2013 Year in Review

It has been a roller coaster year. Here is a random series of stuff from 2013.

It started off , in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting with the most discusting blood dancing I have seen in my life. Gun control full court press after Sandy Hook shootings was an failure. A few specific States passed knee jerk laws and President Obama signed 23 EOs. All doing nothing to reduce crime. NYC even started confiscating firearms proving registration is a stepping stone to confiscation.

FBI official report shows that in 2011 only 323 people were murdered with rifles of ALL kinds.

The entire circus proved the Media to be ignorant as well as corrupt. I wrote more letters and emails to my reps this year than any other year.

This entire fiasco triggered panic buying causing ammo and guns to disappear from the stores. I have never seen gun stores so empty. Ammo shortages continue with .22LR being the biggest surprise.

Do you remember Christopher Dorner?  Former cop and vocal liberal supporter of gun control that went on a rampage in California killing police and their families.  Hunted down and burned alive and then the ashes swept under the rug.

During this year I switched from my 1911 to the Px4, to the Glock 17, for my daily carry.

I registered 2 SBRs during this year. One is an AR15 and one is a Glock 21 Roni.

I got a new gun safe.

Joe "Shotgun" Biden gives advice about shooting through doors and into the air. He has been on a short leash ever since then.

Boston Marathon bombing happened and suspension of rights with massive military style, warrant-less, .search and seizures to find a single kid.

I made it to a couple Blogmeets and shoots this year. Good people.
There was much debating about guns on Facebook this year. When I was asked, "What are you so afraid of that you need to carry a gun?" I would reply,  "I am not at all afraid. A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch but on its own wings."

There was silly panic regarding 3D printed guns.

George Zimmerman was found not guilty. We saw that bigotry is alive and well and is strong in some black people.

I bought a new truck!  I baked my first pie.

I got the Roni, 2 more lowers, the AR15 SBR and the .300 Blackout SBR. My most frivolous buy was a 37mm grenade/flare launcher.

Obamacare happened.

Terry McAuliffe won the Governor’s race in VA, dammit.

I purchased a Trijicon RMR. I may love it more than my EOTech’s.

JayG moved to VA!

--The thing that dominated much of my year was a back injury and surgery to repair it. I am looking forward to 2014!


Laura said...

next year should see you in much less pain, i'd hope. unless it's cold.

Brigid said...

Happy New Year, may it be free from pain and troubles.