"Gun-free" UK (police with guns)

Election, Litigation, Feds violate laws, enemies, defensive Info

2A News: August 5, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

Election

Didn’t see this coming:

From Hillary Clinton’s private email server we learn that the ATF isn’t the only one running guns to crooks. Hillary was supplying them to terrorists. But she sure doesn’t want you law-abiding peaceful US citizens to have any.

Now we have reports of legal scholars weighing in, saying that a Clinton election would hurt civil rights — especially gun rights via SCOTUS appointments — including “reasonable regulation” gun bans. Well, duh.

And from the RNC convention, where there was much hoopla and hand-wringing over Ohio’s open carry legality, Cleveland police (some of whom were making all the noise) report NO arrests or problems with folks who were open carrying.

Maricopa County, AZ, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “America’s toughest sheriff,” has formally endorsed Donald Trump for president.

NRA Board

If you’re a voting member of NRA, please don’t forget to send Stephen Stamboulieh your signed board nomination petition. He’s gonna need them in the next couple of weeks.

Litigation

Sig Sauer has lost its case surrounding the legality of its MCX “muzzle brake” case in federal appellate court. The First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston affirmed the US District Court of New Hampshire’s previous ruling that Sig’s MCX “extended monocore brake” was instead a suppressor under federal law.

The massacrist who attacked a prayer congregation at a South Carolina church is now arguing against his looming death penalty, saying that capital punishment violates the 5th (due process) and 8th (cruel & unusual) Amendments.

But the 5th states that “No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury,” and that no “person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb,” “nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.”

So the Amendment allows capital punishment as long as it involves a grand jury indictment, single jeopardy, and due process. Maybe we should due process him TODAY.

Wright v. District of Columbia (Case Number 16-cv-1556) has been filed in US District Court in Washington, D.C., against the District of Columbia and DC Metropolitan Police Department Chief Kathy Lanier, on behalf of three plaintiffs challenging the District’s ban of non-lethal electronic “stun guns.” The plaintiffs are asking the court to declare DC’s ban on the devices unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

Seems like a slam-dunk to me. The Heller case said so.

The NSSF says it’s going to take legal action against the Massachusetts attorney general’s administrative determination banning sales of most semiautomatic rifles in the state.

Handgun stopping power theories from Greg Ellifritz

“Two additional factors come into play when determining how quickly an attackers stops after being shot.

The first is whether the attacker is shot by a cop or an armed citizen. A criminal knows that if he flees an armed citizen, he is likely to survive and not be arrested. The same does not hold true after being shot by a cop. The cop is going to continue the fight until the criminal is either incapacitated or arrested. That means criminals fight harder against cops than they do against armed citizens.

Many of the 9mm and .40 shootings are police incidents. I think that leads to a potentially inflated number of rounds taken by criminals in those incidents.

The other factor is the speed at which the rounds can be fired. Most people can fire a 9mm faster than they can fire a .45. In scenarios that are psychological stops (not physical incapacitations) it takes a certain period of time for the criminal to recognize that he has been shot and either flee or comply [so] I am likely to hit you with more rounds if I am shooting a 9mm than if I am shooting a .45. In reality, one bullet from either caliber would have likely caused the same reaction. The number of hits ends up more being a function of how quickly the shots can be fired rather than how effective the cartridge is.”

Shotgun stopping power

“I’ve been investigating shootings for over four decades. I have very rarely seen a shotgun shooting that took more than one round. In those rare cases, it was because the first hit was peripheral. I have never seen a close range shotgun shooting incident that required more than two hits to do the job. I have also never found a home defense incident or business hold-up that required reloading a shotgun. Never.” — Tom Givens

Hospitals as targets

(And apparently a stunning percentage of them are “gun free” zones.)

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/07/robert-farago/are-our-hospitals-targets-for-terrorist-attacks/

Knife vs. gun

(graphic content warning)

http://gunfreezone.net/index.php/2016/08/01/tueller-drill-in-real-life-graphic-content-warning/

Doctors vs. guns

“…the doctor that gives you that advice has never touched a gun, doesn’t know anything about firearms safety, has never been educated in firearms safety in medical school. The only thing they know about guns is what they see on TV … you and I both know is total misinformation.” (That’s called “malpractice.” — JP)

http://dailycaller.com/2016/08/02/just-say-no-when-your-doctor-asks-you-about-your-gun/

Media…. stupid… but I repeat myself

Your Gun Control argument is so stupid it gave me cancer

Incident reports — first or right?

http://www.breachbangclear.com/you-can-be-first-or-you-can-be-right/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

The Only Ones

We have a follow-up report from North Miami on the shooting of a behavioral therapist by an officer who felt threatened by the victim’s toy-truck-holding autistic adult patient (a fact that was reportedly announced over the police radio prior to the shooting). North Miami SWAT Officer Jonathan Aledda has been identified as the shooter, and has now been sued by the victim for excessive force, false arrest, and violating his civil rights. Apparently no criminal charges have been filed against Aledda. We also learned that Aledda fired 3 shots from a patrol RIFLE at close range, hitting the victim once. The story about the officer shooting at the patient instead of the victim would seem to fall apart at this point.

Here’s the suit:

12-year Veteran Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Police Officer Nicholas Young was arrested at transit police headquarters this week and charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIS after being tracked, watched, and set up by the terrorist-watchers. He’s also been fired. The progressives think that although folks like this (suspected of terrorist activity) shouldn’t be able to buy guns, it’s OK for them to be cops, at least until they get arrested.

Off-duty 18-year Indianapolis, IN, Police Department veteran officer Adrian Aurs allegedly committed domestic violence against his estranged wife and then fled the scene. An internal affairs detective was on the scene investigating the case when the suspect returned and opened fire, wounding the detective, who returned fire but missed. The suspect again fled the scene but was later apprehended after a standoff in Cincinnati, OH, without further incident. Aurs has been charged with attempted murder and authorities are currently working to extradite him back to Indianapolis. He has also been suspended without pay, pending termination of his employment.

(Note: If you do a search for Indianapolis officer and domestic violence, you get a lot of hits with stories about cops beating up their wives.)

In New Jersey, several unidentified state troopers responded to the rear of the wrong home after a 911 call, and shot the 76-year-old homeowner who was apparently legally defending his home.

An unidentified (and now unemployed) security guard employed by Universal Protection Services and working at Ross Park Mall in suburban Pittsburgh, PA, was getting ready to go home, and while loading his personal firearm, he negligently fired it through a wooden stand and struck his friend in the butt. Simon Property Group owns the Ross Park Mall and bans guns from the premises. How’s that working out?

Chiraq

Chicago police reported there were 66 people murdered and another 362 wounded in the city last month. We understand that about 78% of the victims are black, but neither Chicago nor the black lives matter crowd are doing anything to empower Chicagoans to live. Police also reported that they have “recovered” over 5,000 illegal guns so far this year, more than reported from any other US city (which has both fewer/lesser gun laws and fewer murders/shootings). No word on legal guns — you know, the kind that would prevent 66 murders.

London

Recent picture from London (Scotland Yard’s Counter Terrorism Unit) in the “gun free” UK:

"Gun-free" UK (police with guns)

(1 dead, 5 injured in a mass stabbing there this week.)

ShotSpotter has a 75% failure rate

I bet it’s even higher when you shoot the microphones…

http://gunfreezone.net/index.php/2016/07/30/shotspotter-still-a-crappy-tool-for-crime-detection/

Feds

GAO: ATF violated law prohibiting keeping data on gun owners over 10,000 times

Gee, who woulda guessed? The ATF minions should get the same 10 year prison sentences that other people breaking the federal gun laws get.

Also from ATF, Deputy Director Thomas E. Brandon appeared on Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood on CBS, where he promoted a national gun registry on CBS. Brandon was the ATF official who ensured the lack of discipline of those complicit in the Fast and Furious felonious gun running operation. Brandon was the person who determined disciplinary punishments for all of the ATF personnel involved in F&F, and did not fire a single person for participation in the scheme. Maybe Mr. Brandon should work on a registration program for law-breaking gun-running jail-skipping ATF agents and their bosses.

Meanwhile, Judicial Watch has discovered FBI documents that reveal the IRS used fake bureaucratic delays to stall tax exemption applications by conservative groups working to defeat President Barack Obama’s reelection. The IRS was actively (and illegally) working to influence the outcome of the election.

Homeland Security assisting invading criminals

US Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, has publicly provided a “how-to not get arrested” guide for illegal aliens so that they may be “free” to live their lives “without fear or hesitation.” This would seem to qualify as both complicity with the crimes and as conspiracy, as well as honest services fraud.

Enemies

A John B. Alexander, Ph.D., who says he’s a “Retired Senior Military Officer and Retired [from] Los Alamos National Laboratory” (and apparently a self-appointed expert), wrote in the Huffington Post rag that the NRA and ISIS are very similar, with the main difference being that “the NRA members do not directly kill the victims.”

Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, the interim director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati, posted on Facebook last week that anyone who really wants to help the US should start by killing the NRA. No word on any investigation of her threat.

Now you know why we have an “Enemies” section.

That’s John B. Alexander, Ph.D., and Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo.

We have a report that Wells Fargo told Hogue (the pistol grip people) it won’t offer Hogue credit card processing services because Hogue sells “weapons” (knives).

A Gannett Company newspaper rejected a paid ad due to this “offensive” word: “Christian.”

That’s Wells Fargo, and Gannett.

Friends

Baton Rouge pizza joint offers discount for CCW.

DGU

In Glendale, AZ (Joe Arpaio territory), a 23-year-old woman shopping at a convenience store became the victim of an attempted armed robbery, with a 27-year-old male hoodlum holding a gun to her head. But the lady drew her own gun and shot the perp. The lady then walked to her home a short distance away and called 911. The criminal died at the hospital. I hope she didn’t forget her Icee.

Mississippi

  • Found a link to Mississippi Dept. of Finance and Administration’s unconstitutional rule banning OPEN carry in our state buildings under its jurisdiction. Note that the MS Constitution forbids laws restricting OPEN carry and no state law (including the one they cite) forbids OC in state buildings or gives DFA any authority to do so.

Texas. I love Texas.

Armed in Texas

Or send your kids to a “gun free zone” school. Your kids, your choice. Want ’em back?

You are on your own — a word problem (h/t Tom Givens)

According to a 2009 article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Atlanta police were the slowest of 7 similar-sized departments to respond to high-priority life-threatening crime emergencies, taking 11 minutes on average. Other departments were similar. The USDOJ reports that the average duration of a violent crime is about 90 seconds.

Assume you’re the designated victim of a life-threatening violent crime and someone kindly calls the cops for you at the instant your crime starts. Now do the math.

See “The Defender’s Creed,” from Tom Givens

(at the bottom)

Rangemaster closed

We also understand from Tom Givens that the Memphis Rangemaster facility has been closed and he has moved to Florida but continues to train folks “on the road” nationwide.

After the shoot, from Ayoob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCZXZMYyRl4

Presidential performance — sold the most guns, released the most criminals….

The July 2016 NSSF-adjusted NICS background check figure of 1,210,731 is an increase of 27.9% compared to the July 2015 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 946,528.

That’s more than double the number of gun sales during George W. Bush’s last July in office and at least 1/3 of the firearms in American civilians’ hands — more than 107 million firearms (and still rising rapidly) — were sold during President Barack Obama’s term. Get that? Obama sold 1/3 of all the guns we’ve accumulated in the last 400 years.

In related news, Ruger reports sales were up 19% for the second quarter of 2016.

Meanwhile this week, President Obama also commuted the prison terms of 214 federal convicts, including 56 gun-related convictions and 67 life sentences. That is the largest number of commutations a president has granted in single day since at least 1900, according to the White House. Mr. Obama has now granted a total of 562 commutations so far, which is more than the number by the past 9 presidents combined.

Just in time for the election I suppose.

Missouri stuff

Michael Barrett, director of the Missouri State Public Defenders Office, has appointed Democratic Governor Jay Nixon (who is an attorney) to defend criminal cases for those who cannot afford to defend themselves, because Nixon has repeatedly cut funding for the indigent case defense system. Barrett says that although he has the authority to appoint any bar member as a public defender, he thinks it’s wrong to reassign a state obligation to private attorneys who didn’t cause the problem, and that the governor not only “created this problem, but is in a unique position to address it.” Gotta love it.

Czechmate

Czech Republic President Miloš Zeman, who used to be opposed to private ownership of firearms for self-defense: “Earlier I spoke often about limiting the ability [of citizens] to have large quantities of weapons. But after the terrorist attacks [in France], I have changed the idea.”

He is now asking the Czech parliament to pass new laws allowing citizens to purchase, keep, and use firearms as necessary.

Products

  • Researcher Dr. John Lott’s new book is out. It’s titled “The War on Guns: Arming Yourself Against Gun Control Lies.” It’s the latest, the best, and the most complete documentation of the gun-ban movement, complete with clear examples of how the media bias skews the debate, how “gun free” zones actually attract killers, how big-money liberal foundations (and the federal government) are funding (millions of dollars!) “public health” studies which have only one pre-determined outcome — banning guns.
  • The Gun Box Sentinel is a long gun lockbox which not only looks like a modern stereo speaker so you can leave it out in plain sight, it actually includes a functional stand-alone Bluetooth speaker. $700.
  • Ruger now has Super Blackhawks in .454 Casull and .480 Ruger. The revolvers are built on the standard Super Blackhawk Bisley frame in 415 stainless steel with a 6½” untapered barrel of 15-5 stainless steel, with a 1:24″ and 1:18″ twist for the .454 and .480, respectively. The 5-shot counterbored cylinder is made of 465 Carpenter steel. $969 through Lipsey’s.
  • LaserMax, in collaboration with Manta Defense now has the slim, rectangular-ish Manta-Ray (LMR-M) light featuring 140 lumens of Mint Green LED light and rapid mounting across a host of platforms by way of the combat-proven snap-on Manta rail connection. 1-hour constant run time. $199. An Infrared (IR) illuminator for use with night vision devices (LMR-IR) is also offered at $265.

Quote of the Week

“The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.” — SOUTH CAROLINA v. US, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905)

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