“The fundamental force behind the Second Amendment is to empower the people and give them the greatest measure of authority over the tyranny of runaway government.”
by Bob Schaffer


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psa: tn hcp and moving out of state

If you have a Tennessee Handgun Carry Permit and move out of state, the TN Department of Safety will cancel your HCP as soon as they receive notification that you have acquired a driver’s license from another state. 

This is not terribly well publicized online, but I called the DoS and asked them directly, and that was the answer. 

The lack of a grace period is somewhat annoying, but when coupled with North […]

dragon leatherworks and ncis

Everyone remember the all-of-maybe-one-second-of-airtime that Dragon Leatherworks’ spiffy lunchbox received during the NCIS episode “Playing With Fire”?  Well if that was hitting the bigtime (and it was), I do not even know how to categorize this: 

Note the banner on the upper right. 

Note the guy in the green shirt. 

Banner again. 

Really blurry banner. 

Behold the whole banner and the guy in the green […]

new house notes

I am never again moving into a not-brand-new house/apartment/etc without first steam cleaning the carpets. Repeatedly. We have vacuumed, steam cleaned, vacuumed, vacuumed, steam cleaned, and vacuumed a single bedroom, and dust bunnies – drowned and otherwise – are still being pulled out of the carpet. Good times.

Irrespective of employment (since it was Better Half’s job that brought us here), I can only come up with one reason (you can purchase wine in […]

james yeager, helping the "gun control" extremists

Considering that my posts documenting how James Yeager is a coward and how he violated the Tennessee constitution are getting an unusual amount of traffic in recent days, I thought I would take a brief moment to comment on Yeager’s most recent bout of mind-numbing stupidity wherein he stated, "If it goes one inch further, I’m going to start killing people!".

First, just like the Sandy Hook Elementary School murderer, James Yeager is not […]

james yeager proves his cowardice

Courtesy of a comment over at ENDO, I have discovered that James Yeager has made his "James Yeager is a coward?" video private and unviewable by the unwashed masses. In other words, he ran away from the impressively colorful conversations breaking out in the comments section of the video; one can hardly blame him, though, considering the number of large, strapping young men who took him up on his offer.

I guess that answers his […]

james yeager violated the tennessee constitution

… and now “shall be punished otherwise, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe.”  No, seriously. 

After yesterday’s post documenting how James Yeager is a coward, not based on his actions in Iraq, but rather his actions here in America, I was planning on leaving this whole topic alone for the foreseeable future, but this is just too much comedic gold to pass up.  As was pointed out to me by WizardPC, dueling […]

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 you call him a […]

seven years

According to our tour guide at the Jack Daniels Distillery, the bottle of Gentleman Jack we have waiting for us in our kitchen spent about as much time in its barrel as we have been married, as of today.  Considering what she has had to put up with from me for those past seven years, I figured that was an outstanding anniversary present. 

Please excuse us while we go find out if I was […]

i do love some urban decay

My friends at Tennessee Tactical Airsoft of Knoxville are in the midst of cleaning out the warehouse soon to be their indoor CQB arena (incidentally, this building was originally constructed by Camel Manufacturing Company, which provided the US Military with tents and associated canvas products way back right after World War 1 and on until today), and they let me come over and take a few pictures.  I promised them some useful pictures for their […]

knoxville night-time shooting

Is there a range / facility / backyard with a good back stop in the Knoxville region that would be willing to let me do a night-time/low-light photo/video shoot with a shotgun?  It might be a little noisy, but you would get to play with some frankly awesome toys… 

manchester, tn appleseed after-action review

First off, I would like to thank the orange-, red-, and green-hats responsible for putting this shindig together; I suck at names, and have forgotten most of you all’s carbon names, but I understand the people behind the Appleseed forum names of TnColonel, Tn_Dadx5, Tellico, BonnieBlue, Slyder, and Doyle were all there, so thank you for spending your weekend teaching klutzes like me how to shoot. And for putting up with us as we tried […]

appleseed hotwash

I promise I will give you all an honest-to-God after-action report, but that will have to come after typing has stopped hurting; until then, you can read the official-ish one here.

Better Half qualified as a Rifleman on Sunday, shooting a 211, 212, and 227, each score with a different rifle due to equipment failures, and hit the Redcoat target shingle every single time; I qualified as a Rifleman on Saturday, shooting a 210, […]

‘under new management’ indeed

Really, Coal Creek Armory?


Any gun shop owner in America with two neurons to rub together comprehends that females are one of the – if not the – fastest growing market segments in the firearm-owning community, and you go and decided it would be a fantastic idea to sponsor one of the "premier" exercises in objectifying women?

"Tone deaf" seems like a woefully underwhelming phrase to describe this particular notion of […]

manchester appleseed get-together, follow-up

So I touched on this before, but with us getting to almost a week before the actual Appleseed shoot, it is probably time to start getting reservations and such on the move.

Thus far, as confirmed attendees to some sort of get-together, I have:

Better Half Me Oddball Lynn H Oleg Volk

With Wizard PC being a tentative addition. Anyone else going to show up?

Next detail: what day? We are going […]

assaulted – the fight to bear arms

Both the Second Amendment Foundation and the folks at Exile Machine (the folks who make the Hammerhead AR-15 grip I reviewed a while back) emailed me about this, so I guess I should probably say something:

Assaulted – The Fight To Bear Arms

When the subject of California’s gun control laws are discussed, rarely are they associated with the civil rights movement and the quest for equal rights for all. This film will compare […]

russian origami

Alright, it is time to put your money where your mouth is. Or at least near where your mouth might be.

[Update]  See below for an easy-to-use poll, instead of having to leave a comment.  Sizing information would still be useful, though, so email/comment with that if you can.  [/Update] 

After checking around on the intertubes for a little while, and hearing back from only one of the five or six local screen printers […]

dragon leatherworks, in the news

We all know that Dragon Leatherworks makes good holsters, but now more of Eastern Tennessee can find out (if you are using an RSS reader, you will probably have to click through to see the video):  

Yup, that would be Dennis, the proprietor, on regional television during prime-time on a Friday evening, and I have to admit that I am remarkably impressed at how positive and salutary the segment was. 

I mean, […]

crossville treehouse is currently closed

Why do I have an increasing dislike of nearly all things government?

Because of idiocy like this:

Horace Burgess of Crossville opened "The Treehouse The Way," a popular, 100-foot tall structure in Crossville, as a ministry.

On Aug. 30, state authorities closed it as a safety precaution.

Better Half and I had the distinct pleasure of stopping by The Treehouse on the way to Oleg’s one day, and I have to admit that […]

knoxville chick-fil-a respects your rights

I meant to put up this post over the weekend, but life conspired against me, and then Say Uncle linked to my last post, and here we are. However, the short-and-sweet of it is this:

The Knoxville / Turkey Creek Chick-Fil-A has NOT posted itself as a “gun-free zone” / victim-disarmament zone.

I drove by the store yesterday, and neither of its two entrances were posted with anything even approximating a “gunbuster” sticker, […]

another helpful resource

The trouble with keeping up with firearm-related laws in America is that they change so very often in so very many different locales and states, but the new book, Gun Laws By State makes a valiant attempt at providing a single-source reference for those of us who are interested in laws across borders. Unfortunately, it does fall short in a few places.

To begin with, I am intrigued at how this book is […]