Quote of the day—Brad Henderson‏ @BradHenderson31

Scared men need big guns there is NEVER going to be a time in America that 20 people are going to storm your house. That’s ridiculous! You don’t hunt a Roosevelt with a 30 round mag. It’s just an extension of your manhood or lack there of. Buy a bigger truck for God’s sake!

Brad Henderson‏ @BradHenderson31
Tweeted on April 17, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Shortly after I told him that Judge Roger T. Benitez disagreed with him he blocked me:

When thousands of people are rioting, as happened in Los Angeles in 1992, or more recently with Antifa members in Berkeley in 2017, a 10-round limit for self-defense is a severe burden.  When a group of armed burglars break into a citizen’s home at night, and the homeowner in pajamas must choose between using their left hand to grab either a telephone, a flashlight, or an extra 10-round magazine, the burden is severe.  When one is far from help in a sparsely populated part of the state, and law enforcement may not be able to respond in a timely manner, the burden of a 10-round limit is severe.  When a major earthquake causes power outages, gas and water line ruptures, collapsed bridges and buildings, and chaos, the burden of a 10-round magazine limit is severe.  When food distribution channels are disrupted and sustenance becomes scarce while criminals run rampant, the burden of a 10-round magazine limit is severe.  Surely, the rights protected by the Second Amendment are not to be trimmed away as unnecessary because today’s litigation happens during the best of times.  It may be the best of times in Sunnyvale; it may be the worst of times in Bombay Beach or Potrero.  California’s ban covers the entire state at all times.

As if we needed justification to exercise a specific enumerated right.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Kirk Freeman @KirkFreemanLaw

The entire U.S. military could not disarm 17,000 illiterate fanatics in Afghanistan, which has the square miles of one state, but Eric Swalwell is going to disarm tens of millions of wealthy, educated people who can now make guns with a click of a mouse.  Good luck, Skippy.

Kirk Freeman @KirkFreemanLaw
Tweeted on April 10, 2019
[See also Boots on the ground.—Joe]

Quote of the day—#NSFW Henry Pongratz @henry_in_Texas

Why Carry a Gun?

My old Grandpa said to me, ‘Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take a whoopin’.’

I don’t carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry; I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a whoopin’!

#NSFW Henry Pongratz @henry_in_Texas
Posted on Gab January 2019
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Hon. Roger T. Benitez

Just as we would not allow “the police to search the sacred precincts of the marital bedrooms for telltale signs of the use of contraceptives,” (id.), we should not allow the police to search the private environs of law-abiding, responsible citizens for self-defense magazines that the State deems too large and dangerous.

Hon. Roger T. Benitez
United States District Judge
March 29, 2019
VIRGINIA DUNCAN, et al., Plaintiffs, v. XAVIER BECERRA, in his official capacity as attorney General of the State of California, Defendant
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFFS’ MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT, DECLARING CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE § 32310 UNCONSTITUTIONAL and ENJOINING ENFORCEMENT

[The adults are taking charge and telling the political left that the 2nd Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights and must be respected.

Amazing!—Joe]

Quote of the day—George Monbiot

We’ve got to go straight to the heart of capitalism and overthrow it.

George Monbiot
April 11, 2019
Tweeted by Novara Media @novaramedia
[Some of the most repressive nations ever, the Soviet Union and Communist China, were not able to completely exterminate capitalism no matter how many people they murdered. Free markets always find a way.

Yet, this loon wants to try yet again.

Just keep saying no until you run out of ammo.—Joe]

Quote of the day—John Morse

We did everything we could to work across the aisle. There just wasn’t any way to do it.

There is nothing to even talk about.

There are plenty of times where you cannot make a deal with the devil and other times where you have no business making a deal with the devil. This turned out to be both.

John Morse
Former Colorado Senate President
April 14, 2019
Gun control case study: A mass shooting, major reforms, then a political backlash
[This is what they think of you. We are in league with the devil.

I find it interesting they couldn’t find anything to compromise on. It must have been the Republicans didn’t make an appropriate counter offer. Had it been me I would have been willing to at least discuss things. My initial offer would have been to suggest to the prosecuting attorney that the death penalty might be dropped if they all plead guilty and fully cooperated with prosecution of all the other conspirators.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Batbird‏ @batbird

Liked for “gun humper on the internet.” Those guys are ubiquitous and obnoxious to boot. Sometimes I tell them they carry guns everywhere because it makes them feel like their penises are longer than they really are.

Batbird‏ @batbird
Tweeted on April 8, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Evidence shows, based on hundreds of examples, that he says this because we have SCOTUS rulings and the best he has is grade school level insults.—Joe]

Amazing

I shouldn’t be surprised. I’ve long said it is irrational to expect people to be rational. But yet, I’m still amazed at times. This is my current example:

Donald Trump’s proposal to move migrants into sanctuary cities raises logistical, legal issues

A myriad of logistical and legal obstacles await President Donald Trump if he follows through on his threat to place migrants arriving at the border into so-called sanctuary cities, a move apparently designed to punish Democrats for refusing to support his immigration policies.

Donald Trump’s use of government power to conduct corrupt, vindictive operations smells like Watergate,” said Becerra, a former congressman from California. “It’s a sobering reminder that our nation is only as strong as our democratic institutions and the rule of law.

And declaring your city a sanctuary for illegal aliens is legal? The last I heard aiding and abetting a criminal is illegal.

The politicians of “sanctuary cities” are only concerned with the rule of law when it is to their advantage. Either you have to conclude that liberalism is a mental disorder and/or they are knowingly committing criminal acts. It either case these politicians should be tried and sent to prison.

Quote of the day—Eric Swalwell @ericswalwell

Keep your #2A rights. Keep your shotguns, keep your pistols, keep your rifles. I just want to take the most dangerous weapons out of the hands of the most dangerous people.

Eric Swalwell @ericswalwell
Tweeted on April 10th, 2019
[Swalwell wants the Democrat nomination for President of the U.S. His tag line is “Go big. Be bold. Do good.”

With his attitude toward gun ownership he’s got the “go big” and “be bold” part covered. But that has eliminated the possibility of “do good”. It’s no use trying to explain in words to him. The courts and voters are going to have to teach him that lesson.

Swalwell also has the nickname of “Nuke ‘em” because he said he would use nukes against U.S. citizens who fought gun confiscation.

The best response I saw was this from T-no @Insomniac0311:

NukeMe

Don’t ever let anyone get away with telling you no one wants to take your guns.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Alan Gottlieb

This situation was made even more outrageous considering what has happened to Ms. Doe while living at her home. We’ve explained how she was beaten and raped in January 2017, and her children stopped the attack only by threatening to use a gun. On two other occasions, Ms. Doe had to call police due to shootings in nearby residences. When the housing authority threatened to terminate her lease due to the gun in her residence, they insisted that the building is safe, so she doesn’t need a gun.

This kind of gun prohibition extremism has no place on American soil. It’s just one more example of how the Second Amendment Foundation is winning firearms freedom, one lawsuit at a time.

Alan Gottlieb
April 11, 2019
SAF COURT VICTORY ENDS GUN BAN
[See also the court order which includes this bit of pleasure:

Defendants will pay Plaintiffs the sum of $7,500.00 as attorneys’ fees.

This sort of thing would be less likely to happen again if, instead of the government (taxpayers) paying the legal fees, the people responsible were prosecuted and sent to prison.—Joe

Quote of the day—Jim Goad‏ @jimgoad

If multiculturalism was truly intended to engender harmony, they would shut the fuck up about white people. The fact that they don’t suggests a different motivation altogether.

Jim Goad‏ @jimgoad
Tweeted on April 9, 2019
[Someone famous, a long time ago said, paraphrasing, “By their action you will know them.”

The same applies to “gun safety” people.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Anna M. Barvir

First, each day judgement is delayed is another day Plaintiffs are denied the exercise of their right to choose common magazines for the fundamentally important purpose of self-defense. Denial of a fundamental right is irreparable injury—even if for a moment.

This ongoing constitutional harm is no less severe simply because, as the State argues, the exercise of that right has already been prohibited for two decades. Mot. 9:26-10:3. In fact, it perhaps makes the continued denial of the right worse.

Anna M. Barvir
April 3, 2019
VIRGINIA DUNCAN, et al.,  v. XAVIER BECERRA
PLAINTIFFS’ OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANT’S EX PARTE APPLICATION TO STAY JUDGMENT PENDING APPEAL

[And yet, the stay was granted.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Aesop

Because most of the country, like most people who read and post here, have two settings:
1) Vote
2) Fuck it, kill every last one of them.

We move to #2 slowly, but it’s nigh irrevocable once it happens, and unstoppable until we run out of targets. Which will happen long before we run out of ammunition.

This will not be the Alamo x 1000.
It will be Little Big Horn.
And this time, we get to be the Indians.

More than a few hereabouts are already wearing bibs every day to contain the drool at joy of such a prospect.
Most of the rest, while rather horrified, are quietly resolved on the inevitability of the coming bloodbath, and have their hipboots and bandoliers ready.

Aesop
March 28, 2019
In Case You’re New To The Discussion
[Nearly everyone about to initiate a hot civil war thinks it will be quick and extremely one-sided. Reality appears to have always corrected such delusions once things progress from the fantasy to the blood letting stage.

We are currently involved in a civil war. It may be 5th-Generation Warfare, but it is a war. This type of war is not clean. Turning it into 4th Generation Warfare model does not appear appear to be good option either. It is my opinion that hope such a war being quick and clean is going to require a new warfare model. I don’t believe the current planners are up to the task.

Let’s concentrate on changing the culture.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Christopher Titus‏ @TitusNation

Yes AR-15s are in use by civilians. But in my experience it is small men who live in fear. That don’t have a sense of self or an inner strength so they ordered a big gun. To make up for a small one.

Christopher Titus‏ @TitusNation
Tweeted on April 5, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

H/T to less fat Dave‏ @BigFatDave.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Jose Nino

Previous social-democratic governments had implemented strict gun control, which Hugo Chavez not only took advantage of once he got into power, but expanded upon to disarm and subjugate the Venezuelan population. When the wrong political players are in power, today’s “common-sense” gun control legislation could be tomorrow’s stepping stone for gun confiscation.

Modern-day politics doesn’t care for unintended consequences nor long-term policy implications of regulations. For that reason, elected officials like Bernie Sanders have such strong followings.

As socialism becomes popular, other facets of human activity such as self-defense and privacy will be under the chopping block. Socialism does not operate under a vacuum and is indeed an all-inclusive package of human control.

As the great economist Ludwig von Mises said best, “Great conflicts of ideas must be solved by straight and frank methods; they cannot be solved by artifices and makeshifts.”

In this case, the forces of liberty cannot afford to back down.

Jose Nino
April 6, 2019
Gun Rights Will ‘Feel the Bern’ Under a Sanders Presidency
[Politically, even if not by constitution, many states are lost to socialism and the federal government, for the first time, has multiple legislators who are openly admitting they are socialists. The best hope we have is for the federal courts to keep them in check while we attempt to change the culture. Failing that we could see a shooting war break out.

Because of this we need to put a lot of effort into changing the culture. One would think that because of all the dramatic failures of socialism throughout history, and even those unfolding before our eyes, that it should be easy to convince people of the folly of socialism in all its flavors. This is not true.

I suspect there is a deep rooted, perhaps genetically implanted personality trait, that makes socialism attractive. Perhaps this trait had evolutionary advantages in family units and tribes of up to a few hundred people. But as soon as social units became large enough they can’t solve the free rider problem through peer pressure the sharing of resources by the whole group fails. That is the most basic failure of socialism.

As the free rider problem becomes obvious to the population, instead of transitioning to private ownership and an individual rights social organization, what almost always happens is they adhere to their preprogrammed attachment to shared ownership and implement a forced rider model. This, which can be shown by countless examples, is a death spiral into extreme poverty, mass executions, and even genocide.

I can explain this in a logical fashion. I can’t explain it in the proper, I suspect it must be emotional, fashion to override the preprogramming. Leaving deprogramming methods involving high velocity lead off the table, does anyone know how to do this? Any ideas?—Joe]