Extremism: The Refugee Dilemma

The recent axe attack in Germany, committed by a 17 year old Afghan refugee, highlights one aspect of the refugee crisis I have yet to see discussed in the media – extremism vs terrorism. On any given day, virtually anyone you encounter in Afghanistan, even those fighting alongside our own troops, is an extremist.  Through…

Dallas Shooting: Ignorance and Conjecture

It seems every time I attempt to seclude myself from social media for a much-needed break, some major disaster or traumatic event occurs and I get dragged back to the keyboard.  In this case, it was the mass shooting in Dallas, Texas, by Micah Xavier Johnson during a protest against police shootings across the country.…

Assault Rifles: Adopting The Language Of Defeat

Following the horrific Terrorist Attack in Orlando, Florida, it has been difficult for anyone knowledgeable about firearms to stay out of the debate on guns in general, and “assault rifles” specifically.  We have to ignore the facts of the case at the moment because the facts have not been revealed.  It will take forensics experts…

The Meth of Gun Control

No, that isn’t a typographical error in the headline of this article.  Let me explain. A decade ago, methamphetamine use reached epidemic proportions in the United States.  As a former trainer of corporate investigations staff, which included pharmacy chains, I was intimately familiar with the methods used by drug manufacturers to procure their ingredients.  We…

Listen up, hippies

Only in America in the year 2016 can someone speak the truth and be misunderstood, misrepresented, and misappropriated. Well, as a distinguished misanthrope, allow me to clarify my position in hope that it will cease. As you, and most of the free world, now know, I am the one, with the help of some talented…