Premier Gun Show at Big Town This Weekend

This weekend we are back at Big Town. Our favorite show, partly because of how close it is to our house but also because of the people we always see.

Last week at Market Hall we realized that this show has become the biggest show in Dallas and pretty much the equal of the Fort Worth Premier Show.

The show is at the Big Town Event Center, 2323 Big Town Boulevard.

This weekend we may have a friend joining us with some of his collection of Mosin-Nagants as well as some other interesting militaria.

Admission is $9, Kids 11 and under are FREE, and Parking is FREE! Say “SPRING”🌸 at the door for $1 off!

SHOW HOURS
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

We hope to see you there.

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More Proof the Second Amendment Is a Cornerstone of Freedom

From America’s 1st Freedom:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2019/3/15/more-proof-the-second-amendment-is-a-cornerstone-of-freedom/

At times like these, when the battle lines in the fight for freedom are so numerous, it’s worth stepping back a moment for perspective.

The original intent of the U.S. Bill of Rights was to deprive the federal government of certain powers. One of the powers the federal government—and now state and local governments [thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court in McDonald v. Chicago (2010)]—is barred from infringing upon is a citizen’s right to keep and bear (carry) firearms.

Any protected right comes with certain restrictions that are considered to be reasonable—no shouting fire in a crowded theater unless there really is a fire is the most often-cited reasonable restriction on the First Amendment.

The late Justice Antonin Scalia boxed in what is a reasonable restriction on the Second Amendment when he wrote the majority opinion for the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). “A constitutional guarantee subject to future judges’ assessments of its usefulness is no constitutional guarantee at all,” wrote Scalia in the decision that found the Second Amendment to indeed be an individual right. “Constitutional rights are enshrined with the scope they were understood to have when the people adopted them, whether or not future legislatures or (yes) even future judges think that scope too broad.”

Despite those clear words, what is a “reasonable” restriction of the Second Amendment is still a big, complex and pivotal question. It is a question that the U.S. Supreme Court may begin to answer in a recently accepted case called New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York. Right now the high court is accepting “friend-of-the-court” (or amicus curiae) briefs for this case.

Last week Judicial Watch filed a friend-of-the-court brief or this case, which said in part:

“The second amendment should be interpreted consistently with the remainder of the Bill of Rights which ‘concerned restrictions upon federal power’ imposed by means of ‘basic and fundamental rights which the Constitution guaranteed to the people’…. The only lawful process for changing this balance of power between the people and their government is constitutional amendment. Accordingly, the only question is whether [New York City’s] regulations ‘unduly’ burden the right or not. The Court should find that the regulations are an undue burden the people’s Second Amendment rights, which have always included the right to travel with firearms. The second amendment right to self-defense against unlawful aggression by any actor does not disappear when one travels outside the home.”

This coming pivotal decision from the Supreme Court puts the words “ELECTIONS MATTER” in all caps, as the additions of the two justices nominated by President Donald J. Trump—Justice Neil Gorsuch and Justice Brett Kavanaugh—may well balance the scale toward freedom.

Continue reading at:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2019/3/15/more-proof-the-second-amendment-is-a-cornerstone-of-freedom/

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Yes, A Politician Really Did Suggest All Knives Should Have GPS Trackers Built-In

From Forbes Magazine:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2019/03/14/yes-a-politician-really-did-suggest-all-knives-should-have-gps-trackers-built-in/


Mar 14, 2019

England has a knife crime problem at the moment. Cities like Birmingham and London have experienced a rise in stabbings and it’s deeply upsetting. Sadly it never takes long, during periods of national grief, for a politician to come up with a stupid plan that involves technology.

Today’s lunacy comes from Scott Mann, who’s the MP for North Cornwall. He suggested, in a Tweet, that all knives sold in the UK should have an embedded GPS tracker presumably so some shadowy knife agency can build a control room somewhere to watch what all the knives are up to.

But this is an idea so stupid that I’m fairly sure Mann is auditioning for a writing job at The Onion.

Here’s what he said:

“Every knife sold in the UK should have a gps tracker fitted in the handle. It’s time we had a national database like we do with guns. If you’re carrying it around you had better have a bloody good explanation, obvious exemptions for fishing etc.”

So let’s break this down and understand why even a couple of seconds thinking before pressing send might have saved Mann from looking absurd.

Firstly, there are already quite a lot of knives in the UK. We often use them for things like cutting food and it’s not uncommon for people to own several. I have six knives in my kitchen alone. There are 66 million people in the UK and around 13 million under-18s – so let’s assume that every adult has three good knives, that’s 198 million bladed cooking instruments already in existence.

What’s the plan Mann? Retrofit all these knives with GPS trackers too?

Then there’s the notion that we can create a national knife database “like we do for guns”. As I’ve just explained, a national knife database would probably just be a list of all the people in the UK, because pretty much everyone has a knife sharp enough to stab someone with. The British Government isn’t good at creating databases, it can’t even centralise people’s health records without spending millions and then giving up on it without warning.

Even before we get to the absurdity of the GPS thing, imagine a database that contained every adult in the UK and, say, the serial number of every knife they owned. It would not be easy to manage, update and absurdly expensive to run and maintain. It also still ignores the fact that we have a lot of knives already and almost none of them has a serial number.

Continue reading at:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/ianmorris/2019/03/14/yes-a-politician-really-did-suggest-all-knives-should-have-gps-trackers-built-in/

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First They Came for The Guns: UK: Asda To Remove Kitchen Knives From Sale Due To Rise In Number Of Stabbings

From Lad Bible:  http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-asda-to-remove-kitchen-knives-from-sale-due-to-rise-in-stabbings-20190309

Daisy Phillipson
March 9, 2019

Amid the knife crime epidemic that shows no signs of slowing in the UK, Asda has announced it will remove all single kitchen knives for sale at its stores by the end of April 2019.

The supermarket giant made the decision in response to the rising number of stabbings occurring across the country, especially those involving children and young people.

According to The Independent, Asda’s senior vice president, Nick Jones, expressed concern that single kitchen knives were one of their most commonly stolen knife products and could well go on to be used as weapons.

He said: “We strongly believe that we have a responsibility to support the communities that we serve.

“Whilst we have already taken steps to restrict the sale of knives to ensure that they do not fall into the wrong hands, we felt there was more we could be doing to support those looking at how to bring this issue under control.

“We know single knives are the most common knife products to be stolen and that is why we have chosen to remove these items from our stores.

“This is an issue that means a lot to our customers and to our colleagues, and we are committed to playing our small part in helping to make our communities safer for all.”

The move comes after continually rising knife crime figures led many to declare it a national crisis.

Between March 2017 and 2018, there were 285 deaths caused by a knife or sharp instrument – the highest since Home Office records began in the 1940s.

Recent Home Office analysis also showed the number of young people killed by knives rose by nearly 50 per cent last year.

With the death toll rising by the day, knife crime is a growing issue both inside and out of England’s capital and no one seems to be able to come up with a decent solution to curb the concerning trend.

With its latest initiative, Asda is hoping to do its bit while also raising awareness across the country.

A Home Office spokesperson said: “We welcome this move by Asda to restrict access to knives in their stores.

“It is already illegal to sell knives to under 18s and retailers are playing their part in ensuring they don’t fall into the wrong hands.

“In addition our Offensive Weapons Bill will also introduce legislation that will make it harder than ever for young people to purchase knives.”

Actor Idris Elba has also issued a plea to youngsters in an emotional Instagram video.

Continue reading at:  http://www.ladbible.com/news/uk-asda-to-remove-kitchen-knives-from-sale-due-to-rise-in-stabbings-20190309

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Feinstein Pushes To Ban America’s Most Popular Firearm, Again

From America’s 1st Freedom:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2019/3/19/feinstein-pushes-to-ban-america-s-most-popular-firearm-again/

“If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, ‘Mr. and Mrs. America, turn ’em all in,’ I would have done it.”
—U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein

It’s been nearly 25 years since Dianne Feinstein uttered those words while discussing the 1994 ban on semi-automatic rifles, handguns and shotguns. With that proclamation, she made clear her ultimate goal is nothing short of confiscation when it comes to firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens.

Of course, the ’94 ban was an absolute failure. Sold to the country—by Feinstein and others—as a means to combat violent crime, a congressionally mandated study of its effectiveness showed it had no impact on crime. After 10 years, the ban ended when Congress wisely chose to not renew it.

Fast-forward a quarter-century since that misguided, ineffective federal semi-automatic ban was enacted, and Feinstein is still in the Senate—and still promoting banning firearms.

Some things never change.

The latest attack on the Second Amendment by California’s senior senator comes in the form of S. 66, which she introduced on Jan. 9. And while she has made changes to what was enacted in 1994, those changes have made a bad old law into a worse proposed new law.

First, she has greatly expanded the number of firearms that would be impacted. The 1994 ban specifically named about two dozen firearms to be designated as “semi-automatic assault weapons.” Feinstein’s S. 66 singles out more than 200 firearms.

It gets worse.

The ’94 generic definition of a “semi-automatic assault weapon” has been expanded to include almost all popular semi-automatic rifles.

And while S. 66 does grandfather in a “semi-automatic assault weapon” if owned prior to the date that the ban’s restrictions take effect, any future transfer of an affected rifle would be subject to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. That includes transferring the rifle as a “sale, gift or loan.”

Do you want to give your spouse one of the affected firearms as a gift? NICS check.

Continue reading at:  https://www.americas1stfreedom.org/articles/2019/3/19/feinstein-pushes-to-ban-america-s-most-popular-firearm-again/

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New Guns from Kalashnikov USA

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

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