Readiness Follow-up

28 Apr 17 More on “Readiness” In making the point about the importance of personal readiness in my last Quip, I didn’t intend to convey the impression that I teach students, during an emergency, to carefully adjust sights, stocks and slings, nor to sling-up, all prior...

Readiness!

27 Apr 17 “Willingness is a state of mind. Readiness is a statement of fact!” First heard (by me) in Marine Corps OCS, Quantico, VA, 1967. The definition of “security” is: “Whatever you have with you at the moment, and how smoothly and incisively you can put it all...

Guns are Dangerous!

26 Apr 17 “Unlikely” doesn’t translate to “Impossible!” From a friend and colleague: ‘Last week on our outdoor range, while setting-up a pistol (G19) for a stoppage-reduction drill, it unexpectedly discharged when the instructor released the slide. No fingers anywhere...

Security Theater!

26 Apr 17 Still unarmed! What will it take? This from a friend attending a graduation at one of our big military bases last week: “When arriving on base entry gate, no one checked my ID, nor IDs of people accompanying me. Uniformed Army gate-guards had no rifles...

Pseudo-Piety

20 Apr 17 “Pacifism is merely cowardice, masquerading as ‘piety’” Anon Paranoid grass-eaters really don’t trust anyone! These comments from a friend who is a federal special agent: “Just returned from DC. Nearly every government facility in DC, and many private...