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Number 745, November 17, 2013

The most common threat to individual liberty in the
United States of America is "local law enforcement."

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 33 & 34
by Neale Osborn

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Rant the 33rd

Doesn't this beat all?.... A Georgia school system has filed a criminal trespass warning against an Army veteran, telling the mother she's not to come on school property or she will face arrest.

An Army veteran living in Georgia says she wants an apology from her daughter's former school after being banned from the building for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit to her Facebook page, reports.

Tanya Mount says she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education at McBean Elementary School and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning.

The officer told her that the principal at the school was "scared" of her and did not want her on the school property, she told the station.

"He asks: 'Were you in the Army?,"' she said. "I said, yes. He's like, 'Do you have a concealed weapons permit?' I said yes," she told the station.

This lady is far more kind to the principal than I would be, that's for sure. All she wants is an apology? I'd be visiting the courts to file a lawsuit for this bullshit. An Army veteran, no criminal history at all, served her country, and she proudly posted a facebook pic on her homepage of her new concealed carry permit. For this, she would face criminal charges if she attended a parent teacher conference? Link.

Guns and Ammo magazine forgot who it's readers are to it's chagrin. And while the title of the article is misleading, the editor simply sped up his already scheduled departure, Dick Metcalf got a well deserved axe. Link. Apparently, Little Dickie (a formerly decent gun writer) forgot two simple things—Yelling fire in a crowded theater actually causes harm to people, and that owning guns does not. The only restriction on owning guns that is remotely legal (and it is in fact imperative) is not using them to attack, only to defend. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Mama Liberty, AKA Susan CallAway has sent us one of her essays, this one on situational awareness. Link. It's full of good points, great ideas, and simple common sense. It also contains a link to her excellent book, where you can get it for free. I heartily recommend it to you.

3D printed guns. Sounds like SciFi, doesn't it? Well, it worked. Link. Of course, with MSN writing the story, it starts off with a anti-gun slant and goes downhill from there!

It reads like a plot of a dystopian novel: People develop a technology that allows them to manufacture—themselves, in the privacy of their own homes—working guns. Law enforcement is unable to regulate firearms. Chaos ensues.

Of course, chaos WOULD ensue... when government realizes that not only can it NOT regulate or control the guns, it cannot even tax them! Horrors!! It concludes with

Solid Concepts' gun isn't so much about what is right now as much as it's about what's possible. And, as a proof of concept, it suggests that 3D metal printing can, indeed, be used to manufacture a firearm. Which suggests in turn that legislators and regulators should probably start thinking, right now instead of later on, about where DIY weapons will fit into our brave new world.

In between is a lot of fear-mongering and catering to those who think that gun owners are all just frothing at the mouth, waiting for their chance to oust the government and cause chaos. Read the story for the few bits of truth, and ignore the hyperbole.

I got a new pistol this week. A Taurus PT 140, which is a compact DA semi-auto, in .40 S&W caliber. A ten round magazine cap (but in this asinine state, I can only put 7 plus one in the chamber. I took it to the range today, and ran a few hundred rounds through it. It was fairly accurate for a 3.25 inch barrel. Two of my boys liked to shoot it too. Matt says it's quite accurate, Luke says it's not, but then, at 13, Luke just doesn't shoot as well as Matt does. I think it's going to find a place on my right hip this winter. I was looking for a compact 1911 in .45 acp, but they were too pricey, so I grazed the cabinet, and found this. It felt nice in my hand. Today, it proved nice at the range, as well. A few more trips to the range to make sure it's as reliable as it seemed to be today, then it will find it's way to the holster.

And last but not least, we have a story hot off the presses. It seems that the National Guard has gotten into a heated gun battle during an attempt by the Massachusetts governor to confiscate assault rifles from some activists. Link.

Boston—National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

The governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.

Read the rest of the story and form your own conclusions.

Well, this concludes this edition of the Rant.

Rant the 34th

And again, we prove the police are not the only way..... A family hunted down the kidnapper of a 29 year old woman, confronted him, and when he began trying to attack his victim, shooting him. Link. Many thanks to Mama Liberty for the link!

So now it's a crime to defend yourself in school owned OFF CAMPUS housing. Link. Not only do they face expulsion, they ALSO had the handgun AND their hunting shotgun "confiscated" by campus security—even though they were in off campus housing. I like it that they reported the weapons as stolen to the local police. NOTE—I have found other articles call it on-campus housing. At this time, This author cannot confirm which type it is. The University is currently re-evaluating their firearms policy. Thanks to Cannonballer, a NewsVine member, who told me of this story.

This isn't guns, but it IS a horrible abuse of police powers. A stepfather trying to go into his burning house and rescue his 3 year old stepson is tased and arrested for the attempt. Link.

ST. LOUIS—The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire is outraged after police used a stun gun on the boy's stepfather as he tried to run back in and save the child.

Riley Jeffrey Rieser Miller died early Oct. 31 in the Mississippi River town of Louisiana. A city police officer fired his stun gun at Ryan Miller, 31, as he tried to re-enter his burning home, according to a city official. The house was destroyed

Lori Miller said she witnessed two officers use their stun guns on her son a total of three times, twice after Ryan Miller had been handcuffed. The final time, he was in a police squad car, she said.

"It was police brutality," said Miller, adding that she was also threatened with arrest. "We're still trying to mourn."

I don't give a flying fuck what the police claim their excuse was—a Daddy can choose to risk his life to save his kid. and NO ONE has the right to stop him.

"Ultimately, their concern was that he himself might become a casualty of the fire as well," Jenne said of Ryan Miller.

Lori Miller said her son was preparing to adopt Riley. The family had lived in the rental home, which was within walking distance of the home of Ryan Miller's parents, for eight months.

That is NOT their call to make. It is a parent's right. Period.

Gotta say this one REALLY pisses me off. Link. It is absolutely disgusting that this bastard DA is calling self defense against an intruder who has kicked down the front door a felony.

According to the DA, Pinkerton exhibited "bizarre behavior" by grabbing his weapon when an unexpected knock came to his door at 2AM that morning. And, because he failed to call 9-1-1 between the time Green kicked in his door and rushed him, he has now been charged with murder by the state

Bizarre behavior? it's two am, and someone knocks on the door. Of COURSE you grab your gun if you have one. Or a baseball bat, a fireplace poker, or whatever. and once somebody kicks in your door, you do NOT call 911 before defending your family, guests and home. No, you stop the psychopathic invader. using the best means at your disposal. As witnesses said:

He (Green) kept coming forward so Matt fired. He rocked backwards and took another step forward at which time Matt took his second shot. He stumbled backwards and fell out the door onto the porch."

"When the shots were fired Jessica called 911. Matt spoke to the operator; he removed the clip from his gun and the bullet in the chamber. Police arrived within five minutes."

So what did Matt do wrong when a crazed man broke in his front door at 2am and was after his wife? To me, nothing.

Yet according to the state of Maryland, Matt should have called 911 first and waited for the police.

That isn't some glib, pro gun caricature of the how when seconds count cops are minutes away. This is the reason he is being charged with murder. It doesn't help that on top of the lack of a Castle Doctrine Statute the Assistant State's Attorney, Glen Neubauer, is an rabid anti gunner himself.

Besides maintaining the ridiculous notion that calling 911 while a crazed intruder just smashed his way into your house is the only legal option, Neubauer also claims that even the act of grabbing the gun in the first place is "bizarre behavior" in itself.

It is time to be filing false arrest, or false prosecution, or whatever the proper term is lawsuit against this DA.

So it's bullying to demonstrate against people advocating violating your Constitutional rights, huh? Link. Moms Demand Action (MDA), a gun control advocacy group, seems to think so. Well, why the hell can't we demonstrate against their asinine actions. If we were planning to fight to ban abortion, these same women would have been outside screaming at us. So live with it. Carrying guns legally is NOT intimidation. It's just exercising your Constitutional rights.

Political humor coming up!! Not mine, but the previous poster (in a comment on MSN) says he is unsure who it was originally by.

While suturing the hand of a 75 year old rancher, the conversation finally got around to Obama, and his role as President. The rancher said "Well, you know, Obama is a Post Turtle."

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked what a "Post Turtle" was. "Well, you know how, when you're driving down a country road, and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on the top, that's a 'Post Turtle'". Seeing the puzzled look on the doctor's face, he expanded.

"You know he didn't get up there by himself, you know he doesn't belong there, he doesn't know hat to do WHILE he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumbass put him up there."

I like it. Post Turtle Obama. Kinda has a ring to it.

Yet another clerk fired for defending himself. Link. I guess Circle K prefers to have dead employees rather than dead thieves. Who'da thunk it. To me, it's just plain common sense to encourage employees, those who are willing and able, to carry at work. Hell, maybe a company-paid training course for liability reasons, but I'd sure as hell hire this guy!

That wraps this one up. Next week, my friends!

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