President Obama says he wants us to look toward the future. We’ll, we’ve been one step ahead of him. Thanks for all who have commented. I may have more comments as we ponder what we can accomplish in a FOPA II. Personally, I’d like a complete overhaul of GCA 68 and to get suppressors removed from the National Firearms Act. Call it the “Gun Control Modernization Act” so when the media reports it the other side’s barely engaged followers can’t be sure whether it’s good or bad. But enough about that, my tabs are filling and browser crawling:
Dave Kopel offers some legal analysis of Obama’s executive orders. Very thorough. Given how much interaction is on the Volokh Conspiracy gun posts, it’s a very good thing for us they got picked up by WaPo.
From on Volokh from Eugene Kontorovich: Obama’s gun seller policy seeks to chill rather than regulate. That was my belief too. The guidance document is a threat to prosecute, maybe.
Stephen Kruiser: “NRA Wisely Refuses Obama’s Invite to Gun Control Publicity Circus.” NRA is very good at managing their brand, and if they had gone, it would have cheapened it.
Glenn Reynolds: #ThanksObama, linking to a story about new membership queries crashing NRA’s switchboard.
Eric Raymond: Why I joined the NRA.
Charles C.W. Cooke: “But, that caveat aside, I see no real problem with either [Obama’s]Â breakdown or with the empathy that it has invited. Insofar as his tears are a taken as an expression of genuine grief â€” rather than used to bully the dissenters into acquiescence â€” thereâ€™s nothing wrong with them at all.” Also, “Nobody should hope for violence in Oregon.”
Cooke also gets one out in the New York Times, talking about the delusion of Smart Guns. I’m shocked they ran that.
The Huguenots and the Second Amendment. Both Bitter and I are descended from Huguenots.
They must believe a lie told often enough will be regarded as true: The 90% of guns traced from Mexico come from the US meme is running around again.
Gun control groups are getting out the endorsements for Hillary early. Coincidentally, Sanders is surging again.