Short form: Hagel supports unilateral nuclear disarmament on the part of the US, leading eventually to a totally nuclear-free US military, and somehow or other a nuke-free world. Because the Iranians would totally want to get rid of their nuclear advantage, and we could completely trust the Russians. And the Chinese.
Oh, dear. We’re doomed.
That much of a mass would seem likely to hit the ground pretty hard. Still, if someone were to mount a fan at the rear of the snowmobile, hooked up to the engine so that it could provide enough thrust to at least maintain straight & level flight, they might be on to something. Beyond the XXXTREEEEMEtards getting their kicks, a device like this might be useful for the rescue services who need to peel skiers and the XXXTREEEEMEtards off of trees and rocks and haul ’em to hospitals.
From one of the local newspapers, the Box Elder News Journal
… the county’s top law enforcement officer, Sheriff Lynn Yeates has weighed in on the issue.
“Citizens have the right to keep and bear arms, a right that is protected by the Second Amendment and the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department will use their full power and authority to protect citizens’ rights should the feds come to try and confiscate firearms,” said Yeates.
Neat! It’s always comforting to know that your local sheriff is actually on the side of the citizenry.
- Iran claims to have lobbed a monkey 75 miles high
- Iran says they recovered it safely
- Iran says it’s a prelude to sending their own astronauts into orbit in 5 to 8 years
- Nobody seems to have seen Iran launch a large missile lately
When a semi-automatic weapon is in the hands of the average law-abiding citizen, they are, so I’m told, Very Bad Things and should be gotten rid of. But when they are in the hands of government types… why, crank ’em up to full auto!
Office: Immigration & Customs Enforcement
Huh. 5.56mm? Why, that’s the same ammo that goes into the AR-15 Murder Machine, which I’ve been informed is not appropriate for “personal defense.” And yet Homeland security seems to think that full-auto version are fantastic for self defense. Hmmm. Maybe I’ve misunderstood the rather basic info on the solicitation web page. Let’s see what the actual RFP has to say:
The scope of this contract is to provide a total of up to 7,000 5.56x45mm North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) personal defense weapons (PDW) throughout the life of this contract to numerous Department of Homeland Security components.
Hmmm. But surely they don’t mean the 5.56mm ammo of evil repute, that nobody goes hunting with, and which is solely used for murder?
ANSI/SAAMI Z299.4-1992: Voluntary Industry Performance Standards for Pressure & Velocity of Centerfire Rifle Sporting Ammunition for the Use of Commercial Manufacturers
3.1 General. DHS and its components have a requirement for a 5.56x45mm NATO, select-fire firearm suitable for personal defense use in close quarters and/or when maximum concealment is required.
“Close quarters?’ But surely they don’t mean within buildings. You can’t use an AR-15 for self defense in your *house,*, it’ll blow through the wall, through the school next door and halfway through that bus full of nuns and doe-eyed orphans!
3.9.10 The action shall be capable of accepting all standard NATO STANAG 20 and 30 round M16 magazines (NSN 1005-00-921-5004) and Magpul 30 round PMAG (NSN 1005-01-576-5159).
A thirty round magazine??? As Piers Morgan would bleat, “Why do you need a 30-round clip for your murder machine?”
Surely this call for government agents to be equipped with fully automatic assault weapons must be a fluke, right? Right?
(Feinstein’s gun-grab bill) exempts more than 2,200 hunting and sporting weapons; any gun manually operated by a bolt, pump, lever or slide action; any weapons used by government officials and law enforcement; and any weapons legally owned as of the date of the bill’s enactment.
Note: Diane Feinstein is a “government official.”
So… once again it’s clear: one rule of law for you, another quite different one for them.
NAA drawing of the Apollo Command & Service Module (taken from the CSM illustration HERE).