Thursday, December 20, 2012

Coming back and Ready for 2013

Resurrection of a dead Blog...
The American Flag stands for an ideal, not for the people of the land that it flies over. I believe in the American ideal, and I love this Country, and I would give everything I own for its success. 51% of the people that inhabit this Country may not agree with that, but I don't need them to. If I only had a 1% chance to save the American ideal, I would fight for it - because a chance is a chance.
    Tonight as i sit here in a quite house i thought of this thread, the emotions and thoughts that went into each post. My house is quiet because the children and Mrs.TCB are asleep. Safe and secure by the blessings of liberty, and no shortage of good fortune. As i sit here i can see the lit up tree adorned with ornaments and gifts, our copy of the Declaration of Independence and off in the distant shadows the dream that was America. Since Friday and i first heard the news of the terrible tragedy in CT i have wept. For the families and the tiny lives so full of hope that are gone. Sometimes for a specific person or story, other times for no reason at all. Most of all now, for my country and her people with the turmoil ahead. For on Friday 12/14 our nation rotated even further than i could imagine. People on all sides of the paradigm dug in, "for hell or high water" to advance their cause.
     I am reminded of Col. Cooper “The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... " and prevail we must. Starting today I am looking at the entire structure and "influence" I may have as a father, husband, friend and entrepreneur. I am personally making a change, a change to try and influence others to stand up, take charge and effect positive change in the world. Words are important to me and over the past year I have struggled to put a name on that feeling...for whatever reason I chose not to notice it already had one. (Several actually) Loyalty, honesty and bravery were the basis for Bushido hundreds of years that word could be "Sheepdog." This past year i have made a huge gain on the path to those virtues, (in no small part thanks to this board and several of its members) but my journey is far from over.
     To those of you that agree with me I ask 2 things:
1) Improve yourself,  only though personal growth can you help others.
2) Stay positive and on track. The country may never get to your ideal, but maybe that is the point.
"Give us clear vision, that we may know where to stand and what to stand for - because unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything."
~ Peter Marshall, US Senate Chaplain 1947
Tonight will be a change for me and my focus, and i hope several others join me for the ride.
Original post HERE

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stolen Guns BOLO

One of our fellow AZ dealers was robbed today. This is a friends shop, and this is/was his ENTIRE inventory after being open less than 3 weeks. Please spread the word! If you come across any of the following firearms please notify the Pinal County Sheriff or ATF Phoenix Field Office.
CAI DRACO SBR 1971 DG-3180
SIG P220 G276302
COBRAY PM-12 12-0014124
SIG P250 EAK032517
SIG P250 EAK048267
SPRINGFIELD 1903 3273177
SIG P220 G248135
H&K USP40 22-54874
RUGER 10-22 357-31213
RAIKAL MP220 1112483B

**Edit- removes recovered firearms (LEO Possession now) 08/07/2012

Thursday, June 16, 2011

BATFE Oversight Hearing

Mike over and Sipsey Street and David at WOG have covered the lead up and hearings themselves brilliantly. One item that was missed in coverage was the Terry families opening statement. In it was a reading of a poem Brian Terry wrote to describe himself and his mindset.

“If Today Is to Be the Day…So Be It”.

If you seek to do battle with me this day, you will receive the best that I am capable of giving.
It may not be enough, but it will be everything that I have to give and it will be impressive for I have constantly prepared myself for this day.
I have trained, drilled and rehearsed my actions so that I might have the best chance of defeating you.
I have kept myself in peak physical condition, schooled myself in the martial skills and have become proficient in the applications of combat tactics.
You may defeat me, but I’m willing to die if necessary. I do not fear death for I have been close enough to it on enough occasions that it no longer concerns me.
But, I do fear the loss of my honor and would rather die fighting than to have it said that I was without courage.
So I will fight you, no matter how insurmountable it may seem, to the death if need be, in order that it may never be said of me that I was not a warrior.

I read as much as most and more than many, rarely has the written word affected me so much. As the statement was read I was not so much angry, or even sad, but yet I cried. I tear now again writing this. This man, is America and everything that makes us a nation exceptional. I am sorry I never got to know him, I know I will never forget him.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Busy, Busy...Please Read

Sorry all have been busy. As noted earlier my primary employment was terminated. My gun shop is small but moving foward AND I am in the process of starting yet another fledgeling company. Yet I am still dedicated to my country and our struggle on the S/W border. Please follow the link below for the "public face" of our little mission in the desert.

There are multiple posters on the lines in the desert site and this will still be the main me, but we are expanding. This is "me" and all of my commentary, that is the "us" and our mission and relative news. Give us a look and a prayer. Thank you for all of your moral and citizens salvation support.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why I Love the Gun Business

Just under 3 years ago I opened a small gun shop out of my house. I am "new" as compared to many, have been an active shooter less than a decade and a "dealer" for less than 3 years. Every transaction and every choice a customer makes comes with a lesson. Some for me some for them, but it is a constantly evolving and learning process. I carry and use, primarily current issue and styled arms of the US military. I have had generous customers share with me knowledge on WW1 Russian arms, turn of the century cowboy arms, and even some of the latest R/D from DOD (Department of Defense) bids and prototype weapons. While my business runs at a financial deficit now, the spiritual and enjoyment pay is beyond value. Thank you gunnies for being a diverse and sharing group, I am honored to deal with you every day.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Reporting from the "depression"

"Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours." Ronald Reagan

The above is a fact in my humble opinion, solidified last Wednesday. Such is life. Not that writing has been expansive lately, but it will be dried up until I can generate some income soon. Carry on and continue your training boys and girls it will get uglier before it gets better.

PS- Keep up to the dailies on Sipsey Street, Liberty Sphere, WRS, and Uncle...Links on the right side bar for each. A storm is brewing, most likely NOT natural as Japan saw last week, but could be just as devastating.