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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 >>

Shot Show 2019

Lynne Finch

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is hosting Shot Show next week in Las Vegas.  The first Shot Show was held in 1979, so this makes 40 years of fun!  Shot Show is akin to a Gun Show on steroids.  While they aren’t actually selling products on the floor there are 2,000 vendors and 60,000 attendees.  It is huge.  Attendees carefully plan what they want to see because you can’t see it all in 4 days.  Major Manufacturers showcase new products, many of which are touchable so you can see how they feel in your hands.  . You’ll find guns, knives, flashlights, 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 >>

Do “Red Flag” Laws Do Anything?

The latest attempt to prevent mass murder is the adoption of “red flag” laws, whereby persons whose behavior or statements suggest that they might be a threat to others may be disarmed and prohibited from acquiring firearms.  You might think that’s logical.  Crazy people do often give plenty of warning that something running in the hamster cage isn’t a hamster at all. There are several problems with this solution: First is that mass murder is not just done with guns.  I am currently writing a history of mass murder in America.  I have identified 333 mass murders (3 or more dead Read More >>