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[Update] They actually did it!

Richmond School Board: Ban assault weapons, improve school safety
In a unanimous vote, the board passed a school safety resolution that makes a number of political statements, including a call for a ban on assault weapons and an appeal to strengthen background checks. The resolution was approved by the Council of the Great City Schools and has been taken up by other school boards across the U.S.

I had to email the board to… congratulate them. Particularly for this part:

NOW, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the School Board and RPS call on the Congress of the United States to ban the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, and use of assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition cartridges, except those needed by the military and law enforcement.

In case that document disappears, or gets… revised, I saved a copy. A signed copy.

My email (the addresses are publicly listed on the RPS web site):

TO: edoerr@rvaschools.net, jbarlow3@rvaschools.net, kgibson@rvaschools.net, jyoung7@rvaschools.net, psapini@rvaschools.net, fcosby@rvaschools.net, cburke2@rvaschools.net, dpage2@rvaschools.net, lowen2@rvaschools.net

SUBJECT: Congratulations on School Safety Resolution

You are now the laughingstock of the nation. Seriously: “large-capacity
ammunition cartridges”?

Can any of you DEFINE “large-capacity ammunition cartridges”?

And may I assume that all of you are volunteering to take point on the raids to confiscate all the millions of “assault weapons” that no one turns in? (And can any of you DEFINE “assault weapon”?) You do realize that there are an estimated 16,000,000 AR-15 pattern rifles alone in circulation, in the hands of people who did not buy them to turn in?

Carl “Bear” Bussjaeger
Writer, The Zelman Partisans
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When I first heard about this resolution, I very briefly considered emailing them to call them out on the idiocy of “large-capacity ammunition cartridges.” Then I decided it would be better to wait until they committed themselves. And they did it.

Added: Literacy is not the school board’s strength. I got a response:

Thank you for your note and for your advocacy!

Jonathan

Jonathan M. Young
Member, School Board
Richmond Public Schools
804-929-7006
jyoung7@rvaschools.net

Added, 2: I guessed that Mr. Jonathan Young didn’t read my “note”. He then replied, saying, ” I did read it but I believe in always being polite; something that regrettably too few persons practice. I appreciate your advocacy and your passion; I would hope that all persons are mature enough to do the same.”

I suggested that he “could politely answer the questions,” which were not rhetorical.

His reply:

Carl, I am sorry; in what municipality do you reside?

Apparently, having entered the national stage by demanding that the US Congress pass national legislation which would affect Americans across the country, he doesn’t think he should be answerable outside of his local district.


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NH State Sen. Jeff Woodburn: Idiot, or pro-RKBA Mole?

Suddenly, I’m not sure.

Woodburn penned a column “explaining” his bump-fire stock ban bill, which was riddled with enough errors to prompt me to write to him. It was the usual tripe you see from the gun <i”people controlling victim disarmers: bump-fire stocks turn rifles into automatic weapons, Mandalaly Bay the deadliest shooting in history, the NFA banned machineguns…

It also prompted me to read the text of his bill, SB 492.

Oh. My.

Bump Stocks

159:27 Definition. As used in this subdivision, “multiburst trigger activator” means either of the following:

I. A device designed or redesigned to be attached to a semiautomatic firearm, which allows the firearm to discharge 2 or more shots in a burst by activating the device.

II. A manual or power-driven trigger activating device constructed and designed so that when attached to a semiautomatic firearm it increases the rate of fire of that firearm.

First off, you’ll note that nothing in that definition evens applies to bump-fire stocks, which simply use recoil to bring the rifle into battery and engage to trigger finger for each shot. Oopsie; that’s what happens when folks who know zip about guns try to.. well, I’m not sure now what he’s trying. Look at II.

when attached to a semiautomatic firearm it increases the rate of fire of that firearm.

I think that was supposed to address trigger cranks. But, as written, it doesn’t. Because it can’t increase the rate of fire of the firearm. I hate to give them ideas, but if they wanted to ban cranks, it should have read activates the firearm’s trigger multiple times per manual cyclic operation of the device.” So if you’ve got three little teeth on your crank, turning it through one full cycle hits the trigger three times. Of course, you need only remove two teeth and crank faster. But then, I figure if you just want to waste ammunition, you can always pull the trigger real fast.*

Woodburn has submitted a bill to ban stuff that only bans stuff that doesn’t exist. Is he an idiot?

Or is he a closeted freedomista, an RKBA mole, merely diverting the real victim disarmers and wasting their time?

Judging by the other bills he’s submitted, I have to go with “idiot.” And reading further down in SB 492…

159:29 Exceptions. The provisions of this subdivision shall not apply to:

III. The sale to, possession of, or purchase of a multiburst trigger activator by any federal, state, or political subdivision of the state agency that is charged with the enforcement of any law for use in the discharge of its official duties.

IV. The possession of a multiburst trigger activator by any law enforcement officer of any federal, state, or political subdivision of the state or state agency that is charged with the enforcement of any law, when the officer is on duty and the use is authorized by the agency and is within the course and scope of the officer’s duties.

Oh. My. Imagine, if you will:
Police in a standoff with an alleged perp in a house. Tired of waiting, the officers break out the bump-fire stocks and trigger cranks and hose down the house.

And the neighborhood.

Passing traffic.

Likely each other.

Did Woodburn ask any cops if they want to use “multiburst trigger activators” on the job? Did any say, “Yes”? Do those still have LE certification?


* Disclosure: Around 25 years ago, I bought one of those “Hell-Fire” trigger adapters just to see what the fuss was. Took it to a range one  day and tried it out. Not impressed. The guy with me tried it. Not impressed.

“That was stupid.” Took it off, and tossed in a box. Haven’t even seen it in at least 14 years; I figure it got lost in a move, and I haven’t missed it a bit.

I will admit to liking the gun show display of the trigger crank tripod with dual Ruger 10/22 actions. “You kids! Get offa my lawn!”


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Thank you for that demonstration

So DemDimocratic state Rep. Charles Young Jr. wanted to protest pro-RKBA legislation.

Miss. lawmaker displays pistol to protest gun legislation
He told House Speaker Philip Gunn that he and others are violating a joint legislative rule that says no one but sworn law enforcement officers can carry a gun in the Capitol or House and Senate chambers.

So anti-gun rules and laws… don’t work, Rep. Young?

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[UPDATE] Oops: “Authorized Urinalists”

I originally posted this on my personal blog, Random Acts of Gibberish, but it’s too funny not to share with a wider audience.


Oopsie, someone has a little explaining to do

…to the ATF.

AJC.com, the Atlanta Urinal-Constipation just published a story claiming a reporter built an assault rifle.

I helpfully emailed authorized urinalist, Ken Foskett to explain that if that’s true, someone is going to prison.

Interestingly, it took some searching to find Foskett’s email address. AJC killed the link to the reporter staff directory. I guess they got tired of getting negative feedback from people who know they’re full of shit. Fortunately, they left the actual directory online; you should bookmark it.

Nice try, Foskett.

Yeah, you edited the article from this

to this

but you forgot to change the graphic.

I just had to send Foskett one more email.

Nice try.

But you forgot to change the graphic.

Fortunately, I kept screen shots of everything in case the ATF should ask.

I expect that graphic will disappear from the AJC site in 3… 2… 1…

UPDATE, 2/8/2018: They finally realized they still had the “assault rifle” image loading. It’s now gone. Further, they’ve set the original URL…

http://investigations.blog.ajc.com/2018/02/06/home-diy-project-build-your-own-ar-15-semi-automatic-assault-rifle/

..to redirect to this one, so “assault rifle” no longer appears in the address bar.

https://www.myajc.com/blog/investigations/home-diy-project-build-your-own-untraceable/GP69yaLThpUXrLeCLYYxKN/

But no mention that they edited the original story for content.

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