On Respect for the Law and Respectable Laws

If we are to live in peace in a nation of laws, two things must happen. 1) Citizens must respect and obey the law, and 2) governments must make and enforce respectable laws. Every day Americans obey the laws that govern things from speed limits on the streets to keeping their lawn properly trimmed. Only a tiny fraction of a tiny fraction of laws require the intervention of police and the courts. This is a wonderful thing and reflects very well on the character of America’s people. I think one cannot be a good citizen without respect for the law and for those charged with writing them and enforcing them . . .

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You Wish Your “Grassroots” Organization Was as Big…

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On Saturday night I was a guest of TTAG and Dan Zimmerman at a local event. His wife, my wife and other like-minded folk attended a Friends of the NRA dinner where hundreds of gun nuts get together and place bids on donated items. One of my clients, Mid America Arms, was in attendance offering their FFL services to make sure winners of firearms passed the appropriate background checks before taking possession of their rifles, pistols and shotguns . . .

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MO Rep. Withdraws Anti-Gun Bill after Death Threats

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Joshua Peters, a state representative from a district in the city of St. Louis, introduced legislation that “…would have made it illegal for someone living in the City of St. Louis to own certain firearms.” Now he reports via ksdk.com that he has withdrawn the bill after receiving death threats via email. “As for the people who sent the emails, Representative Peters says he’s moving on and does not plan turn the matter over to police.” OK, a few thoughts . . .

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Navigating CCW Renewal in the City of St. Louis

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The wife and I have had our conceal carry permits for some time now, and the time to renew rolled around again late in 2013. Honestly, I dread dealing with the government at all, so I put it off for as long as possible. Finally, on a day we both had a little spare time, we headed downtown. My wife, wise in the ways of the world, suggested calling ahead to make sure they were going to be open until 5:00. I called the Sheriff’s office and a pleasant woman said yes, they’d be open until 5:00, but that the deputy in charge of renewing licenses wouldn’t take renewals after 4:00 PM for some inexplicable reason. Since it was 3:50 PM at the time, we knew we weren’t going to make it, turned around and headed back home . . .

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George Zimmerman Gets His Paint On

Color me flabbergasted. George Zimmerman, a man who’s been brutalized by the media, the justice system and his own post-acquittal misjudgments seems to have done a remarkable thing. Rather than demand to see life’s manager or hire engineers to develop a combustible lemon to burn down the house that is his life, he’s taken to the solace of art . . .

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The Unbearable Lightness Of Gun Laws

The ATF swooped into my hometown of St. Louis and over a four-month period, they arrested over 200 people, filed charges against 159 of them and seized 267 firearms, as reported by the stltoday.com. The Feds, working along with MY local constables set up fake storefronts where undercover law enforcement, among other things, got busy “arranging drug and illegal gun transactions and dangling armed robbery opportunities in front of convicted felons.” I lack the legal knowledge to know if this constitutes entrapment or not, but that’s the least controversial aspect of this. Further along on the story we learn . . .

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