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“Exactly”- affirmed the customer; “That’s the point.” God too, DOES exist; But what happens is, people don’t go to Him and do not look for him. GOD DOES EXIST!!! I pray for you in the mighty name of Jesus Christ, if you’d type “AMEN” You will see God at work in your life. Try God and see. After Typing AMEN, please SHARE this wonderful story for others to read.
A pretty, young, auburn-haired woman – mid-20s – drove down a lonely country road somewhere in Oklahoma. Appearing in her rearview mirror, at the back windshield, were two menacing orbs of light floating amid ashen dusk. The guttural roar of a souped-up big block shook the tiny Volkswagen Rabbit as a van-load of inbred thugs lurched left and drew alongside her. A ponytailed passenger taunted inaudibly and blew foul kisses between crude hand gestures. He pointed for her to pull over as the van repeatedly swerved dangerously close.
Inside the car a man, asleep in the reclining passenger seat, was startled awake by the commotion. He rose and darted his head about, calmly assessing the situation. This only spurred the evil-bent goons. As they ramped-up efforts to run the car off the road, the man reached in the glove box, withdrew a military-grade, semi-automatic handgun – an “assault weapon,” if you will – and, with intentionality and great theatre, leaned across his young bride, pointing the gun out the open bay and directly between dirt bag’s booze-flushed eyes.
Van vanished amid a plume of gray smoke as wheels locked, tires screeched and “assault vehicle” fishtailed – jerking to a halt with taillights aglow skyward from the ditch.
Not a shot was fired.
Back at the couple’s rural farmhouse, two boys – boys who would not be orphaned that night – played. We most likely played – my brother Pete and I – with assault rifles fashioned from sticks. I always love to hear Dad retell the story. He does it with an ornery, satisfied grin. “No one’s taking my guns,” he’ll say.
This might be a good time for me to add that no one’s taking my guns either. Period. And if Dianne Feinstein orders me from her lofty perch on the left-coast to retroactively register them with some federal autocracy, I think I might just forget I even have them. Tens of millions of law-abiding, God-fearing Americans just like me and Dad, I suspect, feel the same way.
I love guns. Grew up with ‘em. As a former police officer with 12 years in the U.S. military, I know how to use them, too – use them well. I plan to buy more – a bunch more. In fact, who’s to say I don’t already have a veritable arsenal?
Point is, tain’t Big Brother Barack’s nor any other candy-keistered-liberal-cream-puff’s bloody business whether I do or not.
See, the left’s totalitarian brand of “gun control” has nothing to do with controlling guns – or bad guys. Rather, it has everything to do with controlling – disarming – the law-abiding masses. It’s not about protecting the innocents. It’s about rendering the innocents defenseless.
Clichés become clichés for a reason, and the old cliché, “If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns,” rings as true today as it did whenever it was that some homespun fellow coined it.
I was disgusted – physically sickened, in fact – when Barack Obama, president of these Divided States of America, shamelessly exploited the Sandy Hook memorial service to lay the groundwork for his unconstitutional gun-confiscation scheme. It was slimy to the extreme.
I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised. That’s what liberals do. Every time some evil nutjob – pumped full of psychotropic drugs by NEA members who don’t want to deal with them – shoots-up the place, the left’s collective mouth begins to water.
“Now, finally, now!” they say, rubbing together soft hands that have never felt the surprising weight of a Sig Sauer 45. “This time we have the political momentum for sweeping gun control. This time the American people will roll over and let us trample the Second Amendment beneath jackbooted executive order or congressional fiat.”
“Let no good crisis go to waste,” right, Rahm?
Well, not so fast, cupcake. As the U.S. Constitution guarantees – and as the Supreme Court has repeatedly affirmed – “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
It ain’t, “should not be infringed,” or “shall finally be infringed once ‘progressives’ have assumed total dominance.”
No, “shall not” means shall not.
There’s only one way to take my guns, slick, and that’s through a constitutional amendment – an amendment that will never happen – ever. Try it any other way and we have a problem.
And this whole “assault weapons ban” angle? Sensationalist propaganda. I prefer to call them “defense weapons.” Contrary to left-wing revisionist pabulum, the Second Amendment’s not about squirrel hunting.
Notice a trend here? What do Sandy Hook Elementary, Aurora Colorado’s Century 16 theatre and Columbine have in common? They’re all “gun free zones.”
Places you don’t see mass murder and mayhem? Well, there’s a reason bad guys largely avoid shooting-up gun shows, ranges, households with signs that say: “This home insured by Smith & Wesson” and Texas in general. It’s because they know – even while thick-skulled liberals don’t – that, as recently noted by the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Oh, that rather than “gun free zone,” Sandy Hook had a sign reading: “Staff heavily armed and trained. Any attempts to harm those herein will be met with deadly force.” Might some of those beautiful babies have still died if the P.E. coach and four MP5-bearing teachers had ended the bloodshed soon after it began? Perhaps. But how many precious lives could have been saved?
No, you won’t disarm me. You’re not going to neuter my household and tear away my ability to defend my wife and precious babies like Dad did all those years ago.
I really, really hope this president and his authoritarian cohorts in Congress will slow down, take a deep breath and realize that, right now, they’re playing a very dangerous game of chicken. If they try what I think they might, but hope they don’t, I fear this nation – already on the precipice of widespread civil unrest and economic disaster – might finally spiral into to utter chaos, into a second civil war.
But then again, that may be exactly what they have in mind.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance of those who have died serving our country.
Memorial Day was a response to the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both sides died.
From the practice of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags, the holiday was long known as Decoration Day. The name Memorial Day goes back to 1882, but the older name didn’t disappear until after World War II. Federal law declared “Memorial Day” the official name in 1967.
The 24-note bugle call, is played at all military funerals and memorial services.
It is customary on Memorial Day to fly the flag at half staff until noon, and then raise it to the top of the staff until sunset.
These are the two most popular items people use to remember soldiers.
Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May.
In 2008, David Alexander with Reuters reported that presidents saluting is actually a “thorny debate.” Alexander wrote that the military has long had a practice of saluting the commander in chief, but the president saluting back didn’t start until President Ronald Reagan.
“Dwight Eisenhower, a former five-star general, did not return military salutes while president. Nor had other presidents,” Alexander noted.
Carey Winfrey, the editor of Smithsonian magazine who was in the Marine Corps, has more on the history of military salutes in a 2009 New York Times article. The piece discusses whether presidents should salute as Marines are taught never to salute out of uniform and he didn’t quite regard the president’s suits a uniform. Ultimately, Winfrey called the president’s salute “impeccable in every way.” Here’s more on Reagan’s salutes that started it all:
Presidents have long been saluted, but they began returning salutes relatively recently. Ronald Reagan was thought to be the first, in 1981. He had sought advice on the matter from Gen. Robert Barrow, commandant of the Marine Corps. According to John Kline, then Mr. Reagan’s military aide and today a member of Congress from Minnesota, General Barrow told the president that as commander in chief he could salute anybody he wished. And so it began.
Mr. Reagan’s successors continued the practice, and I continued to be conflicted — believing that when it comes to salutes (and one or two other matters), presidents deserved to be cut some slack, but also feeling a little uneasy about the whole thing.
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Things haven’t been very good for President Obama lately. This week, Congress heard from witnesses concerning his administration’s fatal failures related to the September 11, 2012, attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Not buying into the make-believe nonsense that Obama has improved America’s standing among terrorists devoted to our destruction, jihadists recently attacked the Boston Marathon. The unemployment rate has decreased by only 0.4 percentage point since January………..Click below to read more
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In handgun circles, isn’t that the most debated question? It’s worse than Coke vs. Pepsi, Ford vs. Chevy, or UFC vs. Pride. What is more effective 9mm Parabellum, .45ACP, or .40S&W?
Punch in Penetration test 45 9mm 40 into Google and you get some 7,380,000 results. There is plenty of inaccurate information regarding ballistics/terminal performance disseminated on web forums, even those that are dedicated as LE only.
In looking at valid tests, a good place to get information from is the US government, long a source of heavy academic research into issues ranging from frog dimples to the number of craters on the moons of mars. The FBI’s terminal-ballistic testing protocol evaluates a bullet’s ability to pass through various intermediate barriers—from light clothing to automobile glass—and still expand and penetrate to a depth necessary to damage vital organs.
In 1989, they extensively tested more than 100 handgun loadings in multitudes of tests. These included 26 9mm rounds, 27 40S&W loadings, and 21 .45ACP selections.
Let us look at the results from penetration and expansion and see the rest of the story as Paul Harvey would say
According to the FBI’s 1989 study into handgun effects, page 11 states that “It is essential to bear in mind that the single most critical factor [in handgun terminal ballistics] remains penetration. A handgun bullet MUST reliably penetrate 12-inches of soft body tissue as a minimum, regardless of whether it expands or not. If a bullet does not reliably penetrate to these depths, it is not an effective bullet for law enforcement use.”
The above-mentioned FBI study quotes, the three hottest loadings in 9mm, 40S&W, and .45ACP all penetrated within 3-inches of each other.
In 9mm, the 115-grain CCI/Speer Gold Dot penetrated 22.6″ when fired into clothed ballistic gelatin blocks. Only 4 of the 26 9mm loads tested penetrated less than 12-inches, all 115-grain low power loadings.
The Deepest penetrating 40-caliber S&W round was the Remington Golden Saber 180-grain, which penetrated 21.1″. All 27 of the 40S&W rounds penetrated over 12-inches.
When the .45ACP is compared, Remington’s 185-grain round penetrated 24.6″ inches. As a revelation, two of the 21-45ACP rounds, both low-powered light loads, failed to penetrate more than 12-inches.
2009 USCG Study done at the Crane Weapons Center found that firing 40/9/45 caliber ammo from into Gelatin with 4 layers of clothing @ 10-feet brought the following, very similar results with standard issue ammunition available to Federal Law Enforcement agencies.
.40 Caliber Ammunition Penetrations in inches
9mm JHP – 115 grain 9.3″
9mm JHP – 147 grain 12.5″
40 Caliber JHP – 155 grain 10.3″
.45 ACP JHP – 230 grain 13.7″
Conclusion in the quest for a penetrator: It’s a dead heat overall in penetration between the three rounds, with a slight nod going to the .45ACP and a word of warning about low powered, light rounds of any caliber.
Rapidly expanding hollow-pointed and ballistic tipped ammunition produces results, that gunfighter of the Wild West could only dream of. This rapid expansion leads to a larger wound cavity, which leads to the higher chances of a ‘stop’. Let us compare the three argued about rounds as far as how wide they penetrate
The 9mm Gold Dot load mentioned above mushroomed to 0.69″ (or 69-caliber if you will) in unclothed gel.
The biggest expanding 40S&W round in the FBI tests was the 165-grain Winchester Ranger PG, which went some 0.72″ caliber in clothed gelatin. Three different 230-grain .45ACP loadings in the test expanded to 0.74″, the maximum in the study.
When comparing 69 calibers to 74 caliber there is not a lot of room to side one way or the other. In the end, we are speaking of 5/100ths of an inch. Of course, those who have to have a winner would call the expansion category for the .45ACP by a nose.
Overall, the .45 ACP is marginally better expanding, as well as capable of slightly deeper penetration. However, when taken overall, the vaunted 40S&W and the humble and long-soldiering 9mm are neck and neck with the .45ACP.
Of course everyday cartridge manufacturers produce rounds that are hotter, expand further and penetrate deeper than last years, as is the nature of their ever-expanding industry. However, even when taking the dated 1989 study in mind, the idea that hot, quality rounds made by legitimate manufacturers for either 9mm, 40S&W, or .45ACP are very, very effective and produce a ballistically similar result.
It can be argued that 9mm is cheaper, and while for practice ammunition this is correct, however when good quality JHP ammunition is compared, almost any difference is relative.
The .45ACP and the 9mm have been around for more than 100-years and have proven themselves in dozens of armies and hundreds of law enforcement agencies around the world and throughout history. The 40S&W is a much newer round, often referred to as a blend between the two introduced in 1990. The 40 is by far one of the most trusted law enforcement rounds in the country and is used by hundreds of departments including most of the Federal LE agencies. All three calibers are established, effective, and dependable.
It should be remembered by all that determined individuals could sustain many gunshot wounds in areas that produce great pain and continue to fight a long time, even without the aid of drugs or alcohol.
Shot placement is everything in a gunfight and always the key to stopping a threat effectively, no matter the caliber.
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MY PERSONAL RECOMMENDATION IS THIS: The most effective is the one you can hit your target with – period.
In July of this year, Arkansas will become the fifth state in the United States to allow Constitutional carry.
What a idiot !!!
The right to choose MURDER ! How is this happening in America and why do we let it happen?
In just a couple of months, we’ll be deep in the heart of home-buying season. Some house hunters will succumb to house fever, which can cause calm, rational people to resort to knee-jerk reactions and downright hissy fits in the quest for their perfect home.
You can avoid the troubles that go along with house fever-induced decisions by watching out for these three mistakes:
Debt and/or the lack of an emergency fund can ruin your home-buying experience quicker than you can say “leaky roof.” Don’t buy a home until you are out of debt and have 3–6 months of expenses saved for emergencies. Save up a down payment of at least 10% and keep your house payment 25% or less of your take-home pay on a 15-year mortgage. You could also choose to buy your home with cash and stay out of debt permanently!
A home inspection usually costs a few hundred bucks—money well spent if it helps you avoid potential disasters after closing. Your inspection will include a thorough review of the home’s structural elements and electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling systems. The inspector’s report gives you the information you need to decide to buy the home as-is or to negotiate with the seller to fix the problems or reduce the price.
Most real estate agents are friendly and outgoing, so it’s easy to make the mistake of trusting the seller’s agent to help you buy one of their listings. But the fact is, the listing agent works for the seller—that’s who they’re paid to look out for. You need to hire an agent whose sole focus is to represent you in the transaction. These agents are often called “buyer’s agents.” A buyer’s agent’s job is to show you properties and help negotiate your contract to make sure you’re getting a good deal. On average, a buyer’s agent saves you 5% on your home purchase. That’s $7,500 on a $150,000 home.
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I think there is more and more to come from this story. If it is a cover-up it ranks up there with MLK, JFK, and many other items we may never know about. What do you think?
Had another vivid dream last night (10 April 2013). Bible verse in Ezekiel in my dream. Not sure but the numbers 5 and 20 were involved but there is not Chapter 5 verse 20. Maybe it was 20 verse 5. Maybe chapter 5 through 20. Glenn Beck was at the house and told me to read these. Seemed so real. This is not the first one either.
OK here is what I found. The number five and twenty were in the dream but he did not say Chapter 5 verse 20 but 5 and 20. So I started reading in Ezekiel and here is what I find as I am reading along. I get to Chapter 11 and verse 1 and there it is ! Read it for yourself.
What President or press secretary would have ever said that in the last 200 years? Any of them ?
None that I know of except the current POTUS. You have got to be kidding me.
For those who think it can not happen here – wake up people.
N.Y. Dad’s Pistol License Suspended Over Something His 10-Year-Old Son Said — and It Could Be 8 Years Before He Gets It Back
Apr. 4, 2013 3:20pmJason Howerton
A New York father has had his firearms all but confiscated after the Suffolk County Pistol License Bureau suspended his pistol license indefinitely over a perceived threat made by his 10-year-old son and two of his classmates at school.
John Mayer, of Commack, N.Y., told TheBlaze that the incident occurred on March 1. It was like any other day, the father explained. He put his son on the bus and sent him off to school.
Later that day, Mayer got a call from school officials informing him that his 10-year-old son and two other students were talking about going to a boy’s house with a water gun, “paint gun” and a BB gun. There had reportedly been a school yard pushing incident the day before involving the boys, excluding Mayer’s son, and they were seemingly talking about getting even in some way.
Mayer told TheBlaze that a teacher overheard the students talking and immediately called police and filed a report. He said the teacher told police something to the effect of, there’s a “kid with a gun, ready to go.” Mayer maintains that no serious death threats were made by the students. The Hauppauge Public School District has not returned several messages left by TheBlaze, therefore, it is not clear what they are claiming was said.
School officials then “interrogated” the boys, Mayer explained. It was later determined that the 10-year-old boys did not have access to a BB gun, paintball gun or any actual firearms.
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