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Cincinnati’s Bump-Stock Ban Overturned

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 23 hours ago

News from Ohio.

CINCINNATI (FOX19) – An Ohio appeals court dealt another blow Tuesday to Cincinnati’s bump-stock ban.

The appellate judges upheld a Hamilton County trial court’s 2019 ruling against the ban, reasoning the bump-stocks — i.e. trigger activators — are essential to the function of at least some guns and therefore cannot be regulated without violating the U.S. and Ohio constitutions.

Read the ruling here.

Congratulations to Buckeye Firearms Foundation and Ohioans for Concealed Carry.  We can all be thankful for small victories.

The Sniper Rifles Flowing To Mexico

BY Herschel Smith
3 days, 22 hours ago


NOGALES, Mexico — North of the border, the .50-caliber sniper rifle is the stuff of YouTube celebrity, shown blasting through engine blocks and concrete walls. Deployed with U.S. troops to foreign wars, it is among the most destructive weapons legally available in the United States.

But every week, those rifles are trafficked across the border to Mexico, where increasingly militarized drug cartels now command arsenals that rival the weaponry of the country’s security forces. In many cases, criminals outgun police.

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“It’s irresponsible that in the United States this type of weapon is sold to anyone with minimum requirements and without any follow-up after the purchase,” said Fabián Medina, chief of staff to Mexico’s foreign minister. “What we know in Mexico is that it reaches the hands of criminal organizations, and that with these powerful weapons, they’ve shot down marine helicopters and deprived many people of their lives.”

“Follow-up after the purchase.”  Get what’s happening here?  Plans for the future?  And take note.  It isn’t the corrupt Mexican government that’s to blame, it isn’t the lack of community force protection due to gun control, but rather, U.S. “trafficking.”

But frustration on the Mexican side has grown. A decade after “Operation Fast and Furious,” in which U.S. agents allowed thousands of firearms to flow south in a botched attempt to track them, and despite $3 billion in U.S. aid to Mexico to fight narco-traffickers, the two countries have not curbed the flow of weapons.

Oh I see.  Another one of these “botched operations.”  The truth is more sordid, intentional weapons trafficking from the Obama/Biden administration via Holder, with an FFL being forced to cooperate, and then prosecution of that FFL to destroy his life.  All for the purpose of trying to tie the U.S. to weapons in Mexico and thus push for more gun control.  You mean that botched operation?

“Imagine if criminals were regularly shooting at American police with .50-cals,” Grillo said. “That would surely cause an uproar and people would look at how people are often able to buy these weapons as easily as if they are buying a pistol.”

So pistols are the problem.  No, wait.  AR-15s are the problem.  No, wait.  Bolt action Barrett .50s are the problem.

So this is how it’s going to be for the next four years.  Talking points handed to the CIA’s blog, WaPo, they go to print with the next scare story, and then suddenly the Fast and Furious operation is back in gear.  Or if not, soccer moms are terrified and demand more gun control.

The boogey man carries a Barrett, don’t you know.

Just So You Understand The Stakes In The Upcoming Georgia Election Runoff

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 5 days ago


Breitbart News reported Ossoff’s proposed ban on the sale of semiautomatic rifles, citing his campaign website, where he says, “I support a ban on the sale of semi-automatic rifles (“assault weapons”) and high-capacity magazines to the general public.”

During an MSNBC interview Ossoff expounded on his views, citing his support for a license requirement in instances where a semiautomatic firearm–rifle or handgun–is already privately owned. He said, “For semiautomatic weapons, whether they are rifles or handguns, we need strict licensing requirements.”

What on earth happened to the state of Georgia anyway?

The runoff elections in Georgia (it’s a stupid rule anyway) will make the difference in whether fraudster election Biden’s team makes life exponentially more difficult for firearms owners.

ATF Pistol Brace Ruling: Collusion With Joe Biden?

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 2 days ago

Did the hopeful administration of His Fraudulency Joe Biden collude with the ATF to stir the waters with pistol braces?

November 10th, 2020, during an ATF conference call, Acting Director Regina Lombardo told those in attendance that the anti-gun Biden transition team has reached out to the ATF to get the agency’s “top priorities”.

AmmoLand News’ anonymous source said Lombardo told those on the call that her priorities would be pistol braces and 80% lower receivers.

The Department of Justice told the ATF’s industry side not to move on pistol braces until the agency could be worked out regulations (sic). SB Tactical and other companies have been working with the federal government to clarify the rules surrounding braces. Currently, the rules are very subjective, which means it depends on the reviewer that gets assigned the review to determine if a brace is legal. There is no set standard.

Instead, the rogue ATF’s law enforcement side sent letters to multiple companies stating that their pistol brace firearms were short-barreled rifles (SBRs). Q LLC, which makes the Honey Badger AR pistol, went public with the cease and desist letter that the ATF sent to the company. Because of pressure from the Trump administration and the general public, the agency walked back their demands and gave Q a 60-day reprieve.

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Through an executive order, he created Schedule F. The order allows the President to move government workers into the new category to more easily fire them. Trump could send a message by using Schedule F to remove the rogue ATF leadership.

It sure looks that way from where I sit.  And it causes things to make a lot better sense.  Something like pistol braces and SBRs wouldn’t have even been on Trump’s radar screen.

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Meme Of The Week

BY Herschel Smith
2 weeks, 5 days ago

Via SurvivalBlog, eventually via Notes From The Bunker.

ATF Games Over Revoking Use Of CHPs For Gun Sales

BY Herschel Smith
4 weeks ago


Gun Owners of America recently filed a lawsuit against the ATF, after the agency blocked Alabama firearms dealers from allowing buyers to use their concealed handgun permits in place of going through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

Federal law says that state concealed handgun permits (CHP) that meet or exceed the requirement of section 922(t)(3) of Title 18 can be used by dealers instead of requiring background checks. Alabama’s concealed firearms permit statute meets the federal requirements because sheriffs are supposed to run applicants through NICS before issuing a permit.

The ATF discovered that some sheriffs in Alabama were not using NICS. Some of these sheriffs were running applicants through The National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and other federal databases, but not NICS. Yet NCIC is the same database that NICS pulls its information from before returning with a denial or approval. The ATF decided to revoke dealers’ ability to use CHPs because of a few sheriffs’ actions.

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… as ATF records show, multiple ATF employees decided it was worth the litigation risk because of “public safety.

Oh it has nothing at all to do with “public safety” and they know it.  That’s a smoke screen.

But it does go to show just how much the ATF is feeling its oats.

In Case You Wondered About Where Social Media Stands On Censorship

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago


Mrgunsngear did a video on Biden’s gun plan. It was as honest and factual as all his videos are. He only used information from the ATF and Biden’s website to describe what the gun plan would mean for Americans.

Youtube SHUT IT DOWN. Here is a link to Mrgunsngear’s facebook page.

I actually watched the video. It wasn’t controversial. It literally was just him explaining Biden’s gun plan.

Edit: Here is a link to the video that was posted on YouTube. You can judge for yourself. There is nothing controversial about it.

Ha!  Until Fakebook takes it down.

A long, long time ago, American patriots should have seen this coming and planned for a different social media platform.

This is our own fault for relying on the communists.

Gun Control In Virginia

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

News from Virginia.

The General Assembly’s action would have been considered a rousing success if the goal was to increase, rather than decrease, the number of firearms in the commonwealth. But since there are now more than a half million more of these weapons in Virginia than there were before the Democrats’ highly-touted gun control bills passed, one can only conclude that the effort was a total flop.

Oh, I don’t think it was a total flop.  It had the affect of making it more difficult on FFLs, which was one of the goals.

Get Lost, Nuns!

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 2 weeks ago

News from Massachusetts.

SPRINGFIELD — With $2,000 worth of stock, a network of nuns and a Catholic health care organizations are once again asking gunmaker Smith & Wesson to adopt a statement on human rights and to make a public accounting of the cost of gun violence.

Company management — remembering the strong backlash to Smith & Wesson’s Clinton-era overtures to gun safety advocates — said adopting the sort of human rights policy the nuns are looking for would alienate supporters in the “firearms enthusiast community,” according to Smith & Wesson documents filed in the run-up to the vote.

The request for a human rights policy modeled on the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights goes before stockholders Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Smith & Wesson’s annual shareholders meeting.

The initiative is backed by the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility which includes the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investments the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary U.S.-Ontario and the Adrian Dominican Sisters and others.

They’re being old biddies and mother hens for the world because they missed their calling in life.

First of all, go pound sand and get lost.

Second, you’re designed to be married, wife of one husband, and mother to children.  Go do what you’ve been designed to do and then maybe you wouldn’t have so much time to be nosy, gossip and meddle in the affairs of others.

Watch List For Militias

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

I stumbled across this definition (which I’ve never seen because I don’t frequent this web site).

The FBI, on its website, describes this: “Militia extremists … believe that the Constitution grants citizens the power to take back the federal government by force or violence if they feel it’s necessary. They oppose gun control efforts and fear the widespread disarming of Americans by the federal government.”

If you do not believe that the first amendment recognizes the right of amelioration of tyranny by force, you don’t believe that the war of independence was righteous.  Many, of course, don’t even today.  But that aligns them squarely with tyranny as the founders so aptly stated.

If you oppose gun control efforts, I suppose the FBI has a place for you on their watch list.

If you don’t believe that the pols desire the widespread disarming of Americans, you haven’t been listening.  It’s not just the democrats.  GWB famously was in favor of a new AWB after the first one went sunset, but couldn’t get the senate to go along.

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