I’m a little fuzzy on how it happened, but apparently I am getting started in leather working. Or so I judge by the 200+ dollars I’ve spent on leather working tools and dyes and accessories and scraps and leather in the last two weeks. Continue reading
This rather spirited discussion on OpenCarry.org caught me a bit by surprise. The initial poster was carrying in a public place and had an interaction with a law enforcement officer (LEO). It was not a hostile interaction at all, but he berated himself for, upon polite request, giving the officer his name and date of birth–and so did many others in the forum. The general (though not total) consensus was that giving an officer any information not legally required was tantamount to setting fire to the Constitution. Continue reading
Quoth Robert Farago:
That’s the crux of the Zimmerman case for both “sides” of the debate. Not whether or not Zimmerman should have followed Martin (he shouldn’t have). Not whether or not he should have shot Zimmerman. Whether or not he should have been armed.
The Zimmerman case is a litmus test for concealed carry. Those who condemn him out of hand or attribute racial motivations to the shooting are, by and large, people who don’t believe that American citizens should be able to carry a gun. Those who maintain an open mind think ‘there but for the grace of God go I.’
The key to the age of Minnesota’s concealed carry permit holders lies in the phrase “security conscious.” The plain truth is that older people have more to lose. Unlike my relative’s unmarried homies, they have a family to protect. A gun is insurance against those who would destroy their ability to provide for the ones they love.