Tuesday
May142013

Get Out of New York Before Cuomo Kills You

“An upstate man was arrested under the state’s new gun law when troopers found him with a legally registered pistol that had a magazine that held nine bullets – two more than the new statute allows,” lohud.com reports. “Troopers from the New Lebanon barracks in Columbia County stopped a car driven by Gregory D. Dean Jr., 31, of Hopewell Junction, around 9:45 p.m. Sunday on Route 22 because the vehicle’s license-plate lamp was not working. While interviewing Dean, troopers noticed a handgun on the front seat, partially covered by a sweatshirt. The troopers determined the gun, a .40-caliber pistol, was legally registered and possessed. However

when the troopers inspected the pistol, its magazine contained the nine bullets – New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act only allows seven bullets per magazine.

The Troopers charged Dean with unlawful possession of certain ammunition feeding devices and third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation. They’re misdemeanors, but if convicted he will lose his gun rights.

This is not going to play well in Poughkeepsie. Or any of the free states like Texas.  TheBlaze.com picked up the story last night and Ive seen it all over Zite.  Judging by the comments underneath the posts, there is little love for NY’s SAFE Act. This thing is headed for an interesting court fight.

Law Enforcement can take a gun off a legally armed citizen to protect their safety, but what gives them the right to do an illegal search of a magazine without a search warrant. Does New York disregard all the Bill of Rights?  Are you New Yorkers subject to the Constitution or the Queen like Canada?

This incident is going to put magazine capacity limits back in the spotlight, which is a good thing.These laws only have no effect on criminals and crazies. Their only purpose is to turn law abiding gun owners into criminals and take away their right to keep and bear arms.

The clock is ticking on mandatory “assault rifle” registration in the Empire State, which goes into affect on April 15, 2014.

If you live in New York, your safety has been compromised by the Progressives.  That shit would never float in Texas, Utah, Arizona or any other state worth living in.  Get the F out of the Empire State before this happens to you:

Monday
May132013

Ammogate - It's Not What You Think - June Boycott Will Fix It

Current ammunition shortages are driven by consumer demand, which has spiked due to the ongoing attacks on gun owners rights by Progressives.  But thats where the government involvement ends. 

DHS and other federal agencies are NOT the problem with suppy.  Since Moby Dick was a minnow the feds have been buying and shooting millions of rounds of ammo a year.  Federal agents qualify with high quality carry ammo four times a year.  The feds only shoot what they carry. Each agent can easily shoot 1,000+ rounds during their annual training and practice sessions.

The feds dont by .22LR and buy a tiny amount of 9mm since most agents now carry .40S&W and .357SIG handguns.  In fact, the ammo that DHS buys has never been sold by Walmart, Academy Sports or any other popular retail outlet.

The Internet is filled with stories about the Department of Homeland Security allegedly buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition. The feds are buying ammunition lots of ammo as they always have but not that much and not all at once.

DHS has a contract to buy up to 750 million rounds of ammo over the next five years. That ammo is for 90 federal agencies to use at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

A separate five-year contract allows DHS to buy up to 450 million rounds of ammo for federal law enforcement agents like  the Secret Service, Border Border, Customs, ICE and Homeland Security Investigations and the Coast Guard. These agencies employ about 100,000 law enforcement personnel.

If you add it up, the government contracts are for up to 1.2 billion rounds. But thats the ceiling and doesnt mean thats how much the government will buy. Plus, its spread out over the next five years.

In fact, over the last three years DHS has actually purchased fewer rounds of ammunition each year.  The number of rounds purchased has fallen from 148.3 million in fiscal 2010 to 103.2 million rounds in 2012.

The federal government is combining several contracts and basically buying in bulk to leverage the purchasing power of the entire Department to efficiently procure equipment and supplies at significantly lower costs.  Again, this has been going on since at least 1976 when I started working for the Secret Service, which like Customs was under the Department of the Treasury and have now been moved to DHS.

One of major government suppliers of ammo is Federal Premium Ammunition. A statement on the companys website says the DHS contract makes up a very small percentage of our total ammunition output. This contract is not taking ammunition away from civilians.

A spokesman for the ammo maker says The current increase in demand is attributed to the civilian market. Our production volumes on government contracts have been stable since the mid-2000s.

Ive been following the gun, ammo and magazine shortage since Sandy Hook.  There are a number of factors, including tens of millions of new gun owners since 2008 (when Obama was elected) and the progressive agenda, which keeps gun control in the daily news, that are causing the shortage.

The primary cause of the current civilian ammo shortage is GREED.  Truck Greeters stand on line for hours waiting at Walmart, Academy Sports and other large retailers, and they buy up the supply, 3 boxes at a time.  As the line grows, more ammo goes and the supply is diminished in 15-30 minutes.

The ammo that the Truck Greeters are buying up is not being shot, its being re-sold at a 500-1,000% mark-up.  Popular .22LR which was selling for .03-.05 cents a round in 2012 is being routinely resold online, at gun shows and in flea markets for .35+ cents a round.  Do the math.

Since Obama was elected in 2008 about 75 million new guns have been sold to civilians in the United States.  You can find guns and magazines but you cant find ammo unless you are willing to stand in line for hours or pay premium prices.  Yes, its price gouging but its not illegal. 

The bottom line is the problem is not the government, its the gun community, specifically a greedy few who are buying up all the ammo and selling it for 5 to 10 times the amount they purchased it for at Walmart.

I believe a significant portion of this ammo is making its way to small retailer and large online sellers.  Its a Dirty little secret.  Look no further than Glen Becks radio show and the Sportsman Channel to find one of the most greedy culprits.  Theyre selling millions of rounds, but believe me, it aint Cheap.

Its true that the gun and ammo manufacturers have raised their prices, but the rise is closer to 10% or less, not 1000%.  They are both working overtime, having adding shifts to meet demand.  But demand is not going to be met until the supply side can be replenished.

Every round that arrives at every retail outlet is gone within an hour.  The ammo is then marked up and sold to desperate buyers at 500+% premium.  Theres a simple solution to this problem.  STOP BUYING AMMO.

If you are down to zero and cant load your guns, find some ammo this month.  BUT THEN STOP BUYING AMMO.  If you dont have a gun, buy it this month and find one box of ammo before June 1.

If nobody purchases a single round of ammo during the month of June, the retailers will be able to re-stock their supply and the shelves will be full on July 1.  The greedy truck greeters will be forced to lower their prices in July to compete.  By August 1, the supply problem would be solved.  Of course higher prices are not going away. But 10-20% is a lot better than 500-1000% if I remember my grade school math correctly.

Of course  the ammo boycott is not going to happen and the problem is going to continue.  But at some point the market will correct.  Unfortunately, its going to cost more as manufacturers and suppliers will continue to raise their prices. You can thank the greedy truck greeters for this next time you show up at Walmart and see more than a dozen of them waiting in line for the 7 oclock truck!

When it comes to the ammo shortage, we have identified the enemy, and the enemy is us.  Greedy gun guys are the problem.  A June ammo buying boycott is the solution. 

Saturday
May112013

Guns Used 2.5 million Times a Year for Self-Defense 

Gun control advocates (progressives) want more legislation that will restrict access to firearms. Their supposed rationale for such legislation is to reduce accidental shootings and the criminal use of guns against innocents.

But if harm reduction is the goal, progressives should pause to consider how many crimesmurders, rapes, assaults, robberiesare thwarted by ordinary persons who were fortunate enough to have access to a gun. Gun control proponents cannot deny that people use guns successfully against criminals, but they tend to play down how often such events take place.

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

Criminals will often flee the scene when they discover that their intended target has a gun. With no shots fired, no injuries, and no suspect in custody, news organizations never report it.  Its important to remember that news reports only provide us with an imperfect picture of defensive gun use in America.

When a citizen is able to shoot an attacker or hold a rapist or robber until the police arrive, it is very likely that more than one crime has been prevented because if the culprit had not been stopped, he would have targeted countless other citizens as well.

We will never change gun banners.  Their goal is disarmament of law abiding citizens not public safety. 

Police investigate significantly more crime than they stop.  We the people are the first responders.
The bottom line is that gun owners stop more criminal mayhem every year than law enforcement officers.

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A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselvesand include all men capable of bearing armsTo preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always posses arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use themThe mind that aims at a select militia, must be influenced by a truly anti-republican principle.  -Melancton Smith, Additional Letters From The Federal Farmer, 1788.

Friday
May102013

NSSF Fires Reed Exhibitions from SHOT Show®

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Reed Exhibitions to terminate the agreement the parties had for the management of the SHOT Show®. Accordingly, effective immediately, Reed Exhibitions will no longer be manager and producer of the SHOT Show.

Reed Exhibitions provided service to NSSF and the customers of the SHOT Show for more than three decades, however, the companys decision to restrict the sale of certain types of firearms this year at its consumer hunting and fishing show an event unrelated to NSSF and the SHOT Show was in conflict with NSSFs mission to serve the shooting sports industry. As a result, both organizations decided it was in the best interest of the SHOT Show to end their relationship.

NSSF is actively engaged in the process of identifying a new show management company to manage and produce the SHOT Show beginning with the 2014 SHOT Show.

The SHOT Show the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show is owned and sponsored by NSSF. It is the largest and most comprehensive trade show for all professionals involved with the shooting sports, hunting and law enforcement industries. The 2014 SHOT Show will be held Jan. 14-17 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. 

Bonzer Wolf has Media Credentials issued by NSSF and will be returning to Las Vegas for the first time in over two years to cover the 2014 SHOT Show.

The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 8,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmens organizations and publishers. For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

Thursday
May092013

Progressives Pose Greatest Danger to Freedom in America

Eric Holders Department of Justice says firearms-related homicides have dropped to 11,101 in 2011 from 18,253 - a reduction of 39%. 

Meanwhile, the Pew Research Center found gun homicides fell to 3.6 per 100,000 people in 2010 from 7 in 1993.

The figures were released three weeks after the U.S. Senate rejected passing more federal gun control laws.

Obama has campaigned for tighter firearms laws since being re-elected in November 2012.

Both reports found the rate of non-lethal crimes involving guns had also fallen significantly over the same period.

The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that non-fatal firearms crimes dropped by 69% from 1.5 million to 467,300 during the period under study.

Despite the drop, some 56% of Americans believe gun crime is higher than two decades ago and only 12% think it is lower, according to the Pew Research Center. This is a direct result of the main stream media spreading Progressive Propaganda for the Obamanation and the progressive education system in the USA.  I believe that Progressives, including the main stream media and current education system in the United States currently pose the greatest threat to our freedom, by continuously usurping the Bill of Rights.  Progressives are a danger to the Constitutional Republic and our unique American culture.

Pew also found that African Americans made up a disproportionate share of gun homicide victims - 55% in 2010, despite accounting for 13% of the overall population. See Gun Free cities like Chicago and Washington D.C. for details.

In 2010, white people were 25% of victims but 65% of the population.  Hispanics were 17% of victims and 16% of the population.

Gun Free Zones are magnets for criminals and crazies.  Law abiding gun owners and concealed carry permit holders have been proven to deter crime and make the country safer for all of us, including law enforcement officers.

We are not going to change the less than a third of Americans who are hard core gun grabbing liberal fascists.  Less than 1 million viewers a day tune in to hear Maddow and her ilk preach progressive propaganda. 

We need to concentrate on growing the gun culture, the shooting sports, and both Constitutional and concealed carry.  This ammo shortage is not going to last forever. 

Im going to do my part today by gearing up and heading over to Academy Sports and Outdoors.  Details to follow

I dont know if hes an actor but I do know hes an irresponsible dumb ass, which is why Progressive gun banners used him.  If youre not a member of the NRA , youre part of the problem.