Deeming firearms retailers ‘essential’ during the pandemic affirms the 2nd Amendment as an individual right

And this gets laid out at The Trace of all places…

What does seem clear, Blocher said, is that the closures do not amount to a ban on armed self-defense, since anybody with access to one of the hundreds of millions of guns circulating in the United States can still use it to protect themselves.

That can be very true. That the collective right to keep and bear arms is not harmed in anyway by the closure of gun stores. However, the great precedent set by Trump declaring at a federal level (And many states individually doing the same) that firearms retailers are deemed essential is that it affirms the right to keep and bear arms as an individual right and that even someone who does not already own a firearm has the right under the second amendment to go out and purchase one.  Awesome.

The fuzzy math of Moms Demand Action claiming 6 million members

MomsThe group of mommies has recently boosted their claim that their membership is now 6 million strong. What I find interesting is that they try to officially always use the term “supporters” instead of “members”, but they will occasionally slip up and say that they have 6 million members. They are generally trying to portray Read Full Post…

Did Mossberg stop selling AR-15s?

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Mossberg seems to have purged AR-15s from their website. I am still awaiting comment from Mossberg, but they have quietly pulled every AR-15 model down from their website. Everything AR-15 related is gone. The only auto-loading rifles that remain are the old school .22s.

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Samsung proves the folly of so called ‘smart guns’

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Why cant we have thumbprint guns, they said. It would work just like my cell phone, they said. Noted gun expert and Silicone Valley consultant Joe Biden has pushed this on many occasions.

“My cell phone – like yours -I just put my thumbprint on, and that is my access to everything. (…) Why can’t you do that for a gun?”

Well, Samsung just blew that entire argument out of the water, now didn’t they?

Headline: Samsung: Anyone’s thumbprint can unlock Galaxy S10 phone

DOH! Thats a big F-UP. Inconvenient if its a phone, tragic if its a ‘smart gun’.

The scanner sends ultrasounds to detect 3D ridges of fingerprints in order to recognise users.

Samsung said it was “aware of the case of S10’s malfunctioning fingerprint recognition and will soon issue a software patch”.

South Korea’s online-only KaKao Bank told customers to switch off the fingerprint-recognition option to log in to its services until the issue was fixed.

Previous reports suggested some screen protectors were incompatible with Samsung’s reader because they left a small air gap that interfered with the scanning.

I have talked about the many other shortcomings of this in the past if you want to read up on that. And if they go that route and mandate it, how long before we must close the ‘smart gun’ loophole? And also, Beware: ‘Smart guns’ will stand up to a SCOTUS test.

But alas… finger print technology is soon to be a thing of the past. Facial recognition is where its at, so next up…

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The red flag loophole…

So, how long does it take to get a ‘red flag’ put into NICS? Since the only thing that red flag laws do is remove guns from a ‘highly dangerous’ individual, and leaves them essentially on the loose in society… what is stopping them from immediately going to the gun shop 30 minutes after their guns are confiscated and buying another gun?

I’m not even talking about the fact that they can still get one illegally. There are tons of failures in the NICS system… and I would bet dollars to donuts that it takes a considerable amount of time for the ‘red flag’ to show up in the system.

New pro-gun talking point…

While talking with an anti-gun colleague at work yesterday… they inevitably went to the old anti-gun talking point “We need to regulate guns the way that we regulate cars.”

To which I replied, ‘Thats a great idea! Why dont we also regulate all of the other rights outlined in the bill of rights the same way we regulate guns? Lets force people to pay a fee, get a background check, get a government issued license before we allow them to vote… to exercise free speech… maybe we should force people to get fingerprinted and put on a registry before we let them enjoy freedom of religion. Since abortion is now a “right found in the constitution” perhaps we should require people to go through a waiting period and a background check and pay a fee to have a license issued to them before they can go purchase an abortion. Maybe we should have red-flag laws in place so people lose their right to vote if we think they might vote for Trump in the next election.’

They didn’t have a clue what to do with that. Give it a try next time you are talking to an anti-gunner. It works.

“Beto O’Rourke is a prohibited person”

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When red flag laws become the law of the land, “Beto O’Rourke is a prohibited person” is exactly how the report will come back on him.

You see, once Red Flag laws are the law of the land, DUIs will be used to disqualify you from firearm ownership eligibility. Experts who are advising on this say that DUIs are a sign of future violence and should be used to seize firearms under red flag laws.

In 1998 Beto O’Rourke tried to flee the scene for his DUI.

So, the guy who is declaring that he will institute nation wide gun confiscation would be a prohibited person while trying to do so.

Shannon Watts cant get enough of that sweet, sweet book sales money

You know how I know she is just in it for the money? The never ending book tour

 

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And then there is this one…

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This last one was actually from Watts’ twitter account so I would bet dollars to donuts that it was staged.

I would absolutely love to see what her paycheck is for her work with MDA. Mama gots to get paid.