1. My daughter’s college graduation present was a stainless Beretta 96, engraved by her gunsmith brother. Wish I could post a picture. He put her name on the slide and a rose on the end of the barrel. She’s a darn good shot with it too.

  2. Two of my family members will not be getting guns for Christmas, they’ll be getting gift cards to the local range for training. Neither of them own guns at present, but they are interested. So obviously it’s too early for guns as gifts. I’ll be suggesting the basic handgun/concealed carry class followed by the advanced concealed carry class.

  3. During this Holiday Season, I have a gift suggestion. I suggest that we give a gift to America.

    The Marxist-Socialist Democrats and cowardly RINO Republicans don’t give a damn about America. None of them are willing to lift a single finger to help President Trump build a wall to help secure America’s borders. They want a permanent class of low-skilled workers that can be made dependent upon the all-powerful Washington Government and then indoctrinated to vote to keep their Masters in power. They want people who will willingly wear their chains.

    One of our Wounded-Warriors is stepping up (figuratively since he can’t do it literally) to do what the Elites refuse to do. He has started a Go Fund Me project to raise at least $1 Billion to help get the wall started. See this link:

    A billion dollars sounds like an almost impossible amount but it is not! The population of the US is over 327 million people. If one screens out children below the age of 18, one is still left with over 250 million adults.

    If only 1 out of every 100 adults (1% of the adult population) gives $400 each, that will do it (2.5 million people x $400 each = $1 billion). Surely, we can find 1% of the population that still loves America and who still wants her to succeed.

    I have put my money where my mouth is. I just made a $500 donation myself and I urge each and every person who reads these words to also donate and give as much as they can afford.

    Note that, in just 3 days, the fund has already raised over $4 million. I hope that, as word of this effort spreads, the donations will come pouring in and the goal will be reached in a timely fashion.

    So, how about it folks? How about giving a gift to America this year?

    • You mean Trump, the bump-stock banner? Are you sure he’s the best thing for America?

      • Carson from Canada – Don’t create a Straw-man argument. In case you don’t know, that is a fallacy. See the following:

        I said nothing in my post about President Trump being “the best thing for America” and I certainly did not say anything about “bump-stocks”.

        What I did say (or at least, imply) was that our current Congress is stocked by a bunch of left-wing fanatics, pretending to be Democrats, and a bunch of cowardly weasels, pretending to be Republicans. None of them have the integrity to uphold their oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States nor to defend her borders. President Trump is, at the least, trying to do it.

        As for the totally separate issues that you raised, I can only respond with a couple of questions of my own:

        1) What would a President Hillary Clinton be doing in the area of new Gun Control measures? My estimate is that it would make a “Bump-Stock Ban” looks like a Sunday Picnic in the Park by comparison.

        2) How is Justin Trudeau working out for you up there in Canada? I gather that he is not doing too well based upon recent polls:

        It is probably even worse than this story makes out since the Huffington Post is a Left-Wing Rag and is likely trying to “spin it” the best that they can.

      • You might consider that prior to manufactured ‘bump stocks’, you could get the bump stock effect with an AR by other means, right? Mass murderous criminals will still be mass murderers without the aid of mass production, eh? Just sayin’….

    • @ Dee Herman – No argument there. Anyone who has followed my previous history of posts knows the scorn and contempt that I have for those who blame human failings upon inanimate objects or other environmental factors and then try to find solutions to these failings by banning the objects or by means of environment modification (i.e. Social Engineering).

      I don’t think for one-minute that a bump-stock ban will accomplish anything useful. Bump stocks were largely unknown and saw no criminal misuse until the Las Vegas Mass-Murder. The effort to ban the stocks is a typical “knee Jerk” reaction by the politicians. It is a useless gesture to attempt to show that they are “doing something” even if that “something” is as useless as “Tits on a Boar Hog” (Pardon my French 🙂 ).

      I am disappointed that President Trump went along with this useless gesture of “doing something”. Nevertheless, as I pointed out above, a bump-stock ban is minor compared with the response that we would have seen from a President Hillary Clinton.

      It would be nice, however, for these politicians and judges to crack open a dictionary, at least once, and look up the meaning of the word “infringe” vis-a-vis its use in the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

    • Hmmm . . . as a Brit I don’t particularly have a dog in this fight, and the security of a nations borders, keeping out undesirables, is a prime responsibility of government.

      But . . . but . . .

      “I received a letter not long ago from a man who said, ‘You can go to Japan to live, but you cannot become Japanese. You can go to France to live and not become a Frenchman.

      Anybody from any corner of the world can come to America to live and become an American.’ ” —Ronald Reagan

      So, and this is JIMHO, I find that the idea of a wall across the US/Mexican border seems to me to be, well, un-American.

      • Fruitbat44,

        I suppose that since there has never been a wall along the US/Mexican border for the past four centuries, you have a point. But the immigrants who came to the USA prior to 1965 could not help themselves to the taxpayers’ money. They had to be healthy, have a sponsor, and find work. They contributed to America, even as they were being persecuted a little bit for being different. Today the Democrats want the illegals to vote for them. That’s why we don’t show ID when we vote. The Republicans want the illegals to work for low wages. This pleases the business owners, and keeps wages low, and jobs somewhat scarce, for low-skilled Americans. So the taxpayers are paying for their own destruction. That is a brilliant, but evil, strategy.

        The First Americans, or Native Americans, or Indians had their way of life destroyed by germs and settlers from Europe. They are hoping that our greedy, unnatural way of living will collapse our society, and life will return to the way it used to be. Listen to the song, “Indian Reservation” by Paul Revere and the Raiders.

        I wonder what life would have been like if white people explored the world, but did not colonoze it. What if they stayed in Europe? I guess Russia, or China or Japan might have colonized the Americas. Instead of selling the land, Native Americans probably should have rented it to the European immigrants. They would have gotten rich by being landlords. Of course, white people would probably rebel against Indian landlords.

        I don’t know what the future holds. In the past, it seems whoever was the most ruthless prevailed. If the future rhymes with the past, maybe Islam will dominate the future by force and by out-birthing other cultures. Who knows? I just like to imagine “what if?”

        Let’s imagine another group of people in place of America, the superpower. Would they be the world’s policeman? Would they make the great medical advances we have made? Could their farmers and ranchers produce the over abundance of food that we enjoy? What about human rights? Or, would the death of America mean a new dark age, where warlords fight each other for the control of resources?

  4. Thank you for letting us know about the personalization of products. I was wondering about such a service for my AR’s especially. Presumably, personalization could be done on a grip or a free float handguard. That way when one of my Sons want to talk me out of another gun…I would be more reluctant to do so! lol