Friday, February 25, 2011

Brady Campaign Outraged Over House Vote To Kill Funds To Curb Illegal Gun Trafficking Helmke testifies before House Forum

Brady Campaign Outraged Over House Vote To Kill Funds To Curb Illegal Gun Trafficking
Helmke testifies before House Forum
Feb 24, 2011

Washington, D.C.- Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke today expressed outrage over the U. S. House of Representatives' vote last Friday to stop any funds from being used for an Obama Administration proposal to curb gun-trafficking, focused particularly on semi-automatic rifles, from the U.S. to Mexico.

Helmke spoke this morning at the forum on the Impact of Budget Proposals on Justice, Job Creation, Public Safety and Civil Liberties, held in Room 2237 of the Rayburn Building and chaired by Congressman John Conyers, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee.

Helmke was seated at a roundtable with Rep. Conyers and the leaders of 15 other groups affected by HR1, the funding resolution voted on by the House last Friday and Saturday. Helmke began by noting that others present might wonder what reducing gun violence had to do with the budget process. He explained that the amendment by Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, which passed on by a vote of 277-149, would prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from getting reports on multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles from the four states bordering Mexico.

This amendment was attached to the budget at the behest of the NRA and House agreed to limit the Obama administration's authority after only 10 minutes of debate. Even though the Department of Justice had been going through a formal rule-making process, the House decided to derail that process just three days after the period for comments on the rules had closed.

"Not only are we ignoring gun violence in our country, we are contributing to the disintegration of the nation directly on our southern border," Helmke said. "The ATF is already woefully under-funded, understaffed, and leaderless. Making the work of these agents harder will do nothing to decrease the violence we have seen from the drug cartels, which is taking more lives on both sides of the border."

Under the Obama Administration proposal, 8,500 gun dealers near the U.S.-Mexico border would be required to alert authorities when they sell two or more semiautomatic rifles greater than .22-caliber with detachable magazines to the same person within five consecutive business days.

"Our weak gun laws have enabled ruthless Mexican drug cartels to arm themselves with vast military arsenals from American gun dealers, who sell traffickers countless AK-47s and AR-15s in bulk," added Helmke. "Our leaders in Congress need to explain why they want to shield these sales from law enforcement."

On February 15, the Brady Center filed comments in support of the Obama Administration proposal to require gun dealers in Southwest border states to provide notice of bulk sales of semi-automatic long guns to the ATF. The proposal would assist law enforcement with investigating and curbing the rampant trafficking of AK-47s and other guns from U.S. gun stores to Mexican drug cartels. Current law requires that ATF be notified of multiple sales of handguns only.

The Brady Center's comments are accessible at:



As the nation's largest, non-partisan, grassroots organization leading the fight to prevent gun violence, the Brady Campaign, with its dedicated network of Million Mom March Chapters, works to enact and enforce sensible gun laws, regulations and public policies. The Brady Campaign is devoted to creating an America free from gun violence, where all Americans are safe at home, at school, at work, and in our communities.

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

U.S. Marines Give Ma Deuce A Workout

Marines of 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., conduct M240B & M250G weapons training at range F-18, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Feb. 16, 2011.
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2nd LAAD Marines hone weapons tactics (Video)
2/23/2011 By Lance Cpl. Tyler J. Bolken , Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Feb. 16, 2011) — The rattling wrathful sounds of an M2 .50-caliber Browning machine gun’s rounds fired down range are distinct – pop, pop, pop – as smoke exhausts from its charred barrel – exhaling brass to the ground below at nearly eight rounds per second.
The Marines of Battery B, 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, employed those harmonious, yet horrifying sounds Feb. 16, during weapons training with M2 .50-caliber Browning and M240B machine guns at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s range F-18.

“The ultimate goal of the training was to achieve efficient combat readiness by ensuring the Marines are more confident in the weapon systems – making them more proficient,” explained Gunnery Sgt. Jerry D. Brown, operations chief for 2nd LAAD’s Battery B. “We only do two live fires a year and any time we can get Marines out of the rear to put rounds down range, it’s a good thing.”

The Marines engaged targets at nearly 600 yards from turrets atop humvees, tripods on the ground and from the standard prone position.

Firing a weapon from a turret on top of a truck gives its operator a broader outlook and allows them to have 360 degrees of maneuverability, explained Cpl. Cameron S. Neivert, LAAD gunner with the battery.

“It can be a hassle moving around in the turret with a flack,” added Neivert, who was working as a coach during the live fire, “but the training builds better familiarization.”

Firing from a truck is geared more toward convoy type missions, explained Cpl. Alan J. Stanich Jr., LAAD gunner with the battery.

He added, “When we were in Afghanistan, we’d do security patrols that primarily incorporated firing from turrets.”

The Marines continually swapped out between the different weapon mounts and systems, holding their respective ammo in hand, which was either a box of M240B rounds or a strip of .50-caliber rounds draped over their shoulder.

For quite a few of the Marines, it was their first time firing the .50 cal said Neivert.

“We wanted to make sure they knew the weapon conditions, and if there was any type of stoppage, they knew how to take immediate and remedial action,” Neivert stated.

He also emphasized that it was important that the Marines take control of the weapon, rather than letting it control them.

“It builds confidence in their job,” Neivert said.

The Battery B Marines trained at the range the entire day, wanting to get everybody’s training complete, Brown explained.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The Lunatics Run British Asylums- The Yorkshire Ripper And Other Inmates Sue For Pensions

The Yorkshire Ripper has demanded retirement benefits In Britain. Prisoners at maximum security psychiatric prisons in Britain are apparently feeling empowered are suing the British Government in the European Court of Rights. The Yorkshire Ripper, Peter Sutliffe and other dangerous killers and rapists held at psychiatric prisons claim that they are each entitled to up to a £132.60 per week pension and other taxpayer funded benefits if they win their case.

This lawsuit has caused citizen outrage. Many in the British Government and ordinary citizens believe they should be charging thousands of these convicts for room and board instead. The government has choices. They could defend against the claims, but with the British Government's "hands off" attitude toward criminal's rights, they may cave in to the demands by settling. Or, they join other nations in overhauling the Court, or they could withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, which is not likely.

Prison inmates tried this tactic in British Appellate Courts last year without success. But, the British Courts could be overruled by an even more powerful presence in Strausburg. They filed their claim with the Strausburg based European Court of "Rights" the next day after being denied a Court appointed lawyer to appeal their loss to a higher British Court.

Fortunately, Obama and other fringe lunatic liberals in the U.S. Senate have not ceded our freedom to a "World Court" yet.

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Appeals in Yorkshire and Humber

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    Can you help us to identify and locate the person in this photograph. He is believed to have been involved in the supply of drugs within the Humberside area.
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    Shahid MOHAMMED - Wanted for Murder

    Shahid MOHAMMED, wanted for murder of 8 people in Birkby, Huddersfield in 2002.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New South Wales Police Seize Man's 39 Gun Replica Firearms Collection

Replica firearms are illegal in Australia. Here are some of a man's collection of replica firearms seized by police proudly displayed by The New South Wales Police department. They also grabbed his air rifles.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Don't have A Valentine's Gift Yet? Adult Store Will Trade Your Guns For Sex Toys

The store's owner, a proponent of gun rights, says, "I'll give you my vibrators when you pry them from my cold, dead hands."

Here's the store's press release.

America’s first Adult Store Drive-Thru is:
Trading Guns off the Streets for Fun between the Sheets! Feb. 8th-15th.

Sherri Williams grabbed national headlines when she opened America’s first adult store Drive Thru after having sued the State of Alabama to overturn the ban on the sale of intimate toys.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., “It’s my contribution to making love, not war, here in Alabama, where guns are legal and adult toys are not” business owner Sherri Williams said of her Pleasures Store “Guns for Toys” event February 8th – 15th.

A lifetime proponent of gun rights Sherri Williams’ quoted battle cry “I’ll give you my Vibrators when you pry them from my cold, dead hand” was the focus of the highly publicized ‘20/20’ segment with John Stossel, featuring Williams’ and the ACLU’s battle to overturn the ban on adult toys.

The Pleasures store drive thru offers free condoms as a community service, and from February 8th – the 15th they will be giving away romance inspiring gifts equal to the value of the guns offered in trade. Owner and licensed Gun Dealer David Smith of Blue Steel Gun Works will be on site from 11am until 7 pm daily to assess the value and condition of the guns presented.

“We’re loading our silver bullets to take aim at the hearts of gun enthusiasts who may rather kiss a woman, than their gun on this Valentines Day.” “Our goal is to take 300 guns off the streets”. Williams commented.

The Pleasures one stop romance shops will be the country’s first adult boutiques to offer a storewide selection of romance inspiring gifts in trade for guns in any condition. In a flaccid economy with Valentines Day fast approaching, this program is liberation for many struggling couples. All guns that were used in a crime will be handed over to the authorities, all others will be placed in an auction for sale at, a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the victims of violent crimes through the

About Pleasures: The one-stop romance shop’s new location, located at 4008 University Dr., in Huntsville, Ala., offers 7000 s.f. of retail romance inspiring products, the adjoining Intimacy Clinic offers a free sexual health library, book signings, weekly seminars and workshops, free condoms, marriage counseling and therapy at it’s Intimacy Clinic in addition to an outdoor lounge for wine, beer, and smokers, and an indoor lounge featuring ToyBox Parties for giggling groups of women and private functions. Pleasures' sister store in Decatur, Ala., houses an additional 4,000 square feet of romance retail. Sherri Williams founded Pleasures in June 1993 to offer Huntsville couples comfortable shopping and an endless intimate accessories selection.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

New York Senator Eric Adams Makes Video Showing Parents How To Search A Child's Room For Guns

Children and guns can mean trouble. New York Senator Eric Adams has made a step by step video showing parents how to search their children's rooms for guns and other contraband.

He shows parents how to find a gun in a pillow and promptly points it at his head. He shows how something such as a child's doll can be sinister.

Senator Adams boldly says that the The "First Amendment" does not apply to searching a child's room. Does he really mean the "Fourth Amendment?" Or, what exactly does he mean? See the video

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Law And Order"s Vincent D'Onofrio Makes Anti High Capacity Gun Magazine Video

Law and Order's Vincent D'Onofrio has made an anti high capacity magazine video for the New York City Crime Commission.  Creating a sense of urgency, the video shows what are apparently empty used machine gun cartridges and broken metal machine gun belt links lying on the ground. Linked ammunition isn't found in rifle or handgun magazines. Can you recall police coming up against a machine gun fed by a linked belt either? See the video...
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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Second Amendment Case: Law Student Sues Idaho University to Keep Guns

The University of Idaho sits on a picturesque, tree-lined campus in the rolling hills of the northwestern Palouse. Just one mile from the Washington State border, the state's oldest university has the tranquil feel of a bricks-and-ivy, New England college. But one student here is fighting for his right to keep a bit of the Wild West alive on campus. And his case is just one skirmish in a raging national debate over guns, gun control and the legal and moral codes that guide the role of firearms in public places.

Aaron Tribble is the 36-year-old, second-year law student making national headlines for his suit against the university's gun policy, a rule he feels stands in violation of his Second Amendment rights. Tribble plans to put his education to good use and represent himself at the July 20 hearing; University of Idaho President Duane Nellis and the State Board of Education were named defendants and issued summonses on Jan. 21.

Guns of any kind are strictly prohibited from student housing on the Moscow campus. At particular issue in Tribble's case is precisely where students or faculty living on-campus can store their legally owned firearms. According to the Argonaut student newspaper, the university's administrative manual makes clear where guns must be kept: "firearm storage is available at the Police Campus Substation."

Tribble, a father of two, has complained that fetching his guns from the campus police can be a time-consuming affair. In a website set up to publicize the case, Tribble claims that he cannot "lawfully possess a firearm in defense of his family without the threat of expulsion or other academic sanctions." As for moving to different housing not bound by the school's policies, he points to the "pricing and location" of student housing as deciding factors in his living situation.

Since filing his case, Tribble has garnered support from some fellow students, including an Idaho chapter of the national group Students for Concealed Carry, a gun-rights organization launched in 2007 that claims roughly 43,000 members and supporters nationwide. Al Baker, the group's state director and a fellow law student at the university, said in a statement that "Tribble's suit reflects the fact that the fundamental right of self-protection does not end at an arbitrary boundary."

When it comes to guns, the struggle to define and enforce the seemingly arbitrary boundaries between private and public spheres is not new and is being hotly debated in several other states as well. Last week in Oklahoma, state senator and Iraq war veteran Steve Russell proposed a bill that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses. According to the Tulsa World, the state's chancellor of higher education said that every public college and university in his state is opposed to the idea.

According to a comprehensive report in Inside Higher Ed, Russell's bill in Oklahoma would join similar efforts in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Nebraska and New Mexico. Meanwhile in Colorado, a decision is pending from the state supreme court on whether colleges can legally ban guns on campus. And in Texas, some student groups are working to make concealed carry rights their "top priority for the 2011 Texas Legislative Session." But the Campaign to Keep Guns Off Campus, which counts more than 260 universities and colleges as supporters, is fighting the legislative trend with a petition that it hopes will sway lawmakers.

There is only one state where the issue has been settled. Following a 2006 ruling by the state supreme court, Utah ruled that colleges were barred from enforcing their own rules, at least when it comes to guns. Utah's Chief Justice Christine Durham's dissent, quoted in Inside Higher Ed, said the new logic on guns had set a dangerous precedent and meant that "the university may not subject a student to academic discipline for flashing his pistol to a professor in class."

Gun-friendly legislative solutions gained momentum nationwide in the wake of the mass-shooting incident in 2007 at Virginia Tech where 27 students and five teachers were killed by a lone gunman, Seung-Hui Cho. After another disturbed young loner shot 19 people and killed six in Tucson earlier this month, the tone of the debate rose yet again -- gun rights activists argue that permitting more people to carry concealed weapons protects the innocent, while gun control groups work to make ever more powerful guns and ammunition clips harder to obtain.

Baker, the Students for Concealed Carry legal liaison in Idaho, pointed out that Tribble's case has a narrower objective than most similar efforts in other states. Tribble is "only suing about his residence and his type of residence, family housing, where graduate students and their families typically live," Baker said. "He isn't talking about taking guns into dorms or classrooms or labs or anywhere else on campus." However, Baker added that Students for Concealed Carry typically advocates for a "much more broad type of change" and is actively working to introduce a written bill to the Idaho Statehouse.

Currently in Idaho, it is not illegal under state law for a person with proper training and licenses to have a concealed gun on a college campus. (It is illegal in any K through 12 school.) But according to Tribble and Baker, the problem is when institutions, whether public or private, attempt to enforce rules that run counter to the law. Baker wants to see a solution from Boise.

"That's the ultimate fix in this thing," he said. "The legislature can step in and give us a clear definition, and it would make these type of suits go away."

Here's the University of Idaho Campus Police Gun Storage Policy:

Policy Note: University Firearms Storage Service

Sunday, October 10 2010

University of Idaho policy restricts firearms, ammunition or archery devices on campus, whether in a vehicle or building. The University policy regarding firearms is in the Administrative Procedures Manual, Chapter 35, section 35, H and the Student Code of Conduct, Article VI. 

The Campus Division of the Moscow Police Department has agreed to provide storage of firearms belonging to University of Idaho students. It is the desire of the University of Idaho and the Moscow Police Department to make the student's property as accessible as possible. With this in mind, the following procedures will be used: 

  • All weapons initially checked in must be brought to the Campus Substation during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Students are encouraged to call (208) 883-7127 to make sure someone will be available to assist them.
  • Students may check their weapons in/out anytime during normal business hours.
  • After normal business hours, students will need to call the Moscow Police Department at (208) 882-COPS and the first available officer will meet the student at the Campus Substation to check the firearms in/out.
  • All students checking firearms in/out must have picture identification, and the Firearms Storage Card that they received when they initially checked in their firearms. If the student has lost the Firearms Storage Card, they will be given their firearm only if their photo identification signature matches the original signature on the liability form  currently on file with the University. If it is determined that the person is the legal owner of the firearm, the firearm will be released to them. They must contact an officer at the Campus Division to have a new card issued.
  • Firearms without a trigger lock attached will not be accepted.
  • Loaded firearms will not be accepted.
  • Ammunition cannot be stored at the Campus Substation. Ammunition cannot be stored in the University Residence halls at this time.
  • Firearms not encased will not be accepted.
Any questions should be directed to the Campus Division Commander, Lt. David Lehmitz at (208) 883-7127.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Home Defense Against Burglar: Shooting Caught On Hidden Camera

This burglar's career was most likely permanently ended buy the five shots from his intended victim as the burglar walked into the home. He was shot after he closed the home's front door after entering.   This videotape was made by the homeowner's security camera. Its ironic that this burglar was shot while standing under a "lucky horseshoe" hanging on the wall above the door. Is it real? You decide.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

South Dakota Bill Makes Firearms Ownership Mandatory

Anti Gun groups are "Up in arms" about a bill introduced in the South Dakota legislature that would force state citizens to purchase or obtain a firearm within 6 months of turning 21 years old. This is in response to Obama's mandate that every South Dakotan obtain health insurance. If people can be forced to obtain health insurance, then why not force them to obtain guns? The bill has little chance of passing, but it is a strong statement. Here is the bill.  

529S0485  HOUSE BILL   NO.  1237  

Introduced by:    Representatives Wick, Brunner, and Greenfield and Senators Rampelberg and Begalka

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.
    Section 1. Not later than January 1, 2012, each citizen residing in the state of South Dakota who has attained the age of twenty-one years shall purchase or otherwise acquire a firearm suitable to their temperament, physical capacity, and personal preference sufficient to provide for their ordinary self-defense.
    Section 2. After January 1, 2012, each citizen residing in the state of South Dakota shall comply with the provisions of this Act within six months of attaining the age of twenty-one years.
    Section 3. The provisions of this Act do not apply to any person who is disqualified from possessing a firearm pursuant to §§ 22-14-15, 22-14-15.1, or 22-14-15.2.