Thursday, November 29, 2018

Just A Thought

If a good guy with a gun decides to intervene when a bad guy with a gun does bad things, he needs to keep in mind that the cops coming to deal with the bad guy with drawn weapons don't know he is a good guy. This can result in the good guy getting shot. It is a risk a good guy with a gun takes in deciding to be a sheepdog rather than a porcupine.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Last Chance for Constitutional Carry in North Carolina

At least for the foreseeable future. Governor Cooper will most certainly veto the bill but we can still get it if the Republicans stick together and override his veto. It certainly won't happen once the GOP supermajority ends. We either do it now or wait until we get another supermajority or a Republican Governor. That might be awhile.  So get off your butt and contact Senator Berger and ask that he push HB-746. Please, do it now.




There is a season for everything. A time to pass HB-746, while a Governor’s veto can still be overridden, is upon us. . .

Senate Leadership’s Past Inaction
In recent months, North Carolina’s Republican senate leadership disappointed us with their inaction. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger’s ostensibly pro-Second Amendment party had the numbers necessary to override a governor’s veto. To pass HB-746 (Permitless Concealed Carry and more), the NC Senate certainly had the support of the people. In fact, North Carolina gun owners, and other pro-civil rights citizens, were not only supportive of the bill, they downright demanded it. Yet, Senator Berger and Senate Rules Committee Chair, Senator Bill Rabon, didn’t deliver. They decided not to shepherd this excellent pro-gun bill through the NC Senate (it has already passed the NC House).

The Future Looks Freer
Fortunately, today is a new day—the past is the past. Rather than lamenting Senator Berger’s and Rabon’s past missteps, it’s time we offer solutions for a brighter future, and we at GRNC see Permitless Concealed Carry headed this way.

At this point in time, until January, Republicans still maintain a veto-proof majority in the NC Senate, just as they do in the NC House. Any perceived impediments to making HB-746 the law in our state are just that: perceived—but not real. At this moment, no obstruction is solid, and none can stand in the way of HB-746. Only Republican leaders themselves can stop it. Of course, the clock is ticking…

Senators Berger and Rabon must act
now to make this happen

Preparing for Future Victories
Should Senator Berger, Rabon and other senate leaders once again fail to act, it would only be another demonstration of the behavior that caused the loss of their veto-proof majorities (starting in January). Becoming squishy on gun rights, inaction and half-measures—these are the things that cause voters to sit home on Election Day, and this surely influenced the lackluster election results. Bold action, adhering to campaign rhetoric, and sweeping advances of the people’s rights—these are the things that victories are made of, and we can only hope that Senator Berger and others have learned this lesson, and have already started preparing for future victories. (Hint: passing HB-746 would be a good start). 

Demand the NC Senate Pass HB-746
Below, you’ll find information about how you can urge senate leader Phil Berger to act fast, pass HB-746 and then override the governor’s likely veto.  There is no reason this can’t be done, and it absolutely should be.

The only politicians who can stop
HB-746 are NC Senate Republicans 

Immediate Action Required!

  • PHONE NC SENATE PRO TEM PHIL BERGER: Use this number, (919) 733-5708, and the short text provided below to leave a message with staff (or on voice-mail). Suggested phone message:
Hello, my name is ____________, and I am calling to insist that Senator Berger utilize the veto-proof majority that Republicans still maintain in order to pass the omnibus gun bill, HB-746, and then override the governor’s likely veto. In the recent past, senate leadership disappointed voters on this bill, and on gun rights in general. However, Mr. Berger and other leaders now have a golden opportunity to make up for this and stand for gun rights. Of course, the clock is ticking on the supermajorities, so please tell Mr. Berger to act now, pass HB-746, and override the Governor’s likely veto. Thank you.

  • EMAIL NC SENATE PRO TEM PHIL BERGER: Use the email address and the copy/paste text provided below, under ‘Deliver This Message,’ to send a strong message about advancing our civil rights at every possible turn.


Email to:

Suggested Subject: "Pass HB-746 While You Still Can"  

Dear Senator Berger

I am writing to insist that you utilize the veto-proof majority that Republicans still maintain in order to pass the omnibus gun bill, HB-746, and then override the governor’s likely veto.

In the recent past, senate leadership disappointed voters on this bill, and on gun rights in general. However, you and other leaders now have a golden opportunity to make up for this past disappointment and stand for gun rights. At this point, there is nothing to lose, and any perceived impediments to making HB-746 the law in our state are just that: perceived—but not real.

Of course, the clock is ticking on the Republican supermajorities, so please act now, pass HB-746, and override the Governor’s likely veto.

I will be monitoring your actions on this matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.  


[UPDATED: 11/28/2018 8:12 pm]

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mass Shootings: Us Vs. Them

Commentary: How gun-free zones invite mass shootings
The surprise here isn't that other countries have a higher rate of mass shootings, but that The Chicago Tribune published this editorial by John Lott, Jr..

[UPDATE] Link Fixed.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Boycott 'Em

It's not like I'd be likely to buy their products anyway, but TOMS decided to give money to gun control groups and use misleading statistics on their homepage to justify their actions. Boycott 'em.
Another Company Throwing Its Weight Behind Gun Control

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Now That's Funny

Russia Wants Bulgarians to Stop Painting Soviet Monuments To Look Like American Superheroes
Who knew the Bulgarians had a sense of humor. We all knew the Russians didn't.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Recently Read

Target Rich Environment by Larry Correia

Short fiction by the creator Monster Hunter International. I think his strengths lie in the long form but these will do until the nest novel which, by the way, is the sequel to Son of the Black Sword, House of Assassins. Highly recommended.

The Better Part of Valor

Hagar the Horrible by Dik Browne was a humor strip had very nice art and layout that usually provided a chuckle except for that odd belly laugh here and there. Like this one from 4/7/1975.

Saturday, November 17, 2018


Friday, November 16, 2018

I get the sense they won't be satisfied...

...until we're dead.
Democrat Eric Swalwell: If Gun Owners Defy ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, ‘The Government Has Nukes’
Kinda gives new meaning to "progress" on gun violence doesn't it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

That's a Win. At Least for Now.

Right to Wear T-Shirts That Depict or Mention Guns
... extends to public high school students, holds a federal judge in Wisconsin.
Who knows what might happen on appeal.


Whenever a good guy with a gun chooses to take action there is always a chance the police might not know the good guy from the bad when they show up on scene. It's understandable in the heat of the moment. It's not remotely understandable when the good guy's clothing clearly identified him as a security officer.
Black Security Guard Uses Gun to Prevent Violence, Cops Show Up and Kill Him
"Everybody was screaming out, 'Security!' He was a security guard."

Monday, November 12, 2018

'Nuff Said

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95
I was looking at the pictures in comic books long before I started to actually read them. I "borrowed my brother's comics which were mostly DC. When I was able to pick up my own they were Marvel and on every one of them whether he was writing them or simply editing was the name Stan Lee. How much actual input he had in the creation of characters such as the Fantastic Four, Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk, etc, etc may be argued for decades. Hell, it is now. His influence on the comic industry can't be. Comics are a collaborative art form and he was the ultimate collaborator. In the end he lived his life and now he's gone. He lived a great life and he will be missed.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veteran's Day

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Offered Without Comment...

...'cuz why bother?


Arizona GOP Accuses Dem Recorder of Destroying Evidence

Georgia Democrats tout surprise ballots that could sink Brian Kemp's bid for governor

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Good Guy with a Gun

In Missouri, a man heard screams outside his house. He picked up his 9mm and investigated to find a man assaulting a women in a car. Her clothing was torn and he was strangling her. The man pointed his gun at the man and ordered him to the ground. He complied. Police arrived to take him into custody. Sometimes the mere presence of a gun solves the problem.
Armed Citizen Saves Mother of Three from Alleged Assault After Hearing ‘Blood-Curdling’ Screams

Some Observations on the Mass Shooting in California

With the mass shooting in California, Senator Feinstein again, while the bodies are still warm, calls for more gun control, since all the gun control in the State of California that we were told would stop such things didn't.

The MSM is harping on the fact that the shooter was a former Marine rather than the fact he was decked out like an Anitifa twat. Searching for a narrative I guess.

There is mention of the six off duty cops in the bar who were unarmed. This is as it should have been if they were drinking. If you are out on the town drinking your firearm should be at home. If they weren't drinking why were they unarmed? This could have been stopped at the start by one armed customer.

AND I do have prayers for the families of those killed by the aforementioned twat, especially for the Sheriff's Deputy who arrived on the scene and did his duty even at the cost of his life.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


A Mob Showed Up Outside Tucker Carlson’s House And Ordered Him To ‘Leave Town’
These fascist little bastards need to be taught boundaries.

...And Some Good News

NRA's Free Speech Claims Against N.Y. Officials May Proceed

The NRA alleges that New York officials are trying to pressure banks and insurance companies not to deal with the NRA, because of the NRA's political activities.

The Day After

The bat shit crazy wing of the Democrat Party, that would be all of them, took the House. The GOP kept the Senate. I see two years of not much anything getting done in Congress except for The GOP packing the courts with conservative judges. Honestly, I think we came out better than the Democrats.
Election results 2018: Forget the blue wave and behold the purple puddle

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day

GO VOTE! If you value your freedoms, if you value your First and Second Amendment rights, VOTE.

That is all.

Laying the Proper Blame

There is also a tendency for our side to blame their side and their side to blame our side when mass shootings occur. Only one person should be blamed; the nut job who pulled the trigger. Note, there is no cure for bat shit crazy.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Pot, Kettle

Maxine Waters: Trump ‘Placing a Target on My Back’ — ‘He’s Promoting Violence’
If you can't say anything else about her, she has unmitigated gall to discuss violence in any context, but then she's a Democrat.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

We Will See

Poll Suggests Possibility of Another Silent Red Wave:
It's down to the wire and I have no idea how this is gonna turn out. All I do know is that the media and polls were wrong in 2016, and I pray for a repeat.

Friday, November 2, 2018

In a Nutshell

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Recently Read

HMS Nightingale by J. A. Sutherland

This is #4 in the series and is of consistent quality with the previous novels. I liked it. I'll get the next soon. Highly recommended.

To Our Friends in Georgia

Georgia’s Democratic Candidate For Governor Calls For Banning AR-15s
Yes, she wants your guns. Vote accordingly.