Want to pay a $200 NFA tax and registration for each semiauto firearm and for each full capacity magazine you already own? Let Shotgun Joe Biden get elected. See his website for details.
And while we’re talking about Biden, he refused again last week to say whether he would attempt to “pack” the Supreme Court if elected president, saying in an interview that voters “don’t deserve” to know his position on the issue.
Biden: The 56% Of Voters Who Think They’re Better Off Than Four Years Ago “Probably Shouldn’t” Vote For Me. Finally something on which we can agree.
We also have word that Joe Biden is now officially the subject of an active federal criminal investigation of his role in the Spygate scandal and his involvement in Ukraine. I haven’t seen that in the lamestream media.
For more on VP nominee Kamala Harris, go to 2anews.net, click on the search box and enter “Kamala.”
Meanwhile, President Trump said, “I will support such [national CCW reciprocity] legislation. If it comes across my desk I will sign it.”
MS election – how NOT to vote
Extremely liberal, anti-gun, bigoted U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) has issued the following endorsements. For what it’s worth. Being conservative, pro-civil rights, and fair, we tend to DISAGREE. Here they are:
- Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for President and Vice President
- Mike Espy for U.S. Senate
- Judge Latrice Westbrooks for Mississippi Supreme Court
- Judge Percy Lynchard for Mississippi Supreme Court
- Vote “Yes” on Ballot Measure 2 to change how statewide officials are elected
- Vote “Yes” on Ballot Measure 3 to approve the new Mississippi state flag.
- MS Supreme Court candidate Lynchard makes “Bennie’s ballot” in lead up to Election
Some “news” providers seem to think it’s significant that SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett owns a gun. Since most of the anti-gunners also seem to own guns (guns for me but not for you, they say), I hardly think that’s news. I assume that pretty much everyone owns a gun, including those who are anti-gun or who are prohibited.
Barrett says she thinks SCOTUS justices should apply the Constitution as it exists, not as they would prefer it to exist. What a novel concept. That would make a supreme court actually useful.
A Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire completed by Judge Barrett listed her dissent in a Second Amendment case, Kanter v. Barr (7th Cir. 2019) as, in her opinion, her most important ruling. That’s the one where she said that non-violent felons still have Second Amendment rights. (But she erred in stating therein that “The Second Amendment confers an individual right,” as it does no such thing. Confer means to give or bestow. The Constitution protects that right; it does not confer it. The Constitution confers powers to the government but it doesn’t give out any rights; only prohibitions of their deprivation by the government. – JP).18-1478
The donkeys in Congress and other liberal gun banners are worried about Judge Barrett, with Adam Winkler – a UCLA law professor who’s critical of an accurate reading of the Second Amendment – saying “her originalist approach to the Second Amendment could throw into question a lot of newer laws on the books…” Well, considering the invalidity of those laws, I should certainly hope so.
(Not one person in the provisional government or at the Second Continental Congress or any delegate at the Constitutional Convention at any state ratifying convention is on the record arguing against the idea of individual firearm ownership.)
Action item on veterans’ gun rights
Suppressors/Homemade Suppressors and the NFA
“Stamp collector” – someone with lots of NFA stuff.
Jackson, MS homicides
Exceeding the previous all-time yearly high, Jackson is reporting 100+ homicides so far this year and still rising every day with 2.5 months to go. In response, the Jackson City Council passed two unanimous resolutions this week, declaring a crisis of violent crime. Boy, I feel better now that they’re on top of this.
The Only Ones
Actual headline: “Drunken groin shooting and bar fight have nearly half a Wisconsin police force on leave.” Mauston, WI PD Sgt. Michael Sturek was charged with felony recklessly endangering safety and misdemeanor offenses of operating a firearm while intoxicated and endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon.
- 45-minute wait for police 911 response. Because “Police were not on duty on the weekend.”
- Austin – understaffing is causing 911 calls to go hours without a response.
- Annual record broken with 3 months left to go
National news headline
Meanwhile, we have a report that Remington is not currently making ammo at its Arkansas plant.
The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility which includes the Northwest Coalition for Responsible (sic) Investments, the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary U.S.-Ontario, and the Adrian Dominican Sisters and others are again trying to sink S&W.
“Here we go again” – U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) attacks Mississippi gun laws during Amy Coney Barrett confirmation.
Durbin also opined that “When that Second Amendment was written . . . we were talking about the likelihood that a person could purchase a muzzle-loading musket.” Translation: “When that Second Amendment was written . . . we were talking about the likelihood that a person could purchase the exact same weapon as used by the military.”
Anti-gun NBC strikes again. A shooting in Denver on Saturday afternoon at a “BLM-Antifa Soup Drive” has left a conservative demonstrator dead, whom police say was shot and killed by a security guard hired by NBC News affiliate 9NEWS.
Dept. of Idiocy
A new set photo from the forthcoming film “The Batman” appears to show that Robert Pattinson’s newest version of the Caped Crusader has something that might be a Bat-gun, triggering a bunch of snowflakes operating in their mothers’ basements.
The Right to Prompt Access to Guns in a Time of Unrest
Research paper which argues based on new evidence that James Madison, the key architect of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, understood the First Amendment and Second Amendment similarly as protecting the individual’s natural right to speak and the individual’s natural right to self-defense, respectively.SSRN-id3712472
Premium shotshell manufacturer Baschieri & Pellagri, established in Marano di Castenaso, Italy in 1885, has been bought by Fiocchi. Fiocchi was founded in 1876 in Lecco, Italy. Fiocchi will now have four manufacturing plants located on two continents: the historical manufacturing plant of Fiocchi in Lecco, the Baschieri & Pellagri operation in Marano di Castenaso, the state-of-the-art production facility in Ozark, Missouri and the recently acquired Little Rock, Arkansas facility.
Olin Corporation announced that its ammunition division, Olin Winchester, LLC, has assumed full management and operational control of the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, Missouri. The U.S. Army selected Winchester to operate and manage the Lake City Plant in September 2019. The contract has an initial term of seven years and may be extended by the U.S. Army for up to three additional years. Winchester is now the world’s largest small arms ammunition manufacturer and the largest provider of small caliber ammunition to the U.S. military.
ATF’s revised version of Form 4473 is mandatory beginning Nov. 1.
.38 Spl. 1-7/8″ barrel, 90 gr. JHP, 1300 fps. Really.
Specialty loads: Glaser Safety Slug
Sierra has a new line of varmint ammunition called Prairie Enemy, offering the following: 36-grain .204 Ruger, 50-grain .22-250 Rem., 69-grain .223 Rem., 55-grain .223 Rem., 69-grain .224 Valkyrie, 105-grain 6.5 Creedmoor, and 70-grain .243 Win. Loads feature nickel-plated brass cases, sealed primers and Sierra BlitzKing bullets.
“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” — Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836