THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 769, May 4, 2014
Our opportunity to escape this planet,
smash the yoke of tyranny and never let
anyone put another one on us ever again!
Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 5-4-2014
Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise
As is our usual wont, we shall open with a very thought-provoking missive from the pen of Mama Liberty. [Link]
If you want to see where it goes from here, read it at the link. I think you'll be interested in the conclusion. I sure as hell was!
Now, I'm not saying the bastard didn't deserve to die for what he did. Hell, if I'd been on scene when he committed his crime, I'da killed the fucker myself, and his victim might still live today. But the badly botched execution this week is exactly why I oppose giving the state the power to murder citizens. These bastards can't even balance a checkbook or write a law you can understand without 5 years of legalese training, so why the fuck are we letting them kill people "humanely" or otherwise? I'm all for the death penalty—at the scene of the intended crime and at the hands of the intended victim (or a well intentioned bystander). But NOT as the result of the government deciding it knows best.
I have a new carry gun, but I haven't gotten to the range to shoot it, so I won't rate it this week. Too much rain.
As promised last week, a brief definition of "Hoplophobe" [Link] it is a word that USMC Colonel Jeff Cooper, gun writer, philosopher, and firearms instructor, claimed to have invented in 1962.
Hell, it's even in some treatises on phobias—
Does this not offend you as much as it offends me? [Link] According to the PA Supreme Court, police need no warrant to search your car—stopping you is enough.
Text of the 4th, however, is crystal clear as to what type of searches we are to be free from.
Yeah. So no search is legal without a warrant. And many people will say, "No, but the Fourth Amendment allows for search if there's probable cause." Actually, no it doesn't. Do all of these people have reading comprehension problems? The amendment states clearly that "no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause."
That means that, without probable cause, a search warrant will not be issued. And no search can happen without a warrant. And furthermore, those warrants were not carte blanche approval for unspecified searches into possible infractions.
It's pretty damn clear.
Isn't this a good story? [Link]
Poor bastard....... NOT! BWAHAHAHAHA!
Theft by government—it's not just taxes and the RICO Act anymore. [Link]
Yeah, you read it right. It's called "Civil Forfeiture", and it's government theft of your property "just because".
Fucking disgusting, if you ask me. And even if you don't.
Criminal General Eric Holder is now using banks to attack legal businesses he doesn't like. [Link] [Link] The same man who ran guns to narcotraficantes as part of Operation Fast and Furious thinks he should stop gun shop owners and other legal businesses by getting banks to refuse them service.
And it has worked.
In addition, the DOJ has targeted porn stars, the porn industry, and people selling pipes and other paraphernalia that may be used for tobacco or illicit drugs. Funny, but they are fine with giving out free needles to heroin addicts (my only problem with this is that tax dollars pay for them) but NOT fine with selling a hookah that can be used with tobacco (or pot or hash).
Several things about this bother me (understatement alert!!), like why does New York have it's own DHS (isn't a federal agency violating our rights in the name of security too much? why do we need a state department to do it too?), but for now, we'll concentrate on the simple part. [Link] New York's DHS is posting signs in stores urging the reporting of people buying quantities of many legal items. Now, the sign is the (now ubiquitous) "If you SEE it, REPORT IT!" sign, with a phone number. The number leads to the NYSafe Act snitch line, where you can rat out your fellow New Yorker for owning icky nasty assault rifles and get a reward. Which is bad enough. But the accompanying letter lists things that they ALSO want reported. Flashlights, MREs, waterproof matches, watertight storage containers which can be used for matches, ammo, and other eeevil things, night vision devices, and gas masks. Not one of these things are illegal to own. So what I recommend is that we all call the number (from a pay phone, if such exists near you anymore) and report purchases of diapers, milk, flour, sugar, crayons, and other everyday items, and declare them to be "Prepper items". call the number everyday. Let's keep'em so damn busy they won't have time to harass us. 1-866-723-3697. Baby Don Andrew Cuomo is depending on you.
Please permit me to meander a bit about this one [Link] First, I totally support your right to shoot a burglar, armed or unarmed, who is in your house. There are no exceptions to this. The age of the burglar does not matter. The sex of the burglar does not matter. The education of the burglar does not matter. Now, to this case, and why the verdict is mostly correct— this man murdered two burglars. The fact that the man hid his vehicle to give the impression the house was empty doesn't matter. That isn't a crime. The fact that he waited in the basement in a chair with beverages, snacks, rifle, pistol, and camcorder doesn't matter. What matters is NLY that AFTER the burglars were down, (by his own words)
Here's the facts as I have gleaned them from scouring several accounts of the shooting and the trial. Byron Smith had been burgled several times, and had had enough. Apparently deciding the police don't care, he set out to hunt burglars INSIDE HIS OWN HOME. Pay attention to that phrase, because it's important. He did not go hunting muggers in alleys, he was inside his own house. He then hid his truck, so that the home appeared to be empty. This is not a crime, either. Contrary to the prosecutor's statements, this is NOT entrapment. NO ONE forced the teens to break into the house. And they DID break in. They broke glass to enter. They wore gloves to hide their fingerprints. They were criminals, age irrelevant, sex irrelevant. He then armed himself with rifle and pistol. Also not a crime. He had a camcorder with him, (stupid, buuut) not a crime. These two young criminals then broke into his home (a crime), and proceeded to commit suicide. Here is where the crime is committed by Smith. He shot the first burglar, wrapped him in a tarp, and dragged him into hiding. Then, he waited for the partner. Who he then shot 6 times, jammed his rifle, and gave her that "clean finishing shot". Which is cold blooded murder. I don't give a damn that they were 18 and 17, and
as his mother said. Bullshit. He died because he was a criminal. You taught him poorly, and he bet his life for criminal gain, and he lost his bet. You get no sympathy from me. Honestly, the girl Smith finished off doesn't really get much sympathy from me—she chose to violate the home of a man, and paid the price. But once the perp goes down, unless they are raising their gun to shoot one more time, you cannot shoot again. Period. Bernie Goetz learned that 30+ years ago, and Byron Smith learned that the other day. It's a shame these two budding criminals had to learn their own lesson the hard way, but you buy your ticket, take the ride, and pay the price. And to Mr. Smith—Thanks a lot, you fucking asshole, for handing the anti-gun anti-self-defense Victim Disarmers more ammunition to use in their quest to disarm the American citizen.
Quote of the week—
And that, my friends, is all I have for this week. Enjoy it!
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