Senior Judge Robert Payne of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled the federal law prohibiting handgun sales to adults under 21 years old unconstitutional in May, and this week granted class action to the suit and issued an injunction blocking the ban nationwide. However, Judge Payne also issued a stay on his ruling that allows the Department of Justice to continue enforcing the ban while it appeals the decision to the Fourth Circuit.
Also this week, a panel of judges on the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied an emergency request filed by Colorado Governor Jared Polis (D) to stay the ruling blocking that state’s new law banning all gun sales to adults under the age of 21.
Safariland lost a $7.5 million lawsuit for failing to adequately warn that its breaching rounds for shotguns might just be deadly. The real question is why is a SWAT officer shooting another SWAT officer during a training exercise? It’s a real gun. It’s deadly.
Just because gun laws are old doesn’t mean they are good. Well, duh.
A good start. Washington, D.C. will pay $5.1 million as part of a class-action settlement with gun owners who were arrested under laws that have since been found to violate the Second Amendment. That’s a cost of electing fascists.
You may have heard about the Montana man who was arrested by the ATF for possessing a gun in a federal “school zone,” when he was apparently on his own property. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm within a thousand feet of a school, but we note that one of the exceptions in the Gun Free School Zones Act – 18 USC § 922(q)(2)(B) is: “(B) Subparagraph (A) does not apply to the possession of a firearm – (i) on private property not part of school grounds.”)
Gun Owners of America has filed a federal lawsuit against the ATF challenging the agency‘s rigid “zero tolerance” inspection guidelines and license revocations for minor paperwork errors by FFLs.
About the Incorporation Doctrine. Interesting.
- ATF is still breaking laws every chance they get.
- ATF sends out new letters trying to seize forced reset triggers.
- Federal Judge Rips ATF for ‘Heavy-Handed,’ Zero Tolerance License Revocations
- And let’s not forget the lamestream media. Old news, really.
- “Entertainer” John Mellencamp.
- Harvard. Yale. Stanford. Columbia. These are NOT legitimate law schools.
- Liberal, female and minority: America’s new gun owners aren’t who you’d think. (But how do they vote?)
The Only Ones
An unidentified Aurora, CO, police officer fatally shot an armed man who was trying to stop another man from taking his backpack at a bus stop. So far no evidence that the victim ever threatened anyone else. We note that the chief there is extremely anti-gun Art Acevedo, formerly of Houston, TX and Miami, FL; a serial loser.
The real lesson here is to be sure of what’s going on. Clearly these cops didn’t know. Usually the victim knows, which is why they’re statistically far less likely to misidentify and shoot the wrong person than the cops are. But if you come up on a situation, remember you don’t know what’s going on. That biker dude beating up on the little lady might just be an undercover narc who the armed 3-time female murderer was trying to kill.
The Yolo County, CA, Sheriff’s Office has been sued by an attorney who says deputies stole his guns. FWIW, the Yolo County Sheriff’s Office also does “anonymous” gun “buybacks.”
Cleveland County, Oklahoma Sheriff’s Deputy Vaughn Cannon, 41, has been arrested on murder charges after he allegedly fatally shot his wife – also a deputy – during an argument this week.
Also from Oklahoma, Lt. Jennifer Haddock, 40, of the Edmond Police Department was arrested in connection with the shooting death of her 36-year-old brother while off duty in early August.
The devil’s in the details…
We have a report – unconfirmed – that while the ban on gun possession in federal facilities appears to be well understood and recognized by those carrying under the federal Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA), the exemptions which allow individuals with a state issued permit to carry concealed firearms in federal park lands and through Gun Free School Zones (GFSZ) are not. The exemptions for these areas (36 C.F.R. §§ 2.4(e) & (h), 18 U.S.C. § 922(q)) allow for individuals carrying concealed in accordance with the laws of the STATE in which the federal park or GFSZ is located to carry concealed in them; however, an individual carrying under LEOSA is carrying under FEDERAL law and not in accordance with the laws of the state they are in. What this means is that a LEO is NOT exempted from the ban on carrying a concealed firearm in these areas UNLESS he is on official LEO duty or posses a valid and qualifying state issued concealed carry permit.
Two New York burglars have been charged with several felonies after a botched home invasion on in the Town of Maine, NY, last week in which the homeowner exchanged shots with the crooks, injuring one of them. The pair was charged with attempted murder in the second degree, criminal liability for the conduct of another, a class B felony, attempted burglary in the first degree, a class B felony, and criminal use of a firearm in the first degree, a class B felony.
The Armed Citizen
Not a DGU
- When seconds count, salvation lies in a distant parking lot
- Meanwhile the usual gun-banning groups want to make guns in this “gun-free” zone more illegaler.
Can’t Make It Up Department
Meanwhile in New York, the NYPD’s 2022 Crime and Enforcement Activity Report Shows: Non-Whites Committed 97.1% of the Homicides and 98.9% of Non-Fatal Shootings… NYC Is 32% White. We suspect a legitimate investigation might reveal more to this story.
Tactics & Stuff
MS Record Gator
A new state-record alligator was harvested from the Yazoo River in Mississippi after a 6-1/2 hour tussle last weekend. The gator measured 14 feet, 3 inches long, with a belly girth of 66 inches and a tail girth of 46.5 inches. 802.5 lbs.
Why are ammo prices so high? Electric car batteries.
- Can’t find your favorite Hodgdon powder? You can now buy it direct.
- Free shipping for orders over $300 this weekend only 8/31- 9/4.
The new Wrapid Loader From KazTac is a jointed, springy metallic speed strip type revolver loader with a big pull ring on one end. The loader is kept straight in a flat belt pouch. When removed from the pouch and unrestrained, the loader then curls up into a cylinder shape that matches the revolver cylinder for loading. Drop it in like a round speedloader and pull the ring and you’re done. The only problem is they cost $50, including the pouch.
What I’m Reading
“Always take people at their word when they say what they want to disarm you. They want to kill you. They want to do bad things to you. So when you see before the United States Supreme Court in the United States v Rahimi case, statements that say we have no right to keep in bear arms, we have no right to possess firearms, we have no right to carry firearms, we have no right to use firearms to protect ourselves, you must take these words at face value. You must take them as truth that this is what the other side truly believes. We don’t have a right to self-defense we don’t have a right to guns. We have to be disarmed. Take them at their word.” – Mark W. Smith