Author - Artemis020113

Election 2020

It’s 9:43 on election night…..it is now time to start writing. I had hoped (prayed) that I would be able to write this blog earlier than this with a decisive statement about our next president one way or the other. (Btw….Arizona?!?  Really???  You all now can officially tear up your “I am a cowboy” card). As of...

Artemis Banner for Blog: HR 838

HR 838 Immediately after 9/11 our nation was both stunned and angry.  We knew we had been sucker-punched and we had two goals at the top of the priority list:  hitting back and hitting back hard, and making sure we never suffered such an attack again.  As had happened after the attack at Pearl Harbor,...

What a week. What a future. The last few days have been tumultuous at best.  One of the biggest “tests” we have encountered is the vague, and often contradictory, “orders” coming from the public health departments and Governor Newsom himself. (Note to state officials:  In the event you are going to issue an order, have it posted...

Parents Weekend at West Pointe

Parents’ Weekend at West Point

George S. Patton once referred to The United States Military Academy at West Point as “Hell on the Hudson”.  He was writing home during BEAST barracks, an event that takes place in July when the average temperature in New York is 197 degrees with 200% humidity. When Chaney wrote home during her BEAST barracks, she...

Liberty

You Are Americans… Start Acting Like It! Last week two news stories that sent me into despair came across my desk.  No… not the abandonment of the Kurds to Erdogan… that is tragic on so many levels but, sadly, consistent with how we have treated allies of opportunity in the past. No… this was homegrown garbage...

So… over the last couple of days, I have received numerous requests to comment on an article regarding the conviction of Michael Drejka in Florida. Many of you may remember this case. Mr. Drejka, a CCW holder, became upset that someone was parked in a handicapped parking spot at a local convenience store.  Evidence was shown...

NRA Law Enforcement Training

Those of you who watched my video from last week know I was in Boise, Idaho for a NRA Law Enforcement Training class; specifically, Cosmo and I were students in the Pistol / Shotgun Instructor training program. The NRA has a law enforcement division which puts on special classes for LEOs.  This course is specifically...

NRA Legal Seminar

I am sitting at Gate A6 at the sprawling Indianapolis International Airport.  With two hours to kill before my flight and being properly neutered this side of security, I have nuzzled up to my computer and a glass of airport whiskey. Let the pontificating begin! I am here in Indianapolis at the NRA’s annual convention.  Last...

Universal Rights

Universal Rights Last week I happened to stumble upon a headline that said something like, “NRA-Type Organizations Springing up in Europe”. I did not get a chance to read the article, but the headline itself got me thinking. It is entirely reasonable to believe that organizations that are focused on protecting individual rights would exist throughout the...