“We should have Constitutional Carry.”
No. We HAVE Constitutional Carry. We should do away with the unconstitutional laws that infringe on that, and do away with the politicians responsible.
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West has agreed to challenge NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre at the organization’s annual meeting later this month. Even without West’s challenge, there should be fireworks over LaPierre’s felonious mishandling of the Association and its funds. Former NRA Director Rocky Marshall commented “The management of the NRA will be replaced at the annual meeting in Houston or by the New York courts in the upcoming trial.” The election will be held Monday, May 30 following the Memorial Day weekend convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center May 27-29.
NRA museum report. Sad.
The Firearms Policy Center has issued a statement in opposition to President Biden’s nomination of Steve Dettlebach for the position of Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Department of Injustice
Never mind that pretty much all federal gun laws are unconstitutional.
A three-judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck down a California prohibition on sales of semiautomatic rifles to young adults in the 18-20-year-old range, remanding the case back to the district court for further proceedings in a win for the Second Amendment. The case is Jones v. Bonta.
Writing for the majority, Judge Nelson observed, “(T)he Second Amendment protects the right of young adults to keep and bear arms, which includes the right to purchase them. The district court reasoned otherwise and held that the laws did not burden Second Amendment rights at all: that was legal error…(T)he district court erred by applying intermediate scrutiny, rather than strict scrutiny, to the semiautomatic centerfire rifle ban. And even under intermediate scrutiny, this ban likely violates the Second Amendment because it fails the ‘reasonable fit’ test.”
I don’t recall seeing anything in the Constitution about “intermediate scrutiny” in civil rights cases.
Mississippi AG opinion
“The manner in which a firearm was obtained dictates the procedure of disposal. Forfeiture of a firearm is only allowed under Section 97-37-3 where there was a conviction that would require or allow forfeiture.” – entire opinion here (pdf)
This follows my general legal logic. (I’m not a lawyer.) Property found, confiscated, etc., by government agencies, isn’t theirs. They should treat it as though it belongs to the rightful owner until and unless a court of competent jurisdiction rules, case by case, otherwise. Property donated, purchased, etc., also is not actually the agency’s, but belongs to the public – the taxpayers – and must be used responsibly or competitively sold and the proceeds deposited in the public coffers. Simply being a gun doesn’t justify destruction of public property or private property held by a government agency.
Lead Ammo and Tackle
U.S. Senators encourage U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Martha Williams, not to restrict the use of lead ammo and tackle on public lands.
- The Low Ready position. Avoiding mistakenly shooting someone who has something other than a weapon in his hand. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department has had between five and fifteen cell phone driven shootings a year. The Los Angeles Police Department had 211 “perception-only” shootings between 2013 and 2017. About 10% of the Philadelphia Police Department’s shootings were “mistakes of fact.” Of course the primary lesson for the average citizen is to never have anything in your hand or have your hands hidden when you are the object of attention of an alarmed cop. Cop comes up, put your phone down just like you would put your gun down.
- Good advice for cops. If you are one, read it.
- An Amateur’s Guide to Carrying a Gun
- Gel test results for snubby .22s and .38s. This is why I generally carry a .44 Special snubby.
- Why I carry while mowing. On the other hand, had I been the husband in this case I’m pretty sure I would have twisted the guy’s head off like you do a chicken.
Should have been a DGU
- A 2-year-old boy who was attacked by a coyote on the porch of his Dallas home is recovering after surgery, and officials searching for the coyote said Thursday that three that were acting aggressively have been killed. Coyotes are one of the “shoot on sight” species.
“Shoot them furry devils.” – Sean Millette, at age ~4
We have word that country music superstar Naomi Judd’s suicide was by use of a firearm. The gun banners will be dancing in the blood in 3…2…1…
- U.S. LawShield’s free travel guide for gun owners.
The Only Ones
Six airmen have been indicted in federal court after being caught with 14,000 rounds of allegedly stolen ammunition, mostly from Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington. The accused are Staff Sgt. John I. Sanger, Staff Sgt. Eric Eagleton, Nathaniel Richards, Shawn Robson, Austin Limacher and Jonah Pierce. Eagleton told an investigator that he and other members of Fairchild’s 92nd Security Forces Squadron Combat Arms Training and Maintenance center regularly stole ammunition from the armory, adding that he stole up to 3,000 rounds of ammunition per day. The indictment also stated that some members of the group possessed other stolen military equipment.
An unidentified U.S. Army soldier died of injuries sustained in a bear attack Tuesday in Alaska, near Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. Apparently the Army is no longer part of the armed forces. Or perhaps they’re still issuing .22 rifles, which are not suitable for bear defense. One should always pack a suitable bear gun when in bear country.*
*ALL of Alaska is bear country.
An unidentified Toledo, OH, police officer was injured by a ricochet when another unidentified officer fired his pistol at a charging pit bull.
Federal excise taxes on firearms and ammunition have now exceeded $15 billion, contributed to the Wildlife Restoration Trust Fund since its inception in 1937 under the unconstitutional Pittman-Robertson (no relation) Act.
Ever need a little something to read? Try a dab of Dabbs.
Ole Miss alumna Alison Weisz.
- SIG steps up. Freedom Days event.
CZ-USA has recently learned of a potential safety issue with the CZ 600 bolt-action rifles. CZ-USA is voluntarily initiating a recall of these rifles to protect the safety of its customers because of the potential for a catastrophic failure if the barrel is not installed correctly.
Just so you know: All firearms purchased from Dury’s Gun Shop, Inc., NEW or USED, ARE COVERED BY A LIFETIME WARRANTY. We will repair or replace, at our discretion, any firearm purchased from Dury’s Gun Shop, Inc. for as long as it is owned by the purchaser. This warranty is not transferable.
Undertech Undercover has CCW wear. Mostly compression underlayers with holsters, mostly for women. But other varieties too.
X-Vision Optics has a new compact 1-4x Thermal Reflex Sight (TR1) with a 1,000-yard detection range and a 500-yard recognition range. Dimensions are 3″ x 3.17″ x 2.9″. $2000.