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Do You Feel Lucky?

Well, do you? Because according to Monica Moll, Public Safety Director at Ohio State University, “we’re very fortunate that an OSU officer was there and took quick action.” She was speaking of today’s attack at OSU by a terrorist who used a car and a knife to brutalize unarmed college students, sending eleven to the …

March Madness

It’s that time of year again. A time when the best in the game square off and test their skills, and if they aren’t good enough…they get eliminated. There you have my thinly veiled metaphor comparing our annual college basketball tournament to gunfighting skill…but it’s a valid one. Shooting a basketball and shooting a gun …

Trojan Horse

The story of the Trojan Horse is one of deceit, wrapped up like a gift. After 10 years of siege, the Greeks had been unable to conquer Troy. So Odysseus had a giant wooden horse built…the horse being the symbol of Troy…and offered it as tribute to Athena, as the Greeks apparently abandoned the siege. …

The Edge of A Razor

I’ve thought quite a bit about the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia the past few days and like many of you, I am very concerned for the future of the 2nd Amendment. Indeed, the loss of Justice Scalia has very troubling implications for the integrity of the Constitution as a whole. But it’s …

What If They Gave a Background Check and Nobody Came?

“What’s wrong with requiring a background check to buy a gun?” I wish I had a dollar for every time somebody asked me that question, but a story that surfaced this week might help provide a little clarity. When a NICS background check is submitted for approval, one of the possible responses is “denied.” In …

Getting the Message

On Monday, Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich publicly announced that customers should not bring guns into the bakery-cafe chain’s stores. “Within our company, we strive to create Panera Warmth. This warmth means bakery-cafes where customers and associates feel comfortable and welcome. To this end, we ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless …