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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

My Appearance on the Out of Order podcast

I was a guest on James Kaleda's Out of Order podcast yesterday. In addition to talking about Operation Blazing Sword, coming out of the gun closet, and the genie bottle that is state's rights, I was also asked some questions I've never been asked before, like "How can straight people encourage queer people to shoot?" and "What books do you recommend?"

I like it when people ask me new questions, because it feels like I've told the origin of OBS so many times that it's become boring.

Have a listen!

Monday, June 18, 2018

ACP Episode 011: Feel the Love


In This Episode:
  • Erin and Weer'd talk about our friends on Patreon and how much we love them, and the giveaway we're holding for a C-5 9mm AR lower from New Frontier Armory.
  • Our main topic is the revelation that Florida may -- or may not -- have been conducting background checks on their Concealed Weapons Permit applicants.
  • The Egghead tells us all about the benefits of a Ham Radio license and how to get one.
  • Savage1R detours from cryptocurrency to talk about his new AR-15 project, the DB5000.
  • Weer'd fisks part 1 of an anti-gun rant by sex advice podcaster Dan Savage (no relation).
  • David talks about butting heads with very anti-gun people in New York from High School through last year.
  • and Steve talks about some hazards on the job of being a PI, and how things can go from calm to crazy really fast.

Listen to the episode here.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:
  • Thundershirt for dogs
  • Rock Rose flower essence
  • Stripped C-5 Lower
  • Florida Report on NICS Incident
  • Florida NICS Background Checks Reports. Some stuff is not making sense  
  • Tampa Bay Times & Fake News: Background Check were performed after all
Savage Segment:
Weer’d Audio Fisk:

Saturday, June 16, 2018

I Have Begun Writing Fiction Again

It's been years since I had both the urge to write fiction and an idea for a story, but I currently have both so I've started again.

It's a short story about a young woman named Bronislava Artemievna Vinogradova and her heirloom Mosin-Nagant named Grandmother Rifle.

It's basically a love letter to the M91/30 set in an urban fantasy setting.

If you're a Patron of mine, you can read part 1 here and part 2 here.

If you aren't a Patron.. why aren't you?  Go here and sign up today!

Image found on Pinterest. I don't know who originally made it or where it's from. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Fiction Break: A Still Point In Time 4

Stark Expo, 13 June, 1942

Strains of Glenn Miller's In The Mood wafted over the warm summer evening air punctuated by fireworks, masking the groaning sound of the TARDIS landing behind a cotton candy stand. The door opened, and Clara stepped out wearing a cushy beige cardigan and matching dress. She stopped and admired the fireworks bursting in the sky behind the giant globe that sat in the center square of the Expo. The Doctor stepped out behind her and noticed Clara glaring at him.

"What?" he said innocently.

"You insisted that I dress period-appropriate, reasoning that we were guests in this timeline, but here you are in a hoodie and jumper that look like they were attacked by a ravenous pack of moths."

"Oh, that's fine. Here, problem solved," Clara's eyes widened as the wizened visage of the Doctor melted away into that of a woman no older than her, blonde hair in a style fashionable for the 1940s.

"What... wait, what exactly did you just..." Clara was having trouble finding the words to describe what she'd just seen. The Doctor smiled through the young woman's face, and his voice came in a soft American accent as he held up a small device that looked like a pager.

"Image inducer. The TARDIS databanks found it in the aborted timeline and replicated the technology. Because it keeps trying to reassert itself, little parts of the other timeline bleed through. This little gadget is amazing, it's like a cross between the holographic clothes we wore to see the Papal Mainframe and the TARDIS's own perception filter. You probably haven't noticed, but you're speaking in American accent now, too."

Clara clutched at her throat momentarily, but the Doctor strode off in his patent leather pumps, continuing to talk, "Now then, the information I was able to pull out of our rodent friend's temporal dissection says that Captain America himself is witness to the focal point in time that caused the straw to go all bendy. We just have to follow him there and make sure it's fixed."

"And how do we do that? Wouldn't he be off punching Nazis? We are in the thick of World War II," Clara asked, following towards a pair of large statues.

"Easy. I had the TARDIS send him a psychic message. He thinks he's set up a double date with a friend of his and a couple of pretty young girls. Now, the image inducer has me covered, but do you think you can manage to pretend to be a pretty young girl for a few minutes at least?"

Clara bristled for a moment, "Doctor, I am a..." she started, before trailing off as her eye caught a handsome young dark-haired man in a dress uniform. "That must be him, yeah? He's cute. I can't just call him Captain America, though, can I? I mean that's not him yet."

"I think he goes by Bucky now," The Doctor said, fiddling with his screwdriver while Clara flagged down the soldier. He smiled, and approached with his short, slight blonde friend in tow. As they met, the soldier draped his arm around Clara and the Doctor ignored his friend. They all strolled together into the Modern Marvels Pavilion.

To be Concluded

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Pulse: Two Years Later

Words of hope and unity from my friend Courtney Ballard. He's been an immense help to me since the very first moments of Operation Blazing Sword. Not only was he one of the first people to volunteer, he also set up our Facebook page when I was overwhelmed with everything else.

Thank you, Courtney!


Monday, June 11, 2018

ACP Episode 010: Promotion & Proliferation


In This Episode
  • Erin and Weer'd discuss getting the word out:
    • ... about the podcast.  We'd like to have our listeners sharing ACP with others so that more people can enjoy the show.
    • ... about Operation Blazing Sword, available swag, and the upcoming active shooter event. (Erin please flesh out the details of the event a little better for me)
    • ... about your local Second Amendment groups who do the lion's share of work for improving our rights. Join your local group, and get others to join as well!
  • One of our new contributors, Egghead, gives a primer on amateur (ham) radio.
  • Weer'd fisks a video of Robert Reich laughably called "5 Points to Counter the NRA"
  • David, our other new contributor, talks about being pro-gun in a massively anti-gun state in "Gun Lovers and Other Strangers".
  • and Steve talks about crime and gun laws in the city of Detroit, and then about volunteering for Rick Ector's group Legally Armed In Detroit where he helped instruct 700 women on the safe operation of pistols. 

Listen to the episode here.

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Show Notes

Main Topic:
Weer'd Audio Fisk:
Tales From the Trunk:

Saturday, June 9, 2018

ONE AIM Community Seminar

Operation Blazing Sword is proud to present our first Community Safety Seminar!

ONE AIM is a 90-minute presentation on active shooter survival techniques, presented by experts in this field, including Orlando first responders. The discussion will include considerations as a legally armed civilian caught up in the midst of an active shooter situation.


Admission is FREE, but seating is limited and attendees must RSVP via this link: http://mindgame-productions.com/event/one-aim-seminar/

Special thanks to Brownells, Inc. for sponsoring this event!

ONE AIM Community Safety Seminar
Saturday, July 14, 2018
1 pm – 3 pm
Roth Family Jewish Community Center
851 N. Maitland Avenue
Maitland, FL 32751


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