"BAD GUN LAW" GROWS IN BROOKLYN
By Nicki Fellenzer
realize this column is called “Taking Aim.” I further realize
that my modus operandi in the past has been to
write a regular editorial “Taking Aim” at some freakish
act of an anti-freedom maggot. However, my last column,
in the form of a letter to Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois,
had a huge impact of those who read it, so…
like to continue the tradition of taking direct aim at the
subject of my ire and publishing it for the whole world
subject in question this week is Charles Hynes. You may have
heard of him. He’s the Brooklyn District Attorney with the
common sense of plywood and the moral compass of a rabid wildebeest,
who insists on wielding his power over the “little people”
by prosecuting Ronald Dixon – a man who had the temerity to
use a firearm to defend his family from a home invader without
the permission of the nanny state.
free to use the following letter as a template to send your
own thoughts to this odious little dictator. The Brooklyn
DA’s website is: http://www.brooklynda.org/
Director of Public
Information: Jerry Schmetterer -
probable email address (judging by the others on that site)
You disgust me.
learned over time that public officials often wield their
power like a whip over the people who elected them. I’ve learned
that an oath to most creatures who seek public office is little
more than a photo op. And I realize that most petty dictators
are simply impotent little nothings, who like to compensate
for their powerlessness by imposing their irrational will
on the very people who elected them to serve the public.
your abhorrent treatment of Ron Dixon makes even the lowest
form of tyrannical oppression appear benign. I thought I’d
seen or read about every form of human depravity possible…
…but then I encountered
difficult for a decent human being to comprehend how a man
who shot a home invader who had just entered the room of his
baby son can be treated like a common criminal by the very
government he trusts to protect him, but then you aren’t very
decent, are you?
near impossible for any thinking, logical individual to accept
as rational that a man has the right to protect his home,
but will be punished for using the most effective means available
to him to do so. But then again, logic doesn’t seem to be
your strong point.
And for the life of me, I cannot fathom how you can sleep
at night knowing that your pathetic and ignorant vendetta
against Ron Dixon could cost this loving father his career,
his livelihood and his freedom. But, then again, vampires,
who suck the blood of their innocent victims, operate at night
and don’t sleep, do they?
kind of immoral monster are you?
mind that the depraved, mindless regulations New York has
foisted upon its citizens by forcing them to register their
tools of self-defense are unconstitutional.
mind that such superfluous bureaucratic hoops will never stop
any criminal from obtaining and using firearms in the commission
of crimes. (Reference the law of Supply and Demand)
mind even that this veteran of the Armed Forces, who had moved
to your God-forsaken, crime-ridden socialist hellhole was
in the process of registering his private property with your
mind all that. Let’s focus on your absurd contention that
Dixon had no right to have that gun, as you were recently
quoted in a news source. "We're not disputing that
Mr. Dixon had a right to shoot the person who broke into his
house. But he had no right to have that gun." Putting
aside the glaring contradiction in that statement - are you
familiar with a little document called the United States Constitution,
Mr. Hynes? It’s a small, inconsequential article that is the
LAW OF THE LAND. Let me remind you what the Second Amendment
to that document says:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security
of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear
Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with historical quotes from
the Founding Fathers confirming the right of Ronald Dixon
to own that gun. Contrary to what many of my acquaintances
claim, I doubt you’re ignorant – callous and sanctimonious,
but not ignorant.
As far as I can remember New York is still part of the United
States, isn’t it? It’s still bound by the Constitution, right?
So, when did petty wannabe dictators in three-piece suits
acquire the power to pick and choose from the Constitution
only the parts that appeal to them, like a cheap buffet?
Let’s get something straight, Mr. Hynes: no pathetic little
would-be tyrant has the right to decide what Mr. Dixon’s
rights are, especially when those rights are clearly enumerated
in the US Constitution. Let’s get another thing straight,
Mr. Hynes: regardless what absurd laws and regulations the
brainless lot of politicians in New York saw it fit to pass,
the moral principle doesn’t change. The God-given right to
defend oneself using the most effective tool on the market
– a firearm – cannot morally become a criminal act, simply
because a band of frothing, anti-freedom zealots declare it
I get the distinct impression your pious braying about the
law, about just consequences and about the holy virtue of
prosecuting gun crimes is just so much smoke and mirrors.
What you’re really trying to do is conceal your impotence
by making an example out of a righteous man – by making a
criminal of a peaceable citizen through bureaucracy.
You see, Mr. Hynes – we, the people know criminals don’t care
about gun registration laws. We the people also know that
the vast majority (80%) of criminals who commit crimes using
firearms don’t register them, but rather obtain them through
illegal means. And we the people furthermore realize that
registering the private property of law-abiding, peaceable
citizens will do nothing to prevent crime. We realize you’re
frustrated and powerless against the criminal element. You
can’t stop them from obtaining guns, so the only thing you
can do is make an example of Ronald Dixon to show that you’re
capable of doing SOMETHING – even though that something is
morally and ethically abhorrent. We also know prosecuting
“gun crime,” reflects positively on you on paper.
Question is – how does your paltry campaign against Ron Dixon
sit on your conscience? How does it feel to look at your own
powerlessness and sacrifice Ron Dixon at the altar of your
own inadequacy? How does it feel to ruin a man’s life just
to put another notch on your prosecutorial bedpost?
I hope you’re ashamed.
I hope every last Brooklyn resident who ever cast a vote in
your direction is ashamed.
You disgust me.
Nicki is a US Army veteran, who spent nearly four
years in Frankfurt, Germany on active duty at the American
Forces Network. She is a former radio DJ and news anchor and
a Featured Writer and Newslinks Director for Keepandbeararms.com.
She is also a contributing editor to the National Rifle Association's
newest monthly magazine, Women's Outlook and writes occasionally
for the Libertarian Party. She resides in Virginia with her
family. We are also proud to have Nicki as regular contributor
to Armed Females of America.
Navy veteran Ron Dixon, a father of two, had never been
in trouble with the law. Then, early one morning, Dixon
shot a burglar who had broken into his Brooklyn, N.Y.,
home. The intruder, a career criminal who's been arrested
19 times, survived. A local paper called Dixon a hero
for protecting his family. Because his gun was not licensed,
Dixon has now been charged with "criminal possession
of a weapon" and faces up to one year in jail.
Prosecutors want to jail him on New York's Rikers Island
— the same prison where the burglar was sent. He's been
arrested and charged with "criminal possession
of a weapon" — threatened with up to a year in
jail, because his gun was unlicensed. The district attorney
did offer Dixon a deal — if he pleaded guilty they'd
just put a misdemeanor on his record and lock him up
for just four weekends. AFA has organized a legal defense
fund for Mr. Dixon. If you would like to make a contribution
to defend this travesty please contact Diane
McKeough, AFA NY Director by e-mail.
If you would like to donate to offset the legal fees
for Ronald Dixon the lawyer asks that we make
checks payable to Ronald Dixon and send them
to this address. Please pass this informationl along
to your lists..
Court Street, Suite 702
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