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I'm a Christian, a born-again, dedicated to the Lord Jesus Christ, saved-by-grace, Biblical, evangelical Christian. (If you aren’t, then I'd love to talk to you about it. Freep-mail me?)

I'm on the Board of Directors with
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, as well as a coordinator for my university campus, state chair, media representative and part-time coffee brewer. Our goal is to make colleges and states allow licensed concealed carry on campuses, and stop pretending that "gun-free zone" signs will deter a mass murderer.

I’m conservative, and I defend those beliefs vigorously, with special interests on topics such as abortion, creation vs. evolution, global warming, 2nd Amendment rights and other political topics. I immensely enjoy defending and debating both faith and politics, and the integration thereof. I believe in intelligent, reasoned, skillful debate, and enjoy the study of formal debate, logic, rhetoric, fallacies, and so forth.

I am a single college student studying Business Management, and am intending to enter law school upon graduation. In my spare time, I enjoy family, internet debating (surprise!), pets, literature, the occasional video game, photography, country music, good movies, and good soundtracks. I have an attraction to almost any weapon, particularly swords, including movie weapons. I would love to learn more formal styles of combat.

I enjoy this forum immensely, and Jim Robinson has my immense gratitude for creating it.

Armed Citizens

Students for Concealed Carry on Campus

Creation vs. evolution

Global Warming





It's plain to see our laws keep getting stranger everyday.
The courts won't rest until they've taken all our rights away.
Ain't nothing sacred anymore and everyone's in danger,
When some fool thinks he can take the mask off the Lone Ranger.

Now I'm not one to criticize the way our courts are run,
And I don't complain about the harm some liberals have done.
But this time they've gone one step too far, they're hitting close to home.
We've got to let them know that the Lone Ranger's not alone.

So come on everyone, let's get behind our Lone Ranger.
He's fighting bad guys once again and his career's in danger.
They're trying to take his mask away and give it to a stranger.
So let's do all we can to keep the mask on the Lone Ranger.
For over thirty years Clayton's lived up to the task.
Now some judge has decided he's not fit to wear that mask.
Well, it don't make no difference what that judge might have to say.
Ain't nothing gonna make it right to take that mask away.


Our courts are all mixed up about just who the bad guys are.
Or maybe they don't know that the Lone Ranger wears a star.
I guess it's up to you and me to see justice gets done.
'Cause if they take his mask away they're hurting everyone.

So come on everyone, let's get behind our Lone Ranger.
He's fighting bad guys once again and his career's in danger.
They're trying to take his mask away and give it to a stranger.
So let's do all we can to keep the mask on the Lone Ranger.


Currently, I run five different ping lists. (Whew!)

Armed Citizens!

The most popular is the Armed Citizen list. We scour the headlines from across the nation and take stories of ordinary citizens using firearms to save life and limb, and post them in support of the 2nd Amendment.

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This list keeps track of everyday citizens using firearms
to save life and limb. It is a medium- to high-volume ping list.
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Visit the Armed Citizen Archives!

In addition, take the keyword "armedcitizen" and type your state's initials in to see how your state is doing! (That is, if you live in Washington, type keyword "waarmedcitizen" or in Texas, type "txarmedcitizen.")

Click to listen to our Armed Citizen showdown music!
Listen to an armed citizen dialogue
Listen to "Another One Bites the Dust"

Right-to-carry progress:

Further links on civilian gun defense:
The Civilian Gun Defense Blog - Your best, most up-to-date source of documented armed citizen stories, maintained by Clayton Cramer and myself

NRA-ILA :: Armed Citizens (The NRA's armed citizen archive, going back to 1958. It is updated semi-daily.)

How Often Are Firearms Used in Self-Defense? (Summary and links to the latest research, which indicates civilians use guns defensively 2.5 million times a year)

Wikipedia: Castle Doctrine - Chronicling the advance of Castle Doctrines across the nation!

The Second-Amendment Sisters (A SASsy bunch!)

A-human-right.com - Pithy images to support self-defense

Dave Kopel's home page (Dave Kopel provides excellent commentary and defense on gun control issues)

Does God Believe in Gun Control? (An excellent article on Christians and self-defense.)

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Current members of the Armed Citizen list, kept here for ease of copy-paste pinging:

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Creation vs. evolution

This is the Creationist ping list. We examine the latest science news, as well as the progression of the creationist, evolutionist and intelligent design agendas, and often engage in frequent, heated discussions! Bring your own kevlar.
To to get on or off this list, now the premier creation/evolution/science news list, freep-mail me:
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Creationist links:

Answers in Genesis - The largest American creationist organization, with an exhaustive Q & A section to refuting evolutionists

The Creation Research Society - For the wise guys who say creationists aren't scientists

True.Origin - A site to counter the evolutionist website Talk.Origins.

The Institute for Creation Research - Large creationist organization, sister to Answers in Genesis

Creation-Evolution Headlines - Excellent commentary and analysis of current headlines regarding creation and evolution

Creation Ministries International - Former parent group for Answers in Genesis.

Creationism.org - Good index, a launching place for finding other sites and getting some basics down

Tektonics.org - A great site for rebutting skeptics' claims, including on creationism

Creation Apologetics - More overview

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As of December 21, 2007, all global warming pings and material will be maintained and handled by ToleranceSucksRocks. Please ping him if you want on the list.


As of spring 2008, all homeschooling threads are being handled by Metmom

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Everyone loves a good British fantasy book made into a movie. Lord of the Rings still reigns supreme in my opinion, but Narnia is a great second-place.


This is the list for news regarding Walden Media’s
“The Chronicles of Narnia.”
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Links: NarniaWeb.com - The foremost Narnia news, discussion and information website.

Narnia Costumes - Brilliant, in-depth breakdown of costume materials, crafting and patterns, with some darn good pictures to go with them. And I don't just give this link because my sister is the webmaster over there.

Find all recent Narnia threads on Free Republic - The hype has kind of died down after the first movie was released, but Prince Caspian is on the move!

Narnia Pinglist members:
Joe 6-pack, k2blader, Richard Kimball, nicmarlo, Uncle Vlad, tbird5, Borges, ConservativeDude, JenB, SampleMan, TheBattman, SW6906, Borges, JenB, SShultz460, iceskater, HairOfTheDog, ecurbh, Pyro7480, P-Chan Penny, Dunstan McShane, katana, zeugma, ConservativeDude, af_vet_rr, Frank L, KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle, AntiGuv, Kimba, Bahbah, AmericanChef, ConservativeBamaFan, dawn53, I_dmc, ovrtaxt, ClearCase_guy, bahblahbah, Lecie, KidGlock, brewer1516, johnmilken, RayChuang88, AD from SpringBay, DManA, ariamne, AmericanArchConservative, loreldan, Mercat, eno_, Joe 6-pack, tom h, dawn53, ikka, Mamzelle, tiggs, GretchenM, kalee, techgal, GatorGirl, tiamat, kevkrom, Prince Caspian, abner, msp2004, BigBadWolf, girlscout, TitanicMan2003, Soul Seeker, Ultra Sonic, LinnieBeth, RepoGirl, DaughterofEve, newberger, Corin Stormhands, Martin Tell, FreeManWhoCan, Ted, wildwood, Babsig, Tangerine Time Machine, Texas2step, ELS, Ann de IL, P.O.E., onja, Jet Jaguar, Ol' Sox, birddog, AnAmericanMother, Nina0113, lawdoc, xjcsa, jonno, RRyan24, DoctorRansom, gerogirl, Jessarah, NewCenturions, drjack, far sider, Godzilla, unlearner, Woman on Caroline Street, Gandalf_The_Gray, AuH2ORepublican, Miss Behave, ItsOurTimeNow, vikingchick, Bear_in_RoseBear, Talking_Mouse, pamlet, hummingbird, Full Court, dangermouse, I Luv Bush, FloridianBushFan, MarMema, Monkey King, Grizzled Bear, paudio, Politicalmom, Theoden, SC Swamp Fox, zgirl, VictoryGal, newheart, reegs, Macktrek, llmc1, RosieCotton, ChuxsterS, FreePoster, Mrs. Don-o, tajgirvan, BlackVeil, neodad, M0sby, Tanniker Smith, rom; Das Outsider; rabscuttle385; Lawdoc;

(((Singles Ping List)))
As of May 2007, I'm helping out with coordinating and hosting some Free Republic singles threads! Please ontact me if you want on or off the list! For ease of pings, and for other hosts, here is a current list of Free Republic Singles:


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