Posts Tagged ‘2nd Amendment’

If you have never heard of the Friends of the NRA you are missing out. Since it’s inception, The Friends of the NRA has had over 16,000 events, reached over 2.8 million attendees, and raised over $230 million through its wildly-successful fundraising program for The NRA. The money raised goes towards projects aimed at youth shooting programs, women’s programs, range services, education & training, hunter safety services, and The National Firearms Museum. A large part of the money will stay in the community it was raised in.

I am proud to say that I sit on the committee for Coshocton’s first ever Friends of the NRA banquet. All the counties surrounding Coshocton have their own committees and banquets to raise funds to help their county’s interests and now finally Coshocton  has their chance.

The Coshocton event will be held on April 4th and the doors will open at 5:00 pm. I can say that there will be no dull moments between the raffles, auction, and the amazing dinner that everyone is in for. Tickets are $30 and that includes your dinner. The raffles will consist of a coin game, a knife game, an ammo can game, and the standard Friends of the NRA WALL OF GUNS raffle. One other raffle that I am super excited about is called the Mystery Safe. Here is what is cool about this, the winner will receive a 45 gun safe worth well above $1000 dollars MSRP and inside that safe will be 2 guns. This is just an example of what kind of prizes you could walk away with.

The committee is also doing many pre-event raffles. We are raffling off 30 Glocks, a Ruger 1911, and various other raffles AS WELL AS A PRE-EVENT MYSTERY SAFE!!! That’s right we aren’t just giving away one safe with two guns we are giving 2. Only 50 tickets on the pre sale will be sold so if you are interested you need to move quickly. You can message me or contact the committee chairman HERE.

Of course I will be at the event making the rounds so if you would like to meet me in person this will be a perfect chance and you will be helping out a great cause! Again if you have any questions please feel free to contact me or the committee chairman HERE. You can also buy your dinner tickets online and as an incentive to buy your tickets early there is a free raffle for one of two handguns called the Early Bird Raffle for the first 200 dinner tickets sold. All you have to do is buy your ticket sooner than later.

Please share this with your friends and family. We would love to make the first ever Coshocton Friends of the NRA banquet a successful one so please help me get the word out. I would love to see everyone there and meet some of my readers from the Ohio area so jump on and get your ticket. Maybe if we get a good group we can even head out for a sit down and a beer afterwards. I hope to see you there!

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I was going over some of the stats for the year 2013 for the blog and to me they are pretty awesome. Looking back and thinking about how I started the blog as a way to keep in touch with all my friends while I was at SHOT Show and keep them updated on everything I was seeing the blog has grown more and further than I ever dreamed this year. Every day I am reminded why I come home and pound away on the keyboard when I receive the simple new Facebook like or a kind email saying “I love reading everyday keep up the good work.”

I thought it would be fun to share some of the “best of” from Absolute BS in 2013 and share what a small hobby has turned into.

Most read Article was the ATS War belt Review followed by the Suunto Core Review. Amazingly the war belt review comes up as number three in the google search.

The most used search term was obviously ATS war belt but the next in line surprised me a bit. “Magpul leaving Colorado” was the second on the list.

Another huge surprise to me was the number of countries that have managed to find their way to the blog. A grand total of 85 have swung in to see what I have had to say. Leading the pack was of course the USA, followed but our neighbors up north Canada, then it was France, UK, and Germany rounding out the top 5. The latest country to hit the map with one visitor was Moldova.

Referrer websites were pretty predictable with Facebook at the top with most folks clicking over from there. But it was followed by ShootersLegion.com, Strt.us, and Gunbroker.com

The audience is 81% male with 18% female. The age range most attracted is 25-34.

I hope you have enjoyed the last year of second amendment news and firearms related talk. I have a few things planned already for this year. I am working on three pretty large projects now all at once. One is about the proposed changes to Ohio concealed carry laws, the next is one that I started within the last week on my recent change in daily carry platforms, and the last one is a project I thought up that is turning out to be pretty enjoyable. So stay tuned for those in the up coming weeks and months.

I am already planning out my personal training schedule for next year. The first class up is the one I am most excited about and will have a whole write-up about it before and after I go. I don’t want to spoil it so that is all I will say about it for now. There is another class that I am excited about that will help me work on a few skills that I feel I am lacking in and that is hand to hand and knife fighting. That will definitely be a huge learning experience for me.

As for Valkyrie Defense we are growing everyday quicker than we ever thought we would. We are booked solid with classes through the middle of February so anyone in Ohio is reading this and is wanting to take the Ohio Concealed Handgun class or one of our advanced carry classes please don’t wait until the weather breaks, contact us now and reserve your weekend in the spring and summer months now before they are all gone. We are getting all the details worked out with t-shirts, hats, patches, stickers, and vinyl decals as we speak so if you are interested is any of those visit the VDG Facebook page or our website and contact us for more details.

Once again I want to thank everyone for subscribing and liking Absolute BS Blog. I hope to keep the bar set high and bring everyone some laughs and good information throughout 2014. I always love to hear from my readers so if there is any suggestions or topic requests please feel free to use the contact page at the top or send me a message on the Facebook page. I respond to every thing I get so don’t be afraid and think you are bothering me.

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No. I’m sorry but no thanks. I stopped reasonable discussion, and compromise a long ago. With the recent snafu with Dick Metcalf and his odd anti-gun editorial in the latest issue of Guns and Ammo I thought putting my stance out there for everyone to digest would be a good idea. If you would like to read what Dick wrote click here.

As I started with I am not the reasonable type and I feel as gun owners we can’t fall into the trap of national dialogue and reasonable discussion. For some reason some gun owners feel the need to be reasonable and open towards the anti-gun side and want to come to the table and have that discussion or national dialogue we hear about so much from the mainstream media. Little do these gun owners know they are falling into a trap, the same trap Dick fell into. People like Dick feel that if they come to the table and show that gun owners are able to listen the people on the other side of that table are going to understand and be satisfied with just conversation. WRONG! Gun owners have been reasonable for far too long.

Every time we have a reasonable discussion the gun owners tend to be on the losing end of the outcome. They come to the table thinking “this will be the last time the Antis ask for anything. If we just give a little compromise everything will be ok.” We have given in little by little thinking this is the last peace offering we will have to make. Don’t believe me? Lets talk a little history.

  • 1791 the Second Amendment was Ratified. Twenty-seven beautiful words that guaranteed the right to keep and bear arms to every American.
  • 1934 The National Firearms Act was put into place due to the gangster culture brought about by prohibition. This law famously eliminated automatic weapons along with short barreled rifles, short barreled shotguns, and suppressors. Transfers of such weapons were subject to $200 fee and subject to the Treasury Departments approval.
  • 1938 The Federal Firearms Act was approved by Congress forcing anyone involved with selling firearms to obtain a Federal Firearms License from the Secretary of Commerce. This also required the new FFL’s to record the names and addresses of everyone they sold guns to.
  • 1968 The Gun Control Act was brought about after the assassination of JFK. FFL’s were required to keep even more detailed information along with forbidding sales of handguns across state lines. The major change came in the outlawing of purchasing rifles and shotguns through mail order. (Lee Harvey Oswald used a mail order rifle in the assignation of JFK)
  • 1972 The ATF was formed
  • 1986 The Law Enforcement Officer Protection Act stopped the manufacture and importation of “cop killer” bullets that could pierce body armor.
  • 1990 The Crime Control Act established what we now know today as “Gun Free Zones” in schools and the stopped the assembly of illegal semi-auto rifles and shotguns with legally imported parts.
  • 1994 the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention act placed a mandatory 5 day waiting period and background check on handguns until Nov. 1998 when the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) went live. The law stated all new firearm sales are subject to a NICS background check.
  • 1994 The Violent Crime and Law Enforcement Act, commonly referred to as the “Assault Weapon Ban,” made the manufacture, possession, and importation of new semiautomatic assault  weapons and large-capacity ammunition feeding devices for  civilian use illegal.

How about that for compromise and reasonable? We go from “shall not be infringed” to illegal for civilians to possess. I bet there was a lot of gun owners that thought the same as Dick Metcalf on the other side of the table when each of those laws were penned.

How about a more recent example of a reasonable discussion? Anyone remember Colorado and the dialogue that happened there? That is what happens when we open the door for reasonableness. If you don’t remember how it went just picture a one sided conversation with a senate majority leader telling his senators to ignore their constituents. Colorado is what happens when we have national dialogues and compromise. All the laws above came from compromise!

See? I told you I’m unreasonable. I don’t compromise. When it comes to my rights there is no compromise. Every time we have reasonable compromise we see another crack or a chip fall off of the foundation of our Second Amendment. Don’t be fooled into thinking we need to be reasonable. If you start thinking that way, come back to this post and read the middle part to remind yourself we have already compromised enough.

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I know it has been over a week now since I have brought any new material to all of you. After the LAX shooting I was discouraged and to be honest I feel a little ashamed. I feel like I let my readers down but let me explain myself.

Here we are again defending the actions of one crazy lunatic that has nothing in common with 99.99% of all gun owners. The media has been having wet dreams over this day since Sandy Hook. The earlier shooting (Naval Yard) didn’t fit their narrative; African-American, Prius driver, Obama supporter, and used a shotgun (at the advice of our VP I’m sure) so it wasn’t much to talk about or lean politically on.

Here is a quote from Mediaite

NBC News reporter Pete Williams identified the suspect in Friday’s LAX shooting as 23-year-old Paul Anthony Ciancia who, according to authorities, had literature on him that suggests “strong anti-government views.”

Strong anti-government views…. This is what the media has prayed for long before Sandy Hook. This is their fluffy white unicorn. I am shocked at the lack of media attention so far which leads me to believe that something’s off. I’m not hinting at a conspiracy theory or false flag incident but the details surrounding the incident are still not any further than the day of the incident except the shooter has been upgraded to fair condition.

I found myself at my day job hearing about the shooting and literally had a PTSD flashback moment of all the articles I have written over the last year defending our rights, debunking the myth that nobody needs “high capacity magazines”, and trying to point out that all these shootings are happening in strangely similar places (gun free zones). I was frustrated and demoralized. The thing that snapped me out of it was sort of funny and made me realize that the facts are on our side and the people who oppose our views are still running on nothing but fear and emotion.

Friday night, I met up with my family and family friends that had made their way down from Canada for dinner. By the end of the night one of them just couldn’t take it any more and had to ask, “What’s with the gun?” A back and forth discussion ensued where I was accused of being small-minded and looking for trouble.

“Do you have a fire extinguisher in your home?” I asked.

“Well of course.” he replied.

“Sounds like you are looking for a fire…”

*Brief silence* “In Canada we do things the old-fashioned way” *he rolls his sleeves up and puts up his fists.

“That’s all well and good by me, but my problem is when the 90 pound woman is on the receiving end of a 240 pound man.”

Then what he said next proved to me that his theory was the small-minded stance that was filled with  all emotion and not thought out. He said, “She shouldn’t have put herself in that situation.”

My response came quick and the discussion ended as soon as I ended my sentence, “Most rape victims don’t get that choice.”

This whole discussion is what made me realize that we have to keep going. We have been fighting the same fights long before Sandy Hook and we will always be constantly in a battle. There will always be crazy people among our societies (2% in fact) and the crazy people are going to do crazy things. We can’t be held responsible for these crazy people, especially from the pundits who continue to misuse facts and mislead the general public. So I’m back. Sorry I fell off the wagon and let the team down.

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…or for the people who don’t vote the right way on gun control issues.

It seems the D.C. police chief once again was willing to turn a blind eye on possessing restricted items in our nations capital. The first instance came when David Gregory showed up on set with a 30 round box magazine. The most recent instance involves a rather well known anti-gun senator. Senator Diane Feinstein held a high profile press conference at the beginning of the year and somehow managed to get a wall full of firearms that were restricted inside the city. How did she manage to do this you ask? After a Freedom of Information Act request was filled it turns out that that Washington Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier is willing to allow the rules to be bent and even managed to provide a few extra scary items to help give the presser a little more flare.

Not only did the Metro Police help with acquiring the props, they tried to cover it up all while refusing Republican Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham to bring rifles to a Senate Committee hearing regarding the same proposed legislation that Feinstein was pushing in the press conference.

Ironically enough Senator Feinstein was actively pushing for more and stricter laws while completely ignoring the ones in place. Once again laws are only for the people who obey them and those people aren’t criminals or anti-gun politicians.

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Sybrina Fulton held the attention of a Senate committee yesterday while trying to push changes to a law that was never used as a defense in the case surrounding her son. Why hasn’t anyone pointed that fact out? Maybe I’m in a bad mood tonight and am cutting straight to the chase?

“I just wanted to come here to … let you know how important it is that we amend this stand your ground because it certainly did not work in my case,” Fulton said, speaking without consulting prepared remarks. “The person that shot and killed my son is walking the streets today. This law does not work.”

Again, George Zimmerman’s defense team never used Stand Your Ground as a defense. Again with the misrepresenting of facts.

As expected Ted Cruz offers up the best idea of leaving it up to the states to decide.

“This is not about politicking. This is not about inflaming racial tensions. This is about the right of everyone to protect themselves and protect their families.”

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As of September 11th police received an internal memo that the NFL has banned all off-duty federal, state, and local law enforcement officers from carrying weapons in any NFL stadium or facility. As you would expect this flew about as well as a lead balloon with the police unions.

Of all the quotes I found from officers and police union reps on this issue the best one came from Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President Mike Shield.

“It is an insult that a state certified law-enforcement officer cannot carry his duty weapon at an NFL event.”

Wait, so it’s an insult to police but what about the ongoing  ban that has been kept legal concealed carry by citizens out of stadiums? Is this the same type of insult?

BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!! Another veteran officer piped up during the interview and added his two cents.

“If you don’t have someone that could respond to a deadly-force incident that could cause more lives to be in jeopardy,”

I totally agree!!! Someone like an armed citizen could respond and save lives! CAN I GET AN AMEN!?!?!?!??!

Just think if we could get this kind of pants shitting anger for the average civilians rights instead of the civilians with shiny badges. Let me what your thoughts are over on Facebook and while you are there click LIKE.

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