Banned In Britain-Angelina Jolie Pistol Packin Mama!

 

The British Brownshirts are at it again! Now it is movie posters. No images of a strong woman with weapons, even if it is just fiction!  I guess Queen Elizabeth (the first) will have her portraits removed from all government property now.

Complete link:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/entertainmentNews/idUKSP26986920080904?pageNumber=1&virtualBrandChannel=0

Tantalizing Excerpt:
Jolie posters not “Wanted” in UK
Thu Sep 4, 2008 12:58pm BST

Angelina Jolie might ooze Hollywood glamour, but if she’s armed and looking dangerous, the actress is not welcome in Britain.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned two posters of Jolie promoting the film “Wanted” after upholding complaints that the images of the gun-toting actress glamorized the use of guns and violence.

Manufacturers License-How infrequently circumstances change

Here is a report from yesteryear detailing a previous skirmish over manufacturer’s licenses.

 http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m3197/is_n9_v35/ai_8907402?tag=content;col1

Tantalizing excerpt:

Do you need a manufacturer’s license?

Jim Schneider

Clark responded with a letter to Wendorff in which he pointed out that, “According to Subchapter D of Chapter 32 of the IRS Code of 1954 as amended, Sections 4161 and 418 1, dealers who produce less than 50 units per annum are not liable for the excise tax.

“In 1989, we produced only 22 units; so unless we are advised otherwise, we will assume we owe no excise taxes at this time.”

That letter went out in late April; and as of late July, Clark had not heard otherwise. When I talked with Clark at that time, he told me, “All we were trying to do was get some questions answered.”

This exchange of letters is of special significance in light of the fact that – as I reported in the May issue – some small makers of custom guns (less than 50 per year) have been informed by the IRS that they owe excise tax on all firearms built between 1983 and 1990.

The IRS is apparently claiming that the 1982 law exempting small makers applied to 1982 only. However, there is evidence that they back off if challenged although you still have an attorney to pay. More on that in a later column.

Beginning next Jan. 1, ATF will be in charge of collecting that tax.

Then there is the legislative front! As you are probably painfully aware, news from the federal level regarding the gun issue reads like a war report – with the enemy on the offensive.

Olympic Pentathlon- The Warrior Sport

M25 Operator posted this link over at Michael Bane’s Downrange TV Forum.

A great read.

Complete link:

http://www.realclearsports.com/articles/2008/07/modern_pentathlon_a_sport_for.html

Tantalizing Excerpt:

July 08, 2008
Modern Pentathlon: A Sport For Warriors, Not Spectators
By Jeff Pyatt

Less remembered in those same Games is the story of a young US Army lieutenant competing in the first Olympic modern pentathlon, an event designed to determine the perfect warrior. The lieutenant finished fifth but may have won the gold if not for a controversial ruling during his best skill. In the pistol shooting competition, he packed the bullet holes so tightly to the target’s center that, when two of ten bullets went unaccounted for, it was impossible to determine whether he completely missed the target or if the bullets passed through existing holes. The judges ruled the former despite his and many of his fellow competitors’ insistence on the latter, and, as a result, he was denied a chance to stand on the Olympic podium.

As history would have it, the event and the lieutenant would have vastly diverging fortunes. After 1912, the modern pentathlon – a quirky sport similar to the triathlon except with guns, swords and horses for bikes — would become one of the most overlooked events of the Olympics. Meanwhile, the American who finished a disappointing but respectable fifth, Lt. George S. Patton, would go on to stake his claim as the perfect warrior on the real battlefield becoming one of the greatest — if not the greatest — field generals in history.

Another Olympic Shooting Sports Link

Since there seem to be many Internet Challenged Shooting Sports aficianodos out there like myself, I will post links as I find them.  Here is one similar to the schedule page, but slightly different.

http://www.chinaview.cn/08olympics/shooting.htm

Gun Control Is Good (Part II)

Fantastic Video. Michael Bane posted Part I on his blog here:

http://michaelbane.blogspot.com/2008/08/more-gun-control-is-good.html

Complete Link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krq34URvk6s&feature=user

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Violent criminals advocate gun control legislation to foster a safer work environment. Carjacker gives interview before burying corpse of victim.