Browsing: November 26

A Brief History On November 26, 2018, we once again revisit a subject we have covered twice before (“Dear Santa I Want a Gun for Christmas,” and “Dear Santa I Want a Gun for Christmas, Redux.”).  With so many guns and so little time, anyone interested in history, especially the history of warfare, interested in hunting, interested in competitive shooting, interested in gun collecting, and of course, anyone interested in self-defense would be interested in receiving just the particular firearm they may want for Christmas.  Today we list some of our selections for this year. Questions for Students (and others):…

A Brief History On November 26, 2015, we ran an article about guns the firearm enthusiast might desperately want for a nice Christmas (or Festivus, or Kwanzaa, or Hanukah, or Winter Solstice) present.  This year we re-examine that list, and this time we do it with an eye toward history.  If you do not intend to actually shoot the gun, there are non-firing replicas available of almost any major military arm you might want. Digging Deeper 1. Black Powder Muzzle Loading Rifle. Many states have a deer hunting season for black powder muzzle loading guns, which can greatly extend your time…

A Brief History On November 26, 1883, at the age of 86 Sojourner Truth, perhaps the greatest African-American woman advocate of Civil Rights died of natural causes, ending one of if not the greatest life of fighting for African-American rights. Digging Deeper Born a slave in 1797 New York as Isabella Baumfree, Truth grew up speaking only Dutch, and was sold with a flock of sheep for $100 in 1806.  Her new master was cruel and harsh, never hesitating to beat young “Belle” with sticks. Luckily, Belle was again sold in 1808 ($105, inflation it seems), her new owner selling…

A Brief History On this holiday when thoughts of children are wandering to their Christmas and Hanukkah lists, those among us that are hunters, law enforcement officers, military people, recreational or competitive shooters, interested in self defense and the preservation of liberty, or just into the history and technology of firearms, we present to you our “Bucket List” of guns we would like to own before we are too old to enjoy them. (Although some may be out of production, they are still out there for sale.)  Obviously, such a list is pure opinion and is not relevant to everyone…

From the Series Lil’ History Chips On November 26, 1977, the people of southern Britain were astonished to find their afternoon televisions hijacked by an entity claiming to be “Vrillon.” (Some television viewers reported the entity’s name to be Gillon or Asteron.) Hijacking a television signal, even for only 6 minutes (5:10 pm to 5:16 pm) is highly unusual to say the least.  That the hijacker claimed to represent the “Ashtar Galactic Command” is even more bizarre.   The hijacked signal came from the Hannington transmitter, a type of transmitter that does not receive its signal via cable but rather one that…

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