I have such a desire to own a Beretta Tomcat it’s not even funny.
Damn my states crazy handgun laws…all the handguns I want are not allowed.
Oh so now single shot handguns aren’t allowed? Wtf
Naw it’s semi auto, the tip up barrel design was so it’s easier for people to load the pistol. It’s a pretty awesome idea for small carry guns, for the elderly and people who maybe can’t run the slide.
90% sure the barrel is designed this way so it can be cleaned.
It’s actually designed this way so that weak handed shooters can chamber the first round without needing to rack the slide.
- Dated: early 19th Century
- Culture: Burmese
- Measurements: overall length: 72 cm (28-1/4 inches)
The sword has a wooden hilt covered with a silver-metaled plate that is entirely filigree, and a pommel with melon-shaped sides. It features a single edge, curved blade with round back and a wooden sheath covered with silver plate.
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"Leave the area, you will be shot."
The crowd keeps moving forward.
Is that fucking Calvary? Y’all aren’t fucking playin
This is beautiful.
The rancher at the center of this dispute, Cliven Bundy, decided to stop paying grazing fees in 1993. In 1998 he was ordered to leave the federal land on which his cattle grazes because he had stopped paying the fees. In July of last year (15 years after originally being legally ordered to remove his cattle), he was given an ultimatum: get the cattle out in 45 days or it will be confiscated. Instead, he was given nine months before the confiscation began. He has since called on his supporters (militias from around the country are showing up with their guns) to stop the pending cattle auction with force.
The auction is on hold, and the cattle have been released because the Bureau of Land Management doesn’t think that collecting these fees is worth starting a war over.
But there’s nothing “beautiful” about the war that Bundy is trying like hell to start, nor the right-wing nutjobs who are egging on the anarchists.
I guess, to the right wing crowd with all their talk about the “takers” on the left, it’s not freeloading if you’re a white conservative.
Not to mention, the land that Bundy insists on grazing his cattle on is a habitat for and endangered species of desert tortoise. The reason this whole thing got started is because the BLM was enforcing the protected habitat and changed the grazing rules for the federal land. So, all Bundy had to do is herd his cattle to a different area, but instead decided to start a decades long war with the government.
Yep, right fine hero Mr. Bundy is.
But it’s not that simple
You can read the latest court case here; the only lawful action taken was that the Court granted the U.S. motion for summary judgement and affirmed the 1998 decision to enjoin Bundy’s “trespass” on the land. But that’s not the whole story — you have to go back to the 1998 decision in which Bundy was first enjoined from use of the land and the Court awarded damages to the Federal government for ‘continued trespass’.
His argument was not “muh mormon ancestors” — I keep seeing people misconstrue Bundy’s valid claims. In accordance with Nevada state law and county ordinance, Bundy and his cattle were permitted to graze on the public land under “Open Range” policy.
Fun fact(s): Bundy paid tribute to the Federal government until 1993 despite their trumped-up claim of jurisdiction over sovereign Nevada territory. In 1993 when the Bureau of Land Management unilaterally modified its regulatory structure to include protections for the ‘endangered’ desert tortoise; in doing so, the BLM altered the terms of Bundy’s lawful permits (for which he had duly paid). The alterations put a substantial economic burden on the Bundy Ranch and would have limited the headcount of his cattle herd from over 2,000 heads to less than 200. Thus in 1993, Bundy ceased payment of the permits and continued to graze upon the Bunkerville Allotment. In 1997, the BLM passively recognized Bundy’s property interests in the allotment when they offered him compensation for stockwater rights and range improvements made therein. Bundy refused and in 1998, the U.S. government filed a complaint against him for trespass.
Since then, Bundy has become the last Rancher in the entire area and has refused to capitulate to the “optional” Federal buy-in programs (subsidized by tax dollars, naturally).
“No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans.” —Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval
The Bureau of Land Management director, Neil Kornze, is former senior adviser to Harry Reid and was literally nominated to his position as BLM Director by the Senate 3 days ago. Take a minute to read about Reid’s son.
Rory Reid, the eldest son of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), is the chief representative for a Chinese energy firm planning to build a $5-billion solar plant on public land in Laughlin, Nevada. ENN Energy Group, a clean-energy firm that manufactures a range of renewable-energy products, is seeking to construct its solar panel facility on a 9,000-acre stretch of land on a Clark County desert plot.
The controversy stems from the fact that Clark County officials voted to sell ENN the public land for $4.5 million, a figure startlingly below the $38.6-million appraisal. Conveniently, Sen. Reid has been one of ENN’s most prominent supporters, having helped mobilize the firm during a 2011 trip to China. Reid’s influence in the Chinese company has been so compelling that, according to Reuters, last month he tried to “pressure Nevada’s largest power company, NV Energy, to sign up as ENN’s first customer.”
Both Rory and his father have since denied having ever discussed the $5-billion deal. A spokeswoman for Sen. Reid, Kristen Orthman, insisted that he’d never deliberated over the project with his son. Rory Reid added, “I have never discussed the project with my father or his staff.”
This was never about the tortoise.
It was never about grazing fees.
The BLM is literally acting as the long arm of Reid, who is using intimidation and force to help foreign nationals. Furthermore, let’s talk about how the Moapa Band of Paiutes are poised to begin construction on up to 350 megawatts of solar power generation on Moapa River Indian Reservation land northeast of Las Vegas. In exactly the same county, right in the same area. But they aren’t competitors of Reid; no, in fact they’re good friends:
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., applauded the project at the National Clean Energy Summit at Mandalay Bay on Tuesday.
“I want to congratulate and applaud the Moapa Band of Paiutes,” Jewell said. “Nevada is such a leader in so many ways and certainly at the epicenter of challenges around climate and water and also on the forefront in so many areas on renewable energy development.”
Reid said the project will bring hundreds of construction jobs to the region and will provide the tribe long-term, sustainable economic development.
“Native Americans, not only those in Moapa but all over the country, see this as a way to go forward,” Reid said.
If you don’t know what’s going on, read this.