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Apparently the blog host updated its interface, so that my usual computers (a pair of older Macs) wouldn’t interface with it. I finally got a Windows laptop and can post from that. I’m just now starting to the learn the new OS and browser and hardware, so it may be slow for a bit.
It appears all the older posts have been moved to the archives, and can be found by clicking on that link.
Continue Reading Back in action

Here’s the Supreme Court docket, with links to each pdf filing. Theirs begin after “argument set,” dated Aug. 16. I count 36 of them, but may be a little off.

Their dominate in one thing: big name organizations. American Bar Association, ACLU, Amnesty International, League of Women Voters, etc., essentially the organizations of the elite. None of those listed should have much institutional interest in the 2A or gun control, so they wade in because it’s one of the elites against the rest of us.

Quick skims indicate very little discussion of history or real con law. Most briefs
Continue Reading NYSRA amicus briefs for the other side filed

For the second year, Second Amendment Foundation is hosting its Gun Rights Policy Conference online.

Their history dates back to when SAF organized Scholars’ Conferences in the late 1970s. I distinctly remember one in 1978, I think it was the second one, in St. Louis. At those conferences, I first met Steve Halbrook, Joyce Malcolm, Don Kates (who chaired them), David Caplan, and others. Egad, 43 years ago, about 2/3 of a human lifetime.
Continue Reading Online Gun Rights Policy Conference, Sept 25-16

On the Supreme Court docket here. The historical discussion begins on p. 21.

Right off the top, it discusses “surety to keep the peace” statutes as if they disarmed the defendant. All the ones I’ve seen just bound the defendant to keep the peace for six months or a year; whether he carried arms during that time was not affected. They applied only if someone, the plaintiff, proved that the defendant had threatened him or breached his peace.
Continue Reading New York files its brief in NYSRPA

Story here. I knew Foss when he was an NRA director and president, prior to his death in 2003. He earned the Medal of Honor … on Guadalcanal, where as one writer said, uncommon courage was a common virtue, and he stood out even there. Here’s an understated summary of his actions, and here’s a much more colorful one at Badass of the Week.
Continue Reading South Dakota Air Nat'l Guard honors Joe Foss

A ruling from the 6th Circuit.

Young woman is threatened by former boyfriend, a mental case who beats her and breaks her nose, stalks her, threatens suicide, puts a gun to her head and threatens to kill her. She gets a court order of protection. Turn out he’s the son of a police officer. An officer visits the former boyfriend and tells him to leave her alone. Another officer declines to arrest him for DV.

Former boyfriend violates the protective order, stalks her, calls her 86 times. Police get two arrest warrants and … send them to former boyfriend via
Continue Reading "You don't need a gun; the government will protect you."