GUNS: RKBA SHALL NOT except in the USSA

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2014/07/11/why-every-yes-every-gun-control-law-is-unconstitutional/

Why Every (Yes, Every) Gun Control Law Is Unconstitutional
Written by: Byron Berger Self Defense July 11, 2014

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What’s interesting about this language is that it states that the right to bear arms SHALL NOT be infringed. The Founding Fathers placed a bright-line prohibition on infringement of the right. They knew the difference between an outright prohibition and the providing to the federal government the ability to place reasonable restrictions on a right. For example, the Fourth Amendment prohibits “unreasonable” search and seizure.

Until 2010, the significant weakness of the Second Amendment was that, in some minds, it did not apply to state or local governments. These governments were free to make any regulations their state supreme courts held acceptable under the state constitutions. That’s why states like New York and California could virtually ban their citizens from bearing arms.

But it all changed in 2010, when the United States Supreme Court decided McDonald v. Chicago. This case held that the Second Amendment was “incorporated.” This legal term means that the states and local governments now must follow the limitations of the federal Constitution’s Second Amendment, and that state laws cannot be more restrictive than those allowed by the Second Amendment.

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Had an interesting discussion with a young lady going off to college and concerned about personal safety.

A friends recommended MACE or Pepper Spray. 

I disagreed.

The young lady will travel from the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, through the Pepuls Republik of Nu Jerzee, to the Pepuls Republik of Konn-net-tea-cut!

Guaranteed she will fall afoul of the diktats in one of those three “jurisdiction”.

I recommend pursuing other options — one of which was a concealed carry permit in all three states. Virtually impossible for “regular people”.

As well as self-defense classes and situational awareness training (OODA).

If some one is going to hurt her, I want her to stop it cold!

“Victim disarmament is the view that it is somehow better to see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose, than see her with a gun in her hand.” — T.D. Melrose

Argh!

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GUNS: No one realizes that this is a problem is one we cause ourselves due to gooferment

http://channel-surfing.blogspot.com/2012/12/armed-and-educated.html

 

Friday, December 21, 2012

Armed and educated

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It took the NRA a week to come up with this? The National Rifle Association, after a week of silence, today suggested that posting armed guards at schools was the best approach the nation could use to protect stuents. And, surprise, it pointed its finger at the same alleged causes it always blames: “video games, the news media and lax law enforcement.” As The New York Times reported, “It offered no new proposals to restrict firearms.”

 

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Sorry, but the world is and has always been a dangerous place. Wishing will not make it otherwise. So we create “schools” and “protect” them with “laws”.

Argh!

Why not learn from the Israelis? Allow school personel or anyone to be armed in and around a school. Allow trained grandparents and family to “volunteer” at the schools.

Why can’t we have better mental health care for these sad individuals. Yes, they have “rights”. But when they are a danger to themselves and others? Isn’t that like “fire” in a crowded theater?

Why can’t we have a real inquiry into the impact of psychotropic drugs on these sad individuals?

Why can’t we have studies with actionable conclusions about violent video games and movies?

It’s not a prevalent as we think it is, but that doesn’t mean we should NOT insist on meaningful actions. “Banning scarey weapons” accomplishes NOTHING.

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Armed and educated

 
It took the NRA a week to come up with this? The National Rifle Association, after a week of silence, today suggested that posting armed guards at schools was the best approach the nation could use to protect stuents. And, surprise, it pointed its finger at the same alleged causes it always blames: “video games, the news media and lax law enforcement.” As The New York Times reported, “It offered no new proposals to restrict firearms.”