Sunday, December 30, 2012

Interesting Information

From: John Richardson

Richard Pearson, Executive Director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, had this advice in his ISRA Thursday Bulletin. I consider them to be very wise words from someone who has been fighting in the trenches for gun rights for a long time.

As you are aware gun owners have been taking a pounding from the anti-gunners and their allies- the main stream media. Those two groups have declared war on gun owners and we will be maligned, degraded, demonized, and bullied in an effort to turn one group of gun owners against another. Don’t fall for it. I am a strong believer in the Farmer Doctrine.

The Farmer Doctrine was adopted at the first Gun Rights Policy Conference in 1985. The Farmer Doctrine is patterned after the NATO Doctrine. The Farmer Doctrine is as follows: Be it resolved that an attack one group of guns and gun owners shall be considered an attack on all guns and gun owners. Therefore we should all rise to the defense of each other.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Forbes Article: To Protect The Innocent, We Need More Guns In The Hands Of Honest People


By Andrew Bernstein

The increased call for gun control after the Newtown, Connecticut atrocity is as mistaken as it is predictable.

Morally, it is the inalienable right of honest men and women to own guns for any reason they choose— hunting, collecting, and above all, self-defense. In a free society, based on the principle of inalienable individual rights, the state must not be granted the power to violate the rights of honest individuals.

Practically, empirical data and a modicum of reasoning combine to show that increased gun ownership by honest persons—not the converse—is the means to protect innocent lives.

First: it is impossible—not difficult, but impossible—to prevent criminals from procuring weapons. For example, cities with stringent handgun bans—New York, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, DC—suffer from high rates of handgun crimes.


More articles from Forbes:

Despite Outrage And Grief, Irrational Gun Rights Restrictions Won't Prevent Senseless Violence
Larry Bell

Gutting The 2nd Amendment Is Not The Way To Deter Mass Slaughter
Richard M. Salsman

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bane's Christmas 2012


Sleep, my child, and peace attend thee
All through the night
Guardian angels God will send thee
All through the night
Soft the drowsy hours are creeping
Hill and dale in slumber sleeping
I my loving vigil keeping
All through the night

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Wayne LaPierre

Today I went to Capitol Hill to deliver a message that every American needs to hear.

National School Shield Program

Wayne LaPierre announced that he has appointed former Congressman, DEA Administrator and Dept. of Homeland Security official Asa Hutchinson as the new director of the NRA Education And Training Emergency Response Program.

The following is a partial transcript of Mr. Hutchinson’s remarks:

One of the ­first responsibilities I learned at Homeland Security was the importance of protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure.  And there is nothing more critical to our nation’s well being than our children’s safety.

I took this assignment on one condition:  That my team of experts will be independent and will be guided solely by what are the best security solutions for the safety of our children while at school.

First, it would be based on a model security plan … a comprehensive strategy for school security based on the latest, most up-to-date technical information from the foremost experts in their ­fields.

This model security plan will serve as a template … a set of best practices, principles and guidelines that every school in America can tweak, if needed, and tailor to their own set of circumstances.

Every school and community is deterrent, but this model security plan will allow every school to choose among its various components to develop a school safety strategy that ­ts their own unique situation, whether it’s a large urban school … a small rural school, or anything in-between.

Armed, trained, qualified school security personnel will be one element of that plan, but by no means the only element.

The second point I want to make is that this will be a program that doesn’t depend on massive funding from local authorities or the federal government. Instead, it’ll make use of local volunteers serving in their own communities.

The National Rifle Association is the natural, obvious choice to sponsor this program. Their gun safety, marksmanship and hunter education programs have set the standard for well over a century. Over the past 25 years, their Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program has taught over 26 million kids that real guns aren’t toys … and today, child gun accidents are at the lowest levels ever recorded.

School safety is a complex issue with no simple, single solution. But I believe trained, qualified, armed security is one key component among many that can provide the first line of deterrence as well as the last line of defense.

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Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) announced they have launched a pilot program to provide firearm training to teachers free of charge.

The announcement was made at a Town Hall Meeting at Ohio State University Thursday evening where participants debated the gun control issue in light of the recent mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Ken Hanson, BFA's Legal Chair, made the announcement, saying, "Teachers and school board members have been asking us for years about training to prepare for an incident like Sandy Hook. So our educational Foundation will sponsor an Armed Teacher Pilot Program for a comprehensive 3-day training class at Tactical Defense Institute in West Union, Ohio. Based on the response to this pilot program, we will roll out classes to other training facilities."

The program will begin by accepting 24 teachers. All expenses, including class tuition, ammunition, and lodging (which are expected to total approximately $1,000 per teacher), will be paid by Buckeye Firearms Foundation and outside donations. Officials will be invited to attend the class at no cost to help develop appropriate training guidelines.

"The long-term goal is to develop a standard Armed Teacher curriculum and make the training available to any teacher or school official," said Hanson. "To begin, we will use funds from our educational foundation and solicit donations from corporations to pay for the pilot program. Going forward, we will seek funding from a variety of sources to expand the program."

BFA's educational foundation is finalizing details of the Armed Teacher Pilot Program and will provide further details as the program takes shape.

If you are employed at a school as a teacher, administrator, or hold another position and you wish to be considered for the Armed Teacher Pilot Program, CLICK HERE to complete a questionnaire.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Great Words

From: hickok45

"Remember that every single adult has access to "killing tools" of various sorts. Most women have the tools to be prostitutes, and most men the tools to be rapists. 99.9% are neither, of course. The instrument of "good" is the mind, as it is for "evil." Try not to let emotion cloud common sense!"

Time to hear what the media will not state or provide.

Prepare yourself for the big gun debate

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Time to hear what the media will not state or provide.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Good Point

Once again, we have come to a hard place. The hand has been dealt us in terms of the upcoming gun debate. In the aftermath of the horrific tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we have witnessed the many emotional reactions heavily covered in the media. Now is the time for the real debate. Law abiding gun owners, the industry and their organizations need to once again step up to the plate, and be informed and factual. Michael Bane takes you through what he considers to be the upcoming debate and the arguments and facts that we all need be aware of and articulate. This is also a podcast we urge you to pass on to your friends on both sides of this debate. Share it on Twitter, on Facebook, through email and other means of communication. Let us all work together not just to defend our freedom, but to take part in a meaningful and sober discussion about safety measures in our society. Listen here:

Important words #2

from: USA 3rd President.

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."
- Thomas Jefferson

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
- Thomas Jefferson

"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson

Important words

from: USA 1st President.

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
- George Washington

Gun Control Laws to Blame For California’s Rise in Crime

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The city of San Bernardino is feeling the effects of California’s restrictive gun laws. The 50% increase in crime compared to last year is being blamed on a dwindling police force that’s being subjected to cuts because of the city’s bankruptcy. That may be part of it because people have perhaps grown dependent on the police to provide protection. But California’s gun control laws are some of the worst in the nation.
In order to get a carry concealed weapon license (CCW), you have to convince the police department in your interview with them that you actually have “good cause” to carry a gun. Saying that you need one for general self-defense is not good enough. Your life has to be in imminent danger, and you have to be able to prove it to them.
Out of the 2 million residents in San Bernardino County (San Bernardino city sits in the southwest corner of the county), only 2,800 have been allowed CCW’s by the county’s police department.

Clackamas mall shooter faced man with concealed weapon


 Nick Meli is emotionally drained.  The 22-year-old was at Clackamas Town Center with a friend and her baby when a masked man opened fire.

"I heard three shots and turned and looked at Casey and said, 'are you serious?,'" he said. The friend and baby hit the floor.  Meli, who has a concealed carry permit, positioned himself behind a pillar.

"He was working on his rifle," said Meli.  "He kept pulling the charging handle and hitting the side."
The break in gunfire allowed Meli to pull out his own gun, but he never took his eyes off the shooter.
"As I was going down to pull, I saw someone in the back of the Charlotte move, and I knew if I fired and missed, I could hit them," he said.

Meli took cover inside a nearby store.  He never pulled the trigger.  He stands by that decision.
"I'm not beating myself up cause I didn't shoot him," said Meli.  "I know after he saw me, I think the last shot he fired was the one he used on himself."

Former UK person supports USA 2nd Amendment

Stephen Challis-Nrainstructor • Totally agree,I was a cop in UK for 21 yrs, now having escaped the madness there my wife and i run a shooting academy in Kentucky.I also give talks and campaign on this very issue. My first book Debarred the use of Arms was published in March and this month is available on Kindle. My second Compulsion to kill is due in the spring,

We must not drop the ball on this one,What happened in the UK is heading our way and we must all rally to the fight or lose our guns.The Second Amendment will only protect us as long as the Supreme Court upholds it. And the current administration is working hard to ensure it will not.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



While we all are still weeping at the horror and evil which visited Newtown, CT, last Friday, the hyenas wasted no time in feasting on the bodies. Before the slain children had even been removed from the school, gun control proponents were calling for sweeping new restrictions... all in the name of "we must DO something." Never mind that what they propose has been tried and has failed. No need to actually look at the record of what works and what doesn't.

When your goal is to ban guns, you follow the advice of Rahm Emanuel. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

On the Sunday morning news programs, proponents of removing your gun rights lined up to toss out tired old ideas. Senator Diane Feinstein, the author of the "assault weapon ban" (AWB) which went into effect in 1994 and expired in 2004, announced that her office has been writing the new AWB for a year, and she would be introducing it the first day of the new session of Congress. I guess she was waiting until there was enough blood for her to stand in before making her announcement. Ghoulish. Difi has been smarting since 2004 when her beloved gun ban was not renewed by Congress. It is her signature bill, and she intends to make it her legacy.

We all mourn the loss of the children and the adults who died at the hands of this mentally ill person. Note, though, that mental illness does not mean someone is incapable of high-levels of thought or of planning and carrying out a complex scenario.

Running for Cover:

It’s not a shooting drill, it’s what two cable networks are doing in the wake of the Newtown Tragedy.  Discovery has canceled American Guns, the gunshop “reality series”.  No reruns will occur, in spite of what they paid for the series.  And NBC Sports Channel has jerked 3-Gun Nation off the air, effective immediately, leaving sponsors to wonder what happened to their advertising. Obviously, Outdoor Channel programming is unaffected by irrational fear of guns owned and used by honorable citizens.  

Monday, December 17, 2012

Interesting Facts


A 20 year-old had a couple of handguns (illegal). And, depending on the press report, had an assault weapon (illegal), automatic rifle (illegal), or machine gun (illegal). Shot his mom in the face (illegal). Stole his mom’s vehicle (illegal). Transported the gun in the vehicle (illegal) within 1,000 feet of a school (illegal). Carried it onto school property (illegal). Broke and entered (illegal). Carried a gun in a school (illegal). Discharged a firearm (illegal). Shot at people (illegal). Killed some people (illegal). Killed himself (not sure if illegal).

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Sunday, December 16, 2012


More men buying guns as Christmas gifts for wives, children


KNOXVILLE (WATE) – More men are buying guns as Christmas gifts for their wives and  children.

Coal Creek Armory employees say their industry is increasingly seen as family-friendly. Sales are up roughly 20 percent from this time last year because most shoppers are men looking to purchase guns for their family.

A recent Forbes article listed guns as a top growth market nationally.

The increased awareness can be attributed to general crime, some of the mass shootings that have made national headlines, and speculation that President Obama's reelection will make it tougher to purchase guns.

In Tennessee, you are free to purchase a gun in your name and gift it to someone. It is against the law buy a gun for a felon.

Gun Control already in effect in Connecticut


With all the talk of “Gun Law Dialogue” the media has completely missed an important point. Connecticut already has in place all of the provisions being discussed . Purchase permits, involving screening by local, state and federal agencies is already the law. Gun show dealers have to obtain background checks. Pistol purchase permits are required at gun shows.

Everything that the media says they want done, was already done. The laws were in effect in Connecticut at the time of this shooting. Gun Control was already the law of the land in Connecticut.

All of these laws, already in force, did not stop the death of twenty small children and 6 adults.

We should be looking at gun control as having been accomplished and yet did not stop the violence.

It is entirely possible that there was nothing that anybody could have done to prevent this tragedy.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Disse Introduces "AMERIHIDE" Leather Gunbelts Handcrafted in the USA


When it comes to carrying a firearm, one of the most overlooked accessories is a high quality belt. Disse has brought forward Amerihide™, their new line of high quality leather gun belts handcrafted in the USA. The belts are constructed using two pieces of top grain leather that are glued and stitched together to add noticeable support and structure over you typical off-the-shelf belt. Since the belts are custom made in the USA you can select your exact waist size, color, belt width, and you can have them line it with loop Velcro® as well. If you carry, you will want to carry with a Disse Amerihide™ leather belt.

Hot Shots Begins New Second Season With New Network


Hot Shots - the documentary style reality series that offers behind-the-scenes access to three of the best shooters in the world as they prepare for and compete in the most prestigious events in shooting - will premiere its second season Dec. 31 at 8:30 ET/PT on Sportsman Channel, with online retailer Cheaper Than Dirt signing on as presenting sponsor. In addition to CTD, the series' list of prestigious sponsors currently includes Colt, Mossberg, Daniel Defense, and NRA Sports.

Hot Shots Presented By Cheaper Than Dirt is produced by Creative Fuel Media of Franklin, Tenn., and will air three times per week on Sportsman Channel starting Dec. 31: Mondays at 8:30 & 11:30 p.m. ET, and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. ET.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

SHWAT™ is tactical hog hunting


"SHWAT" stands for Special Hog Weapons and Tactics™ and in the last 30 days hit 10,000+ pageviews! Not bad for only being online less than twelve months!

Given that there are at least four MILLION feral hogs in this country, and those numbers are growing daily, it's little wonder that tactical hog hunting is growing by leaps and bounds... And record-breaking sales in AR's and other tactical rifles and accessories are only helping to fuel interest in hog hunting and tactical training. SHWAT™ is the intersection of both of these explosive trends!

SHWAT™ continues to grow. With multiple TV appearances slated for 2013, growing relationships with well known industry pros, premiers of new and innovative products and other growth initiatives. Outreach includes younger shooters, women, and new shooters. SHWAT's name recognition and influence are expected to grow exponentially in the upcoming year. SHWAT™ gives back, too. Hunts in cooperation with non-profit organizations to support combat veterans giving them some well deserved appreciation, fun and stress relief are in the works.

Special Hog Weapons and Tactics™

Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) Launches Operations of its US Subsidiary


Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) - a leader in the production of combat-proven small arms for governments, armies, and law enforcement agencies around the world - launches operations of its US subsidiary, IWI US, Inc. The company has leased a 21,000 sq. ft. facility in Harrisburg, PA, and will initially begin marketing the TAVOR® SAR bullpup rifle line in several configurations and the UZI® PRO Pistol, which will be showcased at the 2013 SHOT Show, January 15-18, in Las Vegas, NV at booth #15238.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A Big Win and A Significant Loss


Barring another Rube Goldberg-esque procedural nightmare to complicate the process, it seems Illinois residents may -finally- have the ability to carry concealed firearms legally. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling yesterday that struck down the state's ban on carrying a weapon in public. The judges ruled the ban was unconstitutional, but simultaneously gave the state 180 days to put their own version of a law into place.


We're sad to confirm that the shooting sports and entertainment business has lost one of its best showmen.

Fast-draw and precision shooting artist Bob Munden, 70, died Tuesday after suffering a heart attack. According to family members, Munden was returning home to Butte from a Missoula, Montana hospital with his wife and performance partner Becky when he began complaining of chest pains.

Range Systems™ Introduces ThermBright™ Passive Thermal Targets


Range Systems, a leading manufacturer of live fire shooting products for the military, law enforcement and consumer communities, introduces their new line of ThermBright passive thermal targets.

SAF Wins Huge Victory For Carry In Illinois


The Second Amendment Foundation has won a huge victory for the right to bear arms outside the home, with a ruling in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals that declares the right to self-defense is "broader than the right to have a gun in one's home."

The case of Moore v. Madigan, with Judge Richards Posner writing for the majority, gives the Illinois legislature 180 days to "craft a new gun law that will impose reasonable limitations, consistent with the public safety and the Second Amendmenton the carrying of guns in public."

Armageddon Arsenals Will Premier on Discovery's Destination America


Officials from Orion Entertainment have announced that 'Armageddon Arsenals' will debut December13 at 10pm Eastern on Discovery's Destination America network. The series explores the weapons and security aspects of the massive new prepping movement, focusing on individuals and families across the country who are preparing for a variety of worst case scenarios--many of them more plausible now than ever.

"Once thought of as a fringe movement," says Orion Entertainment President Chris Dorsey, "millions of Americans now call themselves doomsday preppers and are taking extraordinary measures to plan and prepare for catastrophic events. While some viewers might find weapons caching extreme, by the end of the episode many will be asking what they should be doing to prepare. There is a lot of uncertainty and fear in the country and preppers are a manifestation of the larger national movement toward self-reliance."

The one-hour pilot features weapons preppers in Texas, Utah, and Colorado who have amassed significant arsenals but who have also created elaborate security strategies to stay safe should the unthinkable happen. As one of the featured preppers warns, "If things get really bad it won't matter how much food and water you have stored if you can't protect it."

RIP: Bob Munden


Bob Munden, known perhaps equally as a fierce Fast-Draw competitor who was recognized by Guinness World Records as The Fastest Man with a Gun Who Ever Lived, as an exhibition shooter of the highest order with all kinds of firearms; an entertainer as well as a master gun smith who developed groundbreaking methods of customizing to perfection the beloved .45 caliber single action revolver and other guns, died Monday of heart failure.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Remington Issues Alert for Remington/UMC 38 Special +P Packaging Mix


Remington has determined that one specific lot code of the 100 round box of 38 SPECIAL+P 125 GRAIN SEMI-JACKETED HOLLOW POINT (L38S2B) ammunition, may contain 357 Magnum ammunition. This packaging mix is specific to lot number: P24UA18R only. DO NOT USE. Usage of 357 Magnum ammunition in 38 Special firearms could result in firearm damage and personal injury.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mozambique Drill

Used To Stop A Threat, Save Your Life

Special Feature by Tom Gresham


I was surprised that Bob Costas (hereafter to be known as CluelessCostas) went on an anti-gun rant at halftime during the December 2 Sunday Night Football broadcast. He usually, I thought, does better research than that. At least, I thought that before now. Since I don't know the facts of the stories he reports, I have always considered him to be a reliable source, but this venture into knee-jerk reaction without a shred of research makes me wonder if I've gotten the straight story from him on other issues.

His editorial took the position that if Jovan Belcher had not had a gun, he would not have been able to commit murder or suicide. This is nonsense on the face of it. Fists, feet, knives (can anyone say O.J.?) and other tools can and are used to commit murder. In fact, the FBI categorizes all those as instruments of murder in its Uniform Crime Reports.

To see CluelessCostas blithely skip into the middle of this tragedy with such shallow and demonstrably false assumptions belies his reputation as a heretofore respected reporter.


Gander Mountain TecH20 Beartooth Rainwear


Gander Mountain introduces its newest line of waterproof and breathable camo rainwear. The men's TecH2O Beartooth camo rainwear features an ultra-soft micro-tricot polyester shell that deters burrs and allows for quiet movement. This rainwear is fully seam-sealed and treated with a Teflon DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish, which dries quickly, letting water roll right off.

Jacket Features:
Extra-soft micro-tricot polyester shell fabric
Delivers 100% waterproof, breathable protection
Deters burrs and allows for quiet movement
Teflon DWR finish for quick drying
Articulated elbow seams for increased mobility

Pant Features:
Extra-soft micro-tricot polyester shell fabric
Delivers 100% waterproof, breathable protection
Deters burrs and allows for quiet movement
Teflon DWR finish for quick drying
Gusseted inseam; articulated knee and leg seams

TAC-300 Series Non-Rechargeable Tactical Flashlights


With a CREE® LED rated at 180 lumens and a high-efficiency deep parabolic reflector, the beam on each of the TAC-300 Series flashlights has an effective range of 190 meters (over 620 feet). Their waterproof design in combination with an impact and chemical resistant glass-filled nylon polymer housing (300s) or aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum housing (350s), make the TAC-300 Series one of the toughest set of tactical lights around. The large tail-cap switch provides momentary or constant-on light operations.

FNH USA, LLC Announces Launch of New .45 Caliber Pistol


FNH USA, LLC is pleased to announce the release of the FNX-45, a double-action/single-action hammer-driven pistol with highly enhanced ergonomics. This handgun is the latest addition to the company's ever-popular FNX line of autoloading pistols and is made in Columbia, SC by FN Manufacturing, Inc. As of today, initial shipments are en route to dealers nationwide.

Monday, December 3, 2012

NFL Player lost Control of Himself

Looks like a NFL player want to kill and die. Even with all his money, he could not find help and learn to control himself. He made the decision to kill and then die himself.

This was his mind set. He would have done this with any tool available to him.

He wanted to KILL!

He wanted to DIE!

The 2nd amendment is not at fault.

It was a mental problem and the fact he could not control his urge to KILL and DIE!

Besides the 2nd amendment  should we not also blame the doctors, hospitals and mental help individuals?

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