A PROPHET HATH NO HONOR IN HIS OWN COUNTRY IN HIS OWN TIME.
It is unlikely you will hear the name Aaron Zelman or JPFO (Jews For the Preservation Of Firearms Ownership) mentioned in year end obituary retrospectives, but those familiar with his body of work for the Right To Keep and Bear Arms know a giant has passed from our ranks.
Mr. Zelman delighted to “shake his fist” in the tyrant’s face in ways few others would dare or conceive.
He was a catalyst in the finest sense of the word.
As I advised John Richardson over at No Lawyers, Only Guns and Money, (CLICK LINK HERE) I have been reliably informed the key to high volume readership of a gun blog is—Cookie Recipes.
Thus, for my New Year’s Resolution, I am determined to sprinkle more selections from the Culinary Arts and other Branches of Domestic Economy into this blog after the fashion of David Codrea’s THIS DAY IN HISTORY.
My contributions will be entitled THIS DAY IN GASTRONOME.
Sadly, as I perused my copy of Housekeeping In Old Virginia, (Copyright 1879) I realized in 1879 very few Housekeepers focused their attention on the preparation of cookies.
In the annals of warfare few incidents are more remarkable than the spontaneous truce between two hostile armies Christmas Day 1914 on the Western Front early in Europe’s “Great War”.
Initiated outside the chain of command by individual soldiers this incident had been largely mythic until the Internet archived details unavailable for most of the 20th Century.
As the troops had already suffered upwards of 1 Million Casualties after only four months of combat because the dreaded phalanx charge could not withstand the efficiency of modern firepower-primarily the machine gun- these men were already weary of a war that would stretch out for another four long years and invoke horrors unknown to the modern mind.
As reported by Grass Roots North Carolina, Johnston County in North Carolina has undertaken to regulate the discharge of any projectile “within 600 feet of a dwelling”.
Those of you who have ever tried to find a place to plink an Air Rifle or practice with a compound bow or crossbow will understand the draconian nature of these “discharge weapons within city limits” ordinances.
Those of you who have yet to run afoul of these ordinances may welcome a short explanation.
This is one of those Mother-in-law drives your new Cadillac over the cliff type videos.
On one hand much happiness at the Officer’s wonderfully positive attitude toward the innocent citizen, on the other hand much consternation as he muzzle sweeps the traffic behind him with a weapon whose operation is unfamiliar to him.
Navy’s sci-fi railgun breaks record for most powerful gun on the planet
BY Philip Caulfield
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, December 12th 2010, 12:18 PM
Navy scientists set a world record Friday during a test of an electromagnetic railgun, a tractor-trailer sized weapon that sends a 20-pound projectile rocketing through the air at seven times the speed of sound.
The futuristic gun was tested twice at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Dahlgren, Va., and the first shot generated 33 megajoules of force out of the barrel, a world record for muzzle energy, the scientists said.