Sunday, October 22, 2023

Gun free zones are STILL a bad idea!

I wrote the following in 2015 concerning 'Gun Free Zones' - - - 

Gun free zones are a bad idea. Now, once again, innocent Americans have reaped the reward of the gun ban utopian's dreams. Arbitrarily designating these areas shows that those who do so are out of touch with reality. There are at least two fatal assumptions they make:

  1. Criminal who don't obey the law will obey their sign
  2. Good people with guns will turn bad when they enter the designated ban area.

Well, in this case, there were again some good guys without guns in the ban area. The bad guy showed up, without an appointment, and massacred these Marines.

Details will come out. 

Questions will be asked, such, as was this person a radical Islamic terrorist? Was he a domestic terrorist? Was he just a run-of-the mill hoodlum?

Doesn't matter. 

The question that needs to be asked is, "When will these statist utopians wake up and get rid of these asinine killing fields for evil perpetrators??"

Are you a politician who has held onto this hopeless ideal?  Wake up!

Update October 2023 - the Marines' killer was identified HERE. With Hamas calling for worldwide jihad, it is long past time for our government to require us to disarm when we go to certain places.

The bad guys surely will not. 

Saturday, September 30, 2023

New Mexico today, Tennessee Tomorrow?

 Here is the text of my letter to the editor warning against Red Flag laws in Tennessee:

Gov. Michelle Grisham (D) of New Mexico ignited a firestorm with her suspension of the Constitution, when she, by executive fiat, announced a 30-day Second Amendment (2A) ban. Television footage shows her backed by Moms Demand Action activists; but various law enforcement officials and even the Democrat New Mexico attorney general have distanced themselves from her and voiced refusal to enforce her edict. A federal judge has already entered a temporary restraining order against this harebrained 2A abridgment.

Meanwhile, Tennessee gun owners dodged a bullet in the recent special legislative session called by Gov. Bill Lee (R?). Lee wanted a red flag law so badly that he spent millions of Tennesseans’ tax dollars on the session. It was an utter failure when the legislature refused to circle the drain with him and send the Bill of Rights to the sewer.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact


M&P 22 Compact
In a previous post I made the case for a small, discreetly carried .22 caliber pistol. While that concept certainly still holds, I will discuss the Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact pistol here. It is too large to be so discreetly carried, but may still be a good choice for some. It is similar in size to the Smith & Wesson M&P 9 M2.0 4.0" Compact and weighs about half what that full caliber gun weighs.

 Some desirable features of this gun include-

  • The controls mimic the controls of the 9 mm, so the manual of arms is the same.
  • It is omnivorous, that is to say, it has eaten everything I have fed it. This certainly can't be said for every 22 caliber pistol.
  • As mentioned above, it is light weight.
  • It has a threaded barrel, so a silencer could be attached.

Why get this gun? 

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Will Hunter partially dismantle the Gun Control Act of 1968?

Sometimes allies are found in strange places. You may recall that President Obama signed into law a bill effective in 2010 that legalized handgun carry in national parks. He did not do that out of a love for the Second Amendment, but because it was attached to something he really wanted passed.

Fast forward to July 26, 2023, when Hunter Biden pled not guilty to all the charges in a Delaware court:

THE COURT: All right. So Mr. Biden, . . . . . I'm just going to ask you, without the Plea Agreement, without me saying that I would agree to the Plea Agreement, how do you plead to the charges that we have been discussing?

THE DEFENDANT: Not guilty, Your Honor.

THE COURT: Thank you. . . .
I see two ways this can go.
  1. Hunter is convicted on the gun charge. In due time, The Big Guy pardons him. End of story.
  2. Hunter beats the rap using the Supreme Court's Bruen decision of 2022. 

What do you think?

Only time will tell.


Friday, July 21, 2023

Smith & Wesson .22 Magnum Pistol

 In 2011 I joked about Ruger introducing a .22 Magnum pistol - (Ruger to introduce new .22 Magnum pistol?) I spoke with a Ruger representative in 2015, and suggested it to them. Here is how I noted his response, "Ruger tells me that to have soft enough brass for reliable ignition, there is too much danger of a blown case."

It seemed to me that if Kel-Tec could produce a viable .22 Magnum pistol, one of the big manufacturers could, too. 

Fast Forward to 2023. Smith & Wesson has done it. Here is a picture, and a link to its web page.


I am glad to see that S&W has stepped up and done this. I am pleased, too, that they are moving to Maryville, TN.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Zeon Zoysia - the story continues

A decade ago, I started posting about growing Zoysia grass in Tennessee. You can see links to related posts in the Tennessee Lawn Grass tab above.

I first became acquainted with Zoysia when my dad planted a piece of Zenith Zoysia sod in our back yard. Over the years it spread and created a slowly growing  beautiful green carpet. Over the years I have started Zoysia in several yards. I have plugged Meyer* Zoysia in a Fescue lawn, which it took over. I have planted Zenith Zoysia seed in lawns with some success. The seeded lawns require lots of pampering, but grow very well, once established. 

Last year, I tried Meyer plugs in a Bermuda lawn, with no success. So now I am going to try and establish some Zeon Zoysia sod, and then transfer winter plugs as described in the tab.

Here's a pic taken three days after the sod was installed:

 Meanwhile, here's a pic of the first bloom on our new perennial hibiscus. It has about an 8" diameter: