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- Home made Snap Caps for dry firing.
- Want to dry fire your favorite pistol or rifle? Perhaps the manual or friends say not to dry fire but you should or can use "snap caps" to dry fire your weapon for practice or takedown? Well, I got this idea the other day, and will share with you. I reload and de-primed and resized a .45 ACP round. Then I flared the mouth with my Lee expander die, and seated an already fired bullet in there to proper depth. Now for the primer, I have a synthetic cork, the ones made by Norma Cork, that are square on each end. I measured the depth of the primer pocket where you normally would put in a new fresh primer. I then transferred that measurement to the cork end, and using a sharp kitchen knife, cut the end of the cork off. I used the largest hole on a leather punch, and punched out a piece of this semi hard polymer synthetic cork material and simply used Magic Mendit to glue it into the primer pocket. WORKS like a charm! Just remember to keep it separate and would help to discolor it so you don't accidently think of it as a regular round and vice-a-versa .
- Supreme Court Decisions that affect new gun laws and rights
- Marbury v. Madison (1803) decided that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land, and that any law that contradicts the Constitution is null and void. "The general rule is that an unconstitutional statute, though having the form and the name of law, is in reality no law, but is wholly void and ineffective for any purpose since unconstitutionality dates from the time of its enactment and not merely from the date of the decision so branding it; an unconstitutional law, in legal contemplation, is as inoperative as if it had never been passed ... An unconstitutional law is void." (16 American Jurisprudence 2d, Sec. 178)
In Murdock v. Pennsylvania (1943) the Supreme Court stated that a constitutionally-protected right may not be licensed, nor a fee charged. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms is one of those protected natural rights.
In Shuttlesworth v. Birmingham, Alabama (1962) the Supreme Court decided that “If the state does convert a liberty into a privilege, the citizen can engage in the right with impunity.”
- In other words, their laws have no teeth for prosecution if they have created an illegal law by delegating a right to a privilege. If you decide to drive a car and get a license from a state, that state considers the license to drive a privilege. You do not need to drive or have a license to drive as a necessity. Many people simply do not drive or have a drivers license. Self defense and protections of self and family is far greater and begins from ages past. Your ability to protect yourself and your loved ones is a "right" that is created way before the Constitution. The Bill of Rights simply expounds on it as an inalienable right. Where does the gun law prevent crime? It does not. No one, not one, has been saved from a criminal by gun laws. In many cases they (anti-gun laws) create a safer environment for the criminal. Crimes will be committed even with the most restrictive of gun laws, but the lack of defense to the law abiding is crippled.