After 911 we not only used armed air Marshalls to help thwart terrorist activity we instituted a program which armed pilots as well.
"Rumor" has it that the current administration wants to DE-FUND that program. Link above and excerpt below.
NICE that we are announcing this "rumor" to the terrorists!!!
The FFDO (Federal Flight Deck Officer)… Continue
Added by Cork on November 18, 2009 at 11:36pm —
Again and again we hear the question "Why do you need to have that (a legally carried firearm) in a place like this.
If VA Tech, Fort Hood, and even the streets of New Orleans were not enough of a wake up call - How about a relaxing night shopping at TJ Max?
Would you ever need a firearm in a retail store?
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At least 35 states have introduced legislation this year asserting their power under the Tenth Amendment to regulate all matters not specifically delegated to the federal government by the Constitution.
Added by Cork on May 27, 2009 at 7:23am —
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1897601,00.html?imw=Y Go to link for full story.
This happens to be a story based on firearms but make no mistake - It is being billed as a 10th Amendment issue. It will most likely be one of the next major Supreme Court battles second only to the 2A fights. The Federal Government will not want to relinquish any power what so ever.
"It inspired the so-called Sagebrush Rebellion that swept the West three decades ago,… Continue
Added by Cork on May 15, 2009 at 1:15pm —
Most 2nd Amendment and gun related information gets posted in the sub-group - Friends of the Second Amendment, so PLEASE feel free to join and watch, contribute, argue, disagree.....
However I will go on the assumption that this question and my opinions may benefit those outside of the group as well. Let me restate the question that was asked (I will keep the persons name anonymous) to the… Continue
Added by Cork on May 14, 2009 at 10:59pm —
The bill requires only that the potential firearm transferee is "appropriately suspected" of preparing for a terrorist act and that the attorney general "has a reasonable belief" that the gun might be used in connection with terrorism.
http://worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=97491 - Link to full article.
"A new gun law being considered in Congress, if aligned with Department of Homeland Security memos labeling everyday Americans as potential… Continue
Added by Cork on May 11, 2009 at 3:56pm —
This is a thread post and reply on PAFOA relating to when/where to carry your firearm
(I will attach the link at the bottom if you are interested in the whole thread). It began as a question if folks carried while doing yard work. It has slowly morphed into the question "when do you carry". The poster named Slingslot made the following observation about his/her cell phone:
I may have to rethink my carry times. You guys (and Gals) got me thinking about carrying around the… Continue
Added by Cork on May 11, 2009 at 1:58pm —
College Student Shoots, Kills Home Invader. There is a video at the above link. as well as the story. It is not to be republished so I am only linking.
I am not sure if this is an on campus building or not. Either way - Schools should not be gun free zones!!
Added by Cork on May 6, 2009 at 9:07am —
Humility, and re-learning that I still have much to learn.
During a recent discussion in the group "Friends of the Second Amendment" Joe and Dan replied to a thread I started about OC (open carry). Basically they challenged me, in a positive way, to think and rethink my actions (link below).
As I was replying to their comments I cockily thought that I had… Continue
Added by Cork on May 3, 2009 at 9:55pm —
Wrote Lott: “What is so remarkable is that out of 280 separate news stories (from a computerized Nexis-Lexis search) in the week after the event, just four stories mentioned that the students who stopped the attack had guns.
The following article is from the weekly USCCA free newsletter which documents 2 things: How individuals with guns subdued a gunman on a rampage (in a gun free zone) and how the anti-gun media in most cases lies through omission.
Added by Cork on May 1, 2009 at 12:33pm —
Highlights below - Full article can be seen at: http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20090428/NEWS01/904280322
"Americans have been conditioned for decades to accept Washington's meddling in their lives. We have grown complacent, and we accept most new restrictions without batting an eye. As a result, Washington has gotten used to doing whatever it wants."
"With the appointment of Eric Holder as U.S. attorney general, we have the most anti-Second Amendment attorney… Continue
Added by Cork on April 30, 2009 at 8:21am —
DENIAL CAN BE DEADLY.
I Repeat: DENIAL CAN BE DEADLY.
- I do not need to have a weapon in places like a church. The 1st link is ONLY 1 example of why I think you do, when and where legal.
- We do not need to have legal gun… Continue
Added by Cork on April 27, 2009 at 2:35am —
Republicans Claim Top Lawmakers Were in the Loop on Interrogations
Members of Congress were briefed on the subject of interrogation techniques more than 30 times since 2002, FOX News has learned. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was at the first meeting, and she raised no objections.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,… Continue
Added by Cork on April 23, 2009 at 2:53pm —
Questions to ask yourself after viewing this video. These are questions and concepts you MUST address NOW, before you are ever thrust into a similar situation.
These are all covered in the video. Even though this gentleman made a mistake at the door, he had the right mindset to survive.
- DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE YOUR WEAPON WITH YOU (where legal to do so)?
- Who are you willing to protect?
- Do you count on a loved one (or Police) for your protection or do you participate… Continue
Added by Cork on April 22, 2009 at 1:00am —
This post shows a vivid example of what I mentioned in Vol. IV: If I were in this situation I would not put my gun down (as the 911 operator advises) until the Police are at my residence. There are too many accounts of people who have been shot, getting back up and continuing the attack.This can occur for many reasons but please understand that it CAN and DOES happen. Real life is not like the movies.
For folks who use the argument that you should just call 911 and… Continue
Added by Cork on April 21, 2009 at 1:53am —
Link (if it works) will let you hear the fear in the homeowners' voices.
If I were in this situation I would not put my gun down (as the 911 operator advises) until the Police are at my residence. There are too many accounts of people who have been shot, getting back up and continuing the attack.
This can occur for many reasons but please understand that it CAN and DOES happen. Real life is not like the movies.
But always obey the Police immediately when they order… Continue
Added by Cork on April 20, 2009 at 3:00am —
You just never know. It is not being paranoid if you are constantly scanning the area and the people around you: Situational awareness. Your brain is one of the most important self defense tools you have.
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
From the Pocono Record of August 28, 2008
Alleged teen robber shot by Wal-Mart shopper
It's a night time shopper's nightmare. You buy groceries, go to your car, and someone tries to rob you at… Continue
Added by Cork on April 19, 2009 at 6:30am —
You may remember this from 2007. Some national media covered this anti-gun politicians instant moral reversal:
Anti-gun politician switches sides after being made victim in mugging
Cleveland Plain Dealer columnist Philip Morris is reporting that State Rep. Michael DeBose, a Cleveland Democrat who has a solid history of anti-gun votes in the Ohio legislature, has changed his mind in the wake of a violent robbery attempt near his home.
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