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Just wanted to give everyone an update. First, thank you for the continued support! Secondly, we anticipate the government will file their responses on January 16, 2015 to both the Dallas and Philadelphia lawsuits. The DOJ filed a Motion for Extension of Time in Dallas yesterday requesting until January 16, 2015 yesterday and the court granted it today.
As we continue to proceed in both courts, I will keep everyone updated. We also will be joined shortly by Alan Beck from California in both the Texas and Pennsylvania cases. He is a great asset to our team and I am thrilled to have him on our side.
Thank you everyone. I cannot say it enough. I pray that everyone has a safe and happy holiday and I look forward to continuing to fight these unconstitutional laws.
The horrible animals of war, and other stories
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>meet some operators in the lunch room talking about how it used to be in Iraq
>overhear some guys talking about the animals
>tell them my grandpa saw some shit with horrible animals in Morocco
>Operator turns left and begins an awesome story.
>When I was in Iraq we were driving posts for a new fence. I was in the infantry guarding the piledriver machine ACoE used to drive the poles into the sand
>there were some convenient holes, evenly spaced about 12 feet apart all around the location of our new base.
>everything is going better than expected because piledriver machine has no problem driving posts into the ground.
>All of a sudden Arab with 3 camels with all kinds of bags and shit attached to their back begins to approach us and starts flailing his hands wildly and yelling
>no interpreter is available, the best we have is some black guy whose a muslim from chicago and speaks some broken arabic.
>we tell the guy to stop advancing, he keeps coming
>bang bullet whizzes by the arab guys face
>he nearly shits his pants
>wont stop wildly yelling
>but stops moving forward
>camels start to bug out
>black guy thinks he heard somthing about a snake
>thinks the guy is not a problem, tries to talk to him from a safe distance while we all have our M-4's pointed right at the guy and his camels
>piledriver machine almost done with poles.
>ACoE guys getting ready with chicken wire and razor wire for the fence
>black guy appears to be making broken conversation with camel man
>all of a sudden black guy turns the color of michael jackson
>RUN GET AWAY FROM THE PILEDRIVER
>Piledriver guy asks why, is there an IED?
>THE HOLES ARE COBRA HOLES RUN AWAY NOW!
>as the black guy finishes the sentance about 100 cobras come out of each hole and start hissing and bobbing thier heads with hoods open all over the place
>snakes hissing all over the place in the desert
>we run away
Pic related, its the desert cobra and he doesn't fuck around.
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Just had my interview with a firearms officer for a shotgun license. It looks like I'm not going to be getting a license after all:
>be honest and mention my depression on application form
>asked to get a medical report from a doctor at my own expense
>doctor doesn't know me at all and just copies down everything depression-related in my medical file
>nothing at all about how much better I am now
>£100 for an irrelevant piece of shit that will instantly get me rejected
>Firearms officer says today that there is nothing he can put in his report to convince the powers that be otherwise
It doesn't matter that I engage with my doctors for therapy and medication, it doesn't matter that I've had access to knives, ropes, tall buildings, fast-moving vehicles, etc. and still not killed myself, it doesn't matter that my issues happened several years ago. What matters is the content of the doctor's report having a few keywords that instantly stop me from getting a license. Lying doesn't necessarily help either; even if you don't mention mental illness on your license application, your GP is still sent a letter asking "Do you think there is any problem with this person owning firearms?". Your doctor needs to think that you're not a danger to yourself or others, and in their report they need to gush over how safe you will be. I'm unsure whether to appeal the inevitable decision in court, or just apply again later once my new doctor gets to know me. I only want this sodding license so I can use matchlock fucking muskets!
"Banning crazy people from owning guns" is a disingenuous form of gun control that will stop a lot of safe, innocent people from owning guns because those administrating this control don't know enough about mental illness and are unable (or unwilling) to get into the very individual details of someone's particular circumstances.
What does the rest of /k/ think about mental health related gun control? Also, Britbong thread.