Monday, November 18, 2013

Neale Osborn Rants for the 33rd Time!

This week Neale tells us about educrat hoplophobia in Georgia, craziness at Guns and Ammo, an essay by Mama Liberty, the 3D printing of guns, his own new gun, and Revolution-reversal in Massachusetts.  Enjoy. Illustration is from Gunslinger Girl.

Rant the 33rd
Doesn't this beat all?.... A Georgia school system has filed a criminal trespass warning against an Army veteran, telling the mother she's not to come on school property or she will face arrest.
An Army veteran living in Georgia says she wants an apology from her daughter's former school after being banned from the building for posting a photo of her concealed weapons permit to her Facebook page, reports.
Tanya Mount says she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education at McBean Elementary School and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning.
The officer told her that the principal at the school was "scared" of her and did not want her on the school property, she told the station.
"He asks: 'Were you in the Army?,"' she said. "I said, yes. He's like, 'Do you have a concealed weapons permit?' I said yes," she told the station.
This lady is far more kind to the principal than I would be, that's for sure. All she wants is an apology? I'd be visiting the courts to file a lawsuit for this bullshit. An Army veteran, no criminal history at all, served her country, and she proudly posted a facebook pic on her homepage of her new concealed carry permit. For this, she would face criminal charges if she attended a parent teacher conference? Link.

Guns and Ammo magazine forgot who it's readers are to its chagrin. And while the title of the article is misleading, the editor simply sped up his already scheduled departure, Dick Metcalf got a well deserved axe. Link. Apparently, Little Dickie (a formerly decent gun writer) forgot two simple things—Yelling fire in a crowded theater actually causes harm to people, and that owning guns does not. The only restriction on owning guns that is remotely legal (and it is in fact imperative) is not using them to attack, only to defend. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Mama Liberty, AKA Susan CallAway has sent us one of her essays, this one on situational awareness. Link. It's full of good points, great ideas, and simple common sense. It also contains a link to her excellent book, where you can get it for free. I heartily recommend it to you.

3D printed guns. Sounds like SciFi, doesn't it? Well, it worked. Link. Of course, with MSN writing the story, it starts off with a anti-gun slant and goes downhill from there!
It reads like a plot of a dystopian novel: People develop a technology that allows them to manufacture—themselves, in the privacy of their own homes—working guns. Law enforcement is unable to regulate firearms. Chaos ensues.
Of course, chaos WOULD ensue... when government realizes that not only can it NOT regulate or control the guns, it cannot even tax them! Horrors!! It concludes with
Solid Concepts' gun isn't so much about what is right now as much as it's about what's possible. And, as a proof of concept, it suggests that 3D metal printing can, indeed, be used to manufacture a firearm. Which suggests in turn that legislators and regulators should probably start thinking, right now instead of later on, about where DIY weapons will fit into our brave new world.
In between is a lot of fear-mongering and catering to those who think that gun owners are all just frothing at the mouth, waiting for their chance to oust the government and cause chaos. Read the story for the few bits of truth, and ignore the hyperbole.

I got a new pistol this week. A Taurus PT 140, which is a compact DA semi-auto, in .40 S&W caliber. A ten round magazine cap (but in this asinine state, I can only put 7 plus one in the chamber. I took it to the range today, and ran a few hundred rounds through it. It was fairly accurate for a 3.25 inch barrel. Two of my boys liked to shoot it too. Matt says it's quite accurate, Luke says it's not, but then, at 13, Luke just doesn't shoot as well as Matt does. I think it's going to find a place on my right hip this winter. I was looking for a compact 1911 in .45 acp, but they were too pricey, so I grazed the cabinet, and found this. It felt nice in my hand. Today, it proved nice at the range, as well. A few more trips to the range to make sure it's as reliable as it seemed to be today, then it will find it's way to the holster.

And last but not least, we have a story hot off the presses. It seems that the National Guard has gotten into a heated gun battle during an attempt by the Massachusetts governor to confiscate assault rifles from some activists. Link.
Boston—National Guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed by elements of a Para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.
The governor blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices. The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order. The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed wide-spread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons.
Read the rest of the story and form your own conclusions.

Well, this concludes this edition of the Rant.


  1. 33 times! WOW! I have oral diarrhea! LOL
    I'm Neale Osborn, and I approved this rant!

    1. That's better than having aural diarrhea, which would indicate that you had shit between your ears.
      (I also approve your rants)

    2. And your point is...