Corrupt Politicians, Organized Crime, and Citizen Disarmament

By Dean Weingarten

Comrades Hand Over Your Weapons
Comrades Hand Over Your Weapons
Dean Weingarten
Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)- Corrupt politicians are much more of a factor in large urban centers than in rural communities and small towns.

The same applies to organized crime.  It is associated with urban areas.

It is much harder for significant corruption to exist when the amounts are small, the people involved mostly know the politicians personally, and there are no large public works to play favorites with.   A significant exception might be planning and zoning, where local elites have great power, little accountability, and where significant money is at stake.

Corrupt politicians and organized crime figures hate the idea of an armed population.   When you are stealing, cheating, and extorting people on a daily basis, some of them are bound to take exception to it.  Push them far enough, and a few will decide to push back, even at the cost of their own lives.  Do it enough, and it becomes a near certainty.   It is much more difficult for corrupt politicians or organized crime to exist in the midst of an armed citizenry.  From Vanity Fair, the Reluctant Don, Sammy “the bull” Gravano:

  “Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You pull the trigger with a lock on, and I’ll pull the trigger. We’ll see who wins.”

In Arizona, a corrupt politician was protected by her politician buddies who had the case transferred to a friendly prosecutor, who dismissed it.  This was after two grand juries found reasons to indict.   She was shot in the rear end by a homeless citizen.  He just got out of jail.   She was and is a big proponent of gun control.  She is still in office.  From the phoenixnewtimes.com:

 Did Wilcox the county supervisor deserve to get shot in the ass?
Yes.

…..

 Among those in the know, Wilcox is noted not for her integrity but her arrogance. South Phoenix is considered by many to be controlled by the Wilcox political machine. Comparisons with old Chicago have been drawn.

Gun control in New York was driven by corrupt politicians desire to protect their criminal gangs.   Big Tim Sullivan, who pushed through the Sullivan law, did not want his gangsters to face armed resistance.

Senator Yee is one of the most strident proponents  of gun control in California.  He was recently indicted for corruption, including the facilitation of illegal  gun trafficking.

Chicago fought for more and more gun control than almost any other part of the nation.  Chicago is known as one of the most corrupt polities in the country.

Nevada is generally gun friendly.   The only county that requires registration of pistols is Clark County, which contains Las Vegas.   The statute was put into effect while Las Vegas had the reputation of a town run by the mob.

Cleveland is another example of corruption.   The city government fought against reform of Ohio gun restrictions for years.   It finally lost its court cases.

Corruption and citizen disarmament, or to use the current sophistry,  “gun safety” legislation go together like organized crime and extortion.

Niccolo Machiavelli noted the problems with politicians disarming people:

When you disarm [the people] you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred against you. – Niccoló Machiavelli, The Prince. 1537.

“Progressives” use stale and discredited Marxist concepts to describe the motives of the gun culture.   They claim that second amendment supporters are being duped by the NRA to prevent “gun safety” in order to increase the profits of “big business” who are anxious to trade children’s blood for a few dollars more.

They ignore what happens to gun manufacturers such as Smith & Wesson or Ruger when they give in to political pressure to side with politicians who want to gut the second amendment.  Smith & Wesson went under new ownership.   Ruger suffered for years until it reversed its policies.   When one actually examines the numbers, the concept becomes ridiculous.   It is those who wish to disarm the public that have driven gun sales through the roof.

The motivations for corrupt politicians and organized crime, often working in concert, are simple and clear.   They do not want to get shot.

c2014 by Dean Weingarten: Permission to share is granted when this notice is included. Link to Gun Watch

About Dean Weingarten;

Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 6 thoughts on “Corrupt Politicians, Organized Crime, and Citizen Disarmament

    1. I grew up in Cleveland, I,m black, the black democrats and white democrats, hate each other, I saw this as a small boy in the 1960s when Carl Stokes (1st Black Mayor of a major city)won the office, Cleveland is a corrupt democrat stronghold, the city is a Joke, that’s why I left!i,m now a conservative (since 1988)I have been trying to awaken my black friends to the fact, democrats,(the fathers of slavery and jim crowe)in Cleveland are your enemy,and cause of the cities down fall, don,t Blame Conservatives or Republicans…….Because There Are NONE THERE!Just Democrats!!!! Hello… Stupid…. Wake UP…. Stupid!!!!

    2. If those in power foment anarchy, the resulting civil unrest will provide an excuse to trample the Bill of Rights.

    3. “Shut up and do what you’re told, you ****ing peasant!” seems to be the motto of these politicians- Bloomberg especially.

    4. May 19, 2012
      David Elliot Chipps
      Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
      Senator Patrick Leahy
      United States Senate
      Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
      224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
      Washington, DC 20510

      Leahy,

      Recently it has come to my attention that Federal District Court District Judge Malachy Mannion has been nominated by President Barack Obama for the position of Federal District Court Judge for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
      This letter concerns that nomination and I would ask you to consider this information as affadavitized testimony in that regard.
      I include herein two copyrighted publications concerning Mannion that have been in circulation among 3,400 media and third parties for almost two years. Both publications state clearly, emphatically, that Federal District Court District Judge Mannion is and has been involved in the use of stark and blatant criminal official oppression and provides some evidentiary basis for this fact. These exact same factual statements are also found in federal District Court Briefs that are on file in the Middle District Court of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia [ Supplemental Brief of the Appellant, Third Circuit, No. 98-7456, filed in April, 2000 ].
      To be quite explicit about it since 1987 – almost the entire length of Mannions career – I have been publishing that Mannion has been involved in criminal actions that amount to ‘criminal’ official oppression; ‘criminal conspiracy'; ‘criminal obstruction of justice'; and, the ‘criminal’ violation of federal court precedent established to protect the legal and civil rights of individuals. In fact Mannion’s entire federal career would be more perfectly described as the “epitomy of ultra vire”.
      If the United States Senate Judiciary Committee affirms Mannion’s nomination for the position of Federal District Court Judge you will be, in essence, affirming Mannion’s practice of criminal activity and continuing in the ultra vire court that operates in the Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, and, in the panels of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
      The sole reason that Mannion exists in ultra vire in this federal court system is due to the fact that this government – to include the Attorney General and this very Senate Judiciary Committee – has, in the past, deliberately failed to indict Mannion, and, has been covering-up his criminal activity for political reasons.
      Let me be more specific.
      Almost one year after I first began publishing information about the criminal actions of Mannion and in the federal Middle District Court, in 1987, the Times Leader newspaper published this account of my efforts:
      [ Dec. 11, 1988 ] ‘What other options are left for David Chipps?
      Well, for one, in addition to his still-pending appeals to the Supreme Court, a review
      by the Senate Judiciary Committee is a possibility.
      “It’s gotten to the point now where I’m accusing federal judges of clearly acting
      unconstitutionally,” Chipps says. “If I were a member of the Senate Committee
      and heard that, I’d want to launch an inquiry.” ‘

      And, in fact, I had indeed formally requested that the Senate Judiciary Committee conduct an inquiry into this very matter. Not long after, in January, 1989, United States Senator Joseph Biden – then Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee – informed me that the Judiciary Committee would not conduct any inquiry into this matter. That failure to act – and, in my opinion, Biden was covering-up criminal activity in this matter – allowed Mannion and this ultra vire court to continue this criminal activity and official oppression to the present day…almost 23 years now. As well my approaching the US Senate Judiciary Committee was prefectly appropriate in that the Judiciary Committee was and is the only legal entity with the legal authority to remove federal jurists acting in ultra vire.
      In 1986 Mannion and Federal District Court Judge William Nealon were acting concurrently in exercising criminal obstruction. Mannion would repeat this criminal obstruction ten years later, in 1998, with Federal District Court Judge Robert Cindrich even more blatantly. All toll I count 14 federal jurists in the Middle And Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals who are hiding behind judicial immunity while either committing criminal acts or sustaining them in ultra vire (to include Federal District Court Judges William Nealon, Robert Cindrich and Yvette Kane and Third Circuit Court Judges Dolores K. Sloviter, Collins J. Seitz and Carol Los Mansmann), and, a cloak of immunity that I am certain Mannion is looking forward to hiding behind to absolve him of criminal actions in the future.
      Let there be no doubt that I have no illusions about what the filth in this government is capable of, however, this is how I will view the affirmation of Mannion to the federal bench.
      Mannions affirmation to me would mean the opportuniy to publish even more information about his criminal activity and those government officials who are aware of this activity and directly responsible for it (to include the present members of the Judiciary Committee). Mannions affirmation would mean the immediate release of some very sensitive information. It seems that at some point in time a juror, or jurors, are going to have the opportunity to refuse to serve on a jury in a courtroom in which Mannion presides because of his criminal activity. I will, among other things, also provide both plaintiffs and defendants with substantive information about Manions criminal conduct, and, provide substantive material testimony of this same conduct in legal actions over which Mannion presides and in which the government is defendant.
      My whole point is that Mannions affirmation will provide me with perfect opportunities to continue to initiate sustained, substantial direct action on an even higher level. I assure that I will avail myself of those opportunities.
      Finally, in 1987, after having made a public appeal to the Senate Judiciary Committee to take action, I continued to provide information to the Judiciary Committee and its members of the criminal activity ongoing in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Biden was not the only Judiciary Committee member whom I continued to provide a wealth of published information to about this matter. US Senator Orrin Hatch, currently still serving on the Judiciary Committee, was also on my mailing list. For almost ten years after my initial appeal both Biden and Hatch routinely received the published documents in this matter. And, despite the fact that neither Biden or Hatch had anything further to say in those ten years about the criminal activity I was describing it was in fact Hatch who, in 1997, contacted the FBI about the “Nealon letter” that led to my arrest. “Allegedly” Hatch was concerned that the rhetoric in the Nealon letter contained a “threat”, although, in my opinion, Hatch was merely a front man in a black bag scheme by this government to retaliate and attack my credibility because of what I had been publishing.
      I today regard both Biden and Hatch to be perfect examples of the duplicitous filth in this government who are either covering-up this criminal official oppression, or, who are involved in it while publicly mimicking their committment to law and order.

      _______________________________________

      David E. Chipps

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