Quote of the day—Dean Weingarten

Purchasing or legally making a firearms silencer is one of the most effective steps a Second Amendment support can take to undermine the National Firearms Act and incrementally restore Second Amendment rights. Second Amendment supporters are well on the way to removing the NFA through an unusual tool: Overwhelming compliance.

Dean Weingarten
October 16, 2020
80% Silencers, the Political Ramifications
[Make silencers “in common use” then SAF and SCOTUS will do the rest.—Joe]

GAME ON!

From Firearms Policy Coalition @gunpolicy who says,

** GAME ON! ** In our  @gunpolicy Mller v. Becerra lawsuit challenging California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons”, Judge Benitez today ordered an accelerated bench trial for January 21, 2021. FUND http://AR15LAWSUIT.COM

MillerVBecerra

GAME ON! Is right!

This is so incredibly awesome! Read more here.

Of particular importance is the judge. Do you recognize that name? Knowing that judge Benitez is presiding over a bench trial on the rights of gun owners should make you swoon. And I expect it will cause an icy chill to flow all the way into the evil hearts of the anti-gun activists.

If you need.a refresher on judge Benitez then read some of these posts.

I, with the matching of my employer, donate over a $1,500 dollars per year to FPC. This is the return on my investment. Please consider donating some as well.

They’ve made a hit list and it’s public

Via a guy who reads things we have this:

DonalTrumpWatch

This includes the physical addresses of those who have donated to Donald Trump.

Using some tools:

This website contacted 7 IPs in 3 countries across 6 domains to perform 27 HTTP transactions. The main IP is 50.18.196.126, located in San Jose, United States and belongs to AMAZON-02, US. The main domain is donaldtrump.watch.
TLS certificate: Issued by Let’s Encrypt Authority X3 on October 16th 2020. Valid for: 3 months.

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Domain Name: donaldtrump.watch
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I find it very telling they value their privacy but not that of Trump donors.

Digging deeper into the web site I found this:

The Site is a news service made available to you by PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA GROUP, INC

Which leads us to this:

Public Service Media Group, Inc. is a Delaware Corporation filed on September 17, 2019. The company’s File Number is listed as 7611619.
The Registered Agent on file for this company is Legalinc Corporate Services Inc. and is located at 651 N Broad St Suite 206, Middletown, DE 19709.

I’m not the first to comment on these people. Twitchy has a post about them too.

There is another site which allows you to search for people of any political persuasion: Donor.Watch created by the same people. But I suspect it has not been kept up to date. I was unable to find any donations in the year 2020.

Things could be very “interesting” in a two weeks.

Microsoft Gun Club member and Boomershooter wrote a novel

When I first met Sean Flynn he was a member of the Microsoft Gun Club. He has attended many Boomershoots and volunteered many hours to making Boomershoot a great event. I’ve traveled to Olympia with him to attend gun rights rallies. I’ve quoted him on this blog 16 times. He has commented on here many times as well.

Now he has given us a novel, Raether’s Enzyme (web site here):

Quote of the day—Greg Banks

Even after we flush Trump, we have a difficult job to cleanse society of their diseased thinking.

Greg Banks
Island Country (Washington) prosecutor
Posted on Facebook September 30, 2020
[He has turned off his Facebook account, as he has several times in the past. At some time it probably will be turned back on.

More context is here.

Can you imagine being a Trump supporter in his county and your legally concealed firearm is briefly visible while reaching for an item on the top shelf at the grocery store and a Karen spots it?

I shudder to think about it. This is how we get reeducation camps and gulags.

And I was in his county for a few hours last Saturday.

Prepare appropriately.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Robert Reich @RBReich

When this nightmare is over, we need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It would erase Trump’s lies, comfort those who have been harmed by his hatefulness, and name every official, politician, executive, and media mogul whose greed and cowardice enabled this catastrophe.

Robert Reich @RBReich
Tweeted on October 17, 2020
[This is where our country sits. It is on the precipice of a Stalinist and/or 1984 dystopia.

Reich is not some random troll or bot. This is a Berkeley professor (no surprise), who served in the administrations of Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He is a former Secretary of Labor and was a member of President Obama’s economic transition advisory board. He has a million Twitter followers.

Via Adam Baldwin who gives us these as the “chaser”:

Stalin
MinistryOfTruth

Coincidently, Windy Wilson has relevant commentary on our present situation as well.

Prepare appropriately.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Piper Smith

… the vast majority of the American liberals quickly reverted to their prior anti2a positions and cheered on the proposed confiscation plans and helped ram anti2a legislation through every state they could as fast as they could.

They failed to realize that there were over 500 million firearms in the US and those they wished to disarm were those who were the most willing to have molon labe be their last words on this planet.

Piper Smith
Posted on Facebook October 17, 2020
[Interesting introduction to a short story or novel.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Amazon

Since reading this novel, I have read tens of thousands of pages of political thought, historical record and legal documents and have come to understand just where continued gun control is taking us…it is a place I do not wish to go. In the last four years, I have become a champion for the second amendment rights community, a holder of a federal firearms license , a collector with over 60 firearms, a hobby gunsmith and a lobbyist for the firearms community. All this from a person who voted for Clinton his first term! Get John Ross’ book, it will open your eyes.

Amazon
Unintended Consequences
[It is a very good book. I remember when it first came out some people on the Microsoft Gun Club email list referred to it as “The Bible”. That’s overstating it, but it is inspiring and prophetic.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Washington State Supreme Court

We hold that that I-976 violates article II, section 19 because it contains multiple subjects.

Washington State Supreme Court
October 15, 2020
GARFIELD COUNTY ) TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY; ) KING COUNTY; CITY OF ) SEATTLE; WASHINGTON STATE ) TRANSIT ASSOCIATION; ) ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON ) CITIES; PORT OF SEATTLE; ) INTERCITY TRANSIT; ) AMALGAMATED TRANSIT ) UNION LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL ) OF WASHIINGTON; and ) MICHAEL ROGERS v. STATE OF WASHINGTON
[I-976 is primarily about reducing car license fees. It also required “Sound Transit’s bonds had to be retired early or refinanced”. The Washington State constitution specifically requires that all initiatives be limited to a single subject. That I-976 violated the constitutional requirement of a single subject resulted in a 9-0 ruling against it.

At first glance the average reader might wonder why this blog would have a particular interest in this case. Let me assure you this is EXTREMELY interesting to gun owners of this state.

I-1639 has so many different subjects that I won’t both to list them all. But here is a sample:

  • Enhanced background checks (page 3)
  • Training requirements (page 4)
  • Additional license fees for “semiauto assault rifle” (page 8)
  • Waiting period of 10 days for “semiauto assault rifles” (page 10)
  • Secure gun storage required in the home (page 10)
  • Gun dealers must post warnings about unsecured gun storage (page 12)
  • Out of state residents are prohibited from purchasing “semiautomatic assault rifles” (interesting loophole pointed out to me recently is that it is apparently legal give or loan such a rifle to an out of state resident) (page 21)
  • Persons under 21 may not purchase a “semiauto assault rifle” (page 22)
  • Provides for the department of licensing to develop a process to frequently verify, “that persons who acquired pistols or semiautomatic assault rifles pursuant to this chapter remain eligible to possess a firearm under state and federal law” (page 23)

Wouldn’t a reasonable person conclude the above subjects constitute more than one subject? Or would the Washington Supreme Court, which probably has never seen a gun law it didn’t approve of, conclude, “It’s all about guns. This is is a single subject. Case closed.” I give it about a 75% chance the court would claim it’s a single subject.

In addition to the consistent hostility of the court toward gun owners there is another reason why civil rights groups may avoid this approach.

There is already a Federal lawsuit working it’s way through the courts challenging I-1639 on numerous other issues. If the Federal lawsuit succeeds then it has nationwide impact. If a lawsuit in state court succeeds before the Federal lawsuit is concluded then the Federal lawsuit would likely be declared moot and the impact of a victory over I-1639 would be limited to the State of Washington.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Larry Correia

We need to wrap this shit up. I’m hoping for a Trump victory mostly so that ammo prices will go back down.

Larry Correia
Facebook post on October 12, 2020
[Fair enough.

I would have said you should have stocked up when the prices were reasonable but who would have thought the prices would go this high for this long?—Joe]

Quote of the day—Ron Judd

Washington, it was. And is.

AND EVER SHALL BE?

We are a questioning people; questions will be asked. To wit: Is the name simply settled history, a historical bridge too far to even discuss? Is it a tad troublesome, but not enough to skip lunch over? Or is it a betrayal, wholly unjustified, a historical wrong deserving of righting?

Ron Judd
October 11, 2020
Washington is named for a president who owned slaves. Should it be?
[I have questions:

  • Aren’t there far more important issues for the legislature and the people of the state of Washington to address?
  • Aren’t those demanding we address the subjection of people 200+ years ago the same people demanding we give up our arms today?

I don’t believe these people have benign intent. I believe they intend to agitate and divide the people of the state and the country to make us weak.—Joe]

Quote of the day—J. Miles Coleman

It looks like they’ve made the calculation that emphasizing health care, as opposed to gun control, is a better way to get Democrats elected to those seats.

J. Miles Coleman
Associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics
September 28, 2020
Gun-Control Group Dodges Guns in Swing State Attack Ads — Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund ignores guns to press health care in key states
[As is usual, the anti gun groups require deception to advance their agenda.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Mike Selinker

Republicans won’t be content with a win. They will burn every civil right they can find. Trump’s Hitler Youth-like “patriotic education” plan will become a reality. Gun control will become a remnant of history.

Mike Selinker
September 19, 2020
A wargame designer defines our four possible civil wars.
[There so many “interesting” things in this post:

  • Despite the 2nd Amendment and numerous SCOTUS rulings there is no hint that he is aware the right to keep and bear arms is a civil right.
  • The Democrat with their “hate speech” restrictions, anti-Christian attitudes, forced purchase of health insurance, statute destruction, college admission and employee racial quotas, gun licensing, “red flag” (no due process), and gun bans has, by far, the worst civil rights record. Those are just off the top of my head without looking at the massive number of regulations on business and our everyday life. And it’s not even going back to the Jim Crow laws and the KKK.
  • The scenarios examined in his article should have, at least, four different election possibilities. He leaves out possibility number 4:
    1) Biden landslide.
    2) Narrow Biden victory.
    3) Narrow Trump victory.
    4) Trump landslide.

The set of errors found in his article are so numerous and cover such a wide variety of topics that one is forced to conclude he is living in an alternate reality or is knowingly propagating evil.

Prepare and respond appropriately.—Joe]

Judge agrees, Democrats oppose the 1st Amendment too

Good news!

Via Stephen Gutowski we have this report:

A federal court ordered Los Angeles to hand over more than $100,000 to the National Rifle Association after ruling that the city had violated the gun-rights group’s First Amendment rights.

We have to take the offensive against these tyrants. It’s nice to have judges who enforce the constitution.

Quote of the day—Stephen P. Halbrook

The right to keep and bear arms could be found to be protected both by 42 U.S.C. § 1981 and by the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments, according to standards set forth in Jones v. Mayer. The court remarked that “history leaves no doubt that, if we are to give [the law] the scope that its origins dictate, we must accord it a sweep as broad as its language. Further, the Thirteenth Amendment clothed “Congress with power to pass all laws necessary and proper for abolishing all badges and incidents of slavery in the United States.” The black code prohibitions on possession of firearms were a badge of slavery.

Stephen P. Halbrook
1998
Freedmen, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Right to Bear Arms, 1866-1876 page 194.
[“The black code prohibitions on possession of firearms were a badge of slavery.

As are prohibitions against any person of legal age and sound mind regarding the possession of firearms.

Via a tweet from Chuck Petras @Chuck_Petras.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Roger T. Benitez

The result is that any law-abiding citizen may lose his liberty, and (not ironically) his Second Amendment rights, as a result of exercising his constitutional right to keep and bear arms if the arm falls within the complicated legal definition of an “assault weapon.” If ever the existence of a state statute had a chilling effect on the exercise of a constitutional right, this is it.

Roger T. Benitez
United States District Judge
September 23, 2020
James Miller, et al., v. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, et al.
[Chilling effect!!

This is awesome! It’s an infringement upon a specific enumerated right if it causes a “chilling effect” upon the exercise of that right. This has long been the case for First Amendment infringement law but it wasn’t until 2018 in Illinois that I saw it applied to a Second Amendment case.

This is paving the highway to throwing out most of the stupid gun laws in this nation. Licensing, gun and gun owner registration, and even background checks could get eventually thrown out if we approach this incrementally.—Joe]