Monday, December 21, 2009

Read The Bill: H.R. 4298 -

Read The Bill: H.R. 4298 -


This Act may be cited as the ‘Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2009’.


Congress finds and declares that--

(1) in the United States, the black market is the source for guns used in more than 90 percent of gun crimes;

(2) nearly 90 percent of the guns used in gun crimes in New York City, New York come from other States;

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

dinitrotoluene (DNT) & ammunition

Another hidden contaminate and this one is in ammunition. I wonder ho that will effect all those faux furs garmets?~ BPB

December 9, 2009

Thousands of chemicals can contaminate drinking water and ground water, but less than 100 are regularly tracked in drinking water, and only a few hundred are sporadically checked in ground or surface water. Some of the thousands of potential contaminants are poorly tracked even though they are known to be significantly toxic and sometimes occur at very high concentrations in waters of concern.

One of these is dinitrotoluene (DNT), a synthetic compound that is used primarily to make polyurethane products found in goods such as bedding and furniture, as well as in explosives, ammunition, dyes, and air bags.

Toxicity studies in people and animals have found that DNT is a known animal carcinogen, and can damage the kidneys and the cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, and reproductive systems.

There are six known forms, or isomers, of DNT: 2,4-DNT and 2,6-DNT, which make up more than 90% of the DNT used, and 2,3-DNT, 2,5-DNT, 3,4-DNT, and 3,5-DNT. The best available health and tracking data are for 2,4-DNT and 2,6-DNT, but limited data suggests to many public health officials that the other four isomers pose a similar toxicological threat. In the rankings of toxicity developed for the Superfund program, 2,4-DNT is ranked 94th out of 275 substances listed, and 2,6-DNT is ranked 261st.

2007 CERCLA (Superfund) Priority List of Hazardous Substances.
Health and environmental information.
Addendum to toxicological information, published October 2009 by the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (includes numerous pieces of new and updated information related to issues such as toxicity, genetic variations in vulnerability, and environmental fate. Source: Dr. Obaid Faroon, ATSDR Division of Toxicology and Environmental Medicine).

For a number of years, EPA considered setting a standard for DNT, and requiring that it be monitored in drinking water. However, in July 2008 the Bush administration decided that such steps weren't warranted, after concluding that the chemical didn't pose a significant, widespread threat.

EPA Regulatory Determinations for Priority Contaminants on the Second Drinking Water Contaminant Candidate List.
However, hotspots are known to occur.

Residents around the Badger Army Ammunition Plant in Baraboo, WI, have been pushing for several years to have the state of Wisconsin develop a standard, after DNT was found in high concentrations in many drinking water and monitoring wells in and around the facility. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is recommending a standard for all isomers combined of 0.05 ppb. This is far lower than the concentrations that have been found in the wells, where peak concentrations of just one of the isomers or another have been several or many orders of magnitude higher than the proposed combined standard, ranging from 1.5 to 2,200 ppb.

State of Wisconsin, technical documents: drinking water and DNT; groundwater enforcement standards and preventive action limits for multiple substances.
The US Army told the state in 2007 that setting a standard that combined all isomers was inappropriate, given the evidence available at the time. The Army's stance was based on DNT's carcinogenic potential, and didn't address other health concerns. The Army continues to monitor the Wisconsin process.

U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Aug. 14, 2007, letter; media contact, Lyn Kukral.
The advocacy group Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger, which has been pushing the state to take protective actions, is generally supportive of the state's proposed standard. CSWAB: Laura Olah, 608-643-3124; 2007 petition.
Public hearings will be held in Madison (Dec. 11, 2009), Baraboo (Dec. 14), Eau Claire (Dec. 15), Stevens Point (Dec. 15), and Oshkosh (Dec. 16), and the public comment period will close Dec. 30, 2009. After that, the state will consider comments received and could create a proposed rule, after which the legislature might approve a standard some time in 2010 or 2011.

No other states have formally contacted the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, says spokesman Mike Lemcke, 608-266-2104, but some observers speculate that a number of states will be watching what happens in Wisconsin as they consider setting their own standard.

Nationwide monitoring for DNT is limited, but there are many known occurrences in and around military sites, industrial settings, and other areas.

EPA has identified at least 76 contaminated sites in 26 states. In the accompanying spreadsheet provided by the agency, sites highlighted in yellow have surface water or ground water contamination. The others have contamination in soils or other media.

EPA spreadsheet; media contact is Enesta Jones, 202-564-7873.
EPA technical information.
2,4-DNT is a high production volume (HPV) chemical, meaning that it is annually made or imported into the US in quantities exceeding 1 million pounds. However, EPA has not included it in its HPV Challenge Program, which is an effort to have industry voluntarily provide toxicity data, because it has been included in the Screening Information Data Set program operated under the auspices of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) says that, to the best of its knowledge, it's appropriate to assume there are at least 122 Superfund sites contaminated to some extent with DNT. However, note on the spreadsheet provided by ATSDR that is linked to below that some of these sites are at the same facility, but are separated by the DNT isomer identified, possibly reducing the total number of DNT-contaminated Superfund facilities. On the other hand, there could easily be more, since not all Superfund sites have been tested for DNT (nor have many other known hazardous sites). Adding to this difficulty, several components of ATSDR's site mapping and data systems are broken at the moment, so it can't currently identify all of the Superfund sites. The ones it can identify tend to be very similar to those identified by EPA, but note that the Badger site in WI is on the ATSDR list, but not the EPA list, confirming discrepancies in available information.

ATSDR spreadsheet; ATSDR media contact number is 770-488-0700; Lisa Briseno is one contact, though others should also be able to help.
Along with these sites, CSWAB has reviewed various data bases and says DNT contamination also occurs in the following sites (listed by EPA Region), some of which are different from those identified in the EPA and ATSDR spreadsheets:

Region I: Camp Edwards Study Area
Region II: Vieques, Puerto Rico (DNTs are potential contaminants of concern; investigations are still pending)
Region III: Radford Army Ammunition Plant, Fort Belvoir (Engineering Proving Ground site)
Region IV: Alabama Army Ammunition Plant. Milan Army Ammunition Plant, Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant
Region V: Badger Army Ammunition Plant, Savanna Army Ammunition Plant, Joliet Arsenal, Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant, Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant
Region VI: Fort Wingate Army Depot, Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant, Longhorn Army Ammunition Plant
Region VII: Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, Nebraska Ordnance Plant, Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, Weldon Spring Ordnance Works
Region VIII: Pueblo Army Depot
Region IX: Hawthorne Army Depot
Region X: Umatilla Army Depot
The US Geological Survey has conducted some testing for DNT, and found 2,4-DNT in 1.2% of about 2,000 samples, and 2,6-DNT in 2.5% of the samples. In streambed sediments, 2,4-DNT was in 0.3% of 900 samples, and 2,6-DNT was in 1.2% of 500 samples. To find out more about the findings, and sample locations, contact Donna Myers, 571-643-3030. USGS did not include DNT in its recently-completed nationwide testing of 219 contaminants in drinking water wells.

Additional environmental sources are the known manufacturing sites in eight states (AR, IA, IN, KY, LA, NY, OH, VA), which together acknowledged 14,937 pounds of releases and 595,531 pounds of waste in 2007.

Toxics Release Inventory data, 2007, 2,4-DNT.
TRI data, 2007, 2,6-DNT.
Pulling together all these sources of information, and tracking down other sources such as state-generated data, may provide a more complete picture of the DNT threat to health and the environment than is currently known to federal, state, and local officials.

source sej news

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Sportsmen get their day in Albany next month

SCOPE (Shooters Committee for Political Education), the state's most activepro-gun group, is arranging for bus transportation to and from the event withpickup locations from Buffalo to Syracuse and eventually other venues."

December 2, 2009

Sportsmen get their day in Albany next month

Commentary by Dave Henderson

Spokesmen for anti-gun and anti-hunting factions are typically well-educated,well-spoken, well-dressed public relations professionals speaking at awell-organized press conference.A spokesmen for shooters or hunters is typically some poor guy on his day offcoming out of the woods when a microphone is thrust in his face.The anti-gun, anti-hunting element in this society is united, well financed andfocused.

We, on the other hand, are divided into many factions with differingagendas.Well, New York hunters and gun owners finally have a united front steppingforward for them in Albany --thanks largely to the very politicians who form andpass judgment on legislation.While the Assembly's Republican minority may not be the most influential factionin Albany, it has our backs, so to speak.

It is sponsoring a Sportsmen andOutdoor Recreation Legislative Awareness Day in Albany on Jan. 12.No less than Wayne LaPierre, the Executive Vice President of the NRA, will bethe guest speaker, as will be Safari Club International President Dr. LarryRudolph and other notables. The lobby of the Legislative Office Building willcontain displays.

Now the Republicans need our support. We need to show up in impressive numbersto make other legislators take notice.SCOPE (Shooters Committee for Political Education), the state's most activepro-gun group, is arranging for bus transportation to and from the event withpickup locations from Buffalo to Syracuse and eventually other venues.Departure times will be very early in the morning of the event with return tothe pickup location in the early evening. The bus ride will be $25 per person.Reservations are required.

For reservations and other information call SCOPE President Ken Mathison at(585) 663-8741 or e-mail

Monday, December 7, 2009

Vintage magazines Gun World and American Rifleman

Before I offer these on Gunbroker you guys can have a shot at them 1st. A portion of the sales proceeds will go to SCOPE's PAC or the Nassau cty suit.
These are full years normally 12 magazines featuring Robert Stack and Steve McQueen and usually another actor. Some feature real firearms advice not all that black OPS stuff we see now days.

Flea-bay has listings for $3.99 and $4.99 for shipping or a $9.00 total for 1 magazine.
Magazines are in great shape, some handling marks or the occassional crib note. Stored in acid free magazine boxes. Price which includes shipping is $75.00 per year. Examples:
I also have a large collection of American Rifleman dating from 1938 some double years and all the WW2 years set in the leather magazine covers and in acid free boxes.
I've carried and cared for these magazines for well over some 30+ yrs. and will not be taking them with me when I retire. POR for the whole set , which I'll have to totsl up or single years.
Will let go single months if I have doubles.

Again a portion of the proceeds will go to SCOPE.
Price varies according to year.

Contact me off forum at my usualy address's.
All magazines will be listed on GB after the holiday.
As a tickler print this one out and the next time some legiscritter gripes about violent crime being out of control ask them just exactly what new law was suppose to work.
Thanks Bill

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Port Byron guys build their own muzzleloaders


By Garrick Otero Contributing writer
Lee Bidwell is proud of his guns, no matter how “ugly” they look.
Others might have nicer-looking black powder firearms, he said, but they didn’t build them nearly from scratch like Bidwell has done in his garage. He often uses odd materials and leftover parts from other guns, not to mention wood for the stocks taken from nearby trees.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

CO & CO2 people are confused

Well, I read a note where if you lock yourself in the garage with the car running life will flourish from all the CO2. Here is the orginal text:

"try locking yourself in a garage with your car on. absorb more Co2: it will help your life flourish".

Just a heads up here folks don't do that~

Here are the definitions of CO and CO2

You'd not live long breathing Carbon monoxide (CO)

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. It is produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels, including coal, wood, charcoal, oil, kerosene, propane, and natural gas. Products and equipment powered by internal combustion engine-powered equipment such as portable generators, cars, lawn mowers, and power washers also produce CO....

CO2 carbon dioxide,

CO2, carbonic acid gas (a heavy odorless colorless gas formed during respiration and by the decomposition of organic substances; absorbed from the air by plants in photosynthesis)

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