‘Round Yonder in These Heah Pahts…

…. we dun kut doun them dern trees and then shuut ahh guns so as to celerybrate!

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Dern trees, always growing in them there forests. Nothing but a nuisance!

 

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11 acres of private land surrounded by 70+ acres of conservation land. Shooters paradise.
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For the record, that is a soda can in both pictures. Alcohol and guns should NOT mix

 

 

 

Yep, that is how I spent last Saturday. Pretty much just watched my bro W.C. Bombfunk use a chainsaw (I was there for safety reasons) and then we went to a house of a friend of his to test out his new to him AR-15 rifle.ย  The baby had just been put down for a nap so we started with our 9mm pistols to give him to time to get fully asleep. Then the 223 ammo came out and the rifle shooting began.ย  I did a couple of rounds at the 75yard range but Bombfunk went for the 100yard’er. Neither of us hit any targets at our range, but with a new gun, that is no surprise.ย  What Magic the Gathering cards are to Bookstooge, guns are to Bombfunk. He was grinning like an monkey.

It is good to have family nearby sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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30 thoughts on “‘Round Yonder in These Heah Pahts…

    1. Mrs B isn’t one either. For the longest time she didn’t even want a gun in the house and I honored that request. About a year or two ago though our condo complex had a string of bad tenants and the cops were here almost every weekend, in multiple vehicles each time. It’s been taken care of but we both realize it could happen again. So while I use the pistol for fun, it is for if the unthinkable happens.

      Doing fun things like this is just a happy side effect ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. Nah, it’s been taken care of. But running away isn’t the solution. That’s how you end up with places like Chicago ๐Ÿ˜ฆ (put some extra “sad” into that sad face too.)

          It’s also why I’m looking into shotguns that are short enough for both of us.

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            1. Someone who has stolen a car, run from the cops and is holed up in an apartment doesn’t need love and understanding. They need Justice and a one way ticket to jail.

              And as a private citizen, it is my responsibility to protect myself and my family from people exactly like that. Guns aren’t going to protect us from an airplane being hijacked. But everyone in New Hampshire knows we have a Constitutional Carry Law (concealed carry doesn’t need a permit) and so people are much less likely to start something “just because”, unless they’re drunk or high. In which case, the protection from a gun will be a very welcome thing.

              sorry to go off like that. This is one subject I can talk about (guns, Justice, responsibility, law enforcement, rehabilitation, ok, not ONE subject, but all very intertwined) for quite some time. And very passionately. It really gets my motor revving ๐Ÿ˜€

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      1. Honestly, this sounds like us EXACTLY. It took me a while to get used to the idea of a gun in the house (you can take the girl out of Canada, but you can’t take the Canadian out of the girl) but I have to say I’ve come around a lot. It’s not even so much I’m worried about crime because we live in a pretty good neighborhood, but what did it were my husband’s stories of Katrina when he was sent out there to help with the emergency and rescue. What he saw there was total chaos and a complete breakdown of anything resembling rule or order. It really hit home how fragile our civilization is, and when shit hits the fan I want to know I will be well equipped to protect myself and my family. So I relented and let him get a couple guns. Of course, they are also locked up and secured at all times, and I even took a gun course to learn how to shoot and store guns safely, and I go to the range every now and then to practice.

        So even though I’m still not that big on guns, I do know how to use them, I know my way around them, and I try to stay informed. I told my husband he might turn me into a gun enthusiast yet – whenever I read books that call magazines “clips” now, I get a twitch in my eye lol.

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        1. Yeah, it usually takes “something” happening, big or little, to get people to change their minds. Usually, like you, when they realize how fragile things are.

          You have no idea how glad I am to hear that you’ve taken gun safety classes. Education about guns should be mandatory, just like they’ve done for sex-ed.

          I laughed pretty hard at that “clip” thing. I read something about that a couple of years ago and it has stuck in my mind ever since. Just like “loosing” vs “firing” with bows and arrows ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Well, I do hope to be interviewing one next month, so….

      And I think I’ve written about guns enough that most people who follow me know I’m 100% pro-gun. Not like it came out of left field for people ๐Ÿ˜€

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  1. What a weekend!
    I’ve never used a chainsaw or a rifle… don’t think i’d be good at either of them, but i’d love to have people (not necessarily my fam) to go on adventures over weekends ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. Chainsaws are dangerous but as long as you’re careful and realize they can cut your leg off lickety-split, and don’t act like a jackass, you’re good ๐Ÿ™‚

      Having a group of friends always opens up possibilities for things to do.

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  2. If I lived in the US I’d certainly own guns and learn how to safely use them, knowing that less pleasant people will have them too. I did win a pistol shooting competition on holiday once when I was 15 and that was fun!

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    1. Sadly, most accidents here in the US happen because people aren’t familiar with guns or alcohol is involved. Both are easily fixed problems. Too bad you can’t fix “stupid” ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hahahahaa, that is a very easy answer for me.
      I’ve actually thought if I could, I’d give every 21 year old a gun that fits their hand size, a box of ammo and mandatory gun training for 3 months.

      Guns for everybody. I follow the author Larry Correia and in the comments of one of his posts some people from a big texas city were comparing gun crime rates for cities above certain populations that had strict gun control and those that didn’t. They were comparing either LA or New York to a comparable sized one in Texas (where they have open carry) and the stats they showed were incredible. Gun Control doesn’t work, period. But that is a post for another day and time ๐Ÿ™‚

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