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Black Friday breakdown…

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Full confession:  I don’t do Black Friday.   I stay away from stores,  both brick and mortar and online varieties.  I choose not to subject myself to the bargain hunting masses  resembling crocodiles  at feeding time,  but with firearms.   Not even for the  free gun  giveaways at Cabela’s,  though I expect shoppers there to behave better than these men arguing over  a toy  car.   I will also not be among  the millions  in my pajamas searching for deals on Cyber Monday.

This decision means I don’t have to care about the Amazon workers in Germany and Italy  striking on  Black Friday,  or the  universal chaos  the event causes in the industrialized world.   Nor do I have to contemplate how to sneak in early by wearing what  appears to  be store employee uniforms.  I have long known that holiday shopping is the  make or break event for most retailers,  but since I have finished my shopping,  I can simply  contemplate how  stores are trying to draw Amazon customers,  be ready to take advantage of anything spectacular,  and be very pleased that I am not inside a store being tracked  by facial  recognition software.

To those of you who survived Black Friday,  congratulations!   For those who selected the comforts of home over survival,  welcome to the anti-frantic shopping club.  I’m going to reheat some turkey and dressing,  make some breakfast bread with leftover cranberry sauce,  and trim my pepper plants so I can fit them all inside my front hall.   That and revel in the fact that last year’s record-setting number of  background requests  for guns to the FBI has been broken by the more than 200,000 requests made this year  — some of you have truly woken up!

 

 

 

 

 

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November 26, 2017 at 1:33 pm

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Eagle freed…

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…by an Army veteran who patiently  shot away  branches bit by bit for 90 minutes until he could get the rope which had entangled the young eagle.

If it were not for guns and a man who knew how to use them,  the eagle would have died hanging from that tree.   What say you now,  gun-grabbers?

 

 

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July 5, 2016 at 10:06 am

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If I ever…

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…travel to Utah,   I am definitely eating at  this family  restaurant!

 

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March 31, 2016 at 11:51 pm

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TSA without humor…

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TSA has no sense of humor,  or proportion,  but it is certainly great at protecting us from things which  do not  threaten us.   When it comes to actual threats…not so much…

 

 

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March 2, 2016 at 11:57 pm

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Not-so-smart guns…

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For anyone who believes in the myth of smart guns,  let me say up front that the only smart gun is a weapon in the hands of a trained gun-owner.

Jon Stokes has produced a  valuable article  on the risks and dangers of the so-called smart guns the anti-gun people are pushing so heavily.   Read,  understand,  then act to protect your Second Amendment rights.

 

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January 25, 2016 at 10:06 am

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Fast and furious heats up…

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A federal judge  — one appointed by His Oneness,  no less  —  has rejected Obama’s claim of executive privilege over all the Fast and Furious documents.   With that shield gone,  things could become very interesting indeed.   I hope this won’t mean that Democrats abandon their lust for gun control.

We’ve just learned that Mexican drug lord El Chapo was arrested with at least one .50 caliber weapon  sold through  the Fast and Furious operation.    As of yet,  no one has been held accountable for that insanely stupid and totally botched operation.

UPDATE:    I was not aware of this.   Remember the jihadists who tried to murder attendees at the Texas “Draw Muhammad” contest?   One of them owned a gun  from the Fast and Furious operation.    So the Bureau of Alcohol,  Tobacco and Firearms was in the position of indirectly selling Islamic terrorists one of the weapons they may have used in an attack upon Americans on American soil.

UPDATE:  For those who have forgotten the original Fast and Furious weapon used to kill U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry,  here is  a look back.

 

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January 20, 2016 at 11:53 pm

Dems at war with you…

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Hillary is already playing the vote-for-me-because-I-have-a-vagina card,  but in the general election,  expect her to go into the full-blown rhetoric about the Republican  “war on women.”    Yet it is the Democrats who are at war  with Americans.

They have arrogantly,  and I would argue,  extra-constitutionally,  forced us to acquire healthcare they choose,  to purchase cars we don’t like,  to accept foreigners who may or may not be terrorists into our communities and to pay for their care.    They are trying to kill the First Amendment because they can not tolerate ideas and thus speech which they disagree with.   They are trying harder than ever to eliminate the First Amendment and by so doing,  make us all subjects instead of citizens.

In response,  I have dug my tasteful “Gun-Free Zone” sign out of my utility room and will carry it around with me,  offering it to anyone who thinks more gun control is the proper answer to anything.  I’ve had that sign for many years,  and no one has ever accepted it,  which gives me the opportunity to call them hypocrites to their faces.   I have a concealed carry permit and I use it,  as do many people I know.   I accept the responsibility which comes with exercising my Second Amendment rights,  which means that I will protect not only my family and my home,  but also anyone around me who is in danger from a threat.   Many of those who don’t want you and me to legally possess a firearm,  are protected by armed security.  They are worse hypocrites.   Protect your rights,  or you will lose them!

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December 19, 2015 at 10:09 am