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ILEETA, 2021

24 Mar 21   ILEETA, 2021   Our annual ILEETA Convention (International Law Enforcement Educators’ and Trainers’ Association), once postponed, was finally held here in St Louis, MO this week.   Vicki presented her ever-popular “Size Still Matters” Class, about the subject of when duty handguns and hand sized are mismatched.   I was on […]

Sad Necessity!

21 Mar 21   “Music is not in the notes, but in the silence between them”   Mozart   Despite high-pitched squealing from France’s Green Party and the para-military CRCE (Communist, Republican, Citizen and Ecologist, their version of ANTIFA) at the French Senate’s legislative move on Thursday to allow carry of concealed pistols by off-watch […]

North Africa

20 Mar 21   “Mortal danger is an effective antidote for fixed ideas!”   Erwin Rommel   Rommel!   During Germany’s North Africa Campaign in 1940-43, under the masterful generalship of Erwin Rommel, German forces were able, in the beginning, to recapture much of the area that had been lost to the British by Rommel’s […]

DTI Quips

17 Mar 21   DTI Quips   Some on our Quips “Direct List” have fallen-off, for reasons I’m not prepared to explain!   I generally publish a Quip once per week, sometimes more often.   So, when you notice you haven’t been receiving Quips for two weeks or more, I’m not sure what happened, but […]


17 Mar 21   “Safe” at home?   There is currently a nationwide surge in home-invasion/robberies, along with a significant increase in violent crime in general.   Among disarmed (by fiat) NYC residents, the phenomenon is particularly alarming! The media is playing this plague down of course, because it makes the JRB Administration look bad, […]


13 Mar 21   Ammunition update:   A new batch of high-performance defensive ammunition from Defiant Munitions in SD is available shortly, 9mm +p and 5.56×45.   You can get hold of my friend and colleague, Pete Pi Jr at:   605 490 3247 DTI Student discount code: DTI2021   Go to their Web […]

When the “cure” is worse than the “disease”

13 Mar 21   “Everyone thinks of ‘changing the world,’ but no one thinks of changing himself.”   Leo Tolstoy   Last Wednesday, and apparently with a straight face, the wife of NYC’s current Communist mayor urged New Yorkers, all disarmed by law, to nonetheless physically confront dangerous felons, as these felons are in the […]

I respectfully decline the invitation to join your hallucination.

11 Mar 21   “The search for a scapegoat is the easiest of all hunting expeditions.”   Eisenhower   Mexico’s foreign minister said in a recent interview that America, “must reinstate the ban on assault weapons; that would become the backbone of the strategy to reduce the flow of contraband weapons into Mexico that has […]

World History!

8 Mar 21   “This is not ‘peace.’ It is an ‘armistice,’ for twenty years French General, Ferdinand Foch, commenting on the Versailles Treaty of 1918 that officially ended WWI. As it turns out, Foch’s prediction missed by just a few months!   Likewise, Alexander Solzhenitsyn was correct in his assertion in 1975 that the […]


4 Mar 21   “Firearms, in the hands of properly-trained and rational/reasonable people, can be helpful tools in saving lives.”   Frieling   “Safe” Storage?   In a number of states, including mine, there is a current legislative movement to mandate “safe” storage of guns.   Guns necessary to protect the home on short notice, […]

The “List”

28 Feb 21   “For those who have invested their identities into cliches, the only counter-argument they have is ‘being offended’” Stefan Molyneux   USSR’s “Great Terror,” or “Great Purge,” 1937-1939   Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) and his barbarous Bolsheviks ascended to power in Russia on the heels of the 1917-1923 “October Revolution.” Russia’s “last Czar,” […]


24 Feb 21   “The nature of modern war leaves no state untouched” Woodrow Wilson, 1916   Proxy War!   In the 1930s, Joe Stalin was actively exporting his own style of Communism worldwide, but his well-deserved personal reputation for ecumenical murderous brutality (despite his best efforts to hide much of it) generated considerable push-back […]

Angles Fear to Tread!

23 Feb 21   Where Angles Fear to Tread!   Yesterday, the Italian ambassador to the DRC (Democratic Republic of the Congo) was murdered during an armed attack on his convoy as it traveled in Congo’s back-country.   The Ambassador himself, Luca Attanasio, did not live through it, nor did an Italian soldier (Carabinieri), and […]

No Respect!

17 Feb 21   “I have respect for good and decent people, of all races, who work, produce, dream, and flourish through honest ambition, who raise virtuous families, create legitimate wealth, and proudly advance our civilization.   I have none for amoral thugs, non-productive societal parasites, who grab, destroy, and loot.   I have even […]

Gun History!

16 Feb 21   “‘Impassable terrain’ is more a state of mind, than a state of nature”   John Whitman   More Gun History:   Fulminate of mercury, as an impact-detonated primer compound, was developed by a Scott, Alexander Forsyth, in the first decade of the 19th Century. Sam Pauly, in France, takes Forsyth’s idea […]

The Power to Impoverish!

11 Feb 21   “There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil!   The man who is wrong still retains some respect for truth, if only by accepting the responsibility of choice. But the man in the middle is the knave […]

Feudal Follow-up

9 Feb 21   Follow-up, from a friend in Chicago:   “Reasons for the astounding explosion in carjackings here is that they’re almost all perpetrated by gangs of ‘juveniles’ who:   1) Know they will never prosecuted as adults, probably not prosecuted at all!   2) Know they will be released immediately after arrest, on […]

Our Return to Feudalism!

4 Feb 21   “See, people with power understand exactly one thing:   violence.”   Noam Chomsky   Gangs of armed car-jackers in Chicago are currently finding easy victims among the ever-decreasing few naive suburbanites who are still foolish enough to drive into the city.   “Gun-free” NYC has much the same problem, and it […]


4 Feb 21   “Logic is an enemy, and truth a menace”   Rod Serling, in the introduction to “The Obsolete Man,” starring Burgess Meredith, a “Twilight Zone” television episode from 1961   Academics at our ever-leftist Ivy League universities have decided that the best way to avoid war is to pretend it never happened! […]

Fighting Spirit!

1 Feb 21   “Remember my son that the Irish fight well, but Russian artillery’s hotter than hell!”   Irish folk song, dating from the Crimean War, 1853-1856   “Fighting Spirit”   Luigi Cadorna, Italian Army Chief of Staff, lamented in 1916 during the 8th Battle of the Isonzo River (WWI) that his dauntless troopers […]