Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. That psychic discomfort is the price we pay for basic civic peace. It's worth it. It's a pragmatic principle. Defend everyone else's rights, because if you don't there is no one to defend yours. -- MaxedOutMama

I don't just want gun rights... I want individual liberty, a culture of self-reliance....I want the whole bloody thing. -- Kim du Toit

The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.-- Moshe Ben-David

The cult of the left believes that it is engaged in a great apocalyptic battle with corporations and industrialists for the ownership of the unthinking masses. Its acolytes see themselves as the individuals who have been "liberated" to think for themselves. They make choices. You however are just a member of the unthinking masses. You are not really a person, but only respond to the agendas of your corporate overlords. If you eat too much, it's because corporations make you eat. If you kill, it's because corporations encourage you to buy guns. You are not an individual. You are a social problem. -- Sultan Knish

All politics in this country now is just dress rehearsal for civil war. -- Billy Beck

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Far be it from Me to Sully this Site with Cheap Exploitive Postings Involving Hot Cheerleader Lesbian Sex...

...but Ravenwood (and hundreds, if not thousands of others) points to this story of two (female) Carolina Panthers cheerleaders who tried to have drunken sex in a bathroom stall at a bar, but were interrupted by other angry bar patrons who had, shall we say, a different need for the space.

Yahoo reports:
Renee Thomas, 20, of Pittsboro, N.C., and Angela Keathley, 26, of Belmont, N.C., were taken to Hillsborough County Jail early Sunday.
Witnesses said the women were having sex in a stall with each other, angering patrons waiting in line to get into the restroom at the club in the Channelside district.
Thomas was charged with battery Sunday after allegedly striking a bar patron when she was leaving the restroom, then landed in even more trouble after police said she gave officers a driver's license belonging to another Panthers cheerleader who was not in Tampa.
Why am I degrading this fine site with lewd, lecherous, salacious, prurient, titillating sleaze like this? Because of this part of the piece:
Thomas, who made the trip to Florida for Sunday's game between the Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was released from jail on $500 bail before police learned she was not the person she claimed to be.

Providing police with a false name is a misdemeanor. However, Thomas was charged Monday with giving a false name and causing harm to another — a third-degree felony punishable by probation or a jail term of 1 to 5 years, said police spokeswoman Laura McElroy.
If convicted, regardless of the actual sentence, her right to arms will be - by due process of law - negated under 18 USC section 922(g)(1):
It shall be unlawful for any person -

(1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year;

(2) who is a fugitive from justice;

(3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance (as defined in section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802));

(4) who has been adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to a mental institution;

(5) who, being an alien -
(A) is illegally or unlawfully in the United States; or

(B) except as provided in subsection (y)(2), has been admitted to the United States under a nonimmigrant visa (as that term is defined in section 101(a)(26) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(26)));
(6) who has been discharged from the Armed Forces under dishonorable conditions;

(7) who, having been a citizen of the United States, has renounced his citizenship;

(8) who is subject to a court order that - (And this is the one that got Dr. Emerson)
(A) was issued after a hearing of which such person received actual notice, and at which such person had an opportunity to participate;

(B) restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner of such person or child of such intimate partner or person, or engaging in other conduct that would place an intimate partner in reasonable fear of bodily injury to the partner or child; and

(i) includes a finding that such person represents a credible threat to the physical safety of such intimate partner or child; or

(ii) by its terms explicitly prohibits the use, attempted use, or threatened use of physical force against such intimate partner or child that would reasonably be expected to cause bodily injury; or
(9) who has been convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence,

to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
And, since Congress has specifically refused to fund the BATF's function of reviewing and restoring the right to arms - and as upheld under the unanimous Supreme Court decision U.S. v. Thomas Lamar Bean, Ms. Thomas, who is now twenty years old, will be SOL if she ever wants to legally exercise her right to arms. The BATF can't help her, and the courts won't help her.

All this for using a false ID.

How many other dinky-ass laws can you think of that are "punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year"? And note the wording - not just felonies, either. ANY crime.

Maryland Attorney General Joseph Curran, author of the gun-ban manifesto "A Farewell to Arms," has already used this statute to confiscate guns from people who haven't gotten so much as a traffic ticket in over a decade.

There was a poll running around the gun blogs after the passage of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act asking what we gunnies wanted to get passed next.

Revision of 18 USC section 922(g)(1) wasn't even on the list.

But it should have been at the top.

[Jayne Cobb]"I'll be in my bunk..."[/Jayne Cobb]

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