Friday, May 31, 2013

Illinois passes veto proof concealed carry bill.

Friday May 31st marks the day that the last of the 50 States enacted a concealed carry law.

The Bill HB 183 sets up some onerous training requirements and asks for $150 from residents and $300 from non residents if they wish to defend themselves.

There doesn't appear to be any reciprocity in the bill but transporting a handgun in a car, by non residents, will now be protected if they are legal to carry in their home state.  The jury is still out on the language over loaded vs unloaded transport.  The language about leaving it locked in the car if you exit tends to lend itself to loaded, where as the "transport" usually indicates unloaded.  The controlling terminology will define it transport actually means transport.

This bill will need to be combed over with a fine tooth comb.  There are many, many places off limits.

This is a horrible bill by any standard outside of Illinois.  For Illinois, it's an accomplishment.

You all know where I stand.  The Right to self defense should never require a fee, permit or license.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

California Senate passes bills for bans on most semi-auto rifles, magazines, ammo registries, guns that don't exist and more.

The California Senate, with blatant disregard for their oaths of office, passed a number of anti-self defense

SB396: The mag ban to end all mag bans.  Retroactive ban on all magazines over 10 rounds.  Regardless of production date or when they were acquired.  As a famous CA Senator once said "Mr and Mrs America, turn them in".

SB53: This gem requires a background check and defacto ammunition purchase registry in order to buy a single round of ammunition.  Other onerous requirements are placed upon sellers of ammunition, including sending ALL sales records to CA Dept of Justice.  If that wasn't bad enough, all sales must be face to face.  No more internet sales.

SB47: This bill turns virtually every single semiautomatic rifle in the state of California into a 'assault weapon'.  The expanded definitions close so called 'loopholes' such as "bullet buttons" "maglock firearms".  Registration would be mandatory and once registered they would be nontransferable, including to heirs.  Upon death, they would have to be surrendered to the state.  If you live in California, you need to read the bill and realize just how draconian this will be if it passes the house and gets signed off on by the governor.

SB108: A locked door isn't going to be enough in CA anymore.  If you don't lock up your firearms when you leave the house, you'll wind up in prison.

SB293: Calling Space Gordon... should anyone ever invent a "owner authorized" handgun, it would be illegal to sell a handgun in California that didn't contain such a 'safety' mechanism  18 months afterwards.  No exemptions for spouses... although law enforcement would be exempt from this requirement.

Other bills include: SB299: Lose or have a gun stolen and didn't report it?  Guess who is the criminal now?  SB363: Live with someone 'prohibited'?  No self defense for you!

These are extremely egregious bills. If you live in California, I urge you to contact your representatives in the house: Contact CA Legislators.

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Good luck California.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Texas moves one step closer to allowing College students to defend themselves.

Gov Rick Perry, note the "Come and Take It" shirt.
On Sunday 5/27/2013 Texas legislators approved a bill that allows students to keep their firearms in their vehicles while on their college campus.  It now heads to Governor Perry for his signature.

The Texas house has passed a number of pro self defense and pro firearms Bills over the past month.  Governor Rick Perry is expected to sign all of these when they reach his desk.

Currently HB 972, allowing carry for college students, has stalled in the Senate.  It is far from ideal and has a provision to allow colleges to opt out after having some meetings.

How the Right of self defense can eliminated based on a meeting is beyond me.

As John Adams said:

"You have Rights antecedent to all earthly governments: Rights, that cannot be repealed or restrained by human laws; Rights, derived from the Great Legislator of the universe."

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

3D printers, saving Liberty and saving lives. The $25 multishot handgun and printed bullets. Time to get excited, very excited.


3D printers: saving Liberty and saving lives.

DD Libertator
On May 5 2013 Defense Distributed made history by releasing the schematics of the worlds first fully printable gun, the Liberator .380. The name was taken from the single shot, disposable, .45 air lifted into a disarmed Europe during World War II to help resistance fighters acquire better firearms from the occupying Axis forces.  The thought was simple: walk up to Nazi, stick the Liberator in his ear or chest and pull the trigger.  Boom- instant free upgrade to whatever the Nazi was carrying.  Toss the Liberator and pick up a once dropped Lugar or Stg 44.  Pretty nice trade.

Unfortunately four days later on May 9th, in a blatant display of tyranny, the US Department of  State ordered the design be taken down because it "may violate the Arms Export Control Act of 1976".  The alleged purpose of that law was to curb the arms race and export items "for legitimate self defense purposes".

In the governments opinion, the Rights of Americans are trumped because some non US citizen, somewhere, may, possibly, not use a .380 caliber handgun for self defense.  It's absurd.  It's insulting. It is tyrannical.

The irony here is rich.  Once something goes out on the internet, it's out.  In the 4 days the file was live on Defense Distributed's website it was downloaded over 100,000 times.  Only the government would think banning it's originally hosted file could contain it.  As predicted, it has been mirrored on hundreds of sites, including the infamous Pirate Bay.

The next time some legislator starts squawking about movie or music piracy and passing bills like SOPA (Stop On Line Piracy), keep in mind the gun you may one day need to save your life might only be available through the "pirates".  Obviously there are hundreds of freedom and liberty based reasons to oppose bills like SOPA that have nothing to do with piracy but that's a topic for another blog.

There were a few monetary issues with this initial project, the printer ran 5 figures and the material the first AR lowers used cost hundreds of dollars.

Last week a engineer from Wisconsin known as "Joe" test fired the LulzLiberator a .380 from a $1,725 printer made with $25 worth of material.  The .380 fired 9 rounds.. from a printed barrel.  They only stopped testing because the sun went down.  This is a huge step forward and very exciting.  This puts printed firearms in the reach of most people.  Obviously as technology continues to advance and materials, the ability for a tyrant to disarm a populace could become impossible.

Printed bullets?  Obviously this is a work in progress but it's still a cool step forward. Taofledermaus and his friends aren't the only ones working on 3D rounds, a quick search will turn up others.

Saving lives already?  This is an awesome story out of Michigan, Doctors and engineers print a new airway and implant it in a young child, the material they printed from is a biomaterial, so it will resorb, unlike the materials being used for the firearms.

Why do I include such a heart warming story here... aside from the fact it's pretty freaking cool and shows how awesome these printers can be?   Because it's yet another way the government will try and control, regulate and license these printers.  Don't think so?  You must not work in medicine then.  Read the story about seeking permission from the government before making the device that allowed the child to come off of a ventilator for the first time in it's life.

Someone could print their own medical device!  Someone could print their own gun!  Think of the children! 

No?  Charles Schumer has already held a press conference seeking to ban them.  The insanity abounds.  That a law in the US would prohibit a terrorist from printing one in the US, let alone the rest of the world, is sheer insanity. At best. It's only point would be to restrict the law abiding US Citizens like you and I.

Advocates of Liberty face a tremendous challenge over the coming months, not just on the standard firearm front but also on the printer front as well.  Banning, licensing or regulating this amazing technology will stifle creativity,  crush free markets and empower future tyrants.

We'll keep you up to date on the latest information on the technology as well as pending legislation at:


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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Doctors required to ask about guns in the home. Do you have to answer?

Doctors required to ask about guns in the home. Do you have to answer?

Prior to the implementation of Affordable Care Act aka ObamaCare, one of the executive actions taken by the President was to direct the Department of Health and Human Services to ask (not require) physicians and hospitals to ask new patients and patients being admitted into hospitals for things like same day surgeries about firearms in the home.

Once ObamaCare takes effect in 2014, physicians and hospitals will be required to ask these sorts of questions for new patients.  How do they circumvent the minimal protections?  They won't be specifically asking about 'lawful' possession or storage.  In years past, I've recommended people find a new doctor if their physician attempted to invade their privacy in such a fashion.  Now, physicians will have no choice but to ask these questions.  You won't be able to get away from them... unless you simply stop seeking medical care.

It's important to clarify this is on the Health and Human Services side and not under IRS mandates.  The upcoming 2014 requirements are also separate from executive actions already taken.  Make sure not to confuse the two or let others murky the water by pretending they do.

Undoubtedly some will pop over to  before they get to the end of this, so lets deal with that.  Snopes still has misleading information on their site, citing old laws and an old Medicare issue and completely ignoring the upcoming changes in the law.  It probably shouldn't be surprising as Snopes is unabashedly biased when it comes to Liberty issues. This new requirement is contained in the roughly 2,700 pages of new laws passed by Congress slated to take effect next year.

So the question posed is, do you have to answer?  Is there any law compelling patients to answer these invasive questions which have absolutely nothing to do with their medical care?

NO!  You do not have to answer them.  Their is no law requiring you to answer those sorts of questions, the new law requirements are on providers.  Not now and nothing in the 2,700+ plus pages going into effect in 2014 requires you to answer.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Phoenix PD rushing to destroy firearms before cut off.

Earlier this month I wrote about Governor Jan Brewer signing a bill requiring firearms purchased at so called "buybacks" to be sold and not destroyed.  This is just the latest positive step Arizona has taken respecting Citizens and their Rights, not to mention recognizing firearmss as the tools they are.

Not everyone is on board however and in blatant disregard of the wishes of their employers Phoenix PD has been holding massive "buybacks" as quickly as possible and rushing to have these firearms destroyed before the new law takes effect.

Thousands of firearms are slated for destruction. While technically legal, cash strapped cities begging for tax increases destroying valuable property is a slap in the face to taxpayers.

I can only hope the good people of Phoenix call for the termination of the PPD Chief of police over this outrageous stunt.  It's likely the mayor is also on board with this stunt, if so I hope the people remember in the next election cycle and vote accordingly.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

By Hook or Crook: Robbing children of their birth Right to self defense any way they can. CDC declares 1 in 5 children mentally ill.

By Hook or Crook, Robbing children of their birth Right to self defense.

Be very careful of any more upcoming "mental health" anti-self defense bills.

The anti-self defense rhetoric of the CDC is anything if not blatant.  They have tried and tried to turn self defense into a "public health" issue for decades.  While no one wants a person who is seriously mentally deranged and dangerous in possession of steak knife, firearm or car, when nearly half of all Americans start getting classified as "mentally ill", one must start to question the agenda.

For example David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and author of the book Private Guns, Public Health, claimed that “we know very, very little about the deterrent effects of guns”.  In his writings and speeches he asserts the only way to circumvent Constitutional protections of firearms is to turn them into a public health issue.

There are many examples of this, such as the Institute of Medicines: Priorities for a Public Health Research Agenda to Reduce the Threat of Firearm-Related Violence, which was head CDC members way around an official CDC meeting under such a title.  Such items discussed include Technologies, Strategies, Techniques and protective and potential risk factors.

"Protective and potential risk factors".  When you consider how returning war veterans are currently being treated in relationship to being allowed to defend themselves and the desire of some in Washington to to lump anyone getting counselling or any anti-depression medications on to a "no buy" NICS check, it's not hard to see where this next push for a mental illness classification is coming from.

The CDC just announced that 1 in 5 US children may have a mental disorder.  Check out the CDC publication; ADHD, Tourettes, Autism, Autism spectrum (which is a catch all), mood disorders, anxiety, the list goes on.  I'd not be surprised if the number of 1 in 5 isn't increased to 1 in 4 by the end of the year.

Does the CDC just want more money or is something more insidious at work?  Given the history of the CDC, what is currently happening under existing laws including rules clearing in violation of the laws, I think so.

While I encourage you to read the story for yourself here is a sample:
Mental health is important to overall health. Mental disorders are chronic health conditions that can continue through the lifespan. Without early diagnosis and treatment, children with mental disorders can have problems at home, in school, and in forming friendships. This can also interfere with their healthy development, and these problems can continue into adulthood.... up to 1 out of 5 children experience a mental disorder in a given year... Because of the impact on children, families, and communities, children's mental disorders are an important public health issue in the United States.

Public health surveillance [and] Ongoing and systematic monitoring of mental health and mental disorders will help... Public health includes mental health. CDC worked with several agencies [such as the IOM I linked to above]  to summarize and report this information. The goal is... to develop better ways to document how many children have mental disorders, better understand the impacts of mental disorders, inform needs for treatment and intervention strategies, and promote the mental health of children. This report is an important step on the road to recognizing the impact of childhood mental disorders and developing a public health approach to address children's mental health."

Public health surveillance [and] Ongoing and systematic monitoring of mental health and mental disorders will help... Public health includes mental health. CDC worked with several agencies [such as the IOM I linked to above]  to summarize and report this information. The goal is... to develop better ways to document how many children have mental disorders, better understand the impacts of mental disorders, inform needs for treatment and intervention strategies, and promote the mental health of children. This report is an important step on the road to recognizing the impact of childhood mental disorders and developing a public health approach to address children's mental health."

"Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate"  and "any way we can" are two very recent headlines that show how, having failed in both the court of public opinion and the Supreme Court as well as most state legislatures and in Washington these anti-self defense zealots are trying yet another avenue.

Under the moniker of 'mental health' nearly one in two Americans could be barred from owning firearms.  Sound extreme?  It's not, under a version of one failed bill, simply attending a mandatory PTSD debrief could disqualify a service man or woman from owning firearms.  Why not the traumatic event of losing a loved one in a car accident?  PTSD is another 'catch all' that does apply to survivors and relatives of car accidents.

The fight for our Rights and the Rights of our children is far from over.  I encourage all of you to stay active, there are some legislators and so called mental health "experts" who want to disarm Americans at any and all costs and won't stop until they succeed.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

A historic day. 54 Sheriffs join suit against Colorado's new anti-gun laws.


Today 54 of the 62 Sheriffs in addition to other self defense advocates and companies in Colorado filed a lawsuit against against House Bill 1224 and 1229.  At deceitful 'public' hearings most of these Sheriffs were denied the right to speak against the bills, only a couple of the dozens of Sheriffs who attended were allow to speak. Anti self defense zealots refused to allow the truth to be heard.

Backlash in Colorado against these two bills is reaching a crescendo.  Firearms and accessory manufactures are vacating the state in earnest.  One of the biggest names being Magpul who specifically cited Bill 1224 which bans magazines over 15 rounds in capacity.

Progun and hunting groups are cancelling shoots and hunts previously scheduled in the state, not just over the magazine ban but also 1229 which would ban sales and temporary transfers of firearms.  One recent example was a solider deploying to Afghanistan for 3 months and planning on leaving his handgun with his fiancee who he shares a home with.  The young serviceman would be committing a crime in doing so.

Sheriff Maketa, one of the Colorado Sheriffs filing suit, is true American and obviously takes his Oath to uphold and defend the Constitution seriously.

After the filing this morning there was a press conference where Sheriff Maketa had this to say::  "We each took an oath, the line in the sand has been drawn, and we will stand united!"

I urge all of you in Colorado to stand with these Sheriffs and the other self defense advocates.  

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*Update 5/18/2013 another Colorado Sheriff has joined bringing the total to 55.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Open Carry is not grounds for a non voluntary police encounter.

The Fourth Circuit court of appeals has agreed with me:  Open carry, in a state where legal, is not in and of itself grounds for a non voluntary police encounter.   The court covered every issue raised by the state and offered as a defense in a line by line review.

The "old standby" aka "Terry stop" that seems to the catch all for police encounters when they have no actual reasonable suspicion was shot down and the Fourth Amendment was upheld.   I'll highlight three of them but you can read the full decision HERE.

The court found that an officer making an assumption that because one gun is present, there must be more is not legal.  Interestingly enough the court made no distinction between legally or illegally possessed.  It was a blanket statement:

“would abdicate [its] judicial role if [it] took law enforcement-created rules as sufficient to establish reasonable suspicion. . . .  Such a rule subjects to seizure or search anyone who actively or passively associates with a gun carrier.  The seizure has no connection with the individual seized, the activity they are involved in, their mannerisms, or their suspiciousness; rather, the seizure is a mere happenstance of geography.”

The court issued several scathing breakdowns in this decision, such as when a "Terry" stop is lawful:

 “[t]o be lawful, a Terry stop ‘must be supported at least by a reasonable and articulable suspicion that the person seized is engaged in criminal activity.’ Reid v. Georgia, 448 U.S. 438, 440 (1980). The level of suspicion must be a ‘particularized and objective basis for suspecting the particular person stopped of criminal activity.’ United States v.
Griffin, 589 F.3d 148, 152 (4th Cir. 2009). As such, ‘the officer must be able to point to specific and articulable facts which, taken together with rational inferences from those facts, reasonably warrant that intrusion.’ Terry, 392 U.S. at 21.”

The court upheld the Fourth Amendment and being presumed innocent: [bold emphasis is mine]

“it is undisputed that under the laws of North Carolina, which permit its residents to openly carry firearms . . . Troupe’s gun was legally possessed and displayed.  The Government contends that because other laws prevent convicted felons from possessing guns, the officers could not know whether Troupe was lawfully in possession of the gun until they performed a records check. . . .  We are not persuaded.  Being a felon in possession of a firearm is not the default status.  More importantly, where a state permits individuals to openly carry firearms, the exercise of this right, without more, cannot justify an investigatory detention.  Permitting such a justification would eviscerate Fourth Amendment protections for lawfully armed individuals in those states.

The court went even further:

"From our under-standing of the laws of North Carolina, its laws apply uniformly and without exception in every single division, and every part of the state. Thus, the officer’s observation is irrational and fails to give rise to reasonable suspicion. To hold otherwise would be to give the judicial imprimatur to the
dichotomy in the intrusion of constitutional protections"
This decision is technically only binding for the Fourth Circuit but if it is appealed and upheld by the USSC it would cover the entire nation.

Whether or not you open carry or ever plan to, this is a huge victory for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms as well as Freedom and Liberty in general.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Targeting those who wish to be free. It's time to have an honest discussion about the things that destroy us all.


I think it's long overdue to have an honest discussion about the things that are destroying Life, Liberty and Property.  One of those things is the IRS.  Over the past few days it's come to light that the IRS has targeted "Conservative groups"   with heightened scrutiny and audits.

Why is anyone surprised?  Nixon directed the IRS to target Liberal groups, Clinton allegedly had his political enemies targeted.   Numerous other administrations have had similar allegations.  So again I ask, why so shocked?  Regardless of political affiliation, this is an issue that has affected every political persuasion since it's inception.

Most people don't realize it but 2013 is the 100th anniversary of the IRS.  Yep, the IRS and Personal Federal Income Tax are 100 years old.  That's it.

Prior to 1913 the United States fought and won over half a dozen wars, successfully fought off fanatical and radical Muslim pirates, we had roads, an Army, Navy and Marine Corps, colleges, public schools...  in fact our schools were ranked #1 in the world.   We friggin rocked!

Since 1913 what did we gain?  ObamaPhones, a school system that doesn't even rank in the top 25 worldwide and about 14 trillion dollars in debt.  That sort of goes back to the fact America doesn't have a income problem, we have a spending problem.  That's another topic however.

Let's set aside the fact that a progressive income tax is a Plank of the Communist Manifesto for a moment.  The IRS is a rouge agency, it operates in a sort of extra Constitutional type of authority.  The ways it can come into a persons or businesses life and violate their Rights is insane.  Think about it, they can steal all of your financial documents without a court order (4A violation), they force you to testify against yourself (5A violation), they steal money from your accounts, money that you need to properly defend yourself against them.  I use the word "steal" not by accident, but because the IRS doesn't always seek warrants.  The paperwork they use is not always signed by a judge but rather by a supervisor.

In my opinion there is no way to fix something so horribly broken and unquestionably antithetical to a Constitutional Republic.  As long as the federal government has an attack dog like the IRS and personal income taxes, let alone an unlimited reach into the citizens pocketbooks and bank accounts, we will never have the limited government the founders intended.

The United States became number one in the world without a IRS or personal federal income tax.  I say it's time to repeal them both and get back on the path or personal individual Liberty and Freedom.

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Ps:  Thanks for bearing with a few of the non-gun related blogs.  I've felt compelled to write about some of the insane things happening lately.  While I think the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is the most important and fundamental Right, I believe in all of our Rights and I defend all of them.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Idiotic rules being proffered as law.

We've all seen a store rule that makes no sense.

The latest idiotic rule masquerading as a law I have run into is in the Walmarts bordering Illinois.  It started about a year or two ago at a handful of Walmarts within a few miles of the state line.  The sign?  "Illinois residents must present a FOID card to purchase ammunition".  FOID: Firearms Owners Identification.

It seems stupidity is contagious because it's spreading deeper into the Hooiser state.  This week I went into the Portage, IN Walmart and in front of the empty shelves I saw a new sign:

"Illinois residents must present a FOID card for all ammunition sales."

While on this particular trip I didn't find any staff to question, in the Schererville, IN store I had the sporting goods manager tell me "federal law requires us to see a FOID card for them".

I politely asked: "What federal law could possibly compel a store in Indiana to enforce a Illinois law that only applied to Illinois residents who are in the state of Illinois?"

He immediately responded "It's federal law, we have to".

I had to follow up with one last question: "How would a clerk in, lets say a Florida store, know to check for a Illinois FOID card on a Illinois resident?"

"It's the law" he replied, with a patently brain dead moan that I interpreted to mean "The lights on but nobodies home."

I know my readers are sharper than the average bear but for those just tuning in, there is no federal law requiring a retailer to check for another states FOID or anything else imposed by another state.

I think it's also equally important to point out that the requirement for a Illinois resident to have a valid FOID card to possess a firearm or ammunition only applies to Illinois residents while physically in the state of Illinois.

It is perfectly legal for an of age adult Illinois resident to purchase ammo while out of state, with or without a FOID.  Obviously crossing back into Illinois is another matter but one that should be of no concern to an out of state store making delivery in a state with no such governing law.

What could possibly be the motivation for such an asinine requirement?  If it is to prevent Illinois residents from driving back to Illinois in an illegal cross border smuggling operation  it then begs the question, why doesn't Walmart check the ID of a Illinois resident and refuse to sell them tobacco products?  After all it's illegal for an Illinois resident to buy cigarettes out of state and bring them back into Illinois if more than a pack.

Today I'm picking on Walmart, or more specifically a handful of stores in NW Indiana but I'm sure many of you have encountered similar policies that have no basis in the law but are proffered as law.  If a store wants to discriminate against someone, for whatever reason, they should own up to it, not try and pawn it off on some non existent bogus law.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Why you, as a firearms owner, should oppose the Internet Tax Mandate.

Why you, as a firearms owner, should oppose the Internet Tax Mandate.

Some of you may be wondering why am I blogging about the misnamed "Market Place Fairness Act" on a predominately RKBA blog... for some of the same reasons I oppose universal registration schemes.  Privacy.

"Whatever the question, Liberty is the answer".  I heard a gentleman named Dave Champion say this a few years ago and I was blown away by it's simplicity and how true it was.  I've tried to look at any topic that comes up and first and foremost apply that litmus test. 

I could speak about how the tax mandate would strip an estimated 12 billion dollars from the US Economy.  I could speak about the insane demands the mandate would upon small businesses being forced to comply with 9,600+ different tax jurisdictions and being subject to thousands of possible audits every year because of it.  I could speak of the increased costs of compliance being passed onto the consumer.  Then there is that whole pesky Constitution and Article One to contend with.

Instead I'll just focus on privacy and tracking.  In order to actually comply with a internet sales tax mandate there is going to have to be tracking.  Huge databases filled with your information... all of your information. 

These databases will be treasure troves of information not just for hackers and identify thieves but for meddling state and federal agencies that continually overstep their authority and under various new laws stemming from "terrorism concerns".

To Agent Busybody bucking for a promotion it won't matter you dropped a couple thousand dollars on ammo at Bobs-Discount-Ammo-Barn for a upcoming 3 day training class.  All he might see is some guy just bought 3,000 rounds of ammo, a new "Assault" chest rig, a dozen 30 round PMAGs and lives 3 blocks from a elementary school.  "Corner office here I come!"

On a serious note, this will have a devastating effect on our economy and our privacy.  The next logical step will be allowing States to enforce their laws out of state.  For example gambling in Vegas when gambling is illegal in your home state.  A stretch?  Perhaps, but certainly the precedence is set that a state would have jurisdiction outside of it borders.

The concept is patently absurd, yet there it is.  All of you in California who own "assault weapons" but store them over the state line?  Not if you have California residency.  Again absurd but that's the precedence being set. 

That is where Liberty comes into play.  How does this new law, the bureaucracies it will create and the precedence it will set comport itself to Liberty? The answer is painfully obvious.  It doesn't.

From Senators at the forefront of defending our Rights such as Rand Paul and Ted Cruz to groups like the CATO institute, we are all in agreement, this tax mandate must be stopped.

I'll keep all of you up to date on what is transpiring not just on this issue but anything that threatens our Liberty, Freedom and our Right to self defense.  Please share this with your friends and lets work together to stop this.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Gun Buybacks: turning the ridiculous into something more tolerable.

Gun Buybacks: turning the ridiculous into something more tolerable. 

"Gun Buy Back"  It's a ridiculous assertion, that a person or entity that never had something could "buy it back".  So why do they use that term?

It's a form of suggestion or physiological warfare... Brain washing if you will.  By using the term 'buy back' it implies that the person, or in this case the government had the guns to begin with.  That they are somehow the legitimate owners.

As despicable as the gun back is, Arizona is moving in the right direction. 

Governor Brewer has signed a law requiring any municipal run gun buy backs to resell those firearms.  Setting aside my disdain for the gun buyback scheme, this is a great step forward.  If for no other reason than the cost savings to tax payers.  Being able to recoup some or possible all of the costs is great at a time when governments need to be spending less and lowering taxes.

The biggest reason I am in favor of this law is because of the message it sends :These aren't our guns and by sending them back into the community we acknowledge that guns are inanimate objects and safe.

Time will tell what impact this will have on anti-gun gun buybacks and if they even continue them anymore. 

-Joe aka Prometheus
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