BATFE raid on Ares Armor in National CIty, Fornicalia — a bit more detail

ATF Agent at National City, CA[For reference, please see my previous post.  - BZ]

And please read the entire article at TownHall.com.

The Ares Armor raid by BATFE on March 15th, Saturday, in National City, Fornicalia.

Ares Armor, National City, San Diego CountyVideo of the entry:

Though BATFE stacks up for forced entry, you can clearly see the disinterest in the real cop on the scene — the solitary National City police officer who must respond every day for at least 10 hours per shift to actual calls for service — unlike the BATFE, perfumed princesses.  As with the bulk of federal law enforcement, they have no case load, great toys, fabulous funding and all day to digest their lunch..

Ares Armor, National City, Overhead ViewAres Armor website here.  You may be interested in their timeline here.  Ares Armor in National City is between San Diego and Chula Vista.  Please see top graphic for relativity.

In the above video, you can hear the alarm activating because of the store breach.  The single NCPD officer is providing nothing more than potential external threat protection though — at one officer — the perceived threat is minimal at best because, on a weekend day, many more officers would be present if necessary.  And they have not responded in kind to perceived “threat.”

At least NPD and BATFE are sufficiently perspicacious to not arrest those who wish to video or photograph, in public, unlike some other LE agencies throughout the US — who have learned those lessons the hard way via large compensations paid against risk management.

Here, in this video, the BATFE cracks the Ares Armor safe inside the business.

And with that, goes much detailed information from private citizens to the US government simply because it deigns it can collect same.

Listen closely to the narrative comments made behind the video directly above.  Highly interesting, I submit.

And for those of you who wish to know what an unarmed society yields, I proffer this for your consideration due to the loving embrace of Islam:

Last week Ares Armor, a company that sells firearms parts in San Diego, obtained a restraining order against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The restraining order was approved by Federal Judge Janis L. Sammartino and a federal raid of the business was prevented. ATF planned on raiding the company in order to gain access to a list containing more than 5,000 customer names. The customers on the list had purchased a plastic or polymer lower receiver from EP Armory, a part that is used to build rifles legally at home. The metal version of the receiver is legal due to being stamped with a serial number.

An unarmed nation finds itself abjectly controlled by those in power whose potentiality may overwhelm their rationality, balance, logic and proportion.  Little, peaceful Sweden has one of the highest gun ownership rates on the planet and one can clearly see that, despite this fact, the country has not dissolved or erupted into mass chaos and turbulence.

Just what does the possession of firearms in the hands of taxpaying American citizens accomplish?

Oh yes.  It keeps you from becoming a victim.  A prole.  A groundling.  A serf.  It keeps you free.

BZ

 

Feds now taking names of gun-parts buyers

Clinging to God and GunsAll of you evil Second Amendment supporters, take note.

From WND.com:

by Bob Unruh

A federal raid by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on a San Diego gun-parts store chain has prompted criticism that the primary purpose of the operation was to collect the names and addresses of customers.

Despite a temporary restraining order, ATF agents obtained a search warrant and raided four Ares Armor stores over the weekend, according to San Diego’s KSWB-TV.

What the agents wanted were the stores’ computers, he wrote.

The ATF, which went to a judge privately to obtain the warrant, said it was investigating alleged violations of federal firearms laws that stemmed from the sale of a new plastic version of the 80 percent lowers of AR-15 rifles.

Building a rifle with specific versions of the 80 percent receivers is legal, the TV report explained. But the ATF said the polymer lower receiver appears to be manufactured differently with two parts, making them a firearm and illegal to sell.

But perhaps this is the crux of the biscuit:

The idea of collecting names and addresses of gun owners has been a fear of Second Amendment supporters since President Obama took office in 2009. They cite a historic pattern of governments that intend to confiscate guns establishing gun registration as a first step, to identify the owners.

Further, your loving federal government forcing you to become a felon in your own nation, because you stupidly cling to your ridiculous “gawd” and “gunz”?  Perish the thought!

Except when the threat becomes reality:

In Connecticut, a law recently was passed requiring owners of certain firearms to submit their names, addresses and fingerprints. Hundreds of thousands refused, and now the state is faced with the possibility of having a large segment of its working population classified as felons. A similar issue is developing in New York state.

This, of course, on the heels of the BATFE’s operation Fast and Furious — which resulted in the killing of USBP Agent Brian Terry — by a weapon that was allowed to flow into Mexico specifically by the BATFE.  The man who personally killed Brian Terry — is he here?

One bottom line?

In the San Diego case, the local Fox affiliate reported customers were getting nervous.

“I’m on that list,” one said, “and I’m waiting for the knock on the door to tell me they are here to remove my Second Amendment rights.”

That could never happen here, though.

Could it?

BZ

 

One very quiet and very important point: “Supreme Court Asked to Clarify What it Means to ‘Bear’ Arms”

Jefferson the Use of ArmsFrom the Wall Street Journal Law Blog:

By Jacob Gershman

You might think the question would be settled by now, but the U.S. Supreme Court has yet to opine on whether the Second Amendment right to “bear” arms for self-defense extends outside the home.

We may soon get an answer. Lyle Denniston, writing for the Constitution Daily, reports about two gun rights cases that may get a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court. Both cases, dealing with restrictions on the ability of minors to possess weapons in public, hinge on the difference between the right to “keep” a gun and a right “bear” one. The National Rifle Association thinks the issue is ripe for Supreme Court review. The justices are expected to discuss the cases next week and may then decide whether to grant review.

And yes, trust me, there is a massive arguable difference between “keep” and “bear.”  You may think this is slight, but it may become the Crux of the Biscuit.

The point seems as this:

The Supreme Court in 2008 made it clear that the right to “keep” a gun is a personal right, and that it means one has a right to keep a functioning firearm for self-defense within the home. But it has refused repeatedly since then to take on the question of whether that right exists also outside the home. If there is a separate right to “bear” a gun (and the Court, in fact, did say in 2008 that the two rights were separate), it has not said what that means.

WITHIN THE HOME.  My quite specific emphasis.

Does that right extend outside the home?

And yes, that is a major question that needs reaffirmation.

The NRA says you can’t really ‘bear’ something in the privacy of your home.  I submit, when the issue revolves around any firearm: the founders meant to “bear” a firearm in the defense of your investment surrounding and outside your home.  Most everything but.

NRA lawyers say:

“The explicit guarantee of the right to ‘bear’ arms would mean nothing if it did not protect the right to ‘bear’ arms outside of the home, where the Amendment already guarantees that they may be ‘kept.”

Facts in evidence, assisted with clarity and logic.

Which is why this point is challenged.

BZ

P.S.

You may ask: why is it that I have been focusing on the Second Amendment so much these past few days when there are other, more allegedly immediate topics of interest to discuss with my readers and the nation?

An easy answer: because this nation will explode.  There is an astounding erosion of the standard “rule of law” in this nation by the current White House occupant.  It is on a death spiral that cannot be recalled, no matter how hard we want it or wish it or “hope” for it.  Hope is for idiots.  Preparation is for the intelligent.  I’m certain you’re quite reading between these lines.  I’m simply suggesting.

 

Now legal in New York:

AR-15 Legal In NYVarious laws in New York ban firearms upon what amounts to appearance.  From the NationalReviewOnline:

by Charles C.W. Cooke

Pass a stupid law, get a stupid result. This, Clash Daily reports, is a remodeled AR-15, and it is legal in New York despite the state’s “assault weapons” ban.  (see above)

Now, from the ClashDaily.com:

HISSY FIT: The New AR-15 Design is Compliant with “SAFE Act” and Has Gun Control Activists Pouting

by Jonathan S., Guns-n-Freedom

Prototypes for the newly designed AR-15 are hitting gun shops across New York, as gun shops and machinists have designed a rifle that complies with the anti-gun law. At least one gun shop has received a letter from state police saying that the new AR-15 style rifles should be legal in the state as long as they don’t have some of the features that the law prohibits.

The new gun law bans all kinds of semi-automatic rifles that have been labeled with the “assault” term even though these are very common rifles and are no more powerful than the average hunting rifle.

Once again, proving that Leftists predicate all their actions but upon emotions.  “Assault rifles” look mean — they look “bullying.”

A mind is a terrible thing to waste, is it not?

BZ

 

 

Smith & Wesson, Sturm Ruger & Co leave Fornicalia:

(thanks for the h/t, Ron)

Smith & Wesson LogoS&W Bolts California

California lawmakers may not be able to outright ban firearms, but they’re adding enough regulatory hurdles to make it nearly impossible for gun manufacturers to continue doing business.

Sturm-Ruger-CompanySmith & Wesson is following the footsteps of Sturm, Ruger & Co. in ending California sales thanks to a bill requiring microstamping — tiny engraving of information such as make, model and serial number — on all new semiautomatic weapons and shell casings.

S&W pointed out that “a number of studies have indicated that microstamping is unreliable, serves no safety purpose, is cost prohibitive and, most importantly, is not proven to aid in preventing or solving crimes.”

Therefore, “Smith & Wesson does not and will not include microstamping in its firearms.”

We applaud S&W for not caving to draconian gun control measures and for rejecting decrees from those who won’t honor their oaths of office.

Concur.

To the detriment of Fornicalians, but one in the “win” column for S&W and Ruger.  A reason that Barrett no longer sells their .50 caliber rifle to Fornicalia LE agencies, and refuses to service same: Fornicalia’s Draconian gun laws.

BZ