Really Boston? An entire city suspends an ENTIRE DAY of economic activity so a small Army of Police can take their sweet time looking for ONE PERSON?
It is not like you all just got up to go to the beach for the day.
Noooo, you all cowered behind your locked doors like some weird Zombie Apocalypse was underway.
What? You don’t have locks on your doors? Well, turn on the TV, maybe a bulletin will instruct you how to lean a chair up against the knob so perpetrators armed with EXPLOSIVES can not get in!
That will solve everything!
Jumping Jimney Cricket! Even snow storms have not crippled the entire city for an entire day!
A day of shame that will live in infamy!
The Great Beantown Hysterical Panic Attack!
In the London Blitz of 1940 Winston Churchill’s Government demonstrated to the world how to prevail over brutal adversity while under attack from hundreds of pounds of aerial bombs on a nightly basis with a firm resolve to continue the conduct of ordinary daily business.
In the Million Moron Marathon of 2013 ObamaNation’s Government demonstrated to the world how easy it was for two vandals to inflict millions of dollars in economic damage to an entire city with nothing more than ordinary kitchen cookware!
What fools these Bolshevik Liberals be! To what low estate have they brought the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave?
London Blitz Churchill 1940:
NC Gun Guy offers new video of a Professor Edward J.Erler who seems blissfully unaware of the current state of United States gun laws even as he lectures an audience at the Hillsdale College Kirby Center on the nature and purpose of the 2nd Amendment.
While his rhetoric does not exactly move into the malignant fraud of Professor Michael Bellesiles (at least not in this lecture) he will definitely never be confused with a modern day pulpit pounding Patrick Henry screaming “Give me Liberty or give me Death!”
He is, in fact, exactly the kind of cryto covert passive aggressive Milquetoast RINO Republican FUDD who has brought this Republic to its knees under the century old Progressive assault he purports to oppose.
While he claims to support the 2nd Amendment his narcoleptic language and thought gently nudge the audience into a morass of administrative state edicts and restrictions.
First comes the astounding claim fully automatic weapons have been illegal since the 1930s.
In addition, the good Doctor also seems to believe the venerable WWII M1 Carbine should be classified as an “assault rifle” ( a role for which it was never designed), is remarkably comfortable with the notion weapons should be banned from any areas Leviathan Government deems “sensitive”, is dismissive of the role of the local Sheriff as a Constitutional bulwark, and finally, is far too comfortable with the idea of banning entire categories of weapons because they are somehow unusual or dangerous.
The number of times Dr. Erler uses the term “assault rifle” in the first few minutes of his talk would make the most devoted acolyte’s head spin. He is completely unaware of the NSSF list of rifle industry wide terms to include Modern Sport Rifle (MSR), Modular Component Rifle (MCR), Sport Utility Rifle (SUR) or Modular Precision Rifle (MPR). CLICK LINK HERE
So clearly this is not a man who should be given a leadership role defending the Bill of Rights.
The guy is not a lawyer and he is certainly not familiar with the contemporary gun rights environment.
In fact, his only credentials appear to be an academic PhD in Political Science.
Has this fine Academic EVER shot NRA Bullseye? Joined IDPA? IPSC? Gone to Camp Perry? Plinked for rats at the local dump? Gone hunting? Shot trap or skeet? Cowboy Action Shooting? Civil War Reenactment? World War II Reenactment? Is he familiar with Kim Rhode? John Ross? Thunder Ranch? Jeff Cooper?
Can he name any activity outside the Ivory Tower of Academia directly involved with active use of a firearm?
If all these activities and ideas and people are alien to him he has no place at the top of the 2nd Amendment food chain.
We, the people, do not need any more Ann Coulters or Karl Roves or Heritage Foundations or Cato Institutes or even Hillsdale Colleges controlling the narrative or dialogue about who will best lead us out of the wilderness of crippling Progressive Politics.
Return, sir, to your cloistered halls and leave the dirty work to those of us who suffer most severely from the oppression of totalitarian Federalism.
See the video for yourself. CLICK LINK HERE.
Every year, on the eve of hunting season , a small group of spunky pastors and their congregations challenge IRS tyranny with Pulpit Freedom Sunday. Has your congregation or Pastor joined the movement?
If not, why not? It is not too late to add your voice.
Today’s video highlights an important distinction between actual military combat veterans (in opposite corners of the country) and the armed thugs who populate the United States law enforcement culture – the ability to carry out a necessary assignment with honor and dignity.
Most American citizens have never met the two most important people who have an inordinate unwholesome influence over the course of their daily life – the Police Academy Trainer and the University Law Professor.
For better or worse, the Academy Trainer and the Law Professor almost single-handedly determine the actual street level application of law.
So, for example, in the case of Law Enforcement, We, the Trampled, are burdened with the unfathomable concept of “officer safety” which cheerfully countenances the summary execution of family pets and sucker punched pedestrians on the slimmest pretext in the course of an ordinary encounter all because 9 out of 10 Police Academy trainers agree it is “a good idea”!
Or, in the case of the accredited Attorney-at-law, entire philosophical constructs of principle and theory are completely ignored by the Law School establishment in favor of ‘stare decisis’ and case law!
Which brings us to today’s video of a California Sheriff cold cocking a citizen without shame in full public view and the soldier who immediately spotted the violation of protocol embodied therein.
Unlike the modern patrol officer modern combat soldiers enter truly hostile and dangerous environments with a lawyer on each shoulder who eagerly await any opportunity to condemn them for any misstep -intentional or accidental. They accept the hazard as part of the assigned duty and perform fearlessly.
Compare that mentality to the “officer safety culture” which escalates the smallest encounter into a life threatening situation.
Thank you soldier for your service to our country both on active duty and off.
Coincidentally William Norman Grigg discusses virtually the same topic in his current column on the excellent Pro Libertate blog:
Anne Dekins was a loud-mouthed party girl — or at least, that’s what the arrest warrant suggested. Whatever she may have done in the past, Miss Dekins was quietly minding her own business when Officer Samuel Bray found her on the street and began to haul her away.
Dekins wasn’t inclined to go quietly, and she put up a struggle. Her cries for help attracted the interest of several armed men led by an individual named Tooley, who confronted Bray and demanded to know what he was doing to the frantic woman. The officer produced his official credentials and insisted that he was making a lawful arrest for “disorderly conduct.” When witnesses disputed that description, Bray called for backup.
Tooley and his associates ordered Bray to release the woman, and then took action to enforce that lawful order. After Bray’s partner was killed in the ensuing struggle, Tooley and his associates were arrested for murder. The trial court threw out the murder charge, ruling that the warrant was defective. Since the arrest was illegal, the court pointed out, Dekins had a right to resist – and bystanders likewise had a right, if not a positive duty, to assist her. The defendants were eventually found guilty of manslaughter, but quickly pardoned and set free.
By trying to enforce an invalid warrant, Bray “did not act as a constable, but a common oppressor,” observed the trial court. Tooley and the other bystanders were properly “provoked” by the act of aggressive violence against Anne Dekins, and their forceful but measured response – first demanding that the abductor release the hostage, then exercising defensive force to free her – was entirely appropriate.
Lawless violence against the helpless “is a sufficient provocation to all people out of compassion” in any circumstance, observed the court, “much more where it is done under a colour of justice, and where the liberty of the subject is invaded….” In fact, an act of that kind carried out by a law enforcement official is nothing less than “a provocation to all the subjects of England.”
For those of you concerned about the “State Of The Union” the last five minutes of this interview include the most uplifting comments I have heard in a while.
Glenn Beck talks to Andy Andrews (Andy Andrews is an internationally known speaker and novelist whose combined works have sold millions of copies worldwide.) about his new book “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?: Why the Truth Matters More Than You Think”
Christmas is a time for reflection and renewal in the company of family and friends. This year I thought my faithful readers (Thanks Mom!) and first time visitors might enjoy something old and something new, something sacred and something, well, a little more profane……in other words, a little something for everyone in this, the annual Christmas compilation post.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
First, the sacred: Chaplain to the RKBA Blogosphere Anthony Martin helps us all focus on the Holy-Day through music:
This year a new addition: Merry Christmas from Chuck Norris!
Or, if you prefer to commemorate the (profane) ghosts of Christmas past:
A (favorited)new addition this year to the Christmas Compilation Post:
Buried in the Real Gunfights Category Lawdog Shoots Santa Claus (hint: the second link at the end):
From the 1879 Housekeeping In Old Virginia—Christmas Wild Game Recipes:
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The 1914 Western Front Christmas Truce:
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A bunch of Good Samaritan Santa Clauses re-enact The Boston Tea Party:
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You should definitely patronize catalog merchants who support RKBA:
Last, but not least, Porky Pig sings Christmas Carols
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Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy New Year!
I like it, but boy howdy, the Transportation Security Agency will have a fit about this stuff…
NC Gun Guy posts a video about the clowns who came to Occupy Raleigh.
Governor Beverly Perdue, (Nitwit,NC) who is already on record in favor of suspending elections and has repeatedly botched State Of Emergency decrees gave her tacit support for the Moron Movement from her office a few hundred yards away. Who else but a card carrying Bolshevik would put up with this nonsense week in and week out?
For two weeks a bunch of out-of-town nitwits parked,puked and encamped in front of the Office of Head North Carolina Nitwit Governor Beverly Perdue (really, she could smell the puke from her office window…. http://www.nchistoricsites.org/capitol/STAT_CAP/Tour.htm)
with the blessing of both incoming and outgoing Bolshevik Mayor(s) of Raleigh.
No concern was demonstrated by anyone involved for the size of their carbon footprint or the NEED TO RECYCLE the entire time.
Gaia was, no doubt, not amused.