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Number 768, April 27, 2014

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 4-27-2014
by Neale Osborn

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MAMA liberty penned this a while ago, but with Bundy being embattled, we thought you might like it now. It's kinda relevant. [Link]

The other day I went to town and saw a big, black SUV at the only signal light in town. It had quite a few stubby radio antennas and smoky glass windows (illegal for the rest of us), so I wasn't surprised to see two young men in it with hard looking faces.

The thing is, gentlemen—you stood out like a sore thumb.

Here in the back country, most men drive big pickup trucks. They have deer guards on the front grill, tools and dogs in the back, or big round bales of hay or water tanks. The ladies often drive SUVs, of course, but most of them were originally red, green or some color except black. They are usually full of kids, dogs and groceries.

A wee small taste for you.

And now, for something completely (okay, not really, but work with me here) different. [Link] Normally, I only give you a taste or two from an article. But this one is so much how I think I'm going to post the whole damn thing here.

I have thought about this for a long time, and I believe it's necessary to share my thoughts with you, in the interest of education and full disclosure.

First, some background.

I believe that defense of self and others is a 'natural right'—a biological imperative, if you will.

Such a fundamental imperative does not require approval from any person or group of persons. No individual or group has the authority to deny me the right to self-defense.

Any limitation on that right is an intolerable infringement.

I will use any tool that I—and I alone—deem essential to enhancing and preserving that right., without restriction, limitation, or infringement by any individual or group. This is the essence of man's competitive advantage in the animal kingdom.

Now, to the point.

Because these truths stated above are self-evident to me, it is my intent to keep and bear such tools as I consider essential to my environment, regardless of statute or ordinance.

Because there are statutes and ordinances that infringe on my right, I am forced to "break the law" to do so. Lex iniusta non est lex.

Because I put myself in jeopardy—both of liberty and life—by breaking these laws, I am forced to make some hard decisions.

And here's the nut. As long as we, as citizens, allow such laws to rule us, we live in peril. Because I see no real probability that such laws will be overthrown, we, as citizens, are complicit in their continued unjust execution.

Because I refuse to acknowledge them as just, and as long as I perceive that you generally do, a gulf arises between me and you with regard to my obligations to assist you if you are in peril.

Therefore, I hereby serve notice that, with a few limited exceptions, if you and I find ourselves in a situation where our lives are threatened by criminal act, I will not defend you. As far as I know, you have accepted the servitude that comes with obeying unjust laws without protest or resistance. Therefore, I have no obligation to defend you.

I will instead take every action I am able to protect myself and others I choose to protect, but I will go no further. Until such time as you stand with me in rejecting obedience to governments of those who seek to control you, you are on your own.

I am truly sorry to have to make these decisions, and I pray for your safety. But any other course would be maladaptive.
John Taylor blogs at "Sign of the Times" (

As JT already knows, I'll be right by his side WTSHTF.

By now, all Y'all have read of that evil racist slavery supporting Cliven Bundy's comments, and the GOP's mad dash to run away from him, based on a NYT article and Media Matters, two fine, upstanding and non-prejudiced organizations. (SARCASM ALERT!!!!!) Now, it's time for the REST of the story. [Link] It seems that these paragons of media truthfulness, these champions of impartial reportage edited the video to suit their own agendas. Who'da thunk it? Here's what Clive had to say UNEDITED,

..." and so what I've testified to ya', I was in the WATTS riot, I seen the beginning fire and I seen the last fire. What I seen is civil disturbance. People are not happy, people is thinking they did not have their freedom; they didn't have these things, and they didn't have them.

We've progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and sure don't want to go back; we sure don't want the colored people to go back to that point; we sure don't want the Mexican people to go back to that point; and we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies, and do it in a peaceful way.

Let me tell.. talk to you about the Mexicans, and these are just things I know about the negroes. I want to tell you one more thing I know about the negro.

When I go, went, go to Las Vegas, North Las Vegas; and I would see these little government houses, and in front of that government house the door was usually open and the older people and the kids.... and there was always at least a half a dozen people sitting on the porch. They didn't have nothing to do. They didn't have nothing for the kids to do. They didn't have nothing for the young girls to do.

And because they were basically on government subsidy—so now what do they do? They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never, they never learned how to pick cotton. And I've often wondered are they were better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things? Or are they better off under government subsidy?

You know they didn't get more freedom, uh they got less freedom—they got less family life, and their happiness—you could see it in their faces—they were not happy sitting on that concrete sidewalk. Down there they was probably growing their turnips—so that's all government, that's not freedom.

Now, let me talk about the Spanish people. You know I understand that they come over here against our constitution and cross our borders. But they're here and they're people—and I've worked side-by-side a lot of them.

Don't tell me they don't work, and don't tell me they don't pay taxes. And don't tell me they don't have better family structure than most of us white people. When you see those Mexican families, they're together, they picnic together, they're spending their time together, and I'll tell you in my way of thinking they're awful nice people.

And we need to have those people join us and be with us.... not, not come to our party.

All the bold face was eliminated from the video of this horrible racist, anti government TEA Party scumbag. See how evil he is? Who could have ever expected this racist scumbag to have the nerve to say that Mexicans are great people, even the illegal ones, and that he thinks the world of them as friends and neighbors? What's next? Is he going to say Chinese are human, too?

HORRORS!!! Georgia is actually going to allow people to carry in far more places than the hoplophobic Victim Disarmament crew's panties can handle. [Link] They ignore the fact that the carriers are licensed (which I happen to oppose—licenses are a deliberate and discriminatory infringement on the 2nd Amendment) and concentrate on the horrible thought that more law-abiding citizens will have guns in more places in Georgia than ever before. Hell, if you accidentally carry into a Georgia airport, they'll let you leave WITH YOUR GUN AND NO JAIL TIME OR FINE!!

At noon Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign the sweeping legislation into law. One of the most permissive state gun laws in the nation, it will allow licensed owners to carry firearms into more public places than at any time in the past century, including bars and government buildings that don't have security checkpoints.

The law also authorizes school districts to appoint staffers to carry firearms. It allows churches to "opt-in" if they want to allow weapons. Bars could already "opt-in" to allow weapons, but under the new law they must opt out if they want to bar weapons. Permit-holders who accidentally bring a gun to an airport security checkpoint will now be allowed to pick up their weapon and leave with no criminal penalty. (At Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, a record 111 guns were found at TSA screening areas last year.)

The fact that the following organizations oppose the law recommends it highly to me....

Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group co-founded by former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords, has called the legislation "the most extreme gun bill in America," and mounted an aggressive campaign against it. So have other gun-control organizations, including Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the group started by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Frank Rotondo, the executive director of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, has blasted the law. "Police officers do not want more people carrying guns on the street," said Rotondo, "particularly police officers in inner city areas."

Street cops have very little opposition to firearms ownership OR carry, in my experience. It's when cops get rank (higher than sergeant, usually) they get hoplophobic. Don't know what hoplophobic is? I'll tell you NEXT week (if I remember! LOL). The only thing controversial about this law is that authoritarians hate it, NBC is pissing in their pants over it, and Bloomberg, Giffords, et alia hate it. 4 good results from one law, not even counting the law itself—a HUGE step in the correct direction!

I would LOVE to have this gun. [Link]

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP)—A gun thought to have been carried by Wyatt Earp during the famous O.K. Corral shootout in Tombstone has sold at auction for $225,000.

A telephone bidder in New Mexico made the winning bid for the Colt .45 revolver Thursday night.

Awesome piece of history.

As the article says, is NOT a gun-rights favorable organization. And yet, it has compiled this collection of statistics that OUGHT to sink through the most rock-hard liberal cranium. [Link] Per the article—

As you can see, gun ownership and gun manufacturing are at the their highest levels in years. Yet gun murders, gun aggravated assaults, and gun robberies are all down.

The only things that are up are gun suicides and nonfatal gun injuries.

Suicide is your right, laws to the contrary notwithstanding, and non-fatal accidents are, of course, regrettable. But accidents could be reduced drastically by firearm safety training in school (the NRA has an excellent program, Eddie Eagle, that they pass out for dirt cheap, and even for free, to any school or organization that asks for the materials).

Can you believe this idiot? [Link] Democrat Joe Lazar, Colorado Legislator, speaking in opposition to allowing women on campus to carry concealed, gave the reasons for keeping CCW illegal on campus, and giving women "rape whistles" for defense.

"It's why we have call boxes, it's why we have safe zones, it's why we have [rape] whistles. Because you just don't know who you're gonna be shooting at. And you don't know, if you feel like you're gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone's been following you around, or if you feel like you're in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop ... pop a round at somebody,

Hmmmm.... If I were the type of scumbag who rapes women, would a whistle be more likely to stop me, or would the woman pointing a .38 in my face? I wonder....

As has been pointed out by an interested reader, "Unloaded Carry" may not be quite as asinine as I suspected. in some jurisdictions (Utah, for one), "Unloaded" for purposes of carry means the firearms needs TWO actions to fire—a fully loaded Single Action revolver is "unloaded" for the purposes of the law. A semi-auto with full mag but empty chamber is "unloaded" as well. I wonder if Cocked and locked qualifies.... But I digress. Any Kahleefourneyans out there know what the definition of "unloaded carry" was for that failed bill from 4 years ago?

Well, that's all I have for now. See ya next week!

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