Please take note of this paragraph which demonstrates, once again, that guns reduce violent crime:
“The fact is, violence has decreased, safety is up, and the only place you can’t do that is Corps land,” the Oklahoma lawmaker said. “Corps land has more visitors, more rapes, more murders . . . than we ever had in the parks, but we can’t for some reason — for some reason they don’t want us to be able to express our Second Amendment right.”
As some people like to believe there is a “debate” about gun control, I refuse to accept that point of view. There is no “debate.” There is only the attempt to steal yet another Liberty from the People. The “debate” was settled long ago when the 2nd Amendment was written. It appears there wasn’t much to debate on this particular Liberty as the protection of Liberty is at the heart of the 2nd Amendment.
In my state, Indiana, we have “open carry.” Not many seem to know this fact. If you have a gun permit then you can legally carry your gun on your person.
With the threat of our right to bear arms being stolen by the muddle brained in D.C., my county has taken the necessary steps to insure this Liberty by passing the “2nd Amendment Preservation Act” which says all federal gun control measures should be considered null and void in the County. (Ind. County fights federal gun control)
To add to this, the Indiana Senate has now made it legal to own a “switch blade.” No joke. See it here.
And lastly, here is a picture of Feinstein, who seeks to destroy our Liberty and who has a concealed carry permit, demonstrating her poor understanding of gun safety while holding a gun she would like to see banned for everyone EXCEPT government officials.
Note the placement of her finger ON the trigger. There is no doubt that she needs a course in gun safety.
Yes, I did say that government officials would be EXEMPT from this gun control legislation. This shouldn’t surprise anyone as our government officials are also exempt from Obamacare. It appears that what is good for The People is not good enough for our public servants. (Hmm, it makes you wonder what they really think their status is, doesn’t it?) You can find more information in THIS article.
As many of us can clearly see, there is an attempt by government officials to find that one issue that will cause the people to revolt. Yes, they would like for us to fire the first shot. It is my opinion that will not be the case. They will fire first and then deny it, although unsuccessfully.
In any event, there is a great change coming to this country. It will be divided as the States resume their status as Sovereign entities, leaving the failed union to flounder in its own mess. We may even see a new union formed based upon the old but leaving no doubt about the limits placed upon any “representative” government such as D.C. was initially meant to be.
The question is: would forming a New Union be the best option? And if so, why would the States have to wait to take such action?
In the gun control debate there is one particularly annoying thing the pro gun control lobbyists are very good at doing: citing statistics and giving no reference for them. Piers Morgan has made a huge deal about the crime rate in America but fails to mention that crime has dropped by 50% from 2009 to 2011. Meanwhile, in the U.K., where they have strict gun control (NO GUNS!!), the violent crime rate is rising off the charts.
Of course, there are other annoying things the pro gun controllers do, such as using the term “assault” weapon for small caliber, single shot weapons. But let us address the important topic of Crime Rates to show that as private gun ownership rises – crime rates fall.
Watch this and check the numbers:
Just Say No to Gun Control
Nullification in the Bluegrass State?
By Michael Boldin
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Kentucky Joins Movement to Resist Abuses of Commerce Clause, 2nd Amendment
In states around the country, there’s a growing movement to address and resist two of the most abused parts of the Constitution — the Commerce Clause and the 2nd Amendment. Already being considered in a number of state legislatures, and passed as law in Montana and Tennessee this year, the Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) is a state law that seeks to do just that.
The latest to join the FFA movement? Kentucky. Pre-filed for the 2010 legislative session, HB87 seeks to “Create new sections of KRS Chapter 237, relating to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition that are made in Kentucky, marked made in Kentucky, and used in Kentucky, to specify that these items are exempt from federal law”
While the FFA’s title focuses on federal gun regulations, it has far more to do with the 10th Amendment’s limit on the power of the federal government. The bills in state houses contain language such as the following:
“federal laws and regulations do not apply to personal firearms, firearm accessories, or ammunition that is manufactured in [this state] and remains in [state]. The limitation on federal law and regulation stated in this bill applies to a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured using basic materials and that can be manufactured without the inclusion of any significant parts imported into this state.”
Some supporters of the legislation say that a successful application of such a state-law would set a strong precedent and open the door for states to take their own positions on a wide range of activities that they see as not being authorized to the Federal Government by the Constitution.
The principle behind such legislation is nullification, which has a long history in the American tradition. When a state ‘nullifies’ a federal law, it is proclaiming that the law in question is void and inoperative, or ‘non-effective,’ within the boundaries of that state; or, in other words, not a law as far as the state is concerned.
All across the country, activists and state-legislators are pressing for similar legislation, to nullify specific federal laws within their states.
A proposed Constitutional Amendment to effectively ban national health care will go to a vote in Arizona in 2010. Fourteen states now have some form of medical marijuana laws – in direct contravention to federal laws which state that the plant is illegal in all circumstances. And, massive state nullification of the 2005 Real ID Act has rendered the law nearly void.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
Supporters say the growth of such a movement is long overdue.
“For far too long elected officials and unelected bureaucrats at the federal level have passively forgotten or actively neglected the Tenth Amendment that guarantees rights not enumerated in the Constitution be left to the individual states,” said Minnesota State Rep. Tom Emmer, who introduced an FFA in his state. “The willful disregard of the Tenth Amendment in relation to a citizen’s right to bear arms isn’t the only constitutional infringement that we should be worried about, but it is one that has been singled out by the new administration.”
“Enough is enough,” urged Tennessee State Senator Mae Beavers. “Our founders fought too hard to ensure states’ sovereignty and I am sick and tired of activist federal officials and judges sticking their noses where they don’t belong.”
In October, the Montana Shooting Sports Association (MSSA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a lawsuit in federal court in Missoula, MT to validate the principles and terms of the Montana Firearms Freedom Act (MFFA).
“We feel very strongly that the federal government has gone way too far in attempting to regulate a lot of activity that occurs only in-state,” explained MSSA President Gary Marbut. “The Montana Legislature and governor agreed with us by enacting the MFFA. It’s time for Montana and her sister states to take a stand against the bullying federal government, which the Legislature and Governor have done and we are doing with this lawsuit. We welcome the support of many other states that are stepping up to the plate with their own firearms freedom acts.”
Even the most ardent supporters suggest that the real test will come if the federal courts rule against the FFA. Will they give up at that point, or will they follow in the footsteps of medical marijuana activists around the country?
The latter faced down nearly the entire federal apparatus — federal agencies who didn’t recognize state law, countless federal raids and arrests, and a Supreme Court that ruled against their cause in 2005. Even with such stacked odds, they persisted in their state-level efforts, and today, enough states have medical marijuana laws that the federal government is unable (or unwilling) to oppose them.
Only time will tell if gun rights activists have the same courage.
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Intelligence document says extremist radicals “stockpiling” weapons and ammunition in fear of Obama gun ban
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, April 13, 2009
A Department of Homeland Security intelligence assessment equates gun owners with violent terrorists and states that radical extremists are “stockpiling” weapons in fear of an Obama administration gun ban.
This newly uncovered document is just the latest in a long sordid line of training manuals in which the federal government characterizes millions of American citizens as potentially violent terrorists who are a threat to law enforcement.
The document is entitled Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment (PDF link) and was released just a few days ago. The paper is labeled Law Enforcement Sensitive and states, “No portion of the LES information should be released to the media, the general public, or over non-secure Internet servers. Release of this information could adversely affect or jeopardize investigative activities.”
However, probably as a result of a concerned whistleblower, the secret document has been leaked to the Internet. Alex Jones called the numbers listed on the document and validated its authenticity. He contacted the “watch captain” at the Department of Homeland Security’s National Infrastructure Coordinating Center who confirmed the product number on the document as legitimate but would not comment further. A call to the FBI went unanswered.
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A group in the US State of New Hampshire is becoming more vocal in its fight for independence. They believe the federal government has overstepped its role and intruded upon their states’ rights.
A group calling themselves the Free State Project says the only option is to let states govern themselves and set their own rules – much they already do on issues like firearm legislation.New Hampshire is one of the places with the most liberal laws in the country, but now it’s in a fight for even more independence. There are about 1.3 million people living in New Hampshire. The goal of the Free State Project is to attract 20,000 people to its cause within ten years time.
Some prominent figures have spoken out and criticized the recent operations of the government:
“The federal government is assuming powers that weren’t delegated to it. It is already acting to destroy the economy of the United States. It is going to devalue our currency, it is further corrupting domestic policies of the states, motivating them to do things they would not do naturally, except for being bribed with the people’s money,” said State Representative Dan Itse.
“If anything is going to cause the dissolution of the United States, it’s the stimulus package and the excessive spending of the federal government,” he added.
Chris Lawless used to work for the government, but he got fed up and quit. Now, he lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children. Chris said the US Government is incompetent, and he has no illusions about the promises of change:
“The federal government doesn’t follow its own rules. There are countless laws that break the constitution and yet they don’t seem to care that they’ve broken these laws. Obama hasn’t broken that many laws yet, but he is about to. Just because he is charismatic and well-spoken, that does not make a great leader, it makes great TV,” said Lawless, who is a member of the Free State Project.
Chris says the country would be much better off if each state decided its own needs. That way, when the government makes a mistake, the entire country doesn’t have to suffer, as is happening now in the turmoil of the current economic catastrophe.
“We always say that we’re free – the land of the free. And we’re spreading democracy. A lot of times some other countries are freer. There are decisions being made in Washington that affect our lives that they have no business making,” said Lawless.
New Hampshire is also one place in America where it is legal to carry a gun. Liberty activists make sure they exploit that right to the fullest. When asked why one activist was carrying a gun he responded:
“For the same reason I have an airbag in my car, a fire extinguisher in my kitchen, and a smoke alarm in my house.”