Rock Island Armory 1911
This one is actually chambered in 9mm. Note the thin, single stack magazine. Could probably do without the kind of tacky grip choice but to each their own. I have a Hogue wrap-around grip on my 1911, but kind of want to get a Crimson Trace.
December 17, 1944: Internment of Japanese-Americans Comes to an End.
On December 17th, 1944 the United States under the direction of U.S. Major General Henry C. Pratt issued Public Proclamation No. 21 stating that on January 2nd, 1945 all Japanese-Americans “evacuees” from the West Coast could return back to their homes.
The internment of Japanese-Americans began exactly ten weeks after the Empire of Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, which gave authorization for the removal of any or all people from military areas. As a result the military defined the entire West Coast, home to a majority of Japanese-Americans as military area. Within a couple of months over 110,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated to internment camps built by the US military scattered all over the nation. For the next two years Japanese-Americans would live under dire living conditions and at times abuse from their military guards.
Throughout World War II ten people were found to be spies for the Empire of Japan, not one of them was of Japanese ancestry. Forty-four year would pass until Ronald Reagan and the United States made an official apology to the surviving Japanese-Americans who were relocated, and were given $20,000 tax-free.
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A more practical use of the mag well space on an AR-15 lower. This one has the morse code chart. Many of us will probably never use morse code…unless SHTF.
Also chambered in .357 Magnum like the King Cobra, the Python differs slightly in that it has a ventilated rib along the top of the barrel. The number of ventilation slots on the rib tells you barrel length. 3 slots = 6” barrel. For Walking Dead fans, this is the revolver model carried by Rick Grimes.
Custom Draco .223
A heavily modified Romanian Draco, which normally is a handgun but this one was converted into an SBR (Short Barrel Rifle). Note the top cover with a rail. That is the Texas Weapon System Dog-Leg Rail. It attaches to the rear sight base and is hinged to open upward. Reviews of the TWS Dog-Leg Rail have been generally positive, and surprisingly it holds zero.
A duo-tone model, somewhat rare since majority were sold black/parkerized gray. The barrel on this pistols are threaded to accept silencers, though sometimes they also have a perforated barrel shroud.
A member of the Secret Service with the FN P90. This bullpup chambered in 5.7x28mm replaced the older UZI sub-machine guns that agents used to carry. The German military, probably still bitter at FN-Herstal for the FAL fiasco, refused to adopt the FN P90, preferring to stick with the H&K MP7.
When Taurus marketed the Judge upon its release it was touted as a great “anti-carjacking” gun. Simply shoot several shots of .410 gauge shotshell into the carjacker’s face. Some haters complain about the lethality of .410 gauge but none of them want to test it out by take a couple to the face apparently…I wonder why. The Judge is Taurus’s best selling firearm, so much so that Smith & Wesson wanted a share of the market and created the Governor.
Springfield Armory imported several FAL variants under the SAR name, much like the G3 variants. This is an Israeli Heavy Barrel FAL. There was also a Light Barrel version. I believe the receivers are from IMBEL in Brazil. One of my favorite FAL variants.
Dear NAACP, KKK, Urban League, etc…,
Although your organizations has served your purpose in the past, I’m here to inform you that your services are no longer needed. No more do we need organizations that practice separatism to speak out and protest against the same type of behavior that you yourselves practice. Far removed are we from the titles of White American, Black American, Latin American, for I bear the title Proud American. So, please stop trying to make yourselves remain relevant by over stepping your bounds, prematurely accusing people of wrong doing, and bringing up issues that were resolved years ago. The time we stop being separate on our own accord, we will see the economy work the way it should, lesser tension with those that volunteer to serve and protect, and a more harmonious and united United States of America!
(Source: dysfunctionalstatesofamerica, via )
FN TPS (The TPS stands for Tactical Police Shotgun. This one has quite a bit of aftermarket parts added on. What’s interesting about the TPS is that it comes from the factory with AR-15 style front and rear sights, as well as an AR-15 stock and pistol grip. It handles much like the rifle so officers and military personnel can get accustom to it much faster.)
Unlike the beautiful 6-year old Jonbenett Ramsey who received coverage all over the media - every tabloid, newspaper, news channel, talk show, 7-year old Aiyana Stanley was killed by a police officer during a raid while she was sleep and her murder received very little coverage at all.
Police, searching for a murder suspect, threw a flash grenade through the window of her family’s apartment around midnight. According to Aiyana’s father, it landed on the couch, setting Aiyana on fire. A police officer’s gun then went off, and shot Aiyana in the neck.
Aiyana was asleep on the living room sofa in her family’s apartment when Detroit police, searching for a homicide suspect, burst in and an officer’s gun went off, fatally striking the girl in the neck, family members said.
Her father, 25-year-old Charles Jones, told The Detroit News he had just gone to bed early Sunday after covering his daughter with her favorite blanket when he heard a flash grenade followed by a gunshot. When he rushed into the living room, he said, police forced him to lie on the ground, with his face in his daughter’s blood.
“I’ll never be the same. That’s my only daughter,” Jones told.
We haven’t forgotten about you baby. R.I.P.
Is this some type of fucking horrible nightmare that I can’t wake up out of?
OH MY GOD. FUCK THE POLICE.
nancy grace and the missing white girl hour will never tell you about aiyana or brisenia flores
this country is a nightmare
“So when the Irish, when Germans, when Italians were coming, and they didn’t speak the language and they didn’t know the culture, the idea was they will assimilate into Americanhood; they will become American, which in the American tradition has meant white American. But that melting pot never included people of color. Blacks, Chinese, Puerto Ricans, etcetera, could not melt into the pot. They could be used as wood to produce the fire for the pot, but they could not be used as material to be melted into the pot.”
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I think it’s important to note that the first wave of Irish immigrants were treated like rodents.
I think it’s also important to note that the identity of being “American” didn’t pop out of thin air. It took a long time to develop, because they were British colonists first and then they were loyal to states which led to the Civil War.
One of the things the 18th century British empire had in common with the new American nation was that they both had principles of liberty. Britain had parliament, America had its whole thing going on… but both practiced slavery. The principles of freedom, democracy and liberty were hypocritical because they weren’t put into practice on their “subject” peoples, even as they lauded themselves for the rights they gave themselves.
This changed over time. And America had a hard time with its initially mostly-white population taking in first the huge swathes of Mexican territory after the Mexican War (with it millions of former Mexicans), then freeing the black slaves, and so on.
The problem with this quote is that it takes history out of context. America, just like most countries, figured things out as it went along and it reacted to situations as they happened, sometimes regressing and sometimes rolling with the times. There was no great initial plan to say “Let’s let everyone come here, but let’s let the coloured peoples do the crappy work.”
It just happened, with various tragedies along the way, but there was no great White Person Plan for America.
Whoa, is this real?
There was no great initial plan to say “Let’s let everyone come here, but let’s let the coloured peoples do the crappy work.” —Of course there was. People from Africa were brought (by White Europeans) across the Atlantic to the Americas specifically to labor without pay, specifically to do the “crappy work”, and their identity as enslaved workers outside of respectable society was marked specifically by their physical appearance, because they were “coloured” as you say. From the earliest years of the colonial period people were brought to the US and the rest of the Americas from Africa specifically to work. Black slavery and the life of Black communities across the continent played out in a variety of ways depending on a number of variables, but the condition of Blacks on this continent was always dependent on being the people who were initially brought here to do the “crappy work”. Indigenous peoples across the continent were also exploited for their labor, and treated quite differently from the White European colonists specifically because of their perceived racial and ethnic traits, both in Latin America and in the United States. Basically all non-Whites who have come to the continent have come here to do work, Chinese immigrants in the West Coast on the US, Irish and Italian immigrants before their communities were subsumed into the larger category of White American, South Asian indentured servants in the British colonies in the Caribbean, even now lots of non-Whites come to the US with work visas, to work, and their value to and integration with US society is predicated on what they can produce, on how educated they are and what their labor contributes to society. And poor Mexicans and Central Americans cross the border into the US to work, to “do the works Americans won’t do” as people say, to do the “crappy work”. Non-whites have always been associated with “crappy work” in the Americas since White Europeans took control over much of the continent in the colonial period. Even right now, what was the most popular cinematic representation of “coloured peoples” as you say in the US last year? The Help, a movie were a group of Black women are employed as maids, doing the “crappy work” that their white mistresses apparently can’t or won’t do despite the fact that they don’t seem to be busy doing anything else. The “coloured peoples” have always been associated with “crappy work”. The value of non-whites in the US has always been tied with up labor, with work, crappy or otherwise. Non-white minorities are characterized by work: either they sterotypically work hard, being particularly good at specific labor (asians are good at math, black men are good at sports), or they’re too lazy and are taking all the resources. Their value is tied up with work. White people’s value as americans and as citizens is almost never characterized as a function of their labor at all.
And what do you mean “let’s LET everyone come here”? Who’s saying that, who’s saying “let’s let everyone come HERE”? The indigenous people who were here the whole time? No, right? You’re creating an argument where White Americans are in power by default already, and you don’t explain how this happened, and you say they are deciding who they “let” in “their” country or not.
And America had a hard time with its initially mostly-white population taking in first the huge swathes of Mexican territory after the Mexican War (with it millions of former Mexicans), then freeing the black slaves, and so on.—You can only refer to the population of the US as “initially mostly-white” if you take an incredibly Euro-centric point of view that pretty much erases the existence and importance of indigenous people, you know, the original inhabitants of the entire American continent, including the US. White people were only the majority in very particular areas where they settled and which they took from the Native Americans that were already living there, the areas where they were (and are) the majority were created by force. This isn’t just minor growing pains as you seem to characterize it. And there weren’t “millions of former Mexicans” in the territory that was taken by the US after the Mexican-American War. And “freeing the black slaves, and so on” is just a minor blip, apparently.
It just happened, with various tragedies along the way, but there was no great White Person Plan for America. — I saw this post on the Lati-negr@s tumblr. I have to say that I don’t usually reblog and respond to people that much in this blog, where I just pretty much post random facts about Latin America or whatever, and I certainly don’t respond to people who do not address this blog directly, but this has to be one of the most incredibly crass, dismissive statements about the history of the Americas I have ever read in my entire life. And typed out so casually on tumblr! I honesly cannot believe this is real. So colonialism, Black slavery, the genocide of indigenous people, violence on the part of Whites against non-Whites in this continent and in the US in particular for hundreds of years can just be summed up casually as “various tragedies along the way”? Along the way to what? “There was no great White Person Plan for America”? Are you serious? Of course there was. I don’t even know what to say.