I hate that term, if I’m honest, because it implies that I care about the flock.
I don’t give a… flock about protecting society. I’m armed because I want to protect myself and family from the crap of this world, and if that means a portion of society gets protected in the process, good. If not, well, that’s a question that God and I will have to settle out at a later date.
This is my last post on Misfires And Light Strikes.
Unlike the other Arizona gunblogger named Kevin, I’m not quitting gunblogging. Rather, I’m going to be working full-time in the firearms industry, and sonuvagun if my new employers want me to write for them, not myself.
It’s almost as if they’re paying me to write for them. Oh wait, they are!
Effective two weeks from yesterday, I will be in charge of the website for Osage County Guns. Design, marketing, social, blogging, you name it, I’ll be doing it. If you’re on Gunbroker, you already know Osage County Guns: They’re one of the top five sellers on that site, and now they want to move out into online firearms sales. They run a tight ship and I’m very honoured to have this chance to work with them.
It also means that over the course of the next month, I’ll need to move myself and my family out to (wait for it) Osage County, Missouri, so as a result there’ll be no blogging for the next two weeks as we go crazy and/or move.
Thank you, each and every one of you who took the time to read $#!% I post here. There are so many people I’d like to thank, but to name just a few…
Jon, for being the force that drove the original ExurbanLeague blog into the stratosphere, Steve for being the technical wiz that made it all happen, Jaci and Robert for being great cobloggers and shootin’ buddies, Allen for his industry savvy, Michael for putting my ugly mug on TV, Ron for moral support, Jay for inspiration, Larry for all the cool stuff, Anthony for putting up with my $#!%, Paul for letting me play with the big boys, Jon and Chris for 1st class training, Alf for being the perfect training partner, Danno and Bridget and Thomas and all the other cool Arizona bloggers for being so cool, Unc for the links, Bitter and Sebastian for the knowledge drops, Tam for the smart and the snark, Robb for inspiring me not to wear pants, Breda for just being herself, all of you readers for stopping by, and most of all, my wife, for her endless love and endless patience.
And so, so many more.
Please stop by the Osage County Guns blog from time to time and see what I’m up to over there, and don’t be TOO surprised if when/if we begin doing things to help out gunblogging community. (Hint: FREE GUNS).
And please keep doing what you’re already doing. Write. Vote. Take people to the range. If we start to believe that the war for freedom is over, it will be.
See you at the range!
P.S. I need someone to pick up the Dead Goblin Count after I picked up from Jay. He started it, got hired in the industry, I picked it up from him, got hired in the industry. Now I’m not say that if you take it over, you’ll get a job in the gun biz, but the odds are in your favour… 😀
If you want to pick it up, email me at kevin at exurbanleague.com and I’ll see that the word gets out.
A man was shot to death in a Hialeah pharmacy Monday during an armed robbery attempt.
Investigators said Victor Navarro, 24, walked into 41 HealthMart, 820 E. 41st St., around 12:15 p.m. demanding Xanax. Navarro left and came back, lifting up his shirt to show a weapon, which turned out to be a BB gun.
A pharmacy employee fatally shot Navarro, who investigators said had a serious drug problem.
For this kind of stuff, that’s why. This one comes from a friend of mine at Brownell’s.
Deadly Shooting At Central Mall In Fort Smith
A man is killed after he confronts his estranged wife and two other men at Central Mall, according to Fort Smith Police.
Fadi “Frankie” Qandil, 34, died of injuries sustained from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso in a parking lot between the Malco Theaters and JCPenny Saturday night (May 10), according to Sgt. Daniel Grubbs.
Investigators said Qandil confronted his estranged wife, Tabitha Qandil, 31, Grayson Herrera, 23, and Dustin O’Conner, 27, as the three were headed to the movie theater.
“The victim raised his shirt and showed a weapon within his waistband, began to pull the weapon. The other two were concealed handgun weapon carriers and they pulled their weapons, and there was an exchange of gunfire,” said Grubbs.
So a guy who “couldn’t live without her” shows up, tries to threaten his soon-to-be-ex wife with a gun, and two armed companions help her rebuff his advances. It’s all good.
Family and friends of two teenage boys shot and killed inside a home they had broken into are speaking out. “They didn’t deserve to get killed,” said the sister of 14-year-old Michael Sambrano. He and his 16-year-old best friend were shot and killed on Sunday morning by someone inside a home the teens were breaking into. Police won’t say whether it was the elderly homeowner or her brother who shot and killed the teens who had just broken into their home.
First off, I’m sorry for their loss. Every goblin is some mother’s son, and I can only imagine how bad they feel right now.
If those two young men hadn’t been breaking into an elderly lady’s house (again) they’d still be alive today. They made some really stupid choices, and paid a high price for it. Simple as that.
“A man who told police that he shot a robber in the neck on the Hilltop on Friday evening claims he was abducted at gunpoint and was being driven to a cash machine to withdraw money, Columbus police said yesterday. Police identified the dead man as Larry N. Mausali, 24, of Parkersburg, W.Va. The shooter was Kenneth Owens, 46, who told police that Mausali took his wallet, then tried to rob him of more by driving him to a bank machine at gunpoint about 7:25 p.m. In the car, Owens took out his own handgun and shot Mausali near the intersection of N. Hague and Sutton avenues, he told police. Owens described his version of events to police at the shooting scene. Mausali was taken to Mount Carmel West hospital, where he died minutes after the shooting.”
I’m not willing to die over my wallet, but the minute a goblin says “Get in the car, we’re going somewhere”, the rules change. Kudos to Mr. Owens for quick thinking and fast shooting.
Elgin police are investigating a deadly shooting in which a jewelry store owner opened fire on suspected burglars.
Just before 1:00 a.m., they got a call about shots fired along Highway 290. They discovered the owner of the Harper’s Jewelry Store, between Ochoa and Main Streets, shot and killed a burglary suspect.
Police say the owner was in a back room when 41-year-old Robert Trevino broke in and tried to break a jewelry case. That’s when the owner shot him and opened fire on several other people in the parking lot.
Ok, not a big fan of the “opening fire on other people in the parking lot” bit (unless they were shooting as well), but who among us was surprised to learn this?
Trevino had an extensive criminal record. Police say he was recently implicated in a burglary at the same jewelry store two weeks ago.
I, for one, am shocked, SHOCKED at that news. Thanks to John The Texaner for sending this one in.