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Action item

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has introduced a bill in the House to repeal the massive gun control law that was enacted in June, 2022. Add your voice to the petition in support here. I suggest you edit it as you see fit. This bill has a low chance of passage in the House, but the petition at least serves as a reminder to Congress that the NRA isn’t the only 700 lb. gorilla in town.

2022 GRPC

The Second Amendment Foundation’s 37th Annual Gun Rights Policy Conference (GRPC 2022) will be held in person September 30th – October 2nd, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. Confirmed speakers will include Stephen Halbrook, John Lott, Mas Ayoob, AWR Hawkins, Tom Gresham, Mark Walters, and Stephen Gutowski. The conference and a ton of materials are free. You have to pay your travel, food, lodging etc.

Litigation

A three-judge panel of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled the Pennsylvania government violated the Takings clause, the Second Amendment, and the Fourteenth Amendment when they refused to return a non-evidentiary gun collection of the law-abiding parents of a man who was convicted of murder. The guns were apparently simply stolen from the couple by state troopers, who apparently have not been charged with any criminal offenses in the case. It actually sounds to me like it might have been an armed robbery perpetrated by the cops.

Bruen II

NYSRPA, et al. has filed another lawsuit (pdf link) against NY State Police Superintendent Bruen, et al., seeking a declaration that New York’s limitations of and burdens on the right to carry firearms as enacted in Senate Bill 51001 are unconstitutional under the First, Second, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York last week, Chief Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued an opinion and order denying GOA’s motion for a preliminary injunction against the State of New York’s “Concealed Carry Improvement Act (CCIA).” Although going into detail about how just about every aspect of the CCIA is unconstitutional, the judge concluded that none of the plaintiffs had standing to challenge any aspect of the law. FWIW, I’ve long thought the issue of “standing” in a federal constitutional case is pretty ludicrous. ALL citizens have standing. But I’m a rational person, not a lawyer.

The litigation arm of the Colorado-based National Association for Gun Rights (NAGR) filed five separate lawsuits in multiple federal district courts this week. The suits all challenge “assault weapon” bans and ammunition magazine capacity limits passed at both the state and local levels across the country. We understand that the NAGR is not known for winning a lot of cases.

The cases are (pdf links):

Judiciary

President “Shotgun” Joe Biden has nominated a current and longstanding NRA member to be a Federal District Judge in Pennsylvania. Because Biden is pro-gun and stuff. No word yet on whether Judge Murphy is a Fudd.

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F-Troop

Learn from history

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UPS truck on fire

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DGU

A Ukrainian senior citizen with a rifle shot down a Russian Su-34 jet and received a medal for it. Hey Shotgun Joe, are you watching? He is. That’s why he wants to take your guns. Maybe we need some Ukrainians running our circus.

Not DGUs

In Saskatchewan, Canada last weekend, a pair of brothers apparently stabbed over two dozen people – 10 fatally – in a spree that spanned 13 different locations, prompting authorities to issue a “civil emergency” warning local residents to “take precautions.” I know what my precautions are, but I don’t live in Canada. Canada has strict gun control. No word yet on Canadian knife control. One of the perps reportedly had a record of at least 59 prior convictions, many of them for violent offenses. Yet when granting his release, parole authorities said: “It is the Board’s opinion that you will not present an undue risk to society.” This same perpetrator had previously attacked and stabbed at least one of the same he victims killed in last weekend’s massacre.

What happens when evil is released upon the world.

You are on your own.

The Only Ones

A 25-year veteran sergeant who was also an armorer and firearms instructor with the Avon, CT, police department committed murder of his wife and suicide last week. The current presumption is that he used his issued service pistol.

Devin Williams Jr., a deputy with the Alameda County, CA, Sheriff’s Office, turned himself in after apparently using his issued service weapon to commit a double murder of a couple in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Former 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper Spc. Killian Ryan was arrested and kicked out of the Army after he said he enlisted to become more proficient at killing black people and made overt references to white supremacy.

Enemies

  • Alienating Gear. Which side are they on?
  • The first thing we do, is kill all the ivy league professors
  • Leftist celebritwit Kathy Griffin just tweeted, “If you don’t want a Civil War, vote for Democrats in November. If you do want Civil War, vote Republican.” Well, OK, Kathy, but what are you going to fight it with?

  • Has Ozzy left the States yet? Planes fly out every day.

Distinguished shooter

Pistol athlete Henry Leverett, 21, has reached an accomplishment only 538 others have earned before him – an International Distinguished Badge. Distinguished Badges are the highest individual awards authorized by the U.S. Government for excellence in marksmanship competition.

Animated cap pistol

Gun control failures

1911 Conditions of Carry

In addition to the author’s sentiments, I see no purpose whatsoever in Condition 3 (Hammer down on an empty chamber, with a loaded magazine.) Storage, yes, carry no. I makes more sense to have the hammer cocked, so that working the slide is easier. But I digress. The ONLY way to carry a 1911 pistol for defense is Condition 1 – fully loaded, mag topped off, cocked and locked, in a proper holster. Period. The ONLY way to carry any proper defensive pistol short of an original “old style” single action revolver is with the chamber loaded. I realize that a few neophytes will still disagree, but they shouldn’t be carrying a gun until they learn how to use it.

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Products

  • True Shot Gun Club has PMC X-TAC 5.56x45mm M855 Green Tip 62 grain FMJ ammo, 1000 Rounds, for $429.00 plus tax, FREE S&H with code “shipfree”. Note that this is 5.56×45 and not .223. 50 boxes of 20 rounds each, packed in a cardboard case. I can attest that this is the real deal and not a scam. The FedEx tracking leaves a lot to be desired.
  • Tactical thumper. Big Horn Armory’s Model 89 Black Thunder (Model 89BT)
  • Ruger’s SFAR (Small Frame Autoloading Rifle) is a 5.56-sized AR chambered in 7.62×51 NATO. 16″ or 20″ barrel. Around 7 lbs. $1229.
  • Old Western Scrounger has some WWII Enfield #4 MK1* .303 rifles imported from French caves by Navy Arms. Reproduction magazines. $1395. They have other cool stuff too.
  • New Zeiss LRP S3 first focal plane long range scopes.
  • The Frankford Arsenal Perfect Seat Hand Primer is adjustable. $90. Here’s a review.
  • Valley Tieless Fishing offers terminal tackle that you don’t have to tie on. Or at least the knot is really simple.

Quotes

“Why is it OK for some to have guns and others not? Why do we protect our banks, our stores and our celebrities with armed guards, but not our children? Are they not, truly, our greatest treasure? If we limit the average citizen from having a firearm, will that keep those who choose to ignore the law from accessing one as well?” – South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem

“There is very little in the way of luxury a man may buy for himself, unless he fancies yachts, foppish jewelry, a redundancy of automobiles, or a stable of lady friends. A battery of good weapons has a decided advantage over both women and yachts; the initial payment is less, they don’t need so much constant care, don’t fall out of fashion so fast, and have a definitely more dependable trade-in value. This I keep telling myself every time I succumb to another fancy piece of weaponry and hate myself in the morning. But the way I see it, a man can’t have too many guns.” – Robert Ruark, 1962

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Henry Blake
Henry Blake
9-Sep-2022 5:45 pm

Let us talk about carrying a 1911. Here we go. Are you ready?

I carry a 1911.
I have carried a 1911 for 18 years; the last number of years daily, every where that I go.
I carry that 1911 the way I choose to do so, because I have tried many ways and I feel most able to handle situations acceptably with my way.
I looked up “neophyte”. I am not a neophyte.
I have tested the safety of a 1911 with hammer cocked, safety on, and chamber loaded by pulling on the trigger. The weapon fired and the slide did not cycle. Obviously there was a problem with the weapon. Do you feel very sure that your weapon does not have an obscure problem? Unless you want to mic every piece of it you might not want to trust that it will not fire with the safety on, say with someone who is not supposed to be handling it, or when your are hand to hand combat with a bad person.
Has someone ever gotten hold of your weapon that should not have? Me, no, but it could happen. Every safe moment at that time is a gift of life.
Have you ever dropped your weapon?
Have you ever dropped your weapon?
I have dropped my weapon. It did not go off. That is because I will not allow that to happen.
Have you ever seen a news report of a weapon being dropped and firing? I have. 1911, I don’t know. Probably not, but that is why I don’t carry some other weapons.
I have tried carrying with chamber empty and hammer cocked. It does have its advantages and I may move to that method. One disadvantage is that if you do that and unintentionally have engaged the safety, you will have a very hard time cycling that slide. I have not decided yet.
Right now I carry with and empty chamber and hammer down. I did that yesterday and also today, as I do every day. I will continue to do so until I decide some other way fits my needs better.
If the situation calls for it, I will then chamber a round and move on.
No matter what happens, I will put an attacker on the ground.
Successful weapons use is not just application of some other person’s textbook approach.
It is a state of mind due to years of engagement.
I am Ok with other people’s methods, but they better not cause me or my loved ones harm. That would be a mistake.

HLB

Henry Blake
Henry Blake
9-Sep-2022 5:52 pm

I’ve long thought the issue of “standing” in a federal constitutional case is pretty ludicrous”.
I agree. Standing is one of those things that was meant to be useful, could be useful, but is generally used as a bully solution to being bothered by someone ridiculous enough to enter the judge’s personal courtroom.
I have had standing since the day I was born.

HLB

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