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Remembering 2017

Remembering 2017 12/31/2017 Well it was a pretty good year at the Shade household. I took a little more time off and became more involved with my American Legion Post (Post 1776) here in Apple Valley MN. I took over responsibilities for the newsletter and web…

Merry Christmas!

It’s that time of year and we hope you have a Glock or new Armalite on your Christmas list. And it is also time for us to put together our 2018 schedule. All the class south of the river in Apple Valley and Burnsville are now…

The Trump Tax Plan

The founder of La Colombe (Todd Carmichael) recently wrote an op-ed for the Philladelphia Inquirer. In that opinion piece he stated that the effect of the tax bill was to guarantee fatter corporate bottom lines and that it does nothing for the employees. His argument against…

Texas Church Shooting Stopped by Armed Citizen

[Updated 11/06/2017] We know at this point that the shooter was 26 year old Devin Patrick Kelley. Reportedly dishonorably discharged from the Air Force for beating his wife and child. He beat his child so badly he fractured the child’s skull. He received a dishonorable discharge…

Mary Lou Danley and Stephen Craig Paddock via facebook

Las Vegas Massacre 10-02-2017

I don’t know what woke me at 4:30am today, but I thought now that I am up, I’ll go downstairs and grab a banana and go back to bed. I saw the TV was on an my wife had fallen asleep on the couch and there…

A Proper Chicago Dog

There are a few things that we Chicagoans and in my case: Ex-Chicagoan are picky about: Our Cubs, and Bears, music (blues), beer, women, and food. In particular Chicago Dogs and Pizza. Gyros also has a place as a true staple of the Chicago area by…

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Can permit holders carry at the MN State Fair?

Kare 11 T.V. in the Twin Cities had an interesting investigative report on whether the State Fair can post gun banning signs and enforce them by keeping persons who have a permit to carry a pistol from entering the fair. What follows is my take on…

Graduation requirement: Constitution test.

When I went to high school (1966-1970), it was required that all seniors take and pass a test on the Constitution of the United States. Not quite a citizenship test but close. The thinking was that as students and young Americans you should at least be…

GOP Shooter and F.B.I. Analysis

The F.B.I. put forth one hell of a confusing analysis of the GOP shooting on June 14th. What we know: The shooter, James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville Illinois, we know belonged to several leftists groups such as: Boycott the Republican Party Terminate the Republican Party The…

Supreme Court: Offensive & Hateful speech is Protected Speech

In Matal v. Tam the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) denied the application under a Lanham Act provision prohibiting the registration of trademarks that may “disparage . . . or bring . . . into contempt or disrepute” any “persons, living or dead.” 15 U. S.…