I wonder for how long it will last?
Dick's Sporting Good announced that it will stop selling AR-15s. Again. Last time it was Sandy Hook.
Will they do it for good this time?
The last time they decided to stop selling them, it didn't last a full year. They opened up Field & Stream, who carried AR-15s. Over priced ones, but still, they had them.
They can do what they want, it's their store, and they have a right to sell whatever they want or not to sell whatever they want. I'm just curious to see how long it lasts this time, because it didn't take long last time.
And I haven't been in a Dick's in about two years, but the last time I was there they had an AR-15 in their very tiny hunting section. Their staff didn't know a damn thing about it, of course, but that's par for the course. I'm not sure why people buy guns there... they are way over priced and the staff doesn't know anything about them. Even buying ammo there is a real chore.
Anyway, that's all. Just wanted to point out this isn't the first time, and it didn't work out so well for them then.
Support your local mom and pop gun store. The prices are better, the service is usually way better, they actually know what they are talking about, and most of them won't take guns off the shelf to virtue signal. Plus, every time you go in it is usually the same people, and if you go in enough you become a friend.
The big topic in recent days is, of course, gun control. As we sit here listening to one side of the isle demonize an entire group of people who are guilty simply because they own a certain type of weapon, and we watch these same people think they are going to take down the NRA by boycotting businesses, I want to take a moment to humanize gun owners. Because we are just American citizens, 99.9% of us with no ill intent.
Please free to take part in this. If you want to add your own story, you can either leave it in the comments or contact me and I'll add it to this list of people. Please do not give out personal information (last names, addresses, serial numbers, phone numbers, etc.).
The majority of these came from our Facebook page. These stories are unedited copy and paste.
Of course, it would be wrong to not include myself. I collect mostly old military surplus rifles, some of which do not operate or were retired due to age, but others are fun range guns. I don't use those for home defense since I am in a densely populated area and don't want to penetrate walls, and I don't hunt. But I go with a group of friends to the range regularly to enjoy their company, enjoy shooting, release stress, and meet new friends at the range. I do have a couple semi-auto rifles and pistols, and again, I enjoy shooting them at the range as well. In a previous day I also used several for shooting matches including IDPA and Cowboy Action Shooting. And one handgun was a work gun when I worked for an armored car company and then in the gun store where, as a manager, I was required to be armed.
We're not the boogie monsters the media and the far left make us out to be. Some of my shooting buddies are Democrats, too, so this is not a Republican thing alone. 99.9% of us wish no one any harm. We just enjoy our hobby - and I enjoy the history of some of my pieces - and want to be left alone.
Get to know some gun owners. Do your own research on the NRA. I like to take each person I meet on an individual basis, and I would hope others gave me the same respect. We are not the criminal element. We're your neighbors.
The Democrat rebuttal/response to the FISA memo has been released after being blocked for redaction.
Presented without comment.
First National Bank of Omaha to Stop Hosting NRA Visa Card + a List of Businesses That Support Your 2nd Amendment Rights
According to this, the NRA Visa card will no longer be hosted by First National Bank of Omaha. The point of the card is that any rewards you would normally get go to the NRA.
I have had this credit card for about ten years, maybe longer. I have a question.
See, it seems to be a reaction to the shooting in Florida and the outcry from the left. But I started noticing an issue about six months ago, and at that point I was wondering what was happening.
There used to be a whole bunch of stuff where the Not Found text currently is. But it's been like this for six months or so. So I don't think this is due to the recent outcry of blaming the NRA instead of the people who should really be blamed, namely the authorities who went to his house 39 or so times and never deemed it necessary to take action against an obvious threat.
Also, the website ThinkProgress has been kind enough to leave a link to businesses that support the NRA so we know who to give our support and dollars to. Here you go. Be sure to let these businesses known with an email or tweet that you appreciate their support of our 2nd Amendment rights and an organization that fights for those rights because of donations from American citizens. The left will be sure to let them know of their disdain. Be sure to let them know we support them and will continue to do so.
There are a lot of memes flying around lately since gun control is back in the news. But some of them are not factual. I'm obviously not going to cover every single one, but just remember, being on a meme doesn't make it true.
We'll start with an easy one:
I'm not sure why anyone thinks this is real, but it is getting passed along widely, along with a few others from this account.
Maxine Waters' Twitter handle is @RepMaxineWaters. This is a parody account. She is a favorite to parody, and several of these accounts exist.
Now to a new one:
This is being shared around again, but the shooting took place in 2014. Now, CNN says the officer confronted the kid and he killed himself, but people who were actually in the school are saying he killed himself before the officer reached him, although the shouts from the officer may have prompted him to kill himself.
Also, he shot a girl in the head. She didn't die on the scene, but she did die eight days later. So I don't consider that as being the shooter was the only one dead.
We have enough facts and statistics - and enough stupid claims about guns by media and politicians - to use in defense of our rights. We don't need to make stuff up or fabricate the truth. I have been guilty of not double checking claims before sharing, we all do it, some of them are just too good. But we really need to get in the habit of double checking, and correct people when they post wrong information. It may fall on deaf ears and they may not take it down. I wish they would, because it makes our argument weaker, not stronger. If someone calls you out, take it down and apologize. I did it recently, trust me, you only feel embarrassed for a short while!
But we need to stop spreading this stuff around as truth. We have enough real stats and facts, use them.