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… When All Lives Matter : The Tamir Rice Case [#my neck of the woods]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,September 26th,2016

.. hey folks , this one is from my neck of the the woods . Well , almost , but not quite ..

.. The case is quite simple . You have a child [a 12 – year – old] who is out in the evening , all alone . He is in a place that generally that one should not be at this also has something that he should not have . And , what is that …

.. [h/t — DailyCaller.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. a toy gun . It is not just a toy gun , though . It is a toy gun that has had its safety cap removed . Oops . That cap being gone thereby makes this situation a whole lot more dangerous . Why ? The cap ‘ s removal makes the toy gun indestinguishable from the real thing . Which sets the situation for the police response to that public park …

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… This D.C. Gun Bill Will not Cut It [#Second Amendment]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,September 25th,2016

.. these folks do not get it ..

.. the right ” to keep and bear arms ” is an individual right , enshrined in our Constitution . It cannot be abridged by anyone …

.. the D.C. City Council seems to think that they still can …

.. [h/t — WFB.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. they lost the court case [Palmer v D.C.] very badly . The federal judge [a part timer who is normally from N.Y. State , but who also sits in D.C.] ripped the city , the City Council , the Mayor (Vincent Gray) and Congress a brand new one . As he put it , people have a right to have a gun in D.C. …

.. a ” may issue ” bill will not cut it . It leaves far too much discretion over people ‘ s constitutional rights in the hands of the D.C. City Government . It belongs with the people , not the bureaucracy …

.. the judge could impose a ” bill , ” or he could request Congress to step in . The D.C. City Government may not get the message . Someone will have to bang them over the head to get it to them …

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… The Inherent Right of Self – Defense [#2nd Amendment]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,August 7th,2016

.. comes with it a responsibility ..

.. it means that you carry , use , maintain , and store and secure you weapons properly and safely …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. it also means that your weapon is not a toy . It looks and feels like a toy to a child . Unfortunately , to the irresponsible , you have incidents such as this one in Cleveland . There are times like this that all of society ends up learning these lessons [yet , again] the hard way ….

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… Where Self – Defence is Necessary [#USA]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Sunday,March 20th,2016

.. and our god – given right to our guns is a necessity …

.. you cannot always depend on government to defend yourself . Even overseas . You have to be prepared to defend yourself …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post ..

.. you have to be prepared with the basic elements of self – defense . Personal self – defence , no question . Some elements of basic martial arts , that would be even better …

.. also , that one would be armed with a gun , if you thought that it would be necessary …

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… It is the ” Right to Keep and Bear Arms , Dummies ” [#Second Amendment]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Wednesday,January 6th,2016

.. pro – gun candidates won all around the country , folks …

.. it is an undeniable facts . People believe in the right to self – defense , and they want it to be with a firearm of their choice — not the government ‘ s to proscribe , either …

.. [h/t — m.NationalReview.com]..
.. [link] to the blog column …

… it is that simple …

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… You Really cannot Believe the Average Israeli [#self defense]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,October 19th,2015

.. especially if there just might be a third intifada that is getting started ..

.. the common Israeli is confident in the police and the IDF . However , they feel that they have to take more step in order to defend themselves . Given Israel ‘ s laws , that will not be easy ..

.. [h/t — yahoo.com]..
.. [link] to the news story ..

.. however , virtually every adult has served [at one time , or another] in the IDF . So it is likely that they have common sidearms at their disposal . Even if they do not , they know where to ” get them . ” They would rather the arms be legally obtained , but defending themselves comes first …

.. so the Palestinians ought to think twice before attacking . They could end up getting a .357 magnum or .44 caliber Smith & Wesson for their troubles …

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… No , We Do Not Have To End Our Fascination with guns [#Cleveland]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 18th,2015

.. people have the @nd Amendment right of self – defense , Chief .

.. you have to hold responsible the twits that do not safely and responsibly store and handle guns . Especially when that gun [or guns] get into the hands of a child . Those weapons do not belong in those hands …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]…
.. [link] to the blog news ..

.. you hold the adults responsible for what happened . Hit them hard with criminal charges …

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… on the Charleston shooting [#9 matyrs]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 22nd,2015

.. what a horrible , gawd awful tragedy ..

.. the height of immorality and hate ..

.. these souls were studying the Holy Bible during the work week , and then ….

.. [h/t — theRightScoop.com]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

.. a number of these family members have forgiven the gunmen . I am not sure that I could if I were in a similar position , to be honest . The pain for me would just be far too great ..

.. but I would try to find a way …

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… A New York City Tragedy [#eric garner]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,September 5th,2014

.. this was a needless death .

.. what was the N.Y.P.D. harassing a guy over untaxed cigarettes , especially with N.Y.C. ‘ s obscene level of cigarette taxation …

.. [h/t — NYDailyNews.com]..
.. [link] to the video ..

.. New York state ‘ s rate of cigarette taxes is bad enough . Then New York City loads it on on top of the state ‘ s very obscene cigarette tax rates . So , what did they expect to happen ? Nothing ? Duh ! …

.. haven’t those idiots studied economics , especially the Laws of Supply & Demand , of Human Nature , and the Law of Unintended Consequences . Those idiots have one rip – roaring black market going , and the N.Y.P.D. has more important things to do than attacking citizens over untaxed ciggies and what are known as ” loosies . ”

.. contrary to popular opinion and talking heads , the worst that I think that these folks are going to get is a manslaughter rap . Murder ?? No ! ….

.. no , I am not excusing the cop ‘ s misconduct . He used an unprofessional act [the chokehold ] . The use of the chokehold has been banned , and the cops participating should have damn well known better . They could have ” tased ” the guy to subdue him if they needed to …

… I have been tased , and trust me , it is not fun . I did it as a test when I was considering actually buying one . I wanted to understand what it was to be on the receiving end . If I was going to possess one of those things , then I felt the responsibility to the public to understand what I was doing ….

.. I obviously would not want to be shot in order to learn how to use a gun . But , before purchasing one , I will go to a gun range so that I know what it is to hold a weapon , to holster it , to care for it , and to shoot it . I think that it would be a common – sense maneuver before buying a gun …

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… Earth to D.C. [#pro gun rights]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,August 7th,2014

.. what part of Palmer v DC do you not understand ? ..

.. from the initial flurry of news out of the District , it appears they need to have someone hit them upside the head with a baseball bat in order to get the message …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt.org]..
.. [link] to the news piece ..

.. it appears that the D.C. City Council is filled with a bunch of anti – gun rights radicals . Some are as bad as the Chairman of the Council Judiciary Committee , who is as bad as it gets ..

.. it also appears that D.C. is going to follow the example of New York Stae and New York City . that State is infamous for its Williams Act , which is basically a ” may issue ” measure . That will not fly here . The Williams Act is notorious for being next – to – impossible to get a gun permit …

.. if you follow the text of Palmer , you will see quotes from Heller , McDonald , Moore v Madigan , and Peruta v Cty of San Diego . That makes it a very , very strong pro – gun rights ruling . It makes Palmer a ” shall – issue ” ruling , in all likelihood . If the D.C. City Council does not get the message , someone else just might do the drafting . Say , like Judge Skilling himself , or Congress . His Lordship would just love that …

..Further research on Judge Skilling shows him to be a moderate conservative . He is familiar with the District , contrary to popular belief . He served for many years on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court [or , F.I.S.C.] , and sat for many cases on the D.C. bench . That is how he got Palmer , due to the game – playing by the judges on the D.C. bench ..

.. there is obviously more to come on this dandy . Stay tuned ….

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… What Idiot Decided to Come Up with This ?!?! [Smart Gun // Remote Kill Switch]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,June 9th,2014

.. you heard it right ..

.. a smart gun , newly patented with remote – kill switch tech …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..

.. [link] to the blog post …

.. it may be neat technologically , but what idiot decided to come up this ??

.. no gun owner worth their salt will buy it ..

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… How Ridiculous [PC story of the Week]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 27th,2014

.. a second – grader was given an assignment .

.. go outside , find a cloud , and draw what he saw …

.. so , he did …

.. [h/t — TruthRevolt]..
.. [link] to the blog news …

.. then , the school goes hyper . Why ?

.. the kid imagined that he saw a cloud in the shape and form of a gun . Yes , a gun . Then , the adults go bananas …

.. the kid was disciplined . Why ??? …

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… Nice Going , GrandMa !! [Self – Defense] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,May 17th,2014

… this is what you call ” aggressive negotiations … ” ??

.. remember , from Star Wars II (the Clone Wars) — remember what that line meant … aggressive negotiations … self defense with a .45 caliber gun …

.. [h/t — ijreview]..
.. [link] to the video report …

.. there is no better weapon for self – defense than a gun …

.. this granny has the nickname ” Rambo . ” See why ….

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… Nice One , Dummies [Bloomberg goof up]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Tuesday,May 6th,2014

.. when you talk about gun , at least you should know something about how they work ..

.. unfortunately for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg , his latest anti – gun effort has , to say the least , ” backfired …. ”

.. [h/t — gunssavelives.net]..
.. [link] to the picture / blog news ..

gun blooper (bloomberg group)

.. notice something about the photo above ? I thought that you would …. the bullet in the photo / poster still has its casing on … duh !! … nice going , dummies ! …

.. if you are going to put out a poster or photo about guns and / or gun safety , at least try to idiot – proof it … nice going , dummies …

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… I have not Decided Myself on the Issue [on Base Arming with Guns]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,April 11th,2014

.. but I can readily empathize with this retired soldier …

.. this young man was a victim of Nidal Hassan ‘ s mass murder and terrorism in the latter part of 2009 . He is also a combat veteran . So he knows more than a little about guns and combat .

.. [h/t — Newsmax]..
.. [link] to the news piece ..

.. so tell me , what do you think …

.. I will , and soon ..

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… ObamaCraps gone wild [ATF] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Thursday,March 20th,2014

.. story , courtesy of the Libertarian Republic …

.. gun store finds loophole in law , allows them to sell 80% complete AR15 rifle , legally , without background checks …

.. gun can be easily completed by buyers . Government is embarrassed , big time , by loophole . Government tries to strike back …

.. tries to get and seize records and inventory of gun store . Before government acts , gun store strikes back , gains court order to block government from harassing gun store , business , gun buyers …

.. video included …

.. [h/t — theLibertairian Republic]..
.. [link] to the news report …

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… Really Dumb Criminal [Robber] …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Saturday,February 22nd,2014

.. hey , dummy ! ..

.. remember , ” It is the Chicago Way ! ”

.. never bring a knife to a gun fight , stupid …

.. [h/t — theRightScoop]..
.. [link] to the post ..

.. this dummy tried to rob a house . The robber had a stun gun . The homeowner was armed . Guess what happens ?? …

.. BANG ! …

.. one less stupid criminal . Oh , Well …

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… I was Right [9th Circuit Gun Case (Peruta v Cty of San Diego)]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Friday,February 21st,2014

.. I picked up on this article , and this one comes from another legal blog that I like to follow , entitled the Volokh Conspiracy . It is well worth your while to look at and sample …

.. this 9th Circuit case is going to get wrapped into the New Jersey gun rights case , and both will make it to the United States Supreme Court . The full 9th Circuit might want to try to go ” en banc , ” but the Supremes will beat them to the punch , and take up the other case … it thus blocks any move against this one ….

.. Also , this one is usable in the circuit against Hawaii and California ‘ s much more odious gun laws . The district court judges may or may not respect it , but they have to follow it . Much more so when a 6-3 ruling comes down overturning the New Jersey gun law …

.. [h/t — Volokh Conspiracy]..

.. [link] to the blog post ..

Growth chart of right to carry

David Kopel

The chart below shows how Shall Issue laws for the licensed carrying of firearms for self-defense have become the American norm.

As of 1986, slightly less than 10% of the U.S. population lived in states where there were objective and fair procedures for the issuance of concealed handgun carry permits. About a third of the population lived in states where there was not even a process to apply for a permit. The majority of the population lived in states where issuance in permits was highly discretionary, and many issuing authorities refused to issue to ordinary law-abiding citizens.

By 2014, the percentage of people living in the Red states, with no possibility of even applying for a permit, has declined to zero. Illinois’ 2013 reforms ended the problem of states not even having a process theoretically available. (The problem persists in DC, but this chart is only for states.)

As of January 2014, about 2/3 of the population lived in a Green state, with a Shall Issue licensing statute.

Purple states (concealed carry is allowed without need for a permit) have increased from Vermont only in 1986 to several states comprising about 4% of the population. Currently, the Purple states are Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Vermont, and Wyoming (residents only).

The Yellow states (arbitrary permitting) were the national norm in 1986, but they are now outliers. Unless the 9th Circuits’ decision in Peruta is overturned, California and Hawaii will have to become Shall Issue states.

This will leave Yellow states at less than 1/7 of the U.S. population.

Moreover, some parts of the Yellow “may issue” states are already issuing permits as if they were Green. In New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Delaware, permits are issued by local authorities, and in some jurisdictions, local authorities issue in a manner consistent with respect for the right to bear arms. Permits are rarely issued in Maryland, and are extremely rare in New Jersey.

The six hold-out states are increasingly isolated. Not counting tiny Rhode Island and Delaware, the four larger hold-out states each are all bordered mainly by Green states. (Mass. by upper New England and Connecticut; NY by Penn., Vt., and Conn.; NJ by Penn.; Maryland by Penn., Vir., and WV). It should also be noted that in two of Delaware’s three counties, permit issuance is often approximately what a Green state would do.

Rhode Island is sui generis. There are two licensing statutes: a “may issue” statute for the Attorney General, and a “shall issue” state for municipalities. Getting a municipality to follow the statute and issue a permit may require great persistence, and even that is not always successful.

It is interesting to compare the above chart to the map showing the demise of laws against “sodomy” (oral or anal sex), between 1970 and 2003. On the eve of Lawrence v. Texas, there were still 13 states which had sodomy statutes.

Thanks to Rob Vance for gathering the data and producing the chart.

David Kopel
David Kopel is Research Director, Independence Institute, Denver, Colorado; Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C; and Adjunct professor of advanced constitutional law, Denver University, Sturm College of Law. He is author of 15 books and 90 scholarly journal articles.

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… the Good Guys need the Guns , Greg …

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,April 8th,2013

.. See , Greg Sargent writes the Plum Line at the Washington Post . Yea , I know , it is a liberal blog / rag , but it is rich in material to tee off on against the forces of the radical left . Who better to pick on than one of them . Hey , y ‘ a gotta see what the enemy is up to in order to better deal with them ..

.. In this instance , it is dealing with the Gun issue . Yea , you bet it is current . Dingy Harry and his crowd want to bring forth a gun grab bill to the U S Senate floor sometime soon . And Sargeant and his ilk are trying to help pave the way ..

.. Well , let us remind him : …

[-] Criminals break the Law ..

[-] the Rest of Us Obey the Law ..

[-] those of Us who choose to do so have a right to defend ourselves . Preferrably , with a gun ..

[-] Those gun grab bills will affect the good guys , not the bad guys , dummies ..

[-] enforce the current laws , and weed out the failed one(s) ,

[-] ‘ nuff said ..

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