Monthly Archives: January 2009

Freedom

Freedom is indivisible – there is no “s” on the end of it. 

You can erode freedom, diminish it, but you cannot divide it and choose to keep “some freedoms” while giving up others.

Ronald Reagan

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NRA, CRPA, & SAF Win in San Francisco Gun Ban Case.

City of San Francisco

City of San Francisco

An NRA-led coalition of self-defense civil rights groups including the Second Amendment Foundation(SAF) and the California Rifle & Pistol Association (CRPA) has prevailed in a Second Amendment lawsuit challenging a ban on firearm possession in San Francisco public housing residences.The San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA) and the property management company that oversees San Francisco’s public housing projects have agreed to completely remove a lease provision banning guns in the residences.  

The City of San Francisco itself stipulated legally (admitted the application of the ordnance to private citizens homes was illegal) that its ordinance banning gun possession on county owned or controlled property cannot be applied to the public housing properties, even though Mayor Gavin Newsom announced at a May 2007 press conference that the new city ordinance would ban gun possession there. By excluding the application of the ordinance and removing the lease provision, the right of public housing residents to choose to own a gun to defend themselves or their families has been restored.

Democrats will say that returning the God given right to self protection to the people who live in these public housing projects will cause violence.  IT WILL NOT!  Criminals are the source of violence.  It will allow peaceful decent people of limited means to stop gang bangers, robbers, and thugs from entering their homes and injuring or killing them.  The right to be safe in your home is universal and not limited to rich folks on the upper side of town.

This settlements brings a successful close to the lawsuit, filed on behalf of poor inhabitants of public housing projects, in 2008. The repeal SFHA’s lease provisions banning firearms came in spite of initial boasts by Mayor Newsom that the lawsuit would be “absolutely defended,” and comes after preliminary claims by the San Francisco City Attorney that the suit was “frivolous” and that the City would seek sanctions. No sanctions were sought, since there were no grounds for any.  The City chose to stipulate rather than have a decision entered against them in court. 

 

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Update on North Dakota CDC Study

When I first reported on this study the full text of the study was not available. If you would like to read the entire report it is available as a PDF at the site below.
http://www.nssf.org/share/PDF/ND_report.pdf

Share this information with your hunting buddies. I was talking to a Fish & Game officer in Wyoming who told me that this lead scare has some long time hunters worried. There is no reason to be concerned read the study for yourself, folks who eat game meat have less lead in their blood than do your average city dwelling Liberal Democrat. I have noticed that many of the places where this study is mentioned do not provide access to the full results, wonder why? 😉

One fact that is over looked in this whole trumped up issue is that our bodies metabolize lead in 30 days. It is only cumulative if you are constantly ingesting it in relatively high levels. Don’t let the Anti-Crowd scare you away from game meat, it is one of the healthiest forms of protein you can eat.

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Ammunition Accountability Legislation

Ammunition Accountability Legislation… Sounds like a good idea right? Like most anti-gun laws the name is misleading. The plan is to make guns illegal through the back door. In the summer of 2008 when the Heller v. Washington D.C. decision was handed down by the Supreme Court the liberals knew they had to take a new route because the have lost on the issue of the Second Amendment, and private ownership.

Remember how Obama said that he wasn’t going to take your guns? Well, it seems that his allies in the anti-gun world have no problem with taking your ammo! The bill that is being pushed in 18 states (including Illinois and Indiana) requires all ammunition to be encoded by the manufacture a data base of all ammunition sales. So they will know how much you buy and what calibers. If it passes nobody can sell any ammunition afterwards unless the ammunition is coded.

Any privately held unencoded ammunition must be destroyed as a part of this proposed law. (Including hand loaded ammo.) They will also charge a .05 cent tax on every round so every box of ammo you buy will go up at least $2.50 or more! That is just to start, how long do you think it will take for that tax to rise to the point that plinking and soon hunting are simply too expensive for the average person to participate in. If they can deprive you of ammo they do not need to take your gun!

This legislation was active in 18 state legislatures in 2008 and will be reintroduced in 2009, call you state legislators and tell them to fight this bill when it pops up, don’t even let it out of commitee! The Following states considered this bill in 2008; Alabama, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Washington.

To find more about the anti-gun group that is sponsoring this legislation and the specific legislation for each state, go to: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Legislation.htm

Explanation of the technology: http://ammunitionaccountability.org/Technology.htm

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Wake UP the gun grabbers are on your door step!!!

Watch this Video to see the very near future if freedom loving people don’t wake up.

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Hornady Brings 300 H&H Back!

Hornady ammunition will bring the 300 H&H back from the dead for 2009. 

The loading will be a 180 grain Hornady InterBond TM bullet.  This bonded core bullet will perform well in the 300 H&H.  Around the time that the Short Magnum craze took off a few years back the gun manufacturers all dropped the old school 300 H&H.  It required a long action, the standard 300 Winchester could equal the H&H with a Medium length action, and of course the new WSM & RSAUM cartridges were able to nearly duplicate the same ballistics from a short (308 length) action. 

Non of that has changed, so why in Hornady bringing back this dinosaur?  Well, the answer is pretty simple, this caliber was the 300 Magnum for the better part of 40 years when the 300 Winchester arrived on the scene and the H&H continued to be offered by various factory gun makers up to about 2000.  Since then it has been purely a custom offering, being offered by gunsmiths everywhere.  To make a long story short, there are a lot of guns out there hungry for factory ammo in 300 H&H so Hornady is filling that need.

Hornady's new 300 H&H loaded with a 180 grain bullet.
Hornady’s new 300 H&H loaded with a 180 grain bullet.

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Cylinder & Slide Shop Offers .45 ACP Pocket Model 1911

Colt's Pocket Model

Colt's Pocket Model, came in 32 ACP & 380 ACP.

Bill Laughridge, President of Cylinder and Slide Inc. came up with a unique twist on the venerable old 1911 pistol.  Bill says he, “Always wanted to produce a 45 ACP Pocket Model style pistol.”
During the days when the Pocket Model was in the Colt line-up most men still carried a gun to protect themselves, their families, and their property from harm.  These gun had rounded edges, and no exposed hammer to get caught on clothing.  The sleek design is as pleasing to the eye today as it was a hundred years ago.

 

Bill worked with Gary Smith of Caspian Arms, utilizing a commander length slide and an Officers model frame as the basis for this specialized handgun, the work started.  Once the prototype was complete Gary Smith went to work at Caspian to help make the specialized frame and slides that Bill would need to put this dream gun into limited production.  Only 50 of these guns will be available each year. 

Quality parts are used for the rest of the gun, Jarvis barrels are used, while the internal parts are mostly Cylinder and Slide Inc. parts.  Wolff springs finish out the package.  Cylinder and Slide offer a standard version of this gun or you can call them and add custom features you suit your tastes.  Not many guns turn my head after so many years of smithing, but this 45 Pocket  Model sure did!

45-pocket-model

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Anti-Gun Crowd Waste no Time!

HR 45 has been introduced in the House of Representatives.  The title is “Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009″.

Blair Holt was an incredibly brave young man why as a Junior in High School used his body to protect another student from a crazed attacker.  Now the anti-Second Amendment crowd are using Blair Holt to further their agenda to dismantle the Second Amendment any way they can.  Last summer the Supreme Court found in Heller v. The District of Columbia that the Second Amendment does apply to individuals.

The Anti-Freedom crowd cannot allow the Heller decision to stand.  They are on the attack, as proof of this fact note that the first day of the 111th Congress was January 6, 2009.  HR 45 was filed on January 6, 2009.  If you think you have time to worry about protecting your Second Amendment rights later, think again.  The Left knows there is no time to waste and they will grab all they can from day 1.

Below are links to some orginizations that fight to protect our gun rights.

http://www.saf.org/

http://www.ccrkba.org/

http://nra.org/

http://HellerFoundation.org

http://www.freestateproject.org/intro/gun_rights

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I met Dick Heller at the Shot Show 2009.  Here is a man who has a passion to protect our Second Amendment Rights.  Below is an update on Heller II.  It’s time to stand up and protect your rights, join one of the pro-gun groups, or donate to the Heller foundation, or better yet, do more.heller

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What’s New from Kick-Eez

Dual-Action Recoil Pad

A new product replaces the old Red Line pad.  Two types of Sorbathane TM are layered together in this pad to increase recoil absorption.  Unlike the old Red Line design the Dual action pad has two layers of Sorbethane TM, both black for a better looking installation and better performance.   Currently available only in grind to fit configuration.

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