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Those who are new to firearms and shooting in general often have a “Hollywood” concept of guns and what actually happens when one is fired.
Usually we are simply trained to aim and fire.
It’s helpful to see a fired shot in all its stages to help both new and experienced shooters understand what is happening during those few milliseconds. When a shot is squeezed off, things happen incredibly fast – much too fast for the human senses to process the progress of a bullet or even its impact.
When you are introducing new shooters to firearms, it’s always important to cover the basics like recoil and why a gun goes “bang,” best described by author Jim Fleming in his article “The Big Bang Theory” on USConcealedcarry.com:
“Before commencing live fire drills, I told them it was time to discuss ‘the Big Bang.’ ‘What’s that?’ I told them I wanted them to understand what was happening when they touched off each round. The recoil, and the sharp report, what it is, and why it does that. ‘These things can be intimidating to new shooters, and that can interfere with your ability to operate the handgun effectively.’ I believe that if new shooters understand big bang they can move beyond the intimidation factor quickly and get down to the task of improving their operating efficiency with the firearm. (Read Jim’s full article on new shooters here…)”
In addition to covering the shot sequence basics, it’s also helpful to educate a new shooter about what a bullet actually does to its target. With today’s high speed video frames it’s possible to find videos online of bullets in flight, cutting through apples, playing cards and a myriad of other objects.
Watching this kind of footage helps bring home the fact that there is a piece of lead moving at a high rate of speed between a gun barrel and its target.
Save some mushroomed bullets to illustrate the damage that can be inflicted. Using watermelons and other crowd pleasing soft objects for target practice can also help simulate what a bullet will do to a person.
Helping new shooters see the “invisible” side of shooting and bullet impacts will give them a newfound respect and understanding for the power and potential danger of the tool they are handling. Knowledge is power and the more we are aware of what is happening during those milliseconds, the safer we’ll all be.
StopaStalker from Epigold Inc provides victims of stalking and harassment with a concise tool to collect information, collate it, and report to authorities in a simple app made for victims.
StopaStalker was developed by a team of security experts, criminologists, support groups and retired law enforcement professionals to assist victims in the gathering of evidence of stalking behaviour. The goal was to provide a tool that will assist victims in the collection of information for submission to authorities.
The original idea for StopaStalker came from Mr Les Goldsmith, a security and risk management professional with experience in a number of stalking cases. Mr Goldsmith’s vision was a mobile application to help put the pieces of the puzzle together for victims. “Too many times I have heard of victims of stalking not knowing what acceptable evidence was and how to collect it. Our StopaStalker app puts power back in the hands of victims.” – Les Goldsmith
Epigold’s team of experts interviewed stalking victims and support groups in determining what format the app should take. A number of law enforcement professionals contributed to the format the evidence is collected and what they would want to receive from victims. The overall result is a tool designed from the outset for the victim, to make the process of coming forward easier.
“Those experiencing stalking need all the help and support they can get. This app provides an easy way to grab as much evidence as is possible and ensure law enforcement obtain all the information they need to protect you!” Angela Daffron, Jodisvoice.org
For more information, visit http://stopastalker.com
About Epigold Inc:
A recently established company located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Focused on developing smartphone apps for personal and corporate security applications. The owners of Epigold Inc are security professionals with backgrounds in personal, industrial and government security.
Action-packed from page one, Hidden Order demonstrates yet again why Brad Thor is the “master of thrillers.”
A string of high-profile kidnappings has Washington, D.C. in a frenzy. When the victims begin turning up dead, frenzy turns to panic. And when the ransom demand is finally made public, panic will turn to terror.
In Brad Thor’s riveting new thriller, the stakes have never been higher, nor the lines between good and evil so hard to discern.
If you’re not familiar with Brad Thor’s work, you should be. He’s definitely (in my opinion) the best modern author in the genre and manages to keep me intrigued page by page in all of his books. you can pre-order from Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hidden-order-brad-thor/1113824428
Posted by RoundEye on Calguns.net
In summary on Friday, May 3, 2013 the Los Angeles City Council passed a measure to being drafting an ordinance declaring that standard capacity magazines are a public nuisance, and their possession a misdemeanor. That means if you live in a city like Burbank (that is surrounded by Los Angeles on all sides), you cannot leave the city with a standard capacity magazine without breaking the law.
Despite several written letters of opposition by pro 2A organizations regarding state preemption, and most recently a similar ban in Richmond that was repealed, they chose to move forward. So the city will now face a potential multimillion dollar state preemption lawsuit that the city doesn’t have the funds to pay for.
Please contact your council representative, and let the voice of opposition be heard.
Here is a link to the city’s webpage so you can find out who your Council representative is by entering and address or cross street. This includes the current Mayoral Candidate Eric Garcetti of District 13, and Chair of the Public Safety Committee Mitchell Englander of District 12
Here is a link to all the members of City Council so you can let them all know how you feel.
Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- “Gun Owners of America [has] spent the months since Newtown doing tremendous damage, insisting that expanded background checks will lead to a gun registry.” – New York Times, April 4, 2013
It’s quite a complement when the New York Times thinks that you are doing “tremendous damage.” But you can be sure that the other side is not going to go away quietly.
And sure enough, the Obama Administration is trying to unilaterally undo our recent victory in the Senate – and to undo the “damage” that all of us inflicted together.
But first, a little history.
Remember when Senators Pat Toomey, Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer formed an unholy alliance during the recent gun battle on Capitol Hill? Remember how their amendment would have encouraged your psychiatrist to turn you in to the FBI’s gun ban list?
And you remember how we stopped that provision, because over 40 senators found it to be odious and a violation of the Second Amendment?
Well, guess what? Barack Obama has just concluded that “he don’t need no stinkin’ Senate.”
Instead, Secretary Kathleen “ObamaCare” Sebelius – and her Department of Health and Human Services – has promulgated regulations which would, by executive fiat, waive all federal privacy laws and encourage you doctor to report you to the FBI.
Understand a couple of things: First, the standard which your doctor would use to turn you in is embodied in Clinton-era ATF language and in the anti-gun Veterans Disarmament Act of 2007. Specifically, you doctor would “drop a dime” on you if he suspected you were even a slight “danger to yourself of others” or were “unable to manage your financial affairs.”
So if they say you can’t balance your checkbook, then you lose your constitutional rights.
But there’s another problem: The day these regulations become law, lawyers will be lining up to sue “deep-pocket” psychiatrists for every case where they failed to turn in a patient to NICS – if the patient subsequently engages in a horrific act.
The bottom line? Any psychiatrist who failed to report all of his patients to the NICS system risks losing everything if any of them engages in harmful conduct. Soon the rule of thumb will be: See a shrink; lose your guns.
And the regulations will apply to private, as well as government-employed psychiatrists.
The bad news is that 165,000 military veterans have already lost their gun rights because of the “see a VA shrink, lose your gun rights” precedent from the Clinton-Bush era.
Sadly, what happened to military veterans has now begun in the private sector – especially in places like New York, after they recently passed their misnamed SAFE Act.
According to gun rights reporter, Dan Roberts, firearms are now being confiscated from gun owners because of their mental health information. For example:
“[John Doe] received a letter from the Pistol Permit Department informing him that his license was immediately revoked upon information that he was seeing a therapist for anxiety and had been prescribed an anxiety drug. He was never suicidal, never violent, and has no criminal history.”
So now taking anxiety pills can result in one’s forfeiting their Second Amendment rights in New York!
This is where the gun haters want to push their agenda. And this is one reason why background checks are so dangerous – because they give government bureaucrats the opportunity to deny law-abiding people their constitutionally-protected rights.
But the good news is this: The HHS rulemaking is still at an early stage, and HHS is (no doubt reluctantly) taking the views of the general public.
ACTION: Go to the Federal Register – at http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-04-23/pdf/2013-09602.pdf – and respond to the regs entitled “HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).”
Let the HHS know how you feel about waiving all federal privacy laws for people who seek counseling.
You may submit your comments at www.regulations.gov
Also, be sure to tell your congressmen that you oppose the “see a shrink, lose your guns” regs issued by the HHS. Ask him to issue his own comments as well.
The regs themselves lay out several ways that you may submit your opposition. The comment period ends on June 7, 2013.Gun Owners of America 8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102 Springfield, VA 22151 Phone: 703-321-8585 FAX: 703-321-8408 www.gunowners.org
About:Gun Owners of America (GOA) is a non-profit lobbying organization formed in 1975 to preserve and defend the Second Amendment rights of gun owners. GOA sees firearms ownership as a freedom issue. `The only no comprise gun lobby in Washington’ – Ron Paul Visit: www.gunowners.org to Join.
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