Save the Children – Give Them Guns


By Scott Carpenter


I wrote this piece back in 2001 for Martin Masse’s Le Quebecois Libre. I have left it unedited – although there are a few things I would change today I don’t think I knew just how relevant it would be to today’s society ‘way back then’.  

I was 11 years old when my parents gave me my first real firearm. It was a Lakefield Mark II .22 caliber repeater that I still own. It’s killed a lot of squirrels and grouse in the last seventeen years and in the process I’m convinced that it — with a little help from my father — saved my life.

Of course, it never downed a charging grizzly or wounded a marauding thief. Nope. All it did was keep dad and I busy on the weekends filling the freezer with grouse and slaying errant pop cans. But those activities coupled with the sense of responsibility the ownership of such a tool entailed were enough to keep me out of a lot of trouble that other kids — mostly friends of mine — seemed to have an easy time finding.

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Spring 2018 Sale Event Details!

Join us Friday, March 2nd from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM and

Saturday 9:00AM to 5:00 PM for our Annual Spring Sale Event!

March 2nd and 3rd Sale Flyer Correction:

Last minute sale flyer correction!!
PPU 223 sale price of $399.95 is for 1000 Rounds (Not 500!!) My bad! Sorry for the confusion.

Please click the flyer to view more sale details!

Spring 2018


Please note that online and phone sales will be processed starting at 9:00 AM Pacific on Friday, March 2nd and will finish on Saturday, March 3rd at 5:00 PM Pacific. As always our website will not process your credit card so once an order is placed online one of our sales staff will contact you for payment. Thanks and as always, we appreciate your business.

Final Important Note for New Online Customers. As returning customers know we are primarily a brick and mortar store. Our web store is old tech and cannot be programmed for a store-wide sale. Orders placed online will reflect retail pricing because of this. Sale pricing will be applied once we take your information over the phone and process you in our in-house system which is programmed with sale pricing. As always – we have been doing this for years and have never screwed anyone. Ammunition, powder and primer sales will be provided a shipping quote before processing. Buy with confidence. We’re here to serve you.