"When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered, yes - remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education - make them hunters."

Henry David Thoreau, 1854

“A citizen who shirks his duty to contribute to the security of his community is little better than the criminal who threatens it.” - Robert Boatman

Monday, March 29, 2010


How safe do you feel knowing there are people around legally carrying guns?

Photo of Noel Sheppard.

Full Article HERE

What's the likelihood of an EXTREMELY liberal media outlet publishing an article about firearm related homicides declining while permits to carry concealed weapons increase?

About as likely as Keith Olbermann saying something nice about Sarah Palin, right?

Well, on Wednesday, MSNBC.com actually published a piece with the following shocking headline:

Record numbers now licensed to pack heat--Firearms deaths fall as millions obtain permits to carry concealed guns.

Americans overall are far less likely to be killed with a firearm than they were when it was much more difficult to obtain a concealed-weapons permit, according to statistics collected by the federal Centers for Disease Control. But researchers have not been able to establish a cause-and-effect relationship.
In the 1980s and ’90s, as the concealed-carry movement gained steam, Americans were killed by others with guns at the rate of about 5.66 per 100,000 population. In this decade, the rate has fallen to just over 4.07 per 100,000, a 28 percent drop. The decline follows a fivefold increase in the number of “shall-issue” and unrestricted concealed-carry states from 1986 to 2006.

The highest gun homicide rate is in Washington, D.C., which has had the nation’s strictest gun-control laws for years and bans concealed carry: 20.50 deaths per 100,000 population, five times the general rate. The lowest rate, 1.12, is in Utah, which has such a liberal concealed weapons policy that most American adults can get a permit to carry a gun in Utah without even visiting the state.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Colorado West Gun Club
Action Pistol Shoot

Saturday, March 13, 9:30 AM
Registration & Safety Meeting

Stengels Pistol Range

29051 Hwy 92, Hotchkiss

Four stages Pistol (about 100 rounds) / Tactical shotgun side match (about 25 rounds birdshot #6 or smaller)

Hi everybody, just a reminder of the upcoming CWGC shoot. We keep working on making things challenging, fun, and hopefully to move quickly through the stages. Mike Knehs is joining our RO team and has put together one heck of a blind stage! Of course we will shoot the PPC, and have a couple more defensive scenario stages. Don't forget to practice your shotgun loading skills, causewe'll try our hand at knockin down some more steel.

For more info call me 872-4994 John

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Starbucks sticks to gun policy

Summary Box: Starbucks sticks to gun policy
Associated Press

THE CONTROVERSY: Recently, some gun owners have staged a campaign of walking into Starbucks and other businesses to test state laws that allow gun owners to carry weapons openly in public places. Gun control advocates have protested.

STARBUCKS' STANCE: Starbucks ( SBUX - news - people ) says it complies with state laws and won't ban guns from stores in states where there is an open-carry law.

To read the response of the Brady campaign click HERE