Tuesday, October 23, 2018

To The Stupid Party

Don't get cocky. You're still in a battle.
Six Reasons Republicans Should Still Worry About the Midterms


We'll see if it makes a difference.
The Supreme Court Has a Chance to Enforce Heller
We've been waiting for years. Go with the stronger case. A few more months won't matter.

Monday, October 22, 2018

What if it's Chocolate Milk?

Got Racism? PETA Says Milk Is a Symbol for White Supremacists.
When everything is racist, nothing is.

Problems That Aren't

My guess is they're afraid it might interfere with Left/Anifa/Democrat efforts to intimidate voters.
Gun Control Group Urging People to Text Authorities and Report Armed Citizens

Sunday, October 21, 2018

For What It's Worth

Snapshot: Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Assault Rifles
Nobody cares what a poll says unless it supports their position. Politicians intent on stripping Americans of their rights aren't going to stop even if we kick them to the curb. At best it gives us hope that we might start that kicking to the curb bit.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Recently Read

Uncharted by Kevin J. Anderson and Sarah A. Hoyt

Halley's Comet exploded sometime 16th century and magic was possible again. The down side was that North America was cut off from Europe so history branched off from what we know. Now in 1804 the Sorcerer Ben Franklin contracts Lewis and Clark to form an expedition to find a route to the Pacific to determine whether Europe can be reached the long way round, and there is evil magic afoot in the Western lands. They are tasked to investigate that as well. Anderson and Hoyt are both fine writers on their own and work very well together. It's a good read and I enjoyed it very much. I think it is potentially the first in a series. I hope so. It is good stuff. Highly Recommended.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Does "Beto" Actually Know the State He Lives in?

Beto O’Rourke: Texas Should Lead National Conversation for Gun Control
Yeah, I'm guessing not as well as he thinks. November 6 will tell the tale.

Maybe Kavanaugh will pay off sooner than we thought

Continuing Fight to Protect Second Amendment Rights, Attorney General Jeff Landry Leads 17-State Coalition Against Overreaching Gun Restriction

BATON ROUGE, LA – With federal court decisions impacting Louisiana people, regardless of where the lawsuits originate, Attorney General Jeff Landry is leading a 17-state coalition against a New York City gun restriction which threatens Second Amendment protections.

In an amicus brief filed today, General Landry’s coalition asks the United States Supreme Court to consider the permitting scheme’s burden on Second Amendment rights, the full extent of those rights, and the applicability of those rights to self-defense outside the home.

“The restrictive policies memorialized in New York City’s ‘premises permit’ scheme unduly burdens the Second Amendment rights held by all Americans,” said General Landry. “Criminalizing travel with a securely stored firearm creates an imbalance in our federal system that weighs against lawful exercise of the Second Amendment inside and outside of New York City.”

The terms of New York City’s pricey permit prohibit removing any firearm from the home with two exceptions, practicing at a range in the city or hunting in the state - and hunting requires authorization from the city’s police department. To remove a firearm from the home for any other purpose requires a separate, yet similarly expensive “carry” permit that is very difficult to obtain.

In their legal brief, General Landry and his counterparts argue that New York City did not show sufficient cause to burden citizens’ gun rights in their pursuit of crime prevention and public safety, both of which are frustrated by restricting licensed and trained gun owners from carrying outside their homes. This restriction has the practical implication of leaving thousands of firearms in unoccupied homes, where they are of no use to their lawful owners when faced with dangerous situations.

“The need for self-defense is not limited to the home and the right to possess a firearm should not be either,” said General Landry. “From self-defense to hunting, the lawful exercise of our Second Amendment rights should be fully supported.”

New York City’s regulation not only offends the Second Amendment and other constitutional protections, but it also poses a serious economic burden. “New York’s regulatory scheme discriminates against interstate commerce because it ‘deprives out-of-state businesses of access to a local market’ by forbidding its citizens from hunting and patronizing ranges outside the State with their own guns,” wrote General Landry and the others.

The 16 states joining Louisiana in the brief are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin through their Attorney Generals and Mississippi and Kentucky through their Governors. The case is New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. et al. v. City of New York et al.

New York's Sullivan Act has already been found constitutional by the Second Circuit in Kachalsky v. Cacace (2012), but hey, go for it. If we can get it heard by the Supreme Court, with it's slight realignment toward the right, who knows what will happen.

Just Because...

Portland needs more ladies like this.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Current Events

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

I'm Done 'Til 2020

Early voting has begun in North Carolina so I held my nose and got it done. If you are not sure which candidates support your right to keep and bear arms there is no better guide than the link below.
2018 GRNC Candidate Recommendations
I also noticed this little tidbit of which I was unaware.
Judicial candidates: While judicial candidates are now (for the first time) required to identify their party affiliation, left-wing candidates for NC Court of Appeals and NC Supreme Court are unfortunately exploiting changes to election laws by registering as Republicans in order to split the Republican vote and place leftists in the courts. Please know which judicial candidates you plan to support before going to the polls!
Despite their protestations, the actions of the Left make it clear they have no interest in open and fair elections. If they did they wouldn't have to use these tactics to win. Then again, that may be sour grapes on my part that we didn't think of it first.

Go Vote.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

In [formerly] Great Britain...

This is a Catch-22. The arrest you for carrying a knife you are allowed to carry for work, then fine you, and then let you keep the knife because you need it for work. Why? So they can start the cycle again, I guess.

H/T to GFZ.