December 06, 2013

Government Child Abuse

I've written before about social services and the danger they currently represent to adults and children alike. Sadly I'm writing about it again. A family is suing the case workers involved, as well as the local sheriff's department and the...
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November 08, 2013

A Cramp In Your Metcalf

Dick Metcalf, longtime gun-writer, decided to pen what has been perceived as a column condoning gun control (to some degree). That got him fired and an editor, Jim Bequette, assumed responsibility and resigned. What was so bad about his column?...
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July 11, 2013

Courtly Behavior

I don't know how to describe it, as I can't really say the judge actually heard arguments about the preliminary injunction of Colorado's magazine ban (posted about briefly here), but here are some headlines about it. Colorado gun laws: Two...
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July 01, 2013

The Wrong Kind Of Disobedience

I heard of this some time back but I got a little confused on the date. There's a group calling for a rally on the Colorado capital steps to civilly and peaceably disobey the new magazine ban. It actually won't...
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June 30, 2013

Colorado Leaves America

Brevity has never been my strong suit, and I lack enough time to do a thorough write up of the current situation, so bear with me. According to this here article, in June Hickenlooper, in response to a lawsuit aimed...
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June 14, 2013

Some Links

I've been really swamped, hence the dearth of bloggage. Things may not lighten up for a bit so I probably won't get around to elaborating on these stories as I planned. But here are some news pieces about what's been...
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May 31, 2013

Right To Carry

Words have meanings. Those meanings can change over time, and along with them the concepts they represent. This is a natural function of language and it can be good or bad or neutral. When it comes to the word "Right"...
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May 28, 2013

The Not So Secret Police

If you thought the gun owner control laws here in Colorado wouldn't be enforced vigorously, think again: "Agencies from across Metro Denver have come together in an effort to prevent firearm violence this summer, the group announced today. The effort,...
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May 22, 2013

Shotgun Blues Update

I wrote about an incident at a Denver gun show where a Perazzi executive (allegedly the grandson of the founder) was arrested and later released because of a "terrorism" tip from a cab driver. Now there's more. Or less depending...
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May 19, 2013

Shotgun Blues

Ohdearvishnu. Some folks are saying that Denver ain't that bad; that the new gun owner control laws won't be enforced that vigorously and that it won't be used against hunters not one nary bit, because Denver welcomes sportsmen (and sportswomen)....
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May 18, 2013

A Full Court Press

The majority of Colorado sheriffs have filed suit to stop the recently passed gun control laws. Michael Bane is all over it. The folks over at Shall Not Be Questioned have videos up. There's an article about the suit that...
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May 02, 2013

Fighting Words

There are many differing perspectives on when it's acceptable to use force to protect one's Rights. For example I'm of the "shoot first, examine badges later" school when it comes to dealing with any type of home invasion, though for...
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March 23, 2013

Fundamental Scrutiny

Via David Hardy,I stumbled on this discussion at Prof. Volokh's place. It concerns a Louisiana court case, State v. Draughter (.pdf here) which involves an application of a recent Louisiana constitutional amendment mandating a strict scrutiny standard be applied to...
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March 14, 2013

What HB 1224 Means To You

Here's a .pdf of HB 1224, the magazine ban, in its final form. It's on its way to the governor's desk. Here's the governor's contact page. Especially if you reside in Colorado, it's important that his office hears from you....
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February 28, 2013

SB 197

Here's a .pdf of Colorado Senate Bill 197. This bill concerns the possession of firearms by persons subject to restraining orders involving domestic violence or those convicted of misdemeanors or felonies involving domestic violence. The short version is it makes...
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February 05, 2013

Proposing A Proposal

Well, it's about to begin. Colorado Dems held a press conference today to unveil their gun owner control package. (and of course they had the usual props - victims and kin of victims of murderers who used firearms). Among the...
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January 31, 2013

Looters Gonna Loot

Sin Tax: a form of Pigovian tax which is levied against products in order to discourage their consumption. Gun sales prompt Colorado Democrat to push for fees bill to be heard ASAP...
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January 30, 2013

Need?

That's Julie Borowski also known as TokenLibertarianGirl, responding to the questions "why do you need an 'assault weapon'?" (She has a few other gun related vids, which I'll post in the extended entry.)...
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January 29, 2013

Hey Roberts - About Obamacare Being A Tax...

I found this old post while looking something else up. At the time I thought it'd be a good precedent to use in arguing about an NFA repeal, but now I'm thinking if SCOTUS ever hears the matter again, perhaps...
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Goalies

Thereís no point in taking the offensive, or even staging a defense, if you donít have a clear idea of what outcome you want. It doesnít have to be precise, detailed in minutia, but it does have to be clear....
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May 18, 2007

Butter Me Up

In a tax case from 1904 called McCray v. U.S. I found the following: "Let us concede that, if a case was presented where the abuse of the taxing power was so extreme as to be beyond the principles which...
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May 05, 2007

Sign Sealed Delivered

An old Stevie Wonder Tune. Not my favorite but a good one none the less. Vid Here. I found the following over at Freedomsight: "Delivery man fights gun charge It violates his rights, he says, in seeking case's dismissal" Needless...
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April 29, 2007

Linkage Minus Thinkage Part 3,986

Still swamped. Med Valley High's Grand Rounds (basically a carnival of med blogs) has a few posts dealing with the Virginia Tech Massacre. (On a semi-related note there's an amusing post called "raodmap for the emergency department"). "Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich...
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April 24, 2007

Book Me Brother Dave

Hugh Hewitt did an interview with Professor John Mark Reynolds of Biola University and Professor David Allen White of the United States Naval Academy where they discussed 30 books they think every freshman should read during the first year of...
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April 20, 2007

Automatic For The Free People

The subject of machine guns has come up a few times of late & I thought it'd be useful to have a post to point folks to instead of retyping the same arguments repeatedly. So let's have a brief discussion...
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April 19, 2007

More Links On Virginia Tech Massacre

Rushed yet again. In the extended entry I'll list a bunch of links that you may find interesting. All are concerning or related to the Virginia Tech Massacre &/or the calls for more gun control in its wake....
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April 18, 2007

Paper, Rock, Bullet

A woman who had a restraining order taken out against an ex-boyfriend was murdered by her ex-boyfriend at The University of Washington. As seems to be common, the murdering punk killed himself afterwards. TFS Magnum has the details (h/t View...
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Stanley Arrested Again

Via The War On Guns. Rick Stanley was arrested when he & his wife were coming out of a bank. A SWAT team used stun grenades & hit Stanley with a bean bag gun in order to arrest him, though...
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April 13, 2007

The Holes In The Door

This sounds interesting: "The movie is a documentary by Denver filmmakers Alan and David Dominguez. It examines the 1999 police killing of Ismael Mena in a no-knock drug raid at the wrong address. The film, which hints at police corruption...
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April 09, 2007

I Saw Red (Again)

I've used this song before but couldn't think of another as title appropriate. Here's a vid of the tune done by Jani Lane (& yes, the attempts at harmony by the keyboard player are irritating but otherwise it's not a...
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March 29, 2007

Piracy And Other Charges

This is from NC. "U.S. attorneys from Raleigh charged Patterson on Friday with conspiring to pirate satellite TV signals. They also charged former patrol deputies Lester Floyd and Herman Madden, bringing the arrest total to 14." Didn't I just mention...
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March 17, 2007

Fisking Erwin

(After I had finished the bulk of this post I took a break & noticed that The Smallest Minority had seen fit to fisk Mr. Chemerinsky's article as well. By all means go read his post.) A law professor of...
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March 13, 2007

Problems With Parker

This is not an analysis of the decision in the broad sense. It's merely touching on some areas of concern from the decision itself. I'll skip the discussion of standing & try to get to the heart of my concerns....
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March 10, 2007

More Parker Links

Jed of Freedomsight has posted a very thorough list of blogs that discuss the decision in Parker v. D.C. For your convenience here's what some lawyers (or soon to be lawyers in the first instance) are saying about the decision:...
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March 09, 2007

A Quickie On Parker

If you haven't heard the circuit court rendered a favorable decision in Parker v. D.C. The case sought to overturn D.C's gun ban & if this ruling stands the appeals process that seems to be what it will do. But...
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February 08, 2007

It's My Life

Bon Jovi. I can't say I liked them that much back in the day, but over the years they've grown on me. Cheesy & sappy at times they may be, but Jon Bon Jovi is a good writer within his...
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February 04, 2007

No Need To Read The Denver Post

I mentioned a few days ago that the Denver Post had an editorial up condemning the proposed expansion of Colorado's use of force laws. Let's go ahead & give it a proper fisking shall we? "No need to expand home-intruder...
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February 03, 2007

Colorado Use Of Force Laws

I spent a few hours the other night going through the statute law & figured I'd make a post out of it. Besides, with the talk of expanding certain provisions of the use of force laws it'd be nice to...
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February 01, 2007

Denver Compost Opposes Self Defense Expansion

Say Uncle comments on a story in the Denver post that condemns the proposed expansion of the self defense laws here in Colorado. I'll try to do a more in depth treatment of the law & a proper fisking of...
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January 31, 2007

My Old Hood

Via Nicki at The Liberty Zone (who is still deployed in Kosovo) comes this story about a man stopping a robbery. "An armed McDonald's employee shot and killed a would-be robber Thursday in a gunbattle inside the west Charlotte restaurant,...
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January 27, 2007

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Again

The Platters. I did a post with the title of the tune before I discovered the joy that is Youtube. It's such a nice tune (plus I did a gig with them once & they're really nice guys) that I...
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January 22, 2007

So That's How They Do It

Via No Quarters we see another reason why living in Denver proper is not a pleasant experience. "When 60-year-old Cynthia Roberson got a citation to for having snow on her sidewalk, she could not believe it. And it's not because...
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January 14, 2007

Stop Staring At My Decisis

Wayne Fincher has been convicted of unlawfully possessing machine guns & a short barreled shotgun. The War On Guns has the details here, here, & here. I can't say I'm too surprised - not that I agree with the decision...
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January 10, 2007

Still Hangin' Around

G. Love & Special Sauce. Here's G. Love doing Still Hangin' Around (at a very happening bar in Charlotte) & here's the whole crew doing Hot Cookin' & Cold Beverage to give you a better idea of their sound. You...
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January 09, 2007

Being Stingy With The Tissue

Just got off the phone with a friend of mine who has some interesting news. The gist is his daughter was abused by her meth addicted husband. The husband has warrants out for him in another state as well as...
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December 31, 2006

Not Happening

You may have seen the Vermont T-shirt over at Alphecca's place (Vermont; what happens here, stays here. But nothing ever really happens). Now Mary Katherine Ham has a NC video blog version of that dealing with the Duke LaCrosse case....
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December 29, 2006

Wayne Fincher

The War On Guns has a letter posted from Wayne Fincher. There's also a link to some background on Mr. Fincher. & here's Kim du Toit's post on Mr. Fincher's situation. the gist is that Mr. Fincher is fighting the...
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December 28, 2006

Seven NOLA CopS Indicted For Murder

Not enough time to really comment on it but it seems interesting enough to pass on as is. "Seven police officers were indicted Thursday on murder or attempted murder charges in a pair of shootings on a bridge that left...
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December 26, 2006

ATFU Roundup

Say Uncle has been keeping tabs on things. I offer you the following posts of his which cover ATFU activities: Akins Accelerator Update So, what next? (which lists a few ATFU problems) Who needs lawsuits? (which discusses a bankrupting strategy...
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December 19, 2006

Live And Let Die

Here's the vid from the Bond flick. Miss Bitter has an idea: call the ATFU snitchline & turn in Bloomberg, with writing the MSM thrown in to make sure the calls don't go unanswered. I'm kinda torn. There'd certainly be...
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December 16, 2006

Two Down Follow Up

There's more info about the two ATFU agents who were shot while invading a Georgia man's home in the middle of the night. Details Emerging in ATF Shooting "Police say it all started when ATF agents tried to serve Durden...
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December 12, 2006

Is It A Crime

Sade. I could go on for days about how smooth Miss Adu's voice is. Here's the vid of the studio version. Here's a vid of a nice live rendition complete with a decent guitar solo. & here are the lyrics....
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December 09, 2006

Suddenly I See

I must be in some sort of Scottish mood today. Suddenly I See is a KT Tunstall tune released in late august of 2005 but it didn't get a lot of airplay over here till this past summer. It's a...
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December 08, 2006

Steal Away

It's a gospel tune. The version I have for you was sung by Mahalia Jackson with Nat King Cole lending a hand. Mahalia is widely regarded as the best gospel singer ever & when you hear her you'll understand why....
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November 29, 2006

Denver Discedere Ad Inferos Times Two

The Denver bar owner discussed in this post has made a plea bargain with the Denver Dumb Asses District Attorney. Christou pled to a tampering with evidence charge. (thanks to reader DZ for the tip) Want to know what the...
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October 24, 2006

Great Diocles The Boar Has Killed

The title is from the prelude, aria & chorus from the opening of Act 2 of "The Prophetess" (or "The History of Dioclesian" or "Dioclesian"). It's a dark comedy semi-opera (no that doesn't mean it involves 18 wheelers at dusk...
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October 22, 2006

Denver Discedere Ad Inferos

Discedere ad inferos is Latin for "go to hell" in case you were wondering. Denver. It'd be an alright place except for the scum who run the damned town. Denver prosecutor Dawn Weber is arguing that the state's "make my...
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October 04, 2006

Stop The World

(A rather lovely tune by Extreme from their III Sides To Every Story cd.) Rosie O'Donnel is claiming that the second amendment is not really a Right. A semi-anonymous (just a last initial on her i.d.?) government agent is claiming...
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October 03, 2006

Gimme Back My Bullets

David Kopel has a post discussing a new law which prohibits gun confiscations during emergencies or disasters. The gist of the law is that any federal officer or person acting under a federal officer or any agent of any government...
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September 13, 2006

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Ah, the Platters. Nuff Said. A bar called Orio's Roadhouse in Durango, Colorado is going to court. The local Dumb Ass District Attorney is trying to nail them for violating the state's Dumb Ass constitutionally questionable smoking ban. A judge...
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August 31, 2006

Since Uncle Asked

Say Uncle asks specifically about what rights illegal immigrants ought to have under out constitution. I have a more generalized answer which I think covers the bases Uncle touches on....
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July 21, 2006

CZ

That'd be Richard Celata (of KT Ordnance) being interviewed by Aaron Zelmen (of JPFO) (via End the War On Freedom). It looks like they're trying to get him on manufacturing w/o a license. Oddly enough that's the same bullshit they're...
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July 19, 2006

Kanadian Ordnance?

I've been meaning to write about this. Say Uncle has some links to a couple of news stories about KT Ordnance. They can be accessed by clicking here & here. It honestly sounds like a bad novel. The sheriff asked...
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July 18, 2006

In News From Outside The u.S.

Cali gun gestapo rolling again. BATFU "helping". So to all my Cali readers I have this message for you. From friends. Chair against wall. Chair against wall. Charlie has a long mohawk. Charlie has a long mohawk. Sic Semper Kalifornication....
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June 20, 2006

Not Again

Guardsmen have been sent to New Orleans again. In a nutshell Nagin & Riley think they need help to handle the crime that's going on there. Nagin called the governor & she's sending in the troops. I'm concerned that some...
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June 07, 2006

A.R.T. Day Reminder

June 23rd. If that date seems familiar it should. It's the day SCOTUS handed down their decision in Kelo v. New London. You can read some thoughts on that decision & its implications in a post of mine called Fire...
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April 30, 2006

Subdivisions

Recently in the pro-gun bloggers community there has been some debate between the Absolutists & the Incrementalists. Some of the relevant posts are listed below. Absolutists vs. Incrementalists from Say Uncle Continuing to mine an old tradition from Toys in...
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April 11, 2006

Get A Fore Grip

I found this one scanning KeepandBearArms.com Adding a Vertical Fore Grip to a Handgun The gist is since in the GCA of '68 it defines a handgun (in part) as a firearm that is discharged while holding with a single...
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Absolutism 301; Felons

"You want axe murderers to be able to walk into a store & just buy a gun?" If you've ever argued against the federal or state laws creating classes of persons prohibited from owning arms then you've heard that sentence...
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April 05, 2006

MySpace Kid Convicted

The question is of what? SayUncle is where I first saw it. He links to this Rocky Mountain News piece describing the court proceedings & the result. From the article: "An Evergreen high school student who posted Internet photos of...
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March 31, 2006

ATFU Hearings Part Three

I still haven't found a transcript or video of the 2nd hearings where the ATFU presumably rebutted the allegations of discrimination & law breaking on the part of their agents. Hence this is part 3. Part 1 can be found...
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More On The ATFU

Say Uncle has more. & more. & still more. In the first linked post Uncle says he doesn't necessarily think the ATFU should be disbanded. In the comments to that post Marc of Ninth Stage suggests they be restructured to...
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March 24, 2006

ATFU At It Again

Say Uncle has some of the details on a fellow name of Scoot being persecuted by the ATFU. There's also a defense fund. Uncle also points to Michael Silence who has a round up of related posts. The gist: a...
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March 23, 2006

A.A.S.O.

I wonder if the following would be one of the possible exceptions prof. Volokh mentions in his post about the Annoying Anonymous Speech Online law? Dear Sarah Brady, We're winning. :) Love, Pub...
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March 10, 2006

Innocent Until Proven Gun Owner

The gist is that Angel is out & has lawyered up. Gary Marbut has a page up that is archiving all the info on Angel's ordeal & there is a defense fund you can contribute to if so inclined. But...
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February 24, 2006

Chicago's War On Guns

Say Uncle has this post about a guy arrested for having arms. There was also a dig thrown in about the ATFU's old fallback - "attempting" to convert a semi to full auto as well as allegations of having a...
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February 23, 2006

The MySpace Kid

Say Uncle has a post about a kid who posted pics of himself with handguns on the net. Here's the initial story that prompted his post. It only says that after being ratted out a kid was arrested because he...
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February 21, 2006

Vid Of ATFU Hearings

Of Arms & the Law has a post up with this link to a video clip of the ATFU hearings. At least the first part of them. It's about an hour & 20 minutes long & deals with the allegations...
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February 19, 2006

And They Thought I Was Kidding

"These must be the dumbest ATF agents in the entire agency,' [Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.)] said. 'I am absolutely shocked that they could be that stupid.' 'It's almost to the point that it's difficult to believe,' he added. 'I have...
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February 17, 2006

ATFU; Gun Owners' Public Enemy Number One

Of Arms & the Law linked to this story about the ATFU hearings in Congress. I think it deserves a fisking. Shall we?...
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February 16, 2006

Another Confiscation In Louisiana

The gist - a man carrying openly in Louisiana is arrested & his property stolen because some petty ass wanna be tyrants with badges don't like the idea of a person carrying a gun openly. Nevermind the state constitution (as...
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February 06, 2006

Bashing Bloggers RMBB v. 5.0

Er, actually that should have read "Blogger's Bash". Specifically the Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash v. 5.0 & there's a short (yeah right) rant behind the "v. 5.0" qualifier:...
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February 01, 2006

Petition For Cory Maye

One is available here. For background on Mr. Maye's circumstances look here. My posts on Mr. Maye can be found here. It looks like a hearing to decide whether or not to give Mr. Maye a new trial will be...
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January 24, 2006

Sixty Seven Years And Counting

TriggerFinger reports that SCOTUS has denied cert in Seegars. Personally I think Parker is a better case for our side, but I don't kid myself that SCOTUS chose to ignore Seegars in the hopes of getting Parker. There has been...
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January 22, 2006

Denver Can Still Go To Hell (Again)

Walter In Denver has a post about a Denver DA prosecuting a bar owner for a self defense shooting. Details are scant, but from this news story & this one it appears that a man named Stepp tried to enter...
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December 14, 2005

More About Maye

Radley Balko has been doing a helluva job in researching Cory Maye's situation. He's posted (in .pdf form) copies of the search warrants for both sides of the duplex, along with some related documents. A good summary of what we...
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December 10, 2005

Denver Can Still Go To Hell

Via Jed. Court weighs city's ability to write gun laws "The city of Denver told the Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday that it wants to protect its citizens by being able to write its own gun laws. But the state...
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December 08, 2005

The Night That The Lights Went Out In Mississippi

Via Bitter who got it from Radley Balko of The Agitator. Cory Maye sits on death row. His crime? He shot the son of the police chief. Why? Cause said son of a police chief was a member of a...
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December 02, 2005

Ohioans Jailed For Internet Speech

I heard someplace that it is illegal to question or undermine the character of a sitting judge &/or of his court. I've toyed with doing some research to find out if that's true or not, but I simply don't care....
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November 23, 2005

Papers Please

Zombyboy is on top of things. Seems in Denver if you don't show I.D. on demand you not only get removed from the bus, but you get arrested. But it's not just a Denver thing as these were federal cops...
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November 16, 2005

Kidnapped By The State

Via Zombyboy. What was that Ayn Rand quote? "The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime...
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November 06, 2005

Alito's Avtomats

There were a lot of thing I wanted to do today. Writing this post, & more importantly reading the case law I have just read in order to write this post was not on my top ten list. But here...
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October 31, 2005

ATFU At It Again

Via FreedomSight. The ATFU seems to be up to their old tricks. First of all the firearms division of that particular alphabet agency engages in nothing but unconstitutional activities, so it's not too surprising that they'd have no trouble bending...
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October 18, 2005

My Twenty Minutes Later Syndrome

In this post you will find the transcript of a conversation between Hugh Hewitt, John Caile from CCRN & myself about Harriet Miers 2nd amendment views. It all started with this post of mine on Miers. Geek With A .45...
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A Voice Made For Telegraph Part 2

I chatted with Hugh Hewitt last Thursday about Harriet Miers nomination. More specifically I wanted to chat about Hugh's position that she is the "most pro-2nd amendment nominee in 40 years" which I also discussed in this post. What follows...
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September 27, 2005

New Orleans Restraining Order & The NRA

Clayton Cramer has published part of the restraining order barring New Orleans from stealing any more guns. Mr. Cramer was kind enough to let me take a peak at the order itself but unfortunately there's a "Not For Publication" disclaimer...
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July 01, 2005

Nominees

O'Connor is stepping down. That means there'll be a fight in the senate over her replacement. This could get worse if Rehnquist steps down, & everyone is looking for that to happen soon due to his health problems. Bush will...
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June 27, 2005

Fire On The Mountain

No; not The Marshall Tucker Band song. There was a made for T.V. movie that debuted in 1981 on NBC. Buddy Ebson played John Vogelin, who had property that the government wanted but he refused to sell. The government told...
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June 12, 2005

THE NEXUS BETWEEN SELF-DEFENSE AND OTHER LIBERTIES

Regular readers know I'm a strong proponent of the right of self-defense.  But I'm also a strong proponent of liberty of contract, which is implicated in the at-will employment doctrine.  What's why this case, linked to by Dave Kopel on...
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June 06, 2005

Raich and Stewart

Cross-posted at Stop the Bleating. The Supreme Court's decision in Raich is the hot topic in the blawgosphere right now.  Far smarter and better-informed commentators than I are discussing it, so I won't bother offering my own two cents on...
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Raich Roundup.

Well, since I just got home from work, the "power" bloggers are already all over this one. My initial take on the Raich ruling, based on what I heard on the radio news driving home from work, is this is...
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April 05, 2005

Links For Your Clicking Enjoyment

Alphecca's Weekly Check on the Bias is up The Carnival of the Cordite (Edition 7) is up. Clayton Cramer has More on the Minuteman Project as well as disturbing news concerning self defense in New York. Dave Hardy & Dave...
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January 31, 2005

Links

Just some links to what some other gun bloggers are talking about....
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January 24, 2005

Around Colorado - And Beyond

Some odds & ends from Colorado....
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January 16, 2005

Posterity Forgot The Wrong People

mASSBACKWARDS (who I thought I blogrolled a while back but apperently I'm just now getting around to it) has a post on a very disturbing situation in Brighton, Massachusetts....
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December 18, 2004

Arrested For Legally Carrying?

Jason of Fish Or Man was arrested. From his account it sounds like he was arrested & harrassed because he was a gun owner. He was carrying openly & in accordance with Washington state law. Go read what happened. I'll...
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December 03, 2004

Trust Who?

I was waiting while having some work done to my car. Normally I brave the elements & watch the mechanics automotive technicians rob me blind perform the valuable, timely & economical service to my vehicle. Today it was colder than...
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December 02, 2004

Sen. Hillman on Meyer

At ColoradoSenate I found an article written by Sen. Mark Hillman about Meyer's decision in the Denver home rule v. state gun law case. Sen. Hillman is the majority leader in the state senate until January 12th when the Dems...
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November 19, 2004

Good News From The Courts For A Change

Kevin of The Smallest Minority has a nice post up detailing two dismissals of lawsuits against gun makers. What's even more interesting (almost unbelievable in fact) is that both came from the Illinois (yes- that Illinois) Supreme Court & both...
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November 17, 2004

Rocky Mountain Low

Ya know, I was looking forward to doing a few things around here; cleaning a new acquisition; writing about said new acquisition; loading some ammo for said new acquisition; writing about some older acquisitions; perhaps even watching a movie. But...
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Seegars v. Ashcroft

Triggerfinger has done an exceptional job in gathering all the material he could on this case. Seegars v. Ashcroft is a case challenging D.C.'s almost total ban on firearms possession. It's the NRA's attempt to not be outdone by two...
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November 10, 2004

Bush Fights For Gun Owners? My Ass

Say Uncle has the scoop. The Justice Department (which answers to Bush) is asking SCOTUS to reverse the 9th circuit ruling that said the commerce clause of the constitution didn't permit federal gun laws (the NFA in particular) to apply...
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November 07, 2004

Warning: Denver Does Not Want Your Business

The city of Denver can go to hell. Straight to hell. No passing go, no two hundred dollars. Straight. To. Hell. Why? Because the bastards not only argued that their local laws that infringe upon the Right to Arms trump...
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September 07, 2004

Around The States

Geek with A .45 has some perspective on how bad Rep. Holt wants the nation to be. Meanwhile Clayton Cramer tells us of a victory for a gun owner in Cali. In court. Without having to draw down on the...
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August 25, 2004

$850,000 Settlement For Legally Selling Firearms

Greg at The Hobbesian Conservative has a post up about a gun dealer paying a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit....
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August 19, 2004

D.C. Gun Case Appeal

Clayton Cramer has a post up about the judges being picked for the appeal of Seegars v. Ashcroft. He point to Prof. Volokh who in turn points to Matt at Stop The Bleating who has some speculations on how the...
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July 21, 2004

Mark Lancaster: Political Prisoner

Nashville Files has an update on the plight of Mark Lancaster "Simply put, Mark is a political prisoner. He was not a danger to society, and what he did didn't deserve jail time. In fact, I personally feel the National...
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June 28, 2004

A Little More On Rick Stanley

Ari Armstrong writes something that you should read if you're interested in Mr. Stanley's situation. He by no means comes to praise Stanley, but rather to question the tactics used against him. Give it a read....
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June 25, 2004

Rick Stanley Convicted

End The War On Freedom as well as Freedom Sight have the details. But to sum up he was convicted of two felony counts of "attempting to influence a public official" (which I thought what elections & lobbying were all...
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June 21, 2004

All It Takes Is Five Hands...

"We are free at last, free at last...There is no respect in which we are chained or bound by the text of the Constitution. All it takes is five hands." Those were the words of Justice Scalia in an interview...
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May 14, 2004

Mark Lancaster update - Sentencing

NashvilleFiles reports that Mark Lancaster's sentencing hearing will be held today. Blake plans to be at the event & post on the outcome so watch his site for the details. Here's a few links to explain Mr. Lancaster's situation:...
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