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Saturday, December 6, 2014

I've been thinking a lot ...

... about the NFA.

I had subscribed to the comments on a post at The Truth About Guns (hold your fire!), there was another one yesterday and I went back over them. Here are some thoughts (especially now that the ATF has fucked up and issued stamps for new Form 1's):

Friday, December 5, 2014

Aaron's monthly opportunity ...

... to win lots of gunny goodies!

Hope everyone has a merry and safe Christmas!


Monday, August 18, 2014

DrewM point out how ...

... liberals eventually win:
This is how liberals win. They spend decades trying to get something and conservatives stop fighting against it and start trying to “make it work” six months later. There’s no longer any argument about whether or not we should be doing what liberals want, just how we should be doing it. 
That's the argument that the GOP does not want to make, yet it's the one that must be made.

We are so fucked.


Friday, August 15, 2014

Vox is famous ...

... for stating the not-so-obvious:
Of course it's "fucking crickets". The legitimate protest is not being conducted by their people. "American citizen" is now as meaningless a term as "citizen of the world" or "member of the human race". The "darkies" in Ferguson who are, quite rightly in my opinion, protesting the latest murder of one of their own by the badge gang, have absolutely nothing in common with the armed, civilized freedom fighters who successfully withstood the federal forces at the Bundy ranch.
From a historical perspective, the 'vibrancy' that is now America cannot stand. The events in Ferguson are proof.


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Aaron's monthly opportunity ...

... for you to win guns, knives and other stuff.

Enter, maybe win.


Monday, July 28, 2014

I must apologize ...

... to my loyal readers (both of them!).

In my recent dearth of posting I find myself in a real funk about current events. With the exception of the recent DC decision (congratulations to Alan Gura), our current political climate is at a dead end.

Despite our gains, nothing changes.

If gun rights gets a win, the anti-gunners continue to agitate for more control, lying all the way. Yes, we won one in DC, but there are still states where you must get permission to exercise an enumerated right (FOID cards). And those states will fight tooth and nail to keep those requirements.

The longer I live and the more I hear, the more convinced I am that we stopped shooting waywardpoliticians much too soon.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I noticed yesterday ...

... that NBC didn't report on the DC Court decision that purchasers of insurance from federal exchanges aren't eligible for subsidies.

I guess they can put their fingers in their ears and sing 'la la la la la' with the best of them.


Monday, July 21, 2014

You mean ...

... you didn't already know that?
In a resignation letter obtained by National Report, Wagner claims she has been spreading “lies on behalf of Obama” and using her position with MSNBC to “falsely promote a brutal dictator.”

Wagner goes on to say, “I have spent my entire professional career working toward a position based on false pretenses.  I have worked hard to obtain a position with a major news network and expected to be reporting on serious issues.  Instead, I am handed Pro-Obama scripts and asked to be a mouthpiece for the administration.”
Because I did.

n a resignation letter obtained by National Report, Wagner claims she has been spreading “lies on behalf of Obama” and using her position with MSNBC to “falsely promote a brutal dictator.”
Wagner goes on to say, “I have spent my entire professional career working toward a position based on false pretenses.  I have worked hard to obtain a position with a major news network and expected to be reporting on serious issues.  Instead, I am handed Pro-Obama scripts and asked to be a mouthpiece for the administration.”
- See more at:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hey ...

... doesn't Chris Christie live in NJ?
A Philadelphia woman is now facing felony gun charges after she brought her legally-owned gun into New Jersey. The 27-year-old single mother of two claims she never meant to do anything wrong and simply did not know that her concealed carry permit, issued in her home state of Pennsylvania, did not apply in The Garden State.
Another opportunity that will be missed by the severely conservative Christie .


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I thought the question ...

... had been answered long ago:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has identified a massive new threat to domestic airline security. No, it’s not ISIS, Al Qaeda, or the Taliban.

It’s the dead battery on your smartphone.
Yes, the TSA IS the most monstrously incompetent agency evah!


Monday, July 14, 2014

Because the king ...

... must not be mocked:
The U.S. Department of Justice has sent a member of its Community Relations Service team to investigate a Nebraska parade float that criticized President Obama.
I guess all the other crimes have been solved.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Using this logic ...

... the government should be buying me up to and including an M249:
A California college town known for its liberal activism has voted to make medicinal marijuana dispensaries give away free a small amount of their pot to the poor.

Berkeley City Council members voted unanimously late on Tuesday to instruct local outlets to provide marijuana equal to 2 percent of their sales to patients on low incomes. 

 After all, 'keeping' means I have to be able to 'get', and I'm low income, don't ya know!


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Oh bother ...

... another one:

Former America's Most Wanted host John Walsh is hosting a new show on CNN on which he vows to keep the push for gun control and the war on the NRA alive.

I think it's time that pro-gun guests on these shows start showing no mercy. If these hosts were to get the righteous reaming they deserve, maybe they wouldn't be so quick to bash us.


Aaron's monthly opportunity ...

... to get free shit.

Now you can feel like a Democrat, only better!


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Yeah ...

... that's the ticket!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Truly ...

... we are our own worst enemies:
It started when a man with a holstered firearm inside the store noticed another man with a holstered firearm enter the store.

The first man approached the second and demanded to see his identification and firearms license, to which the man replied, WTF, mate?
Yes, we have stupid people who carry guns. Know why?
Because there are stupid people! Hopefully the DA in Valdosta will throw the book at this numbnuts.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy Independence Day

Stay safe.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Ole Dickie Metcalf ...

... still doesn't get it:
Metcalf went on to become a competitive shooter who has hunted on five continents, as well as a historian. He has been studying and writing about the Bill of Rights and firearms for 37 years. He has taught at Yale and Cornell, enacted concealed-carry laws across the country, and authored pro-firearms legislation.

But he is not opposed to mandatory training for gun owners, and tighter regulation of firearms.
What a fucking cock holster. He's incorrigible.


Saw this on Patterico's blog ...

... my, some people are fed up!
No, it’s actually time for the TEA Party to quit the “let it burn” mantra, and start stoking the fires.
Ace (@Ace of Spades) has been of the 'let it burn' camp for a while now. Looks like that's not fast enough.

I'm not sure that the GOP can be reformed, at this point; at least, not at the national level. There's too much incentive for politicians to seek power over representation.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

I hope that Israel ...

... lets slip the dogs of war:
And for now there's still a chance that the kidnapping was the work of rogue Hamas cells, rather than a conspiracy ordered by the organization's top leadership. 
They can signal to Hamas that they can get out from under the whirlwind by delivering the heads of those responsible.

But only after 48 hours of whirlwind.


Monday, June 30, 2014

Lots of people are noticing ...

... it's probably not long before it goes mainstream:
This is only the beginning of the twisted logic of military policing. In a further bitter irony, the rise of the warrior cop feeds every paranoid inclination of our armed citizen-survivalists, which encourages, of course, yet more militarization.
Radley Balko (now at WaPo) has been beating this drum for years now.

Hopefully, more are listening.


Sunday, June 29, 2014


Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's shit like this that causes me to say ...

... that nothing will change until officers and DA's start getting shot in the streets:
After struggling with Saenz for several minutes and apparently getting frustrated  with their inability to get Saenz sufficiently subdued, one of the officers, El Paso Police Officer Jose Flores, pulls his pistol and shoots a downed and restrained Saenz from behind, twice, killing him.
The video's not as graphic as one might think.

But how can a DA not charge the officer with something?!


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Preemptive lethal force ...

... shouldn't be just for police:
It’s quite apparent in the segment that Malloy takes great delight in facilitating a situation where gun owners (whom he hates) will die at the hands of law enforcement officers (whom he apparently hates more).
I know it's not fashionable to call for violence in response to idiots like this, but stupid really should hurt.

A lot. At the very least, a good punch in the nose.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jeff opines about the TX man told to remove his American flag ...

... because it's offensive to Muslims:
I Tweeted this out a few days ago, but to address it here, let my simply repeat (in slightly altered form) what I wrote on Twitter then:  unless and until this headline reads, “Texas Man Told to Remove American Flag Because ‘It’s a Threat to Muslims’; Responds by Telling Apartment Complex Manager to Go Blow a Donkey,” outrageous, PC restraints on speech, political or otherwise, will continue to grow ever more onerous.
What I posted on my Facebook was 'I hope he told the manager she can go fuck herself'.

To-may-to, to-mah-to ...

I Tweeted this out a few days ago, but to address it here, let my simply repeat (in slightly altered form) what I wrote on Twitter then:  unless and until this headline reads, “Texas Man Told to Remove American Flag Because ‘It’s a Threat to Muslims’; Responds by Telling Apartment Complex Manager to Go Blow a Donkey,” outrageous, PC restraints on speech, political or otherwise, will continue to grow ever more onerous. - See more at:

Monday, June 23, 2014


How indeed:
The thing about dogs eating homework is, it could actually happen. This can’t.

This is “the dog ate my hard drive, broke into another building, ate the backup of the hard drive, then broke into six other top officials’ offices and ate their hard drives also.”
I keep saying it, but things will not get better until the citizens get fed up enough to start spilling blood.


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A half an inch?

Methinks someone needs a beat down:
On the last day of classes, June 5, Burkhart wore a sundress that she had worn to school before. But two hours before dismissal, she says teachers pulled her aside and measured her dress in the middle of the hallway while other students watched.

The teachers told Burkhart her dress violated the school’s dress code because the hemline was a half-inch too short. They told her she had to go home and change.
I've got an idea ... if you can't determine that something violates school policy sooner than 2 hours before the end of school for the year, you probably shouldn't be in charge.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

You might be aware ...

... and then you might not:
Ask any cognitive psychologist or neuroscientist the same question, and they will tell you that consistent awareness is nearly impossible for the human animal. Some of them will even use highly amusing videos to explain basic concepts about how awareness works—and how it fails.
Here's the first video Ms Jackson refers to (and yes, I failed!):

Consider, then, what Joseph Wilcox did or didn't see. Amanda Miller was reportedly not 'with' Jarad, and ambushed him. He likely never saw it coming.

But just like the police officers who were assasinated, it can happen to the best of us.


Monday, June 16, 2014

Ace brings up ...

... some good points about what's wrong with our political system:
The only thing that can change is the incentive structure offered by the voters. As Milton Friedman observed, you will not get a good government by electing "Good People" to office. You either will not be able to accomplish this, or these Good People will soon become Bad People because that is the nature of the system.

The way you get good government is set the rewards -- and punishments -- such that even Bad People will make Good Decisions, out of pure self-interest.
Isn't this interesting, in light of the suggestion that T Jefferson made about liberty and the blood of tyrants and patriots?

Now, I'm not saying that we should just start the wholesale shooting of our representatives who screw up, but there is surely something a bit ... milder ... that we can do.

Part of the problem is the federalization of everything; the further away from the local, the less likely that an outraged citizenry will act. After all, it's much easier to influence your neighbor who's a legislator than it is someone who lives across the state.

A blogger of my acquaintance said (regarding the student who was not allowed to re-apply sunscreen in TX): Seriously, fathers have a duty to beat the living shit out of people like this. One good ass kicking can permanently reform the idiot, and serves as an object lesson to others. "Wait, is this decision callous enough that some angry father is going to beat me to a pulp? Then maybe I should double check my answer and see if there's a better solution."
Does anyone not think this would work on our elected officials?


Friday, June 13, 2014

Mr Harsanyi poses and excellent question ...

... too bad specifics are NOT what gun controllers want you to know:
Since he’s brought it up twice now, it’s fair to ask: What part of the Australian plan does Obama believe we should implement here in the United States? Surely he doesn’t believe the legislative effort now sitting in Washington is enough. What is enough?
 Because if he were to actually be specific in something he thinks would help, the jig would be up.


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Vox grins from afar ...

... at the bed the police have made for themselves:
US police love to dress up and play soldier, but apparently they have forgotten that an important aspect of being a soldier concerns the other side shooting back:
It is sad what it will take to cure the disease ...


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Aaron's monthly opportunity ...

... to win shooty goodness.

Seriously, he's got links to so much stuff, nobody enters anymore!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Any help is appreciated.

Erik and Sabra Onstott are bloggers, and have needs. I don't know them personally but Breda and Alan do, and if they vouch for the Onstotts then I know that it's legit.

Go to the donation page and read about their troubles and donate as you are led to. s a prayer at the least.


This had got to be ...

... one of the worst reasons to elect a senator:
“I guess Mississippi doesn't want Federal money anymore,” revolving-door K Streeter John Feehery posted on Twitter last week.
This in response to MI voters expressing a preference that doesn't suit lobbyists. The GOP can't die as a party soon enough.


Monday, June 9, 2014

It's unconfirmed ...

... but some are reporting a CC citizen stopped a mass shooting:
An armed concealed carry civilian stepped in and shot of the gunmen.  The two shooters, a man and a woman, then went behind the store and killed themselves.  Police believe it was a suicide pact.
Some have reported that the CC'er is the individual shot and killed in front of the Walmart, other news is reporting that the female suspect shot the male and then killed herself.

It's sad that the gun issue has both sides so polarized that we're all trying to get some mileage out of tragedy.

Prayers for the families.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

I posed this question to my wife ...

... and I'll pose it to you: Should 18 year-olds have to certify their franchise by passing the same citizenship test that legal immigrants do?

And I realize that there would have to be a constitutional amendment to make this happen. But given how ignorant younger people are (just watch any random Jaywalkng segment) you have to wonder if we might not want them to be able to vote until they can show some knowledge about what the fuck's going on.


I have a question.

I've been watching all of the hand-wringing and panty-wetting being done on our side about the Chipotle and other incidents, and I keep hearing that open carry is subjected to gun grabs. One particular individual even made the statement that there are "numerous instances within the last few years.".

Now I asked for cites, since there have been 'numerous' instances and so should be relatively easy to document. And trying to give the benefit of the doubt, I ask you, gentle reader, how many is 'numerous' and over how many years would you allow these instances to have happened.

Because said individual gave me three (and arguably only two).


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Hero ...

... or deserter?
The Army will investigate charges that rescued Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan, Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey said Tuesday.

“When he is able to provide them, we’ll learn the facts. Like any American, he is innocent until proven guilty,” Dempsey said in a post to his Facebook page. “Our Army’s leaders will not look away from misconduct if it occurred.” …
Dempsey later said that his conduct is separate from the efforts to return him and I think this is an important distinction.

It's obvious that the actual terms of the exchange leave something to be desired but I can't fault anyone trying to get US military personnel out of harm's way, no matter how much of a shitbird they may be.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Good thing there wasn't a gun involved ...

... someone might have gotten hurt:
An act of retribution may have provoked a woman to brutally attack a third grader inside an Oakland elementary school bathroom, police say.

Police say Diame walked onto the campus during recess armed with a hammer and pulled a 9-year-old girl aside.
I've always wondered where in Lowes you find 'burglary tools'; now I know.


Monday, June 2, 2014

It seems as if some on our side ...

... just cant keep quiet.

This is from Salty Dad on Facebook. He's former LE, shoots pretty good and apparently has jumped on the bandwagon against open carry advocates.

I have a question: Does MDA, CSGV, Brady and Bloomberg not get enough exposure to fuck us in the ass without our side publically and loudly throwing gasoline on the fire? I mean, there are no shortage of examples of MDA flat out lying about ... everything ... and the best we can do is forward the news articles around in our echo chamber and bitch and moan on our podcasts and tell Facebook just how pissed we are that MDA lies, just so our non-gunny friends can roll their eyes one more time.

Does no one remember Bob Filner, the disgraced mayor in CA? Woman after woman came out and detailed his disgusting sexual habits, but you never heard a Democrat say an unflattering thing about him, even as he was resigning. Anything negative that was said to him by the Left was said in private.

Do we know that Filner was a putz? Yes ... but the media kept up the drumbeat from his supporters that he was really  good man, a misunderstood man.

But just let one of our own do something that some don't think is particularly helpful and you can't stop the voices talking about how stupid it was, and how bad it makes us look. Even when the event was planned ... and had the permission of the restaurant ... and all the photos that are soooo offensive were posed (the one fellow being a new member of the organization) ... and after no one (including police officers that were in the restaurant) paid no attention to the demonstrators, or called 911.

Sometimes it makes me sick to be on this side, as quickly as some of us turn on the others.

 Does anyone remember how many big-name bloggers denounced George Zimmerman as soon as his story went national? I can think of two right off the top of my head and it wasn't 3 weeks before they were eating crow once the facts started coming out.

Way too many of us are far too willing to conform to other's ideas of how we should comport ourselves, especially when we personally don't like the behavior. Kinda like the FUDDs who complain about anything that isn't a Remington 700 or Benelli shotgun or Colt Python. Can't we do better?


Sunday, June 1, 2014

I'm sorry about the free ice cream ...

... the machine's not broken, I've just been trying to take care of end-of-school year stuff, dance recitals and the like.


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

In light of the killings in California ...

... I'm only going to link to a post by David Codrea.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day



Thursday, May 22, 2014

I'm going to say something ...

.. that will put me firmly in the minority.

I'm glad we have people who will openly carry a long gun into a restaurant. There ... I said it.

If you agree with me, you can move along now; you could probably write this post for me.

If you don't, I have a few things to say.

The overwhelming truth that we live under constantly is that the media is not our friend.

Not. Our. Friend.


There is nothing, nothing that we do that will be portrayed in a favorable light. How much, again?


So is it any surprise that the media attention on the Chipotle incident has been negative? It doesn't surprise me.

But would it surprise you to know that Open Carry TX asked for, and received permission to meet at the restaurant a week prior to the open carry event? Would it surprise you that on the day of the event, OCT gathered and were welcomed into the restaurant by an enthusiastic staff? Would it surprise you that, except for a few curious customers, no one gave the demonstrators a second look?

It wouldn't surprise me.

And would it surprise you that on a warm Saturday in TX, most people going about their business would be dressed in casual clothes? Would it surprise you that the membership of a group would represent people from all walks of life and all body types? Would it surprise you that most of the members of a group had (or had not) been in the military? Would it surprise you that even in a gun group, most of the members hadn't worked in a gun shop, or dabbled in collectible firearms, or had taken the latest high-speed low-drag training?

It wouldn't surprise me.

And would it surprise you that these activists don't carry handguns openly because it's illegal?

It wouldn't surprise me.

But instead, from our side, I hear all sorts of things that I usually hear from gun grabbers ...

'You're too fat ... stay off my side.'

'You're a wannabe tough guy ... stay off my side.'

'Your fake operator's beard tells me you're a poseur ... stay off my side.'

'You're just an attention whore ... stay off my side.'

You're a douchenozzle/peckerhead/internet commando/numbnuts ... stay off my side.'

'I'd like to put these two in the front-lean position until I get tired.'

Wow. I'd wonder what these guys did if I didn't already know.

H.L. Mencken said  "The trouble with fighting for human freedom is that one spends most of one's time defending scoundrels. For it is against scoundrels that oppressive laws are first aimed, and oppression must be stopped at the beginning if it is to be stopped at all."

Ronald Reagan had the 11th Commandment - Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican.

Democrats have never talked bad about one of their own, defending to the death everyone from Bill Clinton to Bob Filner and everyone in between.

But as soon as one of us crosses some imaginary line, the arrows start flying.

I have a suggestion. If you think you have a better idea about how to win hearts and minds and are willing to put that idea into action, by all means, pass your idea on to those who are willing to do the heavy lifting.

But if all you're going to do is bitch, and moan, and complain, and spew invective, may I humbly ask you to kindly Shut. The. Fuck. Up!

You can quote me.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

So, have you heard the latest ...

... in NFA land?!
So, we have a prohibition on any “person” transferring or possessing a machinegun which was not lawfully registered before May 19, 1986. BUT, an unincorporated trust is not a “person” under the GCA, so this provision cannot apply to it.

In turning to the National Firearms Act, as amended, 26 U.S.C. 5801, et seq., we find that a “person” is defined as including a trust, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7701. Yet, there exists no 922(o)esque provision in Section 5801, et seq.

Therefore, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 5812 and 5822, an unincorporated trust may lawfully transfer and make machineguns, as it is not a “person” for purposes of the GCA and Section 922 only applies to “persons” as defined by the GCA. And yes, this opens up a lot more issues for ATF in relation to the purchase of firearms by trusts under the GCA. Someone isn’t likely to be employed much longer…
This is what happens when you let lawyers make laws ... you always end up with a bureaucrat interpreting them.

But have no fear; any decision that bolsters freedom and common sense will surely be reversed!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I"m proud to say ...

... that Georgia was one of the first:
The legislature in the Show Me state has loaded up the agenda with a new proposal which, if passed, would give potential eveil-doers something to think about before they attempt an attack on a public school. If signed into law, the new bill would see some of the teachers in Missouri schools fully firearms trained and packing in the classroom.
I agree that teachers should have the option to be armed in their classrooms but I disagree with the requirement to have law enforcement-level training. The reason is that the public approves of arming teachers as a last ditch measure for the safety of school children; they don't envision teachers being called out to muster in a manhunt.

As I've said many times before, I would have no problem with any of my daughters' teachers carrying a firearm in school.


Monday, May 19, 2014

A REAL journalist ...

... could make a Pulitzer-winning career out of this:
Renowned Swedish scientist Professor Lennart Bengtsson of Reading University was at the centre of an international row last week when his study was rejected by a leading science journal after it was said to be ‘harmful’ and have a ‘negative impact’.

The rejection sparked accusations that scientists had crossed an important line by censoring findings that were not helpful to their views.
They keep using that word, 'science'; I don't think it means what they think it means.


Friday, May 16, 2014

Here, here ...

... the best response:
 If I lived in Venezuela, I’d find out where the guardsmen lived, and shoot them when they walked out the door in the morning. That is, of course, the proper response to dictators and their minions of every stripe, even Hollywood-backed socialists.
Vox asks questions after Instapundit lays out his course of action.


Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mark Steyn ...

... notices that somethings up:
Aside from doing my bit for the First Amendment (your continued support is much appreciated), I've lately been taking a much greater interest in the Fourth Amendment, particularly since a meek mild-mannered mumsy employee of mine was unlawfully seized by an angry small-town cop last year. So I've been chewing over yesterday's Supreme Court ruling. 
The ruling he's referring to is Tolan v Cotton, where SCOTUS remanded the case back to the trial level because they used the wrong standard the first time.

But beyond that case he notices that the 'book' that the police use needs a bit of updating.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Good ...

... It's about time:
“I can’t go to the grocery store without being recognized, pointed at, laughed at," said Dooley. "Can't pay my water bill without hearing my name, saying 'There's the sorry cop that killed the dog.’”
That is former Officer Jarrod Dooley, the TX deputy who shot a farm dog in the back of the head. Seems the grand jury doesn't like law enforcement shooting animals and then claiming they were attacked.

It's interesting that the article claims that after he shot the dog, and was being begged to administer the coup de grace, he left, leaving the owner to kill his own dog.

A waste of humanity, that one.

“I can’t go to the grocery store without being recognized, pointed at, laughed at," said Dooley. "Can't pay my water bill without hearing my name, saying 'There's the sorry cop that killed the dog.’” - See more at:
“I can’t go to the grocery store without being recognized, pointed at, laughed at," said Dooley. "Can't pay my water bill without hearing my name, saying 'There's the sorry cop that killed the dog.’” - See more at:
“I can’t go to the grocery store without being recognized, pointed at, laughed at," said Dooley. "Can't pay my water bill without hearing my name, saying 'There's the sorry cop that killed the dog.’” - See more at:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Don't bother calling your Chamber ...

... it'll do no good:
“If the Republicans don’t do it, they shouldn’t bother to run a candidate in 2016,” Donohue joked at an event on infrastructure investment in D.C. “Think about that. Think about who the voters are. I just did that to get everybody’s attention.”…
He got my attention, all right.

He may allege he was joking, but I'm still going to get a list of local business who are members of the local Chamber and let them know what the president of the national organization is doing.

It still may do no good, but I'll feel better.


Monday, May 12, 2014

Identifying voters is offending people?

Boo fucking hoo:
Just sat down w @SenRandPaul after his meeting with black pastors. He says GOP needs to lay off voter ID. "It's offending people."
Is there NO ONE who will support and defend conservative principles and the rule of law?!


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Aaron's ...

... monthly opportunity to win stuff.

To defend bad people is human nature ...

... else we'd have to explain ourselves:
Family and friends of two teenage boys shot and killed inside a home they had broken into are speaking out.
“They didn’t deserve to get killed,” said the sister of 14-year-old Michael Sambrano.
He and his 16-year-old best friend were shot and killed on Sunday morning by someone inside a home the teens were breaking into. Police won’t say whether it was the elderly homeowner or her brother who shot and killed the teens who had just broken into their home.
While they didn't deserve to get killed, that is one of the natural consequences that can visit if you break into peoples homes.

But the family and friends are never asked 'What did you do to prevent this?' or 'How might you have contributed to this?' or 'Why didn't you call the police once you found out that your son (or friend) was a criminal?'.


Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I'm not going to bitch too much ...

... but I can't see how there's not a circuit split over 'good cause':
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit upheld the law, saying the legislature’s decision was a “presumptively lawful, long-standing regulation and therefore does not burden conduct within the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee.”

The issue is still being debated in lower courts, however. 

Earlier this year, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco said San Diego County had infringed on constitutional rights by the way it enforced California’s law requiring “good cause” to obtain a concealed-weapons permit.
 Isn't that one of the primary functions of SCOTUS? To resolve circuit splits? I suppose we'll just have to wait until we get the 'right' plaintiff.


Tuesday, May 6, 2014

I thought ...

... we were better than this:
A Maryland firearms shop owner is backing away from plans to sell a smart gun after backlash from gun rights advocates who fear the technology in the high-tech firearm will be used to curtail their Second Amendment rights.

Andy Raymond, owner of Rockville gun store Engage Armament, told The Washington Post he is backing down from selling the gun after word about his plan was spread online by gun rights blogs. He said he even received a death threat.
Threatening someone is something that liberals do. The worst that we should have done is just not buy the POS.

Trying to justify your actions because of what the government might do exactly what anti-gunners do.


Monday, May 5, 2014

Bring back ...

... the guillotine:
There are other, less dramatic, ways, of course. Hanging and firing squads would probably be quicker and more painless than lethal injection or the electric chair. But the guillotine really seems to solve everyone’s problems: It was designed to deliver an efficient, quick, and painless death. It performs that task admirably. I understand the irony of a reactionary such as myself embracing the Terror’s preferred method of execution, but one must give credit where it’s due.
 The author rightly points out that most of the modern methods of execution are for the publics' benefit, not any constitutional reasons; the public just wants it to go quietly and with no visible blood.

As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm not opposed to the condemned suffering a little (or even an amount commensurate with his victim); I just wouldn't want to bring back medievel torture.


Friday, May 2, 2014

The State ...

... will always protect the State:
"The motorcyclist had given up yet he still rammed him and took him out, unbelievable," said Rick Horner.
The state didn't see it that way. The Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Putnam County district attorney both investigated the 2012 chase and the actions of Trooper Michael Loftis.
District Attorney Randy York wrote, "We have decided not to pursue any criminal charges and will be closing our file. I do not think there were any intentional actions of Trooper Loftis that led to this accident."
There's video at the link. The officer chased the guy through town and into the country, with the obligatory high speeds. When the biker stopped, the officer made sure he wasn't going anywhere else by ramming him into a fence and pinning him.

I'm sorry to say that the guy's lawsuit is probably doomed to fail.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

I'm in agreement with ...

... almost everyone I know:
Fuck this piece of shit and anyone defending him. I'm tired of the fucking pussyfooted limp wristed no good low life politicians and their opinions. He raped a 19 year old girl and watched her die as she was buried alive! I'm glad his execution was botched! I can only hope he was ass raped daily up to the day he was put down like the dog he was! 
Don't hold back, Fireman!

If you see that the execution isn't going as planned, the backup plan should be employed  - that being a suppressed .22 applied behind the ear.

The 8th amendment prohibits cruel and unusual punishments ... punishments like the rack or the Brazen Bull. I don't think a bullet to the brain qualifies.


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Yeah ...

... right:
Deputy Tyler Brockman was on another call on River Road before investigating a field party further down the road where Ramsey was located. One thing led to another, and that's when officials say Brockman fired four shots, killing Ramsey.
So, Brockman was already going to a call (an accident, which he blew off) when he saw someone suspiciously walking down the road, interrogated  that individual, found out about a 'field party' down the road, went to investigate (leaving the accident call the rub some dirt on your owie), spoke top one driver, let him go, then said something to Ramsey when he somehow wound up on the hood and pumped four rounds through the windshield.

Because he's in fear for his life.

More interesting is that the officers' microphone (that's hooked up to his dash cam system) just happened to not be working. Somehow. We're having the company that made it look into it.

Fat lot of good that'll do; an investigation by the people who depend on sales to those very same law enforcement agencies.

Oh, and the internal police investigation? Well, Officer Brockman said the magic words: 'I was in fear for my life.'


Monday, April 28, 2014

Deputy shoots farm dog in the back of the head ...

... gets fired. Good:
A sheriff's deputy in northeast Texas has been fired for shooting a farmer's dog through the back of the head in an incident that touched off condemnation around the world.
He claimed the dog was 'charging' him.

The dog was an Australian cattle dog, long-used by ranchers of all kinds to help control animals. They're also protective. But shouldn't a deputy in a rural community be more sensitive to the culture of the citizens around him?


Thursday, April 24, 2014

I know I'm going to sound terribly naive ...

... but I've got questions.

My local SOT (Liberty Suppressors) recently posted on Facebook that ecen though the eFile system for forms 1 and 4 was down, paper applications were still being processed. I asked the question 'Why does it take so long?' and was rewarded wiht a reply that you pay the tax first, and therefore there's no need for the ATF to hurry. I responded thusly:

AFAIK, the NFA imposes no more in depth background check than what a NICS check would show. Even if you allow for running fingerprints, I received my first GWL in 4 days, including running prints (corporations and trusts have no prints to run) and my renewal was less than 10 (likely because we have the new high-speed low-drag cards).

From it's inception, the NFA passed constitutional muster because it was a revenue (tax) measure (the constitutional dilemma was even discussed in hearings before passage); registering NFA weapons was just a means to collect the tax. I've not read the NFA thoroughly but I don't remember that the ATF is required to conduct an anal exam on applicants. They're only there to 1) register the item 2) collect the tax and 3) send the stamp.

If this is the case, then the correct procedure would be 1) go see David with money in hand 2) David runs NICS check to verify ability to own firearm and 3) take documentation of elegibility to the post office and pay the tax, wherein the post office either stamps your documentation while the ATF sends a stamp or gives you a stamp (they used to do that, ya know).
What am I missing?!
I know that the NFA was somehow 'reconstituted' when the GCA '68 was passed, but I've still not seen where the ATF is authorized to do the anal search.

I mean, in 1933, if you wanted a machinegun you bought a machinegun. In 1934 if you wanted a machinegun, you paid the tax and then bought a machinegun. So why is it different today?


Wednesday, April 23, 2014

There's 'zero tolerance' ...

... and then there's zero tolerance:

A Cheatham County father says he had to take matters into his own hands when his daughter was constantly bullied. He's now facing charges for making threats but says stepping in was worth it.
My wife and I have had many discussions about this, and we've told our daughter in no uncertain terms that no one is ever to lay hands on her. If anyone does lay hands on her we've told her that they get one verbal warning before the gloves come off.

I just hope that she decides to take karate to learn some discipline, else I'll have to teach her from what I remember from my Marine Corps days!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Vox advocates raising the minimum wage ...

... as a means to protect America:
As a general rule, the Swiss are among the sanest of nations. If you are asking if they have gone insane, that is a good reason to assume you are missing something. Americans who are interested in salvaging any vestige of traditional America should push hard for raising the minimum wage to at least $20 per hour.
He notes that the immigration battle is to allow low-skilled (and therefore low-wage) workers into the US. If the minimum wage is $20 or higher,then those individuals won't even bother.

We're damned if we do and damned if we don't!


Monday, April 21, 2014

I feel for her and her battle with pain ...

... but I'm not sure I'd pick Whoopi Goldberg to be my spokeman:
“The vape pen has changed my life. No, I’m not exaggerating. In fact, her name is Sippy. Yes, she’s a she. And yes, I named her Sippy because I take tiny, little sips — sassy sips, even — from her. And with each sip comes relief — from pressure, pain, stress, discomfort,” Goldberg writes.
Now if it were a comedian with some sense, like Dennis Miller, it'd be ok. But Whoopi Goldberg is not the face I'd pick to represent marijuana users.


It is appalling to me ...

... that Boehner has any legitimacy left at all:
we’ll find out just how far the House is willing to go down this road in the name of getting their names on something with the word immigration on it. But it’s going to start yet another revolt among the conservative base if something like the DREAM Act makes it’s way through, and this one may start a fire too big for Boehner to put out.
John Boehner has done nothing, nothing to please conservatives; why should he start now?


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Christ is risen!

He is risen indeed!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Reynolds and Kates take the gun-grabbers favorite argument ...

... to its' logical conclusion:

We will not enter that debate in this Article. Instead, we will undertake what physicists term a "thought experiment." We will take as a given that the Second Amendment does what states' rights advocates say it does, protecting only the right of states to maintain organized military forces such as the militia and the National Guard, without creating any rights enforceable by ordinary individuals. We will then explore an issue that has been ignored even by proponents of the "states' rights" interpretation of the Second Amendment: If the Second Amendment grants rights to states, rather than individuals, what exactly are those rights, and what are the consequences for the Constitution and other aspects of state and federal relations? The answers to these questions turn out to be rather startling and likely will displease gun control advocates every bit as much as their opponents.
Nobody will like that outcome!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Miracle Max anylizes the A-10 ...

... declares it mostly dead:
The effort has banded together some unusual factions — budget watchdogs, soldiers and pilots, and high-ranking members of Congress from both parties — who fear that cutting the program would weaken defense and ultimately cost taxpayers. 
I thought about whether they might show up for sale, but then I thought, 'What good is a gun that can fly, with no gun?!'


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I know that many don't want to hear this ...

... but this shit won't end until government officials start assuming room temperature:
Unbeknownst to the Barries, the previous owner had remodeled the cabin without permits. So Summit County commissioners voted to condemn the property for wiring and plumbing (even though the cabin has none) and filed for eminent domain. - See more at:
 Unbeknownst to the Barries, the previous owner had remodeled the cabin without permits. So Summit County commissioners voted to condemn the property for wiring and plumbing (even though the cabin has none) and filed for eminent domain.
And after all; in the era where the government can force you to buy a product you don't want, how much less of a stretch is it top condemn the wiring you don't have?

Unbeknownst to the Barries, the previous owner had remodeled the cabin without permits. So Summit County commissioners voted to condemn the property for wiring and plumbing (even though the cabin has none) and filed for eminent domain.
- See more at:
Unbeknownst to the Barries, the previous owner had remodeled the cabin without permits. So Summit County commissioners voted to condemn the property for wiring and plumbing (even though the cabin has none) and filed for eminent domain. - See more at:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Sadly, gun owners continue to be ...

... their own worst enemies:
A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee.

The House Finance Subcommittee voted 10-1 on Monday night against the measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Micah Van Huss of Jonesborough.
I don't know how to link to the Facebook post, but that's where the real comments are, and where we see the elitism that is the gun rights community.

"Open carriers get shot first."  "Concealed carry is tactically superior."  "You have to take a class so we know you're not an idiot."

I weep for our cause.


Monday, April 14, 2014

This idea ...

... has merit:
As a tense situation unfolds in Nevada, an activist from another western state has developed what he bills as “a helpful, if not a total ...outside the box solution” for “reining in federal employees.” Calling it “a useful tool for the states' took kit that should not be ignored,” Montana Shooting Sports Association President Gary Marbut has proposed the Government Workers Licensing Act to exert state authority over federal employees and to require training in rights to be part of their certification requirement.
And like all ideas that have merit, it will be disregarded. RTWT

Marbut notes that states have historically reserved  police power (and it's been upheld at the SCOTUS); it's my laymans' opinion that that is a viable attack on 922(o).


Friday, April 11, 2014

Call to Action!!!

If you live in TN, please contact your state representatives (the senate already passed this bill overwhelmingly) and ask them to vote to have HB2409 recalled to the floor to have an up or down vote, then ask them to vote Yes! You can find your rep here.


With friends like these ...

... who needs enemies:
"Anybody who wants to play like they're a cowboy with a gun out, to me, is maybe a little questionable," says firearm instructor Joe Cochis, at Shooter's Depot.
So now the bill in TN to remove handguns from the list of weapons one may not carry in public is bottled up in a house subcommittee, and a reportedly neutral governor now has reservations.

But not a peep out of the usual suspects; it's all been FUDDs. So, thanks for that.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

I am sad that I'm not well-educated ...

... else I could graciously tell people to kiss my ass:
What was initially intended as an honor has now devolved into a moment of shaming. Yet the slur on my reputation is not the worst aspect of this episode. More deplorable is that an institution set up on the basis of religious freedom should today so deeply betray its own founding principles. The 'spirit of free expression' referred to in the Brandeis statement has been stifled here, as my critics have achieved their objective of preventing me from addressing the graduating Class of 2014. Neither Brandeis nor my critics knew or even inquired as to what I might say. They simply wanted me to be silenced. 
That should leave a mark, but I doubt it will.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TN takes a step ...

... towards constitutional carry:
 The state Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit.
The chamber voted 25-2 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet.
But don't worry all of you FUDDS out there ... Haslam will veto.


Monday, April 7, 2014

I was trying to find something ...

... when I came across this:
The ammo was CCI Blazer ammo I got for $18 for 500 rounds.
Yeah, that was in 2011. Ah, to have a time machine!


Whole lotta this ...

... going on:

A man in San Antonio walking home with a rifle on his back gets tased and arrested after being told he's free to go.

Yeah, it's at night but if it's legal to carry openly then it's legal to carry openly.

I suspect that the DA will drop the charges so that preemption can't be challenged, though surely Open Carry TX could bring a suit to have it challenged. Either way the message is clear: carry openly and you should expect to be harassed.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Undeniably ...

... logical:
We will revive them (Crusade and Inquisition) before we will abandon our faith. And while we would prefer to live with both Christian and traditional Constitutional values, if we are forced to choose between the two, we will choose the former without even thinking twice. (Editor add)
Vox is in a whole 'nother intellectual sphere than I, but I never fail to see the logical consistency regarding the trajectory of modern tolerance.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Aaron's monthly opportunity ...

... to win shooty stuff.

Go ... enter ... maybe win.

Piss off a liberal for sure!


My sincerest apologies.

Sometimes I have a problem with my browser not wanting to play the Copy>Paste game with Blogger.

You can imagine how hard this makes blogging wehen you have no original content!

I believe that things are back to normal, and you should be seeing posts soon. In the mean time, pray for the victims at Ft Hood, and for our leaders, that they may do the right thing, finally.


Friday, March 28, 2014

Methinks I would invite Sen Whitehouse and Rep Waxman ...

... to go fuck themselves:
But it may have been even more political, and more nakedly partisan, than we suspected. Today Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman wrote a letter to David Robertson, President and COO of Koch Industries. The Democrats’ letter was premised almost entirely on the Washington Post’s discredited article; it repeatedly footnoted that article and the IFG report on which the Post story was based. The two Democrats concluded by requesting that Koch answer questions and produce a long series of documents relating in various ways to the Keystone pipeline. 
 I think it's time more people invited elected officials to go fuck themselves!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

It's nice to see ...

... that the sentiment's spreading:

Their condescension has only gotten worse over the last 10 years and do you know why?
Because they have lost. 


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What I think is the saddest part ...

... that this will mean nothing for Innovator's hopes to market the Stabilizer:
A mouse is not an "elephant" solely because it has three characteristics that are common to known elephants: a tail, gray skin, and four legs. A child's bike is not a "motorcycle" solely because it has three characteristics common to known motorcycles: two rubber tires, handlebars, and a leather seat. And a Bud Light is not "Single-Malt Scotch," just because it is frequently served in a glass container, contains alcohol, and is available for purchase at a tavern.
The judge gets it exactly right, but he doesn't realize that this is the way the ATF has operated for years.

I also note that on pg 9 of the decision that the classification letter will not stand up to the force of law with regards to future classifications. Again, the judge simply does not realize that that's how the ATF does business.

I think it would be interesting to have a single judge to hear ALL of the challenges to ATF classification letters, except that I don't think a single judge could staned the idiocy for more than a couple of years.    h/t Dave Hardy


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

They got one thing wrong ...

... the police are never 'red-faced' about anything they do:
He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. But they called police after mistaking the tattoo for a gun tucked into his trousers, according to the Morning Sentinel.
‘Obviously it was a misunderstanding and he didn’t have a weapon, but we had to respond to the initial report as if he did,’ said Maine police trooper Scott Duff. ‘We take all precautions when we don’t have the details.’
 At least they didn't shoot him.


Monday, March 24, 2014

GA liberty ...

... advances a little:
Churches were given an opt-in provision when the HB 60 finally passed, also out of general election concerns. Beyond that, both sides are still scrutinizing the language approved last night. Washington isn’t the only place where you vote first, and read later.
This was actually one of the worse things that gun owners got. I haven't heard yet how much of HB875 got passed, but I'm sure in a couple more days someone will have a comprehensive break-down on what we gained in the peach state.

The link is actually about how political considerations get in the way of action. Sad that our civil rights are held hostage in the process.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Thiose little words make ...

... a lot of difference:
“Had this information been reported, properly adjudicated and acted upon, [Aaron] Alexis’s authorization to access secure facilities and information would have been revoked,” the report said — and the shooting might have been prevented.
'Might' have been prevented.

Cooke goes on to note that had all of the president's gun control measures gone into effect it would have made no difference in the outcome at the Navy yard.

But you already knew that, didn't you?!


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Given the way the ATF routinely conducts itself ...

... I don't see how FFLS aren't wired up like the ISS:
In his post, Karras claimed that he heard an ATF agent say during the raid, “Searching is fun! Paper work sucks.”
If I owned a dealership, my premises would have so many video camera and microphones that every time I farted someone in the cloud would faint.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

It's amazing that more art ...

... doesn't come here:
Of course, it's going to occur to most people: How is this crap any worse than half of the crap hanging in art galleries?
I've aways thought that, to be good, art must not rely on prior knowledge  of the artists' oh-fuck-my-dog-pissed-on-me-in-bed phase.


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This post has a suprisingly ...

... calm comment section:
One of the questions I occasionally get during the day at the class-3 FFL where I work is, “can I buy a machine gun?” I usually respond with the whole spiel of how “the registry” was closed and how much that tends to stink for anyone of average means who desires a full-auto weapon. Quite simply, if you don’t have a fat wallet, you don’t get to go rat-a-tat-tat. I really hate that . . .
Michael Holderer is a man after my own heart. The commenters don't resort to name-calling (except for 'coprophage'!) and generally are civil.
It's just my opinion, but the 10th amendment attack on the NFA is doomed to legal failure as SCOTUS is not going to hear a Firearm Freedom case ... it's just a bridge too far.

A much better strategy to me would be to take the discussions during the actual NFA hearings and argue that the Hughes amendment is a violation of the police powers of a state. The hearings* on the NFA in 1934 bear that out. The president of the NRA indicates that he had not considered the ultimate constitutionality of an NFA, but merely that he was currently living under such a regime and didn't feel 'infringed'.

If I ever hit the lottery, one of the things I hope to do would be to finance a calculated attack on the NFA.

Right after I get my machineguns!


* I have seen transcripts where Atty Gen Homer Cummings specifically admits that a law banning machineguns would likely violate the police powers of a state, but that taxing machineguns was well within the purview of Congress - I just can't find it right now.

Monday, March 17, 2014

You've all heard about this one ...

... mom sues gun dealer:
The mother of Colby Weathers says she specifically told Odessa Gun and Pawn not to sell her daughter, who she says is mentally ill, a gun. She says they did and now her husband is dead.
But I didn't hear about this until now:
Delana said about a month before the tragedy, Weathers bought gun at Odessa Gun and Pawn. When she and Tex found out about it, they took it away.
“I just thought that maybe I’ll be proactive and I would call the gun store just in case she tried to do it again,” she added.
So the daughter had bought a firearm at the dealer's a month prior.

Hmmm ... and when the parents took it away from her, they didn't think to get her help, or have her committed for observation ... no, they called the dealer to tell them - TELL them not to sell her another one because she's in such bad mental shape.

The woman who had passed a NICS check just a month earlier, and now they're supposed to take 'mom's' word for it that she's a danger.

I don't have a lot of hope in the civil justice system but I hope to God this woman gets not a single, thin dime.


Friday, March 14, 2014

I've thought about this ...

... many a time:
This a common “language error” that so many people innocently make. It is part of the brainwashing that has been happening for years. A gun is NOT A WEAPON unless it is used offensively or in a rare case, defensively.  That is something Dave Tomlinson (Former President of the National Firearms Association – may he Rest in Peace) and I tried to impress upon our people way back in 1979 when C-51 came into being and the media started to use the offensive word “weapons” when referring to sports shooters, hunters, collectors and other lawful uses of firearms.  “We must control weapons” was and is the mantra.
 But I've not thought about it this in depth.

Jeff Goldstein has long been a beacon of warning about how the Left first takes over and redefines the language and terms that define the debate. And then we lose more freedom.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

A people can never ...

... be truly disarmed:

Oleg took a picture a while back of a submachinegun, noting that that was what guns tended to look like when they're banned.

A weapon is just a tool ... YOU are the weapon.


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Officer safety ...

... the first rule of police work:
This exercise, we are told, is carried out in the service of that most important of all considerations, “Officer Safety.” It is true that the use of such methods is of great practical value to the privileged aggressors in government-issued attire.

However, there is a sacramental function being performed here, as well: When a police officer – a carnal emissary of the divine state, an accredited member of its punitive priesthood -- orders a citizen to prostrate himself, he is, quite literally, demanding worship.
I don't know about the religious aspects of police tactics, but I know they do expect you to respect their authoritah!


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wherein I give you ...

... my opinion of the Facebook dust-up.

It's good that Facebook basically told MDA to pound sand, but alas, that won'tj be the end of it.

Given how easy it is to complain about something on Fb, I would expect MDA and the useful idiots to start flagging anything that remotely has a scent of a firearm sale, their intention being to clog things up so badly that Fb decides it's not worth defending firearms owners.

Sadly, it might succeed.


Monday, March 10, 2014

In electoral politics ...

... this is the eternal dilemma:
As we have seen in other close house races, a monkey wrench has been thrown in this one, hampering Republican efforts. Senator Rand Paul is reaching out to voters to help candidate Jolly neutralize a threat from Libertarian Lucas Overby, who has been polling between 4 and 7% of the vote. Overby has no conceivable shot at winning, so he has become a spoiler in Republican efforts to hold the seat
Generally, libertarians never have any chance to win. But it's strange that you never see Democrat senators trying to turn the libertarian vote their way.

Until one party or the other starts actually trying to get those votes, they'll continue to be pissed away.


Thursday, March 6, 2014

Aaron's monthly opportunity

To win shooty goodness.

This is what cognitive dissonance ...

... looks like:
A gay stylist in Santa Fe refused to cut New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez’s hair due to her stance on same-sex marriage. KOB-TV’s Stuart Dyson reports..
Darden apparently feels that it would go against his own personal moral code — his individual conscience — to cut the governor’s hair. He does not see this decision as an act of “intolerance.” In his mind, he believes that to cut her hair would be to co-operate with evil — a kind of sin, if not against God, then against his own reason and beliefs. He may fear that serving to the governor could be misconstrued as an affirmation of her views.

And no one in the press is arguing differently on the governor’s behalf. 
 It was never about civil rights; it was all about having everyone else respect them.


Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What the fuck ...

... is a 'level 2 lookalike firearm'?

A Columbus principal suspended a student for three days last week after the child pointed a “ lookalike firearm” at another student in class and pretended to shoot.
The boy’s age? 10. The “level 2 lookalike firearm” cited in his suspension letter? His finger.
The parents, first of all, need to lawyer up. Then they need to get a copy of the school district's policy manual and see if there's a definition of 'level 2 lookalike firearm.

The more of these stories that come out, it becomes more and more obvious that these policies aren't about safety, but about instilling hoplophobia.


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

In an honorable world ...

... this puke would resign:
Vance responds by saying: "I'm the master, Ma'am. I'm the master."
But of course, he won't since he's an Only One® (and an Only One® from CT, no less).

I know that a lot of folk look down on our side predicting revolutionary precipitates, but I believe that if he keeps this up, Lt Vance isn't long for this world.

“Just remember, you’re the servant, we’re the masters, OK?” she adds.
Vance responds by saying: “I’m the master, Ma’am, I’m the master.”


Thursday, February 27, 2014

CouldnT have said it better ...

... myself:

Leave the fundamentalists and bigots alone. In any marketplace in a diverse society, they will suffer economically by refusing and alienating some customers, their families and their friends. By all means stop patronizing them in both senses of the word. Let them embrace discrimination and lose revenue. Let us let them be in the name of their freedom – and ours’.
 This has been my feeling about the relationship between government and business for a long time now.

Gay folk are winning the argument; stop getting in the way of your own progress.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

I'm hoping Mike ...

... has a more in-depth critique:
But to understand why the protests succeeded in toppling Yanukovych, it’s worth taking a glance at its strategies and military-style tactics. The protesters not only built a broad and inclusive coalition, but innovated where it mattered most: on the streets.

Really, it turned medieval.
 While I was watching a bit of news about the goings-on in Ukraine, I noticed that the protesters were not at all shy about using fire, and to good effect.

There's a saying in tanker circles (and most armor) that if you stop moving, you die. that's food for thought.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

So, he wants to use his interpretation of the 2A ...

... as justification to change the 2A to mean what he already thinks it means?
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has released a new book focused, in part, on "improving" the Constitution through amending the Second Amendment--by making the rights protected therein applicable only to a militia instead of the citizenry at large. 
This is one of the most glaring examples for the need to impeach a LOT more public officials. It's not surprising that he's safely retired before he spouts this shit.


Monday, February 24, 2014

As much as I may sympathize ...

... this one seems like a stone cold loser:
Ros has filed a lawsuit in circuit court against Wells Fargo Bank, which she said fired her last year from her job as manager at the bank’s Oldsmar branch. Her lawsuit says the firing violated her constitutional right to carry arms and asks for monetary damages and attorney fees.
Some people just don't realize that the constitution is directed at government, not private business.


Friday, February 21, 2014

In light of the Dunn verdict in FL ...

... how many instances of LEO's being mistaken about weapons are excused?
Christopher Roupe was fatally shot in the chest Friday, Feb. 14 when Euharlee officers showed up at the door of his mobile home to serve a probation violation warrant for the boy’s father, WSB-TV reports. A female officer reportedly told the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that Roupe pointed a gun at her after he opened the door.
But the family’s attorney, Cole Law, said the boy was holding a Nintendo Wii video game controller, and was about to watch a movie.
 It's sad that police are now conditioned to believe that anything they can't immediately identify as safe is assumed to be a weapon, with predictable results.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sour grapes?

Say it isn't so!
A Volkswagen board member is threatening to withhold future investments in its Tennessee facility if the workers do not unionize, according to Reuters.
Now, who is it that's threatening again?


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Inconsistency in a liberals argument?

You knew that already:
As the Supreme Court has now rightly confirmed ... governments at every level are prohibited from restricting that right. And yet they damn well do, all the time, and to nary a squeak from the anti-voter-ID crowd. 
Like Mr Cook says, they only want rights they like expanded.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The GOP is trying it's best ...

... to get all of us hobbits in line:
Team GOP keeps talking about how conservative insurgents don't understand tactics and how we all want to get to the same place but disagree on tactics. "Tactics" is the new "electability" (which itself is really a tactical concept) and we all know how well that worked out.
I understand that politics is very much a game. The GOP and the Dems both play it, however, to stay in power; it just happens that it's the Dem's constituency that thrives on more power. The GOP certainly doesn't swing the other way on the I-want-power scale.

But just once, it'd be nice to have a president who would gladly sign the most far-right piece of legislation that congress was able to get passed.

Hey, a guy can dream can't he?!


Monday, February 17, 2014

This essay from Matt Bracken ...

... came over the Facebook transom:
Federal, state, or local. You, the man or woman with the badge, the sworn LEO or FLEA and those who inhabit the many law enforcement niches in between and on all sides. This essay is directed to you, because in the end, how this turmoil about gun control turns out will depend largely upon your decisions and actions over the coming months and years.
The rest of the essay goes through the way the police state is growing ever bigger, and what inevitably happens.

Go. Read. Plan.


Friday, February 14, 2014

I suppose the big news of the day is ...

... the bitch slap the 9th Circuit gave California:

In a decision issued earlier today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the California law conditioning the right of “responsible law-abiding” citizens to carry firearms in public for self-defense purposes on a showing of “good cause” unlawfully restricts Second Amendment rights.
 Couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch of fuckers.

Michael Z Williamson has more regarding an en banc hearing:

When Hearing or Rehearing En Banc May Be Ordered. A majority of the circuit judges who are in regular active service and who are not disqualified may order that an appeal or other proceeding be heard or reheard by the court of appeals en banc. An en banc hearing or rehearing is not favored and ordinarily will not be ordered unless:

en banc consideration is necessary to secure or maintain uniformity of the court’s decisions; or

the proceeding involves a question of exceptional importance.

Petition for Hearing or Rehearing En Banc. A party may petition for a hearing or rehearing en banc.

The petition must begin with a statement that either:

the panel decision conflicts with a decision of the United States Supreme Court or of the court to which the petition is addressed (with citation to the conflicting case or cases) and consideration by the full court is therefore necessary to secure and maintain uniformity of the court’s decisions; or

the proceeding involves one or more questions of exceptional importance, each of which must be concisely stated; for example, a petition may assert that a proceeding presents a question of exceptional importance if it involves an issue on which the panel decision conflicts with the authoritative decisions of other United States Courts of Appeals that have addressed the issue.
 Scanning over the decision, it appears that the majority took great pains to make their decision en banc-proof, following to a 'T' the reasoning of the Heller and McDonald decisions. IF the 9th hears this case en banc and then reverses, the plaintifs will have cause to appeal because the 9th didn't follow their own rules.

Have your popcorn ready!