Gun Raffles – Chance at 3 guns or 60 chances at $$$

We’ve got two raffles for our local Friends of NRA group. Both are $20 a ticket.

RAFFLE 1: The first, is for a chance to win one of three guns:

  1. DPMS AP4 Carbine
  2. S&W Bodyguard Pistol
  3. KGP-141 Ruger GP100 357

All of these are fairly nice options, decent brands.  Only 200 tickets will be sold. So basically you have a 1 in 66 chance of winning.

RAFFLE 2:  Mega Cash Raffle – this raffle is interesting, essentially, for the entire month of September they will do two drawings a day. Starting with a $250 cash prize on September 1, and ending with a $2,500 cash prize on September 30th.  But cash prizes go as high as $20,000. All in all, a $100,000 in cash prizes will be given away.

So if anyone is interested in either ticket. Feel free to email me at info@nugun.org

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Published in: on July 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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NUGUN Blog turns 1,000th post…

I know that’s nothing compared to some of the older more proficient bloggers out there in our community. However, for me, it is a fairly heft milestone.

Last week we had our 1,000th post

http://blog.nugun.org/2013/06/28/12-best-designs-from-the-past-100-years/

Published in: on July 9, 2013 at 10:31 am  Comments (1)  
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12 Best Designs from the Past 100 Years [And post #1,000 for the NUGUN Blog]

 

Yes, the Mac, iPod  and Vespa are on the list…

But #5 is the AK-47 “A beacon of economical design from the Soviet-era…”
http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/28/tech/best-design-100-years-zaccai/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

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THANK YOU FOR READING OUR 1,000TH POST

Published in: on June 28, 2013 at 12:28 pm  Comments (1)  
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My apologies

I know posting has been scarce recently. So I apologize. I’ve been fairly busy, and much of the news had been covered elsewhere. And I do try to avoid repeating others when I can.

Hope everyone is finally enjoying summer.

 

 

Published in: on June 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm  Comments (2)  

The Media Spin Affect

56% believe gun related crime is higher today than 20 years ago. Only 12% believe it’s lower.

In truth, the rate is nearly 50% lower in 2010 than 1993. And firearm related violent crime was 75% lower in 2011 than 1993.

I am pretty sure we can thank the mainstream left media for that discrepancy.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/us/study-gun-homicide/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

The Real Truth about Sharp as A Marble Unplugging for a Bit

Sure, Rob Allen might say it’s all about personal life.  But I think I’ve caught him in a lie.  Let’s be honest (and you can call me a conspiracy freak) and review the evidence.

This is his most recent post. Sure seems innoculous.  “How can we have a conversation”.

But ignore the article itself, look at the URL itself.  http://blog.robballen.com/Post/9996/how-can-we-have-a-conversation

Notice, anything? Rob Allen is a mere 4 posts away from breaking the 10,000th post mark.  For folks unfamiliar with Mayan gun blog prophecies – that’s the “Blogpocalypse” folks. 

Rob knows, he’s gotta slow it down, and some how make those last 4 posts count…cause they could very well be the last. Who knows what happens when a gun blog reaches 10K posts. (Frankly, I think a Barret 50BMG should magically appear at your door, but that’s just me.)

 

Published in: on January 18, 2013 at 8:34 am  Leave a Comment  
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Blogger Burnout…

Recent posts by Sebastian and Say Uncle address “blogger burnout”.

I’m a small fish in the pond, I have my small cadre of readers and fans. Truth be told, I think a lot of things have changed in just the past 3-4 years.

  1. A lot more people are blogging, news events are often covered by many more individuals. It takes a lot of work to catch wind of things and get a post up ASAP. Often I’ll have links or posts I want to make, but it takes a day or so to get to it. Then said news item has already been shared.
     
  2. Mainstream news has been changing as well. We’re seeing a little bit more variety of news style.
     
  3. We’re winning….it’s almost strange; the fact that you can come across a well written accurate article on guns in mainstream media today (on rare occasion). The fact that a tragic incident involving guns did not raise a clamour for gun control from ordinary citizens but sky rocketed gun sales by 40%.

    The point being, it’s a different society than just 4 years ago.
     

  4. It can be discouraging – I don’t make money from this site. Oh, the occasional person uses the link on the side to sign up for NRA. It’d be nice if that covered my hosting, domain name fee, etc. It doesn’t. Which just about covers my domain name & privacy fees.

    And sometimes it’s hard seeing your blog decline in google searches, hits, etc. I watched a top post that was sending 40-70 hits a day decline to 30 hits. But you know what, it’s position in google got replaced by another blogger’s excellent post on the topic. And that is GOOD!!!
     

  5. The original intent of my blog, and I still try to do this when possible, was to share knowledge as I acquire it; and to support the 2nd Amendment. The truth is, with 3 little kids and a 100+ mile daily commute I have very little time to go to the range. The result, I have been experiencing less as of late, learning less as of late, and have less to share on my blog primary focus. Yeah, I’m letting you guys down – sorry.

A while ago, I made the decision that I’ll just blog as and when I can, often times in spurts. I’d love to be able to manage the consistency (and quality) that Sebastian and Bitter put out. All said, I am very glad to still be a member of this community.

Thanks all…

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Sebastian mentioned a blogger site. I’ve thought another option might be to have a WordPress plugin that helped link a circle of folks. Essentially, other WordPress based gun bloggers could add the plugin. It’d offer a few things.

  • List of resources: (ie: NRA, Organizations, etc)
  • List of States and their Carry Laws & reciprocity.
  • A running feed of posts, with the option of a thumbs up/down and perhaps a tag system that would consolidate similar posts.

I don’t know if that would be something people would be interested in…but I think it could be neat.

Published in: on July 25, 2012 at 2:02 pm  Comments (1)  
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SEMPER PARATUS

Great article on a Haitian who was rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard, now about to graduate from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.  Going from rescuee to rescuer.  His tale almost sounds like it could be the makings of a movie.

http://news.yahoo.com/coast-guard-grad-rescued-sea-boy-162002706.html

I was in fact a cadet in the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut when the Haitian & Cuban rescue operations were taking place.  Many do not realize the labor and work that the smaller older Navy of the United States puts in every day.  Coast Guardsmen have served in all the major wars and conflicts. They also are there conducting rescues, maintaining navigable waters, and preserving the environment.

Viewing this article I am reminded of my own time aboard the Cutter Eagle, the same uniforms, hooded sweat shirts, my own climb up the mast….the adventure and pride of serving in one of the few military services in the world that actually serves saving lives not just taking them.  

Sadly, not anywhere near as glorius on the TV screen, the Coast Guard often operates on a meager budget with aging ships.  Now their role is more important than ever, protecting our coastline from terrorist threats.  If there is a place in our defense budget where we should be dumping funds, it’s the U.S.  Coast Guard.

SEMPER PARATUS

 

I bagged my first Deer(e) …. sort of

Upgraded our 1/4 century old mower to one that’s a much more recent.  It’s faster, more powerful, hydrostatic, and made mowing my yard much easier.

🙂

Published in: on May 12, 2012 at 10:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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#nraam Thank You

Dear St. Louis,

Thank you for hosting us and providing us a place to enjoy ourselves.

To all my readers, you’re why I blog, thank you for all the likes, shares and followings. I hope you’ve enjoyed our coverage.

This concludes our coverage of the 2012 NRA Annual Meeting.

Sincerely,
The N.U.G.U.N. Blog