From the Heartland

This is my soap box, on these pages I publish my opinions on firearms and any other subject I feel like writing about.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Gone Hunting

I am off for what I consider some well deserved time away. I'm not sure how much hunting I personally will be doing as I plan on spending a good deal of my time guiding.

I will be free from the tentacles of the internet for several days.

I hope everyones Christmas was Merry and here is wishing all a Happy and prosperous New Year.

Since I won't be posting until after the First I hope that you all will take the time to peruse some of the Blogs an my Blogroll. There are some really good reading there I am sure will interest you if you haven't been reading them all along.

I really don't have a favorite myself, but if I only have a few moments to check out what others are writing the two I usually read first are;

TFS Magnum and The Plains Feeder

Recently another Blog has come on my radar screen and it is worth a look;

Army Wife Toddler Mom

I really enjoy her writing as some of it hits closer to home for me than I would care to admit. As the Blog title implies she is the wife of a serviceman and mother of small children. It gives me a new perspective on what my wife had to endure while I was gallivanting around the world all those years ago when our own children were toddlers.

When I get back to the keyboard and start fussing with my Blogroll AWTM will be added to it. I also note that she is connected (Blogroll) to a number of other service wives whose husbands are currently in other parts of the world.

Keep the faith all

Thursday, December 20, 2007

If you support Gun Control you might be a Racist Bigot Metrosexual

I have written on the subject in the past and wondered why so many self appointed Black Leaders want their constituency put down and kept down by denying them their Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

You know like the Reverends Jackson and Sharpton, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers et al.

All of Americas Federal and State Gun Control laws were founded in racism. They were enacted to keep firearms from Freed Slaves. It is not just a Southern thing either most if not all of the Northern states passed these atrocious laws as well. In fact the most stringent are still enforced in the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.

Note; For all you Girlymen that find that hard to believe, better people (both white and black) than you will ever be have spent years researching the written record of the State Senates and Houses of Representatives. Their exhaustive work has been published all over the Internet. It is out there if you are not afraid of what you might find.

Realizing you have been a useful idiot is a bitter pill isn't it?

Those gun laws are still on the books in most of those states. When SCOTUS and the various State Supreme Courts ruled that these laws were discriminatory and un-Constitutional they were NOT repealed. They were amended to include most of the population, more particularly the poor and indigent.

Those modified discriminatory laws are the very ones that many of you want to see made tougher. To do so in my book is suborning discrimination. That in my world makes you a Racist and a bigot.

Just so we are clear, Yes, I said I think you are a racist and a bigot if you support gun control. You are perpetuating the filthy disgusting racist discrimination initiated by some of our ancestors one hundred and fifty years ago

Yes a bitter pill indeed.

I have a friend in Ohio, Frank M. Reed

Frank has been a staunch out spoken proponent of the Second Amendment for much longer than I have. He has is also consistently more civil than me.

My friend Frank is, not that it should matter to anyone, also a Christian Gentleman of Color, Negro, African-American, American of African decent or what ever is the Politically (there have been so many different ones in just my half Century) Correct reference these days.

To me none of that PC bullshit matters, Frank is a Great American and friend that Mrs Gun and I don't get to see often enough. In fact the last time we were together Frank cut our visit short. He had to. He was urgently needed at his Church. I understood and wished him until the next time Godspeed.

Frank's incite full writings have, over the years been accepted for publication in such prestigious print media as Handguns Magazine, Shield LEAA, and The New Gun Week. Widely read daily newspapers have also seen fit to publish some of Frank's work, The Cleveland Plain Dealer and The Washington Times to name two.

Frank sent me a heads up e-Mail that his latest literary work will appear in the current (Jan 1st) issue of The New Gun Week and here are a couple of snippets that I found compelling;

As an American of African descent, I have observed over the years the constant erosion of our Second Amendment right at the hands of our black elected officials on the local, state and federal levels.

I have observed the same thing Frank and it pisses me off that they (African-American Leaders) would participate or continue in the same racist mantra that tried keep the black population in check until the Civil Rights Movement of the Sixties.

Yes Readers, I am old enough. Yes I remember those years.

You see my parents were not racist or bigoted and they did not raise my brother, sister and me to be either. We knew who Dr. King was while he was STILL ALIVE. Unlike so many today of any racial background that only know what their cousins brother-in-laws neighbors ex-wifes Uncle said about him;

I heard first hand on the evening News Dr. Martin Luther King preaching self reliance and independence.

Today I hear his "self anointed" successor Jesse Jackson preach dependence on the government, but mostly dependence on him.

That's right on him because Jesse Jackson knows more about what you need or want than you do for yourself. If you don't believe that just ask him He'll tell you. As long as you send that check to the Rainbow Coalition that is.

Why do major cities with large population consisting of people of color and black elected representatives have the toughest historically racist gun laws? This will always continue to blow my mind. The last time I checked there is a majority of black-on-black crime. I have not seen any white sheets in my neighborhood.

I think the answer to that is because a large segment of the population including large numbers of blacks believe that if we pretend hard enough that slavery in America never happened then we can feel good about ourselves, hold hands, sing Kumbaya and all will be right with the world.

The truth is these Black Leaders and a majority of the White ones have no clue as to the origin of Gun Control. Even if they did it likely wouldn't make any difference to any of these leaders (black or white). They attain their status as leaders because they crave power and will resort to any means to get it, even if it means denying things like slavery, the Holocaust and the racist roots of gun control ever happened.

The farther we get from the truth the more apt we are to repeat the mistakes we made in the past

The only problem with this pseudo-pretense is that many of our leaders do not have a clue about the history of racist legislation and bigotry since the end of slavery. For them the United States has no history prior to the Civil Rights Act. The truly sad part is none of our youth are being taught an accurate history of America either.

Ever wonder why the KKK is not very active anymore?

They don't need to be, they have Jackson, Sharpton and Chambers doing their work for them.

Mr Reed is on the World Wide Web

For those that are interested, Friend Frank has a website where all of his published work is archived. Check it out, I promise you will learn something about American History.

If your not afraid to face your own racist demons.


And now out of genuine respect for my friend Frank Reed I will end with the two words that that he closes every E-Mail with,

In Freedom

Saturday, December 15, 2007

My take on US v. Miller again

Girlymen understand this;

The Second Amendment is not just about target shooting or hunting. The Second Amendment is not about need. The Second Amendment does not grant or confer a Right to keep and bear arms. The Second Amendment is a written recognition that all human beings are naturally born with the obligation and the duty to utilize man made tools to defend and protect themselves, their loved ones and their country. The Second Amendment guarantees that the Right shall not be infringed.

I know this will be hard to comprehend, but try anyway

The National Firearms Act of 1934 - Was not enacted to prevent law abiding citizens from owning military firearms. The purpose of the Act was to require the taxation through registration of a certain class of firearms used by GANGSTERS. (Damn it must of hurt reading that)

Too many Metrosexual Dopes have been misquoting US v. Miller for too long.

1. Miller was charged with violation of the NFA - transportation of an UNTAXED short barreled shotgun.

2. Millers attorney Gutensohn challenged the constitutionality of the NFA in that it usurped the Police Powers of the State and it violated the Second Amendment. (As will be shown Gutensohn erred in not specifying exactly why the NFA violated the 2nd Amendment.)

3. Judge Ragon only ruled it (the Act) unconstitutional on the merits cited by Gutensohn and dismissed the charges against Miller. (As will be shown Ragon erred in not issuing a Not Guilty/Guilty verdict)

4. Prosecutor Barry appealed Ragons "unconstitutional ruling" to SCOTUS.

5. SCOTUS heard the Constitutional Appeal and made two points;
  • A) That a law requiring the taxation through registration of certain firearms used primarily by GANGSTERS does not usurp the Police Powers of the State and,
  • B) as to the Second Amendment we have not been asked to decide whether a sawed off shotgun IS or IS NOT an implement of the Militia and you have not told us that it HAS or HAS NOT any reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well regulated militia, because of that we cannot say that the Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear such an instrument. (Gutensohn's error ref: #2 above)
6. SCOTUS reversed Ragons decision concerning 5A (above) and remanded the case to the Lower Court for Ragon to decide whether a short barreled shotgun is an implement of the Militia. (ref: #5B above). (The U.S.government purchased thirty thousand short-barrel shotguns for the armed forces in World War I.)

7. Miller passed away before Judge Ragon could carry out the instructions handed down to him by SCOTUS.

This next part is for all of you illiterate fools that have;

  • a) never read Miller for yourselves and/or,
  • b) been relying Girlyman interpretations by Metrosexuals more stupid than you are,
  • c) and/or the Public School of your youth employed an incompetent Political Science/History Teacher.

For most of you Metrosexuals I am betting all of the above.

SCOTUS never said that the Right to own military firearms WAS NOT an individual one.

Miller's side was not represented when SCOTUS heard arguments, if it had it is likely that Gutensohn would have convinced SCOTUS that a short barreled shotgun was in fact an instrument of the militia and there would not be the Metrosexual controversy we have today. (The U.S.government purchased thirty thousand short-barrel shotguns for the armed forces in World War I.)
Only the prosecution was there to present their side.

Despite Miller's side not being heard SCOTUS in their final brief went out of their way to note that the possession of firearms suitable for military service IS PROTECTED by the Second Amendment as an individual Right;

"Clauses intended to insure the possession of arms and ammunition by all who were subject to military service appear in all the important enactments....

....shall equip himself, and be constantly provided with a good fire arm,

....provide himself, at his own Expense, with a good Musket or Firelock, a sufficient Bayonet and Belt, a Pouch with a Box therein to contain not less than Twenty-four Cartridges.... were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at the time.

Far too long unAmerican Boneheads heads have been wrongly referring to Miller as a precedent for the government to control and/or ban any and all firearms. (Oh thats gonna leave a mark)

Listen up you dumbass Gumby claymation characters;

The inference by SCOTUS is if a short barreled shotgun is an instrument of the Militia then the Lower Court should find Miller not guilty this time and don't bother us with this bullshit again. (Ragons error ref: #3 & #5B above)

SCOTUS, in Miller, ONLY decided that taxation through registration of firearms primarily of the type used by Gangsters was Constitutional.

Get this through your dense F/Emasculated skulls;


What part of CONSTANTLY means where ever they went at all times don't you Airheads understand?

What part of IN COMMON USE AT THE TIME don't you boneheads understand?

Allow me to Clarify

In Fact "common use at the time" illustrates what visionaries the Founding Fathers really were.

They understood and had seen technological improvements in the production of firearms. They knew that further advancements would be made. To that end they wrote laws that would NOT HAVE TO BE CHANGED every time a better firearm was developed. the "common use at the time" requirement transcends time. (To deny this is to imply that the Founding Fathers were short sighted imbeciles)

  • In the late 1700's - Common use at the time = Brown Bess Flintlock (The finest "assault weapon" of its day and practically every home had at least one of these "liberated" from the British rifles)
  • It the early part of the 2000's - Common use at the time = M-16/AK-47/P-90/MP-5

Ouch, that's gonna leave a scar on your psyche isn't it??

The plain and simple truth is that men were required by law to purchase their own personal firearms that were to be of the same type as used by the Militia at that time.


SCOTUS understood that so thoroughly that they were compelled to include those statutory cites in their brief on Miller.

Wail, gnash your teeth and rend your clothing all you want but those historical references by SCOTUS prove conclusively that the Right is an individual one AND requires possession of Military type arms. (Bleeding from the ears yet?)

  1. SCOTUS was asked and agreed to determine if a law requiring taxation by registration of firearms used by Gangsters was Constitutional. (They did that ref: #5A above)
  2. SCOTUS was also asked to determine that the Second Amendment DID NOT apply to a short barrel shotgun. (This they COULD NOT do as it was not presented to them that a 'Sawed off shotgun IS or IS NOT an an instrument of the Militia/Military and they were NOT asked to make that determination. ref: #5B above)

The short barreled shotgun was used in World War I (prior to the Act that taxed it through registration in 1934 ref: #6 above) as an instrument of the Militia/Military. (It still is today)

I don't expect any of you head in the sand Girlyman idiots to understand this;

SCOTUS did not decide that the Second Amendment was a collective one and that only the Police and the Military could own Firearms suitable for use by the Militia. In fact the SCOTUS brief hints that THE ONLY firearms individuals have the Right to keep and bear are those that are instruments of the militia. (Damn that one had to hurt)

Sorry Boneheads but Miller is not the defining decision that prevents private citizens from owning Militia type firearms.

The lack of a decision in Miller by SCOTUS is the defining determination that the Second Amendment guarantees the Right of the People to keep and bear arm SUITABLE for Military Service.

Note; I have written on this in the past and was fortunate to discuss much of the above with Alan Gura (lawyer representing Heller in US v. Heller) back in October. Alan told me at that time that a number of Ivy league legal scholars that previously held opinions that the Second Amendment was a collective Right, have been re-evaluating their analysis and are now of the opinion that is an individual one.

What part of R I G H T do you not understand?

Neither a Government Entity nor the Agents of that Entity pursuant to their duties have Rights. They only have Powers to act in their official capacity granted to them by the People they represent.

Rights can ONLY be possessed and exercised by Individuals.

The Founding Fathers understood this implicitly when they authored the first ten amendments to the Constitution. (The Bill of Rights) Simply by virtue of birth humans beings possessed natural unalienable rights.

Do you understand that?

To claim their intention in the Bill of Rights was that only the 1st and 3rd through the 10th applied to individuals while the 2nd refers to the government is about as asinine as one can get. (To deny this is to imply that the Founding Fathers were short sighted imbeciles)


Maybe if you Girlymen hadn't spent so much time smoking pot, snorting coke, drinking and instead of skipping classes paid more attention to your Public School educators I would not have to to rub your nose in it. (Like a bad puppy in a pile shit)

But alas the bottom line is you don't have a clue.

Metrosexuals as a rule will always accept as Gospel the agenda driven Nanny State "womb to the tomb" rhetoric puked up by other Girlymen with an irrational fear of inanimate objects.

Speaking of inanimate objects tell me;

  • When was the last time Your kids teddy Bear lifted his leg and pissed on the corner of the couch?

  • When was the last time your computer turned its self on (pun intended) and surfed for Porn? (Yea I know you got your wife/girlfriend convinced it happens, but ...)

  • When was the last time your motor vehicle took its self for a 500 mile joy ride? (Knight Rider was only a television show. KITT was not real)

Imagining these things while your stoned doesn't count.

Some of you people are so mentally deficient and uneducated that you just don't realize how mentally deficient and uneducated you really are.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Emascucide/Femascucide Public Awareness Announcement

By Dr. Gun Scribe - Dean of From the Heartland Institute of Constitutional Studies

The following article is published for assistance in diagnosing and understanding the mental mutilation Emascucide/Femascucide.

In order to make an accurate diagnosis one must first understand what it is and how it spreads.

Emascucide/Femascucide - The psychological self sacrificing castration of the basic human instinct to protect and survive. In common vernacular individuals that have willfully mutilated themselves mentally may be referred to as Metrosexuals or more derogatorily Girlymen.

Authors Note; Metrosexual and Girlyman are gender neutral terms when used in context with the diagnosis or descriptive traits relating to the act Emascucide/Femascucide.

Emascucide/Femascucide is not a new phenomenon. In the past however, it was only diagnosed in very small percentage of the population that predominately occupied areas of education and journalism.

There is a pervasive theory that the spread of Emascucide/Femascucide is directly related to attendance at educational institutions and attention to Mainstream Media Outlets.

It must be understood that Emascucide/Femascucide is contagious.

It is generally thought that if one or both parents are girlymen there is a high probability that offspring will be commit Emascucide/Femascucide as well. Girly Parents however, may not have contracted it from their Parents (re: education above). Adults can be convinced to Emascucide/Femascucide themselves by other adults. In order for an adult to become a Metrosexual it usually necessitates being constantly exposed to other Girlymen for an extended period of time.

For some as yet unknown reason those who have been inoculated with Military Service or the spouses/relatives of those who have had such service seem to be relatively immune from Emascucide/Femascucide. The most notable exception thus far is Cindy Sheehan.

Unfortunately Metrosexuality has proven to flourish in large population centers. To date 98% of all confirmed Girlymen reside in major cities and their associated suburbs.

It is extremely cautioned that constant and repeated contact with Girlymen can and does cause others to commit Emascucide/Femascucide.

At this time it is not know if it is still in the epidemic stages or whether it has reached pandemic proportions.


When evaluating for a kitchen table diagnosis test subjects that have committed Emascucide/Femascucide will display the following symptoms;

1) An irrational fear of legally possessed inanimate objects, particularly in public places.

2) Delusional notions that all human beings are incapable of protecting themselves.

3) Emphatically repeat that reliance on trained professional responders is the only logical solution for self preservation.

4) Post unintelligent ramblings on internet message boards the content of which is usually some variation of, "it is far better for a mass murderer to kill 30 innocent victims, while waiting for trained responders to arrive, than it is for a private citizen with a firearm to stop him/her",or "the introduction of a firearm aimed at the mass murderer will only make the situation more dangerous".


If any of the above symptoms are observed an immediate determination of Emascucide/Femascucide can be made simply by showing the suspected Girlyman pictures of firearms drawn by a child. Note that a girlyman upon visual conformation that the caricature is a gun will immediately;

1) recoil in fear, possibly shredding and throwing the paper firearm so as not to touch it further. (This behavior has mainly been observed in those with teaching and educational administration credentials although that connection is not understood at this time.)

2) adopt facial expressions identifiable as a revulsion for the artistic representation. (This behavior, in overwhelming numbers, has been observed in those with Law Enforcement Credentials. It is suspected that the cause is related to "only the police should have guns" training issues in various departments.)

3) begin incoherent babbling about the dangers of firearms, even those drawn on paper and how only utter and total prohibition of all firearms, including paper drawings and pointed fingers, will completely save society.

Any time this diagnostic test is performed the administrator should be prepared, in advance, for some of the more severe symptoms;

4) Projectile vomiting (This has been noted most often in members of the Mainstream Media)

5) Loss of bladder control (This has been most noted in elderly Girlymen that committed Emascucide/Femascucide very early in life.)


Emascucide/Femascucide has been determined to interrupt the neurons that govern rational thought causing Girlymen to irrationally believe;

1) that representatives of the Nanny State are more qualified to protect them than they are.

2) that it is morally superior for a Murdering Bastard to kill a dozen or more people than to have one armed private citizen save those most of those lives with a firearm.

3) that it is morally superior for a woman to be beaten, raped and strangled with her own panty hose than for her to shoot her attacker/s with a firearm.

Girlymen have proven to be a direct threat to society

By their own admission Girlymen believe that it is far better to allow a Murdering Bastard the killing of as many people as he/she can without any measure of intervention until the killer takes his own life or the Police respond either shooting him/her or taking them into custody after they have run out of ammunition.

Girlymen are apparently resigned to the fact that rape does exist, they are adamant that women should not resist in any manner that will cause any physical or psychological harm to their attackers.

Girlymen are responsible for the successful wanton murder, rape and robbery of an untold number of American citizens. If drastic steps to curtail the Emascucide/Femascucide epidemic it is uncertain how many hundreds more may be harmed or killed.

Physical Identification

At one time a Girlyman was easily recognizable by effeminate mannerisms and dress. This is no longer the case as Girlymen have been diagnosed in all areas of life, dress and occupations.

Important Case Study Note; It can not be stressed strongly enough; Under no circumstance should Girlymen be associated with homosexuality. Although individual gays and lesbians may be Girlymen there are large numbers that have not nor will they ever commit Emascucide/Femascucide. (This has been confirmed by existence of the Pink Pistols and other pro gun Gay & Lesbian Organizations) Homosexuality is not nor has it ever been a requisite for Emascucide/Femascucide. So don't even think it!!!!


As a final note it has positively been determined that the spread of Emascucide/Femascucide is hastened by Politicians and Police Administrations. It has been deduced that a large number of Politicians are in fact Girlymen and that many in the Law Enforcement community while not necessarily Metrosexuals believe that everyone except themselves should be.

These individuals are readily recognizable when they make official pronouncements such as;

1) Do not resist you may get hurt,

2) Individuals should not attempt to defend themselves, only the Police have enough training to do that.

In many communities Local leaders have even gone so far as to develop seminars encouraging local residents to commit Emascucide/Femascucide.


The only know treatment for Emascucide/Femascucide is for a Girlyman to involuntarily encounter a violent situation and have the good fortune to survive. This does not work in all cases, but it is encouraging to note that of those cured in this manner the recidivism rate back to Emascucide/Femascucide is very very low.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Mass Murder and the Metrosexual reaction to the Westroads Mall massacre

This is a long one and it is not pretty. It's not meant to be. It is meant to be as down and dirty as it is going to read, so go visit the restroom, grab a drink/snacks on the way back and strap yourselves in for a rough ride. If you don't have the stones to get through the whole thing then skip to the bottom of the page and read WHY I WROTE THIS before sticking your head back in the sand.
I am through mincing words. I do not suffer fools gladly and if this commentary doesn't get you away from the shallow end of the gene pool then you deserve what you get.

Some will call it fear-mongering. Wrong answer Dopey! If it is an unpredictable event that happens somewhere everyday (not just mass murder, but rapes, robberies and assaults) then it is not fear-mongering to tell someone they are WOEFULLY UNPREPARED for REALITY if/when brutality comes to call.

Will it ever happen to you? The odds are that it won't. I hope it never does. But how in the hell can you bet the lives of your spouse and kids that it won't? You are a lowlife scumbag fool undeserving of any kind of loving family if you are willing to make that bet.

I am not pulling any punches and if most of them land below the belt .... well that is where I was aiming. I am about to say what has needed to be said for a very long time, and it will be too unpleasant and graphic for some to read and it will be stated in the most unflattering of ways. For too long to many of us have been tip toeing around the issue with politically correct rhetoric that just doesn't impart the seriousness of being prepared to act when violence strikes.

Real Life Sucks sometimes

This is not a review for the latest video game, this is what real violence is. This is a public literary lynching of all the namby pambies (including the Westroads Mall Management and the UNICAMERAL) I hold accountable for the murders at Virginia Tech, SuccessTech Academy and the Westroads Mall this year.

Warning: If you are offended by what you read don't blame me it is your own conscience or lack of responsibility twisting your gut into knots. Sometimes it takes a literary baseball bat between the eyes is to get an Jackasses attention.

And yes I am pissed. Pissed off because, although some deaths may not have been prevented there is absolutely no doubt zip, zilch, nada, none in my mind that the irrational fear of an inanimate object prevented someone from ending it before the body count got high enough for the Murderer/s to cap his own ass.

Metrosexual?? - Less avoidance of femininity and the "emergence of a segment of men who have embraced customs and attitudes once deemed the province of women." Metrosexuals only made their appearance after cultural changes in the environment and changes in views on masculinity.

It used to be called Emasculation ...the word has also come to mean “to socially render a male less of a man,” .... (Wiki)

To put it bluntly it means your "umbilical cord hasn't been cut yet", "still tied to Mommy's apron strings" or "surrendering your manhood to someones purse".

The Politically Correct term is Girlyman and from recent comments on various blogs and message boards I gather that Metrosexuality is much more prevalent than I imagined.

The red words are comments made by individuals to one or more websites. My responses are in black. If by chance you read this and I have selected something you wrote, the answer is YES I am TALKING TO AND ABOUT YOU.

Batter up!!! Here Batter, Batter, Batter!!!!!!! Swing Batter, Batter, Batter!!

Everything about this situation is sad, but what bugs me the most is the mindset of more guns could of made this bad situation better.

What's really sad is that there was at least one knowledgeable firearms person at Westroads Mall, and several at Virginia Tech that could have stopped it practically before it started but were not in possession of a sidearm. What part of mass murders did not happen when it was accepted as a natural thing for men/women to carry firearms . This relatively new phenomena began shortly after "Gun Free Zones" started sprouting up like orange barrels in the Springtime. When there were more guns this shit didn't happen. Interesting huh?

In years past when some miscreant yanked out a shooter and began to massacre innocent citizens, good people (men and women) drew guns shot the dirty bastard down like a rabid dog. They didn't try to get in touch with his inner child or query him about an abused childhood or any other psycho babble bullshit about why. They shot his ass down and saved lives.

If more guns wouldn't make this bad situation better, then why in hell should the cops even bother to show up with guns? After it is all over even. Six minutes is the response time the press is reporting .... that is pretty damn fast. I don't think they could have done better. But then the Murdering Bastard was already dead by his own hand before they got there. No it is not their fault, they did everything humanly possible to get there as fast as they could.

Westroads had unarmed security guards on duty ... well whoop ti do da frickin day. What were they suppose to do? They turned tail and ran .. just like everyone else tried to do and I for one don't blame them one gall darned bit. There wasn't anything they could be expected to do against a rifle with a stick, some handcuffs and a can of cooking spice.

So what if someone had a handgun with them that just would have raised the possibility that they would have over reacted missed and or shot the wrong person. Guns of any place have no business in public.

Got a new word for you Skippy; it's called projection. You know, when you lack the confidence in your own abilities you make up for those short comings by projecting them on everyone else. In your mind it makes everyone equal so you can feel better about yourself. Oh it is precisely because so many ego challenged Girlymen like you have an irrational fear of guns and banned them from public places that we have these Mass Murders. Why is that so hard for you to understand? No need to answer that ... I just did.

Oh and by the way, a nationwide study found that only 2 percent of civilian shootings involved an innocent person mistakenly identified as a criminal. The “error rate” for the police, however, was 11 percent, over five times as high. In defending themselves with their firearms, armed citizens kill 2,000 to 3,000 criminals each year, three times the number killed by the police.

Does that resonate somewhere in your feeble excuse for a brain? Private citizens are forced to kill 3 times more murdering bastards every year than cops and they are 5 times less likely to shoot the wrong person.

Wake up Van Winkle your dreaming.

Why would I want more guns being used when someone is already shooting at me with one?

To save your life Bonehead; unless you and yours can run 2,500 feet per second. So what do you plan on doing if someone starts shooting at you with one? Out run your family? Use your body to protect them so they can watch you coughing up blood as your eyes glaze over choking on your last breath? Superman you ain't so pay attention here; The Westroads Mall Murderer was using a rifle, the bullets would pass completely through your macho ass and take out which ever spouse or kid you are cowering over too. Two dead bodies for the price of one bullet huh?

There's an image every kid should take to bed with them at night; the last time they saw their Father his chicken shit body was ripped with bullets and his blood flowing out all over the floor. Got your life insurance paid up Sparky?

Worse than that what about the image you may go to sleep with every night for the rest of your life; Your running with one or more of your kids and/or spouse a few steps ahead of you when suddenly a cloud of red mist explodes directly in front of one of them. As they tumble to the ground/floor a pool of warm life force blossoms out around the now still form. In that one fraction of an instant your whole world shatters as you hear the faint rasp "Daddy help me, I hurt". POWERLESS to do ANYTHING you know what just happened and it feels like you have just been run over by a cement truck. Quick .... Do you stop and kneel at the fallen hoping the next round doesn't take out another kid or you? Do you scoop them up on a dead run?

Fear mongering????? As I write this a grieving father lays in a Colorado hospital after losing his two teenage daughters from the SAME shooting in which he was twice wounded Sunday.

I'll tell you what you will want because I have heard it over and over from people that have been lucky enough to live through violence. You will want a gun. You will cry for a gun. You will pray for a gun. You would offer up your soul for a gun to save your wife/husband and kids.

You'll be running like a scared little sheep trying to herd your family out of danger all the while praying "Oh how I wished I had a gun, oh please let us be spared, oh I feel so helpless, how I wish I could do something to save my wife/husband and kids, please someone with a gun stop this madness."

But then it wouldn't do you any good would it? Because of your irrational fear of an inanimate object you wouldn't have practiced the skills to function with it and you'd probably end up dead anyway. That is what his is really all about isn't it. You lack the gumption to do what is necessary to protect yourself and your family so you harbor an unhealthy jealousy for those that do.

All it is going to do is raise the risk that I or my loved ones will get shot if there are twice as many bullets flying around the mall.

Raise the risk?? Statistically about the only way you or your loved ones will get shot by a Private Citizen protecting him/herself is if your running at the Mass Murder in question. If that is the case your too stupid to even have kids let alone a gun.

The chances that they will react fast enough to shoot the guy are slim and none.

Bullshit now your just making stuff up. Cite your sources Einstein! Since you'd likely just stand there with warm piss running down your leg you assume everyone else would do the same. Your projecting again.

Plus I don’t care how good a person is at shooting a hand gun on a shooting range trying to shoot a guy when you are in that situation is completely different.

The massacre at the Mall lasted nearly six minutes and you don't think that anyone could react fast enough? By the way how the hell do you know so much about how everyone else is going to act? You don't, you and Skippy need to need to address your dysfunction with projection.

Even if Westroads didn’t ban concealed guns, it’s a stretch to claim that anyone else with a gun on them would have had time to react, much less take out the shooter, before it was all over.

Hey Spanky you might want to check out this News Video. That incident lasted mere seconds and the good guy won. He is unharmed and his family is alive because he was something your not .... Prepared. The massacre at Westroads lasted MINUTES. Just because you have "no ability to act under stress" issues it doesn't mean the entire human race plagued with your short comings.

Those aren't two moons rising Bambi those are headlights.

If one gun is causing a problem, adding additional guns isn’t any kind of solution. Unless you want to add 10 or 20 more people to the body count.

One gun causing a problem???? A gun is an inanimate object, you know just like a hammer, screwdriver or your kids teddy bear, it does not cause problems. When was the last time your kids Teddy Bear got into the cookie jar or hiked his leg and pissed on the corner of the sofa?

Repeat after me, In-an-i-mate Ob-ject

During the time this was being written a woman church volunteer with a concealed carry license in Colorado put a stop to another potential mass shooting. Guess what mathematician; YOUR WRONG. 10 to 20 more??? How about a total of 3 including the Murdering Bastard.

The Leaders of the second Church heard about the first Church shooting and took precautions that INCLUDED guns.

That just shot down all your mindless Metrosexual mantras didn't it???

We are right. It's not a fluke. It works. Hyperventilating yet because you can't handle the truth?

How's that for ripping your dumbass remark to shreds??

A prepared woman has got more NADS than you sissified Girlymen that are making these emasculated remarks. She saved an entire Congregation, you won't even take steps to save your own families. Have you no shame. Are you feeling real ashamed about your metrosexuality yet? You should be. When a Murdering Bastard takes out a gun to do harm, the ONLY viable solution is another gun.

Oh and you know what really sucks? If that had been Nebraska a whole bunch of people would be dead. 10? 20? 30 or more? You know why? Because in its infinite wisdom and encouraged by Girlymen like you the UNICAMERAL made it illegal to possess a concealed firearm in places of worship.

Essentially a church in Nebraska may not even be able to secure its self even if the Elders wanted to.

Now ain't that a daisy?

Neither does the scenario that some armed person will shoot the assailant dead before he opens fire on innocent people. It hasn’t happened. It’s a figment of your imagination.

Your right some armed person likely won't shoot the assailant dead before he opens fire. Even law abiding citizens fully prepared to protect themselves are not telekinetic. How the hell is anyone suppose to know until it happens. Some armed person WILL however, just like she did in Colorado stop the Murdering Bastard BEFORE he can achieve a 10 to 20 or more body count.

And for all you Girlyman Metrosexuals I highly suggest that you read this; Firsthand account of the Von Maur

Yes Girly guys/gals the someone that you all claim doesn't exist was there. The truth is in most instances there is someone there, someone who has been disarmed by "NO GUNS ALLOWED ON THIS PROPERTY" signs. Until now you really didn't know how intellectually inferior you were did you. Now don't you feel really stupid?

Since you have been conditioned to the "Woe is me I am so piss down my leg scared and too gutless to take responsibility for myself syndrome", I doubt very seriously any of this will have an effect on you. You'll go about your daily lives living and working on Sesame Street whining about how all the rest of us are out of step with your utopia induced reality. But from here on there is no excuse because now you know how mentally deficient you really are.

So instead of a scenario where guns are heavily regulated and A LOT less people die in gun related deaths (Europe), you’d favor a scenario that’s never happened?

If you are literate enough and had the stomach to read this far then you should be able to Google the on-line versions of Media Publications from Great Britain and Australia. If you aren't to cloistered to broaden your horizons you will find that crime in London has surpassed that of New York City. Crime has risen so many hundred percent in England that Britons are demanding the House of Lords for their gun rights back. The same thing is happening in Mick Dundee's Down under too.

Wakey Wakey you ignorant fools, the British and the Aussies are at the place where you pansy Girlymen want to take us here in this country. Guess what, they don't like it and they want their guns back. Of course some of you just hit the snooze button and stuck your head back in the sand because that just ... well it just doesn't make sense.

I would gladly fight to the death to keep my wife from slightest bit of harm and I am sure that ever man here would do the same we just don’t agree that more guns is the answer was the answer in this situation!!!!!

Oh looooook honey, it's a Knight in shini.... no wait my bad, it is a blithering idiot in Izod and penny loafers.

Fight to the death my ass! With What? Your bare hands against gun/s, knife/s or multiple assailants? How Gallant! How udderly metrosexual stupid. I didn't realize you were Bruce Lee incarnate. Gladly fight to the death against armed adversaries and I won't use a gun to do it.

You really don't see how stupid that sounds do you?

I'll take it as a feeble attempt to reclaim your Gonads from the Gucci though, but it won't work.

Training scenario;

Some dark night your coming out of what ever upscale Metrosexual eatery you fancy and you are accosted. A couple of thugs demand your wallet, Beemer keys and the use of your companions vagina. Assume that martial arts stance while exhaling a couple Kung Fu movie "Hu wawwww's" cause that's all you got Girlyman.

I hope you've seen enough episodes of Walker: Texas Ranger to get it right Kato because here's where you gladly get your wish.

A few thrusts of glimmering steel in the pale moonlight and You'll have fought valiantly to the death .... uhhh ... don't forget to laugh while your life giving fluids spurt copiously from your Carotid Artery.

Remember you did say gladly.

As your blood flows from your wounds and you fade from life on this planet your screaming companion will be hauled off in your BMW likely be murdered too. Well when they tire of her anyway. And while your companion is suffering a bit more than the slight harm you swore a death oath to keep her from she will be fondly remembering you for the gallant knight in shining armor you never were.


She is going to be cussing the day she met you wondering why she ever got involved with a gutless Girlyman like you in the first place.

Do the Police a favor before you go out tonight; PLEASE have a laminated card pinned to the inside of a pocket (not in your wallet, that went with the Beemer and your spouse remember) with your name, address and telephone number and that of someone to contact in case of emergency. It will speed up next of kin notification. Believe me the cops will really appreciate it.

The truth Kato, is that in a situation like this a gun is the ONLY answer.

I would gladly lay down my life to save my wife and someday my children but what I will not do is pull a gun and try and fire back on that person in a crowded busy mall where I am more likely to take the life of someone else then the gunman him self!!

Show your family what kind a man their husband/father really is. Keep telling them it's just not right to meet force with equal force, that it will be okay the police will come and save them as the blood from your sucking chest wound/s splatters over them. I am sure your husband/wife sleeps better at night knowing that you will gladly lay down and die for her. How do you suppose he/she will sleep at night if it ever happens?

Speaking of "don't resist you get it hurt" it's advice that works real good doesn't it? NOT! Not one single victim at Westroads Mall had a chance to show they wouldn't resist.

Let me see if I got this right Gumby - "Crowded... busy..... more likely take the life of someone else than ...." You actually think that all those other people are going to just hang out there in close proximity to a murdering bastard with their thumbs up their asses while he/she is blasting away?

You really are insane.

I'll bet you a dinner for four at the Steak House right here and now that within 3 seconds there will be a clear field of fire from just about the entire 360 degrees. Walls and structural posts excepted of course.

Hey Bruce here's a thought; Why don't you go back and read that man's account of his experience at Von Maur again. "What I won't do is pull a gun ...." I hear you talking Kato, but your Kung Fu is weak.

If the balloon ever goes up for you and I hope it never does you will be praying, begging, whining and crying for gun. At that moment an over powering will to survive and protect all that you hold dear will kick in and you would sell your soul for something to fight back with.

I have no problem with people who want to keep guns in their homes to defend themselves that is their right and I will not take that away but you have no right to possibly kill innocent people in you illusions of being a hero.

Well I am glad that you think it is alright for people to defend themselves in their homes. I know it is our Right you egotistical snot-nose wet-behind-the-ears whelp. Oh Lord and Master let me kneel and kiss your ring for not taking it away.

NOT! You are an arrogant pompous ass, suffering delusions of grandeur for even thinking you have that power.

I have never had any illusions of being a hero. I have lived more than half a century without getting all swelled up with myself I don't intend to start now.

Oh and Gumby, "let me make one thing perfectly clear", my Right to defend myself DOES NOT stop at my front door. I was endowed by my creator with the unalienable right to defend myself any where on this planet any time I am in danger of death or bodily harm and there is not one single thing you all by yourself can do about it.

That pisses you off doesn't it? To know there are people like me who are self reliant adults secure in the knowledge that we can take care of ourselves and accept responsibility for our actions. It scares you to know that there citizens that don't need Nanny State cradle to the grave tending by the government. It scares you because you don't know how to function without a womb to the tomb safety net to catch your ass if you fail. The bottom line is you just don't think you have it in you and it scares you shitless that you might fall on your ass fail. So you won't even bother to try.

Too bad the world has so little respect for life. Some days I’d love to go back to the “olde days”.

It's not the world that has little respect for life. It is the evil that infests the hearts of a small but dangerous percentage of the population that has no respect for life. "Olde days"? Yea me too. Since there was hardly such thing as a mass murder when a large portion of the population carried a firearm every where, every day. When some loser yanked his/her gun out to commit such an atrocity they were gunned down by the law abiding society BEFORE they could do any harm.

The difference now is that they can kill people much more efficiently thanks to easily accessible guns (I’m not saying that banning guns would prevent this), and we can watch coverage of the event 24/7.

What planet are you from?? Easily accessible?? Listen Mork it is harder to get a firearm in more states today than it was 15-20 years ago. Oh and efficiently has nothing to do with availability?? I guess they don't teach that words have definitions on Ork do they?

I am so saddened that some think they need a gun with them at all times. What a dim and fear filled view of the world one must have to think they need a gun with them always.

Be sad all you want to Girlyman. That is like saying what a dim and fear filled view of flame one must have to think they need fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in their home always.

Listen up; It is not dim and fear filled it is the reality of being prepared knowing that there are dangerous people on this planet and one never knows when one or more will be encountered.

The odds of you being the victim of violence are far greater than your house ever burning down, but your not going to toss out the extinguisher and smoke alarms are you? I didn't think so.

Using tragedy as an opportunity to score political points is bad enough. Resorting to fear-mongering, cheap shots, personal insults, and bizarre references to a spouse’s anatomy is too over-the-top. Your comment and this entire thread are closed.

First off I am not trying to score points for any reason. After this I don't give a shit if you pay attention to me or not. I either opened your mind to the truth or I didn't. I tried. Now the ball is in your court. Getting people to realize that they are responsible for their own safety is far more important to me than racking up political points.

Fear-mongering?? No, the things I am writing about happen to someone/s somewhere randomly every single day in this country. If it is reasonable to think it might happen and point it out so that people can be prepared it is not fear-mongering it is one American fulfilling his duty to his/her countrymen. Of course I don't expect any Baaa ... Baaa herd mentality metrosexual Sheeple to understand that.

Cheap Shots? Personal insults and bizarre references to anatomy? Attention getters my good man attention getters. The only way to get a Girlymans attention is to appeal to his/her finer senses by PISSING THEM OFF. By doing something drastic it makes them respond. When they respond they think, and when they think they open their minds to the alternatives. NOW DO YOU GET IT?

When you use the word RAPE ... well we have all heard it so many times we are numbed to it. It is a word used in polite society. I am a man I can not even begin to to image the horror a rape visits on its victims, most men can't. So when I say rape most guys and a lot of women think .... well yea rape .... I mean .. yuh know its just rape.

On the other hand if I say "He dragged her into the ally where he ripped her away clothing and began shoving his aids infested ...her vagina". NOW YOU GET the traumatic picture. Now you start to feel the horror. Now you see the seriousness. Now your pissed. Now your motivated to do something. Now you understand the need to be, in an instant prepared to fight for life at every waking hour and minute of the day especially when you are away from home..

When you use the word got shot .. Well we have heard it so many times in polite society there is just no picture there.

On the other hand if I say "The exit wound was a large gaping hole of ragged flesh with bits of lung tissue extruding ..... NOW YOU GET the traumatic picture. It turns your stomach. Now you start to feel the horror. Now you understand what really happens. Now your pissed. It is something that you don't EVER want to happen to anyone you know. Now you get pissed. Now you get motivated to be prepared to prevent it from ever happening to anyone you love.


Okay now, take a couple of really deep breaths exhaling slowly and pay real close attention.

I know at a very deep personal level what I hope none of you ever have to learn. What it takes to survive a violent encounter. I never want anyone to ever have to go through that and I will resort to cheap shots, personal insults, bizarre references to body parts and anything else I think I need to get you to understand that

As much as you want to sugar coat it with politically correct words at cocktail parties about "how it can never happen to me or my family" or until it happens to you, you will never understand the serious need to be prepared for a violent encounter.

They are random. They happen all across this country at anytime, anywhere everyday. If they were predictable they could be stopped.

For all you Macho testosterone laden "I will fight to the death for my .....but I don't/won't need a gun do do it" metrosexuals; Yea right! How in hell do you think your going to do that? Against an armed assailant (and they mostly all are these days) all you will succeed in doing is getting a knife ripping into your torso cutting into your vital organs and draining your vital fluids. Or a couple of bullets slam into your chest tearing ragged holes through your lungs and heart. And tonight your kids will have one less parent and your spouse will be a Widow/er.

If you stayed with me all the way to the bitter end I hope by now you realize how udderly ignorant you sound. I don't want you to die, I don't want anything to happen to any member of your family.

I hope by now you realize that violence can occur at any place any time and it is not only your responsibility IT IS YOUR DUTY to be prepared for it and protect yourself and your loved ones as ferociously as you can with every tool available to you.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Westroads Mall update

In my previous post I made assertions that would be born out in the days that followed the Westroads Mall Murders.

I am not psychic and it did not take long.

It wasn't that hard really, since it is the same every time.

1) In his mind he was dead already, he went there to stop the heart beat

2) He fell through the cracks

3) Friends and family extol his virtues

4) He was off his medication

5) He lost his job

6) He is getting his 15 minutes of fame

The only thing I got wrong so far is I didn't mention the wife/girlfriend. Oh and I haven't heard yet whether he ever sang in the church choir.

7) Politicians are already dancing in the blood of the murdered calling for more gun control laws.

8) A firearms familiar customer WAS close enough to see the empty brass ejecting from the gun and reported that had he a sidearm with him he had several seconds to end the carnage. See Comments to previous post

9) A law abiding citizen with a legally carried firearm COULD have stopped it

I am not writing this to blow my own horn, nor am I writing this as an "I told you so", I am writing this to demonstrate that every mass murder in recent memory all have certain things in common.

They have all been perpetrated by a troubled unloved young male with "nothing to live for" and a desire to take as many people with him as possible to insure he gets in death the 15 minutes of fame he never could achieve in life.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing all of these events have in common is that they took place in a "Gun Free Zone".

Do you understand the significance of that?

Whether on purpose or by accident everyone of these Murdering Bastards chose a place that the property owners/managers had;

For the Murdering Bastards convenience hired unarmed security (who could only cut & run along with everyone else) and disarmed law abiding American citizens.

1) You anti-gun morons want high body counts so that you have that much more blood to dance in?

Well you got them.

2) You wanted law abiding citizens disarmed?

Well you got them.

From Virginia Tech to SuccessTech Academy to the Westroads Mall this year alone your irrational fear of firearms has aided and abetted every single murder perpetrated by these 3 pariahs.

You made it possible for most of those people to die, their blood is on your hands and you will never ever be able to wash it off.

What we know now is that there are MORE people dead or wounded than there needed to be because decent law abiding citizens have been denied the ability to fight back by a bunch of pantywaist Socialist Morons.

That is right I used the word Socialist.

You promulgate the same restrictions, confiscations and government dependence that Stalin, Hitler and an untold number of Despotic rulers have done.

By my definition that makes one a Socialist and that in my opinion is contrary to every principle this Country was founded on.

On a related note I finally understand what a Metrosexual is. Watch for that in a future post.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Westroads Mall a safe working environment for Wackos

As most know by now the Westroads Mall in Omaha was the scene of a tragic massacre this afternoon. This is just another "Dead Man Walking" incident that I have alluded to in past postings.

"Channel 6 News has confirmed that a 19-year-old Sarpy County man left a suicide note this afternoon stating, "I'm going out in style.""

In the mans own mind he was dead before he ever arrived at the Westroads Mall. He went there to stop his heart beat. He also knew he would be the only one armed and he was free to rack up a large body count before being shot by responding Peace Officers or saving the last bullet for himself.

In death he will get the fifteen minutes of fame that he craved in life.

That is the way of the loser

I am sure in days to come we will be inundated with the usual media blitz about "He fell through the cracks", "Oh what a wonderful young man this was", "How he was an abused child", "He was off of his medication" "He lost his job" or that he "sang in the church choir" or some other inane drivel about how it is society's fault. The truth is the guy is a loser and for what ever reason he could not cope with what life handed him and took the losers way out.

The other thing that is going to happen (every time) is the media, politicians and the pantywaist cowards will be dancing in blood of these unfortunate victims calling for more strict gun control.

They will use this event as an example of why we need more laws.

How in the hell do all you stupid people think that more laws will stop shit like this when the 20,000 already passed have not done it? Don't you ignorant fools realize that the only ones that obey your stupid laws are those that obey the law and do not commit crimes like this anyway.

Guns laws kill people.

The management of that property has signs posted at all of the entrances that might just as well read;

"Criminals, Psychos, and Gang bangers for your protection all of our patrons have for your convenience have been disarmed. Please consider this a safe work environment in which you can rob, rape, steal, maim, shoot, wound and murder as many of our customers as possible."

Those signs only stop legally licensed citizens from carrying a firearm in that building. Those signs have never stopped anyone intent on committing crime from carrying firearms there.

Yes I am going to say it

By denying citizens the Right to keep and bear arms you are aiding and abetting the criminal element and wackos in the commission of their crimes.

Do you understand that?

In my opinion you are as much responsible for the murder and shooting of those people as the guy that pulled the trigger and should be held legally accountable for such actions.

An irrational fear of an inanimate object and the ignorant passage of laws to regulate that object killed those people and countless others before today. As long as there are laws forbidding law abiding citizens access to the tools they need to fight back when something like this happens there will be an untold number of more an deaths.

Think what you want but I believe that with every fiber of my being. You made it possible for the shooter to go about his killing spree without fear.

Understand this;

I do not care how many laws you pass, how many guns you ban or how much other feel good legislation you enact it will only be obeyed by those inclined to be law abiding citizens. Criminals by virtue of their mindset and job description will not ever obey any of your silly feel good laws.

The fact that you deny law abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves and their loved ones will only contributes to the problem.

What If?

Did any of the patrons there at the time have a concealed carry license? Don't know yet.

If they did and being law abiding citizens was their firearm left in their motor car or at home because they knew they were going to the mall? Don't know yet.

Could a law abiding citizen with a legally licensed concealed firearm have stopped the rampage thus savings lives like any number of people said they could have at the Virginia Tech shooting? Don't know. We shall see, but if there is don't count on it being reported in the Main Stream Media.

What we do know is that the Westroads gunman went about his spree unchecked because there was no one there with the tools to stop him.

Might there have been someone that would have been at the mall but wasn't because they refuse to patronize any place that has an established "Victim Disarmament Zone"? I doubt we will ever know the true answer to that one.

What we do know is that there are a lot of people dead and wounded because they were denied the ability to fight back.

Yes I believe they are dead because the management of that mall, our politicians, the Brady Bunch and the Million Commie Mommies went to great lengths to ensure that they could not fight back.

How Safe are you?

Look around the City/Town you live in, how many businesses and government agencies have established a "Safe working environment" for Criminals, Psychos and Gang bangers to make you the next Victim?

If you feel safer because the building you are in has a "Victim Disarmament sign" you are deluding yourself with a false sense of security that may someday get you killed.

But hey at least you don't have to worry about me or any one the other countless law abiding citizens I know harming you. We are not like that. We carry for defensive purposes only and we do not patronize those places unless we absolutely have and obey the law when we do.

But then again if the shit hits the fan the way it did today at the Westroads Mall we won't be there to save your ignorant "all nobody should be allowed to protect themselves in public gun control laws are good" crybaby ass either.

This is what happens when you restrict the ability of people to protect themselves.

No legal concealed carry will not stop all of these types of events. Until however, you simple minded Morons wake up and realize the truth they will continue to have large numbers of dead and dying because there is not a legally licensed citizen with a concealed firearm to stop them.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Clan Gunscribe did our part

Yesterday, as mentioned in the previous post, was National Buy Ammo day.

I am pleased to report that between five of us patronized Scheels (No Victim Disarmament Zone signs) All Sports in Lincoln, Nebraska and we purchased 620 rounds of ammunition.

If you are in the Cornhusker State and you participated in the 6th annual National Buy Ammo Day/Week BUYcott leave a comment with the number of rounds and where you purchased them.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Great American BUYcott

Yes I typed that correctly .....

BUY-cott - 1)The act of buying something to make a statement or support a cause 2) as opposed to a boycott - 1) The refrain from buying something or 2) refusing to support a cause.

The 6th annual National Buy Ammo Day/Week is upon us.

Rather than wax eloquent on the subject I will let the founders of the movement explain;

November 19 is National Ammo Day.

It is a nationwide BUYcott of ammunition. You buy ammunition. 100 Rounds a person.

The goals of Ammo Day:

The goal of National Ammo Day is to empty the ammunition from the shelves of your local gun store, sporting goods, or hardware store and put that ammunition in the hands of law-abiding citizens. Make your support of the Second Amendment known--by voting with your dollars!

There are an estimated 75 MILLION gun owners in the United States of America. If each gun owner or Second Amendment supporter buys 100 rounds of ammunition, that’s 7.5 BILLION rounds in the hands of law-abiding citizens!

The gun/ammunition manufacturers have been taking the brunt of all the frivolous lawsuits, trying to put these folks out of business. Well, not if we can help it! And we CAN help it by buying ammunition on November 19!

Check out the National Ammo Day website and replenish a 100 rounds or more.

You don't have to break the bank to make a statement either, two 50 round boxes of .22 Long Rifle (everyone has a .22 don't they?) can be had for under 5 bucks.

Personally I have been holding off on buying some ammo for my Granddads ole' thutty tue Winchester in anticipation of Ammo Day. If you time it right you might get to see me at Scheels on the 19th.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Random Thoughts without the benefit of any factual data to back them up

Preface; I rarely comment on team sports, even Nebraska College sports. Most of the time I pay very little attention to them (team sports) college or pro. (Bowl game & the World Series excepted) I do not have any inside information, my crystal ball is less clearer than most. The following is just things that have for no apparent reason been ricocheting around the inside of my cranium the past few years.

In fact I can usually be seen wearing an OU hat. Not because I am a big Sooners fan, I am not. I have some personal connections to the state of Oklahoma so I wear the hat in reminder of them. Even though I am not a member of the rabid "The sun won't come up Sunday morning if they lose on Saturday" Cornhuskers Fan Club, I root for the home town team and hope they win none the less.


Given history and recent events I am prompted to clear my head of some things Husker.

The Osborne era ends

I am sure that due to his success Tom Osborne had a free hand to run the program the way he saw fit without interference. When he retired and Solich took over I believe that he was pretty much able to do the same thing.

Enter AD Pederson.

I got a bad feeling about the Husker Sports program in general when Steve Pederson was hired as Athletic Director. At the time I thought he breezed into the job admonishing;

"Okay I am the boss now, things are going to be run the way I want them run and if you don't like it you can get the hell out of here"

Pederson struck me right from the start as one who wanted to micro-manage the staff to the point of back seat "My way or the highway" coaching the football team. Pederson was hot for the "West Coast Offense" and Solich wouldn't or couldn't give it to him. Early on Pederson seemed to cultivate "Just shut up and give me your damn money I'll will tell you how it is going to be spent spent" ill will with the alumni. I heard some even quit donating.

Perlman can't admit a mistake

But then what can you expect from someone that thinks a Prime Time television show about a hard drinking dope smoking washed up entertainer turned amateur porn star pretending to attend UNL is a positive image for the School.

At the time I am sure the Alumni were also supportive of Solich. He was winning after all. That could mean only one thing Solich had to go.

Say what you want about Solich and whether or not he needed to go. Based purely on his record I think he was sacrificed at the alter of "I am the boss here and I'll prove it to you Solich is history".

Enter Bill Callahan

Callahan was suppose to come to Nebraska and turn the Big Red Machine into Pedersons personal "You will coach the way I order you too" West Coast Offense semi-pro dream team. I think that much of the problem with the football program the last few years can be attributed directly to Pederson's personal "I know what's best, it's my way" involvement.

Time will tell

Now that Pederson is history I do not know if Callahan can turn this team around. I tend to think he can if Osborne will let him. Are there some coaching changes that need to be made? Probably.

It is rumored that the Big Red will get a bowl game. I keep having this premonition that if they do, come game day Osborne will be leading the team out onto the field as interim Athletic Director slash born again Football Coach.

The Second Coming of Osborne

I think he misses it, I think he wants it and after his defeat in the primary election in his bid to be governor I think he needs the ego boost.

If that is the case then Callahan will not get the "free from Pederson oppression" chance to prove himself. And that may be the worst thing that will have happened at UNL since Tommy Lee audited a few of the Underwater Basket Weaving 101 electives for Prime Time Television.

There you have it, a swirling torrent of unconnected random electronic synapses pulsating across the brain cells of my thought process.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Please excuse the maintenance

Or; You probably didn't even notice

In the last few days I have purged my Blogroll of links that have apparently "Gone out of Business" or have not been posted to in a very long time.

I have also added some new ones that I have become aware of in the last year or so. What follows is a brief about the newly added ones. I am not embedding a link to them in this post as one already exists in the Blogroll on the side bar.

Joe's Crabby Shack

"Where 4 out of 5 Freedom Fiends and Second Amendment junkies come to get the skinny on the Nebraska Legislature"

I met Joe and his Father at a Shooting Competition some years ago. Even before that we had been commenting on some of the same message boards. It was a pleasure to see him and meet his blushing bride at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky last month.

His blog is a great read and he, "a schooled journalist" has been a much more prolific writer on Nebraska Firearms issues lately than I have. Joe is also telling the truth when he says "get the skinny on the Nebraska Legislature".

During the time Concealed Carry was being debated Joe was updating at least one message board (2005-2006) and his Blog it sometimes seemed hourly. He truly put a herculean effort into covering the progress of LB454 and getting the skinny out there. His promptness in reporting helped many of us make timely phone calls to our elected leaders. I am positive Joe's effort went a long way toward passage of CCW in the Cornhusker state and he is owed a debt of gratitude from all Nebraskans who care about this issue.

Great Blue Whale

In the top right corner of his Blog is the pronouncement that Self-Defense is a Human Right and directly under that are the 4 rules of firearms safety that should be ingrained in anyone that accepts responsibility of owning a firearm. I would add a 5th though, "Always maintain control of your firearm", but that is just me.

I became aware of the Blue Whale while reading the Crabby Shack and immediately liked it. Since the Whale admitted to attending the Gun rights Policy Conference I am sure I met and likely had a "gun chat" with him.

The Ten Ring

"A blog by two self-described gun nuts. One who started as a liberal and the other who started as a conservative. We helped each other grow and thrive over the past nine years."

Follow along with Yosemite Sam and Denise as they delve deeply into the Second Amendment arena. Read through their archives and learn what it was that brought them to this point in their lives.

Their Blog is a wealth of information, including numerous reports on specific firearms they have acquired since their personal enlightenment.

Sadly lacking though is a field/history report on a Ruger 10/22.

Two of my favorite posts are their explanations, one by each of them on how they came to be such firearm aficionados.

It seems that the restrictive gun laws of a draconian New England state, enacted to discourage firearms ownership, did not prevent these two from owning guns; It encouraged them to learn about and acquire as many as suits them and their finances.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Product Review; Hoppe's Bore Snake

Subtitle; Damn I'm getting lazy

For the last year or so I have been using Hoppe's Bore Snake for some of my various center fire calibers and shotgun gauges.

The Bore Snake is a cleaning device that consists of a weighted on one end rope with a bore brush embedded in cleaning floss. To use it one simply applies their preferred bore scrubber to the floss just ahead of the bristle area, drop the brass weight down the barrel (from the chamber end if possible) and pull it through from the over end. A few passes with a Bore Snake and most barrels are as clean as they are going to get.

The neat thing is that the Bore Snake is Machine washable. As the directions say "Band securely or use a wash bag for machine cleaning. Air Dry."

Versus standard cleaning kits

In the past gun cleaning long barreled firearms necessitated the assembly of a 3 or more piece cleaning rod, sorting out the proper jag for the caliber or gauge (brass brush, patch jag etc.) One would install the patch jag make a few passes to dampen the bore, switch to the brass brush to scrub the barrel and then back to the patch jag to remove loosened residue and dry the bore.

In side by side comparisons I have found that 2 or 3 passes that can be accomplished in a minute or so does as good a job of cleaning the bore of a firearm as 10-15 minutes of fumbling around with a standard cleaning kit.

Bear in mind that the bore snake only cleans the bore, all of the other tools firearms people keep on hand for cleaning the rest of the arm are still necessary. (tooth brushes, dental picks etc..)

When I am in the field I have taken to keeping one handy for whatever caliber or gauge I happen to be carrying. The one glaring drawback that I see to the Bore Snake being beneficial in the field is something that has yet to happen to me (Knock on wood).

Plugged Barrel

Should a firearm be dropped on the muzzle or some other way gets the bore plugged the Bore Snake won't be much use. As mentioned earlier it is a rope. It likely can't be used to clear the obstruction. Once the obstruction is cleared or cleared enough for the brass fob to pass I'm sure it will do a bang up job with the rest of the problem.

How much are they?

Depending on the vendor prices vary. For just the Bore Snake itself I have seen them for as little at 12 bucks at Wal-Mart to nearly 20 dollars on a Gun Show Table. Hoppe's also offers the Bore Snake as a kit that also includes bore cleaner and a handy ballistic nylon carrying case for some dollars more. Personally I think the time saved is worth the price.

They love this in the Sandbox

As I was writing this piece I learned that some of our fighting men and women in the Middle East are using this product and many more of them would like to have one. Knowing that the son-in-law of a friend is headed to Baghdad for a fifteen month tour in a few days, I stopped by Wal-Mart and bought one for him to take with him. His wife recently delivered their second child and Richard has already had one tour in Afghanistan.

I found the last one they had in .22 caliber behind about a half dozen Bore Snakes for 12 gauge shotguns.(Sometimes it pays to do a little looking) If I couldn't find one I was prepared to give him my own slightly used one in the same caliber just to be sure that he had one. He told me that a lot of the time they were having to clean their weapons 2-3 times a day to insure that they would function. Having spent some time in the desert a long, long time ago myself I can readily attest to that.

If you know or are related to someone heading out to the Middle East for the first time or going back for another tour do them a big favor and get them a Bore Snake sized for .22 caliber to take with them. If you know someone that is already over there send them one.

Project Bore Snake

In doing some on-line research for this missive I also encountered a website called "Project Bore Snake". Located in Fresno California it is the mission of the people that run "Project Bore Snake" to equip as many of our fighting men/women as they can with these cleaning tools. If you don't know anyone going or already there you might consider making a donation to "Project Bore Snakes".

Monday, October 29, 2007

Financial Liability for No Guns Allowed signs? GRPC Notes #3


Chunk Klein, along with a few others successfully challenged the status quo on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms in Ohio several years ago. This challenge led to the passage of a concealed carry law in Ohio. Until that time there were no provisions for concealed carry in the Buckeye State and those that openly carried a sidearm were often charged with something akin to "disturbing the peace" or "inciting a panic". There was nearly no way a citizen in Ohio could legally exercise the Right to Keep and Bear Arms without running afoul of the law.

Ultimately the state Supreme Court ruled that those in power could not have it both ways;

No statutory allowance for concealed carry and punishment for open carry.

It had to be one or the other

Since there were no provisions in statute that recognized concealed carry without penalty, the only way for citizens to "legally" exercise their Right to bear arms was to openly carry them on their person and NOT be subject to arrest, punishment intimidation and harassment.

This decision amounted to a cease and desist order on Ohio law enforcement charging those who openly carried a sidearm for personal protection with a crime.

From that decision large numbers of Ohioans held "Open Carry Walks".

Right to Keep and Bear Arms supporters across the state held very peaceful walks, in major population centers, while openly carrying sidearms. These walks were informative and brought national attention to the issue. They were also heavily monitored by the many law enforcement agencies.

They Still didn't get it

While there were no overt acts by Peace Officers to prevent or intimidate the exercise of a pre-existing Right recognized in both the Ohio State and Federal Constitution there were several reports that citizens leaving the walks were singled out and covertly set upon by Peace Officers engaging in tactics of intimidation.

I do not believe that there were any arrests, but several citizens reported that after leaving the march they were singly accosted, detained and investigated for exercising a Right that the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio had recently affirmed.

Even someone that barely eked out a passing grade in a High School Government class should realize the implications of that action and be appalled by it.

What part of;

The Supreme Court of the State of Ohio mandated that the open carry of a firearm in the state of Ohio is a legal activity affirmed by the Ohio State Constitution.

did they not understand?

What those few officers did is the same as stopping a person for, "driving the speed limit", "properly using turn signal devices" or "making a complete stop at a stop sign/light".

As noted above the Supreme Court decision and the open Carry walks ultimately led to the passage of Concealed Carry in Ohio. A provision in the law, and in many other states as well, allows those responsible for private property to post signs that deny employees and consumers the ability to legally carry a firearm on their premises.

Although the Politically Correct term for these areas is "Gun-Free Zones", legally armed law-abiding citizens refer to them as "Victim-Disarmament Zones". The rightful conclusion is that since armed criminals by virtue of their job description do not obey the law the only people who comply are "defenseless law-abiding victims".

A Book on the Subject

Since that time Chuck Klein has written a book entitled "Guns in the Workplace", A Manual for Private Sector Employers and Employees.

It is not an understatement that this book should be read by everyone one that owns their own business. Additionally business owners should make it required ready for their entire Human Relations Departments if their business is large enough to require one.

As I have oft stated in the past, should I encounter a "No Firearms allowed sign" in my travels I, as a law abiding citizen, will respect the wishes of that management and not patronize their establishment.

It is not a protest or boycott on my part;

It is simply an expression of respect for the Rights of that property owner/manager and my own ethical standards on obeying the law.

Klein's book, edited by William M. Gustavson Esq., is an excellent "how to" manual for those that are struggling with the idea of employees and consumers legally carrying firearms on their property. The book carefully examines both sides of the decision to allow it or not.

The most interesting aspect that I gleaned from the book concerns the financial liability that a business may incur if they decide to prohibit the legal carry of firearms on their property.

Klein indicates that should harm occur that could have been prevented had that person been in possession of their legally carried firearm, the business could be financially liable in a civil action brought by that person or person/s survivors for failure to provide or allow for adequate protection.

In essence by denying a person, that is legally able to carry a firearm, from possession of a firearm on that property that business is acknowledging that they have assumed responsibility for the safety and protection of, not just the firearm owner but, all persons that either work or patronize the premises.

Klein writes that in some states statutes have been written "exempting" businesses from such liability when they declare their property a "Gun-FreeZone". He points out however that courts generally do not favorably view a for profit business being free from liability for intentionally restricting the ability of law abiding citizens to provide for their own safety and protection.

Klein goes on to reference the Federal Liability Statute (USC Title 42 , Chapter 21, Sub chapter 1) that;

...... causes to be subjected, any citizen or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proceedings for redress ...

In other words the federal law will trump the state law and businesses that post their properties relying solely on the state statute to protect them could still be liable for financial losses.

Intentional Acts are not covered by most Policies

This has led many to believe that we are covered by the "well that is what I have insurance for" axiom.

Again Klein cautions those responsible for making the "Gun-free Zone" decision to consider;

Most insurance policies have an exclusionary for "intentional acts" committed by those covered by the policy.

Preventing the exercise of a Right by a property owner/manager is an INTENTIONAL ACT.

If faced with a large monetary suit it would be reasonable to expect that any insurance company would divest themselves of any financial obligation by asserting that the covered party "intentionally" violated the terms of the policy. In this event, not only would the owner/manager be financing two law suits (one against themselves for deprivation of a right and the one they would need to bring against their insurance carrier for non-coverage/payment) any and all monetary cost/award would fall squarely on the assets of the policy holder.

Should the business, that the insurance company successfully bails on, be a corporation, limited liability or otherwise the business might be financially challenged or even ruined, but personal possessions of the owners might remain un-effected.

Conversely if the entity in question is a "Sole Proprietorship" or other "unprotected entity" any of the personal property assets of the owner, such as vehicles, jewelry, homes and other personal property would be subject to forfeiture and/or liens.

As evidenced by Chucks book there is important serious consideration that must be done by any property owner/manager when making the decision to post a property as a "Gun-Free Zone" or not.

As far as this issue is concerned I, and every law abiding firearms owner that I know, respect the decision whether it is to allow or deny. That is their Right.

I would suggest that anyone faced with the enormous responsibility of deciding this issue to not take it lightly, read Mr. Klein's book, consult jointly with legal counsel and insurance provider/s for advice and make the most responsible decision possible based on that information.

If that decision is to post "No Guns Allowed" signs and it is grounded in the best legal advice and a WRITTEN GUARANTEE OF COVERAGE conformation letter from an insurance provider then I will respect that.

Should the decision be to not post any signs at all or even post "Citizens legally carrying firearms welcome" signs (as some businesses do), I will respect that as well and show my appreciation for the recognition of a Right by patronizing the establishment.

As a final note I followed the progress of Klein's lawsuit and the resulting open carry walks when all of that took place. It was not until this years Gun Rights Policy Conference when Chuck was one of the featured speakers that I finally got to meet him.