Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gun Safety in the News

NRA Instructor gets a column
Guns are not party favors

"Drinking was involved and there were underage kids there," Blaylock said.
PSH in Cali

Over open carry

"When they said, 'Hi,' I was pretty weirded out by that

I'll just say seems back in 2003 in Ohio, several open carry events were the camels straw to getting a concealed carry bill passed
Neat Place

In southern Indiana, Quail ridge Sportsmans Club, near Sunman Indiana

Did a RTBAV Seminar last night

But if you are looking for Sporting Clays, Fishing, or Bird shooting, and other hunting events check them out.

Friday, February 26, 2010

2009 Record year for Ohio CCW

178,000+ Total Licenses Issued
Just a Reminder

Sotomayor on Gun Control

Earlier this year, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee joined an opinion with the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Second Amendment rights do not apply to the states.
A 2004 opinion she joined also cited as precedent that "the right to possess a gun is clearly not a fundamental right."
Ken Blackwell, a senior fellow with the Family Research Council, called Obama's nomination a "declaration of war against America's gun owners."


White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Thursday that Obama was "very comfortable with her interpretation of the Constitution being similar to that of his."

The Big Day is Tuesday, although we won't know the ruling until late May
Tacoma Teacher Killed Outside of School

Until they make protection orders out of kevlar, they aren't of much use
Boob Jobs Save Lifes II

He shot Carranza in the arm and, despite her playing dead, shot her again in the chest at point-blank range. Uncle has it was a 762x39 round
You Can Grade the President!

At CBS
Batman Beats Superman!!





The plan right now is get there Thursday, and head back Sunday
Will CCW be allowed? Is there a Blog Bash this year?
Hey times are tough

Woman shots at husband over tax refund
'Zombies' have free speech rights too
Rapist demands stronger Gun Control (satire)

Philadelphia, PA An unnamed accused serial rapist demanded tougher gun control laws from his hospital bed in suburban Philadelphia earlier today, just hours after being admitted by police for a gun shot wound incurred while attempting to assault a local woman. Lawyers for the alleged rapist charged their client was “the real victim of this assault,” and warned that easy access to legal firearms was “[Making] committing a rape or other violent crime nearly impossible in many suburban areas.”
The Seventh Circuit on Feb. 22 took the rare step of granting a petition for Domestic violence gun ban en banc hearing

Adopting and applying intermediate scrutiny, Judge Diane S. Sykes wrote that the government failed to meet its burden of showing a reasonable fit between its interest in reducing domestic gun violence and total disarmament of domestic-violence misdemeanants
Shooting at Airport

The traveler thought the Glock semi-automatic pistol was unloaded, but there was likely an extra round in the chamber

There are no extra rounds in the chamber, never more than one, this idiot failed to clear it before arrival, lucky he maintained safe direction, but just had to put his finger on the trigger.

"All Guns Are Loaded!"

You never think they are unloaded, you ether know they are loaded, or know they are unloaded.

"Always keep your finger off the trigger until the sights are on target, and you have made the conscious decision to fire"

It is simple just keep your finger outside the trigger guard untill you have decided to fire the firearm.
Blind man shoots in competition matches

and it's IDPA to boot
Speaking of kids and guns:

Tips on How to Safely Introduce Children to Firearms
High court to define reach of gun-control laws

They contend that if McDonald wins, "nearly every firearms law will become the subject of a constitutional challenge, and even in cases where the law ultimately survives, its defense will be costly and time-consuming."


Pretty balanced article
More women carry guns to protect themselves

"Before I was even afraid to look at the gun laying there. Now I'm not afraid ... if there's a situation ... to grab my gun ... load it and use it ... because I know what it will do," said Parret.


Education is a wonderful thing

Shades of Eddie Eagle:

9 year finds guns tells adults

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Officer shoots self, blames Glock
Boob Jobs Save Lifes!
Mo. bill would lower age for concealed-carry permits

Right now, you have to be 23 to get a CCW permit.
One bill in the Missouri legislature would lower it to 21 years old. Another would put the minimum age at 18.

Young Champion Relies on Tack-Driving 6mmAR Upper « AccurateShooter.com Bulletin

Remember The ‘X’ ring is the size of a dime”

Young Champion Relies on Tack-Driving 6mmAR Upper «
Thats a Dam Big Wolf

"Really. I live there. I don't like that," the woman said Tuesday morning. "That's big."
Tennesse Bow Hunters may be allowed to carry concealed

A new bill seem to be fast tracking
On This Day:

In 1836, inventor Samuel Colt patented his revolver.
Airguns are not Firearms

"if a .177 spring activated pellet gun is a firearm, then even someone who's not necessarily an advocate for the second amendment has to say wait a minute, our second amendment rights are in serious trouble here," said Boone.

Lawsuits in Colorado
Feds seize 30 'machine guns'

Seems a certain brand of Air Soft can be converted?

Unless the lower has the same dimensions as a standard lower, and would accept an AR upper, and the fire control is similar or could be replaced with standard parts, of course the ATF once labeled a shoe string as a machine gun.
Just a reminder:

You Are On Your Own!

But although she could be heard choking, the cops waited outside the locked door for 16 minutes until another unit arrived with specialist gear
Villis Posse Versari Sumptuosa*

Don’t Settle For Poor Firearms Training

Take the time to check out your Instructor, look at their certifications, how long have they been involved in training. Ask around see what other people know about them.

One of the biggest markets in Firearms training are CCW classes, and there are a lot of Instructors that became Instructors because they saw $$ signs, and usually only have the certifications, to conduct classes.

An example might be comparing what a "Pistol" Instructor has to offer compared to a "Pistol, PPITH, & PPOTH " Instructor has to offer.

Below is a list of guidelines when shopping for training:

How to decide which trainer to go with:
Does the Instructor have time to discuss the course?
How Long has the Instructor Been Training?
How Often Does the Instructor do Training?
What is the Instructor/Student Ratio in the classroom?
What is the Instructor/Student Ratio on the range?
What % of women does he train?
Does he work with other Instructors?
What will be covered in the Class?
Ask them about his/her Credentials
Can they reference where to find the laws for self defense & concealed carry?
Will he give references?
Ask if they are insured.

Prices can vary, but don't chose a course on price alone!
Not all Instructors are the same, interview them, & see what they offer.
Do they have the knowledge, skills, & attitude you are looking for?

*Cheap Can Be Expensive

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If you don't wear your body armor, you're stupid.

I am still amazed by the number of cops who believe they'll never be in an armed confrontation.
Sounds like some people need more range time

Fla. Deputies Shot at Unarmed Man 133 Times

Not that they hit him that many times, and he was trying to bulldoze through them at the time, and he did have it coming, but one officer fired 42 rounds, and the average for the rest was around 11 rounds, I can understand the high round count, there were 9 officers firing, but from the sound of the articles, they were having problems hitting his SUV, let alone him...........
I'll stick with Crimson Trace

LaserMax for Glock 30 review

Like the guy told me this weekend "As soon as my support hand hits, there's the switch!"

I replied "What if there is not time for a two handed grip?"

His reply was "I hadn't thought of that"

If I ever need it, there won't be time to "think" about turning it on, with CT it's on when I grip the gun

Further Review
Interesting case:


State vs Hammock

One side says it's gun, the other says it's not.






Machined a bolt to fire a 22l.r. , so even when they can't get guns they can make them.


Of course repeated hammer blows, hacking with a metal object, choking, and suffocating, all resulted in murder. dead is dead, the matter of which of little importance.


It's been said before guns don't kill people, people kill people. In this case the alleged killer was pretty determined
TX Police Dept Missing 500 Guns


Although unarmed, he jumped in and protected his flock, that's what sheepdogs do.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Love Handles Saved Her Life??

"My love handles saved my life," she said Monday, two days after she was shot inside an Atlantic City bar.

Perhaps if she had been skinnier he have missed
Hmm Not!

'Lucky' hunter shot through both arms

And they were not hunting, but target shooting


I guess he was a bit lucky that his friend didn't kill him, but I'd only call it lucky if his friend had missed completely.

Also his friend needs a gun safety class, as his "Booger hook was on the bang switch" when he slipped, and he does not seem to have a clear understanding of "Safe Direction".
I thought they repealed that!

But now they want to register BB guns, and replicas??
Todays Meme

Handgun: Browning High Power 9mm

Shotgun: Winchester 1300 12 Gauge

Rifle: Para TTR .223

(based on what I already own)
Why are Libs so violent?

The files show Anderson told a witness he wanted to get back at Rosenberg by shooting, bombing, stabbing or strangling him.

His wife Bishop, fatally shot her brother in Braintree, Mass., in 1986; the case was declared an accident and she was never charged.

U.S. Rep. William Delahunt, who was district attorney at the time, now says it was a shame Bishop did not receive a mental evaluation after the shooting. He said she was not evaluated because state police working for his office weren't told that after Bishop shot her brother, she allegedly threatened two auto shop workers with the gun, demanding a car, or that she aimed the gun at police.
Good Advice From Joe




From the link on the home page, they tested very well


If I didn't already have 2, I'd consider ordering one
How arming citizens with guns might cut crime
Current laws not stopping illegal gun epidemic


When police do arrest people with illegal guns in their possession, rarely is the punishment serious.
"Most of the guys we catch with guns end up charged with misdemeanors and plead out for next to nothing," said Richmond Police Chief Chris Magnus.


Well if there is no punishment, there is no deterrent to doing it, so write a couple of more laws that will be ignored.
Guns scare Megan

Guess she is not smart enough to understand that active shooters perfer unarmed victim zones, it's not the license holders she needs to worry about
On this day:


In 1836, the siege of the Alamo began in San Antonio, Texas.





In 1945, during World War II, U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima captured Mount Suribachi
Hosptials Kill more people than guns!


Whats Sarah gonna do about that?

Monday, February 22, 2010

Todays Quote:

"The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world... The first step – in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come – is to teach men to shoot!"– President Theodore Roosevelt
So what is the Body count up to??



can be sharpened
'Voluntary Submission to Criminal Violence'




All you have to do is enter for a chance to win
Comparison of AA batteries

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Inert Ammo will look pretty cheap now


"NO LIVE AMMUNITION IN THE CLASSROOM"
'Undertones of Violence' at CPAC??

There were pinatas with Nancy's face on them
Save 16% till Midnight

use coupon code: SLLAG to get discount
New Rule Allows Guns in Nat’l Parks and Wildlife Refuges

Starts tomorrow
First Females:

On this day In 1846, Sarah G. Bagley became the first female telegrapher

On this day In 1866, Lucy B. Hobbs became the first woman to graduate from a dental school
The Price Of Safety?

This means they're not going to tell this writer or anyone else but the next owner that the property is equipped with semi-automatic weaponry that can be remotely controlled from the panic room(s). It may not be, but then again, maybe it is.


Over 7 Million Dollars

Friday, February 19, 2010

Funny how those Gun Free Zones keep everybody safe
Canadian "If Day"


We now have more information
OK, lets go over it again.......

Safety Rules Here

How to unload

Taking most of the rounds out, then pointing gun at ones head, then pulling the trigger, well it does prove Darwin's theory
John Browning May Get His Day Yet

At least in Utah
If you put something in your mouth

then set it on fire

It may not be good for you

I've said it for years.............

now where did I leave my lighter?
To Unload a Semi Auto

1. Point the gun in a safe direction (at ones self is not a safe direction, refrain from putting finger on trigger during any of the steps)
2. Remove the magazine (that is where all but one of the cartridges should be)
3. Rack the slide 3 times (if more than one round ejects out, see step 2, it is also a good idea to keep hand clear of ejection port)
4. Visually check chamber (just make sure it is indeed empty)
5. Check it again (just to make sure it is really empty)
CMMG Conversion Kit for AR

comes with 2 mags, for $189
10 critical habits for winning a gunfight

New Guidelines Issued for Chasing Armed Suspects for L.A. County Deputies


They seem to think they shot to many bad guys last year
Re-elect
Carol Bambery To the NRA Board

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tactical Vehicle

starting price, $225,000
Well you can always bulldoze it before the bank gets there
Animal Attacks don't count

The officer has suffered anxiety, flashbacks, nightmares and mood swings
Yes Monday you'll be able to carry in a National Park

But you can not carry in a National Monument

and Barky wants to add 13million acres to the National Monument list
A Tax Protester??
KEN HANSON FOR NRA BOARD

I've known Ken for around 6 years. He has been involved in the both the Heller & McDonald cases for the Buckeye Firearms Assoc.
He is an Instructor, and he always takes time to respond when I've had questions to the legal aspects of concealed carry. He has and will always be involved in protecting the Second Amendment, We need him on the Board at NRA HQ.
I agree with Massad

Mas is writing about the size of the handgun, in regard to the shooter. While a lot of trainers approach this subject that one size fits all, give'm all a Glock 19. This does not always work, a few weeks ago I had a lovely lady with MS, and while we tried different guns size and caliber, the only one she could really hold on to was the 22 S&W semi auto.

I recall the very petite lady that came to class with her husband's Glock 21 the only thing touching the back strap was her thumb which was taking the recoil, her trigger finger barely reaching the trigger, and the rest of her fingers were to short to wrap around the front strap, she shot the course with a 22, and then finished up with a Browning HP, which she did pretty well with.

Then there was the guy that did have both thumbs, but only the 3rd and 4th digits on his left hand, lucky he had figured it out before he got to me, it was not something you would see in any pistol video, but he shot quarter size groups very rapidly.

Then I had the student, that when working as a bouncer was shot twice, with a 25 acp, the first round hit him in the center of the chest, the second round hit him in the forehead and ricocheted skyward. he kicked butt on the shooter, finished his shift, went home and extracted the bullet in his chest with a pair of tweezers. He was glad the guy had indeed brought to small of a gun.



Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Well it the wind now.......

Got a local guy to plow out the driveway, the snow blower had already said you gotta be kidding, in less than 4 hours, the south end is a foot deep, at least the north end isn't drifting.

But the propane is running low, need to find a way tomorrow.............
On the one hand,

He was shot in the head.

On the other, the bullet bounced off him.
Maddened Fowl's view from the porch
Blogging light due to:


Managed to get one car out this morning, but can't get back in, that speck on the left side is the car.
CQB Videos
Barrett 98B Awarded Rifle of theYear
Airport tells child to remove leg braces

Another fine act of security on the part of TSA
Eyeball-splitting attack

Monday, February 15, 2010

Gun Rights Advocates Target California Detective



Any sworn officer who suggests shooting law-abiding citizens for exercising their most basic constitutional rights deserves the full wrath of America's gun owners," Taylor told FoxNews.com.
Ammunition Shortage Report
Washington State Trooper shot in head
January background checks on firearm sales rank second all-time; Tops 2008 by 18.7 percent
Great Headline:

'Obama and His Magic Beans' is Just Another TV Show for Americans
Bullet in your eye
They don't call them shields for nothing


seem they work as good as blackberry's
NOT one of mine

A lot of Instructors do not take time to go over the law, yes it is the students responsibility, but it never hurts to review it before you send them on their way.


H/T to Uncle

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Attention Gun Dealers!!

Please stop selling new shooters those hammerless .357 Mag. air weight 5 shot wheel guns!
"However we can't be held responsible for what happens once the pants come off,"
But didn't he say he would sign treaties?

He is having enough issues, without a frontal assault on gun owners, and if he and his AG are planning anything it will be after the mid-term elections

Friday, February 12, 2010

Shooting Reported on University of Alabama Campus

3 dead, 3 wounded

Woman opens fire at Alabama campus, killing 3

Now that is unusual
Say What??

Old Nintendo system sells for $13,105
Accidental Shooting Kills Okla. Officer

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents have looked into the shooting and said it was self-inflicted. City officials told Eyewitness News 5 they believe the shooting to was an accident.
Wasn't that the original plan?

Attorney General Eric Holder is leaving open the possibility of trying professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a military commission instead of the civilian trial originally planned for New York City.

"At the end of the day, wherever this case is tried, in whatever forum, what we have to ensure is that it's done as transparently (there they go using that word again) as possible and with adherence to all the rules," Holder told The WP in an interview published in Friday's editions
Woman Denied Protective Order


Not that they are much good anyway, instead of asking for PO she should have gotten a CCW
Young Boy Dead After Ax Attack

Thought easy access to guns did that
Want to help Haiti's earthquake victims?


Buy some women's underwear
Breakout!!








I know some got a lot more snow than I did, but most don't have a driveway this long. Yesterday between the snow blower, and my neighbors quad with a blade, we got the driveway open
Finally!

A tool to remove or install an AR-15 magazine catch!

I know it can be trying, I broke 2 of Brownells punches installing that pin over the years
Brass Wizard



His & Hers
Brady's Facebook

Pro-gun Facebook fan page sabotaged by anti-gun Brady Center?



The Brady Bunch are getting pretty desperate. After years of embarrassing political failure, they've started making up fake crime reports, attacking Starbucks for allowing concealed carry ... and now crying about Buckeye Firearms Association leaving one little comment on their page, resulting in our Facebook fan page being deleted without warning.

If the Brady Center is intimidated by us now, they're in for a real surprise in the years ahead. Because we're not going anywhere. And they ain't seen nothing yet.

It appears to be back?
An upcoming episode of Bones or CSI?

MURDER squad detectives in Rome have appealed for help following the discovery of a perfect skeleton made up of five different bodies

Thursday, February 11, 2010

When Security is not security at all

A 15-year-old girl who was badly beaten and robbed in a Seattle bus tunnel as three unarmed security guards looked on told investigators that she thought the men would protect her.
Amazing!

He is very lucky

H/T to Sharp as a Marble
In comes "The Joker."
Just a note

Nearly dug out, this time of year, I really hate having a 900 foot driveway. The road does appear open, and I think it's time to try and drive a car out.

wish me luck
I've said it before

But she says, it better
Cheap electronics cause muggings

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Robbery via Coffee

Caleb may have defended himself with coffee, but it can be used for crime too!!

Maybe the Brady folks would be better off getting behind coffee registration
It was a Different World back then

Lot more sensible, than sensitive
I'll be adding him to my resource guide:

Holster Site
Bobcat killed with baseball bat


Scott, a former softball player, swung his wife’s bat (she still plays ball) and caught the animal in mid-air.


That's one way to get it done
You really are on your own:

Police took up to 3 1/2 hours to respond to a violent domestic dispute in which a woman was brutally bashed in front of her nine-year-old son and ended up on life support.


Can you stay alive 10 minutes, an hour, 3 hours on your own? Have a plan, have the tools, have the training, stay alive.
Aerial Photos of 9/11
Why would you want one?


It's been pretty much a piece of crap since day one
Judge Magnum

It's all the rage ya know?

Monday, February 08, 2010

Rep. John Murtha of Pa. dies at 77
The New World Order??
Dentist gives Eagle a Crown
Ya know

When you are digging out from one storm, and they tell you:

SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE FORECAST FOR TONIGHT WITH AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 4 INCHES EXPECTED ON TUESDAY. SNOWFALL TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MAY BRING THE STORM TOTAL TO 6 TO 8 INCHES.

Snow blowers are pretty much sold out........

I found 2, both smaller than I wanted, but ether one beats shoveling.

My orignal plan was to mount one on my riding mower, when I purchased the mower (2008)they were $900, when I went to order one they were $2000. (spring 2009)
Do Not Wait For EMT's

Today, no matter what your budget, you can afford to have a self-rescue kit, and you definitely can't afford to be without one!
Good Advice

I certainly don’t want any of my children to die. If their number comes up I want them to go out trying to kill the bastard instead of waiting to be executed under a desk. This may be a crazy idea, but it’s our best chance.

But doing away with unarmed victim zones, would give people a better chance. Just giving active shooters the idea that they might encounter people that are armed, may well deter them.

I agree fight, attack, with whatever you have, but that's the sheepdog in me, but it is a world of sheep, and the human instinct is to ether fight, flee, or freeze. The sheep are too frightened to use the first. We do not teach our kids to fight anymore, we have taught them fighting is bad.

There is a difference between teaching your kids to stand up for themselves, and being bullies.

The author on the link knows LE seldom can stop the shooter, and advises people to fight back, yet admits we don't have the tools to do it.

If the police chiefs would quit straddling the fence, as a group, and advice both the businesses and the politicians that A. they can't keep bad people with guns out of the places that are posted, and B. Licensed armed citizens are not the problem.

Then for the most part the real problem would go way.
Training Tips

snow may get packed into your barrel and you’ll risk the gun blowing up when you fire.”

(To prevent that possibility, he suggests capping your muzzle with a piece of Saran Wrap when you holster your gun, to keep the barrel clear.)
American History Part One
Violent Encounters: A Tale of Two Pizza Shops
A New Film

“They asked for all the ranchers to come in with their high-powered rifles, and you wouldn’t believe the number that came in. They were all keeping him pinned down.”
Waterboarding in pre school




SEVERAL young topless women barged into a Ukrainian polling station, rowdily protesting before a candidate cast his ballot
It would make voting a lot more fun
On this day in 1924

Was the first time the gas chamber was used

It took place at the Nevada State Prison in Carson City as Gee Jon, a Chinese immigrant convicted of murder, was put to death.
The Day The Language Died
You Too can be a Hacker!

Classes starting soon!-Learn at home!

They have a school for that

Sunday, February 07, 2010

An Omen??

Well I heard the Saints would win the Super Bowl when hell froze over, and after what hit Washington DC yesterday I guess they were right
The road is open!

Although the driveway was plowed the road was not, but 2 plows opened it about an hour ago.

Yep. I'm sick of winter already
Banker 'stole $7m for prostitutes'

For 7 Mil they better come with Barrett 82a1's with night vision, and a Hummer
Big Brother

ALL Australian homes will soon have to undergo a mandatory energy-efficiency assessment costing up to $1500 per property.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Added to my recommended reading list






Patrick wrote the FBI Handgun wounding factors report


While the books focus is LE use of force, there is a lot of info for the CCW people too.


Wound Ballistics, Training Vs Qualification, Physiological Impertives, to name a few, there is also a section on Case Histories.


The more knowledge you have the better.

The Morning After the snow

(T) from driveway towards range (B) From Classroom door


(T) Long way to road (B) Can still see a bit of last nights tire path
Neighbor plowed it around 6 tonight, wit a bit of digging should be out tomorrow
I can hear the whining now

I know they make a good product, and their product is really no different than anybody else's, but then what's in a name? Well let's look back Winchester Black Talons, were labeled cop killers, but no cop ever died by being shot with one, not one.

It's the perception, of the jury, and how a prosecuting attorney can just make it sound bad. Well surely the jury will understand that's it just a brand name, if you think the jury is that bright, you are counting on a lot.

Ya know if they had chosen a name like Ultimate Defense, it could be a no brainer.

But I can just hear that attorney saying to the jury, "The Accused, shot the victim with EXTREME SHOCK, he/she intended to kill the victim, it's even marked on the casings"

Yes you may still prevail in the court, it's open and shut you say, and there are a lot of jurisdictions that won't care, but if you have that crystal ball to say where your self defense shooting will take place, than you can likely predict when too, and avoid it all together.
You can bring in an expert witness to explain that your choice of ammo was just high quality self defense ammo just like any other, but it is going to cost.

The decisions you make on what you carry, how you carry yourself, may well all have to be defended in court. That bumper sticker "Stop Honking, I'm Reloading" can be used against you, that sticker in the window "If you are found here at night you'll be found here in the morning"

The grips that are engraved "Killem All", it can and likely will be used against you, as a defense attorney once stated it is easier to defend someone that used a Colt Trooper, than it is to defend someone that used a Python.

Just consider your choices, when making them, and how they will be played in court, and that fight, my friends will last longer, and be more stressful than the gun fight.
Rifle seen, Police called.
How about the weather?

on the porch rail, that's well over 6 inches

Guessing around 8 inches, photo later

LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work.

Well all my CCW students rescheduled expect one, and I wasn't able to reach him, what are the odds, he'll show up? Of course he will have to make it up the 850 foot unplowed driveway.

Friday, February 05, 2010

This Scotch has been on the rocks for a century.
Forecast!



I'm right on the line of 4-6 and 5-7 inches
Sheep Farts Effect Climate Change
Once it was Great Britain

Now: pheasant terrorises English village
From Mike at Acme Ammo

Upon our return, we were greeted by three drums of new Starline .380 Auto brass!!!
Hallalujah!
Once-fired .380 brass is becoming scarce and quite high in price. Many brass dealers are pricing their once-fired brass higher than new brass!
Consequently, we will be able to continue offering our .380 products at $37.74/100 for round nose and $24.53/50 for hollow-points

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Kaboom Big Time Caution Graphic

Savage Model 10MLSS .50 caliber Muzzleloader Rifle



Before




After





Savage says you can use smokeless powder


Warning Graphic :


That is gonna leave a mark!
So did he use smokeless, and did not measure it?, or did he not get the ball seated all the way?
I got this in an email, so other than more graphic photos I do not have any more info.
Gun shop owner accused of severing partner's head, cooking it in pizza oven


Well that will end a partnership



Boom! Trouble ensued, with Patrick's mom getting a phone call from Public School 52 Principal Evelyn Mastroianni saying her son had somehow gone from straight A's to the NRA. A lot of very educated people belong to the NRA Evelyn. Principal is an idiot and should be put in corner.
Budget Curbs Border Programs

One something trillion, and reduce border security
Gas Attack!
Fake Air Marshall

H/T to Say Uncle
Mumbai-Style Attacks

Coming to a city near you?

Really quite likely if you live in a non gun friendly city, like LA, Chicago, NYC. But even in gun friendly areas where citizens carry guns they could take a toll. They just pick those "Gun Free" zones. Like Ft Hood.

Ohio has plenty of those, being not that far from Cincinnati, I've thought how much damage 10 guys could do if they hit one of the posted Shopping Malls, or the Musuem Center, UC Hospital, and the UC Campus all at the same time. If one looks at the carnage of Ft Hood, just imagine what 10 guys could do before the first responders arrived.

As Dave Grossman says one man with a rifle can pin down a hundred men for 5 minutes, so what could 3 or 4 do?, and to have 3 active shooter sites in the same city at the same time, how would LE respond? The City has a SWAT Team, as does the county but the 3rd would have to handled by regular beat cops. While much better trained that their counterparts in India, will they have the tools and training to prevail?

Grossman suggests the 4-D's
Deter

"Deterrence is the goal."
As an example of a failure to use Deterrence, Grossman citing the example of the school massacre at Red Lake, MN[7], where a young school murderer shot his grandparents with the police-issued weapons he had stolen from his grandfather (a police officer), went to his high school and shot one of two unarmed guards who was manning the front door. "If the guard had been armed, odds are 10 to 1 he'd never have tried," Grossman said.

Those guards were given a responsibility for human lives without the tools to do the job! Never call an unarmed man 'security'. Call them 'run-like-hell-when-the-shooting-starts'.

Armed citizens would also be a deterent

Detect

Every time he bounces off a hard target, it's a chance to Detect.

Delay

The goal is as many hard targets as possible. Once he is in the school, the only question is how many kids die. (Malls Museums, Hospitals, Schools are pretty much soft targets)

Destroy

"We are at war. Our armed citizens and cops are the front line."

Secondly, Grossman reminded officers that "Armed Citizens are the militia.

Integrate concealed-handgun license-holders (CHLs) into your plan. We are at war. The idea that cops can do it all themselves is wrong. Use what is available to you. Integrate them into your plan from the beginning. One or two people in the first few minutes are worth 1000 people hours later."

Saying it can't happen here is Denial, "Denial kills you physical, mentally, and financially. It has no survival value."
Virginity for sale

Online auction nets virgin $31,000
Blog Demographics

30,000,000 is a lot of blogs




mugging victim had a six inch knife plunged deep into her back — and she didn't even feel it.
Castle Faces Demo

A BRAZEN farmer who secretly built a castle and lived in it for FOUR years while hiding it behind bales of hay has lost a bid to save it from being demolished.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Are Ohio Politicians trying to stack the deck?


Against gun owners?
Officers Changing Tactics to Stay Safe

These exercises are called "active shooter" training, and it's in direct response to the rash of recent police shootings in Wisconsin and across the country.

Swat called out for cap gun
The Day the Music Died

In 1959, rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson died in a small plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.
Reactions Faster than Actions

People move faster when reacting than when initiating the same movement. But the ultimate outcome is not so simple.
"Twenty-one milliseconds may seem like a tiny difference, and it probably wouldn't save you in a Wild West duel because your brain takes around 200 milliseconds to respond to what your opponent is doing, but it could mean the difference between life and death when you are trying to avoid an oncoming bus!"

Interesting
Looking For:


Para LTC 9mm (PCX99R )


Checked auction sites, dealers etc no luck, I have been looking since summer
One more time:

Keep your finger off the trigger until the sights are on the target, and you have made the decision to fire

Remove the magazine first and then rack slide 3 times, and then lock slide back and visually check chamber...moron
Worst movie of all time is finally revealed

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

"f------ retarded"

It should be noted that Emanuel, who is rumored to have once mailed a dead fish to a former coworker he disliked, has not offered any apology to the liberals his slur was aimed at, and it's highly doubtful that he ever will.
They only made 50!








Attend an event, to get a chance at one of these special edition guns, and support your Friends of the NRA, half the money goes back to your state to support shooting programs
Without Comment:

Rep. John Murtha hospitalized in intensive care


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That's the FEDs for ya

TSA forces Federal Officers to carry locked guns?

If they are not in the cockpit it has to be locked, and that silly holster has been discussed before
IRS Email Hoax

Internal Revenue Service United States
payment_form@irs.gov
Dear Applicant:
Please note now you can get your tax refund, after the last annual calculation of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $314.79.
Please take few minutes to fill your form attached to this message.
The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as applicable, copyright in these is reserved to Internal Revenue Service.
Sincerely, Internal Revenue Service
payment_form@irs.gov

The IRS does not use email, they use the USPS.
It still amazes people fall for this.
MySpace still #1 with Gangs
Predictions

Punxsutawney Phil predicts 6 more weeks of winter

Buckeye Chuck predicts only 6 weeks until spring
Car with shotgun is stolen

"This is the embarrassing part - he goes into a coffee shop and leaves the vehicle running," a police source said.
You must consider any disarming attempt a life-or-death situation

Weapon retention and ground fighting tactics do not include a measure of politeness.
Ambushed!

The suspect, a reputed gang member, was waiting in front of the store and keeping vigil for the officers' approach; immediately he turned and opened up with his AK-47 from beneath his poncho and started firing at the two-man unit. In the next few minutes, he killed Sgt. Howard Stevenson, a 20-year veteran who also happened to be the SWAT team leader, and wounded another officer.
Spending at the speed of light

BTW, Uncle Sam would like the 50k you owe him now
Dogs do not know the safety rules!
Fifty Dangerous Things, You Should Let Your Children Do

"Of course, we must protect children from danger . . . but when that becomes over-protection we fail as a society, because children don't learn how to judge risk for themselves,"


Maybe its just me but it makes sense
We hit your dog, you owe us 3 grand!
Can't have a Fire without a Spark

WEST Australian police have again defended their use of Tasers after a man who had doused a house in petrol caught on fire when officers used a stun gun against him.
They said he had spread fuel inside the house and thrown a petrol can at police, soaking a constable's shirt and pants.


Detectives would call that a clue

Monday, February 01, 2010

Useless Training

The article is about training, or lack of, and without proper training, or to little training, the fact is, it's useless
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In case you missed something
Testing Bullet Proof Glass



In 1952
video
She was very trusting
Interpreter shoots dead two U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan

"Interpreter shoots dead two US soldiers in Afghanistan," from the BBC, January 30 (thanks to Mackie):
Two US soldiers who died in eastern Afghanistan on Friday were shot dead by an interpreter, it has emerged.
A Nato official said the translator gunned down the US soldiers before other soldiers shot him dead at an outpost in Wardak province.
A US military official told Reuters news agency the attacker seemed to be a "disgruntled employee", not a militant....


I once had a job in which I was disgruntled over pay and treatment. Oddly enough, I never opened fire.
Good Advice!

Accidents can happen, have a plan before they happen!

Be prepared, have the equipment, hope you never use it, but it

only takes one time, to know you made a sound investment.
From an email:


Subject: Guts



Published: Sunday, December 13, 2009 Head east from Carthage on Mississippi 16 toward Philadelphia and after a few miles a sign says your in Edinburg . It's a good thing the signs there, because there’s no other way to tell. On June 15, 1919, Van T. Barfoot was born in Edinburg . Probably didn't make much news. Twenty-five years later, on May 23, 1944, near Carano , Italy , Van T. Barfoot, who had enlisted in the Army in 1940, set out to flank German machine gun positions from which fire was coming down on his fellow soldiers. He advanced through a minefield, took out three enemy machine gun positions and returned with 17 prisoners of war. If that wasn't enough for a day’s work, he later took on and destroyed three German tanks sent to retake the machine gun positions. That probably didn't make much news either, given the scope of the war, but it did earn Van T. Barfoot, who retired as a colonel after also serving in Korea and Vietnam , a Congressional Medal of Honor.
What did make news last week was a neighborhood associations quibble with how the 90-year-old veteran chose to fly the American flag outside his suburban Virginia home. Seems the rules said a flag could be flown on a house-mounted bracket, but, for decorum, items such as Barfoots 21-foot flagpole were unsuitable. He had been denied a permit for the pole, erected it anyway and was facing court action if he didn't take it down. Since the story made national TV, the neighborhood association has rethought its position and agreed to indulge this old hero who dwells among them. In the time I have left I plan to continue to fly the American flag without interference, Barfoot told The Associated Press. As well he should.
And if any of his neighbors still takes a notion to contest him, they might want to read his Medal of Honor citation..
It indicates he's not real good at backing down.
Van T. Barfoot's Medal of Honor citation:
This 1944 Medal of Honor citation, listed with the National Medal of Honor Society, is for Second Lieutenant Van T. Barfoot, 157th Infantry, 45th Infantry:For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life above and beyond the call of duty on 23 May 1944, near Carano , Italy . With his platoon heavily engaged during an assault against forces well entrenched on commanding ground, 2d Lt. Barfoot moved off alone upon the enemy left flank. He crawled to the proximity of 1 machinegun nest and made a direct hit on it with a hand grenade, killing 2 and wounding 3 Germans. He continued along the German defense line to another machinegun emplacement, and with his tommygun killed 2 and captured 3 soldiers. Members of another enemy machinegun crew then abandoned their position and gave themselves up to Sgt. Barfoot. Leaving the prisoners for his support squad to pick up, he proceeded to mop up positions in the immediate area, capturing more prisoners and bringing his total count to 17. Later that day, after he had reorganized his men and consolidated the newly captured ground, the enemy launched a fierce armored counterattack directly at his platoon positions. Securing a bazooka, Sgt. Barfoot took up an exposed position directly in front of 3 advancing Mark VI tanks. From a distance of 75 yards his first shot destroyed the track of the leading tank, effectively disabling it, while the other 2 changed direction toward the flank. As the crew of the disabled tank dismounted, Sgt. Barfoot killed 3 of them with his tommygun. He continued onward into enemy terrain and destroyed a recently abandoned German fieldpiece with a demolition charge placed in the breech. While returning to his platoon position, Sgt. Barfoot, though greatly fatigued by his Herculean efforts, assisted 2 of his seriously wounded men 1,700 yards to a position of safety.. Sgt. Barfoot’s extraordinary heroism, demonstration of magnificent valor, and aggressive determination in the face of point blank fire are a perpetual inspiration to his fellow soldiers.



"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world.
The U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ...Ronald Reagan

A Modest Milestone

10,000 in visits in less than 4 months, although this blog has been around since 06, I didn't put a counter on till Oct 4th of last year.

Of course it's nothing like Tams at nearly 2800 a day or Say Uncle at 3500 a day, but it's nice to know some folks are stopping by

Thank you

The 10,000 vistor was Lady D
Officer makes statement

"One week ago from today, my life was changed forever, after being shot six times," he said. "It's truly a miracle, and God's grace, that I am still here today."
Boob Bombs??

Breast implants with a twist
On This date in 1910

JMB inked his name to what would be Patent # 984519

It would be filed on Feb 17th 1910

But the Patent would not be issued until Fe