FOX NEWS | Exploding targets are popular at gun ranges, but not with federal law enforcement authorities who say the unregulated product not only has caused devastating forest fires but can also be a cheap source of bomb-making materials for extremists.
Selling for as little as $5 and packaged under names such as Shockwave, Sureshot, White Lightning, Zombie Boom, Blue Thunder and the original brand, Tannerite, the targets, or ETs, include an oxidizer — usually ammonium nitrate, and a fuel, typically aluminum flakes. The compounds are sold separated and remain inert until they are mixed. Once made volatile, they create an explosion that the U.S. Forest Service says can ignite vegetation.
“In the past year alone, at least 16 wildfires on national forests have been associated with exploding targets, causing millions of dollars in suppression costs while threatening the safety and well-being of surrounding communities,” said U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell.
DC GUNS & GEAR | It’s human nature, I suppose. Someone finds the right automobile/political party/firearm for himself, invests his ego in the choice, and then decides to tell you what’s right for him is obviously right for you.
Internet, where one recurring meme seems to be, “If you carry more firepower than me you’re paranoid mall ninjas, and if you carry less than me, you’re pathetic sheeple.” With husbands and wives, the 6-foot male of the household says “Honey, I’ve found the best gun to carry, so here’s one just like mine, all for you!” And he gives a petite woman something too big for her hand, or her whole body, or her wardrobe. Ideal outcomes rarely ensue.
For that matter, when the individual finds a single gun that seems best suited to him or her, even that isn’t always the best for all the time, in every place or season. We don’t wear the same clothing in a New Hampshire winter we’d wear in an Arizona summer. We don’t hunt woodchucks with the same guns we’d use to hunt moose. Why use one gun for every single time we carry?
The release of these 9 criminal ILLEGALS should demonstrate quite clearly that no matter what immigration-related legislation, if any, that is passed, if Obama doesn’t like it, he will simply ignore it and do what he damn well pleases.
One Old Veteran
MYFOX PHOENIX | WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including some who were living in the United States illegally but left and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies. The preliminary approval is unusual because it is rare for the U.S. government to grant asylum to Mexican citizens.
The immigrants were trying to call attention to hundreds of thousands who have been deported during President Barack Obama’s administration. They had cited a credible fear of persecution should they return to Mexico.
An immigration judge will have the final say whether they can remain permanently in the United States, but such a ruling could take years.
Meanwhile, the nine immigrants are likely to be released from detention in Arizona and could be eligible for a work permit in the future.
NY TIMES | A protest by nine Mexican immigrants in which they tried to enter the country through a border station in Arizona even though they had no valid documents has provoked an unusual public argument among groups pushing Congress to overhaul the immigration laws.
Most of the nine are young people who grew up in the United States without legal status. On July 22, they approached the border crossing in Nogales and asked to be admitted on a special parole. Border officers detained them for deportation, and they are being held in a detention center in Eloy, Ariz.
The most heated part of the debate centers on the high-risk move by three undocumented youths in the group, who left the United States shortly before the protest, knowing they had no legal visas to return. The six others had been deported or had left the country on their own some time ago.
• Gov’t Urged Not to Keep Immigration Activists in Solitary Confinement – LATINO DAILY NEWS
A NOTE FROM OOV:
How stupid do RINOs like Cantor, Ryan, Goodlatte, Gowdy, Corker, Alexander, and others that roam the halls of Congress think we are?
We KNOW why they aren’t disclosing their positions on Amnesty for ILLEGALS. They don’t have the cajones to honestly face the people they allege to represent and tell them that they are preparing to betray millions of loyal, hardworking American CITIZENS in order to curry favor with Hispanics in 2014/2016.
Despite what they’ve been told; even if every single Hispanic voted Republican in 2014/2016 there won’t be enough votes to save these hispandering bastards from the political firestorm that will sweep them from office.
We know what they are trying to do. We WILL hold them accountable!
BREITBART | Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin told Breitbart News Sunday host Stephen K. Bannon on Sunday night that her group has a plan to prepare activists for town halls with their U.S. Representatives and Senators on Obamacare and immigration nationwide over the month of August.
“Really, the rise of the Tea Party started in 2009, I guess, it was four years ago, in the summer of 2009,” Bannon opened up his questions with Martin on the show. “We had the meetings, we had the rallies, but it really started with the town halls against Obamacare. Over the next five weeks we have both the defunding of Obamacare, which is being sponsored and driven by Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, but probably more important is immigration and the immigration bill and representatives going back and hearing from people.”
Martin responded with a detailed plan her group Tea Party Patriots has for five individual town halls it is hosting with other conservative groups across the country, and details for constituents attending town halls put on by their congressional members.
• Cantor Won’t Commit To House Vote On Path To Legalization – POLITICO
• GOP Still Mum Whether It Will Consider Path To Citizenship — INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES
• Colorado delegation remains deeply divided on immigration reform – DENVER POST
GUNS.COM | Unlike law-abiding gun owners, gun-control desperadoes seem to have more ammo than they know what to do with these days. Case in point, gun-control rustlers loaded up quickly on the average citizen’s lack of knowledge of self defense law and “the justifiable taking of a life” and have been quite successful at exploiting the emotionally misleading narrative of the George Zimmerman case. The thing is, the trial is over and this nonsense is still going on.
Shoving reality aside, a posse of gun grabbers are still fanning the embers of George Zimmerman’s acquittal and producing the smoking hogwash necessary to pull off this devilry. Why the president of the United States yearns to restrict every citizen’s fundamental right to defend oneself in public places where one has a lawful right to be — and without a government imposed duty to retreat — remains a mystery. But concern has not impeded President Obama or Attorney General Holder from tacking up verbal warrants for state laws that share what they call a menacing brand of — dun dun dun — stand-your-ground. These misunderstood laws are currently gun-grabbers public villain number one and they have decided to fight him with ignorance. Other peoples.
AMMOLAND | PHOENIX, AZ — Immigration reform being debated in Congress will have a major unintended consequence on gun rights in America.
Neither political party has anticipated the effect. With the stroke of a pen, millions of people will suddenly find themselves eligible to buy guns.
The law that currently bans them from gun ownership or possession only affects them as illegal aliens. With citizenship that disability evaporates. The freedom to keep and bear arms, which the Bill of Rights guarantees the rest of us, will instantly be theirs. This will cause a reordering of the political landscape beyond anything Congress has imagined.
When the Minutemen brought the illegal-alien problem to our attention in 2004, we were led to believe their numbers exceeded 20 million. They were members of a class, one of nine groups of federally prohibited possessors, banned under 18 USC §922(g) from owning or using firearms.
Illegal aliens are the largest single class of people banned from exercising the Second Amendment right to arms, with mental cases and convicted felons in second and third place.
The 20 million illegal aliens somehow became 11 million as fluidly as the “news” media changed watermelon juice (what Trayvon Martin bought one fateful night last year) into ice tea, a politically correct beverage that had absolutely nothing to do with that case. The media has become unapologetic and unconstrained by reality when dealing with facts.
A headline from Bloomberg really stretches the story into the spin-and-fiction zone. The “news” item claims “Yes Votes on Immigration Revamp Haven’t Hurt Republicans”. Believe that and you’re a gullible dolt. Believe that as a politician and you may find yourself an ex-politician. Anybody with any political sense knows that supporting amnesty is the wrong side of this issue, politically, unless you’re a sold-out soul from a safe ethnic district. When three out of five Latinos back an enforcement-first approach to immigration, that should be a clue not to walk the plank for amnesty.
The evidence for arriving at Bloomberg’s inaccurate conclusion lacks credibility because it uses the highest standard you could use: No primary challengers to GOP Senators who supported S.744.
One of the media-fawned-over and featured lawmakers, Republican Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, was erroneously reported not to have a primary challenger. The Bloomberg reporter got it wrong. Richard Cash, a businessman, has thrown his hat in the ring and Nancy Mace, the first female Citadel graduate, has been actively exploring a race and is set to announce her candidacy. A state senator, Lee Bright, is also widely reported to be considering a challenge. Graham’s primary opposition is swelling.
Lamar Alexander, who flip-flopped on amnesty, has stirred up a hornets’ nest in Tennessee. Tea Party groups are actively looking for a challenger. His amnesty support has spawned protestors picketing along roadways. And the most telling sign of Alexander’s standing on the wrong side of the issue is that his Republican House colleagues aren’t about to follow his lead down the amnesty path.
Republican strategists see immigration reform as the salvation of their party. Leading Republican senators along with a few Republican House leaders are at the forefront of the amnesty push. So assuming they get their way, how will headlines and news reports read in the future?
November 2013. House Republican Leadership Caves; Path to Citizenship Now the Law
The Senate’s comprehensive immigration bill with minor modifications passed the House with strong Democratic support and was sent to the president after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) brought a conference committee bill to the floor without the majority support of his caucus. Boehner said that passage of the bill takes immigration off the table and ensures that Republican candidates will garner substantial Latino support in future elections. Republican moderates and strategists praised Boehner for his courage in defying the nativist elements of his party.
July 2014. Administration Waives Background Checks for Illegal Aliens
In order to expedite the processing of 11 million illegal aliens’ applications for legal status, the Obama administration waived all background checks for undocumented immigrants. “The vast majority of these immigrants are good, hard-working people and it is unfair to prevent them from obtaining immediate legal status due to an inability of law enforcement authorities to complete background checks in a timely manner,” an administration spokesman said. Republicans expressed shock at the president’s action.
September 2014. La Raza Calls for Defeat of Republicans Who Voted for Immigration Reform
La Raza issued a call for Hispanics to defeat Republican senators and House members who voted for immigration reform. “Republicans who supported immigration reform are primarily responsible for the militarization of the border and for denying legal status to Hispanics who have been unfairly convicted of crimes such as identity theft,” said a La Raza spokesperson. “These provisions clearly show the contempt that Republicans have for Hispanics.” Senior Republican lawmakers expressed shock that they are now under attack in spite of their support for legalization and a path to citizenship for millions of Latinos.