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Mar. 16-18, Benton, KS

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Mar. 29-Apr. 01, Ogden, UT

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Hunters Widows Rendezvous
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Gun Banners Unmasked: The Vengeful Face of the Anti-gun Agenda Emerges Once Again

In the aftermath of tragedy, when emotions are running high, some people reveal perhaps more than they intend about themselves and their true intentions. Gun control advocates are feeling especially emboldened in the wake of the terrible murders in Las Vegas, and their predilections and prejudices are again on full display. To no great surprise, they are openly speaking of repealing the Second Amendment, retroactively turning gun owners into criminals, and confiscating firearms en masse. And while their publicly-expressed furor will eventually subside when reason again dominates the national discussion of gun policy, it’s important to keep in mind that what they say now is what they really want. It’s not “reasonable regulation.” It’s give up your gun or the government takes it and you go to jail. It’s always that, in the end.

New York Times commentator Bret Stephens led the way with his call to “repeal the Second Amendment.” Dismissing the fundamental right to keep and bear arms as a “fetish,” Stephens cites a litany of tired and debunked “science” and rhetoric that may do much to ingratiate himself to his new readers at the Times but does absolutely nothing to advance the debate on controlling violent crime.

He then asks, without apparent irony, why liberals nevertheless continue to lose the gun control debate. On this point, at least, Stephens is largely correct (if completely un-self-aware): Because gun control advocates don’t know what they’re talking about and because their proffered “common sense” solutions won’t make any appreciable difference.

Stephens, therefore, advocates for America to “fundamentally and permanently” change a “legal regime that most of the developed world considers nuts” by getting rid of the Second Amendment altogether. James Madison himself, Stephens insists, would look at modern America and say, “Take the guns – or at least the presumptive right to them – away.”

What happens to the 400 million or so firearms already in private hands? How does society actually benefit from his plan? Stephens doesn’t say. He apparently just trusts that things would eventually work themselves out if the government had carte blanche over yet another aspect of Americans’ lives.

Paul Waldman also wrote a piece for The Week with an even blunter prescription: “Ban guns.” Waldman at least acknowledges some of the practical problems inherent in his proposal. Yet he still muses that “it's worthwhile to step back from the concrete debates we're having, as important as those are, and spend a moment contemplating what kind of society we'd prefer if there were no practical impediments to radical change.”

Echoing Stephens, Waldman calls Americans’ dedication to their Second Amendment rights “absurd fetishism.” He insists, however, that “I get it.” But it’s not enough, he says, to justify “[o]ver 30,000 Americans dead every year, and tens of thousands more maimed and paralyzed.”

Self-defense would be less of an issue in his proposed Utopia, Waldman argues, because assailants “probably” wouldn’t have a gun, either. “[P]robably.” And besides, he writes, it’s a “ludicrous argument” that “even if you took away everyone’s guns, people would still have evil in their hearts, and if they really wanted to kill they’d find a way.”

We can only assume that Mr. Waldman doesn’t have much experience with the criminal element. Or much familiarity with history. Or even an awareness of the sorts of mass-casualty crimes committed in the relatively gun-free countries he obviously so admires.

CLICK HERE to read the rest of this interesting article.

The governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, a died in the wool liberal democrat, stated that since he legalized the sale of marijuana, the opioid use has gone down 6 percent, his statistics! Of course this is coming from another lying politician to cover his ass for the increase in drug usage, increase in crime, increase in traffic deaths, need I say more?!

Dear readers, the LEFT WING LIBERALS will be the destruction of this great nation! They do everything in their power to discredit and blame this great Country for the ills of the world!
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Internal Lock Polishing: $45.xx. CVA/Traditions/Siler/L&R locks only. I will polish all moving/mating surfaces and lock plate for a smooth grit free feel. This speeds up lock time and makes it butter smooth.
Trigger Polishing: $20.xx. Work would include the internals of the lock, the double set triggers MUST be polished fora smooth crisp, grit free feel!
Accuracy Bedding: $60.xx. Needed just like a center fire, your wood stock muzzle loader is actually prone to the tang screw/s loosening due to the weaker wood actually pulling the metal parts up and into the wood under heavy recoil! Loose tang screws are a dead giveaway of this happening only after a few shots, killing your accuracy.
Wet Weather soaking your wood stock also is a common problem. "In order to do the job correctly you will have to send your complete muzzle loader so I can bed all parts as one for the best accuracy possible."
Coning the Muzzle: $35.xx. This procedure in present day is known as "coning”. It was known in the 19th century as a "relieved" muzzle and also as a "funneled" muzzle. Once the rifle has been “coned” it can be loaded rather easily without using the short starter.
Barrel Browning: $65.xx. I use nothing but the best to brown all muzzle loader barrels. It’s a slow process which generally takes 3 to 5 days to complete properly. This included sights, tang, screws, etc. If it deals with the barrel/attachment. It is included in the price.
Browning Accessories: Contact for price! Butt plate, trigger guard, nose cap, patch box, Etc. Just let me know what all you have and I will work on a price for you.
Stock Refinish: $125.xx. Have an old beauty of a muzzle loader but the stock is looking a little beat up? No problem! All finishes are hand rubbed from the low gloss, matte to high mirror gloss, I can do it in whatever finish you want. Walnut normally does NOT get stained unless the owner wants it reddish or almost black. Good walnut normally never needs staining.
Brush the Brass: $25.xx. To rid that beautiful rifle of yours and that ugly shiny cheap looking brass, I can also provide a Brushed look to your rifles furniture that will age nicely and cut that cheap shininess out! Stop scaring game with that mirror! It’s a hunting rifle, not a beauty pageant!

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NOTE: This article and many other interesting articles can also be found at the BACKWOODSMAN MAGAZINE.

  • “The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore the others. ”

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Frontier's Anti Rust & Patch Lube: This lube was designed for shooting patches for Traditional Round Ball Shooters, but it is safe to be used in ALL firearms, Inside and Out for Lubrication & Rust Protection.

In 2014, after years and years of fighting rust, I set out to develop my own recipe for a great performing patch lube that #1, keeps Rust Out of my rifles bore and to keep the fouling soft no matter what powder I am using. After many many months of research, developing and testing, Frontier's Anti-Rust & Patch Lube was born!

For years, I had always used the typical minty smelling yellow patch lube that our local stores had stock. Big name brand product, saying that we could shoot a 1000 shots without wiping out the bore! Harder to load? Add more lube! Yes, we all at some time have bought into that product.

One year, I was out elk hunting in a light snow storm. Mostly wind blown snow, and having loaded up a .54cal CVA Mountain Rifle with 80gr Pyrodex RS, .015" patch lubed with the commercial yellow lube, after 4 hours of hunting, I ran a dry patch down the bore once I got home, and pulled out the nastiest, orange/red rust from the bore. 4 hours!

I will not even mention the poor results from using that yellow lube as a " rust preventative" after cleaning with warm soapy water. Most pitting in one rifle was mainly caused after cleaning and "protecting".

As the years went by, rust, pitting and broken ramrods were a normal thing in some of my rifles due to this yellow product. What really made me develop Frontier's Anti-Rust & Patch Lube, was the fact, that I was flat out tired of coming home from hunting for the day, only to run a dry patch down the bore and pull out orange rust! Just from ONE 6-8 hour day of hunting, my bore was already rusting up with that yellow lube product.

After doing tons of testing, developing and actual weather testing, my Anti-Rust & Patch Lube has beat every other product out on the market. I can now hunt for a week or more in nasty weather without that gut sick feeling that my bore is rusting. When I wipe a thin coating on the external surfaces, still today, It amazes me how my product dried to a velvet soft feel and looks as if there is nothing on the metal! It's also nice to have a lube that does not turn to a liquid state when the sun breaks out from behind the clouds.

Benefits of using Frontier's Anti-Rust & Patch Lube!

The biggest benefit you WILL notice when using our Anti-Rust & Patch Lube is that it is everything we say it is. It stops rust in its tracks without any harmful chemicals or smells. It is very easily to apply, black powder fouling is softened greatly without the need of a runny lube.

I know ordering a "new" patch lube can be scary at times as you've probably lived through the muzzleloading empire years and have been burned before by the new and better lubes they come out with.

One huge benefit is the fact that there is NO OTHER LUBE on the market like ours! Our lube does NOT use anything like the typical beeswax, paraffin wax, mineral oil based lubes. We do not even use Plant or Animal fat in our lube! It is truly a remarkable lube that has no expiration date!

Our products are made in the great state of Colorado

I have family members that work for the local PD, SP & Correctional facilities. I trust my product with my life and my family members lives. You to can trust it when you treat you firearms with a product made by Frontier!

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Cleans up with Hot soapy water and does NOT build up in the bore over time.

Can be used inside and out of firearms. We use it in our AK's and AR15.

Black Powder Revolver shooters will love it as it keeps that hard crusty fouling from forming at the throat of the cylinders.

Keep out of direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Lube starts to soften roughly around 90-100 degrees.

Do not get this lubed confused with the other current "Yellow" color lubes! This is a high quality product, not that Crisco/Chapstick based junk we are used to seeing on the store shelf.

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Comment From The MountainGnome: Folks, as you know the most important tool for the back woodsman/mountainman is his muzzleloader!

  • Blaming a gun for crime is like blaming a fork for Rosie O'Donnell for being FAT!
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Folks, here are some great books to read, while relaxing in the evening........

Buy Today...Great Reading!! The Bleeding Edge
Present Day
by William W. Johnstone with J.A. Johnstone

From the bestselling authors of Tyranny and Stand Your Ground comes the explosively charged story of a full-scale terrorist attack on American soil—on the biggest shopping day of the year . . .


Black Friday. The American Way Mall is packed with holiday shoppers and bargain seekers. Machine-gun fire rings out, and within minutes hundreds are dead and dying. Others are taken hostage by an army of fanatical Middle Eastern terrorists ready to blast the American Way Mall into a pile of rubble. But one man—Iraq War vet Tobey Lanning—refuses to go down without a fight. Separated from his soon-to-be fiancée, Lanning finds himself on the frontlines of a new war against terror. The FBI and the local police are helpless. The battle is going to be lost or won inside the mall. With thousands of innocent lives at stake, Lanning assembles a makeshift platoon of Black Friday shoppers. A teenage security guard. A retired Chicago cop. A school teacher who’s never fired a gun. A young ex-con who has. A soccer mom. A priest. A wheelchair-bound WWII vet . . .

These brave everyday Americans will stand up and meet the enemy face to face. Defend their land, their values, their honor—and if necessary pay the ultimate price for freedom . . .

NOTE: Most folks don't think this could ever happen...just vote for another Liberal like Obama and see what happens!

NOTE: Folks, every book I review on The MountainGnome, I have read and give my honest opinion. This book is excellent reading and exciting (IMO)!


Robby The Robot Life Force
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New! RC voice activation option now available. This option must be added to kit before shipping. Can not be added later by client. Kits available for the Masudaya 16" & 24" Robby as well as the X-PLUS Robby.

Bring your POL810 1/12 scale Polar Lights Robby to Life with the Robby the Robot Life Force Plug-N-Play LED and Sound Effect Kit. The kit includes a High Quality sound board with 14 famous phrases synced to a flashing blue LED. Blinking lights are included for Blue "Weapons Neutralizers" as well as white LEDs for the "Analyzer Disk Beta" on robbies chest panel. Includes steady lit LEDs for various areas of Robby.

Just plug in some connectors, battery, and slide power switch on, no soldering required. This is as simple as a Lighting kit can be.

Install Circuit boards in the stand that is provided with your model or create a custom stand.

Photo etch kit from ParaGrafix will help to accurize your Robby. Click Here. Robby model in video and Photos are not included in effect kit, they are for demonstration only.



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Folks, if you have never taken a cruise, you are missing a great deal. Adventure, relaxing, educational and just plain enjoyable! There are many cruise lines, try them all! You'll be happy you did. />

NOTE: We will no longer suggest Colorado, or any other state that legalized the sale of illegal drugs, as a hunting, skiing, vacation destination without warning you of the consequences!
Due to the legalization of drugs in the state: increases in crime, drug related shootings, increasing traffic deaths, increasing hit & run incidents, we feel your vacations are better spent elsewhere!!


Congress voted to allow your internet service providers to sell your online activity to advertisers – here’s the simplest way to prevent that from happening.

Goodbye Internet Privacy, Hello Anonymous VPNs: How To Keep Your Browser History Private

Every week read about the latest developments in privacy software for the home, internet, e-mail..etc..Is the government sticking their noses to far into your private life? Find out more...

Software, Articles, Web Sites and Tips helping YOU protect your PRIVACY!!

BASICS OF CRYPTOGRAPHY - Download or view this manual.

The Ultimate Online Privacy Guide!

Edward Snowden’s NSA spying revelations highlighted just how much we have sacrificed to the gods of technology and convenience something we used to take for granted, and once considered a basic human right – our privacy.

It is just not just the NSA. Governments the world over are racing to introduce legislation that allows to them to monitor and store every email, phone call and Instant Message, every web page visited, and every VoIP conversation made by every single one of their citizens.

The press have bandied parallels with George Orwell’s dystopian world ruled by an all-seeing Big Brother about a great deal. They are depressingly accurate.

Encryption provides a highly effective way to protect your internet behavior, communications, and data. The main problem with using encryption is that its use flags you up to organizations such as the NSA for closer scrutiny.

Details of the NSA’s data collection rules are here. What it boils down to is that the NSA examines data from US citizens, then discards it if it’s found to be uninteresting. Encrypted data, on the other hand, is stored indefinitely until the NSA can decrypt it.

The NSA can keep all data relating to non-US citizens indefinitely, but practicality suggests that encrypted data gets special attention.

If a lot more people start to use encryption, then encrypted data will stand out less, and surveillance organizations’ job of invading everyone’s privacy will be much harder. Remember – anonymity is not a crime!

You are being watched. Private and state-sponsored organizations are monitoring and recording your online activities. provides knowledge and tools to protect your privacy against global mass surveillance.

Privacy? I don't have anything to hide.
Over the last 16 months, as I've debated this issue around the world, every single time somebody has said to me, "I don't really worry about invasions of privacy because I don't have anything to hide." I always say the same thing to them. I get out a pen, I write down my email address. I say, "Here's my email address. What I want you to do when you get home is email me the passwords to all of your email accounts, not just the nice, respectable work one in your name, but all of them, because I want to be able to just troll through what it is you're doing online, read what I want to read and publish whatever I find interesting. After all, if you're not a bad person, if you're doing nothing wrong, you should have nothing to hide." Not a single person has taken me up on that offer.
Glenn Greenwald in Why privacy matters - TED Talk

Global Mass Surveillance - The Fourteen Eyes
The UKUSA Agreement is an agreement between the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand to cooperatively collect, analyze, and share intelligence. Members of this group, known as the Five Eyes, focus on gathering and analyzing intelligence from different parts of the world. While Five Eyes countries have agreed to not spy on each other as adversaries, leaks by Snowden have revealed that some Five Eyes members monitor each other’s citizens and share intelligence to avoid breaking domestic laws that prohibit them from spying on their own citizens. The Five Eyes alliance also cooperates with groups of third party countries to share intelligence (forming the Nine Eyes and Fourteen Eyes), however Five Eyes and third party countries can and do spy on each other.

NOTE: Visit the site to view some very interesting data on how private citizens are subject to mass surveillance in not only the U.S.A. but many other countries! CLICK HERE

NOTE: Folks, as of today, TOR is the best of the best for your PRIVATE internet browsing! No one has been able to equal this program!

CHUCK WAGON COOK you'll find delicious recipes for main dishes, deserts, "kool" drinks, wild game, and more ~ Updated in every new edition of The MountainGnome!

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Bacon-Wrapped Buttermilk Venison Loin Recipe
These bacon-wrapped venison loins are a dream to eat

Remove the venison loins from the refrigerator 30 minutes before grilling and wrap with bacon.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

  • Venison loin (backstrap)
  • Buttermilk
  • Bacon

1. Cut backstraps into chunks, and let them soak overnight in buttermilk. Pat venison pieces dry with paper towels. Allow meat to sit outside of the refrigerator at room temperature for 30 minutes before grilling.

2. Wrap each chunk in bacon. Grill venison for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from grill, serve and enjoy.

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  • At the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.