I don’t think you should discount the weight savings from a polymer gun compared to a metal framed gun, especially regarding soldiers out on long patrols.
Reduction in weight can mean more (proper) armor, more ammo, or just less weight so they can run faster and longer.
Not to say I believe that this is the *actual* motivation behind the change, but there are legitimate arguments to be made.
[-2] August 7, 2014 at 4:58pm
Genesis states that God created a man, Adam, and placed him in the garden of Eden, but it doesn’t explicitly state that Adam was necessarily the FIRST man god had created, so there’s that.
April 2, 2014 at 2:07pm
Yes, the F22 is covered. So are tanks, rocket launchers, anti-aircraft weapons, and everything else the military uses.
This even makes perfect sense when you consider that the purpose of the 2nd Amendment was in order to give the people and states access to the same firepower that the federal government has and thus prevent a military coup.
However, I would agree that the 2nd is out of date, and should be amended so that your average yokel cannot own nuclear or biological weapons.
March 30, 2014 at 7:06am
This is the result of the anti-human philosophies propagated by the progressives. The only way to justify the absolute control of the population that they want is to paint normal people as agents of evil after all.
March 20, 2014 at 11:30pm
There’s open arms waiting for him in Texas, Utah, and a few other states that don’t buy the blue BS.
Screw that Texas Part.......we don't have to give up one state. Not one. We are more intelligent than the opposition and sure as hell better armed. Just get it together in as big a group as you can, in every area you can, and the groups will find each other. The Government's biggest fear is people working together for a common cause......There will be inside informers....Good. We want them to know we have the power and will stand. We want them to know that they have crossed the line when they threaten to disarm us. We are peaceful, but not stupid. And we are Americans, not russian cows.
He released it about 6 months ago. It’s Canadian, but lists his American mother, granting him dual citizenship. He subsequently renounced his Canadian citizenship.
February 20, 2014 at 10:19pm
I was going to say something, but Behind-Enemy-Lines covered it nicely.
February 12, 2014 at 1:18pm
The point of these rants is not to convince the council of anything. The point is to expose the council for what they are to the audience.
Most people don’t realize that the art of rhetoric is not to change the mind of your opponent, but to change the minds of the onlooker and bystander. In that way, this guy is highly effective at demonstrating the silliness of the council’s behavior to the public. He should take that show on the road.
February 7, 2014 at 5:35am
I don’t claim to know the full and complete nature of God. Do you? I’ve read the bible, several times, and it gives a fragmentary, at best, impression of God’s nature. You should not assume you know more about his will than you actually do.
 January 5, 2014 at 7:24pm
I’m not an expert on all aspects of the law, but I am aware of how and why many security clearances work.
Notifying the American people of a large-scale domestic surveillance program under the federal government may (and probably does) qualify as “whistleblowing”.
However, I can say with reasonable surety that exposing specific CIA operations overseas, regardless of if they were legal in the country they were in or not, and giving justifiably secret NSA files to foreign powers (both of which he did) qualifies as espionage. The fact that he did these things eliminates the possibility, in my mind, that he’s acting as a patriot. No, it doesn’t matter if it was done against allies or neutral countries, because they’re all doing it to each other and us whenever they can as well. This is an unpleasant fact of international politics.
It is an accepted, if little spoken of, truth that we do not tell even our closest allies everything, nor do they tell us everything. Our interests are not 100% aligned with any other nation, in spite of the public face that might be put on. Every nation is trying to get leverage over every other nation all the time.
Exposing PRISM is NOT the most important thing that Snowden did, even if it’s getting the most press. It was only ever a public relations screen while he executed his extraction and divulged important information to our rivals/
As much as I distrust the federal government in general, Snowden was a spy for non-friendly
December 30, 2013 at 12:49am
So much this…
December 30, 2013 at 12:48am
Cruz was born in Canada. He has never hidden this fact.
December 27, 2013 at 12:28am
Amazing how IheardIsrael can take the perfectly valid point that they’re testing this policy and then discredit it with a bunch of racist conspiracy theories that don’t even have internal consistency.
I sense Poe’s Law may be in effect.
December 26, 2013 at 3:20pm
I’ve seen the front sights fall off on cheaper M9 knockoffs, so maybe we have differing experiences.
December 26, 2013 at 2:04pm
That’s mid-range for a semi-auto…. anything cheaper and you’re probably sacrificing reliability.
Santa was good to me this year as well (Especially when I'm Santa). I got 2 new guns, both under $500 after tax and both are reliable. Heck, my ATI Turkish import of a Beretta 92C is better than the current Berettas as it is all metal instead of smatering of plastic parts that Beretta now uses and it was only $300.
Gone are the days of having to spend $600+ for a reliable gun. As with anything technilogical, they always advance. For the low price point you may not get all the bells and wistles, but the person on the receiving end of the barrel isn't going to know the difference between a 9mm fired from a $150 Hi-point or a $1000 HK or Sig.
I've seen the front sights fall off on cheaper M9 knockoffs, so maybe we have differing experiences.
Oh yeah and Santa was really good to me I got a HK-556-A1 as well just shot it for the first time and hour ago.
November 21, 2013 at 8:51pm
You know, except for possibly rabid dogs, coyotes (quadrupedal and bipedal), boars, criminals….
November 15, 2013 at 8:08pm
Until the idiot comes back with a gun looking for a Darwin award, the high-road is the best road so that the cretin’s are exposed and isolated.
Speak kindly and aim center of mass, people.
October 23, 2013 at 3:16pm
With respect from one service to another, it would be much appreciated if you could provide sources for the rest of us that wish to bring this sort of behavior to light. While I trust your judgement in your sources, it is still just hearsay from the internet at this point until facts or sources can be vetted publicly.
I understand that you cannot ethically expose your sources without their consent, but we need facts and/or witnesses to drive this home to those that still blindly trust that their liberty is secured without effort on their own part.
Perhaps you could arrange something with the Blaze, Fox, Drudge, or some other credible outlet?
October 15, 2013 at 3:50pm
Murder should never be an option unless the alternative is another death.
October 15, 2013 at 3:47pm
I was going to post about how absurd this position is, but Bonesiii covered it pretty well already.