Monthly Archives: January 2022

Crime Wave!

31 Jan 22   Crime Wave!   “When a citizen affirmatively practices ‘avoidance,’ lethal force in defense of one’s own continued good health is rarely necessary, but when it is, it is acutely necessary, and nothing less will suffice. Displaying and/or discharging a gun is not always an acceptable solution to deadly conduct on the […]

Enemy at the Gate!

28 Jan 22   “Is there no virtue among us? If there is not, we are without hope! No form of government, existing or theoretical, will keep us from harm. To think that any government, in any form, will insure liberty and happiness for an dishonorable population represents the height of self-deception.”   James Madison […]

Promises! Promises!

25 Jan 22   “Men who are ‘easy as an old shoe’ are generally of as little worth”   Charles H Spurgeon   Righteous indignation?   Don’t bet your life on it, and be careful about promises, made so casually!   As the Anglo-Boer War in South Africa saw thousands of captured Dutch settlers’ families […]

Peace in Our Time!

24 Jan 22   Worrisome Times!   Last week, our current president’s multiple impairments signaled all too clearly that no rogue nation need worry about any kind of swift and decisive action from a confused, floundering USA!   JRB painfully wheezed his way through a surgically-referenced “press conference,” but even then he went off-script long […]

2022 SHOT Show, 3rd Day

20 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, 3rd Day   NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) is to gun-related businesses as NRA is to individual gun-owner (but managed a good deal better).   NSSF has hosted the annual SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show, in January in Las Vegas, NV for nearly a decade now.   […]

2022 SHOT Show, 2nd Day

19 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, 2nd Day   This day was taken-up with meetings, but I did get out on the floor for a time:   DSA President Dave Selvaggio is the kind of gun-company CEO for whom I have a lot of respect! He was there today, all day, talking with customers […]

2022 SHOT Show, Frist Day

18 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, First Day   Attendance is down this year, no doubt. I heard lots of complaints from vendors about the modest crowds.   And, there were more than a few empty spaces, where vendors apparently decided to drop-out at the last minute.   With all that, there were still […]

2022 SHOT Show, Range Day

17 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, Range Day   Range Day featured a number of manufacturers, and a few were missing, as noted below!   I have much respect for manufacturers who are not afraid to bring their wares to the Range and allow us to shoot them and form opinions.   Of note: […]

The Choice!

15 Jan 22   “Introducing firearms into a facility is a decision to be made carefully… There are countless considerations, and if organizations overlook them, they may put their congregants at risk”   Mike Masters, CEO, SCN (Secure Community Network)   Here is a not-so-polite “update:”   As we saw taking place today in TX, […]

SHOT Show 2022

15 Jan 22   2022 SHOT Show, Las Vegas, NV   Vicki and I arrived here in Las Vegas, NV yesterday for the 2022 SHOT, Show. Range Day is Monday. The expo itself is at the Venetian (formally the Sands) Convention Center. The Show has expanded this year into the adjacent, and recently-completed, Caesar’s Forum. […]

The List!

9 Jan 22   “A year after the attack on the Capitol, data science is better than ever at predicting insurrections.”   Thursday’s Washington Post   In the wake of the one-year anniversary of the famous 6 Jan 21 protest in Washington DC, Marxicrats have indicated that they just can’t wait to employ “artificial intelligence” […]

No Safe Place!

7 Jan 22   “Weakness brings bullying and war. Strength and determination maintains peace.” Doc Gunn   House-sitting used to be a fairly “safe” occupation, but not now and especially not in CA!   Mansion-ransacking is replacing car-jacking as the favorite sport of CA criminals who, for good reason, don’t fear de-funded police and fear […]


5 Jan 22   “Funny things, accidents. You never have them, until you’re having them!”   AA Milne From a police chief in TX:   “Last week, a fellow and his wife were parked after dark at one of our local convenience stores. Before going into the store, the male (driver) retrieved a kydex IWB […]

“Holy” Politics

4 Jan 22   “When we remember that the German word for ‘holy’ (selig) is the root of our English word, ‘silly,’ we may be forced to make pertinent connections.”   Mary Rose O’Reilley   With regard to the Burlington Coat Factory Store shooting in a Los Angeles, CA shopping center on 23 Dec 21, […]


2 Jan 22   “Why did we become blind?   I don’t think we did ‘go blind.’   I think we are blind, blind but seeing, blind people who can ‘see,’ but do not see.”   Jose Saramago   The PRC (Peoples’ Republic of China) is extremely aggressive in expanding its military influence in the […]