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A bet this is one fantastic Teacher!!

16N_RIFLES_IPAD--525x300Mass killers still have access to plenty of firepower under New York’s new assault-weapon ban.

These two Benelli MR1 rifles have equal killing power — yet the one at the top is illegal to buy because of its “military” grip while the other is perfectly fine under the gun law signed by Gov. Cuomo last night.

The law also bans magazines holding more than seven rounds, yet has no provision limiting the number of clips someone can buy.

So a Newtown- or Aurora-style mass-killer can simply bring dozens of legal-capacity clips, which could be swapped out in just a second or two during a shooting spree.

“A 30-round magazine is no more dangerous than two 15-round magazines, or more dangerous than three 10-round magazines, or more dangerous than six 5-round magazines,” said Jerold E. Levine, a Manhattan lawyer and gun-rights advocate.

“It takes only two seconds to change the magazine in a semiautomatic gun,” he said.

Benelli says its 37-inch-long MR1 Comfort-Tech Synthetic — with a suggested retail price of $1,469 — is “the best home defense available.”

With or without the now-illegal pistol grip, the MR1 uses Remington .223 bullets, which are about the size of AA batteries and are interchangeable with similar-sized NATO military cartridges.

Bank of America has reportedly frozen the account of gun manufacturer  American Spirit Arms, according to its owner, Joe Sirochman.

In a Facebook post dated December 29, Sirochman wrote the following:

“My name is Joe Sirochman owner of American Spirit Arms…our Web  site orders have jumped 500 percent causing our Web site e-commerce processing  larger deposits to Bank of America. So they decided to hold the deposits  for further review.

“After countless hours on the phone with Bank of America, I finally  got a manager in the right department that told me the reason that the  deposits were on hold for further review — her exact words were — ‘We believe you should not be selling guns and parts on the Internet.’”(emphasis added)

Sirochman also wrote that he told the bank manager that “they  have no right to make up their own new rules and regs” and that “[American  Spirit is a] firearms manufacturer with all the proper licensing.”

He also noted that he has been doing business with Bank of America for over 10 years, but will now be looking for a new bank.

According to Unlawful News, this isn’t the first time Bank of America has targeted a customer involved in the firearms industry.

McMillan Group International was reportedly told that its business was no longer welcome after the company started  manufacturing firearms – even after 12 years of doing business with the  bank.

from ZeroHedge:

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party – Mao Tse Tung

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military – William Burroughs

Revolution?  Yes, it all sounds rather “extreme”, but the cold hard reality of our era is not going to comfort us with diplomacies and niceties, so honestly, why should I have to sugar coat anything?  We live in extreme times and there is no longer room for prancing around the ultimate consequences of that which is taking place in America today.  This country is increasingly sliding towards the edge of internal conflict.  The Liberty Movement and true Constitutionalists see it, subsections of Republicans and Democrats see it, and most of all, the federal government sees it.  In fact, they may even be counting on it.

Over the past two years alone, multiple draconian policies have been enacted through executive order by the Obama Administration which build upon the civil liberty crushing actions of George W. Bush and press far beyond.  The Patriot Acts, the FISA domestic spy bill, the bailouts of corrupt international banks, attempts at CISPA and SOPA, actions like the NDAA authorizing the treatment of U.S. citizens as “enemy combatants” without rights to due process; all paint a picture so clear only a one-celled amoeba (or your average suburban yuppie) would not see it.  You and I, and everyone else for that matter, have been designated potential targets of the state.  Our rights have been made forfeit.

There is no ambiguous or muddled separation between the citizenry and the government anymore.  The separation is absolute.  It is undeniable.  It is vast.  It is only a matter of time and momentum, and eventually there will be unbridled oppression, dissent, and conflict.  All that is required is a trigger, and I believe that trigger has arrived…

Though made to appear “complex”, the gun control debate is actually an incredibly simple issue.  It all boils down to a couple of questions which gun grabbers rarely ask:  How does the 2nd Amendment affect the future?  That is to say, what was the original intent, and should we still value that intent as it applies to tomorrow?  And, what will really happen if it is forcibly removed?  Gun opponents act as though they are unaware of these questions, or maybe they don’t care.  However, it is vital to their safety and the safety of our culture in general that they do finally consider the bigger picture.

We’ve all heard the prefabricated gun control talking points before.  Some of them so old they predate us.  They are numerous and most of them incredibly thin.  The gist of the anti-gun position, though, could be boiled down to these three points…

Common Anti-Gun Arguments:

1) The 2nd Amendment is “outdated” and no longer relevant in today’s modern society.

2) We do not want to stop you from “defending yourself”, or interfere with the American tradition of hunting, but people do not need “military assault weapons” for either.

3)Your claimed freedom to own guns should not supersede my freedom to live without fear of guns.  We exist in a society, and our society requires us to give up certain freedoms so that it can function.

for full article:


WASHINGTON — Marking the first anniversary of the shooting deaths at Columbine High School, President Clinton announced $120 million in new federal grants Saturday to place more police officers in schools and help even the youngest kids cope with their problems.

“In our national struggle against youth violence we must not fail our children; our future depends on it,” the president said in his weekly radio address.


Nancy Lanza is as much a victim of her son’s violet rampage on December 14th, 2012 in quiet, idyllic Newtown CT., yet she is not numbered among the victims, and her family had to claim her body and quietly bury her among intense security in rural New Hampshire.

Today, as each “layer of the onion” in this horrific saga gets peeled back, a backlash of anger and hate is being leveled at the single mother who was dealing with the mental issues of an adult child.

How easy it must be for pundits and analysts, journalists and others, to rile up the public sentiment against Mrs. Lanza for how she was handling her son’s issues? How very easy to criticize her for taking him to a gun range with her? Has anyone thought that she might have needed to protect herself FROM her son?

And what about Peter Lanza? Where is the anger being directed at him? He is here and can answer the public criticism. Where was he in the years since he and his wife separated? If I understand some reports, they separated in 2001 or so, but didn’t divorce until 2009. He paid big alimony and provided health insurance, so his hands in the management of his son’s mental health issues are no longer his concern? It is being reported that Mrs. Lanza might have been suffering with Multiple Sclerosis. That burden along with her son’s problems, all by herself, and we seek to criticize her.

Just after the shooting, a blogger posted a blog “I am Adam Lanza’s Mother” was posted. The mother reflects on the traumas a family faces when dealing with a child with mental health issues, such as autism. The bottomline is who are ANY OF US to sit in judgment of Nancy Lanza regarding her son and this horrific and senseless act of violence unless we too have worn the shoes that she has and travelled that road in the solitude of her angst.

So when we pray for the taechers who heroically tried to save the lives of those children, and we pray for the 20 little angels, it does not diminish their sacrifices to pray for the woman who also suffered at the hands of a madman, perhaps longer and in more ways than any of us can imagine.

The 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School included a boisterous 6-year-old who liked to think up pranks and a school psychologist who rushed in when help was needed. Here are brief portraits, in the memories of friends and family, of some of those killed.