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February 21, 2013 in Campaign 2012, Campaign 2016, Family values, Gun Control, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Denton High School, Dewey Christian, English class, Fort Worth, gun violence, guns, Kimberly Williams, Marshall Williams, sentence structure | Leave a comment
DENTON, Texas (Fox) – A Denton teacher allegedly refused to grade two student reports because they were about guns. Now one mother is demanded answers and an apology.
Marshall Williams said he and his classmates were told by Mr. Dewey Christian at Denton High School to write a report on anything that they were interested in using different types of sentence structures. He chose to write about the Fort Worth gun show.
But then he said his English teacher told him he would get a zero on the assignment because of the topic.
Williams’ mom confronted the teacher. She asked him if he had outlined any criteria for the topic and posted a video of his response on YouTube.
“So because it had guns in it you refused to grade it?” Kimberly Williams asked.
“Not just guns, but you see we’ve had a certain amount of violence and things in schools…” Christian replied.
“I’m not asking you about that. I’m asking you about the subject matter of his paper and why you took issue with it,” the mother said.
“The problem was not the subject matter…” the teacher said.
“You just told me it was the subject matter,” the mother said
You cannot make these things up!!!
March 25, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, Economy, Family values, patriotism, Politics, Uncategorized | Tags: Bible belt, Country, God, guns, The South | 1 comment
March 23, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: 2nd Amendment, Gun sales, guns, National Rifle Association, NRA, Ruger | Leave a comment
Colt is joining all the other innovative American manufacturing companies in the great stampede to the Right to Work South.
Colt Firearms appears to be one of the many Connecticut companies looking for a less hostile home.
To clarify, Florida is a Right-to-Work state and Connecticut is not. Which may be why the UAW is so concerned about keeping jobs in the anti-business state:.
via The Miami Herald:
Colt Manufacturing Co. announced earlier this month it is bringing 63 jobs and a new regional headquarters and product manufacturing center to Kissimmee, Fla., next year.
It’s unbelievable. Connecticut unions are going from high paying, high tech manufacturing jobs to trying to unionize day care workers. Nobody said the unions were very bright…and Connecticut is complicit. When the same state outlaws the products of its own companies there’s no reason to stick around anymore. The message is clear…Colt products are good enough for Mexican Drug Cartels (courtesy of our own ATF), but not good enough for Connecticut.
October 26, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2012, Family values, Politics, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Brian Terry, Eric Holder, Fast and Furious, guns, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Secretary Janet Napolitano | 1 comment
Iowa Congressman (D) Sees “2nd Amendment” In Action….. As Intruder Attacks His Family, and Grandson Chases Intruder Off
July 17, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: 2nd Amendment, guns, Leonard Boswell, Mitchell Brown | 5 comments
A gunman who broke into a 77-year-old Iowa congressman’s farm and scuffled with the lawmaker was chased away by the congressman’s shotgun-wielding grandson, according to reports.
Rep. Leonard Boswell (D-Iowa) was home at his farm near Lamoni, Iowa, with his wife, Dody, his daughter, Cindy Brown, and his grandson, Mitchell Brown, at around 10:45 p.m. on Saturday when an armed man broke in through the front door, the congressman’s office said in a statement to the Associated Press.
After slipping in, the thug attacked Cindy Brown and demanded money.
When Boswell heard his daughter’s screams, he ran into the room and jumped on the intruder, trying to knock away his gun, the statement said.
As they wrestled, Mitchell Brown, 22, grabbed a shotgun from another room and pointed it at the burglar, who fled into some fields surrounding the home.
Boswell’s spokesman Grant Woodward told the AP on Sunday that the family was shaken up but “dealing with it pretty well.”
The Decatur County Sheriff’s office is investigating the incident.
The bungled break-in wasn’t Boswell’s first brush with danger.
He represents Iowa’s Third Congressional District, which includes Des Moines.
With News Wire Services
February 12, 2009 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: ammunition, Barack Obama, Donald Young, economic stimulus package, guns, Larry Sinclair, Michelle Obama, Obama birth certificate, Rev. Jeremiah Wright | 5 comments
Gun dealers experiencing shortages of bullets
- Henry Pierson Curtis | Sentinel Staff Writer
Selling bullets may be the most secure job in Florida as long as supplies last.
After months of heavy buying, gun dealers across the state are experiencing shortages.
Some say it began with the election of President Barack Obama. Others say it’s about the economic downturn or fear of crime. Whatever the reasons, ammunition has been selling like plywood and bottled water in the days before a hurricane.
“The survivalist in all of us comes out,” said John Ritz, manager of East Orange Shooting Sports in Winter Park. “It’s more about protecting what you have.”
Demand for bullets is so strong that suppliers are restricting deliveries.
“Where we used to get 20 to 30 cases [in a shipment], we may get two to three cases now,” said Vic Grechniw of Florida Ammo Traders in Tampa. “The supply just isn’t there. . . . Everybody is pretty much rushing out to get their hands on whatever they can.”
Most in demand is handgun ammunition, including 9 mm and .45-caliber for semiautomatic pistols and .38-caliber for revolvers. Clerks at local Walmart stores, including Apopka and Kissimmee, say those sizes, along with .22-caliber, are on back order at the chain’s warehouses.
American gun owners buy about 7 billion rounds of ammunition yearly, according to the National Rifle Association. It has been warning its several million members that Obama favors raising taxes on bullets to make them prohibitively expensive.
“Anecdotal evidence certainly suggests that the demand for ammunition is continuing to increase, and that is certainly attributable to gun owners’ concerns with the current administration,” said Ted Novin, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation, a trade association representing 4,700 members.
The scarcity of bullets piggybacked on more widely publicized sales of assault rifles.
“Everybody kind of got caught with their pants down,” Larry Anderson, manager of Shoot Straight in Apopka, said about the demand for bullets, which surprised even longtime gun dealers.
Each day he spends one to two hours on the phone talking to suppliers to buy ammunition for Shoot Straight’s store and shooting ranges in Apopka, Casselberry and Tampa.
“We’re fortunate with the buying power we’ve got and the connections we’ve got,” Anderson said.
Despite being able to buy 100,000 rounds at a time, Shoot Straight can’t find any copper-jacketed bullets for .380-caliber pistols, popular as concealed weapons. The shops have adequate supplies of other calibers.
“You’ve got to beat the bushes and take deals,” Anderson said. “Now I take whatever I can get instead of being finicky.”
National chains are seeing the same increased levels of customers buying guns and ammunition in recent months, said Larry L. Whiteley, a spokesman for Bass Pro Shops.
“Why, we don’t know,” he said.
One major regional manufacturer, Georgia Arms, has seen bullet sales jump 100 percent since the November election.
“People are just stockpiling,” said company spokeswoman Judy Shipley. “A gun is just like a car. If you can’t get gas, you can’t use it.”
Georgia Arms sells more than 100 types of ammunition for handguns, shotguns and rifles at gun shows from South Florida as far north as Virginia. It now cautions online buyers, “Attention: Due to a huge increase in demand, our shipping times have been delayed 5-7 weeks on most orders. Please be patient with us and know we will fill your orders ASAP.”
Demand has been so strong for all things gun that the Oak Ridge Gun Range south of Orlando is moving to a new, larger range in three weeks.
“It used to be you’d order bullets and get them in the next day. Now it can take a couple of months,” said owner John Harvey, who has seen demand for state concealed-weapons classes increase 300 percent since the election.
“I haven’t been able to get any smaller concealed guns that I’d recommend come in in two months,” Harvey said. “Basically, Smith & Wesson is out of Smith & Wesson.”
The latest surge is pushing already high costs still higher.
It was going up long before the political thing got started,” Drew Huy, owner since 1981 of Ammo Attic in Melbourne, said of prices that have increased as much as 40 percent in recent years.
He and other dealers, including Ritz, attributed rising costs to shortages of brass, copper and lead brought on by the industrial consumption in India and China. In addition, rising fuel prices dramatically increased shipping costs for ammunition, heavy by nature.
“I’m spending a lot more on it now [to buy it] than I was selling it for two years ago,” Ritz said. At his shop in Winter Park he has seen the cost of bullets rise as much as 10 percent every three months for the past two years.
Suppliers to law-enforcement agencies are doing better than retail shops.
“We’re in good shape,” said Tom Falone of Florida Bullet in Clearwater, who sells Federal and Spear brand ammunition to police departments and sheriff’s offices. The only slight problem has been obtaining .40-caliber bullets, and those are delivered within 30 days.
“I called about .22 [bullets] the other day, and they had 12 million rounds in the warehouse.”
Henry Pierson Curtis can be reached at 407-420-5257 or firstname.lastname@example.org