Digital to Moleskine

Filed under:General,Shooting Sports,Technology — posted by 3wire on 9/18/2010 @ 2:33 pm

I have been using Moleskine notebooks and journals for years and just recently started taping and gluing stuff to the pages. ( like Shoot-N-C dots) This is a cool idea. I wonder if Hathcock kept his dope in a Moleskine.

Disarming America

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 4/5/2010 @ 2:56 pm

From: Warrior Times

This from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is an oldie but goody. I like to trot this one out from time to time when people ask me “why so much politics”,  “Why do you feel the need to post and re-post every little political blurb about guns and the Constitution“? There is even a pretty good gun website where right on the home page banner it says ” No Politics, Just Guns”. Wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to worry about our freedoms? But if that was the case we wouldn’t need Sheepdogs or Warriors.  I could spend a lot more time drinking Scotch and smoking cigars and less time scouring the Internet and Old Media looking for the next threat vector. Until that day, we remain as always.  Now here from 2007:

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Only a Small Fraction of Guns in Mexico Come From U.S.

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 4/2/2009 @ 12:43 pm

From: Fox

While 90 percent of the guns traced to the U.S. actually originated in the United States, the percent traced to the U.S. is only about 17 percent of the total number of guns reaching Mexico.

You’ve heard this shocking “fact” before — on TV and radio, in newspapers, on the Internet and from the highest politicians in the land: 90 percent of the weapons used to commit crimes in Mexico come from the United States.

— Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it to reporters on a flight to Mexico City.

— CBS newsman Bob Schieffer referred to it while interviewing President Obama.

— California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said at a Senate hearing: “It is unacceptable to have 90 percent of the guns that are picked up in Mexico and used to shoot judges, police officers and mayors … come from the United States.”

There’s just one problem with the 90 percent “statistic” and it’s a big one:

It’s just not true.

In fact, it’s not even close. By all accounts, it’s probably around 17 percent.

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Pro-gun Democrats oppose new assault weapon ban

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 3/26/2009 @ 9:07 pm

This is a few days old now but this is the kind of proactive effort we need if we are going to be successful in defending the constitution.  We should all contact these 65 representatives and thank them for their leadership in putting principal above party.

From: AP via Google

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five House Democrats said Wednesday that they would oppose any attempt by the Obama administration to revive a ban on military-style weapons that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994 and President George W. Bush let expire.

The pro-gun Democrats, led by Rep. Mike Ross, D-Ark., wrote Attorney General Eric Holder that they would “actively oppose any effort to reinstate the 1994 ban, or to pass any similar law.”

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D.C. Resident Told Her Gun “Wrong Color”

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,General,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 3/25/2009 @ 2:13 pm

From: SAF

…three Washington, D.C. residents today filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation by District of Columbia city government that arbitrarily bans handguns based on a roster of “acceptable” handguns approved by the State of California.

…Attorney Alan Gura, representing the plaintiffs in this case, noted that District bureaucrats “told Tracy Ambeau Hanson her gun was the wrong color.” Americans are not limited to a government list of approved books, or approved religions, he said. A handgun protected by the Second Amendment doesn’t need to appear on any government-approved list either.

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Obama Discriminating Against Gun Owners?

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 11/18/2008 @ 7:11 pm

It didn’t take long did it?

From: WND

One of Obama’s 63 questions for applicants who wish to work for the federal government is:

Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.

The only discernable reason this question about handgun, rifle or shotgun ownership would be asked is the same reason employers used to ask job seekers about their race, gender, age or ethnic background – that is, solely for the purpose of discriminating against the applicant. Indeed, this marks the first time a president has ever asked potential administration employees if they are exercising one of their constitutional rights as part of the weeding-out process.

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=81321

Fumbled Gun; Drop it!

Filed under:Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 9/11/2008 @ 10:21 pm

Great training tip. from Paul Markel     http://paulmarkel.com/

SCAR-L

Filed under:Gaming,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 6/2/2008 @ 9:51 pm

TomCat gets SCAR-L trigger time at the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) live fire event.

A liberal’s lament: The NRA might be right after all

Filed under:Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 10/4/2007 @ 10:10 am

Here is a guy that doesn’t let his political point of view get in the way of his principles. My hat is off to you sir.

From: A liberal’s lament: The NRA might be right after all
By Jonathan Turley

None of this is easy for someone raised to believe that the Second Amendment was the dividing line between the enlightenment and the dark ages of American culture. Yet, it is time to honestly reconsider this amendment and admit that … here’s the really hard part … the NRA may have been right. This does not mean that Charlton Heston is the new Rosa Parks or that no restrictions can be placed on gun ownership. But it does appear that gun ownership was made a protected right by the Framers and, while we might not celebrate it, it is time that we recognize it.

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Commies Amongst Us

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Culture War,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 6/26/2007 @ 6:03 pm

Apparently we aren’t the only ones who think Commies aren’t cool. This from Uncle Ted (Nugent) writing for the Waco Tribune on the Culture War, Paul McCartney firing a roadie for eating a hamburger, and the death tax. Good old Uncle Ted.

One hears the words of Mao Tse-Tung come broiling out of the mouths of its heroes, when Ted Kennedy and Hillary Clinton et al unflinchingly push for “redistribution of wealth.”

Central Texas’ own Chet Edwards has the audacity to support taxing the after-tax life savings of American families following the death of a loved one.

The unfair, un-American, unconstitutional death tax literally destroys mom-and-pop businesses across the land. Think about it.

The wall that once symbolized communism is down, yet some still want to give it a shot. Dear God in heaven, help us.

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How to Disarm America

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 4/30/2007 @ 8:47 am

This is how it begins. “Reasonable” people like this former US Ambassador start to talk about “how” it could be done. If you don’t find this proposal chilling then you should be one of the first in line to have your RFID implanted.

From:The Post-Gazette

The disarmament process would begin after the initial three-month amnesty. Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling and empty building. Thoroughness would be at the level of the sort of search that is carried out in Crime Scene Investigations. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm.

Clearly, since such sweeps could not take place all across a city, county, state or the country at the same time, guns would move. But fairly quickly there would begin to be gun-swept, gun-free areas where there should be no firearms. If there were, those carrying them would be subject to quick confiscation and prosecution. On the streets it would be a question of stopping and searching anyone, even Grandma with her walker, with the same penalties for “carrying.”

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What is a Barrel Shroud?

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 4/23/2007 @ 8:43 am

From: Tucker Carlson via You Tube

Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy introduced legislation in February that would ban weapons with certain “features”. Tucker gets her to admit she doesn’t even understand the language of her own bill.

Canada sets sights on dismantling gun registry

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 7/12/2006 @ 11:20 pm

From: The Seattle Times
By Maggie Farley
Los Angeles Times

TORONTO — Police began kicking down doors before dawn on a chilly May morning while gang members in Toronto’s Jamestown neighborhood still slept. By lunchtime, officers had made 106 arrests, collected 33 guns and announced they had broken an international gun ring run by the notorious Jamestown Crew

The raid was a shot across the bow from newly elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who says his Conservative Party government is going to spend its money on crime control, not gun control.

…”If you want a gun, you can get one in a day, a couple of hours maybe,” said Andrew Bacchus, 30, the founder of Toronto’s Vice Lords gang, who is now working with Breaking the Cycle, a gang-exiting program. “The gun registry hasn’t made any difference on that.”
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U.N. Gun Ban

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports,War on Terror — posted by 3wire on 6/9/2006 @ 2:28 am

From StopUNGunBan.Org

“This 4th of July, while you and your family celebrate the 230th Anniversary of the founding of our great nation, there’s one party you won’t be invited to…

…And that’s the party that Kofi Annan is throwing at United Nations headquarters in New York — using your tax dollars — for nearly fifty dictatorships, six terrorist states, governments that endorse execution based on religious faith, and a multitude of other nations from around the globe.

You see, this party isn’t to honor your freedoms — but to conspire to take them away. That’s right. Over our 4th of July holiday, while taps is played at Arlington National Cemetery to honor Americans who have sacrificed their lives for freedom…

…These dictatorships, terrorist states and so-called “free” nations of the world plan to meet on our home soil to finalize a U.N. treaty that would strip all citizens of all nations of their right to self-protection, and strip you of your rights under the Second Amendment.”

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NPR Has a Bias Problem

Filed under:Bill of Rights,General,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 5/18/2006 @ 2:48 pm

This email to NPR is from Brad Potter.

“Here’s what I just wrote about a story NPR ran Tuesday. The transcript follows.”

“On May 16th’s piece about firearm straw purchases, Kai introduces the story with the lead, “New York City’s Got a Gun Problem.” And you wonder why many listners accuse NPR of having a liberal bias? A more balanced lead would have been something like, “New York City’s Got a Murder Problem” or “New York City’s Got a Crime Problem.” When you cover stories on traffic deaths, do you lead with “New York City’s Got an Automobile Problem?” You also quote the mayor as saying guns bought in straw purchases from neighboring states have accounted for more than 500 NYC crimes in less than a decade. Let’s say it was over a full decade to make the math easier. That would be 50 crimes per year in a city of more than 10 million people. Most mayors would be bragging about such a tiny percentage. Your inflammatory lead and, in fact, your story selection, are not-too-subtle editorializing on what is supposed to be a straight journalism broadcast. Please label opinion pieces as such and just give me the straight news. Thanks!”

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CDC – Gun Control Has No Effect On Crime

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 1/31/2006 @ 3:51 am

From: William Campbell Douglass II, MD

GUN CONTROL LAWS HAVE NO DISCERNABLE EFFECT ON CRIME.

So says a master summary of more than 50 studies reviewing the hundreds, maybe thousands, of gun control laws enacted since the mid-1970s.

Now before you go assuming that these findings were compiled by the National Rifle Association or some far-right wacko cult, know this: This was the conclusion of the Center for Disease Control, a FEDERAL AGENCY controlled by the undeniably gun-hostile Department of Health and Human Services…

Believe me, if there were any way in the Universe that this data could have been spun, twisted, phrased, and presented in a way that looked favorably on all the paper, ink, time, money, energy, grief, heartache, and infringement of personal liberty these laws have consumed and caused, it WOULD HAVE BEEN. But there was no such way – because all these laws have added up to is a whole lot of nothing…

In fact, there are many reliable, unbiased studies out there that indicate violent crime INCREASES as more gun control regulations are implemented!

Now don’t read me wrong, here. This Big Brother craziness is BIGGER than simple six-shooters. I’m writing this to you today so that you’ll realize that the very government you depend on to protect some group of rights you DO believe in (especially when it comes to your healthcare freedoms and medical options) could turn on you in a second….

And when they do, you’ll regret not having spoken up about your Second Amendment rights when you had the chance – whether you’re a gun owner or not…

Why? Because if the government is allowed to arbitrarily regulate even this most fundamental of constitutionally guaranteed freedoms under the guise of “public health,” imagine how easily they could take charge of everything else. Imagine every aspect of your life being restricted in the name of what THEY think is best for your health: Your cars, TV shows, foods, medicines, homes, property, and on and on and on…

Somehow, I think the Founding Fathers intended that YOU should make these choices for yourself. Because as this example so clearly shows, when the government gets involved in things, we get only waste, fraud, deception, deceit, and an ever-tightening fist around every freedom we take for granted.

William Campbell Douglass II, MD

Federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein Ignores Law

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 12/11/2005 @ 5:17 am

From the NRA

On Wednesday, October 26, President George W. Bush signed into law the NRA-backed “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (S. 397)–legislation to end politically motivated lawsuits designed to bankrupt law-abiding American firearm manufacturers and retailers. S. 397 passed both chambers of Congress with broad bipartisan support; in recent years, 33 states have passed similar legislation.

Having lost this extremely significant battle in Congress, the anti-gunners have again taken their show to the courts–and activist judges–in an attempt to circumvent and challenge the new law.

On December 2, anti-gun New York Federal Judge Jack B. Weinstein ruled that New York City’s lawsuit against law-abiding firearm manufacturers and retailers could move forward.

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MP3 Jukebox built into AK 47 Magazine

Filed under:Shooting Sports,Technology — posted by 3wire on 12/4/2005 @ 1:32 am

gizmag Article: MP3 Jukebox built into AK47 Ammunition Magazine
AudioBooksForFree.Com, the No1 UK online mp3 audio book publishers, has released a one-of-a-kind MP3 portable jukebox – built into the ammunition magazine of a Kalashnikov AK-47 Assault rifle. The “AK-MP3 Jukebox” comes with 20GB storage capable to hold up to 9000 songs or 3000 hours of mp3 audio books.

No doubt this will be popular with Infidels and Jihadists alike. The perfect Ramadan shemagh stuffer.

Brady Campaign set to Challenge S. 397

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 10/24/2005 @ 4:32 pm

The “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (S. 397) passed last week but the fight is far from over.

From the NRA

“S. 397 won’t become law until the House and Senate formalize their passage of the bill and send it to President Bush for signature. When he does, it will be the law of the land but just the beginning of another phase of the battle.

The gun-ban groups and their cronies in the courtrooms have vowed to fight this law, in the same courtrooms that have allowed their baseless lawsuits to proceed unchecked. They will search for the right judge and hand-picked jury, and they will attempt to have this law declared unconstitutional. The Brady Campaign has already announced its intention to challenge the law commenting “Congress can pass the bill, the president can sign it, but this shameful law will not stand.” If they succeed, all of our hard-fought progress will be immediately undone.

We must defend this law in every jurisdiction of the land. We must defend our gains from rollback. And we must continue our overarching mission, the defense of the Second Amendment, against new threats that have emerged.”

House Passes Protection Of Lawful Commerce In Arms Act

Filed under:Bill of Rights,Shooting Sports — posted by 3wire on 10/20/2005 @ 6:21 pm

From the NRA-ILA

(Fairfax, VA) – Today the United States House of Representatives passed the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (S. 397) by a bipartisan vote of 283-144. The legislation now moves to President Bush’s desk for his expected signature.

Commenting on the passage of this landmark legislation, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, “This is an historic victory for the NRA. Freedom, truth and justice prevailed, and today S. 397 is one step closer to becoming the law of the land. No other industry is forced to defend themselves when a violent criminal they do not know, have never met and cannot control, misuses a legal non-defective product. American firearms manufacturers will now receive the same fair treatment.”

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