License to Carry Test

Today I finally went in to take the LTC (License to Carry) class, written test, and firearm accuracy test. It took the better part of the day to get everything done, and I want to share some of the insights I had today as things progressed. It was actually just a few years ago that…

A Case for the AR-15 for Home Defense

Due in no small part to the negligence of the news media and their failure in honestly informing the general public, the dreaded AR-15 rifle is probably the most misunderstood firearm out there right now. And lately, the mantra of nobody needs an AR-15 has been taken out, dusted off and given some very extensive…

Defensive Ammo

When considering your choice of defensive ammunition, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Much like your choice of firearm for self-defense, the ammunition you use is important and you have to keep certain things in mind. In my .357 Magnum, the defensive load I keep is the Federal Premium Personal Defense. I…

Mat Chat: Try a Little Kindness

I had a talk with my students today. We are working on finding ways to make acts of kindness. I thought I would share some of that here today, with a little extra because most of my readers are grown adults. If you stop and think about it, there is probably at least one person…

The Real Issues

I think it is cute how when you try to point and get your dog to look at something, they look at your finger. We tend to project our ideas and intent so well that we assume that the dog knows we mean Hey, look over there. When a dog does it, it is very cute…

Mass Shootings and U.S. Media

Do you ever ask why we never hear much about those times when a bad guy breaks into the wrong home and gets blown away by an armed homeowner? Does it ever cross your mind to think about how in the event someone is killing innocents and is killed by the proverbial Good Guy with a Gun that…

Parkland Florida Thoughts

Once again an armed attack on a school has brought out the worst on both sides of the gun debate. Lives were lost,  and people were still learning what had happened and who the victims were when the talking heads start prattling on about gun control. I have been asked, and here are my somewhat…

Home Defense Firearms

A lot of email inquiries come in about choice of firearms for home defense. There are a lot of choices out there and a lot of things to consider. If I am to respond honestly, I will tell you that anytime anyone answers this question, they are merely giving their opinion. My answer here is…

Caricatures of Characters

A while back I wrote a few posts on people assuming digital identities and from the safety of home, acting out in ways which were totally unlike their actual self. Lately, I have been concerned with another issue. This has to do with the way in which people are approaching real life, actual reality as…

On Bullying

There have been several highly publicized news stories on people who were bullied and ended up committing suicide, even one that I read was only 10 years old. There was also a viral video online of a parent interviewing her crying son on the subject of his experiences of being bullied. I am going to…

NICS: Flaws and Solutions

Due in large part to the way in which people are assuming roles as if they are in a movie, my correspondence after shooting events such as Sutherland Springs, Texas tend to be one extreme or the other. On the one hand, I hear from people who say, how does it feel to advocate ownership of firearms and…

Common Sense Gun Laws

I had a family emergency which resulted in my extended absence from this blog. I have not been ignoring the questions and emails which have come in, I was just not in any shape to do anything. While things have settled, this is a situation that cannot be cured, only endured. Those who know me…