Monday, November 30, 2009
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Yesterday between church services, I finally got to do something I had been planning on for a long while - take a 12-year old shooting. Sorry, no pics since I didn't get to ask his mother how she felt about them being on the web.
We ended up shooting four guns, my Bersa 380, S&W 22A, Springfield M6 Scout(which is for sale, should anyone be interested), and my M&P 15.
He had never fired a pistol before, and had only fired a 22LR and 410 a few times before, without much instruction, it seemed. He found love with two of my guns, the 22A and the M6. I will say he got to be pretty good with that pistol having never shot one before, and the shotgun, well, he nailed some milk jugs with it. We ended up shooting for at least 2 hours by the time it was all done.
Now, you have to understand, this is the kid that when I mentioned to others I was taking him shooting, they replied "Good Luck" and "Better wear a bullet proof vest". He is known for being slightly rambunctious to say the least, so perhaps they were correct to think that. It's not entirely his fault, as he doesn't have a father close by. He has a wonderful grandfather, but that only goes so far. He needs good male influence, and a lot of it.
However, we went over safety rules, and I made it very plain that failure to follow the rules results in an end to the shooting. He was VERY disciplined, and one time even caught me for forgetting to put a gun back on safe when done firing it. He now not only wants to go shooting again, but wants to go hunting with me this Saturday when deer season opens. His mom said it's completely up to me. I may be picking up a blind and having a kid with me.
Gotta scout his grandparents land in the next couple days to see where to set up. Good thing the gun is sighted in, cause I don't have much time left to get ready.
Take a kid shooting. Teach them responsibility and discipline, and you will impact them forever.
Good chance it could come up for a vote as soon as this week. Make sure to flood your Senators with calls, e-mails, letters, whatever. Just see that they get the point. It's our responsibility to keep the country free. We've already seen that Congress won't do it.
INSIGHT on Freedom: Global Warming Hoax = Global Governance
Longstreet provides a good read on the truth and real issues about climate change and the global treaty.
Also, over at his place, he has a graphic linking to a website that is a must-see.
Now that is disturbing stuff over there, and more reason to vehemently oppose this legislation.
Welcome to the Blogroll Rosey, from whom comes this article about the National Education Association.
Make sure to follow the link to the one book review he mentions. Shade on the scary side. Why I will home school when I have kids.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Not surprising, but worth a read.
Armed and Safe: Violence Policy Center worries that Supreme Court will heed the Constitution
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
WRSA brings us a blast from April. I wasn't even reading blogs then, much less trying to write one, so I found it fresh material. Worth a double take, even if you've seen it before.
Direct links to articles mentioned
So, the government takeover of healthcare passed in the House by a vote of 220-215. One step closer to tyranny. Now that it's out of the House, we need to focus our efforts on Senators. Even if you think they are on your side, make sure they hear from you. Phone calls, letters, e-mails, just flood the offices with whatever you can to tell them we don't want this bill in any form. The Senate seems to be the last chance. Make sure to take a look at this article via Liberty Sphere. I certainly hope he is right about it dying.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
This is why it is such a big deal for us to fight the health bill. Yes, I know it's 10 minutes long, but Reagan sums it up very succinctly why we cannot allow anything resembling a socialized medicine bill to pass.
Thanks again to Red Planet Cartoons.
No comment. Should scare you and infuriate you without extra words.
Bloviating Zeppelin: The Dems: Could You Be Arrested For No ObamaKare?
This is what our legal system is coming to. Not just the judicial, but also legislative and executive. We need to make sure they all know this: No immunity, total accountability. If not, prepare yourself for fetters and a heavy ball. Possibly quite literally.
Between Two Rivers: "We have absolute immunity"
Friday, November 6, 2009
William S. Lind is reported to have said: "Political Correctness is cultural Marxism. It is Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms. It is an effort that goes back not to the 1960s and the hippies and the peace movement, but back to World War I. If we compare the basic tenets of Political Correctness with classical Marxism the parallels are very obvious.” Lind goes on to say that American citizens are "afraid of using the wrong word, a word denounced as offensive or insensitive, or racist, sexist, or homophobic." He says that such changes can be attributed to the influence of cultural Marxists.My emphasis in bold. Hence, why I do not play the PC game.