Once again, I scratch. I itch. My arms and legs and other places not worth mentioning display welts and scratches and bites and sores. Yes, I’ve been turkey hunting again. It happens every year. I get all revved up to get out there and after, oh say, 11 straight days of sitting in briars, taking [...]
I ordered a Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight and received it about six months ago. The snub-nosed revolver, aka snubby, travels with me almost daily now. I crossed over the line a few years ago, from trying to decide ahead of time whether I’d need a concealed carry gun to the point of always carrying one when legal. It just became too much of a time waster to try to imagine why and where I’d need it. Better to, as 5.11 Tactical says, “Always be ready.”
You’ll see them in all the discount stores soon after the official Easter weekend. Leftover Peeps. You know, those little marshmallow chicks that come in six colors now because brown (thank God, it’s chocolate) debuted a few years ago. Peeps, originally in yellow, have been around since the 1954 – a real American tradition. The [...]
We lay side by side in the dirt in a farmer’s field. Some lay on state-of-the-art shooting mats while others made do with an old quilt from home folded in half. Some shot .22s while others shot AR-15s. A seven-year-old girl and her dad occupied one end of the line, and a 65-year-old grandpa hunkered [...]
When Rolling Stone magazine lectures gun owners on the evils of firearms in society, it’s laughable. In an article titled “The Gun Industry’s Deadly Addiction,” published by the magazine in its March 14 issue, Tim Dickinson wields a dull machete through a field of misstatements about gun owners and how we yield, scrape and bow [...]
The National Wild Turkey Federation celebrated its 40th anniversary last weekend in Nashville, Tenn. I was at the convention to witness thousands of turkey enthusiasts jamming the exhibit rooms of Opryland and to hear hundreds of turkey callers, duck callers and goose callers competing for air space in the hall. My ears hurt a little [...]
When a five-year-old girl in Pennsylvania told her friends that she would shoot them with a Hello Kitty bubble gun, and wound up being suspended for it, well, it begs the question … If this is how our school administrators handle problems, then God help us, what will they do when a real crisis arises?