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Gun Free Victim Zones Win Again in Sydney


The recent siege of a cafe in Sydney, Australia, just underscored once again the failure of Gun Free Victim Zones.

And, once again, we are faced by the anti-gun faction who bemoan another gun-related crime, and claim that the presence of an armed person in the cafe would have done nothing to stop this, as a gunfight would have been worse.

I agree. A gunfight might have led to more deaths.

But remember, it’s not the possible gunfight that is the argument for carry of arms by law abiding persons; it is the uncertainty that it puts in the mind of the potential criminal. When he knows that someone in the target zone may be armed, he is likely to move on to another target.

Of course, we cannot measure this directly, except to note that the assailant in the theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado, intentionally passed by other theaters that allowed guns, before arriving at his final target.

So consider that when choosing which businesses to visit. I avoid those that don’t allow guns, not for political reasons, but because I am not longer protected by the real value of an armed public – uncertainty in the eyes of the criminals.


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Admit it, we all look for good deals on ammo and other gun stuff. You’ve probably shopped at places like When The Balloon Goes Up and Lucky Gunner, because they are great sources.

Add to that the backlog of Second Amendment law cases that the Second Amendment Foundation is supporting, and you get a Perfect Intersection.

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I’m not on this blog to make money, so 100% of the proceeds from click-throughs to those sites gets donated to the Second Amendment Foundation.

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What the 2014 Elections Mean to Gun Rights

Braun tweetThis week, as everyone knows, the Republican party gained control of the senate, and increased its margin of control in the House of Representatives.

Sadly, despite elation in the social media similar to the above, the elections, in a nutshell, mean absolutely nothing to the cause of gun rights.

Yes, there are some good things we, as law abiding gun owners, can take away from the elections:

  • A lot of the senators who voted for the flurry of knee jerk gun control laws following the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2013 were defeated, as we expected they would be.
  • The GOP now controls both houses of Congress, making further gun control legislation even less likely.
  • More importantly the GOP controls the senate. In view of the advancing age of some of the more staunchly pro-rights Supreme Court Justices, namely Scalia and Thomas, it makes it a lot harder for a liberal president to sway the court toward gun control.

But here is the truth, none of which is affected by these elections:

Hoplophobic liberals will continue their quest to ban and confiscate guns in the United States. They are unaffected by the elections, the makeup of Congress, real public opinion, or anything besides their own desire to take away our guns. A cursory glance at their responses in the media this week make that clear.

Rich anti-gunners like George Soros and Michael Bloomberg will continue to spend to achieve their goals. Do not be fooled.

The key to handling the anti-gun factions is the same as any other threat in life: awareness. Do not let bozos like Ken Braun lull you into a false sense of security. Keep your awareness all the time. Never go into Condition White.

Know this: the times ahead are slightly less bleak for the cause of gun rights, but our worries are not over. Not by a long shot.


Be Prepared, Part 12 – Keeping the Get Home Bag Up to Date

Be Prepared, Part 2 - Getting Home


This past Sunday was beautiful here in Kennesaw, and I took the opportunity to clean out and check our Get Home Bag. In this case, I took heed of some family changes in the last couple of years that have changed the needs of the bag somewhat.

First, my wife normally is the one away from home, although certainly on a family trip we would all be involved. In any case, we both went through it and agreed on what to include.

Second, we took into account last year’s snow storm, and what my wife might want to use from the bag.

Here is what we have in the bag, with the changes indicated in bold:

  • Granola bars (we are going to find some energy bars or fruit bars as well)
  • Water
  • Change of clothes (2 shirts, sweat pants, and 2 pairs of socks )
  • Work gloves
  • Ball cap and sock cap and woman’s ear covers
  • Poncho
  • Shoelaces
  • Bandana and shemagh 
  • Rubber jar opener (to make a makeshift sink drain plug if needed)
  • Cell phone battery charger
  • AA Batteries
  • LED flashlight
  • Light sticks
  • Ammo
  • Lighter
  • Candles
  • Purel
  • Germicidal wipes
  • Bedroll and fleece blanket
  • A towel
  • Space blanket
  • Hand Warmers
  • Entrenching tool
  • Multitool
  • Trash bags
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Whistle
  • Pen & paper
  • Rope
  • Drugs – Aspirin, Immodium, Sudafed, Antacids

In addition, I have a first aid kit and fire extinguisher that would be added.

Of course, we did the usual maintenance – fluffing the blankets and towels, and replacing the granola bars.

Now we are all set for the winter to come!



See other GHB posts from Linoge and Erin.  Good stuff.


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