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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Google is about to kick all firearms, ammo, and parts out of their shopping search engine

On May 31, 2012 Google made a major announcement regarding upcoming changes to their comparative shopping engine currently known as Google Product Search. One of the results of this change will be to kick all firearms and components to the curb.

posted @ Tuesday, June 05, 2012 4:31 PM | Feedback (10) |

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Stratfor Intelligence confirms only 12% of Mexican crime guns from the US

Independent intelligence and research firm Stratfor released a report which confirms yet again that the figures reported by the ATF at a congressional hearing in 2009 were grossly misleading and incorrect. Stratfor researched the data from the Government Accountability Office (GOA) and confirmed that the true number is actually only 12%, not the 90% that has been reported incorrectly in the US media and often reported, even today, by self-serving anti-gun media and legislators. The graph below illustrates what the data actually shows.
Mexico Chart

posted @ Tuesday, February 15, 2011 7:33 PM | Feedback (4) |

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Barrett introduces the California-legal model 82A1® fixed magazine semi-automatic rifle

Once again Ronnie Barrett has shown his support for the California gun owner and has introduced a fixed-magazine version of the 82A1 in .416 Barret that incorporates their own "Bullet Button" design magazine release. These rifles are a reality and begin shipping February 24th, 2010.

posted @ Tuesday, February 23, 2010 7:58 AM | Feedback (5) |

Friday, April 03, 2009

ATF Statistics about US guns to Mexican Drug Cartels DEBUNKED!

Fox News has done some actual investigative journalism and found that the statistics being thrown around by the Obama administration and parroted by the media are false.  The real analysis shows that 83% of the guns siezed from the drug cartels by Mexican authorities over the last two years DID NOT originate from the United States.  Now I wonder how much of that 17% were sold, legally, by the US government to the Mexican government and then made their way into the wrong hands through corruption and desertion by Mexican military personnel.



Video: Truth revealed, 83% of the guns are NOT coming from the United States

posted @ Friday, April 03, 2009 1:03 PM | Feedback (0) |

Friday, March 27, 2009

CNN back to their old tricks - Faking "Assault Weapon" demonstrations

Viewer is shown a semiautomatic rifle
A semiautomatic rifle is shown to the viewer...

Fully automatic rifle is then demonstrated
then a fully automatic gun is demonstrated being fired at body armor

Video: CNN faking gun demonstrations

CNN is back to their old tricks, once again faking gun demonstrations and misleading their viewers to further their anti-gun agenda.  On March 27th, 2009 CNN released this video featuring reporter Drew Griffin in which he describes how "high-power" firearms from the United States are fueling the drug cartel violence in Mexico.  Griffin parrots the information given to him by the ATF agents and Mexican police, without any fact-checking, and proceeds to paint a picture of straw purchases at gunshows in the U.S. as the source of these guns.  At one point Griffin shows the viewers what looks like a post-ban style semiautomatic AK clone with a PSL style stock and claims the guns were seized from a "U-Haul heading south... near the border".  The very next moment an ATF agent is show firing a fully-automatic AK at a car door and body armor.  The rifles look very similar but if you give it more than a casual glance it is quite obvious from the stocks that these are not the same rifles.  Also as anybody with any knowledge of guns knows, fully-automatic rifles are NOT readily available for sale by US gun dealers and gun shows and Griffin should have the integrity to point this fact out instead of being complicit in more fake, staged gun demonstrations.

posted @ Friday, March 27, 2009 8:02 AM | Feedback (4) |

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Gen Wesley Clark blames Mexican violence on "machine guns" from the US

On the March 15th, 2009 edition of Fox New's "Geraldo at Large" guest General Wesley Clark appeared and blamed the recent Mexican drug cartel violence on "machine guns" from the United States flowing into Mexico.  When Geraldo briefly tried to place the focus on corruption with the police of the border towns, Gen Clark quickly shifted the focus back to gun ownership in the United States and called for the renewal of the "Assault Weapons Ban".

Gen Wesley Clark lying his ass off

 Video of Gen Wesley Clark on Geraldo

 

 Clark: "The real problem here in the Mexican government, the people I have talked to in the Mexican government say the problem Mexico has is that we are sending weapons into Mexico."... "We've got to clean up our own act on the weapons".

 Ok, let me get this straight - the "real" problem here, the cause of all the violence and murder in Mexico, is not the corruption in the Mexican government and law enforcement, not the huge sums of money that are at stake in the drug trade, the real problem here is that firearms from the United States are flowing into Mexico and creating the violence and causing people to murder each other.

Clark: "I think we need to reinstitute the "Assault Weapon" ban in the Unites States.  If people want "machine guns" let them join the military."

Clark: "for personal use, absolutely not, that is how they are getting across the border"...  "The Mexican government is asking of us - please cut off the flow of "machine guns" coming from the United States into Mexico"

Now I assume General Clark, having such a distinguised military career, has actually been around some weapons before  He certainly knows that a semi-auto rifle, those that were actually address in the AW ban, are not "Machine Guns".  He is lying to everyone to push this gun-grabbing agenda. 

Geraldo: "I agree with you General Clark, thank you.  What are we using AK-47's for, duck hunting?  Absolutely preposterous, great for gun collectors, but to be able to buy 100 AK-47's and bring them into Mexico, absolutely appalingly ridiculous.  General Clark thank you very much.

What can I say, Geraldo is an idiot.  This is just what would you expect from someone stupid enough to draw a map in the sand on live television to give away the position of the military unit he was embedded with during the Iraq war invasion.

posted @ Tuesday, March 17, 2009 9:41 AM | Feedback (5) |

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Ridiculous Media exaggerations over "World's Smallest Gun"

And I thought the hysteria over a pink rifle was bad.  Check out the latest sensationalized, exaggerated gun story in the media:  "Introducing the world's smallest gun that fires deadly 300mph bullets - but is just two inches long"

 World's Smallest Gun

"Meet the pistol that fits in your pocket - and packs a hell of a punch."

"The SwissMiniGun is the size of a key fob but fires tiny 270mph bullets powerful enough to kill at close range."

"Jonathan Spencer, consultant forensic scientist and firearms expert, said that although the gun, which fires bullets at a speed of 399 feet a second, was tiny, it could still prove fatal and in the eyes of the law was as dangerous as a machine gun."

 "It is capable of killing someone. Under section 5 of the Firearms Act it would be a prohibited weapon. It would be on the same scale as a machine gun."

Even Fox News had this ridiculous video (link) on this gun. 

Wow, that is quite the sensational story.  Tiny bullets that travel 300 miles per hour!  Well since bullet velocity is normally measured in feet per second (fts) lets put this menace to society in perspective with a little basic math:

1 mile = 5280 feet
1 hour = 3600 seconds

5280 feet X 300 miles = 1584000 feet per hour
1584000 fph / 3600 sec = 440 fps

Ok, so in less sensational terms this tiny rimfire gun fires 2.34mm bullets at 440 fps and costs between $5,952.00 for the basic model, and up to $59,529.00 dollars for the extravagant 18 caret gold and diamond encrusted version.

Lets compare that to some common Daisy BB guns.

Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun: .177 Caliber 280 fps, $39.99
You'll shoot your eye out!

Daisy BB Gun Pellet 880: .177 Caliber 750 fps, $48.96
Daisy BB Gun Pellet 880

Daisy CO2 Powerline  15 XT BB Pistol: .177 Caliber 480fps, $46.99
Daisy 15 XT

The projectile from this gun could probably pentrate the skin if it was pressed directly against someone, but I'll bet dollars to doughnuts that it wouldn't even penetrate simple clothing from a distance of two feet, although it may leave a nasty welt on your skin.  A small pocket knife or a 25 cent sharpened number 02 pencil would probably be a more formidable weapon than this hilarious collectors item.

 

posted @ Thursday, March 06, 2008 5:44 PM | Feedback (53) |

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Hello Kitty rifle makes CNN

It looks like the irrational fear of pink Hello Kitty and other painted guns keeps spreading.  Now it appears that reporter Brahim Resnik from KPNX Channel 12 in Phoenix has picked up the story and offers this one-sided hit job:

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/02/19/resnik.painted.guns.kpnx

After showing a woman on the street a picture of the Hello Kitty rifle and getting a laugh from her, he then proceeds to tell her "that it is a weapon used by the military".  The military is using semi-automatic civilian AR15's now?  Wow, maybe that is why it is taking us so long to finish up in Iraq.

This is just another made-up hypothetical "threat" to law enforcement that has no basis in the truth.  They even dig up a retired police officer to warn us about how frightening it is that it is legal for us to paint our own personal property any color we wish.  Must have been a slow news day...

posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2008 10:10 PM | Feedback (16) |

Monday, February 11, 2008

University of Florida newspaper prints correction on "Painted Guns" story

"This story should have been about gun laws, gun-owners and the concerns voiced by law enforcement, not just the perspective of law enforcement on this trend. We should have asked GPD where they got the photo of the rifle and followed up to make sure we could use it. (Turns out, the whole thing was handed down from New York.) "

posted @ Monday, February 11, 2008 11:35 PM | Feedback (3) |

University of Florida newspaper, the Alligator, helps spread anti-gun lies

According to the University of Florida newspaper, The Alligator, "Hello Kitty stickers are part of the latest danger to police officers nationwide". That's right, the Gainsville police department is scared shitless of the Hello Kitty rifle.

posted @ Monday, February 11, 2008 6:19 PM | Feedback (12) |

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