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Politics and Millennials

There is a scary report out that Millennials on the campus of George Washington University are overwhelmingly in favor of socialism, thinking it inclusive and all for one.  They don’t know about the atrocities attributed to socialism by other governments.  GWU is an expensive, prestigious school.  How can this be.  These young people will vote us into Socialism and then blame everyone else when it fails.  But getting in is much easier than getting out.  Virginia county and state elections just saw a blue tidal wave.  Hardworking Virginians are nervous about the next Read More >>

Defending the 2nd

We have seen our 2nd Amendment rights fall under attack in recent years.  The rationales vary from No One NEEDS an Assault Rifle, which is an often used but rarely defined term. We Don’t Need Military Style Arms on Our Streets, in truth most modern firearms were at some point derived from military use but the current military arms are not what we see at the range.  We Need to Prevent Mass Shootings Like In Schools, according to Crime Prevention Research Center, 90% of all mass shootings between Jan 1998 and Dev 2015 occurred in “gun free zones”.  These are the places where a Read More >>

Concealed Carry in a Coat

Lynne Finch

As winter approaches for most of us, the talk of how to conceal and access your firearm in a coat is coming up more and more.  There are a lot of options, some better than others.  There are conceal carry winter coats that have a holster built in to the system.  A simple web search will turn up lots of options.  If you prefer on body, a shorter Bomber or Letter style jacket can offer concealment and access.  Coats made for first responders often have snaps or zippers on the sides so you can open up the coat for access to hip carries firearms. Some will add a pocket holster and carry Read More >>

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 >>