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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 22nd, 2015


It was recently suggested to me that I periodically change the format of my “From the Desk of….” posts to video. Maybe a video a week. Interesting idea and not overly difficult to do.

Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Keeping an Emergency Cash Fund accessible is important. This fund should NOT be at a bank or credit union. If something should happen and access to ATM’s and banks are not available

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From the Desk of John Rourke – June 19th, 2015


Couldn’t decide if I was going to write this or not. Its late and I am supposed to get up and work out in the morning.


It’s everywhere. The tragedy of 9 innocent people being murdered in a church. It’s terrible. Let me tell you what else is a tragedy…….the main stream media.

Everywhere the fact that the killer is white and the victims are black are being broadcasted. Gun control is being mentioned

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Gun control initiative coming?


Yes – President Obama continues to be THE best gun salesman in the history of the planet. It is being reported that the Justice Department is looking to change the definition of “pistol” in the coming months. I am not alone in thinking that they may target AR and AK pistols – or at least the “braces” which are currently in fashion.

Nothing would surprise me however I have to admit that as far as

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Video: Ted Nugent is my Hero!!!!


It’s been emailed around quite bit……but, I think this video is awesome…….check it out!!



If only Mr. Nugent was President….. Rourke

Question re: M855 Green Tip Ammunition




To all,

As you should know by now, the B.A.T.F. is in the process of outlawing the green tipped, metal core, 5.56mm round of ammo for civilian purchase.

Today, I attended a Gun Show here is southeast Louisiana.

To my surprise, I found only one dealer that had the green tipped 5.56mm rounds for sale. The price was $1.00 per round, with a minimum purchase of 420 rounds in an ammo can. The

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Gun Control?


By The Coach, Contributing Editor

I know I am probably going to stir up a hornets nest with this article. However, as I have said before, I am tired of trying to be politically correct and please everyone.

The liberal news media loves to point out all of the gun crimes in the United States as a reason to enact stricter gun control laws. While I agree that persons who

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FIREARMS WEEK: How many magazines?

This question is pondered just about as much as “How much ammunition should I store?“. Over the past several years I have changed my mind on this and much of that changing I directly attribute to readers who have disagreed with me. I listened to other peoples opinions and came to the conclusion that the number I had determined was a good one wasn’t.

We are talking about survival and preparedness guns. Guns that are

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Rourke and The Panhandle Rancher speaks….



Things to ponder from the pen of General Petraeus:

“1-53. Weapons are especially important. In some parts of the world, lack of access to weapons may forestall insurgencies. Unfortunately, there is widespread availability of weapons in many areas, with especially large surpluses in the most violent regions of the world. … Insurgents can obtain weapons through legal or illegal purchases or from foreign sources. A common tactic is to

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The Panhandle Rancher speaks……THE FRANCHISE



Upon the Ballot Box hangs our future well being and prosperity.

I write this in the aftermath of the recent brave action by the Sergeant of Arms of the Canadian Parliament, whom having heard the sound of gunfire, charged valiantly into battle – and prevailed; and here in the United States, following yet another tragic school shooting. I fear either or both of

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Federal Judge Rules 2nd Amendment does not cover AR-15′s and AK-47′s

Read the full article HERE. A US District Court Judge ruled that Maryland’s restrictive guns laws enacted last year do not violate the states citizens Second Amendment rights.

In summary the Judge stated that “The Act substantially serves the government’s interest in protecting public safety, and it does so without significantly burdening what the Supreme Court has now explained is the core Second Amendment right of ‘law-abiding, responsible citizens to use arms in defense of

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Picture of the Day

It is amazing some of the things that both President Obama AND his wife have said and the mainstream media give them a complete pass. If a Republican had stated that they believed that some rights could just be thrown to the side when the timing seemed right the news would be all over it.

In todays world a politician on the Left side of an issue can say most anything and get away with

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Mississippi passes pro-gun rights laws



On February 12, 2014 the Clarion Ledger reported that the Mississippi House “passed a trio of gun-rights bills — one to prevent local governments from buying guns to destroy them, another to make clear local governments can’t seize guns during states of emergency or martial law and one clarifying state gun laws preempt local ordinances.“


This is evidence that who is elected locally and in state elections matter. We need to continue to

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Gun control efforts are not over


Yesterday there was another terrible shooting involving multiple victims in a public place. Three people dead including the shooter at a mall in Maryland. On January 9th a student was shot in a high school in Tennessee. On January 13th a 71 year old ex-cop shot a man for texting in a movie theater. The next day a student at a Middle School shot two of his classmates with a shotgun. On the same day

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More evidence our rights are disintegrating……..

Gun Control

Many of you may have heard about the man in Washington, DC that is now facing upwards of 2 years in prison for possessing unregistered ammunition and casings. This is a travesty that should have all American’s in an uproar as his Constitutional rights are trampled and disregarded.

Here is basically what happened via

The police banged on the front door of Mr. Witaschek’s Georgetown home at 8:20 p.m. on July 7, 2012,

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Boy…..what a different response

Below is a video where law enforcement responds to a call concerned several armed guys standing in an intersection. Compared to the recent video posted here on – this situation certainly went totally different.




Government out of control……contact your Congressman!

There is a lot to be upset with our government today. Pathetic policies, ridiculous spending habits, and a flat-out failure to hold true to the spirit of our Founding Fathers and the Constitution. I have been pretty vocal lately about politics and what I consider to be an agenda by the far left Progressive movement to fundamentally change this country. I am not nearly finished.

Regardless – there are a few Congressman that

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Knowledge is Power!

Knowledge is Power!


“The Coach”

Editor At Large

In today’s world knowledge is power. Too many people get all of what they think they know by watching the TV news, listening to the radio or reading the news papers. The TV, radio and news papers slant what they want you to know by what the editor and/or owners believe in. This way they can slant the American

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Gault speaks…..Ramblings from the Homestead – Gun Control

Gun Control

John Gault …somewhere in Georgia

As of this writing –Gun Control- is all the rage. Some states are passing ever-more restrictive anti-gun measures while other states are debating expanding the rights of gun owners. The Senate’s gun bill is working it’s way towards a vote, sans the -Assault Weapons Ban- which was pulled because it couldn’t get the 60 votes needed to overcome a

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New York State Offering $500 to People Who Snitch on Gun Owners Editor at Large servantheart sent me a link to an article describing a program in New York State which urges citizens to inform on fellow citizens whom they believe may be in violation of the anti-Second Amendment SAFE Act legislation. Those that inform on their neighbor (or friends and family) could net themselves $500 cash reward.


If you possess what the state considers an assault weapon and you fail

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YouTube Video: Nugent to Morgan: ‘Leave us alone’

John Gault sent this to me…..I love it.

– Rourke


Speak out against gun control…….. Editor-at-Large, John from Iowa provided this fantastic link to a website where you can easily contact your local Congressman and voice your opinion on NO MORE GUN CONTROL!!

Here is the site:

If you care about the future of our gun freedoms and our ability to defend ourselves and our families – please contact your Congressman and tell them NOT to support ANY gun control measures that cross their desk.

Thanks –

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Ammunition and magazine gouging……

As many of us search the Internet as well as our local stores for ammunition and magazines for our firearms, some of the prices being seen are very frustrating. Let me state for the record that I not only expect – but I support a 20% or so price increase by my local gun shop on ammunition, magazines, and high-demand firearms.


They sell products to make money to pay themselves and their employee’s. Profit

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Guest Post: My 5-step plan to ban guns in the US within 10 years

From Rourke: Please read the entire article. This article shows a plausible list of steps that MAY take place to end the ability for us – all of us – to defend ourselves and our families.

Very interesting.



My 5-step plan to ban guns in the US within 10 years

by Jason


I currently provide consulting services to major global corporations. One effective way to do battle with a competitor is to

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NY Democrat: Please Don’t Release That Document…..

NY Democrat: Please Don’t Release That Document Showing We Actually Do Want to Confiscate Guns (Video)


This article can be seen in its original form at

– Rourke


Late last night, New York Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin, one of the few Republicans with a strong enough spine to stand up to the new gun legislation, released the following statement on his Facebook page.

Here it is. This is the video where

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