Hello again and welcome to Carnival of Cordite #46. As I type this, I am highly distracted by an unrelated project that is eating up all my free time (and parts of my soul!), so we must return to the link-fest format this week. I apologize upfront for the lack of additional commentary or excerpts. And because I am so swamped, before we begin, I am going to issue a fresh call for some guest hosts to fill in occasionally, possibly even next week if we can work it out in time. I expect a lot of you will be anxious, so I must narrow down the playing field somewhat. So here goes:
If you meet the following criteria and would like to guest host sometime in the coming weeks, please e-mail the carnival address (carnivalofcordite at hotmail dot com):
1) You must have had your work featured in at least 3 previous Carnival of Cordite issues,
2) You must have previously hosted at least one previous popular blog Carnival (preference to those who have hosted the Carnival of Cordite, but I will also consider people who have hosted things like the Carnival of the Vanities, the Carnival of Recipes, etc.),
3) You must have had an average of at least 1,000 blog visits per week to your site over the last several weeks, and,
4) You must be ready to commit enough time to produce a full-featured carnival, with plenty of commentary and excerpts (otherwise, I may as well be doing just another link-fest like this one myself).
If you don't meet the criteria this time, don't give up. I may need many guest hosts down the road, and I will certainly consider you then even if you don't pass the test today.
Please include in your e-mail a link to the carnival(s) you have hosted before so I can see your work. If well-qualified entries come in over the weekend, I may be able to start scheduling some guest hosts as soon as early next week.
Thank you for your patience, and now on with the Carnival of Cordite, featuring posts in the order received:
From TFS Magnum: Women Protects Children - With a Firearm
From FreedomSight: Take That, California!
From Once More Into the Breach: Arizona No Retreat Law
From The Ten Ring: One From the Vault
From the Civilian Gun Self-Defense Blog: Bellicose Women
From Head's Bunker (also via Kit): AK Buying Primer
From Anthroblogogy: Who's Watching the Reloader?
From Toys in the Attic: Keep It Clean!
From The Judicator: My First 1911
From The Other Side of Kim: The South Texas Feinstein-Daley Memorial Shoot
From Blogs for Bush: Army Seeks Return of .45
From Rough Wheelers (via David and Lara): Gun Cam
From Blog Idaho: Hang on to the Darn Thing!
That wraps up this week's Carnival of Cordite!