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Because it doesn't say, "Unless the government decides that you don't need it!"

Cold Dead Hands


I’m not sure how far these posts reach but if you read this please share it. Facebook sees fit to force their liberal viewpoint upon all of us. Yes, it’s their website but it is still America and those of us that live here expect our 1st. Amendment rights to be respected, no protected!

How long will we, as a free people, continue to allow our rights to be parsed and dissected by a government that was never meant to have that kind of power in the first place? How long will we allow corporations to decide what we see as “news”?

I fear that this country is on the brink of a new American Revolution. I fear this not because it will be messy, but because it will bring out everyone’s true colors. There will be those that stand and fight for what’s right, even at the cost of their own lives. Sadly there will be those who will kowtow to the new boss just like they did to the old boss. They will gladly report their neighbor for subversive behavior, all to save their own miserable lives.

Please support Cold Dead Hands on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/colddeadhands/?fref=nf and on their website cdh2a.com. They deserve our help and support. They are working to protect our 2nd. Amendment rights every day.


Stand tall & fight the good fight! #takebackthe2nd.org


We the People…

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America…”

When the Founding Fathers set forth to write the papers that would be the foundation of our great nation they knew that one day there would be a challenge to the concepts of freedom that they had just fought so dearly for. They wanted to give future generations the inspiration to defend their God given rights. Well fellow patriots the time has come to rise up and defend our rights, not as Californians, but as United States citizens!

I am grateful to be able to host California 2nd Amendment Protestors Against De Leon, Newsom, and Others’ brochure and welcome fellow patriots to the fight. We need to put aside our differences and focus on our common goal of defending not just our 2nd. Amendment rights but all of our rights as liberal California politicians seek ways to attack our God given rights. They didn’t give them to us and they cannot take them away!

Please follow the link below to download and print the brochure. Keep them in your car, truck, desk at work, anywhere that you can educate the masses to what they stand to lose if even one right is stripped away.  2A-2

Stay vigilant and Fight the good fight!



A Plinker’s Puck

Hey everyone,

If you’re like me, you try to find ways to repurpose used containers instead of just tossing them in the trash. I have several round mint containers piling up and I’ve been trying to figure out a use for them. I keep my work-out headphones in one, but I was at a loss for the others. Driving with my 9 y/o son the other day, he looked at me and said, “It would be cool if you could keep some of your ammo in them.” Out of the mouths of babes!

As soon as I got home, I washed one of them out and set it to dry. Even putting a silica packet in it the next day, to make sure I got all of the moisture out of it. If the silica packet is small enough you can even fit it in with the ammo. They hold an even 50 .22 bullets in each “puck”. That really comes in handy if you buy .22s in bulk, and if you don’t, you should! It also replaces the little rectangular 50 ct. ammo boxes that can be a hassle to open once they get banged around. They are also reusable and fit in your pocket. Wanna track and rotate your ammo? Write on the lid with a permanent marker. When you reload the puck simply clean off the writing with some hand sanitizer. (BOOM! a tip within a tip!)

When you’re dealing with ammo, portability is the key and these round containers fit easily into your pocket, purse and even your bug out bag. 10 little pucks can be spread throughout your bag, or even fellow shooters, redistributing the weight more evenly. They also make it easier to share ammo with said fellow shooters, toss them a puck instead of your whole box.

If you find this useful, please share it with your friends. Do you have a “hunter’s hack” or other useful idea you’d like to share? Please feel free to share it on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/takebackthe2nd/

As always, thanks for reading my blog & God Bless America! #takebackthe2nd

mint container container with silica

container with ammo & box container with ammo & 500 ct box

The Horse You Rode in on…


Hey gang,

My fellow Admins and I owe you all an apology. We have been fairly quiet lately and we feel like we’ve let you all down. Life tends to get in the way, what with admin 1 moving out of state, but not out of mind to the beautiful free country of Texas. Admin 2 is spending what little free time he has with his beautiful new born baby girl, and lastly Admin 3 has been focused on finding work after rehabbing his knee (again!)

Honestly, we didn’t create this platform as a soapbox for we 3 to climb upon and preach to the cheap seats any time we got pissed off at the government. Well, technically we did, but not as an end product. Takebackthe2nd.org was envisioned as a clearing house of information and a place to find like-minded patriots.

Picture if you will a pub back in 1775, a dark and slightly dank Inn where you could get a pint and a bowl of chowder. It was a place where you felt safe to vent about the tyrannical ruler of the day and find others with useful information and a like mind. Of the several pictured above I believe that we would have set up camp at “The Horse You Came in on Saloon”. We’re just sarcastic like that.

We want everyone reading this to feel like it is your tavern too. As far as the Facebook page goes, if you see an article that relates to the cause, post it! If you have a question or even just a rant, post it! The only thing we ask is to PLEASE keep the memes to a bare minimum. There’s plenty of pages for that.

If you are a passionate writer and would like to post an article to the tbt2 website please forward it to me. We welcome your input. No, we need your input. We can only do so much on our own. Let us know what you want to see. Let us know what you’ve seen. Have an idea for a group outing? Whatever you’ve got, let us know. Bottom line is it can’t be a community without you.


Thank you for your time and God bless America!






I’m mad as hell & I hope you are too!

I have been reading a lot lately, as I’m sure many of you have about the gun grabbing attempts on both the local level (CA AB1014) as well as the Federal level (no fly/no guns, among many others). Now, I don’t know your temperament, your pain threshold, but I’m fed up! Our rights are being stripped away right under our noses, all in the name of safety. Ironically, I have never felt less safe in regards to our own government!

The government is making decisions that are “for the greater good”, but the only ones benefiting from their decisions are themselves and their cronies! They are setting up a system of controls where your rights are no longer rights but privileges to be given and taken away on a whim by the supreme leader!

The Federal government has become too bloated and powerful. It holds powers that the Founding Fathers never intended it to have. In fact they created checks and balances to keep this sort of thing from happening! So what happened? NOTHING! Every time politicians overstepped their bounds, nothing happened.

Get caught lying: sit in the “hot seat”, feign ignorance, create a distraction, and wait for the next news cycle. BOOM problem solved! When did this become SOP for the Federal government? How did they become more powerful then We the People?

Since when is the President able to simply go against our wishes and force his will on us? If he doesn’t get his way he acts like a selfish child and goes around Congress and creates executive orders to do whatever he wants! Even worse than that is the fact that NO ONE in Congress does a damn thing about it!

This, my fellow patriots is what we’ve all been talking about. Obviously talking isn’t working! The liberals don’t care about your rights except to take them away. Are we going to continue to sit around and complain about it on Facebook? Or is it time to take a stand, actually stand up, and decide to do something?

Please don’t like this post if that’s all you’re willing to do. I’m not writing this to get a lot of likes. I’m writing this post to see who’s willing to unite with fellow gun owners and make a difference! We have been vilified long enough! I for one am tired of being blamed for the actions of a few whack-jobs or local terrorists.

We’re asking you to comment on what & where you’re willing to take a stand! Is it in front of the local sheriff’s office? Is it a road trip to Sacramento to openly protest the do-nothing politicians who are allowing or supporting the stripping away of our rights? You tell us, what are you willing to do to defend your basic rights?

We’re asking you all to share this post, along with your own personal feelings on the subject. Tell us, tell everyone how you feel! Tell us you’re mad! If you’re not mad, then you are part of the problem. I’m mad! I personally have been told by a local “NRA guy” to “NOT protest, to not make a scene because it will end up benefiting the gun grabbers unless we get 250,000 people to show up…” Well I may not know the political games that they play in the state and Federal level, but I know that I am fed up with being a part of the group that always loses! Always gives up our rights!

I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth; banks are going bust; shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter; punks are running wild in the street & universities , and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it.

We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat. And we sit watching our TVs while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be!

We all know things are bad — worse than bad — they’re crazy.

It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out any more. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we’re living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, “Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my internet, and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.”

Well, I’m not going to leave you alone.

 “I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot. I don’t want you to write to your Congressman, because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the gun grabbers, the liberals and ISIS and the crime in the street.

All I know is that first, you’ve got to get mad. You’ve gotta say, “I’m a human being, goddammit! My life has value!”

So, I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window, open it, and stick your head out and yell, “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!!”

I’m amazed at how little I had to change from that famous rant of forty years ago. But, don’t yell out your window, your neighbors will probably call the cops and tell them that you’re a danger to yourself and others… Instead, go to the NRA, the CRPA, the GOA, whoever you ally yourself with and tell them how mad you are! Ask them what they are doing to make a difference in this mess! More importantly ask them how you can help!

Yes, you actually have to get involved. No more sitting on the sidelines, waiting to be told what to be offended by. No more waiting for the talking heads on the nightly news to tell you about your rights being taken away “for your own good”! It’s time to be on the nightly news! It’s time to take a stand, and take our country back! It’s time to make America an object of pride, not embarrassment.

If you don’t belong to any gun rights group shame on you! We need leadership & direction. We need organization & focus. Most are fairly inexpensive to join and have the mechanisms in place to make an impact. But they can’t do it alone, you have to step up and do your part. Freedom is never free!

If you are part of the NRA, search for your local Member’s Council. They hold monthly meetings you can attend to hear what’s being done in your community. I plan on attending the next MC meeting in my area & I urge you to as well.

Bottom line is, we don’t have the answers, but we need to start asking questions and demanding answers. We need to find who will hold our representatives’ feet to the fire! We also need to be willing to get in there and stoke the flames when needed. What are you willing to do?



Stand up, do your part & GOD bless America!



The Liberals Are Coming…

happiness is a warm gun mug

This morning I was minding my own business, drinking my coffee out of my new gun mug (Thank you Sabrina!) perusing the internet when I was assaulted by an offensive headline that read: Hillary Clinton’s 25% Gun Tax! *HC

That is why we as pro-2A people need to get the word out there! We need to make sure that we pull the fence sitters off on our side. They don’t have to like, shoot or even own a gun but everyone needs to understand that “The Liberals are coming!” after our rights! Today it’s gun rights; tomorrow it’s our freedom of speech, or our right to a trial by our peers! Insert whatever right that you hold dear, they are all on the chopping block once the overlords start making decisions for us! This once great country was founded on our freedom!

As soon as we allow (either by voting for them or even just by doing nothing) politicians to modify or straight up take away even one of our rights we’ve set precedence for the government to decide what is best for us. Do you want Big Brother deciding how many bullets you can buy in a given period? Do you want BB saying that “they” know better than you what’s best for your children?

Starting January 1, in California if anyone in your family reports you as “a threat to yourself or others”, the police can confiscate your weapons for 21 days without you ever being questioned. *CA. I’m grateful that my wife is very stable & pro-gun!

New York has already tried to decide whether or not you should be allowed to order that large soda. Now they’ve set their sights on how many bullets you should be trusted with! State Senator Roxanne Persaud (D-19) and Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon (D-52) want to pass a law that would limit ammo purchases to twice the capacity of the firearm during a 90-day period (3 months)! *NY

I know, “That’s in New York, it doesn’t affect me…”  Or “Those crazy CA laws would never fly in my state…” New York and California are becoming watershed states when it comes to gun laws. To paraphrase Frank, “If Libs can… pass it there, they’ll pass it … anywhere…” That’s why it’s so damned important to vote in every election! Get informed, be heard, & make a difference!

I do realize that my rants lately have been voter related, but until we take to the streets in civil disobedience, demanding our Second Amendment rights we have to hit them where it hurts most, in the ballot box. I urge you to talk to your conservative & moderate friends about protecting their rights. Talk to your liberal friends, if you have any, at your own risk…
Take a stand & GOD bless America! #takebackthe2nd


Do your own homework here –

*HC http://www.alloutdoor.com/2015/09/10/hillary-clintons-25-gun-tax/






THIS, ladies and gentlemen is WHY we can’t have nice things! People so often don’t vote because “It won’t matter…” “They already know who’s gonna win…” “I don’t have a dog in this fight…” You NEED to get out and vote, make sure your range buddy votes, make sure your carpool members vote (depending on their slant anyway…), make sure that anybody that agrees with your way of thinking votes! It is our duty to make sure that every conservative American votes in every election!

If you don’t vote, then you are not allowed to whine, complain or even post any “anti-their guy” memes. You give up that right when you don’t vote. Sadly, that’s not the only right that you stand to lose by not voting. The liberal Democrats have made it very clear what will be in their cross-hairs if they win. The 2nd Amendment will likely be drastically changed if they retain the White House. If you won’t vote, then I doubt that you will actually take a stand if they come for your guns. The time to take a stand is now! Take the fight to them, don’t wait for it to come to your yard.

Do we have the perfect pool of nominees to choose from? Hell no! But we need to play the hand that’s dealt us. We need to be in contact with our local, state & Federal representatives, to remind them that they work for us! I know that that’s not always an easy thing to do, most of my Reps are Democrats but I still send them emails explaining how I feel about any given situation. Do they care? Probably not, did I do my due diligence, yes. I also found a state Senator that is very pro-gun and I have made a point of staying in his peripheral.

I believe that education is a direction that our group will gravitate towards because education is a cornerstone to any movement. Gun education, voter education and Constitutional education are three areas that are desperately underserved. Especially in the universities and colleges where liberal professors teach young Americans to be entitled, offended and afraid of loud noises. If you have knowledge in one of those areas, PLEASE contact us! We are still in the developmental stages and could use some guidance and volunteers.

Lastly, if you agree with any of our posts please comment and let us know. If you disagree with any of our posts, let us know! We aren’t here merely to entertain you but to elicit thought and discussion. Through interaction we all learn from each other.


Thank you for your time & GOD bless America!


Which rights should the government allow us to have?

This was written in response to a Facebook post by terrified liberal DEMANDING extreme gun control now!


I’m tired of the leftist elite, Hollywood stars and politicians screaming for gun control while hiding behind armed guards. Why are their lives more important then the rest of us?

If you choose to be unarmed subjects then go right ahead and sign on the dotted line, giving up your Second Amendment rights. While you’re at it, let’s allow the government to choose what other rights you don’t need.

I. After all, if the government decides for you what religion you should follow then there won’t be any need for religious arguments. They’ll take care of the news media too, only allowing “proper” news.

II. You’ve already agreed that “we the people” don’t need guns to keep us safe, the government will do that.

III. If the government decides that they need to house soldiers or otherwise commandeer your belongings, it’s probably for the best.

IV. If the police don’t have to have probable cause to search your house then they can make sure that you’re safe, even from yourself. You might possess something not “state approved”.

V. Let’s allow the courts to decide how many times you can be tried for a crime and force you to incriminate yourself. They can also decide that your personal property would better off used by the state, after all they know best.

VI. Perhaps if the government decides that you’ve committed a crime they may need to incarcerate you for an extended period of time so they can build a case against you. It would probably make someone uncomfortable if they had to face you in court to accuse you of a crime so let’s keep them private.

VII. Let’s face it, jury duty can be such a hassle, so the government can decide your guilt or innocence from here on out.

VIII. If the government thinks you’re guilty, you probably are so take your punishment like a good subject.

IX. If they aren’t spelled out then I guess no other rights exist…

X. And lastly, let’s allow the federal government to decide what powers it should ultimately wield. Again, they know what’s best for us!

Would that make you all feel warm and safe? Who needs all of these rights anyhow? Way too much thinking and decision making for us, let’s let THEM decide what rights they will GIVE us… Mind that slope, it’s kinda slippery.


Welcome to the Take back the 2nd’s new forums!

Things are really happening around here! The only thing missing is your interaction. So our Webmaster put in a speed-bump in the form of the Take Back the 2nd’s community forums. This is your chance to ask questions, share your knowledge maybe even brag about a recent purchase or hunt. It can be whatever you make it to be.

The basic forum rules apply, and for the record you should read them. Basically it boils down to if you’re looking to flame someone or belittle someone’s lack of knowledge, well that’s what Facebook is for. This is meant to be a place to talk about guns and gun accessories. Don’t be afraid to be the first to post. If you post it, they will come.

Let us know what you think, let us know how we’re doing, Hell let us know you’re out there!

A bonding moment

My father called me tonight just to check in and see how my family was doing. I hadn’t talked to him since we’d taken up the cause of the Second Amendment, so I told him what we were doing. A little background on my father: He served stateside in the Air Force during the 50s & 60s. After leaving the service he became a Deputy Sherriff in Orange County where he served for over 25 years until a medical retirement. Basically he is a by the books, no BS man. He is also what I call an “old school father”, never quite comfortable around young kids or expressing too much emotion. At least when I was growing up.

As I explained to him about the restrictions on ammo that Gavin Newsom was trying to push through he stopped me dead in my tracks, “Wait a minute son! Are you supporting that?!” I assured him that we would fight any attempt to derail our Second Amendment rights. (That was close!)

We spent the next 45 minutes talking about CCWs, traffic stops, and hand gun selection. It was the longest phone conversation that we’d had for a very many years. I could tell in his voice that he was proud of the work that I am doing. Not that I have issues, but it felt good to receive the praise.

He also told me about an old friend of his from the department, Wiley Clapp. I searched his name while my father told me about some of the adventures that they had. I was surprised to read that he was THE Wiley Clapp of The Wiley Clapp Colt fame! He even gave me a key question to ask Wiley, if I can get a hold of him that will, as dad put it “Cut through 95% of his bullshit walls.” Almost like a secret handshake, it will let him know that I’m not some American Rifleman groupie. I’ll let y’all know if it works in an upcoming blog.

You just never know who your parents know unless you talk to them. Ask them about their past and then shut up and listen! Learn from them and find a common interest. Probably even more important, share your experiences with your kids. Give them a reason to look up to you.


Remember what we’re fighting for & God bless America