Mass shootings, urban violence and suicide/murder.

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Mass shootings:  To my recollection, every mass shooting has taken place in a GUN FREE ZONE.  At the date of this posting, the Las Vegas shooting is still under investigation and I will remark when that investigation is complete.

To the topic, the Pulse Nightclub, FLA, San Bernadino, CA, Sutherland Springs, TX, and more.  Every venue was GUN FREE.  Proving only the law abiding citizen obeys the law and GUN FREE ZONES are killing fields.  Bad guys don’t obey the law.

Urban Violence:  I am always at a loss to understand the mantra “gun violence”, when in actuality it is  violence, period.  GUN VIOLENCE?  How can an inanimate object be violent?  Unfortunately many folks have been led to believe the gun was at fault for catastrophes endured.  This is a false narrative/opinion.  Guns can be no more at fault for a tragedy than a car or swimming pool.  In the urban community, criminals thrive in drug turf wars, “customers” who want stuff for free-at gun point-and an overall disrespect for life.  Culture norms are “we don’t snitch” or “talk to the police” and therein lies the problem.  Illegally obtained guns are plentiful.  Illegally obtained.  

Fear of the criminals will only breed MORE criminals, TAKE A STAND!

Suicide/murder:  How do we legislate the sick/evil mind?  Example, someone buys a gun in 1994, goes through a wonderful, happy married life and when the spouse decides to leave and divorce, he/she can’t take it and decides to snuff each other.  How do we prevent THAT?  Gun control?  Back ground checks?  Sigh, I have no answer…

The author of this post compares our WAR ON DRUGS equal to the WAR ON GUNS. History here, the war on drugs have been ongoing with dismal results. Certain drugs are illegal for personal use, distribution, etc.  Yet, just about every drug known, can be procured through the proper conduits, legally or illegally.  Same with guns.

Law abiding citizens do not abuse illegal or legally dispensed drugs nor do we illegally abuse our right to bear arms.  Compare the national overdose stats to accidental shootings/intentional shootings and see which holds the greatest comparison.

Bottom line here, guns don’t commit crimes and buildings don’t make a ghetto, people do.

Stay safe!




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…there is a lot to be said about revolvers.  According to one of my mentors and instructor, Massad Ayoob, the revolver offers the shooter a “guaranteed five, six or seven rounds”, as opposed to the semi-auto shooter who has a “maybe” 8 to 19 rounds to shoot.  “Maybe”, because if the semiautomatic malfunctions, for whatever reason, the shooter could “maybe” get off a few rounds, then have to clear the stoppage or service the gun to get it up and running again, which takes precious time.  The failsafe revolver, on the other hand, is a machine that should be examined by most new shooters and experienced alike.  Revolvers don’t jam,  that said, revolvers that have been neglected, abused and not well cared for, can malfunction to unserviceable levels in the field, which could be interpreted  to be a “jam”, but not technically.

The simplicity and function of the revolver is fool proof, yet, as with any newly learned skill, it takes practice to achieve both confidence and proficiency.


Tips for pistol ownership

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For the new shooter, and seasoned alike, buying a new gun offers new excitement.  For many, this new sport can inundate and overwhelm someone with information.  Owners manuals come with the purchase of new guns.  Someone who inherits a gun and is not furnished with the owners manual can go online to the manufacturer and request or download a manual, free of charge.  Reading the owners manual is a common sense approach to responsible gun ownership.  Combine the understanding of every aspect of handgun use and understanding the basic function of the machine is a great way to start.