Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Shooting Lefty

No not shooting a lefty, shooting left handed.

I went and shot the action match at my gun club this past weekend.

Damn was it hot out, I was ready to go home after the 3rd stage.

On the first stage we had 6 targets and had to engage each with two shots.

Starting from left to right you had to shoot the left three, reload, shoot the right three, reload, shoot the left three again - strong hand only, reload, and finally shoot the right three - weak hand only.

I don't shoot weak hand much at all so I was really impressed on how well I did at hitting the targets.

This picture was taken just after I got done shooting the final target with my left hand. If you look close you can see the bullet holes.

Whoops, that was taken just before I started shooting with my weak hand. The holes in the cardboard were from the first string.

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Pedophiles to launch political party [Netherlands]

Dutch pedophiles are launching a political party to push for a cut in the legal age for sexual relations to 12 from 16 and the legalization of child pornography and sex with animals, sparking widespread outrage.

The Charity, Freedom and Diversity (NVD) party said on its Web site it would be officially registered Wednesday, proclaiming: "We are going to shake The Hague awake!"

The party said it wanted to cut the legal age for sexual relations to 12 and eventually scrap the limit altogether.

"A ban just makes children curious," Ad van den Berg, one of the party's founders, told the Algemeen Dagblad (AD) newspaper.

"We want to make pedophilia the subject of discussion," he said, adding the subject had been a taboo since the 1996 Marc Dutroux child abuse scandal in neighboring Belgium.

"We want to get into parliament so we have a voice. Other politicians only talk about us in a negative sense, as if we were criminals," Van den Berg told Reuters.

The Netherlands, which already has liberal policies on soft drugs, prostitution and gay marriage, was shocked by the plan.

An opinion poll published Tuesday showed that 82 percent wanted the government to do something to stop the new party, while 67 percent said promoting pedophilia should be illegal.

"They make out as if they want more rights for children. But their position that children should be allowed sexual contact from age 12 is of course just in their own interest," anti-pedophile campaigner Ireen van Engelen told the AD daily.

Right-wing lawmaker Geert Wilders said he had asked the government to investigate whether a party with such "sick ideas" could really be established, ANP news agency reported.

Kees van deer Staaij, a member of the Christian SGP party, also demanded action: "Pedophilia and child pornography should be taboo in every constitutional state. Breaking that will just create more victims and more serious ones."

The party wants private possession of child pornography to be allowed although it supports the ban on the trade of such materials. It also supports allowing pornography to be broadcast on daytime television, with only violent pornography limited to the late evening.

Toddlers should be given sex education and youths aged 16 and up should be allowed to appear in pornographic films and prostitute themselves. Sex with animals should be allowed although abuse of animals should remain illegal, the NVD said.

The party also said everybody should be allowed to go naked in public and promotes legalizing all soft and hard drugs and free train travel for all.



Well, they're honest. Sick, twisted, and in need of a bullet to the dome, but they're honest.


.............and free train travel for all. WTF?

Friday, May 26, 2006

HOW GUN MAGAZINES WRITE ARTICLES

Instruction From The Editor To The Journalist:

Frangible Arms just bought a four page color ad in our next issue. They sent us their latest offering, the CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer. I told Fred to take it out to the range to test. He'll have the data for you tomorrow.


Feedback From Technician Fred:

The pistol is a crude copy of the World War II Japanese Nambu type 14 pistol, except it's made from unfinished zinc castings. The grips are pressed cardboard. The barrel is unrifled pipe. There are file marks all over the gun, inside and out.

Only 10 rounds of 8mm ammunition were supplied. Based on previous experience with a genuine Nambu, I set up a target two feet down range. I managed to cram four rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber. I taped the magazine in place, bolted the pistol into a machine rest, got behind a barricade, and pulled the trigger with 20 feet of 550 cord. I was unable to measure the trigger pull because my fish scale tops out at 32 pounds. On the third try, the pistol fired. From outline of the holes, I think the barrel, frame, magazine, trigger and recoil spring blew through the target. The remaining parts scattered over the landscape.

I sent the machine rest back to the factory to see if they can fix it, and we need to replace the shooting bench for the nice people who own the range. I'll be off for the rest of the day. My ears are still ringing. I need a drink.


Article Produced By The Journalist:

The CQB MK-V Tactical Destroyer is arguably the deadliest pistol in the world. Based on a combat proven military design, but constructed almost entirely of space age alloy, it features a remarkable barrel design engineered to produce a cone of fire, a feature much valued by Special Forces world wide. The Destroyer shows clear evidence of extensive hand fitting. The weapon disassembles rapidly without tools. At a reasonable combat distance, I put five holes in the target faster than I would have thought possible. This is the pistol to have if you want to end a gunfight at all costs. The gun is a keeper, and I find myself unable to send it back.


Now that's some funny shit!!

Kick ass site to track FL gun laws!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Hastert's office to ABC: Keep it up and we'll sue you.

Dear Mr. Westin, Stephanopoulos, and Mr. Ross:

At 7:25 p.m., the Statement of the Department of Justice confirmed:

“Speaker Hastert is not under investigation by the Justice Department.”

At 10:21 p.m., you wrote:

“Whether they like it or not, members of Congress, including Hastert, are under investigation,” one federal official said tonight.”

This statement is false, and your republication of it after actual knowledge of its falsity constitutes libel and defamation. ABC News’ continued publication of this false information, after having actual knowledge of its falsity, evidences a specific and malicious intent to injure and damage Speaker Hastert’s reputation by continued repetition of a known falsehood.

We will take any and all actions necessary to rectify the harm ABC has caused and to hold those at ABC responsible for their conduct.

Please advise regarding who will accept service of process to remedy this intentional falsehood.

Very truly yours,
J. Randolph Evans
Stefan C. Passantino
Counsel to Speaker J. Dennis Hastert

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Attention United Nations: F*#K YOU!!

Stop the U.N. Gun Ban

Don't mess with this 15 year old....

Intruder shot by teen with two guns

The man -- later identified by police as Keil Jumper -- kicked the door off its hinges and barged into the home about 3:30 a.m. Jumper, 22, lives on the Seminoles' reservation near Hollywood.

Javaris, who is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 125 pounds, took cover behind a wall, armed with a gun in each hand. One of the guns was a .38 caliber, but family members said Tuesday night they were unsure about the other gun.

''He was going crazy,'' Javaris said. ``I shot one time to let him know he had to leave. The dude didn't leave. He was looking at my eyes, trying to get closer.''

The gun in Javaris' right hand jammed, and he fired with the gun in his left, sending Jumper running from the single-story home. Javaris thought his shots missed the man, simply scaring him off.

''I was real scared. . . . When I was shooting, my main focus was protecting my mom and family,'' Javaris said.

Police found Jumper lying on the ground a few houses away, shot multiple times and bleeding from his wounds, said Hollywood police Capt. Tony Rode.

Jumper was taken to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, where he was in serious condition Tuesday night.

''Preliminary investigation suggests it was a justifiable shooting, and the 15-year-old won't be charged,'' Rode said.

Police said the family did not know Jumper. Records show Jumper has served time in prison for cocaine possession, criminal mischief and throwing a deadly projectile into a home.

He was arrested Feb. 19 for battery and larceny and again on March 28 for larceny.

On Friday, the day before he allegedly broke into the Chandler home, Jumper was arrested by Seminole police for assault on an officer and resisting an officer.


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"I thought he was going to kill me," Chandler said. "The most thing I need to stress is that 911 did not respond."



Good shooting....

Javaris thought his shots missed the man, simply scaring him off.


And that's why you don't stop shooting till the attacker drops or runs away.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

OK this is cool.........

I normally don't post things from my work but this one is too cool not to post.

I drew this up in Autocad and we had a foam guy here in JAX make up this thing.

It's a 1/4 of the part. Our fiberglass shop will pull a mold off this and make 4 pcs. to construct the final product.







And the funny thing about this thing is that it only weighs about 5 lbs.

William Jefferson



"Why won't I step down you ask? I was caught on tape accepting $100,000 from an FBI informant and the cash was found in my freezer. What's wrong with that?

The truth will come out and you will see that I obtained the money from a girl in Nigeria and I was merely trying to help her get her money out of the country. I was just holding on to the money for her until she was able to come to the US and claim it from me."

Monday, May 22, 2006

So I'm thinking about buying a stripped virgin lower.....

...... in order to build an AR-15 pistol. [What did you think I was talking about?]

In order to build a AR pistol you need to buy a lower that has never been built into a rifle, thus the virgin part. And stripped means no parts in the lower. I might just buy the lower with the LPK already installed, it comes out cheaper that way for some reason.



I'm going to go with a Stag lower and I'm looking hard at a BOHICA upper. Still haven't decided on a barrel length yet. I want it short but not too short. BOHICA offers a 6.25" barrel (pictured) but I think I might go with a 7.5".



Hopefully I can get this built for under a grand....


Click HERE if you'd like to see other people's AR pistol builds. (Dial-up beware.)



Wow. Here's a red flag story......

Saudi Men Who Rode School Bus Arrested

TAMPA - Two Saudi men were arrested Friday after they boarded a school bus and rode to Wharton High School in New Tampa.



Students on the bus became alarmed, as did the bus driver, who called ahead. Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies met the bus at the school and detained the men. No one was injured and nothing out of line occurred on the bus, deputies said.

Mana Saleh Almanajam, 23, who lives in Apt. 302 in The Point apartments, and Shaker Mohsen Alsidran, 20 Monticello Gardens, Apt. 304-A, each were charged with trespassing on school property. Both remained in Orient Road Jail on Friday evening. Bail for each was set at $250.

"Both defendants gave several versions of the reason they took a school bus to a high school," said Hillsborough County sheriff's spokesman J.D. Callaway.

"They said they wanted to go to Wharton to look around, and then they said they wanted to go there to have some fun, and then they said they wanted to enroll in the English classes there," Callaway said.

"We're not sure if this was a situation of them just being new to this country, or if they were confused or what it was," Callaway said. "We were unsure as to exactly what the final reason was, but it did cause great concern for the students on the bus and for us. One of the guys was wearing shorts with a black trench coat."

While on the bus, the men laughed and spoke in Arabic, Callaway said.

Ahmed Bedier, Tampa director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said the men likely meant no harm and that because "they were from Saudi Arabia, that escalated the situation."

He blamed the incident on cultural differences.

"They didn't differentiate between a school bus and public transportation," he said.

The bus picked up the students and the men at about 7 a.m. Friday at the corner of Fletcher Avenue and 42nd Street, deputies said.

The bus driver, a substitute, reached her supervisors by telephone. They relayed the information to Wharton High resource Deputy Mike Eastman, who met the bus when it arrived at school at about 7:30 a.m., and detained the men.

The sheriff's Homeland Security Division, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Regional Domestic Security Task Force, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the FBI all were notified.

Almanajam and Alsidran at first told deputies they were from Morocco, but later admitted being from Saudi Arabia, deputies said. They said they were enrolled at the English Language Institute at the University of South Florida.

Both arrived in the United States about six months ago and have student visas that require them to be enrolled at the English Language Institute, Callaway said.

Authorities searched the apartments of the two men and found nothing of concern, he said.

The term TRIAL RUN comes to mind as a reason for them getting on the bus.

Terrorists know our schools are huge soft targets.

This just stinks of them trying to see how far they could get into a plan of some sorts.

Even if they didn't know the difference between a school bus and public transportation why the hell did they first say they were from Morocco?

And what the hell is with the shorts a black trench coat?

Friday, May 19, 2006

Iran eyes badges for Jews

Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims.

"This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis."

Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear almost identical "standard Islamic garments."

The law, which must still be approved by Iran's "Supreme Guide" Ali Khamenehi before being put into effect, also establishes special insignia to be worn by non-Muslims.

Iran's roughly 25,000 Jews would have to sew a yellow strip of cloth on the front of their clothes, while Christians would wear red badges and Zoroastrians would be forced to wear blue cloth.

"There's no reason to believe they won't pass this," said Rabbi Hier. "It will certainly pass unless there's some sort of international outcry over this."

Bernie Farber, the chief executive of the Canadian Jewish Congress, said he was "stunned" by the measure. "We thought this had gone the way of the dodo bird, but clearly in Iran everything old and bad is new again," he said. "It's state-sponsored religious discrimination."

Link


Do we really need any more proof that Iran isn't part of the sane world?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

New FL gun laws passed

DATE: May 9, 2006
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
NRA Past President
Executive Director Unified Sportsmen of Florida

Six progun, prohunting bills supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida have passed the Florida Legislature and are on the way to Governor Jeb Bush's (R) desk.

To contact Governor Bush and urge him to sign all six (6) progun & prohunting bills, send him an email at: jeb.bush@myflorida.com

IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT: Please Sign All 6 progun & prohunting bills

FLORIDA -- END OF 2006 SESSION REPORT ON NRA/USF SUPPORTED BILLS

PASSED -- HB-125 Hunter/Voter -- by Rep. Greg Evers (R-Milton) and Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis) Provides that people who purchase a hunting or fishing license by phone, over the Internet or in person will have the opportunity to get a voter registration application. PASSED the HOUSE 110-6 and the SENATE 31-8. It awaits Governor Jeb Bush's signature

PASSED -- HB-265 No-Net-Loss of Hunting Lands -- by Rep. Don Brown (R-DeFuniak Springs) and Sen. Nancy Argenziano (R-Crystal River) Requires Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to support, promote, & enhance hunting opportunities & to provide comparable acreage for any loss of existing hunting lands; requires agencies & water management districts to cooperate with FWC in designating replacement hunting lands. PASSED the HOUSE 118-0 and the SENATE 40-0. It awaits Governor Jeb Bush's signature

PASSED -- HB-285 To Prohibit Confiscation of Firearms -- by Rep. Mitch Needelman (R-Palm Bay) and Sen. Carey Baker (R-Eustis) Prohibits confiscation, seizure, or taking of firearms that are lawfully possessed by law-abiding citizens during a state of emergency (as was done in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina). PASSED the HOUSE 116-0 and the SENATE 40-0. It awaits Governor Jeb Bush's signature

PASSED -- HB-687 To Protect Personal Information of Concealed Weapons Licenseholders -- by Rep. Sandy Adams (R-Oviedo) and Sen. Mike Haridopolis (R-Melbourne) Provides confidentiality and exemption from public records requirements of personal identifying information, names, addresses, birth dates, social security numbers, phone numbers, & license numbers contained in records maintained by the Division of Licensing of DOACS of individuals who have applied for or received licenses to carry concealed weapons or firearms PASSED the HOUSE 83-27 and t he SENATE 37-2. It awaits Governor Jeb Bush's signature

PASSED -- HB-1029 Firearms in National Forests & State Parks -- by Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) and Sen. Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) Restores the right to possess firearms for self-defense and other lawful purposes in National Forests and State Parks by repealing the laws and regulations that have banned firearms in those areas. PASSED the HOUSE 90-27 and the SENATE 31-6. It awaits Governor Jeb Bush's signature

PASSED -- SB-1290 Concealed Weapons/License Renewal/Military -- by Sen. Mike Fasano (R-New Port Richey) and Rep. Marti Coley (R-Marianna) Provides that a concealed weapons/firearms license of a United States Armed Services member does not expire while the service member is on active duty away from home. Extends the life of the license for 180 days after returning home. PASSED the HOUSE 120-0 and the SENATE 39-0. It awaits Governor Jeb Bush's signature

DID NOT PASS -- SB-206/HB-129 Firearms/Parking Lots/Motor Vehicles -- by Sen. Durell Peaden (R-Crestview) and Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) To prohibit businesses from searching private vehicles and banning firearms in private vehicles in public parking lots. DID NOT PASS. WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR

Have you read about the captured al-Qaeda document found in Iraq?

Not really a surprise if you haven't.

I'd be shocked to see that the lefty media would report on a story that confirms the terrorists in Iraq are using the media as their main weapon against the US and Iraqis.

PipeLineNews has a good summary. And the full text of the letter.

Translated Iraqi Document Shows Al-Qaeda In Disarray And Dependant On Lefty Media

May 8, 2006 - Washington, DC - PipeLineNews.org - This document contains a startlingly frank admission by Iraqi based al-Qaeda terrorists that they are in a steadily worsening situation:

..."the Americans and the Government were able to absorb our painful blows, sustain them, compensate their losses with new replacements, and follow strategic plans which allowed them in the past few years to take control of Baghdad as well as other areas one after the other. That is why every year is worse than the previous year..."

Moreover the "mujahadeen" are completely and totally reliant upon the main stream leftist media to do their bidding and have developed their strategy along the lines of getting as many IED attacks on television as possible - thank you CBS, NBC, ABC & CNN.

"The policy followed by the brothers in Baghdad is a media oriented policy...Other word, the significance of the strategy of their work is to show in the media that the American and the government do not control the situation and there is resistance against them. This policy dragged us to the type of operations that are attracted to the media..."

It couldn't be more clear, the American media is al-Qaeda's last hope for victory, how will this information be received and processed now that they have officially been placed on notice?




Captain's Quarters
also goes into the document.

Israel foils plot to kill Palestinian president

Uzi Mahnaimi, Tel Aviv
London TImes

A HAMAS plot to assassinate Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has been thwarted after he was tipped off by Israeli intelligence.

Hamas’s military wing, the Izza Din Al-Qassem, had planned to kill Abbas at his office in Gaza, intelligence sources said.

Abbas, who became president of the Palestinian Authority last year after the death of Yasser Arafat, was formally warned of the danger by the Israelis and cancelled a planned visit to the territory.

The murder plan is the clearest sign yet of the tensions inside the Palestinian Authority between Hamas, which swept to power after elections in January, and Abbas’s Fatah movement.

Hamas leaders, who refuse to recognise the state of Israel, suspect Abbas of obstructing their attempts to govern, which have been hampered by a financial boycott from donor nations. “Hamas considers Abbas to be a barrier to its complete control over Palestine and decided to kill him,” said a Palestinian source who was an adviser to Arafat and is a close acquaintance of Abbas.

It is understood that the attack would also have targeted Mohammed Dahlan, Abbas’s strongman in Gaza.

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Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Come November 17th say bye-bye to some cash.....

THE PS3 IS COMING OUT!!!

The Latest from Sony at E3 2006

President Nutjob's letter to President Bush.

Via Laura Mansfield

May 9, 2006: Complete text of letter from Iran's President to US President Bush

Mr George Bush, President of the United States of America

For sometime now I have been thinking, how one can justify the undeniable contradictions that exist in the international arena -- which are being constantly debated, specially in political forums and amongst university students. Many questions remain unanswered. These have prompted me to discuss some of the contradictions and questions, in the hopes that it might bring about an opportunity to redress them.

Can one be a follower of Jesus Christ (PBUH), the great Messenger of God,

Feel obliged to respect human rights,

Present liberalism as a civilization model,

Announce one’s opposition to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and WMDs,

Make “War and Terror” his slogan,

And finally, Work towards the establishment of a unified international community – a community which Christ and the virtuous of the Earth will one day govern,

But at the same time, Have countries attacked; The lives, reputations and possessions of people destroyed and on the slight chance of the … of a … criminals in a village city, or convoy for example the entire village, city or convey set ablaze.

Or because of the possibility of the existence of WMDs in one country, it is occupied, around one hundred thousand people killed, its water sources, agriculture and industry destroyed, close to 180,000 foreign troops put on the ground, sanctity of private homes of citizens broken, and the country pushed back perhaps fifty years. At what price? Hundreds of billions of dollars spent from the treasury of one country and certain other countries and tens of thousands of young men and women – as occupation troops – put in harms way, taken away from family and love ones, their hands stained with the blood of others, subjected to so much psychological pressure that everyday some commit suicide ant those returning home suffer depression, become sickly and grapple with all sorts of aliments; while some are killed and their bodies handed of their families.

On the pretext of the existence of WMDs, this great tragedy came to engulf both the peoples of the occupied and the occupying country. Later it was revealed that no WMDs existed to begin with.

Of course Saddam was a murderous dictator. But the war was not waged to topple him, the announced goal of the war was to find and destroy weapons of mass destruction. He was toppled along the way towards another goal, nevertheless the people of the region are happy about it. I point out that throughout the many years of the … war on Iran Saddam was supported by the West.

Mr President, You might know that I am a teacher. My students ask me how can theses actions be reconciled with the values outlined at the beginning of this letter and duty to the tradition of Jesus Christ (PBUH), the Messenger of peace and forgiveness.

There are prisoners in Guantanamo Bay that have not been tried, have no legal representation, their families cannot see them and are obviously kept in a strange land outside their own country. There is no international monitoring of their conditions and fate. No one knows whether they are prisoners, POWs, accused or criminals.

European investigators have confirmed the existence of secret prisons in Europe too. I could not correlate the abduction of a person, and him or her being kept in secret prisons, with the provisions of any judicial system. For that matter, I fail to understand how such actions correspond to the values outlined in the beginning of this letter, i.e. the teachings of Jesus Christ (PBUH), human rights and liberal values.

Young people, university students and ordinary people have many questions about the phenomenon of Israel. I am sure you are familiar with some of them.

Throughout history many countries have been occupied, but I think the establishment of a new country with a new people, is a new phenomenon that is exclusive to our times. Students are saying that sixty years ago such a country did no exist. The show old documents and globes and say try as we have, we have not been able to find a country named Israel.

I tell them to study the history of WWI and II. One of my students told me that during WWII, which more than tens of millions of people perished in, news about the war, was quickly disseminated by the warring parties. Each touted their victories and the most recent battlefront defeat of the other party. After the war, they claimed that six million Jews had been killed. Six million people that were surely related to at least two million families.

Again let us assume that these events are true. Does that logically translate into the establishment of the state of Israel in the Middle East or support for such a state? How can this phenomenon be rationalised or explained?

Mr President, I am sure you know how – and at what cost – Israel was established:

- Many thousands were killed in the process.

- Millions of indigenous people were made refugees.

- Hundred of thousands of hectares of farmland, olive plantations, towns and villages were destroyed.

This tragedy is not exclusive to the time of establishment; unfortunately it has been ongoing for sixty years now.

A regime has been established which does not show mercy even to kids, destroys houses while the occupants are still in them, announces beforehand its list and plans to assassinate Palestinian figures and keeps thousands of Palestinians in prison. Such a phenomenon is unique – or at the very least extremely rare – in recent memory.

Another big question asked by people is why is this regime being supported?

Is support for this regime in line with the teachings of Jesus Christ (PBUH) or Moses (PBUH) or liberal values?

Or are we to understand that allowing the original inhabitants of these lands – inside and outside Palestine – whether they are Christian, Muslim or Jew, to determine their fate, runs contrary to principles of democracy, human rights and the teachings of prophets? If not, why is there so much opposition to a referendum?

The newly elected Palestinian administration recently took office. All independent observes have confirmed that this government represents the electorate. Unbelievingly, they have put the elected government under pressure and have advised it to recognise the Israeli regime, abandon the struggle and follow the programs of the previous government.

If the current Palestinian government had run on the above platform, would the Palestinian people have voted for it? Again, can such position taken in opposition to the Palestinian government be reconciled with the values outlined earlier? The people are also saying “why are all UNSC resolutions in condemnation of Israel vetoed?”

Mr President, As you are well aware, I live amongst the people and am in constant contact with them -- many people from around the Middle East manage to contact me as well. They dot not have faith in these dubious policies either. There is evidence that the people of the region are becoming increasingly angry with such policies.

It is not my intention to pose to many questions, but I need to refer to other points as well.

Why is it that any technological and scientific achievement reached in the Middle East regions is translated into and portrayed as a threat to the Zionist regime? Is not scientific R&D one of the basic rights of nations.

You are familiar with history. Aside from the Middle Ages, in what other point in history has scientific and technical progress been a crime? Can the possibility of scientific achievements being utilised for military purposes be reason enough to oppose science and technology altogether? If such a supposition is true, then all scientific disciplines, including physics, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, engineering, etc. must be opposed.

Lies were told in the Iraqi matter. What was the result? I have no doubt that telling lies is reprehensible in any culture, and you do not like to be lied to.

Mr President, Don’t Latin Americans have the right to ask, why their elected governments are being opposed and coup leaders supported? Or, why must they constantly be threatened and live in fear?

The people of Africa are hardworking, creative and talented. They can play an important and valuable role in providing for the needs of humanity and contribute to its material and spiritual progress. Poverty and hardship in large parts of Africa are preventing this from happening. Don’t they have the right to ask why their enormous wealth – including minerals – is being looted, despite the fact that they need it more than others? Again, do such actions correspond to the teachings of Christ and the tenets of human rights?

The brave and faithful people of Iran too have many questions and grievances, including: the coup d’etat of 1953 and the subsequent toppling of the legal government of the day, opposition to the Islamic revolution, transformation of an Embassy into a headquarters supporting, the activities of those opposing the Islamic Republic (many thousands of pages of documents corroborates this claim), support for Saddam in the war waged against Iran, the shooting down of the Iranian passenger plane, freezing the assets of the Iranian nation, increasing threats, anger and displeasure vis-à-vis the scientific and nuclear progress of the Iranian nation (just when all Iranians are jubilant and collaborating their country’s progress), and many other grievances that I will not refer to in this letter.

Mr President, September Eleven was a horrendous incident. The killing of innocents is deplorable and appalling in any part of the world. Our government immediately declared its disgust with the perpetrators and offered its condolences to the bereaved and expressed its sympathies.

All governments have a duty to protect the lives, property and good standing of their citizens.

Reportedly your government employs extensive security, protection and intelligence systems – and even hunts its opponents abroad. September eleven was not a simple operation. Could it be planned and executed without coordination with intelligence and security services – or their extensive infiltration? Of course this is just an educated guess. Why have the various aspects of the attacks been kept secret? Why are we not told who botched their responsibilities? And, why aren’t those responsible and the guilty parties identified and put on trial?

All governments have a duty to provide security and peace of mind for their citizens. For some years now, the people of your country and neighbours of world trouble spots do not have peace of mind. After 9.11, instead of healing and tending to the emotional wounds of the survivors and the American people – who had been immensely traumatised by the attacks – some Western media only intensified the climates of fear and insecurity – some constantly talked about the possibility of new terror attacks and kept the people in fear. Is that service to the American people? Is it possible to calculate the damages incurred from fear and panic?

American citizen lived in constant fear of fresh attacks that could come at any moment and in any place. They felt insecure in the streets, in their place of work and at home. Who would be happy with this situation? Why was the media, instead of conveying a feeling of security and providing peace of mind, giving rise to a feeling of insecurity?

Some believe that the hype paved the way – and was the justification – for an attack on Afghanistan. Again I need to refer to the role of media.

In media charters, correct dissemination of information and honest reporting of a story are established tenets. I express my deep regret about the disregard shown by certain Western media for these principles. The main pretext for an attack on Iraq was the existence of WMDs. This was repeated incessantly – for the public to, finally, believe – and the ground set for an attack on Iraq.

Will the truth not be lost in a contrive and deceptive climate?

Again, if the truth is allowed to be lost, how can that be reconciled with the earlier mentioned values?

Is the truth known to the Almighty lost as well?

Mr President, In countries around the world, citizens provide for the expenses of governments so that their governments in turn are able to serve them.

The question here is “what has the hundreds of billions of dollars, spent every year to pay for the Iraqi campaign, produced for the citizens?”

As your Excellency is aware, in some states of your country, people are living in poverty.

Many thousands are homeless and unemployment is a huge problem. Of course these problems exist – to a larger or lesser extent – in other countries as well. With these conditions in mind, can the gargantuan expenses of the campaign – paid from the public treasury – be explained and be consistent with the aforementioned principles?

What has been said, are some of the grievances of the people around the world, in our region and in your country. But my main contention – which I am hoping you will agree to some of it – is:

Those in power have specific time in office, and do not rule indefinitely, but their names will be recorded in history and will be constantly judged in the immediate and distant futures.

The people will scrutinize our presidencies.

Did we manage to bring peace, security and prosperity for the people or insecurity and unemployment?

Did we intend to establish justice, or just supported especial interest groups, and by forcing many people to live in poverty and hardship, made a few people rich and powerful – thus trading the approval of the people and the Almighty with theirs’?

Did we defend the rights of the underprivileged or ignore them?

Did we defend the rights of all people around the world or imposed wars on them, interfered illegally in their affairs, established hellish prisons and incarcerated some of them?

Did we bring the world peace and security or raised the specter of intimidation and threats?

Did we tell the truth to our nation and others around the world or presented an inverted version of it?

Were we on the side of people or the occupiers and oppressors?

Did our administration set out to promote rational behaviour, logic, ethics, peace, fulfilling obligations, justice, service to the people, prosperity, progress and respect for human dignity or the force of guns.

Intimidation, insecurity, disregard for the people, delaying the progress and excellence of other nations, and trample on people’s rights?

And finally, they will judge us on whether we remained true to our oath of office – to serve the people, which is our main task, and the traditions of the prophets – or not?

Mr President, How much longer can the world tolerate this situation?

Where will this trend lead the world to?

How long must the people of the world pay for the incorrect decisions of some rulers?

How much longer will the specter of insecurity – raised from the stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction – hunt the people of the world?

How much longer will the blood of the innocent men, women and children be spilled on the streets, and people’s houses destroyed over their heads?

Are you pleased with the current condition of the world?

Do you think present policies can continue?

If billions of dollars spent on security, military campaigns and troop movement were instead spent on investment and assistance for poor countries, promotion of health, combating different diseases, education and improvement of mental and physical fitness, assistance to the victims of natural disasters, creation of employment opportunities and production, development projects and poverty alleviation, establishment of peace, mediation between disputing states and distinguishing the flames of racial, ethnic and other conflicts were would the world be today? Would not your government, and people be justifiably proud?

Would not your administration’s political and economic standing have been stronger?

And I am most sorry to say, would there have been an ever increasing global hatred of the American governments?

Mr President, it is not my intention to distress anyone.

If prophet Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Ishmael, Joseph or Jesus Christ (PBUH) were with us today, how would they have judged such behaviour? Will we be given a role to play in the promised world, where justice will become universal and Jesus Christ (PBUH) will be present? Will they even accept us?

My basic question is this: Is there no better way to interact with the rest of the world? Today there are hundreds of millions of Christians, hundreds of millions of Moslems and millions of people who follow the teachings of Moses (PBUH). All divine religions share and respect on word and that is “monotheism” or belief in a single God and no other in the world.

The holy Koran stresses this common word and calls on an followers of divine religions and says: [3.64] Say: O followers of the Book! Come to an equitable proposition between us and you that we shall not serve any but Allah and (that) we shall not associate aught. With Him and (that) some of us shall not take others for lords besides Allah, but if they turn back, then say: Bear witness that we are Muslims. (The Family of Imran).

Mr President, According to divine verses, we have all been called upon to worship one God and follow the teachings of divine prophets.

“To worship a God which is above all powers in the world and can do all He pleases.” “The Lord which knows that which is hidden and visible, the past and the future, knows what goes on in the Hearts of His servants and records their deeds.”

“The Lord who is the possessor of the heavens and the earth and all universe is His court” “planning for the universe is done by His hands, and gives His servants the glad tidings of mercy and forgiveness of sins”. “He is the companion of the oppressed and the enemy of oppressors”. “He is the Compassionate, the Merciful”. “He is the recourse of the faithful and guides them towards the light from darkness”. “He is witness to the actions of His servants”,

“He calls on servants to be faithful and do good deeds, and asks them to stay on the path of righteousness and remain steadfast”. “Calls on servants to heed His prophets and He is a witness to their deeds.” “A bad ending belongs only to those who have chosen the life of this world and disobey Him and oppress His servants”. And “A good and eternal paradise belong to those servants who fear His majesty and do not follow their lascivious selves.”

We believe a return to the teachings of the divine prophets is the only road leading to salvations. I have been told that Your Excellency follows the teachings of Jesus (PBUH), and believes in the divine promise of the rule of the righteous on Earth.

We also believe that Jesus Christ (PBUH) was one of the great prophets of the Almighty. He has been repeatedly praised in the Koran. Jesus (PBUH) has been quoted in Koran as well; [19,36] And surely Allah is my Lord and your Lord, therefore serves Him; this is the right path, Marium.

Service to and obedience of the Almighty is the credo of all divine messengers.

The God of all people in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, the Pacific and the rest of the world is one. He is the Almighty who wants to guide and give dignity to all His servants. He has given greatness to Humans.

We again read in the Holy Book: “The Almighty God sent His prophets with miracles and clear signs to guide the people and show them divine signs and purity them from sins and pollutions. And He sent the Book and the balance so that the people display justice and avoid the rebellious.”

All of the above verses can be seen, one way or the other, in the Good Book as well. Divine prophets have promised:

The day will come when all humans will congregate before the court of the Almighty, so that their deeds are examined. The good will be directed towards Haven and evildoers will meet divine retribution. I trust both of us believe in such a day, but it will not be easy to calculate the actions of rulers, because we must be answerable to our nations and all others whose lives have been directly or indirectly effected by our actions.

All prophets, speak of peace and tranquillity for man – based on monotheism, justice and respect for human dignity.

Do you not think that if all of us come to believe in and abide by these principles, that is, monotheism, worship of God, justice, respect for the dignity of man, belief in the Last Day, we can overcome the present problems of the world – that are the result of disobedience to the Almighty and the teachings of prophets – and improve our performance?

Do you not think that belief in these principles promotes and guarantees peace, friendship and justice?

Do you not think that the aforementioned written or unwritten principles are universally respected?

Will you not accept this invitation? That is, a genuine return to the teachings of prophets, to monotheism and justice, to preserve human dignity and obedience to the Almighty and His prophets?

Mr President, History tells us that repressive and cruel governments do not survive. God has entrusted

The fate of man to them. The Almighty has not left the universe and humanity to their own devices. Many things have happened contrary to the wishes and plans of governments. These tell us that there is a higher power at work and all events are determined by Him.

Can one deny the signs of change in the world today?

Is this situation of the world today comparable to that of ten years ago? Changes happen fast and come at a furious pace.

The people of the world are not happy with the status quo and pay little heed to the promises and comments made by a number of influential world leaders. Many people around the wolrd feel insecure and oppose the spreading of insecurity and war and do not approve of and accept dubious policies.

The people are protesting the increasing gap between the haves and the have-nots and the rich and poor countries.

The people are disgusted with increasing corruption.

The people of many countries are angry about the attacks on their cultural foundations and the disintegration of families. They are equally dismayed with the fading of care and compassion.

The people of the world have no faith in international organisations, because their rights are not advocated by these organisations.

Liberalism and Western style democracy have not been able to help realize the ideals of humanity. Today these two concepts have failed. Those with insight can already hear the sounds of the shattering and fall of the ideology and thoughts of the liberal democratic systems.

We increasingly see that people around the world are flocking towards a main focal point – that is the Almighty God. Undoubtedly through faith in God and the teachings of the prophets, the people will conquer their problems. My question for you is: “Do you not want to join them?”

Mr President, Whether we like it or not, the world is gravitating towards faith in the Almighty and justice and the will of God will prevail over all things.

Vasalam Ala Man Ataba’al hoda
Mahmood Ahmadi-Najad
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

FL gun law news. [good things passed, bad things died]

DATE: May 6, 2006
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
NRA Past President
Executive Director Unified Sportsmen of Florida

Thursday, May 4, 2006, a bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida, to exempt personal information of concealed weapons and firearms license holders from public records, passed the Florida Legislature and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.

HB-687 Sponsored by Representative Sandy Adams (R-Orlando) in the House and Senator Mike Haridopolis (R-Melbourne) in the Senate does the following:

1. Exempts the personal identifying information of persons who apply for and receive concealed weapons and firearms licenses from public records.

2. Makes the data available to law enforcement for legitimate law enforcement purposes.

3. Stops media harassment of license holders.

In the past the media have posted names, addresses, birth dates, and other personal identifying information on websites and have printed them in newspapers. Such reckless conduct subjects license holders to possible identity theft, theft of firearms by criminals and tells domestic violence abusers and stalkers where to find victims who have moved to hide themselves and their children from these predators.

The bill passed the House 83-27 and passed the Senate 37-2.

Special thanks go to Senate President Tom Lee (R-Brandon) and House Speaker Allan Bense (R-Panama City) for helping move this legislation.

SENATE (CO-SPONSORS) Senators Victor Crist (R); Evelyn Lynn (R); Burt Saunders (R)

HOUSE (CO-SPONSORS) Donna Clark (R)

THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BILL IN THE SENATE: Gwen Margolis (D); Nan Rich (D)

THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BILL IN THE HOUSE: Representatives Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall (D), Mary Brandenberg (D); Phillip Brutus (D), Susan Bucher (D), Edward Bullard (D), Joyce Cusack (D); Anne Gannon (D), Dan Gelber (D), Audrey Gibson (D), Ken Gottlieb (D), Ron Greenstein (D); Bob Heinriquez (D); Wilbert Holloway (D), Ed Jennings (D); Arthenia Joyner (D), Frank Peterman (D), Curtis Richardson (D); Yolly Roberson (D), Tim Ryan (D), Franklin Sands (D), Jack Seiler (D), Irving Slosberg (D), Chris Smith (D), Eleanor Sobel (D), Priscilla Taylor (D), Shelly Vana (D

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DATE: May 4, 2006
TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends
FROM: Marion P. Hammer
NRA Past President
Executive Director Unified Sportsmen of Florida

A bill supported by the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida to prohibit confiscation of firearms following hurricanes (such as was done in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina) passed the Florida Legislature Thursday, May 4, and is on its way to Governor Jeb Bush (R) for his signature.

HB-285 sponsored by Representative Mitch Needelman (R-Melbourne) in the House and Senators Carey Baker (R-Eustis) and Bill Posey (R-Rockledge) in the Senate does the following:

1. Amends the Emergency Management Powers Act to prohibit the governor from ordering or authorizing the seizure, taking, or confiscation of firearms that are lawfully possessed, unless a persona is engaged in a criminal act.

2. Amends the Emergency Management Powers Act to prohibit any public official from ordering or authorizing the seizure, taking, or confiscation of firearms that are lawfully possessed, unless a persona is engaged in a criminal act.

The bill passed the House 116-0 and passed the Senate 40-0

Special thanks to Senate President Tom Lee (R-Brandon) and House Speaker Allan Bense (R-Panama City) for helping move this legislation.

SENATE (CO-SPONSORS) Senators J.D. Alexander (R), Mike Haridopolis (R), Burt Saunders (R), Steve Wise (R)

HOUSE (CO-SPONSORS) Thad Altman (R); Dennis Baxley (R); Fred Brummer(R); Donna Clarke (R); Faye Culp (R); Gayle Harrell(R); Will Kendrick (D); Paige Kreegel (R); John Legg (R); Dave Murzin(R); Dwight Stansel (D)

THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BILL IN THE HOUSE: NONE

THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE BILL IN THE SENATE: NONE

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Concealed Weapons/Health Care Fac.: provides that license to carry concealed weapon or firearm does not authorize person to carry such weapon or firearem into health care facility. Amends 790.06.

05/05/06 S Died in Committee on Criminal Justice Saturday, May 06, 2006 1:11 AM

Friday, May 05, 2006

At least this Kennedy didn't kill anyone.......

Police say they were prevented from giving Kennedy a sobriety test


WASHINGTON
- Rep. Patrick Kennedy wrecked his car in an early morning accident on Capitol Hill Thursday, and police say supervisors stopped them from giving him a sobriety test.

Two police union officials, who were not at the scene, complained that the Rhode Island congressman and son of Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., looked like he'd been drinking after crashing into a barrier near the Capitol building at 2:45 a.m.

"The driver exited the vehicle and he was observed to be staggering," Officer Greg Baird, the acting head of the Capitol police union, wrote in a letter to his boss, according to the newspaper Roll Call.

Lou Cannon, president of the Washington chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, said Kennedy looked intoxicated.

"It's my understanding that he had an odor of alcohol about him and he was unsteady on his feet," Cannon said.

Kennedy, who has a history of substance abuse and depression, admitted to the car accident, but denied he had been drinking.

"I was involved in a traffic incident last night," said the 38-year-old. "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident. I will fully cooperate with the Capitol Police in whatever investigation they choose to undertake."

Late Thursday night, Kennedy put out a second statement saying he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness.

Baird complained in his letter to acting Capitol police Chief Christopher McGaffin that Kennedy and a pair of sergeants thwarted any proper investigation.

When cops first approached, he "declared to them he was a Congressman and was late to a vote," Baird's letter says. "The House had adjourned nearly three hours before this incident."

It was unclear if Kennedy raised the voting issue intentionally to avoid being detained and tested, because Capitol Hill lawmakers get a legal pass to rush to votes.

Baird says the sergeants stopped the officers from doing a field sobriety test, and after talking to the watch commander, "ordered all of the Patrol Division Units to leave the scene and that they were taking over."

Kennedy was then given a ride home.

Baird's letter also said Kennedy narrowly missed a cop car before slamming into the barrier with his lights off.

Capitol police would only say in a statement that they "are investigating a traffic violation."

But the police union is demanding a full investigation.

"If the events unfolded as they have been reported to me, and I believe they did, a complete and immediate investigation into them is required," Baird wrote. He demanded to know why the responding officers were not allowed to investigate Kennedy.

"This appears to be interference with their duties as U.S. Capitol Police Officers and may have prevented the collection of evidence of such violations," he wrote.

The early morning crash comes just a couple weeks after Kennedy wrecked another car in Portsmouth, R.I., on April 15. The congressman, driving a 2003 Crown Victoria, reportedly collided with a Nissan Maxima outside a drug store. No charges were filed.



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OK let me just say this.

He got preferential treatment. Duh.

And DUI doesn't just apply to alcohol, if he was on these pills like he says he was, he still shouldn't have been driving.

Of course if he'd been drinking and been taking the pills..............

WASHINGTON -U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy insisted yesterday that he had consumed “no alcohol” before he slammed his Mustang convertible into a concrete barrier near his office, but a hostess at a popular Capitol Hill watering hole told the Herald she saw him drinking in the hours before the crash.

“He was drinking a little bit,” said the woman, who works at the Hawk & Dove and would not give her name.
Leaving his office late last night, Kennedy refused to say whether he’d been to the Hawk & Dove the night before.



At least he didn't kill anyone.....

Update On Shooting.

New developments in the shooting rampage outside a hospital and near a school in Fernandina Beach.

Counselors will be at that school today to help things get back to normal after a man shot three people, then took his own life.

We continue to follow developments in yesterday's deadly shooting in Fernandina Beach.

Shooting victim, Sarah Rogers made it through the night at Shand’s Jacksonville Hospital who tells us she is in serious condition. Francis Taylor was the ex-wife of the gunman Denny Taylor.

Deputies tell us it was Denny who pulled the trigger yesterday at Baptist Medical Center Nassau, killing his former sister in laws and her husband Roy Rogers. At that point deputies say Denny drove to the Emma Love Hardee Elementary School where he took his own life.

We obtained 911 tapes from the incident describing in detail what people saw. Caller: I think somebody just shot somebody. 9-1-1: Where at? Caller: and he's still shooting her. 9-1-1: Where? Caller: Oh my god, he's shot three people. 9-1-1: Where are you? Caller: I'm at the hospital in Fernandina. Caller: There's been three gunshots. I'm at the....oh god. Did you hear that? Oh my goodness. 9-1-1: I did hear it. Okay, got it. Caller: oh! (inaudible)....there's a green car.

Our continuing coverage continues. The troubleshooters have learned more about Denny Taylor's past run-ins with the law.

Here's a closer look. In 1997 Taylor was charged with DUI. Then in 1999 he was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. On February 10th of this year he was arrested on a drug charge and domestic battery. This year, in April, Taylor was accused of making death threats against his sister in law, Sarah Rogers, then on the twenty-fourth he was charged with criminal mischief. Accused of puncturing her tires. This has been going on for awhile.

Just three days before the shooting an injunction for protection was finalized ordering Taylor to stay 500-feet from his ex-wife.

We have researched what more could have been done to prevent this shooting and according to helpguide.org a domestic abuse center says a restraining order is not always helpful. It's often ignored by the abuser and can only be enforced after it's been violated.

Sometimes when an abuser finds out about the order, they may feel humiliated or rejected, and then turn angry and violent. Just obtaining a restraining order may increase the chance of violence against the victim.

But there are other ways to get help: Go to an abuse shelter Talk to a counselor Make an escape plan And one of the best things you can do is learn self defense.



^^^The murderer^^^

Well, it doesn't look to me like he could legally own a gun therefor more laws against law-abiding gun owners wouldn't do a bit of good. Refering to what I mentioned yesterday about the proposed change to FL's carry law that would add "health care facility" to the list of "off-limit" carry areas.

And I guess helpguide.org doesn't think BUYING A GUN TO PROTECT YOURSELF falls into their realm of things to do in order to protect yourself from wackjobs.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

General: Zarqawi 'Bloopers' Tape Found

ABC

May 4, 2006 — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, doesn't exactly look like a terrorist mastermind in a new videotape released by the U.S. military today.

In blooper-type footage from a Zarqawi video released last week, the al Qaeda in Iraq leader is seen fumbling with a machine gun.

U.S. Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said the video was found during a series of raids in April on purported terror cell safe houses southwest of Baghdad.

Lynch said Zarqawi decided not to publicize the piece, which shows him decked out in New Balance sneakers. In it, he said, Zarqawi had trouble firing his automatic weapon and needed assistance from an aide, and his associates "do things like grab the hot barrel of the machine gun and burn themselves."

In the version that appeared on the Internet last week, Zarqawi swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden and said any government formed in Iraq would be just a "stooge."

The U.S. military says 161 leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq have been killed or captured since January.


That's funny.......

And they forget to mention that he does a muzzle sweep to the guy standing next to him too.

Video at ABC link.

4 Shot, 2 Dead In Fernandina Beach

FERNANDINA BEACH, Fla. -- The Nassau County Sheriff's Office said three people were shot Thursday morning outside a Fernandina Beach hospital, then the gunman ran to a nearby elementary school, where he shot himself.

Channel 4has learned that one of the victims at the hospital has died, and the gunman has died. The two surviving victims were flown by air ambulance to the trauma unit at Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center.

The incident started just before 10:30 a.m. at Baptist Medical Center-Nassau, where shots were fired and three people were hit. Nassau County Sheriff Tommy Seagraves said the gunman then went on foot about 1½ miles to the grounds of Emma Love Hardee Elementary and fatally shot himself in the parking lot.

School officials said no students were hurt in the shootings.


I'm guessing this incident may be used in the argument toward the proposed FL law brought by Democrat Bendross-Mindingall that would add "health care facility" to 790.06(12) as a new place where those with a CCW license can NOT legally carry their gun. I mentioned it back in Nov.

Since this shooting just happen there's not much info out yet but there's a few things I'd like to know.

1. Was the shooter licensed under 790.06 to carry a gun legally?
2. Was the shooter a felon and thus couldn't legally own a gun?
3. His age.

Anti-gun nuts frothing at the mouth.....

Officers Recover Gun Almost Invisible To X-Rays

NEWARK, N.J. -- A pistol found in the car of a drug suspect arrested recently in Newark was made of plastic, so it might pass through a security scan unnoticed.

The unusual find concerned Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura so much that he took the Professional Ordnance Carbon-15 Type-97 pistol to Newark Liberty Airport and saw that in a security scanner, it did not look like a weapon.

Only the stainless steel barrel was visible. The rest of the weapon -- including the trigger and stock -- did not appear because it's made of plastic.

While weapons like this one are known to police, they do not turn up often.

Though they are plastic, they are hardly toys. The one found in Newark fires .233-caliber ammunition so fast it can penetrate a bulletproof vest.

"This a nasty weapon," Fontoura told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Friday's newspapers. "That's the ammunition we're using in Iraq. If we're not alert, this could go right past security."

Fontoura said he would warn other law enforcement agencies that drug dealers may be getting their hands on the hard-to-detect guns.


What a loaded pile of crap.

There's no way "only the stainless steel barrel was visible."
They're leaving out the bolt assembly, buffer spring, and hammer, which gotta be metal.


".233-caliber ammunition so fast it can penetrate a bulletproof vest."
You mean bulletproff vests that are not designed to stop a rifle round?

"If we're not alert, this could go right past security."
I guess they need to turn their security on cause it musta been off when they fail to find bomb making equpitment 21 times back in march.

At least they didn't mention a Glock 7 in the story............


Oh yeah, and I notice that don't show an x-ray of the gun in question.

Here's what "ar-15 x-ray" brings up on google.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Back

Well that was a fun vacation, if you take out the 600+ miles I had to drive. Why the hell don't people drive right anymore. I don't mean drive correctly, although a case could be made for that too, I mean driving in the right lane unless you're passing traffic going slower than you.

I'm by no means a speed demon on the highway, it's kinda hard when you're driving a four-banger, but I do normally drive 5-8 m.p.h. over the posted limit and it irks me so bad when some dumbass will not get over in the right lane when I'm on his/her ass flipping my lights. I know I could just pass them on the right but I was taught you don't do that. Matter of fact I think that's against the law to do so.

Other than the driving I had a good time.

I took my Mom out shooting handguns for the first time. We went to an indoor range in Ft. Myers. Nice range but the price for the ammo, you had to buy their ammo, was a bit steep. $16 for a 50 round box of .45ACP is freaking robbery! Cost me $60 to shoot there. Glad that was only a one time thing. I don't know how people that live around there deal with that. IIRC he said they're the only range between Sarasota and Miami so I guess he can charge what ever he wants.


Went to the beach one day. Woo-hoo a beach... yeah......hurrah......whoop-dee-F'n-doo.

Going to the Dog Track was fun though. I just hope I don't start going to the one here in Orange Park too much now.

I didn't do too bad betting. Started with $60 and ended up "winning" $46 or so. I spend more money going to the movies.

My cats were glad to see me once I picked them up on Mon. My male cat couldn't be given a bath cause he was too "aggressive." He's not aggressive, he's just got a good memory. Last time he was at that vet they chopped off his balls. I don't think I'd be too cooperative either!