Posts Tagged ‘information’

I know, I know. I have been MIA for about a month. Trust me I have a good excuse. I have been busy, extremely busy. I am currently sitting in a hotel in Warren Ohio rehydrating from a long hot day on the range participating in a Critical Defensive Handgun course put on by Safety Solutions Academy. Two weeks before this I was rolling around in the red Missouri dirt with Defensive Engagement Concepts in their Tac 2 pistol. I have taken tons of notes and have a lot of new concepts to use for topics later on. Obviously I will be doing an after action report for these classes as soon as I can get a breather. Unfortunately for the blog and my readers I will be back in a 3 day course in a little over a week then back to being the instructor instead of the student.

Long story short I am still alive and I have lived on a range nearly every weekend…. AND I LOVE IT. I am gaining more stuff to bring to the blog and to Valkyrie Defense Group. I am going to try to focus a little more on getting content out because we have picked up a few more readers from a lot of the VDG classes and I know they would like to hear more from me. (They told me.)

I hope you all have gotten out and got your fingers on some triggers and used the time you spend on the range effectively.

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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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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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While I’m excited about  Hodgdon’s new reloading data center I don’t think it has all the data I’ll ever need but they are giving it a valiant effort.

Hodgdon removed their very outdated load data center and recently replaced it with a new format that is extra user friendly.

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What I really like about the new layout is how well it works with a mobile device. So now when I’m standing in the reloading aisle at the gun store I can quickly find a powder that will work well with what I’m trying to do.

I still would like to see them add more bullet varieties but this will do for now.

You can check it out on Hodgon’s website and let me know what you think.

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Who remembers the instructor from Lancaster Ohio who cracked one off in the class room while demonstrating how you don’t have to remove a revolver from a purse to fire it? Well, he made the news again today. It was actually good news for him and some pretty shitty news for every other NRA instructor out there. Good news for him is that he didn’t get charged with a felony for winging a student. Bad news for us because every time you identify yourself as a NRA instructor you are automatically synonymous with this asshole.

I have to give him credit though, every student in that class will never forget that a revolver will shoot through a purse.

If you are in the market for safe and knowledgeable instruction check us out at Valkyrie Defense Group. You can find us online or on Facebook. Like our page to keep up to date on our rapidly growing training schedule. While on Facebook swing by and give the blog a like too. I would really appreciate it.

Question of the day, have you ever witnessed an instructor do something incredibly stupid or give some horrible advice? Let me know on Facebook or in the comments section below.

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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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