Obama admin finalizes gun control rules on the way out the door
For some time now I've been pointing out the effort by the Obama Administration to classify as many categories of people as "mentally defective" as they could stretch the definition to include, and thus bar those people from purchasing, and possibly from possessing firearms. Under an extreme interpretation they might even be subject to confiscation.
In truth this is little more than the last spiteful act of a man whose agenda was rejected by Congress and who has lost the position of power he once held. What Obama can put in place by fiat can be removed the same way. Yet we must be vigorous in ensuring that all these last-minute changes are removed, root and branch, lest they return to trouble us in the future.
This one seems to fall into the "better safe than sorry" category, someone the FBI picked up because he was on their list and they wanted to preempt a possible Christmas-season attack after the last few attacks in Europe.
It doesn't have to be a long four years of this. All that has to be done is to stop tolerating it. That is, investigate each credible threat of violence received by the electors, identify the person who sent it, charge them with making terroristic threats, and start building a case for incitement of violence against the people who posted contact information and encouraged the threats. As soon as these "activists" realize their violence will not be tolerated, it will stop. Jail time has a way of encouraging people to reconnect with reality.
Then go after the people funding the electoral college full court press under RICO.
Appeals court rules that phone unlock code can be compelled
This is an obvious violation of the 5th Amendment, which (in theory anyway) blocks being compelled to testify against yourself. The judge draws the analogy to police compelling someone to produce the key to a safe. The problem is that the key to a safe is a physical item, which can be obtained by search warrant. I've never heard of a physical search that compelled the subject to actually assist the police in locating evidence against them. Any such "assistance" is usually obtained by demanding the keys to locks on threat of smashing the whole place if they are not provided. (Often, the whole place is smashed anyway).
And what will they do to you if you claim you can't remember the code? Probably violate the 8th Amendment. That's the one barring "cruel and unusual punishment", if you're wondering.
Those missing poll books are probably missing while the people who ran up the fake vote totals frantically try to cover it up. The unsealed envelopes are the ones that have already been covered up. And the missing ballots with more votes in the poll book than ballots in the boxes? Could be they just removed the Trump ballots.
Suffice it to say, the problems are pretty obvious when you actually have a recount effort. And the best part is, Trump got the Green party and the Democrats to pay for the recount that's giving him votes and exposing Democrat vote fraud!
At this rate, Mexico really will pay for the wall.
There are some interesting questions raised by this article that are neither asked nor answered within the text. The most prominent is: why did the FBI need to instruct their field offices to continue the investigation? That suggests very strongly that someone at some point told them to stop the investigation
This is how you turn a contentious election into a shooting civil war
And there are people willing to do this on the basis of anonymous "sources" from within the intelligence agencies that have been run by the losing party for the last 8 years. And there are major media outlets giving airtime and attention to this bullshit.
Nearly 40% of Detroit precincts returned results that were not only clearly fraudulent, they were impossible in the absence of vote fraud. That only happens when there is a systemic problem. And Detroit is far from the only city to have this problem.
SaysUncle doesn't see one. Personally, I think it's something that would enable "smart" gun designs. Replace traditional mechanical firing pins with lasers, and you've eliminated the need to mechanically lock the action to disable the firearm. You just don't power the laser. This also addresses concerns about battery power ("Your laser already runs on a battery anyway, why are you worried?") and provides at least a talking point for reliability concerns as well.
Virginia appeals court blocks photo ID requirement for carry
It's worth noting that this is a somewhat deceptive summary. The ruling is that the lower court itself cannot require a photo ID since that is not a requirement under state law. If state law did require it, there wouldn't be a problem. This is more a case of slapping down a judge who overstepped his authority than a fundamental 2nd Amendment decision.