THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 727, June 30, 2013
No more secrets, no more lies.
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
I'm distressed the article glosses over the entire Constitution EXCEPT for the supremacy clause, totally ignoring the reason states are passing nullification laws. Link. Across this great nation (removes tongue from cheek), Nullification is rearing it's Libertarian head. What, specifically, do I mean by nullification? various states and municipalities are passing laws, regulations, or legislation to over-ride, or nullify, federal laws. Montana has declared that firearms manufactured in-state are not required to meet or follow BATFE regulations or federal laws as long as they are sold in-state. California, Washington state, and 12 other states have passed medical marijuana laws in defiance of federal laws declaring pot a controlled substance, and Colorado has legalized recreational marijuana. MANY states are refusing to comply with Obamacare rules and regulations regarding state-run exchanges, and the expansion of Medicare. And there are other fine examples of Libertarianism cropping up, even when the people doing it detest Libertarianism. And I love it.
And the latest dig at the federal bureaucracy is coming from Missouri. A law is currently working it's way through the legislature that will make federal agents enforcing federal (unconstitutional) gun laws subject to arrest for a felony. Yup. You heard that right—a federal agent, arresting a so-called perp for a federal gun charge, may be arrested for committing a felony. I love it. Like Kansas, where "Gov. Sam Brownback this spring became the first to sign a measure threatening felony charges against federal agents who enforce certain firearms laws in his state." (see above link)
While a pellet gun is NOT a toy, I like her guts!! Link. Waking to find a burglar in your bedroom, and chasing after him with a pellet pistol takes big brass ones. She actually managed to get him apprehended. Good job, lady.
I spent the last week at my parents' house. Pop and I went to shoot a few guns, and he decided he doesn't like his Sig Sauer P238. The trigger was "too hard". So he gave it to me. Today, I put it on my CCW, and took it to the range to really put it through it's paces. By the time I ran 100 rounds through it (previously, it had eaten less than 50), the trigger was smooth as glass, and a nice pull. HOWEVER, I need to point out something to all you economy shooters—avoid the TulAmmo brand steel-cased Russian ammo. I know, I know. We gotta buy it when it's all there is available. But I have found an unpleasant fact about it. Out of the five boxes I have bought (2 of .45, 3 of .380), one of each caliber has been overlength cases, preventing the slide from fully closing. Now, at Wally World it's cheap ammo, $14.97 each. But EVERY ROUND in each box was similarly oversized. And WalMart requires you to deal with the manufacturer for problems. I'm not sure it's worth it to deal with the hassle. To follow up on the TulAmmo debacle, WalMart will not accept return on ammunition, even for defective products. They require you to deal directly with the maker.
If you are contemplating paying money to see World War Z, with Brad Pitt, I'd recommend against it. It is entirely forgettable, the firearms uses are typical Hollywood (only one person ever changes a magazine, and weapons only run dry for dramatic effect. I confess that Mr. Jolie does a better job of acting than he's done in a long time, but that's really not saying much. And it makes a UN agent and the World Health Organization out as heroes, which I also have a problem with. Cuz I am NOT a fan of the UN.
I'm tired, it's been a hard week, and I'm late with this. Enjoy it... or not.