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My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #8

8. An artform, precision shooting Precision shooting is an art form, in my opinion. To watch someone like Annie Oakley. Annie Oakley was a popular sharp shooter in the Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. According to an article written by Suzanne Raga, Annie Oakley shot her first gun at 8 years old. Women such as Margaret Thomas Murdock, from the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games and Lyudmila Pavlichenko from the Soviet Union are more recent examples of this art. We also see women today like Julie Golob, Kimberly Rhodes and Jessie Duff. Masters in their field and their ability is art in Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #9

Collecting firearms, handguns in this case. Just like collecting stamps, coins to just about anything that holds your interest - collecting firearms is fascinating.  Think about this, you have a firearm that was owned by General Patton (one of my favorite people) or John Wayne (I love his westerns)?  It’s a piece of history that has meaning to the person who collects it.  Maybe, the idea of being “that” close to a person you admire. I have a piece from my grandfather.  It’s nothing extraordinary but it means something to me as it was my grandfather’s.  I also have my first Read More >>

My Reasons for Owning Firearms…Reason #10

I was sitting down this month wondering what people would like to read about this month. I don’t like to talk politics, well too much. I like a healthy discussion, but I find it’s better in person for that type of conversation. As I’m reviewing articles and information that might be fun I come across an article from the Medium Corporation, The Bigger Picture. The “Note from the Editor” suggest that they take life experiences and explore for a deeper meaning to start a much-needed conversation. I agree. So, here is my conversation on things we can and do – do with our guns that Read More >>

Happy New Year!

2019 is a year for adventure and a new gun!  I’ve always said I should have a gun for every year I am old.  Not telling my age today….  So, how many guns do you have?  My favorite firearm is a handgun.  Of course, I have different handguns for different reasons.  The gun I carry, the one I believe works best for me is a Smith & Wesson, .38 – 5 shot revolver.  It’s light weight and fits in my purse, a concealed-carry purse. When competing in Cowboy Action Shooting, I have a brace of Rugers.  I use the Ruger Super Blackhawk in .44 caliber for competition.  Mine are the Read More >>

Fragility and Strength Combined – Why I Carry by L.B. Johnson

I'm out for a very early morning walk with a woman friend. She does not shoot, though she is starting to show interest. We're walking down a long trail in a small city park, a large sprawling area with miles of trails, a lot of trees and a small river. A jogger passes us every 10 minutes or so, Barkley's intent on sniffing out a cheeseburger someone just had to have left behind on the trail. She's quiet and then the question comes out. She looked at me and said, "you're carrying, aren't you?". I looked down at a hip length winter jacket over a T shirt, and couldn't see the form Read More >>

Doctors on Guns

The American College of Physicians is recommending solutions to what it says,"continues to be a public health crisis," and "Firearm violence continues to be a public health crisis in the United States that requires the nation's immediate attention."  You would never know that murder rates are now below 1965 rates.  To quote Snopes: FBI statistics show, in fact, that the 2015 murder rate was among the lowest of the past 47 years, and indeed the lowest of any year between 1965 and 2009. Their requests include: ACP supports strengthening and enforcing state and federal laws to Read More >>

What Does It Mean to Be Politically Correct…In the Gun World?

The phrase “politically correct” has been floating around for quite an amount of time – since before our current generations. However, you may be surprised that “political correctness” actually has nothing to do with politics – but more with the word “polite.” To put it as simply as possible, political correctness is used to describe measures, policies, and language with the intention of avoiding offense. This applies to members of a particular group from within a society who are at a disadvantage. When it comes to gun usage, these groups can be interpreted in two ways: Read More >>

To Walk in Freedom

To Walk in Freedom If there is any advantage of getting up sometimes at 4 a.m.,  it's occasionally getting done in time to enjoy a little bit of last light, a short trek around the fields and trees that surround a friends home we were visiting. With a couple hours free before darkness drew a cape across the face of the moon, I had time for a long walk around the area, on some property of those friends. Time to gather my thoughts, ricocheting around inside my head with all that's going on in the world. Time, after travel and busy days, for stillness and quiet, out among the cold and a few Read More >>

Dueling Chainsaws

A recent event in the Bay Area is a reminder of why California especially needs a shall-issue concealed weapon permit law.  If you have ever ridden a subway train, you know the profound sense of unease that comes from it.  Unlike a bus, there is no easy way out, even if you were prepared to jump out an emergency exit.  You are at the mercy of any crazy person on board. The Bay Area Rapid Transit system (BART) is the pride of Big Government sorts in the Bay Area.  It cost a truly astonishing amount of money to build (about $10 billion in current dollars), and remains a very expensive Read More >>

How to Read a Man by His Choice of Gun

Every person is described by the things he owns or holds dear. For example, you see a man walking down with a Chihuahua, you will know that he has a very different personality to the one holding a Rottweiler by the leash. The same thing applies to guns. While there’s no exact science for linking a gun type to a certain kind of person, there are still some things that seem to be very common. Some of them are stereotypes, others are jokes with a seed of truth inside of them. This is why you need to hold onto your sense of humor and an open mind while reading this article. Here’s what a Read More >>