"America is not at War, the U.S. Military is at War, America is at the Mall, and Congress is out to Lunch."

Friday, July 23, 2010

Going to be slow here for a couple of weeks.

Since today is Friday, and I never really get online on the weekends, then I am going to be in Vegas for DefCon (WOOT!!!!!), and when I get back from Vegas I am off to Spain for a 10 day work trip, this may be my last post until mid-August. Although I may send in a post or two from Vegas, via my iPhone even though the formatting is always screwed up, about the activities and presentations at DefCon.

I am so looking foward to DefCon. I spent last night packing up my practice locks, my lockpicks, and some other odds and ends. I will probably be spending every minute, that I am not in a presentation, in the Lockpicking Village.

I hope the 2 or 3 readers, I think I have, will still be here when I get back. Take care.

Monday, July 19, 2010

New Job??

Well I may be changing jobs soon. Got a phone call from a guy asking if I was still interested in a position I had applied for a while back. Honestly I had forgotten that I had even applied for it. So after a little talk about the duties, I said yes.

A little back story. I love my current job, but as part of the BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure), the entire headquarters of my agency is moving from downtown D.C. to Quantico VA. Now I live in upper Maryland, about 5 minutes from the PA stateline, and I love where I live. It is a drive each day to D.C., but being that far removed from the city suits me fine, beside living in the country and having my own personal shooting range is great.

Since I am not going to move, or drive 95 miles each way to Quantico, I have been looking for a position that would keep me in D.C. or in Maryland somewhere. So "if" the future job pans out, I will be a little closer than I am now.

The job seems to be an easy one, sitting at a desk, answering trouble calls, and I would travel about 25% of the amount I have traveled for the past 9 years. In my former life as a Marine and the deployments I made, I missed a lot of my oldest daughter, who is almost 16, early years. I do not what to miss that with my younger daughter.

I retweeted a post the other day that sums up how I feel about family and why I want this new job.

"A truly rich man is one whose children run into their arms when their hands are empty"

Sunday, July 18, 2010


To the one or two people who may visit my blog, just know that I am still here. Work and Family have kept me busy, especially my 1 year old daughter.

Just know that I will posting more soon.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Off to to visit my Civil Rights

Well I am about to start packing the car and get on the road. Going to
take a 5 day weekend and visit family down in the home state of N.C.

It always puts a smile on my face when a cross the state line out of
Maryland. Because I know that now I am a true citizen and have the
right to self preservation. Driving through Virginia and into N.C.,
with a loaded weapon on my hip, just fills right. It always amazes me
that Virginia and N.C. grants a visitor more rights and personal
freedom, than a "subject" of Maryland.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

IDPA Multi-Gun Announcement

From IDPA Headquarters

The last announcement we have for you is also a big one. IDPA is very pleased to announce IDPA Defensive Multi Gun. IDPA was created around the defensive use of a handgun. However, we realize there are a lot of rifles and shotguns placed in closets, trunks, bedsides, etc. as defensive tools as well. In an effort to include the use of these tools, IDPA Defensive Multi Gun (DMG) was created. DMG was not created to replace existing IDPA matches. It is simply another format that clubs can use in addition to their regular IDPA matches. IDPA DMG is a stand alone match format that could be run after regular club matches or on different weekends for an extra challenge and fun. It is designed to be adaptable to the club's capabilities and you can incorporate any combination of pistols, shotguns and rifles.
There are 4 divisions for DMG. There is an iron sight and optic sight division for major caliber rifles and there are iron sight and optic sight divisions for pistol caliber carbines only. We feel that the pistol caliber divisions will bring out a whole new level of challenge and fun to an already exciting format.
Should be Fun!

Quote of The Day - Dangerous Citizens

From "Another Gun Blog"

Quote of The Day - Dangerous Citizens

It is sobering to reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.

- Charles Austin Beard

Best Gunfight Video Ever!

This video is more realistic than most Hollywood filmed gunfights.

Cardboard Gunfight

Sunday, July 4, 2010


"Freedom bestows on us the priceless gift of opportunity - if we neglect our opportunities we shall certainly lose our freedom." Dwight David Eisenhower
Happy 4th of July

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Armed versus Unarmed

Every violent encounter has two things in common. A police car and ambulance will show up, and someone will be transported in one of them.

Being Armed means you get to influence if who gets a ride. Being unarmed, someone else makes that decision.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Possible First living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War

h/t to Bring the Heat

A lot has been said about the lack of living Medal of Honor recipeints in the War on Terror. There has been speculation on the DoD and others setting the bar to high. But hopefully this is not the first or the last award of our nations highest honor, for actions during the War on Terror.

SSG Sal Giunta, a paratrooper w/ the 173rd Airborne, is likely to be the first living Medal of Honor recipient since the Vietnam War. He earned this by charging a group of Taliban who were trying to make off with a wounded comrade in the Korengal Valley of Afghanistan. His actions broke the Taliban’s attack and allowed him to regain control of SGT Josh Brennan.
SSG Giunta was a member of Battle Company and the exploits of some of his compatriots in that unit are vividly chronicled in Sebastian Junger’s book “War” and the documentary “Restrepo” (in theaters now) he made with Tim Hetherington.
It has been far too long since we have awarded the Medal of Honor to someone who survived, and SSG Giunta is a wonderful addition to the ranks of those who have earned our country’s highest honor. There are a number of others under consideration for this decoration and hopefully this is a sign that more of these brave warriors will be recognized. We have heard this was approved by the White House and they are only waiting to set a date for the ceremony.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bring your Gun to Work.

h/t to Alphecca


If you're a town employee in Nottingham, you can now bring your gun to work.
Town selectmen voted on the new policy last week, but it's still the subject of intense debate.
No other town in Rockingham County allows employees to carry guns at work, but Nottingham town leaders said it's a matter of constitutional rights.
"You don't want the employees to feel like second-class citizens," said Town Manager Charles Brown. "All regular citizens can do that, if permitted, so why shouldn't an employee be able to do that?"

Not knowing his other politics, I would probably vote for Mr. Brown in any election. Any politician who admits to there being a "Second Class" of citizens, probably understands what personal freedom means.

Best Hippy Quote Ever!!

Tam posted a description of some hippies going down to the California shore and holding hands to make a statement on the offshore oil drilling. The "Hands Across the Sand" group is an anti-offshore drilling group.

Anyway, the post contains one of the greatest explanations of the entire environmental hippy movement.

In sum total, what you people did was drive someplace where there wasn't a problem, complain about something you don't fully understand, get in the way of people who may actually be performing a function, and then do nothing, en masse, except hope that someone else notices your little snit and makes it all better.

My god, if there's a more perfect metaphor for the modern progressive movement, I've never seen it.
I love it.

WOOT!!! for Gunnies

Just found this site. If you are familiar with WOOT, this site is similar but with items for the gun lover in all of us. For those not familiar with the WOOT website and concept, then go over and check it out. The site posts a daily deal on some sort of kit, usually with some sort of pretty good discount.