Dec 30, 2013

GOP Establishment Not Learning From 2008 or 2012 Defeat

The GOP establishment's political tactics caused their loss in the last two presidential elections, as well as seats in Congress. They feigned compliance with the Tea Party movement, but then when they lost, used the Tea Party as the scapegoat – not realizing that their establishment mentality and non-compliance with Republican Party traditions and political platform – not promoting constitutional law was the real reason why they lost support. The establishment backed their poster boy, Romney, instead of someone sincere and since the 1980s never changed his belief in upholding the Constitution as the framers intended. By throwing Ron Paul under the GOP bus, they also threw away a growing movement of Americans who want to see true reformation and the kind of “change” that steers the United States back to the path of a constitutional republic.
Allen West wrote an article that shows that the GOP, like its nemesis the DNC – refuse to see that their political mindset is faulty.
The GOP establishment is funneling $50 million to support establishment-friendly Republicans in next year's congressional elections and saying that their mantra is: No fools on our ticket; which means they have not learned their lesson nor are they listening to the conservative-constitutionalists that make up the Tea Party movement and followers of Ron Paul. Former Republican congressman, Steve LaTourette is among those fighting Tea Party instead of the DNC. 
No wonder he is a former congressman, choosing spineless moderate Republicans over constitutionalists. 

Imagine Waiting 74 Minutes for Police After 911 Robber Call

Now you know why the framers of the Constitution created the Second Amendment [one of the major reasons] - try as they might, law enforcement cannot get to a crime scene in time to save lives.
However - In the recording of the 911 call, when the dispatcher asked again what happened, I could make out that he said there was a shooting. Why the 911 dispatcher did not tell the responding police officers is beyond my comprehension.

Weapons of Choice: Weatherby

Weatherby is a name of trust and quality. It all began in the middle of the 1940s when Roy Weatherby decided to change the world of firearm performance. The tradition was heavy bullets were better and Roy believed that lightweight bullets traveling at super speeds were best for one-shot kills.
In the 1950s, Roy used that philosophy and developed high-powered Weatherby Magnum cartridges that are still used today: .224, .240, .257, .270, 7mm, .300, .30-378, .340, .338-378, .375, .378, .416, and .460. He either re-chambered or produced rifles designed to use the super-charged ammunition. During that time he produced his rifles on FN Mauser and French Brevex Magnum Mauser actions. In 1957, Roy produced the Mark V, a well-known rifle of extraordinary workmanship.

Dec 27, 2013

Stereotyping: A Commercial Makes You Think

There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Twilight Zone
Imagine if you have bought tickets to a theater with your date and when you are looking for a seat, there are 148 bikers taking up most of the space with two vacant seats only available among them.
What would you think? What would you do? The following is a Carlsberg beer [Denmakr] commercial that addresses just that scenario:

Knockout Game: Hate Crime Only For Select?

I am sure that everyone is familiar with the violent act of the Knockout Game, which has primarily been black on white, until recently when in Houston, Texas a white youth gave an elderly black man a “knockout” punch that put him in the hospital. Conrad Barrett has been charged with not only assault, but by the federal government, courtesy of “Fast-N-Furious” US Department of Justice who has added federal hate crime charges.
Of all the cases, this is the first time the knockout game crime has been overseen by the Department of Justice and labeled a hate crime. There are numerous videos of people being video-taped committing the crime and several have been put in custody – but to date, not one of them have been charged the federal hate crime which is, if found guilty, imprisonment for not more than 10 years, fined in accordance with this title, or both. [18 U.S. Code § 249 – Hate Crime Act]

Dec 23, 2013

Will Magpul Industries Make Big Move Out of Colorado?

Magpul Industries Corporation is a designer and manufacturer of polymer firearms accessories and custom-concept firearms. Gunsmiths who make custom AR15 type rifles for customers use Magpul parts and accessories because of their quality. The company is located in Erie, Colorado providing jobs for 200 employees.
In March of 2013, despite Colorado majority public opposition, the Colorado Senate Judiciary Committee and State Senate voted to advance the most extreme gun control legislation in Colorado history. They voted to advance the following anti-firearm bills:
  • House Bill 224: Bans magazines with a capacity greater than fifteen rounds.
  • Senate Bill 196: Holds all manufacturers, distributors and owners of any rifle, excluding bolt action, they produce, sell or use, liable if that gun is misused to harm another person. [Note that the definition in the bill of an “assault weapon” includes a single shot or double-barreled shotgun and any break-open single-shot rifle as well as every semi-automatic rifle and shotgun].
  • House Bill 1226: Repeals current law allowing individuals with a concealed carry permit to carry a firearm for self-defense on a college or university campus.
  • House Bill 1228: Imposes a “gun tax” for a background check when purchasing a firearm. [Like Wisconsin does for handgun purchases]
  • House Bill 1229: Criminalizes the private transfer of a firearm.

International Study Shows Gun Bans Do Not Reduce Crime

Harvard University produced a study entitled Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?
Excerpts:
Since at least 1965, the false assertion that the United States has the industrialized world’s highest murder rate has been an artifact
of politically motivated Soviet minimization designed to hide the
true homicide rates.

Myth Blaster: Door Penetration of Certain Ammo


So much bickering about what is best for "home defense" when it comes to ammunition, as well as types of firearms. One person insisted that having a .40 caliber pistol was better than a 9mm or .38 caliber because it could penetrate his steel-clad front door. During the argument I pointed out the danger of shooting through a door when one does not know what is going on the other side and reminded him that there could be return fire.


EPA Enforcement: Raising Consumer Cost Again

The EPA, arm of big government, has pushed their authority into the private sector again. This time it is the use of lead in bullets and shotshells. To be fair, the EPA petition is also targeting lead fishing sinkers in which they say has killed wildlife.
Problem is they are replacing the lead bullets and shot with copper, which is an expensive metal, just check the going price with local metal recycle center or examine how high electrical wiring has gone up. It is a push for "Green" ammo.

Dec 20, 2013

In the News: December 20th 2013


Senator Jeanne Shaheen [D-NH] is fighting to be reelected. If voters have become more aware, she won't be.

At the Scratching Post, an article caught my eye: Women Should Always Use Revolvers. I have a video in my file that shows that revolvers should be personal preference, not because of gender – so I will post that video.

Dec 18, 2013

Remington .223 Ammunition Safety Warning

Safety warning issued in 2011 still applies:

Product Safety Recall Notice
Warning
REMINGTON .223 62 GR (MATCH) HOLLOW POINT AMMUNITION WITH
LOT NOS. H03RAI, H04RDI, H16NAI OR H17NDI
Remington has determined that four (4) Lot Numbers of its .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition may have been improperly loaded. The four (4) Lot Numbers are identified above. Improper loading may cause a malfunction of the cartridge when the firearm is fired resulting in higher than normal pressures. This malfunction may result in damage to the firearm, serious personal injury or death.
Do Not Use
REMINGTON .223 62 GR (MATCH) HOLLOW POINT AMMUNITION WITH
LOT NOS. H03RAI, H04RDI, H16NAI OR H17NDI
To identify if you have one of these Lots of ammunition:
* If you have a case of .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition the Lot Number is stenciled on the outside of the case; and,
* If you have a box of .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition the Lot Number is stamped on the inside flap of the box.
If you have any of this .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition, as identified above, immediately discontinue use of this ammunition and contact Remington at the below telephone number. Remington will arrange for the return shipment of your ammunition and upon receipt will send you replacement ammunition at no cost to you. If you are unsure whether or not you have one or more of these Lots of ammunition or if you have mixed boxes of ammunition; please immediately discontinue the use of the ammunition and contact Remington at the below telephone number – we will replace this ammunition for you.
For any consumer questions or instructions on how to return of your .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition with one of the following Lot Numbers H03RAI, H04RDI, H16NAI OR H17NDI, please contact the Remington Consumer Service Department at 1-800-243-9700, Prompt #4.
The only Remington .223 Remington 62 Gr Hollow Point (Match) Ammunition affected by this recall has one of the following Lot Numbers H03RAI, H04RDI, H16NAI OR H17NDI . No other Lots or ammunition is affected.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Safety First Always observe the Ten Commandments of Firearm Safety and wear approved eye and ear protection anytime you are shooting.

Dec 16, 2013

National Security: Time To Take It More Seriously

Bill Gertz is the Senior Editor of The Washington Free Beacon and National Security Columnist for The Washington Times. He also has a website entitled The Gertz File.
He has been with the Washington Times as a columnist for 27 years and is author of six books, four of them being national bestsellers. His latest book [The Failure Factory] examines the out-of-control bureaucracy the US federal government is undergoing and is an unofficial primer for the Tea Party movement for limited government in accordance to the US Constitution and the end of tyranny of the IRS

Dec 12, 2013

Weapons of the US Infantryman

US Armed Forces branches each of specific missions which compliment each other in a unified fighting force and because of their mission differences they use different individual and crew-served weaponry or different models of the same weapon. The following is the beginning of a series that looks at the weaponry of the United States Armed Forces, its history, usage and specifications.
US Army Infantryman: M16/M4
From Top: M16A1, M16A2, M4, M16A4

Dec 8, 2013

History of Door Peninsula

The area now called Door County has been inhabited for at least 11,000 years and ancient village artifacts discovered at Nicolet Bay Beach has been dated c. 400 BC; occupied by various tribes up to AD 1300.
The Door County peninsula is actually an island, connected only by bridges at State Highway 42/57 and two bridges in downtown Sturgeon Bay that cross the canal built in the late 19th century – the newest being the state highway bridge and the eastern bridge in Sturgeon Bay. 

Dec 5, 2013

Legislation Alert: Tax and Spend Continues

Still in committee, the August 2013 HR 3018: Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of 2013 intends to:
To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the excise tax and special occupational tax in respect of firearms and to increase the transfer tax on any other weapon, and for other purposes.
If they cannot legislate away firearm bans, the sociocrats will tax it, like tobacco products, in order to prevent anyone from being able to afford purchasing certain products - those government officials believe citizens should not have or use. Like SUV, soft drinks, snack foods or whatever they decide next.

Aftermarket Accessories and DIY Gunsmithing

Universal Bipod Properly Fitted
Putting a bipod on a rifle is an excellent means to stabilize your shots when hunting deer this season in a deer stand or at the firing range. Some purchase bipods because they look so military or the rifle was originally designed to have one.
There are several models and styles available that a firearm owner can install themselves; however there are draw backs.

Dec 3, 2013

Failure of Government Programs

Mona Charen wrote:
Government programs, after all, fail frequently but are almost never held to account, far less held up to ridicule.
Education:
In an era everyone keeps telling us is hi-tech-centered, only about 75 percent of American students graduate from high school. ...  A 2009 survey by Common Core found that fewer than half of American high schoolers could place the Civil War in the correct half-century, 25 percent thought Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue after 1750 and 33 percent couldn't identify the Bill of Rights. ... American students lag behind their peers from other developed nations in math, technology and literacy. You'd think that parents, especially those in poor neighborhoods, would be in the streets protesting. ... Is education too complicated and multifactorial? If you think so, have a glance at “No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning,” by Stephan and Abigail Thernstrom.

Nov 27, 2013

Dry-Fire Causes Damage: Myth or Fact?

In tradition, the practice of dry firing was taboo, a cardinal sin. However, in every function test of a military firearm – dry firing is part of the function test.
So is it a myth passed down by generations, or based upon fact?
I would like to settle this argument with logic and science …
The answer, to make this article shorter, is it depends on the firearm. Most modern firearms are not damaged, unless performed thousands of times over and over when dry firing. 

Nov 25, 2013

Kindle Countdown Deal for "American in Turkey"

This year my birthday falls on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th.

  In celebration and for the seasonal holiday from November 28th to December 4th 2013 "American In Turkey" will be reduced from $2.99 list price to $0.99!

You do not have to own a Kindle [although they are great to have with a large library you can carry with you everywhere you go], because Amazon offers a chance to download a Kindle Reader for free and read books on your PC - laptop, notebook or all-in-one.

So take advantage of the reduced price and purchase my book about the time I spent in Turkey at NATO HQ LSE, Izmir and an interesting history and background and events that occurred in the 1980s when I spent 4.5 years of my military career. There are photos to make it more interesting I took with my Canon 35mm ["old school"] camera. I estimate I shot at least 1500 photos during my stay there in Izmir and visits to historical places like Ephesus, Pergamum, the site of Homer's Troy, Istanbul, Mersin [where Saint Nicholas was born], Tara (or Taurus) [where Saint Paul was born], and site of the oldest village archaeological site in human history - 35,000 years ago.

Thanks ahead of time for purchasing and reading my book.

In the future: "History of the US 4th Cavalry" - a digital reprint of a hard copy book registered with the Library of Congress. [Will be published at Book Nook, a Barnes & Noble digital book site].

Nov 22, 2013

Latest Racist Crime: The "Knock-Out Game" and Testament to Conceal & Carry

The latest testament of how sick American society has become and how racism continues from the “protected” element of citizens, what is definitely racial – the Knockout Game gone viral on YouTube with racists bragging and taking videos of their brutality – FOX News, Washington Times, Syracuse Post-Standard, CBC News, NY Daily News, Washington Post, Business Insider, Philly Mag, & Examiner.


Nov 14, 2013

Magazines: Loading and Proper Care

Maine Prepper provides a video with advice concerning ammunition magazines ...

Condolence to the family and friends of Gerardo Hernandez, a Los Angeles TSA officer killed recently by a sick shooter at the Los Angeles airport.

Nov 13, 2013

US Marine Corps Celebrated 238th Anniversary

On Veteran's Day, November 11th, the United States Marine Corps celebrated its 238th anniversary with a message from General of the US Marine Corps, James F. Amos:
For 238 years, The United States Marine Corps has proudly served our great Nation with unfailing valor – bolstered by the enduring fortitude of our fellow Marines, our families, and our friends. This is why each year on November 10th, Marines from all generations gather together, in groups large and small, to celebrate the birthday of our Corps and to reflect on the proud legacy and warrior ethos we share. This is what unites us as Marines. From our first battle at New Providence to today in Afghanistan, Marines have always shown that they were made of tougher stuff – that when the enemy’s fire poured in from all angles, and the situation was grim, Marines unequivocally knew that their fellow Marines would stay behind their guns, fight courageously, and drive the enemy from the battlefield. We have always known hardship, fatigue, and pain…but we have never known what it is to lose a battle!

NRA: Remembering Chris Kyle - American Sniper, Husband, and Father


Judge Pirro: Second Amendment and We the People

Judge Pirro speaks out at NRA function.

Judge J. Pirro: Mr. President and Hillary Clinton - "How Do You Sleep At Night?"



Judge Jeanine Pirro: American Society, Government, and Lawlessness

Read about Jeanine Pirro HERE.

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Worst, Most Incompetent WH Administration in US History

Impeach this guy yesterday along with his comrades in executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the once constitutional federal government.

Nov 12, 2013

NRA Tribute to Charlton Heston: Actor, Civil Rights Activist, Protector of Constitution and Patriot

We need more Americans like Charlton Heston [1923-2008] was.

Chronological History of Gun Control & Confiscation

Gun control is NOT for the good of the People; it is for the good of those operating government. It is good for tyrants who want control of the People.
Firearm registration leads to firearm confiscation. It is a method of making it easier to find and confiscate firearms from lawful citizens – the beginning of the end to civil rights and liberties.

Chronological History of Gun Control

1911 – The Ottoman Empire of Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, with no means of defense, were rounded up and exterminated by Ottoman authorities. When General Mustafa Kemal “Ataturk” led the revolt and ousted European nations who intended to take advantage of the collapsing Ottoman Empire; Ataturk ushered in freedom for the Turkish people and separated religion from state affairs. Ataturk was the “George Washington” of Turkey, and a former English officer who fought against him wrote his best biography. Respected by many and revered by the Turkish people, Ataturk with the help of scholars rewrote schoolbooks in the European form of the Turkish written language in only six months, and ushered the movement that put Turkey into the 20th century.

Discovering America: Norsemen Explorers & Settlers - The Vikings

In the 10th century Norse sailors called Vikings explored and settled areas of the North Atlantic, including northeastern parts of North America; however archaeological evidence has shown the Norsemen went as far as the Kensington, Minnesota.
According to the Sagas of Icelanders, Norsemen sailed from Iceland and settled in Greenland in the late 900s and while settlements in Greenland lasted 500 years, on mainland North America settlements didn’t last long, either by disease or attacks by native tribesmen of the region. [I] Also, it is thought that the Little Ice Age of the medieval period of history may have caused farming problems and thus starving population that may have caused the settlers to leave or die off. [II]
Other Icelandic sources, like Eirik the Red’s Saga and the Saga of the Greenlanders describe settled areas of the Norsemen.

World of the Viking: Adventurers, Trademen, and Explorers

Viking Warriors
   In honor of those Scandinavian descendants that settled, specifically in the northern part of the Door Peninsula, I have put together a history of the famed period of Scandinavia that is known as the Viking Age. Here in the Peninsula, we have a rich historical heritage of cultural history, families that came to the New World for various reasons, and settled in what became known as the Door Peninsula, Door County, Wisconsin. The very first European settlers here in this region, the peninsula, were French explorers, traders, and trappers who mingled and became friends, and sometimes joined, the tribes of Native Americans, incorrectly called Indians by Christopher Columbus, who married women of the local tribes and lived generation after generation here on the Peninsula and Washington Island. Today, those descendants, Native Americans, still have the French surnames of their ancestors. 

Nov 11, 2013

Veteran's Day: November 11th 2013

We must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have. Let that be understood by those who practice terrorism and prey upon their neighbors.

Maggie's Notebook: Veteran's Day Remembrances.

American Revolution: 1775 to 1783 [Served: 184,000 to 250,000; KIA: 4,435]
War of 1812: 1812 to 1815 [Served: 286,730; KIA: 2,260]
Mexican War: 1846 to 1848 [Served: 78,718; KIA: 13,283]
Civil War: 1861 to 1865 [Served, Union: 2,213,363; KIA: 364,511 and Served, Confederate: 600,000 to 1,500,000; KIA: 133,881]
Spanish-American War: 1898 to 1902 [Served: 306,760; KIA: 386, total deaths = 2,446]
World War I: 1917 to 1918 [Served: 4,734,991; KIA: 53,402, total deaths = 116,516]
World War II: 1941 to 1945 [Served: 16,112,566; KIA: 291,557, total deaths = 405,399]
Korean War: 1950 to 1953 [Served: 5,720,000; KIA: 36,574, total deaths = 54,246]
Vietnam War: 1964 to 1975 [Served: 3,403,000; KIA: 58,220]
Desert Shield/Desert StormLiberation of Kuwait: 1990 to 1991 [Served: 694,550; KIA: 383, total deaths = 1,948]
Operation Enduring Freedom/Iraq: Washington Post report.
War Against Terrorism/Jihad: CNN report, May of 2013.

Nov 9, 2013

Guilt By Association and American Culture Anomaly

 
Progressive Democrat's solution to prevent criminal use of firearms is to ban firearms preventing law-abiding citizens Second Amendment rights to defend themselves, and overlooks that the background check system does not identify mentally disturbed individuals. It is insanity what they think up for solutions in preventing tragedies involving firearms.

Nov 7, 2013

Samuel Colt

Samuel Colt [July 19th 1814 to January 10th 1862] was an American inventor and successful industrialist from Hartford, Connecticut, founding Colt's firearms manufacturing company that is known today as Colt's Manufacturing Company making the revolver a mass production.
Mr. Colt's first business venture was producing firearms in Paterson, New Jersey and making underwater mines, which ended in failure; however, his business expanded quickly after 1847 when the Texas Rangers ordered 1,000 revolvers during the American war with Mexico. During the American Civil War, his factory in Hartford, Connecticut supplied sidearms to both the North and South and later used during the settlement of the western frontier. When Colt died in 1862 he was one of the wealthiest men in America.

Maine Prepper Discusses Firearms of Choice for Preppers and Home Defense

The following is a good video concerning the pro and con of using a flashlight on shotguns or other firearms in home defense ...

Nov 4, 2013

Federal Government: Educational System, Second Amendment, and US Constitution

The way to establishing a hold upon the people by a tyrannical government [as Joseph Stalin and Mao implemented] is to institutionalize its youth via the educational system, as is evident when US school textbooks were examined as discussed at NRAILA:
Recent news out of Texas has pro-rights parents reaching for their children's backpacks after it was revealed that a popular textbook used to teach high school advanced placement U.S. history courses includes a shocking misinterpretation of the Second Amendment. Published by AMSCO School Publications, Inc., and titled, United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Exam, the 2010 edition of the textbook incorrectly summarizes the Second Amendment as meaning, "The people have the right to keep and bear arms in a state militia." The Canejo Valley School District of Thousand Oaks, Calif., has made a copy of the entire text of the widely-used volume available on its website.

Who Is the Captain of USS America?

Time and again, scandal upon scandal, President Obama's usual words about revelations is: "I wasn't aware". That is just as scary as being aware and ordering those scandalous actions that has come to the forefront, despite the mainstream-corporate media's shelving facts and events, shielding this president's scandalous administration.

Nov 3, 2013

Connecticut Man's Firearm Collection and Hobby Rocket Material Seized

How sad that one of the original thirteen colonies that fought for freedom and ratified the US Constitution would be so tyrannical when it comes to the Second Amendment, the state joining the radical anti-firearm movement of New York State.
Joseph Callahan, age 69 is a gun collector, owning 270 firearms legally, as well as a model rocket enthusiast. He was once an employee at DuPont chemical company and a gunmaker at Remington Arms, one of the oldest gunmakers in the United States located in Connecticut.
According to the Hartford Courant:
Officers responded to a report of a burglary at the house at 4:20 p.m. Oct 1. There was also a report that hazardous materials appeared to be present, police said. Explosive devices, more than 250 guns and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition were found at a Bronson Road house, and authorities closed off the street. … By the next day, the explosive devices had been removed and detonated, police and fire officials said at the time. But potentially dangerous substances remained in the house and needed to be removed by professionals, they said at a press conference Wednesday morning. Police inventoried and seized 274 firearms from the home on Wednesday, said Deputy Chief of police Chris Lyddy.

Oct 28, 2013

100 Businesses in Seattle Declare to Be a Gun Free Zone

Every one of the mass shootings took place in a “gun free zone” … yet, Seattle, Washington has provided incentive to more than 100 businesses to agree to be a part of the effort to make the city a gun free zone. The mayor, Mike McGinn, stated:
In the face of inaction at the federal level on gun control laws, in the face of inaction at the state level on gun control laws, this is an opportunity for businesses, individuals in a community, to take action themselves.

Oct 23, 2013

Obama and Congress Sells Out US and American POW

There are a growing number of Americans who are tired of American lives and taxpayer dollars being spent fighting other nation's wars and defense programs. Senator Jim Inhofe recently stated that Obama's first budget cut the ground-based interceptor long-range missile program in Poland granted under a previous treaty when it was in its last stage of setup. By doing so, tax dollars were wasted. As far as Poland is concerned, it will continue the program without the US support, which means they are getting state-of-the-art technology developed by US at a bargain – We the People footing the bill.

Oct 19, 2013

Ambrose Bierce

Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret ...
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce was born on June 24th 1842 and his date of death can only be estimated to be after December 26th 1913.
Among the list of classic American authors, famous for his short stories, he was also an editorialist, journalist and at the end of his life, an adventurer. He was a critical satirist, but was quick to encourage youthful writers which included George Sterling and W.C. Morrow. His writing style was unique and featured sudden beginnings, dark images with limited description and often depicting the theme of war.

Oct 11, 2013

When is Homicide Justified?

When is it justified to use lethal force?
This is an issue, especially since almost all of the states within the Union have conceal carry permits. The following incident occurred last year, November 2012, in which a homeowner shot and killed two intruders entering his home.
As stated by Morrison County Sheriff Michel Wetzel, Minnesota:
The fact of the matter is, if people have all the facts, they would not be quite so divided in their opinions.

The Word "Gestapo" Comes To Mind

In 2008, Obama promised “Change” and included the word “Hope” - but the dumb-down, government educated voters didn't bother to get the details of just what change was to take place. No one paid attention to the warnings that Barry Soetro, alias Barack Hussein Obama, was a student of Saul Alinsky and steadily read for ideas from the book he wrote: Rules for Radicals.
No one paid attention to the facts concerning his association with ex-American terrorist now professor at University of Chicago, Islamic fundamentalists, and a preacher whose racial hatred for anyone other than “black” was so obvious that Obama distanced himself during his campaign for president despite attending his church for at least a decade.

James Woods Tells It Like It Is

James Woods is one of my all-time favorite actors and the only one to whom I was able to correspond with personally during the period I was publishing Lighthouse Journal. He is a true artist.
He is also a true patriot. While Wikipedia still has him registered as a Democrat, he certainly is not afraid to do the Hollywood unforgivable: speak out against Emperor Obama.
In Hollywood, free speech, the First Amendment is touted regularly; however, that only covers those who agree with the mindset of the Hollyweird crowd of socialist-progressives. They are the same people who denounced the crusade against communist-socialist infiltration of the American infrastructure and Tinseltown; only because it was the truth. Films have been used to press home their political and personal ideals, indeed, family values have deteriorated with occupants of Tinseltown's help in the name of art and the 1st Amendment.

Oct 10, 2013

Obama Approval Rating Slips Again - Still Blaming Everyone Else

President Obama [and progressive comrades] may have been blaming the government shutdown [about 17% of it] on the Republicans, but the truth is that Senator Reid and Obama-Progressives in the Senate as well as Obama himself is the one that refuses to curb spending in proposed bills, as well as the House passing a bill that would cover expenses but refuse to pay any taxpayer funds to Obamacare that the majority of citizens don't want anyway – when they found out how lame the program is and how it will be detrimental to their lives.

Oct 5, 2013

Legislation and Politics Update: 10052013

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN: During the government shutdown, allegedly only key essential departments will be operating at full scale, which means that law enforcement will be running as usual and the important NICS operations will be operating. The NICS [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] is essential to performing background checks for firearm purchases. Thus far there have been no impact as far as slowing down response times within the NICS system.
The government shutdown has affected other areas, like ministers to Catholics on military bases are not permitted to perform their duties, not even if they volunteer. Maggie at Maggie's Notebook stated that contract priests have been threatened with arrest if they volunteer their spiritual services. So it goes in the Obama/Progressive administrative world. The question has been offered: 
Will Muslim soldiers be allowed to follow the call to prayer?

Sep 27, 2013

Oscar Mossberg

Oscar Mossberg [center]
Oscar F. Mossberg was born in Sweden and came to the United States in 1886 and soon after his arrival he became an employee of the Iver Johnson Corporation in the bicycle manufacturing plant, owned by Norwegian-born Iver Johnson. His interests, however, were more in tune with the firearm part of the plant and his Hammer the Hammer he invented made Iver Johnson famous.
After about one year, Mossberg left Iver Johnson for a job as Superintendent of the Shattuck Arms Company that made palm pistols, revolvers, and shotguns.
In 1900, Mossberg joined Steven Arms Corporation, where he stayed for 14 years.
Marlin-Rockwell Light Machine Gun
In 1914, he joined the Marlin-Rockwell Corporation, a new manufacturer that produced light machine guns. He stayed until the company went bankrupt in 1919. That year he started a partnership with his two sons, Iver and Harold.
Mossberg was the first to produce an affordable rifle, first to offer a complete rifle with a telescopic rifle in one package, first to offer a rifle with necessary accessories like sling, swivels, peep sights, telescopic sight, etc.; first to drop the military finger grooved firearm style; first to produce a spotting scope with stand; and first to produce a range-finding telescopic sight.
In 1937, Oscar Mossberg died, but his sons continued their father's tradition and philosophy to offer reasonably priced yet quality firearms and accessories. [See O.F. Mossberg & Sons]
Mossberg firearms made Monte Carlo-style stocks the norm in the industry, as well as molded trigger housings that were spring-loaded with quick-release swivels and the first 3.5-inch barrel for his 12-gauge shotgun. Mossberg shotguns gained worldwide notoriety with guns like the Mossberg 935 Magnum, 835 Ulti-Mag, and the Mossberg 500 & 590 home defense and security weapons for military, law enforcement and personal protection.
It is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacture in the United States and the Mossberg pump-action shotgun is sold worldwide.

Obama Promised a "Transparent" Government ...


More than one year later - still no answers and no accountability - Hillary Clinton walks free with overtures of running for president in 2016.

Two Vietnam MIAs Return Home and Kerry Signs UN Anti-Gun Treaty

Major James Sizemore
The bodies of two MIA Vietnam Air Force aviators were finally recovered and returned home for burial at Arlington National Cemetery this week. Major James Sizemore and his navigator Major Howard Andre were buried side by side just as they flew their missions.
The Air Force had to decline the customary flyover to honor these fallen men due to limited flying hours and budget constraints; which is parade of the Obama charade, like closing White House tours, to counter the sequester of Congress.
Major Howard Andre
However, the fallen aviators got a flyover thanks to volunteer pilots of the Warrior Flight Team who provided a flyover with a Douglas A26 Invader, the type of aircraft Sizemore and Andre were flying when they were shot down 44 years ago. The Invader was joined off its wings by two P51 Mustangs
Of course, the Washington Post blames Congress for lack of the customary flyover. 


Flyover for Maj. Howard Andre, Jr. and Maj. James E. Sizemore





Oliver F. Winchester

Oliver Fisher Winchester was born on November 30th, 1810 and died December 11th, 1880. His surname became famous in the world of firearms when he manufactured and marketed the Winchester repeating rifle, a re-design from the Volcanic rifle that had not marketed so well years earlier.
Winchester began as a clothing manufacturer in New York City and New Haven, Connecticut and during that time he discovered that the Smith & Wesson firearms company was failing financially. A savvy businessman, Winchester put capital together and with other stockholders acquired the S&W division of the Volcanic Repeating Arms Company in 1850. Winchester was the principle stockholder and relocated the company to New Haven, changing its name to the New Haven Arms Company.

Christopher Miner Spencer

Christopher Miner Spencer was an American inventor [ June 20, 1833 – January 14, 1922 ] from Manchester, Connecticut, who invented the Spencer Repeating Rifle that was introduced in the Civil War used by the Union cavalry. He was also the inventor of a steam-powered vehicle called a horseless carriage, a silk winding machine, the first fully automatic turret lathe and 38 other inventions.
The Spencer rifle was developed in 1859, but was not used by Union soldiers until 1863 after Christopher Spencer walked into the White House carrying one of his rifles and some cartridges. Security was not at a high level because he walked past the sentries and into President Lincoln's office. 

Sep 20, 2013

Firearm Tips: Rust Prevention

Firearms stored in a gun safe or safe room or even a wood display cabinet can be subject to moisture primarily caused by humidity and sometimes condensation if the temperature fluctuates greatly.
To combat humidity and compensation there are dehumidifiers on the market to solve this problem and prevent surface rust of firearms from occurring. Never store your firearms in cloth or leather gun cases or even leather holsters. Moisture can be retained and create an environment that invites rusting.
There is an electric dehumidifier by Browning [see Amazon advertisement below] which works quite well, about a foot long to be hung vertically at the front of one of the walls of your gun safe. The heat will prevent condensation and only uses about 18 watts of power or less. The best model is with tubes that are 1/2” in diameter.
In a safe room, a small fan installed with keep air circulating and helps to prevent condensation.
When you are out hunting, protect your firearm stock with Carnuba wax, wiped thinly over metal parts as well as the rubbed into the stock. Cleaning and lubricating your firearm with Break-Free CLR is also a plus. When I was jungle training in Panama, the arms room had no windows or circulation; so we coated Break-Free heavily on our M16s and by morning there was a film of rust formed under the coating of oil! However, wiping our firearms of all that extra oil removed the rust because it was prevented from adhering by the Break-Free. Expensive in comparison to other firearm oils, it is by far the best – used by US armed forces since it came out in the middle 1980s. It replaced the WW2 gun oil that was used until that time.
So, whenever you return from the range or out in the field, always take time to wipe your firearms with Break Free. Your firearms will be happier.
If you must store your firearm for long periods, the American Gunsmith Institute suggests to use Vacuum Food Storage Bags (sealed) after giving it a wipe of Break Free. A test revealed that compared to putting a firearm in a waterproof container, the vacuum sealed plastic prevented corrosion by 100%.
Firearm owners and collectors usually spend a good deal of money on their firearms – so take care of them!


H.R. 2910: Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction Act of 2013

Representative Henry Waxman (D-CA) is an odd-looking fellow who, as with other congressional morons on both sides of the political aisle, believe that the United States Congress can legislate climate and weather fluctuations that has been occurring on planet Earth for millenniums. In a statement, an example of Waxman's mindset, made on September 17th, Waxman stated:
We spend billions of dollars to respond to each disaster and rebuild in the aftermath. Unfortunately many members of Congress continue to deny that climate change is happening.
Waxman does not realize that it is not the part of climate and weather fluctuation that people are denying, it is that there is something that can be done about it other than prepare and adapt. The air is cleaner that it was ten years ago and climate changes/fluctuations are not the result of man-made activities. The same ideological nonsense is applied to gun control, which is not really a mindset to control guns but the people.

Sep 17, 2013

Aaron Alexis: The Case of Prevention Not Undertaken

FBI Wanted Photo
Once again another tragedy occurs involving multiple victims this time at a Washington Navy Yard where twelve people were murdered by a deranged shooter, Aaron Alexis, age 34 of Fort Worth, Texas who was a civilian military contractor and who received a general discharge from the Navy Reserve in 2011 after a shooting incident in his home. He was previously arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of a vehicle.
Once again, the anti-gun folks raised an outcry that this could have been abated if Congress had passed the gun ban law proposed by Senator Dianne Feinstein and her cohorts in Washington. The weapons used by Alexis was a shotgun, handgun, and not an AR-15 as originally reported by the inaccurate media.

Sep 6, 2013

H.R. 2247: Saving the M1 Garand Rifle

H.R. 2247, Collectible Firearms Protection Act was created because of the recent Obama move against firearms by not allowing M1 Garand and M1911 firearms to be imported. These historical firearms are favorite of gun collectors and the M1 is a favorite at competition events.
This action will also hurt the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Those operating the ATF are stating that these imported firearms from countries who are phasing them out for more modern firearms is a safety measure.
Surplus firearms create a more affordable market. Collecting surplus and old military weapons is an American tradition. 


Obama has done it again - using executive orders to further his anti-Second Amendment agenda.
Call your representatives and senators in Congress and get this bill passed. Especially in the Senate. Election 2014 is just around the corner, so remember how poorly [or how well] your congressional members have acted during their last term. Clean out Congress of Progressives and RINOs and get constitutionists back into Washington.


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