Auto-Ordnance Offers Custom “Squadron” 1911

H/T AmmoLand.

I may have to get one.

 

Auto-Ordnance Offers Custom "Squadron" 1911
Auto-Ordnance Offers Custom “Squadron” 1911

Greeley, PA –-(Ammoland.com)- Auto-Ordnance, maker of the famous “Tommy Gun” and other classic firearms throughout history, is proud to offer the Custom “Squadron” 1911 pistol.

The latest custom 1911 in Auto-Ordnance’s WWII commemorative series is the “Squadron” model. This pistol features custom graphics reminiscent of those painted on fighter aircraft during the war. The muzzle displays the “shark mouth” nose art often seen on American fighter planes like the P-40 Warhawk. The Army Air Corps insignia is on both sides, and a rivet pattern is engraved over the gun. The finish is a highly durable, worn black and gray cerakote. The overall appearance makes for a pistol that looks like a WWII fighter plane getting ready to race into the skies hunting bandits! Auto-Ordnance is proud to offer this latest custom 1911 in honor of the pilots who flew in defense of our nation during WWII . May their bravery and sacrifice always be remembered!

The “Squadron” 1911 is chambered in .45 ACP and features checkered wood grips with the U.S. logo. It comes shipped with a 7-round magazine. The model number is 1911BKOWC3 and it has an MSRP of $1,106. Contact your local firearms dealer to purchase.

Kahr Firearms Group and Outlaw Ordnance have partnered together on the design concept and promotion of this product, and several other custom firearm projects. Outlaw Ordnance, based out of West Monroe, Louisiana, has seen substantial growth in the last few years. They are changing the firearm industry with custom designs and innovations.

Custom "Squadron" 1911
Custom “Squadron” 1911

For more information about Kahr Firearms Group products visit http://www.kahr.com, http://www.magnumresearch.com, http://www.auto-ordnance.com or http://www.customdeserteagle.com. For press inquires contact Monica Arnold at pr@blueaugust.com.

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About Kahr Firearms Group:

Kahr Firearms Group, formed in 2012, includes Kahr Arms, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research. KFG Headquarters reside in Greeley, Pennsylvania. Kahr Arms produces small concealable handguns in .380, 9mm, .40 and .45ACP. Auto-Ordnance is the maker of the famous “Tommy Gun”, M1 Carbine and WW2 GI Model 1911. Magnum Research Inc., designer and producer of the world renowned Desert Eagle Pistol, Baby Eagle, MLR .22LR and .22Mag Rifles and BFR Revolvers. All three companies are proudly located in the USA.

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TX Democrat Candidate for Governor, Lupe Valdez, Loses Department Issued Pistol

H/T The Truth About Guns.

If a civilian in Texas had lost this gun Loopy Lupe Valdez would be screaming how irresponsible the average gun owner is and that is why gun control is needed.

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Lupe Valdez is the former sheriff of Dallas County, Texas, serving in that elected position from 2005 to 2017. These days she’s the Democrat candidate for governor, running against incumbent Greg Abbott. According to multiple news sources like the Dallas News, the Fort Worth Star Telegram, and CBS News, Valdez was issued a Beretta Model 92SF back in 2011. But the pistol was never returned and Valdez has apparently lost it.

In an email sent to Dallas News from her campaign spokesman;

“As mentioned in the report, it is possible that this weapon could have been stolen or misplaced during Sheriff Valdez’s moving transition and she is working with the Dallas County Sheriff Department to locate the firearm,” Juan Bautista Dominguez – Valdez Campaign Spokesman.

Valdez is a clear underdog in the race. Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat governor in 28 years. Her biggest selling point seems to be that she’d be the state’s first Latino governor if elected.

What makes the lost firearm story so delicious is that Valdez is campaigning on a gun control agenda.

On guns, Valdez said she supports the concealed carry of handguns but opposed recently enacted Republican priorities to allow guns to be openly carried in holsters and to be carried concealed into university buildings and dorms.

She also said she supports stricter background checks for gun sales, limits on high-capacity magazines and removing guns from people involved in domestic abuse and other violent situations.

Another prominent plank in her “gun safety” agenda: safe gun storage laws.

And, she wrote, “We also should enact new safety requirements that hold parents accountable if reckless storage of weapons allows children to gain access to a firearm that they shouldn’t have been able to reach. A vast majority of students who commit violence at schools acquire their weapons from a family member’s home. This is a simple step that would encourage more cautious storage of weapons.”

Gun-grabber, heal thyself.

As my abuelo (grandfather) used to say, Dijo la sartén a la caldera, Quítate allá ojinegra (talk about the the pot calling the kettle black).

 

Armed Florida Citizen Stops Park Shooting, Proves Past Naysayers Wrong

H/T Bearing Arms.

Once again the anti-gun crowd is proven wrong a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun.

Every single time gun rights have been expanded, anti-gun activists have claimed that the streets would run red with blood. Sometimes, those were their exact words but others, they used some variation of it. Time and time again, they have claimed that expanding when and where law-abiding citizens could carry guns would result in a bloodbath.

For example, I remember when Florida was first considering allowing people with permits to carry weapons in public parks. Anti-gunners were outraged at the notion. “Who needs a gun in a park where children are playing?” some demanded to know.

Well, it looks like someone did, and thank the Lord that he was carrying.

A back-to-school backpack giveaway in Titusville was interrupted by gunfire Saturday.

Authorities said a man who was involved in a fistfight at Isaac Campbell Park left and came back with a gun.

The park wasethe site of the backpack giveaway involving dozens of kids. When the man began shooting, a bystander, who was licensed to carry a firearm, fired back, wounding the shooter.

Police said his gun was recovered at the scene and the bystander has been cooperating with them.

In other words, despite all the claims that no one “needed” a gun at a public park, someone did. Thankfully, the law allowed them to carry and innocent lives were saved. The only one who appears to be hurt was the man who allegedly came to the park with harmful intent.

I’m sorry, I can’t feel the least bit bad about that.

Yet it’s amusing how those who claimed allowing armed citizens to carry in public parks would be a recipe for disaster seem to be remarkably quiet right now. This happened on Saturday. It’s Monday, and there’s been nothing from the usual suspects. Not that I expect anything, mind you.

I mean, when there’s a mass shooting, Bearing Arms and the other pro-Second Amendment sites tend to cover it pretty extensively. We look at it and discuss it and offer our thoughts on what happened. We don’t hide from it and pretend it didn’t happen.

But when we have an event like this, we routinely see people like Shannon Watts and Michael Bloomberg be extraordinarily quiet. It’s like they pretend nothing happens except things that explicitly bolster their arguments, at least in their minds. They hide from anything that proves just how idiotic their fearmongering actually is.

Years ago, they swore up and down that armed citizens in parks was a bad idea. Saturday, they were definitively proven to be wrong.

Don’t expect them to admit it. Don’t expect anyone to look and change their minds.

No, they’ll dig and find every murder in every park and say, “See? We were right,” but completely ignore how none (or remarkably few) of those shootings were by people licensed to carry a firearm in the first place. They don’t care to make the distinction because they don’t understand one exists. A gun is a gun is a gun, at least in their minds. They don’t get that a gun in the hands of a law-abiding citizen with a fully developed sense of right and wrong is a tool of righteousness, while a rock in the hands of a violent thug can be a deadly instrument of evil.

They don’t care.

But we do.

Andrew Cuomo shocks crowd, says America ‘was never that great’

 

H/T Fox News.

Little Andy Cuomo’s attitude is exactly how the Dippycraps feel about America.

Little Andy and the Dippycraps see America as the oppressor as well as being bigoted racist and homophobic.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have just handed Republicans a ready-made campaign ad for his rumored 2020 presidential bid – by declaring Wednesday that America “was never that great.”

The Democratic star made the seemingly offhand remark as part of his rebuke of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan during a bill-signing in New York. But the line drew gasps from the crowd.

“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great,” Cuomo said, to an awkward blend of gasps and chuckles.

“We have not reached greatness, we will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged, we will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution,” he said.

Within hours, his spokeswoman tried walking it back. “The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached its maximum potential,” Cuomo’s press secretary, Dani Lever, said in a statement. “When the President speaks about making America great again – going back in time – he ignores the pain so many endured and that we suffered from slavery, discrimination, segregation, sexism and marginalized women’s contributions. The Governor believes that when everyone is fully included and everyone is contributing to their maximum potential, that is when America will achieve maximum greatness.”

But the “never that great” line tore through social media in a New York minute, as journalists and his political rivals seized on the remark.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro said America, “with its imperfections, has always been great” and called on Cuomo to apologize.

“This governor is so determined to distract voters from his failed policies and corrupted administration that he’s willing to dismiss the steady, determined march of the American people, making and remaking the greatness of America. Mr. Cuomo owes the nation an apology,” he said in a statement. “He should be ashamed of himself.”

Cuomo for months has been positioning himself as one of the biggest gubernatorial foes of the Trump White House. He also is facing a primary challenge from the left from actress and activist Cynthia Nixon.

Nixon has made a number of controversial statements, including calling Immigration and Customs Enforcement a terrorist organization, and has claimed Cuomo is shifting to the left in response.

“It’s called The Cynthia Effect,” Nixon said in a speech in May. “Since I got in the race, Cuomo has moved left not only on marijuana, but climate change, teacher evaluations, restoring voting rights and banning plastic bags.”

 

But it remains to be seen whether Cuomo’s stances in the New York race could come back to haunt a 2020 bid. Earlier this week while addressing New York Republicans, Trump dared Cuomo to run against him.

“Please do it. Please,” the president said in Utica, adding that “anybody that runs against Trump suffers.”

COLORADO IS GOING AFTER JACK PHILLIPS OF MASTERPIECE CAKESHOP AGAIN

H/T The Daily Caller.

I guess the recent ruling by the Supreme Court does not matter to the state of Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission.

The perverts are running Colorado and they want to bankrupt Jack Phillips, the Christian baker. 

  • Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop fame is suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
  • The Commission commenced new proceedings against Phillips on behalf of a transgender complainant just weeks after he prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Phillips’ attorneys say the Commission is engaged in a concerted campaign to destroy him, which is unlawful.

Jack Phillips, the Christian baker who prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court after declining to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple, filed a lawsuit in federal court late Tuesday suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

Phillips and his attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) say the Commission has revived its campaign against him following June’s high court decision, singling Masterpiece Cakeshop out for disparate treatment on the basis of their religious beliefs.

“The state of Colorado is ignoring the message of the U.S. Supreme Court by continuing to single out Jack for punishment and to exhibit hostility toward his religious beliefs,” said Kristen Waggoner, an Alliance Defending Freedom attorney who represents Phillips. “Even though Jack serves all customers and simply declines to create custom cakes that express messages or celebrate events in violation of his deeply held beliefs, the government is intent on destroying him — something the Supreme Court has already told it not to do.”

On the same day the high court agreed to review the Masterpiece case, an attorney named Autumn Scardina called Phillips’ shop and asked him to create a cake celebrating a sex transition. The caller asked that the cake include a blue exterior and a pink interior, a reflection of Scardina’s transgender identity. Phillips declined to create the cake, given his religious conviction that sex is immutable, while offering to sell the caller other pre-made baked goods.

In the months that followed, the bakery received requests for cakes featuring marijuana use, sexually explicit messages, and Satanic symbols. One solicitation submitted by email asked the cake shop to create a three-tiered white cake depicting Satan licking a functional 9 inch dildo. Phillips believes Scardina made all these requests.

Scardina filed a complaint with the civil rights commission, alleging discrimination on the basis of gender identity. The matter was held in abeyance while the Supreme Court adjudicated the Masterpiece case.

Three weeks after Phillips won at the high court, the commission issued a probable cause determination, finding there was sufficient evidence to support Scardina’s claim of discrimination. In a somewhat strange development, the probable cause finding reads that Phillips violated state law, even though the proceedings are still in a preliminary stage.

In turn, the ADF filed a lawsuit against the Commission on Phillips’ behalf, accusing the panel of violating his constitutional free exercise, free speech, due process, and equal protection rights.

“Colorado has renewed its war against him by embarking on another attempt to prosecute him, in direct conflict with the Supreme Court’s ruling in his favor,” Phillips’ lawsuit reads. “This lawsuit is necessary to stop Colorado’s continuing persecution of Phillips.”

The suit requests an injunction barring further prosecutions of Phillips for violations of Colorado’s anti-discrimination law, a declaration that the Commission violated his constitutional rights, and damages from the director of the commission. The complaint names the director, Aubrey Elenis, in her professional and personal capacity, meaning she is personally liable for any financial judgment the court might award.

Phillips is seeking damages from Elenis for lost work time, lost profits, emotional distress, and reputational harm. He is also requesting an additional $100,000 punitive judgment against her.

The complaint also challenges the criteria by which commissioners are selected to serve on the civil rights panel. According to the filing, the seven-member Commission must always include four “members of groups of people who have been or who might be discriminated against because of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, religion, or age.” Two seats must be filled by representatives of the business community, while another two seats are reserved for government entities.

ADF argues these criteria are not neutral, and embed hostility to Phillips’ religious beliefs into “the very structure that Colorado uses to enforce its public-accommodation law.”

Finally, the suit challenges a provision of Colorado law that prohibits Phillips from conveying his religious objections to prospective customers. A state statute makes it illegal for companies to indicate that protected persons will not be served at their place of business.

ADF lawyers say these restrictions prevent Phillips from communicating his refusal to create custom goods conveying messages. They also alleged a particular clause of the law is unconstitutionally vague. The clause at issue forbids advertisements indicating “that an individual’s patronage or presence at a place of public accommodation is unwelcome, objectionable, unacceptable, or undesirable because of … sexual orientation.”

The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. A legal rule called Younger abstention generally forbids federal courts from handling civil rights claims while they are being heard in state courts. Phillips’ lawyers plan to argue that Colorado is acting in bad faith, warranting the case’s removal to federal court.

Another Prominent Anti-Trump Republican Just Went Down In Minnesota. Here’s Why This Keeps Happening.

H/T The Daily Wire.

If you are in the GOP and you are an Anti-Trumper you are going down in flames.

On Tuesday, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty was rejected by Republican voters in his gubernatorial primary with Jeff Johnson, a commissioner from Hennepin County. The main cause of his defeat: failure to follow President Trump with enough alacrity.

Johnson cut an ad at the end of the campaign featuring Pawlenty criticizing Trump after tape broke of Trump in October 2016 talking about grabbing women by the genitals. “Tim Pawlenty stuck his finger in the wind,” Johnson intoned. “I won’t panic when it matters most.”

Pawlenty had called Trump “unsound, uninformed, unhinged, and unfit to be president of the United States” during the 2016 campaign. Pawlenty lamented, “The Republican Party has shifted. It is the era of Trump, and I’m just not a Trump-like politician.”

Pawlenty joins a bevy of other Republican politicians who have seen their support base erode for failure to pay fealty to Trump: Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) among others.

Now, the race as a bit more complex than a mere referendum on Trump. Pawlenty had flamed out in his 2012 presidential bid, and he’d spent the intervening years as a lobbyist. He wasn’t exactly the type to make the heart go pitter-patter for primary voters.

But it is certainly true that Republican politicians cannot afford to cross President Trump in the way they could afford to cross, say, President George W. Bush.

So why is Trump such a litmus test for primary voters?

For the same reason Trump was elected: attitude.

There’s been a continuous two-year effort afoot to intellectualize Trumpism, as though Trump’s popularity is tied to his policy proposals. That’s nonsense. Trump won the Republican primaries because he was — by far — the most aggressive, no-holds-barred candidate. Republican primary voters wanted to see Hillary Clinton pummeled on stage, and Trump offered the best promise of that. After brutalizing Jeb Bush and reducing Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz to frustrated stammering, Trump proceeded to pile drive Hillary Clinton at every opportunity. Republican primary voters got precisely what they bargained for.

What’s more, backing Trump lent Republican voters a sense that they were in the fight. After Mitt Romney’s destruction at the hands of Barack Obama in 2012 — after the Democrats turned the cleanest politician of the modern era into a gay-bashing, dog-hating sexist who wanted to put black people “back in chains” — Republicans were fully on board with the Sean Connery line from The Untouchables: “They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way.” Trump was the knife, and the morgue, and all the consequences wrapped up into one giant bag of id, topped with a puzzling hairdo.

And, like Sean Connery, much of the Republican base began asking its politicians a simple question: “What are you prepared to do?” What are you prepared to do to defeat the Left? Are you prepared to defend a man on tape bragging about grabbing p*****s? Are you prepared to back him when he says some “very good people” marched at Charlottesville? Are you prepared to cheer when he kisses up to Vladimir Putin? What are you prepared to do?

It isn’t just the Lord who hates a coward — it’s the Republican base. And the Republican base perceives cowardice in anyone who won’t back Trump down the line. In fact, the worse the black mark on Trump’s record, the more the base judges politicians who won’t back him — every sin becomes a referendum on the courage of politicians. Trump is the man who stopped Hillary Clinton and who stands between the country and Hell, in this view — those who mouth niceties about tape of the n-word or holding meetings with Russian lawyers are simply providing aid and comfort to the other side. In this view, Republicans weren’t even willing to smack around Democrats for violating basic rights, but they’re more than willing to earn “strange new respect” by attacking Trump. This makes Trump the only important figure in the Republican Party, and the standard upon which all Republican politicians are judged.

Trump exposed a crack in the Republican political facade: an unwillingness to challenge perceived political norms. He burst through that crack like a big rig busting through a pane-glass window. But here’s the problem: destroying some political norms that required destruction does not mean that all political norms should be destroyed. Pre-Trump Republicans erred on the side of leaving too many political norms in place; Trump errs on the side of eviscerating all political norms in the name of victory. And because Trump won, and continues to win, the Republican base largely believes in the evisceration.

The truth is that Republicans must go up against the Left with the same alacrity with which they attacked Trump in October 2016. They didn’t. Trump did, because he attacks all of his enemies with that alacrity. If Republicans who wish to push back against Trump’s lack of character truly wish to emerge with a conservative movement intact, they must combine Trump’s fighting spirit with the principles Trump lacks. And that means showing the base that they are willing to fight Left tooth and nail — not once, but over and over and over again. Otherwise, the base will continue to judge fighting spirit by the lengths to which politicians will go to defend the often-indefensible.

World War II-era submarine flooded by vandals in New Jersey

H/T Fox News.

Horsewhipping would be in order if these disrespectful bastards are caught.

A group of New Jersey vandals this weekend did what the Nazis couldn’t — sink the U.S.S. Ling. At least partially.

The intruders boarded the World War II-era vessel, which is berthed in a New Jersey river, and opened underwater hatches, flooding the sub. The thieves also stole several plaques.

Navy veteran Jack Brown, a trustee on the Submarine Memorial Association, which is responsible for maintaining the U.S.S. Ling, told FOX5 he was at the New Jersey Naval Museum in Hackensack on Sunday when he noticed something was off.

“I noticed the boat looked very low in the water,” Brown said. “[Vandals] cut through with bolt cutters, I guess, got in and opened all the hatches. The equipment and artifacts inside are ruined.”

The Ling, a Balao class-submarine, was commission on June 8, 1945 and was the last of the fleet boats that patrolled U.S. shores during World War II, according to the Historic Naval Ships Association.

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The U.S.S Ling was inundated with 10 feet of water, according to officials.  (FOX5)

“Ling made one Atlantic patrol before the war ended,” the group notes. “Decommissioned in 1946, Ling became part of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet until reactivation as a submarine training vessel in 1960.”

Besides having the Ling inundated with 10 feet of water, officials said four bronze plaques that commemorated the more than 3,000 Navy officers who died on U.S. submarines during World War II were also taken. Hackensack Police have launched an investigation into the incident.

“Taking those plaques, dedicated to people who never came back from war, lost in submarines, is just deplorable,” Army veteran Joe Schuler told FOX5.

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The vandals also stole four bronze plaques that commemorated the over 3,000 Navy officers who died on submarines during World War II.  (FOX5)

The vandalism came as the group was planning to move the artifacts after being evicted from the site due to a nearby development project.

The museum’s president, Gilbert De Laat, said volunteers are still trying to figure out how to clean up the vessel, which could cost thousands of dollars just to drain.

“People today aren’t recognizing the value of artifacts that represent our history,” he told FOX5. “3,000 lives were lost in submarine service — it was really the thing that changed the outcome of World War II.”

Hackensack City Councilman Leonardo Battaglia told NorthJersey.com the city doesn’t have the financial resources to move the vessel unless it gets help from other entities.

“I don’t know if the city is in the position to spend millions of dollars to do something,” he said. “The city doesn’t have the money. We’re trying to get tax relief for residents.”

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