Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Surplus M1 Carbine Rifles Are For Sale At The Civilian Marksmanship Program

Buy a fine semiautomatic American combat rifle now, before Obama realizes that the Government has turned over U.S. military rifles to the Civilian Marksmanship Program to sell to Americans.
He's busy with other important things now, like going to Copenhagen to bring the Olympics to Chicago. These make excellent collector's pieces, with the added benefit of being able to use them for personal defense at a reasonable price.

A limited number of M1 carbines loaned by us to foreign governments, and just returned to us are available for sale from the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The CMP is the sales agency for this authentic and legitimate government surplus.

Inland, Underwood, Winchester, National Postal Meter, Standard Products, and Saginaw M1 Carbines are available for a limited time for $419.00 to $625.00, depending on manufacturer.

There are the CMP requirements to buy one of these workhorse battle tested classics.
Only U.S. Citizens are eligible to buy our own surplus rifles from the CMP.
Other than hitting the target every time, this is the only gun control policy that could ever be considered "common sense gun control" because our tax dollars originally paid for these guns, and they should be rightfully returned to American citizens only.

Other requirements are the usual rifle purchase ones. Your application information will be checked against the FBI National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS), but you don't have to fill out the normal 4473 form.

Additionally, you must provide a copy of a U.S. birth certificate(Could Obama do this?), passport, or any other official government document that shows birth in the US. You must provide proof of age, and membership in a CMP affiliated organization. There are many easy to find clubs that you can join online for as little as $25.00. You must show proof of marksmanship or other firearms related activity. This can include proof of current or past military service, organized marksmanship activities, or proof of holding a concealed weapons permit. No marksmanship proof is needed for those over 60.

In describing the M1 Carbine, The CMP gives this background.
"The M1 Carbine was designed primarily to offer noncombat and line-of communications troops a better defensive weapon than a pistol or submachinegun, with greater accuracy and range, but without the recoil, cost, or weight of a full power infantry rifle. The Carbine was also easier for less experienced soldiers and smaller framed people to fire than the .30 calibre infantry rifle of the day. The carbine was more convenient to carry for officers, NCO's, or specialists encumbered with weapons, field glasses, radios, or other gear. Tankers, drivers, artillery crews, mortar crews, and other personnel were also issued The M1 Carbine in lieu of the heavier M1 garand. Belatedly, a folding stock version of the M1 carbine was developed, after a request was made in mid 1942, with initial priority given to troops in the European Theatre of War."

At the end of WWII, and at the beginning of occupation of Germany, the United States helped rearm the German Police. There was a policy of using non-German manufactured firearms for them. CMP has a limited number of M1 Carbines used by the German Police. They are marked as used by the Bavarian Prison Guard, Bavarian Forestry Police, Bavarian Rural Police, Bavarian Game Warden, Bavarian Rural Police, and Bavarian Municipal Police.

The CMP has a limited number of M1A1 paratrooper models with folding stocks for sale by auction. Some 140,000 were made by Inland Manufacturing from 1942 to 1944, played a big role in the D-Day paratrooper assaults, and come up for sale fairly rairly.

As a historical note, the M1 Carbine was also modified and redesigned as the M2 Select fire
sub machine gun for use with the 30 round magazine. Many of these saw action with the marines in the South Pacific. These are not available from CMP, but are through Class 3 dealers after obtaining a special BATF license and paying a transfer fee. These can cost from $3,500.00 to $6,500.00 or more.

Each M1 carbine sold by CMP is an authentic U.S. Government rifle that has been inspected, head spaced, repaired, if necessary, and test fired for function. Orders are filled on a first come, first served basis. Prices are subject to change without notice, but paid orders already in at the time of price increases are usually honored.

Magazines are plentiful at this time from many retailers and at gun shows. 50 Round boxes of ammunition are available at about $25.00 at your friendly, neighborhood Walmart.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

United Nations Still After Your Guns

The UN General Assembly has been in session, and if typical of the UN, some nasty things are probably in store for American gun owners as a result.

The Citizen's Committee For The Right To Keep and Bear Arms (CCKRBA), in a recent mailing, said that The UN is still actively pursuing the guns you own, and the ones you want to buy. Don't count out associated non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as The International Network On Small Arms (IANSA.) IANSA's Rebecca Peters was largely responsible for the disarming of Australians and the associated increase in violent crimes there as a result of criminals retaining and using their firearms in assaultive crimes while the now defenseless law abiding general public turned theirs in for destruction.

Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton has said that one of the the greatest dangers to American's gun rights are non-governmental organizations, such as IANSA. Just consider Rebecca Peters and IANSA's Australian success that they want to use as a model for the United States. There is still a UN anti gun treaty pending here.

CCRKBA reported in their letter that "The Report to the Secretary-General on the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice contains provisions which directly target the rights of law abiding American gun owners. Among the proposals included in the section of the UN report entitled Measures to Regulate Firearms are:

A requirement for hunters to store their firearms in so-called sporting clubs;
Allowing only smooth bore firearms or shotguns for personal protection;
Allowing firearm collectors to possess only those firearms that have been altered so they can no longer be fired;
Requiring firearm owners to establish a need for possessing their guns;
Requiring hunters to obtain insurance before hunting;
Generally to discourage the private ownership of firearms."

Its interesting to note that "weapons" the UN defines as "Small Arms," lumps rifles, carbines, revolvers, and automatic loading pistols into the same classification as exploding bombs, incendiary bombs, hand grenades, rocket launchers, missiles, missile launching systems, light machine guns, and land mines.

Both IANSA and the UN want to ban the ownership of all military firearms too. They believe that would be a good beginning. The military firearms ban paints with their broadest multinational brush and is dangerous. The UN definition of military firearms includes all firearms ever used by a military.

If the UN and IANSA are successful in just banning military firearms, then say goodbye to all the usual suspects you own that anti gun groups are after. Goodbye to Shotguns, 1911 Colts, numerous revolvers, Baretta 92F, the Model 70, the M1 Garand and Carbine, and others too numerous to list.

Taken to a ridiculous extreme, even flintlocks and percussion rifles and pistols would fall under the broad definition of military weapons. But, anything is possible with the UN and Obama. It can't happen? Just consider NYC Mayor Bloomberg recently becoming apoplectic over a man's private ownership of a working Revolutionary War replica flintlock in the Big Apple and refusal to register it. The law specifically exempts this type of firearm from the onerous New York City registration requirement. But the law does not matter when anti gun emotion is involved.

Even the Clintons in their misguided Assault Weapons Ban would not include the M1 Carbine andGarand on the banned list because of the feared backlash from multitude of veterans who served from pre-WWII through early Viet Nam and carried these workhorses. The majority of these vets would have loudly protested the ridiculousness of these guns or any guns for that matter being included in a ban. They would have loved to have brought them home with them when discharged. But, now with the median age of WWII vets at about 87 years old, they won't be around too much longer to argue the foolishness of bans on these guns.

Lest we forget, the attack on our firearms freedoms is still underway and persistent. Its like quicksand- always there. The UN, IANSA, groups like the Bradys haven't given up. And with Barack Obama's shaky hands on the wheel of the ship of state, we must remain ever vigilant.

For more information on the CCRKBA letter about the UN, contact

Friday, September 25, 2009

The New Republic Of Texas...Sounding Better Every Day

As the United States as we grew up in and once knew it rapidly disappears, many expatriate native Texans are following the activities of the Texas Secession Movement. The solution to oppressive modern government? Start another country. You can take a Texan out of Texas, but you can't take Texas out of a Texan. Its something in the blood.

These groups support the establishment of an independent and free Texas and Texas secession. Texas has a proud independent history, dating back to the original Texians and the 1836 fight for independence.

Some say that Texas cannot legally secede; however, King George said the same about the colonies. Texas Governor Rick Perry recently said that, "We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot." Texas, along with many other independent minded states, such as Montana, is concerned with the Obama government's lack of respect for the 10th Amendment.

When the Republic of Texas ended and Texas entered the Union in 1845, it negotiated the right to divide itself into four additional separate states. The new Texas states would probably correspond with the five Texas geographic regions. But, in 1876, the strong willed Texans in the Texas Constitution's Bill of Rights asserted greater rights.

According to the State Constitution, "Texas is a free and independent State subject only to the Constitution of the United States." But "being subject" to the U.S. Constitution is limited by the further Texan assertion that,
"All political power is inherent in the people ... they have at all times the inalienable right to alter their government in such manner as they might think expedient." (Article 1 Sec. 1 & 2) The U.S. Constitution does not state that Texas, any other state, or their citizens are subjects of the President of the United States or Congress.

Texas independence could work logistically too. Texas has excellent infrastructure, an independent electrical power grid that includes several nuclear power plants, and huge oil and natural gas reserves and refineries to power and heat the state. Texas' gross domestic product (GDP) is robust. Its economy ranks number 12 in the world, just behind Russia. The economy can handle independence.

Texans aren't paranoid about gun rights either. The State acknowledges the God given freedom to keep and bear arms in their state Constitution.

Rightly or wrongly, a recent Rasmussen poll found that 30% of Texans believe Texas can secede. It is estimated that about twenty percent of Texas favor secession, and would vote for it on the ballot. But, as the years have passed, many Texans have become complacent and accustomed to being wards of the U.S. Government. Secession will be an uphill fight.

Now may be the time to go to Texas, and become a Texas citizen. Or, get back to Texas if you are a native Texan who moved away. If this big change happens, and you're not a resident there, or a native born Texan, be prepared to apply for your green card if you wait too long.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Anarchists and Lunatic Fringe Liberals Have Begun G20 Demonstrations

Where is Nancy Pelosi's outrage today?

Anarchists and Lunatic Fringe Liberals, some wearing masks have begun demonstrations to disrupt the G 20 Summit in Pittsburgh. The would be Rioters are gathered in Arsenal Park and and are moving on into the streets. Pittsburgh is the latest city to fall victim to left wing radical Economic Summit protesters and the damage they will undoubtedly cause. Many businesses have already boarded up, and will be closed several days like they do during a winter storm.

Police have already fired teargas at the mob shortly after 3pm eastern time. Many are marching toward the Convention center to protest. They are targeting 100 businesses, such as Starbucks McDonalds, and Marine recruiting Stations. they have overturned dumpsters already. Police have warned these lunatics that force against them has been authorized.

These demonstrations are in stark contrast to the peaceful Conservative Washington gathering on September 12th. Just look at the TV coverage and see contrasts in crowd demeanor and behavior. Some police there said crowd control at that gathering was the easiest duty they had done in their careers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Dictators Are Becoming Obama's Best Friends - Libya Wants Him To Be President Forever

As a fellow traveler, Barack Obama, who has managed to impress the Bolivian dictator President as the Bolivian slammed capitalism at the UN in an interview, has also made his mark on Libya's dictator.

In a speech that made as much sense as many of Obama's, Qadaffi said in his meandering and disconnected hour and a half rant that Obama is "Our Son," and "His son." This raises the proverbial question, Does the fruit fall far from the tree?"

He apparently was unaware when he said that he wished that Obama could be President "forever" that unlike himself as the head of he Libyan government, and as much as Obama would like to be President of the world, and King for life here, Barack is term limited. At least for now.

He also called for a reopening of the investigation of the assassination of JFK, blaming the assassination on Israel. He also called the Security Council a "terrorist group." If anyone should know about terrorist groups, it is Qadaffi.

Qadaffi also wants the UN to move from the USA to somewhere that people wouldn't have to fly so far to go to. Many readers probably agree with that proposition and that an appropriate place for the UN would be in the Libyan desert.

Perhaps Obama will reciprocate the Lybian's admiration for him by allowing him to pitch his Bedouin tent on the White House lawn, next to the kid's swing set next year.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Court Says North Carolina Felon Is Allowed To Own Guns- First Ruling Of It's Kind

A North Carolina felon has regained his right to own guns. He was convicted of selling Qualuudes in 1979 and had his rights restored in 1987, and believing they included owning guns, bought some for hunting. When a sheriff told him his possession was illegal, he disposed of them. The Highest Court in the state believed the drug crime was nonviolent.

The North Carolina Supreme Court in overturning a lower Appellate Court opinion said," Plaintiff, through his uncontested lifelong nonviolence towards other citizens, his thirty years of law abiding conduct since his crime, his seventeen years of responsible, lawful firearm possession between 1987 and 2004, and
his assiduous and proactive compliance with the 2004 amendment,
has affirmatively demonstrated that he is not among the class of
citizens who pose a threat to public peace and safety."

The Court further held that, "Based on the facts of plaintiff’s crime, his long postconviction history of respect for the law, the absence of any
evidence of violence by plaintiff, and the lack of any exception
or possible relief from the statute’s operation, as applied to
plaintiff, the (state's law) is an unreasonable regulation, not fairly related to the preservation of public peace and safety. In particular, it is unreasonable to
assert that a nonviolent citizen who has responsibly, safely, and
legally owned and used firearms for seventeen years is in reality
so dangerous that any possession at all of a firearm would pose a
significant threat to public safety."

Many believe that when a nonviolent felon has paid his debt to society, that the person should have full rights restored, but anti gun groups are furious. However, this ruling was not a blanket ruling and only applies to this one nonviolent felon's's gun ownership.

The Bradys are likely to one again become apoplectic, and exploit this case as a fund raising opportunity.

A good North Carolina attorney who may be asked by a felon, like this one, to have his gun rights restored would have to try to find facts in a fact pattern in his own client's case that are similar enough to this new case for the ruling to apply to anyone else.