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Election, San Bernardino, Church Threats, Litigation, Forgetfulness

2A News: September 16, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman


Democrat VP nominee Tim Kaine loves gun control and sleeps with left-wing communist gun-runners:

About the Republican presidential nominee:

Donald Trump said that if Hillary Clinton appoints new justices to the bench, “you have a country that is no longer your country, it will be a disaster,” and “Maybe we use Judge Scalia as the ultimate example of what we’re looking for, okay?”

Amen to that.

San Bernardino update

A 141-page report by the Police Foundation on the Dec. 2, 2015 massacre at a party and training session at the Inland Regional Center for San Bernardino County, CA, health workers revealed that three male county workers “tried to stop the [radical Muslim jihadist] shooters by rushing one of the gunmen but all three were shot.” The report did not specify whether those three were among the 14 killed in the assault, or among the 24 others wounded.

The report concluded that the first response by police to the shooting was “exemplary” and likely saved lives. But one wonders, what if these three defenders had been armed with guns? Would not MORE lives have likely been saved? But I suppose they can’t have “unauthorized” people saving lives….

Massacre escape

Greg Ellifritz reports that “in almost every active killer attack, the witnesses hear gunshots and let their brains spin up some alternate explanation for the loud noises [such as balloons or fireworks]. I’m convinced that if people simply made an escape attempt the very second that they heard the sound of a possible gun shot, there would be far fewer casualties in these heinous events.”

And if you simply run away from balloons or fireworks, well, you’re still alive.

Of course escape may be problematic due to near-universal “official” lockdowns of these premises, which is about the dumbest, most dangerous thing that can happen once the killer is inside.

John Farnam has more, noting that “Some victims waited for instructions. They’re still waiting!”

Don’t be that guy.

On the other hand, we also have a report this week that some students at Valley Forge Military Academy were having fun popping some bubble wrap, which was heard by a student who lives in an Eastern University apartment building located on the property of the Valley Forge Military Academy and College. She called 911 and reported gunshots, triggering a full-scale alert at the military academy, along with nearby Eastern University and Cabrini University. In total, schools with enrollment totaling over 5,000 students were put into lock down because someone thought bubble wrap popping was gunfire.

Current terrorist threats to southeast US churches

I received a phone call this week from a friend in Tennessee who reported a local incident there. Three males of apparently middle-eastern descent were observed acting suspiciously around some churches in the area of Pulaski, TN. Upon investigation, police found that the three gave false names and were making or collecting floor plan type drawings of the churches. They were in possession of these drawings for numerous churches from Arab, AL (between Birmingham and Huntsville) to Nashville, TN. There was apparently no actual evidence of their intent and no law violation, so they reportedly were not arrested.

Church security teams and local law enforcement should prepare.


We have reports that the Obama administration has renewed its push to get the United Nations Arms Trade (control) Treaty ratified. The treaty is opposed by a large number of US senators, because it is vague and likely unconstitutional due to its potential to control constitutional US civilian gun ownership. On Aug. 22, the Second Conference of State Parties to the Arms Trade Treaty was held in Geneva. The State Department reported that the US representative to the conference, William Malzahn, said the US wanted to ratify the treaty: “The United States remains committed to the Arms Trade Treaty, which we signed in September 2013. We are still working on the package to transmit the treaty to the US Senate for its advice and consent to ratification. It is not clear when we will complete this, but we are actively working on it.”

The NRA has warned that this treaty threatens individual firearm ownership with an invasive registration scheme and is full of regulations and requirements that are blatant attacks on the constitutional rights of every law-abiding American. The treaty does this, in part, by “urging” record keeping of end users, directing importing countries to provide information to an exporting country regarding arms transfers, including “end use or end user documentation’ for a ‘minimum of ten years. We all know that recording keeping on end users is gun registration. Breitbart News warned that firearm registration must proceed from the ATT if it is to be enforceable.


The Virginia Citizens Defense League and two private citizens have filed a $12 million federal defamation lawsuit against Katie Couric, director Stephanie Soechtig, Atlas Films, and Studio 3 Partners LLC d/b/a Epix over her faked gun control program aired earlier this year on Epix. Still no word on any criminal charges for their apparent and admitted felonious gun transactions for the making of the film.

A divided US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati ruled en banc this week that a person involuntarily committed to a mental-health facility is not permanently barred from owning a gun because such an automatic, permanent ban of someone with a temporary disability would violate the Second Amendment.


SEC update

Ole Miss’s coach Hugh Freeze says his football players can own hunting rifles but not handguns.

There is nothing in the Bill of Rights about hunting. But there is a prohibition of government officials (like state-employed football coaches) infringing on people’s (like college football players) right to keep and bear arms.

We have a report that Cambodian “analysts” and students believe that US gun control laws need to be tightened in order to reduces the number of lives lost due to gun violence, but also say that banning guns alone is unlikely to stop mass shootings. Cambodia — the land of the Khmer Rouge and communism and ranked 99 out of 102 in an annual survey on the rule of law. But hey, the US Democrats seem to agree with them.

You are on your own

Here’s what your employer likely thinks of you. Sadly, this is true more often than not. Your boss may be a “great guy,” but what are the “rules” at your workplace? Why do they prefer you dead? Is it really only money? Who exactly in your company is most deserving of being on the receiving end of the natural result of this policy?

“Safe” zones?

Realtors in Mississippi have implemented a new “safe zone” initiative that “gives businesses an opportunity to welcome realtors into their reception and lobby spaces to give them a safe place to meet clients.” Mississippi real estate agents now have an app for their cell phone to look up a safe zone location that’s nearby where they can meet a client. 25 businesses are signed up as safe zones so far.

That looks like a good idea as far as it goes, but I have a couple of questions:

  1. How do the realtors propose to show houses to buyers while in the lobby of some unrelated business at some other address?
  2. What exactly makes these lobbies “safe?” Do they have a sign or something?


Speaking of the administration, a new species of blood fluke was found infecting the lungs of turtles in Malaysia. This parasitic flatworm has been named Baracktrema obamai, in honor of the President of the United States. Seems fitting.


The AP reports that now more than half of new US Army recruits have never held, much less fired a gun.

That is precisely why the NRA was formed right after the War for Southern Independence by a handful of Union generals who were disappointed in their troops’ riflery skills compared to the hunters and country boys of the Confederacy.

Those who do not remember history….

ISIS leader trained by US government? (Hillary’s State Department)

MS criminals

The local paper reported that the head of the state’s public defender office said that judges are likely responsible for an unexpected increase of about 1,000 inmates in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections in the last year. It seems that judges are revoking suspended sentences and sending criminals back to jail. But while MDOC Commissioner Marshall Fisher mentioned the increase of inmates last week, he didn’t have a reason for it. One wonders why he doesn’t know his business.


Another burglar shot dead in Jackson, MS this week. Shotgun. DRT.

“I think it was a terrible decision made by the part of the deceased that cost him his life. … I think they (criminals) should receive the fact that some people are not going to tolerate this and that they are going to defend their home and it is their right to do so. Unwanted intruders are not welcome and the consequences could be deadly.” — Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance

Chief Vance appears to be by far the best chief Jackson has had of the many in office in the last 25 years (15 chiefs since 1988, or less than 2 years per chief on average).

Video included — “Jackson resident kills alleged burglar

Police say a pastor, his wife, and 12-year-old son were returning from a concert in Philadelphia, PA, when they were approached by a 66-year-old man with a rifle near the parking lot of a church. The suspect demanded the pastor’s wallet, and then a struggle began in which the perp hit the pastor in the head with the rifle, swinging it like a baseball bat.

So the wife shot him with her own gun.

The Only Ones

Update —

It turns out that Bay St. Louis, Mississippi Police Chief Mike DeNardo, who we reported fatally shot himself last week in the PD parking lot, was under investigation for illegally selling department-owned firearms and for payroll fraud.

National law enforcement suicide rates run about 20 per 100,000; the general population’s rate is about 11 per 100,000. So, which group shouldn’t have guns…?

64-year-old Russell Bertram, a former South Dakota police chief, is on trial for first-degree murder after authorities say he killed his 26-year-old fiancee to collect more than $900,000 in insurance money, and/or because she was pregnant with another man’s child.

West Virginia Cop Fired for NOT Shooting a Suspect

Report — here

Weapon control and retention

Beth Dixon, 63, a Cumberland Valley (Pennsylvania) Christian School teacher is charged with endangering the welfare of children after police say she accidentally left a pistol in a school restroom. She had removed the pistol in its holster while using the restroom and placed it on the tank of a toilet and forgot it there. Police said 4 children ages 6-8 used the restroom while the pistol remained on the toilet tank, and the last child reported it to a parent, who informed another teacher. Dixon then remembered leaving the pistol in the restroom and retrieved it, called a school administrator to tell him what happened, and voluntarily resigned from her job at the private school in Hamilton Township.

Note that there apparently were no laws or policies forbidding teachers’ legally toting guns at the school. The charge was due to the teacher leaving the gun unattended where small children could find it. The charge is a first degree misdemeanor with a maximum 5 year prison sentence and prohibition of gun possession. Also note that there were no reports of any children being harmed or traumatized from seeing the gun.

We can have bathroom discussions here if necessary. Note that pocket/ankle/shoulder carry may avoid this whole scenario. But suffice it to say that sometimes one has to remove a worn weapon while in there. Then the problem becomes what to do with it, because public restroom stalls don’t exactly have storage shelves or lockers.

Some points to consider:

  • Find a way to not forget it.
  • Keep it in the holster. Don’t point it anywhere but the floor.
  • Don’t place it on the floor where it can be seen or reached from outside the stall.
  • Sometimes the toilet tank or paper dispenser will work for a makeshift shelf, but sometimes these are not conducive to keeping the gun from sliding off.
  • Sometimes the holstered pistol can be stuck in the gap between a handrail and the stall partition.
  • A purse or similar can be used. Don’t leave the bag where it can be reached from outside.
  • It can rest in your dropped pants (watch where it’s pointing).
  • It can be placed in a bag or garment and hung on a coat hook. I carry my own S-shaped hook for this purpose. Do not hang it by the triggerguard or a snapped loop. It’s best to hang it from a side partition instead of the back of the stall door.
  • Find a way to not forget it.

Academy Sports

Academy has put those evil black rifles back on its website. Buy why would you buy anything from them after their bigoted treatment of modern sporting rifles and their owners?

Coyotes stalk 12-year-old girl

If you see a coyote, you don’t need to say anything. Just shoot it.


A movie exposing the gun control agenda. One night only, Thursday, 9/29, 7:00 p.m. Limited theaters.

Smith & Wesson M&P 15/22 rifles banned at Appleseed events

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