Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • Flakt

    what happened? I haven’t heard anything about a crash.

  • Marcin

    thank you

  • Andy C

    Thank you for your condolences. It’s very sad day for all of us.

  • Agreed, what a tragedy. My heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims and to the nation of Poland.

  • Python

    Thank You,

    You could not even imagine, how many valuable peoples passed away today…

  • Rfizzle

    Thoughts & Prayers to the Polish People

  • George (Czech Republic)

    I share your distress, slavic brothers.

  • Jim

    @flakt: The Polish president was involved in a plane crash and passed away. There were something to the tune of 130 other people who died in the crash.

    • @flakt, what Jim said, also the plane had many other important Polish government officials including Chief-of-Army.

  • Randy

    Here is a link with what happened. My condolences to you all. I can’t imagine that many Executive officials being on one plane and then this happening. My heart goes to all of you.

  • Flakt

    oh. damn. I saw it on the news shortly after posting. something about a plane going down in russia with a high death toll, among them the polish president. my condolences to all you polish readers.

  • Timosha

    Comments like this from Steve are the reason why this is my favorite blog.

  • Marsh

    How on Earth could such a thing even happen?

  • gunner”

    as the others have said, my condolences to polish friends here in the blog, and to the polish people on their, and our tragic loss, the late president of poland was a good friend to america and we will miss him.

  • Maigo

    …thats horrible…

  • R.A.W.

    It’s actually happened before. In 1994 the heads of state of both Rwanda and Burundi died in the same plane crash. Foul play was suspected, but I don’t think ever proven.

    My condolences.

  • Tytus de ZOO

    Thank You, Steve.

  • Komrad

    Oferuję moje kondolencje

  • Bill Lester

    What makes this tragic event even more unusual is the area in which the plane went down. According to the LA Times article reprinted in my local newspaper, the plane crashed near the Katyn forest. For those unfamiliar with that dreadful place, the Katyn forest is infamous for the 1940 massacre of many thousands of Polish POW’s by the Soviet NKVD. They were captured the year before when the Soviets invaded eastern Poland just as the Nazis invaded from the West. The irony of this plane crash must cause even more pain for the Polish nation.

  • Crabula

    Much appreciated.

  • Thanks.


  • Tylermar

    That’s terrible what failed on the plane my condolences to all of the polish people

  • Peter

    Our condolences to the Polish nation,
    from Slovak soldiers.

  • probe

    This is a terrible event. Our thoughts are with you all.

  • Ian J

    Bill: my understanding is that they were actually flying to that area to celebrate improved relations between Poland and Russia on the anniversary of the slaughter. The irony is biting, and runs deep. Condolences to our Polish brothers and sisters.

  • gunner”

    according to news reports in both western and russian media at this point they are calling it human error, reportedly the pilot was attempting to land in heavy fog, down to ground level, and on his fourth attempt he came in too low and hit trees and crashed. its still too early to judge, wait until the investigation is complete.