18 March, 2010

More Inanity From Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks

Allowing guns in bars is a recipe for disaster. We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law. Whether it is the armed citizen who drinks in a bar and gets into such a confrontation, or the armed citizen doesn't drink and is pulled into a confrontation by someone who has been drinking - the potential for display and/or discharge of the firearm is unquestionably high.  Serious injuries resulting from patrons fleeing in panic once someone yells "He's got a gun!" or a death resulting from either discharge of the weapon or the reaction to the weapon by the establishment’s security personnel will be the rule, rather the exception.
Once again another idiot with a badge presumes to know what will happen if law-abiding citizens are permitted to carry their personal defense weapons lawfully.

17 March, 2010

State's police chiefs seek veto of guns-in-bars bill

Calling guns in bars a "recipe for disaster," the state's police chiefs have pleaded with Gov. Bob McDonnell to veto legislation that would ease Virginia's concealed weapon laws.

Virginia Beach police Chief Jake Jacocks Jr. sent a letter to McDonnell last week on behalf of the state association of chiefs comparing the combination of firearms and alcohol with drinking and driving.

"We can fully expect that at some point in the future a disagreement that today would likely end up in a verbal confrontation, or a bar fight, will inevitably end with gunfire if you sign this legislation into law," Jacocks wrote.
So even the chief of police in Virginia Beach is an anti-liberty scumbag. Great.

11 March, 2010

Drill Here

Drill Now

The bill signed Wednesday endorses federal efforts to develop gas and oil drilling off the Virginia coast, and direct royalties to the state's growing transportation needs. A portion would also go the Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium.

Banned From the VCM - AGAIN!

It seems that patriotism is a selective matter and only those who meet a very strict and private definition are permitted to access the Yahoo Group owned by the douchebags parading around as the Virginia Citizens Militia.

Yes, these are the same guys who showed up with ear buds and boonie hats and BDUs at Lobby Day but decided it wasn't in their interests to lawfully arm themselves. Despite that both the VCDL and OCDO were out in force, none of these nitwits thought it would be prudent to also exercise their rights. Wouldn't want to ruffle any feathers now, would we?

09 March, 2010

Is This What Our "Protests" Amount To?

from a comment on the Western Rifle Shooters Association blog:

Once upon a time, there was a man who came home from work one day to discover all of his possessions had been stolen, his family murdered and his home burned to the ground.

People in his neighborhood who had witnessed the crime gave him a very clear description of the the man who had done this evil deed.

So the man set out to find the evil-doer. He searched high and low and eventually he found a man who fit the description that his neighbors had given him.

He approached the man who he suspected of doing this evil act and said: "Are you the man who stole all my stuff, murdered my family and set my house on fire?"

The man replied: "Yeah. So what if I am?"

The man then asked: "Why would you do such an evil thing?"

To which the evil-doer said: "Because I felt like it."

The man responded: "Well, you just better watch it. That was not very nice," and turned and walked away.

This is what the tea-parties and other exercises of 1ST Amendment rights amount to. They are unsubstantive, empty threats to the power elite. They do not recognize any authority other than their own and appreciate nothing other than death as a means of negotiation.

Until the treasonous, quisling socialist scumbags are dragged out into the street and publicly tried by a grand jury of THE PEOPLE and executed for their crimes against liberty, they will continue to masquerade as leaders and force their will on us.

Off Course - A Dream I Had

I don't normally go off on such topics, but last night I had a very strange and disconcerting dream.

I have been married for over eleven years. I have an infant son. I love my wife and child very much and would do anything to protect and provide for them.

Last night I dreamed I was transported back in time to the early '70s. The Vietnam "war" was winding down and hundreds of thousands of American men were returning home, facing permanent psychological damage from the scenes they witnessed in service to the federal empire.

I was attending a rock concert with some new friends. At the end of the concert I was in ecstasy, euphoria from witnessing such an awesome spectacle.

05 March, 2010

The Virginia General Assembly - Who's My Legislator?

Virginians - Senators Marsh and Saslaw have acted in violation of Senate committee rules, deliberately and spuriously acting to block and "kill" bills that they know would otherwise be passed by the general Senate. This practice does not follow the letter nor the spirit of the Constitutional Republican government of Virginia and places the legislative process singularly at their whim. Contact your representatives and let them know that this is an unacceptable practice.

Who is my legislator?

Here is my letter to Mr. Wagner (Senate 7th District) and Mr. Villanueva (House 21st District):

Mr. Wagner & Mr. Villanueva:

As a constituent I strongly urge you to propose or instigate investigation into the unlawful tabling of bills by Mr. Marsh's subcommittee in the Senate Courts & Justice Committee which has deliberately and onerously derailed legislation that both Mr. Marsh and Mr. Saslaw knew would pass the general Senate.

These men have acted not as representatives of the interests of the Commonwealth of Virginia, but of themselves and of a select few whose only interest is one of a vindictive nature. Mr. Marsh is apparently upset that House rules which permit Senate bills to be passed over does not exist in Senate precedent, so he has created such to his own ends, namely: stopping bills he personally opposes.

That it is even considered that he has such authority in and of himself is preposterous.

I urge you to enter a motion to censure his and formally investigate these illegal acts and, if discovered that he has acted spuriously and with frivolity against the wishes of the people of Virginia (which I believe he most-certainly has) then he should be impeached, removed and permanently barred from the political theater in Virginia.

He is not a patriot. He is not a Virginian. He is a sycophantic, self-righteous interloper who has no business partaking in the legislative process in our fair Commonwealth.

Please let me know how you plan to proceed in this matter. A response is requested.

Senate 'kill bill' panel stops bill repealing gun rationing

Marsh and Saslaw should be censured, recalled, impeached... something done to repudiate their personally vindictive actions against the republican process.

They acted on their own volition deliberately to derail legislation they KNEW would be passed if allowed to go to the floor.

It is a despicable, treasonous act against the citizens of Virginia and I, for one, would like to see them both hanged for it.

03 March, 2010

White House Land Grab

You'd think the Obama administration is busy enough controlling the banks, insurance companies and automakers, but thanks to whistleblowers at the Department of the Interior, we now learn they're planning to increase their control over energy-rich land in the West.

A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that's essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.

President Obama could enact the plans in this memo with just the stroke of a pen, without any input from the communities affected by it.

02 March, 2010

SB334 Passes House

Virginia's 17-y.o. tradition of barring lawfully concealed firearms carriers from doing so in restaurants that serve alcohol (there is no such thing as a "bar" in the Commonwealth, despite flaccid argument to the contrary) is in the final stages of being eliminated, at least partly.

SB334 will permit a lawfully-armed citizen holding a valid CHP (Concealed Handgun Permit) to carry their personal firearm into a restaurant concealed as long as they do not drink any alcohol.

Until the passage of this bill, which heads to the Speaker today, then to the Lieutenant Governor before being placed on the Governor's desk for signature (he has all but assured he will honor all pro-liberty bills that reach his desk this session), citizens wishing to enter an establishment which served alcohol in the Commonwealth were required to carry openly; in plain view.

For many, this does not meet with their particular level of comfort and had been a thorn in the side of gun-rights supporters for many years as it was one of the few instances where the "special" status of a conceal carrier (sometimes known as "VIP" carry) was not superior to the Constitutionally and statutorily-recognized right to carry.

Other bills passing and heading to the Governor shortly are SB3, which allows CHP holders to renew their permits by mail and SB408 which allows anyone who may lawfully possess a firearm in Virginia to store his weapon in a locked container or compartment without a CHP.

01 March, 2010

Paramilitarization of Local Law Enforcement

(courtesy of Dreamer, OCDO)

The militarization of our civilian police is perhaps one of the most clear and present threats to personal civil liberties in our society today.

There has been an "us vs them" attitude growing in Law Enforcement in the US since the early 1950s, and it has reached the point where today, the majority of LEAs have it as policy that officers operate under this adversarial mindset as a matter of course.

Military-style weapons, vehicles, training, uniforms, and even psyops (through Public relations campaigns) have all fed this fire. The naming of Federal law enforcement initiatives (the "War on Drugs", the "War on Poverty", the "War on Terror") with "martial" titles has further fed into this adversarial mindset.

Law enforcement agencies are NOT military units. They are in existence to ENFORCE the law, NOT as a strong-arm tool for the government to force policy upon the people.

Federal funding has a lot to do with this. The programs of federal grants, the Federal Asset Forfeiture program, and other policies of institutionalized robbery, fraud and graft have lined the pocked of LEAs that SHOULD be operating on a locally-funded shoestring budget. Unless these methods of federal bribery are removed from local LE, they will remain a tremendous influence on the attitudes and procedures of LEAs on the local level. Many of these adversarial attitudes come from the "top", as DOD, FBI, and DEA agents are often used to train local police in "special tactics" or with "new technology".

It's a difficult situation to address. Federal influence has turned local law enforcement from a "protect and serve" mentality to a "dominate and subjugate" mentality. And that Federal influence brings with it a LOT of money. Few Local LEAs are willing to say "no" to the Federal offers of increased militarization because it would also mean saying "no" to millions of dollars in funding and equipment.

Until we, as citizens, change this attitude in our state and local governments, and in our state and local police forces, this adversarial attitude in LEAs will grow and fester until they are essentially a thuggish standing army.