Archive for the 'Nevada' Category

The pendulum swings back toward freedom

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

A version of the following column appears in the Feb. 10 edition of “Firearms News” (formerly “Shotgun News,” on newsstands now.)

The unapologetic falsehoods of the increasingly discredited Associated Press

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

In an otherwise unrelated Jan. 24 news story about President Donald Trump signing executive orders to get some major oil pipelines (purposely stalled by Barack Obama in his ongoing effort to cripple America’s energy industry and thus drive up our electric bills) back on track, The Associated Press couldn’t help themselves, adding:

The movie boys keep trying

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

(A version of this column appears in the mid-January issue of “Firearms News” — formerly “Shotgun News” — on newsstands and in mailboxes this week.)

A good election for gun rights

Friday, December 9th, 2016

A version of the following column appears in the Dec. 10 edition of the magazine Firearms News (formerly “Shotgun News,”) on newsstands and in mailboxes now. The best news for gun rights in 2016 was, unquestionably, the election of President Donald Trump.

Making criminals out of law-abiding Nevadans

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Nevada voters — along with Nevada gun owners who can still register to vote by Oct. 8 if they’d like to preserve what’s left of their gun rights (and who knows, maybe even vote against Hillary Clinton’s “Australian Plan” to confiscate and destroy all the semi-automatic firearms in the country) — may not have noticed, […]

Let’s stop the police killings

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the mid-September issue of the large-format magazine “Firearms News” — previously “Shotgun News” — available on a newsstand near you.)

Sweet Summer Surprises!

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

With so much dark strangeness dominating the headlines, and people’s thoughts these days, it feels like time for a lighthearted post . . . to take a few moments to remember there’s still much to be grateful for, and beauty in the world if you care to look for it. Back to the somber stuff […]

Operation Wildlife Rescue (Heartbreaking!)

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Originally conceived as “Operation Rancher Rescue,” this project soon morphed into “Operation Wildlife Rescue.” At present there are three videos in the series and it sounds like more may be in the works. This should be good outreach to those folks who love animals (maybe even people too) but may not understand how destructive many […]

Defying the Health Nazis’ edicts

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

On June 3, the little twice-a-week “Pahrump Valley Times” re-ran an article from its parent publication, the daily Las Vegas Adelson-Journal, reporting the health of older folks in Nevada is about as bad as it can get.

‘The Annual Roosevelt-Kennedy Dinner’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

I grew up in a New England Democratic family. Since politics were a matter of culture and ethnicity (I never actually heard it described that way — we just knew), it would have seemed unnatural for us Swamp Yankees to be anything else.