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Kalashnikov…Made in the USA!

From WeaponsMan.com

That news has the gunosphere going nuts. For the range of comment, you can look at this thread on Reddit — sane and sensible commentary scattered like gold nuggets in a poor vein of, well, the more usual kind of comments. But to the delight of gunnies, the main thrust of the article is that “real Kalashnikovs” will now be made in the USA. That sets the Redditors, particularly, off on jags and spasms of hope and longing for SVDs, SVD-M, Groza, Val and on and on and on…

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Concealed Carry for the Petite Woman

From ThePrepperJournal.com | By Falia Leigh | On Saturday, Nov 2nd, 2013

“Numerous factors must be just right in order for concealed carry to work well, and concealment can change daily depending on our clothes and activities. Gun size, on-body carry position, holster angle, and ride height are all things to consider, and just one problematic factor can be frustrating enough to discourage us from carrying. Since our bodies and gun preferences are all different, the CC method that works best for one person may not work for another; therefore, the more perspectives we can get from individuals similar to ourselves, the better…”

READ MORE: http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/11/02/concealed-carry-petite-woman/

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

RSW Staff To Appear At Gun Show In Lafayette, Indiana

February 1, 2, 3, 2013 Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Come out and see us – we have to drive over 3 hours just to see you!

At the Kmart Plaza at 3600 Indiana 38 in Lafayette, Indiana.

Door times:

Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Ticket prices:

Adults $5   Seniors 60+ $1 discount   Children 12 and under free.      3 day passes $12    2 day passes $9

Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.     Parking is free for this event.      LEO’s in uniform are free.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

The Truth About Gun Control

Comments by “Nosleeper” from TheBlaze.com | On Gun Control Legislation

“First and foremost, it is about individual rights. These various laws and regulations are nothing more than an infringement on those rights, limiting one’s ability to exercise those rights. We have a duty, as citizens, to fight for our rights and not let the Government take them away. The Second Amendment is the keystone in this struggle since it gives the citizens the means to resist a tyrannical and oppressive government, should it come to that…the ultimate check and balance. If it falls, the rest will not survive.

Laws that restrict goods that the people want serve only to develop a thriving criminal network: Prohibition brought about significant growth in organized crime, the war on drugs allowed for the expansion of violent inner city gangs, etc. When the Government reduces the supply but the demand remains, prices go up to the point where it is worth the risk to break the law to provide the goods.
In the case of guns, laws and regulations only affect the legal gun owners and will serve to slowly disarm the populace over time. Criminals will still be able to get illegal guns, but at a higher cost which will, by necessity, be funded by increased criminal activity.

Keep your liberty; keep your guns.”

This wonderfully worded comment was originally posted at http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/01/24/dems-reintroduce-assault-weapons-ban-and-its-not-just-rifles-purpose-is-to-dry-up-the-supply-of-these-weapons-over-time/

The number one reason citizens who are anti-gun do not want to accept the truth about gun control is because they secretly DO NOT feel they should be burdened with the responsibility of their own self-preservation. -Ed.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Howe IN: LaGrange 500 Gun Show

LaGrange 500 Gun Show

LaGrange 500 Gun Show

MOTH and I will be manning the Radical Survivalism Webzine table this weekend, January 11 and 12, 2013, at the LaGrange 500 Gun Show in Howe, Indiana!

Door times: Friday 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ticket prices:

Adults $5

Kids under 12 are free!

Adult 2 day passes $9

Seniors 60 and up: $1 off

Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

LEO’s in uniform are free.

Parking is free for this event.

New to this event will be a women’s personal defense class for $20 at noon on Saturday by The BodyGuard Academy.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Wyoming Lawmakers Propose Bill To Nullify New Federal Gun Laws

By Charlie Spiering | From WashingtonExaminer.com | On Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Wyoming lawmakers have proposed a new bill that, if passed, would nullify any federal restrictions on guns, threatening to jail federal agents attempting to confiscate guns, ammunition magazines or ammunition.

The bill – HB0104 – states that “any federal law which attempts to ban a semi-automatic firearm or to limit the size of a magazine of a firearm or other limitation on firearms in this state shall be unenforceable in Wyoming.”

The bill is sponsored by eight Wyoming state representatives ad two state senators. If passed, the bill would declare any federal gun regulation created on or after January 1, 2013 to be unenforceable within the state.

In addition, the bill states would charge federal officials attempting to enforce a federal gun law within the state with a felony – “subject to imprisonment for not more less than one (1) year and one (1) day or more than five (5) years, a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000.00) five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), or both.”

The bill also allows the Attorney General of Wyoming to defend a state citizen from any prosecution by the United States Government.

One of the bill’s co-sponsors, Wyoming State Senator Larry Hicks, told The Washington Examiner that this type of legislation sends a message to the federal government in Washington D.C.

“It says that your one size fits all solution doesn’t comport to what a vast majority of the state believes,” Hicks explained in an interview.

Citing the Tenth and the Second Amendments, Hicks asserted that the legislation was Constitutional, adding that he fully expected it to pass in the Wyoming state legislature. Hicks said that his Wyoming constituents were upset about the looming threat of gun control coming from Washington, particularly since Vice President Biden signaled yesterday that President Obama was willing to issue an executive order to tackle the gun issue.

“They are very, very upset that we’re going to see some level of federal takeover of our weapons and abuse of our rights given to us by the Second Amendment,” Hicks stated. “Also that the federal government will bypass our legislative officials and confiscate our weapons through executive order. This gives citizens of the Western United States a great deal of concern.”

Rep. Kendell Kroeker, the lawmaker that spearheaded the bill, explained that he hoped that the federal government would recognize their constitutional rights based on the Tenth and Second Amendments.

“I think that its necessary when the federal government violates our rights in the Constitution we have to act,” he explained.

The proposed legislation has recieved a overwhelmingly positive response from their constituents, according to the bill’s sponsors, even from citizens of other states.

Kroeker said that since he introduced the bill he has received up to 50 emails from constituents thanking him for standing up for their rights.

“Most of the feedback that I have received is very encouraging,” explained State Rep. Mark Baker, a fellow co-sponsor. “Many citizens from other states have contacted me stating that they are envious of our state’s initiative.”

Kroeker said that he currently owns several handguns, rifles, shotguns and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle – the model targeted by gun control proponents.

“People in Washington tend to overreact,” Kroeker said. “They try to place blame on gun owners punishing in the innocent to pay for the crimes of the guilty.”

Hicks explained that the model of the bill was taken from a bill passed in the State of Montana in 2009 adding that it wasn’t much different from what he’d seen other states do.

“I don’t think this is controversial in Wyoming at all,” he added. “I fully expect this bill to pass.”

This article was originally posted at http://washingtonexaminer.com/wyoming-lawmakers-propose-bill-to-nullify-new-federal-gun-laws/article/2518133

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

“Brain Dead” Iowa Lawmaker Talks “Big Guns” & Confiscation

By Pete Winn | From CNSNews.com | Monday, January 7th, 2013

Rep. Daniel Muhlbauer, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Rep. Daniel Muhlbauer (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(CNSNews.com) – A Democratic state lawmaker in Iowa told an Iowa newspaper he not only wants semi-automatic weapons banned in his state, he would like to see the weapons confiscated from anyone in Iowa who has already bought them.

“We cannot have big guns out here as far as the big guns that are out here, the semi-automatics and all of them,” Rep. Dan Muhlbauer (D-Manilla) told the Carroll (Iowa) Daily Times-Herald. “We can’t have those running around out here. Those are not hunting weapons. We should ban those in Iowa.”

Staff writer Douglas Burns reported that Muhlbauer supports a statewide ban and a voluntary buy-back plan, “but he would go further if needed” — and that “the state of Iowa should take semi-automatic weapons away from Iowans who have legally purchased them prior to any ban that is enacted if they don’t give their weapons up in a buy-back program.”

“Even if you have them, I think we need to start taking them,” Muhlbauer was quoted as saying. “We can’t have those out there. Because if they’re out there they’re just going to get circulated around to the wrong people. Those guns should not be in the public’s hands. There are just too many guns.”

Presumably, Muhlbauer’s confiscation idea — if ever adopted –would include the semi-automatic weapon owned by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

During his re-election campaign in 2012, the conservative King disclosed that he owned an AR-15, which he uses to control coyotes on his rural property in Western Iowa.

Muhlbauer’s state legislative district lies within the Fourth Congressional District that Rep. King represents in the U.S. Congress.

This article was originally posted at http://cnsnews.com/blog/pete-winn/iowa-lawmaker-semi-automatic-firearms-i-think-we-need-start-taking-them

Mr. Muhlbauer, you sir are a complete and total buffoon and an embarrassment to the state of Iowa…

If you would like to contact Muhlbauer in an effort to educate him about our Constitution, I’ve provided his information here:

Legislative Email: Dan.Muhlbauer@legis.iowa.gov

Home Address: 3316 – 370th St., Manilla IA, 51454

Capitol Phone: 515.281.3221

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

AL Department Of Homeland Security Releases “Run Hide Fight”

By Alabama Department of Homeland Security | From YouTube.com | On Saturday, December 29th, 2012

The department has these suggestions for how to act and what to do in an active shooter event:

DISCLAIMER: An individual must use his/her own discretion during an active shooter event as to whether he/she chooses to run to safety or remain in place. However, best practices for surviving an active shooter event are listed below.

REMEMBER: Law Enforcement’s first priority is to confront and disable the threat.

DEVELOP A SURVIVAL MINDSET

Awareness and Preparation: Take time to understand your surroundings and environment before an emergency occurs.

Ask yourself, “What if?” questions and develop a plan.

IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER EMERGENCY

Make a decision, trusting your instincts, to take action to protect yourself to survive the situation. You generally will have three options:

Run: Can you safely escape?

Hide: Is there a good place to hide?

Fight: Will you take out the shooter?

RUN FOR SAFETY

If you can and you deem it safe, get out and get to a safe place.

You will have to rely partially on instinct.

Leave belongings behind, but take your cell phone if it is handy.

HIDING IN A SAFE PLACE

Find a hidden location.

Find protection behind furniture if possible.

Find a room that locks if you can.

If possible, close and lock the outside door to the room. Blockade the door with furniture or other heavy objects.

Close the blinds, turn off the lights, remain quiet, silence cell phones, spread out away from other individuals, and move behind available cover.

Stay on the floor, away from doors or windows, and do not peek out to see what may be happening.

Make a plan with others in the room about what you will do if the shooter enters. Make a total commitment to action and act as a team with others.

Do whatever is necessary to survive the situation.

If possible and safe to do so, report the location of the assailant.

IF OUTSIDE WHEN A SHOOTING OCCURS

Drop to the ground immediately, face down as flat as possible. If within 15-20 feet of a safe place or cover, duck and run to it.

Move or crawl away from gunfire, trying to utilize any obstructions between you and the gunfire. Remember that many objects of cover may conceal you from sight, but may not be bulletproof.

When you reach a place of relative safety, stay down and do not move. Do not peek or raise your head in an effort to see what may be happening.

Wait and listen for directions from Public Safety and/law enforcement personnel.

IF SUSPECT IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY

An individual must use his/her own discretion about when he or she must engage a shooter for survival.

Make a plan as to how you will survive the situation.

Make a total commitment to action and act as a team with others if possible.

Do whatever is necessary to survive the situation.

HELP OUT

Warn others.

Help others escape.

Keep others away from the danger area.

Help the injured.

Help others stay calm.

CALLING FOR HELP

Call 9-1-1 to report the appropriate authorities. Do not assume that someone else has reported the incident. Be persistent; phones may be jammed.

Calmly identify yourself and your exact location. Remain calm and answer the dispatcher’s questions. The dispatcher is trained to obtain the necessary and required information for an appropriate emergency response.

If safe to do so, stop and take time to get a good description of the criminal. Note height, weight, sex, race, approximate age, clothing, method and direction of travel, and his/her name, if known.

If the suspect is entering a vehicle, note the license plate number, make and model, color, and outstanding characteristics. All of this takes only a few seconds and is of the utmost help to the responding officers.

WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRIVES

When law enforcement reaches you, do not run at them or make sudden movements.

The priority of the first responders will be to identify the shooter. Law enforcement will need to ensure that you are not the shooter.

Do not scream, yell, point, or wave your arms.

Do not hold anything in your hands that could be mistaken for a weapon (including cell phones).

Be quiet and compliant.

Show the officers your empty hands and follow their instructions.

Give the number of shooters.

Give the location and physical description of the shooter.

Give the number and types of weapons.

When it is safe to do so, you will be given instructions as to how to safely exit your location.

For the most part I agree with the instructions given here but only for those active shooter events when there are no options for civilian firearm intervention (i.e. in a “gun free” zone).

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

AR15 / M4 / M16A2 & Mechanical Zero With The 25m Target

By SafeArmsReview| From YouTube.com

Because of the vertically arching travel of the 5.56mm NATO round, it is common to use the following procedure to zero your “carry-handle equipped” AR-15 using the following procedure established by the US military.


This video was originally posted at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=j5QCGWYfHWk

Printable zeroing targets for download can be found at:

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Video: 5 Guns to Buy Before a Potential Ban

We aren’t saying a ban is absolutely going to happen, but if it were, what would you need to buy to stock up?

Published on Dec 2, 2012 On YouTube.com

The interesting thing about this video is that it was made well before the Sandy Hook incident in CT.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.