Wednesday, August 29, 2007
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has 90 guns for every 100 citizens, making it the most heavily armed society in the world, a report released on Tuesday said.
U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
Cesare Bonesana, marchese di Beccaria (1738-1794), Italian criminologist, Essay on Crimes and Punishments, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in The Commonplace Book
Thursday, August 23, 2007
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
President Theodore Roosevelt
I remember first seeing part of this in the movie Red Dawn, & have kept it framed ever since
The European Union urged the governor of Texas on Tuesday to halt all executions before the U.S. state carries out its 400th death sentence since reinstatement of the penalty in 1976.
What the hell does the EU have to do with how we run our country, let alone how Texas is run??
I really hope the Governor will tell them where to get off!
We have to as a country stand up & tell everyone that we can take care of ourselves!
When we start bowing down to foreign intervention, how can we convince the government they need to stay out of our personal lives?
This months list: Sent a donation to the US Shooting Team, Upgraded my NRA Membership again, Sent a donation to to Tam at Broomsticks, & to Oleg at Human Right.
Still need to pick up the gift card donation for OFCC, & need to send sponser fees for the upcoming Friends of the NRA Banquet in September.
We all need to stay in the fight, it is far from over.
Things may be ok right now, but we have to get things in place before,
Hilary, or Sarah , or even Rosie start their crap again.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
From the AP
School Suspends Boy for Sketching Gun
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - School officials suspended a 13-year-old boy for sketching what looked like a gun, saying the action posed a threat to his classmates.
Administrators of Payne Junior High in nearby Chandler suspended the boy on Monday for five days but later reduced it to three days.
The boy's father, said that when he went to the school to discuss his son's punishment, school officials mentioned the seriousness of the issue and talked about the massacre at Colorado's Columbine High School, where two teenagers shot and killed 12 students, a teacher and themselves in 1999. He said offended by the reference.
Chandler district spokesman Terry Locke said the crude sketch was "absolutely considered a threat," and that threatening words or pictures are punishable.
A sketch is threatening??
I can't help but think they are a bunch of bleating sheep, there in Chandler.
They are way to concerned about how they "feel", than to even show a lick of sense.
A - a Human Right
B - Buckeye Firearms Org
C Clayton Cramer
D - Day by Day
E - The EPA
F - Firearmstactical.com
G - Gunbroker
H - Handgunlaw.us
I - Ialef.com
K - keepandbeararms.com
L - Libertyzone blogspot
M - www.madduckttc.net
N - nra.org
O - officer.com/Ohioans for CC
P - ?
Q - ?
R - Reds Trading Post
S - Say Uncle/Squeaky Wheel
T - The Bitch Girls
U - ?
V - vra-ohio.com
W - War on Guns
X - Xavier
Y - http://www.youtube.com
Z - ?
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (42 cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Personal Property Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service Charge Tax
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest
middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to
raise the kids.
What the heck happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'
And.... I still have to 'press 'one'
I hope this goes around THE USA
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
In 2006 after the week long UN meeting, on small arms there was some agreement on controlling ammo as opposed to trying to disarm everyone.
Shortly thereafter foreign ammo supplies really dried up.
This year we hear the war effort is spiraling the cost, & China buying all types of metal in the USA.
Or could all this be an effort to disarm us?
Even most gun owners to not keep a lot of ammo sitting around, quite a number have to run to the store before they go shooting, or with indoor ranges buy it when they get there.
Now if we get real, & understand we really only need one fairly large attack or action of some kind, Martial Law could be declared, and you will have what you have.
There will be no running to Wal-Mart to get ammo.
So on August 28th stock up!! (you can beat the Sept price increase)
Yeah go ahead & laugh, I heard it in 92, when I told anyone that would listen to buy Hi-Cap mags. Then in 94 they were not laughing anymore.
Friday, August 17, 2007
From David Codera: http://waronguns.blogspot.com/
On August 28, activists in cities across America will hold a national day of protest to focus attention on the scourge of illegal gun trafficking.
As I said on KABA Newslink Comments:
I'm going to try and start a blog swarm at WarOnGuns to get gun owners to buy a box of ammo on Aug 28--be nice if gun stores would offer some sort of nominal discount or a door prize (no purchase necessary to enter, just to keep things legal) or some such on that day to encourage this--Tuesdays may typically be slow days anyway, so this would get people in their stores and probably work out to their profit.
It'd be nice unintended consequences for the Bradys if we could demonstrate a few percentage points of sales increases on that day because of this.
If gun stores use a door prize incentive, I'd like to see them give away a copy of JPFO's "The Gang," but the point is just to make it happen, not to get caught up in the details of how. We're far enough away to where this won't encroach on National Ammo Day, and it would be a great in-your-face to have our enemies' plans backfire on them.
But here's the thing: It won't happen if it's just me pushing. It will die in obscurity on this blog.
Will YOU take it on yourself to spread the word, to participate, to get this message to your favorite gun store, to post about it if you have a blog, or to ask blogs you frequent to encourage their readers to join in?
As gun owners, we need to buy ammo anyway, and this really will take minimal effort on everyone's part. Or will this just be another "Profile in Apathy," where little is asked and nothing is done?
UPDATE: Looks like the Firearms Coalition thought up a similar idea for the same date. They call it "National Exercise Your Rights Day," and urge us to:
[S]tage active counter-protests, picnics, and marches to clearly demonstrate that a majority of Americans support all civil rights for all citizens, not the watered-down, pick-and-choose version of civil rights advocated by Jackson and his RainbowPush coalition.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
These are some rather eye-opening facts:
As tragic as the loss of any member of the US Armed Forces is, consider the following statistics.
Annual fatalities of military members while actively serving in the armed forces from 1980 through 2004:
1980 .......... 2,392
1981 ......... 2,380
1982 .......... 2,318
1983 .......... 2,465
1984 ......... 1,999
1985 .......... 2,252
1986 .......... 1,984
1987 ......... 1,983
1988 .......... 1,819
1989 .......... 1,636
1990 ......... 1,508
1991 .......... 1,787
1992 .......... 1,293
1993 ......... 1,213
1994 .......... 1,075
1995 .......... 1,040
1996 ......... 974
1997 .......... 817
1998 .......... 826
1999 ......... 795
2000 .......... 774
2001 .......... 890
2002 .......... 1007
2003 .......... 1,410 ----- 534*
2004 .......... 1,887 ----- 900*
2005 .......... 919*
2006 .......... 920* * Figures are Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom
Does this really mean that the loss from the two current conflicts in the Middle East are LESS than the loss of military personnel during Mr. Clinton's presidency? Were we at war?
Now, are you confused when you look at these figures?
Especially look at 1980, during the reign of President "Nobel Peace Prize, Jimmy Carter" himself, there were 2,392 US military fatalities.
What this clearly indicates is that our media and our liberal politicians pick and choose, and they tend to present only those facts that support their agenda driven reporting.
Another fact our left media and politicians like to slant is that these brave men and women losing their lives are minorities. Wrong again - The latest census shows the following:
European descent (white) ..... 69.12%
Hispanic .... 12.5%
African American ..... 12.3%
Asian ..... 3.7%
Native American .... 1.0%
Other ..... 2.6%
Now, the fatalities over the past three years in Iraqi Freedom are:
European descent (white) ..... 74.31%
Hispanic ..... 10.74%
African American ..... 9.67%
Asian ..... 1.81%
Native American .. .. 1.09%
Other ..... 2.33%
These statistics are published by DOD and may be viewed at:
"[A] man whose political principles have any decided character and who has energy enough to give them effect must always expect to encounter political hostility from those of adverse principles."
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
FBI STUDY CONFIRMING GUN LAWS IGNORED BY COP KILLERS AND CRIMINALS NOW AVAILABLE
The FBI released this about a year ago to LE, the entire report can be found at the above link. I think it may be ordered from the FBI.
Xavier has a condensed report on his blog:
Thursday, August 09, 2007
You are The Emperor
Stability, power, protection, realization; a great person.
The Emperor is the great authority figure of the Tarot, so it represents
fathers, father-figures and employers. There is a lot of aggression and violence
The Emperor naturally follows the Empress. Like an infant, he is filled with enthuiasm, energy, aggression. He is direct, guileless and all too often irresistible. Unfortunately, like a baby he can also be a tyrant. Impatient, demanding, controlling. In the best of circumstances, he signifies the leader that everyone wants to follow, sitting on a throne that indicates the solid foundation of an Empire he created, loves and rules with intelligence and enthusiasm. But that throne can also be a trap, a responsibility that has the Emperor feeling restless, bored and discontent.
What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Thursday, August 02, 2007
MY spirit animal is the cougar. It is a stealthy and deadly protector. With a cougar as a spirit animal, you have nothing to fear in this world. Your life is blessed and you are on the right path. You will still have hard times, but you will pull through them, always stronger for your travails. Congratulations, few are fotunate enough to have such a spirit animal!
Don't ask why, it passes the time...................
Written by "Loyal Democrat" at the Townhall blog
Guns R Bad
The common citizen has no need for a gun. Only the police and government officials should be armed so they can keep control. If citizens get out of hand, the police and military need to be able to squelch the uprising as quickly as possible, so keeping citizens unarmed assures order. If people are unarmed, they resist less and are more accepting of government policies that are implemented for their own benefit.
As for the reports of crime being reduced by gun owners, the evidence is clear that hundreds of thousands of people die each year from gun violence, whereas only a dozen or so crimes are thwarted by gun owners. Besides, the stopping of an occasional criminal is not worth the price we pay for an armed society. A hundred rapes, robberies, assaults is still a small price to pay when compared to the cost we incur by the loss of a single life through a gun accident.
Furthermore, most victims of crimes are not killed, whereas gun owners often kill criminals. That is an unwarranted loss of precious human life. The potential loss of money or belongings does not warrant the taking of a life. Likewise, a rape victim is only inconvenienced, and there is no justification for taking the life of someone because they simply embarrassed and humiliated another person.
Guns serve no purpose, and citizens have no right to possess them; only government officials have that right. We can only be assured of our safety if we disarm ourselves completely.
Although we here stories that the Bradys & VPC are on the ropes, & the libs won't do anything aimed at gun control, we really need to stay on our toes!!
Victory, may be at hand, but it is not complete!
"On the plains of hesitation, lie the blackened bones of the countless millions who at the dawn of victory sat down to rest, and in resting, died." -Unknown
I think both sides are kinda of holding their breath, waiting on Supreme Court to decide the Parker case, & they could decline it.
Continue to be vigilant, encourage people you know to join the NRA, or the GOA or the 2ND Amendment Foundation or the JPFO.
Gun Control Does Work
... In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953,
about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up
... In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5
million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
... Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, 13
million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded
up and exterminated.
... China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million
political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
... Guatemala established gun control in 1964. >From 1964 to 1981,
100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and
... Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000
Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
... Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one
million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because
of gun control: 56 million
Most of these plans started out only as gun registration and then led to confiscation. The rest is history.
ABOLISH THE ATF!!
They can't even live or work within there own rules, let alone the Law.
They are an embarrassment to other government agencies
The harassment of Reds, is just another in a long line of abuses!
Since the cigarettes will be regulated by the FDA,
I would think the DEA or Justice could handle the moonshiners
The US Marshals or Treasury could take care of issuing FFL's