June 15, 2018 Newsletter by Jeff Pittman
Follow-ups on the Mississippi State Supreme Court courthouse carry case.
- Analysis: Gun ruling includes Mississippi history lesson [Mississippi Business Journal]
- Harrison County courthouses adjusting to conceal carry decision [WLOX]
Oh, and nobody gives a flying flip what Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson “likes.” You weren’t hired to like abiding by the law — you were hired to do it.
Register your guns with the government? I think not.
About Those Mass Killer Demographics
A Former Russian Schools Us In English
Dept. of Idiocy
A Colorado Springs man has been charged with prohibited use of a weapon after shooting himself in the leg while unsuccessfully trying to shoot a raccoon on a utility pole.
The Only Ones
FBI agent, Chase Bishop, who shot a man in a Denver bar last week when picking up his gun he dropped on a dance floor, was arrested by the local sheriff’s office Tuesday and faces charges of second-degree assault, a Class 4 felony, punishable by two to six years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. If you drop a gun, LET IT FALL, then carefully, slowly and safely recover it.
You will recall that Mississippi Gaming Commission firearms instructor Robert Sharp negligently fatally shot fellow agent John Gorman during a firearms training exercise in 2015. Gorman’s widow has sued Sharp and the Commission in federal and state courts, alleging that the defendants, and those conducting a subsequent investigation, of using excessive force, failing to protect a law enforcement officer in a controlled setting and exhibiting reckless indifference to medical needs. The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has now ruled that Sharp has qualified immunity, saying that the Fourth Amendment protects against intentional seizures, and this was unintentional. This may not affect the widow’s state tort claim suit.
An unidentified Pasco County, FL, Sheriff’s Office Detective left his pistol in a Burger King restroom. The homeless man who found it and left with it has been charged with a felony of the third degree, which is punishable under state law by five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000. No word on any charges for the nameless detective who actually lost the gun.
Intuit released a statement denying that it is blocking gun-related sales processing by its services, but did not explain its theft of users’ money by reversing legitimate charges. Then, after admitting that it had no clue how FFLs actually handle gun sales, Intuit again contacted Gunsite Academy this week and offered a fair compensation for the losses experienced by Gunsite for the many hours spent sorting this issue out. This offer was made in good faith and not in response to threats of litigation, etc. They explained they were trying to make things right with Gunsite. We note however that the “good faith” part only happened after Intuit’s grand theft story went viral. One pro-gun apologist says that “Intuit’s decision to suspend Gunsite’s account was based on ignorance, not willful action.” Well, I see that as a half-truth. If Intuit was ignorant of gun dealers’ business practices, that’s because Intuit willfully chose to be ignorant, and they willfully chose to royally make fools of themselves without first bothering to ask even one little question about the situation. They apparently never asked about 4473s, bound books, ATF audits and NICS checks. They CHOSE to be anti-gun without even trying the least little bit to learn the facts. And they CHOSE to attempt to steal these businesses’ money. That didn’t happen just because they didn’t understand the retail gun business.
Bank of America is still stupid.
YouTube (a Goober, er Google, company) terminated Brownells’ channel with no warning last weekend, citing violations of their “community guidelines.” (Brownells does videos on gunsmithing, which include (surprise!) how to assemble guns.) But YouTube then reportedly relented and put all Brownells’ stuff back up just 40 hours later following pressure from irate pro-gunners. YouTube has also given The Truth About Guns and other similar channels unexplained “Community Guidelines Strikes.”
Later this month, Google AdWords will also be banning words like “stocks, conversion kits, scopes and sights, tripods and bipods, gun-grips, gun-making instructions, software or equipment for 3D printing of guns or gun-parts.”
“LPD, JPD (Laurel and Jackson, MS, Police Departments) and every other law enforcement agency throughout this country and internationally needs to be disarmed and abolished. From their inception, they have been used as an occupying force and means of social control of the popular masses and a personal military force and buffer for the wealthy ruling class elites who steal the labor and build wealth on the backs of the popular masses.” — Hinds County, MS, Public Defender Adofo Minka, Esq., in the Black Agenda Report
Hogue Grips is dumping Dick’s Sporting Good and affiliated Field & Stream stores as authorized dealers of Hogue’s products, due to Dick’s anti-gun activities. I’ve always really like Hogue’s stuff, and have a lot of it. But I’ve never bought anything from Dick’s, and never will.
The antigun US Conference of Mayors passed a series of resolutions calling for more gun control measures (again) during the group’s annual meeting this week. The group of bodyguard-protected liberal bully mayors wants to ban guns and magazines and opposes “letting” teachers and other non-law enforcement personnel be armed in K-12 schools, because they might shoot a massacrist.
“The U.S. Conference has a 50-year history of formally adopting and aggressively promoting strong policies to reduce gun violence, all consistent with its support (sic) for the Second Amendment to the Constitution,” the group lied.
The American Medical Association, a minority group of typically rich doctors who tend to live in guarded, gated, upscale communities with good police forces and armed private security guards, has renewed its call to confiscate guns so you will be the helpless victims of violent criminals. The AMA, like most medical specialty organizations, doesn’t ask those it claims to represent what it should do. Its leadership tells us what we ought to believe. I will decline to believe the lies of the AMA and anyone else, and to call them out on it. There it is — the AMA is lying, deceitful, arrogant, wrong, and our enemy. They prefer you either dead or in their hands for treatment after being criminally attacked.
[“Doctors, by and large, live very sheltered lives. Their long working hours are spent in hospitals and emergency wards; their off hours, few though they may be, are often within the security of their own homes in relatively safe neighborhoods. Recreational time is often spent in safe environs such as golf courses. Their exposure to violence is real but second-hand. Doctors daily witness the horrible results of gun misuse (and proper use!), but they don’t see the circumstances bringing them about. They are, as a political group, seeing the world through a keyhole and drawing erroneous conclusions. No matter that guns are used over two million times a year to save lives by thwarting criminal intent, their call is for an unrealistic measure such as banning guns, the burden of which is always on the law-abiding citizen rather than the criminal element. One must also recognize that, as a group, doctors tend to be both compulsive and authoritarian: compulsive because it requires tremendous motivation to jump through all the hoops to become a doctor and authoritarian because the consequences of their actions are so profound they must always ‘be right.’ Dealing with ‘medical misadventures’ could bring continuing and profound anxiety without the ability to rationalize and compartmentalize their feelings. As a group, doctors are no more qualified to make political judgments about ‘gun control’ than average citizens and, because of their lifestyles and tunnel vision of reality, may be less qualified than most.” — Donald Dishinger, El Granada, CA]
Lamestream Media. Just some examples.
Virginia Prom Shooting Thwarted by Good Police Work, Not Gun Control
A Georgia hiker was attacked by a rabid coyote and killed it with his pocketknife. I carry a knife too, but that’s not what I would have used.
Also in Georgia, a 46-year-old woman who “normally carries” is being treated for exposure to rabies after she was attacked by a bobcat that she choked to death after it attacked her.
A man armed with a gun tried to rob a convenience store clerk in McComb, MS this week, and the clerk instead shot him dead in the ensuing shootout. I suspect there will be no trial.
How Gun Control Works
“The Tennessee background check system was able to keep an alleged killer from purchasing a firearm in Nashville…”
“How they [criminals] assessed their victims before they acted out. Over and over three things stood out, how their victims looked (frail, weak, not athletic), their overall situational awareness (never go after someone who sees you first), and their arm swing (vigorous arm movement or passive subdued).”
Finger Found In Snapping Turtle
MidwayUSA is now selling guns, and is advertising a $9.99 HazMat shipping fee.
Nosler is now making handguns. Well, sort of. Hand-rifles, like the Remington XP. I call ’em “pifles.”
Winchester Powder has a new website.
Have you seen American Landmaster UTVs? I dunno if they’re any good or not.
“Taking away the rights of law-abiding citizens is not the answer. Again, it was law-abiding citizens with guns that saved my life and many others.” — US Rep. Steve Scalise, a year after being shot in Congressional baseball game practice.
“For, in principle, there is no difference between a law prohibiting the wearing of concealed arms, and a law forbidding the wearing such as are exposed; and if the former be unconstitutional, the latter must be so likewise. But it should not be forgotten, that it is not only a part of the right that is secured by the constitution; it is the right entire and complete, as it existed at the adoption of the constitution; and if any portion of that right be impaired, immaterial how small the part may be, and immaterial the order of time at which it be done, it is equally forbidden by the constitution.” — Bliss vs. Commonwealth, 12 Ky. (2 Litt.) 90, at 92, and 93, 13 Am. Dec. 251 (1822)
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'” — John 14:6 (NIV)