Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Thought

With Memorial Day upon us, I would like to go beyond the usual, “thank you to those that fought and died for this nation.” I would suggest that you consider what they fought for, and aid in the continuing struggle to preserve liberty, so that their loss was not in vein.

American soldiers have fought to defend our way of life. They have fought to preserve the Republic, which consists of a federal government whose power is supposed to be restrained by constitutional limits, and to preserve our individual liberty, which is guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

If American soldiers did not fight and die for these ideals then what did they fight for? If we give up what it means to be Americans, then we become like every other socialist nation in the world. I don’t believe that our soldiers went off to war just so that our nation could be the biggest bully in the school yard. I believe that they fought for the American ideals. The belief that the individual is sovereign, that we are free to speak our minds, practice the religion of our choice, be secure in our homes, bear arms in our defense and not have the fruits of our labor stolen at every opportunity, only to be handed out in exchange for votes.
Our constitution has been under continuous assault since our nation’s birth, and the powers of the federal government have expanded way beyond any authority granted in the constitution. I would suggest that this Memorial Day you make a commitment to assist, not only in the preservation, but the restoration of our rights. I know how precious free time is, but I can’t think of a better way to honor those who have died for this nation than to restore the liberty that they fought and died for. Join the organizations fighting for freedom, volunteer time, and if you can, send money. Most importantly when it comes time for an election, vote for the candidates that support individual liberty, not the ones promising the most government programs and handouts.

This year, honor the men and women who gave everything, by supporting freedom. Read and understand the constitution and its amendments. Understand that those documents define what the government can and cannot do. Urge your representatives to pass freedom friendly legislation and repeal oppressive laws, and if they don’t, do your best to get them unelected. Honor those that gave everything on the battlefield to protect your liberty, by protecting your own liberty through the political process.

On this Memorial Day, remember those that have served and continue to serve our nation. Make a commitment to protect the liberty that they have given, and continue to give everything for.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fun Guns

Things I found at the NRA show that if I happen to ever have some spare fun money, I may have to pick up...

Stoeger Tactical Coach Gun
I'm not sure why but it sure would be fun just to take it to a cowboy action match with a light, laser and red dot attached. I guess I'd just like to see how many dirty looks I got... :-)

Little baby browning
Just because it's cute!

Chiappa Rhino 2"
It's fugly in a neat sort of way and I like guns on the smaller side which is why I would select the short barrel.

What does it mean when a guy likes small guns with short barrels?

Size Doesn't Matter Concealment Does

I have been trying to catch up since the NRA but with my son finishing tennis season and having matches from Buffalo through the entire finger lakes area it's been difficult.

While trying to catch up on my Blog reading, I happened across Caleb's latest opinion on the small 9mm handguns.I still don't understand why they are being called pocket 9's...

 I had to comment:

Your right! I don’t “need” one, but I wanted one. I have the SR9c, the LC9 and S&W BG .380. I am still testing the LC9, but I like the way it carry's and it is far easier to get accurate hits than the pocket .380 or even my M&Pc in .40.

Yes the trigger is not as nice as the SR9c (Again still better than the .380) but the LC9 is just a nice small gun and conceals a little better than the SR9c. I’m not sure what people are wearing that they can call these 9’s pocket pistols, but I don’t own any pants that would hold them in a pocket anyway. I’d certainly never get it out in a hurry.

When you’re in gun-unfriendly NY, you don’t want to risk printing. The smallest gun that makes the biggest holes that you can control is often the best choice when out in public.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Patriot Ghost

My son took this really cool picture while at the NRA celebration event.

It inspires the image of a ghost of a revolutionary soldier appearing in the crowd. Maybe it's just me...

May the spirit of liberty always be present!

Guns Save Lives

We happened to see the SAF Guns save Lives truck while at the NRA meeting.
This truck is the Second Amendment Foundations answer to the Bloomberg Mayors Against Guns truck and they could use our support.

Breaking News Regarding the Bin Laden Mission

For all you trekkies. The Germans are secretely reporting that the Maquis took a break from their raids on Cardassian outposts and ships, to take out Osama Bin Laden. I hope they used one of those really cool, and most painfull, Klingon disruptors. Qapla'!!

I guess this explains why the existence of Seal Team VI has been denied for so long. The government would have to admit that their knowledge of extraterestrials.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

2A Childrens Book

Unfortunately I didn't get to talk to the author but there was a woman at the the NRA exhibits who was handing out a childrens book about Bears and the right to Keep and Bear Arms. They were free, she was trying to get NRA members to read it and offer opinions.

I finally read through it for the first time and it seemed to hold my daughters attention very well. There were a couple of large words and concepts for a 5 year old that I needed to explain, but I think we made it with some understanding of the subject. I am going to reserve a complete review of the book until after I have been able to read the book in one sitting and while not sleep deprived. More to follow....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

NRA AM Update

I'm home from the NRA AM and saw my wife for about 20 minutes before she headed out of town. Out of curiosity, what happened to flying cars and transporters? This is the 21st century.

I'd like to the thank Alan Gottlieb from the Second Amendment Foundation and Breda for hosting a Saturday night reception for bloggers. It was nice to get a summary of what's going on in the area of 2A litigation and also to meet so many of the bloggers who I read fairly regularly. I really wish I would have gotten more time to chat, but I had family that I had sent to the Saturday night NRA event and had to take them back to the camp.

I still haven't had time to get all the pictures off the camera and I have a couple of new holsters I am trying out and will report on as soon as I've given them a good workout.

Updates to the blogroll coming soon.