The main man behindThe Sipsey Street Irregulars gun blog is a bit . . . testy. To say Mike Vanderboegh is over-sensitive to issues surrounding freedom and gun rights would be like saying Adriana Lima‘s lips are a bit too puffy. Mike and I disagree about the causes of Operation Fast and Furious, but I defer to him when it comes to ideological purity (and that’s saying something). How about this comment underneath Watervale Road Man Faces 9 Gun-Related Charges After Task Force Searches Home at medford.patch.com? Where most people see the cops catching a bad guy, Mike zeroes in on police state over-reach and constitutional disrespect . . .
The Founders must be rolling over in their graves to the tune of 3,000 RPM. What sort of gelded anti-Americans do you have living in your state to put up with such tyrannical crap?!? They raid him, ostensibly, for drugs. Do they find drugs? Oh, no, but they find weapons which are legal under federal law but he hasn’t begged the permission of your nanny-state to possess and register them. What other evidence? Oh, well, he might be connected to an “outlaw motorcycle gang.” Maybe. Possibly. For this his house is raided and his family terrorized? They didn’t charge him with being a felon in possession of weapons so they don’t have that excuse. The truth probably is that the uniformed jackbooted thugs acting under color of law screwed up about the “drugs” and these charges are the result of the “OH, sh-t what do we do now?” that they had when they realized their mistake.
What a disgrace. What an outrage.
No matter what does or doesn’t happen regarding the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious—a journalistic pursuit that Sipsey championed from the git-go—we are lucky to have Mike Vanderboegh standing watch for our rights.