Things I Hate About Carrying A Gun

A GLOCK 30 45 ACP pistol with a Streamlight TLR-6 weapon mounted light.

I’m pretty much a Second Amendment absolutist. The fact that I can’t just stroll down to the local gun shop and walk away with my very own un-crippled M4A1 select-fire rifle irks me to no end, and I consider gun control tantamount to treason. But that doesn’t mean I love everything about the firearms world. In fact, there’s things that annoy me, especially when it comes to carrying a gun. Yes, there are downsides to concealed carry. And open carry, but my experience with that is limited…

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Top Ten Myths About Firearms

Depicted here is a Heckler & Koch UMP 45, a real submachine gun.

Myths abound about firearms and the ‘scene’ surrounding them, and some of the most onerous and persistent ones rear their ugly heads after notorious shooting incidents. As dedicated Second Amendment enthusiasts and defenders of the right to keep and bear arms, it’s our job to (politely!) educate the uninformed masses on the facts about firearms. Without further ado, here are the top ten ones that, for lack of a better phrase, bother me the most…

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My Thoughts On The Las Vegas Tragedy, And Our Civil Rights

My heart goes out to my friends who were affected by the tragedy in Las Vegas this past Sunday...

These past few days, we have joined together in sadness, shock, and grief as we mourn the loss of over 50 people during the tragedy in Las Vegas on Sunday night at the Route 91 Festival during Jason Aldean’s concert. I had the sincere pleasure of living and working out there for a year, and met many amazing people, most of whom I’m still friends with today. Thankfully, they are all OK, but each was affected by this act of pure evil. I stand solidly today with them as they work to assess the situation and go on with their lives. My best wishes also to the first responders and local, state, and national law enforcement agencies who are no doubt working hard to find the correct answers as to the motives of this unhinged maniac. I know the answers will not come easy, but when they do, I hope they shine meaning into the darkness.

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Lessons From Hurricane Irma

One should always be prepared for a natural or man-made disaster, including having procedured on what to do with your firearms...

This past Sunday, one of the most powerful tropical cyclones in history, Hurricane Irma, made landfall in Florida and wreaked a trail of varying degrees of destruction throughout most of Florida. From the Keys to Jacksonville, most of the state was ravaged in some degree by the storm. Millions of people, including myself, my wife, her son (aka my step-son) her father, and our dog and cat, evacuated for safer areas in anticipation of the worst.

While we were safe, and our evacuation procedures went as expected, the reality was that there were some glaring holes in our preps…

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