Players Retreat: When Liberals Collide!

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Another fine tale of mischief and mayhem from the Capital of North Carolina courtesy of correspondent RALEIGH CONSTITUENT:

Players Retreat: When Liberals Collide!

Dear John Jacob;


You may have heard back in July a Purse Fight Royale’ broke out here in Raleigh at Player’s Retreat- a vintage local eatery some 60 years old- in regard to the topic of Concealed Carry.


The fuss began when newbie red diaper Liberal City Democrats faced off with the only implacable enemy they really have here in North Carolina- local yellow dog Country Democrats. Needless to say when these two paws of the same weasel engage in a philosophical shadow boxing match hijinks ensue.


At least one Dummiecrat always limps away with a black eye and bloody nose; similar to the throwdown that just unfolded in the Colorado Recall elections.

For six decades Players Retreat has been the Southern Redneck answer to the Irish Pub; the British Tavern; the German Beer Hall; or even the Super Max Prison Cafeteria with a touch of Biker Bar or Longshoreman Waterfront Dive thrown in for some additional zest.


This fine establishment was founded in 1951 when Raleigh was a true sleepy little College Town with few alternatives for after work entertainment, so the PR, as it is known, became the venue of choice for everyone including the Governor; the White Shoe attorney crowd; blue collar workers and even incoming freshman from the campus of what is now known as North Carolina State University. A true egalitarian mix of all social classes.


Nowadays under the current management of one Gus Gusler the interior ambiance has remained remarkably unchanged from earlier times – right down to the boxy wooden florescent light fixtures with trademark red bulbs and open unshielded egg crate decorative grates that trap and hold every last greasy dust bunny loose enough to float up into the half inch squares.


Why a gooey hairball never drifts back down from these ancient fixtures into the admittedly excellent food and drink served by Mr. Gusler is just part of the mysterious charm of the place.


Mr.Gusler’s big innovation has been to gentrify the menu with a fine contemporary selection of local craft beers, an exceptional assortment of upscale sipping liquors and he will even serve his clientele “Watermelon Cucumber Gazpacho with Pickled Shrimp” at their request – a far cry from the hearty robust Bernie Burger with a side of fries and a cold bottle of Miller served as yesteryear’s daily special .


So that was the state of affairs in July when the situation got a little dicey because plucky 2nd Amendment Activists at Grass Roots North Carolina managed to push through a “restaurant carry” bill in the General Assembly to legalize possession of pistols in venues which serve alcohol provided the Pistol Permit Holder does not drink.


For some reason this legislation did not sit well with Mr. Gusler, and he immediately took to Facebook to issue a swift and draconian response. He threatened to install a metal detector at the entrance to his establishment!


And THAT is when the fur began to fly!


Come to find out some of his trusted Communist fellow travelers admitted IN WRITING to possession of concealed weapons in his establishment right under his nose for the past decade regardless of current law or statute!

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With their written confession in his possession Mr. Gusler did not hesitate to turn on his loyal clientele and publicly brand them as criminals!

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The allegation of criminal behavior did not sit very well with said clientele and one clienteleee immediately and publicly reminded Mr. Gusler his establishment MIGHT be guilty of serving alcohol to underage drinkers and “overserving” patrons who may have already passed their limit of alcohol consumption.

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The shouting match stopped just short of summoning a code compliance visit from the Health Department to check overall sanitation and hygiene on the premises.


After all, good liberals must stick together and paper over their differences to let the good times roll!


Now outside observers of an inquiring turn of mind might notice a number of curious perplexities in this little Snafu.


Are there really Democrat Concealed Carry Pistol Permittees in North Carolina dumb enough to confess IN WRITING to the crime of weapon possession while intoxicated?


And if Democrats carry pistols while intoxicated does that not bolster the argument that criminal behavior cannot be legislated?


And if this conduct has occurred for over a decade without incident, does that fact not bolster the argument that weapons are not automatically evil and the root source of all bad things in the world? Could the truth be a malignant mentality is more likely to produce a malignant outcome than any physical object?


These and many other perplexities remain currently unresolved. And Players Retreat seems to have resumed normal operations for now.


But stay tuned. Who knows what new excitement tomorrow will bring?

Bemusedly yours,
Raleigh Constituent

Prison Cell Concealed Carry

Thank Heaven it was only a .38 Special!

If it was a serious gun like Rick Perry’s Ruger .380, (CLICK HERE)someone might have gotten hurt!

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Tantalizing Excerpt:

Jailers later discovered a .38 caliber, six-inch barrel revolver in the cell. It is believed that Ward hid the weapon in his rectum.

On Friday Ward will be taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital for possible injuries that may have occurred to Ward’s rectum.

Police say the gun was not loaded, but it was in operational condition.

Texas Tall Tale (With Dynamite!)

There was a time I would have taken this type of story with a grain of salt.

But then my buddies brother went up into the mountains to excavate a basement under his wife’s cabin retreat.

Yes, it did involve dynamite. Yes, hijinks ensued.

Seems when some people get around dynamite the crazy switch goes on in their brain.

So if this story is not exactly true, it should be, and it probably resembles something that actually happened.

A Texas Tall Tale as told by a Tall Texan.

Enjoy….

Cops Shoot Cow

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Good Grief! Tired of shooting dogs as they cower in their crates, Police have a new hobby –shooting cows with their issue sidearms.

Is it possible to humanely take down a 1500 pound cow with a Glock 40?

Maybe, with a precision shot to break the spine near the shoulder followed with a shot through the center of the head. Not exactly what this Cop did or tried to do! Sheesh!

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Excerpt:
A YouTube video of Gatineau police opening fire on an escaped cow has raised questions about their treatment of the animals.

Gatineau police said two cows were headed for the slaughterhouse when they broke free from a truck Thursday, leaving them no choice but to shoot them dead.

Chancellor Little Lord Fauntleroy Holden Thorp

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.

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Even before that particular contretemps Michelle Malkin expressed her concern about the level of adult supervision at the University Of Berserkley–Chapel Hill Division.

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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.

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Tantalizing Excerpt:

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.

Societal Singularity–Anders Behring Breivik

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Sin·gu·lar·i·ty: a point or region of infinite mass density at which space and time are infinitely distorted by gravitational forces and held to be the final state of matter as it falls into a black hole

Long ago and far away I had an opportunity to talk to an old man, a survivor of WWII and
a member of the Axis Conscript Army from one of those little roll over countries of Eastern Europe – you know, Poland, Romania, Hungary et.al.

I asked him what he made of his experience in the 20th Century?

He answered in one word: “Amazement”.

To clarify he said: “One day you wake up and believe you will do pretty much what you have always done the way you have always done it. On that day you learn you will never again do any of the things you have always done in any of the ways you have always done them.”

The phrase did not exist when he spoke of his experience in World War Twice, but he clearly described the reality of SOCIETAL SINGULARITY- the change, in an instant, from a world you comprehend perfectly to a world unrecognizable in every aspect.

Meet Anders Behring Breivik:

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This blog has an extensive history of interest:

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Update 07/24/2011: I hope everyone who wanted a copy of VERBOTEN material got one, the internet seems to be scrubbed of copies as quickly as they are posted.

In Liberty,
JJH

Ersatz RKBA- NSSF GunGrabbery For ObamaNation Generation

Well dingdongdarndoggoneit!

Thanks to No Lawyers Only Guns And Money (CLICK LINK HERE)we learn our favorite Neville Chamberlain Professional Shooter-Doug Koenig-is alive and well at the National Shooting Sports Foundation where they continue to peddle the propaganda of Tax Payer supported ersatz gun safety with bicycle cable padlocks.

For the chiiiildren dontcha know?

It seems like only yesterday we covered this in a previous episode of JJH RKBA Commentary, remember?(CLICK LINK HERE)

In reality it has been a full three years.

So let us go through this ONE MORE TIME:

Did Firearms Guru Jeff Cooper EVER actually put an age limit on when children should handle firearms? (CLICK LINK HERE)

I seem to recall the occasional comment about the evils of weapon possession by inexperienced individuals and unreliable adults but never a blanket prohibition directed against all children regardless of their age, experience or mental maturity.

Mary Carpenter would certainly agree some children are more mature than others: (CLICK LINK HERE)

Not to mention the “When I was a kid testimonials” which reflect the experience and memories of adult writers before leviathan Nanny State regulations took control of every aspect of American life. CLICK LINK HERE

More important, has Doug Koenig ever crapped up one of his raceguns with some inane free tax payer funded bicycle cable lock?

Inquiring minds want to know and all that!

Hat Tip to No Lawyers Only Guns And Money for the reminder to us all- RKBA is a 360 degree battlefield where people who should know better still do not blush when they regurgitate Sarah Brady Talking Points about Child Safety and Gun Control.

A Tale Of Two Terrorists

FBI Approved (aka Lon Horiuchi)

Odd business.

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.

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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:

CLICK LAWDOG LINK

CLICK PREVIOUS JOHN JACOB H LINK

CLICK ATOMIC NERD LINK

CLICK WIKIPEDIA LINK

CLICK WIKISOURCE LINK

CLICK FINDLAW LINK

CLICK William Shatner Interview With Sara Weaver LINK

Rigged Elon Gun Poll

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.

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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.”

Facts:

* 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.

OMITTED INFORMATION

* 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.

SAMPLING BIAS

* 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.

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* John R. Lott, Jr. More Guns, Less Crime 3rd Edition. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2010.

** Elon University poll available at:
http://www.elon.edu/docs/e-web/elonpoll/041811_PollMethodology.pdf