Last month the SCOTUS declined to hear the Peruta v. San Diego case that we here in California have been patiently waiting to have it heard, adjudicated, and won. Afterall, we won that case once, only to see the unscrupulous Liberal gun grabbers do what they do best – lie, cheat and steal. They stole our victory by lieing about the facts and cheated by obtaining an illegal ‘en banc’ re-hearing the case that we won. It was illegal because it was requested by the State of California and they were not even a party in the suit. They were successful at getting our win overturned.
But lo, what happened today may be a saving grace for us. A similar case coming out of Washington, D.C. was won by the Second Amendment Foundation. This case is actually stronger than the Peruta becuase it directly goes after the concept of the law. It is called Wrenn v. District of Columbia.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, actually issued a Permanent Injunction against the enforcement of the law as it is in Washington, D.C. That makes the law moot that requires applicants for a CCW in the District, to provide a “Good Reason” why the King should grant them access to their God given right to carry a gun outside of their home. Their law is Unconstitutional, plain and simple.
Good Reason is essentially the same as our Good Cause requirement. Judge Griffith wrote in his ruling that “The good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on most D.C. residents’ right to carry a gun in the face of ordinary self-defense needs…”
Striking it down will affect us, in time. The problem now is that the District could decide to appeal it to the Supreme Court which will take time. They could also request an ‘en banc’ hearing, similar that unscrupulous Kamala Harris did to our victory. She was Attorney General for the State of California at the time. In any event, it will take a ruling by the SCOTUS to finally have an effect on us. That will be what makes California’s law Unconstitutional. It will take some time for the legal wrangling to take its course. But we’re getting there.
ref. Second Amendment Foundation
That is a statement that I hear all too often. I’ve also heard people say that they have not even learned how to load it, let alone shoot it. If it’s not that then it might be, “I have a gun, but I have shot it only a few times”, or something to that affect. That bothers me – a lot.
Without a doubt, if you are choosing to own a gun, it is not enough to have it, but you have to be trained how to use it and use it safely and effectively in an emergency. Otherwise, you might as well find a rock that you can keep with you and on your nightstand, because that is about how valuable your gun is if you don’t know how to use it. You might as well just throw it at your assailant. You have made the decision to bring a gun into your home and your life, now learn how to use it properly so it’s not just a fancy paperweight.
Now that does not mean that you need Continue reading
This past election day gave us a surprising but grateful relief to our fear that it might go the other way. I immediately thanked God and Praised Jesus for the divine help in saving our nation from further decay into the depths of Liberal corruption and moral decay that would have been able to destroy the nation that once was the greatest on earth.
Let’s face it. This is the only country in the world that was founded with recognition of Continue reading
Donald Trump just won a hard fought campaign for President of the United State, to our amazement and grateful relief. During that campaign, he assured us that our gun rights would be safe if he were elected. Of that we are confident. Surely more confident than if the Hildebeast had won. But what really can we expect to happen to our rights.
This past Friday, Trump posted on his website, an expansion of his position on concealed carry permits. He said, Continue reading
You Could Say He Was Qualified Only by Affirmative Action
By Matt Patterson
Years from now, historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and phenomenon, the result of a baffling breed of mass hysteria akin perhaps to the witch craze of the Middle Ages. How, they will wonder, did a man so devoid of professional accomplishment beguile so many into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, direct the world’s most powerful military, execute the world’s most consequential job?
Imagine a future historian examining Obama’s pre-presidential life: ushered into and through the Ivy League, despite unremarkable grades and test scores along the way; a cushy non-job as a “community organizer;” a brief career as a state legislator devoid of legislative achievement (and in fact nearly devoid of his attention, less often did he vote “present”); and finally an unaccomplished single term in the United States Senate, the entirety of which was devoted to Continue reading
Well, we did it. We moved Donald J. Trump into the end zone with a near landslide election. The election of Donald Trump as President is a repudiation of the Liberal Democrat agenda and an overwhelming repudiation of Obama Care which is one of the main planks in his platform. This election was a repudiation of Democrats and Liberals in general. People are just tired of stats that show 65 million people now on Food Stamps and 18 million of those are just since the Obama Presidency. We have had the worst economic recovery since the 1930s. Republicans won races all across the nation. With Obama we have not had a GDP increase above 3% for any year.
Donald Trump won an huge majority of the states excepting the Liberal northeast and the west coast. California with the millions of illegal aliens allowed to vote came in with an unrealistic vote count of 61% to 38%, largely because of the registration system that now allows you register online with no proof of citizenship or documentation of any kind.
And now it galls me that the Liberals are crying for elimination of Continue reading
Yesterday, Friday, October 7, 2016, the Democrats and the Liberal Media released a video showing Donald Trump riding a bus from “Access Hollywood”, during which he was making some sophomoric, crude statements about a women. It was not pretty and showed him to be less than respectful toward women. It does not make me proud of him, at least for that time and place eleven years ago.
Holly-er Than Thou
Liberal media outlets now are falling all over themselves with the news, trying to make this the attack that finally takes Trump out. Hillary and the media have been throwing everything they can at him, trying to take him out and hoping something will stick. They think they have it now. They know that they cannot compete with him in the arena of ideas so all they can do is attack him.
The truth of the matter is Continue reading
On this day of reflection, we are all drawn to memories of where we were fifteen years ago and just how we came to be aware of the incredible occurrences on the east coast. I remember that I was up north in Sacramento managing construction of a new restaurant, but unable to leave the coverage on TV to go out to the jobsite. Later, I remember telling my crew of the events as they had arrived for work early and missed the news.
Most of us assumed it was just an accident. I of course was no different and remember Continue reading
Over the years I have heard these from gun training instructors and others so I did not write them. But they are good and deserve recognition here. If you own a gun you will probably appreciate these. Of course, if you don’t own a gun, get one, learn how to use it responsibly, perhaps by going to Front Sight, then remember these rules.
In a gunfight, the most important rule is Continue reading
I had someone stop by here asking if the Second Amendment, and thereby the Constitution I assume, is outdated. The Constitution after all, was written back in the eighteenth century by a bunch of guys who aren’t around any more, back when they still used muskets and black powder pistols. How could this Constitution they put together apply today? It does not speak to today so how can it still be relevant?
Well, I suppose that is correct in one sense that the Constitution does not speak to today. For that matter it did not speak to the late eighteenth century either. It speaks to men, man if you will, acknowledging that we are imperfect, and that whenever power is given to one man, say a king, emperor or dictator, it corrupts. Power will turn the ambition of most men who achieve power to that of personal enrichment, just as we see what is happening in our government today, unfortunately. That is why so many of the Republican leadership do not want Trump to become President, even if it means electing Hillary. Trump represents someone who could upset their gravy train and ruin the good thing they have going for themselves. He could be their spoiler. But I digress.
The Constitution tries to limit the corruption of power by allowing us to chose the ones who will govern us, from the people – not a ruling class or family (So what about Hillary?, you say – again I digress – sorry). It further sets out to limit Continue reading
Someone stopped by looking for information on “Open Carry in Arizona”. I often get people curious about this from other States as well. So I am posting a list of States that currently allow “Open Carry”.
Currently most states do allow “Open Carry” in some form. Arizona does allow Open Carry without a permit. Some states require a permit to Open Carry, while others do not. Some States allow the open carry of Long Guns whereas many do not. And best of all, some States are what the call Continue reading