Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Aporkalypse Now



I don't know about you but I think it should be illegal not to do this.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

MTV Warns America



Ironic that this commercial was made during the Bush Administration, and Obama has only continued the same policies, but worse.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Kudos to Ruger!

http://www.ruger.com/micros/advocacy/takeAction.html

Thank you so much to Ruger for making it so easy for people to contact the President, Vice-President, your Senators, Representative, Governor, Lieutenant Governor, State-Level Elected Officials and State Attorney General about gun rights all with just a few clicks! Take 2 minutes of your time to tell your elected officials how you feel about anti gun legislation!

Thank you Ruger! You have come a long way and I am happy to own and buy your products!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

I need help loading the bullets into the clip

I have this clip and some bullets and I just cannot figure out how you are suppose to load them. Can anyone help?


Confused? Find out what the difference is between a "Clip and a Magazine".

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Why Would a Gunowner Need More than 10 Rounds?



Consider this, the woman shoots the intruder 6 times. He lays down and cries, and then gets up and leaves. What if there were more than 1 attacker? What if there were 3?

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Gun Grabbers Reveal Their Plan

OK, it is fair to say that we knew their plan for a long time, if we were paying attention.

We knew Obama wanted to disarm Americans and create more gun control. I knew many people throughout Obama's first term though, even gun owners, who told me that the NRA was using that sentiment about Obama to create fear, increase membership and contributions, as well as even act as a shill for the GOP.

Hypocrite Dianne Feinstein is famous for saying in a 1995 interview, "If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them... Mr and Mrs America, turn 'em all in, I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't there."

Yes, they want it all, and her new AWB 2.0 once again shows her determination. In the wake of the CT tragedy, there were eight new anti-gun bills proposed in Congress on the first day (Jan 3rd). They are wanting to get what they can right now.

An American citizen, not an American subject

In my personal opinion, they won't get much (outside of an executive order) in this go 'round. I hope I am right, but I am trying to look at this scenario from a logical perspective instead of the emotional one.

The gun grabbers plan has been and always will be, incremental-ism. If new legislation like the one Feinstein is proposing were to pass, there would likely be mass rebellion. Not to say it would be violent, but the civil rights movement showed us that you can rally against and fight against unconstitutional laws in a peaceful way. The amount of force shown by the government to enforce such laws would likely be met with equal force as well.

Liberty is an unending battle we must fight for. When I speak of fighting for our liberty, I mean it from as simple a thing as voicing an opinion, boycotting companies (voting with your money), writing your congressmen, protesting, etc... and all the way up to violence if need be. My hope is that we can fight this fight for as long as possible in a peaceful manner. Ultimately, and unfortunately, it is almost certain to mean that we will need to shed blood at some point.

If you look throughout history, our peaceful and freedom loving country is an anomaly. Governments in the history of mankind have sought to control, enslave, murder, and exploit their own people for the personal gain of the elite few from the beginning. Those same motivations from then, money, greed, power are at work now and influencing the leaders and people in positions of power just as they did then.

Our country's Constitution was inspired by almighty God, crafted by intelligent men who lived under tyranny and shed blood to gain freedom for a period of time. They understood the nature of men and governments. Thomas Jefferson once said, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

Fear the politician that fears your guns. They cannot be trusted.

These evil men have been chipping away at our freedoms for a long time, and they have made progress. We, as a people, need to rally for freedom. If we are not vigilant, we will be defeated.

Always remember this, slaves make slavery possible.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Gun Control Facts

The information of this post is copied from this link at GOA, and contains more information if you click on the link below.

http://gunowners.org/fs0404.htm


1. Highlights

* Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year—or about 6,850 times a day.(1) This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.(2)

* Even anti-gun Clinton researchers concede that guns are used 1.5 million times annually for self-defense. According to the Clinton Justice Department, there are as many as 1.5 million cases of self-defense with a firearm every year. The National Institute of Justice published this figure in 1997 as part of "Guns in America"—a study which was authored by noted anti-gun criminologists Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig.(3)

* Concealed carry laws have reduced murder and crime rates in the states that have enacted them. According to a comprehensive study which reviewed crime statistics in every county in the United States from 1977 to 1992, states which passed concealed carry laws reduced their rate of murder by 8.5%, rape by 5%, aggravated assault by 7% and robbery by 3%.(4)

* Anti-gun journal pronounces the failure of the Brady law. One of the nation’s leading anti-gun medical publications, the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that the Brady registration law has failed to reduce murder rates. In August 2000, JAMA reported that states implementing waiting periods and background checks did "not [experience] reductions in homicide rates or overall suicide rates."(5)

* Twice as many children are killed playing football in school than are murdered by guns. That’s right. Despite what media coverage might seem to indicate, there are more deaths related to high school football than guns. In a recent three year period, twice as many football players died from hits to the head, heat stroke, etc. (45), as compared with students who were murdered by firearms (22) during that same time period.(6)

* More guns, less crime. In the decade of the 1990s, the number of guns in this country increased by roughly 40 million—even while the murder rate decreased by almost 40% percent.7 Accidental gun deaths in the home decreased by almost 40 percent as well.(8)

* CDC admits there is no evidence that gun control reduces crime. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has long been criticized for propagating questionable studies which gun control organizations have used in defense of their cause. But after analyzing 51 studies in 2003, the CDC concluded that the "evidence was insufficient to determine the effectiveness of any of these [firearms] laws."(9)

* Gun shows are NOT a primary source of illegal guns for criminals. According to two government studies, the National Institute of Justice reported in 1997 that "less than two percent [of criminals] reported obtaining [firearms] from a gun show."(10) And the Bureau of Justice Statistics revealed in 2001 that less than one percent of firearm offenders acquired their weapons at gun shows.(11)

* Several polls show that Americans are very pro-gun. Several scientific polls indicate that the right to keep and bear arms is still revered—and gun control disdained—by a majority of Americans today. To mention just a few recent polls:

* In 2002, an ABC News poll found that almost three-fourths of the American public believe that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of "individuals" to own guns.(12)

* Zogby pollsters found that by a more than 3 to 1 margin, Americans support punishing "criminals who use a gun in the commission of a crime" over legislation to "ban handguns."(13)

* A Research 2000 poll found that 85% of Americans would find it appropriate for a principal or teacher to use "a gun at school to defend the lives of students" to stop a school massacre.(14)

* A study claiming "guns are three times more likely to kill you than help you" is a total fraud. Even using the low figures from the Clinton Justice Department, firearms are used almost 50 times more often to save life than to take life.(15) More importantly, however, the figure claiming one is three times more likely to be killed by one’s own gun is a total lie:

* Researcher Don Kates reveals that all available data now indicates that the "home gun homicide victims [in the flawed study] were killed using guns not kept in the victim's home."(16)

* In other words, the victims were NOT murdered with their own guns! They were killed "by intruders who brought their own guns to the victim's household."(17)

* Gun-free England not such a utopia after all. According to the BBC News, handgun crime in the United Kingdom rose by 40% in the two years after it passed its draconian gun ban in 1997.(18) And according to a United Nations study, British citizens are more likely to become a victim of crime than are people in the United States. The 2000 report shows that the crime rate in England is higher than the crime rates of 16 other industrialized nations, including the United States.(19)

2. Self-defense

A. Guns save more lives than they take; prevent more injuries than they inflict

* Guns are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. Law-abiding citizens use guns to defend themselves against criminals as many as 2.5 million times every year—or about 6,850 times a day.(20) This means that each year, firearms are used more than 80 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to take lives.(21)

* Of the 2.5 million times citizens use their guns to defend themselves every year, the overwhelming majority merely brandish their gun or fire a warning shot to scare off their attackers. Less than 8% of the time, a citizen will kill or wound his/her attacker.(22)

* As many as 200,000 women use a gun every year to defend themselves against sexual abuse.(23)

* Even anti-gun Clinton researchers concede that guns are used 1.5 million times annually for self-defense. According to the Clinton Justice Department, there are as many as 1.5 million cases of self-defense with a firearm every year. The National Institute of Justice published this figure in 1997 as part of "Guns in America"—a study which was authored by noted anti-gun criminologists Philip Cook and Jens Ludwig.(24)

* Armed citizens kill more crooks than do the police. Citizens shoot and kill at least twice as many criminals as police do every year (1,527 to 606)(25). And readers of Newsweek learned that "only 2 percent of civilian shootings involved an innocent person mistakenly identified as a criminal. The ‘error rate’ for the police, however, was 11 percent, more than five times as high."(26)

* Handguns are the weapon of choice for self-defense. Citizens use handguns to protect themselves over 1.9 million times a year.(27) Many of these self-defense handguns could be labeled as "Saturday Night Specials."

B. Concealed carry laws help reduce crime

* Nationwide: one-half million self-defense uses. Every year, as many as one-half million citizens defend themselves with a firearm away from home.(28)

* Concealed carry laws are dropping crime rates across the country. A comprehensive national study determined in 1996 that violent crime fell after states made it legal to carry concealed firearms. The results of the study showed:

* States which passed concealed carry laws reduced their rate of murder by 8.5%, rape by 5%, aggravated assault by 7% and robbery by 3%;(29) and

* If those states not having concealed carry laws had adopted such laws in 1992, then approximately 1,570 murders, 4,177 rapes, 60,000 aggravated assaults and over 11,000 robberies would have been avoided yearly.(30)

* Vermont: one of the safest five states in the country. In Vermont, citizens can carry a firearm without getting permission . . . without paying a fee . . . or without going through any kind of government-imposed waiting period. And yet for ten years in a row, Vermont has remained one of the top-five, safest states in the union—having three times received the "Safest State Award."(31)

* Florida: concealed carry helps slash the murder rate in the state. In the fifteen years following the passage of Florida's concealed carry law in 1987, over 800,000 permits to carry firearms were issued to people in the state.(32) FBI reports show that the homicide rate in Florida, which in 1987 was much higher than the national average, fell 52% during that 15-year period—thus putting the Florida rate below the national average.(33)

* Do firearms carry laws result in chaos? No. Consider the case of Florida. A citizen in the Sunshine State is far more likely to be attacked by an alligator than to be assaulted by a concealed carry holder.

* During the first fifteen years that the Florida law was in effect, alligator attacks outpaced the number of crimes committed by carry holders by a 229 to 155 margin.(34)

* And even the 155 "crimes" committed by concealed carry permit holders are somewhat misleading as most of these infractions resulted from Floridians who accidentally carried their firearms into restricted areas, such as an airport.(35)

* Concealed Carry v. Waiting Period Laws. In 1976, both Georgia and Wisconsin tried two different approaches to fighting crime. Georgia enacted legislation making it easier for citizens to carry guns for self-defense, while Wisconsin passed a law requiring a 48 hour waiting period before the purchase of a handgun. What resulted during the ensuing years? Georgia's law served as a deterrent to criminals and helped drop its homicide rate by 21 percent. Wisconsin's murder rate, however, rose 33 percent during the same period.(36)

C. Criminals avoid armed citizens

* Kennesaw, GA. In 1982, this suburb of Atlanta passed a law requiring heads of households to keep at least one firearm in the house. The residential burglary rate subsequently dropped 89% in Kennesaw, compared to the modest 10.4% drop in Georgia as a whole.(37)

* Ten years later (1991), the residential burglary rate in Kennesaw was still 72% lower than it had been in 1981, before the law was passed.(38)

* Nationwide. Statistical comparisons with other countries show that burglars in the United States are far less apt to enter an occupied home than their foreign counterparts who live in countries where fewer civilians own firearms. Consider the following rates showing how often a homeowner is present when a burglar strikes:

* Homeowner occupancy rate in the gun control countries of Great Britain, Canada and Netherlands: 45% (average of the three countries); and,

* Homeowner occupancy rate in the United States: 12.7%.(39)

Rapes averted when women carry or use firearms for protection

* Orlando, FL. In 1966-67, the media highly publicized a safety course which taught Orlando women how to use guns. The result: Orlando’s rape rate dropped 88% in 1967, whereas the rape rate remained constant in the rest of Florida and the nation.(40)

* Nationwide. In 1979, the Carter Justice Department found that of more than 32,000 attempted rapes, 32% were actually committed. But when a woman was armed with a gun or knife, only 3% of the attempted rapes were actually successful.(41)

Justice Department study:

* 3/5 of felons polled agreed that "a criminal is not going to mess around with a victim he knows is armed with a gun."(42)

* 74% of felons polled agreed that "one reason burglars avoid houses when people are at home is that they fear being shot during the crime."(43)

* 57% of felons polled agreed that "criminals are more worried about meeting an armed victim than they are about running into the police."(44)

D. Police cannot protect—and are not required to protect—every individual

* The courts have consistently ruled that the police do not have an obligation to protect individuals, only the public in general. For example, in Warren v. D.C. the court stated "courts have without exception concluded that when a municipality or other governmental entity undertakes to furnish police services, it assumes a duty only to the public at large and not to individual members of the community."(45)

* Former Florida Attorney General Jim Smith told Florida legislators that police responded to only about 200,000 of 700,000 calls for help to Dade County authorities. Smith was asked why so many citizens in Dade County were buying guns and he said, "They damn well better, they've got to protect themselves."(46)

* The Department of Justice found that in 1989, there were 168,881 crimes of violence which were not responded to by police within 1 hour.(47)

* The numbers clearly show that the police cannot protect every individual. In 1996, there were about 150,000 police officers on duty at any one time to protect a population of more than 260 million Americans—or more than 1,700 citizens per officer.(48)



3. Failure of Gun Control

A. Poor track record

* Washington, D.C. has, perhaps, the most restrictive gun control laws in the country, and yet it is frequently the Murder Capital of the nation. In the 25 years following the DC gun ban, its murder rate INCREASED 51 percent, even while the national rate DECREASED 36 percent.(49)

* Objection: Critics claim criminals merely get their guns in Virginia where the laws are more relaxed. This, they argue, is why the D.C. gun ban is not working.

* Answer: Perhaps criminals do get their guns in Virginia, but this overlooks one point: If the availability of guns in Virginia is the root of D.C.’s problems, why does Virginia not have the same murder and crime rate as the District? Virginia is awash in guns and yet the murder rate is much, much lower. This holds true even for Virginia’s urban areas, as seen by the following comparison on the 25-year anniversary of the DC gun ban (in 2001):


Washington, DC 46.4 per 100,000(50)
Arlington, VA 2.1 per 100,000(51)
(Arlington is just across the river from D.C.)
Total VA metropolitan area 6.1 per 100,000(52)


* Guns are not the problem. On the contrary, lax criminal penalties and laws that disarm the law-abiding are responsible for giving criminals a safer working environment.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Assault Weapon bans, Hi-Cap Magazines, and the NRA

For starters, I don't like to call them "hi-cap" or "High Capacity" magazines, because they are really just standard capacity or full capacity magazines for the most part.

A Glock 17 with a standard magazine holds 17 rounds of 9mm, and can be carried with 17+1 (that is a full capacity, normal magazine that is made to work specifically for the Glock 17 from the manufacturer, without an arbitrary magazine restriction by law). 

During the AWB (Federal Assault Weapons Ban) from 1994-2004, Glock 17's sold brand new with two magazines to a normal civilian with two 10 round magaines. This gave the owner the ability to carry 10+1 (or 11 rounds) rounds of 9mm. Old "hi-cap" magazines made prior to the 1994 ban were completely legal to own and use in your pistol, but there was a finite number of them and the price of them was steep compared to the then limited 10 round magazines. It was illegal to alter the magazines to hold more than 10 rounds in the United States.

After September 2004, the 10 year ban of newly manufactured "hi-cap" magazines was lifted as the law sunset, along with the other effects of the law, which limited newly manufactured AR15's (pre-ban) and other so called "assault rifles" from being able to have more than one of 4 arbitrarily determined "evil" features, which were (1)flash hider, (2)bayonet lug, (3)pistol grip, or (4)adjustable buttstock. 

Most AR15's maintained their pistol grip, as this was the most troublesome part to change on the weapon.

In the case of the "DC Sniper", they used a "post-ban" AR15. 

How they determined these features were bad and why they figured the lack of these features would deter crime or stop bad people from killing others is anyone's guess, but it shows you how effective the government is (or isn't) at fixing problems in our society. Imagine how many drive by bayonettings they prevented during the original AWB. 


Above: an "evil" AR-15 with a flash hider, bayonet lug, pistol grip, and adjustable buttstock


Of course, politicians who prefer gun control urged fellow law makers to reinstate the AWB. Playing on the fears of the American people, gun control advocates suggested that the US would see a surge in crime. A surge in crime never occurred. In fact, violent crime went down and still is, 8 years later. To add insult to injury, FBI studies showed that the AWB had no effect on reducing crime. 

What purpose did the 10 round arbitrary limit serve during those 10 years when they were illegal? Why 10 rounds? Why not 8? Why not 14? Once again, how they determine these things is anyone's guess. The truth of the matter is this, owning a gun is a RIGHT granted in the US Constitution. It specifically states that the right "shall not be infringed". A magazine limitation is an infringement on my rights to own guns.

Another simple fact is this, how do I know how many rounds I will need to defend my life? It could be simply pulling a gun out that ends the attack, but there are several reports of criminals taking multiple shots in order to be stopped, or multiple criminals for that matter. Take these examples for instance.


In one case, the subject attacked the officer with a knife. The officer shot the individual four times in the chest; then, his weapon malfunctioned. The offender continued to walk toward the officer. After the officer cleared his weapon, he fired again and struck the subject in the chest. Only then did the offender drop the knife. This individual was hit five times with 230-grain, .45-caliber hollow-point ammunition and never fell to the ground. The offender later stated, “The wounds felt like bee stings.”  

In another case, officers fired six .40-caliber, hollow-point rounds at a subject who pointed a gun at them. Each of the six rounds hit the individual with no visible effect. The seventh round severed his spinal cord, and the offender fell to the ground, dropping his weapon. This entire firefight was captured by several officers’ in-car video cameras.  
     
In a final case, the subject shot the victim officer in the chest with a handgun and fled. The officer, wearing a bullet-resistant vest, returned gunfire. The officer’s partner observed the incident and also fired at the offender. Subsequent investigation determined that the individual was hit 13 times and, yet, ran several blocks to a gang member’s house. He later said, “I was so scared by all those shots; it sounded like the Fourth of July.” Again, according to the subject, his wounds “only started to hurt when  I woke up in the hospital.” The officers had used 9-millimeter, department-issued ammunition. The surviving officers re ported that they felt vulnerable.

Of course, these LEO's were not restricted to a limited number of rounds in their weapons. The reason I carry a gun is to be prepared for a deadly threat that I may face similar to the ones that these officers went through. I may need more than 10 rounds, you just never know. 

Unfortunately, our politicians don't seem to want to listen to reason. This is an opportunity for them to "Never let a crisis go to waste". The bulk of the anti-gun talk is being led by the usual suspects like Feinstein and Obama. Feinstein has promised to introduce AWB 2.0 on the first day of the next session. Obama has formed a "commitee" of some sort to figure out what the best course of action would be, and there is always the threat of an "Executive Order". 

I don't know what will happen from here. I am an optimist. There are some good things right now. Politicians know that passing gun legislation will cost them in the next election. Thankfully we have a Republican house, and many Democrats are somewhat afraid (or have been) to try and pass anti gun legislation. 

I also know what the government is capable of, and we know there are plenty of gun grabbing idiots in power. If we can count on the government for one thing, it's implementing poorly thought out knee jerk solutions.

We need to be proactive. Join the NRA if you are not already a member. If all of the people out there who owned guns and believed in our 2nd Amendment rights were members of the NRA, we would have power not only to deflect anti-gun legislation, but to set the agenda in DC about gun rights for Americans and give ourselves more freedom. 


Friday, December 21, 2012

Saiga AK Conversion 7.62x39



These are a great price for a high quality AK if you buy them and convert it yourself. Conversion cost about $100-150 and takes some tools and an hour or two.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

What is an "Assault Rifle"?

Whenever we hear politicians, media, and others who are uneducated on the subject referring to AR15 and AK47 pattern semi autos, we often hear the term "Assault Rifle" thrown about as well. Some will claim that "AR" actually stands for "Assault Rifle".

Of course that is not true. "AR" stands for "Armalite Rifle", Armalite being the first company to make the AR15 design.


A semi automatic AR15 rifle (top right) and a semi automatic AK47 style rifle (bottom left). Both rifles are capable of only one shot per pull of the trigger (safe/semi).

The technical definition of "Assault Rifle" is "a select fire (meaning it is safe/semi/auto or safe/semi/burst) rifle in an intermediate cartridge (a somewhat weak rifle round) with a detachable magazine". Guns that fit this description are not commonly owned by private citizens (although some are), and rarely used to commit crimes. They are highly regulated and harder to obtain than most other firearms.

The AR15 is the most popular sporting rifle out there. It's uses range from home/family/personal/homeland defense (all parts of the 2nd Amendment) to hunting and target shooting (not part of the 2nd amendment).

Please use the correct terms regarding these rifles, and don't assume that an AR15 or any other rifle is an "Assault Rifle" simply because it "looks" evil or scary to you. The term "Assault Rifle" is used by politicians and media for a specific reason, to create fear and assign an evil action to weapons they don't want you and other law abiding citizens to have.