In the state of Pennsylvania we have a legal concept referred to as, “Your house is your castle”. This means that if someone were to invade your castle you have every right in the world to dispatch that invader, forthwith and with extreme prejudice.
The above photo shows you my Mossberg 500 Defender in 12 gauge(bore) loaded with 7 rounds of 9 pellet 00-buck shot. There is also a Colt model 1911 loaded with 230 grain .45 ACP ‘Hardballs’. The last and smallest one is a Seacamp LWS32. This is a hand made .32ACP caliber pistol with no sights whatsoever. For a reason. This little pocket pistol is referred to as a belly gun. It will go through you like a brick through a plate glass window (name that movie).
Now something tells me that the majority of my readers (all four of you) are not the type of person that may attempt to enter another’s house uninvited but unfortunately we live in a world where some folks do that kinda’ stuff.
Were one to break into someone’s house to rob them would you pick someone who is nationally ranked as rifle shooter?
Would you choose someone who owns but one rifle?
There is an old saying, “Beware the man that owns but one rifle. He most likely knows how to use it.” Five points to anyone who can tell me who first said that.
I know a lot of my international readers are, right now, saying, Eeek or Ewww or something similarly expected from a subject as opposed to a citizen!
I went out today and shot a few rounds of Trap. Boy, that’s fun. Boy I suck at it. I really enjoy shooting Trap even though I suck at it. I can not seem to break the 21/25. I was taught to shoot trap by one of the best Trap shooters ever in this country. Bernie Caron took me out to the Trap house a few times when I worked with him at AMP inc. and taught me that I didn’t need a $4000.00 Kreighoff gun but instead I needed good eye and hand coordination. Bernie was one of the most hyper-intelligent and one of the nicest people I have ever met. That mug had an arm load of patents to his name. Oh, yea’ he was also one of the top Trap shooters in the country. Just before he died Bernie was ranked second in the country in 250cc trials motorcycle riding too!!! Bernie was in his 70’s!!!
Bernie was cool. I wish I had ten more years to hang out with him.
But I digress…again.
Just because we have the RIGHT to defend ourselves doesn’t mean we are all walking around pointing guns at each other. I know you think we are.
I know full well that in some countries when some one attempts to defend their property they go to jail and the robber guy goes off to rob some more folks.
I’m sorry but that shit ain’t right!
During the 90’s when our Gov’t was hijacked by the Clintonistas they tried to prosecute folks for defending themselves. Thank God for our Constitution and fair minded judges.
Oh and by the way the next time someone tells you they’re going to go rob someone; please make sure the person they are robbing doesn’t have a list of awards like this.
Master, Service Rifle
Expert, Long Range
NRA Certified Range Safety Officer
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
4th Place, VA State Championship
1st Place, Quantico Regional
1st Place Navy Cup- Service Rifle, Camp Perry
4th Place Nevada Trophy- Service Rifle, Camp Perry
Rumbold Team- 2nd Place, Local Club, Sharpshooter Class, Camp Perry
Vandenburg Cup- Bronze Medal, Service Rifle, Camp Perry
Appreciation Cup- Bronze Medal, Service Rifle, Camp Perry
Coast Artillery Trophy- Bronze Medal, Service Rifle, Camp Perry
Air Force Cup- Bronze Medal, Service Rifle, Camp Perry
Members Trophy- Bronze Medal, Service Rifle, Camp Perry
Scott Trophy- Bronze Medal, Service Rifle, Camp Perry
Rumbold Team- 2nd Place, Local Club, Expert Class, Camp Perry
Expert Class 1st Place – Mid Atlantic Regional
Colonel Jeff Cooper once said…
A shotgun over the door to deter them.
A pistol to defend yourself.
and a rifle to reach out and touch someone.
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