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Illogical .223 ban won't go without a court battle, thanks to SAF.

Writing for SAF, general counsel Miko Tempski tells Jones, “This proposal is just an attempt to limit firearms rights because the President’s other such attempts have been blocked through constitutional checks and balances on his power.

SAF Authorizes Court Action If .223  Ammo Ban Is Implemented

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has authorized court action if the proposed ban on .223-caliber ammunition is implemented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the foundation’s general counsel has warned in a letter to BATFE Director B. Todd Jones.

Writing for SAF, general counsel Miko Tempski tells Jones, “This proposal is just an attempt to limit firearms rights because the President’s other such attempts have been blocked through constitutional checks and balances on his power.

“Should the BATFE lawlessly proceed on this path,” Tempski warns, “SAF intends to call on those checks and balances to stop the Administration’s executive overreach again.”

Tempski’s three-page letter dissects the BATFE proposal, noting repeatedly that M855 ammunition at the center of this controversy “is not armor piercing pursuant to the definition in the statute.” The federal provisions requires that a cartridge fire a “full jacketed projectile large than .22-caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun…,” or to otherwise be fit for use in a handgun and have a core “entirely constructed” form a specific list of non-lead metals to be prohibited.

Tempski explained that the M855 round does not meet either of these criteria. He said the first definition, “fails immediately as the 5.56 x 45 mm round is not designed and intended for use in a handgun,” and he questioned the ATF’s honesty with regard to the second definition, noting that a “small tip of steel making up less than 1/6th of the projectile cannot be used to claim the bullet or its core are “entirely” steel.

“The proposed framework,” he writes, “intends to define the intended purpose of ammunition based on the availability of certain types of handguns made for it. Such a circular definition is highly illogical in any context.”

The comment period remains open through March 16. People may submit comments to:
EmailAPAComments@atf.gov

Fax: (202) 648-9741.

Mail: Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

Illogical .223 ban won’t go without a court battle, thanks to SAF.

Writing for SAF, general counsel Miko Tempski tells Jones, “This proposal is just an attempt to limit firearms rights because the President’s other such attempts have been blocked through constitutional checks and balances on his power.

SAF Authorizes Court Action If .223  Ammo Ban Is Implemented

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has authorized court action if the proposed ban on .223-caliber ammunition is implemented by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the foundation’s general counsel has warned in a letter to BATFE Director B. Todd Jones.

Writing for SAF, general counsel Miko Tempski tells Jones, “This proposal is just an attempt to limit firearms rights because the President’s other such attempts have been blocked through constitutional checks and balances on his power.

“Should the BATFE lawlessly proceed on this path,” Tempski warns, “SAF intends to call on those checks and balances to stop the Administration’s executive overreach again.”

Tempski’s three-page letter dissects the BATFE proposal, noting repeatedly that M855 ammunition at the center of this controversy “is not armor piercing pursuant to the definition in the statute.” The federal provisions requires that a cartridge fire a “full jacketed projectile large than .22-caliber designed and intended for use in a handgun…,” or to otherwise be fit for use in a handgun and have a core “entirely constructed” form a specific list of non-lead metals to be prohibited.

Tempski explained that the M855 round does not meet either of these criteria. He said the first definition, “fails immediately as the 5.56 x 45 mm round is not designed and intended for use in a handgun,” and he questioned the ATF’s honesty with regard to the second definition, noting that a “small tip of steel making up less than 1/6th of the projectile cannot be used to claim the bullet or its core are “entirely” steel.

“The proposed framework,” he writes, “intends to define the intended purpose of ammunition based on the availability of certain types of handguns made for it. Such a circular definition is highly illogical in any context.”

The comment period remains open through March 16. People may submit comments to:
EmailAPAComments@atf.gov

Fax: (202) 648-9741.

Mail: Denise Brown, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20226: ATTN: AP Ammo Comments.

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Just released “The Script”. Deaf vocalist and musical savant, team up.

Mandy Harvey and Derek Amato are Friends and Patriots whose unique gifts must be seen! Mandy is a trained vocalist who lost all of her hearing when a young student in college. She now feels the vibrations off the floor to keep tempo and time! Her ability to sing without hearing is unbelievable!

Derek Amato had an accident which caused a massive concussion and gave him “acquired musical savant syndrome”. This means where he had no ability to play music, piano and guitar, he now plays fluidly!

Hear their first release named “The Script”. A beautiful song written and produced by Bryce Bordone and Alex Gagnion.

Just released "The Script". Deaf vocalist and musical savant, team up.

Mandy Harvey and Derek Amato are Friends and Patriots whose unique gifts must be seen! Mandy is a trained vocalist who lost all of her hearing when a young student in college. She now feels the vibrations off the floor to keep tempo and time! Her ability to sing without hearing is unbelievable!

Derek Amato had an accident which caused a massive concussion and gave him “acquired musical savant syndrome”. This means where he had no ability to play music, piano and guitar, he now plays fluidly!

Hear their first release named “The Script”. A beautiful song written and produced by Bryce Bordone and Alex Gagnion.

My Experience: In Memory of Chief Chris Kyle, Friend and Hero

Colorodo Elk Hunting Trip with wounded vets

 Feb. 2nd will be marked on my heart forever.

I had the honor of knowing Chris Kyle and calling him a friend.

We met at SHOT Show in the Outdoor Channel office and I simply wanted to shake his hand and tell him “Thank You for your service”.   He invited me and a couple friends to attend a VIP party where we got to talk some more.  I am very intuitive about those who aren’t comfortable saying what they actually need to transition well, especially warriors.  I also tend to ask a lot of questions.   I was able to learn more about what was going on with his business and what his hopes and dreams were.  As I do for any warrior that I have worked with, I offered some ideas and told him I’d let him know if I found anything that he might like to do.  I knew this much, the man needed a vacation with other warriors… and he liked to hunt.

Shortly before he and Chad Littlefield were murdered, I had an opportunity to arrange for him to go on an Elk hunt in Colorado, with combat wounded warriors (pictured above).   When he returned, he wrote me saying what a great time he had, thanked me for making it happen and asked;

“How can a washed up old sniper like me do this for a living?”

Like most returning warriors, he needed to be in service to others and was a natural leader to those whose experience he could also understand.  It made him feel alive.

Chris was always humble and gracious.  I laughed, knowing that with my experience in non-profit start ups, a network of patriots who give selflessly to veteran causes and the endless supply of warriors needing this kind of connection, Chris could finally do exactly what he wanted and be very successful with it!  He was never looking for money or fame, he simply wanted to live out his days as an inspiration to his brothers, as they were truly an inspiration to him.

I began the market research, as well as, sending opportunities for licensing deals his way to help keep some money coming in and PR going out.   Often, the hardest person to promote is yourself, especially when you are part of a Special Ops community because you are opening yourself up to criticism for doing so.  As humble a warrior as he was, he would never self-promote.  He wouldn’t even take a cut of his book.  He gave the proceeds to the families of those who lost their lives in the SEAL community.

The sky was the limit for our partnership and a new day of hope had begun for both of us, I believe.  I was confident that he found what he truly wanted to do and could support his family while doing it.  Having the opportunity to work with him, even if only for a short time, was one of the great honors of my career.  I’ve heard people say that his family saw a difference in him, after that experience.  I am glad I made a positive impact on their lives while he was still with them.  That is all we can hope to do for those who have sacrificed so much in service to us.  Never forget that the families sacrifice as well!

When I learned of his murder, it was if a wave had crashed down on everything I thought was right in the world at the time.  It was so senseless, unexpected in his own backyard, yet we had talked about security and watching his back.  He would always be the “Devil of Ramadi” with a bounty on his head.   Chris didn’t let that stop him from living and moving about, enjoying life out of the sandbox, as he rightfully should.   While he still had a hard time trusting people in general, he also walked around with a sense of safety being on his home land, especially in Texas and with other veterans.

I attended the memorial with his BUDS roommate, along with the friends and family thanks to generous people who made sure we both were able to go on such short notice.  We were among true patriots such as; Sarah Palin, Dean Cane, Randy Travis and many other notable folks.  There was a ‘sea of SEAL’s he had come to know on his life’s journey and in ritual respect and mourning, laid their tridents on his casket (as pictured). It was heartbreaking to see so many, so hurt.Chris' casket w tridents

The elephant in the arena that day was the total disrespect from the Obama Administration.    Their lack of attendance and simple acknowledgement of our country’s loss was disgusting.  Especially noted by those of us who saw that they showed up to the funeral of a little girl killed by gunfire in Chicago, shortly thereafter.  Not that an inner city child didn’t deserve the respect, but it was seemingly a slap in the face to those who expected someone, ANYONE from the White House at Chris’ memorial.   It appeared very purposeful and I believe they disliked Chris because of his 2nd Amendment support, large veteran and civilian following and his books.  He was a threat to their agenda, plain and simple.  It still angers me to think about it.

There are some first hand accounts of his memorial floating around from other attendees which are factually correct. Rather than reiterate their stories, I’ve posted the best on my website and have added my experience here.  The Patriotism that was displayed that day by those who attended was awesome. Especially the Patriot Guard armed with tall flags, surrounding the stadium, both inside and out.  There was apparently a Westboro showing, but they were run off immediately. I can only imagine the aggressiveness that was shown by these amazing patriots to keep the memorial scum-free.

The streets were lined with people who came out with signs of condolence and support. They stood in the rain to pay their respects as we drove to his final resting place from Dallas to Austin. There were mothers with children (likely taken out of school that day), disabled veterans and elderly in wheelchairs, and everyone in between.  It was a picture of HOPE that American idealism and Patriotism is not dead. The press (less Texas) portrayed the opposite by their lack of coverage on the true events of that day.  However, those who were there know that we are still a country of Patriots with ideals and powers that are higher then ourselves we answer to.   Unity and love poured out for our country and its fallen hero.  It moved me more than anything I have ever seen and keeps me in the fight for what is right, to this day.  I know this much…

The Jihadists currently threatening to kill our military families or anyone else for that matter, won’t want to see what that looks like if they try to mess with them in person.  The shear number of civilian patriots who support veterans are totally underestimated!  Anyone threatening their community must realize that they have at minimum, at least 60-100 others to stand behind each of them and we are growing every day, thanks to this movie and our combined efforts.  With a community of at least 2% of our population, that’s quite a force to be reckoned with! 

It is my calling to help unite those of like mind and network for good. Chris would have wanted that for me and for our country. Whatever we can do, we MUST do. If we cannot DO something then we must GIVE something, to someone who can. There is a lot to be done and we cannot sit silently in fear that something will happen if we do.

Our time is short and their deaths must not be in vain. CHRIS & CHAD – WE WILL NOT GIVE UP THE FIGHT!

Join us:  contact@patriotpromotions.us   Our mission is to UNITE in business, action and deed to help those who served to thrive… not simply survive!

 

TacDaddy Interviews Friend and Patriot, Kelly Sampsel – Competitive Shooter

Chris Kyle wasn’t a “savage”. Commentary by Michael Totten

American Sniper - Commentary by Michael Totten

Chris Kyle wasn't a "savage". Commentary by Michael Totten

American Sniper - Commentary by Michael Totten

Chula Vista PD’s explaination on causes for Police Harrassment

Best reasoning for "police harassment" to date!

Credit: Unknown source, provided by Aunt Pat’s Patriot Rants

> POLICE Harassment…yeah, it happens. Usually like this….

> Recently, the Chula Vista , California Police Department ran an e-mail forum with the local community (a question and answer exchange) with the topic being, “Community Policing.”
> One of the civilian e-mail participants posed the following question:
>
> QUESTION:
> “I would like to know how it is possible for police officers to continually harass people and get away with it?”
>
> From the “other side” (the law enforcement side) Sgt. Bennett, obviously a cop with a sense of humor, replied:
>
> ANSWER:
> “First of all, let me tell you this…it’s not easy. In Chula Vista , we average one cop for every 600 people. Only about 60% of those cops are on general duty (or what you might refer to as “patrol”) where we do most of our harassing. The rest are in non-harassing departments that do not allow them contact with the day to day innocents. At any given moment, only one-fifth of the 60% patrollers are on duty and available for harassing people while the rest are off duty. So roughly, one cop is responsible for harassing about 5,000 residents.
> When you toss in the commercial business, and tourist locations that attract people from other areas, sometimes you have a situation where a single cop is responsible for harassing 10,000 or more people a day.
> Now, your average ten-hour shift runs 36,000 seconds long. This gives a cop one second to harass a person, and then only three-fourths of a second to eat a donut AND then find a new person to harass. This is not an easy task. To be honest, most cops are not up to this challenge day in and day out. It is just too tiring. What we do is utilize some tools to help us narrow down those people which we can realistically harass.”
> The tools available to us are as follow:
> PHONE: People will call us up and point out things that cause us to focus on a person for special harassment. “My neighbor is beating his wife” is a code phrase used often. This means we’ll come out and give somebody some special harassment.
> Another popular one: “There’s a guy breaking into a house.” The harassment team is then put into action.
> CARS: We have special cops assigned to harass people who drive. They like to harass the drivers of fast cars, cars with no insurance or no driver’s licenses and the like. It’s lots of fun when you pick them out of traffic for nothing more obvious than running a red light.
>
> Sometimes you get to really heap the harassment on when you find they have drugs in the car, they are drunk, or have an outstanding warrant on file.
> RUNNERS: Some people take off running just at the sight of a police officer. Nothing is quite as satisfying as running after them like a beagle on the scent of a bunny. When you catch them you can harass them for hours to determine why they didn’t want to talk to us.
> STATUTES: When we don’t have PHONES or CARS and have nothing better to do, there are actually books that give us ideas for reasons to harass folks. They are called “Statutes”; Criminal Codes, Motor Vehicle Codes, etc…They all spell out all sorts of things for which you can really mess with people. After you read the statute, you can just drive around for awhile until you find someone violating one of these listed offenses and harass them.
> “Just last week I saw a guy trying to steal a car. Well, there’s this book we have that says that’s not allowed. That meant I got permission to harass this guy. It’s a really cool system that we’ve set up, and it works pretty well. We seem to have a never-ending supply of folks to harass. And we get away with it. Why? Because for the good citizens who pay the tab, we try to keep the streets safe for them, and they pay us to “harass” some people.
> Next time you are in my town, give me the old “single finger wave.” That’s another one of those codes. It means, “You can’t harass me.” It’s one of our favorites.
> Hopefully sir, this has clarified to you a little bit better how we harass the good citizens of Chula Vista .”

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