Monday, June 16, 2014

Semi-Auto Long guns seized in crime "Negligible", despite U.S. contrary propaganda & Hollywood; handguns predominate

*Say Hello to my totally illegal black market Grenade Launcher/M16 Machine-gun that you can not buy over the counter, but the lying gun confiscators hope you are stupid enough to think anyone in the USA can* 
When it comes to Semi-Auto rifles (One shot per trigger pull, just like old west revolvers), we all know the constant lies the gun confiscation movement serves the gullible. Here is yet again a factual refutation of their propaganda, which of course they will ignore, attack and/or downplay, in their fanatical lust for socialist domination of the USA with, as the individual in the White House desires, British/Australian confiscation(!). Funny how he hates everything British (as his father did) except their draconian anti-gun/gun-owner laws!...(Don't forget that infamous bit of sending back the bust of Winston Churchill that was in the White House to England. He probably did not even know that Winnie was half-American!) -  (S9)
Most of the guns seized from gang members, felons and drug traffickers in eight U.S. cities over a decade were handguns, not the "automatic assault rifles" often depicted in Hollywood crime stories...In the sample of 10,435 weapons seized by police in cities that included Los Angeles and Washington, 77 percent were handguns, and seven out of 10 of those were semi-automatic, according to the Geneva-based research project Small Arms Survey...Less than 12 percent of the confiscated weapons were rifles, and the number of machine guns, submachine guns and machine pistols recovered by police were negligible..."While the public continues to associate drug dealing with fully automatic weapons, this is not what police are seizing from criminals in the U.S. municipalities...Rifle use in the United States contrasted starkly with that in Mexico, where 72 percent of firearms seized from criminals were long guns and 90,000 people have been killed in drug related-killings since 2006...
Full Report can be read at Reuters HERE

Kiwi's to get new rifles to replace Steyr's, other weapons

Kiwi forces are ditching worn out Steyrs for new rifles, and other firearms. Word on the jungle telegraph is that the Snuffies were not all that happy with them to begin with, although they remain superior to the SA-80 Bullpups the Brits have suffered with for years. Someone is going to get a big contract, it will be interesting to see what they eventually choose - (S9)
The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will have a replacement for the Steyr rifle in their sights after 20 years of service. The Government has given approval for the NZDF to look for another weapon, which is expected to be introduced into service by 2016/17. Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Steyr has seen "considerable operational use" and is near the end of its lifespan...
Replacing the Steyr is part of a larger programme of replacing weapons, including new light machine guns, combat guns and designated marksman rifles as well as possibly sniper rifles and grenade launchers. A tender process will be opened to buy an off-the-shelf rifle to replace the Steyr, with up to 8800 rifles and associated accessories...


Chi-Com UN Troops conduct live-fire drill in Africa

Chi-Com "Peacekeepers" bring their big-bore magazine fed blasters with them to Mali. These look suspiciously similar to Barrett .50 BMG rifles and mount huge optics (probably reverse engineered, like the M-4 Carbine knockoffs they quietly manufacture. Sue em' Ronnie!). I assume they intend to take out any vehicle borne hostiles approaching at a distance. If we will will hear of any action they may participate in remains to be seen...(S9)
The Chinese peacekeeping force to Mali conducted a two-day live-ammunition tactical drill for the first time at a Mali government's light-weapon shooting range located in the hinterland of dessert 30 kilometers away from Gao, a city in the northeast of Mali...five types of weapons including infantry combat vehicle-borne antiaircraft machine gun, heavy machine gun and sniper rifle were used, and eight types of ammunitions such as armor piercing bullet, light tracer and normal bullet were shooted...
Full story is HERE

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Ban Semi-Automatic, Automatic firearms: Obama

How much more do you need to "prove" when he blatantly says it?. Ban and confiscate on the Australian model, 2nd Amendment be dammed, the fact that these are rarely used in crime, and the fact that the majority of Americans do NOT want this also be dammed. He lies without remorse, for example, as if there are no background checks to buy firearms, and that he "respects the 2nd Amendment" yet seeks to destroy it. As the Indians (Native Americans) say: "He speaks with forked tongue"...(S9)
“Australia had a mass shooting...similar to Columbine and Newtown, and just said, ‘That’s it, we’re not seeing that again,’ and basically imposed very severe tough gun laws and they haven’t had a mass shooting since,” Obama said, after he was asked for his reaction to recent shooting episodes in California and Oregon. Those laws included the confiscation of nearly all handguns and rifles...Obama did refer to the Second Amendment, but didn’t describe the limits that it imposes on government...
Full article is here:

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

AK47: 45 AK-47 rifles recovered from NPA Communist Guerrillas (Phillipines)

*NPA with Nam era M-16 and Type56 Chi-Com AK folder*
Philippine Forces bravely continue the fight against archaic retro communist insurgents. Even the former Viet-Cong regret what they got after Communists took control, NPA epitomize the concept of "senseless killing"... (S9)
The Armed Forces' Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) has recovered a total of 45 AK-47 rifles from the New People’s Army (NPA) since last year.
Of the rifles, 14 were surrendered by NPA fighters who have availed themselves of the military’s Gun for Peace program, while the rest were recovered in clashes with the insurgents in Cotabato, Bukidnon, and the Caraga and Davao regions.
Earlier, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said over 1,000 AK-47 and M-16 rifles have ended up in the hands of NPA guerrillas in Mindanao...Capt. Alberto Caber, Eastmincom spokesman, said though most of the rifles seized in the Caraga and Davao regions have tampered serial numbers...Meanwhile, elements of the Army’s 30th Infantry Battalion recovered four AK-47 rifles from members of an NPA extortion unit after a 20-minute firefight in Bacuag, Surigao del Norte...
Full report is HERE:

AR-15: AZ Police to get new AR pattern Rifles

Using proceeds from seizures of criminal assets, the San Luis Police Department is buying 30 military-style assault rifles for its officers. The city council recently approved the purchase of the AR-15-style rifles from Tucson-based Sionics Weapons Systems at a cost of $28,181.67.

The acquisition allows each officer in the department to carry the .223-caliber while on patrol or on duty...The acquisition will indirectly benefit the police department's special weapons and tactics team, Figueroa added, since some of the patrol officers serve in a dual role as members of the SWAT team....
Full article is HERE:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Czech CZ 805 BREN assault rifles wanted by Slovak Army

*CZ805 Rifles in action*
The Slovak Ministry of Defence (MoD) has indicated it would like to procure new assault rifles, submachine guns, and semi-automatic pistols from Czech small arms maker Ceska Zbrojovka Uhersky Brod to equip front-line units of the Slovak army...The Slovak MoD is seeking to replace the standard issue 1960s-era vz.58 assault rifle chambered in 7.62x39 mm with the new CZ 805 BREN chambered in 5.56x45 mm, recently adopted by the Army of the Czech Republic (ACR)....Slovakia has also expressed interest in procuring new Skorpion EVO submachine guns and CZ 75 semi-automatic pistols, both of which are chambered in 9x19 mm...
See full report at Jane's

Saturday, June 7, 2014

"The Forgotten Guns of D-Day" (Article)

*German FG-42 in 7.92x57mm*
In honor of this years D-Day ceremonies, ignore the occupant of the White House's dishonest blather and read this great article about real heroes, villain's, and some of the more obscure firearms they used in battle. Then break out the DVD or go to YouTube and watch the film "The Longest Day". Then I will forgive you of your semi-automatic sins..../;-)  (S9)
at first the prisoners were taken to the battleship U.S.S. Texas (BB-35). With prisoners coming aboard, the ship’s Marine Detachment was called on to draw arms and serve as guards. While the Marine NCOs carried M1911A1 pistols, the guards themselves were armed with one of the unlikeliest guns of D-Day: the Model 50 Reising submachine gun made by Harrington & Richardson. It may not be well known, but U.S. Marines participated in the D-Day invasion and many of them did so with their Reisings. ...
Read full article HERE:
The forgotten guns of D-Day
Note: The photo used in the heading of this article is one I have posted to the photo pages of this blog earlier (Don't forget to give it a look). It shows US Black American troops hunting Nazi snipers in France. If you did not know they were Black, you might think it was just an effect of the black and white film used in the photo, so now you know the rest of the story. They used this photo because it shows them with Springfield bolt action rifles (and other weapons). Segregated Black units were issued second line weapons in large numbers, such as the Springfield, over the newer M-1 Garand's, so it is easier to find photos of them with these WW1 era rifles. One can only speculate how many of these troops were killed due to lack of the M-1's legendary firepower. There is an obscure seldom seen photo of General Patton (with his famed Ivory handled Colt Single Action Army revolver on his general officer's belt and buckle) decorating a Black trooper, who is carrying a slung Springfield....(S9)

M-1 Rifle: 41 Workers lose jobs due to Obama executive action on guns

*Paratroopers fire on Nazi SS with their M-1's in WW2*
Century International Arms had a $30 million contract in place to import World War II era M1 Garand Rifles from the South Korean government. The U.S. State Department had given preliminary approval to the deal, and the State, Justice and Defense departments had cleared the transaction.
But an executive action announced last year by President Obama ultimately blocked the plan, according to the gun seller, despite pleas from Sen. Patrick Leahy and Gov. Peter Shumlin, both Democrats...But the deal was nixed, the company said, because “the White House intervened at the last minute and blocked this importation.”
The administration’s rationale was what it called “two common-sense executive actions” announced last year which were designed “to keep the most dangerous firearms out of the wrong hands.”
One of the actions put a ban on private entities re-importing military surplus firearms...They noted that the M1 Garand Rifle is used in the government-chartered Civilian Marksmanship Program. It was also given exemption in California U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 bill...“As a consequence of this denial, there has been a reduction in work and Century has had to make the difficult decision to layoff 41 Vermont employees,” the company wrote.
“I think the Obama administration made a bad bad mistake,” said Leahy... “I’m a gun owner and these are not the things someone is going to use to hold up a bank, or shoot people, they are legitimate collector items.”...
The insane degenerate hatred this administration has against firearms (and their owners), plus the willingness to wield fascistic dictatorial power without caring about the consequences is evident in this discriminatory move against a perfectly legal transaction; not to mention the cruel attacks against factory workers and participants of a government sponsored entity, the Civilian Marksmanship Program. Selfish, arrogant and shameful behavior by the administration is on full display here. Disgusting...(S9)