We spent a few hours today with our buddy Jim at the shooting range in Cisco. I don’t think I have ever been to a shooting range before, so I didn’t know quite what to expect. But seeing that today was a holiday, it was pretty busy. We each shot about 4 clips worth of shots each. I’m pretty happy with my shot at 25yds, especially given that this is my first time, as well as the first time shooting my gun. I am way happy with my P99 A/S though. I especially like the shorter trigger pull after the initial shot—very cool!
Christmas this year was alot like last years’. We didn’t put up any decorations or a tree. In fact, we were one of only two houses on our side of the street that didn’t put up any lights at all, but that’s okay..taking all of that stuff down is never fun anyways. We all did go down to our brother’s for dinner and spent a little bit of time with them. It was nice spending some time together like old times.
Not doing much for the holidays is bitter-sweet. It’s nice not having to deal with everything that comes along with it. But it also makes you long for those times when everything seemed perfect. We’ll see what next year holds I suppose.
I will say though, a 4 day weekend is great. Let’s do it again for New Years!
In response to the recent shootings, it looks like our rights to bear arms are going to be under attack. Worldwide we are being criticized for having the right to own guns. Public education does a poor job of explaining why we created the Constitution we did, and why those rights that we have been guaranteed are so important. So a quick lesson to those anti-Constitution anti-gun people.
We’ve been guaranteed the right to gun ownership because our founders knew, because of the tyranny that they fought from, that as a last resort we would need it should our government grow to the point of being a group of tyrants. For those that are international to want to say we should look at our gun laws, I say look where we would be had our citizens not had guns back in 1776. We would still be under the British Crown, and have never been the greatest experiment of Liberty. Unless you are from the US, and understand why the Revolution was fought, you really don’t know what true Liberty and freedom is all about. Unfortunately our liberties have been eroded over time, by both the Left and the Right. But, the right to bear arms is not in the Constitution so that we will all be free to hunt game and have food. It’s to keep the government in check. If you take guns away, and you take EVERY right that we have away.
It’s so cold in my office right now that I just had to fix a cup of hot chocolate warm up. Perfect!
My first thoughts for the perfect replacement for Senator Jim DeMint was State Senator Tom Davis. He’s a critic of the Federal Reserve and of the establishment—perfect! But now that I get to thinking about it more, maybe the better choice would be for him to hold off until the next election, where he could then challenge Senator Lindsay Graham. Tom Davis being in the US Senate is a win either way, but it would be a blow to the establishment for them to lose Lindsay Graham.
Meetings with Congressman Tom Graves, Congressman Justin Amash, and Congressman Ron Paul.
A few photos from this set
I’m down in Athens tonight because of training today and tomorrow. Day one was good except for a headache, but looking forward to being finished up.
It looks like it’s going to be happening soon! I’m getting the opportunity to meet my hero, the one man that has never swayed in fighting for the cause of liberty, and that just seems unreal! While we’ve not got other plans made yet, we’re going to try to atleast meet a few of the other representatives that believe in liberty as well while we are there.
We managed to pick this up during the lunch hour, and probably wouldn’t have even noticed it had we not been riding the last few weeks without the radio playing. A nice little click sound was all it took to realize that we’d caught something. Luckily we were heading home, and looks like it’s in a patch-able place.
Ask. More often than you’d suspect, the answer you’ll get is, ‘Sure.’ — , My Last Lecture