Notes for Friday – February 24, 2017

On February 24, 1840, former President John Quincy Adams began to argue the Amistad case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. A practicing lawyer, member of the House of Representatives, and son of America’s second president who was an avowed abolitionist. Though John Quincy Adams downplayed his abolitionist stance, … Continue reading

Odds ‘n Sods:

Infinite Product Solutions (the makers of versatile solvent trap threaded muzzle adapters—all NFA rules apply) has updated their gun show calendar, showing the events where their sales reps will have booths. Because they are controversial, I recommend buying such adapters only face to face, with cash. – JWR o o … Continue reading

Hugh’s Quote of the Day:

“Contrary to popular opinion, the Constitution was not – and is not – a grant of rights to the citizenry. Instead, the Constitution is a “barbed-wire entanglement” designed to interfere with, restrict, and impede government officials in the exercise of political power.” – Jacob Hornberger

Notes for Thursday – February 23, 2017

February 23rd is the birthday of Captain Isaac Davis (February 23, 1745 – April 19, 1775), a militia officer and gunsmith who commanded a Minute Company in Acton, Massachusetts during the Battle of Concord. Today is also the anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of the Alamo (February 23 … Continue reading

Notes for Wednesday – February 22, 2017

On this day in 1732, George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the second son from the second marriage of a colonial plantation owner. An initially loyal British subject, Washington eventually led the Continental Army in the American Revolution and became known as the father of the United States. … Continue reading