Friday, October 28, 2016

The pancake holster

Inside the waistband (IWB) holsters seem to be the in thing these days, with many carrying on or behind the hip. The appendix inside the waistband (AIWB), or appendix carry for short, has gained a lot of popularity, too. [I must admit that appendix carry, which places the barrel in close proximity to certain delicate anatomical parts, makes me a wee  bit nervous.]

I have used an IWB at times,

Monday, October 24, 2016

Parks lawsuit against City of Knoxville gains standing*

Why would the Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) support a lawsuit against the City of Knoxville over the weapons ban at Chilhowee Park? Why go to all the trouble and expense?

Why stir up this trouble, when all the City is asking citizens to do is refrain from carrying weapons into Chilhowee Park at any time, including during the Fair?
A park is not a park you see,
If its name begins with Chilhowee!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Another look at George Zimmerman's trial*

Yesterday, George Zimmerman's attacker was sentenced to 20 years, according to the Orlando Sentinel. This brings back memories of Zimmerman's killing of Trayvon Martin, and Zimmerman's subsequent trial.

I did not follow Zimmerman's trial day-by-day. But, I remember hearing the testimony of the female medical first-responder who arrived on the scene shortly after the police. She described the injuries to Zimmerman's nose and head, and I said to myself that Zimmerman was innocent.

As stated, I did not follow the trial closely, and my opinion is just that, but Massad Ayoob followed the trial closely and compiled a series of reports at his Backwoods Home Magazine blog. If you are not acquainted with Ayoob, check his Biography HERE. He is a sought out trainer, expert witness, and speaker.

UPDATE: The twenty links to Ayoob's trial reports listed below have changed. You can access the first one HERE. Each report has a link to the following and previous report.

The following is a compilation of his Zimmerman trial reports.
1. The verdict
2. The "unarmed teen"
3. Who started it
4. The Stand your ground element
5. The gun stuff
6. "What if" vs "what is"
7. Why the jury didn't learn about Trayvon Martin
8. The quantity of injury argument
9. The propaganda factor
10. The semantics
11. Rating the lawyers (defense)
12. Rating the lawyers (prosecution)
13. Angela Corey
14. The judge
15. Talk at the scene, talk on the stand
16. The impact on the black community
17. The cops
18. Aftershocks
19. Lessons
20. ... And into the future
The facts are in. The jury decided correctly. It is up to you whether you will accept the clear facts, or stand on illogical emotion. Standing on emotion means you help perpetuate the race problem. Yes, it is sad that Martin was killed in this incident, but the facts show that he attacked Zimmerman, and Zimmerman had every right to defend himself against this unlawful, felonious aggression.

*Author's note: I originally published this when I wrote for Examiner, which is now out of

Friday, October 14, 2016

Two choices

You may not like it, but you only have TWO realistic choices in this 2016 presidential election.

On the Left, you have Hillary Clinton.
Towards the Right, you have Donald Trump.

There are other contenders, but unless you've been smoking wacky weed, you know that they are not going to win.

Read the rest of this over at Good Hill Press.