Friday, November 22, 2013

Neale Osborn's 34th Rant

Actually, this is one of those occasions to point out that much of our current idiocy wouldn't have been possible 50 years ago, in the JFK era and before. Back then we had a completely different concept of personal responsibility and the limits of government power. Instead of the nanny-state madness Neale records below, we need civilians like Ward and June Cleaver and cops like Matt Dillon and Festus. Today's illustration is from Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C3 (特例措置団体ステラ女学院高等科C3部), and reminds us to be careful with the things. They shoot when you pull the trigger.

Neale's Weekly Gun Rant Volume 34
by Neale Osborn

And again, we prove the police are not the only way..... A family hunted down the kidnapper of a 29 year old woman, confronted him, and when he began trying to attack his victim, shooting him. Link. Many thanks to Mama Liberty for the link!

So now it's a crime to defend yourself in school owned OFF CAMPUS housing. Link. Not only do they face expulsion, they ALSO had the handgun AND their hunting shotgun "confiscated" by campus security—even though they were in off campus housing. I like it that they reported the weapons as stolen to the local police. NOTE—I have found other articles call it on-campus housing. At this time, This author cannot confirm which type it is. The University is currently re-evaluating their firearms policy. Thanks to Cannonballer, a NewsVine member, who told me of this story.

This isn't guns, but it IS a horrible abuse of police powers. A stepfather trying to go into his burning house and rescue his 3 year old stepson is tased and arrested for the attempt. Link.
ST. LOUIS—The family of a 3-year-old killed in a northern Missouri house fire is outraged after police used a stun gun on the boy's stepfather as he tried to run back in and save the child.
Riley Jeffrey Rieser Miller died early Oct. 31 in the Mississippi River town of Louisiana. A city police officer fired his stun gun at Ryan Miller, 31, as he tried to re-enter his burning home, according to a city official. The house was destroyed
Lori Miller said she witnessed two officers use their stun guns on her son a total of three times, twice after Ryan Miller had been handcuffed. The final time, he was in a police squad car, she said.
"It was police brutality," said Miller, adding that she was also threatened with arrest. "We're still trying to mourn."
I don't give a flying f*ck what the police claim their excuse was—a Daddy can choose to risk his life to save his kid. and NO ONE has the right to stop him.
"Ultimately, their concern was that he himself might become a casualty of the fire as well," Jenne said of Ryan Miller. 
Lori Miller said her son was preparing to adopt Riley. The family had lived in the rental home, which was within walking distance of the home of Ryan Miller's parents, for eight months.
That is NOT their call to make. It is a parent's right. Period.
Gotta say this one REALLY pisses me off. Link. It is absolutely disgusting that this bastard DA is calling self defense against an intruder who has kicked down the front door a felony.
According to the DA, Pinkerton exhibited "bizarre behavior" by grabbing his weapon when an unexpected knock came to his door at 2AM that morning. And, because he failed to call 9-1-1 between the time Green kicked in his door and rushed him, he has now been charged with murder by the state
Bizarre behavior? it's two am, and someone knocks on the door. Of COURSE you grab your gun if you have one. Or a baseball bat, a fireplace poker, or whatever. and once somebody kicks in your door, you do NOT call 911 before defending your family, guests and home. No, you stop the psychopathic invader. using the best means at your disposal. As witnesses said:
He (Green) kept coming forward so Matt fired. He rocked backwards and took another step forward at which time Matt took his second shot. He stumbled backwards and fell out the door onto the porch." 
"When the shots were fired Jessica called 911. Matt spoke to the operator; he removed the clip from his gun and the bullet in the chamber. Police arrived within five minutes."
So what did Matt do wrong when a crazed man broke in his front door at 2am and was after his wife? To me, nothing. 
Yet according to the state of Maryland, Matt should have called 911 first and waited for the police. 
That isn't some glib, pro gun caricature of the how when seconds count cops are minutes away. This is the reason he is being charged with murder. It doesn't help that on top of the lack of a Castle Doctrine Statute the Assistant State's Attorney, Glen Neubauer, is an rabid anti gunner himself. 
Besides maintaining the ridiculous notion that calling 911 while a crazed intruder just smashed his way into your house is the only legal option, Neubauer also claims that even the act of grabbing the gun in the first place is "bizarre behavior" in itself.
It is time to be filing false arrest, or false prosecution, or whatever the proper term is lawsuit against this DA.

So it's bullying to demonstrate against people advocating violating your Constitutional rights, huh? Link. Moms Demand Action (MDA), a gun control advocacy group, seems to think so. Well, why the hell can't we demonstrate against their asinine actions. If we were planning to fight to ban abortion, these same women would have been outside screaming at us. So live with it. Carrying guns legally is NOT intimidation. It's just exercising your Constitutional rights.

Political humor coming up!! Not mine, but the previous poster (in a comment on MSN) says he is unsure who it was originally by.
While suturing the hand of a 75 year old rancher, the conversation finally got around to Obama, and his role as President. The rancher said "Well, you know, Obama is a Post Turtle." 
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked what a "Post Turtle" was. "Well, you know how, when you're driving down a country road, and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on the top, that's a 'Post Turtle'". Seeing the puzzled look on the doctor's face, he expanded.
"You know he didn't get up there by himself, you know he doesn't belong there, he doesn't know hat to do WHILE he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dumbass put him up there."
I like it. Post Turtle Obama. Kinda has a ring to it.

Yet another clerk fired for defending himself. Link. I guess Circle K prefers to have dead employees rather than dead thieves. Who'da thunk it. To me, it's just plain common sense to encourage employees, those who are willing and able, to carry at work. Hell, maybe a company-paid training course for liability reasons, but I'd sure as hell hire this guy!
That wraps this one up. Next week, my friends!


  1. Regarding Pissy Women Against Evil Bangy-Thingies, further research shows that the photo used in the article is a back shot of a requested pose- complete with American flag and smiling faces. It ALSO appears that the pose was done at the request of PWAEBT, aka MDA, and the back shot was the intended goal. Cops on site said the group violated no laws, behaved perfectly, and violated NO Texas laws.
    I'm Neale Osborn, and I wrote this rant!!!!

  2. Regarding the students' stolen weapons at the top of the rant, the housing is off-campus, but it is owned by the university, therefore the uni thinks they have jurisdiction over them. That's how I heard it, when the story broke.

  3. Yet according to the state of Maryland, Matt should have called 911 first and waited for the police.

    When seconds are vital the police are minutes away.