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Executive Orders

On Thursday of last week, President Biden announced his “executive actions” on gun control. This is somewhat of a misnomer as he really did not issue any “executive actions”. The President… all presidents… are allowed to use executive actions when authorized by Congress during states of national emergency and when necessary to clarify executive...

Artemis Banner for Blog: The State Laid Bare

The State Laid Bare Last week the California Department of Justice put a little missive on the DES website’s login page.  (The DES is for California gun dealers to initiate the DROS process for someone to be able to legally take possession of a firearm.)  It reads as follows: Under Penal Code section 28220(f)(4), the Department...

Artemis Banner for Blog: Duncan v. Becerra, Part Trois

Duncan v Becerra, Part Trois Last year Judge Benitez issued a stay on the implementation of Proposition 63 as it related to the confiscatory nature of the law related to standard capacity magazines.  That decision, and the resulting opinion, was Duncan v Becerra, Part Un.  Later he issued his summary judgment (Glorious Decision) that beatified him...

Go East Young Man

Go East, Young Man? Over the last few years there has been a noticeable migration of citizens from California and New York to points east and south.  There are many reasons for this phenomenon.  If you subscribe to Marxist economic theories, then it is simply a rational act by greedy capitalists looking to maximize profits by...

The 3rd Amendment

Camp San Luis Obispo Officers’ Club The fire crackled spritely as MAJ Taormina sipped his Jameson gingerly.  Cigar smoke still lingered about the high-backed chair and shadowed his furrowed brow. LTC Eeke paced back and forth between the fire and some dispatches that lay sprawled across an end table, a vape device clutched in his delicate hand. Speaking...

Miller v. Becerra Last week we were notified about a case filed in San Diego District Court named Miller v. Becerra.  The headlines from the gun advocacy groups read, “LAWSUIT CHALLENGES CALIFORNIA ASSAULT WEAPON LAW!!!” and “JUDGE BENITEZ TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO AR LAW!” YAY!!!! Well… it’s a good, meritorious lawsuit, but I doubt it will be...

Musings from West Point

It is Friday, June 28th, and I am completely wrapping myself in the patriotic glow of our nation.  I am writing this blog in our hotel room in Newbourgh, New York.  A few miles to the east is the site of George Washington’s NY headquarters; it was here that he rejected an American monarchy. ...

Duncan v Becerra, Part II

Judge Benitez issued a stay of his decision pending appeal by DOJ.  This stay was somewhat unusually tailored to protect the thousands of individuals who relied on his decision and acquired LCMs over the last week. 

So much to talk about… Many of you are expecting this blog to be about Brett Kavanaugh and the spectacle that is taking place in the Senate.  There are other things, though, that demand our attention.  Specifically, legislation that Governor Brown both vetoed and signed that directly affects our gun rights. First, though, let...