We must ask "WHY?"

We must ask "WHY?"

WHY?

WHY?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Aurora shooting is NOT a reason for gun control

The violent attack at Aurora Colorado should NOT be used as a reason for restricting the rights of law abiding citizens.
Here are several reasons.
Criminals have a MAJOR advantage. They choose when, where, how and who. This makes surviving an encounter exponentially harder. Only by having good situational awareness AND the ability to defend yourself do you have a chance of surviving. You are the only person truly responsible for your well being.
They are committing a crime. And since they are they are willing to ignore or break other laws. They will arm themselves illegally.
By increasing gun laws, only the law abiding person is truly affected. We are not going to buy a weapon illegally. James Holmes would still have killed people. If not with a legally owned firearm then with an illegally owned on, or worse one of the many explosive devices that he had in his apartment.

And what about the 100,000 to 2 million (stats vary wildly, so I took the lowest and highest I could find) people that use a firearm to defend themselves or others per year?
I saw a very similar saying on a woman's T-shirt a few years ago, It was SO true, I actually wrote it down, "Who thinks a woman raped and strangled is morally superior to a woman with a smoking gun and a dead rapist at her feet?"

And let's look at one of the weapons. a Smith & Wesson M&P15, This is a version of the AR-15. It is what the press keeps calling an 'assault rifle'. Technically they are wrong. Assault rifles must be capable of selective fire, meaning semi-auto (one round per trigger pull) and either burst (usually 3 rounds) or full auto. His was a standard semi auto. Why am I pointing out what most would consider a 'technicality'? Because most people give WAY to much credit to the platform firing the bullet. a .223 travelling 3,000 feet per second is just that. It does not matter what fired it. It makes zero difference if it was fired from an AR or a mini 14 or a bolt action. On this point a civilian 'assault rifle' is no different from any other semi automatic weapon. They DO NOT make the bullet magically more dangerous.

As for the '100 round magazine', that probably saved lives. Every one I have heard of has jamming issues. And, from what I can tell, his did jam.

BTW, don't rely on the news to get gun info right. Look at the picture below.
This was published by the New York Times. It is NOT a Glock. It is a 1911a1. That's kind of like mistaking a Chevy Camaro for a Ford F150. Oh and The NY Times is obviously blind. It clearly is marked .45 ACP not .40 cal.


To Quote my friend MikeE,"This may come as a complete shock to most, but violent interaction with a nut has precisely zero resemblance to a game of rock, paper, scissors."



Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Monday, July 16, 2012

#DIRTYLAUNDRY

Punisher Fan film starring Thomas Jane. Over 10 minutes long but REALLY worth it. VERY BLOODY.




Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Friday, July 6, 2012

UN small arms ban

In case you didn't know 'Good Ole Barry' Da Pres Obama is trying to get support to sign a potential multilateral treaty that would regulate small arms.

Former President George W. Bush's administration was against this.
Of course, Obama is for it.
Supposedly this treaty will not affect the U.S. because of the Second Amendment.
This is BULL$HIT. follow me here.
The U.S. is the world's biggest arms exporter with a $55 billion-a-year trade in conventional firearms (40 percent of the global total).
Yes that is $55 billion-a-year!!!! Internationally! And it employs over 350,000 Americans! But Obama creates jobs. Right. Can our economy take a $55 billion-a-year hit? I don't want to find out.

the National Rifle Association claims that the treaty is an attempt to circumvent the Second Amendment and similar guarantees in state constitutions in order to impose domestic gun regulations.
But, the draft says, “Acknowledging also the right of States to regulate internal transfers of arms and national ownership, including through national constitutional protections on private ownership, exclusively within their territory.”

I think the NRA is right but not in the obvious way. If you take the $55 billion-a-year export trade then the price of firearms (in the U.S.) will skyrocket, and kill the $35 billion-a-year domestic sales!

"I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.” ~ Barack Obama, May, 2011, referencing gun control

If you think gun control is a good thing, look at DC, NYC and Chicago. They have strict gun laws. How are they working out? BADLY.

Attorney General Eric Holder (of the Fast & Furious Op fame) used his testimony before a House committee to tout the need for new gun control laws to prevent “gun walking,” or the transportation of firearms across the Southern border. But he – and members of the committee – ignored existing laws that already accomplish Holder’s ostensible goals.

But neither Holder nor committee members mentioned the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, a federal law already on the books that appears to criminalize the precise conduct undertaken by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) in Operation Fast and Furious.

Why should everyone be concerned about this treaty? Even those that are anti gun?
Because it is OUR Second Amendment. What's next? Why the 1st (freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press), 4th (Prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures), 5th (right to due process, and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy) and 10th (Limits the powers of the federal government to those delegated to it by the Constitution) Amendments of course.



I hope I'm wrong. I hope I should be medicated and wearing a tin-foil hat.
I don't think I am wrong. I don't think our country can afford to lose a $90 billion ($55 billion exports and $35 billion domestically) a year.

Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

LEARN GUN SAFETY AT FREE SEMINAR

Charlotte Raup Sent me this:

LEARN GUN SAFETY AT FREE SEMINAR

The Wilkes - Barre Crime Watch Coalition invites the public to learn about gun safety and laws at a free seminar Wednesday, July 11th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Emergency Management Building, 185 Water Street, Wilkes- Barre Pa.
Speakers will be Pa. State Trooper Christopher Wilson, a Firearms Instructor for 16 years and the Head FI for Troop P for the past 5 years. He has qualified thousands of Troopers and hundreds of our civilians. His primary duty assignment is Supervising the Forensic Services Unit, Megan's Law and Criminal Investigations at the State Correctional Institution at Dallas and Randy Shaw, former police officer in Fairfax County VA, Detective of the Organized Crime Division/Street Crimes Unit, member of a SWAT team for 7 years, and currently a Law Enforcement & Firearms Instructor at LCCC.
Topics will include weapons safety, mechanical operation of the handgun, proper ammunition, nomenclature, disassembly/assembly, cleaning ,controlling access, addressing injuries, personal protection equipment and the PA laws on firearms.
This free seminar is open to any Luzerne County resident 18 years of age and older who either owns a gun or is interested in purchasing one. Please do not bring any firearms or weapons to the seminar. Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited, please call 570-208-8900 and leave name and phone number for reservations.



I have a prior obligation, but if you are interested this is definitely a class to go to. And it's free.


Dan Emplit WBFD
USN 1986 - 1992

Monday, July 2, 2012

More Threats

All the quotes are from todays Times Leader.
Winning ticket: Mayor believes parking holds potential for pretty penny

“We’re looking at our options,” Leighton said. “Our plan is to meet with the authority board and talk about forming a municipal authority that would oversee all of the city’s parking assets.”
Translation: "You won't do what I want so I'll go around you"

“I really don’t know what it would entail,” (Paul) Maher said. “And what would become of the parking authority? You can’t abolish it under state law.”
Reality, The Constitution didn't stop the dictator from going after Denise Carey.

“The city needs to seek ways to increase revenue without adversely affecting taxpayers,” Leighton said.
Translation: Without taking the golden goose from me and my cronies.

Motorists pay 25 cents per hour at the city’s meters – a bargain, says the mayor.
Reality, It's 25 cents per 20 minutes you moron! You haven't got a clue.

“Ultimately, City Council will have to decide whether to raise taxes, reduce services or lay off employees,” Leighton said.
Reality, He's already planning to reduce services. This is the opening shot. He always blames someone else. Council hasn't got the power to reduce services or they would have the power to increase them, and they don't.

“During this process over the last several months of speaking to many people involved in the parking industry, I’ve learned there is definitely room for improvement in the city’s parking program,” Leighton said.
Reality, YOU could start by not paying $29 million for a $12 million parking lot.

“We could have ended up with $20 million to put in a lock box to be used only when needed,” Leighton said. “We would never spend that money frivolously. Now we will explore other options.”
Reality, The maximum 'in the lock box' would have been $13 million, because we still owe $7 million on the cost overruns for the dictators parking lot.
Here's some 'other options'
Missing Fuel (stop stealing it and stop giving it away)
$300 / hour to JJ Murphy (just stop)
$14,000 security systems for himself and JJ Murphy (Pay it back Thieves!!)


“I don’t expect to be kept on the board,” (Ed) Katarsky said. “The mayor will replace us to get what he wants.”

Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Have Gas?

This should surprise no one. Dictator Tom has Gas. Free gas. Well, not free, we are paying for it.
In the FD, when we get fuel, we need to fill out the 'fuel log' (date, amount, diesel or gas, who, and what city vehicle or station), Then put it in the vehicles 'run book', and then put it TWICE in the log book for that fire house.
Of course dictator Tom and company don't have to do this. They are MUCH more important than we are. That is why they have uber expensive security systems. You know, I bet the cameras on those security systems work, unlike the ones at DPW.

Thanks to 'Wake up Wilkes Barre' for this ^

This isn't a perk of the job. This is stealing. AGAIN. If you don't want to pay for 'wear & tear' on your own vehicle, QUIT. RESIGN.
But,
"Leighton said he feels he’s entitled to use city gasoline because he’s on the job virtually 24-7, traveling to meetings and checking out various problems and issues throughout the city at all hours of the day"
And
“Typically I’m never off duty. If I drive to the grocery store, I come out with five complaints. When I go to church or a restaurant, people come up to me with a complaint or something to do with the city,” he said.

Well that's a lot of complaints. Maybe he should do something like, I dunno, NOT STEAL.

The system has been in place to monitor fuel dispensing, but it has never been used. We HAD one when McGroarty was mayor, but as soon as dictator Tom came on scene, it was removed. Then a few years ago the present system was installed. Now rumor has it that it was installed to ensure certain people (cough, council people, cough) were 'influenced' to agree with the dictator. I mean you burn a lot of gas coming from Dorrance.


Oh and by the way, 300 miles per month times 12 months is 3600 miles. 15 miles per gallon comes out to 240 gallons of gasoline. Which means even with the dictators math 17,640 gallons are missing. In seven months.

McLaughlin said he’s confident there’s no theft going on because the majority of city employees use the pumps during the day, when DPW is fully staffed. If an unauthorized person were to fill up, employees there would see it."

Hey Drew, 17,880 GALLONS! That is a 'little' more than a minor clerical error. That is 2554 gallons per MONTH!!!!

“It’s very hard for the theft or abuse of the fueling system to go undetected given all the eyes and ears that monitor the facility,” he said.

Oh Drew, Even if people are at DPW (often there isn't because they are stretched thin as well) They aren't going to stop the 'Citys Elite' from taking fuel. They want to keep their jobs.

And as for the 'after hours fueling', the gates are locked after 3:30 pm and the pumps powered down. To get fuel afterward then, you've got to turn the power on. You know, You've got to pass the log book to turn on the breaker. Then get fuel, and go pass the log book (again) to turn the breaker off.

These 'people' just can't stop telling lies.


Dan Emplit WBFD
AKA Don Quixote