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?
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
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
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.
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.