2nd Amendment Rights

US Rep Broun Warns of Obama Dictatorship

Posted on September 3, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Healthcare, Media Bias, Obama, Politics, Socialism/Communism |

Bravo, Bravo Rep. Broun!!! He is exactly right!!!! I wish we had more Republican politicians who had the guts to say the truth like he does. The only thing that’s gonna save us from this dictatorship is more people like Mr. Broun!! We cannot let Obama take our freedoms away!!! Again I say, IMPEACH OBAMA!!!!

Broun warns of dictatorship

Congressman stays on message – freedom at risk

By BLAKE AUED

MADISON – U.S. Rep. Paul Broun is again raising the specter of Democrats turning the United States into a totalitarian state.

Broun, R-Athens, apparently has not changed his belief that President Obama may be a fascist since he made similar remarks in Augusta in November and then in an Associated Press interview.

He told a meeting of the Morgan County Republicans on Wednesday night that Obama already has or will have the three things he needs to make himself a dictator: a national police force, gun control and control over the press.

“He has the three things that are necessary to establish an authoritarian government,” Broun said. “And so we need to be ever-vigilant, because freedom is precious.”

As he did when comparing Obama to Hitler and the Soviets last year, Broun cited a speech Obama gave in Colorado during the campaign last July calling for “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military.

In the speech, Obama called young Americans to serve both at home and abroad, and said he would expand the Peace Corps, AmeriCorps and other volunteer opportunities. Broun, however, said Obama was referring to a national police force.

“‘The liberals say, ‘What is wrong with Americorps?’ ” Broun said. “Well, this is not Americorps.”

Broun also said he thinks the national media is openly supporting Obama’s policies. He also said he believes the president and Attorney General Eric Holder will enact new gun-control policies.

Holder said in February that he wants to renew a Clinton-era ban on assault weapons, but Obama said in April that he is putting the issue on the back burner.

Broun also cited the dozens of so-called “czars” Obama has appointed to oversee areas like the troubled car industry as evidence that he is overstepping his bounds to seek power.

“They’re developing a shadow government that (does not) answer to the American people,” Broun said.

At a town hall meeting in Clarkesville last month, Broun called Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a “socialistic elite” and agreed with a constituent who said they might use a flu pandemic to declare martial law.

“They’re trying to develop an environment where they can take over,” Broun said. “We’ve seen that historically.”

More than 1,000 people combined turned out to hear Broun speak mostly on the topic of health care at town hall meetings Wednesday in Madison and Greene County.

About 300 attended the Madison meeting. At Lake Oconee, the audience filled three 300-seat movie theaters, where Broun spoke on the invitation of three local doctors who have been giving presentations on Democrats’ proposals for health care reform, said Bob Cowles, one of the organizers. Broun spoke live in one theater, while crowds in the other two listened in over a closed circuit.

Health care reform also is about Democrats seeking more power, Broun said.

“It gives them more power, more control over your life,” he said.

Health care is too expensive, he said, and he attributed the cost to government regulations like HIPPA, a 1996 patient privacy and insurance portability law. Rather than create a government-run insurance program to compete with private insurers, the current system’s framework should be kept, but with changes like expanded tax-free health savings accounts, more tax credits for medical expenses and tax breaks for doctors who provide charity care, Broun said.

“Just like (when) you have a dog with fleas, you don’t kill the dog, you put on a flea collar,” he said.

Broun has scheduled another town hall meeting for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Oconee County Civic Center.

LINK: http://www.onlineathens.com/stories/090309/new_489061975.shtml

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Bill HR45 – Obama’s Gun Control Bill

Posted on September 3, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Liberal Idiots, Nanny State, Obama, Politics |

Alright, here we go, they’re trying to take our guns away!! As usual, Obama is trying to keep it hush-hush and telling people that he’s not for gun control when in reality the opposite is true. How many times can Obama outright lie to people before they take notice? We cannot let them take away our right to keep and bear arms – it would be the beginning of the end…

Bill HR45 – Gun Control Bill

HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009

Very Important for you to be aware of a new bill HR 45 introduced into the House.

Even gun shop owners didn’t know about this because it is flying under the radar.

To find out about this – go to any government website and type in HR 45 or Google HR 45 Blair Holt Firearm Licensing & Record of Sales Act of 2009. You will get all the information.

Basically this would make it illegal to own a firearm – any rifle with a clip or ANY pistol unless:

.It is registered

.You are fingerprinted

.You supply a current Driver’s License

.You supply your Social Security #

.You will submit to a physical & mental evaluation at any time of their choosing

.Each update – change or ownership through private or public sale must be reported and costs $25 – Failure to do so you automatically lose the right to own a firearm and are subject up to a year in jail.

.There is a child provision clause on page 16 section 305 stating a child-access provision. Gun must be locked and inaccessible to any child under 18.

They would have the right to come and inspect that you are storing your gun safely away from accessibility to children and fine is punishable for up to 5 yrs. in prison.

If you think this is a joke – go to the website and take your pick of many options to read this. It is long and lengthy. But, more and more people are becoming aware of this. Pass the word along. Any hunters in your family – pass this along.

This is just a “termite” approach to complete confiscation of guns and disarming of our society to the point we have no defense – chip away a little here and there until the goal is accomplished before anyone realizes it. (Did Obama promise transparency? It seems his motives are more and more transparent while his methods are hidden in back rooms.)

This is one to act on whether you own a gun or not.

If you take my gun, only the criminal will have one to use against me. HR 45 only makes me/us less safe. After working with convicts for 26 years I know this bill, if passed, would make them happy and in less danger from their victims.

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:H.R.45:

http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h45/show

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-45

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U.S. Regulatory Czar Nominee Wants Net ‘Fairness Doctrine’: Wants to control us online

Posted on April 30, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Liberal Idiots, Nanny State, Obama, Politicians, Politics, Socialism/Communism |

Oh, give me a break!!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Big brother is going to decide for me what I should and shouldn’t read because apparently I don’t have enough sense to decide for myself? And it’s going to decide if and when I should send an email?? This is too scary!!! You have GOT to read the article below because you won’t believe what he is proposing. Once again I say, “GOVERNMENT SHOULD BUTT OUT OF MY LIFE!! “

U.S. regulatory czar nominee wants Net ‘Fairness Doctrine’

Cass Sunstein sees Web as anti-democratic, proposed 24-hour delay on sending e-mail

Posted: April 27, 2009

© 2009 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON – Barack Obama’s nominee for “regulatory czar” has advocated a “Fairness Doctrine” for the Internet that would require opposing opinions be linked and also has suggested angry e-mails should be prevented from being sent by technology that would require a 24-hour cooling off period.

The revelations about Cass Sunstein, Obama’s friend from the University of Chicago Law School and nominee to head the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, come in a new book by Brad O’Leary, “Shut Up, America! The End of Free Speech.” OIRA will oversee regulation throughout the U.S. government.

Sunstein also has argued in his prolific literary works that the Internet is anti-democratic because of the way users can filter out information of their own choosing.

“A system of limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government,” he wrote. “Democratic efforts to reduce the resulting problems ought not be rejected in freedom’s name.”

Sunstein first proposed the notion of imposing mandatory “electronic sidewalks” for the Net. These “sidewalks” would display links to opposing viewpoints. Adam Thierer, senior fellow and director of the Center for Digital Media Freedom at the Progress and Freedom Center, has characterized the proposal as “The Fairness Doctrine for the Internet.”

“Apparently in Sunstein’s world, people have many rights, but one of them, it seems, is not the right to be left alone or seek out the opinions one desires,” Thierer wrote.

Later, Sunstein rethought his proposal, explaining that it would be “too difficult to regulate [the Internet] in a way that would respond to those concerns.” He also acknowledged that it was “almost certainly unconstitutional.”

Perhaps Sunstein’s most novel idea regarding the Internet was his proposal, in his book “Nudge,” written with Richard Thaler, for a “Civility Check” for e-mails and other online communications.

“The modern world suffers from insufficient civility,” they wrote. “Every hour of every day, people send angry e-mails they soon regret, cursing people they barely know (or even worse, their friends and loved ones). A few of us have learned a simple rule: don’t send an angry e-mail in the heat of the moment. File it, and wait a day before you send it. (In fact, the next day you may have calmed down so much that you forget even to look at it. So much the better.) But many people either haven’t learned the rule or don’t always follow it. Technology could easily help. In fact, we have no doubt that technologically savvy types could design a helpful program by next month.”

That’s where the “Civility Check” comes in.

“We propose a Civility Check that can accurately tell whether the e-mail you’re about to send is angry and caution you, ‘warning: this appears to be an uncivil e-mail. do you really and truly want to send it?'” they wrote. “(Software already exists to detect foul language. What we are proposing is more subtle, because it is easy to send a really awful e-mail message that does not contain any four-letter words.) A stronger version, which people could choose or which might be the default, would say, ‘warning: this appears to be an uncivil e-mail. this will not be sent unless you ask to resend in 24 hours.’ With the stronger version, you might be able to bypass the delay with some work (by inputting, say, your Social Security number and your grandfather’s birth date, or maybe by solving some irritating math problem!).”

Sunstein’s nomination to the powerful new position will require Senate approval. He is almost certain to face other questions about his well-documented controversial views:

In a 2007 speech at Harvard he called for banning hunting in the U.S.

In his book “Radicals in Robes,” he wrote: “[A]lmost all gun control legislation is constitutionally fine. And if the Court is right, then fundamentalism does not justify the view that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms.”

In his 2004 book, “Animal Rights,” he wrote: “Animals should be permitted to bring suit, with human beings as their representatives …”

In “Animal Rights: A Very Short Primer,” he wrote “[T]here should be extensive regulation of the use of animals in entertainment, in scientific experiments, and in agriculture.”

The American Conservative Union is offering an opportunity for Americans to sound off on Sunstein’s agenda. The organization has created a website called Stop Sunstein through which readers can submit petition signatures to members of the U.S. Senate.

“As one of America’s leading constitutional scholars, Cass Sunstein has distinguished himself in a range of fields, including administrative law and policy, environmental law, and behavioral economics,” said Obama at his nomination of his regulatory czar. “He is uniquely qualified to lead my administration’s regulatory reform agenda at this crucial stage in our history. Cass is not only a valued adviser, he is a dear friend and I am proud to have him on my team.”

O’Leary disagrees.

“It’s hard to imagine President Obama nominating a more dangerous candidate for regulatory czar than Cass Sunstein,” he says. “Not only is Sunstein an animal-rights radical, but he also seems to have a serious problem with our First Amendment rights. Sunstein has advocated everything from regulating the content of personal e-mail communications, to forcing nonprofit groups to publish information on their websites that is counter to their beliefs and mission. Of course, none of this should be surprising from a man who has said that ‘limitless individual choices, with respect to communications, is not necessarily in the interest of citizenship and self-government.’ If it were up to Obama and Sunstein, everything we read online – right down to our personal e-mail communications – would have to be inspected and approved by the federal government.”

LINK: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=96301

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Homeland Security Warns of ‘Right-Wing Extremists’

Posted on April 15, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Abortion, Conservatives, Illegal Immigration, Liberal Idiots, Military, Nanny State, Obama, Politicians, Politics, Religion, Reverse Discrimination, Socialism/Communism, Terrorism |

There are 2 interesting articles under this heading.

Can you believe this? They are labeling ‘right-wing extremists’ as a threat??? And keep in mind that ‘right-wing extremists’ are “those that are mainly anti-government, 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.”

They also say “”Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists,” it says. “DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities.”

So we’re being warned about:

-those who want limited and smaller gov’t
-those against abortion
-those against illegal immigration
-those who think we have a right to bear arms
-returning war veterans
-those who are concerned about the loss of US sovereignty

They are issuing a warning about us, but they don’t seem to be that concerned about the real terrorists out there. What is going on???

I also find it interesting that they seem to be so concerned that right wingers don’t like or agree with the current administration and that we might cause trouble. Are they kidding??? They hated Bush with such a passion that they actively wished for his death, yet they are concerned about us??? Oh, the hypocrisy!!!

This should concern EVERYONE!! The current administration is NOT FOR us, they are AGAINST us. They are demonizing at least half of America!

Homeland Security on guard for ‘right-wing extremists’
Returning U.S. military veterans singled out as particular threats

Posted: April 12, 2009
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

WASHINGTON – A newly unclassified Department of Homeland Security report warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed “right-wing extremists” concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats.

The report, titled “Right-wing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment,” dated April 7, states that “threats from white supremacist and violent anti-government groups during 2009 have been largely rhetorical and have not indicated plans to carry out violent acts.”

However, the document, first reported by talk-radio host and WND columnist Roger Hedgecock, goes on to suggest worsening economic woes, potential new legislative restrictions on firearms and “the return of military veterans facing significant challenges reintegrating into their communities could lead to the potential emergence of terrorist groups or lone wolf extremists capable of carrying out violent attacks.”

The report from DHS’ Office of Intelligence and Analysis defines right-wing extremism in the U.S. as “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 anti-government, 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.”

“[T]he consequences of a prolonged economic downturn – including real estate foreclosures, unemployment and an inability to obtain credit – could create a fertile recruiting environment for right-wing extremists and even result in confrontations between such groups and government authorities similar to those in the past,” the report says.

It adds that “growth in these groups subsided in reaction to increased government scrutiny as a result of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and disrupted plots, improvements in the economy and the continued U.S. standing as the pre-eminent world power.”

“Proposed imposition of firearms restrictions and weapons bans likely would attract new members into the ranks of right-wing extremist groups as well as potentially spur some of them to begin planning and training for violence against the government,” the report continues. “The high volume of purchases and stockpiling of weapons and ammunition by right-wing extremists in anticipation of restrictions and bans in some parts of the country continue to be a primary concern to law enforcement.”

Most notable is the report’s focus on the impact of returning war veterans.

“Returning veterans possess combat skills and experience that are attractive to right-wing extremists,” it says. “DHS/I&A is concerned that right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities.”

The report cites the April 4 shooting deaths of three police officers in Pittsburgh as an example of what may be coming, claiming the alleged gunman holds a racist ideology and believes in anti-government conspiracy theories about gun confiscations, citizen detention camps and “a Jewish-controlled ‘one-world government.'”

It also suggests the election of an African-American president and the prospect of his policy changes “are proving to be a driving force for right-wing extremist recruitment and radicalization.”

The report also mentions “‘end times’ prophecies could motivate extremist individuals and groups to stockpile food, ammunition and weapons. These teachings also have been linked with the radicalization of domestic extremist individuals and groups in the past, such as the violent Christian Identity organizations and extremist members of the militia movement.”

“DHS/I&A assesses that right-wing extremist groups’ frustration over a perceived lack of government action on illegal immigration has the potential to incite individuals or small groups toward violence,” the report continues.

The report states the DHS will be working with state and local partners over the next several months to determine the levels of right-wing extremist activity in the U.S.

Last month, the chief of the Missouri highway patrol blasted a report issued by the Missouri Information Analysis Center that linked conservative groups to domestic terrorism, assuring that such reports no longer will be issued. The report had been compiled with the assistance of DHS.

The report warned law enforcement agencies to watch for suspicious individuals who may have bumper stickers for third-party political candidates such as Ron Paul, Bob Barr and Chuck Baldwin.

It further warned law enforcement to watch out for individuals with “radical” ideologies based on Christian views, such as opposing illegal immigration, abortion and federal taxes.

Chief James Keathley of the Missouri State Patrol issued a statement that the release of the report, which outraged conservatives nationwide, prompted him to “take a hard look” at the procedures through which the report was released by the MIAC.

“My review of the procedures used by the MIAC in the three years since its inception indicates that the mechanism in place for oversight of reports needs improvement,” he wrote. “Until two weeks ago, the process for release of reports from the MIAC to law enforcement officers around the state required no review by leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol or the Department of Public Safety.”

“For that reason, I have ordered the MIAC to permanently cease distribution of the militia report,” he said. “Further, I am creating a new process for oversight of reports drafted by the MIAC that will require leaders of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety to review the content of these reports before they are shared with law enforcement. My office will also undertake a review of the origin of the report by MIAC.”

LINK: http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=94803

Confirmed: The Obama DHS hit job on conservatives is real

By Michelle Malkin • April 14, 2009

Yesterday, Roger Hedgecock and the Liberty Papers posted an unclassified DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis report titled:

Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.

The “report”  was one of the most embarrassingly shoddy pieces of propaganda I’d ever read out of DHS. I couldn’t believe it was real.

I spent the day chasing down DHS spokespeople, who have been tied up preparing for a very important homeland security event later today: The First Lady is coming to visit their Washington office. Priorities, you know.

Well, the press office got back to me and verified that the document is indeed for real.

They were very defensive – preemptively so – in asserting that it was not a politicized document and that DHS had done reports on “leftwing extremism” in the past. I have covered DHS for many years and am quite familiar with past assessments they and the FBI have done on animal rights terrorists and environmental terrorists. But those past reports have always been very specific in identifying the exact groups, causes, and targets of domestic terrorism, i.e., the ALF, ELF, and Stop Huntingdon wackos who have engaged in physical harassment, arson, vandalism, and worse against pharmaceutical companies, farms, labs, and university researchers.

By contrast, the piece of crap report issued on April 7 is a sweeping indictment of conservatives. And the intent is clear. As the two spokespeople I talked with on the phone today made clear: They both pinpointed the recent “economic downturn” and the “general state of the economy” for stoking “rightwing extremism.” One of the spokespeople said he was told that the report has been in the works for a year. My b.s. detector went off the chart, and yours will, too, if you read through the entire report – which asserts with no evidence that an unquantified “resurgence in rightwing extremist recruitment and radicalizations activity” is due to home foreclosures, job losses, and…the historical presidential election.

In Obama land, there are no coincidences. It is no coincidence that this report echoes Tea Party-bashing left-wing blogs (check this one out comparing the Tea Party movement to the Weather Underground!) and demonizes the very Americans who will be protesting in the thousands on Wednesday for the nationwide Tax Day Tea Party.

From the report, p.2:

“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.”

From the report. p. 3:

“(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.

(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. “

From the report, p. 5:

“(U//FOUO) Over the past five years, various rightwing extremists, including militias and white supremacists, have adopted the immigration issue as a call to action, rallying point,
and recruiting tool. Debates over appropriate immigration levels and enforcement policy generally fall within the realm of protected political speech under the First Amendment, but in some cases, anti-immigration or strident pro-enforcement fervor has been directed against specific groups and has the potential to turn violent. “

And echoing the anti-military bigotry last seen in that disgusting Penn State University training video, there’s this on p. 7:

(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.

There’s no hackneyed left-wing stereotype of conservatives left behind in this DHS intelligence and analysis assessment. I asked both DHS spokespeople to tell me who, specifically, the report was accusing of “rightwing extremist chatter” and which “antigovernment” groups are being monitored as “extremists.” They say they’ll get back to me.

In the meantime, be aware of this from the report, p. 8:

“(U//FOUO) DHS/I&A will be working with its state and local partners over the next several months to ascertain with greater regional specificity the rise in rightwing extremist activity in the United States, with a particular emphasis on the political, economic, and social factors that drive rightwing extremist radicalization.”

Better make a few last-minute signs for the Tea Party. Obama’s DHS is watching:

.-snip-

Oh, I’m sure DHS will be issuing its report on self-proclaimed bank terrorists like Bruce Marks of NACA and criminal rackeeters harassing private citizens in their homes to “exploit the economic downturn” any day now.

LINK: http://michellemalkin.com/2009/04/14/confirme-the-obama-dhs-hit-job-on-conservatives-is-real/

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Professor Takes Heat for Calling Cops on Student Who Discussed Guns in Class

Posted on March 4, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Education Idiocy, Liberal Idiots, Political Correctness |

So this teacher asked the students to discuss a “relevant issue in the media,” but when the student presented their view that the death toll in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre would have been lower if professors and students had been carrying guns, she called the police on him???? Free speech continues to die a slow, agonizing death and our public universities are the ones putting it to death!!!

Professor Takes Heat for Calling Cops on Student who Discussed Guns in Class

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

By Maxim Lott

A professor in Connecticut reported one of her students to the police after he gave a class presentation on why students and teachers should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus. Now, free speech activists say the professor’s actions are what really need to be investigated.

Last October, John Wahlberg and two classmates at Central Connecticut State University gave an oral presentation for a communications class taught by Professor Paula Anderson. The assignment was to discuss a “relevant issue in the media,” and the students presented their view that the death toll in the April 2007 Virginia Tech shooting massacre would have been lower if professors and students had been carrying guns.

That night, police called Wahlberg, a 23-year-old senior, and asked him to come to the station. When he arrived, they they read off a list of firearms that were registered in his name and asked where he kept them. Guns are strictly prohibited on the CCSU campus and residence halls, but Wahlberg says he lives 20 miles off-campus and keeps his gun collection locked up in a safe. No further action was taken by police or administrators.

“I don’t think that Professor Anderson was justified in calling the CCSU police over a clearly non-threatening matter,” Wahlberg told The Recorder, the CCSU student newspaper that first reported the story. “Although the topic of discussion may have made a few individuals uncomfortable, there was no need to label me as a threat.”

Wahlberg declined to comment further to FOXNews.com, saying he did not want more media attention.

According to The Recorder, Anderson cited safety as her reason for calling the police.

“It is also my responsibility as a teacher to protect the well-being of our students, and the campus community at all times,” she told The Recorder. “As such, when deemed necessary because of any perceived risks, I seek guidance and consultation from the Chair of my Department, the Dean and any relevant University officials.”

Anderson did not respond to calls from FOXNews.com. Campus police forwarded requests to university spokesman Mark McLaughlin, who declined to comment, citing Wahlberg’s privacy.

Robert Shibley, vice president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), said Anderson’s actions appeared to be out of line.

“If all he did was discuss reasons for allowing guns on campus, it seems a bit much to call the police and grill him about it,” Shibley said. “If you go after students for just discussing an idea, that goes against everything a university is supposed to stand for.”

Shibley said FIRE has seen many more cases of hair-trigger responses by administrators over anything gun-related since the Virginia Tech shooting.

In 2007, Shibley noted, a student at Hamline University in Minnesota was suspended after writing a letter to an administrator arguing that carrying concealed weapons on campus may help prevent tragedies like the one at Virginia Tech. The student was allowed to return only after undergoing a psychological evaluation, he said.

Shibley also cited an incident at Colorado College last year in which campus administrators denounced a flyer as “threatening and demeaning content” because it mentioned guns. He said the students who produced the flyer were found guilty of violating the school’s violence policy, which was added to their school records.

“It is, of course, important that administrators identify real threats to students,” Shibley said. “But they need to use logic to discern whether a threat is real.”

But Jerold Duquette, an associate professor of political science at CCSU who sits on the Faculty Senate Committee on Academic Freedom, say the Wahlberg case is not so clear-cut.

“This is a situation where both sides can come up with a reasonable explanation,” Duquette said.

“[Wahlberg] certainly has a reason to complain, since he didn’t do anything directly threatening. But I wouldn’t say the administration has a reason to sanction or punish the professor or the police…. I don’t know if I would have done anything differently in the situation.”

Katie Kasprzak, a spokeswoman for the group Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, suggested that the professor called the police because she disagreed with Wahlberg’s political views.

“Critics of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus argue that colleges and universities are dedicated to the free flow of ideas,” she said. “Yet when a student gives a class presentation on a relevant issue in the media, it is acceptable to label the student as a threat? The only threat posed was a threat to the professor’s personal beliefs.”

Duquette said there was no evidence to support that.

“I think a lot of people see this as a liberal professor going after a student because he likes guns. I don’t know if that’s the case,” Duquette said, adding that more would need to be known about the incident.

LINK: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,504524,00.html

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Every American Will Pay the Price of Gross Ignorance: Obama Supporters Will Get ‘Chains’ instead of ‘Change’

Posted on February 22, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Abortion, General, Liberal Idiots, Nanny State, Obama, Politicians, Politics, Socialism/Communism, Terrorism |

This is an incredible article. He is soooooo right!!!!!

Every American will Pay The Price of Gross Ignorance

by JB Williams

In 2008, Americans foolishly used their freedom to vote for “chains” not “change.”

Life, property, speech and guns, are at the foundation of American freedom and the corrupt Chicago cabal now in charge, is aggressively coming after all of them.

Obama’s “economic bailout” is a global socialist buyout of the U.S. free market system. ALL private property is under siege, as advised by George Soros.

Former Clinton Chief of Staff become George Soros stooge and Barack Obama advisor John Podesta leads the charge against free speech with his version of the “Fairness Doctrine” aimed at silencing the voice of dissent at talk radio.

Obama Gun Rights advisors John Podesta and Rebecca Peters, responsible for UK and Australian gun ban laws, are leading the charge against the U.S. Second Amendment, also funded by George Soros.

And of course, the right to life itself, both inside and outside of the womb, has been a successful target of the left for more than 40 years now.

Most Americans already oppose almost every early step of the Obamessiah administration. The Democrat congress continues to enjoy the lowest public opinion rating in U.S. history. Yet Americans have no clue where their power is, how to use it, or when to say enough is enough.

Our nation’s Founders knew that this day would come. “Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.” – Declaration of Independence

The natural tendency of a peaceful prosperous society is to quietly tolerate repeated affronts to their collective well-being, so long as the personal pain is tolerable. So long as life remains personally tolerable, the people will resist any urge to draw a line in the sand and take an individual stand against tyranny. They will suffer incremental losses, until the accumulative pain becomes personal and intolerable… and then, all of a sudden… they will awake!

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.” – Thomas Jefferson

You can’t fight city hall! Politicians are scum, but what can we do? My vote doesn’t count. Washington DC is not listening to the people. The people have no power. I don’t support what they are doing, but I dare not withhold my taxes, for fear of imprisonment. Our hands are tied…

No, our hands are not tied, yet. But they will be tied soon, if we continue to tolerate that which should never be tolerated in this country. Americans MUST get the horse ahead of the cart. They must “change” themselves, before they can change anything else. And they must begin at square one!

Square One

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” – Declaration of Independence

More than 40 million innocent American children have been denied their fundamental American right to life. And even though most Americans oppose abortion on demand, they sit silent, tolerating that which they childishly thought, would never affect them personally…

Yet, if your society will not respect and defend an unalienable right to life, then you have no rights at all, beyond those temporarily afforded by your rulers, used only as a disposable tool of political gain.

I don’t care what your politics are or what excuses you have adopted to justify the brutal taking of innocent life in the past. A society with NO regard for innocent human life cannot be trusted with anything else.

We can know the enemies of freedom by this single subject alone. We need look no further. We must know the enemies of freedom by this subject alone, because a complete disregard for innocent human life is at the foundation of their contempt for all other human rights, including freedom itself.

There is NO escaping this reality. This is not a litmus test. It is a non-negotiable reality and NO excuses will do. Fail to defend innocent life and you have already failed to defend individual freedom, period!

Where the right to life itself is not protected, no other rights are safe. That’s why our Founders listed LIFE as the first protected unalienable right, endowed by our Creator. Whether Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or Independent, fail this fundamental test of freedom, and you can pass no other.

One Step at a Time

America reached the brink of total collapse one step at a time, over a long train of abuses and usurpations. It can only step back from the brink of extinction the same way, one step at a time.

Before Americans can save their nation, they must first save themselves. People unable to save themselves are able to save no one else. People unable to discern right from wrong in their own lives, can never choose right over wrong for their nation.

“Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government.” – Jefferson

Despite living in the so-called information age, Americans are horrifically ill-informed today. As a result, they are wholly unsuited for self-governance. This is why they look for a political messiah when they no longer entrust themselves with individual choices. But there is no such thing as a political messiah. Only false political prophets…

In fact, a political messiah represents the greatest threat to freedom. No man should be trusted with governance over your life. But in the absence of well grounded self-governance, many have entrusted their lives and personal well-being to the designs of others.

In a Rasmussen report released a day or so ago, 67% respondents said they trust themselves more than government, to right current economic woes. So, why did they elect a regime that is overtly running roughshod over the vast majority of Americans who oppose everything they are doing?

It’s because no matter how little trust they have for Washington DC elitists who have repeatedly demonstrated utter contempt towards every American, they actually trust themselves even less…

This too must change, now!

One Issue at a Time

If 67% of Americans truly do trust themselves more than Washington DC with their personal economic condition, they should not have allowed absolute Marxists to take unbridled control of the federal government and they had better do something to stop the current rush into socialism fast.

More than 70% of Americans polled now say that they oppose Obama’s effort to stimulate the Democrat Party through a 40 year wish list of socialist voter bribes. But what are they doing to stop it from becoming the law of the land?

97% of Americans say that they believe the Second Amendment protects their individual right to keep and bear arms. Yet they will sit silent, as Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Podesta and Peters systematically take that right away.

More than 70% of Americans oppose abortion on demand, yet abortion on demand is the law of their land. How?

Americans have sat on their hands and wallets through more than 70 years of irresponsible deficit spending in Washington DC and now they wonder how the most productive and prosperous nation on earth reached the brink of bankruptcy… That’s not all.

To make matters worse, they have now hired the very people responsible for our current economic calamity to fix it, and instead of stopping the digging that put America in this hole to start with; they have traded their shovel for a backhoe and are digging the hole deeper at break-neck speed.

If Obama and Co. have a successful first month in power, they will increase the national debt from $10 trillion to $15 trillion before the average American will even get a glimpse of the bill they are about to pass, with only Democrat support in congress. This won’t bail America out of anything. It will toss it off of the cliff…

At what point will the American people awaken from their apathy and ignorance?

Out in the Open

This is no longer a covert operation or some crackpot conspiracy theory. You can follow the links provided and read the public documents and reports that openly confirm exactly what these anti-American thugs have in mind for the future of our country.

Most of them have worked together via a web of well funded 527 type policy think tank front groups that individually, operate below the radar of the average American. Many well-intentioned American citizens have poured money into these groups, believing that they were supporting something quite different, something quite patriotic and American.

But in what America should the voice of dissent be silenced under some insane “Fairness Doctrine” – ruled “unconstitutional” years ago? In what America should the federal government have the right to strip innocent citizens of their Second Amendment rights? In what America should the federal government be allowed to grab private property against the will of more than 70% of the people, no matter how they describe “a greater common good?”

And what American in his or her right mind would call any of these initiatives “American?”

Every American will Pay

“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” – Jefferson

Well, the American people have long since failed to stop their government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. The current leftist “stimulus package” will only stimulate deficit spending, government growth and federal power under the most anti-American regime to ever hold power in the United States.

No matter your political affiliations or ideological beliefs, every American will pay a heavy price for the collective ignorance and apathy that allows the most corrupt government in American history to strip away every last freedom in the name of some greater communal good…

The price will be like no other ever experienced in this country. The average American can’t even begin to imagine what their future holds under the Chicago cabal.

By the time they figure it all out and react, it will be too late.

Your Power and How to Use It

You thought your power was your vote, until your vote repeatedly failed to save you from the anti-American juggernaut in DC.

In truth, your vote is only part of your power. As you have seen demonstrated over and over again in Washington DC, if you follow the money, you will find the power.

Barack Obama ran a two year presidential campaign that cost an astounding $740 million dollars, over $200 million of which was donated by unnamed overseas donors, not American citizens. Without this money, he would not be president today.

Your money is your power, in more ways then one.

There is a reason why anti-American billionaires like George Soros pour millions into 527 front groups that work around the clock to rob the American citizens of their Constitutional rights. The reason is – it works.

People who hope to save this country will have to dig deep into their own pockets to fund a counter-offensive, or they will continue to lose battle after battle. Abortion on demand is the law of the land because the pro-abortion fund is five times that of the pro-life fund.

Further, socialism requires funding via taxation without representation. So what, that you oppose everything Obama is doing, if you continue to fund it with your tax dollars just the same as if you fully agreed?

If you want to get Washington DC’s attention for real, you must stop the flow of tax dollars that they must have to fund their agenda.

I know, alone, you will go to jail for doing so. But if 10 million taxpayers unite and refuse to pay, nobody will go to jail and the message will be louder than 100 million votes. Alone, you are weak and vulnerable. Nobody knows this better than the left, which always moves as a unit. You can no longer work alone to save your country…

Why Americans are Losing Their Country

In short, evil prevails wherever good people do nothing to stop it. Americans have tolerated far too much for far too long and now, they have very limited opportunity to reverse the trends.

As is usually the case, by the time a people know that they must revolt and muster the intestinal fortitude to do so, they are nearly out of the power.

Norman Mattoon Thomas (November 20, 1884 – December 19, 1968) was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.

In a 1944 presidential campaign speech, Norman Thomas said – “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of liberalism, they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”

He went on to say: “I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party. The Democrat Party has adopted our platform.”

Today, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) is the largest socialist organization in the United States, and the principal U.S. affiliate of the Socialist International. DSA’s members are building progressive movements for social change while establishing an openly socialist presence in American communities and politics. [4]

The Democratic Socialists of America is the spin-off organization that works within the system. The old Socialist Party of America failed to succeed in working outside of the U.S. political system. So members left and started DSA-USA, to work within one of the two major political parties. The one owned by the proletariat labor movement was the natural choice.

The legislative arm of DSA is the Congressional Progressive Caucus in Washington DC, founded in 1991 by the only open member of the Socialist Party currently serving in congress, Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

But its membership rolls boasts some of Washington’s best known Democrat leaders today.

The Bottom Line

Sooner or later, the American people will wake up. The longer it takes for them to awaken, the fewer options they will have and the more violent their reaction will be.

50% of Americans have not voted in years. The other 50% have not focused on the fundamentals in their voting, divided by a constant drumbeat of socio-economic and racially charged class warfare. So, Americans failed to use the power of their vote to stem the tide of anti-Americanism now in full control of Washington DC. Their vote is useless now…

They are currently failing to use the power of their money as well. Soon, they won’t have any money.

When their votes no longer count and they are out of money, only their guns can release them from their chains. If they take your guns before they get all of your money and property, that won’t be an option either.

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed…” – Noah Webster, Philadelphia 1787

It is my hope that Americans will wake up and use the power of their tax dollars to end the current rush to finish America off. However, I see no signs that the American people are awake and ready to fight yet.

They are very likely to wait until their guns are the only means left to defend their country, under full scale attack from within the halls of their federal government today.

As a result, every American will pay a heavy price for the apathy and ignorance that led them to this day. They will once again pay for their freedom with their blood…

Today, most will turn and look away before they can even finish reading this column, and stick their heads back in the sand even though all the proof they need is right before their eyes. The truth is indeed stranger than fiction or even the wildest conspiracy theory today.

But tomorrow they will weep for what they have allowed to happen to the greatest nation ever known to mankind.

As Thomas Jefferson stated not so long ago, “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”

LINK: http://www.newsback.com/forums/news-26022-every-american-will-pay-the-price-of-gross-ignorance.html

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: Obama is Bad for America!

Posted on February 22, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Illegal Immigration, Liberal Idiots, Nanny State, Obama, Politicians, Politics, Religion, Socialism/Communism, Terrorism |

Even this Canadian can see the US is headed down the wrong road. So why can’t Americans see that????

Something Wicked This Way Comes

By Roger King Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Canada Free Press

[Excerpted]

Barack Obama has been in power for about a month but his promise of “change” appears to be more than just a liberal agenda. Not only is it becoming apparent that the economic crisis is being used to push a socialist agenda that would make Saul Alinsky proud, but there are some very disturbing signs how the Democratic plan to win subsequent elections.

Bailout Bill

Obama campaigned on a message of “hope over fear” but his current rhetoric talks about a crisis of catastrophic scope if the bailout bill isn’t passed immediately. What makes this suspicious is the fact CBO states most of the bill will only take effect at the end of 2010 and will actually hurt our gross national product over the following 10 years. It is apparent president Obama used this bill to accomplish things that would have been much harder to pass on their own merit.

# Religious discrimination: Buried in the bill is a section that bans religious activities in many public education buildings. Further, there are upgrades to the national school systems but they are prohibited where religious activities may occur. Democrats voted 43-54 against an amendment to strike from the economic stimulus bill language that discriminates against people of faith.

# Universal Health Care: The outline for Universal Health care will be put in place through this bill. In mandating a computer system for all medical records, every person will be mandated to have their records recorded in Federal Database.
A National Coordinator of Health Information Technology is going to be created to monitor this system. This outline will likely be used to track treatments to make sure your doctor is doing what the federal government deems appropriate and cost effective. Hospitals and doctors that are not “meaningful users” of the new system will face penalties.

# ACORN: Potentially up to $4 billion for radical groups like ACORN will be dispersed. ACORN is a radical socialist group, that helped the housing bust by pushing banks into making bad loans, and is accused of voter fraud in over 6 states. This group openly supports the Democrats and their tactics were learned through Saul Alinsky teachings. Obama even taught these classes to ACORN in his Chicago days.

# Open Ended Welfare Returns: The bill sets in motion another $523 billion in new welfare spending that is hidden by budgetary gimmicks. Although this bill pretends that most of its welfare benefit increases will lapse after two years, the intend for most of these increases to become permanent. Instead of Welfare ending for recipients in 5 years that was done during the Clinton administration, now welfare entitlements will be open ended.

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Gun Control

In the first session of Congress the liberals introduced H.R. 45 (Blair Holt’s Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009). This bill targets anyone who owns a gun by requiring them to register all guns within 2 years. Every 5 years the gun owners much go through a renewal process for each gun they own. Failure to comply with these rules carry heavy penalties jail time and loosing your guns. Probably the worst provision authorizes government searches without warrants. A new federal bureaucracy will be created to monitor this process. Do you really expect the liberal elites to allow automatic gun renewal?

Silencing The Media

To anyone but the most ardent liberal, it’s quite apparent that the majority of the media is blatantly supporting Obama’s every action. The revelation that for 17 years Rahm Emanuel (Obama’s Chief of Staff), George Stephanopoulos (ABC News), James Carville and Paul Begala (CNN) have had daily hour long calls that have continued into the Obama administration is but one example. Even though CNN is selling Obama shirts they will tell you they are not biased. Actions by the Obama administration have made it quite apparent to the media you are either with Obama or you will systematically be silenced.

For those that don’t follow “the program”, you will be punished. For example, during the election the Washington Times, Fox News, N.Y. Post and Dallas Morning News got kicked off Obama’s plane. It wasn’t lost on the press that all these groups were McCain supporters. During press conferences Obama preselects who will be called to ask questions. Ask the wrong questions and you won’t get picked again. Again this isn’t lost on the adoring press.

Using one of Saul Alinsky’s sayings “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.”, President Obama told Republican’s “You can’t just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done.” Although so far President Obama has claimed he doesn’t want a fairness doctrine, there is a growing push to bring back some form of the “Fairness Doctrine”.

Obama has already talked about wanting more minority ownership and requiring broadcasters to operate “in the public interest” which will be overseen by government or community groups. To add to the pressure shortening licensing terms will make it more likely owner will just abandon talk radio. The House Energy and Commerce Committee is also looking into policies that would allow it greater internet oversight.

Census

The census taking is supposed to be ruled in a bipartisan manner. However, the Obama administration is attempting to move the execution of the U.S. Census from the Department of Commerce to the White House under Rahm Emanuel’s control. This is totally unprecedented and against federal law. Sen. Judd Gregg withdrew his name from consideration as Sec. of Commerce in large part because of this action.

So what is the problem with having the White House running the Census? The census results drive how welfare and aid to states is distributed. Further congressional seats per state and the electoral college changes with these results.

Instead of having the normal direct count, Rahm Emanuel wants to estimate numbers instead of an actual count for minority groups. To make matters even more interesting, under the White House direction there would be less requirements for openness as to the process that was used to arrive at the census results. Talk about the potential for major gerrymandering that could bring a windfall of new Democrat votes.

Illegal Immigrates Getting Amnesty

Once again there is an immigration bill working its way through Congress. It would give Illegal Aliens 24 hour to get access with their lawyers paid with tax payer dollars. Temporary Visa can be renewed indefinitely. Illegal Aliens won’t have to pay back taxes but will get tax credits. North American Union will be fast tracked.

District of Columbia to have Congressional Votes

Democrats want to give full representative to District of Columbia thereby giving them two senators and a representative for the House of Representatives. Since only states have this ability, Congress will pass a law giving the District of Columbia “the functional equivalent of a state”. On February 11, 2009 a senate committee passed this very bill and will be voted on by all members in the coming weeks. You would be right if you guessed that the District of Columbia would vote Democratic?

Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

While on the campaign trail Barack Obama said “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.” You Tube Link

Now, the Defense Department has established just such a “Civilian Expeditionary Workforce” (Defense Department Directive 1404.10) that will see American civilians trained and equipped to deploy overseas in support of worldwide military missions. Link According to a Defense Department report the intent of this program “is to maximize the use of the civilian workforce to allow military personnel to be fully utilized for operational requirements,”

Is this an initial step towards fulfilling president Obama’s promise to form a civilian national security force as powerful as the U.S. military? Will this “Civilian Expeditionary Workforce” ever be used in the US? Will we see “youth brigades” roaming the streets to protect us? We will have to keep a close eye on this.

LINK: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/8555

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Why I Carry a Gun

Posted on January 9, 2009. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, General |

I don’t know who wrote this, but I like it and I agree!!!

PEOPLE ASK WHY I CARRY A GUN

Why I Carry a Gun

My old grandpa said to me son,’ there comes a time in every mans life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an a$$ whoopin’.

I don’t carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I do n’t carry a gun because I’m paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry.
I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.                                                                                                                                                                                      I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a cowboy.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police Protection is an oxymoron. Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take an a$$ whoopin’.

Author unknown (but obviously brilliant)

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Supreme Court: Individuals Have Right to Bear Arms

Posted on June 26, 2008. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Good News, Politics |

YES!!!!! Finally we have a little bit of good news coming from the Supreme court!

Supremes: Individuals have right to bear arms
Divided court strikes down D.C. handgun ban in 1st conclusive 2nd Amendment interpretation

Posted: June 26, 2008
© 2008 WorldNetDaily

In its first conclusive interpretation of the Second Amendment, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the District of Columbia’s handgun ban, affirming an individual right to own firearms and not merely a right for states to form armed militias.
Writing for the majority, Justice Antonin Scalia said the Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.”
Justice John Paul Stevens, writing in dissent, said the majority “would have us believe that over 200 years ago, the Framers made a choice to limit the tools available to elected officials wishing to regulate civilian uses of weapons.”
Scalia said the ruling should not “cast doubt on long-standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons or the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings.”
Scalia was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. Joining Stevens in dissent were Justices Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and David Souter.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, called the decision “a great moment in American history.”
“I consider this the opening salvo in a step-by-step process of providing relief for law-abiding Americans everywhere that have been deprived of this freedom,” he said.
LaPierre told Fox News the NRA is filing lawsuits in Chicago, San Francisco and other cities, vowing the organization “will not rest until individuals everywhere have this freedom.”
In a statement, he said the decision “vindicates individual Americans all over this country who have always known that this is their freedom worth protecting.”
“Our founding fathers wrote and intended the Second Amendment to be an individual right,” LaPierre said. “The Supreme Court has now acknowledged it. The Second Amendment as an individual right now becomes a real permanent part of American constitutional law.”
The amendment, ratified in 1791, says: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
White House spokesman Tony Fratto said the White House is “pleased by the decision upholding Americans’ right to bear arms.”
(Story continues below)
The District’s law barred handgun ownership by residents who did not own one before the law was enacted in 1976.
The case, District of Columbia v. Heller, came to the Supreme Court after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled the ban unconstitutional, reversing a U.S. District Court decision.
Security guard Dick A. Heller, 66, was one of six District residents who filed the challenge to the ban. The others were determined by the appeals court to not have legal standing.
The District required residents who owned handguns or rifles before the 1976 ban took effect to keep the weapons in their homes. Any legal firearms had to be kept unloaded and fitted with trigger locks or disassembled.
McCain: Gun ownership ‘sacred’
Sen. John McCain called the decision a “landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States.”
The Republican presumptive presidential nominee signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the D.C. case affirming his belief the Second Amendment confers an individual right to bear arms.
He crticized his Democratic Party rival, Sen. Barack Obama, for refusing to sign the brief.
“Unlike the elitist view that believes Americans cling to guns out of bitterness, today’s ruling recognizes that gun ownership is a fundamental right – sacred, just as the right to free speech and assembly,” McCain said.
Obama has sidestepped the issue. In an April debate, he was asked by ABC News’ Charlie Gibson if he considered the D.C. law to be consistent with an individual’s right to bear arms.
“Well, Charlie, I confess I obviously haven’t listened to the briefs and looked at all the evidence,” Obama said.
The Illinois senator has said the Second Amendment provides an individual right but insists it is not absolute. The Constitution, he has contended, does not bar local governments from enacting “common sense laws.”
ABC News reports the Obama campaign is disavowing an “inartful” statement to the Chicago Tribune last year in which an unnamed aide characterized Obama as believing the D.C. ban was constitutional.
Obama spokesman Bill Burton said the statement to the paper was inaccurate, because the senator has refrained from developing a position on whether the D.C. gun law violates the Second Amendment.
The Nov. 20 Tribune story quoted the aide saying Obama “believes that we can recognize and respect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and the right of local communities to enact common sense laws to combat violence and save lives. Obama believes the D.C. handgun law is constitutional.”

LINK: http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=68046

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Bitter, Clingy Gun Owners of America

Posted on April 27, 2008. Filed under: 2nd Amendment Rights, Politics |

Once again Doug Giles has delivered an article that I find to be fantastic and with which I totally agree!!!

Bitter, Clingy Gun Owners of America
By Doug Giles
Saturday, April 26, 2008

I’m a bitter/clingy gun owner-and I’m happy about it!
Obama, the great healer of America, the hope of our nation, came out last week and whizzed on millions of Christians and firearm fans calling us bitter Cling-Ons to religion and guns. I, personally, wasn’t insulted because I really like God and my rifles, and I make a good living off my rage.

Yes, when I heard BHO blast us in front of his sassy San Fran crowd and attempt to put a dig into us plebeians, I thought, finally, this man has spoken the truth, unlike all the rest of the stercore tuari he’s been spewing about his dear pastor, his home boy, Bill Ayers, and his audacity of hype.

Matter of fact, I think he’s rather spot on describing me because I’m one PO’ed Christian who owns guns-nice guns and very many guns. And, yes, I’m rather clingy with them. I’m not alone either, as there are millions of other brothers, from other mothers, who really, really are endeared to our God-given right to self defense and firearm fun. Can I hear a big amen, my brothers?

Yes, Barack, you may rightly call millions of us men “clingy” because the truth is, when the workday is done, boys just wanna have guns: guns to hunt with, guns to look at, guns for personal defense and a few zany lead spewers should al-Qaeda, or the anti-Christ, or any foreign or domestic threat, or Godzilla ever attack America, we, the clingy ones, will be ready to rock in a hard place, guaranteed.

Here are eight factoids I found that also cause backwards little old me to clutch my wood and metal friend called the gun:

1. In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

2. In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

3. Germany established gun control in 1938, and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.

4. China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated

5. Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

6. Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

7. Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

8. Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.
As the old adage goes: “With guns, we are citizens. Without them, we are subjects.” Therefore, I’ll cling to my gun because I really enjoy being a free bird and truly hate kissing someone else’s backside, but that’s just me.

So, Barack, since you threw that supposed insult at me and millions of other gun-needy Americans, I am going to react by doing the five following things:

1. I am going to walk up to my gun cabinet and hug and kiss all of my rifles and shotguns and tell them they are really good guns no matter what any far-left liberal lug nut says about them.

2. Since I just finished my new book, How to Keep Thugs and Bad Boys Away from Daddy’s Little Girl (Thomas Nelson, December 2008), I need a break. Let’s see, what can I do? I know, I just got a custom Ruger #1 elephant gun in 450/400 Nitro Express. I think I’ll go out and celebrate with it in the South Florida swamps next weekend. Clingy me is going to baptize it in wild boar blood as a sort of a cordite warm-up pitch before I go bear hunting in Maine this summer, aoudad and mountain lion hunting in West Texas this fall, and Cape Buffalo hunting in Africa the summer of ‘09. I’m so clingy!

3. I’m going to buy the new Ruger .380 LCP for my lady because she, too, is also kinda clingy.

4. I’m going to cling more to God and Christ than I ever have before.

5. I’m going to vote for John McCain.

LINK: http://www.townhall.com/Columnists/DougGiles/2008/04/26/bitter,_clingy_gun_owners_of_america

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