With over 10 million guns sold in the United States in 2011, violent crime rising significantly as the economic crisis worsens, and self defense killings sky rocketing, it’s becoming increasingly unpopular for politicians to call for restrictions on firearms. If anything, even though government officials in states like Illinois and New Jersey are attempting to outlaw guns completely, the public outcry has been deafening, with each attempt met by protests and solidarity from individual rights and gun advocates all over the country.
It’s clear that the majority of Americans support their inherent right to bear arms. But, even though the strategy of attacking our second Amendment is wholly unpopular and failing miserably, misguided government officials are beginning to explore ever more novel ways of circumventing the US Constitution and Second Amendment altogether.
Like New Jersey’s recent attempt to ban ammunition, Illinois is now taking aim at ammo. This latest legislation would add a surtax to every box of ammunition sold, and if allowed, would set an alarming precedent that effectively threatens our ability to utilize a firearm for FULL ARTICLE HERE
MPs warn that cities could become very difficult to live in if we are attacked with an EMP weapon
The warning follows the publication of a report by the Defence Select Committee which urges the government to take seriously the threat to infrastructure such as the national grid, GPS satellites and communication networks from EMPs and naturally occurring solar flares. The electromagnetic radiation from such events can Read more…
48 small quakes and counting on the Big Island as of Wednesday morning
In its morning status report, HVO wrote that there “is an ongoing seismic swarm just northwest of the summit.”
From the Wednesday status report, updated at 7:29 HST:
A swarm of shallow earthquakes started after midnight last night about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Halema`uma`u Crater that was ongoing as of this posting. Forty-eight earthquakes were strong enough to be located beneath Kilauea: 39 quakes within the Read more…
EWA BEACH (HawaiiNewsNow) – Scientists say there are parallels between recent earthquakes and ground movement in the Pacific Northwest and what happened in Japan before last year’s devastating quake and tsunami.
The research was discussed over the weekend at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Scientists at the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Ewa Beach are well aware of the new research.
The disaster in Japan occurred because of stress from the Pacific tectonic plate sliding below Japan. The plates locked together, slowly pushing Japan westward, and then released, resulting in the magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands. Japan moved about ten to 15 feet eastward in the quake.
Scientists said the same thing is now in the works off the coast of British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, as the Juan de Fuca plate moves beneath the Pacific Northwest.
“The Pacific Northwest is being deformed because the plates are locked together, and the shoreline is sinking and the rest of the thing is being bent. We can see that,” said Dr. Gerard Fryer, a geophysicist with the warning center. “It’s just like Japan, only a mirror image.”
According to Fryer, the last big earthquake in the Pacific Northwest happened in January 1700. Like the Japan quake, it also was a magnitude 9.0, and sent a destructive Pacific wide tsunami that reached Japan.
While there has been more ground movement in the northwest, there’s still the question of Read more…