Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Each citizen carries his own arms always ready for battle."

"We have no magazines of small arms; the organization of our national strength is different from that of any other nation on earth. Each citizen carries his own arms always ready for battle."--William Eaton, Secretary of the United States, June 28, 1801 letter to Thomas Jefferson, from Tunis, (Concerning a request for arms by the Bey of Tunis). [AMERICAN STATE PAPERS. DOCUMENTS, LEGISLATIVE AND EXECUTIVE, OF THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, FROM THE FIRST SESSION OF THE FIRST TO THE THIRD SESSION OF THE THIRTEENTH CONGRESS, INCLUSIVE: COMMENCING MARCH 3, 1789 AND ENDING MARCH 3, 1815. SELECTED AND EDITED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS, BY WALTER LOWRIE, Secretary of the Senate, AND MATTHEW ST. CLAIR CLARKE, Clerk of the Home of Representatives. VOLUME II. WASHINGTON: Published By Gale and Seaton. 1832.]

"but must be driven back to its proper orbit by means which it is unable to resist."

   "Dangers to human liberty are not to be found in restraints on power; they must be looked for in an opposite direction. Power in its nature is cumulative it seizes on every favorable circumstance to extend and ramify itself until it reaches an elevation where it may repose in safety and bid defiance to all opposition; it never voluntarily recedes but must be driven back to its proper orbit by means which it is unable to resist."--Mr. George Poindexter, from Mississippi, U.S. Senate, Feb. 19, 1833.

"...that a standing army is one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen."

"...Mr. MADISON. Mr. Chairman, I most cordially agree, with the honorable member last up, that a standing army is one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen. It is a great recommendation for this system, that it provides against this evil more than any other system known to us, and, particularly, more than the old system of confederation. The most effectual way to guard against a standing army, is to render it unnecessary. The most effectual way to render it unnecessary, is to give the general government full power to call forth the militia, and exert the whole natural strength of the Union, when necessary. Thus you will furnish the people with sure and certain protection, without recurring to this evil; and the certainty of this protection from the whole will be a strong inducement to individual exertion. Does the organization of the government warrant a belief that this power will be abused? Can we believe that a government of a federal nature, consisting of many coƫqual sovereignties, and particularly having one branch chosen from the people, would drag the militia unnecessarily to an immense distance? This, sir, would be unworthy the most arbitrary despot...."

- Saturday, June 14, 1788. The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution [Elliot's Debates, Volume 3]

"Genral Greene Refuses Globe Merchants Permission to Replenish Their Ammunition Stocks..."

[The Bisbee Daily Review, Tuesday Morning, July 24, 1917. Vol. 20. No. 39. Pg. 3]

   The very ones that We The People were intended to be armed against, having 'power' over our supply of arms and ammunition? Does that make any sense whatsoever? And these wannabe petty tyrants are nothing more than the minions of our tyrannical and usurping hired servants? The very ones whom WE pay our taxes in order to support? Can anyone explain how hired servants get the audacity and gall to dictate to their rightful masters? Especially when it comes to a right secured in the very Constitution that the hired servants take a solemn oath to uphold and defend? Does our Constitution state; "shall not be infringed" unless we find a good enough plausible excuse to do so? NO, it does NOT. Our Constitution unequivocally states; "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed". And it naturally follows that anything necessary in order to exercise that right unimpeded. Would also be beyond the grasp of our governments as well. The servant isn't allowed to dictate to their master. Especially when that servant has been expressly bound in the extent of their duties for which they were hired to perform.

   What is very appalling about the above edict, is that it occurred during a time when we were at war. And there were German saboteurs in our country that had already carried out acts of sabotage. And the Germans had telegraphed Mexico in a diplomatic proposal to join the Central Powers in 1917. Globe is not very far from the Mexican border. And our army was overseas in Europe fighting. So the people had a VERY GOOD AND LEGITIMATE REASON for wanting arms and ammunition....

"The Marlin Model 20 Repeating Rifle"

[The Commoner, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 08, 1912. Vol. 12, No. 44 Pg. 14]

"President Roosevelt made his plea for training the youth of the country in the use of firearms..."

TEACH THE BOYS
HOW TO SHOOT

   Seattle is probably the first city in the country to take up President Roosevelt's suggestion to teach th[e] young men and school boys of the country how to shoot so that they will be prepared in case of war, says the Seattle Times. Two days after the president had made the suggestion in his annual message to congress, Captain Frank H. Lord, curator of grounds and buildings at the University of Washington, began the organization of a rifle club at the institution.

   The enrollment has already reache[d] 132 members. Among those who have joined are Merle Thorpe, instructor in journalism, and Henry L. Bowlby, instructor in civil engineering. Bowlby is a former student at West Point. Lieutenant E. C. Hanford, has agreed to take charge of the organization, which is to be formed into a battalion. Hanford is a graduate of West Point and is now a resident of Seattle.

   Captain Lord has sent an application to the secretary of war for guns and ammunition with which to equip the men. No further progress in this organization can be made until a reply is received. In view of the president's attitude in the matter, it is believed the request will be granted.

   Col. T. C. Woodbury, commander at Fort Lawton, has offered to detail a couple of the officers of the Third infantry to give the men instruction in the use of the army rifles. It is also thought the war department will give the university students permission to practice on the new target range at Fort Lawton, which, when completed, will be one of the finest on the coast. It is thought the work will be finished by next March, and in the meantime the students may make use of the p[r]esent 300-yard range on the beach below the post.

   President Ro[o]sevelt made his plea for training the youth of the country in the use of firearms because of the fact that American boys, owing to the growth of the cities, do not get the experience in shooting that they formerly did, and require training in that direction. He mentioned this fact after stating that the regular army is so small that the country must depend upon its volunteer troops to do most of the fighting in case of war, and that the men who will compose these volunteer military organizations should be given as much preliminary training as possible.

   Brig. Gen. D. H. Brush, commander of the Department of the Columbia, advocated the same plan when he recently visited Seattle.
[The Wenatchee Daily World, Wenatchee, Washington, Thursday, December 24, 1908. Vol. No. 149. Pg. 8]

Executive [Mis]Action....

DISGRACEFUL INCIDENT

Gov. Clark and Mr. Jones Have an Expectoration Encounter.

   Little Rock, Ark., April 7--The spectacle of an honorable member of the Arkansas Legislature with rage spitting in the face of the Governor of the commonwealth quickly returned by a violent emission of executive saliva upon the features of the lawmaker, and a flourish of firearms in the hands of the Governor was witnessed in the lobby of Gleason's hotel here this afternoon and was the result of the sensational charges of bribery in connection the railroad commission bill sprung in the House of Representatives yesterday by Mr. Yancy of Phillips county.

   Mr. Jones of Marion county, one of the principals in the altercation of this affair yesterday, replied to a point of personal privilege and denounced Governor Clarke as being at the bottom of the changes. He said that Gov. Clarke was a demagogue and was going around like the assassin in the night with a knife stabbing in the back men who are his peers.

   This afternoon Gov. Clark met Jones in the lobby at the Gleason's and requested a private interview with him. Jones replied that he would accompany the Governor nowhere and that if the chief executive had anything to say to him he must make it known there. Hot words followed and in a fit of anger spat in the Governor's face. Gov. Clark trembled with anger, returned the insult and he, quick as a flash, had drawn his revolver and the  difficulty might have resulted in bloodshed but for the quick action of bystanders who disarmed Gov. Clark. The Governor who was later arrested by a constable and released on his own recognizance says he will plead to the charge of assault tomorrow morning and further trouble many ensue.

[The Daily Herald, Brownsville, Texas, Thursday, April 11, 1895, Mail Edition, Vol. III. No. 310. Pg. 1]

The Village Marshal can shoot, you cannot...

[Dakota County Herald, Dakota City, Nebraska, Thursday, June 19, 1919. Vol. 27. No. 43 Pg. 8]

   Those that live in Dakota City better hope that you don't have to defend yourself or your family....

Money can be protected on the streets of New York, but citizens cannot....

[The Evening World, New York, Tuesday, January 31, 1922, Final Edition, Vol. LXII. No. 21,960 Pg. 4]

"End Of Concealed Weapons"

[Arizona Sentinel and Yuma Weekly Examiner, Yuma, Arizona, November 02, 1911. Vol. 41. No. 53 Pg. 3]

"Girls enjoy shooting and profit by it no less than do boys."

[The Commoner, Lincoln, Nebraska, November 16, 1906. Vol. 6 No. 44. Pg. 13]

"Hopkins & Allen Military Bolt Action 22 calibre Repeating Rifle at $8.25..."

[Lafayette Advertiser, "Official Journal of the School Board and Parish of Lafayette", Lafayette, Louisiana, Wednesday, July 17, 1907. Volume XLII. Number 47. Pg. 3]

More traitors revealed....

[The Evening World, New York, Tuesday, March 28, 1922. Final Edition, Vol. LXII. No. 22,008 Pg. 6]

"STEVENS FIREARMS are sold by all sporting goods and hardware dealers..."

[Lincoln County Leader, Toledo, Lincoln County, Oregon, Friday, February 03, 1905. Volume XII. Number 49 Pg. 5]

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

"or schools where the art of self-defence is taught"

   "Sec. 59. Proprietors of shooting galleries, fencing schools, public gymnasiums, places where firearms of any description are used, or schools where the art of self-defence is taught, shall pay $12 annually. But no place of business or shooting gallery where firearms are to be used, shall be licensed until the Inspector of Buildings for the District of Columbia shall furnish a certificate that suitable precautions have been taken for the public safety by the erection of iron shields and such appliances as in his judgment may be necessary; Provided that before such license shall be issued the proprietor shall furnish to the Assessor of the District of Columbia the written signature of a majority of the residents on the same side of the square or block in which the proposed gallery is to be located, and also on the side of the square fronting opposite to the same. Outside of the city limits no license shall be issued except for a suitable structure duly approved by the Inspector of Buildings. The Major and Superintendent of Police is hereby authorized to prescribe the calibre of firearms and kind of cartridges to be used.

[The Times, Washington, [D.C.], Saturday, February 17, 1900. Number 2122. Pg. 5]

Wshington, D.C.: "No gun, airgun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm, cannon...."

THE USE OF FIREARMS.

An Amendment to the District Police Regulations.

   After much discussion, the District authorities have obtained an amendment to the local police regulations which will limit radically the use of firearms and explosives in the District. The new section is to read:

   "No gun, airgun, rifle, pistol, or other firearm, cannon, torpedo, firecracker, squib, or other fireworks, shall be discharged or set off within the city of Washington or the fire limits of the District of Columbia without a special permit therefor from the Major and Superintendent of Police, nor within 100 yards of any schoolhouse building or buildings, play ground, enclosure for stock, or railroad track outside of such fire limits for the District of Columbia, without the written content of the owner or occupant thereof and a special permit from the Major and Superintendent of Police: Provided, That this section shall not apply to licensed shooting galleries, to the discharge of firearms or explosives in a performance conducted in or at a regular licensed theatre or show and that the Major and Superintendent of Police may, by a general order, suspend the operation of this regulation for a time limited therein."

[The Times, Washington, Friday, March 09, 1900. Number 2141. Pg. 3]

"That's a bad combination,"

CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS

Several Cases Tried in the Police
Court.

   Firearms played an important part in the arrests made by the police over Sunday, and compared with past records the arrests and Police Court cases involving the carrying of concealed weapons would indicate that this practice of carrying weapons is becoming unusually common. Four defendants were charged with carrying concealed weapons in the first precinct alone, and in another case a defendant was charged with discharging firearms in the street.

   Early Sunday morning Sergt. Lee and Policemen McDonnell and Catts of the first precinct cleaned out a disorderly crowd in a house on C street, near 13 1/2 street northwest, and Richard Hawkins was arrested. When searched at the station house a revolver, a bottle of gin and a set of crap bones were found in his pockets.

   "That's a bad combination," explained the officers who arrested him. Hawkins was tried in the Police Court yesterday and Judge Mullowny imposed a fine of $75....

...Frank Washington, colored, was charged with discharging firearms. Washington stated that "some boys threw the stones into the building to test him." and that he fired to attract the attention of the police. Judge Mullowny saw no justification in the evidence and sentenced Washington to pay a fine of $5.

[The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 18, 1906. No. 16, 795. Pg. 6]

"Police and Pistols"

[The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., Monday, June 28, 1903. No. 15,707. Pg. 8]

   Believe this one would fit in nicely over at The War on Guns "Only Ones" category....

"the District code in relation to the sale of firearms is ample for the protection of public safety...."

[Evening Star, Washington, D.C., Friday, April 01, 1904. No. 15,945. Pg. 5]

   Well obviously the government in D.C. didn't feel the same as Corporation Counsel Duvall. And Dick Heller can vouch for that....

Traitor, or just trolling for more tax revenue?

[Omaha Daily Bee, Omaha, Tuesday Morning, June 29, 1909. Vol. XXIX--No. 11.  Pg. 4]

   You can almost hear the drips of drool from the treasonous salivating reporter hitting the paper....

"Winchester Self-Loading Rifles For Rapid, Accurate Firing..."

[Burlington Weekly Free Press, Burlington, VT., Thursday, November 21, 1912. Vol. LXXXVII. New Series Vol. LIX. Pg. 14]

"These are the boys who were shooting near the reservoir."

YOUTHFUL WHEELMEN
MUST OBEY THE LAW

Judge Gowans Fines Several
Boys $5 Each; Too Free
Use of Firearms.

   Judge E. G. Gowans of the Juvenile court is determined to put a stop to the riding of bicycles on tho sidewalks in the restricted district. At the regular sitting of the court Friday he had a large bunch of offenders before him and imposed a fine of $5 In each case. The boys were William Moriarty, Neil Jensen, Thomas Bishop, Parley White, Thomas Fellows, Kenneth Millier, Verner Calder, Melvin Schluter, Heber Nelson and Lewis H. Thorpe.

   George E. Wells, H. G. Hutching, A.T. Davis and L.R. Brewster were fined $5 each for too promiscuous handling of firearms. Judge Gowans read the law to them prohibiting the carrying of firearms by minors and promised to deal more severely with them a second time. These are the boys who were shooting near the reservoir. Patrolman Taylor came into range at the time and received some of the spent shot. Luckily for the cop, he was a good distance away. He promptly gave chase and gathered them in.

   William Jones was arraigned for stealing a bicycle from Frank McDonald. The wheel was returned and Jones was made a ward of the court.
[The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City, Utah, Saturday Morning, May 11, 1907. Vol. LXXV., No. 27. Pg. 2]

"Provided, a person may shoot firearms on his own premises for the bona fide purpose of protecting his property..."

[Keowee Courier, Walhalla, South Carolina, March 27, 1907. New Series, No. 466.--Volume LVII.--No. 13. Pg. 7]

"The people realize the necessity for a good gun or pistol."

PISTOL POCKETS.

Reasons Why Southerners Always
Go Armed.

   It is almost as common for a white man in the South to carry a pistol in his pocket as a jackknife—that is, when he does not have a shotgun or a rifle where it can be easily picked up at a moment's notice. The custom is not quite as prevalent in the larger cities as in the villages and the rural districts, but it is a well-known fact that many men of the highest standing in professional and business life in such places as Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, and other large communities, go armed. This is frequently shown by the encounters which end in one or perhaps both men being stretched on the ground dead or wounded.

   The trouble may start over a political dispute or some very trivial matter. Each loses control of his temper and does just what any other man would do if he was mad —draws his weapon. Sometimes the quarrel may begin in a court room or in church or in a store or office. The location makes little difference as to the results. One cause which has led to many a tragedy in the country is a dispute boundary line, between two farms, or the ever-present dog killing a neighbor's stock or chickens. This frequently ends in each man going off for a shotgun, if he had not got it handy, and a duel then and there.

NOT A SOUTHERN CHARACTER.

   To many people who have never been beyond Mason and Dixon's line and know as little of the Southern States as they do about Asia, perhaps, this use of firearms is regarded as a species of barbarism, and the Southern people are classed by them as but partly civilized. In fact, the average Southerner is depicted in the minds of many a New Englander as an individual with long, flowing hair, with a fierce expression on his face, wearing a shirt with rolling collar, very much open at the chest, and tied with a red bandana in a sailor knot, while around his waist are strapped two or three big Colts, going about with rawhide boots reaching to his knees. The Southern people can probably thank the managers of the innumerable "Uncle Tom's Cabin" shows for this character, pure and simple.

   It is rare that a pistol is ever displayed, except on some of the ranches of far-away Texas, although they are stowed away in the pistol pocket, which is frequently made purposely for them, and lined with leather. Business men who have occasion to visit the South, or who meet Southern people in Pittsburg or other large cities, well know that they differ little from the average American, although it must be confessed they have a fondness for the black slouch hat, as New Yorkers have for the silk tile. Some have the mannerism peculiar to a certain portion of their country, but this is seldom detected. Ordinarily, they differ but little from the citizens of the other portions of the United States.

NOT ALWAYS AN ARBITER.

   Shooting affrays would be as common in every State in the Union as in the South, if the custom of carrying such weapons was prevalent. As many quarrels occur in the North and West, but in the country they are settled with fists, while in the cities legal measures are usually resorted to. A police officer is called in, and may arrest one or both parties, or possibly one man brings action for criminal libel, and gets his satisfaction in the jury's verdict. It is unnecessary to say that many a man outside of the South goes armed. This is known only when he shoots someone else. But the number carrying weapons in the Southern States, in proportion to the population is greater than in the North.

   This is principally due to two reasons. One is that it has been handed down for generations. In childhood they have seen the horse pistols and dueling pistols owned by their fathers and by the men most respected in the community. Even the family minister might have a pistol in his house, and nothing would be thought of it. They were classed the same as other domestic articles because they were needed in many cases for defense. In many Southern families, arms which had been preserved in the family for over a century occupy a position of honor in the hall or possibly the drawing-room, just as the armor of their noble ancestors is preserved in the homes of English nobility. The sentiment is very much the same.

OFTEN ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

   There is no doubt that the revolver and ride are absolutely necessary today in many parts of the South, as they were throughout the country in the last century—as a means of protection. This is because the defense offered by the law is so little that a man must take some such measures to protect himself and his household. In the thickly populated parts of the North, where the Sheriff or Constable or the village policeman is within a short distance, this fact cannot be realized.

   In many a Southern State the Sheriff and one or two deputies has an area of fifty or sixty miles to go to reach the scene of the crime, and may have to travel twenty-four hours on horseback, owing to the sparsely settled country and the lack of transportation facilities. Where a white farmer has to go four or five miles to reach his nearest neighbor, and must keep his money in the house for a week or month, until he can turn it into the bank or deposit it with some storekeeper, the temptation to rob him, even at the risk of murdering the whole family, is very great among the lawless class, which are to be found in all of the Southern States.

WHERE LIFE IS CHEAP.

   Money is scarce and life is cheap in this section of the country, and many a man owes his safety to the rifle or shotgun, which stands loaded in his bedroom or hangs over his front door. When he is obliged to go ten or fifteen miles with his load of produce, along roads which may lead through long stretches of woods or swamps, with no houses whatever, except here and there a deserted cabin, he realizes how easy he can be robbed and murdered if without a weapon. On such journeys the gun is usually in the wagon box at his feet or a revolver is in his pocket. Self-preservation must be the first consideration, however, and these are the measures taken as a security for the protection which the law cannot give.

   The familiarity with the rifle and revolver has caused them to be used for amusement, and manufacturers find a ready market for the very best qualities beyond the Potomac. The people realize the necessity for a good gun or pistol. A cheap weapon, which might miss fire, may result in the loss of a life, and they are as careful in making their selection as in buying furniture for their houses or harness for their animals. Target shooting is a common sport, with the result that some of the records made are remarkable.

SOME EXPERT BOY SHOTS.

   The boy who has been brought up on a Southern plantation and who cannot hit a bull's eye an inch in diameter at 250 feet with a Remington is not considered of much account. He is generally as skillful with a shotgun, and the number of prize winners from the South in bird-shooting contests in different parts of the country is very noticeable. No particular make of fire arm is preferred as long as it is up to the standard. In selecting a rifle from 38 to 44-caliber are the popular sizes. A large number of revolvers ranging from 32 to 42 caliber are. sold, as the 22 size is considered a "play weapon" and not of much value for self-defense or otherwise. All of the hardware stores, especially in the country, make a specialty of firearms and ammunition, as a large portion of their revenue comes from this branch of the business. Some of them frequently sell as many shotguns in a year as plows or cultivators. and the quantity of cartridge disposed of is enormous.

   So much has been said, about the colored brother and his razor, that the average newspaper reader would imagine every negro carried at least one if not more of these around with him. Far more knives than razors, however are stored away, as they can be bought much cheaper.

CHEAP WEAPONS ARE POPULAR.

   These people are also fond of firearms, but buy the cheaper weapons, for the reason that they cannot afford to pay the price of the higher qualities. They frequently do as much harm however, as is indicated by the crimes which are committed through their agency. Little shoe-knives, also, what are called butcher-knives, are sold to the negroes, as well as the old-fashioned jack-knife, which has a blade four or five inches long, and which they sharpen on a stone until it has an edge which is about as keen as a razor. The knife is so handy for many purposes that it is very popular with them, although used many a time improperly.

   During the last ten or twelve years, as is well known, a large number of Northern settlers have located in Georgia and the Carolinas and other States. Most of them had a prejudice against carrying weapons, for which apparently they had no use, but the writer knows of many instances where they were the best customers for firearms at the hardware stores within a few months after they came to their new homes, circumstances forcing them to realize that these weapons were necessary.—Pittsburg Dispatch.

[The Record-Union, Sacramento, Sunday Morning, August 13, 1899. Volume 97.--No. 173. Pg. 12]

"appealing to all citizens to surrender firearms and ammunition"

 Troops Armed With Machine Guns.

   Some of the soldiers were supplied with machine guns.

   "Rioting in the streets of Omaha has been suppressed and the situation is in hand," said a proclamation issued early today by Lieut Col. Jacob W. S Wuest commanding officer of Fort Omaha, appealing to all citizens to surrender firearms and ammunition to the police or to the nearest military headquarters.

   The proclamation declared that all law abiding citizens, no matter of what race or color, would be given full protection to person and property. Carrying of firearms, the officer declared, would be looked upon as an intention to disregard the law.
Seek to Arrest Riot Leaders.

   At police headquarters it was stated that they had not yet arrested any of the leaders of the riot but were making every effort to apprehend, them. The county's courthouse building, one of the finest structures in the city, was badly damaged both by the fire and by attacks upon it by the mob. Practically every window in the place was smashed by bullets or stones during the attacks by the rioters. Pistols and other firearms, were used freely during the fight by officers and rioters.

[El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas, September 29, 1919, HOME EDITION, Pg. 1 "Omaha Rioters To Be Prosecuted; Mayor Hanged By Mob Lives"]

"The discharge of guns, revolvers, cannon and other firearms..."

 
[The Minneapolis Journal, Saturday Evening, June 30, 1906. Pg. 6]

"which only permits responsible citizens to keep or carry firearms after giving the number and description of the weapon and the owners' name and address"

WILL NOT INTERFERE

PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT MAINTAINS THE SITUATION
IN COLORADO DOES NOT WARRANT FEDERAL ACTION.

   Washington, Dec. 8.--President Roosevelt has again declined to interfere in the strike conditions in the Telluride district of Colorado. He will not go so far even at this time as to order an investigation into the conditions.

   The president maintains that neither the rights nor the authority of the United States government has been invaded in the Colorado situation and that, therefore, he would not be justified at this time in interfering in the matter in any manner.
Women Take a Hand.

   Hastings, Col.. Dec. 8.--While Marshals Hightower and Waybright were tearing down some shanties on the Victor Fuel company's property, Marie Vanelli, the wife of a miner, struck Hightower on the head with a butcher's cleaver and nearly cut off one of his ears. Four other women joined her and gave Waybright a severe beating. They were arrested and taken to Trinidad.
Three Strikers Shot.

   Segundo, Col., Dec. 8.--A pitched battle took place at the Colorado Fuel and Iron camp last night, between about thirty striking Italian miners and seven of the company's guards. Three of the strikers were shot and two of them probably will die. None of the guards was hurt. The miners went to the ovens, but were ordered to stop by the guards. Almost immediately the shooting began, each side claiming that the other [fi]red first. After the affair a mass meeting of strikers was called but dispersed shortly afterward. Sheriff Clark with a posse is now on the ground and everything is quiet.
Seizing Firearms.

   Cripple Creek, Dec. 8.--Searching parties are out looking for firearms in the hands of suspected persons contrary to the proclamation of Colonel Vefdeckberg, commander of the militia in this district which only permits responsible citizens to keep or carry firearms after giving the number and description of the weapon and the owners' name and address. The time set for surrendering, weapons expired to-day.

[The Minneapolis Journal, Tuesday Evening, December 08, 1903. Pg. 2]
    We can see which side the government was on. Three striking miners shot, and then the Colorado government sends the militia to disarm the rest. NOW DO PEOPLE SEE WHY WE MUST NEVER ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE DISARMED? Our perverse government will ALWAYS side with the ones that bribe them with the most money. The only ones they serve are the holders of 'mammon'. They have no honor, and to most of them our Constitution is nothing but a meaningless piece of paper. The militia that carried out that perversion should have been ashamed of themselves. And are just as guilty of treason as their masters which sent them.

"The discharge of cannons, guns, revolvers, dynamite, cannon crackers or other firearms"

THE MAYOR PROCLAIMS

Indicates Fourth of July Features
That Are Barred.

   Just what the police will permit patriotic Americans to do in celebrating the Fourth of July is fully set forth in the mayor's proclamation, which is as follows:

   Pursuant to the ordinance regulating the use of firearms and the display of fireworks within the corporate limits of the city of Minneapolis, by virtue of the discretion which said ordinance and immemorial usage vests in the mayor, I do hereby proclaim that the proper use and display of fireworks, squibs, rockets, crackers, torpedoes, serpents and other explosives within the city limits will be permitted on vacant lots, streets and public grounds under the control of the city authorities on the fourth day of July next, between the hours of 4 o'clock a.m. and midnight, subject, however, to the following restrictions"

   First--Discharges of fireworks, fireworks crackers, gunpowder or other explosives in any alley, back yard or other confined space is hereby positively prohibited.

   Second--The discharge of cannons, guns, revolvers, dynamite, cannon crackers or other firearms is hereby absolutely prohibited under penalty of law.

   Third--The placing upon the street car tracks or upon the rails of any railroad within the city limits any torpedo, bomb or other explosive is also prohibited.

   All parents are earnestly requested to protect their children against the danger resulting from the use of toy pistols, percussion caps, cannon crackers and other explosives.

   They will also kindly advise their children of the prohibitions herein contained, and caution them against the violation thereof.

   The police are hereby ordered to be vigilant and exercise discreet authority in the enforcement of the restrictions here contained.

   The police are especially ordered to arrest any and all persons discharging cannons, guns, pistols, revolvers or other firearms or cannon crackers.
       --J. C. Haynes, Mayor.
  Minneapolis, June 27.
[The Minneapolis Journal, Monday Evening, June 29, 1903. Pg. 7]

"where he came from it was no misdemeanor to discharge firearms on Christmas Eve."

[The St. Louis Republic, St. Louis, MO., Saturday, December 26, 1903. Pg. 4]

"invariably has met with the same opposition and have always resulted in the defeat of the measures."

This is a follow-up post to the post directly below this one
Public Hearings Expected

   Public hearings are expected on a number of measures now pending in the Legislature. One of the bills for which a demand for a hearing has been made In Senator Daix's measure to restrict the sale of small firearms.

   While this bill Is designed solely to prevent the sale of firearms by unscrupulous dealers to irresponsible persons it Is meeting with determined opposition. Attempts during previous sessions to restrict the sale of firearms invariably has met with the same opposition and have always resulted in the defeat of the measures.
[Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Saturday, February 22, 1919, Night Extra, Pg. 3]
   How about that! Attempted tyranny and usurpation was shot down!

"and buy a revolver without explaining why he needs it."

OFFICIALS REBUKE SALE OF WEAPONS WITHOUT CAUTION

Coroner at Inquest Scores Dealers Who Sell Without Restraint

MAGISTRATE ADDS RAP

Declares Need of Laws From Bench in Holding Boy for Court

    Dealers who sell firearms without inquiring as to the use the weapons are to be put were rebuked today by Coroner Knight and Magistrate Pennock.
 
"This Is an example of the kind of accidents that are bound to occur when firearms can be purchased without restraint," the Coroner said at the inquest into the death of George Wilson, thirty-four years old, of 103 Federal street, who was shot and killed by James Carney, twenty-five years old, of 214 Manton street, on February 3.

   Carney was held without ball to await the action of the Grand Jury.

   Wilson was shot as he left the saloon at Second and Manton streets. A patrolman was standing within a few feet of him when he fell, but no trace of the assailant was found. Last week Carney gave himself up and confessed to the shooting, saying he had not come forward sooner because he wanted to retain his liberty until he attended the burial of his sister.

   He testified today he had been trying to sell a revolver before the shooting, and that he still had it in his hand when Wilson left the saloon. The revolver accidently exploded, killing Wilson.

Magistrate Pennock's Rebuke

   Magistrate Pennock issued a rebuke to dealers during the hearing of Reinhold Rohr, sixteen years old, 113 West Allgeheny avenue. The boy was arrested for carrying a revolver.

   On being questioned by the magistrate Rohr said he had bought the revolver on Saturday night in a pawn shop at Second and Market streets. He said he had paid $8 for the pistol.

   "It is about time that we had some legislation to punish people who sell firearms to boys and other irresponsible persons," said Magistrate Pennock. "At the present time any one with the necessary cash can go into a pawn shop or other place where revolvers are sold and buy a revolver without explaining why he needs it.

Says Legislation Is Needed

   "Dealers should not be allowed to sell these dangerous weapons to anybody without a license. Such legislation that will prevent the wholesale sale of firearms to irresponsible persons is needed."

   Rohr was arrested yesterday afternoon at Second street and Wyoming avenue by Patrolman Farmer, of the Branchtown station. Rohr had been firing some shots into the side of a railroad bank for practice, the patrolman says. Rohr told the magistrate he had bought the revolver to keep in his own home as a protection against burglars. He was discharged.

   Senator A. F. Daix has introduced a bill in the State Legislature providing for the licensing of dealers in firearms.

[Evening Public Ledger, Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 12, 1919, Vol. V.--No. 129 Pg. 1]

"This custom of carrying revolvers is expected, under recent developments, to become universal again"

RIGHT TO CARRY PISTOLS.

Habit May Be Generally Renewed as the
Result of Robberies.

   With the increase in the number of burglaries and highway robberies in Richmond within the last few weeks there has come a corresponding increase increase sale of firearms, this being particularly true in the sale of revolvers by the pawn shops. This led yesterday to some inquiries being made on the subject of carrying firearms and it was stated by a prominent lawyer that the right of granting permission to carry firearms lies within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court. Only in rare cases, however, is such permission granted. Justice Crutchfield, in Police Court, who is known as the enemy of the man with a pistol, has no jurisdiction in the matter at all and impartially imposes the same punishment, $50 fine and thirty days' imprisonment, on all who are brought before him.

   This custom of carrying revolvers is expected, under recent developments, to become universal again, as self-protection at night is necessary to the citizen and as long as the footpads hold sway he feels that he has some rights to his own life. This has led to the activity in the pistol market. In the regular gun stores there has been no appreciable difference in the sale of pistols, but the pawn shops are doing, a rushing business.
[The Times, Richmond, VA., April 01, 1902. Vol. 17. No. 45. Pg. 9]
   That this "lawyer" had the ineptitude to state that; "the right of granting permission to carry firearms lies within the jurisdiction of the Hustings Court", is totally unbelievable. And justice crutchfield should have been taken out back of his courthouse and horse whipped. 

   We The People need NO 'permission' to exercise our inalienable right secured by our Constitution. Our right is "granted" to us by God, NOT by our hired servants. That our recent ancestors allowed these petty wannabe tyrants to get away with this treason is hard to comprehend.

"Colorado Troops Make Arrests and Seize Firearms"

 COAL MINERS DECIDE TO FIGHT TO THE END

Colorado Troops Make Arrests and Seize Firearms.
   TRINIDAD, Col., March 25.—The coal miners' strike in District 18, United Mine Workers of America, consisting of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming, will be continued to the bitter end, according to a unanimous vote today of delegates or the several unions in convention assembled here.

   Maj. Zeph T. Hill, military commander, has given instructions for the confiscation of firearms In Las Animas county, and house to house raids have begun. All the houses in Sopris and Segundo have been visited by troops and all firearms found were seized. After all outside towns have been thoroughly searched houses in Trinidad will be visited. The troops have arrested several men and captured 150 rifles and a quantity of dynamite from the strikers at Segundo.

[The Saint Paul Globe, Saturday Morning, March 26, 1904. Vol. XXVII.--No. 86. Pg. 6]

   The treasonous Maj. Zeph T. Hill not only violated the 2nd Amendment, but the 4th as well. In direct violation of the document which he and his fellow minions took a solemn oath to uphold and defend. As well as the traitors that issued the unconstitutional order to begin with. This should have been resisted to the last extreme. Just as it should be now.
   "Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’, because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual."--Thomas Jefferson

"Instruction In Use of Weapons Will Be Given Scholars in the Primary, and Grammar Grades"

COURSE IN USE OF FIREARMS IS ADDED

WILL TEACH YOUNG IDEA HOW NOT TO SHOOT

Instruction In Use of Weapons Will Be Given Scholars in the Primary, and Grammar Grades

PASADENA, July 22—Instruction in the use of firearms is a new branch of primary education to be added to the grammar grades this fall by the I enterprising Pasadena school board.

   The board of education believes many accidents would be averted if every child knew how to handle and how not to handle weapons.

   In the lowest grades the teaching will be of an elementary nature. One of the first things taught will probably be not to blow down the barrel of a gun. Another thing to be strongly impressed on the mind of the child is that weapons should never be pointed at any one, whether loaded or not.

   "As long as weapons are so common," said Superintendent of Schools Hamilton today, "and as long as every boy wants to handle them every time he gets a chance, we feel that instruction in the proper way to handle them Is a very desirable thing.

   "Every girl, too, is likely at some time to be called upon to handle a gun, and she should know how to do so with safety to herself and others."

   In the higher grades the mechanism of firearms will be taught, and many different kinds made familiar to the pupil. The subject is to come under the heading of the teaching of peace, which Is already a feature of the public school curriculum in Pasadena.

[Los Angeles Herald, Friday, Morning, July 23, 1909. Part II Pg. 6]

"charged with discharging a firearm in the public street without a permit"

 Proceedings Quashed

Policeman Lewis' Demurrer Sustained by Court.

   At the close of the arguments on the demurrer to the information in the case of Percy T. Bewls, charged with discharging a firearm in the public street without a permit from the superintendent of polled. Judge Kimball announced his decision in favor of the demurrer and ordered the in formation quashed. It was announced this afternoon by Assistant Corporation Counsel James Pugh that an appeal would be taken in the case to the Court of Appeals. It is expected that the record will be prepared by tomorrow and that in the afternoon or on the following day the court can be asked for a writ of error, allowing the case to be argued in the higher court.

   The provisions of law and of the police regulations involved in the decision are found in the act of Congress approved January 20. 1887.

   Judge Kimball held that the enactment of Congress gave to the Commissioners the power to prohibit the discharge of firearms on the public streets. But by the section of the police regulation they grant to the major and superintendent of police the right to suspend this order. The enactment also gave to the Commissioners the discretion as to within what portions in the city this could be prohibited, and they tried by the police regulation to delegate that power to another. It Is an elementary principle at law that a power granted to one person or body cannot be delegated by them to another, and for that reason this power of giving permits for discharging firearms on the street could not be delegated by the Commissioners to another.

   Attorney Smith for the government conceded that the delegation of power to the major was void, but held that the other part of the section of the police regulations prohibiting the discharge of firearms was still valid. Judge Kimball held that the void clause made the entire section void.

[The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, June 07, 1905. No. 16,326. Pg. 6]

"The proposition of the police chiefs is not new..."

 
AGAINST "GUN TOTING."

The International Association of Police Chiefs, in convention at Detroit, adopted a number of resolutions embodying some very timely suggestions that are worthy of consideration by the lawmaking authorities of the different states and cities. One of these was an appeal urging the president, congress, the governors and the legislatures of different states to enact a uniform law governing the manufacture and sale of deadly weapons. It was recited by the chiefs that the adoption of such a system of uniformity of regulation of this traffic in firearms would not only be of great aid In leading to the detection of criminals, but would result In even better service as a preventive of crime.

   The proposition of the police chiefs is not new, but it has too long failed to attract the attention it deserves. Texas, we believe, is the only state that has a law, licensing the sale of firearms and requiring a registration of purchasers. The law has been in force but a short time and its results are not yet generally known. Some cities have a license system, requiring dealers to keep a record of the purchasers of firearms, Just as druggists are required to keep a record of the sales of poison. Chief of Police Shippy of Chicago is authority for the statement that the plan has worked admirably and has already been the means of capturing several murderers through the records kept by dealers.

   No reasonable argument has been offered against the enactment of such legislation as that recommended by the police chiefs. The man who has a valid reason for carrying a revolver is not injured by having the fact made a matter of record. The man who carries a revolver without ample reason for it, the protection of life or property, is a dangerous character and his possession of the firearm should be open to the knowledge of the police authorities. There is less need than ever before in this country for carrying weapons of defense, and the man who habitually carries a "gun" practically admits an ulterior motive against the consummation of which society has a right to every possible protection.

   In the absence of federal and state legislation on the subject--always a tedious process there is reason for general adoption by cities of the Chicago plan of regulating the traffic by ordinance. The fee to be paid by dealers may be made merely nominal, but the penalties for failure to keep a proper registry, giving the name of the maker, the number of the gun, the name of the dealer and the name and address of the purchaser, should be severe enough to force implicit compliance with the wishes of the police to secure all available data concerning the firearms traffic.

[Omaha Daily Bee, Omaha, Wednesday Morning, June 10, 1908. Vol. XXXVII--No. 307. Pg. 4]
   What these 'police chiefs' were proposing was treason. Every last one of them should have been fired. As well as had charges of conspiracy to commit treason filed against them. The same could be said concerning the news media outlets that promoted the [supposedly] 'plausible' tyrannical usurpations. For what they were advocating and promoting was direct violation of "the Supreme
Law of The Land" - We The People's Constitution.

   And the above instance was not the only time these traitors conspiratorially met....

"But the Yuma youngsters consider themselves thoroughly capable of handling any sort of firearm"

[El Paso Herald, Saturday Evening, April 20, 1912. Week-End Edition, Pg. 7]

"No gun, air gun, rifle, revolver, pistol, or other firearm, cannon"

LAW REGARDING FIREARMS.

An Amendment to the Police Regulations
Submitted Yesterday.

   Article IX, section 5, of the police regulations of the District of Columbia, relative to the discharging of firearms and fireworks, has been recently considered by the Commissioners. At different times the matter has been under discussion by the District Attorney and by the Chief of Police.

   Yesterday the Commissioners referred to Attorney Duvall an amendment which is the outgrowth of tho several suggestions offered by those who have given the subject attention. The proposed amendment lo the rules is as follows:

   "Sec. 5. No gun, air gun, rifle, revolver, pistol, or other firearm, cannon, torpedo, firecracker, squib, or other fireworks shall be discharged or set off within the city of Washington without a special permit therefor from the Major and Superintendent of Police; nor within 100 yards of any schoolhouse, building or buildings, playground, enclosure for stock, or railroad track in the District of Columbia, without the written consent of the owners or occupants of such, and a special permit from the Major and Superintendent of Police.

   "Provided, that this section shall not apply to licensed shooting galleries, to the discharging of firearms or explosives in a performance conducted in or at a regularly licensed theatre or show, and that the Major and Superintendent may suspend the operations of this regulation or any part thereof on occasions of public celebration or on holidays."

[The Times, Washington, Sunday, March 04, 1900. Number 2136. Pg. 5]

"and cautioned him as to his future handling of firearms."

[Bismarck Daily Tribune, Bismark, North Dakota, May 01, 1914. Thirty-Fourth Year No. 104 Pg. 4]

Monday, July 29, 2013

Responsible Journalism...

Talks On Safety.
Firearms.
 A MAN with a piece of a hand was once asked," How did it happen?" and he replied, "I was fooling with a gun that wasn't loaded."
   Careless handling of firearms and assuming that a gun is not loaded are the two chief causes of accidents with firearms.
   Firearms should always be kept in a locked drawer or closet out of reach of children.
   Young boys should never be allowed to use firearms unless an older person is with them.
   In handling or cleaning a gun in your home, you should take no chances--you should absolutely know that it is not loaded.
[El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas, Friday Evening, March 21, 1919. HOME EDITION, Pg. 8]
 


"revolvers are becoming more plentiful in the hip pockets of citizens"

THE HOLD-UP SCARE BOOMS
THE TRADE IN FIREARMS

SINCE the burglars and hold-ups have begun to infest the city, revolvers are becoming more plentiful in the hip pockets of citizens whose business or pleasure compels them to be upon the streets after dark. All the business houses which make a specialty of selling firearms tell of an increased sale in revolvers, usually of the medium-sized pattern, which can be easily thrust into the side pockets of coats or into hip pockets without attracting notice.

   That the citizens of Honolulu have come to a hearty realization of the danger which menaces them on streets after dark, where there is little traffic, is clearly indicated in the sales books of the gun stores. Since Christmas there have been more sales of revolvers and small arms in general than at any other period during the year. It was about a month ago when the stories of burglars, hold-ups, petty thieves and other midnight marauders began to go the rounds and the last week has to light a harvest of reports of the light fingered gentry plying their evil trade in various parts of the city. Since then the pistol trade has boomed.

   One gun seller states that a gentleman of a practical turn of mind invested in an arsenal of three revolvers before Christmas, giving the explanation that he believed in making presents to his friends that were of practical value. It followed that three of his friends were each the recipients of a revolver at his hands.

   Yesterday a bank clerk who was visited the night before by a burglar who carried away a part of his wardrobe, bought a revolver, and was surprised when he found three other young men making similar purchases. One of them was a young attorney who, a few nights ago, received hard usage from a person whom he asserts was a burglar. The sellers of firearms say that men who live at some distance from the center of the city are generally investing in seven-shooters.

   There are police regulations which provide that any person not authorized by law, who shall carry, or be found armed with any bowie-knife, sword-cane, pistol, airgun, slung-shot, o other deadly weapon, shall be liable to a fine. Most cities have such a police regulation, but when their streets are infested with highwaymen and thieves, the police are not active in finding who has a gun on his person and who has not. A citizen of reputable standing in the community is not adjudged to be morally violating such laws when he is merely providing himself with the means of warding off assailants whom the police would be glad to place under lock and key if they could but lay their hands upon them. The fact remains, however, that almost every fourth male resident of the city is carrying a revolver at the present time, and the chances are that the hold-ups will meet with warm receptions from now on. Incidentally some of the more excitable young bloods may shoot each other.

[Hawaiian Gazette, Honolulu, H.T., Friday, January 17, 1902. Vol. XXXVII, No. 6. Whole No. 2351. Pg. 6]

This would be true, and Constitutional, 'gun control'.

[The St. Louis Republic, St. Louis, MO., Friday, June 26, 1903. Pg. 1]

   The above article spells out an almost perfect Constitutional method of 'gun control'. For it clearly accepts and understands the fact that the people do have firearms. And did so without even acknowledging the right to arms. It assumes and acknowledges that the people have arms, and that the people "use" them. The reason for having employed the term "almost perfect" in the first sentence. Is because of the overly broad scope of the prohibition. For the mayor neglected to make exception for use of firearms in necessary Self-Defense. Which is of course the main reason We The People had our preexisting right to arms secured in our Constitution. And this against all enemies; foreign or domestic. Which is also the very reason that the right to arms is inalienable. (Except of course when a citizen is lawfully imprisoned for having committed a criminal offense). With that in mind, the ideal way to have issued the proclamation would have been; "Sec. 05. No persons shall, in this city, discharge" any firearms, unless in necessary defense of life or property.

   The advocates of 'gun control', which were winning in their 'cause' up until recently. Are now losing, because their real stated intention was to ultimately disarm us. Which is of course a direct violation of the right to keep and bear arms as secured by the 2nd amendment. Enough of We The People became aware of their perverse and unconstitutional efforts. And stood up and beat them back, (although not all the way back to 1791 standards). The only reason that the proponents of 'gun control' gained as much ground as they had. Can be directly attributed to the lack of knowledge, of the importance of the right, in the great mass of the people. Who are not entirely at fault for this lack of knowledge. For the governmental 'education' system and the 'news' media had deliberately hidden and/or omitted the actual truth concerning the right for many decades. And even many of those in the various religions became actively involved in the deception.

   What is going to be advanced in the following, is completely contrary to the current methods of 'gun control'. In fact, what will be advanced here is that there be no 'gun control' whatsoever. As the right to keep and bear arms is plainly a Constitutionally secured right. And was never intended to be 'regulated' by our governments to begin with. As it would be the means required by We The People. In the event we had to put down any of our governments that had become tyrannical. That this was the original intention of the framers of our Constitution is beyond dispute. And there is a vast amount of historical evidence that places the matter beyond any contention whatsoever. It is a FACT. Therefore; "the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall NOT be infringed".

   Since the right of the people to keep and bear arms can in no wise be "infringed" by any of our servants in government. It only naturally follows that 'laws' cannot be enacted which contravene this specific right in any way, shape, or form. So what about the 'control', you may ask? The answer is very simple indeed. The laws must address punishment for abuse or misuse of that specific inalienable right. Most of which laws are already on the books. Armed robbery is armed robbery; whether it is committed with a firearm, knife or any other weapon. Just as murder is murder, regardless of the means employed to commit it. Punish for the CRIME, not the instrument utilized to facilitate it.

   Next, enlighten the people as to the true nature of their right to arms. An armed people were intended to be formidable to tyrants only. Whether they be tyrants on the streets in the general population. Or those camped in government offices clothed with 'authority'. Teach that arms were not intended for private feuds. Nor were they to be carried to "prove" how "tough" the person carrying them are. Arms were purely intended to command a fearful and healthy respect for the people that are bearing them. That those people are ready and willing to defend their lives, liberties, and properties from any that had evil intentions against them. Then, instruct the people in the lawful and proper use of arms. How and when they can be used in a legally accepted manner. As well as outlining the punishments for the criminal abuse or misuse of firearms. And that those punishments will be carried out to their full extent. This would be true, and Constitutional, 'gun control'.

Washington D.C.: "residents are stocking up with various types of firearms"

ENORMOUS GAIN IN FIREARMS SALE

   Believing in the theory that the criminal can beat be met with his own weapon Washington residents are stocking up with various types of firearms, ranging from double-barreled shotguns to .22-caliber revolvers.

   The demand for revolvers is due to the protective measures being taken by District residents since the mad-man of the northwest began his attacks on Washington women.

   Eight Washington Business men who deal in firearms report an increase in the sale of revolvers.

   The .32-caliber automatic is the most popular, although .22-caliber revolvers are in demand among women customers. The .22-caliber revolver is said to be a comparatively ineffective weapon, unless fired at close range, and at a vital spot, but is more favored by the fair sex, because it hasn't the kick of a higher callbered weapon.
Makes "Scary" Report.

   Considering the noise it makes, the ,22-callber gun is effective in so far as its report would tend to instill a scare in any midnight terrorist who might invade the possessors' premises.

   Shotguns, while not as popular as revolvers are also in great demand, the dealers state. A shotgun, loaded with buckshot inflicts a terrible wound.

   The sale of ammunition, too, has increased. This is due probably to the fact that many Washingtonians own revolvers, but have neglected to furnish them with "food" until the prowls of the Capital terrorist made their immediate use seem more probable.

   The laws of the District make it incumbent upon the dealer in firearms to take the name, address and description of the person who buys a gun. This data is, at intervals, filed with the Police Department of the District.
Don't Need Permit.

   It is not necessary for District residents to secure a permit from police officials to keep a revolver or shotgun in their homes, so the exact number of Washingtonians who have purchased weapons since the madman staged his depredations. Is not known. Dealers estimate that the number is large.

If a District resident wishes to carry a revolver on his person, however, it is necessary for him to apply to a Judge of the Police Court and furnish reasons for his wish.

   Some increase In the number of permits for carrying revolvers is noted by the police officials, but the total is not large.
[The Washington Times, Washington [D.C.], Monday Evening, January 27, 1919. FINAL EDITION, Number 11,056 Pg. 2]

"Provided, further, that the discharge of balls or shot from any firearms by any person..."

[Keowee Courier, Walhalla, South Carolina, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 1908. New Series No. 512--Volume LIX.--No.7. Pg. 2]

Sunday, July 28, 2013

"Wanted More Firearms"

[The Wichita Daily Eagle, Wichita, Kansas, Friday Morning, February 15, 1901. Volume XXXIV. Number 78 Pg. 5]

"Trouble Looming For Boys With Arms..."

[The Ogden Standard, Ogden City, Utah, Friday Evening, January 02, 1920, LAST EDITION - 4 P.M., Fifteenth Year--No. 2 Pg. 2]

Harvard AND Princeton you say? Well I'll be....

HARVARD STUDENTS START A RIOT.

College Boys Have a Conflict With Cambridge Policemen.

The Result of Exuberance Over a Baseball Victory.

Several of the Students Receive Severe Bruises in the Fight Which
Followed the Arrest of One of Their Number and Several Officers
Are Nursing Severe Wounds.

   BOSTON. June 10.—A riot took place In Harvard Square to-night, and as a result several Harvard students have severe bruises and several of the Cambridge policemen are nursing wounds. It all happened as a result of the students' exuberance over the victory the Harvard Baseball Club secured at Princeton. Three students were locked up. and one was so badly cut about the head that a physician was summoned to the Police Station. Twelve stitches were taken in the wound. He is Arthur T. Pilling, a sophomore. The other two students are Goldthwait H. Darr. a Junior, and day Briggs, special student.

   Patrolmen Corcoran, Murray, McElroy and Dynan wore roughly handled, and the coat of the first-named was Stripped from his back. The others were struck in the face with fists and sticks. This all occurred after the officers had attempted to arrest Briggs on the charge of discharging firearms on the street.

   Early in the evening the news was received of Princeton's defeat, and hundreds of students were standing around the crimson office awaiting the news. Immediately upon its receipt a wild cheer arose, and the students in their joy throw their hats in the air and gave the college yell many times. Chief Cloyes had many policemen on duty at Harvard Square and vicinity. Fire crackers and other fireworks were exploded, but there appeared no concerted action agreed upon until one student shouted that there would be a parade.

   Chief Cloyes cried at the top of his voice for the students to enter the college yard. Absolutely no heed was paid to the warning, and through sheer force of numbers the parade was formed and the men began to march down Massachusetts avenue to Putnam Square. Fifteen abreast they marched, and there were fully 2.000 of them, headed by students playing on horns, cornets and drums.

   Constantly the noise of firearms could be heard, but the police were unable to detect who had the revolvers. The students returned lo Harvard square without incident, where the yelling was continued. Then the parade started again, but in an instant all was uproar. Patrolmen Corcoran and Stevens had detected Clay Briggs discharging a revolver, and they made a grab for it. Briggs fought with all his might to retain the revolver, but it was wrested from him, and the two patrolmen started with him to Station No. 1, about 1,000 feet distant.

   With cries and yells the students and the other persons in the parade rushed for the officers, while other policemen fought their way through the crowd to their brother officers' rescue. When the arrest of Briggs became generally known about 300 of the students formed themselves into a veritable foot-ball wedge and ran down Brattle street at a tremendous rate. Officers Stevens and Corcoran had hold of Briggs by either arm, while Officers McElroy and Murray were in advance attempting to open a path, and the either officers were acting as a body guard.

   When in Brattle square Student Darr with his clenched fist struck Patrolman MeElroy a terrible blow in the face. He was grabbed by either officers, and then the crowd became even more frenzied than before. Darr was hustled along the street, and the two officers were surrounded by a hundred students, and in an instant they were upon the ground, and hundreds of persons were apparently cm top of them. The officers were kicked and pounded, their clothes torn and their faces Scratched, but they hung to Darr, and finally were able to arise, after using their clubs effectively.

   Meantime other officers were coming to their assistance, and then it was that Pilling emerged from the crowd that was kicking and hitting at Dynan and Coulter and assaulted, it is said, Patrolman Corcoran. He was grabbed by Officer Murray, and then ensued a fight such as has seldom been seen. Pilling, who is an athlete, fought like a tiger, while the cheers from the crowd egged him on. He was hit in the head with a club by one of the officers, but even then did not give up fighting.

   The officers, with their three prisoners, were then in front of the station, but the hardest battle was yet to come. The students and others ran ahead of the police and blocked the doorway to the Police Station, and the officers had  to fight their way into the building, many students receiving severe blows from the clubs during the melee. Briggs and Darr were hustled into the station, but Pilling had to be carried in. He fought to the very last to get away from the police.

   For half an hour the crowd remained in front of the station, threatening to effect an entrance. One of the officers mounted the steps and pleaded with the crowd to disperse. He was greeted with Cheers, and when he told the crowd to go to Holmsfield it slowly dispersed, to meet again at that place, where speeches were made condemning the police for their action. At first the speeches were loudly applauded, but later, when one or two students who had taken the side of the police and stated that the officers had told them they must keep inside of the college yard, and that they had only done their duty in arresting a man discharging firearms in the streets, they were cheered also.

   Briggs, Darr and Pilling were bailed out within an hour of their arrest. Pilling was sent to his room, where he will probably be laid up for a few days. Their cases will be heard to-morrow.

   Patrolman McElroy is seriously injured about the head, while Officers Murray and Corcoran are injured about the head and body.

[The Record-Union, Sacramento, Thursday Morning, June 11, 1896. Volume XCL.--No. 103. Pg. 8]

"It is well for all boys to learn the proper use of firearms"

   The life of another boy has been sacrificed to carelessness in the handling of firearms, and the number of deaths over the country this year resulting from carelessness is appalling. It is well for all boys to learn the proper use of firearms, but the first lesson to be taught them is that of extreme care in their handling. Then again, a law against the possession of guns by very small boys would be of infinitely more benefit to the country than many laws that are now on the statute books. Human life is a thing not to be recalled when taken away, and all care in it's protection must be taken.

 [Durant Weekly News, Durant, Oklahoma, January 21, 1916. Pg. 4]
   In my honest opinion, the above was the proper way for a news reporter to respond to the misuse of firearms. It was an appropriate and reasoned response to a horrible situation. Although, I would have rephrased the part about the law against possession of arms by very small boys. And this by adding; without direct supervision by an adult.

"Firearms Of Colorado Men Won't Be Returned"

[El Paso Herald, El Paso, Texas, Tuesday, January 05, 1915. HOME EDITION, Pg. 7]

   That's our treasonous, tyrannical, and usurping federal government for you....

Report Made On Firearms

[The Washington Herald, Washington, D.C., Monday, January 22, 1912. No. 1934. Pg. 12]

"to fire or discharge any cannon, gun, fowling piece, pistol or other firearms"

ORDINANCE NO. 9.

An ordinance relating to the public safety.

   Be it ordained by the town council of the incorporated town of Vinita:

   Section 1. That it shall be a misdemeanor to do or permit any of the following acts or things, and any person convicted thereof shall be fined not more than twenty-five dollars....

...Sec. 3. For any person to fire or discharge any cannon, gun, fowling piece, pistol or other firearms of any description; or fire or explode any squibs, crackers, or other things containing powder or other combustible or explosive material in the limits of the town without permission from the mayor, which permission, when so given, shall limit the time of such firing, and shall be subject to be revoked at any time by the mayor. Provided that it shall not be a violation of this ordinance to sound an alarm of fire by the discharge of firearms....

...Passed and approved this 7th day of September, 1898.
                    T. M. BUFFINGTON,
Attest:                          Mayor.
                 G. Blakeney, Recorder.

ORDINANCE NO. 10....

...Sec. 4. Every bitch running at large during her period of salacity shall be killed; and the city marshal or his deputies or any other person may slay the same, and the prudent use of firearms for that purpose shall not be deemed a violation of any law of the territory relating to corporations or of any ordinance of the incorporated town of Vinita.

Sec. 5. That this ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after 30 days after its publication.

Passed and approved this 12th day of September, 1898.

                    T. M. BUFFINGTON,
Attest:                          Mayor.
                 G. Blakeney, Recorder.

[Indian Chieftain, Vinita, Indian Territory, Thursday, September 15, 1898. Vol. XVII. No. 3 Pg. 3]

More treasonous spewings from D.C.....

THE GUN TOTER

Major Raymond W. Pullman, Superintendent of Police, makes a highly sane and timely recommendation concerning restrictions on the carrying of firearms in the District.

   He suggests that application must be made for permits to carry firearms, that a period elapse before acting on such applications, so that the character of the applicants may, be investigated, and that recent pictures and records of persons carrying firearms be kept on file.

   There would be no hardship in all this to those having a legitimate reason for having revolvers. On the whole there is no reason why the average citizen should be in possession of weapons when he is helping pay a police force to carry them for him.

   This country is so new and the traditions of the gun-toting frontiersman remain with us. When we establish a police force like that in Washington the District resident no longer, as a rule, need trouble about firearms. For the most part the only result of the promiscuous ownership of weapons will be accident and crime. Even should the owner of the weapon be law-abiding he' never can be sure into whose hands his weapon may fall.

[The Washington Times, Washington, Friday Evening, October 13, 1916. HOME EDITION. Number 9052. Pg. 8]
   Oh yes indeed! The police protected those thousands of people MURDERED and MAIMED in our nations capital city alright! Do you have any idea the amount of carnage that treasonous whimpering scumbags such as this author are directly responsible for? We The People MUST put a stop to this treasonous activity. This can be done by putting the media outlets which hype this type of propaganda OUT of business. As well as voting every politician which attempts to betray us OUT of office.