Why are Democrats determined to turn back the clock? . . . Gov. McAuliffe’s proposal to restore Virginia’s one-gun-a-month law unlikely to succeed – “The amendment would make it a Class 1 misdemeanor — punishable by up to a year in jail and $2,500 fine — for anyone other than a licensed firearms dealer to buy more than one handgun within a 30-day period. A similar law was repealed in 2012 by a Republican-dominated General Assembly and then-Gov. Bob McDonnell, also a Republican. That year, the House and Senate voted 66-32 and 21-19, respectively, to overturn the law — virtually the same margins by which Republicans currently control each chamber.”
Inquiring minds want to know . . . What did Trump say to Joe Manchin about new opportunities for “gun-safety” legislation? – “A tantalizing tidbit from Robert Draper’s story about how Trump might handle his predicament in Congress, stuck between Democrats on the left who refuse to deal with him en masse and a Freedom Caucus on the right that’s willing to walk away from any legislation that’s short of true fiscal conservatism. If the Freedom Caucus can’t be placated, Trump faces a hard choice between serial frustration on his major legislative initiatives or bipartisan packages with plenty of goodies for Democrats. What might some of those goodies look like?”
RIP Dane vonBreichenruchardt:
Dane vonBreichenruchardt, constitutional scholar and Second Amendment advocate, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, March 24, 2017, in Virginia after a short illness. Dane will be remembered as the architect of the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court case which established the Second Amendment as an Enumerated, Constitutional, Individual Right, Heller v. District of Columbia. Dane served in the U.S. Air Force as a military pilot, and worked as an aviation instructor, followed by service with the Army National Guard until 1983. While in the military, he was active in competitive shooting. After leaving the service, he worked as a cardio-pulmonary specialist in several hospitals in the United States. Upon moving to the Washington, D.C. area in 1996, Dane founded the U.S.Bill of Rights Foundation to support challenges to restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.
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And I just wrote a $140 check for mine . . . Texas: Senate Passes SB 16, LTC Fee Reduction Bill, by Overwhelming Vote – “On Monday, the Texas Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 16, NRA-backed legislation sponsored by State Sen. Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) and Joan Huffman (R-Houston), on a 26-5 vote. A priority bill of Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick’s, SB 16 significantly reduces License to Carry (LTC) fees in the Lone Star State. At $140, the fee for an original Texas license is among the highest in the nation. SB 16 would bring the fees down to among the lowest in the country, slashing the cost of an original license by $100 to just $40, and cutting the cost of a renewal license from $70 to $40. In other words, the annual cost of a five-year LTC would now be just $8 per year.”
First rule of investing: buy low, sell high . . . 3 Top Gun Companies to Buy in 2017 – “The gun industry’s “Trump slump” story has been breathlessly and endlessly reported, which makes it seem as though an investor should avoid any company in the space at all costs. If people aren’t buying guns, manufacturers can’t profit, and their stocks will tank. While there is indeed a slowdown under way and the stocks of gunmakers have borne the brunt of it, the industry is inherently cyclical and the current downtrend is nowhere near as apocalyptic as has been portrayed. The industry still offers several attractive investment opportunities, made even more so because of the hits their stocks have taken, but also because of their strong management teams and otherwise great operations.
The derp (and anti-gun dogma) is strong with this one . . . Health-care costs should spur action on guns – “Our country has a relationship with guns that is rare in the world. The right to guns is a political issue pressed by a powerful lobby that is unconcerned with anything other than selling more guns. … Defenders of gun rights sometimes argue you might need a gun to fend off the federal government. But, really, who needs to fight off the government when it cowers in the face of the gun lobby?”
Here’s an opportunity for red stickers to snag some bargains intercepting people in the church parking lot . . . Gas for Guns exchange happening Saturday – “The ‘No Questions Asked’ gun buyback program will offer $50 to $300 in gas coupons for each qualifying handgun and assault weapon. When: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Where: Elm Grove Baptist Church parking lot, 1069 N. 38th Street. During the exchange program, any functional, non-replica pistol or revolver smaller than 0.380 caliber can be exchanged for gas cards totaling $50. Pistols that are 0.380 caliber or greater can be swapped for gas cards totaling $100 in value. The program will pay $300 in gas cards for each “Assault Style” rifle, as long as they are a functional variant of an automatic or semiautomatic rifle that is currently in use by military forces with a caliber of 9 mm, 7.62 mm or 5.56 mm. Any other firearm or ammunition may also be dropped off for safe disposal and destruction by law enforcement without a gas card exchange.”
This Father Found Out His Daughter Was Planning A School Shooting. So Here’s What He Did. – “A Maryland father, reading his 18-year-old daughter’s diary, discovered her well-made plans to commit mass slaughter at her high school, then alerted investigators to her plot, thus averting the attack. Nichole Cevario, an honor roll student at Catoctin High School, had been writing since December of her plans, setting a timeline, the steps of the planned attack, and a target date of April 5. Not only had she accumulated weapons that included a shotgun and elements to construct a pipe bomb, such as pipes with end caps, shrapnel, and fuse material, she also gathered intelligence on emergency procedures at the school during drills and asked how deputies were armed when they responded to a school emergency, according to Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins. Because she was considered an adult, Cevario was able to purchase the weapons legally.”
There’s plenty of room for everyone . . . The LGBTQ Community Is Locked and Loaded – “The 28-year-old woman, Reina Mercado, holds fire as her friend and instructor, Sarah Rossig, walks her through reloading the handgun under speed and pressure. It’s the kind of work that combat shooters practice constantly, but it’s less common at a range full of weekend target-plinkers like this one. It’s even less common to see shooters like Mercado at the range. Mercado is a transgender woman who immigrated from the Philippines when she was 6 years old. She went from making toy guns out of scrap on a family farm to Houston, Texas, deep in the heart of gun culture and oil money.”
If he really wanted to take care of those eyes, shooting glasses would be a good way to go.