” The Mohawk Valley firearm manufacturer Remington Arms has won a contract worth nearly $50 million supplying the Philippine military. The contract comes amidst lingering concerns the factory will leave the state.
Remington will provide 50,000 R4 carbine rifles to the Philippine defense forces by the end of next year. Rep. Richard Hanna, (R – Barneveld), said the work on the rifles will be done in upstate New York. “
Remington would do all NY gun owners a favor if the packed up and left the state after nearly 200 years . There would be much sympathy for the people of upstate Ilion and the surrounding area as their jobs go south , but enough is enough . The policies of the ruling class in this state have been driving business out for as long as anyone can remember .
Unfortunately the manufacturing jobs that have fled the state in droves have significantly more impact on the more conservative voting people who live far from the major metropolis of New York City while the state government is primarily controlled by the liberal voters in the city and it’s immediate environs . Thus nobody in charge , Cuomo et al , give a damn about the flyover country that exists , even in NY .
” The law’s passage sparked a flurry of approaches from other states courting the gun maker to leave New York. Rumors of the factory moving south have been constant, as it was reported in August Remington’s corporate owners were scouting sites in Tennessee.
Remington’s parent company, North Carolina-based Freedom Group, has been fairly mum on the prospect.
Some smaller gun makers in New York have already packed up and left this year.”
” Back in January I wrote an article entitled If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight? The article went on to be read by a lot of people. However…
I have learned a thing or two about a thing or two since then. I wrote that article when I was just starting to wake up to what was going on around me. And to be quite blunt, if you think you are going to have time to reach for your gun during a full-scale confiscation, you may be sadly mistaken. Chances are you won’t even get to your guns before a red beam is dancing between your eyebrows.”
” We have to know what to expect. This is not about ego. This is about survival and living to fight another day. So sure, I can bow out my chest and talk about how I’m going to die a glorious death with hot smoldering brass up to my knees. I can talk about how they will pry my gun from my cold dead hands. The truth is that neither is likely to happen.
To understand the likely scenario we need to look at a situation in which full-scale gun confiscation was implemented and develop our strategy from there. Let’s talk about Hurricane Katrina.”
” Let’s get all thoughts of fantasy out of our head. We can’t assume that we will see them coming. We can’t expect a phone call from Bob who lives three blocks away. We can’t expect anything in this situation except to be surprised. Please listen to this account of someone who was there for the Katrina gun confiscation. This stuff happens with the precision of our military. This is not going to be Andy and Barney knocking on your door.”
This article is a nice primer on hiding your guns from the State and includes the following bits of helpful tips on long term storage of firearms …
Three ways to prep your gun for hiding
Three types of storage containers
Three places to hide a gun
In addition to the videos above that provide tips on long-term firearm storage we’ve included the video below that provides tips for the storage of ammunition , because what is a gun without ammo but a very expensive club .
Remember that all of these videos are provided by individual citizens with varying degrees of knowledge of the subjects on which they hold forth and so there is undoubtably room for debate .
” A Memphis homeowner who came face to face with two suspected burglars during a home invasion last week put one in the hospital and sent the other fleeing, WREG reports.
Police said the homeowner called 911 when he heard someone smashing the glass of a back room window, but before officers could arrive, the two suspects were already inside the home. However, little did the suspects know that the man was not only home, but armed as well.
The homeowner shot at the intruders, hitting one, who was later found about a block away. The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition.”
Self-Defense … The finest , most effective crime deterrent there is … Far superior to waiting for the police to collect your body or that of a loved one .
” Big game hunting, for those who partake in it, is an extraordinary and enthusiastic experience. For dedicated hunters worldwide, a Beretta Express Rifle in the hand means a trophy on the wall. Express Rifles are not ordinary firearms. Beretta’s almost five centuries of gunmaking help create Express Rifles that deliver a potent combination of ultra-strong receivers and carefully crafted barrels to comfortably handle today’s powerful ballistics with remarkable accuracy.
” Based on the configurations of the famous SO over-and-unders, the SSO6 Express Rifles have an exceptionally sturdy receiver with side-locks and cold hammer forged barrels, fully rifled inside for the maximum accuracy. Fitted with a blade front sight and a V-notch rear sight with a folding leaf, the SSO6 barrels can be custom ordered with claw mounts for a factory-fitted Zeiss® scope, sighted in at 100 meters. Hand finished, hand checkered stocks and fore-ends are made from selected walnut or walnut briar with a cheek rest. A special trapdoor compartment for extra cartridges is fitted inside the stock, and an area under the pistol grip cap holds a set of spare front sights.”
Note the typos in the above announcement : These guns are rifles , not shotguns.
Like all Beretta products this rifle is exquisitely crafted and a work of art in and of itself . It is available in calibers 9.3x74R , .375 Holland & Holland Magnum and .458 Winchester Magnum . A little investigation has revealed that the suggested list price of this beautiful firearm ($61,200.00) puts it out of our league but we’d surely welcome one as a Christmas gift .
” New York’s SAFE Act is a bad, bad thing. It requires people to register, sell or transfer (out of state) “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines. Many Empire State gun and standard capacity ammunition magazine owners have complied. Many have not. So, at some point, the State’s gonna go get ‘em.”
Apparently that “some point” has arrived . The Blaze has more on this chilling development .
” New York City has reportedly started sending out confiscation notices ordering gun owners to “immediately surrender” rifles and/or shotguns capable of holding more than five rounds of ammunition. It is illegal to possess a rifle or shotgun with the capacity to hold more than five rounds in the city, according to NYC Administrative Code 10-306 (b).”
As the Blaze notes New York City has always been much more draconian in their gun laws but this is surely an indication of things to come in Cuomo’s fiefdom .
” The notice above deals directly with New York City gun regulations, but there are also concerns of a potential state-wide gun confiscation effort in New York following the passage of the SAFE Act.
In addition to outlawing an array of semi-automatic rifles, the SAFE Act restricted ammunition magazines to seven rounds, down from 10. The law was later changed to allow gun owners to purchase magazines with the capacity to hold 10 rounds, however, only seven rounds can be loaded unless the firearm is being used at a gun range or shooting competition.”
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” A summary of the nearly yearlong investigation into the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was released by a Connecticut state’s attorney Monday, shedding little new light on the shooting that killed 26 people, including 20 children, on Dec. 14, 2012.
The 48-page report describes how 20-year-old gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, at their Newtown home before driving to the school, forcing his way in and fatally shooting 20 first-graders and six educators with an assault rifle.
But it does not establish a motive for Lanza, who turned a gun on himself as police arrived.The report concluded that Lanza acted alone.”
Lanza had mental issues ? Who would have guessed ?
” Lanza clearly had mental health issues, but prosecutors have no idea whether they contributed to his decision to take the lives of 20 children — a decision they say was meticulously premeditated. And they do not know why he chose Sandy Hook Elementary School for his crime, except perhaps that it was close to his home.”
This whole mad act stinks and has from day one and this report does nothing to clarify anything , seeming at times to be a snowjob of the entire horrific event . We are not typical conspiracy theorists but it gets harder every day to have any faith in official utterances of any kind as we are regularly bombarded with reports of authoritative corruption and abuse of power .
” We’ve given spilled a lot of virtual ink waxing poetic about DoubleTap. We loved this gun from the start. And at last, close to a year after I first held one at the SHOT Show, we have one in for review. It has been a long wait. After all of the hype, I almost expected it to be anticlimactic. But then I pulled the trigger.
Everything you may have read about the brutal recoil from the DoubleTap is true. It hurts. I put 50 rounds of .45 ACP through this gun and I’m in pain. The web of muscle between my thumb and pointer finger on my right hand is sore. The metacarpal in my thumb feels bruised. I’m not going to try to sugar coat it. The pain is sharp and intense. If you’ve shot a .44 magnum (especially one with wooden grips) you understand recoil. The DoubleTap is more painful.”
” DoubleTap Firearms has developed the world’s smallest and lightest .45 ACP concealed carry pistol on the market today. Also available in 9mm. “
||Titanium or Aluminium Frames with a MIL-STD finish that resists corrosion
||Stainless Steel Barrels
||Two rounds in the chamber and integral grips house an additional two spare rounds
||Optional Ported barrels reduces muzzle flip and recoil
||Small, slim, no-snag hammerless design for easy pocket carry
||Ambidextrous thumb latch to eject spent rounds
||U.S. Patent No. D686685 and other Patents Pending
||Double Action Trigger
The above information and specs comes directly from the manufacturer’s page , while the video and review comes from Guns.com. Both links can provide you with much more info on this neat little hide-away gun .
Carving A Turkey With A .460 Magnum Elephant Rifle And A 20,000FPS High Speed Camera! Jerry Miculek!
Jerry and the Weatherby are really better at making turkey stew than a sliced bird , but that was to be expected .
” According to investigators, a gunman entered a Get and Go convenience store Monday morning in Jefferson Davis County on Mississippi 42 and demanded money.
The armed robber shot the store owner in the leg before all the money had been taken. The gunman exited the store but returned to take the rest of the cash. By that time the owner had a 9mm handgun. When the gunman approached, the owner shot the robber at least 11 times.”
Eleven or twelve hits ? The police should shoot half as well .
Today’s offering had so many cool pictures that we had a hard time deciding which to include . As a result readers are treated to a third sample to grab their interest … We have it all covered … Air
Sea … well sort of …
And land …
If you want to see more you will have to click through , you’ll be glad you did .
” An intruder in Milwaukie tried to break into a home after he had already walked into two other apartments and had a gun pulled on him Friday night.
The man was captured on surveillance video walking up to a home and looking through a window at children playing with their babysitter. The man is then seen trying to open the door and get inside. When he discovers the door is locked, he takes off.
Before trying to get in the home, the man had reportedly walked in two other apartments. In one, he followed Crystal McKinney upstairs and inside.”
The armed citizen is the greatest deterrent to crime , of that there is no doubt . Criminals have little to fear from the police and everything to fear if they know that their potential victims are not defenseless sheep . Kudos to Ms McKinney for having the gun handy and for being confident enough of her abilities to use it in her own and our defense . We say “our” defense even though we live thousands of miles from her town in Oregon because every successful defense against the criminal class by law-abiding citizens makes all of us safer .
The progressive trend of deferring to the police and disarming the public over the past couple generations , which thankfully is receding , has been a major cause of the rise in crime . When criminals have no fear of consequences crime proliferates . When thugs fear for their safety they go elsewhere or pay a price . We are all better off for Ms McKinney’s actions and for that we thank her .
If the rumblings are to be believed , Remington Arms , New York state’s oldest gun manufacturer , is finally getting ready to head for a more amenable work environment .
“ ALBANY — Gov. Cuomo’s tough new gun law has put a target on the state’s gun makers.
Cities, counties and states from across the country have been making lucrative pitches to New York’s firearms companies, urging them to relocate. Their argument: They have a gun-friendly atmosphere, and New York does not.
“They receive solicitations . . . on almost a daily basis,” said Lawrence Kean, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade group.
“CEOs have told me they could basically move their factories for free.”
Cuomo pushed his new gun law through the Legislature a month after the deadly shooting rampage in Newtown, Conn. The law broadened the definition of what is considered a banned assault weapon, and it reduced the size of permissible gun magazines to seven rounds, from 10.
Since then, the state’s remaining firearms companies, including major employers like Remington Arms in upstate Ilion and Kimber Manufacturing in Yonkers, have been wooed by officials from places including South Carolina and Texas.”
The move can’t come soon enough for us . Any manufacturer whose livelihood is based on the manufacture and sale of a product(s) that in the state in which they reside and pay taxes has been banned should take their business elsewhere as soon as humanly possible . Here’s to hoping that both Kimber and Remington see that things will only get worse in NY , which has become an embarrassment to the Union , the Founders and freedom lovers everywhere .
Remington And Kimber To Relocate?
Remington to move to Tennessee?
National Review On Remington
” Fears of gun registration and confiscation have run rampant since Barack Obama assumed the Presidency and appointed Eric Holder as Attorney General, and now we can confirm that those fears were well founded.
Red Flag News posted the following in February:
The National Rifle Association has obtained a Department of Justice memo calling for national gun registration and confiscation. The nine page “cursory summary” on current gun control initiatives was not officially released by the Obama administration.
The DOJ memo (downloadable here as a PDF) states the administration “believes that a gun ban will not work without mandatory gun confiscation,” according to the NRA, and thinks universal background checks “won’t work without requiring national gun registration.” “
There has been much speculation regarding the legitimacy of this memo , but only today the writer (Bob Owens) had the authenticity of the DoJ document confirmed to him . Read the rest and explore the links . This should come as no surprise . If there is one opinion that Obama can be counted upon to hold unassailable it is “
people gun control” .
” Last month in a shootout between Mexican police and drug cartel members, threeofficers were killed, but following the shootout it appears that another US weapons smuggling operation was uncovered, one that includes “Kingery”
The resemblance to Operation Fast and Furious was laid out by William La Jeunesse.
La Jeunesse reports that a Justice Department document indicates that during the shootout that cartel members used “Kingery” grenades. The document, according to La Jeunesse, reads in part:
“…State Police received fire from a .50 caliber rifle and at least 10 hand grenades, the evidence of one being reported as a ‘Kingery’ grenade.”
Jean Baptiste Kingery, is a bomb maker in the United States that the Justice Department failed to prosecute. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms knew he had been making bombs since 2009. As a matter of fact, not only did they not prosecute Kingery, but like Fast and Furious, they simply allowed him to continue making bombs, claiming that they could “track” his explosives to find out where they were going.”
Coincidentally, Kingery was also converting AK-47s into automatic weapons.”
” When Kingery was arrested at the border with hundreds of empty grenade homes the following year, the US attorney failed to prosecute him. Instead, the US attorney referred to the homes as “harmless toys” and saying that the case lacked “jury appeal.” “
Read the whole sordid thing