Thursday, October 9, 2014

Sorry for the absence, things have been interesting.

As most who follow this blog know, my family lives in the 63136 zip code.  Before August 9th, 2014, the only folks who knew that zip code lived in it or delivered mail/packages in it.  Before then I had to describe where we lived to folks who lived in St Louis most of their adult lives.

Thanks to the actions of both Officer Wilson and Michael Brown at 1:15pm on that date, EVERYONE knows where Ferguson, MO is located.

I've been trying to think about how to blog about what we went through.  At the time, I was posting solely on FaceBook about this.  Today, I've decided to copy all of my #Ferguson posts from FB to this medium.  Here is our story thus far:

Praying for peace in Ferguson Missouri tonight.  (Night that wholesale looting happened, QT burned, Red's BBQ was damaged and WalMart was looted.  After this point for three weeks, WalMart pushed all of their carts and pallets of water bottles inside their entry foyer to block entry after 9:00pm; the store is open until 11pm everyday...)

After the message that the St Louis County Police Dept released about the current situation earlier today, it is clear they are willing to let the whole area burn because we are all cop hating looters. Right now they are just staring at the looters hitting Sam's Market.
Castle Rock v Gonzales is the playbook; Serve and Protect is a lie, it is enforce the law at all costs.
Multiple police agencies were called to Ferguson early Saturday morning following reports of violence.

Had enough, went to the range.

What are your thoughts on this?

When police militarize a situation this is how those if us on the citizen side of the Thin Blue Line view them.

Martial Law declared. Anyone who refers to any of my fellow citizens here as animals or subhumans will not be tolerated. Things have gotten bad here and I am under enough stress already. Fair warning.

Everything is going to be posted in miles from Ferguson, isn't it?
A 23-year-old man armed with a knife is dead after two police officers shot him in north St. Louis.

Why isn't the Militia between the protestors and the cops? Are they afraid of ‪#‎Ferguson‬?

If Ferg PD won't use their cameras then Ferguson will use theirs.
Ferguson Man Forms an Inspiring Team with Cop Watchers to Hold Police Accountable
(Jb of

(Ferg PD got the three cameras they 'were missing funds for' donated by three different businesses and have the cameras on the streets as of Sept 25.)

Still being reported as the Ferguson Community Center which is several miles away from the Dellwood Community Center where it took place. I ask again, why was a Ferguson PD officer patrolling an area that is under County policing?

Erik Olsen commented on an article.
So, there was a Ferguson cop checking out the DELLWOOD Community Center and NOT a County cop? WTF?
St. Louis County police are searching for the suspect who shot a Ferguson police officer Saturday night.

Due to responses on this event, my FB friends list has shrunk.  Several folks advocated burning down my neighborhood due to actions taken by folks from IL, TX, AZ and other parts of MO.  Many used racial epithets describing the looters and lumped the protesters in with that group.  I do not maintain relationships with folks who are racists, life is too short to write off entire groups due to hate.  I also do not maintain relationships with those who wish harm to befall my family.  I am not a 'sheepdog', I am a 'porcupine'.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

MOSB613, just a rehash of HB436 from 2013 and why that is NOT a good thing.

The Missouri Senate has ressurectred the Anti-Federal Firearms Law bill that failed it's veto overturn last year by one vote.  It is an interesting bill, seeking to nullify Federal firearms laws inside the confines of Missouri and threatening jail time for any Federal Agent that attempts to enforce those firearms laws (NFA '34, GCA '68 and all since passed Amendments to those laws).  The part that bothers me is that there is NOTHING in the bill as sent to the House that protects firearms owners from the State.

MO Section 571-020 states the following:

571.020. 1. A person commits a crime if such person knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs, or sells: (1) An explosive weapon; (2) An explosive, incendiary or poison substance or material with the purpose to possess, manufacture or sell an explosive weapon; (3) A gas gun; (4) A bullet or projectile which explodes or detonates upon impact because of an independent explosive charge after having been shot from a firearm; or (5) Knuckles; or (6) Any of the following in violation of federal law: (a) A machine gun; (b) A short-barreled rifle or shotgun; (c) A firearm silencer; or (d) A switchblade knife. 2. A person does not commit a crime pursuant to this section if his conduct involved any of the items in subdivisions (1) to (5) of subsection 1, the item was possessed in conformity with any applicable federal law, and the conduct: (1) Was incident to the performance of official duty by the Armed Forces, National Guard, a governmental law enforcement agency, or a penal institution; or (2) Was incident to engaging in a lawful commercial or business transaction with an organization enumerated in subdivision (1) of this section; or (3) Was incident to using an explosive weapon in a manner reasonably related to a lawful industrial or commercial enterprise; or (4) Was incident to displaying the weapon in a public museum or exhibition; or (5) Was incident to using the weapon in a manner reasonably related to a lawful dramatic performance. 3. A crime pursuant to subdivision (1), (2), (3) or (6) of subsection 1 of this section is a class C felony; a crime pursuant to subdivision (4) or (5) of subsection 1 of this section is a class A misdemeanor. "

What this boils down to, is that the State of Missouri is attempting to enact a law where Missouri Jails will house either Federal Agents who attempt to enforce Federal laws or Missouri Residents who operate under the mistaken idea that SB613 protects them for violations of firearms laws.  I do not see this as a good idea.  I have been told that my views on this are 'negative and wrong' and that I am a 'wet blanket' due to not dancing in the streets that the State Senate has passed a law that has ZERO positive impact on gun owners in Missouri.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Update on my dealings with the Southern Poverty Law Center

Got a letter from the Southern Poverty Law Center today. I thought it was the long-awaited answer to the question I posed to them six months ago ("When did I go from being an ally to an enemy just for standing up for everyone's right to bear arms?") but it was not. They want my donation. I just resent my question along with a link to my earlier blog post about asking them in the first place.

I'm not expecting an answer and I hope they dont need my money.

EDIT:  I did get a response after asking why I didn't get a response earlier.  They thought it was odd that I was taking offense at this since they didn't specifically name ME in their article, but didn't say much after I poitned out that I am an RKBA activist, a group they specifically called out and that I felt betrayed by them for this.  They had no repsonse nor appology.  I am done with the SPLC.