The second annual TAF Academy STEM Expo, formerly known as the Science Fair, showcased a number of innovations and ideas last Saturday from young teenagers and young adults alike.
The fact that the reporters referenced Champion Arms and the Kent gun store’s licensing issues is a case history in how the news media often portray gun issues in a false light.
The analogy of sheep dogs and sheep has been under discussion since Lt. Col. Dave Grossman raised it in his book titled “On Combat.” Published in 2008, the book describes three psychological approaches to threats of violence.
Most of us don’t expect to become victims of gunfire, but recent history has demonstrated that public places in America can become battle zones when we least expect it.
Federal Way is positioning itself to enjoy some of the money generated by the firearms industry.
How many of us ever think about the psychological cost of learning to kill another human being?
Apparently, the Armed Defense Training Association does not qualify as a service club because our focus is only on protecting life and not on feeding the homeless or providing scholarships for education.
The Seattle Times reports 80,000 to 500,000 Sikhs live in the U.S. — possibly 25,000 in Washington, mostly living in nearby Renton and Kent with other concentrations in Seattle, Bellevue, Marysville, Bellingham and Spokane.
A letter to The Mirror demanded that the editor publish a response from another point of view before publishing the inevitable Firearms Lawyer column regarding the recent mass murder in Aurora, Colorado.
The hero that emerged from the most recent Seattle gun story is Lawrence, the brave fellow who threw a bar stool at Ian Stawicki to stop a bloody massacre at Cafe Racer.
Several years ago, Walmart stopped carrying firearms at many of its stores. Most of the Walmart stores in King County have nothing more lethal than a BB gun.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Ken Snyder, a former Loach pilot who lives in Federal Way, at a dinner party. We started talking about how he and his wife like to get out and do some shooting.
I have never seen a poem published in the Federal Way Mirror, but I read a poem out loud to some friends in our home on Saturday night. Someone suggested that I submit this poem, “The Tears of the Lord,” for publication on The Mirror’s religious page.
Here’s hoping the Second Amendment Foundation in Bellevue, a great organization that has taken the lead in many of the other cases around the nation, has King County dialed under their legal cross hairs.
A member of the Federal Way Chamber of Commerce just sent me an email asking whether he can bring his 10-year-old son to the Armed Defense Training Association event on May 3. He and his son have been watching “Top Shot” since the show’s second season and have been cheering for Federal Way Police Cmdr. Kyle Sumpter this season.
Federal Way and our entire region is full of people who are familiar with handling weapons.
About one accidental firearm death of a child each year is typical in our state, according to state health statistics gathered between 2007 and 2010.
Now another boondoggle has come to light. The good news is that the Federal Way Police Department avoided another project to nowhere.
In his 1992 presidential campaign, President Bill Clinton was talking a great deal about creating partnerships between private industries and public education.
Just getting selected as a “Top Shot” participant requires candidates to compete against men and women that are highly ranked in various shooting disciplines. Most are experts with a certain kind of pistol or rifle. It takes the ability to master whatever weapon is at hand in order to be successful on the show.
I started to think about survival of the fittest in connection with an anti-bullying event earlier this month at Meredith Hill Elementary School in Federal Way.
Every once in a while, we showcase a Federal Way volunteer that is an example for the rest of us.
Remember the “Craigslist” murder of James Sanders in Edgewood?