Weapons

Now, that is some shooting!

A bad wog just received a salient lesson, on the perils of combat and long range sniping, from an SAS sergeant with a.50 cal machine gun…from 2.4km away: Quote:

A British sniper gunned down a jihadi from almost 2.4km away in what is reportedly the best long-range shot ever in the SAS.

The sergeant killed the Islamic State commander with a .50 Calibre machine gun, shooting him in the chest.

The Islamist’s arm and shoulder were torn off due to the force of the bullet and he died instantly. The jihadi was on a British and US kill list.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

An open letter to Alastair Scott

Dear Mr Scott

I agree with the fact that we need to tougher penalties, that are enforced, when firearms, in the hands of criminals, are used in perpetrating criminal acts.

I enjoy collecting some firearms as well as shooting and hunting. I read the draft of your Arms (Prohibition on Shortened Firearms) Amendment Bill. Your proposal has unintended consequences for law-abiding firearm owners. There are a number of reasons why an owner may wish to legally cut down a rifle or shotgun barrel, provided the overall length remains longer than 762 mm. For instance, when putting a suppressor on a rifle, owners usually shorten the barrel slightly to keep the overall length of the rifle (with the silencer on) down, otherwise it becomes too cumbersome to carry in the bush for hunting. The sport of ‘Cowboy Shooting’ would also be severely affected as shotguns are often shortened for this sport.    Read more »

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

A good judge properly enforces ‘fit and proper person’ test

Yesterday, front page of the Sunday Star-Times, was a story that was somewhat strange, but buried in the middle of it all was a good decision by a good judge: Quote:

Shirley Whyte can’t fathom how her 16-year-old son died. “I still don’t know what happened that day,” she says. “It was a beautiful, clear sunny day and Mark was shot in an open paddock. I want to know what happened and who was there.”

This much is known: Tuatapere man Brendon Diack, another hunter, fired at least one of the shots that passed through Mark Whyte’s green-brown Swanndri on September 21, 1996. Diack admitted a charge of careless use of a firearm causing death, and served 29 days in jail. Remorseful, he later told media he wasn’t allowed to go hunting again, and didn’t want to.

Twenty-two years of grief and anger culminated this week in a court decision that is being hailed as setting a legal precedent in New Zealand gun control.

Because Diack was not true to his word. As the years passed after the killing, he decided he did wish to go hunting again – and five or six times, he applied to police for a new gun licence. Every time, they refused. And so, frustrated, he took the police to court.

Late on Friday afternoon, Judge Mark Callaghan refused Diack’s bid to get his licence back, pointing to the 1996 tragedy and two angry outbursts in 2013 and 2014 to show Diack was not a fit and proper person to hold a firearms licence. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

New planes for Defence Force to replace clapped out Orions?

It looks like the Air Force could be getting some brand new planes: Quote:

Defence Minister Ron Mark is one step closer to making the biggest defence procurements in recent years.

Mark will take his proposal to purchase up to four Boeing P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol planes from the United States to the Cabinet Government Administration and Expenditure Review Committee on Monday.

The planes, which would replace replace its retiring P-3 maritime patrol fleet, could cost up to US$1.4 billion (NZ$2.03 billion).This would be one of the most significant purchases, since the frigate upgrade.

However, the New Zealand Defence Force says the price is likely to be less than that.

Once the Cabinet committee had seen the proposal, it would have to go to Cabinet, before a decision on the purchase was made. There was no set date for the proposal to go to cabinet, but Mark said that was expected to happen before the end of July. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

The first bi-annual Whaleoil Gun Club shoot

Yesterday morning dawned fine and freezing in Awakeri as the inaugural shoot of the Whaleoil Gun Club met for a day of fun with guns.

There were 11 participants, and around 47 firearms. Attendees were Cam, Spiker, Flattanker, Mark, X-bolt, Richard, Wallace Westland, WH, Muz3, macvac and Kopua Cowboy. A couple of apologies were received, see you next time guys. Readers, you’d be proud of us, we were the model of diversity. We had bolt action rifles, category A semi-auto rifles, category E semi-auto rifles (owners only), lever action rifles, pump action shotguns, over and under shotguns, semi-auto shotguns, pistols, revolvers, a black powder rifle and a black powder revolver. We covered the entire spectrum.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Florida shooting: MSM don’t miss opportunity to attack Trump

Weapons locker in mess Photo/ Cam Slater, Whaleoil Media

US President Donald Trump has called the suspect in the mass school shooting in Florida “mentally disturbed” as he vowed to help local jurisdictions tackle mental health issues, but he made no mention of stricter gun control laws.

That’s because stricter gun control wouldn’t have made a difference.

[…]Trump pledged his administration would help “tackle the difficult issue of mental health” and said the issue of improving safety in schools would be the top priority during a meeting later this month with governors and state attorneys general. Yet Trump made no mention of gun control laws in the aftermath of the third-deadliest school shooting in US history.

The shooter passed the background check and didn’t have a criminal record.

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Libertarian and pragmatic anarchist. Treat everything the media says as a lie and know the narrative. Facts trump rhetoric.

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Got a problem with ISIS? No probs, get the Israelis to sort it, like Egypt did

Got a problem with ISIS? No probs, get the Israelis to sort it, like Egypt did:

The jihadists in Egypt’s Northern Sinai had killed hundreds of soldiers and police officers, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, briefly seized a major town and begun setting up armed checkpoints to claim territory. In late 2015, they brought down a Russian passenger jet.

Egypt appeared unable to stop them, so Israel, alarmed at the threat just over the border, took action.

For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign, conducting more than 100 airstrikes inside Egypt, frequently more than once a week — and all with the approval of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The remarkable cooperation marks a new stage in the evolution of their singularly fraught relationship. Once enemies in three wars, then antagonists in an uneasy peace, Egypt and Israel are now secret allies in a covert war against a common foe.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

There is always one spoil sport

Elon Musk releases a product that doesn’t require government subsidies and a product that hordes of people actually want and what does some wowser say?

Inventor and Tesla chief executive Elon Musk claims he’s sold thousands of flamethrowers in recent days, turning a online gag into a marketing ploy worth millions.

But a California assemblyman said he plans to introduce legislation to block the distribution of the devices before they end up in customers’ hands.

In an email to the Washington Post, Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, a Democrat from Los Angeles, said he thought the flamethrower idea was a joke when he first heard about it.  

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Clever, clever bastard. Who DOESN’T want a flamethrower? – UPDATED

 

Elon Musk may have finally done something useful, and I doubt there were any federal subsidies with his latest project:

Elon Musk isn’t your typical Billionaire. In an economic bracket known for eccentric behaviors, Musk stands out. The South African-born American magnate is the founder of SpaceX, the brains behind Tesla Inc., co-chairman of OpenAI and the CEO of Neuralink. But it is one of his other companies, The Boring Company, making headlines this week.

Instead of electric cars, or trips to Mars, Musk is now focusing on street-legal flamethrowers.

He announced on Twitter in December that if The Boring Company could sell 50,000 hats, he would start selling flamethrowers.  “I know it’s a little off-brand,” Musk wrote, “but kids love it.”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

A .45 for the 45th President

Jesse James has made a .45 for the 45th President:

Jesse James, who appeared on the second season on “Celebrity Apprentice,” has made a .45 for Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States.

The CEO of Jesse James Firearms Unlimited, an Austin, Texas-based firearms manufacturer, James has remained friendly with the President and says Trump “has seen the finished product, and he is very pleased.”

James intends to present the President with the firearm at a future date. “I will take the gun to the White House and give it to him,” James explained in an email. “Hopefully, it will end up on display in his presidential library.”

The Trump .45 is a bespoke version of the JJFU Grand Master X 1911 pistol.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.