Thursday, September 26, 2013

Gunfighter.

That word you keep using, I do not think it means what you think it means.

Calling oneself a 'gunfighter' when one has never been in 'a gunfight' is the ultimate act of hubris for one who carries a defensive arm. You are not a gunfighter, you are an armed citizen. Being an armed citizen who trains to defend yourself DOES NOT MAKE YOU A GUNFIGHTER.

Fighting with guns makes you a gunfighter.



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fun on Facebook with the anti open carry crowd.

In a thread on Facebook I took a lot of flak for defending open carriers. My points were pretty much the same as those made in my previous post.

One person in particular, someone named Greg Hamilton, jumped right in with the ad hominem. I got fed up with him when he started posting about his fantasies to violently attack open carriers when he sees them and how he wished we still lived in the day where he could 'physically counsel' people.  My final post to him was that I was glad we no longer lived in that day and people with the attitude that they should be able to violently attack someone simply because they don't like them is why I and many others carry guns.

He repeatedly called open carriers assholes. I defended them saying simply peacefully doing something he did not like, but that otherwise harmed him not at all, did not make one an asshole.  I then compared it to wearing a kilt in public to start a dialogue about male cancers, and that just because some twit called me a fag for wearing a 'skirt' and tried to get me thrown out of a business would not make me the asshole.

That's when this other moron jumped in:




The kind of pantshitting I see from those agaist OC because of their fear of someone 'ruining it for the rest of us' reminds me of the 'I'm a gun owner, but' crowd who love their hunting rifles and shotguns but think those conceal carriers and AR owners are just trouble makers looking for a fight.

It's sad and pathetic.

Much Ado About Nothing: The Starbucks Thing

Starbucks policy regarding the carrying of firearms in their stores has not changed. They have requested weapons not be carried in their stores but have maintained that if someone does they will be welcomed and served and not asked to leave unless they create a disturbance (anyone who creates a disturbance will be asked to leave).

Please carefully read this rather than listen to the Chicken Littles.

Starbucks request has exactly the same import as me walking into a Starbucks, placing an order, and saying, "I don't want you to charge me. I'll still pay you and thank you if you do, but charging me is not welcome. Please don't charge me."  

Antigun people claiming this is a victory are idiots. Progun people claiming this is a loss are also idiots. And progun people demanding a boycott are just as fucking stupid as the antigun people who started this mess when they threatened a boycott if Starbucks did not institute a change in policy.

Blaming open carriers for a setback that did not happen is both irrational and counter productive. Even after they put on an over the top flamboyant show during the various appreciation days (a result of antigun group demands for a boycott) Starbucks still didn't change policy.

But of course the "concealed carry only" Nazis, once again adopting the tactics of antigunners don't care about silly little things like facts.

And in regards to respecting business owner's rights, why would I show any respect for bigots? In my nine years of carrying a handgun I have only twice carried one openly in public. Now I feel like doing it more and making a point to stop by a Starbucks. Why? For the same reason I'd want to go holding my partner's hand if I was a gay man and Starbucks had asked that same sex couples not have public displays of affection in their stores because a small group of bigits made a stink about it. Because fuck them, that's why.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I love the internet.

I was called an inane attention seeking whore tonight on Facebook when I pointed out that I didn't think open carry made one an asshole anymore than wearing a kilt to start a dialogue about male specific cancers did.

It boggles my mind how bent out of shape people get when someone does something that is harmlees, but out of the ordinary.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Life has been happening.

So blogging has not.

In recent news, this happened:

Kilted!


If you don't know why I am wearing a kilt, go here.

In other news I finally created a real website for my firearms training business. It's still a work in progress but you can take a look http://taptraining.us/

I hope to offer my first NRA course in October, but we shall see.

What I really need to do is get my butt outside for some recoil therapy.  Dry fire is ok, but I like the real thing.

Maybe I'll find the time to update a little more often, but we will see.