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.
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