Happy Independence Day to the USA!


Happy Independence Day to the USA!

One holiday enjoyed by most Americans regardless of race or religion is Independence Day. The vast majority of us can agree it’s a great time to visit and eat good food with friends and family. While we’re doing that, let us not forget the reason for the day: Armed citizens stood up against an overbearing government — and won.

We Americans must remain vigilant and perform the role our Founders intended for us, which is basically “riding herd” on our government. Hold those with public power accountable for their actions, both good and bad.

Today, enjoy yourself. Keep an eye on your dogs and their well-being while fireworks are booming; 15 years ago today, a longtime pet dug out from under our fence and was never seen by us again.

By all means, enjoy your firearms today — as long as you’re firing into a good safe backstop. Remember, what goes up must come down.

Today and every day, let’s all try to be worthy of the many sacrifices made by our forefathers.

Happy Independence Day.

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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