Saturday, September 14, 2019


I listened to an emotional political actor who wants to be President on NPR talk about the huge violence done by the “high Velocity “ Military 223 fired by the horrid  AR15 at the last mass shooting, including  graphic details of body damage and bleeding out… Problem was it was all bogus.  Any history search will show the evolution of military rounds post WW2/Korea was deliberate to less lethal and more injury orientated rifle rounds in an effort to cause the enemy more problems dealing with wounded than dead. The Hot Varmint rounds of the 50’s were slowed down to create the 223 round the military adopted. The goal was to reduce felt recoil, reduce pack weight and increase wound to death ratio in favor of wounds. The M16/223  to M1/308 tells the story of success in every measure. The M16 at 7.5 lbs. w/ 30 rounds vs the M1 at 9.5 w/ 10 rounds. More rounds in the combat zone at less weight and more wounds. More lethal damage can be done with any number of commercially available rounds if that were the only consideration, want fewer deaths use the round designed for it.

   Sorry to the emotional political actor who wants his way and election despite reality… and the press that passes it on without any semblance of fact checking

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

slaves and liberators

350,000 slaves imported from Africa.
The war that finalized their freedom cost the lives of a million dead solders
of the 12 million taken from Africa as slaves the US received only 19% and gave life for life 3 to one to correct the problem so that their descendants would live in the #1 economy in the world
so who owes what?
Slavery is a crime no matter what the law says, but it was first a black on black crime as African tribes raided each other took bounty and slaves. First a crime against fellow tribes of kidnapping and slavery, then a crime of selling to the Spanish traders who then sold the illegal property to the world and a fraction to the US.
So what if any debt do modern Americans owe to the descendants of ether group, the slaves or their liberators. When Mahatma Gandhi organized post colonial India the policy was made that past waves of conquest and subjection and poisonous policy were past, that there was no fair way to sort the debt, so the nation would let it go and not be repeated. There were many objections but overall it was fair and a great start for the future.
In an era of black millionaire sports figures complain of white privilege I am astounded that I and my minimal tax contribution should be held liable for some astronomical compensation plan.
Funny how we can be all about fairness , equality and forgiveness with each responsible for himself till the chance comes up to make a dime more or rub someones face in the mud

When I brought home the M1 Garand, I thought my father would be happy, after all it was the rifle he shot on the joint US shooting team. Having the right rifle would mean he could get me all the neat parts and unlimited "free" ammo. Boy was I ever wrong. Father sat me down got out his "sporterized 303" and explained why he had it.
First there were absolutely no US military parts or ammo available for it, and no way he could use what the military had to add to his personal supply, any hunting or personal shooting he did was absolutely free from the possibility of taint, any appearance of theft from the US government. He used an old and at least in the US obscure British round from the last century as his personal hunting round so as to be free from any appearance of evil. He was not only honest in his dealings with the government, his employer, he worked extra to be beyond suspicion.
It is with pride and reflected honor that Darius carries the old 303 into the field to hunt with his Grandfathers rifle, as with so many of the good things we do, we have been preceeded by an excellent example.

The Lee-Enfield bolt-actionmagazine-fed, repeating rifle was the main firearm used by the military forces of the British Empire and Commonwealth during the first half of the 20th century. It was the British Army's standard rifle from its official adoption in 1895 until 1957

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The current world record for aimed bolt-action fire was set in 1914 by a musketry instructor in the British ArmySergeant Instructor Snoxallwho placed 38 rounds into a 12-inch-wide (300 mm) target at 300 yards (270 m) in one minute

Bolt action 10 round clip, good thing the crazies don't pratice...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sorry I just expect them to be consistant...

OK so the Press hammer the Government about Weapons of Mass Destruction that Saddam Hussein has been threatening to use on his borders. When they fail to turn up the intell community gets hammered, then the same press complain that we took (?) the Uranium yellow cake (20 tones) from Saddams weapon development and gave it to Canada. Now we hear of the outrage that Syria is loading nerve gases to use on it's own people, and reported with a straight face is the news that Syria got it from Saddam prior to our invasion.

If the press compared their own reporting of the aera, they might notice that they still run the "10 years later and no "WMDs"", and in the same hour talk of the Saddam / Syrian nerve gases.

Who won that War

The small nation of Israel gets attacked by Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt. The attackers vow to sweep them into the sea, each expecting to greatly expand their lands. Israel wins. Israel pushes the borders to defendable lines, it gets what it needs after all it won. The defeated nations refuse to accept their own citizens back as refugees, forcing them to be unwanted residents in concured land. Jordanians on the west bank cannot retreat to Jordan along with the defeated army, Likewise the citizens of the other 3 nations. Left stranded and labeled as Palestinians by their home countries, they live isolated and abandoned.

50 years later ... Our President is committing money to pay for Syrian refuges that live in Jordan and opining that the Jordanians left behind in 67 deserve their own nation. What's wrong with the picture that we offer to pay for sierians hiding in Jordan, but the Jordanians left behind as a festering wound in Israel deserve a nation of their own? Funny how they accept our money and each others refuges but not their own.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The timing analysis of the last two mass shootings shows that the rate of fire could have been achieved with a single fire weapon. My 1909 Springfield trapdoor, arguable the first American assault weapon could have sustained the necessary rate of fire, and how would changing the law on magazine capacity alter that?