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April 3, 2014: The Zombies Strike Again (Ft. Hood Massacre II)

Posted in ARMS, MILITARY, RANTS, Second Amendment by Uncle Jaque on 04/04/2014

Another Ft. Hood shooting; again our Soldiers are forced to cower, try to hide or run away from an armed assailant while they are strictly disarmed and rendered essentially defenseless, like sheep to the slaughter.

This while we are supposedly “at War” with no front lines and no really safe areas “to the rear” as we have become accustomed to in previous conflicts.  Not even the Officers on duty are allowed to carry sidearms as they traditionally have been for generations. 

It seems that political correctness has trumped tactical reality in today’s military, where the enemy is given every possible advantage and our heroes are rounded up before them like fish in a barrel or targets in a shooting gallery, bound up by ridiculous “rules of engagement” in combat and disarmed in areas where it is assumed the enemy will not seek them out.

Rush said yesterday that it was GW Bush who disarmed the stateside military.
Others lay the blame at Clinton’s feet.
Neither of them were any friend of the 2A IIRC, and IIRC BUSH banned the importation and sale of NORINCO Chinese arms and ammo in the US despite his general affinity for and submission to the Chicoms.

Clinton liked to sell military technology (LORAN for example) to the Chicoms with total impunity while Israeli “spies” – like Jonathan POLLARD – rot in prison for life.
Didn’t GWB used to be the US Diplomat to China?
Of course all presidents of both parties since have seen fit to keep our military cooped up, disarmed, and vulnerable to attack even when the “front lines” of war dissolved and no place was safe from Islamic Jihad – especially after 9/11/01/.

I still think the perp was probably an MK ULTRA mind controlled weaponized zombie
http://www.mindspring.com/~txporter/sec3.htm
like most of the previous mass shooters who seem to come out of the woodwork on cue whenever Emperor Obeyme needs a distraction from one of his embarrassments (like his ACA) or justification for his civilian disarmament agenda.
He fits the pattern; history of “mental health issues” – being treated in a government controlled clinical setting – and often on government provided psychotropic medication.

3Zombies-GunProblem

These humanoid drones usually seem to be programmed to self destruct before they can be captured and possibly “remember” their programming. Much like Adam LANZA the Sandy Hook killer did, the latest Ft. Hood shooter punched his own ticket too, as soon as he was confronted by an armed MP (at least they let the MPs be armed on duty – I was under the impression only civilian contractor Security personel were allowed arms on base the last time).
When the risk of incapacitation and capture was imminent, he couldn’t not kill himself; it’s what he was programmed to do.

Those who are taken alive are promptly swept away and kept in close federal confinement after which they are only seen in public in court where they are obviously drugged into a catatonic state.

BatmanZombie-Court

I have a feeling they are probably kept that way for the rest of their miserable lives, after their brains are chemically if not surgically scrubbed.
If any evidence of their programming is not destroyed, it will be carefully hidden by the government – probably forever.

How many more of the regime’s zombies will be deployed against both military and innocent civilian targets as Obeymecare collapses and the mid term elections draw nigh? 

It seems that a few more distractions may be adventageous to the powers that be in the near future…. so stand by.

We might want to avoid “Gun Free” target rich environments for a while … (WE are the targets BTW)… pray for those who cannot avoid them – like our kids who have to go to school or those of us who have to go to work in such vulnerable environments.

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Archival list of my postings on GUNBOARDS Forum:

Posted in ARMS, Firearms: Curios and Relics. by Uncle Jaque on 07/27/2010

Just for reference – over the past several years I have posted a lot of technical material and photos on this forum, and some people occasionally ask me for it when they can’t find it on the boards.

The vast majority of postings here relate to “Curio and Relic” class collectible military surplus firearms, which I like to collect, tinker with and shoot.


http://forums.gunboards.com/search.php?searchid=549331

The Forgotten Declaration of 1775

For some time now, since the Obama Syndicate (I refuse to call it a legitimate “Administration”, for it obviously is not ) has seized power over the United States Constitution and control of a significant percentage if not a majority of the means of production and national infrastructure upon which the American People are dependent for our livelihoods, if not our very existence, the veil of political discretion between this organized criminal syndicate and it’s primary agenda of excersizing raw tyranny over it’s generally unwilling subjects has been coming down fast.


Coincidentally, if not consequently, American Patriots who have for some time been discretely alluding to thinly veiled thoughts of massive civil disobedience to unconstitutional dictates and illegitimate laws if not outright revolt against this overtly criminal, communist oppressor, seem to be lowering the veils as well and laying formerly held discretion and fear of retaliation aside in their patriotic fervor and outrage.

We certainly live in interesting times – but on the basis of what I’m reading on the internet as well as my e mails and hearing in casual conversations lately, it seems that we may be living in very dangerous times as well.

With the political power play by the commucrat party and it’s corrupt politicians to force European Union style socialized medicine upon the population, a majority of whom (especially those of us who are REAL American Citizens who do not live on government welfare and vote Democrat for a living) are resolutely opposed to this further government usurpation of control over our personal lives and property, the frustration and anger – building now to a crescendo of communal, national rage – may be approaching critical mass.

I also heard Rush Limbaugh recently mention how our Founding Fathers revolted against the British Crown in response to governmental abuses which he opines were far less egregious than those which we are suffering under in our day.

As we are surely aware, our founding documents, in particular the Declaration of Independence, clearly leaves for us not only our rights as American Citizens as to how we may respond to the governmental usurpation of God – granted, blood – bought rights and private property, as our Founders fully anticipated that government allowed to follow it’s natural proclivities to grow and wax tyrannical over time ultimately would – but our solemn DUTY and OBLIGATIONS as patriotic Citizens of a free Constitutional Republic as well.

As Americans, we owe these obligations not only to ourselves and our generation, but to our children and generations of Americans yet unborn. By God’s grace and our common commitment to our sacred patriotic duty, as dearly sacrificial as that may prove to be, may they live to enjoy the Liberty and prosperity which all too many of us have come to take for granted.

What I do not hear publicly mentioned, however, is a little known but IMHO similarly profound Founding Document which preceded the more famous Declaration by about a year, and which might be useful for those of us who wish to examine our historical precedent as to when tyrannical usurpations, transgressions, and abuses by a government against it’s subjects becomes truly “intolerable”.

I happened upon a transcript of this little known Founding document quite by accident while conducting research on an unrelated matter.


Despite it’s archaic rhetoric, I found it to be a very moving and passionate patriotic thesis which provides a lot of insight into America’s revolutionary beginnings. Some of the passages and phrases in it literally moved me to tears in their patriotic fervor, zeal, and brilliance.

I have taken the liberty of adding emphasis on some of what I sense to be the more poignant phrases.

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July, 1775

A Declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North-America, Now Met in Congress at Philadelphia, Setting Forth the Causes and Necessity of Their Taking Up Arms.(1)

If it was possible for men, who exercise their reason to believe, that the divine Author of our existence intended a part of the human race to hold an absolute property in, and an unbounded power over others, marked out by his infinite goodness and wisdom, as the objects of a legal domination never rightfully resistible, however severe and oppressive, the inhabitants of these colonies might at least require from the parliament of Great-Britain some evidence, that this dreadful authority over them, has been granted to that body.

But a reverance for our Creator, principles of humanity, and the dictates of common sense, must convince all those who reflect upon the subject, that government was instituted to promote the welfare of mankind, and ought to be administered for the attainment of that end.

The legislature of Great-Britain, however, stimulated by an inordinate passion for a power not only unjustifiable, but which they know to be peculiarly reprobated by the very constitution of that kingdom, and desparate of success in any mode of contest, where regard should be had to truth, law, or right, have at length, deserting those, attempted to effect their cruel and impolitic purpose of enslaving these colonies by violence, and have thereby rendered it necessary for us to close with their last appeal from reason to arms. – Yet, however blinded that assembly may be, by their intemperate rage for unlimited domination, so to sight justice and the opinion of mankind, we esteem ourselves bound by obligations of respect to the rest of the world, to make known the justice of our cause.

Our forefathers, inhabitants of the island of Great-Britain, left their native land, to seek on these shores a residence for civil and religious freedom.

At the expense of their blood, at the hazard of their fortunes, without the least charge to the country from which they removed, by unceasing labour, and an unconquerable spirit, they effected settlements in the distant and unhospitable wilds of America, then filled with numerous and warlike barbarians.

— Societies or governments, vested with perfect legislatures, were formed under charters from the crown, and an harmonious intercourse was established between the colonies and the kingdom from which they derived their origin. The mutual benefits of this union became in a short time so extraordinary, as to excite astonishment. It is universally confessed, that the amazing increase of the wealth, strength, and navigation of the realm, arose from this source; and the minister, who so wisely and successfully directed the measures of Great-Britain in the late war, publicly declared, that these colonies enabled her to triumph over her enemies.

–Towards the conclusion of that war, it pleased our sovereign to make a change in his counsels. — From that fatal movement, the affairs of the British empire began to fall into confusion, and gradually sliding from the summit of glorious prosperity, to which they had been advanced by the virtues and abilities of one man, are at length distracted by the convulsions, that now shake it to its deepest foundations. — The new ministry finding the brave foes of Britain, though frequently defeated, yet still contending, took up the unfortunate idea of granting them a hasty peace, and then subduing her faithful friends.

These devoted colonies were judged to be in such a state, as to present victories without bloodshed, and all the easy emoluments of statuteable plunder. — The uninterrupted tenor of their peaceable and respectful behaviour from the beginning of colonization, their dutiful, zealous, and useful services during the war, though so recently and amply acknowledged in the most honourable manner by his majesty, by the late king, and by parliament, could not save them from the meditated innovations.

— Parliament was influenced to adopt the pernicious project, and assuming a new power over them, have in the course of eleven years, given such decisive specimens of the spirit and consequences attending this power, as to leave no doubt concerning the effects of acquiescence under it. They have undertaken to give and grant our money without our consent, though we have ever exercised an exclusive right to dispose of our own property; statutes have been passed for extending the jurisdiction of courts of admiralty and vice-admiralty beyond their ancient limits; for depriving us of the accustomed and inestimable privilege of trial by jury, in cases affecting both life and property; for suspending the legislature of one of the colonies; for interdicting all commerce to the capital of another; and for altering fundamentally the form of government established by charter, and secured by acts of its own legislature solemnly confirmed by the crown; for exempting the “murderers” of colonists from legal trial, and in effect, from punishment;

for erecting in a neighbouring province, acquired by the joint arms of Great-Britain and America, a despotism dangerous to our very existence; and for quartering soldiers upon the colonists in time of profound peace. It has also been resolved in parliament, that colonists charged with committing certain offences, shall be transported to England to be tried.

But why should we enumerate our injuries in detail? By one statute it is declared, that parliament can of right make laws to bind us in all cases whatsoever.

What is to defend us against so enormous, so unlimited a power?

Not a single man of those who assume it, is chosen by us; or is subject to our control or influence; but, on the contrary, they are all of them exempt from the operation of such laws, and an American revenue, if not diverted from the ostensible purposes for which it is raised, would actually lighten their own burdens in proportion, as they increase ours.
We saw the misery to which such despotism would reduce us. We for ten years incessantly and ineffectually besieged the throne as supplicants; we reasoned, we remonstrated with parliament, in the most mild and decent language.

Administration sensible that we should regard these oppressive measures as freemen ought to do, sent over fleets and armies to enforce them. The indignation of the Americans was roused, it is true; but it was the indignation of a virtuous, loyal, and affectionate people.

A Congress of delegates from the United Colonies was assembled at Philadelphia, on the fifth day of last September. We resolved again to offer an humble and dutiful petition to the King, and also addressed our fellow-subjects of Great-Britain. We have pursued every temperate, every respectful measure; we have even proceeded to break off our commercial intercourse with our fellow-subjects, as the last peaceable admonition, that our attachment to no nation upon earth should supplant our attachment to liberty. — This, we flattered ourselves, was the ultimate step of the controversy: but subsequent events have shewn, how vain was this hope of finding moderation in our enemies.

Several threatening expressions against the colonies were inserted in his majesty’s speech; our petition, tho’ we were told it was a decent one, and that his majesty had been pleased to receive it graciously, and to promise laying it before his parliament, was huddled into both houses among a bundle of American papers, and there neglected.

The lords and commons in their address, in the month of February, said, that a rebellion at that time actually existed within the province of Massachusetts-Bay; and that those concerned with it, had been countenanced and encouraged by unlawful combinations and engagements, entered into by his majesty’s subjects in several of the other colonies; and therefore they besought his majesty, that he would take the most effectual measures to inforce due obediance to the laws and authority of the supreme legislature.

— Soon after, the commercial intercourse of whole colonies, with foreign countries, and with each other, was cut off by an act of parliament; by another several of them were intirely prohibited from the fisheries in the seas near their coasts, on which they always depended for their sustenance; and large reinforcements of ships and troops were immediately sent over to general Gage.

Fruitless were all the entreaties, arguments, and eloquence of an illustrious band of the most distinguished peers, and commoners, who nobly and strenuously asserted the justice of our cause, to stay, or even to mitigate the heedless fury with which these accumulated and unexampled outrages were hurried on.
— equally fruitless was the interference of the city of London, of Bristol, and many other respectable towns in our favor. Parliament adopted an insidious manoeuvre calculated to divide us, to establish a perpetual auction of taxations where colony should bid against colony, all of them uninformed what ransom would redeem their lives; and thus to extort from us, at the point of the bayonet, the unknown sums that should be sufficient to gratify, if possible to gratify, ministerial rapacity, with the miserable indulgence left to us of raising, in our own mode, the prescribed tribute.
What terms more rigid and humiliating could have been dictated by remorseless victors to conquered enemies? in our circumstances to accept them, would be to deserve them.

Soon after the intelligence of these proceedings arrived on this continent, general Gage, who in the course of the last year had taken possession of the town of Boston, in the province of Massachusetts-Bay, and still occupied it a garrison, on the 19th day of April, sent out from that place a large detachment of his army, who made an unprovoked assault on the inhabitants of the said province, at the town of Lexington, as appears by the affidavits of a great number of persons, some of whom were officers and soldiers of that detachment, murdered eight of the inhabitants, and wounded many others.

From thence the troops proceeded in warlike array to the town of Concord, where they set upon another party of the inhabitants of the same province, killing several and wounding more, until compelled to retreat by the country people suddenly assembled to repel this cruel aggression. Hostilities, thus commenced by the British troops, have been since prosecuted by them without regard to faith or reputation.

— The inhabitants of Boston being confined within that town by the general their governor, and having, in order to procure their dismission, entered into a treaty with him, it was stipulated that the said inhabitants having deposited their arms with their own magistrate, should have liberty to depart, taking with them their other effects. They accordingly delivered up their arms, but in open violation of honour, in defiance of the obligation of treaties, which even savage nations esteemed sacred, the governor ordered the arms deposited as aforesaid, that they might be preserved for their owners, to be seized by a body of soldiers; detained the greatest part of the inhabitants in the town, and compelled the few who were permitted to retire, to leave their most valuable effects behind.

By this perfidy wives are separated from their husbands, children from their parents, the aged and the sick from their relations and friends, who wish to attend and comfort them; and those who have been used to live in plenty and even elegance, are reduced to deplorable distress.

The general, further emulating his ministerial masters, by a proclamation bearing date on the 12th day of June, after venting the grossest falsehoods and calumnies against the good people of these colonies, proceeds to declare them all, either by name or description, to be rebels and traitors, to supersede the course of the common law, and instead thereof to publish and order the use and exercise of the law martial.

— His troops have butchered our countrymen, have wantonly burnt Charlestown, besides a considerable number of houses in other places; our ships and vessels are seized; the necessary supplies of provisions are intercepted, and he is exerting his utmost power to spread destruction and devastation around him.

We have rceived certain intelligence, that general Carleton, the governor of Canada, is instigating the people of that province and the Indians to fall upon us; and we have but too much reason to apprehend, that schemes have been formed to excite domestic enemies against us.

In brief, a part of these colonies now feel, and all of them are sure of feeling, as far as the vengeance of administration can inflict them, the complicated calamities of fire, sword and famine. We(2) are reduced to the alternative of chusing an unconditional submission to the tyranny of irritated ministers, or resistance by force.

— The latter is our choice. —

We have counted the cost of this contest, and find nothing so dreadful as voluntary slavery.

— Honour, justice, and humanity, forbid us tamely to surrender that freedom which we received from our gallant ancestors, and which our innocent posterity have a right to receive from us.

We cannot endure the infamy and guilt of resigning succeeding generations to that wretchedness which inevitably awaits them, if we basely entail hereditary bondage upon them.

Our cause is just. Our union is perfect. Our internal resources are great, and, if necessary, foreign assistance is undoubtedly attainable.

— We gratefully acknowledge, as signal instances of the Divine favour towards us, that his Providence would not permit us to be called into this severe controversy, until we were grown up to our present strength, had been previously exercised in warlike operation, and possessed of the means of defending ourselves.

With hearts fortified with these animating reflections, we most solemnly, before God and the world, declare, that, exerting the utmost energy of those powers, which our beneficent Creator hath graciously bestowed upon us, the arms we have been compelled by our enemies to assume, we will, in defiance of every hazard, with unabating firmness and perseverence, employ for the preservation of our liberties; being with one mind resolved to die freemen rather than to live slaves.

Lest this declaration should disquiet the minds of our friends and fellow-subjects in any part of the empire, we assure them that we mean not to dissolve that union which has so long and so happily subsisted between us, and which we sincerely wish to see restored. — Necessity has not yet driven us into that desperate measure, or induced us to excite any other nation to war against them. — We have not raised armies with ambitious designs of separating from Great-Britain, and establishing independent states. We fight not for glory or for conquest.

We exhibit to mankind the remarkable spectacle of a people attacked by unprovoked enemies, without any imputation or even suspicion of offence. They boast of their privileges and civilization, and yet proffer no milder conditions than servitude or death.

In our own native land, in defence of the freedom that is our birthright, and which we ever enjoyed till the late violation of it — for the protection of our property, acquired solely by the honest industry of our fore-fathers and ourselves, against violence actually offered, we have taken up arms.

We shall lay them down when hostilities shall cease on the part of the aggressors, and all danger of their being renewed shall be removed, and not before.

With an humble confidence in the mercies of the supreme and impartial Judge and Ruler of the Universe, we most devoutly implore his divine goodness to protect us happily through this great conflict, to dispose our adversaries to reconciliation on reasonable terms, and thereby to relieve the empire from the calamities of civil war.

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(1) Primarily the work of Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson.p.168 Morison, Samuel Eliot and Henry Steele Commager, William E. Leuchtenburg. The Growth of the American Republic : Volume 1. Seventh Edition. New York : Oxford University Press; 1980. (Note added by the Avalon Project). Back

(2) From this point the declaration follows Jefferson’s draft. Back.
Source:
Documents Illustrative of the Formation of the Union of the American States.
Government Printing Office, 1927.
House Document No. 398.
Selected, Arranged and Indexed by Charles C. Tansill

From Yale Law Library ~ The AVALON Project
http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp

I could be wrong, but I opine that this document was long ago “forgotten” by our American Academia and the “education” industry quite intentionally.

If any of you have access to a Law Library it might be interesting to note if you can still search it up in there – or have many copies & references to it been “purged” over the years?

Time to blow the dust off of it and bring it back to Light.

Amen.

For God & Country; “Jaque” Clarke
Monmouth Maine USA
(Got that, Ivan?)

Obama’s Expected “Gun Control”

Posted in 1, ISLAM & JIHAD, MILITARY, POLITICS, RANTS, RELIGION, Second Amendment by Uncle Jaque on 12/18/2009

RE:

A “Gun Control alert / 2nd Amendment Poll”

From Ron Oplinus

Obama’s new Attorney General, Eric Holder, has already said this is one of his major issues. (etc.)

Ron:

That “Poll” is from November 2007 and I don’t think anyone pays any attention to it anymore if it’s even still up.
I keep getting these “alerts” over and over again, which I now tend to ignore.

Another one making the rounds for the umpteenth time is the “UN Small Arms Treaty” deal which seems to be a perennial panic.

Although it surely is the left’s undiminished priority to disarm us, they seem to have pretty much given up on doing it via the legislative process, as Clinton had his ass handed to him in a couple of mid term elections when the Dems tried to cram gun control up our asses – and in all too many cases succeeded, like the “Assault Weapons Ban” which you might have noticed even they have yet to seriously re-introduce after the political recoil hit them.

No; we can be assured that the Obama Syndicate has another trick up their sleeve, and I suspect that it’s going to involve a complete end run around the legislative process, not the mention the Constitution. It might be a treaty which supposedly trumps our Constitution, but what I’m more concerned over is a potential declaration of martial law over some contrived hyped up “crisis”, which is how this racket seems to generally operate.

A lot of good Patriots boast that they could never disarm us by force, but I’m not so sure about that, frankly.

I don’t think he will use the US Military as the primary enforcer, even though a lot of foreigners have been introduced into the ranks as a pathway to citizenship. We are told that the military has been heavily infiltrated with Muslims as well.
How badly they might feel about killing or torturing recalcitrant or uncooperative Americans we can only speculate.

Then there are the million or so HAMAAS terrorists Obama is importing (at our expense) to America as “refugees” of the Gaza conflict.

Just what do you suppose he’s planning to use them for?

Oh; and bringing the GITMO “Detainees” over here?

Those Hamass thugs are going to need leadership are they not? How convenient to have them already in place where the “emergency capitol” of the Caliphate of Amerika will probably be located – Chicago (the prison they are to be held at isn’t all that far away). Obama can probably set up his office next to Boss DALEY.

No doubt Hamaas won’t have a problem with blowing up / burning down your house if you hesitate to surrender your guns (and everything else of any value) to them on demand and grovel towards Mecca like a good Dhimmi. If we pay our Jizya on time, they might let us live… as slaves, of course… if it pleases them.

We may have our guns and some ammo stashed away – but don’t pretend those Mosques all over America now aren’t loaded with mortars, RPGs, high explosives, automatic weapons and Allah only knows what else. They have over 35 Jihad training camps right here in America and our troops are over in Afghanistan to… prevent AlQuida from setting up training camps??!!!
What’s up with THAT??!!

Obama will surely open up US Arsenals to them as well, and given the rate of Islamic infiltration into our Military, they will surely find enough trained and obedient Pilots to run air strikes on any pockets of resistance. Leveling entire communities and killing everyone and everything in them won’t be a problem.
Forget about “Geneva Conventions” or “Rules of Engagement” – these protections do not apply to Dhimmis, you know.

Sooner or later, after they’ve killed off about 20% of our population the survivors will get the message that they mean business and give in. History indicates that such is the usual pattern of conquest and domination of a reluctant population. Some particularly stubborn civilizations have held out until as much as 33% of their population has been exterminated and most of the rest effectively neutralized. I don’t know if America will hold out that long – probably not.

Whatever it’s going to be, good luck holding it off with your semi automatic AK or AR. You’re a Daisy if ya do.

I hope I’m wrong, but that’s what I predict will be the next overture of “gun control” – and signing a petition or a poll on line somewhere isn’t going to do us a damn bit of good.

Now with that bright and cheery bit of news, Have a Merry Christmas.
Appreciate, enjoy, and celebrate it with your Loved Ones.

Because America has been asleep at the remote for so long while evil was awake and active…

It might be our last.

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PS: The above speculative scenario is, of course, hardly inevitable at this point, and alternative outcomes of a much more positive nature are entirely possible, given a major re-awakening of the American Spirit and a sincere collective petition for the divine providence which has established and preserved our great Republic for over 230 years.


Yes; I’m talking “GOD” here, folks… deal with Him or deal with the consequences.

There are very encouraging indications of just such a moral, intellectual and spiritual re-awakening of the American Giant as millions of Americans are becoming informed and involved in corrective politics for the first time in their lives, despite the grand delusion perpetrated on our culture via the combined long term propaganda efforts of our popular media and government / union controlled “educational” cabal.

By God’s grace and the renewed commitment and courage of an aroused American public, America might yet be saved from a disaster such as I have sketched above. But our salvation from our enemies – who currently occupy the throne in Washington DC as well as surround us internationally – will not come easily or cheaply, nor is it at all guaranteed at this late date.

Let us prayerfully and thoughtfully come together as a People once again, to work, and strive, and hope… and make our stand as have our Ancestors before us – to live together as Free American Patriots….

….or to fill a Patriot’s grave.

The Minuteman

4G&C ~ UJ

Introduction to the Czech CZ-82 Pistol:

Posted in Firearms: Curios and Relics. by Uncle Jaque on 11/15/2009

I finally got to “meet” a CZ-82 today.

Having to run down town to do some shopping, I popped into the local hardware store where they have a small section dedicated to guns, ammo, accessories and such.
With my 82 on the way, I wanted to have some ammo all ready to go for it.

While I was waiting for the chap behind the counter to finish up whatever he was doing, I perused the pistol selections in the display case. There, lo and behold, were two CZ-82s with their distinctive ambidextrous holsters.

So when the Salesman got around to asking me if he could be of assistance, I asked to see one of them. This is the first time that I’m aware of that I have ever laid eyes on or touched one of these pistols.

AIMcz82

CZ-82

My first impression was of it’s chubby, yet ergonomically designed grip that seems out of proportion to the skinny, stubby little slide and barrel. It fills the hand well without being “blocky” as a lot of high-cap pistols can be. That puts the majority of the weight directly in the hand, and there is no perceptible “hang” sensation from the barrel, and the little pistol. Without the wrist strain of holding up a heavy barrel, it seemed that my arch of movement (“Shake”) was diminished, and the ample (for a military pistol) sights could be held in alignment quite steadily.

The location and function of the controls on the CZ-82 are right where a pistol Shooter who is familiar, if not fond, of the Browning M1911 system would be looking for them and expecting them to operate.

This feature is most attractive, as my “Winter” carry piece is a Systema 27 .45 which I was packing at the time under a vest, having just switched back from my “Summer gun”, a S&W Model 36 “Chief’s Special” .38 Spl. revolver.
Not only will the 82 provide nearly as discrete carry potential as the snubby wheel gun, but it will increase my on-board cartridge capacity from 5 to 13 rounds – a pretty significant upgrade!

I won’t have to re-acquaint myself with a totally different operating and loading system with the change of seasons, as I am currently accustomed to doing, either.
That’s consistency, and a big factor in maintaining instinctive / automatic skill sets in a potential stress situation.

Does the CZ-82 have a “Decocker” function?
If so, is it reliable and safe to use – unlike the decocker on the CZ-52?

(Later observaton; No. But it does have a hammer block safety, which makes letting the hammer down by thumb a lot safer.)

About the only “flaw” I noticed is that it was difficult for me to operate the magazine release with my thumb, as I am accustomed to doing with my .45. It seems that the thick front edge of the grip panel gets in the way. I can actually operate it better with my right index finger coming in from the other side and taking advantage of the “omnidexterous” feature.
Either way, I found it to be rather awkward.

Are these the original military issue grips, or replacement “sporting” grips put on to satisfy importation requirements? I know for a while anyway, Tokarevs had to be fitted with import grips with that stupid “thumb rest” sticking out of the left panel.
If these are “Import” grips, how might one get ahold of some originals?
On a “carry gun”, function trumps cosmetic appearances, and in all likelihood I’ll end up taking a file to that grip panel so that I can drop the mag one-handed as I am accustomed to doing with my Systema.
(After I got my own CZ-82, I did file the bogus “thumb rest” bump off of the left grip panel and it worked a lot better!)

As for the ammo – he had have both Sellier & Beloit and “Blazer” aluminum cases Berdan primed rounds in stock. He’d had the S&B around for a while and was getting a little under $12 a box (50 rds) for those, while the more recently acquired Blazer was around $17.50.
Needless to say, I took two boxes of S&B. Perhaps I should have cleaned him out at that price – he had about 6 boxes left.

So thus far, having at least seen and briefly fondled a CZ-82, my impression is mostly favorable and I continue to anticipate the arrival of my own specimen so that we can continue to grow the relationship.
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Note – as of Nov. 2009; For over a year now, the CZ-82 has proven to be amazingly accurate, reliable, and discrete. It has been my regular carry sidearm ever since I got it.

Testfire; CZ-82

Test Firing the CZ-82

The “Silver Bear” Russian hollow point ammunition has proved to be quite satisfactory, although a number of CZ-82 packers swear by the “HXP” rounds.

Introduction to the Czech CZ-52 Pistol:

Posted in Firearms: Curios and Relics. by Uncle Jaque on 11/15/2009

RANGE REPORT: CZ-52 – 11/30/02

This Morning broke with blue sky and moderate temperatures; Thanksgiving hubbub is at last behind us and there is nothing serious on the household agenda. At last; a chance to repair to the range and see if this new (to me) CZ-52 actually works!

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Czech CZ-52 Pistol; 7.62 X 25mm

A Neighbor took me up on my offer to take him and his two kids (about 8 and 14) out shooting. He had a .22 rifle and an old shotgun he had not broken out in years, and the kids had never fired a “real” gun. Like most of us, I relish an opportunity to pass along what is left of the torch of our fine American heritage of ”Shooting Sports” to the next generation.
Just on a hunch, I packed along an old Savage .22 and a box of LR.

It was indeed gratifying to see the sheer fun these youngsters were having busting clay pigeons at 50 yards with the .22 rifles after a short time of practice under my coaching. They didn’t stop until about 4 boxes of .22s were expended, and were sorry we hadn’t brought more.
The torch, methinks, is passed!

Of course, once the young ones were squared away in the fine art of riflery, out came the CZ-52 and that box of Yugoslavian (?) ‘bxn” ammo.

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7.62 X 25mm Ammo

The first shot established that despite reports of the CZ being a “fire-breathing dragon”, it is not an unpleasant pistol to shoot at all. I do not think that recoil is any more or less pronounced than with a standard service ball load in the M-1911A1 .45ACP. Spectators did not report any “fireball” muzzle blast, and although the report is indeed sharp, I don’t think that it was much more than a .357 Magnum.

The trigger pull is, as we are warned, horrible; long, gritty, creepy and hard. Combined with the small, fine sights and long grip (which I think contributes to arc of movement or “shake”), I was unable to keep 5 shots on a foot square target at 50 yards, even 2-handed. I only hit it once. Even at 25 yards I was all over a foot and a half, and I don’t think that it is the pistol’s fault.

Such empties as we did find were a good 40 to 50 feet away from where I was shooting, to the right rear. Observers did not see the empties being ejected as I fired due to their high exit velocity, and I am glad that I had instructed all observers to stand to my left. One of those things would have hurt, I suspect, had one struck a bystander in the face or other exposed part.

Only one round FTF (failed to fire) on the first hit, and went off on the second. This ammo is loaded on the 8-round stripper clips for SMG, and I had expected more hard-fires.

Recovered brass, much to my surprise, has one central flash-hole in the base – Boxer priming in a Yugoslavian military round?

(Not really; later discovered that this was merely a dimple where the central anvil for the Berdan primer was punched back from the inside)

They should be quite reloadable if so…. at least those which we are able to chase down! Only 5 casings were recovered out of about 25 fired.

Immediately after firing, the bore was swabbed with Ballistol (an excellent corrosive priming neutralizer) and the breech face and “works” scrubbed with same on a toothbrush. When I got home the CZ was field-stripped and thoroughly cleaned. Much to my surprise, a lot of the oil oozing back out from the pistol’s workings was brown with dissolved rust – especially between the barrel and recoil spring and locking mechanism. I hadn’t seen any rust at all on exposed surfaces, and I can’t find any indication of pitting or finish damage – but rust there was.
Fortunately, I think we caught it in time before any real damage was done.

I scrounged up a 5” length of 3/16” dia. brass rod stock, which fit perfectly into the hole in the camming link, and found that it works well to hold the slide upside down, muzzle facing me, insert the end of the rod into the hole, and pull it towards me to dismount it. This way, if the rod should slip out of the hole after the locking block has cleared the slide, the barrel would sail off away from me, instead of smacking me betwixt the eyes or taking some teeth (such as remain) out. Fortunately, this theory remains untested as the brass rod secures the barrel very well.
I like cycling the action back and forth to watch how it works – what a fascinating piece of machinery!

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Underside of CZ-52 Slide showing roller locking mechanism.

It looks as if to remove the camming link and locking rollers, one would have to drive out the transverse pin going through the cam block. I did not take things this far, however, and managed to get the mechanism fairly clean with the toothbrush.

It is a bit of a trick to get the firing pin back in the right way after having removed it to clean. I scoured out the FP channel with a doubled-over and twisted pipe cleaner, and there was quite a bit of rust in there as well.

On the basis of the violent and excessive ejection, it seems that a beefed-up recoil spring is indicated. I’m going to go whole hog and get the 18# one – it’s a lot easier to reduce a spring by a coil or two than it is to add on to it, and since I intend to reload on the “warm” side, it seems like a good idea to install a stalwart spring.

An extended slide release is also being ordered from Makarov.com, as well as a heavy-duty modified firing pin, rebound spring, and retainer.
We understand that this modification eliminates the “safe” de-cock feature on the CZ, which I never trusted to begin with. Should I ever have a need to lower the hammer on a live round, I would de-cock with one thumb while gently lowering the hammer with the other, the same as with a 1911-A1 (using the trigger to lower the hammer, which in itself can be a dicey deal, best avoided.

This “upgrade” order is already up to $91+, and by the time I buy reloading dies and brass for it, I’m going to have around $300 in this pistol!

Still a “bargain”? Hey; I’m not complaining yet; the darned thing is sort of growing on me!

You should have seen that young fellow light up like a Christmas tree when we gave him a magazine with one round in it and let him (after sufficient inservice training) touch off the old CZ! I don’t think that he was missing his video-games at all for a while there!

Disarming the Sheeple…

Posted in Second Amendment by Uncle Jaque on 11/15/2009

n response to an e-mail alert:

> ———- Forwarded message ———-
> From: Cynthia __________
> Date: Tue, May 19, 2009 at 6:51 AM
> Subject: GUN CONTROL AGAIN!
> To:
>
> H.R. 2159:Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009
> What this bill will do is allow ONE Politician or unelected Bureaucrat the authority to deny firearms to anyone who opposes the administration’s policies or actions.
> Please go read the link page and sign this petition. Pass it to all you know.
>
> “Wise politicians will be cautious about fettering the government with restrictions that cannot be observed, because they know that every break of the fundamental laws, though dictated by necessity, impairs that sacred reverence which ought to be maintained in the breast of rulers towards the constitution of a country.”
> –Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 25, 21 December 1787

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May 20, 2009

“Gary” wrote:
> They won’t stop….we must not stop either!!! Let’s push back against this anyway we can!!
>

My Response:

Signed it Gary. Only 147 signatures so far it says… is that all??!!

I wonder if people are afraid of getting on “Big Brother’s Watch List” by submitting this sort of thing?
Hell; I expect that I’ve already been on it for years now, and always find it a refreshing surprise when I wake up in the Morning and find myself still here.

Have you noticed how these “progressives” always manipulate our culture by manipulating our language?
It sure helps when you own the schools and colleges from Kindergarten to Graduate School, doesn’t it?
Owning the media helps to warp, twist, and control the language, too. If you listen to Obama carefully, you’ll hear him play loose and fast with words and phrases all the time.
They’ve been doing it for years – like the “Fairness Doctrine” is anything BUT “fair”; the “Employee’s Free Choice Act”; sign your Union application and pay your dues or Guido the Union thug ape here will bust your kneecaps… yeah; that’s “free choice” all right, isn’t it?

“If we don’t pay more taxes, the CHILDREN will DIE!!!! ; How many times have we heard THAT one?
Of course what they really mean is that if WE don’t bend over and grab the ankles to let them shake us down even more egregiously, (THEY don’t pay the damned taxes, as Turbo Tax Timmy Gietner and Tommy the Commie Daschle so ably demonstrate) some layabout rumpswab government bureaucrat might have to go out and get a REAL job.

They use the same “Save the Children” line to sell “gun control” too, as we all know; now the “World” is in dire peril we are warned, and the only thing that humanity (led by the Mulatto Messiah of course) can do to “save” it is… you guessed it; more taxes and tighter government regulation & control of nearly everything… like this whole “Carbon Tax / Cap & Trade” shazzam. Did I mention LESS FREEDOM as a “cure”, too?
Well, they didn’t (and won’t) so I might as well. Oh!; Look!…. I just did! 😛

I think that where the Commiocrats messed up is releasing that DHS “Right Wing Extremist” alert (Thank God for decent folks who “leak” that sort of intel to We the People) which sort of tipped us off to the end game of this whole scheme; if they had banned “Terrorists” from having weapons, not too many Americans would have a problem with that.
By “Terrorists” of course we’re thinking bloodthirsty towelheads like Muhummet ATTAH and Osamma BinLadden. We don’t want ruthless barbarians like them to even have sharp pointy objects on them if we can help it.

But wait a dang minute here; now Frau Janet Napolean-Tano has “re-defined” most of US as “Terrorists” (potential or otherwise; it’s not a far leap when justifying tyranny); So THERE’S the rub!

By manipulating WORDS (Lawyers do that a lot, don’t they… and most of our Politicians are….- fill in the blank – :__________) they think that they can “justify” depriving we the “Sheeple” of any semblance of “rights” that we might assume to have left.

When they can covertly and disingenuously criminalize behaviors that most if not all of us legitimately engage in at one time or another or make our possessions “contraband”, then we all instantly become at least potential “criminals”, subject to arrest, prosecution, and imprisonment at the mere whim of government lackeys. Those who keep their mouths shut, stay in line, and conform might escape the worst punishment meted out to recalcitrant individualists – but their Nation has become a prison, and all other than the ruling elite have by fiat become inmates.

Fortunately – or providentially – we are on to their crafty plan… this time.
But only 147 of us?

Damn; that’s not encouraging news at all.

The precious, blood bought flame of Liberty doth flicker and fade in our midst; what must Patriots do to save it from impending utter extinguishment?
Is there anything that we CAN yet do; or is it too late already?
Are the American “underclasses” inexorably doomed to the darkness of repression and tyranny?

If so, I’m afraid that I’ll owe my Grand children an apology.
…Most likely a silent one, from the other side of Jordan.
Many of us who have tasted the sweet spring of Freedom will probably make piss-poor slaves.

My humble opinion?
If there is yet hope, it is this: … “Revival”.

Those who will not be led by the Light of Yeshua’s Cross, will ultimately be driven by Lucifer’s fiery pitchfork.

Think about it.

For God & Country;

“Uncle Jaque”