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POLICE IN ATLANTA have shot and killed a 92-year-old woman in what appears to be another wrong-house no-knock raid. As I've said before, these raids should only occur when there's reason to believe that lives are in immediate jeopardy. And police should be liable, civilly and criminally, without any shield of official immunity, in cases where these no-knock raids go wrong.
The sad part is that this won't stop this nonsense. Both civilians and police get killed during these raids and still they go on. I could be next because if someone kicks down my door they're likly to be met with gun-fire.
Update: Look here for a map of botched raids at cato.org.
For most Americans, guns are not a political issue. People buy and own guns to protect their families, not to commit crimes. The truth is that even millions of Americans who support and vote for gun control own guns themselves, because deep down they share the basic human need to feel secure in their homes.
We need more people like Ron Paul in Congress. Maybe then we could actually trust the government.
Since Oct. 17, township police have cited Seruga at least 10 more times for using a gun at his property's firing range within 150 yards of an occupied building. The township ordinance states an exception that someone may discharge a firearm "when done by a landowner upon his land."
That's how defense attorney Craig Penglase said he won at the initial hearing.
But Township Manager Jack Cahalan and police don't agree. "It isn't an exception," Cahalan said.
When pressed to explain why, Cahalan would not elaborate. "It just isn't," he said.
Ok, let me get this straight. 1) You can't fire a gun with 150 yards of a building. 2) Unless it's by a landowner on his own land.
Seems pretty straight forward to me. So Seruga: 1) Fired a gun within 150 yards of a building. 2) But he's a landowner on his own land.
Seems pretty straight forward also.
Oh wait, I get it. The town manager is suffering from cranial rectal insertion syndrome.
Our opponents will say that the American people rejected our Republican vision. I say the American people didn't quit on the Contract with America, we did. And in so doing, we severed the bonds of trust between our party and millions of our most ardent supporters.
Personally I saw the "Contract with America" abandoned within the first two years. But this is certainly indicitive of what happened to the Republican Party. They abandoned their principles for the lure of big government. Ronald Regan believed in limited government and now 'W' doesn't even give it lip service. When faced with government intrusion on both sides the voters decide based on other factors. It obvious that conservatism isn't dead as 10 states passed Kelo prevention legislation. And many of the dems elected are pro-gun. Unfortunately 3 states also passed gay marriage bans. Which in my mind is a pro big government stance and should be considered an a non-conservative issue. But it sure doesn't fit the dems liberal position either. Maybe that should just be labeled a busybody issue.
TOM COBURN'S OFFICE sends his statement on the elections. Big line: "This election does not show that voters have abandoned their belief in limited government; it shows that the Republican Party has abandoned them. In fact, these results represent the total failure of big government Republicanism."