Archive for the 'Gun Control' Category

I Thought Georgia And South Carolina Were Gun Friendly States?

BY Herschel Smith
17 hours, 24 minutes ago

Mark Walters writing at Ammoland.

March 17, 2020, GeorgiaCarry.Org was informed that the Probate Courts across the state of Georgia would temporarily suspend acceptance of applications for Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses and the renewal of Georgia Weapons Carry Licenses pursuant to an order of the Supreme Court of GA declaring a Judicial Emergency.

So now you get the idea. Georgia requires its law-abiding citizens to have a Weapons Carry License, which is issued by your respective county probate court. As of March 14, 2020, the probate courts have suspended most operations, including weapons licensing. That emergency order has now been extended by Governor Kemp to at least May 13, 2020, as of Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Because Georgia does not provide for the option of openly carrying a sidearm without that weapons carry license, well pardner, you’re just plain old s**t out of luck.

The Governor has been asked by Georgia Carry to suspend the licensing and renewal requirements during the health emergency. He has responded that his office is looking into the legality of such a move but has not been heard from since.

[ … ]

The bottom line? The permitting scheme has outlived its usefulness. It’s time to move on. I shouldn’t need a stinking permit to carry a gun in the first place, and if this whole debacle doesn’t scream why constitutional carry should be the law of the land, nothing does.

Similar to South Carolina, governor McMaster has said he supports constitutional carry, but for some odd reason, it never makes it out of committee.

Oh, and by the way, the only “usefulness” to a permitting scheme for a God-given right is to serve the evil one.

Gun Ownership As A Solution

BY Herschel Smith
18 hours, 4 minutes ago

Media Matters.

In a March 16 Ammoland post, David Codrea imagined the food supply dwindling during this pandemic before telling his readers the government is “utterly incapable of protecting them.” Articles in Breitbart and The Truth About Guns made similar points, saying that Americans realize “their safety, and their family’s safety, is in their own hands” and that “those vying to run the government vow to take that ability away,” all in a thinly veiled effort to encourage gun purchases.

Hey, why don’t you cite these pages, Cydney?  The encouragement to buy guns isn’t thinly veiled (actually, it isn’t either at DC’s place, so the prose makes no sense).

In other news, there are meat logistics problems.

A Tyson-owned meat processing plant that churns out 2% of the US pork supply ground to a halt this week as workers became infected with Covid-19.

And that wasn’t the only meatpacking plant impacted by the spread of the novel coronavirus. JBS USA on March 31 said it hit pause on much of its work at a beef facility in Souderton, Pennsylvania and wouldn’t have it back online until mid-April. National Beef Packing on April 2 temporarily stopped slaughtering cattle at one of its plants in Tama, Iowa after a worker tested positive for the virus.

Plant closures are emblematic of a larger issue across the US food system, as farms and companies work to weather the storm of Covid-19. The health and safety of workers is paramount if food chains are to continue running smoothly—and workers’ perceived safety appears to vary across the industry.

In Greeley, Colorado, at least 830 JBS employees didn’t show up for work on March 30 after several employees tested positive for the virus.

Vegetables and grains are also problematic coming up soon, especially with flooding in the midwest.

Hey Cydney!  If looters start breaking into your home because they’re starving, you gonna give them your grub?  What if they want more than your grub?  How are you going to defend yourself?  The cops are 15 minutes away.

Why Would Anyone Want To Buy Guns In A Pandemic?

BY Herschel Smith
1 day, 18 hours ago

David Codrea.

Petri, Maher, Cleese, and others know damn well the reason why. The extent of what we are facing is yet unknown, as is the potential for social upheaval, violence, anarchy, and mayhem, along with a government response that will only get more repressive the more its control is threatened. Let the food supply get interrupted and those who thought they saw it all with toilet paper brawls will find they ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

Do you recall the time when the computers crashed and FedGov failed to give SNAP payments to inner city Atlanta moms?  Yea, then.  There were nearly riots in the streets, and that was over a day or two delay.

The vast majority of America is within 72 hours beginning starvation.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

And then ponder why on earth people would want means of self defense in a time of turmoil, panic, broken and delayed lines of logistics, sick workers, high unemployment, and potential inflation when all of this cash hits the market?

The gun sales says it all.  The people are smarter than you think, and even the progs know when to give up their utopian dreams.

Maryland Passes Universal Background Check

BY Herschel Smith
2 days, 19 hours ago

So you think times can’t get tougher on the poor pols who are laboring so hard on behalf of your well-being?  In Maryland, they have found time to infringe on the rights of their own people even more.

Maryland lawmakers gave final approval on Monday to a bill that requires all purchasers of rifles and shotguns to submit to background checks.

State law already requires buyers to undergo a federal background check through the NICS Index when purchasing rifles from licensed dealers. The bill extends that requirement to private sales and permanent gifts.

Anyone who violates the act is guilty of a misdemeanor and could be convicted for up to 6 months, be subject to a fine of up to $10,000, or both. A person who provides false information could be imprisoned for up to 3 years, be subject to a fine of $5,000, or both.

The Maryland House of Delegates approved the bill by a vote of 87 to 47, and the Senate approved the bill by a vote of 31 to 14.

The bill will now go to Governor Larry Hogan. Provided that the governor does not veto it, the act will take effect on October 1.

Or in other words, universal background checks.  I do hope gun owners totally ignore it and via person to person transfers, buy and sell until their heart is content.

Because God-given rights.

Wisconsin County Officials Attempt To Censor Speech About Covid-19

BY Herschel Smith
3 days ago

Dean Weingarten.

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office and Public Health Department take coronavirus infection (COVID-19) seriously. We are informing the public that making false statements and spreading rumors about COVID-19 is a crime and will be prosecuted.

No Wisconsin statute is cited. Wisconsin statutes have provisions for false statements or claims by a health care provider.  A search did not find a statute for false statements by a member of the public, not for spreading rumors.

The problem with prosecuting people for spreading rumors or making false statements is it is not clear who gets to decide what is false or not.

There are often diametrically opposed statements made by different media, which cannot both be true.

The First Amendment protects speech, very widely. There are exceptions for inciting riots, slander, defamation or inciting the violent overthrow of the government. There is a provision for disorderly conduct.

None of that seems to apply to the Rusk County threat about false statements and rumors.

The First and Second Amendments are tied tightly together. Openly carrying a firearm is a strong, symbolic, political speech. It is difficult to protect your right to freedom of speech and the press, if you have no right to bear arms, or are not allowed to protect the property necessary to spread your message.

Petty tyrants flow like feces out of the ground as if from a leaking sewer pipe when times get spicy.  Times are spicy, thus the Sheriff seeps from the leak.

If for no other reason, this pandemic is a good chance to see them in action, taking advantage of the situation to lord it over other men and women in violation of their God-given rights.

Nothing gives them the right to prohibit free speech, not God, not the constitution, not anyone or anything.  They may even find a tyrannical judge who backs them up.  That wouldn’t change the reality that they are entirely outside their authority to do something like this.

Sheriff Jeffery Wallace’s email address is

Oh, and by the way, if this Sheriff will clamp down on God-given rights to free speech, he’ll do it when the .gov demands gun confiscations too.  You know he will.  He’s already demonstrated fealty to the dark powers of tyranny.

Gun Control: What Goes Around Comes Around

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 1 day ago

David Codrea.

“[N]ew court documents revealed that the model and actress is accusing Renner of threatening to kill her and himself. As detailed in the docs, Pacheco maintains that after a night of hard partying last November, including drinking and cocaine use, Renner returned home where he allegedly threatened her with a gun and put the gun in his mouth. He reportedly said at the time that he ‘could not deal with her anymore, and he just wanted to be gone.’ In another instance, Pacheco says, a nanny overheard Renner say he planned to kill her and himself because ‘it was better that Ava had no parents than to have [Pacheco] as a mother.’”

[ … ]

… with other privileged celebrities, came out in full support of the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence/Bloomberg Mayors Against Illegal Guns agenda to “Demand a Plan.”

Sorry Jeremy.  I guess you have to rely on those highly paid personal body guards for protection.  As for the rest of us?  Well, we have to defend ourselves from threats.  That’s why we’ll always oppose your ungodly disarmament advocacy.

On second thought, no, I’m not really sorry.  It’s good you see how the power you helped to create treats people, assuming the things she said were lies.

The Dangers Of Red Flag Logs

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 2 days ago

Gun Confiscations As Part Of The Lincoln Administration

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 2 days ago

David Codrea.

“You will see that I have been authorized to collect all military arms of Pennsylvania at my own expense for the purpose of remodeling, and then to be returned again to regular organized companies,” a June 12, 1861 letter from Maj. O.H. Wheeler to Maj. [unintelligible] Carothers ordered. You are deputized by me to demand and collect from whose hands the same may be found, all military arms both good and bad in the county of [Beaver]… and give receipts.”

A major had the authority to do that?  What law or executive or martial law order was passed to allow for the military to compel civilians to surrender their arms? And noting the space where “Beaver” was filled in was a blank on a form letter, was the entire state subject to the order? What about other states in the Union? And people were OK with that?

The way I take David’s article, Lincoln used firearms confiscations from civilians to arm his troops, or at least, he intended to.

To me, there isn’t much difference between that and the mandate to quarter troops.  I believe the war of independence was fought over just such reasons as those.

Prohibitions On The Sale Or Transfer Of Firearms And Ammunition During Covid-19

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

This article galled me.

Lineberger anticipates sales will start to fall off with the stay-at-home order. He’ll continue to be open for business as he received assurances from Gaston County Sheriff Alan Cloninger and Tracy Philbeck, chairman of the Gaston County Commissioners, that his business was considered essential.

“We do supply firearms and ammunition to the (local) police departments. We must remain open,” Lineberger said.

To which I responded, “Mr. Lineberger, your business is essential regardless of supplying LEOs. LEOs are citizens, and every citizen has the God-given RKBA. If you didn’t supply a single firearm or round of ammunition to LEOs, your business would still be essential.”

David Codrea links a recent AG decision in Texas, in which the AG states as follows.

Notwithstanding any other law, … a municipality may not adopt regulations relating to:

“(1) the transfer, possession, wearing, carrying, ownership, storage, transportation, licensing, or registration of firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories;

“(2) commerce in firearms, air guns, knives, ammunition, or firearm or air gun supplies or accessories; or

“(3) the discharge of a firearm or air gun at a sport shooting range.”

And that’s righteous, regardless of the locale.  The N.C. emergency declaration reads “except that this subdivision does not authorize prohibitions or restrictions on lawfully possessed firearms or ammunition. As used in this subdivision, the term “dangerous weapons and substances” has the same meaning as it does under G.S. 14-288.1. As used in this subdivision, the term “firearm” has the same meaning as it does under G.S. 14-409.39(2).”

This is weaker language than the statute in Texas, probably because of the progressives and their republican slave boys in North Carolina.

But it still reads the way it does, and it would be ripe for litigation should anyone declare gun stores to be closed during “stay at home” orders.  Not to mention the fact that it would be wicked.

How Many Times Have I Told Kimber To Leave New York?

BY Herschel Smith
1 week, 3 days ago

I’ve lost count, but many, many times.  It’s too late to avoid suffering at least some financial damage.

Due to the New York state decision to shutter non-essential businesses as part of the COVID-19 response plan, Kimber Mfg. Inc. has stopped production at its New York facilities.

Production continues at Kimber’s new, state-of-the-art Troy, Alabama manufacturing facility, with the entire line of handguns and long guns being assembled. Due to the large number of parts manufactured in Yonkers and the state-mandated closure in New York, the Troy facility will suspend production on March 31st. “This situation is unfortunate as we were off to an incredible start in gun shipments in 2020 and were running our factories seven days a week.

One commenter says “For the life of me, I cannot understand why any firearm related manufacturer would do business in a state, the government of which is committed to the destruction of that business.”

Me neither.

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