Sunday, October 21, 2007

Paranoia runs Deep

Its a current common theme. A young student gets in trouble for writing about, speaking about or even creating a drawing with a gun.

The fear of violence in schools is real and is justified, but it's gone to far, when children can't play with toy guns, can't freely discuss their or their parent's hobbies, and parents have to worry about little Johnny telling his friends how he and daddy had fun and the local range.

This political correctness movement is stopping our children from expressing their feelings, thoughts, interests in firearms. This is counter-productive, leading to an unwarranted fear of everything that goes "bang", and demonizes millions of Americans who own, use and love firearms.

So what is the answer?

Parents, educators, gun owners, and all those interested in a balanced approach to school violence must make sure that educators don't confuse an affinity to firearms, hunting, target shooting as a logical precursor to violence.

Given, educators liberal bent, this balance will be hard to secure. But vigilance to deter violence should not become an excuse to restrict free speech or expression - where the mere picture of a gun evokes paranoia and a repressive response.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Ladies First

More females are taking up the shooting sports, and this is good. What better way to protect our right to keep and bear arms than to promote their use by women. That is the trend in many areas of the country including Arizona.

So, next time you go to the range, that a Lady.

Friday, October 12, 2007

CZ 82 A Pleasant Surprise

Just picked up a couple of CZ 82s to sell on line....but after shooting one....I now know I have to keep one....or buy some more.

These are all steel, high quality double action, single action autos in 9x18 Makarov. They are made in the Czech Republic between 1982 - to around 2002 and may still be the official military side arm of that country.

They hold 12 rounds, the trigger is very acceptable in single action and double action. It has an ambidextrous safety and is compact in size. A good choice for general self protection or even concealed carry. It comes with a holster, two magazines, a lanyard, a cleaning rod....and is in excellent condition.

It has a chrome lined barrel with polygonal rifling.

Took it to the range and here is how it shot at 25 yards from a standing two hand hold.
More accurate than my East German Makarov and very pleasant to shoot.

If you are interested you may be able to find one in your area or on