Thus I have Spoken

May 6, 2006

Here is a Good Example of

Filed under: Blogging,Life,Politics — steamdragon @ 9:15 am

why I won't  re-join  the NRA.

In this article, they fail to ask the most important question, which is, "How many participants are being prosecuted  for violating peoples Civil Rights under color of law?" 

We all know the answer is, "Zero."

The folow up question is then, "Why not? Are agents of Government above all Laws?"

The answers to those two questions would be enlightening, to say the least… 



  1. In hundreds of other cases, local police officers visited gun buyers’ homes to conduct “residency checks”—interrogation of family members and neighbors. W-T-F?!?!??

    That’s OUTRAGEOUS!! I would expect BATF to use those tactics under a Liberal White House and a Liberal majority in Congress…..but under Republicans?!?

    F**king UNREAL.

    Well, the law abiding public can always buy their guns in the streets and alleys, just like the criminals do.

    Comment by David Drake — May 6, 2006 @ 5:52 pm | Reply

  2. every one an example of violations under color of law.
    And not one investigation,, much less an indictment and prosecution.

    THAT is the shame.

    Remember, Lon Horuchi is still walking free…

    Murderer though he is.

    Comment by steamdragon — May 6, 2006 @ 7:15 pm | Reply

  3. I understand your problem with the NRA and I agree with you. But I would submit that if all the people I know who aren’t members of the NRA due to these types of concerns would join…would send letters to the NRA management regarding their more unpalatable positions…and would elect people to the board that think more like we do, we might actually get the NRA steered in the right direction.

    As long as I’m the only one doing these things (I’m not and I know it, I’m just making a point here) they can safely disregard my rantings and continue on their present course.

    Taking our ball and going home when things don’t go our way is not the correct way to get things to go our way. Just like the 5 year old on the playground, the end result of taking the easy way out is that we effectively punish only ourselves. The other kids get to play the game however they want because they don’t have us nagging them about doing it right.

    The right way is the hard way: Write the letters, point out the flaws in their arguments and logic. Demand that they discontinue supporting unconstitutional measures. Insist that they support complete and total recognition of the Second Amendment. Keep hammering at them day after day and year after year. If enough of us do it, we might be able to make a difference.

    I’m a life member by the way.

    Oh, and welcome to the Patriot Guard Riders.

    Comment by Sailorcurt — May 7, 2006 @ 6:56 pm | Reply

  4. Curt,
    First, Thank You for taking the time to comment.
    Any words from you are worth more than I can say.

    Second, Thank You again for the introduction to the Patrot Guard Riders. My first mission is Thursday the 11th. in Zanesville, Oh.

    A distant third, I tried it that way for years. In fact, from 1972 as a junior member all the way thru 1996 when I failed to renew because of a temporary shortage of wherewithal. The only responses I ever got were of the ‘send funding now!’ type.
    I felt 24 years was enough. I do support the cause, through two other organizations that at least answer their mail.
    JPFO, and 2nd Amendment foundation. You’ve heared of them I’m sure.
    Interesting that legeslators realy do lump all the pro gun groups under the heading “NRA” which (needless to say) upsets the other groups…

    Curt, Thanks again for commenting.
    It is flattering to hear from someone whom I read daily and admire their wordsmithing.

    Comment by steamdragon — May 7, 2006 @ 7:42 pm | Reply

  5. I completely understand your frustration. I’ve had varying results with my campaign to realign the NRA from within. It is very frustrating when nothing seems to change. Especially when it comes time to kick in the $30 every year.

    Oh, and it annoys me to no end when all they seem to do is beg for more money. But the GOA, CCRKBA, 2nd Amendment Foundation and all the others do the same thing. (I have memberships in all of them…It’s kind of nice because I get most of my bills online now days, if it wasn’t for them and the credit card applications, I wouldn’t get any mail at all).

    [subject change]

    You’re going to give me a big head. I don’t consider myself to be that great a writer so it always amazes me when someone says they enjoy my stuff. It’s really more of an outlet than anything else. I’m never quite sure whether anyone will find my ranting interesting or not, but I find posting to be cathartic. Anyway, I have ulterior motives for commenting on other’s posts as much as I do. Some of my most loyal readers are other bloggers whom I read and post comments to regularly.

    [subject change]

    What do you ride? Or are you a Patriot Guard Cager (not that there’s anything wrong with that)? Just curious. Here’s my baby and Biker Chick and her ride

    [/subject change][/subject change]

    Comment by Sailorcurt — May 8, 2006 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

  6. Ok, so much for the mutual admiration society…
    Your blog has been on my feed list for a long while, now.

    As to my ride, the bank and I have an ’05 650 V-star Classic.
    Thursdays mission will be the longest trip on it so far.
    Just over 200 mi round trip.

    Just got my 3×5 flag today, and figured out a prety slick ground mount for it.

    Guess one of these days I ‘ll have to get some pix posted.
    Have some, but I can’ find them right now…

    Comment by steamdragon — May 8, 2006 @ 8:47 pm | Reply

  7. Ok, so much for the mutual admiration society.

    Oops. I think I put my foot in my mouth on that one.

    I apologize mightily if I gave the impression that I don’t admire your writing. I do…greatly. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t enjoy reading your stuff. And I am very flattered that you mentioned you like my writing, I just personally feel that your admiration is a bit misplaced. I’m a good technical writer, but I’m not much for entertainment value (in my opinion).

    After re-reading my comment, I can see how it seems I was saying that I only commented to build traffic. That’s not what I meant at all even though it obviously came out that way. Again, I apologize.

    I only blogroll the blogs that I read every day and I only read every day the blogs that I really enjoy. Yours is one of them.

    Boy do I feel stupid.

    Anyway, The wife would like to move up a bit eventually, she really likes her Shadow VLX 600 but would like to get something bigger someday. The V-star is on the short list. My brother rides a Road Star and he really loves it but that’s probably a bit big for her to handle.

    Have a good ride and post some pics when you get the chance.

    Keep the shiny side up.

    Comment by Sailorcurt — May 9, 2006 @ 8:14 am | Reply

  8. Jeez, Curt, Chill!
    I like your blog, You like mine.
    Niether of us thinks we are worth a damn, but each likes the others.

    This is a good thing…

    If your wife is thinking of the V-star, have her try the 1100.
    The 650 -while it doesn’t seem to be straining- sounds wound out at 70 mph. It has more, how much I don’t know, I’ve never tried to wind it out.
    at 65, seems ok, and acts like it’ll go all day. BUT you’ll only get around 160 miles per tank.

    It will go all day just fine at 35-40, and then you’ll get that advertised 65 mpg. But not on the highway.

    Zanesville will be the longest trip I’ve been on with it, just over 100 miles. then the service, and home again.

    We’ll see how it handles that, then extend the reach from there.

    Comment by steamdragon — May 9, 2006 @ 8:09 pm | Reply

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