Well played, Evi L. Bloggerlady, well played!
Granted, this is not how we were taught to clean our M-16s when I was in the Army, and I’m sure my company’s armorer would have slapped me in the head for turning in a rifle where I had not even bothered to clean the upper receiver, lower receiver, or the bolt carrier. But whatever.
Why the second amendment? Because the only thing that stops an evil man with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. Or, in this case the only thing that stops an evil man with a knife, is also a good guy. With a gun.
A deranged man snatched a two-year-old girl from her mother’s shopping cart and held a knife to her throat. The video and 911 call from the June 17 standoff were released by authorities last week.
A heroic police officer, Capt. David Huff, fatally shot 37-year-old Sammie Wallace at point-blank range, believing that the child had already been harmed by Wallace. The child was not hurt in the horrifying incident. Police said Wallace did not have any prior connection to the child or her mother.
Make sure you click the link to go watch the video.
Thank God for this well-trained Wolf, because without him, that little girl very likely ends up dead.
A good friend of mine is a current, high-ranking law enforcement officer in Travis County/Austin, with more than 20 years experience as a LEO in our community.
He stopped by yesterday to tell me about a meeting he attended recently — a meeting held by the Austin/Travis County Family Violence Task Force (which is chaired by Gretta Gardner), and attended by representatives of various law-enforcement agencies in Travis County.
The subject of the meeting was…uh…somewhat disconcerting from a pro-second amendment and pro-constitution perspective.
The Family Violence Task Force asked local law enforcement agencies to adopt as policy: when responding to any and all disturbance calls at residences, that officers should first ask the home owner if they have any guns in the house. And, if so, to voluntarily “surrender” all of their guns to the officer before they proceed to investigate the disturbance call.
Let that sink in for a moment, and consider what the Task Force is asking these officers to do.
Thankfully, my friend said that his agency has no plans to adopt this asinine policy, because, as he said, it would violate the second amendment rights of citizens in his community. Additionally, he said that it would do more to endanger officers than it would to make their jobs safer.
What happens if a citizen is asked about guns in his home, and he responds in the affirmative. Now what happens when he refuses to surrender them — to let officers into his home, into his gun safe, and allow them to walk out with his guns? An already tense situation (a disturbance call) just became a stand-off between the homeowner and the officers over his refusal to allow them to illegally seize his guns from his home.
Think I’ll ping my good buddy Chief Art Acevedo (Chief of Police for Austin Police Department) and ask his opinion on this policy.
Not only is Øbama PWNED, he pwns Biden, McCain, Rubio, Chambliss and a multitude of loony leftists.
The good Senator should take a bow.
As if there was any doubt.
And more, via the American Thinker.
Don’t forget the 3 Percenters:
Roughly three percent of the population fought for liberty at any given time during the American war for Independence. With a colonial population of 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 only about 250,000 men served during the war with never more than 90,000 men serving at any given time.
Historians have estimated that approximately 40-45% of the colonists supported the rebellion while 15-20% of the population of the thirteen colonies remained loyal to the British Crown. The remaining 35-45% attempted to remain neutral.
Doing the bang-and-clang with a LaRue rifle, while rocking to the Nuge.
I wish I had attended this year’s convention.
The NRA is hosting the 142nd Annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in the heart of downtown Houston this weekend.
More than 100K attendees are expected to take part (I, regretfully, won’t be one of them, as my 1) my lovely wife is going out of town for a week on Monday, and I want to spend the weekend at home with her and the boy, and 2) my motorcycle needs some maintenance work this weekend). But leave it to the local Liberal media to put their own Liberal spin on it and to capture the images and perspectives that align with their own anti-NRA and anti- gun narrative:
So the story isn’t “100K freedom-loving patriots show up to NRA event”, but rather “3 kooks stand on the sidewalk?”
What media bias, indeed.
For those of you who know who this man was, we have lost a great ambassador for the shooting community.
We don’t think we’ll hear much of an argument when we state Tom Knapp was one of the finest exhibition shooters this world has ever laid eyes on—his talent with a shotgun was only rivaled by his showmanship, and Knapp deserves much credit for bringing trick shooting into the 21st century, working with major shotgun producers like Benelli and CZ over the years. He was also an excellent ambassador for gun culture and his program Shooting USA, still ranks in our minds as one of the finest shooting programs to ever reach the airwaves.
I can add little to that statement and can only say when I was first introduced to his remarkable exhibition shotgun shooting I was in awe and became an instant fan.
Of the many videos available that demonstrate his shooting skills this one is my all-time favorite.
Not only was shooting all ten clays difficult, throwing ten at once(repeatedly) was remarkable.
Godspeed Mr. Knapp, you left us far too soon at age 62.
May God bless and watch over your family at this difficult time.