December 7, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
Mike Espy has filed to re-run for US Senate in 2020.
Andy Gipson, a VERY pro-gun former MS legislator, has announced his candidacy for reelection as MS Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce.
BATFE bump stock rule
But one wonders what ATF plans to do with violators, since they apparently wouldn’t be breaking any federal law.
In a 2-1 ruling, 3rd US Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Patty Shwartz, an Obama-appointee, upheld New Jersey’s law restricting the size of firearm magazines to 10 rounds, saying “New Jersey’s law reasonably fits the state’s interest in public safety and does not unconstitutionally burden the Second Amendment’s right to self-defense in the home [sic],” and that it will help save lives by giving victims more time to flee while a shooter reloads. The court also said the law’s exemption for retired law enforcement officers does not violate the equal protection clause. Nor is there a violation of the takings clause, the court said, because the law allows gun owners to retain modified magazines or to register firearms that have magazines that cannot be modified.
I, however, find none of that in the Constitution: no state interest, no public safety, no reference to homes, and no requirement to limit the right so victims can flee after 11 rounds, no special rights for retire LEOs, and no exemption for partial takings. In other words, the court is just making it up as they go along, and the guilty judges should be impeached and punished, in accordance with the Constitution and law.
Gun-banning Dick’s Sporting Goods told investors that its decision to remove certain “assault-style” (sic) weapons from its Field & Stream stores cost it dearly and may limit its future gains after its stocks sank more than 4.5% and financial conglomerate J.P. Morgan Chase downgraded Dick’s shares, saying the company was “overweight.” Well, duh. Head Dick, Ed Stack, also said the company “doesn’t need” the 62 former employees who quit over the company’s bigoted gun control policies and that Dick’s may soon close down their entire Field & Stream chain of 35 hunting-related stores across 18 states.
Aetna Insurance is on the gun control bandwagon.
Dick’s and Aetna also both admitted using children as “pawns” in their gun control efforts.
The Florida state pension fund has joined with a group of investment funds to try and pressure the gun industry into adopting what they think are the best practices for it.
The University of North Texas has apparently suspended a student because they believe he legally owns firearms and he believes he has the right to.
Interesting criminal tactic
Update on police response to active killer events
“Most urban or suburban police departments can get one officer on the scene of an active killer attack in three to four minutes…. With very few exceptions, active killers were shooting between four and eight victims per minute during their rampages.” You do the math. What if we don’t have to wait 3 or 4 minutes?
Update on bogus “security” response to Parkland, FL, school massacre. Clearly a catastrophic failure by those employed to secure the school.
Never consent to a search
The only time I would is if I had called police to respond to a break-in and allow them to clear the building.
The Only Ones
Niagara (Ontario, Canada) Constable Nathan Parker was reportedly shot by Detective Sergeant Shane Donovan during an argument while they were conducting a crash investigation.
Dept. of Idiocy
“Actor” Tom Arnold, who is famous for… nothing, and who apparently is knowledgeable about… nothing, says that “80% of gun owners shoot themselves or members of their own families.” Doing the math, if there are a (very) roughly estimated 80 million gun owners in the US, that means there would be about 64 million shootings. I must have missed those 64 million news reports. Arnold also claims there are only five black NRA members.
The book “Unintended Consequences,” by John Ross has been out of print for some time and currently is available on Amazon starting around $200. But a new softcover printing has just shipped for $30. If you’ve never read it, you simply must.
CZ’s excellent 455 rimfire rifle series been replaced by the new 457 series, which incorporates a push-to-fire safety lever, a shorter, slab-sided, lighter weight action, reduced bolt handle throw for more scope clearance, fully adjustable trigger, sculpted bottom metal, nitride finish, and a lighter weight firing pin. It keeps the 455’s interchangeable barrel system and magazine compatibility. The CZ 457 will be available in many barrel and stock configurations chambered for .22LR, .22WMR, and .17HMR.
CZ’s new 527 MTR (Match Target Rifle) will be available chambered in .223 Rem. or 6.5 Grendel with a heavy, threaded barrel and a target-style walnut stock, and the fully adjustable trigger from the 557 which can be set to very light pull weights, as well as creep and overtravel adjustments.
Also from CZ is a brand new, semi-auto shotgun, the 12 gauge 1012, designed to run everything from light target loads up to heavy 3″ magnums. Five finish options will be available.
Off-body CCW gear. (Still not recommending off-body carry.)