JayG : This conversation took a disgusting but predictable turn...
Gotta love arm chair revolutionaries
To prove it, he said police asked to search his house, Crinnian refused multiple times. He said they needed a warrant.
Then he said one police officer started threatening him saying, “If we have to get a warrant, we’re going to come back when you’re not expecting it, we’re going to park in front of your house, where all your neighbors can see, we’re gonna bust in your door with a battering ram, we’re gonna shoot and kill your dogs, who are my family, and then we’re going to ransack your house looking for these people.”
Can you say ‘police state’ boys & girls? I knew you could.
John Hamilton, an associate professor of criminal justice administration at Park University and a retired Major with the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, told the news station that the officers' threats may not be illegal
Feel protected and served yet?
The best though, is the first comment
"A little thing that can turn into anything at anytime."
She wants an old argument with your wife?
Immediate Action Needed to Stop ATF 41P, Comments Close on December 9
ISSUE: The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking which if approved, would completely change the criteria for the establishment of National Firearms Act (NFA) trusts by individuals and corporations. It would require any individual using a trust to be photographed, fingerprinted and most egregiously, obtain the approval by signature of their local chief law enforcement officer (CLEO). This would result in an effective ban on NFA trusts in many areas where CLEOs simply refuse any and all requests for approval based on ideological or political reasons.
BACKGROUND: With the enactment of the National Firearms Act of 1934, and its subsequent enhancement in 1986, there are only two legal ways to acquire items classified as NFA controlled. These items include machine guns, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, suppressors, destructive devices, and the catch-all category, "any other weapons". There are two methods of legally obtaining these items - as a private owner or, as a member of a trust. Private owners must acquire the signature of their CLEO on ATF Form 4, approving the transfer of NFA items. However, trust members currently do not. As there is no requirement for CLEOs to sign the ATF Form 4, some in predominately anti-gun cities and counties simply refuse to do so. Thus the trust has been the only way for some people to legally obtain NFA items.
LOCAL EXAMPLES: In Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw flat out refuses to endorse any such requests. A noted anti-gun sheriff, Bradshaw has publicly endorsed an assault weapons ban, a high-capacity magazine ban. Likewise, neighboring Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is quoted in a March 1, 2013 statement as saying:
"I fully support legislation to reinstate the federal assault weapons ban. Enforcing a uniform national background check before the sale or transfer of firearms and prohibiting large capacity magazines and armor-piercing bullets are also essential steps in better protecting our communities. The passage of these reasonable restrictions also allows for the protection of our Second Amendment rights for all law-abiding gun owners."
IMPACT: If ATF 41P is approved, it will completely deny residents of affected localities a legal method of acquiring NFA items, and on an ideological level, hammers yet another nail in the coffin of the Second Amendment.
WHY SHOULD YOU ACT? Even though many of us will never own an NFA item, nor ever complete an ATF Form 4, the implications are enormous. Because of the ATF's ability to classify virtually any firearm, accessory, component, or feature to the list of NFA items without congressional concurrence, the potential for abuse is huge. An anti-gun sheriff or police chief could implement a virtual stranglehold on the ownership of NFA items in his jurisdiction simply by refusing to sign ATF Forms 4. Even more nefariously, they could sign and approve only those of political cronies, campaign donors, and police officers.
Florida Carry vehemently opposes ATF 41P, and urges its members and friends to take immediate action to comment on this extreme move to further infringe on the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? The easiest way to comment is by using this link: http://tiny.cc/qj7a5w. The link will take you to the commenting portal noted below, and will prefill the agency and docket number for you. Then just click the comment button. Don't forget to complete the required information below the comment form. At the end of the process, you will get a comment tracking number.
DATES: Written comments must be postmarked and electronic comments must be submitted on or before December 9, 2013. Commenters should be aware that the electronic Federal Docket Management System will not accept comments after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the last day of the comment period. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number (ATF 41P), by any of the following methods -
- Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
- Fax: (202) 648-9741.
- Mail: Brenda Raffath Friend, Mailstop 6N-602, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, U.S. Department of Justice, 99 New York Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20226; ATTN: ATF 41P.
Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and docket number for this rulemaking. All comments received will be posted without change to the Federal eRulemaking portal, http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided.
For your convenience, feel free to cut and paste the following suggested comment into the form, and edit as you see fit. Thank you for your immediate assistance in this urgent matter.
I oppose the ATF proposal to require CLEO sign off approval for all Title II firearm transfers, including Trusts and other legal entities.
1. ATF was petitioned by the petitioner, NFATCA to eliminate the clumsy "Chief Law Enforcement Officer" (CLEO) sign off replacing it with a notification to the CLEO of the pending transfer, and supplanting the sign off with the NICS check used for thousands of firearm purchases daily. ATF vaguely states it agrees, at least in part with the justification for the petitioner's request, however without any justification it proposes expanding that process to all transfers.
2. ATF admits in the proposal that it has access to several databases, including NICS, which could be used to accomplish what the petitioner requested and ensure that firearms do not fall into the wrong hands.
3. The CLEO sign off is clumsy and outdated. It is also far more expensive for the industry, firearms owners and the government to maintain - or expand in this proposal, than to use the NICS check procedures to verify transfers of title II firearms are not transferred to prohibited persons.
4. The CLEO sign off enables corrupt persons in CLEO positions to politically coerce money out of transferees in the guise of campaign donations.
As the petitioner requested, a NICS check on the principal officers of an individual, principle officers of a trust or other legal entity would be faster, more efficient, and would reduce the chances for human error. This would allow the NFA transfer process to be streamlined, it would be safer for the public and would be a less burdensome regulatory change.
Once again, I oppose any expansion of the 'Chief Law Enforcement Officer' sign off requirements for NFA transfers.
With my jaw…
The end result is, as far as your monitor is concerned, indiscernible from a photograph. I mean, the guy literally worked on the highlights of each mole. I’ve seen many, many instances of trompe l'oeil in my life and some of it is mind-bending in its attention to detail.
When I was taking art courses in college (hey, I originally wanted to write software like Photoshop. Figured I needed to know color theory and whatnot) there was a sister class doing trompe l'oeil. One guy did a light switch that he put on the wall and it fooled every person who walked in the room. There was another guy who took a mishmash of random objects and attached them to a board. Although the arrangement was dada in nature, from anything more than a foot away, it was impossible to tell the painting from the real (when they were both set up under lights).
An interesting thing though – realism at this level is an art in an of itself, but honestly – the end result is no more pleasing to the eye than a real photograph. And several of the other students I took classes with had amazing abilities to draw realistically, but couldn’t create a moving piece of art if you commissioned them.
I dated a girl like that. She had the uncanny ability to draw exactly what she could see. But nothing she ever did had any feeling. It was sterile. You could appreciate the technical skill it took to make something that realistic, but it didn’t move you. And she absolutely could NOT draw anything that she couldn’t see with her eyes. If I recall, she went on to be a medical illustrator, which made a lot of sense.
Still, that’s simply amazing to watch, especially knowing this is nothing but an app from the Apple store and a finger.
I did some photography work for Routen Guitars last week. Mark fixed my beat up Fender Gemini II so that I could play it again by replacing the cracked, plastic nut and bridge with bone, re-adhering the pick guard, and a few minor tweaks to get it back to playability status (and it is, and the bone bridge has really increased the volume).
Last night I gave him the DVD with all the images on it and we discussed the fact that I’m now planning on taking some courses on building a guitar. There’s a place down in Plant City that has classes on Mondays or Tuesdays, and I’m going to attempt to start taking them.
Mark was nice enough to offer to let me borrow whatever tools I might need in the future (the classes come with full use of the shop’s tools) and then handed me a Stewmac.com catalog.
I now realize why hand made guitars are so expensive.
It’s not nickels and dimes, it’s Benjamins & Grants.
Whether you are politically active or just a piano teacher, they will NOT let you forget this.
In March of this year, a small nonprofit in Cincinnati—the Music Teachers National Association—received a letter from the FTC. The agency was investigating whether the association was engaged in, uh, anticompetitive practices.
This was bizarre, given that the MTNA has existed since 1876 solely to advance the cause of music study and support music teachers. The 501(c)(3) has about 22,000 members, nearly 90% of them piano teachers, including many women who earn a modest living giving lessons in their homes. The group promotes music study and competitions and helps train teachers. Not exactly U.S. Steel.
I can’t homeschool (no matter what homeschool proponents say – sorry, not everyone has the skills, patience, or financial means to be able to homeschool) but I FULLY support it. Hell, I wish I *could* homeschool, but as mentioned there are reasons some people cannot.
Regardless, the State of Florida has now said you no longer have rights to educate your children as you see fit and that they have more rights to decide that than you do.
This needs to be nipped in the bud right now.
On the Tweetbook yesterday, I dropped this little nugget
#GunControl is the belief that declawing the cat will protect it against other animals.— Robb Allen (@ItsRobbAllen) November 25, 2013
This was an off the top of my pointy little head statement, but the more I thought about it, the more it actually works.
Let’s say you have a cat that likes to go outside and enjoy the weather. You notice that your cat is getting in fights with the wild cats roaming your ‘hood, so you do your part to reduce feline violence by realizing that if all cats were declawed, this wouldn’t be a problem.
So you declaw your cat. You can’t declaw the ones roaming the neighborhood because they’re wild, and thus not constrained to the rules you’ve laid out. Instead, you simply control the one thing you can, and that is your cat. Your cat is now at a disadvantage since the other cats aren’t going to declaw themselves nor are they going to see that your kitty is defenseless and thus will keep their weapons sheathed during a conflict.
This is how gun control works.
If the goal is to remove guns from the streets, it doesn’t because criminals aren’t going to turn theirs in, and there are already too many of them out there to get rid of (the other cats will keep their claws). If the goal is to punish criminals for having guns, that doesn’t stop them either since they’re already assuming the risk that plying their trade entails. The feral cats aren’t going to be dissuaded from fighting just because you tell them you’ll punish them more for having claws.
All in all, that’s a pretty damned good turn of phrase that holds up pretty well for an analogy (all analogies eventually fail because an apple isn’t an orange).