Monday, December 31, 2012

Missed at the gun range..

We had been going to the gun range every other weekend the last few months. But today I didn't feel like going so Mr. L. went by himself today. All he heard was "where is your other half"? And other such questions. He said he had never felt so unwelcomed. 
I told him it wasn't that he was unwelcomed, it was just that they were used to seeing us together. 
He shoots a .40 cal Smith & Wesson and I shoot a .9 mm Smith & Wesson. We both do very well. We don't do much as enjoyment so that is our latest. 
It doesn't cost much and we can keep up on our shooting and it lets us compete against each other. Since we do like to see who can out shoot whom. 

This is my other gun, a Kel-Tek.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Guess our national leaders didn't expect this. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the 

father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in 

Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee's 

subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session 

of Congress was painfully truthful.

They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It 

needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every 

sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous 

words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. 

There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.. 

The following is a portion of the transcript:

"Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts 

of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of 

violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Joy Scott, and the 

deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not 

be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.

"The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in 

the field. The villain was not the club he used.. Neither was it the NCA, the 

National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the 

murder could only be found in Cain's heart.

"In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly 

fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of 

the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to 

represent or defend the NRA - because I don't believe that they are responsible 

for my daughter's death. 

Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had 

anything to do with Rachel's murder I would be their strongest opponent.

I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy -- it was a 

spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much 

of the blame lies here in this room. Much of the blame lies behind the pointing 

fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that 

expresses my feelings best.

Your laws ignore our deepest needs, 

Your words are empty air.

You've stripped away our heritage,

You've outlawed simple prayer.

Now gunshots fill our classrooms,

And precious children die.

You seek for answers everywhere,

And ask the question "Why?"

You regulate restrictive laws,

Through legislative creed.

And yet you fail to understand,

That God is what we need!

"Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. 

When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void 

that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual 

presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation's 

history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a 

historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor 

God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when 

something as terrible as Columbine's tragedy occurs -- politicians immediately 

look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more 

restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. 

We do not need more restrictive laws. Eric and Dylan would not have been 

stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who 

spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our 

own hearts.

"As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two 

friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I 

defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person 

in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine 

High School prayer was brought back to our schools. Do not let the many prayers 

offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with 

a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate 

with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA -- I give to you

sincere challenge.. 

Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! 

My daughter's death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not 

allow that to happen!"

- Darrell Scott

Do what the media did not - - let the nation hear this man's speech. Please send 

this out to everyone you can.

God Bless

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sorry I've been MIA

I have been dealing with things here at home and this blog was the last thing on my mind. I hope you understand.
But now that things have settled down I should be able to get back to things as normal.
I have added a little addition to our family. A toy Chihuahua. Her name is Prisca. She will be 5 months old this month. 
This is how small she was when we brought her home. She now weighs in at 2 lbs. We have been dealing with worms with the poor thing. The people we got her from obviously never wormed her and she was full of them and we can't seem to get rid of them. We are on shots and more meds. at the present time. She eats like a little piglet. She was the runt of the 2. She just loves our other fur babies, although they didn't take to her right off. But they are all best buds now. 
Well I have things to do today but I just wanted to get back on and say "HI" to everyone and let you know I am still here and will try my best to post as often as I can.