Locals in Nigeria’s northern states have been forming vigilante groups in various areas to resist the militant group who have held more than 270 schoolgirls captive since last month.
In Kalabalge, a village about 250 kilometers (155 miles) from the Borno state capital of Maiduguri, residents said they were taking matters into their own hands because the Nigerian military is not doing enough to stem Boko Haram attacks.
On Tuesday morning, after learning about an impending attack by militants, locals ambushed two trucks with a gunmen, a security official told The Associated Press. At least 10 militants were detained, and scores were killed, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to give interviews to journalists. It was not immediately clear where the detainees were being held.
Oh… BTW, Nigeria has very onerous gun laws. However, when the rubber meets the road, and people need to defend their homes and families they were able to scrounge up the necessary firearms to fight back. Imagine if the citizens of Nigeria had an actual, guaranteed right to keep and bear arms.
The newly formed fencing club at North Dakota State University (NDSU) cannot practice on campus thanks to the university’s weapons policy.
“The current interpretation of the non-weapon policy in NDSU…understands our fencing equipment as weapons,” Enrique Alvarez, the club’s coach, told Valley News Live.
The swords the club uses have no sharp points or blades. The tips are flat and spring-loaded. Still, the university deems them weapons; as such, possession or use of the swords is prohibited on university owned or controlled property.
As a child She was very active and practiced different sports like swimming, gymnastics, running, etc. Until one day her Dad took her to the shooting range when she was only 11 years old. Since day one she knew she wanted to know more about the Shooting Sport.
Gabby became a Olympic Pistol shooter, and she used to train 6 days a week 4-5 hours a day after school.
At the age of 16 after a few years of training Gabby became part of the Venezuelan Olympic Team and won her first International Silver Medal at the Bolivarian Games in Peru (1997). Since then Gabby became one of favorite pistol shooter of the Venezuelan Team competing in 14 different countries in 5 years and earning at least a dozen of International titles. Gabby became Venezuelan National Champion for several years.
Gabby moved to the United States in 2002 shortly after her last match in Brazil (South American Games) where She won 3 Gold medals. In USA Gabby started working in the Firearms Industry becoming more involved in the USPSA and Tactical shooting.
Currently Gabby is FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR and an active competitor in USPSA.
This is what she has to say about our Second Amendment rights (and touches on Hugo Chavez and Socialism failures in Venezuela):
At its best, the financial services sector provides important services to people across the income spectrum. But in its current guise, it is failing to do so. In fact, it has become a powerful driver of inequality. The huge increase in speculation in the financial markets has pushed the volume of financial transactions to more than 70 times the size of the world economy. And we are all still suffering from the irresponsibility of this sector, which led to the global financial crash.
Lord Turner, former chair of the Financial Services Authority, described much of the financial services sector as “socially useless” and said it had grown too big. Calculating the difference between what people take out of the economy in terms of their pay, and what they put in in terms of the value to society of their work, the New Economics Foundation estimated that many people in the financial services sector were a burden on the rest of us.
At “no cost to taxpayers?” …B.S….. Taxpayers already paid for these machines when the military purchased them for war fighting in the first place.
Anyhow, getting a little closer to home, in Saginaw County, Michigan the county Sheriff has recently received a MRAP for his department:
“We’re constantly outgunned,” he said, noting criminals could be carrying silencers, assault rifles and other heavy duty weapons, adding, “I need every tool I can get.”
The vehicle, which is the Maxx Pro (For maximum protection) version of the MRAP, was given to the department at no cost, and there is no maintenance budget for the truck, Federspiel said. The department can obtain parts for free from the military, he said, and he plans to use drug forfeiture funds to pay for any repairs, though he expects to use the truck rarely.
Saginaw County Sheriff Federspiel explains his rationale in accepting a military vehicle such as an MRAP for his department::
“As sheriff of the county, I have to put ourselves in the best position to protect our citizens and protect our property,” he said. “I have to prepare for something disastrous.”
The MRAP could be used in a situation of an armored gunman with high-powered weapons, Federspiel said.
“They can go ahead and fire at that with a .50-caliber weapon and they’re still protected,” he said.
“I don’t think of myself as a ‘doomsdayer,’ someone who worries about the end of the world — I don’t,” he said. “But I have to think about what-ifs when I’m the sheriff.”
He said the vehicle is part of that plan to be prepared for the worst. Such an incident has not happened since he was elected sheriff.
“But that doesn’t mean we won’t have one,” he said.
For those who don’t know, Saginaw county, Michigan is lightly populated, with 196,542 people (2013 estimate) inhabiting 815.78 sq mi. and is known more as a ‘touristy’ area as opposed to a hotbed of IED’s explosions, chemical weapon attacks or random .50 cal gun fire.
In short, Peace Officers in the United States don’t need military hardware to do their jobs.
Early in the discussion of Detroit potentially filing for bankruptcy, Obama and his henchmen repeatedly denied the possibility of a Federal bailout of Detroit. Remember this gem issued by Dear Leader?
“The President and members of the President’s senior team continue to closely monitor the situation in Detroit. While leaders on the ground in Michigan and the city’s creditors understand that they must find a solution to Detroit’s serious financial challenge, we remain committed to continuing our strong partnership with Detroit as it works to recover and revitalize and maintain its status as one of America’s great cities.”
The two sources, who spoke late Tuesday on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to disclose the information, confirmed talks about the federal government supporting a state move to funnel $100 million in federal money to Detroit for blight remediation.
That would free up $100 million of more than $500 million that emergency manager Kevyn Orr plans to spend for blight removal over the next 10 years. Orr could then use that money to reduce pension cuts.
Instead of setting a strong precedence by forcing government workers to tighten their belts like the rest of us, Santa Barack will simply “funnel” money and make it all better. And remind everyone during the 2014 election.
With the multifaceted assault on our freedoms by the American left, it’s easy to overlook the small gains that sanity makes from time to time.
For example, ask a TreeHugger if they are making inroads expanding their radical environmentalist agenda, and they would tell you something like this:
Nick Cohen, a columnist in the Observer (the Guardian Sunday paper) writes a thoroughly depressing but important article about how, essentially, the climate change deniers have won. He is speaking from Britain, but one sees the same thing going on in the USA, Canada and Australia as well.
Remember how in 2008 / 2009 the global warming hoax was all the rage when nearly everyone jumped on the bandwagon, buying into the theory wholeheartedly. Remember how in 2009 nearly every other T.V commercial featured a stupid windmill? But, with facts and persistence we on the right have turned public opinion.
On Wednesday, for instance, no less an authority than the UN’s World Health Organisation came out with the firm recommendation that we should all be aiming to cut our sugar intake by half and that children should not be given fizzy drinks at all.
That came just one day after Dame Sally Davies, the Government’s Chief Medical Officer, proposed that a sugar tax needed to be introduced if we wanted to cut sugar intake and reduce obesity.
Yep, government busybodies advocate taxing sugar to gently nudge we the people into making the “correct” decisions. Nice.
The Daily Mail article continues.
And it came on the same day that an eminent New York cardiovascular research scientist warned that the long-running demonisation of fats, and saturated fats in particular, could be entirely misplaced.
The real killer, according to Dr James DaNicolantio, particularly when it comes to heart disease and Type 2 diabetes — those two scourges of the modern age — is sugar.
Perfect! Since all the do-gooders and busybodies are all worked up over sugar, its time (well if my back yard wasn’t still buried in knee-deep global warming) throw a few New York strip steaks on the grill.
Of course, this new ‘revelation’ raises an important question; for the last few decades, the do-gooders and busybodies have been telling us that fats, red meats and their ilk are killers. Now they are telling us sugar are the real killers. It sounds like these so-called studies are more junk science.