22 November, yesterday, was the 60th year since JFK was assassinated. Those of us who were around back then probably know exactly what they were doing and where they were when we got the news. I was at Fort Ord, California, putting on my uniform to report to the commander of the 194th Armored Brigade to begin my active duty commitment as an officer in the 59th Engineer Company, CDCEC. Colonel Edmondson (aka the "Barracuda) advised me that preparations for a military event were going to happen and that I should take some time off, to reschedule our meeting for later. Today, 60 years later, I am finding something to be thankful for. It is for the wisdom and attempt by our forefathers to bring about what we now know is a Democracy. Imperfect as it is, and as full of detractors and nay-sayers, we still exist. Going forward, I am thankful that we have had great inspiration and aspirations of what it means to be the United States of America. Furthermore, I believe that we have learned from past mistakes, and are hopeful and strong enough to not repeat what history has taught us.
Q. What is the difference between a law-abiding gun owner and a criminal?
A. The .2 of a second that it takes to pull a trigger.