Saturday, October 26, 2013

In The News

More Women Buying Guns
Quickstrips For Odd Calibers
Michigan CCW Carwash Killing
84yr Old Accused Of Pointing Gun At Anti Obama Protestors
COPS, Guns, And ADs
Shocking Facts About Gunfights
Vet Killed By SWAT Team
How Not To Do A Raid
Sight Movers
You Don't Need A High Capacity Magazine?
Lies My Government Tells Me
How To Choose A Personal Defense Handgun
An Alternate Look At Stopping Power
Taurus 24/7 Review
Taurus 24/7 DS Recall
50,000 Rounds On A M1911
Love The M1911
More Open Carry
The Perils Of Open Carry
Thanks Idiots
Stay Classy Open Carry Guys
Why We Criticize Open Carry
Dallas Police Get A Military Vehicle
UN Climate Panel Ignores 15yr Pause In Global Warming
Condors, Wind Farms, And Lead Bullets
3D Pepperbox Handgun
Eating Their Own
I Want An Assault Weapon Ban In VA
CA Not Counting The Unemployed... Again... National Numbers Look Better
NIPPC Report - No Climate Change
Top Reasons Why A Gun Background Check Is Failed
More Voters Than Citizens In Colorado
The Real War On Women
Welcome To The Police-State Of America
Just Voter Fraud - Nothing To Even Be Surprised About Anymore
Support For Gun Control Down 13%
Gun Neutral Franchises

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Arming Teachers

  I'll make this post short and sweet. We've had yet another school shooting over the last week. If we're honest, we'll admit that it's going to happen time and time again. Some will call for more gun control (because it's worked so well in Chicago and DC), and others will insist on arming teachers.
  Obviously I'm against more gun control. Let's discuss the alternative.

  I support the concept of arming educators, but only with certain strict conditions.

1) The teacher, administrator, or staff member needs to demonstrate superior marksmanship and gun handling skills.
2) Those carrying concealed in the classroom need to keep the weapon on their person at all times. Having a firearm in a purse doesn't count. It doesn't go into a desk or filing cabinet for convenience.
3) The teacher, administrator, or staff member carrying a weapon has to use a retention holster.
4) There should be a zero tolerance policy for mistakes.

  I considered adding one more condition, the ability to retain the weapon during a struggle with a student. I decided to drop that consideration as it's unreasonable to expect 105lb female teacher to win a tussle with a 200lb High School athlete.

  Some will take exception with the conditions that I listed above. Sorry, the expectations have to be higher for those carrying in a classroom. I would like to see teachers become the Air Marshals of the concealed carry community. For those that don't know, Air Marshals are some of the best marksmen in law enforcement.
  I don't think that it's a burden to expect those that are tasked with watching our children to be more competent than the average CCW permit holder.

  My wife is a teacher. I've met some of her coworkers, and most are not gun people. I would not want them carrying in a classroom full of children after simply passing an online course, and getting their carry permit. Most of them would never dream of carrying, and a great many of them are anti gun.
  That's fine. They're entitled to their beliefs, and I wouldn't want every adult on school grounds carrying anyway.  You only need a handful of people carrying concealed to be an effective deterrent. Those that disagree are invited to tell me of a Gun Free Zone that works.
  I once read that prison guards have to be on their toes at all times because the inmates know everything about their habits, and schedules at work. The cons have nothing else to do besides watch their jailers.
  Schools are similar in that regard. The kids are expected to watch their teachers. Once one child discovers that an educator carries a weapon it will be known by everyone... forever. If a disturbed student or gang wants a gun, they now know where to find one.

  Let the teachers arm themselves if they wish, but ensure that they are competent with the weapons that they pick. Make sure that they can live up to the responsibility.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Past Gun And Knife Reviews On This Blog

Past gun and knife reviews on this blog are here.

I Know... It Was "Different" Then

The fact that we are here today to
debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership
failure. It is a sign that the US Government can not pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing
financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our
Government's reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America's
debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership
means that "the buck stops here." Instead, Washington is
shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of
our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better." --

 Senator Barack Obama 2006

He voted against the debt limit increase in 2006.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Starbucks And Guns

  I'll be honest. My first thought when anyone bans concealed carry in their business is for me to boycott them. When a group or business donates to anti gun causes, I try to give them as little of my business as possible. After reading the statement put out by Starbucks, I initially planned to stop buying their products. As I said, this is generally my first reaction to those that are against the 2nd Amendment.
  I was wrong about Starbucks. They aren't anti gun. They just want to be left the hell alone, in regards to the gun debate.

  After hearing from 3 different sides on this debate, I've decided that while I don't agree with the company's policy, I respect it enough to keep giving them my business. I've heard what the anti gunners have to say. I've listened to the open carry crowd that seems to think parading around with ARs and shotguns in a coffee house is a good idea. I have listened to those that say that we should simply continue quietly bringing our handguns in while buying coffee.
  The third group is the most persuasive in my opinion.

  Starbucks hasn't told me that I can't carry in their stores so I'll continue to do so. They haven't actually banned guns. They simply asked that we not bring them into their shops.
  My answer is no. When they actually ban them, I'll stop. Until then, it is business as usual for me and my CCW gun of choice.
 I understand that they just want to sell overpriced coffee instead of getting involved in politics. While I wish that they would come out our side, I respect their desire to remain neutral. When they actually ban firearms, I'm done with them.

  I like this guy's channel. He's smart, articulate, and his gun politics usually match mine perfectly.
  In this instance, I don't agree with him. My opinion more closely matches those stated in the first video. I don't think that Starbucks asking us not to carry in their stores is anything like discriminating against gays or interracial couples. This was an over reaction on Colion Noir's part.
  A bunch of asshats parading around with rifles and shotguns in a coffee house is not normal. If their safety and gun handling is professional, then I'm personally fine with it.
  It's not my business, or my decision.
  From the Facebook pics floating around, these people cannot even keep their weapons slung on their shoulders. I understand why some are worried. Their behavior appears unprofessional. I eat, sleep, and breathe guns yet their actions would make me pause as I down my coffee.
   I don't want to sit in Starbucks watching a SEIU rally. I'd hate to see a Pro Choice protest going on inside one of their stores, and I would definitely leave if the HopeyChangey Church Of Barry decided to hold a revival meeting inside of a business.
  I can understand if Starbucks doesn't want to be forced into the gun debate, or provide a location for a 2nd Amendment rally. They just want to sell coffee.
  As I said earlier, as long as they allow me to carry while buying their products, I'm happy. When I'm told that I cannot carry openly or concealed in their stores, then we are done. Simply asking me not to show up dressed for a raid on the Bin Laden compound isn't going to offend me too much.
  It's best summed up like this. Just because you can do something doesn't mean that you should do it. We are in a never ending battle to keep our gun rights, and bringing an AK, AR, or shotgun to a coffee house or restaurant isn't going to win any fence sitters to our side. 

Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Little Snark

  The government is shutdown. Does that mean that I'll be the only one reading my e-mails and texts?

  Will the shutdown impact the constant Obama family vacations?

  Hillary will probably become President in 2016. Will those screaming racism because I oppose Obama's policies start screaming sexism because I'll oppose the same agenda under Clinton?

  Will Hillary claim to have Elizabeth Warren's Native American cheekbones? If she does, then this will allow the FSA media to claim both racism and sexism when I protest against her.

  Are the hosts on CNN and MSNBC under contract to cry racism 4 times per show? Do they get a bonus for exceeding that?

  I once thought of starting a drinking game. The plan was to do a shot, or take a drink, every time I heard a MSNBC host blame something on racism. I didn't think that my liver could handle the abuse.

  When has Obama discussed the Muslim world, "Clinging to their guns and religion."

  The President is shipping arms to terrorists in Syria. Didn't we just sign a UN Arms Treaty regarding such acts?

  President Obama likes to proclaim that my AR is a, "Weapon of war." How many weapons of war is he sending to Al Qaeda in Syria, and how many are used to guard his family?

  Aaron Alexis used a shotgun in the Navy Yard massacre. Are the victims any less dead? Did it slow the shooter down? Will Slow Joe Biden walk back his statements about getting a shotgun?

  A woman with a history of mental illness tried to ram the White House barricade yesterday. When will we take these assault cars off of the road, and expand background checks for drivers?