Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Air Force rolls out new rifle qualification course

Airmen taking the new Air Force Rifle Qualification Course are finding themselves learning more than just basic marksmanship skills.
Changes requiring more intensive weapons training were published in September by the Air Force Security Center and officially took effect Dec. 1.
"Our combatant commanders identified over the last 10 years that we needed to move away from the Cold War-era style of qualification and give our Airmen quality training," said Master Sgt. Scott Brown, the U.S. Air Forces in Europe combat arms program manager at Ramstein Air Base, Germany...

The major changes in the qualification course include more stringent time constraints, required wear of a combat helmet and body armor, movement during fire, and different firing tactics, said Staff Sgt. Marc Rodriguez, a 52nd Security Forces Squadron combat arms instructor at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. Also, there are now three skill assessments, or tables, in which some Airmen will participate.
As a result of the training changes, the number of rounds fired and the additional qualification stages increase the length of classroom training as well as time on the range. Bases that have already used the new curriculum have found the course now takes 10 to 12 hours to complete.
Growing pains are expected with the new course, Duerr said. However, the training is intended to hone Airmen's weapons skills to provide a better equipped and trained warfighter to combatant commanders downrange. The training may be difficult, but it is not impossible.
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Air Police in Vietnam started the trend, using dogs and APC's with heavy machineguns on patrol to protect the flightline (since Charlie Cong was fond of RPG and satchel charge attacks sneaking through the wire).  Today, enlisted airmen are more likely to be involved in infantry style combat than ever before. A good move for the pigeon boys  -  (S9)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sales Of Rifles To Fort Smith Officers Stopped by Feds

Authorities in Fort Smith have stopped the sale to police officers of semi-automatic rifles that were bought with asset forfeiture money...City directors agreed in July to use the funds to buy 115 AR-15 rifles with the city to keep 15 and offer the remaining 100 to officers at a cost of $917.70...federal authorities told them ...that the money can't be used to help officers buy weapons. Assistant U.S. Attorney Debbie Groom said the matter is under review...
Full article at 4029 TV
The Fed's reasoning is that asset forfeiture funds can lead to police corruption. For example, some departments were making questionable stops in order to confiscate automobiles, or suspect drug arrests in order to confiscate cash from pushers. Departments below the Mason-Dixon line have a reputation for things of this nature, warranted or not...(S9)
(From LA on the Laptop)

Honduras: 300 police rifles "disappear" as drug running soars

Brazilian soldier with scoped full sized FAL
Honduran police officials gave contradictory responses on Nov. 1 to a report published the day before about the disappearance of some 300 light automatic rifles (FAL, from the initials in Spanish) and 300,000 5.56-caliber bullets from a police unit. The weapons, which were in the control of the Cobras special operations police group, were taken from a Tegucigalpa warehouse in August or September...National Police spokesperson Silvio Inestroza insisted that this was an old case, referring to the similar disappearance of 186 weapons in 2007, also from a Cobras unit. But Police Internal Affairs director SimeĆ³n Flores said that a new arms theft had been reported two months earlier, and he asked why it hadn't been investigated...
Full story at WW4 Report
Another example smashing the Administration and renegade Democrat lies about US civilian firearms being the main cause of Cartels obtaining guns to arm their murderous thugs. These FN-FAL's are apparently chambered for 5.56mm ammunition (not "bullets"). It is unclear if these are Belgium made or contracted weapons. (S9)
[From LA on the laptop]

Police display Abu Omar network firearms

No.5 SMLE "Jungle Carbine(1956-Malaya)
The National Police displayed on Tuesday evidence confiscated from members of the Abu Omar network, a notorious illegal weapons supplier from the Philippines.  “The suspects are part of the Abu Omar network,” National Police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution said at the National Police headquarters...The evidence, including two M16s, a “Jungle” carbine, one FN, 796 bullets and six magazines, were confiscated during the Detachment 88 raids in Tangerang, East Jakarta and Bekasi ...
Full story at Jakarta Post
Interesting that they described "magazines" with the correct nomenclature (not the usual incorrect "clips"), while describing the ammunition incorrectly as "bullets" rather than "cartridges". Americans often forget how oppressive Police States like Indonesia (the former "Dutch East Indies") are when it comes to firearms. In fact, many Americans lawfully own many more firearms & ammunition than this confiscated amount. The WW2 era "Jungle Carbine" is more of a collectors item, being a modified British SMLE bolt action rifle in the powerful but now obsolete .303 chambering (i.e. ammo is dwindling, although the full sized SMLE is not uncommon in south asia  with police & militia formations) - (S9)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Defence Forces to bring rifles bang up to date

Aussies w/Steyr AUG's (E.Timor')
All members of the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service are trained to use the Defence Forces' basic weapon, the Austrian Steyr AUG 5.56mm assault rifle.
Adopted in 1987, it was then a futuristic weapon with its built-in 1.5-power telescopic sight and superstrong plastic construction.
But wars in Afghanistan and Iraq forced Nato forces to upgrade their rifles by "adding on" a range of more powerful sights, laser pointers, grenade- launchers, night vision devices and even silencers.
The Steyr A1 used by the Defence Forces does not have "Picatinny" rails to mount most of the accessories considered essential in modern warfare.
Now a Defence Forces board has recommended the rifle be upgraded...Both the Americans and the British have adopted the Trijcon ACOG and other 4X (power) sights, which give greater magnification and some nighttime capability...
The Army Ranger Wing uses the Heckler & Koch HK 416, a modern rifle which can easily mount sights and lasers, but only a small stock is held by the Defence Forces.
Full story here
The Steyr, like the British Bullpup, have long had complaints from troops who use them in the field, and it is telling that their SF operators do not use them at all, preferring the HK. How many men have been killed due to unreliable rifles, shades of the early use of M-16's in Viet-Nam, where inferior ammunition caused malfunctions due to using cheap non-spec powder in the name of keeping down costs...Unconscionable...There is no excuse for sending men out with anything less than the best weapons available...(S9)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gun store owners, feds fight in court over new requirement to report sales of multiple rifles

Feds lied & people died, to make an excuse to ban your guns
U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer questioned whether monitoring lawful gun sales is an appropriate way to stop the flow of guns to Mexican gangs. The requirement was imposed amid controversy over ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious which tried to track guns suspected of being bought by straw purchasers back to gun-smuggling ringleaders, who have long eluded law enforcement. But ATF agents lost track of 1,400 of the more than 2,000 guns identified by Fast and Furious as possibly straw purchases...
Stephen Halbrook, an attorney for Arizona-based gun dealers J & G Sales and Foothills Firearms, said previously the stores only had to turn over the data they collect on buyers — including birth dates, addresses, race and gender — in the course of a criminal investigation. He said the new requirement creates a federal database of gun buyers in violation of their privacy.
“We don’t deny the fact there is a serious problem (of guns getting into Mexico) and it needs to be dealt with,” Halbrook said, but he said the problem should be fought using more traditional law enforcement methods instead of “just a fishing expedition” to collect the personal data of buyers without probable cause.
Collyer asked whether ATF would have the authority to require the stores to report when someone buys 30 AK-47 assault rifles, and he said even then the requirement would exceed the agency’s authority from Congress and the Constitution. But he said gun sellers would typically report such a sale as suspicious.
James Vogts, attorney for the National Shooting Sports Foundation that also is suing the ATF, said the requirement applies to 8,500 dealers in the four states who have not been connected to guns recovered in Mexico. “I think the decision was hastily made, perhaps for political reasons,” he said...
Full story @ Washington Post Politics
Follow up from earlier "Outrage" post (and more) on this blog.  The evidence indicates the order originated from the highest levels to lie, cheat, and more to justify another unconstitutional gun ban in the USA, no matter who was hurt or killed in the process, the end justifying the means...(S9)

Should assault rifles be prohibited or banned for civilians?(Canada)

Dan Styles, who served in Afghanistan with the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, spends a lot of his personal time at the shooting range near his home...his personal firearms collection contains modern, sleek, semi-automatic rifles, which he says are light, accurate, durable and pleasing to shoot.
One of his preferred weapons, for instance, is a Chinese-made M14 semi-automatic rifle. For years, the M14 served as the standard-issue battle rifle for American soldiers, and is now used by sharpshooters in Iraq and Afghanistan...Some Canadians are alarmed that registered firearms users such as Mr. Styles have legal access to such weapons, which are considered “civilianized” (SIC) models of modern military-assault rifles. Although these high-powered rifles are seldom used in crimes in Canada, many gun-control advocates want them banned in the name of public safety...“The pervasive rumour that non-restricted firearms will be broadly reclassified is categorically false,” says Julie Carmichael. “There are no plans to alter the process in which firearms are classified.”That hasn’t stopped gun-control advocates demanding just such a reclassification...
Full biased article is from the National Post
I have always had issue with why I should not own a semi-auto version of what I carried when I was an active duty "Snuffy".  When I was a kid, I was on Rifle Team shooting smallbore .22, so I could never see the mindset that as an older and experienced veteran I somehow "suddenly" became untrustworthy to own a simple rifle. That is how you politicize people, gun-grabbers take note. A bit of contradictory information here, still better than the usual fully ignorant comments however (I have a hard time calling an M-14 pattern rifle "ultra-modern", "intimidating", "leading edge" and "light" since the design goes back to the 1940's and that sucker gets a might "heavy" if you have to hump it for any serious distance! *LOL*). This reporter tries to ride the fence as best as possible yet shows a "love/hate" relationship, even when admitting such firearms are rarely used in crime (by "common criminals" at least: kind of difficult to mug someone or rob a bank with a 20 pound 4.5 foot long rifle, Wot?). The usual tactic of claiming "Police" & "Gun Control" advocates as a united front to ban firearms when we all know those "police" advocates are high ranking political police chief types, not the Street Cops, most of who know better. This particular article has merit, however, for the comments posted at the end, most of which are 100% spot on and crush their opponents with intellectual and factual skill. I must admit these Pro-Liberty Canadians remind me of thier California counterparts, who also have to fight with one hand tied behind their backs against the radical Prohibitionists, so don't neglect to check out the affray after reading the full article. Here is one very good one by "Eupraxsopher": Hundreds of millions of people in North America have been using hundreds of millions of rifles safely for three hundred years. The AR-15 was a civilian semi-auto rifle before the US Army saw the design and changed it into full-auto M-16 nearly 50 years ago.
Almost every rifle in the world was a military design at one point.  Semi--auto hunting rifles and shotguns have been lovingly used afield for over 100 years. They shoot the same 50 and 100 year old cartridges. So now they have a pistol grip and a cheap plastic stock. So what?
If people claim that plastic and ergonomics make such a huge difference, then how did that nutter in the UK murder so many people with an Elmer Fudd double barreled shotgun and a .22 rabbit rifle? Obviously, it's about finding and treating mental illness. The mushrooms that commit mass murder grow in the shade but most of them have violent histories and obvious flaws. Cho of Virginia Tech was under court order to get involuntary treatment for his violent mental disorder. It was never served. Want to stop violent people?  Start a violent offender registry of psychopaths and thugs, then track and inspect them at random. Watch the murder rate plummet...
Couldn't have said it better myself...Right on point, Eh?...(S9)

"Homemade Firearms" proliferate (Africa)

In Cameroon, the growing spread of homemade firearms is causing concern amongst the population. Alarmed by the rise of domestic accidents and roadside robberies, the authorities are looking for ways to curb the possession of these illegal and dangerous toys..."The firearm Giulien Tchouangang used is a homemade 5.5mm calibre rifle which was modified into a 12 mm calibre that is used for hunting," says Sergeant Wassaing Albert, who heads the Bangou gendarmerie...Tchawako Jean does not have a licence to carry firearms and says he inherited the gun from his father, as is customary in Cameroon. "Our firearms are handed over from father to son. These weapons are used for hunting and to parade during traditional ceremonies."...homemade weapons are illegal. "First, you need authorisation from the prefecture to purchase a gun, then a licence to carry it," he explains. Since the law on the possession of firearms is very strict, roadside robbers are increasingly using homemade firearms. Attempts to the control the spread of these deadly toys have met with opposition from traditional chiefs, who perceive such measures as an attempt to undermine their power...
Biased "analysis" from AllAfrica
So, this "author", fond of using loaded terms such as "toys" in reference to firearms, claims the laws are "strict", yet seems astonished that people will not be stopped by these laws and will...*gasp*... build "homemade" firearms. This is what results when you keep people ignorant and curious about arms rather than teaching respect for the capabilities of firearms. Again, the technological genie is out of the bottle, never to be returned, despite the pipe dreams and totalitarian efforts of the firearms prohibitionists...(S9)

Firearms advocates dislike registration of long guns, ban on open-carry

California gun advocates are taking aim at a series of new laws that require rifle and shotgun registration while making it illegal to openly carry unloaded handguns in public.
"There will be lawsuits, that's for sure," said Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, a nonprofit gun rights lobby.
Gov. Jerry Brown cleared a multitude of legislation from his desk over the weekend, including five bills impacting gun ownership.
Four of the five bills were authored by Southern California legislators, and the fifth was penned by a San Francisco lawmaker.
"I just don't think it's going to benefit (California gun owners) in any way whatsoever," said Daniel Vaca, an employee at Kittles Outdoor and Sport Co. in Colusa.
Vaca, who has worked at Kittles for five years, said he fears the new laws will severely hamper rifle and shotgun sales throughout the state.
"In all reality, it's just crazy to register long guns," Vaca said. "I think if you have to register your gun in California, then people will just stop buying them here all together."
Many otherwise law-abiding citizens may be tempted to simply purchase their weapons out of state, Vaca speculated...
However, the governor faces heavy criticism and possibly lawsuits over his implementation of the open-carry ban and long-gun registration, which Paredes called "a form of tyranny."
"The signing of (the concealed weapons law) and the veto of AB 427 was like a gentle kiss on our cheek while he was punching us in the stomach with the others," Paredes said. "It is a full assault on the Second Amendment by a governor who used to have a good record on guns, but he destroyed that over the weekend."
Some industry experts noted that while the governor has signed the new laws, the state Attorney general decides exactly how vigorously they will be enforced....
Full article @ Colusa Sun Herald
More tyranny against the already long suffering law-abiding firearms owners of California by two-faced forked-tonged politicians and the meddling, cowardly do-gooding fools that know what's best for you no matter if you like it or not, victim. Tell me what sense it makes to obtain a CCW if you are hiking in the mountains, or why impossible to conceal long rifles must now be treated like concealable handguns?. No, this is merely more of the same draconian infringements that can be gotten away with against the law-abiding because this state has no RKBA in their state constitution. Understand that the anti-self defense gun haters, who futilely seek to reverse firearms technology: a genie impossible to stuff back in the bottle, will never stop until you can own nothing, and they will then even ban rocks and bottles after that...Unless you stand up for your rights beforehand. Whatcha' gonna' do when they come for you?...(S9)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Submachine guns, handguns stolen from LAPD SWAT-training site

A cache of Los Angeles Police Department submachine guns and handguns was stolen last week from a secured building used by the department's SWAT unit, raising fears that the weapons, which police had altered to fire only blanks, could be converted back to lethal use, police officials confirmed.
The weapons, which include 21 MP-5 submachine guns and 12 large caliber handguns, were moved Wednesday night to a multistory building at 14th and San Pedro streets downtown and stored in a locked box on the building's first floor, said LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing.  Members of the SWAT unit, which specializes in hostage rescues and other high-risk situations, were scheduled to train at the facility... Gun experts and online tutorials suggest, however, that the process is relatively simple and requires only a few parts. The company that manufactures the conversion kits used by the LAPD has an instructional video on its website that walks a viewer through the steps of returning an MP-5 to its original form in about five minutes. The parts required to change the MP-5 back to live firing were for sale on a gun supply website. It was unclear, however, what documentation or background checks would be required to purchase them. The idea that nearly three dozen high-powered submachine guns and .45-caliber handguns could make their way onto the black market or be put to use by criminals worried LAPD officials enough that they notified law enforcement agencies in the region...
Full article at LA Times...
LAPD can't catch a break. Trying to crush crime in a town that does not support them, under fire from Cop haters on both sides of the law, this latest gaffe does not help matters, to say the least. The MP-5's are more valuable as collectors items rather than being converted to crime guns (this batch of guns forever tainted by serial numbers, will always be  listed as stolen goods), something the thieves likely do not know...(S9)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cox: Obama and Holder Still Pleading Ignorance on 'Fast and Furious,' But It’s Getting Harder

I would like to believe that President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder – no matter how much they oppose our Second Amendment rights – would never break the law and endanger human lives in their mission to score political points against gun owners.
I’d like to believe operation “Fast and Furious” is just another example of the Obama administration’s gross incompetence, albeit this time with tragic and deadly results. I’d like to believe that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives had nothing but good intentions when it illegally helped transfer thousands of guns to violent drug lords in Mexico.
I’d like to believe this was just a misguided and foolish law enforcement operation gone horribly wrong. However, to believe all of this, I would have to ignore a lot of facts...
I would have to ignore the fact that while Holder’s BATFE was pushing illegal firearms into the hands of known Mexican criminals, President Obama was trying to push his gun control agenda by blaming American gun owners and our Second Amendment rights for Mexican drug crime. In fact, the Obama administration is now requiring gun shops in states that border Mexico to register the firearms sales of any law-abiding American who purchases more than one rifle of certain types....----
Full column by Chris W. Cox at Townhall
Cox tells it like it is here, including the willingness to kill people to push a gun-ban agenda. Search the archives of this blog for articles that document and support these facts. This is part of the mission statement for this blog, so use these resources...(S9)

Semi-Auto ban stands in D.C.- Minority: Ban is unconstitutional

D.C. laws prohibiting assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition-feeding devices do not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday...Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg penned the 45-page decision, stating that the District showed a “substantial relationship between the prohibition of both semi-automatic rifles and magazines holding more than ten rounds and the objectives of protecting police officers and controlling crime.”Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson joined Judge Ginsburg in the majority, while Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh said he was sympathetic to the police department’s goal of reducing crime by restricting access to guns but that the prohibitions were unconstitutional. 
Dick Heller, the plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case, was among a group of D.C. residents who challenged the new regulations, claiming the registration procedures, the ban on most semiautomatic weapons and other limitations violated the intent of the high court’s decision.
A U.S. District judge in March 2010 dismissed the lawsuit, and the plaintiffs appealed.
The National Rifle Association, which backed the lawsuit, said in a statement that it disagreed with the decision and would be reviewing the decision and considering all its options.
“When it comes to self-defense, semi-automatic firearms of all types are an increasingly popular choice for most Americans, and the court itself admitted that semiautomatics are in common use...
Full story at Washington Times
Notice that Washington Times uses the language of the prohibitionists ("Assault weapons" rather than "Semi-Automatic firearm" and "Large capacity" magazines rather than "Normal capacity" magazines. This is not a Police State and just because the Police (chief) wants something, does not mean you  ignore the Constitution just to make him happy. Please note that D.C. is not a state and has no "Keep and bear arms" language in it's founding documents, making such an unconstitutional decision easier to force through. The minority decision is correct. More stupid lawyer tricks to come...(S9)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

St. Petersburg to give police officers loans to purchase semiautomatic rifles

Cops only permitted to buy Colt Brand AR's

"You don't want to be in a situation where someone is shooting at you with a rifle," said Sgt. Tim Brockman, "and you're sitting there with a handgun."
The rifle most commonly used by law enforcement is the AR-15 carbine, a civilian variant of the military's M4 rifle.
But the weapons are so expensive — they cost up to $1,000 each and need to be modified for the individual user — that many departments give them only to special units, like SWAT teams.
That's why Tampa Bay's police agencies have long allowed patrol officers to buy their own.
The problem, according to patrol Sgt. Chris Emmert, was that not every officer could afford the expense of buying and equipping such a weapon. He's spent $2,500 on his own rifle.
"The younger or newer officers on the low end of the pay scale didn't have the financial means," Emmert said, "especially when trying to support their families."...

The ultimate goal, according to Emmert, is to have more firepower than your adversary...
The nation's police agencies learned in 1997 that they can't always wait for SWAT. That's when two heavily armed bank robbers outgunned dozens of Los Angeles officers armed with only revolvers, pistols and shotguns.
In the years since, the rifles have become standard issue. When St. Petersburg finally let street officers use their own rifles in 2004, it was one of the last Tampa Bay agencies to do so.
The move was spurred in part by a 2003 St. Petersburg incident: suspects armed with SKS rifles killed a bystander in a drive-by shooting, then fired at pursuing officers.
More recently, high-powered rifles were blamed for one of the city's worst tragedies. Police said an 8-year-old girl was killed in 2009 when her house was raked by AR-15 rifles.
The St. Petersburg Police Department is poised to undergo even more tactical changes today, proposals that were also spurred by the recent officer casualties..."But I don't think the public is worried about law enforcement officers. I think they're worried about the threats law enforcement seems to be facing."
Full Story is HERE
Like all too many agencies, roadblocks, harassment, excessive training requirements, and fear of public reaction has kept officers from reasonably obtaining patrol rifles. For these Florida Officers, they had to actually lose people by gunfire before they were grudgingly "permitted" to have the option to obtain patrol rifles. Much too high a price just for an equipment upgrade!...(S9)

Russia: Too Many AK Rifles in Stock (Video)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

FBI tracing Panther AR-15 style rifles

The United States (US) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is assisting local authorities in tracing five Panther rifles found at the TTPost headquarters at Piarco on Wednesday.
FBI agents who are based at the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain have teamed up with the local Customs and Excise Division (Preventive Branch) to trace who sent the guns to Trinidad and Tobago (TT) from the US and who is the person in Thailand who was supposed to pick up the packages there...local officers of the Customs and Excise Preventive Branch ex-rayed the packages sent from the US to TTPost in Piarco which were supposed to contain motorcycle parts. Officers found five disassembled Panther rifles among the motorcycle parts and this prompted an investigation... The Panther is one of the most popular types of rifle in use in the United States.
While many shooters think of the rifle as a fighting rifle only, an area in which the design excels, the platform also makes for a superb hunting rifle where you get on target quickly, see the impact of the shot through the scope, and move to another target without removing the cheek from the buttstock.
An accurate rifle, it is very easy to shoot. The design is user-friendly, and the recoil is straight-back for quick and easy target acquisition.
The design lends itself to the kind of hunting where a long range shot might be needed, while being very capable at repeat shots.
DPMS (Defense Procurement Manufacturing Services) Panther Arms, a company based in St Cloud, Minnesota, manufactures a wide range of military and civilian rifles....
Full story at: Trinidad-Tobago Newsday
Where firearms are banned, someone will always find a way to obtain them. You should not have to be branded a criminal for simple possession of firearms, but there are power-hungry evil men who fear armed citizens and sleep comfortable knowing the population are disarmed victims. They care nothing for your safety. They suck...(S9)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cache of German assault rifles found in Libya

HK G36KV Mod w/SpecOps
 large number of German assault rifles were discovered in the Tripoli residence of fugitive Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi when rebels stormed it last week although the German government had given no approval for such weapons to be sold to his regime, media reports said Wednesday.
The rifles were G36s, the standard weapons for German troops, the Stuttgarter Nachrichten newspaper and ARD television network reported. They were G36 KV models, made with a shortened barrel for special forces, the reports said.
The exact number of the weapons found, how, when and from whom they were delivered remained unclear, but the reports said they were produced by Germany's small-arms maker Heckler & Koch GmbH.
'We deny that these weapons were supplied to Libya from Heckler & Koch,' the company told Stuttgarter Nachrichten...
Full report at Europe News HERE
This report merely proves again that despite all the do-gooder or malicious propaganda about banning firearms, that those with the gold will always be able to obtain weapons, in this case, some of the best firearms available. Meanwhile, here in the USA, politicians initiate a web of lies and spin to convince the gullible that surrendering their liberty by banning firearms will make it heaven on earth. I think not...(S9)

AK-47's Issued to Railroad Police (Kanpur)

US Army cop w/captured AK in Vietnam
The cops of Railway Protection Force have been equipped with AK 47 rifles. A dozen rifles have been given to the RPF personnel. The cops equipped with the sophisticated rifles are manning the railway station. RPF inspector BP Singh said 12 armed men are guarding the railway station in shifts. "The station has to be guarded round-the-clock. Therefore, they are deployed in a shift of eight hours. We are making the men ready to meet any eventuality," Singh said...
Full report at Times of India
Although rugged, reliable, and virtually "Soldier-Proof", a Kalashnikov Model 1947 can hardly be described as "sophisticated" in terms of modern firearms technology. At least the RPF Officers will be better able to fend off a Bombay style terrorist attack, that is if the operators have the brains, training, guts and discipline to prevail over such murderous trash...(S9)

ATF Boss Ousted as 'Fast and Furious' Scandal Heats Up

The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is leaving his post after months of controversy over “Operation Fast and Furious’’ gunrunning debacle that put assault rifles in the hands of Mexican drug dealers.  The apparent shake-up has been simmering for months, amid Republican allegations that higher-ups in the Department of Justice should be held accountable for the scandal, in which the weapons ended up at crime scenes, including murders... Under the programs designed to track illegal gun purchases, about 1,400 weapons were sold to straw buyers and funneled to drug cartels. However, ATF lost track of many of the weapons, which have been used in at least 12 crimes in the United States and dozens more in Mexico. Two weapons found in Arizona at the scene of the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry were part of Project Gunrunner. U.S. Immigration officer Jaime Zapata was killed in Mexico with guns bought under the scheme...Republicans in both the House and the Senate have been keen to get to the bottom of Fast and Furious, with Rep. Darrrell Issa of California and Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa leading the investigation. They are probing not only the program but also how informed higher-ups were about it, including Attorney General Eric Holder...
Full report on ATF Boss Ousted as 'Fast and Furious' Scandal Heats Up
I had wondered who would be the first to fall on their sword to protect the higher up's that have been publicly lying about so called "assault" (semi-auto) firearms and the "90% Lie" that has been used to force a renewed and worse gun ban in the USA. This is eyewash to keep the blame, (which has costs lives, lives that mean nothing to the perpetrators of the anti-gun agenda), from falling where it belongs, and that blame literally goes all the way to the top. Anyone with half a brain knows which ruthless politicians seek domination through banning firearms, they make no bones about their fear & hatred of law-abiding gun owners. A cover-up pure and simple, that banks on keeping citizens ignorant and underfoot with such mind-control propaganda. We shall see what the next move will be...(S9)

Monday, July 11, 2011

Outrage: ATF to require semi-auto buyer information on border

The tool of freedom is again demonized
The new policy comes amid criticism of a flawed federal probe aimed at dismantling large-scale arms trafficking networks along the Arizona border with Mexico...Under the new policy, federal firearms licensees in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico must report purchases of two or more of some types of rifles by the same person in a five-day span. The requirement applies to purchases of semi-automatic rifles that have detachable magazines and a caliber of greater than .22...One of the critics of Operation Fast and Furious called the new policy "the height of hypocrisy." The Obama administration is restricting the gun rights of border state citizens, "when the administration knowingly and intentionally allowed guns to be trafficked into Mexico," said House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas. "Limiting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens is not going to solve the problem," Smith said.  Mexico's federal security spokesman... praised Obama's action...
----Full watered-down story at AP/Mail----
Well, as predicted more direct action against law abiding gun owners, harassment of FFL's, and more demonization of semi-auto rifles....All this based on the propaganda operation using the Mexican drug wars as cover. That Mexico's spokesman approves is proof  enough the "policy" stinks of totalitarianism.  Despite the lies and scandal, the administrations anti-gun initiatives are being implemented...Rule by decree, the favorite method of kings & tyrants, seem to be in fashion within the former land of the free...(S9)
(From the laptop in LA)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

CA Tyranny: Long Gun Registration Bill to be Heard this Monday in Sacramento

The state Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to hear Assembly Bill 809, long gun registration, this Monday, July 11. AB 809, introduced for the second consecutive year by F-rated Assemblyman Mike Feuer (D-42), would expand California’s registration scheme to include long guns. 
AB 809 has already passed in the state Assembly by a 47 to 29 vote...This dangerous bill is a direct assault on gun rights because the only real value of registration is to help governments confiscate firearms in the future. On top of the violation of Second Amendment rights, expanding the registry to include rifles and shotguns would be a huge waste of taxpayer money at a time when California is drowning in debt... anti-gun legislators in Sacramento don’t know how to learn from failures elsewhere.. many in Parliament are fighting to repeal the failed long gun registry. The Canadian government discovered by trial and error...gun registration is of no real value to law enforcement; does not cause criminals to register their guns or reduce their access to guns; is next to impossible to implement; and is extremely costly...This bill is simply a means for anti-gun activists to register more of your guns to be in a position to enforce another state gun ban in the future...
---The only media outlet taking the lead on getting this story out nationwide is ILA---
See previous post here on this blog regarding California...Look at the video posted at the sidebar of this blog showing proof that California anti-gun forces have already banned and confiscated "demonized" long guns, and gotten away with it!. Now they are at it again, and I have said it before and will say it again: You out of state people need to take note, because what they get away with here will soon be referenced by your state anti-gun trolls as an excuse to go after your guns, so quit insulting California gun owners, who are not the problem, and focus on the politicians, who ARE the problem!...They are an evil conspiratorial minority, and through dishonest tactics are an active force of tyranny against liberty...Never give up the fight, because when you are slacking, they are winning...(S9)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Report: New anti-gun laws coming soon (Obama)

Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public "in the near future." He didn't offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues like banning assault weapons but could include executive action to strengthen the background check system or other steps..Obama wrote an opinion piece...calling for "sound and effective steps" to keep guns out of the hands of criminals, including strengthening background checks...
----Full anti-gun biased story from unidentified author at USA Today via Drudge Report---- 
**(Note to readers: I'm out of town without the usual resources and also just got my desktop back, repaired and improved after 8 Trojans destroyed system effectiveness. I am on the laptop at the moment)**
Whoever wrote this weasel-worded bit of mind-control at USA Today is obviously in the tank for gun confiscation (the Editor did nothing so we have to assume USA Today is also). I "Newspeak" form, they try and convince the reader that Obama and his minions have done "nothing" on "gun control" when in fact we know the facts are just the opposite, just scroll down the list of topics on this blog for the proof!. ( and the Justice Dept. has no credibility due to the "Gunwalker" scandal).  Even an outright ban would never be enough for these misguided evil Utopian fools, who know full well that gun confiscation will bring down American society and is exactly their desired master plan. Being fools, they don't see that the mass-murder happening below our southern border would advent here should they get their radical way. The virtues of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way" are hated concepts to them, only fit to be destroyed. We must not let it happen here - (S9)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lightweight 7.62mm Machine-Guns for SPECOPS

The U.S. Army has ordered 3,053 of the new, lightweight, M-240L 7.62mm machine-guns, for $9,200 each. This model of the M-240 is 1.7 kg (3.75 pounds) lighter than the previous, M-240B. This was accomplished by using some lighter (titanium) components. Some other new components are also more durable. The reduction in weight makes a big difference for anyone carrying one of these up and down hills in Afghanistan for hours on end.... SOCOM troops need the light weight for commando operations. But that light weight comes at the expense of durability. The lighter components don't last as long...The M-240L is just one of many new, lightweight, items being introduced in Afghanistan. New, and lighter boots, tools and body armor will lighten the infantryman's load by an average 13 pounds (5.9 kg)...
---Full Report  @ Strategy---
Good to see someone in the chain is (finally?) looking out for those small details that make the big difference in combat for our Spec-Snuffies that have to hump the gear...Good news for a change...(S9)

Update: Trophy Firearms for Veterans Protection Act

American veterans who acquired certain types of weapons during combat under rules of military conflict—guns known as “trophy” firearms—are often unable to legally register the weapons, which means those veterans could be charged with illegal possession of firearms. Tester introduced bipartisan legislation earlier this year to open a 90-day period for veterans and their families to register firearms for legal ownership—guns acquired during World War II and the Korean War, when servicemembers were allowed to legally acquire relic firearms.  The bill would apply specifically to machineguns and other automatic firearms, and would not impact more common trophy weapons like bolt-action rifles or semi-automatic pistols, which do not need to be registered...Tester today pushed U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Director Kenneth Melson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, to use their authority to implement a registration period like the one called for by the legislation. “It is critical that we give our veterans another 90-day amnesty period to comply with the law without fear of penalty,”... “If an amnesty is not provided, we will be further convinced that legislation is necessary in order for our veterans to register their lawfully obtained firearms.”...
----See full report HERE----
This would be good news for the Class III aficionados, as well as the Vets who earned their weapons the hard way, in battle against the enemy. It looks like Melson may not be around much longer however...(S9)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

San Francisco Values:1,200 Firearms seized by CA Agents; Ex-S.F. Pols seek Millions in budget funds; Anti-Gun Propaganda/New Law pushed

California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms...Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that more than 34,000 handguns and nearly 1,600 assault weapons are still believed to be held statewide by people who should not have them...12 people were arrested on suspicion of illegally owning assault weapons or grenades during a six-week sweep by the state Department of Justice in April and May...She used a news conference at the California Highway Patrol's Sacramento headquarters to promote SB819, a bill that would expand the use of a $25 registration fee collected by gun dealers to pay for the department's Armed and Prohibited Persons System...The last time California conducted a similar sweep was in 2007...The bill being carried by Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, would let Harris seek to use nearly $1 million from a $5.5 million surplus in the registration fee account to train local police and hire five more state agents to aid the 20 already assigned to the firearms program...
----Full story on this conspiracy is at Inland Valley Daily Bulletin----
There are several layers to this Machiavellian scheme, so don't fall for the hype just yet. Fact: San Francisco is a training ground for California anti-gun politicians. Why does a small city the size of S.F. need so many "supervisors"?. Simple. To provide gun-grabbers with enough political capital to enable them to run for State office, thereby "stacking the deck" against long-suffering law-abiding California gun owners/2A Rights supporters(!). Harris & Leno are both products of that corrupt "socialist network", along with several already befouling the seats of State government in Sacramento.  San Francisco has tried multiple times to ban handguns and Semi-Automatics, and every time has been slammed hard and lost, so who is to say how far back this particular scheme was conceived?. Infiltrating on the State level (not unlike the Catholic Church was infiltrated by a secret gay child molester cult) "San Francisco Values" can now be exerted state-wide, but first, as the masters of propaganda, the Soviets & Nazis knew, suitable villains needed to be created to justify action and support from the gullible dupes  to be manipulated. Tried and true buzzwords to create terror, i.e. the so called mythical "assault weapons" and fear of the "crazies" ("Mental Illness") and the "hot-headed" (Those subject to "restraining orders") combine to make a perfect "unimpeachable" population to be targeted, a technique lifted from the original "Mothers Against Drunk Driving", creating a "who could be against that" mentality, that quickly devolved into the money-making machine we have now, ensuring everyone gets paid (Lawyers, Counties, Courts, the State, etc) except the poor sap who got caught, turned upside down and shaken by the ankles until all their cash falls out, then jailed to boot, all other the color of authority, a scam the Mafia could admire. Before you get self-righteous and fall into their trap, stop and ask yourself these things. Mental: Some people do have depression and psychotic breaks and some people recover from them never to have another episode. Where do you draw the line to decide that the person will lose their rights permanently because of an incident? Seems simple to me, and already in place. If ongoing outpatient supervision needing drugs to control the persons behavior is necessary, it is similar to parole. Rights should be restored once that condition is resolved. The people targeted in this operation are not being held to such a standard, however, therefore it equals bait & switch with perfect propaganda to fool the folks, so don't be a sucker for that one. Restraining orders: A presumption of criminality, the person here is obviously not a felon or they would not have legal guns in possession. Divorces and relationships can be messy, and evil tactics, often encouraged by Shyster lawyers, can be used to take a position of advantage between the feuding parties, particularly when children are at stake, and restraining orders are routinely used as leverage to look good in front of a Judge, often ruining careers when the person may need a firearm in the course of employment, what better way to hammer the opposition than this, an administrative injunction used to overrule an unalienable right?. The fact is, you do not lose those rights, and in a perfect world, at best only temporarily, but this is not a perfect world and such a situation is always in flux until finally adjudicated in court. Again, we have a "straw man" to be beaten up on as a villain to justify taking their firearms under color of authority. Again, there are no limitations here under this scheme addressing this issue,  just grandstanding finger pointing by the politicians to get you worked up over an "obvious bad-person". You don't lose your unalienable rights merely due to having a temporary restraining order taken out on you, it is not a felony. Many have to sue to get their firearms returned to them, proving that even the so-called "professionals" are so propagandized they have to be forced by law to abide by the law!. Don't be a sucker and fall for that one either. So... Here we go again, a carefully orchestrated publicity stunt, with high-profile arrest numbers, leading to the photo-op (of course displaying captured weapons with faceless uniforms & badges standing in the background to create the image that this is "supported by law-enforcement" for "credibility") then the sleight of hand in earnest, the pushing of another "law" that dips into the taxpayers pockets, actually politicians using their office ("Under Color of Authority") to campaign in support of another "law" that if only enacted will "finally solve all our problems", as all the previous hundreds of  do-nothing "laws" were claimed for when they were pushed, forced and/or scammed on the public, with the resultant lukewarm effect on actual violent crime but maximum burden only on the law-abiding gun-owning population of the state. California has always taken the lead in schemes to convert law-abiding gun-owners into criminals with the stroke of an unconstitutional pen, always attempting to market these schemes nationwide (and succeeding in some cases, such as Clinton/Feinstien Axis using the California model for the Federal AWB). The key many do not understand is that they can get away with much more dirt in California simply because the State does not have a specific RKBA clause in it's State constitution, a loophole exploited regularly in California, but runs head first into the 2nd Amendment on the national level.----
Now, my system crashed and I lost all the next few well crafted paragraphs originally done, so I'm tired and frustrated at losing all that work, need sleep, and am gonna' cut it short and just say...Don't fall for the bull, tyranny over liberty is not acceptable...Stand against it (S9)

Friday, June 17, 2011

Notes On the ATF/Mexi-Gun Scandal: (Slight Return)

Those that follow this blog are aware that I have been in the lead on this story from the beginning, posting reports and info that had/has been "buried" by the "lamestream media" for months. Now we see the "90/70% Lie/Gunrunner & Fast and Furious" getting slightly more traction, with Fox News taking the lead mainstream and NRA News doing in depth web/radio coverage, including clips of the Congressional hearings and interviews with the investigators, excellent work, so I suggest you take advantage of it to be ahead of the curve. You can backtrack the archives here and see the progression, politicians foreign & domestic, blaming US gunowners and dealers for the Mexican mayhem. Now we see the tip of the iceberg, a cold-blooded conspiracy theory of Machiavellian proportions(?). The irony of grandstanding malicious gun-hating Fat Cats Feinstien & Chuckie "The Weiner Lover" Schumer) holding a press conference to spew accumulated propaganda lies and slander to promote US gun bans, while on the same day, Congress holds hearings exposing the ATF scandal, proving that the same guns in question were indeed being illegally allowed across the border, with the approval of ATF Management over the protest of field agents, who were told to shut up or be harassed to removal. The contrast is appalling, the vindictiveness of government supervisors, petty tyrants in their own right, retaliating against their employees: predictable. So, the question is, how far up the chain will this go before someone either decides "I'm not going to jail for you" and spills the beans, or how far up will it go before someone takes the rap and "falls on his sword" to protect someone higher up (which the anti-gun media will pounce on to protect their own anti-gun positions). 
What I say is:
You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to connect the dots. Try these on for size. I posted the story about Obama telling mendacious gun-grabber Brady he was "working under the radar" on gun confiscation, then we find out ATF is allowing "evil assault rifles" to cross the border into the hands of scum who anyone with common sense knows will be used, not for sport shooting, but to murder people; and we have the President of Mexico playing to the peanut gallery, blaming the "Gringos" for his incompetence, and like his corrupt ilk in the US, claims a reinstatement of the phony so-called "assault weapons ban" will "miraculously" solve all their problems; while spiked news stories prove the majority of cartel firearms (including grenades and other weapons not legally available "over the counter" in the US) are actually filtering up from Central America. Let us not forget the ATF action to ban tactical shotguns, an ongoing attack; and finally, the story told by Professor John Lott about how he was blatantly snubbed by Obama as "The Gun Guy" when both were in teaching positions back in the day. To paraphrase the late actor Aldo Rey of Oakland California as Sergeant Muldoon: It doesn't take a lead weight to fall on me or a hit from one of these weapons to see what is at stake here...
How high up did the order to initiate an action/propaganda campaign against American gun-owners go, an offensive built on literally thousands of dead bodies to achieve?. Who gave the orders to sidestep the Constitution and take such ruthless measures "under the radar" to put this mad dream of disarmament into reality?...Is this like the fable of the Scorpion and the Frog crossing the river?: It's in his nature, even if they both die?...You decide: paranoid conspiracy theory or dots that connect? (Cue musical theme from "The X-Files" here)...(S9)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Nervous Iraqis buying more assault rifles, pistols

Saadoun al-Sahil already had an AK-47 assault rifle at home but just didn't feel safe. The furniture merchant was worried about violence in Baghdad and the impending U.S. withdrawal of troops. So he bought two pistols and some more ammunition.  Iraqis are facing a changing and uncertain future, and they're dealing with it by arming up. "These weapons are for the protection of myself and my family. I fear that things will get as worse as it was in 2005 and 2006. We cannot predict what will happen tomorrow or after tomorrow," said al-Sahil...Weapons are an everyday part of the Iraqi landscape. Nearly every home has at least one weapon, often an AK-47 assault rifle. At many buildings, residents and bodyguards can be seen checking their pistols with security before they're allowed to go inside. Political figures are protected by bodyguards often carrying a pistol and an assault rifle...
authorities...recently started a campaign to disarm Iraqi cities....But that's not stopping the stockpiling of guns and ammo...The AK-47 assault rifle is ubiquitous in Iraq and much of the world. The weapon was designed in the Soviet Union back in the 40s. But its durability, low cost and relative ease of use mean it has been mass produced and used by armed forces and insurgent groups around the world...he also sells Glock pistols that were distributed by the American military to the Iraqi army and police but later ended up on the black market...even though the weapons trade has gone underground, everyone knows where to make their purchases, al-Sahil said....
----Full report from AP is HERE----
First, I find it interesting that now the government there has decided to initiate "Gun Control" and have to wonder whose influence is behind it. The usual suspects I bet we find out in the future. I have to make my standard disclaimer here and remind readers that the "AK-47's" discussed here are NOT the same as the semi-automatic versions sold in some states in the USA, these are unmodified, selective-fire full automatic capable "machine-guns". Anti-Gun propagandists make a point of confusing the two in the gullible public's mind, don't fall for it. Now, is anyone surprised at these developments in Iraq?. Muslim factionalism & rampant criminality (The "Ali-Baba's") remain, despite all the American & British troops who died fighting (and still are in recent ambushes) to help these people advance. Not to be harsh, but in my very very humble opinion, most of these people are not fit to shine the boots of those dead heroes. Frankly, the only people who didn't see it coming are the unappreciative agenda driven politicians that never have to hump the weapon, the  ruck, and face enemy fire. They disgust me..(S9)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Liars & Dammed Liars: Al Qaeda instructs terrorists to purchase firearms at U.S. gun shows

In a video released [June 3rd] Al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn encourages terrorists to use American gun shows to arm themselves for potential Mumbai-style attacks.  Gadahn's video laid out a new tactic for Al Qaeda to continue their murderous terrorist agenda: "America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms. You can go down to a gun show at the local convention center and come away with a fully automatic assault rifle, without a background check, and most likely without having to show an identification card. So what are you waiting for?"...
---Outrageous anti-gun LIES in this blog entry found here----
It's bad enough that the traitorous cowardly little weasel Adam Gadahn turned coat and runs his mouth as the modern "Lord Haw-Haw" propagandist for Al Queda Terrorist scum, but now we have a coward hiding behind a single name of "Hunter" flappin' his gums about people going to Gun Shows and walking out with fully-automatic machine guns without a background check, plus whining about people on the "Terrorist Watch List" being able to buy firearms. Both of these snotty little purveyors of propaganda are DAMMED LIARS and furthermore KNOW they are liars. Neither cares that they are knowingly perpetrating falsehoods on the US public, because they both are appealing to the most firearms-ignorant section of the population and are banking on these "useful-idiots" to push their mind-control/citizen disarmament/pro-terrorist agendas. They stink. First off, as long as one is following the law, no firearms are "easily obtainable" in the USA. If you choose to break the law to obtain firearms, making you a defacto criminal, then things might be a bit easier, but you won't find those people at gun shows!. The last thing dealers want to do is lose their license!. So, WTF is this phony claim all about?. Next: A so-called "Fully Automatic Assault Rifle" is what, under Federal Law, is known as a "machine-gun". Machine-guns are tightly controlled in the USA, requiring extensive background checks and special permits to obtain. In fact, there can be no "new" legal machine guns manufactured in the USA, a travesty that anti-gun politicians pushed into law, and means that the number of legal machine-guns has long ago been "frozen", what is out there is all there ever will be. Even many Police department cannot obtain machine guns, so what makes these windbag traitors Gadahn & "Hunter" think and claim "anyone" can just twinkle-toe into a gun show, slap down some frogskins, and Fred Astaire on out the door with an armload of AK's & AR machineguns?...It's such an outrageously absurd assertion, much less a blatant stinkin' LIE, it leaves one apoplectic these clowns even claim this as a fact in public!...Finally, regarding the "Terrorist Wqtch List" issue, which is simply a favorite anti-gunners phony argument, another appeal to ignorance. Simply being on a 'watch list' does not mean you have committed any crime, it is merely a tool to stop and interview someone who MAY (or may not) be a person of interest in an investigation. Those in the know have heard how riddled with errors this list is, as is to be expected with any such system. Being on a list does not automatically make you lose your constitutional rights, and I mean ALL of them, not just 2nd Amendment rights. Consider it you were stopped under the watch list and were not the right person, would you not want to be able to get a lawyer to defend you if necessary?. No different that you being banned from firearms for merely being on the list: You don't lose your rights PRIOR to being convicted of a felony crime, and if you are a terrorist on the list and are caught, you will be dealt with (which is why the proposal was voted down!). These anti-gun lying fools want to make you think the list is "infallible", but what they are really after is another way to find a selected population to disarm under the color of authority, just like Blacks were disarmed after the Civil-War under the original bogus "gun-control laws", leaving them as victims and easy meat for any group of scum that wanted to rape the good looking wife of some black couple and found it convenient to get the husband out of the way by claiming he "recklessly eyeballed" a white women, hang him from the nearest tree before invading his home and having a gang-rape against the unarmed and defenseless. Both Terrorist Coward Gadahn, and snarky "Mr. Know it all" & "Jr. Goebbels" "Hunter", are down in that same sewer as such cowardly low trash Klan baby-killers. I've said it before and am saying it again: Anyone who seeks to deprive you of the ability to defend yourself is NOT your friend! . Both these evil clowns not only seek to murder innocent Americans, they revel in the fact and find it amusing to boot. Both seek to use the gullible to further their malicious aims and have demonstrated that they are not above using lies and deception in the process. Both are excerment stains on American society and deserve to be treated as such: wiped clean from American society and flushed down the metaphorical toilet!....(S9)