Santa Fe, Tx School Shooting

I’m tired of this cycle. People are dying and the only response is virtue signaling and talking points. Here is what matters first: Secure the schools. Bring in armed guards, and secure the schools. Any so-called solution that you want to put forward that does not start with securing the schools tells me in no…

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…

Blame Game

The anti-gun crowd wants to lay the blame at the feet of every person who supports gun rights. They are using kids as puppets to beg for the removal of 2nd Amendment rights. They brag about the support for their cause from other countries as if such support matters. They blame NRA members for the…

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…

An Open Letter to America’s Youth

To the Young People: Guns. I know that you have strong feelings on this subject, but if you would please humor me and read what I have to say here, this is from the heart. In the end, if you disagree with me, no harm done – disagreement is as American as apple pie and…

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…