Californians have learned long ago that liberal politicians, while relentless in their efforts to destroy constitutional freedoms, are almost universally ignorant and, in some cases, downright stupid. For every attempt made to destroy freedom, there is an inventive way around it.
Recently, I’ve received more than just a few questions from YouTube viewers regarding my opinion of the SKS as a suitable defensive rifle for those who live in restrictive states like California. My answer is written here.
There is no compelling reason for a government to register firearms except as a necessary step toward confiscating them. We have seen this same progression before.
Let me be clear. There can be no compromise of my God given right to self-preservation and self-defense. That is what the 2nd Amendment was drafted to protect.
The bottom line is that the Mosin Nagant isn’t the ideal rifle for anything. But, if you’re on a budget, it’s a darn good rifle for just about everything.
The AR15 is a wonderful civilian rifle that is adored by millions of Americans who use it for the peaceful purposes of hunting, recreational shooting, competition and personal defense.
Recently, I had a chance to take a Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) to the desert and shoot it. The rifle was a No. 4 MK 1 and retained its original chambering in .303 British.
We are very accustomed to polymer firearms in today’s world, but in the 1950’s the idea that a gun could be made almost entirely of plastic was new, to put it mildly. Since a Polymer gun had never been made prior to that time, the folks at Remington knew they had to get it right the first time.
My dad, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Deputy at the time, had given me a little Ithaca Model 49 .22 rifle for my 8th birthday. He had purchased it used from a local shop and presented it to me one day while we were out shooting. I’m not sure there are words in the dictionary to describe the excited look on my face when my dad handed me that rifle and said, “Happy birthday son.”
Let’s give credit where credit is due. The Ruger Mini 14, for all the accuracy issues it had at the beginning, is a rugged, ridiculously reliable, handy little rifle. It’s quick to the shoulder, easy and fun to shoot, has very little recoil and is chambered for a fairly powerful and versatile cartridge.