Even regular readers of K-Var‘s The Muzzle Flash can’t read or respond to all of the reader comments, so we have started a new weekly feature recapping a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. This will allow you to stay up to date on all of the latest action in the outdoor community. Feel free to respectfully respond to fellow readers comments to continue the debate and reinforce similar beliefs.
Reader Comments From Previous Weeks
I love my 870 with 20″ barrel, screw in chokes with cylinder bore installed for home defense. I also use #1 buck as it patterns so well.
I would like to see every citizen in all 50 States have the right to legal action against any business or institution that tries to prevent them from protecting themselves and their families and friends. We (responsible and licensed carriers) are trained and not anxious to use our weapons, but we will if we have to, Unlike the shooters we have been seeing the last few years.
But the complainant had best be able to show a legal right to carry by way of education (which should continue by way of safety classes and regular firing practise), a permit awarded by the initial class, a comprehensive background check, etc. I am a firm advocate of responsible concealed carry. I have several guns and a lot of tiny little hands around me. Those little hands don’t get near those guns. Ever. The guns are locked down tight or holstered onto my body. I do conceal carry as I figure open carry makes me the first Target for the Bad Guy.
Law enforcement, military….They are trained and, outside possible PTSD issues, should never be required to put their guns aside. I mention PTSD as I lost a nephew to suicide last year. He had served overseas for several years, been badly injured several times, and been required to do things that would break most of us as well. He tried to get help but it just wasn’t there. And that is another issue for another time.
Our government has a tendency to try to fix a problem by swatting a mosquito with a house. A lot of unnecessary damage is done and there are plenty of other mosquitoes out there.
If they are going to ask about NRA connections, then all political connections should be disclosed to make the public expenditures truly transparent. I’ll bet some interesting ties to elected officials will be exposed. I’ve been involved in construction contracting all my life and there is always something fishy when it comes to government contracts.
I’m a proud Patriot Life member of the NRA. I’m also an NRA Instructor and CRSO. I spent this summer shooting with many NRA member’s like myself, and I can assure you none of us are in any way associated with Russia. Just common patriots, like myself from the rurals of America. That said, the NRA is a member voting organization and every year or so I submit various ballots. I do not personally fear Russia’s influence over America: what I fear is decision making void of knowledge and logic. Making decisions based on fear and emotion is a mostly Leftist phenomenon in America. I do not fear Russia any more than I fear those mostly (Leftists) who are quick to jump to conclusions out of fear and emotion, striking the gas lights which spill onto the streets of America. America is a nation where the rule of law must rule the day, or we will be no better off than any turbulent and corrupt autocracy in the peripheral world. I have served in the streets of socialist nations, seen the hard faces of those living under tyrants, seen the lifeless bodies of those who are subjects to an agenda not their own. My advice to you is to be weary of anyone who offers you something when they have the power to take it all away. And never give up a single freedom for convenience. The NRA has done more to support your constitutional rights than any other organization, President, or leader period. You should get to know the NRA before you are quick to condemn it.
The Starbucks worker said something that I wish had been emphasized more in the write-up:
She said, he’s a regular customer and has always seemed so meek and polite (or, words to that effect).
I wish someone had added a comment that law-abiding concealed carrier is most likely NOT going to be a fire and brimstone spouting ‘Rambo’-type; but, a peaceable, likable, patient individual who will NOT cause you any trouble or harm but will be there and ready to help if you need it.
How many people do you encounter every day that would fit that description? . . . you’ll probably never know! . . . Hopefully you’ll never have need for their assistance. . . Are these the people you feel our politicians need to be writing new laws to regulate?!
I have carried the Glock 29 for years. One of my favorite guns.
From what I have seen on the Russia/ NRA subject, it seems to be something that was hot in the left wing news back in June. You have to know that Mueller is all over this. And if he had anything, he would be ringing the bell and making arrests. Do I have a problem if Russia gave money to the NRA. Not any more than I have a problem with thousands of foreign governments and investors spreading millions of dollars to influence their interests. If Russia’s NRA money was spent to lobby for the lifting of Russian gun bans and the sale of their gun products, I’m ok with that. But if the NRA used that money to influence an election, now that is a problem. Also illegal. So where are the arrest warrants if that is so. And if you are calling the current Republican administration a fascist regime, well I think that tells us that you are a little left of center on the issues. But still glad that you support the right to bare arms. As for me, I’ll stand with the NRA and try to preserve your 2nd amendment rights.
P.S. did the NRA not send you the free gift when you joined?
Tanfoglio chambers several pistols in 10mm and they are awesome.
~Gary L Scholl
I just purchased a brand new Ruger GP100 7-shot. the problem I am have is when you close cylinder sometimes you have to push the cylinder pin in by hand. then after closing the cylinder and it sits for a minute the shell extractor sticks. any solutions. thank you johnny joyner
~JOHNNY FRANKLIN JOYNER
Cantwell is a philandering hack who only shows up for photo-ops and not much else. But the robotic Democratic voters on the west side of this state will vote for her no matter how she performs (or doesn’t) as long as she’s a “D”.
Ms. Hutchinson called her out on her absentee-ism and is the better candidate with more common sense and true passion to serve her fellow man (good Lutheran upbringing.)
Prayers that she will prevail against the incumbent.
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