December 12, 2017

House Votes to Reduce Your Inalienable Rights

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives voted and passed H.R. 38, by a vote of 231-198. All the usual suspects, i.e. NRA, NSSF, etc., are claiming a great victory. Stupid is as stupid does.

H.R. 38 is commonly known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. What isn’t known by most people is that in order to get the bill to the House floor, it had to contain the “Fix NICS” portion designed, we are told, to improve the criminal background check system.

So what does all of this do?

First, let’s look at the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 (CCRA). Most fail to understand that it should be an unquestioned (inalienable: unquestioned, unable to be taken away) right of any man to defend himself, and yet today’s American society does everything that it can to hand that inalienable right over to the power and control of Government. It makes little sense to me.

With this fact in mind, why is it that Americans are required by Government to be taxed on a piece of paper that grants them a privilege to own or conceal-carry a gun? We must also ask, that if it is an unquestioned right to self-defense, why can’t we cross state lines legally carrying a concealed or any weapon at all?

In addition, ignorants who think they are fighting for Second Amendment rights, are some of the first to stand up and make a lot of noise about state sovereignty. When it fits their narrative, in their minds the states have the right, as found in the Tenth Amendment (The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.) to control their own fates in ways “NOT DELEGATED TO THE UNITED STATES BY THE CONSTITUTION.” And so, by pushing Congress to pass a reciprocity act, they have now delegated the United States to control concealed carry, and the states have now lost some of their sovereignty in deciding how it wants to regulate guns.

With Congress now in control, a group of fascist crooks who would sell their soul to Satan to continue their quest for being pagan sodomites, can alter and take away their GRANTED, which you gave them, privilege with the drop of a hat. LOVING SERVITUDE!

True Second Amendment supporters, not those who think the NRA is their gun rights gOD, would be pushing to make all states “Constitutional Carry,” (poor choice of a label) i.e. man does not need a writ of privilege from any government to protect himself at all times. Which brings us to an interesting part of this new bill.

Some states have always had or recently enacted, laws that strip away the requirement for a permit to carry a gun, concealed or otherwise. With the passage of H.R. 38, where each state is to recognize the piece of paper issued for concealed carry, what does that mean for the constitutional carry person coming and going across state lines?

Read what “qualifies” someone to participate in the Government’s new privilege: “A qualified individual must: (1) be eligible to possess, transport, or receive a firearm under federal law; (2) carry a valid photo identification document; and (3) carry a valid concealed carry permit issued by, or be eligible to carry a concealed firearm in, his or her state of residence.

Constitutional carry assumes a person has a “privilege” to own, receive or transport a gun. There are already laws to deal with that. To qualify, that same person must have a valid photo identification document, a Government instrument, and “carry a valid concealed carry permit” issued in their state. Oops! According to the NRA and others, those who believe in the alienable right to keep and bear arms, just got punished. Whose side is who on anyway?

Seems that Constitutional Carry just got knocked down a peg or six and anyone wishing to be protected when they cross state lines must comply with fascist Big Brother.

So, you ignoramuses keep on turning everything you have over to the control of the Federal Government and soon you’ll have nothing. Follow the corrupt NRA, who is NOT the friend of Second Amendment people. They are the friends of making money and, like Government, will sell you down the river for a buck.

Secondly, it was basically the “Left” who insisted that “Fix NICS” be part of the bill or no deal. Many of the same people who think reciprocity was a good thing, also believe that a background check stops crime. In proclaiming victory, the NRA stated: “All Americans, including law-abiding gun owners, agree that violent criminals should not have legal access to firearms.” These are the same ones who stand and shout that gun laws only harm the lawful citizen, prohibiting them to self-defense, and yet they push something as stupid as a law they now claim will stop criminals.

Any “improvements” to the criminal background check system results in nothing more than more government control, which, it appears, Americans are falling in love with, and a further destruction of a person’s inalienable right to protect and defend themselves at all times.

We’re killing ourselves and loving it!

BUT DON’T GO LOOK!

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How “Bearing Arms” Can Work

Two legally armed citizens stopped a shootout in an Augusta, Maine Wal-Mart parking lot. Police stated they would recommend the legally armed citizens have fled the seen and “become good witnesses.” Witnesses to what? The shooting deaths of 4 people? Police state.

“Daniel Chavanne walked over to the nearby scene of the shooting and dispute, showed his Glock 42 pistol, announced he was armed and told those fighting to get down on the ground.”<<<Read More>>>

Instapundit has brief story. Comments are an interesting read and perhaps a good commentary of life today in America – not exactly good. (Note – When I was on Instapundit website, I had difficulty navigating the page. I don’t know if it is because the site was so busy or because it is loaded down with ads and other crap – which is the way of it these days.)

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Maine Abolishes Gun Permit Requirements, Shows that Firearms Transcend Red State/Blue State Divide

By abolishing gun-permitting requirements, Maine highlighted the unique place gun rights hold in American political life.

Source: Maine Abolishes Gun Permit Requirements, Shows that Firearms Transcend Red State/Blue State Divide | National Review Online

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Maine: Governor LePage Signs NRA-Backed Bill for Permitless Carry

Constitutional/Permitless Carry legislation, Legislative Document 652, was signed into law today, July 8, by Governor Paul LePage.<<<Read More>>>

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2 states to see final push for constitutional carry this week

*Editor’s Note* – Below is a statement taken from the linked-to article. It is absolute and utter nonsense. We should not keep allowing these lying idiots to keep spreading horse manure like this.

“LD 652 eliminates an important tool that law enforcement uses to prevent dangerous people from carrying concealed, loaded weapons in public,” said retired Chief Bob Schwartz (Ret.), Executive Director of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association in a statement. “By passing this bill, the Maine legislature has put politics ahead of the public safety of Maine’s citizens, and the police officers who put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe.”

Source: 2 states to see final push for constitutional carry this week

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Maine Permitless Carry Bill Goes to Governor for Signing

Today, Constitutional/Permitless Carry legislation, Legislative Document 652, was enacted by the state Senate by a vote of 23-12. This critical legislation will now go to Governor Paul LePage for his expected signature.<<<Read More>>>

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Maine Senate OKs bill to allow concealed handguns without permit 

AUGUSTA, Maine – On a 21-14 vote, a bill allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons without a permit gained approval in the Maine Senate on Thursday. The bill LD 652, sponsored by Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, would do away with Maine’s requirement that individuals wanting to carry a concealed […]
Source: Maine Senate OKs bill to allow concealed handguns without permit — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine

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Maine “Constitutional Carry” Legislation Hangs in the Balance

Bloomberg and his anti-gun minions are continuing to barrage the Legislature with misinformation regarding “safety concerns.”  This anti-gun rhetoric is unfounded. In fact, the top law enforcement agency, The Maine State Police went on record supporting this legislation, citing the fact that over the past 30 years, fewer than 20 people per year have ever been charged with carrying a concealed weapon of any type.  Additionally, less than one tenth of a percent of the 36,000 applicants reviewed by the State police are denied.

Source: Maine “Constitutional Carry” Legislation Hangs in the Balance

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State Proselytism Via Concealed Carry Permitting

Ammoland today has an article about how the Washington Post is attempting to wrongfully scare the hell out of people over the fact that some states are considering legislation that would bring back “Constitutional Carry” of weapons, vs. Concealed Carry and Open Carry. Constitutional Carry allows an American citizen to carry open or concealed without having to jump through hoops and get a license from the government.

Ammoland brings out an interesting point:

In saying these things, WaPo misses the fact that the ultimate purpose of many concealed carry permit classes around the country isn’t to make the citizen a better shot or more adept at drawing and shooting a gun to begin with.

Rather, the purpose is to lecture them on state laws regarding lethal use of force, thereby absolving the state of liability in a licensing situation.

But Constitutional Carry is another way to absolve the state of liability —it is perhaps the best way— for it makes responsibility and liability a personal matter once again.

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