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Number 743, October 27, 2013

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 31
by Neale Osborn

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I'm not generally a fan of supporting bad behavior. This time, I think I have to chalk it up to incipient senility, though, not to stupidity. Bill Russell was one hell of a basketball player. I know his name and face despite not being a fan of hoops at all. Link. No one wants to back up stupidity. And certainly, in today's climate, "forgetting" you put a loaded pistol in your carryon is sheer stupidity. But, a 79 year old man HAS to be cut a little slack. I'm thinking he really did forget. Not that it was an evil act even if it was on purpose. But I digress.....Here's hoping a little common sense can prevail.

Two from one of my favorite members of my gun group on NewsVine, Viner Neffy Teri. Guys, she might be cute and cuddly, but this girl is a serious pistol packin' (not yet a) mama. Dinnae be messing with her. She brought this one to my attention— more proof that Piers Morgan is nothing but a lying idiot who should go back to England, where his politics would fit right in. Link. The frigging idiot reports news, opines about how we Americans must give up all our guns to make him feel safe and happy, and the jackass doesn't even know which Amendment he's advocating removing from the Constitution. Then the liar claims he's never actually advocated gun control. Alan Gottlieb read him the riot act, though.

On CBS This Morning, Morgan stated, "I have no problem, in a country with so many guns in circulation, with a family exercising their First Amendment [sic] right to defend their families with a handgun at home."

[1] UK Daily Mail 12-29-2012— Deport me? If America won't change its crazy gun laws... I may deport myself says Piers Morgan

"Nuff said. Read Alan's piece at the link above. The second piece by Neffy is dealing with a new law overwhelmingly passed by Louisiana last November. Link. The law?:

Almost 75 percent of Louisiana voters who cast ballots in November approved adding to the state constitution, "The right of individuals to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for defense of life and liberty, and for all other legitimate purposes, is fundamental and shall not be denied or infringed, and any restriction on this right must be subjected to strict scrutiny."

Now, many will not agree with allowing convicted felons who have served their time the right to own and carry weapons. I won't get into that right now, other than to say it is my opinion that the high recidivism rate for convicted criminals is, to no small extent, the direct result of our prejudicial system of continuing to punish criminals after they leave jail. People who have, according to the law, paid their debt to society and are now free. Yet are denied rights (there's no provision for stripping rights in the Constitution) that are Constitutionally enumerated. But you GOTTA love the amendment! I'd like to see it cross the nation. Ideally, added to the 2nd Amendment or as a new Amendment to the Constitution. (Inside joke coming) 2 gold stars to Neffy Teri.

You know, it's always pissed me off when people use "Do you REALLY think that if the government uses the military and the police to forcibly disarm you, you could actually fight and win?" or "Do you REALLY think an armed revolt could defeat the federal government if you ever tried?" as justification for eliminating the 2nd Amendment. These two arguments are ALWAYS used when I point out that the 2nd Amendment isn't just about duck hunting, or only about self defense against a mugger or carjacker. That it is about, ultimately, our right to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government. One of my favorite contributors to The Libertarian Enterprise wrote the following in his article this week. Link.

Even if resistance was futile, as Patrick Swayze said in Red Dawn "We're all going to die, so let's die standing up." That was why a group of ragtag Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto chose to fight, knowing that they would likely be crushed by the Nazi war machine. That was why 300 Spartans choose to fight the overwhelming force of the Persian army, instead of surrendering. That was also true of the people of United 93. Chances are those people knew they were going die, but instead of allowing the hijackers to proceed with their plans, they choose to fight. They all realized that it was better to die on their feet then on their knees.

While the article is about the revisionists saying that A) the Nazis didn't disarm anybody but the Jews (Lie number one) and that B) even if they hadn't disarmed the Jews, the Jews would never have been able to resist the Nazis anyway (Lie number two— look at the Warsaw Ghetto), the point of the article is summed up by the above quote. It really IS better to go down fighting than to go down kneeling over an open ditch. Thanks, Sean Gangol, for an excellent article.

Is this more stupid cops, making stupid mistakes, or a righteous shoot? Link. Now, do not get me wrong— carrying a replica AK and a plastic pistol around any city these days is not a sign of great intelligence. But generally speaking, it's pretty easy to tell someone is a kid. And unless he pointed the "gun" at the police (which the story does not mention) they had absolutely no excuse to shoot him. I'm hoping like hell there's more to the story than this.

One of my friends posted this in the comment section of a previous rant, and I liked it so much, I felt obliged to make it part of the body of THIS one! Link. Talk about poetic justice, just gotta hope the homeowner doesn't get sued for improperly storing a loaded firearm of something. My thanks to A. Leone for the Link.

Detective John Williams says investigators found a shotgun and the rifle Sunday morning, side by side on the passenger-side floorboard of a stolen farm truck, barrels pointed at the driver.

Williams says it appears that a lever on the shotgun got into the trigger guard of the rifle. When the truck hit a bump in the road, the rifle fired once, striking and killing Mendoza in a freak accident.

However, Sheriff Bob Wolfe said police are still investigating the incident to make sure no other parties were involved in the burglary. He added that it seemed clear that Mendoza's death was accidental and the result of failing to safely store the weapons he stole.

Und so, next Ve get to the capitol of Nazi Amerika. Link. A man faces felony charges for possessing an empty rifle shell, a dud 12 ga round, and other non-gun items in Washington DC. In addition, his sister, in a neighboring town, is facing legal hassles for storing QUITE LEGALLY her brother's firearms and refusing to allow DC cops to search her home.

The police banged on the front door of Mr. Witaschek's Georgetown home at 8:20 p.m. on July 7, 2012, to execute a search warrant for "firearms and ammunition ... gun cleaning equipment, holsters, bullet holders and ammunition receipts."

What the FUCK!?!? Holsters? Gun cleaning equipment? AMMU-FUCKING-NITION RECEIPTS??? Our nation's capitol, supposed to represent America, has become a Nazi-like police state far worse than I ever suspected. In DC, "D.C. law requires residents to register every firearm with the police, and only registered gun owners can possess ammunition, which includes spent shells and casings. The maximum penalty for violating these laws is a $1,000 fine and a year in jail." I can't quote anymore. I have to watch my Blood Pressure. Read the article for yourself. Thanks to NewsVine member Reality Check for the Link.

For the Gunsmith's Korner this week we have...... Nada. No one asked, and I didn't think of much to cover except for a shameless plug for my favorite gun-care product. BreakFree CLP. It's a cleaner AND lubricant rolled up in one. Aerosol or liquid, it works great. It leaves behind a thin layer of Teflon. I use it as the first step in any repair job, and finish the job with a thin coat.

That wraps up this week's rant.

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