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Monthly DVI retiree breakfast

Sep 2nd, 2015 | By
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The usual monthly DVI retiree breakfast will take place this coming Saturday at 0900 at the Perko’s in Salida where Kiernan crosses Hwy 99.  Drop in for some pancakes with the dinosaurs, it really is fun.  You don’t have to be retired to join in.



Lawsuit announced in Kate Steinle murder

Sep 1st, 2015 | By
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The family of Kate Steinle, who was gunned down by a multiple=repeat illegal alien multiple returnee who has been protected by San Francisco’s sanctuary city policy and the incompetence and political correctness of the Obama administration has announced that they are suing both the city and the feds in the death. Unfortunately I suspect strongly that this will go nowhere.  I am not a lawyer but I think they will

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A well-intentioned (?) blunder

Aug 31st, 2015 | By
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Most of Paco’s readers are by now well familiar with Proposition 47.  This mess, approved by the somewhat gullible voters of the formerly great state of California, designated many crimes that were previously considered as felonies to now be misdemeanors. This made virtually all drug possession crimes misdemeanors, along with check forgery, theft of pretty much anything (including firearms) valued at under $950, petty theft with a prior and similar “petty” crimes like resisting arrest. Fortunately not all of the media bought into the stupidity.  Clicking here will link to a piece from the LA

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Now six confirmed cases at San Quentin

Aug 31st, 2015 | By
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There are now six confirmed cases of Legionnaires Disease at San Quentin prison.  The prison has stopped all food preparation and shut down the showers.  They have, however, restarted the toilets after being assured that it is very unlikely that are a vector for the disease.  Hot water, as in showers, and mist or water spray is a much more likely source.  So far no staff are known to have

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President Obama renames Mt. McKinley Mt. Obama

Aug 30th, 2015 | By
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OK, the headline is only half right.  President Obama did rename Mt. McKinley but the “new” name is Denali.  This is the traditional name the indigenous people have called the name for untold generations and the name that the state of Alaska has used officially for about 40 years, so I guess it’s all good.



Gun sting gets bystander killed

Aug 30th, 2015 | By
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A gun by sting in the Big Apple ended up with a dead innocent bystander on Friday. The NYPD was running a gun buy sting in the city of Mt. Vernon when the alleged seller decided to rip off the cash from the undercover officer instead.  The cop managed to shoot the suspect but he also shot and killed Felix Kumi, 61, who was walking down the street minding his

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4-legged urban predators

Aug 29th, 2015 | By
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Bruce Howard, 61, was in Stern Grove about 0700 Wednesday morning walking his two small dogs when he ran afoul of a pack of coyotes.  One of them tried to have Eddie, a 2-year old Bichon Frise, for breakfast and very nearly succeeded.  Howard managed to retrieve Eddie and get him to the animal hospital where he went into emergency surgery.  He is likely to survive though is looking at

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Game called due to panic

Aug 29th, 2015 | By
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The opening game of the local high school football season was last night, Lincoln at Stagg.  Lincoln was ahead 29-0 and everything was OK up until half time.  Then something went sideways. There may, or may not, have been a fist fight in the stands.  Somebody may, or may not, have pulled something from the waistband of his pants.  That something may, or may not, have been a weapon.  And

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Bob’s Armory, Chapter 9

Aug 29th, 2015 | By
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(This originally ran in June, 2008. It has been updated  since then.) Chapter 9. Best gun, best load. Those who follow the gun press will know that there is a never-ending supply of arguments on this subject. For the longest time it was .45 vs 9 mm. Then the .40 cal and .357 auto got thrown into the mix. New high tech bullets and new low-flash high-velocity powders also make news in the field. Changes, in my humble opinion, in the last 25 years or so, since the development of synthetic pistol frames, have been

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Hunter Biden must be a real important guy

Aug 28th, 2015 | By
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Hunter Biden is the remaining son of V. P. Joe “BiteMe” Biden.  He must be one very important sonofabitch.  He is so important that the Russian are apparently going to great lengths to embarrass him. His name has shown up on the Ashley Madison dump.  He vehemently denies ever signing up.  He insists that the Russian’s did it to make him look bad.  Those Russians must be very, very clever

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Computers can bite you on the ass

Aug 28th, 2015 | By
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Last year Owen Labrie was an 18-year old about-to-graduate senior at St. Paul’s in New Hampshire.  This is a very elite, very expensive ($53K per year) prep school with a very prestigious alumni list.  Two days before graduating last year he had some sort of a sexual encounter with a 15-year old freshman girl.  She said it was rape.  He said is wasn’t, and whatever it was was consensual, morally

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Drug counselor busted smuggling drugs into Calipatria

Aug 28th, 2015 | By
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A drug counselor was busted on August 7 smuggling a pile of contraband into Calipatria State Prison. Angela P. Carter, 43, was attempting to enter the prison through the entrance building when a Lieutenant smelled a strong owner of weed coming off her.  Ms. Carter was carrying a large potato chip bag with her and the odor seemed to be coming from that bag. The bag was found to contain

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Water turned off at SQ

Aug 28th, 2015 | By
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The water was turned off at San Quentin today due to 1 confirmed and 16 suspected cases of Legionnaires Disease, a particularly nasty form of pneumonia.  This situation has 17 prisoners housed at off-grounds medical facilities and all visitation by volunteers etc. suspended. Having worked at DVI when there was no utilities at all for some weeks during the flood I know it is seriously inconvenient but can be managed.

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Gun beats chain…if you are willing to use it

Aug 28th, 2015 | By
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A Oakland PD officer had a violent encounter with a bicycle-chain wielding bad guy yesterday morning that ended up with the officer in the hospital and the bad guy in the morgue. The female officer, an 18-year veteran, had responded to an assault call.  As she was leaving the suspect suddenly appeared in front of her car.  She exited her vehicle to question the man and he immediately attacked her,

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Passing of Kathy Kuehl

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
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Kathy Kuehl, who was a fixture at the DVI personnel office for quite some time, passed about two weeks ago at the age of 72.  She had also worked at SQ and SCC.   She was very good people and was good at her job.  She will be missed.



Innovative impact weapon

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
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On August 23 a local cop in Park City, Kansas, responded to a call of a suspicious person.  He came across Michael Rush, 26, who was walking his dog  through neighbor’s yards. When the officer attempted to talk with Rush he began using the dog as an impact weapon, swinging it at the end of the leash, hitting the officer with the dog.  The officer didn’t like that and lit

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Did they or didn’t they find the treasure? (Updated)

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
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Two people in Poland have told the government they have found a missing WWII Nazi treasure train and will be happy to cough up the location, for a 10% finders fee. The semi-legendary train is known to have left what was then Breslau in Germany (now Wroclaw in Poland) in April of 1945 on a 40-mile trip and (not unlike Gilligan’s Minnow) more or less disappeared, presumably into one of

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Stockton scores #28

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
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The crime-ridden and gang-infested cesspool that is Stockton racked up homicide #28 yesterday morning after a drought of almost three weeks. The dead guy was Marcelino Urbina, 83. He was found shot on the sidewalk on the 400 block of S. Hunter St. about four blocks from police headquarters.  He was just yards away from his front door.  He was apparently returning home from an overnight hospital visit when his

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Live death

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
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Two media people were murdered on live TV in Virginia this morning and a third person wounded.  The shooter was a disgruntled former employee of the TV station.  The cops are in active pursuit of the suspect right now. The Governor is blaming it on the “gun culture” in Virginia and made sure to remind everybody that he “had to veto” a bill that would have allowed people to legally

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Medical care at Susanville sucks

Aug 26th, 2015 | By
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A report released two days ago indicates that prisoner medical care at CCC-Susanville is woefully inadequate.  This essential cause is that they can’t find doctors willing to work in the boondocks and a large chunk of the medical staff is either incompetent, doesn’t give a damn or is disinclined to go along with the program. Susanville failed nine of twelve key areas of medical review.  They are down three medical

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Windows Update

Aug 25th, 2015 | By
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I went ahead and updated my main PC to the new Windows 10 this morning.  It was reasonably painless.  I don’t like it because I am not used to it, but it is not so different that I find it unworkable.  I am sure I will grow into it.  With luck it will be less buggy than the Windows 7 that I have been using up to now.  That wouldn’t

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Drone drop derailed

Aug 25th, 2015 | By
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An attempt to drop a gun, ammunition, drugs and a cell phone among other goodies was foiled by authorities in Maryland over the weekend. Authorities moved on a car near the Western Correctional Institution about 120 miles west of Baltimore  and found two apparent intended smugglers, a Yuneec Typhoon drone, and a buttload of contraband.  It is possible the gun was in fact NOT intended as part of the payload,

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Judge reams state over empty psych beds

Aug 25th, 2015 | By
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U. S District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller is pissed with the formerly great state of California.  On Friday she gave them 30 days to address problems that were supposed to be taken care of years ago.  Specifically it appears there is both a large backlog of prisoners awaiting psych treatment and a large number of unfilled psych beds in the system.  She has a problem with that. Allegedly during the

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Moronic gun violence tax passes in Seattle (Updated)

Aug 24th, 2015 | By
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The city council in Seattle, WA. acting today (08-11) passed a “gun violence tax” by a vote of 8-0.  This measure will, at least in theory, tax the transfer of each handgun sold in the city an additional $25 and each round of loaded ammunition between 2 cents and 5 cents. It is almost certain that the tax will be overturned by the courts as Washington law does not permit

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Stock market drops like a pole-axed steer

Aug 24th, 2015 | By
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The New York Stock Exchange dropped 1,000 points this morning when the market opened.  Don’t panic, it recovered about 70% of that almost immediately.  That isn’t the point.  The point is that the natives are getting restless.



A right to sleep in the streets?

Aug 24th, 2015 | By
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Idaho is a fairly conservative state, but Boise is a moderately liberal (by comparison) bastion within that state.  An interesting court case came out of there recently, with the Obama administration pushing the hell out of it. It is, or at least was, illegal to sleep on the streets and in other public areas in Boise.  The Obama administration believes that this is in fact the criminalization of homelessness in violation of the constitution as it is “cruel and unusual punishment.” The Obama administration does not like religious based shelters as they often proselytize, making

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2nd Amendment and powerful liberal asses

Aug 22nd, 2015 | By
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Lori Rodriguez of San Jose lives at home with her husband.  Two years ago hubbie was hauled away on a 5150 hold.  They had a dozen guns in the house which were legally owned and possessed.  Some have family history attached.  The legal ownership of those guns has since been transferred to Mrs. Rodriguez.  She has had the combination of the gun safe changed.  She wants HER guns back.  The

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Bob’s Armory, Chapter 8.

Aug 22nd, 2015 | By
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(This originally ran June 8, 2008.) Chapter 8. Customizing a firearm. Once upon a time if you had to actually use a gun on somebody the law didn’t much care if it was a .32 auto or a machine gun. If the shooting was good, it was good and if it wasn’t, it wasn’t. The law still doesn’t care, but juries do (and sometimes DAs do too). Some alterations to a gun are fine, some are questionable, some are legally dangerous. Putting different grips on a gun in order to make it fit your hand

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Public now has the right to be a pain in the ass

Aug 21st, 2015 | By
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Yes, it’s true.  Governor Moonbeam signed SB411 which specifically acknowledges the right of the general public to take audio and video recordings of peace officers in the performance of their duties in public places.  The bill states that merely taking these recordings can NOT be used as reasonable suspicion for the cops to either detain or arrest the person taking these recordings, and (presumably) prevents the cops from seizing their

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Child murdered in Ferguson, MO.

Aug 20th, 2015 | By
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A young girl, 8 or 9 (I have heard both numbers) was shot to death today in Ferguson, Missouri.  She was sitting on her mama’s bed doing her homework when she (apparently) caught a stray round.  (That has yet to be fully determined but looks about right.)  Where were all the Black Lives Matter jerkoffs?  They were protesting (rioting) next door in St. Louis, where the cops shot an ARMED

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Modified, or not?

Aug 20th, 2015 | By
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I went to the range at DVI this week to do an off-duty / retired range.  One of the newer pieces of paperwork I had to read and sign was a certification that, except for sights or grips, the weapon(s) I was shooting were unaltered. That was no problem, I am a great believer in the notion of keeping honest-to-god carry guns as stock as possible, but that statement is

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Prisoner shot at CCC

Aug 20th, 2015 | By
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A prisoner was shot during a riot at CCC-Susanville, though it is unclear if he died from the gunshot wound or stab wounds inflicted during a knife fight on Sunday. The dead guy, Jonathan Velarde, 23, was doing 32 months for robbery and possession out of L.A.  He was due to be released in December.  I guess he got early parole. The death occurred during a riot involving about 45

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