They tell you that registration doesn’t lead to confiscation, but again, it’s a lie. The California Armed Prohibited Person System (APPS) is again under fire for mistakes and incorrect data. The story that’s making the rounds now is that of Michael Merritt, of Bakersfield, who had 18 weapons seized on November 5th for a “felony” from 1970, when he’d plead out a pot possession charge. The officers came with a printout of the charge under code 11910, which is no longer even on the books. Merritt didn’t remember pleading guilty to any felony . . .
saying “The jail time was like five weekends.” His wife told agents to come back with a warrant, and officers told her that they could do that but when they came back, Merritt was going to jail. Merritt said he had to get to work, so he let the agents take the guns. A couple weeks later, on November 21st, an agent called to tell him they’d made a mistake, and they were bringing his guns back. A spokesman for the Bureau of Firearms said mistakes like this are “rare.” I feel better hearing that, don’t you?
An Ohio Court of Appeals panel held that the Second Amendment individual right applies to carrying guns in cars, extending the findings of Heller and McDonald that dealt specifically with handguns in the home. According to The Volokh Conspiracy, “the view that the Second Amendment protects some sort of right to carry guns outside the home remains the minority view among post-Heller appellate courts, but it’s a substantial minority, and this decision adds to that minority.” Another step in the right direction.
A few days back I mentioned that I’d need to find a new place to have my car repaired, due to the recently installed “no guns” sign on the front door of my local Goodyear here in Orlando. Coincidentally, a day or so later there was an item in the Virginia Citizens Defense League’s regular email alert, noting that multiple people in VA had seen the new signs and contacted the company. So I thought I’d try my hand…
I am writing to let you know that following my recent visit to your Goodyear store at 2575 West Colonial in Orlando, I will no longer be doing business with your company. The reason for this is the large “No weapons permitted” sign that has recently been affixed to the front door. I have done a moderate amount of business with Goodyear over the years, buying several sets of tires as well as having other suspension and brake maintenance and repair performed. However, as a licensed concealed carry permit holder in the state of Florida, I consider Goodyear’s policy an affront to my right to keep and bear arms, as well as to my desire to carry a firearm for the protection of me and mine. While I jealously guard my rights, gun and otherwise, I am equally mindful of Goodyear’s right to permit or deny admission to their property to anyone they see fit. As such, I acknowledge Goodyear’s desire that myself and others like me no longer patronize their establishment, and I will oblige them by acceding to their wishes. Should Goodyear’s policy on this matter change in the future, I will consider reestablishing our business relationship.
In response, I received the same form letter that VCDL reported everyone in VA was getting…
Thank you for contacting our web site and for voicing your concerns. In an effort to ensure the safety and security of our associates and customers, we have had a clear company policy regarding weapons in the workplace, since 2004. The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. prohibits all persons who enter Company property from carrying a handgun, firearm, or prohibited weapon of any kind onto the property regardless of whether the person is licensed to carry the weapon or not. Exceptions apply to on-duty law enforcement personnel. This policy applies to all Company employees, visitors, customers, and contractors on Company property — including our Company owned stores. All Company properties have received a decal or sign referencing this policy, and have been instructed to post it.
Goodyear customer service
So there’s that. That particular Goodyear store is directly across the street from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office headquarters, and that store does maintenance on both OCSO and Florida Highway Patrol cars on a regular basis, so I’m not real interested in testing their policy. I still get free lifetime rotate and balance on my installed tires, but other than leeching that service from them, I will not again darken their door as long as this policy remains in place.
MattV2099 inflicts some carnage on a 600+ page medical textbook with shotgun wax slugs. They’d make pretty alright body armor, but only if you use Spongebob duct tape.
Six young adults between the ages of 17 and 20 were charged with violations of malum prohibitum laws in Worcester, Massachusetts on Saturday for something that’s legal in most other states in the union. The vehicle they were riding in was pulled over for unspecified “motor vehicle violations” early Saturday morning, and the driver was found to not have a valid license. However, police also found 82 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition in the van, and so all six occupants—one 17, three 18, and two 20 years old—were charged with possession of ammunition without an FID card. Nothing like starting off your adult life with a firearms violation, hm?
Since we’re going into the weekend, here’s a longer video from Iraqveteran8888 discussing the history of the Finnish M39 Service Rifle, derived from the Mosin Nagant 91. The photo above gets big. Clicky.