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Litigation, ATF, NRA, Tactics

Litigation

The Second Amendment Foundation, joined by the Firearms Policy Coalition, Inc. and two Baptist church ministers, filed a new suit in federal court challenging the new concealed carry statute in New York State that among other things prohibits concealed carry in churches. The case is Hardaway v. Bruen.

Also in New York, officials are advising crime victims not to call police.

A Tennessee Appeals Court panel struck down a gun ban by a public housing authority in the community of Columbia on the grounds it violates the Second Amendment. The ruling cited recent Supreme Court language in the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, with Judge Frank G. Clement, Jr., writing, “(I)n light of the Supreme Court’s most recent decision in Bruen and keeping in mind the presumptively unconstitutional status of Columbia Housing’s policy based on the Supreme Court’s decision in Heller, we conclude that a total ban on the ability of law-abiding residents—like Mr. Braden—to possess a handgun within their public housing unit for the purpose of self-defense is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.”

To me, the biggest nugget here is that the court – correctly – found the anti-gun policy to be PRESUMPTIVELY unconstitutional. ‘Bout time.

Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia has ruled in U.S. v Price, that the federal requirement that your guns have serial numbers is unconstitutional. Well, duh. The decision upheld the constitutionality of the convicted felon firearm disability but observed that the burden of proof that a law was constitutional falls on the government. Was the prohibited conduct prohibited in 1791? The judge observed that firearms were not serialized in 1791 nor was there any requirement for this, nor any law prohibiting possession of an unserialized weapon, or prohibiting obliteration of a serial number. The serial number requirement didn’t come along until a little later. 1968.

Mass shootings in gun free zones

Legislation

The Range Access Act proposed in Congress would mandate that each National Forest and BLM district have at least one public recreational shooting range.

ATF

NRA

Enemies

  • One day after last Thursday’s deadly mass shooting in Raleigh, N.C., President Biden renewed his call for an assault weapons (sic) ban, supposedly to prevent those crimes. But that massacre was carried out with a typical long-barreled shotgun – you know, the kind Joe “Shotgun” Biden himself owns (but he’s unsure of how many he owns) and recommends – not an “assault weapon.” The lamestream media was also complicit in sensationalizing his lies.

“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun. If there’s ever a problem… put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house… You don’t need an AR-15. It’s harder to aim, it’s harder to use, and in fact you don’t need 30 rounds to protect yourself.” – Joe Biden

  • Catholic archdiocese suspends pro-gun Mexican priest
  • Fox News notes that U.S. Rep. Cori Bush (D-MO) has spent $490,000 on private security during the current election cycle while pushing to defund the police and disarm Americans.

Fools

On September 14, four masked teenagers armed with guns arrived at Garret Morgan High School in Cleveland, Ohio and despite 911 dispatcher and school security advising against it “two assistant principals from leadership let the males into the building” to protect them from police arriving on the scene.

  1. Those principals should be locked up along with their protégés.
  2. One could probably make a valid case for having shot the principals to prevent them for letting the other armed perps in.

The Only Ones

Cop killing

The FBI’s Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 2022 “Law Enforcement Officer Deaths” report notes that the 49 law enforcement officers feloniously killed in the first nine months of 2022 represent a 9.3% decrease compared to the 54 officers killed during the same period in 2021, but that the 10 ambush attacks so far in 2022 are a 100% increase compared to the 5 ambush attacks in the same time period in 2021.

Be careful out there.

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Tactics

“I advocate students replace the double tap with a plan to shoot every round you brought, one round at a time until you get target compliance.” – Clint Smith

(Perhaps adjusting point of aim as needed to find a compliant location. – JP)

Non-GFZs

FBI data: In non-“gun-free” zones where good guys aren’t prohibited from carrying lawfully, the number of mass murders interrupted by armed citizens is over 50%.

Old ammo…

Goes bang.

Products

Free bazooka with firearm purchase sign

Quotes

After Fidel Castro overthrew the Batista government, “Cubans were encouraged to register weapons and later authorities used a list to go door-to-door encouraging people to turn over the firearms.” Then after the people turned in their guns, the only ones left armed were Castro’s henchmen. “Lesson? Do not let them go.” – Cuban refugee

“Many years ago, a long-term list member told me that he’d switched from a 1911 pistol to a double-action revolver for his under-pillow gun after awakening one night and realizing that ‘the pistol had fired after the thumb safety worked its way off.’ I pointed out to him that, since the 1911 pistol has a grip safety, he would have had to reach under the pillow in his sleep to fire the gun himself, something that he could do just as easily with a DA revolver.” – Stephen Wenger

Cleaning guns pic

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