Laws and Policy

Artemis Banner for Blog: History and Self Evaluation

History and Self-Evaluation Over the last few weeks I have been doing a lot of thinking… deep thinking.  Thoughts drifting from what it means to be an American, to broader questions about what it means to be “free”. We, as a nation, have always had conflicting ideas of “freedom”.  During the American Revolution, there were the New...

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...

LA County Sheriff Rescinds

Le Petit Tyran Last week the Sheriff of Los Angeles County (Sheriff Alex Villanueva) decided to start making orders and granting interviews.  His proclamations were hysterical, misguided, legally dubious, and Constitutionally volatile.  I suspect once this whole thing is over Sheriff Villanueva will become Mr. Villanueva, and will probably suffer a substantially depleted bank account from...

Tally Ho, Lads! Last week it appeared that the world was preparing to come to an end.  It still might… but last week was a doozy. Disney closed its theme parks, movie premiers were pushed off, states of emergency were called in various states, the President closed travel from Europe, then declared a National State...

Lead Ammo Illegal?

I have been a member of Safari Club International for years.  We are a hunting club… and, as such, a political organization.  A ways back, the California government was toying with the idea of restricting hunting… I know… shocking, huh?!? Its methodology was interesting though, and to its credit it had employed a Machiavellian scheme...

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 Dangers of Self-Dentistry YouTube has been a major benefit to society.  It really has.  I cannot tell you the number of times I have been faced with an insurmountable problem and SGT Google directed me to an appropriate video where some odd individual felt the need to demonstrate how to solve said problem. Last...

Liberals and Fascists. For Christmas our older daughter, Carolyn, bought us a board game.  It was originally proposed as an idea on the crowd source funding platform Kickstarter… and, evidently, it achieved enough sponsors it was actually produced. The game itself is awesome looking.  The box has that 1960’s vintage distressed look.  The playing pieces are...