There are a lot of articles and discussion forum threads on barrel twist rate for AR-15s. So why am I writing one? Well, some of the information on the web is very wrong. Additionally, this closes out comment threads we've had here touching on this topic, EMail exchanges I've had with readers, and personal conversations I've had with shooters and friends about this subject. It's natural to put this down in case anyone else can benefit from the information. Or you may not benefit at [read more]
January 2016, people learned about a quirk in the Lone Star state’s gun laws.
People are allowed to openly carry a gun into the state’s 10 mental hospitals and 39 local mental health authorities.
State Sen. Jose Menendez, D-San Antonio, wants to prohibit openly carrying guns into those facilities, so he filed SB 220.
It’s not clear what the criminal penalty will be for doing so, though.
Menendez said he’s a gun owner and when he has time to spare, he enjoys hunting doves and quail.
“But I think we have to realize that even in the days where everybody wore a gun on their hip, there were certain rules,” he said.
Menendez tried to amend the open carry law last session to require people to wear holsters that would make it more difficult for someone to get a gun off another person. But his amendment failed.
“We don’t know what triggers the need for mental health and many of our veterans at times have issues that happen through no fault of their own, and I want to not put a stigma on this. I want to treat it, and I think this bill provides them a safe environment,” Menendez said.
Ah, there’s the obligatory “I’m a gun owner and hunt myself.” But … there’s always a but. And in this case Menendez manages to insult both the mentally infirmed and veterans. How does that feel to you, those of you who are veterans? You’re a danger if you see someone with a gun on their hip. So says Menendez.
But it’s all a lie. Those with mental health maladies have no greater propensity for violence than anyone else, and it’s pure bigotry to assert that they do, with words or with laws. As for his stupid proposal on retention holsters, leave that to the gun owner. Otherwise, we might just have to make laws concerning how well Menendez maintains his home so that there isn’t moisture and mold spores in the crawl space.
But if Menendez is small potatoes, Obama is a big time putz.
Last week, the Obama administration put the finishing touches on a new policy that would deprive recipients of disability insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) of their Second Amendment rights. The administration will now characterize those citizens as “mental defectives,” thereby having their ability to own a firearm subject to the federal Gun Control Act.
Forget about being elderly and the need for an equalizer such as a firearm. Also, forget about Leviticus 19:32. Obama hates everybody except himself, and he may hate himself too. Why doesn’t Obama forego all of that secret service protection, forego firearms himself, and instead of living right down the road from that other putz John Podesta, live in the place that catapulted him to stardom – Chicago?