Monday, December 5, 2016


I am x-military, Vietnam vet.  I earned expert rifle and expert pistol ribbons and was on the Quonset Point Navy pistol team for two years.    

I don’t hunt any more, I don’t need the meat and the Idea of killing an animal for sport no longer appeals to me. 

I recently sold my 44 mag. that I had used for bear protection in Alaska when we had students in the woods.  I do feel better with a firearm in the house for protection; and so when my wife asked me what I wanted for Solstice I told her a Heritage single action 22 cal. pistol.  

It is now my habit to research anything I intend to purchase on YouTube.   There were numerous sights with some good reviews of the weapon; but I also ran into some of the crazy survivalist sights.   These people live in a make believe world.

One man said he stores his 22 cal. pistol and a 22 cal. semi auto rifle in his car trunk along with a backpack of survival items so if he is ever on a trip and the situation arises (zombies???) he can leave his car and ‘bug out.’

Another man was saying that a 22 cal. is not lethal enough for ‘neighborhood defense’ and that if he and his neighbors ever have ‘to make a stand’ he prefers a larger, semi-automatic pistol and assault weapon.   He failed to mention who he intends to repel -  perhaps the 101st Airborne, Delta force, or the maybe the 1st Marine division… or aliens... zombies?

There is a difference between gun owners and gun nuts.   These survivalists I place in the same ‘living in a fantasy’ category as people who believe in Noah’s Ark and immaculate conception.  

Ignorance is a choice today, and there are a hell of a lot of ignorant people occupying this country – it is just the way it is, and you can’t fix stupid.

Just my observation
the Ol’Buzzard


  1. No weapons here only extremely effective personal defense tools.

  2. Nothing is a problem unless it gets taken to extremes.

  3. The current state of affairs is amazingly sad. You are right that ignorance is a choice in today's world, or at least our section of it. So many choose to be nuts.

  4. All of the crazies make the sane gun owners look crazy, too, and that's not right.

  5. According to The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, the best defense against zombies is a semi automatic weapon. I don't own a gun, because I'm fairly sure I'd make a botch of its use and wind up killing my cat or puncturing my upholstery. Luckly I live in an area that has corner stores (bodegas, sort of). Brooks says these are wonderful for avoiding zombies, all you have to do is shove the processed food up the stairs and destroy the stairs. That's my plan. As far as home invasion goes, I don't even have a dog. I keep a few sharp garden tools here and there. And hairspray.

  6. I have my cane by my bed..when I get up I take it with me to the recliner..I don't like guns..and would never have one with my gg's here so much..and those people you talked about have a tiny penis.

  7. I heard that in Alaska they say the best weapon to carry in the woods is a .44 Mag. If you run into a bear and shoot and you miss and the wind from the bullet going by doesn't knock it over, or the noise scare it away, you can always crawl up the barrel and hide!!

    I have a .30-.30 deer rifle and a shotgun and believe the NRA is totally insane!!!!!!!!


COMMENT: Ben Franklin said, "I imagine a man must have a good deal of vanity who believes, and a good deal of boldness who affirms, that all doctrines he holds are true, and all he rejects are false."