Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Latest... As Expected

The WA mall shooting:

'Usual suspect' w/ a history.
Prohibited person
Gun Free Zone
Strictest UBC's in the country. Passed w/ $10m of gun control money.

So how did he get the 'hunting type rifle'?




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Monday, September 19, 2016

About what I figured


Pastor Jeremy Lucas will face no charges.

Looks like all one has to do in Oregon to xfer a weapon and not fear charges is just keep your mouth shut and refuse to answer any questions about it if asked.

yep

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Three G's: Guns, Gaming, & Grub

Friend came over and we got some handgun shooting in.  4thpwr Alpha got some education on the Beretta and 5th pwr practiced w/ his BBgun. 







Some speed shooting practice.  After several fails. 

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 Started the game and the grill with burgers and brats w/ various chips and deviled egg potato salad sides. .  This was 5thpower's first game session.  Much fun was had.





Gratuitous cat pictures.






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Lucas, I am your father


Wow, I still have permissions to post here!

Not sure how much of the old crowd is still around, but I've been rather busy the last couple of years. Still working, opened up a side business and just taking a break from the whole issue.

Having said that, I've been following the case of Jeremy Lucas, the Pastor who won an AR-15 in a raffle so he could destroy it, turning it into artwork. I'm sure the readers here are familiar with the case. He posted on facebook that he gave the rifle to a member of his church for safe-keeping until he could find an artist who could turn it into some non-gun thingy, in violation of Oregon's new "universal" background check law.

I've made a lot of calls and spoken to a lot of cops. I should have an update tomorrow.

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An 'Inigo Montoya' Moment or Just Honesty?

So a local gun grabber who runs a nearly defunct 'gun violence PAC' has posted a bunch of copy/paste 'opinion' pieces in the Chicago papers. I take a look at their FB page and find they're holding an awards ceremony for Father 'Snuffy' Phleger.  They go on about how 'interest has exploded' so a few dozen people are attending.  Mostly the usual suspects.  Then I did a double-take on the name of the award.  "No", I thought, "They can't be serious."

The 'Paper Tiger' award ceremony.  Yeah, it's really called that. And just for clarity:

I really don't know what else to say.


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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Background Checks in Action

The narrative:

Guy who makes lots of mistakes in his youth turns his life around and goes straight.  Family, honest employment helping people, the works.

But he makes several other mistakes.  Big ones.

He changed his name to make things easier to move on, get a good job, not get labelled.  Fair enough.  But under his new name he is still a prohibited person.... and he went and got a gun. 

How, you ask, can he do this with all of the licensing and background checks in place? 

Easy... The system screwed up.... again and again.

Background check #1: FOID card. Mandatory for any purchase/possession of a firearm or ammo in the state.   30+ days for the state to conduct a background check. Falsifying information on the application is a class 2 Felony.  (question 2)

Background check #2: Firearm purchase.  NICS w/ the form 4473. State mandated 72 hr waiting period for handguns.  Falsifying information on the form is a felony (question 11c) (assuming he purchased the weapon legally that is)

Background check #3: CCW. 90 days for background check w/ fingerprints, 120 days w/o fingerprints.  3-4 months for a simple court records search. 

Him merely having the gun was a felony under any circumstance.

So two or three extended time background checks and waiting periods all failed.

Why?

But lets do it again... only harder.


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Friday, September 16, 2016

Big Victories: Compare and Contrast.

From the Brady Campaign to Maintain Relevancy:
And Republican Congressman David Jolly of Florida officially co-sponsored a bill to expand Brady background checks. Once a lapdog doing the bidding of the corporate gun lobby, today Rep. Jolly is in our corner. Now THAT’S progress!
A Co-Sponsor on a bill HR1217 which hasn't moved in 6 months.  I'm sure his constituents will have something to say about it.

Then there's Missouri passing Constitutional Carry.
Senate Bill 656 will allow anyone legally allowed to possess a firearm to carry that firearm, while also maintaining the current permit system. In addition, the bill:

Expands Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground protections

Adds additional permit options to include extended and lifetime permits

Specifies that with the exception of credit card fees, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed carry permits

Allows members of the military extra time to renew their permits
They'll say anything to try and keep the lights on.


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