Five Reasons the SIG MPX is Better Than the H&K MP5

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Premier Gun Show at Mesquite Rodeo This Weekend

This weekend we will be at the Premier Gun Show at the Conference Center next door to the Mesquite Rodeo.

As I said earlier this week there are those who eagerly exploit tragedies like the one in Las Vegas last weekend to chip away at our Second Amendment Rights.  I don’t much like the oligarchs who use their money in a way that is straight out of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. For all the accusations regarding the power of the NRA, the NRA is still far closer to being an actual grassroots organization than Gun Control Inc with the millions spent by Bloomberg.

As for Gun Shows which are constantly being demonized:  There are rules which vendors must follow, rules which may vary from state to state regarding the sale of personal firearms.  But often what happens at shows involves people trading one gun for another.

Many of us are disable or senior citizens and these shows allow us to have our own small businesses and avoid having to work in big box stores.

We are predominantly knife sellers.

We are toward the back off to the right as you enter the venue.

Admission  is $8, Kids 11 and under are FREE and parking is FREE.Tell the cashier “HOUSTON STRONG” for a dollar off admission!

Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

Hope to see all our friends who regularly stop by.

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Dispatches from gun country: This Venezuelan immigrant loves the 2nd Amendment

Gabriela “Gabby” Franco, firearms instructor, USPSA competitor and NRA News Commentator as well as Top Shot competitor.

From Guns.com


Gabriela Franco immigrated from Venezuela to the United States fifteen years ago. She fell in love with the many rights and freedoms in America, but especially the Second Amendment. Back in her native country, firearms were a luxury afforded by only a select few.

In 2002, I immigrated to the United States from Venezuela, one of the most dangerous countries in the world today. Before leaving, the Venezuelan government took away our guns. We were told that we would be safer without them.

Of course, the politicians, the rich and famous, their bodyguards and criminals kept their guns. Everyone else lived in fear. Mothers and fathers were powerless to protect their families.

The Colectivos, the community groups supposedly interested in keeping law and order in Venezuela, had all of the guns they wanted. And yet, ninety percent of murders remained unsolved.

The biggest mistake Venezuelans made was believing that this could never happen.

Today, little has changed. If anything, the situation in Venezuela is even worse. They would do anything for the Second Amendment – for the freedom that we enjoy as Americans.

Never, ever take it for granted.

Read more perspectives on America’s gun culture in Ben Philippi’s book “We The People.”

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Fun Friday: How Generation X Already Changed the Gun Industry (Not That You Noticed)

From NRA Family:

Did you know that there’s a whole generation of people who were born between 1965 and 1980? (Surprise!) We’re called Generation X, and we’re used to being ignored. When we were growing up, all we ever heard about were the Baby Boomers; now that we’re adults, all we ever hear about are the Millennials. We feel like Jan Brady sometimes: “Millennials, Millennials, Millennials!” (Allow me to Generation-Xplain this reference to our Millennial readers: There used to be a TV show called The Brady Bunch, which aired on one of the three or four channels we had, that featured a middle sister who was eternally envious of her older sister’s success.) Unlike the other famous generations of the 20th and 21st centuries, we didn’t even get a name of our own until a writer named Douglas Coupland published a novel entitled Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture in 1991…and even then, all we were (or are, come to think of it) known for is a certain brand of passive-aggressive cynicism, set to a grungy, garage-band soundtrack. We were never the focus of thousands of breathless Internet articles about what industries we were or were not destroying; in part, that’s because the Internet was in its infancy at the time, and in part because mostly nobody but us notices we’re even here. Thing is, while everyone was busy paying attention to some other generation, we already changed the gun industry. You’re welcome.

You Know You’re Right
Most of us were in our early adulthood in 1994, when the Federal “Assault Weapon Ban” was signed into law. At the time, there were very few non-mainstream sources of news, and the mainstream media loved this law. Problem was, the law had absolutely no effect whatsoever on crime; its only achievement was to infringe on our Second Amendment rights until it sunsetted 10 years later. (Of course, had anybody asked Generation X, we could have told them that. But they didn’t. Typical.) That said, whether or not we already knew laws of this type would have zero positive effects or whether we had to learn it the hard way, we never forgot that lesson. As we became eligible to vote and run for office, we set about ensuring that particular mistake wouldn’t be repeated. You’re welcome.

In Bloom
Generation X didn’t invent the concept of tattoos, piercings or dyeing one’s hair eye-watering colors only found on poisonous Amazonian frogs…but we did make it mainstream. We were the first generation to look at ourselves in the mirror and think, This would be better with iridium. We then took that concept and translated it to our guns. Let’s paint a flaming heart on this rifle; let’s festoon it with accessories. As Coupland summarized in Generation X, We Are Not a Target Market, so if we want something to be different and unique to us—and we do—we’re ready to do it ourselves. These days, particularly with those modern sporting rifles we mentioned in the paragraph above, those customization options are much easier and cheaper for the consumer. That’s because, eventually, the industry noticed that people enjoy being able to customize things…although that might have had something to do with Generation Xers finally getting into the industry themselves. (After a minimum of a decade working McJobs elsewhere, natch.) You’re welcome.

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It’s already too late for gun control to work

From The Dallas Morning News:

John R. Lott, Contributor
Republished  Oct. 2, 2017

It seems obvious: Restrict gun access, and people will be safer. But theory and practice don’t always match. Too often, gun bans or background checks don’t stop criminals and instead disarm law-abiding citizens, particularly poor minorities. This only makes life easier for criminals.

There are already 300 million guns in circulation, and more than 12 million enter the market each year. With 3-D metal printers, more people will be able to make weapons that are indistinguishable from those purchased in stores. It would be almost impossible to remove those weapons from circulation. Getting rid of these weapons would require a door-to-door campaign by law enforcement officials, and even that would be of only limited effectiveness.

It’s also not clear that it would help. When countries like England, Wales, Ireland and Jamaica banned guns and handguns, they saw a subsequent increase in murder rates. Even these island nations, which have relatively easily monitored and defendable borders, have faced fivefold or sixfold increases in murder rates after guns were banned. Some of the biggest spikes in murder rates corresponded with increases in drug gang violence.

Some think that background checks are the answer. Indeed, after each mass public shooting, President Barack Obama calls for background checks on the selling of guns through private transfers. But these new rules wouldn’t have stopped the attackers. Since at least 2000, all of America’s mass shooters obtained guns without going through private transfers. Some of the attacks occurred in states that already have these background check laws.

As I show in my book The War on Guns, there is no evidence that expanded background checks reduce rates of violent crime including mass public shootings, suicide, murder of police officers or domestic violence against women. (Gun-control groups contest this claim, but they compare states with and without background checks, not states before and after background checks are imposed.)

Meanwhile, other law-abiding citizens are left in a lurch. We see that with the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Its proponents boast that the system has stopped 2.4 million “prohibited purchases.” But in 96 percent of these cases, the ban was dropped after the first two stages of review.

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Tom Brokaw And Reasonable Talk On Gun Control

From Bearing Arms:

by Tom Knighton
October 3, 2017

Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw had a harsh criticism for gun owners yesterday. In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, the venerable newsreader blamed gun owners for refusing to discuss gun control in any way, shape, or form. It seems we’re all just too unreasonable to sit down and let our gun-grabbing betters tell us what to do.

NBC’s Tom Brokaw stated Monday that gun owners get too “emotional” to talk to those who are on more “reasonable ground.”

Browkaw said, “It’s amazing what you can buy, at a gun show or illegally from other people.”

He continued, “We can’t have that conversation because it immediately becomes so emotional between the gun owners of the america[sic], who are protected by the NRA, and other people saying there ought to be a more reasonable ground. I’m a gun owner. I don’t have one of the AR-15s. I don’t need them. But almost all my friends out there have that kind of weapon.”

Wow. Just…wow.

Well, it’s good to know what we have someone like Tom Brokaw telling us all about “reasonable ground” on this issue. After all, it’s kind of confusing right now, what with all the progressives who are blaming the NRA for this shooting despite the fact that no one knew anything about just what the shooter had, where he got it, or anything.

Oh, maybe Brokaw meant we should be open to reasonable discourse like these folks?

Soon as I heard it was country music, I felt relief. White people shooting white people isn’t terror…it’s community outreach. #LasVegas

— Greg Morelli (@yesgregyes) October 2, 2017

Or how about this now protected tweet where one tolerant liberal said she wanted every Trump supporter dead?

Is that the brand of “reasonable ground” we’re supposed to meet people on?

The fact of the matter is that gun owners spent decades meeting gun control advocates on supposedly reasonable ground, despite the plain text of the Second Amendment saying “the people’s right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” We continued to meet on that ground because compromise was good.

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Las Vegas Shooting

Yesterday I awoke to the news of the Las Vegas mass shooting.

Yes it sucks big time and there are no easy answers. I had a “gun owning” anti-gun friend ask me “How could some one do something like that?”

My inner snark took over.  “Secure elevated shooting position, wide field of fire and target rich environment.”

WTF did they want me to say? Did they want me to suddenly renounce gun ownership and the right to self defense?  Did they want Tina and me to give up our small survival business we have spent the last 5 years building?

The gun banners love these events, wait for them, look forward to them, for the opportunity they present to further their agenda of banning all private firearms ownership.

For all their demonizing of the NRA and the unlimited funds they imagine the NRA to have to push the “pro-gun” agenda they rarely mention the many millions their favorite billionaire oligarch Bloomberg is pouring into promoting the “gun control’ agenda or how the ultimate aim is to ban firearms ownership and repeal the Second Amendment.

If only? If? If? If?

Maybe the problem is societal? Isn’t that one answer people give when speaking about crime rates?  Maybe he was on some substance that caused him to go insane?  Maybe it is just something that has always happened and the large number of people coupled with today’s technology just makes us aware of these sorts of incidents.

I know things like genocide are not new and that one can find examples scattered through out history.  But we’ve become more efficient at so many things and people learn about them the second they log on to the internet instead of having to read about them in the newspapers or even on the evening news.

The two way communication we have with the internet makes it easy to form lynch mobs in the wake of these events and to rush into stupid decisions based on popular opinion.

Mean while life goes on and we will be at the Premier Show at Mesquite Rodeo Conference Center this coming weekend.

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