Monthly Archives: May 2014


28 May 14 Political “Bait-and-Switch!” It is common strategy for frowsy, leftist politicians (is there another kind?) first to cynically manufacture a “problem,” and subsequently to propose to “save us” from this terrible dilemma (that they created), inevitably with a “solution” that, without fail, involves (1) squandering the public treasury while (2) simultaneously invalidating our […]

Love Freedom Enough?

23 May 14 “When they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” Thomas Pynchon Bankrupt and crumbling Detroit, MI, where all who are able are getting out as fast as they can, has unhappily become the sister-city of Johannesburg, South Africa! For years, Johannesburg has claimed, among other […]

No, We won’t!

19 May 14 Lions and Hyenas: Some day, they will come for you in the night, and they will kill you They will be dissuaded many times, but eventually they’ll come You’ll doubtless slay many, even most But, the remainder will overwhelm and kill you, and there is little you can do, And yet … […]

Going to guns, Part II

16 June 14 “I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has, in some way, obstructed interstate commerce.” J. Edgar Hoover These comments from a now-retired, skid-row beat-cop who worked his entire career in a large metro area, which then and now, can […]

“Going to Guns!”

16 May 14 When we “go to guns!” “We are irritated by rascals, intolerant of fools, and prepared to love the rest. But where are they?” Mignon McLaughlin We professing Operators spend much time on our weapon skills, as it should be. Recent, inadvertent videos of police officers, and other good people, shooting criminal suspects, […]

How Do You Do?

13 May 14 “How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?” Charles de Gaulle Full Circle! Popular Chief of the LAPD, Charlie Beck, was photographed today carrying on his waist a (are you ready for this?) 1911 pistol, with hammer in full-cock position! Recruits entering the famous […]

Quips are Back!

13 May 14 As you’ve probably noticed, Quips have not been sending since the beginning of his month. They have been written and posted on our Web Page at This was necessitated because of new anti-spam measures implemented by AOL. We now have everything “fixed,” so the postings will begin going out as they […]


12 May 14 “The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be […]

You never know….!

8 May 14 Terminal Ballistics! “We are not preparing for the world we live in. We are preparing for the world we may find ourselves in!” Michael Mabee During a brief stand-off between Pinal Co, AZ officers and a single auto-theft suspect, that took place in January of this year, the suspect was ultimately engaged […]

“Smart” Guns?

6 May 14 “Smart” Guns? This morning, I saw a news report on so-called “smart” pistols. It seems NJ and CA (what a surprise?) are currently considering legislation requiring this “new” technology on all sales of new pistols. Of course, the reporter, who obviously knows nothing about guns (another surprise!), didn’t even know enough to […]

Web Page Only

6 May 14 The next few Quips will go to DTI’s Web Page and Facebook page only, as we are still trying to work past AOL’s new spam controls. All will be eventually sent to the Distribution List, but it may be a week or two! /John