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2A News: October 21, 2016 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman


Donald Trump said at the debate this week that “We need a Supreme Court that, in my opinion, is going to uphold the Second Amendment — and all amendments — but the Second Amendment, which is under absolute siege,” and that it’s “imperative” that the United States appoints the “right justices.” Trump said he would appoint a Supreme Court justice that would be pro-life, have a conservative bent and would protect the Second Amendment.

Hillary Clinton said she supports the Second Amendment.

Which do you most believe?

Hillary’s leaked emails apparently revealed that she has promised billionaire gun-banner Michael Bloomberg her old position of US Secretary of State, if she is elected.

That should scare the eyelashes off of you.

The emails also revealed that her staffers worried that her gun-ban position wouldn’t play well in the South. Well, duh. Not a surprise that she wants to ban guns or that we don’t like that.

And of course she lied again this week (her lips were moving) when discussing the Heller case at the debate.

“I wish Hillary Clinton would stop lying, but if Hillary only spoke the truth, then she might not have anything to say.” — Rob Morse

We hear that even former rivals for the Libertarian POTUS nomination are not voting for their party’s candidate, former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson, partly because of his anti-gun platform. So don’t you go there either. Also this week, F-rated Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee William Weld, former US Attorney, Assistant US Attorney General for the Criminal Division, and Massachusetts governor, indicated he didn’t even know what concealed carry reciprocity means. Attorney? Governor? HA!

Composite Pro-gun Ratings of US House Candidates in MS

U.S. House District Rating

District 1
Kelly (R) A
Owens (D) ?
Wilson (L) ?

District 2
Bouie (R) A
Thompson (D) F-

District 3
Harper (R) A-
Quinn (D) ?

District 4
Gladney (D) ?
McCluskey (L) ?
Palazzo (R) A



Connecticut State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to dismiss the frivolous lawsuit, Soto v. Bushmaster, brought by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a non-defective Bushmaster rifle legally made and sold by Remington.

Judge Bellis’ order stated that the federal Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act clearly prohibits lawsuits “against manufacturers, distributors, dealers, and importers of firearms … for the harm solely caused by the criminal or unlawful use of firearm products … by others when the produced functioned as designed and intended,” and when the maker and distributor have clearly done nothing wrong.

Hillary Clinton responded to the dismissal of the suit by calling it “incomprehensible” that innocent US manufacturers weren’t held responsible for the felonious act of a sick murderer, and reaffirmed her determination to change laws so that crime victims can successfully sue gun companies for things they didn’t do.

The plaintiffs promise an appeal.

The FBI is seeking the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by survivors of the Charleston Emanuel AME Church shooting who say federal negligence enabled the killer to buy the handgun he used. The FBI said in court filings that it isn’t liable for any failure to thoroughly check the killer’s background before he bought the gun. Plaintiff’s lawyers claim that the killer’s prior drug arrest would have shown up, and the FBI would have denied his gun purchase, if the agency had done its job, but the local sheriff says that a clerk entered incorrect information for the prior arrest, which prevented the details from showing up during the NICS check.

The college coaches’ gun bans for players is ripe for challenge. I can’t wait. And let’s hold the coaches personally responsible for depriving these young men of their civil rights.


Follow-up with an officer who responded to the Sikh temple active killer massacre in Wisconsin back in 2012.

“The killer ended up firing 26 total rounds at Murphy. Fifteen of those rounds hit Murphy. The killer fired on Murphy for one minute and fifty one seconds until he was shot by the second officer arriving on the scene.”

“Don’t waste time giving verbal commands if the killer is already shooting.”

About that old lady with a bat who got herself shot


Now that President Obama has commuted the sentences of a record number of federal prisoners, his Justice Department is working to make it harder for landlords to deny affordable housing to ex-convicts. The DOJ says that categorical prohibitions of criminal applicants “run a substantial risk of having a disparate impact based on race or national origin.”

In other words, if private landlords have policies banning ex-convicts in general, they could be in trouble with the pantywaist liberal establishment if too many of those ex-cons happen to be black or ethnic minorities, never mind that perhaps “too many” convicts in general are minorities, which is no fault of the landlords.

The New York Commies

Schools and government

The University of Florida has posted a notice on its website to help out its resident bedwetters concerned about being offended by Halloween costumes, noting that “there is a 24/7 counselor in the Counseling and Wellness Center available…” and “the Bias Education and Response Team at the University of Florida is able to respond to any reported incidents of bias, to educate those that were involved, and to provide support by connecting those that were impacted to the appropriate services and resources.”

Down in my neighborhood, a school bus driver called the sheriff’s office this week and reported seeing a clown armed with a knife on the side of the road in Hinds County, MS. The clown turned out to be an inanimate dummy that was part of a static Halloween yard display. I suspect that might be the same deficient bus driver that does illegal and dangerous U-turns in the middle of the intersection near this location.

Kemper County, MS, has outlawed live clowns in public until the day after Halloween. $150 potential fine for any person of any age who appears in public in Kemper County in a clown costume, clown mask or clown makeup. I’m guessing there may be First Amendment issues here. Or, they could just outlaw crime.

I am not making this up.


Neighboring Island County, Washington, Sheriff Mark Brown was in Burlington’s Cascade Mall in Skagit County on Sept. 23 when the massacre happened. He was unarmed and did nothing to stop the killer. He says he will continue to go unarmed when off duty and out of his jurisdiction. Presumably he will also continue to not stop the threat.

The question is why? Not why was he unarmed and helpless, but why is he sheriff of anything?

Do you see LEOs off duty and out of uniform? What do you think?

You are on your own.

The Only Ones

  • Former US DEA officers Karl Emmett Newman, 49, of Kentwood, Louisiana, and Johnny Jacob Domingue, 27, of Maurepas, Louisiana, were indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 7 in the U.S District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana, on counts of drug conspiracy, possessing a firearm during a crime of violence, possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime, robbery, obstruction of justice and falsification of records.
  • Broward County, Florida, Sheriff’s Deputy Sylviane Wernath didn’t lock her car while getting gas this week, and four suspects pulled up in a car beside her vehicle, opened the deputy’s door and took her purse with a cell phone and gun inside.


The Georgetown Law Center says that half of US adults, 117 million, are now in government facial recognition databases. Maybe I’ll jump off the roof and rearrange my face again….


Chapman University in Orange, California has released a scientifically-based survey on “America’s Top Fears 2016.” It turns out that, by far, adults surveyed fear corrupt government officials more than anything else in their daily lives. I’m right there with them.

Australia gun ban update

Cats — the silent killers

Dogs — the cool ones

funny photo of dog spotter


  • We see that yet another company is offering an emergency (field) repair kit for Remington 1100 & 11-87 shotguns. The kit includes a firing pin and spring, forend support assembly, barrel seal, piston/piston seal assembly, O-ring seal, extractor spring, plunger, extractor and link, to replace factory parts which crap out during your hunt. $120, with free shipping this month.
    • Or, do what I did after my experience with Remington autoloaders (which included some of these parts, plus other parts), along with a complete Remington customer service failure: buy a gun with the Benelli inertia system, which uses only half of those parts.
  • Colt’s new Combat Unit carbine features a mid-length gas system, a Magpul SL buttstock and pistol grip and MOE trigger guard. Its low profile gas block allows for the use of the M-LOK capable Centurion CMR free floated forend. The SKU is LE6960-CCU and the MSRP is $1,299, available exclusively from TALO Distributors.
  • Mechanix has an extensive line of tactical gloves, in addition to their mechanic’s gloves. I think I need to try one of each. Mechanix gloves are GREAT stocking stuffers.
  • Lapua (“lahp-wah“) is offering a new free ballistics app for Android and iOS systems. Nothing for Windows.
  • Gerber’s new one-hand opening, Center-Drive multitool
    • SOG also has a magnetic hex drive centered-bit multitool, the PowerPlay
  • Hornady is releasing two limited ammunition runs commemorating William B. Ruger: One load each in .480 Ruger (325 gr. XTP, $40) and .204 Ruger (32 gr. V-Max, $25).
  • Nosler’s new Reduced Drag Factor bullets feature high BCs and small meplats. Available in the following calibers:
    • .22: 70gr. – G1 Ballistic Coefficient 0.416 | G7 Ballistic Coefficient 0.211
    • 6mm: 105gr. – BC TBA
    • 6.5mm: 140gr. – BC TB
    • .30: 175gr. – G1 Ballistic Coefficient 0.536 | G7 Ballistic Coefficient 0.270
  • Author Holt Bodinson says that he found a box of Browning’s new shotshell ammo marked “Made in Australia.”

Quote of the Week

There are 300 million guns and 100 million gun owners in the US. If we were the problem, you would know it.

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