“Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carryin' a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is, die of old age before it finds you.”
by Captain Malcolm Reynolds




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

boomershoot 2014 preparations, the caliber

So it looks like I am going to Boomershoot.  After somewhere north of seven years of, “Damnit, I really should…” I am getting up off my arse and actually doing… mostly because fuzzyKBP is going to drag me whether I want to go or not.  It certainly does not hurt that he is already planning on bringing the majority of the accessories that make Boomershoot a pleasurable experience. 

So what […]

james yeager is a coward

… and a disgrace to the great state of Tennessee, unfortunately.

No, the title of this post does not stem from James Yeager’s questionable behavior during his time in Iraq – I was not there, and I cannot comment on it – but rather his recent behavior here, in these United States.

To begin with, James Yeager is voluntarily on-record as saying he will "break your f—–g back" if […]

quote of the day – @scootey

A common theme you will find amongst “gun control” extremists is that they not only hate the Second Amendment, they hate all the Amendments, but especially those found within the original Bill of Rights.  This only makes sense – if there is one thing an authoritarian or totalitarian hates, it is individual rights, and a document and its addendums that go out of their way to specifically protect and preserve those individual rights […]

make your own future

Yesterday, I accurately said that there was nothing I could add to the letter A Girl and Her Gun wrote to those who would deprive her of her rights, and I stand by those words; however, coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous, and here I am… shall-we-say "expanding" on her driving point.

I found myself re-(re-?)reading Fallen Angels recently (available free online through Baen, if you […]

quote of the day – lowenaffchen

You will note that I have been largely silent regarding the ongoing "Occupy [X Location]" idiocy that seems to be sweeping the nation at the moment, and apart from this post and my previous one, I am going to keep up that trend. Trust me, it is better for both of us.

But I did want to take a moment to highlight a quote from an "Occupy Wall […]

quote of the day – mike w.

No, I am not going to get any more involved in the current Open Carry Drama Llama parade than I obliquely did in my previous post. Why? Mike W. said it best:

Sigh. I am sick of the in-fighting. You don’t want to open carry? Fine, then don’t, but don’t tell others that they shouldn’t simply because YOU don’t like it. It makes you sound like some smarmy liberal.


open carry. concealed carry. it does not matter.

I know I have touched on this in the past, but it would seem as though now is a good time to refresh it in everyone’s minds.

I believe in freedom. Right up until your actions can be factually proven to detrimentally affect another person, against their will, in some specific and demonstrable fashion, you should be free to do whatever it is your little heart desires. This is not a matter […]

quote of the day – michael z. williamson

Say something negative about a homosexual, and you will suddenly find yourself being accused of "hate speech".

Criticize Our Glorious President, and you are obviously "racist".

Point out that our government is heading down a fiscally unviable path, and you will be labeled a "terrorist".

What do all of those examples have in common? People are attempting to silence you by means of social ostracization. Why? Because they disagree with […]

quote of the day – mikeb302000

Michael Bonomo, writing under the pseudonym MikeB302000, is an inveterate, known liar and probable criminal who is physically incapable (by his own admission) of differentiating fact from fiction, performing basic mathematical functions of any type, or determining whether or not something he says is accurate or factual, who runs a blatantly bigoted weblog that advocates […]

the reasoned discourse of the csgv

Has anyone else noticed that the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has posted all their various vicious attacks and malicious threats against firearm owners on their Facebook page, where you have “Like” their malignant organization in order to comment on the posts? 

In short, they are practicing “Reasoned Discourse” of the purest variety… either you agree with them, and their vindictive hatred of pro-rights advocates, or you are […]

spread my good foot up your…

I largely consider myself a non-denominational (or perhaps multi-denominational) Christian, though I have not been to church in quite some time now, and I confess to being occasionally intrigued by the finer points of other religions. I was baptized and raised Episcopalian, educated at Lutheran and Roman Catholic high schools, confirmed Anglican Catholic, and married by a Methodist priest, and I have attended services at all those denominations as well as Presbyterian and other churches. […]

all too similar

A criminal, if given the opportunity, would put a gun to my head and demand to know where my money is.

An anti-rights nut, if given the ability, would have the government put a gun to my head (literally – remember, all governmental actions are backed with the implicit threat of force) and demand to know where my firearms are (firearms I purchased with my own money, mind you).