Saturday, August 31, 2013

Longview Open Carry Walk.

  While we were politely and safely having a very respectful walk in Longview with our children and rifles, Obama was abolishing the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  133 folks came out to walk in support of Human Rights.

   Kind of get the sense that respectful walks aren't going to get it done.  We are walking and the Government is outlawing gun rights at the same time.

Kids like this going to grow up to be slaves of the state?

They aren't GOING to have to come and take them.  The IRS will send you a notice.

CMP Garand.  No more of these.

Glad to have young folks along.

And families.

Nice deer rifle.  Everyone should have one.  

Might turn out that the lust for freedom and liberty is a recessive gene.

Great attention to safety by some qualified folks.

We got the story on how these walks got organized- as a reaction to police over-reaction to legal activities. 

Info babe.  

Longview police didn't interfear.  I'm sure the NSA has our cell phone maps, records and our vehicle license plates were scanned so that any time in the future we can be ID-ed and dealt with.

Couple of office holders came out.  Thank God for them.  Most noticeably absent.

Carrying rifles in public was one of those loopholes that just never got addressed.  Only members of the 32+ police agencies in Gregg county can carry pistols openly in public in civilian clothes.  They don't have a problem with it.  Looks like the citizens could get that right back.  We can't wait for them to do the right thing will never happen.  Join the Texas State rifle Association!  They are the only folks who work for gun rights in Austin.

Obama decides to kill the CMP.

  Will this start a shooting war?  The fate of the 110 year old Civilian Marksmanship Program is on the line.  Could this be the end of the National Matches?  By an edict from President Obama?

  How fitting that a long American tradition and institution should die at the hands of such a president.  He promised to bring us "change".  This action is about like outlawing the NRA with a stroke of the pen.  It's a strike at the heart of a great American institution and the folks the President disdains.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Plymouth Pear

  Amazing.  There is an old pepper tree on the way to Huntsville that was planted long ago, but this tree beats it hands down.

  Here in town we have a relative of the Treaty Oak that lives in Austin, or used to.  It's behind an auto-parts store now.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Yosemite fire.

Not in the valley but in the park.  Here's the LINK.  Gotta cut some trees or introduce goats to eat the underbrush.  After 100 years of no burning the forest is loaded with tinder.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Buzzards in town.

.......And crows and coons and deer and hogs and coyotes.  We never saw this when I was a kid.  Someone would have shot it.

Turkey Vulture.  He carries a federal badge because they migrate across state and national lines.  Lucy was willing to go.