The Lone Sheepodog.

The Lone Sheepdog.
Originally posted July 31st, 2008
In some Gun Forums, the now famous On Sheeps Wolves and Sheepdogs article seems to create furor among the ranks. Some identify with it, some take umbrage at calling those less than aware Sheep, some who serve or served in the Military or Law Enforcement communities seem to believe that it does not apply to those who are not in their groups and some think it is a Ramboesque thing that wannabes spout. I never served, I am not LEO. I am a Citizen. I know “I don’t get it” because I wasn’t there but I get things others don’t. I am a Lone Sheepdog. Like many modern Sheepdogs, I started as Sheep, a believer in the goodness of Mankind and with the hopes of a better World. However life taught me differently and, in my case, my eyes were finally and totally opened by the death in my arms of a dear friend who was killed by roaming Wolves. I swore then I would do my best to avoid that same situation or die fighting so I began the process of learning to become a Sheepdog and I still do every day.

And you know what? A Citizen Sheepdog is a lonely endeavor. We must provide for our guns, our ammo and our training. We must walk alone the streets without back up a radio call away or the support a squad of friendly sheepdogs with more guns and even air support which the Wolves shy away from while they look and seek me since I am alone or with my family. Wolves are not afraid of Civilians since most are sheep ready for the picking but turn around and hide if they see a black and white or a Humvee. But since I look like the other Sheep, I can be targeted at any time with any degree of violence and I must respond to save my life or the lives of my loved ones.

And it something happens and I am succesful in defending myself, a new wave of attack begins. I will be interviewed by Police and Prosecutors and if I am unlucky I will be seen as aWolf. The Press will try to crucify me as a wild predator, thirsty for blood. Friends and Family might see me as Cain, the slayer of the Brother now holding the Mark of the Beast in my forehead. I will have to reach into my savings for a lawyer if a politically hungry prosecutor decides to make me his campaign issue: No FOP or Union Lawyer for me, no Laws Of Warfare apply to me, I will get the brunt of the Sheep Law as I was some scum of the Earth.

And yes, I call them Sheep because they are Sheep. I was one, see? Lots of them had the same warnings I did, sit with me in the same lunch rooms watching news reports on TV about the horrible things Wolves are doing to the flock and they just moan and complain about needing more Sheepdogs to defend them. The thought of becoming Sheepdogs themselves is bothersome at best or frightening at worst. They refuse to take the responsibility because it is too cumbersome and too dangerous and prefer to ignore the world out there and its dangers till it is too late and then complain and seek justice as long as someone else does the dirty work.

And please, do not construe this as a criticism of Soldiers and Cops: God knows their jobs are hard enough and they could not pay me enough to do them. But then again I ask you to understand that we are faced every day with the evil you fight since it seeks us. We are not Rambos or Jack Bauers or Chuck Norrises, we are Joe and Tom and Rick and Mary and Sylvia, every guy and gal who lives next door, has a lawn, flowers and a pot belly and roots in their hair and loves his or her family but must stand alone when the Wolves come howling in the middle of the night.

It is scary but we swallow hard and face the Wolves. I do hope you understand.

New Gun Forum: WeTheArmed.com

The High Road forum is in a battle for ownership and hopefully it will be resolved. However some people decided to open a new forum to keep the flames of gun ownership & Internet going: Welcome to WeTheArmed.com.

The Place is being run by the owners of Mad Ogre and Monster Hunter Nation so you know it is not going to be a boring place. So drop by, join in and share with your fellow shooters.

WeTheArmed.com
WeTheArmed.com

And as you can imagine, it is NOT a Gun Free Zone.

Yep, we are screwed.

Sent by a buddy and gives you a whole new perspective of the economic “recovery” plan.

In 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for  tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it.  They failed and  it closed.

Now we are trusting the economy of our country to a pack of nit-wits who  couldn’t make money running a whore house and selling booze?

WASR Brake. A solution found.

On a previous post, I ranted about the sheer stupidity of Century Arms on having some of their WASRs with a non-standard thread for the muzzle brake and then trying to charge and arm and a leg for a replacement brake that could not be found anywhere else. I kept badgering AK sites wondering if a solution could be found and indeed one has.

Brian Smithwick of Dinzag Arms is coming up with an adapter for the WASR and at a reasonable price. No I am not gonna say how much but suffice to say that even the wife is happy and it is much lower than what Century was trying to stiff me with for the substitute slant brake. If you have the same problem, please visit Brian’s site and get in touch with him.  He has been very supportive and I do want him to profit from his effort. For those who are more technical and proficient, he recommends to change the whole FSB with one of his design and with the threads ready. It is not available yet in the website, but Brian has them and also at a very good price.

WARNING: If you are a Saiga Shotgun or Vper Rifle fan, you may end up shelling lots of moola when you land in Dinzag Arms. All kinds of accessories and tools to convert and improve your guns are available.

Brian, thanks for everything!

American Hunters and Shooters Association…. Yeah Right!

In some areas an organization called American Hunters and Shooters Association is airing TV spots in support of Barrack Hussein Obama for President. This is an obvious and poor effort to split the Shooter Vote by trying to induce dissension through misinformation.

In Wikipedia you will find an excelent overview of the leadership of ASHA that I will not bother to repeat here. In 2005 I became aware of the organization and I ran a little WHOIS on their website finding some interesting stuff.  the site was originally registered to Joshua Fryday, 1225 I street, suite 600, Washington District of Columbia 22005. Mr. Fryday, a former UC Berkeley liberal activist, works for an outfit called DCS Congressional who are but an internet arm of the ultra liberals in the Democratic Party. Here is a sample of their clients as listed in their website:

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI)
Congressman John Larson (D-CT)
Congressman Russ Carnahan (D-MO)
Congressman Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO)
Congressman Kendrick Meek (D-FL)
Congressman Mark Udall (D-CO)
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT)
Congressman Mike Michaud (D-ME)
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-MN)
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX)
Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD)

DCS Congressional is run by Gerry Kavanaugh who ran campaigns for John Edwards, Ted Kennedy and his latest was his involvement with Hillary Clinton’s bid for the Presidential Nomination. Back in 2005 the listing of DCS Congressional leadership the names Aaron Pickrell and Andy Golodny appeared in the website and both were related to Johns Edwards and Tom Daschle.

I am guessing that word that the DCS info was available through a simple WHOIS search because AHSA now lists one John Robinson, 3600 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010 and a cell phone number. But being the internet what it is, the information was already out there and too late for them to hide.

So now you know. Don’t let them fool people & pass the word to those who might be misinformed. AHSA is nothing more than a shill organization run by liars trying to get a liar in the White House.

Gun Free Zone Venezuela: Experiment failed.

On August 20, 2002 the Venezuelan Government under Hugo Chavez enacted the Disarmament Law under the promise of reducing the crime violence gripping the nation. Six years later the results are tragically in: Caracas, the capital and most populated city in the country now boast the dishonorable distinction of being the most dangerous metropolis in the world with a murder rate of 130 per 100,000.  The citizens of Caracas are in a literal state of siege and panic. The sounds of shots are more common than the sounds of birds and that is tough when you realize that tropical Venezuela is home to 11,000 species of birds.

Venezuela’s Disarmament Law is a Gun Control advocate wet dream. First of all it dictates that gun ownership is a privilege given by the Estate and to be removed without warning or compensation. You ask “compensation”? yes because it does not matter that you spent your hard earned money, filled paperwork, got fingerprinted, went through a psychiatric consult, waited up to a year and had to carry an specific permit for each gun you may be allowed to have, you do not own the gun, it belongs to the government, you are just renting it.

The Disarmament law voided all previous gun records and gave a 90 day grace period for gun owners to re-register their weapons. After that period expired, all guns not registered became illegal and the owner a criminal facing grave penalties and/or jail time.

But that, like infomercials say, is not all. This law complements The 1928 Law of Firearms and Explosives which defined the initial restrictions of gun ownership including what weapons & calibers are you allowed to “own.” IE: the good old 9mm is not a legal caliber to use because the Military uses it. Same for the .45 and the 30.06 and anything that has ever been used by any of the branches of the Venezuelan Military as standard weapon or caliber. That pretty much leaves the user with .22, .38, and .32 ACP.  Shotguns may be OK but slugs are not allowed and rifled shotguns are a no-no.

The last ingredient in the 130 per 100,000 murder recipe is the criminalization of self defense. I am no legal expert or pretend to know about law so I will give you a sad anecdote. A Venezuelan criminal lawyer friend of mine emailed me some years back regarding a case she was defending. She wanted to consult me (like I was a Spanish speaking version of Mas Ayoob, yeah right!) about shooting techniques used in self defense and about some other self defense issues related to guns so I explained her all I could over the phone while I was preparing an email with links to several websites that might shed much better information that I could give. I asked what was the case about and she explained that her client was confronted inside of his house by an armed criminal in the wee hours of the night. The criminal was armed and so was the client who triple tapped the miscreant sending him to his well deserved oblivion. The home owner did the dutiful thing and called police who promptly arrested him and dragged his butt to jail for murder.  I was shocked and asked why was he arrested if he was in his house, attacked by an armed criminal and he only defended himself. The lawyer responded that three shots, according to Venezuelan jurisprudence was too much, in fact it was legally considered “viciousness & savagery” (Ensañamiento in Spanish) and thus murder, not self-defense. The legal standing is that one should shoot only once, asses the damage done to the opponent and then shoot if the threat to one’s life is imminent.  I asked the lawyer if that means I would have to give the Bad Guy a freebie shot before I could make sure he was gone for good and she said yes, that is the statute. She said that she could explain two shots fired as the person being nervous and pulling the trigger too fast without thinking but that the judge would not consider three shots as “nervousness.”

At the end her client ended up serving 10 years (the judge was gracious enough) for second degree murder. My only thought was that he was lucky he did not engage in a Bill Drill or he would serve thirty years in a Venezuelan prison.