Archive for June, 2013:

Love At First “Sight”: A Day With A New Perazzi O/U Shooting Sporting Clays

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During the last two years, I had the pleasure of attending the SHOT Show and the Safari Club conventions. There, a friend introduced me to Perazzi USA, their staff, and Perazzi’s fine line of shotguns (and now limited production double rifles) made in Italy, sold through Perazzi USA. I am a double rifle kind of guy and had limited sporting clays exposure. Nonetheless, I was immediately impressed by their relative newness to and success in the established European gun manufacturing market, steeped in hundreds of years of history. Not many companies can begin to claim to challenge and carve Read More

HOW DO YOU KNOW THE “LEGAL” CULTURE OF YOUR STATE, PRO- OR ANTI-GUN: INDIANA GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE SPORTING CLAYS EVENT

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The legal position of a state governor provides a good insight into how various gun laws may be enforced and what to anticipate in terms of future gun laws. In Indiana, Mike Pence gained strong support in his recent bid to be elected governor from gun owners and sports enthusiasts by his stated commitment to Hoosiers’ right to keep and bear arms under the Second Amendment. Certainly, such a plank for election speaks to whether a Governor will veto nonsensical or unnecessary gun legislation. However, many compromises must often be made by any respected leader, Governor Pence is solid in Read More

Firearm Ownership – A Right AND a Responsibility

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There have been some amusing commercials lately about the difference between “and” and “or”, and in Sweet and Sour Chicken versus Sweet or Sour Chicken. Ms. Magazine’s Ms. Blog contributor Heidi Yewman just started a series, “My Month with a Gun”. She is very upfront about her previous anti-gun stance, and reading the post, I find her “four rules” frightening. She writes that for 30 days she will “Carry it with me at all times, follow the laws of my state, only do what is minimally required for permits, licensing, purchasing and carrying, and finally be prepared to use t Read More

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear GW, I am looking to take my shooting to the next level. I want to get out and take some serious combat style class. What should I look for? Gun-ho Dear Gun-Ho, There are actually a lot of instructors who will take your money and give you the benefit of their combat experience, be it on a battle field or on a computer screen. If you want the real deal, you need to ask. There are some awesome instructors out there, and I had the honor of meeting one recently. He is the real deal, former Marine, former LEO, smart and funny! I’ve also met some who teach “tactical Read More

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Civil Disobedience – A follow Up You may have read my recent post about Adam Kokesh’s plan to do an armed march on Washington DC on July 4th as a protest. Recent reports indicate that he has called it off. No reasons given, but gee…could it possibly be that the risk of jail, serious injury or loss of the right to own a firearm ever could have been a part of that? As with everything in life, there are choices, and we weigh the risks against the benefits. In this case, the risks to public safety were high. Somehow, I don’t think that is why this event was called off, but Read More

The Constitutional Paladin – In defense of the past, for the future

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As I contemplate the challenges facing Americans today and as I listen daily to interpretations thereof, both on the streets and in the media, I am continually stunned to realize how the foundations of this Nation are in jeopardy of nearing complete destruction. How have we come so far and not retained the wisdom to “hasten and retrace our steps, and to regain the road which alone leads us to peace, liberty and safety”? -Thomas Jefferson The American spirit was conceived in defiance of the chains of oppression; born out of tyranny and anguish; a spirit of free, unyielding, faithful, Read More