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TheTruthAboutGuns DailyRunDown: Drive-By in UK? Remington to leave NY? & Hutaree Militia Update!

1) Call me a Softie, but I rarely have the heart to read about bad things happening to kids in the 'news,' but this one's tragically notable.

A 5yo girl simply dancing in her uncle's mini-mart becomes the youngest "drive-by" shooting victim in... LONDON, England!

In United Kingdom, you know, where they banned private ownership of handguns as well as most guns, in order to "eliminate gun violence?" Well, London ain't LA, with price of gas being $10/gal and all (who knew even gangsters in UK were a bunch of thrifty "eco-greenies"??), so their version is a "cycle-by" shooting, via bicycle.

Tragic and sickening. But gangbangers are the same, with or without "gun control laws," here in America, or across the Pond in UK: they'll ALWAYS find a way to get it, if they want it, or "need" it.

One simple glaring fact? The UK isles are a group of ISLANDS, meaning it HAD to cross customs check to be smuggled in. Some govt lackey on the take is making a lot of money is all I'm sayin'

Think there will be calls for legislation targeting more harsher punishment for statist govt commissars in UK Customs & Border who facilitated illegal gun trafficking? Well, if AG.Holder is getting away with it, my guess is theirs ain't gonna be much better.
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Drive-By Shootings Never Happen In Gun-Free UK. Except When They Do
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Robert Farago

Why were they free to gun down innocent five-year-old? Gangsters guilty of drive-by shooting could have been behind bars on the night of the attack

By Leon Watson and Chris Greenwood
UPDATED: 08:46 EST, 27 March 2012

Three members of a notorious street gang jailed for the shooting of a five-year-old-girl could have been behind bars on the night of the attack, it has emerged.

Thusha Kamaleswaran was left paralysed by a bullet fired by 21-year-old Nathaniel Grant as she danced in a grocery store aisle in front of her parents.

Grant and his accomplices Anthony McCalla, 20, and Kazeem Kolawole, 19, last night faced long jail sentences after a jury at the Old Bailey unanimously convicted them of causing grievous bodily harm.

But in an appalling indictment of Britain’s soft justice it can now be revealed that the three men could - and perhaps should - already have been locked up.

2) NYC Tin-Pot Dictator Bloomberg supported NY State legislation to FORCE ammo & firearms manufacturers to retool their factories to mandate microstamping is, FOR NOW, dead.

Remington Arms, like most storied American firearms manufacturers, have the unfortunate historical legacy of being located in the most vehemently ANTI-gun region in the nation: the American North East, ie. NY, MA, CT, NH, ME, VT, and a stretch, MD.

But recently Remington threatened NY state that they may have to relocate from their 196 years old factory in Ilion, NY, if the micro-stamping bill goes through. Guess more bark than bite, from the NY politicos.

NY Deletes Microstamping and CoBIS from State Budget
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Robert Farago

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports that a joint New York state budget committee voted yesterday on a revised budget (AB 9055D) that deleted a provision in the bill that would have mandated microstamping throughout the state. This after The Freedom Group (owners of Iliona-based Remington) fired a warning shot over the legislature’s bow, threatening to abandon gun grabber Senator Chuck Schumer‘s patch if microstamping became the law of the land. Bonus! The Empire State bean counters also shot down funding for CoBIS. For the acronym averse . . .

That would be New York State’s Combined Ballistic Identification System, a program whereby the state required all gun sellers to provide “A document issued by the New York State Police certifying that a ballistic sample has been secured from a pistol or revolver at a regional CoBIS center for entry into the CoBIS databank and identifying the firearm by make, model, caliber, serial number, and gun type.”

3) Hutaree who? Fed Govt's Smear Campaign 2.0 vs. American Patriot Militia Movement is a complete and utter flop.

Remember All the Hutaree Hullabaloo? Never Mind.
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Dan Zimmerman

We’ve been saying it for almost two years now: the left’s attempt to link members of a Michigan militia to the Tea Party and paint all anti-big government conservatives as proto-terrorists was FOS. And the government’s case against Hutaree was nothing but smoke and mirrors. And now, finally, Uncle Sam’s attempt to send the Hutaree to hoosegow has gone the full Oakland. There is no there there. There never really was . . .

Despite the best efforts of an inside informant and FBI plant to get the Hutaree to commit illegal acts, a federal judge flushed the government’s charges that the group planned a war against the United States, wanted to use weapons of mass destruction and plotted to kill Michigan and federal cops.

Saying, in effect, that the activities and idle talk of a bunch of white guys running around in the woods doesn’t amount to conspiracy against the government, U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts granted acquittal requests on the most serious charges facing the Hutarees. Hutarinos? Hutarians? Whatever.

4) Clueless Judicial Schmuck of the Day: meet
Manhattan Federal Court Judge John Koeltl who still haven't gotten past the whole "Rights" vs. "Privileges" portion of his law school book.

Yup, you're required to pay $340 for your "RIGHT" to own a gun... for only three years, contingent upon renewal.

Manhattan Federal Court: $340 NYC Gun Permit Fee is No Biggie
Posted on March 27, 2012 by Robert Farago

Manhattan Federal Court Judge John Koeltl [above] has ruled that The Big Apple’s $340 gun permit fee—payable every three years for the “right” to keep a gun in your home—does not violate islanders’ right to keep and bear arms. “There is no evidence that the fee has deterred or is likely to deter any individual from exercising his or her Second Amendment right.”

According to the nydailynews.com, Judge Koeltl’s ruling relied on the fact that courts have approved significantly higher fees for other city permits, citing a ruling that permitted a $3,000 adult business license fee. ‘Cause exercising a constitutional right to armed self-defense is the same as opening a porn palace (which pays extra taxes because . . . ?) And the gun permit fee costs the same as New York City’s voter registration permit fee. Oh wait . . . At least someone’s happy about the ruling . . .

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Not to be nit-picky, but this

Not to be nit-picky, but this part is not all that accurate, "Remington Arms, like most storied American firearms manufacturers, have the unfortunate historical legacy of being located in the most vehemently ANTI-gun region in the nation: the American North East, ie. NY, MA, CT, NH, ME, VT, and a stretch, MD." As far as I know, New Hampshire and Vermont have some of the freest gun laws in the United States. But all this aside, great thread! :)

LOL you know I was thinking exactly along the same lines

as I was typing it about ME, VT, & NH.

I guess what I meant to get across was that while on paper they maybe, but societal and culturally, the statist elements still heavily support the more 'regulated' version of 2nd Amend. At least last I lived around the area. Of course that was years ago, so I'm probably a bit dated in a more realistic sentiment in the current mood there, when it comes to gun ownership.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

I mean almost all those other

I mean almost all those other states in that region have ridiculous gun laws, but New Hampshire and Vermont are very gun friendly states, and I just checked to confirm this.

speaking of guns

you guys seen this yet?
2011:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM-DGaNmtA0&feature=player_em...

"The two weakest arguments for any issue on the House floor are moral and constitutional"
Ron Paul

yes!

haha, like the Desert Eagle, wouldn't, and due to weight, frankly couldn't carry it for CCW or open-carry daily, but the bad guys still ain't gonna be too happy being hit with that wallop!!!

It's the perfect "secondary coolness."

I'd certainly buy it, after all my primary defense purchase needs are satisfied, funds permitting.

I find it interesting that they got the geometry down on the slide, recoil springs, and the chamber pressure/cam/Browning linkage timing, but nevertheless settled on a basically welded two single stack magazines.

Well, true, going with a simple two separate magazine chute is a far more effective solution than coming up with some new, untested, complex dual or quadstack mag to feed it, like the Ruskies perfected here for the AK74, YEARS ago:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJM8asnj6JY
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2010/06/10/the-ak-74-60-r...

And Gabe Suarez-connected US Palm 45rd quad polymer mag that they want to charge ~$100 for.

$45 would've been a stretch, but $99.95 MSRP? Uh, no thanks, not at that price point.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_w_2ST4T9E
http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2012/01/19/us-palm-quad-s...

Worse, if you're going with a $130 Surefire quadstack 60rder which jams, constantly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Y0w3M_F158

Just buy 3 of their own AK30 mags for the same price of a US Palm quadstack, or in case of SureFire, buy 10 PMAGs, or save up for a Beta C-Mag.

Then again, I personally don't think ANY multi round mag should cost more than $35, max, regardless of whether it's a polymer or steel/alloy mag, unless they're Beta C-Mags.

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

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Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

just

an update

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul