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Historical Perspective on Crimea

"A people that values its privileges above its principles, soon loses both!"
Eisenhower

We have to go all the way back to Nikita Khrushchev to find a Russian leader as tough as Vlad P! On this side, we have no one on-par, nor on the horizon (either side of the aisle), nor in the UK, nor among any of our NATO allies.

7.62x39 shortage

With the ongoing situation in Ukraine, Vlad P has decided to halt exports of Russian-made small-arms ammunition to the USA.

Most domestic ammunition shortages associated fears over gun-control legislation had been alleviated over the past few months. But, now this new development is currently generating fresh shortages, mostly of 7.62x39.

AK owners who do not currently have an adequate supply of 7.62x39 will have great difficulty finding it now, as domestic production can't come close to keeping-up with demand!

DUMP THE BOLT-ACTION

M110 SASS

The Military Needs to go All-Semi-Auto
By Harold Hutchison

MAKING SNIPERS DEADLIER
Snipers have played a huge role in the war on terror, and some have racked up some eye-popping totals in terms of kills. But in the War on Terror, especially early on, our snipers have been hobbled by the fact that they are limited to the M40 and M24 sniper rifles.

Winning Wars!

"To Win a War"

During the earlier part of the last century, individual military equipment, particularly rifles, light machineguns, bayonets, et al were designed with one goal in mind:

To win wars- decisively, and permanently!

Infantrymen, right down to the squad-level, were trained to, and expected to, have the ability and will, using fire and maneuver, to seize objectives by force, killing most of the enemy, and driving off the rest, all with only their own, indigenous resources. "Take the high ground, and hold it! That's the job of the Infantry" We sang that during training!

There is no "safety!"

The "Liberal Agenda"

A local doctor, a self-professed liberal Democrat, was recently discovered with collection of pilfered signs, stolen from the yards of citizens. All the signs in question expressed opposition to NY's anti-gun "Safe Act."

The doctor was charged with theft, but expressed not the slightest contrition, indicating that all who disagreed with her liberal views are sub-human and have no First Amendment Rights, indeed no rights at all!

COMMENTS ON THE M4 AND WANAT

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Allen West, Barrett Tillman Speak Out!
By Harold Hutchison

In the wake of covering the controversy surrounding the performance of the Army’s M4 carbine, SOF has received comments from LTC Allen West, United States Army (Ret.), who also served n the House of Representatives, and author Barrett Tillman.

From LTC Allen West:

DID FAULTY RIFLES CAUSE CASUALTIES AT WANAT?

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Bloody Engagement Caught Up in M4 Controversy
By Harold Hutchison

The Battle of Wanat was one of the deadliest fights that American troops were involved in during Operation Enduring Freedom. Nine Americans died in the battle, fought on 13 July, 2008, when as many as 500 Taliban attacked an American base defended by 2nd Platoon, Chosen Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Nuristan Province.

WERE TROOPS STUCK WITH A BAD RIFLE?

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Did Army Know About M4 Carbine Flaws?
By Harold Hutchison

Could flaws in the M4 carbine have been corrected before American troops went into battle during the War on Terror? One retired general is claiming that the M4 is “virtually useless.”

The Winds!

"... the winds that will blow then!"

Even as a non-lawyer, it disturbers me when our Chief Executive regularly displays disdainful contempt for laws duly passed by his own Congress, according to the provisions of our Constitution, which they all took an oath to, and piously profess to "uphold and defend." He apparently arrogantly thinks laws can be nonchalantly violated by him, with nary a whimper from that same Congress, from either party, nor from the Courts, and always to the cynical cheers of the leftist media/propaganda machine, masquerading as "journalists."

PRECISION REFLEX 6.8x43mm SPR CARBINE

From the May, 2008 issue of SOF! Gary Paul Johnston reviews a SPR Carbine in 6.8x43mm!

Double-Standard!

Our Country! This, from a friend who is here as a resident alien:

"I've lived in your country for a number of years, and I love it as much as my own. Why any reasonable person could even imagine that I would be somehow 'offended' by Americans celebrating their own history and culture is far beyond my ability to understand. Sounds as if the only ones that school administrator cares about are illegal immigrants!

Standing Tall!

Taking a stand, no matter the conditions. Hurrah! A sheriff who knows what he stands for and, unlike most politicians, actually takes his oath of office seriously!

Our courageous Larimer Co Sheriff, Justin Smith, was out personally, yesterday morning, in uniform, in front of Ft Collins, CO High School. He was carrying an American flag and standing in the cold with high-school students who planned on celebrating their own nation during a "Spirit Week" event.

The student council wanted to designate a day to celebrate the red, white & blue.

Ready or Not!

Individual Preparedness:

This from a friend in Atlanta, GA:

"Few locals were prepared for this weather! I personally witnessed several thousand people walking away from abandoned vehicles, on just one highway. Ice was an inch thick! I drove as far as I could yesterday morning, and then walked three more miles, all in order to rescue a friend, his wife, and daughter after their car ran out of gas. They sat in their cold car for seventeen hours before I got to them. I brought them, and five other hungry, cold strangers to my house. Hope they can get out today."

Kimber Adirondack

THE M14 TODAY, Parts I and II

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