Saturday, October 29, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
It is extremely simple, which drives the gun control activists nuts because it isn't what they perceive as "Proper" gun control.
Here they are in order
- All guns are always loaded.
- Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
- Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target. And you are ready to shoot.
- Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.
"All Guns Are Always Loaded"
For the most part this is true in my house. My children all know that firearms are NOT a toy. They have Air-soft guns and BB Guns and Pellet Guns. And they know what each of these weapons can do. How? By seeing just what an Air-soft pellet, BB, Lead Pellet from a .177 Pellet rifle can do to a soda can filled with water. Then seeing what a 36 gr .22 LR Bullet does to a similar can. Without exception, none of the "toys" compares to what happens when the hydrostatic shock from a .22 destroys the can. A .177 pellet will split the can, but not split it wide open and make it jump 3 feet in the air. My children have seen what happens when a load of 00 Buck out of a 12 gauge hits a 3 liter bottle filled with water. It isn't pretty. But it is an extremely graphic representation of the amount of power a firearm has. the same thing when a 7.62X39 or 7.62X51 round hits a 5 gallon bucket filled with water, with the lid on tight. A few times I've had the lid fly over 20 feet away. So my children "KNOW" just how dangerous and deadly a firearm is.
#2 "Never Let the Muzzle Cover Anything You Are Not Willing To Destroy"
My kids have fired all of my weapons at various times. They know exactly how much pressure it take to pull a trigger. I've also demonstrated just how light a weight that actually is, by having them hold a raw egg in thier hand while they drop their hand down onto a table. Try it. Hold a raw egg in your hand palm up, loosely hold it, now put your elbow on a table and let your hand fall naturally. Nine times out of ten you will crack the egg. So the kids know that if that muzzle sweeps across something they don't want to shoot like one of their siblings or me or the house they run the risk of an ND or an AD. Also to help train with that some snap caps come in handy. I shook up one of my know it all kids, I won't say which one, who wanted to carry a rifle with their finger inside the triggerguard with the safety on. With a snap cap in the chamber I asked the child in question to jump out of the back of the truck carrying the rifle, they did and I heard the Click-Snap of the hammer dropping. I then asked them to clear the rifle. And they couldn't because it was little too hard to pull back the charging handle against the weight of the dropped hammer. I made my point.
And that part also covers
#3 "Keep Your Finger Off The Trigger Until Your Sights Are On The Target. And You Are Ready To Shoot"
All of the kids were shocked by just how easy it was to have a ND or AD. So drilling them constantly that their fingers do NOT belong inside the trigger guard until they have sights on target and are ready to shoot really stuck.
#4 "Be Sure Of Your Target And What Is Beyond It"
Demonstrating this to the kids was another graphical demonstration. I set up a 1/8th inch steel plate held up by 2 5 gallon buckets filled with water. One bucket in front of the plate which was my target, and one bucket behind it. And 5 feet further behind that was a 4X8 piece of plywood in front of my berm/backstop. That only took 1 round of 7.62X51 FMJ from my C-91 to destroy both buckets, punching a nice hole through the plate and peppering the plywood with 5 or 6 pieces of the bullet, 2 of those pieces went all the way through the plywood into the backstop. My twin boys were very impressed, until I explained to them that if it wasn't for the berm/backstop those pieces could have gone on and hurt or killed someone.
So as I sit here typing this I stopped to think about just how many weapons there are near me. Without getting up and going to the safe I have 7 loaded weapons, that I KNOW my children will not touch without permission or cause. Not think, I KNOW. My kids know anytime they would like to shoot all they have to do is ask, and I'll get one of the rifles or the handguns out of the safe, and they can run to their room to get their PPP gear. So they don't have the same fascination with firearms that kids who grow up without access or knowledge of them. To me and my children firearms are more of a tool and an enjoyment than anything else. The kids know dad keeps 2 of his revolvers loaded with snake shot for the snakes, and 2 of the shotguns loaded with #8 rounds for the same reason. They know the semi-automatic pistols are loaded with FMJ for the Tokarev and hollow points for the 1911A1. The rifles are loaded with FMJ with an extra mag for the C-91 on the buttstock and a bandolier for the SKS next to it.
My kids KNOW all this stuff. Am I worried about them getting into my guns when I'm not around? No, I'm not. I'm worried about any of their friends who come over and want to play with my guns. Hence I lock my door when I'm not at home. If my 2 oldest daughters need a weapon for any reason they know where the key to my room is and they know just behind the door is a loaded shotgun. They know where the 2 revolvers loaded with snakeshot are as well as where the serious ammunition for both revolvers is. They know where the key to the gunsafe is if they need even more serious firepower.
My kids are "Gun Safe" Many children, especially children in areas where firearms ownership is restricted or frowned upon are not. And THAT is where you get children playing with firearms shooting and killing themselves or other children. They don't know any better. All they know is what they see on television. They see the good guys and bad guys waving firearms around and nobody gets hurt for real. They don't see just how dangerous these tools actually are, they don't see proper safety procedures, or the reason for the procedures.
Gun Control advocates say "It's for the children." No it's not. It's for their own sense of superiority, of I make the rules so they apply to you, not to me and mine. Some Gun Control Advocates actually believe that less guns will equal less crime. The problem is the only way that could possibly be true was if there were no guns anywhere in the world, and no one had the knowledge to make them. Sorry that isn't ever going to happen. If that ever did happen though, crimes would still be committed, people would still be killed and assaulted, just with other items, knives, axes, machetes, screwdrivers, hammers, shovels, rakes forks, pens, pencils, hoes, sticks, rocks, broken glass, many other things can be used as a weapon. The problem is not the item, it is the intent behind the wielder of the item. And that is what Gun Control activists don't understand. Intent, not the item is the problem. I own firearms. I have no intent in ever harming another human being unless they offer violence to me or mine. But several Gun Control activists have threatened violence to others. Don't believe me? Go to Dave Codrea's site and look in his archives. You will find comments, Tweets and posts of Gun Control activists wishing harm and in a few cases outright threatening people who do not agree with their views or who have caught them in their lies. So for them, they HAVE the intent, so I would not want them to own firearms as they might be a danger to myself or others let alone themselves.
I'm going to wrap this up.
Gun Control in my opinion is teaching everyone safe responsible gun handling skills. That should be the only Gun Control that should be talked about.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
"This will come as a surprise to almost none of you, I’m sure, but ACORN has now been officially identified as the driving force behind the “Occupy Wall Street” miscreants.
This is all about the 2012 presidential election, and the only chance Obama has of being re-elected. It is a three-point plan being orchestrated from the White House involving the typical rogues’ gallery of Leftist goon squads."
Romney is definitely not my first choice. I like Cane. But what are you going to do if he does get nominated? Any of the Republican candidates is much better than Obama, including even Ron Paul with his isolationist/McGovern-like foreign policy. I’d like to remind you of Reagan’s “11th commandment”: never speak ill of a fellow Republican. Right now all these attacks on Romney make it much easier for Obama to win, should Romney get the nomination. Ultimately we all want Obama to lose in 2012. So, he is the one we need to attack. People were saying that McCain or Hillary were Obama-light. But any “Obama-light” would be infinitely better than “Obama-full version”
As usual go RTWT
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
The Transcription of the interview is here, Part One. Part Two. Part Three.
A selected clip of the interview as it relates to our country's current problems is here.
Click on the third link first then watch the first link and read the second link. Very, very scary.
Link to his Wikipedia page is here.
Make your own decision, however just make sure you get all the facts first.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Since Phlegmmy posts her pups all the time, I thought I'd share my two ear warmers with you. They are sisters about 22 months old and they either sleep at the head of my bed while I'm on the computer or Cao (Cow) the black and white one sleeps at my head while Layla the reddish brown one sleeps under the covers at my side or in between my feet. Their momma Daisy, either sleeps on the floor next to the bed or she sleeps on the pillow on the other side of my bed. And usually Skeeter, Gemma and QT Pi (Cutie Pi, pi being the actual symbol for Pi) will be somewhere on the bed with me as well, sometime Skeeter joins Layla under the covers, other times he joins Cao next to my head.
Rolling over at night is an unusual negotiation at times.
It started out bright and early at the park about 25 miles away from home. The birds in the lake were looking around at all the people suddenly showing up so early.
They looked at everyone and tried to do their normal routine.
But the people kept coming and making more and more noise
They finally started herding their little ones out of the small lake and into the bushes and shrubbery around the lake.
Here is my #4 child, youngest (and third) Daughter, in her cross country uniform. Doesn't she look happy dad is taking her picture?
Here is her grade group (8th Grade) getting ready to start.
I actually got it right as the starter fired the starting pistol, I'm surprised I actually got it.
AND THEY'RE OFF!
Here she is coming around the back of the front section of the 2 miles course. Only 1.5 miles to go.
Here she is coming off the back portion of the course, only .25 miles left to the finish line.
I was unable to get to the finish line because of how decrepit I am, but here is the Middle school team, 7th graders in front 8th graders in back. She finished 15th out of 27 and improved her time by a minute and 8 seconds. I'm very proud of her. The head coach said if she continues to work out, she has a place on the junior varsity team next year.
And this picture she had to take as it was while we were walking back to the van she saw a family of bears on the side of the road. So of course she had to take their picture
Her team took 2nd place Saturday, and came in 3rd place for the entire season out of 9 schools. I am very proud of her, and I think she will do very well next year in athletics.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The first test I normally do is the hydrostatic test. Where a round if fired into an opened aluminum can filled with water to guage the effectiveness of how well the round transfer the shock to the container. Followed up by shooting into a filled but sealed 1 liter bottle, 2 liter bottle and 3 liter bottle. And while it is fun to shoot the bottles in also shows how the shock is transferred by the amount of damage done to the bottles. Then using more filled 3 liter bottles, the penetration is tested, 2, 3 liter bottles filled with water is roughly equal to 1, 1 gallon jug allowing for the difference in the materials. So for good penetration the round must penetrate 4 3 liter bottles to reach the FBI Mandated 12 inches of penetration. I know the Winchester Whitebox can do it. Hopefully later this week the ammo comes in and we can test it against the Winchester ammo.
For the FTC Disclaimer: LuckyGunner.Com is providing 1 box of 50 rounds of .45ACP ammunition for this test. The Winchester Whitebox ammunition I purchased myself for my own use.
Monday, October 17, 2011
Here it is.
How else can you explain a bunch of people who have become the brain drain of our society? Rather than becoming responsible, contributing members of the American way of life, they demand free this, free that and someone to take care of them. In other words they are unthinking programmed Zombies, who are attempting to eat the seed corn of this country to make their lives a little easier.
I've got news for you folks, even if you got everything you asked for, inside of 6 months you will have nothing. No food, no money, no I-phone, no nothing. When you eat your seed corn, you don't have anything to plant to grow the next crop. And without that next crop you have famine and death.
But you don't see it that way. You want to take from those who have worked, those who are the means of generating wealth and prosperity in this country, and you want to punish them because they dare to rise above you. So you want to tear them down and destroy them. What happens when there is no one else to tear down? What happens when there are no more job producers in this country? What happens when there are No Jobs?
Think about it.
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
As always please let me know if you like what you hear.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturers are failing to fill thousands of vacant jobs, surprising when 14 million people are searching for work."
So many US Manufacturing Jobs , So few skilled workers
The problem according to the article has become more acut in the last 3 years. Last 3 years? Hmmm somehow that has a significance. As more and more people are graduating with a liberal arts degree, many businesses are clamoring for qualified and experienced engineers, machine operators you know "Skilled" applicants. Many of the "Occupy" idiots are recent Liberal Arts Graduates who have no, ZERO, NONE actual real world skills. Yet they expect someone to hand them a high paying job directly out of school. When the reality of that not happening hits them, you have these selfsame "Liberal Arts" grad in the streets protesting.
Part of this is the educational systems fault. They are not keeping up with the times, teaching a skill set this is a few years behind the current technology curve. Once again according to the article, fewer math and science graduates are graduating each year. And those are areas in very high demand. An engineering graduate with some real world experience can expect a job paying from 65,000 to 90,00 a year straight out of school. That is if they are willing to make a few sacrifices, such as moving to where the job is, and actually working in the field or on the production room floor. That is a heck of a lot better than making 14,000 to 22,000 a year at a fast food restaurant or a big-box store.
Thousands of jobs are out there for the right qualified person. The problem is the slackers sitting in front of Wall Street and in the various downtown area, don't want to actually work. They want everything handed to them on a silver platter.
"Give me this give me that, I don't want to be responsible for my own actions"
Sounds like a bunch of spoiled rotten kids to me, who are now throwing a tantrum because they didn't get what they wanted. They want a good paying job, but their degree is in a subject that no one currently hiring needs. They want their loans paid off, oh they are in so much debt getting their degree. Why won't someone pay it all off for them so they don't actually have to, you know, work.
And the liberal education institute, keeps taking their money and cranking them out, while telling them, "You are owed something because you have this piece of paper that will be worthless in the real world"
Uh huh. They are owed something all right a swift kick in the pa toot for actually believing those socialist in their school.
I'm done for now.
Sabra "I can do that too"
I am also linking to them here.
I strongly suggest you go check them out. And keep them in mind when you read the paper or watch the MSM as they talk about this.
"You live in a city. You don't know how to change a tire or oil. You don't know how to build a fire. You can't communicate without a cell phone. You can't fix your plumbing. You can't set up your own wifi. You're untrained in basic economics, chemistry, physics and history. You can't prepare food without packages, and aren't even aware that food has to be processed from root or bone before that. You only know and get paid for one very specialized task.
Yet you call me a "hick.""
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s husband, a real estate developer and investment banker, stands to make millions of dollars in a previously undisclosed residential real estate project in California as a partner with the father of a woman Mrs. Pelosi helped become ambassador to Hungary, records show."
1. He can justify pushing for the elimination of our 2nd amendment right and…
2. Illegal immigrants can seek asylum here in the US for fear of falling victim to Mexican drug cartels.
It’s called killing 2 Obama birds with one assault rifle."
Click on the link below to read the whole thing.
My thoughts on this are as such:
You are not guaranteed a job on graduation, so watch out how much debt you take on to buy that education.
You are not guaranteed the job you got your degree for, so be sure it's the right degree.
You are not guaranteed that even if you find a job in the field you want, and the pay is decent, that you still won't blow your money on stupid things instead of paying down your debt.
You are not guaranteed that someone will hold your hand and wipe your nose and bottom when you make a boo-boo or a mess.
You are not guaranteed that your boss will spend his profits, you know the reason he or she is business in the first place for, to better your life instead of theirs.
Now here are a few things that ARE guaranteed.
You are guaranteed that if you bust your butt and work hard. You will "EARN" an honest wage. It may not be the wage you think you deserve, but it will be an honest one.
You are guaranteed that if you look professional and act professional most people will treat you as a professional.
You are guaranteed that if you give respect to others, most will give it back to you.
You are guaranteed that life may not be fair, but everything is on the wheel and it WILL come around in the end, whether you are there to see it or not.
You are guaranteed that if you do good work, you will be recognized. Whether that recognition is from where or who you want it from, well that's NOT guaranteed.
And the most important thing, you are guaranteed that if you whine and moan and complain about hard life is, and camp out in the street to "protest" how you feel, and and demand what you "think" you are owed, you will get nothing but ridicule and derision from the vast majority of people who are still busting their butts and providing for themselves and their families.
(Just in case someone tries to wipe out the so-called demands I went to Freezepage.com and had their site take a snapshot of the entire page including the comments up to about 12:50 p.m. on October 11, 2011,which is visible at http://www.freezepage.com/1318355537WGMFGJWONA so later on they can't say, "Oh, we never said that." Right, like anyone other than the MSM and the Liberal left will believe that.)
So please get off your high horses and actually start trying to HELP resolve the situation. Instead of taking up space, making a mess and showing the rest of the world just how uncouth you actually are. ( and please check out all the links. I could have made every single letter a link to a news story or video, but I got tired of all the typing.)
So as you see, YOU are part of the Problem. You know the old saying.....
If you are not a part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
Well you are definitely part of the problem. You are being used. Your anger and frustration are being directed at the very establishments that create most of the jobs in this country. And before you say that I am a shill for the right wing conservative conspiracy, HERE is ANOTHER link for you to check out.
Tell me that you aren't being used.
Tell me, who has more to gain from your civil disobedience and protests.
Use that thing on top of your shoulders as something other than a place to park a pair of sunglasses or a hat on.
Do you honestly believe you are hurting the major institutions?
Do you honestly believe for one second that they actually CARE about what you have to say?
The only thing you've done to them is made them come in the back entrance or use the helicopter to get to their office, if they even went there. Or they could have used your actions as an excuse to take a vacation, taking their $$ outside of the country and spending it to stimulate someone else's economy.
Please get real, wake up and smell the coffee, oh excuse me the Latte'.
You people are nothing but little tools for the left wing and when they are done using you up, they will discard you like a dull razor.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Congressman Lewis, you have my utmost and humble regards, and even though you and I are 180 degrees opposite politically I would still find myself to be honored in your very presence, and more than honored to ever be allowed to hear you speak publicly. You Sir are a living example of the American dream that those guttersnipes seek to tear down and destroy out of their own selfishness and ignorance.
Ok, lets start.
I've talked about my dislike for standardized tests on my show before, and my exact reasons for my dislike. The main reason is teachers will stop actually teaching, and will only teach "THE TEST". They will only teach the items that will be on the "Standardized" Test. That isn't what I want my kids to learn. I have said for years that a teachers main job is to teach a child to "THINK" If a child cannot think properly how do we expect them to function in society? If they suddenly find themselves outside of the teaching they received, how will they deal with the situation? The "TEST" is no help when you find yourself confronted with a situation which wasn't in the textbook, wasn't in the notes you took and it wasn't on the "Test". What are our kids going to do? These days when a child doesn't understand something the teachers practically give them the answers, then drill them so they remember the answers, all so they can pass "The Test". I'm sorry but when my kids ask me a question I have a standard response. "Look it up." I have 5 sets of encyclopedias in the house, 2 sets of Britannica's, a set of Grolier World Books, a set New Book Of Knowledge and a set of Schoolastic Encyclopedias. Then we have the internet, with sources such as Wikipedia, Britannica On-line and many other sources. There is the Kahn Academy for help with math, and other web-sites that a quick search can turn up. There is also the public library in town where the kids can check out a particular book on a subject they need help with. All of my kids are A and B students. There are a few areas where each has difficulty, but for the most part all of my kids are close to straight A students. I'm not bragging about, it's the truth. Because in my house if you ask a question, you will have to look it up, and my kids have found out a lot of things besides what they were looking up. Think of Wiki-wandering only with encyclopedias. One subject is connected to another, so you read up on that too because it looks interesting, my largest problem with my kids believe it or not is getting their noses OUT of a book to do their chores, well that and they demolish my pantry on a regular basis.
Granted in some cases the parent does have a lot to do when a child under performs at school, but not always. I'd look at all of the students in a teachers class. And he/she has many students under performing, I would seriously look at just how that teacher is doing their job. Because if they aren't teaching the students to actually think, just what are they teaching?
I pray to God the Almighty it never, EVER come to that, but in August 1985 I took an Oath to Defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. An Oath sworn to God has no expiration date other than the death of the person who gave it. Certain people need to realize that a lot of Americans take things like Oaths seriously, and we would rather die than to be forsworn. Hopefully they come to their senses and start to fulfill their own Oaths.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
#1: I am not Mormon, I don't agree with some of the things represented in Mormonism.
#2: I don't like Mitt Romney, in fact I think he is a bag full of hot air who doesn't deserve to be an elected official, be it a dog catcher or the good Lord forbid the President.
#3: I like Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Sarah Palin, but my dream ticket is Fred Thomson and Joe Lieberman.
#4: I am an Ordained Non-Denominational Christian Minister. I have very LARGE issues with "Organized" Religion.
Now saying all that The Baptist Minister Robert Jeffers referred to Mitt Romney's Religion, Mormonism, as a "Cult". He defended his remarks and said he would still prefer Romney over the current resident of the White House. However he differentiates Mormonism as a "Theological" Cult instead of a "Sociological" Cult. Nice weasel wording there Brother Jeffers.
I did a little digging to see just how small this supposed "Cult" is.
Now granted the website I went to is run by the Mormon church, so it may bit a bit biased, but here are some numbers.
- Worldwide, there are over 13 million Mormons, nearly the same as the number of Jews.
- In the United States the LDS Church is the 4th largest individual denomination with over 5.5 million members, a population about equal to the number of Muslims.
- Only 12% of all Mormons live in Utah. Most Mormons do not live in North America.
- Aside from the United States, other regions with significant numbers of Mormons include Mexico and Asia (1 million members each), South America (3 million members), and Central America and Europe (about half a million each). The rapid growth the Church has been experiencing in Africa, where the number of Mormons already passes a quarter of a million, is particularly exciting.
- After Catholics, the LDS Church is the largest religion by number in ten U.S. states.
Hmmm, now that is interesting. What is the worldwide breakdown according to their site?
Wow! If this is true, the Mormon Church seems to be an EXTREMELY large "Cult". Most cults never number more than a few hundred, unless you're speaking about Scientology, but even they don't claim 13 million members.
But what about Mormons just here in the U.S.?
That is a lot... Hmmm I don't know of any "Cult" that has that large of a representation anywhere outside of Hollywood.
And if you want to see these numbers for yourself, here is the website I got them from. LINK
Now for someone to attack any candidate over their religion, I think is absolutely stupid and asinine. This country was built on the ideals of Religious freedom. As long as their religion doesn't harm others, it shouldn't matter. But of course their are the small minded people who think anyone who espouses their religion is wrong. I'm directing that comment to the Atheist idiots, who do their best to force their belief that they should be free from religion, and try to force their beliefs down everyone elses throat at the tip of litigation. In fact I think all the atheists have reached a point of being an organized religion, and should be sued to stop their religious interference in everything from private or public displays of Crosses to the Political correct movement they started.
I'm about to start a rant, so I'm going to bed.
Saturday, October 8, 2011
This is based on the earlier draft the the health care reform act which was passed. I haven't found one on the bill that did pass yet, but these sections referred to in the video do exist in the current law. Just watch the video until the end.
Friday, October 7, 2011
So the Democrats are attempting to head off the challenges beforehand by getting rid of Justice Thomas, so they can stack the court our if they can't get rid of him throw enough mud his way that he would be forced to recuse himself, giving them an edge with the court.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The top one. I added the bottom one a few months back I just haven't posted it. There on the wall over my bed is what is commonly called the farmers collection. It usually consists of a single shot 12 or 20 gauge shotgun and a .22 rifle. The only thing I need to add to this would be either an H&R or Iver Johnson 9 shot .22 double action revolver.
Now to describe the firearms in question. The top is a New England Firearms single shot break open 12 gauge with a 2 and 3/4 inch chamber and modified choke. You can find these weapons in varying conditions and prices ranging from poor to excellent condition and priced anywhere from $40.00 to $175.00. I got this one at the local pawn shop after some negotiation for $90.00.
The .22 pump underneath it is the Sears model of the Savage Model 29A take down. It fires .22 shorts, longs and long rifle, it holds 14 .22 long rifle or 24 .22 shorts. I haven't found any .22 longs here locally yet to see how many it will hold.
These two firearms with the previously mentioned H&R or IJ 9 shot revolver, were the most common firearms found in a farmers gun rack. They would be used for everything from hunting rabbits and killing hogs for slaughter, to deer and varmint hunting. As a kid on my uncle's farm he had an old H&R Topper in 12 gauge and an old Stevens .22 single shot bolt action rifle on the rack, with an Iver Johnson 9 shot .22 revolver. Most houses in the area had almost the same weapons with just a few differences, a few had side by side 12 or 20 gauge shotguns but all of them had a shotgun, .22 rifle and a .22 handgun.
Now I do have a Heritage Arms .22 Single Action revolver, but I still want an old 9 shot double action .22 revolver just like my uncle had.
So if you have one of the old H&R or IJ 9 Shot .22 revolvers and don't mind haggling and horse trading my e-mail is over on the right.