In November, four friends from as far away as Kansas, bit the bullet and traveled to Boondocks FTA™ for 4 days of firearms training. The group took two days of Carbine (Basic & Defensive Carbine) with John Roberts and 2 Days (Defensive Pistol 1) of handgun training with Darrell Carey. After arriving back home, they…

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While the 2020 Election isn’t official yet, come 2021 we will likely dealing with a new administration in the White House. In today’s politically divided climate, half of America is glad and the other half is upset. As an advocate for the 2nd Amendment, I am just concerned. While the media and some organizations are…

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Last month I got an email from a reporter with Agence France-Presse (French Press Agency). They wanted to do an interview with me at Boondocks FTA about the recent surge in gun sales here in the United States. I was initially reluctant to do a news story with a European News Agency, especially about guns,…

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Prepare for the Pattern! Recently, violence erupted again after an officer involved shooting in Kenosha, WI.  Before any evidence was even released about the details of the shooting, violent protests took over the city.  Businesses were looted and burned while police were unable to keep the peace.  Things became so bad that business owners and…

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On March 8, 2020, right before the Pandemic shut everything down. I completed Massad Ayoob’s Mag 40 class here at Boondocks FTA. The 4-day class includes 20 hours of classroom and 20 hours of range time.  While I love being out on the Range, the classroom portion called “Armed Citizen’s Rules of Engagement” was a real eye-opener.…

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With the release of the cell phone video last week, the Ahmed Arbery case out of Georgia has become national news. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the guilt or innocence of Arbery or the McMichaels. The facts of the entire case are still unclear and it may take months before all the details…

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Here at Boondocks FTA™ we are seeing a huge uptick in new gun owners coming into the Pro Shop.  Recently we had to turn a few away because the National Instant Background Check System became overwhelmed and crashed and we were not able to conduct a background check on the individuals.  We are hearing similar…

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Fear – noun – an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. Quotes from Massad Ayoob with the Massad Ayoob Group from the MAG40 with Massad Ayoob recently here at Boondocks FTA. “Fear is to your mind, what pain is to your body.”…

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Assault Weapons

On February 17, the Virginia Senate Judiciary Committee failed to pass HB 961 also known as the “Assault Weapons” ban. Instead, the Committee “sent the proposal to a state commission for further study.” Virginia gun owners cheered what appears to be a win after the huge Lobby Day rally in January, however, there are still…

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VA Lobby Day

On Monday, January 16th 20,000 plus gun owners showed up at the Virginia State Capitol to protest newly filed anti-gun laws in the Virginia legislature. Despite the media’s prediction of mass riots and chaos, Twenty thousand gun owners all showed up in one place at one time and NOTHING bad happened. However, NOTHING good happened…

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