Irony: some of the people yelling the loudest for gun control are protected by armed security.

Election, Enemies, Cops, Animals

2A News: July 22, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman


The Brady Bunch gun ban group says that the Donald Trump/Mike Pence ticket would mean the implementation of the NRA’s vision for America.

That’s really all you need to know.


But Hillary claims she’s “not it the pocket of anyone,” including left-wing billionaire George Soros, who gave her super-PAC $7 million.

But here’s the Republican platform on guns. You might want to click the link in the article and read the whole platform, including the part on Fast & Furious.

More lessons from Farnam

The active shooter survival tree

40 places to stash your life insurance

40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms


It turns out that the massacrist who killed 84 people with his truck in Nice, France, was also armed with a pistol that he apparently didn’t kill anyone with. France already has strict gun control.

But from the left, the reaction is to call for more gun control.

Gun ban

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced a ban this week on what she called copycat “assault-style weapons,” i.e., those that had been modified so as to pass the multi-point exam as to what actually constituted an “assault rifle” under Massachusetts state law. But apparently the AG has statutory authority to decide whether particular guns are legal or not and now says that banned copies are those which have similar internal functional components or will accept and function with some of the same functional receiver parts as a named banned weapon, even if they had passed the exam to be legal.

Dept. of Idiocy

Case Western University in Cleveland, OH, closed its campus and canceled classes this week because police officers in town working the Republican National Convention were allowed by the state to stay in campus housing, and the school’s administrators students are too afraid of them. I suggest they leave that school closed permanently, blackball its administrators and don’t let the complicit “students” attend any other.


Also from Cleveland, Steve Loomis, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association (CPPA), asked Ohio Governor John Kasich to suspend the Constitution and declare an emergency or the equivalent, in order to ban the legal open carry of firearms in Cuyahoga County during the Republican convention this week. But apparently Gov. Kasich understands that there is no authority for him to do this, that Republicans (unlike some other “progressive” groups) convening in town does not constitute an emergency, and there is no indication that the open carry of firearms threatens the police.

Kasich said: “Ohio governors do not have the power to arbitrarily suspend federal and state constitutional rights or state laws as suggested.”

Governor Kasich took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, as did the Cleveland police.

But Detective Loomis is violating his oath, repeatedly saying: “I don’t care if it’s constitutional or not at this point,” “I couldn’t care less if it’s legal or not. We are constitutional law enforcement, we love the Constitution, support it and defend it, but…” and “I don’t care what the legal precedent is…”

Well, we do care, “detective,” and your statements certainly call into question the validity of all of your past cases and the CPPA’s judgment.

Note that while Loomis is president of the local police union, he’s not the chief of police.

And sure enough, a bunch of open carry practicers showed up to demonstrate outside the security fence, apparently without incident.

Meanwhile back home

Mississippi Association of Chiefs of Police president and Oxford Police Chief Joey East called for MS legislators to ban open carry of “assault rifles” in the state.

First, he doesn’t know what he’s talking about, since no one is carrying assault rifles (which by definition are select-fire machine guns), and Second, the legislature has no authority to circumvent the state constitution which only allows the legislature to regulate concealed weapons.

Irony. Some of the people yelling the lowest for gun control are protected by armed security

“Rebranding” Efforts

A broad coalition of gun ban groups are working to “rebrand” their efforts, meaning to tell bigger lies about being in favor of gun safety and respectful of “freedom,” instead of telling the truth about their gun ban goals. The effort is a response to poll and focus group data which generally opposes attacks on civil rights and civil rights groups. They also plan to focus on beating up on firearms industry groups and their “profits,” rather than the NRA or other grass roots groups representing American citizens.

Specifically, they advise each other to never:

  • Use the phrase “gun control” or talk about stricter or new gun laws (What then, is their plan?)
  • Talk about registering, banning or confiscating guns (They don’t say they don’t want it, just don’t talk about it.)
  • Attack the NRA or the 2nd Amendment, rather than the “gun lobby”
  • Promise their proposal will be very effective.

“You can change the name of a rose, but you can’t do nothin about the smell.” — Andy Taylor, quoting Shakespeare

Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars

About those “reasonable” “common sense” gun laws:

“A ban and complete eradication of assault rifles (sic) from the hands of everyday citizens is a REASONABLE reform.” — Shaun King, New York Daily News

Baton Rouge

It turns out that the monster who ambushed and killed 3 cops and wounded 3 others responding to a 911 call in Baton Rouge this week was a former deployed US Marine (an Only One) who had possible ties to the Nation of Islam and possibly other racist anti-government groups, some of which think that US laws do not apply to them, because they’re special. State police said he “certainly was seeking out police.” There is also evidence that the killer, a black man, hated people of every other race, was closely aligned with the “black lives matter” meme, and himself had advocated shooting police officers as retaliation for police use of deadly force in self defense against black criminal suspects.

We also have a report that the killer ignored and walked past numerous citizen bystanders in his quest to kill police officers. The whole thing was over in about 10 minutes, ended by a single shot from a SWAT sniper.

We can only wonder, “what if?” What if one of those bystanders had been a capable CW carrier? Perhaps another daddy would have gone home that night.

Racism again

Meanwhile in Memphis after racists complained, the Commercial Appeal newspaper quickly apologized for its “racist” but accurate headline “Gunman targeted whites,” referring to the killer of 5 Dallas cops during a black lives matter event, who had himself explicitly talked about wanting to kill white people and especially white police officers. Even President Obama said that the shooting was “an act not just of demented violence but of racial hatred.”

Here in my little report, we tell it like it is. If race appears to be a factor in the event, that is reported, and it doesn’t matter what race belongs to which side of the issue. It appears that most of our mass killers are white males, and race is commonly not a factor in those crimes, though sometimes it is. It appears that a majority of our more common assaults, robberies, single murders etc. are committed by black males, and race is also usually not a factor in their crimes. And the protesters? We don’t need no stinkin’ protesters. It seems that race usually is a factor to them, even when it isn’t.

A class action lawsuit was filed last Saturday against race baiters Al Sharpton and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, President Obama, contemptuous former US Attorney General Eric Holder, black lives matter leader DeRay McKesson and four BLM founders. It accused the defendants of inciting violence “with the fiction that police officers and other law enforcement are intentionally and systematically targeting and hunting blacks and other minorities to kill them for no reason other than racism or sport.” The suit was filed by former federal prosecutor and Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman, a white man, on behalf of police officers in response to the apparently racist-driven assassinations of 5 Dallas police officers.

And in Greenville, SC, anti-gun activist Jack Logan, a black man, is also suing the black lives matter group and its founders Alicia Garza, Patrisee Cullors, and Opal Tometic for $1 million, claiming they violated his civil rights. Logan says protesters in Greenville associated with the organization “attacked him [me] with racist comments, they have prevented law enforcement from patrolling the area he [I] lives in due to being attacked as prejudice (sic), hate organization, having myself and others in fear of our safety, inciting the imminent services (sic) bodily injury and killing police, promoting gang violence.” The lawsuit also asks the court to seize the black lives matter organization until they prove they are not a hate group.

How some white police officers interact with black citizens

Blue support

We have a report that some folks are replacing their porch lights with blue bulbs to show support for police. I like it. (But don’t do it on your car.)

There is also the Thin Blue Line. We don’t have curbs where I live. Maybe I’ll paint it on my mailbox.


USDOJ warns cops about gangs

Last week the US Department of Justice’s National Gang Intelligence Center issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies nationwide, suggesting that anti-cop sentiment could now be growing into an organized effort to target police officers, not only by rabble rousers but also by street gangs.

The bulletin stated, “Gang-related threats and attacks on LEOs have been reported in multiple jurisdictions since the Dallas shootings, and suggest that individuals and gang members may be targeting LEOs for retaliatory violence. Gang members have also issued multiple threats of violence towards LEOs via social media following the Dallas shootings and the officer-involved shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota.”

There have been several more possibly related attacks on cops around the country this week, including bio/chemical/drug attacks.

Be careful out there.

Cops and badges

Everybody says that those “CCW” badges for citizens are a bad idea (impersonating police and all that), but judging from this study, a badge, any badge, displayed high and centered, might keep you from getting shot by police.

The Only Ones

Officers from the North Miami Police Dept. responded to a 911 call where the caller falsely claimed that a man with a gun was threatening suicide.

The officers arrived to find a severely autistic man in the street clearly holding a toy truck in his hands, accompanied by a therapist from the group home from which the autistic man had run away. The therapist, while lying on his back with his hands in the air, explained to the cops what was going on and what the patient was holding and begged police not to shoot him, and was then shot by an unidentified officer, who reportedly said he “didn’t know” why he shot the therapist, but later said “I did what I had to do.” The victim was then handcuffed by police.

Some are already accusing the cops of racism, since the victim is black, but we have not seen anything indicating race was a factor. An initial review makes it look a lot like simple stupid incompetence of the officer. If the guy can’t tell the difference between a truck and a gun held by a white guy in broad daylight, I doubt he decided to shoot the other guy because he was black.

John Rivera, who leads the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, claims that the police officer shot Kinsey by accident. He was actually aiming for “the white male” — the young autistic patient, whom the cops allegedly mistook for a suicidal man with a gun. Our report indicates the officer fired at least three intentional shots, allegedly at the patient, who was not hit.

The officer was placed on administrative leave (paid vacation).


An unidentified male Secret Service Agent assigned to Puerto Rico had his issued firearm stolen by a male prostitute who he solicited online with his government computer.


  • Three people invaded an occupied apartment in Mobile, AL early Saturday morning. Two survived — one charged with first degree robbery and the other with murder and first degree robbery.
  • In Middletown, VA, a man broke into a home after deputies showed up on the scene, and was shot by the homeowner.
  • In Jackson, MS, this week, an auto burglar at a business was confronted by an employee. The criminal threatened the employee and was shot and killed. The criminal was 17 years old. The crime scene is next door to the local juvenile justice center. One local news outlet erroneously referred to the criminal as the “victim.”

President Obama hates gun owners 8 times as much as ISIS terrorists

President Obama plans create a new government gun control force of 430 agents, more than eight times the size of his proposed ISIS-hunter commando team, according to a White House fact sheet that says the president plans to deploy 200 more ATF agents “to help enforce our gun laws,” and at least 230 new FBI agents to investigate the backgrounds of gun buyers.

But in Iraq the White House occupier plans to add an estimated 50-200 ISIS-fighting special operations forces — reported to be 50 “commandos” and the remainder in supporting roles.

430/50 = 8.6

About property seizures and how laws are made in MS

Coyote hunting

South Carolina is proposing an incentive program to get more hunters to take coyotes. The program will let hunters win a lifetime hunting license by harvesting one of 16 coyotes marked by the Dept. of Natural Resources.

Why we shoot wild pigs

Man shoots bear that broke into restaurant

Look out

We have a report that well over 100,000 wild/feral/released Pythons, up to 18′ long, are living well in Florida.

Another kind of Python. The last one.

Ballistic Dragon Silk

It’s kind of scientifical…

Silkworms Will Make Ballistic Spider Silk for the U.S. Army

Shooter TV series further postponed

The debut of USA Network’s Shooter TV series, based on Stephen Hunter’s Bob Lee Swagger character in his Point of Impact book and the 2007 Shooter movie, has been postponed yet again, this time until fall. Apparently every other shoot-em-up show is “appropriate,” but not this one.

Industry news

Remington Outdoor Company (ROC) has announced the July 25, 2016, opening of its new worldwide distribution center in Southaven, Mississippi (near Memphis, TN).


From my Christmas list….

  • Daniel Defense’s new DDM4ISR rifle is designed for fulltime-suppressed fire and “optimized for the .300 Blackout cartridge,” and features a fully integrated suppressor attached to its 9″ barrel (legal 16″ with permanent suppressor). $3049 plus tax stamp.
  • Ruger now has its excellent Model 77/17 bolt rifle chambered in .17 WSM rimfire (about halfway between the .17 HMR rimfire and the .17 Hornet centerfire). Walnut/stainless, 6 rounds. $1069.
  • Beretta USA has partnered with McRee Precision of McCarley, MS (near Winona) to build a limited edition precision rifle, designated TSR-1. It marries the Tikka T3 Compact Tactical Rifle’s barreled action with a custom-built lightweight version of McRee’s combat-tested aluminum chassis. Production will be limited to 400 pieces and will be available immediately at authorized Beretta dealers and leading outdoor retailers.
  • CCI Ammunition’s new .22LR Copper-22 load uses a 21-grain hollow-point bullet consisting of copper particles and polymer compressed together. 1,850 fps.

Quote of the Week

“When the government violates the people’s rights, insurrection is, for the people and for each portion of the people, the most sacred of the rights and the most indispensable of duties.” — Marquis de Lafayette, French nobleman and unpaid volunteer commissioned as a Major General in the Continental Army during the American Revolution

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