Carrying a weapon is serious

We blame Hollywood for instilling the opinion that guns are playthings. How often do you hear the comment "oh, you should be shot!" or "I could have shot him for saying that" or similar. In the fantasy world they live in, shooting someone is how to resolve frustrations.

In reality, the decision to use deadly force is a serious thing.

Kudos to the Manchester Union Leader for the Armed Citizen section

For years various NRA publications have published the Armed Citizen, and now, with NRA permission, some of those stores are being published in the Manchester Union Leader editorial section. Other papers would be wise to follow suit. <a href="http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=True%20stories%20from%2... the article here.</a>

US Fish & Wildlife Service enjoined from removing Grizzly from list in MONTANTA!

The United States Fish and Wildlife service was enjoined from removing the Yellowstone Grizzly bear from the threatened species list....that anti gunners/hunters win here is very sad and important, it sets a dangerous precedent. To read the disappointing opinion, See http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/files/order.pdf

A great resource if you carry a defensive firearm

I've been working on a few stories for our friends at www.armedcitizensnetwork.org, they are a great resource for training information for those of us who choose to carry defensive firearms, and for those who choose to join Armed Citizens Legal Defense Network, LLC, ($85.00) the 3DVDs that new members recieve are worth far more than the annual membership fee.

Penny

Registered Gun Owners Receive Visits

<img src="http://www.ammoland.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Maryland-Shall-Issue-... align="right">We read at AmmoLand.com that "Registered" <a href="http://www.ammoland.com/2009/09/25/registered-gun-owners-receive-more-vi... owners have been receiving visits from the state police</a>, under the guise of "checking up" on their firearms.

There are so many things wrong with this, it sets off bells and whistles in my head.

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<li>Do the police have nothing better to do with their time and resources?</li>

Federal appeals court invalidates Campaign Finance Reform Rules

Notice that the NRA is mentioned in <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/18/AR200909... quote about campaign finance laws</a>:

<blockquote>Michael E. Toner, a former FEC chairman and former chief counsel to the Republican National Committee, said the ruling will provide a boost to outside groups at the expense of established political parties, which must continue to function under stringent financial limits.

Why do you carry?

Why do you carry to the grocery store?

Why do you carry to the convenience store? Most people are just there to grab a burrito or Big Gulp, right?

Why do you carry at the car wash? You have to very afraid to slip a pistol in your pocket to just wash off the family auto, eh.

<a href="http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=644">So asks our friend Bob over at Three Boxes of BS</a>. Check him out, and join in the discussion if you feel so inclined!

More Gun Violence

<img src="http://media.graytvinc.com/images/wsaz_jerryjones-military.jpg" align="right">CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Mayor Danny Jones revealed at a Sunday evening news conference that "there's every reason to believe" friendly fire killed Patrolman Jerry Jones.

Patrolman Jones was shot and killed during a chase that ended in the Quick area of Kanawha County after 1 a.m. Sunday morning. <a href="http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/59161427.html">Story here</a>.

This is a terrible tragedy, as it is when any law-abiding citizen is killed, civilian or otherwise.

Proper media coverage

<img alt="" src="http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID2879/images/Gun_culture.jpg" height="293" width="300" align="right"><br>We picked up this story on our feed here at pennydean.org but it deserves special attention. Howard Nemerov, one of the good guys at www.examiner.com took note of the way a particular story was presented in the mainstream media. Was it journalism, or was it editorializing about guns?

You may declare gun free zones, but you cannot declare killer free zones

<img src="http://image.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/Carpntr0401-2.jpg" align="right" height="120">In <a href="http://spectaclemonopolized.blogspot.com/2009/02/helpless-children-stabb... Monopolized: Helpless Children Stabbed To Death With Pitchfork</cite></a>, grandmother Mary Carpenter is quoted in a letter to the North Carolina General Assembly about her experience in California.

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