Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Have The Map Making Wonders At The Journal News Really Hired...

...armed security guards to protect them and the Journal News business' property? That is what has been reported by Politico here:


The Poloitco piece is based upon this other one in the Rockland Times:


I almost peed my pants, I was laughing that hard at what I could only see as being the inevitable hypocrisy of media leftists. Pay attention when you read the Rockland Times piece, especially about the so called threat that Journal News Rockland Editor Caryn A. McBride reportedly thought the Journal News had received.

So, while they are against the regular citizen owning firearms for protection, or so it would seem to me, they are apparently all in favor of their own private security force being armed for their own protection. But you must ask, protection from what! There are no reports of threats made against them that I have seen. The only threats it seems, were two emails that McBride reportedly perceived as threats enough to alarm her to the point that she wasted the time of the police by reporting both. The police looked at them and determined they were not threats at all. "However, the police did not find the communications in question actually threatening." (source)

As of yet, all they actually have received is merely a lot of negative feedback about the interactive map they produced, the one that gives out the names and residence locations of pistol license holders in Westchester and Rockland counties in NY. Now they are seemingly trembling in fear because of people, other than the media, who have taken the liberty to exercise their right of free speech. In response to that exercise of free speech, and the fear apparently invoked by that exercise of free speech, the Journal News evidently has hired gun toting security personnel to protect themselves. I ask again, protect them from what? Is it from words or from people who exercise free speech or just from their, so far, unfounded fears over nonexistent email threats?

If all of this is true as reported, then I think that once again, those in the media, who are on the far left, show their absolute hypocrisy when it comes to gun rights and their absolute lack of true grit.

All the best,
Glenn B

A Sh--head In Our Government Who Would Leave Us Defenseless...

...and thus leave us at the mercy of the likes of herself and others in government of her political ilk? Imagine what else they would come after if they were ever able to take away ALL of our firearms or even just the ones they think are evil assault rifles. It is obvious though, if they get the assault rifles, sooner or later they will go for all of our guns.

Did you know that Diane Feinstein, yes the same one in the video above, had obtained a carry permit for a handgun from California because she felt her life was threatened. Imagine this piece of, in my opinion, hypocritcal trash thinks it okay for her to get a gun for for her own protection but that you and I cannot have one for our own protection.

Read what she said about acquiring a pistol carry permit:

"Less than 20 years ago, I was the target of a terrorist group. It was the New World Liberation Front. They blew up power stations and put a bomb at my home when my husband was dying of cancer and the bomb was set to detonate around 2 ‘o clock in the morning, but it was a construction explosive that doesn’t detonate when it drops below freezing. It doesn’t usually freeze in San Francisco, but on this night it dropped below freezing and the bomb didn’t detonate.
"I was very lucky, but I thought of what might have happened. Later the same group shot out all the windows of my home and I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself, because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. When I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick, I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out I was going to take them with me. Now having said all of that, that was period of time ago and I’ve watched through these 20 years as terrorism has increased both on the far extremist left and the far extremist right in this country." (source)

What she seemingly was saying is that things have gotten worse, as far as terrorism goes, since she had her permit issued. So why would she want us to give up our guns and probably all of them at that although, I doubt she will admit that currently.

Politicians like her, especially the hypocrites like her, have got to be stopped. They need to be reminded, they serve us and not we them. They need also to be reminded it is the Constitution that gives them their authority and not they who authorized the Constitution, nor they who granted us our rights or insure our liberties. By remaining armed, with arms with which we might stand a chance to overthrow tyranny, we insure our liberties for ourselves.

All the best,
Glenn B

I've Joined The Ammo Buying Frenzy...

...but only because I had a mere two or thee boxes of .308 Winchester for my Marlin XS-7 rifle and only a single tin of ammo for my 3 or 4 Mosin Nagants. (Yes, I lost track of how many Nagants I own.)

I found a tin of 440 rounds of 7.62x54R, Russian manufacture, 168 grain, light ball ammo for $94.00 shipped to my location from Dan's Sporting Goods. 

I also ordered 100 rounds of Remington, Premier Ammunition, 308 Winchester, 180 Grain, Core-Lokt, Ultra Bonded Pointed Soft Point, for $118.95 plus shipping from MidwayUSA. (I do not know the exact shipping price for the ammo because there was something else on the order and I cannot check now because, while listed as in stock when I ordered, it is now shown as out of stock.)

That is it for me unless by some miracle a stash of cases or half cases of 62 grain NATO spec 5.56x45mm ammo and/or a stash of cases or half cases of 7.62x39mm ammo go on sale at uninflated prices.

I have to admit, ammo is getting very difficult to come by; heck even .22LR ammo is becoming scarce. Luckily, for me and my son, we built up a small surplus of ammunition for times like this. I am hoping the ammunition shortage and super high ammo prices will soon be a thing of the past and that prices will return to closer to normal levels of at least a year or two ago.

 Speaking of high ammo prices: I have removed CheaperThanDirt.com from my link list. As far as I am concerned, when they offer a box of ammo, Federal American Eagle .308 Winchester, 150 grain, FMJBT ammo for $34.59 and that usually and very recently sold elsewhere for about $18 to $19 per box (and it may also recently have been offered close to that same lower price at CTD), I find myself unwilling to continue to do business with them. That one is not the only example of what I believe is outrageous price gouging at CheaperThanDirt; they recently (as recent as a couple of days or so ago) offered Lake City, 62 grain, 5.56x45mm, penetrator rounds for $999.00 per case (1,000 rounds). I had thought that said ammo was already ridiculously and extremely overpriced ,by some other dealers, at around $400 to $500 per case, over the past couple of weeks. This newer and higher price seems insanely greed driven to me. Anyone who paid $999.00 for that ammo is, in my opinion, probably out of his mind. Yet, there must have been some like that because CTD now shows that ammo as out of stock! I know 'supply and demand' and 'what the market will bear' but when things get back to a bit or normalcy, does anyone at CheaperThanDirt expect to retain even half of their former customer base? (I said former because I have heard that many others will not shop at CTD again because of their current prices.) I think their current price policy is going to drive away many of their customers and maybe drive them out of business to. I would be quite surprised if CheaperThanDirt is not out of business within 6 months to a year but that is just my guess.

All the best,
Glenn B

"There's a saying: ..."

"...Every man is put on Earth condemned to die, time and method of execution unknown." (Source: The Twilight Zone, Episode - Escape Clause, by Rod Serling)

One of the greatest and truest one liners ever. It does not matter if you look at it as being condemned, fated, inevitable, the natural course and outcome of life, the path God has ordained or whatever. Tthe point made is absolute. It thus is a good thing to think about and then to shape the rest of your life around.

All the best,
Glenn B