Why an AR?

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.

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The Gimmick

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

Emergensee App

BSafe App

PanicGuard App

(I don’t have an iPhone but I’m sure there are just as many of these stupid apps in iTunes as well.)

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Taking the Red Pill

“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.


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Now you see it, now you don’t.

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.

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How to properly handle the Syrian refugees.

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;

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Dying isn’t noble…

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.

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“Somebody do something that vaguely looks like helping!”

We have seen it a myriad of times, on television and in movies.  Someone is hurt or injured for some reason. Whether they have been shot, hit by a bus, mangled by a feral Chi-weenie dog or have a lethal hangnail, someone invariably screams out “Someone call 911.”  And somehow, magically, someone does.  Let’s apply reality to that, shall we?

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