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Another liberal activist judge inadvertently strengthens gun rights in America

A federal judge, US District Judge John Heyburn II, has ruled that the state of Kentucky MUST recognize same-sex marriages that were performed in other states.

The state of Kentucky had passed a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriages in the state and part of that amendment was to not recognize such marriages from other states.

Judge Heyburn ruled that the exclusion of marriages from other states was unconstitutional based off of the following rationale, that Kentucky’s laws treat gay and lesbians differently in a “way that demeans them.”

Heyburn DIDN’T say that the state of Kentucky had to perform same-sex marriages but that they did have to recognize the marriage licenses from other states.

Now, THIS is where things get interesting.

If the courts rule that a license issued in one state MUST be recognized by another then by extension my Pennsylvania License to Carry a Firearm MUST be acknowledged and accepted in the State of New York.  I mean, as a gun owner, the state of New York has treated gun owners in demeaning ways for years and the state has gone out of its way to harrass and persecute out of state gun owners as well.

Travelers through the state of New York have been arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearms even though they have followed the federal guideline for interstate travel.  How often have travelers flying out of a New York airport been arrested and their property stolen by the authority’s their willful ignorance of the following clause:

18 U.S. Code § 926A – Interstate transportation of firearms

Any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

That’s not even getting into the fact that every time I enter New York I am demeaned by having my rights stripped from me as if the Empire State took its nickname seriously and viewed itself as a different country completely.  And that the people who are within its borders are somehow lesser citizens than those of the majority of other states.

Judge Heyburn has basically ruled that while NY can continue to treat its own residents like second class peons (which makes sense since New Yorkers elected the politicians who made it so), the state cannot abuse and deny the rights enjoyed by those from out of state.

Another example of the judicial sword cutting both ways.


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  • gjwags1

    I think you are kind of stretching it by taking a ruling on a marriage license and applying that same ruling to your legal firearms license simply because it uses the term “license;” I know that the laws governing my car license doesn’t apply to my dog license, and vice versa, simply because they are both termed a “license.”

    • shrgngatlas

      The big problem is that NY State (and many other federal and state) gun laws already are clearly unconstitutional by the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution, but they just get around that by saying the 2nd Amendment doesn’t really mean what it says, that it is about a group right while all the other amendments are about individual rights, etc. etc. ad nauseum. Logic and law have nothing to do with it. If enough cops can put forth enough force they can arrest you, steal your property, and even murder you if you resist their interpretation of what the word “is” means. Like Beria said to Stalin, “You find me the man, and I’ll find you the crime.” It’s getting that way in this country.

      • PatriotVet

        If everyone of us takes two of “them” there are not enough of “them”!

    • Jim444

      You’re just making his point. When traveling both your car license and your dog license are accepted in any state you’re going thru.

    • Vince

      Yes but
      Ur drivers license is good in all fifty states
      And so is a heterosexual marriage good in a fity states so why not a gun license

      • sc

        because they don’t want it to, that is why.

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  • Cooleemee Edd

    I agree with giwags1…stretching it. I agree with the principle, though. The federal law seems clear enough to me!

  • Joseph Friday

    Been to NY and NYC. Big bunch of concrete outhouses and rude people. Mostly in NYC! Have no use for the city life there. Some do and they can have it along with the inane, asinine and megalomaniac despots for mayors and governor. Rather breathe the fresh mountain air and see wide open spaces than be confined in a concrete jungle with a bunch of knockout playing apes coons and possums that run amok in the cities!

  • DevelDoc1

    NY/NYC have had screwy gun laws ever since the days of Tammany Hall (circ 1920-30s). Doubt you will ever see rationale thinking on guns and many other important issues until New Yorkers wake up and get rid of all the liberal left wingers. I left NY in 1959 and never really looked back other than to visit family and/or friends from my high school days. I feel sorry for those that enjoy shooting sports/hunting, skeet etc. But then again they did elect Cuomo and the ultra-liberal mayor of nyc

    • Saltporkdoc

      I agree with you!
      Thanks for your service from one DevelDoc to another! (Echo Co. Sr. Corpsman 2/6/20


    All the talk does is waste time. I’ll waste some time. Gun ownership and associated regulations (notice I did NOT say registration) should fall to the States and each state, of course, honors the other the same from other States. If the Feds insist on calling the shots, then they have to refer to the Constitution, 2nd Amendment. Thank God the democlowns in there now did not write the constitution; we’d still be figuring out what it said and having to rely on Pelosi’s memory-hell she don’t know what happened this morning let alone when she was 50.
    The 2nd Amendment is my carry permit-open or concealed. If you are not a mind-numb robot (they usually have a ‘D’ after their name), and if you are a semi-intelligent person who knows how to read, they you have read that everyplace that allows law-abiding people easier access to guns and the ability or “permission” to protect their family and property, violent crime rates have gone down.
    Nowadays, if you are white, protestant, male–never mind you built the country, gained it’s independence, and saved the world on more than one occasion–now you are the devil and the shiftless zombies are coming. The problem is, DHS is coming too, if they are stupid. We have too many armed people for any fool who thinks any way else. When the local yocals or county mounties are willing to violate the constitution because they were told to, that is when it is time to barricade. That means the feds think they have everyone in line. No one is pulling out the Revised Code if we got all out war, so keep your powder dry. Remember, now your doctor’s office is going to be asking about your guns, especially if you feel “down”. That all gets reported so just like your health care, some pimply faced brainwashed idealist to decide if you need to see the doctor and maybe you shouldn’t have guns. We have records of you having arguments-lets see–12 over the last 10 years–you could be a little too unstable for gun ownership. Wait and see. Hopefully vote or fight before we have no choice. From my cold dead hands,

    • sc

      your wrong she knows, it was her third botox treatment, she it got for her birthday, didn’t help much but she got it anyway. still an ugly witch.

  • MAHB001

    Amazing how the sword only cuts the way the liberals want it to.

  • jd1958

    Bet he’d like to take that ruling back.

  • sc

    well good luck trying to make that stick. you are going to have a long gray beard before those gun grabbers give it up.

  • frankenbiker

    Good luck with that. Let me know how your case comes out, or if you end up in a state pen for a dozen years or so. Set the precedent, take it national all the way to the SCOTUS.

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