Dangerous Times

I am not an alarmist and have been one of those calling out the self-defense instructors who try to gain students by exaggerating the threat we face in our day to day life. But, there are some things going on that need to be watched, and possibly toned down to avoid running off of a…

Social Media and Social Issues

I will do my best to keep this pretty generic, but many of my readers will know what I am talking about. Every week we seem to have a new cause, issue, or topic we are told to be enraged about. People who do not fall for the hype are categorized as heartless, stupid, and…

See the Good, Prepare for the Bad

I get emails from people who see the world in a way that is different from my own nearly every day. Most of the emails are kind and I love hearing positive feedback, even from people who disagree with me. It gives me hope that much of what we see from the media is the…

Three (not so) Little Monkeys

I read a lot. Sometimes my brain makes connections between what I am reading and what I teach. This is what I have for you today. It is not a theory of everything,┬áit is not even a complete position. Think of it more as a point of departure. What follows is my brain droppings after…

The Texas Plan for School Safety

I took some time to really read the plan put forward by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, and, setting aside all of the craziness that followed its release, I looked at this in the spirit of searching for the best answers to a horrendous problem. Like anyone else, I looked at this and saw a lot…

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…