From the Gun & Ammo I received today in the mail….
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
Not much of an article to draw much of a conclusion or an opinion on. From what comments generated from the masses on it indicate from some submitters, some of these pain clinics may be shaddy and hiring thugs with weapons as guards against other thugs that may want to rob them. I guess in that situation I may want to be armed also. On the other hand, if you think that there may be shenanigans going on in one of these places and there are guns involved on their end maybe going in undercover and obtaining enough evidence to get a search warrant with the police present may be a better alternative. I am not a investigator or LEO, but this seems a bit safer alternative.
State medical board might arm its investigators
Friday, July 29, 2011 03:05 AM
By Alan Johnson
The Columbus Dispatch
Investigators for the State Medical Board of Ohio might need to be armed, Executive Director Richard Whitehouse said.
He said he met with his 20 investigators recently. No specific proposal has been made, but Whitehouse said his employees enter dangerous situations unarmed. He cited pain clinics as an example where they often encounter armed employees.
Ohio Auditor Dave Yost recently obtained approval to arm four of his investigators.
"Last night Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen hosted a special behind-the-scenes tour for a group of wounded warriors. The visit also included a concert and one-on-one meetup with Rick, where they talked about life after injury, the process of defining a "new normal," and of course, rock and roll! More events will be hosted throughout the summer for warriors. Thank you, Rick, and Def Leppard!"
This is Columbus Commons, a new green space park built this year with tax payer money on the site of a former mall location in downtown Columbus...
Its nice, green grass, nice landscaping, bathroom facilities, a merry go round and so much more. It even has a few rules…
Uh oh…doesn’t look like the city likes its law abiding citizens that have undergone training, a background check and submitted fingerprints 2 blocks away at the county Sherriff's office to be able to carry their legally concealed weapons here. There is a sidewalk that borders two sides of the park and public walkways and roads nearby. All of these places you can carry at your discretion, but step onto the park grounds and you’re in deep doo-doo according to this sign. Well, what is a guy to do to protect himself and his family? Don’t worry! They have “guards” with yellow and orange “SAFETY” vests! All is saved!
And I wonder who we have to thank for this blatant trespass against our 2nd Amendment rights…..oh yeah…probably Mayor Michael Coleman
I bet he has something to to with it….him and his little band of anti-gun miscreants from Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Gun brigade…I still can’t find out which mayor heads the Mayors All In For Illegal Guns group….
Well, this is the only band I actually know at a personal level so I guess they are the only obvious choice, but still…
AthenA: Heather, Mike, Tom and Steve
So you got Heather. lead singer and Afghan vet that I know, cool enough reason by itself to give them a listen in my book. Then I heard the song “Let It Go” and instantly loved it. Next I find out that they are playing tonight and I arrange to come out and see them live. Finally meet the guys and actually get thanked for putting them on my little blog here. Man, how nice can you get. Oh yeah, found out that Tom their drummer is a full blown gunnie and also a competitive rifle shooter at places like Camp Perry for the national matches. That sealed it…instantly decided they would be my “official” band for the gunsight. Here they are from earlier tonight performing “Let It Go”…..
for more info on the band go to www.reverbnation.com/athenaproject
My FaceBook bro Erik made this video dedicated to his unit in the 82nd Airborne on his YouTube channel….
Brings a little lump to my throat to think guys that young are out there putting it on the line while I sit here and type this, and the fact that a few faces in that video are no longer here because of that too…
God bless our troops!
OK watching last nights episode of The Glades that the wife and I recorded on the DVR and didn’t even get to the opening credits without getting to a gun reference that put me off…..hey still love the show but….
OK, here is the set up…a doctor dies in a strip club, Jim finds a set of car keys and goes to look in the guy’s trunk and finds a Glock in the guys luggage along with a lot of cash. Jim takes the Glock (G17?) and without dropping the mag he pulls the slide back and SNIFFS the open chamber and remarks “this is brand new”. He then hands the now possibly loaded gun to Carlos (the Coroner) who remarks “why does a doctor need a gun?”. After the credits Jim is explaining the situation with his supervisor (don’t know her name on the show, sorry) and says, regarding the Glock, (sic) “the Glock was new, never fired”.
Love the show still, the firearm mistakes are more humorous than anything to me, it just makes some good blog fodder….
And for God’s sake Jim…get with Callie for good dammit!
On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Kel Tec Customer ServiceNow THAT is how you treat your customers....I even said in my message to them via their web based support system that I was not the original owner and was just interested if their techs thought that replacing the extractor was the best course of action and that I was prepared to buy it....
I’ll mail you another extractor in the morning to see if this helps. Let me know if it doesn’t.
Kel-Tec Customer Service
This video is making the rounds on the gun forums…this incident happened June 8 in Canton, Ohio, about an hour and a half away from me.
I am not going to try and say that I know the entire story. To me the driver’s story seems a little weak, but he also was very mistreated in my book in this incident. I think the driver should have been a bit more assertive about his CCW permit and tried to get an officer’s attention to the fact despite the warnings to stay quiet. I am not a cop, but the video points out some very obvious tactical errors these officers made when dealing with this guy and then the one officer goes totally off on him, possibly to cover up his frustration with himself.
It seems to me that this officer is way stressed out in this situation and did not handle it well. Many officers are stressed I am sure. I mean if you had to walk down the dark alleys normal people avoid and deal with bad people you might be to. Canton is not exactly a garden spot of Ohio. If you read this blog you know that I am a supporter of LEO’s, but in this case the officer, IMHO, went way over the line. Police officers are supposed to be professionals and show restraint under pressure, or at lest that is what I always believe. This officer seems to have chosen a different path. It looks like he tries to regain composure a couple of times but then goes off on the driver again. Just like when soldiers do the wrong thing, police officers need to be disciplined as well for going over that line.
Last word I have seen is that the city offered to drop charges in exchange for being held without fault for the incident. I believe a lawsuit is in the works.
More info here: http://www.ohioccw.org/201107214955/cantonpd.html
Does your physician ask you about your ownership of firearms during an exam? Most seemingly now do.
“Enjoy this gun show doc” little Billy said with a smile…..
I knew our family doctor was doing this already because she had asked me myself this same questions. When my wife got home yesterday after taking our 9 year old to her checkup she let me know that they had asked my daughter about them as well. She also indicated that the intern who did the questioning did some leading with the questions, I guess to try and get my daughter to admit that I had guns just lying around the house. To her credit, my daughter truthfully told him that not only did Daddy have a gun, he had lots of them and that they were kept down in a locked room inside a safe in the basement and that she knew not to touch them. Way to go baby girl!!
But why would they ask in the first place? Well, according to an ABC new article from earlier this year…
“According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, a gun in the home is 43 times more likely to be used to kill a friend or family member than a burglar or other criminal. The best way to avoid firearm injuries and deaths is not to own a gun. Parents who do own firearms should keep them well out of children's reach with trigger locks activated and the ammunition stored separately. “
Well, the best way not to die in a car crash is not to own a car too.
Down in Florida the Governor just signed a controversial bill that basically outlawed doctors from asking such questions concerning firearms to their patients unless they had very good reason to believe that the issue was immediately relevant to the safety and health of the patient. I applaud this measure. In my opinion medical professionals should stick to just that, medicine. The fact that I own a gun cannot be used to make a determination about the well being of my family and I unless that doctor has first hand knowledge of the conditions in my household and how guns are kept, maintained, stored and used….which she does not. Besides, last time I visited my doctor she was so busy attending to all of the overbook appointments that she had to maximize billing that she barely spoke to me at all. An also, since when was a doctor a certified firearms instructor that could give me or my family advice or training on firearm safety….very few would be able to qualify if that were the case.
So, new poll…doctors asking about guns…yes, or no? You choose. Poll will run through the mid August.
Sure its hot but…
A BIG THANKS TO ALL OF YOU GUYS AND GIRLS SWEATING YOUR ASSES OFF FOR ME RIGHT NOW OVERSEAS!!!
You may have seen this video clip over the past few days of the 70’s & 80’s era rock band Cheap Trick being literally blown off the stage at a music fest up in Ottawa, Canada…..
Brings a new meaning to the term “bringing the house down”….
Anyway, you ever notice how many great bands came out of that same time period as Cheap Trick…Boston, Kansas, Styx and many others. One of the best songs, IMHO, from Cheap Trick in the teen anthem “Surrender”…a song written to show how a (then) young baby boomer discovers and realizes his WWII generation parents aren’t as uncool as they seem. In the song these lines appear…
Father says, "Your mother's right, she's really up on things."
"Before we married, Mommy served in the WACS in the Philippines."
Now, I had heard the WACS recruited old maids for the war.
But mommy isn't one of those, I've known her all these years.
The WACS? The Women’s Army Corps was formed in 1943 as an auxiliary to the Army to allow women to serve in positions in the military to support the war effort. The members underwent paramilitary training, wore uniforms, obtained rank and in many cases served along side of regular US Army units. Their contributions were not without sacrifice as many were seen as “old maids” as the song depicts and also as a challenge to the male status quo in the military. Believe it or not, the WACS existed until 1978 when they were officially absorbed into the regular Army with all of its occupational specialties merged with those of the Army.
Anyone who tells you that women have no place in the military hasn’t seen the women I have seen in the Army. Sure, physically there are differences in general that make some females less capable of doing some occupational fields, but that does not mean that their fighting spirit is any less than their male counterparts. I personally have known some female soldiers that could kick the living crap of some of my male soldier friends. Sure there are some females that are a pain in the ass to serve with, but there are many more males that I can say the same about. Back when I went from Infantry to Admin I admittedly had a chip on my shoulder about females in uniform. That changed quickly when I became aware that my female supervisor was one squared away troop and could run both an office and her own own home, all at the same time. She taught me that just because a Y chromosome is tossed here or there doesn’t indicate what a soldier is capable of, thanks Shirley.
WACS at a train station during WWII, destination unknown…
Bottom line, today females serve on the front lines in the war against terrorists. They are fighting and dying to protect and serve our nation and our way of life. Anyone who doubts what they are capable of is truly missing the big picture…thank you ladies….past, present and future.
And here is Cheap Trick from their epic Budokan concert in ‘78…
Family and I are heading to the Hoosier state for some vacation fun the next couple of days…blogging resumes on Monday or so, unless I see something on the road I just got to comment on, and then we will see how good this blogging app I paid for on the iPhone works!!!
Believe it or not this band, The Tubes, were one of the early stars of MTV, you know when it actually played music…even it that meant that the videos had to come up with some inane story to go along with the song. Man, I miss the 80’s sometimes….my youth….Reagan….basic training…..partying…..cheap gas…..more partying…..
"Sometimes there's a man... I won't say a hero, 'cause what's a hero? But sometimes, there's a man – and I'm talkin' about the Dude here – sometimes, there's a man, well, he's the man for his time and place. He fits right in there.."
OK, I want a 1911 again…damn me. This will be what, the 5th one I will have gotten? The last one I had (a nice Kimber) I sold to a good friend of mine as his first firearm. No regrets but its amazing how the lack of that classic 1911 design in my locker makes me feel, well, lacking. This time around I think I am going to go for something a little less expensive. I just posted a review of the ATI 1911 from Madogre and he speaks very well of it. I am also considering a Regent 1911 as well…both sell below $500. Still the Ruger SR1911 is in the running as well, but the appeal of the basic, budget 1911 just has something so right about it as well. Below, the ATI Fx45 1911, one that I am considering….
As most of you have heard by now, the Obama administration seems to have the 2nd Amendment in their sites now. Remember when Eric Holder went rogue the first couple of months and announced this only to have the White House issue a “whatcha talkin’ bout” style retractions? Well, I think I called it then. Holder jumped the gun on an agenda item the POTUS wanted to pursue once he went into lame duck mode or similar when he had nothing to lose. The issue is just too black/white in most peoples minds to risk losing moderate or issue focused voters. Now it seems with his popularity waning in the second half of his presidency (still sucky economy…where is that “change” thing that we were promised…) I think maybe that they are looking at some of those items to try and get something passed that is at the core of their liberal base. The Arizona shootings of congresswoman Giffords didn’t hurt the cause either. Not that this is any in depth analysis on my part but I see two things being hammered down our throats again…
Well, both these suck. People forget (or ignore) that quite a few mass shooting occurred during the last magazine ban (Columbine), and the right of property and the ability to do with said property as you see fit is well established in our Constitution. Both are looking the Brady Bunch in the eye right now…..
Worst of all, this is announced during the ongoing investigation into Operation Gunrunner by those brain surgeons in BATFE. Can someone say wag the dog…..
Get out there and fight for your rights people. Call your congressmen and senators. Donate some cash to the NRA. Do something. Just don’t assume that others will protect your rights…their YOUR rights to protect.
Third prediction….If high cap mags are banned expect a even more massive proliferation of this classic piece replacing the sales of more modern, hicap firearms….
Yep, the 1911 will be king once again (well, I don’t really think it ever got off the throne to begin with)…especially the “budget” style pistols like this Regent R100 pistol above…
Picked up some stuff for the new CETME from Cheaper Than Dirt the other day and it was delivered yesterday. They have aluminum G3 “waffle” mags (used) for an unbelievably 99 cents each! Got 20 of them. Like it was mentioned in the reviews for them, some showed some normal field wear and a few were actually new in paper wrappings. It was also mentioned that they do not always work in the CETME as well…slight differences in specs between the two models depending on the receiver type. It looks like slightly less than half of the ones I got will actually lock in the mag well. The others either will not fit or need to be slapped hard to stay in the well in which case they are hard to get out. Hell, I figured on this anyway. I ordered 20 hoping to get 6 to 10 that would work. I also bought 6 mags and a white (winter?) hand guard off of someone on gunlistings (actually the same guy I had originally planned on buying a CETME from). I think with a little dremmel magic I can get the rest to work (gunsmiths cringe at this point…don’t worry, only working on the cheap mags, not the rifle).
Other than the mags I got a genuine G3 cleaning kit, issue sling (good condition and it came with a bonus shoot through muzzle cap as well) and some Tula starter ammo.
I was hoping to shoot this rifle with my friend Woody when he comes back into town from Minnesota next week but I am waiting for some parts from another place to get here to get my “bolt gap” (more on that later) into good specs.
Guys with guns are like girls with Barbi dolls…its all about the accessories.