Our country is struggling. We are divided. I return to those powerful words one nation…indivisible. Our struggle is not due to the issues we face, those can be solved. Our nation is struggling because we are divided. The result of this division is the loss of liberty and injustice for most.
We had the opportunity to visit The Moving Wall….and we were certainly moved.
Review of the Walther PPK/S
Today is a day of remembrance of all of those that have fallen in the line of duty protecting the freedom that we hold dear in this country. While most of us have a long weekend in order to celebrate the freedom that so many have sacrificed their lives for, we must remember one thing. These men and women have sacrificed their lives in order for us to be able to enjoy a freedom that is unparalleled in the world.
Firearm regulations haven’t worked in the past and they haven’t worked today. The National Firearms Act of 1934 was designed to be the “end all, be all” to “gun violence”. It heavily restricted several kinds of firearms under the illusion that criminals would follow further laws; surprise! They didn’t.
New Jersey has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. But a group is fighting to change that and they are taking that message to the people.
This week I was able to talk with Kevin Dixie owner of No Other Choice Firearms Training LLC. I first found out about Kevin through a podcast I was listening to that he was a guest on. As I listened to that podcast I heard a gentleman explaining that we are members of a community first and the gun owner is just a part of who we are as a part of that community. He explained that we needed to present ourselves and who we are and quit trying to force the conversation about guns. I continued to listen and I was more and more impressed and it was then that I decided I needed to find out more about this guy.
As many know, I am a strong believer and supporter of the words found in the 2nd Amendment, in particular “Shall Not Be Infringed”. I will concede that these words were written in a different society at a completely different time… but so was the 1st amendment, the 3rd, the 4th, the 5th, and so on and so forth.
The influence for the design of “Liberty” came from the Revolutionary War, the arguments and quarrels leading up to the war and the after math of the war. We wanted the size and shape of the rifle to embody that of the original musket. The original muskets used in the Revolutionary War weighed approximately 14 pounds and were about 42 inches long. “Liberty” weighs approximately 17 pounds and is a whopping 45 inches long. This rifle is truly custom and unique, from it’s one off aluminum butts-tock to the 20″ hand-guard, with a custom 26″ octagon bull barrel chambered in .338 Federal. We’ve topped this rifle off with a high end scope instead of a bayonet to allow for better accuracy at distances out to 500 yards.
Some time ago, we learned of Randall Sappington. What drew our attention to him was a couple of posts in the “Religion of Arms” Facebook group. What appeared to be staged photographs of Historical Firearms were actually paintings….his paintings. Once we knew what it was that we were looking at, we were blown away.