Daily Digest: The Justice Empire Strikes Back, Making Maura Comply, and the Hush of Twinkies

Justice doesn’t like to lose . . . Federal Government Files for Certiorari to Supreme Court Over Its Loss in Second Amendment Case Binderup – “Federal law states, at 18 USC 922(g)(1), that anyone convicted of most crimes with punishment of more than one year imprisonment (or, if a misdemeanor, more than two years) can’t legally own a gun. The Justice Department last week filed for certiorari to the Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn a loss they suffered in September 2016 in the 3rd District Court of Appeals in a case that is now known as Lynch v. BinderupBinderup consolidated two cases, in each of which a plaintiff who felt his Second Amendment rights had been violated by the specific application of 922(g)(1) won in both district court and in an en banc opinion of the 3rd District Court of Appeals.”

Low-hanging fruit? . . . Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus Leadership Introduces Hearing Protection Act – “Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC), Co-Chair of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus (CSC), along with CSC Member Congressman John “Judge” Carter (TX) introduced H.R. 367, the Hearing Protection Act (HPA). Joining the primary sponsors on this bill are 43 original cosponsors including CSC Co-Chair Congressman Gene Green (TX), CSC Vice-Chair Congressman Austin Scott (GA) and many other members of the bipartisan CSC.”

National reciprocity, it’s a thing . . . Have gun, will travel: Groups push for states to honor concealed-carry laws – “’Your driver’s license works in every state, so why doesn’t your concealed-carry permit?’ (Rep. Richard) Hudson’s office said in an accompanying fact sheet. The perils that concealed-carry permit holders can face recently were brought to national attention in 2014 when Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia mother of two, was arrested and faced three years in prison after mistakenly entering New Jersey in possession of a loaded handgun.”

Is it really necessary to point out the folly of basing any kind of analysis of “gun violence” on the petri dish that is Chicago? . . . The Virality Of Gun Violence – “The predictive model created by (Andrew) Papachristos combines demographic data with what is called a ‘social contagion’ model in which it is assumed that individuals who are socially connected a victim of gun violence will themselves run a higher risk of becoming victims of gun violence. Identifying these social connections or networks was done by looking at all 16,399 gunshot injuries in Chicago from 2006 to 2014 within the 1,189,225 arrests made during the same period, then looking at the identity of individuals who were arrested at the same time for the same offense and then connecting this data to everyone who was shot.”

This shall not stand . . . Gun group seeks more records from attorney general – “The gun rights group that has spent months fighting Attorney General Maura Healey’s enforcement actions around the state’s assault weapons ban is now appealing her refusal to release certain public records. The Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts announced Monday that it had filed an appeal with Secretary of State William Galvin’s office over its request for records connected to Healey’s July 2016 announcement that she would step up enforcement of the 1998 ban to crack down on copies or duplicates of prohibited guns.”

The media other-ing vets . . . NBC New York Has Identified The Real Mass Shooting Threat in America: Veterans – “Let’s get the obvious point out of the way: no, NBC New York has never made a timeline listing every mass shooting carried out by those who follow a certain ideology. When people of those ideology commit those shootings, we are buffeted with assurances that is is wrong and immoral to stigmatize millions based on the actions of a few. That courtesy evidently does not extend to our men in uniform.”



  1. avatar Omer Baker says:

    Is there a $400 stamp for a Twinkie 2-pack?

    1. avatar Cliff H says:

      Well, if he didn’t get a tax stamp for those Twinkies, now that the video is on the YouTubes he’s going to get a visit from the BATFE (and really sweet silencers)!

  2. avatar jwm says:

    A twinkie silencer? I’m a fat guy. Don’t make me have to choose between the muzzle and my pie hole.

    1. avatar MLee says:

      Well lay off the Twinkies fat man. They have been recalled and we don’t want you getting sick. Use them as a suppressor like thin people do.

      The Kansas City, Missouri-based company announced in a news release Monday that some of its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess® Twinkies® contain confectionary coating produced and recalled by Blommer Chocolate Company

      1. avatar Rimfire says:

        So you must feel like quite the big man to judge his reply, little ‘man”. Shame on you and your judgmental lifestyle.I guess we see who the real “Twinkee” is now, snowflake

        1. avatar MLee says:

          I wasn’t judging him or his lifestyle. He called himself a fat guy and obviously isn’t afraid of it. I’m not skinny either and could stand to lose weight. If you can’t stand at little jabbing and a joke, go stick your head in the sand. Either way, I don’t give a hill of beans what you think, far from it.

  3. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

    i saw an old sealed twinkie package that was about one third moldy inside. i’ve insisted to many that, yes they do indeed spoil. my friend kept it on a windowsill in his apartment. he called it “shelf life.”

    1. avatar MLee says:

      I think it’s McDonald’s fries that last forever without refrigeration. Not that I’ll eat that garbage. I wouldn’t feed that sh– to my dogs.

  4. avatar Jeff says:

    The Maura link has nothing to do with guns.

  5. avatar Ralph says:

    “The predictive model created by (Andrew) Papachristos combines demographic data with what is called a ‘social contagion’ model” yada yada yada.

    Papachristos has also proven, with geometric logic, that if your parents didn’t have any children you won’t either.

    1. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

      Gang members shooting other gang members. As always. It’s not terribly uncommon for an academic with an analysis tool to apply that shiny tool to a politically hot topic to garner attention by re-stating the obvious in a new way.

      1. avatar styrgwillidar says:

        Yep, far and away the predominant ‘social connection’ correlating with being a gun violence victim, being in a gang and knowing who is in your competing gangs.

  6. avatar former water walker says:

    Anyone watch Bury Soetoro give his “goodbye” speech? Yeah me neither. This shite is never going away…neither are Lynch et all. Or c##t#s like Maura…not real impressed by Jeff today at the confirmation thing.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      “…not real impressed by Jeff today at the confirmation thing.”

      The hearing is pointless, anyway. The Dems don’t have the votes to scuttle the confirmation, barring a really bizzare thing to pop up before the vote.

      I am *loving* watching the Left have to suck on it since ‘Dingy’ Harry Reid thought he was pulling a fast one when he changed the Senate rules to confirm those judges a while back. When told it could backfire on them if they lost control of the Senate in the future, they were convinced that wouldn’t be happening for *years*.


      1. avatar BigDaveinVT says:

        Harry Reid is the fourth worst thing to happen in recent politics — right behind Barry, Shrillery and that crazy b!tch from Californiastan, Pelosi.

        Good riddance.

        Caught all of 5 seconds of BHO’s TTFN speech; the part where he called choosing Uncle Joe as his VP the best decision he made. Kind of said it all right there, didn’t he.

    2. avatar neiowa says:

      In a few days Barry won’t have Crazy Uncle Joe standing by as a threat to the nation. The ONLY smart thing Bumer did in office was picking Biden as VP, 8 years of unobtainium armor.

  7. avatar Pyratemime says:

    So with the DoJ appeal if it is granted can Sessions just spike it? Have some first year junior attorney show up after being told the night before they are trying the case just to force a loss? Maybe even have someone show up and say the previous position on this bu the DoJ is morally wrong amd legally dubious so we fold?

    1. avatar FedUp says:

      It takes a long time to gain cert in the Supreme Court.
      The question rolling around in my head was “Can Sessions spike the appeal in two weeks without giving SCOTUS the opportunity to allow or deny it?”

    2. avatar neiowa says:

      Sessions sends Obumer to the court. Barry is a “faux-lawyer” and how could they not let the twit in. A given that he would fall flat on his incompetent face.

  8. avatar No one of consequence says:

    …a ‘social contagion’ model in which it is assumed that individuals who are socially connected to persons who are X will themselves run a higher risk of being or becoming X

    (reworded slightly)

    In the quote, X = “gun violence.” However it also works for “criminals,” “HIV-positive,” and “high school graduates.” It’s a pretty general principle, really.

    And as a friend once said, hang around with criminals often enough, and eventually you will be a victim or a suspect. (I think he got it from Blue Bloods.)

    1. avatar No one of consequence says:

      Come to think of it, it works for “gun owners” too, at least in my experience. Yay!

      (Missed the edit window by that much…)

  9. avatar pwrserge says:

    Nothing on the fact that Illinois gun owners got fucked by our legislature today? We didn’t even get a vote on the suppressor bill that we fought through the house and out of Senate committee.

    1. avatar Curtis in IL says:

      Illinois citizens, in general, getting fooked by our legislature (Michael Madigan) is not news. It’s an everyday occurrence.

      Sadly, nothing good will come out of Springfield until Madigan dies.

      1. avatar Rimfire says:

        Neighbor to da north, WI. You are so right, and it sucks.It should be a separate zone around Chiraq and let the freemen have the God given rights!!

    2. avatar strych9 says:

      No offense, but people in Illinois getting fucked by their legislature isn’t exactly news.

      1. avatar Pwrserge says:

        It is when the Senate leadership renneged on an agreement to give this bill a vote.

      2. avatar Ladd Boid says:

        Which is why I’m now a legal Florida resident. I used to split my time between the States, but I made my choice surrendering my FOID and CCL. Unfortunately, for business I still have to travel back and stay from time to time in the old home state.

  10. avatar ATTAGReader says:

    Love that social contagion model. Ganstas hang out with and shoot other ganstas, or friends and neighbors of gangstas who happen to be caught in the crossfire or are buying dope from the gangstas. And then there is retribution 125 days later. Brilliant deductive logic, Mr. Holmes. How do you break the chain of contagion? From a public health perspective, you isolate the contagious until no longer contagious, or maybe dead but buried. Legally that means arresting the banger and holding him until he is no longer a criminal or dead. During the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa the public health system did not isolate the infected — the presence of the SJW doctors attracted the infected and motivated them to travel. The legal system in the US could not even confine the SJW nurse who broke quarantine when she returned to the US and dared anyone to do anything about it. Expect a public health model to clean up Chicago? Please. Talk about needing to drain the swamp!

    1. avatar Rimfire says:

      WOW, you seldom respond but when you do, ya nailed it!! Exactly the situation and your words are golden ATTAG reader; thank you!!

  11. avatar IYearn4nARnCali says:

    Something happened today, while combing through the propaganda channels around dinner time, I saw a snippet of OH! BAMA giving his, “Long live the King speech” and between the shouts of expletives and me throwing my collard greens, turkey, cornbread, and stuffin (clean out the freezer meal), I started laughing at how silly his dumb face looks, and that same manic laughter has been sparked by seeing Lying Lynchpun and Moarrrra’s faces.

    I think from now on I’m gonna just start laughing at Democrats whenever they speak, when they talk about guns, or our president, or Russia, or HAAHAHA a chance in 2020 to HAAHAHAHHAAHAHAH. Nevermind, hehehehehhehe, I can’t ahhaahah seem to stop.

  12. avatar JakeZ says:

    How about getiing our damn Saigas back. Isnt that the real low hanging fruit???

    1. avatar Dave says:

      I’ve got a Saiga 12 I’m willing to part with if you’re looking for one. 3 drums & 1 box mag.

  13. avatar Mister Fleas says:

    Cool story NBC: now do Muslims.

  14. avatar Mark-in-Indy says:

    It’s not a suppressor. I just screwed a hollow tube on the muzzle to hold the Twinkie. It’s a well supported and very close target.

    That probably wouldn’t hold up in court would it?

    1. avatar Big E says:

      You could always eat the evidence.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        How about a set of baffles made of ice? Great High School science experiment.

  15. avatar Wiregrass says:

    “Papachristos combines demographic data with what is called a ‘social contagion’ model in which it is assumed that individuals who are socially connected a victim of gun violence will themselves run a higher risk of becoming victims of gun violence. ”

    The axiom about “Stupid people in stupid places doing stupid things” is the underlying principle borne out here. This is not groundbreaking news.

  16. avatar Pete says:

    Months of waiting for the tax stamp to come in, I would have broken down long ago and eaten the delicious, yet fiendish dessert.

  17. avatar Jim Bullock says:

    The Justice Department last week filed for certiorari to the Supreme Court in an attempt to overturn a loss they suffered in September 2016 in the 3rd District Court of Appeals in a case that is now known as Lynch v. Binderup.

    . . . Gun group seeks more records from attorney general – “The gun rights group that has spent months fighting Attorney General Maura Healey’s enforcement actions around the state’s assault weapons ban …

    Wouldn’t it be special if the law enforcement arms of various govts spent their – meaning our – resources, I don’t know, enforcing the laws we have, vs. arguing endlessly, against their own citizens, for more scope to unilaterally do what they’ve decided to do.

    Really, isn’t the whole “substance” of the objections to Sessions – such substances as there is – that he uses the govt legal arm to implement policy as received, vs. to make policy by other means.

  18. avatar Dave says:

    Chicago’s a petri dish? More like a toilet bowl…

  19. avatar Chris T from KY says:

    During the campaign I could not understand why the libertarian press never connected Massachusetts AG, Maura Healy, to former mass Gov William Weld, and her using the assault weapons ban law that Weld signed into law back in 1990. It seems the libertarian press was covering for Weld. They never asked Weld his opinion on what Healy was doing to disarm the Mass citizenry, using his law from 1990.
    Also they seem to go really easy on Healy in general. You see endless stories on Trump who is not even in office yet. Perhaps it’s because Healy ran as an open homosexual and was elected. It does seem you can be a homosexual lawmaker or AG and break the law, and deny people their civil rights. Or write laws that take away the ability to use armed self-defense.
    The gay politicians who run California are doing a great job disarming San Francisco, Palm Springs and West Hollywood. Homosexuals have a civil right to guns just like everyone else. But the gays they vote for don’t support the second amendment. They have never supported individual freedom and liberty. But they do support great satisfying every day homosexual sex.

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