Last year I had a second festering molar pulled from the left side of my jaw. Since then I have been able to get my tongue so far into my cheek that even I can't tell if I'm being sarcastic or not. My post that concluded with the old saw, 'better to be tried by twelve than carried by six' got a genuinely analytical critique in a comment from reader Mike Hunter, and further well-deserved criticism from Ryne McClaren at his blog. Ryne has had some more thoughts on gun control while I was away. You have to read "Floridians No Longer Have To Fear Being Shot In The Back While Trying To Run From An Attacker." Just thinking about getting shot in the back gives me the willies. The only thing worse would be to get an arrow in middle of your back. Owww!
I remember some of my early 'training' to the effect that you should move in on an assailant with a gun (get closer, if you can) and consider turning and running away only if the asailant is armed with a knife or club. The idea being that you may be able to disarm or deflect the aim of a gun toting baddie, but you can't outrun bullets. I like Jeb Bush, and if it wasn't for all those other nutty people, I'd consider going back to calling myself a Floridian.
Ryne is doing a bang-up job of covering Nebraska's current political convulsions. Chuck Hagel is such a pain!