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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

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

Introducing Elite Defense to Our Readers

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As General Counsel for gunshowstoday.com and gunshowminute.com, I had a chance to become acquainted with the fine folks at Elite Defense by the 2013 Shot Show in Las Vegas in January. This included an invitation to visit their HQ in Michigan, the focus of this blog post. Elite Defense is a leading exporter for EOTech and other tactical, high-quality military and police supplies, including other ITAR controlled products. On the domestic front, Dennis Finnegan, President, and Frank Moss, Domestic Sales Manager, invited us to tour their new facilities in Chelsea, Michigan. The breath of Read More

INTRODUCING THE 2013 EDITION GUN LAWS BY STATE: Reciprocal Carry – The Good, Bad and Ugly

2013 Edition Gun Laws by State

Growing up in a rural area, guns were an ordinary part of my daily teenage life, as well my friends. We were safe, very safe, and I remember reading the Indiana Department of Natural Resources hunting guide to make sure I knew the law. I continued these interests in firearms in adult life, and in fact, participated in an informal shooting club during law school. It is not surprising that as a legal intern at a local prosecutor’s office, when I knew and could identify guns used in crimes off the top of my head, I became assigned with legal research projects, like was someone carrying a Read More

Protecting Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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An introductory essay on America at the precipice of devolution. The thoughts, opinions and analysis expressed herein are solely my own and from this essay I simply want to inspire thought and provoke motivation in every reader, to consider the outcome if the necessary course of action is again not taken in our present society. First of all I want to begin by saying what happened at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut was and is a tragedy, one that we will never forget. My condolences and prayers go out to the families and everyone affected by this heart breaking Read More

Tragedy in Connecticut and the Aftermath for Gun Owners and the 2nd Amendment

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I think we can all agree that the mass shooting at Sandyhook Elementary School was horrific; the innocent children lost, the heroic staff who died trying to protect them; the First Responders who will carry those images for the rest of their lives; the children who will never feel safe again and the parents who can’t kiss their little ones good-night…and many others who were affected in lasting ways.  We can also agree that the tool was used by a seriously disturbed man was a gun. What we can’t agree on is where the responsibility lies.  The tool was a gun, but it was the hands of a Read More