services restored

As of approximately 2pm yesterday password changes and new account creation were restored. If you’ve been waiting on an account for more than 24 hours and still haven’t received an activation email, please contact me.

It’s been just about 24 hours, and I see new accounts being created, and I’m not hearing about problems with creating new accounts at this point, so I’m going to take that as confirmation that things are working as expected again.


computer troubles

Last two nights I’ve had people indicate that they are having some pages error out. I think generally hitting reload a couple times is doing the trick, but I’m looking into it.

I’m also having a separate issue with the registration server. At this time I am unable to accept new signups, and I cannot approve existing signups. I’m working to resolve this as quickly as I am able to do so.


Obama Demands

Among the things Obama called for in his message just a few minutes ago, he wants a 10 round magazine cap, increased prosecution for crimes (straw purchases in particular), he wants his buddy (B. Todd Jones) to be confirmed as ATF director.

Oh, and he wants to re-instate the 1994 assault weapons ban.

No armed guards to protect the schools. Apparently that is only good enough for politician’s kids.

No re-vamping of the ATF to figure out how things like Fast & Furious can happen, and no plans to fix it.

Call your representatives. The political shell game is still in full swing.

Obama and Gun Control

Obama is saying he’ll come out today with a comprehensive gun control agenda. Depending on what source you read this is likely to include as many as 19 executive orders, magazine capacity restrictions, and increased background checks.

It looks like an outright ban on all semi-autos is off of the table. FeinStein was going to introduce this legislation on Jan 3. Then it was “the end of January”. Now apparently it is Obama who is going to try to be the face of this movement.

I can only assume that the changing tactics is in response to the strong pressure being exerted by those of us calling our legislatures and expressing our views on the idiocy of passing laws that only impact law abiding citizens. Murder is aleady illegal, regardless of the tools used to achieve it.

Keep your eyes peeled.


New Congress to Contact

Today is the first day of the new congressional session, the 113th US Congress.

I know many of you have expressed concern with Senator Feinstein’s intended gun grabbing campaign. Today is a perfect day to contact your senators and congressmen.

Senator Toomey represents everyone in PA at the senate level. He can be reached at 855-552-1831. I believe this is a toll free call from within PA.

Typically Toomey’s phone is answered on the first ring or two by one of his staffers.

Senator Casey also represents everyone in PA at the senate level. The number I have for Casey is for his DC office. 202-224-6324. Typically for Casey you’ll be greeted by an automated message system, press 1 to voice your opinions. This will usually mean leaving a message for his staffers.

Rothfus represents the Pennsylvania 12th district in the US House, which happens to be my home turf. The number I have for him was the number he was campaigning with, and which appears to still be valid. 724-602-0277.

This morning when I called all three, Toomey had a staffer answering the phone, Casey was accepting voice mail as he usually does, and Rothfus’s number also rang through to an opportunity to leave voice mail.

Introduce yourself, identify the issue you are calling about as possible gun grabbing legislation by Feinstein (pronounced Fine-Stine), acknowledge that when she introduced similar legislation in 1994 the biggest effect was the early retirement of many of its supporters, and let your representative know that you fully back him fighting against Feinstein.

You might also mention approval of the NRA’s project School Shield.

I called all three this morning in less than 5 minutes. Call early and call often.

God bless!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

I hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas season, and that it brings you many good memories.

There are a couple of things I’d like to share with you. Recently we as a nation experienced a great tragedy, in the form of the school shooting in Connecticut. I hope that you’ve joined in prayer for the family and friends in the community.

Unfortunately some of the most rabid rights grabbing politicians have jumped on board to push their gun grabbing agendas. Their idea is to take the means of defense from law abiding citizens. The real solution, as implemented in many schools, is to replace the soft-target appearance with armed guards.

Ask Joel Myrick, principal of Pearl High School in Pearl, Mississippi. Like the Connecticut shooting, it involved a gunman who first killed his mother. Unlike the principal in Sandy Hook, CT who died when confronting the gunman, Myrick had retrieved his handgun from his truck. Mynick not only stopped the shooting cold, he likely also saved the life of the student doing the shooting.

The reason I bring this up, is that AR style rifles have disappeared off the shelves of gun stores. I was in and out of several gun stores this week while I was purchasing a pistol. I watched the shelves go empty. The market for a used AR is now very much a sellers market, and the prices have sky rocketed.

A kel-tec sub 2000 that I bought 6 months ago now sells for literally three times as much on gunbroker. This isn’t a scam, it is just what the market bears. If you want a rifle from someone who wasn’t really planning on selling it, you need to offer a price to convince him to sell.

Rather than mis-reporting ads, and possibly forcing me to close accounts that are abusing the reporting system, call your law makers. Let them know that their job is to act responsibly, protecting our rights.

You can locate them here:
Contacting the Congress website for PA (non-PA residents, they’ve got your state listed too)

A short call expressing the concerns we have over our rights does a lot more good than being upset during Christmas. A gentle reminder that the 1994 Assault Weapon Ban sent a lot of congressmen and senators into premature retirement is well in order. After all, there is little a politician understands better than the threat of being unceremoniously replaced.


Wikipedia on Pearl, MS shooting
Wikipedia on Sandy Hook, CT shooting