John R. Lott, Jr: Calderon’s False Statements On Guns

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In an editorial for Investors Business Daily, “More Guns, Less Crime” author John R. Lott, Jr. responds to Mexican President Felipe Calerdon’s ridiculous and insulting comments regarding Arizona’s new illegal alien law. Some…

Leaving Home – Chapter Three

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I learned to be a sailor, cruising the azul Atlantic waters down the coast of Portugal and crossing the Mediterranean. My Quartermaster title did not absolve me of any crew…

Susan Estrich: Guns and Drugs

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Susan Estrich and I walk paths on opposite sides of the great political divide. Although I disagree with some of her assumptions, I find her ideas are often logical and…

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The Associated Press: The M-4 Sucks in Afghanistan

AP writer Slobodan Lekic’s semi-cogent article the suitability of the M-4 in Afghanistan misses the point. Actually, it lacks one. Was he trying to introduce the Army’s new policy of having nine M-110 SASS…

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Leaving Home – Chapter Two

Everything I can remember about Portugal is what I could see from the boat: the hulls of freighters bleeding rust tied alongside us, to a battered old dock. The Neko…

Chinese Hammer and Meat Cleaver Attacks Prove Gun Control Doesn’t Work

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Here we go again.  Last week I reported on the inefficacy of China’s strict gun control laws to prevent mass slayings of children in schools.  Unfortunately, that was not the…

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Austin Police Raid Basement – I Mean Bunker

Is Jose Del Rio of East Austin, Texas, a heroic defender of the Second Amendment or paranoid schizophrenic? His neighbors thought the 70-year-old wildcatter was a nuisance for building a…

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Leaving Home – Chapter One

When I think of home in 1967, I remember everything in the muted colors of my mother’s faded Polaroid snapshots. I can still smell burned thermite from the flashbulbs on…

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Editorial: Pistolization? Pistolize this!

Do you feel pistolized? Canadian sociology professor James Sheptycki created the term “Pistolization” to describe the phenomenon of a society that integrates hand guns into commonplace daily life. It’s a more…

Chinese Knife Attacks Prove Gun Control Doesn’t Work

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China’s Ministry of Public Security announced today that police have been given emergency shoot-to-kill authority in response to a series of deadly knife attacks at schools across the country. China…

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Editorial: Pet Peeves: Gun Terminology

Anyone who has seen the pate of my head lately will know that I suffer from chronic frustrations that cause me to pull the hair from my head.  Take, for…