Gunsplainin’: There’s hyperbolic rhetoric, and then there’s dumbfuckery.

If one is going to pontificate upon law and national policy, one should have a vague idea of what the fuck he’s talking about.

Kittery Trading Post should engage with community about guns
Although not a hunter, I have no problem with firearms, as I grew up with them, use them, respect them and those who responsibly hunt or target practice with them. But after the recent mass shootings at schools, theaters and events involving assault-type weapons and large capacity magazines, I’m troubled as to why the Kittery Trading Post has not responded to petitions, individual appeals and now legislators’ requests for them to cease selling these types of weapons.

One should engage the community with facts, not lies. I suspect KTP is tired of “responding” to outright lies. At some point, an honest person concerned about so-called “gun violence” would look at facts. That — well into the 21st century, nine decades after the introduction of federal gun control laws — Bill Hamilton still spouts falsehoods, suggests he isn’t interested in truth.

Today in the USA, it’s illegal for a private citizen to own a suppressor (silencer), a sawed-off shotgun, a hand grenade, a fully automatic weapon (machine gun), a bazooka, etc. which are classified as “destructive devices”, a form of Title II weapons under the National Firearms Act.

Nope. Not in most of the country, certainly not in New Hampshire. And not all NFA items are “destructive devices,” although all “destructive devices” are NFA items.

citizens who have an overriding constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

That’s from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

The thrill of target shooting an assault weapon is no justification for allowing these weapons of mass destruction.

I’m fairly sure the Kittery Trading Post has never sold weapons of mass destruction, which are defined in 18 U.S. Code § 2332a – Use of weapons of mass destruction. Rifles, pistols, revolvers, and shotguns are not WMD.

Oh, and Bill? There’s no such thing as an “assault weapon” in New Hampshire.

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“Oops” (not really)

Gee, no one saw that coming. Except, like, everyone but the Feds.

Loretta Lynch Admits That Federal Authorities Have Lost The Orlando Shooter’s Wife
As US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said today, federal authorities are going back and looking at all of the contact with Omar Mateen, as well as those around him in order find out if there is anything that was missed.

However there is one rather large problem with one key person in the investigation, it appears that Noor Salman is missing and may not even be in the state of Florida anymore. In an interview the Sun Sentinel conducted with Seddique Mateen, the shooter’s father, Seddique said that Salman was “not around here.”

Lynch said the following in response to an inaudible question: “right now I do not know exactly the answer to that, I believe she was going to travel but I do not know exactly her location now”

Consider that: A suspect in a terrorism investigation, whom they knew to be planning a trip, and they didn’t track her. I wonder if they even added her to to no-fly list, or if she’s already left the country.

No doubt she’s traveling with that mysterious $9,000 of jewelry. Which she’s keeping solely for the sentimental value, a reminder of her beloved jihadi husband, and not the whole portable wealth thing. You know, when you fly out of the country, they ask about how cash you’re taking, but not jewelry.

Speaking of misperceptions

See, us stupid RKBA types simply misunderstood the nice gun grabbers.

A common misperception about gun control
The hardliners seem to believe that opposing the unrestricted manufacturing and sale of guns is suspect if one wishes to be considered a true-blue American.

And with that one statement, we see that Mr. Cotto is completely ignorant of the very subject on which he would lecture us. Unrestricted? Seriously?

Let’s look at what it takes to manufacture and sell guns.

  • Get a federal license. Type 03 if you are just a dealer, but a more expensive type 07 to manufacture. Yet another license to manufacture “destructive devices.”
  • Get your state or local business license. Depending on state, you may also require a separate firearms dealer/manufacturer license. Expect to be required to install specified security and surveillance systems.
  • Build your firearm. Give it a serial number (permanently marked in ways strictly regulated, right down to font size and depth of the stamping/engraving).
  • There are safety requirements for modern-manufacture weapons. Expect to build in a firing pin/striker disconnect or block.
  • If there’s any doubt whether it might be a destructive device or Any Other Weapon, send a sample to the ATF Technical Branch for evaluation.
  • If the ATF determines it could be a machine gun, you can’t sell it to civilians at all. If it’s an AOW, purchasers will need a special tax stamp to get it.
  • States like California and Massachusetts have their own set of rules, so you need to send them sample guns for testing before you can market there. Better check all fifty states’ rules. You’ll probably have to test fire each gun and include a fired case in the box with the gun.
  • Truthfully, you won’t want to market anything in California, because new guns have to incorporate nonexistent “microstamping” technology.
  • That serial number? Permanently log it in records subject to ATF inspection. That log will include when you ship the firearm out to a dealer or middleman.
  • The recipient also has to maintain those records. Forever. If they go out of business, the records must be shipped to the ATF.
  • To sell to an individual:
    • Make him fill out a multipage questionnaire. The ATF wants to know his race.
    • Check his government-issued photo ID. If he doesn’t have one, no sale.
    • Run a background check on your customer; you are required to consider him a felon (or several other classes of “prohibited person”) until proven otherwise.
    • Once the background comes back clean, you can sell him the firearm (unless it’s a pre-’86 machine gun or AOW for which he has not yet obtained his tax stamp).
    • But… depending on the state, you can’t actually give it to him for several days. Mandated waiting periods, you know.
    • You might also be required to provide trigger locks and mental health information.
    • Oh, yes. You are required to be a mind reader, to ensure you can detect an unlawful “straw purchase.” Not all criminals will be as obliging as former astronaut Mark Kelly who publicly announced that he was making a straw purchase.
  • Now that you’ve sold that gun, don’t forget to update your bound book for the ATF’s inspection.
  • Brace yourself for ATF compliance inspections. Obama has issued an executive memorandum requiring the ATF to conduct even more of them.

Perhaps Mr. Cotto thinks the firearms industry is “unrestricted” because he heard Hillary Clinton say that firearms manufacturers are immune against lawsuits. He should have noted the “politician/mouth-moving” indicator.

The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act only provides limited immunity. They are liable for defective products, just like any other industry. They are liable for laws broken by themselves.

But they are not liable if they followed all the rules (far more than just those I mentioned already), built a product that operates correctly as advertised, and Some Asshole murders his mother to steal her guns that she purchased lawfully (see above procedures) to kill more people. (Background: The PLCA was passed after the family of a gangbanger murder victim successfully sued five firearms manufacturers for building the gun with which their punk was shot, despite the fact that the make and model were unknown since the firearm was never found.)

Once Mr. Cotto demonstrates more knowledge about firearms, industry, and the Second Amendment, I might be a little more inclined to consider his whining about my alleged misperceptions.

“Legitimate fears”

Last week, but worth mentioning in case you missed it.

Indiana University Students Mistake Priest for KKK Member
On Monday, students at Indiana University Bloomington mistook a priest for a Ku Klux Klan member, taking to social media to express their fear of the alleged Klansman, who they claimed was carrying a whip, and dressed in “white robes.”

“So what happened tonight goes like this: a person saw white robes and what looked to them like a weapon, got scared (rightfully so), warned people, warned staff, which in turn caused me to warn my residents because I need to look out for my residents, which in turn made it spread.”

Although Gill clarified that there was no threat on campus, he made sure to remind students that their fears were legitimate…
(emphasis added-cb)

dominican-friarIt was Fr. Jude McPeak, a Dominican Friar and an Associate Pastor/Campus Minister at IU’s St. Paul Catholic Center. Yeah, he works on campus.

For the record — and to inform any bloody fucking morons who may stumble through — this is what Kluxers look like.

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A print paper added that counsellors were made available for the traumatized twits, but I haven’t seen that mentioned online.

My “legitimate fear” is that these panty-pissing pinheads vote. And will be working in industry… and probably government, post-graduation