Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

The White House hasn’t accepted our invitation (yet), but we’d love to have you!

Written By: Bob - Jan• 29•13

Acting on behalf of the Revolutionary War Veterans Association and the Appleseed Project yesterday, I invited President Obama to come to one of our events celebrating American history and heritage.

He’s doubtlessly clearing his schedule and attempting to find a date that will work on his calendar… and so can you!

At the moment, Appleseed offers two kinds of events.

Our flagship Appleseed events are available around the country, most of the year. We’ll teach you to shoot your rifle using tried and true techniques that —with enough practice—will impart skills that will make of picking up a rack-grade service rifle and surplus ammunition and make accurate hits out to 500 yards, the “rifleman’s quarter mile.” While doing this, you’ll learn the real story of April 19, 1775, of the battles at Lexington and Concord, and what was sacrificed by our forefathers to win our liberty.

Our Ladyseed events offer the same training, but is “Ladies only,” and for those of you in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and western Georgia, I’d point out that a Ladyseed is being set-up for Elon, NC, in March, and I can tell you personally that the ladies running it are the epitome of the phrase, “shoot like a girl… if you can.”

Appleseeds are family events, and we often have moms and dads and brothers and sisters of all ages on the firing line.

As much as you learn about shooting at Appleseed/Ladyseed events, however, that is just part of the program. The key part of an Appleseed is “the story of us.”

Over the course of a two-day Appleseed, we tell what we call the “Three strikes of the match,” and stories of dangerous old men and valiant young women, husbands and brothers that risked everything they had in their lives in order to win for us this cherished, fragile liberty that is our birthright as Americans. I’ll be honest will you; I get choked up every time I tell these stories, and think about what was sacrificed so that we can have what we do.

I can’t promise that you, your mom, dad, son, or daughter will come out of an Appleseed as a Rifleman on your first attempt, though some of us have. What I can promise is that you and those you will bring will leave knowing much more about who our Founders were, and who we are, and who we should be, as a result of all that risked on our behalf.

Make the time. Register for an Appleseed today. Once you’ve done it, you’ll kick yourself for not doing it sooner.

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  1. Kris says:

    Way to go, Bob.

    Appleseed is a great way to spend a weekend – testing your mettle, developing the skills of a Rifleman, rekindling your heritage. What else do you have to do with your time? Sit there and watch Honey Boo Boo? Come on out! Get involved!

  2. Daddy Hawk says:

    Okay Mr. Spokesman, I’m a Sabbath Keeper. Any chance of a Sunday/Monday Appleseed?

    • Adena says:

      Daddy Hawk – the best way to try and get one on the schedule for a Sunday/Monday is to reach out to a State Coordinator. You can find your Appleseed State Coordinator through this link

    • Apple says:

      Depending on your particular beliefs, another option might be to come for the weekend to hear the instruction, but only shoot on Sunday, if that fits your practices. Some church goers come for the weekend but miss the beginning of Sunday morning.

      However the best option of all would be to get 20-30 other Sabbath Keepers together and all have a group Appleseed together! That would help to make it an easy decision for the State Coordinator!

  3. Matt says:

    If the President was to show up, I expect the Secret Service to be shitting bricks over all the firearms.

    Appleseeds are great, it took me six to get my patch and I’m now an Instructor In Training.

  4. Adena says:

    Bob – Thanks for a plugging the Elon Ladyseed!

    • Bob says:

      I told you I would.

      Ladies, Adena is great instructor and wonderful person. Sign up for a Ladyseed with her, and you won’t be disappointed.

  5. TurtleBurt says:

    Love the Appleseed.

    The ladies in our group went to a Ladyseed last summer with some new shooters and they loved it, I’m told.

    With you large following, pertinent info on Gun Industry status:

  6. scuzzy says:

    Heck, maybe the big O would be more comfy at a LadySeed?