“The very name of 'The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence' tells you all you need to know to oppose them. They want to prevent 'gun violence'. If they wanted to prevent slander or libel they would rightly be seen as wanting to infringe upon free speech. The same is true of their advocating for more restrictions on firearms. Their goal is, clearly, the infringement of the specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms, most people now recognize it, and the above quote shows they don't even try to hide it.”
by Joe Huffman




"walls of the city" logo conceptualized by Oleg Volk and executed by Linoge. Logo is © "walls of the city".

new face

If you follow me on Twitter (and if you have a Twitter account, why do you not follow me?), you will see that I periodically retweet things from a certain Skas182.  This is for two reasons: first, he only really tweets periodically; and, second, his signal-to-noise ratio is definitely in the “you should read this” range. 

Which is why you should be thankful that, after a few months of cajoling and the realization on his part that doing so would help him get into SHOT Show next year, Skas will be writing here at “walls of the city” as a guest author.  By way of an introduction, here are his own words: 

Skas is a network engineer residing in Phoenix, AZ.  He is a father, a husband, a patriot, and a geek.  A libertarian that firmly believes in the NAP, he (if he isn’t lazy and doesn’t get booed off the stage) will be contributing more articles on various topics related to our rights.

(Since I had to look it up too, NAP = non-aggression principle.) 

So give him a warm welcome, and start paying attention to who wrote which post again – guess I need to figure out how to implement gravatars in posts again, since you all have difficulty with that… 

8 comments to new face

  • Derek D.

    A warm welcome to Skas from up north in Prescott Valley!

  • Skas

    Thanks, Derek.

    Thank you again, Linoge, for giving me a space to write.

    Hopefully everyone can bear with me while I work through some rust of having not really written anything in years.

  • Phssthpok

    Actually.. I’m not sure if it was intended or not, but the links in his first post are all showing up bright (windoze default) blue, whereas your links show as more of a teal. that alone is enough to make one take notice.

    And, uh… welcome Skas!

  • I hear that blogging here for a couple of years is a good way to build an audience for your own site later.


  • Skas

    No phsstphok, wasn’t intended. I should probably work on that (all I had available was word or notepad).

    Wizardpc, yeah. Let’s see how this goes first.

  • @ Derek D.: We have locals all over! 🙂

    @ Skas: Eh, this is the internet. Standards of writing are for things you have to print out ;).

    @ Phssthpok: Erf. That was entirely unintentional, and solely due to Word being a bitch and overriding existing formatting. Fixed.

    @ wizardpc: Seems to have worked out well for some folks ;).

  • Skas has been a regular contributor to my podcast both feedback and monetary contributions. While I appreciate the money, Skas’ feedback has helped to shape the show and point it in the right direction.

  • Skas is, as they say around these parts, “good people”; I am honored to have him onboard :).