Victories For Gunnies

Here are a couple of recent developments which are going to make gun-controllers go

 1)  The Ninth(!!!) Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that in terms of the Second Amendment, Americans have the right to bear arms for self-defense:  

Analyzing the text of the Second Amendment and reviewing the relevant history, including founding-era treatises and nineteenth century case law, the panel stated that it was unpersuaded by the county’s and the state’s argument that the Second Amendment only has force within the home.
“We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote in Tuesday’s ruling. “But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment does protect a right to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.”

I know, for us of the gun-owning persuasion this may seem like a duh!  conclusion, but let’s not forget the socialists among us who (mistakenly) think that only gummint agencies should be allowed to carry guns in public.  So buy that judge a drink.  Here’s the killer of the two victories, however:

 2) Government Admits AR-15s Are Not Weapons of War

In its settlement with Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed, [the State Department and the Department of Justice] admitted that semi-automatic firearms below .50 caliber are not weapons of war.
The amended regulations proposed in the settlement show the government will no longer look at semi-automatic firearms below .50 caliber as “military equipment” or weapons of war.

Saith Alan Gottlieb (PBUH):

“The federal government now saying semi-automatic firearms below .50 caliber are not inherently military means that they are admitting that rifles like the AR-15 are civilian in nature.”

I know, once again duh!  for us gunnies, but as Gottlieb adds:

“Gun rights organizations like the Second Amendment Foundation will now be able to use this government admission in debate and courtrooms from New York to California.”

Waddya think, folks?  Is it that time?  I believe it is.


  1. When I read about that “larger than .50 caliber” decision I nearly spit my morning coffee out. California tried that crap out I recall about 10 yrs ago. In about 3 microseconds folks started developing .499 caliber cartridges. In fact the military has made major strides in moving off of the 50BMG plaform for snipers. 338 Lapua, Barret has their 416 Barrett round, Cheytac basically owns the super long range arena beyond 2000 yards. The anti gun statist morons are still fixated on the .50 BMG in Ronnie Barretts game changing semi auto from 25 years ago.

    It just goes to show how myopic politicians and lawyers are. While a limited number of folks with .50 Beowolf ARs could get hassled, watch 458 SOCOMs fly off the shelf. Major kudos to Gottlieb for playing the game wonderfully. Must have read a book called “The Art of the Deal” !

  2. How does this mesh with the Second Amendment? Does it mean an end to the ‘sporting use’ clause preventing some imports?

  3. The real fun will be the impact on export rules. Obama and his regime took a dump right in the middle of sportsmen taking firearms abroad. They shoved in a requirement for an export permit to take personal arms out of the country for personal use…then failed to set up provisions for anyone to GET the damned thing.

  4. Still not tired of all this winning.

    Then again someone needs to have a chat with his cheetoness about 3d printers and “plastic” guns.

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