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Firearm Technology 101, Part II: Differentiating guns by how cartridges are chambered



Firearm Technology 101 Part II Differentiating guns by how cartridges are chambered

A tutorial on basic firearm terms and technology for patriots In honor of #GunPrideMonth

Part I of our series was a basic explanation of the common parts of every gun. This part picks up with the early 19th century innovation that provided for the mechanization of almost every gun. As is the case with most automated systems, the operational expertise was built into the tool making it easy to use by even unskilled personnel. This is the reason why mechanized guns are the most widespread and popular. As well as why these are the primary targets of the Liberty Grabbers on the national Socialist Left.

Cartridge ammunition.

This technological innovation combined the tube, propellant, projectile and ignition system [Primer] in one compact unit. This revolutionary technology was developed in the early 19th century and it made every firearm innovation possible from then on. These individual cartridges are also referred to as rounds of ammunition.

Cartridge ammunition could be thought of as a rudimentary gun with the purpose of the rest of the firearm apparatus to merely load and fire these units. They are used on almost all firearms aside from the larger artillery tubes where it’s logistically difficult to handle cased ammunition of that size. These are colloquially referred to as ‘bag guns’ as opposed to cased ammunition.

The combination of loading through the breach, cartridge ammunition and bolt action spurred several innovations. The ignition requirement was taken up with a firing pin in the bolt hitting the primer to fire the round. It also has an extractor lever for the removal of a spent cartridge after it’s been fired.

Image source: Encyclopædia Britannica
Image source: Encyclopædia Britannica

Almost every gun is a variation in how cartridges are moved in and out of the firing chamber.

It could be said that aside from the length, inner diameter and rifling of the barrel, the primary difference in all guns is how are these cartridges are move in and out of the breech. Some instances have these cartridges held in a form with a series of holes that is revolved into alignment with the barrel for firing, hence the term revolver or ‘wheel gun’.

In most other instances, the cartridges are mechanically moved into and out of the firing chamber of the barrel. Aside from the previous stipulations the form of this movement distinguishes every type of gun in existence.

Bolt action.

This is one of the simplest as well as the most accurate of firearm systems whereby the bolt is manually moved to load fresh cartridges as well as eject spent casings after firing. The bolt is pulled back to eject the spent cartridge and to load a fresh round into the chamber engaging the locking lugs in the process. A lever action is a variation on this where a lever [hence the name] is worked to accomplish the same task.

Mechanizing the process of moving of cartridges in and out of the firing chamber.

The high-energy nature of the expanding gas actuation of a firearm means that there is plenty of excess energy to accomplish the task of unloading and loading of each cartridge. There are numerous variations on how this is done, but for our purposes here, those variations aren’t as important. Please note that these mechanical devices usually have several springs to absorb the energy of a firing sequence to actuate the bolt and set the hammer or firing pin for another round. The recoil spring acts on the bolt while the hammer or striker spring works on the firing mechanism.

The process begins when the weapon is fired, the excess energy shifts the bolt back into the open position, ejecting the spent casing while compressing the recoil spring. The recoil spring, then pushes the bolt forward, picking up a fresh cartridge from a magazine in the process. The bolt continues forward, setting the hammer or firing pin spring and pushing the round into the chamber. This mechanical process uses the energy of the previous firing to replace the cartridge and set the weapon to fire again.

The extremely important distinction here is that this is a semiautomatic process is akin to a mechanized version of what takes place with a bolt or lever action. After it is completed the gun is effectively similar to a bolt action, the trigger has to be pulled to release the hammer or firing pin to fire the weapon, with the process repeating itself.

The vastly different automatic version of the process.

In most cases the completely automatic version of the process ejects the spent cartridge, resets the firing pin and loads another round into the firing chamber. Instead of merely resetting the hammer or firing pin, there is a complicated extra step by which these are released at the proper time to fire the weapon again and again as long as the trigger is held down.

For the most part, it’s an extremely complicated step of releasing the hammer or firing pin at the correct point in the sequence. This is why it’s not easy to change from a partial mechanical process to one that is fully automated, despite the assertions of the Left.

The critical point in all of this is that firearms are a very old and rather basic technology. There shouldn’t be any mystery surrounding the subject. It should also be clear that these types of weapons can easily be produced under the most rudimentary conditions. Therefore it is a fools errand to think that these weapons can ever be eliminated from the face of the earth.

The Takeaway.

At their essential level, every firearm has the same basic parts and the same functionality. With it just being a matter of how the ammunition is shifted in and out of the weapon. As is the case with any other automated process, one that works in this manner is the easiest to use and the most popular. That is why Liberty Grabbers target this type of firearm.

Make no mistake, most guns would be confiscated with the banning of semi-automatic firearms. There is nothing magical about a firearm technology that has been around for more than 125 years. They are just easier to use in defending oneself and family that is why the Liberty Grabbers want them banned.

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Leftists want gun confiscation, but it’s fear mongering to say leftists want gun confiscation




Leftists want gun confiscation but its fear mongering to say leftists want gun confiscation

Our list of leftists demanding gun confiscation and a video of leftists denying they want gun confiscation.

Leftist love to lie and deny that they are demanding gun confiscation while they incessantly demand gun confiscation. The list at the bottom of this story from last September will make it plainly obvious to everyone that they want gun confiscation while they blatantly lie about it.

The problem for the liberty grabber leftists is that everyone is noticing that they are not only making outright demands for gun confiscation, they also want the stepping-stones to this or even worse, gun confiscation SWATing [a.k.a. ERPO or ‘red flag’ laws] without due process.

Even the Associated Press has noticed that their making these demand while lying about making these demands has landed them in a bit of a quandary. In a masterful demonstration of headline prevarication, the mere addition of a question mark has changed what was an emphatic [complete with profanity] demand for gun confiscation to a wishy-washy debating point. Here is the headline in all it’s glory:

Coming for your AR-15? O’Rourke scrambles Dems’ gun message

Note the use of a question mark in connection to Robert Francis O’Rourke profane demand for outright gun confiscation [Edited for content]: “yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47”.

It’s also quite fascinating when the storied press organization perpetrates outright propaganda with this little paragraph:

The Democrats have long contended their support of gun control laws does not mean they want to take away law-abiding citizens’ firearms. But on Friday, they struggled to square that message with their presidential contender’s full-throated call on national TV for confiscating assault rifles.

It’s almost as if they want to quell the calls for outright gun confiscation in order pass the precursors to their final solution to the liberty problem.

Leftist talk about gun confiscation as fear mongering while leftists talk about gun confiscation

Meanwhile, according to Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) while they are making demands for the stepping-stones to gun confiscation – ‘universal’ background checks, gun confiscation SWATing laws – and outright gun confiscation. It’s ‘fear-mongering’ to mention that they want gun confiscation.

As reported in the Daily Wire:

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) revealed on Friday that while he supports the federal government seizing certain firearms from American citizens, opponents who portray the program as gun confiscation are using fear to paint a narrative.

“You have to set up a system that is mandatory, you have to set up a system to pull them off, but this idea, this imagery that the fear-mongers and demagogues try to say of somehow armed police officers showing up and confiscating weapons – that’s the fear-mongering,”

Beto blows lid off ‘no one wants to take your guns’

The Washington Free Beacon has a wonderful compilation of clips of liberty grabber leftists solemnly promising that “nobody wants to take your guns away”

Our list of leftists demanding gun confiscation.

Coincidentally, while all of those leftists made those ever so solemn promises, that ‘no one is talking gun confiscation’ we have this list of leftists talking gun confiscation [from September 2018]

May 2018

Esquire: Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns

Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters: Ex-prosecutor in Congress

April 2018

Observer: Is It Time to Repeal the Second Amendment?

Vox: Why an assault weapons ban can’t address America’s gun problem

Miami Herald Repeal the Second Amendment — it’s not a crazy idea

Emma González [March for our Lives]: Removing the assault and semi-automatic weapons from our Civilian society, instituting thorough background checks and mandatory waiting periods (and raising the buying age and banning the production of high-capacity magazines) are the ways to stop shootings in America.

March 2018

Paste Magazine: Repeal the Second Amendment, Idiots

USA Today: Repealing the Second Amendment isn’t easy but it’s what March for Our Lives students need

New York Times – John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

The Charlotte News: Ban military-style assault weapons for the sake of our children

Vox: What no politician wants to admit about gun control “taking a huge number of guns away from a huge number of gun owners”

NAACP President OPINION: Gun Safety Is about Freedom [Australian style gun confiscation – making gun owners an offer they can’t refuse ]

February 2018

Maine Voices: It’s time for a gun abolition movement
We need to stand up to the NRA and push for what is so desperately needed: a complete ban on firearms.

Mercury News – Eugene Robinson
Robinson: Arming teachers is absurd — ban military-style assault rifles

PSMag: Repeal the Second Amendment Already

The Star: Want to end gun violence Mr. President? Get rid of guns

La Times: No one becomes a mass shooter without a mass-shooting gun

It’s Too Late. You’ve Lost Your Guns.

Democrat and Chronicle: Let’s repeal the Second Amendment

New York Times -To Repeat: Repeal the Second Amendment

November 2017

Splinter news: BAN GUNS

Redhawks Online: Guns must go

Boston Globe: Hand over your weapons

News-Press – USA Today Editorial Board: Renew ban on military-style assault weapons

October 2017

Dan Pfeiffer: What to Bring to the Gun Fight [national gun registry, Tracking and limiting purchases of ammunition and a national gun buyback program]

Eugene Robinson: Gun control should include buyback program like Australia’s

Washington Post: President Trump, end this ‘American carnage’.
[Members of The Washington Post Editorial Board]

The Week: Ban guns

New York Times: The Cancer in the Constitution

New Boston Post-Connecticut Professor: Repeal the Second Amendment

The New York Times: Repeal the Second Amendment

Plan A Magazine: Ban Guns. Amend the Constitution.

(CNN) Sachs: Ban semiautomatic assault weapons and save lives

Forget about ‘gun control,’ let’s repeal the Second Amendment

Prospect magazine: Dear America: it’s time to grow up and ban guns

August 2017

Mike the gun guy [A Magazine With News and Notes From Both Sides About Guns.]
What Guns To Be Safe? Get Rid Of The Guns.

December 2016

Huffington Post: Domestic Disarmament, Not ‘Gun Control’

June 2016

Rolling Stone: Why It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment

Washington Post – Eugene Robinson: Assault weapons must be banned in America

January 2016

W. Kamau Bell [CNN]: I want Obama to take away your guns

Huffington post: Can’t We Just Put the Damn Guns Down?

Anderson Cooper:”Speaking only for myself, watching Obama get repeatedly accused of wanting to take people’s guns away makes me sort of wish he’d just do something to earn that accusation. May as well!”

The Daily Beast: President Obama Isn’t Taking People’s Guns—But Maybe He Should.

December 2015

New Republic: It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them.

The New York Times: End the Gun Epidemic in America [First Front Page Editorial In 95 Years]
This editorial published on A1 in the Dec. 5 edition of The New York Times. It is the first time an editorial has appeared on the front page since 1920.

Salon: The Second Amendment must go: We ban lawn darts. It’s time to ban guns

November 2015

The Daily Beast: Yes, They Want to Take Your Guns Away

October 2015

Hillary Clinton: “In the Australian example, as I recall, that was a buyback program.”…..“I think it would be worth considering doing it on the national level”

Vox: Becoming a gun-free society would be hard. But we should still try.

Daily Kos: Effective Gun Control – A National Semi-Auto Ban

Washington Post: A gun-free society

Baltimore Sun: Repeal the Second Amendment

Obama: “We know that other countries, in response to one mass shooting, have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings. Friends of ours, allies of ours — Great Britain, Australia, countries like ours. So we know there are ways to prevent it.”

September 2015

Grieving mom of two slain sons: Get rid of the guns!

January 2015

Tallahassee Democrat – Stop the insanity: Ban guns

June 2014

Obama: A couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it — we’re not seeing that again. And basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws.

May 2014

La Times: You say gun control doesn’t work? Fine. Let’s ban guns altogether.

April 2013

Huffington Post: Gun Control? We Need Domestic Disarmament

February 2013

America Magazine: Repeal the Second Amendment

January 2013

New York Times: [John Howard] I Went After Guns. Obama Can, Too.

Vanity Fair – Kurt Eichenwald: Let’s Repeal the Second Amendment

December 2012

Daily Kos: How to Ban Guns: A step by step, long term process

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo: “Confiscation could be an option. Mandatory sale to the state could be an option. Permitting could be an option — keep your gun but permit it.”

Detroit Metro Times: Ban all guns, now

Opinionator – New York Times: Why Gun ‘Control’ Is Not Enough

House Dem: ‘Turn in your guns’

Huffington Post: It’s Not About the Constitution [Getting rid of the Second Amendment]

Eugene Robinson: First, Get Rid of the Guns

Economist The gun control that works: no guns

July 2012

Huffington Post: Get Rid of the Damn Guns

Mar 2012

Yes conservatives, we want to take away your guns…

February 2011

Arizona Daily Star: Reinstate ban on military-style assault weapons

April 2007

Salon: Repeal the Second Amendment

December 1993

La Times – Taming the Monster: Get Rid of the Guns : More firearms won’t make America safer–they will only accelerate and intensify the heartache and bloodshed

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How the FISA Report will further dampen the Mueller Report



How the FISA Report will further dampen the Mueller Report

The hopes and dreams of Democrats around the country were systematically shattered over the last few months as the Mueller investigation into Russian hacking of the 2016 election yielded very little fruit. That hasn’t stopped the House Democrats from fishing for more information than the two-year investigation produced in hopes of hanging President Trump with an impeachment.

But the initial draft of the Department of Justice’s inspector general Michael Horowitz’s report has been given to the Attorney General for classification and markup, meaning the public will soon have access to the sordid details surrounding the Steele Dossier and other measures used to secure FISA warrants against the Trump campaign.

Meanwhile, former Deputy Attorney General Andrew McCabe has been recommended for charges after allegedly lying about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation around the same time period. And there’s still the U.S. Attorney John Durham’s investigation into illegal spying on the Trump campaign. All of this combines for a very rocky road ahead for Democrats and former DoJ personnel who may be held accountable for a fruitless investigation trumped up by false claims and shoddy sourcing.

It seems very likely the various “investigations of the investigators” will cause controversy at the very least while possibly leading to charges against multiple people. The seemingly coordinated effort to subvert the Trump campaign and to counter his victory in the then-unlikely scenario in which he wins jibes with the incessant pushing of the collusion narrative by Democrats and mainstream media. It wasn’t that they had anything of substance. They hopes what they had would have substance that would manifest in the Mueller report.

But now the Mueller investigation itself is in jeopardy of losing any remnants of credibility it still has as the premise behind it is being challenged by Attorney General William Barr and the various investigations he has commissioned. Horowitz’s report is the biggest so far, but may only be the tip of the iceberg compared to what Durham may find.

With all of the arrows pointing to foul play by Obama’s DoJ and the Mueller investigation, these reports are likely to unravel all hopes the Democrats have of stopping President Trump before the 2020 election. After he wins, their dreams will be quashed.

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Child rapist, pornographer captured by ICE, sentenced to 60 years in prison



Child rapist pornographer captured by ICE sentenced to 60 years in prison

When anti-ICE activists protest Immigration and Customs Enforcement, they aren’t just calling for changes. They’re calling to have the law enforcement agency abolished. Somewhere in their warped perspectives they’ve determined that good is evil and evil is good.

And when they protest ICE, they’re supporting criminals like Jon Anthony Terry, a man who has raped multiple prepubescent children as young as two-years-old and distributed videos and images of his hideous acts to the sick masses who crave this sort of thing. If it weren’t for ICE, Terry would still be on the streets permanently harming children. This is the type of person the anti-ICE protesters support unabashedly.

North Texas man who produced child pornography by raping 4 young children sentenced to 60 years in federal prison

The search warrant described several child pornography files that Terry distributed, and law enforcement intercepted. The videos and images depicted children as young as toddlers engaged in sexually explicit conduct. After agreeing to speak to agents, Terry admitted to sexually abusing one of the children who was currently residing with him. HSI special agents seized several media devices containing incriminating media.

Upon reviewing Terry’s media collection, HSI special agents discovered more than 1,000 videos and images of prepubescent children engaged in sexual acts. Additionally, they uncovered videos and images that Terry himself had produced of four children, including the one Terry had previously admitted to molesting. The children ranged in age from 2 to 10 years old.

If people want to protest a particular practice, they should call on their representatives to address the issue. But calls to abolish an entire law enforcement agency is ignorant at best, intentionally criminal at worst. Those who want ICE abolished either know very little about what ICE actually does or are willing to allow heinous crimes like Terry’s to continue. Without ICE, Terry would still be raping children and sharing videos of his acts with his cronies.

America needs law and order to prevail. That requires law enforcement agencies to stay within legal bounds but to otherwise not have their activities hampered by those who would defend criminals over law abiding citizens.

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