Members of the Florida Militia in formation on Flagler Street
The picture is possibly from the late 1910s. Funny I found it since I just started reading (very belatedly) A Rifleman Went to War and I found out that the militias back then were all volunteer members who had to pay for just about all their equipment and instruction. So basically what you see in the photo are people who were ready to stand for their city, state and country but did not make a dent on the public till. Back then, if the militia could afford it, they would even have crew served weapons like machine guns in its component.
And to think that today, some idiots freak at the idea of common people being equally equipped as a regular soldier.
It is almost pitiful to see them clinging to a script overcome by events. When New York and Connecticut send letters telling gun owners to destroy, dispose or turn in what just a few months before were legally bought and allowed by the same people who now demand them, when New jersey is discussing a bill that will include weapons designed in the 1800s just because they carry what legislators suddenly feel is too many rounds and magazines that fall under the same arbitrary definition with no grandfathering clause or amnesty period, we are not being paranoid: We were just plain right.
If anything, it has been your side the one that has been the best advertising for the two products you hate the most: Firearms and the Bill of Rights.
They do not happen to mention this was in Chicago and the sock did not have a FOID card.
The actual story is that 2 employees were shifting through the donated clothes, one found the gun and “accidentally” went off killing the other employee.
Booger Hook + Bang Switch = Bad Things.
Florida Chapter of the National Organization for Women has called on Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey to resign.
In a joint statement the National Organization for Women National President Terry O’Neill and Florida President Donna Slutiak said:
“The Office of State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years if she is convicted for a second time. Alexander was previously sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot at her abusive husband in Jacksonville, FL. Her conviction was overturned on appeal, but State Attorney Angela Corey wasted no time refiling the same charges and a retrial is scheduled to begin July 28.
via FL NOW calling for Jacksonville state attorney to resign over Marissa Alexander case – Tallahassee News | ABC 27 WTXL: News.
I can’t imagine the pressure put on NOW to actually having to come out and speaking for Ms. Alexander. I think this is one case where the control of the narrative was lost by its handlers and took a life on its own.
Will we see Angela Corey leave? Not voluntarily. I expect that pressure will be exercised from the highest levels to have her suddenly take a final leave for “health reasons” or “spending more time with the family” or some other standard BS excuse.
But we must realize that Angela Corey is not the problem but just an example of the plague we have in Florida with Overzealous Prosecutors. The problem runs deep and just because the one symptom that has been seen the most is gone, does not mean the problem is gone.
Hat tip to Sean Caranna of Florida Carry.