The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. – Samuel Adams
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man. – Thomas Jefferson
The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. – Noah Webster
Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed. Noah Webster
We’ve all heard it before: the second amendment never meant for citizens to have the sort of guns available today – it was just for hunting! Bull hockey, it was written to protect the right to shoot at tyrants and their agents when they have stolen liberty or property from the people. By that same logic the first amendment doesn’t apply to the internet (which didn’t exist at the time) so kiss your free speech rights online goodbye! We’ve already seen massive censorship.
Then there’s the “it was only implied for a militia” argument. Another crock.
There’s a certain level of irony in liberals claiming that the second amendment was only implied for a militia. Any time a militia group does spring up they’re quickly denounced by the left including much of the neo-con establishment right.
Even National Review has had at least nine articles supporting various gun control laws. They advocated everything from universal background checks to Red Flag laws. By now people should understand that William F. Buckley and Irving Kristol were the two men who changed the old right conservative Republican Party into this new neo-con Trotskyite left leaning cabal who will not stand up for our God given rights in the Constitution.
They tell us we don’t need guns, and I say, “The hell we don’t!”
El Paso, Texas – Dayton, Ohio
Call me cynical, or donning a tinfoil hat, but these shootings seem planned and coincidentally appear just at the right time for use by politicians who go to the extremes against firearms, including President Trump and his closest “advisors.” Let’s pray he backs away from all of this and keeps his promises to the American people.
Notice that after Congressman Steve Scalise was shot and nearly died at a Republican baseball game, there was not a scintilla of outrage for gun control by the left.
Interesting, is it not…The suspect in the congressional baseball practice shooting, James Hodgkinson, was a fierce Trump opponent who called him a traitor. The left ignored it.
The manifesto written by the 21-year-old El Paso shooter who killed 20 and injured 26, was a leftist screed. Patrick Crusius’s “My Life Page” was changed by progressive pinkos from Democrat to Republican as reported by Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit. Crusius was a soulless video game player, just as President Trump stated. His crime might be described as one of nihilism, the rejection of all religious and moral principles, in the belief that life is meaningless, an ideology of despair that has motivated rootless young men toward violent crimes throughout human history.
Dayton shooter, 24-year-old Connor Betz, was shot dead by police but not before he killed nine innocent people. Betz had satanic patches on his clothing and was a registered democrat and a supporter of Elizabeth Warren. The NY Post snagged over 3,000 of his tweets which included embraces of far-left stances and politicians — including presidential-hopeful senators Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Bernie Sanders of Vermont — as well as Antifa, anti-fascist protesters known to resort to violent tactics. “I want socialism, and I’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding,” reads one tweet from the Betz account, according to Newsweek.
A person willing to kill innocents and be killed by the police while doing so surely would have no qualms about violating a state or federal law that prohibited the general ownership of the weapon he was about to use.
New Laws Are Lies
There are enough laws on the books. There’s not a single new law that would change anything. First Trump agreed to ban bump stocks, a stupid argument if there ever was one. By labeling bump stocks “machine guns,” the ATF effectively changed their classification under the 1934 National Firearms Act (NFA) and made them illegal under the 1968 Gun Control Act (GCA), a move which retroactively criminalizes their purchase and ownership. By the way, the 1968 GCA was taken from Adolph Hitler’s gun ban.
If Trump signs any new laws, this will drive a huge wedge between him and his supporters. True, there is no one else to vote for, but Trump supporters will not go out in droves as they did in 2016, which could give the election to the Democratic Socialists. If the President backs down on his promises, he will lose…and the left wants our guns, they want them out of our hands, and when the movie, The Hunt, becomes reality even though it’s now been pulled, we won’t have any way of firing back.
Our God given freedoms are codified by our Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. Pressures are being applied on all Republican politicians to again bend to the socialists’ desires to eliminate firearms, especially by Ivanka Trump. Stupid deals with these enemies of freedom have been made in the past, and every single time, Republicans have lost. Why? Because most of them do not represent us or Constitutional conservatism; they are part of the same globalist establishment as the Democratic Socialists.
Gun Free Zones and Joe Biden
Gun Free Zones are killing fields. Whenever there is a shooting, the socialist democrats propose gun control; but when someone is raped or murdered by an illegal alien, the same people never demand border control! This law has effectively turned schools into shooting galleries for deranged lunatics.
Research from the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that 98 percent of all public mass shootings that occurred between 1950 and July 10, 2016, happened in gun-free zones. Responding to this research, USA Today contributor Erich Pratt recently opined, “No wonder that 81% of police officers support arming teachers and principals, so that the real first responders — the potential victims — can protect the children.”
As of early 2018, educators in 33 states may not arm themselves to protect their students. Nor may schools in these 33 states even hire armed security guards. Our children are literally sitting ducks. This in turn means one and only one thing, as recently noted by conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh, “Everybody that wants to shoot up a school knows that they are going to be the only one armed.”
Exactly. And if you scroll back through history, you’ll find that the reason this situation exists is because of Joe Biden who introduced the Gun-Free School Zones Act in 1990. Out of fairness, though, it should be noted that then New World Order President George H.W. Bush signed it into law after it passed the Democrat-led House and Senate.
Bush, a Republican, was no Second Amendment champion throughout his time in office. When he could have stood up for gun rights, Bush kowtowed to anti-gun pressure and signed this bill into law.
However, this case is another reminder that just because a politician is a Republican does not guarantee that they will be a pro-gun champion.
Assault Weapon Bans
John Lott, President of Crime Prevention Research Center was interviewed on Mark Levin’s radio program and explained the three gun control bills now up by both Democratic Socialists and neo-con Trotskyite Republicans. They are Assault Weapon Bans, Universal Background Checks and Red Flag Laws.
John Lott says they’re banning guns based on how they look rather than how they function. The idiots in Congress have no clue of what they’re doing. So, you can have a semi-automatic hunting rifle, which fires the same bullets with the same rapidity doing the same damage as a gun that looks like an M-16, but it’s not a weapon that militaries around the world would use. The inside guts of it, which civilians have, is the same as any small caliber hunting rifle. The vast majority of semi-automatic rifles in the United States are owned by people who own guns. Banning guns on their looks when other guns operate the same way is pure stupidity.
The original assault weapons ban which Senator Feinstein and her staff got passed, was by flipping through pages of catalogues on assault weapons and marking off different names of guns simply by how they looked. Even people paid by the Clinton administration couldn’t find any benefit of this insane law. There was actually a small drop in the states where the assault weapon ban was dropped versus the states where it was not. The original Feinstein ban expired in 2004.
Universal Background Checks
Now they want background checks on the private transfer of firearms, which means going to a licensed dealer and having them do the background check. In Washington DC you’d have to pay the dealer $125.00 to do the background check, and that’s per firearm. Another monetary leeching of the gun owners. According to John Lott of Crime Prevention Research Center, there have been no mass murders this century by anyone who privately purchased a firearm. The vast majority of firearms are purchased through dealers where there is already a background check via the National Instant Background Check Systems (NICS).
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 was launched by the FBI on November 30, 1998 and mandated NICS. It is used by Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) to instantly determine whether a prospective buyer is eligible to buy firearms. Before ringing up the sale, cashiers call in a check to the FBI or to other designated agencies to ensure that each customer does not have a criminal record or isn’t otherwise ineligible to make a purchase. More than 230 million such checks have been made, leading to more than 1.3 million denials. NICS is located at the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division in Clarksburg, West Virginia.
Red Flag Laws
A red flag law is a politically divided gun control law that permits police or family members to petition a state court to order the temporary removal of firearms from a person who may present a danger to others or themselves without due process and facing their accusers in a court of law.
Again, these laws, also called “extreme risk protection orders,” allow courts to issue orders allowing law enforcement to seize firearms from people who’ve committed no crime but are believed to be a danger to themselves or others.
President Trump has signaled his backing of bipartisan Senate legislation sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT). This is very dangerous. Any extreme leftist neighbor who decides they don’t like you, can report that you own firearms and are acting in a way that could harm someone. Whether true or not, you could lose your ability to own firearms. President Trump in one tweet shows why ‘red flag’ laws are so very dangerous.
The Red Flag Laws virtually have nothing to do with mental health. There are 17 states which have this law now and only one of them even mentions the term “mental health” in it. The basic notion is that they’re trying to predict whether someone will commit a crime or harm themselves. This reminds me of the Tom Cruise movie, Minority Report where the government would predict someone’s future crimes and arrest the person before the behavior.
Already on the books is a 72-hour hold (Baker Act) on someone who has psychiatric problems and has been reported. However, what the Red Flag law wants to do is to get rid of some of the restrictions from the Baker Act. With the Baker Act, you have psychiatric experts evaluate the person and make a decision, but with Red Flag laws there are no psychiatric experts making a decision.
First you have a complaint and it varies across states, some states friends can do it, some states relatives can do it…police, or in Colorado, anyone can do it. A judge basically looks at a piece of paper that summarizes the complaint, then in a short period of time depending on the state, the police will go in and take the firearms. They’ll have a hearing in a couple weeks, but the problem is there’s no legal representation automatically provided to the targeted person. The prosecutors basically act as lawyers for the person making the complaint.
Red Flag laws are totally unconstitutional, the very presumption of innocence and the due process of law requirement of demonstrable fault as a precondition to punishment or sanctions prohibits the loss of liberty. Recently we’ve seen the presumption of innocence turned upside down with Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation and the spurious investigation of our President for nearly three years.
Nevertheless, the American left has diligently tried to punish people and deprive us of liberty on the basis of what might happen in the future. The Soviets used psychiatric testimony to predict criminal behavior which we condemned in the 80s, but now our President seems to want it here. In America, we do not punish a person or deprive anyone of liberty on the basis of a fear of what the person might do.
This is a “turn in your conservative neighbor” law, and is a massive danger to freedom.
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin said, “In a nation where over the last 50 years we’ve aborted 60 million unborn babies, and we have multiple states with medically assisted suicide being provided by physicians at both ends of the life spectrum, we’re losing the value for life that we once historically had. Firearms are not the problem; the problem is our culture of death.”
Fifty years ago, children didn’t walk into schools with firearms and shoot their fellow classmates. In fact, the high school I went to in Park Ridge, Illinois had an underground shooting range and a Rifle Club. There were pickup trucks in the parking lot with gun racks on the back and the rifles in plain view. Kids brought their rifles on the bus with them, they kept them in their cars, most of which were unlocked. We were never exposed to what today’s children are exposed to at a very young age. The problems with our culture are systemic, and day by day they are growing worse.
It’s easy to blame the tools used in these killings so as to part American citizens from their own self-defense, but the real cultural issues are far more complex and are rarely discussed. It’s the morality, and what’s the cause of this morality? We have driven God out of the public arena.
George Washington said in his Farewell Address that it is religion that sustains morality. If you undermine religion, you’ll undermine morality.
That is precisely what has happened to America. Beginning with a whole series of misguided Supreme Court decisions, religious influence in society, especially Christian, was restricted more and more. By the 1960s, God was effectively kicked out of the public schools along with prayer and the Ten Commandments.
When we had God in the classrooms, there was no need for armed guards in the hallways.
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