GUNS: “Red Flag” — no due process AND no penalty for malicious use

Sunday, March 31, 2019

2019-Mar-31

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/03/29/colorado-senate-passes-red-flag-bill/

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Look, the problem with red flag laws is simple to understand. One is that there’s no real due process involved. Someone says, “Bill is a threat to himself or others” and a judge simply says, “Alrighty, then,” signs a piece of paper, and now Bill loses his guns. He had no opportunity to respond. Bill didn’t get to tell the judge that Sally just said that because she thinks all gun owners are dangerous. He doesn’t get to reply that she misunderstood something he said. He doesn’t get to explain that she’s just angry at him because of political disagreements between the two.

Bill doesn’t get to say anything until after the fact.

Imagine someone proposing something similar that would prevent someone from accessing the internet or voting without due process? The howls would be everywhere and for good reason.

But as has been noted before, the Second Amendment is a second-class right in far too many people’s minds. They believe it shouldn’t be afforded the same level of protection that other rights enjoy.

Another issue is that there’s absolutely no real punishment for those who use red flag laws maliciously. At best, it’s a slap on the wrist, but let’s understand that what we’re talking about here is a measure that will provide legalized swatting. The police will show up to take people’s guns. Those who use these laws to punish others are depriving folks of their civil liberties. That calls for stiff penalties.

Unfortunately, no one seems willing to put that in a bill.

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A good summary what is wrong with this latest “great idea”!

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Winner of $768.4 million Powerball jackpot faces big tax bill

Saturday, March 30, 2019

If the winner goes with the cash option of $477 million, the IRS will get more than $100 million right off the bat.

Source: Winner of $768.4 million Powerball jackpot faces big tax bill

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Why isn’t it tax free?

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Bill Maher: George Clooney Calling for Boycott of Sultan of Brunei’s Hotels Is ‘Chickensh*t Tokenism’

Saturday, March 30, 2019

This week George Clooney called for a boycott of several hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei over the law being implemented that will punish anyone engaging in gay sex with death by stoning.

Source: Bill Maher: George Clooney Calling for Boycott of Sultan of Brunei’s Hotels Is ‘Chickensh*t Tokenism’

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Interesting that “the Left” is calling themselves out.

By extension, does this apply to “global warming / global kooling / climate change” too?

And all the other Left Wing “causes of outrage” de jour — gun “control”, sexism, racism, etc. etc.

I wonder?

“What do you call it when someone steals someone else’s money secretly? Theft. What do you call it when someone takes someone else’s money openly by force? Robbery. What do you call it when a politician takes someone else’s money in taxes and gives it to someone who is more likely to vote for him? Social justice.” — Thomas Sowell

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GUNS: Spartacus should stick to something he knows

Saturday, March 30, 2019

2019-Mar-30

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/03/29/cory-booker-displays-profound-ignorance-gun-laws-town-hall/

Cory Booker Displays Profound Ignorance On Gun Laws In Town Hall
Posted at 8:30 am on March 29, 2019 by Tom Knighton

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Convicted criminals aren’t buying them even from face-to-face transfers from law-abiding citizens, either. Why? Because they don’t want a citizen to ID them. After all, what if the police find out that the gun was sold to Joe Smith, but Joe says he sold it to someone else? Joe is a law-abiding citizen, so the idea of the gun he sold being used in a crime is upsetting. Why yes, Officer, I can give you a description of the guy. In fact, I still have his cell phone number.

That’s bad news in Criminal Land.

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Three strikes and you’re out.

No one even pretended that “gun control” is anything but disarming the sheep so the wolves can run wild.

In https://www.dailyherald.com/article/20130127/discuss/701279952/, the editors didn’t dispute the statement: “Background checks, no problem. Gun registration is a big problem. Every genocide in modern history has started with a gun registration, followed by confiscation, followed by genocide.” All they did was gripe that it was “plagiarized”.  Argh!  Guess every idea they print is unique?

Remember: “Registration, confiscation, genocide”.  

With the new “red flag” laws popping up all over, we now into step #2.

“And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand? . . .” — Alexander Solzhenitsyn

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DonorsChoose fundraising: Some school districts banning crowdfunding – Vox

Saturday, March 30, 2019

DonorsChoose and other crowdfunding sites are coming under scrutiny.

Source: DonorsChoose fundraising: Some school districts banning crowdfunding – Vox

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Doesn’t anyone see this as a problem with Gooferment Skrules?

Argh!

Separate Gooferment from “Education”!

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You’re A Sucker If You Don’t Believe The System Is Rigged | Zero Hedge

Friday, March 29, 2019

Our elite is not elite. Instead, it’s a bunch of bums who somehow got a little money and took the reins of power and are now shaking-down our great nation for every penny they can wring out of it. We owe them nothing – not respect, not gratitude and certainly not obedience.If you still wonder how we got Trump, just look around you. He’s a cry for help, a scream against the injustice we’re surrounded by. This injustice is poison to our country. This injustice is what makes republics fall apart, when the worthless ruling class pushes its contempt in the people’s collective face so hard and for so long that the population finally screams “The hell with this!”

Source: You’re A Sucker If You Don’t Believe The System Is Rigged | Zero Hedge

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“We, The Sheeple” are just sheep to be shorn.

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VETERANS: Where is a national apology to all the in-country Viet Nam vets?

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019-Mar-29

FROM Karen O’Connell Bednarski

Today is a day put aside for the service personnel of the Viet Nam Veterans Era, especially those who were in Viet Nam. .. to all “welcome home?…think of good memories and thank you for your service!

MY RESPONSE:

I was only in “the Era”; not out in the boonies. Those guys — mostly men — deserve a national apology to them and their families for what they brought home (i.e., the multi-generational harm of Agent Orange). Those are the real heroes.

And, let’s not forget those who never got to come home and those who went underground and to Canada to avoid being sent to the “meat grinder” for no good reason other than the hubris of politicians and bureaucrats. Thanks, Ike, JFK, Nixon, McNamara, and their ilk.

Makes me sad to think of my lost best friend and all those who came back “changed”.

And, my amazement is that “We, The Sheeple” have learned nothing from it. We have decades of constant war. Sending now young women, and men, into various “meat grinders” around the world for no good reason that I can determine.

Argh! If only we’d have elected Ron Paul, then we’d have a sane foreign policy. Instead of new KIAs, MIAs, WIAs, and broken Vets to regret creating.

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