Gun Culture

Young v. Hawaii

The 9th Circuit issued a decision last week in the case of Young v. Hawaii.  I’m not going to mince words; it is abysmally, intellectually, and philosophically devoid of any redeeming qualities.  Well, that is not entirely accurate… Justice O’Scannlain’s stinging dissent makes for some interesting reading.   Okay… bottom line up front:  The Young case...

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Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux

Professionalism at Arms, Part Deux   The fire crackled loudly causing me to lift my eyes from my copy of Dante’s Inferno and glance toward the hearth.   “Concerned that the Seventh Plane of Hell is opening its gates for you, Captain?”, the Major said from his chair with a chuckle.   “I believe that, in the final analysis, my...

Professionalism At Arms

Professional”ism” at Arms   If you have taken any classes with me, or listened to my missives, you may have heard me refer to the concept of Master-at-Skill-at-Arms.   A number of people have commented on this term and the vaguely archaic nature of the way it sounds. Master-of-Skill-at-Arms is indeed an old concept, predating the invention of...

Right-Wing Extremists

Dear Reader… Apparently I am an “extremist”. I did not seek out this moniker; it has been foisted upon me by our regime and its harpies. What is my egregious threat to the Republic? I believe in individual liberty and an originalist Constitutional construct.   Sac re bleu!   Here are some other examples of famous “Right-Wing Extremism”:   “Of...

Artemis Banner for Blog: NY v. NRA

“…or the right of the people to peaceably assemble.” Many of you know this comes from the First Amendment, and is often referred to as the “freedom of association” clause.  Assembly is often interpreted as meaning forming a group in the public square to protest a government action.  It can also mean assembling in a...

Artemis Banner for Blog: And What of American

Query:  At what point does our Republic cease to exist? Answer:  When the rationale of the Republic becomes irrelevant. Since the outbreak of Covid 19, the United States has been… well… not exactly feeling like the “United States”.  A more apt description of our society would be the “United Factions”, disparate groups usually aligned through real,...

Artemis Banner for Blog: Guns, Polo Shirt, Mansions... Oh My!

Cul-de-sac Commandos and Chipotle Warriors Oh what a week… In St. Louis a personal injury attorney and his wife became internet sensations by guarding their extremely nice home from protesters using an AR-15 and a .380  (interesting choice of weapons). Then, to raise the ante, we had an armed confrontation take place in a suburb of Detroit...

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...

What a week. What a future. The last few days have been tumultuous at best.  One of the biggest “tests” we have encountered is the vague, and often contradictory, “orders” coming from the public health departments and Governor Newsom himself. (Note to state officials:  In the event you are going to issue an order, have it posted...