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Firearm Safety Tips

Posted on 11/27/2015 in Gun Safety

In our last post we discussed five firearm safety tips to help you be more responsible with the firearms in your home. We had a lot of request to add to that list and that is what we will do in this post. Not everyone will follow these tips and guidelines because of the extra time it might take to keep your firearms safe.

For the ones that do use these tips you are positioning yourself to be a better gun owner that is responsible and courteous of others (your friends and family). So below we have an additional five tips you should use and add onto the last post as a guide for firearm safety.

  • Firearm Safety Tip 1: Learn all you can about how your firearm works and read the instruction manual. Often times people that are use to using guns will buy a gun and use it without reading all the instructions and becoming completely familiar with the firearm. The more you know about your firearm the more responsible you will be and you will have a better idea how to clean the firearm the right way.
  • Firearm Safety Tip 2: Some of the more experienced gun owners may want to tamper with and alter their firearm and add to it, but this is discouraged because of the harm you can do to the firearm and cause it to malfunction when you need it most. Also make sure to take your firearm in to get maintained regularly.
  • Firearm Safety Tip 3: When in a shooting range or when you are out shooting your firearm have protective eye wear since flying casings can injury your eye. You never know where this projectile might go so take precaution and have on protective eye wear.
  • Firearm Safety Tip 4: When you are holding your gun keep your hand away from the trigger until you are ready to shoot the firearm. If your finger is around the trigger you can accidentally fire it which can cause harm to you or those around you. You can also get bumped while you are holding the firearm so you want to make sure to keep your finger away from the trigger and have on your safety as well. Never rely on your guns safety mechanism, there are times where this can fail so you want to make sure to keep your finger away from the trigger. Getting your firearm serviced is the best way to avoid faulty gun features (see tip #2).
  • Firearm Safety Tip 5: Know what you are aiming at and what is beyond what you are planning to shoot. This may sound simplistic but if you are not sure of what is beyond your target you can hit that object if you are not a good shot. Even if you are a very good and accurate shot there are times when the wind or a miss shot can happen, and you do not want to injury a person or object because you didn’t know it was there.

These additional tips along with the ones you received in the last post will make you a safer and more responsible gun owner.

5 Tips for Firearm Safety

Posted on 10/31/2015 in Gun Safety

As we celebrate this Halloween weekend we want to discuss firearm safety. Firearms are a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands, but can be a life saver in the right hands. In this post we want to go over 5 tips that will help you be more safe with your firearm. When you know how to use your firearm safely then you become a responsible gun owner, and that is what we need more of.

A lot of the tragedies that have happened in American has been due to poor firearm safety measures and access to the firearms being to easy for people that have mental issues. So this post will cover the safety issue but the access issue is something you need to pay attention to in your home, because your weapons should not get into the hands of others not trained to operate them.

  • Firearm Safety Tip 1: Always point the firearm in a safe direction. When you have a firearm on you it should be pointed away and down, while in a secured location it should be pointed away from you when you come to get. You do not want an accidental discharge and making sure the direction is away from you helps.
  • Firearm Safety Tip 2: Store your ammunition in a place separate from your firearm. This may sound counter intuitive since if you are in the middle of a robbery or other terrible event you want to have them close together. Well when we say separate if you have your firearm in the top dresser drawer then you might keep the ammo in in the mattress right next to the bed. This allows you to know the location but another person would not know.
  • Firearm Safety Tip 3: Similar to tip number 2, your ammunition should be in a locked location. So if your ammo is under the mattress have it in a locked box where the key may be in the second dresser drawer. A friend of mine who owns Milford Dumpster Rental found several locked ammunition cases in a dumpster because the key was lost. So never the less make sure you know where the keys are.
  • Firearm Safety Tip 4: When ever you are not using the firearm you need to unload every round even the one in the chamber. This helps to ensure you do not have an accidental discharge and keeps you and your family safe. Remember to place the ammunition in a separate locked location (tip #2 and #3). Also remember to clean the firearm each time to ensure proper working condition. You do not want your firearm to malfunction because you have not been cleaning it when you are done shooting the firearm. So cleaning is very vital to the long term usage of the firearm.
  • Firearm Safety Tip 5: Get a firearm locking device when you are not using it so if the firearm happens to end up in the wrong hands they are not able to use it without your permission.

These five tips should help keep you and your family safe from unauthorized use of your firearm. You can never be too safe and in future post we will add to this list. If you have any suggestions leave them under any of the post and we will respond accordingly.

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Welcoming Our Veterans Back Home

Posted on 05/23/2015 in Veteran Affairs

This website/blog is about gun control laws and we deal a lot about how gun control has evolved over time, but the one thing we can not ignore is our veterans.  Our veterans have been serving our country since the dawn in the 1700’s and we would like to take this time to thank them for their service.

Being a member of the armed forces is not an easy job to have but we most make sure to take care of our veterans when they return.  Welcoming back our veterans is an important part of honoring our veterans.  Often time our government and the powers that be don’t pay enough attention to the people that help to keep our country safe.  This article talks about some amazing ways to welcome our veterans back to the fold.

  • Help with mental awareness: One way we can welcome our veterans back is to help them with their mental awareness and adjusting back to real life in the world of the free.  This can be a difficult time for many veterans since the order and structure in the armed forces is not always found in the typical 9 to 5 world.
  • Help with VA services: Another way we can assist our veterans is making sure the VA (veterans Administration) is well equipped to handle challenges our veterans may encounter when they return home.  Being able to offer top quality medical care along with mental health services and classes to help the adjust back to the real world is very important.  Make sure to stay on your politicians about adequately funding the VA to handle such serves and more.
  • Enhancing job skills: Our veterans are well equipped to handle whatever may happen on the battle field, but sometimes these skills may not directly relate to the job world. This is where good training courses and transition courses can be of service to help our veterans relate their military skills to the work world and enhance their overall skills to be success in their 9 to 5.
  • Help finding jobs: Finding a job today is not easy and as a veteran you may not have the skills some employers are looking for, but there are a lot of websites that cater to veterans and are looking to hire a veteran.  Hire USA Heroes dot com and We Hire Heroes dot com are two such websites that are well known for helping veterans find employers and helping employers post jobs for veterans.
  • Ongoing assistance: The most important part to helping our veterans is acknowledging that ongoing services are important to our veterans.  So whether that is having a good VA system, job skills training courses, websites for veterans, and other services not mentioned in this article, we most ensure that the funding for these services continues.  We most not forget the ones that are putting their lives on the line for our freedom, and ongoing assistance is vital.

The five areas above are just a beginning into how to welcome our veterans back home.  We will discuss this topic in future post and examine best practices used by different states to help us better understand how to make a meaningful and powerful impact on our veterans.

If you have any comments, questions, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to contact us and let us know how to enhance the articles on our site.

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The Implications of Martial Law in America

Posted on 04/12/2015 in Gun Laws

It was mentioned during Bush’s administration, and now it’s here with the Obama administration as well. These two administrations made it clear that the institution of martial law following a disaster, including environmental and economical, would be certain and unavoidable.

It’s easy to assume that such directives don’t constitute any real threat to the freedom of the American of people. That’s because individuals believe the environment we live in today will be the same tomorrow and the day after that.

In fact, most Americans tend to view the country’s domestic policy as being resistant to violent change in a moment’s notice. But as far as we can see it, not only are corporate globalists anticipating it, but they are fully believing that this kind or leadership will be implemented in the very near future.

Therefore, in this article, you shall learn how martial law will be presented to you as the citizen of America and what implication it will have when the American Liberty movement and the masses don’t stop it immediately.

The Picture Of Moderate Tyranny: How The Masses Would Behave

You shall never meet tyranny knocking on your door wearing full body armor and a riffle. Tyranny sometimes presents itself with a warm glad face. And sometimes it even invites you out so you can party and feel at home.

But you see, revolution is something that is in the American blood. Sights of uniformed military freely roaming the streets would be met with outrage. Because of this, if martial law were to be implemented by the federal government, then it would to be done so gradually. In fact, the people enforcing martial law would have to sugarcoat it so it didn’t appear more evident.

As we speak, the average U.S citizen is on the verge of financial trouble. Their financial statuses are hanging on a thin string, so they are vulnerable to any instability.

There were reports of U.S. vessels positioning off the coast of Iran. These reports were finally verified by the Department of Defense according to an article that appeared on Reuters titled ”Russia alarmed by CIA view of Iran’s weapon”.

Just look at the history of dictatorships and martial laws. No matter where you find yourself in the world, the various stages of tyranny will always be the same. So if you’re of the view that martial law in America will pass these steps, you’re deadly wrong.

Press Freedom Will Be Maimed

The very first thing a government that has disarmed its citizen does is to restrict the free flow of information. In fact, the elitists always have a strategy. This strategy is always meant to make ruling easier. But in the face of news organizations like CNN, BBC, Fox, CNBC and many others, this simple would not be possible.

These media houses, including free press from the Internet would come under attack. The globalists would put web filters in place (a happens in China), so that the correct information would never reach the masses. This means that the way media houses and press cover news would be affected — i.e. they would report some things and turn a blind eye on others.

Civil Liberties Would Diminish

According to the history of all tyrannies, people have been denied the rights to legal representation or fair trial. This means that you could be arrested without being told the reason why. In some cases, detainees would disappear without anyone ever hearing from them again.

Privacy

Martial law jeopardizes the freedom of privacy. Under such a tyrannical leadership, you should expect searches without warrants, and if you’re found not to have any ID, you’d be arrested. Again, some cities would enforce curfews against residents, especially where there is extreme prejudice.

Martial laws act like a free pass for the authorities to do whatever they please. After all, they are the government, and no one has power to hold the government accountable for wrongdoings.

Other Effects In General

These laws would see the execution of mass arrests on people trying to play activists. The economy would crumble because everything is deemed to be a matter of national security. The poor suffer and the rich become competition. The success of each individual would depend on how well they can integrate into the system. It’s survival of the fittest.

Conclusion

The thing is, there would be mass resistance in the early stages of such a government implementing tyranny on its citizens. Therefore, they would find a way of progressively introducing it to the society before people can realize what is happening. However, in its advanced stages, the institution of tyranny by executive order would make it next to impossible for mass resistance to occur.

The sovereign title is a title that everyone is born with. However, only few individuals have the fortitude to keep it. On the other hand, freedom means persevering in spirit and maintaining a strong will to see to it that no one’s rights are trampled. Therefore, in the event that American citizens were to be placed under martial law, the price of America’s independence would need to be paid a second time.

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A People’s History of U.S. Gun Control Laws

Posted on 04/09/2015 in Gun Law History

In 1787 delegates from the thirteen original colonies met in Philadelphia for the sole authorized purpose to ‘make better’ the Articles of Confederation. They did no such thing and proceeded from the first minute to create an entirely new form of government. This new government is a republic under a rule of a written Constitution.
Fearing that the executive branch would one day become as all-powerful as the British king from whom the colonists had recently separated, many of the colonial legislatures refused to ratify this new Constitution.

 

A compromise was then reached which saw the inclusion of ten amendments to the Constitution, now referred to as The Bill of Rights. The 2nd of those amendments deals with the right of the private citizen to own firearms. Considering that various governments around the world murdered millions of their own citizens during the 1900’s alone, but only after first disarming them and removing the means to defend themselves, the 2nd Amendment seems to both logical thinkers and students of history alike as a pretty good idea.

 

 

The 2nd Amendment reads: “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.”  Reversing the order of its two clauses gives us, “The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed, a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state.”

 
The militia was at that time, and continues to the present day, to be none other than the people (citizens) themselves. In the early 1900’s various elements within the U.S. government engaged in large scale social experiments to tinker with the Constitution. It was in the 1930’s that wealth redistribution was officially instituted as official government policy, thereby turning the republic into a democracy, a grave development in light of the fact that all democracies throughout recorded history have failed when they eventually devolved into totalitarianism.

 
It was during this same period, the 1930s, that an amendment to the Constitution was passed to prohibit the distillation and transportation of intoxicating beverages. The natural result of this experiment in regulating human behavior was that everyone and their uncle who wanted to drink adult beverages (which was pretty much the majority of the public) continued to do so inspite of the amendment and were supplied in their needs by entrepreneurial outfits that arose to fill the demand.

 
These private organizations, which came to be known as organized crime for being in violation of anti-bootlegging laws, defended their highly profitable operations and territories the same way that governments have always defended their operations and territory from competitors, through the use of force and violence implemented by firearms of various types.

 
This development presented a golden opportunity for those elements in government that would prefer that the people not be armed to begin a long, multi-decade campaign to introduce gun control legislation, by which one does not mean expert gun handling and marksmanship, as in “That man has excellent gun control,” but rather refers to legislation that would prohibit or otherwise restrict ownership of certain types of guns either by banning them outright or by so onerously regulating their manufacture and possession as to effectively limit and restrict their numbers.

 
It was in this light that the National Firearms Act of 1934 was passed to thwart ownership of sawed-off shotguns and rifles as well as fully automatic weapons, called machine guns, to license interstate gun dealers and to record all sales in a national firearms registry.

 
Thirty-four years later in 1968, subsequent to the assassinations of President John Kennedy, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy in that order, Congress enacted The Omnibus Crime Control And Safe Streets Act and the Gun Control Act of 1968, the former of which did nothing to make streets safer since criminals will always find a way to get guns.

 
Keep in mind that being convicted for tax evasion which in no way makes one a menace to society nonetheless results in a felony and prohibits the felon from defending his or her family should armed and uninvited guests enter theh family dewlling at 3:00AM bent on robbing you or doing you harm. So be sure to pay your taxes!
In 1986 Congress enacted two pieces of legislation called the Comprehensive Crime Control Act and the Armed Career Criminal Act, neither of which was capable of controlling crime since criminals don’t read or pay any attention to laws. That’s why they’re criminals in the first place.

 

These laws introduced penalties when firearms were involved in drug related crimes, as well as imposed heavy sentences for possession of, among other things, the type of silenced automatic weapons routinely carried by agents of numerous federal agencies.

 
In 1986 Congress passed The Firearms Owners’ Protection Act which did nothing substantial to protect firearms owners while making it illegal to sell a firearm to anyone prohibited by law from owning one. Which meant that if you innocently and unwittingly sold a firearm to a prohibited person, you could go to jail.

 
The legislation also banned civilians from owning machine guns manufactured any time after May 19, 1986.
Since it was the clear intent of the framers of the 2nd Amendment to make absolutely sure that the people would always be able to possess firearms equal in function and effectiveness to those possessed by their own government, the 2nd Amendment was now effectively comatose and has been ever since.

 
In 1993, after the attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan which resulted in the severe wounding of press secretary James Brady, Congress passed the The Brady Law which introduced the requirement for invasive background checks into the lives and personal histories of innocent, law-abiding civilians before being allowed to purchase a firearm.

 
Congress was just getting warmed up now.In 1994 the legislature passed The Youth Handgun Safety Act which forbid anyone, including responsible teenagers under the age of 18, to own a handgun, including in crime ridden areas where a handgun might be the only means of saving the lives of themselves and their family.

 

 

In 1994 Congress turned the heat up on the 2nd Amendment (now on life support) with The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act which prohibited the possession or transfer of semiautomatic weapons, now called ‘assault’ weapons. The fact that 99.9% of these firearms would be used to assault paper targets, tin cans and woodchucks at a distance, and armed rapists close up, bore little relevance to the legislation.  The law also introduced a 10-year ban on manufacturing new semi-automatic firearms, even going so far as to name them specifically, including the AR-15, AK-47, TEC-9, MAC-10 and Uzi — the exact same weapons that security forces routinely use when assigned to protect high ranking politicians, some of whom voted for the act banning their possession by civilians.

 
In 2008 the 2nd Amendment was seen to sit up and open one eyelid when the Supreme Court ruled in the case District of Columbia v. Heller that Americans do indeed possess the individually protected right under the Second Amendment to own firearms with federal enclaves for purposes of self-defense. In 2012 in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting in which three separate perpetrators were apprehended by police (one while trying to escape in the nearby woods) but only one perpetrator was discussed in the media, President Barrack Hussein Obama vowed to impose fresh limits on firearms and ammunition, although there is no authority that can be located within his sworn job description (the Constitution) to do so.

 
Clearly, the trend to nullify the 2nd Amendment continues apace and one can only speculate at which point in the future the diminishing personal right of firearms ownership, unless defended by the public, will eventually go the way of wooden teeth and the chamber pot

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