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About Tom McHale

Author. Columnist. Gun Crank. Literary Assault Dude. Court Jester.

Regulate This

By |2022-08-05T10:33:36-04:00August 5th, 2022|Blog, Gun Control, Guns and Shooting, Politics|

Once again, the Second Amendment debate is front and center in the news. Whenever people violate the rules of human decency, exposing foundational flaws in our society even a turnip knows will never be fixed with some new law, people scream for action. “Just do something!”Predictably, the “do something” drumbeat points to proposed new gun laws and a challenge to the Second Amendment in principle. Then the pontificating begins (from those who’ve not read seven syllables of writings by our country’s founders) with, let’s say, creative and again predictable, hot takes.

The French Do Something Right

By |2022-07-30T10:32:33-04:00July 30th, 2022|Blog, Guns and Shooting|

French military jokes tend to write themselves, and somehow, French arms haven’t always enjoyed the satisfaction of a durable martial reputation. So, let’s go ahead and get this out of the way so we can proceed to the story at hand … Do you know why French tanks are designed with one forward and five reverse gears? In case they have to retreat straight ahead. Ba-da-bing! Now I’ve gotten it out of my system; it’s time to heap some well-deserved praise on a French arms maker.

Charm School for Shooting Range Etiquette?

By |2022-07-09T10:19:10-04:00July 9th, 2022|Blog, Guns and Shooting|

When I grow up, I’m going to start a charm school for shooting. You know, like cotillion. That’s where exasperated parents sent we poorly behaved children to learn about proper fork and spoon use and doing the Foxtrot safely while wearing braces. With all my cotillion penance, I don’t remember a single field trip to the shooting range. To me, that spells opportunity.

The Bloodletting

By |2022-01-06T09:39:43-05:00January 6th, 2022|Blog, Life|

A libertarian mindset and compassion aren’t, at least by definition, mutually exclusive. However, there are occasions in life where one has to plant a stake in the ground and choose one or the other.

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