Mike Adams

The other night, I made a big mistake. I accidentally scratched one of my Browning gun cases. I could have used some touch-up paint to fix it but I decided that would be too easy. Instead, I just bought another one. It looks great except for the fact that it’s empty. That means it’s time to expand my gun collection.

First and foremost, I want to get a new weapon for personal protection while I’m in my car. For years, I’ve been carrying a Smith and Wesson Model 640 in my center console. I’ve been loading it with 145-grain Winchester silver tips for extra consolation. But, now, I’ve decided to start carrying a Springfield 45 with two 13-round clips in the console. I’m doing it largely because my friend Chris Rowe just bought one. I can’t let Chris collect more guns than I have so I’ll buy that Springfield immediately. If you need more convincing than I did, just check out this link:


I also have some concern that I won’t be prepared for the upcoming turkey season. My sore left shoulder is acting up again so I might not feel comfortable getting caught in the woods armed only with my Benelli Nova 12-gauge pump shotgun. It has a heck of a kick so I’ll probably have to purchase a new Benelli Super Black Eagle II Steady Grip (good for recoil reduction) with a 24-inch barrel and 3 ½-inch chambering. The semi-automatic shotgun can unleash a payload of ammunition faster than Marion Berry can empty a crack pipe. Of course, I could just buy a compensated choke for my Nova but I have a gun safe to fill. If you’re still not convinced, check out this link:


Needless to say, I have plenty of room to get something chambered in 45 Long Colt for an adequate back-up home defense weapon. From now on, my Remington 870 Express Magnum HD (in 12-gauge) will be lying right beside a Taurus Raging Bull. That new Taurus will come in handy when I visit Nantahala, North Carolina where some friends of mine have just purchased a new mountain cabin. When we have our monthly militia meetings (like all good conservative do) we are bound to see an occasional black bear in the vicinity.

Mike Adams

Mike Adams is a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and author of Letters to a Young Progressive: How To Avoid Wasting Your Life Protesting Things You Don't Understand.