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Howard Nemerov

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April 26, 2013 - 10:17 am
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Democrats continue promoting their racist agenda that began with the formation of their party, and hardened before and after the Civil War. These days, they use entitlements and class envy to fool non-Caucasians into accepting the cookie crumbs of slavery in lieu of the risks and rewards of freedom.

Even NPR—which my wife says stands for No Personal Responsibility because it incessantly runs “victimization” stories—reports that “the face of poverty for the nation has changed from being white to being black and Latino.” The very government spending our tax dollars to prosecute this “war on poverty” declared in 2005 that the black middle class hasn’t grown “as a percentage of the African-American population.” Rather than blaming discrimination, here’s this very interesting conclusion from Professor Douglas Besharov from the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs:

Married-couple families tend to have higher incomes than female-headed families. According to data [Besharov] presented, African-Americans are less likely to be in married-couple families.

But the failure of the War on Poverty can get blamed on those “evil Republicans,” or at least some racist Tea Party conservatives. Democrats aren’t responsible, so vote them back in to try again.

Republicans hide behind the Bible and flag, pretending they care about personal rights like the Second Amendment. As liberty continues to erode, they get to blame those “evil Democrats” who are out for our guns. It’s all the fault of Feinstein and Schumer, so reelect these Constitution-loving conservatives (like John McCain) to try again.

And so the Kabuki theater plays on, while we direct our petty revenge towards each other, instead of stepping back from our Pavlovian conditioning and asking perceptive questions like: “If my representatives are so weak-minded and pathetic they can’t successfully implement a decent, high-sounding agenda, why am I still voting for them? Are they seriously trying to represent me, or are they merely hoodwinking me into reelecting them so they can continue feeding at the public trough? Will I continue being a useful fool in their game until I wake up one day to realize I live in a Hunger Games society?”

The famous phrase mistakenly attributed to P.T. Barnum says “there’s a sucker born every minute.” According to Census data, does this mean America grew at six suckers per minute last year?

Will enough Americans wake up in time and say “enough”?

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Former civilian disarmament supporter and medical researcher Howard Nemerov investigates the civil liberty of self-defense and examines the issue of gun control, resulting in his book Four Hundred Years of Gun Control: Why Isn’t It Working? He appears frequently on NRA News as their “unofficial” analyst and was published in the Texas Review of Law and Politics with David Kopel and Carlisle Moody.

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The numbers are probably correct. Contrary to popular belief, the Army doesn't spend that much time on shooting. Certain MOS do get range time, but a lot of Army personnel only qual every year and even then its 100 rounds downrange and go home.
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Sorry, but I believe the American sucker growth rate has been well beyond 6/minute. Proof? Just dial 1-800-Hope-Change...
1 year ago
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DHS probably has some deal with the Mexican government whereby they trade ammo for ritzy vacations.
Or it could be extortion: More videos of DHS having sexual escapades with Mexicans could be in a safe deposit box in Cancun.
1 year ago
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I've noticed that the online ammo sellers are starting to get more supplies in, especially .223 and .22LR. The prices are reasonable, but they sure soak you on those UPS shipping charges.
1 year ago
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well, at least for now, there's no sales tax. I have no problem paying the shipping charges, because those cases of ammo are heavy.

Investing in our future - which is a better investment: gold and silver, or brass and lead?
1 year ago
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Have you heard the latest? Three days ago Obama signed an executive order banning the importation of ammunition and firearm components from other countries. I believe that he has become irrational in his pathological obsession to disarm the American public. How could he be so foolish and short-sighted? His executive order will severely handicap every police force in this country, many of which are already outgunned by the drug gangs. This executive order will have no effect on the criminal element, because guns and ammo will continue to be illegally transported across the wide-open Mexican border along with the heroine and cocaine.
But it will affect not only law-abiding citizens, but every police force in the country as well. This is not the act of a rational leader.
Now I understand why he ordered the Marines to carry unloaded weapons at his last inauguration. A Commander In Chief who fears his own military is a danger to everybody.
1 year ago
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Link to the exec order?
1 year ago
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That's a rumor based on a non-professional interpretation of a proposed regulation, plus the usual conspiracy theories from Infowars, which was one of the first to push this DHS ammo buying story. There's no credible media report, nor comment from the NRA on this.
1 year ago
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We weren't allowed to use hollow point ammunition in Vietnam, it causes massive tissue damage. I doubt we are using it in Afghanistan; why is DHS using it?
1 year ago
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Because the Hague Conventions only apply to the military. DHS is not military.
1 year ago
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So that when they shoot you there is less chance you will be around to sue.
1 year ago
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Don't make excuses for them....they are NOT the army..... NOT police.....just customs and border patrol......why would they need monthly 'practice' for most employees?
1 year ago
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They are licensed law enforcement officers. So yes, they ARE police. They have the same arrest powers and many other responsibilities common with other police officers. Customs and Border Patrol can find themselves in violent confrontations just like municipal police officers, which is why cops carry guns and train with them. Now, if you want to discuss WHY DHS has 70,000 licensed officers, that's a useful discussion for another column.
1 year ago
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Great idea for a discussion.
The weapons instruction for Park Rangers must be a point of assessment, also.
This training does not include encounters with the local wildlife; Only hostile park visitor encounters.

And when any U.S. agent does shoot a human with a hollow point, that's a war crime prosecutable in The Hague.
1 year ago
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No, its not. The Hague Conventions only apply to the military. DHS is not military.

I am amazed that people keep referencing the hague without any clue as to what it means.
1 year ago
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Shhh, Harald.
We can spread disinformation as easily as they can.

The amount of ammo compared to ammo used in Iraq by the troops, would sustain a 20+ year war. And with all the "sequestration" being enforced, why is DHS allowed to stockpile ammo and equipment at this rate?
AND; DHS buys AR15's with full auto capability for "PERSONAL DEFENSE" weapons; Not "assault weapons".
See:
http://www.lookintoit.org/DHS-Preparing-For-7-Year-War-Against-American-People.html
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I worked four years as a security officer contracted to the Federal Protective Service. We always used the same hollow point ammunition for firearms qualification, as the duty ammo we carried. Having close contacts with federal agents, while working that job, I can say that it was their policy also. That said, it would certainly save a lot of money if they used cheaper ball ammo, for training. I haven't noticed any point of impact change between ball and hollow point ammo, at normal handgun ranges out to 25 yards, using fixed iron sights. That would include using the different bullet weights in each caliber, so using ball shouldn't have an adverse effect on training.

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Generally, its not about the ballistics. Its about maintaining two kinds of ammo in the supply system. Its just easier to maintain and distribute one kind. As for cost, at the quantities involved, the difference between ball and hp is only a couple of cents.
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Well, 'it is fun' to go to the range and shoot a lot. It could also be work, but when the federal government is trillions of dollars short each year, it's time to cut back on the 'fun' just a wee bit.
1 year ago
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Okay, even if I buy the argument that that amount per "officer" is justified, answer me this - why hollow-point?

1 year ago
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Because it is more expensive, thus more profitable for ammo makers. This makes them decide to make ammo for the government, rather than for civilians. Less ammo available, and it drives up the price.

To that Congressman: how do they get the money for this ammo, if Congress is not authorizing it? Oh, you did authorize it...?
1 year ago
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Less chance of a shoot-through, since they flatten and bleed off more energy.
1 year ago
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So, when they shoot a citizen, they can inflict the most pain and suffering, and likely the greatest chance of killing him. Who cares that that also means the greatest collateral damage with their many misses?
1 year ago
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Well sure, that a given, but for target practice? What necessitates the use of hollow-point?
1 year ago
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You want to make sure that what you shoot when it matters to feed, eject, and shoot to the same point of aim as what you use in practice. FMJs are a lot cheaper, but they feed more reliably, and depending on bullet weight, may not hit the same point 25 yards away.
1 year ago
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1. THESE hollow points are NOT for long range.
2. Hollow points may not be used for any government entity against humans.
3. This ammo could be used in urban combat; But, what is DHS anticipating?
4. At time of contract, this ammo MAY have been cheaper. BUT, when this ammo gets dispersed, what's to keep it from mistakenly commingling with the main stream ammo?

5. ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM DESTINED FOR FAILURE. (And M U R D E R).

6. Can We impeach yet?
TREASON is an impeachable offense, unless Congress has passed new legislation that hasn't been made public.
1 year ago
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#2 is absolutely wrong. Where do you get that crap?
1 year ago
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Tried to buy .44 specials this past weekend for my new Henry. The Gun Shop shelves, which usually are overflowing with ammo, were all but empty. I managed to get one box of Winchester silver tips. But that was all they had.
1 year ago
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Couldn't even find 30-30 for my kid's lever Winchester today.
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