Yellow Journalism Against Liberty

The stories we see in the “mainstream media” remind me of yellow journalism when newspapers were popular and practiced attention grabbing headlines in order to increase newspaper sales, whether or not they were true. The USS Maine exploded in Havana Harbor in 1889, was this an accident when the coal stores exploded, or was this the result of an attack by an explosive device?

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Infamous examples of yellow journalism were two competing newspaper front page headlines between the New York World and the New York Journal, designed to sway public opinion in favor of war with Spain. One emphasized the explosion was the fault of an enemy, while the other emphasized this was caused by a bomb or torpedo with an illustration of the USS Maine exploding and sailors bodies flying through the air. Unfortunately, this type of journalism continues today, reporting what fits the “mainstream media” narrative instead of true facts.

Businesses are burned down, property stolen, people are assaulted, traffic is blocked, none of these are reasonable actions to take as a result of a person being shot by police, but the MSM reports them as “protests”. The news will report that the person was unarmed or had their hands up, to provoke public outrage against the police. Often times the reporting is inaccurate and does not reflect the truth.

The MSM are pushing for gun control, billionaires such as Michael Bloomberg want the populace disarmed. Those on the left won’t admit they have created a climate of violence in the major cities they control. Poverty, ignorance, hopelessness, corruption, and drugs abound in Democratically controlled areas, if you point out these reasons for the violence, you will falsely be called a racist. They blame guns for the violence in America, coining the term “gun violence”, which is nonsensical to say an inanimate object is violent. Progressives use the media to further their gun control agenda, they do not believe you have the right to defend yourself.

A Somali immigrant went on a stabbing spree in the St. Cloud Minnesota mall, asking people if they were Muslim before attacking them. You can see more details about this attack and Jason Falconer, the concealed carrier, the good guy with a gun that stopped the attack on the website Bearing Arms. Many news headlines said that he was an officer or retired or off-duty that stopped this attack, ignoring the fact that he was a concealed carrier. While he had police work in his background, they failed to mention that he is an instructor who teaches citizens concealed carry and self defense skills. A concealed carrier successfully stopping an attack does not fit the MSM narrative of gun control.

American liberty is about more than the second amendment, it’s about the right of the people to think and speak what they please without being condemned for it. I encourage everyone to seek out independent news sources so they can obtain truthful information. Next time you see a headline, take a second to analyze it and think about how they are manipulating events to fit their destructive progressive agenda.

You can see parallels between “news” today and the yellow journalism of old. Keep your mind focused on facts and scrutinize articles that you read to evaluate their truthfulness. The only way for freedom and liberty to flourish is for the truth to be known. Continue concealed carrying LC style and stay safe everyone!

Beretta PX4 DA/SA Range Lessons

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I went to the shooting range to practice the single action and double action of the Beretta PX4 Storm, with concealed carry self-defense in mind. I learned a valuable lesson and found out how dirty a pistol can be after shooting 250 rounds. I observed another shooter making 3 critical mistakes.

Practice Double/Single Action

I had two goals in mind for this range trip, to practice single action and double action trigger pulls, and to aim and fire as quickly as possible as would be needed in a self-defense situation.

Theoretically, in the course of firing 250 rounds on a SA/DA gun, you would have one trigger pull DA, and 249 SA. Not a good ratio to learn both! Continue reading “Beretta PX4 DA/SA Range Lessons”

How I Spread Liberty (so can you!)

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How do I get involved in spreading liberty? I have heard this question asked countless times on tv programs, radio shows, and podcasts.

The government has become a leviathan and does not value individual liberty. Despite the 2016 election results, government will continue to tax, make new laws, make war, imprison, and kill people. Continue reading “How I Spread Liberty (so can you!)”

Heated Debate: Striker Fired vs. Hammer Fired

A pistol is a mechanical device that is designed to fire bullets. Engineers have devised 2 common firing mechanisms for pistols, the hammer fired and striker fired, which aim to achieve the same purpose of firing the gun.

Hammer fired pistols have an external hammer (usually) that falls onto the firing pin when the trigger is pulled. The firing pin strikes the primer on the back of the cartridge, firing the gun. The photos below are of the Beretta PX4.


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Full Reciprocity

The Problem

House members are attempting to vote on “concealed carry reciprocity”. These fake measures would deny concealed carry reciprocity to people in states which currently have Constitutional Carry.

Constitutional Carry is the right to carry a concealed firearm without permission or special identification from the government. Continue reading “Full Reciprocity”