2A: Lessons from the COVID-19 Shutdown

My last post was about staying safe in the current situation with coronavirus and the shutdowns and all of the panicked buying going on, supply shortages, etc. As this thing is affecting all of us, I had hoped to assuage my beloved reader’s thoughts. This time around, I am looking at a specific action being…

Corona Virus: Common Sense

I do not take the needless deaths of anyone lightly. People have died from the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Having said that, there are some behaviors that are occurring that are truly bazaar, and some basic common sense that is not common practice, and some emails asking me about this entire mess, and I feel compelled…

Top 3 Concealed Carry 1st Gun Mistakes

Based in part from the questions I get from my readers, and in part from conversations with people who have told me of their own mistakes, as well as those I made on the way here, I have decided to put together my list of the top three 1st carry gun mistakes people make. As…

EDC: Colt Night Cobra

When I first entered into the gun community, I knew next to nothing about firearms and the many different things to consider when purchasing a firearm. I bought a revolver that was too big to conceal, and then bought a full-sized semi-auto when I was looking toward a carry gun. Being an absurdly large human,…

Kickstart Kids Sponsorship Drive

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The Logical End of Gun Control Debate

After every mass shooting, there is an immediate push for gun control. This is a knee-jerk reaction for some people who fret about how somebody needs to do something. There are, of course, politicians who have their agenda. When faced with the fact that there are more privately owned guns in America than there are people,…

Lessons Learned: Sometimes it’s the Gun

Longtime readers will recall a few years ago, when I first purchased a gun and began my journey on learning about and becoming proficient in firearms that I really struggled with it. I documented here, and here, and here that I was having a ton of trouble gaining any kind of accuracy. As this was…

Welcome to 2020, Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Last year was filled with many events, challenges, triumphs, and pain. I crossed over into the 50 and up age group and realized that I had become one of the martial artists who seem to be the ones that, the older I get, the better I used to be. I released a…

A Church Shooting

There was a Church shooting in White Settlement, Texas, today. The currently unidentified gunman killed two and injured two before being killed by two members of security. I was asked about this, and my answer is this, in our day and age, if you are licensed to carry, and you opt to not carry in Church, you…

Social Media Pitfalls

As of this writing, it was about a week ago that I deleted all social media from my phone. I almost never use social media from any other device, so this was a pretty big step. The reasons I decided to do this were twofold. One, I was spending entirely too much time and energy…