Category Archives: Today’s History Lesson

Sen Harry Reid’s Family History

Found this on the bookface….. Judy Walkman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Senator Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing … Continue reading

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Bloodless Dueling with Wax Bullets

Looks like there used to be dueling clubs that used wax bullets, and supposedly, this was a way to train in the event of actually having to demand satisfaction. the conduct of the affair is carried through as on the … Continue reading

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1860 McCollough Colt

In 1861, after Texas seceded from the union, and all the federal troops left the Texas frontier forts, Ben McCullough cut a deal with Sam Colt to ship 1,000 of the new Colt 1860 Army revolvers to Texas for frontier … Continue reading

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When did New Jersey become so anti-gun? Part Deux

Yesterday, I posted about the foundation of today’s gun control laws in NJ, and today here is part deux; Discovered Rutgers Law Library online. With this you can go all the way back to 1776 and research all the laws … Continue reading

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When did New Jersey become so anti-gun?

The background……. NJ’s gun control laws date back to 1897 or so, then around 1924, permits for CCW became required, and during the 30’s various revisions to CCW laws happened with reference to something called ‘The Uniform Firearms Act‘. Then … Continue reading

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Cemetery Gun

Turns out there was actually such a thing as a ‘cemetery gun’ (aka ‘set gun’ or ‘alarm gun’).  Seems the Museum of Mourning Art at Arlington in PA has one on display. They were used in cemeteries during the 18th … Continue reading

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