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Hurricanes and FFLs

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 15:54

David Codrea has thoughts on the subject. NFA owners have problems moving their firearms interstate, which requires pre-approval, and FFLs have problems with removing their inventory from their licensed presmises. Both these can and should be addressed by changes in regulations.

And another one bites the dust....

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 01:11

Inver Grove Height, MN: armed robbers try to stick up a cell phone store, a clerk, who has a concealed carry license, shoots one and drives the other off.

More dumb crooks

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 16:10

Two armed robbers target a bar where police are having a retirement party.

Hurricane Harvey looters in Texas: one KIA, one WIA

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:56

Story here. I suspect this is just the beginning of the casualty list.

DC asks for en banc in Wrenn v. DC

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 13:57

Dave Workman has the story. Wrenn struck down DC's "may issue" carry permit system

A bit of history

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:42

Here, on Youtube, is a 1955 film distributed by the U.S. Army and produced by NRA.

Sounds like my kind of town....

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 19:49

Man attempts to assassinate a Steubenville Ohio judge, is shot down by the judge and a probation officer.


Mon, 08/14/2017 - 14:27

The US military is buying M-4 replacements chambered in 7.62 NATO, because they need its penetration and range.

Baltimore "cease fire"

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 14:44

So Ceasefire announces this will be a weekend without homicides in Baltimore. They'll hold rallies and whatnot to promote peace.

The result:

"But even as ceasefire events continued late Saturday afternoon and into the evening, police reported three shootings, two of them fatal."

Wonder who called 911 on this?

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 22:23

Police respond to report of cat in a tree carrying an assault rifle.

I don't care how responsible a feline seems to be, never give him a loaded semiautomatic firearm.

Yahoo News lets Katie Couric go

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 21:00

Story here.

I'm sure Virginia Citizens Defense League is breaking out the champagne, after the way she deceptively edited footage of their members in a "documentary."

Two More Mayors against Guns Bite the Dust

Fri, 07/28/2017 - 13:25

Story here. Allentown mayor Ed Pawlowshi is charged with fifty counts of corruption-related charges, bribery, and with gaining $150,000 in "pay to play" schemes. Former Reading mayor Vaughn Spencer is charged with a dozen counts.

According to the US Attorney, "The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading charged in the two indictments unsealed today sold their offices to the highest bidder -- violating the trust and confidence of the citizens of their cities. Both mayors, working with other corrupt officials and businesspeople, directed lucrative contracts to companies who agreed to provide campaign contributions in exchange for work."

Good discussion of DC Circuit's recent 2A ruling

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 17:33

Here. By Prof. Joseph Blocker, who in Heller assisted in the briefing for the other side, the D of C.

Hat tip to Alice Beard....

Thug Culture and "Stop Snitching"

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 23:59

First I'd heard of the "stop snitching movement" encourages people (inner city residents mostly) to refrain from telling police about criminals, and gives clear threats as to what happens if they disobey.

I only heard about the movement because one of the stars of its video had had a second son murdered. The second son was recently released after charges of murder were dropped against him; the father is still in prison on assault charges. The first son's murder has yet to be solved...

Eagle deaths: an interesting contrast

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 19:11

"Bald Eagle Threat: Lead Ammo Left Behind by Hunters". In New York, "Nine bald eagles were confirmed as lead-poisoning deaths in 2016, and seven so far this year."

"Trump Inflates Wind Turbine Eagle Deaths." "Smallwood says about 100 eagles die each year [in California] due to impacts with the spinning blades on windmills." "By the way, bald eagle deaths appear to be rare. Also, as a species, there is less concern because their population, about 70,000, is growing, while the population of golden eagles, about 20,000, is at best holding steady and could be declining."

When worked at Interior, a quarter century ago, I was told that bird deaths due to wind farms were massive, but orders were to do and say nothing, because wind power was fashionable. Hmmmm...