What I think about on Independence Day

Well, it’s Independence Day 2017. Usually as it’s just the halfway point of the calendar year, I like to take stock of what’s taken place in the 2A community, and in our world as a whole. The Big thing of course is a President who is supposedly has committed himself to fixing this country’s ills. Next was that this President appointed a former Marine General as Secretary of Defense, and a former Navy Seal as Secretary of the Interior who rode to his first day of work on a horse, then repealed that stupid lead ammo ban!


But make no mistake folks, the Anti-rights crowd still wants to keep you from enjoying your firearms, keep you from Hunting if you so desire, keep you from carrying a handgun for personal protection, and keep you from having a firearms for protection in your home, and in your car.

So it’s up to you to be vigilant. It’s up to you to support candidates who will protect our rights, because it doesn’t happen without you.


You need to call your Senators and Congressmen because they are elected to enact laws that WE want enacted, not to “vote their feelings” on laws. Not to live in fancy houses and claim that $174,000 a year is not enough money to live on when were about to hit 20 Trillon in debt.


After Congressman Scalise was shot, another Congressman introduced a bill that would allow any Member of either house if they so desired, to carry a handgun for protection, even in DC. So I Say, “WHAT ABOUT ME” why can’t the “Average American” who has a CCW permit in his home state, have the ability to carry anywhere in the United States? Well that Bill, H.R. 38 sits not in Committee, but in Sub-Committee!!


To say that I’m outraged is putting it mildly. Did we not elect a Pro-Firearm majority House and Senate? I thought we did it so we could fix the country as the President promised. Not for the Liberal whiners to screw it up. Chuck Schumer and his stupid actress/comedy hack cousin Amy can prattle on all they want, but we have control of the country at least until 2020 and we better get off our rear ends or we will give control of our country back to the Socialists!


This is how I get when I don’t get to shoot! I’m recovering from a concussion back at the end of April, where I also broke a bone in my wrist of my shooting hand, so with my 57th Birthday approaching, I’m looking forward to getting down to my indoor range to shoot (Shameless plug approaching) since we’re entering our 21st day of +100 degree temps, and the only climate controlled, six 25 yard pistol lane, 4 100 yard rifle lane Shooting Range (also 50 yard Archery range!) is Copper Star Indoor Shooting range in Camp Verde Arizona. Sometimes I like Indoor ranges like this one because you can almost duplicate a situation like what you might encounter at your house during a home invasion.


Family run, Veteran owned businesses like this are important to ourIndustry, so during the warmer months I like to get there every 10-14 days. The shop reminds me of the shop my Uncle was a part owner of in the 1960’s and 70’s. I hope you get to shoot this summer. Please observe the 4 safety rules. A few weeks ago I got to be a guest panelist on the Polite Society Podcast, with Paul & Susan Lathrop, Rob Morse, Rachel Malone, and others.

Note: we are having issued with last weeks show due to the move to Skype, so you will probably get two shows posted next week.


Firearms Chat Podcast 6/22/17 Womens Roundtable Show!!

A show we were trying to do for 2 years!! our first women roundtable(as Co host Kate K. said “Herding Cats!!)

First Hour and 20 Minutes-Guests: Amanda Suffecool, Cheryl Todd(GunFreedomRadio-SelfDefenseRadioNetwork)Regina Percoraro-Neilson Training& Consulting, Alison Hutton(Firearms Chat),Annrose Fumai-Chachkes(Firearms Chat)

Co-Hosts: Kate K., Greg Hutton(Co-Producer) Lead Host/Producer Dr. Bill Chachkes

our longest show ever! (with the exception of our 150th a few months back! 2:34….

Fireamrs Chat Podcast 6/15/17

Back to our normal night, One of our Co-Hosts, Neilsen Training’s John Stankewicz is back and we have fellow Oath Keeper Jim Arroyo, The Arizona Oath Keepers State VP and my County Coordinator for Yavapai County Arizona, who is also a former Army Ranger Medic, keeping us up to date on what is really going on with the “Resist” movement, how WE here in Arizona are preparing for “Various Possible” incidents of disruption in the US….

We are back to our Thursday Night Schedule and we try and go a little shorter…..

Keep the E-mails’ coming to Firearmschat@gmail.com! soon to have a voicemail line!!!

Firearms Chat Podcast 5/18/17-Kate Kruger!

We were Joined by the third of our Rotating Co Hosts, Veteran Gun Industry Writer, Former Gunshop owner, and former Gun Radio show host, Kate Kruger! We spent the nearly 2 hrs talking about many Industry trends, including(since she’s a shotgunning expert!) the new for 2017 shotguns! We also talked about the S&W Shield….

Note: due to heavy Thunderstorms, Greg had some trouble with his connection for the first half of the show….

114 minutes

Bob Owens, A Sad Good Bye

Eds. Note- it  took me 2 weeks to write this because the words were hard to find…

Photo: Twitter

How can you say Goodbye to a Man who took a website that almost no one in our industry knew existed to one of our industry’s leading news outlets? Add to that the fact that he did it by himself! On Monday May 8th Bob took his life. The pain he must have been dealing with, I can only imagine. I had only met Bob once, at a recent SHOT show past. Most people who know me know that I’m a Disabled Vet, and that I use a scooter to get around the show floor. As I was getting out of the Scooter’s seat, Bob was at the next table in the Media center, and he jumped out of his seat to offer me a hand. Out of that began a 10+ minute conversation. Early in that conversation I looked at his badge and realized who he was. I found out we were both recent escapees of the people’s republic of New York. Soon after that meeting he realized how popular that the site was becoming because he brought in help in the talented Jenn Jacques….,who we met at a recent SHOT show as well.

Meanwhile, back to the present. Bob’s family, especially his wife and daughters, are deep in grief right now. To say his”Work Wife,” Jenn is also suffering is an understatement. Even though I had only met them each once, they mattered to me, not just because i had known them, and met them, not just because they were a part of our industry, but because they were people, and no one should ever wish that someone should take their life. Yet, folks like CSGV are celebrating. How disgusting of them. But I still would not wish any of them hang themselves or jump from a roof.

Our friend Andrew Branca, author of “The law of Self Defense” and one of our interviewees at SHOT’17, knew Bob much better then I Did. I direct you to his Blog, the Law of Self Defense, to get to know this man better.

Please, if you need help, please don’t keep it bottled in. Call a friend, call your brother or sister, call your religious leader, but please, Call someone! To get help, you can use these resources: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org The National Suicide prevention Lifeline-1-800-273-8255 and: https://afsp.org the American Foundation for Suicide prevention, which is teaming up with the NSSF to run a campaign with various Firearms dealers in the U.S.

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