Another piece of the puzzle
March 4, 2013, 1:43 pm
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In 1865 in Mississippi there was a law that said: “No freedman, Negro, or mulatto shall carry or keep firearms or ammunition” What we find in this piece of law was that the KKK was able to terrorize, kill and maim people of color, because they were unable to defend themselves. Here we are again trying to take guns out of the hands of law-abiding citizens and leaving them defenseless. Don’t try to tell me that the police, sheriff or other law enforcement people will be able to protect those folks, it is a lie. If a person is lucky enough to be able to call 911 for assistance it will still take 5 – 10 maybe even 15 minutes to get someone to that location. The 2nd Amendment to the Constitution allows ALL PERSONS black or white or brown to defend themselves in the event of an attack upon their person or on their family.

Of course the more I see of politicians the more I understand that they want to hold complete control over every aspect of our lives. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure we are powerless to do anything about it. Disarming the population is the best and easiest way to control the population. History tells us this truth, in the beginning of our nation the British tried to disarm the people of New England, that lead to Lexington and Concord and the start of the Rebellion. As stated above after the Civil War there were a number of laws passed to stop black people from being able to protect themselves. I would suggest that you might want to take a look at the website for CURE. You will find much very useful information there.

I find it reprehensible that politicians tell us that we need to be disarmed to cut back on crime when the truth is that the places with the greatest amount of crimes with guns take place in, Chicago, Washington D. C. and New York City, as well as Los Angeles and other states in the West. It used to be that gun crimes were rampant in Florida, until they passed the Shall Issue law and law-abiding citizens started carrying concealed, murder and other types of gun crimes plummeted. Let the citizens of our nation protect themselves against the robbers and rapists in this land, and let the politicians begin to do the job they are supposed to do. The Constitution of the United States gives you and I the opportunity to rid ourselves of these rapacious politicians, who will tax and spend but will never care about those they hurt with their policies.

Wake up America, this is your country, it was built on Judeo/Christian principles, and it was built with the idea that only a moral people would be able to live under the constitution, only a populace willing to recognize that they have the ability to make a life by the sweat of their brow can actually live in a law-abiding society. The founders of this great nation, recognized too that God had to be in the forefront of our people, that was where morality came from, yet here we are in 2013, trying to destroy what this country is, by destroying the very foundation that was put in place by our founders.

Let me hear from you, what do you think? Is it right to return to a place where we are no longer able to defend ourselves, but must rely on Government? They have done such a great job with the budget, 4 years without one, with Amtrak, which is bleeding millions of dollars, the Post Office which can’t even deliver mail on a Saturday any more. I think we need to wake up and realize that if we want something done we must do it ourselves. The Government exists only to take more and more of our money, they grow, we lose, they will continue to grow and take more and more until we are really all nothing but slaves black, white makes no difference, we will all work to support the government elites.

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Gun Control – Universal Background Check
February 19, 2013, 8:54 am
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The National Rifle Association has written an excellent letter to Congress in regard to the idea of Universal Background Checks. The NRA supports the National Criminal Instant Background Check System (NICS) and still does so. It is a good system, although terribly overloaded, primarily because the funds that were to support this system have not been appropriated to do so. In 1986 it became necessary for those engaged in the sale of firearms to possess a Federal Firearms License, (FFL). In addition it is necessary that all firearms sales through retail establishments namely sporting goods stores, Wal-Mart, and even Pawn Shops selling modern guns, must perform a background check on the person purchasing the gun.

Most purchases of guns happen through the retail venue, in other words, through licensed (FFL) dealers who perform (NICS) checks on the purchasers. The letter explains also that since 1968, it has been a federal felony for any private person to sell, trade, give, lend, rent or transfer a gun to a person he either knows or reasonably should know is not legally allowed to purchase or possess a firearm. A person may not sell or give to a person from another state or country a firearm, not even a shotgun, unless that person is a holder of a FFL in other words a licensed firearms dealer.

In addition, if I wanted to purchase a firearm from a dealer over the internet, or by mail order, I have to give that dealer the name and address of an FFL holder where I will go to pick up the gun. The dealer in my area will perform the background check and is legally allowed to charge a fee to me for that service.

Another fact that is overlooked in this discussion and is pointed out by the NRA, is that the law already prohibits sales to persons who are, felons; persons adjudicated mentally “defective” or involuntarily committed to mental institutions; fugitives from justice; dishonorably discharged from the military; illegal aliens and most non-immigrant aliens; unlawful users of controlled substances; persons who have renounced U. S. Citizenship; persons under certain restraining orders; and those who have been convicted of domestic violence misdemeanors. Of course it must be stated that NICS is only as good as its database. When States fail to transmit felony and mental health records to NICS, felons and the mentally incompetent fall through the cracks. Even though there is a requirement for this information to be disclosed to the NICS system, there are very large holes in the system. The General Accounting Office reports that as of 2011 23 states and the District of Columbia submitted less than 100 mental health records to NICS; 17 states submitted less than 10 mental health records to NICS; and four states submitted NONE!

There also needs to be a clean up of the database itself, the VA arbitrarily disqualified a number of veterans, who should not have been disqualified, then there are records that are incomplete or inaccurate, according to the Dept. of Justice Inspector General this is “a common occurrence”. Now, let us look at the claim that criminals obtain their firearms through gun shows. The evidence says NOT TRUE. A 1997 Bureau of Justice Statistics survey of state prison inmates who had used or possessed firearms in the course of their crimes found that 79 percent acquired their firearms from “street/illegal sources” or “friends or family.” This includes theft, black market purchases of stolen firearms, and straw purchases. Only 1.7 Pct. obtained firearms from anyone (dealer or non-dealer) at a gun show or flea market. Another survey in 2004 yielded nearly identical results. According to FBI records the average of firearms stolen between 2005 and 2010 was 232,400 firearms stolen each year. Therefore the methods of obtaining firearms by criminals are already illegal.

Just one other truth that is passed over in this discussion,if you offer false information on a NICS form, you commit a felony. In 2010 alone the FBI denied 72,659 NICS checks out of a total of 14,409,616 forms. However, only 62 of the 72,659 felonies were actually brought to trial, only 13 resulted in conviction. Why is that? According to Vice President Biden, it is that, “we simply don’t have the time or the manpower to prosecute everybody who lies on a form, that checks a wrong box, that answers a question inaccurately.” Now if I am someone who wants to beat the system I will try again elsewhere, since the government is not going to prosecute me.

So here we are with a system that needs to be fixed, yet, rather than working to fix the system we already have, and enforcing the laws already on the books, we are going to try to add onerous and unworkable fixes to society. Why does the government not work to make sure the current system is fully funded and working properly. I know that the NRA and gun owners in general would support cleaning up the database for NICS, and for enforcing the mandate that exists for states to report data to NICS.

One other fact that is missing in the discussion: If you want to purchase a fully automatic firearm, you must have the proper FFL, fully automatic guns are only authorized to be sold to the military, police, border patrol and other law enforcement departments. You or I cannot walk into a gun show, or a gun shop and purchase a fully automatic firearm. The “assault weapons” that the government seeks to ban, are semi automatic, not fully automatic firearms. You squeeze the trigger, one bullet is fired, you have to release the trigger and then squeeze it again to fire another bullet.

What do you think? Join the conversation, write your Senators and Representatives and get them on board. Post a comment on this blog, I’d love to hear from you and get your thoughts on the issues.

Gun Control – 28th Amendment to the Constitution
January 18, 2013, 2:00 pm
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Here is an idea straight out of Europe, Switzerland to be precise:

“Our 28th Amendment shall be:

In order to provide for the security of the individual, state and general wellbeing of the country, all able bodied individuals shall be required to own one modern firearm and a minimum of ten rounds of associated ammunition.

Individuals are required to receive training in marksmanship and operation of firearms. Military and law enforcement personnel shall be exempt from training if they have satisfactorily completed firearms training while in their course of their service.

Exceptions shall be made for those adjudicated mentally ill, convicted of a crime of domestic violence, a felony, or have been separated from the military with a Dishonorable Discharge.

Individuals that are fundamentally opposed to owning a firearm shall be taxed and each year shall register with the government as firearms objectors until age 62 or until proven by a medical doctor to be unable to operate a firearm.

If an individual is unable to purchase a firearm one shall be provided by the Federal Government.”

Read more: The Daily Caller, Now it seems to me that we are not really thinking about the issues surrounding Gun Control. You see, in our country, when we have a law that says you may not do this or that, law abiding citizens obey the law. Criminals do not obey the law, so when the Government decides to restrict or even take away my or your guns, then we law abiding citizens will normally go ahead and follow the law, while criminals will continue to buy guns. Not from legitimate dealers, but on the black market from other criminals.
So I hear the rhetoric that says we are just trying to make it harder for bad people to get and to use guns, but the truth is, well look at the murder rate in Chicago for instance. It has one of the strictest gun laws in the country, yet there were more gun related murders in the city than there were deaths of our troops in Afghanistan.
Oh and the ban on Assault Weapons – there is already a ban and it says the only persons who can own fully automatic weapons (assault weapons), are police and soldiers. NO LEGAL Gunshop will sell you one. If that is true, why do we need another law saying the same thing? Understand that politicians feel they need to do something so they can say see I tried to stop the use of assault weapons so no one else would be killed in a GUN FREE ZONE. That way they figure to be reelected so they can collect the pay raise they just got, and continue to give themselves raises every 2 – 4 years. Politicians don’t really care about “We the People”, they care only about themselves. They have become citizens of Washington DC and no longer have a clue about what goes on in your town or mine.
BTW there is a petition online https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/project-amendment-28-require-firearms-ownership/swf6msdd check it out and if you think that the 28th amendment to the Constitution should be as outlined above sign the petition. It needs 100,000 signatures in order for someone to even bother with it.