Big Head Press

L. Neil Smith's
Number 756, February 2, 2014


Previous Previous Table of Contents Contents Next Next

Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 40 and 41
by Neale Osborn

Bookmark and Share

Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

Rant #40

Joining Ruger in their boycott of California sales, Smith and Wesson announces they will no longer sell their handguns in Ca due to the ridiculous "microstamping" requirement. [Link].

On January 22nd renowned gun maker Smith & Wesson joined Sturm, Ruger, & Co., by announcing it would cease California sales of its semi-automatic pistols due to microstamping requirements that went into effect last year.

Ruger made the same announcement earlier this month.

Microstamping is a requirement that each firearm be fitted with a special firing pin that leaves a fingerprint on a bullet casing which differs from the fingerprint of every other firearm. In other words—every one of the wildly popular Smith & Wesson M&P .45 semi-automatic handguns would have to be manufactured in such a way so that no two of them left the same mark on a shell casing.

The cost of doing this would be incredibly high to manufacturers, and would be a cost they would have to pass on to consumers in higher prices.

Moreover, the result of doing this would be yet another gun registry—every gun sold that met microstamping requirements would have be to registered so that the government knew who owned the gun that left that fingerprint.

I hope they stick with it and refuse to sell to LEOs, as well! Fuck Kaleeforneeeyah!

My (hopefully soon-to-be-ex) state of New York has gone the next step. [Link]. Effective January 15, all sellers of ammunition will have to be registered with the state. And as soon as the database is set up, all ammunition sales will require a federal background check.

If you buy ammunition in New York State, you may soon need to undergo a background check.

The New York Safe Act will require retail sellers to do background checks and record sales once a state database is established and operational.

The state database is currently under construction. Last week, a federal judge in Buffalo upheld the New York SAFE Act, but did throw out the provision that limits magazines to seven rounds.

"You will not be able to purchase ammo and have it shipped to your home anymore. It will have to be shipped to a Federal Firearms Dealer. We have to record the sale and do, according to this letter we just received, a background check every time you purchase ammo," said Chuck Sherwood, owner of Timber Creek Sportsman Shop.

As of January 15th, all sellers of ammunition must register with the state. Also, all ammunition transfers in New York must take place in person, including internet sales and they must be facilitated by a New York state ammunition seller.

This crap has GOT to be stopped!

You have GOT to listen to this jackass to be able to believe it!! [Link]. Note—"Ghost gun" is a new Victim Disarmament Gang term for a gun with no serial number or made using a 3D printer. Next, just listen to his mash-up of gun terms and outright blatant lies. Just for starts—he claims the gun fires a thirty round magazine (NOT that he gets the terms for magazine and rounds correct) in half a second. That's faster than a Vulcan Minigun. An Uzi, with one of the fastest cyclic rates around, can hit 800 rounds per minute if tuned properly, can fire 6.67 rounds in half a second. To meet Mr. Idiot's claims, the "assault style weapon" he is holding would require a cyclic rate of 3600 rounds per minute—which ONLY the Vulcan Minigun can reach, and it needs 6 barrels, an electric motor to spin them, and, Predator to the contrary, is NOT man-portable. Ennyhoo, listen to Mr. Idiot, an be prepared to laugh. Then start crying—because we actually LOSE battles to jackasses like him!

I watched the video. [Link]. I cannot, for the life of me, see ANY justifiable reason to shoot a man on his stomach in the floor. it is a cold blooded murder by a cop. And I bet there are surveillance cameras in the area that had a better view that will back that up........IF they haven't been erased already.

Missouri is working to nullify federal gun laws. and that's a GOOD thing! [Link].

Like last year's version, the legislation would also allow designated school personnel to carry concealed weapons in buildings. Another provision would let holders of concealed gun permits carry firearms openly, even in municipalities with ordinances banning open carry. It would also lower the minimum age to get a concealed weapons permit to 19, down from 21.

But Nieves' bill is less specific about which federal laws it seeks to nullify. It removes references the 1934 and 1968 gun control acts while keeping generic references to fees, registration and tracking policies that "have a chilling effect on the purchase or ownership" of guns and ammunition by law-abiding citizens.

DAMN!!! This guy makes a LOT of sense! [Link]. Watch this and bring some sense in the world. DON'T be the gazelle after de-horning!

From Mama Liberty. [Link]. True stories of armed defense:

The evening was advancing much too quickly for me and I regretted staying in the city so long, then was dismayed to find that I was running low on fuel. I pulled into an old station in a small town just east of Custer, South Dakota, ran my credit card and started the pump. There were no other cars in the lot, and only a single clerk in the mini-mart.

Scanning the area, as always, I noticed a man come from behind the building and start to walk toward me. Continuing the scan, I saw another man coming toward me from the opposite direction. He seemed to be trying hard not to look at me, but failed badly. I was immediately on full alert and turned my head to see the other person. He was now within my 20 foot "danger zone" and maintaining eye contact as well. I put up my hand flat out with a command to stop. He just laughed and said, "Give me some money, lady."

Read on to see what happened next....

Methinks this rant be done, Gentle Reader. Until next time....

Und Rant #41

So the Supreme Court is going to decide if we can give guns as gifts, or purchase to re-sell, presumably at a profit. [Link]. I hear Victim Disarmers screeching "STRAW MAN STRAW MAN!!!! Osborn supports straw man purchases!!" Yup. I sure as shit do. As I have said a million times before, and probably will a million times in the future, there are no provisions in the Constitution for stripping rights from citizens other than during a prison term. PERIOD. So there can be NO prohibited sales.

These charges stem from question 11a on ATF background check Form 4473, which asks:

Are you the actual transferee/buyer of the firearm(s) listed on this form? Warning: You are not the actual buyer if you are acquiring the firearm(s) on behalf of another person. If you are not the actual buyer, the dealer cannot transfer the firearm(s) to you.
This question is problematic if interpreted the way it was by those who indicted Abramski because striking down the legality of a law-abiding citizen buying a gun which he or she transfers to another law abiding citizen would also affect buying a gun that one plans to give--to transfer as a gift—to a law abiding citizen. That interpretation effectively criminalizes a father buying a rifle for his son for Christmas or a mother buying a handgun to transfer to her daughter who is going off to college.

Moreover, law-abiding citizens have been buying and selling/transferring guns to one another in the United States since 1787.

I'm sick of our government violating basic rights. ENUMERATED rights.

So, did the Sandy Hook shooter (he'd like me to mention his name) actually kill himself? [Link]. Read the article, then try it yourself. NO, dummy, NOT with a real gun!!! Use the kid's cap gun or something. I just wonder... did a teacher or someone get hold of his gun and execute him? or what?

NOT that I have a problem with that. I just wish the teachers had been permitted the ability to carry the means to do it WITHOUT stealing a criminal's gun.

Now, they change their tune. But Civitas Media DID plan to assemble a "massive state by state database" of CCW holders, using the Freedom of Information Act to obtain these records. [Link]. From an internal e-mail sent by their director of content:

"We are launching two enterprise projects across our newsrooms this month. The first will deal with the creeping influence of heroin in our communities. The deadly drug has quietly taken over, reaching across all age groups and eclipsing meth as the recreational drug of choice. The second project examines the explosion of 'conceal and carry' gun permits across the U.S. Through public records act requests, we will attempt to build state-by-state databases that list those who have the right to carry a concealed weapon."

First off, let me re-iterate—EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN CITIZEN HAS THE RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED WEAPON. laws are passed to strip that right, and licenses are used to make it LOOK like the government is not actually violating the Constitution. It's articles like this that were part of the reason I avoided a CCW for so long. But I digress. When confronted with their perfidy, they made the following response:

Civitas Media never had any plans or intentions of publishing in print or online lists of holders of "conceal and carry" permits. Nor will Civitas Media develop databases of permit holders. A poorly crafted internal memo meant to highlight editorial discussions and planning incorrectly indicated that such a database was being planned; it has been considered and rejected.
—Michael C. Bush, CEO

Believe him at your own risk.

You take your chances when you decide to rob another person. [Link]. I feel sorry for the kid who had to kill a man in order to save his Dad.

The man confronted the homeowner and disarmed him, assaulting him with the rifle, authorities said. The homeowners son saw the man raising the rifle and, fearing the man was about to shoot his father, shot the suspect, killing him instantly.

The thief committed suicide, as far as I am concerned.

I wonder what the Victim Disarmers will say about this? [Link]. I shall have to do a little research, but it sure sounds pretty obvious to me. Of course, being 50, I might have something to say about losing my 2nd Amendment rights when I reach 46....

While I'm not for denying "non-Christian Arabs and Moslems" firearms, it's his right to do so. And, since it's OBVIOUS that Obama voters, ESPECIALLY 2 time Obama voters, do not have the cranial capacity to safely handle a firearm, that part's cool. Thanks, Terry, for two good ones!

Wendy Davis, Liar, abortion rights activist, and candidate for Texas Governor, has found a new strategy for her campaign—Claim she's pro-gun. [Link]. Now, those of you who actually listen to what I say know I'm no fan of the NRA. Rank and file support gun rights, the leadership writes gun laws that violate said rights. Even Wayne LaPierre fails to walk the walk all the time. But their grading system for politicians in regards to their stand on gun rights tends to be pretty accurate. And she got a "F" every time she was rated. So now, when scandals abound in her campaign over her lying claims of single motherhood at 19, she's desperately trying to get gun owners' support by claiming she's now pro-gun. It won't work, Wendy. We are NOT stupid hicks—we can see through your lies. I hope this costs you Democrat votes, as well.

There aren't as many sheeple in Connecticut as we thought from those lines to register their so-called "Assault Weapons" and high-cap magazines. [Link]. Of an estimated 2.4 million magazines (based on retail sales) and 370,000 so-called "Assault Weapons" (again, based on retail sales) owned in Connecticut, only 38,000 magazines and 50,000 rifles were registered under Connecticut's unconstitutional gun and magazine ban.

Weeks after the deadline expired, authorities revealed that 50,016 assault weapons and 38,290 ammunition magazines had been registered.

CT News Junkie reported that it is, "unclear how many gun owners own the banned weapons and magazines, but chose not to comply with the registration requirement."

That's the way we want to see things go—no compliance with unconstitutional laws is the way to go, People!

Rant 41 done!!

Was that worth reading?
Then why not:

payment type

This site may receive compensation if a product is purchased
through one of our partner or affiliate referral links. You
already know that, of course, but this is part of the FTC Disclosure
Policy found here. (Warning: this is a 2,359,896-byte 53-page PDF file!)

Big Head Press