Engaged & Involved Dec 2105

Greetings! It has been too long since I have communicated through this newsletter. I hope to be back on track and more active in the future. Here are just a few things to think about that touch on topics from guns to Christmas.   Jess

This may be a bit out of character for me, but I suggest you buy whatever ammo, magazines and firearms you can now while the price is low. I expect the rhetoric to increase dramatically as the election gets closer, causing panic buying and price increases. Also, the President has pledged to take unilateral action in his last year.


  • Prices are down now.
  • Common firearms and ammo are available.
  • The market is not saturated (Black Friday record sales show that).
  • So, all this adds up to: This is the best time to buy!

Folks, the National Rifle Association needs your help. Of the approximately 125 million gun owners in the U.S., only about 4% are members. The NRA is vilified by news media and labeled as an enemy by presidential candidates. Why? Because the NRA is the foremost voice protecting our 2nd Amendment rights. The enemies of liberty and your freedom to defend yourself want to silence the NRA so they can have their way. I want the NRA stronger with an even louder, clearer voice. Please help me.

If you are not a member, you can join at discounted rates using the link below. If you are a member, you can renew or expand your membership. Rates, which have been unchanged for years, will go up in 2016 as the NRA ramps up for the election cycle. Join now, save money and get in the fight for your rights.

One more thing. The link shows a life membership for $750. That is discounted from the regular rate of $1000. Don’t delay though; the normal life membership increases to $1500 after the first of the year.

Here’s the link:  https://membership.nrahq.org/forms/signup.asp?campaignid=XI012357

Church security is an ever-increasing challenge. One of the leading experts on the mental and physical aspects of violent attacks is coming to the Fort Wayne area in October to conduct the Sheepdog for Churches seminar. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman has an impressive resume and will bring his Christian perspective to the issue of church safety. Use this link to mark the date and find out more about the seminar and the presenter. Sheepdog for Churches

Firearms training is only seen as important by those who know there are things they do not know. You may have a firearm, but that will not protect you. Using it properly and effectively may help you. Firearms are tools and every tool requires a skill set. Do you know the difference between cover and concealment and when to use them? Do you know when you are allowed to use deadly force (Indiana law is specific)? Do you know the proper grip for using a handgun effectively under extreme stress? If any of this small sample of questions shows a gap in your training, then there are things you can learn to better care for yourself and your family. Contact my friend Greg. Spring will be here soon, and so will a new class schedule. You will learn and you’ll have fun shooting. Here is his email: mailto:gremcc@att.net

Politics are getting nastier and more interesting. The Democrat nominee seems to be wrapped up, but there will be plenty of fireworks ahead. The Republican field is narrowing, and there has yet to be a primary or caucus. The media is largely untrustworthy, and you should view wire service reports without a name attached as especially questionable. I have a Facebook page where I try to post things that are informative. Find some way to get reliable information. This next election will shape the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) for the next 20 years. That is a frightening and motivating thought. Here is the link to the FB page: Patriot Prayer League

Merry Christmas! The Lord of all who came to this earth as a baby and who is returning as a King has all history, yours and mine, in His hand. He came that first time at the perfect time, because His timing is always perfect. It is now and it will be tomorrow. This Christmas, rejoice that He has all things in His hands.  Galatians 4:4-5  But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.