Really folks, can you trust your government?
On April 12th of this year (2013) the FBI Technical Branch produced an in-house
video about the FBI Reference Firearms Collection for their Youtube Channel.
(Yes! The FBI has their own Youtube Channel!)
Here is their YouTube description:
Inside the FBI Reference Firearms Collection
Published on Apr 12, 2013
If every gun tells a story, the FBI’s reference firearms collection could fill
a very, very large book.
The inventory of more than 7,000 firearms—curated over 80 years—contains
just about every make and model, from John Dillinger’s Prohibition-era revolver
to the modern battlefield’s M16, and almost everything in between.
These technicians are presumably among the top firearms experts in the country.
They examine evidence, they testify in court, they produce evidentiary
reports for use in cases big and small across the country; they are, in short,
the crème de la crème of government firearms bureaucrats.
So how did they manage to produce a video with not one, but two examples of the
most miserable and incompetent weapons manipulation possible?
Any individual who fondled a pistol in a gunshop with the obvious negligence exhibited
in this FBI video would be severely reprimanded on the spot if not tossed out on his ear.
And I have yet to see any Smithsonian Firearms Technician mishandle any weapon
on any History Channel Documentary.
So who are these guys who have so much responsibility and publicly display such
complete insouciance when they brag about their job?
Even the bank robber pictured in the video has the discipline to keep his finger off
the trigger of the weapon he uses to commit his crime.
Watch the complete video for yourself (the fun starts at about 4:28):
It is just amazing…. when cops are not shooting dogs (their own and others),cows, veterans just off a midnight job shift, other cops and law enforcement or threatening teenagers, Concealed Carry Citizens, pedestrians, physically or mentally impaired individuals…. they walk into volatile situations as a complete menace to themselves and others before a single shot has been fired! CLICK LINK HERE
Today’s example, a SWAT Cop (those guys…. the highly trained, highly practiced special Super Cops who regular Cops call to do the heavy lifting) with a visibly non-functional rifle deployed in real time!
How is it possible to know the rifle is not ready for use? Because a very distinctive easily identified sight is mounted backwards. If anyone had bothered just once to look through the sight for a moment they would have known something was wrong. Immediately. We can only hope when that moment finally comes, presumably in the heat of a firefight, the officer will have the wisdom to hold his fire.
Nobody up or down the chain of command told him to get lost before he hurt someone, or questioned his preparation in the days, weeks or months leading up to the crisis, or even thought to tell anyone up or down the chain of command!
How many hunt clubs or target ranges would summarily remove an ordinary citizen who had a loaded rifle with a sight installed backwards demonstrating to one and all it had never even been dry fired?
This was NOT a simple mistake. It was, in fact, a very complicated one. Besides the reversed sight installation, the rifle was never inspected at a muster, it was never fired at a range, it was never adjusted for maximum performance by ANYONE, let alone the officer who carried it as his issue weapon.
Sigh. Coming soon to a Police Department near you….
Seven year old Child Actor Bill Mumy put all the usual Hollywood ignorami to shame in this 1961 Mattel Commercial when he demonstrated excellent pistol handling and trigger discipline! Watch the Youtube video carefully. The little tyke fires the pistol and makes a conscious effort to keep his finger out of the trigger guard.
We discussed normal Hollyweird weapon proficiency in the Tom Selleck kerfuffle of 2011.
CLICK LINK HERE
Every year, on the eve of hunting season , a small group of spunky pastors and their congregations challenge IRS tyranny with Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Has your congregation or Pastor joined the movement?
If not, why not? It is not too late to add your voice.
Thank Heaven it was only a .38 Special!
If it was a serious gun like Rick Perry’s Ruger .380, (CLICK HERE)someone might have gotten hurt!
Jailers later discovered a .38 caliber, six-inch barrel revolver in the cell. It is believed that Ward hid the weapon in his rectum.
On Friday Ward will be taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for possible injuries that may have occurred to Ward’s rectum.
Police say the gun was not loaded, but it was in operational condition.
Over at Pro Libertate William Norman Grigg brings his usual insightful analysis to the events of the past few days in Norway.
Roughly a decade ago, Al Pacino starred in a movie entitled S1m0ne, a cyber-era updating of the Pygmalion myth in which a film director creates an uncannily realistic digital actress. Despite the fact that “Simone” was a computer-rendered composite fantasy, the lustrous blond enchantress becomes a global pop culture sensation – a profitable illusion sustained through increasingly desperate acts of misdirection on the part of the director.
It’s tempting to think that accused Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik is a S1m0ne-style digital fantasy drawn to specifications provided by Morris Dees’ so-called Southern Poverty Law Center. Breivik used social networking sites to create a cyber-persona seemingly made to order for left-leaning “watchdog” groups. Available photographs depict the blond, stereotypically Nordic Breivik as if he were a dress-up doll, his face oddly unmarked and expressionless as he poses in a variety of guises – including Freemason garb and a scuba outfit.
In similar fashion, his recorded ideological pronouncements – the quotes attributed to him in the aftermath of the killing spree in Oslo and Utoya, and his bloated “manifesto” – could be the work of someone determined to embody every detail of the familiar caricature of the right-wing “hate criminal.”
Sin·gu·lar·i·ty: a point or region of infinite mass density at which space and time are infinitely distorted by gravitational forces and held to be the final state of matter as it falls into a black hole
Long ago and far away I had an opportunity to talk to an old man, a survivor of WWII and
a member of the Axis Conscript Army from one of those little roll over countries of Eastern Europe – you know, Poland, Romania, Hungary et.al.
I asked him what he made of his experience in the 20th Century?
He answered in one word: “Amazement”.
To clarify he said: “One day you wake up and believe you will do pretty much what you have always done the way you have always done it. On that day you learn you will never again do any of the things you have always done in any of the ways you have always done them.”
The phrase did not exist when he spoke of his experience in World War Twice, but he clearly described the reality of SOCIETAL SINGULARITY- the change, in an instant, from a world you comprehend perfectly to a world unrecognizable in every aspect.
Meet Anders Behring Breivik:
This blog has an extensive history of interest:
Update 07/24/2011: I hope everyone who wanted a copy of VERBOTEN material got one, the internet seems to be scrubbed of copies as quickly as they are posted.
It happened (yet) again! A brother of the badge gone wild to the peril of the public and his fellow patrol officer.
Across time and geography all Cops Gone Wild Videos share the common element of an individual patrol officer’s unbridled hubris from one incident to another. Threats of fictitious offenses, threats of direct, immediate violence, lectures spun from primordial emotion absent of any element of fact or logic.
David Codrea offers his insight: (CLICK LINK HERE)
LAWDOG is not amused:
Thanks to No Lawyers Only Guns And Money (CLICK LINK HERE)we learn our favorite Neville Chamberlain Professional Shooter-Doug Koenig-is alive and well at the National Shooting Sports Foundation where they continue to peddle the propaganda of Tax Payer supported ersatz gun safety with bicycle cable padlocks.
For the chiiiildren dontcha know?
It seems like only yesterday we covered this in a previous episode of JJH RKBA Commentary, remember?(CLICK LINK HERE)
In reality it has been a full three years.
So let us go through this ONE MORE TIME:
Did Firearms Guru Jeff Cooper EVER actually put an age limit on when children should handle firearms? (CLICK LINK HERE)
I seem to recall the occasional comment about the evils of weapon possession by inexperienced individuals and unreliable adults but never a blanket prohibition directed against all children regardless of their age, experience or mental maturity.
Mary Carpenter would certainly agree some children are more mature than others: (CLICK LINK HERE)
Not to mention the “When I was a kid testimonials” which reflect the experience and memories of adult writers before leviathan Nanny State regulations took control of every aspect of American life. CLICK LINK HERE
More important, has Doug Koenig ever crapped up one of his raceguns with some inane
free tax payer funded bicycle cable lock?
Inquiring minds want to know and all that!
Hat Tip to No Lawyers Only Guns And Money for the reminder to us all- RKBA is a 360 degree battlefield where people who should know better still do not blush when they regurgitate Sarah Brady Talking Points about Child Safety and Gun Control.