Parents, Teach Your Children Well

12-Year-Old Boy Defends 73-Year-Old, Shoots, Kills Home Invader

 

My father started teaching me the basics of becoming a rifleman when I was six years old.

It was a Sheridan .20 caliber Silver Streak and she was beautiful.

If you are the parent of a young child, instead of buying them that video game or tablet, buy them a pellet gun and start teaching the fundamentals of marksmanship and responsible firearm ownership.

After that progress to a 10/22 then a scoped deer rifle then an AR/AK then a pistol, etc…

Believe me when I tell you that in this day and age nothing can be more important.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous!

 

Random Brain Farts: Long Gun Weapon Access in the Home: A Parents Guide

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It was a calm spring day. Nothing really out of the ordinary. We had just returned home from Lowes, my wife had bought some tomato and pepper plants and some miracle-grow and I picked up a new air filter for my mower. We had just eaten lunch and I was going to browse the days headlines on the laptop and my wife was catching up on some laundry. Suddenly, the silence broke. My wife’s voice cracked the air in a very excited tone.”There is a snake by the garbage can! I think it’s a water moccasin!”. I quickly jumped up and put it into gear. “Keep an eye on it!” I said. My first move was to retrieve my gun safe keys…since this was a snake, I preferred a scattergun to my Glock, and all my long guns are kept under lock and key. By the time I got my Remington 870 out, racked a birdshot round and got to the back porch, a span of about 2 to 3 minutes maybe, no sign of the snake. My wife swore it was “behind that bush” but after an exhaustive search, no snake, no joy.

After all the excitement died down, it hit me that although the snake escaped due to the “spotter” not keeping a good eye on it (I must tread carefully here, this is my wife we are talking about) It took waaaay too long for me to access that long gun..3 minutes is a lifetime when you are trying to kill a snake or in a life/death situation. Now granted, a snake in the yard is not exactly “life or death”, but let’s substitute something like some meth-head banging on the side of your house with a claw hammer at 3am in the morning (yes, that actually happened to a friend of mine in Austin). Getting that scattergun out and into action quickly is imperative then, if not downright mandatory!

You see, as a parent with kids still in the house, I have a responsibility to protect them: both from the bad guys and themselves; leaving a gun in a corner, next to the bed or behind a door is NOT an option for a responsible parent; prudence and common sense, as well as the law, DEMAND you keep your weapons locked up and secure. Now for me personally, if I am not carrying a pistol on my person while at the house, I always keep a handgun in a bio-metric safe close by. In this instance with the snake, yeah, I could have grabbed my G21 and been outside in under 30 seconds, but experience has taught me that a scattergun is better for a snake. And speaking of venturing outside, and I know this is a highly “locale dependent issue”, but I live in a very rural area in the great state of TX, so when I do go outside at night, investigating a “bump in the night”, I carry either a Shotty or an AK-47……a pistol of any caliber, to me at least, seems a tad lightweight for what I might encounter in the rural TX outback at night!

So what is the solution for the responsible parent? Obviously the answer is NOT going to lie in stashing weapons secretly behind book cases or under couches (out of sight does not equal out of mind when it comes to guns) but is going to involve tweaking how you access your long gun weapons in the safe. Having keys in a location located away from the safe is a no-brainer, so to increase response time, you either:

  •  Keep the safe keys on your person at all times, 24/7 (not really practical)
  •  Buy a new safe with a key pad or bio-metric fingerprint pad, like this ONE.

Let us consider briefly the perks of a biometric gun safe:  For one, most all of them have a backup entry system, typically keys in the event something electronic malfunctions. With a standard key safe, if something goes wrong and you cannot open it for some reason, you are SOL. Also, considering the fact that “turds tend to float to the surface at night” (a colorful analogy from a Police friend of mine which translated means simply that most criminals wait until night time to engage in criminal behavior) so you want an entry system on a safe that requires as little fine motor skill and visual input to open as possible. Fumbling with keys in the dark does not improve your odds of success, no matter how you look at it.

So anyway, this is my official first brain fart blog post….hope you enjoyed it! I am certain there will be more in the near future.

Stay Alert, Stay Armed, Stay Gassy and Stay Dangerous!

The “Gun Safety & Kids” Propaganda Continues…….

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While Putin is drawing everybody’s attention with his shenanigans in the Ukraine, the Liberal Powers that be are continuing their very persistent, yet baseless, anti-gun campaign by drawing attention to the actions of people (more specifically parents) who choose to have guns around children are “unsafe” and “dangerous”.

These idiots are now even taking pot-shots at proud parents on Facebook who are sharing photos of their kids either around guns or shooting them..consider this STORY.

Look guys, the liberals are going to continue to TRY and manipulate and emotionally extort the American people by continuously bringing the memory of Sandy Hook back by bringing into question ANY person or parent who supports kids shooting guns.. I don’t think that the actions of this proud dad in this story need to be defended in any way, The man is in the GUN Business, like any father, he is proud of his kids, so he snapped a picture of his daughter with an unloaded, safe gun (Just to be clear: The bolt is back on a bolt action rifle; that means it cannot fire unless a round is inserted the bolt moved forward and the trigger depressed).

All that can be said for the lib-tard who made this photo an issue is what one supporter already posted:

“GET A LIFE!!”

Stay Dangerous, Stay Armed and Keep up the Good Fight!

 

 

 

 

Gun Access vs. Gun Safety

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With the recent lib-tard media blitz on gun safety and kids, (with a heavy emphasis on demonizing people who let their kids shoot and handle guns), I thought it relevant to review the often neglected and under-discussed subject that is often the reason for kids getting hurt and/or killed by guns in the home: The parent wanting QUICK ACCESS to the weapon in case of emergency, places the weapon in a “hide” spot and does not lock it up. Now before I start, let me be clear on my personal position on Children and Gun Safety. Being a parent myself, I am a firm believer that PROPER TRAINING, EDUCATION, STEADFAST PARENTAL SUPERVISION and GOOD OLE’COMMON SENSE are the keys to success with kids and gun’s.

However, despite a parents best efforts in ALL these areas, we can inedibly count on 2 things:

  • We CANNOT be around and/or SUPERVISE our kids 24/7/365
  • We can never do away with a child’s natural tendency to disobey their parents at some point in their life!

Now before we go any further, let’s address an issue almost all the “gun safety gurus” preach,  (including the NRA), which contributes to our dilemma:

“WEAPONS AND AMMUNITION SHOULD BE STORED and SECURED SEPARATELY, SO AS TO AVOID THE CHILD GETTING HOLD OF BOTH AT THE SAME TIME. AN UNLOADED GUN CANNOT KILL.”

I want to take issue with that last sentence. An unloaded gun cannot kill a child who might stumble upon it; yes that is true, but it is also cannot kill the armed intruder, serial rapist or murderer who might be trying to break into your house. My point being guys, is it prudent for the CO (for safety’s sake alone) to store both his weapons and ammo separately, locked up? Will the time it cost him to unlock the safe, get the weapon, go get the ammo, load the weapon and address the threat be too much? Regardless of what scenario you play out, in this author’s experience, TIME is everything in a high stress/violent encounter and you are intentionally putting yourself “Behind the 8- ball” by doing this.

SECONDS MEAN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH. Separating your PRIMARY Self-Defense Firearm and it’s Ammo is a BAD IDEAL. To re-iterate: “An Unloaded Gun Cannot Kill”  or to put it another way: AN UNLOADED FIREARM IS THE SAME AS A 2 or 3 LB CLUB. That is not to say you could not separate the rest of your firearms in your house and the ammo, just not your PRIMARY firearm you use for home defense, whatever that may be (Sidearm or Long Arm).

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As in most things, in searching for the answer the correct response often lies in moderation (or the middle of the road) as the best approach.

2 possible solutions:

  1. Keep a fully loaded, cocked and locked firearm locked up in a quick access (biometric) safe. This will provide you the quickest way to access a ready to use firearm, without the need to fumble for keys or codes.
  2. Carry your personal firearm openly or concealed on your person while at home (on your private property), while keeping all other firearms locked up accordingly. 

Listen guys, there are no easy answers to some of these problems, but there are answers. The current propaganda blitz by the Obama White House and all his media cronies over “Gun Safety” is just yet another ruse to stir up national emotional fervor and sentiment over guns and dead children. Sandy Hook did not work, nor did any of the recent school shootings, so here they go trying a different approach. The liberals single-minded anti-gun agenda (while trying to hide behind the moderate/benign view of “Opening a Discussion on Gun Safety and Children”) has been to “Throw out the Baby with the Bath Water” and paint Guns, and the people who advocate using guns for self-defense as “Dangerous Nut Jobs”. Now, to add more insult, they have painted the same people who are also parents, as “Unsafe” & “Selfishly Dangerous” because they are putting their own children at risk by their beliefs!? What a pitiful, last ditch ploy. Shame on you Obama and all your media puppet cronies out there, including the producers at 60 Minutes, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and David Muir.

Stay Strong, Stay Armed, Hold Fast to your Beliefs, Always use Common Sense and as always, Stay Dangerous!!