October 19, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
In exchange for early recess for vulnerable US Senate Democrats to go home to campaign, Democrats agreed to immediately confirm President Trump’s nominations of 12 district court judges and 3 appeals court judges and not require the 30 hour rule for debate. In other words the senators’ votes are for sale for the promise of a chance to stay in Washington and not do their jobs. But Democrat crybabies boycotted the Judiciary Committee’s hearing this week on a new slate of federal judges, protesting the GOP’s decision to hold the meeting while the Senate is in recess.
35-year gun-banning Rep. Steve Holland (D-Lee & Monroe) is reportedly crawfishing on his earlier decision to retire from the Mississippi Legislature after this coming session.
A federal appeals court sided with a power company worker who had been terminated after a gun was found in his personal vehicle during a consensual search at work.
Seventeen states’ attorneys general signed an amicus brief asking the US Supreme Court to hear arguments for New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York in a case challenging Title 38, Chapter Five, Section 23 of the Rules of the City of New York, which generally prohibits licensed firearm residents from removing their firearm from their home. Mississippi, whose AG Jim Hood (D) is running for governor, is one of the seventeen.
Campus Carry Laws: An Update
The Only Ones
An unidentified Texas police officer mistakenly drew his gun on two students pretending to be armed intruders during an emergency drill this week at Clark Elementary in Baytown, Harris County. The drill included a hostage situation scenario involving two high school theater students carrying fake wooden guns around campus. Apparently, the DARE officer was not aware of the drill and responded accordingly but figured out quickly that it was just a drill. The real question is, what dummy thought it was a good idea to not inform the armed DARE officer about an armed attack drill?
Enemies (they DO want to take your guns away)
“I fully support an assault weapon ban, I fully support a bump stock ban. I fully support the Bill of Rights. And fully support the Second Amendment. And have absolutely no problem with people owning firearms if they have been trained, licensed, a background check has been conducted, a pause button has been pushed to give time for that process to take place. And they have to renew their license just like we do with automobiles…” — actress Jamie Lee Curtis, bacteria yogurt spokesperson
“People just can’t know that [I want to take their guns away.]” — US Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO)
“We should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons.” — Eric Swalwell, US Representative (D-CA)
“I am proud to have the distinction as a Gun Sense Candidate from Moms Demand Action. Like we already have in California, I support a federal ban on assault weapons, high capacity magazines and bump stocks, as well as increasing waiting periods, raising the minimum age to purchase all weapons, and expanding our current background check system.” — Katie Hill, California Democratic candidate for US Congress
Levi Strauss & Co., “known the world over as a pioneer of the American West and one of the great symbols of American freedom” (sic), is donating another $1+ million to gun ban groups.
Gun banner Gabby Giffords defended comments made by Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democratic candidate for US Congress, in which Sinema said she believed it is “a personal choice” for Americans to join the Taliban and physically fight against the USA. Such an act of course meets the definition of treason in the US Code, meaning Giffords is defending a traitor.
Surviving mass murder
“It seems that the only credible solution is to have each school, business or other entity assume responsibility for maintaining its own security…. The fastest way to stop a killer is to have somebody on-premises who’s armed…”
Ruger now has a Custom Shop
NRA has partnered up with Cordova to replace the anti-gun Yeti coolers in NRA’s licensed/branded products division.
Black Aces Tactical non-NFA semiauto Shockwave, $449.
The Crimson Trace Lasersaddle is for those “not-a-shotgun” shotgun pistols. The LS-250 is a red laser and the LS-250G is green. The LS-250 retails for $169, while the LS-250G has an MSRP of $219.
Counter Assault now has a 10.2 oz. bear spray canister with a spray distance up to 40 feet with 8 seconds of spray time, and an 8.1 oz canister with a spray distance up to 32 feet with 7 seconds of spray time. I’m thinking they’re not just useful for bears.
Remember last year Arby’s featured a venison sandwich and an elk sandwich? This fall, the restaurant is introducing a limited-edition Seared Duck Breast Sandwich in select restaurants on Oct. 20. The areas of its release were chosen based on the proximity of waterfowl flyways in the Atlantic, Central, Mississippi, and Pacific regions. The sandwich is made with duck breast from Maple Leaf Farms in Leesburg, IN. It’s seared, then cooked sous vide style before being topped off with crispy onions and a smoked cherry sauce all on a toasted bun. Bon appétit.
“The only thing better than spending your own money on something old, black and oily is spending your buddy’s money on something old, black and oily. — Dr. Will Dabbs