Mike Vanderboegh announces schmucky plan to violate Colorado gun-magazine ban

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Around here, folks tend to earn Schmuck of the Week glory for crimes they've already committed.

That makes Mike Vanderboegh special -- because the Alabama blogger and blowhard familiar to a certain segment of the populace from numerous appearances on Fox News earns this week's honors for an offense that hasn't yet taken place. Vanderboegh says he's coming to Colorado with the intention of defying the state's ban on certain gun magazines -- a brand of protest he's exercised before, with shattering results.

Back in March 2010, Vanderboegh, whose blog is called the Sipsey Street Irregulars, came up with an unusual way to protest the prospect of a new health-care law: He argued that opponents should break the windows of legislators like Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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From Vanderboegh's post.
Here's an excerpt from his post:
So, if you wish to send a message that Pelosi and her party cannot fail to hear, break their windows.

Break them NOW.

Break them and run to break again. Break them under cover of night. Break them in broad daylight. Break them and await arrest in willful, principled civil disobedience. Break them with rocks. Break them with slingshots. Break them with baseball bats.

But BREAK THEM.

The time has come to take your life, your liberty and that of your children and grandchildren into your own two hands and ACT.

It is, after all, more humane than shooting them in self defense.

And if we do a proper job, if we break the windows of hundreds, thousands, of Democrat party headquarters across this country, we might just wake up enough of them to make defending ourselves at the muzzle of a rifle unnecessary.

Sons of Liberty, this is your time.

Break their windows.

Break them NOW.

Not long thereafter, a legislator's windows were broken, as detailed in this Rachel Maddow segment shared by Media Matters:

Vanderboegh didn't rest on these laurels. Indeed, Media Matters has page after page of material devoted to his assorted shenanigans. Here's just one example:

According to federal prosecutors, the plot of Vanderboegh's novel Absolved inspired four members of a Georgia militia to attempt to obtain explosives and manufacture ricin, a biological agent, as part of a plan to assassinate government officials. In Absolved, a deadly shootout between a man who has stockpiled weapons and law enforcement inspires a group of anti-government extremists to devise a widespread assassination campaign against government officials. In its introduction, Vanderboegh described the book as "a cautionary tale for the out-of-control gun cops of the ATF" and "a combination field manual, technical manual and call to arms for my beloved gunnies of the armed citizenry."
Cut to a recent rally in Connecticut staged in opposition to the state's gun-reform laws, which echo those passed in Colorado in many ways. Vanderboegh was on hand, and the Middletown Press that he'd brought several now-banned thirty-round magazines into the state last week "in deliberate disobedience of the new state diktat."

He added his pledge to return after July 1 in order to give some of the mags to a Connecticut citizen without filling out the proper paperwork and then sit in an area pizzeria to wait for his arrest.

Oh yeah: The reason he won't be able to be in Connecticut on July 1 is "because he will be in Colorado 'defying their magazine law.'"

If he follows through with a visit to our fair state -- and we suspect he will -- he'll do so already knowing he's been designated a Schmuck of the Week. Congrats!

More from our Schmuck of the Week archive: "Mary Sanders, bookkeeper, doesn't let $10K theft bust dissuade her from trying again."

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BuckRedstone
BuckRedstone

He hi how stupid must one be to believe this guy!

BuckRedstone
BuckRedstone

Rocky mountain high and dope swilling emoting progressive collectivists are banning a piece of high impact plastic with a spring in it because it causes them to bunch their panties up in a ball and mush to come out of their ears and nose! All because they are deathly frightened of inanimate objects many Americans have successfully used to preserve lives. Well it's obvious the fruits and nuts from Kalipornia have settled in the once great state of Colorado-dar. Rockey Mountain High-dar all you dummies.

BuckRedstone
BuckRedstone

Rachael Madcow is used as a reliable source? Is this entire story satire? Finally, only emoting progressive collectivists are gullible enough to take anything this Westwood opinion writer pens! But then they are a majority in Colorado these days. Rocky Mountain High-dar.

Jame Koopman
Jame Koopman

You should see the ball bearing gun we made that runs on an air compressor and can be mounted in your pick up truck. It will shoot them by the buckets. Marbles too.

Bret Egan
Bret Egan

What is schmucky about handing a piece of plastic to the person to your right or left? The schmucks are the democratic politicians who banned plastic devices at the behest of Mayor Michael Doomberg.

Cicero7
Cicero7

It's been quite awhile since I looked into Worstword.  I see it's still being written and inhabited by intellectual derelicts and emotional cripples.

Jon_S
Jon_S

I've noticed the typical looney gun nut is old, fat and redneck. Mike Vanderboegh fits all 3 descriptions. I like how a bunch of knuckledragging old dudes really think they are some sort of freedom fighters by defying a few common sense regulations, or that anyone would be even mildly afraid of an obese geriatric uprising. Their "resistance" would disperse on its own due to the arrival of naptime or the early bird special at Old Country Buffet. Whichever comes first.

Tooth_and_Nail
Tooth_and_Nail

Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God. Our Oath is to the Constitution. Our motto is "Not on our watch!" - http://oathkeepers.org/oath/

TAKE THE MOLON LABE PLEDGE: To Resist Disarmament And Registration. - We will never disarm. We will never surrender our military pattern, semi-automatic rifles and the full capacity magazines, parts, and ammunition that go with them. The fundamental purpose of the Second Amendment is to preserve the military power of We the People so we will have effective means to resist tyranny. Regardless of what unholy, unconstitutional filth issues from the mouths of oath breakers in “Mordor on the Potomac” our answer is MOLON LABE.

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/pledge/

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/pledge/?p=1

Tooth_and_Nail
Tooth_and_Nail

Everyone needs to start organizing peaceful protest using acts of civil disobedience. It needs to be done in the largest numbers possible, and it can't let up until we are allowed our freedom without the threat of tyrants, or they attempt to force their tyranny upon us. We shouldn't be sitting back at this point. We have to be more proactive in our fight for our inalienable Bill of Rights. We can't initiate any violence, but we can force the tyrants into a position of either escalating things with their enforcement of these unconstitutional laws, or acknowledge we are free from their tyranny.

I still have hope for a peaceful victory, but I will stay with the fight no matter how far they decide to take it. I will fulfill my duty to the Constitution in whatever way I am needed. The stronger the loosely based patriot movement is in it's unity of a shared belief in the basic fundamental's of our Constitution, and willingness to resist any tyranny tooth and nail, the better our chances of both victory and peace. This new risk of civil disobedience is still nothing compared to the ultimate sacrifice many of us have pledged to make if needed, and the fact that this outlet is still open should make it easy to join. We have a duty, and everyone's action or inaction has an affect on the rest; both negative and positive.

 Certain states are in the spotlight for obvious reason, but the people of every state can play a part in the fight. They are moving this tyranny through different states testing the response. Colorado has a very large patriotic people who aren't going to accept this, and much of our law enforcement stand with us. Every state has it's patriots, and many have more than most of those outside the state would believe before looking a closer look. it's easy to overlook those people if you're not familiar with each state. Most don't have an intricately detailed knowledge of our huge nations political demographics in much detail, and that's not expected. We have to develop strategies on how to get these states back while working with a broken system. We have to stand our ground at some point.


 We can't keep running toward more Conservative states when there is a valid opposition that is willing to do something in the states under attack now. If the left want to test the waters by gradually moving on more Conservative/Libertarians states then we should be testing out strategies to combat them in these states. Coming up with how to fight these laws successfully is what we have to think about. Are some states, or areas within states, too far gone to have anything worth fighting for? Those populations that show they will not just cave in to these tyrants, or continue pointless fights within a broken system, should be supported by every patriot around the nation in some manner. The locals have to show evidence of resistance before asking, or expecting any kind of outside support. If there isn't any significant active opposition in the states being stripped of their rights in blatantly unconstitutional laws and regulations, there is no reason to expect much outside support in any significant fashion.

 If you feel you are fighting a lost cause in your area then you may need to relocate, but I'm wary of those who jump to this option immediately. We have to dig in at some point. If we allow things to keep going the direction they are now; with the same inaction as our nation has responded with overall during our decent to where we are now, then we will just keep slowly losing the war to the radical left, and they will eventually be taking root in what were once strongholds of the freedom loving patriot.

 Our fight isn't easy. The liberal media is even stronger than most realize in the way they influence everything, including the actions of those in military and law enforcement when it comes to acting against American citizens, and the way it can demonize any patriot with significant success. They are powerful to a degree we can't underestimate. They have been destroying this country for decades, and we haven't been able to stop them at any point. Any time we take a step forward after fighting as hard as we possibly can within this broken system, we still end up taking three steps back in the long run. The media will destroy the most legitimate resistance by using emotion, lies, and slander. That has to be recognized even if it's a problem that doesn't seem to have a solution at the moment. We have to find solutions that exist outside the broken system of government that isn't just on the federal level, but is just as bad in many state governments.

 We have to know what we can realistically do to salvage anything decent left in our nation. Do we give up areas that have no significant amount of patriots? Do we break states apart in the numerous areas around the nation within certain states that have completely different people inhabiting them? If so we need ideas on how to that, while making it happen as smoothly as possible. Most states aren't even in any shape to be independent, and while it would be nice for a huge state like Texas to lead the way in a planned secession(formal or not), it has the same problem getting that to happen as any other state. It's the reason we need to stand our ground before retreating to the last states left. We have the numbers to be successful when it comes to those individuals who respect our Constitution, we still haven't shown we can mobilize those numbers to make the changes needed. We have to show a willingness to be proactive. We have to have a plan of action that's widely accepted in the movement before we can expect that though. We can't predict all the possibilities we face, but we can have some contingency plans for events. We can't just react to events either, but must have methods of getting things moving in a helpful manner as well.

 Those waiting for their door to be kicked in when they come to confiscate your guns aren't being proactive enough. That's not an ideal way to go out, and we shouldn't be on the sidelines waiting for it. We have most likely already lost our lives, and the entire cause in that situation. We can't do it alone, and we can't wait to see the numbers before getting involved. We can't let them dictate everything about the situation. We have to work against the tyrants instead of allowing them to control the attack on our Bill of Rights in a state of total control over the escalation and de-escalation they use to keep the issue where they feel comfortable.

 Guardians of the Republic - www.OathKeepers.org

Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officer Association - www.CSPOA.org

Peace Officers for the 2nd Amendment - www.PO42A.org

Gun Owners of America - www.GunOwners.org

GrinningIIIper
GrinningIIIper

We got Vanderboegh's back.  Any of you blithering Prog-Nazi's want to mess with him, you'll have to deal with us shortly there-after.  Fair warning - the federal government spent a lot of time, money, and effort teaching us how to manage tyrants and their lackeys.

Tread lightly.

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

These people (Vanderboegh and his ill-inspired lemmings) are essentially un-developed humans with childish, stubborn character traits that were never challenged and refined by intellectual superiors. Basically, this is what can happen when you live in redneck USA and don't have much regular interaction with your fellow citizens and feel a warm bond with your community.

The lack of community inclusion and isolation feed into this paranoid charlatan's ravings.   A crazy guy like Vanderboegh is the result when one lets paranoid, irrational thoughts control one's mind and simmer, uncorrected, for several years. 

lee.e.hilliard
lee.e.hilliard

OH Juan_Leg, thank you very much. Your ignorance as to how a firearm works is sweet music to my ears.  

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I hope his firearm misfires & the stray bullet finds it's way between an observing officer's two eyes ...


ShibesMeadow
ShibesMeadow

@Jon_S Fuck you and your "commonsense regulations". You hate white people -- and therefore your opinion means squat. You and your fellow haters will not limit my liberty no matter how many idiotic laws you pass. 

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

@Tooth_and_Nail Kinda sounds like a bunch of grown-up adolescents who never outgrew their GI Joe toys, right? 

Either that, or Dungeons and Dragons.

sjfalcigno
sjfalcigno

Again, I'm going to drive the point home into your thick skull...there is a reason parents tell their children not to talk to strangers or get in their car under any circumstances; and that is because although it would great to create your ideal "community" bubble to live inside, reality dictates you will not keep evil out.

This is MY QUESTION FOR LIBERALS! How far are you willing to go to create your perfect bubble to live inside? Are you willing to lay aside the 2nd Amendment or the whole Constitution in your pursuit of chasing evil down? And when you've put down the law and have no defenses in your pursuit, what will you do when Evil turns around on you?

No, I'll keep the law as it is for my own sake and you can keep your pretend bubble world. Heck, you could always go live in your choice of communist countries that have "no guns"&are really "safe!"

Tooth_and_Nail
Tooth_and_Nail

@yodownmuthalicka

I'm sure you will be the one who attempts enforcing all these laws. You are just trying to push others into a conflict you feel will not touch you. That remains to be seen because no one can know with certainty what will play out from this point. I feel you do not understand what you are causing by pushing this tyranny on peaceful patriots, who will change their peaceful ways if they have no other choice. Accepting life under further tyranny isn't an acceptable alternative. We will never surrender our inalienable rights in a shameful act of cowardice. We will fight tooth and nail to resist in an intelligent and powerful manner, according to the degree of success cowards like you have in escalating things.

It will be a resistance that will easily sustain long enough to see the manipulated pawns fighting it just stop. Even those who go along with enforcing this kind of tyranny aren't radical leftist for the most part, and they will not be willing to risk themselves to further that agenda for long at all.

 The politicians, media propagandist, and smalltime  waste of life such as you are known, and will not just be forgotten for the seriousness of what the radical left seem intent on pushing innocent patriots into. There doesn't seem to be anyway to stop it when it looks to be their overall goal. The domestic terrorist we have ruling over us seem to want to either win it or lose it all with a designed conflict. They will just head overseas if things go south for them, and could easily never be touched for any crime they commit against us.

We are standing our ground regardless of what we face. We will be openly defiant, and we will never comply under any circumstance. We will fulfill our duty to resist tyranny, and defend our Bill of Rights against the tyrants they were given to defend against. There isn't any doubt to who's on the side of the patriots who built this country, and those who are the tyrants destroying our basic inalienable rights. Our Second Amendment is the last thing we have to keep any of our other rights, and anyone who disarms themselves is shameful and undeserving of those rights. Those who cower will lose everything unless their responsibility is taken up by someone who realizes there are some things worse than death. This is a line that cannot be crossed. The left will not have the fortitude, or the willing enforcers, to be successful in this fight. If they are allowed to continue to their hostile acts against our Constitution, they will spill the blood of as many as they can before they realize their isn't any quick victory for them. Their aren't a lot who can always be manipulated to act as their enforcers. The principled leftist willing to participate in the violence the leadership wages against the American people is not comparable to the principled patriots who out there who believe in the Constitution. The left has no force built on principle to use as pawns in their scheme to undermine everything good this country was built on. They have no ability to sustain their aggression with violence.

WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG

GrinningIIIper
GrinningIIIper

@yodownmuthalicka So how many of us are you willing to kill to see us disarmed?  Let's be frank - that's the only manner in which you'll get your way.  We won't comply unless you kill us.

So. I'll ask again - Hitler: How many of us are you willing to see dead to get our guns?  The 50,000,000 it will take to do the job?  Or do you plan to low-ball it like your President's Mentor Bill Ayers, who felt that it would only take murdering 25,000,000 of us to "get the job done?"


Festering under the intolerant hate-mongering skin of every liberal is a raving mass-murdering statist just chomping at the bit to unleash a 4th reich on us plebes. 

For our own good of course.  Always for our own good.

GrinningIIIper
GrinningIIIper

@Juan_Leg You're just peevish that the police and sheriff's deputies are as unhappy as the gun-owners with regards to CO going "full retard" - thanks to the leftist locust swarm that has descended upon it like a biblical plague.  

Like an invasive species, the moonbats destroy every environment they are introduced into.  And never forget - they always get around to the gulag's and cattle-cars given enough power - for their intolerance and hate is a thing of legend.  They can't help themselves, for their evil, violence, and the theft of liberty they promote is done with the approval of their own conscience.  

You see...

Lives destroyed and wealth squandered under the liberal grind-stone is to them an acceptable price to pay in the pursuit of their magnificent utopia - and if their "perfect paradise on earth" really looks like "hell on earth," then you must be a racist, extremest who has not been properly educated!

FrozenPatriot
FrozenPatriot

More accurately, we understand our rights, where they came from, and how rare, in the history of mankind, our opportunity is to enjoy and defend them. We see the encroaching diminishment of those rights, forcefully enacted by individuals who have neither our liberty or safety in mind, but rather their means and domain by which they may control people. We prefer to be left alone, in every conceivable way, but are forced to respond to this latest in a long train of abuses and usurpations of our liberty.

sjfalcigno
sjfalcigno

Kook? I'll tell you who is a kook. Anybody who has read a single history book and has the foreknowledge that every genocide in history was preceded by disarming the people first, yet still is so naive to trust men they don't know with "protecting" their life!! THAT is a KOOK!!

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

@Tooth_and_Nail Excuse me, crazy guy, how on earth can you rationally claim, "There isn't any doubt to who's on the side of the patriots who built this country", as if you personally were friends with Ben Franklin or something? Give me a freaking break, pal. 

Whacko! The irrationality of these fringe people is always alarming.

I am actually a gun owner! I own 10+ firearms, and it's beyond reasonable for logical background checks and other registration tools be utilized for the common sense safety of the public. 

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

@GrinningIIIper What a ham-fisted, schizophrenic attempt at a  Strawman Argument. Nice try, buddy.

yodownmuthalicka
yodownmuthalicka

@GrinningIIIper Time to turn off Fox News, pal.


And go on a vacation, for Christ's sake.

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