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  • If FBI moves to 9mm, what happens to the .40 cal Pistols?

    11/02/2015 4:39:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 140 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Smith & Wesson revolver shown above was paid for by U.S. taxpayers.  It was a finely crafted piece of machinery that served its country of origin well.  It is legal to own in all 50 states, by nearly all citizens.  But the Clinton administration chose to pay additional tax dollars to reduce it to this sad pile of scrap.  The destruction likely occurred at Anniston Army Depot.The General Services Administration (GSA) has issued a solicitation from the FBI for a unrestricted number of 9mm pistols worth up to 85 million dollars.  From GSA: The Federal Bureau of Investigation...
  • 40% of US Jews: G-d Gave Israel to Jews

    09/30/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/10/13 | Gil Ronen
    ews in the United States are overwhelmingly proud to be Jewish, yet nearly one in five of them describe themselves as having no religion, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Tuesday. The gap is generational, with 32 percent of Jews born after 1980 identifying as Jewish on the basis of ancestry, ethnicity or culture – compared with 93 percent of Jews born in 1914-27 who identified on the basis of their faith. "This shift in Jewish self-identification reflects broader changes in the US public," said Pew's Religion and Public Life Project in a summary of its 210-page report....
  • The ‘40 Percent’ Myth - The figure gun control advocates are throwing around is false. (John Lott)

    01/24/2013 1:37:09 PM PST · by neverdem · 14 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 25, 2013 | John Lott
    Gun-control advocates have recently been throwing around an impressive new number. President Obama used it last Wednesday, claiming: “as many as 40 percent of guns are purchased without a background check.” Vice President Biden and everyone from the New York Times to the Wall Street Journal to USA Today repeatedly use it. That “fact” provided the principal support for his first announced gun-control proposal, “universal background checks.” But unless you include family inheritances and gifts as “purchases,” it is simply false.The Brady Act background checks currently prevent someone who buys from a federally licensed dealer from buying a gun...
  • Roe v. Wade at 40

    01/22/2013 9:26:33 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies ^ | 1/22/2013 | Cal Thomas
    At last week's signing of "executive actions" designed to combat gun violence in America, President Obama, flanked by schoolchildren, said, "...when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now." There's no doubt that children, especially schoolchildren, are vulnerable to all kinds of threats, but are they "the most vulnerable," as the president claimed, or is there another category of human life that qualifies for that designation? Forty years after a Supreme Court majority opened the door to legalized abortion, the number of aborted babies has reached roughly 55 million. Think of that. Fifty-five million potential...
  • Gun Sales and Background Checks: Obama’s Bogus 40 Percent Stat

    01/17/2013 11:00:44 AM PST · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 17, 2013 | John Fund
    Of all the gun-control measures touted by President Obama on Wednesday, the one that got top billing was a dramatic tightening of background checks on gun purchasers. Obama himself said the need was urgent because “40 percent of all gun purchases are conducted without a background check.” But before we make the most sweeping changes in federal firearms law since the 1960s, shouldn’t we at least examine the validity of that figure? It’s about as dubious as they come.The administration is focusing on background checks in an attempt to drive a wedge between staunch anti-gun-control absolutists such as the...
  • Examiner Editorial: If top 5% paid 40% of taxes, what is their 'fair' share?

    11/25/2012 5:22:42 AM PST · by upchuck · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sunday, November 25, 2012
    Riding a wave of confidence after his re-election victory, President Obama is eager to collect scalps from the class war he appears to have won. Americans, Obama said in his postelection news conference earlier this month, "want to make sure that middle-class folks aren't bearing the entire burden and sacrifice when it comes to some of these big challenges. They expect that folks at the top are doing their fair share as well." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., echoed this point in a fundraising pitch sent out on Monday: "Voters sent a clear message to Republicans in the election:...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-09-11 ("Will Pitt's 40th Birthday today...")

    11/09/2011 4:09:59 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 34 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 9, 2011 | DUmmie Raven and Charles Henrickson
    OK, I promise: After today, I will take a moratorium on Will Pitt DUFUs for a while. But today IS the man's 40th birthday, after all, and he IS the Pied Piper of DUmmieland, and he has been the #1 star of the DUmmie FUnnies over these past 7+ years. So a special birthday tribute today to William Rivers Pitt. Really, though, it's just an excuse to post a song I came up with since yesterday. Yesterday we DUFUed Will's THREAD, "Woke up this morning just covered in Fail," in which the Pittster bemoaned not some setback in the...
  • Glock Fab Four

    06/22/2010 12:19:00 PM PDT · by Errant · 38 replies · 4+ views
    Youtube ^ | 22 June, 2010 | Hickok45
    Hickok45 — June 22, 2010 — If you're considering a Glock in 9mm or .40 caliber, this video is meant to help you make the decision. Glock 26 - Baby Glock in 9mm Glock 27 - Baby Glock in .40 caliber Glock 19 - mid size Glock in 9mm Glock 23 - mid size Glock in .40 caliber
  • Facing the Big 4-0

    06/09/2010 10:16:33 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 17 replies · 39+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | June 9, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    As I face the beginning of The Mountain of Lifes Ultimate Peak/It's All Downhill From Here/Greying Temples/Wrinkles/The Music's Too Loud/These Little Blue Pills are Great years, I do so sans hesitation or dread.
  • Today I turn 40! (Vanity)

    05/02/2009 4:16:49 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 40 replies · 1,248+ views
    N/A ^ | 2 May 2009 | NAPSCOORDINATOR
    I have never done a vanity before but today I just needed to let my FREEPER FRiends that I turned 40 today and am stunned. I just can't believe that I remember my parents turning 40. Enjoy life cuz it is short. I tell you my life has been enhanced with my membership to Free Republic. Thank you to all of you and my family Julie (Mrs. NAPS), Nick, Kyle, Alex, and Abby. May 2, 1969 as a lucky day for the Just kidding.
  • What would Reagan do? (Op-ed/Commentary)

    04/10/2009 5:28:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 723+ views
    Temecula Valley News ^ | April 10, 2009 | Rick Reiss
    What would Reagan do? Rick Reiss Friday, April 10th, 2009 Last month, members of the Temecula community met at the Ronald Reagan Sports Park to celebrate “Can Do” Day. The annual Can Do Day event recognizes the time when President Ronald Reagan commended the people of Temecula for their self-reliance and initiative in building the sports park that now bears his name. On March 3, 1983, while addressing the US Olympic committee, President Reagan remarked, “The folks in a rather small town, Temecula…got together and built themselves a sports park, held fundraising barbecues and dinners. And those who didn’t have...
  • Living with staggering violence in South L.A.

    03/30/2008 6:11:12 AM PDT · by Haddit · 53 replies · 1,320+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 28, 2008 | Scott Gold, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    Hines has pleaded not guilty to a series of felonies that could bring him a life prison term. Police are still searching for the intended victims, who have not come forward. Hines is a Four Trey Crip, said Los Angeles Police Lt. Paul Stalker, commanding officer of detectives in the department's Newton Division, which covers 10 square miles of South Los Angeles, a shifting mosaic of gang territories. The gunman's intended victims, investigators believe, were probably Bloods, perhaps members of a branch called AFC, or "All for Crime." Generally, Bloods control the east side of Central and Crips the west....
  • Officers' hands tied on illegal immigrants

    02/04/2008 8:21:22 AM PST · by Technoman · 7 replies · 122+ views
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | 2/03/08 | and Stephanie Czekalinski
    It began as a tip to America's Most Wanted: An anonymous caller said the No. 1 fugitive was holed up in a South Side house. With the TV show's cameras in tow, deputy U.S. marshals raided 788 Stambaugh Ave. on Jan. 7 looking for Manuel Penaloza, who was wanted in two killings and a carjacking in Pasadena, Calif. Instead, they found five undocumented immigrants in the tiny bungalow. The immigrants were deported; there was no evidence that Penaloza had ever been there. "Something's fishy," said Tom Genz, who supervises the Marshals Service office in Columbus. "As time goes by, I'm...
  • Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's

    12/25/2007 12:58:28 AM PST · by CutePuppy · 133 replies · 5,673+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 24, 2007 | IBD
    Reagan's War, Not Charlie Wilson's Media Bias: Hollywood would have us believe that Democrats defeated the evil empire in Afghanistan, and that President Reagan played only a minor role and even helped pave the way to 9/11. If you think Hollywood's idea of a Christmas movie being one about the Soviet defeat in Afghanistan is strange, even stranger is the plot line. "Charlie Wilson's War," which opened Friday, manages to reduce the president who won the Cold War to a background footnote. Charlie Wilson was a pro-abortion, Equal Rights Amendment-supporting congressman widely known as "the liberal from Lufkin." To his...
  • $40,000 numbskulls ( How Today's Colleges Indoctrinate instead of Educate )

    08/02/2006 2:06:53 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 56 replies · 1,533+ views ^ | 08/02/2006 | Prof. Walter Williams
    $40,000 numbskulls -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: August 2, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2006 Colleges and universities will start their fall semester soon. You might be interested in what parents' and taxpayers' money is going for at far too many "institutions of higher learning." At Occidental College in Los Angeles, a mandatory course for some freshmen is "The Unbearable Whiteness of Barbie." It's a course where professor Elizabeth J. Chin explores ways in "which scientific racism has been put to use in the making of Barbie [and] to an interpretation of the film 'The Matrix' as a Marxist critique of capitalism." Johns...
  • Mom's a recruit (Mother of four follows son into boot camp; first 40+ Arizona woman to join)

    07/29/2006 11:04:53 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 4,426+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Carol Ann Alaimo
    When Laurie-Ann Fuca told loved ones she was planning to become a soldier, some doubled over and laughed until their stomachs hurt. They hooted that she'd never pass the physical at her age, that she'd wilt without luxuries like manicures and martinis. No one's laughing now at the 41-year-old Tucson soccer mom, who is making history as the first Arizona woman to join the Army past her 40th birthday. The mother of four leaves for boot camp Monday, three weeks after her eldest son, a 19-year-old soldier, was sent to Iraq. Until recently, the scenario would have been impossible. But...
  • Explosion Near Iraqi Mosque Kills 40, Wounds 90

    07/17/2006 6:47:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 410+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Multinational Corps Iraq news
    WASHINGTON, July 17, 2006 – Initial reports indicate 40 Iraqi citizens were killed and 90 wounded today when terrorists stormed a market area near the Mohammed Al Amin Mosque in Mahmudiya, Iraq, military officials reported. Iraqi security forces and soldiers from Multinational Division Baghdad immediately responded to the attack. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, responded to explosions in the area at about 9:15 a.m. The troops began taking small-arms fire from unknown assailants southwest of the mosque while they performed a cordon-and-search operation for a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. Meanwhile, U.S. soldiers from 1st...
  • Fruity headache for cafe owners (Australia's worst frost in 24 years destroys 40,000 tons of citrus)

    07/04/2006 3:39:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 720+ views
    The Sunday Mail ^ | 7/03/06 | Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger
    Fruity headache for cafe ownersBy Samantha Williams and Karina Dunger 03jul06 Cafe workers ... Julie Hanssens and Jodie Lee / Troy Bendeich BAD weather is set to affect the price of oranges after already crippling Australia's banana industry. The worst frost in 24 years has destroyed 40,000 tonnes - about 25 per cent - of the citrus fruit produced in southern Australia. "They won't hit skyrocketing prices of bananas but there will be some price hike due to the reduction of fruit on the market," Riverina Citrus CEO Peter Morrish said. Oranges currently sell for $2.50kg, with experts predicting rises...
  • Success after 40 (Vanity)

    07/01/2006 7:35:41 AM PDT · by Bon mots · 33 replies · 2,257+ views
    vanity ^ | unpublished | me
    Success after the age of 40. I need help. I am writing an article about people who have attained their real success after the age of 40. These days we are always hearing of the wunderkind who starts an Internet company and makes zillions by the time he's 12 years old (or 25). Michael Dell, Shawn Fanning (well almost), Bill Gates and other techies/entrepreneurs all made millions by the time they were 25. We all love these rags-to-riches stories, and this seems to foster the belief that if you haven't done it by 40, you never will. I am writing...
  • Defective state police guns to be replaced [Indiana State Police Glocks]

    04/17/2006 3:12:05 PM PDT · by archy · 50 replies · 11,915+ views
    The Terre Haute [Indiana] TRIBUNE-STAR ^ | 12 April 2006 | The Tribune-Star
    Defective state police guns to be replaced The Tribune-Star Indiana State Police will receive new Glock 9 mm handguns as a result of functional problems with their current Glock 40-caliber handguns. About 50 guns that were identified as dysfunctional through a manufacturer defect will be replaced, said Indiana State Police Sgt. Joe Watts. The manufacturer is replacing the guns at no cost to State Police, Watts said. No timeline has been set for when the new handguns will arrive. When they arrive, police will be trained on their use. State troopers can carry one of the new, replaced handguns or...