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Second Amendment News Roundup for 11/25/08

Tue, 2008-11-25 18:22
Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup: CNS News Service reports that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the man who wrote the majority opinion in the Heller decision, has stated that the concept of 'original intent' is making a comeback in the U.S. judiciary. Let's hope he's right. Walls of the City says, 'Go back to school,' concerning a case of a woman who was thrown out of a business for carrying a firearm. The Smallest Minority

Ok, now THIS was good...

Tue, 2008-11-25 04:52
Not that I didn't think a guy like David Hardy would have a sense of humor, I just never would have expected something so sharp... I suppose I must mention his (George Will's -- ed.) piece in WashPo. I mean he is a famous writer who wears a tie and always looks like he never got over being buggered with a turnip during freshman hazing at an Ivy League school (and has a classical education so he would recognize being buggered with a turnip) but can still use baseball analogies in every article, e

Stopping schoolground killers

Sun, 2008-11-23 15:58
Here is a great post by David Hardy over at Of Arms And The Law. In part, it reads (emphasis mine): The traditional response was bring up the SWAT team, plan it out carefully, then go in. As the matter was better understood, this switched to whoever gets there first goes in immediately — seconds passing means people dying. To my mind, this is a powerful argument for allowing teachers to be armed. The article ends: “The other statistic that emerged from a study of active killers is that they

Happy Birthday to the NRA

Tue, 2008-11-18 06:08
David Hardy and Sebastian remind us that it is the NRA’s 137th.

Eye-Roh-Nee (Part III)

Sat, 2008-11-15 16:28
From David Hardy: Obama Admin snubbing Civil Rights Act? Their questionnaire for political appointees (for thousands of positions, BTW, not just cabinet posts) asks about arrests. “There are no time limits for some information, including liens, tax audits, lawsuits, legal charges, bankruptcies or arrests.” “Only the smallest details are excluded; traffic tickets carrying fines of less than $50 need not be reported, the application says.” But the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission takes a ve

Nunya…as in Nunya Bizniz…

Fri, 2008-11-14 15:38
The job application to work for Obama’s transition team has, as you would expect, a lot of questions to vet potnetial employees.  But the one that I just don’t get is #59 - especially the way it is worded: “Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.” Why are

A National Ban on Concealed Carry?

Wed, 2008-11-12 17:48
David Hardy is hearing that rumor from a "DC insider." Sometimes, you read something like that, and you say to yourself, "nah...surely they're not that stupid." And then, it turns out later that they are, indeed, that stupid. Cross-posted at...


Tue, 2008-11-11 16:29
Remember that when Obama announced his Vice-President candidate Joe Biden he bragged that Biden was instrumental in getting the "assault weapon" ban of '94: Fifteen years ago, too many American communities were plagued by violence and insecurity. So Joe Biden brought Democrats and Republicans together to pass the 1994 Crime Bill, putting 100,000 cops on the streets, and starting an eight year drop in crime across the country. CCRKBA reports: CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb said gun o

Get Ready!

Tue, 2008-11-11 15:57
From David Hardy at Arms & the Law: Supporting it is an insider DC tip that his people are seriously considering a federal ban or restriction on "right to carry" laws. Exactly where the constitutional power to enact such a measure is to be found is less than clear to me. But so are a lot of other things like that. Here's the Keene material from NewsMax.Here also is the Brady press release.


Tue, 2008-11-11 14:44
DAVID HARDY: OBAMA GOING AFTER RIGHT-TO-CARRY LAWS? "His people are seriously considering a federal ban or restriction on 'right to carry' laws. Exactly where the constitutional power to enact such a measure is to be found is less than clear to me. But so are a lot of other things like that." That seems like it would be a major mistake to me. Plus, the missing assault-weapon ban language reappears. I can think of nothing more likely to generate a nasty backlash than a move like this.

So much for backing gun rights

Tue, 2008-11-11 14:33
In this bit on rising gun sales, Obama’s respect for the second amendment includes a desire to ban the most popular sporting rifles in the country and concealed carry: Gun rights advocates interpret that as meaning he’ll at least enact curbs on ownership of assault and concealed weapons. If by interpret you mean actually know, then sure. He’s said it himself. Meanwhile, David Hardy notes a prediction: Supporting it is an insider DC tip that his people are seriously considering a federal ban

“Obama and the Attempt to Destroy the Second Amendment”

Sat, 2008-11-08 17:39
I'm posting this as a contribution toward healing the political divide, hoping we can all get along.Via Jeff Godstein at Protein Wisdom (who occasionally disagress with Patterico):David Hardy, PJM, gives us some insight into the workings of “grassroots” fascism of the kind favored by “progressives” — in this case, “moderate” Barack Obama, who has shown a very troubling tendency to insist upon control of any and every narrative, even going so far as to threaten legal action, or send out Action Al

A Tale of Two Cities

Thu, 2008-11-06 14:57
Hat tip to David Hardy In Florida, home of “shall issue” CCW permits, Miami just went a month without a single homicide. Chicago, home of the handgun ban, is celebrating a crime reduction, too, since its homicides have fallen to only 400+. Technorati Tags: Concealed Carry

Saturday Night: Alternative Press Expo at the Concourse

Mon, 2008-11-03 17:30
A.P.E. (Alternative Press Expo 2008) The Concourse November 1st & 2nd, 2008 Review and Photos by Joshua "Creep" G. Better than: Standing inside your local comic shop and talking about the future of certain titles. I consider myself an avid comic book fan, yet I have never been to the San Diego Comic-Con, the Alternative Press Expo, or even a comic book shop that had more than 12 people in it at one time. So, I was pretty excited to finally boost my nerd credibility, as well as see some n

Saturday Night: Mount Eerie at Million Fishes

Mon, 2008-11-03 06:23
Read his dispatch here. Still more Saturday coverage: Melissa Baron caught Mount Eerie's (a.k.a. Phil Elverum) intimate basement show at Million Fishes. It sounded like the perfect way to slow down from Friday's frenzied happenings: "The sound felt raw and organic and his voice comforting. Instead of sounding too noisy, the notes fit into a greater melody that never overwhelmed his singing. Each song sounded dreamy, filled with references to nature and the world outside the city. Visions of m

someone's lying lord, kumbayah

Fri, 2008-10-31 18:58
Apologies Ed Whelan, I'm going to repeat you here: In an MSNBC interview yesterday, Barack Obama repeated his canard that differing judicial philosophies among Supreme Court justices don’t matter in “ninety-nine percent of cases [because] the Constitution is actually going to be clear.  Ninety-nine percent of the cases, a statute or congressional intent is going to be clear.  But there are going to be one percent, less than one percent, of real hard cases” where differences in judicial philosop

Cooper Firearms

Thu, 2008-10-30 13:35
Zumboed in half the time: The employees, shareholders and board of directors of Cooper Firearms of Montana do not share the personal political views of Dan Cooper. Although we all believe everyone has a right to vote and donate as they see fit, it has become apparent that the fallout may affect more than just Mr. Cooper. It may also affect the employees and the shareholders of Cooper Firearms. The board of directors has asked Mr. Cooper to resign as President of Cooper Firearms of Montana, I

BATFU Heroes Foil Skinhead Plot Against Lightworker!

Tue, 2008-10-28 15:10
An Obama assassination attempt has been disrupted by the ATF. Federal agents have broken up a plot by two neo-Nazi skinheads to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives said today.Except the owner of the gun shop they were planning to hit didn't seem to have much fear of them: "They would never got 'em without somebody getting shot," Mitchell said, laughing. Laughing. He takes these

Oh, That C-r-r-a-z-y San Francisco

Mon, 2008-10-27 23:39
[Travelogue] I just returned this afternoon from four days in the sassy and totally independent 51st state of San Francisco. And I feel right now as I always do after returning to SLC from SF--a little dizzy, a little like I've been transported from one planet to another.In a good way.My husband and I drove to SF for the wedding of a gay couple that is very dear to us. David Hardy and James Brentano have been committed to each other for 27 years. They own a condominium together in the city's Mis

Quote of the Day - Make It Up As You Go Edition

Thu, 2008-10-23 23:37
Let me put it this way; there are really only two ways to interpret the Constitution — try to discern as best we can what the framers intended or make it up. No matter how ingenious, imaginative or artfully put, unless interpretive methodologies are tied to the original intent of the framers, they have no more basis in the Constitution than the latest football scores. - Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Hat tip David Hardy