SCOTUS to Hear Second Amendment Case – What Could That Mean For Gun Owners?

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The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has finally agreed to hear a Second Amendment (2A) case. The case, New York Rifle and Pistol Association vs Corlett, concerns concealed carry and will be heard in the next session which begins in October 2021. The question presented is whether the 2A allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying handguns outside …

Concealed Carry – A Right or a Privilege?

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The right to keep and bear arms is a natural human right that is protected by the Second Amendment. Yet there are those who argue that this is a privilege granted by the government rather than a natural right. Let’s take a closer look. The privilege argument has been around for many years and is rooted in the may-issue concept. …

Gun Laws: The Institutional Racism You’ve Heard About

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One of the many new changes that the year 2020 brought was the mainstream use of the term “Institutional Racism.”  The phrase is heated, controversial, and its acceptance is a partisan divide (like everything these days).  It is the burden of each reader to decide if institutional racism exists, but it is clear that there is a direct line connecting …

8th Annual Handgun/Rifle Charity Course – Firearms Training, Fun, and Fundraising for a Noble Cause

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The 8th Annual Handgun/Rifle Charity Course is now behind us. The event is the brainchild of Lance Reeter of the Shooter’s Hangout.  Lance and his fiancé Tatiana plan, organize, and run the entire event. The event is hosted by Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Pahrump, Nevada. The Charity Course provides top notch firearms training and raises money for leukemia …

Playing the Public Health Crisis Card – A New Way to Disarm Americans

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The left has discovered a new weapon in their war on America: The Public Health Crisis. Learning from the COVID-19 experience, left wing Democrats have discovered that virtually anything can be done in the name of a “public health crisis”. There is little regard for the Constitution, laws, or the welfare of the American people. This new weapon will now …

Flee California to a Free State – A Good Plan?

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California is one of the most beautiful states in the country and those of us living here should feel blessed with our good fortune. Notice I said should. California unfortunately is cursed with one of the worst governments in America. The current government policies are unsustainable, and the state is gradually being destroyed. For a good summary of the situation, …

Hell Yes, We’re Going to Take Your Guns – Meet H. R. 127

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Meet H.R. 127, also known as the Sabika Sheikh Firearm Licensing and Registration Act. This grotesque piece of anti-Second Amendment (2A) legislation was introduced in the House in January by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX). This bill effectively destroys our 2A protected rights, but the real purpose of H.R. 127 is to lay the foundation for that holy grail of …

The Latest Talking Point of the Left, Creating Fear Through Ignorance – Veterans As Domestic Terrorists

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One of the latest talking points of the left is the threat of American veterans becoming domestic terrorists. This story from a left-leaning outlet (NPR) provides the basis for this latest attempt to use the disturbance at the U.S. Capitol to demonize all who disagree with the progressive agenda. This tactic is nothing new for leftwing extremists who currently seem …

Am I A Nazi? Are You?

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In the twisted little mind of Nathan Fletcher, people who question the monstrously poor job Gavin Newsom is doing and are following the lawful, constitutional process of seeking to have him recalled are neo-Nazis. Fletcher’s comments are sadly but one example in a string of similar comments from extreme left wing (Democrat) politicians. So why is anyone that disagrees with …

The Face of Tyranny Peaks from Behind the Curtain – The First Six Anti-Second Amendment Bills of 2021

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With the start of the 117th U.S. Congress, the Democrats wasted no time firing the first shots in their war on the Second Amendment (2A) and the American people. The bills currently contain no text, but the descriptions reveal the intent. The intent is to disarm law-abiding Americans by making the 2A meaningless. H.R. 30 – To increase public safety …

San Diego County Gun Owners Calls for Nathan Fletcher to Resign

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San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment Rights, is joining in the chorus of elected officials, community leaders, and organizations who are calling for San Diego County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to resign. Fletcher’s comments made to California Democratic Party supporters called the more than 1 million Californians who have signed the petition to recall …

Put Your Past in Your Behind – 2020 is Finally Over!

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We can finally close the door on 2020! While the effects of this challenging year will likely be felt for some time, we can now embrace a fresh, new year with energy and optimism. Hakuna-matata! If you’ve read my articles you know I’m a big proponent of being informed. It’s impossible to make good decisions without good information. Responsibility for …

Responding To The Ammo Shortage – Is It Hoarding or Just Being Prepared?

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Gun owners that shoot once or twice a year may not have noticed, but the rest of us have been experiencing a severe ammo shortage for the past six months or so. There’s been a great deal of discussion on the internet regarding the culpability of ammo manufacturers in the shortage. Gary Brennan, President of the San Diego County Wildlife …

Why Do You Need a Gun? What Are You Afraid Of?

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Have you ever been asked why you need to carry a gun? Was it paired with what are you afraid of? Sometimes these questions are asked by those who truly don’t understand and want to learn. Other times they’re asked in a snarky way by anti-Second Amendment types. In either case your answer is important as its an opportunity to …

How Far Will It Go? – The Loss of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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We are now almost ten months into our two week “flatten the curve” restrictions. The effect the restrictions had or didn’t have on the spread of the virus is still being debated. The devastating economic impact the restrictions have had on millions of Americans is not up for debate. Nor is the impact of the restrictions on our fundamental rights …

CCW Lifestyle Series # 12 – Situational Awareness and Color Codes

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The following is part of a continuing series of articles intended to provide a starting point for those new to concealed carry. There is much to learn and great satisfaction to be had but figuring out where to begin can be daunting for newcomers. The intent of the series is to provide useful information for those beginning the transition to …

Thanksgiving for Gun Owners – For What Can We Be Thankful?

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Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! Hopefully everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends and violated as many of governor Newsom’s unlawful orders as possible. California gun owners may feel the current situation is bleak, but I would argue we have much for which to be thankful. Consider the following: Second Amendment (2A) related lawsuits – There …

Gunsite Alumni Shoot (GAS) – It’s a Family Affair

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As a gun owner and writer I’ve always emphasized two things: guns are more fun if you actually shoot them and every gun owner should train regularly. This past October I combined those two ideas by taking a five day intermediate pistol class at Gunsite Academy in Paulden AZ. and staying for the GAS match on day six. The Gunsite …