Episode 45: The “Deal” on Virginia Reciprocity…and Building a CMP M1 Garand!

The CMP Armory, Anniston, AL

The CMP Armory, Anniston, AL

It’s been a little while.  Given what happened in October (see the previous episode), I hope you all can understand why.  If anyone could possibly be the “poster child” for the need to carry, my Dad–the now late C. Terrell Prude’, Sr.–would be it.

But he wasn’t alone.  You’ll also hear the story of a young lady who really needed a gun recently.  Fortunately, there was a Good Guy With A Gun (me) to help her out of a very bad situation.

Speaking of carry…let’s talk about “The Deal” that was hammered out and signed into law recently, regarding carry permits and reciprocity here in the Old Dominion (that’d be Virginia, folks).  It seems that Atty. General Herring’s action caused enough of a firestorm that the McAuliffe Administration had to back off, and quickly.  Not only are we getting reciprocity back…it’s coming back in a new and improved form!  Liberty won this time, folks, because We, The People did our jobs.

And now…let’s talk about a symbol of that very liberty.

Just last week, I attended the CMP’s Advanced Maintenance Class for the M1 Garand rifle.  In three days, I learned how to build a complete, fully functional

This is my rifle! There are many like it, and THIS ONE IS MINE!

This is my rifle! There are many like it, and THIS ONE IS MINE!

M1 Garand.  I know it’s functional because I tested it out on the CMP’s extensive rifle range afterwards!  🙂  This class is a wealth of information, and when it’s all done, that rifle is yours to keep and take home with you.

That’s right, I build my own M1 Garand!  There are many like it, and this one is truly MINE!

Liberty is our best friend.  It is this nation’s life, and there can be no more potent American symbol of the defense of that freedom than this rifle.  It is indeed, “the greatest battle implement ever devised.”


What happens when you don’t have a gun–THEY FINALLY GOT MY DAD

For 83 and a half years, my Dad has lived on this Earth.  Nobody could tell him that he couldn’t exercise his rights as a man, even when they called him “nigger”.  Even when they came at him with kDadAtHisPianonives to kill him.  There was no way that man was going to allow ANYBODY to treat him like he wasn’t a human being.

All that changed a short while ago.  Four very evil people attacked my Dad.  You know he’s a long-time gun owner, so you’d guess what would happen.

Unfortunately, at 83 1/2 years old and using a walker and a cane…he couldn’t get to his gun in time.  Ten years ago, he would’ve gotten to it and stopped them.  He has in the past, on several occasions.  But this time….

This time…they got him.  They broke his neck and left him for dead.  Someone found him, and he’s quadriplegic, now on life support in the emergency ward’s ICU.  He doesn’t have much longer on this earth.


The antis want us all to be defenseless, like–unfortunately–my Dad was this last, final time.  The antis want us to be helpless against evil people who might choose us as prey.  Folks, when evil chooses you as prey, it is now up to you to defend yourself.  The cops are minutes away.  Your neck could be broken in seconds.

If we really have become such a degenerate society where this kind of evil can be visited on a senior citizen with a walker and a cane…DAMN RIGHT WE NEED GUNS!!

Just ask the British.


Dad, in your final moments of life, while you’re still here…this episode is dedicated to you.  You taught me how to be a man.  I love you and always will.  And when your time does come, I will be at your side.  I will be NOWHERE ELSE.Guarding-03

And those of you who would do such an evil thing…you’d better pray that I never, ever find you.

Defensive gun users: Wimps? Wusses? One professor says so


Yes, it’s true, folks.  We’re officially “wusses” for owning guns.

A Harvard professor said so.  Therefore, it must be true!  😀

There’s some–oh, how did Senator John McCain put it?–ah yes…”wacko bird” of a professor out there.  This so-called “researcher” seems to think those of us who’ve used a gun to defend ourselves from assault are–and I quote–“wimps” and “wusses”.

Yeah, he said that.  Here’s the URL.


His name is David Hemenway, some guy who apparently “researches” at Harvard.  And he’s engaging in preschool-type name calling.  Wow.

Well, he was part of some “panel discussion” about how Gunz R EEEEEVIL and don’t really belong in the hands of Us, The People.  After all, Granny Goodness knows better.

Why are we doing this now?  We’re doing this because the not-so-good professor has surfaced again, recently, over at the LA Times, with his pseudo-science, on April 22, 2015.  Yep, just under two weeks ago.


Granny Goodness Knows Best!

Just like we have with Eric “Fast ‘N’ Furious” Holder before, we will take this “professor’s” pseudo-arguments apart and expose them for the falsehoods that they actually are.

That’s our job here–to tell it like it actually is.  That’s the truly Liberal way.

Ammo Bans, and the 1st Amendment

Sure, you can trust the Government!Looks like we’re taking on not just the Second Amendment, but also the First Amendment this time!  We have two examples of violations of Liberalism, one by the Democrats, and one by the Republicans.  Either way, we can’t allow stuff like this to stand, especially from our government officials.

We’re going to discuss why the BATFE’s proposed ban of M855/SS109 ammunition is just silly to do, even *if* they’re on decent legal footing to do so.  And they just might be; we go into that.

We also take on some county officials in Idaho who wanted to officially proclaim the entire State of Idaho, a “Christian state”.  Geez…have these folks never read the Bill of Rights?  We’re going to discuss that, and given where this happened, I’m not too surprised, sadly.

Finally, let’s take a moment to reflect on a man who became iconic around the world.  In both his TV/movie career and his real life, he advised us all to, “live long and prosper”.  Leonard “Mr. Spock” Nimoy, may you rest in peace.

Politics, the Virginia Legislature, and a li’l more LEVERGUN!

Politics and leverguns…kinda odd those two subjects would come together, huh?  But we do it here.

The Virginia State LeVirginiaStateCapitolgislature is now in session.  The antis, now funded by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg and calling themselves, “Moms Demand Action”, are showing up now in force.  They weren’t doing this before, and we’ll talk about that.

We’ll also talk a bit about what happened in a House Subcommittee hearing, which I attended.  This is what you have to do to keep our Elected Officials in line, folks.  In the process, I finally got to actually see Lori Haas, the self-styled “representative of Virginia Tech parents”, in person.  I think you’ll enjoy this.  🙂

And there’s a new levergun in town, pardners!  Seems I can’t keep my handsRossi92-44Magnum off of these things.  We’ve discussed the Rossi 92 in .357 Magnum (also shoots .38 Special).  Now I’m holding the .44 Magnum version (also shoots .44 Special).  We’ll tell you how that went and how this .44 levergun compares to the Ruger 96/44 levergun.

In a future episode, we’ll talk about handloading for it as well.

A Case for Black Americans to be armed! Part 2

Christmas has come and gone.  The New Year, 2015, is upon us.

IsHisLifeWorthLessOrMoreThanMineLast time, we began our case for Black Americans to arm themselves.  This continuing notion that “guns are BAD!” among so many in the Black American community surprises me, because if history is any indication, Every Last Black Family could use a good .308 Winchester or .30-06 Springfield or something similar (8mm MausAiyanaStanleyJoneser, 7.62x54R Russian, and so on).

This episode is Part 2 of my case for why this should be.  And at one point in our history, it was.  We’re going to talk about that, too.

All you good cops out there, who really do want to make a positive difference in the communities that you police, we need you to stand up and be counted.  Recent events, and history, have shown that we need you now more than ever.

A Case for Black Americans to be armed!

I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving holiday was not just full of good times with family and/or friends, but also, thoughtful for what you have.  Some people won’t get to have that.

By now, everyone’s heard what happened with the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri.  Some rioting happened as a result.  We’re going to discuss why that happened.  I assure you, it was not because of one teenager named Michael Brown.  Matter of fact, we’re going to discuss the “why” in quite some detail.  As is often the case, I wanted to wait a moment to cover this until I had a chance to think about it.  This is very serious business.

OpposePoliceBrutalityButAppreciateCopsWe’re also going to discuss the benefits of “Black Friday”, i. e. post-Thanksgiving, sales, from a Second Amendment perspective.  The antis don’t like it that a lot of guns are bought on sale during that shopping period.  I’m going to explain why, to the contrary, it’s a good thing.  That’s right, a good thing.

This is Part 1 of a 2-part series, due to the amount of information we need to cover here.

Lightly Burnin’ – a rapper-style ode to the Second Amendment

Funny what gets into your head, sometimes.  Personally, I blame “Weird Al” Yankovic.  🙂

The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

A few days ago, the idea occurred to me to do this rap song.  While it was inspired by a really funny parody, the subject here is actually pretty serious.  We’re having a midterm Congressional election tomorrow, and while the 2A isn’t the only thing we must consider, I’d say it’s up there, right along with the rest of the Constitution.

The goal here was to try to sound like the rappers do.  I’m a beginner with sound processing, but it seems to have turned out pretty decently.

I hope you enjoy it.  I call it, “Lightly Burnin’.”  Lyrics are located here.


With all apologies to both Chamillionaire and Weird Al, the latter of whose parody of “Ridin’ (Dirty)” (called “White & Nerdy”) was the inspiration for this.

– T

Music Copyright (C) Hakeem “Chamillionaire” Seriki
Lyrics Copyright (C) C. Terrell “Cowboy T” Prude’, Jr.

No, I’m not making any money off of this, so I firmly believe this falls under the “Fair Use” doctrine.

Mission: Impossible? A case for American Muslims to be armed!


But they’re MUSLIMS!!  Come on, that’s Terrorist Central, ain’t it?  We’re patriotic Americans!  It was bad enough with the Blacks; we don’t want THEM armed, too, do we?

Army Cpl. Khalid Rashad Sultan Khan

Nina Davuluri, Miss America 2014

I am taking on what may be an impossible mission for some folks.  We are going to discuss why it’s not just worth respecting, but also right and proper that American Muslims–or anyone else who supposedly “looks similar” (like Indian Hindus and Sikhs) should fully exercise their Second Amendment rights.  After September 11th, I’ve had just over a month to think about this, and I really wanted to take the time to consider it before addressing the subject.  Let’s face it; this idea’s going to scare the daylights out of some of our countrymen.

My fellow Liberals, if we really do believe in the egalitarian ideals that we claim to believe in, then this is something we should support.

The idea for this podcast came from something that a listener sent to me.  You know who you are.  Thank you.

A few reflections on liberty

Today is September 11th, 2014.

9-11Thirteen years ago, something terrible happened in, and to, this country.  Not only did terrorists strike us with unholy amount of evil…but something else struck us as well.

Last month, I made a road trip to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.  Here, an atrocity called the Massacre of Wounded Knee took place.  I also stopped to visit Fort Kearny, which was on the way.  Reflecting generally on the Indian Wars in this country, I couldn’t help but think, “this is what happens when you don’t keep your guns.”

After September 11th, we saw a huge uptick in the militarization of the civilian police forces.  The recent events in Ferguson, MO–the shooting of Michael Brown by Ofc. Darren Wilson–resulted in generally peaceful protests, which were met by military-grade hardware, and tactics, in the hands of the local police.  Now, finally, there’s a national conversation happening about this general police militarization.

This is the result of the post-September 11th mindset.  Security at any cost.  But security for whom, I wonder?  And at the cost of our Constitutional liberties?

Sure, you can trust the Government!

We also discuss what can happen when you don’t follow the Four Rules of Firearms Safety.  One grandmother violated those rules, with tragic results.