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Number 813, March 15, 2015

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Neale's Gun Rant for 3-15-2015
by Neale Osborn

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Attribute to L. Neil Smith's The Libertarian Enterprise

Mama Liberty is under the weather this week, so I chose an article from a young lady I believe Mama would take a shine to for our opening segment this week. Dinnae Fash, lads and lasses, Mama will return as soon as she's up to it. Now, I've always considered a woman voting for gun control to be like a Jew voting for the American Nazi Party, or a chicken voting for Colonel Sanders—just plain stupid. But I never considered why they should oppose Concealed Carry Only states, and should demand open carry. Oh, don't get me wrong, I don't consider ANY law that restricts my, your, her, or anyone else's right to carry ANY weapons, open or concealed, any where, any time, without being required to beg permission from ANY elected official OR bureaucrat (other than on posted PRIVATE property, of course) to be Constitutional. But I never considered this side of the discussion. Link.

Liberals are always preaching about how sexism is "inherently part of our legal system." Then, they oppose open carry. This is truly ironic, because women would benefit the most from allowing open carry. For starters, can you imagine someone trying to attack a woman who is blatantly carrying a gun? It's hard to imagine someone picking a girl with a gun on her waistband out as a good target. It's a deterrent.

Aside from that, let's look at the practicality of concealed carry for women. It's difficult. Many men are able to simply stick a small handgun in their pants pocket and that's that. Have you ever seen the pockets on women's jeans? I can't even fit my cell phone or wallet in there. Unless a woman wants to wear cargo pants everywhere, pocket-carry isn't an option.

There's a reason women carry their things in a purse instead of in their pockets. A purse, however, is a bad place to carry a concealed weapon. Women will understand why immediately—things shift around in purses. If a purse is big enough to carry a gun and everything else that woman needs, it's big enough for the gun to get buried in. Generally, if you need a gun to defend your life, you need that gun NOW—not thirty seconds later when you dig it out of the bottom of a handbag. If a potential attacker is following you down the street, you might have time to rummage for a second and be poised to draw. But if a rapist jumps out at you from behind a corner, you can't afford the distraction nor the time.

This lady hits the nail on the head, though. of course, not being a woman, I never considered what she said before I read this.


I'm of mixed thoughts on this.... Oh, NOT on the lawsuit, but it doesn't go anywhere near far enough—it needs to sue for the removal of the entire Class Three category, then move on to ALL Victim Disarmament laws. [Link]

Automatic weapons clearly qualify as military arms of the kind that would be useful for militia service, and while Congress' National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) restricting the sale and possession has never been successfully challenged in court, it appears that the Hughes Amendment would not pass strict scrutiny in front of a reasonably honest jurist.
If the challenges are successful, the uninformed media will now doubt (once again, still) scream that overturning the blatantly unconstitutional law will lead to "blood in the streets."
This is of course absurd, as purchasers will still be required to go through the same process they currently do to acquire automatic weapons through the ATF as outlined in the NFA.
The practical effect of striking down the Hughes Amendment would be that purchasers who paid their $200 tax stamp and were approved to own machine guns after a thorough background check would be able to buy new machine guns, instead of being restricted to those built prior to when the law went into effect as part of the Firearm Owners Protection Act in 1986.
So they still want the exorbitant fees and licenses, they just want to pay them for NEW guns rather than just old ones!


Note—the BATFE realized what a mistake they were contemplating with their reversal of their ruling on M855 green tip .223 ammo, and they caved. Thanks to YOU, the People, who told them to stop it. Now, let's keep up the pressure, and get them to run back some OTHER anti-Constitutional bureaucratic assaults on the 2nd Amendment!


I've got to address this topic, especially since a counselor to these same students tried to tell me they are all afraid of guns now. Link.

Patrick Neville, a Republican who serves in the Colorado legislature, is not your average state representative. He is a survivor of the infamous 1999 shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. That day, twelve students, a teacher, and the two perpetrators themselves were victims of gun violence. Neville learned firsthand that gun control laws are futile, and schools cannot be guaranteed "gun free zones." Now Representative Neville has introduced a bill to allow anyone with a concealed carry permit to carry a gun in public schools.

While I do not consider the shooters (who would like me to mention their names) to be victims of "gun violence", I like what Mr. Neville has to say. Why? Because he's correct. Just as with the shooting in Sandy Hook, armed teachers MIGHT have saved the day. Or at least, reduced the damage. Now, as we read on in the story, we find that this is, as usual, limited to people who have bought permission from the government to exercise their RTKBA, but it IS a step in the correct direction. Ahhh, I hear it now—the shrieks of horror, the outrage, the cries of "What if the teacher misses the scumbags?" or "the little darlings will be afraid if a gun is in the classroom or on campus!" Guess what, people—I don't care about you false fears. The students won't know the guns are there unless they are needed—when they will be flocking to the defenders and their handguns.


An elderly Ohio couple are our next "Well Armed Americans. Link. And they are not alone—Ohio has a lot of these events happening!

The North Side homeowner dialed 911 just after noon yesterday and gave his address. When asked what his emergency was, he replied, "Some ... some guy broke into my house, and I shot him."
Officers arrived to find the homeowner inside and the intruder dead on the porch. The door showed signs of being kicked in. The intruder was pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m. Sgt. Rich Weiner, a Columbus police spokesman, said it appeared to be a case of self-defense.
"Everyone has the right to protect their house," Weiner said. At the same time, "it's very tragic. It's something he'll have to live with."

* * * * *

Police identified the deceased man as 31-year-old Michael Rinehart. Again, from the article:

Rinehart served four years in prison after being convicted of burglary in 2010. He petitioned for judicial release in 2013, saying his drug addiction had led to his crimes, but it was denied.
Police did not name the man who shot Rinehart, but Franklin County housing records showed that the homeowner is Joseph Miklich, 71.
The Dispatch article goes on to note that this was the second time this month that a homeowner has shot and killed an intruder.
On Feb. 19, a woman on N. Guilford Avenue in Franklinton shot Christopher Lee Willis after he smashed through her front window.
In January, a man who told police he was being carjacked shot David A. Mullins in a Franklinton alley. Mullins died at the scene.

If you're an asshole, trying to rob people from Ohio, I hope you, too, wind up feeding worms.


I thought Y'all might like this-

"Common Sense" 1. George Mason—"The militia consists of the whole people, except for a few politicians." This of course was the wording of one of the authors of the 2nd Amendment. 2. Article 3, Section 3: "Treason... shall consist of levying war against (the United States)..."

3. In American history and jurisprudence, the disarmament of the people and the militia is an act of war. (Viz: Lexington and Concorde).

4. Therefore, any action which disarms any law abiding person is an act of treason.

T. J. Mason
Copied from a letter to the editor by TJ Mason to The Libertarian Enterprise-Link.[email him]


And many of Y'all call me paranoid or crazy for homeschooling for non-religious reasons. Link. Even a little kid knows common core is asinine, but the teachers keep teaching it....
Want to see a little kid prove to his teacher just how ridiculous common core really is?
Take a look at the picture below:
In what world does 8+5=10?
If the teacher wanted to know what number to add to 8 to get 10, why didn't she just ask that? Or why not ask what 8+5 equals?
We'll probably never know. But one thing we do know is that the poor teacher is stuck teaching an obscenely ridiculous standard of education that no one should have to endure.
Please tell us what you think of Common Core.
We're not the only ones who think it's crazy are we?
You have to see the accompanying photo of the referenced question.


This set of Quotes of the Week Starts out with truth from the good Colonel—

"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands."—Jeff Cooper


"Reread that pesky first clause of the Second Amendment. It doesn't say what any of us thought it said. What it says is that infringing the right of the people to keep and bears arms is treason. What else do you call an act that endangers "the security of a free state"? And if it's treason,then it's punishable by death. I suggest due process, speedy trials, and public hangings."—L. Neil Smith


"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."—George Washington

"The right to own weapons is the right to be free."—A.E. Van Vogt, The Weapon Shops of Isher

"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it."—William S. Burroughs

"No law ever written has stopped any robber, rapist or killer, like cold blue steel in the hands of their last intended victim."—W. Emerson Wright

Y'all jest set on back and enjoy this'n. I'll be back NEXT week!

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