not a single mass shooting and gun sales at highest in history

NICS, Litigation, Canada, Virus, Election


The FBI is violating your civil rights. Again. Still.

Litigation

It looks like the US Solicitor General is running away from challenges to unconstitutional gun control laws.

In the case Rhode v. Becerra (S.D. Cal. 2020), U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego ruled this week in favor of the California Rifle & Pistol Association and issued a preliminary injunction blocking a California law requiring background checks for people buying ammunition. Judge Benitez issued a sharply worded rebuke of the “onerous and convoluted” regulations that violate the constitutional right to bear arms, also saying “the Second Amendment rights of California citizens have been gravely injured.” Likely to be appealed. Unfortunately the guilty never seem to be punished for these felonies. I suggest we start.

Longtime Democrat and Obama appointee U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones has ruled in Carter v. Kemp that a Fulton County, GA, resident’s Second Amendment rights have not been violated, even though she is not currently able to obtain a concealed carry license from a probate judge in the county. The county has temporarily suspended taking applications after the state’s Council of Probate judges declared that issuing Georgia Weapons Licenses during the declared state of emergency was not an essential function of the court. The judge apparently noted that there are other legal ways the plaintiff could sometimes carry a gun and declined to suspend a Georgia law that requires people to have a license to carry a handgun. The judge of course is wrong, and in fact a law requiring government permission to peacefully exercise a Constitutionally-protected civil right in the first place is wrong on its face. I repeat my punishment statement.

Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, Thomas: Court precedent isn’t sacred.

It’s about blankety-blank time! As a supervisor of several decades, I commonly told my folks something to the effect that, just because we have a record of doing a certain wrong thing, or thing wrong, is not justification to keep on doing it that way! Do the right thing, always, including things you used to do wrong. Folks, you don’t have to be very smart to figure this out, which brings us to politicians.

Oh, Canada

You’ve heard that a man disguised as a police officer went on a 12-hour shooting rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia last Sunday, killing at least 22 people, in the deadliest such attack in the country’s history. Many were apparently killed in their own homes during “stay home” mandates due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Don’t forget that it is illegal for subjects to possess an unregistered handgun or any kind of “rapid-fire” weapon in Canada. Further, the perpetrator was reported to have been banned from any weapon possession for nearly 20 years due to a previous assault conviction. An RCMP representative declined to say whether the guns used were classified as prohibited, restricted or non-restricted, and said it’s “inappropriate” to reveal whether the killer had a firearms license. The country also requires licensing, training, a personal risk assessment, two references, spousal notification and criminal record checks to purchase a weapon. There are also magazine capacity limits and strict storage and transportation requirements. These laws presumably disarmed the victims, but not the perpetrator. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday that his government would move ahead on more gun-control legislation.

Rev. Franklin Graham weighs in.

Virus

I wonder if all those folks making hand sanitizer realize it’s not that different from napalm. And I wonder if there’s a law…

highest gun sales, no mass shootings

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety announced that all valid driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, intermediate licenses, firearm permits, security guard permits and ID cards expiring between March 14 and June 30, 2020, will instead expire Aug. 3, 2020.

Ducks Unlimited is allowing supporters the opportunity to bid on exclusive merchandise, collectible firearms and excursions online.

Worrisome ATF phone calls to small FFLs.

We have a report from New York City that crooks wearing surgical masks have been robbing folks.

The 2020 National Matches at Camp Perry have been canceled according to an alert from the Civilian Marksmanship Program.

How to run a gun club/range these days.

Just in case you thought they weren’t coming for your guns, we note that New Mexico’s authoritarian Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham has sent the State Police to enforce her decree and close down the Calibers gun shops in Albuquerque as part of her Chinese coronavirus emergency order. Grisham says she supports the right to keep and bear arms. She’s clearly a liar and a threat to liberty.

Election

Did you know? Osama bin Laden wanted Joe Biden to be president, saying that “[President] Obama is the head of infidelity and killing him automatically will make [Vice President] Biden take over the presidency. . . . Biden is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis.”

Biden’s gun control plan has been revealed. In a nutshell, it’s “ban them all and shut down gun companies.”

Meanwhile, anti-gunners are desperate to find ways to help Biden win the election so he can name potential Supreme Court replacements for liberal justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg, age 87, and Stephen Breyer, 81.

Study

56% of Liberal Women Under Age 30 Have Been Diagnosed as Mentally Ill

And they can vote.

Study: 56% of Liberal Women Under Age 30 Have Been Diagnosed as Mentally Ill


Scary security story


Attacks on US disarmed forces: lessons


Bill Clinton blamed for 9/11


NRA troubles

Maybe Wayne should sell a suit.

Fellow blogger Stephen Wenger reports that regarding the failure of the NRA to re-charter its entities outside the hostile jurisdictions of New York and DC, one of his mailing list members who describes himself as a corporate attorney adds:

“I was on the NRA Board from 1991 to 2000. I repeatedly urged the organizations to ‘reincorporate’ in a friendly state with a modern nonprofit corporation law. I was rebuffed at every level. There was never an explanation given.”


A Primer On Buying Used Handguns


Revolver speedloaders

Another pretty good comparison. FWIW, I have found that the BLACK polymer speed strip type loaders, regardless of brand, don’t last long at all. They deteriorate and literally crumble to pieces, even when unused and stored in the original packaging. The ORANGE versions, such as those by Tuff Products, work FAR, FAR better.

I hear a lot of younger folks don’t even own a revolver and many are completely unfamiliar with them. I suggest that revolvers still have the edge for some defensive scenarios, such as pocket carry in harsh, dirty environments. If you’ve ever dug ditches, run a chainsaw, cut brush, or bushhogged all day while armed, you probably know what I mean.

Products

Black Hills’ new 77 gr. MK 262 MOD 1-C, 5.56×45 military ammo. They also have a new 62 gr. Dual Performance fragmenting copper bullet load in 5.56 and a new 127 gr. .357 Mag. HoneyBadger load.

Plano has added their Rustrictor technology, perfected in their tackle boxes, to their All-Weather 2 Rifle case.

Nighthawk Custom’s new Tactical Ready Series (TRS) of 9×19 double stack 1911s includes the Commander and Comp; both use 17 round magazines and feature a monolithic slide, a lightweight aluminum Nighthawk Custom flat trigger, dimpled cocking serrations and a match grade barrel. The 37 oz. Commander has an overall length of 7.76″, a tritium front sight and an ultra hi-cut front strap, and retails for $4000. The 40 oz. TRS Comp includes a solid gold bead front sight, a 5″ barrel and an integrated compensator, and sells for $4600.

The new Hogue/Ritter RSK Mk1-G2 looks like a very nice EDC knife.

Grabagun.com has the FN 509 Tactical pistol in two-tone OD green/FDE for just $832. You won’t be sorry. FN is also offering a free TLR-7 gun light with purchase.

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