Powders are carefully measured and poured into the bores of the rifles. Lead projectiles are set at the bores of the rifled-muskets, tapped in slightly before ram-rods follow, in a clatter, to pack the powder as solid as possible for a consistent burn-rate. The percussion cap is placed over the nipple cone and the hammer is retracted. The rifleman takes aim at the target, steadying the long gun before squeezing the trigger.
As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana Jan. 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 1.
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With the 2016 Presidential Election done and over with, the NRA has promised a push against standing Federal and State-level anti-firearms laws already on the books. Wayne LaPierre’s comments are seemingly focused on the State-level. The main goal seems to be to make examples out of California and New York. This is, in no small part, because they are the two most restrictive states in the Union and always have been. The last persisting strongholds of the long defunct Federal Assault Weapons Ban. This is somewhat unfortunate, by my viewpoint, due to the opening that has been presented. The ability to take down some important Federal laws (NFA, GCA, Hughes Amendment of FOPA) and fill Supreme Court seats for the settlement of conflicting Circuit Court cases.
In the wake of the latest firearms control laws implemented in California this past month, you’ll see a large number of pro-firearms proponents bailing out of the state within the final months of the year. Some are fighting “Gunmageddon” by petition and by conceptual design, I should add. However, there are other problems with the state of California, and it’s not just California, but most of the rest of our favorite anti-firearms states. The economies in the states of California, New York and New Jersey are horrendous, to say the least. This is driving many of the anti-firearms proponents out of those states as well. And, with them comes their unconstitutional mindsets and votes.
With the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting coming up, it’s been oddly quiet on the Democratic side. To quote New York resident Aaron Weiss, the “dead children battle cry” is far louder and more frequent the closer the anniversary dates come. We still wait on the answer to why the cry, by the way. Why they stopped is more easily answered.
The Democratic senators had their fun with promoting anti-gun politics up until January 2014, but we’re now watching their ride on Hurricane “Sandy Hook” swing a u-turn on them . As the pendulum swings, we’re watching the Midterms creep up on the country. In other words, all that talk of restricting access firearms and related items having failed is backfiring now . And, just as the pro-firearms groups are assisting with their downfall, but also the anti-firearms groups. The politicians who wished to ride through the storm quietly have and will inevitably be promoted by groups like Gifford’s Americans for Responsible Solutions and Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, in some manner. These groups’ have their own agendas and goals, and they will not be silenced in their endeavors. Though, Gifford’s is failing to make the elections about guns… in her favor. Continue reading Midterms & Repercussions