Thursday, March 23, 2023

The Insanity Continues

 The Insanity Continues

In Maryland, Murder in the first degree includes if it was committed during the perpetration or attempted perpetration of several specified crimes, such as rape, arson, robbery, burglary, carjacking, and other serious offenses that carry life imprisonment with or without the possibility of parole.

Maryland Democrats introduced into the Maryland General Assembly the Youth Accountability and Safety Act, which would prohibit a person younger than 25 at the time of the offense from being convicted of first-degree murder under the state's felony murder provisions.  It has the support of several Democratic co-sponsors.

Sounds like the Youth NON Accountability Act.

Maryland wouldn’t want MS13 members, gangbangers and other ‘innocents under 25’ having their lives ruined just because they murdered someone.


SCOPE writes constantly about how liberal politicians ignore the Constitution without any regrets.

New York Assemblywoman Pat Fahy wants to see anywhere from a 2-to-5-cent tax on each round of ammunition sold in the state (basically, the bigger the bullet the higher the tax)

But she said out loud what is generally only whispered: “if you buy 50 rounds, it’ll be just a couple of extra dollars.  So, it’s not a huge tax, but another disincentive to arming up.”

That statement could end up being a big oops in Appeals Courts.

In the 1940s, in a case called Murdock v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court said: A state may not impose a charge for the enjoyment of a right granted by the Federal Constitution.

Isn’t there something in the Constitution about the right of “bearing arms?”


Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh’s administration unveiled a $1 million proposal to lower gun violence (Syracuse had a per capita murder rate in 2021 three times the rest of the U.S.)  Among other initiatives, he wants to pay known gang members a weekly stipend not to break the law and to work toward turning their life around.

The Safer Streets Program would provide a $100 per week stipend for up to 90 days (13 weeks) and focus on mental health, education and career placement. The idea is to assist 50 high-risk individuals in getting on the right track. 

The program would be funded using federal funds from the American Rescue Plan.

So, if you work hard at being a criminal and can make the 50 worst list, you will be rewarded with $100 a week.  Who says crime doesn’t pay.


USA Powerlifting is being forced to allow biological men - who claim to be women - to compete against natural-born women after a transgender contestant launched a nearly five-year campaign demanding to be allowed to compete in the women’s category.

Minnesota District Court Judge Patrick Diamond ruled in favor of transgender JayCee Cooper’s attack on USA Powerlifting’s ban on transgender men competing as women.

Anyone want to bet on who will win the next power lifting competition?

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

It’s Not a Suggestion

 It’s Not a Suggestion

One of the great problems of today is that the overwhelming majority of the media / press has jumped so far left.  The press in the United States has always been biased but there used to be a diversity of biases so we heard a diversity of opinions.  Now, much of what we hear are leftist echoes.

Sometimes, when the Left tries to cover themselves with the blanket of intellectual superiority, they go down in flames.  Unfortunately, because so much of the media is leftist, this self-immolation is not covered. 

Media coverage of Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert is a good example.  If the left can discredit her on one issue, they might discredit her on all issues.  And any who are familiar with the media’s image of her have probably developed a negative image.  But since she is a true 2nd Amendment supporter, she is important to the 2A community.

Boebert’s statements are ridiculed by the liberal media, probably because she doesn’t have a college degree, unlike that Liberal intellectual giant, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  It’s worth exploring some of the things Boebert is criticized for saying as it shows the leftist biases of the media.  

She once was criticized for tweeting, “Protecting and defending the Constitution doesn’t mean trying to rewrite the parts you don’t like.”  (That struck home for those of us who defend 2A.) 

Brilliant minds on the Left immediately said she was an idiot who didn’t know about the Article V of the Constitution, which covers ways of amending the Constitution. 

Of course she knows!  The issue Boebert was referring to - that somehow escaped the Left’s great minds - is judges rewriting the Constitution according to their personal beliefs and not according to what was written in the Constitution.

The interesting thing is that Boebert outsmarted the liberal press.  In criticizing Boebert, the Left was, in spite of themselves, endorsing what Conservatives believe in: that the only way to change the Constitution is to amend it. That’s exactly what the Left does not believe in as they see the Constitution as an impediment to be worked around.   

The Left’s latest bit of self-arson was headlined: “Lauren Boebert goes down in flames over latest Constitutional gaffe.”  That’s worth exploring in more detail as it involves Constitutional rights. 

The article started out: “Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) received an avalanche of derision on Wednesday morning after she penned a vague-yet-incorrect statement about the United States Constitution.” 

Specifically, she tweeted, “The U.S. Constitution was not written as a suggestion”. 

Then, the article referenced her comment on amendments, noted above, to again prove she is a constitutional illiterate.  But the article never said why Boebert was incorrect to say, "The U.S. Constitution was not written as a suggestion."  Probably because what she said was true; the Constitution is not just a suggestion!

The article then disparages her for saying, "The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it…I'm tired of this separation of church and state junk that's not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter, and it means nothing like what they say it does."

Boebert displays far greater understanding of a deeply intellectual issue than the liberal press.  She was talking about – and challenging as many others do – an interpretation of Amendment #1.  That Amendment says: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” 

The current interpretation of the 1st Amendment flows from an 1802 letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Danbury, Connecticut, Baptist Association.  (That stinking letter the Left seems to be unaware of.) In it, he described the First Amendment as erecting a "wall of separation between church and state.”

The problem is, the interpretation of Jefferson’s wall stops all discourse from both sides – government and nongovernment.  The entire U S Constitution, including the 1st Amendment, was meant to only restrict the government, not the people.  Remember the 1st Amendment wording is: Congress shall make no law.

Daniel Dreisbach is a professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University in Washington, D.C., who explains: “The literal text of the First Amendment restricts government only…The wall metaphor implies that the First Amendment restricts people of faith, religious spokesmen, and religious leaders also, but that’s far beyond the requirement of the text of the First Amendment.”

Remember the rest of the 1st Amendment about abridging the freedom of speech?  Dreisbach believes the First Amendment, “is intended and designed to create an environment where various ideas and perspectives can compete in a marketplace of ideas on the same terms and conditions…Religious communities and religious perspectives…should be able to compete in that marketplace. An analysis that draws on the wall of separation metaphor…treats religious perspectives differently than other nongovernmental perspectives and actually puts them at a disadvantage.”

Putting up a wall to exclude or to limit the ability of religion to inform public life or to inform about political actions is wrong. 

The 1st Amendment enforces that government should not use its overwhelming power to pick winners and losers, nor is it meant to silence either the winners or losers.

But the Left was never big on disagreements with their principles.  We know that from their attacks on the 2nd Amendment.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

SOLD Winchester 1873 44 Cal. Rifle 24” Barrel Full Magazine-Needs Butt Stock


1873 44 cal 4440

Consignment sale

ALL Sales are “AS IS”
I date this manufacture around 1885/6 based on internet Winchester data.

Winchester 1873 rifle 24” barrel Bore is dark with a few blemishes- rifling present
Full magazine
Butt stock is missing you can find replacements here on GunBroker &

Bluing all but worn off
Action is tight and hammer holds

Forearm has cracks as the pictures show
Dust cover is present

Overall this will make a good one to clean up and play with.  Serial number is 206478B do your research.

Payment Money order or bank check
Shipping will be between $45 to 65.00 depending on location and final insured sales price total.

Thanks for looking


FFL Veteran owned

Listed on GunBroker under #BPBReloading price started at $900.00

SOLD Springfield Armory U.S. 1842/47 Musket 69 cal Percussion Smooth Bore

 Springfield Armory U.S. 1842/47 Musket 69 cal Percussion Smooth Bore

Consignment sale all sales are “AS IS”

42” barrel with the lock marked 1847-overall condition looks great- needs a proper spit n shine inside and out.

See pictures for barrel proof marks  ,do your own re-search

Comes with 2 new pouches-percussion cap and cartridge bag both are well made.

Starting auction price on GunBroker is $1,200.00 plus shipping

Payment money order or bank check

Shipping will be around 75$ due to the length and weight-total shipping may be more depending on final sales total and your location.

Some areas require a muzzle loader to be shipped to a FFL

NOTE Listed on GunBroker under #BPBReloading

Thanks for looking 

Regards #BPBReloading

SOLD Dixie Gun Works 50 cal 42"BBL Flint or Percussion Nice Shape!


Dixie Gun Works percussion right hand rifle

Consignment Sale All sales are “AS IS”

 42" Octagonal BBL Made in Japan (Miroku maybe) 50 cal ready for a new home
- Let’s call it a Eastern mountain rifle no frills-no nose cap- stock extends all the way to the muzzle.
 Slim wood crescent butt shape-raised cheek-steel furniture is browned-right side of stock has grease hole-
This was converted from flint to percussion. Bore is in great condition.

Video of lock working here

If you want the flintlock-screw and liner let me know and I'll pull the percussion lock off. IF you want both locks add an additional $100.00 to my price of $650.00 Plus shipping

Payment money order or bank check
Shipping will be between $55-75 depending on final sales total and location insured

Some areas require a muzzleloader to be shipped to a FFL-

By purchasing this ML’er  you are stating you’re allowed to possess such an item

Thanks for looking