A Few Thoughts on the Orlando Massacre

Like so many Americans, I woke up Sunday to the news of the attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.  As of this writing, 49 people are reported dead and 53 more wounded.  I wish I could say that I am sad or shocked by this news, but, sadly, I think “numb” might be […]

Echos from the Past… Relevant Today

Today marks the 74th anniversary of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. As such, I wanted to take this day to convey my thoughts on some recent current events and their implications, as our great nation is once again under attack. I would not characterize Pearl Harbor as a terrorist attack, but nonetheless, some interesting parallels can […]

The Importance of Training at Distance

Elsewhere on the blog I have mentioned how I have borrowed from Steve Fisher’s Critical Handgun Employment 2 class and do a fair amount of handgun practice at distance.  For the purposes of this article, let us define distance as 25 yards and out. The indoor ranges I frequent only go out to 25 yards, but […]

Terror in Paris

Both Robert and I thought some sort of blog post concerning the events in Paris was needed, but I have struggled with what I wanted to say… Partly because many other commentators have already said it better, and partly because the events happened in France rather than in the United States. The point that France […]

Umpqua Community College – Monday Morning Quarterback

The news has been hot since last week about the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. John provided some thoughts here, and I agree with everything he said.   On the rest of the web and cable news networks, there’s been the usual discussion of the murderer (notice I did not say “shooter.” I am […]

Campus Carry and the Umpqua Community College Shooting

I’m fucking pissed and these impromptu blog posts are becoming all too frequent… Yesterday, yet another lone gunman walked into a gun-free zone and perpetrated an atrocious act of mass murder. He was stopped by good guys with guns, far too late… The cops did it right and engaged the gunman immediately upon their arrival. […]

Never Forget, Never Forgive!

Today, we pause a moment to remember the many brave Americans that tragically lost their lives 14 years ago in the brutal terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I have always considered that day to be the Pearl Harbor of my generation… I can vividly remember exactly where I was when I learned of the […]