There’s room for everyone . . . With John Brown Gun Club, is there a growing community of left wing gun right advocates?
Yes… Sort of. I don’t like the labels, because they mean different things to different people, so we’re often not understanding what each other is actually saying or meaning. Yes, there is a growing community of “lefty gunnies,” but it’s actually just regrowing after a bit of dormancy, and it’s not growing all that much. When you’re dealing with very small numbers to start with, a little growth can seem like a lot. A group might double in size, but if it only had 5 people to begin with, double is not that impressive.
There have always been “liberal” gun owners. JFK was a Life Member of NRA. The divide had become so dramatic though, that gay gun owners reported that it was much easier for them to tell their shooting friends that they were gay, than to tell their gay friends that they were shooters, and “liberal” shooters tended to avoid letting the members of their gun club know they were Democrats. All of that ebbs and flows though. At the moment, more “liberals” are becoming more vocal about gun ownership. We saw a little of that during W’s term, but it’s much more pronounced now.
This is what doesn’t happen with a disarmed populace . . . Marysville police applaud homeowner’s handling of confrontation with wanted man
Marysville (WA) police said a homeowner did everything right when he came face-to-face with a criminal on the lam Monday morning, putting his conceal-and-carry permit to the test.
The homeowner, Joe Hemrich, said it took the decade of training with his pistol to teach him not to pull the trigger on the man.
“I swing the door open and say, hey! He turned and that’s when I said, put your hands in the air,” Hemrich said.
How will you celebrate? . . . Trijicon Holds One Millionth ACOG Celebration in October
To celebrate this exciting milestone with customers and dealers, Trijicon is hosting a 24 Days of ACOG Sweepstakes at MillionthACOG.com. Here’s how it will work:
– For 24 straight days (starting October 1), visitors to MillionthACOG.com can enter once each day for a chance to win a prize package.
– On the last day (October 24 – 25), 24 Days of ACOG turns to 24 Hours of ACOG, when visitors get a chance to win the grand prize by entering every hour for 24 hours.
– All daily winners will be announced during 24 Hours of ACOG, with the grand prize winner announced on October 26.
Trijicon is proud to count among its ACOG users the United States Marine Corps, United States Army, United States Special Operations Forces, United States Government, state and local Law Enforcement and many of America’s allies. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of civilian enthusiasts who trust the ACOG for their dedicated riflescope.
More blood running ankle-deep in the streets…all evidence to the contrary . . . Dana Milbank: NRA dead wrong on recreation
I take personal comfort in Title XI of the sportsmen’s bill, which says that if you can legally own a gun in states with anything-goes gun laws (such as Texas), you can transport that gun through places with restrictive laws (such as Washington, D.C.).
People could be free to take their AR-15s, their AK-47s or perhaps even their M134 machine guns to the capital. They wouldn’t be allowed to leave them here, but it’s likely some would do so anyway — a welcome development, because I have discovered a population of moles burrowing in my lawn. A weapon that fires 100 rounds a minute would make quick work of them.
Just like the scorpion, it’s in his nature . . . Bloomberg Spending Millions To Elect Anti-Gun Virginia Governor
Billionaire anti-gunner Michael Bloomberg is at it again, pledging to spend $1 million through his gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety in an attempt to impact Virginia’s upcoming elections for governor and attorney general.
The $1 million consisted of $750,000 for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and $250,000 for incumbent Attorney General Mark Herring, both of whom support more restrictive gun control laws for law-abiding Virginians.
Moreover, Everytown has made clear that the $1 million is only the first of an undisclosed number of investments that will be made in the Virginia races.
It’s almost that time of year . . . Things To-Do Before You Hunt
The best place to learn safety before heading out in the field is first at a hunter’s safety course, then out on the shooting range.
If you’re looking for a hunter education class in your area, go online to Hunter-Ed for a start. The site allows you to inquire about classes in your state. Most states offer several courses with a higher number occurring just before spring and fall hunting seasons.
After you’ve completed your hunting course, you should have an awareness of firearms. To be most successful, and of course safe, in the field you now need to get to know your hunting gun.
Irresponsible gunship pilot of the day . . . Russian Helicopter Fires Missile by Accident
At least one bystander narrowly escaped death when a Russian military helicopter accidentally fired a missile into a parking lot during a training exercise, a video released on Tuesday shows.
The video, from the online news portal 66.ru, shows two helicopters swooping over a field at treetop level before one suddenly fires off rockets that seem to hit a truck just a few yards from the bystander, who was standing on the parking lot, which is next to a firing range near St. Petersburg.
Supporting a good cause . . . Benelli USA Invitational Raises $55,000 for Freedom Hunters
The third annual Benelli USA Invitational Shoot drew 152 shooters from within the outdoor industry and across the region to raise more than $55,000 for Freedom Hunters to support outdoor opportunities for active duty and combat veterans.
The Benelli USA Invitational Shoot took place on Friday, September 15 at Prince George’s County Trap and Skeet Center in Glenn Dale, Maryland. Attendees included active duty military personnel, veterans; Freedom Hunters participants from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and other shotgunners from the region who competed in a sporting clays shoot. Following the shoot competitors enjoyed lunch and participated in a silent auction and raffle, whose proceeds also went to Freedom Hunters.