Monthly Archives: March 2018


26 Mar 18 The “Debate” Capable or neither objectivity, nor intellectual honesty, our leftist “media” continues to viciously denigrate American guns and gun-owners. The “debate” is all one-way! In a cynically fraudulent pretense of “fairness,” they occasionally interview an ostentatious competitive shooter (who doesn’t even carry of gun), a clueless gun-accident victim, or some batty […]

Sold Down the River!

24 Mar 18 “The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is the pretense of intelligent ignorance. The former is teachable; the latter is not.” Criss Jami This from a friend and student in Europe: “Concerning the recent terrorist attack in France. If the French government could have concealed this event, it would have done so, […]

ILEETA, 2018

20 Mar 18 2108 ILEETA (international Law enforcement Educator’s and Trainer’s Association) Conference, St Louis, MO We just attended the second day of this year’s ILEETA Convention at the wonderful Union Station Hotel in downtown, St Louis, MO Both Vicki and I are teaching classes, among dozens of others. I tried to attend them all. […]

Tacc-Con 2108!

18 Mar 18 2018 Tac-Con (Polite Society), Little Rock, AR We just finished the three-day 2018 Tac-Con, put-together annually by Tom and Lynn Givens. Big crowd this year! In fact, Tom had to turn-away quite a few, as the facility will accommodate so many. Both Vicki and I presented Classes, and we had overflow crowds […]

The LAD!

16 Mar 18 Earlier this week, a CA school-teacher, who is also a local reserve police officer, and an outspoken anti-gun Democrat, brought his issue-G21 to a school classroom to serve as a “prop” during his now-famous “gun-safety lecture!” While sternly warning his charges of dangers inherent to guns, the teacher casually pointed his pistol […]


14 Mar 18 Gun Competence: I’ve grown weary of recent editorials frantically warning us all that allowing school teachers and administrations to carry concealed pistols in school will lead to a “rash of gun-accidents,” because “… ‘those people’ just can’t be trained to use guns competently.” In that case, I suppose no one can be […]

Dtiquips Pale

That’s a great quip! Jay Sent from my iPad > On Mar 10, 2018, at 10:31 AM, John Farnam’s Quips mailing list wrote: > > 10 Mar 18 > > The Pale > > England’s on-again-off-again conquest of Ireland, starting in the 12th Century, entered an intense and bloody phase in the 16th, under the […]


10 Mar 18 The Pale England’s on-again-off-again conquest of Ireland, starting in the 12th Century, entered an intense and bloody phase in the 16th, under the Tudors. Henry VIII’s notorious split with the Roman Church, officially starting in 1534, injected an evangelistic religious element into Britain’s mostly unwelcome presence in staunchly Catholic Ireland. The next […]

Public Beggars!

9 Mar 18 “It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is, than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” Carl Sagan Beggars: People openly begging, in public places, is yet another telltale sign of the progressive deterioration of our civilization! When I was growing-up in the 1960s, public begging was […]

More on Pistol Caliber Selection!

8 Mar 18 Addendum to the 380Auto: In response to my Quip on the 380Auto cartridge, and various pistols chambered for it, I’ve received many comments! Some comments, negative and positive, about the 380Auto are based on personal experience, and I surely have to respect that. For most of us, personal experience always trumps “statistical […]

The Lowly 380Auto!

6 Mar 18 380Auto What is called the “380Auto” over here, is called “9mm Kurz,” “9mm Corto,” or “9×17” in Europe. “Kurz” and “Corto” both translate to “short” The cartridge has been around for over one-hundred years, nearly as long as the currently more-popular 9mm Parabellum (AKA: “9×19,” “9mm Luger”). The 380Auto’s enduring popularity is […]

Too Pure?

1 Mar 18 More hypocrisy, from guess who: I don’t fly Delta anyway, but it is even less likely I’ll fly with them now, after they precipitously canceled a discount arrangement with the NRA. As we all agree, the NRA is far from perfect, but we’re all members and need to be. And, most agree […]