I love the internet. I truly am addicted to the wealth of information that can be found at the click of a button. The resources are tremendous. There are sites that can teach you to build a house completely off the grid. Others that will tell you what should be stocked in your cellar to survive "the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it." The knowledge available is limitless in scope and capacity.
This is very true for shooting enthusiasts. There are forums for Ruger owners, Remington owners, Smith & Wesson fanatics, AR nuts, etc. No matter what your gun or caliber of choice, there is a forum for it. No matter what kind of shooting you want to do, there is a forum for it. Wanna shoot pistols competitively? Pick a competitive platform. Wanna shoot only cowboy guns while dressing in clothing from the 1800's? Yeah, we can find you a forum for that, too. Whether you want to build your own firearms, customize your own bullets, or embellish custom guns, there is a forum devoted to your specific niche. Unfortunately, gun forums and survival blogs all seem to be populated by the same group of hateful bastards.
Now, of course, they aren't really the same group. Shooting as a hobby and survival as a mindset seems to draw a certain mold of the population like moths to a bug-zapper. While I scan through thread after thread of useful tidbits from legitimate hobbyists and professionals, I find myself being beaten down by political non-sense. On some forums, every other thread bashes the President, democrats, liberals, progressives, or some other derogatory connotation for people who don't attend their particular church, share their same political view, or their same lack of pigment. It is exhausting to sort through the bullshit to get to the meat and potatoes of the good information. I feel my stomach knotting up as I read through racist posts from bigot after bigot all preaching about how they are "God-fearing Christians" though they can't seem to see past skin color long enough to have any concern for the well-being of others. Quite honestly, it makes me sick.
Now, I promised that my blog wouldn't resort to politics. I fully intend to keep that promise. I don't believe that gun ownership is slated for one party over another. I don't think that patriots come from only one side of the aisle. I don't believe that the art of a gun smith or the science of a skilled marksman belongs to only one particular religion. My goal is what it has always been, to share my love of shooting with others who share that passion. Maybe by reading about the things I am learning in becoming a better marksman, I can help you through similar struggles or share in similar successes.
I've never met a bullet or a gun that cares what color your skin is, what church you attend, or where you place your check mark in the voting booth. I don't think zombies care, and I'm almost positive that invading forces won't care either. If the end of the world as we know it is coming, we will ALL need to know how to shoot and shoot well. My hope, is that everyone can gain from the information presented here. That what you gain helps you on the range or in the field. This blog is a non-discriminatory platform for everyone. I hope that my readers find nothing more than a good bit of information presented in a somewhat entertaining manner. Everyone is welcome here.