A Truck Gun Rack Ensures Safe and Convenient Storage

Do you own a pick up truck and a firearm? If yes, you badly require a very crucial small gadget. This is a truck gun rack. It is an item used to hold pistols, rifles or shotguns in trucks. Guns and their racks are legal in many states. All the same, you must not ignore the laws put in place to control gun possession and usage. Situations happen when least expected. For example, someone could take your gun and use it to commit crime.

Do you know whom they would hold responsible for the crime? That person would be the registered owner of the weapon. This is the reason why you must always make it difficult for people to steal your guns. A rack also keeps the rifles away from children. You already know children are curious and could do drastic and serious actions with a pistol. The easiest way you could lose your rifle is carrying it in your car.

Whether you want to go fishing, hunting, hiking, camping and so on, pack your rifle with its utility rack. If stored this way, everybody else will see the gun, but you alone has the power to unpack and use it. If you did not know, a few states have strict laws concerning firearm transportation. They do not agree with the use racks, as these items do not hide the weapons. You could keep your rifles safely in wooden or metallic portable cabinets in such cases.

Unfortunately, in case a dangerous situation arises, you cannot depend on your gun if kept in a cabinet. This is why a simpler track gun rack is the best. There are many types of rifle racks available. If you were looking to purchase some, your best bet would be the Internet. Take your time to search the best web stores and read customer reviews. Every time people buy and use an item, they always take their time to write a review. If an item is good and reliable or disappointing, you could tell if you read.

All the same, you need to know in advance that most racks feature metal or wood construction. The former are very strong and durable, but they are bulky. Good examples include metal pegboards with shelves and levered hooks. They can support a bunch of heavy guns, making them durable and reliable than wooden styles. Luckily, these are not expensive. Wooden gun racks comes in a wide range. Some are simple and others are intricate. A typical rack for guns is not difficult to construct with two by four shorter wood pieces.

If do not have time for this project, simply buy ready made items over the Internet. Magnetic rifle racks are other amazing options for storing a bunch of guns for transportation. Some of them support the total weight of a rifle. The majority of them store weapons standing, such that the butts rest on a shelf. These items cannot slip and fall and retrieval is simple. If you want to have one simple, but elegant track gun rack today, you should find it online.

Harder Laws Reduce the Federal Firearms License

Harder laws and more rigorous enforcement cost nearly 200000 U.S. gun dealers their federal firearms licenses since the mid-1990s. Guided by abrupt declines in states including Washington D.C., CA and FL, the amount of federally licensed firearms traders fell seventy-nine percent across the nation since 1994, subsequent to Congress adopting gun-control measures that yet set off argument.

The abrupt drop in gun dealers is among the most crucial, and little acknowledged, triumphs in the effort to bring down firearms violence in the Americas,” was a statement made an analyst with the Violence Policy Center.

The down slope is undeniable. What it entails is more controversial.

In 1994, 245,628 United States. Residents carried federal firearm license letting them sell firearms. In CA, the country’s most thickly settled state, there were 20,148 license holders, and in the capital of the United States, there were 5,724.

At present, there are 50,630 of the alleged Type 1 federal firearms licenses. A Federal Firearms License, or FFL, is a permit that enables a person or a company to operate in a business relating to the fabrication of firearms and ammo or the interstate and intrastate sale of firearms.

In CA, the number of permits fell to 2,120 this year. In the capital of the United States, the number was depressed to 857, a decay of about eighty-five percent.

The number of licenses, also, fell more than eighty percent since 1994 in FL, LA and GA, amidst additional states. Even the state with the littlest reduction in certified dealers — MT — saw a sixty-eight percent decay.

The decay in licenses started after United States Congress okayed in 1993 the alleged Brady Bill, cited for former White House press secretary James Brady, who was hurt in a 1981 assassination endeavor on Reagan. The 1993 jurisprudence and a subsequent 1994 anti-crime law brought down fresh limitations.

The federal firearms license that at one time cost $ten a year now cost $two hundred a year for the first 3 years. Appliers now must render photos and fingerprints and inform local law of their plans. In numerous cases, those losing licenses were “kitchen-table” bargainers, who worked from their homes instead of from stores.

Littler shops merely can’t afford some of that,” stated by a representative for the NRA. (NRA-Governing organization for the sport of shooting with rifles and handguns.)

All the same, Department of Justice records suggest total firearm sales have stayed approximately even in recent years.

With the entering Obama presidential term positions on gun control, it looks likely that your Second Amendment Rights are more in peril than ever before. If he makes up his mind to place further limits on gun ownership or makes it more difficult to obtain a Federal Firearms License, you might not have time to get it in place prior to the changes taking effect. Get your license now to avoid any further rules and regulations.

Why Do US Politicians Support the UN’s Global Gun Grab? Part 12 in The Right Response

Is the Sandy Hook tragedy being used by the administration to implement the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty – the global gun grab? Many other shooting sprees have resulted in equally cynical gun ban attempts across the world. Are gun laws to control guns, or to control people instead?

The British Gun Grab

The 1987 English shooting spree in the town of Hungerford killed sixteen people before the shooter killed himself. Britain already had strict gun control laws, the public and even the police were unarmed. If gun bans decrease the slaughter, how come so many were killed? Many hours passed before armed officials came to the rescue.

In 1996, nine years later, a man with a history of mental instability walked into a Dunblane, Scotland, primary school and murdered sixteen young children along with their teacher. He wounded many others before taking his own life.

British Results

Ignoring the obvious – the lack of guns in responsible hands had vastly increased the slaughter – the British government instituted even stricter control over gun ownership.

The unfortunate results? Total failure, the British Telegraph newspaper reports that*:

“The United Kingdom is the violent crime capital of Europe… The total number of violent offenses recorded compared to population is higher than any other country in Europe, as well as America, Canada, Australia and South Africa.”

In Britain, with a virtually complete ban on guns, burglaries with the occupant at home occur half the time whereas, in America, hot burglaries account only some ten percent of break-ins. A study by criminologists Rossi and Wright found that US burglars are more afraid of armed homeowners than they are of the police**.

The Australian Gun Grab

In 1966, six weeks after the 1996 Dunblane massacre, an Australian with a history of violence, attacked tourists in Port Arthur, Tasmania with semiautomatic rifles. He killed 35 people and wounded 21 others.

Ignoring the painfully obvious conclusion that the lack of guns in responsible hands vastly increased the slaughter, the Australian government instituted even stricter control over gun ownership with the National Firearms Agreement.

Australian Results

Such drastic government action must have been highly effective, right? No. Absolutely not! Once again, the evidence emphasizes the ineffectiveness of yet more controls on guns.

In 2008, the Australian Institute of Criminology reported a decrease of 9% in homicides and a one-third decrease in armed robbery since the 1990s, but an increase of over 40% in assaults and 20% in sexual assaults.

A 2003 Brookings Institution study found that homicides just “continued a modest decline.” The use of handguns went up sharply, but just one out of 117 gun homicides used a registered gun in the following two years. Suicides with firearms went down but suicides by other means went up.

They did report a “modest reduction in the severity” of massacres in the following five years which involved knives, gas and arson rather than firearms. Yet, during the same period, deaths attributed to firearms in America dropped by nearly ten times the decline seen in Australia.

This video on their gun ban results, which includes feedback from Australian police, says it all.***

European Results

Supporters of a one world government would gain clarity by exploring the enormous problems in Europe. The European Union has centralized more and more controls over the whole continent resulting in more and more citizens becoming highly dissatisfied with the EU.

European bureaucrats blithely ignore the wishes of individual countries as they “harmonize” – implement – unpopular centralized laws and regulations maintaining that one size should fit all. But harmonization simply eliminates the benefits of competition, making government failure even more evident. Very few European citizens are happy about the resultant decline in Europe’s economic performance.

The 2011 riots in Britain demonstrated just how gun bans disempower you. Citizens were unable to defend themselves or their property against the rioters – and nor were the police.

Guns Provide Protection against the More Powerful

The USA constitution says “the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” for a very good reason.

Look at the students massacred by the government at Kent State University; the innocent citizens slaughtered by the government at Waco, and the increasingly inhumane treatment of protestors such as the Occupy Wall Street group. That very good reason is to ensure you can protect yourself from both others and oppressive governments.

Yet some politicians want to deny law-abiding citizen their right to defend themselves. They pretend that gun bans protect you. But as US Senate candidate Dan Bongino explains: “There’s no such thing as gun control, only people control.”

Are President Obama and other gun-control enthusiasts cynically using this horrible tragedy as another political opportunity? Are they trying to implement the UN’s global gun control agenda and overturn the US Constitution?

Increasing Dissatisfaction with Federal Control

Dissatisfaction at increasing federal interference can be seen in the USA. Resentment is mounting at federal attempts to usurp powers rightfully reserved to the several states. State legislatures in Arizona, Texas and Wyoming, among others, have presented bills to emphasize their constitutional rights to ignore federal gun laws.

The backlash against increasingly powerful central governments demonstrate the real problem. Thoughtful citizens increasingly recognize the endemic problem of government failure – the government’s incompetence at that most fundamental government task: protecting both citizens and their property.

Food for Thought

“It is clear that the Framers… counted the right to keep and bear arms among those fundamental rights necessary to our system of ordered liberty.”

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in 2010

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* Total failure of the British gun ban reported at the British Telegraph newspaper:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/5712573/UK-is-violent-crime-capital-of-Europe.html

** US burglars are more afraid of armed homeowners, can be found via:

civilliberty.about.com/od/guncontrol/a/Gun-Rights-Self-Defense-Deterrent

*** The video detailing the Australian gun ban results is at:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OyS3CEIbpJo

Great Gifts For Anyone Into Law Enforcement

Castle, Law & Order, Psych, Lie to Me, Cops, America’s Most Wanted; all these are current shows related to the work of solving crimes. For those enthusiasts who can’t get enough or for the brave men and women whose profession is keeping others safe, here are some unique and fun gift ideas.

One of my favorite, inexpensive gift ideas is a Counterfeit Detector Pen. This amazing little pen is typically used at banks and many retail locations. The way it works is surprisingly simple. According to HowStuffWorks.com, “The counterfeit detector pen solves the biggest counterfeiting threat today. It used to be that a counterfeiting operation used expensive presses and special inks and papers to create exact duplicates of the bills. Today…people with color copiers and color printers try to create passable facsimiles of a bill…These folks are not particularly careful or meticulous, so they copy or print onto normal, wood-based paper. The counterfeit detector pen is extremely simple. It contains an iodine solution that reacts with the starch in wood-based paper to create a black stain. When the solution is applied to the fiber-based paper used in real bills, no discoloration occurs. The pen does nothing but detect bills printed on normal copier paper instead of the fine papers used by the U.S. Treasury.”

Self defense is a category that holds loads of idea for gifts. How about for example, pepper spray or mace to go on your recipient’s keychain? Or even better, a flashlight stun gun? Items like these may seem like superfluous, even gag gifts, but you never know when they might come in handy. For example, just a few days ago there were a series of dog attacks at the Golden Gate Bridge Park in San Francisco. Several women who ran through the park were attacked by multiple dogs.

This type of event makes stun guns much more attractive. Adam Katz, author of “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer” also recommends stun guns to deter dog attacks. “If you see a stray or unleashed dog approaching you, press the button [on a stun gun] a couple of times. We’ve found that the electrical charge hits ultra high frequency sound waves that only the dog can hear. About 50% of the dogs would IMMEDIATELY turn tail and run away.” He also says if you are in imminent danger or if the dog has bitten another animal or person you can stun him.

Surveillance equipment is another category full of gift ideas. For example, you can find spy pens with up to four hours of video recording time. Thumb Camera, Car Alarm Remote Keychain DVR Camera, Hat Camera, Glasses Camera; almost anything and everything you can think of can be used to spy on others these days. Fun, technical, useful gifts such as these are perfect for those who enjoy puzzles and solving crimes.

Crime Prevention Tips – Lifestyle Safety Checklist

The following is a checklist to help you measure how well you have eliminated risk of being a victim of crime from your daily life during your work or leisure time.

Around the House

  • Do you keep a list of emergency telephone numbers next to your home phone?
  • Do you lock all your outside doors at all times even when you are within your house?
  • Does everybody in your house know they should ask for a picture identification before opening the door?
  • Do you make it a point to check the references of persons who work in and outside your house?
  • Do you know where the local police stations are in your community?
  • Do you notify police when you will be absent from your house for an extended period of time?
  • Are you present when workers or repairmen enter your home?

Among Your Neighbors

  • Do your children know how to call 911 and get help from neighbors during an emergency?
  • Do you talk with your neighbors at least two times per month?
  • Do you have a buddy system established with one of your neighbors for keeping a watchful eye on your property? Have you instructed him to collect your mail and newspapers when you are gone?
  • Do you keep a key with a neighbor you can trust rather than having one stashed under a rock outside your house?
  • Do you partake in a Neighborhood Watch program?

Daily Personal Routine

  • Do you on occasion carry more than $250 in cash?
  • Do you practice boxing or any form of self defense?
  • Do you keep personal safety on your mind regularly?
  • Do you practice safety when handling power tools and other dangerous equipment?
  • Is your personal history void of any accidents or injuries?
  • Do you vary your daily activities every day?
  • Do you carry a cell phone?
  • Do you use ATM’s during the daytime or in well-secured public areas?
  • Do you travel with other people on a regular basis or check in with somebody at home or the office when you travel?

Fire Safety Tips

  • Do you have an escape plan in the event of a fire?
  • Do you keep a fire extinguisher next to your oven or stove?
  • Do you check the batteries in your smoke alarm on a regular basis?
  • Do you keep all lighters and matches in places where kids can not gain access to them?

Your Motor Vehicle

  • Do you make it a point to lock up your motor vehicle and close all the windows whenever you park?
  • Do you look into the back seat before you unlock and enter your motor vehicle?
  • When shopping, do you make an effort to park in well-lit areas of the parking lot and avoid shopping by yourself at night?
  • Do you lock your doors while driving?
  • Do you keep your car and house keys on separate key rings?

Sometimes our normal, everyday routines make us a target for criminal activity. Following these simple rules of home security and personal safety can provide you with more protection from crime than purchasing an expensive burglar alarm system.