Bump…Fire that is…

A company is selling a combination of a belt fed semi-automatic rifle, and a stock that facilitates “bump firing”.  For those unfamiliar with the concept, bump fire is essentially utilizing the recoil so as to press the gun back against your finger triggering another round.  The firing mechanism is still a semi-automatic, and you still only fire one bullet per trigger pull. The point is to remove the human muscle activity of pulling the trigger and replace it with a mechanism triggered by the use of recoil and rubber bands.

The result, a hoky setup that draws the attention of anti-gun CNN.  And sounds like the product which is made by Slide Fire in Texas is marketed by those totally unfamiliar with the fact that we have an entire multi-million dollar enemy who seeks to disarm America and loves using comments lise these

“It sprays like a fire house” – Brandon Renner, sales and marketing manager for Slide Fire.

Thank you, thank you…you just had to give the Bloomberg trolls some soundbites.  Come on gun community, whether you think it’s a right, whether you think it’s right, we still need to be very mindful of not handing ammunition to our foes. No, I’m not saying it’s wrong to develop such. I’m just saying that making statements like “sprays like a fire hose” is unnecessary and unwise .

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/12/news/companies/slide-fire-gun/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

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Published in: on September 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm  Leave a Comment  
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News Summary

CNN hit piece against guns, trying to convince Americans that Jefferson was not pro-gun.
http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/07/us/jefferson-rorschach-guns/?hpt=hp_c4

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Evil Mr. Zimmerman now has at least four new friends who are extremely happy he was not convicted. Largely, because if he had been convicted, Mr. Zimmerman wouldn’t have been there to help rescue and pull them out of their flipped over vehicle

http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-emerged-hiding-rescue-family-trapped-suv/story?id=19735432

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H/T’s to PAGunBlog.com for the next two

There is no such thing as “gun confiscation”, just merely a request for mandatory surrendering of property, that’s all. Totally different…. 
http://gunfreezone.net/wordpress/index.php/2013/07/22/confiscation-what-are-you-talking-about-we-would-never/

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What happens when a 17 year knocks you off your feet and starts pummeling you head into the cement, and you don’t shoot him?  You DIE!!!!!

http://www.elpasotimes.com/tablehome/ci_21843760/teen-accused-el-paso-officers-fatal-beating-indicted

Published in: on July 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Faster, isn’t always better…

Great article on military special forces wanting a slower sub-sonic round.  Eliminating the sonic boom, that can give away a concealed sniper, even when using a silencer/sound suppressor.

 The article, amazingly gets into some nifty technical bits, including “burn rates”, “obturation” (yes, I did not know that term, and thankfully the author defined it).

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/20/tech/innovation/subsonic-bullets-wired/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Oh my, did the author actually write “the metled leading can be a pain in the ass to remove”…  Seriously, if CNN had more articles like this, I’d put a link on my blog. 

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Too all my fellow bloggers, let’s see if we can ALL post a link to this most excellent article. (I mean, is it really on CNN.com domain??? albeit through their “WIRED” affiliate.).  And maybe we can get it to go viral a bit.  Let them know, we really enjoy when an article on firearms is done by a knowleadable author and one who uses facts, and explains technical jargon.

“GREAT JOB CNN!!!”

Published in: on November 21, 2012 at 8:55 am  Comments (2)  
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Oops…they published again… (hummed to a bad pop tune)

CNN re-publishes same article for the 20th time this year
(yes, another hit piece, by an incompetent moron who claims to be a journalist but likely only has a job because he’ll right piecemeal regurgitated sound bite pieces)

http://www.cnn.com/2012/11/14/opinion/webster-giffords-guns/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

Below are my thoughts and responses…


“Despite being rejected by the military because of a history of illicit drug use and being kicked out of a community college for repeated incidents of threatening and bizarre behavior, Loughner legally purchased a semi-automatic pistol….”

And when have you heard gun owners express that we want nut jobs to be able to buy guns? Never!!!!

The reason this occurred is not because of gun owners, but because of HIPAA and medical privacy advocates.

The one related issue that gun owners are vocal about is not seeing our soldiers come home from war, be labelled PSTD, and lose their rights for the rest of their lives. That’s just not fair – is it?

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“NRA spent in unsuccessful attempts to win close Senate races in swing states”

Yes, and it was a Presidential election between a leftist liberal Democrat incumbant, and a former liberal moderate socialist Republican who was unpopular except for NOT being the unpopular President.

No organization or issue was sufficient to affect that sort of election single handedly.

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“The NRA portrays itself as an organization that speaks for and advocates for gun owners. The reality is that they speak for gun owners with the most extreme views and for the gun industry.”

Citation Mr. Daniel Webster, cause that sentence pretty much labels you a moron who talks out his arse. In fact, it’s often been the masses of NRA membership pushing the NRA organization to take stronger stances.

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“A case in point is their opposition to requiring background checks for all firearm sales.”

Well, let’s discuss the oft repeated by CNN talking point. ALL handguns, like the one Loughner used, require a background check. Essentially, the only firearms we are talking about that are sold without a background check are individual sales of rifles and shotguns from one person to another.

In other words, when a hunter buys a new rifle and sells his old one to his hunting buddy or perhaps his nephew. And I am curious, could you quote what percentage of the firearms sold in that manner are used in actual crimes?

I bet it’s an embarrasingly low percentage. So low you’d be too cowardly to print it.

But you want it closed? So why not come to the table and discuss real alternatives? How about letting private party sellers use the NICS background check system for free. Really, it’s a very small portion of sales that actually occur this way.

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“A recent survey found that more than 80% of gun owners and 74% of NRA members want this loophole fixed”

What recent survey. Because there are lot of BS surveys, that for example, contact all the NRA members in Berkely California.

When asked “Do you want to outlaw the right of a private citizen to sell his rifle or shotgun to a friend or other private citizen.”

I bet you get about 2% of NRA members supporting that statement.

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“Gun owners don’t want dangerous people to have guns.”

Which is true, and why we are so confused as to why morons like you write this same article on CNN every few months. And yet never talk about why so many criminals are arrested with weapons and not prosecuted. And why so many violent criminals are released on parole or time served (until trial)?

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“When states require background checks for all handgun sales and have strong regulation and oversight of licensed gun dealers, far fewer guns are diverted to criminals.”

All handgun sales require background checks. There is no state that allows a legal sale of a handgun without one. So calling BS on your above statement.

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“individuals convicted of misdemeanor crimes of violence (often pleaded down from felony charges) or those who have been convicted of multiple alcohol-related crimes are prohibited from possessing firearms.”

Well, most domestic and violence crimes, or drug related crimes. Makes one a prohibited person in the vast majority, if not all, states.

BTW, WTF is an “alcohol related” crime. You mean a DUI with a car? Are we going to prohibit anyone with a DUI from ever owning a car? Okay, so let’s say anyone who commits a DUI, we prohibit from owning a gun. Now, shouldn’t the inverse hold true? Anyone who commits a deed that prohibits gun ownership, should also not be allowed to own a car. Just saying…

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“our homicide rate in the U.S. is seven times higher than that of other high-income countries, due in part to greater availability of handguns”

No, it’s 90% due to parole, early release, and other programs that apply soft touches to criminals and put them back onto our streets. In fact, I have not read about a major crime, nor experienced a dealing with a criminal, who did NOT have a number of prior run ins and convictions with authorities.

We released armed robbers mere weeks after their trial conviction and sentence of 10 years. We release kidnapping rapists so they can just do it again (Jayce). Ironically, while violent predator criminals will often serve short sentences and be released due to overcrowded prisons. We’ll sentence a guy to 15 years for selling pirated albums and movies. No, the reason for our violent crime is judicial, not rights, related.

Parole is far more dangerous than handguns.

OUTING THE JOURNALIST: Daniel W. Webster – is professor and director of the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.  And piss poor journalist.  Seriously, realizing he was referencing studies done at Johns Hopkins when he is likely involved with the organization that did the studies is rather disreputable.

No longer am I going to allow this to go on namelessly,  Mr. Daniel Webster, is an incredulous journalist and should be associated with the poor levels of research (or genuine dishonesty) portrayed in his article.

From now on, when we comment on hit pieces, we’re going to try to associate the journalist with their work “Mr. Daniel Webster, a piss poor journalist”.
Published in: on November 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm  Comments (3)  
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Why we neeed PACs

I don’t like them. But when people criticize them as affecting the political stage, my retort is what the !@#$% do you think the media is besides on big HUMUNGOUS PAC for the Democrats.

This CNN.com article is essentially proof.

Opinion: Proud day for bipartisanship

That’s the title of the link. So when DC vs Heller was a 5/4 split it was somehow not a sign of bipartisanship. But this is…???

Yes media…we believe NOTHING you have to say.

 

Published in: on June 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm  Leave a Comment  
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CNN.com on Militia movement

The video article is not too bad – for CNN.  (I must confess that I was expecting much much worse.) The reporter refers to a rifle that he shoots as a “semi-automatic” assault rifle. Which is a little better than the typical media “evil fully automatic assault weapon” spheel.

They also interview Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center (a very anti-gun organization) which put out the report on the return of the militas.

The interview records Mark Potok commenting on the increasing numbers of such groups and surge of activity. They don’t really let him say too much (which was nice)
, though he attempts to insinuate that it is all against Obama.

However, they allowed the militia members interviewed to give a very good rebuttal.  One organizer stating that “This is not an Obama centered organization.” In fact the reporter comments that the organizer who is both a veteran and postal worker urges respect for the President.”

I liked that the article also stated how they practice first aid and emergency medical treatment, useful during natural disasters.

All in all, not a bad article. Although this is one of those cases where just covering ordinary people in fatigues with rifles is going to startle many ordinary citizens.  Particularly those with liberal ideologies that believe individual rights should be removed in the greater good.

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2009/11/16/acosta.militias.cnn

Published in: on November 16, 2009 at 4:59 pm  Comments (8)  
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War with the Media

Recently I found myself banned from commenting on CNN.com, courtesy of their new Facebook interface.  I also noted that several other comments were posted on the same article addressing their comments being deleted as well.

The one thing all of the comments had in common? They were ideologically opposed to the article on CNN.com

By implementing the login through Facebook CNN.com has added the power of identity. I feared that this would be used to control input and comment on CNN’s site.  And it is appearing that such is the case.

While one my claim that parts of the deleted comments were offensive and hence they were deleted/banned.  There were numerous offensive comments that remained on the site, however all of these agreed and sympathized with the author.

Why do I share this? Because I believe that it is the year 1850 and we are already in the midst of the ideological part of the 2nd American Civil War.  I believe the media is to blame for a large part of this conflict.   Some believe that mainstream media is simply interested in sensationalism and making $$$.  If only that were true. The media has, especially in recent years, shown that it is far more concerned about ideology than it is about $$$.  If it weren’t so, we would not be discussing bailouts for the media.

The media plays a large role in what uneducated masses think. Those that do not research a topic simply accept what they hear on the news.

I am concerned that we are seeing the media take the next step. Engaging in actions to deliberate control and eliminate counter-opinions.  “Silence the opposition.”

This is not to say all of the media are enemies. Nor that everyone who works for even a biased media group such as MSNBC is an enemy.  But there is an overwhelming and antagonistic opposition to conservative and libertarian viewpoints on the behalf of most of the major media outlets.  And as they continue to blatantly disenfranchise nearly half of Americans, they also make enemies of those same Americans.

This means when dealing with the 2nd Amendment, one must be on guard.  Cautious with your words.  Being aware that you are likely to be misquoted, or even find your words chopped up and put together to say something you never intended.

 

 

Published in: on November 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm  Comments (1)  
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Blog post picked up by CNN.com

Apparently my last blog post on the Pittsburgh area gymnasium shooting got picked up by CNN.com on the blogs/commentary section.  I was just checking out my statistics when I noted several referrals from CNN.com

I had to take a second look, as I usually only see CNN.com in the “people clicked this link on your site” section. Not in the “referrers to your blog” section.

Pretty cool…and hey, it gets some pro-gun/2nd Amendment content on CNN’s website that’s cool too.

UPDATE: Talk about getting overloaded with comments…whoosh!!!

UPDATE 2: Looks like CNN.com dropped my blog from the highlight. “Oops, we’re sorry. We didn’t mean to link to a pro-2nd Amendment blog.”  They kept other links older than mine. So I must presume it was a bias against my blog’s content. Just checked again, now the entire “linking to this article” section is gone.  Who knows…just weird. But hey, it’s CNN.

PS – If you’re a first time reader, please consider perusing through the blog. I suggest reading the introductory post which can be found here.

https://nugun.wordpress.com/2008/09/08/introductions/

Published in: on August 5, 2009 at 5:57 pm  Comments (2)  
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