Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Yeah that will fix everything

Registries are the law of the land when it comes to sex offenders. Now if one City Councilman gets his way, convicted gun offenders in Chicago may also be forced to add their names to a list.

H/T to Say Uncle
That Pretty Well Sums it Up
Meet Pamela Gorman

“This year a lot of folks think this is our best shot at changing Congress,” the narrator of the ad says. “Course that all depends on the caliber of our candidates.”
Perhaps this "Journalist" should really read the ruling

"Supreme Court misfires on gun ruling"

The Bill of Rights have always been fundamental, it's not a pick and chose list.

The ruling does not allow felons, or the mentally ill to have guns, and the ruling did not elevate gun ownership, it confirmed it.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

No Gag order

Linked to an article, that NRA had issued a Gag Order regarding E Kagan's SCOTUS hearings, Sebastion has the news.
Kagan Hearing, on Guns
Malkin on McDonald
4 dead in PA knife attack
Some Headlines:

Woman Injured After Being Stabbed Multiple Times

She was injured by being stabbed, she did not suffer further injuries after being stabbed
But Schools are posted "No Guns"
Denying you are dead, can get you killed
M855A1 being sent to Afghanistan

The Enhanced Performance Round contains an environmentally friendly projectile
Carry enough gun
What's coming in Chicago?

Chicago gun owners could be required to register their weapons, purchase liability insurance and undergo criminal background checks and periodic firearms training, now that the U.S. Supreme Court has shot down the city's strictest-in-the-nation handgun ban.

Funny if this were required of felons, it would violate their constitutional rights, but requiring it of law-abiding citizens is not?
NRA Sues Pittsburgh
Utah gun permit business booming

Peter Hamm has his shorts in a twist over Utah CCP, Tell me Petie how is a Federal Background Check different in Utah,than anywhere else?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Today marks a great moment in American history.

This is a landmark decision. It is a vindication for the great majority of American citizens who have always believed the Second Amendment was an individual right and freedom worth defending.
McDonald v. City of Chicago
(08-1521) Argued: Mar. 2, 2010

Issue: Whether the Second Amendment is incorporated into the Due Process Clause or the Privileges or Immunities Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment so as to be applicable to the States, thereby invalidating ordinances prohibiting possession of handguns in the home.

Court finds in favor of : McDonald

The opinion concludes that the 14th Amendment does incorporate the Second Amendment right recognized in Heller to keep and bear arms in self defense


Alito, in the part of the opinion joined by three Justices, concludes that the 2d Amendment is incorporated through the Due Process Clause.
Thomas thinks the Amendment is incorporated, but not under Due Process. He appears to base incorporation on Privileges or Immunities.

Full opinion here

The opinion leaves the fate of the Chicago gun ordinance in the hands of the 7th Circuit on remand.
Tom Goldstein Predicts:

McDonald v. City of Chicago, which presents the question whether the Second Amendment’s right to keep and bear arms is “incorporated” and therefore applies to state and local gun regulation. McDonald was argued in February, and the only Justice not to write from that sitting is Justice Alito. He therefore likely has the Court’s opinion.
Justice Alito was a member of the five-Justice majority that recognized a Second Amendment right outside the context of militia service in the Heller case. He therefore is a likely vote for finding incorporation. At oral argument in McDonald, Justice Alito seemed quite doubtful about the City’s efforts to suggest a narrow ground for ruling.
I predict that Justice Alito will write the Court’s opinion in McDonald recognizing that the Second Amendment is incorporated. But given Justice Alito’s sensitivity towards law enforcement, I doubt that the opinion will call into question a broad swath of firearms regulation.
Hearings on Kagan

Enough has emerged from Kagan's papers to make the National Rifle Association (NRA) very nervous. As a clerk for Marshall, Kagan wrote that she was "not sympathetic" to a constitutional challenge of Washington D.C.'s gun-control law, a law that the court overturned in 2008 in the D.C. v. Heller decision. In her confirmation hearing to be Solicitor General, Kagan reversed herself, saying she would uphold D.C. v. Heller, calling the decision "settled law." Still, Senators are likely to take D.C. v. Heller a step further and ask her about McDonald v. City of Chicago, a case the Supreme Court is likely to hand down on Monday that is expected to overturn Chicago's ban on handguns.
Kagan will also face questions about a paper she wrote in the Clinton Administration that paved the way for an executive order banning dozens of semiautomatic weapons, though the White House argues that she was simply acting as counsel and giving advice, not creating policy. Another two memos found in Kagan's papers related to the Volunteer Protection Act, which, when it passed, shielded some nonprofits' volunteer workers from tort liability in certain cases. In those memos, the Clinton Administration worried that "bad guy orgs" such as the NRA and the Ku Klux Klan might also benefit from the law, though it's unclear if these were Kagan's words or an aide's as the memo is unsigned.
Standing by for McDonald
2nd Amendment does not apply to cartels
NRA Issues Gag Order??

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Calls for mandatory six-month sentences for carrying a knife

Seems assaults with knives are climbing in Scotland
Effective handgun control is a compelling societal concern.

Effective Handgun control is a solid thumbs forward two handed grip
Yeah the Ban is working...............

Chicago story

13 shot

9 shot between 11pm ,and 4am

Well as long as the people of Chicago keep relecting Daly, I guess it will continue, since he is going to make self defense nearly impossible, for the law abiding

Friday, June 25, 2010

Was there ever any question?

When has VPC ever had a study that wasn't based on crap?
Bionic Cat
Turtle delays flight
So much for securing the border
On this date in 1876:

George Armstrong Custer had his butt handed to him
Odd twist in NRA endorsement

NRA Chooses Brewer Over Own Board Member
Croc Vs Shark

shark is sushi
Topless in Canada

Police said that Ms De Florio was not doing anything illegal as Canadian law permits women to go topless in public as long as they are not doing so for commercial gain or being overtly sexual.

Didn't know that..
Gun Decision Now Expected During Kagan Hearing

“That’s going to remind everyone of the profound impact that Kagan can have on gun rights,”

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Officer fails to stop house cat
Want to shoot faster?


No Unnecessary Movement

NUM can be summed up in nine words: Movement takes time; unnecessary movement adds additional time unnecessarily.
New Movie

Screamers is being shown to world leaders — most recently Canada’s Parliament — as part of an apparent effort to advance support for a world prohibition on private gun ownership. It’s worth noting too that the most repressive United Nations members have long wanted to ban private firearm possession so they can more safely impose totalitarian control and commit future genocides if desired.

Selling a lie?
Tremors felt not far from here
Guns Save Lives
By John Stosse

H/T to Jeff Soyer
Pretty Cool Rifle Case

converting surplus
Daly defends ban, and junk science
Yep that ban is really working......

7 wounded Tuesday
Jailer Lets Them Out For Playboy

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

"Know your Target & What is Beyond"

Bell, pursued Hall into the street and fired four shots as Hall fled in his SUV.

After hitting a tree, Hall bailed out of the vehicle and twice turned in Bell's direction and appeared to point what turned out to be a fake handgun he used in the robbery at him.

Price said Bell fired two more shots, one of which went through a wall of Jackson's home about a block away, fatally wounding her.

If you can't make the shot, don't take it, no matter how this case goes, there is no happy ending.
Efforts to curb special interests in elections fizzle
June 21, 2010 Byline: Fredreka Schouten USA TODAY

WASHINGTON - A high-profile effort by President Obama and top Democrats to clamp down on special ­interest spending in elections has faltered, nearly six months after a Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for unlimited corporate and union spending on independent campaign ads.
Action on a bill in Congress that aims to shine more light on such spending stalled after top House Democrats agreed to exempt the powerful National Rifle Association and other large non-profits from new disclosure rules.
"All restriction on political speech is repugnant," Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the gun owners' group, told USA TODAY.
"Am I happy that the NRA's tongue is not cut for the 2010 ... elections? Absolutely," he said. "Do we still think this bill is unconstitutional? Absolutely."
In Japan:

A disgruntled worker slammed his car into employees at a Mazda factory Tuesday, killing one and injuring 10, stunning Japan just two years after an autoworker went on a deadly rampage in central Tokyo

The rampage has revived memories of a stabbing spree in Tokyo's jam-packed electronics shopping district two years ago, also by an angry autoworker, that killed seven people when he slammed a truck into a crowd and then stabbed onlookers.

So the question, do you lay blame on the driver, or on the car?

"Cars don't kill people, people kill people"
9 Wounded Monday Afternoon

Yeah, all those laws are working, might as well pass some more

Tips on Purchase of a Used 1911

Monday, June 21, 2010

Man takes down armed robber.
Win Ammo

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Gangs involved in bulk of weekend shootings

18 shootings over a 24-hour period in the city of strict gun control laws, and a ban on handguns
Hi Tech Underwear

The project involves monitoring the injury of soldiers during battlefield surgery and the goal is to develop minimally invasive sensors that can locate, in the field, and identify the type of injury."
And even beyond this, the waistband could contain medication, such as a pain-relief drug, that it could release in the presence of certain injuries.
Anti Rape Condom ??

Critics have accused her of developing a medieval device to fight rape.

"Yes, my device may be a medieval, but it's for a medieval deed that has been around for decades," she said. "I believe something's got to be done ... and this will make some men rethink before they assault a woman."

Should private ownership of guns be banned completely?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

"We can't treat someone who is mentally ill,
the way we do someone who robbed a bank."

He referred to the police shooting of Keaton Otis, a 25-year-old mentally ill man who was killed during a traffic stop after Otis pulled a gun from the glove box and wounded an officer

If they are pointing a gun at you, you can, dead is dead, weather the shooter was mentally ill, or a criminal, once they go for the gun, all bets are off.
Dennis A. Henigan quote:

It time to make it official and elect the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre Speaker of the House

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Last place to shoot yourself

H/T to Dave Hardy
Seems they will shoot you just to hear the gun go "BANG"
That's Different

The AP fact checks Obama's speech

What they finally figured out he does not walk on water?
The Weather

Well for this part of Ohio, it has ether been more hot, and sticky, or wet than usual.

The Hot and sticky is more like July, and the wet more like May, it will be interesting to see what July brings.

I could really use several days of dry, so we could finish extending the berm, it's near impossible to make any progress with heavy equipment, when its mushy

Ah it's Ohio, if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes it will change....................

At least we are not getting pounded like some areas
NRA & "The Deal"

Joe Huffman takes a look
Army going for buttons

seems Afgan sand clogs velcro
Control moves forward in Massachusetts

All but dead last week emotions carried the day, and the house passed a bill, which would further limit gun purchases and toughen firearm penalties

Massachusetts has consistently been one of the nation’s 10 states with the lowest rate of firearm violence, according to a report by the CDC
Trial focuses on training

Stein asked Garcia if it was inconsistent with training for an officer to fire a fatal bullet into the back of an unarmed man.

"That would be inconsistent with our training," Garcia said.

So heres the question, if you defend yourself, and you go to trial, will your training, or lack there of come into question? Will you be able to explain what you did, and why you did what you did in those split seconds?
Student attacks Hell's Angels with puppy

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Vote 6 times, anytime
British Healthcare
Head Hunter

In That part of the world, I'd have more than a handgun, and a sword
BFA Notes Columbus Dispatch
Jesus struck by lightning

And burned
Self Inflicted Gunshot

Usually it's not done on purpose

But under the new health care plan who knows?
PA to block residents from FL CCW?

While the legal proceedings were still pending, Mr. Lentz said the man "obtained a Florida 'license to carry' by mail. He was subsequently stopped by Philadelphia police in a car with another loaded firearm. There was no arrest, however -- even though his Pennsylvania 'license to carry' had been revoked -- because he now had a Florida license to carry.

The Gun Law Loophole?
Micro Stamping

Even if police find only one shell casing, they have a 54 percent chance of being able to read the microstamp.

& since a nail file can pretty much take out the micro stamp, how is this going to solve a crime?, and if they use a revolver there will be no casings

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Consider who the authors are

5 myths of Gun Control?

1. Guns don't kill people, people kill people.

Since 33% of the Homicides are not firearms related, we seem pretty proficient at killing each other, and since it is estimated that around 10-11% of gun homicides are legal intervention, of the remaining 90% if they didn't have a gun, would they have used a club or something else?

2. Gun laws affect only law-abiding citizens.

Well laws in general only affect law abiding persons, abiding by the law is a choice, weather its choosing to exceed the speed limit, DUI, or acquiring a gun for illegal purposes.

3. When more households have guns for self-defense, crime goes down.

So with an estimated 14,000,000 guns sold last year, why did the FBI UCR show a 5.5% decrease in crime? (one of the few places showing increases was Chicago?, although they are not part of the UCR)

4. In high-crime urban neighborhoods, guns are as easy to get as fast food.

From the Wright Rossi research, if criminals want guns they can get them, may not be Burger King, but they can get them

5. Repealing Chicago's handgun ban will dramatically increase gun crimes.

So in all the cities and states that do not have gun bans and even have shall issue CCW, why are we not seeing dramatic increases in gun crime? Is Chicago all that different from the rest of the country?

Cook & Ludwig have long been anti gun, and even when thier own research indicated that there were likely twice as many "defensive gun uses" than the Gary Kleck study of 2.5 million a year, they did a research paper to discredit their own study, since they didn't like the result. Please do not to confuse them with facts.
Mumbai, Here?

Yeah it could happen here, but if and when it does it will not likely happen in a shall issue state, more likely in a city like Chicago, where they already have so many shootings, they will think it's a usual Saurday night

Friday, June 11, 2010

In light of a tragedy

The Robert Julian Robbins Foundation, dedicated to gun-safety education for young children, will launch Sunday

They could have gone anti, but instead took the best solution educate both children, and adults.

June is National Safety Month
Open Carry

Pro: The safest place in America on April 19 would likely have been any of the numerous Patriot's Day rallies

Con: Are armed mobs becoming socially acceptable?
Be Sure of your Target & what is Beyond

But at least he stopped the snake
Kahr Arms Acquires Magnum Research
Man attempts to cut off arm

Dr. Scott Ellner, Metz's attending surgeon, said Metz used his own tools to cut through his arm on Tuesday, after he smelled dead tissue. "He actually attempted to amputate his arm. He nearly did it, but not completely,"

Doctors gave the account of Metz's harrowing experience at a news conference Thursday. They said the attempted self-amputation probably saved his life, preventing the infection in his gangrenous arm from spreading to the rest of his body.

Sometime you do what you gotta do

Thursday, June 10, 2010

From an email:

Motorcycle Carry
Open carry not a deterrent?

But if you actually have to use your gun there’s no better jurisdiction than Texas. I think it’s the only jurisdiction left in the country that actually comes close to “because he needed a shootin’” being an affirmative defense.
Jeanne Assam has written a book

If you don't recall Jeanne, she is the church lady that stopped an Active Shooter, in, Colorado in 07
Tell Congress what you think

House Minority Leader, John Boehner (R - OH) (Butler County, West Chester OH), encourages Americans to speak out about their concerns on big government, huge deficit, the direction our country is heading, and anything else you want to make known. House Republicans are wanting our input to make all of this known nationwide.
Rocket Attack in California

You would think those were banned

Nice to have it all in one reference

Over a million in May

Data released by the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported 1,016,876 checks in May 2010, ranking the month the second highest May for most NICS checks.

This figure, while being a .6 percent decrease from the 1,023,102 checks conducted in May 2009, is an increase of 14.7 percent over checks in May 2008.

But things do seem to be slowing, I was at Walmart the other day, and they had Fed 9mm, for $9.47 a box, I ask the clerk, how many I could get, and he said as many as I wanted, I bought 10, but the guy behind, me got one?
Murderer says death was victim's fault

Not that unusual, most perps view it to be the victims fault, since they allowed themselves to be, well a victim.
Gun Control Bill in Mass.

Derailed for now.

Ya know it's got to be frustrating to try to keep coming up with laws that lawbreakers will obey
Incendiary bats,

& other Military ideas

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Ken Hackathorn

10 seats left
Plan to attend!!

Buckeye Firearms Association is honored to present Lt. Col. Dave Grossman in an intense, one-day mind training workshop called ...

The Bulletproof Mind: Tactical Mindset for Armed Citizens.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010

Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm (one hour break for lunch)

Cost: $99 per attendee / $79 for spouses and teens. EARLYBIRD PRICE JUST $79 - HURRY!

If a school is attacked by an "active shooter," will your child lay down like a sheep at slaughter ... or fight back with every ounce of physical and mental strength?

If your spouse is attacked in the parking lot on the way home from work, will it end up as another bad story on the news ... or the rare story of survival in the face of death?

If you are jumped by three gang members intent on cutting your throat, will you panic and "lose it" ... or will you fight through the pain and fear to survive against overwhelming odds?

The Bulletproof Mind: Tactical Mindset for Armed Citizens can prepare you and your family to be strong in any situation. You will learn how to be the sheepdog instead of the sheep.
Original Reality Show Unearthed

It was wide screen 3D
I've said it before

If you have small children, you have to secure your weapons, and most 2 yr olds do not understand the danger, since they had recently bought the guns for self defense, I highly doubt that they had taken any training, even a basic NRA course would have reminded them about child safety.

Just a tragedy
The reason 12 died

The cops do not carry guns

"Unarmed security means run like hell, when the guy with the gun shows up" -Dave G

It is a bit amazing in a country with 60 million people, that fewer than 7000 cops carry guns, while it is different here, the attitude is about the same.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Updated Photo of Classroom

I am considering expanding it, but we just regraveled the driveway, added a bit of parking, and adding another 20 feet of berm, so remodeling may have to wait until next year.
Maybe we need to talk slower, and use smaller words

I have a few words, but stupid jumps to the forefront

Outstanding customer service!!

I'm a fan of paddle holsters, and therefore it makes sense to have a paddle magazine pouch, and while nearly all of the holster makers offer some type of paddle holster, very few offer a magazine pouch with a paddle.

Last year at the NRA meeting in Phoenix, I was shown such a creature, the B831, and it works with ether single stack, or double stack mags.

A couple of weeks ago finishing up a class, I found that one of the screws had fallen out, I contacted customer service, to find out how I could order the missing parts. Tina Parker at G&G customer service sent me an email saying if I gave her the address she would have the parts sent out, unlike one of the other holster companies did when one of there screws went south a week after I had purchased the holster.

Of course that's the kind of customer service we like, since emailing G&G, I have ordered 2 more mag pouches, one in Chestnut to match my new Stoner Paddle, and an extra one in black, the newer ones have an improved paddle design, and the parts they promised arrived today.
I'm a happy customer.
The 20 Hottest Conservative Women In The New Media
(2010 Edition)
Ammo 101

This is a cartridge:

This is a hammer:

They are not interchangeable (Caution Graphic)

While you can hit things with both, one should never use a cartridge for a hammer
That is all

H/T to Firearmblog
Guns, Bombs, Autos, and Axes

Mass Murders by State
Force on Force HD 360

"New System Allows Shooting Training on the Cheap"

Starts at $40,000
Nosler explodes

Perhaps residue powder in test tunnel?, Everyone got out ok
Drug Lords on gun control:

“He suggested that the first move would be to dry up the supply of bullets because if there were no bullets then the guns would be useless,”

So the new heroin could be ammunition?
In the words of Mark Twain:

Lies, dammed Lies, and statistics

While the study does suggest a correlation between gun ownership and the rate of death from gunfire, the numbers do not correlate exactly

If one were to do enough research, and "cherry pick" the data, I'm sure that certain models of cars could be tied to DUI's, therefore if we were to ban certain model cars, or certain colors of cars we could eliminate drunk driving
Gun ownership laws in the UK

Gun licenses in the UK cover about 1.5 million shotguns

Thats about 1 month of sales in the US of A
Guns made for 'empowering experience'

"I had this really sexy 9-millimeter Beretta
The English Solution?

if gun owners are to keep their weapons at home, as they want to, then they should not be allowed to keep ammunition at home as well.

Drug Cartels deal in cash

we needed to do a study on this??

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Todd Jarrett's Website is up and running
UK shooting rampage

Must be an internet hoax, guns are banned in Merry ole England

Even the BBC reports it

Appears 4 dead, 10 or so wounded, the firearm is reported to be a licensed and registered shotgun

Update: At least five people have been killed and 25 injured after a gunman opened fire in west Cumbria.

Update: 1:50 PM 12 Dead and 25 wounded

So the handgun banned worked, no one was shot with a handgun

Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937

In 1937, hunters successfully lobbied Congress to pass the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act, which placed an 11% tax on all hunting equipment. This self-imposed tax now generates over $700 million each year and is used exclusively to establish, restore and protect wildlife habitats

While I have always supported this tax, it would be a benefit, if they do allow some of it to be spent to develop ranges for those of us who don't hunt, but do shoot
About the lowest priced 223 I've seen in awhile

PMC X-TAC .223 5.56x45 62grn SS109 20rd Box , $329.50 a case
Know how to effectively respond to an unexpected knife attack.

"Many officers have a 'Gun Mentality' and may not take an edged weapon as a serious threat because of the firearms they carry," says Nepomuceno. "When the suspect has a knife you should avoid going to the ground at all costs." On the ground the suspect could deliver numerous stabs into your side and cause you to bleed to death.
Koening Shoots “Perfect”

Jessie Abbate just 14 points behind
Baltimore, wants to be like Chicago

So Bernard tell me how, banning guns will keep them out of the hands of felons and drug dealers? It's already against the law for 15 and 17 year olds to obtain a gun. Have any of the legal permit holders gone on shooting sprees? Why not just ban felons and drug dealers, that might go a long way in cleaning up Baltimore.
Used car for sale:

James Bond Aston Martin With Machine Guns May Fetch $10 Million
Their perceived fear does not trump everyone else's rights

Cowerforia moving to ban open carry

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

You can get killed over softball
"An Inconvenient Truth."

Tipper leaving AL
Shoot self, drive self to hospital
The OAS Firearms Convention Is Incompatible with American Liberties
Liar Liar, pants on fire

The rifles were never banned, nor were the magazines holding more than 10 rounds (yes new production, but there were plenty of surplus magazines floating around if you were willing to pay the price, or steal them), certain features like flash hiders, and bayonet lugs went away, but a "post ban" Ar or AK is just as effective as a pre or post-post(?) ban rifle.

Chief, you want rifles? You can get them free from the Feds, or you can get them here:, or you could allow your officers to carry their own rifles.

There are worriers, and doers, why don't you quit whining, and do something?