2nd Amendment, Iowa carry laws and Veterans concerns. Also anything else we want to talk about.
THE FOUR RULES
1. ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED.
2. NEVER POINT YOUR MUZZLE AT SOMETHING YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DESTROY.
3. KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET AND YOU ARE READY TO SHOOT.
4. KNOW YOUR TARGET AND WHAT'S BEYOND.
Winston Churchill said "A GENTLEMAN, SELDOM, IF EVER, NEEDS A GUN. BUT WHEN HE DOES, HE NEEDS IT VERY BADLY!"
Si Vis Paceum Para Bellum
Sam Adams, more than beer
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquillity of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen” ― Samuel Adams
Lincoln on power
"We must prevent these things being done, by either congresses or courts — The people — the people — are the rightful masters of both Congresses, and courts — not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert it —" Abraham Lincoln
Writing this piece has left me with a very tight knot in my stomach that I have not had in decades. It's the feeling we're headed into a major civil war and there isn't a damned thing anyone can do about it.
The gunman who slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school may have snapped because his mother was planning to commit him to a psychiatric facility, according to a lifelong resident of the area who was familiar with the killer’s family and several of the victims’ families. Anger at his mother over plans for “his future mental health treatment” is being looked at as a possible motive for the deadly shooting.
Could this be enough to send someone on a shooting spree? We may never no since the records are sealed.
This is how the citizens of the United States will be disarmed.
No sudden, mass ban or attempt at confiscation – because that would probably lead to open violence on a large scale and they – people like Dear Leader Obama and his Vyshinsky, AG Eric Holder, know this.
So, instead, they will first pass “reasonable”restrictions.
They will target not guns – just dangerousguns. So easy to demagogue anything with, say, a high-capacity magazine. Or which looks “military.” Think how the ground has already been ceded by mainstream “gun rights” groups like the NRA – which invariably talk about “sportsmen” and “hunting.” Who needs an AR-15 (or Sig 220) to hunt?
(emphasis mine) I'm still looking for the word hunting in my copy of the Constitution.
Go read the whole thing. He has definitely put a lot of thought into this. The scary part is it sounds just exactly like what the gun haters and Constitution usurpers would do. Actually, it's what they have been doing for years. Chipping away at our rights. Just a little bit, right here. Then just a little more over there. You'll never notice. Besides, it's not your right to something being infringed. As long as it someone else's right, what's the harm. After all, You're not being groped at the airport, it's someone else's Mother or child.
They don't know what they talk about, yet they keep yapping. The first point is, the definition of a "assault weapon". Assault weapons are a select fire weapon that can fire either semi-auto or full-auto. The AR-15's in civilian hands aren't assault weapons. The only difference between them and the semi-auto hunting rifles is cosmetic.
I have invited the editorial board, on more than one occasion, to contact me. I offered a free safety class and a range trip to try and dispel the myth's that they believe to be truth. And yet I never get a response. They say we should be open minded when it comes to our rights, yet they refuse to investigate and learn.
"Those that would give up liberty for security deserve neither" B. Franklin
"Assault Weapon" is a term made up by gun hater Josh Sugarman to scare people that don't know better.
"Assault weapons—just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms—are a new topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons."
-Josh Sugarmann, Assault Weapons and Accessories in America, 1988
Gun control was a hot topic in the early 1990s, when Congress enacted a 10-year ban on assault weapons. But since that ban expired in 2004,
Yeah, a "assault weapons ban that did nothing except ban flash suppressors and bayonet lugs. It had no effect on crime.
“One of the things he said was something to the effect of wanting to have a conversation about protecting our children,” said Burkett, who lives in Prairie City. “I think that’s a very valid conversation to have.”
Sorry, the conversation is over. The Supreme Court ruled in Heller that the right of the people to keep and bear arms meant exactly that. Then in the McDonald decision they incorporated the right to include state governments.
Jayne said the first steps toward reducing gun violence could include closing a loophole that lets private parties sell guns at gun shows without requiring prospective buyers to go through background checks.
There is no "loophole". It's called the right to own and dispose of your private property. Felons are not going to gun shows to buy guns.
For example, he said, creating “gun-free zones” at places such as schools lets potential attackers know that they wouldn’t face armed resistance. “I don’t think it’s by accident that most of these tragedies that have happened within recent years happened in areas that are clearly marked where law-abiding citizens that are properly trained with firearms are disallowed from possessing them.”
I don't go to gun free zones with the one exception of the VA. Being the victim of a violent crime will open your eyes. I will never be a victim again.
State Rep. Tyler Olson, D-Cedar Rapids, said some gun restrictions could be made without infringing on constitutional rights. Restrictions on large gun magazines might be one area, he said.
“Features that turn weapons used for hunting and sport into high-powered killing machines, I think we should be able to have a rational discussion about those things,” Olson said. “I don’t know exactly what the outcome of that discussion is, but there’s no question now is the time to have it.”
Maybe you should go get a education about guns. What features turn a rifle into a killing machine? A pistol grip? a flash suppressor? A bayonet lug? If you don't know what you are talking about, you might want to keep your mouth and not prove yourself to be a fool.
That conversation is over. What part of "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" don't you understand?
I am amazed at these lawmakers that would violate their oath to support and defend the Constitution to pass some feel good law that will do nothing. And the sheep fall right in line with them. It's just unbelievable that some people would be willing to throw away their rights just to feel safe. That's all it is too. It is a illusion of safety.
Unfortunately, in this country, logic has been buried under political correctness. Those in power whose ego is invested in brie et Chablisvalues that include scorn for the peasantry they accuse of “clinging to guns and Bibles” will never see that logic. Children will continue to die in gun-free zones hunting preserves for psychopathic murderers, and the cowardly murderers will continue to surrender or kill themselves as soon as armed good guys show up…far too late. Read the whole thing. It's a eye opener.
We humans are creatures of habit. Today, 8 years after I was forced to retire, I still rise early. If I sleep until 7AM, I'm sleeping late. Morning coffee and check the local paper. Friday I was doing some reading on the net and decided to check my facebook page. The Collectivists Supporting Government Violence (CSGV) Had already started dancing in victim blood with the news link the had showed a shooting in Ct. with only a couple of victims. They couldn't even wait for the police to clear the area before starting in.
Yesterday, after we knew the facts and the gun haters were in full dance mode, I ended up on the CBS news site. I read 3 or 4 of the articles, but the fascinating part was reading the comments. I have no illusion that CBS is anything but a liberal site. But the number of people commenting and calling for the total ban on guns and repealing the 2nd Amendment astounded me. That people are that willing to give away their freedom for what? A false sense of security? A wise old man once said that "those that would give up freedom for security deserve neither". (B. Franklin 17XX).
Another quote I like is "those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. And it seems to be true. We know the history of gun control in the 20th century, the millions killed by their own governments after gun control was enacted for "the public good". Do these people really trust the government that much? I don't. I don't believe that the government has my best interest in mind when that pass any law. The government has the governments best interest in mind.
If there is any good news at all, the principal and at least one teacher are heroes for trying to save lives. Teacher gives her life to save children. She got the kids into a closet or possibly a bathroom and when the murderer* came in she told him the kids were elsewhere, he then executed her. I read in one report that the Principal lunged at the murderer* to try and stop him.
There's a lot of other news and I'll just leave the links and you can read them at your leisure.
* I will never print the name of which ever scumbag happens to be in the news. I firmly believe that the press is giving these scumbags exactly what they want, publicity. They know the press will print or broadcast every aspect of their lives, giving them their 15 minutes.