Wednesday, February 28, 2018

GRNC Alert - Call The White House Comment Line

From GRNC:


The recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, underscores the continued failure of "gun-free" zones. Creating target-rich environments, and then relying on government ineptitude to "secure" those environments has proven time and time again to be a recipe for failure. Unfortunately, the anti-gun movement is seizing this moment (as they do with every other tragedy) to push an agenda that will turn your Constitutionally-protected right into a narrowly carved out privilege.

Grass Roots North Carolina stands firm with Gun Owners of America,who recently noted that "If President Donald Trump’s goal is to ban bump stocks, then that is a gross infringement of Second Amendment rights. GOA has long warned that such a ban can easily be applied to triggers, magazines, or semi-automatic firearms."

It is critical that we remind President Trump that pro-gun voters like you elected him to stand firmly in support of the Second Amendment!


SIGN OUR PETITION: Please visit our website at to sign our petition to President Trump to stand firmly with the Second Amendment, and to oppose the latest round of corporate-funded gun-grabbing hysteria.

PHONE AND EMAIL THE WHITE HOUSE: Let's light up the White House switchboards and remind them that pro-Second Amendment voters like you voted for President Trump for a reason. The phone number is 202-456-1111 and the email link is

DONATE TO GRNC: Unlike the billionaires that create astroturf gun control lobbies, Grass Roots North Carolina is run by volunteers and funded by people like you; regular, law-abiding Americans that value their rights and freedoms. Please consider making a donation to GRNC by visiting this link:


Hello. I am calling to tell President Trump that, as a law-abiding gun owner, I oppose any of the gun control efforts currently being discussed. This includes banning bump stocks or any other devices to modify rate of fire, raising the minimum age of any firearms purchases, or the expansion of any "gun free zones" that continually put our citizens at risk. Thank you for your time.

Somebody is Paying the Bills

Big surprise: Student gun control activists have been getting help from Democrats, progressive groups

Tump is trying to be bipartisan on the gun issue...

...and all he is going to do is alienate gun owners. If I'm gonna be stabbed in the back by my so called friends, I might as well let the Democrats plung the knife in eye to eye. Maybe Trump is playing the Left. Maybe not. We'll have to see how it plays out.
Trump Stuns Lawmakers With Seeming Embrace of Gun Control

Monday, February 26, 2018

The Grassley-Cruz Bill

Tightens up some NICS stuff that our side generally is in favor of. It promotes actual enforcement of existing laws, like felons that lie on a 4473 under penalty of perjury, &c. Allows interstate firearms sales, which is good for me, but bad for my gun store as I'd buy stuff in other states, like Hatfields in Virginia.
A summary of the bill.

Sounds good but the key is the actual language. If it is overly broad it will be a problem.

An MSNBC poll on Guns in Schools

At this point we are behind. Vote here.

Recently Read

Outies by J. R. Pournelle

This is the third book in the Moties series. It is written by Pournelle's daughter. It picks up the thread from early The Gripping Hand about New Utah. Interesting, but not really up to the other two. Still, I liked it and look forward to more novels by this Pournelle.

Current Events

Recent Addition

This page is from Dell's TALES of the GREEN BERET issue #4. Dell published five issues. The art is by Sam Glanzman. A newspaper strips of the same name was produced by Robin Moore and Joe Kubert. For a short while, before the strip ended, John Celardo took over the art chores. I've always like Glanzman's work. I didn't actually expect to win this piece. Goes to show one should be careful with the eBay phone app. I'm damn glad the bidding topped out where it did, because my accidental bid was much higher. No more last second bids. Oh, well.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Dan Bongino: The Powerful Understand the Need to Be Protected

Colion Noir: How To Stop School Shootings

Colion Noir: The Media Loves Mass Shootings

Boycott the Boycotters

I didn't join the NRA to get discounts, and I'm pretty sure none of the other members did either. Maybe the NRA makes a little bit on the deal. I don't know. I'll just increase my donations to the NRA instead of doing business with those that boycott them. My choice. My money. These guys need to understand that virtue signalling comes with a cost.
Seven Companies That Caved to Anti-NRA Pressure
Allied Van Lines Avis Car Rental
Budget Rent-A-Car
Chubb. Ltd (Carryguard insurance)
Delta Airlines
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
First National Bank of Omaha
Hertz Rent-A-Car
North American Van Lines
Norton antivirus
Paramount Rx
Starky Hearing
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Best Western

Here is a current list.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Advice from a Canadian...

If I had one recommendation for Americans, it would be this: if the Second Amendment falls - then you let those liberal fart suckers know that it ALL falls. Their right to free speech goes out the window with your right to keep and bear arms. That in turn should be a declaration of war against those who support the Constitution, and those that won't. Because once you let one group of miscreants start chipping away at it - they will ALL want to re-write it in their favour.
Go ahead and read the whole article.

About Sums it Up



You read that right. Rep. Marcia Morey (D-Durham), a former judge, whose April appointment to the NC House filled a vacant seat, is looking to turn North Carolina into California—but not regarding sunshine and fad diets. In short, Morey will be proposing the establishment of “firearm restraining orders” (FROs) in our state. An FRO would be issued as a result of an “exparte” (emergency) hearing, where a judge can authorize the seizing of a private citizen’s guns where no crime has been proven (no guilty verdict delivered), and in fact, even where no arrest has taken place. Most likely, the proceedings will be allowed to take place even in the absence of the accused. This means the accused citizen cannot face his accusers, nor defend himself through counsel or otherwise. This is a serious violation of fundamental Constitutional due process rights.

A First Amendment Analogy One could liken an FRO hearing, and subsequent confiscation, to accusing a reporter of so-called “hate speech,” and then, once the accusation is made, an emergency hearing is held without the presence of the accused reporter. The hearing could result in a ten-day gag order being placed on the reporter, barring the reporter from speaking (or reporting) until a primary hearing. So, the reporter’s First Amendment rights are suspended—absent any due process! In the case of Second Amendment rights, even if the accused’s firearms are returned after ten days, there is nothing to prevent the police from having registered them with the BATFE. Moreover, the accused will still be out thousands of dollars spent on the ensuing legal defense—that is, only if the accused can afford it in the first place.

No Pretense, Just Straight-up Confiscation FROs are not a foot in the confiscatory door. There is no pretense here. FROs blatantly and aggressively kick that door down, and once FROs are in place, the valid reasons for establishing an FRO against an individual will surely loosen. At first, perhaps close family members and a few others very close to a person may be able to point a finger and “report” him. That’s bad enough, but be sure, the already Orwellian rules surrounding FROs will surely expand. It’s likely that, eventually, virtually anyone in a person’s sphere will be able to accuse a person and begin the unconstitutional process of having the accused’s legally owned firearms forcibly confiscated. Does this sound like a free country to you, a free state?

Will Republicans Protect the Citizenry? As of now, we don’t know how the Republican majority in Raleigh will react when asked to establish a gun confiscation mechanism. We do know that there is always danger that politicians will stick a finger in the air and just “go with the flow,” as the anti-gun crowd aggressively pushes to not “let a crisis go to waste.” There is real danger here. We need to inform our representatives that we will not allow them to rescind our Constitutional due process rights. Free, law-abiding citizens are to remain free, and we will not tolerate being punished for the crimes of another.

Below, see how you can contact your representatives to let them know you won’t tolerate the establishment of extra-Constitutional laws in our state.


EMAIL REPUBLICANS IN THE NC HOUSE: Click here, then here, and then here. Check your default email program after clicking each link. Each time, an email should have been automatically generated for you. Simply add your name to the bottom and hit “send.” If the email(s) were not generated, or were not generated properly, simply use the copy/paste email lists provided below, and the copy/paste text provided under ‘Deliver This Message.’

PHONE YOUR NC REPRESENTATIVE: Use this link to find your representative. Tell him or her that you expect them to actively and vocally stand against any legislation that would establish extra-Constitutional “Firearms Restraining Orders,” kangaroo courts setup to strip citizens of gun rights without due process.


Republican NC House copy/paste email *list(s);;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;

*Spam filters or email program limitations may cause the need to send more than one email, to cover the entire list of representatives. If required in your case, the list above is split into three pieces, for your convenience.


Suggested Subject: "Protect Due Process, No to Firearm Restraining Orders"

Dear Representative:

I am writing because I’ve just been informed of the horrifying proposal that Rep. Morey is preparing to introduce. I understand Rep. Morey would like to establish “Firearm Restraining Orders” (FROs) in our state. FROs are simply mechanisms for bypassing constitutional due process protections in order to confiscate firearms, at whim, from accused persons who have not been convicted of any crime. Not only can one’s firearms be confiscated based on accusation alone, FRO hearings can also be held without the presence of the accused. To say this is unacceptable is an understatement.

I am incensed that any representative in an ostensibly free state would even suggest such an ominous mechanism be established within our legal system. I assure you, citizens like me will not stand for the suspension of our Constitutional rights. I insist that you act now to put a stop to any legislation that would establish these extra-constitutional judicial bodies, which are designed to strip people of their rights based on accusations alone.

Also, I must insist that you explain to me where you stand on this issue. I must be sure that my representatives are on the side of liberty—protecting my rights—and are not willing to oppress Constitutional guarantees simply due to the current direction of political winds.

I need a response from you, and I will also be monitoring your actions on this matter through alerts from Grass Roots North Carolina.


Current Events

Oh. Joy.

Jennifer Lawrence: Time to Take a Year Off and "Fix Our Democracy"

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Recently Read

The Gripping Hand by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven

The sequel to The Mote in God's Eye is not as good as the original but not off by much. We all knew a time would come when the Empire would have to deal with the Motie threat. Good book.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Just Because...

I'm a big Frank Cho fan from his Liberty Meadows strip. His comic book work is OK. I'd be better if he would finish a project once in a while.

It is what they do...

FAKE NEWS: CBS News says it’s easier to buy an ‘assault rifle’ than cold medicine
What alternative reality do these people live in?

Current Events

They say they want a conversation...

6 Reasons Your Right-Wing Friend Isn’t Coming To Your Side On Gun Control
Gun control advocates don't want a "conversation". They want gun rights advocates to sit down and shut up. If we don't we are evil. Kinda like the "conversations" in an abusive marriage. So, the answer is no.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

It is what they do...

The anti-gun, anti-Trump media is claiming Trump made it easier for the mentally ill to obtain guns when he rolled back an Obama era regulation that deprived people who "received disability payments from Social Security and received assistance to manage their benefits due to mental impairments" from possessing firearms. Here's Reason Magazine's fact check on that false claim.
No, Trump Did Not Make It Easier for Mentally Ill People to Buy Guns

Friday, February 16, 2018

Yeah, it is.

It is what they do...

Lie. They being Everytown and the politicians and fellow travelers who parrot them.
18 school shootings in 2018?
The real numbers aren't bad enough for them. They have to pad them.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

That's Funny...

...and still as true as when Clint Eastwood said it.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

From the land of the perpetually offended...

Ignorance on display
Atorney General Sessions referred to the Anglo-American of American Law Enforcement. The snowflakes went ape shit 'cuz it's Sessions and thye seem to be ignorant of the simple fact that American jurisprudence/law enforcement is derived from English common law and English traditions. These people open their mouths and the rest of us are supposed to be impressed that stupid comes out.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Recently Read

Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

I've lost count of how many times I've read this alternative history/science fiction novel. Some time after his defeat at Gettysburg, a guy in camo shows up at Lee's encampment and makes him and his army an offer he can't refuse; the AK-47. It's more a time travel story than alternative history but fans of both will love it.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Recently Read

The Mote in God's Eye by Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven

A classic military science fiction and first contact novel. I've read it at least three times and have enjoyed it each and every time. The Empire of Man makes contact with an alien species for the first time and must decide whether they present a threat to humanity. If you haven't read it, you should. It has held up well over the years. As collaborators Pournelle and Niven are my second favorite writers. Heinlein, of course, comes in first.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Now That's Funny

Nancy Pelosi spoke for eight hours yesterday — and even some of her own colleagues don’t quite know why. She took advantage of a rarely used privilege which allows House caucus leaders to hold the floor indefinitely. Pelosi insisted that she would keep talking until Paul Ryan agreed to schedule a vote on a DACA compromise and would block any attempt to pass a budget until he did.

That sounded great … right up until her negotiating partner Chuck Schumer announced a budget deal without linkage to the “dreamers” issue in the middle of her filibuster. Now Pelosi’s colleagues wonder whether she intended to move the issue at all, or whether she was covering her behind after selling them out

Must have been a thrill to all.

From the land of the perpetually offended...

Duluth schools remove 'Huckleberry Finn' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from curriculum
Have the people pushing for the ban ever read the books in question? Does context even matter any more? The answer to at least one of those questions is no.

The "Memo"

If it is the big "nothing burger" all the main stream media keep telling us it is, how can it be a threat to national security?

UPDATE: As many in the media who are using the term, "nothing burger" to describe the memo, you have to wonder who provided them their talking points, or maybe not.

Just saying...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

What I'm Watching

Girls und Panzer takes place in a world where tank battles are a girl's High School sport. I just finished the 12 episode first season and will have to find the movie some place. Yes, I liked it.

[correction made]

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Monday, February 5, 2018

What I'm Watching...

In comments, a reader recommended the anime Gate - Thus the JSDF Fought There!, or just Gate, to me. The premise is a magical gate opens in downtown Tokyo and Western Roman Empire level warriors and some magical creatures attack killing many Japanese citizens. The Japanese Self Defense Force responds...and murders them. Some time later a Regimental Combat Team goes through the gate and is attacked by 60,000+ warriors and the JSDF...murders them. In soldiers versus warriors, soldiers win. Other stuff happens too. It's good stuff.

Sorry can't find an English dub.

From the land of the perpetually offended...

People are hating the Ram Super Bowl ad using MLK's speech. This is why.
Make that "some" people and you're half right.

Current Events

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Spot On

When you hear someoe try to talk women out of firearms ownership because the gun a woman purchases might be “more likely to be used against someone you know”, remember that [number] many women are killed every year by someone they know.

Self-defense isn’t just about protecting yourself from random strangers who jump out of the bushes to grab you off the sidewalk in the middle of the night. It’s about protecting your life from a violent attacker, no matter who that attacker might be or where that attack might happen. Someone you know can kill you just as stone cold dead as someone you don’t.

That’s the harsh reality we need to face whenever we talk or think about self defense.


H/T to Tam.

A Good Guy with a Gun

In Utah, A police officer was under assault by a suspect and getting the worst of it. A passerby, a concealed carry permit holder, stopped and confronted the suspect with his pistol. The suspect fled and was found and arrested later. The officer suffered minor injuries that could have been much worse had not the passerby come to help. The passerby did good work, and it's always a plus when you don't have to shoot someone to solve the problem.
Man carrying concealed pistol stops attack on Utah police officer

That's Funny


Friday, February 2, 2018

Now that's funny...

FBI Warns Republican Memo Could Undermine Faith In Massive, Unaccountable Government Secret Agencies
...and probably about as accurate a take on this matter as anything from the mainstream media.

Adam Schiff opens his mouth...

...and stupid comes out. He's a Democrat and from California, so that kinda goes without saying. One Russian banker joins the NRA and legally donates money and that consitutes a conspiracy to kill Americans, according Schiff. What a...

I Don't Think So

Report: FBI and Justice Department Want Names Redacted from the FISA Memo
What makes them special? Their actions shouldn't be hid. They should be prosecuted.