Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A Now That I'm Home Tab Clearing
There are a more than a few stories that have accumulated since the middle of last week when I went to New Orleans for a business conference. I'm still getting caught up here at home with my regular work and teaching. Anyway, here goes...
Reports on the open carry protest in San Antonio at the Alamo here, here, and here. A guy I know spoke at the event. It looks like it went off without a hitch and without anyone being arrested.
DC Metro Police Chief helps gun prohibitionists break DC gun laws. Why am I not surprised? Chief Cathy Lanier has been consistently anti-Second Amendment from the get-go.
About that shooting requirement for a pistol purchase permit in Maryland? Private ranges might not cooperate by opening themselves up to all comers. The end result is that gun ownership in the so-called Free State will suffer.
Army licenses Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP) from Crye Precision. This is also known as MultiCam. The Army is still evaluating new camouflage patterns to replace their Universal Camo Pattern and is, I believe, down to the four finalists.
JayG announced on Friday that his new gig in Virginia is going to be as the Associate Editor for the NRA's Shooting Illustrated. So not only is he leaving the anti-gun Volksrepublik for Virginia, he will have completely gone over to the "Dark Side". In celebration of that, I think he should invite our dear friend Ladd Everitt to a day of shooting at the NRA's range in Fairfax to see if Ladd's head really would explode being around all those guns and ammo.
And speaking of JayG's new commonwealth, it looks like Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Gabby Giffords are sinking a lot of money into the gubernatorial election in an effort to get the Clinton's best bud Terry McAuliffe elected governor of Virginia. Unfortunately, McAuliffe is in the lead over Republican VA Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. McAuliffe has already announced his support for Colorado style gun control. If there is a saving grace in all of this it is that the governor of Virginia is limited to one term.
Finally, the judges on the California Court of Appeals, Four Appellate District, Division One don't believe the Second Amendment extends to the AK-47. They think it is "dangerous and unusual" and equate it to the sawed off shotgun. The opinon of the court is here. Dave Hardy comments on the case here and Sebastian weighs in on the case here. It is a crappy decision that I hope will be appealed.