January 26, 2016

Gun Nazi Of The Month Award – Lowell, Massachusetts

Posted in Uncategorized at 4:53 pm by Rid

Stupidity has no bounds! (me)

Lowell, Massachusetts is going to require gun permit applicants to write an essay to explain why they’re exercising their Second Amendment rights.


(via Lowell Sun):

A new firearms policy will go into place despite a final plea from gun-rights advocates Tuesday for looser restrictions.The policy requires anyone seeking a license-to-carry to take a gun-safety course. Anyone applying for an unrestricted gun license must state in writing why they should receive such a license, and to provide additional documentation, such as prior military or law-enforcement service, a prior license-to-carry permit, or signed letters of recommendation.

Critics who spoke Tuesday, and who’ve blasted the policy before, made one last attempt at persuading Police Superintendent William Taylor to make it less onerous on applicants.

“I will never write an essay to get my rights as an American citizen,” resident Dan Gannon said.

Taylor did agree to work with one resident, a trained firearms-safety instructor, to help shape a training course applicants will be required to take. The trainer, Randy Breton, strongly criticized Taylor moments earlier for what he said was intentionally expensive training to dissuade anyone from applying for a gun permit.

“It’s beyond ridiculous,” Breton said of courses he looked into. One costs $1,100 over five days, and another doesn’t offer any sessions through the rest of the year in Massachusetts.

Police Superintendent William Taylor has been bequeathed the authority to unilaterally set the firearms policy. Hail to victory! Ignore that shredded document in the corner. Certainly ignore the gentleman in the picture with the white wig, looking down at you. He ain’t smil’n.


That’s right, if you have the honor of living in Lowell, Mass., you get to pick and choose what parts of the US Constitution suits you. Nothing like a little government sanctioned income discrimination. Don’t have $1,100 bucks sitting around in the sock drawer? Too bad for you and no gun for you.

What’s next, a $1,100 dollar poll-tax?

Geez, what a bunch of East Coast whack jobs.

February 3, 2009

The New M&P 15, Smith & Wesson

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , at 6:13 pm by Rid


The above is a picture of my new M&P 15, manufactured by Smith & Wesson. This is my review of this weapon. I have had several thousand hits on my review of the KHAR 40 and XD 40.  So I have decided to review some of the other weapons in my arsenal of democracy.


The M&P 15 shoots the Soviet block 5.45 x 39 round. I chose this weapon over the 5.56/223 because, frankly, the round is (was) a hell-of-a-lot cheaper. I purchased my 15 in November of 2008, ditto for the ammo. I bought 10,000 rounds at .19 cents per round.  Most of my ammo sources are now over .26 cents.

The price gap between the  556 and the 545 has narrowed, but still make sense for you to choose the aforementioned.

5.45 x 39 Russian Military Surplus

5.45 x 39 Russian Military Surplus

Regarding ballistics, there is some good source material on the web, but you will find that side by side comparisons between the 545 and 556 are very comparable. This post is a work in progress and I will post data as it comes available (let me know what your experience was.)

If you have fired the 556 then you have fired the 545. After the break-in period, I have had no problems with the weapon. I did have 2 failures to feed in the first 200 rounds. But my buddy who purchased the exact same weapon had zero f.t.f. problems – just my luck.

MORE TO COME>>>>>>>>

Republican Senators – Get Some NADS! Stop Daschle!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , at 2:57 pm by Rid

“Make no mistake, tax cheaters cheat us all, and the IRS should enforce our laws to the letter. ” TOM DASCHLE

The following video is from a speech Daschle gave in 1998 admonishing tax cheats.

CSPAN Video Link

Obama’s Senate Bill S.2433, Global Poverty Act

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , at 5:45 am by Rid

No Wonder Guns Rights Advocates Are Concerned About Obama’s Agenda!

Candidate’s Global Poverty Act could be a veiled threat to U.S. taxpayers

Back in March, I posed a few questions to voters about Barack Obama. I asked “What is Obama’s real agenda? What does his extremely liberal leadership mean for America?” The answers are beginning to show themselves. Obama’s campaign theme is “change.” Folks, if he’s elected president, we may all be working for “change,” pocket-change.

“I believe in the power of the African-American religious tradition to spur social change,” Obama has asserted. He also says his faith has led him to question “the idolatry of the free market.” Now it appears that a President Obama’s foreign and domestic policies are much like his previous church’s Afrocentric doctrine he once pledged to uphold. Americans will pay a hefty price. It’s not too hard to figure that trading Iraq for third-world countries tips the scale in the wrong direction.

Yes, some of Obama’s African priorities are noble, such as fighting AIDS and genocide. But how much U.S. aid, resources and presidential time would he devote to them? How much is enough and at what cost?

The picture clears when we look at the Global Poverty Act , Senate Bill S.2433 sponsored by none other than Obama. If this bill passes in the Senate in September, Barack Obama and the U.N. may well be on their way to having their hands in the U.S. taxpayer pockets. Read on.

The bill requires the president to develop and implement a comprehensive strategy to advance a foreign policy objective of promoting the reduction of global poverty, the elimination of extreme global poverty, and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by one-half the proportion of people worldwide, between 1990 and 2015, who live on less than $1 per day. It also includes guidelines for what the strategy should include — from foreign aid, trade, economic development and debt relief to working with the international community and leveraging the participation of businesses and nongovernmental organizations.

The bill requires that the president’s strategy include specific and measurable goals, efforts to be undertaken, benchmarks and timetables. The president would also be required to report back to Congress on progress made in the implementation of the global poverty reduction strategy.

A release from the Obama Senate office about the bill declares, “In 2000, the U.S. joined more than 180 countries at the United Nations Millennium Summit and vowed to reduce global poverty by 2015. We are halfway towards this deadline, and it is time the United States makes it a priority of our foreign policy to meet this goal and help those who are struggling day to day.”

The bill defines the term “Millennium Development Goals” as the goals set out in the United Nations Millennium Declaration, General Assembly Resolution 55/2 (2000). These goals call for “the eradication of poverty by redistribution of wealth and land,” cancellation of “the debts of developing countries,” and a fair distribution of Earth’s resources.”

Does this smack of socialism to you?

They have a formula prescribed for developed countries, the U.S., to contribute. The U.N. says that “the commitment to provide 0.7 percent of gross national product as official development assistance was first made 35 years ago in a General Assembly resolution, but it has been reaffirmed repeatedly over the years, including at the 2002 global financing for development conference in Monterrey, Mexico.

However, in 2004, total aid from the industrialized countries totaled just $78.6 billion — or about 0.25 percent of their collective GNP. So they want more money.

The amount of money that could be extorted from U.S. taxpayers by this bill is debatable, but sizeable. Some say $210 billion more, between now and 2015, than what we’ve already contributed through foreign aid. Some have the 13-year figures at $845 billion. Suffice it to say, U.S. contributions toward these goals are substantial. The U.S. is the largest source of foreign direct investment in developing countries, the largest recipient of developing country exports, and the largest provider of development and humanitarian assistance to developing countries.

The Global Poverty Act, by itself, adds little of value, but, in the context of the development progress and the heavy U.S. engagement in contributing to it, it could imply U.S. support for the broader goal that developed countries should provide 0.7 percent of their national wealth annually to developing countries.

Herein lies the danger of this bill and the possible burden to taxpayers. Strict adherence to the MDGs or the goal of eliminating world poverty would leave little discretion for the U.S. to distribute or withhold aid based on country performance or political objectives.

Before September when Congress reconvenes, we need to tell our senators we need to solve poverty and hunger in this country first. We need to tell Obama that this is the example we need to set for the world to see. Vote “NO” on Senate Bill S.2433.

In the hands of a would-be President Obama who, through his faith, questions what he calls the “idolatry of the free market,” who seeks “economic justice” and who champions ridding the world of aids and genocide, the Global Poverty Act is a wad of gum far bigger than we want to chew, and it’ll keep getting bigger. Handing out taxpayer dollars to third world countries only treats the symptoms of poverty and not the causes.

Excerpts taken from “The Global Poverty Act: The Wrong Track for U.S. Aid Policy” by Ambassador Terry Miller, director of the Center for International Trade and Economics, and Brett D. Schaefer, Jay Kingham Fellow in International Regulatory Affairs in the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom at The Heritage Foundation.

February 1, 2009

England’s death by 1000 cuts – Multiculturalism

Posted in Darwin Awards, Video tagged , , , , , at 10:32 pm by Rid

This is what happens when you sit back on your ass and let liberals shred your rights and laws.

England, sadly, you are getting the government  you deserve.


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