I have quite a lot of stuff today, so let’s get to it:
The medical profession would seem to persist in the notion that guns are a public health issue about which their profession should do something about. Maybe we need to start making lists of gun friendly doctors so we can avoid the insufferable busybodies. More here from the Daily Caller.
Hey, did you know we legalized short barreled rifles in a deep blue state? You still have to comply with the National Firearms Act, but this shows it’s not just red states we’re on the move in.
Glenn Reynolds has a new law review article out, “The Second Amendment as Ordinary Constitutional Law.”
The assault weapons rebellion. What if there were an assault weapons law, and no one complied? Gun owners in these states really shouldn’t avoid jury duty in these states. Get on there and acquit your fellow gun owners. If authorities won’t prosecute cases because they can’t get convictions from juries, it doesn’t really matter what the law says.
Clayton Cramer has to be risking carpel tunnels this past few weeks withÂ a review of “This Nonviolence Stuff’l Get You Killed,”Â Â a review of Stephen Halberook’s “Gun Control in the Third Reich,”Â and a dismantling of Justice Stevens flexible historyÂ when it comes to his views on the Second Amendment.
Also, another mass stabbing. Five dead. Maybe mass killers have figured the mass shooting has jumped the shark, and can’t garner the media frenzy it used to.
NRA has endorsed Mitch McConnell in the GOP primary. This will no doubt upset a lot of tea party folks, but NRA has a long standing policy of endorsing friendly incumbents over friendly challengers, and for good reason.
The New Jersey GOP is way behind when it comes to the gun issue. Several years ago I was speaking with a higher-up person in the New Jersey GOP who agreed that they had not done enough to cultivate this voting constituency, but nothing seems to change.
Looks like the politicians in Chicago are learning from big city pols in other preempted states, that you can shift blame for your failures by blaming the weak gun laws, which you obviously can’t do anything about. Previously, they blamed laws in the ‘burbs, or in other states.
Growing pains among New York’s pro-gun community. I wouldn’t classify it as growing pains. It’s a sign of life. In any state with a healthy gun rights movement there are many competing egos. It’s often not helpful at all, but it’s like the rain. Not much you can do about it.
A new SAFE compliant semi-auto rifle. I like this a lot more than the Fugly AR abomination. Looks like they probably put the recoil spring along the gas system, similar to the LR-300. This eliminates the need for a buffer tube.
Uncle Sam reviving the feudal practice of collecting debs from next of kin. The feds continue to piss away their legitimacy.
Instapundit on establishment criticism of Rand Paul: “If you criticize GOP candidates more harshly than youâ€™re criticizing Democrats, youâ€™re doing it wrong.”Â “Doing it Wrong” could be the GOP byline for this past decade.