Not So

14 05 2016

Jefferson City

Don’t get too excited.  The bill that has been brewing in the intestines of the General Assembly all session long and has made it to Nixon’s desk, for the inevitable veto, to be followed by a probable override in the September special session, is not truly ConCarry.  It is, however, loosening of some restrictions.

Which is just as well, because I don’t think ConCarry is the ideal in NAM-heavy states.





To the Highest Bidder

12 05 2016

Orlando

zimmerman-gun

George Zimmerman’s own words:

Prospective bidders, I am honored and humbled to announce the sale of an American Firearm Icon. The firearm for sale is the firearm that was used to defend my life and end the brutal attack from Trayvon Martin on 2/26/2012. The gun is a Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm. It has recently been returned to me by the Department of Justice. The pistol currently has the case number written on it in silver permanent marker. Many have expressed interest in owning and displaying the firearm including The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C. This is a piece of American History. It has been featured in several publications and in current University text books. Offers to purchase the Firearm have been received; however, the offers were to use the gun in a fashion I did not feel comfortable with. The firearm is fully functional as the attempts by the Department of Justice on behalf of B. Hussein Obama to render the firearm inoperable were thwarted by my phenomenal Defense Attorney. I recognize the purchaser’s ownership and right to do with the firearm as they wish. The purchaser is guaranteed validity and authenticity of the firearm. On this day, 5/11/2016 exactly one year after the shooting attempt to end my life by BLM sympathizer Matthew Apperson I am proud to announce that a portion of the proceeds will be used to: fight BLM violence against Law Enforcement officers, ensure the demise of Angela Correy’s persecution career and Hillary Clinton’s anti-firearm rhetoric. Now is your opportunity to own a piece of American History. Good Luck. Your friend, George M. Zimmerman ~Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum~

POW.

The ideal person to win this auction and buy this thing?

Donald Trump.

But, you know that someone who can’t even publicly oppose affirmative action, in fact, he publicly supports it, won’t even try.

After all, this very strap helped drive the turnout politics of 2012.





4473

5 05 2016

Washington, D.C.

Not “felons” anymore, because hurt feelings.

Does that apply to Form 4473?





The Lost and Found Bin of Excuses

17 04 2016

Downtown

Can’t use Amendment 5 as a crutch anymore, SCOMO totally shut and locked and hermetically sealed those doors.

So it’s time to dig into the lost and found bin of excuses and dig up the Permit to Transfer bromide.

A bromide which others have refuted well enough, but even a response like this is too clever by half.  All you need to do is to heed the words of someone who actually did the PTT paperwork to buy his first pistol, that being your ever-lovin’ blogmeister.  I have never heard of a case of anyone being prosecuted for not filling out the PTT paperwork after having purchased or sold a “concealable firearm” (barrel length < 20in) during the time when the PTT system was law in the state.  The PTT law hasn’t existed since 2007, but even before, it might as well have not existed.  Besides, St. Louis City’s most murderous year was 1993, a year when PTT was theoretically law.

But there’s another thing that’s bugging me from this MSNBC video.  Dotson bitches about rural predominance of the General Assembly, even though House and Senate districts are drawn on a population basis; there are (or are supposed to be) about the same number of people living in the smallest most densely populated St. Louis urban legislative district as there are living in the largest, most rural district.  But that’s not the point.  The irony of the matter is that eliminating the PTT system actually and in practice made it slightly more difficult for rural Missourians to purchase firearms legally.  You’re able to read in the link above what the PTT paperwork entailed.  While St. Louis City’s Sheriff and the St. Louis County Police Department made you abide by this scheme to the letter, the taboo fact of the matter is that many rural sheriffs treated this process as a rubber stamp.  They said the purchaser and seller actually filled out the paperwork when they really didn’t, as long as the sheriff knew both well enough.  In some cases, the sheriff even rubber stamped buyers who legally couldn’t buy, but the felony was a long time ago, really bad fuck-up as a kid, he’s been on the straight and narrow for decades.  And, while the PTT law existed, Missourians who bought didn’t have to get the NICS check, because legally, a NICS had to be run during the PTT process waiting period.  Like I said, that happened if you were an urban buyer, but many times, not in rural areas.  Now that PTT no longer exists and it’s just straight NICS queued by the seller, this means no more friendly rural sheriff rubber stamping, and he whose felony was a long time ago is going to get denied.

No bother, though, if you give enough people just enough of an excuse, damned if they don’t take it.  What, you didn’t expect Sam Dotson to name the ook, did you?  And you didn’t expect Obama/Soros/team blue to take responsibility for throwing a lit match into the gasoline pool of the black undertow for partisan electoral political purposes, did you?

One more thing:  You’ll notice the video starts with the WMSKEO yard signs, and there are apparently new versions that have the phone number to the Job Corps.  Well, there’s late breaking news about that:  Claire McCaskill wants more money for more policing at security at JC, because, as you know, the local Dindus are turning Job Corps into job corpse.

 





Lawfare Loses

4 03 2016

Chicago

Happy day.

But…

This, the activists’ complaint said, violated the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003, which forbids municipalities from engaging in policies that create have a disparate negative impact on racial and ethnic minorities.

Do you realize what a legal tar baby that is? Almost all positive public policy (positive, meaning that it is the result of written laws and ordinances, as opposed to negative, which is the lack of action on the part of public officials) has a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities. Murder being a crime has a disparate impact on black men.  That said, I think the main reason why this lawsuit was laughed out of court was because the Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003 forbids positive policies that have a disparate impact on blah blah blah, but it can’t do anything about negative policies.

UPDATE

The actual ICRA 2003 text, which isn’t very long.  But, here’s the relevant section:

No unit of State, county, or local government in Illinois shall…utilize criteria or methods of administration that have the effect of subjecting individuals to discrimination because of their race, color, national origin, or gender.

Which means I was right, there can only be a violation if there is a positive public action, not a negative one.

 





Cutting Off All Shortcuts

9 02 2016

Jefferson City

SCOMO ruled today that Amendment 5 doesn’t allow for the legal possession of firearms by convicted felons.

A decision that (A) we knew they would make, and (B) didn’t have to make, if one simply read their ruling on a very similar matter last year.

But, I guess it’s better to cut off all possible shortcuts, and denude certain people of an excuse.





She’s Trying to Teach Us a Lesson

16 01 2016

Austin, Texas

I think there’s a really cogent point that not even she’s aware of even though she’s making it.

The point is that the NRA, et al. et al. et many many al., are one of the few elements left on the greater American right that is still fighting the culture wars, and not surprisingly, it’s one of the few elements of the greater American right that’s actually posting a lot of wins.

It’s one of the reasons why I was so happy with cuckservative and #NRORevolt last year, because the Alt-Right now seems to want to join the culture wars and do so as its own sovereign entity.








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