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Dateline – Cameron County Texas Sheriff’s Office.

Source

100 assault rifles are passed out to border deputies

By IDLEFONSO ORTIZ Brownsville Herald


To prepare for potential confrontation against armed gunmen, the Cameron County Sheriff’s Department recently purchased about 100 AR-15 assault rifles to be carried by deputies in their patrol cars.

“We are all here on the border, and as we all know the cartels have some of these type of weapons,” Sheriff Omar Lucio said.

Sheriff Omar Lucio of Cameron County Texas

http://www.co.cameron.tx.us/sheriffs/bio.htm

“With these rifles, we have at least the same if not better firepower in case of a major event. We also have to point out that these weapons are powerful enough to penetrate some types of body armor. If we ever get into a tough situation with someone from over there, we’ll be able to go ahead and take care of our people. Hopefully, it never happens. but if it does we’ll be ready,” he said.

On Thursday morning, some two dozen deputies spent several hours at the sheriff’s department shooting range off FM 511 near the Port of Brownsville as part of their 24-hour certification course.

Patrol cars are in the process of getting special holders that will keep the rifles secure in the vehicle in a place where the deputy has immediate access in case of an emergency, Lucio said.

“As with all weapons, there are security procedures and regulations to avoid any accident with the weapons or to prevent someone from breaking into the car and taking the rifle,” he added.

Previously, deputies carried 12-gauge shotguns, which according to Lucio, while powerful only had an effective range of about 100 yards. With the new rifles, which shoot .223-caliber ammunition, the effective range tripled to approximately 300 yards. Also, the shotguns had a capacity of five to eight rounds of ammunition, while the new rifles carry 30 rounds per magazine.

“With each deputy carrying at least three magazines, it means that at any moment our guys will have 90 rounds ready to use,” Lucio said. “Also, other agencies carry the same type of weapon. In case of a major situation, our guys will be able to exchange magazines with them.”

An AR-15 ranges in price from $800 to $1,500. According to Lucio, the shotguns were exchanged for the rifles, and the difference in value was paid using proceeds seized from narcotics trafficking.

Now this is a great “START” Treaty in this Patriots opinion. START getting our LEO’s the tools to combat crime and then START enforcing our current Immigration Laws.

I have to wonder…… If Santa can have BOTH an AR-15 AND a Shotgun, then why can’t these LEO’s in Cameron County Texas?

And, like this email a friend sent me this afternoon….She said, “This has Silence written ALL over it!”

Seems a guy cruises through a stop sign, or whatever, and gets pulled over by a local policeman. Guy hands the cop his driver’s license, insurance verification, plus his concealed carry permit.

“Okay, Mr. Dogood,” the cop says, “I see your CCW permit. Are you carrying today?”

“Yes, officer, I am.”

“Well then, better tell me what ya got.”

Silence says, “Well, I got a .357 revolver in my inside coat pocket. There’s a 9mm semi-auto in the glove box. I’ve got a .22 magnum derringer in my right boot and a 1911 Colt .45 under the drivers seat.”

“Okay,” the cop says. “Anything else?”

“Yeah, back in the trunk, there’s an AR15 w/ 4 additional 30 round clips and a 12 gauge pump shotgun. That’s about it.”

“Mr. Smith, are you on your way to or from a gun range?”

“Nope.”

“Well then, what are you afraid of?”

“Not a damn thing, Sir!”

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Seventeenth Day of December in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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Update on Monday 8/16/2010: News blurb from Time Warner News 14 Carolina.

http://triangle.news14.com/content/local_news/triad/629287/group-rallies-to–restore-the-constitution-

—end of update—

2nd Armed Restore The Constitution Rally held on August 14, 2010 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

This Patriot made a little trek on Saturday morning. I went from the ‘Triangle Area’ of North Carolina to the ‘Triad Area’ of North Carolina. The trip is only about 60 miles each way but it was necessary. Why you might ask? Well, HISTORY was taking place & you know Patriots and History.

The Event: The 2nd Armed Restore the Constitution Rally (the 1st ARTC rally was held just outside of our Nations Capital on April 19, 2010. I couldn’t make that one.)

The Location: Guilford Courthouse National Military Park in Greensboro, NC. This was the site of a Revolutionary War Battle.

Here’s the sites website:

http://www.nps.gov/guco/index.htm

Here’s the Video of the Opening Prayer, Pledge of Allegiance, & the National Anthem. Note to all the Hip-Hop, Rock-N-Roll, & Country Music celebs; Take notes from Julie! This is HOW the National Anthem MUST be sung. NO individual interpretation. Strictly how F. S. Key & J.S. Smith wrote it. Great job Julie!

Bubba’s speech.

 

 

Bill Randall’s Speech

I had posted this event earlier too. We had, according to the National Park Service folks, between 300 – 400 attendees throughout the afternoon. Pretty neat I thought. To have that many ARMED Citizens, in one location, with roughly 50 Law Enforcement BOTG-“Boots On The Ground”- keeping an eye on things. That’s not to mention the satellite surveillance either.


More to follow as our ‘VP’s (Video Patriots) get the 1’s & 0’s uploaded. For you NON- Technical folks, all DIGITAL media is binary, meaning it’s really just a bunch of ONE’s or ZERO’s.


Here’s a few other random pics from the event. Click on the pics for  a larger image.

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifteenth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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On Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Greensboro, NC, another historic event will take place. Another event of standing up, or “Sitting In”, for what is Right! The event is an “ARMED” 2nd Amendment & RTC rally. This rally will NOT be at a Woolworths, but on the site of a Revolutionary War battlefield.



Here’s a little history for you;

On February 1, 1960, four negroes (term used in 1960) from NC A&T University, decided to sit at a “Whites Only” lunch counter in a Woolworths Store in Greensboro. This was their peaceful way of protesting segregation.

Woolworth Lunch Counter now in the Smithsonian

Times haven’t changed that much folks. 50 years ago, people were fighting for Truth, Justice & the American Way. Today, the majority of Americans are in the fight of our lives. To preserve our great country & to Restore The Constitution.

Restore The Constitution Rally

August 14, 2010 from 1pm to 4pm
Guilford Courthouse Battleground Park
2331 New Garden Rd
Greensboro, NC

http://ncfreedom.us/2010/06/15/2nd-restore-the-constitution-rally/

And here’s the Guilford Courthouse Battleground site:

http://www.nps.gov/guco/index.htm

And we will have a band from Nashville….

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Plus a whole slew of great speakers. To make it easy on ya, here’s Randys blog with ALL the INFO!

http://randysright.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/peaceful-armed-restore-the-constituion-rally-greensboro-nc-national-park-august-14th/

And if you’d like  to help us spread the word about this rally, here’s a PDF file for easy printing.

MusterFlyer

FOLKS…. I want you to think about something for a minute. Driving a car is NOT a right.  Driving, in most states, is considered a Privilege. Once you have passed an instruction course, you are issued a license to drive, or USE, a car. Our elected representatives are treating several of our “RIGHTS” as if they were privileges. This is UNACCEPTABLE and we must peacefully protest.

We have a “Right to Assemble”(1st Amendment), yet today, we must Apply for a License to actually assemble (we DO have a permit/license for this rally on Saturday)

We  have a  “Right to Keep & Bear Arms”(2nd Amendment) yet today, we must apply for a license to purchase one or to have one with us on our person. Even WITH this said license, we STILL cannot USE this “RIGHT” in certain situations.

I’m just as guilty as anyone. I have let my representatives get away with this behavior of trampling on my RIGHTS. Well, I’m awake now…WIDE AWAKE my friends and I hoping you’ll join me on Saturday to send  a “Crystal Clear” message to the deaf ears in Raleigh & DC.


In closing, I think this film clip from the 1976 movie ‘Network’  is appropriate…..

We’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore!


Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Eighth Day of August in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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That title statement is a FACT. Get over it Liberals.


John Stossel had a special on FOX News a couple of weeks back. Please take the time to watch, listen & understand the facts he presented.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7 (Final chapter)

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Fifth Day of July in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Ten.

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This blog is respectfully dedicated to TWO of my favorite Patriots. I met these wonderful Americans a little over a year ago & I have the utmost respect for both of them.


They had a terrific little write-up in one of the Triangles local newspapers. The Raleigh N&O. This same article was picked up & also published by the Myrtle Beach, SC SunNews. So with out further adieu, Ladies & Gentlemen…..Randy & Bubba!

Randy is the one on the left. Bubba is not pictured here.

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Bubba & his bride, along w/ Dawn(holding the Gadsden Flag)This was at a Rally for the 3 NAVY SEALS that were being court martialed in Norfolk, Virgina. Gladly, all 3 SEALS were found NOT GUILTY of ANY and ALL Wrong doings!!!

Text of the newspaper writeup:

Published Mon, Jun 21, 2010 02:00 AM

In N.C., you can let your gun show

Randy Dye will sometimes carry a gun on his hip, right out in the open, no jacket pulled over it, no inside-the-belt holster. It draws funny looks, and Dye doesn’t much care.

One time, Dye explains, he was standing in line for a money order when the guy behind him asked, “Are you a police officer?” Dye said no, and the guy kept staring, so Dye stared back. “We good?” Dye asked, and the conversation stopped.

“I wasn’t trying to intimidate,” says Dye, a retired trauma nurse in Chatham County. “He approached me. If you don’t understand your constitutional rights, you need to go read them.”

In North Carolina, a grass-roots segment of gun rights advocates increasingly calls for firearms to be displayed as openly as a ballpoint pen in a shirt pocket. A national pro-gun Internet group, opencarry.org, ranks the state among the friendliest to those who wear a weapon for all the world to see.

Unlike concealed weapons, plain-sight guns are almost totally unregulated in North Carolina, where only a misdemeanor “going armed to the terror of the public” speaks to the issue. In contrast, generally gun-friendly states such as Texas and South Carolina are rated as relatively hostile to carrying unconcealed handguns in public even though they, like North Carolina, are among at least 48 states that have concealed handgun carry permit laws.

In the Triangle, more than 100 people have joined an Internet “meetup” group dedicated to open-carry firearms, getting together at a Raleigh Five Guys and a Cary Chik-Fil-A, encouraging even the skittish to attend. A similar group has formed in the Triad, and backers, including Dye, will hold a rally in Greensboro in August.

“It’s gaining momentum,” said Paul Valone, president of nonprofit firearms group Grass Roots North Carolina. “These are perfectly normal people. These are not gun nuts.”

The law changes

Before 1995, firearms advocates note, it was legal to carry a gun openly almost anywhere in public. But when the state’s concealed weapons law passed that year, ending a 116-year-old ban on hidden guns, it also set up restrictions for guns of any kind – concealed or otherwise. Firearms are not permitted inside schools or government buildings, for example, and private businesses have the right to post prohibitions on their premises.

A recent Rasmussen Reports poll shows that 47 percent of Americans oppose open-carry laws, citing safety concerns, compared to 41 percent who are in favor. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence has lobbied against overt firearms display. Even among gun owners, the question of open versus concealed carry creates a division, with varying degrees of eagerness or dismay about wearing a loaded pistol on the hip.

“I think a lot of people would have problems with that,” said Hilton Cancel, a retired police detective who has a concealed carry permit and sits on the board of North Carolinians Against Gun Violence.

In Dodge City?

In arguing against openly packing a handgun in public, Cancel echoes one of the Old West lines used during the debate about North Carolina’s concealed handgun permit law: “Parents with children, and seeing folks carrying guns out in the open, just kind of gives you the feeling you’re in Dodge City.”

Still, there is nothing on the books that outlaws overt weaponry, short of that misdemeanor that bans going armed “to the terror of the public,” which generally doesn’t apply to simple gun display.

For some gun rights advocates, carrying an unconcealed gun is an opportunity to vigorously exercise their Second Amendment rights. In May, Harris Teeter grocery stores faced a backlash from gun-carrying customers when the company posted signs banning guns, concealed or otherwise. The signs came down quickly. In 2005, Charlotte contemplated an open-carry ban, but it later balked.

Nationwide, Starbucks has won plaudits from gun owners for refusing to ban firearms in its stores within open-carry states, unlike stores such as California Pizza Kitchen, which allows only uniformed officers with open guns.

“The Constitution doesn’t say I have the right to keep and bear arms if I keep them concealed,” said Eric Shuford, an instructor at the Wake County gun range, who reports seeing more interest in open carry. “It says I have the right to keep and bear arms.”

Armed, not ordinary

For Bubba McDowell, a blogger in Zebulon who considers the Second Amendment the most important part of the Bill of Rights, owning a gun is both a right and a serious responsibility.

He started open carrying 33 years ago and got a concealed permit only last year. People ask him about his gun every day, he said. When a Best Buy employee asked whether he was a police officer, a military man or an ordinary civilian, he replied, “I’m not an ordinary civilian. I’m an armed civilian.”

“The usual question is ‘Are you an undercover police officer?’ because I have long hair and a beard,” he said. “It’s part of my wardrobe. As I put my belt in the loop, the pistol holster is part of the loop.”

There is nervousness about open carry, even among lifelong gun folks. Shuford will wear a gun in a grocery store, especially in the summer when it’s harder to conceal. But the possibility of someone reacting badly to the sight of a gun is always there, so he limits the habit.

At Perry’s Gun Shop in Wendell, Barry Perry reports heavy interest in concealed handguns, showing off rows of pistols designed for that in his display case. Most gun owners don’t want people to feel intimidated by a weapon out in the open, he said. Others worry that open carry is too extreme and likely to generate a backlash that cuts into other firearms laws. More, even passionate gun advocates, doubt open carry’s effectiveness as a crime deterrent.

Even Valone, who advocates removing many of the restrictions attached to North Carolina’s concealed carry law, has doubts. If somebody were robbing a convenience store in which he were buying a soda, Valone said, he’d rather they not know he was carrying a gun. It takes away the element of surprise.

Regardless, he advised, an open carrier needs to know the law. You can’t take a gun anyplace where admission is charged or alcohol is served.

And when Dye led a protest last week outside Rep. Bob Etheridge’s office in downtown Raleigh, he carried no piece on his hip – verboten at a public demonstration.

“We do our best to follow the law,” Dye said. “We don’t always agree with it.”

Staff researcher Peggy Neal contributed to this report. josh.shaffer@newsobserver.com or 919-829-4818

Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Twenty Second Day of June in the Year or our Lord, Two Thousand Ten. (note: For those of you who read this post regularly, did you ever wonder why I chose this off shade of  green for my valediction?  Answer: It’s the closest thing to “Olive Drab” on the free blog color pallet….SilenceDogood2010 trivia 101!)

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