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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.”