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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Children and Guns Podcast

H/T: USCCA Email

Kathy Jackson of The Cornered Cat, an excellent site for women and guns, was on Armed American Radio recently. I highly recommend the podcast to anyone concerned about gun safety and kids.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

IT IS GETTING VERY SERIOUS NOW

H/T: Keep and Bear Arms

Chuck Baldwin at New With Views seems to be getting pretty serious.

I wonder if, or how many, individuals have "snapped" for this very reason. Since history is always written by the winners, think Ruby Ridge, Waco and so on, just how many individuals have already reached Baldwin's Line In The Sand? Refer to:

Baldwin writes:
As humbly and meekly as I know how to say it: as for me and my house, gun confiscation is the one act of tyranny that crosses the line; debate, discourse, discussion, and peaceful dissent cease and desist at that point. I say again, it is getting very serious now.

Please. Read his entire article. Think about it. Pray about. Consider the consequences. Consider the unintended consequences. Do your due diligence.

God Bless Ya'll !

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New Description For TEO

H/T: Stand Firm in Faith

Jackie Bruchi at SFIF found new and improved descriptions of the ex- church known as the TEo over at Still on Patrol.

NCDC

and

Post Turtle

Read the Patrol article.

For our TEo brethren, please understand I am not referring to ya'll personally. I am referring to the higher-ups in your organization. The ones that deny the Trinity and such. If the shoe doesn't fit, please don't get uptight over this. Take it out on those wearing the wrong shoes.

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Saturday, May 09, 2009

Children and Guns - Another View

H/T: Survivalist Blog

I'd like to introduce you to a new-to-me blogger named Kellene Bishop at Women of Caliber.

I think parents, parents-to-be, parents-of-grown-children, grandparents and even grandparents-to-be (like us!) might find something to learn.

Read it all.

Part I

Part II

Part III

Part IV

Did ya' read it?

What do ya' think?

God Bless Ya'll !

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40 Reasons For Gun Control

H/T: Keep And Bear Arms

Just a bit of humor for you in the midst of the battle.

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Apostacy and Deception

H/T: Stand Firm In Faith

When dealing with persons or organizations setting their course by ideology instead of integrity, we find the following.

We have once again been shown how firmly apostasy and deception is embedded in the international structures of Anglicanism. There is no hope for the future there. Generous-hearted faithful Anglicans have been willing to keep trying for a resolution through those structures and once again they have been betrayed at the highest level. The goodwill of faithful men and women has been presumed upon and taken as a sign of weakness or a lack of resolve. We need to pray for those who have been so seriously disillusioned this week.

(Emphasis added - Gene)

It seems to me, whether we are in the arena of church politics or the politics of gun-control, that willful and deliberate deception, lies and general untruth are the rule, rather than the exception.

Whatever happened to "Let us agree to disagree"? We're dealing with the mindset of the medieval kings and princes. The subjects will obey, whether they like or not!

God Bless Ya'll !

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H/T: World Net Daily

I've been reading Alan Keye's blog of late and noticed that he announced his plans to be arrested at Notre Dame. If you haven't been following the news that the MSM is not publishing (at least I haven't heard much of anything on ABC local or Fox News Channel), then let me clue you in.

Notre Dame has invited the Obama-nation to speak at their graduation this year, and receive an honor.
Is Notre Dame Catholic, or is "independent"? Maybe it's time the Catholic church either cleans ND off of its books or cleans up Notre Dame.

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Janet Napolitano Frenzied Fantasy Implementation Act of 2009

H/T: World Net Daily

First, we start with this quote:

"[Rep. King] would deny citizens their civil liberties based on no due process," objected Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America. "A 'known terrorist?' Look, if the guy has committed an act of terrorism, we shouldn't have to worry about him being able to buy a gun; he should be in jail!"

Pratt further warned WND of the potential overlap of H.R. 2159 and a recent DHS memo that warned against potential violence from "right-wing extremists," such as those concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty.

(Links are in the original - Gene)

Please go and read the rest of the article and the supporting information in it.

So much for "due process" and a fair hearing before a judge and/or jury. Sounds like Comrade Josef would be proud of O'.

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Friday, May 08, 2009

"Extremist" Bumper Stickers?

H/T: World Net Daily

I guess the flag at right is now considered officially "extremist". Funny thing, my ancestors were "extremists", at least to a certain extent.

According to my late Dad's genealogical research, we had direct lineal ancestors involved in every major U.S. action from 1776 to the end of "that late unpleasantness" euphemistically called the Civil War. There was nothing "civil" about. I prefer to refer to it as the "War of Northern Aggression". And no, as far as Dad, or I know, our family never did have slaves.

My ancestors fought in the American Revolution, the Texas Revolution and the War of Northern Aggression. Somehow they missed out on the war with Mexico, with Spain and the World Wars of the 20th century. I was not able to serve in 'Nam - physically. Dad was in a critical occupation for both WWII and Korea. His dad was in a similar critical occupation, I'm told, for WWI.

In other words, my family served under these flags. If not under them, then our people served America within the same conflict.

BTW, the last two flags may not be as familiar as the first three. The fourth flag flew over Gonzales, Texas when, in 1836, the residents refused to surrender cannon the Mexican government had given them for protection from the Indians. Gun control.

The final flag flew over Goliad, Texas in defiance of that same tyrannical government.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Love your children? Teach them how to safely handle guns

H/T: War On Guns

Thanks to David Codrea of WOG, we learn, or are reminded, of the sneaky methods of our biased MSM. It is more important to say things "the right way" than to speak the unvarnished truth.

Police said he took the gun out of a locked cabinet hours before the play in November and it discharged.
This is a common theme perpetuated by "Authorized Journalists." By using phrases such as "it discharged" or "the gun went off" or "the gun discharged in his hand," human operator responsibility is ignored. Negligence is then presented as an "accident."

As pointed out later in his article, unless a defect in the weapon can be found, this was a negligent discharge!

Avoidance of the gun-safety issue will guarantee more future so-called "accidents".

Educating yourself and your children is the best way to minimize the chances of suffering a similar unendurable tragedy.

BTW, check out Oleg Volk's stunnign photography, as reperesented by the girl and pink AR-15, at A Human Right (http://www.a-human-right.com/).

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Belts and Suspenders

I'm a kind of belt and suspenders kind of guy. I use both for the "load" I care daily. I carry a lot of weight around my middle, in addition to the "done lopped over" load. The belt provides the attachment points to both pants and the load. The suspenders do their suspension thing to the pants.

Today, I want to mention a "new" style of suspenders I first read about on a gun forum quite some time back. They are different from any kind I've ever heard of.

What's so special about Perry's product that I feel I must bore you with the details?

I'm so glad you asked!

Perry suspenders attach to your belt, not the pants. That means:
  • They directly support the belt which is carrying to load.
  • They use a hard-plastic J-clip to hook under the belt It does not seem to mar the belt in any way I can see.
  • They don't use a sharp claw to tear the pants material.
  • They don't pull the pants up while the belt, plus it's load, pull downward.
  • They don't tear up the belt, like the others I've tried, when the claw slips around and rubs against the belt.
You can find cheaper, well-made suspenders. I've been buying mine from the big-box lumber-hardware-home decorating-appliance stores for several years. Including the "standard" rainbow design favored by ego-centric nuts. Not that I'd ever buy rainbow suspenders! hehe

I found one thing to complain out. The Perry suspenders I have tend to occasionally slip off the belt while I'm getting dressed. Never has occurred while they're in use. Therefore, they retain Gene The Aggie's stamp of approval.

And no, I don't have any ties to the outfit other than being a satisfied customer.

Unsolicited. Uncompensated.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Bloggers Are Hostile?

H/T: Mindful Musings:My thoughts and whatnots.

Chris Horton is also on a tear this morning. Just like the last post, he has good reason to "let 'er rip!"


Read it all.

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More Lines In the Sand

H/T: Keep And Bear Arms

Jeff Snyder's "Plastic People" adds more information and depth to yesterday's "Do You Have A Line in the Sand?" post.

No, Pierre’s story is about what it means to be ruled, what it means to need permission from the state.

~~~

If an activity is licensed by the state, then it is a privilege conferred and controlled by the state, and not a right.

~~~

This is what it is to have your life controlled by another who has the power to fine you and throw you in jail for failing to comply with his conditions.

~~~

While appearing on the surface to be even-handed, those older statutes simply conferred broad, nebulous discretion on a licensing authority, with the result that they have been and, where still in effect, are, administered in a way to insure that only the "right" sort of people obtain permits.

(Emphasis in the original - Gene)

Yes. This farce is happening now. In Canada.

Just wait. It is coming to your nation. Your state. Your city.

It is coming to you. And me.

God Bless Ya'll !

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Vanderboegh: An Open Letter to AG Eric Holder

H/T: Western Rifle Shooters Association

Wednesday, May 6th, Mike Vanderboegh laid it on rather nicely to U.S. Atty. General Eric Holder.

Wake up and smell what your administration is shoveling from downwind, where we are forced to stand. And please understand the predicament you've put yourselves in by your present and former bad behavior.

Read it all

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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Here's Another One Ya Just Gotta Love!

H/T: World Net Daily

I really like this guys attitude. He stands tall in my view of the world.

"Being 3 feet tall and in a wheelchair is about 2 percent of who I am. I'm more than able. I'm playing large."

Don't get in his way. You'll get run over!

God Bless Ya'll !

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Unique flagpole

H/T: World Net Daily

Ya just gotta love guys like this!



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"How SAFE are your guns..?"

H/T: USCCA

I'm on these guys emailing list because they publish some useful information.

This is from their recent mail out:


May 5th, 2009

"How SAFE are your guns..?"

Dear Gene,

Most of our houses are "secure", so long as nobody wants to get in.

Most of us just turn a lock on our door handles each night. Some of us turn a dead-bolt as well. Some might pat their dogs on the head a few times too. A select few of us might even activate some kind of electronic alarm system.

None of these things will stop someone from getting in (if they really want to), but hopefully they will at least make the process of entering noisy enough to give you enough warning time to already have your family safe and secure, have the cops on the way, and have a gun or two ready.

But what about when you leave during the day? When your house is empty, the only value door locks really have is to let you know if someone has helped themselves to all your stuff or not.

See what I mean? You might as well leave your door open- because if someone wants in bad enough, they are getting in.

But, there IS something we can do to protect our valuables (and guns):

Buy and properly install a heavy-duty safe.

A criminal can break your window or scale to the second level easier than they can make an honest buck- but it's really hard to break into a good safe. You almost have to be a pro, and most criminals are not pros at anything.

I'm not saying don't even try to secure your house- because there is a lot of merit in making your home look like a 'hard target' (at least, a harder target than the neighbor's house!).

But... it would be incredibly inefficient to try to truly prevent a criminal from being able to physically enter your house.

It would be worth MUCH more of your time to just get a safe.

How cares if someone busts in while you're all gone and walks out with your TV, your surround-sound speakers, or your set of kitchen knives?

All that stuff is insignificant and easily replaceable.

Your exact guns are not replaceable though, and even if you don't care about those exact ones, the people they could damage in the hands of a criminal are certainly irreplaceable.

Friend, this is not a commercial for a gun-safe company. I wish it were- I wish I could just say "buy this safe because it's the best"... but I can't.

I don't know which one is the best.

All this is, is a friendly note to get you thinking about a solid gun safe if you haven't already.

Stay safe, (no pun intended!)


Tim Schmidt
USCCA - Owner / Founder

Or, as I always say: "Be Safe!"

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Do You Have a Line in the Sand?

H/T: War On Guns

David Codrea 'usses and discusses just how far each of us can be pushed.

What's your Line in the Sand?

Just so we're singing from the same songbook:

The phrase is also attributed to Col William Travis, commander of the Alamo defense forces. On March 3 [or 4th or 5th] 1836, when the Alamo was surrounded by Mexican General Santa Anna, a messenger bearing a letter of surrender was sent from Santa Anna to Travis. Col Travis called all the Alamo defenders together and read the letter of surrender. Legend indicates Col Travis then pulled his battle sword, drew a line in the sand of the Alamo, and asked for volunteers to cross over the line and join him. All but 1 of the 200+ defenders (including Jim Bowie and Davy Crockett) joined Travis on his side of the line. Travis then responded to Santa Anna's letter with cannon fire.
Wikipedia

What is your Line in the Sand?

Have you been pushed over it, yet?

Heck! Have you even drawn your Line in the Sand?

In my experience, we each draw various Lines in the Sand throughout our lives.

As a "fer instance": SWMBO! and I drew one three years ago when we realized our pastor was controlled by one person's self-described phobic "fear of guns". He insisted on her phobia being the controlling factor of whether or not his congregation could carry legally concealed weapons in church. As we figured it, his church, his rules. He refused to post the legally required signs notifying everybody else of his opinion. We helped him out by spreading the word for him.

As Codrea puts it:

Would you disobey a law dictating you must use a certain restroom or water fountain, or sit in a certain section of a bus, because your race?

Or, would you disobey a law requiring you strip naked when shopping at the grocery store or flying commercially?

~~~

Well, have you?

Drawn your Line in the Sand, that is?

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