Monday, March 30, 2015

Parks carry passes Tennessee House

Senate vote on Wednesday - - - - Link HERE.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Heller Foundation raising funds for machine gun lawsuit

Why sue over machine guns? The founding fathers, despite what latter day statists will tell you, wanted citizens armed with the same basic infantry weapons as regular soldiers.

National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reports.

Some restaurants posted near NRA Nashville 2015

More details at Examiner HERE.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Planning on packing heat at NRA Nashville 2015?

Tennessee honors handgun permits from all states. Although Tennessee is generally firearms friendly, there are some pitfalls. Learn more at my Examiner commentary HERE.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Former Maryland Trooper notes that he was wrong regarding handgun permits

I saw this first at Bearing Arms. The gentleman makes a Fonzie statement at 2:13 in, "I was wrong."


He was a Maryland State Trooper, in charge of their may-issue permitting system. Maryland has made life so difficult for gun owners that Beretta decided to leave the state.

The whole idea of having to prove your need to provide for your own defense is absurd. Self defense is a natural right, and politicians have long stepped over the bounds of human decency, removing, particularly from those who are not well-connected, the means of self defense.

The problem with Common Core

Dr. Mike Carlson takes a look at Common Core, and finds it lacking:

The problem with a helping of Federal funding is that it is always served with a side of Federal control.

Remember the double-nickel speed limit imposed by the states? The Feds did not have the power to "require" the states to impose the speed limit. But, they did use the coercive force of the purse strings to "gently persuade" the states to get in line.

I still recall vividly the tenth of June, 1976, while travelling the Pennsylvania Turnpike at the speed limit, being passed by a limo with government plates. I would guess that the limo was running at about 75 or 80.

I bet those behind imposing these CC standards almost exclusively send their children to private schools.

Rules for thee, but not for me. . .

What do you think?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Colt Tactical Pen

Found this at Smoky Mountain Knife Works, about ten bucks. Appears to be rather sturdy. Takes a Parker ball point refill.
Colt Tactical Pen
Turrns out the Zebra F-701 does poorly on submarine duty: One trip through the washing machine, and bye-bye Mr. Zebra.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Post 1986 machinegun ban illegal?

Long story short. In 1934, a $200 transfer tax was imposed on purchases of machineguns. Sales of newly manufactured machineguns were banned in 1986.

Can the government show that one can be denied the unalienable right to such a militia firearm?
Can the law pass the strict scrutiny test? I think not.

Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea reports HERE.

Sunday, March 8, 2015


From TAC2:

TAC2 is offering a TACTICAL FIRST AID CLASS on March 28, 2015, in Greeneville TN.

This is a MUST have class for anyone in the shooting/gun owner, or Security/Tactical services community, as statistically, we are much more likely to be personally involved, or at least be present when a gunshot or knife injury occurs.

The class will be taught by Dr. Clifford Bryant, Director and Chief Instructor of TAC2, and instructor, Nathan Smith - Paramedic with 15 yrs experience.

Pre-registration is REQUIRED, and can be done so online through our site, at:

Below are the particulars of the class, which can also be accessed by clicking this link:

This is a 1-day, 12 hour, Tactical First Aid class, that will cover most of the Life Threatening injuries, that statistically, we in the Shooting/Tactical Community have a higher than average chance of being involved in, whether directly, or just being present on the scene.