The Everlasting Phelps

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Police Lie

December 27th, 2007

From The Associated Press

The NRA says the city seized more than 1,000 guns that weren’t part of any criminal investigation after the hurricane. Police have said they took only guns that had been stolen or found in abandoned homes.

The police are lying.  And it is a stupid lie, because we have all seen the video.  But, that is what police do.  They say whatever they think they need to in court, and count on juries not calling them on it.

In April 2006, police made about 700 firearms available for owners to claim if they could present a bill of sale or an affidavit with the weapon’s serial number.

I don’t keep bills of sale or records of the serial numbers of my weapons.  I don’t even keep records that I have any particular weapons, because I’m not required to, and making that a practice fails the Jews in the Attic test.  I’m not going to do it, and they don’t get a King’s X of, “well, you didn’t do what we can’t require you to do but wish you would anyways, so we get to keep your illegally confiscated weapon.”  (And at least 3 of my weapons were bought or gifted from relatives, and I don’t have bills of sale for that.)

An attorney for the city and a police department spokesman didn’t return a reporter’s telephone calls Wednesday.

Funny that.

Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Bellevue, Wash.-based Second Amendment Foundation, said the police department has returned only about 100 of the 1,000 seized guns.

The tale of the tape.  I’m actually proud that 100 people were still able to jump through their illegal and unreasonable hoops and make them pony up.

I don’t have a problem with it, but…

December 11th, 2007

Hot Air has a piece on the latest polling:

80% say they’d vote for a Mormon — but only 45% say most people they know would

AP thinks it is because there has been a massive uptick in support for a Mormon candidate. I think this is really how people think.

See, I work in a law office in Trial Support. I go into the courtroom and sit in front of the jury doing my job. I also, at one time, had long hair. And I would often hear the same thing before a trial. “Maybe you should cut your hair? I don’t have a problem with it, but the people on the jury might.” And you know what? I think the people who suggested it did have a problem with it — but they also knew that they shouldn’t have a problem with it, so they make an effort to get past it. I think this is an admirable trait, and I think that most Americans are like that. They have an irrational issue with something, but they know it is irrational and move past it. The problem is, they assume that there are other people out there who don’t move past it.

So yeah, I have no problem believing that 80% of America says they don’t have a problem with Mormons, but 45% think that other people do. Because 35% of the population has a little problem with Mormons, but they are going to look past it.

The Everlasting Phelps

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.