From Duty to be Armed to Permission to Carry

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“If the central government has the authority to tell a state it must accept permits from all the other states, then it also has the authority to tell a state it may not accept a concealed permit from any other states. If the central government can do these things it can set up a national concealed carry permit scheme and in essence bring into existence a national arms registry. That is exactly where this is headed.” Attorney Richard D. Fry 1

Some are touting the federal Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (HR 38) as a bill which would expand our right to carry. But if you will walk with me for a few minutes, I’ll show you a better path to take.

Let us look at the applicable First Principles, to which I propose we return.

1. Gun control is not an enumerated power delegated…

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Occupational Licensing of Civilian Firearms Instructors?

Gun Culture 2.0

In my ongoing consideration of the rise of the civilian gun training industry, my last two posts considered the possibility of the professionalization – or at least the semi-professionalism – of firearms instructors as an occupational group.

As the path of professionalization seems unlikely, at least in the short run, other ways of regulating or organizing the industry can be explored. Here I consider occupational licensing.

According to labor economist Morris Kleiner, “Occupational licensing is defined as a process where entry into an occupation requires the permission of the government, and the state requires some demonstration of a minimum degree of competency” (p. 191).

Universally licensed occupations include dentists, lawyers, barbers, and cosmetologists. “To work in these occupations,” Kleiner notes, “all persons must have a license” (p. 194). [1]

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Over the same time that unionization has declined in the United States, occupational licensing has increased. In…

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Early Summer Trout Fishing, Foraging & Campfire Cookery

Nature Into Action

Met up with my friend Jared at the end of June to paddle on the Musconetcong River in New Jersey but low water levels changed our plans and so we decided to do some trout fishing, foraging and campfire cooking.

We lucked out with a Rainbow Trout, Milkweed Flowers, Monarda, Nodding Onion, Day Lilly, Wood Nettle, Elderberry Flowers, Bay Berry and a mix of wild fruits including raspberry, mulberry and strawberry.

It turned out to be a most delicious meal and a fun challenge to feed ourselves from the local landscape.

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Lawsuit Alleges Michigan Agency Told Grandfather He’d Have to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson…

Trigger Reset

It’s hard to recognize any semblance to America in areas infested with libtards.

First, the man is the child’s grandfather, so he has rights to the child whereas the state has NONE.

Second, its none of ANYONE’S business what firearms he has at home, and it’s certainly not the business of some sniveling government dweeb…

A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents.

Caseworkers from MDHHS and a county judge told William Johnson of Ontonagon, Mich., that he had to choose between his Second Amendment rights and fostering his grandson, according to a complaint filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The 54-year-old Johnson is a retired, disabled Marine with a Michigan Concealed Pistol License. He and his wife were asked by the state of Michigan to…

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CBS NewYork | CRIME: Crown Heights Residents On Edge As Search Continues For Sex Assault Suspect

“A Brooklyn community is on edge as police search for a suspect wanted for four attempted rapes in four hours.”

Source: Crown Heights Residents On Edge As Search Continues For Sex Assault Suspect

Not to be disparaging, but we used to say, “Want to catch a nigger, use nigger bait”. What is needed is to put a beat up looking strung out appearing white woman on the street, and they will soon set the hook, and collar the perp.