Crazy for Thinking

Just when you thought the anti-gunners couldn’t get any crazier . . . If you happened to take a few minutes to peruse the “Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America” Facebook page in an attempt to learn about the terrible events in Charlottesville recently, you might have been a little confused. Their page […]

The Illusion of Safety

“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem” Thomas Jefferson, from a letter to James Madison Jefferson’s Latin is probably most often translated as “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery”, though, in the context of the letter, it might be more accurately “I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude”. But in truth […]

Practice/Train/Compete — and Repeat

I enjoy shooting, but that’s not why I carry a gun.  I carry to protect myself and the people I love, although it’s not my primary method of insuring our safety.  Safe driving, a safe home, and situational awareness are our primary defenses—the gun is there only if everything else fails. Minor mistakes in routine […]

Does It Hurt When I Tell You What to Think?

I thought I was reading a hilarious Onion article the other day that lampooned a group of comically self-obsessed physicians.  I was enjoying the farce—the story had the egomaniacal doctors presuming that their medical education qualified them to discuss anthropogenic global warming—aka “Climate Change”.  They even suggested it would be appropriate to push their Al […]

Inconvenient Truth

There are certain basic truths, and some of them are unpleasant. We often hide these facts from children until they’re old enough to handle them. For example, [Spoiler alert!] Santa Claus isn’t real, there’s no such thing as the Easter Bunny, Mom and Dad don’t know everything and, eventually, everyone dies. But hiding from those […]

Common Sense About Gun Laws

“Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.”        — Thomas Paine “Common sense gun laws” is a favorite expression of anti-gun politicians and hoplophobic celebrities.  They use that phrase to […]

Suppressors: A True Public Health Issue

The National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) was primarily a response to Prohibition era gang violence. It mandated the registration of all suppressors, machine guns, short-barreled shotguns and rifles, and imposed a lengthy approval process and added enormous expense for these devices.  The $200 tax on manufacturing and transferring the covered items was exorbitant at […]