Category Archives: June 2014 update four

VPC no longer trying to hide yearning for ban of all semi-automatics

A signature issue for the Violence Policy Center gun ban extremist group has for decades been their efforts to ban so-called “assault weapons.” The very term “assault weapon” may have been VPC’s most famous creation, and as far back as 1988, VPC was openly advising fellow gun ban zealots (including the mass media) to exploit public ignorance about the difference between these semi-automatic firearms and fully-automatic weapons (machine guns) used by every military in the world since the very early 20th century:

The weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons–anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun–can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.

In the past, the VPC was trying to look “reasonable” (not easy for a group that has openly lobbied for an outright ban on all private ownership of handguns), and knowing that a campaign to ban all semi-automatic firearms, many of which are popular even among people who might support some of VPC’s less ambitious gun ban efforts, would be a bridge too far, set their sights lower–thus “assault weapons.”

FK – They will ban our arms if they can.


Army Developing Air-Cooled Gas Masks

Protective Mask

Service officials recognized how hot the current masks can make soldiers and want to offer masks that would have a fan blowing cool air on their faces when conditions get hottest. Scientists at the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are leading the effort.

“Technology brings this relief to a Soldier through a powered air purifying respirator, which consists of a hose connected to the face mask from a blower unit and battery pack hanging off the hip or back. A typical respirator is heavy and cumbersome, adding to the weight of the equipment troops already carry,” the Army said in a statement.

The challenge is building a light respirator that requires little power, keeps out harmful chemicals and agents, and also can blow cool air on a soldier’s face.

fK – And they see absolutely nothing wrong with it. I suppose a clown face would be just as creepy to some…

IRS and FBI Wanted to Criminally Prosecute Tea Party Groups for Engaging in Political Activity

FK – Have any of the pathetic cowards we sent to the District of Commie Criminals filed legislation to repeal the 16th Amendment and try all IRS employees for treason against We the People?

If ‘redistributing the wealth’ was about ‘helping the poor’ no one with less than a 100 grand a year income would have to even file and no modern amerikan would certainly have money stolen out of their paycheck before it even reaches their hands, on the national, state or local level and of course those who have voted for such would be arrested and tried for treason as well.

GOA: Good News … and Some Bad News

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Abramski case was a lawless decree imposed by liberal judges who are way out of step with the American people — as nearly 75% of them agree that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to own and sell guns.

Gun Owners of America filed two amicus briefs in support of James Abramski, a former police officer who was eligible to own firearms and who bought a handgun for his elderly uncle who was also eligible to own firearms.

Both men passed a NICS background check, yet ATF claimed that Abramski lied on his Form 4473 when he claimed he was the “actual buyer” of the firearm.

This case involves one of the greatest instances of regulatory and prosecutorial abuse that we have ever seen.

The concept of a “straw purchase” is a “doctrine” created by ATF and the courts, rather than a “crime” enacted by Congress.

FK – Way past time to repeal GCA ’68 and the NFA and shut down the BATF Nazi trash and try them all, past and present, for treason and execute them for enforcing un-Constitutional laws. Then give their retirement funds to their victims.

Gov. Hickenlooper’s attempt to charm Colorado sheriffs backfires

Gov. John Hickenlooper ignited a political firestorm with his comments Friday to Colorado’s sheriffs, saying he was unaware they wanted to meet with him in 2013 to discuss their concerns over proposed gun laws until it was too late and he had no idea the measures would be so controversial.

Hickenlooper also told the County Sheriffs of Colorado at their biannual meeting, held in Aspen, that he regretted not having all the facts when he signed the bills into law.

Press accounts show Hickenlooper tried to charm the sheriffs, who sued him over the gun bills. But within hours, the effort backfired.

FK – Another lying piece of “Liberal”(commie) trash. Save it for the war crimes trials, right before you’re hung for treason against the Bill of Rights.

See story: Governor Hickenlooper reignites Mayor Bloomberg controversy

An older vid that illustrates the evil of those who write ‘gun control’ laws:

7 Things You Don’t Know About Body Armor

There are two basic classes of body armor.  The first is known as “soft body armor” and is what most cops wear under their uniform shirts.  This armor is reasonably light and flexible and made of synthetic materials like Kevlar and Spectra Shield.  This type of armor is classified by threat level (the type of bullets they protect against).  Current NIJ threat levels are (in order from least protection to most protection) Level IIA, Level II, and Level IIIA.

These vests stop pistol and shotgun rounds reliably, but they generally won’t stop centerfire rifle rounds.  It’s a velocity issue.  The faster the bullet, the harder it is to stop.

In order to stop rifle rounds, you’ll need “hard” or “plate” armor.  This armor is made of ceramic, a solid composite, or steel.  It is rated with the NIJ classifications of Level III and Level IV.  See the chart below from Howard’s Uniform Supply to see the particulars for each type of armor.

FK – Time to practice those head shots…


How Our Government is Tracking and Databasing Your Every Move

The war on terror and cybersecurity are excuses that have spurred huge investments into the surveillance industry, which has become a “war on liberty and privacy.”

The Obama administration has moved forward with a Bush regime program to screen state computer traffic on private-sector networks, including those connecting people to the Internet, The Washington Post revealed.

That project, code-name “Einstein,” is related to the much-larger, ongoing and highly illegal National Security Agency (NSA) communications intercept program known as “Stellar Wind,” disclorure way back in 2005 by The New York Times. Einstein will be tied directly into giant NSA data bases fed by information streamed to the agency by the nation’s telecommunications providers.

Stellar Wind includes several components, one of which is a massive data-mining project run by the agency.  The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth.

FK – There is really no expectation of ‘privacy’ in a public space. It’s the abuse of the tech we need laws to prevent.