Virginia Tech: 4,652 Days

A friend of mine asked me to write her Governor. I did so. I sent him snail mail with my comments. I focused on one of his initiatives: “Continue efforts to keep students, teachers, and personnel safe on campus.” (Source: https://gov.georgia.gov/about-us/initiatives-and-priorities, under Put Georgians First). My approach is as a graduate of Virginia Tech. I […]

Why I Carry a Firearm

Back when I open carried (OC) everywhere I went, I would occasionally be asked why I carried a firearm.  I would often respond with the well-known, “because I can’t carry a cop.”  One person, a transplant from Minnesota responded with, “I don’t like firearms!”  I replied, “Well, I guess we have something in common — […]

How to Stop Mass Shootings

Once again, a mass shooter got away with killing a significant number of people, this time in a Pittsburgh synagogue. One would think the Jewish community would understand Nehemiah and the necessity God taught his chosen people to build and maintain a strong defense. The entire book is about obedience, trusting God, and doing so […]

Mister Rogers and Mass Shootings

This is SO TIMELY! Gave me goosebumps, too. 🙂 I can’t help but wonder what proportion of children raised on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood like I was has committed a violent crime as compared to the proportion of children who were not raised on Mr. Rogers. Not to be greedy, but I’d like to see two […]

Mass Shootings: A Systems Analysis

Apparently, liberals have never heard of systems analysis, “the process of studying a procedure or business in order to identify its goals and purposes and create systems and procedures that will achieve them in an efficient way.”   Having been a systems analyst since 1989, I can attest that it’s also a great way to […]

Gun Control in its Proper Perspective

According to Statista, there are 1.25 million violent crimes in the U.S. each year.  However, roughly 725,000 (37%) are stopped before they happen by armed, law-abiding citizens with guns. Gun control’s success rate in stopping violent crime is less than 1%. Armed, law-abiding citizens stop 37% of all violent crime. Armed, law-abiding citizens are roughly […]