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http://hotair.com/archives/2017/06/15/one-bad-night-launches-baltimore-ahead-chicago-murder-stats/

So the Mayor has put the Baltimore police on MANDATORY 12 hour shifts.  Other than burning out the police and getting even more of them to quit, what is that going to do?

SCOTUS has specifically stated, the job of the police is to protect society, not the individual.  So these 12 hour shifts will get the clean up crew there quicker?  Is that the goal?  Or just a way to make the Mayor look like the city is “doing something”, because after all, the busted budget is a taxpayer’s problem not theirs.

Now, on to an item that might actually go a long way to fix the problem, easy citizen carry of a concealed weapon.  Yes, I know.  The horror, only criminals and Baltimore police should be carrying guns (some overlap).

But if we compare Chicago and Houston.  Similar sized towns with three major differences.

Chicago is Democrat controlled, quite cold in the winter and has very few citizens allowed to carry guns

Houston is NOT democrat controlled, does not get quite cold in winter and has a HUGE populations of citizens who carry guns

Lets look at homicide rates:

Chicago:  in 2012 – 1806 murders   — or 38.4 per 100k in a population of 2.7 million

Houston: in 2012 – 207 murders     — or 9.6 per 100k in a population of 2.15 million

Lets guess which of those items leads to the difference.  Free hint, it’s not the weather.

Guess which of those two cities Baltimore is like?  No, you don’t get a second guess.

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June 15, 2017 · 21:38

my response to a traitor

 

It goes way deeper than this, but for some context.

https://www.thegunwriter.com/22432/when-trying-to-justify-why-she-turned-on-gun-owners-sen-flores-flubs-the-dates/

Senator Anitere Flores

404 Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100

Mrs. Flores,

I am a Florida resident temporarily residing in Tennessee.  Just so you know why if anyone bothers to look at the postal stamp.

I want to bring up a topic that may be painful for you, but it may shed some light on your future.  There is a historical reference that you may well want to examine although in truth, it is probably too late for you to not experience the same fate.

Many years ago, there was a political figure,  not happy with his lot in life.  Things were not progressing the way he wanted.  His initiatives were not given the due he felt they should and his base of power was seemingly endlessly eroded by a litany of lessor people who did not last but continuously thwarted him.  After much consternation and frustration, a powerful group of politicians met with him and offered to work with him.  They were made of sterner stuff than the people who always nipped at his heels.  They were indeed movers and shakers, they saw his worth and flatly stated he would be a cherished asset if he would ally with them.

After much consideration, he agreed to join them.  Finally, his true worth had been measured and understood.  Finally, he would be able to make grand changes and people would feel is strength and power.

That man, Benedict Arnold made his choices.  He burned bridges with many who had called him friend.  He did it to fulfill his own vain glorious needs.  In the end, his cause; vanity and the British retention of the Colonies failed.  He died broken, powerless, poor and castigated by society on both sides of the Atlantic.   If you can look yourself in the mirror, you may find the beginnings of the same lot.

Actions have consequences.  Being on the wrong side of moral righteousness is never a good thing and never prospers in the long term.  I should also remind you, those in the conservative and gun communities have long memories, especially for a Mrs. Benedict Arnold.

Sincerely(disgusted),

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my take on “stand your ground”

Because good material at an away game needs to come home, too.

There is really only one other option other than “stand your ground”.  I like to call that run and hide.  A recipe for well:

“Run and hide just passes the buck and perhaps the bullet to someone else. Also known as the coward’s gambit. I choose to stand. I may die because of my choice, but I will NOT die a coward and endanger others so that I may cower and grovel. Others may live because I stand. I also choose not to enter gun free zones or gun free states. This gives my choice of standing some true bite.”

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Japanese wisdom

I was doing some reading today. I came across a great saying. It is a translation from Japanese so it could probably be cleaned up a bit for flow in English.

“The sword that cuts down evil, is the sword that gives life.”

I think this certainly translates to the gun as well.

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Alan Gura – victory

Big DC win

In light of Heller, McDonald, and their progeny, there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny. Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.4 Furthermore, this injunction prohibits the District from completely banning the carrying of handguns in public for self-defense by otherwise qualified non-residents based solely on the fact that they are not residents of the District.

 

DC law that was voided

the pertinent part is:

(4) Pistol not validly registered to the current registrant in the District prior to September 24, 1976, except that the prohibition on registering a pistol shall not apply to:

(A) Any organization that employs at least one commissioned special police officer or other employee licensed to carry a firearm and that arms the employee with a firearm during the employee’s duty hours;

(B) A police officer who has retired from the Metropolitan Police Department;

(C) Any person who seeks to register a pistol for use in self-defense within that person’s home; or

(D) A firearms instructor, or an organization that employs a firearms instructor, for the purpose of conducting firearms training.

Voiding this portion would allow for self-defense use outside of the home.  The way our legal system works, when there is no law forbidding an action; that action is legal and defensible against authority.  That is how many states are Open Carry states.  No law against it, makes it legal and permissible.

An even better voiding

No person shall carry within the District of Columbia either openly or concealed on or about their person, a pistol, or any deadly or dangerous weapon capable of being so concealed. Whoever violates this section shall be punished as provided in § 22-4515, except that:

edited for brevity

if this is voided, it pretty much puts DC in the condition of Constitutional Carry.  As of last night, DC has better carry laws (lack of) then Texas, Florida and Arizona.  Now I am not driving up to DC to Open Carry down Pennsylvania Avenue today.  I really can’t afford the test case legal fees or the potential bullet holes in my chest from DCPD.  But, technically this is completely legal, right now.

I fully expect the DC legislative goons to enact some emergency provision to shut this down around 9am Monday morning.  However, the judge specifically stated DC must enact a Constitutionally acceptable method of allowing for CCW and Constitutional Carry is in effect until they do.  This will likely result in a knee jerk reaction the the DC kleptocrats that includes extensive and expensive training programs, extremely long wait times, “good character” limitations and specific narrow limits on which firearms are “safe enough to carry”, possibly even regulations of ammunition that is “safe enough to carry”.

Even though this would seem like a loss to our side, in the long run such defensive actions should result in an even larger / more explicit win for us.  We will get injunctions, we will get further definition from the court, we will have sympathetic people whose right is adversely affected and Scotus will be forced to more narrowly define the “reasonable restrictions” of Heller.  We should be able to effectively revoke “poll taxes”, character checks and all other effective bans on the poor and not politically connected from receiving a carry permit.

Thank you Alan Gura and SAF for all your help in securing our RKBA as written.

 

 

 

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Ghost gun ???? (Click here)  h/t to Rightisright

You can’t make this shit up.

Hey dufus LEARN the LINGO (or at least pay someone to write it on the teleprompter for you).

If I was going to crusade against something, I would at least learn the lingo of that something.
Lets say I was gonna hate on the gay community.
I would be well advised to figure out the difference between bi, gay, lesbian, transgender and transvestite. Perhaps, figure out what bears and cubs are. Perhaps figure out who NMBLA is. If for no other reason, so I don’t take any NMBLA donations.
Lets say I was gonna hate on Harry Reid. I would be smart to figure out if he is a state or federal politician, if he is in the Senate or the House and what state he is from. Perhaps I should also determine if he is a democrat or republican.
Lets say I was gonna hate on… oh hell you get the point.
This ain’t rocket surgery people.
Or
As my High School Chemistry teacher was fond of saying.  “It is always better to be thought an idiot, then to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt”.

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January 20, 2014 · 15:42

NY unsafe act

I have something like 45 first cousins.  Something about being from a Catholic family on both sides and having 20+ aunts and uncles when you include the spouses.

One of my favorite cousins got married on 27 Dec 2013.  He and his (now) wife are both from the PR of NJ.  I was excited when I discovered they were not having any of their nuptial events in their state of residence.  Then a few seconds later, I realized I still had to face a choice of attending my cousin’s wedding or exercising my Constitutional Rights.  The newlyweds decided to hop over the border to New York for their festivities.

So I discuss with my wife, the time off work, the cost of flying or driving up to New York, hotel, etc.  Then we discuss, how we will deal with our firearms on the way up and how we will remain legal in the state of New York – or if we should just follow the Constitution, New York laws be damned.  The bottom line, since our carry permits are not reciprocated in New York we are almost as illegal having the guns in our vehicle as we would be with the guns loaded and chambered on our persons.  This kind of makes it difficult to not carry them “illegally” if we attend the events.  Well, either that or we do as my parents chose to do and leave the guns at home.  NOT happening.

In the end, I decided it just wasn’t worth the time, effort and money to break my prohibition on spending any money in New York state.  I missed my cousin’s wedding and for that I am angry.  A state sponsored violation of the US Constitution kept me from enjoying a family event. 

All of this, and the judge only disputes the 7 round limit as the only portion of the law that is unconstitutional and mainly because gun / magazine manufacturers didn’t already make 7 round magazines.  In his mind that creates a burden on gun owners and manufacturers.  Really, what about the burden of not being able to exercise my right to keep and bear arms?  What about the right to freely travel within these United States?  What about the right to freely assemble?  What about HELLER?

As much as I would have enjoyed my cousin’s wedding

As much as I would have enjoyed my gun protecting the event

As much as I would have enjoyed breaking the Unconstitutional NY Safe Act law

It just wasn’t worth the drive, the time spent driving just to run the gamble on getting pulled over for some imagined traffic violation and having an unconstitutional search and seizure discover my “illegal” handguns loaded to standard (illegal in NY) capacity, not to mention my trunk gun…

Cousin, I am Sorry.  I hope the wedding was a huge success.  I hope the marriage is the best thing you ever tripped into.  I just couldn’t justify the trip or the potential jail time.  If you decide to renew your vows in 10 years.  Do it in Pennsylvania or hope the Second Amendment has been incorporated against the various states by then.  I really would like to attend.

 

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January 2, 2014 · 08:49