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July 10, 2012

From Fox News:

Pro-gun group uses Chicago firearms buyback program to fund shooting camp for kids

A pro-gun group claims it flipped the script on Chicago’s firearms buyback program by selling old, broken rifles to the city and then using the money to buy guns and ammo for an NRA-sponsored shooting camp for kids.

“Guns Save Life,” based in Champaign, Ill., recently sold 60 firearms to the Chicago Police Department — 10 of which were manufactured before 1898 — in exchange for $6,240 in gift cards, according to group president John Boch. The sale also included five BB guns and a rickety pump-action shotgun that was held together by duct tape and zip ties, he said.

“They recognized it for the junk it was,” Boch said of the sale. “At one of the locations, one of the detectives was very tenacious … And hit the guys with a flurry of questions like ‘Where the hell did you get these, from a graveyard?’ ” But the department carried out the transaction anyway, and the organization used the proceeds to fund the youth shooting camp.

Boch said the money earned is being used to buy rifles and ammunition for an annual summer camp held at Darnall Gun Works & Ranges in Bloomington, Ill. “The real delicious irony here is that the city of Chicago is paying for rifles that we’re giving away to young people as part of this camp,” Boch told

“The program was intended to get unwanted and unused guns off the street to make the community safer. We provided them unused and unwanted guns.” Unwanted, because “they just didn’t work.”

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It’s a day for celebration!

January 4, 2011

Why you ask?

Today the 112th Congress will be seated.

This will be the first Congress my lifetime – hell in a generation – (64 years – JFK’s  first term as a Representative from Massachusetts) that not a single member of the Kennedy (ptoooie!) family will be seated.  Not one.  Gone. Buh-bye.

Break out the Dewars and Padrons!!!


Merry Christmas…

December 24, 2010

To all of the people wearing the uniform of this country – in places other than their home towns tonight…I know what it is like.  I, along with my brother and many of my friends, spent more than one Christmas far away from home under less than “ideal” conditions.

It’s funny,  but back then I never really thought about it as a “sacrifice,” rather – a part of the job I had signed up for and was proud to do.

Now that I am older and have a family of my own I understand that it is a sacrifice for them and their families.

So say a prayer tonight for our service men and women, standing guard and making sure we can celebrate this joyous occasion in PEACE.

That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end.
–Lise Hand

Get Some…

November 4, 2010

From reader and Marine Corps buddy Steve C:

Marines show UFC fighters what real warriors are

A lot of people look at UFC fighters — and athletes in general — as warriors. Think of the NFL alone. How many ads do you see that show football players, or hockey players, or UFC fighters, as warriors preparing to go to battle? Of course, while these men are obviously incredibly impressive athletes, they aren’t warriors.

On January 8th of this year, UFC fighters Gabriel Gonzaga, Marcus Davis, Rashad Evans, Forrest Griffin, former Marine Brian Stann, and UFC founder Dana White spent the day learning what being a real warrior is all about. They visited Marines at MCB Quantico, and it was clearly a humbling experience for them.



Let’s start the day with some John Hiatt…

October 3, 2010

Not to mention beer…

September 9, 2010

How good was this past weekend?

September 7, 2010

Let’s just say it involved (In no particular order):

  • Perfect weather
  • Cold Beer
  • Good Bourbon
  • Excellent Cigars
  • Fun bars
  • Live Football
  • Shooting Guns
  • No Timetables
  • Marine Corps Buddies
  • My Birthday
  • Ice Cream Cake
  • A cookout or two
  • An extra day off work

John Lee Hooker & Van Morrison – Gloria

September 2, 2010



August 21, 2010

TP over is right

BB Guns…fun for everybody

August 13, 2010

Heh.  We’ve been doing this in my house for years.

Mom is almost as good as dad and me.

A shooting range in the house.