Category Archives: Personal

Self reflections…

A Letter

March 7, 2013 To my elected representatives, All, I recently read an article by the Englishman, Charles C. W. Cooke titled, “The Right to Bear Arms and Popular Sovereignty”. The following quote is from the article: “It makes little philosophical … Continue reading

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Mom

It has been a very long time since I posted anything. This relates directly to my post of November 9, 2012 and the consequences of that fateful election that are becoming more and more apparent every day. The last line … Continue reading

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The Four Freedoms

How did I get to be this old and creaky without knowing of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s four freedoms speech? Oh sure, I wasn’t paying attention in all of those history courses. Remember when we actually called it history and not … Continue reading

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Courage

After an absolutely ugly political campaign season, the electorate have weighed in and the result is stunning to me. So stunning, that I have been more or less comatose for two days. I will allow myself one snarky comment, “Being … Continue reading

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Response to Z

A couple of dear friends commented on my previous post (Is This Reasonable, August 17th) with concerns about ever achieving peace in a world full of weapons and the experience in the United Kingdom with their handgun ban. The following … Continue reading

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Is This Reasonable?

There is lots of ruckus about gun laws these days. I have written elsewhere in this blog about the type of gun laws no one could object to, the reasonable ones. Today, I heard about Emily Miller. Emily is a … Continue reading

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Reasonable… Again

Tragedy The horrific tragedy in Aurora, CO has brought out all of the usual suspects amongst the ban the guns folks. There is Bloomberg in New York City and his pals at the New York Times. One of my past … Continue reading

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Cynical

Remember all those papers you wrote in High School and maybe even grade school? You were writing about something, so your brain and embryonic research abilities led you immediately to the dictionary to find out something about it The first … Continue reading

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A Happy Day

Three hundred and fifty-eight days to the seventh decade. Over the years I have never put much energy into my birthday. It kinda came and went with little impact on me. Sure, there were a few years that had more … Continue reading

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The Amazing BATFE

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has a mission: “A unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the … Continue reading

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