September 1, 2017 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
National Security compromised
The Muslim Brotherhood* has penetrated every one of our national security agencies, including our intelligence agencies, according to retired Navy admiral James “Ace” Lyons, former commander of the U.S. Pacific fleet. Adm. Lyons made this startling declaration Jan. 16, 2015 during a conference sponsored by the Center for Security Policy, a conservative Washington, D.C. think-tank.
In the time since, no action has been taken to reverse this dangerous situation.
*The Muslim Brotherhood is the oldest political Islamist group in the Arab world, founded in Egypt in 1928, with the goal of a universal Islamic system of rule that could be attained by promoting Islamic laws and morals. It is named as a “terrorist organisation” by Egypt, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and the United Arab Emirates.
Feds acting without authority, again
Attorney says the FBI is violating privacy, due process and equal protection by secretly using personal information from gun buyers’ ATF Form 4473’s for the unauthorized purpose of checking gun buyers against the Terror Screening Database.
The USDOJ says a 19-year-old man could face life in prison after his guilty plea this week for his role in an interstate gun trafficking scheme and other crimes. The man admitted he sold at least five dozen firearms without a license from at least March 2015 until his arrest this January. He pled guilty to one count each of robbery affecting interstate commerce, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, conspiracy to deal in firearms without a license, and traveling interstate to promote illegal firearms trafficking. The guns were trafficked from Reno, NV, to Oakland, CA.
But here’s the thing: NONE of the ATF’s felonious gun trafficking conspirators in the Fast and Furious scandal has ever been arrested or charged with a crime, much less gone to trial facing a life sentence. Gee, I wonder why?
It seems that the lawful carry of guns was banned by the NRA at some of the training events during its NRA Carry Guard Expo in Milwaukee last weekend, enforced by metal detector-wielding guards. Go figure. Sounds more like guarding AGAINST carry. We also have a report that attendee turnout at the inaugural CG Expo “ranged from mediocre to underwhelming.” Maybe folks don’t like gun bans or NRA stealing business models and kicking gun training companies out of its trade shows.
A coalition of 21 state attorneys general filed an amicus brief last supporting the plaintiffs in Kolbe v. Hogan. The group believes Maryland’s ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition is unconstitutional, and are asking the US Supreme Court to step in and strike the law down. Mississippi’s AG, Jim Hood (D), was not one of these.
Judges are abdicating their sworn oath and violating state law.
The Georgia State Supreme Court has ruled that zero tolerance policies on school fighting cannot deny students the right to assert they were defending themselves. The court said Georgia law gives students the legal right to argue self-defense as a justification. I have not found a parallel statute in Mississippi law, except for the use of deadly force in defense against felonious or potentially deadly assault.
ISIS is now going after trains. Here’s their magazine.
It seems that Bloomberg’s Everytown gun ban group is bleeding members after they realized that the group sponsors the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) conference. Apparently the rub is that pro-gun groups also sponsor the FOP conferences. So, we can’t even agree to support the police now?
(FYI, the FOP has, in the past at least, opposed lawful gun ownership and carry by citizens.)
They say “nobody wants to take your guns away.” Oh no? Check California.
Left-wing enemy of the state and gun-banning Southern Poverty Law Center hate group says that the Army’s Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Benning in Georgia, all named after Confederate military leaders, are “Confederate monuments” that should be removed. Not renamed; removed.
More about the SPLC:
CNN host leads violent mob. Not kidding.
The Only Ones
An unidentified King County, Washington, sheriff’s deputy/detective was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after he used his gun to threaten a peaceful motorcyclist during a traffic stop. It was all caught on the biker’s video camera.
King County Sheriff John Urquhart, who apparently declined to identify the detective, said it is never OK to pull a gun on an unarmed person during a traffic stop when the officer doesn’t feel threatened.
Benoit, MS, Police Chief Billie Earl Williams, 55, has been indicted by a Bolivar County grand jury on a charge of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting a suspect while acting as chief on January 2. The indictment states Williams “knowingly or recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, by firing a pistol at (name redacted) and striking him in the lower right leg in violation of Section 97-3-7(2) of the Mississippi Code…” We have no report on the circumstances surrounding the shooting because all the area “news” sources checked simply regurgitated the attorney general’s press release and apparently did no reporting of their own.
During an arrest of a suspect in a New York armed robbery, officers were attacked by a dog. An unidentified NYPD officer fired five times at the dog, killing it, and shooting a US marshal in the foot.
A grand jury indicted Joliet, IL, Police Officer Nicholas Crowley, 37, on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm. Crowley was also charged in a criminal complaint last month with domestic battery and criminal damage to property after he allegedly hit his police officer girlfriend on the head and fired his gun into the ceiling of her town home, but the grand jury returned a no bill on the domestic battery and criminal damage charges.
Antigun Houston, TX, police chief forgets that Texans can (and will) shoot back.
Hurricane Harvey reports
“Being fully-armed, with both pistol(s) and rifle, at all times is absolutely mandatory! Most here are helpful and kind, but home-invasions and other kinds of criminal activity are rampant, and any species of police response is hours, maybe days, away.” (more)
Meanwhile, Texas’ Tyler County issued the following warning via Facebook late Wednesday:
“Anyone who chooses to not heed this [immediate evacuation] directive cannot expect to be rescued and should write their social security numbers in permanent marker on their arm so their bodies can be identified. The loss of life and property is certain. “GET OUT OR DIE!”
And a flood-stranded elderly Houston couple called Chick-fil-A and ordered two burritos and a BOAT. The order was filled by a company manager’s husband. You can’t make this stuff up.
Newsweek.com reported this week that there have been more mass shootings (244) in the USA than days in the year so far this year, according to Gun Violence Archive. They define a mass shooting as “four or more shot and/or killed in a single event [incident], at the same general time and location not including the shooter.” GVA also reports 41,276 total shooting incidents (each presumably with one or more “victims” and including defensive uses) so far this year.
Innovative IEDs in Yemen
New MS gator record
14 feet, 3/4 inches. 766.5 lbs. Caught this week off the MS River near Natchez.
Gunsite Academy has a new Church Defense program. They also offer “Seasoned Citizen” (old fart) pistol and carbine courses and a new Seasoned Citizen Shotgun course.
Air Force magazines
The United States Air Force has joined the USMC in adopting the Magpul PMag as its standard rifle magazine. According a USAF document the Magpul PMag Gen M3 magazine will be replacing both the legacy grey body USGI magazines, as well as the Army’s new tan body/blue follower Enhanced Performance magazine in USAF service.
Canik pistol safety warning
Midsouth Shooters Supply now has Jagemann BLACK nickel pistol brass in .357 and 10mm.
Grabagun.com has S&W Model 642 Airweight Centennial stainless .38 Spl. revolvers for just $325. Some of their Taurus Model 85 variants are under $200 after Taurus’ $40 rebate. The black Ruger LCRx is still $319 and the LC9s is $295.
(FYI, I have no affiliation with Grabagun, I just see their good deals and pass them on.)
Ruger’s American Rifle Ranch Model is now available chambered in 7.69×39, and uses Ruger Mini-30 magazines. Adjustable trigger, short-throw bolt, threaded muzzle. $600.
Gamo’s Swarm Maxxim is the world’s only 10-shot break barrel air rifle. .177 cal., 1300 fps. $200.
Savage Arms Expands BA Stealth Chassis Rifle lineup with new left-hand models and .223 Rem. chambering.
Glock’s “5th Generation” G17 and G19 pistols are out. The “major” changes are a “Glock Marksman Barrel” with new rifling for improved accuracy, removal of the finger grooves, added ambidextrous slide stop delivers, new tougher and more durable nDLC finish, and flared mag-well. The slides have been re-shaped.
Cajun Navy patches. Sold out, but cool.