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Is America Finally Waking Up on Gun Laws?

A new Gallop Poll was just released showing that less than half of Americans support stricter gun laws.

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Only 47% of Americans say they favor stricter gun laws on firearm sales, down from 58% in 2012. Does this mean Americans are finally getting over their fear of guns in the hands of law abiding citizens?

I’ve always stressed that, as gun owners, we need to be speaking to everyone and anyone we meet about our feelings on gun rights (including our right to carry) and the Second Amendment.

We must work to humanize the face of gun support and gun owners to combat the negative stereotypes gun grabbers all too often use and twist to push their agenda.

With this new poll showing that more people are against stricter gun laws, have we finally made a dent in the Bloomberg crazy train of gun grabbers? Have media outlets like NRA News, Bearing Arms and Guns Save Lives finally broken through the rhetoric of the scared and frightened to replace their fears with knowledge that you can defend yourself from attacks?

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Homecoming Horror Story

We’ve stumbled across another case of punishing the ridiculous, but this one borders on unbelievably absurd. A pair of Massachusetts teenagers have been suspended from their high school for 10 days after a photo was posted on Facebook of them dressed for Homecoming and holding Airsoft rifles. 

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16-year old honor student Tito Valez took to his Facebook page to say,

“See this photo? Yea, well this photo got me and my gf [girlfriend] suspended from our high school for 10 days. Possible expulsion too. Today we were taken right before the Cross Country states meet. We were asked, ‘Why would you post something like that?’ When we tried saying something, they told us to be quiet and they separated us. I was sent to a room and my bag was searched, along with my clothes and locker. The school called the police and they had a cop speak to us without reading our rights and without our parent’s permission.”

 

Bristol Plymouth’s school superintendent, Richard Gross, said in a statement that Tito Velez and Jamie Pereira were suspended after school officials learned that buzz over the photo had created a ‘disruption among students’. The photo was deemed “threatening” by school officials, although the guns were not aimed at any person, used as a of threat violence or brought to the school. ..and of course, are airsoft guns. 

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An Open Letter To VA Rep. Gerry Connolly

Gerry Connolly is the incumbent Representative from Virginia’s 11th Congressional district. Gerry is in danger of losing that seat so he has brought out the “war on women” canard to attempt to defeat his Republican opponent, a woman by the name of Suzanne Scholte. I decided to write a letter to Gerry in response to some of things he has been saying about Suzanne:

Dear Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11),

Our eyes are up here, sir. Stop looking at us women from the waist down.

Someone forgot to give you the memo that the “War on Women” nonsense isn’t working this election cycle. Thinking you would be coasting to victory in what is typically a safe district for Democrats with a Cook Partisan Voting Index (PVI) of D+10, your incumbency is facing a formidable opponent in Suzanne Scholte. You are struggling in the polls.

We’ve noticed you’ve become obsessed with every woman’s uterus - again.

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Shannon Watts’s Arsenal: Scare Tactics, Lies And Nagging

It’s election time. That means Gun Control Nag Shannon Watts is working overtime to squash our Second Amendment rights.   Gun grabbing Democrats aren’t faring well in the polls and it looks as though they will be losing the Senate after next month’s elections. This means it is time for Watts to turn up the nagging index and attempt to scare people into giving up their rights.

Dave Joyce is my Congressman. The Cook Partisan Voting Index is R +4. This means it is not a solid Republican district.  Even though our district is more bipartisan in nature, Joyce has held strong on Second Amendment Issues. He does not waver. His respect of our rights earned him an A rating from the NRA.

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One Man’s “Outing”

A Minnesota mother has taken it upon herself to “out” a fellow parent at her children’s Rochester elementary school… and for once, we’re not talking about sexual preference or gender affiliation. (insert purple penguin joke here)

Concealed carry permit holder Matthew Hallek is a father of two daughters in Harriet Bishop Elementary School. He (legally) carries his gun with him when he walks them to school each morning. After discovering this, fellow parent Kimberly Edson took it upon herself to post signs in her yard, which happens to be across from the school, bearing a picture of Matthew with a caption that reads “THIS MAN CARRIES A LOADED GUN AROUND YOUR CHILDREN EVERY DAY”.
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Wow, think she’s trying to incite a little fear with that statement? Nevermind the fact that Mr. Hallek has gone through the appropriate legal channels to be approved of a concealed carry permit and is following the letter of the law by not stepping onto school property while carrying, but that he also happens to be a past president of the school’s PTSA and former candidate for the Rochester, MN school board!

This type of intolerance for our second amendment rights and our compliance to the law really riles me up!! Here’s a man who is actively choosing to carry, not for violence, but to defend himself and his children in the event that violence erupts and we have a gun grabbing shill of a woman trying to paint him as some monster.

People like Ms. Edson need to realize that those of us who choose to legally obtain a concealed carry permit are not only trained in avoidance and de-escalation, but that we use force ONLY in the most extreme situations that call for it when our (and other) lives are in danger.

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TSA And Firearms: Our Military Deserve Better Service Than This

The world of air travel can be pretty unfriendly to those of us who choose to conceal carry. For a woman like me who flies a fair amount, it can be such a pain to go through the process of checking my firearm. More times than not I choose to go without it at all.

Why is it such a torturous process you may ask?

Let me tell you the story of a U.S. soldier who had an unfortunate encounter with the TSA. Last week I was travelling home from Raleigh, North Carolina with a firearm that I dutifully checked at the airport. I notified the ticketing agent that I was claiming a firearm on board my flight. After some eye rolls and a snark comment,

“You are one of those people they made that quote about, ‘don’t let that cute face fool you!’”

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Yea, I Shoot Like a Girl, Wanna Make Something of it?!

I wonder when it started. When I was little, my Dad had me shooting archery in the range he made in the basement of our country home. I was good. I had a red Bear bow, just a basic recurve but I could pick off a saltine cracker from a fish hook at 15 yards.

In summer, he would place a balloon in an old tire and put me in between two stacks of bales to create a “blind”, then roll the tire in front of me and I would hit the balloon every time. Both with a gun and my bow.

I shot like a girl and since I shot better than the boys, that phrase never bothered me.

Somewhere along the way, the phrase “like a girl” became an insult, but when I tell my girls (ages 10 and 7) that they shoot or kick or throw like a girl, they beam with delight! So at what age does that phrase become such a gross offense?

My 16 year old son will happily rib me when we’re shooting trap, “Geez Mom, you’re shooting like a girl today!” to which I will promptly step it up a notch and swiftly smoke his score. So now I’ve narrowed it down between the ages of 10 and 16, but why is this still an insult? Continue Reading →

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Shannon Watts: Gun Control Nag

Gun control shill, Shannon Watts, recently wrote for Huffington Post about her crusade to squash the Second Amendment – and don’t let her language about “safety” fool anybody. Her goal is to step all over the second amendment and get rid of guns.

As the head of Moms Demand Action, Watts is really just a mouthpiece for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns.  Since many average people don’t seem to trust politicians with their guns, Bloomberg swapped out Mayors for Moms and put Watts, a Democrat public relations executive, in charge.

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Let’s Give ‘Em Somethin To Talk About: #BeCarrying

In part one of this bloggerdoodle, I covered why Gun Grabbers Think Hot Suburban Women Are Monsters , now the question is how do we get more people to recognize what we’re trying to do in extending the Right to Carry to more states and more people?

I talk to my Dad about gun rights all the time and he always says, “You’re preaching to the choir.” and he’s exactly right: We spend a lot of time talking to fellow 2A supporters and nodding in agreement with those on our side. While this does serve the purpose of assuring ourselves that we’re not alone, we’re not changing any minds or attitudes toward gun ownership and the right to carry.

So for starters, I talk to EVERYONE, much to my family’s chagrin, and I honestly don’t care about what response I get – I’m from Wisconsin and I’m overly nice, have a funny accent and genuinely like to talk! If I can talk to you for a minute in line at the local grocery store or strike up a conversation at a coffee shop, this is what is going to make a dent in their argument.

People who have met me see exactly who I am, there’s no distortion. I’m obviously a Mom with kids in tow, I’m not a hideous monster or a crazy, deranged Bible-thumping (I read my bible, I don’t thump it) idiot looking to shoot up an abortion clinic or march against homosexuals. I’m a nice, articulate lady. I am active in my community. I am a runner. I like to read. I am an apheresis donor at the Red Cross. I donate to the March of Dimes. I volunteer at my kid’s school. I attend a Bible study (they don’t thump either). I nag about laundry and cleaning and all the trappings of motherhood that I secretly adore because without my them, I wouldn’t have my family. If I weren’t ever to bring up politics or world views, I’m sure we’d all be great friends.

That’s where people have failed. The old saying “never talk about religion or politics” was the beginning of political correctness and it’s dead wrong. We NEED to talk about religion or at a minimum, the moral imperative of today’s world. We absolutely need to talk about politics because both parties have gone SO far off the track, that I don’t even recognize our own government. This also applies to gun rights.

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Who Is Joe Biden? Some Americans Don’t Know; Others Want To Forget

Jimmy Kimmel sent a crew to Hollywood Boulevard to ask people about Joe Biden. Nobody seemed to know him. He was a man, an actor, a terrorist, a current Senator, a Governor and a racist according to those being interviewed. The closest answer was from a man stating that Biden is the “Assistant President.” Traffic had been affected that day because of the Vice President’s visit. Even with the inconvenience, these people were clueless as to who Biden is.

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