I have a problem with this law, or any law that someone thought was necessary to protect American’s rights so that American’s don’t have to. It troubles me that this law was made because too many Americans were asked inappropriate questions that too many Americans were too spineless to answer appropriately.
If my doctor ever asked me about my gun ownership, in the context of doing his job, I would tell him to mind his own business if he wanted me to remain a part of his business.
Anybody is free to ask me if I own guns, how many guns, where are my guns or what kind of guns. I’m free to hurt their feelings with my answer. I’m also free to just simply stare at them like they are the stupidest form of life on earth. I don’t need a politician to step in and protect my rights from my doctor.
While I’m spouting opinion lemme just say this too, it fits in: Someone once told me that the Constitution was inefficient or flawed because it had no defense mechanism. I was never sure exactly what that meant, but my argument was that the Constitution didn’t need to protect itself – that’s my job. The Constitution merely defines what government can and cannot do for me, to me or on behalf of me. Its defense is dependent on me having the balls to make sure that it is upheld.
Where the Constitution says my right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, it doesn’t contain any magic to prevent that infringement. That’s my job.
This law, like most laws, exists to compensate for the People’s lack of knowledge, and lack of balls.
The decision leaves no gray area in gun-carrying rights.
Judge Scullin extensively referenced the Supreme Court decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010) to concluding “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”
The court ordered the city to now allow residents from the District and other states to carry weapon within its boundaries.
He urged Mayor Vincent Gray, a Democrat, and the Democrat-controlled City Council to “swiftly enact a concealed carry law that protects the rights of law abiding citizens to protect themselves.”
Gray did not respond to request for comment.
That’s because Gray and the D.C. city council have no intentions of “allowing” Americans their Constitutional Rights, they will attempt to ignore this decision. If pressed, they will attempt to delay. If forced to, they will enact some bastardized version of gun allowance legislation similar to the pap that Chicago is still getting away with.
This fight is not over.
“Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association president Erik Blake said at the press conference that the provision giving police added discretion on firearms identification cards is ‘not about being capricious or arbitrary or taking away people’s rights,’” the Globe report continued.
That’s one side of the mouth talking. The other side shows what kind of “discretion” the chiefs are demanding.
“Having long guns–rifles and shotguns–especially here in the city of Boston, I think we should have, as the local authority, some say in the matter,” Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told Boston Public Radio (WGBH) in a July 23 interview. “For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle.”
Doesn’t that sound reasonable and commonsense to you, as opposed to capricious and arbitrary? It does to sly prevaricators in the Massachusetts Senate, dutifully parroted by “real reporters,” offering what they characterize as a “compromise.”
… the kid was slinging drugs on the corner and at the very least was associated w/ local gangs, some of which probably wanted that corner or didn’t like the competition. The family is in denial over his behavior.
This is the reality of most ‘gun violence’ yet if you look at the comments on places like the CSGV FB page, the big bad NRA are ‘terrorists’ and are ‘killing children’.
Think about how sinister this is. The Federal Government takes money from the citizens of a state, then says “if you want some of this back, you must do what we say.” And they do all of this, knowing that the only states that will fight it are the ones controlled by Republicans.
There seems to be no end to the depravity of this administration.
Can you have a “speak-o” within your “speak-o” explanation?
It’s not like the Justice Department has anything better to do than introduce industry-crippling, idiotic mandates on legal businesses. It’s not like there’s any corruption at the IRS, EPA, NSA, VA, or any other branch of the government they need to be investigating
While Bree Sison of WBZ-TV estimated the crowd numbering in the hundreds, Boston.com described the area in front of the State House as “teeming with protesters,” noting that rally organizer Jeff Kuhner, host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, put the number closer to 10,000.
Unless something changes fast, this will be the generation that drops the torch and lets America die by allowing dictatorship to take root.
~~ Earl of Taint
Do you find it intriguing that an Arab abhors Hamas and has spent 20 years of his life defending the Jewish state? Well, CNN doesn’t. Its investigative journalists prefer to malign Israelis as “scum.” Apparently Rasan Alian just isn’t a compelling story.
From all the photos in the New York Times over the past decade, you would never know that more than 125,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, and many of them have served in the IDF. Or that, in addition to the Druse, large numbers of Bedouins volunteer to join the Israeli army, even though they are exempt from conscription.
… much of the Western media carefully “whitewashes” images from Israel to give the impression that Israelis are all of European heritage. Why? Because whitewashing fits the post-colonial narrative the Left applies to Israel.
… when you see blacks and whites, Jews and Arabs standing side by side against Hamas’s terrorism, it becomes difficult to call Israel a colonialist oppressor or an apartheid state. Instead, we see the reality of Israel’s existence: It is built on liberal values of tolerance anathema to its enemy.
Driven by an insane ideological intransigence and viewing their fellow citizens as human pawns, Hamas leaders are refusing to budge. (While Palestinians live in misery, their leaders shelter in bunkers and opulent Qatari hotel rooms. Who said being a Sunni-Islamist revolutionary had to be a hard life?)
From Fatah, but more important, from Jordan and Egypt (both of whom Hamas dislikes but needs), Hamas faces new pressure to yield.
I tend not to trust people who have a firm track record of hating me and trying to kill me. Now, to be fair, do “all” Muslims want to kill me? Of course not. But here’s the problem: I can’t tell the good ones from the bad ones just by looking at them.
America, can we just cut through all the crap for a minute and talk some sanity. Islam is not a religion of peace; it’s a cult perpetrated by a false prophet who was undoubtedly insane or demon- possessed. Take your pick.
And now, some of you are thinking, “Oh no. Skip is asking for trouble now. A terrorist sleeper cell is coming to his house and will kill him without a doubt.”
Really? Has it come to that?
Ironically enough, we’re not afraid of the Muslims; rather, we’re afraid of being called bigots. We’d rather die than be called a “bad person.” Now isn’t that the height of arrogance.
… eliminate tax breaks and financial subsidies for colleges and universities that support involvement with the Boycott, Divestiture, and Sanctions movement. Such support is already illegal under Section 501(c)(3) of the federal tax code, which prohibits the use of tax-exempt money for political and ideological purposes.
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One of his ideas is to artificially induce intolerance to red meat. If people dislike the taste, Liao says, there will be reduced demand for meat and therefore a reduced environmental impact, as 18 percent of greenhouse emissions come from livestock farming.
… Liao explained in an interview with The Atlantic that he and his colleagues have also “toyed with the idea” of a patch, similar to a nicotine patch, which will make its user sick if he or she tries to eat a juicy burger.
Another one of Liao’s ideas is shrinking ourselves, which he says will reduce our environmental footprint.
Another liberal perfesser, educated far beyond his intelligence, with too much thinkin’ time on his soft hands but ill-equipped to do said thinking.
And he’s teaching your children while living and prospering on your money.
In an America that is populated with citizens having fortitude and wisdom, this idiot would get a pat on the head and hang his silly paper on the refrigerator for a while.
… Mexico’s military colonists are not military. Often they aren’t even Mexican. But they have managed to take back California without firing a shot. Unless you count the occasional drive by shooting.
The military colonists flooding our shores are part of an unacknowledged partnership between their political leaders and ours. Their political leaders are fighting a war to redress the wrongs of centuries or millennia. Our political leaders are looking to shift the voting balances in a ward or a district for the next election. When they resettle the next shipment of Afghans in an otherwise conservative area with a view to tilting the electoral balance, they are using them as military colonists for the short term while their homelands use them as military colonists in the long term.
… Islamic terrorism is only the foam on the surface. It’s the bubbles at the edge of the pot. A minor symptom of a much bigger problem. Ir’s simply the most violent expression of a widely shared belief that Islamic law is superior to Western law. Most peoples feel that their ways and customs are best. It doesn’t become a problem until they become the majority and won’t take no for an answer.
Islam embodies expansionism. Its directives of male violence and female subjugation have no other end. They protect the tribal imperatives of endogamy and violence, of inbreeding and the feud. It has no ideas except to get bigger and that makes its followers into ideal military colonists.
For the longest time I have chosen to chalk our President’s stumbles, bumbles, and disasters up to incompetence. He is in over his head. He is inexperienced. He is out of his league. It is hard to accept otherwise.
But it is clearer and clearer that is not true. It is clear that President Obama’s disastrous policies are premised not in incompetence, but in maliciousness. Our President — and he is our President — is not a stumbler and a bumbler, but a Nero who when not persecuting Christians, plays golf while the world burns.
Even foreign media have noticed that our President has, uhm, checked out …
The subhead on the Telegraph’s story is brutal: “The degree to which Barack Obama is now phoning it in – sleepwalking perfunctorily through his second term, amid golf rounds and dinner parties – is astonishing.”
And when you’ve lost Dianne Feinstein …