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Number 808, February 8, 2015

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Neale's Weekly Gun Rant for 2-8-2015
by Neale Osborn

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Again, we start things off with Mama Liberty, and a great piece about self defense. [Link] We join Sally in "A Walk On The Dark Side", already in progress.

"Sally had worked much later than she had intended to, and hurried as she crossed the dimly lit lobby to the front. The old security guard shuffled toward her to unlock the door, wishing her a good evening and admonishing her to be careful. She stepped outside and listened to him lock the door behind her, wishing she could have requested an escort to her car a block away. He was too crippled, and couldn't leave his post anyway, but she still wished someone was with her.
Standing in the small pool of light from the doorway, she looked carefully in all directions. The old fashioned street lights were close to the ground and gave only a warm glow, but she could see that many were no longer working. A full moon peeked out from behind scudding clouds now and then, but the moonlight seemed to result in more shadows than anything else. The damp wind carried a promise of rain, or snow.
The street to her left sloped down to the river and abandoned docks, where rumor had it gangs were hanging out these days. The whole area had deteriorated in the ten years she'd worked there, and she noticed especially that more buildings than ever were dark and closed tight. Looking to the right, she could only see about a hundred yards to where the street crested the rise and vanished over the other side."

Follow Sally on her trip, and find out what happens by going to the link.

He's not American, and it's not really self defense, but this man deserves a posthumous "Well Done, Sir!" [Link]

"An Iraqi man has shot and killed seven ISIS militants in an act of revenge for his son who was executed by the terrorist group, local media reports.

Basil Ramadan, said to be in his 60s, used an AK-47 to gun down a group of militants at a checkpoint in Tikrit, a city northwest of Baghdad currently under ISIS control, before he was shot.

Mr Ramadan's son, Ahmed Basil, 18, was one of eight men executed by ISIS in January, accused of infiltrating the organisation and spying for the Iraqi government."

This IS going to be the only way to defeat the Islamic extremists. Like it or not, they are starting to piss off some of the so-called "moderate" Muslims enough so that they will fight back.

Speaking of Moderate Muslims, Muslim extremists, and Barack Obama.... Did you hear his asinine comments at that prayer breakfast the other day? It seems he is saying that because Christian extremists 1000-300 years ago were murderous bastards, we need to tolerate today's Muslims being murderous bastards today. So Sorry, Barry, but that shit ain't gonna fly here. This is another example of trying to play on White Guilt For Everything, and we're not buying it. It is absolutely true that Catholic assholes 3, 4 and 5 hundred years ago were cheerfully burning witches at the stake, torturing Jews into converting to Christianity, and generally being scum. It is also true that 1000 years ago, Christian Crusaders invaded the Middle East to attempt to conquer lands that the Moslems had conquered a few hundred years earlier. Guess what, Barry? This has nothing to do with me, and would have nothing to do with me even if I were a Catholic, or even just a Christian. I am not responsible for the crimes ancestors I cannot even find on a family tree did, let alone what slave-holding Americans did to blacks 150 years ago. I give a damn what people do today—500 years ago, it was fine to invade a country for God and the King. today, that shit gets you dead. If you wish to be a martyr for your pedophilic prophet, Don't try to blame ME for your actions. And don't you DARE try it in MY neighborhood. I won't try to re-start the Auto Da Fe, and YOU can shut down your pathetic Jihad. Because there may well be 1.2 billion Muslims in the world. There are over 5 billion who aren't Muslim who won't tolerate being converted or killed. So if you DON'T want to be painted with the same brush as the extremist Muslims, start cleaning house, my friends, or these effendi will do it for you.

Sent to me by Darren Wolfe, this article is interesting to read. [Link] I'm gonna let the author introduce it.

"You read the title correctly, Delaware County United for Sensible Gun Policy (Delco United) held their "Firearms 101 Presentation" Monday night (02/02/2015) in Springfield, PA. They figure if they gain a little book knowledge about guns they'll have more credibility. OK, stop laughing, you have an article to read.

As you can see by following the link above, the presenter, Larry Glick, is well credentialed being a former law enforcement officer and a former National Rifle Association member. Unfortunately, my request to video his presentation was denied. Let me start with one of the most most important things that he said, "there is no gun show loophole". He went to great lengths to explain that the idea that there are many gun sales going on at gun shows with no background checks performed is false. Glick very directly told the Delco United people not to pursue that angle. Let's let that sink in for a moment. At a meeting of one of the major gun rights hating groups in the Philadelphia area the speaker debunked one of the biggest lies that gun rights haters put out."

Read the rest at the link. It's pretty interesting.

Our first AMERICAN "Well Armed American" And she's a child. A pretty damned tough one. [Link]

"An 11-year-old Michigan girl managed to protect her home and her life on January 30 when she aimed a shotgun at an intruder. The girl, whose identity has been kept secret by police, was home alone in her Lapeer County house when she heard someone knocking at the door. She refused to answer. The man tried the other doors. Then, perhaps convinced the home was empty, he broke his way in. Understandably terrified, the girl hid in a bathroom closet. But she didn't hide alone. With her was one of the most powerful forms of home defense: a shotgun. When the robber came around to the bathroom, he opened the closet door and found the girl waiting for him. She aimed the gun at the intruder. Apparently not a complete fool, the intruder took the hint and opted to live another day. He fled the scene, and the girl was able to call the police. Lapeer County Sheriff's deputies responded at 3:45pm, and they were able to capture the suspect—James Wasson of Detroit—and an accomplice—Rhonda Stewart—shortly after the encounter. In the wake of an event that could have gone tragically wrong in so many ways, the girl was left without a scratch. In a statement to reporters, Detective Jason Parks said she was a "very brave girl," and praised the way she "held her composure" under extraordinary pressure."

This young lady did great. I'm glad she wasn't forced to fire.

Remember the Papa John's Pizza delivery driver who shot the robber in the face? Well, she didn't lose her job, but PJs took her off of delivery and put her in a store. I wonder if she still carries?

And people wonder why I say I won't call 911. [Link] This man did --

"Davis and his girlfriend, April Edwards, lived in an apartment in DeKalb County, GA. Davis let Terrance Hilyard, a co-worker going through a rough spell, stay with him and Edwards in their one-bedroom apartment.
But as it is often said, no good deed goes unpunished.
Hilyard, while in the midst of a dispute with Edwards, stabbed the woman with a kitchen knife and fled the apartment.
Davis called 911.
DeKalb County Police Officer Joseph Pitts arrived, but according to several witnesses, he did not make his presence or identity known.
Pitts entered the apartment and shot and killed Tooter, the couple's three-legged dog.
Davis heard the shots and thought Hilyard might have returned with a gun. He grabbed his own gun and walked out to the front of his home...where he was immediately shot in the abdomen by Pitts.
Did the officer give Davis a chance to drop his gun?
It depends on who you ask.
DeKalb police have claimed that Pitts repeatedly told Davis to drop his weapon before shooting him, reports Atlanta Progressive News.
But Edwards and several neighbors who witnessed the incident say they did NOT hear Officer Pitts order Davis to put down his weapon."

It gets worse, but you'll have to read the linked article to find out what comes next.

Our next "Well Armed American" stops an active shooter the right way. [Link]

"According to law enforcement, two men who were arguing inside Mien Tay Quan restaurant were asked to leave. One of the men then apparently retrieved a firearm and came back to the restaurant firing his weapon. An investigator for Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan who was having dinner in the restaurant as a customer then pulled his concealed weapon and engaged the shooter, killing him as he came through the doorway."

Isn't it a good thing a good guy with a gun was present when a bad guy showed up with a gun?

And for our final "Well Armed American" we come to this grandma, who is tougher than she looks. [Link] Way to go, Grandma!

"Paris Ainsworth, 51, had just returned home after working a double shift. After pulling into her driveway, she saw two men moving closer to her.
Fearing they may have bad intentions, she readied her .45 handgun and exited the vehicle. Ainsworth had applied for and received her concealed carry permit two years ago.
It's a good thing she trusted her instincts about the men, as they suddenly began shooting at her, hitting her three times in her side and once in her non-shooting hand.
Apparently unfazed by the shots (perhaps because of a surge of adrenaline), Ainsworth drew her .45 and returned fire at the thugs, sending them scrambling.
"I said, 'You mother (expletive),' and pulled out (my gun) and started shooting," she told WDIV."

She is not only packing heat, she's packing some heat in a great caliber for the job. Takes 4 bullets and STILL manages to put BOTH her attackers in the hospital. Someone send e her address—I'll buy her a box of 230gr JHP .45 acp ammo. Again, one tough lady.

And now, for our quotes of the week --

"To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them."—George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380

"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."—William Pitt, Nov. 18, 1783

"The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops."—Noah Webster, 1787

"That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there."—George Orwell

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."—The Dalai Lama, May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest. If we want the Arms Act to be repealed, if we want to learn the use of arms, here is a golden opportunity. If the middle classes render voluntary help to Government in the hour of its trial, distrust will disappear, and the ban on possessing arms will be withdrawn."—Mohandas K. Gandhi

"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them."—Richard Henry Lee, Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress, Initiator of the Declaration of Independence, and member of the first Senate, which passed the Bill of Rights

Note the presence of TWO noted pacifists in the pro-gun quotes.

And now, it's off to the editor!!!

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