The Liberty Zone I'm an Army veteran and a Featured writer for both keepandbeararms.com and ArmedFemalesofAmerica.com and a former contributing editor to the NRA's Women's Outlook. I'm also news director for KeepAndBearArms.com.
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I’ve come to realize after theSandy Hook shootingthat the reason we can’t have a rational gun debate is because the anti-gun side pre-supposes that their pro-gun opponents must first accept that guns are bad in order to have a discussion about guns in the first place. Before we even start the conversation, we’re the bad guys and we have to admit it. Without accepting that guns are bad and supplicating themselves to the anti-gunner, the pro-gunner can’t get a word in edgewise, and is quickly reduced to being called a murderer, or a low, immoral and horrible human being.
Can't remember what I was talking about. Oh yea, abcess where my colon was glued back together. Seven days of antibiotics later I'm hoping it's better. Although I'm still feeling some residual pain.
Liberals are still trying to ban guns. <shocked face> Although the usual suspects on Facebook are being rather quiet. I think we need to look deeper into that study about liberalism being a mental illness.
I really need to work on my Enfield. I haven't priced ammo lately but I'm hoping that British .303 isn't in high demand. Have a friend that has a case of .556 to sell me but I keep coming up short each paycheck.
"Walking Dead" season finale was great. Still curious why they didn't stay in Woodbury instead of the prison.
Looks like my colectomy last October isn't over. Evidently the annoying pain I've been having is due to an abscess at the point of surgery draining into my abdomen. This is, of course, an urgent matter. Guess who's surgeon's out of the office. FML
Update: Substitute surgeon says no need to go back in just heavy antibiotics for a week. Which is only better news not good news. My stomachs already in sad shap.
Just as I was trying to post semi-regularly I took a week out of town.
Is it just me or do the gun-grabbers not see the continued erosion of civil liberties? The 4th amendent is damned near dead and the 5th is getting shaky. These attacks on the 2nd are just more bricks in the wall.
There's been a lot of discussion over the past couple of years about doctors asking intrusive and non-relevant questions about guns in the house. After an appointment with my doctor Wednesday I realized that question had never been asked so I decided to ask her about it. Her answer? "I grew up with guns and have guns in the house now. Unless it was relevant such as talking about suicidal feelings I don't see a need".
Okay, well maybe it wasn't full blown PSH. I was in a local casino Sunday playing a bit of Blackjack when a security guard came up to me. He pointed to my pocket where the clip for my knife was showing. I answered quite truthfully that it was a pocket knife. "Sir you can't have that in here, you'll have to take it out to your car". This is where my hindsight chimes in with "I'm sorry, has it been misbehaving?". But in reality I just said "what?". He repeats himself and I decided that that it wasn't worth arguing about and get up. The rest of the table is looking a bit annoyed with one woman asking if they can't just hold it for me. And of course he says no.
I should mention at this point that getting up after having been sitting down for a while is a bit of a struggle for me but I unsteadily get to my feet and start to head out. Then remembering where I had to park I realize that I'm not walking all the way out to my car and back again just to drop off my knife. So I turn back to the table and ask the dealer to color me in. I think this really annoys a couple of the other players since we'd been on bit of a roll. Blackjack players really hate anything the interrupts the dynamics of the table.
So off I go shadowed by the security guard. Quick stop to cash in and out the door. I sit for a moment to text my wife to let her know where I am and to rest for the walk out to the car. My little security guard apologizes again. I just tell him that it should at least be posted and he turns to the sign on the wall that says no firearms and just says nothing. But I could resist one last tweak at him. Firearms on the reservation are verboten. I'm fully aware of this and would not even have one in the car because the reservation cops can be a little less than understanding. So I just pop up with "at least I didn't bring my gun in". His eyes pop open and says "Sir, do you have a gun in your car?". I just looked at him and said "I didn't say that did I?". I could see the little gears in his mind just whirring around wondering what he should do so I just hobbled off to my car. Grinning.