Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The former head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection called...for the U.S. to reinstitute the ban on assault weapons and take other measures to rein in the war between Mexico and its drug cartels, saying the violence has the potential to bring down legitimate rule in that country. Former CBP Commissioner Robert C. Bonner also called for the United States to more aggressively investigate U.S. gun sellers...Full story @:http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/nov/17/weapons-ban-urged-to-rein-in-mexican-drug-war/?feat=home_headlines
Is anyone surprised that Bonner is an enemy of American liberty and supports tyranny?-S9
Sunday, November 15, 2009
A binational task force on U.S.-Mexico border issues will call...on the Obama administration and Congress to reinstate an expired ban on assault weapons and for Mexico to overhaul its frontier police and customs agencies to mirror the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...Skeptics say...the southbound flow of weapons into Mexico -- where private gun ownership is illegal -- has been a flashpoint as Mexico's death toll from drug-related violence has topped 15,000. In Mexico City in April, Obama pledged to push the Senate to ratify an inter-American arms-trafficking treaty but backed away from a campaign promise to reinstate a ban on assault weapons that Congress let expire in 2004. Obama said that it would be too difficult politically to enact new gun legislation soon and that enforcing existing measures would have a more immediate effect. Mexican officials want a ban, saying that 90 percent of guns seized in drug crimes in Mexico and submitted for tracing to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives originate in the United States, including most assault rifles...If the United States legalizes most of its illegal immigrants and allows for a flexible flow of legal workers, Mexico should stop illegal immigration from its side of the border, the panel said...//Full story @:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/12/AR2009111211331.html
Every single outright lie and half-truth is contained and pushed by this group and the media-biased manipulators of the Washington Post here, most telling is the long debunked "90%" gun lie and the fact that the panel want's the US to legalize illegal aliens should make it clear just what these mudsuckers are all about!--S9
Monday, November 9, 2009
Increasingly across the country, big-game hunters are heading into the woods carrying AR-style or so-called "black" rifles, ones that look like they came straight off the military's front lines.. manufacturers that once built AR-style rifles solely for use by law enforcement or recreational target shooters, such as DPMS Panther Arms, are now making rifles in big-game calibers such as the .308 specifically for hunters...Even the venerable Remington Arms began building two AR rifles this year, the R-15 and R-25, the former for varmint hunters and the latter for big-game hunters..But the trend nationally is for more and more hunters to be carrying ARs. That's generating a lot of debate, and a lot of sensitivity. In the general public, ARs have often mistakenly been called assault rifles — though AR stands for Armalite, the company that first developed them in the 1950s — and been incorrectly lumped in with the kind of automatic weapons targeted for federal gun bans. The result is that few people have been willing to talk about them...Full Story @: http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/outdoors/s_652019.html?
It should be noted that the original Armalite was chambered in .308 Winchester, a "Big Game" caliber. Now, "automatic weapons", as used here, should more correctly be termed "semi-automatic firearms" to avoid confusion with machine guns, something the anti-gun forces of evil intentionally propagate...(S9)
Sunday, November 8, 2009
In 2008 Afghanistan Firefight, U.S. M4 Rifles Failed
a small but vocal number of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq has complained that the standard-issue M4 rifles need too much maintenance and jam at the worst possible times..Complaints about the weapons the troops carry, especially the M4, aren't new. Army officials say that when properly cleaned and maintained, the M4 is a quality weapon..U.S. special operations forces, with their own acquisition budget and the latitude to buy gear the other military branches can't, already are replacing their M4s with a new rifle...Battlefield surveys show that nearly 90 percent of soldiers are satisfied with their M4s...soldiers said their weapons were meticulously cared for and routinely inspected by commanders. But still the weapons had breakdowns, especially when the rifles were on full automatic...
Paratroopers of the 173rd in Nam' reported instances of M-60 GPMG's literally flying apart during sustained firing. Troops routinely carried parts for 3 M-60's to keep one M-60 operational in the bush to counter this tendency. "Black Horse" Armored Cav gunners reported using motor oil to drench white hot machine-gun barrels during firefights. So don't be too quick to point at the AR/M16 platform as the problem, and note that this would NOT apply to semi-automatic versions, which do not fire at the same high rate (despite the lies and propaganda of the anti-gun forces of evil)...S9
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wheeling Officer's Assault Weapon Stolen and on the Streets, Chief Said
Story by Leigh Ann Towne
This M-16 rifle was stolen on Oct. 21, and an internal investigation is underway.
Wheeling Police Chief Robert Matheny says the SWAT officer had every right to carry his weapon in his own vehicle, but someone broke into it and stole the M-16 from underneath the seat. The chief now is concerned because the weapon is out on the streets and he admits now he's rethinking policies on officers carrying assault weapons....
Full story @:http://www.wtrf.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=69794
Ms. Towne bursts with anti-gun rhetoric, using incorrect and inflammatory terms like "assault weapons" without hesitation, and the so-called "Police Chief" appears to be the usual anti-gun political boot-licker commonly found in these jobs. This is so badly written, we do not know if the firearm is semi-automatic or a machinegun, but it is clear that it does not matter, being a scary evil "assault weapon" is enough to brainwash the gullible public, right? So the Cop had his gun stolen, big deal, $hit happens, won't be the first or last time, but the bigger picture is this: Most criminals get their guns in just this manner, by perpetrating crime! The significance of this is (intentionally?) ignored and avoided here, instead going for the sensationalist "assault weapon" scare tactic dramatics is what the editorial slant deems important, in this textbook example of media bias unleashed.