In a couple weeks there’s going to be a “Half-Fast” Cowboy Action Match – which I think is what they call a practice. I’ve got the .44-40 Vaquero, the .44-40 Rossi model ’92, and the Stoeger 12-guage coach-gun – might as well pull on my boots, grab my hat and go Cowboy! We’ll see. Apparently there’s a bunch of rules, one being no jacketed bullets, no steel-shot. Now do I gotta go get me a big old bowie knife and a leather jacket with fringe?
Good news on the California Liberation Front (State of Jefferson Edition): Federal judge blocks new California high-capacity magazine ban.
San Diego-based U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez ruled that the ban approved by the Legislature and voters last year takes away gun owners’ Second Amendment rights and amounts to the government taking people’s private property without compensation. “Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of otherwise law-abiding citizens will have an untenable choice: become an outlaw or dispossess one’s self of lawfully acquired property,” Benitez wrote. “The State of California’s desire to criminalize simple possession of a firearm magazine able to hold more than 10 rounds is precisely the type of policy choice that the Constitution takes off the table,” the injunction read. Benitez said he was mindful of voters’ approval and government’s legitimate interest in protecting the public but added that the “Constitution is a shield from the tyranny of the majority.” Gun owner’s constitutional rights “are not eliminated simply because they possess `unpopular’ magazines holding more than 10 rounds,” he wrote in a 66-page decision.