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.