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At least, not if you're under 18 and in the UK Liam Whelan was sent by his stepmother to their local Tesco in Haslingden to buy replacements for the spoons he keeps losing. But staff refused to sell the 57p pack of teaspoons to Liam, from Deardengate, because he was not 18. However, the award for “Most Cake Taken by a Single Utterance” goes to the mother "Knives, forks I can understand but teaspoons? No," she said. This is the end result of the resurrection of the deodand as a valid...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/19/2014 10:17:03 AM | Feedback (8)
Want to take a “Learn to Code Bootcamp” in California? There’s regulation for that These bootcamps have not yet been approved by the BPPE and are therefore being classified as unlicensed postsecondary educational institutions that must seek compliance or be forcibly shut down. Got that? Any learning you do must be approved by the state. You see, you are too stupid to know if the course you are taking is working or not for you and the state is, by it’s very nature, smarter about these kinds of...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/31/2014 12:17:47 PM | Feedback (5)
Here’s a dirty little secret I hope my daughters do not learn while they live in my house. They can do whatever they want, whenever they want, and they can revoke my authority with a simple “no”. Think about it. I could tell them to go brush their teeth and they can say no. I can raise my voice. I can threaten to take away their toys. I can demand they not step foot outside to play with their friends. And they can still say ‘no’. I can offer corporal punishment, but they’re really at the age...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/9/2013 9:48:18 AM | Feedback (9)
Tomorrow I will chaperone my daughter’s classroom to the local aquarium. If I were to go armed, I would be breaking the law. If I didn’t tell the school I’d chaperone, I’d be legal to show up at the aquarium well heeled and walk around with my kid. The only thing that changes is the fact I said I’d volunteer to help. Think about it. I can legally walk around kids at the aquarium, carrying a concealed weapon, posing no threat or harm to them – In fact, as a responsible and concerned parent, I...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/11/2013 8:48:47 AM | Feedback (6)
On the Twitters this morning, I had a scintillating conversation with someone who refused to allow his misconceptions to be corrected. I simply stated that adding new gun laws would have no effect on criminals and he replied with the tired canard “Well, people run red lights, so you want to get rid of all red lights”. The first time you say it, I’ll grant you a slight reprieve because it’s a natural response, but when I clearly point out  that just because I don’t believe Law X will be...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 11/4/2013 11:52:48 AM | Feedback (16)
Linoge sums up the reason why us gunnies oppose gun laws. It’s well worth your time to read, and that’s not just because I had a hand in the thing. I plan on writing my own version of this at some point even though he did a good job covering the bases.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/23/2013 9:23:58 AM | Feedback (1)
An anonymous call is made that a mother is allowing her children to play outside unsupervised (*gasp!* THE HORROR!). Police show up, arrest the mother for child abandonment and sends her to jail… leaving the kids without a parent to supervise them. Honestly, I think that’s one of those times you thank Officer Friendly for showing up, grab your kids, walk inside and lock the door. Part of a cop’s job is to use that wet mass of neurons between his or her ears to determine if the call they...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/18/2012 9:01:28 AM | Feedback (6)
TN Statute 39-17-1305 regarding carrying a gun where booze is sold for consumption on the premises 39-17-1305. Possession of firearm where alcoholic beverages are served. (a)  It is an offense for a person to possess a firearm within the confines of a building open to the public where liquor, wine or other alcoholic beverages, as defined in § 57-3-101(a)(1)(A), or beer, as defined in § 57-6-102(1), are served for on premises consumption. Noticed that sign while taste testing some wine. ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 7/25/2012 8:01:37 PM | Feedback (10)
When you’ve granted the waiting staff carte blanche to dip their jimmies in your minestrone*. A rather left-leaning friend on mine on Facebook was complaining about "A proposed new law in Arizona would give employers the power to request that women being prescribed birth control pills provide proof that they're using it for non-sexual reasons. And because Arizona's an at-will employment state, that means that bosses critical of their female employees' sex lives could fire them as a...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/15/2012 10:02:44 AM | Feedback (7)
But Larry Correia says is much better As for all of the people out there on the internet having a massive freak out about the government potentially damaging something they love… WELCOME TO THE PARTY. You think this is something new or unusual? Nope. This is just about a topic that you happen to be familiar with. If you fall into that camp, I want you to take a deep breath, step back, and examine all of the other issues in the past that you didn’t know jack squat about, but your knee...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/19/2012 11:24:01 AM | Feedback (2)
You will do things you know are illegal This is why Florida Carry pushed HB45. The instant lawmakers, politicians, and bureaucrats realized that they were going to be personally held responsible for violating state preemption laws, they dropped their illegal actions like hot potatoes. In Michigan, cops know that what they are doing is a violation of civil rights, but they don’t care because nothing will happen to them. It’s time the citizens of this country demand that everyone be held to the...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 10/24/2011 9:53:09 AM | Feedback (2)
A bill has been introduced to ban pocket knives from any sort of edumacational campus. Seriously. 20     (2)(a)  A person shall not possess any firearm, electric 21     weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined 22     in s. 790.001(13), including a razor blade or box cutter or a 23     common pocketknife, except as authorized in support of school- ...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 9/22/2011 8:41:21 AM | Feedback (12)
ANOTHER LAW! A teen who had been drinking with his friends was arrested after trying to rob people at gunpoint at the site where the state's most tragic shooting spree occurred. Underage carrying, underage drinking, attempted robbery. However, if we make it illegal for law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms… well, this would have still happened but don’t hold your breath on the anti’s admitting that.
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/17/2011 4:22:51 PM | Feedback (2)
As many people know, during the recent American Library Association national convention, the FCC released a statement declaring their intent to ban the import of specific books into the United States. The new ruling is to be similar to bans in the Weimar Republic back in the 1930’s. The law looks to target certain books based on the number of foreign words or pages in them and while not naming Manga comics directly, it has indicated that books that serve no ‘entertainment purposes’ would not be.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/23/2011 9:00:59 PM | Feedback (22)
Because Go Piss Up A Rope wouldn’t fit in the little box. State Representative Kelli Stargel has filed a bill that would require teachers to grade the parents of the students. HB 255 - Parental Involvement and Accountability in the Public Schools states Parental Involvement and Accountability in the Public Schools: Specifies purpose to provide information & tools to parents of preK-12 students & to set standards for parental accountability; specifies causes for student...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/20/2011 10:28:41 AM | Feedback (18)
Say Uncle brought my attention to this interesting way to purchase a magazine repair kit There are currently no federal restrictions on the sale of high capacity magazines, but several states do have their own restrictions. High capacity magazines can be disassembled into repair kits for shipment to states with high capacity magazine bans. This allows customers to repair magazines that they already legally own. There is a per magazine service charge for disassembling a magazine into a...
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/17/2011 4:05:01 PM | Feedback (19)
When they utter this phrase That's the last thing we want to do, but … So, my lovely town is considering violation of your civil rights to be peachy keen all in the name of DUI prevention. It means if you refuse a breath test during a traffic stop, a judge is on site, and issues a warrant that allows police to perform a mandatory blood test. On the spot. At least the violations are convenient. All in the name of being able to pad the county checkbook DUI prevention. Won’t be long...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 1/6/2011 9:45:01 AM | Feedback (10)
Bill Quick opines about the difficulty in retrieving some firearms of his from another state and bringing them back to California. One of the commenters mentions that technically, he could drive to IN, disassemble the firearms, store the parts in separate containers, and not even have a casing of ammo in the car and be within the laws. To which I replied, if we’re having to do all that to obtain weaponry, then it’s kind moot to get them anyway. This is why I fight against gun laws. I’m 100%...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 12/12/2010 10:27:11 AM | Feedback (1)
Say Uncle links to an interesting concept for a suppressor that uses an adapter and a simple oil filter. This is a legal and registered silencer that is patent pending. It is an adapter that uses a disposable expansion chamber aka a car oil filter. You will get hundreds of shots untill it starts to get loud again. Then all you have to do is throw away the used can and thread another on our adapter. Not something I'd want to try. The ATF isn't known for having any common sense or respect...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 8/11/2010 12:02:45 PM | Feedback (6)
So, I saw this auction for a few Class III lowers. Most had only one bid at around $21. As always, if it's too good to be true, it's too good to be true. Turns out, they're post '86, which means I am not allowed to own one. Think about it. This is just the lower, serialized and stamped in a way that makes it a 'machine gun'. Doesn't matter if you put a bolt action 50 BMG upper on it, it's considered a machine gun. And because that particular piece of aluminum was put into the registry after...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/7/2010 1:18:23 PM | Feedback (21)
JayG has a post up (along with a stunning graphic, if I do say so myself) regarding this lovely little story Concerns about an Oregon Department of Transportation employee who purchased several guns after being placed on leave prompted law enforcement across Southern Oregon to step in. Negotiators and a SWAT team from Medford police safely took a man — whose name wasn't released — into protective custody Monday morning in the 500 block of Effie Street, Medford police said in a news...
posted by by Robb Allen @ 3/10/2010 12:31:55 PM | Feedback (10)
Over at Uncle's place In Texas, we have over 2300 separate felonies alone….including 11 involving oysters. Great. Another state I'm not welcome in.
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posted by by Robb Allen @ 4/23/2009 8:59:37 AM | Feedback (4)

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