Caught in the cross-hairs of duplicity…

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I have had just about enough of Piers Morgan and his asinine rants about the level of violence in our country.  He spews his lies to anyone gullible enough to listen and it seems he has quite the audience (seemingly half the population), because he’s still on the air doing what he does best… stirring up controversy. The man is a bald face liar, citing statistics about his beloved homeland while trying to place his country on the same level as our own.  It’s like comparing apples to oranges.  There is no comparison between the two, none… nada.  Our country is the land of the free, home of the brave while his is one that lives in the shadow of a monarchy.  Ours enjoys freedom of religion, freedom of speech and the privilege, ability and right to bear arms.  England may have less gun violence per capita, but it’s simply because they’ve been disarmed and ruled over by the very same government we beat down and took our independence from. 

Mr. Browning’s masterpiece; The 1911: still going strong!

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Is it the year?  Most definitely!  In fact, it’s the year!  The year in which Mr. Browning unveiled his most prolific weapon ever… the 1911 pistol.

In very long standing (over a hundred years now), the 1911 remains one of the finest handguns ever created and has a real history in American culture.  From World War I, World War II, Korea, as well as Vietnam it has garnered the faith and trust of many American soldiers. 

Developed by the son of a gunsmith, John Moses Browning (as I understand it), got the idea of wanting to harness and use the gases produced from the firing of a weapon to actually cock the gun, thus creating a faster firing rate.  While out hunting with a friend one day, Mr. Browning noticed that every time his friend fired, the long grass around him would bend from the muzzle blast.  The idea was stuck in his head, and working in part with Colt went on to develop what has now become the standard in semi-automatic handguns.