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REMEMBERING

Eleven years ago today: I woke up in a one horse, 2,384 population town in Southern Washington. It literally consisted of two gas stations, a few schools, and a country cafe. I woke up excited for the second week of eighth grade at a new school (I had been home-schooled up until then).  I woke up not knowing that two really tall towers known as the World Trade Center even existed, where the pentagon was located, or that there were such things as terrorists.… Read the rest

THOUGHTS ON THE POPULAR STIGMA SURROUNDING GUN OWNERS – And What We’re Doing Wrong

There is a lot of bad stigma out there about gun enthusiasts. Everybody seems to assume that we are egotistical rednecks with an eagerness to shoot someone. The sad part is, this stigma came from somewhere (yes, a segment of the shooting community) , and many gun enthusiasts are not helping to correct it.

It’s really no wonder that he anti-gun people think we do not value human life. When so many people wear gun themed tee shirts with distasteful slogans, it in no way helps our cause to deflect this stigma, it instead deteriorates it.… Read the rest

COUPLE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT IN GUN SAFETY CLASS

This is why I preach about the student to teacher ratio, as well as finding the right instructor. This is also a great example of why a teacher should never leave the students alone with guns. Had there been a co-instructor, this probably wouldn’t have happened.… Read the rest

READING MATERIAL

Tuesday is here, time to share some good reads. Everyone who is anyone was at the NRA Annual Meeting, so there are a ton of great articles pretaining to just that. I stayed here in town to train the local OR Army National Guard Unit, so you won’t see any origional coverage of the meeting on Packing Pretty.  Hopefully the articles below will help feed your hunger for NRAAM news.

Veni, Vidi … Viva la NRA – by Barbara Baird at Women’s Outdoor News <—Packing Pretty’s Pick of the Week!Read the rest

HOW TO KEEP YOUR UNDERARMOUR FRESH

Alot of shooters and law enforcement officers wear UnderArmour gear to keep warm and dry in those cold months. The problem is, after about a year or so of wearings and washings, the shirts seem to get a funky smell to them. I can’t describe it, it’s not necessarily terrible, it’s just not fresh. Instead of going out and buying a brand new UnderArmour top for $60, I decided to do a bit of experimenting with the washing machine. Low and behold, I found the magic chemistry (no, not the recipe for meth).… Read the rest