Saturday, February 25, 2017

The People's Republic of Oregon

What the hell's wrong with those people? Ohhh, I see. It's freakin' Portland, the San Francisco wanna-be.

In a nutshell, independent videographer and conservative gadfly, Mike Strickland, attends a protest, is surrounded and threatened by thugs, pulls a firearm - which he is legally carrying - and winds up being cited for a "menacing" misdemeanor; however, through an act of legal prestidigitation, the misdemeanor charge suddenly balloons into multiple felony charges, and the guy is now potentially facing fifty years in prison. Click on the link; I've only touched the surface of the judicial tyranny at play here.

Elsewhere, the Fourth Circus Circuit Court decides to ignore the Heller ruling in striking down a challenge to Maryland's ban on "assault rifles" and high-capacity magazines, in the course of which the judges create some new definitions and benchmarks out of whole-cloth.

You know, six years ago I had no interest in so-called "assault rifles", but crap like this is why I now own...more than one.

Update: And let's not forget California. Gun owners there are stocking up in advance of the implementation of Prop 63, the state's mind-bogglingly stupid new law that requires background checks on ammo purchases. Per a press release from the good people at Widener's Reloading and Shooting Supply, "Californians are buying more ammo overall and in bigger, bulk quantities since the election".
In the two months since 2016’s General Election, traffic from California is up 50% Nationwide traffic to the site has remained relatively static for the same period.“There’s been a massive influx of California hunters and sport shooters who are stocking up in the wake of California’s new laws, no doubt about it.” Anne Taylor of Widener’s said. “There’s not just increased interest, it’s clear the gun owners who are buying are buying in bulk. We’ve seen our average order weight go up in the past couple months.”

1 comment:

rinardman said...

...and the guy is now potentially facing fifty years in prison.

And, he's probably thinking that if he's gonna get fifty years anyway, he might as well have opened fire and done the world a favor.

Or maybe that's just me.