The War on Guns – Notes from the Resistance
Northeastern OH – -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand.com’s featured Gun Blogger of the Month, for November 2009, is the The War on Guns Blog at www.waronguns.blogspot.com.
The War on Guns Blogs is the personal blog of David Codrea, National Gun Rights Examiner for Examiner.com, Co-founder, GunTruths and Citizens of America. His commentary has been featured in GUNS AND AMMO, HANDGUNS and GUNS magazines (where he is a featured columnist). Other work of his has been featured on numerous freedom-oriented Internet sites and, to his surprise, he has become a much followed Gun Rights activist who is changing minds on the War on Guns!
War on Guns Blog Interview:
Q: What is your Blog's Official Name?
A: The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance
Q: What is your Name?
A: David Codrea
Q: What is your Online Name that you may post under?
A: I generally post under my real name. On some social media sites, I post as dcodrea.
Q: Where are you located?
A: Northeastern OH.
Q: What is the point of view or purpose of your blog?
A: No-compromise/no sacred cows gun rights activism mixed with social commentary, argument, and occasional twisted humor.
Q: How long has your Blog been active?
A: Since Jan. 2005
Q: What do you do for a living or is your blog a full time job?
A: The blog pays nothing–well, that's not quite true–I think I make a couple hundred bucks a year off of Google ads that never seem to relate to the subject matter. I also am a paid columnist for Guns Magazine and Examiner.com. Stuff I do that's not gun-related I keep separate.
Q: Do you have a specific agenda or goal of your blog?
A: To point to hypocrisies and injustices, and to encourage gun owners to adopt creative ways of responding to them. And also to attract/nurture like minds.
Q: Do you have any other digital sites?
A: Yes, I am the National Gun Rights Examiner for Examiner.com.
and my Guns Magazine columns appear at
Q: What is one thing that you want your readers to know about you?
A: I do this primarily for me.
Q: What was the best thing you did on your blog that go the most reaction from your readers?
A: I don't consider successes based on reader reactions. I'm happy to help nudge the dialog in the direction of what some would call a more “radical” insistence on having our rights recognized.
Q: What was the worst thing you did on your blog that go the most reaction from your readers?
A: I just don't think in terms of bests and worsts. There will always be those who don't like what I do or the way I do things. I truly don't let it bother me.
Q: Obviously since we are featuring you your blog is Pro gun? What do you think the outlook is for the future of gun rights in America?
A: Without a major social upheaval, which history shows us can happen to any people at any time, I believe we're looking at some expansion on the status quo, with continued federal, state and local efforts to advance “reasonable restrictions.” In other words, I don't believe any group in power voluntarily cedes it without some form of “or else” disincentive. I fear all that needs happen for an infringement to stand is for the Supreme Court to refuse to hear a challenge and for gun owners to accept it.
Q: What is your favorite firearm and why?
A: I guess my M1 Garand. It's fun, plus I appreciate its history and ingenious design, and have never once hurt my thumb.
Q: What hunting or shooting sports hobbies do you have?
A: When I get time, I enjoy introducing new people to shooting more than any other aspect of it.
Q: Of the topics you cover what do you enjoy writing about the most?
A: I always get a kick out of letting rights abusers know what I think of them. And it's fun to expose celebrity hypocrites and ignorant propagandists masquerading as journalists.
Q: What things would you like to do or expand in your blog to in the future?
A: The blog itself will probably stay as is for a while. I've got a domain name for it but it's still on blogspot, and I suppose I could jazz up the template, but I'm really more into substance than appearance and it's just not a big enough priority for me, especially with the focus on writing daily Gun Rights Examiner columns.
Q: What would you like to say to those that are anti gun or maybe just unsure of the purpose of guns in our society today?
A: I don't try to change minds. There are plenty out there trying to fill that niche, and that's not for me. I will encourage and welcome those with open minds. If I can get them to dip their toe in the pool, then maybe wade in and splash around, some will venture into deeper waters. But my function is to say what's on my mind. If it resonates with some, fine. If it doesn't, I'm not going to let them impede my efforts.
Q: What parting remarks or comments you would like to make or promote?
A: I'd like to ask those who regularly read my stuff, those who think they get value from it. to help me promote it by sharing links. The Examiner column in particular has proven to be quite an interesting adventure. I started out with a local column just over a year ago and it has now expanded to a national column with other Gun Rights Examiners in 16 cities. That has potential to reach an even wider audience, but we can't do it alone–we hope our readers will share links and an intro paragraph with their friends in emails, on blogs, forums, etc (but please don't republish the entire column or people won't visit our pages.) And don't forget to check out Guns Magazine every month.
Thanks for the opportunity to introduce myself to your visitors here. I appreciate it.
The War on Guns Blog is a great place to check out daily for Davids' personal comments and quick notes on The War on Guns.