We Must Stop Baseball Bat
A Message from the Coalition to
Stop Bat Violence.
(Formerly known as the Coalition to Stop Gun
[Setting: The Year 2020, six months
after the last privately-owned gun was found and destroyed.]
have finally made All Americans (including intruders) Safe from Gun Violence in
American Homes. But we must continue our struggle to make All Americans
safe from Violence in homes and businesses, and on the
"Adolpho Hernandez was executed today for the Sept. 30,
1988, robbery and murder of 69-year-old Elizabeth Alvarado who was beaten to
death with a baseball bat inside her Lubbock, Texas, home."
family was again devastated one year later, when Elizabeth's granddaughter,
Melissa Ann Garcia, was raped and stabbed to death by Texas death row inmate
Jack Wade Clark." http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/statistics/deathrow/drowlist/clarkjw.jpg)
Although even a light bat can sometimes stop a robbery or other
crime, (e.g., 85 y.o. woman beat robber with cane, http://www.azcentral.com/offbeat/articles/0918RobberCaned-ON.html),
it was proved statistically that Bats are generally not effective for
self-defense against gun violence, as illustrated by cases like
(Pennsylvania shopkeeper armed only with "a nail-studded baseball bat" (i.e., a
mace) is shot and killed while trying to defend the life of a family friend
involved in a "gun battle.")
Fortunately, No Guns are involved in
heinous crimes today. So, Baseball Bats have become statistically more
effective and more popular among those people (particularly homeschoolers and
other separatists) who think they have a right to defend themselves. But
now something must be done about proliferating Bat Violence and unregistered
Bats! See, http://www.flashbunny.org/content/file.8
“Bud” Scoville was beaten with a baseball bat by Robbers outside his bait and
tackle shop in Auburn, NY.
(Charles) Prater, Robbed and Killed by Baseball Bat
Beaten With Baseball Bat, Co-Worker Charged with Attempted Murder.
page (link below) Contains the Image of: One Dead Man, One Pedophile, and
At Least One cold-blooded Baseball Bat-Owning Murderer who used the baseball bat
to break open the skull of the dead man. Can you recognize the baseball
bat owner by looking at the faces?
Death of Vincent Chin - murdered by a Racially Motivated Baseball Bat
KILLED BOY OVER BUCK in New York City
sound of the blow was variously described by the observers as a popping or
cracking noise, or the sound of a baseball bat hitting a ball. ... the victim's
death resulted from being struck in the head with a baseball bat intentionally
wielded by the defendant with great force. We are convinced that a rational
factfinder could have found defendant guilty of intentional second-degree
chased and bashed with an aluminum baseball bat in New York City
"perceived gay" man was hit several times in the head with a baseball bat. http://www.davidclemens.com/gaymilitary/campbell2.htm
robbed with "display" of Bat.
was not Guns that caused these deviant and criminal acts. Guns Don't Kill
People, any more, since now only the Government has Guns.
"Sheriff's deputy Friday morning shot and killed a Lakeland man, who police say
threatened him with a baseball bat during a drug raid." (Saturday, July
27, 2002) http://126.96.36.199/search?q=cache:iXV9jh6HEscC:www.theledger.com/local/local/27shot.htm+%22Jason+Michael+Britt%22+baseball+bat&hl=en&start=1&ie=UTF-8
can 8 officers justify shooting a 60 year old guy armed with a baseball bat?"
incident of Bat Violence above was the fault of irresponsible baseball
bat-manufacturers! Due to the marketing and explosive growth of the Bat
industry since the abolition of private gun-ownership, manufacturers must be
held accountable for the violence they have caused. They must be sued and
legislated out of existence! See, http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/03/09/guns.barr
violence is caused by bats in every place where manufacturers sell bats, even
("Last year, one 17-year-old boy bludgeoned passengers at a trendy Tokyo
shopping district with a baseball bat after a fight with his father; another
beat his mother to death with a metal bat")
And in Brisbane,
Australia, a man was bashed to death while seated in chair, receiving at least
seven blows to the head with a bat. A Judge described the murder as savage
and carried out with "callous indifference to human suffering". The
Murderer, who pleaded guilty said, "who gives a fuck" before being led out of
other murders committed by bats in Australia are cited in:
the UN should get involved with Bat Control, as it did with Guns. Read of
many proven methods for National and International Bat Control at: http://www.armedamerican.com.futuresite.register.com/_wsn/page2.html
here in the United States, irresponsible Bat manufacturers are still promoting
new lines of "Assault" Bats "intended to hit a baseball faster and harder than
the traditional wooden bat" with full knowledge of their propensity to cause
serious injury or death.
See, "Swing Batter Batter" http://www.cfif.org/htdocs/legal_issues/legal_updates/jesters_courtroom/tales.html
Must Stop Bat Violence!
Accordingly, we propose the public
distribution of the following brochure (adopted from the successful but obsolete
brochure at http://www.mppgv.org/SAFE%20brochure.htm
Safety Essentials for Responsible Bat
Safe Bat Ownership
bat ownership means learning and practicing behaviors that will help prevent
needless injury, death and theft.
Record the serial number of your
Check with your local police department to learn the laws about
carrying or transporting bats outside of your home.
Take a bat safety course
and learn how to use and care for your bat. Through a good safety course you
will learn the parts of the bat, the safety features, how to safely care for a
bat, and how to safely handle, aim and swing a bat.
Practice safe bat
Do not allow children or teens to handle or use a bat without
parental or professional supervision.
Know your bat's standard safety
features and use them!
Always handle your bat as if it were lethal.
Uncase your bat only when you are ready to swing it.
Clean and inspect
the bat regularly and carefully.
Check your bat twice before you clean it to
be sure it is locked.
When cleaning your bat, never leave the area. It
should be in your view at all times.
Do not try to fix a bat yourself if it
Dispose of balls properly. Contact your local police for assistance
in disposing of balls - DO NOT THROW THEM in the trash.
Never show off with
your bat or talk about it at a party.
It is your responsibility to keep your bat out of the hands
of those who, deliberately or accidentally, may misuse
Lock your bat. Bats should be stored securely
locked out of sight or reach to minimize the risk that they will be used by
unauthorized others such as children, teens, burglars, or the mentally ill or
Keep the keys to the lock(s) that secure your bat(s)
on your key chain and with you at all times. Keep keys out of reach of children
Remember that when an automatic-swinging or
semi-automatic-swinging bat is left alone in a room, there still may be a ball
in the room. Check the room to be sure it is empty.
Store balls locked up
separately from your bat and away from moisture and heat.
Do not store your
bat or balls with valuables that are likely to be stolen.
Do not store your
bat under a bed, mattress or in an unlocked bedroom drawer.
Methods to lock your bat include the use of one
of the following:
Handle Lock. Handle locks can be purchased
for most bats. The lock on the handle makes it impossible to swing the bat until
the lock is removed with a key. Never use a handle lock on a the striking-end of
a bat. There are no manufacturing standards for handle locks-be sure to choose a
sturdy, well made model.
Padlock. Putting a padlock around
the "handle" makes it difficult to swing. This method is unreliable and does not
work for all bats.
Cable lock. A bat will not swing when a
cable lock is used to stop the bat from swinging, or when the cable is fed
through a hole in the bat. The cable can also be locked around a heavy object
that won't move so that the bat cannot be taken.
Bat Safe. A
bat safe or lock box provides the additional advantage of keeping bats out of
sight. To be effective they must be made of sturdy, hard to penetrate materials
such as heavy gauge steal and have a strong locking
People own bats for several reasons-for hunting, for
target practice or other sports, and/or for self defense.
But no matter why
you own a bat, bat ownership is a serious and full-time responsibility. Almost
as many people die from bat swings each year as die from automobile accidents.
The decision to own a bat should be made carefully and with an understanding
of how the decision could affect your own well-being and that of your family and
Should you decide to become a bat owner, protect yourself and
those you love. As many as half of bat deaths and injuries and much bat
theft can be prevented by practicing safe bat ownership and storage.
above material is available in a brochure through the CTSBV.
you would like more information, please read "A World Without Guns" http://www.nationalreview.com/kopel/kopel120501.shtml
and the following .
Criminologist Don B. Kates and law professor
Dan Polsby succinctly summed up the folly and dangers of civilian disarmament in
Vol. 75 of the Washington University Law Quarterly (1997):
"It is not in
fact true that a world without guns must be a world without violence.
Nonviolence was not the characteristic state of the world before there were
guns, and it is not the characteristic state of the world now in places where
access to guns is practically or legally restricted."
first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Able in the field.
The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club
Association. The true killer was Cain and the reason for the murder could only
be found in Cain's heart." TESTIMONY OF DARRELL SCOTT FATHER OF TWO VICTIMS OF
COLUMBINE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING LITTLETON, COLORADO http://www.tysknews.com/Depts/Insights/testimony_of_darrell_scott.htm
Baltimore Teens charged with First Degree Murder (for beating a sleeping
homeless man to death with a baseball bat) after one bragged to his girlfriend
about "bum stomping."
kids don't consider clubbing someone with a baseball bat 'violence.'" http://www.pacificnews.org/jinn/stories/5.06/990326-richmond.html
not sure why gun violence is worse than knife violence or baseball bat violence
... Conclusion: The more gun control laws are passed, the more
law-abiding citizens will be at the mercy of violent criminals."
no such thing as gun violence any more as a such thing at baseball bat violence,
car violence, or any other type of violence. It's called a crime. The crook did
the crime, not the gun." http://www.msu.edu/~wholihan/gunanti.htm
in the hands of private citizens are the best means for defense of home and
family against criminals, and for restraining the tyrannical tendencies of
the British maximize crime
("a person's chances of being mugged in London are 6 times higher than in New
York City... Government created a hapless, passive citizenry, then took
upon itself the impossible task of protecting it. Its failure could not be more
"CBS News report proclaimed
Great Britain 'one of the most violent urban societies in the Western
world.' ... Defensive gun ownership is entirely illegal [in
Britain], and considered an insult to the government, since it implies that the
government cannot keep the peace. Thus, in one recent notorious case, an elderly
man who had been repeatedly burglarized, and had received no meaningful
assistance from the police, shot a pair of career burglars who had broken into
the man's home. The man was sentenced to life in prison." http://www.nationalreview.com/comment/comment071800c.html
Human Cost of Victim Disarmament - Death by "Gun Control"
the slaughter in in Tianamin Square? The CHINESE PEOPLE DO NOT HAVE GUNS." See
"Guns may kill by thousands or tens of thousands, but
genocide and ethic cleansing slaughter by the millions and tens of millions, and
they can only be instituted effectively against a disarmed population." http://www.locksley.com/6696/guns.htm
has set about killing and terrorizing white landowners, and promising their land
to his supporters."
Mark R. Ferran BSEE scl JD mcl Sept. 25, 2002
See other my other
Farhad Manjoo (of Salon Magazine)
To: Mark Ferran
September 10, 2002 12:47 PM
Subject: RE: We Must Stop Baseball Bat Violence!
This is sort of an off-the-cuff response, but aren't you missing
something key: baseball bats have a purpose other than killing (i.e., baseball),
while guns are designed (no?) to inflict damage upon living beings? You'll agree
that guns do kill more people than baseball bats, right?
From: Mark Ferran
To: Farhad Manjoo (of Salon
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002
Dear Mr. Manjoo, of
Thank you for your thoughtful response.
I believe that the only reason that (today) guns are used to
unlawfully "kill more people than baseball bats," is that those among the people
who would choose to kill without justification (i.e., criminals) find it more
practical to use a gun. But, it is also more practical for the would-be
victim to defend him or herself with a gun, than with a baseball bat. Take
away all guns from such criminals (if you can) and their intended victims, and
there will be MORE BURGLARIES, MORE ROBBERIES AND MORE MURDERS in net, but of
course, more of these crimes will be committed with baseball Bats, knives,
screw-drivers, cars, battery acid in water-guns, etc. HUMANS WILL INVENT THE
TOOLS THEY NEED TO COMMIT THE ACTS THE CHOOSE TO COMMIT. The invention of Guns
did not increase the ability or propensity of Humans to commit crimes. Do
you remember the ancient story of the Priest (Judge) and the Levite (Attorney)
who walked past the Robbed Man? There were no Guns back then, but there
were Robbers, and therefore, Robberies. Back then, people did not travel
without necessity and Caravans (small armies of armed merchants) were invented
to enable commerce, and even back then there were Leaders who were indifferent
to the suffering and victimization of others.
A gun is a metal
tube that contains an expanding gas that propels and ejects a metal projectile
(bullet). The bullet will eventually hit something (e.g., the ground, a
tree, a person, a vehicle, etc.). What it hits depends on what is
there, and upon the direction the gun is pointed at the time it is fired.
The Location of the Firing of the Gun and the Direction that it is Pointing are
ordinarily within the CONTROL OF THE HUMAN holding it. In this respect, a
Gun with Bullet and a Bat with Ball are very similar. A Bat can be used to
propel a projectile (ball) at a target, sometimes with as much energy as a
bullet from a gun- but usually with less accuracy. Both a Baseball bat, and a
gun (a metal tube) can be swung to strike an object or person. (There is a
famous US Supreme Court case in which a man was killed by being struck over the
head with a shotgun. The gun was used as a club, with a fatal result)
Your argument that "baseball bats have a purpose other than killing
(i.e., baseball)" is very ironic. I am quite sure that the Bat was
originally invented by humans as A WEAPON (e.g., THE CLUB). A bat is a
specialized STICK having more mass at one end than the other. Bats were
invented for the same purposes that guns were invented- TO KILL animals
(hunting) and humans (in defense or offense). And, Guns, like bats, have
recreational purposes (targets, skeet, trap shooting, hunting, Olympics).
The usefulness of a Bat for purposes of recreation probably came about when a
band of primitive humans were sitting around, quite bored, AFTER bashing in the
heads of their enemies and raping their wives, discussing what to do next while
feasting on their food.
I would expect that the precursor of
Baseball was the use of a Club to strike and propel the severed Head of a
conquered enemy. In that period, Bats certainly killed "more people than"
guns did. Then thousands of years later, a game like Nine-Pins (bowling)
was invented, probably also using the head of an enemy to strike the upright
clubs. (As I understand it, the after-game in the Aztec version of Soccer was
also played with Human Heads.) Then, hundreds of years later, "Baseball" was
invented. But, the fundamental utility of a Bat AS A WEAPON is unchanged,
which is realized by any person who chooses to commit a crime (without a gun)
and thinks with a human brain for a few seconds about alternative tools.
Humans are predators and, like any other predators,
they act when they have an opportunity. The Weakness and Defenselessness of
other humans is opportunity. What The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is
actually working to accomplish is the return of the Human Species to the level
of primitive barbarism that existed rampant across the world before the
invention of guns, except now under the domination of a Police State.
Anyone who seeks to stop "Gun Violence" by incidentally dis-arming law-abiding
people, is aiding and abetting and facilitating the commission of Robbery,
Burglary, and Murder. That is morally wicked. I am simply trying to
alert people who profess a narrow desire to stop "gun violence" to look ahead to
the probable and natural consequences of their failure to recognize that
"violence" comes from Humans, not from Guns nor from any other Human Invention.
You'll agree that if all privately owned guns are eliminated, Bats will "kill
more people than" guns, right? (Or do you expect that Government-owned
guns will do more killing?)
Mark R. Ferran BSEE scl
JD mcl Sept. 10, 2002
Preaching Resistance To
Tyrants: The Role of American Christian Pastors, Reverends, and Ministers
in Preparing Free Men to Resist Tyrants.
>Send this to your Pastor, Priest, Minister,
"At the time of the American Revolution, the
Congregational clergy of New England were the prominent voice for Civil and
religious liberty in the colonies, as their forefathers had been in the previous
century, here and in England. First of the Revolutionary Preacher Patriots was
Jonathan Mayhew of Boston, having graduated from Harvard College in 1744, he was
regarded as the best preacher in the New England of his day. His most famous
sermon preached at Boston January 30, 1750, the 101st anniversary of the
execution of King Charles 1, declared the people's right to resist tyrants. His
sermon was widely read in the Colonies and Great Britain and has long and
appropriately been called: 'THE MORNING GUN OF THE AMERICAN
When the first blood of the Revolution was
shed [at Lexington] the patriotic preaching of the Reverend Jonas Clarke had
primed their guns."
"The Commonwealth, like the gathered churches,
originated in a covenant, with Christ the Sovereign of both. In his Sermon to
the General Court, Thomas Hooker, the Congregationalist Minister and founder of
Hartford, expounded on the Biblical basis of Congregationalism that "The
Foundation of Authority is laid 1stly in the free consent of people", but
"according to the blessed will and law of God", and closed with the challenge:
"As GOD has given us LIBERTY let us take it".
"I lay down this maxime of Divinitie; Tyranny being
a worke of Sathan, is not from God, because sinne either habituall or actuall,
is not from God; the power that is, must be from God; the Magistrate as
Magistrate, is good, in nature of office, and the intrinsecal end of his office,
Rom. 13:4. For he is the Minister of God for thy good; and therefore a
power ethicall, politick, or morall, to oppresse, is not from God, and is not a
power, but a licentious deviation of a power, and is no more from God, but from
sinfull nature, and the old serpent, then a license to sinne."—Samuel
Rutherfurd, Lex Rex (1644).
"Without a central and supreme legislative power to
regulate the complex machinery of human society in its various parts and
modifications, there would be no security for the preservation of order, or even
of existence. [M]en in their civil relations have the right to enact for
themselves the laws by which they shall be governed [in conformity with] the law
of God [i.e., The Golden Rule]"
"[A] legitimate magistracy is from God, whose
authority Paul calls exousian—lawful, not without law, or an unrestrained
license. As Melancthon said, ‘The authority is to be distinguished from the
person; for Paul loved civil organization and authority, but Nero and Caligula
he execrated as monsters of nature, instruments of the devil, and pests of the
human race.’ ... Hence an impious and unjust tyranny [e.g., acting
"without law"], which is neither from God, as such, nor at all according to the
divine ordination, he excludes as illegitimate from this legitimate obedience
... for in such cases its authority is to be disregarded."
"The tree of liberty must be watered periodically
with the blood of tyrants & patriots alike. ... Resistance to tyrants
is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson
Do YOUR Ministers, Pastors, Reverends, Priests,
Rabbis, Imams, preach Law and Liberty, or instead submission to Lawless
Government and Slavery? Do they even know the difference? A modern example
of a Patriotic American Sermon identifying and justifying Resistance To Tyrants
is posted on the Internet at:
US Supreme Court Permits "Unauthorized
Deprivations" and thereby Declares War Against God and Against The People of the
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