Gun Culture

A Quixotic Endeavor Blog CCW

A Quixotic Endeavor

Hear me now, oh, thou bleak and unbearable world   Thou art base and debauched as can be   And a knight with his banners all bravely unfurled   Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee!   I am I, Don Quixote   The Lord of La Mancha   My destiny calls and I go   And the wild winds of fortune   Shall carry me onward   Oh, whithersoever they blow   Whithersoever they...

Cain Abel & the Vote Blog

Cain, Abel, and the Vote

Why did Cain kill Abel?     Seriously… what was the real motivation?  Jealousy?  That seems like a spectacularly one-dimensional excuse frankly.  I think it was hate, pure unadulterated hate.  Ironically, it was not hate directed at Abel.  (That probably was, in fact, mere jealousy).  No… I think it was hate directed at God.     Cain killed to force God...

Missing Pigs Blog

Missing Pigs

The sun was blistering.  Sweat, mixed with dust, caked my forehead as gnats swarmed in a perpetual frenzy around my face.     It had been a long weekend.     A good weekend to be sure, but I was exhausted.     Carolyn and I had been hunting Tejon Ranch since Friday afternoon.  It was now Sunday, about one in the afternoon and...

Aloha e komo mai... Moron Hawaii

Aloha e komo mai… Moron

So… a bit of a review up to this point…     First, Congress is empowered to make laws. (At the state level, this job is given to state legislatures.) This is painfully obvious to anyone who has even the most basic of education on American Civics.  But there is a point to it that needs to be...

I'm Not A Lawyer... But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express

I’m Not A Lawyer… But I Did Stay At A Holiday Inn Express

The consequences of training…     A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a fellow attorney.  He was telling me about an event that had occurred recently with another weapons trainer.     It was disturbing.     Evidently, they were running a simulation using sim rounds and had recreated a shooting I was actually involved in.     Many of you know the...

Pathologically Law Abiding Blog

Pathologically Law Abiding

The light from the window blinds cast stark shadows across my desk.  I glanced up at the top of my filing cabinets and briefly studied the bottles of whiskies, debating if it was late enough in the afternoon to pour a shot.     No, too early still.  I refocused and went back to studying the 74-page opinion...

SHOT Show, 2024….”The Great Reset”

SHOT Show, 2024….”The Great Reset”

Each year at this time like swallows heading back to Capistrano, the gun industry flocks to that equally idyllic icon: Las Vegas.     The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) hosts the infamous SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade).   This is a show for industry personnel only.     Well….that can be loosely interpreted truth to tell.     Friends, colleagues, spouses, (and...

A Victory Blog - SB2

A Victory!

What a week it has been!     By now you are probably aware the injunction against SB2’s “sensitive locations” is back in place.  Those of us who have concealed carry permits can now go about freely, exercising our Constitutional rights to bear arms just as we have for the last few decades in California.     I want to use...

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel - About the state

A Post-Christmas Conversation with Gabriel

The kid was working his magic hard.     For the last 20 minutes I had been watching him at the end of the bar talking to a woman sitting a seat away from him.  She seemed to be about a decade older than him and was wearing a particularly expensive wedding ring.  She nursed her Pinot Noir...