Whiskey and Lead?
The 2nd Amendment and 21st Amendment concern two things that you might be surprised to learn were intertwined with the birth of the United States: Guns and stiff drinks. Firepower and alcohol. Liberty and libations!
This country was founded by men who met in taverns, undoubtedly over mugs and steins, to conspire against a tyrannical and abusive government that exploited and oppressed its subjects. Muskets and booze helped birth the greatest nation the world has ever known.
My name is David and I host the Whiskey and Lead Podcast and I write this blog. I use both to talk about some of America’s most dangerous freedoms because they are important to me and I think they should be important to you as well.
Guns have been a part of m life for as long as I can remember, but I am not and never have been a professional door kicker. I was raised by one, and they make up an interesting percentage of my friends, but I went a different path.
I am an engineer by education and trade. My education and career have trained me to bring a logical, methodical mind to everything I do. Especially learning about new things and acquiring new skills.
I operate a successful Internet community that I started over a decade ago for firearms owners in my home state. I have also hosted and produced a successful podcast series focused on the armed lifestyle for regular people.
Currently, I serve as part of the armed security/safety team at my church. I feel like it gives me a little bit of “skin in the game” and provides new reasons to push myself to be faster, more accurate, and more committed.
Above all, I still am and always will be a perpetual student.
The Sum Of Things
My interests and pure luck have given me unique opportunities to sit at tables with to listen and learn from experts in various fields. I have learned to ask good questions and then keep my mouth shut and listen when experts start giving answers.
Sharing the knowledge I accumulate and the skills I learn makes me happy. It also allows me to give back in honor of those who have invested into me.
Judge for Yourself.
Fact check anything you read here and take it all with a grain of salt and a shot of bourbon. Run it past people that you know and trust before you commit it to your own catalog of knowledge.
If something that I share doesn’t pass the sniff test, please let me know. If I’ve posted inaccurate, dangerously incorrect, or just patently bad information I will be glad to go back and research the material again and correct or retract it.
When I write about whiskey or technical engineering matters, I can maybe afford to have an ego, but the other parts of this site are a lot more consequential and I can’t — and won’t — have an ego about them.
I’m not anyone special. I am just a perpetual student who is glad to share what I learn so that we can all benefit.