Category Archives: 021 Second Amendment

Democrats Say Guns Owned by Millions of Americans Are Good Only for Mass Murder

“Why does the Times understand percentages when it comes to people with psychiatric diagnoses but not when it comes to people with guns? Probably because fear and loathing of firearms prevent its editorialists from thinking straight. But in light of these numbers, it seems quite unlikely that a ban on so-called assault weapons—even if it somehow eliminated the millions of ‘assault weapons’ already in circulation, and even if murderers did not simply switch to other, equally lethal guns—would have a noticeable impact on gun violence, let alone that it would ‘end the gun epidemic in America.’

Undaunted by that reality, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), joined by 123 cosponsors, this week announced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2015, which would ‘prohibit the sale, transfer, production, and importation of…semi-automatic rifles and handguns with a military-style feature that can accept a detachable magazine.’ Cicilline did not explain what he means by ‘a military-style feature,’ and so far I have had no luck locating the actual text of his bill. But assuming it resembles the ‘assault weapon’ ban that Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) proposed in 2013, the prohibited features are things like pistol grips, barrel shrouds, threaded barrels, and folding stocks.”

(Via.) Reason.com <—read more here

Obama meets Bloomberg as he prepares order on guns

“As his administration prepares an executive order tightening access to guns, President Barack Obama met Wednesday with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a proponent of new gun laws who has become the chief enemy of the National Rifle Association.

Obama has met with a series of gun control advocates in recent weeks as his aides complete work on a potential order expected to expand background checks on gun sales by closing the so-called ‘gun show loophole.’

A timeline on the order — which has been tangled in legal and administrative questions — is still unknown. The President met with former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, who was gravely wounded during a 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona, on December 4 to discuss gun control.

But even as he works to tighten access to firearms, a new survey shows dwindling support for an outright ban on assault weapons, which both Obama and Bloomberg have advocated as a means to prevent gun deaths.”

(Via.) CNNPolitics.com

Banned and “dangerous” weapons found for sale on Amazon.co.uk

How far our British cousins have fallen. In this case, the British press inadvertently serves as a functionary of the state, helping to disarm more innocent British citizens and thereby leaving their fellow citizens as helpless victims in waiting.

At this point in history, the British people should be seriously rethinking their centralized approach to security.  

“Internet retailer Amazon has reportedly been found to have had a number of illegal and dangerous weapons for sale to UK customers on its website.

As an investigation by The Guardian found, a number of firearms and concealed weapons, many of which are illegal under UK law, were freely available to the public on Amazon.

In test purchases, the paper was reportedly able to buy a Kimber Pepper Blaster II, a firearm which shoots powerful pepper spray at high speeds, a Gotcha Cap, a hat which conceals a knuckleduster-style bladed weapon under the brim, and a Zap Light, a stun gun which looks like an ordinary handheld torch, all of which are illegal under laws like the Firearms Act 1968 and the Offensive Weapons Act 1996.”

(Via.) The Independent

Nothing to Fear But the Fearful Themselves

“When I first learned of the recent attacks in Paris, a chill went down my spine. ‘No,’ I thought, ‘This is all happening too fast.’

I was terrified. I was not terrorized, mind you. What happened in Paris was tragic, of course. But I was not so ignorant and innumerate as to think the kind of violence it represented was a statistically significant direct threat to myself and my loved ones. I was fully cognizant that, even with the recent uptick in terror attacks, the probability of my family ever being caught up in one was vanishingly minuscule. I am more likely to be felled by a deer or a bolt of lightning than by a jihadist’s Kalashnikov.”

(Via.) Dan Sanchez <—read more here

THERE IT IS: Democrat Party Organ The New York Times Calls for Forcible Gun Confiscation

“The press release outlet best known for its fanatical dedication to the socialist agenda — you may know it as The New York Times — has finally issued the Democrats’ long sought-after call for government confiscation of America’s guns.

It is a moral outrage and a national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed specifically to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency.

Of course, the Times fails to note that the recent Paris terror attacks (and many other examples of mass shootings in Europe) occurred under strict gun control regimes. They refuse to describe how disarming law-abiding citizens might prevent killings by Jihadists and the criminally insane (but I repeat myself).

Oh, and box-cutters were used to kill 3,000 Americans on 9/11. A home-made IED killed and crippled more than 100 people at the Boston Marathon. Knives and automobiles are the weapons of choice these days for slaughtering Israeli Jews.

The enemies of mankind will always find ways to kill en masse. Disarming Americans is not only unlawful and functionally impossible, it is a predicate for more terror and tyranny. But The New Democrat Times knows that, of course.”

(Via.) www.independentsentinel.com

EXCLUSIVE: Feds illegally maintain registry of firearm owners; media fails to report it

“To be very clear, the NICS system is retaining records of legal purchases, it is sharing that information with other agencies, it is retaining and sharing information containing enough detail to match the purchaser to a government created list, and now the US government is publicizing the fact that it is doing this even though it is a violation of federal law.

This comes at a time when the government is making another power-grab for firearms. If we can’t trust the government to obey its own laws, how can we trust them with more power? This revelation leaves those seeking sensible reform to a shoddy gun control system in the lurch. It has become clear the only way to avoid having your firearms purchases tracked and registered by the federal government is to exploit the ‘gun show loophole’ so many want to close.”

(Via.) The Fifth Column <—Read more here

Have Democrats Found a Foolproof Way to Pass Gun Control?

The threat is real, and anyone with their thinking cap on can see it coming… Fortunately, a lot of people are switching on and figuring it out for themselves.

“Bucking our society’s leftward lurch has been public opinion on two issues, pre-natal infanticide and Second Amendment-protected rights. In fact, leftists were very quiet on gun control for a long time after some analysts attributed former vice president Al Gore’s 2000 election loss to advocacy of the position. But now gun control is back, and Democrats have finally perhaps found a foolproof formula for passing it: Tie it in with the fight against terrorists. Writes the Associated Press:”

(Via.) TNA: <— Read more here.

Please, Dear Leader — Ban Firearms By Decree

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“Dr. Barbara LeSavoy, gun confiscation advocate and Director of Women and Gender Studies at The College at Brockport in New York, may be the authentic embodiment of contemporary totalitarian leftism. She might be LARPing – that is, Live-Action Role-Playing – in the character of a self-lobotomized ideological drone. Or perhaps she’s in the middle of an immersive, Andy Kaufman-style long-form comedy sketch.

Either she, or the character she is playing, is the post-feminist equivalent of the New Soviet Man. Programmed at a chromosomal level to think and act in collectivist terms, LeSavoy looks upon Barack Obama with the same enraptured, unalloyed devotion once directed at Stalin and Mao by their most dutiful cadres.

To her, Obama is social justice incarnate. Anointed by history and endowed with powers that are coterminous with his magnificence, he can change society by decree. Delusions of that variety were at high tide in the summer of 2008, when every syllable Obama read from a teleprompter caused adoring women to disintegrate into uncontrollable weeping.”

Pro Libertate <—Read more here

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Concealed Carry License Heros are Not a Myth

Despite what the gun centralists want you to believe, heroic concealed carriers do exist ‪#‎CCWNoMyth‬

“Chicago police said Monday they won’t charge a customer with a concealed carry license who shot and killed an armed man during an attempted robbery of a store on the city’s southwest side.

Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says investigators classified the shooting as self-defense after they reviewed witness statements and surveillance videos from the store and currency exchange.

A masked man walked into a store and currency exchange Saturday evening on the city’s southwest side, displayed a handgun and announced a robbery to an employee, Guglielmi said. The gunman then pointed his weapon at another employee and forced her to the back of the store.”

(Via.) Fox News <—read more here

Gun-related crime plunge shows individuals have the power to change the world

According to a Congressional Research Service study, the purchase of 170 million guns over 10 years (around one for every two people in the whole country) coincided with a 51% drop in violent crime. While this correlation doesn’t necessarily prove causation, at the very least it does seem to disprove a reverse causation (that more guns don’t cause more violent crime), and strongly suggests that private firearms ownership has, in fact, been great for public safety.

Hiding in this relative no-brainer result of firearms ownership is an even greater lesson: we don’t need to appeal to government for change. So much of the back-and-forth of the gun debate has revolved around changing laws, either to further restrict firearms ownership or to deregulate. Of course, it’s important to make sure the government doesn’t get in the way of good ideas, and as such we need to keep fighting for gun rights in legislatures around the country. But the real change happens when citizens roll up their metaphorical sleeves and act on their own.

(Via.) Liberty Upward

Details of Lafayette theater shooter John Houser surface: Alcohol, denied weapons permits, depressed…

Understanding that often preliminary reports can be wrong, this is what we believe we are learning so far: 

The Russell County Sheriff told reporters that his office denied Houser (the alleged shooter) a pistol permit in 2006 (this isn’t the first time a killer has been denied firearms licensing). Lesson – gun control can’t stop a decentralized threat. People will kill people, with or without firearms, prisons prove this.

Houser was of sound enough mind not to attack a gunshop, shooting range, or LE office. Again confirming something that everyone who pays any attention already know: Bad guys like to attack soft targets (your typical “gun free zones,” like us military bases, recruiting offices, schools, churches, businesses, post offices, etc.). Bad things like mass-murdrs and active shooter scenarios tend to happen just about anywhere innocent people are likely to be at a disadvantage by being disarmed. This in turn takes away a innocent persons ability to more safely import keltic force at a distance, and more quickly than he could possibly address threats without a firearm.

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Other states, research demonstrate safety of campus carry, despite detractors’ doubts

“Since the Texas Legislature began debating campus carry earlier this year, debate has raged over the issue on college campuses around the state. Proponents have espoused security benefits and the expansion of Second Amendment rights as benefits of the legislation, which was signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott on June 13th. Detractors have largely cited safety concerns, claiming that the stressful nature of a campus environment will inevitably lead to instances of gun violence under the new law.

As an individual who went through the extensive background check, class and firearm proficiency assessment required to obtain a concealed handgun license in the state of Texas, I’ve been somewhat perplexed by opponents’ allegations that my carrying a concealed weapon while walking along the south side of Dean Keeton as opposed to the north side, or along the east side of Guadalupe as opposed to the west side, would somehow pose a new danger to campus.

In an attempt to answer that very question — Am I, or other concealed carriers, actually dangerous to college campuses? — I contacted Steve Mecham, chief of the Utah State University Police Department, located in a state with roughly two and a half times the number of permitted concealed carriers per capita as Texas. Upon being asked if campus carry had caused any safety concerns at Utah State since Utah’s implementation of the law in 2006, Mecham replied that the only concern campus carry has presented is the accidental, unintentional exposure of a weapon on campus approximately once a year. Mecham explicitly stated that his department has no crime involving a person in legal possession of a firearm at Utah State on record.”

(Via.) The Daily Texan <—Read more here

Uber and Domino’s Drivers Held at Gun-Point, but One Driver Had a Secret Weapon

 “An Uber driver in Queens, New York, and a pizza delivery guy in Hollywood, Florida, were both held at gunpoint last week. What happened next to each driver could not have been more different.

The NY Daily News reports that just one week after Uber issued a strict anti-firearm policy for their employees and customers, a New York Uber driver was robbed. Staring down the barrel of a rifle, he handed over all of his money, and the gunman fled the scene.

The day before, Slayde Henry, a Domino’s delivery driver in Hollywood, Florida, was also held at gunpoint. However, what the would-be robbers didn’t know is that Henry was carrying a concealed handgun.”

(Via.) ijreview.com <—Read more here

Detroit woman wounded in shootout with home invaders | News – Home

Good thing this woman had access to a firearm. I know that there are a lot of people out there that think she shouldn’t, but I’m not one of them.

“A Detroit woman defended herself with gunfire early Tuesday morning when a group of men broke into her home.

The woman, who goes by the nickname Ms. Dee, said she was jolted awake around 2 a.m. when one of the men broke through her bedroom window of her home on Whitehill and pointed a gun in her face. Three or four more men followed behind.

‘I was able to get to my gun. They didn’t know I had it. By that time, it was just gunfire,’

She was hit in the foot and is expected to be OK. She said she believes at least one of the men was also shot.”

(Via.) News – Click on Detroit

Concealed carry permit holder fends off teen robbers

“Two teens attempted to rob a couple outside of a Tampa restaurant Friday night, but both ended up in police custody after the male victim, who is a concealed weapons permit holder, turned the tables on the suspects.

As part of an evening out, the couple had just enjoyed dinner at a Shells restaurant and were walking to their vehicle in the parking lot when they were approached by the teens, who were later identified by police as Reginald Smith and Jeremiah Walker. Smith was armed with a gun. Tampa Police Lt. Michael Stout told a local Fox affiliate that the teens were hiding in the bushes and rushed the couple while Smith aimed the gun at them.

The suspects demanded cash and cell phones and the couple complied. But when the woman attempted to flee back toward the restaurant, Smith pointed the gun directly at her. At that point, fearing for the safety of the woman, the male victim reached into his pocket, pulled out his own pistol and shot Smith in the leg.”

(Via.) guns.com <—Read more here

Those Pushing for a Constitutional Convention Are Looking to Delete Your Right to Self-protection by Eliminating the Second Amendment.

Those pushing for a Constitutional Convention or “Con-Con” are looking to strip your Second Amendment rights; of course your rights shouldn’t be subject to any vote, bill, law, or any court ruling in the first place – if they were subject to debate, you have a privilege, not a right. 

Pro-gun centralizers are hoping a Con-Con will ensure the Second Amendment is written out of any new Constitution. Many good people fall for the “limited convention” argument, but a Con-Con can’t be limited, it’s a pipe dream – as the article states and full heartedly supports.

“The good news is that 24 states (out of the required 34) have passed resolutions calling for a convention to change the Constitution, at which we would be able to incorporate Justice Stevens’ life-saving rewording of the Second Amendment.

Granted, the states that have signed on to a constitutional convention were led by legislators intent primarily on adding an amendment to balance the federal budget. But once such a convention convenes, every amendment is on the table.

And there is no reason that we can’t make good use of the opportunity to solve the most vexing and painful problem in America.”

(Via.) Daily Southtown <—Read more here

Montana teen pushes to put armed teachers proposal up for vote

 “A 17-year-old Montana youth is seeking enough signatures to add a ballot referendum asking voters if teachers in the state should be allowed to carry concealed handguns on campus.

Chet Billi, a junior at Whitefish High School, filed paperwork with the Montana Secretary of State last week for the first voter initiative proposed so far for the 2016 ballot. The student decided to take action after legislation to allow teachers to carry on campus tanked in the state Senate. With that in mind, he decided to get involved.

‘I’m bothered by the fact that when school shootings happen, the first thing people want to do is take guns away from the people who could stop it,’ Billi told KTVQ.

His proposal would be a simple up or down vote on whether teachers, administrators and faculty at schools in Montana should be able to lawfully carry a concealed firearm on school grounds.”

(Via.) Guns.com <—Read more here

Bloomberg’s Gun Centralizing Group “Everytown” Loses Big in Nevada

 

“Say goodbye to handgun registration in and around Las Vegas, Nevada. On Monday, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 175, abolishing Clark County’s ‘blue card’ handgun registration system while ushering in a host of other pro-gun changes to state law.

Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, Everytown, tried hard to defeat the bill. The bill contains several provisions that expand and protect the right to carry and use firearms for self-defense. First, it extends Castle Doctrine protection to people who use firearms to defend themselves in their vehicles. Next, it provides greater protection against civil lawsuits, to those who use firearms to defend themselves against certain violent criminals. It also extends Right-to-Carry permit reciprocity to a greater number of states and strengthens state preemption of local gun control ordinances.”

(Via.) NRA-ILA <— Read more here

House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance

“House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance.

The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement.

‘We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns,’ Maloney said in a statement. ‘The results are clear: car fatalities have declined by 25 percent in the last decade, but gun fatalities continue to rise.’

Maloney said auto insurance carriers incentivize drivers to take precautions to reduce accidents, but no such incentives exist for firearm owners.”

(Via.) TheHill <—Read more here

In Gun Control Controversy, Can Americans Handle the Truth?

“The United States’ current obsession with the question of gun control must seem absurd to the people of the Middle East, where every country is eternally embroiled in civil war or fighting off aggressive neighbors. People there clearly see the value of armed citizens protecting themselves against marauding rebels, brutal religious factions and corrupt governments.

In parts of the world such as Mexico, South America and numerous African nations, the brutal murder and wholesale slaughter of men, women and children take place almost every day. Their helpless citizens would welcome guns to protect themselves and their families. They would see America’s gun control advocates as extraordinarily naive to believe that it is all right to be defenseless in your own home and trust the local police force to protect them. In their countries, there is no such thing as an honest policeman, bands of lawless citizens kill with impunity and every government official is corrupt and dangerous.

Back in the relatively peaceful land of the United States, pro-gun advocates can passionately point to the birth of this great nation. Armed citizens fought back the tyrannical rule of the Motherland with muskets and gunpowder — not with a declaration of independence on a piece of paper. The Spirit of America was reflected in the grit and valor of the early settlers who plunged into the wilderness of the American frontier to sink a stake into ground, swing an ax against a tree to clear the land, and build a home — with only their rifles to protect them against hostile animals and Indians. Back then, no man could have had any hope of protecting his family, or surviving the Wild West, without his trusty Colt and Winchester…

…In considering the question of gun control, the real question is not whether we need assault rifles or a better review process of those who want to own them. Rather, it is whether we as human beings should embrace the violence that bred us throughout history; or trust in the continued good judgement of reasonable men — in our government and across the street — that can make us more than animals in our daily lives. “

“Continued good judgement of reasonable men — in our government and…”

Seriously?

What judgement of any government officials can ever be called “good”?

The political class is generally understood to consist mainly of sociopathic liars “…rogues and vagabonds, frauds and scoundrels,” and the entire system they serve is based upon the fallacious belief that men can nobly exercise “authority” over his fellow man.

These same sociopaths have the protection of the states guns as protection from everyone else not in the privileged class.

I am with Bob Owens on this one, “Those of us who understand history and who learn from it will keep our arms, thank you very much.”

(Via.) Mario Almonte via Huff Post <—Read more here

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