Carpe Diem

26 Feb 24   Deadly Campus:   American young adults, going off to college, are quickly submerged in modern higher-education leftist/woke political agenda.   Of course, with leftists there is never any “debate.” You’re required to unconditionally embrace their woke agenda, or be shown the door. They smugly promote “diversity,” in everything but opinion!   […]


24 Feb 24   Naive Assumptions:   Thursday’s nationwide cell-phone disruption is by now “old news,” and lasted only a few hours, yet when service was restored, 911-centers were instantly flooded with calls (for hours afterward) from panicked citizens who were wondering if emergency services were still available!   Many Americans have merrily done-away with […]


23 Feb 24   I keep getting BHO and JRB mixed together!   The 2021 “withdrawal” from Afghanistan was on JRB’s watch, not BHO’s   I apologize for the gaffe!   /John

Terror Exports!

23 Feb 24   Exportable Terror:   Yesterday, one innocent Israeli citizen was murdered (via gunfire), and eight others were wounded (also via gunfire) as they sat in stationary vehicles during a protracted traffic-jam near the A-Za’ayem checkpoint that separates the West Bank from Jerusalem.   Not surprisingly, this incident received scant notice in the […]


20 Feb 24   NYC   No city in the USA has more police, nor more laws/regulations/ordinances/restrictions, than does NYC!   So, when public order breaks-down in NYC (which it has), despite innumerable laws and ostensible “law-enforcers,” the rest of us might get the crazy idea that all those suffocating restrictions on personal freedom may […]


16 Feb 26   “A nation can survive fools, even ambitious ones. But, it cannot survive treason from within.   An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly.   But, the traitor moves freely among those within our gates. His sly whispers rustling through galleys, heard […]


15 Feb 24   Coming to a theater near you!   1 “Bail-reform,” 2 open borders, 3 “sanctuary cities,” 4 “restorative justice,” 5 woke/leftist prosecutors, mayors, governors   All represent “seeds of destruction”   One of the illegal aliens who battered NYPD Patrolmen last week was out on “cashless bail” (for another felony) and, as […]

Church Shooting!

13 Feb 24   Church shooting:   Two days ago, on “Superbowl Sunday,” a woman entered the enormous Lakewood Church in Houston, TX.   This is a regularly-televised “megachurch,” presided-over by smiling televangelist, Joel Osteen   The woman was wearing a long trenchcoat (which concealed an M4) and was escorted by her seven-year-old son.   […]


6 Feb 24   “Knowledge defeats fear.   Preparation defeats failure.   Discipline defeats panic”   Michael Lang   Bad outcomes!   In a recent case in which I consulted, a householder answered his front doorbell one afternoon.   A person he knew (slightly) was at his door and wanted to come in.   The […]


1 Feb 24   Physical contact:   As orchestrated by leftist politicians, our civilization continues to experience:   1) Widespread, and increasing, violent lawlessness   2) Increasing illegal drug use, particularly fentanyl that is effortlessly imported by drug cartels   3) Squalorous homelessness on an enormous, and growing, scale   4) Massive uncontrolled, unvetted, unhampered, […]

Holster Issue

31 Jan 24   “Excessive praise arises from the same bigotry matrix as excessive criticism.”   Stefan Molyneux   Flashlights Attached to Pistols:   Carrying pistols with flashlights permanently attached is today a common practice, for LEOs while in uniform, and for both LEOs and non-LEOs carrying concealed.   Holster-makers provide all kinds of holsters […]

2024 SHOT Show, Last Day

26 Jan 24   2024 SHOT Show, Last Day   Here are things I saw at the Show on this last day!   Kimber’s Maco is small-sized, 9mm thirteen-shooter. Nice size! The one you want is the R7 Maco FDE. It runs $675.00   PSA’s jointed-trigger (otherwise Glock-like) “Dagger” Pistol falls into the same category. […]

2024 SHOT Show, Third Day

25 Jan 24   2024 SHOT Show, Third Day   More on ammunition:   Today, I visited all manufacturers of serious ammunition. This is my recommendation in 9mm for personal defense:   Supervel: 9mm +p 115gr SCHP   Cor-Bon: 9mm +p 115gr DPX   Defiant: 9mm +p 115gr TCX   Underwood: 9mm +p 115gr Tac-XP […]

2024 SHOT Show, Second Day

24 Jan 24   2024 SHOT Show, Second Day   Of interest today:   Kimber’s K6xS light, snubby revolver is very nicely done. Hammer completely enclosed. Nice rubber grips. Designed for use w/speed-loaders. When you like snubbies, this one makes a good choice!   I can’t keep track of all the companies making M4s, but […]

2024 SHOT Show, Frist Day!

23 Jan 24   2024 SHOT Show, First Day:   This year’s SHOT Show surely seems well attended to me!   All display areas are filled. I’m trying to get through the whole thing.   Of interest:   Lone Wolf is making a complete serious pistol, the DUSK19. Very much like a G19, and the […]

2024 SHOT Show, Range Day

22 Jan 24   2024 SHOT Show, Las Vegas, NV   Vicki and I are here in Las Vegas, NV for the 2024 SHOT Show!   This is our opportunity to see new products, new ideas, old friends, new friends.   Today was “Range Day” at a massive outdoor Range in Henderson, NV. It was […]


19 Jan 24   “The American Revolution was conceived in churches and taverns.   I think I’ll spend more time in both!”   Operator’s Adage   Just happened yesterday in TX   Two men were unloading firewood from a truck in front of a Fort Worth, TX home. One was the homeowner, and the other […]

Another “mental-health crisis?”

15 Jan 24   “Modern ‘administrators’ fully expect a chocolate cake to emerge when they dump together vinegar and baking soda, and are astonished when it doesn’t happen!”   New-Age commentary   “Mental-health crisis?”   In a popular park in Austin, TX this past Tuesday, a local college student was violently attacked from behind by […]

Guaranteed Chaos

12 Jan 24   “Marxists’ ‘love’ of democratic institutions was a stratagem only, a pious fraud for the deception of the masses.   Within a socialist community, there is no room left for freedom.”   Ludwig Von Mises   “Guaranteed Chaos,” the currency of leftists:   As NY’s Democrat governor, with a bigoted sneer, crows […]

“Restorative” Justice?

9 Jan 24   “‘War’ is when the government tells you whom the enemy is.   ‘Revolution’ is when you figure it out for yourself!”   Napoleon Bonaparte   “Restorative ‘Justice?’”   In Clark Co, NV last week, a convicted multi-felonious defendant, who was in the process of learning his sentence (for just his latest […]