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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 >>

What is in a Name? by L.B. Johnson

Second Amendment - A Deliberate Belief Stars wash from the sky as the world and its mistress sleeps. The sun is just up over the horizon, as the gear is loaded into the truck.  If you want the best spot at the gun range, you best get up early.  The afternoons are a flurry of volleys, excited laughter as a youngster takes up the sport for the first time, range officers going into full point on someone who isn't monitoring their trigger finger. But mornings? Mornings are quiet, just myself, a friend from work perhaps, hair mussed, clothes sort of wrinkled from snagging them Read More >>

Checking Claims Carefully

I was gratified to have an attorney ask me to be an expert witness in a case in California. California recently licensed open carry. You did not know it had been legal? Yes, outside cities in most of the state. But no more. So in Baird v. Becerra (E.D.Cal. 2019) there is a challenge to this law. The California Attorney-General is defending this law, as they are required to do. But their defense included these claims: 1. The 2nd Amendment does not protect a right to open carry. 2. State supreme court decisions before the Civil War that seem to regard open carry as protected, also claimed 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 >>

Adjustable Trigger – Is It Really Worth the Additional Money

Shooters, especially professional ones, are always thinking of ways to improve their guns and make them easier to use, and more effective. There are plenty of accessories that can be used to help you feel more comfortable, safe, and have better coordination when shooting. One of the bigger upgrades is the adjustable trigger, which can easily enhance your gun and turn you into a better shooter. There are many triggers that you can use, whether you choose one for AR-15 rifles or other types of guns. With a rifle trigger such as Rise Armament AR-15 RA-140 Super Sport Trigger, for instance, you 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 >>

Best Bullets for Ethical and Efficient Hunting

Hunting is a hobby only for those with the skills to perform it. It’s not easy, and certainly not something anyone could do. You need the skill, as well as the mental strength required to hunt animals. But this is not all there is to it. The gun you use is an important factor of the process, but what may be even more important is the bullet. Ammunition comes in many types, and not all types are made for hunting. And even between those created for hunting purposes, there are a few that are not so effective. But we are here to show you some of the best ones, so keep reading and we’ll 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 >>

Does Height Difference Change the Shooting Styles?

If you’re new to shooting, then you may think that your height has nothing to do with this activity and that it can’t influence your shooting style. After all, it doesn’t matter how high above the ground you stand, it matters how you aim and shoot with your weapon. However, even if an air rifle is within your reach – as in you can touch its trigger, reload its magazine, and properly fit it to your shoulder – this doesn’t mean that it is fitted to your body. Keep in mind that your height affects other body parts as well – the lengths of your arms, shoulder positioning and 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 >>