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Obama secretly ends armed pilot program

I'm late on posting this one, but its not internet rumor kids. Here it is from the Washington Times of all places

March 17, 2009, Washington Times - Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.

The Obama administration this past week diverted some $2 million from the pilot training program to hire more supervisory staff, who will engage in field inspections of pilots.

This looks like completely unnecessary harassment of the pilots. The 12,000 Federal Flight Deck Officers, the pilots who have been approved to carry guns, are reported to have the best behavior of any federal law enforcement agency. There are no cases where any of them has improperly brandished or used a gun. There are just a few cases where officers have improperly used their IDs.

Fewer than one percent of the officers have any administrative actions brought against them and, we are told, virtually all of those cases “are trum…

Out Of Stock

For some of you this will come as a shock, for others you will simply nod your head in frustration. But there is an ammo shortage in America. I don't mean kinda or a little I mean there is non to be had. A couple of months ago it was starting. Mainly it came right after hours (not kidding) of Obama winning the election. 223 Winchester (aka 5.56) ammo flew off retail shelves of stores and online warehouses in cases. When I say a case of ammo I mean 1,000 rounds. Over night the panic started. It has now spread to every kind of ammo, handgun and rifle for every manufacturer. A box or two of ammo can be found here and there, but even .22 ammo is going faster than you can read.

You think I am exaggerating. Let me put it this way. Think of having to get up two hours early to go to the gas station to get five gallons of fuel and then pay $7.00 a gallon.

Friends of mind have been reporting that some firearms retailers are actually breaking down boxes of ammo and selling them in bags of twe…

A Sportsmen's Handgun

I've never subscribed to the whole one gun theory, or the well known quote "beware of the man who carries only one gun because he probably knows how to use it." I've known plenty of better than fair shots in my time and none of them were one-gun-men. If there is any other reason life is too short and there is many a fine gun to be had out there.

I've kept a list of guns that I'd like to own scrawled on an old piece of paper and every once in a while I get to scratch a line through one of them. For years I had wanted perhaps one of the easiest guns to find, the Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver chambered in .38 Special. The old policeman's gun. It is to this day seen carried in many a security guards holster, and is a more than proven handgun. Every bit as famous as its more relished and famous counter parts like the Colt Single Action Army or the 1911, it is readily dismissed by modern arm chair experts as not a real gun fighters gun (what ever that mea…

Are you ready?

I had deplaned in Karachi airport and had two very large black duffel bags slung over each wonder they stopped me. Suddenly I had a very serious looking man with an AK slung over his chest sticking his palm in my face. Welcome to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

My bags were quickly searched for whatever it was they thought I was bringing in, which I guessed to be dope. Just as soon as I was detained I was cut loose to join my Principal (that whom I protect) and the rest of our party and off we went.

Those bags looked... well interesting. No doubt because, well they were large and black and heavy. One was loaded with clothes and the other with every thing but the kitchen sink as far as gear went for working over seas for the next 16 days. Knives (I always carry more than three when I travel), ASP Baton, radios, three dozen cliff bars, beef jerky, a very large self help medical kit, Meds, etc. When I finally got home I assessed what I had used and what I conceptu…

The unaware Buddhists

I tread somewhat carefully here in writing this for a couple reasons. One being that I may write some form of heresy, two that I not make my point that swirls in my head translate well enough onto typeface.

At some point in the recent past I was sitting with the Wife in a meeting with some fellow church members that had a role in mid level leadership. Trying to be a little vague here its not something that comes naturally to me.

As we all sat in a room discussing various matters the topic eventually leaned to discussing the people who fell under said leadership responsibilities. I was amazed to here statements like "How can we help them do better?", or "I just want them to get it, or at least have something get through." Again I'm paraphrasing to keep the guilty parties anonymous as much as possible. But the rest of the day I was bugged by those statements, and I wasn't really sure why. It finally hit me.

I think there are a vast majority of Christians who …
By calling attention to ‘a well regulated militia’, the ’security’ of the nation, and the right of each citizen ‘to keep and bear arms’, our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important.”

John F. Kennedy, April 1960