THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 745, November 17, 2013
The most common threat to individual liberty in the
United States of America is "local law enforcement."
Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 33 & 34
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
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.
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!
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
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.
Read the rest of the story and form your own conclusions.
Well, this concludes this edition of the Rant.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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!