A group of military men are standing in a cemetery, paying tribute to their fallen comrades.

Litigation, Enemies, Bans, Liars, Paris, Pearl, Bracken Essays

2A News: June 10, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

Presidential election

The International Defensive Pistol Association has endorsed Donald Trump for president.

A Washington D.C. lobbying firm closely linked to Hillary Clinton was paid handsomely by Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd., a sharia-compliant Bengali bank tied to terrorism, according to government records.

Also making the rounds again this week is the old quote from Hillary that “the Supreme Court got it (the Heller decision) wrong.” But John Lott notes, “It’s time for someone to ask Clinton a simple question: Won’t overturning the Heller decision make gun bans possible again?”

During a meeting of the Democratic party’s platform drafting committee this week, DNC Platform Committee member Bonnie Schaefer said that she does not believe “anyone should have a gun.” Schaefer said the focus has to go beyond “keeping the guns out of the hands of mentally ill people and criminals,” adding “I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun.”

NRA Board nomination

MS gun rights attorney Stephen Stamboulieh is collecting NRA voting member signatures on a petition to run for a seat on the 2017 NRA Board of Directors. If nominated by petition, he will appear on the ballot for election.

PLEASE follow the directions to print out the petition on a legal-size (8.5″ x 14″) paper, fill it out, and mail it to Stephen (not to the NRA). Or if you are local, you can come by and sign mine.

He has my endorsement. Deadline for him to get petitions to NRA is Sep. 15. (Download the petition — pdf document via Google Docs).


The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco voted 7-4 this week to uphold a California law that requires CCW license applicants to show a discretionary “good reason” in order to get a license, saying:

“We hold that the Second Amendment does not protect, in any degree, the carrying of concealed firearms by members of the general public. This holding resolves the Second Amendment question presented in this case. It also necessarily resolves, adversely to Plaintiffs, their derivative claims of prior restraint, equal protection, privileges and immunities, and due process.”

The en banc (full court) ruling overturned a 2014 decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit in the long-running case of Peruta v. San Diego. This of course conflicts with the recent US District Court decision on the same issue in Washington, D.C., and is the latest in a series of conflicting gun rights rulings which may eventually head to the US Supreme Court. The 9th Circuit is THE most overturned circuit in the country, typically with some 60-85% of its appealed decisions overturned by SCOTUS, though this may be a pretty perilous time for us, for such an appeal. We also note that it’s the Bill of Rights, not the Bill of “good reasons.”


Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona of the US District Court for the Northern Mariana Islands has “soundly rejected” an attempt by a local school’s parent-teacher association to intervene in the Second Amendment Foundation’s successful challenge of a Commonwealth handgun prohibition law because the case was already decided and the legislature has already replaced the unconstitutional statute. So there is no case pending to intervene in. Because, stupid.

Obama’s proposed gun ban for senior citizens and how to comment.

Please comment.

“Kitchen Table” FFLs: No New Licenses, and Distributors Stop Shipping


Last Sunday night around 10:40 p.m., two armed, masked men invaded a Meridian, MS home Sunday night, and entered the room where a mother was sleeping with her 7-week-old baby. One perp snatched the baby from the mother’s arms and threw the child to the floor, injuring the child while trying to rob the homeowner at gunpoint. The perps then fled after stealing some items.

The next time someone mentions not wanting to keep a gun in a home with children, remember this.


Former Marine fired by Time Warner Cable for lowering US flag to half-staff on Memorial Day, per the US flag code.

You know, Time Warner has to sell cable services, but we don’t have to buy them.

Stephanie Soechtig, the director, producer, and writer for Katie Couric’s scandal-plagued anti-gun “documentary” entitled “Under The Gun,” confirmed in a statement to The Federalist this week that her production team committed multiple federal felonies when purchasing guns for the show, mainly because her Colorado producer illegally purchased the guns in Arizona, where he does not reside, without going through an FFL. (That producer is thought to be Denver attorney Joshua A. Kunau.) Further, Soechtig says the guns were later turned over to Arizona law enforcement (apparently again without participation by an FFL — another felony for nonresidents and possibly police) and destroyed (which would seem to qualify as obstruction of justice or destroying evidence, and violates an Arizona law that protects such public property once it is turned over to police). It’s unlikely the guns have actually already been destroyed. No word on whether any of the guns were from ATF’s Fast & Furious gun-running scandal, and no word on any criminal charges. Don’t expect any. They are “special.”

And it keeps growing. Now we learn that Couric and Soechtig have been accused of doctoring a second documentary to embarrass an interviewee who disagreed with her warped views.

She can now join the media liars’ gallery of NBC’s Brian Williams (who repeatedly lied on NBC News about his proximity to gunfire in the sandbox war) and Michael Gartner (who faked GMC truck explosions with rigged pyrotechnics on Dateline NBC), and CNN’s John Zarella (who faked a report on the “assault weapons” ban by swapping machine guns for the semi-automatic “assault weapons” in question and by faking the effects of the different guns’ identical bullets downrange).


“The notion that I, or Hillary or Democrats or whoever you want to choose, are hell-bent on taking away folks’ guns is just not true… …And at no point have I ever, ever proposed confiscating guns from responsible gun owners. So it’s just not true.” — President Barack Obama, in response to a pro-gun question during/after a June 1 town hall event in Indiana.

But both he AND Hillary advocated for a plan like Australia’s, where they did gun buy-backs, and confiscations and prevent gun ownership for self defense. And Mr. Obama himself told John Lott that “I don’t believe people should to be able to own guns.”

So, Mr. Obama is qualified as a multiple liar.

During a June 3 campaign stop in San Bernardino, CA, Hillary Clinton referred to the December 2 terror attack as “gun violence,” and pledged anew to “take on the gun lobby.”

The FBI begs to differ with her characterization.

The Only Ones

Lynch, KY Police Chief Jackie Stewart and his girlfriend, Rettie Morris, were arrested last week on a federal indictment accusing them of conspiring to distribute cocaine, methamphetamine and Suboxone, and with illegally disposing of or selling a gun. Lynch is in Harlan County, about 155 miles southeast of Lexington.

Former Texas police officer David Gene Risner, 59, faces a possible death penalty after he was convicted of capital murder Monday in the June 2014 shotgun shooting death of Little River-Academy, TX police Chief Lee Dixon, 53. Prosecutors said Risner opened fire on Dixon because he was angry about being ticketed following a road rage incident. Risner was employed as a peace officer or jailer for almost 19 years, working for five different departments, including the Gun Barrel City Police Department, Edgewood Police Department, Willis Point Police Department, and the Grand Saline Police Department, according to Texas Commission on Law Enforcement records. Risner also had a record of multiple previous arrests.

Three unidentified Henry County, GA police officers responded to the wrong Stockbridge, GA house around midnight Tuesday and shot the homeowner, who apparently naturally answered the unexpected late night knock on his door with a handgun. One of the officers shot the homeowner, who is now in critical condition, in the neck when he didn’t obey officers’ commands to drop the gun. Police did eventually find the correct house, and no shooting was reported there. The officer involved in the shooting was placed on administrative leave.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol (and perhaps other LE agencies, we presume) has a device that allows them to seize money on prepaid cards. It’s called an ERAD, or Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine. If a trooper suspects (and only suspects) that a person may have money tied to some type of crime, the highway patrol can scan and seize money from prepaid cards. OHP stresses troopers do not do this during all traffic stops, only situations where they believe there is probable cause. They say that if the suspect can prove that he has a legitimate reason to have that money it will be given back to you (in accordance with the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, I suppose).

Uh-huh. The actual word for this is piracy. And, where do we obtain these free money machines?

Pearl, MS shooting

Earlier this week a man was injured when he was shot in the head by another motorist as they drove on I-20 eastbound in Pearl, MS. He was alert and responsive to emergency personnel and is now reported to be in stable condition. Pearl police and Rankin County deputies apparently reported to the media, and the media repeated, that it appeared to be a case of “road rage.” A suspect was publicly identified, and he and another man were soon arrested by US Marshals on the MS gulf coast.

But our confidential informants tell me that the incident is actually a case of the victim trying to exit some sort of white or “aryan” supremacist group, and the group’s response was to try to get rid of him, and this is not the first attempt on the man’s life by the group.

I’m thinking if you shoot someone who knows you in the head and he survives, you’re probably toast.

Meanwhile, the Pearl and Rankin police and the media continue to call it road rage, with no mention of the truth. We have no report on any reason for the police cover-up. This makes me wonder why anyone should ever believe them.

Delivery/Burglary Scam Warning

Michael Bane

Paris massacre follow-up: Gun Free Zones

“We had eight police officers in our audience that night. They all had the same conversation with their wives, which was ‘Should I bring my gun or not?’ All of them said no.” — Eagles of Death Metal vocalist Jesse Hughes

“Don’t be scared, you’ll be dead in two minutes.” — Paris Islamic terrorist

Language warning… “Surrendering to Death

Weapon Handling in an Active Killer Event, by Greg Ellifritz

Weapon Handling in an Active Killer Event

Some essays from Matt Bracken

See how many characters you recognize. Although fiction (so far) there are lessons to be learned.

Thank you for your service

200 Show to Funeral of Veteran With No Known Relatives After Internet Campaign

gun salute


Iowa Legislators Blocking Girls’ Shooting Endeavors” — Don’t you just love these girls?

MS counties removing gun ban signs

MS radio

Activist Rick Ward appeared on Larry Pratt’s The Gun Owners News Hour podcast program last week to give a lesson on Mississippi gun law history. Good listen.

Everything’s bigger in Texas?

As of early May 2016, Texas has issued CCW licenses to 1,017,618 people.

But that’s not the most. Florida has over 1.3 million.

I hope they all vote.


The Mossy Oak camo brand, based in West Point, MS, turns 30 this year.

Tick gun. Yep, tick.

I told you that you needed a .17 HMR.

Tick Shot Trick Shot


  • Leupold will sell its Mark 4 riflescopes only to military or law enforcement units starting January 1, 2017.
  • Colt’s Manufacturing Company has announced an updated Delta Elite pistol. The 10mm 1911 includes the following upgrades:
    • Novak three-dot sights
    • Extended thumb safety
    • Upswept beavertail grip safety
    • New composite grip panels with the iconic red Delta medallions
  • Ranger Scientific, of whom I have never heard, claims to have “exclusive patent pending technology to mass-produce rifle ammunition that’s more than twice the accuracy of the highest quality ‘match grade’ ammunition,” apparently by means of a kit including a series of different loads for a given cartridge, just like handloaders use. Once a shooter finds which load performs the best in his/her rifle, he can order that load by the box. Ranger says “We alone have the technology to make such ammunition cost effectively, and available off-the-shelf at retail and through military supply chains,” with production starting in 2018 with initial loads in .223/5.56, .338 Lapua, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, .380 ACP and 9mm, using a “wide variety” of bullets, initially from Sierra and Lapua.
    • OK, remember the claim: “Twice the accuracy of the highest quality ‘match grade’ ammunition.” Pardon me if I’m skeptical.
  • The Mean Gene Leather “Burrito” leather mag pouch comes with retention springs and is designed to work with a majority of single or double stack magazines, in a single pouch (or maybe 2 singles?). The Burrito also allows you to carry other items such as flashlight and other similar sized items. These pouches have triple stitching on the leather loops to fit 1.5″ belts, but 1.75″ belt loop models can be special ordered. Leather, 4 colors available. $30 pre-order pricing until July 4. We don’t know the regular price. Shipping begins July 12.

Quote of the Week

“A shoot-out is better than a massacre!” — David M. Bennett

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