Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park | Fox News

Rusted, 132-year-old Winchester rifle found against tree in Nevada national park | Fox News.

THis is really a great find, if only we knew the rest of the story;-)

take care, be safe and warm



No Time for Vets, but Let’s Talk Gun Control — The Patriot Post

This article is about President Obama’s recent visit to Phoenix. Check it out

No Time for Vets, but Let’s Talk Gun Control — The Patriot Post.

Press Release: U.S. Representative Massie Proposes Repeal of Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act

Press Release: U.S. Representative Massie Proposes Repeal of Federal Gun-Free School Zones Act.

Now this is what a new Congress is supposed to be doing making intelligent choices and laws that have some common sense behind them.

Pass this along and get your local Congressmen to support it.


Thursday’s flurries set Florida record | Weather – Home

Thursday’s flurries set Florida record | Weather – Home.

Now I know at this time of year snow is not a big deal, but hey we live in Florida and it is a rare event here. FYI, that is why I live here;-)

So take a look and enjoy if this is something special for you and your’s or if you live up North just have a good chuckle at the locals down here.

take care, stay safe and warm


In the Bag: 7 Things to Consider When Buying Your Next Camera Bag | explora

Well it has been quite awhile since I have put anything up on the blog about photography, so I am overdue. Here is a good article about selecting a camera bag from B&H Video and Photography and FYI much of this info pertains to other kind of bags as well such as your next range bag for you firearm shooters. A bag is like any other tool you need to have the right tool for the right job and when it comes to carrying equipment, doesn’t matter if its camera gear, guns, or camping equipment, the better the bag is matched up to your load requirements the easier it is to carry and to use. So take a look at this article.

Take care and carry a good bag for your goodies


In the Bag: 7 Things to Consider When Buying Your Next Camera Bag | explora.

Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2014

Top 10 AR-15 Rifles 2014.

If you are shopping or thinking about shopping for a new Modern Sporting Rifle (AR) in 2015, this is a good article from Firearms by Dave Dolbee and Cheaper than Dirt to use as a starting point. When you are ready to buy one, just let me know if you are a local to the J’ville area and S3 can order it for you.

Take care and Stay Safe out there



Great information available from a great speaker

Good Morning and Happy New Year

Well to start off this new year, I wanted to pass along some info from one of the best instructors and firearms experts in the good old USA today, Mass Ayoob!

So take a look at this info from his blog and if you ever get the chance to hear him in person, attend one of his training courses or read his books, I strongly urge you to do so. They are well worth the time, money and effort.

Listen in, stay safe and even learn something good today


IN GUN-FREE ZONES by Massad Ayoob

Posted: 02 Jan 2015 06:53 AM PST

Last year, a man ran amok in a mental health facility in Pennsylvania. He murdered one victim and wounded a doctor before the doc drew his own small caliber pistol and shot the guy, stopping what might well have been a mass murder.  The doc was not in compliance with the gun-free zone policy of the clinic.  After the police pointed out how many lives he had saved, that problem sort of went away…

John Gavazzi runs an excellent podcast for ethicists and psychologists, called – appropriately enough – Ethics and Psychology.


I appeared on there recently when the topic in the first paragraph above was on the menu.  As a subject matter expert on deadly force, I was the only one on the podcast panel who was notan attorney.  Yes, you could say I was…shrink-wrapped. The podcast linked above runs about an hour.

I thought the topic was covered well; if you have an hour to spare, you can find it here:

I was one of three speakers who addressed the gun-free zone issue last September at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Chicago, hosted by Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and the Second Amendment foundation.  If you have 40-45 minutes, those presentations can be found here:

And yes, I still say “gun-free zone” translates into “hunting preserve for psychopaths who hunt humans.”

Strong People Are Harder to Kill | USCCA

Well it is the day before New Year’s Eve and like so many out there in the real world you may be considering your New Year’s resolution. Which for many people is to “Get more physically fit and get in shape”. Well thanks to the good folks at USCCA here is a different perspective to consider as a good reason to get in shape and stay in shape. You will live longer plan fact. So check out the artical and video and have a safe and Happy New Year. See you in the Gym in 2015.


Strong People Are Harder to Kill | USCCA.

Interesting comparison of two cities

Interesting comparison – – Coupled with the only possible reason / conclusion for the pronounced differences between the two cities – – It’s quite obvious – – Don’t you think?




Stats can mean different things to different people….



A Tale of Two Cities

Chicago, IL Houston, TX
Population 2.7 million 2.15 million
Median HH Income $38,600 $37,000
% African-American 38.9% 24%
% Hispanic 29.9% 44%
% Asian 5.5% 6%
% Non-Hispanic White 28.7% 26%

Pretty similar until you compare the following:

Chicago, IL Houston, TX
Concealed Carrygun law no yes
# of Gun Stores 0 184 – Dedicated gun stores plus 1500 – legal places to buy guns- Walmart, K-mart, sporting goods, etc.
Homicides, 2012 1,806 207
Homicides per 100K 38.4 9.6
Avg. January high temperature  (F) 31 63


Cold weather from global warming causes murder. 🙂


Note: In the future some of these stats may change because as all you knowledgeable gun people know during 2014 Illinois was forced by the courts to allow Concealed Carry in the state. So it may help the crime rates in the future there. We can only hope, but based on these Stats there is nothing really going to help them until this whole Global Warming cold weather thing goes away;-)

Take care and Stay Safe



The death of Common Sense

This has been floating around the internet for awhile now it is from the London Times and as we reflect back on this past year I thought it was a good time to present this article for your review and contemplation as we look forward to 2015.

Read it over think about it and if you agree pass it on.

Take care, Stay Safe and pray things get better in 2015. But don’t hold your breath.


An Obituary printed in the London Times…..Absolutely Dead Brilliant !!

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense ,
who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure
how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red
tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple,
sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable
strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health
began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations
were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment
for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from school for using mouthwash after
lunch; and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened
his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when
parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to
do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent to administer
sun lotion or an aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a
student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to
live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better
treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating
when you couldn’t defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the
burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up
the will to live, after a woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of
coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a
huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
– I Know My Rights
– I Want It Now
– Someone Else Is To Blame
– I’m A Victim
– Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.

If you still remember him, pass this on.