Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Government acronyms are running wild

Police act swiftly after gun purchases
Concerns about an Oregon Department of Transportation employee who purchased several guns after being placed on leave prompted law enforcement across Southern Oregon to step in.

ODOT Communications Director Patrick Cooney said there were administrative, personnel matters involved that limited what the department could discuss.

However, the state agency had reported concerns about the man to law enforcement agencies, who started monitoring him, officials said.

Authorities were "extremely concerned" that the man may have been planning to retaliate against his employers, the news release said.

"Instead of being reactive, we took a proactive approach," OSP Sgt. Jeff Proulx said.

Police are holding the weapons for safekeeping, but no criminal charges have been filed.

ODOT: the same agency that wants to put a GPS device in your car. Perhaps this will facilitate the issuing of proactive speeding tickets.

OSP: arresting your for things that you haven't done but that a government worker imagines you could possibly do.

Several lessons should be taken from this. First, buy private. It is clear that the background checks are being used for more than just making sure that you can legally purchase a firearm.

Second, where is the Oregon ACLU? These guys have wild nightmares of an out-of-control government keeping child-porn out of taxpayer funded libraries but can't seem to comment on a citizen being taken from his home in the middle of the night on the whim of government officials?
Third, we aren't paranoid if they really are out to get us.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.


Anonymous said...

Pre-crime is here! Is there a minority report on this incident?

Anonymous said...

What a great scenario for Miglavs! The agency takes a pro-active approach and possibly prevents violence, and Miglavs is pissed. If they hadn't done anything and violence, even death, had happened, Miglavs would have been pissed that they hadn't taken steps to prevent it, and would have offered his usual lame-ass homily about how we'd all be so much safer if we each carried a gun.

Another great day for Miglavs! No matter what happens (especially things that have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with him), he has something to bitch about! What a great lifestyle!

OregonGuy said...

What a hay-day for the Left. A man's right to be secure in his possessions is violated by a state agency, and the Left notes it "possibly prevents violence." What a standard!

The Left. A 24/7 criminal conspiracy.

DAVE01 said...

It will soon be a felony for a crime that has been prevented. Keep making more laws and we will all be felons soon. More laws, more laws, we need more laws.

All government employees should be banned from owning or purchasing firearms. Hell, wasn't it postal employees shooting up post offices so Americans couldn't enter a post office with a gun to defend themselves from the crazy postal employees?

Anonymous said...

8:25 anon..."The agency takes a pro-active approach and possibly prevents violence,"

Really? I deem YOU violent. YOUR hostile rants every single day, not to mention YOU practically stalk Daniel, I think YOU could become violent. Perhaps the State Police swat team needs to monitor you and your behavior as YOU have violent tendencies....perhaps a short stay in jail and YOUR belongs confiscated will help out YOUR vicious attitude and the rage projected here. MMM....

YOU still want
to make that statement?

You know just because Daniel says it you don't have to always disagree. People like you always amaze me. I have a question, Do you taste that bullshit as it is coming out of your mouth?

Pinkie French

Anonymous said...

Take your meds, Pinkie.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm ... you want to have someone put in jail because you don't like their comments?

Can you say "fascist"? I hope so, because that's what you are, if you seriously believe the bullshit spewing out of your mouth. Take a long, hard look in the mirror Miss French ... you are a poster child for everything that's wrong with this country.

Anonymous said...

308...thought police now? YOU support that?

Pro-active approach to what? What did the guy do? NOTHING....they just THOUGHT he might. So, do you want those same standards applied to the idiot that bitches and whines here daily? Perhaps she/he is violent. With the projection of all rage it would not surprise me?