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.

UK Follies: Philip Clarkson Webb.

Behold the criminal! Ladies and gentlemen I present you Philip Clarkson Webb, criminal extraordinaire according to UK’s Kent Police. The 78-year-old retired teacher was walking one day when he was suddenly surrounded by Kent Police who demanded that he turned in a “dangerous weapon” in his possession. Was Mr. Webb carrying an dangerous AK 47? Perhaps a dreaded Street Sweeper shotgun? A high capacity semi automatic pistol? Dirty Harry’s .44 magnum? Nope. He was carrying his walking stick, a 3 foot long piece of wood that seniors sometime use to aide themselves while waking.

According to MailOnline, there was a climate camp environmental demonstration in the area and police were vigilant of possible activist. Mr. Webb clearly looks like one (insert snicker here) so police approached him, took away his “dangerous weapon” and left him limping to his own devices. They were polite enough to give him a receipt for the cane but when Mr. Webb went to the station to return it, the walking stick was nowhere to be found thus adding insult to injury.

This is a sad comentary on UK’s Nanny State and fear of just about anything. It also tell us much about the failed results of Gun Control proponents on reducing violence through a gun-less society: a bigger restriction or downright elimintation of our rights anf freedoms. I am sure that police saw as “reasonable” relieving Mr. Webb of his “weapon” and that is why when you hear any politician claim he or she is in favor of “reasonable” gun control, you should stock up in ammo, hide your weapons and vote for the person who would unseat that clown and respect our Bill of Rights.