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New Jersey Town Becomes 2nd Amendment Sanctuary

Looks like the events in VA are possibly starting a domino effect. Even a yankee state known for massive gun control now has a town now becoming a sanctuary.

“West Milford is now a self-proclaimed “sanctuary township” for law-abiding gun owners, though the provocative designation is purely symbolic.

The township council approved last week a non-binding resolution that “opposes further interference with, or abridging of, the rights of lawful gun owners.”

West Milford Council President Pete McGuinness said the local resolution, introduced by another council member and approved in a 5-0 vote on Dec. 4, was modeled after a resolution adopted in Illinois. It appears to be the first of its kind in New Jersey.

“We’re just letting the community know we are a gun-friendly, Second Amendment-positive township,” McGuinness said.

The mostly-rural town in Passaic County is home to 26,000 people and covers nearly 76 square miles.

The resolution declares West Milford a “Second Amendment/lawful gun owner sanctuary township” and criticizes “red flag laws” that have been adopted by at least 17 states, including New Jersey, partly in response to mass shootings.”

https://www.nj.com/passaic-county/2019/12/were-a-gun-friendly-community-town-declares-itself-a-sanctuary-for-2nd-amendment.html

Virginia House Bill 67

Looks like the government of VA is now leaning on the cops they are going to try to use to enforce their gun laws.

HOUSE BILL NO. 67 Offered January 8, 2020 Prefiled December 5, 2019 A BILL to amend and reenact §§ 40.1-55 through 40.1-57.1 and 40.1-58.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to strikes by certain government employees. ———- Patron– Carter ———- Committee Referral Pending ———-

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §§ 40.1-55 through 40.1-57.1 and 40.1-58.1 of the Code of Virginia are amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 40.1-55. Public safety employee striking terminates, and becomes temporarily ineligible for, public employment.

A. As used in this article, “public safety employee” means any law-enforcement officer, as defined in § 9.1-500.

B. Any public safety employee of the Commonwealth, or of any county, city, town or other political subdivision thereof, or of any agency of any one of them, who, in concert with two or more other such employees, for the purpose of obstructing, impeding or suspending any activity or operation of his employing agency or any other governmental agency, strikes or willfully refuses to perform the duties of his employment shall, by such action, be deemed to have terminated his employment and shall thereafter be ineligible for employment in any position or capacity during the next twelve 12 months by the Commonwealth, or any county, city, town or other political subdivision of the Commonwealth, or by any department or agency of any of them.

§ 40.1-56. Department head, etc., to notify public safety employee of such termination, etc.

In any such case the head of any department of the state government, or the mayor of any city or town, or the chairman of the board of supervisors or other governing body of any county, or the head of any other such employing agency, in which such a public safety employee whose employment was terminated pursuant to § 40.1-55 was employed, shall forthwith notify such public safety employee of the fact of the termination of his employment and at the same time serve upon him in person or by registered mail a declaration of his ineligibility for reemployment as before provided. Such declaration shall state the fact upon which the asserted ineligibility is based.

§ 40.1-57. Appeal by public safety employee from declaration of ineligibility.

In the event that any such public safety employee whose employment was terminated pursuant to § 40.1-55 feels aggrieved by such declaration of ineligibility he may within ninety 90 days after the date thereof appeal to the circuit court of the county or the circuit court of the city in which he was employed by filing a petition therein for a review of the matters of law and fact involved in or pertinent to the declaration of ineligibility. A copy of the petition shall be served upon or sent by registered mail to the official signing the declaration, who may file an answer thereto within ten 10 days after receiving the same. The court or the judge thereof in vacation shall, as promptly as practicable, hear the appeal de novo and notify the employee and the signer of the declaration of ineligibility of the time and place of hearing. The court shall hear such testimony as may be adduced by the respective parties and render judgment in accordance with the law and the evidence. Such judgment shall be final.

§ 40.1-57.1. Appeal by employer for reemployment of terminated public safety employee.

Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, in the event that the employer of an individual terminated under this article deems it necessary for the protection of the public welfare that such individual be reemployed within the twelve 12 months following his termination, the employer may, within ninety 90 days after the date of the declaration of ineligibility, appeal to the circuit court of the county or the circuit court of the city in which the individual was employed by filing a petition therein setting forth the reasons why the public welfare requires reemployment. A copy of the petition shall be served upon or sent by registered mail to the former public safety employee, who may file an answer therein ten 10 days after receiving the same. The court or the judge thereof in vacation shall notify the employer and former public safety employee of the time and place of the hearing on the appeal, such hearing to be de novo and to be held as promptly as possible. The court shall hear such testimony as may be adduced by the respective parties and render judgment in accordance with the law and the evidence. Such judgment shall be final.

§ 40.1-58.1. Application of article to public employers and public safety employees.

As used in this article, the words, “person,” “persons,” “employer,” “employees,” “union,” “labor union,” “association,” “organization,” and “corporation” shall include but not be limited to public employers, public employees, and any representative of public employees in this the Commonwealth. The application of this article to public employers, public employees, and their representatives shall not be construed as modifying in any way the application of § 40.1-55 to government public safety employees as defined in such section.

https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?201+ful+HB67

M1943 Field Jacket

Christmas came a little bit early for ya boy this year. Thanks to my old friend and friend of the website and sometimes contributor, CJ. I never been one of those guys who strolls into a Goodwill and walks out with several hundred dollars worth of vintage military uniforms for a few dollars but CJ is. My friend brought me several unifoms he got in a goodwill and one of the pieces is this MINTY US M1943 field jacket. This is the jacket worn by the US Army. Not widespread until late 1944, the M43 jacket( and uniform) is what you would have seen worn in the winter and fall of 44-45. An example would be in the series Band Of Brothers, the M43 jacket is what you see them wearing for operation market garden and after.

The M43 was replaces by the M1951 which is nearly identical except it is a zip up front instead of all button. The M51 was then replaces by the apparently immortal M65 field jacket. A classic for sure that never will lose its cool factor . As long as its the OD green version.

The M43 above must have been owned by a career soldier who used it into the time the M51 and M65 was issued. The black and gold US ARMY name tape came along later and the owner sewed it on the older jacket.

If you guys like this sort of thing let me know and I will post pictures of my M51 and M65 field jackets and talk a bit about those.