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District Court of Appeals Says D.Cs. “Good Reason” Law Unconstitutional

Last month the SCOTUS declined to hear the Peruta v. San Diego case that we here in California have been patiently waiting to have it heard, adjudicated, and won. Afterall, we won that case once, only to see the unscrupulous Liberal gun grabbers do what they do best – lie, cheat and steal. They stole our victory by lieing about the facts and cheated by obtaining an illegal ‘en banc’ re-hearing the case that we won. It was illegal because it was requested by the State of California and they were not even a party in the suit.  They were successful at getting our win overturned.

But lo, what happened today may be a saving grace for us. A similar case coming out of Washington, D.C. was won by the Second Amendment Foundation. This case is actually stronger than the Peruta becuase it directly goes after the concept of the law. It is called Wrenn v. District of Columbia.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, actually issued a Permanent Injunction against the enforcement of the law as it is in Washington, D.C. That makes the law moot that requires applicants for a CCW in the District, to provide a “Good Reason” why the King should grant them access to their God given right to carry a gun outside of their home. Their law is Unconstitutional, plain and simple.

Good Reason is essentially the same as our Good Cause requirement. Judge Griffith wrote in his ruling that “The good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on most D.C. residents’ right to carry a gun in the face of ordinary self-defense needs…”

Striking it down will affect us, in time. The problem now is that the District could decide to appeal it to the Supreme Court which will take time. They could also request an ‘en banc’ hearing, similar that unscrupulous Kamala Harris did to our victory. She was Attorney General for the State of California at the time. In any event, it will take a ruling by the SCOTUS to finally have an effect on us. That will be what makes California’s law Unconstitutional. It will take some time for the legal wrangling to take its course. But we’re getting there.

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ref.  Second Amendment Foundation

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Our Gun Rights – What Does the Future Now Hold

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.

declaration_bible_gunThis past Friday, Trump posted on his website, an expansion of his position on concealed carry permits. He said,   Continue reading

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WE WON! Trump To Be President

Well, we did it. We moved Donald J. Trump into the end zone with a near landslide election. The election of Donald Trump as President is a repudiation of the Liberal Democrat agenda and an overwhelming repudiation of Obama Care which is one of the main planks in his platform. This election was a repudiation of Democrats and Liberals in general.  People are just tired of stats that show 65 million people now on Food Stamps and 18 million of those are just since the Obama Presidency.  We have had the worst economic recovery since the 1930s.  Republicans won races all across the nation.  With Obama we have not had a GDP increase above 3%  for any year.

Donald Trump won an huge majority of the states excepting the Liberal northeast and the west coast.  California with the millions of illegal aliens allowed to vote came in with an unrealistic vote count of 61% to 38%, largely because of the registration system that now allows you register online with no proof of citizenship or documentation of any kind.

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Mass. State Senator to Strip AG of Power

Bruce TarrA 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

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The U. S. A. is Number ONE – in Gun Ownership

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. House Sit-in (3)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.  Foam FingerIf 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

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Newt Gingerich Believes All Men Should Have the Right to Bear Arms

At the annual convention of the NRA, Newt Gingerich gave a rousing speech that was met with much laughter and applause from the members attending.  One thing that was most notable in the things he said was that he believes that everyone on earth deserves gun rights and should have their own Second Amendment.

He also said that if he were elected President, he would “submit to the United Nations a treaty that extends the right to bear arms as a human right for every person on the planet because every person on the planet deserves the right to defend themselves from those who would oppress them, those who would exploit them, rape them or kill them.” 

Wow, compare that to our current “socialist in chief”.  He is currently lobbying members of Congress to adopt the U.N.’s proposed “Small Arms Treaty” that effectively would take away our guns and nullify our own Second Amendment.

I briefly digress here but the U.N. Small Arms Treaty that Obama is so enamored with would, “confiscate and destroy all “unauthorized” civilian firearms (exempting those owned by our government of course) and that means yours, ban the trade, sale and private ownership of semi-automatic weapons” (again, that means yours), and other egregious things.  I could go on here but I refer you to an article on this in Forbes magazine from June 7, 2011 for more information on this horrific idea Obama wants to foster if he is re-elected to another term.

But getting back to Mr. Newt, he has a more logical idea that is 180 degrees the opposite – imagine that.  This is the man whom I feel should be at the fore front of our Presidential campaign.  I mean if he were to become our candidate for President on the Republican side, he would no doubt mop the floor with Obama.  This man speaks from the heart, unlike the Bam Bam who needs a teleprompter to remember his lines.  Mr. Newt speaks from the heart because it is part of his core, his personal beliefs, and moral fortitude.  He doesn’t need to be reminded what he believes in his sole.

His speech to the NRA members brought them to their feet with applause when he announced his idea for a different treaty that would empower all people.  “Let’s take the George Soroses and Hillary Clintons head on,” Mr. Newt said to the cheering crowd.  “They represent a world in which elites disarm the rest of us so we are then helpless when elites turn sour and when evil reappears.”

He also told the NRA members that “he has been much too timid and moderate in his defense of gun rights.”  I think that perhaps he should have been a little more vocal on these issues before now.  Maybe he might be a little farther ahead in the race for President.  Afterall, this is the man, out of the current stable of contenders that should become our President.  I mean, think of it – President Gingerich.  Sounds good, doesn’t it? Pass it on.  Maybe it will catch on.  It’s not too late.

“The right to bear arms comes from our Creator, not our government.” – Newt Gingrich

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Gun Control – Do We Really Need It?

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

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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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Long Gun Protest Planned Protesting AB 144

California’s new ban on open carry of handguns which was signed this month by Governor Jerry Brown will go into effect on January 1, 2012.  In an effort to openly protest the new law Responsible Citizens of California is planning a meet-up this weekend at ‘high noon’ on Saturday, October 22, 2011 in two locations in California.  There will be two meet-ups – one in the Bay Area and one in the San Diego area of Southern California.

The Northern California meet-up will be in San Leandro at the corner of Hesperian Blvd and Bayfair Drive.  The Southern California meet-up will be in San Diego at the corner of Felspar and Ocean Front Walk on Pacific Beach with their long guns in hand (unloaded of course).

Both of these meet-ups are in response to the passage of AB 144 which removes our right to openly carry a handgun in public; something that has be legal in California since before it became a state.  But liberal legislators feel that we no longer should have this right, in spite of the fact that it is guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the Constitution.  The purpose of these events is to gather Second Amendment supporters to express their frustration with that liberal State Legislature.  The events will also provide an opportunity for the attendees to discuss the new pending law and familiarize themselves with options that will remain available to all lawful gun owners in California, such that they will be able to continue to legally carry firearms for personal protection.

Organizers are inviting attendees to bring their long guns and rifles to these events as this represents the only means by which citizens of California can legally carry personal self protection.  At the same time the organizers are stressing that all attendees should remain in full compliance with law.  And if they are unsure if they will be in compliance with the law, they should err on the side of caution.  Open carry of handguns remains legal in California until January 1st, but after that time, only long guns will be legal to carry in the open in public places.

I should also stress that you are not required to carry a firearm to attend the event.  Your presence and support alone will go a long way.  All supporters of the Second Amendment will be welcome whether armed or unarmed.  However, should you plan to attend with a firearm, please make sure that you are in compliance with the law.

Organizers of the events, Responsible Citizens of California, have released a brief instructional video and message to law enforcement on lawful Unloaded Long Gun Open Carry for those who will be exercising this basic, fundamental, civil right for the very first time.

Contacts in Northern California: RCC President – Adnan Shahab, (510) 972-4044; RCC Press Secretary – Yih Chau Chang, (408) 515-2128

Contact in Southern California: RCC Chairman – Sam Wlanyk, (619) 887-6776

For more information, please visit the Responsible Citizens of California website

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U.S. Attorney General Lied to Congress

At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing looking the controversial Fast & Furious scandal (also known as Project Gun Runner and Operation Gun Walker) last May, United States Attorney General Eric Holder told the committee members, that he only recently heard about Fast and Furious.  But according to a stories by both the CBS News and the LA Times, the Attorney General knew specifics of the scandal back in mid 2001.

New documents obtained by CBS News, show Eric Holder was sent briefings on the controversial Fast and Furious operation as far back as July 2010, On May 3, 2011, Holder told a Judiciary Committee hearing, “I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.”  Yet internal Justice Department documents show that at least ten months before that hearing, Holder began receiving frequent memos discussing the Project Gun Runner scandal.

This is, for all intents and purposes, perjury.  Representative Darrell Issa, who is the chair of the committee investigating Fast and Furious, suggested on Fox & Friends that Holder may have in fact perjured himself.  The documents came from the head of the National Drug Intelligence Center and Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer.  The Justice Department has publicly tried to distance itself from Operation Gun Walker but these new documents that high level Justice Officials knew guns were being “walked” into Mexico.

Two Justice Department officials mulled it over in an email exchange on October 18, 2010.  “It’s a tricky case given the number of guns that have walked, but is a significant set of prosecutions,” says Jason Weinstein, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division.  Deputy Chief of the National Gang Unit, James Trusty replied, “I’m not sure how much grief we’re going to get for “guns walking”.  It may be more like, finally their going after people who sent guns down there”.  The only thing is that they, the ATF are the people that sent the guns down there in the first place.  Furthermore, their ulterior motive for this botched scheme was to have a new reason for new gun control laws which they have already put into the works.

This is just another back door way that the Obama regime is trying to circumvent the Constitution.  This whole plan was just a way to try to fix the blame for the violence in Mexico on American gun dealers.  The President could then act all outraged and shocked when it was learned that so many guns had gone south into the hands of Mexican drug lords.  Then it would be logical for them to then say, “This is why we need more gun control laws”.

You have got to know that if this had been a George W. Bush plan to sabotage a liberal issue, the media would be talking impeachment right now.  Impeachment is what we should be talking about considering the fact that at least one Federal border agent has been killed as result of this scandal.  Obama’s fingerprints are all over this.

All of this attention on Eric Holder though, may be how he figures to deflect any focus on himself.  Obama might just want to offer up the Attorney General to take the fall which would then hopefully take scrutiny off of the President.  I am sure that it is not out of the realm of possible scenarios that they are considering.

Earlier today I learned that a congressional subpoena directed to Attorney General Eric Holder could already be going out as early as Tuesday next week, ordering him to turn over documents to lawmakers about when he was aware of a controversial gun smuggling operation know as Fast and Furious.  Again, CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson is reporting that the subpoena will come from the House Oversight Committee, led by Republican Darrell Issa.  It will ask for communications among senior Justice Department officials related to the Fast and Furious “gun walking” operation.

I expect that given how this administration sees themselves as “above the law” that they will ignore the subpoena. This shouldn’t be surprising given how they have repeatedly ignored judicial orders that strike down “Obama Care”. The Constitution is merely an impediment to this administration that will stop at nothing short of being voted out of office.

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Governor ‘Moon Beam’ Signed AB 144 Into Law

Yes, over the weekend, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill that removes Californian’s right to openly carry a firearm.  AB 144, the confusing bill authored by Anthony Portantino (D. – La Cañada), will now become the law of land in California in January, unless it is struck down as ‘unconstitutional’ before then.

Make no mistake, this bill will eventually be struck down by the Court as it is a blatant “infringement” of our Constitutional right guaran-teed by the Second Amendment.  We just don’t know how quickly that will come about. It’s probably not going to happen before January 1st when the bill will actually become law.  Californians will then have no means by which they can legally “bear arms” short of a carry concealed weapon permit, and it is nearly impossible to obtain a CCW permit in California as the law is now.

The only way that the Court may leave this new law in place is if the State changes its CCW law from a “may issue” to a “shall issue” methodology.  Currently, concealed carry permits are issued by the Sheriff of each county at his discretion.  They are rarely granted except in extreme need cases, or as the law states, where a “determination of good cause” is made.  The Sheriffs of more rural counties are usually a little more liberal in the grants than are those of high population counties with major urban cities where they are the strictest in their standards for granting a permit.  Funny thing is, politicians are usually granted a CCW permit without question – the same people who are telling us that they don’t want us to be able to carry a firearm.

If the State does change their stance on concealed carry permits, then the Court may leave the new law banning open carry of unloaded firearms in place, as the ability to carry a firearm will be satisfied if we simply obtain a permit.  Only thing is, the liberals are never going to change their oppressive CCW law either.  As arrogant as they area, they’ll just wait until the court tells them just how wrong they are.

GE

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Further Update on AB 144

Well, they did it. The California State Senate passed AB 144 and it has moved on to the Governor. I just don’t see him not signing it either, unless there is a big enough push from the voters overwhelming his office with opposition to the bill that he has to veto it. So write the Governor, call him, or email him. Swamp his office. I have.

Also, he has to actually veto the bill for it to not become law. There is no “pocket veto” in California as there is at the federal level. If he does not sign it, it automatically becomes law in 30 days.

That may be how he decides to handle it too. Just leave it alone, and in 30 days it becomes law, and he can say that he didn’t sign it – the weasel that he is.

This bill will without a doubt be overturned in the Courts, but it may take some time for that to happen. So in the mean time, we, the law abiding citizens, we the people, pay the price and become more vulnerable in the public arena. The bill is so obviously unconstitutional that it’s amazing that the liberals in Sacramento couldn’t see it. But then, they don’t care anyway. The Constitution just gets in the way too much for them, so why not try and see if they can get away with it.

However, if the State decides to change their policy on concealed carry from “may issue” to “shall issue”, then the court may uphold the law. If the courts see that mechanism as a means to satisfy the Constitution by allowing us to “bear arms” if we just obtain a permit, then they may uphold the law. But I don’t see the liberals changing their minds on that one either.

So, in the mean time, we’re screwed. Welcome to the Left Coast.

GE

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