Saturday, June 25, 2016

New Video - Meet Your Local Gunsmith, Steven Van Eps of V & V Armory

Stephen Van Eps is a gunsmith based in El Paso, Texas. He is also an active duty soldier serving as a medic in an aviation unit. Stephen recently acquired his Federal Firearms License and is now open for business. If you need any gunsmithing services or someone to handle your firearms transfers, you can contact Stephen through his Facebook page at

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I Just Went Out and Bought ANOTHER AR15 Because Fuck You, That's Why.

Why does anyone need an AR15 is the question that's been tossed around for the last few years. Hunters don't use them and they are far too high-powered for any practical use. Only the military uses them etc etc etc.

Let me tell you why, because freedom that's why.

How many of you know what the words freedom and liberty mean in the every day practical sense? Not very many. Freedom and liberty are experienced by those brave enough to blaze their own trail, beholden to no one, to push the limits of the experience of life to say things others are afraid to say and to do things others are afraid to do.

I'm not talking about breaking the law, I'm talking about testing the limits of Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, the Right to Bear Arms, questioning authority in regards to Reasonable Searches and Seizures etc.

Most of us live our lives in a bubble of mundane day-to-day activities. Going to work, going to kids soccer practice, watching movies, baking chicken for dinner and the once-a-year vacation. We watch sports and The Kardashians and are aghast at news such as what came out of Orlando this week, as well we should.

But some of us understand the value of freedom and liberty and choose to enjoy those rights to the utmost. It can be risky, just ask the likes of Larry Flynt, who chose to test the limits of the First Amendment and CJ Grisham who was arrested while legally carrying a rifle testing the limits of the Second Amendment. Let's not forget Distric of Columbia vs. Heller and McDonald vs. the City of Chicago.

What good are our rights if we don't use and/or enjoy them?

Let me talk about the First Amendment for a moment; How many people in the world truly have the freedom to say whatever the fuck they want to say in their daily lives? Not radio talk show hosts or television personalities, no, they are censored by the FCC, so that's not where you'll find Freedom of Speech. You and I can't say what we want at work, we'll get fired. In public we're talking about comedians on stage, internet radio (where the FCC doesn't censor because it's a subscription based service), bloggers, such as myself (but even I watch what I say since I am still on active duty in the army) and that's about it.

I have known the taste of freedom and liberty and the epiphany of it all inspires, and it reminds me of what I'm am "fighting" for while serving in the armed forces. We hear it all the time, "we're fighting for freedom". Oh yeah? Well, tell me what that word means to you.

Freedom is going out into the middle of the desert and taking video of a sexy big titty porn star shooting 30 rounds, rapid fire through an AR15 while topless, then getting a blow job afterwards and putting it up on the internet where people pay to see it. If that's not freedom I don't know what is. It was a truly liberating and enlightening experience.

Freedom is authoring a blog post about my day today, which consisted of driving out to Sportsman's Elite in West El Paso and buying ANOTHER AR15 because FUCK YOU that's why. Why do I need two AR15's? Because I have the right and the freedom to do it. And I enjoy shooting guns, not at people, at targets and empty soda cans, perhaps the occasional water bottle. It's fun to shoot guns, safely. 

And now we must talk about the price of freedom, which is a very sad and difficult subject. The price of freedom is tolerance. Yes, from time to time, a madman or religious extremist will wreak havoc and kill innocents, sometimes with firearms, other times with a knife and yet other times with a bomb. Ok, yes, I agree, we should make it more difficult for madmen and religious extremists to get their hands on firearms. But there are plenty of laws already in place that don't do shit to stop them. More laws? Uh, no. Ban AR15's, it's been done and it doesn't work and besides, now you're infringing on MY freedom. The ATF, FBI and Homeland Security need to do a better job of investigating and going after known terrorists. This fucking guy in Orlando was KNOWN to the FBI. I put the blame squarely on their shoulders. Ah but it's just too tempting to blame the gun, the beautiful AR15.

The answer to violence and the fight against terror (not that terror will ever be stamped out completely because it's existed since the dawn of man, as have weapons) means changing the minds of our enemies. We have to show them, by our love of life, freedom and liberty how good life can be when you're truly free. Islamists aren't free. Shit, criticizing Mohammed will get your head chopped off. Don't even crack a religious joke, and forget about drawing a cartoon of the fucking guy. Come on world, lighten up. Smoke a little weed, bury your head in a pair of big titties and go out and fire some rounds through one of your many AR15's AT TARGETS, not people. Life is good.

Yes, I now own two AR15's, bought my second one today, because fuck you, that's why.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Let's Lighten the Mood Shall We? Girls with Guns!

With all the craziness going on in the world, I think it might be a good idea to cool down, calm down and relax by enjoying the voyeuristic pleasures of Girls with Guns. I firmly believe that Islamists could enjoy a little booze, weed and women, they might see the world for the beautiful place that it is and not go around blowing things up and killing innocents. What do you think?

Another Facebook Anti-Gun vs. Pro-Gun Debate (Screen shots)

There have been a number of these anti-gun rights versus pro-gun rights debates being hashed out online as of late. Here are screen shots of the one I got into this morning. I won the debate. What do you think?

Click to enlarge the images.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Thoughts as I Wait for my Carry Permit

Orlando, Florida... what a tragedy. What a sad world we live in when certain people take their radical religious beliefs to an insane level. Radicalized, extreme religion IS insanity. Already, in the United States, a mentally unstable person is not supposed to be able to buy a firearm. So let's enforce the laws already on the books. But how?

When I think about the practical, logical reasons I accept the responsibility of legally carrying a firearm, I think about the possible scenarios that I might NEED to do so. Well, there's personal defense, in case I am ever attacked by someone attempting to rob me, car jacking etc. There's home defense (for which I don't need a carry permit but this scenario still enters my thoughts) and there are unforeseen contingencies, like domestic terror. Any of these scenarios are ENTIRELY within the realm of possibility.

I'm not paranoid, I still believe the likelihood of being caught up in an event in which I might need to use my firearm is slim. But, it's possible, and so, I carry.

I also carry for the simple fact that it is MY RIGHT to do so. I am a law-abiding citizen and an active duty soldier in the US Army. The Second Amendment is just one of the tenants that our founding fathers saw fit to enshrine in the Constitution a document which I am sworn to defend. But I digress...

I have had my mind made up to carry my Ruger SP101 .357 Magnum revolver as my everyday carry, mostly because I feel more comfortable carrying a revolver than having to carry with a chambered round in a semi-auto, but the events of Orlando reminded me that as a responsible gun owner and law-abiding citizen, I might also have to shoulder the responsibility of defending someone else's life, if the situation ever arose.

I don't usually care for attending events that draw large crowds. And other than the occasional live sporting event, or concert, I tend to shy away from them, if for no other reason than I simply don't like large crowds. But with Orlando, I'm reminded of another perfectly good reason to stay away from gatherings of large crowds. Events that draw large crowds are usually events at which legally carried firearms are not allowed. Why would I want to be someplace at which my main source of personal protection is taken away, given this place is a likely target for a terrorist attack?

My carry permit should arrive in the mail soon, and when it does, I'll carry nothing less than a .45 caliber 1911 with at least 2 extra magazines, some days I might even carry my .40 caliber Springfield XDM with at least 2 extra magazines. And while my Ruger SP101 is a fine revolver, it's 5 round capacity simply won't do if a life-threatening situation ever arises. It's a back up piece. I might carry it if I am out on a date and want to carry a pistol that definitely won't be noticed, but short of that, I probably won't carry it very often. A real emergency, such as Orlando, requires the maximum level of defense possible.

I'm truly sad at the news of what happened yesterday in Orlando. I see "most" Americans as my brothers and sisters. I say "most" because anyone who spews hate, who espouses radicalized, religious extremism to the point of killing over an ideology, is NOT my brother or sister. I am a law-abiding American citizen and I will see it as a call-to-action if politicians move to take away my right to defend myself. I will get politically involved, and use whatever means at my disposal (like my blog) to promote support for the Second Amendment.