Quote of the day—Kevin Martingayle

Kate expressed to her husband concerns about this individual in particular, as well as one other person. In fact, they had a discussion the night before about whether or not she should take a pistol and hide it in her handbag — and decided not to, ultimately, because there’s a policy apparently against having any kind of weapons that are concealed in the building.

Kevin Martingayle
Kate Nixon family attorney
June 10, 2019
‘Gun free zone’ law disarmed Virginia Beach shooting victim, attorney says
[Any employer who has a policy which disallows people from defending themselves as a condition of employment should be held at least partially responsible for the death or injury of an employee who is a victim of a violent crime where appropriate defensive action could have stopped the crime. They are creating a hazardous working environment.

How is this different than a slick floor or heavy dust in a work environment then banning appropriate shoes and breathing masks? “Gun free zones” are OSHA for violent criminals. OSHA should be leveraged for innocent victims of violent criminals.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Chris Murphy and Dianne Feinstein

Guns like the AR-15 aren’t used for hunting and they’re not viable for home protection. They have only one purpose, and that’s to fire as many rounds as possible, as quickly as possible.

Outlawing these weapons, an action supported by 60 percent of Americans, will bring down the number of mass shootings and reduce the number of casualties, just as it did when the ban first passed in 1994.

Chris Murphy and Dianne Feinstein
June 14, 2019
Our Republican Colleagues in the Senate Must Act to Break the Cycle of Gun Deaths
[I’m not certain about the 60% number. It’s going to depend on which poll you believe. The rest of the asserted data is composed entirely of lies.

This is to be expected. Anti-gun people lie habitually and have been doing that for decades. Just don’t let friends and family buy into those lies. And if someone is someone is lying to you about something as important as the Bill of Rights you have to know they are evil people and when in political power, such as Murphy and Feinstein, almost for certain have evil intent for the general population.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Daniel Easterday

Many thanks to Alan M Gottlieb, the Second Amendment Foundation, Illinois State Rifle Association, David Sigale, and all of the people that have supported me.

Daniel Easterday
June 13, 2019
[It’s another win for the Second Amendment Foundation. This time it was an “assault weapon” ban they eliminated. Unfortunately it has essentially nothing to do with the Second Amendment or “assault weapons”. They got it overturned because the state has a preemption on gun laws by cities and counties. The city ignored this and SAF go the law thrown out on the basis of city didn’t the authority to pass such laws.

Still, a win is a win and the people of Deerfield are a little bit freer because of it.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Brian Enos

Awareness in shooting comes from observation without thought. Awareness leads to action without thought. Awareness exists only in the present tense, along with shooting. Although awareness happens actively, it’s perceived passively.

Brian Enos

Practical Shooting: Beyond Fundamentals Page 16.
[I know what Enos is saying. I sometimes experience this when shooting and am trying to get into “the zone” consistently. I think this is the major obstacle to my further improvement at this time.

I’m not certain this is the best way to say what Enos means.

I went looking for Yoda quotes to supplement Enos but I couldn’t find one that was a good match.

A year or so ago I read Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience to try and find out more about getting into this state of mind and body. It wasn’t as rewarding as I had hoped it would be.

Several decades ago, when I played a lot of tennis, I read The Inner Game of Tennis. This was when I first started understanding this state. I’m beginning to wonder if I should read it again and apply it to shooting.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Adam Baldwin @AdamBaldwin

Ghoulishly standing on a child’s grave does not grant you moral authority over citizens’ Amendment II rights.

Your displaced ire should instead be focused upon actual evildoers and the Scot Petersons, Scott Israels & the ‘Rethink Discipline’ policies of the world.

Go in peace.

Adam Baldwin @AdamBaldwin
Tweeted on June 10, 2019
[Good advice. But for many of people this is aimed at already know the graves of the children are just the excuse for their anti-rights stance. In a twisted sort of way school shootings are “just a price to pay” to get what they want.

Don’t believe that? Then why do almost all anti-gun people get so wound up over getting rid of the “gun free zones” and/or hardening the places where almost all mass shootings occur? They use mass shootings as their major justification for more restrictions on our specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms.

If mass shooting happened less frequently or involved few deaths of innocent people they would have less justification for infringement. Their agenda is not only more important to them that the loss of innocent life. To keep their agenda alive they desire the loss of innocent life.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Rescued Goddaughter‏ @XianCorleone

Americans, I’m watching the #GunControl protests from Italy. Take a European’s advice:

Last century our governments disarmed us. Now, in Germany & the UK they arrest you for Twitter & FB posts.


If the gov’t takes your 2nd Amendment, one day it’ll take your 1st.

Rescued Goddaughter‏ @XianCorleone
Tweeted on March 26, 2018
[My understanding is that term “Politically Correct” speech fully bloomed into usage during the Stalinist era in the USSR. You could be arrested and set to the gulag and/or executed if you were too careless in what you said. Read The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Volume One) for a taste of what went on there. They murdered millions of people because of “politically correctness” ran amok.

People are being arrested and prosecuted in Europe but we are not far behind. There are lots of people who have lost their jobs for not adhering to the politically correct rules of the day.

My model for what happens is that the power to punish people attracts a certain type of person. The type of person who should never be allowed to have such power. When groups of those people get together they convince themselves they are doing good and find more people to punish. They get themselves worked up into a feeding frenzy and justify their escalation of punishment and the decrease in the seriousness of the offense which satisfies their criteria for punishment. Left unchecked they will execute the majority of a town and a sizable percentage of an entire country.

Read The Gulag Archipelago to see how it happened in the USSR. Look in the news to see the beginnings of it happening all around us now.

Own firearms, get trained, and practice with them to nip genocide in the bud when it escalates to the lethal level.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Oculusprince2017 (@Oculusprince201)

Actually I do get to tell you because its my freedom. You have the freedom not to listen. And its not about self defense you have a tiny dick complex and need something to over compensate for it. Have you considered a 357 magnum with extended barrel to make up for it?

Oculusprince2017 (@Oculusprince201)
Tweeted on May 27, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

I sometimes find it curious just how messed the brain wiring of an anti-gun person is (see also here). As Lyle often reminds us, they insist they have the “freedom” to do wrong. Also they believe that what we say is at total odds with they “know” what we are thinking. This whole “I know what you are really thinking” thing is a sign of certain personality disorders.

I wonder if these people can ever be cured or at least get the crazy under enough control such that they aren’t a threat to everyone around them. I understand that reality is sometimes difficult to discern but, wow, these people are really out of touch.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Alan Gottlieb

This is an important case because it is testing state gun laws against Colorado’s strong right-to-keep-and-bear-arms state constitutional provision.

Our brief provides a historical examination of why the right was specifically protected by the state constitution, and applies that to today’s context.

Anti-gunners are constantly arguing that there is no historical support for protecting modern repeating firearms and our brief provides proof that repeating rifles capable of holding 15 or more cartridges were in existence long before Colorado became a state in 1876. The framers of Colorado’s constitution knew exactly what they were doing.

Alan Gottlieb
June 5, 2019
[See also BREAKING: FPC, FPF Join Challenge to Colorado Gun Magazine Ban, File Colorado Supreme Court Brief.

SAF and friends don’t win them all but they win a lot of the lawsuits against the anti-gunners. And sometimes they get the antigun city and/or state to pay for the lawsuit.

I think this is the best bet, short of changing our culture, which I’m also working on, to reduce and perhaps eventually stop the infringement upon our rights. My employer and I donate thousands of dollars to SAF and FPF each year.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Robyn Thomas‏ @RobynGLC

Don’t be fooled: the so called “hearing Protection Act” does nothing to protect hearing. It makes it easier for active shooters to inflict serious harm on our communities without being detected by trained law enforcement professions.


Robyn Thomas‏ @RobynGLC
Executive Director, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Tweeted March 13, 2017
[It sometimes amazes me how brazen they are in their lies. In this case we see two obviously contradicting sentences immediately adjacent to one other.

One should not be surprised at their lies. Deception and outright lies are an institutionalized and essential part of the anti-gun culture. It has been that way for over 30 years.

They are at war with us and they know it. Many on our side don’t quite understand that.  Give our enemies the “respect” they deserve.—Joe]

Quote of the day—PBinLostAngeles

The right to keep and bear arms was not enshrined in the 2nd Amendment because the founders were concerned about crime. The right to keep and bear arms was intended to protect the ability of the governed to resist tyrannical government. The gun control question should not be “How does the presence of guns in civilian hands affect crime?” but “How does the presence of guns in civilian hands affect/preserve freedom from tyranny?”

June 4, 2019
Comment to Why Gun Ownership Rates Tell Us Little About Homicide Trends in America
[Closely related is the question of how gun control affects the probability of genocide. Read to get a clue.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Tam

Only when these yahoos are getting reliably smoke-checked by their intended victims is this attention-seeking behavior going to stop.

This got stopped by good guys with guns, but people got killed waiting for them to show up.

Anybody who mandates you be disarmed in a country full of guns does not have your best interests at heart.

June 3, 2019
Overheard In Front Of The Television…
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Dana

Of the top five things people would never expect me to do, learn to shoot a gun is one of them.

This is exciting!

June 1, 2019
[I’ll have a full “new shooter report” later today.


In the picture above Dana is the woman on the left. Chris is on the right. By their own request, they are getting a sample of what self defense shooting is about.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Barack Obama

Some of you may be aware our gun laws in the United States don’t make much sense. Anybody can buy any weapon, any time. Without much, if any, regulation, they can buy it over the Internet, they can buy machine guns.

Barack Obama
Former U.S. President
May 30, 2019
SHAMELESS! Obama Heads to Brazil, Lies REPEATEDLY About American Gun Laws
[Lying. That is what gun grabbers do. The truth is toxic to them and their agenda. Lying and deception has been a essential part of their culture for over 25 years.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Monte Milanuk

This year’s goal: no singed wookie!
#boomershoot #fireball

Monte Milanuk
Tweeted on April 30, 2015
[At Boomershoot 2014 Monte, who does resemble a wookie, fired the opening shot to detonate the fireball target. There were some miscalculations and Monte was too close. Watch this video for details:

I didn’t discover Monte’s tweet until yesterday.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Tiana Lowe

In the video Cuomo snarked on, Corban isn’t belligerently calling on Americans to arm themselves to prepare for civil war. She’s not even lauding limitless assault weapons or luxuriating in the gore of guns. She’s recounting how she survived being strangled and raped by a man who is currently serving life in prison, and how the Second Amendment empowers her to defend herself and her children from future threats.

Even if you’re in favor of restricting different kinds of guns or creating registry regulations, Corban is pretty much the worst target you could possibly focus your ire upon. Yet Cuomo cannot help himself.

Tiana Lowe
May 29, 2019
Constitutional ignoramus Chris Cuomo just can’t help himself, mocks a rape survivor
[This is what they think of your right to keep and bear arms. It is better to be violently raped than defend yourself with a gun.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Tom Knighton

This provides yet another glimpse into the mind of the anti-gun activist, though. You see, no matter what they ask for, it’s important to remember that it’s never the endgame. They’re never finished with that one bit of gun control. It’s only a start. They’ll either use it to justify the next piece of legislation or claim that it doesn’t go far enough, all despite no evidence that more is even needed.

Tom Knighton
May 28, 2019
NZ Gun Grabbers Not Content With Assault Weapon Ban
[It’s worse than just lack of evidence. In our country it’s in defiance of the specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms.

We know the motivation isn’t about making the general public safer. We know the motivation is sufficient they don’t hesitate to lie, indeed, lying appears to be an inherent part of their culture. These people are evil and must be stopped.

Change our culture by “coming out of the closet” as a gun owner. Take new shooters to the range. Donate money and/or time to gun rights groups. And call out the lies of those who wish evil upon us.—Joe]

Quote of the day—JohnRJohnson‏ @JohnRJohnson

You can’t reason with these people. They have no conscience or self-awareness. Their sole focus is the sexual ecstasy they experience holding the power of death in their hands. They have all sorts of justifications for this fixation, but it boils down to their gonads.

JohnRJohnson‏ @JohnRJohnson
Tweeted on May 19, 2019
[It’s another Markley’s Law Monday!

As some people have already commented, there is a whole lot of projection going on here.—Joe]