Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Open Carry Advocate Arrested for Homicide" .....what in the world?!

"A prominent gun rights advocate charged in a May 9 homicide seemed impatient with others in the so-called open carry movement when he announced his intentions on a message board two years ago.
"I've noticed that there seems to be no one in Milwaukee willing to get OC (open carry) started, but I was never one to wait for others," wrote Jesus C. Gonzalez, using the screen name Parabellum, from the Latin phrase that means, "If you seek peace, prepare for war.""

What does this have to do with the open carry of firearms? Tell me. Go ahead, tell me.
Thats right, nothing, nada, zip. The story barely touches on the actual  incident and focuses unnervingly on the man's choice of forums.

If I were to (god-forbid) have to shoot a person...would the media headline me with "Shooting suspect was rabid makeup enthusiast"? I imagine not, because noone is out to persecute makeup enthusiasts. Open carriers however...well they aren't the most popular of the bunch, so whos going to stick up for them?

Not to proselytize, but shouldn't the media focus more on reporting the facts of the incident over whatever his interests or political views?
Whether this was a justified shoot or not is really the question, not whether or not he liked the idea of carrying a firearm under his shirt or on his belt.


Stay Safe.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Gun Mechanics 1: Dry Firing- Myth, Truth, Advice


        I've been lectured by at least a dozen people, most of whom I did not know (self crowned range police) and family members, that to pull the trigger of a firearm while its hammer or striker was engaged was to commit sin.

       I don't dry fire other people's guns, not without their permission, that would be rude.
When they're my guns, I will do exactly what I wish, thank you! Even if...they're kind of right.

       Dry firing, as we all know is to actuate the trigger of a firearm while the chamber is empty and the hammer or striker is engaged.
Simply put, some guns will suffer no consequence from dry firing, and others can be broken, worn, or damaged.

        Lets have a look at some examples of which can be, and which cannot, based on their design. Making blanket statements would be easier, but I'll try to be precise and as accurate as I can, and if I am in error, please, PLEASE correct me. There is enough bad information bogging down the internet, without me contributing.....

Monday, April 12, 2010

Its a new day and a fresh new blog that needs brand new content!

Our efforts are now devoted to bringing you the the hottest news , the most detailed and succint reviews and the most thoughtful insights into the world of gun culture and gun history possible!

You readers are our most vital asset, and we hope you can contribute through discourse in the comments, and any contributions of ideas or articles you might want to see on this blog.

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