Monday, April 8, 2013

NY Gun Confiscation Underway – Citizens Told to Turn in Pistol Owner ID & Firearms

Via Steven Peter Yevchak, Sr.

 Gun Confiscation

Manasquan, NJ --( Remember all those who denied that firearms confiscation as a result of New York’s new gun laws was too “insane” to even consider?

That it was strictly in the realm of paranoid conspiracy theorists and the “it cant happen here crowd”?

Those were and remain some of the standard replies to anyone who even thought about the possibility, let alone gave voice to it, despite the fact that Gov Cuomo and numerous other officials made public comments about such a plan, as I discussed in my article “Feinstein & Cuomo Admit Planning Australian Style Government Gun Buy Back” .
Elected Officials, the media, various Gun Control Groups and their zealous forced disarmament supporters, even some firearms owners themselves all insisted it was to crazy to even consider.
There’s just one huge problem it is happening now in New York State!

It seems those that tried desperately to warn of such an insidious plot had hit the bullseye with their warnings after all. News came from multiple NY State based firearms enthusiast websites late Friday that confiscations of Pistol Owner ID Cards, as well as firearms and accessories has commenced in NY under the provisions of the horribly flawed, draconian and blatantly unconstitutional NY SAFE Act.
Those folks having their weapons and FID cards confiscated  have been discovered to have been prescribed multiple different types of psychotropic drugs, such as those for Depression or Anxiety.

These are known as SSRI ( Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors) class drugs and have the potential to cause serious and adverse side effects, something I wrote about extensively last week in an article that went viral in days and caused multiple Anti Gun and Progressive News Groups to initiate a concentrated denial of service hacker attack against Ammoland Shooting Sports News (see Daily KOS ” Keeping Track Of The RKBA Crowd”,  in an effort to keep the information from the public.

From NY
“John Doe, an upstanding professional with no outstanding criminal convictions and no history of violent action received a letter from the Pistol Permit Department informing him that his license was immediately revoked upon information that he was seeing a therapist for anxiety and had been prescribed an anxiety drug. He was never suicidal, never violent, and has no criminal history. The New York State Department of Health is apparently conducting a search of medical records to determine who is being treated for anxiety drugs and using this as a basis for handgun license revocation.
Those are the facts. Nothing more, nothing less.”

 More @ Ammoland

For Miss Violet

I guess the picture with Jenny Jitterbugging is at Dixieland, but I found a different one from earlier and added another as it was in the same place. Too bad we have to get old.......:)

The Sunday Star, Washington, D.C January 2, 1955 TODAY in Society (How times have changed.:)

US Army's last tanks depart from Germany

Via Carl


The U.S. Army’s 69-year history of basing main battle tanks on German soil quietly ended last month when 22 Abrams tanks, a main feature of armored combat units throughout the Cold War, embarked for the U.S.

The departure of the last M-1 Abrams tanks coincides with the inactivation of two of the Army’s Germany-based heavy brigades. Last year, the 170th Infantry out of Baumholder disbanded. And the 172nd Separate Infantry Brigade at Grafenwöhr is in the process of doing the same.

On March 18, the remaining tanks were loaded up at the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s railhead in Kaiserslautern where they then made the journey to the shipping port in Bremerhaven, Germany. There they boarded a ship bound for South Carolina.

The tanks belonged to the 172nd along with a mix that were leftover from other units, according to the 21st TSC.

“It is an honor to be one of the soldiers escorting the last battle tanks out of Germany,” said Sgt. Jeremy Jordan of the 529th Military Police Company, in an Army story about the journey. “As these tanks sail back to the U.S., we are closing a chapter in history.”

Mints & Yankees

On 4 April 1861 the Confederate States seized the US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia. During the 1830s & 1840s  there was a gold rush in northern Georgia and southern North Carolina. With typical government efficiency, the US mint refused for a long time to establish branch mints at Charlotte & Dahlonega. Two German brothers, the Bechtlers, set up a minting operation in Rutherfordton from 1830 - 1852, minting the first gold dollars, $2.50, & $5 pieces. I have heard but not seen proved that in many parts of the South the Bechtlers, being more common that US money, were preferred to it. If the Bechtlers tried to do that today, O'barmer & his trolls would throw 'em in jail. 

On 4 April 1864 at the Battle of Mansfield General Richard Taylor routed yankee troops. Son of Zachary Taylor, Richard Taylor wrote one of the most entertaining and clear-eyed memoirs of the war, Destruction & Reconstruction.

Taylor's victory stopped cold yankee General Nathaniel Banks Red River Campaign in which the northern army committed atrocities like opening fire on civilians out for a Sunday walk. They terrified slaves into leaving their plantations then abandoned them, leaving them in camps to die by the hundreds. It was, I believe, Louisiana Government Henry Watkins Allen who collected depositions from civilians about the Red River Campaign, and published them in book form.

It's one of the few books I have ever had to push away from, sobbing.

DHS's Religious Extremism Chart

The Life and Music of Stephen Foster



BHA’s Living History Program presents:
The Life and Music of Stephen Foster

The Beaufort Historical Association’s Living History Program will feature a presentation on the life and music of American composer Stephen Collins Foster, Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m. in the c.1796 Courthouse on the Beaufort Historic Site, 100 Block Turner Street, Beaufort.

The narration about Foster’s life will be presented by Bob Malone and interspersed with a musical selection of some of Stephen Foster’s most popular songs performed by Harmony Creek.

Foster, known as the “father of American music“, was a songwriter known for his parlor and minstrel music. Foster wrote over 200 songs; some of the most popular including; “Oh! Susanna“, “Camptown Races“, “Old Folks at Home“, “My Old Kentucky Home“, “Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair“, “Old Black Joe“, “Massa’s in the Cold Ground”, among many others. Many of his compositions remain popular and recognizable today.

Other programs and events taking place in the 2013 Living History Program include; Children’s Quilling Workshop, Adult Depression Bead Workshop, Children’s Paper Making Workshop, Children’s Colonial History Program, Children’s Pine Needle Workshop, Adult Pine Needle Workshop, Knotless Netting Workshop, Weaving Workshop and more.

As part of the Beaufort Historical Association’s mission to educate and preserve history there will be no fee for the presentation on the life and music of American composer Stephen Collins Foster, but seating is limited and reservations are recommended. For dates, times and more information about the presentation on the life and music of Steven Foster Collins or to reserve you seat, please call the Beaufort Historical Association at 252-728-5225. More information on this and other Living History 
Programs can also be found by online at

Femen Stages a 'Topless Jihad'

Via Horace

Maybe we can recruit them to be the III Shock Troops. (No pun intended)
 "A warning, nearly every photo depicts nudity, and most contain offensive language."

Former SEAL on Gun Control Tyrants

Obama's Worst Nightmare: Dads, Daughters, and Guns


Via Cousin John

Saturday April 13, 2013

1:00 PM  in front of the Carving Reflection Pool


HOSTED BY: The GEORGIA Society Military Order of the Stars & Bars 

David Denard  Commander of the GA. Society  MOS&B


The Georgia  Division Sons of Confederate Veterans

Guest Speaker : Cassy Gray Editor of the Stainless Banner

Honor Guard Men & Ladies needed !

 Contact: Dennis Cook 706-247-5086 or Joe Bath 770-554-9377

Artillery needed Contact: Leonard Draper OR at 404-401-5591 or 770-949-3014

Everyone interested met at Sky Lift parking lot 11am


DAVID DENARD  706-678-7720  OR

DAVID FLOYD     770-979-2637  OR


GRNC: Stop MAIG from taking your rights - Act Now


Gun Rights Supporters:

As you may know, the so-called Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) are feverishly working to advance the cause of unconstitutional laws in the interest of diminishing your inalienable rights as Americans. They are currently peddling a petition across North Carolina.

According to their lapdogs at the supposed North Carolinians Against Gun Violence (NCGV) they have enlisted over 39,000 of your fellow NC citizens to sign this petition begging for the shackles of tyranny. 

Tank porn

Via onepamop

САУ "Гвоздика" на марше 

Something is Rotten in Washington: Does Congress Care about American Workers?

Mike Scruggs

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Since the extraordinarily shortsighted Immigration Act of 1965, which created the phenomenon of “Chain Migration,” U.S. immigration laws have benefited new immigrants and employers looking for cheaper labor costs. Their benefit was, however, at the expense of most American workers and taxpayers. The business lobbies whose constituents benefited from this reallocation of wealth soon realized that they possessed a highly profitable competitive advantage dependent on a steady supply of cheap foreign labor, legal or illegal. This supply hinged on Federal Government immigration policy.  It is not surprising that these business lobbies have found lobbying Congress for more immigrants, guest-worker programs, amnesties, and reduced immigration law enforcement a profitable investment.

     Our immigration problems were tremendously expanded with the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act. What President Reagan thought was supposed to be an amnesty of a little more than a million turned out to be nearly three million. Biased estimates, rampant fraud, and sloppy and half-hearted enforcement accounted for the difference.  In addition, the enforcement provisions of the 1986 Act were blocked by various disingenuous legislative and legal means.

     According to the Sunlight Foundation,  $1.5 billion was spent on immigration lobbying from 2007 to 2012. Most of this money came from ethnic activist organizations (seeking more political power), universities (with a vested tuition revenue interest in more foreign students), chambers of commerce, and industries that profit from cheap foreign labor. These institutions have developed a globalist ideology that assumes all immigration is profitable to America. That ideology remains popular, but it is based largely on nostalgia, the bias of self-interest, and badly flawed analysis.

    Harvard Labor Economist George Borjas, himself a Cuban immigrant, has aptly described our present immigration system as a transfer of wealth from American workers and taxpayers, to new immigrants and business interests using cheap foreign labor. According to Borjas’s research and analysis, from 1980 to 2000, average American real (inflation adjusted) wages were cumulatively depressed by $1,700 per year due to increased competition from imported or illegally entered foreign labor. Over 26 million new immigrants arrived during that period.

     Nearly 14 million arrived in the decade ending in 2010, peaking at 2.9 million for the two-year period of 2004-5. Adjusting for this additional decade of high immigrant arrival, real wage suppression is probably over $2,600 per year per worker—a $372 billion dollar annual dent in the buying power of over 143 million American workers, based on the March 2013 BLS Household Survey.  According to the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR), taxpayers are footing annual costs associated with illegal immigration of at least $84 billion per year in increased education, healthcare, and law enforcement costs alone.  Most of these are borne by state and local governments. These fiscal costs are essentially corporate subsidies to businesses that use illegal immigrant labor.

     Who are these business lobbies that are advocating for policies that help themselves but hurt American workers and taxpayers?  They all claim to be defenders of free enterprise and a free economy, and they all have their “Court” economists (as in the Court Prophets of the Bible) to show their indispensable contribution to the American economy. But when there are 7 to 8 million illegal immigrants holding U.S. jobs and more than 20 million Americans who want a full time job and cannot find one, something is rotten in Washington. Hourly wages for unskilled workers have declined 22 percent since 1979. Yet these corporate lobbyists, and amnesty and guest-worker expansionists Senator John McCain (R. AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R, SC) are claiming there is a labor shortage!  When wages fall, it means there is an excess of labor. Unfortunately, we have a main-stream-media that refuses to call McCain and Graham on these outrageous claims.

     Meanwhile McCain and Graham are part of the Gang of-Eight that is sponsoring the Schumer-Rubio Immigration Reform bill that allows for immediate amnesty and expanded guest-worker programs. Schumer, by the way, was a key instigator in blocking  one of the 1986 Act’s enforcement provisions. Don’t expect a different Schumer in 2013.

     Senator Jeff Sessions (R, AL) is fortunately opposing the Gang’s amnesty and guest-worker plans. It is good to see a Republican standing up for American workers and unafraid to oppose giant cheap foreign labor lobbies like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Here are some recent words for the U.S. Chamber by Senator Sessions:

“The Chamber’s primary goal has never been to establish a lawful immigration system and secure our borders, but to get as much cheap labor as possible—regardless of how it impacts American workers, legal immigrants, and taxpayers in general.”

     There are several other PAC and lobbyist organizations that claim to be for freedom and prosperity but whose liberal immigration positions put them on the side of the Big Business advocates of unlimited cheap foreign labor and thereby against the interests of American workers, small and independent businesses, and individual income taxpayers. Here are some on the list of 2012 election endorsers for Senator Jeff Flake (R, AZ), another sponsor of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty and guest-worker expansion: The Club for Growth, probably Flake’s biggest financial supporter; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, of course; and FreedomWorks. Flake recently announced that a Republican presidential candidate who supports gay marriage is inevitable, but that he did not foresee changing his position (He is a Mormon with five children.). However, one of his 2012 endorsers was GOProud, a gay rights PAC. (Source: Project Vote Smart.)

     Meanwhile, the RINO jellyfish war cry is to vote for amnesty to get  Hispanic votes. Yet very reputable research over the last twelve years indicates Republicans would not gain Hispanic votes by supporting amnesty. Hispanic voters like the Democrat Party because they prefer big government healthcare and welfare programs and don’t care about taxes.  The latest research by the Center for Immigration Studies indicates conservative non-Hispanic whites would react strongly against Republican House members voting for amnesty. Amnesty is Republican suicide.

Lines for ammo long at Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Ontario

 Gun Show Calendar

Ammunition was the hot item Saturday as gun enthusiasts from around Southern California converged on the Ontario Convention Center for the first day of the two-day Crossroads of the West Gun Show. 

The Ontario Convention Center was busy with some people arriving and others leaving with such purchases as walking sticks to firearms cases. But of all the items available, ammo was at the top of many shopping lists.

At one point, a line to purchase ammunition was snaking around the exhibit hall, said Bob Templeton, the owner of the gun show. It was taking about three hours for shoppers to make their way to the head of the line, he said. catch up with the demand." 

Among the gun dealers at the show was Lou Preciado, co-owner of the High Impact Tactical Fire Arms in Upland, who said his customers are uneasy about potential gun-control legislation affecting firearms and ammunition purchases, setting off brisk sales.

Customers are buying both ammunition and firearms, he said.

I can't keep guns on the wall," he said. "I'm down to two handguns. Normally my shelves are filled with handguns

 More @ Daily Bulletin

Man Facing Charges After Killing Bear In His Backyard

A 76-year-old Auburn man is facing charges after killing a bear in his backyard.

Richard Ahlstrand told WBZ-TV he was stocking his bird feeder Friday night when a bear about seven feet tall and 300-to-400 pounds started chasing him.

That’s when he turned his shotgun on the bear.

“I didn’t have time to aim through the sights, but I aimed in the direction of the head on this thing and I pulled the trigger before it got to me.  It just dropped,” he said.

Ahlstrand said he was carrying the shotgun Friday night because he thought he saw the bear in his yard Thursday.

“If that ever jumped on me, I wouldn’t even be here right know, I don’t think.  I know it was going to seriously maul me,” he said.

Ahlstrand is now charged with illegally killing a bear, illegally baiting a bear, illegal possession of a firearm and failing to secure a weapon.

More @ CBS

Do You Need Government Protection From Sarah Palin, Ron Paul And Rush Limbaugh?

Via avordvet

In his “farewell address” before Congress, libertarian Republican Ron Paul asked in so many words, “why is liberty so hard to sell?”

Congressman Paul answered that question at length in his speech (which you can read here),but in summary, he said that in the early part of the 20th Century, “The majority of Americans and many government officials agreed that sacrificing some liberty was necessary to carry out what some claimed to be “progressive” ideas.

Pure democracy became acceptable… They failed to recognize that what they were doing was exactly opposite of what the colonists were seeking when they broke away from the British.”

Hundreds of Texas Educators Take Free Concealed Handgun Class


Before he was killed, former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle envisioned a concealed handgun training class for educators. Yesterday this vision came to life when over 700 teachers and administrators attended the all-day session on gun laws and their safety. The class took place at a school in the Dallas-Forth Worth area.

Dalworthington Police Chief Bill Waybourn planned the class with Kyle and was happy to see the results, “It went from 20 to 30 teachers to the more than 700 we have here today. It just exploded with Chris’ involvement”.

More @ Cowboy Byte

Guns Responsible for Global Warming

Their assaults on guns are driving the liberals batty.

Frustration is taking its toll in the liberals’ war against guns. President Obama, pushing his broad gun control agenda, said we should be ashamed if we’ve forgotten the Newtown shooting so soon. The New York Times opined that Obama is being shouted down by the “gun lobby,” even though he and Biden had been crisscrossing the country “…making a forceful case for a package of laws that would reduce gun violence.”

That, of course, is the media narrative on gun control. For every issue there is a narrative: a set of assumptions and boundaries of thought with which every story (and editorial) is tailored to agree. False narratives usually serve the left well. For over eighteen months, American politics was forced into as media narrative tat ignored everything else and focused on Obamacare which, we were told, would make healthcare cheaper and more available, the precise opposites of its effect. For months before that, we were told Obama’s “stimulus” would create tens of thousands of jobs and get our economy growing. It did no such thing, but the media narrative helped it become law.

Now the gun control narrative is equally false, and borders on the insane. It has become so wacky that it resembles the left’s hysteria on “global warming.”

Start with Obama’s first premise: that his agenda would prevent more school massacres like the Newtown shooting. But we’ve already seen the centerpiece of his agenda fail: there’s no evidence that there was a drop in crimes committed with so-called “assault weapons” during the ten years the earlier ban was in effect. And for all the burgeoning sales of “assault weapons” for almost a year, where’s the outbreak of crimes and mass murders they cause? Maybe someone needs to draw a “hockey stick” curve to “prove” to Chris Matthews that the “assault weapons” really are the problem. (We know global warming – if it ever existed – ended sixteen years ago but there’s no arguing facts against the liberal narrative.)

Maybe the libs want to tie gun control to global warming.

Spring 2013 NC PATCON: 11 days until the 19th

Please send in your check now.

Some changes below.

I. If you are planning to attend the PATCON, please send $20 per person by the 19th of April to

Brock Townsend
319 Holly Lane
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

II.  If you are planning to attend the TCCC,  please send $100 per person by the 19th of April to

Brock Townsend
319 Holly Lane
Cape Carteret, NC 28584

Attendees should wear weather appropriate clothing and clothes they don't mind getting dirty.
Some of the program will involve alternating between being a rescuer and a casualty.

All should bring a .223/5.56 firearm with a sling to class BUT NO AMMO. They can leave
that in their auto or campsite. If they don't own one, another rifle or replica will suffice.

                                                          9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.             

III.                                                   Sunday May 5th 2013
2nd Amendment Rally

Tentative schedule

 1:00 until ?

 NC Representative Larry G. Pittman  will present a sermon based on Galatians 1:10.

There will be speakers for approximately 2 hours followed by a general meet up.

700 Retired Spec Ops Professionals to Congress: Form a Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi

Via avordvet

700 Retired Military Special Operations Professionals Submit Benghazi Letter to Congress Urging Support of Select Committee Investigation

It has been more than six months since the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that cost four Americans — including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens — their lives.  Yet, the picture is not much clearer than it was in the weeks after the tragedy.  It seems the government and the media have largely moved on.

But now, a staggering 700 retired Military Special Operations professionals have submitted a letter to Congress urging all members of the U.S. House of Representatives to support H.Res. 36, which would create a House Select Committee to investigate the deadly September 11 attack.

“It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries,” the letter states.  “Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan inquiry an imperative.”

The letter proceeds to list roughly 20 questions the retired professionals believe “at a minimum” need to be addressed.  Many are so straightforward that, reading them back-to-back, it’s stunning we still don’t have the answers.  The questions include:

ACLU understands that the bill before the Senate next week is essentially a gun registration system

Via Angry Mike

Harry Ried's bill that will be before the Senate this next week reads in part:
. . . shall include a provision requiring a record of transaction of any transfer that occurred between an unlicensed transferor and unlicensed transferee accordance with paragraph . . . .
A top lobbyist for the ACLU describes the bill to the Daily Caller this way:
“The first is that it treats the records for private purchases very differently than purchases made through licensed sellers. Under existing law, most information regarding an approved purchase is destroyed within 24 hours when a licensed seller does a [National Instant Criminal Background Check System] check now,” Calabrese said, “and almost all of it is destroyed within 90 days.” 
Calabrese wouldn’t characterize the current legislation’s record-keeping provision as a “national gun registry” — which the White House has denied pursuing — but he did say that such a registry could be “a second step.” . . .

More @ John Lott