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Category Archives: Firearms and Ammunition

Exercising a right

What does it take to legally carry a concealed weapon, even in Missouri, one of the most gun-friendly States in the US? Here’s what it takes: Glock 19 Gen4: $650 purchase price (purchased brand new) $35 FFL transfer fee (it was purchased online from an out-of-state retailer) ATF 4473 form NICS background check Ammunition: $45 […]

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Defending Starbucks

In the wake of the recent firearms policy announcement by Starbucks, numerous gun rights advocates are reasonably upset. But I think they’re overreaching, reading too much into the policy and interpreting from it things it does not say. Now first, Starbucks has a right as a private organization to set whatever policies it wants regarding […]

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Nukes, bombs, and the Second Amendment

It typically doesn’t take long for gun control supporters to bring up explosives when talking about the Second Amendment. Or they’ll go all out and bring up "nuclear weapons". It’s as if they think that because explosives and nuclear weapons are restricted from private ownership that it means firearms can also be reasonably restricted. But […]

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Listen to law enforcement

Securing your home is about one thing: never leave a potential point of entry without any kind of hindrance to an intruder. It is impossible to make your home 100% secure, meaning someone with enough determination will find a way to break in and cause some mayhem, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get very […]

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Thank you, Wal-Mart

Today while out on my lunch break, I stopped by the Wal-Mart Supercenter that is a couple miles from where I work. I keep a stock of soda in my desk, and running low, I stopped there to pick some up as they were only a mile further than HyVee with lower prices. While in […]

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Open letter to Gabrielle Giffords

Madam Representative Giffords, One thing I find incredulous, if not insulting, is the constant assertion by you, your husband, and other gun control proponents that the "gun lobby" is somehow acting in abeyance of the will of the people. But before continuing with this response to your recent opinion piece in the New York Times, […]

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Feinstein’s bill fails miserably

Today in the Senate, seven (7) amendments were introduced for Reid’s gun control bill, S. 649 – the "Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013". Three of the amendments were introduced by Democrats, the other four by Republicans. All of them were rejected. The votes were, by amendment number (60 votes needed to pass): Amendment […]

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Be concerned, but not paranoid

A lot of people in recent months have become quite attentive to the government’s actions and are questioning a lot of what the government is doing. This is certainly good. But unfortunately a lot of the conspiratorial mindset ends up seeping into this. So too was the case when reports surfaced that the DHS had […]

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The fight is far from over

Gun rights supporters can definitely breathe a sigh of relief. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 bill introduced by Senator Feinstein is out of the picture. For now. This does not mean we can let our guard down. Far from it. There are plenty more parliamentary tricks that the Democrats can play to get what […]

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Form response from Senator McCaskill

I ask a simple question, and I get a form letter in response that is more evasive than anything else. All I asked is how she’ll be voting on Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban bill. Simple yes/no question. Jesus Christ… * * * * * Dear Mr. Ballard, Thank you for contacting me regarding gun control […]

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