CRPA Bylaws

It can be tough to find an online copy of the bylaws for the California Rifle & Pistol association. Here is a link to a copy of the bylaws – the markups show changes proposed by Gene Hoffman, which were rejected without comment by the board of the CRPA.
If anyone’s got a clean copy of the bylaws, I’m happy to host it here.

California Rifle & Pistol Association

Sometimes it’s tough to find information about the California Rifle & Pistol Association. I got copies of their recent tax filings from Guidestar and the CA Attorney General’s webpage and am making them available here so they can be found easily, and eventually OCR’d and indexed by search engines. Enjoy! CRPA 2009 Form 990 CRPA…

Texas attorneys slam IRS for misconduct

I’m intrigued by the thought distortions that plague the typical tax protester – but it seems unfair to ignore the other side of the coin, which would be IRS agents or prosecutors who believe that they can ignore the law the same way that tax protesters do. Two attorneys in Texas – husband and wife,…

Homeland Security’s Automated Targeting System

A number of people have recently discussed the Automated Targeting System – a database system maintained by the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (BCP) which retains data about, among other things, travelers who enter or leave the United States, along with various data about the travelers. The data retained includes, allegedly, meal preferences. More…

Turing’s Treatise on the Enigma

Almost 10 years ago, I requested a copy of Turing’s Treatise on the Enigma from the National Archives & Records Administration via the Freedom of Information Act; when I received it, I only had a flatbed scanner, and sheet-fed scanners were either prohibitively expensive or aggravatingly unreliable, so these 119-odd pages of cryptographic history languished…

SLAPP suit – Eagle Broadband v Does

I got a copy today of the complaint in Eagle Broadband v. Does, a suit filed October 5 in Santa Clara County Superior Court, which may be of interest to others. (If you have trouble reading the complaint, try saving it to your local machine and opening the local copy.)

Michael Lynn’s presentation at Black Hat

John Young at Cryptome has made available a PDF with the now-suppressed slides from Mike Lynn’s controversial presentation at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas this week. Unfortunately, it’s tough to get through to Cryptome due to demand – so I’m making the file available via the Coral distribution network so that everyone…

Tax Protestor Doesn’t Lose Criminal Trial

Recently, one of my neighbors was acquitted in a federal criminal trial. The jury considered four charges: one count of conspiracy to defraud the government by impairing the calculation or collection of tax, and three counts of wilfully aiding the filing of amended income tax returns which were false with respect to a material matter….

Concealed carry permits and homicide rates

Just to see if there’s an easy parallel to the More Guns Less Crime argument, I decided to compare the concealed carry permit issue rate to homicide rates. I found the California Dept of Justice’s page of homicide statistics per county per year. Turns out the five counties with the worst homicide rates in 2003…

Concealed Carry Permits in California, per capita by county

I happened to notice that the California Dept of Justice’s Firearms Division has placed online a report listing, by county, the number of concealed handgun permits issued during the period 1990-2003. I thought it would be interesting to compare the issue rates by population – so I found some census population estimates by county, and…

Blog insurance?

Matt Homann suggests “Blogging Insurance“, whereby some benevolent organization – such as big law firms, or blog software firms, or Google ,(or Santa Claus?) will pay for insurance, meant to fund the legal defense (or indemnification?) where bloggers are sued. Apparently the genesis of this discussion (other commentators have proposed a “Blogger Legal Defense Society“)…

John Young pointed out that the ND CA PACER site now has images online for the ND CA MPAA suit – I grabbed them, here they are for free. I skipped paying for the ADR order and the notification to the Copyright Office that suit had been filed. I don’t have time to monkey with…

So the MPAA has apparently filed suits across the country against P2P filesharers allegedly sharing copyrighted movies. MSNBC mentions that a suit has been filed in the Eastern District of Missouri (St. Louis) – the documents in the case are available via PACER. I downloaded the docs that looked marginally interesting and am making them…

One more link with lots of good data about how electronic voting systems work (or don’t) – this report prepared for the Ohio Secretary of State in December, 2003.

I sent this message to the ABA’s Solosez mailing list, a discussion group frequented by attorneys in solo practice and small firms – sometimes the discussion is about legal topics, other times it’s whatever’s on people’s minds. In this case, voting. A few days later, my friend Andy sent me a link to the http://www.blackboxvoting.org…

More re Indymedia – sent to John Young’s Cryptome mailing list Message-ID: <4918801a0410091806728a832@mail.gmail.com> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 2004 18:06:24 -0700 From: Greg Broiles To: John Young Subject: Re: [Cryptome] Indymedia Raid Cc: cryptome@cryptome.org In-Reply-To: On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 20:03:03 -0700, John Young wrote: > Greg, > > I understand the action taken in the…

I did some reading re the Indymedia incident where computer(s) used to operate a collection of news websites were turned over to the US government, apparently pursuant to a request from a foreign government.