The Dachshund was busy the other day

•31 October 2014 • Leave a Comment

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New Photos and a Mystery Location

•29 October 2014 • Leave a Comment

I took some cool photos recently, and found a location I have been meaning to visit for years.

Click here to see most of the photos.

Click here to see the mystery location and see if you can guess what it is! We will do something cool for whoever guesses first.

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And the mystery location:

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The Cross and the Musk Ox

•23 August 2014 • 1 Comment

I saw these animals recently, and wondered if they were some kind of Jihadist extremists, judging by their long beards:

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However, they seemed to believe in turning the other cheek. Wherever I moved, they liked to turn their faces toward me.

It quickly became apparent that these were Christian Musk Oxen!

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In fact, they gather at the foot of the cross daily.

These guys, though, were not so peaceful:

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If I got closer than about 50 feet from this herd, the big bull would start tearing big chunks of tundra out with his horns, tossing them in the air, and snorting at me.

They kept trying to keep the little guy behind them, but it wanted to see me, so it kept squeezing to the front.

Musk Oxen are some of my favorite animals. They are really fun to watch and have very strong personalities. They are comical when they run, and sometimes they will dance when they greet each other. The cows look like they are wearing their hair parted and pigtails. They remind me of old ladies.

Early Voting . . .

•19 August 2014 • 1 Comment

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Gun Interview with Joe Miller

•14 August 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Have you noticed that every politician in the US claims to support the Second Amendment? The most anti-gun politicians support the Second amendment, according to their claims.

I decided that I wanted to see where our Alaskan senate candidates actually stood on gun rights issues, since all claim to be pro-gun, yet at least two have a record of standing against gun rights at times. I asked all of the senate candidates for an opportunity to discuss firearms issues. Senate candidate Joe Miller agreed to meet with me and discuss his stand on the Second Amendment and gun rights.

I brought along a few rifles, of course. I wanted to see Joe Miller’s reaction to my .50 Beowulf AR-15. It usually gets quite a reaction on the range from those who have not seen one before, and I thought he would be impressed. I also brought my IDF carbine clone. What better way to start a conversation about the current state of affairs in Israel? Both rifles have Meprolight M21 sights on them, which many people are not familiar with, so I expected to get some questions about those as well.

Joe Miller, with my .50 Beowulf rifle, talks about the usefulness of the cartridge for Alaskan game. Joe owns a .50 Beowulf rifle himself.

Joe Miller, with my .50 Beowulf rifle, talks about the usefulness of the cartridge for Alaskan game. Joe owns a .50 Beowulf rifle himself. Well, it turned out Joe wasn’t surprised at all. He owns a .50 Beowulf AR himself, and also owns Mepro M21 sights. He actually owns quite a few firearms.

We spoke about a number of issues, including gun rights, and about guns themselves, of course. There are a number of questions I wanted to ask. Here is what I learned about Joe Miller’s position on firearms:
 
Joe believes in strictly following the wording of US Constitution. He believes that, as the framers made clear, the Second Amendment protects the basic human right to keep and bear arms in self-defense and in defense of our country. He believes that the Second Amendment applies to individuals.
 
Joe made it clear that he will fight any legislation against semi-auto firearms, or that attempts to limit the magazine capacities or cosmetic features of firearms.
 
If elected, he will oppose any attempt to pass an “assault-weapon” ban.
Joe stated clearly that he opposes any attempt to regulate the private sale of firearms between law-abiding individuals, such as requiring background checks, or requiring the involvement of a dealer.
Joe is in favor of repealing the 1968 gun control act’s sporting purpose test. This has been used as a backdoor restriction on firearms. Joe also says that he will oppose any backdoor federal restrictions on firearms, including bans on lead, copper, or brass, bans on firearm possession on certain federal lands, etc.
Recent legislation, and currently proposed legislation bars people from possessing firearms due to certain misdemeanors or due to military service, based on a doctor’s opinion. In addition, proposed legislation would make it a crime for any person to unknowingly transfer a firearm to a veteran who is diagnosed with PTSD and therefore barred from possessing a firearm. Joe Miller has promised to stand against any such legislation.
Because Joe Miller believes in a constitutional government, he supports removing many of the restrictions on firearms ownership and use, and opposes the creation of new firearms restrictions. He believes that much of the federal control of firearms overreaches the constitutional limits on federal powers. In speaking with Joe, I realized that his support for our Second Amendment-protected rights does not stem just from his personal interest in guns, a desire to protect his own collection, or from his effort to win an election in Alaska, but from his lifelong stand for the US Constitution, which is a much stronger position.
Joe Miller with my .454 Levergun. Joe is a gun collector, hunter, and very strong supporter of our Constitutionally protected rights.

Joe with my .454 Levergun. Joe is a gun collector, hunter, and very strong supporter of our Constitutionally protected rights.

Joe also believes that there are many other issues that affect firearm rights in America. Amnesty for illegal aliens is an issue that directly effects gun rights; the heavy-handed anti-gun laws in California came on the heels of a federally-mandated amnesty in 1986. This amnesty changed the voter dynamic in California and helped push the state government into a solidly anti-gun position. Other issues such as unconstitutional surveillance and other privacy issues can set gun owners and dealers up for attack by any unscrupulous administration in the future.

Joe Miller is not only a strongly pro-gun candidate, but more importantly, he is a strongly pro-constitution candidate. Across the country, states are electing constitutional candidates. According to a man who is working with politicians in Washington, there is a growing force in congress pushing for a return to constitutional government. We need to make sure that we chose a senator who will join this force, instead of opposing it. Joe Miller has a personal history of standing against corruption and supporting a return to a constitutional government. He has proven willing to oppose corruption and error not only in the opposing party, but within his own party as well.

Joe Miller is endorsed by Gun Owners of America, the National Association for Gun rights, and received an A rating from the NRA.

Learn more about Joe Miller at www.joeforliberty.com
Watch for information on the other candidates in the race. If they are willing to discuss these issues with me, I will post the information here.

Mepro TRU-DOT RDS with Magnifier

•13 August 2014 • 2 Comments

We have had several questions about compatibility of the Mepro TRU-DOT RDS with magnifiers. While I have mounted a magnifier behind the Mepro RDS before, I felt a few photos would be appropriate.

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The combination of the Mepro TRU-DOT RDS red dot sight and the Mepro MX3 Magnifier works very well. The view is clear and sharp. Unfortunately, I don’t have the skill with a camera to really convey how well it works with the naked eye, but is works very well. 

The Mepro TRU-DOT RDS is a great sight for use with magnifiers because the dot is small and clean, and the size of the window keeps the view through the magnifier uncluttered.

National Association for Gun Rights comments on the Alaska Senate Race

•13 August 2014 • Leave a Comment

 

 

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From the National Association for Gun Rights:

If ever there was a time for gun owners to charge up a hill together to reclaim the high ground from our anti-gun enemies and their sympathizers, it’s right now. And the person standing on top of that hill in Alaska is your accidental anti-gun U.S. Senator Mark Begich.

Now, sometimes folks assume that just because a politician says they’re pro-gun that he is telling the truth. I hope you don’t make that mistake.

You see, you and I were just one or two votes away in the U.S. Senate of losing our right to keep and bear arms last year.

The 2013 debate over the Feinstein “assault weapons” ban and the Toomey-Manchin “Expanded Background Check” bill were the largest assaults on our Second Amendment rights in nearly twenty five years. And Mark Begich very nearly gave the green light to Barack Obama’s anti-gun agenda.

During the debate on gun control, Mark Begich voted with Liberal anti-gun Vermont Senator Pat Leahy’s proposal to put ordinary gun sellers on par with drug dealers and gang members.

But it gets worse.

Your “Republican” U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski voted for this anti-gun proposal too.

You see, we very nearly lost this battle.

And it wasn’t just anti-gun Democrats who voted anti-gun.

Sadly, it was some weak-kneed anti-gun Republicans too.

That’s why it’s very important that you and I get to the bottom of where Republican candidates really stand when it comes to your gun rights.

And that’s why I’m excited to report that U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Miller, who challenged Murkowski four years ago, has returned his National Association for Gun Rights candidate survey 100% pro-gun.

You see, it’s vital to know which Republicans are serious about your gun rights, and which ones are showing signs of caving to the anti-gunners and their pals in the media.

Fortunately, Joe Miller has made it clear he’ll stand up against all of Barack Obama’s anti-gun agenda — not just parts of it.
Miller not only returned his National Association for Gun Rights Federal Candidate Survey 100% pro-gun, he’s enthusiastically promised to do everything he can as a member of the U.S. Senate to:

• Restore the Second Amendment rights of all Americansby working to abolish every unconstitutional federal gun law currently on the books;

• Defeat the United Nations’ “Small Arms Treaty.” Joe Miller opposes ALL attempts by the United Nations to regulate firearms, and pledges to fight to cut taxpayer funding propping up the U.N.’s anti-gun agenda;

• Block all efforts by the federal government to further infringe on the gun rights of the people of the sovereign state of Alaska;

• Stop any attempt by Barack Obama or Dianne Feinsteinto reinstate the so-called “assault weapons ban;”

• Block a National Gun Registry. Joe Miller will oppose each and every one of the gun-grabbers schemes to dump the names of gun owners into a national gun registry.

But what about your other Republican candidates?

Well, I’m pleased to report that Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell also returned his survey 100% pro-gun!

But Dan Sullivan actually had the nerve to return his survey indicating he supports gun control.

According to his candidate survey, Dan Sullivan believes the government should suspend your gun rights for something as simple as spanking your child.

He refused to support the repeal of the Lautenberg Gun Ban!

Under the Lautenberg Gun Ban, if a woman slaps her abusive husband, she could lose her gun rights and end up defenseless if she’s violently attacked again later.

The law originally was supposed to target domestic abusers, but instead it’s helped disarm victims and thousands of individuals, in some cases for things that happened decades ago.

Unfortunately, instead of repealing this anti-gun law, Dan Sullivan has promised to keep it on the books.

Making matters worse, the anti-gunners in the Senate recently  held a hearing to expand the Lautenberg Gun Ban. Under the expanded proposal, you could be stripped of your gun rights without due process. If they get their way, you could lose your gun rights based on hearsay and unsubstantiated rumors started by your nosey neighbor.

The worst part, no one would even have to tell you you’ve lost your gun rights.

Does Dan Sullivan support expanding the Lautenberg Gun Ban?

I hope not, but so far all signs point to yes.

I’m very afraid that this new legislation could be the vehicle for ramming even more gun control through the U.S. Senate.

And Dan Sullivan is sounding more and more like it’s biggest Republican advocate.

It could be the tip of the iceberg.

Do gun owners really want to trade one accidental anti-gun senator for another?

Fortunately, there is still time to get Dan Sullivan to renounce his anti-gun support for the Lautenberg Gun Ban.

Here’s what you can do to help:

1.) Thank Republican candidate Joe Miller for pledging his 100% support and leadership for your right to keep and bear arms;

2.) Give Dan Sullivan an earful! Urge him to abandon his support the Lautenberg Gun Ban, and urge him to publicly promise to oppose any attempt by the anti-gunners in the Senate to expand it.

Dan Sullivan is showing serious signs that he’d vote anti-gun in the U.S. Senate.
Please give Dan Sullivan an earful for his anti-gun views and urge him to support the repeal of the Lautenberg Gun Ban.

Thankfully, Joe Miller has a long history of supporting your Second Amendment tights and has pledged his continued 100% support for your gun rights. Please thank him today.

For more information, or for more information about the National Association for Gun Rights, visit their website at www.NationalGunRights.org

For more information about Joe Miller, visit joeforliberty.com

 
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