Category Archives: gun politics

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  There is a historical reference that you may well want to examine although in truth, it is probably too late for you to not experience the same fate.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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Gun on Campus – Honest mistake, Really? “Click here”

Let me get this straight.

 

You are a community activist who is outspoken against guns.  You were a driving force behind the passage of the law in NY State to make the penalty for carrying a gun on any school campus a felony.  You helped get this law passed LAST YEAR.  Then in a stroke of complete genius, you bring a gun onto campus AND someone figures out you have said gun.  Wait, doesn’t that make you a HUGE hypocrite?  Anti-gun activist who has a gun permit and actively carries a gun most of the time.  Logic fail, or are the laws only for the little people?  You of course are NOT a little person, you sir are “special”, right?

Let me get this straight.

The defense you are now offering against the arrest and two felony counts is, “it was an honest mistake.”

An honest mistake.  Hmmm let me ponder that.  I think this is a giant case of the goose and the gander getting the same treatment.  I think this is a case of shut up and take the medicine you prescribed.  I think this is a case of you lay down with dogs, you wake up with fleas.  I think if this had been me or any other non-community activist, the keys to the jail cell would have long ago been lost.  As a nation formerly governed by the rule of law, I am certain that genius community activist will be very willing to receive what he has required to be meted out to others.  NOT.

News flash.  You aren’t one of the “special” people recognized by the law.  You are only special in your own mind and it looks like that degree of imagined special made someone mad and they hit you in your hypocritical junk.  I can’t say that your situation doesn’t bring a smile to my face.  Karma delivering Schadenfreude.

Now that you are staring at a pair of FELONY convictions.  You know, the convictions that will BAR you from having a carry permit.  Does the law you worked so hard to pass, look so smart?  Does that law protect kids at school or does it just  turn ordinary community activists into felons?  Have you had the epiphany that many mugging victims have?  Or are you like the rest of the “I am special” brigade and immune to the lessons of life?

Time will tell, but I hope you have learned how powerful the law of unintended consequences can be.

 

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February 9, 2014 · 08:06

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

Schadenfreude – ACA vs Illinois CCW (click here)

In two months of Illinois obamacare enrollment, +/-7200 people enrolled.

In ONE DAY, +/- 4500 people signed up for the Illinois Carry Permit.

 

I really don’t think I need to add anything else that that.  Self explanatory.

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January 7, 2014 · 11:05