Gunfire is loud! That is probably the most off-putting aspect to a newcomer to the world of shooting. The sound is so loud that it forces some people to become a spectator far away, fearful to step up to the firing line and give it a try. Despite hearing protection, gunshots are still loud!
If you have not heard gunfire, stand directly in front of an amplified speaker at the loudest rock concert you can imagine. Gunfire is a lot louder than that, as you can see from the examples below. These ear-piercing, high dB gunshots not attenuated are absolutely damaging to human hearing.
How loud is loud?
The decibel (dB) is a logarithmic unit of measurement for sound pressure.
The United States Secret Service (USSS) is in charge of protecting the President Of The United States (POTUS). Today Donald Trump will become the 45th POTUS. How will the USSS keep him safe?
Much in the same way that the Liberty Carrier can protect their family, through preparedness and planning.
They control who is admitted to the area around the podium where President Trump will be standing. You should have a mental list of people allowed into your homestead or business and be cautious of others. A good practice in public is to change your walking path to avoid people you don’t want near.
They have thought of many attack scenarios and how to respond to each. You should think the same way about your daily activities; what if you find yourself in a life-threatening situation, how would you respond? When you are well prepared, you can see and avoid situations before they happen.
The USSS knows how they would respond. They have put the time into training, becoming proficient in weapons, and planning. If plan A fails, then plan B springs into action. If there is an attack at the Inauguration, the USSS would evacuate Trump.
Sometimes deadly force must be met with deadly force in defense of life.
The USSS officers carry Sig Sauer P229 handguns chambered in .357 Sig and the FN Five-Seven pistol chambered in 5.7X28mm to address threats at close range.
For medium range and high volume of firepower they are equipped with the FN P90 5.7X28mm and H&K MP5 9mm submachine guns.
These are high quality makes and models that are not likely to fail. They have trained on these weapons for many years and are proficient with them. Would these be ideal for the Liberty Carrrier?
It depends, don’t fall into the mindset some people have when buying a weapon because an agency uses it. Often times these are business decisions between the manufacturers and the agency for X number of units at a certain price etc.
Of course the submachine guns are not available to the public and would cost tens of thousands of dollars and not at all practical. The handguns are semi-autos that you can find in stores. The best handgun is the one that fits your particular hand, some useful info in a previous post can be found here top 3 handgun considerations.
CNN came out with a story about an Obama appointee becoming president if Donald Trump is assassinated at the Inauguration. Who do they think will attempt an assassination? Are they going to blame the Russians for this plot, the same Russia that supposedly hacked the election in order for Trump to win? They are trying hard to earn their title as fake news.
The Inauguration will be a peaceful transition of power from Barrack Obama to Donald Trump, the USSS will see to it.
Hillary Clinton wants to keep ‘assault weapons’ out of the hands of terrorists and off of our streets. She wants to sound reasonable for her low information supporters who do not listen to facts or reason. An ‘assault weapon’ is the most popular rifle in America by sales to law abiding citizens who have all passed background checks. These rifles are semi-automatic, meaning they fire one bullet when you press the trigger; that’s no different than any other hunting rifle.
She is so out of touch with reality I feel sorry for her. Criminals do not buy their guns legally with a background check; instead they buy them on the black market, or steal them out of peoples vehicles and homes. Drugs such as marijuana and heroin are banned and they can be found anywhere on the streets of America. If weapons are banned, criminals will still have them, and the law abiding citizen will be defenseless against armed attackers.
Americans have the right to protect themselves from criminals and terrorists. An effective means of defense is the gun; not limited to a certain type. Pistols, rifles, and shotguns are legitimate for home defense based on an individuals preference. The 2nd Amendment says that “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
She hasn’t named the terrorists, she just wants to stop ‘them’. Perhaps Libertarians, Republicans, Conservatives, and the ‘alt-right’ are terrorists in HC’s mind; anyone who disagrees with her would face persecution.
HC is proposing doing “more” to identify and stop terrorists from carrying out attacks in the United States. She plans to increase resources to prevent attacks before they happen, launching an intelligence ‘surge’ on the American people and building relationships with Muslim communities.
She is endorsing is mass government surveillance of all citizen’s emails (except for hers), text messages, phone calls, web browsing, and social media. The 1st Amendment be damned in her eyes.
HC’s vision for keeping America safe is to bypass the Constitution, spy on us, expand government taxes and spending, and ban the most popular rifle in America. She is against what Americans stand for and she will be defeated at the polls today.
I went to the shooting range to practice the single action and double action of the Beretta PX4 Storm, with concealed carry self-defense in mind. I learned a valuable lesson and found out how dirty a pistol can be after shooting 250 rounds. I observed another shooter making 3 critical mistakes.
Practice Double/Single Action
I had two goals in mind for this range trip, to practice single action and double action trigger pulls, and to aim and fire as quickly as possible as would be needed in a self-defense situation.