Author: CJ Grisham

The Case for “Price Gouging”

While I was listening to Neil Cavuto on Fox News earlier, I was shocked about what was being said during an interview with the Florida Attorney General. The subject of the interview was “price gouging” in the state…. Read More

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis

The United States and our allies have the demonstrated capabilities and unquestionable commitment to defend ourselves from an attack. Kim Jong Un should take heed of the United Nations Security Council’s unified voice, and statements from governments the… Read More

Is Keanu Reeves Out-Gunning You

I’ll be honest, I haven’t done much competitive shooting. Not because I can’t, but because I don’t have a lot of time to invest in it. When I have time, I prefer to work on precision, not speed…. Read More

Transgenders Incompatible with Military

Trump announced today that so-called “transgendered” people would no longer be able to serve in the military overturning an Obama policy that was put in place about a year ago. As a former Army First Sergeant, I support… Read More

Government Gets Its Messaging Backwards on Deadly Traffic Stops

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.” George Orwell, 1984 I read an article today and had to reread it twice to ensure that I was reading… Read More

It’s Time for National Reciprocity

As a Soldier, I’ve traveled this country from coast to coast as the Army moved me to new duty stations. Thankfully, all of my duty stations were in the South, except for Fort Irwin and training at the… Read More

No Special Treatment for Veterans on Gun Rights

I’m going to take a lot of heat for this, I predict. But, I say it as someone who actually benefits from these kinds of policies. I think the difference is that I don’t like it for practical… Read More

Active Shooter on Base? There’s an App for That

Only in the Army could leadership devise such a asinine response to a potential active shooter on base. The Army announced Wednesday plans to release a mobile application that would allow soldiers and civilians to rapidly alert first… Read More

A New Beginning

Well, I’ve decided to leave Facebook and hopefully regain so much lost time to that pathetic platform. I’ll still be keeping my public page open so that I can share these posts until we are able to create… Read More

Amazingly Skilled Harrier Pilot

There are pilots and then there are Harrier pilots. While I’m personally a fan of the A-10 and always will be (unless something comes along that really knocks me off my feet), I must admit that Harriers are… Read More

What’s Going On With Senior Army Leadership?

Throughout history, general officers have had a lot of responsibilities. They were from the elite class and were considered to be the gentlemen of the military. Until the latter part of the American Revolution generals were considered sacrosanct… Read More

Exempting Congress from DC Gun Laws Bad Idea

Before I delve into this subject, I want to make a few disclaimers. First, anyone that knows me knows that I am an unconditional defender of the 2nd amendment. I believe that “shall not be infringed” means zero… Read More

The Immigration Conundrum

I’ve been watching the immigration debate surrounding Trump’s executive order with interest. I spent the last 15 years of my military career as a counterintelligence agent with a focus on counter-terrorism. In fact, it was the USS Cole… Read More

The PTSD Addiction

Every now then, a song will pop up on my playlist that fills me with emotion and motivation to write something. Before I begin, watch this video by Blue October.

The Vicious Cycle

I’ve talked extensively on this blog about my constant battle with the demons of war. Even though they are largely managed, they are still there and the fight is still raging on inside my head. After years of… Read More