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Open versus Concealed Carry

Lynne Finch

There has been a lot of media attention to Walmart and Kroger asking people not to open carry in their stores.  I don't think for a minute they are foolish to think this makes them safer (I did see a video of a man successfully conceal and draw an AR-15 from his pants, it was impressive) but it does ease the nerves of the non-shooting public.  Many on the open carry side argue that it is their right, assuming your state allows it, mine does.  Yes, it is also the right of any establishment to impose a restriction.  If Walmart announced you must wear a smiley face at all times in this store, Read More >>

Reason # 2 – Overcoming Tyranny

According to the definition, tyranny is “cruel and oppressive government or rule. I’ve already touched on this once but thought it was better to go over it again as it’s important to me.  I do not advocate violence and believe that our forefathers put in place mechanisms that will overcome tyranny.  Such as elections.  But history has shown us that if we don’t take care of ourselves - who will?  Some might say that; in today’s society the police and government are there to help and protect. I beg to differ and we see it every day.  In an article in the New York Times by Read More >>

Reason # 3 – Self-Protection, and we all need to protect ourselves

Protecting ourselves, do we need to protect ourselves? This is referred to as self-defense in most cases, so do we have a need for self-defense? Let’s look at a few points. We’re in our own home and someone breaks in to do harm to us. Do we have a right to protect? We’re walking down the street, and someone grabs our arm. Do we have a right to protect? We’re in a public place, let’s say a grocery store of some kind, and we’re approached by someone who looks like they might hurt us. Do we have a right to protect? I’d like to take each and explore the possibilities. The first Read More >>

Safe Carry is Critical

Lynne Finch

Recently a young woman in North Caroline died after accidently shooting herself.  While details aren't available, it is clear she left behind a husband and daughter.  She was carrying a 9mm Smith and Wesson, in her purse. We may never know exactly what happened, but it is easy to make an educated guess. I am not personally a fan of purse carry, preferring on body carry, but if you need to carry in a purse, you need a carry purse.  I written about this before.  A holster is designed to provide safe transport for your firearm.  It should hold your gun secure and cover the trigger Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #4

4. A right guaranteed by our founding fathers. This is one of my favorites and you can tell because it’s number four. I love history! But what I’ve found with history is that it changes as society moves forward. The farther away from the event, the more distorted it becomes as it is re-written. That is, the interpretation of what happened or what was meant by someone is viewed with a perspective of current experiences. I’ve heard people say we don’t need firearms now. They’re not really needed for food. Not needed for protection as that is what the police are for today. So, why Read More >>

Responsible Carry

Lynne Finch

I'm a vocal advocate for Concealed Carry, but I believe more in Responsible Carry.  What is responsible carry?  It means you regularly go to the range and practice your skills, not just plinking, but drawing and firing, assessing the threat, firing again if needed.  It means you understand that the annual range trip is not enough.  Shooting is a perishable skill that needs to be kept up.  Responsible Carry means you train, beyond whatever the minimum was to get a permit, you take defensive training, you work on supportive skills as the gun is not always the first choice.  You choose not Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #5

5. Recreational Shooting. Have you ever just taken a day to go to the range? My family has a place that we can go to shoot, have a little friendly competition and simply enjoy the day with friends and family. A typical day at the range starts out around 7 AM. Hubby and I start gathering what we want to shoot and that can be a lot. Ranging from handguns to rifle to shotguns – really all of it. Gathering firearms and ammunition, we pack the SUV. This takes about an hour….. Once we get there, to a private range for family, we start the process of unpacking and staging. Again, that Read More >>

2A

Lynne Finch

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.". There have been multiple interpretations, but I tend to focus on “…shall not be infringed.”  In the last few years there has been a lot of calls for “gun control” in various forms, ranging from complete disarming to banning specific types of firearms.  These calls get louder after an atrocity like a school shooting, church shooting, etc.  Why am I so resistant to the call for my gun rights?  For one, history shows that disarming the Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #6

6. Family heirlooms. For some, that would include me, history is fascinating.  Imagine if you will, walking the ground where George Washington stood to ponder the future of this great nation.  Visualize exploring the ground where George Armstrong Custer confronted Sioux and Cheyenne warriors on June 25, 1976 at the Little Big Horn River.   What would it be like to see and walk around the Alamo where roughly 200 Texans were killed by Santa Anna’s Mexican army? History can teach us about who we are as a person and as a culture.  So, when your grandfather hands down his first rifle Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #7

7. Investments, guns are a great investment. In most cases the value of the piece goes up over the years. Investments that can insure you future or help with the purchase of something more. That investment of course would need to be in the right gun. So, what should you look for if you wanted to invest? If you’re looking for something new, I believe you need to look for something well made and unique. If you take care of them, they should never reduce in value. Years ago, a Colt Anaconda .44 mag with a 4” barrel could be purchased for around $500.00. Today, that same piece could be Read More >>