Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sheriff's Sharpshooter Ends High Speed Pursuit with Shots from Helicopter

Click picture above for news video

So we have a high speed pursuit, at times exceeding 100 mph onto oncoming traffic on the interstate, that ends with the driver 'allegedly' being shot by a Sheriff's Office "Sharpshooter" from a helicopter.

Was the car being used as a deadly weapon at this point? I would say yes.

Was the shooting of the driver from a helicopter the last resort to end this potentially fatal (to innocent bystanders) chase? Maybe.

I think of that scene from the movie Black Hawk down where they put a round into the engine block of Somali warlord Osman Ali Atto's car to disable it so they could arrest him. Would disabling the fleeing driver's car in this manner have been a viable option instead of shooting him? I wasn't there so I couldn't make that call, but Monday morning quarterbacking this incident, one could speculate that by shooting the driver instead of disabling his vehicle may have caused him to collide with that other car, injuring its occupants. Disabling the vehicle by shooting at the engine may have prevented the collision as the driver would still have some control of the vehicle despite it being rendered inoperable.

Would the chase have been extended by a suspect on foot and further endanger the lives of others if he was armed? Possibly. Or he may have just given up. We'll never know.

Just my observation.

Anyone want to chime in on this? Do you think it was justified? If so, was it right?

Friday, September 4, 2015

Checking In...

So what has everyone been up to these past 6 months? Life has really grabbed me by the lapels and demanded my attention and taken my time away from other things, such as this blog. Every time I sit down to post, something comes up and I am unable to do it.

Anyway, so we have the usual circus of fools vying to be the nominee for President. I don't think it matters so much who is in the Oval Office as much as it matters who is in Congress. We were supposed to have a Congress that would be able to stop the Muslim appeaser we have now. But what did they do? They passed just about everything he wanted. Spineless leaders like Boehner fell over with the slightest passing of gas from the next state over. And the rest of them continue to allow him to hold his Speaker of the  House position with out any backlash. Sick of it all.

I was going to type out a long rant, but I don't know about anything anymore. The world is turned upside-down. All I can do is focus on providing for my family and prepping for the worst. We haven't even seen the beginning of that yet.

I'll post something of more substance when I can get myself to formulate a clear message.

Keep resisting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

2nd Amendment Rally and March - July 4th, Westcliffe, CO

It's that time again! If you can make it, come down and lend your support. It's getting bigger each year.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day 2015 - by Dimitrios Karras

From the owner of Ares Armor.



DATE: May 25, 2015

    On the news Sunday morning, I had the pleasure of watching the now customary Memorial Day Weekend interrogation of average American voters. As expected, most the respondents had this clueless look on their face and fumbled their way to a half-assed answer that made about zero sense. One college aged child actually said it was a day to remember to thank his parents. Because ... obviously they did such a good job raising him.

    Isn't the news great? Last week, I watched as ISIS members triumphantly happy-danced all over their newly conquered city of Ramadi. For good measure, they included a nice video clip of our “local allies” quite bravely and heroically running away.

    This was, to put it mildly, disturbing. You see, many of the kids that were sent off to fight for our fanciful ideals of liberty, freedom, democracy, WMDs, iPhones, and the Kardashians, spent a little time in that city. And by “time” what I mean to say is that they died rather gruesome unceremonious deaths, trying to bring peace to the very same land that ISIS is now throwing a parade in.

    Once those lucky enough to live got home, they were euphemistically thanked for their service and then dumped back into the great American society. And whilst America looks on in bewilderment, our boys continue to die rather gruesome unceremonious deaths, this time, trying to bring peace to their minds.

    So many have chosen suicide, that for a lot of us still kicking, the horrific images of war, have now been replaced by the horrific images of peace; a hanging corpse, brain matter splattered on the car window, or a rotting pile of flesh decaying in the wilderness for three months before it is found by hikers.

    And what was it all for in the first place?Was it to be remembered once a year, kinda like the Easter Bunny? Was it to be honored once a year, kinda like Cupid? Perhaps it was to be corporately franchised once a year, kinda like Jesus?

   It certainly was not for ISIS, Bush, Al-Qaeda, Obama, The Taliban, or Congress.

   The truth is, it doesn't really matter. We don’t need a righteous cause. We don't need politicians to thank us for our service. We don't need any of them.

    What we did—good or bad, just or unjust, worthwhile or lost— was an experience. And that’s all life is. The bad experiences can teach us just how wonderful the good experiences can be. The good experiences can remind us just how terrible the bad experiences can be. To know the difference you must have lived each.

    After you have eaten a double stacked shit-sandwich, a PB&J will taste better than anything you have ever remembered.

    And for those idiots that think Memorial Day is just a day off of work to barbecue, drink beer, and have a good time. Ignore them, they don’t know any better. And you know what, Memorial Day is a great day to have a barbecue, drink beer, and have a good time. Not a day goes by where I don't have to fight back tears wishing my brother was still here. If he was here though, I am sure he would have the grill going in the back right now. I know for a fact he would have a beer in his hand.

    As for that sinking feeling of betrayal that you feel. I feel it too. You are not alone.

    It is not our country that has betrayed us. Our country is a philosophy. Our country is an idea. Let us not mix the actions of our government with the actions of our philosophy.

    And to that same government, remember this:

    We are not the “peaceful” generation; we won’t just watch. We are not the “greatest” generation; we don't need a cause. We are a different kind of generation. We are the Heroes of Lost Fucking Causes. Did you see what we did in Iraq and Afghanistan? Did you see the carnage we spread? According to the News ... we did that ... because it was Tuesday. Imagine what we could do to someone we actually have a personal problem with, perhaps someone who betrayed us.

    Imagine what we could do if we had a truly just cause, perhaps restoring liberty to our own homes.

    I leave you with these words, given to a guard, by a man about to be hung for the crime of fighting to liberate others from government approved enslavement:

    "I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood”

Dimitrios Karras


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Adjustable Gas Blocks for the AR Pistol

Regardless of whether you think an AR-15 pistol is pointless or not (I use mine as a PDW for home defense), an adjustable gas block is a necessity. (this applies to AR-15 rifles as well)

The problem with AR-15 pistols is too much gas pressure traveling down the gas tube due to the shorter barrels which results in a lot of recoil. Too many times the "solution" is to address the symptoms rather than the problem. I see many opinions that in order to tame the recoil, one should resort to a modified buffer coil, a heavier buffer, a pigtail gas tube, etc., rather than addressing the problem itself...too much gas pressure.

How do you solve the problem of too much gas pressure? Simple. You limit the amount of gas going into the gas tube. How do you do this? Simple. Install an adjustable gas block which can be tuned to limit the amount of gas going into the tube, which allows only the necessary amount of gas needed to cycle the bolt, eject the empty shell casing, and chamber a new round.

There are quite a few adjustable gas blocks on the market now. One only needs to Google the term "Adjustable AR15 Gas Block" to find a selection of products.

Before I installed one, my AR-15 pistol kicked pretty hard. Harder than my AR-15 rifle. It was not very pleasant to shoot and suffered from harsh recoil. After acquiring and installing an adjustable gas block, one could easily be mistaken that they are shooting a .22LR version instead of the 5.56 version. Yeah, it makes that much of a difference.

Some adjustments at the range to find the ideal setting that works well with soft shooting bullets and hot loads is all it takes to ensure that your AR-15 pistol runs reliably and with minimal felt recoil. The same can be applied to the AR-15 rifle, especially those running a carbine gas length systems.

However, an adjustable gas block isn't going to do anything for the fireball issue out of a short barrel.

Have fun!

Mosby: Rifle and CQB in Arizona

Mosby has 2 open enrollment classes for October in Arizona.

Combat Rifle course and a first time available open enrollment course for CQB/Fighting In/Around Structures.

If you have never taken a course by Mosby, you're definitely missing out.

More info here

Oath Keepers To Stand Down From Sugar Pine Mine

Looks like they've completed what they set out to do.
After an administrative law judge put on hold any plans by a federal agency to enforce an order to stop mining, Oath Keepers of Josephine County will stand down from the Sugar Pine mine.
According to Mary Emerick, Information Officer for the Josephine County chapter of Oath Keepers, in a statement made on  Thursday, the guards are leaving the Sugar Pine Mine outside Galice in Southern Oregon, where they have been for five weeks. But they will maintain a staging area north of Grants Pass.
 The miners will have their day in court, which was the whole purpose of the Oath Keeper Security Operation. Mission accomplished!Well done, Josephine County Oath Keepers, and everyone who stood for the miners Rights.  You stand tall in our eyes. Congratulations!
 by Shorty Dawkins
Can't say if they really had anything to do with the decision or not, but their presence there was definitely noticed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

“Bundy Ranch” type standoff In Oregon Between Miners and BLM

BLM is at it again, this time in Oregon. Oath Keepers are on location.

Local news KDVR has the story and video here.

Here's a summary from Locked & Loaded News:
For the past several years, the miners from the Galice Mining District, about 3o minutes west of Grants Pass, Oregon, have been arguing over who has the rights to the minerals in the ground  around Galice Creek.  The Galice mining district is compiled of a number of claims, owners and miners and has been in continuous operation since the early 1870’s, which makes it one of the longest running operations in the US.  This specific operation predates the BLM bureaucracy by many decades in fact.

The area in question has produced in excess of 10 million ounces of gold since its conception, and geologists estimate that only 10% of the gold in the ground has been removed, which makes this area highly sought after by any standard.  It is said that children find gold with their hands in the creeks to this day.

BLM has made several attempts to disband the operation  of the sugar pine mine through multiple unsubstantiated stop orders and now a cease and desist order.  The owners of this mine have spend tens of thousands of dollars to date requesting documents, researching the claims of the BLM,and preliminary attorney fees. 

The sugar pine has made requests to produce the official rulings that show they are in violation which have gone unanswered.  They simple reason given by the BLM is that “they say so”.  The BLM claims that the mine has no surface rights to the area and in turn says that all structures and equipment need to be removed. The BLM also claims that this violation is grounds for the operation to cease and tunnels filled in.  The mine predates more recent rulings about surface rights so the sugar pine feels that the new ruling is not applicable to this specific situation.

Late last week, BLM officials accompanied by Josephine County Sheriff deputies issued a cease and desist order to the district without any official ruling by the courts.  Specifically, the issue is not even scheduled to be heard in court until later in the year.  The order has given the mine until April 25th to remove all equipment, buildings and supplies from the location.  Local BLM officials have threatened to burn the buildings down if they are not removed by the date.

The owners of the sugar pine have stated that they will fully disobey the order as they claim that it is illegal and invalid.  A call for assistance to the Oath Keeper’s has been made and there is no intention to leave the area by the deadline.

This issue has far reaching implications.  The outcome from this issue and the court ruling to come will effect all of America.  The issue at hand is not just about the Galice Miners and the gold in the ground, but more about what the government says you can do with the ground in your control.  These miners have the rights to the minerals in the ground and the government wants that changed.  What comes next could effect every American.  What if your backyard has a specific mineral that the government values.  By any means,  can come in and tell you that you can not grow your broccoli on your land because it absorbs this “special” mineral?  The bigger picture would effect farmers.  What if  gold, oil, or something like uranium was found under a farmer’s corn crop.  Does the government have the right to those minerals and have the ability to over ride your use of your own land?  This issue will have the ability dictate the future use of our public and private lands. 
The Oath Keepers have already established ROE
All responders and media personnel are required to check in at the staging area before going to the camp site.
2491 Camp Joy Road
Grants Pass (Merlin), Oregon, 97526
I5 – Exit 61
West on Merlin / Galice Road – 1.0 mi
Left onto Jaime Ln – 0.2 mi
Right onto Camp Joy Rd – 0.1 mi
Right to stay on Camp Joy Rd – 0.2 mi
Left onto Walden
After staging check-in, those who are approved to transit to the camp site must comply with the following rules:
No Drinking
No Drugs
All Access in and out is controlled by security (Limited Access and Emergency Access)
Establish your own team leader / representative under Oath Keepers
Bring cold weather gear, rain gear, own food and supplies
You are accountable for your personal belongings
Rules of Engagement: Always Self Defense – If a person shows means, opportunity and intent STOP the threat.
We are not allowing trespass, threat to life or damage to property or illegal seizures.
No one talks to the media or to anyone outside the area about the operation. (All media and information comes from Oath Keepers Josephine County leadership)
Reaction team will meet contact.
Bring your own communications. (Preferably Baofeng UV-5R / BF-F8+ to simplify programming and setup.)…
Will the BLM back down once again or are they intent on making an example out of these miners?

Resist tyranny.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

April 19th Canon City, CO Event - Stewart Rhodes/Oathkeepers Rally

Brought to you by the same good folks in Colorado that brought you the July 4, 2nd Amendment March Parade. (Which is happening again for the third year in a row)