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.

Salsa Con Queso, Massad Ayoob, and a Bad Football Game

I came home late from a meeting at church and, once the kids were tucked away in bed, I fixed a plate of toritilla chips and some queso dip and sat down to watch that dreadful national championship game. At some point I fell asleep on the couch and had the wierdest dream. No drugs or alcohol were consumed in the making of this post. I swear.

Jumping the Gun

When I read in the Washington Examiner that a six-year-old boy in Montgomery County, Maryland had been suspended from school for making a gun shape with his hand, pointing at another child and saying “pow!” my gut reaction, like most conservatives was to conclude that the teachers and administrators had lost their minds. Have we become so gun-phobic that we punish adolescent kids for playing innocent games of cops and robbers or cowboys and indians?

My Letter to Congress

Ten pieces of gun legislation were offered in the House today. Only two of them have any merit. Make sure you let your Congressmen and Senators know how you feel.  Here is a letter I am sending to my Congressman and Senators, inspired by other bloggers whom I respect.  Feel…

Demand a Plan? How About This?

Whiny Hollywood hypocrites are at it again, demanding “a plan” in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting. Their plan: more background checks, “assault weapon” bans, magazine bans. This got me thinking. The average American child will have watched 100,000 acts of television violence (including 8,000 murders), by age 13. In response, I am calling on our elected leaders to deal with the issue of violent entertainment. I am demanding a plan of my own.

An Open Letter to President Obama

The causes of violent crime are bigger than guns, or media, or games, or mental health. I was encouraged to read that the President recognizes that the causes are many and complex. I hope he meant it, and that it wasn’t just a cover for a panel discussion on gun control. Many Americans, myself included, are rightly skeptical. I present here an open letter to President Obama, with an idea to do something NOW, to stop future school shootings.

It’s Not About Guns, It’s About Control

So, given the fact that none of these gun control measures would have had an effect on the gun violence we have seen in the last few years, where does that leave us? Well, if the only solution you can think of is to pass more laws, the only one that will work is an outright ban and confiscation of all civilian firearms. Our enemies in the anti-gun media and anti-gun politicians, the effete liberals who fear guns because they think gun culture means violence and mayhem, are not stupid. They really don’t care about saving lives. It’s really about control, not guns. So the end game is a total ban.

Sandy Hook and Our National Soul

In a nation that so publicly rejects God and faith, which cheapens life for the convenience of the living, which has replaced true community with social media, which glamorizes violence, and dehumanizes the victims of violence in games, movies and television, is there any wonder we see tragedies like the…

S&W 5906 Review

Favored by law enforcement officers from main street to Hollywood, including Detective Murtaugh in Lethal Weapon, Hunter, agent Sarah Walker from Chuck, and even Mulder and Scully from the X-Files, the Smith & Wesson 5906 is a dream to shoot and a testament to a by-gone era of firearms manufacturing…

Costas, Whitlock, and Liberalism

Bob Costas created quite a stir when he went on an anti-gun rant in his halftime thoughts about the murder-suicide of Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Since it’s estimated that over half of Americans are legal gun owners, it’s fair to say that Costas alienated a ton of football fans in a very short commentary.

Tips for Vehicle Carry

An important part of concealed carry is how to carry a concealed weapon in a vehicle. How can you access it quickly and easily if you need it? How do you transition from a holster to off-body storage and then back? Here are some tips on carrying in your car.