The Dictionary No Longer Holds

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“The right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” So says the independent, active clause of the Second Amendment. The Heller decision, handed down in…

Is The Justice Department About to Make a Move on Gun Rights?

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“The U.S. Supreme Court dealt Second Amendment supporters a major defeat by refusing to hear an appeal filed by San Francisco gun owners seeking to overturn that city’s requirement that…

Random Thoughts About Charleston And The Denial Of Evil

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You’ll find several buildings of note in any American city. Among them, the courthouse and at least one major church. In the courthouse, lawyers and judges ply their trade. The rule…

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We Are On Our Own

It’s 0-dark-thirty one hot summer night. Your wife is home alone as you work the late shift. She’s asleep. Suddenly, she’s startled awake by the sound of something—or someone—trying to…

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The Federal Future Crimes Threat Assessment Agency

TTAG readers are, I’m sure, familiar with the 2012 active shooter attack on a Colorado theater. The killer, who would want his name to be prominently mentioned here, killed 12…

Being George Zimmerman: A Cautionary Tale

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George Zimmerman was in the news again recently when the famous Floridian “was involved in a shooting.” Which he was – in the same sense that Abraham Lincoln and JFK were involved in shootings. Zimmerman was the subject of…

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Disarming The Military

There are two groups of people that have a very great deal in common, yet few would think to compare them. Both groups walk about with targets on their backs,…

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GLOCKs, The Proper Focus: A Response to Bob Owens

 Bob Owens is my friend, a simple sentence I’m proud to be able to write. He gave me my start in blogging at the now defunct Confederate Yankee blog, and…

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The Never-Ending War

We’re fighting a war and some things are eternal. I don’t speak of death and taxes, though those are certainly good examples, but of the fact that some people will…

If All Guns Could Disappear…

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In a recent article, I explored the very real danger represented by edged weapons, particularly, swords. Many readers are, I’m sure, familiar with the Tuelller Drill.  In 1983, police officer…

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Are Negligent Discharges Inevitable?

An “accidental discharge” is more accurately known as a negligent discharge (ND). One second you’re admiring a brilliantly designed and executed piece of wood (or plastic) and steel and the…

Reading this report from a local news source, a cold shiver ran down my spine. Read on, and see if you understand why.

“A man was shot by a sheriff’s deputy Thursday evening after he severely injured another deputy with a Samurai sword, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to a home on Quail Roost Drive in Navarre [Florida] about 5:40 p.m. for a report of a man with a knife trying to break in a door, according to Sheriff’s Capt. Bob Johnson.

When they arrived, they found a man armed with what was described as a Samurai sword and tried to use non-lethal force to subdue him, Johnson said . . .

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The Deadly Danger Of Swords

Reading this report from a local news source, a cold shiver ran down my spine. Read on, and see if you understand why. “A man was shot by a sheriff’s…