GRPC Live Stream
This weekend’s entire 34th annual SAF Gun Rights Policy Conference in Phoenix, AZ will be live streamed on their official Facebook page. Why Facebook, I can’t answer.
I noticed recently that today in Christian churches in the US, folks are discussing, in church, the proposals by some of our evil socialist politicians to come and take guns away from peaceful folks — a profoundly unconstitutional and threatening idea. The gist of these conversations, in church, is that such acts would unquestionably result in bloodshed.
What does it say about how evil our leaders are when their policies to corrupt our constitution cause even Christians in church to openly acknowledge that more “shots heard ’round the world” may be necessary?
Let’s see… 200 million decent gun owners vs. a minority handful of murderous outlaw cops trying to assault them in their homes. Do the math.
And don’t forget, when the British government came to take the colonists’ weapons away in Lexington and Concord, triggering the First American Revolution, the Redcoats’ families were presumably safe back in England. That ain’t the case today. Just like they know where we live, we know where they live and when they are working. Citizens are not limited by any rules of engagement if government thugs attack. (Flame thrower possession is unrestricted. Just sayin’…)
“They shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the land devour them. They shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid.” — Ezekiel 34:29
“If the representatives of the people betray their constituents, there is then no resource left but in the exertion of that original right of self-defense which is paramount to all positive forms of government, and which against the usurpations of the national rulers, may be exerted with infinitely better prospect of success than against those of the rulers of an individual state.” — Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers No. 28
READ IT, learn it, save it, keep it close at hand. READ IT.
And regarding those so-called “buy backs;” freedom isn’t free, and it’s not for sale, at any price.
More on enemy action from RINOs in Washington.
Congressional Democratic leaders warned President Donald Trump last weekend that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — or else risk no legislation at all. No legislation at all works for me.
Interesting take on Trump administration’s proposed “universal” background checks.
Aberdeen, MS, Mayor Maurice Howard, who recently wore a gun to a public hearing, says he plans to file a lawsuit against the town’s board of aldermen, challenging a resolution the board passed to forbid firearms at city hall. The board passed a motion last week to post signage stating guns wouldn’t be allowed except for law enforcement. Howard says he didn’t do anything illegal when he wore a gun in a holster to a budget meeting Sept. 3.
Under state law, there are limitations on a city’s ability to prohibit carry on city property by use of such signage, and the rules are different at meetings or meeting places of city boards versus on city property generally, and vary by manner of carry (concealed or open) as well. The relevant statutes also have some conflicts on which the sitting attorney general has opined. He says cities CAN outlaw carrying guns, by ordinance and signs at meetings of governmental bodies, but are quite limited in what they can do on city property (city hall) generally. However, the AG seems to forget (again) that the state constitution prohibits the state or local governments from restricting open carry, regardless of what their statutes or ordinances say.
US Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced last week that he plans to vote against Judge Halil Suleyman “Sul” Ozerden, President Trump’s judicial nominee for the 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals (Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi), because Ozerden’s record indicates he may not be a constitutionalist who is fit for the federal appeals court. (See #3 in the Sen. John Kennedy item in “Enemies,” below.) Ozerden, a Hattiesburg native, is currently an apparently well-qualified US District Judge of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi and enjoys the support of Mississippi’s two Republican US senators.
Wait – you mean they’re just rifles?
Shotgun Stuff from Gabe Suarez (short)
- Five Reasons Why the Shotgun Fell Out of Favor
- Five Reasons Why You Should Choose the Shotgun
- Tactical Advantage of the Shotgun Pattern
- Shotgun Wounds
Home invasion defense
A pair of burglars attempting to kick in the front door of a California home in broad daylight got the attention of the female homeowner who was in the shower. She grabbed a towel and rushed downstairs, surprising the crooks when they finally broke down the front door. She startled them so much that they ran away.
I don’t recommend a towel-clad screaming woman as a primary means of home invasion defense. Instead, I recommend a 12 gauge with buckshot. Lots of buckshot.
In Nassau County, New York, a group of 50-70 teenagers looked on as a 16-year-old boy was assaulted by 6 or 7 other males and fatally stabbed in the chest. Some of the crowd recorded or streamed videos of the attack, but none attempted to help. I suspect that our current generation of morally corrupt school administrators, who strive to produce only milquetoasts who were taught to never fight for what is right, is partially to blame. The notion that violence is always wrong or never the answer is patently false, and anyone saying otherwise is simply a liar. Masculinity is not the problem, an immoral immaturity is.
Meanwhile in a domestic case in Shannon (Tupelo), MS, a woman came into a store and hid behind an unnamed off-duty Shannon police officer who was standing at a counter. A man came in and approached the officer, then reached around him and fatally shot the woman. The officer then fatally shot the perpetrator.
A few observations:
- Even with an officer present between the killer and his victim, she died. Do you think calling 911, as the left advises, would work any better?
- What if the victim had been armed, and apparently knowing the score better than the officer did, had simply lit up the criminal when he kept coming after she had taken cover behind the officer?
We have a report that on the eve of the 34th annual SAF Gun Rights Policy Conference (see first item in this newsletter), Twitter has suspended the Second Amendment Foundation’s account. We note that the Twitter CEO was one of those we reported last week who signed the letter to the US Senate asking for more unconstitutional gun control laws.
US Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) responded last week after the chief executives of more than 100 companies wrote a letter to the US Senate urging Congress to pass various anti-gun measures. Kennedy’s take was 3-pointed:
- Show me the evidence, not just baseless claims, that the proposed gun control would work;
- Don’t extrapolate the judgment of violent criminals/terrorists/nutjobs to cover all gun owners, just as the left insists we don’t judge all Islamists by the actions of a few;
- Regardless of whether gun control laws would be effective, we still have rights that are inalienable. You can’t take them away, no matter how much “good” it would do.
It seems that William Brewer III, NRA’s reportedly crooked outside legal counsel, has also been contributing to Francis (Hell yes we’re going to take your guns!) O’Rourke, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and other Democrats.
Shotgun Joe Biden said last week that had he been on the Supreme Court, he would not have ruled in favor of Dick Heller in the Heller case. Well, duh. And neither would his appointees, should he get to be president.
Country music singer Billy Currington, who was already on the gun control banwagon (I’m starting to call it BANwagon instead of BANDwagon for obvious reasons), reportedly requires by contract that his performance venues do gun screening/disarming of the fans. I’m not a fan.
MSNBC Poll About Guns Backfires Fabulously
We hear that Amazon has a “critical event policy” which results in blocking ads for products that include images of guns soon after the occurrence of mass shootings in the US. This includes ANTI-GUN books and such, if they feature an image of a gun.
Amazon also began purging hundreds of listings for innocuous firearm accessories from its website that include the terms “AR-15” or “AK-47.”
Meanwhile, my Amazon Smile purchases continue to fund the Second Amendment Foundation.
Dept. of Idiocy
“I’ve held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I had it. It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50-caliber, these kinds of bullets need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.” — US Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
The Only Ones
David McCarley, the NRA’s 2012 National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, has accused Pearl Mississippi Police Chief Dean Scott of forcing him to resign without just cause. McCarley filed a federal lawsuit against the department this week. McCarly was awarded after being involved in an ugly shootout with a criminal who killed one cop and wounded several others, including McCarly, who then managed to shoot the killer with the dead cop’s gun, using his uninjured weak side hand.
Granville County, NC, Sheriff Brindell Wilkins learned one of his deputies had a tape of him making “racially offensive” comments, so he encouraged another man to kill the officer, according to a felony obstruction of justice indictment.
An unidentified New Hampshire range “safety officer” mistook a real gun for a dummy, and proceeded to shoot himself and a second safety officer. I guess someone also mistook a dummy for a safety officer.
A man was shot in the neck during a training drill in Pennsylvania run by Rockwell Tactical Group LLC, at the Threat Assessment & Tactical Solutions Group’s facility. There is a LOT not reported here.
A Lott of good stuff
Did you know Dr. John Lott has a YouTube channel?
Cody Wilson update
Cody Wilson, the Austin-based gun rights activist who made his name building and distributing 3D-printed guns, was sentenced on Sept. 12 to seven years probation after he pleaded guilty last month to third-degree felony charges of injury to a child. He will also be required to register as a sex offender. Under both Texas and federal law, he is prevented from possessing a firearm for five years after his release from probation.
The US Concealed Carry Association claims that its education and training is “second to none.”
Gun Bloggers —
(FYI, I do this for free, so I don’t have a boss, can’t be fired, and don’t much worry about who might be offended by the truth, the facts or my opinions. — JP)
We have an unconfirmed report from a list member indicating that Fiocchi is having some quality control problems with its rifle and pistol ammo to the extent of destroying some guns.
Last month, the Philadelphia Police Department investigated an incident in which a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) police officer’s Sig P320 service weapon fired, allegedly “without manipulation while holstered.” SEPTA Police made a fast decision to immediately replace all 350 issued pistols with Glock 17s on loan from the Philadelphia Police Department, followed by making an emergency purchase of brand new pistols for all SEPTA officers. However, SEPTA sent the P320 in question to the Philadelphia Police Department’s Firearms Forensics Unit, which determined the pistol and its safeties were functioning as designed. It is not clear at this time whether this unintended discharge was negligent handling (which new pistols won’t cure) or a mechanical fault (which presumably was ruled out by the FFU).
Colt reports it is temporarily suspending production of rifles for the civilian market, while expanding 1911 and revolver production. This due to a market glut of AR-15 rifles.
Guncrafter Industries (home of the .50 GI) has a nice looking color case hardened and Cerakoted CZ 75 pistol. They will also build on a customer-supplied gun ($1000). Starting at $1675.
Wilson Combat’s EDC X9 is a double-stack, lightweight, 9mm 1911 housing a 15-round magazine in a grip frame no larger than a regular single-stack 1911. $2900.
Do you reload 9mm? Shell Shock Technologies‘ 2-piece stainless steel & aluminum 9mm cases don’t usually require resizing and no lube if you do resize, last virtually forever, and only cost around a dime each. And we hear you can pick them up with a magnet.
“A man who carries his arms openly, and for his own protection, or for any other lawful purpose, has as clear a right to do so as to carry his own watch or wear his own hat.” — US v. Cruikshank, US Supreme Court, 1876