From a Bunker Somewhere Deep Beneath Sacramento . . . by Dan Zimmerman | Feb 14, 2014 | 61 comments facebook twitter linkedin email It seems that handgun control no longer has the support it did in the 90s. comments Daniel Silverman says: February 14, 2014 at 15:05 LMAO!!! hahahha That video never gets old!!! Reply crndl says: February 14, 2014 at 15:08 true dat 🙂 Reply KMc says: February 14, 2014 at 15:10 Even better than the Bo Pelini-Nebraska version! Reply Model 31 says: February 14, 2014 at 16:53 Right up there with the “no background checks” version Reply IdahoPete says: February 15, 2014 at 10:20 And did you notice how perfectly it captures the inner essence of Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and Jerry Brown? A big HOO-RAH to the oppressed gun owners of California – thank for fighting the good fight! Reply Jim says: February 14, 2014 at 15:07 Awesome. Just awesome Reply Matt in FL says: February 14, 2014 at 15:09 OK, so I’m really over the “Downfall” meme, because the last half-dozen or so that I’ve seen were pretty horrible. As such, I watched this one with trepidation. But it’s actually pretty good. “That’s not the point! The point is control!” So much. Reply jjKayd says: February 14, 2014 at 17:19 Yeah, I’ve seen a million of these and this one was good. “I went to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon among other things…” Hahaha Reply MiniMe says: February 14, 2014 at 18:59 “The point is control!” Ayup. Reply uncommon_sense says: February 14, 2014 at 15:09 I am seriously wondering how the California Legislature will react if the ruling stands. Will they legalize open carry of loaded handguns hoping that most businesses will put up “no guns” signs making it severely impractical? This would do the most to minimize handguns in public but it would really piss-off the masses seeing open carriers everywhere. Or will they keep open carry illegal and instead enact a bunch of new restrictions on concealed carry — including creating a long list of forbidden carry “sensitive places”? This would result in a LOT more armed citizens in public which would also piss-off the masses but at least the masses would not be seeing firearms in public. Reply B says: February 14, 2014 at 15:23 The ruling explicitly stated laws that in effect bring about a blanket ban on legal carry are unconstitutional. A bunch of little laws added together that makes it impossible for a majority to legally carry is a blanket ban. This ruling is so freaking huge. The mere possibility that I might be able to get a CHL license while I’m there is something I hadn’t even begun to consider! Reply uncommon_sense says: February 14, 2014 at 15:55 I read the entire ruling (well the majority part anyway). The majority explicitly stated that nothing in their opinion shall be construed to reverse long standing prohibitions … yada, yada, yada. So, if the California Legislature declares a bunch of new “sensitive places” are off limits to licensed concealed carriers, that would probably be A-okay according to the 9th Circuit ruling. It has worked so far in Illinois which defined 22 or 23 “sensitive places” where concealed carry is forbidden in their new concealed carry law. I believe a future lawsuit will ask the courts to limit those long lists of places where Legislatures criminalize responsible law abiding citizens with concealed carry licenses. Reply Cliff H says: February 14, 2014 at 15:55 As mentioned in the video and elsewhere on this site, the response by California law enforcement, as it is in the larger cities of Washington, will most likely be to use confrontational but “legal” contacts with law enforcement to provoke arrests or otherwise make carrying so onerous that the majority of people will not even try. Think, “I stopped you because your tail-light is broken. I will have to take custody of your firearm until this encounter concludes.” Reply uncommon_sense says: February 14, 2014 at 15:58 Think, “I stopped you because your tail-light … thunk, crash … is broken. I will have to take custody of your firearm until this encounter concludes.” There, fixed that for you. Reply Jus Bill says: February 14, 2014 at 17:59 That was Maryland, not California. Pretty much the same… Cliff H says: February 14, 2014 at 18:11 ‘ppreciate tha help. Alan556 says: February 14, 2014 at 15:10 Even better than the last one. The NRA should buy ad time and run this on the networks. Reply Tom in Oregon says: February 14, 2014 at 15:11 OMG!!!! This should have been labeled NSFW. I just laughed so hard. Dammit That was freeking hilarious! Reply Randy Drescher says: February 14, 2014 at 15:15 Thats one of the best yet! There is no joy in bradyville today. Reply ST says: February 14, 2014 at 15:17 Which circuit covers New York State? I want to see that Czarist De Blasio keel over when their gun control racket gets shut down by that court. Reply Andrew B. says: February 14, 2014 at 15:33 New York is in the Second Circuit. Reply DrVino says: February 14, 2014 at 16:34 De Blasio is a Communist. That came after the Czar. Reply blakdawg says: February 14, 2014 at 15:19 Oh, thank you. I needed a good laugh today and that worked. Reply T says: February 14, 2014 at 15:21 Now everyone sing, For the times they are a-changin’. Reply DD says: February 14, 2014 at 15:21 You guys rule. Reply uncommon_sense says: February 14, 2014 at 15:23 It would have been nice if the person who added the subtitles could have added reaction to how ironclad the entire written majority ruling is. If San Diego county appeals this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, all the plaintiffs have to do is submit the majority ruling from the 9th Circuit. Nothing further would be necessary. The written majority ruling is kind of hard to read (especially when you are tired), but it really is worth reading. It is perhaps the best Second Amendment related ruling that I have ever read. Reply jwm says: February 14, 2014 at 15:28 I will say it til I’m blue in the face. If you beat gun control in CA you have won. Period. Reply uncommon_sense says: February 14, 2014 at 16:12 I know that you are a California resident and have to be at least 10 times more excited than I am. And don’t get me wrong, I am really excited about the 9th Circuit ruling. What did I say just a week or so ago … that the 9th Circuit was no longer legitimate because they were not even ruling on cases much less issuing moral and just rulings? Now this ruling comes out which wildly exceeded my expectations … so much so that, for the first time ever, I had the irresistible urge to pour myself a nice drink and then just enjoy the warm feeling of the ruling and the drink. As encouraging as the 9th Circuit ruling is, this is anything but settled. San Diego County and/or Ms. Harris can still appeal that decision. And even if California just accepts the 9th Circuit’s decision, that doesn’t help anyone in the other Circuits who are still boned at this time (e.g. Maryland, New Jersey, and New York). Plus, if this does go to the U.S. Supreme Court, no one knows for sure how they will rule. That said, the 9th Circuit’s written ruling is the most ironclad ruling I have ever read. If the Supremes overturn it, it will show in black-and-white that our Supreme Court is not legitimate. Reply Dean Weingarten says: February 15, 2014 at 06:43 How does Ms Harris have standing to appeal this ruling? It does not require any action on the part of the State of California. Reply Randy Drescher says: February 14, 2014 at 16:29 CA is the poster child for liberalism./// I am glad for the state, I see all the fellow bicycle riders enjoying the great weather but helpless to the criminal element. Reply Mr. Pierogie says: February 14, 2014 at 19:41 I don’t know. The ‘good cause’ or ‘justifiable need’ is still perfectly constitutional in some blue states, which keep finding that the 2A does NOT apply outside one’s home. I’m guessing most of the judges in these circuit courts are liberal, so it will probably stay that way. Reply Roll says: February 14, 2014 at 15:28 “That was pungent” OMG That had me rolling… Reply Excedrine says: February 14, 2014 at 15:35 I lol’d. I also warned the poster of the inevitable flood of hostile hoplophobic comments. Reply Fred says: February 14, 2014 at 15:37 Well, it hasn’t been tweeted about by Shannon Watts yet, so they don’t even know about it as of now. If the queen-bee tweets about it expect the waterfall. Reply Fred says: February 14, 2014 at 15:35 Hmmm, if this keeps up I might be able to visit California some time in my lifetime. Reply Ralph says: February 14, 2014 at 15:46 There’s nothing funnier than a good fart reference. Reply EthanB says: February 15, 2014 at 22:40 Amen Reply Dave McDonald says: February 14, 2014 at 15:48 Amazingly, the New York Times’ “U.S.” section features a story on courts overturning a gay marriage ban in Virginia, but nothing about this case… Reply GoldiGlocks says: February 14, 2014 at 16:22 Maybe it will show up tomorrow. They probably have editors scouring the entire 70+ page ruling looking for any excuse to spin it into a negative light. New York is next, the antis know it, and they are pissed. It did make the headlne feed at the bottom of Bing…for what that’s worth. More people use the Bing search engine than read The Times. Reply Jus Bill says: February 14, 2014 at 18:02 I doubt it. It will just slide down the memory hole. Reply TommyNY says: February 14, 2014 at 15:54 “Please, don’t cry we are still confiscating in New York” CLASSIC!!!!!! Reply ValleyForge77 says: February 14, 2014 at 16:26 It looks like Hitler’s mistress (Miss Eva Watts) is pretty pissed too. Always a good sign for freedom… Reply Cliff H says: February 14, 2014 at 16:32 Perhaps as a theme sung quietly in the background: The Helpless Vassals Song Bloody shirt on high! Our ranks tightly closed! MDA and MAIG march with quiet, steady step. Children shot by gun-loving whackos March in spirit within our ranks. Everyone shot by gun-loving whackos Marches in spirit within our ranks. Clear the streets for the anti-gun battalions, Clear the media for our storm of derision! Millions are looking upon Obama full of hope, The days of healthcare and free iPhones dawns! Millions are looking upon Obama full of hope, The days of the Second Amendment are almost gone! For all the people, the call to disarm is sounded! For civilian disarmament we are prepared to fight! Already Bloomberg’s banners fly over all streets. The illusion of safety will be ours in a little while now! Soon Bloomberg’s banners will fly over all streets. All the guns only memories in a little while now. Bloody shirt on high! Our ranks tightly closed! MDA and MAIG march with quiet, steady step. Children shot by gun-loving whackos March in spirit within our ranks. Everyone shot by gun-loving whackos Marches in spirit within our ranks. Reply Maineuh says: February 14, 2014 at 16:39 First I’ve seen it. Brilliant! Reply Accur81 says: February 14, 2014 at 16:42 I’m very excited about this ruling. Most cops in CA are pro-gun, believe it or not. Although we have a at least one guy who is rabidly anti-gun in out office. I hope to see jwm, Dr Vino, Longbeach, Kimber .45, AlphaGeek, and a host of others with CCW permits. Unfortunately, it’s still going to take time, but this ruling is still a problem for gun control fanatics. I almost wish Obama would just say “If you like your gun control, you can keep your gun control.” Reply Steve Case says: February 14, 2014 at 16:54 The gun control movement lost in Illinois, just lost California and in time will lose in New York. They have exactly one more round in the chamber and that round is to go after the 2nd amendment of the constitution. They’ll fire that round and it will miss … and then they’re out of bullets. Long live the Republic. Reply TexanHawk says: February 14, 2014 at 17:57 That’s some funny scheisse there. Even if it is easily dismissed by Godwin’s law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law Reply Matt in FL says: February 14, 2014 at 18:03 You’re overthinking it. While it is Hitler and his cronies, what makes this funny is the acting/reacting. It’d be funny even without the implication that the gun control folks are Nazis. My point is this: One of the first of these videos that I saw (and still one of the best ever) was Hitler flipping out because he’d been a backer of HD-DVD over BluRay, and obviously, his side lost. And just like here, he was losing his shit. Nobody in their right mind would suggest that particular video somehow Godwinned the BluRay vs HD-DVD argument. It was just funny. Reply TexanHawk says: February 15, 2014 at 08:14 Yessir. I tend to overthink; but I prefer that to underthinking. Pretty damn funny video. Reply fuque says: February 14, 2014 at 18:24 OMG I Love it!!… Reply Denny says: February 14, 2014 at 18:33 Obviously no one speaks German very well here, other than. Sub titles were all wrong too.! LMAA! Got a Drug Cartel version? Matt? Reply Gyufygy says: February 14, 2014 at 20:33 Yeah, that’s the joke. Use the video and put in subtitles ranting about whatever subject you want. Reply DaveM says: February 14, 2014 at 19:04 SD County sheriff is “reviewing” ruling I expect legal challenge using my tax dollars to defend his good cause position Reply Marcus Aurelius says: February 14, 2014 at 19:27 Armstrong & Getty, a local Sacramento based morning talk show, they interviewed the lawyer that argued this case before the 9th circuit. It’s in the 2-14-14 podcast, It’s at the start of the 7 am hour if anyone is interested. Oh and their podcast are free. http://www.kste.com/media/podcast-the-armstrong-and-getty-show-armandgettypodcast/ Reply Jon R. says: February 14, 2014 at 20:30 Sooooooo… your telling me this isn’t actually a real meeting of the California state assembly? Cause it looks and sounds an awful lot like how I imagined it would. California Uber Alles! Reply Tirod says: February 14, 2014 at 22:38 I read about this on Yahoo yesterday the 13th. It’s out there and the public does know about it if they have any interest. Being ignored by the national media is to be expected. They have to parse their response and wait to be issued talking points by their handlers. Reply peirsonb says: February 14, 2014 at 23:02 So, it turns out I missed out on yet another internet meme. Seems to happen more and more as I get older. Normally it wouldn’t bug me except for the ones I DON’T miss out on. Some things cannot be unseen…. Reply MD says: February 15, 2014 at 00:22 Hilarious! Reply Viewer says: February 15, 2014 at 05:49 Well that was funny…the first time…years ago. Reply Jared-Tampa says: February 15, 2014 at 08:05 Nice 🙂 however, as a German speaker, it gives me a headache to hear words that don’t match the subtitles. Watching it on mute was much better. Otherwise a good meme. Reply Denny says: February 15, 2014 at 15:46 Well we’re up two competent German speakers now. Reply Write a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.