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Is the U.S. Still at the Top of the Gun Market?

If we are to think about protection and guns at the same time, there’s one country that will pop-up in everyone’s mind – naturally, the United States. It is well-known the fact that, in the U.S., having a gun or more is a natural, even essential thing for one’s household. We also know the fact that, for many years, the U.S. has been at the top of the gun market. No matter how many laws are being discussed right now, regarding gun control and similar things, the American people still feel the need to be able to protect themselves. Therefore, today we’ll be looking at various 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 >>

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 >>

Teach Your Children Well

Lynne Finch

Teach Your Children Well Shooting is a great family activity.  Children can learn firearm safety at a young age, I usually advocate for six, but it depends on the child.   If you have firearms in the home, teaching gun safety at an early age is imperative. There are many products designed for smaller bodies.  Children, like adults, need safety equipment.  Even shooting outdoors, hearing protection is very important for young ears.   Eye protection is also so important.  Many .22 rifles are available in scaled down sizes.  Pellet rifles are also good for smaller hands.  Scan the 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 >>

If Gun Mass Murders Justify More Gun Laws

Mass murders with firearms justify stricter gun control laws: that’s the core assumption of the news media and politicians (which are pretty much identical). So what is the weapon that is the big killer in American mass murders? So big that more than half of all mass murder victims since 1657 were killed with this weapon, one that was not invented until the 20th century. My current research project is a comprehensive history of mass murder. I have identified 360 mass murders (defined as three or more persons murdered or wounded in a 24 hour period). This includes 5,948 dead. And the 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 >>

What is Masculinity – What is Chivalry by L.B. Johnson

What is Masculinity - What is Chivalry If life is a battle, then my inner scars are medals for valor, for swiftness, for courage, for passion. Evil is the dark-haired brother of Good; they walk hand in hand–always.  Calanthe - Wraeththu Honor, Chivalry, words that seem old fashioned to today's generation, but words that previous generations literally died for. What is Chivalry? A knight was expected to have not only the strength and skills to face combat in the violent Middle Ages but was also expected to temper this aggressive side of a fighter with a chivalrous side to his Read More >>

Top 5 Unfortunate Looking Guns in the World

Guns are supposed to be deadly and efficient. They are supposed to be shaped in a way that makes them easy to use – and easy to hit their target. They were made to be useful in conditions where you might not be able to defend yourself otherwise. Placing good intentions aside, some of these guns were made for the right purpose, but with the wrong design. In some cases, it might be because of the way they look; other times, it might be because of the way they function. Regardless of the end result, here are five of the most unfortunate-looking guns in the world – past or Read More >>

Duty, Mentor, Leader

Farewell and Hello!

Here at the precipice of a new year, I would like to share with you my thoughts on what I believe is most needed in this world we live in today. I believe in order to halt the cycle of unrest, division and dishonesty in our society we need men and women to take up the mantle of mentorship; become leaders and recognize it as their duty to do so. Above all the laws of nature that of duty is preeminent. It dominates over reason and self-preservation, over the subliminal and subconscience minds. When we have the feeling to stop and go no further because of injury, loss or supposed defeat, it is Read More >>