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I have pinned this post to the top of my blog. It is to remind people of what many of our opponents want. Alison Aires wants a tyrannical government. They want summary execution for private possession of firearms.

This is why we have a Bill of Rights. This is why I created Boomershoot.

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Quote of the day—Douglass Dowty

The judge struck down much of New York’s new gun law as unconstitutional. Suddaby painstakingly put to work Thomas’ historical test to decide the fitness of New York’s gun bans in dozens of locations.

For example, a state can ban guns from a school and a playground, but not a park. What about a zoo?

Guns may be banned on a local bus, but what about a Greyhound bus? Suddaby found the answer in the age before the invention of the car.

What about conference centers or movie theaters? The judge looked to 18th century meat markets and ballrooms.

Can New York require an applicant for a gun permit to provide his social media accounts? Suddaby invoked Alexander Hamilton’s death in a famed duel with Aaron Burr in 1804 to reason that you don’t have to provide your Facebook account.

What about airports? Or movie theaters? Again, he ruled, no historical tradition from the horse-and-buggy days provided constitutional grounds to ban guns there.

Douglass Dowty
December 1, 2022
Can you bring a gun to the zoo? On a bus? Syracuse judge eagerly rewrites NY firearms law
[I hope the issue of airports doesn’t drift into carrying on airplane too quickly. I think it runs the risk of backlash. Wait, maybe, five years then finish the job with right to carry on airplanes and in K-12 schools.

I think the anti-gun people are in some sort of shock and cannot believe what is happening. In support of this hypothesis, from the same article:

“The test that Bruen set up is unworkable in practice,” Charles said. “It doesn’t give clear guidelines to state officials or state legislatures. What do you need to do to pass constitutional laws? How do judges do this?”

He just doesn’t seem to get it. It is exceedingly clear. It is exactly as we have been saying for decades, “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED!” Why is this so hard? Or is he just pretending to not understand?—Joe]

Quote of the day—Daniel Claiborn

What purposes are served (and what risks are run) by allowing possession of assault weapons, by allowing those under 21 to purchase guns or by allowing concealed or open carry of firearms in college classrooms, churches and movie theaters?

One more commonsense point: Even more people with firearms will only make our extreme situation worse. Arming teachers is not an answer. The “good guy with a gun” is a political myth. Only in very rare and unpredictable circumstances does a gun make a person safer — and overwhelmingly more often, the presence of guns makes bad situations tragically worse.

Daniel Claiborn
December 1, 2022
I’m a police psychologist. So many guns, not mental health issues, cause mass shootings
[So many lies and misleading statements in so few words.

I was tempted to just comment, “Citations needed.” But I then realized he was a psychologist. Never mind.—Joe]

Quote of the day—MN Gordon

We know from the executive order released by the Biden administration on March 9, which required several federal agencies to study digital currencies and to identify ways to regulate them, that CBDCs and other policies governing digital assets must mitigate “climate change and pollution” and promote “financial inclusion and equity.

What does this mean, exactly?

At the World Economic Forum (WEF) earlier this year, one zealous central planner clearly stated that the intent of traceable and programmable CBDCs is to monitor, “where you are traveling, how you are traveling, what you are eating, what you are consuming – individual carbon footprint tracker.

MN Gordon
December 2, 2022
Will Your State Reject the Fed’s Digital Dollar?
[They make it so appealing. Why would anyone reject it?

See also here and here for additional benefits.—Joe]

State of the art in quantum computing

The media claims less that a 100 qubits is really good for quantum computers:

Prototype quantum computers made of a few dozen qubits have materialized in the last couple of years, led by Google’s 54-qubit Sycamore machine.

And 433 is the world record:

IBM has built the largest quantum computer yet. Dubbed Osprey, it has 433 qubits, or quantum bits, which is more than triple the size of the company’s previously record-breaking 127-qubit computer and more than eight times larger than Google’s 53-qubit computer Sycamore.

Just as you know the media gets almost everything wrong about guns, they don’t know quantum computing either. This is what one company is saying publicly:

Photonic is producing 2cm square silicon chips capable of holding a million+ qubits.

I won’t tell you how long ago I knew this, what they are saying now, and what hints have been dropped about the future other than what I said yesterday. But the business model will be, basically, a “mainframe which you can rent time on.” The computer languages already exist to write quantum programs.

I recently asked another source with in depth knowledge of the state of the art in quantum computing, “I know about decryption, but what are going to be the other ‘killer apps’ for quantum computing?” The answer was, “Solutions to logistics problems, weather and climate modeling, and anything with really large numbers of variables.”

Quote of the day—Jason Jay (@leftyleftyleft)

Ohhhh…. You want to bring 2A into this?!? Well I exercise my 2A right also but unlike you I realize gun cause so much pain when abused like in Uvalde, Parkland, and countless others. I don’t feel the need to open carry cause I have insecurities downstairs like you have

Jason Jay (@leftyleftyleft)
Tweeted on October 12, 2022
[It’s not only another Markley’s Law Monday, it is another science denier!

Via a tweet from In Chains @InChainsInJail.

He doesn’t even make sense. What do schools shootings have to do with open carry? But, as I have often said, expecting people to be rational is irrational. And with anti-gun people they have that truism dialed up to eleven or higher.—Joe]

Something to think about

Quantum computing will have the ability to break most existing encryption methods. People and, in particular, governments are collecting encrypted messages/files/etc. for decryption in the future.

These saved “messages” will include traffic to websites. This will include commerce (think gun and ammo purchases), blogs (this one is not encrypted), forums, etc.

A reliable source recently told me to expect RSA encryption to be broken in three years and government entities are preparing for that.

Quote of the day—Tracey Wilson (@TWilsonOttawa)

[It is a very dark time for Canadian gun owners.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Richard Poe @RealRichardPoe

Gun control is “collective punishment,” punishing everyone for the acts of a few. It’s considered a war crime under Article 33 of the Geneva Conventions. No civilian can be “punished for an offense he or she has not personally committed.” https://ihl-databases.icrc.org/ihl/WebART/380-600038

Richard Poe @RealRichardPoe
Tweeted on May 25, 2022
[Via Chuck Petras @Chuck_Petras.

Interesting…

But it appears this applies to the occupying force in regards to the treatment of the civilians. The Geneva Convention probably doesn’t apply to a country acting against their own citizens.

But still, just being able to say, “Under the Geneva Convention, this is considered a war crime” can be powerful in a sound bite environment. Or, if Civil War II were declared…—Joe]

Quote of the day—David Brooks

I think it would be something. I think would be good not only to head off shootings, but good to live in a society where we cared more intimately about each other. And I would be willing to give up certain privacies for that to happen. But for many Americans that would just be a massive cultural shift to regard our community and regard our common good in more frankly a European style. I think it would benefit our society in a whole range of areas.

David Brooks
New York Times Columnist
November 27, 2022
It would be good for ‘a massive cultural shift’ toward European gun control: New York Times columnist
[And I think it would be good if people who prefer socialism and communism over individualism and individual liberty were to move to some other country and leave us alone.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Bob Barr

The gun-control shibboleth urged by the Left as the solution to every mass shooting incident, coupled with the government’s “run, hide, and fight” strategy for dealing with an active shooter, make as much sense as advocating duct tape and plastic sheeting as a way to thwart acts of terrorism.

Bob Barr
November 29, 2022
BARR: ‘Run, Hide, and Fight’ Makes As Much Sense As Duct Tape To Stop Terrorism
[Nothing says, “Please don’t shoot me” like multiple jacketed hollow points.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Chris Murphy

They’ve decided they’re going to essentially refuse to implement laws that are on the books. That is a growing problem in this country. And I think we’re going to have to have a conversation about that in the United States Senate. Do we want to continue to supply funding in law enforcement in counties that refuse to implement state and federal gun laws? Red flag laws are wildly popular.

Chris Murphy
U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut.
November 27, 2022
It would be good for ‘a massive cultural shift’ toward European gun control: New York Times columnist
[I have news for Senator Murphy. The courts are agreeing with the law enforcement in those counties. The laws they are refusing to enforce are being declared unconstitutional.

The conversation we need to have is, why aren’t people like Murphy being arrested and prosecuted for their repeated felonies?—Joe]

Interesting problem

Capitol Police, FBI uncover new potential deadly risk to female officers from body armor

The U.S. Capitol Police alerted its rank-and-file this month that FBI lab testing of long-approved body armor has uncovered a previously unknown flaw that can subject female officers to deadly ricochets from bullets.

The advisory, obtained by Just the News, revealed that the FBI first detected the problem, known as the “skip effect,” when it “departed from legacy testing protocols in a desire to test body armor in an ‘as worn’ condition, and to account for various body shapes and sizes.”

“The testing revealed that when a projectile strikes the female body armor at an extreme angle on the upper chest area, the projectile does not penetrate the body armor, but rather, skips or deflects off the surface of the armor into the neck region,” the advisory explained. “Because of the angle at which female body armor lays when worn, projectiles may skip off the top center of the female armor and travel to the area of the jugular notch” in the neck where the jugular vein passes.

This will be an interesting problem to solve. How can the body armor be made to not deflect the bullets into the head and neck and still conform to the shape of women’s bodies enough to be comfortable?

This also points out an weakness of the armor for men as well. With the proper angle of incidence bullets can funneled into areas like the arms. Aim for the “arm area” and the shooter gets a disabling hit even if they miss the arm itself.

Quote of the day—Nick Wilson

At this point, we don’t know just how big of a deal Bruen is. Is it an existential threat to all our laws? … There are so many unanswered questions at this time.

Nick Wilson
Senior director for gun violence prevention at the Center for American Progress
November 27, 2022
[If he really doesn’t know “how big of a deal Bruen is” then he is in massive denial.

I have questions too, but mine are along the lines of, “When are we going to start prosecuting these criminals like Wilson?”

I have some expectations of having machine gun sporting events in our high schools in a decade or so. This will be the realization my dream as my currently youngest grandchildren enter high school.—Joe]

Quote of the day—FormerlyPeabodyPress @CodeNamePeabody

Because you weigh 300 lbs and can’t run a block and it’s easier to shoot someone than fight them. And you have a micro-penis.

FormerlyPeabodyPress @CodeNamePeabody
Tweeted on October 5, 2022
[It’s not only another Markley’s Law Monday, it is another science denier!

When a woman confirms Markley’s Law I always wonder if her husband or boyfriend has sent me a naked picture of her or will someday. At my age, I am little surprised it still happens but you never know. The odds are extremely low, but this could be the one.—Joe]

We live in interesting times

In addition to being the nation’s fastest growing state, counties in Oregon and California have voted to secede and join Idaho:

Two more conservative-leaning counties in eastern Oregon, and one politically split county in California, have voted to begin the process that could lead to secession from their respective blue states.

On Nov. 8, Oregon’s Morrow County passed the Greater Idaho proposal with 60 percent of the vote and Wheeler County with 59 percent.

A similar measure in San Bernardino County, California, passed by a narrow margin, 51.3 percent to 48.7.

I would have to investigate further to be sure, but my first impression is that it would be a good thing. It would reduce some of the political tension and give the political left more rope to hang themselves with.

Expect Eastern Washington wanting to get in on the fun too.

We live in interesting times.

Why can’t they understand?

I get frustrated with people when they don’t understand simple principles. Here is my latest example:

After their vote, Biden said, “Love is love, and Americans should have the right to marry the person they love,” adding their vote made “the United States one step closer to protecting that right in law.”

Schumer also said he had “zero doubt” the bill “will soon be law of the land.”

But multiple groups disagree, arguing it’s unconstitutional for the same reasons the Supreme Court struck down DOMA. Because the court already ruled Congress doesn’t have the constitutional authority to define marriage under Article 1 of the U.S. Constitution, and because ROMA is nearly identical to DOMA, they argue it will also likely be struck down.

The principle is the Federal government has not been granted the power to do anything in this domain. This is a power held by the states. Read the founding documents! It is really simple.

And while I have my blood boiling…

If you think any government has the power to outlaw guns, then you must also believe that same government has the power to mandate gun ownership for anyone.

If you think any government has the power to change the terms of a student loan and not require repayment, then you must also believe that same government has the power to change the terms of the loan and require immediate payment of ten times to remaining principle.

If you think any government has the power to give “free” healthcare to everyone, then you must also believe that same government has the power to deny healthcare (or at least make it extremely expensive) for anyone.

If you think any government has the power to take from the rich and give to the poor, then you must also believe that same government has the power to take from the poor and give to the rich.

If you believe any government has the power to deny marriage to people because they are homosexuals and biologically incapable of conceiving a child then you must also believe that same government has the power to deny marriage to people where one party is infertile.

If you think any government has the power to outlaw marriage between certain classes of people, then you must also believe that same government has the power to mandate marriage between certain classes of people. As in, “John Q. Public, you will marry Jack O. Public next Sunday regardless of what you think of homosexuality and your lack of affection for each other.”

If you think any government has the power to outlaw abortion, then you must also believe that same government has the power to mandate abortions.

I could go on for quite some time, but you get the idea.

Quote of the day—ReneeFiredUp (@livingjoyful)

Remove all semi automatic weapons.  If we start getting them off the street, in time the criminals will find the illegal ones too expensive and too much liability.  It’s not criminals who are the mass shooters!  #GunReformNow

ReneeFiredUp (@livingjoyful)
Tweeted on November 25, 2022
[If you don’t take anything else away from this, just remember, “no one wants to take your guns.”

There is a grain of truth in this quote. Most did not have a criminal record prior to going on their shooting rampage.

But something almost all have in common is they identified as Democrats or were the children of Democrats. See the updates to this post for the evidence. This should come as no surprise as criminal prisoners who identify as Democrats outnumber all other political affiliations combined by a factor of more than two to one. The mass shooters are just fulfilling their destiny early in their criminal career.—Joe]