Post Bruen

I’ve been in the fight for gun rights for nearly 30 years. The first time I testified before the Maryland Senate committee on gun control laws my opening was something like “My name is, AWA. I do not own any guns. I do not belong to the NRA. I am here to testify against Bill S.xxx”

That year we went to Annapolis multiple times. We always had something written to submit. We always asked to speak.

The way the Democrat controlled house treated us vs the Republican controlled senate was night and day.

The house committee had metal detectors setup. They were in a sort of auditorium. Nobody was allowed into the auditorium unless they went through the metal detectors.

Except for all of the law enforcement people. These people were going around the detectors and flashing their firearms. Constantly. Rubbing it in our faces that only they were allowed to carry firearms.

When we got into the auditorium the chairman said “There are lots of people that wish to speak. In order to be fair we are not going to hear from any individuals. Each group that has signed up can have one witness testify.”

There were at least a dozen and closer to two dozen gun control groups there. Everything from Handgun Control, Inc to the International Order of Police Chiefs. There was one gun rights organization there, the NRA. They had maybe a dozen people lined up to testify. Each with a different thing to bring to the table.

The NRA was allowed to put one person up to testify.

For the Senate there was a couple of thousand gun rights people gathered outside. The senate committee setup loudspeakers so that the people outside could hear what was being said. When the MSP Colonel showed up to testify in his full uniform the chairman asked if he was representing the Maryland State Police.

“No, I’m here representing the International Order of Police Chiefs”

“Then get out. You are only allowed to wear your uniform when testifying if you are representing the MSP.”

The chief got out. He came back about 10 minutes later in an ill fitting suit. He still had his uniform pants on but he wasn’t in uniform any more.

Regardless, the number of anti gun organizations and people in that committee room greatly outnumbered the gun rights people.

And that was the way of it. And that has been the way of it for many many years.

We were out numbered every time we showed up. The courts were stacked against us. The balancing act of “government interest” vs. “the right of the people to keep and bear arms” always came out in favor of the government.

The number of court opinions that started with “We stipulate for the sake of argument that the 2nd amendment rights of X were infringed. We now move to balancing under intermediate scrutiny. The government has presented compelling arguments that the laws is required, thus we rule that the law is constitutional.”

It wasn’t until 2008 that I saw the first break in the damn. The Heller case did something amazing. For a short period of time there was 100% repropricity in Washington DC. It took about 6 months before they had a new permitting scheme in place. But for that period of time, if you had a CCW or were from a Constitutional Carry state, you could legally carry in DC.

We kept fighting for our rights. The McDonald case erased the “No Issue” states. At least in theory. When you have a “may issue” state like Hawaii that has counties that have no record of every having issued a CCW, it is still a “No Issue” state.

And still the fight for our rights continued. The hope was that a case would make it to the supreme court and we would get a positive ruling.

Then we saw NY pull a fast one. Attempting to moot a case and the court allowed it to happen. THomas said it was well past time for the court to address the second amendment to establish that it was a first class right. The same as every other right guaranteed by the Constitution.

That finally happened last year and the result this year was the Bruen opinion.

“The Court rejects that two-part approach as having one step to many.”

I expected to see the lawsuits. The FPC and GOA keep filing suits, and winning. Thursday a Biden (or Obama) judge in New York put a temporary stay on NY State’s new gun control law(s). It isn’t a full win, but it is a much closer to a win than it would have been 12 months ago.

In Hawaii, they HPD requested comments on the new permitting scheme. More people, not organizations, but average, everyday people showed up to protest. “Shall NOT Be Infringed”.

This is the people no longer knowing they will lose. It is hard to show up and do battle time and time again, knowing the deck is stacked against you. It is hard to call your Senator or Representative and know that they are able to say “Taking away your right to own AR-15s doesn’t infringe on your rights.” without blinking. Wondering if they are lying to themselves or if they truly believe it.

I’m a cynic. I believe that these scum know exactly what lying sacks of shit they are and they don’t care. It is the opinion they were told to have and so they do.

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Friday Feedback

There have been a number of cases filed since the Bruen decision. There have been a number of states that have decided to go off the deep end.

What cases are you watching?

What is the most surprising thing you’ve seen so far after Bruen?

What firearm have you seen and wanted just because of the ammunition?

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Are you ready to shoot a kid?

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida deputy was attacked by a 14-year-old boy while on patrol Thursday, according to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a release from the sheriff’s office, the deputy spotted the boy riding a bike in Babcock Ranch, Florida, just after 2 a.m. A nightly curfew is in effect for the area under the state of emergency for Hurricane Ian.
The boy told the deputy he was fishing in the area despite not having any fishing equipment, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said the boy tried to walk away during the stop before turning around and hitting the deputy on the head. As the deputy tried to call for backup, “a struggle ensued” and the teen stabbed him behind the ear with a pocketknife, the sheriff’s office said.
The deputy was stabbed six times but was able to use a Taser and restrain the boy as he waited for help to arrive, according to the sheriff’s office. The deputy was flown to a hospital for treatment and later released.

Florida boy, 14, accused of stabbing deputy 6 times (wkrn.com)

 

Possibly one of the biggest moral blocks installed in our head by thousands of years of societal living. But the sad truth is a child can kill you as efficiently as any adult given the chance.  And the sad part is that a child can be morally trained not to respect life than it is for us to take his.

We are always behind the curve when it comes to a self-defense scenario, but this scenario sets us even farther back which can kill us.

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Officer down

 

You have to understand what this officer is dealing.

He knows that there is nothing this woman can do to him that would be worse than him, as a white male police officer, geting caught on video being violent with a naked black woman.

She could steal his patrol car and run him over with it and that would be less damaging to his career than manhandling her.

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Economists against the economy

This made me light headed.

 

Simply put, a nation cannot survive,  let one be strong, if it doesn’t have a strong manufacturing base.

Just like a nation cannot survive,  let one be strong, if it doesn’t have strong agriculture.

This guy might as well say “the only reason to support domestic farming is to support working class white men.”

A nation cannot depend on resources from around the world to survive.

We are watching that happen right now when we voluntarily shut down domestic energy production and began relying on the rest of the world for fuel.

We have become weaker as we relied more and more on overseas manufacturing.

It’s insufficient just to have domestic manufacturing of things you cannot manufacture overseas, like military equipment.

Those workers come from somewhere.  We need domestic manufacturing just to maintain a domestic worker skill set and reserve of people.

But this guy doesn’t care about the stability or strategic position of a nation.

He us shilling for Wall Street executives who would be happy to outsource every last job they could to pocket the profits for themselves.

If you resist and push back against that, he calls you a racist with a fetish for protecting uneducated white men.

Let’s all be totally dependent on China for all production for equity.

If Libertarian economics means outsourcing all of your means of production to China so a bunch of Wall Street executives can get rich and then call everyone who objects racists, I’m gonna become a fascist.

The first 48 hours of the J.Kb administration will include the woodchippering of all DC think tanks.

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We’re gonna get nuked – updated

Remember back in the days of mean Tweets and $2 gas, the Left was saying that President Trump was going to start a nuclear war?

That turned out to be another case of projection.

Here are some things to consider.

The Ukrainian President is begging NATO to preemptively nuke Russia.

 

I joked about this earlier, but the Huffington Post published an article titled Could A Small Nuclear War Reverse Global Warming?

 

Then there is this news from today from The Hill:

US purchases $290 million of drug for use in radiological and nuclear emergencies

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) says it has spent $290 million on a drug to treat radiation sickness in the event of a nuclear emergency.

The HHS Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response announced in a Tuesday release that it bought the drug Nplate from Amgen USA Inc. “as part of long-standing, ongoing efforts to be better prepared to save lives following radiological and nuclear emergencies.”

That seems sudden…

This feels like we’re being primed for a small nuclear war.

Joe Biden really wanted to be the second coming of FDR.

One of the longstanding myths of American 3is that WWII got us out of the Great Depression.

What if Biden and his think tank are trying to cause WWIII to pull us out of the Great Recession?

I’m going to keep watching the news but if I start to see articles on how a little nuclear war could fix various economic problems, you can put money on them trying to start a nuclear war.

Update:

 

Yup, we’re gonna get nuked.

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This is why we can’t have nice things.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The same firearm was found during multiple security screenings at a Nashville International Airport checkpoint Monday.

At around 11 a.m., officials say a loaded Glock 9mm handgun was discovered in a passenger’s carry-on bag. Airport police took possession of the bag and escorted the passenger out of the checkpoint area.

After the interaction with police, the passenger returned to the checkpoint area and officers found the same gun, which was unloaded at that time.

Police once again returned to the checkpoint, interviewed the passenger and ensured he did not have his gun during his third and final screening prior to his flight.

 

Passenger tries to bring handgun through BNA security checkpoint twice (wkrn.com)

That is one dense mother-rucker.  Anybody wants to bet he left the gun in his parked vehicle and probably in the glove compartment or under the seat?

 

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