Tuesday, June 30, 2015

NY State Citizens Disobeying Cuomo's SAFE Act

"One has not only a legal but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws." From the Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. penned the words that are being taken to heart by New York State residents. Only 24 thousand of New York State’s 20 million residents have registered so-called assault weapons since Cuomo's SAFE act took effect in 2013. Less than 45 thousand rifles have been registered. Law enforcement estimates there are at least 1 million assault weapons in the state. The citizens are engaging in civil disobedience even though failure to register is a felony, punishable by up to four years in prison.

In a raw display of power politics, Cuomo rammed his blood-of-innocents drenched SAFE Act though the legislature mere weeks after the Sandy Hook tragedy. The act was an anti-gunner’s dream scheme: a ban on high-capacity magazines, universal background checks, stolen gun reporting, safe storage, mental health provisions, warrantless firearm seizures, ammunition sale checks, as well as the act's pivotal registration requirement. Tellingly, NONE of the provisions, even if followed exactly by the madman, would have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook.  

“Many people have been calling for a full repeal of the SAFE Act. It would appear the people have just bypassed the legislature and simply repealed it on their own,” said Tom King, of the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association. Communities and LEOs outside of New York City seem to be ignoring or openly challenging Hiz Honner’s draconian law. 

           While we cannot tell New York’s residents to resist this unjust law - that would be illeeeeeeegal - we can certainly tip our hat to the state’s residents who are adhering to Thomas Jefferson's perscription; "If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."

Wednesday, June 24, 2015


Some wickedly sharp wit from the Mistress of Snark herself, Tam: That cuts deep!

(And yes, the puns are intentional.)

Stay safe.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Quote of the Day — Gov. Nikki Haley [R-SC] (June 19, 2015)

As quoted in Newsbusters, after being pressed about whether it's time to "rethink" the Second Amendment in the wake of the Emanuel A.M.E. shooting in Charleston, South Carolina:
Any time there is a traumatic situation, people want something to blame. They always want something to go after. There is one person to blame here. A person filled with hate, a person that doesn't define South Carolina. And we are going to focus on that person.
Yes! Focus on the person using the firearm, not on the firearm itself!

I have nothing else to add.

Stay safe.

(Hat tip: Matt Vespa at Townhall.com)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

To all the Father's out there, including my Everyday Hero Dad,

Happy Father's Day!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


     Unsourced radio reports are saying the evil bastard reloaded his 45 caliber pistol five times. An armed citizen carrying concealed just might have made a difference in that desperate situation. Pastors have successfully defended their flock against homicidal maniacs. Every year millions of gun owners make a life-saving difference.

     Two hundred and fifty years ago Edmund Burke realized that in order for evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing. Concealed under my shirt is my resolution to do something in face of madness and evil. We urge everyone to stand with our brothers and sisters of Charlston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. - Stand in a considered, rational and effective way.

     Stand against the evil. Carry a firearm if you can, where you can, when you can. Stand as a free man or woman; not as a victim. Stand. 

     Otherwise, evil flourishes. 


Emanuel AME Church Murders

     Our hearts go out to the friends, family, congregation and community of the nine victims of this despicable crime. We can only condemn the evil that raised its head in that holy place.

     Condemn -- and fight.

Emanuel AME Church Charleston
(caintv.com & Flickr)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Free Ice Cream Machine on the Fritz

Sorry for the dead air, everyone. It's been an insane week and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

It's not that there's been no gun news, what with the State Department looking to update the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with new restrictions that could stifle free speech online (Sebastian has some excellent coverage here and here, with suggestions for submitting a comment here); or H.R.2710, which would gut the "sporting purpose" language from GCA'68 and NFA'34 and replace it with "lawful purpose" (which is, as Joe Biden puts it, a big friggin' deal); or the guy turning the Dallas, TX, police station into a shooting gallery (someone double-check the "automatic weapon" claim — we've all seen how the press can completely botch that distinction, right?); or a dozen other things. Heck, I even have a movie to review!

It's just life speaking in its Outdoor Voice™.

Thanks for your patience. We'll get the Free Ice Cream Machine back up and running as soon as possible.

Stay safe.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Gun Control Saves A Life

No, really, you read that right. Breitbart reports how how New Jersey's strict "gun control" laws have successfully (and documentedly) saved a life:
On April 21, Carol Bowne from Berlin Township, NJ, applied for a license to own a handgun, which she wanted to protect herself from a former boyfriend against whom she had a restraining order.

On June 3—while still waiting for the state to give her permission to own a gun—Bowne’s former boyfriend, Michael Eitel, allegedly stabbed her to death in her own driveway.
(See also: this article from the Courier-Post.)

There you have it! A man's life was protected as a direct result of New Jersey's strict "gun control" laws, up to and including discretionary "may issue" licensing to own — let alone carry — a handgun. It's common-sense, don't you know! For the Children!

What? You didn't seriously think New Jersey's "gun control" laws would save the innocent person's life, did you?

[UPDATE 6/8/2015 10:00 am PST:] Dave Workman (see hat tip below) has more on NJ's gun laws here and more on the mainstream media ignoring the story here. The image on the second article gives me an idea for a form of silent protest. [/UPDATE]

Stay safe.

(Hat tips: Ian Argent at Shall Not Be Questioned for the Breitbart link and Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman for the Courier-Post link.)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Happy 1st Blogiversary, NOMGL!

I made this here.
And yes, I just made "gunblog" a verb.
Deal with it.
Today marks the one-year blogiversary of Not One More Gun Law. Charlie Foxtrot published the first post, "Twenty Thousand Gun Laws Later", on June 4, 2014, one year ago today.

I believe congratulations are in order to Charlie, both for starting this blog and keeping it going for a full year. Here's to many more!

Stay safe.