“Nothing worse than a monster who thinks he's right with God.”
by Captain Malcolm Reynolds




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honored american veterans afield fundraiser and giveaway, the sponsors

Once again, I would like to take a moment to thank all of my readers, commenters, and drop-by-ers for donating, spreading the word, and otherwise getting involved in the recent Honored American Veterans Afield fundraiser I ran here. Despite these being rough financial times and despite tax day being just around the corner, we were able to raise $2190 for that outstanding organization.

At this point, I have been able […]

Wrong is Wrong

And this bill is wrong.


Let me start by saying I really don’t grok gender identity changes, homosexuality, etc, but I do support an individual’s right to choose to be whomever they want to be, however they want to be. The only caveat is that they don’t infringe upon anyone else’s rights while doing so.


This bill is wrong on a number of levels.

First and foremost it’s none […]

NY Boycott

If you’ve somehow missed it, Sean is doing great work with his NY Boycott List.


It’s great to see that there are over 70 companies on the list with more being added all the time. I’d like to see it grow well over 100. It’s cool to see some big (and quality) names on there. I’m also proud to see that one of my local dealers is on the list. Good for […]

Is CTD trying to buy their way back in?

We’re probably all well aware of the blunders on the part of Cheaper Than Dirt in the last few months. Now the question is, can they throw enough money at the community to get back into our good graces?

I’ll admit I’ve never been a customer of CTD’s, but I have been following the situation.

I don’t consider their actions to be price gouging, it’s supply and demand. If you really […]

QotW – Week of 11FEB13

This week’s QotW comes from the comments on the “No one is coming for your guns” post courtesy of Antonio who resides where the gun control crowd did what they ultimately want: confiscation.

Antonio February 15, 2013 at 23:11 ·

I am a Canadian. I happened upon your website not too long ago and enjoy reading your blog – keep up the great work.Reading this particular piece, about ‘no one wanting to take […]

2A Rally – 16FEB13 – AAR

I attended another pro-rights rally at the AZ state capitol yesterday. The event was scheduled 12-2 and my wife, son, and I were able to stay until about 1:15. There was a decent turnout, but it seemed a little smaller than the last rally I attended. This time they had a PA system, but I still couldn’t hear them very well.

I saw considerably more long guns being OC’d than last time, but far fewer […]

Well This Doesn’t Fit the Narrative

It turns out that the criminal for whom the LAPD was searching for today was not only formerly one of their own, but also anti-civil rights and pro-Obama (but I repeat myself).

Another portion of the story that doesn’t fit the narrative, is the fact that the “only ones” responsible enough to handle guns and properly trained to handle firearms managed to shoot two innocent people during the manhunt.

While I am sorry […]

Who Is Paying for This?

This entry was inspired by this article which popped up somewhere in my web browsing.

Some folks are excited because this helps Rand Paul’s bona fides as being “pro-Israel”. I’m excited because it means less of my money going to fund wars in which I have no interest.

We shouldn’t be giving aid to Israel, we shouldn’t be giving aid to Egypt, we shouldn’t be sending troops to any northern African nations, we shouldn’t […]

2 Overreactions

There are two somewhat prominent stories that have made headlines recently, both involving government overreaction. Both of these could have been easily avoided without any hoopla or to-do.

The first happened less than 75 miles from where I grew up in rural South Carolina. It appears they had some overreactive employees at a nuclear power plant who called the sheriff’s department after a glider took a single pass over the plant. The police then […]

SIRT Unboxing

I placed an order in late December for a few products from Next Level Training. An AR bolt (green), a SIRT performer pro 110 pistol (green/red), and a weighted training magazine.


After almost a month waiting, they’ve arrived! Here they are as I opened the box from USPS. The bolt doesn’t quite look like it’ll drop in, so I’ll save that for later. The pistol seems good so far, I’m looking forward to […]

Gun appreciation day – Phoenix

Some photos from the gun appreciation day rally at the state capitol in Phoenix, AZ.

Pretty solid event, except I couldn’t hear a word any of the speakers said.

It was nice seeing just about any classification of person present.

Plenty of long guns and hand guns being openly carried.

Hard to give an exact count, but I’d estimate 200-300 people in attendance.

All pictures are from my phone, and I’m not […]

the slippery slope of gun control – my take

The “slippery slope” argument is often shrugged off as nonsense by anti rights extremists. These true believers would have you think that should we take their prescribed, failed (pdf warning) policies that the world would be cleansed of evil and they would ask for no further infringement of your constitutionally protected, creator endowed, natural rights. […]

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 […]