Looks like we have another example of violence in a victim rich zone….err I mean gun free zone. Sounds like the bad guy is in custody.

Now we just wait for the calls to ban assault knives. Think of the children.

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I will keep this short. As I am writing this it is 12:37 and the facts are still rolling in.

What we do know is this is yet ANOTHER shooting that has happened in a “gun free zone.” Plastic signs protect nobody, plain and simple.

Next point I want to make is this is the tweet that made me realize something was happening.

This made my blood boil. I cannot explain the level of pissed off I hit when I realized some of our nations warriors were being told to “Hide and Hope” instead of protecting themselves and their brothers and sisters. “Shelter in place and wait for the trained people to show up.” Makes sense right? Now for the second time, on the same military base, we have had soldiers slaughtered.  When will someone realize the hypocrisy of telling our military personnel we trust them with guns as long as they are in some other far away country when they are carrying them?

So far we have discussed two laws that are bullshit policies and need to go. You want to save lives? Stop creating victims. Just my $.02 on the legal side of this tragedy.

Another thing we know right now is that someone in Washington is thinking of the best way to use this tragedy to strip veterans of their Second Amendment rights. Just wait and see….

One last thing before I sign off. This is another instance where a shooter is met with resistance from a good guy with a gun and quickly offs themselves. According to news reports the shooter was engaged by a female MP and immediately turned his gun on himself. This seems to be a theme in the history of mass shootings and must be pointed out more. The only thing that stops bad guys with guns are good guys with guns.

As usual I will keep the same policy I have had regarding mass shooters since I started the blog and that is I will not use their names. I will not use my blog to add to the fame of any person who can commit such atrocious acts. Like the rest of the nation I send my thoughts and prayers out to the victims and their families.

Feel free to add your thoughts and feelings below on here or over on the Facebook page.

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I shed no tears on Mr. Gun Control’s departure along with his CNN show. It came as no surprise to me how he signed calling for guns to be limited to the highly skilled and highly trained hands of military personnel.

If you missed the sign off here is the text….

Regular viewers will know that the issue of gun control has been a consistent and often very controversial part of this show. And I want to say something more about that before I bow out.

I have lived and worked in America for much of the past decade. It’s a magnificent country. A land of true opportunity that affords anyone, even British chancers like me, the opportunity to live the American dream. The vast majority of Americans I have met are decent, hard-working, thoroughly dependable people. As my brother, a British Army colonel, says, “You’d always want an American next to you in a trench when the going gets tough.”

But that’s where I think guns belong – on a military battlefield, in the hands of highly trained men and women fighting for democracy and freedom. Not in the hands of civilians. The scourge of gun violence is a disease that now infects every aspect of American life.  Each day, on average, 35 people in this country are murdered with guns, another 50 kill themselves with guns, and 200 more are shot but survive. That’s 100,000 people a year hit by gunfire in America.

Now, I assumed that after 70 people were shot in a movie theater, and then, just a few months later, 20 first-graders were murdered with an assault rifle in an elementary school, that the absurd gun laws in this country would change. But nothing has happened. The gun lobby in America, led by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly, supine silence. Even when 20 young children are blown away in their classrooms.

This is a shameful situation that frankly has made me very angry. So angry, in fact, that some people have criticized me for being too loud, opinionated, even rude when I have debated the issue of guns. But I make no apologies for that.

As Sir Winston Churchill said: “If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then, hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”

My point is simple: more guns doesn’t mean less crime as the NRA repeatedly tries to tell you. It means more gun violence, more death, and more profits for the gun manufacturers. And to those who claim my gun control campaigning has been “anti-American,” well, the reverse is true. I’m so pro-American, I want more of you to stay alive.

But I’ve made my point. I’ve given it a tremendous whack. Now it’s down to you. It is your country; these are your gun laws. And the senseless slaughter will only end when enough Americans stand together and cry: Enough!

I look forward to that day. I also look forward to seeing you all again soon. Thank you and God bless America. Oh, and while I’m at it, God bless Great Britain too. Goodnight.

True douche fashion as you would expect. The only thing I will miss from his show is watching the Youtube clips of Second Amendment supporters using him to mop the floor in debates.

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Georgia is moving in the right direction and not everyone is happy about it.  The “Safe Carry Protection Act” is now waiting on approval from Gov. Nathan Deal. Deal has an A rating from the NRA and it has been previously been reported that he stated he would sign any pro 2A bill that reaches his desk.

Of course all the standard outlets are shitting their pants in typical “blood of the streets” hysteria and one Anti-gun radio host went a little above and beyond with his misinformation filled rant. Mike Malloy who seems to think that the answer to curbing gun violence in the nation is …. well…. threatening more gun violence. Here is the rant…. (You can listen to it yourself over on the Guns Save Lives Blog)

[The] organization founded by Gabrielle Giffords…the former Arizona Congresswoman…who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, she calls it “the most extreme gun bill in America.” The NRA, which they’re behind this of course, they want guns everywhere….I would like to invite one of the NRA board members, and I’ll be armed, let’s just get this over with, OK? Come on down to Georgia and I’ll be packing heat and you be packing heat or whether you want to or not, I don’t give a damn, it’s up to you. And you come, meet me someplace, and all of sudden, see, we have stand your ground here, and all of a sudden I’m going to feel real…threatened by you! And I will shoot you! If I feel threatened. The law says I can. Ha ha ha ha ha, Ha ha ha ha ha!

Now anyone who knows anything that isn’t at all how a “Stand Your Ground law” works. It doesn’t matter if a state has a Stand Your Ground Law in effect or not you still have to prove your actions were reasonable and prudent by fulfilling the elements of Ability, Opportunity, and Jeopardy (If you have taken your concealed handgun class and have never head of AOJ before you should go get yourself in to a real class). People like Mr. Malloy think that if you keep repeating a lie eventually it will come true. If I remember correctly Albert Einstein described insanity as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

Comments as usual are always welcome over on the Facebook page. Stop by and give it a like and while you are there let me know what you think about the Anti-gun side being the more violent side of the Second Amendment argument.

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California State Senator Leland Yee is really all I have to say and you automatically start rolling your eyes.  It is everywhere, Facebook, blogs, heck even the NRA is talking about it. But I’m not here to tell you what you already know. Nope, today I am here to ask you why you are surprised?

I need to remind everyone that even before the title of Anti-gun Democrat comes the title POLITICIAN and therefore none of this should surprise anyone. How many times have we talked about the laws being for the little people? These types of people only care about their reputation during an election cycle where they come off their political high horse to kiss some hands and shake a few babies, say what needs to be said, and then head back to their elitist ways as soon as the votes are counted and wait for the time comes back around to start the vicious cycle over again.

The only bright side of this is he has with drawn from the Secretary of State race and is now facing calls for his resignation as a State Senator.  Jeez… I thought with this extensive resume he would be the top candidate for a leadership role at the Justice Department. Unfortunately, I believe Eric Holder was over heard saying that here was only room for one gun smuggler in the Democrat party….. ZING!

Thoughts? Head over the Facebook Page and let me know how you feel or you can comment with your best Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift Leland Yee edition joke.

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Ok maybe I would understand if you would move it above me. If you remember the MAG 20: Citizens Rules of Engagement I took in the middle of February you probably are well aware of my praise for Massad Ayoob. Not only is he a great teacher and instructor but he also transfers that information over into his blog over on Backwoods Home Magazine. He is in the middle of a series about “Why we use expanding bullets” now and it is so full of facts. I recommend that you print it out and put it in a safe place for future reading.

One of my very favorite series he did was on the George Zimmerman trial. If you think you understand the Zimmerman trial and verdict you have another thing coming. I urge you to read all 20 parts to this series and then try to tell me you didn’t learn something. You can find the first part of the series here.  The great thing about this entire series is Mas uses the entire situation as a learning experience for the average concealed carry person. If you want a look into what kind of information is in the MAG 20 classroom here is prime example of a fraction of knowledge Mr. Ayoob has to offer.

I have had this post on deck to post for quite a while and never got around to finishing it. After I started into reading his latest series I knew I had to finish it and get the info out there to my readers. Massad Ayoobs’ blog is a great resource and I didn’t want my readers to go any longer without it. Here is my challenge to my readers… Go read some of the posts in his Zimmerman series and let me know on the Facebook page what you found most interesting.

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Over the weekend we had yet another Concealed Handgun Class and we were covering the subject of cleaning your handgun. We usually snicker when we read the NRA suggestion of cleaning after every time you shoot your gun. The instructors that help us at Valkyrie Defense Group are all guilty of going pretty long durations before our guns get anymore than just a wipe down. Let’s face it if I cleaned my guns every time I fired them my son would probably not know who I am. One reason I love instructing is when I am talking or answering questions sometimes I will have a little epiphany or in this situation a realization and when I do I try to make a mental note to come back here to share.

Yesterday talking about cleaning it hit me that I never carry a “clean” gun. I have this weird habit of when I clean any of my carry guns I will not feel right carrying it until I have shot a magazine through it to perform a function test. I want to be absolutely sure that the gun was put back together properly before I want to depend my life on it. The last thing I want is to clean my gun and head out into a situation where I need to defend my life with it and get a click instead of a bang in that critical moment. The new R51 is a gun that has me thinking this needs to be considered more and more for people.

When you re-assemble the R51 you must slip a small tab on the slide stop of the gun underneath this little spring. You must insert it perfectly parallel to the slide. If you tilt the slide stop upwards by as little as a 1/16th of an inch, if it rides above the spring, the gun will malfunction.

Just to make sure I’m not just picking on the R51, my Ruger LCP requires the recoil spring to be replaced a certain way. If not it will fail to eject on nearly every shot.

How about you? Have you ever thought about function testing your gun before you depend your life on it? Head over to the Facebook page and let me know if this is something that has ever crossed your mind or if you do something similar. While you are there make sure you give me a like to keep up to date on all the pictures of some of the projects I’m working on.

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