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Archive for June, 2009

Tucker’s “The Secret” IWB has been jumping off the shelves.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 30th June 2009

Sometimes a new product just connects and the “Secret” IWB has connected so well that it’s the most successful product launch Tucker’s ever had.

Come see what the fuss is about – here.


New "Secret

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Tucker’s got a “Secret.”

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 21st June 2009

Before Tucker designed the Texas Heritage he created an IWB design that’s been locked in the gun vault now for years.

It’s “The Secret.”

We’ve heard from customers who don’t tuck in their shirt over their carry gun and don’t need the special features of the Texas Heritage.

Just for them, and maybe for YOU, we’ve brought “The Secret” out of the dark place into the light of day.

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The Secret is more compact than the Texas Heritage and has leather belt loops instead of belt clips, but it shares the good parts of the Texas Heritage.

It’s made from Hermann Oak premium leather, it’s comfortable and extremely concealable. It’s also value-priced.

It comes only in natural un-dyed leather, but you can order the belt loops in natural, brown or black to suit the belt you’re wearing. The sweatshield is standard.

Until July 1st, 2009, there’s a special sale price to introduce “The Secret” and a short 2-week turnaround from the time you place your order here.

Don’t wait until the price goes up July 1st.

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Amazing Pictures from Iran

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 18th June 2009

Clearly, the people of Iran want a different future, not what they’ve been getting. It’s evident in these pictures.

We need to stand with them, not ignore what’s happening and act like it’s just a small internal disagreement in Iran.

This is us, cleverly disguised as Iranians. They want what we want. Freedom.

Look here.

Why are we not in the streets protesting the loss of our freedoms to our growing dictatorship here at home?

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We must stop government-run health care.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 12th June 2009

How to Stop Socialized Health Care

It was a sobering breakfast with one of the smartest Republicans on Capitol Hill. We can fix a lot of bad stuff President Barack Obama might do, he told me. But if Mr. Obama signs into law a “public option,” government-run insurance program as part of health-care reform we won’t be able to undo the damage.

I’d go the Republican member of Congress one further: If Democrats enact a public-option health-insurance program, America is on the way to becoming a European-style welfare state. To prevent this from happening, there are five arguments Republicans must make.

The first is it’s unnecessary. Advocates say a government-run insurance program is needed to provide competition for private health insurance. But 1,300 companies sell health insurance plans. That’s competition enough. The results of robust private competition to provide the Medicare drug benefit underscore this. When it was approved, the Congressional Budget Office estimated it would cost $74 billion a year by 2008. Nearly 100 providers deliver the drug benefit, competing on better benefits, more choices, and lower prices. So the actual cost was $44 billion in 2008 — nearly 41% less than predicted. No government plan was needed to guarantee competition’s benefits.

Second, a public option will undercut private insurers and pass the tab to taxpayers and health providers just as it does in existing government-run programs. For example, Medicare pays hospitals 71% and doctors 81% of what private insurers pay.

Third, government-run health insurance would crater the private insurance market, forcing most Americans onto the government plan. The Lewin Group estimates 70% of people with private insurance — 120 million Americans — will quickly lose what they now get from private companies and be forced onto the government-run rolls as businesses decide it is more cost-effective for them to drop coverage. They’d be happy to shift some of the expense — and all of the administration headaches — to Washington. And once the private insurance market has been dismantled it will be gone.

Fourth, the public option is far too expensive. The cost of Medicare — the purest form of a government-run “public choice” for seniors — will start exceeding its payroll-tax “trust fund” in 2017. The Obama administration estimates its health reforms will cost as much as $1.5 trillion over the next 10 years. It is no coincidence the Obama budget nearly triples the national debt over that same period.

Medicare and Medicaid cost much more than estimated when they were adopted. One reason is there’s no competition for these government-run insurance programs. In the same way, Americans can expect a public option to cost far more than the Obama administration’s rosy estimates.

Fifth, the public option puts government firmly in the middle of the relationship between patients and their doctors. If you think insurance companies are bad, imagine what happens when government is the insurance carrier, with little or no competition and no concern you’ll change to another company.

In other words, the public option is just phony. It’s a bait-and-switch tactic meant to reassure people that the president’s goals are less radical than they are. Mr. Obama’s real aim, as some candid Democrats admit, is a single-payer, government-run health-care system.

Health care desperately needs far-reaching reforms that put patients and their doctors in charge, bring the benefits of competition and market forces to bear, and ensure access to affordable and portable health care for every American. Republicans have plans to achieve this, and they must make their case for reform in every available forum.

Defeating the public option should be a top priority for the GOP this year. Otherwise, our nation will be changed in damaging ways almost impossible to reverse.

Here’s the original article from the Wall Street Journal.

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Health Care proposals put in perspective

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 7th June 2009

This video is the best I’ve seen to put today’s health care debate into perspective. It’s just great.

Take a few minutes to watch Health Care video.  (Has short commercial before the video.)

This will be one of the most important debates we’ll ever have and you can’t depend on the government to tell it straight.

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“Fish are Friends, Not Food!”

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 5th June 2009

PETA is at it again. Did you know that fish have feeling and little individual personalities?

It’s evil and cruel to catch and eat the little darlings. They’re just like little people with fins and scales.

Read this incredible story, then go hitch up the boat.

Posted in News You Can Use | 1 Comment »

Chicago gun ban upheld by appellate court

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 3rd June 2009

The unanimous three-judge panel ruled today that a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year, which recognized an individual right to bear arms under the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, didn’t apply to states and municipalities.

This means that we have a lot of work to do yet.  Bloomberg

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Lights, lasers and tritium sights

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 2nd June 2009

Section of Aegis Journal, April, 2009.

Executive Protection — Tritium and laser sights
“Based on the feedback from non-professional readers of our review of  the XS Sight Systems Big Dot Tritium Express Set in the August 2008 issue of
ÆGIS, it is clear that many non-professionals do not understand the function of tritium sights and laser sights on handguns, somehow thinking that they
will be of help during the few seconds duration of a gun fight. In fact, tritium sights and laser sights on handguns should be thought of more as offensive
devices, not defensive devices.
If you are moving around in the dark trying to locate your enemy and get a bead on him, these will certainly help you, particularly for the first shot.
Some, however, note that while you are circling around in the dark trying to draw a bead on your opponent, he is doing exactly the same, and if he gets
behind you and sees the telltale glow of the tritium sight, you are toast. If you are in a secure position, and your opponent is exposed, laser sights will
be of great help. Plus, it really attracts your attention if you happen to look down and notice several of them dancing around over your heart!
However, if something happens and you have to draw your gun and start firing, you will never see the tritium sight – you likely won’t see the front
sight at all – and never have time to use the laser.

While there are a wide variety of valid reasons to have tritium sights andlaser sights on a handgun, none of these come into play when you aredrawing your gun and firing back.

Comments?

I think I know what Jeff Cooper would say.

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