Libertarian Gun Owner Shot Dead by Police While Sleeping
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If this is true, even half-true, it is a real atrocity, and we should raise holy hell about it, insofar as we can during this crisis.
Daniel Oliver, a friend of Duncan's, is raising money for the family to cover funeral and
legal expenses. Donations may be made here:
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This article is pretty good:
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Note the the militia movement has been smeared as 'anti-governmetn extremists' by vile
organizations like the Southern Poverty Law Center. This outfit, despite losing lawsuits
against victims it dishonestly characterized as hate groups, and a scandal that saw the
ouster of its founder -- for racism and sexism! -- many in Law Enforcement still take this
group as an authority.
It is possible that they now have Duncan's blood on their hands.
So ... he's sound asleep at 4.30 am ... hears noises off ... his girlfriend is sleeping next to him and he has one of his scary assault rifles next to the bed, guaranteed to impress the ladies, at least a lot of young men think so ... he picks it up and staggers to the window and ... bang bang bang.
The police say he had a 'booby trap' on his bedroom door -- a shotgun shell .... hmm... in Mom and Dad's house? Pretty reckless if so but ... hey ... where did I hear this ... oh yes, Pitt the Elder ... "The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the crown. It may be frail - its roof may shake - the wind may blow through it - the storm may enter - the rain may enter - but the King of England cannot enter." so it's HIS F*******G HOUSE!!!
You'd think the pro2A people on the Left would at least express some tepid statement of solidarity ... I've contacted every single local chapter of the Socialist Rifle Association, and of Redneck Revolt plus their national leaderships ... but not a peep. Pussies.
So ... I fear this Chinese Communist Virus will drown everything else out for claims on our attention, but ... we ought to be raising Holy Hell over this.
And at the same time, combatting the crazies and hot-air merchants on the Right who are anti-police per se ... silly boobs need to go to school with Mr Hobbes -- I've been debating some of these bs artists on Facebook -- look up 'boogaloo' on the web, and 'boohajadeen' on Facebook... they're Righties but sound like anti-Fa (and some are probably Internet Research Agency employees working out of St Petersburg) ... I've expressed the wish that all the hate-the-cops kiddies could be dropped into South Chicago at 11pm on a Saturday night. Makes me recall on old John Birch Society bumper sticker, IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE POLICE, THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN TROUBLE, CALL A HIPPIE.
Ah well ... we knew the Republic, contrary to that poem, would not go out with just a whimper.
The booby trap is deeply troubling, and indicates reckless disregard for the lives of others. Many years ago I talked with a guy who booby-trapped his house with tripwired shotguns. At the time, he was still recuperating in ICU after forgetting about one. He had no good answer when I asked what he thought would have happened if his house had caught fire. Half of his leg blown off was better than killing a firefighter crawling through a burning home to save him.
However, everything I have read or heard about him, doesn't support the image of a crazy. The shotgun booby trap is definitely irresponsible -- but when I look back to my own youth -- and when I think about my own experiences with neighbor's teenage sons whom I taught to shoot (using air rifles0, and a friend's teen age soon to whom I unwisely leant an air pistol -- I remember that we must never trust anyone under 30.
The key question is: was it necessary to do a 4.30 no-knock raid on this young man? It will take a lot to convince me of that.
I've been fairly involved, via the internet, in building for the 20 January Richmond demonstration, and I KNOW that the milieu of what we may call pro 2nd Amendment people, has a high proportion of people who are completely unrestrained in their postings on line: they call for arresting legislators who are pro gun control and trying them for treason, etc etc. I am sure that 99% of the time it's just hot air, probably by people with manhood issues. But of course, there is always the occasional Timothy McVeigh.
So I and a few other people have tried to throw cold water on these bs artists, and have defended the police as a necessary evil in our society -- "if men were angels ..." etc.
Anyway, I am sure that a better way could have been found to deal with this kid -- what about searching his house while he was at work?
Bottom line: I don't want to give the police a blank check here.