Category Archives: Step Up To The Line

Feared For My Life

This overused phrase, “ I feared for my life,” underscores many conversations regarding allowable use of a firearm. Even the law seems to support this oft uttered statement as valid reason to draw and fire. I, however, readily discard declaring, … Continue reading

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Not Again

August 23, 2017 I incurred another canine incident resulting in the use of my firearm. I find this discouraging as there is nothing proud or powerful in shooting a dog. However, the sense of pride and power derived from recognizing … Continue reading

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Sportsmanship

When we participate in a process and don’t like the results, good sportsmanship says to try again. We assess our performances, identify weaknesses, work out a plan for the future that next time around might produce more favorable outcomes. Sometimes, … Continue reading

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The Dark Side

What makes one person law abiding, the next behave illegally? What makes for a few dumb mistakes versus a life time, a life style of purposeful wrong doing? I ponder this as I watch the morning news connected with the … Continue reading

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One Year

They say it takes a year to properly grieve a loss or life changing event. In that year, every holiday, anniversary, red letter date on your calendar happens once, allowing for living through each of these events in the form … Continue reading

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I Had to Use My Gun Today

Always at the ready, I never thought I would ever have to actually use my gun. Then came the day, three weeks ago, now, when I called my friends to say, “I had to  use my gun, today.” The circumstances … Continue reading

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