Celebrate Independence Day with Caution

Dawn Shooting the Ar15 Rifle
Dawn Shooting the Ar15 Rifle : The AR15 is getting a bad rap. There is so much misinformation communicated through both ignorance and malice. It’s time to set the record straight.
The Well Armed Woman
The Well Armed Woman

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Sadly, more terror attacks fill the airwaves and have us greatly concerned and pained to witness yet more unnecessary slaughter of innocent life.

Our collective heart breaks for those lives lost and for the families and friends that are left behind in agony.

I can only speak for myself, but managing the full spectrum of emotions and anger is a challenge.

I struggle to find the right avenues to channel them all in a positive, constructive manner.

Yes, I do my share of yelling at the TV screen as pundits and politicians rally to once again demonize firearms as if they were responsible.

They posture and politicize the very serious issues and true causes of this cancer plaguing our world. That does little good in the scheme of things and only offers me temporary relief. So what do we do?

What can we do that will help, even in a small way to contribute to solving the problems and protect ourselves, our families and our Second Amendment rights?

As we celebrate the birth of our country and its independence we are reminded of the glorious freedoms we are so incredibly blessed to have in this country. Let’s start off with pride in all that this country stands for and in gratitude that we are not forced to live in oppression like so many around the world. From this place of gratitude, we must commit or re-commit to protecting all that so many have suffered and died to protect.

Hold your family close, create and train your family’s emergency plans, be situationally aware EVERYWHERE, check all of your self-protection gear, expand your defensive training skills and lastly, get active politically.

Talk to those around you and educate them on firearms and on what the Second Amendment means to you personally. I say this regularly… Know your story and share it! Contact your elected officials over and over again and pay attention to Second Amendment issues all over the country As I shared in a recent speech I gave:

“It’s tempting to shake our heads and say, ‘I’m glad that’s not in my state.’ We must resist this urge and recognize that what we see happening in other states is not only a sneak peak at what the true agenda is and what is likely coming to your state one day, but it is chipping away at the health of our Second Amendment. Bit by bit it is being eroded and undermined until one day it is rendered useless and it topples.”

Our rights are already frayed down to a thread. WE, you and I, must begin to work together and stitch by stitch diligently darn it back together.

Stay aware, train and stay safe!

My best,

Carrie Lightfoot


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We should not be frightened by ISIS if the democrats would stop messing with the second amendment we would have the ability to protect ourselves,if you have a gun without the stupid restrictions.Why They Have no rules.Always remember “If they say guns kill people,I guess pencils misspell words,cars drive drunk and spoons make people fat!!!!!Time to wake up America

R. Hardy (former U.S. Army Ranger )

Seriously?!? I find it hard to even begin to read an article when it starts out with bad info or the wrong corresponding picture as it shows a lack of knowledge. Let me guess Carrie Lightfoot, it’s the “Black Gun” stereotype right? Because they’re black and they all look alike then they all must be an AR15s right? The gun community is being scrutinized already because of the AR15 and with the recent night club shooting with a look alike Sig Sauer MCX and then I see this article with a Kel Tec CMR30 being labeled an AR15. Is it… Read more »

Clark Wayne Richardson Sr

I’ve been involved in shooting sports for most of my life which is over 64 years. This includes teaching young people in the Eagle Scouts 4H and junior olympics. When we lived in Arizona I was involved in quick draw where I earned my trophies for fast draw. All of this and more while in my home state of California being a home grown progressive liberal! When people clump or lump others into a mold which has no basis of fact it only shows their ignorance. I support the second amendment and reasonable gun control. I’m tired of hearing about… Read more »


I’m tired of reading about dead children too. Every day there’s another one cooked to death in a car or stabbed to death by their mother or overdosing on heroin left out by their loving parents. What I never hear about those children is the outcry blaming the car or AAA or the knife and the Kitchen Tool Association. What I hear is the constant whine of progressive liberals fixating on one method of death and ignoring the fact that it’s not statistically the most common form of death for children. When liberals treat every violent and accidental death with… Read more »


@Clark,I agree ! What makes me uncomfortable is them damn ‘gun free zones’,never Isis !

Matt in Oklahoma

Judging by the title I thought we were going to talk force (family) security against threats on the 4th during celebrations.

Wade Page

That rifle that Dawn is shooting is the Kel-Tec CMR-30. NOT an AR-15. The CMR-30 fires the .22 Magnum cartridge.


,you seem very familiar with that rifle. Do you own one,and if so,are the pretty nice rifles ? I really like the .22mag round.