The Paradox and Absurdities of Carbon-Fretting and Rewilding

Herschel Smith · 28 Jan 2024 · 3 Comments

The Bureau of Land Management is planning a truly boneheaded move, angering some conservationists over the affects to herd populations and migration routes.  From Field & Stream. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) recently released a draft plan outlining potential solar energy development in the West. The proposal is an update of the BLM’s 2012 Western Solar Plan. It adds five new states—Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming—to a list of 11 western states already earmarked…… [read more]

Driving to Alaska? Here’s How to Transport Guns to Alaska

BY Herschel Smith
2 years ago

The Alaskan and I were just discussing this a few days ago.  Here is a discussion about it.

Whether you’re planning a hunting trip, vacation, or moving to Alaska, if you’re driving, you’ll be going through Canada which means gun restrictions.

Traveling by plane with a gun is less complicated than trying to get through Canada with a gun, especially as a foreigner. If you’re able to fly or ferry to Alaska, that’s ideal, it’ll also take a lot less time.

However, if you need to drive…

Long guns can go through USPS. Package them up, go to USPS and send them to yourself in Alaska. Long guns must be unloaded prior to shipping through USPS.

Even though long guns can be sent through USPS no problem, handguns must be shipped through an FFL. If you have never used an FFL before, call around to gun shops and ask if they are an FFL or if they know someone who is. You can also do an internet search in your local area and the area you’re traveling to in Alaska. Handguns must be unloaded prior to shipping through FFL.

If you are dead set on trying to keep your guns and get them into Canada, there is a way, but there is red tape and plenty of regulations and restrictions.

First, check to see if your firearm is on the prohibited list. 

Second, look at the import regulations.

From the website:

Visitors to Canada

To import firearms into Canada you must have a valid purpose. Valid purposes can include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • hunting during hunting season
  • use in competitions
  • repair
  • re-enactments
  • in transit movement, i.e., moving in the most direct route possible from point A to point B, through Canada
  • protection against wildlife in remote areas

Restricted firearms

Visitors who do not hold a valid Canadian firearms licence or registration certificate for their restricted firearm must:

Once confirmed by a border services officer, the form acts as the licence and as the temporary registration certificate for the firearms.

I visited the “prohibited list.”  It’s comprehensive, listing guns by name, everything from H&Ks to Rock River Arms to Colt to Anderson Arms, and everything in between.

No ARs.  No AKs.  No semi-automatic rifles.

Good Lord.

Take it all under advisement.

British Columbia Couple Uses Paint Ball Gun To Ward Of Thieves, Government Not Happy

BY Herschel Smith
5 years, 10 months ago

News from Vancouver:

A Chilliwack couple is taking the law into their own hands by shooting paintballs at the thieves who repeatedly rob them.

It’s a desperate tactic that police say could be illegal in most circumstances — but Rob and Nicole Iezzi say they’ve already tried everything else.

“This is a constant problem. It’s an escalating problem in our town,” said Nicole.

The couple say they are not taking this step lightly, saying they have been robbed of iPods, hand tools, Leathermans, and attachments for their truck, at a cost of thousands. One friend’s purse was also stolen from their truck in their driveway, resulting in identity theft.

The thieves have hurt them too, pepper-spraying Nicole in her doorway in a bid to steal her cellphone, and clubbing their Rottweiler to death in the yard when it challenged them.

They tried calling the police, putting up security cameras, improving their fences, and put in better locks but the thieves keep coming back.

So that’s when they decided to fight back — with a paintball gun.

Videos the couple has posted online show them rushing out to challenge thieves, firing paint at them as the thieves scurry away on their bicycles. Even Nicole has fired at one, shooting as he left on the street.

“He came this way and I just pop, pop, pop,” she said.

The couple said they take no pleasure in firing at thieves — just hoping to send the message that their property is not to be trifled with. It was only after some deliberation that Rob, who has a firearms license, decided on paintballs.

“I didn’t want to shoot him with a pellet gun, because you’re going to make him bleed. With a paintball, it’s like getting punched. I didn’t want to punch him, so a paintball seemed like the logical thing,” he said.

It also doesn’t go through walls and won’t hurt a neighbour, he said.

But Chilliwack RCMP are warning that vigilante justice could be dangerous and illegal.

“We understand that people are frustrated,” said Const. Tracey Wolbeck.

Shooting paintballs could escalate a nonviolent property offense into a violent crime, Wplbeck said, and the thief could react, putting the property owner in danger.

On top of that, attacking someone with a paintball could be considered an assault, potentially resulting in charges.

“In extreme cases we could see assault with a weapon,” Wolbeck said.

The cops are doing what cops always do.  I just think it’s too bad they didn’t use real guns and kill the perpetrators.

If weapons control is inherently wicked, and I believe it is, it is wicked in the superlative to require peaceable men and women to sit defenseless and allow themselves to be abused by savages while the state prefers criminals over productive, law-abiding citizens.

The government who would do this is a worker of evil and should be overthrown and the government workers hanged for cosmic treason against God’s Holy law.


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