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Friday, September 4, 2015

IMR 4007SSC recall!

This is from AmmoLand.
Please help me spread the word about this powder recall.
IMR 4007SSC Powder Recall & Product Safety Warning
Shawnee KS –-(Ammoland.com)- IMR Legendary Powders is officially announcing a product safety warning and recall notice for IMR 4007SSC on the six lot numbers listed below.
IMR has received reports that this particular powder in 1lb and 8lb containers may have become unstable due to possible rapid deterioration.
Use of this product from these lot numbers shown on the enclosed label may result in spontaneous combustion, fire damage or possible serious injury.


  • 10130139

  • 10131139

  • 10429139

  • 10430139

  • 80425139

  • 80426139

What to do:

Stop using this product immediately! Fill the powder container with water which will render the product inert and safe for disposal.
Mail, email or fax a copy of the powder label showing the lot number to the contact information below to include your name, address, phone and email.
Replacement choice of any other IMR smokeless powder product will be shipped to you for no charge.
If you have loaded the powder subject to this recall into ammunition, we recommend that you pull the bullets, remove the powder and wet the powder with water for safe disposal.
IMR deeply regrets any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe in safety first. Contact information: IMR Powder Company, 6430 Vista Drive, Shawnee, KS 66218, email help@imrpowder.comimrpowder.com, call 1-800-622-4366 or 913-362-9455 and fax 913-362-1307

Sunday, August 23, 2015

NRA-ILA - Reduce Firearm Ownership, Say Anti-Gun Researchers

"A new “study” by David Swedler, trained at the (gun control crusader Michael) Bloomberg School of Public Health, and co-authored by longtime anti-gun researcher David Hemenway, of the Harvard School of Public Health, uses rigged methodology to conclude that law enforcement officers are more likely to be murdered in states that have higher levels of gun ownership. As a result, Swedler and Hemenway say, “States could consider methods for reducing firearm ownership as a way to reduce occupational deaths of LEOs.”

In what may be the understatement of the century, Swedler and Hemenway concede that it’s “possible” that law enforcement officers are more likely to be murdered than other Americans because they have “more frequent encounters with motivated violent offenders.” To say the least. According to the FBI, from 2004 to 2013, 46 percent of officer murderers had prior arrests for crimes of violence, 63 percent had been convicted on prior criminal charges, 50 percent had received probation or parole for prior criminal charges, and 26 percent were under judicial supervision, including probation, parole, and conditional release, at the time of the officers’ murders.

On the other hand, Swedler and Hemenway say, law enforcement officers are able to defend themselves because they carry handguns, an argument that on its face endorses the carrying of handguns by private citizens, which is certainly not what the anti-gunners intended."

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

NRA Supports Legislation To Stop Obama Administration From Denying Constitutional Rights of Millions of Veterans and Social Security Recipients

National Rifle Association • 11250 Waples Mill Road • Fairfax, VA 22030

August 5, 2015 
NRA Public Affairs (703) 267-3820

NRA Supports Legislation To Stop Obama Administration From Denying Constitutional Rights of Millions of Veterans and Social Security Recipients

FAIRFAX, Va. -- The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced its support for legislation that would protect the constitutional rights of millions of veterans and social security recipients. The Mental Health and Safe Communities Act, sponsored by U.S. Senator John Cornyn, contains provisions that would stop the Obama administration's efforts to deny millions of veterans and social security recipients their Second Amendment rights without due process.
"The NRA is fighting to stop the Obama administration from denying millions of veterans and social security recipients their Second Amendment rights for no other reason than they want assistance in managing their financial affairs," said Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA executive director. "We thank Senator Cornyn for his leadership in standing up to the Obama administration and introducing legislation that will take meaningful steps toward fixing America's broken mental health system."
President Obama's Department of Veterans Affairs has denied more than100,000 veterans and dependents their Second Amendment rights because they use a "fiduciary" to manage their benefits. Veterans who the agency determines need help administering their compensation are then labeled "mental defectives" and reported to the National Instant background Check System (NICS), which prohibits them from purchasing or possessing firearms.  The process of assigning a fiduciary does not require the VA to consider whether a veteran poses a danger to himself or others.
In addition, the Social Security Administration announced that it is moving forward with a proposal that would strip the Second Amendment rights of more than 4.2 million people, by reporting social security recipients who use a "representative payee" to help them manage their benefits to the NICS.
Details of the legislation include:
  • Creating significant new due process protections that will stop the Social Security Administration and other agencies from simply defining as "prohibited persons" those who meet arbitrary criteria such as having a representative payee assigned to their account.
  • Including a new due process procedure that will ensure that veterans who have been put into NICS will have the opportunity to have their cases individually reviewed and those who are not a danger to themselves or others will have their rights restored.
  • Providing much needed mechanisms of recognizing the relief from disability provisions of state law, bringing uniformity to the system of who should have their rights restored after state procedures which consider all factors in individual cases.
  • Granting immediate relief to those who have been inappropriately swept into NICS by bureaucratic over-reach and other procedures that don't include the due process protections described in the bill. 


Established in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportsmen's group. More than five million members strong, NRA continues to uphold the Second Amendment and advocates enforcement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforcement and the armed services. Be sure to follow the NRA on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NationalRifleAssociation and on Twitter @NRA.

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Contact information: Amy Hunter, NRA-ILA (National Rifle Association of America. Institute for Legislative Action), 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030

PSA- Cyber Alert!!!

Just got word on this one at work this morning... Be aware!!!
I want to bring your attention to a potentially dangerous phishing email that contains a malicious link.  If you received any email from any of these email addresses: 
And the Subject Line is:  "Your USAA Account Computer/Device Preferences Notification." 
DO NOT OPEN the email.  DELETE THE EMAIL IMMEDIATELY.  Then DELETE the email from your Deleted Items folder.  The email contains a malicious link that can attack email and other Information Technology systems.

NRA Fact Checks Politifact on Social Security Administration's Gun Grab

NRA Fact Checks Politifact on Social Security Administration Gun Grab

A recent Politifact article attempted to fact check news reports about the Obama Administration's effort to strip the gun rights of millions of Americans who receive social security and disability benefits who also have a representative payee – someone who handles their finances.
Politifact failed to consult the most relevant source of all for their story, federal law, as a result, they got it wrong.
Politifact's website identifies the writer as a "Politifact intern."

The following Politifact claims are FALSE:
"The new policy would not ban all Social Security Administration (SSA) recipients from owning guns. Rather, it would only affect the small fraction who are deemed mentally incompetent, and who are thus are barred from purchasing guns under the law."

"The policy would not take away guns from people who already own them. There is no indication that this policy would take guns away from people who already own guns. Rather, the policy would affect the ability of some mentally incompetent people from buying new guns."

The facts:
·         Social Security Administration recipients who have a representative payee have not been deemed "mentally incompetent." That is not a legal term recognized in federal law as it relates to prohibitions against acquiring or possessing firearms.

·         The federal prohibitions against acquiring or possessing firearms apply to those "adjudicated as a mental defective." 

·         Under the proposed new policy, individuals who have representative payees would lose the right to possess any guns they might currently own and would be prohibited from purchasing new firearms.

·         The term "adjudication," refers to a determination made after a judicial-type process that includes various due process protections. In no case does the federal law describe or contemplate the type of prohibition by bureaucratic fiat exercised by the SSA in developing its guidelines for those with "representative payees" assigned to their accounts.
·         The SSA's representative payee system is not the type of process envisioned by federal firearms statutes.
·         Since 1968, federal law has barred the possession or acquisition of firearms by anyone who "has been adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to any mental institution."[1]
·         The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has issued regulations that define an "adjudication" as a "determination by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority that a person is, as a result of marked subnormal intelligence, or mental illness, incompetency, condition, or disease: (1) Is a danger to himself or to others; or (2) Lacks the mental capacity to contract or manage his own affairs." This includes a finding of insanity or incompetency in a criminal case.[2]
·         "Committed to a mental institution" is defined as a "formal commitment of a person to a mental institution by a court, board, or other lawful authority." The definition makes clear that "[t]he term does not include a person in a mental institution for observation or a voluntary admission."  The Supreme Court has held that an involuntary commitment is a serious deprivation of liberty that requires due process of law under the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.[3]
·         Common reasons SSA beneficiaries request a representative payee include:
-          Individual lives far from banks and grocery stores and may wish to have a family member or friend make bank deposits and grocery purchases for them;

-          individual may not own a car and needs help with banking and shopping;

-          individual may simply want help paying bills, or

-          individual may not be good at balancing their checkbook.

[1] 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(d)(4), (g)(4).
[2] 27 CFR § 478.11.
[3] Addington v. Texas, 441 U.S. 418 (1979).
Catherine Mortensen
Media Liaison
NRA, Institute for Legislative Action
703-267-1149 (desk line) 202-590-0184 (cell #)

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