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Number 766, April 13, 2014

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 4-13-2014
by Neale Osborn

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Since she has the nerve to keep working on a novel, Mama Liberty passes along another excellent post from Bradley Harrington. [Link]

For those who believe that principles play no role in politics or human affairs—for the "pragmatists" who see no consequences to ignoring ideas and who believe that the way to challenge the tyrannical argumentsof the collectivists is to merely prove their schemes of enslavement to be economically invalid and unworkable—reality has, like a well-scripted morality play, once again given such "defenders" of free enterprise the slap in the face they so righteously deserve.

The TSA (Terroristic Sexual Assaults) strikes again with their incredibly stupid people abusing travelers. This time, they insist a mute woman with brain damage that also prevents her from writing must speak prior to boarding a plane. [Link]

The Transportation Security Administration should really go into faith healing. Last year the agency ordered a Marine who had lost both legs in combat to stand up and walk. This week, they were at it again. Agents at a security checkpoint refused to greenlight a woman who has been unable to speak or write since she suffered a stroke a decade ago.

According to the New York Post, Heidi Wright, who is also wheelchair-bound, was stopped by a TSA agent Los Angeles International Airport because of an expired driver's license she was using as identification. That's reasonable.

What came next is not. When Sherry Wright attempted to explain her sister's unique situation, the TSO said he wanted the explanation to come from the holder of the lapsed ID. Wright tried to reason with the man, emphasizing that her sister was mute, but to no avail.

TSA Agent Jesus of Nazareth orders the lame to walk and the mute to speak. And if it doesn't work, boot her from the flight.

Nico Melendez, a spokesperson for the TSA, told ABC7 that it regrets the incident:

I think it could have been handled differently by the TSA and it probably could have been handled differently by the family, and hopefully moving forward the family won't have this problem again, because they know about the programs that we have in place.

Really, Melendez? If you had a brain-function requirement for employment (including for spokesperson), your gare agent might have been able to help the handicapped instead of humiliate her. But then your people have ALSO;

TSA follies: TSO loudly announces that cancer victim is 'wearing a diaper'
TSA agent saves world from pistol-packing sock monkey
TSA forces Marine who lost both legs in combat to stand up and walk
'Dear America, I saw you naked': Confessions of an ex-TSA agent
$900M TSA program to spot bad guys isn't working, gov't report says
TSA air marshal caught taking photos under skirts
Report: TSA employee misconduct up 26% in 3 years
How much would you pay to get the TSA to grope you less? Do I hear $85?
More TSA idiocy: Inspecting parked cars at airports, but only those parked by valet
Despite pat-down, TSA inspector with bomb in pants waved through security

Apparently, a progressive blogsite cannot handle the Constitutionality of license-less carry. [Link] Notice their lament—

The Tennessee Senate voted by a wide margin on Tuesday to permit any gun owner to openly carry a firearm, provided that they are not legally barred from owning a gun. One consequence of this bill, should it become law, is that it would eliminate the requirement that gun owners complete a training course on firearm safety before they are allowed to wander the streets of Tennessee while armed.

The bill appears to be part of a trend of pro-gun lawmakers trying to remove checks on who may have a firearm in public spaces. Until 2007, Vermont was the only state in the country that did not require gun permits to carry a gun in public. In recent years, however, legislation eliminating the permit requirement became law in Wyoming, Arizona, Alaska, Arkansas and Oklahoma.

They then go on to attack the right to keep and bear arms-

Although the most common justification for more permissive gun laws is that they are needed for self-defense — "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," in NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre's words—data on gun violence does not support this justification. The presence of guns is far more likely to lead to a criminal homicide than an act of self defense. In 2010, for example, there were 8,275 illegal homicides and only 230 justifiable killings.

A likely explanation for why the NRA's narrative does not actually resemble reality is that mass shootings—the kind of gun murders where an armed vigilante would be most useful—are actually quite rare. According to a paper by Josh Blackman, a libertarian law professor at South Texas College of Law, "[r]oughly .1% of deaths from gunfire take place during a mass shooting (defined as 4 or more deaths in a single event). The overwhelming majority, 99.9% are not during a mass shooting."

Note how they never ever mention the 195,000 to 2.000.000 times an American citizens uses a gun to thwart a crime, usually without ever being forced to fire the weapon. Because that doesn't fit the narrative of "Icky Guns Cause Crime."

The Armed American. A new section of the rant. Please feel free to send me links to stories of Americans defending themselves with guns, or where having a gun might have made the defense easier. [Link]

The Penas are a family of gun owners who live in Florida. Luis Pena, the dad, awoke one morning to investigate noises he heard. He saw a man trying to break in through the french doors that led do his back deck. Luis fired a warning shot to get the guy to leave, but the intruder was determined to break in.

By the time he made his way in through the doors and into their kitchen around 7 a.m., Luis's wife and son had armed themselves, and all three of them were standing there, waiting to greet him.

The intruder, an apparently unarmed man, decided that it would be a good idea to charge at Luis, and when he did, Luis shot him in the torso and killed him.

[Link] She could have used a gun.... And how'd that "You don't need a gun, just call 911!"

I'm not sure about this theory, but there's a LOT of information from some credible sources that Sandy Hook shooting, (the elementary school where the mass shooting took place) was fiction. That the shooting never happened. [Link] Some stories say the school was abandoned. One Forensic Pathologist stated that the x-rays of Lanza's head (where he supposedly shot himself) show that he would have had to practically dislocate his shoulder to put the bullet where it landed- in the back if his head. Another documents how, according to the SSI's records, several victims died days before the shooting took place. And this article, which claims the school was condemned and vacant at the time of the "staged" shooting.

Wolfgang Halbig, the school safety consultant and former state trooper who calls the Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting "a contrived scripted event" in the planning for 2-2½ years,
And then there's this curious Newtown Bee article of November 7, 2008, 4 years before the alleged shooting massacre: "The asbestos levels in Newtown schools pose no threat to the health or safety of those using the schools, according to Superintendent John Reed. The areas in the schools where there is evidence of asbestos ... are also considered acceptable and safe."
But then a year after the alleged massacre and after the school had been completely torn down with the demolition workers sworn to confidentiality, The Bee reported on Dec. 2, 2013 that Public Building & Site Commission Chairman Robert Mitchell issued a report that directly contradicts the earlier 2008 assessment that asbestos levels in Newtown's schools posed no threat to health. Mitchell's report said "had the town decided to reoccupy the [Sandy Hook Elementary] school on Dickinson Drive, it would have faced a daunting and possibly insurmountable challenge regarding the presence of hazardous materials" because "PCBs were not only discovered in concrete block, but under terrazzo flooring and in sulfur block used in the foundations and footings. In addition, vinyl asbestos tile was discovered under carpeted areas, along with asbestos in the mastic holding insulation to the subfloor tunnel ductwork."

I can't attest to the veracity of any of this, but it sure is strange to contemplate, isn't it? It would certainly tie in with a theory I once expressed about a mass shooting a few years back—that it certainly is convenient that every time the national anti-Constitutional Victim Disarmament debate cools down, another mass shooting occurs to re-kindle the fires.

The American people throw the Federales from the BLM off the street. [Link] Watch the whole video. These people drive the scumbags away. There is SOOO much on this story, I really don't know where to start. We have BLM cops blocking public access to state roads. We have Oath Keepers sending armed members to help oppose the BLM cops. We have tales of this being Harry Reid's fault. It's about savng tortoises. No, wait, it's about fracking. But here's the basics. Since the 1880s, Clive Bundy's family has grazed cattle on public land, in accordance with state laws. The federal government has effectively stolen this state public land in the name of a tortoise the federal gov't itself has been killing off. Now, the federales want to intimidate an American citizen into compliance, via physical threats, stealing his cows, killing his cows, and generally shredding the Constitution AND the state rights of Nevada, all in the name of a fucking turtle (who isn't fucking enough to replace itself). And a LOR of Americans just aren't taking it. Follow this bunch of links, and judge for yourself. [Link] [Link] [Link] [Link] [Link]

WTF is this idiot talking about. [Link] Eric Holder, the highest law enforcement official in the country, certified lawbreaker, gunrunner, and general piece of government trash, strikes again. He wants $382.1 million ADDITIONAL in his budget next year to explore new gun control methods. Let's read the thief's own words. Note his cohort in crime.

I think that one of the things that we learned when we were trying to get passed those common sense reforms last year, Vice President Biden and I had a meeting with a group of technology people and talked about how guns can be made more safe by making them either through finger print identification, the gun talks to a bracelet or something that you might wear, how guns can be used only by the person who is lawfully in possession of the weapon.

It's those kinds of things that I think we want to try to explore so that we can make sure that people have the ability to enjoy their Second Amendment rights, but at the same time decreasing the misuse of weapons that lead to the kinds of things that we see on a daily basis.

Your tax dollars at work.

Again, I have to wonder where the parents' heads are located. [Link] It's bad enough a child is suspended for twirling a pencil (especially on the word of a bully). It's reprehensible that he was ordered to undergo a humiliating psychological and physical examination in order to be "allowed" to return to school. What is obscene is that his parents complied with these orders. read the father's description of the exam-

"The child was stripped, had to give blood samples (which caused him to pass out) and urine samples for of all things drug testing. Then four hours later a social worker spoke to him for five minutes and cleared him. Then an actual doctor came in and said the state was 100 percent incorrect in their procedure and this would not get him back in school."

Sorry, Dad, but the school system should have been told to fuck off, and the boy either home-schooled or private schooled from that point on. This is part of an ongoing, and indeed, ever-growing, trend of a total lack of intelligence in the school system combined with an absolutely overbearing attitude of dictatorial powers assumed by the public school systems in this country.

Ethan joins the ranks of other school-aged children who have been suspended over what most with common sense would deem "normal" childhood behavior. Last year, a second grader in Virginia was suspended for holding a pencil like a gun. Two elementary school students, ages five and ten (in different states) were recently suspended over "finger guns". And, last year a five-year-old in Massachusetts was suspended for making an oh-so-scary gun out of LEGOS at school.

One would have hoped the parents would have taught their son, by example, not to kowtow to petty dictators and tyrants. Instead, they meekly complied, then whined about the poor lad's treatment after the fact. Pathetic.

It's Saturday night, and I need to get this to the editor. So I'm going to call this one wrapped up.

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