Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year !

Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year !

How to Shoot a Rifle Offhand

Shooting from your hind legs like a man (or a woman, or whatever makes your heart happy) is by far the most difficult of all the positions.  

Article by David E. Petzal

Beliefs that my generation held as sacred are now null and void. If Capt. John Paul Jones were asked to surrender today, he would not answer “I have not yet begun to fight” but “Let’s work this out. Violence is never the answer, and all these dead bodies in the ocean are an environmental hazard.”

Also, we can’t seem to shoot offhand anymore. We no longer walk; we sit. And thanks to the current long-range craze, the idea of sneaking to get a closer shot at something is as alien as going afield without four electronic devices that you consult every two and a half minutes.
Stand and Deliver
Shooting from your hind legs like a man (or a woman, or whatever makes your heart happy) is by far the most difficult of all the positions. It requires exponentially more practice than any other simply to be competent, never mind good. And it is still absolutely necessary to master, unless you enjoy papering the walls of your home with unpunched licenses.
Offhand, Easily, Sort Of
The secret to shooting offhand is to accept that no one can hold a rifle steady while perched on his hind legs. No one. So don’t try to eliminate muzzle movement; instead, control it. Develop the finesse to make the end of the barrel move in a circle and to make that circle smaller and smaller as you aim. Then, the instant the crosshairs are on any part of the bull’s-eye, pull the trigger. Crude as this approach may seem, a great many of your shots will land in the center of the bull anyway.
The other thing you must do is shoot fast—because bucks won’t stand around waiting for you. An aimed offhand shot should take you no more than five seconds, and three is better. The longer you wait, the more likely you’ll screw up.
The Range Regimen
Here’s how to practice shooting offhand: Get a .22 rifle, as close a match to your centerfire as possible. Get as much ammo as you can buy, beg, or extort. Get a package of 100 NRA A-17 paper targets, each of which has 11 black bull’s-eyes about the size of a silver dollar.
Set your scope at 4X and start from 20 feet. Shoot strings of five rounds per bull; a hit anywhere in the black counts. Zero hits through two is pathetic; three is so-so; four is not bad at all; and five is outstanding. Your initial efforts are likely to be so bad that you will go into shock and require hospitalization.
As you improve, move back to 25 yards. Once you are shooting mostly fours and fives, switch to your centerfire rifle, and shoot from 100 yards at an NRA 50-yard pistol target with an 8-inch bull. Shoot no more than 20 rounds per session, and try to get all of them in the black. Very few shooters can do this; if you can get 18 or 19 into the 10-ring, you’ve done very well.
Finally, remember two things: First, practicing offhand is logistically easier, cheaper, and more valuable to real hunters than practicing at long range will ever be. So there’s no excuse not to do it. Second, shooting is a sport of muscle memory, repp­titian, and concentration, so shoot lots. And good luck getting the .22 ammo.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Agitprop  via e-mail...

"Does anyone remember Detective Melvin Santiago?
He was a Jersey City police officer who was shot to death on July 13th.  
Santiago was white.  His killer, Lawrence Campbell, was black. 
Does anyone recall Obama appearing before national television and calling for justice
for Officer Santiagos family? 
Does anyone recall Eric Holder rushing to Jersey City to see that justice was done? 
How about Officer Jeffrey Westerfield?
He was a Gary, Indiana police officer who was shot to death on July 6, 2014.
Officer Westerfield was white. His killer, Carl LeEllis Blount, Jr. was black.
Where was Obama? Where was Holder? 
Officer Perry Renn was an Indianapolis, Indiana police officer who was shot to death
July 5, 2014, the day before Officer Westerfield was killed.
Officer Renn was white. His killer, Major Davis, was black.
I don't recall any mention by Obama about the untimely death of Officer Renn. and, I doubt
that Eric Holder rushed to Indianapolis to make sure justice was served.
Vermillion Parish Deputy Sheriff Allen Bares was gunned down by two men June 23, 2014 in Louisiana.

Deputy Bares was white. His two killers, Quintlan Richard and Baylon Taylor were black.
Was Obama outraged?
Did Eric Holder rush to Louisiana to make sure that the family of Deputy Bares found justice? 
Detective Charles Dinwiddie of the Killen, Texas Police Department was murdered on May 11, 2014.
Officer Dinwiddie was white. His killer, Marvin Lewis Guy, is a black male.
Do you recall seeing anything about that on the news?
Certainly, the white citizens of Killeen didn't take to the streets to loot and burn businesses. 
Do you recall any mention of Obama or Holder here? 
Then, there is Officer Kevin Jordan of Griffin, Georgia Police Department.
He was gunned down on May 31, 2014.
Officer Jordan was black, his killer, Michael Bowman was white.  
This was a white man murdering a black police officer.
Where was Jesse Jackson? Where was "The Reverend" Al Sharpton?
Was there looting and burning on the streets of Griffin, Georgia? No,

In fact, we don't recall hearing about this one in the news as well. Why?
You can draw your own conclusions. 
Over the past 60 days, there have been five reported deaths of police officers by gunshot in the U.S.
Of those, four were white officers who were murdered by black men.
Blacks complain that white officers treat black men more aggressively on the street. 
You can draw your own conclusions on that one, as well.  
This is proof that the “Race Card” is alive and doing very well in our countries capitol among this presidents administration. 
Especially with Obama and Holder. 

After reading all of the above, there is only one conclusion that can be drawn from all of it.   
Compare for a moment the recent actions in Ferguson, Mo. with the killings listed above.
Why is there a difference between Ferguson and the rest of the killings outlined here?
Now Holder plans to go after Officer Wilson and prosecute him for the killing of an unarmed robber and criminal.  
When did this the Ferguson matter become a federal case? 
It doesn’t take a PHD to figure it all out.  Plain and simply there is black favoritism in every issue
where there is a black person, adult or kid, killed by a white person, cop or not.
Why are white people considered racist in these and other cases where a white person kills a black?

Why is it not  considered racism when the black people kill a white person?   
What is wrong with this whole picture? 
Please share with others.

Quite possibly the most racist article you will ever read

The man has a lot of very valid points,and he does describe reality-I’ve seen a lot of what he describes in courts in Cleveland, Ohio and crAkron, Ohio.
He does describe the problem accurately,and that is not racist,it’s simply fact. Stating that blacks can not reason well,etc. is racist though,because I have known,and still know some very intelligent black folks-it’s the lack of education, lack of a family structure,lack of work ethic,growing up around nothing but gang-bangers and dope dealers,placing no value on the lives and property of others,and finally-probably most importantly the victimhood bullshit that been pounded into their heads by those like Al Sharpton,Malcom X,the New Black panthers,etc. Take a young black kid out of the hood,and keep him or her out of the hood until after they have completed K-12 public education-and the result is different. I saw that with my own eyes at the suburban high school I attended-graduating class of 400 and change-there were six-count ‘em six black kids-all of whom graduated near the top of the class,then did the same in various colleges.  The man is spot on in his description of the symptoms,and the cause of the problems-he’s dead wrong about black people not being able to think rationally or get an education-there are plenty of successful black folks-they all have one thing in common-they got the fuck out of the ‘hood. The leftists/liberals/socialists/Marxists/commies planned utopia did not work out the way they thought it would.
Time for a new approach-stop the cradle to grave free ride-stop the SSI/money for nothing scam-stop the free food and housing for life. There are those black,white,brown,yellow who need temporary help due to circumstances beyond their control-we should all have no problem helping those people out-with or without government intervention. The left caused the problems in the black community-yet the black community continues to vote these leftist tools into office-based on the bloviation of morons like Sharpton,Bloomberg,DeBlasio,et-al.

There’s another problem with the plea bargain process-team .gov inc. and the prison/jail corporations need live bodies to fill cellblocks-once a person is labeled as a “felon” often for non-violent crimes and/or drug crimes-they can never hold a decent job due to the “felon” label. Time to adjust the length of the sentences-and when a person is released from prison-they get a fresh start unless they committed a truly heinous crime. prior to the 1990’s that was pretty much the case,as no one did background checks,and there were not all these jobs in which a person who has a “felon” label can not work. The label creates a permanent criminal class,they can’t support themselves legally in most cases-so it’s back for another trip through the court/prison/parole-probation merry-go-round. It’s easy for team .gov inc. along with it’s partner prison systems inc. to keep the cellblocks full,with a constantly rotating population of the same people taking multiple rides on the merry-go-round.
We incarcerate more people than any other country on the planet-and it’s a big business for team .gov. inc. it’s not that we have a huge number of heinous criminals. The madness needs to stop-when people lose rights for something as simple as having an argument with their spouse in which they raised their voice-then boom-he or she is an instant “felon”. Enough of this shit-it has to stop.

Originally posted on Reclaim Our Republic:
December 29, 2014 by Allen West

Every now and then you come across an article that folks just need to read. This one written by Michael Smith entitled, “Confessions of a Public Defender” and originally posted at American Renaissance on May 9, 2014 is one of those articles.

It is a profound and deeply disturbing piece, which, as we end 2014, we all need to comprehend as we move towards the 50th anniversary of the Great Society initiatives of President Lyndon Baines Johnson.
Smith articulates that which ails the black community — the real discussion we should be having on race, not that of victimhood and the further expansion of the welfare nanny-state.
He begins by saying, “I am a public defender in a large southern metropolitan area. Fewer than ten percent of the people in the area I serve are black but over 90 per cent of my clients…

The Last Pheasant Hunt on a Favorite Farm | Field & Stream

The Last Pheasant Hunt on a Favorite Farm | Field & Stream

The Leftist/Commie Views on Clive Bundy and Bunkerville…

Anatomy of a 2014 villain: Cliven Bundy

If 2014 was the year of the ignorant white guy, then this racist Nevada rancher might have been its standard bearer


Background: Back in April, Cliven Bundy was just your average Nevada racist. The 67-year-old Mormon earned his living as a cattle rancher, allowing his herd to graze illegally on nearby federally protected land.
The controversy: Bundy owed a lot of money to the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in grazing fees and penalties — $1.1 million, to be exact — for allowing his cattle on federal property. Bundy refused to pay, so the BLM began impounding his 900 head of cattle. After posting on his website about the standoff, area supporters came to his ranch to protest the roundup, leading Bundy to threaten a “range war” against the U.S. government. The confrontation turned violent when an armed militia gathered on his ranch, aiming rifles at BLM’s forces, who were in turn armed with semi-automatic weapons. BLM decided to retreat and Bundy became something of a folk hero to the anti-government set, garnering significant media attention in the process. Sens. Rand Paul, Dean Heller and large swaths of the conservative press lionized the rancher. Sen. Harry Reid, meanwhile, called Bundy’s militia a band of “domestic terrorists.”
It later came out that Bundy was (not unexpectedly) super racist: ”I want to tell you one more thing I know about the Negro … They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton,” said Bundy (and to the New York Times no less). “And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.”

 The rest of the lies,half-truths,and obfuscation aside-when did this...

"The confrontation turned violent when an armed militia gathered on his ranch, aiming rifles at BLM’s forces, who were in turn armed with semi-automatic weapons. "

Become an "act of violence", or "turn violent"?

When did someone standing up to the abuses of .gov inc. make them a "villian" or an "ignorant racist"?

These people do not stop-ever. The lies,half-truths and obfuscation will continue unabated,the singling out,then demonizing of any person,or group of persons opposed to the statists,socialists,Marxists and Commies that comprise team .gov inc. will continue,these people do not believe in any individual freedom whatsoever,to them it's all about total state control of the population-to them everyone must bow before the all powerful state-anyone who does not will be assassinated by the stormtroopers who blindly follow the orders of the leaders of team .gov inc.
Anyone not taken out by the stormtroopers will be labeled as a gun nut,redneck,gunbilly,hillbilly,teabilly,ammosexual,and of course a raaaaaaciiissssstttt......
'merika !

The False Promise of Background Checks

The idea of background checks for firearm purchases seems to sound sensible, but the reality is much different from the appearance. In truth, expecting firearm background checks to stop criminals is like trying to catch a few particular salmon during spawning season by placing a rock in the middle of the stream and watching for the specific fish to jump over the rock.
specious: adjective:
superficially plausible, but actually wrong.
"a specious argument"
misleading in appearance, especially misleadingly attractive.
There are more than 15 million NICS background checks processed every year, totaling over 180 million checks since the program’s inception in 1998. Between 98% and 99% of those checks were on regular, unrestricted people – most of whom already own at least one firearm. Of the few prohibited persons caught trying to purchase a firearm, the vast majority didn’t realize they were prohibited, and who had no criminal intent. In 2010, which is typical of recent years, only about 60 individuals – out of 15 million – were considered worthy of prosecution, and only 13 people – out of 15 million – were actually convicted of illegally trying to purchase a firearm. Not a very impressive return from a program that infringes on an enumerated constitutional right – that “shall not be infringed” – and has cost taxpayers an estimated $2 billion dollars so far.
Now the same people who brought us this incredibly inefficient and wasteful system want to expand it to include private transfers between individuals. Again, the idea seems, on the surface, logical and reasonable. But again, it is just another rock in the stream – a minor obstacle at best. The arguments in favor of so-called “universal background checks” are, in part, an acknowledgement that the present system can’t work; there’s just too much stream around the rock. One more rock in a wide flowing stream won’t stop, or even perceptibly slow the flow. There will always be plenty of ways for those wishing to acquire guns for criminal purposes to easily get them. Criminals get guns by stealing them, buying them on the black market, or by convincing a girlfriend, family member, or paid associate to purchase them.

Monday, December 29, 2014

LAPD declares citywide tactical alert after 2 fire at patrol car

Two suspects fired on a police patrol car with a rifle in South Los Angeles late Sunday night, prompting a citywide tactical alert that resulted in the arrest of one suspect and a massive manhunt for the second individual, authorities said.

"citywide tactical alert"  Translation...

Every cop in full riot gear-with baton and pepper spray-every SWAT team deployed-and every cop is trigger happy right now.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Processing Your Own Deer

 The first thing you absolutely must do to insure great tasting venison is to quickly field dress your deer,being careful not to puncture the stomach or intestines,and prop the chest cavity open to help speed cooling. Do this even in cold weather,as the faster you cool the meat,the better the end product will be. Also be sure to remove the deers anal canal-they make a tool called Butt-Out that greatly simplifies the task-or just cut it out with your knife.

Carry a few gallon sized ziploc bags with you if you like the liver or heart,and place those in the bags,along with the two tenderloins that run along the deers backbone on the inside of the body cavity you made when you gutted the critter.

The second thing is you must either allow the deer to hang in a cold place-below 38 degrees,or skin and quarter the deer,and age it in a couple of coolers by placing the deer quarter in a plastic trash bag,filling the cooler part way with ice,then placing the bag of meat on the ice. You can also use game bags to age your venison, but most of us hunt deer close enough to home and/or a hunting camp that there is no need for game bags unless you live in the south,where flies and other insects are an issue. The only time I use game bags is when hunting the mountain west,where it can be several days before I get back to “civilization” and the meat must be hung in a tree to keep it away from bears,coyotes etc.

Having hunted and processed my own game for over 40 years,I have found that as long as the weather cooperates,I let my deer hang for 7 days,then skin and process it.

When I have to use the coolers and ice method-I give it 10 days before processing.
The third thing,and I’m only putting it as third,because it’s the third step-is at least as important as allowing the meat to cool quickly.

The third thing is you must remove every bit of fat from the venison,venison fat is one of,if not the nastiest tasting things I have ever tasted-and I have tasted some things that are pretty gross to most people-Haggis comes to mind,tripe,”mountain oysters”,raw clam cocktail that I demanded to order in a restaurant as a kid-and was told in no uncertain terms by my dad that if he was paying for it I was damn sure gonna eat it-almost puked on the table it was so nasty!

I’m not going to get into the hang your deer head up or head down argument-I hang mine head up,because I find it easier to butcher the deer that way, as I start with the neck and shoulders,which take more time to bone out than the hind quarters.
Skin the deer carefully,being careful not to cut through it except to split it at the neck and legs,and remove the meat from the tail. If you plan on tanning the hide-be extra careful to not leave any meat attached to it,as you will just have to remove it later.

If you shot a trophy that you plan on having mounted-leave about 6″ more hide on the head/neck, or neck shoulders if getting a shoulder mount than you think the taxidermist will need.
I start at the neck,removing the larger muscles ,saving them to grind. Next,I remove the “backstraps” which are really the loins that run along  and on either side of the spine-this is prime meat,use it for steaks. Start at the top of the backstrap just above the shoulder,run your knife along the backbone,going around each vertebrae,when you reach the end of the backstrap,take your knife,and run it along the bone from the other side of the loin-or you can cut so far on one side,then cut the same length on the other,and the loin will just peel away from the bone as you go, with minimal knife work. Either way works,just a matter of preference.
Next,I bone the shoulders out,separating the muscle groups,after that,the hind quarters,same thing,just remove the meat by muscle groups,there’s really nothing to it,it’s very easy to do.
Once I am at this point,I rinse all the meat to remove any stray hairs from it,then sit at a table to start cutting it into roasts,and chunks for stew and grinding.
You will notice as you begin to separate the muscles into roasts that there is a clear membrane-get all that off and toss it in the trash bucket you have next to the cutting table.
You will also notice a silvery colored “skin” covering parts of the muscles-this is called siverskin and is what makes the clumps of “gristle” you sometimes get in ground beef.Remove this with a boning knife or filet knife-carefully cut under it,then take your knife blade pointing away from the meat,and run it along the silverskin-repeat this until you have removed all of it.
As you trim your roasts,toss the larger chunks into a pile for stew meat,the smaller into another pile for ground meat. I sometimes grind one shoulder into ground meat,and will also grind the smaller roasts from the hindquarters as well-depends on how much ground meat you want to end up with.

One piece of advice-buy a good grinder-I have both a hand-crank that’s so old my great grandmother used it,and a 1 1/2 hp electric grinder I bought from Cabelas years ago.
The grinders will come with at least 2 plates that have holes in them-these determrine the size of the grind you get when you grind the meat.

Whichever type of grinder you use,always grind the meat,grind the fat,then mix the two together,then grind a second time. Ground venison is best when ground to a medium or coarse grind-we prefer coarse grind,so I use the same plate for all 3 steps. If you prefer a smaller grind,grind meaqt and fat with the larger plate,mix the two,then grind using a plate with smaller holes.
The roasts from the hindquarters are more tender,and look just like the same roasts cut from a beef cow. I’ll use the shoulder roasts for crockpot roasts,and the roasts from the hindquarters get treated the same as a high quality beef roast.

My wife likes to use the bags with the seasonings already in them,she puts potatoes,carrots a little celery and onion in the bag with the roast-cooks according to directions on package-and venison roasts made like that rock! Just had one for Christmas dinner.
I make jerky from a couple of the roasts,and all the trimmings from the hindquarters are used for stew meat if big enough pieces,or get tossed into the grind pile if small pieces.

To make the best tasting ground venison,you have to add some fat,what kind is up to you,some use pork fat,some use beef fat,some grind bacon into their ground venison.
I use beef fat,it’s readily available,even from today’s grocery stores that don’t really butcher meat,they just cut up boxed large cuts,and it’s inexpensive-I just paid $4.99 for 5# a couple weeks ago.
Beef fat makes ground venison taste more like ground beef-and it makes ass-kickin good burgers-just be careful not to overcook it!

Venison is best cooked to medium rare-if making your burgers inside-I use a cast iron skillet,get it nice and hot,then cook the ground venison burgers,lightly seasoned with just salt and pepper for about 3 minutes per side,flipping only once. Let the cooked burgers rest for a few minutes as you get your fixin’s ready,put it on the bun and enjoy-best burgers you’ll ever eat.

Those of you who like liver-yuck-venison liver cooks way faster than beef or calf liver-so you have to cook your onions halfway first. I’ll start the onions in one skillet,then dredge the liver pieces in flour that’s been seasoned with salt and pepper,and cook in a cast iron skillet that’s good and hot and has a 50/50 mix of butter and cooking oil in it-lightly brown the liver,when you turn the pieces over,add the onions from the other pan,the onions will finish cooking as the liver cooks-remove the liver pieces when browned,place on paper towels to drain any oil,then put on plates,and top with the now fully cooked onions-enjoy-the wife and kids won’t eat beef liver any more-they can’t wait for fall and that first venison liver now.
Hope that helps…
One other thing-expect to get about half of what your deer weighs after field dressed in meat when you process it-make sure you have freezer space already cleared when you start processing.
Any questions-just ask in the comments-or e-mail me

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas !

I hope all the readers of this blog have a merry Christmas,or a happy Hanuka and you all have a great night tonight,and are able to spend time with loved ones tomorrow.

Police step up security at two Brooklyn stationhouses after reports of being targeted by Baltimore gang

Police have stepped up security at two Brooklyn stationhouses after a report of a threat that they are being targeted by a notorious Baltimore gang, police sources said.
Police have stepped up security at two Brooklyn stationhouses after a report they are being targeted by a notorious Baltimore gang, police sources and the Sergeants Benevolent Association said Tuesday night.
A police source said that Emergency Service Unit cops were sent to the 79th and 81st precinct stationhouses in Bedford-Stuyvesant and Brownsville after an informant reported the threat, but it had not yet been validated.

An NYPD spokesman would not confirm the threat or if security was heightened at either station.
But a Daily News reporter witnessed two ESU trucks parked in front of the 79th precinct and four SWAT members standing in the building’s lobby with rifles in hand.
At the 81st precinct, two SWAT members guarded the lobby along with three officers, with a couple more SWAT officers around the corner.
"My wife, she’s actually at home crying right now. It’s tough," said one of the SWAT members.

Here's an idea for police everywhere-stop acting like stormtroopers,stop treating citizens as the enemy,stop seizing peoples legally owned property in the failed war on drugs,stop seizing legally earned cash and property from citizens during traffic stops,stop having drug sniffing dogs falsely "alert"on cars so you can search them,stop violently taking citizens to the ground,tazing and pepper spraying them for not "obeying" your "commands",remember-shiny badges do NOT grant special rights!

Obama administration crams over 1,200 new regulations just before the new year


The Obama administration is cramming like a college student trying to study for a final exam, publishing more than 1,200 new regulations in the last 15 days alone, according to data from
Energy and environment rules are the biggest category, with 139 published by the federal government in the last 15 days, according to
One of the most contentious new regulations is the EPA’s coal ash rule. The rule has been criticized by the coal industry and environmental groups — though for entirely different reasons — and has a price tag of up to $20.3 billion. The rule was finalized last Friday.
Before that, the Obama administration finalized a new ozone standard that could become the costliest rule ever proposed by the EPA. The EPA released the rule while millions of Americans were getting ready to eat some turkey and pie for Thanksgiving.
Regulations listed on include “Notices from the Federal Register; Proposed Rules; Final Rules.” The government website shows that 309 rules were proposed or finalized in the last 15 days and 892 notices from the federal register were received — some of which could lead to new rulemakings.
So far this year, the Obama administration has proposed or finalized  more than $200 billion in regulations when the coal ash rule’s costs are factored in, according to the American Action Forum.

Bracken on Deomocide

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

‘Twas the Night Raid Before Christmas

In the midst of buying your own gifts for family and friends this holiday season, remember that the cops can just as easily seize your property, your rights and even your shark fins. Enjoy this Christmas classic: Twas the Night Raid Before Christmas.
‘Twas the Night Raid Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through our home
Not a creature was stirring but CNN’s gnome;
The stockings were hung by the family tree,
In hopes that St. Nick would come visit Philly.
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
Except my wayward son, a sugar plum head;
With mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
He snuck to the porch and sold 40 bucks of smack.
Then out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Downstairs, to the entrance, I flew like a flash,
A yell of “Police!” and the front door was smashed;
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But cops with guns drawn, not a single rein-deer,
One arrested my son so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he was not St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles, my house they did seize,
“How can you do this?” I pleaded from my knees.
“It’s called civil forfeiture,” bellowed the cop,
“I’ll take what I want, and I’m not gonna stop.”
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had so much to dread.
“In just Philly alone, in just 10 years’ time,
One thousand private homes are now mine, all mine!”
The grip of a rifle he held tight beneath;
The laser sight circled my heart like a wreath.
His scope—how it twinkled! trained on my dog Thor,
He kicked out my family, padlocked our door.
“Loitering, jaywalking, BS traffic stops:
All excuses to rob you—’cuz we’re the cops!
TVs, cash, cars galore: everything is fair game,”
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
Take church funds! Take shark fins! Take crosses, SUV’s!
Buy Vipers! Buy hookers! Buy drones and Zambonis!
To the billions we seize! with no charges at all!
Now dash your hopes, dash your rights, dash away all!”
Then with that last word, he went straight to his work,
And stole all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a snort, he said “Sucks your son blows.”

He sprang to his cruiser as his team he advised:
“The rest of our wish list, we’ll seize from good guys!”
And I heard him exclaim, ere they drove out of sight–
“Happy Christmas to all. On to the next house tonight!”
Written by Justin Monticello. Production by Monticello and Paul Detrick. Editing by Detrick. Voice over by Alex Manning. Illustrations by Jason Keisling.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Daily Mail Fast and Furious report repeats unsubstantiated claim

Curiously, in all his 'Gunwalker'  testimony before Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder never detailed steps taken to "track" Fast and Furious guns. So why is the media so certain in telling the public that's what happened?
Curiously, in all his ‘Gunwalker’ testimony before Congress, Attorney General Eric Holder never detailed steps taken to “track” Fast and Furious guns. So why is the media so certain in telling the public that’s what happened?
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In a Thursday report on a 2011 Phoenix “gang-style shooting” in which a gun from the Operation Fast and Furious “gunwalking” scheme was used, Mail Online repeats unsubstantiated claims that give cover to the administration and mask the government’s intentional uncontrolled release of guns into the criminal underworld. U.S. Political Editor David Martosko tells readers the purpose of the operation was to track the guns.
“[The] Phoenix gang-style shooting in 2013 was carried out with an AK-47 purposely sold to gun-runners under the watchful eye of the ATF,” a preface bullet reads. That much is true, with the reporting problem starting with the second point, claiming “[The] Obama administration tried to track 2,000 guns into Mexico to drug cartels.”
The latter claim is where the ubiquitous administration-serving media narrative falls apart. How does one track guns without making any attempt to do so? That, in turn, leads to the fraudulent, but often-repeated media claim that Fast and Furious was a “botched gun sting

That’s despite whistleblower sources claiming in early January, 2011, that guns were being walked “to pad statistics.” It was through these sources that the story was investigated and reported by citizen journalists while “legitimate news media” remained deliberately indifferent, until information coming to light could no longer be contained, prompting many “Authorized Journalists” to manage and spin it instead.
Undaunted by the facts, Martosko soldiers on with the wholly unsubstantiated “tracking claim.
“Fast and Furious was “an ill-fated Obama administration program that tried in vain to track firearms across the Mexican border to drug kingpins,” he asserts. “In vain” implies an exhaustive effort, does it not, as opposed to just letting guns go without even trying, and in fact, ordering agents to allow the guns to “walk” while intentionally keeping the Mexican government in the dark — in itself a violation of both U.S. and Mexican laws?
“’Operation Fast and Furious’ involved straw-buyers who sent 2,000 guns to Mexico (including these weapons) with help from the ATF, which hoped to track the firearms to drug cartels — but failed,” a photo caption accompanying the article reads. All evidence points to the hope being geared toward change — to U.S. gun laws. To date, the administration has had to content itself with requiring additional reporting of multiple rifle sales from Southwest border gun dealers, with the real goal, to justify banning misnamed ‘assault weapons,” thankfully still beyond their grasp.
How one ‘devises’ a program that completely omits the part where weapons are followed from gun stores to cartel leaders, and then expects any other result, is left unexplored by Mail Online and other “legitimate news media” apologists. How anyone can track guns without even attempting to, or botch a sting that has no mark, are questions those who spread such excuses never try to answer.
Perhaps the best analogy for challenging the “failed tracking/botched sting” theory was conceived by St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner Kurt Hofmann.
“We are … being asked to believe that the BATFE’s grand strategy for bringing down the drug cartels … resembled ‘South Park’s’ Underpants Gnomes’ business plan … with the BATFE adaptation going something like this: ‘Phase 1: Encourage gun dealers (and sometimes pay them, as confidential informants) to sell guns to known traffickers Phase 2: ? Phase 3: Humbly accept plaudits as Mexican drug cartel comes crashing down,’” he wrote.
To date, no one advancing the “failed/botched” apologia has even attempted to explain “Phase 2,” and provide documentation, or even a plausible hypothesis, on how the government — which according to all evidence kept their own attaché and Mexican law enforcement in the dark — intended to track any guns once they crossed the border.
Except, of course, to recover them at crime scenes after shootouts and deaths had occurred and then point fingers when serial numbers allowed them to be traced back to U.S. gun shops. Not that a public largely relying on “real reporters” from “mainstream” outlets would be likely to know.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ohio: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Signed into Law Today

Today at a public signing ceremony, Governor John Kasich (R) signed into law House Bill 234, comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation.  HB 234 will take effect in ninety days.
While originally a bill allowing for the use of suppressors while hunting, the Senate Civil Justice Committee added many other pro-gun provisions to HB 234.  HB 234 then passed in the Ohio Senate by a 24 to 6 vote on December 9, and was concurred by the state House of Representatives by a 72 to 21 vote on December 10.
HB 234 makes a number of positive changes to Ohio’s firearm laws.  HB 234, as signed into law:
  • Improves the concealed handgun license process by (1) reducing the number of training hours required from 12 to 8 hours, (2) eliminating minimum length-of-residency requirements, (3) allowing non-residents who work in Ohio to apply for a CHL in the county or adjacent county in which they work, and (4) makes special provisions for members of the military who have been honorably discharged or retired, extending their competency certification from six years to ten years after honorable discharge or retirement.
  • Expands concealed carry reciprocity to visitors and persons temporarily in Ohio who have valid out-of-state licenses, regardless of whether the license-issuing state has entered into a reciprocity agreement with Ohio.
  • Repeals the prohibition on Ohio citizens buying and/or selling long guns or ammunition from only the five contiguous states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Citizens of Ohio can now purchase and/or sell rifles and shotguns in any state as long as the firearm laws in both states are obeyed.
  • Includes a “shall certify” provision which requires a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) to sign off on an application to transfer an item regulated by the National Firearms Act, once the application procedure and requirements are met.  This provision eliminates personal bias towards NFA-related items, requiring CLEOs to sign off and process the application in the same way they do a concealed handgun license.
  • Allows for the use of firearm sound suppressors while hunting in the Buckeye State.
  • Brings Ohio’s definition of “automatic firearm” in line with the federal definition, limiting it to only any firearm designed or adapted to fire a succession of cartridges with a single function of the trigger.
Your NRA thanks you for your active involvement in the passage and enactment of HB 234, as well as the state legislators who voted for its passage.  We also thank Governor Kasich for signing this important pro-gun reform into law.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2014 ‘killed by cops’ tally tops 1,000

There are no frills to be found at The site is just a simple spreadsheet. The information it contains, though, is invaluable. It is a list of every single person documented to have been killed by police in the United States in 2013 and 2014. There are links to a media report for every single death, as well as their names, ages, and when known, sex and race.
The site is so valuable because, as we’ve noted previously, there is no reliable national database for keeping track of the number of people killed by police each year. The FBI tracks homicides by law enforcement officers, but participation is voluntary, and many agencies don’t participate. As I noted last week, Eric Garner’s death at the hands of a New York Police Department won’t show up in the FBI’s statistics for 2014 because the state of New York does not participate in the program.
The FBI’s statistics for 2013 say that law enforcement officers killed 461 people that year. apparently got its start last year. Using their system of monitoring by news report, they have calculated that police actually killed 748 people between May and December. That’s 287 more than the FBI reports for the whole year.
And for 2014, which still has a couple of weeks left, the site has reported 1,029 people have been killed by police. That’s about a 30 percent increase over last year, though with four-month gap at the start of 2013 (measuring 25 percent of the year), it's possible the numbers would be much closer if we had January through April. Even with the FBI’s broken numbers, we know that 2013 marked a two-decade high in killings by police.
Neither the site nor its Facebook page indicates who is responsible for compiling this information, and they’re protecting their identity by hosting the site through GoDaddy. We can’t talk to whoever is responsible for this database about how or why they started it and how much effort it is to keep track of this information. Here is a page for people to submit information to help improve the quality of the database.

Jihadist hostage-taker enabled by Australian gun laws

A Sydney cafe hostage is taken out on a stretcher.
A Sydney cafe hostage is taken out on a stretcher.
Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images
An Islamic gunman who took Sydney cafe employees and customers hostage is among the three people reported dead after automatic weapon-wielding police using flash grenades stormed the building early Tuesday morning Australian time, Fox News is reporting. Man Haron Monis, an Iranian immigrant charged with the murder of his wife and the sexual assault of another woman, and who waged a campaign against families of fallen soldiers by mailing them letters calling the deceased “murderers,” highlighted both the problems of a country welcoming hostile foreign nationals, as well as the ease with which one armed assailant can victimize multiple unarmed citizens.
Touted as a model for the U.S. to emulate after passing sweeping gun control legislation in 1996, Australia has adopted many of the laws currently existing in some states and being pushed for in the rest. Per, a project of the Sydney School of Public Health, which, while decidedly anti-gun, nonetheless provides instructive and useful compilations of gun laws from around the globe, Australian gun laws are “categorized as restrictive.
“In Australia, the right to private gun ownership is not guaranteed by law,” the analysis advises. “[C]ivilians are not allowed to possess automatic and semi-automatic firearms, self-loading and pump action shotguns [and] private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is only permitted subject to stringent conditions.”
In addition to registration and regulation of sales for what is permitted, there are waiting periods, “safe storage” requirements for firearms and ammunition, and transport regulations. Carrying firearms openly or concealed, “in a public place is prohibited without genuine reason. In law, personal protection is not a genuine reason.”
The people with no "genuine reasons" Monis took captive were all unarmed and “law-abiding,” and thus helpless to do anything to protect themselves except wave an Islamic flag when ordered to, wait for men with guns to save them, and hope or pray they would survive. If domestic advocates of citizen disarmament have their way, petitioning U.S. cafes and other businesses to disallow guns on their premises, and further, demanding government pass laws prohibiting them, Americans obeying such edicts could find themselves in the same dilemma as the Sydney hostages.

Whiny Millennial Whining Crybaby Whines About Being Called Whiny

While brave men and women are fighting and dying, whiny, coddled, crybaby millennial college students here at home are demanding that their law exams be postponed because they just can’t deal with the emotional distress of not being granted the lynching in Ferguson that they’d set their tiny little minds on. It’s just too much to handle for the special little snowflakes, don’t you see?
One professor at Oberlin, of all places, had a delightful answer to the pleading, sniveling little turds trying to get out of taking their exams on time.
But what made His Majesty laugh out really loud was this pathetic, spineless, mewling, incoherent blather penned by a spoiled brat at Haaah-Vuhd. (That link also shamelessly stolen from Ace).
Over the last week, much has been said about law students’ petitioning for exam extensions in light of the circumstances surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner at the hands of police officers.
Much, but not nearly enough. But that will surely change if you keep it up, you petulant little unmanned brat.
Students at Harvard Law School, Columbia Law School, Georgetown University Law Center and several other schools requested that their administrations allow extensions on final exams for students who have been confronting the aftermath of the recent failed grand jury indictments of the officers who killed the unarmed black men.
Brown was armed quite credibly with his fist and his body mass, using the former repeatedly against the officer’s face while trying to take his sidearm away. But we’re sure he was only wanting to put the firearm in a safe place so nobody would get hurt. Guns are dangerous, don’t you know?
If you don’t consider a couple of hundred pounds of muscle backing up two angry fists “armed”, then you’re more than welcome to contact us for a demonstration. Provided you sign a waiver first, that is.
In response, opponents of exam extensions have declared that to grant these requests would be a disservice to the students.
It would be, but considering how worthless you millennial invertebrates have already proven yourselves to be, we much doubt that more damage can be done to you than what has already been so thoroughly achieved by your sorry excuses for “parents” and their utter failure to provide you with anything that might be mistaken for parenting.
Law students, they argue, must learn how to engage critically with the law in the face of intense adversity.
Or, in the case of your kind, any adversity at all, a concept wholly foreign to you.
Drawing comparisons to events surrounding the Civil Rights Movement and other times of intense turmoil, these opponents portray today’s law students as coddled millennials using traumatic events as an excuse for their inability to focus on a three-hour exam.
That, we believe, is what is commonly known as “an accurate description of the suspect”, a term you should be familiar with.
In essence, law students are being told to grow up and learn how to focus amidst stress and anxiety—like “real” lawyers must do.
Real lawyers out in the real world doing actual lawyering, as opposed to spoiled shitless, entitled wimps like yourself doing mainly keg stands and panty raids.
Speaking as one of those law students, I can say that this response is misguided: Our request for exam extensions is not being made from a position of weakness, but rather from one of strength and critical awareness.
Weakness is strength, ignorance is knowledge, cowardice is courage. You’ve memorized your Orwell creditably, we must say. It’s just that his point flew over your pointed head entirely, but that should hardly come as a surprise to anybody.
Although over the last few weeks many law students have experienced moments of total despair, minutes of inconsolable tears and hours of utter confusion, many of these same students have also spent days in action—days of protesting, of organizing meetings, of drafting emails and letters, and of starting conversations long overdue.
Despair, tears and confusion? What the hell have you been doing? Facing the French charge at Agincourt? Staring down a German Panzer Division? Oh, you’ve been wasting your study time running around in the streets waving signs and holding meetings, not to mention that most dreadfully demanding and heartbreaking chore: writing emails and letters

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Future Deer Hunter

Photo: Amen!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

13 Gay Bakeries Refuse to Bake Cake for Heterosexual Christian Man

h/t The Grey Enigma

"The left is all about coexistence and acceptance until the ball lands in their court. You may recall that a judge named Tonya Parker recently made news because she is refusing to perform heterosexual marriages.
More liberal hypocrisy.
Exposing this double-standard in action, Theodore Shoebat decided to prove a point recently. He actually used an Alinsky tactic against the leftists, though I am not sure if that was his intent. He attempted to make the left live up to its own set of rules.
Shoebat called 13 bakers asking each to bake a cake for him. He was denied 13 times."

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The Watch Charting the growth of MRAPs and the 1033 program

Brent Skorup and Andrea Castillo at the free-market think tank the Mercatus Center have put together a couple of graphs to illustrate the rise of the 1033 program, the law that instructs the Pentagon to make surplus military gear available to police departments across the country. The first graph looks at the growth of the program in general:

Note that the graphs were made from data compiled from NPR through the end of August.
The second graph looks at the increase in giveaways of mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles, or MRAPs, which we’ve also covered here at The Watch.
I should admit that I haven’t done much research on this, but I’m guessing that a graph of the number of land-mine incidents in the places those vehicles have ended up would look like something pretty close to this:
Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. He is the author of the book "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces." 

Why Gun-Control Advocates Lie about Guns... The facts aren’t on their side.

Angered by the news that American voters are now more supportive of the Second Amendment than they have been in two decades, the New York Daily News’s Mike Lupica used his weekend column to vent. Over the course of 900 words, Lupica lambasted the public for continuing “to protect gun nuts,” chided the “mouth-breathing” NRA for its murderous myopia, and contended emotively that “there are no words” available to describe the horror of “a recent poll that says a majority of Americans believe it is more important to protect the right to own guns than it is for the government to limit access to guns.”
And then, having established his moral bona fides for all to see, he tried to sneak a brazen lie past his audience:
The flyers on the table feature a picture of a beautiful, smiling girl with a pink bow in her hair, with Christmas and her whole life ahead of her until Adam Lanza walked into her school on a Friday morning with an automatic weapon — the kind of gun we are told must be protected or the Second Amendment is turned into a dishrag — and started shooting.
That Lupica would knowingly write these words should be of great concern to anybody who is concerned with the truth. There were no “automatic” weapons used at Sandy Hook. Rather, Adam Lanza used a standard semi-automatic rifle of the sort that millions upon millions of Americans have in their homes. Moreover, Mike Lupica knows this full well, for on every other occasion he has written about the AR-15, he has described it correctly. In March of 2013, Lupica called for the federal government to ban “a semiautomatic rifle called the AR-15.” A few months later, railing against the same weapon, he explained to his readers that AR-15s are “semi-automatic” — and explained not just once, but twice. Elsewhere, he has proven himself to be more than capable of identifying different gun types when it has suited him to do so. Why, then, the change?
The answer, I suspect, lies in this famously dishonest piece of advice from the Violence Policy Center’s radical founder, Josh Sugarmann:
Assault weapons – just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms – are a new topic. The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons – anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun – can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

As you will see, “semi-automatic” does not mean “slightly weaker machine gun,” but is instead a technical term used to describe any firearm that requires its user to pull the trigger each and every time he wishes to expel a round. “Automatic,” by contrast, denotes something very different indeed: namely, any gun that keeps firing for as long as the trigger is depressed. “Automatics” have been heavily regulated since 1934 and are almost never used in crimes of any sort; “semi-automatics” have been available at almost every gun store in the country for almost a century. One can easily understand why Lupica hopes that the public will mix the two up: Their doing so is the only way he’s going to get anywhere with his crusade. But that he has elected to use his position as a “journalist” to help it along is little short of disgraceful.
Apparently, it is also somewhat typical. “So,” he sighed in yet another anti-AR-15 column last year, “it takes nine months and two days from Newtown, from 20 dead children and six adults, for someone else to carry the same kind of AR15 that Adam Lanza carried into Sandy Hook Elementary School into the Washington Navy Yard.” The cover line for his story? “Same Gun, Different Slay.”