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—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]

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]

Classy Video: Racist Roots of Gun Control

Finally! A well-produced video about the racist roots of gun control! Well done, bravo, Colion Noir & Co. Exceptional video; perfect for sharing with thee uninformed.

Speaking of race + guns, it just so happens I’ll be in the Denver area 2/25, and intend to attend Black Guns Matter event. Though I won’t be there to train, I will be there to proudly shake the hand of Maj Toure, a man brave enough to start BGM.

If you’re not in the vicinity of The Mile High City, BGM’s traveling throughout the country. Rather than whine + wail about the injustices of the world, show your support by showing up at BGM events.

#BlackGunsMatter
@MajToure

 

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]

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]

Quote of the day—Carl Bussjaeger

I’ll respond by penning a sarcastic post that blares the offender’s stupidity to the world. Or as much as might be paying attention to little ol’ me.

That’s mildly satisfying. For about thirty seconds. Until I see the next repeat of the same bloody große Lüge. So it has gotten to the point that I’ll be halfway through another piece…

…and give it up. Because the große Lüge will just pop up in another media hole anyway.

Carl Bussjaeger
February 7, 2017
GROSSE LÜGE
[I know the feeling.

I wonder what the best solution is. The best I can come up with is to avoid the lying media, just keep changing the culture from the ground up, and casually point out the lies to people who might believe them when they come up.—Joe]

They’re Coming to Grab Your Guns, And That’s A Beautiful Thing

They’re coming to grab your guns. They’re your friends, family, loved ones. Even strangers will do it, if you let them. Some reporters have been known to do it, too, if you invite them.

With your permission, these people will take your gun, gently, from your hands into theirs. Shoot, they will. Learn, they must.

They will touch your gun all over. And another one. And another one. And other one. So many makes, so many models!

Questions will be asked, probed. They’ll load your gun, but certainly won’t loathe your gun. They’ll ooh, ahh, ogle, and be in awe of your gun(s).

It goes unsaid, but for those who don’t know: you will teach them to keep it pointed in a safe direction.

They might even “borrow” your ammunition. And leave behind the brass.

Though your ammo will be spent, you’ll oftentimes expect no reimbursement.

When the moment, or day, or shooting weekend is over, they’ll express gratitude, then return your tool, graciously.

You’ll clean the instrument, without minding at all.

Not only is an armed society a polite society, it’s a gunsharing, caring society.

If you’re a righteous gun owner, you’re essentially part of the gunsharing community. Gunsharing is a voluntary, legal activity in which one person owns and shares their gun(s) with one or more people, whilst providing gun safety teaching, free of charge. This is done out of compassion, because gun owners care about sharing their knowledge, skills, and tools.

After gunsharing, fellow gun users will want to grab your gun. Because it’s so much fun. Safe, too.

Gunsharing is it’s own little sharing economy of sorts.

This post goes out to all the men and women, who, over the years, have allowed me to familiarize myself with their magnificent tools. Thank you. And you. And you. And you.

Readers, what kind of guns have you legally borrowed from other righteous gun owners? I’m bracing myself for a looooong list. Let’s hear it. Tell the gun grabbers just how far – and how safely – one gun goes.

#GunSharingCaring

Oh, look… the hashtag’s registered at Twubs. How nice.

Stephanie, our new guest blogger

Although Stephanie Sailor isn’t new to a lot of old-timers in the gun rights movement she hasn’t been all that active on gun blogs. Stephanie’s contribution to Boomershoot in the early 2000’s was a large part of why it became a success. And the things she did to counter the anti-gun people in Chicago just blew me away when I first heard her speak for the Second Amendment Sisters at the Gun Rights Policy Conference in Washington D.C. in 2000.

And last summer she made a number of images I posted on this blog. For example:

And now she has requested permission to make some blog posts here. I immediately agreed and gave her an account. Expect to hear from her soon.

See her also at on Gab as S2.

Quote of the day—Mostly me these days @OCPDme

@shannonrwatts @rpatrickriley @MomsDemand Ooh, what big strong men, with their penis substitutes, intimidating unarmed people. How brave.

Mostly me these days @OCPDme
Tweeted on January 16, 2016
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

If they were intimidated by what they saw perhaps they should get some counseling.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Robert Spitzer

A cluster of issues come together with gun rights zealots. They’re predominantly older white males who think the country is falling apart at the seams; they’re suspicious of outsiders, and quick to blame others for issues the country may face. The worldview typical of an NRA member is the same as that of a far-right conservative person. This is the group that has been very important for the Trump coalition.

Robert Spitzer
February 3, 2017
In Trump’s America, Nothing’s Off the Table for the NRA
[You just keep thinking that.

Reality may be a bit different. Barb and I went to the range last weekend and about half of the people there were women.—Joe]

I’m good with Judge Gorsuch

David Hardy found a couple firearms cases with Judge Gorsuch contributions and doesn’t find much to directly indicate how he will rule on 2nd Amendment issues.

But from what I have been able to find out, such as here and here, he is an originalist and textualist. That is what I am looking for in a SCOTUS judge. And he is relatively young and should be around for many years. So, I’m good with Judge Gorsuch.

Now to see if the Republicans can get him past the obstructionist Democrats in the Senate.

Quote of the day—The Original DB

Does carrying a pistol make you safer? As a rule, men do not carry pistols for self-defense. Men carry guns around with them because they are the #1 non-pharmaceutical treatment for erectile dysfunction.

The Original DB
April 13, 2016
Comment to Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

We have facts and SCOTUS decisions. They have grade-school insults.—Joe]