Look at that!

I’ve noticed that a lot of folks have been excited and talking about getting their travel plans together for this weekend. I think this is great, but I need to tell you guys this…

I’m sorry, but I don’t think we ordered enough food for all of you for the wedding reception.

Everyone is talking […]

Fun with Headlines: 4-26-2013

Actual Headline: Nobody injured when officer’s weapon fires during arrest Accurate Headline: Officer needs to learn to keep his finger off the #$%&ing trigger

Actual Headline: Carrie Underwood, Tennessee lawmaker face off on Twitter Accurate Headline: TN Lawmaker shames celebrity that claims bill does something it doesn’t actually do (This one actually really pisses me […]

APCO-25 Scanner for $25

Remember the Air Traffic Control post from earlier? Yeah, well, it turns out you can use the same cheap dongle to pick up APCO-25 transmissions.

APCO-25 is the protocol that most public safety radios use. Scanners that are cable of intercepting these transmissions have been around for over ten years, but they still cost over […]

Tactical Misstep

I came across this little tidbit from the federal complaint against the Boston Bomber:

When the victim rolled down the window, the man reached in, opened the door, and entered the victim’s vehicle. The man pointed a firearm at the victim and stated, “Did you hear about the Boston explosion?” and “I did […]

And now a haiku

I want lasagna Tell computer I want it The future is awesome

Local police implement Boston strategy more quickly than expected

This last Sunday, a local man murdered his wife and then ran away. Emulating Boston, they locked down the neighborhood to find one man:

[Victim] was found dead in the couple’s home in the Governors Club neighborhood just before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. [Suspect] was not at the scene when police arrived. An extensive overnight […]

An evening with…*

Just got back from a great concert with Naienko. I guess you might say it was a date.

She heard the following song at the concert for the first time, and has decided that it’s one of “our songs.”

Yeah… we’re that kind of couple.

 

*yes, the concert was, in fact entitled “an […]

Random Thought of the Day

Looking at the shelves where ammo used to live at various stores these past couple weeks, and I can’t help but think “I never knew so many companies made 7.62x54R.”

Seriously, was this a case of the ammo manufacturers clearing out their warehouses and just sending whatever they had to the gun shops?

Well, I don’t see this often

I spotted an article in the Tennessean entitled Neighborhood meeting on youth violence remembers ‘ones we have already lost’ and thought it was going to be another of their anti-gun pieces. Surprisingly, other than using the phrase “gun violence” once, the piece makes no mention of anything other than the core issue: violence, and gang […]

Keep Calm and Carry One

No, carrying a firearm would not have helped in Boston yesterday. It wouldn’t have hurt, either, but that’s another thing entirely.

Two things that might have helped in the aftermath:

A Trauma Kit The training to use it

You can’t pick when these things happen.