A View From the Range: The Elderly Couple and Their AR-15

With all this talk about banning the inherently ‘evil’ AR-15 I thought I would share a little story with you. Recently as I was going about my normal duties at the gun store/indoor range an elderly couple, regulars and range members, came in carrying a new AR-15 still in its original box. A little back story, the elderly gentleman had started teaching his wife about guns about a year prior as he was having some health issues and wanted to make sure she could always protect herself. She really enjoyed their weekly time at the range and had become a pretty good shot. Today, AR-15 in hand, they asked for some advice; they needed to trick out this AR and get it sighted in. They said they had purchased it about a year ago (I assume prior to the election) and had just stored it in a closet. Now they wanted to get it set up and learn to fire it because in their words, “the government is talking stupid.” Amen. So we added a nice red dot sight and bore sighted it in before taking it out to the range. After a little time with one of the other instructors, they were drilling the target at 25 yards. Nice.

This couple knew the importance of self reliance and was clearly wise enough not to trust the government to act in their best interest. They are not alone; since this new gun control push began, ‘fully semi-automatic’ AR-15’s are flying out the door as are those ‘high capacity rapid fire magazines’ that dishonest politicians keep referring to. The relentless attacks on the NRA have led to a massive wave of new members as Americans push back against this attack on our 2nd Amendment rights. Fact: not all Americans are tide pod eating pawns waiting on some politician to tell us what to think.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Keep your powder dry!


If You Can’t Trust Teachers With Guns…

The idea of arming teachers to protect students is nothing new, but in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, this idea has once again risen to the surface. Could this be a common sense solution to school shootings? I would say yes if used in conjunction with other common sense security measures such as locking the door! However, there are some talking heads and liberal politicians claiming that this just adds to the problem of ‘gun violence’ and that teachers can’t be trusted to handle firearms around children. Some black lawmakers are even claiming that armed teachers would be a danger to minority students – really?!?! The fact is, some school teachers and/or other school employees could safely and effectively carry a firearm and act as an effective deterrent to those who might wish to harm our school kids. Continue reading “If You Can’t Trust Teachers With Guns…”

Too Young to Buy a Rifle Then Too Young To Vote

When is a child no longer a child? When I was growing up, out on your own at 18 was the general rule ( I was out even younger.) My grandparents were married when he was 15 and she was 13, out on their own, farming and raising a family. Today it seems that many are still living at home well into their 30’s with little or no desire to be on their own. What happened? So as a result of this societal failure we have laws that no longer seem logical: drinking age 21, smoking 18, driving 16, abortion anytime, military service 18,  purchase handgun 21, purchase rifle 18, voting 18. According to the attorneys defending the 19 year old monster who killed 17 students at a Florida High School, he’s just a child who ‘fell through the cracks.’ At least one FL politician suggested we lower the voting age to 16 because these young people would vote in gun control. We are hearing the cries to raise the age to purchase a rifle to 21 as 18-year-olds are not responsible enough – but they are mature enough to decide the future of the country? So let me get this straight; a 16-year-old near a mass shooting is somehow a gun control expert, but the 19-year -old shooter is ‘just a child’ – got it. Have you been seeing the networks dragging these kids on TV to lecture us on gun control as though they are now some kind of experts? Experts on Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and eating Tide Pods maybe, gun regulations not so much.

So where do we draw the line?

On average 6 teens are killed in car crashes every single day. Overall odds of being killed in a car crash are 1 in 645. But your odds of being killed by a bad guy with a gun is 1 in 24,974. I certainly haven’t heard any talk about raising the driving age. It’s easy to paint a subject like this with a broad brush, but more difficult to come to a real solution. Many 18-year-olds are responsible young adults, many are not. Maybe instead of age, maybe a clean police record and a current pay stub should be a prerequisite for getting a drivers licence – you know, comprehensive background check. Maybe the same should be required to vote, or maybe a drivers licence and a utility bill with their name on it. I simply don’t know what the answer is, but raising the age to purchase a rifle certainly isn’t going to solve anything.

Keep your powder dry.

South Africa: ‘We are not calling for the slaughter of white people – at least for now.’

The South African parliament recently voted overwhelmingly (241 – 83) to remove white farmers from their land without compensation. You can read the story here.  It is their contention that whites stole this land from them and it is now time for justice– sound a bit like the ‘Dreamers?’ Can you imagine if this happened here? Could it happen here? What if the Government decided to seize lands from southern border states to hand over to illegals who claim that land was ‘stolen’ from them? When you hear people like Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters talk it doesn’t sound all that far fetched.

It should be noted that private gun ownership is very low in South Africa following the Firearms Control Act of 2000 which fully took effect in 2004. Then in 2005 gun owners were given 5 years to re-license or surrender their guns. Now just a few years later, they’re throwing white farmers off their land without compensation while opening the door to the mass genocide of whites. Is it just me or does there seem to be a correlation here?

This story would be easy to miss as the media is largely ignoring it. If we had an honest media here in the US this would be front page everywhere – a nation’s leaders suggesting genocide, but sadly the American media is too busy pushing gun control to bother with such a story. Wait, gun control? Hmm.

Keep your powder dry.

Special Thanks to Triggered Liberals!

My recent post about the Sig Sauer P938 Stand has seen some unexpected traffic thanks to left wing Slate Magazine linking the article in their ‘triggered’ attack on the firearm and those who find it interesting. The article will probably make you ill, but hey most of what I hear in the media has that effect on me anyway. It makes Colin Kaepernick and his merry band of kneelers the victims as well as implying that the police go around shooting innocents – typical liberal drivel.  You can read it yourself here, but you probably don’t want to.

Keep your powder dry!

Sig Sauer P938 Stand: A Swipe at Anthem Kneelers?

Sig has released what it calls a 1911 inspired ‘Micro-Compact’ 9mm. No, that in itself isn’t big news as the market is flooded with good quality 9mm semi-auto pistols; the choices are nearly endless. However, this particular model has the Stars and Stripes engraved on the slide along with the name ‘Stand.’

Sig states this on its website:

“STAND AND SUPPORT: Introducing the special edition P938 STAND. Show your unwavering support for the flag and for America’s National Anthem with this special commemorative edition. With its stars and stripes engraved slide and custom grips with embedded flag medallion, you’ll proudly share in our support for America’s troops and first responders.” 

Sure sounds to me like a swipe at those NFL players who are disrespecting our flag over their perceived ‘injustice.’ I find their protest against our law enforcement community to be offense and without merit and apparently so does Sig Sauer. Unfortunately, if I buy yet another gun this month I’m quite sure my dear wife would probably shoot me with it. On second thought, this one just might be worth it!

Attached video from Sig Sauer:

Happy prepping!

Gun Control Fail

In the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting, the cries for more gun control are once again spewing from the mouths of activists and liberal politicians looking to cash in on the tragedy. This is not really surprising and certainly nothing new. Hillary Clinton quickly jumped in stating we need to put politics aside ‘and take on the NRA,’ apparently taking Rahm Emmanuel’s advice to ‘never let a crisis go to waste.’ The left for some reason insists on the US adopting policies that have failed in other countries like the UK’s universal healthcare, Spain’s green energy, and yes, gun control. Australia’s massive gun grab has failed, and Mexico’s very restrictive gun laws certainly haven’t led the Cartels to turn in their guns, but rather left the citizens defenseless against them. If history has taught us anything, it’s that it’s much more difficult to oppress an armed populace. Gun control is not about making society safer, it’s about control. Maybe you think the Government doesn’t have enough control over you, I happen to think it is way too bloated, controlling and overbearing.  I heard it said recently that an armed people will not load themselves in boxcars, I have to believe that to be true.