June 30, 2017: FL SYG Amendment

News: Florida Governor Scott signed into law an amendment to the Statute 776.032 (Stand Your Ground). Immunity from criminal prosecution and civil action for justifiable use or threatened use of force.  The effect shifts the burden of proof to the prosecution when Stand Your Ground immunity is asserted by a criminal defendant.  The State (prosecution) must overcome the asserted immunity with clear and convincing evidence. 

Related News: Florida Governor Scott signed into law an amendment to Statute 766.013 (Justifiable use of Force).  The effect is to remove inconsistencies with other Statutes.  Continue reading


May 30, 2017: Jefferson & the Tripoli Pirates

This Book by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger tells the story of the First Barbary War. It is a page turner. 

I found great relevance to events in our time that our young nation had to face and overcome in international waters and on foreign soil. Continue reading

May 26, 2017: Buckhorn Firing Blanks


The May 23, 2017 issue of the Tampa Bay Times reported that Tampa Mayor Bob Ruckhorn apologized for a joke about firing .50 caliber blanks at local reporters. He reportedly has told this story several times before.  It received applause when told before more than 1,000 attendees at the Special Operations Industry Conference last week.  This week it has received widespread condemnation from reporters.  Continue reading

April 26, 2017: S&W M&P Shield 40

At the Gun Store:

The fish scale cuts at the rear of the slide, the curved cut grip panels on the frame, the slide release, the take down lever, and the cut of the slide all identify this as a Smith & Wesson Military & Police. The Shield was introduced in 2012 as a sub-compact extension of the M&P line of striker fired, polymer frame, semi-automatic pistols.  Slimmer, lighter, shorter than the MSP 40C, the Shield has become a popular concealed carry and backup duty gun. Continue reading

February 23, 2017: Wheely Bird

A co-workers donation of hand pull target thrower and the entertainment we had at trap outings spurred the Champion Wheely Bird to show up under the Christmas tree a couple of years back. Well that was the plan.  It was ordered when MidWayUSA had a sale price on it.  Apparently a lot of other people also liked the price because my October/November order didn’t arrive until the following May.  Continue reading