Bersa BP9CC Review

Bersa is best known for it’s Thunder 380 series of pistols and has a ardent following of loyal customers, yours truly included. The BP9CC is Bersa’s first foray into polymer-frame handguns, specifically designed for the concealed-carry market.


Book Review: A Time to Kill

Back in August, 2012, I wrote a post about how gun ownership, self-defense, and Christianity (see “God in the Gunfire, Part Two“). If you are a Christian gun owner you’ve undoubtedly heard gun-control advocates (Christians and non-believers) try to use Holy Scripture to argue against your Second Amendment rights. Former…


Pounding Nails

Recently Caleb Giddings expressed his frustration with engaging anti-gunners in online debates in his article “Is talking to anti-gun people a waste of time?” Admittedly this thought has crossed my mind several times. The two sides in the gun-rights debate are so far apart, so idiologically entrenched, that there is…



The Logic of “Saving Just One Life”

The president and vice president have both repeatedly urged that their gun control ideas should be enacted because “if it saves one life, it’s worth trying”. Beneath the president’s Clintonesque lip-biting and soaring, emotional tone, the suggestion is embarrassingly sophomoric. So, in the same vein I present here my suggestions…


Replace Dry-Fire Training with Airsoft

Dry fire is an important training tool, but the limitations are obvious.  You practice with an empty gun and, unless your chosen weapon has a double-action trigger, that means you’re limited to a single shot with a “cocked” trigger, with follow-up shots completed with a slack or dead trigger.  The…


Preparing Your Family for Concealed Carry

You may be considering getting a concealed handgun permit, or you’ve recently received it. You’ve picked out your carry gun. You’ve decided how you’re going to carry it. You’ve picked out the perfect holster. But carrying a concealed weapon is about more than just you. The bigger question is: is…


Symptoms, Not Causes

Guns are not a cause, they are a symptom. Violent movies and television, violent music, violent video games are not a cause, they are a symptom. Our society suffers from a cancerous disease that is rotting from the inside out and the symptoms are all around us. That disease is liberalism. Since we will never acknowledge that fact, and since our schools, universities, the media, and the entertainment world are corrupted by this disease, nothing will ever change. We must constantly fight for our liberties or lose them forever.


Quote of the Day for Piers Morgan

“Some have made the argument, bordering on the frivolous, that only those arms in existence in the 18th century are protected by the Second Amendment. We do not interpret constitutional rights that way. Just as the First Amendment protects modern forms of communications…and the Fourth Amendment applies to modern forms…


A Letter from Senator Burr

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) is the last of my congressional delegation to respond to my letter. Today I received his thoughtful response by old-fashioned snail mail, the only one of my representatives in Raleigh or Washington to do so. While the Senator does not forcefully defend the Second Amendment as…


Saving Ammo: Caliber Consolidation

With ammunition prices on the rise, I began looking for ways to reduce my costs.  I don’t reload, and I have no way to start due to lack of space.  If I had a workshop or garage, that would be different.  So, I did something radical.  I call it “caliber…


Patrick McHenry’s Reply to My Letter

I have sent several messages to my Congressman, Senators, Governor, and state legislators regarding proposed gun control legislation.  Previously, Senator Hagan (D) suggested her belief that it might be necessary to infringe on our rights and that some Second Amendment rights are not legitimate.  My state legislators have both weighed…


State Representatives Weigh In

I heard from two of my state representatives on the issue of gun control after passing along to them the response I got from Senator Kay Hagan. I also asked about proposing the kind of firearms freedom legislation that has been put forward in Wyoming and elsewhere.


Stuck on Stupid

So New York has passed a crazy new gun control bill which makes their already strict gun laws even stricter. One of the provisions is to reduce legal magazine capacity from ten rounds to seven, a number completely out in left field. Why do gun control advocates, even those who…


Every Day Carry, Armed Lutheran Style

When I first got my CHP and began carrying on a daily basis, I looked around for info on what other people were carrying. Over time my gear has evolved and tastes have changed. For those who are interested or who are just getting started, here’s a look at the gear I carry and why.


Senator Hagan and Legitimate Rights

Last week I posted a letter that I sent to my Congressman, Patrick McHenry, and Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr. As of yet, only Senator Hagan (a Democrat) has replied. While she seems to say the right thing about supporting the Second Amendment, one sentence jumped out at me.