Dear Mayor Newsom, Acting Police Chief Fong, and The Honorable Judge
Today's www.keepandbeararms.com has an article about a San
police officer and police officers in Southern California who
investigation of one Mr. David Codrea triggered by an email that he
each of you that asked each of you rhetorical questions. That article
a representative of the San Francisco Police Department as stating
investigation is "on going." Amazing! Since when does a
email warrant any official police investigation? Are we still living
Land of the Free, the Home of the Brave? Have the Stars and Stripes
into the Stars and Bars?
For what it is worth, I have a BA With Honors in Political
U.C. Riverside and a J.D. from the School of Law, U.C. Davis. I am an
ex-criminal prosecutor. And from 1972 to date I have been a licensed
of the State Bar in good standing.
I remember vividly how positively oriented I was toward the
to sworn peace officers when I graduated from law school in 1971.
back, I was incredibly naive and uninformed.
Since we are busy, must prioritize, have severe time constraints,
limited attention spans, I will keep this short and go directly to my
I know little about each of you and/or your positions on relevant
and/or your reasons for same. I also appreciate the difference
person and a person's position, plus the difference between a
private convictions and public position.
None of what follows is intended to be an attack on either of you
personally nor on any of your positions.
I am simply expressing my objection to the San Francisco Police
Department investigating David Codrea because of his referenced
I wish each of you well. I harbor no animosities. Generally,
am disgusted with major trends in this nation, in this state, in San
Francisco, and where I live. "Disgusted" is far too mild.
Mr. Codrea's letter to you was, and is, excellent. He is
Articulate. Logical. Persuasive. He excelled at putting a well
cerebral spotlight on what is going on in San Francisco and in this
concur with his reasoning 100%.
I object, unequivocally, intensely, and strenuously, to anyone in
enforcement contacting Mr. Codrea for anything arising from the email
sent you. Grounds: Chilling effect on his responsible exercise of a
Amendment right [and hence, on others, too, by implication] and a
limited public resources and officers' time that would be much better
narrowly focused on real crime, not Mr. Codrea's intelligent,
appropriate use of a vital right enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.
Simultaneously, since one or more persons in civil authority
believes it is their legitimate function to investigate Mr. Codrea,
such an investigation is justified, I urge each of you to do a Google
on my name [Peter J. Mancus] and read ultra carefully what I have
about Liberty, the Constitutional Rule of Law, the Second Amendment,
holding government accountable. I also urge you to do a Google Search
find and to read a certain law review article: "How The Judiciary
Right To Petition" by John Wolfgram. Read. Learn. Think.
As sweeping generalizations, I believe this:
The devil is in the details and in the definitions. Again, words
plastic. . . .
- The United States
Constitution has more domestic enemies than foreign ones;
- Far too
courthouse is where Liberty under the Constitutional Rule of Law is
by governments' agents under color of law;
- Too many judges are not
Guardian of Liberty, and their black robes symbolize the spread of a
virulent version of a legal bubonic plague--statism and collectivism,
is driving Liberty from the land and is allowing a tyranny of the
to defecate on this nation's core principles, reducing the individual
individual rights to legal irrelevancies and expendable anachronisms;
Words are, sadly, far too plastic and far too malleable;
Amendment does guarantee an individual right to bear arms which shall
infringed, which is binding on the states and their subdivisions;
Codrea, Angel Shamaya [Director of KeepAndBearArms,] Brian Puckett
KABA's brain trust] and/or I [and others,] at any moment, can discuss
intelligently the Second Amendment with any one in the entire world,
our own exceptionally well, and convince most listeners that the
Amendment does guarantee an individual right to arms;
- ". . . the
the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." is,
clear, as strong and as unequivocal a "bright line" that anyone can
with words that separates government's powers from the people's
rights . . .
and this is especially true when one factors in the Bill's preamble
construing the Second;
- The Second is every American's CCW permit;
laws that purport to place a prior restraint on the manufacture,
transportation, distribution, purchase, possession, ownership, and/or
carrying of any form of a firearm are unconstitutional, period;
California's CCW laws are unconstitutional;
- Any one who tells you
you must beg them for their permission to carry a firearm for lawful
self-defense or defense of others and/or waive privacy and/or pay a
etc. is an enemy. Hence, Gray Davis, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer,
California legislators, most of California's police chiefs and
many judges are enemies . . . and elitists;
- Peace officers come
various varieties--sworn peace officer, law enforcement officer,
government goon, sociopath, and useful idiots for tyrant wannabees;
- Just as Saddam was dethroned, some judges need to be pulled off the bench;
Most politicians are, at best, political fecal matter;
broken faith with the Founders' and the Framers' vision;
- We were
united before 9-11 and we are even less united now;
- The choice
Liberty and Security is a false one. The two are not mutually
best way to achieve the best reconciliation of the two and the most
is to always "err" on the side of Liberty;
Many cops today are
"enforcers" or worse, meaning they will enforce anything to protect
There is a small, absolute, no compromise, hard
citizens in this nation who have this firm mind set: No more Ruby
No more Waco's!, and this hard core is the nucleus, or catalyst, for
world's largest, latent, guerrilla force--one committed to restoring
Constitutional Rule of Law by force of arms, if necessary, as a last,
desperate, final effort to negate Tyranny;
- This nation's sheeple
recognize the aggression that is being waged against them and their
by language perversion as a weapon. The only aggression they
one nation crossing an international border with arms; and
high that civil authority will make a tragic misstep that will
civil war in this nation, and an armed citizenry will win that
brutish, war. . . .
There seems to be a high correlation among folks who love to
definition of marriage so gays and lesbians can legally "marry" while
simultaneously tweaking "the right of the people to keep and bear
mean "the right of the states to keep and bear arms." Amazing! I have
contempt for intellectuals who attempt, via words, illegitimate
re-definitions, and/or historical revisionism, to take a glove made
the right hand off that hand, turn it inside out and make it fit the
hand. The seams show and expose the dishonesty, the illogic, the
I have zero tolerance with those who flaunt our laws and who
same sex marriage while also championing, whether they realize it or
racist origins, Nazi inspired, elitist, victim disarmament
laws--which is a
much more accurate description for gun control.
I intensely loathe Freedom Haters, Liberty Thieves, and Elitists,
especially those who flaunt our laws and selectively tweak
self-serving ways, while breaking faith with the Framers' vision.
I have more faith in a loaded Remington Model 700 in my hands,
courage, my conviction, my marksmanship skills, and my sense of
do justice, than I do with most cops, most police chiefs, most
most juries. This is because I know where I am on history's time
line, and I
know that because I have done my homework. I know the price paid over
years of human history to achieve "civilization" under a
of Law. And I know when civil authority is waging war against my
which come from God, not from civil authority.
- The greatest measure of individual liberty for all
[regardless of race, sex, age, creed, and/or sexual orientation] per
Constitutional Rule of Law--all of the time, every second of 24/7;
authority functioning Constitutionally; and
- We, the People,
authority accountable and retaining the pragmatic means to do
that--unregistered, privately owned, firearms.
I also concur with Patrick Henry: Be hyper vigilant. Guard with
Liberty. Look askance at anyone who approaches the flame of Liberty.
prepared and willing to keep that flame burning, no matter what.
I equate a San Francisco police officer investigating Mr. David
because of the email he sent you as akin to someone getting too close
snuffing out the flame of Liberty. Back off! Stop this nonsense. Have
real crime to solve, to deter, in San Francisco?
To the extent that any of you are alarmed by Mr. David Codrea's
responsible exercise of his First Amendment rights, and/or think the
Amendment does not guarantee an individual right to keep and bear
is binding on the states and/or that I or anyone must beg some police
or sheriff for his or her permission to carry a firearm for lawful
self-defense and/or lawful defense of another, we are in a state of
war, you are my enemy and you are a domestic enemy of the United
Unlike most political whores, I make it a point to make myself
to where I stand.
To the extent any of you might experience mental vapor lock
anything written here or elsewhere, you need a reality check.
This is still the United States of America. California and San
are still a part of the Union. To the extent any of you try to reduce
Stars and Stripes to the Stars and Bars those who are serious about
will show you their colors: The "DON'T TREAD ON ME" banner.
It is extraordinarily hypocritical for San Francisco's civil
to violate California's marriage laws for the reasons given to
justify same while at the same time having a long established
[infamous to my way of thinking] of championing more unconstitutional
disarmament laws. That leadership excels at manifesting bizarre
arising from disjointed thinking, selective focus, and self-serving
re-definitions, using language perversion as a peaceful but hostile
of aggression against vital rights.
If the commander of a foreign army posted in Union Square in San
Francisco an edict that no one may have a firearm in a public place
his permission, most Americans would be incensed, many would disobey,
many would initiate war with that invading army. But, Acting Chief
her many predecessors] have, in effect, via California's CCW laws,
same thing. I see no material difference whether the edict is posted
commander of a Japanese, a German, a Soviet, or a Red Chinese Army as
opposed to a home grown police chief.
Individually and collectively [with a possible/probable (?)
for Judge Warren (his thoughts regarding issuing an injunction, etc.,
very well be legally well supported),] your conduct has probably
ratcheted us closer to civil war. This is because these San Francisco
shenanigans [violating California's marriage laws, CCW laws, and
needless chilling effect on the exercise of First Amendment rights]
exceedingly well how civil authority is hypocritical and has
David Codrea, in my judgment, has an absolute Constitutional
come to San Francisco with a loaded firearm and to circulate in
same, without any one's damn permission required. Ditto an unlimited
of others. To permit is to control, and control is the antithesis of
Liberty. You folks are supposed to be public servants, not public
If that scenario [Mr. David Codrea or more circulating in San
armed without your permission] scares any of you, I say this:
A powerful, compelling argument can be made that San Francisco,
state, and this nation would be much better off to the extent that
of citizens did simultaneously exercise their Second Amendment
especially in the core major urban areas. But too many senior cops,
politicians and judges in this state want cops to have a monopoly on
the streets. But, the Constitution was written to make the nation a
where individual liberty flourishes, not where the streets are safe
better that you be afraid of an armed citizenry bold enough to dare
exercise a vital right than the citizenry be afraid of you and
you function Constitutionally those arms in the hands of citizens who
respect you because you function constitutionally are your best
policy that you will never be removed from office illegally [via a
by a foreign invader, etc.]
Today, all cops are volunteers. Their retirement pay is among the
for any occupation, especially in California. Statistically, very few
are killed on the job. Fishermen have a much higher death rate.
When the streets are safe for cops they are unsafe for citizens.
Any cop who is against citizens being armed on the streets
damn CCW permit should undergo an attitude adjustment or quit.
Most cops are not protectors. Often, they are, at best, chalk
drawers. Many are badge heavy, constitutionally illiterate, mislead,
undertrained, and warped. Too many function as an occupying force
than as peace officers who are constitutionally sensitive. Many wipe
ass with the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments.
And, too many judges and prosecutors routinely wink and nod at
testilying in court.
Questions: Since the Ninth Circuit held that there is no
right to arms, when, if ever, is local/state civil authority going to
the confiscation of all individually owned firearms? Who has the
issue that order? To try to enforce it?
If you want to heal your city, this state, and this nation, at a
minimum, do this: Keep the faith with the Framers' vision. Construe
Second Amendment as guaranteeing an individual right to arms. Roll
forms of prior restraint laws against firearms and their owners. Do
not be a
Freedom Hater nor a Liberty Thief. Read and obey the Constitution's
commands. Honor the Peoples' rights--all of them. Manifest integrity.
stop issuing worthless San Francisco same sex marriage licenses. Such
licenses have the utility of a used condom after the first use of
With kindest regards, I remain,
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