May 9, 2008
A Florida City Commission on Aug. 18 shot down a resolution urging all heads of households to own a firearm. Belleview City Commissioners voted 4-1 against drafting the resolution in the city’s official format. Mayor Tammy Moore was the only member voting in favor of the resolution.
Moore emphasized that the resolution was not a mandate, but simply an encouragement. "I am in favor of people having guns and protecting themselves," she said. "I am a hundred percent in favor of this ordinance." [ Read Full Post ]
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Brood survey results from New Hampshire are in.
Ted Walski, the longtime Turkey Project Leader for the N.H. Fish & Game Dept., reports that some turkey breeding behavior was noted as early as mid March in this northern region of the country. This made for some early brood sightings. [ Read Full Post ]
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In the late summer months, it’s not unusual when motoring along the banks of Lake Erie in northern Ohio to have some pretty substantial flying objects go splat! on your windshield: like junebugs, dragonflies and the occasional hard-hitting bumblebee.
An 8-pound fish, though? Well, that’s somewhat unusual.
Messy, too. [ Read Full Post ]
While there is some debate about the propriety of showing up at presidential appearances with an weapon over your shoulder, there can be no doubt that much of the media responded to these incidents by making assumptions that did not apply. In MSNBC's case, when the facts didn't their assumptions, they merely "cropped" the facts out,
As APcheck.blogspot.com noted with succienct aplomb: [ Read Full Post ]
Two legally-armed men show up at "town hall meetings" in New Hampshire and Arizona on healthcare reform attended by President Barack Obama and unleash a firestorm of debate nationwide. While most of the ranting from the liberal media was expected, what may be surprising to some is there is also a backlash from Second Amendment supporters, gun-owners, and 'Average Joes.'
What follows is just a sample cross-section of articles, columns, blogs, and letters to editors that, essentially, ask they same question: Did these displays hurt the Second Amendment cause? [ Read Full Post ]
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This entry doesn’t have a lot to do with big bucks, but it does have a lot to do with a common occurrence in deer country: animal collisions. What’s interesting about this collision is that it took place at nearly 200 mph with a NASCAR race car. The accompany photos attest to the speed of the car and lack thereof for one unlucky coyote. [ Read Full Post ]
Guns Rights Examiner David Codrea in his Aug. 4 column on examiner.com that Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) efforts in Tennessee and Montana has promped the ATF to, essentially, say, "We''l follow our own rules."
"Because the Acts (passed in Tennessee and Montana) conflict with federal firearms laws and regulations, federal law supersedes the Acta, and all provisions of the Gun Control Act and the National Firearms Act, and their corresponding regulations, continue to apply.” [ Read Full Post ]
Manuel Roig-Franzia'a Aug. 5 article in the Washington Post does a good job of inadvertently warning all Americans that, sometimes, fascists wear disarming smiles as they pave the road to hell with their good intentions:
"They've got 4 million followers. He's got 16 billion simoleons. This could get verrrrry interesting," Roig-Franzia writes. "This being the stare-down between the National Rifle Association and Michael Bloomberg. Behemoth vs. behemoth. [ Read Full Post ]
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“I made it in the hospital through the bleakest, worst times of my entire life. I was in there for 90 days. I made through 80 of them before they broke me! I just couldn’t do it anymore,” says Tred.
According to Tred’s wife Anni, the last high dose of chemotherapy destroyed his kidneys and some liver function. He suffered major depression. Anni and Tred finally decided it was more important to get his head turned around than anything. So Tred—at long last—returned home. Since then, things have brightened dramatically. His kidneys look like they’re responding positively. His most recent blood tests show improvement in his Waldenströms. The local Shaw Cancer Center is trying something new – a milder treatment that can be done at home one day a week for several months, then once a month forever.
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I'm headed out the door on for a 5-hour road trip with my toddler son and the two pooches to see family out of state for the next week. It should be an interesting drive.
Whether it's a 5-hour extended trip to a hunt test or a week-long, cross-country journey, the dogs pretty much have a set bag we carry: [ Read Full Post ]
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Scott Basehore of Pennsylvania is a custom turkey call maker whose fine work graces my turkey call collection. It’s a box call you guys would notice, adorned with a hand painted strutter (see photo); one you want to pick up and run some clear-noted yelps on. A two-season turkey hunter, he’s also an avid dog man who runs his turkey-nosed canine on fall flocks where it’s legal (as in PA); a list of states that grows annually. [ Read Full Post ]
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You may have heard or read about the invasive species of Asian carp that has spread northward, up the Mississippi River and into its tributaries in recent years. Not only does the fish grow quickly and grow large, but it has the unusual propensity for leaping high into the air when rousted by the sound of a passing outboard motor. [ Read Full Post ]