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The Fourth Circuit on Assault Weapon Bans

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 3 weeks ago

I listened to this video in its entirety, as well as read some on it. I had initially intended to break this all down line by line, showing how stupid it all was.

But that would be a waste of my precious time. In the end, it would have been casting my pearl before swine. I would be better off trying to teach my dog to do calculus.

As best as I can tell, none of the judges who spoke can be trusted to safely make hamburgers at McDonald’s.

PSA Rifle Does Well

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

That PSA rifle did very well in my opinion. There may very well be a difference in the materials of construction of the BCG, or the roundness of the upper receiver, to have caused the wear he sees on the bolt rails, but honestly, I don’t know the testing protocol of that Knight’s Armament rifle, or even if there was one. In other words, they may have cleaned and oiled that rifle versus having run the PSA rifle dry and without lubrication. So the comparison means nothing without more information.

Besides, a BCG can be replaced.

Judge allows challenge to NY assault weapons ban to proceed

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 2 weeks ago


A federal judge is allowing a challenge to New York’s assault weapons ban to proceed after he denied a motion to dismiss the lawsuit Thursday.

Two people supported by gun rights advocacy groups sued New York officials in December 2022 over the state’s ban on assault weapons, saying the law was “infringing the right of law-abiding, peaceable citizens to keep and bear commonly possessed firearms for defense of self and family and for other lawful purposes.” U.S. District Judge Kenneth Karas sided with the individuals bringing the lawsuit in a ruling released Thursday, denying state officials’ motion to dismiss the case.

Attorneys for New York officials filed a motion in the Southern District of New York to dismiss the complaint in May, arguing that the court does not have the jurisdiction to address the plaintiffs’ claims. The state officials’ legal team said the individuals “fail to establish that any injury-in-fact is traceable to the assault weapons ban” because they do not say they hold a license required to buy a semiautomatic rifle.

Karas dismissed the defendants’ arguments in the ruling.

“While there may be serious questions about Plaintiffs’ exemption argument, the Court need not address that question here because Plaintiffs adequately allege standing under Defendants’ interpretation of the statute,” Karas wrote.

“Put simply, Defendants have failed to explain how invalidating the Assault Weapons Ban would have no effect on the ability to obtain licenses for those same weapons,” Karas added later in the ruling.

These are the games that awful men like these lawyers play. The plaintiffs lack standing because they aren’t in prison for owning an AR-15 in New York. They need to buy an AR-15, and in order to do that they need a permit from us. But we aren’t granting permits to own or buy an AR-15. So there. Stuff it.

Fortunately this judge dismissed such gaming of the system.

The administration hates Americans (or at least, the ones who are currently Americans). The elitists in New York hates its people. The most recent school shooting has as its motive the same one as the Nashville shooting.

But they still claim it’s mental illness. How about this? It’s due to wickedness.

The moms in Nashville still want the elitists in Tennessee to infringe on the 2A. I was wondering if these moms, who are part of a school funded by the PCA, also attend or are members of that same PCA church. If so, I’d know who to blame for thinking that a piece of metal can cause the heart of man to be wicked. The pastor should have done a better job of teaching.

But I won’t ask them. Because.

Forgot To Install Buffer Spring

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 2 weeks ago has this entry from a long time ago.

Just got done cleaning my rifle, put it back together, pull the charging handle, and bolt goes back… and I realize I forgot to install the buffer spring assembly.  I can’t get the thing back apart.  I assume it’s because the trigger is cocked?  What do I do to get it apart to reinstall the buffer spring?  How do I fix?

Slam it down muzzle first.

Preferably on carpet or something.

Don’t feel bad I do this about 30% of the time when building a new rifle.

Yep. That’s the fix, and it works perfectly. Nothing is hurt except my pride.

Illinois sheriff says new gun law is more like a request

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 2 weeks ago


JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. (WSIL) — The January 1st Deadline for Illinois gun owners to register their assault-style weapons is approaching.

This is for Illinoisans who already owned assault weapons before the Protect Illinois Communities Act was passed last January.

Jefferson County’s Sheriff Jeff Bullard says the law is more like a request until the Supreme Court determines if the law is constitutional.

“The fact that 90 sheriffs have declared that it’s unconstitutional, including myself being one of them, uh, and stating we won’t be enforcing it,” Bullard said.

Well that’s funny and nothing makes me happier in this sad affair than to see people refusing to comply.

However, the sheriff may be waiting a very long time. As I’ve said, I see the supreme court running from this issue.

It’s one thing to want to see a full decision tree with evidence gathered before making judgment. But as Professor Mark Smith has pointed out, the Heller decision was made completely without presentation of evidence.  This decision should be easy and quick for the supreme court.

“Since semi-automatic firearms and standard capacity magazines are in common use, according to our decision in Heller they cannot be banned. The law is ruled unconstitutional.”

There.  I did it for them. They don’t need 80 pages of prose to do this. They’re just scared.

Federal judge denies request to block Massachusetts assault weapons ban

BY Herschel Smith
4 months, 3 weeks ago


A federal judge in Massachusetts shut down an attempt to block the state’s assault weapons ban Friday, arguing that the law does not break with recent Supreme Court precedent that has severely shaken gun control legislation.

District Judge Dennis Saylor said the state ban keeps with “historical tradition” of gun control regulation, after the high court ruled last year in the landmark New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen decision that all gun control legislation must keep with that tradition.

“The relevant history affirms the principle that in 1791, as now, there was a tradition of regulating ‘dangerous and unusual’ weapons – specifically, those that are not reasonably necessary for self-defense,” Saylor wrote.

The judge added that the assault weapons in question are “not suitable for ordinary self-defense purposes, and pose substantial dangers far beyond those inherent in the design of ordinary firearms.”

And that, dear folks, is all it takes to prove yourself an idiot.

Not suitable for ordinary self-defense purposes.  Substantial dangers far beyond those inherent in the design of ordinary firearms. Now, try to reconcile those two passages.

No, you can’t. Because that 30-06 or 700 Rem Mag sitting in your gun safe will do far more damage than a 5.56mm round. And there were no precedents in 1791 regulating weapons, and there is nothing unusual about AR-15s when so many tens of millions of people own them.

And you know what I see after Heller, McDonald, Caetano and Bruen? I see the supreme court running away from this issue like cowards, especially Barrett. I don’t care whether the court wants to see a full stack of prior decisions on this issue. There is nothing more necessary to make this decision. All the facts are in and have been for decades.  It could be a single paragraph long. Or even shorter.

“AR-15’s are not unusual weapons in America. Therefore, they cannot be banned.”

There, I did it for them.  No muss, no fuss. It wasn’t hard. But it must be hard for them.

SCOTUS Told Bevis to Go Away in His Lawsuit Against Naperville, Illinois AWB Stays in Place

BY Herschel Smith
5 months ago

You’ve heard the news.  Here and here (note that there were no dissents).  I guess the lack of dissents means that there weren’t enough votes and everyone knew it.

Listen to Washington Gun Law where he puts the best spin on bad news.

Then listen to Langley Outdoors Academy where I agree with him.

Here’s my problem with the SCOTUS. They’ll get involved at the flip of a hat to stay a Fifth Circuit knockdown of the ATF, but completely ignore infringement of rights.

Frankly, I just don’t buy the notion that they all want to see a complete record of the case.  It just doesn’t fit the facts.  They get involved all the time where constitutional rights are being infringed.  I guess the second amendment is still a second class right regardless of what the Bruen decision says.

Improper Cleaning can ruin your AR15 Bolt Carrier Group

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

I didn’t even know there were devices like this one.  I would never put metal to metal on my BCG.  What’s wrong with solvent and a toothbrush?  It’s worked just fine for me all these years.

Here We Go On AR-15s Again

BY Herschel Smith
6 months, 2 weeks ago

This time by an ignorant boob, Gretchen Carlson (hey, wasn’t she basically the founder of the “me too” movement?).  Anyway, aren’t they always ignorant?

This is her complaint.

This response is amusing.

But we already knew that, didn’t we?

Boy, would I like to get my hands on an original AR Sporter like that for $297.50! Does anyone want to let one go? I’ll even pay a bit more!

US District Court judge Roger Benitez Rules California AR-15 Ban Unconstitutional

BY Herschel Smith
7 months ago

Here is the ruling.

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