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This suggests to call 911 FIRST – I will call them with the firearm in my hand!

Previous NextThump. Crash! What’s Your Home Intruder Plan?Posted by: Annette Doerr , August 25, 2016Share the post “Thump. Crash! What’s Your Home Intruder Plan?” 1 0 3 0 Total: 4 Thump. Crash!  You awaken from a sound sleep, but you’re not sure why. You listen for a few seconds, groggily trying to process what’s going on. Then you realize what’s happening; Someone is in your home. Do you have a plan? If you don’t, let’s start that conversation right now.Armed and In Charge is Sponsored by Lasermax. My dad was the local fire chief, and growing up we always had an escape plan should there be a fire in our home. It’s something that I, in turn, drilled into my daughters as soon as they were old enough to understand. Even as they went off…

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The Sniper who Killed a Taliban Machine Gunner from 8,120 feet away!

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H/T War History OnLine.

This is some amazing shooting.

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A corporal of the Horse and a member of the elite British Household Cavalry unit holds the record for achieving the longest kill shot ever recorded in the history of warfare. Craig Harrison is an icon of the British Army whose 2,475 m (2,707 yds) shot saved the lives of fellow soldiers, while on convoy protection duty in Afghanistan in November 2009.

He was in the well behind the convoy when he spotted a Taliban two-men machine gun crew that started shooting at the vanguard. An ambush was upon them, and a well planned one, things be worse. The insurgents were armed with a Soviet PKM machine gun, more than capable of piercing through vehicles. The gun started to bark. It was all up to Harrison and his L115A3 Long Range Rifle to save the day.

The convoy consisted of several 4×4 Jackal vehicles, sustaining heavy fire. Harrison’s Jackal more than a kilometer behind, so he jumped off and stationed himself in a nearby building from which he could snipe without being noticed. Craig Harrison took his driver with him, to serve as a spotter, even though the soldier wasn’t exactly trained for such operations. Professional training wouldn’t affect the outcome too much, for what Harrison had in mind had never been done before. In his case, it was rocket science.

Just to make it clear, the Taliban were about 2,5 clicks away from Harrison’s location. That distance is about 1500 feet out of the maximum range of his weapon. So, the odds of hitting anything smaller than a tank weren’t in his favor. Nevertheless, he decided to take the shot, calculating wind speed and all other factors that could influence the trajectory of the bullet (besides from the fact that the enemy was well out of range).

He was forced to aim at a spot about 400 feet above his targets, that weren’t exactly static throughout the battle. Even though the weather conditions were appropriate, this calculation was necessary if the shot was to be done right. The difference of 400 feet is an equivalent of a 40 storied building, and that was how much Harrison needed to calculate to find a spot to fire, well above the heads of his targets.

He devised the account in a record time, counting the gravity and muzzle velocity loss, while under the pressure of losing his own life, or the lives of his men.

The L115A3 Long Range Rifle. By Andrew Linnett – Defence Imagery, OGL.

The L115A3 Long Range Rifle. By Andrew Linnett – Defence Imagery, OGL.

The first shot was perfect. The Taliban machine gunner was shot in his abdomen. The second, consecutive shot, achieved with minimal adjustment, was fatal for the other crewman. To make sure that nobody uses that PKM again, Harrison shot it, rendering it to pieces with a single high caliber bullet.

It took approximately 3 seconds for each bullet to reach its target, which furthermore illustrates the distance from which the shot was taken and what exactly means to break the world record in such category.  In an interview for Daily Mail, Harrison recalled that he had to wait around six seconds to acknowledge if the shot was successful.

One could only imagine the mixture of surprise and terror that the rest of the Taliban squad felt at that moment, realizing that their machine gun support was shot dead by a sniper at such distance. The ambush was successfully repelled and the convoy reached safety.

His tour of duty in 2009 includes around 20 more confirmed kills. He was wounded several times during his service in Afghanistan, receiving a flesh wound on his head and having both of his arms broken on one occasion when his vehicle ran into a landmine.

These injuries never influenced his actions ― it is recorded that each time he was wounded, he was contributing to the fight as well as he could. He never backed down and demonstrated extreme bravery in the face of battle.

A U.S. Army sniper team from Jalalabad Provincial Reconstruction Team. By Cpl. Bertha Flores, U.S. Army – Public Domain.

A U.S. Army sniper team from Jalalabad Provincial Reconstruction Team. By Cpl. Bertha Flores, U.S. Army – Public Domain.

CoH Craig Harrison broke the record established by an equally brilliant Canadian sniper, Rob Furlong, in 2002, which was 2,430 m. Before Furlong, the record was held by an another Canadian, Arron Perry, who had set his record (2,310 m) only a few days prior to the Furlong’s shot. Nevertheless, Perry broke the record that was held for 34 years by a Vietnam War veteran, Carlos Hathcock. Now, Harrison’s record is yet to be broken.

Even though Craig Harrison is considered a war hero and an excellent example of the British Armed Forces, he appeared in media showing his disappointment in the Army and talking about his post-traumatic stress disorder. The Ministry of Defense paid Harrison 100,000 pounds for revealing his identity to the media against his own will, thus putting him at the risk of being kidnapped by the Al Qaeda, who had more than enough reasons to put a bounty on his head. He was placed on permanent sick leave and discharged in 2014. After his discharge, he stated:

“I joined when I was 16 and since all of this has happened I felt abandoned, absolutely abandoned by my regiment. … I spent 22 years loyal to that regiment, putting my life on the line doing tours, and they just hung me out to dry. My trust in people, the armed forces — it’s gone.”

Harrison served the Armed forces from 1991 to 2014. Military service this long left permanent scars on the sniper’s psyche. In an interview conducted by the BBC, Harrison stated that he constantly sees the faces of those he killed, which is a common disorder for snipers.

Craig Harrison wrote a book about his war experience, titled “The Longest Shot”, where he stated, among other things, that he was driven to the brink of suicide by his PTSD disorder.

FBI Admits Clinton Used Software Designed To “Prevent Recovery” And “Hide Traces Of” Deleted Emails

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FBI Admits Clinton Used Software Designed To “Prevent Recovery” And “Hide Traces Of” Deleted EmailsZero Hedge ^ | 26 August 2016 | Tyler DurdenPosted on 8/27/2016, 10:18:41 AM by LorianneSouth Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy appeared on Fox News today and disclosed new details about the Clinton email scandal that seem to indicate intent to destroy evidence. Per the clip below, Gowdy reveals that Clinton used “BleachBit” to erase the “personal” emails from her private server.For those not familiar with the software, BleachBit is intended to help users delete files in a way to “prevent recovery” and “hide traces of files deleted.”

Per the BleachBit website:Beyond simply deleting files, BleachBit includes advanced features such as shredding files to prevent recovery, wiping free disk space to hide traces of files deleted by other applications, and vacuuming Firefox to make it faster.During his appearance on Fox, Gowdy clearly indicates that…

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Pvt. Martin Teahan’s M1 Found 72 Years after D-Day

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H/T AmmoLand. 

I can only imagine how shocked the Teahan family was that Pvt.Martin Teahan’s M-1 was found 72 years after his death.

R.I.P. Pvt. Martin Teahan.

Private Martin Teahan’s M1 Garand Engraved Name

Private Martin Teahan’s M1 Garand Engraved Name

East Brunswick, NJ USA –  -(Ammoland.com)- If I were to report the facts, I would tell you Private Martin Teahan of HQ Company, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), died on June 6, 1944, near a church in Picauville, Normandy.

While scouting a position, he was shot in the leg, captured, and then killed by a German soldier who thought he was reaching for a weapon.

A few weeks after D-Day, a French farmer in the area found a rifle with the name M. Teahan engraved on the butt of the rifle. No one knew what the farmer did with the rifle for 72 years, until it was discovered this February by a French Army Paratrooper Commander named Colonel Patrick Collet.

Those are the facts, but the story associated with the rifle tugs on something much deeper for me.

You see, Private Martin was my Uncle “Matty.” A poor Irish Immigrant, who’s stories of his bravery resonated with me as I grew up in the same rough Irish neighborhood in the South Bronx. Five days prior to the discovery of the rifle, I visited my roots for the first time since childhood. I stood in grand St Jerome’s Church, and thought of my Uncle Matty as I looked at his name, engraved in the cool stone of the somber building.

Private Martin Teahan’s M1 Garand back at Home

Private Martin Teahan’s M1 Garand back at Home

 

Then, as if by fate, we received an email (On Saint Patrick’s Day) from Colonel Patrick Collet, a French Army Paratrooper commander who grew up in Normandy. He had acquired an M1 Garand rifle from a decedent of the farmer in Picauville. Once he saw the named M. Teahan engraved on the rifle, he knew he had something special and was determined to find who M. Teahan was.

My sister Liz and I long ago became members of the 508th PIR to honor our uncle Matty. Liz setup a profile page on the 508th PIR website, listing her as a contact. Who knew, this simple process would result in such a life altering discovery, as the first place Colonel Collet searched was the 508th PIR website. He found the match and notified Liz.

I knew, she knew, the moment we found out, the rifle was our Uncle Matty coming home after 72 years.

Colonel Collet invited my wife Monica and I to visit this June. We got to hold the rifle; I felt the cold metal of the weapon on my fingertips, and envisioned my Uncle, bravely marching forward through enemy territory. I was also in the army, many years later, but never engaged in the sort of battle for which so many young men of WW II fought and died. We decided this majestic representation of history should be returned to Martin Tehan’s brothers-in-arms, the 82nd Airborne Division, 508th PIR.

Our visit didn’t end there; Colonel Collet had arranged an unbelievable itinerary for us. We were directed to the site of Uncle Matty’s grave, where we met the U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Milley to salute and say a prayer. A man of quiet authority, I immediately jumped to attention and snapped “Yes Sir” at his direction. Monica of course found this to be hilarious, but she understood, as I did, the magic of the moments we were sharing on this trip.

And what a trip! After the cemetery, we visited Omaha and Utah beaches, including an amazing jaunt to Point du Hoc. This moment, staring at the cliff of Point Du Hoc, will forever blaze in my memory. General Milley and his staff guided us through each site, and their descriptive stories provided the fields for our imaginations to roam.

Martin Teahan’s rifle will be brought over to General Milley by Colonel Collet and the French Army Chief of Staff General Bosser later this year. General Milley has invited my entire family to officially donate the rifle at a ceremony at the Pentagon. I suspect the plaque will look something like my first paragraph, with some added words about bravery and duty. As appropriate as it will be, I doubt it can ever capture the emotion, the power, and the change we experienced as a result of the rifle’s discovery.

Thank you, for a piece of my heritage is now coming home.

Private Martin Teahan’s M1 Garand back at Home

Private Martin Teahan

 

What Modern Weapons Would The Founders Want Americans To Own?

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H/T Bearing Arms.

I do not think The Founding Fathers would have a problem with citizens having weapons on par with the military.

 

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Historical revisionists love to pretend that the human right to bear arms reflected in the Second Amendment was specifically confined to Colonial-era muskets, and only then in the service of the aims of the state. That is self-evidently false, as anyone with a passing familiarity with the speeches, letters, and broadsheets authored by the Founding Fathers would be able to tell you.

The Second Amendment did not create a right to bear arms.

When John Adams and his contemporaries wrote and then ratified the Second Amendment they wererecognizing a pre-existing natural right of all people to be armed for their self defense.

The right to bear arms was always and continues to be an individual human right to allow you to protect your life, and the lives of those you love, and others you feel compelled to protect.

The Founders were explicit in their belief that any weapon that could be carried by a soldier should be available to the citizenry, as Founding Father Tenche Cox made clear in 1788, three years before the Second Amendment was ratified.

The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army,  must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American … the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

Would the Founders want Joe Six-Pack walking down the street with a M67 fragmentation grenade? We can only speculate, but I’m going to guess that they probably would not.

Would the Founders want grenades, cannon, and other “terrible implements of the soldier” available for militia service against enemies foreign and domestic? Almost certainly, though I suspect they would want the heavier weapons (up to and including artillery) under lock and key at an armory under the control of the local militias (not standing government forces, which includes the National Guard).

The Founders were clearly in favor of personal arms being retained by individual citizens, and they expected citizens to be both well-armed and well-trained  with their guns (which is what they meant by “well-regulated”). These included multi-shot weapons, among them rifles with “high capacity” detachable magazines that existed more than a decade before the Second Amendment was written.

In their writings, the Founders were very clear that they wanted the citizenry to be able to use private arms for the following reasons:

  • Defend individual lives, families, and communities along the frontiers against lawlessness, and attacks by Native Americans
  • Defend against the threat of foreign invasion
  • Defend against domestic tyranny in local, state, and federal government

It’s very important to note that these reasons intertwined and overlapped to varying degrees then, just as they do now.

The first point, self-defense, speaks to the fact that citizens are responsible for their own defense, as we still are today. It was even rougher in the late 18th century, of course, because there was no option to call your local police for assistance, as their response time would be measured in decades (Boston formed the first police department in the United States in 1838). Flash forward to 2016, and you are still responsible for your own self-defense; the Supreme Court has ruled that law enforcement officers have no duty to protect individuals.

You can call 911 with the most desperate of emergencies, but as much of Los Angeles discovered in 1992, the police won’t come when they are needed the most.

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You’re on your own.

The threat of foreign invasion was very real to the Founders, and with good reason; the British were still supporting Native American attacks along the frontier of the young United States, and the long-simmering hostilities between the United States and Great Britain erupted in a full-on war again in 1812. Fears of an amphibious invasion from a foreign power saw a network of coastal fortifications spring up in following generations that lasted until the last forts were abandoned in 1950.

While General Yamamoto’s apocryphal quote that, “You cannot invade the mainland United States because there would be a rifle behind every blade of grass” is almost certainly false as a statement, it does speak to a larger truth: the citizenry of United States possess more small arms (300+ million, with tens of millions more added every month) than all of the world’s armies, combined.

That brings us to the main reason the Founding Fathers wanted the citizenry to have ” every other terrible implement of the soldier,” which was their own well-earned and deep-seated distrust of the corrupting power of government.

While they may not have our modern technology, the Founders were much better students of world history and arguably far more attuned to the psychology of governments than our own reality-television and social media-obsessed population which is so heavily invested in trivialities.

The Founders believed that citizens should be able to own every weapon the military could possess, with only their personal financial condition being an impediment to ownership. That generally meant citizens would own a fowling piece (shotgun), rifle, or musket, but many also owned pistols and swords. More wealthy Americans might purchase pivot guns or cannons, and some wealthy souls such a Senator James DeWolf of Rhode Island, even own privateer fleets bristling with cannon capable of flattening coastal cities.

What does that mean for 21st Century Americans?

It’s amusing to watch gun control supporters attempt to claim the Founders could only imagine or mean citizens to have muskets, when Thomas Jefferson had a fast-firing rifle with 20-shot detachable magazines.

The Founders were very clear: they want Americans to be armed with weapons of contemporary utility for self defense and use in a modern militia.

Today that would include modern handguns, shotguns, and of course, those intermediate-caliber rifles that are clearly the most vital part of modern militias and armies.

Put bluntly, AR-15s, AKMs, and their standard capacity 30-round magazines are quite obviously the modern firearms that most closely align with the explicit intent of the Founders that the American people be armed with weapons capable of being used for self defense, defense against external threats, and threat posed by an ever-more corrupt government.

I won’t go so far as to insist that every American should own one of these “modern muskets,” but the Founders clearly meant that citizens should be able to choose firearms of contemporary military utility to defend their homes and communities from threats both foreign and domestic if they do desired.

Those souls attempting to ban such necessary weapons from the hands of the citizenry are not to be trusted, nor are they to be obeyed.

Gun Control Debate Sounds More Like Salem Racist Trials

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H/T Bearing Arms.

The DemocRats are getting desperate so they are playing the race card against the whole nation

 

 

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Unfortunately, the gun control debate has turned into the Salem Racist Trials. You have bird brain videos like the “Black NRA” from Sarah Silverman mocking the concept of a black NRA, insinuating that the NRA is a racist organization that only advocates the use of firearms for non-African-Americans. So in turn, you turn to the oldest joke in the book: The NRA is racist. Good one. No one saw that one coming. I want to give you the benefit of the doubt, but I can’t because the video was so poorly executed, I’m not even sure it was satire.

Even if it was, the point I think you were trying to make is ignorant. You’re so desperate to turn the Second Amendment debate into black versus white that you’re the one who ends up looking like you’ve got a race problem. Because the only place I see people fearing young black men like myself who own guns responsibly is in your own video.

Look, there are a bunch of white people in the NRA, but that’s like saying there’s a bunch of sand on the beach. There hasn’t been a full scale attack by the mainstream media to dissuade white people from the NRA. But I can pull up video after video, article after article insinuating that the NRA is racist simply because they have a lot of white members. Oh, and God forbid they give a black man a platform to talk gun rights—now they’re pandering.

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“Media Actively Conspiring With Clinton Campaign” To Cover-up Hillary Major Health Issues

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hillary-confused3This article was written by Michael Snyder and originally published at the End of the American Dream.

Editor’s Comment: They can try to cover up her declining health and significant mental problems, but there is just no covering up the psychopathic tendencies – they run strong in her, and the whole country can see it plainly.

It is a matter of the Naked Emperor; everyone knows, and yet somehow she clings to power. Must be an important somebody’s errand gal. God help us.

There Is A Mainstream Media Conspiracy To Hide Hillary Clinton’s Rapidly Failing Health

by Michael Snyder

Is Hillary Clinton healthy enough to serve as president if she wins the election? Over the past couple of weeks this has become a major issue, and the mainstream media is actively conspiring with the Clinton campaign in a desperate attempt to cover up the truth. For example, the Washington…

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