Sunday, June 17, 2018

The answer is no...

...at least in Illinois [for now].
Can Police Arrest Person Carrying Gun Without First Checking If He's Licensed?

We hold that Penister's possession of a gun did not constitute probable cause to arrest him, as the gun possession did not support an inference that any offense had occurred. See People v. Aguilar, 2013 IL 112116, 20 (the second amendment right to bear arms extends beyond the home).

That's a win for the good guys.

Recently Read

The Flowers of Vashnoi by Lois McMaster Bujold

It's labelled "An Ekaterin Vorkosigan novella" and That's all you really need to know about before buying it and reading it. Miles is in it but it is about his wife. It's as good as anything else in the series which means it's really good. At four bucks it was worth every penny and more. It was over way too fast. Highly Recommended.

Happy Father's Day

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Recently Read

A Dragon Waiting by John M. Ford

I remember Ford for two well done Star Trek novels he wrote in the 80's. Back then, I picked this book up in the library but for some reason was never able to get past the first few chapters. Now I wonder why? It an alternative history with fantasy elements revolving around England's Edward the IV and Richard III. Oh, it is good. I'm sorry it took me so long to get around to it. Highly Recommended.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Current Events

Thursday, June 14, 2018

...but, but, nobody needs a knife...

...just ask the Mayor of London.
Samaritan Knife Use: Boise 13-under football team lifts wrecked car; cuts couple free
Good work guys.

I'd Call It A Win

Judge temporarily blocks Deerfield assault weapons ban, which was to take effect Wednesday
Illinois has preemption. Under their preemption law firearms ordinances passed prior to it's passage were grandfathered but no new ones after. The city council i Deerfield figured they could get around preemption by amending an existing ordinance. They got sued and the judge has told Deerfield "not so fast". The order is temporary, but I expect it to become permanent. We'll see. As of now, it's a win, and I'll take that.

H/T to Sebastian.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

This Is How You Get More Trump














Democrats turn to Hollywood for messaging help
Please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please, please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please,please...

...because all flyover country needs is more lectures from Hollywood.

Monday, June 11, 2018

In [formerly] Great Britain



This is what lies at the bottom of the slippery slope. Subjects not citizens. That was painful to watch.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Recently Read

Conquistador by S. M. Stirling

I read this when was originally published in 2003. I fond of pretty much anything Stirling has written. I think the first book of his I read was Marching Through Georgia. In Conquistador, a wounded veteran of the Pacific War comes home and discovers a portal to a parallel Earth were North America was never colonized. He gathers his war buddies and they correct that and then agree to keep the secret by whatever means necessary. Sixty-three years later they and their heirs are still keeping that secret, and there the story begins. It's typical Stirling and highly recommended.

The Mad Lancers by Brian McClellan

This is a prequel novella to McClellan's Sins of Empire. He gives us the origin of Ben Stryke and the Mad Lancers. It is as good as anything else McClellan has written and that's pretty damn good. Again, highly recommended.

Terminated Without Warning or Notice

[UPDATE]

Oops? My ass.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Current Events

Friday, June 8, 2018

Who's Footing the Bill?

I think we all know...
Parkland Activists Announce 20-State Tour: 'If You Don't Support This ... It'll Look Like You're Going Against Kids'
...and, well, I am. I see no need to fall in behind these know-nothing know-it-alls who are nothing more than fronts for the usual suspects.

H/T: Billll.

Sucks to be on the recieving end doesn't it?

Law professor concerned about defending the law is introduced to Eric Holder, Obama administration

It's What They Do...

NC Gun Roster Being Sold As Preventing Faulty Weapons
The California gun roster is nothing but pure gun control. It bans guns based on features that have no effect on the safety of the weapon unless you consider a functional firearm unsafe in and of itself. The sponsors of the North Carolina bill that seeks to adopt California's roster wholesale are trying to sell it as a measure to test firearms to make sure they are safe. It's not about safety, it's about incremental gun control. It's called being disingenuous. It's called lying, but that's okay as long as you are a Democrat pushing an agenda.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Current Events

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ain't Gonna Happen

With the GOP super majority in the North Carolina House that isn't likely to change anytime soon, it ain't gonna happen. We may not get Constitutional Carry or a repeal of the Jim Crow pistol purchase permit, but this won't float. Always wise though to contact your representatives and remind them of the consequences of stupidity.
Democrats Push California-Style Gun Control for North Carolina

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

SWATting IS Attempted Murder

...and whoever did it needs to be in jail. The police didn't know what they are walking into and a sudden move or mis-perception by a tense police officer can lead to murder by cop.
Parkland Activist David Hogg Victim of 'Swatting.' Was It Attempted Murder?

Sunday, June 3, 2018

I'm pretty sure there was a finger involved

FBI agent accidentally shoots bar patron when gun falls out of holster while dancing
The word they were looking for was "negligent".

UPDATE:...and alcohol. I'd be interesting to find out what repercussions the "special" Agent faces.

 

Now That's Funny...

...and typical.

















Layers and layers of editorial oversight over there at USAToday.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Gun Registration's End Game

A California farmer tried to comply with California's firearms registration requirements and ended up charged with 12 felony counts. This is the intended end game for the laws. They criminalize legal activity and the law abiding are suddenly felons. If you are a gun owner in California/New Jersey/or New York with best thing to do is vote with your feet and take you guns elsewhere. At the least, follow Sebastian's advise and consult with your attorney before even considering complying with the law.
California Farmer Charged With 12 Felonies After Trying To Register His Guns

Recently Read

Relics by Tim Lebbon

It was recommended by a friend and I'm glad he did. A grad student's boyfriend disappears and her search for him leads into the London criminal underworld and the the unexpected. I'd call it Urban Fantasy. Good characters, plot, and world building. There were points where the pace slowed but they're few. Highly recommended.