Thursday, August 16, 2018

It's About Time

Masterpiece Cakeshop Sues Colorado And Gov Hickenlooper Citing Religious Discrimination
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission is at it again, and this time Jack Phillips is hitting back.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Happy Ending

In North Carolina, a fifteen year old girl shot her mother's boyfriend twice when he choked her mother. The teenager had her brother bring her the firearm which she used by shooting the boyfriend twice. She hit him once in the chest. He did not survive. The teenager will not be charged. The boyfriend had a history of domestic abuse.
15-Year-Old Fatally Shoots Man Choking Her Mother
The mother and children are alive. The worthless boyfriend is dead. That's a better ending than most victims of domestic abuse get.

Business as Usual for the Gun Control Industry

Seriously?

So, the Imam and his crew in New Mexico who were arrested for child abuse in that they were training children to be school shooters got released on a twenty thousand dollar unsecured bond. That amounts to a written promise to appear. What do we hear from the gun control industry's current mouth pieces? Crickets. I guess politics and narrative are more important than actually doing something.
New Mexico Jihadis Can Leave Jail Until Child Abuse Trial, Judge Rules
UPDATE:
According to ABC News, the suspects were “released on $20,000 bond each on Monday evening and ordered them to wear ankle monitors until trial, the Taos County Sheriff’s Office announced.”
Locally, that would be pre-trial release with what amounted to house arrest. Still seems lax to me.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Current Events

Saturday, August 11, 2018

It's About Free Speech

Free Speech and Banned Books
This ongoing argument about downloading digital code so you can us a multitude of devices to make firearms is as much a issue of the First Amendment as the Second with the weight going toward the First. The anti's argument seems to be this information is dangerous and digital so its not protected like a book would be. We can ban it. Ummm. OK. The 3-D printing code for the Liberator pistol is now in book form. Let's see how the courts feel about banning that. The stopper is out of the drain guys. You can't put it back in.

It's what they do...

Lie.
8 kids a day are accidentally killed or injured by FAMILY FIRE. FAMILY FIRE is a shooting involving an improperly stored gun.
Brought to you by the Brady Campaign. They been doing this s**t a long time. Lying, that is.

H/T Uncle

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Kasich Throws Vets Under the Bus

In Ohio, Gov. Kasich wouldn't sign a modification of their CCW regulations because the Legislature wouldn't pass a gun control package he favored. The change in CCW would have waived the fee and training for veterans and active duty military. What Kasich wanted was
...a six-part plan of proposed new regulations pitched to state lawmakers. The package included banning bump stocks, changing Ohio law to mirror federal regulations on armor-piercing ammo, straw buys, and gun surrenders due to domestic violence charges, as well as instituting a so-called “red-flag” bill to allow for temporary gun seizures in cases where an individual is thought to be a threat to themselves or others.
Bump stock are a novelty. The only time they have been used in a crime was the mass killer in Las Vegas. Banning them amounts to virtue signalling to the gun control crowd. Changing Ohio law to mirror Federal law regarding armor piecing ammunition serves no purpose but making such ammo more illegal. It's more virtue signalling. Straw buys? More of the same. If Ohio law doesn't already require surrender of firearms due to domestic violence charges they are 17 years behind what Federal law already requires, thus, more virtue signalling. And for what my opinion is worth, temporary "red Flag" laws that don't place the due process for any seizure of firearms on the front end of the process with at least a court ordered commitment of some sort as the red line are a violation the owner's Second Amendment rights and due process. Oh, and the bill is law anyway because it was passed with a veto proof majority. All in all Kasich's six part plan is simple virtue signalling in hopes it will draw him votes from Never Trumpers and proponents of gun control in the Republican party when he runs against Trump in 2020. It won't get him Democrat votes because they only support anti-gun Republicans in the primaries. It is amazing who politicians will throw under the bus to get ahead.
Ohio drops CCW fees for vets without Kasich signature on bill

What I've Been Watching...

Still watching mostly anime. The domestic product is more of the same old and of little interest. What I've been watching lately is Angolmois: Record of Mongol Invasion. Obvious by the title is it is a historical adventure/drame of the Mongol Invasion of Japan. I'm only two episodes in but it's top notch. KonoSuba: God's Blessing on This Wonderful World! is seriously funny and more than a little bit fucked up in that way only Japanese entertainment can be. Durarara!! tells the story of a Celtic dullahan living and working in modern Ikebukuro. Mix that with youth gangs, Russians, Yakuza, and a girl possessed by a demon sword and you get an interesting ride. Add Eden of the East and Phantom in the Twilight to Naruto and a few other titles I've mentioned before and that's what's keeping me up at night.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

What's Old is New Again

The 1986 Plastic Gun Panic: How the gun control lobbies nearly tricked Congress into banning millions of ordinary guns.
It's a good article by Dave Kopel. The gun control lobby must have a file tucked away somewhere containing their list of tired failed arguments waiting for the next round.

H/T to Uncle.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Crazy Years

Most of this stuff I really don't care about. I'm a libertarian. Until the moment you have to pass laws to force people who disagree to except it or be fined or go to jail. I have a problem with that. Like I said, I'm a libertarian.

As for the dude who got a lower insurance rate by "identifying" as a women? that was inspired and funny as hell.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Recently Read

The Fractal Man by J. Neil Schulman

I like Schulman's previous novels. Alongside Night, The Rainbow Cadenza, and Escape From Heaven were all fine novels with The Rainbow Candenza leading the pack. If I see copies of these novels in a used bookstore I always buy them so I can give them to friends. I always look forward to a new novel by Schulman. The Fractal Man just doesn't do it for be. The story is thin, depends too much on cameos by real people or their fractals, and it seems like mostly fragments of bare bones ideas he's had for stories jammed together into ...whatever. Yeah, I'm disappointed and can't recommend it. So if you want to read a good Schulman novel, read The Rainbow Candenza and hope for better next time.

Bill Whittle: Reparations

A Good Guy With a Gun

In Florida, A guy got in a fist fight at a "back to school" event. He left and came back with a gun. A CCW permit holder at the event took him down before he could open fire. The only one injured was the bad guy with bullet wounds to the legs. Nobody died, and that 's a good thing.
Shooter Targets Back To School Event — Runs Into A Good Guy With A Gun

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Current Events

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Amazon Enters the Fray...

...and it does no good at all.
Amazon Forces CodeIsFreeSpeech.com Off The Air (Its Back Up!)
You can find the Defense Distributed files here. Download and distribute.
CodeIsFreeSpeech.com
Oh, and in case Blogger decides to block the link here is the URL. Cut and paste to get there.
https://codeisfreespeech.com/

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Cherry Pick Your Judge and Your Circuit...

...and who knows what the outcome will be. We're long pass the notion that Judges are subject to the Constitution. Sixty years of Miller being used to limit the Second Amendment and ten years of ignoring Heller and McDonald show that.
Harvard Law Professor: First Amendment Protects 3D Gun Files

Current Events