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calendar   Sunday - July 06, 2014

NOT A VERY BRAVE NEW WORLD

Some Brits not well pleased as s*** hits the fan in some emails and outspoken officers.

Don’t think you’ll see things like this in USA papers.  (?)
Or maybe you already have.
Whatever .... seems a hell of a way to wage a war but then, I’m no strategist.

I’ve posted this under Guns and Gun Control, cos that sadly seems to be the way this modern war is being fought, what with good Brit troops being subject to stupid politically correct, feel nice about ourselves rules of engagement dictated by bleeding hearts far from the dirt and the sand and the blood.

Edited version of article from Daily Mail

The bloody betrayal: Intelligence emails reveal Taliban have taken back Afghan strongholds that 150 of our boys died for

For many years military experts have warned of a nightmare scenario of the Taliban returning to prominence in Helmand and across the whole of the country.
Now it appears that these fears are being realised.

But while almost all the 4,500 British troops still in Afghanistan are either confined to base or training Afghan troops, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) is continuing to take the fight to the Taliban, with the Marines suffering eight fatalities and more wounded in a series of clashes with the enemy in Helmand Province.

In his emails sent last week the British officer was disgusted by the different approaches of the UK and the US to the return of the Taliban.

‘The USMC is getting stuck in

while we [the British] are packing up and marking Armed Forces Day at Bastion with a (VIP) ministerial visit and a rugby team,’ he wrote, referring to members of Premiership team Saracens being flown in to boost the morale of troops.

He added: ‘The Ministry of Defence keeps ramming home the message that the mission has been a great success, that the enemy is completely on the back foot and that Helmand is in a much better state than when we arrived in 2006.

‘But I don’t think we can consider what we’ve done as anything other than failure, and we’ll be judged accordingly. This is not something to be proud about.
‘It is Ramadan now so everyone [the Afghans] is hungry and p***** off. Afterwards the smart money is on the Afghan soldiers going AWOL and returning to the north of the country where most of them are from, especially if they are not paid. Because they are not from Helmand the locals see them as foreigners, just as they do us.’

The Taliban also achieved a morale-boosting feat when their gunmen attacked an SAS helicopter carrying UK Special Forces troops near Lashkar Gah.
This incident took place four months ago but has not been reported until now. It is referred to in the officer’s emails.
No SAS soldiers are believed to have been wounded, but the £40 million Chinook helicopter was badly damaged.
The officer wrote: ‘The SAS helicopter was brought down three miles from Lashkar Gah by heavy small-arms fire. The recovery operation was a complete cock-up. The RAF did not have a helicopter powerful enough to lift the wreckage
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so the Americans were called in. They used a Sea Stallion helicopter to recover the Chinook.


In May 2006, hundreds of Col Tootal’s Paras, assisted by Gurkhas and soldiers from the Royal Irish Regiment, took on the Taliban in these isolated but strategically significant districts.

For several bloody months the besieged and outnumbered troops fought rearguard actions and the Paras’ stubborn defence of their ‘platoon houses’ entered British military folklore.

These districts were defended with equal courage by other British regiments and Royal Marines but by the time the last soldier marched out of Sangin, around 100 UK personnel had lost their lives there, many of them shot by snipers or blown up by deadly improvised explosive devices.

From 2010, British troops continued fighting but focused more of their resources on training the Afghans to take the lead against the Taliban.

A Ministry of Defence spokesman said last night: ‘Afghan security forces have been responsible for security across Afghanistan since last summer and have proved themselves capable on many occasions.

‘We are aware of reports of heavy fighting in northern Helmand, but it would be wrong to comment further on a fluid situation.

‘In the same way as our coalition partners, UK personnel continue to conduct force protection missions in support of the ANSF while working towards the end of combat operations later this year.’

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‘I LOST MY SON… BUT FOR WHAT?’ SAYS SOLDIER’S MOTHER
Private James Prosser, 21, from Cwmbran, South Wales, died in an explosion in Musa Qala in September 2009.
His mother Sarah Adams said: ‘It was all for nothing.
‘The Taliban said they would come back and they have done – they were just waiting for us to leave.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 07/06/2014 at 01:40 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - July 03, 2014

10, 20, 30, 40, 50 Or More*

NJ Gov Christie Dumpsters Magazine Cap Bill

[07/02/14] TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a gun control bill that would have reduced the permitted size of ammunition magazines, saying it would do nothing to reduce gun violence.

This is the very embodiment of reform in name only. It simply defies common sense to believe that imposing a new and entirely arbitrary number of bullets that can be lawfully loaded into a firearm will somehow eradicate, or even reduce, future instances of mass violence,” Christie said. “Nor is it sufficient to claim that a ten-round capacity might spare an eleventh victim.”

The move came less than an hour after gun control advocates — including parents of two children killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — dropped off at Christie’s office 55,000 signatures of people from around the country, including 10,000 from New Jersey, urging him to sign the measure.

Christie conditionally vetoed the legislation (A2006), but he did more than propose changes. He completely rewrote it, eliminating the ammunition capacity reduction and suggesting in its place several changes to the state’s mental health system that he first proposed more than a year ago.

“I will not support such a trivial approach to the sanctity of human life, because this is not governing. Governing is confronting problems,” Christie said in his veto message.


Well, how about that? A lick of common sense. Maybe somebody even took him to a gun range and had him do a few magazine swaps himself.


Gun control advocates were not happy.

“The very day that grieving parents of children slain in Sandy Hook Elementary School brought 55,000 petitions asking the governor to do the right thing for public safety, he did exactly the wrong thing,” said Bryan Miller, executive director of Heeding God’s Call, a faith-based group that pushes for more gun control measures. “The governor failed in his opportunity to do something simple, effective and instant for the safety of New Jersey’s homes, schools and communities.”


Hey, you know what? Blow me, that’s what. And as for you sanctimonious shitheels from Newtown? Get a fucking life. Gee, really I am sorry that your child was shot to bloody pulp by a madman. It’s horrible. But that same madman could have killed them all just as dead if he’d had a bag full of derringers. Tiny little pistols with just 2 shots each that have to be manually cocked for each shot. Because he was the only person in the building who was armed. So give reality a sniff, find some closure, and leave the rest of us alone. Taking away my freedoms won’t bring your kid back to life. And that’s the raw truth.



* arcane cultural reference to a far more innocent era, but people didn’t know jack about history then either.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/03/2014 at 04:59 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - June 29, 2014

Dear Governor: Here’s Some Math

Dear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:

Please ignore my name in the online petition to get you to sign the low capacity magazine bill into law by the end of this month (when it ages out of the Senate). My name got on there by accident, because I clicked the “More” button on an old friend’s Facebook account. Hey, I thought it would give me more information, not take my slight interest as a vote of support.

Thank you.

Now get back to work and lower the insane taxes in this state. Far more than half of every tax dollar goes to public education. We’re paying a fortune to educate ingrates and deadbeats (Abbot schools), so A) let’s stop wasting that much money; B) let’s make sure that at least 2/3 of that money gets spent in the classroom, instead of an unlimited pyramid of highly paid and useless scholastic executives; C) let’s put some statewide performance testing in place and fire the teaching staff that can’t get the job done.

And don’t sign that bill. It’s a crock, and one more that real criminals will ignore.

sincerely,
Drew458
Clinton NJ

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PS - That Facebook link starts out begging for your signature because during the 4 to 5 minute shooting spree at Sandy Hook, murderer Adam Lanza managed to fire his weapon 154 times. The implication is that smaller magazines would have taken so much more time to swap in and out, so that many of the people who were killed could have somehow run away.

It’s not as if a bell went off that forced Lanza to put down his gun. And I’m not sure, but I don’t think the police were there confronting him less than 5 minutes from the time he started shooting. “First responders were closing in” but I don’t know if there were actually there and actually confronting him. I could be wrong there, but it doesn’t really matter.

What matters is that his shooting spree lasted at least 4 minutes but no more than 5. So we’re told; so must we believe.

And in that time he fired his gun 154 times, killing 20 little children and 6 adults.

So, 4 minutes to 5 minutes. 240 to 300 seconds. 154 shots. Let’s do the math.

The bushmaster, Sedensky said, was loaded with a 30-round capacity magazine. Fourteen rounds were in the magazine when the weapon was recovered by officers and there was one round still in the chamber.

Sedensky said Lanza took his own life with a single shot from a Glock 10mm handgun and was also in possession of a loaded 9mm Sig Sauer P226 handgun. Lanza also had more ammunition for the weapons he had on his person as well as three 30-round magazines for the Bushmaster, each of them containing 30 rounds.

In the area of the shootings were six additional 30-round magazines and contained 0, 0, 0, 10, 11 and 13 live rounds, respectively.

In total, 154 spent .223 casings were recovered from the scene, and investigators believe that the shooting only lasted five minutes.

After the mass shooting had ended and officials began to investigate what happened, they searched the vehicle Lanza parked outside of the school and inside they said they found a loaded 12-guage shotgun in the passenger compartment. The weapon was then moved to the trunk and locked up by officials for safekeeping.

So Lanza actually went through 7 magazines for his rifle: he came in with one loaded, fired until it was empty or jammed, then dropped it and loaded 6 more in turn. Obviously not all the 30 round magazines were full before being mounted (7 X 30 = 210, but 154 + 14 + 10 + 11 + 13 = 202) and used inside the school. You know, like the 4 shots on his mother. And perhaps these 154 shots aren’t including the ones he needed to shoot the doors open. Whatever. It doesn’t matter.

What matters is 154 shots, the total spree time, the 26 murdered victims, and the 6 magazine changes. And the idea that “banning high capacity magazines” by making magazines of 10 rounds legal and making illegal anything larger, would have saved so many lives at the Newtown School in Sandy Hook. And that’s the rub, because it’s a total load of baloney.

Numbers don’t lie, but Liberals do.

If Adam Lanza had used one giant drum magazine, he never would have had to reload at all. Some kind of massive thing with a couple hundred cartridges in it. Never saw one that big myself, but who knows, they could exist. But he didn’t. He used plain old common, legal, standard, 30 round magazines. And the forensics guys tell us he changed magazines 6 times.

How long does it take to change a magazine on an AR rifle? Not long. Very little time at all if you’re ready for it. Only a couple seconds if you’re half ready for it, and you’ve got another magazine right there in an ammo pouch, or your pocket, or double mounted with one of those Mag-Pull things. And obviously Lanza was at least half ready. And as the media has told us so many times, he had a decent amount of practice learning to shoot and use this very rifle. So let’s pick a short, but not magically short, time for him. Let’s call it 5 seconds, which is a relative eternity when the job can be done in under a second by a trained and ready individual. Like Adam Lanza.

So: 6 swaps X 5 seconds = 30 seconds. Take 30 seconds away from 4 minutes and 5 minutes: 240 - 30 = 210 seconds; 300 - 30 = 270 seconds.

How fast was the guy acquiring new targets, aiming, and shooting? We’ll never know exactly on a per victim basis, but we can figure out an average rate of fire. 210 seconds / 154 rounds = 1.36 seconds per shot. 270 seconds / 154 rounds = 1.75 seconds per shot. Once again, this seems really fast, but try this experiment: set a timer for 10 seconds and get ready to point your finger at objects around the room and say bang, then move on to the next object and say bang and so on. Lanza shot his victims from only a few feet away; precise aiming isn’t necessary: if you point at a wineglass, it doesn’t matter if you’re pointing at the goblet or the stem. Close enough is good enough. Say bang, then move on. The next object you see is your next target; you don’t have to search them out. Target rich environment Ok?

Ok. Ready? Ready to start the timer? Go. Point - BANG! Point - BANG!  Point - BANG! Point - BANG! Point - BANG! Point - BANG! Point - BANG! Point - BANG! Point - BANG! ... Time!  I took my sweet time, and I got off 15 “shots” in 10 seconds, which is 0.67 seconds per shot. Lanza’s slowest average rate was 1.36 seconds, a bit less than half as fast. In other words, he had more than double the amount of time as my casual finger gun exercise here in the living room.

But, holy cow ALREADY, Drew, this is about a bill up for NJ Governor Christie to sign, a magazine capacity law that will keep our school children (and everyone else) so much safer the next time a law-abiding lunatic gets a gun and goes on a rampage.  I know. Be patient. I’m almost there.

Let’s now assume that only 10 round magazines are available, and that they take just as long to swap in and out as the 30 round variety. So, to fire 154 rounds, Lanza would have had to use 16 magazines, which means he would have had to do 15 magazine swaps. 15 swaps X 5 seconds per swap = 75 seconds.

4 minutes less 75 seconds = 240 - 75 = 165; 165 seconds / 154 shots = 1.07 seconds per shot, half again longer per shot than my finger experiment (56 rounds per minute vs my 90).

5 minutes less 75 seconds = 300 - 75 = 225; 225 seconds / 154 shots = 1.46 seconds per shot, less than half the rate as my finger experiment (41 rounds per minute vs my 90). And 1.46 seconds per shot is still a longer time than the otherwise reasonable 1.36 seconds per shot we came up with in the 30 round magazine scenario using a 4 minute shooting window.

Let me state that again: Using 10 round magazines instead of 30 round magazines, Lanza would have had to change magazines more than twice as often, yet his average rate of fire is still within the time bounds (max, min) of the 30 round magazine rate. In other words, he could have got off just as many shots although he would have had to change from a leisurely rate of fire to a merely slow one.

Lets turn it around completely. Assume the slowest time, 1.75 seconds per shot, is the fastest this guy can shoot. So he’ll be shooting less within that 4-5 minute fixed window of time. There you go. That’s the “logic” the left and the hoplophobes are using on this one. Ok, let’s see how much less.

We’ve already determined that the smaller magazines would limit the shooting time to between 165 and 225 seconds. Fine.

225 seconds / 1.75 seconds per shot = 128 shots. Sorry for creating harsh mental imagery, but 128/26 = 4.95; nearly 5 shots per victim. Take 3 more seconds and it is 5 per.

165 seconds / 1.75 seconds per shot = 94 shots. 94/26 = 3.62; more than 3 shots per victim (18 shots for every 5 victims in 31.5 seconds).

Bottom line: even at the slowest rate of fire and the smallest time window to do all the shooting, even with a very generous amount of time to change magazines, if Lanza had only had 10 round magazines available to him he still had plenty of time to shoot everyone 3 or 4 times.

TRUTH: SMALLER MAGAZINES WOULDN’T HAVE MADE ANY DIFFERENCE AT ALL

Don’t sign that bill, Mr. Christie!




( PPS - at 1.75 seconds per shot, Lanza could have done just as much shooting with a bolt action rifle. Even at his “fastest” calculated average speed here, the eye-blink fast reloading of a semi-auto rifle was completely wasted )


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/29/2014 at 01:48 AM   
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calendar   Friday - June 27, 2014

Me Neither

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 06/27/2014 at 04:22 AM   
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calendar   Friday - June 13, 2014

Liberal Math

Question: When Does 74 = 41 ?

Answer: When it’s the number of school shootings since Newtown put forth by Bloomberg’s Everytown For Gun Safety and quoted by HuffPo and by pResident Obama as a lever towards more gun control.

Everytown for Gun safety, an anti-gun group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and prominent gun control advocate Shannon Watts, released new data on Tuesday suggesting that there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings every single week in the U.S. since the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.

The anti-gun organization cites a total of 74 school shootings since Dec. 14, 2012. However, several of the shootings have come under scrutiny as some of them appear to have occurred off-campus and at least one may have been an instance of self-defense.

Journalist Charles C. Johnson dug deeper into Everytown’s data on Tuesday and published his findings on Twitter. He also criticized the fact that the group classified violent disputes and gang-related violence as “school shootings.”

Mr. Johnson found that 33 of these were shootings that occurred on or near a school or school ground, but had nothing to do with the students who attend that school, if they were even there at the time. eg; a gang shooting in the playground at 2am is not really what “school shootings” mean to almost all of us. Playing with numbers, because you think we’re too lazy to look it up: standard libtard ploy.

Oh, a minor correction to Mr. Johnson: the Grambling shooting and arrests did actually occur. It was a tribe of ground apes running a burglary ring out of their dorms. All 9 of them were arrested, charged with burglary, second degree murder, etc. On the on the other hand, that same news article does mention that there was an unrelated shooting on campus that caused a lock-down. The shot person was not seriously injured ... so maybe this was an accidental discharge, maybe this was a failed suicide, maybe it was one person taking a shot at another. Were either even students? We shall never know. So maybe, maybe not for that one.

Ok, that takes the score down from 74 to 41 school shootings in the roughly 18 months since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown CT. And that isn’t 1.37 per week, it’s about 0.52 per week. One every other week. Which is still far too many, but only 37% as often as the scare monger number tossed about.

Since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, there have been an average of 1.37 school shootings for each school week, according to data maintained by Everytown for Gun Safety, a group fighting to end gun violence.

Including Tuesday’s incident at a high school in Troutdale, Oregon, 74 school shootings have taken place in the approximately 18 months since the Dec. 14, 2012, Newtown shooting. The average school year typically lasts about 180 days, which means there have been roughly 270 school days, or 54 weeks, of class since the shooting at Newtown. With 74 total incidents over that period, the nation is averaging well over a shooting per school week.

Oh. Crivens, they’re even fudging the weeks part. What, you clowns never heard of summer school? Or intersession classes? A whole lot of college campuses are up teaching all year long. And on weekends too! And often until 11pm at night!!

But, fine, we’ll play it your way. But use Johnson’s numbers. 41 shootings in 54 school weeks is 0.75 shootings per week, close to half your published statistic. Still too much, but please, knock off the shit. We don’t need lies and exaggeration here. We need better mental health care, and psychological incarcerations.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/13/2014 at 06:04 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - June 12, 2014

Something New Under The Sun

Since Rodger has a picture up today of a lovely vierling, one of those custom made masterpieces from Ferlach, I figured, why not let it be oddball gun day.

So here’s my input, a gun you will never see, and must never ever mention to any mystery writer or crime drama author. If you think journalists have poor firearms knowledge, they come off as experts compared to authors. “pump action machine gun pistols”, “45 Colt Magnums”, “rifle guns”, “automatic revolvers"* and other such horrible excretions are their stock in trade. This one could be one of their “mistakes” brought to life.


The Szecsei Double Bolt Repeater

all it took was a gear, an idea, and 20 years work from master gunsmiths



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Two barrels, one bolt. And a double magazine. Rock solid, tank strong, lightning fast, heavy as lead. Exactly what you want for hunting the largest and most dangerous African game in the deep bush. When the shooting is done at arm’s length, and you have to stop ten tons of pissed off critter who wants to make toe cheese out of your face, you can’t shoot too many massive bullets fast enough.

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The double rifle is a classic for close range safari hunting of the big and nasty. Built like a double barreled shotgun, either in side-by-side or over-under configuration, a double rifle gives you two shots with two triggers and two lock mechanisms. Pull one, pull the next. Boom boom. That’s as fast as it gets for sporting arms. The problem is, what if two shots aren’t enough? These heavy guns all use the shotgun’s break open action design, so to reload them you’ve got to lower the gun, pull the release lever, bend the gun in half at the hinge, pop the spent cases out, pull two new cartridges from you ammo belt, insert them, close the gun, then get back to shooting. Not exactly speedy. Toe cheese time, or being gored and tossed by a mad thing with spikes on.

Bolt action rifles reload quite quickly. Far more quickly than double rifles. They are also known to be exceedingly strong; more than capable to handle the largest and most powerful big game cartridges.  Nor are they limited to low pressure rimmed cartridges the way double guns are. But compared to a double rifle they are still rather slow firing. And when life or death can be measured in milliseconds, they aren’t fast enough for some.

So why not do both? A geared action with two bolts. One lift of the handle unlocks one bolt clockwise, the other bolt counter-clockwise. One cycle of the action loads two fresh rounds. Two rounds of the most powerful modern cartridges you could want. Boom boom. And then two more after that. Six shots in perhaps half a second if you really have to. And if that isn’t enough, you’re probably trampled flat already.

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The double barreled bolt action repeater. Exclusively made by Joseph Szecsei. Cost? Well ... you didn’t really need that new bi-turbo Porsche, did you?



* yeah yeah, I know, the Webley Fosbery. Because sooner or later, someone will try anything. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 06/12/2014 at 01:41 PM   
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calendar   Thursday - May 22, 2014

actress speaks her mind on Hollywood war movies, west shows itself in too much good light

A wee bit of mindless blather from an actress.
Well, you know. Out of the mouths of babes …

Not a whole lot, but her brief statement shows how little she knows and how young she is.

Actress Bernice Bejo (The Artist) is in Cannes and has said as follows.

“War film are too reliant on Westerners.”
She has accused Hollywood war films of “an over reliance on Western heroes always saving the day.” She continues with, “ In films on war, it’s always Westerners who save everybody else. It’s the Westerners who know.”
She doesn’t tell us exactly what the west knows but she must be blind to history since ’45. 

No, she isn’t from the middle east nor is she a muzzie.

I couldn’t help but wonder what sort of war films she wants Hollywood to make. If any.

She most likely supports games where nobody wins so nobody loses.

Bejo, was born in Argentina but now lives in France, said Westerners were invariably portrayed as the all-knowing heroes, parachuting in to save suffering communities.

She has now launched her latest film, The Search, in which she plays an EU representative sent to Chechnya during war.
It drew very bad reviews at Cannes this week and was even booed at its debut.
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In a totally different story.

Germany complains and questions, and a father says the death of his son was due in part to American gun culture.
Sure thing pops.
Oh btw.  Any idea what your offspring was doing in someone’s garage?  Someone he never met and did not know. Home owner exercises gun control as he hits the target.

Apparently there’s some new fad I’ve just been made aware of. “Garage Hopping.”
One piece I read said that the kid (victim was 17) might have been looking for booze.

Here’s the article.  Can’t say I blame the home owner even if he did (as suggested) tempt a burglary by leaving his garage door open.  In my wild and flaming yoot, I passed by more than one open garage door and on occasion a few front doors that looked wide open.  But we were never tempted to peek inside another’s property without being invited.  We weren’t boy scouts by any means. But some things just were of no interest and criminal to boot.  Of course back then, nobody had any “rights” to be bothered about.


Montana man charged with homicide in teen shooting

By Associated Press

A western Montana man has been charged in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy after prosecutors said he set a trap in his garage to catch any would-be burglars because he was frustrated over recent thefts.

Markus Kaarma, 29, of Missoula made an initial appearance in Justice Court on Monday but did not enter a plea to the count of felony deliberate homicide filed in the death of Diren Dede, an exchange student from Hamburg, Germany.

Kaarma’s attorney, Paul Ryan, said his client feels terrible about the death of the young man, but he was also was disappointed that the Missoula County attorney filed the charge.

Court records said Kaarma and his wife, Janelle Pflager, had set up sensors outside the garage, a video monitoring system in the garage and left the garage door open. Pflager said she put personal items that she had cataloged in a purse in the garage “so that they would take it.”
Early Sunday, the sensors went off, and Kaarma and Pflager looked at the video feed and saw that someone was in the garage.

Kaarma went outside with his shotgun. He told investigators he heard a noise that sounded like metal on metal, and he was afraid the intruder would come out and hurt him. He said he did not see anyone in the darkened garage and did not communicate with anyone before sweeping the garage with four shotgun blasts. Dede was struck in the head and arm and died at a Missoula hospital, court records said.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/22/2014 at 05:28 PM   
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calendar   Sunday - May 11, 2014

the best way to practice gun control

Here’s something to scratch our heads over.

BAN Guns!  Awful things are guns.

Now then, coming from a politically correct liberal, anti gun feelings don’t surprise us.  In fact, we would I think be surprised should a lib come out in favor of gun ownership.

‘It has to change,’ she says about the gun ownership laws in America, where there have been 44 school shootings since the 2012 Newtown massacre.

‘Where we are now is not helping – we see an increase of gun-related deaths.

‘If it’s not working, we have to change it. I’m a mum. I’m going to be sending my kid to school and I want to know he is going to be safe.’

Views of this kind don’t make you very popular in America’s conservative heartland.

Sure, I believe most of us find it easy to understand a mother’s fear in the world we live in today.  It must surely be harder to be a parent now than it might have been say 50 yrs ago.  More children are exposed to more and different threats than in past years.

So ok, the lady is anti gun and she even got her boyfriend to give up his gun collection.
Nothing very exciting so far. Right? Well ... here’s where logic and experience jump off a cliff.

The lady who is against firearms ...  had her life and the life of her own mother, saved by a gun.

When she was a young teen, her dad who was one of those ‘mean drunks’, came home loaded with booze and bullets, fired his gun and threatened to kill mom and daughter.  But .....  . 

Mom Was Armed herself and did not blink or hesitate.

Bury one violent drunk, life saved, reload and move on.

Yup.  Charlize Theron is here today and a millionaire too, because mommy had a gun and went bang.

The very best way to solve the problem of a violent drunken husband. Charlize mom exhibited excellent gun control.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 05/11/2014 at 06:53 PM   
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calendar   Friday - May 09, 2014

Personal update

Haven’t been posting much lately. Almost a year ago I bought a SIG-Sauer P-226. 9mm. 15-rnd mag.

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Last month I spent almost $300 on the .22 conversion kit for said pistol. 9mm is just too expensive to go plinking with!

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Comes with one 10-rnd mag. I bought an extra mag also.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 05/09/2014 at 09:59 PM   
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More gun stuff…

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 05/09/2014 at 09:46 PM   
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Smokin’!!!

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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 05/09/2014 at 09:25 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - May 07, 2014

No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back

Not Much 2A Here In Sheeple’s Republik Of New Jersey


1. Looming lowered magazine capacity law moves to final Senate vote

[NRA ILA May 5, 2014] Today, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee passed Senate Bill 993 today on a party line 3 to 2 vote.  As previously reported, S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban certain popular firearms.  Under the guise of public safety, anti-gun politicians continue their efforts to erode the Second Amendment rights of New Jersey residents.  New Jersey is one of only a few states which already has a magazine restriction, and another arbitrary limit will have no impact on crime or criminals.  Instead, this legislation demonstrably favors criminals who prefer to prey on unarmed victims.

Senate Bill 993 now goes to the Senate floor where it will be scheduled for consideration.  It is now more important than ever to contact your state Senator and respectfully, yet insistently, urge him or her to vote AGAINST S.993.  Contact information for state Senators can be found here.

This is so stupid. Yet one more thoughtless, knee jerk, idiotic, worthless bill, that, if it becomes law, will turn thousands of law-abiding citizens into criminals. It won’t do a thing to limit crime since criminals, by definition, don’t obey the law. But all those semi-automatic .22 rifles with decent sized magazines, even those with tubular magazines, will now become illegal. And this bill has NO grandfather clause. IF WHEN it passes the Senate, and IF it is signed by our “centrist” “Republican” Governor Chris Christie, then all those guns become illegal. Right now the bill is written to specifically focus on semi-automatic firearms ... but once passed, how hard would it be to extend the law to include lever action rifles or even bolt action guns?

And naturally cops and retired cops are excluded from the law. Which irks me even more than the lowered capacity movement itself. Not at all sorry, but cops are no different than anyone else. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. And it is beyond disgusting that any law even be contemplated in America which applies to some people and not to others. One law for everyone. That’s what America is all about. Period.

In a partisan vote of 3-2, the New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee today passed S993 out of committee despite impassioned testimony from gun owners and Second Amendment leaders who were in attendance.

The legislation now moves to the full Senate for a vote, which could come as soon as May 12. Despite claims to the contrary, unilateral amendments made to S993 fail to remove the bill’s gun ban, which remains intact.

In addition, to add insult to injury, the Committee stubbornly refused to modify A2777 (transportation of firearms) to make a simple, one word amendment to restore judicial discretion on reasonable deviations in firearms transport, instead making the legislation even law worse with an ill-conceived amendment (made without any input from Second Amendment leaders) that would limit reasonable deviations to 15 minutes in duration and further tie the hands of judges when considering individual cases that arise.

The amendment to A2777 demonstrates an astounding lack of vision and utter indifference to the perils faced by legal gun owners as a result of New Jersey’s tangled web of gun laws. The amendment would make the current law even worse than it already is, and represents a squandered opportunity by lawmakers.

How typical. Months ago the word was out that this was a done deal, that the magazine capacity bill would sail through because the new firearms transportation bill made things easier for hunters and shooters passing through the state. Not that either one did a damn thing really for the people living here in the state. But in a perfect Big Bother manner, dirty dog Democrats wrote the transportation bill to make things even worse. So we get screwed on the one side for the “giveback” of being further screwed on the other. Well thanks ever so much. You fargin bastiges. You ice-a-holes.

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2. SCOTUS chickens out again, refuses to consider ramifications of their own recent firearms judgements. Hey, this can happen in your state too you know.

Supreme Court declines to review New Jersey’s handgun permit law
The Supreme Court Monday decided once again to stay out of the legal battle over whether some states are too restrictive in issuing permits to carry a handgun outside the home. The justices without comment turned down a request to review whether New Jersey’s law requiring “justifiable need” to get a handgun permit infringes on Second Amendment rights.

The court has not accepted a major gun case since its twin decisions that found there is a right to gun ownership in the home and that it applies to both federal and state government attempts at gun control.

All states allow handguns to be carried outside the home, but some are more restrictive than others. Gun-rights supporters said New Jersey’s law, similar to ones in Maryland, New York and elsewhere, make it nearly impossible for anyone who is not a member of law enforcement to get such a permit.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit upheld the law, saying the legislature’s decision was a “presumptively lawful, long-standing regulation and therefore does not burden conduct within the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee.”

Bull. Shite. NJ’s “law” is not at all “presumptively lawful”. It is a farce. In theory New Jersey is one of these nebulous “may issue” states, but in practice it is a “never issue” state, UNLESS you are part of the special, superior class of people. Which includes - once again!! - the police, retired police, leading politicians, and significant Democrat Party contributors. So what we have is one law for them, and another law for us. And that is a blanket violation of the Equal Protection clause in the Constitution. Period. Yes, the law is “long standing”. So what? That does not make it right. That merely shows how corruption and inequality has been rampant in this state since ... well, since Colonial times when you come right down to it.

What a bunch of chickenshit commies sit on that bench.

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UPDATE: Here’s our next pResident, Hitlery Cliton, on the subject. Because we WANT her, “the smartest woman in the world” to run things [further into the ground] after Obozo leaves the Outhouse White House.

I think again we’re way out of balance. We’ve got to rein in what has become almost an article of faith that almost anybody can have a gun anywhere at any time. And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people,” she said.

Got that? The Second Amendment as written. “Shall not be infringed”. Natural law. The essence of free humanity. “Way out of balance”.

Oh yeah. She’s got my vote. For sure. NEVER.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/07/2014 at 11:40 AM   
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calendar   Monday - May 05, 2014

well, shoot

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No, that isn’t part of a camera tripod. This is an Oleg Volk photograph. So you know darned well what that wood and metal thing is. Clicky.

Her friend Morgan looks nice too. A bit less underage, a bit Class III SBR, but who’s counting?


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/05/2014 at 07:46 PM   
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Farewell To Freedom Part 3: Bartering Away Your Freedoms

NJ 10 Round Magazine Law Hits Governor’s Desk

NRA ILA: New Jersey: Senate Committee to Hear Gun and Magazine Ban Legislation on Monday

On Monday, May 5, the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee is scheduled to hear Senate Bill 993.  Sponsored by state Senator Loretta Weinberg (D-37), S.993 seeks to restrict the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 15 to 10 rounds and ban many popular firearms.  Under the guise of public safety, anti-gun politicians continue their efforts to erode the Second Amendment rights of New Jersey residents.  New Jersey is one of only a few states which already has a magazine restriction, and another arbitrary limit will have no impact on crime or criminals.  Instead, this legislation demonstrably favors criminals who prefer to prey on unarmed victims.

Senate Bill 993 is the same piece of legislation as Assembly Bill A2006

[March 24, 2014] A controversial bill to limit magazines to just 10 rounds has passed the New Jersey Assembly and is now close to becoming law.

The bill, after rigorous debate and dramatic testimony from both pro-gunners and pro-gun control supporters, passed the Assembly by a vote of 46-31 last Thursday.

It is expected to make its way through the Democratically-controlled state Senate, where it was previously considered as part of a compromise agreement that would allow gun owners, hunters, and sportsmen to stop on the way to the shooting range or woods for food, emergencies or other “reasonable” stops in exchange for limiting magazines to 10 rounds.

“We have statements, time and time again, from law enforcement officials that have said it is during that time when an individual has had to go to reload that lives have been saved,” said Lou Greenwald (D-Camden), the bill’s sponsor. “And that this legislation, reducing to 10 rounds, is the most significant piece of legislation that will have an impact on peoples’ lives.”

Assembly Bill 2006 would revise the definition of a “large capacity ammunition magazine” to reduce the allowable rounds of ammunition from 15 to 10.

The bill also designates a semi-automatic rifle with a fixed magazine capacity exceeding 10 rounds as a “prohibited assault firearm.” The only exception to this would be for retired police officers, who could still possess the currently legal 15 round magazines.

There is no grandfather clause in either of these bills. If this is signed into law, and you have magazines that are legal today but will be illegal then, then you are a felon. Notice that the bill also outlaws you from owning a police style semi-automatic shotgun, the kind with the long magazine tube. And speaking of semi-automatics with long magazine tubes, countless thousands of old tubular magazine .22 rimfire rifles would suddenly become Assault Weapons.

All of this is being done to save lives, so they say. Because it takes ever so much longer to drop an empty 10 round magazine and pop in a new one TWICE than it does to drop an empty 15 round magazine and pop in a new one ONCE. Seriously. That is what this is about: Add half a second’s down time to a protracted firefight. And create an entirely new class of criminals.

Let’s see ... AR15 ... magazine catch is ... here. Push. Drop. Pop. Click. Ok, reloaded.
Let’s see ... 1911 pistol ... magazine catch is ... here. Push. Drop. Pop. Click. Ok, reloaded.

No, I don’t think it’s going to add even half a second. Maybe a quarter second. Maybe a third of a second, tops.  But wait, those 10 round magazines are smaller! Less bullets! What, you mean they’re smaller ... and thus easier to conceal?



So, we’ve got BS legislation on the one hand, that does NOTHING to prevent crime, and only further ostracizes and penalizes only the law-abiding gun owner ... and we’re taking that as barter for what? Clarification on firearms transport rules? Really? Do they do anything either? Do they address crime?

A2777 was recently touted as part of a deal among democrats to pacify gun owners in light of the impending gun ban / mag ban legislation described above. The legislation was supposed to fix the longstanding problem of what constitutes “reasonable deviations” from the direct transportation of firearms required by New Jersey law. Legal gun owners face prison sentences of up to ten years if they stop while properly transporting unloaded, locked firearms, unless they meet certain technical requirements and the stop is deemed a “reasonable deviation” in transportation.

Unfortunately, A2777 as written does not actually fix the problem, and makes the situation worse than under current law. The “fix” needs to be fixed.

Under current law, judges have discretion to decide on a case-by-case basis whether a particular set of circumstances constitutes a reasonable deviation. While that is a double-edged sword, and current law provides no guidance as to what a reasonable deviation is, at least gun owners caught within New Jersey’s tangled web of hyper-technical regulations have a chance at demonstrating to a judge that their particular transportation deviation was reasonable, and judges have the flexibility to prevent outrageous, absurd prison sentences where someone stops briefly and innocently while in lawful transit with firearms.

While the current proposal does contain a short list of circumstances that would be deemed reasonable, the wording of that proposal would limit reasonable deviations to just the items on that list, and prevent judges from finding that any other circumstance was a reasonable deviation. Judges would lose the discretion that they currently have to determine whether any other deviation is reasonable, and gun owners would still be facing jeopardy of potential 10-year prison sentences for common, innocent stops while en route to the range, because of deep flaws and omissions in the articulated list.

The terms? Those reasonably necessary deviations are defined as, AND LIMITED TO:

For the purposes of this section, “deviations as are reasonably necessary” means collecting and discharging passengers whose transportation is permitted under paragraph (2) of subsection b., subsection e., or paragraph (1) or (3) of subsection f. of this section, purchasing fuel, using a restroom, and contending with an emergency situation.

So you can drive directly to fellow hunter’s and shooter’s homes and pick them up or drop them off and then immediately leave, you can get gas, you can stop to use the bathroom, or you can stop to deal with an emergency. You can’t stop to visit anyone. You can’t stop to eat lunch. You can’t spend the night at a hotel. I’m not sure what happens when you have a connecting flight here in NJ and the connection gets cancelled or you get bumped. I guess it’s like the game Monopoly and you Go Directly To Jail.

The only possible good news here is that A2777 is still in committee. New Jersey Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. The NJ Senate is 40 members: currently 24 D, 16 R.



Wait, wait, wait. So we’re going to get the further magazine limit law because this nonsense In Transit law is so effin’ generous? WTF? Generous??? Like, dude, it totally makes it WORSE than it was before! That’s not a win-win; that’s a lose-lose.

The Nation of Riflemen is watching you Christie. We’re watching that greasy little pen in your fat little hand.


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