A year ago today, I began a post describing the political actions of the Town of Arlington, MA:
I've linked several times to posts over at the blog Dispatches from TJICistan. TJIC is an outspoken (some might say extremely so) advocate of smaller government. He's also a firearms owner in the People's Republic of Massachusetts. While he owns guns, it appears that he's no longer allowed to possess anyMassachusetts' gun control laws are in my opinion unconstitutional, since they give each town's Police Chief complete discretion to decide who can possess firearms, who can't, and why not. Arlington revoked TJIC's enumerated right to keep arms, without so much as charging him with any crime. Indeed, they could not, because the words that they objected to are clearly constitutionally protected.
It was a political act, intended to make an example of him. Well, the Political is Personal:
Brad_In_MA emails to point out that Thursday is the anniversary of the epic screwing of TJIC by the People's Soviet of Massachusetts*. He has a call to action that is filled with win:Let's put our own money where it will do some good defend the Second Amendment. TJIC is fighting our battle.
I propose a Jan 19 BUYcott of anything 2a related, in support of JTIC. Mind putting up such a post? I plan on getting a few targets and a brick of some .22lr range ammo for my ruger 22/45, aka Miss Cherry. The idea is to BUY something. Anything. Price does not matter. Quantity does not matter. In short, a simple request for a simple action to support a Brother in Need.I would go one step further, and suggest a buycott (the opposite of a boycott, 'natch, where you purposely buy from someone as opposed to refusing to buy from them). As it turns out, TJIC is an entrepreneur, and has a company that makes this easy for everyone: Smartflix.
Think Netflix, only for learning DVDs. Want to learn CNC milling? Introduction to gunsmithing? Combat Pistol University? M1 Garand Armorer course?
This is an opportunity for everyone to learn some skills that will likely appall the Usual Suspects™ in Massachusetts while helping to offset TJIC's legal costs (which will also appall the Usual Suspects™ in Massachusetts).
And so the call goes out. Pass it on. And look at SmartFlix, and point it out to your friends. There's good stuff there. Let's all stress his servers on January 19.
Make it Personal.
Postscript: reader Stretch emails to tell us that he's taken direct Second Amendment action:
He describes this sweet heater's virtues, which are legion:
The Arlington Police Department - arming citizens all over the country!
Browning Hi-Power/P-35Belgium made.A finish unknown to me. Possibly ceramic.3-dot sights.13 rounds of 9mm goodness to say "Up yours." to officious ... um ... officials everywhere.