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More on Jay Dobyns case

Got into the Court of Claims docket– here’s the ruling (pdf) in which the Court accuses the Department of Justice attorneys of having committed a fraud on the Court. That’s the document which the Court recently ordered unsealed. The judgment…

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More on Jay Dobyns case

Got into the Court of Claims docket– here’s the ruling (pdf) in which the Court accuses the Department of Justice attorneys of having committed a fraud on the Court. That’s the document which the Court recently ordered unsealed. The judgment…

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Unsealed court files in Jay Dobyn’s case full of bombshells

He’s the agent who infiltrated the Hell’s Angels, had BATF thoroughly backstab him, and sued the agency. Much of the court files were sealed, but were recently unsealed. Here’s the local news story on what the reporter found in the…

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NBC, David Gregory, and why he wasn’t prosecuted

Legal Insurrection has the inside scoop. DC police referred the case for prosecution, noting that they’d told NBC that possessing the 30 round magazine would be illegal, and NBC went ahead anyway. The police even swore out an affidavit for…

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Thomas Cooley Law Review

Is out with three articles one of them mine, its theme being "why we fight."…

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An "I could care less" moment

Some guy named Bryant Gumbel, who hosts something called "Real Sports," announces he hates the NRA. If I could just find a silver image of the hindquarters of a rat, I could keep it as a symbol of what I…

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As always, we’re in the best of hands

The Supreme Court today handed down a ruling in Dept of Homeland Security v. MacLean, essentially overruling the firing of an Air Marshal. The marshal had been briefed on a highjacking alert… and then told that, to save money, DHS…

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The next big Fourth Amendment issue…

Police use of radar that can see into a house. In its present form, it can only report on whether someone is inside, and their distance, but as the article notes, more advanced forms are becoming available….

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Theodore Roosevelt’s suppressed rifle

From the NRA Museum. Very cool….

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Why the CDC isn’t funding antigun propaganda just now…

It’s because it fears what Congress would do to its budget if it did. Good. All the solid work in this field was done decades ago by criminologists. They’ve had a lot to say about the CDC’s produce, and none…

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Academia and enforced conformity

Prof. Brian Anse Patrick has thoughts and experiences there. "Perhaps I was and remain naïve in expecting free and respectful discourse, but one of my chief intellectual interests is the informational sociology of what I have described elsewhere as the…

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CA: antigun Kamala Harris bids to replace antigun Sen. Boxer

So reports Dave Workman. The more things change, the more they stay the same….

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Pa preemption lawsuit filed

Story here. It’s filed by a chapter of US Law Shield against the City of Harrisburg. As I recall, the preemption law had problems under the State constitutional requirement that a bill have but one purpose….

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Military Warriors Support Foundation

Yesterday I flew next to Lt. Gen. Leroy Sisco, the CEO of Military Warriors Support Foundation. They function to give homes to disabled veterans, in exchange for them accepting financial mentoring and other help (most of these are young folks)….

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The "Cromnibus" and gun laws

I’ve been reading that massive enactment, after a comment a few days ago pointed out that it might affect folks who had both a firearms permit and a medical marihuana card. So far I’ve found three areas relating to firearms….

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Burial places of NRA Presidents

Webpage here. The most frequent resting place of those already listed is Arlington National Cemetery. Three of them earned the Congressional Medal of Honor. One, "Red Mike" Edson, received that plus two Navy Crosses (the second highest award for gallantry)…

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R.I.P. Kathy Coe Royce

Just found her on find a grave. Heck of a smart young lady. I knew her from when she was one of the first NRA/ILA lobbyists (there were five: Bill Pickins, head, Kathy, Susan Reece, Randy Bowman and Danny Smith)….

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We could have guessed it….

Springfield MA city councilman Bud Williams, speaking at a public event, tells listeners to remember that "Jesus is the reason for the season." He apparently didn’t figure out that the event was a menorah lighting ceremony marking the beginning of…

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Now, this is going too far….

Texas man abuses company credit card to buy $23,000 worth of guns….

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Don’t worry, the government will protect you

Over 300,000 fugitives from justice are at large because the arresting jurisdiction refuses to say it’ll extradite them if caught. Apparently, they figure that if the fugitive moves out of state, they’re someone else’s problem. What’s more, millions of fugitives…

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The Newtown lawsuit against Bushmaster

Prof. Nick Johnson (Fordham Law) takes it apart, at the Library of Law and Liberty….

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Washington Court of Appeals finds for a constitutional right to self-defend

The ruling is discussed by Eugene Volokh, at the Volokh Conspiracy….

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Colorado initiative on CCW permits and medical pot licensing

Story here. Apparently some sheriffs are denying CCW permits to people with medicinal pot permits. The one problem I foresee is that, even with it, Federal law still makes it a felony for a user of marihuana to possess a…

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John Milius

A great article on him. I didn’t know he’d had a stroke, but it sounds like he’s back in action….

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MAIG and Mastercard planned to intimidate gun makers

I discovered that Judicial Watch used NY Public Records laws (and a lawsuit) to get the city-maintained records of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was from the outset hosted on NY City servers. There are some interesting documents in there…

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Court upholds denial of petition to ban lead ammo

The DC Circuit ruled today in Trumpeter Swan Society v. EPA. The plaintiffs, 101 self-described enviro groups, had petitioned the EPA to promulgate rules relating to spent lead ammo, arguing that the Toxic Substances Control Act required them. The EPA…

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Antigun PSA encourages gun theft, other offenses

Pretty appalling. The PSA has a kid stealing his mother’s handgun, hiding it in his backpack, taking it to school, and handing it to a teacher, asking that she take it away since he doesn’t feel safe with a gun…

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Major 6th Circuit case today!

Tyler v. Hillsdale County — as-applied challenge to prohibition against those who have a mental commitment. Majority goes with strict scrutiny. Lengthy discussions of various prohibited person categories. Scalia’s "presumptively lawful" treated as ambitious, with note that under any…

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Shaking my head…

How many mistakes can the AP make in one short story? "Stand your ground" was not an issue in the Montana shooting. Nor in the George Zimmerman case. I’m sure Montana law, prior to the amendment, allowed self-defense in cases…

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CT Supreme Ct holds that Second Amendment protects "dirks" and riot batons

Prof. Volokh discusses the decision here….

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