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.
(CNN) At least 19 people were killed and 26 injured in a stabbing spree at a facility for disabled people west of Tokyo, making it one of Japan’s deadliest mass killings since World War II. Nine men and 10 women, ranging in age from 18 to 70, were killed in the attack.
Officer Satomi Kurihara of the Sagamihara Fire Department confirmed the death toll at the Tsukui Yamayuri-en facility in Sagamihara, a residential area approximately 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of the capital.
Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old who worked at the facility until February, broke in through a window about 2 a.m. Tuesday (1 p.m. ET Monday), Kanagawa Prefecture officials said at a news conference.
Because, as we all know — and Leftists know this best of all — if we eliminate firearms wholesale, then violence will simply plummet and go away. All will be well with the world, birds will sing, clouds will part and the sun will shine.
“What’s the frequency, Kenneth?” Dan Rather knows.
Yes, Leftists are in fact that naive. Logic and the nature of humanity, as I’ve written before, eludes the deluded.
The following table shows the number and percent of murder victims in the United States by the cause of death. Weapons used or cause of death include guns, stabbing, blunt objects, strangulation, arson, and more.
Weapons used or cause of death
feet, or pushing
1. Refers to club, hammer, etc.
2. Before 1973, includes drowning.
3. Includes poison, explosives, unknown, drowning, asphyxiation, narcotics, other means, and weapons not stated.
Source: Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Uniform Crime Reports for the United States, 1997, 2007 and 2008; Crime in the United States 2011, 2012.
But let’s stop dancing around the issue of “gun control.” Let’s get down to brass tacks: Demorats and Leftists want out-and-out gun confiscation. Make no mistake about that. Hillary Clinton and all other power elites have their own private police forces. You don’t. They have “theirs” and that is all they care about.
When you get down to it, Leftists and Demorats will only be satisfied when there exists the complete removal of firearms from American citizens. The outright trampling of the Second Amendment. What’s left? Tire irons? Knives?
But here’s one thing you won’t be able to do with a knife or a rock or a lamp or a baseball bat or a torch or a pitchfork: defend yourself against a government. Oppose oppressive government regimes. Governments, all governments, our government, will always be armed with heavy, military grade weapons. Historically, our Second Amendment does not exist to allow Americans to hunt. That’s a ridiculous claim when made by anyone. The Second Amendment exists in America in order to resist tyranny in any form and that includes an over-reaching government, foreign or domestic.
Demorats and Leftists are not grounded in reality. They are only versed in power and money. The citizenry can be armed or it can be disarmed. Those who are disarmed are called Proles, Serfs, Groundlings, Commoners.
In the meantime, criminals will still commit crimes, the mentally unstable will still be unstable, and Leftists will still be unable to grasp these fundamental concepts.
FBI tells teachers to inform on students who express ‘anti-government’ and ‘anarchist’ political beliefs as high schools are ‘ideal targets’ for extremist recruiters
by Wills Robinson
Document urges faculty members to assess behavior of students
They suggest to watch for certain signs, such as tendency toward violence
Bureau hopes indications could prevent future terrorist attacks
They believed it would help reduce the number of youngsters joining terrorist or anti-government groups
It would seem to me the real “extremist recruiters” could be some of the teachers already employed in public schools.
The FBI wants teachers to inform on ‘anti-government’ or ‘anarchist’ students.
In a document titled ‘Preventing Violence and Extremism in Schools’, the bureau urges faculty members to assess concerning behavior of schoolchildren as they may be ’embracing extremist ideologies’.
They also list a number of indications, such as violent tendencies, which may be a sign they are planning an attack or may want to join a terrorist group.
Officials then want staff to pass on information to authorities in a bid to prevent any actions which could put others in danger.
In other words, the United States government wants to make an enemy out of me once again — but oddly enough, only during Leftist administrations. The federal government wants to make an enemy of its soldiers, of those who believe in religion (excepting that of Islam) and those who believe in the Second Amendment.
AG Lynch Testifies: Justice Dept. Has ‘Discussed’ Civil Legal Action Against Climate Change Deniers
by Jon Street
Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified Wednesday that the Justice Department has “discussed” taking civil legal action against the fossil fuel industry for “denying” the “threat of carbon emissions” when it comes to climate change.
A Democrat asked and was answered:
“My question to you is, other than civil forfeitures and matters attendant to a criminal case, are there other circumstances in which a civil matter under the authority of the Department of Justice has been referred to the FBI?” he asked.
“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch answered. “I’m not aware of a civil referral at this time.”
And it couldn’t have happened to a more traitorous man. Or quickly enough.
The only thing worse than having to hear Obama’s voice, literally, EVERY day for the past seven years would be to hear Hillary’s piercing voice every day. That is not, at this point, an impossible future.
Will Obama mention his traitorous Iranian deal? Will he mention the Iranian missiles fired close to our newest aircraft carrier? Will he mention the ten sailors captured by Iran? As Charles Krauthammer said, Obama has already been serially humiliated by Iran.
Obama canceled sanctions for the missile launches. Obama is kind to our enemies and brutal to our allies.
How long will the speech go? How many times will he say “I” instead of we?
That wasn’t a movie, a TV show or a bad SNL skit. That’s classroom reality.
“Food Stamp recipients didn’t cause the financial crisis; recklessness on Wall Street did.” Wall Street helped; but the givernment demanded that banks loan to people who couldn’t afford houses.
“Look, if anybody still wants to dispute the science around climate change, have at it. You’ll be pretty lonely, because you’ll be debating our military, most of America’s business leaders, the majority of the American people, almost the entire scientific community, and 200 nations around the world who agree it’s a problem and intend to solve it.”
Again, more lies. More embracement of The Religious Left — those who so desperately want to believe in Global Warming. It is a religion that demands faith and, like islam, brooks no dissenters.
“No nation dares to attack us or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin.”
All of the highest-ranking military professionals in the room appeared as though they had had a steaming dog turd stuffed in their mouths when Obama said that. I watched.
“Surveys show our standing around the world is higher than when I was elected to this office.”
Another massive and total lie.
Even the Demorats in the audience who stood to clap did so with tepid vigor and passive and disinterested faces.
THE BIGGEST LIE OF THE EVENING:
“We don’t need to build them (ISIL) up to show that we’re serious, nor do we need to push away vital allies in this fight by echoing the lie that ISIL is representative of one of the world’s largest religions.”
THE BIGGEST OMISSION OF THE EVENING:
NOT ONE WORD about US debt and the massive deficits, CONTINUED and EXPANDED GOVERNMENT SPENDING that he and Demorats and Leftists demand.
“The future we want – opportunity and security for our families; a rising standard of living and a sustainable, peaceful planet for our kids – all that is within our reach. But it will only happen if we work together. It will only happen if we can have rational, constructive debates.”
And those debates, those discussions, are just what you and the Demorats and your fellow Leftists won’t brook in your cabinet meetings, in the public, on the internet, in books and magazines, on television and, mostly now, in our schools and universities.
“As frustration grows, there will be voices urging us to fall back into tribes, to scapegoat fellow citizens who don’t look like us, or pray like us, or vote like we do, or share the same background.”
How odd that you mention that in your very last state of the union speech, because you have been the greatest Divider In Chief.
Obama simultaneously disarms American citizens and arms Iran with the largest, most powerful and deadliest weapons systems on the planet. Mr Obama disarms our citizens, removes equipment from our police forces — who are our First Responders to terrorist and critical incidents, not any single faction of the federal government, in any form. Not the FBI, not the US Marshals, not FEMA. Not any federal agency. Your local law enforcement only.
He also ensures that our law enforcement agencies are diminished, demagogued, belittled.
Obama was the greatestDivider In Chief. He will be proven as the least effective president in recent history, even worse than that of James Earl Carter.
His power depended precisely upon division, the diminishment of American power, greater regulatory and governmental power and money, with the
Just as with his entire administration and tenure, Obama’s final state of the union speech was entirely disconnected from reality. He continues to be physically and mentally separated from the true reality in America and continues his denial of the way the country and the world operates. His speech was disjointed and riddled with major droppings of his ego, arrogance and dismissal of those who would oppose him or his policies in any fashion. He sets aside reality that is inconvenient to him.
Not one word about American hostages in Iran. Not one word about the Iran sanctions or Monday’s ten hostage sailors. He lectures us about civility but not one reference to the fact that Obama is almost singlehandedly responsible for the chaos in Syria via ISIS, his “J.V. team” and that, by extension, Obama will be responsible for the Islamization and decline of the bulk of Europe.
Obama chose to ignore the area where a president can have the most ready influence: foreign policy. He chose to dictate the area foundationally covered by and under the aegis of Congress: domestic policy.
The speech, like Mr Obama, was sophomoric, belittling and pedantic. And not based in any way upon reality.
“This was less about a state of the union than it was a state of denial.” — Ted Cruz
Here is your Utopia, Leftists. Quick, catch the next rubber raft to Denmark (you wouldn’t dare think of getting on an airplane or a ship, considering the pollution you’d condone by doing so). Its golden arms await you.