The best way to deal with a bully…

…is to make it clear that he’ll be in a real fight if he keeps on the way he’s going.

Bullies don’t behave the way they do due to a lack of “self-esteem”. In fact, they have no shortage of self esteem whatsoever. They push the weak around for one, simple reason: It’s fun. They get enjoyment out of tormenting others. This is true whether the bully is on a playground or in elective office. However, bullies don’t like to pay a price for their fun. As soon as a potential victim turns out to be dangerous, the bully backs down. He’s not out to get into a fight; that’s not fun.

A bully named Rick Almberg learned that it stops being fun when the victim hits back.

Rick Almberg is a city councilman in Oak Harbor, WA. He tried to bully a wounded veteran who was legally carrying a firearm at a city council meeting. It wasn’t only Councilman Almberg who was playing the  role of a bully in Oak Harbor. The city council had voted to ban firearms from city parks and the marina. Last Tuesday, the bullied pushed back…

The council was met by 160 people Tuesday night, many who were packing heat.

There were handguns in holsters and rifles slung over shoulders and an unknown number of people concealing their weapons as the Oak Harbor City Council met. Many attended the meeting to show support for veteran Lucas Yonkman who Councilmember Almberg tried to have kicked out of City Hall last month, including Joe Hawkins who openly mocked him. “Mr. Almberg I just want you to know that I have a concealed ham sandwich right here I don’t want you to get up and walk away,” he chuckled.

Most attended the meeting to oppose the city’s ban on guns in parks and the marina. The Second Amendment Foundation had threatened to sue if the ordinance wasn’t overturned.

Sandy Peterson spoke out against the ordinance. “If the city council members are intimidated by people exercising their Second Amendment rights to bear arms, perhaps they need to examine what it is about that that makes them uncomfortable,” she said.

William Frail had an M-1 rifle on his shoulder as he testified. “Sir, my mother was Jew,” he said. “My family went to the chambers. I will not go into the night quietly while these two ask me to board the train.”


The city council backed down and reversed their earlier vote. The ban was repealed.

I guess it just wasn’t fun anymore.