Posts Tagged ‘Second Amendment

25
Dec
12

Demand a Plan

How about this for a plan?

(I) All people on this video who have armed body guards are called out as they are… hypocrites.
(1) Make all public officials who are anti-2nd turn in all their weapons, body-guards, and permits.
(2) Make all celebrities who are anti-2nd turn in all their weapons, body-guards, and permits.

(II) Have an honest discussion on gun-free zones.
(1) Of the ones they listed…
(i) 1999: Columbine… gun-free zone
(ii) 2007: Virginia Tech… gun-free zone
(iii) 2011: Tuscon
(iv) 2012: Auora… gun-free zone
(v) 2009: Fort Hood… gun-free zone
(vi) 2012: Oak Creek… gun-free zone
(vii) 2012: Newtown, Sandy Hook… gun-free zone
(2) Of the ones they didn’t list…
(i) 2001: Flight 93, 11, 175, and 77 on 9/11… gun-free zone
(ii) 2006: Amish School… gun-free zone

(III) Get a sense of responsibility back. In our society nobody is responsible anymore. Default on your home loan – that’s cool, you can default and the government will help you subsidize! Make bad business deals (i.e. auto and financial sectors) – that’s cool, you can default and have the government bail you out! Go have sex and say fuck contraception – that’s cool, you can just go have an abortion at Planned Parenthood that is funded by the government! Get married and don’t have the forttude to work it out – that’s cool, you can just go and get a divorce! Don’t save for retirement – that’s cool, you can just rely on your children to forcibly donate part of their paycheck to your retirement. Don’t get a job or contribute to society – that’s cool, you can just live at home with your parents OR have the state pay for your housing AND food. Maybe if we as a society start feeling responsible for how things go they will contribute and become active in their societies and their decisions.

(IV) Kill the media. Stop letting the media glorify sickos that go on killing sprees for weeks upon weeks.

(V) Examine gun-laws vs crime rates
(1) 1976 – Washington D.C.: During the years in which the D.C. handgun ban and trigger lock law was in effect, the Washington, D.C. murder rate averaged 73% higher than it was at the outset of the law, while the U.S. murder rate averaged 11% lower. (Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)
(2) 1968 – Britain: the homicide rate in England and Wales has averaged 52% higher since the outset of the 1968 gun control law and 15% higher since the outset of the 1997 handgun ban. (Report: “Homicides, Firearm Offences and Intimate Violence 2008/09.” Edited by Kevin Smith and John Flatley. UK Home Office, January 21, 2010.)
(3) 1982 – Chicago: Since the outset of the Chicago handgun ban, the Chicago murder rate has averaged 17% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 25% lower. Since the outset of the Chicago handgun ban, the percentage of Chicago murders committed with handguns has averaged about 40% higher than it was before the law took effect. (2005 Chicago Murder Analysis Report.” Chicago Police Department.)
(4) 1987 – Florida: Since the outset of the Florida right-to-carry law, the Florida murder rate has averaged 36% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 15% lower. (“Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)
(5) 1996 – Texas: Since the outset of the Texas right-to-carry law, the Texas murder rate has averaged 30% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 28% lower. (“Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)
(6) 2001 – Michigan: Since the outset of the Michigan right-to-carry law, the Michigan murder rate has averaged 4% lower than it was before the law took effect, while the U.S. murder rate has averaged 2% lower. (“Uniform Crime Reporting Program, United States, 1960-2008.” Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division.)

(VI) Examine the effect of armed citizens on criminals
(1) Based on survey data from the U.S. Department of Justice, roughly 5,340,000 violent crimes were committed in the United States during 2008. These include simple/aggravated assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, rapes, and murders. Of these, about 436,000 or 8% were committed by offenders visibly armed with a gun. (“National Crime Victimization Survey: Criminal Victimization, 2008.” By Michael R. Rand. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Department of Justice, September 2009.)
(2) Based on survey data from a 2000 study published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, U.S. civilians use guns to defend themselves and others from crime at least 989,883 times per year. (Paper: “Measuring Civilian Defensive Firearm Use: A Methodological Experiment.” By David McDowall and others. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, March 2000. Data file: “U.S. Interim Projections by Age, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin: 2000-2050, Detailed Data File.” Population Projections Branch, U.S. Census Bureau, May 11, 2004.)
(3) A 1982 survey of male felons in 11 state prisons dispersed across the U.S. found:
(i) 34% had been “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim”
(ii) 40% had decided not to commit a crime because they “knew or believed that the victim was carrying a gun”
(iii) 69% personally knew other criminals who had been “scared off, shot at, wounded, or captured by an armed victim” (Book: Armed and Considered Dangerous: A Survey of Felons and Their Firearms (Expanded Edition). By James D. Wright and Peter D. Rossi. Aldine De Gruyter, 1986)

(VII) Examine why we have the Second Amendment to begin with.
(1) James Madison: “To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties, and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence.
Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” (Federalist 46)
(2) Richard Henry Lee: “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves …” (Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, Letter XVIII, May, 1788.)
(3) George Mason: “I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” (Co-author of the Second Amendment, during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788).
(4) George Washington: “Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”

To me the plan seems simple… IT IS ALREADY IN PLACE! Quit taking away firearms from law-abiding citizens. In fact, train them and take away their restrictions. Look at Switzerland! Hell look at the teachers carrying firearms in Israel – one of the most volatile places on Earth.

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18
May
09

Enemy List – I’m On it, Are You?

In the name of making a utopia, The Left has decided to squash opposition. How are they going to do that? Well, silence all opposing speech by labeling it rightwing extremism. Of course, how silly of me. Of course we would all get along if we just all towed-line and never agreed.

Sounds kind of like some of the dictatorships of past? You don’t like what we say or do? Well, then we are just going to shoot you in the head of do some sort of medical experiment on you or work you until you die. That way, with you removed, we can all can live happily. Psht…

Well, here is the pudding. Eat it up.  The DHS has made a draft of a document to fight this “rightwing extremist” conversation and organization. Some piece of the document below.

Rightwing extremism in the United States can be broadly divided into those groups, movements, and adherents that are primarily hate-oriented (based on hatred of particular religious, racial or ethnic groups), and those that are mainly antigovernment, rejecting federal authority in favor of state or local authority, or rejecting government authority entirely. It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration.

I am anti-government (or at least, uber-small government), so I suspect that I would be grouped into this definition. I also believe in the power of the States too, so I also meet that requirement too. And of course I am pro-life, so that is three strikes against me. I am also a member of 9-12 Project and Campaign for Liberty, both of which are primarily small-government groups. I also am a supporter of Ron Paul, one of the few politicians that is not afraid of talking about reducing the size of government. And worse yet, I am a member of Lost Horizons, the group that believes in only paying taxes as the Constitution dictates! It looks like there is no denying that I am a rightwing extremist here!

(U//LES) Rightwing extremists are harnessing this historical election as a recruitment tool. Many rightwing extremists are antagonistic toward the new presidential administration and its perceived stance on a range of issues, including immigration and citizenship, the expansion of social programs to minorities, and restrictions on firearms ownership and use. Rightwing extremists are increasingly galvanized by these concerns and leverage them as drivers for recruitment. From the 2008 election timeframe to the present, rightwing extremists have capitalized on related racial and political prejudices in expanded propaganda campaigns, thereby reaching out to a wider audience of potential sympathizers.

I am against the President and his stance on immigration and I believe that every American has the ability to make life work. It is a disgrace to give people handouts due to a “group” that they belong to – to me it is akin to saying “we don’t believe you can make it because you are XYZ, so here is some $$$.” I also believe strongly in the 2nd Amendment. It was the first time in the history of the world that a government guaranteed the right for its citizens to bear arms. Why did the Founding Fathers do this – so we would be guaranteed the right to defend our lives, liberties, and freedoms should someone try to come take them. Again, I squarely meet this definition of what a rightwing extremist is.

(U) Exploiting Economic Downturn

(U//FOUO) Rightwing extremist chatter on the Internet continues to focus on the economy, the perceived loss of U.S. jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, and home foreclosures. Anti-Semitic extremists attribute these losses to a deliberate conspiracy conducted by a cabal of Jewish “financial elites.” These “accusatory” tactics are employed to draw new recruits into rightwing extremist groups and further radicalize those already subscribing to extremist beliefs. DHS/I&A assesses this trend is likely to accelerate if the economy is perceived to worsen.

I’ve never said that anything about Jewish Elites, but I do think that the only people in the world that can say “I am in deep debt, but let’s spend more money to get us out of debt (read: bailouts)” are the Elites. But regardless of whether or not they are true Elites, they still spend money like it isn’t theirs. Wait… it isn’t theirs. Again, I probably fall into this category as well.

(U) Disgruntled Military Veterans

(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A assesses that rightwing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize returning veterans in order to exploit their skills and knowledge derived from military training and combat. These skills and knowledge have the potential to boost the capabilities of extremists—including lone wolves or small terrorist cells—to carry out violence. The willingness of a small percentage of military personnel to join extremist groups during the 1990s because they were disgruntled, disillusioned, or suffering from the psychological effects of war is being replicated today.

If a Veteran comes home and joins up, it is because they were disgruntled before they left. Just because you exit the military doesn’t mean that you are instantly pissed off. However, I know that some of us that were in the military (myself included) have been discharged and now look back and feel that they were not doing exactly what they were thought they were doing – defending this country and her Constitution.

(NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;

I find it interesting that the makers of this oath said, “foreign and domestic.” Logically, one would think that invaders would be charging you on the battlefield – not be behind you giving orders. But someone out there had the insight that a destroyer of the Constitution may very well be domestic… and I think that is by far the greatest fear of mine that we are destroying the Constitution from within.

(Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the link to the document and the excerpts found here)

EDIT: Here is a link to the DHS document in case it has been removed on other sites.

14
Feb
09

While Everyone Talks About The Stimulus, They Are Sneaking Our Second Amendment out the Back Door

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Dear Concerned Citizen,

The liberals are at it again. In a new bill introduced the first day of the present session of Congress, and with zero coverage from the MSM, H.R. 45 (Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009) targets all gun owners in the U.S.A. While the media the world and everyone else is focused on the “phony plan” to spend tax dollars legislation is sneeking through the House and Senate for more gun control.

This nefarious bill seeks to strip us all of our Constitutional Rights to possess and bear firearms of any distinction. It requires, within the first two years, that all new guns be registered. The bill goes retroactive after two years. Meaning that two years after the passage of the bill, ALL FIREARMS in a citizen’s possession must be registered, not just those purchased after the bill passes, and this apparently applies to antique firearms as well.

Continue reading ‘While Everyone Talks About The Stimulus, They Are Sneaking Our Second Amendment out the Back Door’

31
Jan
09

The Right that Protects All Other Rights

Old article, but a good one. Obama may not come to our home and take our guns, but he can (and probably will) make it hard for you to get guns and also make it harder and more expensive to buy ammunition. Take if from the Founding Fathers, guns are the one right that protects all the other rights.

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