Pro-Second Amendment Measures Take Effect Today in Indiana

Indiana residents will start enjoying expanded gun rights beginning July 1, as the new amendments to the concealed carry laws take place. Republican representatives Jim Lucas and Ben Smaltz sponsored House Bill 1284 during the last legislative session, which Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill in April.

The new legislation will allow residents of Indiana to carry firearms in a church compound even if it is located within a school ground. The only exemption is if the owner of the compound has a different firearm policy. Religious leaders will no longer be tied to the state’s restrictions in deciding whether people can carry in church.

CCW permits will also be free of charge. The free permit will last for five years. The lifetime permit however will still have a fee.

The same act gives gun owners the right to use their firearms in self-defense without fear of unnecessary lawsuits from justified cases of self-defense. Many victims are always victimized by gun control laws that persecute them for defending their lives.

The measure will award attorney fees for victims who are unfairly prosecuted for using their firearms in defense. When cleared, most individuals are unable to recover their costs despite having been the actual victims of the crime. Unnecessary lawsuits after self-defense cause the victims to suffer twice and be punished for stopping criminals.

CCW applicants will also register to vote while applying for their licenses at the police stations. This provision will ensure more participation in elections, thus ensuring more gun owners vote to protect their constitutional rights.

Trump congratulates Boebert for win in Colorado primary

President Trump congratulated Lauren Boebert late Tuesday night after the pro-gun businesswoman defeated Rep. Scott Tipton, who represented his Colorado district for five terms in Congress.

“Congratulations on a really great win!” Trump tweeted. Trump’s tweet linked to a post from her Twitter account from back in May where she described herself as a tough fighter against socialism and advocate for the Second Amendment.

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July 1

1097 – The army of the First Crusade under the command of Prince Behemond, defeats the army of Sultan Kilij Arslan at Dorylaeum

1431 – Forces of King John of Castile engage those of Sultan Muhammed of Granada at La Higueruela scoring a minor victory.

1862 – The Battle of Malvern Hill takes place, last of the ‘Seven Days Battles’ of the Union Peninsula Campaign.

1863 – The Battle of Gettysburg begins

1898 – The Battle of San Juan Hill is fought in Santiago de Cuba

1908 – SOS is adopted as the international distress signal.

1916 – On the first day of the Battle of the Somme 19,000 soldiers of the British Army are killed and 40,000 wounded.

1942 – First Battle of El Alamein begins

1963 – ZIP codes are introduced for United States mail

Birthdays
1725 – Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, French general Commander of the French expeditionary force in the Revolution
1872 – Louis Blériot, French pilot
1902 – William Wyler, Film director
1916 – Olivia de Havilland
1934 – Jamie Farr, (Corporal Klinger)
1935 – David Prowse, (Darth Vader)
1941 – Twyla Tharp, dancer
1942 – Geneviève Bujold, Andraé Crouch
1945 – Debbie Harry
1952 – Dan Aykroyd
1961 – Diana, Princess of Wales
1967 – Pamela Anderson

Deaths
1523 – Jan van Essen and Hendrik Vos, first Lutheran martyrs, burned at the stake in Brussels
1860 – Charles Goodyear
1884 – Allan Pinkertone
1896 – Harriet Beecher Stowe
1934 – Ernst Röhm, German Sturm Abteilung commander
1974 – Juan Perón
1983 – Buckminster Fuller, architect
1995 – Wolfman Jack
1996 – Margaux Hemingway
2000 – Walter Matthau
2009 – Karl Malden

Out of the clear blue sky………


Houston Protesters Begin to Fall Ill With Coronavirus After Marching for George Floyd.

Increasing numbers of Houston residents have reportedly been diagnosed with COVID-19 after attending protests against the death of George Floyd.

Large protests began in the city days after the death of Houston native Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25. Texas has been experiencing a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Harris County, which encompasses Houston, has been adding hundreds of new cases each day to the more than 17,000 total confirmed cases reported as of Monday.

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“Average people have no opportunity to prepare when there’s a bump in the night or a riot breaks out….”

“Americans who find themselves needing to defend themselves are unlikely to have spares on hand trained for the occasion. It’s these situations where they need a proven, reliable, and multi‐​purpose firearm—and yes, that includes ‘assault weapons.’ When innocent Americans can face multiple attackers, and it can take more than 10 shots to reliably stop a single one, is a 30‐​round magazine and a reliable firearm unreasonable? Definitely not.”

From “A Defense of ‘Assault Weapons'” published at Cato Institute in May 2019. I’m reading it today a propos of that last post. Last year, the question What law-abiding person needs an assault weapon? was asked as if it were self-answering and the answer was Obviously, no one.

Last year.


14-year-old –criminal thug– boy fatally shot in robbery attempt near the Downtown Canal Walk

A 14-year-old boy was fatally shot after he tried to rob someone near the Canal Walk in Downtown Indianapolis early Monday, police say.

The Marion County coroner’s office on Monday identified the boy as Curtis White Jr.

“According to investigators, it appears the 14-year-old was trying to rob the alleged shooter,” Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Samone Burris said in an email to IndyStar Monday.

The shooting suspect remained on the scene and cooperated with investigators, Burris said. Police also interviewed several witnesses.

The incident, among more than a dozen area shootings over the weekend, happened shortly after 2 a.m. in the 600 block of Ellsworth Street, which is on the canal north of West Michigan Street and Indiana Avenue.

Officers found White wounded by apparent gunshots. Medics took him to an area hospital, where he later died.

A large group of juveniles were in the area at the time of the shooting, officials said. Officers were already patrolling nearby after receiving multiple disturbance calls, police said……..


Texas clerk dodges bullet, fatally shoots robbery suspect trying to pass counterfeit bill

A Texas corner store clerk shot and killed a robbery suspect Monday night who allegedly first fired at him after trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, according to reports.

The Houston Police Department responded to calls about a robbery taking place at the Super Qwik Food Store off Fulton Street and Julia near the North Freeway around 10 p.m.

By the time officers arrived at the scene, a man had been shot and was transported to the hospital, where he later died……..

The man, who has not been identified by authorities, allegedly tried to use a counterfeit $20 to make a purchase, but the clerk told him he could not accept the bill, KTRK reported.

Police said the robbery suspect then made his way into the clerk’s secured area, pulled out a gun and fired at him at least once within close range, narrowly missing him.

The clerk then pulled out a gun of his own and fired at the man, striking him multiple times……..

The suspect had a criminal record and was released on parole for a similar alleged robbery incident that happened last summer, KHOU reported, citing police records.

Well, he’d probably fail a fact check on what he had for breakfast, so……..


BIDEN FAILS FACT CHECK ON REVOLUTIONARY WAR CANNON OWNERSHIP

Biden Bombs Fact Check on Cannon Ownership cv

Screenshot of Vice President Joe Biden’s recent interview along with a split-screen of General Gage’s orders of Feb. 1775 instructing his men to be on the lookout for cannons not under the King’s control.

In a recent online interview, Vice President Joe Biden said during the Revolutionary War private citizens couldn’t own cannons. That has been ranked as false, and with good reason.

The interview in question occurred last month with Wired, where the presumptive Democratic Presidental candidate was asked about gun control. In justifying a ban on “assault weapons,” Biden said, “From the very beginning you weren’t allowed to have certain weapons. You weren’t allowed to own a cannon during the Revolutionary War as an individual.”

Poynter Institute’s Politifact fact-checker this week researched the claim and, after consulting with noted Second Amendment scholars such as Professor David Kopel, ranked the statement as being “false” for a variety of reasons. 

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What the ‘Castle Doctrine’ means in Missouri
In 2017, Missouri expanded the state’s Castle Doctrine which created a stand-your-ground right

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Understanding Missouri’s Castle Doctrine
On January 1, 2017, new rules for gun-owners in Missouri went into effect.

One of the changes was the expansion of the state’s Castle Doctrine which created a stand-your-ground right.

The Castle Doctrine is a common law doctrine that allows residents to use deadly force against anyone, based on the notion that their home is “their castle.” Basically, if an intruder violates the sanctity of your home, and you believe they intend to do you harm, you should be able to protect yourself or others against an attack…………

More specifically, a person does not have a duty to retreat:
(1) From a dwelling, residence, or vehicle where the person is not unlawfully entering or unlawfully remaining;

(2) From private property that is owned or leased by such individual; or

(3) If the person is in any other location such person has the right to be.

 

Gun-Toting St. Louis Homeowner Speaks Out — Black Lives Matter threatened to kill my dog, my wife and burn down our house!

Lawyer Mark McCloskey speaks out in his first interview — He says the agitators threatened to kill his dog, burn down his house, and burn down his office. Mark McCloskey and wife Patricia McCloskey say they feared for their lives Sunday night when Communists approached their home in a private, gated community. They grabbed their guns after calling the police as a large crowd of 300 stood outside their home.

June 30

1688 – The Immortal Seven issue the Invitation to William, Prince of Orange, which would culminate in the British ‘Glorious Revolution’. The letter informed William that if he were to land in England with a small army, the signatories and their allies would rise up and support him.  The next year, The English Bill of Rights would be come law, which was part of the basis from where our current Bill Of Rights came from a hundred years later.

1805 – The U.S. Congress organizes the Michigan Territory.

1864 – President Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for “public use, resort and recreation”. Apparently a guy named Sam got all riled up about it.

1905 – Albert Einstein sends the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduces special relativity, for publication in Annalen der Physik.

1908 – The Tunguska Event, the largest impact event on Earth in human recorded history, resulting in a massive explosion over Eastern Siberia.

1921 – President Harding appoints former President Taft as Chief Justice of the United States.

1934 – The Night of the Long Knives, Adolf Hitler’s violent purge of his political rivals in Germany, takes place.

1944 – The Battle of Cherbourg ends with the fall of the peninsula and  port to American forces.

1985 – Thirty-nine American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 are freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.

1990 – Der Deutschen Einheit, East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.

1997 – The United Kingdom transfers sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.

Birthdays
1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress, Lena Horne, American singer
1936 – Tony Musante, American actor
1942 – Robert Ballard, American oceanographer
1957 – Sterling Marlin, American race car driver
1959 – Vincent D’Onofrio, American actor
1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer

Deaths
2003 – Buddy Hackett, American actor
2009 – Harve Presnell, American actor
2012 – Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli politician

New Gun Owners Could Sway Future Elections

The record-breaking gun sales during the coronavirus pandemic could bolster candidates that support the Second Amendment in 2020 and alter the course of American gun politics for the foreseeable future.

Several of the country’s leading gun-rights groups are working to convert many more first-time owners into new gun-rights voters in the run-up to the 2020 election. Amy Hunter, a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, said that the group’s success could change the political landscape at the local, state, and national level.

“The NRA believes voters who recently purchased guns for self-defense will join other Second Amendment voters and be an even more formidable voting bloc,” Hunter told the Washington Free Beacon. “They’re educated, passionate, and they know anti-gun politicians are the biggest threat to their fundamental right to self-defense.”

New buyers are learning for the first time how public policy shapes their ability to exercise their rights. Larry Keane, spokesman for the industry’s National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), said that firsthand experience can change how voters look at gun control and Second Amendment legislation.

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Here we go again
Same old stuff again
Marching down the avenue
Another bug and we’ll be through


 

Another Virus with the Potential to Cause a Pandemic Was Discovered In None Other Than China

As the world continues to deal with the Wuhan coronavirus, researchers are warning about another strain of the flu that has the potential to turn into a pandemic. Pigs are the source of the strain but have the potential to be transmitted to humans, the BBC reported. Because of how new the strain is, the chances of humans having immunity to it is little to none.

This new strain of the flu, called G4 EA H1N1, is said to be similar to the swine flu, which came from China in 2009. The humans that are being infected with the new strain, as of now, work in China’s pig industry.

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Man Shoots, Kills Alleged Suspect Of Carjacking Attempt In Dallas,

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A man shot and killed an armed suspect who allegedly tried to carjack him at a park in Dallas on Saturday, police said.

Police said they responded to a shooting at William Blair Park in the 3000 block of Municipal Street at around 10:20 p.m.

According to police, Mark Piper, 51, told them he was standing outside his vehicle when an unidentified male pointed a gun at him and got into his car.

Police said Piper then took out his own gun and shot the alleged suspect, killing him.

After interviewing Piper and other witnesses in the area, police said the case will be referred to a Dallas County grand jury.

Remington Arms Prepares for Bankruptcy, Weighs Sale to Navajo Nation

Remington Arms Co. is preparing to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and is simultaneously weighing a possible sale of the company to the Navajo Nation.

The Wall Street Journal reports Remington is “[making] preparations for the Navajo Nation to serve as the lead bidder to purchase Remington’s assets out of Chapter 11.”

Reuters reports that this is the second time Remington has looked to bankruptcy protection. The first time was March 2018, with the company emerging from bankruptcy that same year.

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The case is Seila Law v. CFPB, 19-7.


Supreme Court Backs President’s Power to Fire CFPB Director

A divided U.S. Supreme Court said the president has broad power to fire the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ruling that Congress went too far in trying to insulate the agency from political pressure.

The justices on Monday backed the Trump administration in the separation-of-powers clash, striking down a provision in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act that protected the director from being fired. The court stopped short of abolishing the agency altogether. Continue reading “”