Sunday, January 27, 2013

Firearms laws of our colonies and today

Our original colonies and founding fathers knew how important it was to own firearms.  Many of the colonies even required all able bodied families to own a firearm or be taxed.

One brave individual has petitioned the government to pass the same kind of law.  Many people would say that it  is unconstitutional to tax someone for not wanting to own a firearm. But I believe it is in the same as forcing people to have health insurance or be taxed (pay a penalty) or have car insurance, car tags etc.  You know all of those things that the gov requires us to purchase.

Below is a copy of the petition.  If you believe as I in the right to keep and bear arms.  If you believe in a need to go back to our constitutional roots.  Then please sign the petition and pass it along to every one you can the petition needs 100,000 signatures by February 17th in order to get an audience.  Strange that most only required 25,000 in 30 days and they quadrupled the requirement for this one.  They have a long way to go......  The link to click is at the very bottom of the article...

Project Amendment 28 - Require Firearms Ownership

In order to provide for the security of the individual, state and general well-being of the country, all able bodied individuals shall be required to own one modern firearm and ten rounds of associated ammunition.
Individuals are required to receive firearms training. Exceptions shall be made for those adjudicated mentally ill, convicted of a crime of domestic violence, a felony, or have been separated from the military with a Dishonorable Discharge.
Individuals that are fundamentally opposed to owning a firearm shall be taxed and each year shall register with the government as firearms objectors until age 62 or until proven by a medical doctor to be unable to operate a firearm.
If an individual is unable to purchase a firearm one shall be provided by the Federal Government.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A picture is worth a thousand words or a million in this case

Here we are in a modern day country with many historical events repeating themselves. Take this one for example!!!

Friday, January 18, 2013

About what our "president" is trying to do to our rights... My opinion...

Propaganda defined:
  1. publicity to promote something: information put out by an organization or government to promote a policy, idea, or cause
  2. misleading publicity: deceptive or distorted information that is systematically spread
Is what our government spreading distorted or deceptive information?
I would say yes.  The definition of an assault or military rifle according to the BATF is a weapon with a selective fire switch which allows the shooter to "switch" the weapon over to full automatic or bursts.  Our military uses these such weapons and has been illegal for just anyone to own since 1968.  I would hate to see what would happen if our military had to use the kind of weapons that we can purchase right now.  We would probably not win a battle against a third world country!!! 
The weapons that the government is touting as "assault" weapons are not that at all.  They are only semiautomatic which means you must pull the trigger for every shot.  A Ruger 10/22 is just that type of gun and can be dressed up with plastic furniture to resemble a military M16 rifle but it is still just a 10/22 underneath.  That is similar to the kits that were sold in the late 70's for VW bugs.  You could take the body off and replace it with a replica Ferrari or Lamborghini body.  Did that turn that vehicle into a Lamborghini?  No it was still a Volkswagen underneath.  I could put on a princess dress, fix my hair and put on make-up, Would that make me a princess?  No still just a tom boy that feeds chickens, goats and pigs everyday underneath.
So to lump all the look alike's in with the real thing is pretty ignorant of the masses.  They are uneducated and misinformed... Propaganda has done this misinforming.
History has taught us that a tyrannical government must first disarm the masses before they can take over.  This was shown to be quite effective with the reign of Hitler in Nazi Germany starting with the "Gun Control act of 1938". 
Our Second amendment:
"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."
Now alot of people would argue that the term "militia" would mean only the military.  But in the times of the colonies it had a very different meaning.  This was essentially every free, white male (not being racist, this was the thought process back then).
At the time that the constitution was ratified many of the colonies had laws that forced EVERY HOUSEHOLD to be armed and if you did not have a weapon you could be fined.  Virginia passed a law that stated you must go to church on the sabbath and you must bring your gun to church with you.
Our forefathers recognized that a well armed home would be a safer home since criminals will always prey on the ones that can not or are less likely to be able to defend themselves.  To make my point:
Has anyone heard of a crazy man going in and shooting up a local sheriffs office?
No... The criminals always go to places that they know will not be armed and will be an easy target.  They always go to known "gun free" zones.  This is where they will meet with the least resistance and have the best chance of carrying out their evil plans.
Obviously crime rates have not gone down with decreasing the ability to own weapons.  For example in New York City where it is pretty much illegal to own guns:
For the first week of this year:
Murder 7
Rape 31
Robbery 384
Felony assault 353
Burglary 329
grand larceny 760
How about Washington DC where it is totally illegal to own a gun:
Murder rate is 650% of national average 
Rape 121%
Robbery 481%
Assault 288%
Burglary 104%
Larceny 141%
Motor vehicle theft 383%
Looks like gun control has worked well for them....  NOT!!!!!
Here is an entire years worth of date from the entire state of North Carolina which allows permissive open carry:
2010 Crime (Actual Data)*Incidents
Aggravated Assault2,796
Forcible Rape239
Larceny and Theft22,711
Motor Vehicle Theft2,665
Murder and Manslaughter61
 They are as an entire state less than the national average.  They are very close by Washington DC and New York in terms of location which is why I used them as an example.
And I can only imagine how Obama's hometown of Chicago ranks with all of their gun control and crime!!!!!
So my point is:  The politicians need to grow a brain cell.  Look at the statistics.  Quit with all of the Nazi type Propaganda and follow our constitution.  And really???? Hiding behind a bunch of kids (Obama with the kids at his speech) in hopes of pulling heart strings... That was about as low as it gets.  Maybe he should stand next to car wreck survivors and ask to ban all of the cars in the country!!!  Or plane wreck victims families...
Does he really think that a 10 year old would have the knowledge of what an assault rifle really is?  And why should all the adults in the country think that either?  Would they have a kid tell them how they should do their budget??? Yet they are going to have a kid tell them how to control crime????
Hitler disarmed his country before taking over... He knew they could not fight back without weapons...  Are we going to turn into the modern day Nazi Germany?  Run by a tyrannical leader that first disarms the population, has the constitution changed so that he can run a 3rd term or maybe longer.  Uses his executive power to do pretty much as he wills and threatens our congress if they do not bow to  his wishes.
Hitler was a smooth talker that slowly manipulated the people into thinking he was the messiah born again.  History always repeats itself... Does it not???
This is my opinion.  I am sure there are many that would disagree and I will right now agree to disagree with you folks... For the minute I still have the freedom of speech but I am sure that one is on the list also to remove!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

free seed starting greenhouses

I feel spring coming on and sure enough it is time to start the seeds indoors for this years garden.  I wanted to share an idea that I had for a FREE way to make green houses to start your seeds in.  This will also work for a way to grow things like lettuce indoors during the winter.

I have a friend that works in a food pantry and free meal program at her church.  They get lots of cakes donated from the local stores.  She has been saving the plastic containers the cakes come in.

 I turned one upside down and then set another on top.
I bought some small jiffy pots off of eBay.  They were $42 for 500 pots which should be plenty for starting seeds for several years.  I soaked the pots in some hydroponic solution.  The pots are small but I figured the solution would give them the nutrients needed to start good strong plants.

I then used wood sticks and dowels to make floating dividers to divide up the pots.
Then I wrote on the container what was in each row
I am only planting heirloom varieties this year.  We have never saved seeds before but that is our goal this year and also enough produce to sell at the farmers market and put up a years worth of food for our family of 9 (kids and grandkids included).

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Goat Dilemma

I have three dairy goats.  This fall they came into heat and were bred by our darling little buck.  In December I went about drying them off so that their bodies could be ready for the new baby and freshening.  I cut back their feed and cut back on milking first to once a day and then to every other day.  Within 2 weeks 2 of the girls were totally dry.
BUT.... Ginger will not dry off.  Every other day when I go out her udder is full and tight.

She continues to give me 1/2 gallon every other day.  Maybe she is not pregnant??? When I feel her tummy in the stand in front of her udder it is just as hard as can be.  She has a wide tummy, but then she loves her treats...  I tried to feel for fetal movement and I can feel movement but maybe it is just her Rumin...  Also after she was bred she never came back into heat...  I guess when February comes and goes which is when she is due we will know for sure if she really got bred or if for some reason she is faking and it did not take....

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Concealing a handgun in a regular purse

A few months ago my hubby and I went for our training and applied for our concealed carry licenses.  With all the craziness going around we would both feel better with our 1911's handy. They were approved and now comes the daunting task of figuring out how to carry a concealed weapon. Concealing his is easy especially in the winter.  A nice holster does the trick.  But for me I had a big problem.  All of the concealment purses are way too small for my choice of handgun which is a government model 1911 with a 5 inch barrel.  Not exactly a small weapon.  The few purses that I found that "might" fit were almost as expensive as buying another gun.  So those were not an option.  Well I put on my thinking cap, got out my crochet hook and here is what I came up with:

Can  you see my gun???

When I look in my purse all I can see is what appears to be a stocking cap.
Arkansas laws say that a visible outline is okay as long as you can not see the metal or furniture of the weapon.

Here is the gun in its cozy out of my purse

So please let me know what you all think of this idea.  I had never seen anything like this and I looked on eBay and couldn't find anything.  If you have seen something similar to this please let me know.  It took me about 2 hours to crochet this, but hey without a pattern and winging it I thought that was not too bad...

The cool thing about this is as long as I have one in the tube all I have to do is pull back the hammer and pull the trigger, which can all be done without taking it out of the cozy.  Yes it will ruin the cozy, but hey whats 2 hours of crochet if it saves my life?????