Gun Culture

God and the Tac Load

There is so much to write about these days I sometimes suffer from too many options. From draconian gun laws that are patently unconstitutional, to attempts to modify social norms by corporate interests, there is so much subject matter floating around I often get lost in the possibilities. Every so often, though (usually for...

Blunders

In the fourth grade I was introduced to a hero. My teacher had set up a scheduled “field trip” across the elementary school quad to the library. As is the case with most elementary school libraries, the limited shelves were populated with books geared towards younger readers. We were told (perhaps ordered is a...

Men Without Chests

Law school is a wholly loathsome experience. It is frustratingly slow, and in many ways it does not need to be. During the second semester of my second year, I had a sudden realization that there was a “scam” element to this whole enterprise. The actual material needed for comprehension and understanding to be...

Necessary Skills

Barmaids can be interesting people. Typically they have deep histories and disturbing tattoos. Their presence can be both intoxicating and disquieting, depending on one’s sense of vulnerability at the time. When they don’t speak… or choose not to speak… English things become even a bit more mysterious.   A few years ago I found myself on...

Montana

“Gentleman… I believe it is time we adjourn and reconvene in Montana for a bit of a field trip.”   With that simple turn of phrase, I had the unique opportunity to finally visit a state I have been longing to see for my entire adult life.   I have been hunting and traipsing around the western states...

Why Not Mention The Hammer, Alec?

“I did not pull the trigger.”   That was the headline this morning when I sat down to my computer. Alec Baldwin, for reasons that are completely inexplicable to me, has been quoted as saying in an interview that he never pulled the trigger on the firearm that killed his cinematographer.   There is no indication that he...

Not My Finest Moment

A mea culpa…   A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about professionalism-at-arms.  I was specifically referring to our responsibility as gun owners and, more importantly, those who carry guns to operate at a higher level of maturity and, frankly, stoicism than others, not simply in the way we present ourselves to those around...

Rust

Alec, Alec, Alec.…   Been a couple of tough weeks huh?   Not as tough for you as the family of Halyna Hutchins….but hey these things happen.  At least that is what you have been telling people for years.  Guns are the problem, not the people holding them.  They just sort of go off on their own.   I respectfully...