Duke University’s Arguments Against A Statutory Second Amendment

Herschel Smith · 22 May 2022 · 14 Comments

The Regulatory Review links a paper by Joseph Blocher of Duke University arguing against state preemption laws that prohibit more restrictive gun control statutes by cities and counties than instituted by the state itself.  The paper is entitled "Cities, Preemption, and the Statutory Second Amendment." He argues: As a practical matter, though, nothing has done more to shape contemporary gun regulation than state preemption laws, which fully or partially eliminate cities’ ability to…… [read more]

Protests In Edmonton

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 3 weeks ago

I guess it’s not over yet.  Canadians aren’t just going home and shutting up.

Oh, and by the way, Google doesn’t control Bitchute. I’d rather use them.

Freedom Convoy DC trucker reveals plans to clog capital’s vital Beltway interstate and likens impending protest to ‘a giant boa constrictor that squeezes, chokes and swallows’

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 4 weeks ago

Daily Mail.

Bob Bolus, who’s leading a fleet of transports from Pennsylvania to Washington on Wednesday, plans to help shut down the Capital Beltway on Friday in protest of vaccine mandates, pandemic-related restrictions, and more.

The 64 mile road – whose formal name is the I-495 – encircles the capital, and is its most vital ground transportation link. One lane will be left open for emergency vehicles, but Bolus has said ‘tough luck’ to commuters.

‘The Beltway will be shutdown,’ Bolus told Fox News. ‘I’ll give you an analogy of that of a giant boa constrictor that basically squeezes you, chokes you, and then swallows you. And that’s what we’re going to do to DC.’

‘We will not compromise anybody’s safety or health. As far as if they [people] can’t get to work, geez, that’s too bad.’

I’m left wondering about the wisdom in telegraphing your plans to your opponent.  Larry Bird used to tell his opponents exactly what he was going to do, and then he would do it.

This isn’t the same thing.  As for those folks who are going a different route, I’m also wondering if this isn’t perhaps a plan to hamper those efforts?

Ottawa Police Kidnapping Protesters

BY Herschel Smith
5 months, 4 weeks ago

I had initially seen this with no direct reference to a name or a report in the field and was just a bit skeptical, deciding that I wouldn’t post it.

But then this report appeared, and it seems to corroborate the report above from someone to whom it happened.

But I’ll say (somewhat tongue in cheek) that the worst of all of this appears to be that they won’t let the lady in the video below buy coffee.

Beyond the fact that they acted like Nazi thugs (and certainly enjoyed it), this is just too far.  If you get between me and my fresh ground black coffee, there’s going to be trouble.

As for the first two reports, if they know they can’t really legitimately arrest protesters and they’re simply dropping them off down the road, that seems to me to be a similar criminal offense to false arrest (and maybe worse).

I believe the formal name for this would be kidnapping.

Anyway, I suspect that “support the blue” thing is rapidly evaporating in Canada with this behavior (just as it is in the U.S. with SWAT raids, asset forfeiture, bad treatment of people who carry firearms, indemnification of police in bad shootings, vocal support for gun control and permitting schemes, and a host of other awful things).  I also suspect that for every protester they mistreat or kidnap or trample with horses, they create a thousand new ones.  As for the lady who wanted coffee, we should all condemn the cops in complete disgust for that offense.

From the perspective of COIN (counterinsurgency) doctrine, they have learned nothing from the misadventure in Afghanistan.

Then again, neither did our doomed elitists.  They can talk about COIN all they want to and write pedantic and silly papers until they’re blue in the face.  They never understood it then, and still don’t today.  They never knew what they were doing.

Quick example: In Afghanistan they gave Viagra to child molester chieftains so they could continue their abuse, thinking they would make friends, while disgusting our own troops and infuriating the Taliban even more.  In the end, no one loved the command structure or brilliant “thinkers” and “strategists.”  They were hated everywhere and by everyone.

Western nations are one big gaggle of incompetence and stupidity.

Finally, there is this ridiculous, pretentious finger wagging and sermon-preaching by cops while threatening to bust doors down.

The story is in the comments.  Basically, this restaurant owner was about to go out of business because of Covid restrictions.  The truckers meant new business, saving his livelihood, while they also helped him clean up.  He had given interviews about that, and this is the cops paying him back.

What was that I said about bullying one protester and creating a thousand more?

In the offices of Klaus Schwab: “Call on line 3 … the boy king is in a panic and needs assistance and direction.”

Freedom Convoy Update #2

BY Herschel Smith
6 months ago

In Toronto too.

And back in Ottawa.

Ottawa police try to make excuses for trampling an elderly woman.  Excuses suck.  And this one does too.  They wouldn’t have to make excuses if they didn’t do it.

Finally, I’ll observe that there is no insignia or badges or names on the goons on the line. They have de-personed them just as they’ve tried to de-person the protestors. This is what the Bolsheviks did.

Tyranny In Canada

BY Herschel Smith
6 months ago

The boy king got his way.  The police followed orders – of course – and so the Trudeau regime has demanded that this go to the next phase.  They’ve picked a fight. This was an unwise decision.

At Instapundit, this was seen in the comments.

Some people are just slow to learn, but learn they eventually will. Mike Vanderboegh used to call it “losing the mandate of heaven.” The constitutional sheriff and constable is replaced in favor of a standing army to suppress the citizens, whose only goal is to maintain the power of the regime. The main point to be made here is that tyranny is ungodly and an afront to the Almighty and therefore cosmic treason. It is a violation of God’s holy laws. Tyrants attempt to usurp the authority God Himself has over family, church and state (see here work done by Rousas J. Rushdoony) in favor of the great savior of all mankind, whom they want people to believe is the regime. Many people do believe such a thing, but enough people still don’t that it will cause massive problems for the boy king.

Papers Please

BY Herschel Smith
6 months ago

They’re cops, and cops will follow orders regardless of the morality of them.

Freedom Convoy Update

BY Herschel Smith
6 months ago

Law Enforcement Shenanigans And Illegalities Against The Freedom Convoy

BY Herschel Smith
6 months ago

They destroyed excavators, and they politely admit to it.

In my book that makes them criminals.

Next up, they’re planning false flags, or at least, they’re trying to pin things on the truckers in an attempt to wow the stupid “Karens” of the country.  They also did the same thing at Coutts.

But the truckers in Ottawa are standing firm at the moment.

Cops.  What a bunch of hoodlums and gangsters.  Despicable and detestable.

New Zealand Government Versus Towing Companies

BY Herschel Smith
6 months ago

Via WiscoDave.

Score one for the towing companies and Freedom Convoy.

Ottawa Protesters Have No Intention Of Leaving

BY Herschel Smith
6 months ago

I agree with this decision.  Live to fight another day, don’t have RMCP visit your home.  You don’t want that.  As I said earlier, evolve your tactics.

Ottawa protesters don’t intend to leave.

Also this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN1l_2r4xqM


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