Quotes of the Week

Observe that in all the propaganda of the ecologists.... man is treated as if he were an *unnatural* phenomenon.
- Ayn Rand Bot

It takes a special sort of man to understand and enjoy liberty – and he is usually an outlaw in democratic societies.
– H.L. Mencken

It is easy to be conspicuously “compassionate” if others are being forced to pay the cost.
– Murray N. Rothbard

If you restrict people less, interesting stuff happens.
– Nick Gillespie

The answer to environmental problems isn't to expand the reach of government, but to shrink it.
– Harry Browne

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent.
– Louis D. Brandeis

Sons of Guns Cancelled Hard

I was always amazed that the post on this blog that got the all time most hits was: Sons of Guns Season Starts Tonight

That post alone got 28,000 views.

“Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested for aggravated, repeated rape, of a minor, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

The Discovery Channel immediately cancelled his series. “Given the serious and horrific nature of the charges against Will Hayden, we have decided to halt further production of 'Sons of Guns' and cancel the series," the network said in a statement.

I will remind the universe that the accused should be considered innocent until proven guilty. That said, it does not look good for him. I hope it's not true. For the little girls sake.

I confess the show jumped the shark for me a couple seasons ago. Too much drama and not enough guns.

--Well now the Hayden's have more drama than they wished for.

Noir Next Week

I got to talk to Colion for a bit this year at the NRA Annual Meeting. He is a really good guy.
I always think of him when people talk about the NRA as a bunch of old, fat white guys.  He is NONE of those things! What he is, is smart, fun, and full of common sense!
His show is set to start up again next week on September 3rd. The show also has Amy "Not an old, fat white guy" Robbins

--I also always think of the night club Tech Noir on Pico.


The price of Tactical Bacon keeps going up. Increase in demand is to blame!

Why the increased demand? Here is the reasons as stated by Amazon!
  • Tactical bacon in a can
  • Fully cooked and fully prepared
  • 10+ year shelf life
  • Perfect for camping, hunting, zombie standoffs, end of the world scenarios
  • Net weight is 9 oz.
 --Capitalism at it's best!

9-year-old girl accidentally killing the shooting instructor with Uzi.

This is kind of hard to watch.

Warning: This video shows a 9-year-old girl accidentally killing the shooting instructor with Uzi.

-- This should never have happened. For so many reasons.



Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge

It is down 20% percent already? Since January?

There are fewer homicides, robberies, burglaries, and car thefts.

As of July 29 the state had 83,183 applications for concealed carry and had issued 68,549 licenses. By the end of the year, estimates, 100,000 Illinois citizens will be packing.

--They said there would be MORE blood in the streets! NOT LESS!

Shaving Gear

One day soon I will find myself a really nice straight razor. But in the mean time I want a shaving brush.

I thing I may have found the one I want! A Six Shooter Shaving Brush!

--Check em out! 

Quotes of the Week

'For your own good' is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
– Janet Frame

There comes a time when a moral man can't obey a law which his conscience tells him is unjust.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

To make laws that man cannot, and will not obey, serves to bring all law into contempt.
– Elizabeth Cady Stanton

He who seeks to regulate everything by laws, is more likely to arouse vices than reform them.
– Spinoza

There is no such thing as a collective brain.
-Ayn Rand

Most of the major ills of the world have been caused by well-meaning people who ignored the principle of individual freedom.
–Henry G Weaver

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. 
- Albert Einstein

Women and Guns: A 'Great American Tradition'

It's good to see stories like this on the main stream media. I am surprised!

--Education and positive experiences.

Libertarians, John Stossel, and the Over Militariazation of the Police

I believe that the media is complicit in this because it makes for better TV. I swear they way they  cover these stories it is to rile up the riots when they could be bringing reason and calm to the situation.

--As we see more and more of these we need this coverage.


I found some more good concealed storage solutions on Pinterest!

I want to find a handy solution for storage that is in my living room.

Yesterday, I had to leave early for work because I had a doc appointment in the afternoon. I forgot to set up the coffee timer. I never got ANY coffee all day.

--Remind me never to to that again!

Ferguson, Missouri

The National Guard is descending on Ferguson today.

To be honest, it is not clear to be about who was at fault with this shooting. If I had to guess, based on the information I have, the victim was probably an asshole and the officer was afraid and over militarized.

The media once again is totally responsible for spinning up these people to riot. Riots are better news, don't you know. They keep running photos of that guy when he was 12 years old when the reality was that he was a criminal and a thug.

This entire situation has not been made better with belt fed machine guns and APCs.

--We need more Adam 12, Less SWAT.

Quotes of the week

Nothing is more destructive of respect for the gov't and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced.
– Albert Einstein

We don’t know as much as we think we do… be cautious about policies that seek to reshape the world.
– Nick Gillespie

The liberty of the individual is the greatest thing of all.
– Alexander Ivanovich Herzen

For bureaucrats, procedure is everything and outcomes are nothing.
– Thomas Sowell

This government never of itself furthered any enterprise but by the alacrity with which it got out of its way.
– Henry David Thoreau

Liberty has never come from government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of government.
– Woodrow Wilson

It is proper to take alarm at the first experiment on our liberties.
– James Madison

America was born of revolt, flourished on dissent, became great through experimentation.
– Henry Steele Commager

One of the things the government can't do is run anything.
– Lee Iacocca

The present struggle seems less about abolishing big government than about who gets to use it.
– William Greider

We’re a bunch of thumb-sucking babies worrying about whether Shark Week has lost its integrity…
- Dan Harmon

AR-15 Build vs Buy

I have done both. The price for my builds are about the same.

--I always seem to upgrade.

Gun Control Capital

At this writing, the evening of August 14th, 21 people have been shot in DC in the last six days.

By the time you read this it may be more.

But that's not possible. Guns are illegal there. You can't carry them there. And you know what else, it's illegal to shoot people too!

In other news, the world seems to have noticed the militarization of law enforcement. They noticed that the Dept of Agriculture, Education, Taxation, Energy and more all somehow now have armies.  Small towns have SWAT teams and armored assault vehicles. Oh and God forbid that citizens have body armor.

I should have stayed on vacation.

--By the way, DC is only 68 square miles. (Thanks, Stretch!)

Trijicon World Shooting Championship! Aug 31st!

$50,000 In Cash To The Winner

$100,000 In Cash Overall

$150,000 in Additional Prize Table Awards!

Match Website - See The Latest Sponsors, Stage Updates and Match Information!

Hear a recent NRA Interview on "Cam & Co"

The 1st Annual Trijicon World Shooting Championship, presented by the NRA, will be held at the Peacemaker National Training Center in Glengary, WV and will crown "The World Shooting Champion".

The overall objective of this match is to assemble the top shooters from around the world to include existing and previous champion shooters from virtually every organized shooting sport worldwide, crowning one competitor The World Shooting Champion. A distinction never been bestowed upon any shooter in history.

All shooters will compete over the course of four days in twelve equally weighted disciplines from various shooting sports. All firearms and ammunition will be provided for each event, thus shooters will compete with equal firearms and ammunition. This will also alleviate the need for new equipment to be purchased for unfamiliar events, and assist with international and domestic travel for all competitors

The deadline for registering one of the worlds greatest competitions is is getting close - Final Deadline is AUGUST 31st 2014!


I will have two kids in college in two weeks.

I am very proud of my kids. So much so that my wallet doesn't mind so much.

I was looking at the wide variety of courses available at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) where my son starts soon.

I was surprised to see that NVCC offers Gun Smithing!

--Yet another reason I Love Virginia!

GEAR: Levin Sol-Wing 13w Solar Charger

I was camping for two weeks and I had along with me a new Solar Charger for my iPhone and camera.

Levin™ Sol-Wing 13W Ultra-slim Highest Efficiency Solar Panel Portable Solar Charger Compatible with GPS Units, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, LG, Nokia, Motorola, Blackberry, eReaders, Bluetooth Speakers, Gopro Cameras, Mp4, Mp5, Andriod Tablets & All Other 5V USB Devices.

This panel could charge my iPhone to 100% in less than two hours.

It has lots of tie down points so you can tie it to your back-pack or tent ropes! It even works in the rain or when its cloudy.

--It's a great value at $70. Are you ready for adventure?

Vacation is Over

I had two weeks a day of glorious vacation.

Doing the laundry now I realized that all my clothes smell like wood smoke.

I like it.

On Sunday I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy. My local theater is not a gun free zone. I carried, my friend carried. My daughter didn't.

My daughter turns 21 this winter and she plans on taking some formal training to prep to get her permit.

I have to get back into the swing of the normal routine. Morning blogging with coffee.

--Now the time for traffic! I'm going in!

Quote of the Week

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
– Edmund Burke

It is the most fundamental principle of the American philosophy of life that human rights are *inalienable*.
- Ayn Rand Bot

The greater the number of laws and enactments, the more thieves and robbers there will be.
– Lao-Tze

The more laws, the more offenders.
– Thomas Fuller

Stop supporting anyone who is making government bigger.
– Harry Browne

The present struggle seems less about abolishing big government than about who gets to use it.
– William Greider

Big government ... is bad because it attacks liberty, prosperity, progress, harmony, and morality.
– George C. Leef

Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
– C.S. Lewis

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
– Robert A. Heinlein

It is never wrong to be on the side of freedom — never.
– Victor Davis Hanson

The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities.
– Ayn Rand

Circumstances of birth are nothing more than random and should never be a source of pride or shame.
- Penn Jillette

Last Day of Vacation

Today is my last real day of vacation. Tomorrow we completely breakdown the cam pack everything up and head back home.

After we unload all her year and take the laundry down to the laundry room the very first thing that will happen is a long hot shower.

After tent camping for two solid weeks you can't believe how dirty your feet can get. It rained a few of the days while we were here. It was enough to really generate some classic mud.

I am glad to say I didn't have any Three Stooges style wipeouts in the mud pits. As fun as that would be, I'd rather just watch someone else do it.

--Our regular scheduled programming will begin again on Sunday. 

Jim Brady died

Maybe now  we can be real and do what's right without emotional histrionics. 

Since the assassination attempt on Ronald Regan where Jim Brady was injured we have learned a lot. 

Mostly we have learned that more gun control does not decrease violence. It will in fact increase it. 

We have also learned that gun control is about control. It's not about the safety of citizens. 

--RIP Jim Brady. We'll handle this. 

Quotes of the Week

This week it will be things said around the campfire edition. 

"That's what she said."

"You have never seen a greater hive of scum and villainy."
--Referring to DC

"It's a good day to dye..."
--referring to changing the color of a shirt 

"The depth of corruption in the Federal Government is allowed because it's aided and abetted be the national media."

"Internet is forever, unless your IRS email with smoking guns."

ARES Defense SCR

I was reading American Rifleman about an AR15 that is legal in all 50 states. 


It does not have all the features that make AR15's so scary for the uniformed. No pistol grip, bayonet, flash hider or shoulder thing that goes up. 

--It is black. Is this a black thing?

Gun Prosecutions are Dropping

Even though this administration says it's tough on gun crime the stats tell a different story. 

Check out this story in the Washington Times. 


Gun cases peeked during The Bush Administration. 

-- Being pro-gun is being anti-crime.