Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CCW Indentifiers

Uncle has a post

I like these better myself, as one aspect they are marketed to police, so they are aware of the product

But in ether event you will only be buying a couple of seconds, put that smoke wagon away

Cops and Guns

Irresponsibility. Unaccountability. Indifference. Negligence.

Chicks & Guns

73% increase

Then you should support lawful CCW

"Right now in Wisconsin we've got the worst of all worlds. We've got open carry. And I've seen people literally mugged for their guns. And we have a misdemeanor offense for being caught with a concealed weapon illegally. That's just dumb. Right now our bad guys are carrying guns with impunity. Until they are as afraid of getting locked up as they are of running into someone with a gun we're going to keep losing young men to the streets," said Flynn.

Stonger Background Checks

Would not have stopped the Arizona shooting

He is just now in the process of be legally deemed crazy

So who will get thrown under the bus?

Mexican attorney general says "full force of law" to be used in ATF gunwalking scandal investigation

Likely the agents that blew the whistle?

100 years

Still going strong

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Perfect Day

The Perfect Day and Our Terrorist Opponents Possible Plans for Future Attacks

By: Dave Grossman, Lt. Col. USA (ret.)(03/25/2011)

I have been told (by those conducting interviews with captured enemy combatants) that when we ask them “What is coming next?” they sometimes refer to the “Perfect Day.” You cannot understand what they are talking about if you do not understand the historical reference.

The Sepoy Mutiny in India, in 1857, is an example of a Perfect Day. This was a spontaneous uprising by Muslims (and Hindus), with everyone giving the British their “best shot.” Nannies killed the kids, cooks poisoned the food, and shop owners murdered the British ladies as they came into the shop. And soldiers (sometimes complete units) killed their British officers and then used their weapons to attack the British.

The current politically correct term for the Sepoy Mutiny is “The First Indian Re- bellion.” (You can look it up on Wikipedia, where the event has been completely PC filtered and revised.)

The First Indian Rebellion is, to them, George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and the Alamo all rolled into one. And 99% of Westerners have never heard about it.

In their dreams and fond imaginations, this is what will happen across all of the “Crusader nations” who are in Afghanistan. Pick a day, and everyone gives it their best shot. If just one in 1,000 of the Islamic people in our nations answer the call to Jihad, it will still be thousands of attackers ... Some will opt for a “John Muhammad/Malvo,” whacking people from the trunks of cars, others for a Virginia Tech lone gun- man in the school. Others will attack school buses, nannies will kill the kids, clerks will kill customers, cooks (in the elementary school?) will poison the Kool-aid, etc., etc.

The enemy thinks big, and we—with wishful thinking compounded by ignorance of their history—keep thinking small. The goal of this Perfect Day, in addition to terror, is to make us imprison (intern) our Islamic populations (as we did to the Japanese in WWII), thus making this a “war against Islam” instead of the current war against ter- rorist groups and Islamist fundamentalists.

The idea of the Perfect Day goes way back in their culture. Look at the Book of Esther in the Bible. It takes place in Iran (ancient Persia), where the Jews are in captivity. Haman gets permission to kill all the Jews on a certain day. The whole book is about how they turned that around and killed all of Haman’s people on that day.

This is the terrorists’ dream. Our goal is to prevent it through careful study and understanding of their history and culture, assimilation (the French are an excellent example of what not to do in this area), and—most importantly—deterrence and de- tection, which is what I teach in my classes.

The enemy can be deterred! They fear one thing: They fear failure! They are not afraid to die; some of them want to die. But they desperately do not want to die for nothing! And our goal is to win a battle in the minds of millions of potential terrorists in our nation, who are asking the key questions: Can I succeed? Can I get a body count?

The key question we should ask is, Why don’t they do this to Israel? The answer is

that the terrorists would love to! But Israel is an armed society. The terrorist is largely deterred from this action by Israel’s level of preparation. Until we reach the level of armed citizenry represented by Israel (and the sooner the better!) we are very vulner- able to this kind of attack.

In particular, we can see that states like Illinois and Wisconsin (the only two states with absolutely no concealed carry for anyone, anyhow, ever), or California, Massachusetts, and others (with very stringent and limited concealed-carry laws) are the most likely targets for this kind of attack.

The time may come when, like Israel, we need armed riders on every school bus and armed guards in every school and every day-care center. And the only way that we can do so is, like Israel, to depend on armed citizens and armed teachers to protect their children.

The millions of Americans who are buying guns are not foolish. I would submit that they are doing the one thing that individual citizens can do, and that is to arm themselves.

This is America. When faced with a threat, we don’t take away rights; we give you more rights! But with rights come responsibilities. We give you the right to purchase and carry weapons, and you have the responsibility to train with these weapons!

So, let me conclude with a series of quotes from national leaders who have been in similar circumstances.

Enforcement Column
“Cogito, ergo armatum sum: I think, therefore I am armed.”

Our Forfathers knew that it is not enough to just have a weapon, it is also vital to be trained in the proper use of that weapon. In 1349, King Edward III of England told the citizens of London that their "skill of shooting" was being neglected, and he proclaimed that "every one of the said city, strong in body, at leisure times on holidays, use in their recreation bow and arrows, or pellets or bolts, and learn and exercise the art of shooting ... that they do not, after any manner apply themselves to the throwing of ... handball, football, cambuck, or cockfighting, nor suchlike vain plays which have nor profit in them."

In 1457, King James II of Scotland banned the game of golf from the hills on which it was created. He argued that golf was a danger to national security as it distracted his soldiers from practicing their archery.
His grandson, James IV, a keen golfer, lifted the ban in 1502. Eleven years later, in the battle of Flodden against the English, Scotland suffered its worst ever military defeat.
Wall Street Journal, 18 Aug '09

In 1636 a frustrated General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony unanimously passed an ordinance that said:
Whereas many complaints have been made to this Court, of the greatest neglect of all sorts of people of using the lawful and necessary means for their safety, especially in this time of so great danger from Indians, it is therefore ordered that no person shall travel above one mile from his dwelling without arms; upon pain of twelvepence for every default.

Being unarmed was considered negligent! Self protection was not just a personal responsibility, it was a duty to the community! And for over a century after the danger from hostile Indians was eliminated, there was no suggestion that this ordinance be repealed. A century and a half later, those people were the leaders of the armed rebellion that created the United States!

John Farnum

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind.

Games played with the ball and others of that nature are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.

Thomas Jefferson to his nephew Peter Carr,  August 19, 1785
"Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson

Teddy Roosevelt said, while he was President, that: "We should establish shooting galleries in all the large public and military schools, should maintain national target ranges in different parts of the country, and should in every way encourage the formation of [shooting] clubs throughout all parts of the land... It is unfortunately true that the great body of our citizens shoot less and less as time goes on. To meet this [challenge] we should encourage ... practice ... by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving the peace of the world. Fit to hold our own against the strong nations of the earth, our voice for peace will carry to the ends of the earth. Unprepared and therefore unfit, we must sit dumb and helpless to defend ourselves, protect others, or preserve peace. The first step -- ... to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come -- is to teach our men to shoot.”

Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom. The cause of liberty, the cause of American, cannot succeed with any lesser effort--- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 1961

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.), is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, speaker, and one of the world’s most foremost experts in the field of human aggression, the roots of violence, and violent crime. As an Airborne Ranger infantry officer, and a prior-service sergeant and paratrooper, he has over 23 years of experience in leading U.S. soldiers worldwide. Col. Grossman retired from the Army in February 1998 and has since devoted himself to research, speaking, teaching, and writing. He has combined his experiences as a former Army Ranger and former West Point psychology professor and a professor of military science to become the founder of a new field of scientific endeavor, which has been termed “killology.” In this new field, he has made revolutionary new contributions to our un- derstanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current “virus” of violent crimes that is raging around the world, and in the processes used to help victims of violence heal, in times of both peace and war.

Col. Grossman is the author of On Killing, which was nominated for a Pulitzer and is is on the required reading list of the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant. His book, On Combat has also been placed on the U.S. Marine Corps Commandant’s required reading list and is issued in the DEA Academy. Most recently he has co-authored Warrior Mindset, providing sports psych and perfomance psych skills for military, law enforcement and armed citizens.

On the Web, he maintains www. and

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Chicks & Guns

Who's the hottest?

It's got to be Cool

If John Rosenthal is outraged

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Firefly Moment

Or is that a flare gun?

Elizabeth Taylor died

No Causal Sex Zones

No Gun Zones, trigger shootings

So I have to ask

"If someone makes up their mind to come to the campus and shoot people, then obviously there's something wrong with them,” said Aaron Freeman, also on the UT campus. “Trying to shoot them back isn't going to help."

How would a no guns policy have stopped Charles Whitman that day?
Also weren't there a number of armed citizens that kept him pinned down, and unable to shoot more innocent people? Those that shot at him that day in 66 severely limited his options
The large majority of active shooters are stopped by a bullet, ether their own, or by someone else's.
Didn't an armed citizen go with law enforcement to the roof top to stop the sniper?
Shooting them or trying to shoot them gives them something else to worry about other than a high score.

"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property... Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them."  Thomas Paine 1775

You can be like sheep in a pen and slaughtered, or you can be a sheepdog and fight back

Sucker Punch star

“Shooting the big guns is the most exhilarating feeling I’ve ever had in my entire life. I mean as soon as I go through a round of the 50 cal. my heart basically stops beating and I just get the biggest rush, it’s incredible,” gushed Vanessa about having the opportunity to work with such huge firearms

Kiss Me

Or Else!

Ga. Officer Gunned Down,

Another Injured

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

About that CCW student

That was killed, an Instructor has made a video

Not sure I would teach that method to anyone, and if I did it would be one on one.
If the Instructor had everyone on the line doing this, I wouldn't want to be standing to the right.

A Good Air Rifle

Would be a good solution to that problem

I've only had one in 7 years

A lady that could not "rack" a semi auto

But she perferred it to a revolver, and she could close the slide on a loaded magazine. I told her have her husband load it, and shoot until its empty, and then reload, she was tickled.

A new shooter

told one of my students that her 5 inch 1911 was to much gun for her and she should get something smaller

By new his first gun, he bought this week was a Ruger LCP, and has never fired a gun, but now that he has one he is a self proclaimed expert


Although it could have been a whole lot worse

Make sure you load the proper cartridge

Training to win a gunfight

Versus the other
I’ve talked with officers who work for agencies that only train and qualify with their handguns once a year — they are only required to fire 15 rounds total for the year and the individual officer has to supply the training ammo out of their own pocket.

Friday, March 11, 2011

They will use anything

to get what they want

A Nation of Pansies

Even poor Barky was a Target

Well there was a day when you could make a choice ether wimp out and hide or fight back, now we want to pass laws that will control bullying.

I was like 7 got home from school crying that I wanted my older brother to beat a guy up that was mean to me, he told me I had to stand up for myself, so the next day when I got off the bus, I had a split lip, and a black eye, but you know what happened? The guy never bothered me again.

Most bullies are bullies because they are afraid, and when you stand up to them, and let them know you are not afraid they back down.

I truly think letting kids settle things themselves, behind the school would make for better adults. There are times fighting is needed to settle a problem.

It may be old fashioned, but it has worked for a very long time.

You could tell the teacher, or your parents, you could run, but it was truly  fulfilling watching their eyes bulge out, when you punched them in the throat.

"John Bernard Books: I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."

To Much for a CCW Class

Drawing weak handed is not for a beginner class

In my classes I do have them shoot one handed both right and left, but from the Ready, not from the holster.
This is not something to teach in a entry level class, they would have enough going on just learning to draw properly, ya can't learn it all in one day with a limited amount of rangetime.

H/T to Say Uncle

Could A legal technicality

Stall Illinois CCW?

Or do they have the votes?

Sabre Defence Sold

$4.95 Million to Manroy USA

Manroy makes Machinegun Mounts

Township to upgrade Range

Good to see they are improving the range instead of trying to shut it down

Gun Owners gather in Springfield

Approx. 8000 gun owners marched on Illinois State Capital

This is another battle between the north and the south

ATF Resents Competition

Raids Columbus New Mexico

It really appears the Government Loophole is a lot bigger than any so called Gunshow Loophole.

The office said investigators didn't knowingly allow weapons to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.

Deflection of "Gunwalker"??


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Talk in Ohio of reducing

Police re-qualifcation to 35 rounds twice a year

70 rounds a year is not "Highly Trained", (It was 60 rounds twice a year, that's not highly trained ether) I average at least 200 rounds a week

With all those Great gun laws in Europe

8-dead 19 wounded

Maybe gun laws won't stop crazy people

H/T to Turk

Good Advice

Don't carry a firearm unless you've had training

Remember most CCW classes just give you enough to get your license and should not be considered training

Spear Hunting Proposal

In Montana

Likely limited to hunting spears, and may not in include Assault spears

If you are shot in the head

It is a good idea to keep breathing

Cops & Flash Bangs

One injured, One killed

Limon CO

Police officer killed in shooting

officer Jay Sheridan 27

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

This whole idea was about as stupid as it gets

Operation Gunrunner

Unless found at a crime scene, or seized by Mexican authorities, there was no way ATF could track guns into a foreign country where they have no jurisdiction, whoever conceived this idea should be sent to the border at 2 am with a bean bag gun

Old Sparky

On display at Ohio Historical Center

He was lucky

Appears not to much more than a graze



Gee Tom

It would have been cheaper to move and for that much the range could have been bigger

How Guns Work

If someone thinks – and fears – that you have a gun, he becomes wonderfully compliant.

US Marshal

Dies from head wound in St Louis

Marshal John Perry, 48

Monday, March 07, 2011


“The common trait in old warriors is that they continually sharpen themselves by study, by training, by cultivation of spirit: always striving to be better tomorrow than today.

Warriors who do not do this do not live to become old warriors” The Book of Nio

LEGO Guns Actually Shoot

He get tingly shooting rubber bands

His Darwin moment

was his last

He will have trouble

Living that one down

ATF Statement

ATF to Review Firearms Trafficking Strategy

WASHINGTON – The following statement is from Kenneth E. Melson, Acting Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:

“The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) will ask a multi-disciplinary panel of law enforcement professionals who will not comment to Sharyl Attkisson of CBS to review the bureau’s current idiotic firearms trafficking strategies employed by field division managers and special agents, and cover the tracks of those that ordered project Gunwalker.This review will enable ATF to maximize its effectiveness when undertaking, the placement of fireams in criminals hands, complex firearms trafficking investigations and prosecutions. It will support the goals of ATF, to enhance the agencys budget and power to stem the illegal flow of firearms to Mexico and combat firearms trafficking in the United States.”

Funny how they tell us how many

people died in mexico from the drug wars, and we need to stem the sale of guns that are illegally purchased, and illegally smuggled into Mexico

 It seems the entire concern is directed at the sales of guns to save Mexicans

So from 2006 to August of 2010 28,000 Mexicans were killed in the drug wars, in that same period of time nearly 80,000 Americans died from illegal drugs

Save the Children

Writer claims thousands of "Children" die from gun violence each year.

But when you look at the CDC numbers (2010) children are all the way up to 24 years old.

Now excuse me at 18 you are an adult, yes a young adult, but you can vote, join the military, at 21 your are a full fledged adult , and can now drink legally and buy a handgun legally.

12-13 are the prime ages kids start joining gangs which is a bit more than playing cops and robbers on the corner, and while they may still be classified as children, they are nothing more than violent thugs.

Very few of the violent childhood deaths are truly innocent children, and yes even a few are tragic, but more laws will not make them more safe


About the same as MAIG?

Newark police director is named chairman of gun control subcommittee for U.S. lobbying group, kind of like appointing Gadhafi to the Human Rights commision at the UN

After all he should know that all those great gun control laws in NJ, just arm the criminals

Mexican Government

Now questioning the ATF operation

The question begs, If the cartels haven't been brought down by their already illegal actions, how was tracking a few semi auto AK's going to bring them down?

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Friday, March 04, 2011

How bout that nursing home


Impressed he said it without


He Died as

He lived

A bit of NRA history

you may not know

Now that the lights are on

Will ATF get spanked or will it be business as usual

Hillary make want to re-word her statement

With airing of ATF's dirty Laundry

"Our inability to prevent weapons from being illegally smuggled across the border to arm these criminals causes the deaths of police officers, soldiers and civilians."

Since ATF  encourged that at least 3000 guns were smuggled into Mexico

So Much For Peaceful Protest

Opening fire on unarmed women? It's inconceivable."

Winchester 5.56

Recall Alert!

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Whoever Runs the Border Patrol

Should be sent to the border with nothing more than a beanbag gun
I think the policy would change then.

Commissioner Alan Bersin needs to grow a pair, or ask his wife if he can have his back.

Could not happen

After all New York state has a lot of gun control laws

Hunting with Rifles

Safe in New York

The economic impact of hunting and fishing in New York are great. The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that New York’s 1.2 million sportsmen contribute $1.8 billion to New York State’s economy, directly creating 28,000 jobs and putting $1 billion-worth of paychecks in working residents’ pockets.

Flipping Idiots

Ok Patrick, how's this, own a car? We well  have a tax on car owners to pay for the rehabilitation and recovery of those injured by people who drive under the influence or without insurance.

After all easy access to cars causes road rage, and accidents

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Top Brands

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. — Southwick Associates has announced the brands hunters and shooters purchased most frequently in 2010. This list has been compiled from the 41,923 internet-based surveys completed by hunters and target shooters who volunteered to participate last year in and polls.

In 2010, top brands included:

Top rifle brand: Remington (17.5% of all purchases)

Top shotgun brand: Remington & Mossberg (virtual tie with 21.5% of all purchases)

Top muzzleloader brand: Thompson Center (31.9% of all purchases)

Top handgun brand: Sturm Ruger (16.7% of all purchases)

Top scope for firearms: Bushnell (17.1% of all purchases)

Top rifle ammunition brand: Remington (25.3% of all purchases)

Top shotgun ammunition brand: Winchester (31.9% of all purchases)

Top handgun ammunition brand: Winchester (22.0% of all purchases)
Top holster brand: Uncle Mikes (19.0% of all purchases)

Top knife brand: Gerber (15.0% of all purchases)

Making Sarah Cry

Surefire Hi Caps

Although for the price, I'll stick with standard capacity

Gerber has a flashlight

with options

When crazies carry guns

Guy finds out Sheriffs office is different than Safeway

Hey don't let education get in the way of having a gun

2 for one special

I'd say dad was carrying gun with his booger hook in the area of the bang switch, and no one had bothered to tell the child about Eddie Eagle.

Just because you've watched CSI Maimi does not mean you know how to handle a gun. (really if that is where you learned how to handle a gun, you do not know how to handle a gun)

Proper training is really a lot cheaper than bullet holes in your body

This past weekend

Attended the Warrior-Summit in Akron Ohio

They offered 4 courses with 3 instructors.

The Offensive unarmed combat was perhaps the most intense, with jabs, elbows, kicks, and knees, and how to employ them against an attacker, it was not martial arts, it was fairly much straight forward street fighting.
Ian Kinder of Live Safe Academy, started us slow, and picked up the tempo through the 4 and 1/2 hour course, good skills to have, and not at all hard to learn.

The  following course was a learning few methods to defend against gun or knife attack, the defensive skills were a bit harder to learn, more so that they employed complex motor skills, rather than the gross motor skills, of offensive empty hands fighting, but if the attacker has gotten in close, and your choices are limited, going after his weapon, and disabling him might work better than trying to get yours out. I'll have to admit 9 hours of  of physcial training wore me out, but I picked up a few things.

Col Joseph "Little Joe" Ferrera gave an excellent presentation on Combat Stress, and how making decisions before the event can affect the outcome of the event. It is a matter of when not if, and having a plan, and a backup plan to fall back to.

David Arnold, a Cleveland lawyer also had a presentation on the aspects of the law regarding use of force, and concealed carry.

The Warrior-Summit  was  great training for anyone that has a CCW license and carries a gun, I have seen to many that think that the gun is all they need to protect themslves, but that is a false hood. Shooting a piece of paper at 7 yards is not the same a living breathing human agressor in your face.

Paul Carlson & Chris Archer of the Safety Solutions Academy did a great job of putting the event together, and they are planning future events.