Juvenile Shooters – When Are They Too Young?

When is a shooter too young to handle a firearm?

First-time shooter, a 9 year old girl with Uzi
First-time shooter, a 9 year old girl with Uzi

Talk around the country asks this question, citing the incident where a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed her shooting range instructor with an Uzi in Arizona.

The man who died was Charles Vacca, an instructor at the Last Stop shooting range about an hour outside of Las Vegas.

He was an “instructor”.


Excerpt from the Washington Post http://ow.ly/DlwTE

“Vacca had shown the girl how to fire the weapon, the range instructor told police, and she had gotten a couple of rounds off with Vacca’s help before he let her hold the weapon on her own. At that point, the girl began shooting the gun, but “due to the recoil, the weapon went straight up in the air” and Vacca was struck in the left side of the head. Video footage, shot by the girl’s mother and sent to police, captured Vacca SETTING THE GUN TO “AUTOMATIC” BEFORE HE WAS KILLED. [emphasis mine]

The girl’s father, who said he and his wife had brought their two daughters and son to the range from Las Vegas, said he had fired the gun before his daughter. He told police that after his daughter shot the Uzi, he thought she was injured because she was holding her shoulder. He said the family initially gathered around her, unaware that Vacca had been shot.”

Personal Experience

I began shooting .22 rifles at age 5. When I turned 7, Mom bought me my own .22 rifle, a J.C. Higgins bolt-action with 8-shot magazine. It was my mom who taught me gun safety: “Always consider a gun loaded. Never point a gun at a person. Don’t let the muzzle touch the ground.” I was set for a lifetime of hunting and shooting pleasure, never once endangering another person.

What Went Wrong in Arizona?

That was an unqualified instructor problem. Even if the man has been an instructor for many years, wise instructors don’t hand fully-automatic firearms to a first-time shooter, most definitely not to a child.

When is a child too young? That’s a judgement call. When is a child too young to drive a car, hammer a nail, swim in deep water without a life preserver? The answer is within the question.

Contrast the above story with a 10 year old girl shooter

10 year old shooter Shyanne Roberts
10 year old shooter Shyanne Roberts

“Shyanne [Roberts] competes alongside junior shooters, who are participants younger than 18, and even adults. Last year, she beat out adult women to place second in the Women’s Division of the New Jersey Ruger Rimfire Challenge.

“On October 31, she will square off against 200 of the top women shooters at the Brownell’s Lady 3-Gun Pro-Am Challenge in Covington, Georgia. Shyanne is the youngest competitive shooter registered at the female-only event, according to the match director. The top shooter has a chance to win $5,000, as well as items from a prize table of guns, ammo and more.

The Franklinville, New Jersey, girl, who now has more than 20 sponsors, started learning gun safety when she was 5. After she could recite the rules and had grasped what guns can do, around age 6, her father started taking her to a gun range. Dan Roberts is a certified firearms instructor and a single dad. He has custody of Shyanne and her younger brother.”

[Source: Townhall Magazine http://ow.ly/DlBwu ]

Shyanne’s dad, also an instructor, started her at age 6.

My Recommendation?

Start at an indoor range where there is a safety officer. Start with a .22 rifle or pistol, preferably a rifle, because the rifle will actually be easier for the child to handle.

How do you know your child is ready to handle firearms? Does your child obey you? If you hesitate or answer “no”, then it wouldn’t matter if your child was 18 to 20 years of age. Shooters who will not obey authority are NEVER ready for firearms training.

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John White

Imminently Unqualified – Obama’s Resume & 2014 Elections

October 25, 2014 – Saturday morning sit-down and dig out the facts: History of Barack and Michelle Obama’s law practices. It’s not a pretty picture.

Back in 2010, one year into the Obama administration, Doug Ross wrote a blog titled: “To be (a lawyer) or not to be…” [Source: http://ow.ly/DkdOv ]

Excerpt from Doug’s blog:

“I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).”

Note: ‘political stepping stool’ and ‘lowest intellectual capacity in the building’

Lazy‘ – that explains the 200 rounds of golf

Unqualified‘ – that explains his trampling of the Constitution, his refusal to follow the rule of law

Never attended any of the faculty meetings‘ – that explains his absence from countless security briefings

political stepping stool‘ – validates claims by Percy Sutton, lawyer to Malcolm X, that it was Dr. Khalid Al-Mansour who funneled Saudi money to financially support Barack Obama [Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIVO8MZYXo8 ]

lowest intellectual capacity in the building‘ – explains how Valerie Jarrett serves as “Obama’s spine” and, I believe, Obama’s brain. [Source: http://ow.ly/DkfZf ]

Photos below are actual screenshots from the ATTORNEY REGISTRATION & DISCIPLINARY COMMISSION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF ILLINOIS. I encourage you to search records yourself. Follow this link http://www.iardc.org/lawyersearch.asp and enter a first name and a last name.

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Barack Obama – click on photo for larger view
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Michelle Obama – click on photo for larger view

Let’s be very clear about whom we are dealing with. When Bill Clinton was in the White House, Bill Clinton called the shots. Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama lacks intellectual capacity ‘to call the shots’. Obama is but a mere puppet controlled by an unseen puppeteer.

Fascists who hate all white people, hate Christ of the cross and hate Jews have control of this president.

2014 votes are possibly the most important in the history of our republic. Let’s do all we can to get friends, neighbors, family, co-workers, and fellow church members to the polls.

Here are all early voting locations and times in Rockwall County: http://rockwall-tx.connect4.clarityelections.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Early-Voting-Locations-092220141.pdf

God bless America and God bless Texas.

John White

Ebola in America – Just Another Opportunity for Obama

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14 October 2014

NIH political agency of the obama adminstration

News Flash

National Institutes of Health (NIH) joins the IRS, EPA, DOJ and DOD as the latest political agency of the Obama Administration.

In recent days, the NIH bemoaned budget cuts that prevented it from finding a cure for Ebola.

What are the facts?

  1. Annual NIH budget of $31 billion
  2. NIH budget has nearly tripled since 2007
  3. Over the last two years, NIH has funded research for questionable, esoteric projects listed below:
  • $386,000 to massage rabbits
  • $3,200,000 to study drunk monkeys
  • $484,260 for studying the effect of hypnosis on hot flashes
  • $666,905 (pg 87) on how watching TV reruns might be good for you
  • $325,525 to conclude that wives would be happier if they could calm down faster after arguments with their husbands
  • $900,000 (pg 100) on a study determining that male fruit flies do indeed like female fruit flies
  • $548,731 (pg 127) on a study that suggests that heavy drinking in thirties is linked with immaturity
  • $702,558 on a study of the impact of televisions and gas generators on villages in Vietnam
  • $423,500 on why men don’t like to wear condoms
  • $1,500,000 to study why lesbians are overweight

The Obama administration, through its latest addition to politicized federal agencies, the NIH, claims Republicans are responsible for Ebola infections in the United States of America.

ebola virusFor the record, the NIH makes no mention of Obama’s refusal to halt 150 incoming flights per day from western African countries where there are ongoing outbreaks of Ebola.


How long can we endure under the Barack Obama-Harry Reid cabal? If we do not (some) restore common sense to federal government, this nation will forever be a footnote to history.

Elections Matter  VOTE REPUBLICAN
Elections Matter

Elections matter. Every vote counts. We must urge our friends, family, neighbors and coworkers to get to the polls and urge them to #VoteRepublican.

John White

Voter ID – What It Is, What It’s Not and How We Have ALWAYS Had It

12 October 2014

My Response to a History Professor

A local history professor repeatedly equates Texas Voter ID law to Jim Crow laws and the poll tax. After the following exchange on Facebook, he concedes we have always had Voter ID and, no, it’s not ‘Jim Crow’.

Democrat “social activists”, chiefly Eric “Gun Runner” Holder, say 600,000 Texas blacks and Hispanics lack photo ID in advance of November elections. How is it one cannot, under any circumstances, cash a paycheck without photo ID, but some how only blacks and Hispanics are too stupid, too incompetent to have a photo ID?

Are there stupid people in Texas? You know it. Are they all blacks and Hispanics, as Eric “Gun Runner” Holder claims? Give me a break!

Personal to Eric Holder and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP : Your allusion Hispanics and blacks are too stupid, too indolent, too incompetent to get a state-issued photo ID card is a very direct insult on my fellow Texans, regardless party affiliation.

Eric Holder and his fascist allies have one goal in mind: stuffing ballot boxes with unqualified Democrat votes this fall. Democrats’ all out assault on freedom and the rule of law has a name: “Battleground Texas“. It was a name chosen by Democrats, a name that implies belligerence, a readiness to fight. Their fight is to undermine due process, the rule of law.

Specious claims of “Jim Crow laws” carry no water. Because public education all the way through public universities fails to teach the true history of our country, the ignorant masses, including Democrat activists, readily believe Republicans are out to disenfranchise blacks and Hispanics. It’s a ploy that is working, by the way, to divide the sentiments of Texas voters. Democrats were the sole authors of Jim Crow laws. Democrats were the sole owners of slaves. Democrats wore the white hoods of the KKK. When freedmen first voted following the end of the great Civil War, they voted 100% Republican. Martin Luther King, Jr. was Republican.

Yeah, but have any other black Americans voted Republican? How about a short list – Colin Powell, Herman Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, LL Cool J, Alan Keyes, Cowboy Troy, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Jimmie Walker, Don King, Michael L. Williams, Michael Steele, Angela McGlowan, Joseph C. Phillips, Ward Connerly, Peter Boulware, Lynn Swann, Armstrong Williams, J.C. Watts, 50 Cent, Walter E. Williams, Alveda King, Ken Blackwell, T. D. Jakes, Thomas Sowell, Wallace Jefferson and Mychal Massie.

For the record, Wallace Jefferson served as Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. “Jefferson has three times made Texas judicial history. In 2001, Governor Perry appointed him the first African American Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and then again in 2004 he was appointed the first African American Chief Justice. In November 2002, Jefferson also became, along with Justice Dale Wainwright, one of the first two African Americans elected to the Court.” [Wikipedia]

Without a doubt in my mind, the above named black American Republicans will all be able to produce a photo ID at a moments notice.

As a matter of historical importance, only Republican Texas governors ever appointed blacks to high office. The first was Governor Edmund Jackson Davis during Reconstruction and the latest is Governor Rick Perry. In between, not even one Democrat governor appointed a black Texan to high office.

We Republicans recognize blacks and Hispanics are fully capable of acquiring a photo ID. We further believe they already have them to carry out routine life in the great state of Texas.

Photo ID’s are usual and customary practice in our society, professor. Which markets accept checks or even credit cards without a photo ID? I have on my person two photo ID’s. I deal with the poorest of the poor and – surprise – they all have photo ID’s. Your arguments against photo ID are baseless and your attempts to transfer past Democrat practices to present day Republicans just doesn’t work, my friend. Photo ID is not “Jim Crow”. It’s not “poll tax”. It’s common sense. Democrats are working overtime in Texas, particularly the Houston area to register voters.

Why Democrats Oppose Voter ID

Howard Foster, writing in the Huffington Post in a 2012 article, titled “Democrats Benefit From Illegal Immigrant Voting” elucidates.

What Is Current Law on Photo ID?

Here is a link to the official State of Texas application process: Apply for an Identification (ID) Card

John White

CARGO Rockwall Gun Club – EBOLA prep and “Go Bags”

What:            CARGO Rockwall Gun Club

Citizens Association for Responsible Gun Ownership
Citizens Association for Responsible Gun Ownership

When:           Thursday, 9 October 2014

Where:         Soulman’s Bar-B-Que in Rockwall (eastbound I-30 frontage road next to Applebee’s)

Time:             6 to 7 pm

Featured speakers are Jerry Don Howell of Arsenal Training Systems, Dr. David Schwartz and CHL Instructor Jack Sukenik  who will also moderate the meeting.

The topic this month wasn’t chosen as a reaction to the Ebola case that is shaking the North Texas community. But, to be sure, it’s right on time.

Wise people see trouble coming and get out of its way, but fools go straight to it and suffer for it. – Proverbs 22:3 ERV

By now, is there even one person in our area unaware of the gravity of our situation? As our DA chided me recently, “It’s not funny, John.” By ‘it’, she was referring to Ebola.

I add to the Ebola threat, the threats posed by middle east war and ‘saber rattling’ by the well-armed belligerent countries of Russia and China. Along with these issues, there is the U.N. Agenda 21 that works to dissolve our national sovereignty and to disarm us.

America is in an interesting situation, some would say, a perfect storm. Whether POTUS will acknowledge we are at war or not, is of no consequence. We are at war. Our enemy even threatens to hunt down stateside family of our military personnel to kill them. Reference: Law enforcement bulletin warned of ISIS urging jihad attacks on US soil, dated 18 September 2014 – I quote: “…find service members’ addresses online and then “show up and slaughter them.”

Arrive a little before 6 to go through the serving line (that’s how the owner pays the bills), then find your seat in the private dining room for a memorable, information-packed evening.

As always, there are no fees or membership dues. We are citizens serving citizens.

If you wish to show a new or favorite weapon, please remember our rules: bring it unloaded and cased. The safety officer of the day will double check all weapons to be shown and shared to verify their safe condition.

Bring your family, friends and neighbors for an unforgettable educational experience.

Talk with CHL instructors, law enforcement officers, licensed firearms dealers, martial arts experts and others to get answers to your questions about any matter pertinent to self-defense.

CARGOCitizens Association for Responsible Gun Ownership

Thanks for sharing valuable knowledge with the community.

John White


Any Doubts About Debts?

6 October 2014 AD

Danger Ahead
Danger Ahead

Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke can’t refinance his mortgage. So, what’s the headline story? It’s all about how difficult the economy is. There is a better, more important story. Ben Bernanke, at 61 years of age, is in debt up to his ears. Why isn’t his home paid for? Ask yourself the same question.

My wife and I set a goal years ago to be debt free in our later years. Here we are and, yes, we are. Debt free, that is. Well, debt free, if you discount property taxes. In America we don’t truly have home ownership, we just get to lease it from the state, county, city and various taxing districts.

I’m no financial wizard. But, I can foresee the future. We have an astronomical national debt approaching 18 TRILLION US dollars. As enormous as national debt is, it’s merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. At the peak of the tip of the iceberg is student debt, at over 1 TRILLION dollars. What lies below the waterline is the more frightening story.

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(click on image for full size)

Below that waterline is federal unfunded liabilities that now exceed 127 TRILLION dollars. According to Forbes magazine, present per capita debt (that’s ‘per person’ for today’s college grads) sits at $1,100,000 EACH, roughly equivalent to the gross domestic product of the entire world in 2012.

Can we overcome inevitable economic collapse? In a word. No. But, we can lessen its impact through common sense measures.

Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades.
Milton Friedman (July 31, 1912 – November 16, 2006) was an American economist, statistician, and writer who taught at the University of Chicago for more than three decades.

My economics is very fundamental. I learned this from two famous American Presidents: John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) 35th President of the United States
John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963) 35th President of the United States

Full-blown socialism started with Social Security, enlarged with the addition of Medicare and has come into full bloom under the hand of Barack Obama and liberal Democrats who unconstitutionally passed the Affordable Care Act – aka‪#‎ObamaCare‬.

Personal to Chief Justice John Roberts: According to our Constitution, all tax bills must originate in the House. Taxation in ObamaCare started in the Senate. You, sir, should read and study the Constitution as your right and duty, just as Founding Father Benjamin Franklin said.

All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives… – U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 7

True unemployment is a national disgrace. Obama administration’s own numbers reveal the depth of this problem. According to the Dept. of Labor, “participation” in the workforce is a dreary 62.7%. Therefore, true unemployment is 37.3%, 12.4% higher than it was at the height of the Great Depression.

Federal and state income taxes strangle our economy. Presidents Kennedy and Reagan proved the way to increase federal revenue was by cutting taxes, not increasing tax rates.

What can and should be done? Eliminate unnecessary federal bureaucracies like the EPA, BLM, Labor and Education Departments, USDA, etc. States are better able to manage local resources and program.

We American taxpayers squander federal dollars to run parks like the Grand Canyon that economically benefits the state of Arizona. During the most recent sequester, the state of Arizona offered to fully fund the Grand Canyon. Is this not a clue.

Do you know the BLM controls about 85% of the entire state of Utah and approximately half of all lands in western states?

The Solution

Cut the size of federal government. Cut all federal taxes. These two measures will dramatically contribute to a robust economy where there would be so many job openings we would be begging for immigrant labor, instead of having to fight it off.

John White