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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

H/T: The LawDog Files

Found this on Cowtown Cop. This was my first time to hear/visit his blog. Probably won't be my last! :>)

Monday, September 22, 2008

You scare people, you really do...

This last Saturday found my Dad and me at the Dallas Market Hall gun show. It was possibly the largest show I have ever seen there. There was lots of good stuff although prices seem to have risen since the last show I attended. The one thing that there was a lot of was person to person transactions. That’s what I want to talk about.

There is a growing trend among politicians and the media who have bought into the idea that there is this mysterious “gun show loophole” that must be illegal, immoral and dangerous just because of the name, right? This term is misleading and strives to make a perfectly legal and normal practice sound shady and wrong.

As I walked the long trek from my car to the front door I saw several folks engaging in open, above board transactions to buy, sell or trade firearms. This is not illegal. You can do it any where, not just a gun show. There just happens to be more of them at gun shows because that is where lots of people with guns to sell or trade congregate. We could all get together in a town square and sell each other guns and there would be nothing illegal about it. Why all the fuss then?

As I walked, I looked at the massive number of cars that were clogging the parking lot. I know for a fact that these cars kill far more people every year than guns do. Yet no one is calling for a ban on person to person car sales. There is no movement to ban high capacity vehicles (buses) or “assault cars” favored by criminals to carry out their nefarious crimes (’87 chevapontacadibuicks).

Why then is there such a fear of person to person firearms sales. I think it is because it SCARES some people. You, yes I mean you reading this right now. You scare the pants off of some folks with your guns and your independent attitude. How is the government going to take care of us all if you go and take care of yourself? It’s just not fair.

So the next time I hear someone talking about the importance of closing the “gun show loophole” I’m going to give them a great big Teddy Roosevelt smile with lots of teeth and a crazy glint in my eye and ask “Hey, you wanna buy a gun?”

Well said.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Suprynowicz: An America That Could Elect Sarah Palin Might Still Save Itself

H/T: WRSA

Vin Suprynowicz is quite outspoken as a voice of Libertarian reason. Whether you like his other views or not, try this article out to see how it "fits."

Why the desperation?

Because Vice President Sarah Palin would mean Americans could actually end up electing a woman president without tapping a manipulative, soulless, stay-married-just-to-stay-in-power socialist.

BTW, I can't pronounce his name, either!

God Bless Ya'll !

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A Recipe for Marksmanship and Maturation

H/T: Xavier Thoughts

Scroll down to A Recipe for Marksmanship and Maturation or click on the title above.

Xavier has done an excellent job describing how to introduce the unitiated to shooting. I've followed pretty much the same method, with different tools, myself.

In fact, I'll match his side-bar comment. I will extend an open invitation to anyone who hasn't shot a firearm before. I'm in the North Houston (Texas, of course!) vicinity. Contact me to discuss details. We'll each bear our respective share of the range fees, typically less than $20. I'd like offer to cover those, but "Momma (and the budget) don't allow!" ;>) TANSTAAFL Eye and ear protection are available from me and/or the range.


God Bless Ya'll !

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Mistake?

H/T: Xavier Thoughts

Scroll down to Mistake? or click on the title above. Turn up your volume and listen.




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Fingerspitzengefuhl

H/T: Stand Firm In Faith

As you all too well know, surfing the web can lead you to many unexpected destinations. That's what happened here. I received an email concerning breaking news from my favorite Anglican news/views web site, Stand Firm. The email pointed to an article concerning tactics being used by the "opposition" in the Fort Worth Diocese of the TEo. That article referred to something I had only seen referred to in terms of military tactics or inter-personal relations (self defense)!

Hmmmm??!!!!

I happen to know Stand Firm is not known for their militaristic views, though some of their primary commentators have leaked reasonable-sounding self defense thoughts. In fact, SF is known for its gracious rebuttal of nonsense, idiocy and even heresy in the Anglican Communion, especially as evidenced in the TEo and Canadian Anglican church.

Read the SF article and the OODA Loop article. They're both worth your time.

BTW, you'll have to read the OODA Loop article to understand Fingerspitzengefuhl. ;>)

God Bless Ya'll !

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Mouse Guns, Anyone?

H/T: Officer.com

Steve Denney's Mouse Guns, Anyone? poses several ideas that demand consideration from the lawful concealed carry citizen.

Friends don't let friends carry mouse guns!

At the same site, Frank Borelli, Editor-in-Chief, editorializes with Acceptable Calibers. I recommend both sets of comments to you.

As for my two cents worth, (You just knew that was coming! Didn't you?) I go with the basic idea of carrying/concealing whatever you shoot best with in the largest caliber (reasonably) that you can handle reliably. In my case, it is a S&W K-frame with a 4" barrel. It's a bit large for easy concealment, but do-able. My normal out-on-the-street carry weapon is a .380 ACP hi-cap with a spare mag. For "slumming" around at home, and minimal attire, I carry a single stack .32 ACP. So much for "Friends don't let friends carry mouse guns!"

God Bless Ya'll !

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Saturday, September 06, 2008

The LawDog Files: Quick question #2

H/T: The LawDog Files

LawDog, whoever & wherever he is, has a real talent for telling stories. Stories that make me re-consider my ways and then there is THIS. ;>)

Read both stories and keep all liquids and conductive materials away from your computer. These stories, and others of LawDog's, may be hazardous to your PC's health!

God Bless Ya'll !

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Anglican Communion Contemplating Infant Baptism-Sacrifice

H/T: TBNN

OK, I admit this may not be for the squemish, or those challenged by dark humor. TBNN doesn't claim to be a "news" outlet, but sometimes they hit just too close to home! ;>)

In an exclusive interview with TBNN, Archbishop Rowan Williams said, "We must broaden our horizons beyond where we have been. If we do not, we will simply cease to exist as the Anglican Church. That said, at our latest Lambeth Conference we finally decided that we should do away with the bible as our source of wisdom and instruction. It is far too limiting in what it calls for. I think this move will allow us to be much more creative in our worship services."

God Bless Ya'll !


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