Why Do the TSA Need 3.454 million Rounds of Pistol Ammo?

Why Do the TSA Need 3.454 million Rounds of Pistol Ammo?

The TSA – the Transportation Security Administration – was formed shortly after 9/11/2001, and was tasked with taking over airport security screening duties. Rightly or wrongly (more wrongly than rightly) it was felt that a government coordinated organization could better manage airport security than was the case prior to that time with private security firm contractors at each airport.  In understanding this, it is essential to realize that the box cutters taken on board the […]

Military Style Policing Is Destroying Our Civil Society

Military Style Policing Is Destroying Our Civil Society

The cornerstones of modern effective policing actually date back to 1829 and England, when Sir Robert Peel established the Metropolitan Police Force in London, based in Scotland Yard (hence them sometimes being referred to as Bobbies, or, in a more pejorative sense, as Peelers). Arising out of his reforms came what are known today as the Principles of Policing, and we’ll list all nine of them before moving on with our article. The basic mission […]

US Court Forbids First Amendment Defence and Prohibits Defendant from Talking to the Media

US Court Forbids First Amendment Defence and Prohibits Defendant from Talking to the Media

Okay, so some people might disagree with what the defendant did, but that’s not to say he shouldn’t be allowed a full defence in his criminal trial on 13 charges of vandalism. Jeff Olson, a left-wing anti-bank political activist (gack) had been scribbling messages such as ‘Stop big banks’ on the sidewalk outside Bank of America branches in San Diego, using chalk to do so.  You know – what kids use, sidewalk chalk, the stuff […]

A Real Life Lesson in How NOT To Carry Your Concealed Pistol

A Real Life Lesson in How NOT To Carry Your Concealed Pistol

A woman in St Petersburg FL accidentally shot her friend in the leg with the pistol she apparently forgot she was carrying in her handbag. She – and her friend – should both consider themselves as very lucky.  The consequences could have been much more severe for both of them.  The woman might have shot a lawyer’s kid instead!  The friend might have been fatally wounded, even in the leg (femoral artery), and so on. […]

Learn From This Police Sergeant's Experience

Learn From This Police Sergeant’s Experience

A problem with firearms and self defense topics is there’s a profusion of ‘experts’ but very little factual basis to many of their opinions. So, wherever possible, we prefer to ‘let the facts do the talking’ rather than listen to ‘experts’. Here’s a thought provoking story of a police sergeant in Skokie, IL.  One day he unexpectedly found himself going at it, mano a mano, in a shootout with a fleeing felon.  He had no […]

I'm From the Government and I'm Here to (Not) Help You

I’m From the Government and I’m Here to (Not) Help You

We understand that everyone makes mistakes from time to time, whether they work for the government or not. That’s unavoidable and okay, if the mistake was sincerely made in the first place rather than a deliberate abuse of authority (and authority is something that government employees tend to have much more of than people working in the private sector) and if the mistake is quickly rectified. We also understand that some people are not very […]

Unintended Consequences in Liberal Seattle

Unintended Consequences in Liberal Seattle

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a law last year banning the use of plastic bags in grocery stores, and requiring stores to charge 5c each for paper bags. In truth, it seems the retailers were quite pleased about this.  They no longer had to give away plastic and paper bags for free, and – even better – could often make a profit by selling the massively marked up reusable shopping bags that it was […]

Knowing When NOT to Shoot

Knowing When NOT to Shoot

So there you are.  You’ve surprised three felons about to burglarize your property.  Fortunately, you have your handgun with you, and when you confront them as an armed homeowner, the three felons very sensibly turn tail and flee. Great.  So far, so good.  Bravo. But what happens next can completely change your day if you’re not careful.  There you are – heart pounding, blood surging, adrenalin levels off the scale, full of righteous anger, and […]

The Decline of the West as Measured by the Rise of New Skyscrapers

The Decline of the West as Measured by the Rise of New Skyscrapers

As we move into the new century, it is increasingly obvious that the 21st century belongs not to western civilization, but to other civilizations and regions. That’s an unpleasant truth and hard for most complacent westerners to appreciate or accept, particularly when they close their eyes to the rest of the world and surround themselves only with those selected snippets of information that encourage their belief in the innate supremacy of the western cultural/social/economic system. […]