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SHOT Show, 2024….”The Great Reset”

SHOT Show, 2024….”The Great Reset”

Each year at this time like swallows heading back to Capistrano, the gun industry flocks to that equally idyllic icon: Las Vegas.     The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) hosts the infamous SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade).   This is a show for industry personnel only.     Well….that can be loosely interpreted truth to tell.     Friends, colleagues, spouses, (and...

The “Expert”

In the judicial system I exist essentially in three worlds simultaneously. The vast majority of the time I serve as a lawyer and counsel. Occasionally, I provide advice for other attorneys on firearms laws and regulations to better assist their clients… and every so often, I get to serve as an expert witness.   Frankly, the last...

The Lazy Samurai

“How did you like the CCW renewal class yesterday?”   “Oh… it was great.  Learned a bunch.  Didn’t like the dry-fire portion though.”   “Really?  Did something happen?”   “No, I mean, I get it.  Some of these people have limited knowledge and they need to get comfortable.  I’ve been shooting for years.  I know what I’m doing.  Besides… that five-count...

US Constitution

H.R. 127

Over the last week I have received a ton of emails and phone calls about HR 127. This is understandable, as the bill itself is an extraordinarily egregious abrogation of a slew of our Constitutional rights.   I’ll use this space to go over some of the more “interesting” aspects of it but, in the end, I...

mark et patricia mccloskey

Guns, Polo Shirts, and Mansions…Oh My

Cul-de-sac Commandos and Chipotle Warriors   Oh what a week…   In St. Louis a personal injury attorney and his wife became internet sensations by guarding their extremely nice home from protesters using an AR-15 and a .380  (interesting choice of weapons).   Then, to raise the ante, we had an armed confrontation take place in a suburb of Detroit between...

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Duncan v Becerra, Part III

Duncan v Becerra, Part Trois Last year Judge Benitez issued a stay on the implementation of Proposition 63 as it related to the confiscatory nature of the law related to standard capacity magazines.  That decision, and the resulting opinion, was Duncan v Becerra, Part Un.  Later he issued his summary judgment (Glorious Decision) that beatified him in...

Shot-Show Recap

SHOT SHOW 2020 RECAP Well… every year we make the pilgrimage to Las Vegas for SHOT SHOW, and every year the next blog contains my thoughts, feelings, and impressions.  There is no reason that this show should be any different. To make life easier for you, dear reader, I have categorized this blog into separate sections.  Good...

Miller v Becerra

Miller v. Becerra Last week we were notified about a case filed in San Diego District Court named Miller v. Becerra.  The headlines from the gun advocacy groups read, “LAWSUIT CHALLENGES CALIFORNIA ASSAULT WEAPON LAW!!!” and “JUDGE BENITEZ TO HEAR CHALLENGE TO AR LAW!” YAY!!!! Well… it’s a good, meritorious lawsuit, but I doubt it will be the...

Musings from West Point

It is Friday, June 28th, and I am completely wrapping myself in the patriotic glow of our nation.  I am writing this blog in our hotel room in Newbourgh, New York.  A few miles to the east is the site of George Washington’s NY headquarters; it was here that he rejected an American monarchy.  To...

Have Gun, Will Travel

Have gun, will travel. “You guys take students to other shooting schools?  That seems kinda odd, doesn’t it?” Yeah… we get that question quite frequently.  As instructors, we are constantly seeking out additional training.  Sometimes it is for the simple pleasure of just being a student and not having to “run” a class.  Other times, we want to...