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The Hidden Mundanity of Mass Murder

Every time there’s a mass shooting, I hear two voices. One screams, “Gun control!” The other screams, “Criminals don’t follow laws!” They go back and forth, debating endlessly and uselessly, and I have begun to doubt that either side is... Continue Reading →

Book Release: The Mountain

In 2012 I was in Afghanistan. All the routes were black due to heavy ice storms and we couldn’t run missions. For six weeks, I worked out in the biting cold, twice a day, and in order to keep my... Continue Reading →

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The Fear of Freedom

I want to delve a little deeper into a concept that’s been stewing in my brain for a while now. I mentioned briefing in a previous post that the gun control debate, like so many other debates, is really more... Continue Reading →

Part 2: Conservatives, Liberals and the Problem of Agency

In my previous post, I discussed briefly how conservatives often misconstrue the right to bear arms for the right to pointlessly expend ammunition, even in unsafe and childish ways. Now I must confess, on behalf of the Right, that the... Continue Reading →

Part 1 : When Liberals are (Partially) Right About Gun Control

UPDATE AT BOTTOM OF ARTICLE In the wake of Las Vegas, the political debate shifted rapidly and predictably back to the Second Amendment. As usual, there are those on the Left demand the “common sense” disarming of the public, and... Continue Reading →

21st Century Pharisees

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses' seat, so do and observe whatever they tell you, but not the works they do. For they preach, but do not practice. They tie up heavy burdens, hard... Continue Reading →

Eulogy to Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Pilot Berke Bates, EOW 12AUG2017

On August 12th, 2017, in Charlottesville, VA, members of a white nationalist movement came to protest the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee from public grounds. They were met by a counterprotest from the organization called “Antifa,” or... Continue Reading →

To the Reader

Friends,   I apologize for my sporadic posting as of late. I have been dealing with a trifecta of issues.   The first is professional in nature, as I have been training a Probationary Officer, prosecuting several large cases including... Continue Reading →

The Duality of Being: Addressing the False Dichotomy of the Warrior and the Guardian

Since the Michael Brown shooting in 2014, the role of law enforcement officers in the United States has been examined by a host of sources, most of whom have no experience in law enforcement. One refrain I have heard repeated... Continue Reading →

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