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Congratulations, America!

January 22, 2014

According to the FBI, 2013 was the busiest year EVER for firearm sales: over 21 million NICS checks were completed. That’s 10% more than the previous record year, 2012. I’m sure this is NOT what the anti-gunners had in mind. Must be infuriating for them. How very sad that they are so very wrong.

Fake gun robbery gone wrong

January 21, 2014

WZZM reports that a Grand Rapids’ robbery went wrong on Sunday night. The robber was so convincing with his fake gun that his victim felt the need to use his own gun, which was real. I don’t know about Grand Rapids, but in South Carolina the victim would have been perfectly justified in doing what he did. The fact that the gun turns out to be fake afterwards does not matter as far as ticking the “is my life in danger” box is concerned. If it looks real, we can assume it is real.


CWP course scheduled for March

January 21, 2014

Saturday, March 29: South Carolina CWP Course.

Harvey Weinstein blows the whistle on himself

January 20, 2014

Some delusional folks continue to argue that there is NOT a strong anti-gun bias in the American media, despite ample evidence to the contrary.

So when major Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein says that he’s going to make a movie that will take the NRA “head on” and make them ““wish they weren’t alive”, can we take his own word for it?

This is the guy who produced Gangs of New York and Pulp Fiction.

So making money depicting gratuitous violence is OK in Harvey Weinstein’s view of the world, but ordinary citizens effectively defending themselves against it is not. Got it! Honestly, I find that pretty sickening.



Record number of people attend SHOT show

January 19, 2014

The SHOT show is the industry’s annual trade show. Here is some of what Town Hall reported on it:

The State of our industry is renewed. More persons are entering the recreational shooting sports than ever before. More hunters, more target shooters, more women, more diverse groups, more licensed gun owners and, as you all know, more firearms sales,” NSSF President and CEO Steve Sanetti said during the State of the Industry Dinner earlier this week. “Perhaps the best news of all is that, despite tremendous increases in these numbers, violent crime with firearms has decreased dramatically during the last five years, to early 1960s levels.

Personal Protection Inside the Home in Columbia, SC

January 19, 2014

From Fox News:

a man broke into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment shortly before midnight Sunday and was shot by the woman’s new boyfriend.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said 26-year-old Roderick Eugene Harris Jr. died at a Columbia hospital after being shot in the chest.

Personal Protection inside the Home in Phoenix, AZ

January 18, 2014

Via ABC15:

officers responded to the home around 3:20 a.m. where the 77-year-old resident told them someone had burglarized his home the day before and that he was awakened on Friday by an intruder.

He said he realized the intruder was not a family member and got a shotgun. He told police he feared for his life and fired one shot at the suspect who was struck and fell to the ground.

The burglar was less than half his age and expired at the scene. The homeowner is not expected to be charged.

Know who you open the door for

January 18, 2014

This story does not start out well for the good guys:

Trooper Mark Mulvey said Braman tried to close the door when he realized Muchanic was wearing a ski mask. State police said Muchanic then forced his way into the home and began assaulting Braman and knocking him to the ground.

Fortunately, the good guy had thought to bring his .357 Magnum:

Braman fired three shots at Muchanic and hit him once in the groin.

Ouch! I’m not sure prison time would be necessary in this case. A .357 bullet to the groin should be enough to convince anyone that home invasions are Not Nice.

The ploy to get inside the home was the old “my car has broken down and I need to use your phone” story. I’m amazed that criminals are still using that in this age of cell phones.

Travelling through or to Washington, DC? Read this first!

January 17, 2014

Under current Federal law, it is illegal to own ammunition or ammunition components in Washington DC unless you are a registered gun owner in DC. The “ammunition components” part means this prohibition includes spent cases! The punishment is up to $1,000 fine or up to 1 year in prison. There are troubling stories about DC police going out of their way to use this law to go after people. 

So before you visit Washington, DC, make sure you remove ALL ammunition and ALL fired cases from your luggage or car.

Never store a gun in unused luggage

January 16, 2014

During my CWP course, one of the things I cover is locations to NEVER store your handgun. Unused luggage is one of those locations. This story illustrates why.