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On Hungry Ghosts by L.B. Johnson

In Buddism hell doesn't exist as a "place" - it's created by individuals, actions, thoughts, and words---a consequence of life for which each individual is accountable. Other faith-based believes notwithstanding---that is also true here on earth, not of the "hell" as depicted in scripture but those places we find ourselves where we don't want to be. I was at lunch at a chain Italian restaurant with a group of ladies from a volunteer group.   One of them was NOT having a good day, and when our very young waiter came by and asked how we were doing she said, quite boisterously  "We're all Read More >>

What Makes a .22 Long Rifle Unique

The .22 Long Rifle cartridge is roughly 160 years old – the first batch of this type of ammunition was manufactured in 1858. It is, as some of you may know, the most common ammunition in the world nowadays when it comes to units sold. This particular cartridge is a long-established variation of the .22 caliber rimfire ammo. It is known, as mentioned, as the .22 Long Rifle or as the .22 LR – under 5.6x15mmR metric designation. What makes the .22 LR unique is the fact that it can be used in a wide range of one-bore firearms – namely rifles, revolvers, pistols, submachine guns, and Read More >>

Speak Softly . . by L.B. Johnson

Several years back, not long after I got my first Concealed Carry Certificate I made my first long road trip in my truck with my 1911 in a holster on my hip. I carry because I'm often a woman traveling alone in dark places and because I support the Second Amendment.   I support the Second Amendment as it supports what our country was founded on, the means in which we can protect and defend. The true measure of the patriot is steadfastness. We all have small moments of wanderlust in us, tearing off on paths that others may not follow, testing limits, testing ourselves. That is Read More >>

The Times They Are a Changin’

To quote Dylan, things are a changing’ and some don’t think it is for the better.  You are here, so you have some interest in the Shooting Sports, and presumably in the preservation of the 2nd Amendment.  It started in California and New York, fairly quietly.  Then, BOOM, Virginia with massive proposed anti-firearm legislation and threats of enforcement by the National Guard.  The most egregious bills seemed to have died in committee, but the legislature isn’t done.  Bans and serious restrictions for ranges, Red Flag laws without due process, Universal Background checks, Read More >>

The 5 Best Home Defense Guns

Let’s face it: Using a baseball bat or your night stand lamp as your go-to home defense weapon isn’t going to do jack.  If you’re truly serious about protecting yourself (and your family) from home invaders, you need to get yourself a firearm. More specifically, a solid home defense firearm. And today, I’m going to show you the top 5 home defense firearms on the market right now. Let’s get started! Type of Weapon When it comes to home defense, your weapon choice breaks down into one of three categories: Rifle Shotgun Handgun All three have pros and cons Read More >>

2nd Amendment Sanctuary Movement

In a sweeping pushback against liberal overreach Counties and Cities across the country are declaring themselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries.  Mostly on the Pacific coast and in Virginia, the movement is growing as state governments seek to impose sweeping gun reform.   In Virginia, which will have a democrat majority for the first time in over 20 years with the incoming representatives in Jan, sweeping bills have been pre-staged for early action.  These include some very dramatic controls, such as redefining Assault Rifle, making AR 15s, AKs, and many sport rifles with detachable Read More >>

Reason # 1 to Own a Firearm

The United States Constitution states, “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.”   The U.S. Constitution, I believe we can all agree, is a document designed to protect the people, us.  But the question becomes, protection from what?  Is it protection from each other?  Other countries?  Is it simply a right?  What did the authors of the US Constitution mean by “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and Read More >>

Army Surplus – Why People Still Use It

Maybe you’ve noticed, or maybe you haven’t, but there is a lot of army surplus that can still be bought from the market. Army surplus can go from clothing to ammunition and, ultimately, weapons. This gives people access to some of the most spectacular guns they could see. But why would one buy army surplus weapons? After all, there are many alternatives for army surplus weapons and accessories – respectively newer items. For instance, there are innovative guns with locking mechanisms, and there are also sniper scopes to go with them, which are easy to acquire and affordable. A Leupold Read More >>

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 >>

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