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We’ve Been Putting Up With The POLICE STATE For Far Too Long!

Murphy’s Law shares with us the following:

In 1993, firearms collector Kristopher Gaisor bought what he considered to be a must-have rifle for his collection–a Polish wz.38M Maroszek rifle. This rare semi-automatic rifle was one of only 150 made, and maybe 5-8 of them are known to exist today.

Gaisor was pretty proud of this rifle as a link to his family’s Polish WW2 heritage, but recently, when he decided to offer it for sale while liquidating most of his collection, Homeland Security agents knocked on his door and demanded the rifle, threatening him with arrest if he did not surrender it. Apparently the Polish government saw his ad and decided to lay claim to the rifle which was apparently brought back to the U.S. by a returning GI at the end of World War Two.

Va. collector squares off with his home country over rare, World War II rifle

And in Connecticut:

they take your guns away.  Forever.
Public Act No. 13-3 requires all people that voluntarily admit to a hospital for mental health reasons (not solely for drug or alcohol treatment) have their names placed in a database administered by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services – for the purpose of automatic suspension of Second Amendment rights. This database will link with a database held by the state police that includes all gun permit holders, registered gun owners and anyone who has applied for a gun permit. If there is a “match” between the two databases a letter will go out informing the individual that their Second Amendment rights have been suspended (letter below). 

Although you will not receive a letter from the state police, if you are not a “match” you will be notified of your name being put in the database and of the suspension of Second Amendment rights sometime after voluntary admission. The law does not require notice be given to people prior to admitting themselves into a hospital.
Privacy of medical records?  Doesn’t exist in CT.

And don’t even pretend that it’s going to be restricted to screwing gun owners; if they can ignore privacy in this, they can ignore it in ANYTHING. (courtesy of Firehand)

And proposed in Massachusetts…

A Massachusetts politician has put forth a proposal to allow local police to enter homes without a warrant in order to ‘inspect’ whether gun owners are ‘properly storing’ their firearms. (Sipsey Street Irregulars/The Blaze)

(above emphases by Guffaw)

Gee, how can I say this politely? – THESE F’NG BASTARDS WILL NEVER F’ING STOP!  Depriving American citizens of property without any due process?  Enforcing foreign law?  Bill of Rights? WHAT Bill of Rights?

We all need to stand up to these abuses, en masse, lest ‘they’ continue to chip away at what rights we have left!  Until there are none.  My roomie is flying back from out-of-town this afternoon, and just texted me about waiting for her second pat down!

We’ve been putting up with this crap for too long.

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I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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6 thoughts on “We’ve Been Putting Up With The POLICE STATE For Far Too Long!

  1. The first story piqued my interest, because one of my areas of interest as an Art Historian is the issue of the cultural patrimony that went lost, missing, stolen or destroyed in WW2.

    Like many of these cases, it’s just as sad case all around, and it would be nice if the parties involved would try to reach out in understanding to each other rather than being so aggressive with the lawsuits and such. Poland was one nation and people who were among those who suffered the most, and lost the most during the war. It has been a national program, since the fall of the Iron Curtain, to try and recover as much as possible of what was taken from them.

    In a perfect world, such a culturally and historically important piece SHOULD be in a museum in Poland. Although, in a perfect world, the Polish government would have reached out to Mr. Gasior in a polite and civilized manner, rather than making him out to be some sort of criminal, which he certainly is not. They should offer to fairly compensate Mr. Gasior for the piece, which he obviously was willing to sell, and publicly thank him for caring for and treasuring the piece, and insuring its safe return home. Unfortunately, they have squandered any sympathy and goodwill that Mr. Gasior, and members of the general public, might have had by making a literal Federal Case out of the situation.

    Similar court cases over all manner of artifacts are ongoing all over the world, trying to resolve the mess that Nazis made in their attempt to take over Europe. This is not a situation unique to guns. A gun just happens to be the object in question in this particular case.

    Victims, or their heirs, do deserve to have their stolen property returned to them, when the items are found and the rightful owners are established. The article doesn’t give much info on this point. I’m assuming that in this particular case the Polish government is claiming the gun belongs to them as it was manufactured for the Polish Army to fight with.

    Like I said, it’s a real shame that they couldn’t have been civilized about it. I’m sure that if they’d approached Mr. Gasior, a person proud of his Polish heritage, he would have been happy to be reasonable about their request.

    Posted by Tomi | November 13, 2013, 3:27 pm
    • Yes, wouldn’t that have been nice…
      And lets be clear. A ‘Federal Case’ could have been resolved in the courts.
      This was not a ‘case’, It was theft of legitimately acquired personal property, by a government whose founding documents are alleged to protect the property rights of it’s citizens.
      All of the governments involved were NOT civilized. And that’s a damned shame, as well as a warning to all of us.

      Posted by guffaw1952 | November 13, 2013, 4:18 pm
      • Well, if the gun was illegally removed from Poland, then paying money in good faith for it unfortunately doesn’t mean you get to keep it.
        Many museums have fallen prey to this problem in the post WW2 world.
        A Utah museum had to return a valuable painting they paid quite a bit for, when it was discovered that it had been stolen by the Nazis from a Jewish art dealer in Paris. The art dealer himself is now deceased, but his daughter (now a US citizen) is still living. She was not actively looking for the painting – an art historian (wave!) who was working on the Nazi thefts happened to find out where it was and notified both parties.
        The nice thing about this story, is that, while the Utah museum was sad to see the painting go, they saw it as their duty to do the right thing and restore the painting to the heir of its rightful owner. There was no court battle, instead, there was a moving “restoration” ceremony with tears and hugs on both sides.
        Sadly, most of the battles for these objects are pretty acrimonious.
        This was one case where I think things could have been amicable, if it had been handled with just a little common-sense and humanity.

        Posted by Tomi | November 13, 2013, 6:00 pm
      • ‘Illegally removed’? During a time of war?

        “This was one case where I think things could have been amicable, if it had been handled with just a little common-sense and humanity.”

        Sadly, that rarely happens during war.

        Posted by guffaw1952 | November 13, 2013, 9:12 pm
  2. We’ve been putting up with this crap for too long.

    SING IT Guff!! Yell it from the rooftops!
    Governments are like an aggressive brain tumor. Hard to get contol over and the prognosis is poor.

    Posted by KM | November 13, 2013, 6:58 pm
    • Thank you KM, for getting to the meat of this post!

      There may be nuances of international law, and rights of nation-states involved in the rifle story, but, taken as a trio, the post is about the abuse of the State against the individual.
      I fear for the individual, overall…

      Posted by guffaw1952 | November 13, 2013, 9:16 pm

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