Friday, June 24, 2011

Budd Schroeder SCOPE Board Chair on Micro-Stamping

Another View

Buffalo News
PO Box 100
Buffalo , NY 14240

The Another View article on microstamping by Derek P. Champagne stated that a law requiring the process in all semi-automatic pistols sold in New York would be a valuable tool in solving violent gun crimes. This is not true. If it was true there would be some data proving its effectiveness. There are no credible studies to back up this opinion.

As far as New York is concerned, his statement that 60 percent of guns used in crimes upstate were sold in New York must include rifles and shotguns. Only government and individuals with pistol permits are allowed to purchase handguns in New York . The violent crime rate of people who have pistol permits is so low that there is no category for it,

Mayor Bloomberg has stated that most of the criminal's handguns used in New York are illegally imported from other states. Therefore a microstamping bill would not affect those weapons and would be totally useless.

If all the states passed the bill and microstamping worked, the big problem is that it is easily defeated. Most semi-automatic pistols have easily replaced barrels and firing pins and can be changed in a few minutes.

If the gun has a fixed barrel, the microstamping can easily be removed with the use of a file, power drill, valve grinding compound and about a half hour or less of time. The process is so simple it does not need the skill of a gunsmith or even a good mechanic.

The third weakness is that a person who intended to commit a violent gun crime could go to a range (even a police range) and pick up a handful of cases. He can then use a brass catcher on the gun used in the crime and scatter the picked up cases at the scene. This could really confuse the investigation of the crime.

We were told a decade ago that the Combined Ballistic Information System (CoBIS) would aid police agencies when a gun was involved in a crime. The taxpayers have wasted about $40 million for this system and so far, it has not resulted in aiding any shooting investigation and the conviction of a criminal.

The downstate legislators are always looking for new “gun control” bills. New York is in the top percentage of states having strict and draconian gun laws, but they have little effect on violent gun crime. The reason is because criminals don’t obey gun laws any more than they obey other laws.

Forty million dollars wasted on CoBIS could have been better used by spending it on technology that actually worked. The funding for it should be ended now and the money directed to better law enforcement that takes criminals off the streets.

Those who write about gun laws and suggest passage should learn about technology, examine credible data and not confuse opinion with facts.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

13th Lake Region NY DEC bias proposal

N.Y.S. Conservation Council
Action Alert

D.E.C. Proposes Precedent Setting Outboard Motor Ban

Good afternoon:

The D.E.C. is proposing a precedent setting regulation to ban outboard motors from Thirteenth Lake. The lake is a popular trout fishing and hunting area that currently is only accessible with car top boats, as the boats must be carried about 200 yards to the lake. Reasons given for the action are "the need to create an environment consistent with the surrounding wilderness area, gas powered boats can create noise that can be heard in areas within the Siamese Ponds Wilderness Area which can negatively affect the wilderness experience of users. Water and air pollution from gas powered boats can also negatively impact the lake. In addition, the wake created from these boats can harm nesting loons and can create difficulties for those canoeing". The proposed regulation sets some dangerous precedents that could be expanded to any other lake in the Adirondack Park that borders a wilderness area.

 To access the proposed regulations go to: Scroll down to Thirteenth Lake . Deadline for comments is July 2, 2011. Please weigh in and forward to others who utilize boats and outboard motors for fishing and to access hunting and trapping areas or to enjoy the out of doors! To send a letter to the DEC and elected officials:

1. Highlight the letter below starting with the date and ending before the solid black line across the page. Then click edit then copy.

June 20, 2011

Peter Frank, Bureau of Forest Preserve
NYS DEC, Division of Lands & Forests
625 Broadway, Albany , NY 12233-4254

RE: Opposition to proposed regulation to ban outboard motors on Thirteenth Lake

Dear Mr. Frank:

As a sportsman and taxpayer I oppose the proposed regulation to ban the use of outboard motors on Thirteenth Lake for the following reasons:

1. There is no documented scientific evidence that the lake requires this additional protection or that water or air quality is being negatively impacted;

2. The regulation does not provide equitable consideration for all user groups and instead favors the paddlers and hikers; needs of fisherman and hunters are an afterthought.

3. The statement that outboard motors wakes are negatively impacting on nesting loons is hollow rhetoric and without merit;

4. The actions to protect the wilderness boundary are simply action on the Departments part to further a protectionist agenda and appease the green groups;

5. The regulation, which promotes the use of electric motors, will place the sport fishing public and hunters at risk as electric motors do not have the thrust or sustainability to get the sporting community safely to shore in high winds or when traveling long distances;

6. Citing the Forest Preserve Advisory Board as a group who has endorsed this regulation raises some very serious questions about the legitimacy and legality of this group. The Board is stacked with Green Groups, keeps no minutes that are available to the public and does not allow or invite the press or the general public to its meetings. Yet is a board involved in recommending regulations and policy!

7. The current lake access requires boats to be carried approximately 200 yards and as such limits lake access to car top boats and small motors; which are appropriate for a lake of this size.

8. Restricting motors will limit fisherman and prohibit hunters from accessing the remote sections of the lake.

9. The regulation will negatively impact on small businesses in an area that depend on sport fishing and hunting for business traffic.

Please stop this deceitful attempt at establishing precedent to further the D.E.C.’s “quiet waters” initiative and please consider the needs of all user groups in an equitable manner. Withdraw this proposal!



cc: Senator Mark Grisanti, Chair Encon. Committee
Senator Betty Little
Senator David Carlucci, Chair Admin. Reg. Review Com.


2. Click the link below on the far left to open an email message. When the email opens be sure all recipients are listed. Add others as you see fit, such as your state eleccted officials.;;;;

3. In the subject box type: Opposition to Outboard Motor Ban on Thirteenth Lake

4. Move your cursor to the text box and go to edit then paste to place the comment in the email. Feel free to modify comments as you see fit and add your own lead in and closing statements.

5. Fill in your name and address, title, etc. at the bottom of the e-mail.

6. Hit send and your comment will be sent to the D.E.C. and Elected Officials.

7. It is important that the D.E.C. receive some hard copies; they must respond to comments received by mail. To send a hard copy open the attachment and print.

8. If you would like to send an additional comment to Commissioner Martens click the link below.

If you need assistance or have questions, please let me know.

Thank-you for weighing in on this very important issue. Deadline for comments is July 2, 2011
Walt Paul
N.Y.S. Conservation Council
Access and Land Use Specialist

For more information and updates visit us at The New York State Conservation Council is the oldest conservation organization in N.Y.S. The mission of the Council is to conserve, protect, restore and perpetuate forests, wildlife and scenic and recreational areas.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hornady 50cal 385gr Great Plains 100 bullets : Large Bore / Cannon / Inert at

Hornady 50cal 385gr Great Plains 100 bullets : Large Bore / Cannon / Inert at

You're bidding on all 5 boxes of bullets to be shipped in a medium usps flat rate box.
Shipping is $12.00 no insurance for 5 boxes.
As with all my auctions please contact me before you bid as the item may have sold local.

Thanks for looking

Monday, June 6, 2011

HSUS CEO his plan from the beginning!

The  antis plan is the total illimination of sportsmen,animal owners based on Zero population. No consumers = no consumption.

Excerpt: “Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt,” Ted Kerasote, 1994

This file contains two brief excerpts (pp.250-257; 266-267) from Ted Kerasote's book Bloodties: Nature, Culture, and the Hunt (Kodansha Globe, 1994, out of print).

Bloodties is the source of several controversial quotes attributed to Wayne Pacelle, CEO of HSUS. They resulted from in-person interviews the Kerasote conducted with Pacelle in January 1992.

Among the most interesting bits of Bloodties:

1.[Pacelle:] "I've always had an affinity for wildlife, and the direct assault made on that wildlife by hunters and trappers has always infuriated me ... At the same time, I don't have a hands-on fondness for animals. I did not grow up bonded to any particular nonhuman animal. I like them and I pet them and I'm kind to them, but there's no special bond between me and other animals..." (pp. 250-251)

2.—"Do you think that people were once a natural, interactive part of their ecosystems?" I ask.

—"Maybe before the invention of agriculture," he says. (p. 253)

3.—"[W]ould you let people hunt for food if they did it respectfully?"

—"Well, it's a good question," he says, pondering what he's about the say. "I think that I would campaign against it. Yes, I think that I would." (p.254)

4.—"[A]re you a proponent of endless agriculture for endless people?"

—"Oh, no, no. I don't believe in the green revolution as a means of feeding the world, and I certainly don't plan to have children. I take it as a very serious personal responsibility not to put another consumer on this planet." (p. 255)

5.After stopping for potato chips, pretzels, and beer, and making only two more wrong turns, we find Heidi Prescott's town house. She's the national outreach director for the Fund [for Animals] and is famous—the first person to go to jail for animal rights. Rustling leaves with her feet, during a public hunt at a Maryland wildlife management area, she was fined five hundred dollars under a state law that forbids the harassment of hunters. Refusing to pay the fine, she spent fifteen days in jail, which opened her eyes to the plight of inmates.

Heavy set, jovial, and blonde, she has told me, "If I gave up animal rights and zero population work, I'd go into prison reform." At twenty-nine, she's already had her tubes tied for four years and declares that she's "never regretted the decision." After all, "population is the bottom line." (pp. 255-256)

6.—"About fishing ... do you avoid campaigning against it because there isn't a ground-swell movement in our culture to eliminate it?"

—"That is correct. We're out to minimize suffering wherever it can be done, and wherever our limited resources can be utilized most effectively—abusive forms of hunting for now, all hunting eventually."

—"And fish aren't furry and cute."

—"That's right."

—"How about pets, Wayne? Would you envision a future with no pets in the world?"

—"I wouldn't say that I envision that, no. If I had my personal view perhaps that might take hold. In fact, I don't want to see another cat or dog born. It's not something I strive for, though. If people were very responsible, and didn't do manipulative breeding, and cared for animals in all senses, and accounted for their nutritional needs as well as their social and psychological needs, then I think it could be an appropriate thing. I'm not sure. I think it's one of those things that we'll decide later in society. I think we're still far from it." (p. 266)

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