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Professor Glenn ‘Exhibit E’ Reynolds

Posted on | June 27, 2012 | 34 Comments

FROM AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION
The Lonely Conservative took a glance at the ridiculous motion Brett Kimberlin filed Monday in Montgomery County (Md.) Circuit Court, pointing out that “Exhibit E” is a photo of Instapundit wielding a very large gun. Exactly how Glenn Harlan Reynolds, a University of Tennessee Law Professor, is supposed to represent “death threats” to convicted felon Kimberlin, I’m not sure.

Fortunately, it seems Judge Rupp was not impressed by Kimberlin’s claims to victimhood (and apparently didn’t realize that Professor Reynolds is notorious for drinking puppy smoothies).

If you’ll look at Exhibit D in Kimberlin’s motion, you’ll notice on Page 10 that he quotes a Tweet of mine, made on May 21. That was the day Kimberlin caused a security panic at my wife’s employer by calling up and claiming that I was “harassing” him. (As contrasted to the manner in which Kimberlin “harassed” Carl DeLong, you see.) After I posted “Never Doubt That God Answers Prayer” — announcing my departure to an Undisclosed Location — someone on Twitter sent me a message:

Buy a gun and learn to use it if you don’t already know.

To which I responded:

Pump-action 12-gauge is very simple to operate. Just sayin’ …

The intent of Brian’s message was clear: “Be prepared to defend yourself.” And the intent of my reply was equally clear: “Don’t sweat it.”

How is it a “threat” to Brett Kimberlin for one of his intended victims — a law-abiding citizen whose home and family this notorious criminal had menaced — to indicate that he doesn’t intend to be a victim?

In point of fact, a 12-gauge shotgun is highly recommended as a home-defense weapon and, as I told Brian, is simple to operate. You don’t really have to aim it, really. Just point it in the general direction of an intruder and pull the trigger and the godawful roar of the thing will put the fear of God into him, even if he’s not hit.

Of course, if he’s hit, he’s likely to be dead PDQ.

And I specified a pump shotgun for this simple reason: Imagine you were an intruder trying to sneak into a house in the middle of the night and you heard that racking sound of someone chambering a round in a pump shotgun. Wouldn’t you immediately run for your life?

A few years ago, a knife-wielding crackhead broke into my younger brother’s house in Georgia and made the mistake of not running when he heard that sound. The crackhead ruined the carpet when he bled out.

My younger brother is still alive and well.

End of lesson in home defense.

“Better to be judged by twelve than to be carried by six,” folks say down home. And as the science-fiction writer Robert Heinlein once astutely observed, “An armed society is a polite society.”

Being a peaceful man by nature, I regret that matters have escalated to the point that I have been reminded why the Second Amendment is the surest defense of the First Amendment.

Brett Kimberlin is a lying cowardly punk who in 1981 was sentenced to 50 years in prison and who, by all rights, should still be in prison, rather than attempting to intimidate honest citizens.

I said “attempting to intimidate honest citizens,” because I am not intimidated in the least by Kimberlin’s lies and threats, and I will not be silenced. “Truth is great and will prevail,” as Thomas Jefferson said.

Remember that this is still a Shameless Capitalist Blog, and keep in mind The Five Most Important Words in the English Language . . .

HIT THE FREAKING TIP JAR!

Robert Stacy McCain, Whereabouts Unknown

 

 

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  • JeffS

    Tip jar hit.  Continue the good fight!

    And, hey, got any #4 shot for your pump action?  It’s turkey shot, but is a nice alternative to 00 buck shot if you need a bit of range.  Deer slugs are nice, but will travel a fair ways, not a good idea if you have neighbors. 

    Just sayin’, is all.

  • datou1

    Don’t forget if you don’t hit the guy he will probably still be blind and deaf for a few minutes after you fire.  He’ll probably smell the poop in his pants though…

  • robertstacymccain

    I appreciate the advice and the tip.

    Walla Walla been very very good to me!

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    It’s so nice they named it twice.  

  • robertstacymccain

    Yeah, the deafening ka-WHOOM of a shotgun in an inclosed space is not a sound many people are going to stick around to hear twice.

    The story about my brother made him sort of a legend with my kids. You’ve got to understand that Rod is very low-key, so the way he told the story made it classic.

    “Dude broke into my house last week.”

    Wow, what happened?

    “I shot him.”

    Shot him? Did you kill him?

    “Yeah.”

    Both of my brothers are truck drivers. This was actually Rod’s second armed self-defense experience. The first time, a guy came at him brandishing a tire jack. Rodney leveled his .44 at the guy, who immediately dropped the jack, backed away begging for his life, got in his truck and drove away without bothering to retrieve the jack.

    That’s Rod. My older brother Kirby is the serious bad-ass in the family.

  • jc collins

    Puppies on “frappe” for no less than 3 minutes, otherwise they’re lumpy

  • Anamika

    We all can have our own solutions. The ones that involve guns i prefer to leave to Americans.

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  • http://theothermccain.com smitty

    Just so you understand: pacifism is a luxury.

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    I know that sound well, having missed getting shot by only about three feet. A stupid ex boyfriend was looking at someone’s twelve gauge and had foolishly pointed it at me, I told him not to do that and he (slightly) moved it away towards one side as he was saying,
    “Don’t worry, it’s not lo…”
    BOOM!
    I had already been making my way towards the door (because, fuck that shit) when this happened, but a massive hole appeared in the wall behind where I’d originally been standing.
    I think it was maybe a half hour before I could hear again, and of course what I heard myself saying was that I was done with that freaking idiot! That was 19 years ago; my life could have ended there that night, freaks me out sometimes to think of it.

  • JeffS

    You stole my line!  :-D

  • JeffS

     Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
    But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
    The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
    O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

    Tut tut, Anamika!  Pacifists cannot exist without firearms.  Tut tut!

  • http://twitter.com/CryingWolfeBlog CryingWolfeBlog

     I really just enjoy JeffS and the “Tut tut”…It’s a cheap laugh, but does the trick.

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

    Reynold’s gun doesn’t impress me.  The concealed carry holster for it, though, THAT’s impressive.

    Although you don’t want to watch him put it away…

  • JeffS

     It’s a cheap laugh, indeed.   But you must consider who my straight man is…….

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Thank the Good Lord, the SOB missed – where would we be without Zilla!

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  • http://thecampofthesaints.org Bob Belvedere

    Bet Tabitha Hale wasn’t an Exhibit!

  • SDN

     The other thing about #4 is that you can pack more metal in the shell…. which is why Peter Capstick recommended it for last ditch up close leopard hunting over #00 in his big game books.

  • SDN

    OTOH, JeffS, Lazarus Long would define her as real: “An authentic buck pacifist has rarely been seen off Earth, and it is
    doubtful that any have survived the trouble there…regrettable, as they
    had the biggest mouths and the smallest brains of any of the primates.”

  • threegene

    Yes, you can leave to “Americans” or anyone else who has a firearm solutions that involve guns. However, i think that is a cop-out.

    As an owner of several guns (each for a specific purpose), I understand the responsibility, the training and the maintenance involved in handling firearms properly. Guns are like any other “tools of the trade”…in the wrong hands, or with improper training, do more harm than good.

    I would never be without a weapon. They are important not only in self-defense, but also in other situations (killing rabid animals, killing injured animals, killing to break up a fight between animals) and the list goes on and on.

    I am proud of my shooting ability (can hit a woodchuck from 300 yards away).

    I am proud, but I am also very careful and have the utmost respect for the weapon in my hand. So often I have come across instances where people are going absolutely crazy and causing so much harm to an animal where a simple shot to the head would have been the far more humane approach.

    It is all a matter of perspective. I have guns because I think it is a responsibility, as humans, that we should take…apparently you do not feel the same way.

    I accept your decision without judgement; perhaps you can do the same for those who own guns.

  • Anamika

     Your responsible use noted.

    Those who pack heat in one context will mostly do so in other contexts too, is it not? Don’t leave home without it.

    I would not feel safer in any party knowing someone had a gun. Maybe one has to grow up with them to appreciate them.

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

     Thank you, Bob!

  • JeffS

     Indeed.  The Senior speaks Truth.

  • JeffS

    Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    “Noting” something is not the same as understanding it.  Fears can be overcome only through study and understanding, not by avoidance. 

    Tut tut, Anamika!  Fear should not control your thoughts.   Tut tut!

  • Jay

    Attacking lawyers with lawfare
    Attacking journalists with publicity
    Attacking conservatives with guns

    It doesn’t seem like these idiots understand the idea of strategy.
     

  • Wrymouth

    ” Imagine you were an intruder trying to sneak into a house in the middle
    of the night and you heard that racking sound of someone chambering a
    round in a pump shotgun.”

    My ex-landlord and friend, advising me on my first gun purchase, told me pretty much the same thing! :)

  • http://twitter.com/richard_mcenroe richard mcenroe

     Let’s just say it requires a stepladder and some real commitment and leave it at that.

  • http://twitter.com/bikermailman Keith Pearson

    You guys are doing fantastic work, glad you’re at the tip of the spear, and always always *always* know that tons of us are behind you.

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  • Eh2Zed

    Kimberlin better hope he never harrasses someone like myself. I would just ping his IP, get his exact address, run a two week surveillance, track his movements, get out my  M24,  run a couple hundred rounds to sight and calibrate, pick up some 227 sabot and use with a refilled core of mercury, and not even let him know what happened from 800 meters.
    Next thing he would be doing is trying to figure out why its so warm and smells like brimestone.
    Just saying, he might harrass someone who used to hunt terrorists for a living.
    And was good at it.

  • Wombat_socho

     And then you get to spend the rest of your life in prison. This is a bad plan.

  • Eh2Zed

    That would imply being caught. Hardest investigation to do is on a long distance shoot. The only reason the Beltway Shooters were ever caught is because they continued on their spree. If they had stopped after one, they would never have been caught. I was consulted on the investigation, and the only way they were caught was by continueing and leaveing a longer and longer evidence trail.