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Gun Law That May Really Save Lives

I came across a new Gun Law that has passed the Mississippi Legislature and has been signed by Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant, that may actually save lives. One of the things that I am always complaining about is that of the more than 22,000 gun laws on the books now, none of them has ever saved a life. But alas, we may now have one, and it goes into effect immediately.

Baptist ChurchOf course, this law would not even be necessary if they hadn’t previously passed a Gun Control law that made it illegal in the first place, but this new law now makes it legal for a     Continue reading

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Gun Free Zone Kills Again – This Time It’s The Worst In History

Here we go again. 50 people killed this time and 53 more were injured in a “Gun Free Zone” in Orlando, Florida.  The people never had a chance.  The gay bar, Pulse Nightclub, where all of this went down was posted with “No Guns Allowed” signs.  In addition, Florida law prohibits guns in an establishment that serves alcohol.

gun free killing zoneThis is to some degree, preventable.  Our lawmakers and politicians continue to believe that our society needs what they call “gun free zones”, ostensibly to keep guns out of the building, arena, or gathering place. But are criminals or terrorists going to care about that?  Well not so far as not taking a weapon into the place goes. In fact, they know that it makes for an easy target.  Terrorists will continue to target Gun Free Zones as long as they exist. Let’s face it, Gun Free Zones are     Continue reading

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Gun Free Zones Kill – Now 9 in Charleston, S.C.

Once again liberal law makers have put their own constituents in harm’s way and the unthinkable has happened – 9 innocent victims were needlessly massacred while studying the Bible at their church. When are they going to realize that so called “gun free zones” are no less than a “killing zone” for some gun free killing zonedrugged up or mentally ill wacko who is looking to kill innocents and be assured that no one there will be carrying a weapon and be able to stop him? When are they going to realize that these same wackos intentionally look for gun free zones to carry out their evil plans?

I suppose it’s possible that lawmakers may not even know that they have created a ‘killing zone’ out of a church, but South Carolina statutes clearly state that churches and places of religious study are on the list of places that one may not enter with a gun even if you have a permit for concealed carry or otherwise. They simply created the law to fit their agenda. The thing is that it is not necessary by law for a church to put up a sign with a silhouette of a gun in a red circle and a red line through it. It is not necessary for a church to display a sign stating that it is a “gun free zone” the way schools do. But they may as well put up a sign saying “KILLING ZONE” because that is what is was and is in Charleston, or for that matter, all schools and churches in South Carolina or anywhere else for that matter. A “Gun Free Zone” and/or a sign stating such, will not protect anyone.

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Diane Feinstein Calls for Renewal of Assault Rifle Ban

Well, that didn’t take long.  I thought it would be at least Monday before we heard from the politicians, but I guess I forgot about the Sunday TV shows. In my post from Friday, just two days ago, I predicted that it would be 2-3 days tops before we heard about the assault weapons ban.  And since then, all of the usual suspects have been coming out of the woodwork calling for everything from magazine size restrictions, to banning internet sales of ammunition and now the ever popular “assault weapons ban”.

Feinstein faced off on the gun control issue with Ron Johnson, Republican Senator from Wisconsin, on Fox News Sunday wherein she said, “Weapons of war don’t belong on the street.”  The Senator from California argued that the Federal Government should put a ban on rapid-fire weapons and large magazines.  She further said, “We’ve got to sit down and really come to grips on what is sold to average citizens.”

Senator Johnson insisted, “This isn’t an issue about guns.  It’s about a sick, demented, evil individual.  I don’t think there’s a solution for that in Washington.  We need to look at families and the education system.” He further said such legislation would do little to curtail mass killings but would instead “reduce America’s freedom.”  Senator Johnson argued, “This isn’t an issue about guns, this is really just an issue about sick, demented, individuals. I don’t think society can keep demented individuals from obtaining any type of weapon the want to kill people.”

Senator Feinstein continued with her rant on large magazines and military style assault rifles saying that it is time to re-instate the ban.  But Senator Johnson re-iterated, “We are talking about basic freedoms, and the Constitution’s Second Amendment and I am a strong defender and believe in that”.
He said, “I would hate to see a tragedy like this used to promote a political agenda to reduce American’s freedom.  Enough of our freedoms have already been taken away.  We don’t want to lose any more.”  Thank you Senator Johnson for your common sense approach.  It is unfortunate that we can’t get liberals like Diane Feinstein to understand the logic.

But liberals have no faith in families.  They believe that government is the only answer here because we are incompetent at teaching our children about life issues.  What’s more, we used to have rifle marksman classes in most of our high schools, but not anymore.

Yesterday, Senator Frank Lautenberg, Democrat from New Jersey, told the Huffington Post that he already has legislation ready that he plans to introduce for that will ban the sale of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.  And today he made the ridiculous comment, “No sportsman needs 100 rounds to shoot a duck.”  No shit Sherlock.  We use a shotgun instead.  Unfortunately, he plans to introduce his legislation this next week just the same.

Yesterday too, New York Mayor Michael Doomberg started making demands that both of the Presidential candidates need to outline their policies with respect Federal gun laws.

And so it begins.

“Let no tragedy be wasted that could further our liberal agenda.” – Liberal mindset

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Expect New Calls for Assault Rifle Ban

Dateline: Aurora, Colorado, July 20, 2012 – A gunman dressed all in black and wearing a gas mask massacres 12 people attending a midnight premier showing of the “Batman, The Dark Knight Rises”, and injures at least 50 more at the Century Theaters in Aurora.  This was also in a place that is a “Gun Free Zone”, as Century Theater posted a “No Guns Allowed” sign on the front doors.

Yet another tragic mass shooting, this time involving what appears to be an otherwise sane person by all initial accounts, who for some unknown reason shot theater goers in the Rocky Mountain metropolitan city of Aurora, Colorado.

As usual the media jumped right in with its usual slipshod, inept attempt to investigate the incident and the shooter that only resulted in journalistic malpractice.  Early Friday Brian Ross with ABC News checks out the name James Holmes on his I-Phone and finds one of the James Holmes listed is an active TEA Party member, so he gleefully reports that he is the “Batman Killer”.  Oops!  Didn’t check his facts again.  Turns out he wasn’t the same guy.  Just the possibility that the TEA Party could be tarnished and tied to this was enough to send Brian Ross into a frenzy and report to the world that the Batman Killer is a major TEA Party member.  He later had to apologize.  But I digress.

The next words out of the reporters mouths was that the gunman was carrying an “assault rifle” thought to be an AR-15 that shoots high velocity ammunition along with a pistol and a shotgun, that were bought “legally”.  Now the word “legally” is added strategically.  Their agenda is to put blame on the guns that are ‘so prolific’ in our society – in their minds.  And the fact that someone could buy what they call an assault rifle legally is undoubtedly going to be brought the forefront in the media reporting in the next few weeks.  Journalists are no doubt chomping at the bit at the notion that they are going to be able to start calling for more gun control, more extensive background checks, new gun laws, waiting periods, gun limits and wait for it – a renewal of the “assault rifle ban”.

Yes, an “assault rifle ban” just like the one that expired in the ‘90s.  After all, their mantra is “let no tragedy be wasted”.  They’re not going to let this go unanswered.  In a press conference this afternoon, the Aurora Police Chief said that it now up to us to now start “pushing back”.  Pushing back??  What the hell does that mean?  I’ll tell you what that means.  They are going to start the call for more gun control laws.  Liberal legislators are going to be more than eager to answer the call.

So let’s just see how long before we see the first news report on calls for new gun legislation.  I give it two – three days tops.  After all, it is a weekend coming up.

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ABC Releases New Photo of Zimmerman’s Bloody Head

A new picture was released by ABC News today that clearly shows George Zimmerman’s head bleeding from the beating issued to him by Trayvon Martin.  The picture was taken only three minutes after Martin was shot and killed.  It clearly shows his head brutally battered with cuts, gashes, and blood all over his head, proving the reason that Trayvon Martin was finally shot in self defense by George Zimmerman.

This picture is finally substantiating what his contention has been all along that Trayvon Martin was bashing his head on the pavement after Martin had already broken Zimmerman’s nose.  Witnesses said that they heard Zimmerman crying for help as Martin had him pinned on the ground, sitting on him and beating the shit out him.

ABC is no doubt releasing this photo begrudgingly since they have been engaged in a campaign to drive an outcome that better fits their agenda to put guns and the self defense laws in a bad light.  The liberal media as a whole has been trying to discount this story from the beginning to make it better fit false claims being waged by Martin’s mother and sympathizers lead by the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson.  NBC News even went to the extent to doctor a recording of the 9-1-1 call between Zimmerman and the police, to make it sound like he had spoken in a racially biased manner of the suspect he was observing and describing.

The result of the liberally biased reporting has been to paint a picture of Zimmerman as a racist who had chased down Martin and shot him in cold blood simply because he was black and wearing a ‘hoodie’.  Demonstrations sprang up in numerous cities in Florida and across the country demanding the immediate arrest and conviction of George Zimmerman, which was further fodder for the news media to report.  Of course, the general public couldn’t know that there was no evidence to support their calls since the media was hiding that fact and misleading them all.  The demonstrators already had their own biased agenda but would be further bolstered by the media.

But that is no excuse for Jackson and Farrakhan.  As purported “leaders” of the African-American community they should be urging the community to be calm and not be so quick to judge.  Instead they used the story to further their own racist agendas with rhetoric further stirring the masses to a fever pitch that would resemble “lynch mobs” of the nineteenth century.  The “New Black Panther Party” even put out a $10,000 bounty on Zimmerman’s head.  Since when is it legal for a supposed political party to offer a bounty for someone, especially when the local district attorney had determined that there was no evidence to support an arrest.  Jesse Jackson is now calling for the repeal of “stand your ground” laws and “castle doctrine” laws that have been so effective in lowering the violent crime rate in Florida.

Now, since the release of the new photo, Martin’s family attorney, Benjamin Crump, suggested that the photo didn’t mean anything because Zimmerman wasn’t brought to a hospital for stitches.  “How bad could it have been if they didn’t take him to the hospital [and] didn’t stitch him up,” he asked.  But then Zimmerman shouldn’t have to wait until he is mortally wounded to take action that would save his own life.  He had every reason to believe that his own life was in danger and he would be justified in pulling the trigger.

In another development, George Zimmerman was granted bail pending a $150,000 bond.  Reportedly, the Martin parents were “completely devastated” that bail was granted.  Zimmerman was not immediately released pending the details of the bail to be worked out and until his attorney can find a suitable safe location for Zimmerman to reside.  Apparently, there have been numerous death threats on Zimmerman and he is in fear for his life.  His attorneys want to be able to guarantee his safe return to the court for trial. 

At the bail hearing, in an unortodox move, Zimmerman offered an apology to the Martin Family saying that he was truly “sorry for the loss of their son”.  The Martins attorney responded to the news media saying that they (the Martins) thought (characteristically) it was insincere and further said, “This was the most disingenuous, insulting thing I’ve ever seen.”

Give me a break!  Seriously?!

GE

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Zimmerman Arrest is a Sham

The idea that George Zimmerman would be arrested for shooting Trayvon Martin is setting itself up as one of the biggest examples of a miscarriage of justice since O.J. Simpson was acquitted.  With the incompetent special prosecutor Angela Corey producing a problematic arrest warrant, it is clear that she is merely pandering to the marauding hordes of lynch mobs calling for his arrest and liberal supporters in an election year.

The ‘lame stream media’ did not even know about this story until a month after and did not even seem to care until shills for the Obama administration brought it to light.  The so called “war on women” charge that the media had been trying to use to bolster Obama’s re-election campaign was not working and they needed something else.   It too was a trumped-up and manufactured premise that made no real sense but started when George Stephanopolis asked Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum if States should be allowed to ban birth control – something that was out of the blue and absolutely nobody had even considered.  So when that didn’t work for them, they went looking and found George Zimmerman.

Suddenly, the liberal media was all a frenzy trying to call Zimmerman a racist who ran down Martin and shot him in cold blood.  It didn’t matter that they didn’t have any of the facts straight.  They even tried to hide some of the facts and change statements by George Zimmerman to sound racist.  What they needed was to get people and other media fired up.  They dragged out Jesse Jackson and then Louis Farrakhan who were perfect to build up the racist charge since they are two of the biggest racists in the country.

Gradually parts of the incorrect story started to get corrected but never entirely.  After all, they aren’t interested in the truth; they’re just pushing an agenda.  There are several motives they are fulfilling, the first of which is giving Obama something to decry on his bully pulpit and ostensibly help his campaign.  Second, they want to point to the “stand your ground” laws as outdated and in need of repeal. And a third grand motive, as is always the case with liberals, is to point to guns and guns used in self-defense as ‘uncivilized’ and unacceptable in today’s liberal society.

Liberal anti-gun groups can’t stand the fact that guns are actually becoming increasingly acceptable in today’s society. More and more average citizens are buying guns and finding them to be an important tool to have available for use as a means of self-defense.  As an added benefit, they also are finding that shooting is fun.

This pendulum swing towards gun ownership and acceptance is frustrating the liberal anti-gun activists.  They try to point to every gun use and an unacceptable condition of society.

I just found today a reference to an article in Pravda West (the New York Times) that tried to claim that there were “almost 100,000 people killed with a gun” last year.  The actual figure is just over 13,000 gun homicides.  Their need to show guns as bad tremendously outweighs any desire to tell the truth.  But I digress.

Once Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan were involved stirring up the masses of sympathizers to a fever pitch, the Black Panthers actually offered a $10,000 bounty for the arrest of George Zimmerman.  Since when is it legal for any political group to place a bounty on a private citizen?  Why didn’t the media cry foul on this atrocity?

So, apparently ‘special prosecutor’ Angela Corey acted with a faulty arrest warrant to appease the activists so bent on seeing an arrest.  It didn’t matter that she had no evidence.  It’s clear in her arrest warrant that she has no evidence.  We pointed that out in our previous article titled “There are Serious Problems with the Zimmerman Arrest”.

On top of that, this is an election year.  She needs to appeal to her liberal base if she wants to be re-elected.  What better way than to arrest a racist child killer.  Unfortunately, this is going to backfire on her.  An acquittal is the only obvious outcome and she is going to be seen as a fool.

This Arrest Warrant looks to be a huge risk for Angela Corey.  It is a sham and total misuse of the courts for a political agenda.

GE

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There are Serious Problems with the Zimmerman Arrest

I have stayed out of the George Zimmerman, Trayvon Martin controversy up until now, but it is just getting too ridiculous and I can’t ignore it anymore.  I mean, this is a man who was simply defending his own life.  If that gun had not gone off when it did, Zimmerman would be the one laying dead – not Martin.

It simply comes down to the fact that Trayvon Martin had George Zimmerman on the ground and was beating the shit out of him as Zimmerman was crying for help.  Several people heard and saw this.  As Martin was sitting on Zimmerman wailing away, he noticed that Zimmerman had a gun still concealed in its holster and he (Martin) tried to get it.  At that point, they both were struggling for the gun and it went off – killing Trayvon Martin.

Of course the media has to portray this as a racially motivated incident, perpetrated on a fine upstanding member of the community.  Then, as more of the truth comes out, they end up having to back track and revise their comments, but not before the liberal activists have been further fired up.  What is now coming out of this is a huge cry from the left to dismantle the “stand your ground” laws.

But the inept prosecutor who is simply reacting to the hordes of lynch mobs who have been fired up by likes of the racial activists Louis Farrakhan and Jesse Jackson, actually put forth an incompetent Arrest Affidavit that in any other jurisdiction would be laughed out of court by the judge and the media (well, maybe not the media).  But again we see a district attorney who is more concerned about re-election than a quest for the truth and who is simply pandering to her base of liberal voters.  I had originally planned on saying much more on this until I found an article that much more eloquently recaps this by John Work at the “American Thinker”.  In his article he states that the arrest affidavit brought by prosecutor Angela Corey is so poorly written and lacking in credible evidence it is laughable.  He further writes:

The Zimmerman affidavit is so deficient in properly sourced factual information and full of unsubstantiated, unsourced conclusions that I am appalled that a state’s attorney would even give it a second look.

Even Trayvon Martin’s mother has stated that she thinks that this whole incident is “an accident”.

Unfortunately, the real victim in this ridiculousness is going to end up being Florida’s hugely successful “stand your ground laws”.  After Zimmerman is finally acquitted, what is going to be the next push by the liberal activists is to repeal the “stand your ground laws” and “castle doctrine” laws that have been so effective at lowering the crime rate in Florida. But that doesn’t matter to the gun grabbers.  They won’t let an acquittal  of someone who killed a black man go unpunished.  They are more concerned about the criminals that end up as “victims” of law abiding citizens who thwart their illegal activities.  After all, we can’t have innocent people out there shooting criminals who have merely made crime their career choice.

In my opinion, George Zimmerman should be held up as an example of restraint, as a model of not over reacting with a gun on his person.  He did not use his weapon to try and end the incident earlier, scare Martin off, or even stop Martin from beating him until Martin himself went for the gun.  If anything, Zimmerman waited too long to invoke his weapon and threaten deadly force.

GE

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Portantino At It Again With AB 1527

California Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D. – La Cañada) must be really feel emboldened since the passage of his AB 144 last year because he is at again with a new bill that would expand on it.  Open Carry is under attack again with Assembly Bill 1527 which will make it illegal to openly carry long guns in addition handguns as is now because of AB144, and in general, make more changes to California Open Carry Law.

After the passage of AB 144 last year, the South Bay Open Carry organization, which has now morphed into the Responsible Citizens of California, staged a long gun protest to point out the absurdity of the ban on open carry of hand guns.  They met at two locations in California – in Northern and Southern California simultaneously, all carrying rifles to point the fact that carrying long guns is the only way of legal open carry remaining.

But this sort of ‘in your face’ tactic is what got Portantino fired up in the first place after the South Bay Open Carry group kept holding monthly meetings at restaurants in his district.  They would purposely hold their meetings at different restaurants in Portantino’s district to demonstrate their deference to his stated opposition to open carry and intent to pass a law banning it.

I, on the other hand, have never believed that it is a good idea to poke a sleeping bear that could turn around and attack you.  That is just what Portantino did by authoring AB 144 and successfully getting it passed and now again with AB 1527 this year.

Now in response to their ‘long gun protest’ he is at it again with AB 1527 wherein he wants to make it illegal to open carry long guns in addition to handguns.

Of course, both of these bills are illegal themselves as they are blatant infringements of the Second Amendment.  Ultimately they will be overturned in court to satisfy the Second Amendment or at least be the instrument by which we get a more permissive concealed carry law and become a “shall issue” state.  Either way we will prevail in the end.

Liberal gun grabbers in the California legislature will eventually get the message.  Their free run with 2-1 odds in California will end.  Of course, your help is always necessary to let your legislators how wrong this is.  Please call and/or write them to express your opposition.

GE

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Maryland Restrictive Concealed Carry Law Ruled Unconstitutional

Maryland’s Concealed Carry Law that requires applicants to submit a “good and substantial reason” along with their application has been ruled Unconstitutional by the U.S. District Court.  According to U.S. District Judge Benson Everette Legg, Maryland’s goal to control the amount of firearms carried by residents is therfore unconstitutional.

Maryland’s law is similar to the California CCW law in that California requires applicants to provide a reason of “good cause” as to why they should be granted a permit to carry a weapon concealed.  With this ruling in Maryland, California may soon be ordered to change their law.

The U.S. District Court upheld that the Second Amendment “right to bear arms is not limited to the home.”   Therefore citizens should not be required to submit a “good and substantial reason” when applying for a concealed carry permit.

Attorney Alan Gura made a statement to the AP for the plaintiff Raymond Woollard saying, “People have the right to carry a gun for self-defense and don’t have to prove that there’s a special reason for them to seek the permit.”

The case of Woollard vs. Sheridan was brought against the state police superintendent and members of the Handgun Permit Review Board for putting the burden of proof on a citizen and wrongly denying Woollard’s application in 2010.  Raymond Woollard had previously obtained a concealed carry permit after a struggle with a thief at his home in 2002.  However, his license renewal application was denied by the state of Maryland because he could not prove he was subject to “threats occurring beyond his residence.”

“A citizen may not be required to offer a ‘good and substantial reason’ why he should be permitted to exercise his rights,” Judge Legg wrote.  “The right’s existence is all the reason he needs.”

We applaud Judge Legg and his decision that upholds the Second Amendment right for law abiding citizens of Maryland, or of any state for that matter, to own and use a handgun in defense of themselves and their family.  Unfortunately, this decision currently only covers Maryland residents, but we stand ready to persevere in our liberal state of California when this comes before justices for ruling here.  This ruling is precedence and can only help to overturn the oppressive laws established by liberals who are only interested in control and who are currently running amuck in our state capitol with almost no opposition.  

California’s AB144 which passed last September went into law this past January, virtually disarmed all of us who cannot obtain a CCW permit, by making it illegal to carry a weapon openly.  Open carry had previously been legal since before the State was a State.  And as we know CCW permits are nearly impossible to obtain, except for a few friends of the local sheriffs and politicians.   

By making it illegal to open carry a weapon coupled with the restrictive CCW law of the land, California gun law is ripe to be declared “unconstitutional” as the Second Amendment cannot be satisfied.  Therefore, the court can only rule one way and still uphold the Constitution.

Maryland is showing us the way and we are sure to follow.

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