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Litigation, enemies, tactics, free certifications


right to carry

A three-judge panel on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a preliminary injunction against Joe Biden’s administrative pistol brace ban in the FPC-supported case Mock v. Garland, but the scope of the order appears to be limited to the named plaintiffs in the case, and of course only in the Fifth Circuit.  The ban was scheduled to take effect June 1.  The injunction will protect the status quo until the appeals court can hear the case that has been granted expedited status.  By granting the injunction, the Court seems to indicate that they believe that the Plaintiffs are likely to succeed on the merits of the case because that is one of the hurdles that must be overcome to receive an injunction from the Court.  But if a nationwide injunction isn’t issued, the new rule will go into effect on June 1, 2023, and the window to register a braced pistol with a stabilizing device attached for a tax stamp with a forbearance on the $200 fee will be closed.

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has sent the case Lafferty v. Amundson back to the trial court for re-decision in light of the Supreme Court’s Bruen decision. This case is about regulations infringing on the Second Amendment rights of foster parents. We see no foster families exception in the Bill of Rights.

More Bruen follow-up.

The NSSF has filed a challenge to California’s unconstitutional firearm industry liability law, AB 1594, that was passed last year and signed into law by Gov. Gavin Newsom. NSSF v. Bonta was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, and will seek a preliminary injunction to halt enforcement as the challenge progresses through the courts.

Hat Day. – Since I’ve retired I can now wear ball caps pretty much everywhere I go. I should get some additional tasteful ones that are banned in “schools.”

The People’s felonies.

gun control


Giffords Courage to Fight Gun Violence and March for Our Lives, gun ban groups headed by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords and billionaire Michael Bloomberg, respectively, are canvassing law school campuses to convince law students to sign a pledge that they won’t represent the firearm industry or firearm owners when it comes to protecting and preserving Second Amendment rights.  The gun ban groups’ pledge includes verifiably false claims to convince the aspiring lawyers that the firearm industry is responsible for violent crime in America.

FBI: Following Biden's Insructions

The FBI. Really.

USFWS – Matt Strickler, the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, recently testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries and essentially said, “We don’t need scientific studies before banning lead ammunition and fishing tackle. Trust us,” and literally said, “We do not intend to propose any hunting or fishing that would increase the use of lead on Service lands and waters.”

Chicken Littles: Rebekah Faris, Lauren Zack, and Ashley Singleton, of Huntsville, AL. Bless their hearts.

Musician Dave Matthews proposed more gun control in a USA Today interview published last week, but at the same time claimed “no one is coming for your guns.” Pick one, Dave.

During last Friday’s airing of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) falsely claimed an AR-15 rifle is an “automatic weapon.” She knows she’s lying, MSNBC knows she’s lying, and we know she’s lying. Perhaps her constituents are ignorant enough to not know.

A special assistant to shotgun-wielding U.S. Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) was caught on tape saying he believes his boss would probably “be OK with overturning the Second Amendment” and “would prefer nobody have guns at all.”

Poop Francis is still a hypocrite.

5 Things The Left Does Not Want You To Know About The 2nd Amendment

The Disarmed Forces. Shooting Straight With Pete Hegseth


“My son [Beau] was a major in the US Army.  We lost him in Iraq.” – President Joe Biden, during an informal visit with troops at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni on Thursday of last week.

However, Beau Biden died of brain cancer in 2015 at Walter Reed military hospital in Bethesda, Maryland.

Baldwin can’t get enough:

Rusty homicidal actor Alec Baldwin is being cast in “Kent State,” a dramatization of the 1970 killing of four students by the National Guard protesting the Vietnam War on the Ohio college campus.  In the film, written and to be directed by Karen Slade, Baldwin is to play Robert I. White, Kent State’s then president.

The (Not So) Hidden Truth About Gun Control:

“Some of the strongest and most consistent practitioners of armed defense are the people who espouse gun-control for the rest of us.”

NRA continues to implode

The NRA-ILA’s new executive director Randy Kozuch, a Wayne LaPierre acolyte, has written or just signed a piece decrying various jurisdictions’ abuse of late SCOTUS Justice Antonin Scalia’s farcical “sensitive places exception” to the Second Amendment. In other words, the NRA says the Constitution’s civil rights DON’T apply in these fictitious places. For the record, the NRA was also on board to support new laws banning guns for peaceable citizens on more than one previous occasion.




Crime rates vs. gun ownership

Dr. John Lott says put up or shut up. $1000 bet. Apparently the gun-banning academics he’s challenged agree with him.


CCRKBA: A new NPR-PBS NewsHour-Marist poll released Wednesday shows an “alarming disregard by Democrats for the Second Amendment.” Well, duh.


Safety in numbers

The Only Ones

An unknown number of unidentified agents from the Ajo Border Patrol Station in Southern Arizona were involved in a fatal shooting on the Tohono O’odham Nation reservation near Ajo last Thursday night when Nation member Raymond Mattia was apparently fatally shot by the officers he called because there were multiple migrants who had trespassed into his yard, and he wanted assistance getting them out of his property. There are witnesses and the FBI and Nation Police are investigating.

A large prep school in Danvers, Massachusetts received a scare this week when an unidentified local police officer among the many multi-agency responders to a false “man with a gun” call accidentally fired his own weapon while searching a men’s room on campus.

Detroit police officers Brianna Cabano, 29, and Dayna Sears, 21, are facing felony charges of second-degree home invasion, malicious destruction of property, and larceny in a building.  The unnamed victim was also identified as a Detroit police officer.  The two accused officers are currently suspended with pay.

Former Broward County, FL sheriff’s deputy Scot Peterson, 60, is charged with seven counts of child neglect and three counts of culpable negligence for the 10 people the killer at the Feb. 14, 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre shot on the third floor, six of them fatally.  The perpetrator fired about 75 shots after Peterson arrived at the building, took cover outside, and did not go in.  Peterson is not charged in connection with the 11 killed and 13 wounded on the first floor before he got there.  Jury selection for the trial starts next week.


Don’t be stupid.

Epic failure

A father is dead and his two teenaged children were injured when a grenade detonated in their Indiana home last weekend while the family was looking through a grandfather’s belongings when they found a hand grenade.  Initial reports say that “someone” pulled its pin.


New Mississippi WMA hunting

Calling Panther Lake Wildlife Management Area in Copiah County near Crystal Springs will open next season with permitted turkey hunts, permitted archery hunts and February shotgun-only squirrel hunting.


The National Instant background Check System (NICS), run by the FBI, shows April of 2023, with 1.34 million, was the third highest number of gun sales for April on record, a slight increase from April of 2022.


Tactics & stuff.

“In studies, men overestimate their abilities and performance, and women underestimate both. Their performances do not differ in quality.”

  • Snake loads. One caveat: If you use the Speer shot capsules, load data is on the box. Don’t try to invent your own powder charge weight.

Industry News


  • John Michael Plaxco, the well-known professional marksman and competitor with numerous national and world titles, passed away on May 17, 2023, less than a month before his 70th birthday. He was the first (and perhaps still the only) competitive shooter to win the triple crown of National IPSC Champion, World Speed Shooting Champion, and the match known then as “Second Chance” and today as “The Pin Shoot.”


  • Ruger has introduced its LC Charger pistol chambered in 5.7x28mm. The 10.3″ threaded barreled pistol is based on the Ruger LC Carbine.
  • Springfield Armory’s 5.56mm SAINT Victor is now available with the Law Tactical Folder.
  • Beretta’s 92Xi brings the long-awaited, ambidextrous, frame-mounted safety to the standard 92 family of products, as well as an SAO variant and various ergonomic enhancements. 9mm, 18+1, 33 oz., $949.
  • Tactical Solutions’ premium XRT Trigger for Ruger 10/22 rifles is now available. But it costs $495, which is considerably more than the typical 10/22 rifle costs.
5.56 and 7.62


“To prohibit a citizen from wearing or carrying a war arm . . . is an unwarranted restriction upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of constitutional privilege.” [Wilson v. State, 33 Ark. 557, at 560, 34 Am. Rep. 52, at 54 (1878)]

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