Boy, one for the When I Was A Kid file for sure! Mayberry on steroids before there was a Mayberry! Travel now down the road to yesteryear and learn how things were in the good ole days! A tale of shootin’ and teachin’ and small town life. Oh yeah, did I mention there was prayer in school????
Read it! Whut he said. Wish I’d of said that or something similar!
Ten years ago I said if George W. was serious about National Security he would pass out fire hoses to neighbor Community Watch Teams if it was so important to throw money and infrastructure at the situation. More people would have learned more valuable skills in a few weeks better, faster, cheaper, as they practiced teamwork through (Fire) training drills than anything the Government has done in a decade!
Sadly it was not to be.
Seems the Thing To Do Today is to remember what you were doing on this date, ten years ago.
Really? One tiny decade later? Ask me on the fiftieth anniversary. That’s a decent amount of time for commemoration.
Instead we should be remembering what we weren’t doing on this day ten years ago.
If that is not enough red meat for you head over to Frank W. James for an after dinner mint:
Some of us, me in particular, find these ‘security searches’, where ever they are practiced, so demeaning and so senseless that our blood pressure rises and anger management becomes not a term associated with others, but a condition similar in many respects to breathing.
My internal anger response is pre-programed and subconscious.
(The Oath Can Be Found At Minute 6:45)
Poor Beverly Perdue. She cannot quite get the hang of this State of Emergency thing.
Is it possibly because she is just another product of our Public Education System and is thus unable to read, write, or comprehend all those complicated legal terms and concepts? Only her grade school teachers know for sure. If you can find any willing to claim her as student.
In any case, a number of CCH holders in counties East Of I-95 are somewhat uneasy about the Governor’s whimsical interpretation of General Statutes and worry whether their local officials will interpret their Oaths of Office as arbitrarily and capriciously as the Governor.
So even if the Governor believes herself correct, the local Sheriff, Police, District Attorney et al may believe otherwise and there is NOTHING the Governor can legally do to alter their behavior and statute interpretation.
Over at No Lawyers, Only Guns and Money Mr. Richardson has already expressed his reservations about the current state of affairs. CLICK LINK HERE
So where does the Impeachment part enter?
Recall almost exactly a year ago the Good Governor essentially suspended Dove Season as well as the 2nd Amendment for the ENTIRE State in name if not fact because of anticipated damage from Hurricane Earl. Mostly it seemed to depend upon which Authority found their neck in the noose at the time.
Massad Ayoob charitably labeled it “madness” and “idiocy” when he found himself caught up in the maelstrom. CLICK LINK HERE
In short, NC criminalized an entire class of citizens. Including me and my companion, each carrying a gun as we passed through NC, and doing so legally as far as we knew. Of course, unless the traveler was tuned to the right radio station at the right moment, they could not have known they’d just been criminalized, as we didn’t until we’d already passed through. This does not make me warm and fuzzy.
THIS YEAR the Governor attempted to learn from past experience and issued Executive Order 103. CLICK LINK HERE
Executive Order 103 included Section 7 – The Chinese Menu Clause. The Governor picked one law from Column A and one law from Column B and essentially said she would selectively enforce the laws she liked and ignore the laws she did not like. The best ObamaNation intellectualism replicated in North Carolina! CLICK LINK HERE or HERE
This order is adopted pursuant to my powers under Article 1 of Chapter 166A of the General Statutes and under Article 36A of Chapter 14 of the General Statutes. It does not trigger the limitations on weapons in G.S. § 14-288.7 or impose any limitation on the consumption, transportation, sale or purchase of alcoholic beverages.
Unfortunately, as per her Oath Of Office, that is not allowed and is thus impeachable as a high crime and misdemeanor.
And then there were four…..
No less than Massad Ayoob himself joins the “When I was a kid chorus” sung here at John Jacob H over and over and over again. Category Link HERE
While Mr. Ayoob frequently slides toward the fringe of the “reasonable restriction” crowd, his anecdote from childhood rings true with all the other childhood stories accumulated thus far.
I grew up with firearms. By the age of nine, I had a .22 rifle, a shotgun, and a Winchester 94 deer rifle hanging on a rack in my bedroom. At the age of 12, I had a loaded Colt .45 automatic in the desk drawer in that same bedroom.
2nd Amendment Blogs and message boards should be the primary source for everything anyone needs to know about anything. That is my story and I will stick to it!
Nearly two years ago here at John Jacob H RKBA Commentary we warned the public about the inept Chancellor Little Lord Fauntleroy Holden Thorp after his dismal defense of free speech in the matter of Professor Emeritus Elliot Cramer comments about necessary self defense.
Even before that particular contretemps Michelle Malkin expressed her concern about the level of adult supervision at the University Of Berserkley–Chapel Hill Division.
This time the good Chancellor Lord Fauntleroy Thorp has tangled with the taxpayer funded National Football League Farm Team Association, euphemistically known as collegiate sports (NCAA).
Call me crazy, but THIS TIME Chancellor Thorp’s kerfuffle may leave a mark. It is considered bad form for a chancellor to mess with professional football farm teams.
You were warned. Two years ago. Really.
Many North Carolina fans wanted to know why the university fired head coach Butch Davis just nine days before fall practice began. Now, a group of UNC football supporters are looking into legal action against UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp and the university, according to Robbi Pickeral of the Raleigh News & Observer.
“I can tell you, everybody that we represent is furious about the timing of Butch Davis’ firing,” Brown & Associates attorney Don Brown told the News & Observer on Monday. “They feel like their investment was based on Butch Davis being the head coach … and the public reassurances over the past year that he would remain the coach. … They want answers.”
A group of UNC football donors are considering bringing a lawsuit against university chancellor Holden Thorp after his decision to fire head football coach Butch Davis.
Apparently discontent with the Vancouver Hockey Riots extends well beyond taxpayers and the general populace right into the ranks of Police and Medical Personnel.
Today, two selections: one from a nurse and another from a patrol officer.
To you, it’s just a fight. To me, it’s the ER social worker looking for a teddybear to console a 4 year old girl because she just witnessed her dad get a broken nose as he was trying to get his daughter out of the hotzone.
You started “harmless” fires. You torched other men and women’s cars whom you’d never met and never did you wrong. You assaulted firemen as they arrived to try and deal with your “mistakes”. You took limited, valuable emergency resources away from good people who needed them. You endangered more lives by tying up emergency services than you ever considered.
You started fights. You stabbed people you’d never met because they somehow made you angry. You gave men and women trying to protect property life altering concussions. You brought paramedics into the tear gas and exhausted them trying to save people they’d never met.
Yes, these feral children were little better than their fictional counterparts.
For me zombies represent the mindless side of human nature. Whenever we watch news footage of a disaster Zombies run amok like Katrina or the riots in LA in the nineties, it looks like we’re watching a zombie film. So in a way zombies are a way for us to deal with the fear of society run amuck. Plus you can hack away at zombies with chainsaws and axes and it’s fun to watch. It would not be so fun if you went after a group of rioters with a chainsaw, for instance. That would just be weird and creepy.
For those interested, the original creepy apology.
Chaplain to the RKBA Blogosphere Anthony Martin adds his insight to the concept of Biblically based Self Defense as pioneered by the Liberty Crew over at Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership–embedded link.
Be sure to listen to the linked musical selection as well.
Someone should thank the Indiana Supreme Court for their absolute candor when they explained their decision to suspend the 4th Amendment to the United States Constitution in a recent decision-Barnes v. Indiana
It will not be me, of course, since I am of the opinion people so deeply marinated in the philosophy of the Bolshevik Left they are unaware of any other responsibility should be taken out and shot at dawn before a randomly assembled firing squad of passersby.
Rarely have our Overlords and Masters so clearly defined their philosophy to We, The Peasants, in such clear and plain English:
Justice Steven David writing for the court said if a police officer wants to enter a home for any reason or no reason at all, a homeowner cannot do anything to block the officer’s entry.
“In sum, we hold that [in] Indiana the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law.”
They were equally plain and clear as to the reason why:
Grass Roots North Carolina offers a quick education on how a poll about concealed carry in restaurants and bars can be subtly rigged to produce the desired outcome.
Think about it. What image comes to mind if the question asked is phrased:
“[Do you agree/disagree with] permitting people to carry handguns in restaurants and bars?”
Howsomeever, the legislation presented is solely to allow LICENSED CONCEALED CARRY HANDGUN OWNERS TO CARRY in restaurants and bars. Big difference!
Pretty tricky, eh?
Philosophical differences aside, the choice of phrase can make quite a difference, certainly for the general public.
Text of Alert:
Elon Poll Flawed
A poll released last week by Elon University* purports to show little public support for expanding North Carolina’s existing concealed handgun law into parks and restaurants, as proposed under House Bill 111. However, the misleading and inaccurate phrasing of poll questions suggests that the researchers either haven’t read HB 111, or are woefully ignorant of North Carolina gun laws.
INACCURATELY PHRASED QUESTIONS:
“[Do you agree/disagree with] permitting people to carry handguns in restaurants and bars.”
* No pending bill would allow “people”-meaning anyone-to carry handguns in restaurants and bars. Rather, HB-111 is strictly limited to allowing concealed handgun permit holders to do so.
* Individuals covered by HB 111 have been verified by their sheriff as law-abiding citizens who have proven they are trained in the law and proficient with their weapons.
* These people have passed criminal background checks and had their fingerprints cleared by the FBI.
* The sheriff has verified they are not alcoholics or substance abusers, and in the case of veterans, were honorably discharged.
* This class of people – who number approximately 2% of North Carolinians – have proven, over the past 16 years, to be responsible, prudent, safe, and overwhelming law-abiding.
* A similar question skewed results on “people” carrying concealed handguns in parks when, in reality, the parks provision too would apply only to concealed handgun permit-holders.
* The question on restaurants omits at least two major qualifying conditions: That those carrying handguns are prohibited from consuming any alcohol, and that individual restaurants have the ability to ban the carry of handguns on their premises.
* Although the Elon poll found that 42.4% of respondents owned firearms, earlier polling of North Carolina residents found a far higher gun ownership rate of 56%,** suggesting a sampling bias against lawful gun ownership.
* John R. Lott, Jr. More Guns, Less Crime 3rd Edition. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2010.
** Elon University poll available at:
When you have a good rifleman you have a man who is confident of his ability to take care of himself; the quality pertains not to the rifle, but to himself; so you have a man who can quickly be turned to doing anything. He is a hunter and fighter; not a specialist who is at a loss when his specialty fails him. “-H.W. McBride “A Rifleman Went to War”
Cooper’s Principles of Practical Riflery:
Make first-round hits, at unknown distances, from improvised positions, with a cartridge appropriate to the purpose, under time pressure. –Colonel Jeff Cooper, Gun Guru
This week marks the end of the second season of TOP SHOT on the History Channel
A dirty shame the show must end. It has been a guilty pleasure for me from day one. CLICK LINK HERE
None of the usual race gun/tweaked target load ammo/five-finger tactical magazine swap IDPA/IPSC crap here.
Production guns, production ammo, off-the-shelf holsters and equipment. Don’t like the factory trigger on a Ruger 10/22? Too bad. Shoot it anyway.
Just respond to a simple question: can you hit six bottles from an upside down position after you’ve been spun around strapped to a giant plywood wheel? Because in the real world you may be just exactly that disoriented when you need to shoot your best. Yeah. How does that super-duper race gun holster work for you in that scenario?