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Eros and Estrogen on the Front Line (no successful military in history has put women in combat)

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Published on: April 22, 2014

Instead woman already in the military … will find themselves assigned to combat arms to meet a quota designed by a wide–load Member of Congress whose most strenuous activity is the Pilates class she makes once a month.

Still, they won’t be seeing the elephant overnight. Right now only a handful of the 203,000 women currently in the military can pass the physical for combat infantry or Marines. When faced with the reality that women can’t pass the test, Congress and Pentagon paper–pushers will change the test until they can pass.

Unfortunately, when you lower standards by definition you get substandard material. This is not to say women as a group are substandard.

The Marine Corps, which I was counting on to maintain standards, is showing signs of going wobbly. CNS News reports the Corps has delayed a requirement that female Marines do a minimum of three pull–ups. The postponement came after 55 percent of females in boot camp couldn’t meet the standard. By comparison, only 1 percent of the males failed.

This test is important for the future of our military’s combat effectiveness because upper body strength is vital both in combat and on the front line where soldiers carry ammunition, lift the wounded, manhandle sandbags and tote weapons.

I suppose we could allow women to push a shopping cart into combat or issue ‘spinner’ luggage. But that won’t work either because after she fills the bag with shoes there won’t be any room for equipment.

The deadline for degrading the combat arm is 2016 and as the date approaches, and the lack of qualified women becomes obvious enough for even a Democrat to see, that’s when the pressure to change the test will be the most severe.

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86M Full-Time Private-Sector Workers Sustain 148M Benefit Takers

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Published on: April 16, 2014

Buried deep on the website of the U.S. Census Bureau is a number every American citizen, and especially those entrusted with public office, should know. It is 86,429,000.

That is the number of Americans who in 2012 got up every morning and went to work — in the private sector — and did it week after week after week.

These are the people who built America, and these are the people who can sustain it as a free country. The liberal media have not made them famous like the polar bear, but they are truly a threatened species.

It is not a rancher with a few hundred head of cattle that is attacking their habitat, nor an energy company developing a fossil fuel. It is big government and its primary weapon — an ever-expanding welfare state.

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Founding Fathers Made Sure Bundy Family Was Armed

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Published on: April 14, 2014

 

As tensions rose and a standoff ensued between Bureau of Land Management (BLM) agents and Cliven Bundy and his family on April 11th and 12th, one thing was evident: through the Second Amendment, the Founding Fathers guaranteed that Bundy could be armed to protect his life and property.

KLAS-TV described a meeting between armed federal agents and armed Bundy family members during one of the highest points of tension.

No guns were misused nor were any used offensively. However, guns were present because of our Founding Fathers’ forethought.

We do not have guns for the purposes of sporting or hunting–although guns are certainly fine tools for those activites. We have them, rather, because our Founding Fathers recognized a God-given right to keep and bear arms to protect our lives, families, and property. This right is not simply to provide protection from burglary or life-threatening attacks, but from tyranny as well–tyranny within or without our borders.

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82 House Democrats want Obama to Ban Imports of “Military-Style” Firearms

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Published on: April 13, 2014

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President Obama has been asked to stop the importation of what 82 House Democrats believe to be “military-style firearms” such as the AK-47. They want to stop gun crime in Mexico. Maybe they would be more successful at stopping gun violence in Mexico if they fired Holder and revamped the ATF.

The ban “would require no congressional action as the President has very broad authority under the 1968 Gun Control Act to prohibit the importation of firearms and ammunition unless they are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.”

Led my Eliot L. Engel (D-NY) and John Conyers Jr. (D-MI),they sent a letter to President Obama “urging him to renew enforcement of the ban on imported military-style firearms that was previously enforced during the H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.”

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Big Blue Machine The rise and fall of New York’s Tammany Hall

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Published on: April 13, 2014
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The modern Democratic party has a bit of a history problem. The oldest political party in the world regularly celebrates Jefferson-Jackson Day dinners, yet both men are hardly taken as role models by today’s left-leaning Democratic party. Both were slaveholders, with Thomas Jefferson possibly fathering children with one of his slaves. Andrew Jackson, meanwhile, is further tarnished by his policies of Indian removal and forced relocation.

They are an uncomfortable reminder that, for much of its history, the Democratic party was the party of slavery, racial segregation, and white supremacy. That both Jefferson and Jackson were also skeptical of a strong centralized federal government only adds to the awkward position of these two flawed politicians in the Democratic pantheon.

Another black mark on the historical Democratic party has been the various corrupt political machines that governed American cities in the 19th and early 20th centuries (although, to be fair, there were some Republican machines as well). None is more famous than New York’s Tammany Hall—specifically, the Democratic party machine of Manhattan. And no Tammany figure is more notorious than William M. Tweed. Boss Tweed and Tammany have long been synonymous with graft, corruption, kickbacks, vice, stolen elections, and even violence. Tweed is still defined by the caricatures of him as an overweight, greedy schemer, as drawn by Thomas Nast.

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Shocking Allegations Show Harry Reid, Chinese Company Behind Nevada Ranch Standoff

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Published on: April 13, 2014

As a family in Clark County, Nev. continues to face an onslaught of heavily armed federal agents determined to kick them off of their ranch, reports have surfaced that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid might be behind the entire ordeal.

The ranch, which has been in Cliven Bundy’s family for more than a century, is ground zero for a growing showdown between federal authorities and individual rights activists. Despite attempting to silence protesters by limiting them to so-called “First Amendment areas,” law enforcement personnel, legislators, and militia members are heading to the site in droves to express their outrage over the Bureau of Land Management’s show of force.

In an apparent effort to cover its tracks, the BLM has reportedly removed documents from its website showing that the move to kick the Bundys and their cattle off of the land was at least in part due to the fact that their presence impeded development of solar energy on the land.

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Reid and his eldest son, reports indicate, were integral in the support and/or implementation of a $5 billion solar plant being built in the county by a Chinese company.

Officially, the federal agency has suggested they are only after Bundy because his cattle are a threat to an endangered species of tortoise. That narrative, however, fell apart in the opinion of many critics when it was revealed the agency itself has engaged in the widespread slaughter of the animal.

The recent allegations of Reid’s hand in the Bundy attack are bolstered by the fact that his former senior adviser also served as the director of the BLM. According to reports, Reid successfully redrew the endangered tortoise’s protected habitat to benefit a donor, indicating his concern is more about his political and financial future than the well-being of this reptile.

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thumbCarnikCon’s AK47 Comedy Video

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Published on: April 8, 2014

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Study: Gun-Related Murder Rates Higher Under ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

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Published on: April 8, 2014

A study in the November 2013 issue of Applied Economic Letters shows that gun-related “murder rates were 19.3 percent higher when the Federal ['assault weapons'] ban (AWB) was in effect.”

The Federal AWB went into effect in 1994 and expired in 2004.

The study was conducted by Quinnipiac University’s Mark Gius, who noted that the Federal AWB included a “[prohibition against] large capacity magazines that held more than 10 rounds of ammunition.”

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Insight Into the Mind of an Anti-gunner

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Published on: April 8, 2014

A little anecdotal anti-gun hysteria I found quite funny, and very telling at the same time.

My wife, who is a nurse, was at work the other day and was showing one of her coworkers (a gun guy) pictures of our new safe. One of the photos is with the door open and many of our guns are visible in that photo. Another coworker leaned over her shoulder and gasped when she saw the photo.

She followed the gasp with this statement to my wife:

“I’ve met your husband before. I didn’t know he was so violent!”

To which my wife responded incredulously:

“He’s not violent, just prepared.”

That little insight offers a wealth of information into the mindset of our anti-gun opposition. To them, just the act of owning a gun is an act of violence. This was not some uneducated, mouth breathing moron. This was a highly educated, presumably intelligent registered nurse in a specialized cardiac care unit. Not sure how we can overcome that level of completely irrational fear, but in order to really win this battle, we need to try and find a way.

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Crime in Chicago PLUMMETS After Concealed Carry is Legalized

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Published on: April 4, 2014

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On July 9, 2013, a bill to recognize Illinois gun owners’ right to carry concealed firearms was passed by both chambers of the state Legislature. Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow public possession of concealed guns.

Gun control advocates warned that high-crime areas, like Chicago, would only see more violence if residents were allowed to carry guns in public.

In reality, the opposite may be happening.

On Tuesday, the Chicago Police Department announced that the city experienced its lowest murder rate since 1958 in the first quarter of 2014. There were 6 fewer murders than the same timeframe in 2013 — a 9 percent drop — and 55 fewer murders than 2012, police said.

Further, there were reportedly 90 fewer shootings and 119 fewer shooting victims compared to last year. There have also been 222 fewer shootings and 292 fewer shooting victims compared to the first quarter in 2012.

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John Lott: Michael Bloomturd, Gun Control And Fabricated Numbers

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Published on: April 4, 2014

No doubt, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg passionately believes in gun control. To his credit, he puts his own money — tens of millions of dollars, and possibly much more — into pushing the issue politically.

But Bloomberg’s push hasn’t been just political advertising, lobbying and media appearances. He also funds studies that have gone overboard in backing up his anti-gun beliefs.

To put it plainly, they have not only exaggerated their conclusions but have fabricated numbers. And these incorrect numbers have then been used to push for more regulations.

The connections to Bloomberg are not always obvious, as he has funded several organizations, making it look like there is more widespread support. There are Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health and two organizations of which he is the primary financial supporter though they are not directly connected to his name: Mayors Against Illegal Guns and Moms Demand Action.

Over the last couple of years, studies from these organizations have received massive, uncritical news coverage, without even the slightest questioning of the numbers presented.

327 Denied Concealed Carry Licenses in IL Because of Bogus Instructor

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Published on: April 2, 2014

Gun owner John Ambrose, seen here at his home in Joliet on Tuesday, was denied a concealed carry permit because he took a class from an instructor whose permit to teach was revoked.

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John Ambrose hoped to be among the first people in Illinois licensed to carry a concealed gun when the state’s new law took effect this year.

Instead, Ambrose, 38, of Joliet said he learned Monday that his application had been denied because he took a class in Bolingbrook that didn’t meet state requirements from an instructor who’s had his right to teach revoked. Ambrose said although some students had voiced concerns about the part of the class to be taught online, the teacher told them the training met state standards.

“I kind of feel like a fool,” he said.

Illinois State Police announced Tuesday that the agency denied concealed carry licenses to 327 applicants who received inadequate training from a firearms instructor in Bolingbrook. Though state police spokeswoman Monique Bond declined to give the instructor’s name, she said the class didn’t meet state criteria because it didn’t involve 16 hours of in-person training, instead including an online component.

The Bolingbrook instructor is responsible for the wide majority of the 425 applicants denied permits because of improper training, state police said. The department has posted a list online of 13 instructors barred from teaching. The list can be viewed by logging onto https://ccl4illinois.com/ccw/Public/FindInstructor.aspx, then clicking on “View Revoked Instructors.”

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NYCG Radio Episode #61 – 4/01/14 “Piers Morgan Bites It”

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Published on: April 2, 2014

New York City Guns Radio Episode
#61

IN THIS EPISODE:
NY Troopers PBA: Hey, our members didn’t pass SAFE (“Just Following Orders” BS), Audio : NYSRPA’s Tom King: New York 7-Round Limit for 10-Round Magazine Unconstitutional, NYCs Knife Control Based on Same ‘Irrational Premise’ as Gun Control, Giuliani Slams de Blasio, Says He Has ‘Real Disagreements’ With Mayor’s Policy, Communist Mayor De Blasio booed by Mets fans during 1st pitch, Former campaign workers for Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo charged with fraud, Christie Will Either Veto Magazine Restriction Bill, Or Kiss His Presidential Aspirations Goodbye, Udio: NJ Lawmaker Ripping Proposed Gun Bans in Garden State, Al-Qaeda magazine: Strike NY, DC with car bombs, Gun Grabber Keith Farnham’s Office Raided By Feds Searching For Child Porn!, Dem State Senator Who Authored Gun Control Legislation Arrested for Conspiring to Traffic Firearms, The NRA Wins Again in Georgia, Radio Lib Mike Malloy to NRA Board Member: ‘I Will Shoot You!’ Over New GA Laws, Piers Morgan Is Off The Air – Uses last few minutes to attack Us gun owners & the NRA, PIERS MORGAN WAS ON TV? (Bob Lonsberry), Audio: NRAs Wayne LaPierre at CPAC 2014, Declaring an Emergency, Idaho Governor Signs Gun Grab Nullification, EMILY MILLER: Exclusive — Shock verdict — Mark Witaschek guilty of possessing muzzleloader bullets in D.C., SWAT Targets Family for Drinking Tea, Why We Won’t Yield To Unconstitutional Gun Law, Colorado’s gun restrictions go to trial, The Plan for Police Nullification.

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Knife Control Based on Same ‘Irrational Premise’ as Gun Control

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Published on: March 30, 2014

Look what they’re doing in New York City regarding pocket knives. District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., is prosecuting individuals who are caught carrying “illegal gravity knifes.” These are the very knives 90 percent of the people American people carry when they carry a knife: they are folding pocket knives. But the DA claims these are illegal because if you try hard enough you can probably flip them open with an aggressive arm and wrist movement–thus the label “gravity knives.”

Now get this–If you are a gun owner in NYC, once you are arrested for having an “illegal gravity knife” you have to turn in your guns within 24 hours.

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Florida Alert! Video of Florida Sheriffs Association Opposition to Right to Bear Arms

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Published on: March 29, 2014

Thursday March 27th 2014, the Florida Sheriffs Association (FSA) openly testified against Second Amendment rights to the Florida House Judiciary Committee saying, “In our opinion, there is a difference between owning a firearm and carrying one concealed on your person. Owing a firearm is a right; carrying it concealed is a privilege; and it is a privilege that is earned…”

In what can only be viewed as contempt and distrust for law-abiding gun owners, the Florida Sheriffs Association went on to say that during an emergency you are “least likely to use a firearm in a safe and responsible manner”. Think about that. The Sheriffs are telling your legislature that when you are under attack by looters and rioters, you should be disarmed because you will be the irrational person in the situation.

The Sheriff’s Association also told the committee that “there is plenty of time before hurricane season starts to go out and get a concealed weapons permit so you can carry on your person.” This is completely false. Hurricane Season starts June 1st, only 62 days from now. Even if you already have your training certificate, your fingerprinting done, and have the $112.00 in fees ready to spend today, appointments at the regional offices are booked up to six months out and applications by mail are currently taking more than 90 days.

In other words, FSA is saying your Second Amendment right to BEAR arms can only be exercised if you have the time and money to get a license to carry a concealed handgun.

The Sheriffs go on to claim that “Given modern technology, the approach of storms can be predicted days in advance; and the last second flight scenarios are just not realistic.” Anyone who has tracked approaching hurricanes knows this to be false.

A similar law to the one that we are trying to fix was struck down in North Carolina in 2012. The federal court there said:
“[T]he statutes here excessively intrude upon plaintiffs’ Second Amendment rights by effectively banning them (and the public at large) from engaging in conduct that is at the very core of the Second Amendment at a time when the need for self-defense may be at its very greatest.” Bateman v. Perdue, No. 5:10-CV-265-H, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47336, (E.D.N.C. Mar. 29, 2012)

In 1987 the Florida Sheriffs Association also opposed concealed carry, saying at the time that citizens should be forced to carry firearms openly so they would be able see who has guns. Once concealed carry passed, they turned around and pushed for the ban on open carry — which was legal until 1987. In 2011 the FSA opposed a bill that would have restored the open carry of handguns.

The fact is that the Florida Sheriff’s Association has opposed every right to bear arms bill that has ever been offered.

While the FSA may have some sympathy for people’s the Right to Keep Arms at home, it is obvious that the group has disdain for the Right to Bear Arms for self-defense. At the same committee hearing, Assistant Adjutant General for the Florida Army National Guard Maj. General Don Tyre spoke in support of the bill that will allow law abiding Floridians to take their guns with them during a mandatory evacuation order without the need for a concealed carry license.

We call on you to contact your local Sheriff and ask if the Florida Sheriff’s Association is representing their values. Is lobbying against the right to bear arms during an emergency how they are honoring the oath that your Sheriff swore to defend the constitution? Does your Sheriff really support the Right to Bear Arms?

It is time for Florida’s Constitutional Sheriffs to take control of the FSA or quit supporting it with your tax dollars.

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