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The U.S. Military will use Hollow Point Pistol Ammo

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 9th July 2015

In a significant doctrinal shift, the U.S. military is relegating full metal jacketed (FMJ) pistol bullets to a training role, and will be adopting modern hollowpoint designs similar to those used by most domestic law enforcement agencies and citizens who carry handguns for self-defense.

http://bearingarms.com/u-s-military-makes-monumental-shift-hollowpoint-pistol-ammunition/

 

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Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 25th August 2014

Yep! It’s true!  People carrying pistols might shoot. (Don’t leave your gun at home because you have an uncomfortable holster.  Visit Tucker Gunleather.)

Crime is going down in Illinois. Since Illinois started granting concealed carry permits this year, the number of robberies that have led to arrests in Chicago has declined 20 percent from last year, according to police department statistics.

FILE - In this July 10, 2013 file photo, semi-automatic handguns are seen display for purchase at Capitol City Arms Supply in Springfield, Ill. On Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, Illinois residents for the first time can apply for permits to carry concealed weapons. For now, they can apply only online through the Illinois State Police website. Six months ago Illinois became the last state in the nation to approve a law allowing the public possession of a concealed firearm. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)


Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/24/chicago-crime-rate-drops-as-concealed-carry-gun-pe/#ixzz3BO4MnrZ6

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Gov. Perry Gun Rights Suspended

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 21st August 2014

The indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Friday could affect more than his political future or freedom.

It could also limit his rights to handle guns and ammo.    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/rick-perry-indictment-guns-ammo

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Happy Birthday U.S. Marine Corp

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 10th November 2009

Happy Birthday, Marines!

2009-11-09-HVUMD

Message from the Commandant

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Got a Taser? Don’t need a real gun anymore?

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 20th September 2009

“Another Taser Failure: Police gave this account: Around 12:30 p.m. officers were called to an apartment complex near 19th and Glendale avenues, after residents reported an argument with their 32-year-old neighbor who was angry and had stabbed their door with a butcher knife. She then returned to her apartment. Officers went to the apartment door of the woman. She wouldn’t come out. Instead, she told officers she was going to turn on the gas in her apartment. A few minutes later officers smelled gas and called the Special Assignment Unit. An SAU officer tried to negotiate with the woman to open the door. She refused. Officers forced entry into the apartment, and the woman started throwing bottles at the officers. Officers again tried negotiating with the woman. She refused. They tried using a Taser on the woman. Nothing worked. Officers tried shooting her with a sage gun, which shoots plastic dowels. As the officer shot the sage gun, the woman stabbed him in the shoulder. The knife caught his ballistic vest, and he was uninjured. That’s when another officer shot the woman twice. She died at the scene (Be wary of anyone who suggests that you dont really need a firearm.)” Thanks to Stephen P. Wenger, http://www.spw-duf.info

Read more about it here.

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Radical Regulatory Czar Could Pose Problems for Gun Owners

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 12th September 2009

Gun Owners of America is sounding the alert on Cass Sunstein who we warned about in our last post.

“Friday, September 11, 2009

Yesterday, another radical extremist joined the ranks of the Obama administration.

Cass Sunstein, who is an old friend of Barack Obama, is now our new Regulatory Czar. You will recall that he is the guy who wants animals to sue hunters and other Americans.

He also supports gun control.“ Read the rest of the article here.

See Cass Sunstein Video.

See Glenn Beck on Sunstein.

Visit Cass Sunstein’s website.

These guys in the Obama administration are serious – a serious threat to our rights and the future of our country.

We need to follow the lead of those who protested in D.C. today and make our voices heard.

Rob

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Local Boy does well, surviving an armed intrusion.

Posted by Rob Longenecker on 27th July 2009

A teenage boy shot and killed an intruder in his Spring Branch home Thursday. Spring Branch is in western Houston, TX.

According to police, the boy was sleeping alone in the home on Kerrwood when he said a man kicked in his back door.

Boy shoots intruder

The boy was trained as a marksman and had a plan.

I love it when a plan comes together.

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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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“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.

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