In an effort to understand the whole story, I contacted both Rock River Arms and Springfield Armory regarding the proposed Gun Dealer Licensing legislation in Illinois.  Obviously I am against any federal or state gun law.  I challenge you to think outside of the normal frenzied hysteria box and ask yourself if you completely understand what businesses go through on a daily basis regarding government overreach.  Research government regulations and ask people you know who own businesses what it is like.  Enter the realm of objective thinking before jumping on a bandwagon.  This is the mind of a person who believes in freedom.

A few vlogs from NRA 2017

These are a few links to pro 2nd Amendment websites.  They have a vast amount of resources and information for gun owners and sportsmen alike.

Every 2nd Matters

Gun Owners of America

National Rifle Association

Second Amendment Foundation

Sisters of the Second Amendment

National Association for Gun Rights

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Florida Carry

Georgia Carry

Keep and Bear Arms

Gun Cite

This is a short list. If you have suggestions please leave them in the comments below. Now go fight for your rights!

 

Remember this? H.R.3799 - Hearing Protection Act of 2015? Maybe you do. But most likely you had forgotten about it.  GunLaws

I started RepealGunLaws.com back in 2013 because I thought people [mainly conservatives] were ready to make real change in Washington.  The truth is, I found out through this experiment, that people will accept just about anything their government will impose on them.   I chuckle to myself now when I hear people like Glen Beck suggest that Americans would be capable of a civil war.  I have this image of fat Americans [like myself] grabbing their AK's only to find themselves stopping at McDonald's on the way to the fight.

The Hearing Protection Act of 2015 should have been a slam dunk.  Any congressman involved should have feared for their job and rushed to pass this law.  But dudes in DC know better.  They know that the day after the Hearing Protection Act went to committee, the American people changed the channel and were more concerned about what video game PewDiePie was playing than what happened to the Hearing Protection Act of 2015.

My experience with RepealGunLaws.com taught me something about humans and about life, so I decided to create GunsandGearVids.com to reconnect with the common youtuber and bring back the old days of raw video.  The days when content was king and video editing took a back seat [mainly because cameras sucked back then but whatever].  I have not given up on activism, I am just reminded that people need a break from politics every now and then and that in the end, the American people will make the right decision.

By the way, this is the committee where the bill is stuck now.  Please email Rep. Louie Gohmert and ask him to push the Bill through.

 

 

UPDATE - The fundraiser is over and was a huge success!  Thanks all!

Hello all out there on the interwebs!  I want to thank everyone who has donated and helped to make our Crickett Fundraiser a success for 2016.  We have till the 20th of December to raise a few more bucks for the cause.

Please check to see that your name is listed on the donor list.  This is the list the Crickett rifle and the AR-10 will be drawn from.  There are some entries that are hidden that are listed as "Pending".  This means the Paypal transaction did not go through for some reason.  I have seen this happen a few times with this donation software so I want to make sure, if you think you donated, that the transaction went through and your name is on the list.

The easiest way to check is to verify your Paypal account for the transaction.  If your name is not on the donor list, you can try to donate again. Those who have tried again, have had success the second time.  I apologize for any inconvenience but I am just trying to make sure everyone is happy with the results of the fundraiser.  This also means there are about $300 in donations listed as pending that could be going to a good cause.  So please check your status by checking the donor list. 

Again, a BIG thanks to all of you and if you get a chance, help spread the word that it will be coming to an end soon and the funds will be given to Active Heroes sometime around Christmas.

Go here and click on "Donors" to check to see if your name is on the list!

Sincerely,

ArtisanTony

OK, this is it!  These are the entries.  If you do not see your name listed where you think it should be, let me know.  The deadline has past for uploading new entries. You can only win once.  One alternate winner will be drawn in each category.  If winner does not contact me within one week after drawing video is released, the alternate will receive the items.  Also, if original winner is not eligible to receive item/s (i.e. Ruger 10/22 or knife) The alternate will receive the items. The drawing will be Monday or Tuesday and the video will be uploaded nolater than Tuesday night, March 8, 2016. Good luck!

60kGiveawayEntries

chattanooga victims ThumbI will always remember the men who died this day and the police officers of the Chattanooga Police Department who responded and saved lives. I was only a few miles away as it was happenening.  I was on my way to get supplies at the lumber company I trade with when it was happening.  You hear about these events and they really do not seem real to a degree but this one was in my back yard. I want people to remember what happened.

This article will serve as a place for me to post links and pictures to keep the history of this event close to me and others who care.

Links;

Hangout 9PM EST July 16, 2016

Chattanooga Times Free Press Article

Wiki Page on Event

The prize packages for ArtisanTony's 60K Giveaway are as follows;

1.  Guns - Ruger 10/22 with custom stock and barrel. Also comes with Bushnell rimfire scope.

2.  Gear - Day pack with Mora Campanion, ferro rod, MRE, Gunwebsites Kalashnikov ID playing cards, Vanquest FATpack, Vanquest RFID Wallet and Going Gear key chain light.

3.  Bushcraft - Book, Advanced Bushcraft signed by Dave Canterbury, Book, Forager's Harvest, Mora Companion, ferror rod, Vanquest Maximizer and IV8888 Tactical Soap.

4.  Prepper - (2) Emergency Food Packs, Kalashnikov ID Playing cards,  Voidhawk LED Flashlight and Vanquest Maximizer with miscellaneous items.

5.  ANE - Choice of Bushcraft Stephi Painting or Voidhawk LED Flashlight kit, MRE and Kalashnikov ID Playing cards.

Watch the video below to see these in detail;