Wednesday, November 7, 2012

OK.... so now what?

Lots and lots of post-Election hand-wringing...

"Oh crud, Obama Won!"

"Buy more guns and ammo!"

"Don't buy anything, because you're part of the problem!"

"Damn, look at how Brady/CSGV are gloating over Obama's victory"


Lots of cursing the darkness.

Who's lighting the candle?

What's our plan, going forward - from this very moment?

If you haven't joined the NRA or any other advocacy group, join now,
and get others to sign up.  There is strength in numbers.

Tell your bolt-action rifle and double-barreled shotgun shooting/hunting friends
that yes, their hardware is in the crosshairs of the gun banners.  Just because their
stuff doesn't have a military look, it doesn't mean that it's immune to restriction or an outright ban.
The anti-gunners will definitely go after the former, but they will not be satisfied with just that beginning

Take your kids, grandkids, nieces/nephews shooting.  Don't force it on them, but do it. 

Write letters - thank your pro-gun representatives for voting our way.  Write polite letters to the anti-gun politicians to let them know that we're out there, and that we care about our rights.

Did your decision to move to a different state hinge at least partially on RKBA or lack thereof?  Write a letter to the governor and Treasurer/comptroller of the state you are leaving.  Let them know that gun rights are part of the reason, and that you're a productive citizen whose tax revenue will be missed.  Giving them a reasonable annual estimate of your combined income, sales and property taxes will let them know how much.

Take your non-shooting friends to the range, especially if they're anti-gun or neutral on the subject.  I've found that "neutrals" unless they've been shooting, will generally lean a bit toward regulating firearms if pressed on the matter.

Obama's re-election MAY make our shooting lives more difficult and complicated - but CANNOT make it impossible if we stand and fight. 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Awesomeness of the Gun Community

  Imagine you're walking through the parking lot of a shopping center.  You hear the following conversations in passing: "Yeah, I just got it a month ago.  Been waiting a long time.  Here's the key - take it for a spin."  or: "You're low on gas? No problem, I'll hand siphon out five gallons and you can put it in your own car."
  I think the probability of that happening is vanishingly small, small enough to be called "zero."
  If you strike the words "car" and "gasoline" and replace them with "gun" and "ammunition" you'll understand the comaraderie, enthusiasm and generosity that exists in the gun community, between shooters.
  It's just one of the reasons why we're winning.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Time Marches On...

If you find you don't reflect, resolve and renew at the conclusion of every day of the year, why bother doing so on day# 365?