Monday, December 31, 2018

This is a Problem

As More Retailers Ban Paper Money, It's Making Things Awkward For Customers Without Plastic
I don't want to live in a cashless society. I use my debit card most of the time but I want the option not to. Some dipshits will say, "well if you've got nothing to hide..." Not the point. It's my business how I spend my money and why. It's legal tender for a reason. A business that doesn't give me the option of cash doesn't get my business. Yes, I'm old and grumpy damn it.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

One Little Piggie

Friday, December 28, 2018

This Should Surprise No One

Gun Owners Don't Seem Eager to Comply With New Jersey's New Magazine Ban
Neither should the contents of the second half of the article in which New Jersey Law Enforcement officials bitch that the magazine restrictions apply to them as well and place their officer at risk. No problem. The NJ Legislature is gonna fix it for them 'cuz they're special and can be trusted with an extra five bullets unlike the rest of New Jersey.

Recently Read

Firefly: Big Damn Hero by James Lovegrove

I'm a big fan of Whedon's Firefly if not Whedon himself. It's hard to comprehend how someone can produce such freedom centered product and be such a hateful progressive dick. That aside, the book gets the feel of the characters right. It picks up after the last episode of the series. We learn a little more about Book and Mal's background. Hopefully as the novels progress the questions raised in the series and not answered in the movie will be answered. We can but hope. If you are a Firefly fan you will like the book. If not, you'll be lost. Watch the series and movie first. Enjoy.

We're Living in Heinlein's Crazy Years

Mizzou official: Asking a smaller woman on a date violates Title IX
Okay, maybe not "the crazy years", but definitely the stupid years.

[UPDATE] Not all is as reported.

Thursday, December 27, 2018


I'm not sure what the intended message might be. I say the message can be what you want it to be.

Ya Don't Say?

California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds
Nor has, I'd wager, any other gun control law they've passed.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Climate Change

I'm Pretty Sure There was a Finger Involved...

A cop was handling a personal weapon at a party when he shot himself in the hand and a fellow officer in the leg.

Prince George’s Co. police officers released from suspension after party shooting
The story says the gun discharged. I doubt it did it by itself. These things generally involved a finger on the trigger of a loaded weapon. Looks like all four of the Colonel's rules were broken and then some.


Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas

My mom [right] and her sister some Christmas past. Have a Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Not. One. Bit.

Two LSU football players meet some dude to sell him a piece of electronics. The dude pulled a gun on them to rob them. He dies when one of the players shot him in self-defense. The dude was eighteen years old. THAT's the story I read based on the facts presented. An eighteen year old thug dies while committing a robbery. The stories I've read tend to emphasize the part about the football players shooting the dude while de-emphasizing the fact that it appears to be a clear case of self-defense. One radio news outlet even called the dude a victim. He isn't a victim of anydamnthing. He a criminal shot in the commission of a crime. He a criminal shot in the commission of a violent felony. I'm sorry for the football player who had to shoot him. I'm even sorry for the criminal's family and their loss. I'm not sorry for the criminal who pulled a gun on the wrong person.
LSU football players threatened in robbery shoot and kill 18-year-old suspect

Damn right they should...

...but the Court seems to be doing it's best to let the lower courts ignore Heller and McDonald.
Supreme Court Should Clarify Second Amendment Test
Time to get off the pot Chief Justice Roberts.

Good Advice in the Christmas Season

Saturday, December 22, 2018

White Privilege

It's not what you know, it's who ya know. Now we know why Hogg put off a decision on college until after the media circus. So who's paying for it?

Just Because...

Current Events

Friday, December 21, 2018

Theft Under Color of Law

In Vermont two kids planned a school shooting spree but where found out before they could carry it out. One of the kids had planned to steal a relative's firearms to carry out the spree. The local police used Vermont's Red Flag law to seize the relative's guns when the kids had been identified and were in custody. The relative wasn't a co-conspirator. His guns were not a threat to anyone. The kids were in custody. Is this the abuse gun owners can come to expect from police and anti-gun bigots in the future? Yeah, I know. Dumb question. Mikey Bloomberg's The Trace considers this a sucess so the question answers itself. This is theft under color of law.
Student helps police foil alleged Middlebury school shooting plot
H/T to Sebastian.

Recently Read

In Plain Sight and Dead Letter by Dan Willis

PIs and magic in 1930s New York City. It's pretty good detective noir with a rational system of magic factored in. I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. Highly Recommended.

[UPDATE] Note: It looks like the only way to get Dead Letter is buy In Plain Sight and give it a review. Willis will then email you the novella. It's well worth a few minutes of your time.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The point is that the "right" people...

...would still be able to afford firearms and the insurance. The fact that the rest of us wouldn't is a feature.
NY Bill Would Require Gun Owners to Carry $1M Insurance Policies
It's gun control from the flank.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Current Events

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Recently Read

Wildfire by Kurt Schlicter

The third Kelly Turnbull novel takes our hero to the People's Republic, Germany, then back to the People's Republic in an attempt to thwart a Jihadi bioterror plot against the blue states. The details you'll have to find out for yourself. Like his previous books this one is highly recommended. Go buy it and enjoy.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Your carry gun needs to be on your person...

...or locked up. There is no in-between.
It’s Not A Carry Gun If You Don’t Carry It
It's a good article full of good advice to follow, but then, it's Tam.

But It Can't Happen Here...

Venezuelans regret gun ban, 'a declaration of war against an unarmed population'
It can, and if the Socialists Communists Progressives have their way, it will.

What they say, and what it means.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

It's What they Do...

14-year-old fires on police, kills himself at middle school; tipster praised for reporting threat, likely saving lives
Good work by the tipster and the police. No one was hurt, but the shooter, who killed himself.
What do we get from the Brady Bunch?
Apparently, our young potential mass murderer is a victim of gun violence.

Except, most people know the difference and once again the Brady Bunch beclowns themselves.

H/T to GFZ

Recently Read

Indian Country by Kurt Schlicter

That was quick. This is book two in Schlicter's Kelly Turnbull series. It is a prequel to People's Republic. In the first novel there is a mention to Turnbull's time in Indian Country, or southern Indiana, after the Split. He's sent in to provide the local the knowledge to resist. Mostly, they have the means. They were buries in the woods before the secret police could confiscate them. Oh, and all hell does break loose. Schlicter's third book is already out and I'm well into it. Highly recommended.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Recently Read

People's Republic by Kurt Schlicter
Schlicter is a conservative pundit and retired military. It shows in this novel of a future where the United States has divided into red and blue with the blue a hellhole of progressive SJW nonsense. The story involves a contractor hired to enter California and rescue a billionaires daughter. You get a good look at life in a socialist utopia and it's funny. It won't be to anyone on the Left but f**k 'em if they can't take a joke. I liked it so much I'm currently reading the sequel/prequel. Highly recommended.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Current Events

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Recently Read

A Pillar of Fire by Night by Tom Kratman

This is the seventh in Kratman's Carerra series. I liked it but had a hard time remembering what had gone before. It been three years since the last book. I probably needed to go back and refresh my memory with the previous novels except.... I did like it and look forward to the final volume in the series. Hopefully it won't be another three and a half years until it comes out.

The Valley of Shadows by John Ringo and Mike Massa

This is the latest in Ringo's Black Tide Rising series. It covers the initial stages of the plague. It covers much of the same material as the firdt half of the original novel but from the perspective of the Smith girls' uncle. I liked it as much as the others in the series and recommend it highly.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Good Gal with a Gun

In South Carolina, an escaped prisoner kicked in the back door of a local home. The female resident shot him in the head. That was the end of his story. the local Sheriff gave her a hug and told her he was proud of her. As are we all.
Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door

Friday, December 7, 2018

This Could Be Interesting

University of North Texas Suspends Student for… Gun Ownership??
They suspended a law student because he owns guns, but is that the real or only reason? He's a conservative, the founder of the school's banch of the Federalist Society, and an African-American. Fun times ahead for the University of North Texas, I think.

We're Living in Heinlein's "Crazy Years

Public university removes white instructor for telling students to ‘be respectful in class’
So it's racist to require a to be respectful of classmates and faculty.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

From the land of the perpetually offended...

...and stupid.
Calif. University 'Whiteness' Panel Claims 'Veggie Tales' Is Racist
SJWs have way too much time on their hands. I suggest hard labor.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Just A Thought

If a good guy with a gun decides to intervene when a bad guy with a gun does bad things, he needs to keep in mind that the cops coming to deal with the bad guy with drawn weapons don't know he is a good guy. This can result in the good guy getting shot. It is a risk a good guy with a gun takes in deciding to be a sheepdog rather than a porcupine.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Last Chance for Constitutional Carry in North Carolina

At least for the foreseeable future. Governor Cooper will most certainly veto the bill but we can still get it if the Republicans stick together and override his veto. It certainly won't happen once the GOP supermajority ends. We either do it now or wait until we get another supermajority or a Republican Governor. That might be awhile.  So get off your butt and contact Senator Berger and ask that he push HB-746. Please, do it now.




There is a season for everything. A time to pass HB-746, while a Governor’s veto can still be overridden, is upon us. . .

Senate Leadership’s Past Inaction
In recent months, North Carolina’s Republican senate leadership disappointed us with their inaction. Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger’s ostensibly pro-Second Amendment party had the numbers necessary to override a governor’s veto. To pass HB-746 (Permitless Concealed Carry and more), the NC Senate certainly had the support of the people. In fact, North Carolina gun owners, and other pro-civil rights citizens, were not only supportive of the bill, they downright demanded it. Yet, Senator Berger and Senate Rules Committee Chair, Senator Bill Rabon, didn’t deliver. They decided not to shepherd this excellent pro-gun bill through the NC Senate (it has already passed the NC House).

The Future Looks Freer
Fortunately, today is a new day—the past is the past. Rather than lamenting Senator Berger’s and Rabon’s past missteps, it’s time we offer solutions for a brighter future, and we at GRNC see Permitless Concealed Carry headed this way.

At this point in time, until January, Republicans still maintain a veto-proof majority in the NC Senate, just as they do in the NC House. Any perceived impediments to making HB-746 the law in our state are just that: perceived—but not real. At this moment, no obstruction is solid, and none can stand in the way of HB-746. Only Republican leaders themselves can stop it. Of course, the clock is ticking…

Senators Berger and Rabon must act
now to make this happen

Preparing for Future Victories
Should Senator Berger, Rabon and other senate leaders once again fail to act, it would only be another demonstration of the behavior that caused the loss of their veto-proof majorities (starting in January). Becoming squishy on gun rights, inaction and half-measures—these are the things that cause voters to sit home on Election Day, and this surely influenced the lackluster election results. Bold action, adhering to campaign rhetoric, and sweeping advances of the people’s rights—these are the things that victories are made of, and we can only hope that Senator Berger and others have learned this lesson, and have already started preparing for future victories. (Hint: passing HB-746 would be a good start). 

Demand the NC Senate Pass HB-746
Below, you’ll find information about how you can urge senate leader Phil Berger to act fast, pass HB-746 and then override the governor’s likely veto.  There is no reason this can’t be done, and it absolutely should be.

The only politicians who can stop
HB-746 are NC Senate Republicans 

Immediate Action Required!

  • PHONE NC SENATE PRO TEM PHIL BERGER: Use this number, (919) 733-5708, and the short text provided below to leave a message with staff (or on voice-mail). Suggested phone message:
Hello, my name is ____________, and I am calling to insist that Senator Berger utilize the veto-proof majority that Republicans still maintain in order to pass the omnibus gun bill, HB-746, and then override the governor’s likely veto. In the recent past, senate leadership disappointed voters on this bill, and on gun rights in general. However, Mr. Berger and other leaders now have a golden opportunity to make up for this and stand for gun rights. Of course, the clock is ticking on the supermajorities, so please tell Mr. Berger to act now, pass HB-746, and override the Governor’s likely veto. Thank you.

  • EMAIL NC SENATE PRO TEM PHIL BERGER: Use the email address and the copy/paste text provided below, under ‘Deliver This Message,’ to send a strong message about advancing our civil rights at every possible turn.


Email to:

Suggested Subject: "Pass HB-746 While You Still Can"  

Dear Senator Berger

I am writing to insist that you utilize the veto-proof majority that Republicans still maintain in order to pass the omnibus gun bill, HB-746, and then override the governor’s likely veto.

In the recent past, senate leadership disappointed voters on this bill, and on gun rights in general. However, you and other leaders now have a golden opportunity to make up for this past disappointment and stand for gun rights. At this point, there is nothing to lose, and any perceived impediments to making HB-746 the law in our state are just that: perceived—but not real.

Of course, the clock is ticking on the Republican supermajorities, so please act now, pass HB-746, and override the Governor’s likely veto.

I will be monitoring your actions on this matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.  


[UPDATED: 11/28/2018 8:12 pm]

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mass Shootings: Us Vs. Them

Commentary: How gun-free zones invite mass shootings
The surprise here isn't that other countries have a higher rate of mass shootings, but that The Chicago Tribune published this editorial by John Lott, Jr..

[UPDATE] Link Fixed.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Boycott 'Em

It's not like I'd be likely to buy their products anyway, but TOMS decided to give money to gun control groups and use misleading statistics on their homepage to justify their actions. Boycott 'em.
Another Company Throwing Its Weight Behind Gun Control

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Now That's Funny

Russia Wants Bulgarians to Stop Painting Soviet Monuments To Look Like American Superheroes
Who knew the Bulgarians had a sense of humor. We all knew the Russians didn't.

Monday, November 19, 2018

Recently Read

Target Rich Environment by Larry Correia

Short fiction by the creator Monster Hunter International. I think his strengths lie in the long form but these will do until the nest novel which, by the way, is the sequel to Son of the Black Sword, House of Assassins. Highly recommended.

The Better Part of Valor

Hagar the Horrible by Dik Browne was a humor strip had very nice art and layout that usually provided a chuckle except for that odd belly laugh here and there. Like this one from 4/7/1975.

Saturday, November 17, 2018


Friday, November 16, 2018

I get the sense they won't be satisfied...

...until we're dead.
Democrat Eric Swalwell: If Gun Owners Defy ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, ‘The Government Has Nukes’
Kinda gives new meaning to "progress" on gun violence doesn't it.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

That's a Win. At Least for Now.

Right to Wear T-Shirts That Depict or Mention Guns
... extends to public high school students, holds a federal judge in Wisconsin.
Who knows what might happen on appeal.


Whenever a good guy with a gun chooses to take action there is always a chance the police might not know the good guy from the bad when they show up on scene. It's understandable in the heat of the moment. It's not remotely understandable when the good guy's clothing clearly identified him as a security officer.
Black Security Guard Uses Gun to Prevent Violence, Cops Show Up and Kill Him
"Everybody was screaming out, 'Security!' He was a security guard."

Monday, November 12, 2018

'Nuff Said

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero, Dies at 95
I was looking at the pictures in comic books long before I started to actually read them. I "borrowed my brother's comics which were mostly DC. When I was able to pick up my own they were Marvel and on every one of them whether he was writing them or simply editing was the name Stan Lee. How much actual input he had in the creation of characters such as the Fantastic Four, Thor, Spider-Man, Hulk, etc, etc may be argued for decades. Hell, it is now. His influence on the comic industry can't be. Comics are a collaborative art form and he was the ultimate collaborator. In the end he lived his life and now he's gone. He lived a great life and he will be missed.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Veteran's Day

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Offered Without Comment...

...'cuz why bother?


Arizona GOP Accuses Dem Recorder of Destroying Evidence

Georgia Democrats tout surprise ballots that could sink Brian Kemp's bid for governor

Friday, November 9, 2018

A Good Guy with a Gun

In Missouri, a man heard screams outside his house. He picked up his 9mm and investigated to find a man assaulting a women in a car. Her clothing was torn and he was strangling her. The man pointed his gun at the man and ordered him to the ground. He complied. Police arrived to take him into custody. Sometimes the mere presence of a gun solves the problem.
Armed Citizen Saves Mother of Three from Alleged Assault After Hearing ‘Blood-Curdling’ Screams

Some Observations on the Mass Shooting in California

With the mass shooting in California, Senator Feinstein again, while the bodies are still warm, calls for more gun control, since all the gun control in the State of California that we were told would stop such things didn't.

The MSM is harping on the fact that the shooter was a former Marine rather than the fact he was decked out like an Anitifa twat. Searching for a narrative I guess.

There is mention of the six off duty cops in the bar who were unarmed. This is as it should have been if they were drinking. If you are out on the town drinking your firearm should be at home. If they weren't drinking why were they unarmed? This could have been stopped at the start by one armed customer.

AND I do have prayers for the families of those killed by the aforementioned twat, especially for the Sheriff's Deputy who arrived on the scene and did his duty even at the cost of his life.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018


A Mob Showed Up Outside Tucker Carlson’s House And Ordered Him To ‘Leave Town’
These fascist little bastards need to be taught boundaries.

...And Some Good News

NRA's Free Speech Claims Against N.Y. Officials May Proceed

The NRA alleges that New York officials are trying to pressure banks and insurance companies not to deal with the NRA, because of the NRA's political activities.

The Day After

The bat shit crazy wing of the Democrat Party, that would be all of them, took the House. The GOP kept the Senate. I see two years of not much anything getting done in Congress except for The GOP packing the courts with conservative judges. Honestly, I think we came out better than the Democrats.
Election results 2018: Forget the blue wave and behold the purple puddle

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Election Day

GO VOTE! If you value your freedoms, if you value your First and Second Amendment rights, VOTE.

That is all.

Laying the Proper Blame

There is also a tendency for our side to blame their side and their side to blame our side when mass shootings occur. Only one person should be blamed; the nut job who pulled the trigger. Note, there is no cure for bat shit crazy.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Pot, Kettle

Maxine Waters: Trump ‘Placing a Target on My Back’ — ‘He’s Promoting Violence’
If you can't say anything else about her, she has unmitigated gall to discuss violence in any context, but then she's a Democrat.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

We Will See

Poll Suggests Possibility of Another Silent Red Wave:
It's down to the wire and I have no idea how this is gonna turn out. All I do know is that the media and polls were wrong in 2016, and I pray for a repeat.

Friday, November 2, 2018

In a Nutshell

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Recently Read

HMS Nightingale by J. A. Sutherland

This is #4 in the series and is of consistent quality with the previous novels. I liked it. I'll get the next soon. Highly recommended.

To Our Friends in Georgia

Georgia’s Democratic Candidate For Governor Calls For Banning AR-15s
Yes, she wants your guns. Vote accordingly.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Are Republicans "People" to a Leftist?

Happy Halloween

That would give anybody a fricken nightmare.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Good Guy with a Gun

In Alabama, a father and his kids were in a McDonald's when a gunman entered the restaurant and opened fire.
The father then opened fire on the gunman, fatally wounding him. The unidentified dad and one of his kids, a minor, were also struck, but do not have life-threatening injuries.
The gunman is answering to his maker, and those injured will recover. Nobody dies but the asshole who needed to. That's a win.

Monday, October 29, 2018


Sunday, October 28, 2018


He opens his mouth and stupid comes out. He is the gift that keeps on giving.

Blood Dancing

Democrats Use Mass Shooting At Pittsburgh Synagogue To Demand Gun Control
The usual suspects peddling the same old shit. Go figure.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Of Course

Shannon Watts Calls for More Gun Laws Before Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Facts Known
Blood dancing is the Left's primary past time.

Mass Shooting in Pittsburg... a local synagogue. Shooter in custody. Details at the link.
At Least 10 Dead and Officers Shot in Saturday Morning Attack on Pittsburgh Synagogue
Beyond that I'll hold my opinion until we get some facts.


Synagogue mass shooting in Pittsburgh

Friday, October 26, 2018

It's What They Do...

Law of Self Defense: Media Mangles “Stand-Your-Ground” Law Yet Again
I doubt I have to tell anyone reading this the di'sfference between "castle doctrine" and "stand your ground". I don't have to tell the author of this article either. He knows the difference. Liar.

Current Events: Michael Ramirez Edition

It's What They Do...

Nolte: NBC News Hid Information that Would Have Cleared Kavanaugh of Avenatti Rape Allegations
Democrat operatives with bylines. So, why believe a word out of the mouths of any of them. They are known by their actions.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Recently Read

Mutineer and The Little Ships by J. A. Sutherland

These are two and three in the series. In the first New London is now at war with another Star Nation and Carew has been placed on a ship whose Captain is intent on driving her from the service even if he has to kill her to do it. The next finds her caught up in the shenanigans of the Foreign Office and their attempts to cause turmoil within the borders of their enemy. All of these books have a Horatio Hornblower feel to them with strong David Weber and David Drake influences. All them are damn good reads with strong plots and excellent characterizations. I've been reading them up back to back. I can't recommend them enough.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Why Does This Not Surprise Me

The Problem With the FBI's 'Active Shooter' Data

Mail Bombs

This close to the midterms, I have many thoughts on this, but unlike the usual suspects, I'll keep them to myself until we get something called evidence. Ya know, that thing the Left cares nothing for anymore.

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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Selective Memory, Democrat Style

Which is fucking always.

Recently Read

Her Majesty's American by Steve White

I can't say I've ever been impressed by almost anything White has written that he didn't have a co-writer on. It's readable and it's okay.

Into the Dark by J. A. Sutherland

Seems like a very good combination of David Drake and David Weber. A female Horatio Hornblower in space. I liked it a lot and will pick of the others in the series. Recommended.

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Truck set on fire because of pro-Trump stickers, owner says
The owner had a few too many and left his truck in the bar's parking lot while he took an Uber home. His transgression? Two Trump stickers on the rear bumper.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Current Events