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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I'm only going to post one photo from it at this time as everyone else has covered that quite well... mostly because I've been a lame duck waiting a whole week to actually blog about it.
So today I'm here to officially start my "bloggers I've met" list.
I'm missing a couple I'm sure... Help me out?
Oh and it seems my Apple Pie was quite the hit amongst everyone who tried it!
Friday, September 17, 2010
We thanked each other, I headed out to my truck, opened the box, loaded the gun and placed it in my center console. What firearm did I purchase you ask?
Thanks to my grandfather for the nifty NASA ERTS chart dated about 1970. It's from his travels to South America looking for gold & diamonds.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Just yesterday an officer attempted to pull over a suspicious vehicle. One of the passengers decided that shooting at the officer was a smart move. all four passengers of that vehicle are now in custody.
It's starting to look like Toledo is the new Detroit/Chicago when it comes to arson. The lady in the video is a friend & neighbor of mine, she's a great ally in getting to know local .gov officials and local officers.
PS: My other half keeps getting mad at me for stocking up on ammo... *sigh*
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Not very long after I bought this house and was working steady on renovations, I made a run to the local hardware store less than half a mile from here and was back within fifteen minutes, Upon my return a young neighbor kid approached me to warn that someone from across the street had walked up to my home and had themselves a peek through my windows.
That pissed me off! I thanked her for the info and stopped all my work for the day. Which lead to me sitting on my enclosed porch (which at the time had our huge bathtub temporarily placed there till we could carry it upstairs...) laying out a piece of plywood on top of the tub for a makeshift table I got out my AR15, fully stripped it down and cleaned every "nook & cranny". Then after I was done with that the Mossy 500 was next. And when that was done with that I loaded them both back up and sat out there a while drinking a soda & smoking a couple cigarettes.
I'm not sure if that did it or We're just lucky, but so far not one shady fuckwit has messed with our stuff.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tomorrow will be a shooting over someones fries being dumped over in the bag rather than staying in the container?
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
"Mr. Childress' family members have been outspoken about the charges, saying that they were disappointed in the grand jury's decision. Mr. Childress' mother, Jenny, said after Mr. Brown's indictment that she was upset that the "man who pulled the trigger" was not the one charged with the crime."
Well see the way this works Jenny is that Ohio has a castle law in effect. Your son chose to break a law by illegally entering a persons home, with the intent to steal. Sedric has every right to protect his property. Just as you have every right to spout off your ignorant mouth.
And if you remember my two previous posts I discussed a robber/rapist on the loose. Sadly he wasn't killed, he was caught however.
And lastly, The biggest issue on everyone's mind is Obamacare. Besides having to deal with some very tough family issues
On my way to work tonight at a very busy intersection was approximately 75 people holding signs saying "kill the bill" etc. Also spotted was at least one Gadsden flag, Best part of all, While sitting at the light I heard numerous people honking their horns in support of them, Myself included.
(the little red blocks are the locations of where groups of the protesters were standing)
If they're still there tomorrow I'll get a picture, and maybe stop and talk to a few of them!
Sunday, March 14, 2010
In my previous entry I discussed a robber/rapist on the loose and a store owner defending his shop from robbery by seriously wounding a would be robber.
Unfortunately I'm not writing today to tell you they caught the robber/rapist, or that he's been killed. He has been identified and a warrant is out for his arrest. Today's news is another bad situation turned good by yet another carrying member of society. This time a guy tried to rob a convenience store and ended up dead. they have yet to identify him. Either he was shot in the face, or times are so bad that more people are turning to crime and he's not in the system already.
Whatever the reason, crime is wrong and I'm very happy to see our law abiding community slowly letting these low life losers know that we're not going to give up without a fight!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Here's some better news, another private citizen with their CCW has shot and seriously injured a would be robber at him and his brother's music store just yesterday. Allied Music in South Toledo is in a fairly decent neighborhood. But that doesn't stop the stupid people from entering it, just like how we all know that "no guns" signs doesn't keep a would be criminal from carrying into any location that has one.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
No one was injured and because he's not from a nanny state it looks like he'll just go from this with experience (Hopefully of learning to check, double check and even triple check to make sure a firearm is not loaded before dry firing, Or in a presentation such as his) and the shame of having made an honest, yet fully avoidable "Oops"
I'd like to know what was loaded in his gun, and if it was from him, a student playing a trick, or possibly his own children if he has any. Best bet is that the last time he used it he loaded it and never put on a cap to fire, maybe he was target shooting and got rained out, forgot it was loaded.
All in all there is no excuse for this accidental discharge. checking and obeying the four rules of gun safety.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Christopher Childress the loser who was rightfully shot in my honest opinion, is painted under a different light by his friends and family, They talk about him as if he was a good citizen and would never do such a thing, but the evidence shows that he broke in, And Ohio has a Castle Law in effect.
Now for the twist to the story I just discovered while writing this. It seems Mr. Joplin isn't so innocent himself, He had marijuana in his home. And this guys reported as an officer of the law... sort of, He's a correctional officer at a local prison.
Plus a second bad guy was caught. Michael Lee Brown is in custody. A third guy is still on the loose, I'm sure Michael Brown will rat him out in no time :)
I suppose the only good that comes of this story is a bad guy is dead, Guns still save lives and despite his unlawful drug activities Mr. Joplin was justified in shooting these guys. We'll see what happens with Sedric and his drugs.
Friday, February 19, 2010
Well I decided to do a little testing. Rifle used was a model 67 Winchester single shot with 28" barrel
Ammo Winchester 37g JHP "super speed"
Distance 10 yards
Target - steel sheet (.042") backed up by aluminum plate (.2")
I set the steel sheet and the aluminum plate up with a C clamp holding both to either side of a 1/4" thick steel plate so there was a 1/4" gap between the steel and aluminum, Steel was the first target in line.
And here it the results. The bigger hole is from the .22 to the right of it is a hole from a .223 (not related to this test, I aimed near it for a comparison.)
The bullet actually wedged itself into the aluminum divot ( I could not remove it, even with high heat and trying to scrape it out)
The other side of the aluminum, it bulged out almost 1/4" and it made over a 2 inch diameter circle for the total area bulged out.
Shooting stuff is fun, And I'm going to pick up more of this ammo!
Thursday, February 18, 2010
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Friday, February 12, 2010
Sadly you cannot count on either, the police response time is almost always going to be too late, and civilians generally are too busy filming your situation on their cellphone camera to give a shit. So we the wise people arm ourselves, not only with firearms, but pepper spray, knives and the knowledge that almost anything can be used as a weapon.
Here is a sad story that you've head a hundred times already, yet it keeps happening... I had a former coworker who worked a second job as a pizza delivery guy, he got robbed the same exact way. Delivery at a house that turned out to be vacant, Luckily he was not shot or harmed otherwise. This young lady was not so lucky.
I've seen some pizza companies double up people for night time deliveries, especially to crappy neighborhoods. I've seem to remember a story a while back of a pizza delivery guy who was fired for defending himself with a firearm. You know what I always say?
Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six!
Monday, February 1, 2010
You'll notice the difference in peoples views, The one middle aged gentleman was unaware of the laws but not opposed to the people carrying openly, He even pondered if the law is the same for the .22 caliber rifle he owns. Then there was the middle aged woman who was more or less shocked and was obviously the type of person the brady campaign loves to get on their side, She said "I'm against them having a gun outside, Because she's not used to seeing things like that" then she goes on "I wouldn't want my children to see that"
Then there is Griffin Dix of the Brady campaign who says "they're carrying guns to intimidate people, and it makes them less safe"
Thankfully there was the unbiased kid who though it was cool and even mentioned that her uncle was going to teach her to shoot on/after her eleventh birthday. Also there was the guy who felt safer in their presence. He even stated that they were not the stereotypical hollywood gun nut, And that he'd feel "quite comfortable with then being good friends of his"
Although these people are now banned from Peets, and CPK (while openly carrying) because their respective owners evidently suffer from hoplophobia. And while I would argue that in the second video the office should have no right to stop someone who chooses to OC, He was tactful and didn't display much stupidity with the mans firearm, He kept his booger hook off the bang switch and actually knew how to work the action.
Perhaps someday in the near future our fellow gunnies who live in Cali or are otherwise stuck there will be able to appreciate the same freedoms that those of us in free states already do.
While you're at it, go prod ErnestThing to get out of Kommiefornistan already...
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Well I agree, we do need common sense gun laws.
For instance, if the barrel on my shotgun is over 18 inches it’s legal. If it’s 17 3/4 inches long I could face 10 years in jail and lose my right to own firearms. That makes no sense.
My car is required by law to have a noise suppressor on it so I don’t annoy the neighbors. My gun is forbidden by law from having one. That makes no sense.
In some states if my rifle has some extra plastic on it, it’s illegal. That makes no sense.
In some states if my pistol is a different color, it’s illegal. That makes no sense.
In some states it’s illegal for me to carry a gun. Criminals don’t obey the law, I do and am unarmed when attacked. That makes no sense.
In some states if my magazine holds ten rounds it’s legal. If it holds eleven it’s illegal. That makes no sense.
In some states if a restaurant makes 50% of its revenue from alcohol it’s legal for me to carry there. If it makes 51% revenue from alcohol it’s not legal for me to carry. That makes no sense.
In my home state it’s legal for me to carry a concealed handgun. It’s illegal for me to openly carry one. That makes no sense.
Some states/cities require you to lock up your firearms while in your own home, leaving you to fumble with locks during a home invasion where a criminal will not have his firearm locked. That makes no sense.
In some states it's legal to own a magazine which holds over 30 rounds, but any evidence of it ever being loaded or inserted into a firearm that it belongs to and I'm a criminal. That makes no sense.
If a machine gun was made in 1985 it is legal for me to own if I pay the tax on it. If it was made in 1987 it is illegal to own. That makes no sense.
Some states only allow you to buy one firearm per month. That makes no sense.
If my revolver uses black powder, it is not considered a firearm. If it uses smokeless powder it is a firearm. That makes no sense.
In most states you can apply for a concealed carry permit, Having to pass a full background check and in some cases being required to receive special training. In many cases that permit is only good in your own home state. Requiring you to take proper steps to unload and lock your legally owned firearm away before crossing state lines. That makes no sense.
So yes, PLEASE. Let’s have some common sense gun laws. We can start by getting rid of all the ones that make no sense.
(Copied from Alan, a few additions by myself)
Please feel free to share some more useless/retarded/WTF? gun laws in the comments! I had a few more I was going to notate, But they'd require a lot of writing to properly explain why exactly they're useless. That and some laws that pertain to firearms, such as some of the new ammo laws in effect and proposed.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
ARLINGTON, Va. – Ray Vivier had been an adventurer, a Marine veteran who explored the country from South Carolina to Alaska, the father of five children.
The 61-year-old also was a man starting to get his life back together after living for years in a shanty beneath a Cleveland bridge. He had struggled with alcoholism, but by November he had a welding job, friends and a place to stay at a boarding house.
He rescued five people from that house when arsonists set it ablaze — but Vivier couldn't save himself. He and three others died, and two people have been charged in their deaths. Vivier's body, unclaimed and unidentified for weeks, seemed destined for an anonymous, modest burial.
On Friday, Vivier's ashes were inurned atwith full military honors.
"You can see from what he did that he definitely had a good heart," said Mercedes Cruz, Vivier's ex-wife of 23 years, who attended the funeral with the couple's children. "No matter what our difficulties were in our marriage, I'm very proud of what's happened."
For his grown children — who now are scattered around the country — Vivier had been gone for about 15 years. They know of his heroism now — but they don't know much about the man he was trying to become. They remember their dad's struggles with alcohol and other troubles.
"What I'm trying to get out of this is to have one good, concrete memory that I can have of him for what he did to save those people," said his oldest daughter, Elisha Vivier. "I'm proud of the man that he was becoming."
Vivier was a private in thein 1965 and 1966, though he didn't see combat. He was stationed at , S.C., Cruz said.
After his discharge, Vivier spent years working as a machinist, welder, iron worker and other tough jobs. He loved the outdoors and moved his family from Alaska to Oregon.
"He was just adventurous," Cruz said. "He loved to see different places and see what it was like to live there."
When he was homeless in Cleveland, he was proud to have one of the best shanties around, said Fesco, 29, who met Vivier at a soup kitchen.
"We hit if off right away," she said.
She took Vivier home for Christmas one year and later invited him to her wedding. Vivier was genuine, she said, "a real gentle spirit.
"He was trying to get himself out of some struggles — some struggles with alcohol — and just do better for himself, and he was, which was fantastic," Fesco said.
Ghanbari, who is an ensign in the U.S. Navy, helped arrange for Vivier's remains to be placed in a columbarium wall at Arlington National Cemetery. The site overlooks the Pentagon with the National Cathedral and in the distance.
At the military service, seven Marines fired three rifle shots, and a bugler played taps. Elisha Vivier carried a gold urn with her father's ashes to the wall and placed them inside, alongside the remains of thousands of veterans.
Ray Vivier was quiet, friends said, but people knew who he was. Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman met Vivier years ago while working as a social worker. He said Vivier was quiet, yet kind and compassionate. More than 125 people attended a memorial service weeks after the fire in Cleveland.
"It was a huge blow for the community. This was one of our neighbors who people cared about and knew," Cimperman said. "We're less because he's gone."
Original link found here.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So far the man seems to be a listener, He drives his older pickup truck around and actually talks to his people, and according to WeerdBeard he'll spend time to personally read correspondence from people. Picture proof below of JayG and his son with Scott Brown.
The worst fear now is that he turns out like Kirsten Gillibrand and doesn't keep his word, The next thing is the threats from the Democrats that they will pull out all the stops and attempt "budget reconciliation" where they'll only need 51 votes to send the bill along to The presidents desk to be signed or vetoed.
Congratulations go out to JayG & Weerd who are more than ecstatic over this win.
PS: A big FUCK YOU! To Pelosi & Company.
Monday, January 18, 2010
I call this occasion an important turning point for the future of America. The Dems are pulling every scumbag trick they can. Today Montieth wrote about the mindset of these people and it really gives a good indication as to how low they're willing to go in order to screw Scott Brown over.
Will he win? Myself and countless others sure the hell hope so. Hopefully Weerd & JayG have no issues making it to the polls tomorrow.
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I know that with our former mayor gone that was one less for their cause. Who else has a new mayor, And are they on or off this list?
Also as a last thought, Does MAIG even really have any power/influence other than saying we are "X" number strong and we hate guns?
Saturday, January 2, 2010
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