Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Gun Storage Legislation: A Slippery Slope

Gun storage legislation is usually one of those "slippery slope" issues.  Responsible gun owners already willingly secure their firearms to keep them out of the hands of unauthorized people.  The problem is that the people who try to legislate these types of things are usually ignorant or apathetic of common defensive firearms practices and have a knee-jerk response to everything, anyway.  The responsible gun owners who already store their firearms properly also take into consideration what they need to do to ensure that they have a "ready" firearm that is quickly accessible for home defense.  The people who legislate something like firearms storage do so because they don't like guns in the first place, and don't seem to care about an individual's rights to self-defense in the second place.  They aren't very knowledgeable about firearms or what it takes to be properly prepared to defend the home.  Most of these people do, after all, have armed bodyguards and security protection, so they don't need to care about us, the common citizens.

The reason that legislation such as this is such a slippery slope is that these same ignorant and apathetic individuals who legislate on our behalf would like to take storage requirements a bit further and legislate things such as requiring that they are stored unloaded and disassembled.  So even if the defensive firearm can be quickly accessed from a biometric safe, it still has to be assembled and loaded with ammunition that is kept in yet another separate storage place.  In Colorado, we have no such law (yet), so we have the concept of what we refer to as the "in use" firearm.  For our purposes, that means a loaded firearm.  If we are carrying it on our person, it is considered to be an "in use" firearm.  If we have it stored as a ready defensive firearm, it is still "in use."  That means that the firearm is stored, and locked up, but still loaded and can be quickly deployed in the event of a home invasion.  But Philadelphia, for example, passed a law stating that firearms must be secured in a locked container, or with a locking device, unloaded, and ammunition must be locked up separately if there are occupants under the age of 18 living there.

Other states and cities have seriously discussed enacting laws to keep all firearms disassembled while stored.  It is not a leap too far to assume that the same people who put knee-jerk laws into place would not take these next steps to make firearms as inaccessible as possible.  Again - they hate firearms, do not care about anyone's protection except their own, and in general, would prefer to have a completely disarmed society.  But from where We The People stand, we have a natural right to self-defense and a U.S. Constitution that says that we have the right to keep and bear arms without that right being infringed.  It is just not reasonable or even lawful to dictate that the only way a citizen can defend their homes with a firearm is to go through all these steps to 1) open a locked container, 2) assemble the firearm, 3) open another locked container to retrieve the ammunition, 4) load the firearm, then 5) stop the attack.  A response to stop an attack requires action within only a few seconds in order to be successful.  Going through all these steps is a blatant violation of individual rights, in my opinion, and should not be tolerated. These people with legislative power seem to think that they know more than we do, and also seem to think that they are more worthy of self-protection than we are.

Again - the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and law-abiding people, and who ALREADY secure their firearms to protect against theft, children getting to them, or any other access by unauthorized persons.  However, we also keep ready firearms to protect our homes against home invasions.  The right to self-defense is a natural right and must not be hindered by people who consider themselves to be elite, and who frequently act as if they, themselves are above the law.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

California DOJ Withdraws "Assault Weapon" Registration

As I posted with a Daily Shooter video the other day, the website set up by California DOJ to allow California citizens to register "assault weapons" and "bullet button" rifles was a massive failure.  

A poorly designed government website set up to mandate that people register for something goes down due to too much traffic... gee.... sound familiar?

"The FPC and several other Grun Rights groups are suing the DOJ over the mishandling of the registration process which kept some people attempting to register their rifles from doing so by the July 1 deadline.  Also the DOJ withdraws "Assault Weapon" ban regulations from OAL."

The California DOJ had to pull their requirement for registration due to these massive failures and because of lawsuits pressed by various gun rights organizations.  While this is a win for our side, we must not get complacent, and we must remember that these leftist state and local governments will simply find a new way to infringe on our rights.

Bottom line:  when we see states and local governments trying to implement this unconstitutional gun control crap, we need to keep pressing, and we need these gun rights groups to which we are donating to make a full court press with the lawsuits.  We can win, and we must keep winning.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Criminals Are Calling YOU a Criminal

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Mandatory "assault weapon" registration.  The government sets up a website and then mandates that you register.  Then when law-abiding citizens try to do whats mandated of them and register, the site crashes and then they can't register.  They wake up the next day as criminals.

Soldiers are serving our country overseas.  Their guns are at home with their spouse and family.  They try to register, but the site is down.  It is crashing because too many people are trying to register.  They can't access the website.  Their family does not know what to do.  They then come home from deployment and are now criminals.

Mandatory registration on a government website that crashes on when many people access it.  Sound familiar?  Well, that's a tale we are all too familiar with.  I'll complain about that another time.

This is happening in California.  But is soon coming to your state.  I agree with what The Daily Shooter mentions in the video below:  Registration is a bad idea.  I certainly won't be registering if this kind of law comes to my state.  I will use whatever loophole I can find to be legal in other ways.  This is the law in California and I expect similar laws in my state of Colorado.  These laws will spread to other states, if the gun grabbers have their way, and I fully expect that the anti-gun groups will be pressing hard to pass these laws everywhere. 

Now what makes this whole thing worse is that this same government website was set up with (in my opinion) criminally negligent practices and structure.  The data breach, unauthorized access to other people's registration information, and an unavailable website are all yet another example of feckless processes by a government who hates gun owners.

So what can WE do?!  For one thing, get out there and support your local and national gun rights groups.  Talk to your neighbors, family, and friends, and get them out to vote!  Blog, send emails, get active on social media, and write articles for your local newspapers.  Attend pro-gun rallies. Spread the truth by any means necessary.  If we can't turn this around BEFORE bad politicians become elected, then these horrible laws will be rammed down our throats and we will ourselves one day wake up to find that we are criminals.

The lunatics are running the asylum.  The criminals are holding the keys to the prison.  They pontificate about guns, lie about statistics, spool up an ignorant public, and then pass laws born of a complete lack of knowledge about firearms.  They make criminals of their citizens.  Pathetic!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Unconstitutional "Red Flag" Laws

This is why these "Red Flag" laws must be opposed at every turn: 

 "Resident snowflakes of the knee-jerk town complained that the man openly carrying made them feel uncomfortable and unsafe. I looked for and could not find anything in the open carry statutes that mentions a prohibition of making other people feel uncomfortable and unsafe." 

 It's what I've been saying all along: Some poor snowflake gets a wild hair up their ass and reports you for something just because they feel like it. 

 They see you driving down the street with NRA stickers on your car? Well, they just follow you home, find out where you live, and then fabricate some story about road rage or something. Boom! You are disarmed. 

 Your neighbor doesn't like your dog barking? Boom! Fabricate a story about you using your dog to threaten them. You are disarmed.

The way these people lie and cry about everything, they can disarm a whole nation by making stuff up when these stupid and thoughtless unconstitutional laws are in place.

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The Second Amendment is second in importance only to the First!!!  Indeed, it's the Second Amendment that allows the general population to defend all the rest of them from any attempt at tyranny.

"While the people have property, arms in their hands, and only a spark of noble spirit, the most corrupt Congress must be mad to form any project of tyranny."

Rev. Nicholas Collin, Fayetteville Gazette (N.C.), October 12, 1789

The following is a quote from James Madison sixteen (16) months before he introduced the 2nd Amendment to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1789.

"Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of."

James Madison, The Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788