A sergeant major is the highest NCO rank, but there are technically 3 types depending on what your duty position is and if you are in charge of anyone. Sergeant Major. Command Sergeant Major. And finally, Sergeant Major of the Army.
 July 22, 2014 at 4:40am
It is 3 years per stripe. The other side has a stripe representing each 6 months spent deployed overseas.
Do a bit of research first.
But yes. This guy is a POS.
September 17, 2013 at 2:31pm
Ummmmmmmmmm. It would help if the Blaze could review thier articles prior to publishing them.
It is not an AR-15. That would be either a Ruger Mini-14 or a Mini-30.
So, either the Blaze has it wrong, or the Congressman is a moron. But in the original tweet, he doesnt say anything about it being an AR-15, so I am left to assume it is a mistake on the Blaze’s part.
I guess we can leave it to artist's block.
In the end the congressman is a moron.
July 31, 2013 at 2:25pm
Dude got what he had comming to him. Why dont you just park closer to the curb? Would still have left him plenty of room to mitigate any door dings. People always thinking they are above everyone else by taking up two spots or parking where they shouldnt. Someone is going to get you. It woudl have been better if he wasnt in the corner spot and two cars came up on either side of him. It would have been awesome to see him have to go through the trunk to get in the drivers seat.
July 26, 2013 at 12:04pm
Why do we allow illegals in this country again? Just curious. Just boggles my mind.
And then, the Republicans are going to probably end up giving amnesty to these people?
Seriously? Is that what the conservative party had come down too?
Then there is the story of the 13 year old girl that was rapped by multiple illegals that hasnt even been brought up, or at least to national attention.
This country is going to implode one day. Utter stupidity.
SECURE THE DANG BORDER. PERIOD. END OF STORY.
Then go around and round up all the illegals and ship them back over the border with a smile.
Maybe we hook the border up with some land mines and the military with its full might.
How can we ever expect our country to be “safe” and “secure” when we just let anyone and everyone across the border?
82nd, I assume you spent some time in NC. Last night I was researching the illegal alien gang rapes and there were a shocking number in NC.
* To the wimps in Congress: they get to dream and we are stuck with the nightmares? This disgusting "dreamer" was 19 by reports and illegal.
July 22, 2013 at 3:46pm
He would actually be charged for such an action as he was not old enough to legally own or possess such a weapon. But if he WERE old enough to legally own/possess a handgun and were confronted by a person or persons or even animal, and felt his life was in danger (death or serious injury) he would be able to use deadly force with said handgun. But, seeing he couldnt even buy a shotgun from Walmart, because you have to be 18………………………..he would not be legally allowed to carry a weapon on his person. It would be different if he were at his dad’s house, his dad had a gun, and someone broke in. He could then use his dad’s firearm to ensure the safety of him and his brother.
July 22, 2013 at 3:24pm
In any case, he co-sponsored a bill that helped to strengthen the castle doctrine. While not Stand Your Ground, which is a “traveling” protection, the castle doctrine is protection at your domicile.
Just another issue that he was for before he was against.
I wish people would just stick to thier beliefs. If you are for something continue being for it. If you are against something, dont backtrack or back-peddle on it.
And for the love of everything, stop making everything about race. Stop trying to stoke the fire Mr Prez. Seriously. Are you not busy enough spying on everyone, now you got to incite some more riots and protests? Maybe take another hack at gun control?
As soon as a poll hits 51-52 % him and Hillary are suddenly in favor of it. Don't believe me look up the polls that said the American public was 51 -52% in FAVOR of same sex marriages. Then look up when those two had a " change of heart " as to their beliefs. A poll could say the best thing to prevent Global Warming , oh yeah " Climate Change " would be to kill anyone who drives a 1980 or older carbon belching beast vehicle. They'd be for Klingon them if the polls were for it. Their conscience is poll numbers. That's all
May 14, 2013 at 12:13pm
Bird shot is for wusses.
Assuming it was a shoty, he needs at least 00 Buck!
The girl in the passenger seat needs to be charged as well. I am sure she could have called Crime Stoppers and been given a few bucks for turning in her boyfriend. Might not be much, but you get something out of it and you stop a crime. But, she turned a blind eye and should be held accountable as well.
My grandfather uses rock salt with a potato slug in his over-under, he had an intruder that got lit up and later wrote him a letter of apology... He framed the letter and hung it on the front porch.
Dollars to Donuts.......... BOTH the girl and the guy are tweekers lookin' for the easy score....... No doubt METH is the culprit here.....
May 14, 2013 at 9:47am
So, did the officer just ask him casually to see his weapon………and then decided to drop the mag and count each and every round?
“Hey, thats a nice piece of hardware, can I check her out?”
Or was it more like……….”Sir, I am going to have to inventory every round in your magazine to ensure that you only have 7″?
Ok………also……………so it says anything over 7 rounds in your “MAGAZINE” and you are in violation. What if you have 7 in the mag and 1 in the chamber? 8 rounds, but there are only 7 in the magazine. Sounds legit to me.
Easy solution . Leave NY b4 they put you in the Camps.
May 13, 2013 at 10:15am
I think the original version was chambered for .380ACP. I could be wrong, but I think that is what I saw.
.380′s are tiny pistols with very little metal (the wife has a Ruger LCP). And considering that they make AR-15 upper recievers from polymer……………..I dont see anything that would cause it to blow up if they designed the gun with enough plastic.
May 13, 2013 at 10:07am
The real test would be attempting it again with the metal “nail” firing pin and a round (can be a spent shell case or blank for safety) in the chamber.
Otherwise, right now it is just a watergun. Basically a supersoaker. Or just a child’s toy.
This story so far is a non starter. It “proves” nothing, aside that a metal detector wont detect plastic. Duh. But the firing pin and the spent shell or blank would likely trigger some reaction to the detector depending on the setting it is on.
May 10, 2013 at 2:24pm
I don’t think it would work RANGER1965. Can you imagine 100-300 paratroopers on a mass, night time, tactical jump from 800ft trying to steer their chutes?
The T-10s and now T-11 chute is pretty “dumby proof”. Sure, its less forgiving and an abrupt stop at the end of the ride………..But doing a free fall with a “cool” chute at 800ft with all that gear, I dont think it would end that well. Lol.
I couldn’t even imagine if they were called in to do a real combat jump at about 500ft. By the time they jumped, cleared the aircraft and pulled the ripcord………splat.
May 10, 2013 at 1:30pm
**** happens. Thankfully that never happend to me.
We were always instructed that if your reserve opens and starts snaking to the door, you and everyone in front of you needs to beat feet out, because if those in front dont, they will just become cushioning for the guy that is being dragged out.
The bad thing, is that not only is his reserve now open, but once he “exited” the aircraft, his main opens as well. You would think two parachutes would mean a better landing……….but it would be a bit dificult to “control” your decent with both deployed.
Thankfully he made it through without any injuries. I have seen a bunch of people get messed up on jumps. My last jump in Division was my last for a reason. It was my 4th brain injury. I almost remember nothing from that night, aside from what I was told by my fellow paratroopers.
All in all, I miss those days. Every time I get on a plane now, I look out the window waiting for the plane to reach 800-1500ft, and being disapointed when I realize that it isnt a C-130 or C-17, and I am now longer on jump status.
It's those damned hard landings. Little crappy round chutes. The entire philosophy behind it is utterly jacked! I realize that an Airborne assault needs to be at a low altitude because everyone's a target, but if 10% of your forces have injuries from the jump, and 2-5% are not really combat effective, and all of that loss without a single round being fired? Utter BS!
So teach Airborne troops to use the larger Para Sails. They'll require a little more training, but it'll give each individual a WHOLE LOT! more control, and they'll only be in the air a few more seconds at most, but the landings won't be those leg shattering body slams anymore.
I don't think it would work RANGER1965. Can you imagine 100-300 paratroopers on a mass, night time, tactical jump from 800ft trying to steer their chutes?
The T-10s and now T-11 chute is pretty "dumby proof". Sure, its less forgiving and an abrupt stop at the end of the ride...........But doing a free fall with a "cool" chute at 800ft with all that gear, I dont think it would end that well. Lol.
I couldn't even imagine if they were called in to do a real combat jump at about 500ft. By the time they jumped, cleared the aircraft and pulled the ripcord.........splat.
Hell just set up the Para Sails so they can deploy with a static line. And if that doesn't work just make the chutes a little bigger so there is less pain and injury on the DZ.
I've use the T-10C and the MC1-1B, but WTH is a T-11?
April 18, 2013 at 12:02pm
I am pretty sure the NRA stands for the National Rifle Association. If they were about homemade explosives or bombs their name would be NEA or NBA. Just saying.
He wasnt one sided at all. Not one bit. He reported the issue fairly (NOT) and truthfully (NOT).
MSNBC is the laughing stock of media outlets. The Onion has more credability then MSNBC.
Just report the FACTS. Let the viewer make up their own mind. Let them do their own analysis. You are supposed to be a news agency, and not an OPINION or partisan agency.
By the way, I say the same about Fox.
That is why I look for my “news” from various outlets and make my own thoughts and conduct my own analysis of what is being reported. It is the only way to ensure that you are INFORMED.
April 17, 2013 at 9:02am
Why is the kid’s finger on the trigger in the second picture?
They seem to be promoting un-safe gun handeling.
I am not sure if being able to play dodgeball is protected under the Bill of Rights. Dont get me wrong. I love dodgeball. But, Im not sure if it is specifically protected.
And it seems to me, that they are a bit late to the whole anti-gun campaign. They waited until Monday to release this? Newtown happened 4 months ago.
I am all about protecting our children by the way. Which is why I am for increased security at our schools (all levels). Hire vets or retired police officers to guard our children (our future). An individual looking to commit such a horrific incident such as Newtown again might just think twice about carrying it out if they know 1-5 armed guards or cops are roaming the halls.
The worst thing out there for security is “gun free zones”. The criminals dont follow laws. Therefore they know they will be the only people with guns in such places. Makes for easy targets.
Most schools have banned dodge ball as they continue to implement the wussification of America. But I agree with these moms- we've got to stop all these children from bringing their assault rifles to show & tell (unless they've banned show & tell....).
Good luck getting that... or ANY logic through the diamond hard skull of a liberal. liberals and logic are about as compatible as water and fire.
If you want to protect our children, get them away from the leftist public school teachers and their unions.
April 16, 2013 at 11:48am
I agree. There needs to be more information on the laws regulating firearms where he was. I assume, as a responsible gun owner he would know what the local laws were and was in no way violating them.
He should also be in the process of suing the police department for wrongful arrest and kidnapping of his son and violating 4th Amenedment rights.
April 16, 2013 at 11:28am
Of all places, I cant belive this happend in Texas. Wow.
So if everyone with a weapon is “dangerous”, wouldnt that make the cop “dangerous” as well?
And, just because someone calls the cops and says that you have a gun, does that mean that all of the sudden your 2nd Amendment rights are now null and void? At that instant, you are regarded as a criminal?
What did I go to war to fight for again? What did all of our vets fight for? Begining to think it was all for naught.
This country is going more and more down the you know what. What a sad state of affairs.
Given the events, the cop is clearly dangerous. Grabbing a gun without warning then pulling a gun on someone without so much as reasonable suspicion, not to mention illegally holding the child, this guy needs to be investigated immediately. I love how the initial charge was resisting arrest, when he wasn't told he was under arrest and they had nothing they were arresting him for in the first place.
It was for nothing. They need to be back here fighting for our freedoms. There isn't a single freedom that you do not need permission or regulation from the government to exercise. All else is lip service. Any service member that claims to be fighting for freedom now, is fighting for a lie.
We will never know who called the cops, but I would bet it is one of your recent liberal immigrants, trained to be afraid whenever they see a gun (or a Pop-Tart shaped like one).
April 15, 2013 at 10:20am
If you waited until April 14th or 15th to do your taxes……………….you got problems.
There was plenty of time to get them done. I thought I was being lazy waiting until the end of Feb to get mine done.
To my fellow trooper.....I waited to file (on the 13th) because I knew that I was going have to pay in. I'm going to wait til the last when I owe. All The Way!
Some of us do not have that luxury. I receive four K-1’s. One is from my own S-Corp, so I can produce that early, but the others I don’t receive until after March 15, after corporate taxes are due. Two of them affect my short and long term capital gains, contracts and straddles, and other deductions. I don’t know what my actual income is until late March. I also make sure I owe taxes, even if just a little. I refuse to lend money to the government at no interest. So like WKW, I pay as late as possible, even if the actual forms are done earlier than April 15.
April 12, 2013 at 11:31am
Why is he not up in arms when a beer company sponsors a race? Drunk driving, alcholoism and underage drinking are responsible for how many deaths each and every year?
I wrote this a song to sound the alarm because this country is being systematically striped of our gun rights one state at a time by idiot politicians & misguided people who think they can stop criminals from getting guns if they take them from law abiding citizens. Yea that will work! "Everything's wrong nothing is right" http://www.reverbnation.com/carlgrimes/song/16734882-everythings-wrong-nothing-is-right
Now this guy thinks that he can use his influence to dissuade a network from sponsoring a national event just to try & get votes! How sick is that?
April 12, 2013 at 11:30am
“This celebration of guns is inappropriate in the immediate wake of the Newtown massacre. But most importantly, broadcasting this race, which will highlight the NRA and its radical agenda during this time, sends a harmful signal to the families affected by gun violence, as well as the millions of Americans who support sensible gun control measures and enjoy your sports programming.”
First, this is no longer the “immediate wake of the Newtown massacre”. I can see the remainer of December, all of Januaray, and maybe all of February as “immediate”. This is more just “in the wake of”. It is not like it just happened last week. This has been played out over a long time now.
Secondly, I would like to address, “But most importantly, broadcasting this race, which will highlight the NRA and its radical agenda during this time, sends a harmful signal to the families affected by gun violence….”. So what you are saying is that its ok for Nanny Bloomberg to spend millions of his own money to force gun control laws down our throats, but the NRA cannot sponsor a NASCAR race?
He does realize that the majority of people that watch NASCAR are in fact CONSERVATIVE in nature right? I mean, you will not see too many tree huggers out in the stands or tuning in thier TVs at home. Just saying.
The winner gets the OPTION to shoot blanks at the end of the race. He/She isnt FORCED to do it.