Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Preparation to survive the second attack—the legal aftermath of a justifiable defense shooting—is a vital element in your defense preparations. Ignore it at your own peril.
In general we get a gun and a ccw license, and heck we even go to the range once in awhile, but have you ever looked at that hunk of steel or polymer, and really ask yourself, if I ever use this thing then what?
Hopefully you have made a commitment to prepare train with your firearm, for a fight you hope never comes your way.
But are you also training, and preparing for the legal fight after the smoke has cleared?
The fight itself will likely last seconds, but the legal confrontation could last years.
To quote Robert Burka of: Ohio Concealed Carry Defense Services, LLC
The decision to carry a concealed handgun requires you to assume a great deal of responsibility. If you decide to accept that responsibility, there are several additional items you should consider.
First, you should obtain current and continuing training from a qualified instructor in the safe handling and use of your handgun. Contact us directly for a list of qualified instructors we have met and worked with over the past year.
Second, you should search for and obtain a working knowledge of what the law says and how the legal system operates in the event of a use of force situation. With knowledge and a realistic understanding of how the legal system works you can reduce your chances of a severely negative legal outcome.
Some Very Good advice here to get you started.
For your flashlight
One need I found was, what do you do with the light, if you say have to reload?
As Clint Smith says "When you reload in low light encounters, don't put your flashlight in your back pocket... If you light yourself up, you'll look like an angel or the tooth fairy...and you're gonna be one of 'em pretty soon."
My solution here
Thursday, January 28, 2010
of rapid fire guns, least that's what I've seen in some articles by the other side, but it seems they were sure trying.
A Collier Flintlock Revolver
First Machine gun The Puckle Gun, Circa 1718
Blue Print here
It failed likely due to lack of a machine tool industry
More here from a 2007 post
First of course were PC's then Lap-Tops, then Net-Books, and the blackberry's, Droids etc so why would another product arouse all this excitement, when it appears not to do all that much?
Could be a legal battle over I-Pad:
Since 2002, Fujitsu has made a handheld computer called the iPad for use by shop assistants, and has an outstanding trademark application for the name
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
"Officer Dorsey was removing his firearm and holster from his belt and the gun fired and struck Officer Dorsey in his right thigh, right calf and the top of his right foot. "
Bet that smarted
His service revolver was re-issued to him Oct. 26, when he returned to work after a 40-day suspension.
A former federal prosecutor hired by gun manufacturer Glock to investigate fraud within the company has been accused of stealing about $3 million from the gunmaker. He was also charged with the theft of a .45 caliber custom-made semi-automatic pistol from the gun manufacturer, according to the indictment
"I’ll either hit ‘em with my big stick that I’ve got or my gun that I have stowed away… or they’ll hit me.”
I'm glad to hear that, so many Hollywood types use guns to boost their careers, then come out against gun ownership. It's good to see one admitt he keeps one. Of course that does not make him pro-gun
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
An Italian man who argued with his son over Sony PlayStation tactics was recovering in hospital on Monday after the teenager stabbed him in the neck with a 15-inch kitchen knife, police and hospital officials said.
Video game tactics a sensitive subject
Some thoughts on gear selection, remember what you have with you is what you'll have to fight with, home in the safe won't be of much use.
For short trips to town etc, I carry my HP or a 1911, and some spare ammo, and a blade or 2, and my Surefire, there is always a "72 hour" hour pack in the car, and an ammo bag.
For longer trips I add a Car-15, mags, and another fullsize handgun, one or 2 more lights, and spare batteries, etc, in a stealth gun case in the trunk. For trips out of state etc a pump action shotgun and a mix of Shot, Buck, and slugs are added to the mix
California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) is an organization dedicated to informing California citizens of their Second Amendment along with Firearms Legislation, CCW Permit and Gun Rights & Laws in CA.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
"Officers go into all types of disturbances and I can tell you that we see lot of odd things,"
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Trijicon puts a bible reference on their product, which our soldiers use, is construed and twisted that we are defacto "Christian Crusaders invading Islam"
While we must have the up most respect for their Quran, and even rumors that we don't sparks riots and protests
What next soldiers will be forbidden to carry bibles or wear crosses or carry greenbacks?, as it would allow Muslim extremists to claim that the U.S. is waging a holy war in Iraq and Afghanistan?.
I really believe that 99% + of the Muslim community are likely good honest people, but they have done nothing to clean up the mess.
The Twin Towers, the Cole, the embassies, along with other numerous attacks on America, brought our military to them, nothing else.
I'd say in this round of the conflict we blinked, and they didn't have to do anything at all.
We are so worried that a reference to the bible will be used as a recruiting tool, might they just as well use an American quarter with "IN God We Trust" as one?
We are not after the people of Islam, we are after the people who misuse the the word of Islam, in an effort to hurt or destroy us. We will never defeat them by giving up on our principles, on our beliefs, we will only defeat them by tracking them down and killing them.
This is a war that we can not compromise, or coddle the enemy, they see that as weakness, and our weakness is what they seek to exploit. Remember history folks, compromise led to WWII. You win wars by being harder than your enemy, and making their cost to fight us higher than they want to pay. War is not civilised ask any veteran. to quote General William T Sherman: “War is at its best barbarism.”
"War is the remedy that our enemies have chosen, and I say let us give them all they want."- General William T. Sherman, & "War is cruelty. There's no use trying to reform it, the crueler it is the sooner it will be over."
We are not going to win the war on terror, by trying to appease the terrorists
Aussies didn't know
Petraeus calls gunscope inscriptions "disturbing" (hint this was done for over 30 yrs)
Well of course they are, but they pretty much get their panties in a twist over everything.
they are likely angry over this too
Appears New Zealand caved appears the Company did too
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. George Washington
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Having already downed a few drinks, she turned around, faced him, looked him straight in the eye and said,
"Listen here good looking, I screw anybody, any time, anywhere, your place, my place,in the car, front door, back door, on the ground, standing up, sitting down, naked or with clothes on, dirty, clean . . . it doesn't matter to me.
I've been doing it ever since I got out of college and I just love it.
"Eyes now wide with interest, he responded, "No kidding.
I'm a lawyer too. What firm are you with?"
"If you were just a good Samaritan following this person, I don't think you'd be indicted," he said. "I think the shotgun trumps everything."
The teen with the shotgun was thrown from vehicle, and died after being rammed,
Geoffrey Alpert, a criminologist at the University of South Carolina, said the issue becomes muddied because the younger sibling fired the shotgun.
I'd say since the teen used a deadly weapon, the officers response was correct
Use of Force New study on Use of Force
While the rules on use of force are different for civilians, it may pay to follow these cases, as your knowledge at the time is what you'll bring to court.
The erotic scene involves the joining of the couple's tendrils and results in an orgasmic climax.
Still not a reason to buy the DVD
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I'm really amazed at how fast, and how well the response is going, when you consider the logistics involved it's pretty impressive
You are on your own, how prepared are you?
Food, water, medical, etc
Yes it takes time, effort, and money, but we are seeing what happens when you are completely unprepared, we saw it during Katrina here.
Earthquakes, Blizzards, Floods happen so are you ready just in case?
You should have everything you need to stay alive for at least 72 hours, and a week to 10 days is even better.
Think about splitting up caches, in case one is damaged, buried or destroyed
Network leave some stuff at a friends, etc.
We carry guns because we know the police can't always be there, that also means emt's, rescue teams, etc can't always be there. Are you going to be prepared until help gets there?
More info here: http://www.survivalblog.com/
Passengers paying $65 a head Saturday signed waivers acknowledging they could be crime victims and put their fate in the hands of tattooed ex-gang members who say they have negotiated a cease-fire among rivals in the most violent gangland in America
Saturday, January 16, 2010
C&E show in Wilmington Ohio, it was to say the least it was crowded.
Prices were a bit high, picked up a few cleaning items, found only one Sharps and it was front stuffer, not that I really expected to find any.
Saw only 2 Paras, one guy had a new Expert for $500, but other than that, not a whole lot of interest, and I didn't need another 45. Did I mention it was crowded?
Giant porn film stops traffic in Moscow city center
Friday, January 15, 2010
Communists Want James Cameron Arrested for Plundering Soviet Legacy
Russians says it theirs
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The specially trained officers from the Australian Federal Police, NSW Police and Victoria Police along with the royal bodyguards will form a visible inner ring around the Prince. These officers will be armed with Glock pistols and lighter weapons such as Tasers.
Special operations police, armed with sub-machine guns and shotguns, drawn from NSW and Victoria will form another outer layer of protection for the young royal.
The Prince's security will be far more low-key than the operation planned to protect US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose visit to Canberra and Melbourne was cancelled due to the Haiti earthquake
Although Citizens of both the UK, and Australia are banned from weapons & Self Defense
A gun collector who introduced several weapons into sexual play with two other men contended the weapons were intended to fulfill a sexual fantasy. Instead, a lethal combination of drugs, extreme sex and Russian roulette put him on trial
A record setting 12 billion rounds of ammunition have been bought by Americans in the last 12 month
"And you know, Kristi, something happened a long time ago in Haiti, and people might not want to talk about it. They were under the heel of the French, you know, Napoleon the Third and whatever, and they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said, 'We will serve you if you'll get us free from the French.' True story. And so the devil said, 'O.K., it's a deal.' "
But the deal was suppose to expire in 1991
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I'll disagree with Ralph on this, I personally believe competition is a great way to hone your skills, and to take what you have learned in training to practice.
There are very very few ranges that will allow drawing from a holster, shooting on move etc. Plus competitive shooting instills a certain amount of stress, which is something you will have in the real world. Even quality training does not fully prepare you for the real world. Even force on force type classes do not prepare you for the real thing, after all everyone goes home after the class, in a real fight there is no "Lets try that over again". Also as Brigid wrote the other day if we do not work on those skills we will not retain them. If you take a class, then do not follow up with practicing the new skills they will soon fade in a short period. But if you attend a club match once a month you can hone and refine the skill, over time your heart does not beat as hard, your breath does not come in panting gasps. You calm down, and when you do you shoot better.
All Training is unrealistic, it teaches the mechanical skills, the hows and whys, etc, but it does not involve the distortions of combat. Does it have a purpose? Of course it does, it gives you the basic skills and knowledge to prevail.
All competition is unrealistic, I mean are you really going to take on 35-40 targets by yourself? But allows you to practice the skills & knowledge you got in training to a simulated environment. I played the game for several years, and may again. I was not a big winner, as I always attempted to do it the way I would in real life, while everyone else "played the game", but I nearly always came in around the top five in a match.
The only thing that prepares you for combat is combat where every decision you make could be life or death,where even making the right ones is no guarantee you'll survive. Combat is a place none of ever want to be in.
Massad Ayoob, has written of a number of shootings where competitive shooters prevailed
Training will give you the knowledge,skills and attitude. Competition will allow you to hone the knowledge and skills you learned in training, and you just have to have the attitude that it is what it is.
For a few we have access to a range that allows us to do whatever we want, I have my own. Hell if I want to stand on my head and draw from the holster I can. But for the large majority that's not an option, where the local gun club that does IPSC or IDPA is.
Training and competition complement each other
The Federal Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit recently accepted the Second Amendment as valid grounds for reversing a conviction under the infamous Lautenberg Amendment, barring possession of firearms from anyone ever convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.
Not quite, but a start
New Bank Fees Will Raise Tens of Billions for Feds
We do, as the banks will pass the cost along to us
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
"Our controlled experiments basically dispelled the myth that armor made out of cloth must have been inferior to other available types. Indeed, the laminated layers function like an ancient version of modern Kevlar armor, using the flexibility of the fabric to disperse the force of the incoming arrow," Aldrete said.
Silk can also be used: From Black Widows to Bulletproof Vests
Monday, January 11, 2010
A new concept of revolver, with outstanding features, The barrel aligns with the bottom chamber, this is said to reduce both recoil and muzzle flip. 357 Mag. Rhino is designed for professionals and connoisseurs. First deliveries are planned by end 2009.
Recent update from DGP
Of course after my recent purchase of a Chiappa 1911 22, I wouldn't be real interested
Firearmblog covered it earlier
"There is this standard where the Democrats feel that they can say these things and they can apologize when it comes from the mouths of their own," Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele, who is black, said Sunday. "But if it comes from anyone else, it's racism."
Guess it's which side your on.
Although I 'm not doing a lot of traveling, there is always a 72 hour pack in the trunk. (water, food bars, space blankets, extra ammo etc). Ya just never know. You can die along some snow packed interstate, as easy as you can die in the wilderness.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I can't recall ever reading a post by a Gun Blogger threatening anyone, with violence, but boy, you do run across a number of anti's running their mouths, and this guy is even offering to come to our homes and punch us out, because that's the way he rolls.
One of the more interesting aspects of those who do legally carry a firearm, is they tend to be non confrontational, whereas the the Anti's are very confrontational, whereas they shouldn't be carrying guns. As they would likely use their guns to settle the most common of differences. I would suspect that the studies that indicate liberalism is a sign of mental illness, may well be true
Guess he didn't like my comment on his blog, Now he has deleted the entire post, guess he is not man enough to stand by what he said, all hot air and nothing else.
More than 100 people have been injured since December 2008 in similar attacks in which bottles of acid were dropped from buildings in a pedestrian zone
Is there like a "Right to Own" acid? It is amazing the ways people find to hurt others.
Saturday, January 09, 2010
America's reactive security strategy does a better job of covering political posterior than actually preventing new types of attacks.
Florida Boy, 12, Allegedly Robs Convenience Store
Two Teenage Girls Sought in Cincinnati Bank Robbery
Virginia Man Allegedly Assaults Fiance, Sister With Sword
Medical Contributor Attacked by Murder Suspect
'He's Trying to Kill Me' Text
Double homicide suspects arrested
Child Calls 911 to Report Fatal Shootings
Minneapolis records fifth homicide of the new year
injuries prompt attempted-homicide charges
Friday, January 08, 2010
I've had a few students, that had old felonies haunting them, & all were able to get them expunged. They had that "one" run in with the law, but turned around and had productive lives. Really most everyone did something when they were younger that could have got them in a whole lot of trouble if they had gotten caught.
Counterterror watchdog Michael Leiter wasn't AWOL. He got the okay from his White House bosses to take a six-day ski vacation right after the Christmas Day bomber nearly blew up an airliner.
Well the Prez did cut his short by one day............................
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"French Newspaper Announces Plans to Invade Venezuela"
My first thought the French perfer to envade, but the newspaper business being what it is perhaps they wanted a captive audience.
Thursday, January 07, 2010
I've never been a fan, as they seem a bit harder to conceal, and you have to reach across the body to draw, and in close quarters, an attacker could pin your arm against your body. But with the onslaught of winter weather, I can see getting to my hip holster buried under heavy clothing could be a problem.
Guess I'll have to see what is out there in a vertical shoulder system, I use to have a front break (I think Bauer Brothers) for a Security Six, that was pretty fast, I'm not up to speed on what is currently out there.
Uncle blogged about the Uzi TacPen, which seems to still be limited to dealers, and features a "DNA Catcher", but pretty much anything you can stab with will get you a DNA sample.
I had seen SureFire's line, but it seems to be a growing market, some are being sold under the Schrade, and Smith & Wesson names, Benchmade makes them, Timberline, Cold Steel and I'm sure others.
Put the word "Tactical" on about anything you can sell it, you can do the same thing with a Parker, or even a Bic pen
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
But he grew old -This knight so bold -And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell, as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.
And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow -'Shadow,' said he,
'Where can it be -This land of Eldorado?'
'Over the Mountains Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,'The shade replied, -'If you seek for Eldorado!'
Edgar Allan Poe 1849.