Thursday, March 31, 2016

That would be cool... long as me* and mine are inside and it's outside.
Man finds Florida panther sitting on porch in east Fort Myers

*with rifle in hand.

Another win for the good guys.

A decision, handed down yesterday. The Court essentially held that the government could not use wide-ranging forfeiture powers to freeze "untainted" money held by defendant, and thereby prevent the defendant from retaining private counsel.
So apparently the Department of Justice's favorite tactic of locking down a defendant's bank accounts, whether connected to the accused crime or not, is no longer allowed if that money is "untainted" by the crime. I see this as a good thing. and, hey, the High Court seems to be doing fine with eight Justices.

Recently Read

Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

A fine end to the trilogy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

He's got a plan.

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Art of the Deal

Is Ted Cruz stealing delegates from Donald Trump?
Maybe Ted is just better at it?


H/T to Glenn.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

If it means anything...

Fox News Poll: Cruz gains on Trump in GOP race, Clinton up by double digits
OK then.

Recently Read

The Road to Hell by David Weber and Joelle Presby

It's been awhile since the last book in this series so it took me a bit to get back into the flow. It's Weber. It meets his usual standard: well written and entertaining. He has a formula of sorts and this follows it. Having said that, I'm still looking forward to the next. Maybe I won't have to wait so long.

Colion Noir: Scotland: Where Nightmares Are Reality Sponsored By Kimber

AND Media Matters* already has a hit piece on it. Apparently calling Nazi's "Nazi's" is bad.

*Not linked. You want to read it? Go find them yourself.

It's what they do...

Vox produced a gun control video. Steven Crowder debunks it. Enjoy.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Idaho may go Constitutional Carry

The bill sits on the governor's desk as the usual suspects cry "blood in the streets!" Hasn't happened yet anywhere, but who knows. Maybe this time they'll be right.


H/T to Tam.

That's one for the good guys.

Second Amendment Right to a Stun Gun
AND it was unanimous. The Massachusetts Supreme Courts did their best to work around the Heller precedent and reach a conclusion that stun guns were unprotected by the Second Amendment. The Court called them on it. All the Justices called them on it. Maybe we aren't so screwed after all.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Good Work

In Tennessee a bad guy broke into an apartment. When he entered the bedroom he found the resident with a revolver in hand on the phone with police. She then shot him. He fled and was later arrestedtaken into custody at the local hospital. Good work ma'am.

Yet , she is preferable to Trump. Really?

Hillary forgets Benghazi victims: US ‘didn’t lose a single person’ in Libya
Maybe they just aren't "people" to her, just "obstacles".

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Recent Additions

Art by Terry Beatty. Dialogue by Max Allan Collins.

Art by Terry Austin.

Art by Matt Wagner.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Statement from the NRA-ILA RE Merrick Garland Nomination

With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for the fundamental, individual right to own a firearm for self-defense. Four justices believe law-abiding Americans have that right – and four justices do not. President Obama has nothing but contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners. Obama has already nominated two Supreme Court justices who oppose the right to own firearms and there is absolutely no reason to think he has changed his approach this time. In fact, a basic analysis of Merrick Garland’s judicial record shows that he does not respect our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. Therefore, the National Rifle Association, on behalf of our five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country, strongly opposes the nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court.

Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA, says Merrick Garland’s record on the Second Amendment is unacceptable to anyone who respects the U.S. Constitution and an individual’s fundamental right to self-protection.

He is the most anti-gun nominee in recent history. This should come as no surprise, given President Obama’s disdain for the Second Amendment.

He has consistently shown a complete disregard of the rights of law-abiding gun owners.

Garland’s history of anti-Second Amendment rulings support the conclusion that were he to be confirmed he would vote to overturn Heller.

  • In 2007, he voted to give D.C. a second chance to have its handgun ban upheld after a three-judge panel struck it down. At the time, this was the most significant Second Amendment case in America.
  • In 2004, Garland voted against rehearing another Second Amendment case (Seegars v. Gonzales), effectively casting a vote against the individual right to keep and bear arms.
  • Justice Scalia was the author of Heller v McDonald. Heller affirmed that the Second Amendment is an individual right. The Heller decision stands in the way of gun-control supporters’ ultimate goal of banning and confiscating guns.
  • If Heller is overturned, the Second Amendment for all intents and purposes would cease to exist.
  • In 2000, Garland voted in favor of the federal government’s plan to retain Americans’ personal information from gun purchase background checks despite federal laws prohibiting national firearm registration and requiring the destruction of these records.
  • Judge Garland weighed in on several significant firearms-related cases, including Parker, Seegars, NRA v. Reno,. He voted against the rights of firearm owners on each occasion.
The examples of Garland’s disdain for the right to keep and bear arms go on and on, including in a major case upholding the then-existing Clinton “assault weapons” ban against a constitutional challenge

It’s almost certain that Garland agrees with Hillary Clinton when she said “the Supreme Court is wrong” that the Second Amendment protects an individual right.

In his nomination, President Obama has again placed partisanship and antagonism towards gun owners above the higher callings of his office.

If Garland is confirmed, Obama would be taking America back in time to an era where Supreme Court justices uphold the anti-gun policies of the president. Obama is hoping Garland will overturn the Supreme Court precedent that stands in the way of confiscatory gun control, like the gun ban and confiscation programs implemented in Australia

Here's hoping the GOP holds. Otherwise we are...

Advice and Consent

“In light of the contentious presidential election already well underway, my colleagues and I on the Judiciary Committee have already given our advice and consent on this issue: we will not have any hearings or votes on President Obama’s pick,” Mr. Lee said. “Any meeting with any nominee put forward by President Obama would only be a waste of the Senate’s time. The Court has very ably dealt with temporary absences in the past and will do so again now.”

Monday, March 14, 2016

An Unwise Choice

A bad guy attempts a robbery with an ax and a customer with a concealed carry permit and a pistol drops him. Good work.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

I don't like Donald Trump...

...but I despise the guys that shut down his rally. I still support Cruz, but ya know Trump might just do. I'm damn tired of the SJW believing only they have a right to free speech and the rest of us have to shut up. I don't think so.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

I've been doing it for years.

Now it's your turn.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Saunders grows a pair.

Bernie Sanders Criticizes Lawsuits That Blame Gun Makers for Murder
Hillary has been critical of his vote in favor of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. Ya know, that law she keeps lying about? He finally bit back. Still wouldn't vote for him. That Socialist thing, ya known.

Monday, March 7, 2016


Another Celebrity Threatens to Leave the Country. Miley Cyrus Cries Over Trump Photo.
Hell I'd donate towards the cost of a one-way ticket to the socialist paradise of her choice, as long as it's outside the United States. California, as a functional equivalent, is not eligible.

Make of it what you will.

It Smells

I don't know what happened here, the odds are against it being a mechanical malfunction. I'd put money on a finger being involved somehow.

H/T to Uncle.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

...and there will be blood in the streets.

West Virginia overrides veto, allows concealed carry without a permit
Those poor frightened police officers are gonna die in the streets because of permitless concealed carry.

Not, I think.

Maybe there is hope yet.

Saturday’s Primaries and Caucuses: Ted Cruz Wins Kansas and Maine, Trump Wins Kentucky and Louisiana
Cruz trounced Trump in both Kansas and Maine by large margins. Trump's wins in Kentucky and Louisiana were by small margins of 3% and 4%. Here's hoping Trump's momentum is slowing while Cruz's soars.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Bill Whittle: The Most Shameful Injustice

Another win for Cruz

Cruz Wins Kansas GOP Caucus
In a closed primary Cruz wins. In open primaries Independents and Democrats are pushing Trump ahead. Will they stay the course should Trump ge tthe nomination? Do I care. If Trump gets the nomination, not really.

..and some things just need to be shared.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Now That's Funny

Justice Dept. grants immunity to staffer who set up Clinton email server
She damn well better win. She's gonna have to give herself a pardon.

[UPDATE]And then i saw this...

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What He Said

It won’t be the first time…
This is a conversation I've been having alot lately. I figure if the GOP Establishment brokers the convention and someone other than Trump or maybe Cruz is nominated the party dies. If Trump gets nominated and wins, the party dies. What rises from the ashes can't be worse.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Report: Michael Bloomberg Probably Won’t Run for President
I was hoping for a Democrat spoiler.