Donald Trump just won a hard fought campaign for President of the United State, to our amazement and grateful relief. During that campaign, he assured us that our gun rights would be safe if he were elected. Of that we are confident. Surely more confident than if the Hildebeast had won. But what really can we expect to happen to our rights.
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A bill has been filed in the Massachusetts State Senate that will remove power from the State Attorney General. Bruce Tarr (R) Minority Leader of the Senate filed the bill which he calls an “act to protect due process and strengthen public safety” 12 days after State Attorney General Maura Healey announced that she would outlaw Continue reading
Governor Moonbeam Removed Some More of Our Freedoms
On this 4th of July weekend and Holiday, we here in the Socialist State we refer to as the People’s Republik of Kalifornistan, we get to also celebrate the loss of some more of our Freedom; Freedom that we thought was guaranteed by our Constitution and the Second Amendment. But when the people continue to vote Democrat they elect a Legislature that is 2 to 1 Democrat to Republican. As a result the Liberal Gun Grabbers are undeterred. The Republicans can do nothing and they watch the Dems, our Moral Superiors, pass whatever gun control law they want, no matter how much it infringes on our Second Amendment Right. And with an Uber Liberal Democrat Governor, Jerry Brown, they get signed into law at about the same ratio.
This weekend we celebrate the loss of our AR-15s, AR-10s, AKs and so on. On Friday before the 4th of July weekend, Governor Moon Beam signed Continue reading
Proof Positive for the Liberal Left Antis that we need to Ban Guns.
Every time there is a horrific mass gun killing like we had in Orlando, the rabid left wing of our countries political governance, starts immediately crying for more gun control. They pull out their arsenal of agenda topics, their most favorite rant, Gun Control. This time the Liberals in the House of Representatives weighed in, apparently thinking they were back in the ’60s, as they staged a meaningless and embarrassing “sit in” on the floor of the House. They point to our sick, twisted obsession with personal gun possession in this country, our fanatical gun culture that is embarrassing to them when compared to their socialist European friends with highly superior gun control laws. We must be the most murdering country in the world, especially after Orlando.
So if we look at the statistics you would expect to find us at the top of the list. And yes, according to statistics for 2014, the United States tops the list in Glory. We are indeed ranked number 1 in the world with gun ownership at 90 guns per 100 people or .9 per person. If you had a random gathering of 1000 people, and you got an honest tally of how may guns they own among them, according to the statistics you would find 900 guns in the crowd. Amazing. The next country does not even come close with almost half as many guns at 58.2 guns per 100 people and that would be Serbia. Even Switzerland, where gun ownership almost required, is ranked fourth behind us with only 45.7 guns per 100 people.
There you have it. Something of which Rick Wyatt, Paige Wyatt and the entire crew at Gunsmoke Guns would be proud. It is proof positive that the United States with their fanatical obsession with guns tops the list by far and we have far too many guns. This is surely evidence to the Progressive Left that they surely do live in the murder capital of the world with 90 guns per 100 residents. We must be the most murderous country in the world with those numbers.
So using Liberal gun thinking, all we have to do to prove the left wing Progressive case for banning guns is look at the Per Capita Intentional Homicide statistics for the murder rate in the world. Surely we must top that list as well. We should be number 1 again. Right? Wrong. We are Continue reading
If you take a look at the more than 13,550 gun laws we have in the United States including federal, state and local laws, I defy you to find even one that has saved a life, prevented a crime, prevented a mass murder or political assassination. It can’t be done. Gun Control laws do not save lives or make people safe. To the contrary, they make people less safe by denying them the ability to defend themselves from predation. So now they want what they like to call “Common Sense Gun Laws”. There is no such thing. They all make citizens less safe.
Most gun laws on the books today are there as a result of an emotional, irrational over reaction to some tragedy or sudden perceived threat. None of the laws are based on Constitutional Law, or are consistent with overall dominant public opinion. Each and every gun control law is Unconstitutional by Continue reading
Today, a week after the horrific slaughter in Orlando, the battle lines have clearly been drawn. Problem is, the Liberal Democrats seem to be better at staying focused on their agenda and hype. They seem to keep the drum beat for Gun Control banging in every direction you look.
The Liberals want to take the guns out of our hands and the Republicans believe we need to fight the war to defeat terrorism – “Militant Islamic Terrorism”.
The idea of people walking around with concealed carry weapons is abhorrent to our President. Obama actually said “the notion that the answer to this tragedy would be to make sure that more people in a nightclub are similarly armed to take out the killer defies common sense.”, – his words. More correctly, his statement defies common sense. People with their own weapons in the club could have Continue reading
By Michael Z. Williamson
Behavioral laws require three components to be effective. They must accurately describe an action that causes harm to others. They must propose a penalty that disincentivizes the activity. They must be enforceable.
Let’s consider the laws against murder. The harm done is obvious. The penalties range up to death. They can be enforced by an examination of the evidence during trial, and punishment.
How about “disturbing the peace?” If you plug in a Gibson ES35 guitar and a stack of Marshal and Hi-Watt amps at 2 a.m. and start playing Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man,” there’s a good chance your neighbors will complain. If they do, we have a clear report of harm done (minor harm, but relevant), and can again have an examination, trial and punishment, probably a fine.
Of course, we could prevent some of those incidences by licensing guitars, having waiting periods on amplifiers, and requiring proof of need for any amp over 20 watts.
Wait, how would that work exactly? Continue reading
I guess this has been around for some time now, perhaps about 10 or 12 years now but it still makes sense. I received it as an email the other day and it says that Fred Maslack ‘recently’ proposed this as a bill but for as much as I can tell, he is not even still in the legislature anymore. It has probably surfaced as a result of the recent new push for more gun control. But it is still a great idea that came from someone in New England with a realistic head on his shoulders.
Vermont State Rep. Fred Maslack has read the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as Vermont’s own Constitution very carefully, and his strict interpretation of these documents is popping some eyeballs in New England and elsewhere.
Maslack recently proposed a bill to register “non-gun-owners” and require them to pay a $500 fee to the state. Thus Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of going about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun. Maslack read the “militia” phrase of the Second Amendment as not only the right of the individual citizen to bear arms, but as ‘a clear mandate to do so’. He believes that universal gun ownership was advocated by the Framers of the Constitution as an antidote to a “monopoly of force” by the government as well as criminals. Vermont’s constitution states explicitly that “the people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the State” and those persons who are “conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms” shall be required to “pay such equivalent.” Clearly, says Maslack, Vermonters have a constitutional obligation to arm themselves, so that they are capable of responding to “any situation that may arise.” Continue reading
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
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.
I couldn’t believe it the other day when someone whom I thought knew me, asked me, “So how do you feel about Gun Control? Don’t you think we really need it?” As if she didn’t know my answer to that!? Looking back I now think she was just trying to get me going, but that’s OK too. But as for Gun Control, let me put it this way. Another great blog that I link to here, Extrano’s Alley, has this prominently displayed on the top of his front page and it pretty much sums it up.
There are more than 22,402 restrictive gun laws in force. Of those, not even one has ever reduced crime. In fact, crime has increased after each of these laws, and the amount depends on the severity and level of enforcement of the law.
The fact is, (borrowing from the great movie with Humphrey Bogart, “Sierra Madre”) we don’t need no stinking badges – to carry our guns. I added the last four words, but what I mean is we shouldn’t need no stinking permit to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise. We shouldn’t have to show good cause to be able carry a gun, concealed or otherwise. Let’s face it, criminals certainly don’t feel they need a permit to carry a gun when they are a committing a crime. They’re already breaking the law. Why should they worry about a stinking gun permit.
We already have the only permit we should ever need in the Second Amendment. Our Founding Fathers gave us the right to carry guns and they recognized that it was a right that should never be taken from us lest we see ourselves as subjects of a tyrannical government. Our Constitution was written to restrict what Government can do – not restrict what citizens can do.
Just what part of “shall not be infringed” do you not understand? And yet, every year, legislators devise some new way to infringe upon law abiding gun owners and restrict their gun right. These same legislators took an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States”. But with every new Gun Control law they are further destroying the Constitution. With every new Gun Control law they are violating that sacred oath and deliberately shifting the balance of power into THEIR hands and into the hands of the criminals.
That quote I placed above is probably a little old in that there are many more than 22,402 restrictive gun laws in these United States. There are more laws every year, especially in California and New York – and Illinois, and Massachusetts, but I digress. But not one of those Gun Control laws has ever stopped a murder, a burglary, armed robbery, car jacking, sexual assault – again I could go on.
Gun Control laws do absolutely no good to anyone but the criminals, because they actually make their job easier. They only restrict law abiding citizens from being able to effectively defend themselves from others who have made crime their career choice.
New gun laws do accomplish one thing in that they secure the liberal legislators in their seats. They appease their liberal base such that they will vote for them next time, confident that the same liberal hacks will continue to support ridiculous Gun Control laws.
I used to think that these new laws they write and pass must at least make them feel good in that they must feel that they have done something positive to protect society and keep them safe. But any more I can’t believe that they could possibly continue to be that stupid. When all of the evidence flies in the face of that notion, how can they really believe something so ridiculous? Gun Control laws actually work to increase crime in every area or state they are tried. Every large population center that has strict gun control laws, has violent crime that is out of control and on the rise every year. It has gotten so bad that the crime statistics that they are reporting are deliberately cooked to try and show decreasing crime so they can continue support their absurd notions that Gun Control laws are working.
Gun Control laws are against the law in my opinion as every one of them goes against the Constitution of the United States and the Second Amendment. Guns should always have a place in our Society or we will cease to be a free people. The only laws we should even consider might be restricting those who have mental disabilities and violent criminals, although the latter does absolutely no good anyway. But guns should never be in the hands of the mentally disturbed. Although, there is another problem, how do you find those people before they commit some insane act?
Other than that, I believe the Gun Control laws we have now should be repealed. Every law abiding citizen should be required to own a gun and know how to safely use it. Crime in our country would amazingly become so much more infrequent that news bureaus would have to look other places for their news stories. Of course they are doing a lot of that now already by making up new false issues in order to further liberal bias. But that is another rant altogether that perhaps I will have to take on another day.
A society that does not trust its citizens with guns does not trust its citizens. When citizens live in a society where only the police and military have guns, they are living in a police state – Anonymous
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.