Opinion Pieces

THE COOLEST THING I’VE EVER OWNED


(And Why Republicans Need to Erase their EV Blind Spot) Fun in the "Frunk" Sometimes, new technology is so disruptive that it becomes a magnet for attention, even to those with no actual need or interest in the technology.  Lately, I notice widespread curmudgeonry from some of my smart and perceptive friends and clients in the firearms community on social media.  A  [...]

IT’S TIME TO TWEET


My 10-Step “Twitter Bootcamp” Gets You Ready for Free Speech Under Elon Musk’s Ownership Now that Twitter is owned by someone who seems to like both freedom and capitalism, it’s time for everyone reading these words to reconsider Twitter. Like you, I skipped all the MySpace, TikTok, SnapChat fads, and for years skipped Twitter as just another apparent waste of time  [...]

LEAVING LAS VEGAS


The future of the SHOT Show I’m not going.  I just decided.  For the first time in more than 20 years, I’ll miss a SHOT Show. I’m skipping because of the mask mandate, pure and simple.  As you have read in prior months, I was an optimist that our firearms industry culture is on the free-thinking side and not too trusting of governments, especially those dominated  [...]

HOW THE VIRUS CAN MAKE US STRONGER …EVEN WHEN THE NRA SHOW IS CANCELLED


On March 10, I posted on Facebook: Poll: Is the virus threat affecting your decision whether or not to attend the NRA Annual Meeting next month? (Reply only if you normally attend). 1. I’ll be there unless something changes substantially. 2. It’s a factor, and I’m watching the situation with uncertainty. 3. I’m unlikely to go unless something changes  [...]

THE GUN CONTROL ‘COMPROMISE’ THE LEFT WILL NEVER ACCEPT


My Townhall Debut Thanks to some nice encouragement from prominent social media presence, author, and attorney Kurt Schlichter, I submitted and had my first column published by Townhall.com, one of the most esteemed internet opinion venues. They host the columns of geniuses like Thomas Sowell, so I hope some of that rubs off! So-called “Gun Safety” advocates don’t  [...]

How to Debate Gun Control with a Persuasion Genius


You gave me such a good response to last month’s newsletter that I’m staying political this month. Readers may know I’m a big fan of Dilbert creator Scott Adams for his uncannily predictive observations on Trump and persuasion matters.  He happens to be a pot-smoking California liberal, but I truly admire his open mind and fresh way of looking at things.  I highly  [...]