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During a house oversight committee meeting:

Clear-80-percent-Lower-ar15-ReceiverI can tell I like the cut of Massie’s jib, however LOL at the ATF ever destroying that list.  Like that’s going to happen.  Sure they might “destroy” it, but I can’t see them ever actually destroying it if you catch my drift.  If you missed the whole ARES Armor debacle you can catch up at the link.

Thomas Massie represents the 4th district of Kentucky.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: J

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Almost a century ago and without the aid of any pixel-generating computer software, the itinerant photographer Arthur Mole (1889-1983) used his 11 x 14-inch view camera to stage a series of extraordinary mass photographic spectacles that choreographed living bodies into symbolic formations of religious and national community. In these mass ornaments, thousands of military troops and other groups were arranged artfully to form American patriotic symbols, emblems, and military insignia visible from a bird’s eye perspective. During World War I, these military formations came to serve as rallying points to support American involvement in the war and to ward off isolationist tendencies.

More Info – HERE

Lots more pictures – HERE

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(The photographs appear to be on display at the Hammer Gallery in Chicago, IL)


Simply amazing; the use of perspective is incredible. It would be neat to see this done again.

I wonder if there was a lot of complaining back then? I’m sure there would be plenty today if soldiers were ordered to be involved in this type of project.

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Chicago, IL – Police say the four suspects had pulled up to the home of officer Thomas Wortham’s parents at 85th Street and South King Drive in the Chatham neighborhood about 11:30 p.m. and tried to steal the motorcycle that Wortham had recently bought himself as a coming home present. He had just served his second tour of duty in Iraq.

The father grabbed his gun and came to the aid of his son, who had announced that he was a police officer, sources said. In the exchange of gunfire, Wortham was shot several times and two of the suspects were wounded, authorities said. Retired police officers are allowed to keep guns, officials said.

Full Story – HERE

Absolutely terrible :(

I don’t know how Daley thinks banning guns is going to prevent situations like this.  This goes without saying… but criminals will always be criminals.

I’m glad his Dad was there to put a few holes in at least 2 of the suspects anyway.  Not that that is any sort of acceptable trade off for losing a son.

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The previous article I had on the topic (HERE) had a lot of heated discussion in the comments.

Some new information has surfaced since, including a news conference that Harry James McCullough held with his lawyer:

Seems risky to hold a news conference about such an incident, but I’m sure they had their reasons.  Extremely well spoken individual though.  He definitely represents people that carry a gun for self defense well.

The mother of the dead gunman forgives Harry James McCullough (HERE).  If I was Harry, I’m not sure I’d care either way… but I suppose it was nice of her to say that.

It’s great to hear that the Omaha city prosecutor says there will be no charges filed against Harry James McCullough for allegedly conceal carrying without a permit, because after reviewing the surveillance video the gun was visible at times on McCullough’s right hip. (Source)

I’m glad that Harry can move on with his life. I just hope he doesn’t have to use his gun again soon in some sort of related incident defending his life from retaliation for the life of the gunman.  I hope whoever the dead gunman Marquail Thomas’ friends are, they have enough sense to realize that their friend was a dumbass, and to use his death as a lesson rather than trying to avenge it.

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A good find by user Jacobdw on GlockTalk:

“Let them take Arms” is from the historic Thomas Jefferson quote:

“What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.”

— Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787. ME 6:373, Papers 12:356

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I am posting about this because it is self defense related.  Oakland California February 15, 2010 – 67 year old Thomas Bruso did everything possible to avoid confrontation, but still ended up having to take care of business because a guy just wouldn’t leave him alone.

The incident:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJFv9SMSMQ[/youtube]

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