Not really a win, since the gun registration scheme is an unconscionable infringement on people’s rights in the first place.
The Second Amendment Foundation, joined by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs, Inc., the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, the Coalition of New Jersey Firearms Owners, the Firearms Policy Coalition, Bob’s Little Sport Shop, Inc., and three private citizens, has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of New Jersey’s restrictive gun laws, alleging in a 28-page complaint that the “laws…unconstitutionally restrict the acquisition of firearms.”01-Complaint
In the case Young v. Hawaii, an 11-judge en banc panel of the much-reversed rogue 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals erroneously and stupidly ruled in a treasonous decision this week that “the Second Amendment does not guarantee an unfettered, general right to openly carry arms in public for individual self-defense. Accordingly, Hawaii’s “firearms-carry scheme is lawful.” Judge Jay Bybee, writing for the court, said a review of more than 700 years of American and English law showed that government has long had the power to regulate arms in public places.
Such a review only shows that government has long violated peoples’ rights to peaceably carry arms in public places. Hawaii has a ban on open carry without a government permission slip, which cannot be obtained without convincing the anti-gun government bureaucrats that one has a “good reason” for exercising his constitutional rights. Frankly, I would say the existence of this decision alone is good reason to exercise your rights. The 9th Circuit has long ignored plain readings of the Constitution, and did so again this time.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that bump stocks are not machine guns, contrary to the government’s position, saying “After finding that the ATF’s interpretation was entitled to Chevron deference, the district court held that the Final Rule’s classification of bumpstocks as machine guns was ‘a permissible interpretation’ of § 5845(b). Accordingly, the court concluded that Plaintiffs-Appellants were unlikely to succeed on the merits and denied the preliminary injunction. Because an agency’s interpretation of a criminal statute is not entitled to Chevron deference and because the ATF’s Final Rule is not the best interpretation of § 5845(b), we REVERSE the district court’s judgment and REMAND for proceedings consistent with this opinion.”
Congress could change the law to include bump stocks as machine guns, but ATF cannot just make a rule that says this. This was not a Second Amendment decision.
S.525 – A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, to improve the Firearms Owners Protection Act
South Carolina state Sen. Tom Corbin’s proposal would automatically expand state militia membership to everyone who is over 17 and could own a gun, in an effort to make sure no federal law can ever seize guns. Funny, the U.S. Militia Act of 1792 (10 U.S. Code § 246) already states that “each and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia…” But that hasn’t seemed to stop them from trying to ban guns from those same people.
About those background check bills
If I understand Biden and the gun control cabal correctly, if only there was a ban on high capacity magazines and guns with cosmetics they don’t like as well as a background check on every gun transfer then (they say) we would not have another mass murder.
Refuse them permission to enter until they show you the search warrant.
- The Bipartisan ATF Accountability Act of 2021 (action item)
Representatives from the ATF are meeting with firearms industry leaders this week, to discuss the federal definition of what constitutes a firearm. Under the Gun Control Act of 1968, a firearm is defined as “(A) any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive; (B) the frame or receiver of any such weapon; (C) any firearm muffler or firearm silencer; or (D) any destructive device.” Speculation is that the Biden administration may be getting ready to make a move targeting unfinished (80%) frames and receivers, and we have concerns that the gun making industry may not object too much to outlawing folks making their own guns instead of buying them from the industry.
More on banking enemies:
- Part 1 (re-posted).
- Part 2. (I disagree with the assertion that Chase Bank is “gun friendly,” and even the first article in this series calls them out for being anti-gun.)
- Part 3.
A Biden felony
Politico reports that Hunter Biden apparently committed a felony offense by lying on the federal 4473 gun purchase form in 2018. Hunter, well known as a drug addict, answered “no” in response to the question “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” But in spite of the felony Hunter passed the background check and got his gun. Politico also reported that two Secret Service agents visited the gun shop where Hunter bought the gun and asked the store owner to turn over the Firearms Transaction Record Hunter filled out in order to purchase the gun, allegedly to hide Hunter’s ownership of the gun. The SS was not assigned to protect anyone in the Biden family at the time. Hunter also reportedly possessed the gun right in front of a school. It is a federal felony to bring a firearm within one thousand feet of a school. Joe Biden wrote that law.
Daddy Joe’s response: Let’s have more background checks for guns, and let’s blame the gun makers for the actions of felons.
Dept. of Idiocy & scapegoats
Early, unconfirmed, reports from witnesses of the mass killing rampage at a Boulder, Colorado supermarket reported seeing the suspect with an “AR-style” rifle. Since a judge threw out the city of Boulder’s “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazine bans as violations of Colorado’s preemption law just a few days prior, gun control advocates are saying that lack of a gun ban is to blame for the massacre — as if someone who would kill 10 people would somehow obey a gun ban. Besides, the Boulder gun ban wouldn’t have applied to the killer in his hometown. Here’s a novel idea — let’s ban murder. That will fix it.
Oh, by the way, that supermarket is reportedly a gun-free zone. So there WAS a gun ban.
Colorado already has background checks for ALL gun sales, as well as most of the gun control schemes pushed by the left. Didn’t work.
Right on cue with major anti-gun legislation pending in a leftist Congress, we have the Boulder and Atlanta massacres. We have pointed out this “phenomenon” before, where just in time to influence congressional and public opinion, there always seems to be a sensational massacre. We have also pointed out that these may not be coincidental, but that perhaps the perpetrators are goaded into their acts at just the “right” time. Remember, once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action. This is WAY past three times. Also, these tragedies never seem to happen shortly AFTER major gun legislation is dealt with.
You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before.” — Rahm Emanuel
Biden buying senate vote
UK not so sharp
After the United Kingdom outlawed the possession of knives with blades over 1.5 inches in length, offenses “involving knives or sharp instruments” in England and Wales rose to 46,265 in 2020, a number 51% higher than in 2011. London reported a twenty-eight percent (28%) increase in knife killings.
The Only Ones
A Harrisonburg [VA] police officer was shot in a friendly fire incident as officers tried to deal with an escaped cow in the city last weekend when an unidentified officer fired at the animal, which had escaped a livestock auction site, and struck another officer. The cow was euthanized and the injured officer taken to the hospital. Glad they didn’t mix that part up.
Newly-hired Richland County [SC] Deputy Chief Steffany Snowden was attempting to draw her firearm from her holster at the range when she accidentally shot herself in the foot.
Veteran New York City police officer David Afanador, 39, has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon and prohibited use of a weapon, and illegal possession of alcohol, after he fired a pistol into the Atlantic Ocean while off duty and on suspension. Afanador was charged last year with putting a man in a banned chokehold while responding to a call. The NYPD suspended him without pay after that arrest and then placed him on restricted assignment. He was not authorized to carry firearms, police said. Afanador has again been suspended without pay. Well we know that works, right?
Street smarts: muggers
Concealed carry in scrubs
Excellent info. 3 parts. 1/2 hour total. Well worth it.
USSOCOM has a new Chief of Diversity & Inclusion, Mr. Richard Torres-Estrada, who has never served in the military and is a career HR weenie. This is not going to go well.
We have an unconfirmed report that THREE unidentified ammo makers are planning to build new primer manufacturing facilities.
Winchester Ammo has announced the following price increases, effective May 1:
- Shotshells + 5-12%
- .22 Magnum Rimfire ammunition + 5-15%
- Hunting Rifle ammunition + 5-15%
- All Centerfire Pistol ammunition +8%
- Components +10%
- Primers +25% (Due to our current backorder situation, until further notice, Winchester is not accepting new orders on primers)
How to Make your own Caps and Primers in 2021 (NOT recommended – JP)
Rumor confirmed! Colt has reintroduced the Anaconda revolver in .44 Magnum, with 6- and 8-inch barrel lengths. The original Anaconda was produced from 1990-2003 in .44 Magnum and .45 Colt. The new version has been fully re-designed with an oversized Python action with a beefed-up frame for added strength and the famous leaf-spring action. The grips interchange with the Python. The frame is drilled and tapped for optic mounts. Now if they will get to work on the .45 Colt version. You perhaps may want to wait a year for any bugs to be worked out. $1500 and probably worth every penny.
5.11’s new Women’s Collection
The Girsan Regard pistols emulate the Beretta 92. For cheap.
The Do-All Clay Cannon is the first ever handheld clay pigeon launcher that will throw a mix of clay pigeons at one time in almost any direction you aim. It can handle multiple clays stacked/nested. $80 shipped.
“If a bad guy shoots a cop, it’s the gun’s problem; if a cop shoots a bad guy, it’s the cop’s fault.” — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA)
“If you’re operating in dark, dank jungle and you feel something crawling on your hand, do NOT raise that hand to your face to get a better look at it. Some hand-crawling critters not only bite, they jump and bite — like, on your nose.” — John Connor
“Don’t let people who surround themselves with barbed wire and armed soldiers [on your dime – JP] tell you that you can’t own any kind of firearm you choose in order to protect yourself, your home, and your family.” — unknown