Category: RKBA

Czechs Are Looking to Add RKBA

Quoting from the Volokh Conspiracy, who is quoting from PragueMorning.cz:

The Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms will now contain a provision stating that “the right to defend one’s own life or the life of another person with a weapon is guaranteed under the conditions laid down by law.”

According to the submitters, the constitutional change will prevent this right from being restricted by ordinary law. It will also strengthen the position of the Czech Republic in discussing other EU regulations.

As the proud owner of a CZ rifle, I would be happy to see this happen. The people should be allowed to own the fine weapons they produce. Particularly for the same reason I purchased mine. To protect my family.

Links, Links, and More Links

First, I heard about this on the Assorted Calibers podcast. Essentially, a gun Prohibitionist group tricked John Lott and another gun rights activist to speak to a field of three thousand empty chairs. Let’s see, you lied about (and made a fake website for) a commencement for a fake university. Yet, I’m supposed to believe that you’re telling the truth about your gun death statistics?

Next the President signed an executive order to “promote competition.” Reason has a response of yeah, not so much. Much like the original infrastructure bill, there’s a bunch of stuff in there that has no bearing and/or hurts our ability to compete.

Cuba is seeing mass protests. This could get interesting. Assuming that the Cuban government doesn’t go all Tiammenen Square on them.

And now for some lighter fare. Looks like someone is trying to reboot the Silverhawks. Considering the trend to take old cartoons and worsen the animation, I’m not hopeful. And yeah, I didn’t watch the show that much when I was a kid. That being said, I fucking loved the intro theme:

Ninth Circuit Judge Declares California “Assault Weapons” Ban Unconstitutional

Reason article here.

One of the big quotes coming from the decision:

…the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment. Good for both home and battle, the AR-15 is the kind of versatile gun that lies at the intersection of the kinds of firearms protected under District of Columbia v. Heller

Judge Benitez issued a permanent injunction, but granted a temporary stay to allow the California AG to appeal (process underway). I understand the reasoning, but it would have been interesting to see if the gun companies could flood California with “now legal” rifles like they’ve done with magazines.

Friday Quote – Lew Rockwell

The danger to a free society is not the guns owned by the citizens but an unconstrained government, especially one that is better armed than the public. An armed society is a self-governing society, just as a disarmed people are vulnerable to arbitrary power of every kind.

Friday Quote – Joe Rogan

What is the number of veterans in this country? I mean, it’s gotta be more than a million. There are so many people in this country that really understand violence, and they’re not the ones calling for violence. They’re not the “punch a Nazi” people. The people that really understand violence, that have seen violence, that have committed violence for their country, those are the motherfuckers that you break glass in case of war. You need them and people don’t understand that. These people running around, calling for violence, calling for revolution; you are going to open a door that you can never close. And when those soldiers come pouring our of that door to defend what they think is an attack on their freedoms and their country, you’re fucked.

NRA Bankruptcy Dismissed

The NRA’s bankruptcy has been dismissed in the worst possible way. John Richardson has been doing his normal yeoman work on following the shenanigans.

Here’s his post on the dismissal of the bankruptcy.

Here’s the post with the NRA’s response.

The NRA done fucked up with this bankruptcy. The whole thing has exposed even more how WLP and coterie view the NRA – their personal piggy bank. This craven attempt to hide from the NY AG failed, and now she’s going to be able to take the scalps she wants.

Wayne needs to go. Now. Today. This very hour. The board needs to be reformed into so it can get the organization back to helping its members. And yet, I very much doubt that’s going to happen.

The Supremes Take Up A Gun Case

The big news last week was the Supreme Court granting cert on the case of NYS Rifle & Pistol Association v. Corlett. The Volokh Conspiracy had the most interesting take. Quote:

  • As soon as I saw the grant, I started to scratch my head. Why did the Court rewrite the QP? Here is how Paul Clement framed the issue for the petitioners:*

Whether the Second Amendment allows the government to prohibit ordinary law-abiding citizens from carrying handguns outside the home for self-defense.

There are at least five major differences between Clement’s QP and the Court’s QP.

Listening to the Advisory Opinions podcast, David French asserted that some of the court are looking to establish a floor on the right to bear – which will be lower than what most in the RKBA arena want. As in, may-issue will probably be struck down, but the door will be left open to the states to determine the conditions upon which they shall issue the license.

Then it will be up to the lower courts to determine what’s an unreasonable burden. And won’t that be fun?

Clearing the Browser Tabs

This week’s kind of a big one at the Ward household as we’re closing on the new Ward Estate of Northern Rural Suburbia. Yeah, I’ll explain that later. Today, it’s links.

From Military.com comes an older article on Sig delivering its final prototypes for the new Army SAW. Including chambering in a new 6.8mm cartridge. The article expects new individual rifles in that chamber next year.

In the “Yes, Please” category, Variety reports that the Justified crew are looking to bring Raylan back in a new series. Still need to get The Wife through that series.

The title of this NY Post story kicked over my giggle box. Cancel culture is out of control – and Gen X is our only hope. Considering how overlooked the Gen Xers, I find this highly amusing.

I’ve got two articles from The Wirecutter. The first is how to clean your ear buds.. The second one is on why many of The Wirecutter’s picks are on the expensive side. These are good principles when looking at any purchase.

I’ve got an article from the Mises Institute on why everyone is so more freaked out about the riot at the Capitol. I refuse to call that an insurrection any more than I’d call a violent BLM an insurrection. It was a violent political protest, not an attempt to take over the government.

Finally, The Firearms Blog has a look at the 1986 Miami Shootout. This is one of those seminal gunfights that people who are serious about using guns in self-defense should study. How to stay in the fight when you’re hurt, nothing seems to be working, and everything around you is going to hell.