Friday, May 23, 2014

US Army Selects Scorpion Camouflage Pattern (aka: MultiCam variant)

Scorpion will replace the MultiCam pattern, currently fielded by the Army as the Operational Camouflage Pattern, making Scorpion the standard issue pattern of the Army, thereby completely replacing the unpopular Universal Camouflage Pattern, first adopted in 2004. The Army will continue to refer to the new Scorpion pattern as OCP. The patterns are very similar so the Army will continue to purchase MultiCam as OCP until the new supply chain for Scorpion is up and running.
(more here)

Scorpion and MultiCam, for all intents and purposes, are the same...yet different.

For a good comparison review, go here.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Moral and Legal Considerations for Self-Defense Against LEO's

Before you say I'm being unfair and lumping good cops with bad cops, consider how many times every day LEO's are infringing on individual rights under color of law.

I don't need to post examples. They're all over the internet and occur on a daily basis.

What do you do when a cop oversteps his authority?

Some things to consider:
“Citizens may resist unlawful arrest to the point of taking an arresting officer's life if necessary.” Plummer v. State, 136 Ind. 306. This premise was upheld by the Supreme Court of the United States in the case: John Bad Elk v. U.S., 177 ...U.S. 529. The Court stated: “Where the officer is killed in the course of the disorder which naturally accompanies an attempted arrest that is resisted, the law looks with very different eyes upon the transaction, when the officer had the right to make the arrest, from what it does if the officer had no right. What may be murder in the first case might be nothing more than manslaughter in the other, or the facts might show that no offense had been committed.”

An arrest made with a defective warrant, or one issued without affidavit, or one that fails to allege a crime is within jurisdiction, and one who is being arrested, may resist arrest and break away. lf the arresting officer is killed by one who is so resisting, the killing will be no more than an involuntary manslaughter.” Housh v. People, 75 111. 491; reaffirmed and quoted in State v. Leach, 7 Conn. 452; State v. Gleason, 32 Kan. 245; Ballard v. State, 43 Ohio 349; State v Rousseau, 241 P. 2d 447; State v. Spaulding, 34 Minn. 3621.

“When a person, being without fault, is in a place where he has a right to be, is violently assaulted, he may, without retreating, repel by force, and if, in the reasonable exercise of his right of self defense, his assailant is killed, he is justified.” Runyan v. State, 57 Ind. 80; Miller v. State, 74 Ind. 1.

“These principles apply as well to an officer attempting to make an arrest, who abuses his authority and transcends the bounds thereof by the use of unnecessary force and violence, as they do to a private individual who unlawfully uses such force and violence.” Jones v. State, 26 Tex. App. I; Beaverts v. State, 4 Tex. App. 1 75; Skidmore v. State, 43 Tex. 93, 903.

“An illegal arrest is an assault and battery. The person so attempted to be restrained of his liberty has the same right to use force in defending himself as he would in repelling any other assault and battery.” (State v. Robinson, 145 ME. 77, 72 ATL. 260).

“Each person has the right to resist an unlawful arrest. In such a case, the person attempting the arrest stands in the position of a wrongdoer and may be resisted by the use of force, as in self- defense.” (State v. Mobley, 240 N.C. 476, 83 S.E. 2d 100).

“One may come to the aid of another being unlawfully arrested, just as he may where one is being assaulted, molested, raped or kidnapped. Thus it is not an offense to liberate one from the unlawful custody of an officer, even though he may have submitted to such custody, without resistance.” (Adams v. State, 121 Ga. 16, 48 S.E. 910).

“Story affirmed the right of self-defense by persons held illegally. In his own writings, he had admitted that ‘a situation could arise in which the checks-and-balances principle ceased to work and the various branches of government concurred in a gross usurpation.’ There would be no usual remedy by changing the law or passing an amendment to the Constitution, should the oppressed party be a minority. Story concluded, ‘If there be any remedy at all ... it is a remedy never provided for by human institutions.’ That was the ‘ultimate right of all human beings in extreme cases to resist oppression, and to apply force against ruinous injustice.’” (From Mutiny on the Amistad by Howard Jones, Oxford University Press, 1987, an account of the reading of the decision in the case by Justice Joseph Story of the Supreme Court.
Go read To Shoot A Cop at WRSA.

Just because they have a badge, doesn't mean they're always right.

Sic Semper Tyrannis

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Max Velocity: Mental Preparation for Combat

I think a reluctance to commit harm to others is a good thing. Where would we be without it? The important thing is to be able to break out of your genetics/conditioning and act effectively in those situations where you actually do need to harm/kill in order to protect yourself or your loved ones/team/group. I don’t want this post to become a debate about Marshall/Grossman (I really don’t), but I want to discuss how to better mentally prepare for combat.
Read it all at Max's page.

You are ready to take life in defense of life, right? RIGHT?!



h/t WRSA

Thursday, May 15, 2014

TL Davis: A Nation Reborn

The events at Bundy Ranch have served as lessons for us, and them.

TL Davis breaks it down here.

The lines have been drawn.

You're training, right?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Survival Tool: The Anti-Kidnapping Band

The Anti-Kidnapping Band is designed to allow you to carry escape tools in your watch band. It's a wearable insurance policy for military personnel, foreign aid workers, and journalists in conflict zones, as well as for travelers in countries with a high risk of kidnapping for ransom.
The band contains a ceramic razor blade, a polymer handcuff key, and a 4' Kevlar friction saw.
This is cool and there's really no reason not to own it.

More pictures and explanation here.

But, But, Nobody Needs An AR-15 (This Guy Did)

Story here.

In a gun fight, rifle beats pistol every time. (if utilized properly)

First, good job. He probably could have thrown a few more rounds down range but I wasn't there. The threat was stopped.

Second, never talk to the media. Now everyone knows where he keeps his rifle and he's gotta leave the house sometime.

Third, an Evil Black Rifle (or any other firearm) for self-defense is something politicians still haven't quite grasped the concept of.

Photo by Oleg Volk
Are you ready to defend your home and its occupants at a moments notice? If you're reading this blog, you should be.

Remember what Captain Obvious says:

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rules For Radicals - Rule #5 Part 2: Moochelle's Turn


Okay, the story behind this picture is here if you're really interested in knowing.

But I want you all to give her the same treatment we gave her husband with the Rules For Radicals - Rule #5 post.

Saul Alinsky's Rules For Radicals, Rule #5: Ridicule Is Man’s Most Potent Weapon
Here's a few I grabbed of the internet (at the bottom) to give you some ideas. Email me your submissions and I'll post them here, newest to oldest.

Have fun!

h/t WRSA