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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 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 >>
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 >>