Sunday, December 23, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
For more on Chick-fil-A Day, see this post.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Meanwhile, back in Tennessee, the leadership of the Republican Party took the position that a good citizen, who has had a background check, been fingerprinted, and ID'd, can't be trusted to take a gun back and forth to work and leave it locked in the car. They seem to think, not unlike the national leadership of the other party, that lawful gun owners are just one argument away from becoming a mass murderer.
This same leadership has steadfastly refused to bring Constitutional Carry to pass in Tennessee. I suppose they think us hillbillies aren't to be trusted. Not like those folks in Vermont, Alaska, Arizona, and Wyoming, whose natural right to self protection has been codified into law. These states' leadership recognize that inherent, God-given right to self preservation with the most useful tool, the handgun; without having to get a permission slip from the state.
The National Rifle Association and Tennessee Firearms Association took a stand against the Tennessee Republican leadership; supported, and helped Courtney Rogers soundly beat part of that leadership, Debra Maggert.
The remainder of the leadership can pay attention now, or pay attention later, when their colleagues are steadily picked off by TFA and NRA.
Saturday, August 25, 2012
The GOP platform calls for outlawing abortion in all circumstances. No exceptions.
This prompted me to write, with a heavy heart, this little satirical piece:
My Dear Child,
I know you will find this hard to understand, but it is very important that we know who your daddy is.
You see, if he is married to your mommy, then that's good. If your mommy and daddy are partners and you are what we called in the old days a love child, I can go with that.
But you see, if your daddy is some stranger who came in the window one night and brutally attacked your mommy, and in the process, you were conceived, then, . . . well you see, don't you?
You see, if they catch your daddy, then he will be, hopefully, locked up for a few years, and when he gets out, I am sure he will be rehabilitated, and never do that again. And maybe your mommy will eventually forget about that terrible night and about you.
If your daddy is also your cousin, then I am sure you would not want to be embarrassed by having him around at birthday parties and Christmas, and, well, again, . . . it would be very uncomfortable for all of us, don't your see?
You do understand that I am pro-life, don't you?
Your loving uncle,
It seems that in much of our society it is of grave importance who your daddy is, because, if he is the wrong person, you become the second victim in this terrible chain of events.
Your daddy gets jail time, maybe,
Friday, August 24, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
The NRA and Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) both jumped into this race, and aided Rogers. Here is TFA's Executive Director, John Harris, in a post-election interview(a little over three minutes):
Here's the deal, gun rights advocates will continue to replace politicians who make big promises, then turn their backs on us when they get into office.
The Speaker and her cronies should take a lesson from this.
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Good food. Lori, our server, was great. I ordered the Elvis and a Coke. More than enough food.
Only down side, music was too loud.
If you pack a pistol, Chuy's is not posted.
Never leave your cave without your club.
Location: Kingston Pike at Cedar Bluff Road, in the new Kroger parking lot, Knoxville, TN
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Eating a late breakfast at Chick-fil-A. It is very busy for 10 am.
So, I ask the manager, "How's business today?"
"A little overwhelming!" he says.
Bless the Lord and all His people turning out today!
I chatted briefly with the Neal family who had driven in from Kingston to show their support for Chick- fil-A.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
SEE YOU THERE!
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
My answer has been, "No, not yet."
Friends, It's time!
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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Enter Mitt Romney. What will he do regarding universal health care, considering this closely mirrors his Massachusetts plan. I dunno. He says that on his first day in office, he will do what the court did not do (repeal Obamacare). We'll see.
But I do know this. If Obama is reelected, we will see more Kagans and Sotomayors sitting on the bench for life. With Mitt, we can only speculate.
Looking at the firearms issue, on the other hand, we have this history of Obama-
- Fast and Furious - Hundreds of Mexicans and two Federal agents are dead as a result of The ATF's gun walking scheme (This story was broken by fellow bloggers David Codrea and Mike Vanderbeogh, not Cheryl Atkinson of CBS).
- Long gun sale reporting to ATF in contravention of Federal law in border states.
- Support of UN gun banning schemes.
- Obama's support for reinstatement and extension of Clinton's Goldilocks gun ban.
- Obama's historical opposition to lawful handgun carry by good citizens (the Chicago plan).
We have historically been saddled with the choice of voting for what we call the 'lesser of two evils'. That's still a little less evil.
So, conservative, get off the fence, get the splinters out, and vote R in November.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
What now? It appears to me that this race is a precursor of the most important race in my lifetime. It will be challenger Governor Mitt Romney vs incumbent Barack Obama.
The honest truth is we don't know exactly what Romney will do if he is elected, but based on his recent history, we can be sure that Obama, if reelected, will have an influence on this great nation far after he has left office. We can say, with reasonable assuredness that he will change the mix in the Supreme Court. We had 5-4 decisions in both the Heller and McDonald cases. These cases, respectively, recognized the right to keep arms in Federal Enclaves (Heller) and the several states (McDonald). A different mix in the court, as assured by Obama if reelected, will push the pendulum back in the other direction.
Additionally, Obama has significantly accelerated this nation along the continuum from capitalism to fascism to socialism. Can the Republic bear four more years of such progress? I think not.
To all my friends who are loyal supporters of Dr. Ron Paul, the reality is that Paul simply can't win this election. So, PLEASE think carefully, and ask yourself if it is worth it to follow your heart and vote for Paul (if he becomes a third party candidate), or will it serve the greater good if you get behind Romney and defeat Obama. Which is worth more to you?
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3 April 2012
Students Take Aim at College Gun Bans
April 3, 2012 — Seven students were gunned down yesterday morning in California on
the same day that a national protest began to raise awareness about students being left
helpless against such murderers.
The national Empty Holster Protest, organized by Students for Concealed Carry,
involves students strapping on empty holsters to illustrate their defenselessness at the
hands of college gun bans. The event runs through April 6 and involves hundreds of
college campuses across the US.
“This is a poignant and ironic example of the very thing we’re protesting,” said David
Burnett, the group’s spokesman. “Colleges invite these shootings by guaranteeing
criminals their victims will be disarmed. It takes more than signs to fend off killers.”
Although the details of the massacre are still unclear, it remains apparent that
prohibitions against firearms were completely ineffective. Over 20 such college
shootings have occurred on so-called “gun-free” campuses since 2001. At the same time,
more than 200 campuses in six states allow students to carry handguns to class without
experiencing any such rampages.
“Gun-free zones are defense-free zones,” said Burnett. “Since our colleges can’t
guarantee our safety, it’s time for them to allow us a fighting chance and decriminalize
David Burnett, Director of Public Relations
Students for Concealed Carry
Students for Concealed Carry is a national, non-partisan, grassroots organization
comprised of over 40,000 supporters which advocates for legal concealed carry on
Monday, March 5, 2012
See the complete details in this link from NRA, and take action.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
The fact is that as handgun ownership and carry have increased in the United States, the violent crime rate has gone down, as Professor John Lott documents in his well researched books, More Guns mean Less Crime.
Lawful gun carriers and owners across the fruited plain are responding with a BUY-COTT at Starbucks on Valentine's Day, with plans to make a purchase, and thank Starbucks for their "non-policy" concerning guns. you can thank the corporate offices HERE.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The sheep are the everyday citizens who go about their business clueless to what's happening around them.
The wolves are the human predators who prey on these sheep.
The sheepdogs are the ones who protect the sheep.
Then, there are the armed citizens who realize that the sheepdogs are not always nearby, and may have to fend of attacks by the wolves. I have not known of a good descriptive name for these, until this week.
This Sunday I heard a caller, Rex, on Tom Gresham's Guntalk describe himself as a porcupine. His statement went something like this, "I'm kind of a porcupine, you know ..., I just amble along,..., I don't feel a responsibility to protect someone who won't protect themselves,...., but you don't want to mess with me..."
Tom says, "I like it."
So do I!
What do you think?
TFA Email Campaign on Employee Safe Commute Legislation
URGENT - the link/page below is directly to the action center on the TFA website. This page will allow you (and all your friends) to send emails to the Tennessee General Assembly (your individual legislators + all members of both judiciary committees + the governor) telling them how YOU feel about the EMPLOYEE SAFE COMMUTE bill (a/k/a parking lots bill).
It is important that we let our voices be heard - by the thousands - to support this bill because it is almost certain that Speaker Beth Harwell and others who are "first and foremost aligned with Big Business" will try to stop this legislation. It is going to require that we call upon the conservative legislators (not necessarily equal to ALL of the GOP) in both houses and in both parties to carry this bill to law. It will have substantial resistance by those with large and powerful PACS.
Please go to this site now and take less than a minute to participate. Then, forward this message to every email list that would be interested in this change in the law. Next, post this campaign and link on every web forum, blog or bulletin board whose members you believe may have an interest in this change in the law.
Click here to participate:
Monday, January 23, 2012
Historically, mass killings have only been possible when done by, or with the complicity of governments, as in the Nazi killing of 6 million Jews, plus untold millions of others.
In the United States, since Roe v Wade in 1973, we have lost the populations of New York, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee combined, about 54 million people to abortion.
Yesterday, Knox County Mayor was the guest speaker at the Knoxville 2012 March for Life.
The Bible teaches that human life is different from other types of life, because human beings are made in the very image of God.
Genesis 1:26-31: "God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them"
The Bible teaches that children are a blessing from God.
Psalm 127:3: "Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward" .
The Bible teaches that the child in the womb is truly a human child, who even has a relationship with the Lord.
Psalm 139:13,15: "You knit me in my mother’s womb . . . nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret"
The Bible repeatedly condemns the killing of the innocent.
Psalm 106:35, 37-38: "They mingled with the nations and learned their works…They sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and they shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan, desecrating the land with bloodshed"
2 Kings 17:17-18:"They mutilated their sons and daughters by fire…till the Lord, in his great anger against Israel, put them away out of his sight"
The Bible teaches that John the Baptist, while in the womb, heard and recognized Mary's voice.
Luke 1:41: At the sound of Mary’s greeting, Elizabeth’s child leaped within her, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
The Bible teaches that it is wrong for one to take payment for killing an innocent person.
Deuteronomy 27: ‘Cursed is anyone who accepts payment to kill an innocent person.’ And all the people will reply, ‘Amen.’
How can we on the one hand, sanction abortion at the hands of paid practitioners, and on the other hand charge the murderer of a pregnant woman with a double homicide?
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
You can get all of Alex's podcasts at the Practical Defense Podcast, also available on itunes.
And for reading on the same subject check out After You Shoot: Your gun's hot. The perp's not. Now what? by Alan Korwin.
Monday, January 2, 2012
First, the LCR-22, which is an eight shot, .22LR version of their LCR (.38 Special or hand torturing .357 magnum.) This little revolver makes tremendous sense as a low recoil training companion to the the centerfire LCR's. And, it makes sense as a defensive handgun for those who can't tolerate the recoil of the centerfire versions.
Ruger also introduced the SP101 in .22LR. This would be a good choice for those who like a .22 revolver with more heft.
Oh, and I am still waiting for their .22Magnum pistol.
What do you think?