It’s getting harder and harder to take the FBI seriously . . . The FBI’s Briefing On The GOP Baseball Shooting Couldn’t Have Been More Bizarre

The FBI’s briefing appears so contrary to the facts as to be insulting. When a man with a history of hating Republicans cases a location, takes pictures, verifies the targets are Republicans before opening fire, has a list of Republican politicians in his pocket, and shoots and nearly kills Republicans, it’s hard to swallow the FBI’s contention that the shooting was “spontaneous” with “no target.” The agency should reconsider whether it wants to troll Americans about something this serious.

May they achieve the same level of success the rest of the Democrat Party has enjoyed so far this year . . . Gun Safety Advocates Hope to Make Early Impact on Statewide Elections

Guns are expected to play a central campaign theme for the upcoming statewide election in Virginia, and advocates for gun safety are making an early move to make their case.

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are endorsing all three Democrats on the statewide ballot, a ticket led by Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam.

“We want to emphasize that we support the second amendment. We’re not here to take people’s guns away from them. We’re just here to talk about responsible gun ownership. And that’s what we’ll do in 2017.”

How about we don’t limit any enumerated rights and call it even? . . . Opinion: After shooting, calls for free speech limits but not for guns

The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized very few exceptions to free speech. They include: obscenity, child pornography, defamation, incitement to violence and true threats of violence.

While I agree with the exceptions to our precious right to free speech, I also long for common sense limits to our Second Amendment rights. Limitations that would keep guns out of the hands of people that shouldn’t have them like domestic abusers, felons or people who are dangerously ill or even suspected terrorists.

There have been numerous calls made for sensible restrictions, but those were always blocked by Republicans. In fact, there were unsuccessful efforts to restrict the type rifle used in this recent assault.

Tough mothers . . . These Moms Are Taking Up Guns To Fight The Taliban And ISIS

Female members of the Afghan National Police train the local women in small arms and basic tactics, specifically in the northern reaches of Afghanistan.

“Every week, around 40 or 50 people join,” said Najiba, a female police officer.

Some Afghans do not approve of women fighting in the army or police, but the increasingly desperate situation has forced the security forces to take desperate measures. Afghan forces only control or influence approximately 60 percent of the country’s districts, according to a report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

Maybe you don’t have to be a highly trained operator to effectively defend yourself with a firearm after all . . . Elderly homeowner shoots 21-year-old intruder at Red Bird home, Dallas police say

An 83-year-old homeowner shot an intruder in the leg in his Red Bird home early Sunday, police say.

The homeowner, whose name was not released, told police that Robert Facundo, 21, threatened him about 1:45 a.m. in the 900 block of Glen Oaks Boulevard, near South Polk Street and West Laureland Road.

The resident said Facundo was advancing toward him and he shot because he was in fear for his life.

When nature calls . . . Man caught with bag of powerful weapons while publicly urinating at Pasadena Gold Line station

A search of the suspect’s bag turned up a loaded AR-15-style rifle, fitted with two 30-round magazines and a suppressor, as well as a .40-caliber pistol with a high-capacity magazine and a suppressor and a large machete-style knife, Sheriff Jim McDonnell said. The bag also contained a notebook full of writings and a Bible. He was booked for weapons violations.

Sheriff’s officials also said that markings on the handgun indicated the weapon was to be used by “restricted law enforcement or government only.”

Investigators said they were looking in to how the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Christopher Harrison Goodine, of Union City, Georgia, came to possess the weapons, and what he may have ultimately intended to do with the weaponry.

Or they could just enact shall-issue concealed carry and recognize out-of-state permits…but that would be insane . . . Christie pardons 2 more out-of-staters on gun offenses

Gov. Chris Christie on Monday pardoned two more out-of-state residents — both military veterans — who were convicted of carrying their legally owned firearms into New Jersey.

Christie has now signed 14 gun-related pardons in his seven and a half years as governor. Most have come in the years since he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president in 2015. During the campaign, Christie vowed to pardon any legal gun owner ensured by New Jersey’s notoriously tough gun laws, which are among the strictest in the nation.

We guess they meant ‘ensnared,’ but you get the picture.

Getting the Lead Out: An Introduction to Shooting Range Lead Management

Lead is subject to myriad state and federal laws and regulations governing the proper use, handling, storage and disposal of lead. Shooting range operators who fail to adopt proper practices and compliance programs do so at their peril. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regularly cites and fines range operators who fail to take appropriate steps to protect employees and customers from lead exposure.

Just last year, OSHA cited shooting ranges in Pennsylvania and Louisiana for failing to implement proper lead mitigation programs and issued combined fines totaling $213,000. Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state agencies regularly fine range operators who fail to properly mitigate or dispose of lead waste.

Yes, yes it is . . . It’s Time To Allow Concealed-Carry Permits In Washington DC

Not only do our representatives and other government officials deserve to feel safe while doing their civic duty on our behalf, but the rest of us who enjoy DC regularly have a right to protect ourselves while visiting a hotspot for crime.

If any area of the country should expand gun laws, it’s Washington DC, where power is centralized, crime is rampant, and more guns will save lives. As the hub of political activity where our political leaders gather and work, there’s often hardly enough police or security to go around for representatives and their aides. Many work, attend meetings, and travel accompanied by a staff member and no protection whatsoever.

It should have been a defensive gun use . . . Durham PD: Man robs family, forces them to take him shopping at Target

A Durham man was arrested Tuesday morning after he allegedly asked a family for money and then at gunpoint, forced the family members to take him shopping at Target.

It all started when a man knocked on the door of a house in the West End neighborhood in Durham about 7 a.m. Tuesday and asked for money. A resident gave the man money, but the man displayed a gun and then forced the residents – an adult man and woman, and two young children – out of the house and into the family’s vehicle.

And your defensive gun use day . . . Woman would-be robber shot by Quiznos employee, police say

“They came in, locked the door behind them, produced two guns and then attempted to enter the back room,” said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. “This is a takeover-style robbery. We don’t see many of these, a very scary situation.”

There were two employees in the store and no customers. One of the robbers went to the employee by the counter and two others attempted to enter a back room where the second employee, a woman, was, Wilking said.

The employee tried to barricade the door. She tried to use her body to push back on the door to keep the people out, Wilking said. Eventually, she pulled out a handgun that she was carrying and fired two to six shots around the door, striking the woman intruder, he said.

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58 Responses to Vedder Holsters Daily Digest – Dubious Conclusions, Predictable Endorsements and Well-Armed Micturation

  1. Here’s some insider info:

    The FBI has always been a joke but sometimes they are downright dangerous to the concept of “liberty and freedom”.

  2. Hmmm…mebbe the FBI doesn’t like Republicans((or Trump). He DID make Comey tear up😜

    • Feebies have been sketchily extra-legal since the day they were founded, until, umm, right now.

      Not NSA/CIA extra-legal, but political enough anyone should deathly fear interacting with them.

    • The ex-FBI person I know described it like being in a cult. They keep weird hours and only interact with other FBI agents. He said there was a lot of infidelity and agents hooking up with each other. No idea if his experience was typical.

      • ” He said there was a lot of infidelity and agents hooking up with each other.”

        Sounds like the FBI and the U.S.S.S. are on the same wavelength…

  3. The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized very few exceptions to free speech. They include: obscenity, child pornography, defamation, incitement to violence and true threats of violence.

    Free speech is a prior restraint on government. If I’m not mistaken obscenity has time, place, and manner restrictions. We already have that with guns, so what’s the problem?

    Defamation is libel, not applicable unless your beloved 1911 is lying about you to your other guns in the safe.

    Child pornography, incitement to violence, and true threats of violence are all considered crimes, so is holding up a liquor store with a gun.

    If we’re going to compare amendments it should be apples to apples, not this nonsense.

    • Exactly what I was about to post.
      If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s making analogies. If there’s one thing I’m better at, it’s spotting wrong analogies.
      To say that absolute free speech allows the distribution of child pornography, or the right to yell “fire” in a theater, misses the point of the first amendment.
      2nd amendment absolutists do not advocate murder, asault, destruction of property or noise nuisance, as these are not restrictions on the right.

      • “Shouting fire in a crowded theater” is a bad analogy.
        The correct one is “Falsely shouting fire in a crowded theater.”

        • Both are wrong.

          Falsely shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater IS in fact protected free speech. Take a better look at Brandenburg v. Ohio.

        • Falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater, is an example of intent to cause harm. It is not a belief that is protected by the first amendment.
          Saying “I hate fags, niggers and Jews” is an expression of someone’s personal beliefs therefore it is protected speech.
          Yelling a fire warning when no fire exists is the same as pulling a fire alarm under the same circumstances.
          Words may be protected, but the intent is not.

    • Given that the intent of the 1st was to protect POLITICAL speech one might observe that it’s ALL screwed up.

  4. FBI. Pffft.

    It is because people have such short memories that they grant the FBI any credence whatsoever.

    Go back to the 80’s and start reading up on the wave of scandal after scandal from within the FBI forensics labs. They had “experts” who were giving testimony as expert witnesses who faked/lied about their credentials, who winged the lab tests, or even just made up results to suit the needs of the investigators within the FBI. I’m talking about behavior and actions that put simple incompetence into a better light – this was outright fraud upon the courts.

    Now the FBI doesn’t care any more about appearances. They’re posturing for the approval of the Washington Post, the NY Times and CNN. They no longer care about actual credibility; they’re out to curry favor with their elitist masters.

    • Don’t forget that the FBI ignored the warnings of a field agent that something really big was up immediately prior to 9/11. They also spend too much time in turf wars with the CIA and real co-operation between the agencies rarely occurs.

      • If Randy Weaver was a black man, things would be a lot different today. The press wouldn’t let the story die, much less conspire to cover for the Clinton administration.

    • TV cop series is all the give the FBI (or other various fed popo agencies) any “credibility”. Like EVERYTHING out of Hollywierd or the media it is 100% manufactured BS.

  5. “The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized very few exceptions to free speech. They include: obscenity, child pornography, defamation, incitement to violence and true threats of violence.

    While I agree with the exceptions to our precious right to free speech, I also long for common sense limits to our Second Amendment rights. Limitations that would keep guns out of the hands of people that shouldn’t have them like domestic abusers, felons or people who are dangerously ill or even suspected terrorists.”

    THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO FREE SPEECH. NONE. PERIOD.

    When will they realize that there is no comparison to other rights? Gun laws seek to preemptively limit a right before and notwithstanding an infringement upon another’s rights. This is unique among civil liberty law. Words and thoughts are the tools of the 1st Amendment. None of those tools have been removed or restricted from the public domain. YES, ANTONIN, ONE CAN STAND UP IN A CROWDED THEATRE AND YELL FIRE. No law prevents it. Yet even this respected justice didn’t get it. Gun laws actually seek to take away the tools of free exercise of the 2nd Amendment. This makes them all unconstitutional and unique. NO OTHER RIGHTS ARE LIMITED IN ANY WAY BY ANY LAW FROM THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF. Now, sure, you can be charged with a crime for hurting another with your words, but nothing stopped you from using them. The same principle must be applied to the 2nd. If you want to park a fully loaded M1A1 Abrams tank in your driveway, that shouldn’t be of anyone’s concern until you turn the turret to your neighbors house and put a round into his living room.

  6. The range I’m a member of takes lead mitigation very seriously. We just did our yearly cleanup last month. Mildly expensive but compared to the fines? Dirt cheap.

  7. So according to the feebs this was a random act of senseless ball field violence? Color me surprised. If he had shouted aloha snackbar before he fired the investigation would have declared it was a false alarm. Nothing happened.

  8. Okay, who sent the FBI the prank memo that the Russians admitted it and HRC was now the President?

    I’m not at all sure I’d want to try to fire that pistol with that suppressor attached, given it looks to be hanging off at an angle. Re the marking, I suppose the local PD had never heard of a police trade-in? Unless it’s full-auto, so what about the markings?

    And that opinion reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw in town the other month: “It shouldn’t be easier to buy a gun than it is to vote.” And you know what? It isn’t. I strongly suspect the elderly lady whose car it was on, had never actually tried to buy a gun. Similarly, I expect the person who penned the opinion piece has never tried to buy a gun, or she’d have encountered the list-o-questions on a 4473. Which, if I recall correctly, pretty much covers all of her talking points.

  9. “We want to emphasize that we support the second amendment. We’re not here to take people’s guns away from them. We’re just here to talk about responsible gun ownership. And that’s what we’ll do in 2017.”

    It doesn’t matter how many times we kick their teeth down their throat, they will never stop.

    They’re worse than fucking cockroaches. The little nasty brown ones.

    “Sheriff’s officials also said that markings on the handgun indicated the weapon was to be used by “restricted law enforcement or government only.””

    What guns besides the notorious Glock 18 select-fire were stamped like that? I’ve seen 5.56 mags stamped like that.

    And the can on the right looks like a Mag-Lite conversion…

    • “What guns besides the notorious Glock 18 select-fire were stamped like that?”
      Is it a CA or MA thing maybe?

      • I’ve seen AR15 lowers stamped like that. And yep two pin ARs. I think just like the mags it was done from 1994-04 sunset.

  10. For another view of the Georgia boy arrest, watch the attached news report from LA. It is hysterical in its hysteria. The reporter wonders how this guy could have “so many” “high powered” weapons, and falsely states that deadly hollow points are illegal in California. Also note all of the lovely patting on the back the LASO do for themselves, speculating madly about what horrible event they were so fortunate to avoid. https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=154_1498129760
    The comments to the video note that the silencers are homemade from Magnalite cases. And yes, silencers are illegal, as are the large capacity mags.

    Meanwhile, the same LASO managed to kill a teen boy instead of the dog they were shooting at, also managing to shoot one of their own. https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6f3_1498183063

    • I also noted that the police were “proactive.”
      Evidently, being “proactive” is doing something because something else happened (in this case, observing someone urinating in public). IIRC, that used to be called being “reactive.” As in, doing something after something else happened.

  11. “The U.S. Supreme Court has recognized very few exceptions to free speech. They include: obscenity, child pornography, defamation, incitement to violence and true threats of violence…”

    Okay… shall we list all the ‘exceptions’ to the 2nd Amendment that we can think of that exist right now? I’m betting it’s a longer list.

    • You might be surprised if the list of “exceptions” to the 1A was a complete instead of partial list. For example, if I want to put much more than the information on my business card in an advertisement, then I have to pay the state $300 and get permission.

  12. The guy in Durham,NC was just a copy cat of the guy in Raleigh, NC who went on a similar 1 man crime spree a day or 2 before. How neither oxygen thief got smoked checked by a legally armed citizen is beyond me unless their true talent was being able to determine that their victims were unarmed.

  13. “The homeowner, whose name was not released,” will soon be opening a tactical training school since the 83 year old knows more about home defense than all the instructors out there combined.

  14. “Female members of the Afghan National Police train the local women in small arms and basic tactics, specifically in the northern reaches of Afghanistan”

    Maybe THEY will have the balls to actually fight.

  15. Let me think this through…

    When their “society” stops protecting them from being effectively enslaved, literally sold at auction, passed around from one hyped up jihadi Rambo to the next (when the moral paragons aren’t sodomizing adolesent boys), used at will, beaten into compliance with sticks, or just because, stripped of money, I D, maps, directions and contact info so they can’t flee, and, indeed, that “society” punishes any deviation with worse … sometimes, some of these women decide to tool up n protect themselves.

    Armed citizens – humans – so you can take that last shot at taking care of yourself, when your civilization is doing it to you, not for you.

    O k. I think I’m for this.

  16. The FBI are a bunch of dubious POS douches.

    The shooter attacked Scalise in a Assbook post where he cited Scalise’s ties to the KKK,

    WHICH WAS A DIRECT QUOTE OF THE EVIL (D) PRESIDIDN’T OBAMA. http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/14/obama-white-house-repeatedly-targeted-steve-scalise-for-political-gain/

    David Duke (KKK) said something nice about Scalise ONE TIME but Scalise did not even have any knowledge of the statement, of Duke, or why: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/29/steve-scalise-david-duke_n_6392910.html

      • Agreed. It’s hard to imagine a person with any reasonable awareness of politics in the last 25 years who wouldn’t know who David Duke is.

        However, that bit of overstatement aside, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to think that Scalise had no awareness of what Duke was saying or doing at any time. Most people ignore David Duke most of the time, and Scalise is probably no different in that respect.

  17. At this point the FBI are a discredited, joke of an agency. They have been relentlessly politicized and even their (ex) director (Comey) has admitted to directly leaking sensitive material directly to the press.

    It’s going to take a mighty big broom to clean that house……

      • Ok, he leaked directly (it was from his mouth!) to a go between who he knew would leak directly to the press…… Yes, there was one stage of separation between him and the press but to me that’s merely a technicality.

        Anyway, I have never heard of an FBI Director ever leaking sensitive information before. I would assume that the head of the (supposedly) worlds foremost police agency would not do such a thing.

  18. This is the same agency that can’t find a link to Islamic terrorism when the attacker views a bunch of ISIS propaganda and shouts “Allahu Akbar!” while he murders people. Are we really surprised that they couldn’t connect the dots on this case? If they admit that either Muslims or lefties are capable of terrorism, it will go against The Narrative, and that is verboten.

  19. The Federalist article is a must read. I don’t understand why the FBI would even do this. The only thing I can imagine the report doing is reducing the credibility of the FBI.

    It just doesn’t make any sense.

  20. I’m not particularly proud of having a vocabulary and spelling hot button, but I do have one, and this headline pushed it. First, the correct spelling is micturition (not micturation). Second and more importantly, the word is not a synonym for “urination.” Here is the OED entry for micturition:

    The desire to make water; a morbid frequency in the voiding of urine. Often incorrectly used for: The action of making water.

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