Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 168: This Is Our Shocked face

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss the cancellation of the NRA Annual Meeting and its implications;
  • David talks about how and why you might want to make a chamber casting of a firearm;
  • and finally, Weer’d revisits the debate between Colion Noir and John Rosenthal to fisk the anti-gun talking points that Colion missed.

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Show Notes

Main Topic: 

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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Condolences to North Carolina

Looks like the Jim Crow Pistol Purchase Permit was Vetoed by the Governor.
And he had this total bullshit to justify supporting institutional racism!

“Gun permit laws reduce gun homicides and suicides and reduce the availability of guns for criminal activity,” Cooper said in a statement. “At a time of rising gun violence, we cannot afford to repeal a system that works to save lives. The legislature should focus on combating gun violence instead of making it easier for guns to end up in the wrong hands.”

So first up, this permit is applied for in person at a police station, then the permit needs to be presented to a dealer upon the purchase of a handgun, and the dealer retains the permit. So this isn’t a concealed weapons permit (tho residents of the state may forgo this foolish formality by getting their North Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit) and it isn’t an ownership permit like the Massachusetts and Illinois Firearms Owner Identification Card. This is essentially a coupon that needs to be bought from the police and “redeemed” at the sale of a firearm.

Further this law was passed in 1919 under racist pretext (PDF) so what info does the governor have that this vestige of Jim Crow “Saves Lives” and keeps firearms “Out of the Wrong Hands”?

How do you combat gun violence? Get out of the way of good people who want to own and carry guns, because the criminals don’t care!

Still good work by the people of North Carolina getting this bill on the Governor’s desk. If there is one thing we can learn from the anti-gun forces it’s persistence. It got Vetoed this time, but every time this bill lands on this or any other governor’s desk there is less of a chance the next time!

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 167: There’s Good News and Bad News….

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss Biden’s ban on importing Russian ammunition and North Carolina’s pending repeal of their Jim Crow-era Pistol Purchase Permit law;
  • Continuing our “Chipman Watch!”, Weer’d sits down with Steven Gutowski of The Reload to talk some Chipman Conspiracy theories;
  • Weer’d also interviews Paloma Capanna about social media and government overreach;
  • and finally, Xander brings us his Independent Thoughts on how to sow the seeds of successful activism.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Stephen Gutowski Interview:

Paloma Capanna Interview:

Independent Thoughts:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 166: The ACP That Almost Didn’t Happen

In This Episode:

  • Weer’d has technical difficulties, but overcomes them!
  • Erin and Weer’d discuss some attempts to run around the Protection in Lawful Commerce in Arms Act;
  • David talks about the Gun Control Act of 1968 and how it affected the gun industry;
  • and Weer’d interviews Phillip Smith of the National African-American Gun Association to talk about this fast-growing organization.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers:

Philip Smith Interview:

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Make Bread, Save Bread!

So I’ve had a few friends request the recipe of my no knead whole wheat bread.   So first it’s based on this loaf:

Chef John makes a tasty loaf, but I feel I made a bunch of improvements.

So first up, since food blogs suck, I’ll give you the very basics, then I’ll bust out the tecnique.

Ingredients
.25 Teaspoon Dry yeast
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
3 Cups AP Flour
1 Teaspoon salt
2 cups water

And in the end you’ll be baking this at 450F for about 30 mins.

Ok so onto the step-by-step.

Step 1, the Yeast!

A quarter Teaspoon, it isn’t much, this means you get more bread out of a jar of yeast, or you can take one of those packets of yeast and make 8 loaves!

Now add the flour, THEN the salt, THEN the water. This will prevent the salt from killing your yeast.

Now all that’s left is mixing the ingredients well!

This being a no-knead recipe you don’t need to spend any time kneading the dough or using a mixer, just make sure ALL the flour is wet, and nothing is stuck to the bottom of the bowl.
Then you cover the bowl (I prefer to use a plate so I’m not throwing away foil or plastic wrap, whatever you do make sure it keeps in the humidity, but also isn’t so tight that gas pressure can escape.
Then let it double in size. Depending on temperatures this can take 4-10 hours, but you really let this step take as long as you want. I’ve let this dough go for over 24 hours, and you can put it in your refrigerator and let it rise for a week if you want.
Either way when your dough looks like this, you’re doing fine!

So now pour it into a GREASED loaf pan. I use ALL CAPS because DO NOT SKIP THE GREASE, a little spray of cooking spray will save you a LOT of trouble later.

Now cover the pan, and let it proof essentially until it’s almost climbing back out of the bowl. This yeast should be going crazy so this won’t take long, 10-20 mins. One big difference between Chef John’s and my loaf is his shaped loaf needs to be diligently watched because an over-proofed loaf will be like a giant pancake. In the pan, the only risk is the dough climbing out of the pan and making a mess.

This one could have gone a bit longer, but when it looks like this picture you can start pre-heating your oven for 450F. When your oven is hot, put the loaf in and give it at least 30 mins, but I go for closer to 33, but your oven may be differnt. Then Voila!

There she is. It should sound hollow if you knock on it. This bread is so versatile and tasty. It’s great just as toast, I make garlic bread from it, it’s an ideal shingle for SOS, Avocado toast is really popular! I even take slices and cover them with cheese and sauce and put them under the broiler until I have mini-pizzas!

Still the #1 use for this bread in my house is this:

Grilled cheese! Man when my daughter was eating lunch at home every day during COVID and my wife was working from home, a loaf like this would last 3 days!

So it’s worth a try, since it’s VERY easy to do, especially with the techniques I mention here. I find that the no-knead bread tastes better than standard bread recipe because all that extra rising time really develops a lot of flavor. Also the materials I used are DIRT cheap, so a loaf like this doesn’t even cost a dollar to make. I think it makes a lot of sense, even for those of you who work full-time. Just make the dough in the evening. When you wake up put the loaf in the GREASED pan and let it proof, then toss it in the oven for 30 mins, and then dump it on a cooling rack and put it away after work.

If you roll out of bead and immediately head to work, you could reverse the time by making the dough first thing in the morning, and proof and bake after work.

Either way, give it a try!

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Assorted Calibers Podcast ep 165: Gun Prohibitionists Admit That Gun Control is Racist

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss how all of the anti-gun groups are giving NYSRPA v Bruen a good leaving alone, and many are even speaking out against New York’s  titular May Issue system;
  • They also talk about a lopsided “debate” between Colion Noir and John Rosenthal of Stop Handgun Violence;
  • Rather than the standard weekly Chipman Watch,  Weer’d sits down with Stephen Gutowski of The Reload about what he’s discovered in his investigation of the ATF Director appointee;
  • and finally, Weer’d fisks Keith Olbermann’s attempts to say the Second Amendment doesn’t mean what it says.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast ep 164: Big Lies and the Liars who Tell Them

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss David Chipman’s continued woes, the mugging of former Senator Barbara Boxer, and Louisiana’s failure to pass Constitutional Carry;
  • Xander brings his Independent Thoughts on politics and social groups;
  • Weer’d and Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms discuss some of the Big Lies of Gun Control;
  • and Weer’d fisks the trailer of the anti-NRA film The Price of Freedom.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Tom Knighton Interview:

Weer’d Audio Fisk:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast ep 163: Erin is a Big Deal

… or so Weer’d says, anyway. Erin isn’t convinced.

In This Episode:

  • Erin and Weer’d discuss:
    • David Chipman and his endless woes;
    • a Massachusetts man who was denied a concealed carry permit because of circumstances absent a conviction;
    • and the big news that Operation Blazing Sword/Pink Pistols has filed an Amicus Curiae brief in the case of NYSRPA v. Bruen!
  • Xander brings us some of his Independent Thoughts on the Massachusetts Right To Repair law, and how it compares to gun control;
  • David lists some DYI recipes for gun care products;
  • and finally, Weer’d interviews Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms on the San Jose requirement for gun owners to carry insurance.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:

Independent Thoughts

Gun Lovers and Other Strangers

Tom Knighton Interview:

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Assorted Calibers Podcast Ep 162: Really More of a Square Card Table

This is an ACP Round Table.    Weer’d, Oddball, and David sit down and talk about a pile of News stories that pertain to the Second Amendment.

  • David Chipman still not ATF Director, and it doesn’t look good for him.
  • The New York Attorney General is Attempting to Work Around The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.
  • The Increase in Gun Sales not linked to the increase in gun crime
  • Hold My Guns Gets an update to their website.
  • Update on the Jailing of Jessica Watkins
  • The absurdity of the UK Knife laws

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Adult Me Telling 5-year-old Me That It’s Ok

So I had a VERY random thought this morning….something about a creepy toy that I was obsessed with for a brief moment in time.

A few key search terms and I found it!

The Short-lived Manglor toy line!

The web presence is very light, but the videos are more common.

Man, I distinctly remember my Dad buying me one of these. I don’t know if it was Manglord or the Demon toy, I just remember it being Humanoid, and squishing and pulling it…..then, as the box said, I tore it apart and attempted to put him back together….first in a new interesting way…which didn’t work. Then I tried to put him back together….which also didn’t work.

I felt like I had done something very wrong. I took amazing care of my toys, and preserved even the smallest accessory that came with them. I was crushed. I assume the toy went into the trash after a few days of being dismembered and picking up every fleck of dust and dirt in my house.

Man I even remember having a nightmare that Manglord lived in the pond behind my house.

Well it’s OK little Weer’d you followed the instructions, and those jerks were scamming you. Further there is a reason why this is such an obscure toy line….

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