The whole United States is experiencing a historic wave of new shooters. Federal Way is now positioning itself to enjoy some of the money generaated by the firearms industry. Bellevue, Washington and Las Vegas, Nevada are two examples of cities that have attracted successful gun related businesses. Potlatch, Idaho, a former timber town alongside the Clearwater National Forest, is one of a number of cities that areaggressively recruiting gun manufacturers and other gun related businesses. In fact, the whole state of idaho- and other states like Montana- have recognized the economic opportunity represented by America’s legacy of firearms freedom linked to the spirit of enterprise! Read more
DENNIS R JARACZESKI started the Federal Way Service Club Network about four years ago with Bob Darrigan of Lions Club, Wayne Triplett of Morning Kiwanis and Dick Meyer. Dennis is a member of the Noon Rotary. His club and Sunrise Rotary- which meets in the morning- recently merged. Byron Hiller of Sunrise Rotary was actually the first person to broach the idea of creating an entity with the objective of getting an indoor range for Federal Way.
The fact that Byron helped to found the ARMED DEFENSE TRAINING ASSOCIATION– and has also played a huge role in ADTA activities, demonstrates a historical truth that has been demonstrated over and over again. The leaders in the community, like Noon Kiwanis President Gordie Olson and SKFR Deputy Chief Gordie Olson- already so busy with official duties- are also volunteering through churches, schools, clubs, unions and other associations. They commit massive time to make Federal Way a better place to play, work, live and worship. Read more
Apparently, the Armed Defense Training Association does not qualify as a service club because our focus is only on protecting life and not on feeding the homeless or providing scholarships for education.
A Federal Way Rotary Club member was actually the first person to suggest starting the Armed Defense Training Association in order get an indoor range going in Federal Way.
All these service clubs commit massive time to make Federal Way a better place to play, work, live and worship. A few of the clubs- like Rotary and Kiwanis- have provided me with the privilege of speaking at their meetings about firearms-related subjects, including the reasons that armed citizens are an important component of public safety.
Nevertheless, influential folks from more than one of the well known charity groups in Federal Way have stated unequivocally that their organization is not involved in education about gun safety- and evidently many of these groups presently have no wish to promote gun safety! Read more
THE GUN, THE SWORD & THE BUTTER KNIFE
First Aurora, Colorado shocked the nation and now a shooting at the Sikh Temple in Wisconsin is creating an international furor over U.S. gun laws. An active shooter in suburban Milwaukee murdered six people and three others were critically wounded, including Oak Creek Police Officer Lt. Brian Murphy.
Lt. Brian Murphy ran to the scene of the shooting at the Sikh temple and was helping a victim when the gunman shot him. Another police officer engaged the killer and stopped further loss of life by ending the life of Wade Michael Page. Read more
Time Magazine just published an article dealing with vocational education on a Navajo reservation in Kayenta, Ariz. A $2.4 million agricultural and technical-sciences building may be the best thing that ever happened for students seeking jobs that pay good wages. Vocational programs also create spectacular academic results. “Nearly every one of these kids passed the state comprehensive test we give to 17-year-olds in Arizona,” a superintendant told Joe Klein. “Less than about 40% of my non-vocational-education students passed.” Read more
Republished from the Firearms Lawyer/Federal Way Mirror
This year, the day after Thanksgiving saw Americans finally getting back to the business Americans love: Shopping!
FBI statistics show that a new record was set during that one Friday for background check requests from gun buyers. There were 129,166 requests to the NICS. That was a third more than the previous all-time record of 97,848 on Black Friday 2008. On Black Friday last year, there were 87,061 requests.
Some of the buyers believe that stockpiling guns is a better way to prepare for hard times than gold. Nevertheless, many of those shopping for guns at several gun stores in the Federal Way area were almost certainly women purchasing guns for their own protection. Read more
The day before that robbery, a man was harassing other passengers on a Metro bus.He began arguing, pushing and kicking one of the passengers. The victim tried to ignore the assault. Then a woman that was with the assailant began hitting some of the victim’s family members. The victim defended himself and his family. The assailant allegedly stabbed the victim and caused him to endure a short stay in the hospital. Read more
Anti-gun groups and politicians regularly exploit accidents involving children and guns. For example, anti-gun state Senator Adam Kline (D-37) and two other state Senators were primed and ready to propose new legislation (SB 6628)immediately following the incident in which a nine-year old boy recently brought a gun to a Bremerton elementary school. The gun accidentally discharged resulting in another student suffering serious gunshot wounds. Saul Alinsky was the Chicago radical that urged his fellow Socialists to exploit every crisis in order to advance the cause of total government control. Read more
In his recent State of the Union Address, President Obama raised an issue about which I have been passionate for almost 40 years. In his 1992 presidential campaign, President Bill Clinton was also talking a great deal about creating partnerships between private industries and public education.
The idea of training that prepares high school students to obtain apprenticeships in specialized tool making and other crafts really fires my imagination. Maybe it is because I dropped out of high school and then got back on track with an apprenticeship as an Ironworker with Local 377 in San Franciso. Read more
Many law enforcement agencies choose to contract with the Washington State Patrol for radio communications. They have had coverage problems, according to my sources. The WSP previously built their system to cover the freeways, not the woods or other areas that are covered by State Park Rangers, local agencies and sheriff’s departments or the Washington Department of Fish and Game.
After 9/11 the Feds wanted to increase inter-operability–a nightmare. There were UHF, VHF, trunked systems and digital. Without a lot of hardware these systems can’t talk to each other. So the Feds created a standard, P25 digital, and some agencies purchased radios capable of the standard. The WSP could never quite seem to catch up and never went digital. Nevertheless, the WSP became very interested in becoming the radio communications provider for law enforcement. Read more
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