HedSpace Archive

High Noon at the High Court: Get it Over With

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -—Unnecessarily bad grammar, but this HedSpace headline makes the point that the panoply of anti-gun rights restrictions have become too weary, too long, and too many. They will all at some point end up at the U.S. Supreme Court anyway and the sooner the better. Yesterday two out of three justices from the 4th District Appeals Court decided that Washington DC residents can carry a concealed…

Rotten Rodents of The Prairie

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 — Animal lovers look at prairie dogs as cute little critters running hither and yon across the low level grasslands of the West. Yes, they’re cute. Yes, they’re wild. Yes, they live in burrowed holes and underground caverns that they built and in which they breed heavily to sustain a still growing population. And, yes, horses, deer, antelope, sheep, and a variety of other critters often break legs…

America’s Killing Fields Are Giving Black Communities A Bad Name

Monday, July 24, 2017 – Chicago, Baltimore, St. Louis, Detroit…These are among America’s 10 Most Dangerous Cities, according to Forbes magazine.  All have black-dominated communities where crime flourishes and drug commerce is vibrant. The result is all to often gang wars that turn life into the currency of death. Gangbangers expect to be shot at and killed and, like all wars, innocent bystanders – those who have nowhere else to…

Thecrittersamongus

Weekend, July 22-23, 2017 — Not, it’s not a disease. It’s an affliction. For some, at least. It’s a way of learning about the habits of creatures and critters which we encounter every day. And there are some hunters who wouldn’t think of going hunting without scouting the area first. That’s as old fashioned as I can say since I always carried a camera with me on every hunt. Just not a trail…

California Just Cremated Thousands Of Guns; Were Mine Among Them?

Editor’s Note: Thursday’s edition did not reach our readers due to a major internet outage caused by a break in an underground fiberoptic line by the careless use of a backhoe that negatively affected one quarter of the state of Wyoming from Sheridan to Casper. All internet services including use of credit cards in hotels, restaurants and retail chains such as Walmart were hit by the outage….

Gunfight Over the Backyard Fence

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 — Neighbors will be neighbors, after all.  And territory often becomes the pawn in a turf war. Fairfax, Virginia and Washington DC are mere minutes apart depending, of course, if you’re driving a recent issue Aston Martin or a 1960’s Hippy Volkswagen. Either way, the social climate between the NRA and the Washington Post is equally divided by sunny skies and drippy hippy rain clouds. We’d…

Beating the Golden State’s Dead Horse

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 — No one can say that California’s bedeviled, befogged, befuddled and bewildered legislators aren’t at least consistent. They hate guns. They loath gun owners.  They love politicians like Kamala Harris, the former state Attorney General who instituted several of California’s anti-gun measures like the AR-15 bullet button and gilded the $5 million seed investment in the new Firearms Violence Research Center.  Harris is now a United States Senator…

Some Things Left Over After a Busy Weekend

Monday, July 17, 2017 — Smart Gun Laws.org thinks all Americans who don’t think like they do are dumb. Turns out, it’s probably the other way around. At least, that’s how they portray their newest gun  control strategy: “Preemption” occurs when a higher level of government (federal) removes regulatory power from a lower (state) level of government. With very narrow exceptions, Congress has not expressly preempted state or local laws…

When Your Mind Turns To Brain Floss, It’s Time To Call The Pentagon

Weekend, July 15-16, 2017 – Military acquisitions contractors, it seems, are always ripe for new toys.  We all remember the $400 toilet seat, don’t we? Spending the taxpayers’ money is an art in Washington, DC and no one there is anxious to change their underwear, much less their spending habits. So it should come as no surprise that the Pentagon spends lots – repeat, LOTS – of taxpayer money…

For Gun Owners The Color Purple Is Universal

Friday, July 14, 2017 — It seems too obvious to suggest that all Americans are covered by the Second Amendment.  Black, White, Brown, Yellow, Purple. The latter most often characterized as  the mantra for LGBTQ-XYZ, non-gender. Such alphabet palettes are generally ignored by one skin color or another but not by the Constitution of the United States. Ideology aside, all gun owners should be classified by the meaning behind author Alice…

In The New World of Gun Politics, The Protest Party Holds Sway

Thursday, July 13, 2017 — Whatever they hope to achieve, only the NRA stands in their way. While claiming hollow victories that have failed to move the gun control needle – see Baltimore’s challenge to Chicago as the new American murder capitol – the female-dominated women’s march (yes, some protestors will be male) will nonetheless begin throwing stones tomorrow at the NRA’s perceived glass house in Fairfax, Virginia. In a…

This Is Why They Call The WaPo Opinion Instead of Journalism

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 — Also known as Amazon.com East, the Washington Post has continued its struggle with conservative Republicans because it can.  It cans news as breaking and opinion as journalism, leaving all the rah-rah to the sports section which, according to some in the nation’s capitol that aren’t Democrats, is all they have worth reading.  It sees itself as the guardian of Lady Liberty’s flame, the keeper of…

Schools: What You Don’t Learn Could Kill You

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 — It’s refreshing to see the growing number of schools that are beginning to take seriously their responsibility to protect students from criminal mass shootings. The normal reaction from an uneducated – about guns – public is based on the logic of fear and the illusionary dependence that it’s the cops’ job to see to everyone’s safety. A nice thought but very impractical. Some communities that…

That Unintended Consequence That Scalia Said Was Not ‘Unlimited”

Monday, July 10, 2017 — When in 2008, just six months before Barack Obama was elected to become America’s Greatest Gun Salesman ever, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that Heller v. District of Columbia affirmed that the Second Amendment was in fact and in-deed a right for all Americans to keep and bear arms.  No ‘if’s, and’s, or but’s’ about it.  Well, it turns out, maybe just one little ‘but’…

The Tactical Governor

Weekend, July 8-9, 2017 — Leave it to Matt Mead to suggest Wyoming as a great place to stage a Run & Gun competition. Such special shooting events in the Cowboy State (Nickname. WY is actually the Equality State but, with a large population of cowboys and cowgirls, ‘equality’ takes on a different meaning) are as common as day-old bread at a roundup cookout. There’s the Girl and a Gun…

If Congress Kills Class Actions, Lawyers Will Plead Poverty

Friday, July 07, 2017 – Full disclosure: Taurus is a GunPropPlus supporter and advertiser. Good to get that out of the way.

Ever notice the many TV ads, letters in the mail, robo calls, and email warnings that tell you, “if you have (this product or that product, disease or condition) you may be entitled to monetary compensation?” As my old grandpa used to say, “Never look a gift horse…

Giving Up Freedom So That Criminals Can Thrive

Thursday, July 06, 2017 — The ‘experiment’ in controlling guns has once again failed. Despite New York City having the nation’s largest police force, despite restricting guns in almost every way to keep honest New Yorkers from defending themselves and others, criminals find it exceedingly easy to acquire stolen guns and use them to kill anyone they want and whenever they want. Including a New York cop sitting in a…

School Daze: Fleeing Professors Legitimize Campus Carry

Wednesday, July 05, 2017 — Yep. Another one just fled the classroom. Last week, in anticipation of armed students at a Kansas college, a professor quit out of fear that a student with a gun to whom the Prof criticized might go off the rails and shoot the educator. Well, yeah, we can see where that might be a bit unnerving. But, like a rash cough emanating from a sick…

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