The aim of this initial set of articles is to bring my tree-hugging, SUV-hating,
left-leaning brothers & sisters up to speed on guns & the harsh, inescapable realities of violent predators & self-defense -- before we pass new gun bans that will only make us more vulnerable to the bullies & monsters of the world.

I've broached this topic with liberal friends & girlfriends over the years, so I know that many of you will react with horror & disbelief upon learning that one of your own is a pistol-packing advocate of gun rights. But the evidence is over-whelming. The logic is inescapable. And reality can only be denied for so long.

The simple truth is that the political left has gotten this one wrong. It's time to let go of a long-standing article of faith, born of passion & fear, and apply the same steely logic & sound reasoning to this issue that we bring to environmental issues, education, healthcare and (almost) every other question we face.

My desire is to see a global progressive community that is safer, stronger and more capable -- employing an unbeatable mix of good intentions, common sense
and bold warrior spirit. A community of shepherds, not sheep.
It doesn't have to be fun to be fun.

Wild & crazy, can't be stopped. Only the strong will survive.

Keep your knife sharp and your skillet greasy.