Thursday, April 7, 2011

Outdated and false info still being pushed as true facts

In a bid to stem the flow of American money and weapons into Mexico, a key committee in the Texas House is examining a proposal that would give the Department of Public Safety permission to assist the federal government in the creation of southbound inspection checkpoints along the border.

A 2009 report released by the federal government stated that 87 percent of the guns seized by Mexican law enforcement agencies between 2004-2009 were traced back to the United States. Of the American-sourced guns seized in Mexico, 39 percent of them came from Texas, more than any other state. [more]
By now, this is common knowledge (or at least it certainly should be, especially among "authorized journalists"), so I was please to see that someone had already put them in their place by citing this article.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Proud to be a Shooting Family

My wife, Kami, and I have also instituted a new discipline program in our household.

Our son, Payton, turned eight years old on April 7. Kami and I decided to give him his first firearm, a Cricket single shot .22 (Does this qualify as a straw purchase?). Instead of the typical punishments for misbehavior, Payton now has some incentive to behave. Payton starts each day with ten .22 rounds. Each time he misbehaves, we take one round away. In the event that he goes the entire day without misbehaving, he receives a five round bonus. This makes Payton's total potential weekly haul 105 rounds. [more]

[via WOG]

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CALIFORNIA: AB 962 Gets Squashed!

In a dramatic ruling giving gun owners a win in an National Rifle Association / California Rifle and Pistol (CRPA) Foundation lawsuit, this morning Fresno Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Hamilton ruled that AB 962, the hotly contested statute that would have banned mail order ammunition sales and required all purchases of so called “handgun ammunition” to be registered, was unconstitutionally vague on its face. The Court enjoined enforcement of the statute, so mail order ammunition sales to California can continue unabated, and ammunition sales need not be registered under the law. [more]

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Traver Off Topic

From the police’s point of view, criminals are an inconsiderate bunch: no fixed address, very little record keeping, no scheduled hours of operation, etc. Criminals do not keep appointments or offer even minimal cooperation.

It’s a real challenge. Some cops are heroes; 100 percent of them are government employees. [more]
For some reason, I keep thinking of the joke referring to "Military Intelligence" as an oxymoron.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Learn About Guns Creator Opens Law Firm

As a gun rights proponent, I have an interest in self defense and its implications in criminal and civil matters, and plan to spend a good deal of time on that area of the law. Given my background in Computer Science and the time I spent at previous firms that focused on business law and other transactional matters, I may also spend more time in that area of law. [More]
Eric is a great source of self-defense articles, as well as lots of general firearm-related information.

Congrats, Eric!

The Long Recall

The Civil War in real time, 150 years later... [read]

via War On Guns

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gun Crime and Gun Control, In Their Proper Perspective

Instead we should accept, indeed embrace the idea that freedom is not free. Never has been. Never will be. We should do our best to make society safe, but not at the expense of our individual right to armed self-defense, as guaranteed by our Founding Fathers, without “common sense” caveats or “public safety” restrictions. [more]
A great point, Robert. Agreed.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Anti-Gun Mentality

Defense mechanisms are normal. All of us use them to some extent, and their use does not imply mental illness. Advocates of victim disarmament may be misguided or uninformed, they may be stupid, or they may be consciously intent on evil, but that doesn't necessarily mean they are "mentally ill". [more]
I completely agree, but I have to remind myself of this sometimes...

There is a large amount of reference material listed at the end of this article.

Monday, December 27, 2010

NRA Supported the National Firearms Act of 1934

"The National Rifle Association has been in support of workable, enforceable gun control legislation since its very inception in 1871." [more]


Thursday, December 23, 2010

El Paso Times on ‘automatic weapons’ purchases: Ignorance or deception?

Until I read this article, the idea that there's no way they'd be "purchasing" their guns from FFLs never occurred to me. I had never considered the re-sale price drop aspect. [read]

Here's one of my favorites from the article: "Here’s the bottom line: Anyone who would infringe on your right to keep and bear arms—even if they sincerely believe in their cause—is not your friend. Anyone who would lie to do it is your enemy."

As always, great article, David.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Obama and Guns: The End of Appeasement?’s only a small step. But it is a step in the right direction...
Henigan on the two major anti-gun moves that the Obama Administration has made (source: Brady blog from today).

Is this guy serious?! I mean, really?! People like this just test my patience. Even when things like this and this happen, in Brady paradise, they still think that the answer is more laws and forced victim disarmament, instead of letting people take care of themselves.

Court Blocks Obama From Spying On Cell Phones, E-mail

The administration said Americans should expect no privacy “in the totality of his or her movements in public places.” [more]

Oh, really? And you think you don't have to tell everyone what you're actually doing behind those closed doors? You're a public servant!!

The Anti-Gun Male

He often accuses men with guns of "compensating for something." The truth is quite the reverse. After all, how is he supposed to feel knowing there are men out there who aren't intimidated by the big bad inanimate villain? How is he to feel in the face of adolescent boys who have used the family gun effectively in defending the family from an armed intruder? So if he can't touch a gun, he doesn't want other men to be able to either. And to achieve his ends, he'll use the only weapon he knows how to manipulate: the law. [more]
Thanks to David at War on Guns for the link to this article.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Attorney says Aitken to appeal for vindication on gun charges

Brian Aitken, the New Jersey gun owner whose seven-year sentence for gun and ammunition possession was commuted yesterday by Gov. Chris Christie, will appeal, his lawyer has stated. The commutation does not expunge his conviction, and as such, Aitken is currently prohibited from owning firearms. [more]

Gov. Christie commutes Brian Aitken's sentence

"Brian Aitken, who was convicted of illegally possessing two handguns that he had legally purchased in Colorado, will be spending Christmas out of prison," reports. [more]


Obama, Gates ignore national security failure

While patting himself and his warfighting team on the back over successes in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama -- as well as Defense Secretary Robert Gates -- is ignoring the recent defense failure on Wednesday.

A long-range interceptor missile fired by the U.S. military failed to hit and neutralize its target in a test over the Pacific Ocean. [more]

ATF Proposes Illegal “Emergency” National Gun Registry

The Obama administration recently selected Andrew Traver to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (and Really Big Fires). When Barack’s mob made the announcement, a Chicago news report surfaced wherein Agent Traver called for a ban on assault weapons. Bloggers also exposed his connections to two prominent anti-gun rights groups. At the time, several commentators predicted that the appointment signaled a new strategy for the Administration: they would pursue gun control through ATF fiat, rather than legislative initiative. Roger that . . .[more]

Monday, December 20, 2010

Ten most corrupt politicians of 2010

On Thursday, Judicial Watch released its 2010 list of Washington's “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.” While there may be some surprises, readers will note that neither political party has a monopoly on political corruption. Special thanks to Judicial Watch's Jill Farrell for providing the Law Enforcement Examiner with a comprehensive list of men and women deserving of recognition for their corrupt ways or illegal activities. [more]

Friday, December 17, 2010

Guns: Labels, Signs, and the Enlightened Masses

Imagine my surprise when I “crossed over” to firearm ownership and discovered that gun owners are simply law-abiding citizens who have chosen to exercise their right to protect themselves and their loved ones, hunt or simply enjoy firearms. They come from all backgrounds, races, creeds and political beliefs. They are lawyers, doctors, musicians, artists, laborers and CEOs. They are mothers, fathers, children and grandparents. They are stay-at-home suburban moms and they are third-shift highway construction workers. [more]