Just recently my wife and I got the opportunity to meet Larry Vickers and pick his brain for some advice and recommendations. Yes, that Larry Vickers; the one whose name is on some custom Glock pistols, who is well known in the shooting community for being very knowledgeable, having been one of the baddest of the bad asses. (One of the perks of being married to my wife is the chance to meet some of these legends in person and get to talk to them on a personal level.)
A few weekends ago I went shooting with some extended family members. One of them saw the AR-15s that we had and said she didn’t like them because they looked like machine guns. That got me to thinking about why I enjoy shooting the AR so much, and the genius behind the design of one of the most iconic, and misunderstood, rifles ever designed.
I recently saw a video online of another “tool” to be used in self defense.
It seems that everyone is now trying to capitalize on the perceived growing trend of violent crime. This latest one is a cell phone app. This just falls into a line of other apps that are equally useless.
Women Safety App
(I don’t have an iPhone but I’m sure there are just as many of these stupid apps in iTunes as well.)
“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” -Morpheus (from the movie The Matrix)
Without going into any detail, there is a reason that my wife and I both have carry permits and are always carrying a firearm. Recently a newer addition to our extended family has suddenly started complaining about the circumstances and that she now feels the need to carry a firearm and is apprehensive and resentful of this fact, and has been very vocal about it. She just recently took licensing class, and is going through the process to get her license. (Regardless of circumstances, she likely would have done this anyways, but now somehow feels justified in complaining about it.) We have had several conversations and in one recent conversation she had complained that her whole world had changed because of this. I politely informed her that no, her world did not in fact change at all, she was just made more aware of what’s in it.
Open carry is now legal in Texas. While we don’t have Constitutional carry, this is a step in the right direction. Several businesses that are Texas icons have stated that they would not allow open carry, such as Whataburger, and HEB Grocery stores. Anti-gun activists like Moms Demand Action (MDA) have claimed this as a victory for their side, not realizing that they didn’t really win anything.
I’m going to piss everyone off today. Tough shit. Deal with it…
As far as the Syrian refugee crisis, many people on both sides of the political spectrum have ideas on what to do, and they are all wrong. Allow me to explain;
In online discussions with people who don’t like that I carry, I frequently hear them make the following claim as though to give them some kind of moral superiority over my choice to go armed; “I am willing to die to protect my loved ones.” I thought about that for a second, and I have come to the following conclusion; it isn’t noble, it’s stupid.