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Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 5th, 2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 272,727
Posted By Hopalong
I like how Vinnie DeMarco was on the air this...

I like how Vinnie DeMarco was on the air this morning talking about how this ruling doesn't impact the HQL.

Of course it doesn't Vinnie, that's an entirely different court case. For what you get...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 4th, 2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 272,727
Posted By Hopalong
Nothing is overturned at this point. All this...

Nothing is overturned at this point. All this ruling is is an order for the district to re-evaluate the case based on strict scrutiny instead of the much more lax intermediate scrutiny.

Basically,...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 4th, 2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 272,727
Posted By Hopalong
2A Duexday?

2A Duexday?
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 4th, 2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 272,727
Posted By Hopalong
Right, the HQL was the subject of the other...

Right, the HQL was the subject of the other pending lawsuit. A very prudent, albeit expensive, move.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 4th, 2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 272,727
Posted By Hopalong
I was one of the guests. My browser had logged me...

I was one of the guests. My browser had logged me out....

Also, this is amazing news. This ruling doesn't change anything for us now and the law still stands, but the 4th pretty clearly laid out...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 21st, 2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 31,834
Posted By Hopalong
It's not so much a matter of "force of law" as it...

It's not so much a matter of "force of law" as it is a clarification of existing law. If Hogan acted against it and someone took him to court over it, the AG decision would likely hold great sway...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 21st, 2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 31,834
Posted By Hopalong
This is precisely why I took a little MDS break. ...

This is precisely why I took a little MDS break.


Do you know what we call officials in the executive branch who ignore the finding of their attorneys general and do what they please because they...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues September 21st, 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 31,834
Posted By Hopalong
Man, I can tell it's been a while since I've...

Man, I can tell it's been a while since I've posted here. I kept trying to "like' certain posts. :innocent0

Bottom line is this: The approach everyone, including myself, hoped Hogan would take...
Forum: National 2A Issues September 29th, 2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 413,961
Posted By Hopalong
And the very next day, Eric Holder announces his...

And the very next day, Eric Holder announces his resignation, pending the appointment of a replacement.

Coincidence?
Forum: National 2A Issues July 28th, 2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,730
Views: 400,131
Posted By Hopalong
This is fabulous news. This case has "The New...

This is fabulous news. This case has "The New Heller" written all over it, and the language used in the ruling indicates that Judge Sculin is aware of its significance.

As much as I am excited by...
Forum: National 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,776
Posted By Hopalong
This probably isn't something cause by an Obama...

This probably isn't something cause by an Obama policy. The downward trend started in '04, right in the middle of W. Bush's presidency. Whatever happened to start the trend started there.

However,...
Forum: National 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By Hopalong
Daily Kos: Getting Trolled, or Trolling Us?

Take a minute and read this short article (http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/07/21/1315466/-GUNS-GOONS-AND-GEORGIA#) on Georgia's new gun laws in the Daily Kos. Pay particular attention to the image...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 721
Views: 110,411
Posted By Hopalong
You are correct, and I see Frosh issuing that...

You are correct, and I see Frosh issuing that very opinion having that very impact as soon as he takes office. This is the short-term picture.

As much as Frosh would like it, an AG's opinion...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 40,656
Posted By Hopalong
Thank you for clarifying.

Thank you for clarifying.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 40,656
Posted By Hopalong
There's one key thing that you're overlooking....

There's one key thing that you're overlooking. Martin O'Malley alienated a lot of Democrats with his tax policies, and most people here see Anthony Brown as an extension of O'Malley. There's lots of...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 721
Views: 110,411
Posted By Hopalong
According to the letter of the law, the MSP has...

According to the letter of the law, the MSP has never had a leg to stand on for treating AR lowers as regulated firearms.

1. AR lowers are not a handgun.
2. AR lowers are not a regulated long...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 40,656
Posted By Hopalong
So are you saying that you're going to vote for...

So are you saying that you're going to vote for Brown in November?

(Not trying to be incendiary or pick a fight, just clarifying.)
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 24th, 2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 419
Views: 40,656
Posted By Hopalong
First off, sorry I went dark for so long. I...

First off, sorry I went dark for so long. I needed to recharge a bit after the legislative session, then some rather stressing personal stuff happened that made me stop and re-prioritize things, and...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues May 6th, 2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 174,686
Posted By Hopalong
As much as I'm a believer in the "Lose Fast"...

As much as I'm a believer in the "Lose Fast" mantra, the whole idea behind it is to win in the end. If you laid a shoddy foundation by rushing early, you defeat the purpose.

tl;dr: Be patient. B^)
Forum: National 2A Issues May 6th, 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 117,531
Posted By Hopalong
Absolutely in jest, hence the winky face.

Absolutely in jest, hence the winky face.
Forum: National 2A Issues May 6th, 2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 117,531
Posted By Hopalong
Some things to remember here folks: 1....

Some things to remember here folks:

1. Denying cert is not the same as affirmation of the ruling in question. It simply means that the court didn't want to take that case. The court has not said...
Forum: National 2A Issues May 6th, 2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,517
Posted By Hopalong
Remember folks, compared to past civil rights...

Remember folks, compared to past civil rights battles we are still moving at absolutely breakneck pace. SCOTUS not taking every 2A case that comes its way isn't them showing a lack of interest, it's...
Forum: National 2A Issues May 2nd, 2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,674
Views: 272,712
Posted By Hopalong
They likely want Gore's position on record...

They likely want Gore's position on record formally, not just a lack of reply or media comments.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 29th, 2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,380
Posted By Hopalong
Famous? Pfft. I'm just a guy who talks too much....

Famous? Pfft. I'm just a guy who talks too much. ;^)

Thanks YD for the opportunity. It was a lot of fun.
Forum: National 2A Issues April 28th, 2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 117,531
Posted By Hopalong
If only there was a SCOTUS Justice named...

If only there was a SCOTUS Justice named Wapner....

:innocent0
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 23rd, 2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 40,656
Posted By Hopalong
As with Andi, these are my own words. I'm not...

As with Andi, these are my own words. I'm not endorsing anyone, nor am I speaking on behalf of any organization or elected official.



At the end of the day, I think it's safe to say that none...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 21st, 2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,554
Posted By Hopalong
O'Malley has been against legalization for some...

O'Malley has been against legalization for some time. He did warm up to decriminalization though, so legalization may still happen on his watch.

We'll see.
Forum: National 2A Issues April 21st, 2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,512
Posted By Hopalong
The thing that really baffles me about this whole...

The thing that really baffles me about this whole situation is that they've had a Twitter account (@Everytown) active since 2011, and it's been posting as far back as I had the patience to look. By...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 19th, 2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,782
Posted By Hopalong
Also Brian, I shared your video on my 'blog post...

Also Brian, I shared your video on my 'blog post (http://blog.goodandsubstantial.net/2014/04/no-place-for-everytown.html) about the fiasco. More hits for you!
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 19th, 2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,782
Posted By Hopalong
The further irony of the situation? Everytown has...

The further irony of the situation? Everytown has been an active Twitter campaign for months, and the Twitter account, @Everytown (https://twitter.com/Everytown), dates back to February of 2011....
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 19th, 2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 174,686
Posted By Hopalong
Maybe, but don't forget that we won at District...

Maybe, but don't forget that we won at District with Woollard, and nobody was expecting that. There's more pro-2A jurisprudence on our side since then, so who knows.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 19th, 2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By Hopalong
Thanks to all of you for the traffic. The vast...

Thanks to all of you for the traffic. The vast majority of my hits come from MDShooters. Keep using your powers for good!




Thanks. Patience for gun control advocates I have in abundance....
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 19th, 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,782
Posted By Hopalong
Congrats Brian, you've created a meme. B^)

Congrats Brian, you've created a meme. B^)
Forum: National 2A Issues April 18th, 2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 117,531
Posted By Hopalong
Don't get me wrong, I'm not hoping this happens....

Don't get me wrong, I'm not hoping this happens. I'd much rather them take Drake.

I was just wondering out loud because at this point that's really any of us can do aside from wait.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues April 18th, 2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,782
Posted By Hopalong
Our powers are insignificant next to the power of...

Our powers are insignificant next to the power of MDShooters. May they always be used for good.
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