Our New Hampshire Liberty Friends offer us all this excellent short, sweet, to-the-point and memorable reminder of proper conduct during encounters of the Peace Officer kind…….
Pass along to everyone you know everywhere.
Pass along to everyone you know everywhere.
Randy’s Right picks up the tale of the Arizona Marine SWATicide first covered here last week.
via Randy's Right
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:
It matters not how many outrageous stories of isolated “bad apples” (See Only Ones File)in the nation’s law enforcement community grace the pages of this little blog there is always some more egregiously outrageous story in the pipeline.
two three reports from nearly opposite poles of the nation.
Example the First:
Newark Police. New Jersey never seems to fail the nation with Bad Cop News.
But now the entire DEPARTMENT of a major city is under Federal investigation!
Yes, the number of wrongful death settlements has reached such a peak Eric Holder’s Justice Department has decided to inquire into the circumstances.
It must be assumed this investigation is a serious inquiry and not a protective coverup for “Brothers of the Badge” a la Waco or Ruby Ridge.
Hundreds of similar allegations and stories over the past several years have prompted the Justice Department to launch a federal investigation of the Newark Police Department, digging into claims that the force has treated Newark’s citizens discriminatorily, brutally and illegally.
Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez announced the investigation on Monday in a joint press conference with Newark Mayor Cory Booker and U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman.
“The investigation will examine allegations of excessive force, unconstitutional stops, searches and seizures, discriminatory policing on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, whether detainees confined to holding cells are subjected to unreasonable risk of harm, and whether officers retaliate against citizens who legally attempt to observe or record police activity,” said Perez in a statement on Monday.
Example the Second:
Indiana. An Indiana Supreme Court ruling has overturned the Magna Carta!
The weekend Osama Bin Laden was taken into the “permanent custody” of the United States his domestic counterpart -one Lon Horiuchi- remains at large and free.
This fact comes to mind because the HS Precision Booth at the NRA Convention this same weekend was desolate and unpatronized presumably because of their association with Mr. Horiuchi from two years ago and their continued endorsement by the FBI.
It took ten years for Mr. Bin Laden to come to justice and it may take twenty or more for Mr. Horiuchi to account for his crimes.
But as the press so gleefully reminds us all, “Americans do not forget” and since there is no statute of limitation on MURDER I remain confident Mr. Horiuchi will eventually be brought to account for his crimes.
A trail of links for those of you unfamiliar with the details:
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:
Wow! Who woulda thunk?
Three years and 614 posts have passed since John Jacob H’s RKBA Commentary first rocketed into the Blogosphere!
Nearly 200,000 viewers have spent at least a few minutes ogling my vowels and consonants!
My most popular category? “Homepage” with almost 25,000 views! Who can guess what that means?
Nearly 25,000 spam comments have been blocked by Askimet. (Thanks WordPress! I would have quit many moons ago if I had to manually erase all that nonsense!)
Incredibly, at least two of my very own posts consistently make it into the audience favorites column.
Not to mention the recent Tom Selleck rant: HERE
Howsomeever, the posts I think most important are hardly noticed at all.
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?
Here it is, from no less than Leave It To Beaver: the forgotten episode. How quickly we forget “the past is another country; they do things differently there.”
Quick show of hands: how many people think this episode would ever be made in modern TV Land? It is almost poignant with its innocence and candor.
Briefly visit the America of yesteryear, before mandatory Government boondoggles of the Interstate Highway System, Public Education, Welfare State et.al. slowly consumed the vitality of a robust civilization.
Okay, I will come out of the closet and say I will never completely trust the ever popular Black Rifle. (Okay, modular component Sport Utility Rifle)
Not that there is anything wrong with people who love them and use them and cherish them. It is, after all, a free country!
But really, (A) the .223 cartridge can hardly compete with the powerhouse WWII 30.06, (remember? used in “the greatest battle implement ever made”?) and (B) maybe if you tweak the bits and pieces enough you can get some punch at 300 to 500 yards, (a distance vital in the mountains of Afghanistan, for example) and (C) then there is that business about “the forward assist”.
Seriously? A semi or full automatic rifle with a “forward assist” to chamber a round? How many rounds, how many times?
Why not just return to a single shot falling block design?
It would be much more reliable.
So, if push comes to shove, and I must forego my cherished bolt action .308 which will it be– AK47 or AR-15?
Supreme reliability combined with lousy accuracy or reasonable accuracy combined with failure to fire?
Forward assist or open beer? Do the arithmetic.
Beer wins hands down!