BATFE To Ban Common AR-15 Ammo

I’m copying/pasting this entire piece from the NRA ILA:

Gun Control isn’t about guns.  It’s about control!

In a move clearly intended by the Obama Administration to suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223 caliber general purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives unexpectedly announced today that it intends to ban commonplace M855 ball ammunition as “armor piercing ammunition.” The decision continues Obama’s use of his executive authority to impose gun control restrictions and bypass Congress.

It isn’t even the third week of February, and the BATFE has already taken three major executive actions on gun control. First, it was a major change to what activities constitute regulated “manufacturing” of firearms. Next, BATFE reversed a less than year old position on firing a shouldered “pistol.” Now, BATFE has released a “Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(c)”, which would eliminate M855’s exemption to the armor piercing ammunition prohibition and make future exemptions nearly impossible.

gun-controlBy way of background, federal law imposed in 1986 prohibits the manufacture, importation, and sale by licensed manufacturers or importers, but not possession, of “a projectile or projectile core which may be used in a handgun and which is constructed entirely . . . from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper, or depleted uranium.” Because there are handguns capable of firing M855, it “may be used in a handgun.” It does not, however, have a core made of the metals listed in the law; rather, it has a traditional lead core with a steel tip, and therefore should never have been considered “armor piercing.” Nonetheless, BATFE previously declared M855 to be “armor piercing ammunition,” but granted it an exemption as a projectile “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes.”

Now, however, BATFE says that it will henceforth grant the “sporting purposes” exception to only two categories of projectiles:

Category I: .22 Caliber Projectiles

A .22 caliber projectile that otherwise would be classified as armor piercing ammunition under 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(B) will be considered to be “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes” under section 921(a)(17)(C) if the projectile weighs 40 grains or less AND is loaded into a rimfire cartridge.

Category II: All Other Caliber Projectiles

Except as provided in Category I (.22 caliber rimfire), projectiles that otherwise would be classified as armor piercing ammunition will be presumed to be “primarily intended to be used for sporting purposes” under section 921(a)(17)(C) if the projectile is loaded into a cartridge for which the only handgun that is readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade is a single shot handgun. ATF nevertheless retains the discretion to deny any application for a “sporting purposes” exemption if substantial evidence exists that the ammunition is not primarily intended for such purposes.

BATFE is accepting comments until March 16, 2015 on this indefensible attempt to disrupt ammunition for the most popular rifle in America. Check back early next week for a more in-depth analysis of this “framework” and details on how you can submit comments.

 

How to comment – from the BATFE

ATF will carefully consider all comments, as appropriate, received on or before March 16, 2015, and will give comments received after that date the same consideration if it is practical to do so, but assurance of consideration cannot be given except as to comments received on or before March 16, 2015. ATF will not acknowledge receipt of comments. Submit comments in any of three ways (but do not submit the same comments multiple times or by more than one method):

ATF email: APAComments@atf.gov

Fax: (202) 648-9741.

Mail: Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Denise Brown, Enforcement Programs and Services, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226; telephone: (202) 648-7070.

Liar Liar Pants On Fire

BeFunky_josh-earnest.jpgHe’s better at parsing words than Bill Clinton.  Quite an accomplishment, that.

Lately, he seems to be slipping.  I’m talking about White House spokeshole Josh Earnest.  He lies.  You know he is lying.  He knows you know he is lying,  and, he makes no effort to try and make you believe that he’s not lying.  He used to do that; make you think he was on the level, trying his best to get the facts straight, the truth out.

Now, he’s just a lying turd.  A big one.

When confronted with a question about the millions of Americans who will have to cough up close to $2 Billion in penalty taxes this year for not having their health insurance as required by Obamacare (which was confirmed by the Administration’s own Treasury Department, as well as the CBO) Earnest replied,  “I don’t think it is accurate to suggest that millions of people are going to get a tax bill as a result of this.”

I had to really parse this one to make some sense.  Then it hit me.  How many of you actually get a tax bill?  Very few.  We voluntarily comply, fill out the forms, write the check, and curse the bastards for their spendthrift ways.  Right?  We don’t get a bill, unless we get an audit.  And most of those are the letter variety anyway.  So, Earnest is technically telling the truth.  Millions of Americans aren’t going to get a whopping tax penalty bill this year.  Nope,  they’ll simply pay it on April 15, or have it deducted from any anticipated refund.

What a turd.  Eat it Josh Earnest.  And your boss too.

John Kerry: Epic Fail

John Kerry is a complete and utter failure as the Secretary of State. It isn’t even close. This is a man who makes Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State look competent. He is the perfect Secretary of State for Barack Obama, arguably the worst president in the history of the Republic.

kerry on a bike2A classic example is currently underway in the nuclear talks with the mullahs in Iran. Kerry’s wicked smart negotiating team is described as negotiating from a position of weakness, and routinely “plea” with Iran in their talks, and that Iran’s leading negotiator “frequently shouts” at U.S. officials. link

And now, according to a survey of professors at the top 25 foreign policy schools conducted by Foreign Policy Magazine, Kerry is the absolute worst Secretary of State in history. source

Is anyone really surprised?

This President Needs to Eat his Spinach

I had to read this statement a couple of times to try and make some sense of it:

President Barack Obama has a moral responsibility to push back on the nation’s journalism community when it is planning to publish anti-jihadi articles that might cause a jihadi attack against the nation’s defenses forces, the White House’s press secretary said Jan. 12.

It still makes little sense to me that Obama is willing to sacrifice the First Amendment in order to mollify the Islamics.

It also reminded me of a cartoon that I watched as a child.  Popeye the Sailor certainly wasn’t concerned about offending the Imperial Japanese Navy when he sang, “You’re A Sap, Sap, Sap Mr. Jap.”

Who are you gonna believe, Obama or Osama?

There are only three choices in Islam: [1] either willing submission [conversion]; or [2] payment of the jizya, through physical, though not spiritual, submission to the authority of Islam; or [3] the sword, for it is not right to let him live.

Osama bin Laden, The al Qaeda Reader, Page 42.

Islam is a religion that preaches peace and the overwhelming majority of Muslims are peaceful.

Barack Hussein Obama, address to the UN General Assembly.

 

 

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Yeah, but what about The Crusades?

There is no moral equivalence, and here is the evidence:

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  • The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
  • The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
  • The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
  • The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
  • The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
  • The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
  • The Bali Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
  • The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
  • The Moscow Theater Attackers were Muslims
  • The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
  • The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
  • The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
  • The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
  • The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
  • The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Muslims
  • The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
  • The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
  • The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
  • The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
  • The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
  • The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
  • The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
  • The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
  • The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims
  • The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims

I rest my case.

Michigan’s Moderate Muslims

You gotta see this. Moderate muslims telling you what they really think.

islamo delenda est.

Cronyism Kills

Remember 2009?

The Obama regime promised a miracle economic recovery if only Congress would pass their mammoth economic stimulus bill.  Shovel-ready jobs.  Green, renewable energy.  Smart Policies.  Yada, yada, yada.

ebola=nurseThis occurred to me as I saw some of the new Democrat ads blaming the GOP for Ebola.  “Cuts Kill,” or something.

Some $80 BILLION in the stimulus package was devoted to green energy, much of which was directed to campaign donors and other friends of the regime.

In short order, many of those same companies began to fail.  As Ashe Schow notes:

So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy.

 

If you’re keeping score:  almost $8 Billion of the 2009 Obama stimulus bill went to campaign friendly green energy companies which are either failing, or in bankruptcy.

That’s enough to fund the CDC entirely for 15 months.

Cut’s Kill, my ass.

 

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The Sign of Jonah

But he answered and said unto them,

An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.

Matthew 12:39

 

christians-crucufied-syriaIn the ancient city of Mosul, Christians have been told they must convert to mohammedism, face the sword, or leave forever.  Christianity in Iraq is on the brink of extinction.  Churches have been laid to ruin, property plundered, and families brutalized and murdered.  The same in Syria, as reports of the crucifiction of Christians who would not renounce their faith have emerged.

 

 

Also this week the tomb of the prophet Jonah was destroyed.

The destruction of Jonah’s tomb was not an attack on archaeology. It was an attack on both those Christians living in Iraq today and on the rich  Christian heritage of the region.  (read more)

The sign of Jonah is recognized as representing the death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ.  I have no personal revelation that the destruction of the tomb in Mosul is in any way related to the Scripture that I quoted to begin this post, but it was the very first thing that occurred to me when I saw the video report on cable news.

chinese river turns redSigns and wonders….  How about the river in China turning tomato-soup-red in the matter of a couple of hours? In fact, blogger  Moar Kardoudi has documented several other yet unexplained recent instances of rivers running red.

Yet another European river turns ‘blood’ red overnight, this time in Northampton, UK 06 Jan 2014
Another European river turns ‘blood’ red overnight, this time in Slovakia! 03 Dec 2013
River turns blood red overnight in The Netherlands, 01 Nov 2013
Waters at Bondi Beach, Australia turn blood red, 28 Nov 2012
Yangtze River turns red, 07 Sep 2012
Lebanon: Beirut River mysteriously runs blood red, 16 Feb 2012

In America, the list of scandals and power grabs by President Obama grows longer with each passing week.  Presidential approval ratings have fallen to their lowest levels since the Jimmy Carter debacle, with no end in sight.  And yet, he keeps the gas pedal  to the floor, the Cloward Piven strategy stretching the nation to the breaking point.

With so many people oblivious to current events, blaming the blameless for their own problems and struggles, and captivated by the poisonous demogoguery of souless, sold-out politicians, how can our society do anything but crash and burn?

And so, I remain by day a businessman.  By night, a father, grandfather, and husband, trying to keep my head in a world spinning out of control.  King David once said that his rod and his staff provided him comfort.  With me, it is my carbine and my food pantry.

I fear this will end soon.  Badly.

 

 

The Assault On Our Southern Border Wasn’t Spontaneous, It Was Planned

When I discovered how many ILLEGAL immigrants were flooding our border with Mexico and that they were primarily from Central American countries, I thought to myself…”now, wait a minute.”

My pause was directly attributed to my cynicism and my suspicions of the current criminal enterprise known as the Obama administration.

I just knew this entire fiasco was a classic example of the Cloward-Piven Strategy. Of course I couldn’t prove it, but one thing I learned from spending time on a farm was you didn’t need to see the dead rat in a barn to know there was a dead rat in the barn. The smell is confirmation enough.

Then my nose to the wind approach directed me to the blog Conservative Wife, where the author did some outstanding research and as her blog article indicates, our government initiated this mass invasion and was contracting for escorts/transport in late January.
planning an invasion

I strongly encourage you to click on the Conservative Wife hyperlink above, she has posted the entire requirements for the procurement.

I also encourage you all to forward this to others, and as she said, ‘MAKE THIS GO VIRAL.’

Quote Of The Week: John Zogby(?)

If you are a leftist and you have lost John Zogby, you are truly rudderless.

“Mr. Obama is no longer seen as the transformational symbol of hope and change, but more as an ogre of a hellish national security state. A new round of Benghazi emails reappears like a nasty zit. Lousy week.”

(Source)

All I can add to that scathing report is…well said-well spoken.

Texas A&M study names Obama 5th best American President

In a recently completed study from Texas A&M University, President Barack Obama has been rated as the 5th best in history.

“After only 5 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best in history.”

Here are the Results:

all hat no cattle1) Reagan and Lincoln tied for first
2) Seventeen presidents tied for second
3)Twenty-three other presidents tied for third
4) Jimmy Carty came in 4th
5) Obama was fifth

Heh. gig’em!

Have a great weekend, y’all.

Credibility Gap

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This is a president who knows nothing at all about:

  • Bhenghazi scandal
  • Fast and Furious scandal
  • NSA wiretap of American citizens
  • DOJ intimidation of reporters
  • IRS targeting of conservatives
  • Seal Team 6 deaths

But who knows everything about Assad’s use of chemical weapons, even before the release of the UN investigative report.

 

Pure Genius.

No justice, no pizza

This sign was posted over at Patriot Nation.

I rank it right up there with the “I have a deram” sign from Corpus Christi

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no justice no pizza

#travon

Obama deploys West Coast Defense Grid

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Because it has worked so well in our schools!

12-12-12. T Minus 9 days and counting till TEOTWAWKI

I’m watching the 12-12-12 benefit concertRoger Daltry of The Who looks to be about 100 years old.  But the music still rocks – without a doubt.

Nine days till  <<THE END>>.  Here’s what the hedgehog sees as he peeks above the rim of his burrow:

Over a half  million family farms threatened by Obama’s new death tax.

Large “Ball of Light” crashes in Sweden.

More on the mystery orb:  UFO recovery team dispatched.

Obama plans direct talks with Iran.

Iran admits exporting drones to Chavez

Next 9-11:  Iranian death squads are here.

h/t Stan Deyo

Got any good linkage?  Post ’em in the comments section….

The White House knew, and did nothing

The Smoking Gun:

A series of internal State Department emails obtained by Fox News shows that officials reported within hours of last month’s deadly consulate attack in Libya that Al Qaeda-tied group Ansar al-Sharia had claimed responsibility.

The emails provide some of the most detailed information yet about what officials knew in the initial hours after the attack. And it again raises questions about why U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice, apparently based on intelligence assessments, would claim five days after the attack that it was a “spontaneous” reaction to protests over an anti-Islam film.

Ansar al-Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group suspected of participating in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has been arrested and is being held in Tunisia.

hat tip:   Fox News/Fox and Friends
Dear Mr. Obama: 
Know that little glow that’s starting to blink in the corner of your eye? 
That’s your career dissipation light.   It went into overtime  ….   “Backdraft”

11/07/12: See you at the polls!

I remember Stern’s crew doing this in time for the ’08 election. Seems like the Obama supporters haven’t learned much.

To all Obama voters: be sure and get to the polls on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Obama 2016: The movie.

h/t rayra

The Friday before the State-Auburn game, and other interesting stuff

In today’s racially charged political environment, if any political disagreement with the current occupant of the White House gets characterized by the drive-by’s as racism, what does this button (seen at the demo convention) mean?

 

Other than illustrating the Democrat penchant for shallow-thinking-bumper-sticker politics, does voting for someone because of their race mean the same as not voting for that person for the same reason?

 

This is the World Famous Friday Open Thread. Hubba, hubba, hubba.

WFFOT: disagreeing with the current administration since 2008.

Same old Barry

Great Moments in Leadership

Inspired by “Beltway Confidential”, courtesy of The Cube

The $3000 Thingamajig

The President needs to stick to something he knows about — like stopping the oceans from rising.

I’m afraid there’s a better than average chance that the economy-thing is not going to work out well at all.

The latest evidence: The $3000 Thingamajig …..

NRSC deploys Rule 5

Great job from the NRSC.

Politico notes that it has drawn 4 times more traffic than obama’s version.

from Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals

RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

Ødumbo, O.G.

No, the O.G. doesn’t mean original gangsta’, it means Oblivious Gawker.

It is now day 51 of the BP well disaster and the oil continues to leak out.

Not only has our pResident O.G. not spoken to, or met with, the CEO of BP he is still struggling with how to vote not present on this problem.

While gawking at the teleprompter and cameras, he continues to ignore his responsibility in resolving this crisis, responsibility codified in law.

However, pResident O.G. is angry, enraged, furious and even livid. So much so he is searching for someone’s ass to kick over this. A friend of mine suggested that, in light of all available evidence, O.G. should kick his own ass. To which I replied…he would get his ass kicked if he tried.

With that said, let us not forget he still has experts to call on to deal with all this.

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