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CRPA v LASD Blog

CRPA v LASD

Last week the CRPA and the Law Offices of Michele and Associates decided enough was enough.     In Justice Kavanaugh’s concurring opinion in NYSRPA v Bruen he opined that while CCW permits are allowable under the Bruen rationale, excessive fees and wait times are not.  He specifically admonished the State that the bureaucratic nature of government is...

Fear and Loathing on Frontier Airlines

Lincoln stared past me.  His etched visage looking out towards somewhere in empty space contemplating some great cone disconnected from what the artist had posted as a quote below him.     “A house divided cannot stand.”     It’s written in script to give it an old timey solemnity.  When quoting the bard, even if it is Lincoln quoting Shakespeare,...

Not My Finest Moment

A mea culpa…   A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about professionalism-at-arms.  I was specifically referring to our responsibility as gun owners and, more importantly, those who carry guns to operate at a higher level of maturity and, frankly, stoicism than others, not simply in the way we present ourselves to those around us,...

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Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux

Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux   The fire crackled loudly causing me to lift my eyes from my copy of Dante’s Inferno and glance toward the hearth.   “Concerned that the Seventh Plane of Hell is opening its gates for you, Captain?”, the Major said from his chair with a chuckle.   “I believe that, in the final analysis, my dear...

Professionalism At Arms

Professional”ism” at Arms   If you have taken any classes with me, or listened to my missives, you may have heard me refer to the concept of Master-at-Skill-at-Arms.   A number of people have commented on this term and the vaguely archaic nature of the way it sounds. Master-of-Skill-at-Arms is indeed an old concept, predating the invention of gunpowder...

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Dinner with Hitler’s Friend’s Son

The inspirations for this blog come from a variety of sources.  Most often they come from my muse…. my wife Sandy.  As a weekend approaches I typically ask her for a blog idea and she will rattle off a slew of topics.  Sometimes I don’t need to ask… a story is of such importance that...

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The Most Powerful Tool

A few years back we had the good fortune of having James O’Keefe of Project Veritas come into Artemis for a little training.  If you are not familiar with Mr. O’Keefe or Project Veritas, I would highly recommend of few minutes of Google searching.   Mr. O’Keefe has made somewhat of a cottage industry of having activists...