Common sense & swift justice

Jerusalem’s mayor Nir Barkat urges EVERYONE across Israel to carry a gun at all times after two Israeli soldiers are stabbed in Alufa2D333EF000000578-3265054-image-a-92_1444315234951

Nir Barkat, a former military officer and licensed gun owner, defended his decision to carry a weapon during a visit this week to an Arab neighborhood and encouraged other licensed gun owners to also carry their weapons.

‘One of the advantages Israel has is that there are many veterans of military units with operational combat experience,’ he said. ‘Having a weapon increases the resident’s confidence.’

A Mayor who endorses common sense, or as they say in Israel, ‘sekhel’ or even ‘seykhel.’ The liberal loony left in the UK and Europe are already squawking their disapproval from the comfort of their own armchairs.  Bloody well done Israel, common sense and swift justice will prevail!    Yours_Aye.

Hmm! Guns or Teddy bears?

‘You think you can muzzle me with fear?’: Real-life star of Lone Survivor movie warns gun control plays into hands of Islamic extremists ‘who would kill me for my beliefs’ as he becomes ambassador for National Rifle Association.2C2D7EE500000578-3230738-image-a-26_1441973582555 

Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell has appeared in a new TV advert for the organisation, delivering a stark warning to the extremists who ‘would kill me for my beliefs’. .The military veteran from Houston, Texas, insists that he will defend his freedom with the ‘Second Amendment’, which details the right for U.S. citizens to bear arms

And then we have the flip side of the coin…2C251C0900000578-3229372-image-a-34_1441903566025

The grown men who won’t sleep without their childhood stuffed toys next to them each night! Three men admit that they still snuggle their cuddly toys every night. Wesley Greenhalgh, 31, Gary Logan, 29. and Ashley Kovacs, 21, explain why they can’t let go of the childhood habit.

Now let me think a while over this conundrum?  ‘Guns or teddy bears – guns or teddy bears – guns or teddy bears – guns or teddy bears?’ It’s a tough one, I may just have to sleep on it and come back to you tomorrow…   Yours_Aye.


Florida gun makers design assault rifle with Bible verse and cross etched on each side so ‘Muslim terrorists won’t use it.’ 2BF332AF00000578-3221602-image-a-1_1441313172447Spike’s Tactical in Apokpa is selling the powerful weapon, called the Crusader, for $1,395. It has a Psalm on one side and the Knights Templar Long Cross – a symbol of the Christian Crusades to reclaim the Holy Land from Muslims – on the other. The Bible verse, Psalm 144:1, reads: ‘Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.’ Muslim groups have condemned the divisive gun, which they suggest will be bought by ‘Christian terrorists’.

A great business idea, however; the Islamic book of hypocrisy actually contains several ‘get out’ clauses that cover such events. I do like the Crusader’s safety settings –  Peace, War, God Wills It…   Yours_Aye.

Ready for the zombie apocalypse?

blogbanner_zombieprep_560x140-greenAre you ready for the zombie apocalypse? 263267F000000578-0-image-a-13_1425181314738New $1,499 kit offers everything you need to survive the first 24 hours of the outbreak (but it’s best if you’re hiding in the mountains.)261AC81200000578-2969852-image-m-101_1424932110873 

Should the day ever come when the dead do rise from their graves a new disaster preparedness kit could give you an edge in those chaotic first hours for the reasonable cost of $1,499. Called the First 24, the 12” by 9” waterproof and dust tight kit includes a revolver, flashlight, emergency signals, fire starter, compass, 550 Para cord, batteries, and a battery caddy. To ensure that all of this stays in good condition while on the run from the ravenous hordes, the case is also resistant to UV, solvents, corrosion and fungus.

The crowd above look as though they’re trying to escape a Justin Bieber gig – the bleeding ears and crazy eyes are a ‘dead’ give away? Back to reality – $1,499 for the zombie kit? No doubt people with more money than sense will purchase the same. I’ll stick with my two trusty canine sidekicks, and much common sense.      Yours Aye.

Gun range ‘booming!’

25295B6000000578-2931121-Morgan_who_says_she_has_been_threatened_before_wrote_in_a_rambli-m-32_1422528994710Woman who banned Muslims from her gun range says business is booming since she banished them as ‘a matter of public safety.’ A gun range owner who banned Muslims from her business as a matter of ‘public safety’ claims trade has ‘quadrupled’ since the controversial move. 

Jan Morgan decided to bar all followers of Islam from her Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, last September while claiming the religion ‘commands them to kill’ her.

Morgan, who says she has been threatened before, wrote in a blog post: ‘Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?’ Five months on, and she says business is booming and that threats of a lawsuit by federal civil rights enforcers have failed to materialise.

I can just imagine the heaving chests of the hand wringing PC brigade when they heard of this. In case you’re reading this; ‘Well done Jan Morgan’ I believe your stance is totally acceptable under the circumstances we now find ourselves in. Perhaps turning the range into a private members club by charging $1- for life long membership would assist your case? Mine is in the post!      Yours Aye!4743131_p

Doff my cap to ‘George, Stansted, United Kingdom’ who left a comment on the original article; “Common sense. Turn it into a private club. That way you can monitor every person who applies to join and then you are far safer. Make it into a profit-making organisation and then issue every member with a share, but keep the majority of shares in your own name. Do not float the shares to the public, and make them returnable if someone dies or leaves. Keep the same system and prices. That way you hold the balance of power, the right of veto, and then you can issue a dividend commensurate to the number of shares people own. It does work in the UK. There are no public clubs in the UK, only private ones, and they are checked and monitored by our own Home Office department. Ours differ by everyone, including the President of the club, along with the chairman and club secretary have just one vote”.

‘George’ appears to be an ‘ex long range sniper’ judging his blazer badge; ‘Royal Artillery!’

An AR15! – Thank you Santa…


article-2253337-16A7B7C3000005DC-213_634x601Brothers, sisters, grandmothers, and grandpa’s in arms: Family pictures from Christmas morning prove that Santa was bang on target this year in America. Happy snaps capture the moment of a delighted Grandpa handling his Christmas morning AR15 gift. Pictures of girlfriends posing with their new rifles – to grandmothers taking aim with handguns flooded social media accounts across the country on the 25th. 

A few happy Americans unwrapping their presents on Christmas morning.

I’m not a green-eyed monster – never have I suffered from the trait of jealousy, though I will admit to being a tad envious after viewing the article… OK, perhaps more than a tad envious – just don’t push it…   😉   Bah! Humbug!       Yours Aye.

Kalashnikov ‘weapon of peace’?

Kalashnikov relaunch… as a FASHION brand: Assault rifle company unveils plan to become as big as Apple – and rebrands its most famous asset as ‘a weapon of peace’article-2860781-23BF38A300000578-652_636x382Siberian arms maker Kalashnikov wants to expand business beyond its AK-47 rifles into a lifestyle brand as recognised and valuable as Apple computers. And even its most-famous product – arguably the world’s most widely used weapon of war – has been caught in the slick corporate makeover and re-branded a ‘weapon of peace’. Shoppers will soon be able to buy Kalashnikov-branded jumpers, trousers, jeans, and sportswear as the firm struggles with a dip in Russian military spending.  Kalashnikov rebrand’s itself 23BC69DE00000578-0-image-a-42_1417702404547In the nonsensical world of advertising, I’d say they are onto a winner…      Yours Aye.

Guns & Hong Kong on the Hudson

900px-26_-_New_York_-_Octobre_2008Nearly 35,000 New Yorker’s have been deemed mentally unfit to own guns under new post-Newtown massacre law. Almost 35,000 New Yorker’s are now listed as too mentally unstable to own guns in New York state, an explosive report has revealed. 1413797088358_Image_galleryImage_Several_people_view_a_walThe shock figure comes from a new database drawn up as part of the NY Safe Act, established in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. The 19-month-old law is one of the nation’s toughest concerning mental health and firearms, and compels licensed mental health professionals in New York to report to the authorities any patient ‘likely to engage in conduct that would result in serious harm to self or others.’ Nearly 35,000 New Yorker’s have been deemed mentally unfit to own guns1100px-NYC_Top_of_the_Rock_PanoObviously I am not a native New Yorker, however; I have on a few occasions sampled the delights of ‘Hong Kong on the Hudson’ where I can vouch for the fact that it does have its fair share of nutters – the majority of which do come out at night. That said, 35,000 out of a population of 8,000,000 is a low percentage, and relative to any major city around the world (quadruple that figure and then double it for any major Islamic city!)       Yours Aye. York, so unique they named it once!

“The world’s largest sniper rifle”

The battle-tested M777 155mm Ultralightweight Field Howitzer. Also known as “The world’s largest sniper rifle” due to its range and accuracy, which enables it to “hit windows from 25 miles away.” With a digital fire control system, the M777 has the ability to fire five rounds per minute.  “The world’s largest sniper rifle”   m777_afghanistanM777 155mm howitzer fires at a low ballistic trajectory in Afghanistan.

“Renown awaits the commander who first restores artillery to its prime importance on the battlefield.” Winston Churchill.                  Yours Aye.

Solvitas Perambulum

images‘Solvitus Perambulam’ was a favourite phrase of the Roman’s, which roughly translated means ‘solve it while you walk.’ And by Gawd did they do some walking around dear old ‘Provincia Britannia.’

When ever life throws up a brick wall I tend to follow the Roman’s train of thought. Problem solving whilst walking is different to walking for pleasure, as I tend to do it at a faster speed to get a rhythm going forcing the heart to pump faster, while the senses take in the surrounding countryside subconsciously. It normally involves a route local to my humble abode, of which I tend to head out an hour before dawn breaks. Returning from this mornings perambulation I sat upon the tree logs and watched the swallows expertly skimming at grass top-level, feeding on insects warmed by the suns rays. Just as I poured a hot wet of tea from the flask, a shot rang out, followed by another…173_5Both ’rounds’ came from a firing point 300 feet away, the kinetic energy being well and truly spent as they flicked through the hedge-line into the air over towards my spot. Then another ’round,’ which lifted a leaf from the lightning tree – scattering the birds within. The spent ’rounds’ being .22 lead pellets, and the ‘blapp’ of the rifle meant some f***wits were on the other side of the hedge with air-rifles. Or as I was about to find out, they refer to themselves as ‘air-gunners?’ I stormed over to their firing point bellowing out “Stop-Cease-Fire” (range officers rant from my previous life), before jumping through a gap in the hedge to find two f***wits dressed from head to toe in camouflage, yet sporting brightly lit faces and bare hands as they wriggled about on the ground puffing and wheezing (shape, SHINE, shadow, silhouette, surface, spacing, MOVEMENT.)Panoramic Summer 2012At this point both portly built ‘air-gunners’ stood up looking coy and embarrassed, as I went into rant mode, giving them both a point-blank ‘spitwash bollocking’ whilst reciting the code of conduct for countryside shooting. My point being that Hannah and Nipper often mooch around my side of the hedge while I sit and ponder with a mug of tea on the logs, a pellet close up would take an eye out. Besides which, I take an instant dislike to any barsteward who kills for the sake of it, especially those incapable of making a decent shot, and more so when they hunt small birds!photo-3

They both informed me that “air-gunning” was a recent hobby, which inflamed the situation even further (1). Air Gunners were brave young men who sat within perspex bubbles at 20.000 ft gallantly defending their ship. (2). My 3 acre field is my open air temple, that has brought forth untold pleasurable canine adventures that is not for the use of two grossly over weight wannabe hunters… 

My grand finale was a gypsies whisper in their shell-like ears, which they both hoisted aboard, and departed at the rush with their camouflaged tails between their legs. It was only after they trundled off that I realised I had a stout blackthorn walking stick in my hand, which I must have been waving around like a ranting raving mad man. By the way, I solved my original brick wall problem, and the rest of the day has gone really well.            Yours Aye.

‘Don’t shoot the messenger!’

Published on Jun 5, 2014: Gun Crimes Plummet Even as Gun Sales Rise…Gun crimes plummetA majority of Americans say they think gun crime has increased over the past 20 years, even though it has actually fallen dramatically, a recent Pew Research Center survey shows. Sources: Department of Justice: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives: Annual Firearms Manufacturers And Export Report: United States International Trade Commission: Pew Research Center: National Safety Council: Gallup.Gun crimes drop as gun sales riseGun Crimes Plummet Even as Gun Sales Rise ‘Hey don’t shoot the messenger!’ Yours Aye

Browning HP, Sig Sauer, Glock.

Red-faced defence chiefs squandered millions of pounds on 6,000 pistols that were scrapped after just five years. A damning example of waste by the Ministry of Defence top brass, who bought the Sig Sauer handguns before ditching them in favour of Austrian-made Glock. The embarrassing fiasco came at a time when the cash-strapped department was axing 30,000 troops, fighter jets, warships and tanks in a desperate bid to save money. The MoD ordered the consignment of Sig semi-automatic pistols in 2008 as an Urgent Operational Requirement to enable British soldiers to protect themselves better in Afghanistan. UPDATED:  out of pure interest  1.Welcome to    2.MOD Sales, Military Vehicles & Used Ex MOD Land Rovers for Sale   3.Direct Sales – MOD Sales, Military Vehicles & Used Ex MOD Land … Change the £ for $ to appreciate valuearticle-0-005FEA2200000258-191_634x401But in January last year the Army announced that after extensive tests it was replacing the ageing standard-issue Cold War-era Browning pistol – introduced nearly 50 years ago – with the Glock 17 Gen 4 handgun. The Treasury has spent £6 billion on Urgent Operations Requirements, or UORs, which has involved rushing new kit into service in Iraq and Afghanistan when existing equipment proves to be dangerously inadequate MORE HERE:  Ministry of Defence spent millions of pounds on 6000 pistols which it ditched after just five years


It is my own humble opinion that you cannot judge a decision made in 2008, by the standard of today. In addition to this, the decision to purchase the 6,000 Sig Sauer pistols was part of an ‘Urgent Operational Requirement’ for troops engaged in hostile operations. As such it would have been placed as a bulk emergency order, with the criteria to over match the Browning, at the cheapest price. Its use as a secondary weapon would have been against targets up close and very personal. It was well-known that the 9mm Browning High Power pistols were at the very end of their life in 2000! 

As far as kit and weapons were concerned when I served as a RM; we fortunately had the best, as well as specialist kit unseen in the Army/RAF at the time. I had only one complaint, and that was against the first issue of the RM high leg combat boots. The procurement officer within the Corps should have been reamed out with an old Christmas tree for signing off on them. Typical of such a trial the main issue went to Staff officers, clerks, cooks, and bottle washers. Only a small handful of Commando Unit Marines received a pair for evaluation, of which all complained of their total unsuitability; no one listened. It took five years before some genius rectified the fault, which resulted in a far superior boot. Drip session now over…       Yours Aye.

‘Two friends’ Backpack adventure…

article-2543240-1AD97EE200000578-999_636x382Gun Manufacturers Smith & Wesson have unleashed their newest revolver: a monster .460 calibre handgun which they say is ‘great for a back-up gun, or for hunting’. Named the ‘Backpack Cannon’, the gun was unveiled in Las Vegas on Monday at the Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade show, the largest gun show in the U.S., which around 60,000 gun fans attend every year.article-2543240-1AD97FDA00000578-20_634x382 The cannon features a three-inch barrel, high visibility sights and synthetic shock absorber on the rear of the handle, as well as a massive chamber to fit the gigantic .460 calibre rounds, which are some of the biggest and most powerful bullets in the world. MORE HERE: Smith & Wesson unveil the Backpack Cannon, their monster .460 caliber revolver

I thought they released a version of this several years ago? Apparently this version comes with an optional two-wheel ‘strap on barrel bogey,’ and twelve feet of thick para cord, so owners can trundle along dragging it behind them! OK, I made the last bit up about the wheels and cord… Would I have one? Of course I would, just in case ‘Nipper’ ever went rogue, and turned on me 😉      Yours Aye.

A fistful of $ Dollars USD

Or a fistful of £ Sterling, depending on what side of the pond you hail from. bill-424276

That’s what you will require to purchase Wild Bill Hickok’s Smith & Wesson No 2 revolver when it comes up for auction. The .32 gun with a 6in barrel, blue finish and varnished rosewood grips comes with documentation proving its provenance. 68920 WILD WEST fans will need a fistful of dollars to buy the ­pistol Wild Bill Hickok was ­carrying With todays currency conversion, that’s $ 498,352-USD, or £ 320,000-Sterling. I would lay odds on that it stays on the $ side of the pond, which is where its true history sits. (it would have to be de-commissioned if it was brought into the UK, a gross act of legislative vandalism)!

Yours Aye.

I Support Starbucks and the 2A

Starbucks and 2AMoms Demand Action is a little hot under the collar about Starbucks honoring state and local laws regarding the carry of firearms in their stores. Essentially the java joint matches their store policies with law. So they allow firearms in the coffeeshop if local law allows it. And to show appreciation, gun aficionados are staging a buy-in on August 9th. (I thought it was today and passed by one at the mall. We rolled in and bought three drinks to show support. None of the baristas had any idea about the buy-in, probably because I had the wrong day. But they were friendly to the idea. 2nd Amendment, one of them asked. Neat.)

US Concealed Carry, Inc.

USCCAI find the idea of concealed carry enticing, it’s a great privilege and responsibility. One day, when I’m finished with Navy deployments, I’ll explore a CCW license. In the meantime, I’ll just have to go here:

Welcome to the United States Concealed Carry Association, the Nation’s Ultimate Concealed Carry Resource

If you’re like me, you believe in the 2nd Amendment and that self-defense is a natural-born right. This website is for people like us, people who are willing to carry a concealed weapon to protect their loved ones.

Enjoy our collection of Concealed Carry information and stay safe,

Tim Schmidt
Founder, US Concealed Carry, Inc.
Publisher, Concealed Carry Magazine

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