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May 2013

Military Veteran stops a break-in attempt only to be arrested for protecting himself and his property

Obviously the heinous criminal is the one protecting himself.  Good job, Medford PD Rolling Eyes

Military veteran Corey Thompson, 36,  that the wanted felon was trying to break into his home via the back door. Defending his property, Thompson said he warned the criminal that he was armed and he was giving him his one and only warning shot.

“This is the end result. You break into someone’s house, there’s consequences,” Thompson said.

Wielding his AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, the veteran made good on his threat and fired one warning shot. The bullet did not strike the suspect or anyone else.

“When I’m dealt with a stressful situation, being a veteran from Iraq and the Afghanistan war, it’s natural. I just jump into combat mode. I told him, ‘I’m going to give you a warning shot’,” Thompson explained.

However, police later determined he wasn’t justified in firing his weapon. Medford Police Lt. Mike Budreau said “there was nothing that the suspect was doing that was aggressive enough to justify the shooting.”

Apparently, for police in Medford, a wanted felon trying to break into a law-abiding citizen’s home isn’t enough to justify a warning shot.

Spitfire 944

In 2005, an 83 year-old World War II pilot is surprised to see 16mm footage of his 1944 Spitfire crash for the first time.

SPITFIRE 944 was put on YouTube as part of the Sundance Film Festival Memorial Day observance through from May 22 through June 5, 2013 (UPDATE, ShortsHD is allowing the film to stay on youtube for the moment:) The Sundance portal is .

Senator Durbin Not Sure if Bloggers Deserve Constitutional Protection

Last time I checked, the Constitution and Bill of Rights applied to any American citizen.  Thanks for nothing, Richard.  Seen at :

On the May 26 broadcast of the Sunday show, Durbin told host Chris Wallace that he wasn’t sure if bloggers or “someone who is Tweeting” should be given protections under a media shield law.

Durbin noted that he was not prepared to ask for a special counsel to investigate, but he went further to question just who a media shield law would cover.

But here is the bottom line–the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision in our Constitution that was written over 200 years ago.

Durbin did not go on to attempt to clarify what those limits should be.

DHS places very strange ammo order

Kinda curious why Homeland Security is buying up ammo not used in any of their service weapons.  Seen at :

Just received this link along with the following comments:

  • 45 Long Colt 250 gr JHP 4,000 rounds (This caliber weapon is not issued to any branch of gov't.)
  • 45 ACP 230 gr JHP 20,000 rounds
  • 22 long rifle 40,000 rounds (This caliber weapon is not issued to any branch of gov't.)
  • 30-30 160gr 4,680 rounds (This caliber rifle is not issued to any branch of gov't.)
  • 12 Ga shot 20,000 rounds
  • 410 Ga # 9 shot 10,000 rounds (This gauge shotgun is not issued to any branch of gov't.)
  • 357 180 gr JHP 6,000 rounds
  • 7.69 X 39 (must be a typo should have been 7.62X 39 123 gr 5,000 rounds) This round is for an AK-47. Does DHS have AK 47's now?

Obama To Sign International Gun Control Treaty On June 3rd

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The ATT passed in the U.N. General Assembly by .

This treaty is ostensibly aimed at putting an end to gun trafficking across international boundaries, and both Breitbart News and the NRA have argued that it will eventually require an international gun registry in order to be enforceable. 

The ATT also provides the executive branch of our government with broad powers for controlling which guns do and don't come into the country, and includes  that a gun-control-friendly administration can use to its advantage.

Even though Obama will sign this treaty, it is not enforceable in the U.S. until the Senate ratifies it by a two-thirds majority. 

For the time being,  has pushed through an amendment opposing the treaty. However, Obama's signature will open the door for the Senate to reconsider a resolution of ratification at a future date. 

Memorial Day 2013

In memory of the fallen men and women of the Armed Forces; thank you for your sacrifice.

Hundreds of local protesters, tens of thousands across the nation 'March Against Monsanto'

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Tens of thousands across the nation came out on Saturday to march against the creation of genetically modified foods. And hundreds did in Boise as well, on Saturday at the Idaho Statehouse.

They call it the "March Against Monsanto." Monsanto is a company that produces GMO's and pesticides that many believe hurt the world's natural species.

Empire State sheriffs, Cuomo battle it out over 2A restrictions

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The governor of New York and  are locking horns over their opposition to the of 2013.

“As sheriffs it is our duty and obligation to speak out against laws that do not promote the public good,” said Putnam County Sheriff , legislative committee chairman of the .  NYSSA is a not-for-profit corporation, formed in 1934, for the purpose of assisting sheriffs in the efficient and effective delivery of sheriffs’ services to the public.

Sheriffs across the state from each political persuasion have a myriad of concerns with respect to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature law, the New York, he said. “Shortly after the law was passed, I led a meeting with 52 of the 58 sheriffs where we reached a consensus to sign a letter to Cuomo expressing our position,” said the Smith, whose term as president ended, but was still leading the NYSSA when the governor signed the law Jan. 15.

by Dr. Radut