Yes, it matters for RKBA. The LVMPD’s Preliminary Investigative Report (PDF) on the Mandalay Bay mass shooting has been released. If they expected this to silence doubters of the ever changing narrative, they screwed up. Do read it; it’s 81 pages, but that includes photographs and victim lists. I noticed little things. Early leaks said … Continue reading Mandalay Bay Preliminary Investigative Report
A comment was left on the post Commenting Now Open: Application of the Definition of Machinegun to “Bump Fire” Stocks and Other Similar Devices. Carl… do you actually think any rational explanation of anything will influence the bureaucrats? Do you think that any of them CARE in the least? If they were the least influenced … Continue reading Do they care?
As mentioned last week, the ATF has proposed a rule which would render bump-fire stocks, and trigger assist devices, “machineguns.” The Zelman Partisans opposed this when legislation was introduced to do the same thing, and we opposed doing it via bureaucratic fiat. Comments are now being accepted on “Application of the Definition of Machinegun to … Continue reading Commenting Now Open: Application of the Definition of Machinegun to “Bump Fire” Stocks and Other Similar Devices.
The Mandalay Bay shooting has left more questions unanswered than answered. And yes, it matters. It matter because numerous — and gross — violations of Constitutionally “protected” rights are being proposed to “fix” the problems that let that happen. 1. “‘Silencers’ must not be deregulated; they must be banned because what if the Mandalay Bay … Continue reading Vegas Questions; and why they matter
Once again, I indulged in my hobby of confronting less than accurate media reports. This one turned out considerably better than some, and Ed Palm deserves some kudos. I think I taught him something, but he set me straight on something, too. The ingratitude of the NRA Along the same lines, I’m sure it’s fun … Continue reading Teach something, learn something
While the current news cycle churns out reports about multiple bills to ban bump-fire stocks and other accessories, or to ban nearly all semiautomatic rifles, let us cast our minds back to the ancient — in lamestream media time — history to the event that prompted this round of Second Amendment infringements. Mandalay Bay Resort … Continue reading Ancient Mysteries
In my recent spare time, I’ve been amusing myself by sending rebuttals to various columns by confused writers. For some strange reason, outlets that print ignorant rants don’t seem to want to run my responses. So I’ll take advantage of my position with The Zelman Partisans to post here. First up, we have a young … Continue reading Training Wheels
During a fair amount of the time the atrocity that occurred in Las Vegas has been discussion of the airwaves I’ve been dealing with a sinus issue. To sum it up, they hate me, I hate ‘em back. But what this has done is slow me down and put me in more of an observer … Continue reading HazMat and Toxicity
The National Rifle Association was once a good thing. Back in the 19th century it encouraged firearms ownership and marksmanship. For a long time it was the place to go for high quality training. I used to be an NRA member. I quit a couple of decades ago. While the NRA was still good on … Continue reading NRA delenda est
If you’re new to the RKBA world, visiting a shooters’ site or forum might look like we’re speaking some strange new language at times. It’s English, more or less, but like any technical field, we have special terminology for concise yet accurate exchanges. It’s much the same as dropping in on an electronics hobbyist forum … Continue reading A Gun Culture Primer