GUNS: Kolbe v O’Malley

Saturday, August 30, 2014

http://blog.cheaperthandirt.com/?p=67872

Court Upholding Ban on Militia-Suitable Firearms Ignores Key Second Amendment Purpose
By David Codrea published on August 15, 2014 in Legal Issues

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U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake decided Tuesday against plaintiffs in Kolbe v O’Malley, a challenge to Maryland’s Firearm Safety Act, ruling “assault weapons” and their standard-capacity magazines “fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual.”

The Clinton-appointed judge went through double-jointed judicial contortions, revealing politically-motivated hostilities to be dissected by no shortage of legal scholars and pundits. They, and readers following their work, will be examining case details and disconnects, including prejudicial weapon descriptions, agenda-driven “expert” testimony, and myriad questionable assertions presumed by the court to be indisputable facts. Those include allegations of enhanced danger posed by the affected firearms, challenges to the effectiveness of the weapons in home-defense situations, dismissal of the relative distribution of such guns among the population, abuses of the demonized weaponry by criminals, and offensive police training comparison arguments used to undermine equal protection and disparage gun-owner competency. Those can then all be balanced against fraudulent “compelling state interest” and judicial scrutiny-level arguments, as if the security of a free State isn’t the most compelling interest, and as if unalienable rights don’t merit the strictest scrutiny.

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What part of “shall not be infringed” doesn’t the judges, politicians, and bureaucrats not understand?

You can not parse a “right”!

The ability to resist the Gooferment and it’s Gestapo is fundamental.

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GUNS: Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Friday, August 29, 2014

http://www.backwoodshome.com/blogs/ClaireWolfe/2014/08/22/sellout-jpfo-to-be-handed-off-to-saf/

Sellout: JPFO to be handed off to SAF — unless we stop it
Friday, August 22nd, 2014

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I was hoping I wouldn’t have to post this, but now that we’re out of alternatives I’ll be as succinct as I can and attempt (no doubt unsuccessfully) to keep my most heated personal judgments to a minimum.

Somebody reminded me this week of that statement from Aaron, the late, great founder of Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. That was how Aaron contrasted himself and JPFO with Alan Gottlieb and Gottlieb’s SAF/CCRKBA.

Aaron wanted to educate people so that victim disarmament would go away. He would have been thrilled to be able to close JPFO’s doors and say, “We’ve done it.”

On the other hand, he despised Alan Gottlieb and saw him as an opportunist who used scary mailings to turn SAF/CCRKBA into a fundraising factory. He saw Gottlieb as a person who needed and wanted “gun control” because that’s what kept the money and the publicity flowing.

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It’s always a case of follow the money?

Like “doctors” that really don’t want a “cure”.

Like March of Dimes that moved on to “birth defects” after polio was cured.

And, the United Way and Red Cross with highly paid CEO and bureaucrats!

Why can’t non-profits be happy when they succeed?

It’s all about aligning “motivations”.

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GUNS: Nine-year-old girl given full auto Uzi!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

http://cnn.it/1AU6K3O

CNN International ‏@cnni Aug 27

Nine-year-old girl kills shooting instructor with an Uzi submachine gun in U.S.

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This is STUPID in action.

Where where the parents?

Where did this “shooting instructor” get his training?

Has anyone ever fired a full auto? Which ever way it ejects, than it will move in the opposite direction.

The joke in boot was that if an untrained shooter is firing fully auto at you, then go low and charge when it runs out in a few seconds. 

During the “War of Northern Aggression”, Union supply officers wanted to discourage repeating rifles because it would encourage soldiers to waste ammo and exacerbate supply shortages. 

Full auto is for defending again a Banzai charge. Nothing else. The Marines have proven that semi-auto is “good enuf”!

When recently I was a “strange gun shoot” (i.e., 15 different guns from 22 to 50 cal semi-auto fixed mount machine gun), there was an instructor and range safety officer at every firing position as well as 5 range safety officer watching each of three stations and one Chief Range Safey Officer in something like a tennis umpire’s chair watch the entire range and commanding “Hot and Cold”. 

Argh!

What were these fools going to do next? Have the child juggle a few running chainsaws.

Between the open carry fools, who damage the cause, and this one, we don’t need “gun control advocates” to oppose us, we are doing the job for them.

Argh! Argh!

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GUNS: Homeowners 1 Home Invader 0

Friday, August 22, 2014

http://bearingarms.com/just-wouldnt-stop-florida-grandparents-unload-home-invader/

Unload On Home Invader.
Posted by Bob Owens on August 19, 2014 at 10:10 am

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According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, the man, 21-year-old Marquise Trevel Yates, broke into a home on Seabrook Cove Road, off Arlington Expressway, about 6:30 a.m. and threatened the homeowner, 50-year-old Foster Coker, at gunpoint.

Police said there was a struggle between Yates (pictured below) and Coker, but Coker was able to get away.

“The homeowner was able to retrieve a firearm and the suspect of the robbery was deceased at the scene,” said Sgt. Michael Paul.

According to the police report, Coker retrieved his personal firearm and exchanged gunfire with Yates. Coker’s wife, Pam, also fired her personal handgun at Yates, who died at the scene.

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Wow!

While as a pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I am saddened at the loss of any human like!

But the chutzpah of an occupied home invasion is stunning.

What else can people do?

One less criminal! And, hopefully, the message gets out!

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GUN: What chance does a 74 year old woman have?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/26301981/ocoee-purse-snatching-victim-shares-her-story

Ocoee purse-snatching victim shares her story
Posted: Aug 17, 2014 11:40 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 17, 2014 11:53 PM EDT
By Carmen Carroquino, Associate Producer -

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OCOEE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – The victim of a violent purse-snatching in Orange County is telling her story to Fox 35 after being discharged from the hospital.

74-year-old Charlotte Dunaway was released from Orlando Regional Medical Center, but is still recovering from Friday’s attack at an Ocoee Publix.

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“God made men and women; Sam colt made them equal.” — Unknown

I guess Florida hasn’t issue enough carry permits.

What chance does a 74 year old woman have against two “urban yutes”?

It’s hard not to stereotype when you see videos like this.

I imagine “Harry Callahan” at the Publix. Wonder what he’d say or do there?

“I know what you’re thinking, punk. You’re thinking “did he fire six shots or only five?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow you head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself a question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well, do ya, punk?” — Clint Eastwood as Harry Callahan in the 1971 classic “Dirty Harry”

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GUNS: WMAL Brian Wilson RKBA is the “war on women”

Sunday, August 10, 2014

http://stationcaster.com/stations/wmal/?d=AM&cid=5541

Mornings on the Mall 08.08.14
Added: 8/8/14
Peter Morici, Rep. Frank Wolf & Bret Baier

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Brian Wilson got on a roll yesterday morning.

I don’t have an exact timestamp but it was in the 7:30 time frame.

He made the assertion that the true war on women was the right to defend themselves.

His example was:

“Taylor Woolrich, a junior, says Dartmouth administrators told her they won’t let her carry a gun on campus, even though she lives in fear of a man who has been stalking her since she was a high school student in San Diego.”

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/06/ivy-leaguer-plagued-by-stalker-may-drop-out-over-schools-anti-gun-policy/

I have a “bumper sticker” quote that sums it up: “Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Brian went on to argue that the R’s should adopt this issue in response to the D’s “war on women” spiel.

He also suggested that the NRA jump on this issue.

And, he expressed shock that this was in New Hampshire, the “Live Free or Die” state.

(I’m a signer on the Free State Project freestateproject.org to move 20,000 liberty lovers to NH and make it the “truly Free State”. Obviously a lot of work to be done yet.) 

The Second Amendment is about self-defense. Both from the tyranny of the government and other predators both two legged and four legged.

Argh!

Seems so simple to me!


GUNS: RKBA SHALL NOT except in the USSA

Sunday, July 20, 2014

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/07/11/why-every-yes-every-gun-control-law-is-unconstitutional/

Why Every (Yes, Every) Gun Control Law Is Unconstitutional
Written by: Byron Berger Self Defense July 11, 2014

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What’s interesting about this language is that it states that the right to bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed. The Founding Fathers placed a bright-line prohibition on infringement of the right. They knew the difference between an outright prohibition and the providing to the federal government the ability to place reasonable restrictions on a right. For example, the Fourth Amendment prohibits “unreasonable” search and seizure.

Until 2010, the significant weakness of the Second Amendment was that, in some minds, it did not apply to state or local governments. These governments were free to make any regulations their state supreme courts held acceptable under the state constitutions. That’s why states like New York and California could virtually ban their citizens from bearing arms.

But it all changed in 2010, when the United States Supreme Court decided McDonald v. Chicago. This case held that the Second Amendment was “incorporated.” This legal term means that the states and local governments now must follow the limitations of the federal Constitution’s Second Amendment, and that state laws cannot be more restrictive than those allowed by the Second Amendment.

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Had an interesting discussion with a young lady going off to college and concerned about personal safety.

A friends recommended MACE or Pepper Spray. 

I disagreed.

The young lady will travel from the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, through the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, to the Pepuls Republik of Konn-net-tea-cut!

Guaranteed she will fall afoul of the diktats in one of those three “jurisdiction”.

I recommend pursuing other options — one of which was a concealed carry permit in all three states. Virtually impossible for “regular people”.

As well as self-defense classes and situational awareness training (OODA).

If some one is going to hurt her, I want her to stop it cold!

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Argh!

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