Monday, January 31, 2011

Another Example: How Guns end up on the Black Market

ATF: 3 Gunmen Steal 32 Firearms From Store

Federal authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information about an armed robbery at a metro Atlanta firearms store...three male gunmen assaulted a female clerk and then smashed glass display cases to steal 32 firearms. The suspects were wearing masks and gloves...
---From WSBTV---
That big rich New York phony grandstanding "Do as I say not as I do" Bloomberg forgot about this option when he paid all that money to set up "Mom & Pop" dealers at out of state gun shows...Wanna' bet these dirtballs couldn't pass a "background check"?. No problem, just do what criminals have done for decades, even before these was such a thing as a "background check" (think Dillinger, Capone's torpedoes, and Clyde Barrow): steal em'!!!...(S9)

Utah House OKs bill creating official state firearm

After a heated debate, the Browning M1911 handgun is one step closer to becoming Utah's official firearm.
The handgun was designed for the military by Ogden native John Moses Browning for World War I and served as the military's standard-issue sidearm into the 1980s.
Rep. Carl Wimmer, R-Herriman, sponsored House Bill 219, which was passed by the House today on a vote of 51-19. It now goes to the Senate for consideration. If passed and signed into law, Utah would be the first state with a designated official firearm..."This is a poor idea for public policy," King said. "Guns by their very nature are polarizing symbols."...
Wimmer said that "there are huge differences between the actions of a madman using a firearm to cause tremendous harm and the actions of Oct. 8, 1919, when seven U.S. soldiers armed with the M1911 took 134 Germans captive."
Rep. Richard Greenwood, R-Roy, said he carried the handgun on his hip for two years while serving in Vietnam...
----Full story at Standard Examiner----
John Moses Browning: Still relevant, Still controversial....(S9)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

The history of the M1911 semi-automatic pistol

James Bond would not have been dreamt of being seen with such an inelegant weapon – but the M1911 semi-automatic pistol is among the most effective killing machines ever made.

Its history dates back to the late nineteenth century, when the United States armed forces began the search for a self-loading pistol.
During the Philippines war of 1899-1902, US soldiers were faced with Moro tribal insurgents (Muslim Terrorists - Ed) whose reputed use of drugs to inhibit pain appeared to make them invulnerable to bullets. Their standard-issue .38 Long Colt revolver just didn't pack enough stopping power or firepower to stop the charging tribesmen, The U.S. Army reverted, for some time, to using the 19th-century M1873 single-action .45 Colt.(The "SSA" Single-Action Army Revolver, aka as the "peacemaker")...
Its heavier bullet proved effective, but the M1873 didn't meet the need for a higher rate of fire.
In 1906, the M1911 began to be tested against pistols made by five other manufacturers. The final test, which was attended by the gun's inventor, Joseph Browning, involved firing 6,000 rounds from a single pistol – and dipping the weapon in water when it grew hot. No problems were reported.
Following its success, the M1911 was formally adopted on March 29, 1911 – thus gaining its designation. It saw service in both the First and Second World War. The M1911 continued to the workhorse of the US armed forces in the Korean and Vietnam War, and is still in service with some units deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan...
----Full Article at Telegraph UK----
J.M.B. remains the one man who has saved more lives of the good guys in battle with his innovative inventions than anyone else. "Moses" indeed, properly named after one who leads the people out of slavery to freedom, It is a crying shame that the clueless do-gooding anti-gun fools of the world only focus on the criminal misuse of his inventions, unable to see the forest for the trees with their narrow minded world view...(S9)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CA Sen. Boxer Seeks New Nationwide Opression of Law-Abiding Gunowners, Criminals to be Ignored...

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, calling her bill the Common-Sense Concealed Firearms Act of 2011...Boxer's legislation would require all states that allow residents to carry concealed weapons to establish permitting processes that would include meaningful consultation with local law enforcement authorities to determine whether the permit applicant is worthy of the public trust and has shown good cause to carry a concealed firearm...Two states do not permit residents to carry concealed firearms; three states, including Arizona, allow residents to carry concealed firearms in public without a permit...
----Full Report at Nevada Union----
Clueless Senator Boxer jumps on the Bandwagon of Blood, aiming to enforce "Kalifornia" style firearms restrictions nationwide, as her Democ-Rat counterparts in New York and other evil anti-gun nut "usual suspects" always do in the wake of a high-profile criminal misuse of firearms, when the window of opportunity is open for deprivation of rights under color of authority. I have preached here and warned that what happens in CA will be coming at you who live out of state, & that simply smugly sitting back hurling insults at the freedom fighters in action "behind enemy lines" in the oppressed states is not the answer, because the forces of evil are reaching out for YOU too...Well, it's in your FACE now, Victim, and cannot be ignored this time, it's well past time for you to rethink your position and support those in this fight, if for no other reason than to preserve your own rights! So, get cracking, Dammit!!!....(S9)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Russia must replace Kalashnikovs with American and French rifles?

Evil Dragunov gets the job done

Russia's Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov has caused quite a controversy...with his remarks about Russian small arms, particularly the legendary Kalashkikovs and the Dragunov SVD sniper rifles. Mr. Serdyukov stated that the Russian small arms had become outdated, and added that Russia could purchase small arms from abroad...What do Russian professions think on the subject? "Foreigners admit that Russian small arms are one of the best in the world. Just show me a foreign rifle which would compete with a Russian one on all specifications, including the integrity level..."The sitting Russian defense minister is not a military man - this is the problem. How can he judge the advantages and disadvantages of this or that type of weapon? The people who do not have an expert opinion in such questions should not make such important decisions, because they may lead to lamentable consequences in the future...What is good about Kalashnikovs? They are simple and easy to use. This is an unrivaled rifle from this point of view. These rifles were designed for mass production, for large classic wars. However, Russia has other, more modern types of small arms, such as Nikonov assault rifle. However, unlike the Kalashnikov, the Nikonov does not have the advantages of the legendary AK-74 - its easy use, for example. Its flaws include insufficient accuracy and a high rate of the consumption of cartridges. Their accuracy range of 400 meters is not enough for present-day warfare...It has one big advantage, though: anyone can shoot from this rifle. If you drop it in the sand or in the dirt - nothing will happen to the rifle..."As for foreign small arms, let's take, for instance, American and Israeli arms. They are high precision weapons, but they are designed for very accurate and responsible soldiers, who do not forget to clean them. I believe that it is unrealistic and unnecessary for Russia to purchase small arms from other countries,"...-----Full Article at English Pravda-----Shades of the anti-gun nuts in the USA, who also are woefully ignorant about firearms but lord it over with the power to ban firearms but are "people who do not have an expert opinion in such questions" that "should not make such important decisions, because they may lead to lamentable consequences"...the Russian Vs. Western firearms controversy will likely never be settled, as both have advantages and disadvantages which seem to cancel each other out in real world life/death situations. The effective operator should choose what works for them and go from there...(S9)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Burmese Karenni firefighters given weapons by Government

Little Guy, Big Gun
Firefighters in Karenni state have been given weapons by a local Burmese army battalion and tasked with keeping security in villages, a relief group has said. The move is aimed at compensating for army troops who have been sent to the frontline, likely further south in Karen state where Burmese troops are fighting a coalition of ethnic armies led by the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA)...Despite having one of Asia’s largest standing armies, the Burmese ‘Tatmadaw’ regularly accused of co-opting civilians into its ranks. In recent weeks numbers of prisoners have been used as porters to carry troop equipment and act as human minesweepers...
---Full story at DVB Website---
The ruthless & murderous Government troops continue to slaughter their way to continued power by any means necessary (as portrayed in the recent "Rambo" film), even co-opting rescue organizations to the darkside by forcing them to carry weapons. However, resistance fighters are forming a new coalition and will continue the fight against the forces of genocidal evil...(S9)

Brit Transport Cops 'To Have Firearms Unit'

Brit Cops love German Guns (9mm HK-MP5 SMG's here) What's up with that?
A formal decision has not yet been made, but an announcement is expected within weeks.
The force's 4,500 police and support staff are responsible for guarding the UK's rail network along with London Underground and other Metro systems. But British Transport Police have to call in specialist armed officers from local forces to respond to terrorist threats and other armed incidents at stations...sources suggest that BTP management have drawn up initial plans for around 100 BTP officers in London to be trained to carry guns...their training may be co-ordinated by the Ministry of Defence police, the force responsible for guarding around 100 MoD buildings and military bases around the UK...
----Full Report at Sky News----
The days of the unarmed Bobby are long gone, and the banning of self-defense firearms to the public, along with the mind-control operation the Govt. turned on it's own people to disarm them, has born bitter fruit, with hundreds of UK citizens murdered and maimed in the name of political correctness by "illegally armed anti-social elements" the ban helped produce. It should be noted that  pre-WW2 Bobbies did carry revolvers but these were concealed and always denied if anyone asked.  It was a fiction, a lie, everyone colluded in to present the Police in UK as "more civilized")...MOD Police training the Transit Police is interesting,in view of 'rules of engagement" have to be different.. Despite the propaganda, UK armed Police are generally inept compared to US Police when it comes to firearms use. No brag, just fact...(S9)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CA Tyranny:Superior Court Strikes Down Ammo Ban Law

Fresno Superior Court ruled today that California's new ammunition regulation law is unconstitutional, and blocked further enforcement. The law, passed last year as AB 962, would have banned mail order ammunition sales and required all purchases of so called “handgun ammunition” to be registered.  In an unwritten ruling from the bench, Judge Jeffrey Hamilton found the law unconstitutionally vague on its face and issued an injunction against its enforcement. For now, at least, mail order ammunition sales to California residents can continue, and ammunition sales need not be registered under the law. The lawsuit—funded by the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle and Pistol (CRPA) Foundation as part of a joint Legal Action Project—was prompted in part by the many objections and questions raised by confused police, ammunition purchasers, and sellers about what ammunition is covered by the new law....The ruling comes just days before the ban on mail order sales of so called “handgun ammunition” was set to take effect.  Many of the nation's largest mail-order and online ammunition retailers had already announced that they would soon end sales to California residents...
---Full Flash Report at ILA----
NRA/CRPA got this one right and it is a huge victory for Kalifornia's harassed gun owners...However, we know the anti-gun nuts will be back, and with even more schemes in store, keeping us tied down in these rearguard battles, when the major fight is getting these unjust gun bans repealed in this State, and it looks like the new Gov will be no help in the fight, bending over and spreading for the gun-hating meddlers befouling the seats of state government...(S9)    

Saturday, January 15, 2011

CA Tyranny: Open Carry Ban Resurfaces Again

A new bill introduced by Altadena's representative in the state assembly would make it illegal for California residents to openly carry an unloaded firearm in public.Current state law bans people from carrying loaded firearms in public...The bill, AB 144, was introduced by Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge...violation of the law would be punishable with misdemeanor charges of up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $1,000..."I think the public realizes that now(sic) gun laws are going to prevent a situation like the Arizona shooting," said Sam Paredes, the chief lobbyist for the Gun Owners for California group...said that nobody has ever linked someone practicing open carry of causing a crime. "It's a symbolic solution to a non-existent problem," Paredes said...
----Full entry @  Altadena Patch----
Like a stinkin' Zombie Vampire, this "California 2nd Amendment Ban" crawls from the crypt CA gun owners buried it with a stake in its heart mere months ago. Symptomatic of the CA totalitarian anti-gun meddling mindset, driven to screw law-abiding gun owners with the malicious glee of a deranged sadistic child dousing cats with lighter fluid and setting them aflame...More proof the ship of state is run by fools in CA...(S9)

AR-15 Lower features ‘You Lie’ congressman’s quote

A guns retailer outside of Colombia, South Carolina has begun selling a lower receiver for the AR-15 semi-automatic...engraved with...Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) who shouted "You lie!" during a speech by President Barack Obama...“Only 999 of these will be produced, get yours before they are gone!” the Palmetto State Armory declared...Palmetto State Armory president Jamie McCallum was the designer of the firearm component...Rep. Wilson shouted "You lie!" during President Obama's state of the union address in 2009, reacting to a pledge that his health reform laws would not extend taxpayer dollars to cover illegal immigrants...Wilson was re-elected in 2010 with 54 percent of the votes in his district....
---Full media biased entry is here--- 
Writer Stephen Webster tries his best to create a mountain out of a molehill here, packing the story with blustering outrage, personal opinion, and irrelevant items. As if!. Media bias at it's most blatant yellow journalism "I'll tell you what to think" best. Palmetto State Armory has just as much 1st Amendment rights as Webster, so where is the problem here?. Webster got all butt-hurt because he doesn't like it and wrote a screed disguised as a "news report".  Well, "La-De-Dah" & BFD, Baby...Bottom line on this deal?: a big yawn surrounded by a "so what"?. (S9)

Mozambican War Rifles Used in Rhino Poaching

Soviet weapons in the Bushwars was no accident...
military officials have revealed that some of the rifles used to poach rhino in the Kruger National Park date back to the Mozambican civil war...a .458 rifle recovered following a shoot-out with a group of suspected rhino poachers in the Kruger at the weekend was used as a defence weapon during the war between Frelimo and Renamo.
"These guns were supposed to have been surrendered to the government after the war ended, but some people decided to keep them. Some former soldiers are believed to be selling the weapons to make a quick buck," said Mathonsi. He said... .303 man-made rifles from Swaziland were also commonly used for rhino poaching in South Africa. "Guns are circulated on a very fast pace as there is huge demand for the weapons," he said...Rangers were also at risk as they were often "greeted with fire power" without being warned...Altogether, five suspected poachers were killed near the Crocodile Bridge and Pretoriuskop...when rangers returned fire in self-defence. Two surviving poachers escaped into Mozambique...
---Full Report at  BuaNews (Tshwane)---
The prevailing attitude with African governments is that the people cannot be trusted with arms not under their control (which should be of no shock since most of these leaders were groomed by cold-war communist ideology and vary only by degree how totalitarian they are, from Mugabe's North Korean style Hitler cult to S.Africa's USSR style soft-tyranny for example). Notice the quote from Captain Mathonsi: "Guns are circulated on a very fast pace as there is huge demand for the weapons". Common sense indicates not all those wanting firearms are criminals, poachers & terrorists...Self-Defense against these elements by ordinary folk is denied legally, therefore the underground economy is the only resort, the governments are De Facto "creating criminals" where there are none, and the meddling stink of U.N. anti-gun policies only add to the problem. Freedom for Africans (of all ethnic variations) still remains elusive...Shades of the anti-gun mindset and policies in the USA, UK, & other former colonials...(S9)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Marine Commandos Select Israeli Rifles For SPECOPS

The Indian Navy’s elite marine commandos armed with Israeli assault rifles that will enhance their operational capability as a force trained for special operations...over 500 TAR-21 Tavor assault rifles and another 30 Galil sniper rifles...delivered to the MARCOS (marine commandos) in December 2010,...the Israeli Military Industries (IMI), the manufacturer of the specialist weapons, will be in India to carry out joint inspection of the consignment’s post-delivery quality to ensure the weapons are in fighting-fit condition....The two weapons are already in use with the Indian Army’s special forces and the Indian Air Force’s Garud special forces units...The Tavor, a 5.56mm calibre weapon of Nato specifications, is a 21st century assault rifle from IMI...The Galil is a 7.62mm sniper weapon...known as Galatz in the Israeli defence forces...
----Full Article at The Peninsulaqatar----
Indian "Leather-necked Squids" will be getting some interesting hardware, but many in the know will mutter this purchase had more to do with politics & under the table $$$ than operational superiority. Meh'...Only time and combat ops will prove the point, but meanwhile it will be the young/old soldiers who will pay the butcher's bill to find out...(S9)

Monday, January 10, 2011

Doped-Up Felons Busted Firing Semi-Autos in Backyard to Impress Crowd

The two were ordered at gunpoint to cease firing and to get on the ground...The crowd became hostile and some people began yelling, reports stated. The firearms were seized...The rifles were a Romanian AK-47 and a Chinese SKS, neither of which was automatic but which are considered assault rifles, deputies said...Serafin Leon Jr...was charged with discharging a firearm in public, possessing firearm ammunition or carrying a concealed weapon by a Florida convicted felon and possessing cocaine. Alicia Leon...faces charges of discharging a firearm in public, possessing firearm ammunition or carrying a concealed weapon by a Florida convicted felon and using a firearm under the influence of alcohol...
----Full story @ Naples News----
The "reporter", or the Deputies, can't seem to figure out the difference between machine guns and semi-autos. Dumbasses they may be but no match for convicted felons (who therefore illegally had the firearms in their possession), drunk and coked-up, drawing attention to themselves misusing said firearms by blasting off rounds in front of a crowd and thinking no one would notice, claim the prize for FL dumb-asses of the month. They can think about it behind bars, with what small amount of brains they have capable of thought. Do I have to point out these are not responsible law-abiding gun owners?. John Wayne was right, life is hard, but even harder when you are stupid...(S9)

Indian Army looks for multi caliber Infantry Assault Rifles for FINSAS

Indian Army is expecting information on Infantry Assault Rifles from manufacturers. Indian Army is looking for a modern rifle for its F-INSAS programme. For the Integrated Sighting System, it is looking at the options of luminous tipped Flip-up iron sights, Holographic Sight / Reflex Sight, Visible Laser Target Pointer / Laser Illuminator and Telescopic Sight. The rifle is expected to be required with Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL)...calibers it is looking at is (aa) 5.56 X 45mm, (ab) 7.62 X 39mm, (ac) 7.62 X 51mm, (ad) 6.8 X 43mm and (ae) 6.5 Grendel....
----Full article at Frontier India----
Their present rifle looks like a combination of a Galil/R4, FAL & AK., at least they are open minded and forward looking regarding a new rifle. The problem for the India is not firearms, but more and better firearms in the right hands, as the Bombay/Mumbai massacre proved: British influenced Anti-gun India remains a soft-target for terrorist scum (however a budding gun-rights movement is growing there)...(S9)

Semi-Auto Ban Would Not Have Prevented Tucson Shooting

Common Police Pistol
As usual, the ghouls at the Brady Center follow hot on the trail of a murder; in this case they are arguing that, had the federal assault-weapons ban not been allowed to expire, the Tucson shooter would have had a hard time buying the magazine he used in the gun with which he shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. It is certainly not true that, as Salon put it, “Weapon in rampage was banned under Clinton-era law.” The weapon in question, a 9mm Glock 19 pistol, was not banned; neither were the 31-round magazines the shooter used. What was banned was the manufacture or importation of new magazines with a capacity of more than ten rounds....Nor is it true that, as the Brady Center claims, “Glock pistols are particularly easy to fire, letting off rounds as quickly as the operator can pull the trigger.” All semiautomatic weapons let off rounds as quickly as the operator can pull the trigger; that is the definition of a semiautomatic weapon. The Glock 19 does not have a particularly light trigger pull — its standard trigger-pull weight is 5.5 pounds...The shooter had one gun with a 31-round magazine. He might as easily have had three guns with ten-round magazines. Or a pipe bomb, or a truck full of fertilizer. The focus on the gun, as usual, distracts us from the question of the killer...
----Full article @ NRO----
Kevin D. Williamson takes head on the lying anti-gun nuts, (again dancing in the blood of the dead to advance their agenda) with indisputable facts and grinds them into the dust! Don't miss this article, which makes the point that "what is called for is not stricter gun control, but stricter felon control"...(S9)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

CA Tyranny Expose':New Gov Fan of Semi-Auto Ban Restrictions

The opinion, prepared for Brown by Deputy Attorney General Diane E. Eisenberg, is No. 09-901...The opinion was issued by then-Attorney General Jerry Brown...on his last business day in office before taking the oath as governor...cited Silveira v. Lockyer (2003) 312. F.3d, which held that a provision—subsequently repealed—of the original Assault Weapons Control Act permitting retired officers to possess weapons acquired from their agencies at the time of retirement violated the Equal Protection Clause, but that a provision allowing active officers to possess department-owned weapons while off-duty was valid under the rational-basis test.
Under Silveira and the ensuing legislation, Brown said, an officer who retires would no longer fall within an exception, so an officer who is permitted to possess a weapon off-duty must return the weapon to his agency upon retirement. Allowing an officer who has retired to possess a personally acquired weapon would be inconsistent with Silveira’s reasoning and the act’s intent to stop “the proliferation and use of assault weapons.”
Nor, he said, has Silveira been abrogated by the Supreme Court ruling that there is an individual right to possess firearms under the Second Amendment... 
----Overlooked Full story exposed at Metropolitan News Company----
There you have it, Friends: "stop “the proliferation and use of" semi-autos that have had no statistical significance in actual crime, but "look scary", i.e. mythical media created so-called 'assault weapons.”...He (Brown) waited until after he was elected to reveal he is no supporter of the 2nd Amendment, much less can he be expected to repeal any of the draconian arbitrary and unjust gun laws, including the hated semi-auto ban statutes, oppressing the God-forsaken people of Kalifornia. It appears he will be worse than Arnold, now it has been established he rejects the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court on the 2nd Amendment being applicable to Kalifornia citizens. (Notice he let his Deputy AG Eisenberg speak for him here, offering deniability if he catches heat on the subject). He appealed & used CA LEO's to help him get elected, now the stilletto in the back. If he will happily screw the Cops on semi-autos, regular citizens don't have a snowball's chance in hell!....CA Gunowners get anal-raped again, without even a courtesy reach-around or Vaseline..."Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss", and maybe even worse.....(S9)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Fascist Spain I.M. Clampdown on Firearms despite 'harshest' gun laws in Europe

Franco-fans no faves of freedom
Semi-automatic weapons which hold three or more bullets are to be banned, that is about 70% of the rifles and shotguns on the market. It means that thousands of weapons will now be useless and will have to be thrown away or subjected to expensive repair....22 calibre weapons are to be prohibited...
Silencers are to be banned. A new limit of eight is to be set for collectors of rifles. Firearms can no longer be auctions, and used weapons will now be destroyed...The Ministry for the Interior want to see an end to removable cartridges as seen in most rifles...Hunters, shooters and arms dealers have described the ideas as ‘the last straw’. They claim that the legislation in Spain is already the harshest in Europe...
---Full Report at typically spanish news ----
I'm assuming the translation ("removable cartridges") means they want to ban 'detachable magazines', the favorite target of US & International gun prohibitionist forces of evil (Think Soros). Espana has never strayed far from it's Falangist roots since Franco collaborated with Hitler's Nazis to win the civil war, and in typical heavyhanded style, the "Ministry of the Interior" seeks to slam through everything at once, mindlessly striking out with no regard for their law-abiding citizens, who already have the M.I.'s  jackbooted heels on their necks as it is. All this while at a weak war against Muslim & ETA terrorists who actually are a menace to society, killing Spanish citizens (priorities)?. Their oppressive Police State tradition continues...(S9)

Montana Senators Fight Rogue BATFE Rifle Reporting Requirement

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has proposed that it be given emergency authority for six months, beginning January 5, to require about 8,500 firearms dealers along the border with Mexico “to alert authorities when they sell within five consecutive business days two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22 caliber with detachable magazines.”...Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester sent a letter to Acting Director Ken Melson opposing the requirement....
 --- Complete information here ----
Good to see at least 2 Senators with the stones to speak out and take action without hesitation...(S9)