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Cowboy Shooting Part 2

Wow!  Another month and another cowboy shoot.  Last month we talked some about what cowboy shooting is, where you can find information about it and the types of handguns that can be used.  I told you that I’d talk about rifles this month and I’m going to throw in some on the shotgun.  I use a Rossi, Model 92.  And, I use the same caliber as my handguns a .44.   Using the same caliber allows for no mistakes with the ammo and firearm.  Trust me, that’s important. According to the SASS, Single Action Shooting Society handbook, the rifles “must be original or replicas of Read More >>

Cowboy Shooting

Cowboy shooting, what a great sport for someone who wants to shoot guns, have a great time, create some bragging rights and make great friends.  Today, it might be a challenge to find a place to shoot and make new friends.  I shoot SASS, not the only type of “cowboy” shootin’ but the type I started with years ago.  Saturday, July 21st was my dad’s birthday and I wanted to do something special with him and yes, it was spending the day shooting and having fun with friends. At a small place off the beaten path, Pine Ridge Regulators is just north of Brazil, Indiana.  When you Read More >>

What to do about school shootings?

Over the last two years, since President Trump has taken office, it seems that the voice of the conservative is met with distain.  When I look at the school shootings, questions come to mind.  But, to get the answer to those questions is difficult.  The media and those that want to take our guns, don’t always want to answer nor even hear the questions that plague me.  As someone who helps people in pain, I abhor the violence and killing that has been happening in our schools.  But, is the answer to take our guns? Being someone who works in the medical field now, it surprises people Read More >>

Motorcycle Trip with Kitty Austin and “Gun Laws by State” by Bryan Ciyou (Part II)

The last time I talked about the first two states of my 21 day trip on a 1999 Kawasaki Vulcan Classic, again it is as much fun as anything else to do in the summer time. I do want to briefly update on Illinois – just as I finished submitting the blog Illinois’ Legislators overrode the veto by Governor Pat Quinn on the Federal appellate court order mandating that Illinois uphold the Second Amendment. Even though Illinois has this new legislation Chicago’s police superintendent still suggests that guns are the cause of the city’s violence. Has he ever heard of knives? What about just a Read More >>

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 >>

Schools and Guns

It was in my last blog, which was a while ago – so I apology for not getting this out at little earlier, that I talked about how our schools are “dumbing down” our children. I shared information about colleges changing their thoughts on education.  However, just after my last blog, I ran across a college publication with an article titled, Right to Bear Arms: Students for Concealed Carry.  After reading the article I had two thoughts. First Thought:  This is just too Cool! Well, I thought to myself, this is really incredible and just plain cool!  I know “cool” is an old Read More >>

The Dumbing Down of America

Changes for the New Year As the New Year approaches and arrives, it’s natural to reflect over the year and speculate toward the future.  People despise change but every minute change happens.  It is inevitable.   But, how we change is the real focus.  As I have alluded to in past blogs, I not only enjoy but demand that I live my life according to my choices as I’m willing to accept the responsibility of those choices.  And, I think that is where one of the problems lies with the Second Amendment.  We are teaching our children to allow themselves to be taken care of and in most Read More >>

UN sent to prevent voter suppression in U.S. Elections?

Yesterday, I came home from a day of teaching – tired as the semester is on the “down swing” and we have 5 weeks to go.  To my horror, yes to my horror – my husband asked if I had heard the news about “the UN “watching” the voting process in the United States?” Jessica Pieklo wrote in the Wall Street Journal that “In response to the concerted efforts by Republicans to suppress voter turn-out in the November election, civil rights groups have asked the world’s largest election monitoring organization to police the elections for fraud.”  First I was shocked that anyone Read More >>

I Hate Republicans…

Random Stranger, A man recently told me, out of the blue, “I hate Republicans!”  Now, I thought to myself at first, what brought that on?  And then, I have several questions come to mind.  Why would he say that to me, which by the way I am a registered Republican?  Why would someone in today’s society be so closed minded?  I just shook my head and went on about my business.  But, here is what I think about that statement… Let’s take a look at the definition of the Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or maybe we need to look at just what defines a political party – a group Read More >>

Girls and Guns

Girls and Guns – what makes a girl want to buy a gun? Why is gun ownership for females on the increase? Is it for safety? How about self-defense? Do women feel that threatened in today’s world? Well, when you have someone victimize you – it’s not about just one reason. It’s about the feeling of safety in your life. Gun store owners reported a 73% increase in female customers. 43% of women report household gun ownership. What are the top 5 firearms for ladies? As my thoughts regarding an increase in sales and ownership for women are – excited, overjoyed and just plain happy for Read More >>