Friday, October 24, 2014


"We are annoyed by the assumption on the part of certain public certain figures that the citizen should be able to prove the need to acquire a means of protecting himself. The Citizen's personal needs are no business of the State. Liberty, when in place, grants the right of the Citizen to do what he chooses as long as he does not stamp on the rights of others. Nobody needs caviar or a pleasure boat or opera tickets. Whether he wants these things is, again, no business of the State." - LtCol Jeff Cooper

FWIW I am currently between contracts and am available for combat pistol marksmanship training- interested parties may contact me through link to the right or on Twitter: @sean_linnane


Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Saturday, October 18, 2014


Oklahoma student posts picture of lunch served in accordance school lunch regulations championed by First Lady Michelle Obama and implemented by the USDA

I grew up wolfing down hamburgers and hotdogs and french fries and potato chips - some days I'd eat two burgers and I'd always eat two dogs on hotdog days - or multiple slices of pizza for lunch washed down with a large Coke or Pepsi. Obesity has somehow eluded me:

How the hell are kids supposed to have the energy to stay focused and learn? What the hell is happening to America? I sure as hell didn't spend 25 years serving in defense of this nation to have an un-elected America-hating Socialist bitch tell our kids what they can and cannot eat.

If I was a kid in school today and they served this kind of crap to me, there'd be a food fight in the cafeteria followed up by a good old-fashioned student demonstration and things would get ugly from there.


Friday, October 17, 2014


SFC Weathers died Sept. 30, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, in Germany, from wounds sustained when the enemy attacked his unit with small arms fire Sept. 28, in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.

“From the beginning of his time with 7th Group, Sgt. Weathers was the consummate teammate,” said Col. Robert Kirila, deputy commander for 7th SFG (A), in a news release. “Weathers was critical to the well being of his team and those he mentored. The group mourns the loss of such a great leader and we will support his family in every way possible.”

Weathers joined the Army in January 2003. He attended individual training at Fort Eustis, Virginia, and graduated as a CH-47 Chinook helicopter repairer. He was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. Weathers deployed twice with the 101st CAB, first to Iraq in 2005 as a crew chief and to Afghanistan in 2008 as a Flight Engineer.

Weathers volunteered for Special Forces in 2010. He was assigned to the 4th Battalion of the 7th SFG (A) in 2012 and then to the group’s 2nd Battalion in 2014.

Weathers’ awards and decorations include the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon with two Oak Leaf Clusters and the NATO Medal.

Weathers was also the recipient of the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Aviator Badge and the Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his parents, Michael and Jere Weathers of Pollock, Louisiana, and a brother, Dusten and sister, Carrie.

SFC Andrew Weathers will be laid to rest at Arlington Cemetery today, Friday 17 October 2014.

RIP, Brother.



Armed Citizen Update . . . S.L.

An Army veteran was walking outside with his girlfriend near his home in Philadelphia on Sunday when all of a sudden a man threatened the couple with a 13-inch knife. The criminal didn’t know he had several factors working against him.

Firstly, his would-be “victim,” William Lawler, 38, is an Army veteran who retired as a lieutenant after serving for over a decade. That’s strike one. Secondly, he’s a longtime firearms instructor with a license to carry a concealed 9mm Glock. That’s strike two.

However, the failed robber was the one who struck himself out by refusing to listen to the “half-dozen” warnings the veteran gave him. Lawler also immediately drew his firearm as soon as the man started cursing at him and his girlfriend, and that didn’t deter him either.

“At least a half-dozen times, I ordered him to stop,” Lawler told the Philadelphia Daily News.

He ultimately issued one final, nine-word warning: “I don’t want to shoot you, but I will.”

But the seemingly clueless suspect instead walked towards the veteran and his girlfriend.

“I’ll cut you up,” he reportedly threatened.

He wouldn’t even get close as Lawler fired one round into the suspect’s groin when he got within 5 or 6 feet.

“My intent was to stop him, not kill him. I hope he’s OK, and hopefully he will be prosecuted,” Lawler said.

Police later arrested and identified the suspect as Dondi DeCosta, 37. He was treated for the gunshot wound at Aria Health’s Torresdale hospital, where he remained in critical condition on Wednesday, according to police.

DeCosta has an extensive rap sheet and has been arrested 21 times on charges like assault and theft. He will face yet another charge of aggravated assault and other possible charges for his run-in with the Army veteran.

After reviewing the surveillance video, law enforcement officials said Lawler tried to avoid a confrontation before he made the decision to shoot DeCosta.

“I firmly believe that in order to maintain a free society, people need to take personal safety into their own hands,” Lawler told the Philadelphia Daily News. “You should walk around ready and able to protect yourself and others in your community.”



Wednesday, October 15, 2014


As I enjoy my twilight years, I am often struck by the inevitability that the party must end. There will be a clear, cold morning when there isn't any "more." No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat.

It seems to me that one of the important things to do before that morning comes, is to let every one of your family and friends know that you care for them by finding simple ways to let them know your heartfelt beliefs and the guiding principles of your life so they can always say, "He was my friend, and I know where he stood."

So, just in case I'm gone tomorrow, please know this:

I voted against that incompetent, lying, flip-flopping, insincere, double-talking, radical socialist, terrorist excusing, bleeding heart, narcissistic, scientific and economic moron currently in the White House!

Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Got a call on Friday from an "IRS Agent". He informed me that I had been audited on my returns between 2008 and 2012. I was then informed that I had no right to appeal this and if I contacted a lawyer then the IRS would come at me with criminal charges, put a lien on my house, garnish my wages and more.

I told him that I've done my taxes with either Turbo Tax or H&R Block for those years and with Turbo Tax I paid for the audit defense. I told him, I want to know exactly which year specifically and what the issue was.

The "IRS Agent" said I could resolve everything today if I bought some sort of gov't green dot bonds and gave him the serial number of the bond for him to confirm and the associated PIN number with it. Then, after confirming everything, he would then arrange for me to sit down with a local IRS agent to discuss the issue.

Definitely sounded like a scam but he did have my name, address and phone number and seemed to know tax law so I asked him to call me back in 20 minutes. I needed to "contact" my bank.

Oh, his "name" was John Ryan . . . (Jack Ryan - Hunt for Red October - get it?) . . . did a quick google search of his name, phone number and IRS and sure enough, it popped up as an IRS scam. So, now I've been calling him and harassing the heck out of this guy. If anyone receives a call from an IRS Agent calling himself John Ryan, beware . . .

Oh, his phone number - just in case anyone wants to call and "talk" to him - is: 202-241-7436.

Have fun with that. It's a riot!!