Laws and Policy

Not Guilty

Last week I wrote a blog about the Kyle Rittenhouse testimony immediately after he finished testifying.     I was nervous the jury was going to return a verdict before the blog went out the following Wednesday.  As it turns out that was not something I needed to be worried about.   I am writing this blog post...

Rust

Alec, Alec, Alec.…   Been a couple of tough weeks huh?   Not as tough for you as the family of Halyna Hutchins….but hey these things happen.  At least that is what you have been telling people for years.  Guns are the problem, not the people holding them.  They just sort of go off on their own.   I respectfully...

NYRP v Corlett

“So ummmm… have you heard about the Supreme Court case?”   “New York Rifle and Pistol v Corlett?”   “Yeah… that one. Does that mean that we are all going to be able to finally get off-roster guns?”   “Ummmmm… maybe a discussion is in order.”   I have had numerous conversations over the last week that essentially started out like that....

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...

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...

S.736

There is a tremendous amount of hyperbole that civil rights groups use to pursue their first and foremost mission:  fundraising.   This is not limited to the “gun rights groups”.  We see it in literature promulgated by immigrant rights groups, business and finance groups, LGBTQ rights groups, gender equality groups, animal rights groups… and, of course,...

US Constitution

H.R. 127

Over the last week I have received a ton of emails and phone calls about HR 127. This is understandable, as the bill itself is an extraordinarily egregious abrogation of a slew of our Constitutional rights.   I’ll use this space to go over some of the more “interesting” aspects of it but, in the end,...

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Guns, Polo Shirts, and 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...