Storyboard for Oregon Shooting with Standoff Member LaVoy Finicum

So as the standoff in Oregon between local and federal authorities draws to a close against a ragtag band of militants holding the Malheur Wildlife Refuge; the January 26th traffic stop (pseudo hard-stop ambush) capturing the militants leadership sadly resulted in the death of leader LaVoy Finicum, and wounding of overall occupation ringleader Ammon Bundy (son…

Syrians at the Gate, and ISIL Among Them

So as we all watch the flood of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, the media has done a very good job of framing the “humanity” of the situation but predictably turned a blind eye to the harsher realities of what is happening. Countries like Hungry, a traditionally Christian-based nation, may in fact be right in taking…

Sugar Pine Mine, Oath Keepers, and the Circus Its Become

So to be fair. I only recently returned from a short tour in Afghanistan. On top of that, my wife and I have been preparing for our first child – so admittedly, my desire to deal with the daily dialogues from both the Progressive left and Conservative/Constitutionalists is rather low. Then in breezes miner Rick…

The Saga of “Stabilizing Braces” and the BATFE

For some time now the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has waffled on it’s various rulings and letters on the use of “Stabilizing Braces” for semiautomatic pistols. The difficulty arises when individuals utilize the brace beyond its intended purposes; shoulder the brace, and effectively turn an AR pistol into a Short Barrel…

France Suffers Terror Attack, Why Am I Not Surprised?

  Today France suffered its most violent homeland terror attack in over 50 years, as three gunmen attacked the Paris office of the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. (Chiaramonte) The gunmen specifically targeted the publication for its historical depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, before wandering the streets screaming “Allahu Akbar” (translated as “God is Great”) and proclaiming the attack as…