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The Week in Guns, A Passage
Because of life changes and changes in technology, after five years I am shutting down the weekly This Week in Guns.

It was a passage for me mostly because of how much I learned with respect to guns, and how far I was able to take this as far as I did. It was a passage for Trailing Wife as well, who I hold in great esteem and gratitude for her editing and her insistence on excellence in the English language.

What I did learn through all of this is that AR-15 and AR-10 prices are as low as they have ever been, and our local homegrown fascists continue to press for taking guns away, from all citizens, law abiding or not.

In a just world, their corpses would be rotting away from swinging from lamp posts all over America for their attempts.

None of this would be possible without Fred and his platform. A discussion ensued about how some of the mods found Rantburg back in the day. I said I stumbled in one day, or maybe staggered in.

The truth is I found a link to Rantburg via Emperor Misha I.

I hope in some way I have changed views on the subject of guns and the right to keep and bear arms, and that it somehow will spread.
Posted by:badanov

#10  Thanks Bad. The week in guns always looked like a lot of work, so I religiously read it. I appreciate your efforts, and hope you are not TOO busy.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike   2018-09-01 15:05  

#9  Has it been five years already? I didn’t realize. Starting in 2010 you reported* on the narco gangs down in Mexico, translating from local reports, and then the Ukrainian civil war, for which you also translated from local reports in both Ukrainian and Russian. It has been a joy to play copy editor for you in each incarnation, badanov — I’ve learnt so much as you responded to my questions about both content and phrasing choices, and I am delighted by how well you’ve internalized my feedback; you leave me very little to add nowadays. I realize your life has taken a busy turn, my dear, but I look forward to whatever next attracts your reportorial attention.

* For those interested, the Mexican reports are collected in three volumes, available from all the usual internet sources. See here.
Posted by: trailing wife   2018-09-01 14:19  

#8  Thank you Badanov for a great column and keeping up with 2nd amendment issues and firearms/ammo prices. You are greatly appreciated. Good luck to you in whatever you do after "The Week in Guns."
Posted by: JohnQC   2018-09-01 08:14  

#7  It will be missed, Badanov!
Posted by: Frank G   2018-09-01 07:50  

#6  Thank you. As with many others here, I will miss your weekly column. I really enjoyed your commentary and the rather wishful thinking over the gun of the week. It will be missed.
Posted by: Silentbrick   2018-09-01 07:47  

#5  I will miss your pithy commentary.
Posted by: Steven.    2018-09-01 02:14  

#4  Goodbye and thanks for all the fish.
More time for ARMA!
Posted by: Skidmark   2018-09-01 01:30  

#3  I too appreciate your tireless research and numerous contributions to Fred's site. Wishing you good health, prosperity, and the best of all futures.
Posted by: Besoeker   2018-09-01 00:48  

#2  Ahh, I'm going to miss this column. I also hold the "Week in Guns" in great esteem. I have learned quite a bit from you and I hope you will keep posting gun related articles and news as they come up.

Fair winds Badanov and be well.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance   2018-09-01 00:37  

#1  Badanov——-I appreciate your many articles related to guns and issues brought to light. I learned a lot during that time, thanks to your high protein paragraphs. Many thanks!
Posted by: Alaska Paul   2018-09-01 00:18