OK, the Trial is Over, What are we going to do about it?

February 7, 2009

Not about Ryan Frederick’s fate, that is his attorney’s job, but this trial has left us all at far greater risk than before.

Instead of learning form the experience, the police, if their FOP leadership is typical, feel vindicated in their dangerous tactics. The precedent established by this jury’s verdict will not likely be limited to those who are involved with drugs, so everyone will be inhibited in their willingness to aggressively defend their homes. Criminals engaged in home invasions will be emboldened by the knowledge that those upon whom they prey will have to consider the risk of prosecution if they do not allow criminals to enter their homes before resisting.  So, what do we do to set things right?

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Does the Rule of Law Apply to Norfolk?

October 8, 2008

Last night (Oct. 7) I attended the Norfolk City Council meeting for two purposes. First, to document a proposed test case to Norfolk’s requirement that everyone entering City Hall sign in and present identification, an unlawful requirement to enter a public building, and second, to support the Virginia Citizens Defense League complaint to the Council regarding repeated harassment of citizens legally bearing arms.  The results of the effort in both instances were incredible. Read the rest of this entry »

What the Hell does Heller really mean?

June 28, 2008

OK, so the Supreme Court has finally ruled that the Second Amendment refers to an individual right. Well, duh, basic literacy should get one that far, but in spite of the language specifically forbidding infringement of that right, the decision goes on to list a number of permissible infringements. So, what, in practical terms, does the decision mean to us? Read the rest of this entry »

Guns, find the right answer, do the opposite

January 22, 2008

Dragged by the wounded hearts of the Tech Families, the Senate will soon be hearing a bill to close the so-called “Gun Show Loophole” and will likely pass the measure on a wave of emotion. Such are the magical powers people who are unaccustomed to them assign to firearms.

The measure would require that sales of firearms that occur at Gun Shows include a NICS database search even if the sale would not require a check if it occurred in another venue. Even those supporting the measure acknowledge that the measure would have done nothing to prevent the carnage at Tech. Cho bought his guns from a licensed dealer and passed the background check. Read the rest of this entry »