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—Bookworm

Because of the American resistance to class warfare, beginning in the 1960s, American leftists started to substitute race, sex, and sexual orientation for class. That is, instead of dividing America along economic lines, they divided it along immutable characteristics lines. By doing so, they created permanent fissures in society. The point, always, was to destroy constitutional government, the free market, and a liberty-oriented mindset, and replace it with pure statism: Rule by the iron hand of the so-called “expert.”

Bookworm
October 10, 2020
This election reflects America’s peculiar, and very dangerous class war
[Excellent observation!—Joe]

Quote of the day—Sarah Hoyt

Before you go abooging, remember, Madame Guillotine is always hungry. And indiscriminate with it.

Sarah Hoyt
October 10, 2020
ACTUALLY THAT SOUNDS A LOT LIKE THE FRENCH REVOLUTION. IN THE END BOTH SIDES LOST
[And if you decline the confrontation when the revolution comes to you it is guaranteed the win and you the loss.—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—Donald Trump

Sleepy Joe Biden, he’s betrayed Black and Latino Americans, if you think he can run this country you’re wrong. For half a century. We’ve got to vote these people into oblivion, got to get rid of them, so bad for our country. Black and Latino Americans are rejecting the radical socialist left and embracing our pro-jobs, pro-worker, pro-police—we have to have law and order—and pro-American agenda.

Donald Trump
President of the United States
October 10, 2020
Trump Makes ‘Law and Order’ Pitch to Black, Latino Voters in ‘Blexit’ White House Speech
[From a policy standpoint this is the major reason why I believe Trump is most likely to be reelected. The Democrats have become aligned with socialism and violent crime. Those on the lower economic tiers, primarily minorities, will be the most adversely affected by a socialist agenda and they know this.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Adam Smith

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an exemplary beacon of justice.

Adam Smith
U.S. Representative, 9th District, WA-D
Press Release September 18, 2020
[This tells you everything you need to know about this public servant.

He is incredibly ignorant and/or evil.

Why? Contrast Smith’s words to these:

In a constitutional democracy the moral content of law must be given by the morality of the framer or legislator, never by the morality of the judge.

Robert Bork
Speech
American Enterprise Institute, 1984

At the SCOTUS level a judge’s job is not to deliver “justice”. It is to interpret and apply the law. If the judge is ruling in terms of what is “just” then they are little more than another legislative branch elected, for life, by the President and the Senate.

Leftists see SCOTUS as needing to be politically “balanced”. At least as long as they can’t have the court entirely filled with those who administer “justice” from the left. This is wrong.

There is no “balance” when reading the law of the legislative and the founders. There are only various degrees, including zero, of error in interpreting and applying it to the case under consideration.

Smith has demonstrated his ignorance and/or distain for our form of government. He needs to be replaced with someone who passed their government class in high school and will honor their oath of office.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Angelo Codevilla

The revolution that created the American oligarchy—illiterate contemporary Marxists notwithstanding—has nothing in common with Karl Marx’s original democratic (in the Aristotelian sense) conception “from below” (e.g. his 1875 Critique of the Gotha Programme) other than “overthrowing the pillars of the house.” Ours is the Party-centered oligarchic revolution from above that Lenin outlined in What Is to Be Done? (1902). This Leninism is the template of the Soviet and every other Communist regime, bar none. In our revolution, too, everything—always and everywhere—is about the Party.

Angelo Codevilla
September 23, 2020
Revolution 2020
[Via Kevin.—Joe]

Quote of the day—Sam Jacobs

Marcuse is perhaps the most influential of the Frankfurt School thinkers in the United States. Anytime you hear a leftist explain why tolerance actually means intolerance, they’re channeling Marcuse.

Sam Jacobs
October 2020
Cultural Marxism’s Origins: How the Disciples of an Obscure Italian Linguist Subverted America.
[Jacobs is referring to a concept advocated in Herbert Marcuse’s A Critique of Pure Tolerance in 1969 which can be summarized as:

Tolerance should only be applied to left-wing groups and ideas, while right-wing groups and ideas should be mercilessly suppressed.

That idea has certainly taken root.—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]

Antifascist flags

Via bleepfuzz @bleepfuzz:

AntifascistFlags

I looked around some to try and verify the claims. I couldn’t find a flag for the Antifaschistische Aktion but I did find a German 1932 poster:

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and the logo for the German 1932 group::

AntifaschistischeAktionLogo

Here is a flag used in Gainesville, Florida on October 18, 2017:

AntifaGainsville2017

The first two sentences in the image at the beginning of this post appears to be correct. I have not tried to verify the second paragraph from the image. But it would appear that if it is true, and history runs essentially the same course, then the Democrat Party of America will be crushed by American Nazis.

That seems to be unlikely at this point. If strong opposition to Antifa forms it would seem to be more likely it is a mainstream majority demanding “law and order”.

Regardless, we live in interesting times. Day zero is four weeks away.

Quote of the day—Hope Thacker

Race matters most to those who want to use it as a weapon. Social justice comes from a Marxist ideology. Kids are taught to be victims then claim they are victimized if they are punished in any way.

It is a recipe for unraveling. The entire country. AOC is a full fledged, all in Marxist. They may be charming at times but they are dangerous to a free society.

Hope Thacker
October 4, 2020
Comment to I was wrong about the Democratic Party #walkaway
[I have nothing to add.—Joe]

Boomershoot infrastructure improvements

I was at the Boomershoot site this last weekend. I had two main tasks. The most important was to bring the explosives magazine up to ATF spec. The shrouds around the locks on the explosives magazine were inadequate:

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Many years ago I received a variance from the ATF on them. I recently changed the ownership and the ATF license from my dba FlashTek to  Boomershoot LLC. With that change, for some reason, the old variance did not transfer (I know, but remember, it’s a government rule. It doesn’t have to make sense). In the mean time there were additional rulings on the use of this type of lock. They clarified the requirements for the shrouds. I needed to improve them. I bought a cheap welder that could be operated by my 3kW generator and the steel to reduce the gap by 2.5”. I made the changes on Saturday without setting anything, or myself, on fire. There weren’t even any burn holes in my pants or minor skin burns.

The other issue was the top of the shipping container was in danger of developing leaks again. I strongly considered building some sort of covering over it myself but eventually decided I would rather have a professional take care of it in a more permanent manner. I received one bid by someone who proposed a sloped roof over the top which would have cost more than I originally paid for the container. Then another guy from Lewiston suggested a layer of plywood with TPO over the top and bid $1,700. I accepted and it was installed this weekend:

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It should last 15 to 20 years as long as it doesn’t have a tree fall on it or something.

It is such a relief to get that done. It was really tough to even find someone to return my calls and now it is done before the fall rains and the heavy snow arrive.

Quote of the day—Tim Pool @Timcast

DOJ Just Nuked Portland, Seattle, and New York

Tim Pool @Timcast
Tweeted on September 21, 2020
Regarding Department Of Justice Identifies New York City, Portland And Seattle As Jurisdictions Permitting Violence And Destruction Of Property
[Not literally, figuratively.

Those cities, and other socialist cesspools were already on their way to near total waste like Detroit. This just makes it more clear socialism only works until you run out of other people’s money and that rule of law is superior to rule of mob.—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]

Quote of the day—Larry Correia

The Republicans are annoying, usually spineless, often stupid, and sometimes corrupt… But holy shit the Democrats are fucking evil.

Larry Correia
Posted on Facebook September 30, 2020
[What do you expect from socialists and communists?

Further evidence to support this assertion is their inherently violent nature.—Joe]

Quote of the day—dick costolo @dickc

Me-first capitalists who think you can separate society from business are going to be the first people lined up against the wall and shot in the revolution.

dick costolo @dickc
Tweeted on September 30, 2020
[This is not just some random troll on the Internet. This was the CEO of Twitter from 2010 to 2015. He has 1.5 million followers on Twitter.

This is what they think of you. They want you dead.

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.