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More Women are Embracing Gun Ownership

In our previous article, Gun Sales at Record Levels This December, we noted how much gun sales have increased this year.  But wasn’t mentioned in that piece was how many of those new guns are going to women.  The percentage of guns going to women is growing.  What used to be considered mainly a men’s sport is becoming coed – especially in the competition sports.

According to a recent Gallop poll, 43 percent of women now have at least one gun at home, which is up 19 percent from the previous year.  Women are gaining on men in the purchase of firearms for both hunting and personal defense, according to several reports as well as the NRA.  Thousands of women are learning how to shoot, and learning how to take responsibility for their own personal defense.  Last month, a Sheriff from South Carolina held a press conference wherein he adamantly encouraged women to obtain and carry concealed weapons.

Take for example, the following video produced by a gun training academy in Texas.  It promotes what they can do for women who want to be able to defend themselves.

According to one local gun range instructor, “Interest has been so high that we have started holding women only classes”, in response to the increased interest by women.  And according to the NRA, their Women on Target program has seen a 20% increase in clinic attendance since 2010.

One woman who is an avid shooter but also happens to be a Yoga instructor put it like this, “Yoga’s Zen-like quality can be applied to shooting guns in a lot of ways.  Shooting guns takes focus, concentration, and it doesn’t always have to be about violence.”  She added, “When I cook, I use a chef’s knife.  You have respect for a knife as a tool that you use in your craft.  And I think guns can be used in the same way.”

The target shooting industry is now catering to female shooters.  There are pink pistols, and even purses with holster slots. Some local IDPA and USPSA chapters have even added women’s divisions to their competitions.  IDPA competitions especially, help to teach proficiency in self defense techniques in more real life situations.  They help to provide women with a venue to practice their skills to better be able to defend themselves.

As a blogger myself, I am finding more and more women who have their own blogs about guns and shooting sports. Here are just a few:

So here is a tip of the ol’ Stetson women.  Here’s to you.  Keep shootin’ and remember, more guns means less crime.
GE

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Gun Sales At Record Levels This December

Remember Ralphie from the classic movie “A Christmas Story”?  Well I guess all of the Ralphies of years past have grown up and are still wishing for fire power, only now it’s the real kind.  According to the FBI who runs the background checks for gun sales, December 2011 is proving to be the busiest month for gun sales ever.  Apparently electronic toys and gadgetry is not the only thing topping Christmas Wish Lists because Holiday shoppers are also flocking to gun dealers and purchasing guns in record numbers.

FBI statistics show that this December Holiday shopping season is topping the last record setting month which was only last month – November.  With only a few days left in December, the number of background checks has already topped last month.  The NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) has received 1,534,414 requests from gun dealers in order to complete gun sales across the United States.  Almost half a million checks were performed in the last six days before Christmas.

Two days before Christmas, the NICS ran 102,222 background checks, which was the second-busiest day in history.  The one-day record was set this year on Black Friday, the shopping day following Thanksgiving this year, with 129,166 searches.  By comparison, the previous one-day high was set November 28, 2008, when gun dealers made slightly more than 98,000 requests for background checks.

I know that I was one of the half million and probably part of the one day record, as I caused one of the checks when I purchased a shiny new, stainless steel, Smith & Wesson, 1911 to add to my own collection.  Unfortunately, since I live on the ‘left coast’ I was unable to take mine home before Christmas because of the 10 day waiting period we must endure, thanks to the “well meaning” liberals (sarcasm intended) in charge of our government.  It’s amazing just how long ten days can seem when you’re waiting to bring home a new member to your family.  Oh well, it’s just extending Christmas for me.

The FBI had no explanation for the sudden jump in gun purchases but it’s easy to surmise that more and more people are feeling the need to be in charge of their own self protection and are thereby exercising their Second Amendment rights.  Every day the main stream media features news stories of people who have become victims because of their inability to provide for their own defense.  While the intent of news organizations is to show guns in a bad light, people are realizing their importance as a tool to have in their possession.  Afterall, the police and the news reporters only show up after you become a victim. 

And with the Governor of our state opening up the prisons because of supposed “overcrowding”, it is becoming more and more important to be able to defend your family.  Our “wise” judges have ordered a reduction in the prison populations saying that the overcrowding must be reduced.  Of course, the liberal Governor is jumping on the idea of releasing criminals instead of fighting to build more facilities.  Frankly, I don’t see why we can’t erect some tents to house those who choose crime as a career choice.  It seems to work fine in Arizona.

Happy New Year Gun Enthusiasts, and remember – More Guns, means Less Crime.

GE

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Barbara Boxer Says Republicans Want To Kill People

In a press conference Tuesday, Barbara Boxer claimed that by attaching an Oil Pipeline bill to the Tax Cut Extension bill that Obama wants, Republicans are going to be responsible for more than 8,000 people dying as a result, and they want this as a Christmas present to the people.

An article reporting on this in The Hill.com said that she claims that people would “die from breathing in too much poison in the form of mercury, lead, and arsenic”, as a result of this attachment to the bill.

ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?!?! I want to ask, “Is she really that stupid?”  But that is rhetorical, since I know she is.  The problem is that, since I also know she can’t think for herself, so she is obviously repeating clap trap from the Democrat leadership.  I really wish that I could reach out and strangle the people that voted for this idiot to be re-elected, and the slap them and tell them to wise up.

Liberals tell us that we need to kinder and gentler in our criticisms and comments to the media and yet they are out there spewing garbage like this.  It gets picked by the liberal media and made to look like Republicans are dumb shits when all you really need to do is look at the source of the comment for stupidity.

How many people have you killed Mrs. Boxer with all of your abortion legislation, or gun control bills that victimize people and keep them from being able to defend themselves?

When it really comes down to it, America needs the Keystone XL oil pipeline which is supposed to go from Canada to Texas.  We need it because all sources of energy in this country need to be expanded to lower our dependence on foreign oil and produce cheaper oil from our own continent.

But liberals fight it at every turn and the stand up and say we need to explore ‘alternative energy’ as our new energy frontier.  What, like Solyndra?  Green energy programs are repeatedly turning up as expensive failures.  Alternative fuels such as ethanol cause food shortages and drive up the cost of food to poor people, the very people the Democrats claim to be protecting.

This country is killing itself on Liberal ideas and Democrat legislation.  We are going to politically correct ourselves into socialism and the ultimate death of American Exceptionalism if we don’t turn things around.  People – please wake up.

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Rick Perry Wants to Get Serious on Insider Trading

Following is an article by Governor Rick Perry of Texas, who is currently a candidate running for President of the United States.  In the article he makes some points that not only make a lot of sense but should be read and understood by all Americans who plan to vote in November.  While I am not necessarily endorsing Governor Perry at this time, I would certainly vote for him if he becomes the Republican nominee.

The current field of Republican candidates has several fine candidates that would make a fine President and I am still analyzing each of their attributes.  As such have not decided on one whom I would like to be the nominee. I only know that I definitely do not want Mitt Romney.  We don’t need a middle of the road RINO who is willing to kiss liberals butts to get legislation that will only compromise our values, passed through Congress.

Rick Perry’s plan is proposing to establish a “part time” congress to bring it back in line with the fundamental tenets of our founding fathers who believed that elected congressmen and senators should come out of the working class and return there after their term in Congress.  The full time professional legislators we now have become entrenched in the trappings of power and money that influences voting and their mindset.

Read now an alternative idea proposed by a fine American; Governor Rick Perry:

Time To Get Serious About Insider Trading in Washington

by Governor Rick Perry (R-Tx)

Congress is finally feeling the pressure over insider trading, the practice of trading financial securities based on non-public information available to a select few in government.

After a series of investigative reports, including several here at Big Government, the American people are beginning to realize that what is wrong with this country can be diagrammed on a map, with a straight line connecting Wall Street and Washington, D.C.

Now exposed to the light of day, the political establishment is determined to show the American people it is “doing something” to clean up its act.

This week, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the matter, taking what many observers saw as great pains to minimize perceptions of a systemic and bipartisan problem.  But I remain skeptical, as do many Americans, that Congress will actually pass a bill with teeth that requires them to live by the same rules as the rest of us.

The fact is, things will never change as long as the same Washington insiders remain in control.  Washington is broken and needs a complete overhaul, but establishment politicians only want to tinker at the margins.  This is why we can’t ask a Washington insider to fix Washington, because it takes an outsider to overhaul a corrupt culture.

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RNC Says Don’t Attack Obama

In a conference call with the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Republican strategists, the RNC said that “party surrogates should refrain from personal attacks against President Barack Obama, because such strategy is too hazardous for the GOP.”  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  OMG!!  That is exactly what every Republican candidate needs to do every day and ramp it up with every speech and press conference.

A story by Yahoo News claims that Republican strategists were warned that too heavy of an attack on Obama could turn voters away.  The story claims that recent polling indicates that voters “feel sorry” for the President and they still give him “high approval”, in spite of record low ratings on his job approval.  Hell, I feel sorry that this country could ever be so gullible to elect such an idiot.  I also understand that Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk show host, just about went ballistic when he heard about this coming out of the RNC.

Apparently the RNC feels that it is OK to vilify and attack fellow Republican candidates with slurs and name calling but ‘don’t go after the President’.  We hear other Republicans say that Bachman is stupid, Cain is a sex offender, Gingrich has had failed marriages and is tied to Fanny Mae, Rick Perry is stupid and look what he did with vaccinations, and so on. But don’t go after Obama because we want to prove to the independents that we are not confrontational, or mean spirited.

BULL SHIT!  The Democrats don’t waste any time going after our guys with both barrels.  Look what they did in 2008 when they put out a bogus story about McCain having an affair.  They don’t just attack; they make it up and lie about it too.  I also believe that it is Democrats, perhaps even the Presidential election committee, that is making up these stories about Cain’s sexual indiscretions.  Afterall, Obama doesn’t want another black running against him.  That way he won’t be able to use the “race card” as he will no doubt do if the candidate is white.

One of the reasons that Gingrich is moving ahead in the polls now is because he is out there with his attacks on Obama. Gingrich is taking it to him and the people want that.  When Trump was vocal about his criticisms of Obama he soared to the top of the polling because he wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.

Our candidates need to put Obama’s feet to the fire on every bit of his failed attempts to bring this country out of recession.  Every scheme, bill or executive order has not only failed but worked to put this country further behind, further in debt, and further down in world opinion.  Right now his job approval rating is lower than Jimmy Carter’s numbers at this same point in his administration.  And just like Carter, Obama is making this country a laughing stock to the rest of the world.

This country cannot afford another Obama term in office.  With another term, he will no longer have to worry about getting re-elected and the gloves will be off.  No socialistic program will be off limits to him.  What’s more, Obama has been treading lightly gun control legislation in this first term, but with no worries about re-election, every gun control bill the liberals and Obama can think of will come out of the woodwork.

The RNC is so wrong.  The candidate that is the most vocal about Obama’s failures and attacks him at every turn is the one who will ultimately become the Republican candidate and go on to beat Obama next November.  The future of this country depends on it.

GE

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