Quote of the day—Vice President Mike Pence

America’s Obamacare nightmare is about to end. Despite the best efforts of liberal activists around the country, the American people know better. Obamacare has failed, and Obamacare must go.

Vice President Mike Pence
February 23, 2017
VP Pence: ‘America’s Obamacare nightmare is about to end’
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Michael V. Pelletier

They don’t lack understanding … they merely don’t care about breaking their oath to uphold the Constitution when stacked against the opportunity to vindicate their emotions and political views.

Michael V. Pelletier
February 22, 2017
Comment to 4th Circuit Issues Devastating Opinion Regarding “Assault Rifles”
[This was regarding the judges who found the 2nd Amendment doesn’t protect ownership of modern sporting rifles.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Alan Korwin

As part of the peaceful protest, pop singer Madonna, a keynote speaker, called for blowing up the White House. No arrest was reported. Signs carried by the protesters were the most vicious, vulgar, obscene, profane, pornographic, disgraceful, disgusting, expletive-laced, hysterically funny and unfit for broadcast ever seen in a demonstration, gleefully published by lamestream media and widely available on the web, proving once again that everything the left accuses everyone else of — is psychological projection of themselves.

Alan Korwin
USA Today Promotes, Fails to Report
February 12, 2017
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Vania Leveille and Susan Mizner

Adding more innocent Americans to the National Instant Criminal Background database because of a mental disability is a disturbing trend — one that could be applied to voting, parenting or other rights dearer than gun ownership. We opposed it because it would do little to stem gun violence but do much to harm our civil rights.

Vania Leveille
ACLU senior legislative counsel
Susan Mizner
ACLU disability counsel
February 20, 2017
ACLU: Gun control laws should be fair
[If only they would recognize the same logic could be successfully applied to all weapon ownership laws.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Brenda @brendagaylern

@MercilessTV @Jeff257 @NathanJRobinson because that’s what it is-AND to make a fat white guy w/a shrunken penis feel like he’s a navy seal

Brenda ‏@brendagaylern
Tweeted on May 5, 2016
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

As usual. We have facts and SCOTUS decisions. They have grade school insults.

Via a Tweet from Proud Hunter ‏@Duck_Hunter7.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Vincent Shen

I can’t speak to that 10 to 15 years from now. But overall, it seems like the 2nd Amendment is here to stay.

Vincent Shen
February 7, 2017
How American Outdoor Brands Investors Should View the Threat of Gun Control
[I have much higher hopes for the “health” of the 2nd Amendment now than I have for the last eight years. It may never be what I think it should be in my lifetime but there is a good chance it will be good enough for all practical purposes.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Peyton Spanbauer

In my complete and honest opinion, there is no need for guns so long as other guns or weapons aren’t present. Who needs or wants to bring a gun to school for any reason other than violence? Who needs to bring a gun everywhere they go? The purpose of having a gun is for protection, and in a world without guns, there would be no reason at its presence.

Peyton Spanbauer
February 13, 2017
Spanbauer: The case for stricter gun-control
[I wonder what color the sky is in her universe. Because in her universe before there were guns there was no violent crime.

Total crap for brains.

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

Quote of the day—Jen Pauliukonis

The act today terrifies me.

Jen Pauliukonis
President of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
February 16, 2017
Maryland reacts to federal gun control rollback efforts
[This is in regards to killing the regulation that would cause a NICS denial when someone on Social Security had turned over their finances to someone else.

I guess Pauliukonis is afraid some old codger with dyslexia will buy a gun and go on a shooting spree. I’ll bet she cannot find a single person with the conditions this regulation concerned itself with who has ever committed a violent crime with a gun.

I think Pauliukonis should seek therapy rather than media attention.—Joe]

I think I’ll keep her

Barb and I went out for dinner for Valentines Day and, among other things, we happened to discuss the possibility I would visit Idaho soon to visit family and do some Boomershoot prep. She reminded me I needed to count how many wooden stakes we have for mounting the targets on. For some reason Barb just loves pounding stakes into the ground (I kid) and she was, as usual, thinking months ahead. She suggested that after dinner we stop by Lowe’s on the way home and pick up whatever stakes they have and then once I know how many we have left over from last year I can pick up the balance in a week or three. Valentines celebration and she is thinking of Boomershoot? This one is a keeper.

Lowe’s in Bellevue had two boxes of eight bundles (25 stakes per bundle) and one stray bundle. I left the one stray for someone else, purchased the two boxes, and now I have this in the back of my vehicle:

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As usual (see here, here, here, here, and here), I was prepared with a vampire comment if they asked why I was buying so many stakes. I was disappointed. The guy didn’t seem very bright (Barb commented too) and needed help counting the bundles. I don’t think it occurred to him that 400 stakes was a large quantity. Oh well. Maybe next time.

Barb also made a trip to Costco this week and asked if I wanted her to buy some more of the secret Boomerite ingredient. Sure!

When she brought it into the house she told me she was ready with an answer if they asked what she was going to do with 21 pounds of <redacted>. They didn’t ask. Maybe if she had purchased some anti-freeze at the same time she would have gotten a reaction.

Last night she told me, “I’m just going to keep bugging you until you send an email to the boy scout guy about supplying food at lunch time.” I replied, “I already did that last night. I haven’t got an answer back yet though. Thanks for reminding me.”

Then later last night she showed me the menu for the caterer of the Saturday dinner and asked that I discuss the options with her and make a final decision (we agreed upon roast beef, baked potatoes, fresh fruit, spinach salad, and carrot cake).

This morning she told she realized it was over two months away but she was thinking about what food to bring to the hotel for our personal meals.

She’s got Boomershoot on the brain. No more than I do when we are a couple weeks out, but she, as usual, is planning months ahead.

I think I’ll keep her.

Snowmageddon

A week ago on Sunday afternoon (the 5th) it started snowing in the Seattle area. The higher elevations (300 – 500 feet) in particular usually get a dusting of snow one or more times each winter. But it only rarely accumulates more than an inch or two and only lasts a few hours or maybe a couple of days.

It turns out I had just started testing the webcam I plan to install at the Boomershoot shooting line and I captured some of the snow accumulation and melting. Click on the images to see a higher resolution version with the timestamp visible in the upper right hand corner:

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Monday morning the higher elevation Bellevue residents (where I live) had more than a dusting. Barb measured 10.5” of the white stuff:

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Quote of the day—m a

But if sanctuary out of compassion is ok, then sanctuary out of respect for the constitution is fine too.

They wanted lawlessness, they can have lawlessness.

m a
February 13, 2017
Comment to Oregon counties’ gun measures spark debate Second Amendment ‘sanctuary counties’ sought
[Well, to be technically correct, respect for the constitution is not lawlessness. But that doesn’t make for as good a sound-bite.—Joe]

You knew it was coming

Funny:

Oregon Counties Declare Sanctuary Status Against Gun Control

Four counties in the state of Oregon have declared sanctuary status, saying they will not enforce the universal background checks which Democrats heaved upon the state in 2015.

This reminds me of pre-civil war issues. There were the free states and the slave states. And then there were Federal laws requiring slaves being returned to their “owners” even if they had escaped and made it into a free state.

We are very much in a civil war now over a number of issues. We just haven’t started shooting yet.

We have interesting times ahead of us.

Quote of the day—Brandon Combs

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals bizarrely ruled that even a person legally carrying a concealed handgun as he buys another gun at retail needs to be ‘cooled off’ for another 10 days before exercising his Second Amendment rights and taking possession of a constitutionally-protected firearm.

Brandon Combs
CGF Executive Director
February 13, 2017
CGF, Others Seek Review by Full 9th Circuit Court in Major Second Amendment Lawsuit Challenging California Gun Waiting Period Laws
[It’s only bizarre if you think of the anti-gun crowd as having some smidgen of respect for the constitution. They don’t. They are enemies of freedom. They are playing a delaying action game in the “cold civil war” we are engaged in. The longer it takes the more money our side has to spend. They are spending “government money”. The longer it takes the more time they have to continue their attacks on other fronts. The longer it takes the more time they have to destroy the gun culture in California.

They are not stupid. They are not just crazy. They are evil.—Joe]

Boomershoot 2017 update

People are making plans and we are getting more entries for Boomershoot 2017. See one online discussion here.

There is also going to be sales push soon. Among other things I’m going to start distributing flyers at the local ranges and place an ad in the Orofino Idaho paper to get the attention of the locals.

Currently there are still many great positions available. But we are currently 63% full and the available positions will be dwindling. If you are thinking of attending but haven’t got around to signing up you should stop procrastinating and go do it.

Quote of the day—RationalPoet‏ @Brianrrs37

@billcrowley3rd @cindieament @homebuilderpa @demaxx1rs No, scared is what you are, not me. I don’t need a penis extension.

RationalPoet‏ @Brianrrs37
Tweeted on May 1, 2016
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

Via a Tweet from Proud Hunter ‏@Duck_Hunter7.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Winston Churchill

“Honesty is the best policy.” Several examples of this will be shown in these pages. Crafty men and statesmen will be shown misled by all their elaborate calculations. But this is the signal instance. Only twenty-two months were to pass before Stalin and the Russian nation in its scores of millions were to pay a frightful forfeit. If a Government has no moral scruples it often seems to gain great advantages and liberties of action, but “All comes out even at the end of the day, and all will come out yet more even when all the days are ended.”

Winston S. Churchill
1948
The Gathering Storm (The Second World War Volume I)
Page 352
[Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Hillary and her supporters appeared to gain great advantages from their lack of moral scruples and, in the end, those apparent advantages did not gain her the prize she so greatly desired.—Joe]

New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association

This scheme would be unenforceable without creating a gun registry. We know this because a 2013 U.S. Department of Justice internal memo on gun violence prevention strategies stated that the success of expanded background check laws depends on requiring firearm registration.

New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association
February 7, 2017
New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association Opposes Bloomberg Gun Control Bills
[Many people claim registration is the real reason the anti-gun people are pushing universal background check laws. One of the pieces of evidences for this is the legislators pushing the UBCs refuse to consider systems where a drivers license has an “endorsement” for gun ownership if there is no disqualifications in your background or allowing a concealed weapons permit to be used instead of a background check. If there are now records kept, by the government, of the background check then they refuse to consider it.

“Gun registration” are fighting words and will be vigorously opposed by gun owners in this country.—Joe]

Quote of the day—AWR Hawkins

Only the Brady Campaign would describe fingerprint, photograph, and registration requirements–together with an eight-month waiting period and a $200 federal tax–as “lax laws.” Law-abiding Americans call it “infringement.”

AWR Hawkins
February 9, 2017
Brady Campaign: Sessions, NRA a Deadly Combo Against Gun Control
[I wouldn’t say only the Brady Campaign. The VPC, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and others like them don’t have a problem with inverting the truth either. But that doesn’t make as good a sound bite.—Joe]