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About MamaLiberty

As a lifelong individualist and voluntarist, my philosophy can best be summarized here: No human being has the right -- under any circumstances -- to initiate force against another human being, nor to threaten or delegate its initiation. Self defense, and the defense of others, is a basic right of all living creatures. After a long career as a registered nurse in So. Calif, I retired in 2005 to NE Wyoming, living alone in my own log home, with good friends and neighbors all around. Biological family includes two grown sons and five grandchildren, unfortunately still in California. In addition to writing and editing, I garden, sew, cook and bake my own bread from home ground wheat and other grains. Hobbies include identification and cultivation of wild food and herbs. I am also a certified instructor for firearms and self defense. I carry a gun at all times.

Five NEVERs of Self-Defense

From an email forward, no attribution. It is, however, so important that I thought I’d post it anyway. If you know who wrote this, please let me know in comments. MamaLiberty Five NEVERs of Self-Defense There are some things you … Continue reading

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Airguns, BB guns, and Airsoft

By Kevin Wilmeth – Rifleman Savant Airguns, BB guns, and Airsoft guns are each very different things.  The three types can sometimes use the same “powerplant” for propelling their ammunition (e.g., CO2, spring-piston) but the ammunition is fundamentally different in … Continue reading

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It’s Too COLD To Shoot

By MamaLiberty Some time ago, I wrote about it being “Too Hot To Shoot.” Dry fire was the suggestion then, and it still works to maintain skills when it is too cold. But there are other things we can do … Continue reading

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Getting The Lead Out

By MamaLiberty I was always aware of the dangers of lead poisoning, but had not investigated how serious it can be related to shooting, and how really simple it is to prevent contamination. A recent article inspired me to do … Continue reading

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Alert! Adrenalin Rush Coming

By MamaLiberty Unless you live in a cave somewhere, you probably have experienced a rush of adrenalin from time to time, quite possibly not too long ago. You likely didn’t give it much thought at the time, even if it … Continue reading

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Chamber to Pig Out at Public Trough

By Bradley Harrington “Force and mind are opposite; morality ends where a gun begins.” – Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged,” 1957 – It seems as though everybody under the sun wants a handout these days. And Americans have come to expect … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

By MamaLiberty Situational awareness, trusting your guts, shot placement, learning to function under stress, keeping your body and gear in some kind of shape to get the job done. So many things to do, watch, learn. Well, here’s one more. … Continue reading

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Trust Your Gut

By MamaLiberty Did you ever walk down a street and have the strong sensation that someone was watching you? Ever enter a room and just KNOW someone else was there (or recently had been), even if you could not see … Continue reading

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Situational Awareness Part 2

By MamaLiberty In part 1, long ago now, I covered the basics of situational awareness in some specific situations, along with some simple drills to help people practice this highly important skill. If you have not seen the first article … Continue reading

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Call It A ‘Shoot-Me Zone

By Bradley Harrington “Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?” – Patrick Henry, Virginia Constitutional Ratification Debates, 1788 – If you thought the Laramie County Community … Continue reading

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