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)

Monday, June 6, 2011

June 6th: Remember the Heroes of "D-Day" 1944

Thousands of heroes sacrificed all during the D-Day landings (many carrying semi-automatic M-1 Garands, M-1 Carbines, and 1911A1 .45 Pistols I might add) to open the drive on "Fortress Europe" for the final defeat of the genocidal, evil mad dreams of the Nazi Empire. I have seen some of the graveyards in Europe where these soldiers are buried, and the scale, the sheer number of men is mind-boggling. But for them, you might not be alive to be the slackers you are today, you lazy bastards, so give em' their props, try to get some idea of the sheer hell they went through and remember, the new Nazi Empire is building again today, they just call it the "Caliphate" and our troops are yet again fighting against it, however we have no Eisenhower's & Churchill's in the lead today (and Damn sure no Patton's), just soft-boy leftist anti-gun anti-military faux-intellectuals in charge who are doing a replay of Nam' and not letting our current heroes win the fight and come home...So don't get fooled again...Go drink some beers and watch the movie "The Longest Day", everything shown in that film actually happened..."Death To Tyrants & Terrorists"!! - (S9) 

Pakistan allows journalists to carry firearms for self-defense

Pakistani journalists have been allowed by the Interior Ministry to carry firearms for self-defense following the killing of a reporter, Syed Saleem Shahzad...Pakistan's main spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI), may have been implicated in Shahzad's death...Shahzad had reported on al Qaeda and various other Islamist militant networks operating in Pakistan and is said to have warned human rights activists before he vanished that he had been threatened by the ISI....
----Full story at  RIA Novosti---
This story has been spiked in the USA (I know you haven't heard about it unless you are a diehard news junkie, you probably haven't heard about the French hostage Al Qaeda just murdered either)and the reasons are obvious considering the US anti-gun media establishment cannot handle the concept of armed reporters, because they live the utopian lie that they are a) Unbiased, and b) Guns are always bad except when guns can get them fame and/or ratings. With very rare exception, most are left-leaning cowards and blowhards. It's ironic that a country with little concept of US style-freedom, like Paki-land', shows more common sense than where bearing arms is a constitutional right!(See previous story for example)...Let's face it, a reporter has nothing to lose and a lot to save (their life!) by being armed over there, because where life is cheap, death is plentiful....(S9)

"Assault Weapons Ban" & Bloomberg Propaganda Rejected By City Council

"I would have preferred that he would have been there," said Nurse, who had asked the council to urge Foster to sign onto the Mayors Against Illegal Guns initiative, founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  After a spirited debate, the council ultimately rejected Nurse's request, along with another gun-related proposal from Steve Kornell, who wanted the council to advocate state and federal governments to renew the ban on assault weapons...Police Chief Chuck Harmon...
added that he supports a ban on assault weapons, and also that he met with representatives from Bloomberg's group when they visited in April. Council member Bill Dudley — who along with Herb Polson, Jeff Danner and Leslie Curran voted against both measures — said it's not the council's job to tell the mayor what to do. Foster, for his part, said in an interview Wednesday night that he's "all for legal possession of guns under the Second Amendment" — he owns several himself...As far as a ban on assault weapons, Foster said people should have a right to own them....
---Full & biased story, as you can see from the clips above, at St Petersburg Times---
Remember: the mythical so-called "assault weapon" is the gun-banners "N-Word" describing common firearms that are semi-automatics, with the intent to fool an ignorant public into thinking they are "machine guns", Foster, it's not a matter of "should", we "do" have the right to own semi-automatics. That quote was pure misdirection by the newsroon. "PoliceChief" Harmon is a disgrace to his badge and should turn it in for supporting such unconstitutional measures!. The poisonous influence of Fat-Cat "I know what's best for you little people" Bloomberg and his mind-control minions, have lost the national debate and seek to institute gun bans on the local level, including in Gun-friendly Florida. Yankees messin' in the southern states again, but Bloomberg knows there are plenty of anti-gun ex-New Yorkers in FL and seeks to take advantage, causing enough chaos to maybe get some form of gun ban through. Fortunately, they did not prevail here with more "under the radar", since this is not a national story, anti-gun measures...Down with Bloomberg, Soros, and all the other rich Fat-Cats that seek to ban firearms, food products, etc "for our own good"....(S9)