Apparently there is a law in Florida against “paramilitary training.” That’s absurd and just plain wrong. If this guy is guilty of conspiring to commit a crime, then charge him with that, but to make paramilitary training per se a crime is outrageous. In fact, since we unfortunately no longer have “well regulated” state militias as we should have, responsible upstanding citizens should be encouraged to paramilitary train. I thought Florida was better than this.
AG Holder wants gun owners to wear trackable bracelets:
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.
When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.
Real nice of Mr. Holder to be so concerned about our safety.
Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa.: Twenty-one injured, about half seriously. A 16-year-old went on a rampage with two knives. There were no guns involved.
Would banning knives make us safer, or is there a deeper problem at fault?
California state senator Leland Yee has been charged with trafficking firearms.
The great irony is Yee was listed on the Gun Violence Prevention Honor Roll in 2006 for his co-authoring of an important gun-control bill. And in 2013 he took another dramatic stand with yet another gun-control bill.
Senator Yee at least deserves praise for distributing ammo to one particular group, and I don’t mean the Wo Hop To gang: Gun rights defenders. Thanks for the debate ammo!
In other news: Homeland Security plans to purchase 1.6 billion rounds of ammo. Is it preparing for a war? And if so, against whom?
The right to bear arms has historically been the mark of a free man, and rightly so.
“To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”
- Richard Henry Lee
Here is the list of traitors. Give them a call and let them know what you think.
- Lindsey Graham (SC) (202) 224-5972
- Lamar Alexander (TN) (202) 224-4944
- Kelly Ayotte (NH) (202) 224-3324
- Richard Burr (NC) (202) 224-3154
- Saxby Chambliss (GA) (202) 224-3521
- John McCain (AZ) (202) 224-2235
- Tom Coburn (OK) (202) 224-5754
- Susan Collins (ME) (202) 224-2523
- Bob Corker (TN) (202) 224-3344
- Jeff Flake (AZ) (202) 224-4521
- John Hoeven (ND) (202) 224-2551
- Johnny Isakson (GA) (202) 224-3643
- Dean Heller (NV) (202) 224-6244
- Mark Kirk (IL) (202) 224-2854
- Pat Toomey (PA) (202) 224-4254
- Roger Wicker (MS) (202) 224-6253
Notice that Jeff Flake, who is often described as “libertarian leaning,” was amoung the traitors. So was Pat Toomey. Remember him? He is that raging right-winger everyone was supposed to be so excited about when he challenged Arlen Specter. The most surprising to me is Tom Coburn. He is generally one of the better Senators. Every one of these clowns needs a primary challenger.
This is a Steve Stockman Facebook post. I am passing it along here for two reasons. Because it is interesting in its own right, and because it illustrates just how depraved some left-wingers are. The conservatives who wring their hands about the unthinking mindless right (with some justification) need to get out more. Go take a look at what passes for discussion at Daily Kos for example. I see this sort of viciousness a lot more from the left.
This is typical of the messages I have been receiving from anti-gun activists. (I have edited it to remove profanity.)Message Body:
Mary was a wh-re
Jesus was a hack
Guns are for guys who have small d–ks.
You are a c-ntWhile comments coming into my office are 25 to 1 in favor of gun rights, the minority of anti-gun comments are usually vulgar, explicit and many are often violent.
We have received numerous violent threats from anti-gun activists. They have threatened to kill me, kill my staff and shoot and blow up the Capitol — all in the name of gun control.
Their comments, and screen caps, are being forwarded to Capitol Police. My staff will be advised how to deal with the violent phone threats from anti-gun activists.
I’m shocked! Professional neo”conservative” turned moderate David Frum supports gun control and for good measure makes sure he polishes his PC bona fides while doing it. The article takes issue with Rod Dreher. Rod replies here. Jordon Bloom replies here. Both say Frum took Dreher out of context, which he did, but it was all in the service of Frum making his PC point. Who has time for accuracy when you’re stumbling all over yourself to prove how PC you are? And to think that at one time most people considered this guy a conservative.
LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH NEWS SERVICE
9 January 2013
For immediate release:
The Obama administration is threatening to use Executive Orders to further dismantle the Second Amendment. Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein (CA) is set to introduce a draconian bill to ban “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines, among other things, later this month. Between the two, they are intent on turning otherwise law-abiding gun owners in the South and elsewhere into outlaws with the stroke of a pen.
But won’t these law-abiding gun owners comply with the new “laws?” Won’t they dutifully register their “assault weapons” with the authorities and submit to other restrictions on buying, owning, and transferring firearms? Some will but many will not. They will instead become outlaws.
In the last month, millions of Americans have bought millions of weapons and over a billion rounds of ammunition. They are not buying these expensive things in order to register them or turn them in to the gun grabbers at some point in the future. They are buying them to defend themselves, their families, and their property from whomever might threaten them. And at present, the biggest threat is the U.S. government itself.
The League of the South, the premier Southern nationalist organization, will not comply with any diminution of our God-given right to keep and bear the sort of arms a free people need to remain free. This means “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines. Moreover, we will view any attempt to deprive the Southern people of these tools as a criminal act by a criminal regime.
I am speaking, of course, of the definition of “assault weapons.” From Wikipedia:
Assault weapon is a term which has been given many different meanings. One is that it is any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms using an intermediate cartridge. … A common usage is to interchange the term with assault rifle, but unlike that term, “assault weapon” has no consistent or specific definition and so is subject to varying definitions for varying purposes, including definitions that include common non-military-style firearms.
The protean, leftist term “racism” was coined to descredit conservatives and justify socialism. It’s still used to silence critics and advance the leftist agenda. It’s not a term to clarify and persuade, it’s a biased term designed to shame and silence.
Similarly, the current furor about “assault weapons” is also biased against gun owners. The term is designed to inspire fear in the minds of those who don’t know better. It conjures up the image of a homicidal maniac whose only purpose is to assault others – implying that’s the only kind of person who would want to own such a weapon.
The flexibility of the definition of assault weapons is what makes it useful to those who wish to see citizens unarmed and defenseless. It’s used to describe any gun that frightens the average metrosexual progressive, which means ANY gun other than an antique in a museum.
It’s all about the expansion of government power, not safety. So when Obama scolded those who refuse to surrender their gun rights, he was paving the way for boosting the power of the government and placing more restrictions on citizens – that’s exactly what he meant by “Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?”
Re-read that last line. That was a diabolically clever bit of rhetoric. But it’s based on a false assumption, one we need to expose, and we can best do that by arming ourselves with the facts. Here’s a good place to start.
According to Forbes, a group called Defense Distributed is “seeking to raise $20,000 to design and release blueprints for a plastic gun anyone can create with an open-source 3D printer known as the RepRap that can be bought for less than $1,000.” An e-mail sent yesterday to CHT, signed by Defense Distributed, claims the group has now met its goal of $20,000.
Is there a bigger blowhard on the planet than Michael Bloomberg? I doubt it. First he wants to ban large Cokes. Now he is calling for more gun control in the wake of the Colorado shooting. This was as predictable as the Sun rising in the East. Surely everyone in NYC is not that much of a busy body. Why do they keep electing this clown? Bloomberg needs to just shut up.
If Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) ever wants to get a sniff at the Republican nomination (He has been much touted as a candidate due to his budget cutting.) he has to make this right by pardoning Brian Aitken. New Jersey’s gun law are obnoxious anyway and are going to make many Republican primary voters squeamish about him to begin with. If he doesn’t free Aitken it will be hung around his neck by his opponents at every opportunity.
There is already a Free Brian Aitken website.
This website has contact information and petitions to sign.
He also has a Facebook page.
Yesterday, the rights of gun owners were subject to defeat as the U.S. Senate defeated an amendment to a defense bill which would have granted reciprocity to concealed-handgun permit holders in all but two states. Frankly, I don’t see the need for such legislation anyway as the “full faith and credit” clause in Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution already grants nationwide reciprocity (unless of course Congress had previously acted on the next clause by legislating it otherwise, but I don’t believe they have). Be that as it may, it’s still encouraging that a Senate controlled by Democrats came within two votes of passing such legislation.
Yet I couldn’t help but notice the hypocrisy when I saw New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg arguing against the amendment. Apparently he doesn’t like the idea of gun owners from other states being able to carry concealed within his beloved city. Bloomberg even used “states’ rights” rhetoric to state his points. Continue reading
While we need to vigorously debate Sotomayor’s political and ethnic biases, as revealed in her outrageous statement about white males, as well as her membership in La Raza, we also need to avoid the bear traps along the way.
There’s been a lot of noise about Sotomayor’s ruling that the 2nd Amendment does not apply to the States. Here’s what she said:
Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor ruled in January 2009 that states do not have to obey the Second Amendment’s commandment that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed …
The opinion said that the Second Amendment only restricted the federal government from infringing on an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. As justification for this position, the opinion cited the 1886 Supreme Court case of Presser v. Illinois.
“It is settled law, however, that the Second Amendment applies only to limitations the federal government seeks to impose on this right,” said the opinion. Quoting Presser, the court said, “it is a limitation only upon the power of Congress and the national government, and not upon that of the state.”
Today marks the ten-year anniversary of the infamous Columbine High School Massacre and I still get chills up my spine reflecting upon what happened that day. I was a freshman in high school at time and I recall vividly all of the various reactions to this event. Looking back on it now with hindsight, the responses to this and other massacres were based on hysteria rather than rational policy-making. Every time something like this happens, the panic lasts for days, weeks, months, and even years in some cases. The residual panic takes on the form of great moralistic crusades to rid the world of whatever material evils allegedly contributed to these tragic events. Continue reading
Now that the NRA has sold outÂ its principles for the sake of political expediency, Second Amendment supportersÂ can stillÂ look to Gun Owners of America (GOA), the “only no-compromise gun lobby,”* for guidance.
You be the judge.
* According to Rep. Ron Paul.
The rumored NRA endorsement of John McCain has indeed happened. This is astounding. McCain has a long history of being squishy soft on Second Amendment issues. This is a blatant thumb in the eye of the NRA’sÂ own Board member Bob Barr.
The NRA rates Barr, one of their own board members, with an A+ rating. McCain has earned a C+ rating by the same organization.
McCainâ€™s disdain of the Second Amendment has earned the ire of virtually every gun rights organization in the country.
This is clearly a case of the NRA putting party and pragmatic politics above principle.
Third Party Watch is reporting via American SpectatorÂ that the NRA may endorse John McCain today. This is surprising toÂ manyÂ who followÂ gun issuesÂ closely because McCainÂ is notoriously weak on the Second Amendment. It had previously been assumed thatÂ the NRAÂ would sit this Presidential election out.
This would be a real slap in the face of Libertarian nominee Bob Barr and Constitution Party nominee Chuck Baldwin. Both are muchÂ stauncher defenders of the Second Amendment than is McCain. A McCain endorsement would be anÂ especiallyÂ cruelÂ betrayal of Barr who has been on the NRA Board of Directors.
This is anotherÂ example ofÂ why supportersÂ of gun rights should instead support Gun Owners of America, the “no compromise” gun lobby. Here is GOA’s takeÂ on McCain’s sorry Second Amendment record.Â Â
“If your semiautomatic rifle breaks or malfunctions you are now subject to prosecution. That is now a sad FACT,” wrote Len Savage, a weaponry expert who runs Historic Arms LLC.
David Olofson, a drill instructor in the National Guard, has been found guilty of illegally transferring a machine gun because, through no fault of his own, his rifle malfunctioned and shot three times. Continue reading
Interesting question? This was sent to me by Bill Topel.
If Virgina Tech’s professors, RAs (Residental Advisors), & student body
would have been allowed their constitutional right to carry arms (even
if concealed), then this tragedy could have been almost averted,
definitely minimized. Even though Virginia is a “Conceal & Carry”
state, the Board of Directors of Virginia Tech voted to preclude guns on the
campus of 26,000 students, leaving the usual culprits armed: the
minimal campus security & of course the criminal(s).