Chances of me voting for Biden

GRPC THIS WEEKEND, Elections, Litigation, Legal Issues

GRPC reminder. FREE.

The 35th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2020) will be held online THIS WEEKEND, September 19 & 20th, 2020. FREE. Hosted by the Second Amendment Foundation and the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. The conference agenda includes 32 panel discussions including some very heavy hitters in the gun rights movement. Over 120 speakers. FREE books worth over $150 available through links to PDFs. FREE.

NRA Annual Meeting

The National Rifle Association is holding the 149th NRA Annual Meeting of Members Saturday October 24, 2020 at 9:00am in the Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel located at 7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, Arizona. Pre-registration is encouraged as seating will be limited due to public health restrictions. On site registration will be on a first come first served basis.

VOTING MEMBERS (5-year annual and above) should pre-register to ensure seating for voting. Register here.

MS CCW license update/correction

Effective OCTOBER 1, 2020, all Mississippi DPS Driver License Office services (including processing of new firearm permits) will be available every day of the week.

Elections

After two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies shot in an ambush attack last weekend, Democratic presidential candidate Shotgun Joe Biden used the attack to push his plan to ban so-called “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines across the country. “Weapons of war have no place in our communities. We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. – Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 14, 2020.” But the assailant in the attack used a handgun and only fired a few shots at the officer[s], and California has already banned so-called assault weapons and ammunition magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Biden’s call to ban those firearms wouldn’t have prevented this attack. He knows this. His intent is to ban YOUR guns.

  • Kamala Harris on the Second Amendment
  • A 2008 brief that she signed (1) argued that a total handgun ban was constitutional, and (2) strongly suggested that the Second Amendment doesn’t secure an individual right.

She wants to ban your guns and defund your police, but not hers.

Knife Rights has issued a statement on the presidential candidates.

Chances of me voting for Biden

Litigation

Federal Judge Says Pennsylvania Democrat Governor’s Lockdown Orders Are Unconstitutional

“Good intentions toward a laudable end are not alone enough to uphold governmental action against a constitutional challenge.”

The Second Amendment and People Who Had Been Involuntarily Committed 20 Years Ago

Judiciary

The U.S. Senate confirmed six of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to lifetime appointments over two days this week — four in California and two in Illinois. It is also expected to confirm two additional Illinois judges soon.

Politics and guns

Louisiana state rep. wins USPSA title

Litigation

Federal Judge Says Pennsylvania Democrat Governor’s Lockdown Orders Are Unconstitutional

“Good intentions toward a laudable end are not alone enough to uphold governmental action against a constitutional challenge.”

The Second Amendment and People Who Had Been Involuntarily Committed 20 Years Ago

Judiciary

The U.S. Senate confirmed six of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees to lifetime appointments over two days this week — four in California and two in Illinois. It is also expected to confirm two additional Illinois judges soon.

Politics and guns

Louisiana state rep. wins USPSA title

Enemies

“We must disarm these (Portland, OR) officers, and every other police department in America, of weapons of war, and enact a nationwide ban on tear gas, rubber and plastic bullets, and bean bag rounds.” — U.S. Sen. Edward John Markey (D-MA), 9/14/2020.

I think that’s supposed to be “Malarkey.”

ATF

NICS delays

We’ve been reporting on the record high gun sales all year. We also hear that the surge in sales is causing the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Checks System (NICS) to give a higher number of delays and, in many cases, allowing the sale to be completed because time for the check expires.

Reuters reported there was a 54% increase in the number of background checks that were delayed past three days in … March through July, compared to last year. More than 5% of the 5.86 million background checks conducted during those months this year were delayed past three business days.

A NICS delay of more than three days means the FFL can make the sale without further delay or approval, but doesn’t have to.

We have no reports that selling guns without completing a NICS check results in ANY increase in crime, violence, accidents or other gun misuse.

Excellent info

“The burglar you are likely to encounter in your home is a seasoned criminal. About 20% of the burglars had also been arrested for the more serious crimes of homicide or robbery. More than half of them are breaking into your home because they are drug addicts. Half will also be accompanied by at least one other person, either assisting them inside the house or serving as a lookout. Many will be armed with an improvised weapon.”

This is why “Castle Doctrine” laws posit the legal assumption that someone feloniously entering an occupied residence is there to seriously hurt or kill you, and defensive deadly force is assumed justified.

Q&A

Handloaded Ammunition for Self Defense

Note the links posted in the comments to Massad Ayoob’s info, which we have posted before.

Beating the “Rambo” Rap

Lessons

“It is important to remember when speaking with the police and 911 operators that the facts you give are limited to only those detailing the criminal acts of the other person.”

The Only Ones

An unidentified Otsego County, New York police deputy’s gun “accidentally” discharged in a Camden, NY, restaurant and injured two people last Saturday. State police said the off-duty deputy’s handgun went off while he was seated at a table. The bullet went through the bottom of his pants, ricocheted off the floor and struck a 38-year-old woman and a 10-year-old girl, causing relatively minor injuries to both.

Ammo Rotation

My general solution is to just keep my gun loaded and not always be “cycling a loaded round through your gun in loading or unloading.” If you’re doing that on a daily (or whatever) basis, not only are you beating up your ammo, you’re adding a exponential increase in the chance for an “accident.” Load, make ready, holster, and LEAVE THE DARN THING ALONE.

Car holsters

Tikka trivia: Did you know?

In 1918, Finnish firearms company Tikkakoski started to manufacture firearms components. Sixty-three years later, Tikkakoski and another Finnish firearms company, Sako, collaborated on a prototype rifle. Sako then purchased Tikkakoski from Nokia in 1983. The companies merged to create Oy Sako-Tikka Ab, which later became Sako. A world-class manufacturer of hunting, law enforcement and military rifles, Sako positioned the Tikka brand as a “budget” class of rifles. The Beretta Holdings Group purchased Sako in 2000.

Products

TFB Review: Wilson Combat ETM Heavy Duty 1911 Magazines

Schmid Tool 1005 Tactical 2-Stage Nickel Boron Plated AR-15 Trigger Assemblies, 2/2.5 lb., $70.

Lyman’s AR Reloading Handbook 2nd Edition provides the AR loader with comprehensive, pressure tested data for nearly all AR based calibers. $17.

Real Avid’s AR-15 Pivot Pin Tool. $10.

Writer Wayne Van Zwoll tells us about a new wildcat cartridge, the .375/9.3×62, which is a 9.3×62 case necked up from .366 to .375. It fits in a “.30-06” action and will give 2600 fps with 300-grain bullets. From a Remington Model 7600 pump rifle. Interesting. The only real reason for it is hunting heavy game in countries that require .375 as the minimum caliber. Five very fast shots from a .375 is impressive.

Sig Sauer’s P365 X-Change Kit includes an XRAY Night Sight-equipped XL-length slide assembly and barrel, an XL grip module, and two 12-round magazines, which allows you to convert your standard or SAS P365 to a P365XL. $500.

Quotes

“The Constitution is a written instrument. As such, its meaning does not alter. That which it meant when it was adopted, it means now.” – U.S. Supreme Court, South Carolina v. US, 199 U.S. 437, 448 (1905)

“When they say it was a ‘mostly peaceful protest’ it reminds me of that meme that says the surprise Japanese flyover at Pearl Harbor was ‘mostly peaceful.'” – Massad Ayoob

“They can do anything to you that you can’t stop them from doing.” – Michael Bane, about violent mobs

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