Well, it looks like Wisconsin has finally come to its senses. The state has passed a law allowing for the concealed carry of firearms. The new law does stipulate that law abiding citizens must get special training and a permit, but they will be able to exercise their Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms in the way they wish. The concealed carry bill was originally proposed with no permit or training stipulations, but Governor Walker said he wouldn’t sign any bill without those restrictions. It’s an unfortunate concession to give to anti-gun lobbyists, but at least Wisconsin now allows you to legally use a concealed holster.
Second Amendment advocates are going to continue their fight to rid Wisconsin of the training and permits, but most freedom-lovers will turn their attention to Illinois, which is the only state left in the Union without a concealed carry law. I’d admonish Illinoisans, except I’m a lifelong resident.
Illinois is going to be a tough state to get a concealed carry law passed. Chicago has a very liberal base, and Governor Quinn has already stated that he will continue his opposition to concealed carry. He claims that keeping neighborhoods safe is …
Keeping your gun clean is important not only to the life of your gun, but also to your safety and the safety of those around when you operate your firearm. Many gun owners neglect cleaning because of the hassle involved. To simplify the process use a Hoppe’s Boresnake. It’s a simple, effective and quick way to clean your gun.
All you need to do is feed the weighted pull cord of the gun cleaner through the bore of your gun and pull it through once or twice. The three step clean breaks up large particles, clears out residue, and wipes the bore clean. Of the many great tools for gun cleaning, Hoppe’s Boresnake is the most convenient, making it a lot easier for shooters to clean their gun after every day of shooting, which is recommended by the NRA.
Remember that you should also clean your firearm after it’s been stored for a prolonged period of time, even if the gun storage you use is the best available. Moisture, solidified grease and oil can all build up in your gun while in storage. A quick clean minimizes danger and ensures peace of mind.…
I was just reading a story about a heroic father who protected his kids and took down a bank robber.
The father, a 34-year-old Iraq War veteran, was in a bank in Sarasota Florida with two of his sons when a gun wielding bank robber came in and started waving a gun around. With his first concern on his children, the vet stepped between his kids and the gunman. A few moments later he had his kids get under some chairs and he placed chairs in front of them to shield them from the robber.
After another minute, the robber started threatening his kids directly, pointing the gun at them and telling the roomful of people that if anyone tried to stop him he would shoot the kids. Bad move.
Once he got the money he came for, the bank robber headed for his car. Seeing that his children were now out of harm’s way, the vet followed the gunman out into the parking lot, blocked his car and proceeded to take down the gunman with martial arts skills he learned in the military.
American military – 1. Bank Robber – 0.
Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) are necessary for any military operation. A soldier with greater knowledge of the battlefield and enemy movements is far more capable than a less informed soldier. Hunters also know the value of greater ISR, as an understanding of the terrain, prey location and movements will give them a leg up on other hunters in the same area.
Methods for gathering ISR have evolved over the centuries. Pheidippides ran the first marathon to warn ancient Greeks of an impending attack. Ancient Chinese and Native Americas used smoke signals to warn of enemy movements. Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride warned revolutionaries of British movements during the American Revolution.
These days, military units employ a number of different tactics for passing information on enemy movements. Satellite imagery and radio messages are common in the U.S. military, but constant improvements are underway. Using combinations of GPS units, radios, and Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles (UAVs), soldiers today are able to see real-time images of the battlefield. This technology employs night vision and thermal imaging to give accurate readings regardless of circumstances.
When I think of body armor for police officers, I generally think of the bulletproof vests, knee pads and helmets that keep the men and women who protect me safe. But many tactical operations use K-9 units, and the dogs are usually not given the same level of protection as their human counterparts.
The city of Vineland, New Jersey has sought to correct this, but rather than speding tax dollars on the new equipment, Mayor Robert Romano asked the community to raise $4000 for bulletproof vests specially tailored to their K-9s. It only took a week before they’d reached their goal.
Mayor Romano was a K-9 officer for 9 years, so he has experienced times when his K-9 partner was attacked. Since the dogs’ job is to sniff out suspects they’re usually the first ones to encounter danger, making them that much more a likely to be a victim of violence.
More and more hunters have discovered rangefinders as an invaluable tool for their hunting expeditions. The primary use for a rangefinder is to take the guesswork out of determing distances. This is especially important for bow hunters, but all hunters can use a good hunting rangefinder. In addition to helping hunters gauge distances, rangefinders can serve as spotting scopes, allowing the hunter to find nests and get a better idea of the surrounding area so better vantage points can be found.
Right now TacticalStore has the Nikon Monarch Laser 1200 Rangefinder on sale for over 40% off! The Nikon Monarch has a number of features to benefit hunters of all skill levels. First and most important, this laser rangefinder is accurate. It provides 1/2 yard precision up to 500 yards, and 1 yard precision up to 1200 yards. The high quality of the optics also features heavily with the Monarch. Since it is made by Nikon, the rangefinder comes with bright, multicoated lenses for high-resolution images. Single button operation eases use, and the automatic shut off after the reading has been displayed for eight seconds saves on battery life.