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I am with the Judge; he should be impeached for this shit. We can be thrown into Pound Me In The Ass Prison if any of us mundanes are caught fishing without a license but Obomber can do this?
I don’t think it will happen, Obama (just like Hitler) has a cult of personality associated with him and it seems like the hoi-polloi just don’t care about all the scandals. After this fucker is out of the WH, he will need 2 presidential libraries, one of them dedicated to the scandals and improprieties he perpetrated.
Lycurgan, Inc. Ares Armor
208 N Freeman St
Oceanside, CA 92054
TO: Whom It May Concern
FROM: Dimitrios Karras, CEO Ares Armor
1014, Gun Violence Restraining Orders
DATE: June 1, 2014
I write this letter in absolute disgust at the state of affairs in our Country. I love my Country and I love my people. I love the freedoms we used to have; I love the liberties that we used to stand for. Politicians in this country seem to think that they rule us, that they are our “leaders” as opposed to being our servants. In their opinion you are not to be trusted. You are not to make your own choices in life. They want to tell you what to eat, what to feel, what to think, they want to tell you how to live your life. They want you to turn on your fellow Americans and be divided.
No matter if the boot on your throat is the left foot or the right foot there is still a boot on your throat. Any who think that the Republican Party stand s for their rights need to do a little memory recall and think back to who brought us the Patriot Act. They are all guilty. They are all insidious.
Just as the Nazi programs that encouraged children to turn in their parents, we have a wonderful new piece of legislation that is going to be rammed down the throats of an unwilling people. AB 1014, introduced by Nancy Skinner in California, will make it so that anyone can take the rights of any other person away simply by filing an affidavit with the court. If your neighbor doesn’t like you, all they have to do is go to the court house and fill out some paper work and you can kiss your second amendment and due process goodbye.
18101. (a) Any person may submit an application to the court, on a form designed by the Judicial Council, setting forth the facts and circumstances necessitating that a gun violence restraining order by issued. A gun violence restraining order shall be issued to prohibit a named person from possessing a firearm if an affidavit, signed by the applicant under oath, and any additional information provided to the court demonstrates, to the satisfaction of the court, the named person poses a significant risk of personal injury to himself or herself or others by possessing firearms.
The defense of ones person against an aggressor who comes to your home threatening you with violence is not only justified but is lawful. If this passes, it will pit law enforcement officers directly against law abiding citizens in a very dangerous way. I am begging you, for all of our sakes, please oppose this legislation. I have seen enough blood on the ground in my life. Please, do not let a “law” pass that will cause this sort of lethal conflict.
This “law” WILL cause kinetic engagements between law enforcement and law abiding citizens. It is of the utmost importance to stop this before blood spills. Dearest brothers and sisters, no more death! I implore you! No more. I do not want to see this in my own country. I am at wits end and am begging for you to really understand the implications of a law like this. Please. No more blood. No more blood.
Remember: Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable.
Some stellar quotes from the supreme Keynesian being known as Paul Krugman:
American health care is desperately in need of reform. But what form should change take? Are there any useful examples we can turn to for guidance?
Well, I know about a health care system that has been highly successful in containing costs, yet provides excellent care. And the story of this system’s success provides a helpful corrective to anti-government ideology. For the government doesn’t just pay the bills in this system — it runs the hospitals and clinics.
No, I’m not talking about some faraway country. The system in question is our very own Veterans Health Administration, whose success story is one of the best-kept secrets in the American policy debate.
What Mr. Romney and everyone else should know is that the [Veterans Health Administration] is a huge policy success story, which offers important lessons for future health reform. And yes, this is “socialized medicine” — although some private systems, like Kaiser Permanente, share many of the V.H.A.’s virtues. But it works — and suggests what it will take to solve the troubles of U.S. health care more broadly.
This argument has been fairly popular in liberal circles for years. Phillip Longman has written extensively about how great the VA healthcare system is and why it should serve as a model for broader healthcare reform.
Disclaimer: There is no intention by the author to make incorrect/false statements; I may know more than the average person but I am not a firearms “expert” by any means so please check every statement and claim I make here before accepting it as fact. We all make mistakes and there is always someone who knows more, we should all be eager to learn from them (anyone reading this please do not hesitate to inform me where I am incorrect). Also, many states don’t understand what the word “infringe” means so for many this build may be illegal so be sure to know your state laws, regardless of how stupid, immoral and unconstitutional they may be (I am looking at you NY, NJ, MD, CT & CA).
I decided to build a completely new AR15, I wanted to make it as compact as possible while avoiding the regulation heavy SBR (short barreled rifle) paperwork exercise and 9 month limbo. I have fired 5.56 AR pistols as short as 7.5″ and many are ridiculously loud and breath fire (the powder is still burning when the round exits the barrel and the shorter barrel means the exit is closer to the explosion). Barrels that are 10-10.5″ long are the shortest one can typically go without the pistol becoming impractical while using the same loads one would use for their rifle.
I already have an AR15 rifle chambered in 300 Blackout and I am a big fan of the round. It is a .30 caliber round coupled with a 5.56 case that is cut down (by 10mm); the neck gets resized with a very slight taper. Looking at the picture below from left to right, three 300BLK (7.62X35), one 5.56NATO (standard AR15) and 7.62X39 (typically fired from an AK47).
It fires a rifle bullet but overall the cartridge acts very much like a pistol/rifle hybrid round. It was developed by AAC to be a short range round; with the goal that it would excel when being suppressed while minimizing the changes needed to the M4 platform to implement it. Because of these characteristics I knew what I wanted what the barrel of my AR to be chambered in.
Because of its OAL and use of the 5.56 case; the lower, upper, BCG and magazines used with 300BLK are the same as almost any AR15 chambered in 223/556. But the 300BLK is a slightly different animal; the bullet is 2-4X’s the size of a 556 with a shorter case so less volume is available for powder when compared to a 7.62X39 or 308 Win. When reloading 300BLK I use the same powder I would use to reload 357 magnum. I did some research and found that an 8″ barrel in 300BLK would be as short as I should go to balance out my desire to minimize size and maintain practicality.
I purchased a new blemished stripped lower (the lower is what is stamped and considered the firearm) because it was significantly less expensive, the imperfections were unnoticeable until pointed out and after a few days at the range it will all look the same anyway. Note: When buying the lower specify that it will be used to build a pistol. As I understand it; a stripped lower can be used to build a pistol or a rifle but once it is used build a rifle it can no longer be used as a pistol (legally), an SBR is different and won’t cover them here. I purchased a standard MIL-Spec lower parts kit and a pistol buffer tube assembly. This is all that is needed to build a pistol lower assembly. I added a set of YHM take-down pins to replace the ones in the standard parts kit; they are designed to make it easier to break down the firearm (see closeup pic further down) as well as a Hogue rubberized grip and SigTac SB15 stabilizing brace (more on that later).
After a little work this is what it should look like.
Be careful, there can be some tricky parts and if this is your first time it is more than likely that during assembly at least one small part (detent pin) will be launched by one of the springs into the corner of your basement/garage never to be seen again. I suggest spare parts kits as well, they can be had on Midway or Amazon for $10-15. Roll punches and a brass hammer are also recommended. There are exhaustive instructions and tutorial videos available on the internet so I am not going to rehash them here. Some basic tools, a few specialty tools and basic mechanical aptitude is all that is needed.
Here is one of the YHM take-down pins installed.
As you can see I also have the SigTac arm brace. It looks like a stock but it isn’t, it is designed to straddle your forearm and be tightened by Velcro.
Sig provides a copy of their determination letter from the ATF. It is also legal (at least at this time) to “shoulder” the brace. A link to the determination letter regarding this specific issue is provided as well.
Determination Letter regarding the Sig Sauer SB15 brace not being a stock. (click HERE for PDF)
Determination Letter regarding “shouldering” of an AR15 pistol as well as “shouldering” SB15 brace.
To see a copy of this determination letter go HERE.
The upper assembly includes the upper (also an inexpensive blemished version) with ejector dust cover and forward assist already installed, an 8″ barrel (1/7 twist), rail, flash hider/muzzle brake, gas block, tube, BCG (bolt carrier group) and charging handle. I purchased the barrel from Aero, a DPMS BCG, a knock-off Noveske muzzle cone, a Vltor handle and the rest are components from YHM.
Assembly is pretty straight forward, instructions are everywhere on the internet and many of the components manufacturers offer installation instructions on their websites. The main issue is to follow the torque guidelines to avoid damaging your components.
Now you can install the BCG and charging handle, pop out the take down pins and fully assemble the pistol.
I am also adding an angle fore-grip and F/R MBUS’s from Magpul.
To remain legal DO NOT install a vertical grip to the rail, this is one of the features that would make it an SBR. The ATF has determined that angled grips are not vertical grips and can be used on pistols. A copy of the ATF’s determination letter is available at the link above. The ATF has ruled that “shouldering” the SigTac brace does not violate any laws or make the pistol an SBR but to make sure not to violate the law it is best to not modify the brace in any way whatsoever. As an extra measure I am going to write to the ATF regarding these issues so that I can get a personal reply and have a concise determination letter addressed directly to me.
cue 21 Pilots~Guns for Hands.
I have also included a cost breakdown of this particular build for anyone interested; I think it is a very reasonable price. I found my components for good prices and took my time sourcing them; for anyone doing this I cannot guarantee those prices can be matched by the vendors you choose but it shows a quality AR15 pistol can be built for less than $1000.
The overall length of the entire firearm is 26″ and quite a sight to be seen. After seeing the muzzle cone installed I am considering switching the carbine length rail for a mid-length one that is about 3″ longer. I am also considering what additional optics I want to add. I have included screenshots and links to all the pertinent ATF letters. I plan on carrying copies of all of them (until I get my own reply) with the firearm because there are way too many so-called experts out there who don’t know sh!t about the law, many of them being gung-ho LEO’s. We all want to make sure we don’t get shot and stay out of Federal Pound Me In The Ass Prison.
MILWAUKEE, WI — A young woman had her neck broken in four places after her vehicle was T-boned by a police officer who blew through a stop sign. Even though she was completely sober, the police charged with drunk driving and tried to shift the blame onto her instead of the party at fault. When evidence surfaced that showed her innocence, it was hidden and ignored. The deputy responsible was never punished.
Tanya Helena Weyker, 25, had never been accused of a crime, nor had she even so much as had a speeding ticket. Her life changed forever the night of February 20, 2013, when her Toyota Camry was slammed by a Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy and was sent spinning into a tree.
“I was just driving straight and he hit me,” remembered Weykerin an interview with WITI. “It was just a miracle I wasn’t paralyzed.”
Deputy Joseph Quiles had broadsided her, mangling the vehicle and causing her life-threatening injuries. The crash was so violent that it broke her neck in four places. Her passenger suffered a ruptured spleen.
Ms. Weyker was in critical condition, yet the responding deputies did not miss the opportunity to manufacture reasons to ruin her life and lock her in jail. Quiles’s colleagues used Weyker’s “glassy” eyes as evidence of drunk driving, along with the claim of a “light odor” of alcohol.
“I explained to him my eyes were red and glassy because I was crying,” Ms. Weyker explained. “They made me into this criminal.”
On the police report filed by Deputy Scott Griffin, the alleged “victim” was recorded as fellow deputy Joseph Quiles. The report claimed that Weyker made conflicting statements and did its best to make her look like a criminal.
Charges and Injuries
To go with her terrible injuries, Ms. Weyker was slammed with 5 crimes:
Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed
Operating While Intoxicated
Operating with PAC >= 0.08 < 0.10
Causing Injury While Operating While Intoxicated
Causing Injury While Operating with PAC alcohol
Weyker miraculously survived the ordeal, but she had a tough recovery ahead of her. A month after the crash, Weyker was in desperate shape. She had drifted down to an incredibly low body weight of 76 pounds on her 5’6″ frame. She was so weak that doctors said she required a feeding tube.
Her condition was complicated by the fact that she was a cancer survivor since the age of 3 years old. As a child, doctors gave her so many doses of radiation that her spine began to curve, so they inserted metal rods into her back to keep it straight. She had been living with these rods for many years at the time of the crash.
Unable to work, crippled, and drowning in medical bills approaching $1 million — Ms. Weyker also had to pay for legal services to defend herself from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department.
What’s worse, the case wasn’t being dropped, even though the evidence was clearly on her side. The night of the crash, Weyker was in no condition to give a field sobriety test, but her blood was drawn during hospitalization. The test results came back proving that she had absolutely no alcohol in her system.
It is unlikely that such treatment would have occurred to the victim of any other crash that did not involve a police officer. With no tangible evidence for the charges, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s deputy pushed the blame onto his victim to “protect himself and his department,” according to Ms. Weyker.
Deputy Quiles himself was found to have changed his story. In his official police report, he claimed to have made a complete stop at the stop sign. Yet a surveillance video captured from the nearby airport showed that Quiles rolled right through it, striking Weyker’s vehicle.
The department obtained the surveillance video only days after the crash — but it was kept hidden from Ms. Weyker and her attorney. Instead of revealing the evidence and dropping the manufactured charges against her, the department sent her threatening letters demanding money to pay for the accident.
Fortunately, the district attorney declined to pursue the charges against Ms. Weyker. The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office seems to have an unaddressed integrity problem.
In a later internal investigation, Deputy Quiles was recorded admitting his own fault in the crash. Despite this admission — contradicting his original report — he is still listed as an active deputy with the department, WITI News discovered. He was never fired or officially disciplined for the fraudulent report that caused Ms. Weyker so much agony.