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Gunfighter
We live in Prince William County, Va., but my heart is in Orlando.
Married father of two. Tactical firearms instructor for Uncle Sam.
Interests: history, books, family, the church, and rugby.
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Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Is this thing on? Jeez, I leave for a couple of years and Typepad has changed. Why is there no button that will allow me to post a picture? Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
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A few years ago, I first told you about the story of A young Marine from Michigan, who lost his life in the Anbar province of Iraq. His name was Nicholas Manoukian, and he was 22 years old when he... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Facebook, Twitter and other places on the internet have been abuzz all day with senitments of thanks for the service of our veterans. I think that this is apprpopriate. As a veteran, I thank you for saying "thank you". Today,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Goin 200+ in a Ferrari is also illegal.
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I tried out a new recipe this week, and I thought that I should share it with you. As you can see in the title of the post, it was Ground Beef Wellington. Now, I have never had a regular... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Here is the problem of our times: In the early 1990's, the Soviet Union fell apart, and when it went away, the european Communist boogeyman went away. For the past generation, Soviet successor states and the nations they spawned have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
As usual, your friend Gunfighter has food on the brain. Not just any food, but a dish that has some real history with me. Manicotti. Now, I'm not of Italian descent, but manicotti has played an important role in my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
I have been thinking about music for the past few days... not that music isn't regularly on my mind, but this is different. I have been thinking about sad songs, and songs that, no matter what, I simply cannot grasp.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
So, summer is upon us and I have some reading to do. Well, you know me, I always have reading to do... but my summer reading list is usually about reading fiction, not as much this year, but there are... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Today is my wedding anniversary. Seventeen years ago, today, Mrs Gunfighter and I tied the knot about 15 feet from where I am typing this. Our house tells the story of our marriage, and it is one worth reading. The... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Allergic symptoms I have lost my speaking voice Honking like a goose Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Have I ever told you that Pulp Fiction is one of my favorite films? Well, it is, and it isn't because of all of the violence as some of you might surmise because of my online moniker. No, I love... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Yes, indeed, Bob... but where I work, if you want to teach others how to use this item it is important to have some modicum of credibility... that comes from knowing what you are talking about when describing the Taser's effectiveness. Now I can speak with said credibility. My students won't have to take the ride.
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Getting shocked by a Taser is no fun. I hope that you will believe me on this... and if you don't, see for yourselves. Download Bill Gets Tased Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
If I hear another person say "Happy" Memorial Day, I may commit mayhem. There isn't any reason to be happy about this day. None at all. Clearly there is a real and growing misunderstanding about what Memorial Day is all... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
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Craig Robinson is Michelle Obama's brother. You knew that, right? I'm sure you did... but if you think that the fact that he has written a book is only because he knew that he would find a publisher to put... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Thank you, Kathleen. It's good to see you.
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So... I haven't been around for a while. Let me tell you why. The first five months have been painful for me. Not physically, although there has been some of that, but not enough for me to bother writing about,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
...because a lock-out is what we were talking about, no matter what you think you know. “You have reached the desk of XXXX XXXXXXX at the XXX XXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX XXXXXXXX. I am sorry that I can’t take your call, but... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
I don't think that it will surprise you to know that I oppose the current military intervention in Libya. My reasons are basically the same as they were for the invasion and continuin occupation of Iraq, and are the same... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
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Yes, I know that I said that I was quitting... and I am certain that I still am (I think), but I think that I am going to have to wait for just a little while longer. I hope that... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
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If you have ever read my blog, you probably already know how much I love American history. You probably know that I also love the fact that American history is a living, breathing, changing thing that isn’t always what we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
Nearly four years ago, I wrote a post for my blog called American Nazis. In this post I talked about a truck that I saw that had several slogans and markings consistent with armed forces of Nazi Germany. Additionally there... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life
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I know that I am late, but I wasn't about to let Ash Wednesday pass without mentioning it's general importance, but also it's importance to me. According to the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, & Luke, Christ spent 40 days in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2011 at Gunfighter: A Modern Warrior's Life