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Blindsided

Blindsided. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Great advise…but only if you know who your enemies are. We take special care to protect ourselves from the obvious. Sometimes we protect ourselves against threats that are not really there in the first place, allowing our own prejudices and stereotypes to dictate our behavior....

Egalitarianism on Display

  Egalitarianism on display. The second amendment is a tool that recognized a fundamental right of each individual to resist tyranny. Tyranny is not only the hand of a nefarious government intruding on individual liberty…. tyranny can take the form of a mugger, an abusive spouse, or a sexual predator. A gun is a...

Family Range Day

Family Range Day Sending live rounds down range. I just got back from a morning of live fire shooting with my family. The summer holds a special benefit for us when it comes to familial scheduling. With our youngest daughter off from school… and our occasional day off from Artemis being set for Mondays,...

The Ultimate Warrior

The Ultimate Warrior… The other day I had the pleasure of listening to Lt. Col. Dave Grossman give a lecture to a bunch of cops and business people in Orange County. He said something that really resonated with me and I would like to share it with you. There is no such thing as...

The Roster

The Roster “There is a certain amount of excitement knowing that someone…. or a group of “someones”… people you will likely never meet…. possessed with far lesser knowledge of of a subject than you, decide what is best for you and demand through force, that you accept their benevolence.” – Anonymous I heard this quote...

Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions… “I’m not going to shoot”. “Ok…you are under no obligation to shoot” “I don’t even want to touch the gun…do I need to have one to go through the scenario?” “Um, no…you don’t…but you will be at a serious disadvantage should you need one.” “Thats ok…I don’t believe people other than the...

The Pocket Gun

The pocket gun… This seems to be an interesting point of contention among the weapons aficionados out there. Some seem to think the whole concept is ludicrous… no self respecting Yosemite Sam would dare cary anything other than a full size firearm. (That, and a minimum of three extra magazines…. thank you very much)....

Reflections on the 4th of July

Reflections on the 4th, As you read this the Fourth of July celebrations are behind us. The bunting has been removed from the eves and the flags that fly occasionally next to our neighbors garage doors have been placed back into storage until the next celebration or catastrophe mandates that our feeling of national...

TRUST

Trust. The great contemporary political philosopher Francis Fukuyama wrote that our foundations of society are based fundamentally on “Trust”. Societies that have strong “trust” traditions tend to last, while societies that have weak “trust” traditions tend to self-implode and become dominated by their more dynamic “trusting” neighbors. Those of you who are reading this...