25 June 12

Comments from a friend and long-time LEO in a neighboring state:

“With regard to your previous Quip, we are assuredly seeing the trend here.

Our local gun-shop looks as if it is going out of business, because display cases are mostly bare. During ‘normal’ times, there are at least sixty handguns on display. Today, two used G17s, a Ruger LCR, and a single Kahr CW9. In my entire LEO career, I’ve never seen anything like this!

The owner tells me he has guns on order, but popular ones (Glocks, XDs, M&Ps, SIGs, Kahrs) are out the door the same day they arrive. Ammunition too!

I’ve been nervous the past few years about the direction world history and of politics this Country.

Now, I’m really getting scared!”


“A nation can survive fools, even ambitious ones. But, it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly. The traitor moves freely among those within our gates. His sly whispers rustling through galleys, heard in the very hall of government itself, for the traitor appears as a friend. He speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and wears their face and garments. He appeals to the despicability that lies deep in the hearts of all men and thus rots the soul of a nation. He works secretly to undermine the pillars of the City. He contaminates the body politic, so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.”

Cicero, 42 BC