22 April, 2010

Rhetoric About Right To Carry In National Parks

In a recent article about the Fort Hunt/Gravelly Point Open Carry rallies the author implies that (p)Resident Soetoro gave (returned?) Americans the right to lawfully carry firearms in National Parks.

This is a very narrow interpretation of the prospects of the bill which was signed into law and went into effect on February 22, 2010. The bill which this amendment was added as a rider was a Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act which, among other things, includes language prohibiting card companies from raising interest rates on existing balances unless the borrower pays at least 60 days late and, on cards with more than one interest rate, issuers will have to apply payments above the minimum first to the debts with the highest rates.

20 April, 2010

Finally, Some Good News In Virginia Beach

No, we're not an independent republic... YET! However, we are one step closer to removing Constitutional incompetence and strictly politically-motivated decision making from the city police force.

Police Chief Jake Jacocks stunned his staff and city officials on Monday by announcing that he would retire on June 1.

14 April, 2010

McDonnell Signs Restaurant Bill

Finally, after years of unsubstantiated rhetoric and warnings from the left (also unsupported in any statistical presentation on the subject) that restaurants will turn into O.K. Corral-esque shootouts, Virginia governor Bob McDonnell today signed the overwhelmingly supported legislation permitting customers to enter restaurants which also serve alcohol for on-site consumption and carry their personal firearms lawfully concealed.

Virginia follows in the footsteps of 42 other states which presently allow concealed carry in restaurants.

The law (repeal) goes into effect on July 1, 2010.

Up to that point (and beyond) citizens may continue to openly carry their personal defense weapons.

08 April, 2010

A Modest Proposal For "Rules" of Divorce/Balkanization

They get to keep a per-capita share of military and public works apportioned based on the most current census.

Along with that goes the caveat that they finance and support it themselves. If need be, they sell their hardware and defense share to the CISA*. The liberals, hippies and bootlickers will probably be ecstatic to "reduce" their military spending.

We (the CISA*) reduce and remove intervention and military exposition into all foreign entanglements and treaties, just as Washington warned against. We from hereon out defend OUR interests and OUR cargoes. Our ground-based military will be dispersed from a full-time (standing) force to a limited officer corps and reserve-service structure with the exception of the Navy and supplemental Air Force/Air Space defense measures.

The Coast Guard will board and/or sink anything that illegally enters our international waters. They will aid and assist those who request it, duty bound as mariners.

The Navy will defend our shipping interests. They will not defend anyone else. You want protection? Build your own damn Navy. Or pay us a fee for our services.

Hit Piece Published By the New Progenitors of Journalistic Malfeasance: The Virginian-Pilot

Philip Van Cleave, president of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, thinks he should be allowed to keep his gun concealed when he goes into a bar [sic]*.

Virginia Beach Police Chief Jake Jacocks thinks that would be dangerous because waiters won't know whether they're serving alcohol to an armed customer.

Both men are entitled to their opinions. But Van Cleave is not entitled to turn this policy disagreement into a personal attack against Jacocks and the Beach's 800 police officers.

One need only listen the RECORDING of the interview to recognize that this reporter has deliberately and onerously misdirected and quoted Mr. Van Cleave out-of-context. Such journalistic sensationalism one might expect from The Sun or The National Enquirer, but from a heretofore reputable, however liberally-leaning publication? It smacks of one-sidedness and a very anti-freedom, leftist agenda.

*note: there is no such thing as a "bar" in Virginia, only restaurants with a permit to serve alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption.

06 April, 2010

Setting a New Precedent In Fairfax?

The Fairfax County police officer who shot an unarmed man to death in January will not be charged with a crime, the county's chief prosecutor announced yesterday, and the man's family angrily responded by claiming that a civilian in the same situation would have been arrested.

From the start, Fairfax police declared that the killing of Salvatore J. Culosi, 37, was an accident and that the SWAT officer who fired had done so unintentionally. Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney Robert F. Horan Jr. said that when a person fires a gun without malice and unintentionally kills someone, "they do not commit a crime."
Read that last part again. The Commonwealth's Attorney says that "when a person fires a gun without malice and unintentionally kills someone, they do not commit a crime."

I wonder how well that argument would hold up as a defense for someone who is not a member of the enforcer class?

(note: this article is from March, 2006)