There’s Going to be Another Women’s March. This Time Against the NRA!

In case you are just itching to protest the NRA with a bunch of women wearing pussy hats, here is your chance!

From the Women’s March Facebook page:

What this will accomplish? Who knows! The NRA doesn’t write policy. And they aren’t going to shut their doors and turn their back on the Constitution because your pussy hat wants them to. So have fun! I hope it’s really, really hot that day! Should smell great.

Court Rules Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law is Unconstitutional

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The so-called “stand your ground” law, as Fox reports, “required prosecutors to disprove a defendant’s self-defense case at pretrial hearings.” If the prosecutor could not prove that the incident was not self defense, than the case didn’t proceed in a criminal court.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch, on Monday, upended that rule. His decision states that lawmakers who crafted the law exceeded their authority. “As a matter of constitutional separation of powers, that procedure cannot be legislatively modified,” Hirsch wrote.

The Florida Supreme Court will ultimately decide the issue. They’d previously weighed in, altering the provision to make the burden of proof the responsibility of the defendant and not the prosecution. Many felt like this was a reversal of the age-old “innocent until proven guilty” philosophy, yet it still allowed for active self-defense.

The current Florida ruling could be tested by the state’s Supreme Court, and potentially by the Supreme Court itself. This one decision may have a significant impact on the rights of Americans who feel they have the right to respond with any means necessary to end threats on their lives.

Full article: Court Rules Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law is Unconstitutional | Tribunist

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Federal judge blocks California law that bans magazines holding more than 10 bullets

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A federal judge is blocking a California law set to go into effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.

San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said in ruling Thursday that the law banning possession of magazines containing more than 10 bullets would have made criminals of thousands of otherwise law-abiding citizens who now own the magazines.

He issued a preliminary injunction backing the legal challenge by the National Rifle Association-affiliated California Rifle & Pistol Association.

Full article: Federal judge blocks California law that bans magazines holding more than 10 bullets | abc30.com

Did I fall asleep and wake up in an alternate universe? Die and go to heaven? Die and return to America?!

Well, crap! This is fantastic! Good news for the Cali patriots! It was useless as a law anyway. No one was going to enforce it, no one was complying, and there was no way to prove anyone complied.

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What is the Point, California?

Beginning July 1, any gun owner who owns magazines that can hold over 10 rounds is supposed to give them up. They either have to destroy them, give them to police, give them to gun shops, or sell them out of state. So far, no one has seemed to comply and sheriffs are saying they aren’t planning on seeking out gun owners and checking their magazines.

Full article: Millions of Gun Owners May Become Criminals On July 1…

OK. Then what the hell is the point? No one is actually complying and no one intends to check to see if the magazines people have comply with the law. Then why bother?

How do you know if people destroyed the magazines or sold them out of state anyway? If they were checking with people, couldn’t they just say they beat the magazines to death and threw them away? Maybe they lost them in a horrible boating accident? How can you prove they did or did not?

This piece of legislation is beyond useless. What a waste of tax payer dollars. And then people wonder why the taxes in California are so high and why they are always broke. This is why.

NYT: Who Wants to Live in a Society Where Everyone Is Armed for Self-Defense?

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The newspaper admitted that “all people in that situation, unarmed and under fire, would want long to be able to protect themselves and their friends,” but quickly hedged in the admission by positing:

Yet consider the society Americans would have to live in–the choices they would have to make–to enable that kind of defense. Every member of Congress, and every other American of whatever age, would have to go to baseball practice, or to school, or to work, or to the post office, or to the health clinic–or to any other place mass shootings now take place–with a gun on their hip.

Full article: NYT: Who Wants to Live in a Society Where Everyone Is Armed for Self-Defense?

Imagine the drop in mass shootings, gang violence, etc. that would take place if the armed assailant knew ahead of time that 95% of the people he comes across are going to be able to shoot back!

This is why I hate articles about guns and self defense with guns by people who don’t own guns, shoot guns, or know anything at all about guns.

For a large portion of the USA, the above unimaginable bother that they are using to make self defense with a gun unfeasible is what we do. That’s our life. I am usually armed. Unless I know I am going in to a government building, I am armed. If you ever happen to meet me, you can bet money that there’s a gun on me somewhere. And I’m not alone, not by a long shot.

Any time I meet someone, I assume they are armed. 99% of my friends are armed.

The media wants to make it seem like this is a hardship that not many people are willing to do. But we do. There’s a lot of us, and it is public record, and we’re exercising our rights all the time.

For those who do carry, you know. At some point, and you don’t even realize it, you forget the gun is even there. When trouble seems to be coming, you remember it really fast, but most of the time we don’t think about it. It’s there, we put it there, but we can’t feel it and it isn’t getting in the way.

I carry a revolver and sometimes a compact 1911 (not usually at the same time). Sometimes the 1911 jabs me in the ribs because it likes to remind me it is there. But both firearms are in good holsters (leather for the revolver, plastic for the 1911) and don’t move, shift, or slap around while I walk. They push into my skin and stay there until I say otherwise.

So to me, no, carrying a gun through my daily activities is not a bother. In fact, I feel better being out alone running errands. I have never pulled my gun in anger and hope to never have to. But if the time should come, I can’t really run away anymore. My mother – who also carries – is on a cane and sometimes a walker. She can’t run away anymore either. I feel better going out alone, and I feel better about my mom going out alone, knowing we’re both armed and know how to use our guns. And yeah, sometimes I forget it’s there.

You know what is a bother? Having to think about my mother burying her only child because a guy stabbed me death for my purse. I lost a friend like that years ago, he was shot in the neck for the $3 he had in his pocket and then died slowly in the street because none of the a-holes walking by could be bothered to call 911. That was a real bother. I lost a really dear friend, who you can tell I am not yet over, and his parents lost their only child weeks before he graduated college. You know what else would be a real bother? The emotional and physical turmoil I’d go through post rape. That would be a lifetime full of bother!

So no, carrying my gun really isn’t that much of a bother.

LGBTQ Community Takes Up Arms One Year After Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Chad Hendrix, the founder of the Fort Myers Pink Pistols chapter, practices his aim. Quincy J. Walters / WGCU News

Hendrix said law enforcement and paramedics are invaluable. But, he said self-reliance is paramount to survival.

“You’re the first responder, because you’re there. The police and the ambulance, they’re second responders,” he said. “They clean up everything and deal with the aftermath.”

But Lieutenant Jay Rodriguez with the Fort Myers Police Department disagrees.

“A concealed weapons permit is for protection. It does not make you a first responder,” Rodriguez said. “If there’s a safe option, you get out of there. Your job is to get out of harm’s way. And if there only way out of harm’s way is to use that weapon you have a license for, so be it.”

Hendrix said when evil decides to act like it did last year at Pulse, it’s just there to do its deed. And he started the Fort Myers chapter of the Pink Pistols to arm people with confidence to stand up to evil and say “it ends here”.

Full article: LGBTQ Community Takes Up Arms One Year After Pulse Nightclub Shooting | WGCU News

I’m glad to see this. My word, shoot back. Learn to shoot. Learn to protect yourself. Calling the cops is an absolute must. But if they can’t get there in time and you can’t get away and are unsafe, shoot back!

Right after Pulse happened, a transgendered woman named Erin started a group called Operation Blazing Sword, which collected the information of people willing to teach LGBT folks how to shoot. It didn’t require that you be a certified instructor, just someone who was willing to take the time to familiarize people who hadn’t shot before with guns and give them a hand. I signed up right away. It is still going on, and the map is loaded down. But if you are willing, please click that link and get yourself added to the list. You just might get a new shooting buddy out of it. You also may be getting people on our side of the gun fight. And you might save a life.

What in the World is an Assault Pistol?!

Oh, my word.

Someone sent me this image:

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Now, of course I laughed. But this is one of those “too juicy to be true” pieces that makes it into my inbox more times than I can count. So I wanted to verify that this was, in fact, a real headline.

Someone pass me the Excedrin, huh?

Not only was it a real headline, but check this out:

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Screen capture from Yahoo! search as of 10:34 PM on 6/15/17

One guy says it and they all gotta say it! Trust me, this went all the way down the page, but I stopped here because you get the point.

So someone… what in the world is an assault pistol?! This is a new term to me!