The Collapse of the British Military

The Collapse of the British Military

Britain is widely regarded by all (except perhaps our ‘Commander-in-Chief’) as being this country’s strongest ally – it is the country we have a ‘special relationship’ with.  They feel the same way about us too, and they’ve not hesitated to support us whenever we’ve needed it. The strength of Britain as our ally is measured not just in its moral support of our policies and positions on the world stage, but also in its military […]

Should we Ban/Restrict Rifles?  Or Hammers?  Or Hands?

Should we Ban/Restrict Rifles? Or Hammers? Or Hands?

The sheep are predictably bleating in response to the Sandy Hook School shooting.  Ban this!  Restrict that!  Outlaw the other thing! The gun grabbers are leading this chorus with glee, while the sheep rush to sacrifice not just their liberty and freedom but also yours and mine too; all in the naieve ridiculous hope that the bad guys will voluntarily also sacrifice their liberty and their freedom. Most of the focus seems to be on […]

The Most and Least Violent Countries in the Western World

The Most and Least Violent Countries in the Western World

As I write this, the country is going through a histrionic act of soul-searching after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown Connecticut last week.  Gun grabbers can barely hide their glee behind a veil of crocodile tears, and the rush to enact more gun control legislation is terrifying in its irrational intensity. The biggest problem with gun control?  There’s too much of it.  There’s a reason that people choose to shoot up schools […]

Gun Sales Skyrocket

Gun Sales Skyrocket

Black Friday this year set a new record for gun sales nationwide, which were up 20% on Black Friday last year. Gun sales can be loosely tracked to the number of calls to the FBI’s NICS background check service.  Any time a person buys a firearm from a registered gun dealer, the dealer needs to call the NICS service for an instant background check and obtain an approval code for the transaction.  Of course, not […]

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens' Gun-Hating Lunacy

Retired Supreme Court Justice Stevens’ Gun-Hating Lunacy

John Paul Stevens was the nation’s third longest serving justice on the Supreme Court, having been appointed by President Ford in 1970, and retiring in 2010 (allowing for Obama to replace him with Elena Kagan, who Stevens described as ‘a brilliant justice‘). Although nominally a conservative prior to his appointment, Stevens generally sided with the liberal side of the court (in case that isn’t obvious from his quote about controversial Kagan).  And so, unsurprisingly, he […]

Be Smart with Smart 911

Be Smart with Smart 911

A new service – Smart 911 – is slowly rolling out across the nation.  You can join it now and it is free, and hopefully sooner rather than later your local city/county 911 Dispatch Service will sign up for it too. It works so that when you call in to a participating 911 Dispatch Service from a phone you’ve registered with Smart 911, the operator’s screen will fill with a lot more information about yourself, […]

Intruder Rapes 84 yr old Woman - Code Word Signaling Could Have Saved Her

Intruder Rapes 84 yr old Woman – Code Word Signaling Could Have Saved Her

We’ve written before about how your seemingly safest place – your home – can actually be full of unexpected dangers.  Our assumption of safety and our relaxation of our normal alertness upon entering our front door means we risk being surprised by already present intruders. There are – sadly – many dimensions to the risks we have to always keep in mind at home, and we’ve discussed several of them before – the dangers posed […]

Lessons from the FL Internet Cafe Shootout

Lessons from the FL Internet Cafe Shootout

You may have already read – and possibly seen the video clips – about a wonderfully one-sided shootout in an Ocala FL internet cafe last Friday evening. Two youths, one armed with a pistol, the other with a baseball bat, entered an internet cafe with some 30 people inside, shortly before 10pm.  They announced their intention to hold the place up and rob not just the cashier but all the people in the cafe. As […]

Gun Sales Still Increasing, Crime Rates Still Decreasing

Gun Sales Still Increasing, Crime Rates Still Decreasing

About this time last year, we commented on the annual release of the FBI’s violent crime statistics, showing a continued significant decline in violent crime of all type.  At the same time, other FBI statistics showed a steady increase in the number of guns sold each month. Is this a coincidence, we wondered?  Or do increased gun sales actually lead to a decrease in violent crime – quite the opposite of what the gun control […]