At a time when we in the United States find the Second Amendment challenged on any number of levels, most certainly in blue states like Fornicalia, and when any number of citizens in Europe wish they had their own version of the Second Amendment, there comes the occasional federal ruling chalked up into the “win” column.
Federal court strikes down DC anti-concealed carry law
by Josh Delk
A federal appeals court reportedly ruled on Tuesday that a Washington, D.C., law requiring people to prove they have “proper reason” for a concealed-carry gun permit is unconstitutional.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the law, which requires people to show “proper reason to fear injury” in order to carry a firearm, is unconstitutional and a violation of D.C. residents’ Second Amendment rights.
Let’s remember this, shall we? The DC Court of Appeals is the secondmost powerful courtin the nation, directly behind SCOTUS.
According to the law, acceptable reasons to get a permit included jobs that required employees to protect valuables or if an individual had been threatened.
Hello? Earth to Common Sense? For once we appear to be communicating.
Seattle gun tax failure? Firearm sales plummet, violence spikes after law passes
by Dan Springer
When the City of Seattle passed a tax on all sales of guns and ammunition, the measure was hailed as a way to defray the rising costs of gun violence.
But since the tax took effect, those costs have only risen as gun violence in the city has surged. And the tax has apparently brought in much less than city leaders projected it would.
“How much data do you need?” asked Dave Workman, senior editor of TheGunMag.com and member of the Second Amendment Foundation. “The data says the law has failed to prevent what they promised it would prevent.”
Oh come on. Let’s be honest because the Leftists certainly won’t. First and foremost, this is another Leftist assault on the Second Amendment, which Leftists despise along with other aspects of the Bill of Rights — to include the First Amendment.
This was how it was portrayed in 2015, with Tucker Carlson responding to Abby Huntsman (ironic?).
You have but to look at and examine a host of violent events in American universities this year and last where speakers were threatened, actually struck, and either physically removed or had their presentations canceled because of Leftist violence and protests.
Leftists and Demorats know that when you have effectively eliminated the Second Amendment you are quite well on your way to eliminating the First Amendment and that is one of their ultimate goals: control of every aspect of your life, including your speech and, literally, your thoughts. When you cannot fight back you cannot stem their tide of monolithic policy, philosophy, suppression and control.
Let me again state the obvious. Those conservative or Republicans who insist the Second Amendment exists to allow good Americans to hunt or sport shoot couldn’t be more wrong. The Second Amendment exists so that good Americans are sufficiently armed in order to stave off attempts by the government to corrupt, arrest, enslave, oppress or subjugate the people of the United States. No more, no less.
Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess introduced the tax in 2015. It puts a $25 tax on every firearm sold in the city and up to 5 cents per round of ammunition. The measure easily passed and took effect January 1, 2016. Comparing the first five months of 2017 with the same period before the gun tax went into effect, reports of shots fired are up 13 percent, the number of people injured in shootings climbed 37 percent and gun deaths doubled, according to crime statistics from the Seattle Police Department.
Tucker Carlson spoke last week about the so-called “unforeseen consequences” of the Seattle gun tax with anti-gun activist Mark Glaze which were, of course, entirely foreseeable.
Here’s what Leftists really want to take effect, up to and until they can literally remove your firearms and ammunition from your homes. Don’t think there isn’t already a $1,000 gun tax per firearm in effect. From ATR.org:
$1,000 Gun Tax Pushed as ‘Role Model’ for States
by John Kartch
WASHINGTON, D.C. – A $1,000 per gun tax should serve as a “role model” for states, according to the governor of the U.S. territory of the Northern Mariana Islands, which imposed the $1,000 gun tax earlier this month (2016). An idea first endorsed by Hillary Clinton in 1993, steep gun taxes have now taken hold in Cook County, Ill. the city of Seattle, and now a U.S. territory.
The administration of Gov. Ralph DLG Torres defended the CNMI’s new gun control laws on Friday as a law that could be “a role model” for other U.S. states and jurisdictions facing seemingly uncontrolled and continued gun violence.
The administration was responding to queries regarding its position on recent reports that the a legal challenge to the new law, Public law 19-42, was likely, particularly over a provision that assesses a $1,000 excise tax on pistols.
The threat of such a tax serving as a role model for other politicians to impose is not an idle one.
Idle? Hell, it’s admired, embraced and salivated-over. Though a few years old, here is another greatly-admired idea from Demorats and Leftists. You can thank your lucky stars that another President Clinton isn’t occupying the Oval Office.
The government and local entities cannot yet physically confiscate your weapons. But they can certainly tax their sales and restrict and/or limit and tax ammunition as well.
Dave Workman doesn’t criticize the study, but he does think the city council should have predicted the results of the gun tax, such as gun dealers leaving with no drop in gun ownership. As for the gun violence, he says that too should not surprise anyone.
“All these gun control laws affect the wrong people,” Workman said. “The gang bangers don’t go in and buy ammunition at retail, at least not around here. It certainly hasn’t stopped them from getting their hands on firearms.”
Tales from Captain Obvious fail to be read by Demorats and Leftists. They continue to double down on laws oppressing the wrong people. Criminals, on the other hand, by definitions printed in their job descriptions, don’t give a shit about your puny laws.
Finally, Colion Noir dares to speak truth to power and truth to you and me.
Gun control is about one thing only. Removing your freedoms. Ask yourselves: just why is it that even Europeans are wishing they had their own Second Amendment these days?
A “gun-free zone” is designed to do one thing only: convince those amongst us with the brain power of your average hubcap (that means you, Demorats and Leftists) that signs, hashtags and good thoughts actually accomplish anything.
Just as those who believe domestic violence TRO’s actually accomplish anything.
All they do is create work for attorneys and Leftists.
This is adjunct professor James Pearce, from Ohio’s Southern State Community College. He’d like to kill you. Nah. He’s kidding. Not. He wants to kill you. Really.
Ah yes, another reason that Leftists are more predominently becoming indistinguishable from Muslim terrorists, advocating the wholesale slaughter of persons with which they disagree.
Ah yes, the loving tolerance of Leftists and Islam, embracing peace, understanding, true diversity of thought and speech on as many levels as possible, expanding outreach and encompassing a startling inclusivity offered to all philosophies and beliefs.
My dripping, frothing sarcasm ends, at least for the moment, now.
Liberal insanity: Professor calls for mass shooting at NRA headquarters, says leave ‘no survivors’
by Sam Rolley
A professor at Southern State Community College is currently under investigation after suggesting via social media that the mass murder of 2nd Amendment supporters would help the Left’s gun control cause.
In a Facebook post last month, Ohio adjunct professor James Pearce said the only way for the left to win its gun control battle is for “a bunch of us anti-gun types” to “arm ourselves, storm the NRA headquarters in Fairfax, VA, and make sure there are no survivors.”
Placed into the clear digital ether in black and white. Retrievable.
My first question: do you think adjunct professor Pearce is “kidding”? Do you think he “doesn’t mean it”?
These days, I’d attribute the veracity of his statements as I would those of Barack Hussein Obaka. He meant every damned word. But what did he actually write and post? Oddly enough — and you would expect no less — I have it.
Adjunct professor — not quite a real, actual professor — James Pearce meant every word he wrote. It wasn’t fun, it wasn’t ribbing, it wasn’t bust-a-gut. Because Leftists have no sense of humor. They, he, are and was completely dead serious.
Pearce’s post has since caught the attention of law enforcement authorities and an investigation is underway.
The professor is protesting the conservative backlash and criminal investigation into his post, saying it’s obvious that the people he threatened can’t take a joke.
“It was suppose to be a joke, folks. I really do think that Facebook needs something like a ‘sarcasm punctuation mark,’” he said. “The less literate among us don’t seem to recognize humor when they see it.
Right. The unwashed amongst us, the Proles, the Serfs, the Underlings, the Commoners. The arrogance drips from his every word.
This is the man who wouldn’t know a handgun from a rifle, a hard day’s work, sweating for a living, a student not bowing down before his swelled cranium.
One can immediately suss that Professor Pearce is the person upon which one would rely should you encounter some kind of violent critical incident, yes? Yes. His persona is such that he would fight tooth and nail for you and me. He would obviously be not unlike Brave Sir Robin.
He’s the typical GOWP: Guilty Overeducated White Person, who has been taught, but has learned little about life.
Gavin Newsom: Ammunition ‘The Most Dangerous Part’ of a Gun
by AWR Hawkins
Californian Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom is hitching his 2018 gubernatorial campaign to a statewide ballot proposal that would sharply restrict the sale of ammunition.
“It seems to me the most dangerous part of the weapon is not the weapon itself, it’s the ammunition,” he said April 1.
He wants anyone buying ammunition to endure a background check similar to the one that would-be gun buyers currently have to pass to buy a firearm.
According to the Press Democrat, Newsom, speaking at the Graton casino, told a story about being denied a Sudafed cold medicine purchase because he did not have a driver’s license to show at the pharmacy counter. He suggested it is strange that a person has to show ID to buy cold medicine but not ammunition.
So you want ID for ammunition? You want background checks for ammunition?
How about we apply what I call the Logical Extension then, sir? That would be: mandatory identification for voting. Background checks for voters. Appearing at one’s voting precinct is a perfect time to run persons for criminal warrants. to check if they are welfare abusers, drug abusers, in violation of any number of restraining orders, tort violations, domestic abuse violations. Imagine how many domestic abuse cases could be solved with abusers in custody?
After all, voting is one of the MOST consequential actions one can take yearly.
It’s only fair — I love that Leftist word when applied against them — that the United States know — like firearms — if actual CITIZENS are voting upon issues that determine the future of the nation.
Newsom is also pushing a ban on the possession of “high capacity” magazines. He says such magazines are “disproportionately responsible for mayhem.”
What is a “high capacity magazine”?
Would that be a hundred rounds? Fifty rounds? Thirty rounds? Twenty rounds? Ten rounds?
How about five rounds?
Like Barney Fife, keep your one round in your pocket.