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MS News, SCOTUS, Departments, FL Update, Enemies

January 11, 2019 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

Mississippi News

Mississippi hunting areas closed due to MS River flooding.

The MS Legislature in now in session; Lord help us.

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn (R) has appointed Democrat Representative Angela Cockerham to Chair the House Judiciary B Committee this year. Chairman Cockerham replaces very pro-gun Andy Gipson (R) as Chairman of Jud B. Gipson is now the Commissioner of Agriculture. Under Gipson, the committee handled some of the most controversial bills related to the courts and law-enforcement each session. Cockerham is considered a “centrist” Democrat who occasionally crosses the aisle to vote with the Republican majority in the House. Of course if she’s voting with the majority her vote may not matter.

SCOTUS

Quiet preparations are underway within conservative legal circles and the White House counsel’s office in the event that ailing 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg retires.

Litigation

Does an illegal alien have the Second Amendment right to possess a firearm? Five US circuit courts have said no and now the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals (the goofy San Francisco one) in an unanimous decision agreed in a decision this week. They have all found that 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5)(A) is constitutional.

National Reciprocity and other federal legislation

(How come Congress isn’t shut down?)

Note that the Giffords bunch made a big splash this week about the introduction of H.R.8 — the private gun sale ban (“universal background checks”) bill, using the anniversary of Gabby Giffords’ wounding to emphasize the “need” for background checks. Lost on them was the irony that Giffords’ attacker had passed a federal NICS check to purchase his gun. Further, they are touting the bill as “bipartisan.” But of 156 sponsors/cosponsors, only 5 are RINOS and the rest are straight Dems. That’s not bipartisan — that’s a lie. Parkland survivors and kiddie activists David Hogg and Jaclyn Corin say that 97% of Americans want universal background checks. They’re lying too. I bet if you did a survey you couldn’t get 97% agreement by Americans in favor of oxygen.

Sen. Feinstein’s gun ban bill is back, and it’s worse than ever.

Department of Idiocy

Parents in Tamaqua, PA, a coal-mining region about 90 miles from Philadelphia, are going to court to block the school district from allowing (not requiring) teachers to carry guns in school. The teachers union had already filed suit to overturn the policy. Apparently the “adults” in this district insist on the kids receiving minimal or no protection from massacrists while at school.

Americans now look at their smartphones an average of 52 times a day, more often than ever before. While on vacation, we check them roughly 80 times per day. Researchers found that college students spend nearly 9 hours daily on their phones, texting, gaming, scrolling through social media, etc. And yes, it’s bad for you in a number of ways.

Police tragedy avoided in Ridgeland, MS.

Florida school massacre investigation; more about schools

It turns out that Sheriff Scott Israel had something to hide, and it explains a lot.

We also hear that new Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is planning to remove the incompetent sheriff, something former Governor (now Senator) Rick Scott never had the guts to do, even after the release of the scathing Parkland Commission report.

Quote from the report (page 16): “School personnel were most frequently involved in stopping attacks; school resource officers were less so.”

“We have not stopped these rampages because the news media and political special-interests feed on mass murder.”

“When you find them: ‘Don’t say anything. Just shoot.'”
“Time is everything. Time is death.”


The Ouachita Parish (LA) Sheriff’s Office is offering church security classes, along with other citizen training and a public range.


DGUs

Meanwhile at an Alabama bar, a female security guard armed with a handgun shot and stopped an AK-style rifle-wielding assailant who was shooting up the parking lot.

“Within moments, however, two men and two women broke in by smashing the back door and window. The homeowner then fired several rounds, hitting all four of the home invaders.”

The Only Ones

A Knox County (TN) Sheriff’s Officer fired a shot at a Powell area homeowner while responding to a call last week. Our report indicates the homeowner, who is also a KCSO corrections officer, opened the door aiming (sic) a weapon at the officer on the other side of the door. The KCSO officer fired one shot, and the homeowner was not injured, according to officials. So far, no report of anyone being charged or disciplined.

Enemies

Allegation: The Clinton Foundation made millions running military ordnance to Al Quaeda through Libya, then Hillary put Stephens in Benghazi to clean up her mess after it was discovered that Al-Qaeda terrorists were obtaining the US arms and created a cover up for his murder.

McClatchy Media Outlet Intentionally Spread Deliberate Lies Designed to Hurt NRA.

US Marshals Service plagued with corruption.

And the Marshals and other federal agencies (many not police agencies) are still gunning up. The IRS needs 15 machine guns and over 3,000,000 rounds of ammo, the National Institutes of Health, the Treasury Department’s tax fraud inspectors, the EPA, the Social Security Administration, the VA and the FDA all need arsenals, and FEMA needs its own SWAT team with snipers, because they all feel threatened by the American public. See the report.

Monster [Truck] Jam. Stupid. But I repeat myself.

Jackson, MS

The city of Jackson had the highest homicide rate per capita in the city’s history in 2018, according to data from the FBI, Murder Accountability Project and US Census Bureau, and the third highest number of annual homicides in its history.

Jackson’s 2018 homicide rate of 50.3 per 100,000 people is also one of the highest in the nation, worse than New Orleans, Memphis, and Detroit, not to mention more than twice Chicago’s homicide rate.

About 90% of Jackson’s 2018 homicides involved a firearm according to the report.

Oxford, MS

There was a “small/minor/internal” explosion at the Olin Winchester plant near Oxford, MS, this week, in the production area of Winchester’s Rimfire operations. There were several minor injuries, but no serious injuries reported.


Social media posts are actually used quite frequently in courts as evidence against people.


Kicks-Like-A-Mule Department

Look both ways.

Terrorism warning.

About that border wall

Haven’t we already financed border walls for other countries?

And didn’t I read in Revelation that Heaven has gates?

Products

An anonymous (so far) manufacturer is reportedly working on a “camp carbine” or survival style rifle in 10mm, to be fed by various pistol magazines. Maybe something like this.

Sig’s new MPX Copperhead 9mm AR pistol. $1835.

New products from Federal Premium.

Colt is resurrecting its King Cobra revolver as the 6-shot .357 Magnum big brother of Colt Cobra DA revolver. It has a heavy-duty frame, 3″ barrel, brushed stainless steel construction, the same user-replaceable front sight and Linear Leaf spring trigger (LL2™) as the rest of the Cobra family. Probably a revised design from the original. $899.

Henry Repeating Arms now offers its Long Ranger lever action rifle chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. $1,066.

CCI’s new rimfire loads include the VNT .17 Mach 2 17-grain; VNT .22 WMR 30-grain; Quiet-22 Semi-Auto .22 LR 45-grain LRN; Clean-22 Standard Velocity .22 LR 40-grain poly-coated LRN; and Clean-22 High Velocity .22 LR 40-grain poly-coated LRN.

Norma has a new 9mm defensive ammo load using a 108gr. cold formed all-copper Monolithic Hollow Point bullet, which Norma claims expands like no other. $22.48 per 20 rounds.

Berger Bullets now has New Extreme Long Range (ELR) Match Solid Projectile bullets, beginning with 375 caliber 379 Grain and 407 Grain offerings. The bullets feature a “highly optimized VLD ogive design and lathe-turned solid copper construction provide a ballistic advantage that is unmatched by any conventional style bullet.”

Surefire now has its Sidekick 300 lumen rechargeable keychain lights for just $30 + tax, with free shipping. I believe that’s around half price.

Quote

“[The American Colonies were] all democratic governments, where the power is in the hands of the people and where there is not the least difficulty or jealousy about putting arms into the hands of every man in the country. [European countries should not] be ignorant of the strength and the force of such a form of government and how strenuously and almost wonderfully people living under one have sometimes exerted themselves in defence of their rights and liberties and how fatally it has ended with many a man and many a state who have entered into quarrels, wars and contests with them.” — George Mason, “Remarks on Annual Elections for the Fairfax Independent Company” in The Papers of George Mason, 1725-1792, ed Robert A. Rutland (Chapel Hill, 1970).

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