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Misappropriated Valor
Published on   |  By Jeremy Hatfield

We’ve heard the various stories of miscreants who have never done much with their lives, and never served, but in the interests of getting a little attention, find a uniform, some patches and other insignia, and parade around public places.  “Stolen valor” is offensive to those of us who value the sacrifice our military men


Even Though They are Completely Undeserving…
Published on   |  By Jeremy Hatfield

Something happened this past weekend that was so juicy, Tropicana would be all over it. But, I think it would be against my sense of decency to broadcast it. For the past six years, on the heels of every overexposed shooting that’s happened, we’ve seen the fanboys and fangirls of one particular hoplophobia herd proclaim


Who Really Wants You to Be Ready?
Published on   |  By Jeremy Hatfield

I subscribe to Everytown’s email list; not because I agree with them, but because in the war over ideas and perspectives, it’s useful to know how the opposition thinks, especially if your rights are at stake.  Weaknesses in their arguments are easier to find that way, too. For example, in this email, Everytown attempts to


The Gun and I: 20 Years
Published on   |  By Jeremy Hatfield

This month marks my 20th year as a gun owner. In recognition of this personal milestone, I’d like to share with you a link to something I wrote to Wake Forest University professor Dr. David Yamane last year, who turned it into a post for his blog, Gun Culture 2.0. Since Dr. Yamane is a


The Best Gun Control Measure
Published on   |  By Jeremy Hatfield

When I got my first handgun, 20 years ago this month, I was showing it off to a friend who also happened to be one of my pastors. I remember him saying, in his thick Colombian accent, “It is sad that such things are needed, but it is good that someone like you has it.”


Red Flag Laws – The Modern Witch Hunt
Published on   |  By DeputyMatt

After the horrible carnage of the last two weeks, we have seen some folks and some organizations who claim to be staunch defenders of the Constitution and Bill of Rights fold like a cheap suit.  Sadly, I always suspected President Trump would fold on gun rights, and this is not his first example of that.