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Lego Guns: In Stores, Not in The Lego Movie

Film Review The Lego MovieAn unarmed cop in The Lego Movie

The word Lego is derived from the Danish words “leg godt,” meaning “play well.” The word “lego” also means “I gather together” in Latin, and “I connect” in Italian. American families are certainly connecting with mega-brand Lego: “The Lego Movie” made a $69 million debut at the weekend box. While most parents like to see their children playing with plastic blocks similar to those they played with when they were young, today’s kids don’t use Legos in the same freestyle fashion. Nowadays Legos are sold primarily in promotional sets–usually tied-in with other mega-brands like Star Wars or DC Universe Super Heroes. With kids instructed to build these preconceived models, imagination takes a back seat. No longer designers and architects, today’s Lego kids are more like assembly line workers.

Another change in the Lego landscape is the weaponry. Popular packages like the Star Wars Republic Gunship and DC Universe Super Heroes’ Battle of Smallville  include missiles, pistols, and weapons racks. And peacenik parents who would never buy a GI Joe figure (deeming a soldier with bayonet and gun too violent–or realistic) strangely don’t blink when Lego instructs their children to place a blaster rifle in the hands of a Clone Trooper. “The Lego Movie” doesn’t include guns. “We studied a lot about what parents would be comfortable with,” says producer Dan Lin, but that doesn’t stop Lego from manufacturing and selling miniature plastic arms for children to play with. In 2010, the company surpassed $1 billion in consumer sales in the United States, reaching its highest share of the US toy market ever.

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Homeland Security to Purchase 141,000 Rounds of Sniper Ammo

The Department of Homeland Security is buying more bullets with a solicitation for over 141,00 rounds of sniper ammunition.

Image: Hornady .308 Winchester Ammo (YouTube).

According to a solicitation posted on FedBizOpps, the federal agency is looking to procure 141,160 rounds of Hornady .308 Winchester 168gr A-MAX TAP ammunition.

Such ammunition is sometimes retailed as “Zombie Max,” a marketing gimmick alluding to its power.

“What makes the .308 ammunition so deadly is the long range capability of the round,” notes James Smith. “The ability is called ballistic coefficient, or the efficiency of a projectile in overcoming air resistance as it travels to its target. According to Speer Reloading Manual Number 13, the .308 165 grain has the highest coefficient of any hunting rifle.”

The latest purchase further illustrates the fallacy of the DHS’ excuse that it is buying bullets in bulk in order to save money.

The federal agency will pay around $1.20 for each round, when a lower grain round could be acquired for around a quarter of the price.

The DHS has faced questions over the last couple of years as to the purpose of its mass ammo purchases which have totaled over 2 billion bullets, with some fearing the federal agency is gearing up for civil unrest.

The majority of the bullets purchased by the DHS were hollow point rounds (one order alone amounted to 450 million of them). Hollow point bullets just happen to be completely unsuitable for training purposes because they cost significantly more money compared to standard firing range bullets, contradicting claims by the DHS that the bullets were merely for training purposes and were bought in bulk to save money.

Large scale DHS bulk buys have contributed to ammo shortages across the country. In April last year, the Government Accountability Office announced that it would be investigating the issue, although no follow up has been forthcoming.

In May last year, the DHS sent out a request for information asking companies if they could provide 2 million bullets within a 30-60 day turnaround period.

In February last year, Law Enforcement Targets Inc., a contractor that had previously done $2 million dollars worth of business with the DHS, was forced to apologize after producing “no more hesitation” shooting targets which depicted pregnant women, children, and elderly gun owners in residential settings as “non-traditional threats.”

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Republican governor signs new bill allowing loaded guns to be carried in bars

 

The 2nd Amendment is once again being expanded and now those who enter a bar have the ability to bring with them their loaded fire arm.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has just signed into law a new bill, S.308, the Concealed Carry Reform Bill, which will allow people to carry loaded weapons into a bar as long as they have a permit to do so. The bill does not allow those carrying the weapon to consume alcohol, but the new law is expected to still generate controversy.

Bill details:

– Allows a CWP holder to carry a firearm into an establishment that serves alcohol, although that person cannot consume alcohol if carrying.

– Allows an owner to ban individuals from carrying firearms in their establishment.

– Removes proof of residency requirements and expands the range of acceptable photo identification that may be used when applying for a CWP.

– Eliminates the 8-hour training requirement for a handgun course, but maintains the topics that must be covered in that class.

– Waives training requirements for individuals that can prove they have completed military basic training or is a retired law enforcement officer that proves graduation from the CJA.

– Deletes the assumption of applicant endorsement by a local sheriff if the sheriff chooses not to comment on a CWP application.

– Simplifies the permit renewal process, eliminates fingerprint checks for renewals, and increases the renewal time to five years.

– Allows SLED to engage in electronic communication with an applicant.

The signing of the Concealed Carry Reform Bill is yet another step in the conservative attempt to team with the NRA and expand gun rights to supporters of the 2nd Amendment. The fine line between sensible gun laws and the extreme is very thin and it’s a battle that will continue to rage on as the years go by.

http://www.examiner.com/article/republican-governor-signs-new-bill-allowing-loaded-guns-to-carried-bars

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Probably the best 2nd Amendment speech ever

Aaron Weiss speaks to the motion to repeal the ‘Safe’ Act at the Dutchess County Legislature NY State March 2013

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The Bill of Rights: A Transcription

The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights: A Transcription

The Preamble to The Bill of Rights

Congress of the United States
begun and held at the City of New-York, on
Wednesday the fourth of March, one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine.

THE Conventions of a number of the States, having at the time of their adopting the Constitution, expressed a desire, in order to prevent misconstruction or abuse of its powers, that further declaratory and restrictive clauses should be added: And as extending the ground of public confidence in the Government, will best ensure the beneficent ends of its institution.

RESOLVED by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America, in Congress assembled, two thirds of both Houses concurring, that the following Articles be proposed to the Legislatures of the several States, as amendments to the Constitution of the United States, all, or any of which Articles, when ratified by three fourths of the said Legislatures, to be valid to all intents and purposes, as part of the said Constitution; viz.

ARTICLES in addition to, and Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, proposed by Congress, and ratified by the Legislatures of the several States, pursuant to the fifth Article of the original Constitution.

Note: The following text is a transcription of the first ten amendments to the Constitution in their original form. These amendments were ratified December 15, 1791, and form what is known as the “Bill of Rights.”


Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Amendment II

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.


Amendment III

No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.


Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Amendment V

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.


Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.


Amendment VII

In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.


Amendment VIII

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.


Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


Amendment X

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.