Buy a gun, get a CCDW permit, practice often & carry one NOW !


To all my friends and family. I wish all of you peace, love, safety and happiness all the days of your lives:

But the facts are the world is a dangerous place where some people want to steal your stuff, harm or even kill you and it may be for no reason or it may be to get money to buy drugs or maybe just because they are evil. Who knows why one human inflicts harm or death on another.

Some of you live in very close proximity to others and this can provide a level of safety & security. Some of you live in rural areas and others live out in the country. The more remote you are the more likely you are to deal with theft, break-ins and home invasions. The reason is many people are NOT armed and the bad guys know the police, even when called take time to arrive at these rural areas. So here are some considerations to improve your positions and abilities to fight off the perpetrators.

Many of you and I are not able to fight off a group or a person larger or stronger than we are. There ways to help you have the upper hand in an unfair fight for life. Ever heard the term – Never bring a knife to a gun fight? That is very true.

Alarm systems are great for your homes. Cameras will help identify the bad guys as well. But will either of these STOP them from kicking your doors in, attacking you, raping you, killing you? – NO they will not.

Pepper spray? Yes it may help or it may also just make them really mad and cause them to take even more rage out of you or your family. Never bring pepper spray to a gun or knife fight.

Gun? NO WAY, they are dangerous, and I am scared of guns. I have children, no way I am having a gun in my home. You are afraid because you have never taken the time to learn, use, operate and experience one much. A gun is a tool and when utilize safely, properly and after practice, a gun can be the best way for you to equalize or even raise your chances of survival against a much larger, stronger or even more than one perpetrator.

I fear a chain saw more than a gun. Chain saws have a spinning set of teeth that can break, fly off their path and chew flesh to and through the bone. Chain saws can kick back and remove an arm, leg, hand or even fly into you neck cutting a main artery causing certain death. But a chain saw in the hands of a trained, skilled person can fall huge trees, make works of art from wood and ice. GET MY POINT!

What gun should I get? One you can handle, shoot, hit the target and that has the firepower to stop the bad guys. 22’s are not reliable, even though a properly places 22 can kill a person just as dead. Some of the best and as always this is a matter of opinion, are the  38, 9MM, 40Cal. A 45CAL is good but they are bigger, more expensive to shoot, normally provide less ammo and can kick more which are not good for many people, especially some women.

Revolvers vs semi auto depends. For many women revolvers in 38 Special Hollow Points are awesome because they do not kick as much, easy to operate. Drawback – only 5 or 6 rounds.

I prefer 9MM Semi-auto. And ALWAYS use hollow points to stop the bad guys. I also like the 40CAL hollow points as well.

The reason for hollow points are these: #1 they will get slowed down more if you hit a wall in a home and hopefully will not go into your neighbor’s home. #2 they tend to do the most damage to the person if you actually hit them.

Do you shoot to wound or shoot to kill? NEITHER You shoot to stop the threat. Never fire a warning shot. Never pull out your gun unless you intend to use it.

Never shoot to wound like in the leg or arm, etc. This target is normally smaller, moving and the bad guys will be on you father than you can imagine. Shoot for the larger target – the body. Bugger target = better chances to stop the bad guys.

Shoot to kill? No, you only shoot to stop. But if the person keeps coming, you keep shooting. If the person dies then know that their choice for you to keep shooting was decided by them, not you and their end result is on them, not you.

In the end – the choice to protect yourself, your family and your property is up to you and you alone. Law enforcement are not sitting in your home at your ready. You do not have a police officer with you everywhere you go. Your protection and safety is up to you. Do not buy a gun if you do not want to. And God forbid if anything happens, call the police and pray they arrive on time. For me personally I have, carry and will carry all the time. The 2nd Amendment allows me the right to protect my life, my liberty and to hopefully live to pursue happiness  for many years to come.

In closing I repeat what I said to start this post off with.

To all my friends and family. I wish all of you peace, love, safety and happiness all the days of your lives:

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Cop kills man at wedding & my comments on guns


In short – the cop did everything correctly here. That is based on what I see from the video. Having said that I am not here to judge every event that happens. The law enforcement personnel do a very tough job and have to make split second decision that may decide if they themselves live or die. To second guess them is not something I will do. I am not there to see all the behind the scenes items that happen around them, before or after that influences their split second decisions.

At a recent event we were having discussions on this and a few other topics to include guns. So lets start with a few topics and see where it goes. Please note that you can comment on this blog and I encourage you to do so. And yes if you get really nuts on me, your comment will NOT be posted. This is my blog so get over it. Now let’s get on with this.

1. GUNS & WHO SHOULD HAVE THEM & WHO SHOULD NOT: Some people feel the general public has no business with guns. Yes there are some out there who should not have a gun because of instability, mental incapacity, or maybe someone with no arms. But the physical incapacity I see a very limited inability on that one. Reason is I saw a video of a man with no arms shooting, loading the magazine and inserting & removing the mag along with cocking a 45 cal piston with his feet & toes. Now that was impressive. Here is the video: Man with no arms shooting a 45 .So before you think a man with no arms can not have a gun – think again. Mental abilities may limit someone as well. And then there are the criminals. Lets get into that area. Criminals vs law-abiding citizens. You do understand that a criminal does not respect or intend to follow the laws (we know this because they have broken them in the past and that is why they are now criminals) So passing more and more laws to stop criminals is going to work? I think not. Some feel we do not need guns at all. The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution Continue reading

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237.104 Rights to acquire, carry, and use deadly weapons not to be impaired during disaster or emergency — Seizure of deadly weapons during disaster or emergency prohibited — Application of section.


http://www.lrc.ky.gov/statutes/statute.aspx?id=11130

237.104 Rights to acquire, carry, and use deadly weapons not to be impaired
during disaster or emergency — Seizure of deadly weapons during
disaster or emergency prohibited — Application of section.
(1) No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a
period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any
other time, have the right to revoke, suspend, limit the use of, or otherwise
impair the validity of the right of any person to purchase, transfer, loan, own,
possess, carry, or use a firearm, firearm part, ammunition, ammunition
component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.
(2) No person, unit of government, or governmental organization shall, during a
period of disaster or emergency as specified in KRS Chapter 39A or at any
other time, take, seize, confiscate, or impound a firearm, firearm part,
ammunition, ammunition component, or any deadly weapon or dangerous
instrument from any person.
(3) The provisions of this section shall not apply to the taking of an item specified
in subsection (1) or (2) of this section from a person who is:
(a) Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to KRS 527.040;
(b) Forbidden to possess a firearm pursuant to federal law;
(c) Violating KRS 527.020;
(d) In possession of a stolen firearm;
(e) Using a firearm in the commission of a separate criminal offense; or
(f) Using a firearm or other weapon in the commission of an offense under
KRS Chapter 150.
Effective:July 12, 2006
History: Created 2006 Ky. Acts ch.240, sec.7, effective July 12, 2006.

Kentucky Revised Statutes KRS Chapter 527 Includes enactments through the 2013 Regular Session The KRS database was last updated on 08/10/2013


527.020 Carrying concealed deadly weapon.
(1) A person is guilty of carrying a concealed weapon when he or she carries
concealed a firearm or other deadly weapon on or about his or her person.
(2) Peace officers and certified court security officers, when necessary for their
protection in the discharge of their official duties; United States mail carriers
when actually engaged in their duties; and agents and messengers of express
companies, when necessary for their protection in the discharge of their official
duties, may carry concealed weapons on or about their person.
(3) The director of the Division of Law Enforcement in the Department of Fish and
Wildlife Resources, conservation officers of the Department of Fish and Wildlife
Resources, and policemen directly employed by state, county, city, or
urban-county governments may carry concealed deadly weapons on or about
their person at all times within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, when expressly
authorized to do so by law or by the government employing the officer.

(4) Persons, except those specified in subsection (5) of this section, licensed to
carry a concealed deadly weapon pursuant to KRS 237.110 may carry a
firearm or other concealed deadly weapon on or about their persons at all
times within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, if the firearm or concealed deadly
weapon is carried in conformity with the requirements of that section. Unless
otherwise specifically provided by the Kentucky Revised Statutes or applicable
federal law, no criminal penalty shall attach to carrying a concealed firearm or
other deadly weapon with a permit at any location at which an unconcealed
firearm or other deadly weapon may be constitutionally carried. No person or
organization, public or private, shall prohibit a person licensed to carry a
concealed deadly weapon from possessing a firearm, ammunition, or both, or
other deadly weapon in his or her vehicle in compliance with the provisions of
KRS 237.110 and 237.115. Any attempt by a person or organization, public or
private, to violate the provisions of this subsection may be the subject of an
action for appropriate relief or for damages in a Circuit Court or District Court of
competent jurisdiction.
(5) (a) The following persons, if they hold a license to carry a concealed deadly
weapon pursuant to KRS 237.110, may carry a firearm or other concealed
deadly weapon on or about their persons at all times and at all locations
within the Commonwealth of Kentucky, without any limitation other than
as provided in this subsection:

1. A Commonwealth’s attorney or assistant Commonwealth’s attorney;
2. A retired Commonwealth’s attorney or retired assistant
Commonwealth’s attorney;
3. A county attorney or assistant county attorney;
4. A retired county attorney or retired assistant county attorney;
5. A justice or judge of the Court of Justice; and
6. A retired or senior status justice or judge of the Court of Justice.
(b) The provisions of this subsection shall not authorize a person specified in
this subsection to carry a concealed deadly weapon in a detention facility
as defined in KRS 520.010 or on the premises of a detention facility
without the permission of the warden, jailer, or other person in charge of
the facility, or the permission of a person authorized by the warden, jailer,
or other person in charge of the detention facility to give such permission.
As used in this section, “detention facility” does not include courtrooms,
facilities, or other premises used by the Court of Justice or administered
by the Administrative Office of the Courts. (you can not carry in any form in locations such as jails, detention centers or police departments)
(c) A person specified in this section who is issued a concealed deadly
weapon license shall be issued a license which bears on its face the
statement that it is valid at all locations within the Commonwealth of
Kentucky and may have such other identifying characteristics as
determined by the Department of Kentucky State Police.

(6) (a) Except provided in this subsection, the following persons may carry
concealed deadly weapons on or about their person at all times and at all
locations within the Commonwealth of Kentucky:

1. An elected sheriff and full-time and part-time deputy sheriffs certified
pursuant to KRS 15.380 to 15.404 when expressly authorized to do
so by the unit of government employing the officer;
2. An elected jailer and a deputy jailer who has successfully completed
Department of Corrections basic training and maintains his or her
current in-service training when expressly authorized to do so by the
jailer; and
3. The department head or any employee of a corrections department
in any jurisdiction where the office of elected jailer has been merged
with the office of sheriff who has successfully completed Department
of Corrections basic training and maintains his or her current
in-service training when expressly authorized to do so by the unit of
government by which he or she is employed.
(b) The provisions of this subsection shall not authorize a person specified in
this subsection to carry a concealed deadly weapon in a detention facility
as defined in KRS 520.010 or on the premises of a detention facility
without the permission of the warden, jailer, or other person in charge of
the facility, or the permission of a person authorized by the warden, jailer,
or other person in charge of the detention facility to give such permission.
As used in this section, “detention facility” does not include courtrooms,
facilities, or other premises used by the Court of Justice or administered
by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
(7) (a) A full-time paid peace officer of a government agency from another state
or territory of the United States or an elected sheriff from another territory
of the United States may carry a concealed deadly weapon in Kentucky,
on or off duty, if the other state or territory accords a Kentucky full-time
paid peace officer and a Kentucky elected sheriff the same rights by law.
If the other state or territory limits a Kentucky full-time paid peace officer
or elected sheriff to carrying a concealed deadly weapon while on duty,
then that same restriction shall apply to a full-time paid peace officer or
elected sheriff from that state or territory.
(b) The provisions of this subsection shall not authorize a person specified in
this subsection to carry a concealed deadly weapon in a detention facility
as defined in KRS 520.010 or on the premises of a detention facility
without the permission of the warden, jailer, or other person in charge of
the facility, or the permission of a person authorized by the warden, jailer,
or other person in charge of the detention facility to give such permission.
As used in this section, “detention facility” does not include courtrooms,
facilities, or other premises used by the Court of Justice or administered
by the Administrative Office of the Courts.

(8) A loaded or unloaded firearm or other deadly weapon shall not be deemed
concealed on or about the person if it is located in any enclosed container,
compartment, or storage space installed as original equipment in a motor
vehicle by its manufacturer, including but not limited to a glove compartment,
center console, or seat pocket, regardless of whether said enclosed container,
storage space, or compartment is locked, unlocked, or does not have a locking
mechanism. No person or organization, public or private, shall prohibit a person
from keeping a loaded or unloaded firearm or ammunition, or both, or other
deadly weapon in a vehicle in accordance with the provisions of this
subsection. Any attempt by a person or organization, public or private, to
violate the provisions of this subsection may be the subject of an action for
appropriate relief or for damages in a Circuit Court or District Court of
competent jurisdiction. This subsection shall not apply to any person prohibited
from possessing a firearm pursuant to KRS 527.040.

(9) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a person who carries a
concealed deadly weapon on or about his or her person without a license
issued pursuant to KRS 237.110:
(a) If he or she is the owner of the property or has the permission of the
owner of the property, on real property which he or she or his or her
spouse, parent, grandparent, or child owns;
(b) If he or she is the lessee of the property or has the permission of the
lessee of the property, on real property which he or she or his or her
spouse, parent, grandparent, or child occupies pursuant to a lease; or
(c) If he or she is the sole proprietor of the business, on real property owned
or leased by the business.
(10) Carrying a concealed weapon is a Class A misdemeanor, unless the defendant
has been previously convicted of a felony in which a deadly weapon was
possessed, used, or displayed, in which case it is a Class D felony.
Effective:July 12, 2012
History: Amended 2012 Ky. Acts ch. 62, sec. 1, effective July 12, 2012; and ch.
109, sec. 1, effective July 12, 2012. — Amended 2011 Ky. Acts ch. 64, sec. 1,
effective June 8, 2011. — Amended 2007 Ky. Acts ch.54, sec.14, effective June
26, 2007; and ch.85, sec.329, effective June 26, 2007. — Amended 2005 Ky.
Acts ch.182, sec.17, effective March 31, 2005. — Amended 2002 Ky. Acts
ch.368, sec.1, effective July 15, 2002. — Amended 1996 Ky. Acts ch.119,
sec.3, effective October 1, 1996. — Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch.342, sec.2,
effective June 17, 1978. — Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch.406, sec.235, effective
January 1, 1975.
Legislative Research Commission Note (7/12/2012). This statute was amended
by 2012 Ky. Acts chs. 62 and 109, which do not appear to be in conflict and
have been codified together.

Also note that the state of Kentucky does allow for open carry IAW with the Constitution of the United States under the 2nd Amendment. Open carry does involve some issues where some people may panic when they see someone open carrying a weapon. This is called inducing panic even though you may not intend that. But if you do not have a CCDW permit and you are concealing a weapon (except for as stated above in section 9 a,b,c) you are breaking the law.

Civil War’s A-Brewin’ Matt Barber | Jan 14, 2013


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.

What Round is More Effective, 9, 45 or 40?


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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

Penetration

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.

Expansion?

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.

The results

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.

Not in America? Petition to Repeal Second Amendment Gets Numerous Takers in California | Independent Journal Review


 

Let me just sign this and not read or pay ANY ATTENTION to the words coming out of your mouth. I am brain dead and have no real opinion because I am an uneducated IDIOT who is on planet Earth to use up oxygen. And if you think I am only in California – you are brain dead too. We are everywhere !!!

Not in America? Petition to Repeal Second Amendment Gets Numerous Takers in California | Independent Journal Review

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 | TheBlaze.com


 

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

N.Y. Dads Pistol License Suspended Over Comment Made by 10 Year Old Son, Could Be 8 Years Until He Gets It Back

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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.

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 | TheBlaze.com

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Grant County Sheriff’s Office–Sheriff Chuck Dills


Grant County Sheriff

The above letter is from the Grant County Kentucky Sheriff’s Office, Chuck Dills and their stance on the 2nd Amendment. I personally applaud our Sheriff and his deputies for their hard work and their stance on this critical matter. I hope they are never put into the position where that are even asked to go against law abiding citizens right to bear arms. Knowing where they stand on this issue is a relief and I hope each of them the very best for them and their families. Thanks Sheriff Dills & Deputies.

Gun Control is Treason


Copied from a FB posting by: Scott Conrad, 8 year LEO, Army Guard Veteran, Constitutionalist

For those of you on the fence about gun control, let me clarify some things.

Gun Control is Treason

Agenda 21 is an Act of Treason against the United States Constitution, and any person willing to subject the people to give up any UNALIENABLE right is guilty of the same. The 2nd Amendment was listed as the 2nd Amendment for a reason.  It takes the back burner to only one other amendment, the 1st.

The Liberal Media‘s Agenda.

They will have you believe that the AR in AR15 stands for “Assault Rifle“, when in fact AR stands for Armourlite. “High capacity magazines” are not high capacity, they are “standard” capacity. Now the media is attempting to ingrain in every US citizen’s mind that these magazines be call “assault magazines”. Do you see the trend? They want you to believe that EVERY firearm is automatic, which in fact, they are not.  Your standard AR15 Sporting Rifle is semi-automatic, just like a handgun.  There are already regulations on fully-automatic weapons.

Big City Liberal Logic

If gun control is the answer, then Chicago and New York, by all accounts should be the safest places in the US.  In 2012, it is reported that Chicago had 532 murders (source: The Weekly Standard) Already this year, 2013, Chicago was at 40 homicides as of January 28th. And I don’t suppose there has been any gun related deaths in New York this year with all these new regulations the state has passed. (insert sarcasm here). Oh and remember, ladies, if you’re getting raped, piss yourself or vomit on the perpetrator as a deterrent, instead of having a firearm for self defense.

Sandy Hook

If laws can prevent this tragedy then it would not have happened in the first place. Adam Lanza stole a gun, it’s illegal to steal a firearm. He executed his mother, it’s illegal to murder. He transported a loaded weapon, transporting loaded weapons are illegal in Connecticut. He broke into a building (school), with is also illegal. He shot innocent people at the school, murder is still illegal. He shot himself, which is illegal. IF LAWS AND REGULATIONS ARE THE ANSWER, THEN THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED!

Colorado Theater Shooting.

The media did not report, or reported very little the fact that James Holmes didn’t go to the theater nearest to him. Or even to a few other’s closer. He went to the one that had posted on its doors, “Concealed Deadly Weapons Prohibited”.

The Gun is a Tool, the Mind is the Weapon

I’m working on a graphic to better illustrate this.  Let ‘s look at the deep root of the issue.  If Lanza wanted to, he could have just as easily drove a vehicle into a crowd of children loading/unloading a bus.  The vehicle; a tool.  The same goes for any inanimate object.  A rock, a hammer, and bat. The issue is the person’s mental state.  “Well, if we make guns inaccessible, then he could not have murdered those kids.” Tell me again why people are overdosing on heroin?

I Carry a Gun, because the Police Officer is too heavy

There have been numerous accounts since the Colorado Theater Massacre and Sandy Hook shootings where armed, law-abiding citizens have stopped shootings with minimal casualties. Again, the progressive media rarely if at all reports this.  Now, I’m not going to go into great detail with this, but if you solely rely on the police to protect your family, then you’re an idiot.  The best defense against a violent criminal is a well armed and trained citizen.

Rand Paul on 2nd Amendment


 

To see the letter click here —–> Rand Paul 2nd Amendment

I sent a letter to Senator Rand Paul shortly after the Sandy Hook killings and asked him where he stood on out 2nd Amendment rights to keep & bear arms. This was his response. Senator Rand Paul is our elected official from my current state and he had my vote and will continue to have my vote. I am sharing this letter for you to see and view. Enjoy

Group of Second Amendment-Supporting Gun Makers Now Refusing to Sell Arms to Law Enforcement in New York (And Other Gun-Restricting States) | TheBlaze.com


 

Well well well – it seems that the tables can be turned on them after all. I say contact all Gun mfg’s and tell them they need to get on board and turn the tables on these states.

Group of Second Amendment-Supporting Gun Makers Now Refusing to Sell Arms to Law Enforcement in New York (And Other Gun-Restricting States) | TheBlaze.com

Breaking: Democrats Move to Ban Ammunition in Wisconsin | The Gateway Pundit


 

Breaking: Democrats Move to Ban Ammunition in Wisconsin | The Gateway Pundit

My hope is that this is not true. And if it is true it must stop. Any Democrat or Republican that supports this should be listed by state, name and party and voted out of office in 2014. I support Rand Paul and think he is for the people and the Constitution. He is also my Senator from Kentucky. But if he supported this I’d vote him out as well. We need to get Freedom Works or someone to track these politicians and stop them the Constitutional way and vote them O U T – PERIOD.

All Citizen part of the State Militia


This should do it nicely

http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess120_2013-2014/bills/247.htm

South Carolina General Assembly

120th Session, 2013-2014

S. 247

 STATUS INFORMATION

General Bill

Sponsors: Senators Corbin, Davis, Bryant and Verdin

Document Path: l:\council\bills\bbm\10803zw13.docx

Introduced in the Senate on January 16, 2013

Currently residing in the Senate Committee on General

Summary: South Carolina Unorganized Militia

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

1/16/2013   Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal‑page 14)

1/16/2013   Senate  Referred to Committee on General (Senate Journal‑page 14)

View the latest legislative information at the LPITS web site

A BILL

TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 25‑1‑80 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA UNORGANIZED MILITIA.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION  1. Article 1, Chapter 1, Title 25 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:

“Section 25‑1‑80. (A)  Pursuant to the provisions of Section 25‑1‑60, an able‑bodied citizen of this State who is over seventeen years of age and can legally purchase a firearm is deemed a member of the South Carolina Unorganized Militia, unless he is already a member of the National Guard or the organized militia not in National Guard service.

(B)  The unorganized militia will be under the supervision of the Governor, as Commander‑in‑Chief, and the Adjutant General and shall be regulated through the actions of the General Assembly.

(C)  The powers and duties of the South Carolina Unorganized Militia include:

(1)   The militia may be ordered to active duty pursuant to the provisions of Section 25‑1‑1890.

(2)   A militia member, at his own expense, shall have the right to possess and keep all arms that could be legally acquired or possessed by a South Carolina citizen as of December 31, 2012.  This includes shouldered rifles and shotguns, handguns, clips, magazines, and all components.

(3)   The unorganized militia may not fall under any law or regulation or jurisdiction of any person or entity outside of South Carolina.

(4)   A member may resign at any time from the unorganized militia, at which time he will resume his civilian status.”

SECTION  2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

Senate Bill #150


 

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govtrack.us

S. 150: A bill to regulate assault weapons, to ensure that the right to keep and bear arms is …

…arms is not unlimited, and for other purposes.

Introduced:
Jan 24, 2013 (113th Congress, 2013–2015)
Sponsor:
Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA]
Status:
Referred to Committee

The bill’s title was written by the bill’s sponsor. S. stands for Senate bill.

Status

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Progress
Introduced
Jan 24, 2013

Prognosis
10% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 12% of Senate bills made it past committee and only 2% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

The following factors helped this bill:

The bill was introduced in the first year of the Congress.

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The bill was introduced in the first 90 days of the Congress.

Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (17D) (show)

Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]

Boxer, Barbara [D-CA]

Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD]

Carper, Thomas [D-DE]

Durbin, Richard [D-IL]

Gillibrand, Kirsten [D-NY]

Lautenberg, Frank [D-NJ]

Levin, Carl [D-MI]

Menéndez, Robert “Bob” [D-NJ]

Mikulski, Barbara [D-MD]

Murphy, Christopher [D-CT]

Reed, John “Jack” [D-RI]

Rockefeller, John “Jay” [D-WV]

Schatz, Brian [D-HI]

Schumer, Charles [D-NY]

Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]

Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI]

Committees
Senate Judiciary

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