Dad Was Lucky, A Pistol Would Certainly Have Helped.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

She was screaming as her father ran into the bedroom and fought off the attacker. When police arrived, the father had his arm around the intruder’s throat and was holding him.

“The father was able to get his arm around this guy’s neck and throat and has him down on the ground. The mother calls 911, the police get there,” Sgt. Mount described. “They tell the guy, ‘Okay, you can let go of him now, we’re here, we’ll take care of this.’ As he then releases his hold on him and putting the cuffs on him they realize he’s unresponsive.”

Complete Link:

http://www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=9086677

Marie-Antoinette and the War On Salt

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Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. 

For 50 years the French Monarchy was sustained by predatory and increasingly confiscatory taxes on basic commodities such as salt to maintain a decadent lifestyle for the nobility(Kakistocracy). 

When the shell game came to an end, the “Terror” began.

From “Citizens A Chronicle of the French Revolution” by Simon Schama, page 288:
The Monarchy collapsed when the price of it’s financial rescue was measured not in profits or offices but in political concessions. In August 1788 it suffered a hemorrhage of confidence on the part of its creditors and subscribers.

Their reluctance to offer new funds against the usual “anticipations” of revenues signified a transfer of faith from bureaucratic to a representative form of government. The reforms of the Brienne administration had been the last,strenuous effort to produce sufficient changes to shore up sovereignty without altering its basic premises.

Its evident failure to prevail over resistance except through sustained military force was fatal.

Henceforth, an alternative conviction was in the ascendant: that patriotic freedom would produce money where reforming absolutism had not.

There was nothing necessary or even logical about this connection……………

Knabenschiessen – Boys’ Shooting Match, Zurich, Switzerland

 

What a terrific target range.  Knabenschiessen is a word that should be in every American RKBA Supporter’s vocabulary.

 

Link:
http://www.picture-newsletter.com/knabenschiessen/index.htm

Explantory Text:

Knabenschiessen – Boys’ Shooting Match

Military training for Swiss youths has been on record since the Middle Ages. Conscription started at the early age of 16 and so even boys were taught how to handle weapons.

Shooting practise for Zurich youths was first described in 1576 but the actual Knabenschiessen competition was first documented in the second half of the 17th century.

This shooting match for 12–16 year-old boys is held on the second weekend in September but has only existed in its present form since 1899.

Thousands of boys – and more recently girls – take part. Each competitor has five shots and the winner receives great honours with his/her picture appearing in every Zurich newspaper.

The “Shooting King” receives an old Zurich coin on three silver chains and may choose an award from the prize table.

The Knabenschiessen is a vivid and vibrant folk festival – a firm favourite with all age groups!

 

ITAR Fee Change a Done Deal

Apparently an insufficient number of comments flooded the “Freedom First” President’s Secretary of State Office to keep the cost of doing business to a minimum.

Behold the final rule change:

http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/E8-22574.pdf

The War On Dogs File -Part Something, Something Ad Nauseum

In a small town equipped with an Animal Control Department THE POLICE respond to a complaint about a “vicious dog” which had NOT bitten or harmed anyone but was sentenced to death because “he charged” and “showed his teeth”.

They fire a SHOTGUN TWICE in a residential neighborhood (presumably at close range) and leave the dead dog bagged by the side of the road.

The officer who pulled the trigger has been on the force for a year. Naturally, the Chief exonerates the behaviour of his officers.

Where are the 911 tapes and records for the alleged behaviour of this dog?  Remember, this a small town, presumably everyone more or less knows everyone and their business.

What are the CALEA policies for this type of response?

Complete link:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/3587273/

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Mount Olive woman lodges complaint after officer kills dog.

Mount Olive, N.C. — A Mount Olive woman says she does not understand why a police officer killed her dog.

Durham, a 45-pound Labrador retriever, was fatally shot Thursday.

Mangum said she questions why animal control officers were not called first to pick up the animal, instead of the police.

Open Carry File-Pennsylvania-OBEY Or We Will Revoke Your CCW!

It seems Mom went to her child’s soccer game wearing a holstered pistol. Now her CCW is at risk.

Complete link:

http://www.pafoa.org/forum/concealed-open-carry-121/33062-fundraiser-shefearsnothing-ltcf-unlawfully-revoked-open-carry.html