Obama Starves the Second Admendment to Death

At least he thinks he has.  The little town of Herculaneum, Missouri has a population of 3468.  It was founded on July 27, 1819.  The Doe Run Smelter is the industry of this hamlet and has been in business since 1892.  The Obama Administration has had the EPA write regulations to attack this and only this one business.

Since 2008, well… no…since 1892 the evil Doe Run Smelting Plant has been destroying the environment and poisoning people.  This is according to a 2008 law suit filed by Jack and Leslie Warden.  The Wardens lived in  Herculaneum for 16 years and then moved out six years ago when they accepted a buy out from Doe Run to settle the suit.

 

LEAD

It”s all about lead.  The Doe Run Smelting plant has been smelting lead from ore for 121 years and on 31 December, 2013 they will close their door forever and the 145 employees will be out of work.  This in response to the more than $15 Billion in fines and clean up costs levied against the plant.  Doe Run Resources Corporation said it would cost an additional $65 million dollars to convert the plant from hot smelting to the cold smelting process and bring the plant up to code.  Doe Run also announced that the company will try to shift the out of work smelters to other jobs within the company.  Most notably the water treatment plant in Herculaneum.

So as of the first of the year, America will no longer produce lead from ore.  Other plants around the country have quietly closed or switched to precious metals that have a higher profit margin.  But Doe Run pressed on until the Obama EPA increased the fines by a factor of ten.  For this one remaining plant.

HURRAY FOR THE PLANET!

Right?  Wrong.  We will now have to export our ore to someone else to smelt.  Someone like…China.  You know, Communist China who is the world’s biggest producer of lead pollution and non-signer of the Kyoto Accords.  Oh yeah, that China.

That means that lead production for the U.S. has become an international commerce issue and will fall into federal control.  If your keeping score this is what happen to our domestic production of steel decades ago.

BUT WHY LEAD?

Because along with steel, lead is a strategic metal.  All that lead goes into the manufacture of batteries and bullets.

  • Batteries that all those looney Home Preppers use to free themselves from the national grid.
  • Bullets for all those guns that the pesky Second Amendment says we get to keep.

Yes Virginia, that gun you own makes a really good club without the bullets.

THIS IS WHY.

Remember a couple of months ago when all the federal agencies were making massive ammo purchases?  Makes sense now.  Without a domestic source of ammunition,  private gun ownership is a mute point.  That’s why Obama is twerking in his underwear upstairs at the White House.

"SCREW YOU AND YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT! WHOOP! WHOOP!"
“SCREW YOU AND YOUR SECOND AMENDMENT! WHOOP! WHOOP!”

NOT SO FAST BARRY…

Our wise Founding Fathers didn’t think of ammunition ownerships when they signed off on the Second Amendment.  Back in the day everyone made their own bullets.    So it’s back to the basics.  Make your own bullets.  Can you see a black market in lead? Can you see lead ownership becoming illegal like old light bulbs.

What if lead becomes illegal to save the planet?

  • “Drop that flashlight and back away.”
  • All hybrid cars get to have the galactically expensive “Lead Free” batteries.
  • Possession of bullets with the intent to sell. [ed note: No, wait, that’s illegal now isn’t it?]

Here is a partial list of other household items that may contain lead.
− Food and liquids stored in lead crystal or lead-glazed pottery or porcelain
− Folk remedies that contain lead, such as “greta” and “azarcon” used to treat an upset stomach
− Garden hoses – in brass couplings or in PVC
− Imported candy containing tamarind or chili
− Wheel weights
− Computers; circuit boards (young kids should not take electronics apart)
− Old or imported cans with soldered seams
− Antique toys (painted wagons, wood toys, lead soldiers)
− Some foil and colored gift wrap and ribbons
− Decorations on glass drinking mugs

The Obama Administration has stated that the closing of the plant was a “business decision” and the government had nothing to do with it.

Is this the change you voted for?

 

Something About the Navy Yard Shooting that You Should Know

We have now had two mass shootings at military installations.  We now know that a lunatic whose name will not be mentioned here murdered 13 people before he was put down.

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Did you get that?  The Marine said to his Dad, “We were trained and if we had ammunition, we would have cleared that building.”    The Marine Corps Barracks, Washington D.C. is the Headquarters for the Corps.  It is located an eight minute drive from the Naval Yard.  Faster if you run the lights.

Click to enlarge.
Click to enlarge.

Thank you President Clinton.   In 1993, Clinton declared military installations “Gun Free Zones”.  It banned military personnel from carrying their personal weapons as well as weapons they were issued.  Only in regions that have been designated that a “credible and specific threat towards military personnel”  exists can soldiers carry weapons with bullets in them.

I remember being stationed in Germany in the 1980’s and standing in line at the bank.  No biggie, except every now and then the person ahead of me would have a M-16 machine gun slung over their shoulder.  This was also no big deal.

On a “business trip” to Israel, I noted that the Israeli soldiers took their Uzis everywhere.  Even to the swimming pool.  Our bus driver Uri asked where our weapons were and I said we had them locked up.  He said that was a stupid idea.

Israeli soldiers with their weapons.

What do you think?  Should our soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen be allowed to defend their own bases?

Back in 1993, the Clinton administration virtually declared military establishments “gun-free zones.” As a result, the policy banned “military personnel from carrying their own personal firearms and mandates that ‘a credible and specific threat against [Department of the Army] personnel [exist] in that region” before military personnel ‘may be authorized to carry firearms for personal protection.” Indeed, most military bases have relatively few military police as they are in heavy demand to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan,” – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/if-we-had-ammunition-we-could-ve-cleared-building-son-navy-yard-told-dad#sthash.dOj8mEXV.dpuf
Back in 1993, the Clinton administration virtually declared military establishments “gun-free zones.” As a result, the policy banned “military personnel from carrying their own personal firearms and mandates that ‘a credible and specific threat against [Department of the Army] personnel [exist] in that region” before military personnel ‘may be authorized to carry firearms for personal protection.” Indeed, most military bases have relatively few military police as they are in heavy demand to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan,” – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/if-we-had-ammunition-we-could-ve-cleared-building-son-navy-yard-told-dad#sthash.dOj8mEXV.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

said, ‘We were trained, and if we had the ammunition, we could’ve cleared that building.’ Only three people had been shot at that time, and they could’ve stopped the rest of it.” – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/if-we-had-ammunition-we-could-ve-cleared-building-son-navy-yard-told-dad#sthash.dOj8mEXV.dpuf
said, ‘We were trained, and if we had the ammunition, we could’ve cleared that building.’ Only three people had been shot at that time, and they could’ve stopped the rest of it.” – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/if-we-had-ammunition-we-could-ve-cleared-building-son-navy-yard-told-dad#sthash.dOj8mEXV.dpuf
said, ‘We were trained, and if we had the ammunition, we could’ve cleared that building.’ Only three people had been shot at that time, and they could’ve stopped the rest of it.” – See more at: http://cnsnews.com/mrctv-blog/matt-vespa/if-we-had-ammunition-we-could-ve-cleared-building-son-navy-yard-told-dad#sthash.dOj8mEXV.dpuf