The Company You Keep. Common Sense Choices for Those Who Lawfully Carry a Gun.
Those of us who regularly carry firearms for self-defense are generally well aware of the need to avoid confrontations. Whether using inappropriately provocative speech, or being foolish enough to become involved in something as dangerous as a road rage incident, we know only too well that any misstep by us will more than likely be exploited by some future prosecutor. But in the quest to | Read More »
From “Fast and Furious” to the IRS and Bengazi. What Will it Take?
First we had Obama’s “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, in which hundreds of Mexicans (as well as American border agents) DIED, then Bengazi, in which American diplomats and security personnel DIED. Now we find out that the IRS is acting like the Secret Police. We have wiretaps of Associated Press reporters. And as if all that weren’t enough, it now appears that the EPA may | Read More »
Oooops! More People, More Guns, and…LESS Crime?
Facts are stubborn things: A study released Tuesday by the government’s Bureau of Justice Statistics found that gun-related homicides DROPPED from 18,253 in 1993 to 11,101 in 2011. That’s a 39 percent reduction in the RAW NUMBER, while the population grew by 51 MILLION, and the number of guns in America went from 200 million to over 300 million! Pew Research Center found a similar | Read More »
2014…Crossroads for American Gun Owners
Never in American history have our rights been more at risk than they are today. As a result, gun stores have fewer and fewer guns on their shelves, and ammunition is flying out the doors as fast as the pallets are unloaded. Even 22 rimfire ammo is scarce, along with soaring prices everywhere you look. However, a silver lining in this is that these shortages | Read More »
Will My Gun Hurt Me in Court?
One of the most important ways we can protect ourselves legally is to make sensible choices before we find ourselves in a self-defense situation. And asking ourselves, “What will a jury think?” is an excellent way to ensure decisions that give us the edge. From mock jury trials to psychological studies, there is substantial research on the psychology of juries, especially where self-defense is concerned. | Read More »
Where are the Parents?
The stories are becoming all too familiar. A young child does something utterly harmless, and the “authorities” come down on him (or her) like a SWAT team. Or school administrators announce some outrageous new “rule” that 20 years ago would have gotten them fired. Recent examples include: Two 10 year-old girls running a lemonade stand suddenly find themselves confronted by armed police officers, telling them | Read More »
Minimum Wage Madness
Here in Minnesota, at the behest of our looney-tunes Democrat Governor Mark Dayton, the Democrat controlled House and Senate is considering once again the insane idea of raising the state minimum wage. Now, the very fact that something as destructive as a government imposed minimum price for unskilled labor even exists is a testament to the economic illiteracy of much of the American public. That | Read More »
Warning: “Stealth” Gun Control on the Rise
By keeping our attention on things like bans of “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines, the anti-gun forces are using a tried and true technique of magicians throughout the ages – misdirection. If the anti-gun “illusionists” can keep the public (including us) watching one hand, they can use the other hand to achieve their true objective. Pro-gun-rights supporters expend significant energy on opposing more obvious | Read More »
Obama’s Anti-gun Fanaticism No Surprise
Obama’s State of the Union message focused pointedly on his desire for yet more gun control initiatives. This is exactly what we predicted when he first got elected – that he would do nothing on guns in his first term, so as not to endanger his reelection. But once he no longer had to run again, watch out. And, as predicted, barely days after the | Read More »
Warning: Ammunition is the next “Big Tobacco”
How does $89 for a 50 round box of 9mm target ammo sound? Well, if gun owners don’t get off their collective rear ends that may well be the “new normal” – and sooner than they think. I’m old enough to remember when cigarettes were 35 cents a pack. Thanks to the “war on Big Tobacco” they now go anywhere from $5 at the discount | Read More »