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From the Desk of John Rourke – Week of March 22nd, 2015

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As I mentioned last week things have gotten extremely busy for me so this week will be formatted a bit different. I am scheduling a combination of recommended videos and from deep in the archives of MSO several “Blasts from the Past” articles that you may never have seen.

Hopefully there will be something for everyone.

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This past Saturday made it to the range with a friend and sent many

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 20th, 2015

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Hello all –

Next week I am going to be scheduling a few video’s and some “Blast’s from the Past”. Things have gotten extremely busy so my responses to comments and emails may be a little slow.

Just to give everyone an update on a few things:

Reports are that Iran is supporting an EMP attack on the United States and has plotted for years on how to disrupt the grid. This is the same

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 19th, 2015

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“From Minnesota to Arkansas, state officials are knocking on doors and quarantining areas in a fight to stop the spread of the biggest U.S. bird-flu outbreak on record.”

Wonderful.

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Just picked up a Trekker Kelly Kettle from Emergency Essentials. Can’t wait to test it out this weekend. Having a group meeting so might take it for “show and tell”.

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Watching the movie Aliens. This was

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 18th, 2015

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Looks to be a “Firearms Edition” of From the Desk of……

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Just ordered an AR lower parts kit. Next step towards my next build – whatever that may be. (Hint: .300 Blackout……Shhhhhh)

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Over this past weekend looked at some semi-auto shotguns at my local shop. I looked at a special edition Mossberg 930. Very light and felt very nimble.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 17th, 2015

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Took yesterday off to do some organization and do some shooting. Got all my stuff together and headed to the range. Closed. I failed to perform adequate research when planning my day. I suddenly understood as I approached and saw the “CLOSED” sign how Lyle Lovett felt seeing Julia Robert leave him.

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It’s often said that we need to learn from history or we are doomed to repeat it, but

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 16th, 2015

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Selling off all my airsoft stuff. No time to play and taking up so much room. Need more trigger time – – on real guns.

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If I had the money I would open up a shooting range in my area. There are very few places to go and they all have too many restrictions. No drawing from a holster. No rapid fire shooting(must have two seconds between rounds). One place

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 13th, 2015

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New Cabela’s just opened up less than 1 mile from where I work. Will head over there today and check them out. Yesterday was their Grand Opening and people had camped out for a couple days to be the first ones in. Looks to be quite a place. Hope to find some .22 Magnum’s there but likely sold out.

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Mentioned I was interested in getting a bolt action centerfire. Checked

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 12th, 2015

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Installed some software that is supposed to make it easier to view MSO on mobile devices such as tablets and cell phones. Please let me know if you have any issues.

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Spring is fast approaching and Amazon has a slew of outdoor fun stuff on sale. From camping and hiking gear to skateboards and clothing. Check it out HERE.

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Gardening Tip: I often make mounds

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 11th, 2015

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Great News!!!! The ATF announced that they have suspended – at least for now – their efforts to ban the popular M855 5.56mm ammunition often fired through the AR-15 rifle.

Everyone that participated in contacting their Congressman and the ATF should pat themselves on the back. This is a rare case that people stood up for protecting our rights and actually won. This provides a glimmer of hope that if people come together for the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 10th, 2015

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A couple in Nevada was denied from being foster parents due to them being concealed weapons permit holders. Another method for the Progressives to try to take gun rights away from citizens. A couple wants to help provide a family for a child in need and it is denied because the couple follows the law.

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I am looking to put a firearm on layaway this weekend. Local gun

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 9th, 2015

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The membership program is coming along nicely. I have lined up some online vendors that are providing special discounts and I am working on some unique articles and downloads. Will up everyone when I have more information.

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Yesterday was over 70 degrees – beautiful day. Peaked my interest and thoughts around gardening. The main garden has a few weeds I need to dig up and the raised bed is covered.

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What’s your favorite?

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This is going to be a little different. Jonathan started asking me about “favorites” and similar questions yesterday. Couldn’t get it out of my mind. Figured I would share a few things…..

 

Favorite pistol :Smith & Wesson M&P9

Favorite place to eat: The Original Benjamin’s in Myrtle Beach, SC

Favorite grade in school: 11th. Went to school in Florence, SC and found this to be the friendliest place I ever lived.

Favorite all-time movie:

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 6th, 2015

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I cannot figure out how our closest ally in the Middle East comes to speak in front of Congress and the Progressives attack him. No shame whatsoever. None.

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I have recently seen video’s being publicized online by pro-gunners showing the penetration capabilities of the M855 round. I don’t think that this would be a very good time to do such a thing.

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I generally cook

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 4th, 2015

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In a world filled with so much frustration and seriousness – here are a few pictures for your entertainment……

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 3rd, 2015

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I am half-way thru Season 3 of House of Cards on Netflix. Awesome show. If you have not seen the first two seasons I highly recommend them.

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Many missed it but later this week United States National Guard troops will arrive in Ukraine to help train troops. I suspect Putin is not thrilled….ya think?

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The Kel-Tec PMR is a very unique pistol. Not only is

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From the Desk of John Rourke – March 2nd, 2015

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Enjoyed my time off over the weekend and I needed the time off. Did not accomplish a whole lot. My wife and I celebrated our 19th wedding anniversary. I am not one that makes a big deal out out of my own birthdays and anniversaries. I should. Guess getting a little older I could care less about my own birthday.

I also picked up a new cell phone – a Samsung Galaxy Note 4. I

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 27th, 2015

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Making a few improvements(I hope) to the site. Don’t be shocked if you see some changes. I have installed the Membership software I had been talking about but it is not totally set u yet. It’s going to be cool once complete. Give it a few weeks.

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“……..we celebrate our independence from the government, not our dependence on it.” – Scott Walker

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A few of

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 26th, 2015

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Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield’s killer found guilty and sentenced to life in prison without parole. Justice served.

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The latest episodes of The Walking Dead have me a bit…..bored. Don’t get me wrong the show is still great there is just something different about it. I continue to wonder where they get all their ammunition and batteries. Scavenging? Maybe for the batteries not so sure on the ammo.

If the

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 25th, 2015

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My son told me that his Science teacher runs a club at school called “PRIDE”. The club is only for black kids. Why does that bother me? Is it because I could care less what color someone is? Is it because I believe that we are beyond segregation activities such as this? We are all Americans. Let’s take some PRIDE in that for a change!

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20,000 illegals crossed Mexican border

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 24th, 2015

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Some of you may have notice that several of the ads have disappeared. Over the next few months several more will disappear as well. I make a little spare change from MSO and not ashamed at that at all. A lot of time and money is put into keeping it going. I have decided to only keep a core group of advertisers and then maintain a few affiliate ads going.

In case you are unaware

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 23rd, 2015

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A few more days left in the SHTF Knife Contest. If you have something to send in there is still a little time.

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I have been deep sea fishing before and loved it – years and years ago. I was catching small blue fish that fought aggressively and had a ball reeling them in. Just read that a 16 year old kid just fought and pulled in a 1,058 pound

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 20th, 2015

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Been a rough week. Entire family is sick…..except me. Frigid cold hasn’t helped. Work is pretty much normal which isn’t all that fantastic. Flat tire, broken windshield, dead battery, and rear brakes being replaced. Yeah – could have gone better but you know what? I’m above ground and I have today off. Heading to the range in the freezing cold once the place opens. Pulling the trigger a few times will feel good.

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 19th, 2015

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Happy Birthday to the smartest man I ever met. I miss you Dad.

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California basically is looking to ban pistols. They want to pass a law requiring that when a pistol fires it places a traceable mark on the case. Each pistol different mark? Do you realize how expensive this would be?

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Obama makes statements about the three young people in North Carolina killed and

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From the Desk of John Rourke – February 18th, 2015

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I may write a separate post about this but figured I would throw out this quick blurb. I am looking at starting a small “membership” program for all of you who wish to support ModernSurvivalOnline. Pretty simple in that those interested would sign up to donate a small amount – like $3 per month – and they would gain access to some “member-only” information, discounts, etc.

Here is my question – What do I call

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