SOMALI PIRATES: Calls to Resurrect the Letters of Marque and Reprisal

 Hamrick, pro se v. United States, et al, U.S. District Court for DC, No. 10-857-JDB
Amended Admiralty/RICO Act Complaint filed October 29, 2010
Second Amendment case for U.S. Merchant Seamen pursued since 2002!

Seeking $19 million in damages for the U.S. Coast Guard’s wrongful Final Agency Action denying my application for a National Open Carry Endorsement on my Merchant Mariner’s Document in 2002 and for judicial extortion, corruption, obstructions of justice, and judicial bias against an unrepresented civil plaintiff. I need an attorney qualified in Admiralty/Maritime Law, RICO Act, Civil Rights and Human Rights Law to represent me on a contingency fee basis.

Natational Open Carry
Via antique via est tuta.
(The old way is the safe way.)

“Every truth passes through three stages before it is recognized.
In the first it is ridiculed, in the second it is opposed,
in the third it is regarded as self-evident”
Arthur Schopenhauer (German philosopher, 1788-1860) 

As I explained before in my earlier posts my Second Amendment case started out as a simple case for judicial review of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Final Agency Action denying my Second Amendment application for National Open Carry Handgun or National Open Carry Small Arms and Light Weapons endorsement on my Merchant Mariner’s Document as an Able Seaman in direct response to mandatory small arms training in the 9mm Barretta, 12ga shotgun, and the M14 rifle as a prerequisite for employment aboard a U.S. Government ammunition ship coming out of the shipyard in Newport News, Virginia in 2002. But for politically ideological judges of the federal courts with bias against Second Amendment cases by unrepresented civil plaintiffs, a double-whammy by judicial standards of personal prejudice of federal judges my every case from 2002 to the present have been dismissed with and without prejudice. Nearly everyone of my motions have been denied these past 8 years while every motion from the Government has been granted. This in itself is, by definition, judicial bias.


It is my view that the architectural construction and framework of the Constitution of the United States (The Four Corners Doctrine), the 6 purposes of the Constitution as stated in the Preamble to the Constitution, the Preamble to the legislative bill for the Bill of Rights, the Bill of Rights itself and the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments intended for every law abiding citizen to be openly armed in intrastate, interstate, and maritime travel for armed self-defense.

True to the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer’s quotation above I have endured the first stage of ridicule, harassment, baseless online Rambo threats, and being banned for life by prominent pro-Second Amendement online discussion forums simply because I advocated National Open Carry in interstate travel as a constitutional norm from 2002 to 2004 roughly speaking.

As I became publicly known in Second Amendment advocacy circles of the Cyber World and the realization set in that I would not give up on my federal court case for Second Amendment rights of U.S. merchant seamen in intrastate and interstate travel and the increasing rate of Somali piracy became increasing reporting in mains-stream media the online flogging of the First Stage passed and I entered the Second Stage of opposition which primarily included the simple act of just being ignored from 2004 to 2008. Nevertheless, I pushed on with my Second Amendment case in the federal courts as an unrepresented civil plaintiff with no help from the NRA, SAF, GOA, JPFO, SAS, or any other pro-gun group other than David Codrea in 2003 but even he eventually lost interest in my case.

I pushed on knowing that the open carry aspect of the Second Amendment is protected by the Ninth Amendment as a vital function of the Common Defence Clause of the Preamble to the Constitution and it is also a fundamental human right to armed self-defense in conjunction with the fundamental human right to life under human rights treaties even though those human rights treaties do not explicity list the human right to armed self-defense. 


Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear.

Truth never damages a cause that is just.

Truth stands, even if there be no public support.

This National Open Carry Movement is beginning to reach the Third Stage of Truth. The Coast Guard’s August 2010 Port Information Matrix summarizes available responses from maritime ports of other nations to a US State Department démarche requesting information on port state laws and restrictions on the carriage of self-defense weapons for vessels operating in high risk waters attached to their Port Security Advisory (PSA) (08-09) Port State Responses to Request for Information Regarding Carriage and Transport of Self-Defense Weapons Aboard U.S. Commercial Vessels, is my evidence of an incremental step to recognizing National Open Carry as the fundamental constitutional norm of the Second and Ninth Amendments. This top down approach, especially with my human rights complaint against the United States at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, will work in restoring our Second Amendment rights. Now is the time for Second Amendment groups like the NRA, SAF, GOA, and JPFO to start supporting my Second Amendment case.

MORE EVIDENCE SUPPORTING NATIONAL OPEN CARRY, UNITED STATES / SOMALIA: Privateers against Somali Pirates, Issue no. 616 dated 22 April, 2010. Several private security firms are trying to re-establish the letter of marque system, which would allow privateers to combat pirates. Access to this article is reserved for subscribers and electronic account holders.

American Patriot Foundation, Inc., A Sampling of Common Blunders and Uncorroborated Statements by Members of Congress about Obama’s Birth and Constitutional Eligibility. No date of publication., Security Industry: Call for Private Forces to Fight Pirates, May 10, 2010.

David P. Goldman’s First Things, Issue Letters of Marque Against Somali Pirates! July 13, 2010.

Matt Loe,, Letter Of Marque: A Review Of Corsairs In the Crosshairs, November 8, 2010.

Alexandra Schwartz, Corsairs in the Crosshairs: A Strategic Plan to eliminate Modern Day Piracy, 5 New York Univ. Journal of Law & Liberty at 510–513 (2010).

Theodore T. Richard’s, Reconsidering the Letter of Marque: Utilizing Private Security Providers Against Piracy, 39 Public Contract Law Journal 411 (Spring 2010).

Nicholas Riccardi, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer, COLUMN ONE: Packing in public: Gun owners tired of hiding their weapons embrace ‘open carry’: Those who wear their guns in full sight are part of a fledgling movement to make a firearm a common accessory. June 7, 2008

YouTube Video: LCL Report, Soldier activist, Open Carry on Base, National Open Carry Day, February 23, 2010

1 thought on “SOMALI PIRATES: Calls to Resurrect the Letters of Marque and Reprisal

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s