Monday, January 21, 2013

FL Deputy Threatens to Shoot Concealed Carry Licensee and Arrests Him for Lawfully carried Handgun

I know exactly what should happen to this POS.

Weekly goodies from Ol' Remus

Sandy Hook - From first shot to first responder was a 20 minute window.  He had approximately 1 minute per kill, so he could have accomplished his head count with a muzzle loader rifle.
Chief Instructor at

News from France, 1940 - Military orders now forbid the French to do things which the German people have not been allowed to do since Hitler came to power. To own radio senders or to listen to foreign broadcasts, to organize public meetings and distribute pamphlets, to disseminate anti-German news in any form, to retain possession of firearms—all these things are prohibited for the subjugated people of France. [It could never happen here, we said]
New York Times, July 2, 1940 via

The origin of FFL's and how the Reich closed the "gun show loophole" - By 1928, the Weimar republic was ready to enact a comprehensive firearms law. The Gesetz über Schußwaffen und Munition (Law on Firearms and Ammunition) required a license to manufacture, assemble, or repair firearms and ammunition, or even to reload cartridges. A license was also required to sell firearms as a trade. Trade in firearms was prohibited at annual fairs, shooting competitions, and other events.
Stephen Halbrook at
There is no legitimate act, whether by Congress, law, the Constitution or any other means to deprive you of your natural rights, because you are endowed with them by virtue of being human... If you are an elected official and take any position or advocate any law to constrain the ownership of small arms by the people, as defined in our Constitution, you are deserving of immediate impeachment along with both civil damages and criminal imprisonment.
Karl Denninger at

If you compare white populations, we have the same murder rate as Belgium. So perhaps it's not a gun problem, it is a demographic problem, which liberals are the ones pushing, pushing, pushing.
Ann Coulter to Hannity on Fox, via Katherine Fung at


art-link-symbol-small-rev01.jpg West Point investigators uncover an alarming threat - Anti-federalists espouse strong convictions regarding the federal government, believing it to be corrupt and tyrannical, with a natural tendency to intrude on individuals' civil and constitutional rights... they support civil activism, individual freedoms, and self government... liberal worldviews are future—or progressive—oriented, says the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, as reported by Rowan Scarborough in this article at the Washington Times.
Note from Remus - This is deeply troubling: an all-volunteer standing army whose junior officer corps is being taught to understand the citizenry as a problem to be solved—by them. We needn't guess who will and who will not be fast-tracked in the, formerly our, Army. You have only to see the intimidating random roadblocks, or smokers standing outside in foul weather, or citizens of both sexes and all ages being invasively searched by TSA goons, or the otherwise puzzling drive to disarm Joe Sixpack to understand what's being assembled in plain sight, why and by whom. And all this at the same time a Plowshares Fund art-link-symbol-tiny-grey-arrow-only-rev01.gif activist has been nominated for Secretary of Defense, an outfit which promises to "third world" the US military.
Description of a Popeye's in Chicago where two were murdered this Friday - a chain link fence with barbed and razor wire encircles part of the roof near cooling units and thick glass separates the dining area from the cash registers. Food and money exchange hands through small openings at the counter. [The 28th and 29th killed so far this year in Gun Free Zone Chicago]
Nickeas and Ford at

Aaron Swartz - His suicide followed an over-zealous prosecution for a crime with no victims—by a Justice Department that has yet to prosecute the Wall Street bankers who destroyed our economy and harmed millions of lives.
Progressive Change Campaign Committee, via Michael Muskal at

12 Weeks

Via Blue

Trust The Government


Fought To The End

Re-post NamSouth 2009

               James William McNeely Captain ADVISORY TEAM 70, MACV ADVISOR

A Vietnamese machine gunner lies dead in his foxhole with hundreds of shells surrounding him. The knee-deep spent shells are silent proof that he fought to his death when Viet Cong overran his position at the Michelin Rubber Plantation, 45 miles northwest of Saigon. The battleground was retaken today and over a hundred corpses recovered.
--AP Wire Photo Nov. 1965

The Battle Of Athens, Tennessee

Re-post NamSouth 2010

As Recently As 1946, American Citizens Were
Forced To Take Up Arms As A Last Resort 
Against Corrupt Government Officials.


Published in Guns & Ammo October 1995, pp. 50-51

On August 1-2, 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force as a last resort to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest open elections. For years they had asked for state or federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud (forged ballots, secret ballot counts and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies) by the local political boss. They got no help.

These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government.

These Americans had a choice. Their state's Constitution -- Article 1, Section 26 -- recorded their right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. Few "gun control" laws had been enacted.

These Americans were residents of McMinn County, which is located between Chattanooga and Knoxville in Eastern Tennessee. The two main towns were Athens and Etowah. McMinn County residents had long been independent political thinkers. For a long time they also had: accepted bribe-taking by politicians and/or the sheriff to overlook illicit whiskey-making and gambling; financed the sheriff's department from fines-usually for speeding or public drunkenness which promoted false arrests; and put up with voting fraud by both Democrats and Republicans.

The wealthy Cantrell family, of Etowah, backed Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1932 election, hoping New Deal programs would revive the local economy and help Democrats to replace Republicans in the county government. So it proved.

Paul Cantrell was elected sheriff in the 1936,1938 and 1940 elections, but by slim margins. The sheriff was the key county official. Cantrell was elected to the state senate in 1942 and 1944; his chief deputy, Pat Mansfield, was elected sheriff. In 1946 Paul Cantrell again sought the sheriff's office.

At the end of 1945, some 3,000 battle-hardened veterans returned to McMinn County; the GIs held Cantrell politically responsible for Mansfield's doings. Early in 1946, some newly returned ex-GIs decided to challenge Cantrell politically by offering an all-ex-GI, non-partisan ticket. They promised a fraud-free election, stating in ads and speeches that there would be an honest ballot count and reform of county government.

At a rally, a GI speaker said, "The principles that we fought for in this past war do not exist in McMinn County. We fought for democracy because we believe in democracy but not the form we live under in this county" (Daily Post-Athenian, 17 June 1946, p.1 ). At the end of July 1946, 159 McMinn County GIs petitioned the FBI to send election monitors. There was no response. The Department of Justice had not responded to McMinn County residents' complaints of election fraud in 1940, 1942 and 1944.


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Pictured: People you should buy a drink.
Not Pictured: People you should mess with at a bar.

Major exhibitors pull out of Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show

Via Terry

Cabela's, one of the United States' great outdoor retail stores, has pulled out of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania in opposition to the ban on displays of assault rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines.

Cabela's, one of the United States' great outdoor retail stores, has pulled out of the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Pennsylvania in opposition to the ban on displays of assault rifles and high capacity ammunition magazines.

Some big names in the hunting media and vending have stood up to the organizers of the Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show. Following the tragic shooting in December at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut, and President Obama's sweeping executive orders on gun violence, many states and organizations have themselves pushed for changes in certain gun and ammunition restrictions. Reed Exhibitions, organizers of the show in Pennsylvania, followed suit and imposed restrictions on the display of assault weapons and high capacity ammunition magazines.

From their web site:
"The Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show is a unique celebration of the authentic hunting and fishing traditions that are cherished by millions of Americans and their families. We are proud to celebrate these pastimes by featuring 1,200 exhibitors offering a diverse range of products from outfitters to fishing boats and RVs, from archery to art and from clothes to cabins.
"As a hunting-focused event, we welcome exhibitors who wish to showcase products and firearms that serve the traditional needs of the sport. Clearly, we strongly support the 2nd Amendment. However, this year we have made the decision not to include certain products that in the current climate may attract negative attention that would distract from the strong focus on hunting and fishing at this family-oriented event and possibly disrupt the broader positive experience of our guests.
"ESS is proud to participate in the preservation and promotion of the rich hunting and fishing tradition passed from generation to generation by American families."
The show, billed as the largest on the east coast, runs from February 2-10. The effect this weekend was swift as big names in the industry made their opinions known on social media outlets. One of the major sponsors, Cabela's, completely pulled out of the event.

From the Cabela's Facebook page:
"Due to recent changes made by Reed Exhibitions regarding the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show, Cabela’s will no longer sponsor this year’s event. After careful consideration regarding Cabela’s business practices, and the feelings of our customers, Cabela’s will, unfortunately, not have a presence at the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show."
 More @ Examiner

Black Dem Lawmaker Threatens White Speaker-Elect With Loaded Gun



While the political theater plays out in Washington and when the lights and cameras are not rolling as Republicans and Democrats pretend to be opposed to one another, it hasn’t come to the point of pulling guns on each other, yet. But that is not the case in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Saturday about 3:45 pm police responded to a call from Democrat Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick alleged that Assemblyman Steven Brooks had threatened to shoot her.
According to KTNV,
Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a public official Saturday afternoon, police said in a news release Sunday morning. A source said he was arrested with a loaded gun after threatening to shoot Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick and witnesses who corroborated the allegation prompted police to begin searching for Brooks. About 5:30 p.m., Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street, where he was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop.
Another Democratic source with knowledge of the situation said Brooks publicly threatened to harm Kirkpatrick because he was unhappy with the committee assignments given to him by Kirkpatrick. The 2013 Legislature begins Feb. 4.
So Brooks goes off the deep end for getting an assignment he didn’t like and decides to issue a threat of gun violence against a fellow female Democrat. Talk about a war on women!

The Las Vegas-Review Journal reported that Brooks spent the night in custody.

Brooks was first elected in 2010 and represents Assembly District 17. He is forty years old and has four children.

Is it me or is all of the crazy people who intend on just randomly shooting people Democrats?

Perhaps, if we are looking to be serious about controlling guns in the hands of people who should not have them, we should first look to see if they are registered Democrats.


NY Republican Assemblyman Shows What Democrats Are Really After: Gun Confiscation


New York State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin provides video evidence that New York, despite passing massive legislation into law against the Second Amendment demonstrates that Democrats had even more “secret” legislation they wanted kept from the public eye. McLaughlin provided video evidence to demonstrate that documents his claims.

On his Facebook page, McLaughlin not only shared the video, but also the following:
Here it is. This is the video where I was asked to keep the Democrat proposals for the NY SAFE Act away from the public. This list was given to me by a colleague and it is not confidential.
This bill was an attack on the 2nd amendment and the Democrats clearly wanted to dismantle the work of the Founding Fathers. None of these amendments were included in the final bill thanks to us fighting back. I will not stand silent while these unpatriotic proposals are pathetically thrown at us a 11 o’clock at night:
1. Confiscation of “assault weapons”
2. Confiscation o ten round clips
3. Statewide database for ALL Guns
4. Continue to allow pistol permit holder’s information to be replaced to the public
5. Label semiautomatic shotguns with more than 5 rounds or pistol grips as “assault weapons”
6. Limit the number of rounds in a magazine to 5 and confiscation and forfeiture of banned magazines
7. Limit possession to no more than two (2) magazines
8. Limit purchase of guns to one gun per person per month
9. Require re-licensing of all pistol permit owners
10. Require renewal of all pistol permits every five years
11. State issued pistol permits
12. Micro-stamping of all guns in New York State
13. Require licensing of all gun ammo dealers
14. Mandatory locking of guns at home
15. Fee for licensing, registering weapons

Taking a Stand

Via Terry and Paratus Familia

14-Year-Old Boy Protects Mich. Rape Victim With Hunting Knife as Alleged Assailant Batters the Door — and Then Sets the House on Fire


 14 Year Old James Persyn Hides Michigan Rape Victim, Guards With Knife as Attacker Sets House on Fire

The Detroit Free Press has one of the most terrifying, unbelievable “home alone” stories to strike rural America.

It is the story of a 14-year-old boy who was keeping an eye on his siblings while his dad ran a quick errand Wednesday night, who ended up guarding a reported rape victim with his hunting knife as an ex-convict battered at the door and threatened to kill them all.  The alleged rapist eventually tried to set the house on fire, with the children inside.

James Persyn was watching television in his Shepherd, Michigan home– his 11-year-old sister playing with their 2-year-old brother– when he heard a frantic battering at the door.

“Her voice was, like, she was going to die if I didn’t open that door,” James recalled, so he looked at his sister and they quickly made the decision to let the woman in.

The Detroit Free Press relates:

A senior at Central Michigan University several miles north, the woman was walking to her car in a school parking lot when Eric Ramsey, a 30-year-old ex-convict, approached her with a gun, got into her vehicle, took her to his mother’s house and raped her. 

The woman was an alarming sight. She had clear packing tape wrapped around her body. There were bruises on her face. She was cradling one of her arms, which she said was broken after she leaped from the vehicle as Ramsey was driving down South Mission.

Climate Change Curbs May Cost $700 Billion a Year, Report Shows



About $700 billion a year of new spending on renewable power, low-carbon transport and energy efficiency is needed to meet the United Nations goal to cap temperature rises, a report for the World Economic Forum showed.

That cash is needed in addition to the $5 trillion a year countries must spend on infrastructure for agriculture, transport, power and water through 2020, according to a report released today by the consultant Accenture Plc for the forum’s Green Growth Action Alliance.

“This development needs to be greened by re-evaluating investment priorities,” former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, chairman of the alliance, wrote in a forward to the report. “There remains a considerable shortfall in investment. Closing this gap is our collective task and one that we cannot afford to fail.”

The World Bank says the planet is on track to warm by 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees Fahrenheit) this century, double the level deemed safe by scientists working in a UN process.

More foolishness @ Newsmax

New meaning found of Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish

Via Cousin John

Give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day. 
Teach a man to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime.

2013 White House Revision:

Give a man a welfare check, 

a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes,

cash for his clunker, food stamps, 

section 8 housing, free contraceptives,

Medicaid, ninety-nine weeks of unemployment insurance, 

free medications and he will vote for Democrats the rest of his life 

----- and even after he's deceased.

Susan Sarandon, Yoko Ono Hide From Tough Questions About Fracking

Executive Order Disorder

Rapper Kicked Off Stage for Anti-Obama Lyrics at Inaugural Event

Good man!:)

Lexington Common.... NY?


The Culpeper Minute Men were composed of 300 men from Orange, Culpeper and Fauquier Counties. Their Major was Thomas Marshall of Fauquier, who was John Marshall's father.  John Marshall was also in the unit and both resided in Fauquier along with Richard Henry Lee.  The town I grew up in from five on was Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia.  It was named Salem during the Late Unpleasantness, but changed to Marshall thereafter. A community of 600 when I was a child and but 1,200 now.  In the middle of Mosby Country and where he disbanded. Mosby Troop Disbandment Monument

In tribute to the brave men of Culpeper, Orange, and Fauquier counties who helped establish our lasting heritage of Freedom and the identity we all share today

Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned.
Gun-range owners and gun-rights advocates are encouraging hundreds of thousands of owners to defy the law, saying it’d be the largest act of civil disobedience in state history.
“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.
Some folks in Albany apparently forgot how the American Revolution actually started.
The British decided they would try to learn exactly who had muskets, ball and powder -- and intended to confiscate same.  They sent a force to do exactly that, and were met by 70-odd Minutemen at Lexington Common, bearing arms.

The British ordered the Colonists to surrender their weapons.  The Colonists refused.
Nobody is quite sure who shot first, but that was the actual start of the American Revolution.

Coeur d'Alene And Spokane Celebrate National Gun Appreciation Day

500 people headed out to the Black Sheep parking lot to join the Second Amendment Rally that was taking place on Saturday afternoon. Many people had rifles and assault rifles slung across their backs, protesting President Obama's proposed ban assault rifles. It was all a part of the National Gun Appreciation Day. There were rallies in 49 states around the same time. Most of the rallies were at the state capitols, but many people in North Idaho didn't want to drive the eight hours to Boise. So they decided to form their own rally.

In Spokane, the owner of Sharp Shooting also wanted to celebrate Gun Appreciation Day. Robin Bell decided to host a couple seminars at her shooting range. Both of them dealt with how to be a responsible gun owner. Bell told us that she was doing more of a "Gun Education Day", just because she has noticed more and more new gun owners, all with the same questions. She went over many things in these seminars, including information on how to purchase a gun legally, how to get a concealed pistol license, what to look for in a new gun, how to store it safely, and more on the pending gun laws.

Another part to the Gun Appreciation Day at Sharp Shooting were specials on guns. Bell said that she has seen interest in guns explode in the past couple months. "Anytime there is talk about gun control, the number of people that come in increases. We have never seen anything like this, this is way different that previous issues before," Bell said.

In fact, the shop has been so busy, they can't keep up. Bell said that they have been low on different guns and ammunitions for months, and that some gun production companies are backed up 2 1/2 years on orders.

Video @ KHQ

TSA to remove controversial X-ray scanners


Nearly ten years ago, TSA introduced its first backscatter x-ray machine in an airport.  The technology became instantly controversial due to its ability to produce nude images of airport passengers.  Privacy issues were taken to court, but the liberal courts ruled that national security was more important than a person’s privacy and modesty.

In an attempt to appease the public, TSA placed the people viewing the scans in a closed off room where they would have no contact or line of sight with the person being scanned.  However, this failed to quell the complaints that continued to flood the airport screeners.

Another concern that has been raised with the backscatter x-ray scanners was a health issue, especially for travelers who flew frequently.  Were frequent flyers being exposed to harmful amounts of radiation?  The question remains unresolved which is why TSA officials recently contracted the National Academy of Sciences to study the scanners and their effects on the human body.

At the moment, the backscatter x-ray machines are being used in 30 airports in the US.  They had plans to expand their use, until the company that provides the scanners and software said that they could not meet the congressionally ordered deadline to provide privacy software for the 174 scanners used at the 30 airports.

Rapiscan, notified TSA that they will not be able to meet the deadline, so TSA has cancelled its contract with Rapiscan and has announced plans to pull all of the backscatter x-ray scanners out of the airports.  They will be replaced with the millimeter wave scanners that are currently being used in 170 airports.  These scanners have privacy software that prevents the person from viewing the scans of being able to see a clearly defined nude image of the passengers.

The removal of the backscatter x-ray scanners should alleviate the concerns over privacy and over the harmful effects of frequent scans.  The millimeter wave scanners, at least for now seem to be the answer to both concerns.

MosinMags News


Hello and thank you all for the continued interest and support in the Mosin magazine project. Thank you for all your emails and inquiries and my apologies if I wasn't able to return them all. As some of you know, I run another company which specializes in custom fabrication and eats up most of my time and attention. I think I finally have to begrudgingly admit that I simply don't have the time and bandwidth right now to produce the mags myself. I would still definitely like to produce them, but I think I'll need a little help.

What I would like to do is open up discussions with anyone out there who might have the capability to do a medium to large-scale production of the mags. I will provide the prototypes, 3D renders, and my input and guidance along the way, but I'm looking for a company to basically run with the idea and I will take an understandably smaller slice of the pie, in more of a "licensing" sort of arrangement. I believe that the product has a lot of potential and I hate to see the project stagnate for lack of time.

If you are interested, please contact me at "" and tell me a little about your company and yourself. I want to do business with someone that has experience in this industry and is above all else, trustworthy and honest. Thanks for the continued enthusiasm and support, folks. I really appreciate it.

Have a great day,
-Richard R. Nagy

Reproduction 1877 "Bulldog" Gatling Gun

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SHOT Show 2013 Day 2 -

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Gunning for no change: Thousands of armed protestors gather at state capitols in pro-assault rifle rallies across the country

Via Don

 Magazine rights: Sisters Naphtali Rothrock, left, and Naomi Rothrock, both of Sprakers, New York joined the thousands in Albany

Mass turnout includes thousands in New York and hundreds in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Texas

Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish said he would push to allow 21-year-olds to carry guns on college campus

Thousands of gun advocates gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals around the U.S. to rally against stricter limits on firearms, with demonstrators carrying rifles and pistols in some places while those elsewhere settled for waving hand-scrawled signs or screaming themselves hoarse.

The size of crowds at each location varied - from dozens of people in South Dakota to 2,000 in New York. Large crowds also turned out in Connecticut, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state. 

Some demonstrators in Olympia, Wash., Phoenix, Salem, Ore., and Salt Lake City came with holstered handguns or rifles on their backs. At the Kentucky Capitol in Frankfort, attendees gave a special round of applause for 'the ladies that are packin'.

More @ Daily Mail

Report: Obama Ousting CENTCOM Chief Mattis

Via Don

“Word on the national security street is that General James Mattis is being given the bum’s rush out of his job as commander of Central Command, and is being told to vacate his office several months earlier than planned,” reports veteran national security correspondent Thomas E. Ricks.

It now appears likely that Gen. Mattis, a Marine Corps legend, will leave his post as head of America’s most important combatant command in March, several months earlier than planned. Ricks continues:

Why the hurry? Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, “And then what?

Inquiry along these lines apparently was not welcomed — at least in the CENTCOM view. 

Utah sheriffs warn Obama of deadly war over guns

Via dixieconvert

 Photo -

n the most strident warning over gun control to President Obama yet, the Utah Sheriffs' Association is pledging to go to war over any administration plan to take guns away, even if it means losing their lives.
Calling the Second Amendment a sacred right of citizens to protect themselves from "tyrannical subjugation," the association state elected sheriffs said in a new letter, "we are prepared to trade our lives for the preservation of its traditional interpretation."

Theirs is the first meaningful proof that some in law enforcement and the military are preparing to fight federal forces if the president wins his goal of sweeping gun control.

In a direct warning to Obama, the FBI and other agencies, the sheriffs wrote: "Make no mistake, as the duly-elected sheriffs our our respective counties, we will enforce the rights guaranteed to our citizens by the Constitution. No federal official will be permitted to descend upon our constituents and take from them what the Bill of Rights--in particular Amendment II--has given them."

$5,000 AK-47 Commemorative – K-Var Milled AK-47s – SHOT Show 2013

Garands from the Government II – The Guns Arrive


In the first installment of this series, if you missed it, I ordered six M1 Garands from the Civilian Marksmanship Program, or CMP. The premise is that now is the time to buy these historical treasures, before they dry up and get really expensive, like the 1903 Springfield has since it dried up through the CMP. There are a few details I have learned since that first article, partially from a post on the CMP forum. I wish the members had commented on our article, which was read over 45,000 times the first day it was out, so we’ll correct a couple things, and lets go shoot the guns!

I guess the most important thing they mentioned is that I missed some kind of rule that you are not allowed to re-sell them. This is a pretty big point wouldn’t you say? But for the life of me, after scouring the CMP website, I find no evidence of this whatsoever. In fact the site has no “rules” section at all, and the sales page specifically talks about Garands being hot collector’s items, which implies that you would horse trade them like any other collectible. Furthermore, there is no agreement in any way, shape, or form that you sign on the sales application , however there is a liability waiver.

Therefore, unless one of the geezers wants to come and comment here, and explain exactly from where that comment is derived, I am going to consider it a dead or non-issue. And no, by the way, none of these guns we ordered will be sold anytime soon.

 Next.The biggest mistake in the first article was in my description of the RM1SASSP, Springfield Service Grade Special, $950.

More @ Guns America

Pro golfer Phil Mickelson may leave US in response to state, federal income tax hikes


Professional golfer Phil Mickelson told reporters Sunday that he is considering “drastic changes” in response to state and federal income tax hikes — including possibly leaving the United States.

“It’s been an interesting off-season. And I’m going to have to make some drastic changes. I’m not going to jump the gun and do it right away, but I will be making some drastic changes,” Mickelson said during a press conference following the Humana Challenge golf tournament in La Quinta, Calif.

When pressed by reporters about whether those “drastic changes” could include leaving California or even the United States, the four-time major championship winner didn’t foreclose the possibility. But he made clear the reason he is considering such drastic options is the massive tax burden he now shoulders.

Terrorist Bill Ayers to Keynote Association of Teacher Educators Annual Meeting


Domestic terrorist Bill Ayers is set to be a keynote speaker at the annual meeting for the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) next month in Atlanta, GA.

ATE's website for the meeting describes Ayers' work on the topic of education. It fails to mention any of his prior radical activities, including his domestic terrorism activities, political actions from his days in the Weather Underground, or that he is a self-proclaimed "Communist--with a lower case c."

By whitewashing the most prominent aspects of Ayers's resume and passing off a domestic terrorist as an appropriate and benign speaker at their meeting, ATE is taking a radical political position.

As for Ayers, there is no better way for him to continue his documented attempts to influence youth than by facilitating his access to educational institutions.

As recently as last December obtained footage of Ayers speaking to students and educators at New York University (NYU). There he explained the importance of using the "classroom" as the place to cultivate change:

McConnell vows to block gun control measures


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, bracing for a challenge in the 2014 elections, promised Saturday to try to block President Barack Obama's gun-violence initiatives in a taped telephone recording sent across Kentucky.

"President Obama and his team are doing everything in their power to restrict your Constitutional right to keep and bear arms," McConnell said in the recording. "Their efforts to restrict your rights, invading your personal privacy and overstepping their bounds with executive orders, is just plain wrong."

Jesse Benton, McConnell's campaign manager, said the call went out to "several hundred-thousand gun owners and hunters across the state."

It came the same day that "Guns Across America" rallies were held in state capitals across the country, including Frankfort, where participants cradling guns jeered Obama's plans to clamp down on assault weapons and stiffen background checks.

More @ USA Today

Cruz doesn’t denounce NRA ad, charges gun-control backers with ‘hypocrisy’


Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday declined to criticize a controversial new National Rifle Association (NRA) ad, instead charging proponents of gun control with “hypocrisy” in the debate over gun violence.

The freshman Texas Republican was asked on NBC’s “Meet the Press” about the NRA ad released last week which referenced the president’s daughters.

"Look, I'm going to let people decide to run what ads they want,” said Cruz. “I do think there is a fundamental point here and that there is a point of hypocrisy when it comes to gun control, that many of the proponents of gun control are very wealthy, live in communities where they can outsource police protection, but you have a lot of people who are worried about preserving the safety of their own home."

"If you're talking to a single woman living in Anacostia who has the misfortune to live next to a crack house, to tell her she doesn't have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms, I think, is fundamentally wrong," he said.

Cruz accused President Obama of exploiting the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn. to push his own political agenda on gun control.

"What I don't think is constructive is what the president is doing right now, which is within minutes of that horrible tragedy in Newtown the president began trying to exploit that tragedy to push a gun control agenda that is designed to appeal to...his political partisans," he said.

More @ The Hill

General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson Born January 21, 1824


Excerpt from January 2012 Lee-Jackson Day Observance, Kinston, North Carolina, address by Bernhard Thuersam, North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission Chairman.

“I want to quote from John Esten Cooke’s Military Biography of Jackson in 1876 – he wrote of Jackson’s death:

“Apprised that his final moment was approaching, he sent kind messages to all his friends, the Generals and others; taking thus his leave of earth, and sending his…farewells. He who had passed through a thousand scenes of carnage, expired upon his bed, surrounded by weeping friends, who were taught by that….spectacle [of] how a Christian soldier can die.”  

Jackson was a born leader, and had that supreme spirit of combativeness, the very foundation of military success. But combativeness and military ardor do not make a commander – enterprise is essential, and this was the secret of Jackson’s astonishing success.  His rule was never to allow an enemy to rest, attack whenever possible, and press on until all opposition was broken down and the day gained. 

He always preferred to arrive, by forced marches, in the face of an unprepared enemy. A sluggish or unwary adversary was doomed already – when he least expected it, Jackson was before him, attacking with all the advantages of surprise. He aimed to succeed rather by sweat than blood.  Douglas McArthur’s Inchon landing in Korea was pure Stonewall Jackson. 

Jackson’s military movements were always based upon close calculation, and he was certainly not wanting in foresight and caution.  He seemed to have known what was in his power to achieve, and as thoroughly what was beyond his strength.  He generally kept open his lines of retreat and provided for potential disaster.

It may be said of him with truth, that he deserved victory. No man was more careful in the use of every precaution to ensure success, and no soldier was ever less indebted to sheer luck.  No general ever made a greater use of mystery. He would not permit his men to enquire about the names of towns through which they passed – he directed his troops to answer questions about destinations with “I don’t know.” 

Until all his arrangements were made, no adversary could draw him into action. When the final moment came, he attacked with all his strength – if one assault failed, he made a second.  If this failed, he sent in the reserve, if this didn’t retrieve fortune, he placed himself in front of his troops to conquer or die.  His battle cry was “give them the bayonet!”

Napoleon trusted his star, and Jackson it is rightly said, believed in his destiny -- and the Lord of Hosts – for his ability to gain success against his enemies. There were no half measures with him, he always favored decisive blows to his enemy.  Limited wars such as Korea and Vietnam would not have interested him. 

He was the only Southern general in favor of attacking the Northern invader at Fredericksburg; at night and to drive him relentlessly into the river.  At Port Republic he said “if the President will give me 60,000 men, I will be in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in two weeks.”  One certainly saw much of Stonewall Jackson in another Southern general -- George S. Patton. 

But Jackson was not a hard man. On the field he was absorbed with his task – but his bearing, his smile and the ready hand to his cap, were always courteous, and never seemed to lose the simple and modest air of kindly good Christian breeding. 

Had the war closed with Southern military success and his life intact, it is not likely he would have been a man of politics. It is certain he would have been a dominant man, and if dragged into the presidency would have administered government in accordance with his views of Christian right-thinking. 

As a man, his virtues were recognized even by his opponents. Humble before his Maker, gentle in daily life, a sincere politeness to every human being, steadfast in purpose, and when fully aroused, as in the crisis of battle, he was sublime in the fire of his spirit. 

As we all know here, his religion was his life. It was the broad foundation of all his thoughts and words and deeds. He seemed to live, consciously, under the very eye of God, and shaped all his actions with reference to Divine approval.  The question was always: “Am I conforming my life to the will of God.” 

No stain of insincerity, meanness, or vanity ever marred his character, the character which combines the loftiest virtues of the gentleman, the soldier, and the Christian.  He sleeps now, cold to praise and blame – and an example to us all.”

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman, North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission.

They Could Really Play The Game - Bevo Francis scores 116 points

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Bevo Francis (32) during a 1954 game. His N.C.A.A. single-game scoring record of 113 points stood until Tuesday night.

For 58 years, Clarence Francis, better known as Bevo, had been awaiting the phone call he received late Tuesday night, the one that told him his collegiate record of 113 points scored in a game was finally broken.

Bevo Francis (32) during a 1954 game. His N.C.A.A. single-game scoring record of 113 points stood until Tuesday night.
He was amazed the mark had stood for so long. 

“I knew in time somebody was going to break it,” Francis, 80, said Wednesday from his home in Washington Township, Ohio. 

On Tuesday night, Jack Taylor of Division III Grinnell College scored 138 points, smashing the record set by Francis, who was a 6-foot-9 center for Rio Grande College in Ohio. 

On Feb. 2, 1954, inside the Jackson High School gymnasium in Ohio, Francis made 38 of 70 shots and added 37 free throws against Hillsdale College of Michigan to set an N.C.A.A. mark that stood for nearly six decades. 

Francis said he and his wife, Jean, got a telephone call from a friend Tuesday night informing them of Taylor’s performance. Considering how much the game has changed since he played, Francis was surprised his mark stood for so many decades. 

“When I played we didn’t have the 1-and-1, we didn’t have the 3-point, nothing,” Francis said. 

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Dr. Alveda King, niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., tells Newsmax TV that she has “mixed emotions” about President Obama’s plans to use her uncle’s Bible to take the oath of office for his second term in the White House.

“I have been having mixed emotions about President Obama using the Lincoln Bible and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Bible at his inauguration,” King said in an exclusive interview this week. “I think by the time I’m actually sitting there observing this – I’ll be watching it on television – I think the mixed emotions will be gone and I’ll just be sad.”

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