Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Think Your Guns are Off the Grid?

In many jurisdictions, private sales are perfectly legal. Some gun owners are very careful to only purchase their firearms this way, in an attempt to stay away from the purview of officialdom. Maybe that’ll work, maybe not? Read the more at Ammoland.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

The Emotional Beginnings of Everyday Pistol Carry

Everybody starts somewhere. If you drive a car or fly a plane, you had that first time behind the wheel; that first solo flight. If you are like me, there was a lot of excitement and maybe a little (read: a lot) of fear.

To me, carrying a pistol seemed strange at first. You see, although I grew up with guns . . . continue at Ammoland HERE.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Teaching New Gun Owners to Cheat and Survive

From my friend Rob Morse at slowfacts:
2020 is unusual. We added millions of new gun owners each month. Gun ownership has been increasing, but this year is remarkable. We bought firearms when government failed. We saw the police withdraw because of an epidemic. We saw courts put criminals back on the streets. We saw government officials overwhelmed by protests, riots, looting, and arson. We realized that we are on our own to defend ourself and the people under our care. Continue reading here.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Malum Probibitum

Gun laws make guns bad because someone says guns are bad.
The problem with gun laws is that they are Malum Probibitum, which is defined at Cornell Law School as “An act which is immoral because it is illegal; not necessarily illegal because it is immoral.”
Malum Prohibitum contrasts with Malum in Se, defined as “An innately immoral act, regardless of whether it is forbidden by law.”
Read the rest at Ammoland 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Running the Walther P22 Q Pistol, a Beginner’s Guide

A. Always observe the Four Rules.
  • All guns are always loaded.
  • Never let the muzzle cover anything you are not willing to destroy.
  • Keep your finger off the trigger till your sights are on the target.
  • Identify your target, and what is behind it.
B: When in doubt, refer to A.
The recent and ongoing global pandemic hysteria has caused many people to recognize that they cannot rely on the government to provide for their safety. Some states have released felons, including violent sex offenders, while some arrest peaceable citizens for failing to wear a mask. When these newly woke individuals go to a gun store they find the selection is limited. One available gun that was found in a store in California is the Walther P22 [Note California has its own state-specific pistol version.]. The new purchaser of one of these has a steep, but not impossible learning curve toward its safe operation.

Walther P22 Q Pistol

Walther P22 Pistol Right
Walther P22 Q Pistol Right
The Walther P22 Q Pistol, like the historical Walther PPK, ...
Read more in my column at Ammoland.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Does Tennessee Already Have Permitless Firearms Carry, & Not Know It?

There have been numerous bills introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly in recent years designed to restore Constitutional/Permitless Carry in Tennessee. Dean Weingarten recently reported in Ammoland on the virus shutdown jeopardizing the 2020 effort. So far, these bills have never made it out of committee, in spite of having a Republican Super-majority since the 2012 election. 

Read more in my column at Ammoland.