Thank You

Thank you

The fight continues

Thank you my readers and followers and friends for making 2012 the best year so far for this humble blog. I’ve enjoyed reading your comments and look forward to many more.

As we leave the Mayan Apocalypse behind us and enter a new year, we face the biggest challenge ever to our ability to safely defend our lives and loved ones. 

The fight is not over, and it won’t be over until WE say it’s over. 

Happy New Year. 

The Voice Of Reason Outside The Room

The voice of reason outside the room

The NRA has been locked out of Obama’s gun ownership “conversation”, and their response hits the perfect note

“(NRA President) Keene told Reuters: ‘I’m willing to talk to anybody. I’m willing to sit down with anybody up there.’ He added, though, that he would not agree to ‘gut’ gun rights.

‘I’m going to want to have a conversation about how we protect our children,’ he said. ‘That’s a serious conversation. Offering sort of feel-good bills doesn’t strike me as serious.'”

Bingo. Make THEM look like un-serious headline-grabbers (because they are). Make THEM look unreasonable (because they are). Make THEM look like they have an agenda outside of “protecting our children” (because they do). In the meantime, the rest of us will be taking steps to protect our children in and outside our schools. 

Gun Writer Seeks Gun Writings

Gun Writer Seeks Gun Writings

No, not me. Author Alan Korwin is working on his next book and would like to include a section about “Your First Gun.” If you’d like to be included, please describe for him, with all due fondness, your first gun, what it was, how old you were, where you lived, and especially how you felt about getting it and the circumstances (gift, cost, reason, training, etc.), in about 150 words or so. He’ll use first names and last initials only unless you’d prefer a pseudonym, and he wants you to understand that if you decide to send him anything you’re granting him an unencumbered but non-exclusive right to use it and edit it. Reach him at alan (at) 

Thanks, and have a Happy (and safe) New Year! 

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

 Veni, veni
Mariotto Albertinelli – Birth of Christ 1503

Blogging’s going to be light the next few days.

See you at the Arizona Bloggershoot on January 5th

O come, O come, Emmanuel
And ransom captive Israel
That mourns in lonely exile here
Until the Son of God appear
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

O come, Desire of nations, bind
In one the hearts of all mankind;
Bid Thou our sad divisions cease,
And be Thyself our King of Peace.
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel
Shall come to thee, O Israel.

An Update From The Trenches

An update from the trenches

Only one AR lower per customer, please,” and that was for a $400 lower.

And I needed more factory ammo for some upcoming training for me and Mrs. ExKev, (Combat Focus Shooting for me, NRA Basic Pistol for her).

Walmart? None. No 9mm, no .40, no nuthin’. Sportsman’s Warehouse had (had) ten 50 round boxes left, which I snapped up immediately.

The NRA is signing up 6,000 people per day. I wonder how many people per day the Bradys are signing up…

Legal Firepower

Legal Firepower

In addition to Robb’s excellent suggestion of writing every legislator you can think of to let them know where you stand on your right to defend your life and family, and Sebastian’s grass-roots rabble-rousing (consider myself roused), consider putting your money where your mouse is and donate to the Second Amendment Foundation and the NRA ILA

Those two organizations are going to be on the front lines of preventing and/or challenging any invasive legislation designed to disarm us. The ILA (for all the warts and foibles) is still THE most effective gun lobby out there, and the SAF’s record on legal challenges is second to none. And it’s the end of the year, which means this is your last chance to put your money somewhere useful before the government takes it from you on April 15th. 

Get involved. Get out your wallet. Get moving.