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Number 763, March 23, 2014

We have arrived at a crossroads in history, and
the country stands on the brink of civil war.

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 3-23-2014
by Neale Osborn

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I just wonder why the guns were still on premises. [Link] from the article...

In a previous post, Hall complained, "Well Connecticut state police are on their way to seize all of my firearms... what the fuck happened to my 2nd amendment. ... this is unjustified. ... and this is no bullshit either.... they are really on their way with a court order for me to hand over my firearms!"

MY response would be "I shipped them to an out of state relative." This poor guy decides to straighten out his life and get sober. NOW the state confiscates his guns.

Under Connecticut law, police can seize weapons and hold them for up to a year if an individual is deemed to pose a risk of "imminent personal injury to self or others." Last year alone in Connecticut, there were more than 180 instances of people having their firearms confiscated on this basis.

Following the link in the last quote, you see lamentations about how bad it is that cops actually have to RETURN the seized guns. Well, excuse me, but if the person is not adjudicated mentally incompetent, WHAT FUCKING RIGHT DOES THE STATE HAVE TO STEAL CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED PROPERTY?

J'ever think about this interesting fact? [Link] if Obama and his band of merry anti-Constitutionalists have their way, and they outlaw guns, they will put 220,000 people out of work.

All told, the firearms industry contributes more than $33 billion to the U.S. economy and supports about 220,000 jobs, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. That's more than double the North American payrolls of General Motors, which President Barack Obama called "a pillar of our economy" when he explained the decision to provide more taxpayer aid to help save the car maker in 2009.

So, on top of forcing a large portion of Americans onto the part time rolls (and making part time a max of 29 hours a week), he also wants to put 220,000 more people on the UE rolls.

Kahleefourneeyah is at it yet again. [Link] Any way they can, the scumbags in the CA legislature is trying to ban as many guns as they can.

Back in 2000, California legislators instituted a system supposedly intended to protect the state's citizens from cheap, poorly made, unreliable handguns—you know, the kind poor people can afford and that you would prefer criminals to have as opposed to accurate and reliable ones. They called them "junk guns" and said they should be banned because they were disproportionately being used in crime. Instead of trying to make a list of "evil features" like they've done with "assault weapons," the legislature went the opposite route, creating a roster of approved, "safe" handguns, and banning as "unsafe" any handgun that is not listed on the roster. In order for a gun to be included on the roster, it must be submitted to a panel of "experts" who test and evaluate it in accordance with a long, convoluted list of criteria. Gun companies are charged for this "service," and must pay thousands of dollars for evaluation of each model and variation they wish to sell in the state. Even cosmetic features such as a gun's color and finish are included in this requirement, resulting in idiotic situations where one gun is declared "safe" while an identical gun of the same make and model is listed as unsafe simply because it has a nitride, rather than a blued finish and the manufacturer didn't pay to have the nitride version evaluated. In the real world this would be called extortion.

Yes, it WOULD be called extortion. Because it is.

While this is an older article, the man does accurately and correctly identify the total BS involved in the current attack on the so-called "assault" rifle. [Link]

'Nuff said.

So many people have sent me so many links to this story. [Link] This one comes from The Gunny, but it's basically the same thing I've read from several of you fine people.

While it is true that Oklahoma voters have rejected Obama's vision for the country across all seventy seven counties, there still remains a big liberal influence. This was demonstrated the other day as a state senator demanded county sheriffs disarm themselves before entering the capital for an annual "meet and greet" with legislatures. Among those asked to leave was Wagoner County Sheriff, Bob Colbert.

Sheriff Colbert is one of many county sheriffs and other law enforcement officials who have made it perfectly clear to President Obama that his gun control efforts will not be enforced in their jurisdictions. In other words, these honorable men understand the significance of their oath of office. They understand the constitution and the power it gives the people, not the government. They understand that good people exercising the right to keep and bear arms are nothing but an asset to their efforts in fighting crime, and they understand a disarmed populace is a helpless populace. This is why Sheriff Colbert and Oklahoma's other elected sheriffs, when faced with the prospect of either disarming or leaving the capital, chose to leave fully armed with their honor intact. Good for them.

Sheriff Colbert, I salute you!!

Bwahahaha! Barak Obama fails to make the Fortune list of the top 50 world leaders. [Link] I'm trying to find out if Putin made it. Bono did!

I've gotta say this one pisses me off. [Link] Let me make this crystal clear—I do not give a flying fuck whether the young man disobeyed a police order. What I DO give a flying fuck about is that this cop deliberately, and with malice of forethought, broke the arm of a person down on the ground, and unable to resist. And the asshole who said;

"The young man was refusing to comply with the officer, and once again we don't see what happened to cause the officer to subdue him. Officer says "don't move", you don't move. Don't condemn unless you know the whole story," wrote Martin Scott.

is full of it. There is no excuse at all for this action. This man is correct:

Joel Scott, a professional MMA fighter, said that the cop's actions suggest he intentionally tried to break the student's arm.

"I am a professional cage fighter. I have trained in Jiu Jitsu for 3yrs [which] is a form of martial arts that specializes in submissions and breaking bones. It takes a lot of force to break a human bone. You can clearly see that was intentional. He used his weight as leverage. The average person knows the [range] of motion of the human arm and he knew what he was doing," wrote Scott.

This was a criminal assault upon a helpless victim, and needs to be punished as such.

Watch that tattoo, people. [Link]

NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP)—Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.

Turns out the "gun" the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach.

Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the tree crew contracted by a utility to trim branches near power lines, woke him up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. When he's not wearing a shirt, the tattoo looks like a gun tucked into his waistband.

What next?

Ares Armor, a company that sells AR15 lower receivers that are 80% complete (which are NOT firearms under US law) which allows you, the buyer, to build a paperless AR, is under fire from the BATFE. [Link] Then read the next [Link] After threatening the company in order to intimidate them into providing information they have no supposedly legal right or authority to obtain in the first place. So the company got a restraining order against the BATFE. A hearing was scheduled for March 20th. From the first link:

"I have been unjustly threatened with raids and criminal charges in an attempt by the BATFE to obtain information that is private and protected," Karras stated in his filed declaration. "The BATFE has expressed interest in obtaining Ares Armor's customer list in the past and is now attempting to strong-arm us with undue threats based on information they know to be incorrect."

"The government invades our privacy on a daily basis and everyone seems to think that it's OK," Karras said to KSWB, adding he hopes "the judicial system will come in and say, 'You know this is private information, it's protected, and no you're not taking it from them.'"

"For the time we are SAFE!" Karras exclaims with a sigh of relief, but there's no telling how close he and his workers came to staring down the barrels of ATF weapons.

It seems he spoke too soon. From the 2nd link.

On Saturday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives raided Ares Armor in an effort to obtain customer lists that were protected by a restraining order. Ares Armor manufactures components such as the lowers that people use to build their own AR-15. It has always been perfectly legal to do so and through an ongoing struggle Ares actually obtained a restraining order to protect the privacy of their customer database. They did however agree to turn over components to the ATF. That was not enough. On Saturday it ceased to matter.

The law doesn't matter to the BATFE. Restraining orders don't matter. If they don't like what a judge tells them, they just weasel their way around the orders. Our useless government violating the rules under which they are supposed to operate yet again. Remind me again of the Quote of the Day from Standing Wolf (in last week's rant)

The Constitution is a restraining order against the federal government. I'm not going to say a word about the effectiveness of restraining orders against criminals.

Pretty damn ironic, don'tch think?

The Connecticut governor has apparently forgotten who he works for. [Link] Apparently, the citizens of Connecticut do not have a right to oppose an anti-Constitutional law, OR to get rid of a scumbag governor. he ought to remember Colorado....

As Connecticut is in the midst of avery serious situation regarding guns and gun registration, Governor Dannel Malloy attended a town meeting this week to address constituents at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. During that event, a pro-gun citizen, who has opposed the legislation signed into law by Malloy, which requires gun owners to register their semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines or be considered felons, asked how Malloy could push legislation that is against law abiding gun owners while abolishing the death penalty and offered early release for violent criminals. Malloy's answer was not to point to the State Constitution, but to point to the people's desire to "feel safe." In that respect, he told the questioner that the legislation regarding gun registration had gone through each branch of government and "your side lost." In essence, Malloy said, "Get over it."

Malloy told a constituent who asked about the constitutionality of the gun registration law, "One court has already decided... courts are where the constitutionality of these things are decided."

"You've thrown that term around," Malloy said with a smirk, speaking of the term "constitutional." "It's gone to the court, and guess what? You lost."

Tony sends us another interesting piece. [Link]

This little lady shows us what a "responsible child" is. I hope her parents know what a fine child they have. [Link]

On a personal note—it's been a really rough week here at the Osborn compound. Little Gracie, our 7 year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel/Poodle mix love sponge ate a carpet and obstructed her bowels. Despite the surgical intervention, she passed away a few hours later.

Marie (my 9 year old daughter) demanded that we get another dog, because "Gracie would only leave us if she knew someone else needed us more.' Little Chewie, a Cavalier King Charles/Bichon Friese/ some studly mutt that walked through a back yard at the wrong/right time, came home last night (Friday) at 8:15, and began stealing hearts immediately. The hole in our hearts is still there, but it's beginning to heal. my apologies if this one is less than expected.

NOTE—Mama Liberty has not been able to provide an article this week. Perhaps I'll con her out of two next week.

Quote of the week—

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks. —Thomas Jefferson

See ya next week, friends (and enemies).

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