Sunday, 8 December 2019

Militarising Of NZ Police:

Things are 'moving forward' very rapidly down here in "Clean Green New Zealand".

- First Police Commissioner Mike Bush announces on 18 October that three Armed Response Vehicles will be trialled in three separate locations ..

.. Then - on 9th December Police media centre releases news that Police have taken delivery of three covert armoured cars costing $1.23 million dollars - to coincidentally be deployed around New Zealand also to three locations.

https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-armour-specialist-police-vehicles

- This is an interesting statement from the news release ..

The vehicles do not carry arms, however staff in the vehicles will be armed with Police firearms, as is standard practice for these specialist staff when they are deployed.


.. Very interesting if we remember the OIA reply to my question (about what they've got) - stating that Police hold .. 

74 x Firearms Capable Of Fully Automatic Fire - SUB-MACHINE GUNS.

40 x 40mm GRENADE LAUNCHERS - for use with GAS GRENADES & SPONGE ROUNDS

.. and that they are already deploying "distraction devices" - Noise Grenades (26 November)..

Does this demonstrate a PR technique of drip feeding bad news so that it seems unconnected?

- What will this 'Traditionally UNARMED Police Service' announce next month? .. maybe they will repeat their suggestion that we ordinary citizens seek training in "empty hand" self defence?

Marty K.


NZ Police Buy Armoured Cars:

SO .. WHERE TO NEXT? ...

"Body armour for specialist Police vehicles "

New Zealand Police has taken delivery of three Armoured Special Purpose Vehicles.  The vehicles are unmarked and look like standard Toyota Land cruisers.
They are expected to become operational during December.
The vehicles have been fitted with ballistic – bullet proof and blast resistant – armour to provide specialist Police with greater protection when they are deployed to major national security events or high-risk firearms incidents.
They will not be used for patrol.

Friday, 6 December 2019

GUN RIGHTS Truth & Lies (& How It Matters):

Here in New Zealand there is the one select group of 250,000 people who have been found by the law enforcement agency to be so law abiding and trustworthy as to be permitted to own & use firearms - & these responsible citizens are now under strong political attack by their country's GOVERNMENT for having been issued a Firearms Licence and for daring to try to protect that right.

.. Unbelievable. - It is as if they (we) are being blamed for that shocking 'Mosque' terrorist mass murder.

- Currently NZ seems to be suffering increasing shootings by police officers - while in UK cities killings are peaking at two or three stabbing murders every day. Coincidentally both of these British nations are short of thousands of police officers.

THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS?

.. Article 7 of our British AND New Zealand Bill Of Rights clearly states:
Bill of Rights 1688 (February 13).

" Subjects’ arms. That the subjects which are Protestants may have arms for their defence suitable to their conditions, and as allowed by law:"


- By the passing of the (NZ) Imperial Laws Application Act 1988 - the British Bill of Rights, unmodified, became part of New Zealand law.


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If someone - maybe the leaders of a country - denies the facts about something important .. repeating that same lie at every opportunity .. even when others counter with proven facts - it becomes like a game where the biggest loudest most repeated single assertion becomes the winner. This is certainly what is happening in UK and USA in recent years. - People are becoming entrenched in their nonsense "beliefs" anyway.

The other aspect is .. that so many folk are too busy with their day-to-day living issues and soon forget any original "un-adjusted" reality.
NZ Minister of Police Nash:
This is how conditioning and "public relations" misinformation works. - Repeat a lie often enough and it becomes 'fact' .. in my experience that's how it works.

- Here's a couple of simple examples for you of how "marketing" persuasion works:


Did Sam Colt invent the revolver?   Factual Answer .. No - the earliest known revolver is in The Tower of London Armoury dated around 1680 .. 150 years before Colt.

When did Samuel Colt design the Colts Model 1873 SAA PEACEMAKER?  Factual Answer .. Never - William Mason designed it - eleven years after Colt's death.


W C Fields.

 - Politicians & business persons do & say anything that they can get away with to make take money from anyone else. "Never give a sucker an even break" WC Fields 1923 & 1936.

- Does it matter that you are lied to and treated like mushrooms?

.. Not much nowadays .. otherwise - you'd do something about it .. there seems to be plenty of individuals around who no longer care to distinguish between reality and their emotional preferences .. "what's the diff?"

Marty K.
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Thursday, 5 December 2019

Ethen Allen's Best:

Two unrelated Ethan Allen people illuminate the turbulent history of America - the earlier Ethan Allen was a Revolutionary and land speculator of Vermont (1737-1789) while the second was a successful firearms designer and maker (1808-1871). They both are interesting to read about ..

The second Ethan Allen successfully built and developed a wide range of both percussion & cartridge guns and early cartridges over forty years - in partnership with various family members - Well done that man.


Allen's Patent 'Tube Hammer' Single Shot patent: 1837:

Allen "Bar Hammer" Single Shot Percussion :

https://www.bevfitchett.us/firearms-assembly/info-kyw.html

.. so that "bar hammer" came down to the pepper-boxes from earlier.




SOME VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5YB6dwl9rU

Interesting 'Special' Spike.

I've done an earlier post about these 'pepperbox' guns. Link:


Allen & Wheelock Bar Hammer revolvers.

Allen & Wheelock  Side Hammer Revolvers.

Should you be in the mood for some good reading of many more types of Ethan Allen's guns .. you'll do well to find Wikipedia's page on this man ..  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethan_Allen_%28armsmaker%29 

.. funny thing but having researched this maker - I really like the style & design of his bar hammers and the side hammer revolvers

- then there is also the entry for the adventure filled life of the earlier "Revolutionary" man.


Marty K.

Sunday, 1 December 2019

Buck & Ball - The Fighting 69th:


The U.S. Union Army's  IRISH BRIGADE  was often referred to as the "Fighting 69th" .. but it's a bit of a coincidence that their preferred weapon during the Civil war years was the Springfield Model 1842 .69" caliber smooth-bore musket using Buck and Ball.


At ranges out to 200 yards - the percussion smooth bore Buck & Ball load made more hits than rifled muskets using the Minie Ball - so there was good reason for the Irish Brigade to retain their dated smooth bores.

- Under some circumstances 'smooth-bore' is actually better than rifled ...?

Nothing is ever simple - (despite politicians always choosing the the easiest short-term action) - the lighter round balls had a greater muzzle velocity/energy than Minie balls - but those heavier conical Minie rounds retained higher energy at longer ranges.

- Since 1907 and to this day - the Fighting 69th continues as a unit of the New York National Guard.
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Winchester's PDX1 12 gauge load features three 00-buck copper plated pellets over a one-ounce slug. 
I wonder how our oppressive NZ Police hierarchy might regard such cartridges - are these to be PROHIBITED as 'duplex loads' .. or accepted as lawful "shot loads'? - They might of course decide to switch from time to time between rulings - on an irregular whim basis.

- either way .. how would they enforce such a pointless ruling? (outside of Import restriction)

Those of us who proudly hold our Irish ancestry will recall that The 69th New York Militia first gained notoriety prior to the Civil War, - when Colonel Michael Corcoran refused to parade the regiment before the EnglisPrince of Wales during the latter's visit to New York City. - Plans to court martial him were eventually dropped .. as his fighting ability was needed by the Union side .. thus confirming that rules were ever meant to be ignored when convenient.


Marty K.

Friday, 29 November 2019

What's a 'RUPERTINOE" Cannon Then?

Well for starters .. the name "RUPERTINOE" is a typical British cock-up - in that it's a mistake when copying what was actually written into one guns surface ' RUPERT inv '.

But there you go .. "give a dog a bad name" and "Rupertinoe" it is ..

 Designed by Prince Rupert of the Rhine 1619-1682, an experienced naval commander and senior admiral of the Royal Navy - the gun was intended for use against the Dutch during the Anglo-Dutch Wars.
The Rupertinoe was a high specification, annealed and lathe turned gun made experimentally - at Rupert's foundry at Windsor Castle - reflecting his scientific interests in metallurgy— he was the third founding member of the Royal Society.
He had the cast iron guns heat treated so that the bore might be precisely turned or machined to have a reduced windage so that the cannon balls fit more closely and didn't bounce about so much as they accelerated up the barrel and flew on towards their target. 
This design is notable for having a reduced diameter truncated cone powder chamber and possibly .. the bores were engineered to tighten-up as the ball nears the muzzles.
These machined cannon were lighter and superior to most others of the day .. but they cost much more to produce .. so soon fell out of favour.
Links to very good information:

http://arc.id.au/Cannon.htmlhttp://arc.id.au/Cannon.htmlhttp://arc.id.au/Cannon.html

- Now of course you all are thinking .. "Where's the pictures?"

Here's your homework for today. - If you can find any true image of a Rupertinoe or even those iterations made by John Browne that are called 'DRAKES' - I've got more than one bottle of Irish Whiskey or even a single Malt whisky that I am happy to share with you up here in the Canterbury hills of New Zealand.

The below images are said to be of a John Browne demi-culverin  DRAKE cannon found in Bermuda West Indies 2009:


.. it may (or may not) be a kind of Rupertinoe .. funny stuff history.

Marty K.


- I blame it all on the Chinese (Song dynasty) eh.(They started all this GUN stuff)

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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Majority Support for Gun Rights? - I Don't Think So:

You gotta be dreaming eh .. at least down here in New Zealand. - My guess would be that right now - 95% plus of ordinary Kiwis are traumatised and fear and strongly feel that guns should be Banned.
THE FINGER OF DEATH:

Prior to March 15th when that Australian killer videoed & live-streamed himself shooting a hundred Muslims in Christchurch .. killing 51 - that antagonism may have been a little less - at perhaps 80% ..

People here and all around the world are rightly aghast and shocked by such a hate-filled assault on a minority grouping. - I am horrified and feeling close to guilty.

Can you start to try to feel the pain, horror, grief, personal loss, & fear of the survivors?

I personally know one F.Licence holder who has now become strongly ANTI-GUN.

- I understand that it is natural that some folk blame THE GUNS for the killing - as that murdering scum used guns to express his hatred .. the "Media" have a strong influence on what people believe.

CONDITIONING works by repetition - if you are told something ten times your sub-conscious mind will accept that input - even if at the conscious level you know it is incorrect.

You see the same ADVERTISEMENTS on television four times an hour .. it's a brainwashing technique that the marketing experts KNOW will influence your mind & your purse.

- Consider this prospect. The typical city dweller aged thirty-five will have been exposed to negative criminal firearms violence on TV, and in the movies perhaps three times every day for the 32 years since she learned to speak .. do the math  .. 32x 365x 3 = 35,040 times. - That's an absolute minimum that takes no account of any extra printed exposure or instruction by educators.

- Approaching 68% of the worlds folk live in urban environs .. 82% of North Americans.
- The UK's 67 Million live in cities & towns while only 0.5m live in the countryside - To most of these co-polymerised concrete inmates .. GUNS EQUAL VIOLENT CRIMINAL ACTS.

One lovely friend - a "true believer" - was saying to me only the other day - that guns mean that all you've got to do is point one ..and people will be dead. - He has zero experience or knowledge about firearms .. BUT HE 'KNOWS' THAT THEY ARE EVIL.
.. Rational fact based argument won't work to counter these emotional perceptions - I'm attempting to steer him into an enjoyable personal range visit .. a long term project.

To even neutralise the conditioning - 35,040 x 'GUNS = BAD' you must need more than the same amount of positive emotional events .. am I missing something here?
- How can you persuade anyone - who's factory farm meat arrives oven-ready in a sealed plastic presentation pack .. that you need a sporting firearm?

This is going to require a costly & unified PR campaign.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019

UK's 1997 Handgun BAN - How Was It For You?


Following The UK's Firearms (Amendment) Act 1997 and 'Part 2' when the UK "GOT TOUGH ON CRIME" - the number of recorded firearms offences in the United Kingdom increased significantly after the law entered force.
 - Excluding offences with air weapons, firearms offences peaked at 11,088 in 2005/2006, compared to only 4,904 in 1997.

The 6,492 offences recorded in the year ending March 2018 still is a much greater number than that in 1997.

 Handguns remain the most common kind of firearm used in crime in the UK, with 2,847 offences in the year ending March 2018 .. despite changes in the definition of what is a handgun to reduce reportage.


Police recorded 39,598 offences involving a knife or sharp instrument in the year to December 2017, a 22% increase compared with the previous year (32,468), and the highest number registered since comparable records started in 2010.
2017 Gun crime rose to 6,604 offences.
One corny old saw is ..."Insanity is doing something over and over, but expecting a different result." 
- What should New Zealand expect from our future violent crime statistics?
Marty K.


Monday, 25 November 2019

Police 'DISTRACTION DEVICE' (CO2 sound grenade)

There was a well reported Hostage event ("if it bleeds .. it leads") in Oriana Crescent - Tauranga on Sunday. This resulted in one person being shot dead - but the hostages were released uninjured.

Both video of the police action and reports from neighbours suggest that multiple shots were heard during the 'entry' ... but "a police spokesperson" has stated that the offender was killed with one only shot
 .. Another described "bullets coming through the roof". But police say they fired only one shot.
"We understand residents have reported hearing multiple shots being fired," a spokesperson said.
"This was likely to have been distraction devices, which were deployed twice upon police entry and which can produce a sound similar to rapid gunfire."
My quick research suggests that this "distraction device" might be a CO2 powered "grenade" such as those marketed by  American Speciality Ammunition Inc . - Valken in USA for around US$50. plus each and shown in this video below:

- We .. mere citizens - are unlikely to be informed as to how many of the multiple "bangs" were noise grenades and how many were police firearms discharges .. but assuredly the accepted level of handgun marksmanship by police worldwide is around 82-85% misses.
Marty K.

The YEET CANNON Unlikely To Land Here:

The latest 'Giggle' from the land of dealer-bling USA is the limited edition Hi-Point YC-9 YEET CANNON:

It seems 313,000 votes were placed to call it thus - a bit like the "Boaty-Mack-Boat-Face" micky take.
In the vernacular "yeet" means to sling something away forcibly ...
It's the cheap clunker 9mm from Hi-Point that most everyone likes to take the piss out of.

Well they sell new under US$200 and are ugly m/f's with a top-heavy slide - that's built that way to tame the recoil - because it's a BLOW-BACK nine.
.. It may be the ugly friend that you got stuck with on a Saturday night in town .. but treat her right and she'll buy the beer all night and feed you breakfast in the morning. - Probably make a great wife.

They do work mostly - and isn't that something?

- I'd have one in a shot as I'm well known for my bad taste - but that will not come-to-be, down here in NZ as it's only got a 31/2 inch long naughty barrel so will be prohibited by our police leaders ... Sad eh,

Marty K.

Friday, 22 November 2019

.. When They've Taken Them All ?

Are you any good with your yumi & ya?

.. How about a catapult ?
 
I was earlier reading the NZ police's new security order for persistent licence holders who apply for a 'P' Endorsement .. 'P' is said to mean "prohibited" .. but ..

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/FMfcgxwGBmwGZmbsbDlWMwWFSCjvwsNt

- If you have the effrontery or balls to apply to still own a freshly prohibited firearm or part - a condition of your ongoing right is stated by order of police - that when you securely lock it into your certified and police approved gun safe - in your soundly constructed home with examined & approved intruder resistant door, window closures & alarms ...

 ... you must first disassemble said prohibited firearm removing an essential component - that then itself has to be stored in a SECOND approved certified safe AT ANOTHER ADDRESS where the approved inhabitant has no access to that part AND does not own any firearm which that part will fit.

- If you don't believe me - check out the freshly announced regulations at the link above..

This is totally outrageous.

.. So a yumi is a Samurai bow - they are unusual in that they are asymmetrical with the part above the grip being twice as long as the bit beneath .. the ya is a long arrow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnRX_Cqhwb8

I'm losing heart here .. but when they have finished emasculating all of us properly licensed persons you may be interested in a man-powered weapon.

These law changes are so bad that shooters MUST fight them until they are exposed & withdrawn .. but don't expect any medals for being right. - there is plenty of history where the correction of abusive nonsense has earned the "whistle blower" herself ridicule and hatred .. check-out Darwin's evolution theory:


Martin K.
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Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Surprisingly SMOOTH (Bores):

Smooth-Bore Colts New Service Revolver:

Of course we all know that the M1A2 Abrams tanks mount a smooth-bore 120 mm cannon eh 😄..

- No worries there about that being able to hit what it aims at ..

- But there are folk who'd reckon that a smooth bore gun couldn't hit the usual 'barn door' at the end of the muzzle .. not true in any way.

Our granddad's granddads would have been fully aware of how a well prepared musket might perform - those large bore muskets were reliably capable out to 100 yards. And that was not greatly helped by the manufacturing quality of that era .. when both the metal parts and the gunpowder propellant might be of "variable" consistency.

Coming into the era of the Wild West shows - both Wild Bill Cody and Annie Oakley are known to have shot specially made smooth-bore revolvers in their exhibitions ..

Special Colts SAA Smooth-Bore 44-40

They shot these guns loaded with bird-shot both for safety of the crowds and no doubt the controlled spread of the pellets helped a little when breaking aerial glass balls.

While shot can be used in rifled barrels - the imparted spin will open-up the shots spread way too far ..

Rifling is said to make a gun "SHOOT STRAIGHTER" - but of course the bullet still drops under gravity ..The spin that aides precision and stabilises a solid projectile doesn't help a shot charge at all .. in fact it will spread it.



- For many centuries smooth-bore was the norm:


When used at "normal" ranges without any optics or sniper aids such as bipods - the lack of any rifling in a precise bore won't particularly handicap an average shooter. - It's a whole different game when seeking hits on a target that is kilometres distant.

Henry Repeating Arms are selling their 15 shot .22" lever-action  'Garden Gun' for close range use around the property:

.. Nothing to see here .. until you look closer ..


Link to a TFB story:   https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2019/11/20/wheelgun-wednesday-smoothbore-colt-revolvers-of-exhibition-shooters/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheFirearmBlog+%28The+Firearm+Blog%29

Marty K.

Sunday, 17 November 2019

Windsor-von-Battenberg-Beneficiaries:


According to The HUFFPOST we kiwis are getting the sharp end of the royal sticky-up-thingy ..

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/stephen-punwasi/royal-family-cost_b_12155954.html
- That's kinda strange .. as down here we are the furthest most remote outpost of the queen's possessions but pay the highest rate to have the royal's heads on our coinage and an occasional passing wave.

It's not that I'm anti-royalist as I'm sure that they might - like some of Trump's Mexicans - be lovely people .. It just that I can't see the point or the benefit of keeping any tribe in permanent bejewelled privilege. - Let them earn money or steal it publicly like the rest of us have to.

The 'Royals' are of-course at the very head of the whole rotten British Class System ..
Prohibit "royalty" - and those hereditary aristocratic & odd sounding toffs will vanish - along with that despicable "House of Lords" and it's "vested interests" .. it needs to be replaced by a CITIZENS ASSEMBLY.

.. That would then expose the corrupt cesspit of Parliamentary Privilege to scrutiny - and start to deodorize the associated Eton college & Westminster School along with other private schools for the wealthy & privileged into being upgraded as 'Comprehensives' - part of an excellent state education system.

One education system and one health system  .. one Justice system and one Tax system for all too.

That's not unreasonable eh .. Let's get rid of all this corruption.
I'll Drink To That.


Marty K.

Saturday, 16 November 2019

"Silent Guardian" Ray Gun -Targets The Tattooed:

Raytheon's Silent Guardian Pain Ray is already being deployed in detention centres in USA and Oil installations in Abu Dhabi.

Silent Guardian works by projecting a beam of microwave energy at a frequency of 94GHz up to a range of 250 metres. Raytheon says there is no comparison with radiation from a microwave oven, - with a much higher frequency, and that it only penetrates the first skin layer, the epidermis, to a depth of 0.4mm, no matter how close to the beam you are. That's deep enough to trigger the sensory nerves in the skin with a two second burst. 


It's effect may only be skin-deep  when used properly with two second bursts - but trendy folk with stylish tattoos may care to contemplate warnings that injury may occur when their tattoo INK is painfully super-heated & evaporates from their flesh.
Maori MOKO Tattoo.

It's use in marine applications is being touted as effective against piracy .. and to 'toast' / deter fishermen from working too close to oil extraction platforms .. where the fish are - in the Gulf of Arabia.

- Of course DoD scientists are right-now striving to miniaturise the required technology down to portable weaponry size - to permit more general deployment against their civilian populations.

It's no good if we Kiwis say this elitist attitude applies to "the Great Powers - not us" .. because we are up to our necks in controlling civilians around our planet.

 NZ Forces were in Afghanistan for ten years quite recently and stand accused of much mayhem - including causing 17 deaths of children & village families - the latest situation relates to abandoned ordnance such as grenades and mortar shells on 18 square kilometres of practice ranges.

When did our home electorates agree to be ruled by elitist career politicians who constantly avoid the real issues and protect the privileged & wealthy top one percent who's ranks they strive to join?

It's no surprise that our Politicians - Press - and Police are progressively disarming ordinary kiwis.

Marty K.