Ruger Issues Product Safety Bulletin for Ruger American Pistols

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U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) has issued a product Safety Bulletin for certain Ruger American Pistols chambered in 9mm.

Ruger has discovered that some Ruger American Pistols chambered in 9mm may exhibit premature wear of the locking surfaces between the slide and barrel which, if ignored, can result in a crack developing near the ejection port of the slide. This typically does not occur at round counts below 10,000 rounds. The condition is easily identified during routine maintenance and cleaning, and the crack should be visible long before the pistol becomes unsafe to shoot. Ruger is committed to safety and is asking owners of Ruger American Pistols chambered in 9mm to inspect their pistols for excessive wear or cracks and, if necessary, sign up for a FREE retrofit. Ruger American Pistols chambered in .45 Auto are not subject to this Safety Bulletin.

All Ruger American Pistols chambered in 9mm with serial number prefixes “860” and “862” are subject to this Safety Bulletin and should be inspected. Ruger American Pistol owners should visit the Ruger American Pistol Retrofit Website at Ruger.com/APRetrofit to look up the serial number to determine if their Ruger American Pistol is subject to the Safety Bulletin, learn how to inspect their pistol to determine whether the retrofit is necessary, obtain additional information, and sign up for the retrofit if required.

Replacement components are being built and consumers who sign up for the retrofit will be served on a first-come, first-served basis. Those consumers will be sent a U.S. Postal Service box with a prepaid shipping label and detailed packaging and shipping instructions. The consumer should return only the barrel/slide assembly to Ruger. Ruger will inspect the barrel/slide assembly and install new components as needed, free of charge. The Company will make every effort to return each barrel/slide assembly within one week of the day it arrives at Ruger.

Ruger reminds consumers that periodic inspection of any firearm is important to ensuring its safe operation. You should clean and inspect your firearm after each range session. Proper maintenance increases the longevity of your firearm and will allow early detection of worn or broken parts.


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General Courtney Hodges

H/T Beyond The Band Of Brothers.

R.I.P.General Courtney Hicks Hodges January 5, 1887 – January 16, 1966.

From private to general.           

Courtney Hicks Hodges (1887-1966), the son of a Georgia newspaper publisher, chose a military career as a young man but flunked out of West Point due to his problems with math. Not deterred, he enlisted as a private and climbed the ranks the hard way, becoming in 1945 the second man in the U.S. Army to go from the lowest possible rank to the highest.

Early on, he served in the Philippines with George Marshall and in Mexico with Patton. He fought in Europe during the First World War, rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel and receiving the Distinguished Service Cross. According to some sources, he also received two Purple Heart citations for being gassed but tore them up as he considered the injuries “sissy.” After the war he became an instructor at West Point, an extraordinary accomplishment for someone who had dropped out previously.

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Left to right: Generals Patton, Bradley, Hodges and Eisenhower in Germany, March 1945

During World War II, he first commanded X Corps stateside, then the Third Army (before Patton), finally taking the reins of the First Army in August 1944, during the Battle for Normandy. Hodges was known for being a crack shot, an avid big game hunter and an unflappable gentleman through and through. He wore a jacket, necktie and combat boots for mess every night. Omar Bradley, who had been Hodges’ subordinate, was so influenced by the man’s dignified behavior that he continued to call him “Sir” even after he became his superior. While Hodges kept his distance from others, he was also compassionate towards his men. He was seen weeping by the roadside as trucks carrying wounded soldiers rolled by on at least one occasion.

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Hodges with his aide, Major Sylvan, in the trailer that served as his field HQ in Europe

He was far from being a perfect commander. He was often criticized, especially after the particularly bloody Battle of Hürtgen Forest, for lacking vigor and imagination, not caring about logistics problems, refusing to discuss his orders and preferring head-on attacks to maneuver warfare. He also requested unusually detailed reports, going into individual platoon positions, possibly a hold-over from his days in lower ranks. His possible greatest failing was a lack of tolerance for even the slightest failure: of the 13 corps and division commander relieved in the 12th Army Group during the war, 10 were sacked by him.

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Conference of commanders in a hayfield in France. Left to right: Courtney Hodges, Lieutenant General Harry Crerar of the Canadian 1st Army, Montgomery, Lieutenant General Omar Bradley of the U.S. 12th Army Group and Miles Dempsey of the British 2nd Army.

Despite his shortcomings, the First Army under his command made historic achievements. It bore the brunt of fighting during Operation Cobra, which allowed Patton to break out of Normandy, then stayed behind to roll up the remaining German forces the hard way. It cleared the way to Paris, though the grateful task of actually entering the French capital first was left to French troops.

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Hodges (fourth from left, in 3-star helmet) acting as an honorary pallbearer at the funeral of Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., along with Bradley, Patton and Collins

In the fall of 1944, the First Army fought two major battles at the same time. The Battle of Aachen ended with the capture of the city, which formed part of the Siegfried Line, but the victory couldn’t be exploited due to the German surprise offensive in the Ardennes. Nearby, the bloody Battle of Hürtgen Forest unfolded into one of the worst American defeats in Europe, arguably marking the low point of Hodges’ career.

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Hodges in Belgium, October 1944

The First Army soon found itself in the Battle of the Bulge. During the battle, they and the U.S. Ninth Army were cut off both from Bradley, the Army Group commander located in Luxembourg, and any other American units. The two armies were temporarily placed under the command of British Field Marshal Montgomery. Coordinating their efforts, they did much to stop the German surprise offensive.

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Hodges shaking hands with Soviet General Gleb Baklanov after the American and Soviet forces met at the Elbe River

The following spring, Hodges’ army became the first Allied force to cross the Rhine on March 7, two weeks before Patton’s Third Army. The next months, Hodges was promoted to four-star general, his long climb through the ranks of the U.S. Army coming to an end. He and his First Army were slated to be sent to the Pacific to participate in the invasion of Japan but the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki put an end to the war before that could happen. Nevertheless, Hodges was there in September, becoming one of the very few people who witnessed the surrender ceremonies of both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan.

You can learn more about the less-remembered commanders of World War II on our historical tours to Western Europethe Eastern Front and the Pacific Theater.

Buried by Germans Now 82nd AB paratrooper to be buried in Pennsylvania

H/T War History OnLine.

R.I.P. Army P.F.C. Willard “Bud” Jenkins 

74 years ago, during World War II, a young American soldier named Willard “Bud” Jenkins was serving his country in the Netherlands when he was fatally wounded. Unable to identify his body, the Dutch buried him as an Unknown Soldier.

He remained in that grave until his body was positively identified by comparing his DNA to that of his last surviving sibling, 83-year-old Edna Jenkins.

Jenkins, who was 27 years old when he died, was a paratrooper serving in Company C, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. On 20 September 1944, his company was in Europe, taking part in Operation Market Garden.

Jenkins was in a flimsy canvas boat crossing the Waal River, near Nijmegen, when he was fatally wounded by enemy fire and knocked out of the boat. When his body was recovered later, he could not be identified.

Brigadier General Anthony C. McAuliffe, artillery commander of the 101st Airborne Division, gives his various glider pilots last minute instructions before the take-off on D minus 1.

After he was identified through DNA comparison in the summer of 2018, his body was flown back to the United States for burial.

The funeral was held at the Edward J. Chomko Funeral Home in Scranton, Pennsylvania. His sister Edna was seated next to the half-open casket, alongside Army Sgt. 1st Class Norman Green.

Inside the coffin rested an army uniform along with a folded American flag, while alongside the coffin were floral arrangements in red, white and blue. A second flag was draped over the lower portion of the casket. A case below the casket held a third flag, also folded, next to a photograph of Jenkins in his uniform.

U.S. service members stand by on a C-17 Globemaster before transporting the remains of three fallen service members to another vehicle while at Hangar 35 on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii during a repatriation ceremony June 17. on Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii during a repatriation ceremony June 17 for three fallen Americans. Two of the remains were from the WWII period, while the other is from the Vietnam War period.

The service was led by Rev. Ginger Daubenhauser, who included the 23rd Psalm and the famous WWI-era poem “In Flanders Fields” in the service. Edna Jenkins, who had almost given up hope of ever finding out what happened to her older brother, reminisced about how “Bud” would carry Edna and her twin sister on his shoulders.

Also present at the funeral was Pennsylvania’s adjutant general, Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Carrelli, who presented Edna with the medals that her brother had won but never received. The first and most poignant was the Purple Heart, which Edna held tightly in her hands.

Brig. Gen. Anthony J. Carrelli

Before the service, Carrelli emphasized that no matter how long it takes, America is still looking for every single one of its fallen soldiers. He also said that the day was not only one to celebrate the service and sacrifice made by Jenkins, but it was also a day to celebrate his coming home.

Jenkins’ old battalion, the 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, provided the pallbearers. They all traveled from their base at Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Scranton for the funeral.

At the funeral they too made a presentation: an oar, which is the battalion’s symbol of exceptional performance, and a battalion blanket. The battalion commander, Lt. Col. Aaron Cox, said that he hoped the blanket would provide some comfort and warmth to the family.

Paratroopers assigned to 307th Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division begin paddling for a boat competition during the unit’s annual “Crossing of the Waal River” event at Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 21, 2015.

As the coffin was carried out to the hearse, Gene Gallagher, another WWII veteran who served with the U.S. Army Air Corps, stood and saluted.  Along the road to Abington Hills Cemetery, groups of well-wishers stood alongside Morgan Highway, holding American flags. At the cemetery, the Pennsylvania National Guard performed a three-volley salute, which was followed by the traditional playing of “Taps.”

Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers from the 28th Infantry Division train on advanced rifle marksmanship techniques with Lithuanian infantrymen and women at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., June 10, 2014.

Edna was escorted to the graveside by Dave Eisele, the Lackawanna County Department of Veterans Affairs Director, where she placed her hands on the casket and bowed her head.

Craig Kujawski, Jenkins’ great-nephew, said that the most significant fact was that Jenkins had not been forgotten, and that he had been found and returned to his family. With that mission accomplished on behalf of Army Pfc. Willard “Bud” Jenkins, he was laid to rest less than seven miles from where he grew up, and his family has the peace of knowing both what happened to him and that he is back with them at last.

 

Hillary Clinton: ‘Civility Can Start Again’ if Dems Win Back House, Senate

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

I have been following politics since 1972 and I have never seen a civil DemocRat.

Just imagine how much more shrill they will become in November after losing in the midterms.

 

Twice-defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that civility towards Republicans has to wait until after the November midterm elections.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

Clinton has criticized calls for civility in the past. In June, The Guardian asked her about civility in political discourse in the midst of controversy over children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Oh, give me a break. Give me a break!” Clinton said. “What is more uncivil and cruel than taking children away? It should be met with resolve and strength. And if some of that comes across as a little uncivil, well, children’s lives are at stake; their futures are at stake. That is that ridiculous concept of both sideism.”

Clinton is not the first Democrat to challenge civility.

In June, Rep. Maxine Waters (D., Calif.) said, “If you see anybody from [Trump’s] cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Last month, Waters said she threatens Trump supporters “all the time,” but insisted she does not advocate violence.

“I do not advocate violence. I do not believe you should hit, kick, shoot … We have to tell people the difference between violence and incivility and protesting,” Waters said.

Around the time Waters made her initial comments, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant, protesters harassed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen until she cut short dinner at a Mexican restaurant, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi left a movie with people yelling at her, among other incidents.

Two weeks ago, Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and his wife, Heidi, were heckled and harassed at a Washington, D.C. restaurant.

 

 

(WASHINGTON) New Census Bureau Data Report: Americans are paying more to cover the costs of illegal immigrants having children in the US than Congress plans to give Donald Trump in border wall funding this year, according to an explosive new analysis of the data #AceNewsDesk reports

H/T Ace News Service.

This is outrageous we need to stop these payments for these illegals.

We can build President Trump’s wall and pay for with the savings by not supporting these illegals.

#AceNewsReport – Oct.10: The new report reveals that women in the United States illegally had 297,000 children in 2014 at a cost of $2.4 billion: That is $800 million more than the Senate has approved for Trump’s border wall this year and enough to pay for the wall over 10 years #AceNewsDesk reports

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The Center for Immigration Studies report also put a price on the likely Medicaid bill for childbirth and early care to illegal and legal immigrants combined, at $5.3 billion. That is one-fifth the total cost of building the border wall: A national debate over wall funding is set for after the election and could result in a partial government shutdown if Trump doesn’t get more than the Senate’s $1.6 billion.

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Technically, illegal immigrants are not eligible for welfare services. But the report explained, “Medicaid will pay for a delivery in almost all cases if the mother is uninsured or has a low income, though some mothers without insurance may not even realize the program has paid health care providers: Illegal immigrants and most new legal immigrants are ineligible for Medicaid, but the program will still cover the cost of delivery and post-partum care for these mothers for at least a few months.”

The Center, which conducts regular analysis of Census family data to determine the impact of legal and illegal immigration, said that overall in 2014 one in five births — 791,000 — in the United States was to an immigrant.

“Our best estimate is that legal immigrants accounted for 12.4 percent — 494,000 — of all births, and illegal immigrants accounted for 7.5 percent, — 297,000,” said the report done by CIS Research Director Steven A. Camarota, Demographer Karen Zeigler and analyst Jason Richwine.

They said that figures for subsequent years show little variation from 2014

The near 300,000 born to illegals is a population the size of Cincinnati

Camarota told Secrets, “Paying for so many births to immigrant mothers may make sense, but the large share who can’t provide for themselves without the help of American taxpayers raises the question of whether our current immigration system makes sense.”

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He also questioned the ability of the new kids, citizens by birthright, to fold into American society. “The enormous number of births to legal and illegal immigrants in the United States may hinder assimilation as children from immigrant families in many parts of the country will largely interact only with each other,” he added.

The numbers are stunning. Consider:

  • The estimated 28,000 births to illegal immigrants in just the Los Angeles metro area is larger than the total number of births in 14 states and the District of Columbia.
  • The states with the largest numbers of births to illegal immigrants are California with 65,000, Texas with 51,000, Florida with 16,000, Illinois with 14,000, Georgia with 13,000, New York with 12,000, and New Jersey and North Carolina with 11,000 each.
  • Illegal immigrants account for more than one in seven births in the Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Jose, Dallas, and Houston metro areas. Typically between two-thirds and three-fourths of these births are likely paid for by taxpayers.
  • The state with the highest share of births to illegal immigrants is Nevada, at nearly one in six. Births to illegal immigrants account for one in seven births in California and Texas.

Source: WashingtonExaminer.Com/ Published: October:2018:

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Rich Lowry: Democrats’ latest excuse for their losses — Blame the Constitution

H/T Fox News.

The reason DemocRats lose is that their policies suck.

They are anti-America and anti-Second Amendment.

They are pro-illegal immigrants and pro higher taxes.

They want bigger government with thousands of business-crippling regulations.

Democrats suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame.

You see, if only the Founders hadn’t forged the Great Compromise between large states and small states at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, giving each state equal representation in the US Senate, they would have defeated Brett Kavanaugh handily. It’s only because smaller red states have two senators just like larger blue states that the judge got confirmed.

For the left, the US Senate is now looming, together with the Electoral College and the Supreme Court, as an institution of villainy in American life. In the words of Vox, the Senate is “a grotesquely unrepresentative body.” ThinkProgress deems it “an immoral, anti-democratic institution.” One reason Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionnecalls the ascension of Kavanugh to the high court a “coup” is that he was “confirmed by senators representing 44 percent of the population.”

Democrats have gone from bragging about their permanent majority a few years ago to complaining it’s impossible for them to win under the governing regime that we’ve had for more than 200 years, since it’s so tilted toward “minority rule.”

It’s certainly true that the Senate is not fully democratic and gives an outsized role to small states, since this was the price they exacted for signing on to the Constitution. This arrangement isn’t a conspiracy against the left.

Yes, Wyoming, population 560,000 in the 2010 census, cancels out California, population 37 million, with two Republican senators to the Golden State’s two Democrats. But Vermont, population 630,000, cancels out the two Republicans from Texas, population 25 million, with a Democrat and a socialist.

Gross population disparities aren’t anything new. In 1790, shortly after the ratification of the Constitution, Virginia had 747,160 people, Delaware 59,096. The gap between the largest and smallest state got bigger. In 1900, New York had 7,268,894 people and Nevada all of 42,335.

The republic survived.

The design of the Senate recognizes the status of the states as real governing entities with their own prerogatives under the Constitution. Like the equally hated Electoral College, the Senate ensures that flyover country isn’t ignored. It reflects the dizzying geographic diversity of a continental nation and promotes national cohesion by giving every corner of it a voice.

The Senate is also meant to be a check on the unbridled public will. Its members are elected in staggered six-year terms and, originally, they were selected by state legislatures, not in a direct vote.

The House is the more democratic body. California has 53 representatives; Wyoming has one. Yet, Democrats don’t control the House, either.

The root of the problem is that Democrats, who threw all in with an urban-oriented “coalition of the ascendant” beginning in 2008, don’t have much appeal to the middle of the country anymore. As recently as 2010, both senators from North Dakota were Democrats, and back in 2004, both senators from South Dakota were Democrats.

The disenchantment with the Senate is a function of the left’s preference for coastal rule. It wants California to have the whip hand in our national life. But why should Los Angeles and San Francisco have an outsized role in governing distant, rural parts of the country, with which they have no sympathy?

Remaking the Senate is a fantasy, regardless. The Constitution says the arrangement is un-amendable, stipulating in Article 5 setting out the amendment process that “no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.” Even if this language can be struck by amendment anyway, it would require the assent of some smaller states that wouldn’t be enamored with reducing their own relative power so California can have more.

Rather than cursing the design of the senate, Democrats would be better served simply winning senate elections, a cause they materially harmed with their fevered attack on Brett Kavanaugh.

Vulnerable Democrat Congressman on Kavanaugh: ‘The Democrats I Thought Went a Little Bit Too Far’

H/T Breitbart’s Big Government.

How long before the DNC takes Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ) to the woodshed and he has to walk back his comments?

Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), a vulnerable Democrat seeking re-election in Arizona’s first congressional district in 2018, bucked his party’s leadership in public commentary on Monday evening in a television interview where he criticized Democrats for going “too far” with their opposition to now Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Speaking about Kavanaugh, O’Halleran said his party “went a little bit too far.”

“The Democrats I thought went a little bit too far,” O’Halleran said. “We’re supposed to ask probing questions. I don’t like it — I never did like it — when people got up there and pontificated time and time again about their position. This is supposed to be about a discussion back and forth between you and the nominee.”

O’Halleran is one of the Democrats from swing districts in the country that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is counting on to retake the Speaker’s gavel in November’s midterm elections, and scant polling on this race shows his Republican challenger Air Force veteran Wendy Rogers a few points ahead of him. O’Halleran is an ally of Pelosi, and voted for her to remain as Majority Leader at the beginning of this Congress when he first won his election, per a local news report at the time:

While he voted for Pelosi, O’Halleran said it was evident at the meeting that the caucus was ready for a change and for leadership to be more responsive to members.

“The underlying agreement was that there’s a need to change some of the ways we’ve been dealing with the caucus,” he said.

So, for O’Halleran to now come out against his party–Pelosi was just as vicious to Kavanaugh as Senate Democrats were–on this matter shows yet again just how deeply negative the effect of fierce Kavnaaugh opposition has been on Democrats as they seek to take the House majority away from Republicans for the first time since the 2010 midterm elections.

WATCH DEMOCRAT TOM O’HALLERAN ON HIS PARTY’S MISHANDLING OF BRETT KAVANAUGH:

 

 

Holding this very rural Arizona district is critical to Democrats’ chances in November. If they are going to take the net 24 seats they need to claim from Republicans, they cannot afford to lose districts like this one in November. There are precious few GOP pickup opportunities in the country. Others exist in places like Minnesota, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, but for the handful of GOP opportunities to take seats away from Democrats there are dozens of opportunities for Democrats to take seats from Republicans.

Rogers, O’Halleran’s GOP opponent, appeared on Breitbart News Saturday this weekend, breaking down just how radical O’Halleran is–and the stakes at play in this election.

“My opponent—a first-term incumbent—has gone along with the liberal agenda. He voted against the tax cut, he would most assuredly vote for impeachment of our president. He tries to cast himself as moderate, but he’s anything but,” Rogers said.

“He actually—I don’t even know how you do this—he started off as a Republican, then became an Independent, and now he’s a Democrat,” Rogers added. “He’s all over the map, trying to be all things to all people.”

 Rogers continued by noting this district may define the House majority–and she concluded by noting that what happened with regard to Kavanaugh is on the ballot this year.

“Our entire nation is hanging by the slender thread that runs through the House of Representatives, is the way I look at it, and the way all of my voters look at it,” Rogers said. “The feeling in my district is that we are at a pivot point, that the future of the country rests on whether or not our president is going to remain president. I tell people, we have the Supreme Court, we have the Senate, we have the presidency, but if we don’t hold the House, we are in for a just—a complete devolution and degradation of due process because of exactly what was on display this past week.”

Ariz. Dem Donor Charged with Felony Sexual Abuse

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Will the DemocRats denounce this donor and return the money?

It will never happen.

Man arrested for sexually assaulting woman after David Garcia’s election night party

UN, Not Americans, Responsible For 100,000 Guns On Black Market

H/T Bearing Arms.

It is past time to toss the United Nations out of America along with its pack of third world thugs and jackals.

A number of people seem to look at the United Nations as a good thing. In truth, it probably could have been something good, but instead what we see is a group that gives third-world hellholes the same standing as the United States and a platform that allows them to lecture us on all the ways we suck. It’s pretty rich coming from countries that have difficulty consistently feeding their people, but there you have it.

One area we get lectured to on is gun control. After all, the “civilized” nations all strictly restrict guns and we don’t even come close to what they do. Clearly, the hundreds of thousands of guns on the black market is because we refuse to embrace civilization and entertain a more enlightened position on firearms.

Only, well, the guns that are on the black market aren’t really our fault.

Gun control proponent Allison Pytlak explains that a benefit of the ‘new’ ATT would be, “the closing of legal loopholes to prevent diversion of arms to illicit markets … stopping diversion should result in fewer arms finding their ways to militias, criminals, and terrorists.” Though Pytlak argues this nicely, the fact that U.S. citizens privately hold approximately 320 million firearms, that rarely enter the Black Market arena, seems to eludes the thought process.

Behind all the pompous critiques, was the knowledge that they could not control their weapons, let alone ours. UN peacekeepers themselves are/were fueling the local Black Markets with firearms diverted from UN stockpiles. This is an important point that is rarely brought to light.

The ATT proponent’s failures are massive. It became so apparent to so many that the lie could no longer be covered up. The diversion of weapons, including real assault rifles, pistols, armored vehicles, grenade launchers, and heavy mortars, among other things, became such a routine occurrence that there was no other choice but for them to fully and openly disclose the fact.

Eric Berman, director of Small Arms Survey, an anti-weapons group, said in October of 2017, “what was once seen as not a problem or as too sensitive to discuss, is now viewed as something that needs to be addressed and is no longer taboo.”

Berman wrote a report, ‘Making a Tough Job More Difficult,’ which attempted to minimize the problem. He explained that the UN was, “Hindered by numerous budgetary, logistical, and infrastructure constraints; shortages in staffing and expertise; and gaps in UN policies and procedures.” Additional reports can be expected.

We suggest that you download this report for a more thorough read and send it around to your friends and family, to publicize it. It is the epitome of the incompetence and hypocrisy of the UN, and the proponents of the ATT. It is an example of their past failures and failures still to come in the future.

If the UN is not able to control its weapons, how can they expect others to do so? If the UN does not have the expertise, nor the will, to prevent diversion of its weapons, how can they expect to guide the world to a successful arms treaty?

Let’s be perfectly honest. The UN is nothing more than a dumpster fire. The UN’s purpose was to prevent another world war, but since then, it has tried to govern the entire planet. If it weren’t for the obstinance of countries like the United States, it probably would.

The thing is, the UN is the problem here. It expects us to fall in line with its thinking, but it can’t even conform to its rhetoric. It’s a classic case of “do as I say, not as I do.”

At least with the U.S., we protect the individual’s right to keep and bear arms, not just the tin-pot dictators and petty warlords.

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Delivers ‘Jumbled Word Salad’ When Asked What She’ll Do In Congress

H/T Right Wing Folks.

This is what you sound like when you do not have any answers Hell she does not know what the questions are.

 

Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has a hard time explaining, well, anything. So when she appeared on Friday on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes lobbed her the softest of pitches. Hayes, who rightly predicted the Democrat will win her heavily liberal district in New York, asked this simple question about what Cortez will do once she gets to Capitol Hill. “What’s your plan here?” he asked.

“Well, I think a lot of it has to do with changing our strategy around governance, you know. There is a lot of inside baseball, and inside the beltway, as you know, you always hear that term thrown around. But there are very few organizers in Congress and I do think that organizers operate differently. It’s a different kind of strategy and what it is is really about organizing and really thinking about that word ‘organizing’, segmenting people, being strategic in their actions and really bringing together a cohesive strategy of putting pressure on the chamber instead of only focusing on pressure inside the chamber,” the 28-year-old former bartender said.

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Socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio Cortez has a hard time explaining, well, anything. So when she appeared on Friday on MSNBC, host Chris Hayes lobbed her the softest of pitches. Hayes, who rightly predicted the Democrat will win her heavily liberal district in New York, asked this simple question about what Cortez will do once she gets to Capitol Hill. “What’s your plan here?” he asked.

“Well, I think a lot of it has to do with changing our strategy around governance, you know. There is a lot of inside baseball, and inside the beltway, as you know, you always hear that term thrown around. But there are very few organizers in Congress and I do think that organizers operate differently. It’s a different kind of strategy and what it is is really about organizing and really thinking about that word ‘organizing’, segmenting people, being strategic in their actions and really bringing together a cohesive strategy of putting pressure on the chamber instead of only focusing on pressure inside the chamber,” the 28-year-old former bartender said.

Huh?

But Hayes loved the answer. “That’s a really interesting thought,” he said.

The research arm of the Republican National Committee mocked the answer.

See her answer below