Wednesday, March 26, 2014

It's Been a While but I'm Back!!!!

So I've been MIA for a while and I apologize for being lapse in my blogging.  We've added a new addition to the Strapped family!  So today's short post will feature Strapped Daddy wearing Strapped Mini while carrying.  We have found it to be easiest to wear our infant in a ring sling while carrying.  She's too small for most SSC's and the hubby said MT's and wraps are a little too much work.  So until she's big enough for her new custom Bamberoo he'll be using his Sleeping Baby Production's (SBP) ring sling which is simply all black twill fabric.  Although in this shot he is wearing her in MY new SBP Girasol Double Rainbow creme weft ring sling.  For reference he's carrying his Glock 21.

 Here I am concealing my Ruger LCP .380 in the same sling.
Carry on mamas!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Confessions of a Baby Wearing, Co-Sleeping, Pistol Packin Mama: I'm NOT Anti Background Checks, It's Everything El...

Confessions of a Baby Wearing, Co-Sleeping, Pistol Packin Mama: I'm NOT Anti Background Checks, It's Everything El...: So everyone is up in arms (pun intended) about how awful it is that the senate failed to pass this new legislation.  People want to know...

I'm NOT Anti Background Checks, It's Everything Else!



So everyone is up in arms (pun intended) about how awful it is that the senate failed to pass this new legislation.  People want to know what's so wrong with background checks and why are all of "you gun people" against them.  Ok, I'll set the record straight for you.  Feel free to ask questions, lol.

  1. Most of us are not against universal background checks but we do fear a national gun owner database.  Our country has a bad track record when national databases of people are created.
  2. More legislation only affects law abiding citizens not the criminals you are targeting.  If that's the case then let's write legislation to make drugs illegal and get them off the streets.  Oh wait, there is already legislation for that?  How's that working out?
  3. There were a series of votes.  The background check amendment being only ONE!  The others were:
    1. Amendment to ban magazines that will hold more than 10 rounds 
    2. Feinstein amendment to ban "assault weapons"
    3. Amendment to allow concealed carry recognition in all 50 states
  4. I don't hear anti-gun people crying because the amendment to allow my CCP to be recognized in all 50 states failed.  I'm just sick of people looking at one piece of the puzzle instead of the whole thing.
So there you have it.  if you want to debate me on these issues then be fully prepared and leave the word CLIP out of the discussion.  Not one of my firearms uses a clip.  I don't know anyone in this century who does.  I have detachable magazines.  This has been a PSA from Strapped Mommy!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Confessions of a Baby Wearing, Co-Sleeping, Pistol Packin Mama: Babywearing: The Tactical Advantage

Confessions of a Baby Wearing, Co-Sleeping, Pistol Packin Mama: Babywearing: The Tactical Advantage: Anyone who cares to read this conglomeration of my thoughts will know that I got into babywearing because I had a little princess who ne...

Babywearing: The Tactical Advantage



Anyone who cares to read this conglomeration of my thoughts will know that I got into babywearing because I had a little princess who needed to be held...A LOT.  The more I wore and learned about proper wearing the more I realized that this gave me a great tactical advantage.  It was actually pointed out to me by a cop while I was at Wegmans and he saw the neck knife I was wearing which was made for me by my husband.  I had Strapped Baby on my back and the knife was around my neck but under my hoodie.  As I began loading the groceries in the car (with the kid still on my back because if I'm not in the car, neither is she) the cop came over and commented on the fact that:
  1. The concept of a neck knife versus a pocket knife (which are mostly illegal anyway), especially for a woman was amazing and so easy to get to. 
  2. How if I needed to use it at any time I could knowing my baby was safely behind me and not going anywhere (ie a rolling grocery cart had I taken my hand off for a minute)
  3. My hands were free so I could fight or flight at a moment's notice.
I had never thought about babywearing as a tactical thing before this but it very well is.  Depending on where I'm wearing her (front, back, hip) I can have my firearm or knife still on my person and out of her reach but within my reach in case I need to actually use it. Maybe this is why I'm having heartburn the closer she gets to being too big to wear.  What's a Strapped mommy to do with a stroller lol?

This isn't to say those who don't wear cannot safely deploy a weapon.  I just want us all to think of HOW we can safely deploy with our little ones in tow.  I call this babywearing tactics.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

South Dakota governor signs bill allowing armed teachers in the classroom


Clark Aposhian, President of Utah Shooting Sport Council, demonstrates with a plastic gun during a concealed-weapons training course for teachers in Utah last month.


I might be moving to South Dakota (or Utah or Texas) when my Pumpkin is school age.  Last week South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in school.  For a dozen years, Utah has allowed teachers and others with concealed carry licenses to wear a gun in a public school. A couple of school districts in Texas have been given written authorization to allow guns in schools. And legislatures in other states, including Georgia, New Hampshire and Kansas, are working on measures similar to South Dakota's. The measure does not force a district to arm its teachers and would not force teachers to carry a gun.

Of course there is intense debate about this especially from Anti-gun groups.  As long as those carrying have some firearms and safety training and are actually carrying the firearm holstered on their person then I am all for it.  And would feel more at ease with my child going to school where the teacher is trained and equipped to protect her against an untrained (most criminals do not seek any firearms training or a license for that matter) nut job brandishing a firearm.  So I think I'll be revisiting the let's move to Texas convo with Strapped Daddy very soon.

*http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/03/08/sd-governor-signs-bill-allowing-teachers-to-be-armed/#ixzz2N3HsHQCc

Clark Aposhian, President of Utah Shooting Sport Council, demonstrates with a plastic gun during a concealed-weapons training course for teachers in Utah last month.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Delaware honors VA CCPs...For Now



I know, I know...it's been a while ( a long while) since I've last posted but A LOT has happened over the past few months.  I am back and still strapped!  So good news was sitting in my inbox when I woke up this morning.  Delaware is honoring my concealed carry permit (until December 7 anyway then VA's reciprocity is revoked and I'll have to go on my Utah permit).  Why is this important to me you ask?  Well first off any state that will honor my right to carry is good news.  Second, my little sister is in college in Delaware so I travel there quite often. 

Here is the statement from the office of the Attorney General:

"The Attorney General is in the process of securing agreements with the appropriate officials in certain other states which when completed, permit persons who have a concealed deadly weapon license or permit issued by one of those states to lawfully possess a concealed deadly weapon while visiting or traveling through Delaware."

 http://attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/crime/concealedweapons.shtml