Articles published in January, 2010
During the hearing today on SB 6396 a statistic was used. More people in the state of Washington have been killed by firearms in the last 10 years the every American soldier in all the wars in the 20th century. According to my calculations American soldiers killed from 1900 to just Vietnam is roughly 707,516. According to Google there were approximately 6,549,224. In 10 years that is a lot of Washington state residents. It is also roughly 3 times the amount of people killed in all of the USA in the same time period. How the hell is that possible? Can someone explain how that works? Got to love today’s democrats who just pull numbers and statistics out of their ass’ to fit their needs. To bad it doesn’t face up against reality, and the truth.
MISSOULA – The United States has made its first response to a lawsuit filed in federal district court in Missoula to test the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (MFFA), passed by the 2009 Legislature and signed into law by Governor Schweitzer.
The MFFA declares that any firearms, ammunition or firearms accessories made and retained in Montana are not subject to federal regulation under the power given to Congress in the U.S. Constitution to regulate commerce “among the several states.” The MFFA is a states’ rights challenge on Tenth Amendment grounds, with firearms serving as the vehicle for the challenge.
This lawsuit to validate the MFFA was brought by the Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) and Second Amendment Foundation (SAF). The suit names U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder as defendant, and is referred to as MSSA v. Holder.
The first response to the lawsuit by the United States is a Motion to Dismiss, submitted January 19th and considered to be a standard procedural maneuver in lawsuits against the U.S government . This motion seeks to avoid the legal merits by asserting that the Plaintiffs lack standing to sue, that a justiciable controversy does not exist, and that prevailing case law is against Plaintiffs.
MSSA President Gary Marbut, also a Plaintiff in the lawsuit explained, “The first import of this response is that the legal game is now on. There was some concern that the defendants would forfeit the game with no response in an effort to prevent this important issue from being adjudicated properly. We are now beyond that hurdle.” However, the Motion to Dismiss by Washington also seeks to sidestep proper adjudication.
How can I make this claim? It’s simply. The second amendment is the one that protects all other rights and freedoms. For without our rights to keep and bear arms by the citizenry, there is nothing to stop a tyrannical governing class from removing all other rights. So what is all this about? A slow movement to eliminate firearm rights is afoot.
It has happened in California to a lesser extent with their gun laws. In Washington state the state legislature is trying to make ALL semi automatic firearms a felony to own and posses. Almost all shotguns and riffles as well.
- Every semiautomatic AND PUMP-ACTION rifle and shotgun that has a detachable magazine and has a pistol grip located rear of the trigger (yes, that is just about all of them) is defined as an “assault weapon” and is banned under SB 6396!
- If you and your child/children are out in the woods plinking with his or her Ruger 10-22 and there are more than 10 rounds in the magazine, you are a FELON!
- If you are a Concealed Pistol License holder and your semi-auto self-defense pistol contains more than 10 rounds, you are a FELON!
- The use of firearms defined as “assault weapons” (see first bullet point) are banned for use in hunting!
- Competitive shooters will be impacted as any semi-auto pistol that has a detachable magazine and is equipped with a muzzle brake or compensator is defined as an “assault weapon!”
- If you own a firearm(s) defined as an “assault weapon” on the date this bill becomes law, you can keep it if you are willing to allow your Sheriff to come into your home once every year to ensure you store your firearm(s) appropriately!
Senate Bill 6396 is proof that the gun-ban groups and politicians are not interested in only banning semi-automatic firearms that happen to look like military firearms. This bill shows where they really want to go with their agenda! This gun ban scheme will only punish law-abiding citizens and will do nothing to curb crime or keep criminals from obtaining firearms illegally. This is not only another attack on our Second Amendment rights in Washington State, but an attack on your Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches of your home!
Apparently it’s not the obama administration directly that we need to fear as far as our gun rights go. It’s their operatives in the states legislatures who will do the work for them. Here is the problem. Throughout history for a government to take full control of it’s people, the first thing they MUST do is to remove all weapons from public hands. Is that the plans of the democrat party? You decide. My opinion is yes. However, that is just my opinion. So where does that leave us? At the same place as we become at the start of the article. The fact is that no man or woman with good conscience living in the state of Washington should be for Senate Bill 6396. Seeing as we have decided no one in the state of Washington can be for the bill what’s left for you to do? Get outraged. With the outrage contact every state legislator and the governor of the state and tell them to vate against Senate Bill 6396. Get up in arms, e-mail, call, contact, go visit, send regular mail, tell them this bill can not go through. Not just for Washington state, but for America. Because if this bill pass’ in Washington it will not be soon before it comes to your state.
Look out gun show goer’s in Washington State. Gun shows will soon come to an end with HOUSE BILL 2477!
AN ACT Relating to liability for the criminal use of firearms sold at gun shows or events; and adding a new section to chapter 9.41 RCW.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON: NEW SECTION. Sec. 1. A new section is added to chapter 9.41 RCW to read as follows:
(1) A person who sells, delivers, or otherwise transfers, at a gun show or event, a firearm to any person whom a criminal background check
in accordance with RCW 9.41.090 and 18 U.S.C. Sec. 921 et seq. would have revealed was ineligible under RCW 9.41.040 to possess a firearm, is strictly liable for damages for the injury or death of another person that results from the criminal use of that firearm by any
(2) For the purposes of this section, “gun show or event” means a place or event, a gun trade show, gun collectors’ show, flea market, or auction, other than a permanent retail store, at which three or more individuals assemble to display, sell, lease, or transfer new or used firearms or firearm components to the public and that is not exempt
from collecting sales tax under RCW 82.08.0251. “Gun show or event” includes the entire premises provided for the gun show or event, HB 2477 including parking areas near the gun show or event that the sponsor knows or should reasonably know will be used for parking for the gun show or event.
This is the most draconian anti gun law ever suggested. Here is the basic breakdown. “Assault Weapons” would be banned in the state of Washington if SB 6396 passes. Why is this so bad? Here is the new definition of “assault weapon” according to the bill itself. “”Assault weapon” means:
(a) Any semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action rifle or shotgun that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine, with a capacity to accept more then ten rounds of ammunition and that also possesses any of the following:
(i) If the firearm is a rifle or shotgun, a pistol grip located rear of the trigger;
(ii) If the firearm is a rifle or shotgun, a stock in any
configuration, including but not limited to a thumbhole stock, a folding stock or a telescoping stock, that allows the bearer of the firearm to grasp the firearm with the trigger hand such that the web of the trigger hand, between the thumb and forefinger, can be placed below
the top of the external portion of the trigger during firing;
(iii) If the firearm is a pistol, a shoulder stock of any type or configuration, including but not limited to a folding stock or a telescoping stock;
(iv) A barrel shroud;
(v) A muzzle brake or muzzle compensator;
(vi) Any feature capable of functioning as a protruding grip that can be held by the hand that is not the trigger hand;
(b) Any pistol that is capable of accepting a detachable magazine at any location outside of the pistol grip;
(c) Any semiautomatic pistol, any semiautomatic, center-fire rifle, or any shotgun with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than ten rounds of ammunition; (That is ALL semi auto pistol sold today)
(d) Any shotgun capable of accepting a detachable magazine;
(e) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder;
(f) Any conversion kit or other combination of parts from which an assault weapon can be assembled if the parts are in the possession or under the control of any person.
(21) “Detachable magazine” means a magazine, the function of which p. 5 SB 6396 is to deliver one or more ammunition cartridges into the firing chamber, which can be removed from the firearm without the use of any tool, including a bullet or ammunition cartridge.
(23) “Muzzle brake” means a device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to reduce recoil.
(24) “Muzzle compensator” means a device attached to the muzzle of a weapon that utilizes escaping gas to control muzzle movement.
(25) “Conversion kit” means any part or combination of parts designed and intended for use in converting a firearm into an assault weapon.”
So what does this mean? The only modern firearm that will not be classified as an “assault weapon” is a revolver. Reread this and think about it. Do you really think all of these firearms should be banned? Does it make sense? Criminal’s by their very nature do not follow the law. So if you ban all these firearms from the law abiding, the only ones who will have them are criminals.
The NRA (National Riffle Association) is supporting a law that is NOT only unconstitutional in a major way, but completely discriminatory
OK Here we go again. The NRA (National Riffle Association) is supporting a law that is NOT only unconstitutional in a major way, but completely discriminatory. The basic run down of NRA supported H.R.3752 is this: It will allow for ALL former and active duty Police (including “current and retired law enforcement officers of the Amtrak Police Department, the Federal Reserve System, the executive branch, and the Armed Forces”)
Here is my first problem. It makes all of the rest of us second class citizens. That’s right I said SECOND CLASS CITIZENS. And of course we have NEVER heard of police going bad, have we? (L.A. Rampart division). Also when said officers are off duty, they are that OFF DUITY. Meaning they are now citizens, not police officers. However that doesn’t seem to mater. That is a bunch of junk. Also when a police officer retires, they are no longer part of the police department. Why are they special? I know for a fact there are a lot of cops out there that can not shoot as well as I can. So it can not be because they are “trained” to shoot. This is the major part of the discrimination charge put forth earlier.
There is another issue with this. The same damn issue I had with the thune amendment. It’s called state’s rights and that pesky 10th amendment of the constitution. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Oops canceled carry is not directly mention in the constitution. That “bill of negative rights” as obama called it. That alone stops all this crap.
Another issue, the military factor. Ever hear of The Posse Comitatus Act? If not then this is generally what it’s all about. “The statute generally prohibits federal military personnel and units of the National Guard under federal authority from acting in a law enforcement capacity within the United States, except where expressly authorized by the Constitution or Congress. The Coast Guard is exempt from the Act during peacetime.” Basically the military is not allowed to act as law enforcement here in The USA. Unless the president waves The Posse Comitatus Act short term.”
By now you are probably asking what the hell is he talking about. Well here is the bill: To amend title 18, United States Code, to improve the provisions relating to the carrying of concealed weapons by law enforcement officers, and for other purposes. Introduced Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2009 – Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) expand the definition of “law enforcement officers,” for purposes of provisions authorizing such officers to carry concealed weapons, to include current and retired law enforcement officers of the Amtrak Police Department, the Federal Reserve System, the executive branch, and the Armed Forces;
(2) allow law enforcement officers who are retired or who separated in good standing after at least ten years of service to carry a concealed weapon; and
(3) expand the categories of law enforcement officers authorized to possess a fireman in a school zone to include retired law enforcement officers.”
There you go the holy crap act of 2009-2010. Basically if you are not one of the above you and your second amendment rights do not matter. Call me paranoid, but, I can see this act passing and it being used as sledge hammer to take away our rights to keep and bare arms. Am I anti military. HELL no. My brother is active duty Army. And I am very pro military. Tell your elected official to vote against the BS bill.
Having a valid understanding of the problem, the solution is relatively basic.
The aforementioned issue of the “trapped air” scenario is readily rectified, if provision was made within the bullets base design that would allow the air to escape or otherwise be allowed to be replaced by the target mass.
The adding of “channels” along the base of the projectile, more or less laterally to intersect with the base of the inner cavity, will provide an evacuation path for the ambient gases.
This can be accomplished by adding “vents”, or “ports” in a radial pattern in such a way as to 1., not interfere with the designed aerodynamic flight characteristics of a given projectile, and 2., not weaken the overall expansion process.
Variations of the actual port designs will be relative to the multitude of bullets designs, weights, shapes, velocities and a host of other factors.
The results of this Ported Bullet design are significant; By eliminating the “air factor”, the bullet reacts/opens much sooner on contact with the target, with a resultant exponential increase in reliability and performance.
While it’s obvious that the entire spectrum of physics involved in the projectile to target interactions are very complex, there are two basic assumptions that are accepted as “culpable factors” in hollow point bullet FTO’s;
One is an effect of “plugging”. This is where the hollow point cavity itself becomes filled with foreign materials, i.e. clothing, etc., thus preventing the cavity from “filling” with intended target material (i.e. animal or human tissue(s))
The second issue, and far more viable, is that FTO’s are mostly a result of the bullet not having enough “energy” or “velocity” to facilitate the amount of internal force needed to cause the bullet to expand as intended. In other words, by the time the bullet enters the target, travels enough distance to fill and pressurize the hollow point cavity; the bullet has lost the “critical mass” moment, and fails to open altogether.
Here to the new year. May it be damn side better then the old. And may we all have more rights, guns, and ammo before she through. Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine. Have a safe, happy, and prosperous 2010.