Police Stop A Well Regulated Militia in Minnesota

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I guess the police in Rosemount Minnesota haven't heard of the Second Amendment:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

This unconstitutional action in Minnesota cannot be tolerated. This is hereby a formal invitation to all armed NRA and Militia members to fall in line and help defend the actions of 61-year-old Gary Drake. If you think Cliven Bundy in Nevada needed your help, you were right. And now the newest call is up to the land of lakes.

In case you missed it, here's some of the details of Drake's arrest, from the Raw Story:

A Minnesota man was arrested last week after pulling a shotgun on a neighbor who was teaching his 7-year-old daughter to ride a bike.

“If you don’t like my advice, get off my street,” Drake told the man, who reminded his neighbor he didn't own the street.

This apparently angered Drake even more, and police said he went inside to retrieve a Remington 870 shotgun. He came back with the weapon and threatened to kill the father, but Drake’s wife came outside, pulled the gun away from him, and physically dragged her husband back inside.

Now what's hard to understand here? This guy Drake was just protecting his street -- and isn't that the job of any state militia guardsman? How much clearer can you make it? The neighborhood father and his daughter were infringing on the armed man's rights to peace and quiet as he deems fit.

Drake admitted to police that he had a confrontation with the father, saying he didn’t like how the man treated the girl during the bike-riding lesson.

He admitted to drinking during the day but denied the alcohol had influenced his behavior.

I mean really, so the armed man had a few drinks before pulling his rifle....that's his right. It doesn't mean he's under the influence because he felt justified in arming himself to deal with a father teaching bike riding to his daughter. That's dangerous stuff. He might have even launched the girl at him where he'd be so fearful of his life that he's have to shoot her right off the two-wheeler.

“Maybe next time I should have shot him,” Drake said, according to the arrest complaint.

Drake’s wife turned over his shotgun and a rifle, and he was charged with second-degree assault and terroristic [sic] threatening.

Don't know about you, but I find this blatant infringement on Drake's Constitutional rights to be totally unwarranted and the police in Minnesota need to be stopped. Are you with me? Grab your guns and rifles. We've got our rights to protect.

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  • bpollen

    Yeah, I don't think it matters if we blame alcohol or his being froot-loops for his behavior... He obviously is not a "good guy with a gun" and should not have access to firearms. Nor should the "sorry about my penis" OCT crowd.

  • David G

    I have nothing against Minnesota. I do have something about the misuse of weapons and the lack of sane responsibility so many owners have. In this case one could blame the alcohol or perhaps this man's instability. In either case, he shouldn't be threatening an innocent man and child.

  • David G

    Thanks RS. When you mix alcohol with crazy people with guns, you are destined to get these kinds of results. We're all just lucky this guy had a wife who could control him. What if she had been out shopping? This guy needs a handler, and not a rifle.

  • bpollen

    As politely as I can, I just wanna say... STFU! These fokkers don't understand satire or sarcasm, and a call to arms is like a mating call to them! We have plenty of homegrown fringers, and if we get a big influx... I'm blaming YOU!

    What do you have against Minnesota?

  • RepublicanSwine

    Because .. .you know ... it's the Neighborly Militia type thing you do. Unreal.
    Spot-on Snark / Sarcasm Dave.