Kalamazoo Killer had “Arsenal” of Guns

I really do love today’s media. lol. Even worse than the attack on Uber (see link for previous article) out of the blue, they’ve now latched on to gun ownership in general. I love the headline the Detroit Free Press put out in their article. (Full article here). In case you guys didn’t know, apparently by today’s media standard, half of the South is now filled with militarized families with full blown arsenals in their homes. Can I use that word again, just for effect? Arsenal! By this standard, I lack only the requisite white sheets with holes cut in them to start my own spree of terror! Oh, with my arsenal. Can’t forget the arsenal! Eleven long guns and four handguns constitutes an arsenal to the media? Let’s clarify this from the point of view of the average gun owner as compared to maybe the average housewife. Anyone that works with … Read the rest…

NRA – Safety First… or maybe second?

I’m almost fearful to write this post, mainly because I don’t want a letter in the mail stating the NRA has revoked my instructor license for disagreeing with them. As many of you know, I am the owner and head-trainer for a S.A.F.T. Academy, where we teach a full mantle of NRA firearms courses. I am also a longtime member of the NRA, but as a member and an instructor I often find myself at peace with their mission, but at odds with the way they go about achieving it. What we instructors do: As instructors we have spent THOUSANDS of dollars educating ourselves on how to educate students. To put it in perspective, a student typically pays $50-$75 for a class, plus maybe 1 box of ammunition. At our instructor courses, we usually have to pay $300-450 per course, take up two full very long days, and sometimes shoot … Read the rest…

Personal Letter to Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring

Dear Attorney General Herring, I can only assume from your quotes read in today’s news regarding the cancellation of concealed handgun reciprocity with North Carolina that you sir have fallen on your head and somehow impaired your thinking. As a gun owner myself, and a firearms instructor, I humbly ask that you seek medical attention post-haste!  Surely, actually no.. FACTUALLY the reasons you state for changing reciprocity with some of these states are a complete and total fabrication lacking absolutely no evidence. In fact the reasons you stated make no sense whatsoever. I can only speak for North Carolina because I haven’t taken the time to research all the other states’ gun laws, but please allow me a moment to enlighten you as someone appears to have been filling your head with utter nonsense. Your Claim: According to you, North Carolina (by its inclusion in your new law) has a … Read the rest…

Arm Military Bases – or don’t?

I’m so sick of the media and Facebook being the sole source of information people get. Here’s the process: Read dumbass meme on Facebook Accept it as the Gospel truth. Do no research on your own. Get pissed off and rant about the gubment. Come up with your own political policy that’s better with absolutely no idea what the hell you’re talking about. That about sums up most people I see on Facebook. I’m left with the following decision to make on what seems to be an almost daily basis. Let them go on being idiots. Take time out of my day to put together an articulate response to their blathering idiocy. Ok, I tried number one for about a week now and the amount of idiocy that’s still ramping up about the gun control on military bases is starting to piss me off. So, take off your dunce caps … Read the rest…

Gun Safety – And other tricks

On January 19th of this year, the nation’s gun-owners decided to celebrate a national “Gun Appreciation” day. Great idea, right? No. Why? Six people at three different gun shows across the United States were hurt in what could have been fatal gun incidents. Sadly, all of them required hospital visits. Even more sadly, each of them could have been prevented. Yesterday millions of people turned out across the nation to show their support for the 2nd amendment. You/we should all know by now that NO one is going to report “1.999 million people NOT hurt on Gun Appreciation Day.” Why would they? But let an accident happen – especially one with a gun, and see what comes out of the wood work. That got me thinking about a video. Yes, there are lots of gun-safety videos out there. Apparently they aren’t watched by the people who NEED to watch them. … Read the rest…

President Obama’s 23 Executive Memorandums

Most of you today know the President revealed his 23 points today for how he was going to move forward handling the gun control issue. Not many sites revealed the full scope of his agenda, so I thought I’d just simply provide all twenty-three points here. My comments are in brackets under each item. My thoughts on the issues he pushed forward to Congress are contained in this video below. It was easier to do the video than type it all out. 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. [Why is this even an issue? Why hasn’t this been done already? But specifically what federal agencies and what “relevant data” are you referring to? I’d like specifics.] 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from … Read the rest…

…and no one was hurt today.

I have an idea to calmly, politely, and en masse, reinforce our thoughts about gun control to Congress in a way that is both passive and yet personal at once. Obviously if you own your guns illegally, or plan to commit a massacre in the coming future, this doesn’t apply to you. When this came to me: It occurred to me when I was in a mall earlier today. I’m licensed in my state to concealed carry, and so I do. Why? Well the one place people ARE shooting other people lately seems to be malls, retail stores, theatres, and schools. Apparently, according to Congress, those are incredibly dangerous places to be lately. I can’t concealed (or open) carry in theatres or on a school ground, but otherwise, it’s almost always either on my side or tucked away behind my shirt. Lately, I’m more likely to have to defend myself … Read the rest…

Write your Representative

This article is in response to the pending ant-gun legislation currently before congress. I’ve done what I can do; I’ve blogged, Facebooked, Tweeted, and contacted every congressperson and senator that represents me. Now it’s your turn. If you don’t try to stop this legislation and don’t make your voice heard, you have no right to complain when they pass this bill and take your rights away. “He who allows oppression, shares the crime.” -Erasmus Darwin If you somehow remain unclear about what is going on within our Congress this session, I’d like to refer you to two articles I’ve written previously on the subject. Anti-Gun Legislation introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein The truth about gun crimes, the second amendment, and what has happened in our country since Columbine. I spent the morning writing my congressmen, senators, any via this blog – anyone else who can be bothered to listen. Here is … Read the rest…

America – Freedom vs Freedom

Update: Amended12/21/2012 (See last section titled 2nd Amendment Considerations) Nothing in my lifetime goes in the history books as such a horrible time as this past weekend. The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut was a tragedy that will never be forgotten by the families and friends of those innocents who lost their lives. It will also never be forgotten by those who intend to hammer it into political agenda both for and against gun control. It is forever cemented in our memories and most likely will be cemented in policy as well. Arguments will be made by both sides for months to come, and it will be referred to as a “what if” by pundits for the next ten years. We will likely never hear the end of it, which is in itself a tragedy for the loved ones of those involved. They will likely never have true peace as … Read the rest…