Archive for July, 2013:

Motorcycle Trip and “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan Ciyou

Motorcycle Trip and “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan Ciyou

A 21 day trip on a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic is as much fun as anything else to do in the summer time. In getting ready for the trip (as any gun tote’n citizen would do) I thought it would be important to know where I could carry my handgun and where they frowned on such things. So, where did I turn, my 2012 Edition of Gun Laws By State by Bryan Ciyou. You might ask yourself, “Well why is she talking about a book in her blog?” I don’t have a good reason other than I want to share what I thought and what happened. Starting off in Indiana, I have my life time carry permit from Read More

Response to Violence

Response to Violence

Across the country, we have seen instances of random acts of violence, assaults on our homes, neighborhoods and communities. They are frightening and remind us of our vulnerability to fall prey to selfish thugs who only care about themselves and what they can get with minimal effort. They aren’t interested in working for what they want, they want you to work for it so they can take it from you. There is a growing trend coast to coast. Citizens are pushing back. There are events such as Light the Night, Neighborhood Watch groups, and neighbors looking out of their windows in response to a Read More

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear Gun Whisperer, I live in a large apartment complex and I don’t want to call attention to myself going to the range, but all the range bags look so, well, gun-like. What a girl to do? Looking for Discretion... Dear Looking for Discretion, This is an easy question for me. I don’t always like to advertise to my neighbors, either. You can use almost anything as a range bag. A Beach Tote works well, a gym bag, a diaper bag (assuming you are no longer using it for a little one, babies and lead do not mix). 5.11 Tactical makes some great backpacks that are discrete and very Read More

Gun Whisperer – You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Dear GW, I think I should carry my gun all the time, at home and out and about. My husband thinks I’m deluded to carry at home, that we have good locks and an alarm, who needs a gun on their hip? Can you weigh in on this? Armed and Ready Dear Armed and Ready, I’m with you, carry wherever you legally can. Most of us recognize the dangers lurking outside our homes and understand that concern. However, the recent attack in NJ that was captured on a nanny-cam illustrates that danger can come to us, anywhere, anytime and without warning. The horrifying video showing the Read More

Our Friends at Elite Defense

Our Friends at Elite Defense & A Day at the Range With Governor Pence

As many readers of our GST, GSM, and GLBS blogs know, we practice what we preach which is to be educated about the products in the firearms’ marketplace. There is no substitute to being a conscientious gun owner and than knowing what is cutting edge in the market place–and shooting and finding out what works for you in any given situation. A few months ago, our friends at Elite Defense in Dexter, Michigan opened their warehouse doors--literally under lighting provided by flashlight after a water problem fried their electricity and delayed the backup generator from switching on–so we Read More

Where is the NRA?

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It Is Everywhere, Soon To Be—Here! The 2014 NRA Annual Meeting and Convention Comes to Indianapolis, Indiana Several years ago, after walking down the never-ending sidewalk along the Ponte Vecchio river in Florence, Italy, I finally realized a life-long dream; I found the Instituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza (the Leonardo Da Vinci Museum) open for my tour. Now machine guns and cannons were nothing new. In fact, I had found them all over the world, but I was visiting the place where they were conceived and drawn by Leonardo Da Vinci. This was long before they were built and Read More