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“THE SECOND AMENDMENT DOES NOT APPLY TO SCHOOLS.”

“The Second Amendment does not apply to schools.”

Bruce Newcomb
Director Of Government Relations at Boise State University
February 28, 2014
Testimony before Idaho House State Affairs Committee

I don’t know which is worse;  The blanket WRONG statement by a governmental education bureaucrat, or the fact he IS said government education bureaucrat!!

I DO like Joe Huffman’s response to his statement, though:

“That’s odd. My copy of the Bill of Rights doesn’t have an exclusion for schools. If Mr. Newcomb’s does then that must mean he shouldn’t have a problem with him being convicted without a trial as long as it is done on school property.”

Rights are Rights!  When will the Left (who constantly trumpets the First Amendment in defense of radical Islamists, fascists and pedophiles) get that?

You can’t have it both ways!

And when is the Left going to get the concept that you ban guns in schools – you create massive targets-of-opportunity – school shootings occur…AND HOW IS THE PROBLEM SOLVED?

They call guys with guns to stop the problem!   Q.E.D.

h/t The View From North Central Idaho

The Obama Generation

Remember when we were kids, and taught to strive for self-sufficiency, personal responsibility, and integrity?

Remember when Candidate Obama told us he was five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America?

Welcome to that world…

Congratulations, progressives: here’s what you’ve managed to create:

“The majority of the class felt that they would rather be a slave than to be a factory worker. And she was just extremely confused by that, knowing what slaves went through, she couldn’t understand why anyone would choose that,” James said. “The rationale by those students to choose slaves was that they had free housing, they had free food and they had free protection…”
You’ve done it.  Created a bunch of slave-minded kids who’ll grow up willing to be slaves if you give them enough ‘free’ stuff.

I think I’ll go throw up now.  (Firehand)

Sadly (a word I’m utilizing more and more) I agree with Firehand.  To be fair, obviously, this New America didn’t begin with President Obama.  (FDR?)  But, he’s certainly done nothing to foster the rugged individualism that used to typify citizens of this country.

We are now generationally creating citizens legal residents occupiers dependent on the government teat for nourishment, information, protection and all manner of goods and services.  Paid for by those of us who spent most of our lives working and paying taxes.  And the recipients are so dependent, they have no understanding that their contract with government has a quid pro quo.  And they are passing this tradition onto their drone progeny.

♫ I owe my soul to the company store ♫ – Tennessee Ernie Ford

Something Life-Affirming Today!

My roommate has almost always had multiple dogs and/or cats.  And especially chihuahuas.

I’ve never been a big fan of tiny dogs, but her dogs have been great!  Sadly, we lost Crosby at age 19 a few months ago.

Roomie has been shopping for ‘someone’ to replace her spot in the pack.  Yesterday afternoon, we got a rescue dog –

LOLA!

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She’s hysterical!  Non-stop prancing and dancing and playing!  And wanting to play with the dog in the mirror.  The other girl dog is a little jealous; the cat wary (she wants to play with the cat, who usually hisses in response!).  But the lummox boy dog loves her!

And so do we!

Hard To Believe – It’s Been NINETEEN YEARS…

Yesterday was the anniversary of the accident.

2014-03-19 07.32.29Nineteen years ago, today, her life support was turned off.

Had she lived, she would be 31.  Instead, she is permanently 12.

She was a terrific kid, blossoming into a terrific young woman.  Smart, funny, aware, and a good citizen.

I love you and miss you Molly.

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IF YOU TAKE NOTHING ELSE FROM TODAY’S POST, GO AND HUG AND KISS THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE, AND TELL THEM YOU LOVE THEM.

BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW…

(and no place for comments today – you’ve all been kind enough, thank you! – Guffaw)

Wearing A Skirt In MASSACHUSETTS Is SAFE AGAIN!

(the above title from a CNN headline)

The Massachusetts legislature passed a bill prohibiting voyeurs and perverts from taking pictures up women’s skirts!  Huzzah!

(The legislation was hastily drafted after a court decision regarding the ‘rights’ of such ‘photographers’ was made in favor of the perverts photographers.)

We all know that passing laws prohibiting behaviors work SO WELL.  Witness that fact there are no murders, no armed robberies, no sexual assaults, no burglaries and no pornography in Massachusetts, either!

Thanks to CNN for seeing the value of laws of malum prohibitum.

See a problem?  Pass a law against it, that’ll do it!  Just like gun control or the drug war!

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The Ex-Parte ARES ARMS Raid

aresIt appears that despite the judge granting the TRO on Wednesday, yesterday the ATF went to the judge ex parte (meaning without the other side, in this case Ares, being present), and got a “clarification” of the prior TRO. This “clarification” seems to give them the green light to apply for a “lawful search”.

IMHO, in order to have a change between Wednesday when the original TRO was granted, the ATF would have had to have alleged Ares was about to get rid of records and that they, the ATF had emergent reasons for going in now rather than waiting till the full hearing that was scheduled for March 20.

Update:

Here are the prosecutor’s allegations behind the ex parte allegation.

-They materially misrepresent the lower receivers as “firearms”.
-they essentially argue “how dare Ares use the law to get a TRO against us”, that somehow that was a “trick” on Ares part not to provide the “firearms” as per agreement. But if they had the TRO, they were not required to turn over the weapons.

HT: Moderno, Bearing Arms

Yes, my friends, it appears, in spite of a court order, ‘clarification’ was obtained and the BATFE was able to ‘legally’ raid ARES ARMS and search for customer information!

God forbid a firearms business operate under all the rules and laws – they will get raided, anyway!

Of course, persons performing their business in a legal manner rarely shoot back!

h/t Weasel Zippers, Free North Carolina

This just in – MORE, from David Codrea!!

Police Officer Ethics

Of course, there are those among us who after reading multiple stories of incidents daily regarding officer malfeasance, theft, abuse, perjury and felonies who look askance at such a professional paper.

I personally know a number of law enforcement folks who truly believe their oaths and (I think) hold to them (to the best of their ability, considering their agency ‘rules’).  But my knowing doesn’t matter.

It’s all about public perception. 

It doesn’t help that Hollywood producers like Dick Wolf (of the Law & Order programs) portray law enforcement as everything from straight arrows to crooked-as-a-dog’s-hind-leg.  I just watched a cross-over episode (with L&O SVU) of Chicago P.D. (the newest agency in the collection) wherein the head of C.P.D. Intelligence is ordered to ‘do whatever it takes’ to break a serial rape/maim suspect.  He puts him in ‘the cage’ (a chain link enclosure not affiliated with the jail system) and proceeds to beat on the suspect and begin cutting off his ears (something the suspect is alleged to have done) until he gives up the location of the still active co-suspect.

Now, just like our Republic, I’m all about looking at the total picture, warts and all.  And, if the Chicago P.D. did (or does) such things, they need to be held accountable.

Just like the serial rapists who collect ears for souvenirs.

But, if it’s only fiction, then it colors the general public’s already jaded perception of police.

h/t Richard W. DeShon, Mike Vanderboegh

What’s In YOUR Basement?

Armory Blog had this little snippet:

1927 A-1 Thompson Found in Grandma’s Basement

March 12, 2014 Rifles

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I stumbled upon this post on Reddit a while back but forgot to post it. The person who found it since deleted their account (which was a good idea), not before they posted “Cleaning out grandma’s basement. This was in a box marked “christmas”. Yes, its real.” I wonder how many other hidden relics are in other basements and attics around the country.

I’m SO jealous!

And I used to enjoy fantasies of finding some dusty relic in my family’s effects and find out on The Antiques Road Show it was worth a gazillion dollars!

Of course, they won’t be able to keep it…

Please, Keep A Good Thought…

…or pray, if you do that.

BOTH freedom fighters David Codrea and Mike Vanderboegh are VERY ill.

Thank you for your kind consideration.

Guffaw

h/t The Liberty Sphere

Well, There’s ONE Thing We Have Going For Us…

Worried about ‘the authorities’ getting involved in civilian disarmament?  If NYPD is any example, and you are planning resistance to their plans…

The triggers are a major factor, but are not entirely to blame.  The NYPD apparently does not teach the Weaver stance, or at least, does not train in it to any standard of proficiencyIts internal documents admit that only about half of officers involved in shootings fired with any kind of two-handed grip.  As late as 1992, overall officer hit potential was only 17%, and only 28% at 3 yards–9 feet–and closer.
If this is true, then everybody involved in training needs their ass kicked.  C’mon, do you know ANYBODY currently teaching defensive handgunning who doesn’t teach some kind of two-handed hold?

You should go and read the whole thing (link – Firehand)

And take heart – when the SHTF you can throw it faster and with more accuracy than agents of government trained by bureaucrats.

I’m reminded of my IPSC days.  We’d have some hot-shot cops show up to compete with we lowly civilians.  Usually, after two or three sessions, we’d not see them again.  Because the civilians took their training seriously and weren’t answerable or trained by bureaucracies!

Of course, hopefully, this is all just fictional commentary, and none of us will ever have to know if it holds true for us.

"Round up the usual suspects."

In Loving Memory…