Saturday, November 29, 2008

A reason for concealed carry: Fight terrorism

I know, it sounds weird to say, but terrorist situations these CAN be stopped, as long as someone with a gun (and the knowledge to use it) is in the right place at the right time.

The Mumbai attack involved 10 (yes, only 10) men with rifles. If this attack would have happened in a hotel in Indiana, they probably would have been outnumbered 20-to-1 with CCW permit holders in the building, making their odds for a successful attack much more slim.

Watch out for copy-cats in the coming months. When one crack pot sees all the press these guys are getting decides he wants to be on the front page, who knows what he'll do...

Mumbai photographer: I wished I'd had a gun, not a camera

Even cops have to follow the gun safety rules

FOLLOW THE GUN SAFETY rules, and nobody ever gets hurt...

This is why we check to make sure the gun's unloaded before handling it. Every time. No exceptions.

1) Safe direction (glad it wasn't pointed at the young girl or at something more important than his leg).
2) Finger off the trigger (one flaw in the Glock-- you squeeze the trigger to disassemble, that's why the 3rd rule is so important)
3) Keep UNLOADED unless you're using it.

Talking about gun safety is not using the gun, especially if you're disassembling the gun to clean it. Check to make sure it's unloaded every time you pick it up.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mumbai: A gun-free utopia

Explosions and shootings rock India's financial capital...

80 dead, over 250 injured...

Pools of blood at five star hotel...

TERRORIST RUN AMOK IN MUMBAI...

What they're not telling you: It is nearly impossible for a law-abiding citizen to own a gun in Mumbai. So who has the guns? The terrorists and the police. Normal citizens are left helpless to attack.

Past this, note that the terrorists were searching for American and British citizens (as reported on ABC tonight). So Americans visiting, who may have the ability to protect themselves at home, aren't given that right in Mumbai.

When guns are outlawed, only outlaws have guns...

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Good pistol prices from Bass Pro

Flyer that came today has a few good deals.

- Taurus Millennium Pro 9mm for $399 (a good, compact carry gun)
- Springfield XD for $519-549 depending on caliber
- S&W M&P in 9mm for $549

Can't go wrong with any of these guns. Check them out!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hold your spot

In our upcoming Assault Rifle and Shotgun Basics classes. Check out advancedshooting.com for details or to hold your spot.

Rape on UC campus

To: UC Community

From: Capt. Jeff Corcoran
UC Police

The University of Cincinnati Police are investigating a report of a rape
which occurred in Daniels Hall between 3AM and 5AM on Saturday morning. A
possible suspect in this crime has been identified by police. The victim
reports that she was assaulted in a restroom by a male white subject,
approximately 18 to 20 years of age, 5'10" to 6'0" tall, with blond hair.
Anyone having any information regarding this crime should contact the UC
Police at 556-1111.

The University of Cincinnati Women's Center is available to provide support
to victims of sexual crimes. UCWC's Reclaim Help Line at 513.218.9531 is
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A trained advocate will be able to
inform you of your options, provide crisis intervention and support.
University Hospital has a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program (SANE),
through which nurses are specially trained to support survivors in
treatment. They are on-call 24 hours a day. Questions? Call 584-8108.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mexico: another gun-free Utopia

Personal firearm ownership is very restricted in Mexico--anyone who's tried to cross the boarder with a gun knows that all too well.

Looks like it isn't working out so great. Disarm the good guys and all is left is the bad... and they're armed against defenseless victims.

This is the sort of thing Democrats have been pushing for a long time. Don't make guns illegal, but limit what you can have to a very small range of options. Options they deem "safer" (read less lethal, and therefore less effective against attack).

We need to watch out for the slippery slope of gun laws. As things pass, we must fight to keep our rights. Afterall, Mexico has their own version of the 2nd Amendment, and it hasn't stopped politicians there from stripping away nearly all gun rights...

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Election results aren't a surprise, now it's time to protect your rights

Make your belief that gun rights are important known and don't concede any ground in the face of what will probably be a tough 4-years.

It's a slippery slope with gun rights--they'll come after the low-hanging fruit like 'assault rifles,' high-cap mags, and registration, first. All of these lead to stricter regulations that will effect your ability to purchase, own and carry guns in ways you might not suspect.

A 'common sense gun law' should be met with suspicion and careful review. Should a tragedy occur, like another college shooting, the reactionary anti-gunners will pounce on the opportunity to cripple your rights.

Hold on, dig in, and don't lose hope!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Give yourself time to vote tomorrow, prepare for the new

Make sure you give yourself ample time to vote tomorrow. Rumor is they'll be a big turnout and that may mean long lines, malfunctions, etc.

If your still on the fence about local or national elections, the NRA has a good guide at www.NRA-PVF.org. Put your zip code in and it'll tell you how the candidates on your ballot feel about guns.

And, if you're like me and like to do a second patriotic thing on election day, buy a gun. I'm putting in an order for a new AR-15 (never know what a new president and congress will do!).

Pro-gun voter guide

From Buckeye Firearms Assn:

On Tuesday, you'll make the most important vote of your life.
Sen. Obama is the single most anti-gun presidential candidate in this nation's history. So it is more important than ever to VOTE PRO-GUN and make sure he doesn't get a chance to destroy decades of gun rights progress.
Download your voter guide NOW <http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/Voter-Guide> and vote for the men and women who have shown their support for your rights.
Take your friends and family to the polls. Give your work mates a ride. We all need to show up in force to defeat Obama, anti-gun Ohio candidates, and all the cartoon characters and dead people who have illegally been registered in Ohio.
Don't let this election be stolen. Don't let our rights be stolen. VOTE. And vote PRO-GUN!
CLICK HERE to get your Pro-Gun Voter Guide. <http://www.buckeyefirearms.org/Voter-Guide>

Saturday, November 01, 2008

New phone number!

We've upgraded our voicemail to a more reliable service (anyone who's been forwarded to one of our instructor's cell phones and been surprised knows why).

Our new number is (513) 672-9714. The old number will forward for a while, but we wanted everyone to update their records. This number is a general mailbox that forwards to our instructors. Using the VM service allows the proper instructor to quickly respond to you, and allows people to register for classes who don't want to do so online.

Thank you, and please update your contact list!