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Decked-Out Guns… Loads of Ammo
By Harold Hutchison

What gets seized from drug lords when the Drug Enforcement Agency does their thing? This photo SOF got shows just what they do with their firearms. On the left is an AR-15-style pistol that has been gold-plated, while the magazines appear to have a silver plating. On the right, is an AK-47-type firearm, with a mixture of gold and silver plating.

Love Freedom Enough?

"When they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers."

Thomas Pynchon

Bankrupt and crumbling Detroit, MI, where all who are able are getting out as fast as they can, has unhappily become the sister-city of Johannesburg, South Africa!

For years, Johannesburg has claimed, among other unflattering titles, the "carjacking capitol of the world," but now Detroit is providing Johannesburg with stiff competition!


Lions and Hyenas:

Some day, they will come for you in the night, and they will kill you
They will be dissuaded many times, but eventually they'll come
You'll doubtless slay many, even most
But, the remainder will overwhelm and kill you, and there is little you
can do,
And yet ...
You can relentlessly fill their black hearts, day and night, with hideous
You can make them tremor anxiously at the mention of your name
You can make them speak of you only in nervous whispers
You can ever be, must be, their worst nightmare!


>From a friend and Operator:


Submachine Guns, Body Armor on the List
By Harold Hutchison

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Do submachine guns and body armor strike you as things the Department of Agriculture needs to buy? If not, you may be surprised and shocked at the fact that in the last week, both items turned up on their shopping list.

"Smart" Guns?

This morning, I saw a news report on so-called "smart" pistols. It seems NJ and CA (what a surprise?) are currently considering legislation requiring this "new" technology on all sales of new pistols.

Of course, the reporter, who obviously knows nothing about guns (another surprise!), didn't even know enough to ask relevant questions. She just drooled over the sample gun and handed the microphone over to a local retailer who recited several lines from the manufacturer's own promotional material. They call this sewage "journalism!"

Somebody Else?

In the 1950s, Dick Powell played "Nick Charles," lead character in the dramatic series, "The Thin Man," in the days of dramatic radio. Nick Charles was a dapper, itinerant detective who, with his ever-curious wife (played by Myrna Loy), effortlessly solved criminal cases that were otherwise baffling to local police. In the 1960s, now on black-and-white television, the lead roll was played by a good-looking Kennedy in-law, Peter Lawford. His saucy wife was played by the very attractive Phyllis Kirk.


In The Hands of a Gangster…
By Harold Hutchison

A member of the Crips street gang was caught with a pistol that had been issued to an FBI agent after he was pulled over on 12 April. The firearms had been stolen back in January from the FBI agent’s home.



De Blasio Refuses Bid from Reloader
By Harold Hutchison

In 2012, Georgia Arms was able to purchase over 14 tons of spent shell casing from the city of New York after winning an auction. The spent shell casings were later reloaded and sold to the public. However, this year, the company has been excluded from the first auction since the one in 2012 on orders of New York’s mayor.

Caught Unprepared!

"From the tip of his toes to his head, he looks like an unmade bed."

>From "Style," featured in the 1964 musical film, "Robin and the Seven Hoods." Most popular version sung together by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Bing Crosby

This uncomfortable lesson comes to us from yesterday's drama at the Boston Marathon, on the anniversary of last year's bombing incident.


USPS Seeks 1.5 Million Rounds
By Harold Hutchison
The United States Postal Service is seeking to purchase up to 1.5 million rounds of ammunition. The request is the last from agencies like the Social Security Administration and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

A Police Career

"An honest man speaks the truth, though it gives offence. A vain man, in order that it may."

William Hazlitt

With regard to the foregoing, without vanity nor immersing myself, once more, in the endless discussion about calibers and capacities, here is a sage note from a friend, recently retired, who worked in a large metro PD for many years. This particular metro area is famous for its high rate of violent crime:


Springfield XDM

From the April 2009 issue:
Gary Paul Johnston helps put Springfield's XDM pistol through its paces. Anyone familiar with the XD could simply pick up the new version and use it, as if they’d been carrying it all their life, but they might just be yelling, “WOW!”


Sues over ATF Claims it Made Silencer
By Harold Hutchison

Sig Sauer has filed suit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, claiming that that agency’s “determination” that a muzzle brake the company designed should be regulated as a silencer. The gunmaker’s suit, filed 7 April, seeks to have the determination of the Firearms Technology Branch (FTB) of BATFE set aside.

Victims, by Policy

"At Dawn, We Slept!"

We can all clearly see how much mayhem a single lunatic, armed only with a pistol, can do among unarmed members of our 'armed' forces, all the base 'security' notwithstanding.

Can you imagine how many innocent, unarmed soldiers will be murdered during a coordinated attack on a base by real terrorists? I have to believe they're planning it right now. It will be exactly like the shopping mall attack in Kenya!

We might as well be sitting in Pearl Harbor in 1941!

Comments from friends in the system:

Good News from Chicago!

"Since no politician ever believes what he says, he is quite surprised when taken at his word!"

Charles de Gaulle

>From a friend in the area:

"I recently noted two interesting facts:

1) The City of Chicago (formally 'murder-capital of the nation') has just reported it's lowest murder rate since 1958!

2) CPD just reported a fatal shooting (justifiable homicide, not a murder) of a local thug by a legally-armed citizen with a valid IL CCW and FOID, noting that 'authorities (unspecified) also determined the man acted in legitimate self-defense and will not face charges.'