Sunday, March 31, 2013
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Illinois Gun Buyers Now Waiting More Than 60 Days For FOID Card
More than 70,000 FOID card applications have been received in March, Bond said, putting it on track to be the record month so far for the program.
Every month since December has seen a record number of Illinois residents applying for FOID cards. Officials say 31,249 applications were received in December. In January, 61,172 people applied for a card, and there were 56,078 applications in February. State officials noted that at the end of January the backlog on processing FOID cards was more than 70,000.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
If you think that checking someone’s criminal record before he can check out a gun show is common sense, you’ve got to make yourself heard. - President Barack ObamaWow, background checks before I'm able to exercise my right to freely assemble. What next, Barry? Background checks before a citizen can exercise their right to vote?
H/T to Sebastian.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Although Second Amendment cases and scholarship have focused on guns, the Second Amendment does not protect “the right to keep and bear Firearms.” The Amendment protects “arms,” of which firearms are only one category. In this Article, we analyze Second Amendment protection for the most common “arm” in the United States—the knife.
H/T to Sebastian.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
To uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.The amendment was approved 53 to 46. I take it as a clear indicator of how Senate ratification vote will go
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
I'm sorry, the AWB will never die. Even if you drove a stake through that bitch's heart some other blood sucking, bottom feeding Democrat would would bring it back from the dead. Nice fantasy though.
Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland Restrictive Licensing System for Gun CarryingIntermediate scrutiny huh? This suit was brought by the Second Amendment Foundation. I can't see them taking this as the last word. Here praying the Supreme Court sees it differently.
The court claims that it’s not deciding whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in self-defense extends to carrying a gun outside the home. Rather, the court concludes that, even if such a right exists, Maryland’s licensing scheme — which requires a “good and substantial” reason for a license to carry and which doesn’t treat a general desire for self-defense as an adequate reason — passes intermediate scrutiny.
But it seems to me that means the court is thereby deciding that the right to keep and bear arms doesn’t extend to carrying outside the home for self-defense. If a court lets the government deny the ability to carry guns outside the home for self-defense to nearly everybody, the court is in essence saying there is no such right to carry.
H/T to Sebastian.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
This is very important to me and I'm not going to lay down and play dead. I think the American people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. It's aimed to protect children, to protect schools and malls. It's aimed to dry up the supply of these over time. And it came out on a 10-8 vote of the Judiciary Committee. Not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust.That's rich, Diane. I believe you swore an oath that you would support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and bear true faith and allegiance to the same. That applies to all parts of the Constitution; not just the parts you like. You've been betraying your oath and the trust of your constituents and the people of the United States since you first term in the Senate.
H/T to Sean.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Oh my god.Seriously? That's the best you can do?
Appears to me the kid is demonstrating proper gun handling etiquette. He and his parents should be complemented.
Now a civil suit by the family might be interesting.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Any time a prohibitionist uses the term "common sense" check your wallet, count your fingers, and read the fine print because the bastards are out to screw gun owners. Like domestic gun control laws have little to do with reducing gun crime and violence, international gun control will do little to reduce the flow of guns to war torn areas of the globe and instead restrict domestic civilian access to firearms.
Call your Senators and encourage them to vote against ratification of the small arms treaty.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
H/T to Jeff.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Let’s suppose you go shooting in the countryside (or even on your own property, not near your house) with a friend, and you loan them your rifle for a few shots. You just committed a federal crime, and they’ll commit one when they had it back.That's only one sample of the "gifts" ol' Chucky is attempting to shove down our throats.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
I hate how even some of the 2A greats conflate the free speech issue with gun ownership. The limit to the right is in the use of it, not it the tools of the trade. There is no logic behind saying “You can use this particular tube to launch projectiles, but not that tube" as an acceptable limit to a right. Instead the focus should be “You may not use any tube to launch projectiles in a way that violates the rights of others (namely the right to not have involuntary, high velocity body piercing) without cause”. - Robb Allen
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
One rebel leader explained that the fighters had led the peacekeepers to the Syria – Jordan border and handed them over as a request to the Red Cross and the United Nations to accept the hostages was turned down. It’s believed neither organisation recognises the Martyrs of Yarmouk group of fighters.The U. N. wouldn't accept a group of their peacekeepers taken hostage by jihadis because the jihadis didn't belong to a group the U. N. recognized. How fucked up is that? Oh right, its the U. N..
H/T to veeshir.
Suffice it to say, if your wife is at another man's house, don't kick in the back door [felony]. Don't assault your wife by choking her [felony]. Don't kick in the bedroom door in an attempt to have a frank discussion with the man who has locked himself inside to avoid said frank discussion [suicidal]. Ending the marriage through the courts is a lot less trouble and a lot less painful.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
"With the assistance of the instructor, the malfunction was addressed, but the gun misfired and the bullet ricocheted coming back to strike the VISD employee in the left leg," the statement said.That's dumbshitmediaese for "the VISD employee negligently pulled the trigger and managed to shoot himself in the leg.
H/T to the Duck.
Local media outlets report that three senators and three Assembly members met with Remington officials on Wednesday to discuss what they could do to ensure the company keeps its plant in the Herkimer County village of Ilion, where Remington employs about 1,200 people.The answer should have been repeal the SAFE ACT. Instead, Remington is investing twenty million in their Ilion plant. Remington has no comment. Is there really any need. Actions speak volumes.
Friday, March 8, 2013
H/T to Tam.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Oklahoma police find loaded gun hidden in woman's private partsFreedom Arms .22 caliber revolver. Again, ouch...and ewww.
Grassley said everyone wants to prevent more killings like the deaths of 20 first-graders and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. But he said gun control does not work and accused Democrats of wanting to "impose more gun restrictions on law-abiding citizens."...and yet you voted with Leahy. Your actions show your true loyalty. There is no gun control at any level that does not restrict law abiding citizens.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
School system puts officer program on hold after shotH/T to Uncle.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
NRA to be title sponsor for NASCAR Cup race in TexasStraight forward story that amounts to NRA members are in large part the same people who like NASCAR. What's missing is the almost obligatory quote from Ladd Everitte or some other prohibitionist to show balance. Nice change of pace.
Steven Johnson says he inserted a magazine into the gun Sunday night and racked the slide. The 22-year-old says he did not realize the gun was loaded when he pulled the trigger to make sure it worked.If you insert a loaded magazine into your pistol and rack the slide, what else would it be but loaded. Oh? you didn't realize the magazine was loaded? You're lucky the only thing you shot was your finger tip.
Senators propose making illegal that which is already illegal and has been so since 1968, and punishable by 10 years in Federal prison...or there's something in the fine print that will screw us all. Since Leahy's involved, it sure isn't to our benefit.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The students who saved their fellow student ARE heroes, and the school principal or administrator who made the decision to suspend them are an embarrassment and should be fired.
H/T to Glenn.