Archive for July 2011
I’ll be visiting my parents in Colorado in the near future, so I am going to take the opportunity to chronicle the relatively complex process of traveling with a firearm in a state that does not honor my Ohio concealed carry licence.
This post will be my to-do list in preparation for the trip.
- Join Armed Citizens’ Legal Defense Fund. (done)
- Look up the TSA’s firearms check in policy and print out a copy.
- Look up the airline’s firearms check in policy and print out a copy.
- Buy two non-TSA locks for my pistol case.
- Buy TSA locks for my suitcase.
- Buy a larger gunbelt, in black to match my Kydex OWB holster. (done)
- Look up laws on recording police in Colorado. (Is legal if I am party to the conversation or visibly present, 18-9-304)
- Become intimately familiar with Colorado laws relevant to open carry. (RMGO.org)
- Try to make a complete list of which of the tourist spots we plan to visit prohibit firearms.
If anyone every asks you what’s wrong with Ohio’s duty to inform law, you can just point them to this:
Intentional or not, Officer Adrenaline engaged in entrapment through intimidation. That’s why William is still facing charges of failure to inform even though the arresting officer has been suspended pending an investigation of the video showing the officer threatening to kill him over a minor misdemeanor. Twice.
Indeed it does. A logical person would conclude that we need fewer obligations, and yet the political class wants us to keep all of our obligations, and take on new ones besides.
I haven’t been posting much about the F&F scandal lately. The truth is, I just can’t keep up with all the insanity surrounding this government led disaster.
Mike Vanderboegh over at his blog, the Sipsey Street Irregulars, has been keeping up with it though. Go read his blog, and keep going back every day.
Not only do we have the ATF in Arizona walking guns into Mexico, we have the ATF in Florida walking guns into Honduras. We also have every reason to think the same thing was going on in Texas. There question is no longer whether other branches of the ATF were involved, but how many more.
I have to wonder whether any California branches were involved. They might have consciously excluded them in an effort to make California gun control laws look more effective than they really are. Of course that relies on the assumption that these people are even remotely competent. Time will tell.
A sample of Sean’s wit, “Am I the only person on the planet that didn’t get guns from the ATF?” is now available as a T-shirt. This is likely to be the only good thing to come out of this whole sorry mess, so go order one.