25 January, 2013

Friday Fun Track

You and I must fight for our rights.  

24 January, 2013

Reply from Blaine Luetkemeyer Congressman for the 9th District of MO

Like many of my fellow Americans, I wrote my congressman and reminded him that I owned an AR pattern rifle and associated items for that rifle.  A rifle that many call an "assault weapon" but in reality is simply a semi automatic rifle.  While the letter is quite lengthy and would require me typing out a page worth, I'll share a couple key passages.

"These types of shootings have become too frequent (referencing Newtown CT.)  We must determine what it is about our culture and the policies we have put in place that allow or cause these tragedies to occur. I believe we must come to a solution that reduces violence in our society without infringing on the second amendment rights of law-abiding Americans." emphasis mine 

The next paragraph though is the one that give me hope.

"Please know that I oppose such efforts to curtail our Second Amendment rights.  Throughout my career, I have championed our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I  believe, and the Supreme Court has affirmed, that law-abiding citizens have the right to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes such as self-defense, hunting, and recreation.  As a member of the National Rifle Association and a supporter of responsible gun ownership, I believe that Federal laws regarding firearms should be in place to protect the rights of private citizens, not restrict them.  Rest assured that I will continue to stand up for our Constitutional rights."

Remember that reminding our  elected representatives of who we are and what we represent to them is a good way to remind to do the right thing. 

Fun Track - special edition

While I won't be visiting our neighbors to the north, I'll be in northern lower MI and it will be white.  I hope your weekend is a good one. 

23 January, 2013

Rolla Missouri Police Chief understands

Chief Mark Kearse polled his officers, a 60 member force and the majority of them state the laws as they stand now. 2 of his officers stated laws should be loosened and only 1 stated laws should be made stricter. 

The FB post can be found here

His final line in the note;

"I want the good citizens to have them if they chose to." Chief Kearse

Thank you Chief Kearse for understanding that peaceably armed citizens are not the bad guys.  

21 January, 2013

Depends on what your definition of average is

So Chuck the Schmuck has claimed that the NRA is a "Fringe Group" and doesn't represent the average American Gun Owner. 

So in looking up the word "average" I found the following;

Constituting the result obtained by adding together several quantities and then dividing this total by the number of quantities.

I guess if you only represent the James Yeagers, Alex Jones' and their nut huggers, then yeah, 'average' isn't.

But when the NRA adds 250,000 new members, really how many of those folks are what Chuck the Schmuck considers average?  

11 January, 2013

Friday Fun Track - Scary Dreams

Since Nick and Bob were asking, I'd thought I'd oblige.  I dearly hope the pro 2nd Amendment crowd is giving DiFi a nightmare.

09 January, 2013

IL. AG Madigan files for en banc

A three judge panel ruled earlier that Illinois must provide some form of legislation that allows for the carrying of firearms. Now AG Madigan has filed an appeal for the full seventh circuit to review these cases.  From her press release.

Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced she has filed a petition for rehearing before the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in lawsuits challenging the Illinois laws that prevent the carrying of ready-to-use firearms in public.
The Attorney General’s petition for a rehearing “en banc” is a request for all of the judges on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to review the case after a December decision by a three-judge panel of the court held that the state laws barring carrying ready-to-use firearms in public are unconstitutional.

With the White House, and the Illinois legislature's recent try at gun grabbing after Newtown, AG Madigan must feel she has the momentum to win this.   

08 January, 2013

Gun Appreciation Day

Jan 19 of this year is gun appreciation day.   A broad coalition of PACs & gun rights organizations are aiming to show a united front for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

A petition is available to sign to show support for the endeavor.