Monthly Archives: September 2014

GunBlog VarietyCast Episode 4


Episode 4 is up!

Show notes are available HERE.


The GunBlog VarietyCast is now on iTunes

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I’ll be working on something for Android users. I carried an Android device for many years, so I feel your pain.

Pro Rights Progress marches on

Lee County, North Carolina, centered around Sanford, NC, has voted 4-3 to remove all anti-gun/anti-concealed carry laws. This is the first of two required votes.

Lee County Commissioners voted 4-3 to pass a resolution repealing a gun ordinance banning licensed concealed carry holders from bringing concealed weapons into public buildings.

The resolution must pass a second reading, scheduled for Oct. 6, before the ordinance will be repealed.

This is good news. The proposed new resolution will not only allow ordinary citizens to carry concealed in all county buildings, it will permit county employees to carry concealed as well.

There were two department heads that spoke out about it and what’s interesting is how the Department of Social Services – Child Protective Services manager told people about her unsupported fears and projected her opinion on the people who worked for her,

“Having guns in the building either being brought in by clients or brought in by employees increases exponentially the chances of something happening,” Shearer said. “People don’t want to work in a place where such incidents could happen.”

The Director of the County Health Department actually asked his employees.

Terrell Jones, Lee County Health Department director, said allowing concealed carry in public buildings has been on his mind since he first started working here.

He recalled witnessing a fight in the hallway at work and law enforcement was called, but said if someone had pulled out a weapon, many people could have been hurt before law enforcement would have arrived.

“We could have had nine people go down before someone got there,” Jones said.

Jones said he has heard about instances of people already bringing concealed weapons into the health department illegally.

“They’re being carried by non-law abiding citizens,” he said.

Jones said concealed carry permit holders are law abiding citizens who go through background and mental health checks to get these permits so that they are able to protect themselves, protect others and create a deterrent for criminal activity.

“A concealed carry is confusing to [criminals]. They don’t know whether their prey is going to be vulnerable or not,” he said.

Jones said on a poll of the health department, 12 are for repealing the gun ordinance, six were against it and one person was unsure.

Face it, gun grabbers. When 2/3rds of the County Health Department says “The bad people are already bringing guns in, we should be able to carry as well,” you’ve lost.

The next vote will be on October 6th.


Raymond wants to make a leather sap for you!

You all know how I love my handmade leather sap by Raymond.

SapsThe one on the right is my sap, made by Raymond, the one on the left is a commercially available model.

I started carrying a sap in my pocket because before 1 October of last year it was illegal to carry a firearm in a restaurant that serves alcohol. The sap still lives in my car, as a “just in case” weapon. Like Tam says, as a defensive tool it beats harsh language.

Most of Raymond’s saps are more like this

Leather Sap

This one is probably the most basic sap he’s ever made. Most are much prettier.

I haven’t said much about Raymond because he’s been tied up with work, without much time to make leather saps for people. But that’s changed, and he’s opened up orders finally, so you need to rush over and claim your spot in his order queue.


Gunblog Variety Cast Episode 3


Episode 3 is up! Coming soon to iTunes!

Check out the show notes HERE


At the YMCA

There’s lots to do at the YMCA. Apparently getting shot is now one more.

Two people were arrested and a third is being sought after an 18-year-old man was shot in the abdomen at the Kings Mountain YMCA.

And who have they arrested?

Suspect 1

Every YMCA I’ve been inside in the last few years has a “No Guns” sign. How well did that work out for them?

This doesn’t sound like a “spanking”

The headline makes it sound like the guy got arrested for spanking his child. The story tells a different tale.

A Jacksonville man is charged with child abuse after he allegedly spanked a young girl with several objects.

Hariston is accused of spanking a nine-year-old girl multiple times on her buttocks, back and hands with a wooden paddle and a belt. The alleged assault caused severe abrasions to all areas that were struck, according to warrants.

That sounds a lot more serious.


Looks like he may be adding child abuse to his convictions.

Getting an early start on a life sentence

He’s just a misguided youth, right?

A 17-year-old was arrested Thursday on charges that he fired shots at two adults and two children in the front yard of a house on Drew Street earlier this month, police said

Or is it something much more serious?


In many states, a 17 year old criminal wouldn’t be readily identifiable by the public because their criminal records are sealed. We’d just assume that it was the random act of a child, not as the considered choice of an already established criminal.

Is it any wonder that the usual suspects are trying to “reform” the law that allows 16 and 17 year olds to be tried as adults in North Carolina? Don’t be fooled by the “low level crimes.” They don’t want 16 and 17 year olds to be charged as adults for anything.