Friday, April 18, 2014

Georgia's HB 60 to be signed next week

The Safe Carry Protection Act was passed by the Georgia legislature earlier this year.

Governor Nathan Deal's office now says he'll sign the new law next week.

But the signing won't be in Atlanta. Deal's taking the signing show north to Ellijay.

.22 ammo orders still backlogged

Anyone who shoots .22 Long Rifle ammo knows supply is still hard to come by.

The Civilian Marksmanship Program continues to have a huge backlog of  backorders. An email from the CMP carried this update:
AGUILA .22LR STANDARD VELOCITY. After a very long wait, CMP received a full container (1,000 cases) of Aguila .22LR ammunition, CMP item number 419ASVSE. Because of the price increase to $305 per case, we are contacting customers who have this item on order with the option to cancel the order or to continue processing at the new price. Contact is being made via email and phone call if necessary, oldest orders first. We still have over 6,000 customer orders for this item and are expecting another shipment of 1,000 cases in June, 2014. 
On the bright side, the CMP says it has caught up on its outstanding orders for Aguila .30 cal carbine ammo, and even has some in stock to sell. It also had some vintage Lake City carbine ammo available at the time the email went out.

There is a set of eligibility requirements for those buying from the CMP, stuff like demonstrating active involvement in firearms or marksmanship activity, and membership in an approved shooting sports or collectors organisation. Most folks can easily qualify if they have interest.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A warning to the wise

From Investors Business Daily: "Beware The Increasing Militarization Of Government"

No plans "right now" to enforce Connecticut's gun law

Connecticut's Record-Journal reports:
While gun owners who didn’t register could face a Class D felony conviction carrying a maximum of five years in prison, state police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said there are no plans for enforcing the law right now.
H/T: Sipsey Street Irregulars, which chose a different excerpt.

Electricity prices surge

Electricity prices hit record high. 

How much of the surge can be attributed to government coercion that forced closure of many low cost coal fired electricity production plants?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Rush? What rush?

It's reported New Yorkers are no more willing to register their now highly regulated guns and ammo mags that the folks in Connecticut were.

That means a much larger pool of non-compliance with New York's bigger population.

More O-care tricks

If you fear a survey won't be favorable, why not just change the survey?

From the New York Times:
The Census Bureau, the authoritative source of health insurance data for more than three decades, is changing its annual survey so thoroughly that it will be difficult to measure the effects of President Obama’s health care law in the next report, due this fall, census officials said.
The changes are intended to improve the accuracy of the survey, being conducted this month in interviews with tens of thousands of households around the country. But the new questions are so different that the findings will not be comparable, the officials said.
"Improve the accuracy"? Somehow I suspect that means improve the spin potential.

This also caught my eye:
The questionnaire traditionally used by the Census Bureau provides an “inflated estimate of the uninsured” and is prone to “measurement errors,” said a working paper by statisticians and demographers at the agency.
So, now they tell us faulty data was used inflate the numbers justifying Obamacare in the first place.

Obamacare looks darker and dirtier with each new twist.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Other disputed BLM actions

The federal Bureau of Land Management is attempting a land grab in Texas  Or is it Oklahoma?

And in Utah, there's some horse trouble involving the BLM that has folks riled up.

Other people's debts

The IRS has a new policy: Seizing people's imcome tax refunds to pay other people's debts.

From the Washington Post:
Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of taxpayers who are expecting refunds this month are instead getting letters like the one Grice got, informing them that because of a debt they never knew about — often a debt incurred by their parents — the government has confiscated their check.
We edge closer and closer to direct confiscation of American citizen assets to satisfy a government that knows it needs new revenue streams to buy time for its ways of excessive spending and debt.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Feds cave at Bundy Ranch

Looks looks like the Bureau of Land Management has chosen to rethink its strategy at Bundy Ranch.

What's up today at Bundy Ranch

Bob Owens at Bearing Arms previews...

Owen notes in an update the FAA has declared the ranch area a "no fly zone."

I'd guess government wants to keep media choppers away. Makes it harder for media to get video that really shows how big the protests are getting. Also makes it harder for media (or others) to get video of cows or carcasses being hauled away.