If you are anti-guns, or afraid of guns, or just don't like them and don't want them in your house, then this blog is for you.
(It might just change your mind)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Quotes of the day

Quote from Pacifists:
"But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you ... it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."
- Dalai Lama XIV

" The right to defend one's home and one's person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law."
- Martin Luther King

Other Quotes:
"The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose."
- James Earl Jones

"There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men."
- Robert A. Heinlein

"Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks. Their children, brought up easy, let it slip away again; poor fools. And their grand-children are once more slaves."
- D. H. Lawrence

Weapons Dependency: All Fighting is Fighting

by Ernest Emerson
Anyone pulls a knife on me I'll just shoot him!"
-Dead Man Stabbed 17 times....Gun still in Holster
You have no idea how many times I've heard that statement.

In today's modern technologically dependent society someone has invented something for just about every need. And because of this we feel hindered or even helpless when we don't have one of those gadgets or inventions to accomplish a given task. We are raising and our society is creating a population of young men and women who are governed by a technological dependence. A dependence that says, "we can't do our job if we don't have the technological helper to do it."

It is not the body armor, the GPS, the laser range finder, the M-4 or the flashlight that are important. These are only tools to supplement the means toward an objective, they are not the means. If any of these tools fail in their use, the individual must adapt, rethink, and overcome their failure and not be governed by it.

Walmart brings back the gun One-stop shop; Bid to drive store traffic

by Andria Cheng

Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is bringing back rifles and shotguns to about 500 U.S. Walmart stores, mostly in rural areas, to broaden product assortment as part of an attempt to make its outlets one-stop shopping destinations. The move comes as the world's largest retailer attempts to reverse seven straight quarters of same store sales declines at Walmart U.S.

Walmart U.S. already carries hunting weapons in more than 1,000 of its about 3,600 namesake locations. The company sells handguns only in Alaska. Walmart had stopped selling guns at all but a third of its U.S. stores five years ago because of diminished sales,


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Shepard to his flock

Pastors, reverends, priests and rabbi are often refereed to as the Sheppard of their flocks.

Shepard: (n) One who keeps their flock intact and protects it from wolves and other predators. The duty of the shepherd was also to supervise the migration of the flock.
I am a pastor, CHL-holder, and carry at all times. I was a student at Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth in 1999 when a gunman entered the nearby Wedgwood Baptist Church during a Youth rally and killed 7 people, wounded 7 more then killed himself. The shooter used two pistols and a pipe bomb and had time to change magazines several times as he walked through the church, shooting some as they cowered beneath the pews. One of the dead was a classmate of mine.

My calling is to love, nurture and care for people, but I and my congregation will not be defenseless targets for a madman.

- Jack "ReverendBiker"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Guns on TX Campuses

Consider this: College students are typically 18-21 years old; Freshman through Senior. To get a CHL, in Texas you must be 21 years old. Less than 1/4 of students are even eligible to carry.

FBI statistics show that while campuses have lower violent crime rate than the general public, they are far from safe. [For Example] SMU had 14 reported rapes in 2004 and 6 more in 2006. State wide, there were 51 rapes, 50 robberies and 115 assaults on campuses in Texas. Whats worse is that according to an FBI study, only about a 3rd of the actual rapes that occur are reported, meaning the actual number could be as high as 150.

Compare this to Utah, where campus concealed carry has been legal for several years. On Utah campuses the per-capita crime rate is less than 1/2 that of Texas campuses or most other states.

In 80 semesters across the campuses there have been no reported incident where a CHL holder violated the law, exposed a gun, no gun has evern been stolen, no gun has ever been exposed. You are far less likely to be hurt by a CHL holder in texas or anywhere else than you are by the general population.

"We are talking about 21 year olds; People who have carried before; People who are old enough to know their responsibilities to carry a weapon."


Please check out this resource

Texas Gun News Blog

Friday, April 22, 2011

Guns are for the weak

by Zee

A friend of mine once told me that "guns are for the weak" implying that as civilians, we didn't need them.  I replied simply "Yes Dana, guns ARE for the weak.  Guns are for the weak to protect themselves against those stronger" - to protect us against individuals and groups who might attack, rob or kill us.  To an criminal with a gun, any potential victim without a gun *is* weak by comparison.

This is nothing new.  Mankind has been using weapons to get an advantage in combat since the dawn of time; from the caveman with a club, spear or arrow against a bear or rival tribe, to the medieval sword and shield against an invading army.  Are we more civilized that that now?  We'd like to think so, but we are not really. 

Would it be nice if criminals didn't have guns?  Sure.  But that genie is out of the bottle.  Criminals aren't going to give them up, and we the law abiding civilians need to be on equal footing with those who would use them against us.  The gun has been called "The great equalizer" and for good reason.

"Allowing citizens to carry concealed handguns reduces violent crimes," argues John Lott in his groundbreaking book, "More Guns, Less Crime." Further, "reductions coincide very closely with the number of concealed-handgun permits issued." Having more guns in the hands (and inside the jacket pockets) of Americans deters violent crime, including murder.

The reason for this fact is simple: Firearms reduce the power differential between the weak and the strong, making it harder for the strong to prey upon the weak. Being strong doesn't help much when you're dead or wetting your pants in fear because your potential victim shoved a barrel muzzle under your nose.

Take rape, a crime usually involving a stronger person attacking a weaker person.

Whereas a woman may be severely beaten, even killed, if she resists by using her fists – where the man likely has her outmatched – says Lott, "by far the safest course of action is to have a gun. A woman who behaves passively is 2.5 times as likely to end up being seriously injured as a woman who has a gun."

Read more: The great equalizer

And what if we *could* take back all the guns?  Magically wave a wand and they disappear?  Then criminals would *still* have the advantage over the unarmed, because criminals are the ones on the offensive - which potentially gives them forethought, planning, surprise, and improved weapons.

Unfortunately, guns are a necessity.  Not everyone will carry them.  But if enough of us do, then criminals wont know if their target is armed or not.  And we don't just protect ourselves, we protect each other.  The more armed citizens there are, the less chance the criminals will have against us.

The next time you see a CHL, thank them for being ready to defend not only their own lives, but also the lives of you and your family.


"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
Thomas Jefferson - Commonplace Book 1774-1776

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Two more reasons you need to carry a handgun and a CHL

That's two in one week folks.  Both the in the DFW area.  Be safe, maintain situational awareness, and go armed.  Don't be the next victim.

Police are scouring a South Dallas neighborhood after a Plano man was found slain in the back seat of a pickup Wednesday afternoon.  Eloy Espinoza Merlan, 42, had been shot multiple times when officers found him about 12:30 p.m. in the back seat of a Toyota Tundra parked on Marder Street


Investigators gather in a field just east of the Dallas North Tollway, south of Lebanon, in Frisco, where Plano Police said they had found a body


Holster Considerations

By Zee

Ok, so you've decided to get a gun. Now you need a holster to carry it in. Just buy one off ebay or your local sporting goods store, right? Any old one will do?

Of course not. There are many different kinds of holsters, for many different types of carry, and each one should be designed to carry your specific model of gun.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

This is why you should get your CHL and carry

If you're the type that needs a reason to go our and get your Concealed Handgun License (CHL), here's a good one:
Carmen Miranda was vacuuming her car and talking on her cell phone when a man dubbed the Baseline Killer shot her in the head, shoved her body in the back seat and lodged her legs over her head with her pants pulled down.

The Phoenix woman was the last victim connected to a string of eight other killings in 2005 and 2006 in which victims were attacked while going about daily activities such as leaving work, waiting at a bus stop or washing a car.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Front Sight’s Monday Blog: Why You Carry a Loaded Gun...

I am often asked if I think it is safe or smart to carry a gun with a live cartridge in the chamber.

My answer is, “Yes, a live round in the chamber of a modern handgun, coupled with strict adherence to the Four, Universal Safety Rules is safe and smart.”

Fortifying Yourself and Your Home Against Crime


Lots of good information here, but these paragraphs struck me as particularly relevant:

In my first post on crime, I urged you to accept the reality of the criminal threat and to mentally choose not to allow yourself to be easily victimized. Hopefully, you’re reading this second post because you’ve sworn off the denial, distraction and passivity that characterizes most people and decided to do whatever you reasonably can to protect yourself, your family and your home. If this mindset of yours is authentic and deeply felt, you’re more than halfway to your goal.

Your next step is to form a self-protection plan. Helping you do that is the purpose of this second post. “Self-protection” is too large of a subject so I’ve narrowed it down to something you can reasonably take on in the near future: fortifying your home and yourself against crime. I’m going to focus on three types of crimes because your plans to defend against all three are closely related.

1. Burglary when your house is unoccupied.
2. Burglary when you are home.
3. Home invasion robbery

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Texas Bill to Allow Guns on Campus ‘Clearly Not Dead’

The legislation to allow concealed weapons on college campuses has hit a snag in the Texas state senate, the Star Telegram reports. However, the bill’s creator and sponsor Senator Jeff Wentworth says that this is just a temporary delay, and he’s sure that it will ultimately pass and become law.

The current versions under consideration in the Senate and the House give “opt-out” options to private universities, after consultations with students and faculty.

At the moment, Wentworth concedes that he doesn’t have the required number of votes to bring the bill up for debate even with Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s recent remarks in support of the measure.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

UPDATE: Current Pending Gun Legislation

SB 354 re"carrying of concealed handguns on the college campuses" is now listed as "Motion Withdrawn"


FACTCHECK: The Brady Campaign

Debunk the Brady Campaign
by K Keegan

This is a really good blog I stumbled on today. It has some good videos and content for your reading pleasure.


K Kegan's blog (lots of good stuff here):

Best Defense

If you haven't seen or read the Best Defense items, you might want to check them out. Surviving an attack is all about situational awareness and having a plan.

Attack in a parking garage:

Shopping may be the great American past time but it also [sometimes] puts you in a parking garage, which may be one of the most unsafe places to be. What happens when all those packages do not nothing but slow you down.


Attack in an elevator:

Some times in our every day life, we have to use elevators. When being attacked in this metal box, your escape options can be completely cut off.


Women Shooters

I was asked to post something about women shooters in the news. This is an older article, but it is a good one....

The Girl Who Won it All: Jessie Abbate

Ex-cheerleader and "girly-girl" Jessie Abbate won two USPSA national titles and swept the Steel Challenge nationals in 2007 and 2008. In 2009 she took two more USPSA National titles (Production and Limited), swept the Steel Challenge Nationals, and shot a perfect hat trick at the Worlds. That made her unbeaten in 18 starts over three years


Her Personal Website:

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quote of the day

"Sheep love anything that looks like a Sheppard, obey anything that looks like a sheepdog, and fear anything that looks like a wolf.. Problem is, Sometimes false Sheppards have sheepdogs and cry wolf."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Christians, the Bible, and Guns

Christians, the Bible, and Guns

We already know that gun laws don’t prevent gun crime. It was illegal for a student to carry a weapon on the Virginia Tech campus, and so the only student with a gun was the one shooting everyone in sight. Short of snapping magical fingers and disappearing all firearms, no law imaginable can prevent guns from being used by criminals. But we know all this already, and it’s all been completely documented.

We also know that as a matter of United States law, the right to own guns is recognized by the Constitution. All the hemming and hawing one can conjure up doesn’t change the fact that the very foundational document of our government says “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Some people try to argue that militia means government military, but it doesn’t, and the very wording of the amendment places the right of arms ownership with the people and not the state.

But now, what of the Christian? Can a Christian accept these facts and own guns without hypocrisy?

What is Vengeance?


Illinois House Approves Bill Keeping Names of Gun Owners Private

By Judson Berger

The Illinois House has approved a bill that would keep private the names of state gun owners, as lawmakers battle to prevent the attorney general from opening up those files to the public.

The bill passed Friday on a 98-12 vote and heads next to the Senate. It was drafted in response to opinions from state Attorney General Lisa Madigan saying the state police should release the official list identifying all firearm permit holders in response to a reporter's Freedom of Information Act request.

Gun-rights advocates have raised concern that publishing the names of gun owners would pose a safety risk -- since it could be used to determine which people don't own weapons.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls is for You, Dad

What would your daughter do, dad, if confronted by a rapist intending to kill her after he’s finished with her?

Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls is here to help fathers with daughters. You will learn in this quick read how to teach your daughters to fight, shoot guns, sense BS, be classy, despise anti-intellectualism, be visionaries, party without going Snooki, value hunting and the outdoors, esteem traditional convictions, and how to avoid the date from hell.

With the wisdom of hindsight and experience Doug has written the ultimate manual for dads on raising righteous and rowdy daughters who will go out into the world well prepared- morally, physically, intellectually and with joyful hearts- to be indomitable and mighty lionesses in our cultural jungle.

"Principles for raising girls with a fighting spirit, discernment, a winning attitude, and a holy vision to overcome this feces filled culture."

Raising Righteous and Rowdy Girls
By Doug Giles


Thursday, April 7, 2011

5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to Movies)

By Robert Evans

Most Americans actually know very little about guns. Hollywood writers realized this a long time ago and, being writers, used it as an excuse to never do any fact-checking ever again.

Even in blue states, more people are taking up shooting for self defense

Shooting Facility Expands
By Neema Vedadi

Rattlesnake Mountain Range
Benton County, Washington

Demand by gun owners has triggered the expansion of [a local] shooting facility as more people look for a safe place to practice shooting.

The shooting range markets itself as a safe, clean, family-friendly place. They now have 3,000 members and last year 18,000 visitors came out to shoot; 2000 more than the year before.

Tim Thompson started shooting about a year ago.

"I just feel as a dad and as a husband that it's my duty to protect my family," he said.

Rattlesnake has a calendar full of competitions and six areas for different types of shooting - from long-range shooting up to 1,000 yards, to cowboy action pistol ranges and metal target plinking for rim-fire rifles. And they're adding more, including a youth hunting training range set to open this summer, and a metal target plinking range for center fire handguns.

"We want to grow as we see a need and we've seen that need," said Dotty Rickards, President of the Tri-Cities Shooting Association, a non-profit group that runs the facility.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Think you don't need to carry a gun today? It happens every day

If you knew when & where trouble were to happen, you just wouldn't go there. For every other day, there's the SECOND AMENDMENT.
Pizza delivery man kills armed robber
Detroit police say a pizza delivery driver shot and killed one of three men trying to rob him. Police say three men approached the driver Sunday night, and one of them produced a handgun. The driver then pulled his own handgun and fatally shot the armed robber. The other suspects fled. Police say the driver had a license to carry a concealed weapon, along with many of the other pizza store drivers.

"If he'd worked for Dominoes he'd be screwed. They FIRE anyone who defends himself with a legal gun immediately as per policy. Cam Edwards calls this "death by Human Resources"." - Ray Ficara


Armed Pastor Holds Thieves for Police
Two Texas teenagers are in police custody after a pastor found them burglarizing his church and held them at gunpoint until authorities arrived on scene. Pastor James McAbee, who runs the Lighthouse Worship Center has a concealed handgun license. he had just finished up his service Sunday when he spotted two teenagers breaking into his church.


Home invasion intruder killed
Three masked people two males and a female entered the Hunlock Creek home around 11:39 a.m. The female victim shot [one of]the intruders, police said. Robert Muntz, 44, of Sweet Valley, was killed. Muntz had prior drug trafficing and manufacturing convictions and was a member of the Ashley-based Outlaws Motorcycle Club, the local affiliate of a dangerous nationwide biker gang.


An armed campus? Protestors seek right to carry concealed guns

by Grace Moore, Richard Grunert

“People are responsible for their own safety,” said Karl Rollin, head of Western’s concealed carry chapter. “It’s about having the right mindset.”

Arizona, Texas and nine other states ... currently [have] legislation in the works that would allow firearms on their campuses.

7 States Considering Allowing Guns On College Campuses

by Danielle Wiener-Bronner

Schools have traditionally been gun-free zones, but some states are considering loosening or changing laws when it comes to firearms on campus.

While some say that allowing guns on campus would increase violent incidents, others say that armed students would be better able to protect themselves in crisis situations.

According to Armedcampuses.org, an anti-gun site which lists post secondary institutions that currently allow firearms on campus, Utah is the only state which prohibits colleges from setting institutional rules regarding guns on campus and expressly allows arms on campus. Colorado, Michigan and Virginia allow institutions to ban guns at their discretion, but host a number of schools which allow firearms on campus.


How God protects a rightious man

The Real life story of Alvin Cullum York
From Wikipedia

Alvin Cullum York (December 13, 1887 – September 2, 1964) a pacifist and conscientious objector to war, became one of the most decorated American soldiers in World War I.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Stop the Zealots

by Michelle Malkin

For 30 years, Chicago banned handguns. The crime rate skyrocketed. Murders soared. Gangs blossomed. Desperate city officials even considered calling the National Guard to combat the out-of-control violence that all the "community organizing" in the world couldn't curb. The Supreme Court struck down Chicago's individual firearms ownership prohibition last year, but the same anti-gun zealots who put Windy City citizens' lives at risk remain in power.

And now one of them may soon be in charge of the scandal-plagued Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.