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L. Neil Smith's
Number 742, October 20, 2013

Only the Zero Aggression Principle, and
the freedom it generates, can save us from
the same oblivion that swallowed the Sumerians,
the Babylonians, the Egyptians, the ancient
Greeks, the Romans, and the British

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 30
by Neale Osborn

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Fired?!?! REALLY? Shannon "Bear" Cothran pulled out his concealed Pistol and caused a knife-wielding thief to flee the gas station he was attempting to rob. Police confirmed the attempted theft, and the fleeing thief. When Cothran notified the parent company, he was promptly fired for violating company policies on firearms and thefts. No guns, and reward thieves by giving up the cash. Despite support from the store manager AND the district manager, they fired him for his efforts. Link. Wanna bet he gets offered a job within a week?

Nanny Bloomberg just can't stand not being allowed to be a dictator, and losing a court battle. Link. So he's trying to re-open the court case so he can decide how much soda you can buy in a single container. in addition to interfering in the lives of Americans, he's ALSO interfering in the lives of wanna-ba Americans—he's a huge supporter of new taxes in Mexico on sugary soft drinks and candy. I guess he's a multi-cultural nanny. Should we call him Au Pair Bloomberg now?

A new feature to the rant is right here, right now. Da dada DAHHHH! It's The Gunsmith's Corner. Send me your gun repair or function questions, and if I can't answer them, I know who can.

Susan Callaway has been working on some other projects, so she sent us a guest article. Link. Authored by Brad Harrington [ reprinted in full in this issue here—Editor ]. An excerpt follows:

So, again, ladies and gentlemen, in closing, let me reiterate: PRACTICE your personal and intellectual power. Do NOT give your sanction or support to the thugs who are ruling you through your own tacit consent. Make such thugs display the true nature of the source of their so-called power by performing their demands at the point of a gun. If they place you in jail, if they steal your property, if they burn down your house or place you in front of a firing squad—do NOT given them the power of your sanction! Our forefathers once swore on their 'lives, fortunes and sacred honor" to defend the ideas of liberty—have we become so timid and programmed by the machine that we cannot stand up and do the same?

Once this issue is seen for what it is, with the window-dressing of the legal and social system and your voluntary compliance stripped away, you'd be surprised by how fast they retreat. You—as one human being, as one individual, as the spirit of one indomitable mind—are the key. "Become the change you wish to see in the world." And, together, not as a mass but as a collection of such individuals, we can topple these regimes any time we care to—because it is actually our sanction and our consent that makes such rule possible! My suggestion for you, today, would be to act accordingly and quit granting the rule of brute force a dignity and respect it does not deserve and has not earned... For, again, it is such tragic errors that maintain such rule, and when we finally realize that you cannot enslave a free man, but only kill him, our Second Renaissance will be assured.

I live in New York state. The only state to abstain from signing the Declaration of Independence. And again, we prove our state to be full of people who have no concept of the law. No, silly, not the citizens. I mean the government. Not only do they violate the US Constitution's 2nd Amendment with the NYSAFE Act, they ALSO violate the 4th Amendment in order to violate the 2nd! Link. You will note that the link contains links to other sources for more details. But to put it simply, a legally licensed handgun (three words that do not belong together, Constitutionally speaking), presented upon request to a cop (who had no right to take the weapon or ask for it), was unlawfully searched and found to contain 3 rounds more than the (unconstitutional) NYSAFE Act permits, and a man faces up to 6 months in jail.

So let me see if I get this straight—the "shrine" to the souls of 200+ who died for freedom is off limits to demonstrations, even ones aimed straight at PRTECTING freedoms? I. for one, an glad this traditional "off limits" has been broken. Link. Of course, the article comes from an organization diametrically opposed to firearms rights, and these idiots at MSN are NEVER going to present firearms rights advocates sympathetically.

...rally organizers say the site fits their cause, protesting a San Antonio local ordinance they say impinges on firearms rights. "We're doing this to show that we're not going to back down," said Victoria Montgomery, a spokeswoman for Open Carry Texas, one of the groups behind the event.

The gun groups organized the rally after a confrontation with San Antonio police two months ago. Police threatened to arrest several activists who were carrying their rifles outside a Starbucks.

Texas law prohibits open carrying of handguns but has no similar restriction for long guns. The Texas penal code, however, does bar display of a "deadly weapon in a public place in a manner calculated to alarm." A San Antonio ordinance restricts firearms in public parks or at political rallies.

"We are going to fight for our rights, and it's not OK for police to just say whatever they want and make up the rules as they go along," said Montgomery.

The eyes of Texas are upon you.... Stand strong.

Dinnae be fergettin' yer customized quotes and gremes! This wraps up this week's rant.

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