History is a vast early warning system. – Norman Cousins


Once again the world is faced with a coordinated act of terrorism resulting in triple digit deaths.

For those of us paying attention the lessons are the same obvious points we’ve been pontificating about for years.

1 – There is a war on. And whether one wants to accept it or not, we are ALL combatants.

2 – It is the responsibility, and dare I say DUTY, of every adult who is willing and able to be armed at all times.

We’ve been given warning, and our enemies will not be taking days off. We don’t get to “just run down to the store for a minute”, or attend a family function without risk of exposure.

Carrying is a lifestyle, and those of us who are serious about it find a way. We are not concerned with making fashion statements or offending those who take issue. We value our lives, and the lives of those in our charge, more than personal comfort. And our decisions are not based on odds, but consequences. Our choice is simple – there is no choice.

Yes, guns are heavy, but not as heavy as regret.


“It was my duty to shoot the enemy, and I don’t regret it. My regrets are for the people I couldn’t save…” – Chris Kyle