Posts Tagged ‘Guns’

Show your appreciation to the Veterans!

This is kind of last-minute as I’ve worked at helping our fellow Veterans and their families in need by way of collecting donations for Buddy Poppies at the local Fred Meyer.  I’ve done this for the last two weekends and on Veteran’s Day I will also be attending the Ceremony at the Veteran’s Gateway at the Washington Country Fairgrounds to further help my VFW Post #2666.  I hope many of you will be there to see the VFW Color Guard in action; it takes place again on November 11th at 11:00 AM.

For those of you unable to attend, but you’ll still be out and about, Give Thanks to all the Veterans you meet this day.  They will appreciate your thanks and support!  To those of you who plan on staying at home to watch the games, take a break at half-time and go out and Thank a few yourself!  The Veterans gave of themselves in time, lives and their health for you, it is the least you can do for them.

To my brothers in uniform, whether now or sometime in the past I can only say this to them all . . . THANK YOU, BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!  And you will always be in my thoughts forever for your sacrifice and love of country!

Bless All of You and may you be in His favor always.

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No to the Wounded Warrior Project!

And this is why I will no longer give or support the WWP!  Here’s the link to “An Ordinary Texan” and the article on his blog that I’m speaking about. Here it is again in full, it should be especially of concern to any fellow Veterans and/or Gun-owners.  Please take the time to read this:  http://gunsnplanes.blogspot.com/2012/11/wounded-warrior-project-rejects-gun.html

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Some “Gun-Nut” Good News at Last!

I’m sure by now that all of us “gun-nuts” have heard the news about the current failure of the Conference on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (U.N. ATT) if not, find it here.  While it might only delay the draft for another six months until after the election, it at least gives notice to these Washington idiots that we aren’t stupid enough to go along with the lame, liberal claims in support of this plan to ban guns totally.

After all, if the U. N. wants to ban guns elsewhere around the world it is one thing, but in trying to force this same belief on the American Public it is going to upset at least 110 million of us who firmly believe in the 2nd Amendment.  While even if Obama is somehow re-elected and he and his cronies manage to push the issue down our throats, I don’t think it will be readily accepted by the majority of us no matter what he says.  Am I a revolutionist?  No, not at all.  Just a realist.  But even with only half a brain since my stroke, I can read the writing on the wall of what might follow if such a Treaty came to pass.

And believe me when I say that Obama can read it too. He’s just hoping to get his “new-world” beliefs past us quickly at any cost before we finally stop his “messing with America”!  Remember his idea of a “Private Army” reporting directly to him  he spoke of in the past?  Why?  Because without them he would have no way of forcing his “plans” on us in the end and he knows it!

Do the words, “citizen-soldier” bring any thoughts to mind?  It should.  That was the idea of this Nation’s Minutemen.  Citizen’s grabbing their rifles, forming up and fighting this nation’s enemies.  The citizen-soldiers name came into being again with the “National Guard”, these same citizen-soldiers again facing combat in Korea, Iraq, Afghanistan and more!  Fighting for their homes, their families and their country.  Similarly the same can be found with our law enforcement personnel across the country in their protecting of our homes, families and country.

Would you think for a moment that if Obama told our troops and our law enforcement to start locking up or shooting honest citizens that refused to turn in their guns, that they would actually do it?  Turn their guns on their neighbors, even their own families, simply because they wouldn’t turn over their guns?  Maybe a few in the beginning, but then soon the tide would turn and they would no longer be able to enforce such madness.  I’d make book on it!  And this is why he needs his own army!  Meanwhile rejoice in the temporary defeat of this anti-gun treaty because it will be back in six months!  NRA, get ready again ’cause here they come!

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It’s finally here!

Yes it’s finally out!  J.D. Kinman’s new book, “Above Reproach” and it’s an attention grabber to say the least!  Thanks to Mr. Kinman’s generosity, I received an early e-book version of it and I can honestly state that it had my attention to the final surprise ending!  And now you too can pick up a copy of his book.  You can find it at Amazon.com at this LINK HERE.  I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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AARP, again? Leave me alone!

Okay. I admit it. I am a current member of the AARP!  But hopefully, not much longer.  Now please let me explain.  I started getting “invites” to join at 38 years of age.  And they mailed me these invites three and four times a week up till now.  I checked around with friends, relatives and the like and they all agreed it was worth joining because of the discounts!  The many discounts!

Anyway, I joined four or five years ago at 57 years of age. (I know, I’m a slow joiner.)  It was some package deal of $12 for all this time and I can honestly tell you . . . . I can’t wait for the subscription to run out!  It expires in 2012, I believe.

Why do I want it to end?  Two reasons.  One, I have yet to find or use any of their so-called membership discounts.  And two, all being a member has done for me is to inundate me with daily (some twice-daily) come-ons and mailers for a multitude of insurance advertisements.  Everything from life to burial insurances.  I guess they’re trying to get our last retirement dollars before we pass on, or worse, give it to someone else in need like our offspring!

Oh, and there actually is a third reason I’m not renewing my membership with them and that is because they are devoted anti-gun nuts enthusiasts and support many of the current anti-gun laws being pushed down our throats by a certain prez and his cohorts in office.

But that is just my opinion and my way of showing AARP that I won’t condone their shenanigans by getting involved in this gun issue.  Meanwhile AARP, you’ve lost two more members (my wife and I) for good.  Now leave us alone and quit sending all your crap spam!

And may He forgive your spamming ways.

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Public Assistance?

I’ve recently found a thoroughly entertaining new blog called, “View From My Squad Car“. It is written by a “. . a police officer assigned to patrol in a mid-sized US city” and signs the blog with the name Officer Cynical. He has had me at times laughing and at others, concerned due to the oft-times dangerous work typically performed by our law officers in the performance of their duty.

He describes some of the daily events he faces including violent, non-violent, tedious and sometimes even hilarious situations he’s come across in performing his job. In this recent article he mentions something I’ve personally noticed many times myself of some select people on the public assistance wagon and good or bad, it does happen. He expands on this observation and gives us thought at the same time. Find “Officer Cynical’s View From My Squad Car“. Enjoy!

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Glock Safety Warning

Here we go again.  Although in this case the accident was the result of a worn holster, it was exacerbated by the ‘type’ of gun contained therein. The ‘type’ of gun being a striker-fired Glock semi-automatic handgun. Now before you jump down my throat, is it not true that all too often when an Accidental Discharge (AD) happens, it is usually caused by operator error? Is is also true that the bulk of the accidental discharges are more common with a Glock weapon than any other? I don’t have anything personally against them, but for a weapon with “supposedly” three safeties to prevent it from occurring, they sure seem to go off a lot anyway.

As a lesson in gun safety/maintenance, this anonymous person still wanted to post this as a lesson to all. And yes, there is a spot of blood in the accompanying pictures so for those few sensitive people, you might want to omit the last photograph. Although I get that much blood from one of my finger-sticks (diabetes, blood-sugar testing). Moral of the story: Always make sure your gear is in top operating condition. The video is courtesy of  ITS Tactical and can be found here.

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