Monday, March 30, 2020

Computer models are a case of...

...shit in, shit out.
The Kung Flu Hockey Stick
Is that what we are getting right now?

Just Saying...

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Gun Groups Sue Cal. Gov. Newson, L.A. County Sheriff Villanueva

BELLEVUE, WA – Four leading gun rights organizations today filed a lawsuit in federal court against California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, alleging both state and local policies and enforcement practices violate the Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights of their citizens.

Joining in the lawsuit are the Second Amendment Foundation, National Rifle Association, California Gun Rights Foundation and Firearms Policy Coalition. The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. A copy of the complaint may be read here.

“California’s attack on fundamental rights in times of emergency must be stopped in its tracks,” observed SAF founder and Executive Vice President, Alan Gottlieb. “This case is part of our mission to win firearms freedom one lawsuit at a time. And more, the lawsuits we are filing across the country are making a large number of other states, counties, and cities think twice before closing down essential gun stores.”

“Twenty-eight years ago, the LAPD had to withdraw their officers to protect their safety,” added CGF Chairman, Gene Hoffman. “We hope that the stay-home orders will mean that our public servants will not become infected in this pandemic, but the Constitution guarantees that everyone has a right to acquire arms and defend themselves should law enforcement not be able to respond before it’s too late. No petty autocrat can be allowed to suspend the Bill of Rights.”

“Municipalities and states that target lawful gun stores for closure aren’t promoting safety,” noted commented NRA-ILA Executive Director, Jason Ouimet. “By weaponizing their politics to disarm you and your loved ones, these shameless partisans are wantonly promoting a gun-control agenda that suffocates your Second Amendment rights when you need them most. NRA members recognize these unlawful power-grabs for what they are, and the National Rifle Association is proud to stand and fight alongside fellow Second Amendment groups who recognize it as well.”

“Especially due to the restrictive nature of California’s Byzantine gun laws that require the use of licensed dealers to buy and transfer both firearms and ammunition, the defendants’ orders and actions challenged individually and collectively violate the Constitution and individuals’ fundamental rights to keep and bear arms and due process of law,” explained attorney and FPC Director of Legal Strategy, Adam Kraut. “These irrational and outrageous fiat restrictions cannot withstand constitutional scrutiny and must be enjoined from enforcement.”

“California’s State and local governments cannot simply suspend the Constitution,” FPC President Brandon Combs said. “This case is one of many actions FPC is taking around the United States to fight for liberty and freedom. The entire FPC team has been and will remain all-hands-on-deck, working around the clock on important efforts to safeguard the People’s individual liberties and property, especially the rights to keep and bear arms, free speech, privacy, and due process. FPC is fully committed to uniting the advocacy space and partnering with organizations and law firms around the country to fight government abuses and defend the People’s right to defend their lives and homes. We especially wish to recognize and thank our incredible members and supporters who make all of our legal action, research, and grassroots activism programs possible.”

This is one of several legal actions filed in recent days in which SAF is a plaintiff.

“These lawsuits,” Gottlieb stated, “are making a large number of other states, counties and cities think twice before closing down essential gun stores.”

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Trump Admin Names Gun Makers, Retailers Essential Businesses Nationwide

Just Saying...

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Second Amendment Foundation Sues Wake County Sheriff

BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition and Grass Roots North Carolina today filed a federal lawsuit against Wake County, N.C. Sheriff Gerald M. Baker for refusing to accept new applications for pistol purchase permits or concealed handgun permits until April 30, using the COVID-19 outbreak as justification.

The complaint was filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Western Division. The organizations are joined by Kelly Stafford, a Wake County resident. Plaintiffs are represented by attorneys Ed Green, Raymond M. DiGuiseppe, and Adam Kraut.

“A public health emergency doesn’t suspend or nullify the right to keep and bear arms,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “During times of emergency is when a citizen needs the ability to obtain the means of self-defense, and Sheriff Baker’s decision stands directly in the way of that.”

“Although Sheriff Gerald Baker claims his refusal to accept applications for pistol purchase permits and concealed handgun permits doesn’t infringe on individual rights, nothing could be further from the truth,” said GRNC president Paul Valone. “During this emergency, as always, GRNC intends to ensure that lawful North Carolinians have the means to protect themselves and their families.”

“Sheriff Baker is implementing by fiat what the Supreme Court struck down in Heller – a ban on a citizen’s right to purchase a handgun for the defense of hearth and home. This action cannot be allowed to stand,” said GRNC Director of Legal Affairs Ed Green.

“Sheriff Baker’s unconstitutional actions have and will deprive law-abiding, peaceable individuals the opportunity to obtain handguns, the ‘quintessential self-defense weapon’ according to the U.S. Supreme Court, in a time where the arms are most needed,” explained attorney and FPC Director of Legal Strategy, Adam Kraut. “Sheriff Baker’s actions to stop processing and issuing required Pistol Purchase Permits violate fundamental human rights. We are proud to join GRNC and SAF in this fight to defend the rights of North Carolinians.”

In 2011, SAF and GRNC challenged the state’s ability to restrict firearms during states of emergency and won. That case was known as Bateman v. Perdue.

Good. Stick it to him.

Good Guy With a Gun

In Tulsa, a woman entered a store with a gun after and altercation outside and opened fire. A concealed carry permit holder inside shot and killed her. The woman was the only fatality. There is no mention if anyone else was injured but I'm sure the press would make sure to have mentioned it if there had been.
Concealed carry permit holder fatally shoots armed woman outside north Tulsa shopping center

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Uh Huh

Thursday, March 19, 2020

What He Said

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary.” - Henry Louis Mencken

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Data

At last - some actual Coronavirus data
Actual hope...kinda.

Recently Read

Mostly, I've been rereading lately. I've run through John Ringo's Monster Hunter Memoirs and Black Tide Rising novels as well as the first three of W. E. B. Griffin's Brotherhood of War series. Then there's...

Ship of Destiny by Frank Chadwick.
This is the sequel to Chain of Command and every bit as good. I'm looking to more in this series. Highly Recommended.

A Star-Wheeled Sky by Brad R. Torgersen.
I read Torgersen's last novel, The Chaplain's War, and really liked it. this one I had a hard time staying on track with. I got bored, but I did finish it. Hopefully the sequel will pick up the pace. 

Mind Games by Dan Willis.
This is the fourth in his Arcane Casebook series. It is every bit as good as those that preceded it. Highly Recommended. 

The Dream of the Iron Dragon by Robert Kroese.
This is the first in a series. Humans at war with an alien race find their ship cast several hundred years into the past. they have to repair their ship in an attempt to return home. It  is better than average and I liked it and have the second in the series in the pile. Recommended.

Castaway Resolution by Eric Flint and Ryk E. Spoor.
The last of Flint and Spoor's Castaway trilogy. It nicely wraps of the Kimei family odyssey and that's all I'm gonna say about that since you should read it for yourself. If you haven't read the previous novels start there. Highly Recommended. 

Monday, March 16, 2020

Recent Addition

Red Sonja by Joe Orsak

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Recent Additions

These are all more or less NSFW. Go look if ya want.

Just Because...

COVID19: This Is Why You're All Going To Die

Viruses

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Recent Addition

Art by Howard Chaykin. This is a model sheet from his "Hey Kids, Comics!"

Now That's Funny

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Rules are for Little People

Bloomberg Staffers Claim Campaign ‘Was a Grift,’ Admit to Canvassing for Other Campaigns
So, his campaign was just a work around to avoid campaign finance laws so as to push Democrats and his agenda. This has been claimed almost since he inserted himself as a candidate. He just buying elections.

Wrath of God?

Former Hostage Taker Of US Diplomats Dies Of Coronavirus In Iran
No fucking loss.

That There Is Funny

Gun Owners of America Applies for a Red Flag Order for Senator Charles Schumer
It won't go anywhere because laws are for little people don't ya known.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Good Riddance

Bloomberg drops out of presidential race, endorses Biden
He's not really out of the race. He's just no longer running for President. He still buying Democrats and center/left Republicans. Yes, they do still exist. Look no further than New York's Peter King and State Republicans down in Florida. If you support gun control you ain't a conservative. You're a RINO. Just saying...

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Just Saying...

NYPD’s Firearms Training Woefully Inadequate, Former Trainers Say
My employer has hired a few refugees from the NYPD. They tend to shoot no better or worse than locals. The problem is that law enforcement firearms training tends to focus on qualification not actual training. Most departments for reasons of expense spend exactly how much time the State requires and little more. I suspect the NYPD is nobetter or worse than other police departments in this regard.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Of Course He Does

WATCH: Bloomberg Tries to Defend Using Armed Guards While Pushing Gun Control
It's because he's special ya know, and we're just dumb asses down on the farm.

Recent Additions

Black Canary vs. Batwoman by Peter Temple, JET, and Mark Brown
Powergirl by Andre Ciderfao

Dragon Award nominations are open