Various Thoughts

10/27/2021 7:06 PM | Anonymous

Various Thoughts  by Tom Reynolds

ANTI-2A companies and CEO’s

Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has published a list of companies and/or their decision makers that have instituted anti-firearm corporate policy or have pressed lawmakers to enact further anti-gun legislation.  SCOPE makes no claims as to its accuracy (but has no reason to doubt it, either).  We thought it worth passing on to our members.  The following is the link:

Don’t Feed The Gun Prohibitionists! | Citizens Committee For The Right To Keep And Bear Arms (


Tannerite has been used for explosive targets for years.  These targets can be bought on-line or home-made.

A SCOPE member pointed out something that members should be aware of:

In 2019, Governor Cuomo signed bill S5276a which: “…would prohibit the storage, use or purchase of the explosive Tannerite or similar product sold under a different name without the proper license or other authorization to do so under the provisions of law”.

Shooting Movies

Alec Baldwin has been a frequent critic of gun owners (and all things not liberal).  He just shot and killed one person and wounded a second person on a movie set. 

It’s a tragedy that anyone gets killed in an accidental shooting.  This would never happen if people followed basic firearm safety.  Whatever happened, it’s certain that Baldwin did not follow basic safety procedures.

Be careful in accepting the explanations that will be forthcoming.  It happened in Santa Fe, New Mexico, which is heavily used in movie productions.  Local officials will not want to antagonize their source of revenue.  Look for some lower-level person to get the blame in the media. 

By the way, California passed Proposition 63 in 2016.  In contains many anti 2A restrictions but it exempts “Hollywood” from these restrictions.  The “Hollywood Reporter” wrote that at “any moment, between 5,000 and 7,000” of just one studio supplier’s guns “are in circulation”.

No background checks or waiting periods required when it’s Hollywood.  One of the questions on a NICS check has to do with the use of illegal drugs.  That would disqualify half of Hollywood.

BATFE news

CBS News uncovered allegations of fraud, waste and abuse at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Wait a minute...Fraud, waste and abuse in a government agency!  “Say it ain’t so, Joe.  Say it ain’t so.”

Remember, it was this agency that Joe Biden nominated a fiercely anti-gun person to be its director.  Perhaps, Biden should have passed on his anti-gun agenda and made cleaning up corruption a higher priority. 

California Dreaming – a nightmare

There are 100 cargo ships waiting to be unloaded off California’s coast in a major supply chain boondoggle.  The backup is due to a lack of trucks to transport the containers off the docks and warehouses.  The truck shortage is a direct result of fewer trucks meeting California’s strict environmental laws.  This also leads to a growing a lack of storage space, as containers are filling up every available storage space while waiting for a truck. 

This is a good example of why SCOPE sent Monday’s e-mail about Proposal Two on the November ballot; ceding more power to Albany on the basis of environmental concerns will only further fracture our society and our economy and make NY more like California (than it already is).

Thankfully, shipments of guns and ammo from Russia are not part of this problem since Joe Biden had already stopped them.  (Sarcasm intended.) 

With Biden’s unerring sense of getting to the root cause of the problem - using his and Pete Buttigeig’s lack of real-world experience as guidance - Biden is blaming the “Just in Time Inventory” programs that have been around for decades without this problem.  He has also decided to open the port to unloading 24 hours a day but has yet to figure out where the extra containers will be stored as they wait for trucks. 

Didn’t Ronald Reagan say that the most dangerous words were, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”.  

Biting back at the left

Gun owners are not the only ones who are in the sights of the radical left, who have made destruction of the 2nd Amendment one of their priorities.  It’s always nice to see the radical left’s positions come back to bite them.

The leftist Commissioner of Major League Baseball (MLB) moved this summer’s All Star game from Atlanta to Denver over Georgia’s new voter laws.  He, of course, ignored that Colorado probably has more restrictive voter laws than Georgia and, in addition, he has no problem doing business with China and Cuba (the latter two are not exactly paragons of human rights). It was another attempt by the left to punish anyone who disagrees with them, while ignoring all other aspects of their actions.

Now, the Atlanta Braves are in the World Series and in the center of the baseball universe.

Whoever you favor in the World Series, you must admit that it would be sweet if Atlanta won the series in five games and the Commissioner had to present the trophy to Atlanta - in Atlanta.

Will the leftist Commissioner call the team the “Braves” since that’s another made up issue by the left to exert their power?      

Will he even show up for the games?  If he does, will the stadium erupt in “Let’s go Brandon” cheers and, if they do, what will the announcers do.

What’s the Metaverse?

Tuesday’s newspaper had a big article on the Metaverse.  For those of you who are not versed in the Metaverse - like me – apparently, it’s a movement to spend even more of your life on the computer instead of the real world.  (Like right now!)

The same day’s Dilbert cartoon was ironic:

Wally to Dilbert – “I’m falling in love with my Amazon Alexa device...Are you sticking with humans?

Dilbert - “For now, but keep me in the loop on how your thing works out.”

There are lots of video games that allow you to shoot imaginary guns.  But I’ll stick to a real firing range (and real women).  And not just for now!

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