Thursday, June 19, 2014

Camp4u: And if you do.....

On Corker's tax proposal: Camp4u: And if you do..... 

Taxed enough already, Bob! Do you want us to eat cake, too?
Marie Antionette (Public Domain)


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Don't be a straw man

Comments on this week's Supreme Court ruling on a straw man purchase of a firearm HERE.
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Zenith Zoysia update

If you have bare areas, take a look at these photos, and then check out the tab at the top entitled Tennessee lawn grass. These are photos of Zenith Zoysia taken during the second growing season. Click to see a larger image. Seed were sewn over plug aerated soil May 2013. These pictures were taken June 17, 2014.
Seed sprouted last summer, watered last summer PRN, and only rain water this second summer. No topsoil here.

The longest stolon (runner) is about a foot long.

By the end of year four, with just rain water, this are should have close to complete coverage.
The green clump in the center is a Zoysia plant. As it grows, it will put runners out into the bare area.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Unwarranted attack on permitless open carry

My rebuttal to a recent letter to the editor of the Knoxville News-Sentinel. If you subscribe to the N-S, you can see the slightly edited version they published HERE.
Photo © Oleg Volk. All rights reserved. Used with permission

The recent letter writer, Ben Brabson, in his opposition to permitless open carry of handguns, begins with an ad hominem attack on Senator Campfield, and ends with a false assertion concerning the conduct of fellow Tennesseans.
He reminisces about his childhood firearms usage and the safety indoctrination he received from his father and uncles. I guess he missed the Bill of Rights indoctrination, which speaks of keeping and bearing arms, not for food gathering or pest control, but for defense against unlawful felonious aggression. I guess he missed the definition of infringed in the Second Amendment, which has the same meaning as abridged in the First. Maybe, too, he missed the definition of the people.
The fact is, the writer shows his callous disregard for the safety and well-being of his lower-income neighbors who can’t afford the poll tax on the individual right to bear arms. He, by extension, becomes a co-conspirator with criminals who prey on the lawfully disarmed. Are the lives of these citizens of such less value?
He asserts that if permitless open carry is passed next year,
there will be a version of the gunfight at the O.K. Corral repeated in every county of the state on a daily basis.
He may be surprised, then, to learn that every county of every state bordering Tennessee, except Georgia already has permitless open carry. Can he point to crime statistics that would support his assertion? In Kentucky alone, that would add up to 43,800 gunfights last year.
He insults Tennesseans by insinuating that we are less capable of self-restraint than people in those seven states. Are we, sir, such a bunch of rubes, that we can’t be trusted to exercise a God-given, natural right, unless we first purchase a permission slip from our Master, the State?
Respectfully,
Liston Matthews
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Ultimately, there is no middle ground. Gun prohibitionists keep looking for ways to reduce/eliminate private ownership and use of firearms. They are never content, either, with partial steps. Given their choice, total prohibition is the ultimate goal.


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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Oddington book review

Check out the Salon review of M J Mollenhour's latest novel, Oddington.



Get the Kindle edition HERE, dead tree edition HERE.

Be sure and read his other two earlier novels, Arcturus and Amazon Avenger. Both intriguing thrillers.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Talking confiscation again

In the wake of more shootings in Gun Free Zones, politicians are ramping up the conversation on gun bans. Meaningful gun bans can only mean gun confiscation. I discuss the unknown, possibly very high cost of such efforts at Examiner HERE.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Photo shots from Training with the USAMU

Photo shots from Training with the USAMU

Setting up
Our turn to work the targets

Getting ready to shoot at 600 yds

Six hundred yards. First shot was X ring. Wish all of them were!
Score sheet - shots 1 & 4 were X's. Overall satisfied with iron sights and geezer eyes. 

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Training with the U. S. Army Marksmanship Unit

Check out the story HERE
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Open Carry controversy

A few yahoos have been Open Carrying of long arms into some restaurants uninvited. Not Good. See my inquiry results from Sonic and Chili's.
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