RDOs

30 Mar 24   “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship”   Denzel Washington   Red dots, bird hunting, and exasperating lessons!   Yesterday afternoon, I was upland bird hunting at our local club here in CO. My quarry was the wily, drab-colored chukker partridge.   I’ve hunted chukkers many times, and I’m […]

“Apex” Predators!

25 Mar 24   “The more you screw them, the better they like it”   Liberal axiom   “Apex” Predators:   On Saturday in northern CA, two young brothers were precipitously attacked by a mountain lion.   One brother, while injured, survived the attack.   The other brother didn’t!   Leftist politicians are busily “reintroducing” […]

Security Theater!

24 Mar 24   “Owning a gun is choosing to be an active participant in your own rescue”   Gideon Joubert (South African colleague)   Unarmed “Guards”   During the murderous ISIS attack at a Moscow (Russia) concert last Friday, uniformed (but unarmed) guards were generously posted at strategic points throughout the venue, as one […]

“Modern” Policing!

20 Mar 24   “They can’t shove it up your ass while you’re sitting on it!”   Glennon   The national calamity of trying to police in a woke political culture:   Today, I attended a number of classes where I was treated to hearing all about, “Constitutional Policing,” endless lectures on “de-escalation,” avoiding any […]

ILEETA, 2024

19 Mar 23   ILEETA, 2024   Vicki and I are at the 2024 ILEETA (International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association) Convention here in St Louis.   All LEOs need to be members! Trainers particularly should attend these conventions, as there are so many valuable classes, demonstrations, vendors. It is great way to stay […]

Our Justice System, Wounded!

16 Mar 24   “Wrath and anger are hateful things. Yet, the sinner hugs them tightly”   From the Book of Sirach, 27:30. Sirach, written by a Jewish scribe (Sira), probably in Alexandria, Egypt, dates from 175BC, but was/is not included in Jewish Canon. It is included among “apocryphal books” of the Catholic Bible   […]

“The Narrative”

14 Mar 23   Controlling the Narrative:   Back on 6 Feb 24, a man precipitously hurled two cans of burning liquid at a group of people waiting for a train on NYC’s Subway System in Manhattan. The attack was apparently random.   No serious injury was reported. The perpetrator ran away.   The entire […]

Vanishing Police!

12 Mar 24   Diminished Police Protection:   “Why doesn’t our government protect us? Why aren’t criminals following gun laws? Why do we have to protect ourselves?”   John Glassy   The City of Pittsburgh, PA used to have (just a few years ago) a Police Department with 1700 sworn officers- on patrol, answering calls, […]

Anarchy!

7 Mar 24   While The People are virtuous, they cannot be subdued   But, once they lose their virtue, then they will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.   Samuel Adams   We’re there!   Entire segments of our population have been told (by sleazy, amoral Democrat […]

Serious Purposes!

5 Mar 24   Serious Ammunition!   I just got off the phone with Peter Pi Jr, CEO of Defiant Munitions in Sturgis, SD.   Two rounds I recommend for serious purposes: Defiant 9mm 115gr +p TCX (all-copper HP projectile)Defiant 223 Rem 55gr TCX (also all-copper projectile)   After numerous spotty shortages, are now in-stock […]

Envy, celebrated!

4 Mar 24   Inflationary Economy:   In many states, certainly blue states, shoplifting (along with most other forms of thievery) is de-facto legal!   It is now common for brazen thieves to enter a store like any other shopper, openly pick up what they want, and exit without paying. They don’t even need to […]

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!   […]

Naive!

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 […]

Correction!

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 […]

NYC

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 […]

KC

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 […]

Shocked?

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.   […]

Unprepared!

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 […]