Sunday, July 4, 2021

In Congress, July 4,1776

 From my friend John Richardson:

This is a document that I think every American should read at least once a year. As I said when I first started posting in the first year of this blog, it explains why we are citizens and not subjects.


The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, READ MORE HERE.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Pistol or Prozac?

Tucked away in the Blue Ridge of North Georgia, just below the Tennessee state line is McCaysville, GA. There are lots of things to do, ride the train, explore mountain towns and countryside, hike, fish, go rafting; and you should make a visit to McCaysville Drug and Gun a top priority.

I got to speak with Randy Richardson, and we discussed the short supply of firearms and ammunition. He said lever actions are almost non-existent. On the other hand, Turkish shotguns have been available, and his customers have been satisfied with them. 
I thought he had a surprisingly good stock of handguns for today's market. There was not a large supply of ammo on the shelves though.

Richardson practicing rules 2 & 3 of gun safety.

Richardson and I discussed the fact that he could sell long guns across state lines, but if he sells a handgun to someone from outside Georgia, he must ship the handgun to a FFL dealer in the buyer's state of residence.

They are a real drug store, so they can actually dispense Prozac to patients with proper prescriptions.

Just go there when you get a chance....

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Masks for thee, but not for me

 We have heard of this in California having seen images of Governor Newsome attending a dinner while banning such for little people. We have seen New York Governor Cuomo going about unmasked while requiring masking for the little people. 

Now, despite an order* by the mayors, I have seen it in Bradley County, Tennessee. When I went into the courthouse for business with one of the county offices. the deputy at the door (nicely) ordered me to mask up. 

When I got in line in the hallway, everyone in line was masked. 

......But, when I got to the door of the office I was to do business with, having maintained 'proper' social distancing along the way, I saw that the employees in that office were unmasked. One lady had her mask on, but it was under her chin.


Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Good Old Days

 From my friend David Cole:

With the election less than a week away, I think it is time for a final reminder of the importance of this decision regarding gun freedom. No matter how you personally feel about Donald Trump, there is no other choice if preserving the 2nd Amendment is important to you. There is no third way.

If you vote third party, or simply stay home (kind of the same thing), you are saying that there are other things more important to you than the 2nd Amendment.

Continue reading HERE.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Tennessee House District 42, Ryan Williams, NO

This race is between incumbent Ryan Williams and political newcomer Dennis Bynum. Today, I voted for Bynum. In a separate post, I will give Bynum's answers to a firearms survey.

Mr. Williams has been unresponsive to the same survey. Draw your own conclusions as to where he stands. My sense is that he is a gun butter.

Below are some email exchanges that went between Mr. Williams and me, going back over a year. Also, when I spoke to him at the Tennessee Firearms Association Constitutional Carry Lobby Day on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, he did not seem to be interested in passing Constitutional Carry.

Tennessee House District 42, Dennis Bynum YES

I sent the following survey to Mr. Dennis Bynum and to Rep. Ryan Williams. I never got a response from Mr. Williams. Based on Mr. Bynum's response, I voted for him today. You can see what I wrote about Mr. Williams in a separate post.

Dennis Bynum
Wed, May 27, 7:16 PM

1. Do you believe that the Constitution is the "supreme law of the land" and that the Bill of Rights acknowledges our birthrights?

We learned the Constitution and the associated Bill of Rights is the supreme law of the land when we were children and I still believe that today.  It may be changed – using Article 5 is federal– but it should NOT be interpreted away. A constitutional amendment would be the only way to take it away.

2. If so, should these rights be proactively protected from infringement by all levels of government, including city, county and state?

All levels of governmental servants swear an oath to uphold the US Constitution as well as the constitution of their state (if they are at state level or below). Yes, all levels should guard against infringement on our rights. 

3. Please give some examples of gun laws you consider constitutional.