Waffle House Shooter’s Father Denies LEOs Told Him To Keep Guns From Son

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On April 22, 2018, around 3:00 a.m., a practically naked mass shooter with an AR-15 entered a Waffle House in Nashville and opened fire. In 42 seconds he killed four people and injured four more. The shooting was stopped by a hero – an “ordinary” guy – who refused to be a hapless victim. This […]

Attorney Receives $28,184.81 Worth of Guns For Legal Work; Bar Complaint Filed

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The full story is covered here on the excellent Legal Profession Blog. In a nutshell, an Ohio gun seller incurred over $27,000 in legal fees. One of the law firm’s partners took items in trade for the debt. That can be permissible if done properly. The problem here is that the lawyer did not pay […]

Speaking Engagement – The Well Armed Woman

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For the third consecutive year, Reed Martz will present to the Oxford, Miss. (north Mississippi) chapter of The Well Armed Woman, a national non-profit organization formed to educate, equip, and empower women to take personal responsibility for their safety.  Reed’s November 20th presentation will cover topics including the use of justifiable self-defense, how to prepare for […]

Restoring the right to own a firearm to non-violent offenders

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Following the United States Supreme Court’s landmark cases in Heller and McDonald, the courts have slowly been recognizing that not all criminal convictions should operate as a lifetime ban on a felon’s – or maybe even a misdemeanor convict’s – fundamental right to own a firearm for self-defense.  Although Mississippi has some procedures for restoring […]

Come and see what the Lord shall do

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We all get discouraged.  Even David, a man after God’s own heart, was frequently wearied by his circumstances.  But we Christians should take heart. Our God is neither deaf nor inattentive.  When you are struggling with despair, remember the Lord’s awesome power. As Asaph encouraged in Psalm 77: 10 Then I thought, “To this I will […]

Knife Laws in Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, and Elsewhere

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Mississippi’s knife laws are already covered in depth on this website but readers can find another source of information on the knife laws of Mississippi as well as Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Alabama, Texas, and Mississippi here. The site also has some interesting articles such as how to make your own pepper spray. I’ll leave that […]

The Misleading Nature of Gun Control Arguments

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In today’s Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal’s editorial section was an article written by Cathy Grace, “a Tupelo resident and a member of IndivisibleNEMS, a group who respects the Second Amendment and advocates for a reasonable approach the role of federal and state government should play to protect the rights and lives of all Americans.”  That sounds […]

Stolen Firearms – Should Owners Be Liable?

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I am constantly and utterly amazed at the number of firearms that are stolen from unlocked vehicles.  I find it hard to blame a victim when a firearm is stolen from their home in a burglary or robbery, but it is a tough pill to swallow when a pistol, rifle, or shotgun is stolen from a […]

Mississippi’s guns-in-trunks (parking lot statute) cases to proceed

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As described in detail at this page, Mississippi law restrains employers, both public and private, from establishing, maintaining, or enforcing “any policy or rule that has the effect of prohibiting a person from transporting or storing a firearm in a locked vehicle in any parking lot, parking garage, or other designated parking area.” On Thursday, […]

My first suppressor purchase

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I purchased my first suppressor, a Dead Air Mask HD, .22 caliber, from TGC Outdoors on July 5, 2016.  The choice was easy based on the strong recommendation from the owner, Josh Gregory, whom I have found extremely knowledgeable and reliable.  Josh explained why he recommended the Mask but did not pressure me into purchasing […]