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April 2, 2013

Long time, no blog

Filed under: Gear — hdls @ 5:58 am
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For all you regular readers (Hi Mom!), it has been a while since I blogged. I’ve been busy and have a thing or two to blog about.

My current projects are the poor man’s Recce / 3 Gun / Intermediate AR and getting my .308 ready for Boomershoot. And speaking of Boomershoot, I’ve invented a new gun game – Long Gun Limbo. I’ll do a post in a bit about this new game that is not sweeping the nation.

January 31, 2013

The AR for home defense

Filed under: Gear,Self Defense — hdls @ 6:28 am
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A great article written by Celia Bigelow and Aubrey Blankenship discussing why an AR style rifle is the a great choice for self-defense for women.

Sorry, President Obama. As young women, we prefer an AR-15 “assault” rifle with a 30-round magazine for self-defense.
 
In fact, we wouldn’t want to be stuck at home without one. In the wake of mass murders like Sandy Hook and the horrific rapes and murders of thousands of women each year, pepper spray, mace, or five-round handheld pistols aren’t going to cut it.

So what’s a girl to do? When choosing our tool for home defense, we want the best — in accuracy, handling, and aesthetics. The best choice by all three criteria is — hands down — the AR-15.
 
AR-15s are the most popular rifle in the U.S.; more than 3 million Americans own one. And its popularity isn’t with criminals — assault rifles account for only 0.6 percent of murders every year. Rather, the semi-automatic AR-15 is the gun of choice for many hunters, target shooters, and home defenders.

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 6:01 am

brought to you by guns.

Home invasion suspect arrested after woman opens fire

MAGNOLIA, Texas –
A home invasion suspect was arrested at a hospital after a mother shot him during the crime at a Montgomery County home, deputies said Wednesday

Erin, who asked to be identified only by her first name, told Local 2 she was putting her 6-year-old son to bed when she heard a loud noise coming from her bedroom on Mink Lake Drive Friday night.

"I threw the cover over my son and I took off running, screaming to the living room to let my dogs out," she said.

Erin said she turned around and saw three masked men, pointing a gun right at her.

January 26, 2013

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Gear,Gun Rights,Self Defense — hdls @ 2:50 am
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brought to you by guns.

Home Intruders Decide Not to Stick Around After Seeing Their ‘Victim’ Holding an AR-15

After seeing the barrel of an AR-15 staring them in the face, the two men fled from the apartment. No shots were fired and no one was injured. In fact, the rifle wasn’t even loaded at the time of the incident, Raymond said.

January 21, 2013

Gun use infographic

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 5:26 pm

There are lots of statistics about gun use flying around right now. But a picture is worth a thousand words.

Overinflated statistics

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 6:35 am

 

Over at the Huffington Post a commentator, who goes by  the handle “Chi Man Sam”, makes the claim:

More than 500 children die annually from accidental gunshots. Some shoot themselves, while others kill friends or siblings after discovering a gun.

That pegged my bullshit meter. 500 is a pretty big number so I did a littlie checking and found this.

Keep in mind that the international standard for “childhood” ends at the 16th birthday. 16 to 21 year olds are “young adults, and over 21 are “adults.” Some gun control advocates have been known to use 65 as the cutoff age for childhood. With that caution, let’s look at the Center For Disease Control numbers for Childhood Deaths.

While the gun banners like to say 10,000 children a day, 500 a day, or some other absurd number of children die in firearms accidents, the Center For Disease Control counts death certificates and says the true number killed in a gun accident for 2010, the last year data is available, is just one and four tenths a week. And even that total includes a substantial number of childhood suicides that coroners have chosen to list as “accidents.”

You can click on the image on the right, where the total is given as 73, or go to the CDC’s WISQUARS site and confirm this chart. Scroll to the bottom, change to “top 20″ causes of death, set the age range to <1 through 15 and let the program do its thing. You will get a pair of vertical charts, and click on the bright blue “unintentional deaths” box to get a chart just like that one.

Quite a big gap between those numbers.

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 4:08 am

brought to you by guns.

Burglars shot in southeast Oklahoma City, police said

Police said five people were trying to burglarize a home at the 1500 block of SE 45 when the female homeowner shot one of them with her gun.

A friend of the homeowner, a man, shot another burglar with the homeowner’s gun, police report. The burglars fled the scene and went to a house at the 500 block of SE 79, police said.

January 14, 2013

Confused about “assault weapons”?

Filed under: Gun Rights — hdls @ 10:32 pm

Here’s a great site that helps bring clarity to the discussion.

January 8, 2013

MHI Employee Handbook art

Filed under: Uncategorized — hdls @ 1:50 am

hdls:

My whole family is pretty excited about this RPG coming out – silly, no?

Originally posted on Monster Hunter Nation:

Agent Franks

The man who simply does not give a crap, AGENT FRANKS. :)

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January 5, 2013

Another heart warming story

Filed under: Self Defense — hdls @ 4:27 pm
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Woman hiding with kids shoots intruder

LOGANVILLE, Ga. —

A woman hiding in her attic with children shot an intruder multiple times before fleeing to safety Friday.

The incident happened at a home on Henderson Ridge Lane in Loganville around 1 p.m. The woman was working in an upstairs office when she spotted a strange man outside a window, according to Walton County Sheriff Joe Chapman. He said she took her 9-year-old twins to a crawlspace before the man broke in using a crowbar.

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