There is no greater irony in the world than a dude with a III patch and a Blue Sky Garand bitching about FOPA at a shooting match.
If that happened in an educational film, there’d be a little “Tinkerbell” noise and his rifle would disappear out of his hands in a *poof!* of bad special effects, as the narrator’s voice-over intoned “What did FOPA do? Well, I’ll tell you, little Johnny!“
[I know many people who have a ban on allowing Tam to be a quote of the day because her snark is so damn sharp no one else even gets a chance... Thing is she's had some serious golden nuggets lately and many are worthy of remembrance. I do get very annoyed when people get all angry without looking at the entirety of the situation at the time and what was going on. Another good example of this is the 94 AWB. -B]
I guess if we kick out all U.S. military and militia, people will really feel safe. If we rip the seat-belts from our vehicles, throw away all first aid kits, close down the hospitals, get rid of the fire extinguishers, then by never seeing those things we’ll never again have to be reminded that bad things happen, except when they do.
Or we could all jump off a cliff into the ocean. Either way we’d need to be hypnotized the same.
[Now it should be noted that this was in reference to an email about this incident. The TL;DR version is as follows. Parents go into PSH over a police officer dropping his child off in uniform, thus armed.
Ry, rightly pointed out, "What's good for the goose is good for the gander." Though I must say that the stupid is going to evolve into an epic Darwinian moment. Sadly there will be collateral damage involving children outside the gene pool of the idiot suffering from Peterson Syndrome.
With regards to the idiots and their PSH, I think this line/scene from Hunt for Red October puts it best. -B
I wasn’t too happy about how they ruled regarding carrying inside the Post Office, but with regards to the parking lot… AWESOME!
By contrast, prohibiting Mr. Bonidy from securely storing his firearm in his vehicle sweeps too far; the parking lot is not similarly sensitive, and the public safety concerns associated with open carry in the building are not similarly implicated. Therefore, as applied to Mr. Bonidy and his request to use the parking lot with his gun securely stored in his car,the USPS Regulation is not substantially related to the government’s public safety interest. It is an unconstitutional burden on Mr. Bonidy’s freedom under the Second Amendment.
In sum, openly carrying a firearm outside the home is a liberty protected by the Second Amendment. The Avon Post Office Building is a sensitive place and the ban imposed by the USPS Regulation is a presumptively valid restriction of that liberty. The Plaintiff has failed to present evidence to rebut that presumption. The parking lot adjacent to the building is not a sensitive place and the Defendants have failed to show that an absolute ban on firearms is substantially related to their important public safety objective. The public interest in safety and Mr. Bonidy’s liberty can be accommodated by modifying the Regulation to permit Mr. Bonidy to “have ready access to essential postal services” provided by the Avon Post Office while also exercising his right to self-defense.
It’s a win and a loss. The loss as read doesn’t surprise me and it is one of those things that serves as a solid reminder that you’re playing a game of chess. Make sure you have a good solid case for anything you bring before the bar. Miscalculations, especially when you troll for a criminal case against you, can be damaging to future cases and used as precedent.
This guy had a plan and he shot for the moon but he made it to Orbit and didn’t really get burned against us at all. They merely stated he hadn’t proven his case. As I said in the title, I’ll take it.
I am at a loss for words and frankly, I’m needing to sit down with the brain trust and see what, if anything can be done. There’s three options to instill political change, the soap box, ballot box, and cartridge box. It appears the first two aren’t working in protecting freedom and liberty and our would be masters want to disarm us because they know what’s coming.
If you’re the preying type, I highly suggest you start because I’m afraid, quite soon, shit’s going to go hot in this cold war. There’s only so much abuse that can be taken, especially when the person doing the abuse is protected from all repercussions and consequences.
Since this is my first post, I suppose an introduction is in order. Being raised in northern Nevada, I’ve always enjoyed shooting sports, but I never got into hunting as a child since you have a better chance of hitting the lotto in Nevada than you do drawing a deer tag. I married my lovely wife in 2005, and after graduating from college, we moved to eastern Washington. Since moving here, I’ve become involved in Project Appleseed and am almost a red hat instructor. Now onto something more interesting…
Before I have any rants or political posts, I want to start with something fun so I’m going to do my best to give you an unbiased (as unbiased as possible) experience with the 300 Blackout. This caliber has been around for a little while now and is continuing to gain popularity. I just finished my build a month ago and had the opportunity to get some trigger time with it at the last Appleseed event I was at. A few things stand out so far.
Ammo availability sucks. Ok, I know it’s hard finding any ammo right now, but 300 BLK is ridiculous. Short of spending $1.50/round on GunBroker, it just isn’t going to happen. You can reload, but good luck finding any lightweight ballistic tip. The same thing goes with powder, not much out there for it. Because of this, I’ve been using some Speer 130gn hollow points. This may have biased my experience with the next point.
300 BLK can be very particular about magazines. It’s pretty well-known that 300 BLK and Magpul don’t get along, but even with USGI mags, it’s tricky getting the bullet depth right so that it feeds through the magazines properly. I expect that once I can get some of the more popular bullets, I’ll have a little more success with feeding. I’ll keep everyone updated as I experiment with different bullets. Some longer 150gn are next on the list.
Now for the good. It feels fantastic! It’s like the difference between a 9mm and .45. The feel is more of a thump than a crack. It also seems quieter than the .223 round. When I went down range to look at my targets, the difference in diameter between the .223 and the 300 BLK is impressive. It also seems like it’s a bit cleaner than .223, but this isn’t scientific, just my impression. Long story short, even with the ammo availability and magazine feeding issues, I love it so far. I know some of the issues will be worked out over time as I develop good load for my setup. I have a bunch more thoughts on it, but we can dig deeper in another post.