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Legislation, Litigation, Florida Updates, Enemies

Legislation, Litigation, Florida Updates, Enemies

March 9, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman

MS Legislation

Mississippi HB1083, which has passed the House and was amended in a Senate committee (see previous newsletter discussion), was again amended on the Senate floor. If I understood the discussion correctly, the floor amendment would provide that armed enhanced CCW license holders would be allowed at school athletic events only if law enforcement is not present at each entrance to the venue, but would not be allowed to be armed if there is an LEO working every entrance. The Senate amendment was passed on the floor 27-18 and the bill should now go back to the House to concur in the Senate amendments or invite conference. I believe that deadline is March 22.

Cederick L. Ellis, Sr., Ph.D., the superintendent of the McComb School District, said that his teachers are too mentally unstable to be trusted with guns. Literally.


A 20-year-old Oregon man filed suits Monday claiming Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart unlawfully discriminated against him based on his age when they refused to sell him a .22 rifle. Oregon and federal laws allow rifle purchases by non-prohibited persons 18 years of age or older.

The NSSF has some info on discrimination suits.

The Amalgamated Local No. 376 and United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, AFL-CIO, which are two of the labor unions at Colt’s West Hartford, CT facility, have filed suit against the company in US District Court of Connecticut, alleging violation of a collective bargaining agreement by “outsourcing significant production and laying off workers.”  The suit asks the court to reverse the layoffs of 74 workers until an arbitration case against the company is heard in July.

Parent demonstrates that school’s security doesn’t work, gets arrested for pointing that out.

The US Justice Department has entered into a conditional settlement agreement with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee to turn over documents withheld by former Attorney General Eric Holder related to the Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal during the Obama administration. The settlement agreement was filed in federal court in Washington D.C. after six years of litigation arising out of the Obama administration’s refusal to produce records requested by the committee, and which resulted in former US Attorney General Eric Holder being found (and remains) in civil and criminal contempt of Congress. This doesn’t mean that anything has been fixed regarding the government’s illicit schemes.

Florida updates

NRA Board member and NYSRPA President Tom King reports that the Parkland, FL school shooter had previously been expelled for bringing a gun to school. Go figure.

More on the Broward County Sheriff’s deputies standing down during the massacre.

Two Miramar SWAT officer who were nearby at the time have been suspended for responding to the Parkland massacre. A third officer was suspended for social media posts making the city look bad, which probably means they were accurate.

Analysis by Ron Borsch:

“Only half of Rapid Mass Murder© incidents are ever stopped by anyone, meaning in that half, the murdering stops only when the murderer says it stops, as in this Florida example. In the half that is stopped by someone, it is on-site citizens that are the majority factor by a two-thirds majority. The remaining minority third is stopped by OFF-SITE police.”

You’re on your own (YOYO).


Stanford rejects College Republicans’ proposed logo because it shows American flag

At the Oscar (Academy) awards ceremony this week, thousands of anti-gun celebrities, many of whom wore Michael Bloomberg’s gun control pins at the event and lectured their dwindling and lobotomized audience about gun control, were protected by over 500 LAPD officers armed with “assault” weapons, presumably at taxpayer expense, plus an unknown number of armed private bodyguards. Meanwhile at my workplace, we have one. Most of you have none. Oscar TV ratings were down 20% to a record-low viewership of 26.5 million.

armed guards?

We have a report that Lyft is offering gun control supporters free rides to a series of anti-gun rallies on March 24 around the country.

This guy won’t be a Dick. He’s reportedly not the only one.

The rest of the Dick’s story (click image below to enlarge).

Dick's wishes

If you want to stick it to Dick’s and Walmart, buy your athletic equipment and cheap t-shirts (what they make most of their money on) elsewhere. In fact, buy everything elsewhere.

Outdoor Life magazine seems to be too worried about a division between “outdoor recreationalists” and gun owners to have any concern about freedom and liberty. We also note that Field & Stream magazine jumped on the gun-ban bandwagon decades ago.

When pro-gun control advocates tell you they don’t want to take your guns, they actually want to take your guns. It’s simple. They are liars.

In 2004, 16-year-old Jon Romano brought a pump shotgun to Columbia High School in East Greenbush, NY, to shoot up the school. He is in prison after being convicted of attempted murder and reckless endangerment. Now he’s getting liberal press coverage for being in favor of gun control and for supporting students from other shot-up schools who are demonstrating against guns. Gee, I wonder why this would-be massacrist doesn’t want his victims to have guns?

Dating app Bumble (which I’d never heard of) is banning photos including guns across its entire platform in the interests of “safety,” with the exceptions of uniformed military or LEO users, saying “Online behavior can both mirror and predict how people treat each other in the real world.” Yep, and what does Bumble’s online behavior say about its management? Bumble is also making a big contribution to a gun ban group. I’m guessing FarmersOnly.com doesn’t have that rule. Further, if your date/potential date has a problem with guns, RUN AWAY!

Your insurance dollars at work:

Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini announced this week that the company would donate $200,000 to support the March for Our Lives gun control rally scheduled for later in March.

In New Jersey, anonymous Cherry Hill High School administrators suspended a teacher, searched him, and required him to undergo a physical and psychological exam because he expressed support for arming teachers in order to protect students. If I get names and addresses of the guilty, I will print them here.

NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called for a national gun confiscation program in a syndicated column through Black Press USA on Monday. Ever heard of the Black Codes, Mr. Johnson?

Connecticut’s gun-banning Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) said this week of the NRA, “They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization.”

Mad Dog PAC, registered in December by former Bill Clinton administration staffer Claude Taylor, is running a billboard campaign aiming targeting House Republicans before the midterm elections. Their billboards state that “The NRA is a terrorist organization.” Well, you know what happens to mad dogs.

Regarding the proposals to raise the gun buying age to 21, a commenter notes that Audie Murphy would have been deemed “too young” to be trusted with a rifle at the time his legendary heroics earned him recognition as the most decorated combat soldier of WWII.

CNN journalism


The Only Ones

The 19-year-old Central Michigan University student who police say shot his parents to death inside of his dorm room last week used his father’s handgun. The father was a part-time police officer in the Chicago suburb of Bellwood.

Wyatt update

Richard Wyatt, 54, former star of the Discovery Channel reality TV show “American Guns,” was sentenced to 78 months in prison for failing to report $1.1 million in income to the IRS, conspiracy and dealing firearms without a license after being found guilty last year in US District Court on 10 felony counts.

2-faced MS Gov. Bryant

Gov. Phil Bryant last week spoke out in support of allowing school employees to carry guns on campuses, but as a legislator representing Rankin County in 1992, then-state Rep. Bryant co-authored a bill that would have stiffened penalties for anyone, regardless of status or intent, carrying a gun on school grounds:

“It shall be unlawful for any person to carry a concealed pistol or revolver on any public school premises or at any public school or school district sponsored activity regardless of the possession of a permit to carry a weapon pursuant to the provisions of this section,” read Bryant’s bill.

School gun signs cartoon

What happens when campus carry passes. I told you so.

US city of 30,000 has had only one murder in the last 6 years — Guns are required there.

Should have been a DGU

Restraining order, security system didn’t stop him. The murderer was recorded saying “So you got a new surveillance system; how’d that work out for you?”

Remember that paper and cameras and lights and alarms don’t actually stop anyone. Locks may not either. Take appropriate precautions.

Church Security Training


Around half of all FBI agent involved shootings occur because an attacker does not realize they are LEOs and tries to hold them up or carjack them.

Read Tom Givens’ feature article this month. It’s important.



Two Gun Tactical Owner Receives MS House Resolution

Two Gun Tactical is a new gun store and range in Flowood, MS. This link is to a Mississippi House of Representatives Resolution commending one of the owners, Second Lieutenant Colonel John White, MSANG (Ret). Thank you for your service, Colonel.


Redding has six new Premium Die sets available for 9mm, .40 S&W/10mm, .45 ACP, .38 Special/.357 Magnum, .44 Special/.44 Magnum and .45 Colt. The 3 die sets include a titanium carbide sizing die, a newly designed expander die containing the unique Redding expander plug now coated in titanium nitride, and a micrometer seat/crimp die.

Quote of the Week

“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment. I grew up in Alabama in the late ’50s, early ’60s. There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham police were going to protect you. When knight riders would come through our neighborhood, my father and friends would take their guns and fire in the air if anybody came through. I don’t think they actually hit anybody. But they protected the neighborhood. I’m sure if Bull Connor had known where [the guns and gun owners] were, he would have rounded them up. I don’t favor some things like gun registration.” — Former US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice

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