Saturday, September 30, 2006
No. The one-on-one average police officer versus bad guy gun battle results in a draw. 50% of the time the cop wins, and 50% of the time more cops must arrive to avenge the dead or wounded cop that was taken out. 10% of all police deaths are from their own guns taken from them then used to kill them. You can't put in what nature left out. Some people are better than others when it comes to ALL of lifes endeavors, and pistolplay is no different. Even with the advantage of training and being armed with far superior firepower (usually), the police officer is after all facing one of the universe's ultimate predators in the dedicated criminal who isn't going down without one helluva fuss. And the police have rules of engagement. The bad guy does not.
The latest cop-killing here in Florida illustrates the above. One cop dead, one in the hospital, one police dog dead, and after reinforcements arrive, one bad guy 3D (definitely done dancing).
"Other prosecution testimony yesterday may ultimately prove more tactical than the fiancé's. An NYPD firearms expert, for instance, told jurors that Fleming's gun, a massive .357 Magnum revolver, needs at least four pounds of trigger pressure to fire, and can't go off accidentally if merely jostled or dropped."
It'd be interesting to know how many times the same "Expert" has testified, as they all do, about how easy it is to discharge a firearm that has a 4 lb. trigger pull. If he's really an expert then he's spoken on behalf of cops who've squeezed when they should not have, and swayed a jury as to how easy it is to exert 4 lbs. of pressure in certain situations.
Because it is. Because NYC believes this to be true and has Glock install 8 lb. triggers in police firearms, as the stock 5.5 ones are far too "dangerous" for street use. If the killers' lawyer has anything on the ball he'll trot in his own NYPD experts who'll testify that the 35,000 cops on the force cannot use a trigger that light and bombard the jury with page after page of NYPD generated studies proving it to be so.
The spoiled little rich girl who dared them to shoot her.
The infamously incompetent NYPD twisting the truth to suit them.
Only big cities breed so truly dumbass a combo.
Friday, September 29, 2006
Such club shall not permit shooting at targets that depict human figures, human effigies, human silhouettes or any human images thereof, except by public safety personnel performing in line with their official duties."
Yes. The home of Teddy The Woman Killer bans targets that feature human images. This is how nanny'd and sissified Taxachussetts has become. The exceptions, but of course, are for law enforcement personnel. They can be trusted to shoot at a picture of Osama and not become mass murderers.
"A man identified by authorities as a West Philadelphia imam has been convicted of selling numerous handguns and assault rifles from a clothing stand he operated at 52nd and Chestnut streets.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office here said a federal jury yesterday convicted Wayne Hogue, 47, also known as "Imam Wadir" and Shahdeed Bay, of selling the weapons and ammunition, including hollow-point bullets, between May 9, 2003, and March 23, 2004.
Authorities identified Hogue as "an imam of the 52nd Street Mosque," for which an exact address was not provided, as well as a convicted felon, which prohibits him from possessing firearms.
The nature of Hogue's previous conviction was not disclosed.
Hogue could not immediately be reached.
"Evidence at trial included numerous audiotapes of Hogue selling firearms to a confidential informant," according to Richard Manieri, spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. Sentencing is set for December.
The weapons included two Norinko 7.62 mm assault rifles - one loaded with 30 rounds; three Berettas; a disassembled 12- gauge shotgun with a 28-inch barrel; a Colt .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun with the serial numbers obliterated; a Phoenix Arms .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun Raven model with three live hollow-point rounds in the magazine, and an AR-15 .223-caliber rifle with sawed-off barrel, serial number removed."
Wayne Hogue? THAT'S a moslem name? Well now. Anyhoot, Norinko 7.62's cannot be fed a 30 round magazine unless so modified, and but of course they are NOT assault rifles, just bad Chinese made longarms that are a cross between an SKS and an AK. The other weapons are a potpourri of what's available for anyone with some cash to burn, but aside from the Colt 45 ACP, not exactly what the professional criminal pines for. These are bottom-tier, petty thug guns, and that tells me Mr. Hogue is nothing more than a penny ante hoodlum.
How shocking. It becomes more and more obvious that there's no such a thing as a moderate moslem, just the one's that do the killing, the one's that do the instigating, and the one's who quietly finance the killing and the instigating.
I found the link over at LGF, and since Charles is a gun-hater extraordinairre, if there's more to come of this I am sure he'll bring it to our attention.
MORE: From the United States Attorney's Office
AGE [Date of Birth]
a/k/a "Iman Wadir,"
a/k/a "Shahdeed Bay"
Can't find a picture of the Shadee Lady of Philly, but am on the case. Any bets on what part of the world originally sired this traitorous scum...
"...Over the course of the past week, there is hardly a talk show in America that hasn't run the tape of Clinton's tirade and then proffered instant analysis of the former president's performance. One jabber-jawed host even asked a guest after playing the clip, "Who won that exchange between Wallace and Clinton?" as if he were interviewing the judges at the "Friday Night Fights."
Not one of the "experts" has, as yet, observed that in all of this, the biggest loser wasn't on the screen; it was the American people. The tape of a former president arrogantly proclaiming on international television that he personally authorized the assassination of a foreign foe may be great stuff for the screenplay of "Rambo V," but U.S. and international law specifically forbid it. Over the course of fighting the jihad being waged against us, Mr. Clinton's intemperate words will come back to haunt us many times over. And of course, he won't be the one to pay the price.
Apparently neither violations of law nor increasing the vulnerability of the American people seem to matter much to Mr. Clinton, his political cronies or his allies in the media. The silence has been deafening from the barons of bombast and political potentates who went nuts last year when Rev. Pat Robertson suggested that Venezuela's tin-horn dictator Hugo Chavez should be "eliminated." Then, there were calls for an investigation of Dr. Robertson. Not so for Bill Clinton.
For the record, Mr. Clinton proudly claimed to have broken a long series of U.S. laws:
— Executive Order 11905, signed Feb. 18, 1976, by President Gerald Ford in response to the Church Committee. Section 5(g) of that order states "no employee of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, political assassination."
— Section 2-305 of Executive Order 12036, signed by President Jimmy Carter on Jan. 24, 1978, broadens the prohibition from "political assassination" to "assassination" generally.
— Executive Order 12333, signed by President Ronald Reagan on Dec. 4, 1981, specifies that assassination is against the law and contrary to U.S. policy. Section 2.11 of the order, which is labeled "Prohibition on Assassination," says "no person employed by or acting on behalf of the United States Government shall engage in, or conspire to engage in, assassination." The next section (Section 2.12) states "no agency of the Intelligence Community shall participate in or request any person to undertake activities forbidden by this Order."
Without hubris, I must acknowledge that I wrote, "staffed" and presented Executive Order 12333 to President Reagan for his signature. I was asked then — and have been many times since — if I thought such a prohibition was important. I did then and I do now. And since no chief executive has ever rescinded them, it seemed as though they did too — up until Mr. Clinton's petulant outburst.
Ordering the assassination of a foreign national is arguably more important than lying about a tryst with an intern in the Oval Office. So where is the "shock and awe" from human rights standard bearers who still complain about the so-called abuse of prisoners at Abu Ghraib and the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay? Do they not care that Mr. Clinton ordered an assassination?
Where are John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Arlen Specter and Colin Powell now? If we want the world to know our prisoners of war are accorded protection under the Geneva Conventions, don't we also want the world to know we don't engage in assassination?
And since presidential gindings — orders for the CIA to conduct covert operations — are all highly classified, shouldn't those who reveal them be held accountable?
Ah, there's that word again: accountable. It doesn't apply to Bill Clinton."
Doesn't apply to Democrats as a whole, Ollie. Laws are made to be broken as liberals intitiate drastic measures to retain power for power's sake.
LAKELAND, Fla. — "An armed gunman suspected of shooting to death a Polk County sheriff's deputy after a routine traffic stop was killed Friday, police said.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said officials shot the man in thick brush, a day after Deputy Vernon Matthew Williams died in a burst of gunfire.
During a phone interview with FOX News earlier on Friday, Judd said "hundreds of shots are being fired," adding, "we believe we found him."
SWAT teams from across Florida had been combing through heavy brush Friday, looking for the "scared" and "dangerous" man who shot at Williams and another deputy Thursday. Judd said the suspect, whose name is still unknown, appeared to have the .45-caliber weapon that belonged to one of the deputies when police shot him Friday."
Shame he didn't try to surrender. They would have let him. Instead, it took "hundreds of shots" to bring the animal down, and in all likelyhood 3 or 4 hit their target, so good-work kudos to the SWAT teams that finally had something to do other than tracking down a couple kids in an alleyway scoring horse.
|Because Old Dogs CAN'T learn new tricks, and Danny Boy will be up to HIS old ones soon enough. I mean, what OTHER reason to hire a washed-up forger? |
He's ruddy and revved up.
"We're going full throttle," the ex-CBS News anchor told me yesterday about "Dan Rather Reports," his upcoming weekly show on Texas zillionaire Mark Cuban's HDNet cable network, which reaches just 4 million households. Rather's shooting for a late October or early November debut.
"Cuban has given me absolute and complete editorial control," Rather said over lunch at Table XII. "Cuban told me, 'I want you to have whatever you need for a quality program,' and he's been as good as his word, and in many instances better than his word. Budgeting is one of the things I'm learning. I'm taking a crash course in the MBA school of hard knocks."
The 74-year-old Rather just flew back from Fort Stewart, Ga., where he was interviewing soldiers just returned from and headed for Iraq. "We don't hear enough from what Ernie Pyle called the dogfaces," Rather said, adding that he and his staff of 16, who yesterday settled into spacious new midtown offices, also have a couple investigative pieces in the works."
The only people tuning in will be the ones itching to out-him as the braindead liar who failed in his attempt to destroy a Presidency. I won't be one of them. Hell, that's what Charles at LGF is for.
10) "The Day I Got Caught Governing Myself;"
9) "How to Pretend to Like Girls for 47 Years;"
8) "From Schwarzenegger to Pataki: Governors I'd Like to Oil Up;"
7) "Another Confession - I Can't Resist Entenmann's Pound Cake;"
6) "At First I Just Thought I Was Bipartisan;"
5) "The New Jersey Budget Crisis - What Would Judy Garland Do?;"
4) "A Look at the Governor's Balls;"
3) "Politicians Who Left a Bad Taste in My Mouth;"
2) "How to Push Through a Bill - Or a Steve or a Larry;"
And the No. 1 chapter title - drum roll, please! - "Why I Don't Like Bush."
A couple of weeks back, an acquaintance I'd recently met was killed as he opened his front door. He lived alone so the details are sketchy, but it appears that he was heading for work when someone met him on the front porch and shot three 40 caliber rounds into his face. At the time, the clinical side of me remarked that whomever fired those bullets was a decent shot, and I said as much to the police who'd found my name in his address book and gave me a call. Their response was, nah, not really. Anyone can get lucky at bad breath distance. These things are usually caused by an irate husband or old gambling debt, and maybe he even flashed a finger to the wrong guy because nowadays people are so touchy, but the perp or perps would eventually screw up and be caught, so have a nice day now.
They treat such matters a tad differently when it's one of their own. Don't they though.
Fla. Manhunt Intensifies After Shootings
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) -- "More than 500 police officers used night-vision scopes and tracking dogs early Friday to search thick woods and rural neighborhoods for a man who shot two sheriff's deputies, killing one of them.
Deputy Vernon Matthew Williams was killed in a burst of gunfire Thursday as he pursued the suspect, who had fled from a traffic stop, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said. The gunman remained on the loose Friday.
"We can literally walk by him, close enough to touch him and not see him" because the woods are so dense, Judd said.
Judd again held up a photo of the suspect at a news conference. He said the man was from Miami and officials were confident he was involved in drug dealing after talking to several of his associates. But they hadn't determined his real name, because he used several aliases.
But the gunman's face was identified by Deputy Douglas Speirs, who made the traffic stop and was shot in the leg moments after Williams was killed. Williams, 39, probably died instantly, Judd said.
"He was shot multiple times. I don't believe he felt a thing," he said."
Funny thing is, the guy in the mugshot looks familiar to me. But he'll eventually screw up and get caught so have a nice day now.
Thursday, September 28, 2006
Petey and Joey were two young men trying to make a halfass buck in the big city when a seemingly simple deal went down very, very wrong. Asked to stop by a big shots residence and help him move some furniture, they walk into a murder scene and guess who gets chased for the next 300 pages around the Mullbery Street bush as both the mob and the cops are interested in a pound of flesh.
Write a long enough laundry list and if the right people stumble across it as a vehicle for hot actors and you are gold. Be dumb enough to try and mix politics, religion, spookyass goings on, Cosa Nostra, and more, into something remotely coherant and funny and scary then give up on it because the actors you were doing it for became as cold as Hilary Clinton's twizzle, THEN have some new boys ask for a resurrection because to them it seems campy and fun. But if you don't need the money then only go ahead with the deal if they buy the fucking thing outright and leave you alone because working with slugs means you'll eventually develop a slime trail.
I might do it. I'd kill them outright and get away with it if the piss-me-off factor went dead-red because I'm a disabled veteran of two and half decades of war and can plead temporary insanity. Wasting Hollywooders means next to nothing if a smartass shyster shows a jury the pics of not one but two Presidents dropping medals on your shoes. I'd of course have to go back and delete this, and that means all of you are sworn to secrecy, so don't make hard copies.
Just joking. Do anything you want just help me find the keys.
"Personally, I have no problem with business owners being able to decide what happens on their property. As I mentioned earlier, we tend to respect a man's property rights too.
The 30.06 deal, to me, seems like a real nice compromise that gives both business owners and concealed-carriers plenty of room."
These are the same folks who thought banning blacks was okay until the federal government came along and said NOPE. You a yellow Chinaman? Some other kind of ferigner? Say now, no gals in here. These are the same folks who fought tooth and nail to ban service animals until the federal government came along and said..you got it, see, you catch on quick. Yellow, black, purple, female, shemale, or legal ferigner with a seeing-eye-dog. All folks should be welcome EVERYWHERE.
Private businesses that are open to the public should of course have a say in who enters their establishments...nobody wants to shop next to a druggie or a drunk or some fat ass waddling around half naked. But not when their "say" means restricting an otherwise law-abiding persons' constitutional rights. As long as a legal firearm is legally concealed and the owner meets all local and federal requirements then what's the big deal?
Why ARE Texans so afraid? Is it for fear a nigger with a hip bulge will try and do some shopping? That gook over there, he packin'? Bitch better NOT be carryin no heat in MY bizness.
The NRA is striving mightily to overthrow these NO GUNS ALLOWED signs that seem to be cropping up in weanie-villes across the country, and yes, we can do it without Texas. We've come this far without Texans helping us to protect and preserve the 2nd Amendment and we can keep pushing until there is a national-carry law.
We made them take down the NO BLACKS ALLOWED signs, and we'll make them tear these suckers up, too.
Lucky for Texas that little mission didn't have a 30.06 back in 1836, now isn't it.
Store owners stand ground
Woman fires at would-be robber
But Friday morning she didn't hesitate to shoot at an armed robber threatening her husband, William.
The Deens own Magee Field Grocery, a neighborhood grocery store, at North Davis Highway and East Yonge Street and were confronted by a man who wanted their money.
William Deen, 60, was on the telephone about 10 a.m. when he said the man came in with a stocking over his face. He was dressed in black.
"He kind of eased in, and when I looked up, he said, 'This is a stickup,' " Deen said. "I thought it was some kind of joke, but then he put a gun in my face."
Deen said the man again demanded money and tried to crawl behind the counter. The two then struggled for the gun.
"All I could see was his pistol in my face, but I wasn't giving up anything," Deen said. "I work too hard for that. He was going to have to come and take it."
Deen said he didn't want his wife to get involved.
However, Vivian Deen, 45, grabbed a handgun kept behind the counter and fired at the robber's shoulder.
"I've never even fired a gun before. But when I saw the gun pointing at my husband, I didn't waste any time," she said.
She fired again but missed. The man ran from the business without getting any money. He also wore a skull cap and a zippered sweat jacket with a blue- or white-striped hood.
City police said the Deens will not be charged.
Although it is self-defense, Assistant Chief Chip Simmons said the Pensacola Police Department does not encourage this type of behavior.
"We certainly don't want everyone to be drawing weapons," Simmons said. "However, if someone is inclined to rob a store or an individual, they should be cognizant that that person may be armed."
The Deens say they will continue to keep a gun at their store for protection.
"It just makes me sick to my stomach that a person would kill you for a dollar," Vivian Deen said. "We know most everyone who comes in here. You think they're nice, but you just never know."
Well of course you don't want the average citizen using a gun for protection. In this instance, all it did was save lives and prevent a crime, but we can't have that now, can we? No siree Bob. Better off letting the criminal kill the storeowner then rob her of everything that wasn't bolted down. THAT type of behavior is far more acceptable, otherwise ol' Chip wouldn't have criticized the lady.
Is there any wonder why law-abiding civilians questions the sanity of modern law enforcement officers who boldly state that THEY are the only ones constitutionally guaranteed to "go home at night"?
"The Government Press Office held a meeting with heads of foreign news agencies earlier this month to protest the doctoring of photographs of the recent Lebanon war and the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians, and warned them that action could be taken against them if this practice continued, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
The director of the Government Press Office, Danny Seaman, told the Post Israel reserved the right to act against any media outlets working out of Israel if they "fail to conduct themselves in a professional manner."
The foreign journalists' coverage of the Lebanon war was discussed, with the meeting focused on doctored photographs used by news agencies, Seaman said.
"This was something new to the world, but we've seen it before," he said. "We expect them to take precautions in the future. If they are not taking the necessary measures to maintain professional standards then we reserve the right to take action against their offices in Israel."
Now lets see how long it will take for the worldwide slimedia to protest this balsy action by Israel.
Can't keep yourselves honest, boys? Then out you go.
Yogi's Clerk Slugs Would-Be Robber
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Talk about customer service. When a would-be robber pulled a knife on a customer in Yogi's Convenient Mart in Manchester and demanded money, the store clerk didn't reach for the cash register. Instead, Richard Cote swung into action - he grabbed a baseball bat from behind...
|Busy hanging herself from Christian crosses while women of Arabia beg for a sip of water. You Go, Hag. |
Women Suffer in Quest for Water
Hassna’a Mokhtar & Somayya Jabarti, Arab News
JEDDAH, 28 September 2006 — Women, some old and barely standing, others with their children, crowded the six-by-six room at the Aziziya Water Distribution Center here in the late afternoon on the fifth day of Ramadan.
Jamming up against a barred glass window, the women shoved and shouted struggling to reach toward a small circle cut into the glass through which male employees would pass them their coupons — water coupons.
A middle-aged woman, pregnant in her eighth month, beads of sweat trickling down the sides and front of her face said: “I’ve been standing here since 12 noon. I’m here because my 15-year-old son couldn’t get a coupon even after he waited for more than five hours. I came here in a taxicab. I’m still empty-handed.” Women mostly ranging from lower to middle class filled up the room with many young girls still in their school uniforms.
“Where is the press?” asked one. “The newspapers should come — see what’s happening and write about it,” another woman quickly added. In almost three hours only five out of 50 women were able to get water coupons. Out of those five women only two got their water tanks. However, obtaining a water coupon and matching it to a water tanker still does not guarantee water for your home.
“Yesterday, I sent my son and he got a coupon and a water tanker after hours of waiting,” Umm Rayan, in her mid-40s, said as she shifted her toddler to her other hip. “Halfway to our home, the driver forced my son out of the water truck in the middle of the street and drove off with our water. That’s why I’m here today.” Many water truck drivers leave the center with customers, but ditch them along the way and sell the water on the black market for up to three or four times the set price. Another customer at the water center, forty-something Umm Hamad, said that getting water often involves paying bribes to the drivers.
“If we don’t offer the driver of the water truck more money there’s a big possibility our water won’t reach our house,” she said.
While listening in, a woman in her late 50s spoke up. “We come in taxicabs alone, stand here alone and go to the truck drivers alone,” she said. “We show him the coupon slip and tell him to follow us.” Another woman added: “Whether the water-tank driver follows us home or not is something out of our hands.” “We count on Allah,” she added, pointing upward to the heavens.
Every time an employee passed by the coupon window, the crowd’s pushing, shouting and pounding on the barred glass would rise, as the women yelled: “Big tanker! Small tanker! We want water!” The employee grinned, seemingly amused, appearing indifferent. Supervisors were nowhere to be found on the premises. The onsite administration building was empty and locked.
NRA-Backed BATFE Modernization
and Reform Bill Passes the U.S. House
Fairfax, VA - The National Rifle Association (NRA)-backed "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) Modernization and Reform Act of 2006," (H.R. 5092) introduced by Reps. Howard Coble (R-NC) and Bobby Scott (D-VA), passed the United States House of Representatives today with a bi-partisan vote of 277-131.
Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA Chief Lobbyist stated, "Today marks a great victory for law-abiding gun owners and retailers across the country. H.R. 5092 makes necessary improvements - and establishes new guidelines - for BATFE investigations. It will curb abuses and provide a streamlined process for all necessary parties."
H.R. 5092 was drafted in large part to address recent, blatant BATFE abuses at Richmond, Virginia gun shows highlighted in hearings before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security.
H.R. 5092, the "BATFE Modernization and Reform Act", establishes a more efficient system of administrative penalties for licensed dealers, manufacturers and importers of firearms. Prior to this bill, for most violations BATFE could only either give a federal firearms license (FFL) holder a warning or completely revoke their license.
Cox continued, "On behalf of our four million members, I want to thank Representatives Coble and Scott for authoring this bill, and we thank all the legislators who supported it." He concluded, "As always, we appreciate law-abiding gun owners and NRA members for contacting their representatives to let them know they supported H.R. 5092."
ACLU: A Legacy Of Hypocrisy
In case you haven’t heard, a group of dissenters from the ACLU are rebelling and calling for a change in the current leadership of the main organization. The summary of things this new group is fed up with is hypocrisy and the ACLU is full of it. Purging the ACLU of its hypocrisy is bound to be a Goliath task.
Where do we even begin with the ACLU’s hypocrisy? How about its odd stance on the Second Amendment? They have decided that the term “the people” that is contained in the Second Amendment does not apply to “the people” as it does in all of the other rights contained in the Bill of Rights. Instead they say that the Second Amendment only applies to militias such as the National Guard. They defend even the most radical free speech issues as individual rights, but somehow have adopted the opposite position on the Second Amendment.
In August of 2005 the New York ACLU sued against random bag searches on the NY Subway. Ironically the NYCLU HQ has a sign warning visitors that all bags are subject to search.
The ACLU have (sic) fought tooth and nail against the Bush administration’s NSA program, a program designed to track international phone calls being made to or from suspected terrorist organizations. They have hailed themselves defenders of the right to privacy and labelled the program an illegal “secret” program of “domestic spying”. All the while the ACLU has its own “secret” program of domestic spying of its own members and their personal financial information. This program has nothing to do with national security and everything to do with the real bottom line of fund-raising. Former ACLU board member Michael Myers was shocked at this discovery.
The American Civil Liberties Union is using sophisticated technology to collect a wide variety of information about its members and donors in a fund-raising effort that has ignited a bitter debate over its leaders’ commitment to privacy rights.
Some board members say the extensive data collection makes a mockery of the organization’s frequent criticism of banks, corporations and government agencies for their practice of accumulating data on people for marketing and other purposes.
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Anyway, a couple of 10 and a half inchers in 500 and 460 caliber can make a man grin. Particularly the type of man who doesn't understand that pain is not a good sign. The 500 Magnum is the new Dirty Harry Slept Here, boss of all bosses with regards to production handguns. A mild load, something like Winchester's Supreme Platinum Top will coax 400 grains of bullet along at around 1800 fps. A hot load using the same round will jack it, and you, up to 2200 or thereabouts. 750 grain handloads at 1500 fps make the peashooters the ugly old fat guy at Box O' Truth shoots from his buffalo-guns seem like the old fashioned playthings they really are. You know, where the idiot fires a tame rifle then makes certain to say that handguns are so weak they shouldn't even be spoken of in the same breath as the almighty longarm.
It's embarassing sharing the same hobby, let alone species with that doltish cretin, but I do, and it's safe to say that he's never shot so powerful a firearm in his life, certainly not in handgun form, and if he did wouldn't mention so for fear of diminishing the omnipotent long guns he so dearly loves.
The hot 500 simply knocks your socks off. Case closed. It has taken game in all 50 states as well as Africa, and not a creature exists that will not drop instantly from one shot. The 460 is actually a 454, and it is being loaded for longer range shooting efforts. And I'm here to say that it's gain twist rifling actually works, and combined with 80 or so ounces of gun makes recoil not all that much worse than a decent 454 Casull offering. Not that Dick Casull's baby is tame, but I've fired far worse kicking guns than the 460.
Corbon loads it's 200 grain 460 to 2300 fps, and men as well as gun writers have proclaimed that dead-steady at 200 yards is what to expect and I have no reason to doubt them. It'll never be the handloaders delight that it's bigger bro the 500 is, but hunters will probably favor it over the half-incher especially since the kick is far less pronounced.
But once the smoke clears and sometime in the not too distant future when S&W makes the big bad 500 with the same gain twist, then who knows.
Since the indoor ranges will of course NEVER allow big guns inside, and the fancy outdoor ones in this neck of the woods are fearfull that even the SIGHT of a mans gun will send soccer husbands running for their life, it isn't easy taking out some borrowed blasters for a day of fun, so we'll be scouting the area for other places to play.
With hotter loads.
Times like this make me almost wish I'd stayed religious.
"Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens has denied a police report that he attempted suicide, saying he was groggy because he had mixed painkillers with supplements. "It's very unfortunate for it to go from an allergic reaction to a suicide attempt," Owens said. Full Story ...
"I'z depressed. I wanted ta hurt maseff. My shouldermapads were too tight. Wassat? You writin' this shit down? Fuck no, I'z ok..."
"It's just like old times. Bill Clinton delivers an impassioned speech, and within 24 hours the Web is bristling with documentation, establishing that nearly every sentence was a lie.
The glassy-eyed Clinton cultists are insisting their idol's on-air breakdown during a "Fox News Sunday" interview with Chris Wallace was a calculated performance, which is a bit like describing Hurricane Katrina as a "planned demolition." Like an Osama tape, they claim he was sending a signal to Democrats to show them how to treat Republicans. Listen up, Democrats: Let's energize the undecideds by throwing a hissy fit on national television!
The Clintonian plan for action apparently entails inventing lunatic conspiracy theories, telling lots of lies, shouting, sneering, interrupting, and telling your interlocutor, "(Y)ou've got that little smirk on your face and you think you're so clever" — all for asking a simple question. To wit: "Why didn't you do more to put bin Laden and al-Qaida out of business when you were president?" The only thing Clinton forgot to say to Wallace was, "You'd better put some ice on that."
Let me be the first to welcome Chris Wallace to the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy! If the son of Mike Wallace is a member, can Chelsea be far behind?
According to Wallace, Clinton's aide, Jay Carson, demanded that the interview be stopped a few minutes into Clinton's tantrum — just before the part where he threw the lamp at Wallace. The last time Clinton got that red in the face, the encounter ended with a stained dress. Even Muslims thought Clinton overreacted. But the Clinton Kool-Aid drinkers tell us this was a masterfully planned set-piece by their leader.
I also think Jessica Savitch's slurred, incoherent broadcast on "NBC Nightly News" in October 1983 was intentional. Others say it was drug-addled breakdown that ended her career, but obviously Savitch intended to speak in garbled gibberish on air as a brilliantly executed prelude to her death in a ditch weeks later.
And when Stephen Colbert did a routine at the White House Correspondents Dinner that bombed, I think he planned it that way.
Then there was Capt. Joseph Hazelwood's meticulously planned off-loading of 11 million gallons of crude oil off the Exxon Valdez.
Clinton shouted so many lies during his televised meltdown, only the World Wide Web can capture them all. These are just a few.
Clinton yelled at Wallace: "What did I do? What did I do? I worked hard to try to kill him. I authorized a finding for the CIA to kill him. We contracted with people to kill him. I got closer to killing him than anybody has gotten since."
This is so crazy it's worthy of an Air America caller. Clinton has consistently misrepresented the presidential directive about political assassinations. Clinton did not order bin Laden assassinated. He did not even lift the ban on intelligence agencies attempting to assassinate bin Laden.
What he did was lift the ban on political assassinations — provided that assassinating bin Laden was not the purpose of the mission. So if U.S. forces were engaged in an operation to capture bin Laden, but accidentally killed him, they would not be court-martialed.
Clinton said, "All the right-wingers who now say I didn't do enough said I did too much — same people." As proof, he cites his humiliating withdrawal from Somalia, claiming, "They were all trying to get me to withdraw from Somalia in 1993 the next day after we were involved in 'Black Hawk down,' and I refused to do it."
He added, as if it mattered, "There is not a living soul in the world who thought that Osama bin Laden had anything to do with 'Black Hawk down.'"
In fact, what Republicans objected to was Clinton's transforming a U.N. mission in Somalia to prevent mass starvation into a much grander "nation-building" exercise — something the Democrats now hysterically support in Darfur and oppose in Iraq.
Democrats long to see American mothers weeping for their sons lost in a foreign war, but only if the mission serves absolutely no national security objectives of the United States. If we are building a democracy in a country while also making America safer — such as in Iraq — Democrats oppose it with every fiber of their being...
Osama bin Laden told "ABC News" in 1998 that America's humiliating retreat from Somalia emboldened his jihadists: "The youth were surprised at the low morale of the American soldiers and realized more than before that the American soldier was a paper tiger and after a few blows ran in defeat."
This is what's good about Annie doing a once-a-week gig. She gets to summarize. So you don't have to pay attention to what's going on until every Wednesday night when her new column goes up. Right up until Osama's lie that the American soldier was low in morale, and it isn't HER fault that while laughing at Clinton, Osama was lying about American fighting spirit. It was so low that in losing 18 men they killed over a thousand Somali's. Which was about a million too few, but only because Bubba squealed like a little girl when hearing the news and brought them home before Somalia was the ghost town it SHOULD have been. But, while Clinton was in office, mentioning America and a few blows in the same sentance DOES prove that bin Laden has a sense of humor.
This is a rifle that's never been to war.
Not a one of them. Anything said about a military weapon that never saw duty is from a plinking viewpoint only. So then; as a plinker the Swiss K31 is fairly accurate. The 7.5 X 35 round approximates a run of the mill .308 with regards to terminal ballistics, and the straight-pull bolt action, once gotten used to, is smooth and fast. With a round ready to spring from the magazine and into the chamber, that is. Try working the bolt without a cartridge to feed, and it's tedious and feels too odd to describe. But that's perfectly alright. The rifle does what's asked of it, at least for the several or so hundred of rounds we sent downrange.
The 9+ pounds with six-round magazine full and ready to go lent the rifle both stability and recoil buffering. For my money, the K31 is a softer shooter than an M-14, but this particular one was nowhere near as accurate and in all probablility the cheap surplus ammunition we were cranking out had more to do with where the holes went than the rifle did. 174 grain @ 2800 fps RUAG's are notorious for being tack-drivers or shot-shells depending upon how the factory workers felt on any given day, or so I am told. The adjustable sight was easy to fiddle with, and that about sums up the whole gun. 3" groups @ 50 yards is nothing to write home about but coming from a $110 rifle, who really cares. 480 rounds set us back $152, and the stuff was non-corrosive so cleaning the Swissy wasn't a chore.
The ammo is hard to come by, the rifles, every one of them, need work to the stock, but since the go-gear appears first rate I'd have to say that for a hundred bucks or so, why not. A little refinishing and like the Frogs say, Vie-Oh-La. You've got yourself a smooth bolt-action rifle chambered for fairly powerful rounds. Far from a great longarm, but for the price quite hard to beat.
The Swiss made about 600,000 of 'em, and from what I understand as many as half that amount have been flooding into the states. But remember, I have no area of expertise regarding the where's and when's of these rifles, as I leave that to the C&R guys who fuss over such stuff. Give me something to shoot and I'll form an opinion, and that's what this is. If I did get my C&R license, and happened to come across a decent K31 I would buy one. But only at so low a cost. Going retail through a dealership and the price is going to rise, and tacking on your local neighborhood FFL fee would make the weapon too pricey for what it can do.
I've been gone all day, and will give my impressions of the S&W 500 and 460 that we also fooled around with later on.
|Hold the fries |
| City aims to ban trans fats|
The Health Department is embarking on an ambitious double-barreled program to force restaurants to stop using trans fats and to reveal caloric contents of its food.
A major target would be fast-food restaurants, which many health experts say contribute to an explosion of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
"The largest single cause of premature death in our city is heart disease. We cannot wave a magic wand and change that," Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden said yesterday. "By taking artificial trans fats out of our restaurant environment we can significantly reduce health risks for all New Yorkers."
Frieden wants to change the city health code so that all restaurants will be banned from using trans fats by July 2008. He also wants restaurants that serve standard-size portions - like fast-food joints - to put calorie information on menus.
Health inspectors would enforce the fat crackdown by checking for trans fat ingredients during annual restaurant inspections.
Violators would be slapped with fines ranging from $200 to $2,000.
But many restaurants want Mayor Bloomberg's administration - already responsible for some of the toughest anti-smoking regulations in the world - to stay out of their kitchens.
Stage Deli manager Barry Orenstein said his customers don't need nutrition lectures.
"Our customers don't come in here and ask if we have trans fats," he said. "They come in to relax and eat.
Chuck Hunt, executive vice president of the New York State Restaurant Association, questioned whether the proposal was constitutional.
"The smoking ban was only successful when they determined that smoking hurt second hand smokers," he said. "But if you choose to eat something that someone else tells you is not healthy for you, that's your choice."
Frieden pointed out that thousands of city restaurants already prepare food without trans fats.
"We took it out of our frying oils," said Kenneth Woods, president of Sylvia's, the famed Harlem soul food restaurant.
McDonald's corporate bosses said the No.1 burger chain has already taken steps to make nutritional information more readily available to customers and is also working on cutting down on trans fats.
New York is not alone in the war against trans fats. In Denmark, no more than 2% of a food's fat content can be made up of trans fats - a standard Canada also is considering."
Yes. Eat your veggies and stop complaining that spinach kills people because at least it doesn't make you fat so you can leave a thin corpse.
New York City and the war against being human.
The nanny's NEVER sleep.
"I'm certain that if my husband and his national-security team had been shown a classified report entitled 'Bin Laden Determined to Attack Inside the United States,' he would have taken it more seriously than history suggests it was taken by our current president and his national security team," she said yesterday.
Democrats have long tried to pretend it's the "smoking gun" that proves Bush "knew" and could have prevented the 9/11 attacks - though it did nothing of the kind.
Of course, it is true that Bill Clinton never got such a briefing.
Instead, he got:
* The 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, which killed 19 U.S. airmen.
* The bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224, including 12 Americans, and wounded 5,000.
* The 2000 attack on USS Cole, which killed 17 sailors.
And so on.
All those demonstrated that al Qaeda meant to kill Americans - as many as possible.
And those attacks, of course, all followed the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
As the 9/11 Commission report details: Despite irrefutable evidence of the threat from Islamic terrorists, "there was no National Intelligence Estimate on terrorism [undertaken] between 1995 and 9/11. There was no comprehensive review of what the intelligence community knew [about al Qaeda] and what it did not know and what that meant."
Indeed, the report concludes, Clinton's flaccid response may have led bin Laden to make the "inference that such attacks, at least on the level of the Cole, were risk-free."
In contrast, Bush - almost immediately upon taking office - "began developing a new strategy with the stated goal of eliminating the al Qaeda threat [to America] within three to five years."
Indeed, even before that August 2001 briefing, Bush ordered the deployment of armed unmanned aircraft "to kill [Osama] bin Laden or his lieutenants."
It's interesting reading.
Both Clintons should try it."
We were repeatedly attacked, and Slick Willy needed a briefing to urge him to fight back? THIS is how RodHam excuses his ineptitude?
by Joseph F. Conner
September 27, 2006 -- "BILL Clinton's scathing, defensive attack against Chris Wallace and Fox News on Sunday left me once again struck by the former president's pure hypocrisy and arrogance.
Clinton wagged his familiar finger in the face of the American public - which he clearly takes for fools - as he defended the indefensible: his administration's abysmal record on terrorism.
What made his self-righteousness especially burn for me is that fact that Clinton pardoned terrorists from the group that killed my father - and did it simply to help his wife's (successful) bid for a Senate seat. Now he wants me to believe he took the threat seriously?
Clinton claimed to have implemented a "comprehensive anti-terror strategy" that was in place when President Bush and his team entered the White House on Jan. 20, 2001. As others have pointed out since Sunday, this "strategy" had some obvious holes - such as not linking the 1993 World Trade Center bombers to the greater terror war against America, and not raising the stakes against terrorism after the Khobar Towers bombing, the U.S. embassy bombings and the USS Cole attack.
But those were (mostly) sins of omission. The pardons were a sin of commission.
In 1999, the Clinton adminstration cravenly offered pardons to 16 hard-core, remorseless terrorists of the Puerto Rican terror group Armed Forces for National Liberation - the FALN. (Two of them rejected the deal.)
During the 1970s and '80s, the FALN waged a war against the people of the United States that included 130 plus bombings. Their most heinous attack was the January 1975 lunchtime bombing of Fraunces Tavern here in New York City. It killed four people, including my father, Frank Connor, 33.
Clinton invoked executive privilege to avoid explaining his reasons for releasing terrorists on the American public. But it remains clear that his motive was to garner Hispanic support for then-prospective Senate candidate Hillary Clinton's run in New York.
Until then, President Clinton had denied clemency in 3,039 out of 3,042 cases.
It's also worth noting that the Clinton administration consulted with representatives of the terrorists - but ignored the families of their victims.
I did get a chance to testify before a Senate subcommittee conducting hearings on Clinton's clemency. Here's my conclusion:
"Terrorism is one of the major problems facing the world as we enter the new century. While terrorism continues on from many foreign and domestic sources, the nation thought that the threat from FALN terrorists had been at least eradicated almost 20 years ago. Thanks to the president's callous disregard, the threat is now back and the world is a less safe place as a result.
"I keep hearing the president repeating that we have to protect our children. Is unleashing unrepenting, hardened killers on society the way to do so? It shouldn't 'Take A Village' to see that trampling on the rights of victims - and ignoring proven prevention techniques in our criminal-justice system for considering and denying clemency applications - is not the way to fight terrorism."
I was trying to make the point that the release of the FALN killers would send a frightening invitation to other would-be terrorists. Little did I know that more anguish was yet to come.
Almost two years to the day after my Senate testimony, my father's godson, our cousin Steve Schlag, was killed on 9/11. My brother and I watched in helpless horror from our downtown offices, ironically only blocks from Fraunces Tavern.
On behalf of my family (and many others), I'd like to thank you, Mr. Clinton, for such a comprehensive terror strategy and your commitment to the fight against terror.
You may not want to wag your finger defending your record anymore - it now seems clear that the more you wag, the more we see through you."
Joseph F. Connor works in the financial-services industry.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
No. There probably will not BE a new service pistol. Various specialty branches of the armed forces have been buying their own guns in .40 and .45 ACP, and even 45 GAP calibers for quite some time, but the all-purpose sidearm will most likely remain the 9 mm. The 9 mm fmj round is, and will continue to be in short supply, as it is not a priority, and the military no longer maintains it's own bullet manufacturing facilities. Clinton shut down the armory's, and Rumsfeld convinced Bush that buying ammo was cheaper in the long run than making it ourselves. This was a boon for the civilian manufacturers, but they cannot service the military, law enforcement, and civilian needs all at the same time, so something had to give and it was the military because out of the three, guess which provided the lowest profit margin.
Glock spent tons of money making a service pistol in .45 ACP specifically for the US military, then was told do forget about it. This is a good thing, as the gun is one helluva sweet piece and will be available for sale to the common man sometime next year.
I really don't know who was giving the Colonel advice, but he was pretty much dead wrong in everything he said about military weapon systems for the last decade or so. When in doubt, contact the munitions manufacturers and try to pry some scoop from them, and with his reputation he could easily have done so, but to be honest most modern bullet makers would cringe when speaking to Jeff as he didn't hold much stock in making fancy bullets when training was all a man needed to kill an enemy.
Jeff was of course absolutely correct in lamenting the decline of the military sling. What the Colonel never seemed to understand was the fact that today's armed services have to be politically correct with their weaponry, and female as well as smallish male Colonel's who desire to be Generals need smaller guns and ammo to become and remain proficient shooters. Large framed men often have a difficult time coming to grips with the fact that not all soldiers, sailors and Marines are large framed men, hence the need for the poodle-shooter, or M-16. None of this explains why the shooting sling is out of favor everywhere save for the Marine Corps, except to guess the pain that a tight-loop-sling must inflict upon a sissy. Big weapons kill big, recoil big, and until the advent of a Star Trekian phaser there is no getting around the fact that in order to destroy an opponent, one must employ the largest weapon that can be handled with a high degree of accuracy. And a tight-loop-sling is the most accurate way to shoot a rifle.
And I'm certian that the Colonel was speaking tongue in cheek when he offered that "today's infantry action is a matter of short range, high-explosive bomb-throwing."
The house to house fighting all over Iraq is hardly just bomb-throwing, but the Colonel was never an infantryman who had to kill a dozen men a week on average, so who really knows from whence these ideas made it into his head.
I'll toss in whatever else is being said about the Colonel as I come upon it.
"Members of the Palestinian security forces take part in a training session in the West Bank town of Qalqilya Sept. 19, 2006. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas promised Israel's foreign minister to 'exert maximum effort' to secure the release of an Israeli soldier abducted by Palestinian militants three months ago, a senior Palestinian official said." (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
September 26, 2006 -- "Condoleezza Rice begs to differ with Bill Clinton.
The Secretary of State says the former president was basically full of beans when he lashed out at Fox News' Chris Wallace Sunday - wagging his finger and bitterly accusing the Bush administration of abandoning the search for Osama bin Laden before 9/11.
"They had eight months to try, [and] they did not try," Clinton shouted. "I got closer to killing him than anybody's gotten since."
Clinton railed at "all of the right-wingers who are attacking me now" and denounced Wallace's "conservative hit job," demanding to know "how many people in the Bush administration you asked . . . 'Why did you fire Dick Clarke,' " the anti-terrorism chief.
But was Clinton telling the truth? (Remember the last time he wagged his finger in public?)
Secretary of State Rice suggests not.
"The notion somehow for eight months the Bush administration sat there . . . is just flatly false," the former national security adviser told The Post's editorial board yesterday. "What we did in eight months was at least as aggressive as what the Clinton administration did in the preceding [eight] years,"
Firing Clarke? Far from it, she noted: He "was the counter-terrorism czar when 9/11 happened, and he left [in 2003] when he did not become deputy director of homeland security," as he wanted.
That's a critical point.
Clinton insisted that his version is backed both by Clarke's book and public testimony before the 9/11 Commission.
In fact, Clarke told the commission a very different story during hours of private testimony behind closed doors - one that jibed with a 2002 background briefing he gave to reporters.
Back then, he said: "There was no plan on al Qaeda that was passed from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration. . . . [a] plan, strategy - there was no, nothing new."
Indeed, Clarke said, the Bush team in 2001 "changed the [Clinton] strategy from one of rollback [of] al Qaeda over five years to a new strategy that called for the rapid elimination of al Qaeda. That is in fact the timeline."
Bush, he added, took action on several "issues that had been on the table for a couple of years," such as instituting a new policy in Pakistan that convinced Islamabad "to break away from the Taliban" and boosting "CIA resources . . . for covert action five-fold to go after al Qaeda."
In fact, a 1999 Clarke after-action memo - the one top Clinton aide Sandy Berger later stole from the National Archives - identified national-security weaknesses so "glaring" that only sheer "luck" prevented a cataclysmic attack back then.
And, as Clarke told the 9/11 Commission publicly, there was nothing the Bush administration could have done that would have prevented the attacks.
Sure, he tells a different story now. But that, he admitted, is because of his opposition to the Iraq war, which he believes distracted from the War on Terror.
Secretary Rice was a lot more honest, explaining yesterday that there was no full-scale War on Terror "the way that we're fighting it now" - by either administration - before 9/11: "We just weren't organized as a country, either domestically or as a leader internationally."
The blame for 9/11 goes back fully 25 years, and includes both Democratic and Republican presidents.
At the same time, the Clinton years were bookended by al Qaeda bombings - the 1993 attack World Trade Center attack, and the October 2000 suicide assault on USS Cole - with plenty of blood spilled in between.
Clinton effectively slept through it all - and now he's trying to rewrite history.
It won't wash."And the hits just keep on comin'. How much damage Slick Willy did to the Dems chances of regaining Congress, or for that matter his atrocious wife's designs on the Presidency, remains to be seen. He preached to their choir, but sniffling to the snifflies isn't getting the job done. Liberals must convince independants and disenchanted Republicans that their way IS the highway, and all the Oval Office Jism Shooter did was bring to light something that should have been left to wither on the vine. They DO have a tendancy to self-destruct, don't they? Right, Howard?
With the following type of response, Clinton difuses the issue and comes out looking like a confident leader
"Now listen, Chris, I can't divulge what went on behind close doors but rest assured that my administration did everything it could to find Osama bin Laden. We didn't and for that I'm sorry, but to say we didn't try is just wrong. Next question."
But he couldn't help himself. The man STILL can't keep it in his pants.
Monday, September 25, 2006
And I do so hate exclamation points unless included for humorous impact, but...
"The Starfire line has not been discontinued, but we are moving the production to another facility. Product should come available again next year."
PMC Customer Service
Yes. PMC Starfire is only on hiatus. It is top-notch ammunition so this is a good thing. And to the myriad of nincompoops who say that the Starfire is PMC's takeoff on the Black Talon, without the "Tephlon" coating, you ninnies couldn't be farther from the truth if you tried. Lots of ammo was teflon...polytetraflouroethylene...coated to prevent the BARREL from wearing, and had nothing to do with penetration. At all. Regardless of what the jerkwad liberal media was lying about. The Starfire design was and remains unique and not a copy of ANYONE'S cartridge. In bare gelatin as well as bare skin, Starfire rounds exhibit greater expansion and penetration than even the NEW Rangers, which replaced the antequated Black Talons. Good lord but don't you dudes know anything.
The pic is of the best self-defense cartridges known to man. The Starfire .44 magnums expand to an inch and a quarter and the only reason I've never touted them is because no one carries a .44 magnum. Accurate, explosive penetration, but at the very edge of controllability for the average modern gunslinger.
The Box O 'Truth has a new episode featuring stupidity for the exceptionally stupidious. This time, his errorness takes on Snake-Loads. while at the same time offering his rendition of Peter-Pan-Shoots-A-Revolver. (No, you cannot have a gayer shooting stance than this...)
"Some have suggested shooting a bad guy in the face with hopes of blinding him, but this is a bad idea.
You might not have a shot at his face, but even if you did, blinding a bad guy would only open you up to law suits.
If you have time to shoot, make it count. Use a modern, well-designed JHP and shoot for the center of his torso or head, if that is the only shot available.
If you or your family members lives are at stake, this is no time to be playing around with weak and ineffective snake loads.
Use the best available loads. Your life depends on it.
Ah, but where to begin?
The above coming from a dolt that NEVER uses modern munitions or powerful modern platforms?
What precisely IS a modern well-designed ammunition? Who decides if it's well designed, oh Mr. Obese Old Dude?
The gall of this idiot to tell people living in free states that bad guys can sue you?
The constant reference to penetration as if this were the 13th Century and Knights in Shiny Armor needed stopping?
The failure to recommend precisely WHICH brands of ammunition are the best?
As usual, all of the above and more. Of course you should NOT use Snake Loads for self-defense. No one does use Snake Loads for self defense against two-legged predators. You should also not use spitballs flung from a straw for self-defense.
And no, I will no longer provide a link with any "Box" stories. I know, this moron's site is included in my blogroll, but that's for me to access such nonsense then report back on what NOT to do.
NEW YORK (AP) - "Political combat pays: "Fox News Sunday" drew its best ratings in nearly three years for this weekend's electric confrontation between former President Clinton and newsman Chris Wallace. Both men's words were being dissected in the aftermath on Monday, with a Clinton spokesman..."
Talk radio and blogdom has been all over this, and it's good to see Bubba shine this dimly before so wide an audience. I've said it before and it bears repeating; he was spawned from the same loon-hatchery as the Kennedy's and Kerry's of the world. The privileged kooks to whom the rules of life are but murky guidelines. They have just enough understanding of honor to know when they've done something wrong, and it's fun to see their response when they are called on the carpet and read the riot act. Supposedly, Clinton left the interview livid that his entourage didn't warn him of Chris Wallace's design to , gasp, ask a question or two that wasn't swaddled in fawning adoration.
Rules, after all, are for the little people, and how dare Wallace. With but 43% of the vote, the Clinton's strode into the White House TELLING us that they couldn't care less what we wanted, and to be prepared for a loss of liberty. Neither of them has the foggiest notion of what the electorate wants, because it's up to the higher class of person to tell the peasants what's good for them. HE DOESN'T CARE what we think of him. He DOES CARE that his grandiose legacy might be stained by some peon daring to question his master.
Moxie has a good take on the matter. Yes, lots of you did, but she's got better legs.
"The Brady Center's latest hatchet job attacks makes many false claims about firearm dealer license revocations, in order to attack H.R. 5092 and the reforms that bill would make.
The "study" is based on published court decisions that have upheld BATFE license revocations. This is misleading because it excludes all cases (about 90% of revocations) where dealers choose not to file a challenge in court-often because the dealer couldn't afford the necessary attorneys' fees.
The study also implies that dealers violate the law more often than they used to. To "prove" this, the Brady Center relies on studies from the Clinton administration, which targeted licensees in an effort to reduce the availability of firearms to law-abiding Americans. It's not surprising that when BATFE politically broadened the definition of "violations," it found more of them.
The report also harps on dealers who had guns "lost" or "unaccounted for." These vague phrases don't tell us whether the dealer had a gun stolen, made a paperwork mistake, or made criminal "off the book" sales. Obviously, under current law or under H.R. 5092, intentional sales without paperwork would be serious violations, for which a dealer could have his license revoked (and even be arrested and imprisoned)."
70 MILLION MORE GUNS.38% LESS VIOLENT CRIME
"Data released by the FBI on Monday showed that in 2005, the nation's total violent crime rate was 38% lower than in 1991, when violent crime hit an all-time high. Rates of the individual categories of violent crime were also much lower in 2005 than in 1991. Murder was 43% lower, rape 25% lower, robbery 48% lower, and aggravated assault 33% lower. The FBI's report came on the heels of a Bureau of Justice Statistics crime survey that found that violent crime was lower in 2005 than anytime in the survey's 32-year history.
Defying the anti-gunners' claim that more guns means more crime, from 1991-2005 the number of privately owned guns increased by more than 70 million.
The news media often characterize violent crime as a primarily gun-oriented problem, but the FBI's report showed that only one in every four violent crimes in 2005 was committed with a gun. In 2005, as in previous years, most violent crimes were robberies and aggravated assaults, most of which were committed with knives or bare hands.
Recently, anti-gun politicians and activists have intensified their rhetoric over the "lack" of bans on handguns, so-called "assault weapons", and .50-caliber rifles; gun registration, gun owner licensing, and mandatory background checks on sales of guns between friends and family members; and limits on the frequency of gun purchases, all of which they say are necessary to reduce the nation's murder rate. But for the last seven years, the murder rate has been stead in the 5.5-5.7 per 100,000 population range at all times lower than anytime since the mid-1960s. In 2005, for example, the murder rate was 5.6.
Naturally, anti-gunners will downplay the downward trend in violent crime since 1991, and focus on the fact that the FBI's report showed a 1% increase in total violent crime, and a 2% increase in murder in 2005, compared to 2004. But those changes are miniscule, compared to the huge decrease in crime over the last 14 years.
The FBI's report once again confirmed that violent crime rates are lower in states with Right-to-Carry (RTC) laws. In 2005, RTC states had, on average, 22% lower total violent crime, 30% less murder, 46% lower robbery, and 12% lower aggravated assault rates, compared to the rest of the country.
As usual, Washington, D.C., which leads the nation in anti-gun laws, led the nation in murder, with a rate six times higher than the rest of the country. Neighboring Maryland, where gun control advocates have been particularly active recently, once again had the highest robbery rate among the states, but also tied for the unenviable distinction of "first place" in murder among the states. However, despite Maryland's high crime counts, CeaseFire Maryland, the local Brady Campaign affiliate that recently released a paper demanding an "assault weapon" ban, was unable to point to any crimes in the state involving such a gun.
The FBI's report must have displeased New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (R). Despite the mayor's recent posturing on the gun issue, and his self-laudatory comments about fighting crime, the Big Apple's murder rate was more than double that of the rest of the state. Similarly, in Philadelphia, where anti-gun politicians are calling for a statewide one-gun-a-month law, the murder rate was more than seven times higher than the rest of Pennsylvania.
Adding to the reasons why voters should "Dump Doyle" in Wisconsin's upcoming gubernatorial election, their state had the greatest total violent crime rate increase (15.1%) between 2004-2005. Murder was up 25.2%; robbery up 11.2%; and aggravated assault up 20.2%. Wisconsin is one of only two states that prohibits Right-to-Carry entirely, but in 2005, 11 of the 12 states that had the greatest decreases in total violent crime, and 12 of the 14 states with the greatest decreases in murder were Right-to-Carry states. The seven states with the lowest total violent crime rates in 2005, and 11 of the 12 states that had the lowest murder rates, were Right-to-Carry states.
Last, but not least, is good news from Florida, the state that during the last 20 years has been most often attacked by anti-gunners, for (among other reasons) setting the Right-to-Carry and "Castle Doctrine" movements in motion. In 2005, Florida recorded a murder rate 13% lower than the rate for the rest of the country (4.96 per 100,000, vs. 5.67 for the rest of the country). For the record, Florida's 2005 murder rate was 58% lower than it was in 1986, the last year before the state's landmark Right-to-Carry law took effect."
In Florida, your common run of the mill street thug has to stop and think before acting upon his primal urges, and thinking isn't what they do best so a potential victim walks away while minority criminals (87% are) ponder the merits of attacking a potentially armed individual.
And those that do give in to their lust for other people's goods, are often shot dead on the spot, and neither their family nor friends may sue. If it's a good shoot, it's a good shoot, and lawyers be damned.
So move to Florida already and help us keep the faith, OR, elect your own representatives do enact similar legislation.