Ghost International launched its new Hydra competition holster in May and, three weeks later, I had mine completely stripped on my workbench. I didn't plan to strip it, I just wondered about this. Then that. Then it was all nuts-and-bolts.
It is important to focus on long-term goals, but critical to navigate the correct route there. Slow feedback loops can cause us to follow a twisty road in generally the right direction, or to go on a tangent and never reaches the destination.
We saw firearm application processing times see-sawing significantly over the past two decades.This is typical of interventions that don't address the core issues: behaviour grows better before the system starts pushing back, and it grows worse.
The Socio-Economic Impact Assessment System (SEIAS) report, accompanying the proposed Firearms Control Amendment Bill lists Social Cohesion as the number one priority. But it does little to explain why it concluded that "exploitation of the inadequacies of the FCA by certain groupings as well as criminals creates serious divisions in the community."
Since everybody is talking about firearm laws this week, I'll take the opportunity to talk about some laws of my own. Well, not my own, but close to my heart. The laws of Systems Thinking, as laid out by Peter Senge in his book "The Fifth Discipline."