Shootout at the Ocala Corral!

Let’s see, five shots, .357, sounds like a snubbie. This guy was lucky. At close range, the concussion from the muzzle blast should have been enough to send him to the hospital. For now, the Laundromat will have to do. Great Jumping Jehosaphat!

Complete link:

http://www.ocala.com/article/20080710/NEWS/216986732/0/VOZLATINA

Tantalizing excerpt:

Woman, .357 blazing, chases intruders from home……

He then pointed his weapon, believed to be a small-caliber handgun, and fired at least one shot at Hunley.

Hunley, who is 5-foot-3, emptied her handgun, firing four shots at the intruder. The gunman ran out the front door. Neither Hunley nor her daughter were hurt during the exchange of gunfire.

DC STILL wants to ban guns!

You can not make this stuff up! Go the Supreme Court and then jump through another boatload of flaming hoops.

Complete link:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,377203,00.html

Tantalizing excerpt:

D.C. Officials Weigh Keeping Semiautomatic Pistols Illegal After Blanket Handgun Ban is Struck Down
Monday, July 07, 2008

By Greg Simmons

The Supreme Court’s repeal of the ban on handguns in Washington, D.C., may be a boon for a segment of the firearms industry whose last major windfall might have been in the heyday of the Dirty Harry movies: those who make and sell revolvers.

The court ruled that a blanket ban on handguns is unconstitutional, but D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and other Washington officials want to keep in place a prohibition on semiautomatic handguns — those in which a bullet clip is inserted into the gun’s grip.

Such a ban would continue to outlaw 9-mm and other popular pistols that are legal in most other places around the United States. And it would make the classic six-shooter the only legal handgun in the District.

Dirty Harriette, shoots at mice with .44, misses

I said it before, I will say it again: There are days I wonder how the human race has survived for so many milliennia. Do you feel lucky punk? Well do you?

Complete link:

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20080711/news/807110322

Tantalizing excerpt:

A Potter Valley woman wounded herself and a man July 3 while attempting to kill mice with a .44-caliber Magnum revolver, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman, 43, had drawn the gun from a holster under her left arm, intending to shoot mice scurrying across the floor of a small travel trailer on Highway 20 in Potter Valley, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Another Sierra Times Classic- Strange Case Of Gil McGillicuddy

Without question one of my favorite “Cops Gone Wild” stories. A Sierra Times Classic from the Wayback Machine.

Complete link:

http://web.archive.org/web/20010911185948/http://www.sierratimes.com/archive/files/sep/06/edtk090601.htm

Tantalizing Excerpt:

The Strange Case of Gil McGillicuddy
TJ Kattermann 09.06.01

What is it with law enforcement and family pets? Ruby Ridge started when Ninja Clad Warrior Wannabes shot the family dog and initiated a firefight with Randy Weaver’s son. In Santa Clarita James Beck was worried the BATF would injure his dog. While this North Carolina case does not rise to the level of pathos of these other cases, it is oddly resonant of the mindset of modern law enforcement. The names have been changed to protect the guilty because God knows the dog has suffered enough.

After almost exactly one hundred days Gil McGillicuddy’s (not his real name) dog was returned to him.

The dog, Cuddles, (not her real name) was imprisoned for three months in the Cornucopia County Animal Shelter (not a real North Carolina County) at the direction of one Cornucopia County Deputy Sheriff Brassbadge (not his real name) as part of an aggressive animal abuse investigation.

McGillicuddy’s trip through Alice’s Looking Glass began at twilight on Saturday evening April 20th 2001 when he peered through the window of his mobile home and was surprised to see three uniformed Cornucopia County Sheriff Deputies standing in his front yard each of whom had arrived in a separate vehicle………

The Magistrate was moved to tears when he read the charge against McGillicuddy, possibly because of the official grammar.

Deputy Brassbadge used a North Carolina Uniform Citation ticket to charge McGillicuddy with his violation. The North Carolina Uniform Citation lists over a dozen possible traffic offenses and provides a blank category for an arresting officer to fill in with some other offense should circumstances warrant.

So the text of the actual charge presented to the court read as follows:

” The undersigned officer has probable cause to believe that on or about Saturday 2030 PM the 20th day of April 2001 in the named county the defendant did unlawfully and willfully operate a (motor) vehicle on a 14. did beat him dog by kicking him in the dog and around the head with his hand, and did pick up dog throw him out the front door this Abuse is in violation of GS”

McGillicuddy spent the rest of Saturday night in the Cornucopia County Jail and posted bail early Sunday morning.

Sierra Times Classic- The Whack & Stack White Paper

Yes, I FOUND it! The Sierra Times Whack & Stack White Paper by publisher and editor JJ Johnson.

Just as relevant today as it was when written seven years ago.

Complete Link:

http://web.archive.org/web/20010828203531/www.sierratimes.com/archive/files/aug/23/arws082301.htm

Update May 3, 2009. Here are archives of the Whack & Stack Incidents documented by Sierra Times:

http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.sierratimes.com/03/whackstack.php

Tantalizing excerpt:

The Whack’em & Stack’em White Paper
News Analysis by J.J. Johnson
Sierra Times 08.23.01

Since publishing yesterday’s Whack’em& Stack’em, Sierra Times has received many inquiries from folks, some wanting to know, “exactly what IS a Whack’em & Stack’em?”

Let us explain.

This is a term created here at Sierra Times to identify the ‘always justifiable’ law enforcement homicide, or fatal police shooting. The “whack” means to “kill”, and the “stack” means to just keep counting the bodies, and thanking the Good Lord that even though more people die in the country each year via cop bullets than in Russia, we can sleep easy knowing there is always a “good reason” for killing someone.

What we find so fascinating about this lethal art is the methods the justifications for whack & stacks are laid out to the public, and how. Of course, there is always a good reason, including the generic, “the officer(s) thought his/their life was in danger”. We have learned that this usually works as a catch all when ever a whack & stack is reported. In this whack & stack White Paper, we will use one of our most recent stories, and show you some things to look out for whenever there is a whack & stack in your neck of the woods. (Article in red; our analysis in black)

Update: Be sure to visit the Traffic Stop and Police Encounter Tutorial CLICK HERE

The Complete Column in Pictures:

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University of Berserkley at Chapel Hill (NC) Murder Update

Everyone knows the University of Berserkley at Chapel Hill solved this problem years ago. Guns are banned in Chapel Hill so those kids who drove the young Miss Carson around with guns in the car broke the law.

Did someone forget to explain to them what it means to break gun control laws?

Complete link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlAKwV3eUXo&eur

Tantalizing excerpt:

One warrant says a confidential source told police that Atwater said he and Lovette entered Carson’s home through an open door..Then they forced the young woman into her car…. And headed to an ATM machine, where they allegedly made Carson give up her PIN number to withdraw money from her bank account…Police believe the suspects stole 14 hundred dollars over two days.

So it begins…Wilmette suspends it’s gun ban

WILMETTE, Ill. — Wilmette has suspended enforcement of its 19-year-old ordinance banning handgun possession in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that appears to invalidate such bans.

Complete link:

http://www.nbc5.com/news/16729972/detail.html

Tantalizing Excerpt:

“The Law Department and the Police Department have suspended enforcement of the ordinance pending further review by the Village Board,” Wilmette village attorney Tim Frenzer said Thursday. “Based on the decision today, at a minimum it calls into serious question the continued viability of the ordinance.”

Frenzer said questions remain about how directly the court’s decision will impact local gun laws in Wilmette and other parts of the country. Washington is not a state, and each state has its own legal language governing the right to bear arms.

“Gun Ownership a Capital Idea” -before Heller came Parker

In all the hub-bub of today’s Heller decision we forget the other ordinary people who put the DC gun control laws into the crosshairs of the Supreme Court.

One story to help us remember:

Complete link:

http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21NVBorelliGuns90507.html

Tantalizing Excerpt:

Gun Ownership a Capital Idea

by Deneen Borelli

For years, Shelly Parker faced intimidation and harassment from the drug dealers and gang-bangers who roamed her neighborhood. Already frustrated because the police never did enough to make her feel truly safe, she was further dismayed by the fact that she could not own a gun to protect herself.

Parker is a resident of Washington, D.C., where gun ownership has been a crime.

Unwilling to just give up, Parker’s tenacity resulted in action that may mean Washingtonians can exercise their constitutional right to own a gun for the first time in over 30 years.

In 2003, Parker and five other D.C. residents filed suit for the right to defend themselves by having serviceable guns in their homes. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in their favor in March, saying that “the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms.” Unsuprisingly, the city’s attorneys are appealing the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, where a final ruling in Parker v. District of Columbia could have profound national implications on statist government regulations that degrade citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

Since 1976, the ownership of almost all firearms has been illegal in America’s capital city. The first offense for handgun possession is a misdemeanor charge carrying a penalty of imprisonment for up to one year and a $1,000 fine. A second offense is a felony that could lead to up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine. Trapped between the street thugs and a government opposed to individual rights, Parker was essentially in a no-win situation: illegally own a gun and face possible prosecution or risk being a victim.

Even before they were completely banned, the District of Columbia’s open hostility toward the Second Amendment was evident. For example, registered handguns prior to 1976 were not allowed to be carried from one room to another within the same home unless the gun owner had a license for each room. Shotguns or rifles had to be unloaded and either unassembled or trigger-locked.

Go ahead:Arrest me….First they came for the Christians

Okay, maybe you do not like this woman’s ideas. Maybe they are extreme or unpopular or even offensive, but just remember, if the State has the right to ban her free expression of her beliefs banning your beliefs may not be all that far behind. Children in public school have already been punished for drawings and pictures of pistols, rifles and talk about hunting and recreational target practice .

If you believe in RKBA, we all may some day meet in the re-education camps of Gulag America.

Complete link:

http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?pageId=67799

Tantalizing excerpt:
Censorship. Book burning. The Criminalization of Christianity. It’s here and it’s now the law in the state of Colorado.

I predicted it three years ago. And a lot of people said I was crazy. But my book, “The Criminalization of Christianity,” subtitle: “Read this Before it Becomes Illegal” just became … illegal. And it’s no longer just in Sweden, Europe, and Canada; it’s right here in what used to be known as the “land of the free.”

A week from today I’m flying to Denver and attending a press conference with Colorado pastors and state leaders to … break the law. We are handing out my book, “The Criminalization of Christianity,” and waiting for arrest. It may be that next week’s column will be written from a jail cell. I tend to think that would be a stupid move on the government’s part. I predict they will lay low and peg off the less vocal types first. Wait for the cement in the law to become solid before chaining it to the feet of Christians who dare speak out.

You see, Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter signed into law SB 200 and turned public restrooms and locker rooms into a predator paradise where men can enter (and shower in) any female public facility in the state. You’d think that would be as bad as it gets – but wait: Section 8 of that same bill claims to trump the First Amendment:

Section 8. 24-34-701. Publishing of discriminative matter forbidden. No person, being the owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent, or employee of any place of public accommodation … shall publish, issue, circulate, send, distribute, give away, or display in any way, manner, or shape or by any means or method, except as provided in this section, any communication, paper, poster, folder, manuscript, book, pamphlet, writing, print, letter, notice, or advertisement of any kind, nature, or description that is intended or calculated to discriminate or actually discriminates against … SEXUAL ORIENTATION, marital status … in the matter of furnishing or neglecting or refusing to furnish to them or any one of them any lodging, housing, schooling, or tuition or any accommodation, right [marriage], privilege [adoption], advantage, or convenience … on account of … SEXUAL ORIENTATION, marital status … [which] is unwelcome or objectionable or not acceptable, desired, or solicited.
Forget the public library display of “banned books week” – its “banned books week” all year round in the entire state of Colorado – if those books, paper, posters, folders, manuscripts, pamphlet, writing, print, letter, notice, advertisement, or crayon drawing is said to be calculated, intended, or thought to discriminate against homosexual behavior, or the agenda to rewrite marriage and adoption laws.