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Saturday
Jul282012

TCU Junior Sarah Scherer Shooting for Olympic Gold

TCU Junior, Sarah Scherer, will carry America’s hopes for gold in the 10-meter air rifle competition at this summer in London Olympics.

The 2012 London Olympic Games commence on Saturday and shooting will present the first medal ceremony of the Games after the women’s 10m air rifle.

Americans Jamie (Beyerle) Gray and Sarah Scherer will be representing Team USA in the air rifle event, as they attempt to capture the 2012 London Games’ first medals.

The 21-year-old Scherer will be making her Olympic debut Saturday and already knows what it is like to win gold on the international stage. In her World Cup debut in 2011, Scherer proved she could compete with the best in the world winning gold in the 10m air rifle.

Scherer also won several NCAA championships in rifle events with Texas Christian University.

Two-time Olympian Gray narrowly missed earning a medal in Beijing, finishing fourth just 1.1 points shy of medal contention.
Gray and Scherer will be competing against favorites Katerina Emmons and Yi Siling.

Emmons, of the Czech Republic, is the wife of American shooter Matt Emmons. She won the gold medal in Beijing with a perfect score in the qualifying round and setting an Olympic record in the finals with a score of 503.5.

However, China’s Siling is the current top-ranked shooter in the world in this event. The 23-year-old won the 2010 International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Championship in Munich where she was the first athlete to qualify for London, winning an Olympic Quota. Siling has reached the finals in 12 of her last 15 ISSF competitions, winning a medal nine of those times.

USA Shooting, a 501c3 non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport of shooting in April 1995.  The organization implements and manages development programs and sanctions events at the local, state, regional, and national levels; developing shooting athletes from grassroots to Olympic medals.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the U.S. Olympic Training Center, USA Shooting has a full-time staff dedicated to furthering the sport and supporting athletes and members of the organization.  The organization has a USA Shooting News magazine publication, as well as public and member specific web sites.

Partially funded by the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Shooting relies on donations from supporters of the Olympic Movement, membership dues, event fees and corporate partners.  In 2008 the USA Shooting Team Foundation, a separate 501c3 non-profit corporation, was established to act as the fundraising arm of USA Shooting.  Click here to learn more about how you can support the USA Shooting Team.

Friday
Jul272012

UN Small Arms Treaty Update

Just back got from the firearms range where I met three young college students exercising their Second Amendment rights. I enjoy interacting with young Americans who enjoy the shooting sports and support the right to keep and bear arms. They asked for some shooting tips and I was more than happy to pass on some pointers.

We have read reports that President Obama was scheduled to sign the UN gun ban treaty on July 27. We now have a conflicting reliable report that the US will NOT sign the treaty. More to come as we learn the truth. Small arms and light weapons and ammunition ARE included in the treaty.

All nations (not just signatories) are expected to “establish and maintain a national control system.” This includes enforcement, record keeping, reporting and publication. Proponents of the treaty state that it “should be viewed as a floor, not a ceiling, for the regulation of the arms trade.”

Also this week 26 more members of Congress have signed on as co-sponsors to the Second Amendment Protection Act (HR 3594), sponsored by US Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL). It now has 60 co-sponsors, and has been referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

No matter what happens on this UN Treaty, it’s time for hundreds of thousands of law abiding Americans to get their concealed carry permits/license. Don’t put it off any longer. Here’s a video from WeaponsEducation on YouTube. Please subscribe to these Second Amendment rights channels on YouTube. We need to send a message to the gun grabbers and politicians. Gun rights must be a priority.

Member states failed to reach agreement Friday on a new U.N. treaty to regulate the multibillion dollar global arms trade, and some diplomats and supporters blamed the United States for triggering the unraveling of the monthlong negotiating conference. Oh well.

Thursday
Jul262012

Springfield Armory XDs Will Help Boast Florida to 1 Million Concealed Carry License Holders

The number of Floridians packing concealed weapons is booming and within a matter of weeks should hit the one million mark, making the state the first in the nation to reach that milestone in personal firepower.

That’s the result of the state issuing between 10,000 and 12,000 carry permits a month.

The upward trend in carry permit applications started about three years ago, coinciding with the election of President Barack Hussein Obama.  I think the vilifying of firearms is back firing on the mainstream media. 

Gun sales in Florida have risen 96 percent from 2002 to the end of 2011.

In Colorado, gun sales jumped 43 percent in the three days after a gunman killed 12 and wounded 58 at last Friday’s screening of the new Batman film in Aurora.

We’re living in the Golden Age of handguns, especially concealed carry pistols.  The Smith & Wesson 9mm Shield and the Springfield Armory XDs are two good examples.  Production can’t keep up with demand for either. Both were introduced this year, the Shield at the NRA convention in St. Louis and the XDs at the Las Vegas SHOT Show.

The XDs is potentially the first truly engineered .45 ACP ultra-compact.

Here’s a close look at the Shield from the theARMORYchannel, one of my YouTube favorites. 

Wednesday
Jul252012

Beating A Police Officer Until He Fears for His Life Will Get You Shot

You can murder a person with your bare hands.  If you try to beat an armed person to death, the odds are you’re going to die.  You may want to consider this before you attempt to beat someone, especially a police officer to death.  The criminal justice system will be left to figure it all out while you’re burning in hell.  Adios MOFO.

Texas Penal Code:

Sec. 9.32.  DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON.  (a)  A person is justified in using deadly force against another:

(1)  if the actor would be justified in using force against the other under Section 9.31; and

(2)   when and to the degree the actor reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary:

(A)  to protect the actor against the other’s use or attempted use of unlawful deadly force; or

(B)  to prevent the other’s imminent commission of aggravated kidnapping, murder, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, robbery, or aggravated robbery.

A Dallas police officer shot and killed James Harper, a well know south Dallas drug dealer and convicted felon on Tuesday.  This prompted angry neighbors near Fair Park to take to the streets in protest.

The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. at a known drug house in the 5300 block of Bourquin Street while, according to Dallas Police Chief David Brown, police were responding to a kidnapping call.

Brown said four suspects fled the house via various means, including by breaking windows. He said officers saw a gun on a table in the house and that crack cocaine was also present.

According to Brown, eight-year DPD veteran Officer Brian Rowden chased James Harper, fighting the suspect three times. Rowden was losing fight and was exhausted when, according to Brown, Harper said, “You’re going to have to kill me.”

Rowden feared for his life and fatally shot Harper, Brown said.

Word of the shooting quickly spread through the neighborhood as family members and the curious rushed to the scene, eventually amassing in the hundreds and prompting police to call for additional crowd control, including SWAT. In fact, officers armed with pepper ball guns and shields forced the crowd back amid reports of people trying to cut through fences to gain access to the shooting scene.

Immediately following the shooting and throughout most of the evening, a chaotic crowd swelled, diminished and regrouped. At one point, a fight broke out between among the protesters.

Brown said much of the drama could be due to a family feud in the neighborhood. In fact, he said, a 911 call that initially drew police to the scene was likely bogus and an intentional, retaliatory act.

Despite the incitement to riot, there were no reports of arrests or injuries.  The results of this investigation will be presented to a Grand Jury to determine if the officer acted within the law.  Unfortunately, the prosecutor in the George Zimmerman case, intentionally bypassed the Grand Jury process, because she feared Zimmerman would not be indicted. 

There will be no such miscarriage of justice in this case.

Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Tuesday
Jul242012

Glock .40 Model 27 Compared to New Springfield XDs .45

If you’re considering a Springfield Armory XDs sub-compact .45 here’s a side by side comparison with a Glock 27 .40 caliber sub-compact made by Humans4Targets on YouTube.  They weigh virtually the same loaded, 10 rounds in the Glock and 6 in the XDs.

I haven’t seen the XDs yet but it’s starting to hit the gun store display cases.  Academy has received their initial shipments at most stores.  I’m taking a pass for now, but will definitely consider an XDs for my first Springfield Armory purchase when the Mrs. lifts my new gun purchase ban in 2013.