Random Tuesday

I just got back from a trip to my home town just outside Buffalo NY.

Had to go unarmed. I hate that feeling. It has to be the same feeling some woman get when they suddenly realize they don't have their purse.

 I will be signing books and chatting with readers again!

  • When: Thursday October 1st, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. 
  • Where: Hylton Performing Arts Center (10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA)
  • Who: Me and about 150 other authors! I'll be the guy in the Hawaiian Shirt!
  • Why: The Broken Cage was just released on Sept 2nd!
Check out the Fall for the Book website for details and events for the entire week!

--I need to get back to the range soon. My son went without me this weekend!

Quotes of the Week

Private enterprise creates; government destroys.
– Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

A government is not legitimate merely because it exists.
– Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

When goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will.
– Frederic Bastiat

Get off that computer and pack for the trip!
- Wife

Couple Things

I love the looks of this gun.

Please note: When you are shooting out on the water make sure of your target and what is WAY the hell behind it. Please don't skip a round into another boat or to the shore.

Quotes of the Week

When goods don’t cross borders, soldiers will.
– Frederic Bastiat

The Libertarian position on immigration: controlled borders that allow hard-working people to come...
– Michael Badnarik

Make it possible for them to come here legally with a work permit...and when they want to go back, they can go back.
– Ronald Reagan

The golden rule is that there are no golden rules.
– George Bernard Shaw

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
– Katharine Hepburn

Talent is a wonderful thing, but it won't carry a quitter.
-- Stephen King

Quotes of the Week

Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.
– Dalai Lama XIV

You are remembered for the rules you break.
– Douglas MacArthur

Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
– Pablo Picasso

I am free, no matter what rules surround me...if I find them too obnoxious, I break them.
– Robert A. Heinlein

The government…gives sufficient proof that it is not a genuine protector, but a mere protection racket.
– Robert Higgs

What a beautiful world the market is making.
– Jeffrey Tucker

The free market…is the most effective system we have...to enable people...to deal with one another and help one another.
–Milton Friedman

Lots of Godwin This Week

Washington DC and Baltimore are out of control with violence recently. There is a ton of "Lives Matter" arguments happening.

"Godwin's Law (also known as Godwin's Rule of Nazi Analogies) is an adage formulated by Mike Godwin in 1990. "

The law states: "As an Inernet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one."

"Godwin's Law is often cited in online discussions as a caution against the use of inflammatory rhetoric or exaggerated comparisons, and is often conflated with fallacious arguments of the reductio ad Hitlerum form."

Often in the gun ownership debate gun control advocates rapidly descend to invoking Hitler or the Nazi's. To me this has always signaled winning the debate. The Hitler card is usually played when logic won't help, or worse, when logic is against them.

--I find it also very amusing when they invoke Hitler but most don't know that Hitler and the Nazi's were huge gun control advocates.

September 11th

Today I will do what I do every year on September 11th.

I will enjoy bacon, bourbon and pretty women in tiny dresses.

I will go to the range and make holes in targets.

Because I am free.

--Be safe out there.


He wants something like this.
Over the holiday weekend I was hanging out with my brother and he  decided we were going to make a fake action movie poster.

Basically we are going to photoshop him onto some exploding car image we can find from somewhere.

He is so funny. He wanted to look like a bad ass. He bought a leather trench coat at Salvation Army along with some shades.

It was hilarious. I felt like kids. I will post it when its finished.

--He is 62.

Quotes of the Week

What a beautiful world the market is making.
– Jeffrey Tucker

The free market…is the most effective system we have...to enable people...to deal with one another and help one another.
–Milton Friedman

When democratic governments create economic calamity, free markets get the blame.
– Jack Kemp

Depressions and mass unemployment are not caused by the free market but by government interference in the economy.
– Ludwig von Mises

The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it.
– Woodrow Wilson

Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
– Douglas Adams

The Broken Cage

I am pleased to announce the release of The Broken Cage.

This is Book 2 of the Solstice 31 Saga.
The deep space survey ship Ventura entered orbit and was immediately destroyed. Commander James Worthington and his crew were flying escort when the savage attack hit.

With his ship heavily damaged and half of his crew dead Worthington, finds refuge on the dark side of this planet's moon.

Plagued with threats from all around he finds his old friend Barcus and tries to bring the remaining survivors together as a team before time runs out.

My first novel, Still Falling, now has an audio edition.

--Signed copies are also available. Email info@baytirus.com for details.

Gun Murders Down 49% Since 1993

The media wants you to think that gun murder is on the rise,worse than ever.

The reality is that gun ownership has skyrocketed since 1993. Concealed carry laws has swept the country.

The detailed study published by the Pew Research Center shows that contrary to popular belief, America is no longer the Wild West. Since 1993, gun homicides have decreased by 49%, and general violent crime has dipped by an incredible 75%.

--Facts and reality don't matter. Their feelings are the focus. Feelings of cowards.