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Posts in '5th Amendment'

NICS Confiscation Chilling Reminder of the Power of Information and Perils of Registry

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is supposedly an instant background check for people trying to purchase firearms and the information is supposed to be deleted upon an successful check.

Chicago Throws Shade With 2017 Gun Traced Report

Not only does the document lack any numbers for guns that were not traced, it conflates the numbers of traced guns with those of all confiscated guns.

D.C. Will not appeal loss on Carry Permits

The government of the District of Columbia has decided not to appeal the Circuit court decision in Wrenn v. D.C. A week ago the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled that they would not rehear Wrenn v. D.C. en banc.

In Advance of Hurricane Irma, Government Sanctioned Gun Confiscation Begins

It strains credulity that anyone but the most naive or ignorant person can believe that gun control in general and gun registration in particular is anything but a scheme by the government to allow them to come and confiscate your guns.  This is even more evident when the threat of a hurricane is being exploited in order to enact said gun confiscation.

Pennsylvania Bill to Enforce Firearm Preemption Against Scofflaw Governments

The Pennsylvania legislature is aiming to enforce their strong firearms preemption law. A similar enforcement law was enacted in 2014, but was struck down in 2016.

Constitutional Carry Passes Committee in AL & SD

If these three states were able to get their Constitutional Carry bills passed a full THIRD of the country would not require ANY type of oppressive permission in order for its citizens to exercise their rights

Florida Legislature Battle with Courts Continues on “Stand Your Ground”

In Florida, person facing unlawful deadly force or significant bodily harm was no longer required to retreat before defending themselves in public places.

Sheriff Offers Victim a Gun, Gun Shop Gives a .38

As Sheriff of Telfair County, I am sworn to serve and protect our citizens, and I can assure you that after today, this “Telfair County Citizen” will again have a weapon and be fully equipped to defend himself if need be, even If I have to give him one of my own!

Amazon Echo: Americans Have Unwittingly Allowed Their Homes To Be Bugged

Amazon Echo, named “Alexa”, to put it in layman’s terms is like a robotic butler. You ask her to play music, what the weather is like, to turn on a channel, change the heat in your house, order a pizza, get you an Uber etc. Basically all you have to do is ask. And there’s the rub. How exactly do you ask Alexa?

New York Woman Files Suit for Due Process when Denied Second Amendment Rights

The New York Safe Act has numerous significant flaws. It is actively being challenged in several court cases. The act was passed as an “emergency” measure without regular debate or committee hearings, in one night, under pressure from Governor Cuomo.

Ninth Circuit Overturns ruling on Second Amendment Waiting Period

On 14 December, 2016, a three judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the District Court ruling in Silvester v. Harris. The Ninth Circuit held that a 10 day waiting period was a “reasonable safety precaution”.

In Massachusetts Residents Must Submit An Essay AND $1100 Before Carrying A Gun

New laws are taking effect this week in Lowell that will require applicants for unrestricted handgun licenses to state in writing why they should receive such a license. Basically, write an essay pleading with “THE MAN” as to why they should deem to let you simple peons to exercise your right to keep and bear arms.

California Set to Revoke Due Process of Gun Owners on Jan. 1st

Exploiting the tragedy of a mass shooting, come the new year the 5th Amendment of the Constitution, specifically the part about due process, will be suspended for gun owners.

A Smart Reply On the “Cost” of the 2nd Amendment

A conviction gets thrown out because a cop conducted a bad search? That’s unfortunate, but that doesn’t mean I have to be subject to warrant less searches. So too, is it true with the 2nd Amendment.

Freedom From Federal Spying Takes Huge Step Forward

In a good day for Liberty in America, the illegal, invasive and unconstitutional spying program run by the NSA against US Citizens has been scrapped in part by the Senate failing to pass an extension. This, in large part, is thanks to Senator Rand Paul who filibustered against the extension of the program and brought the machinations of Congress into the light.  The People, who were the targets of this 4th Amendment violation via the bulk data collection without warrant, began to make phone calls and send letters urging their representatives to follow Sen. Paul’s lead and not extend the unconstitutional program. Of course, those who prefer to shred the Constitution in order to invade the privacy and keep tabs  on every American in the country were not as pleased. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for one bristled under the notion that Americans have a right to be free from...

GoFundMe: Unless you support God, Guns or Cops

With the internet reaching new and innovative ways to impact peoples lives a relatively recent phenomenon has begun called crowd sourcing.  Basically the idea that if you have an idea, a dream, a need, a cause or a desire that you would like to have funded you go through a site and have an online money drive. The idea is that the charity of the masses will help you by donating to you cause if they find it worthy. Well, one site, GoFundMe.com has decided that only liberal causes are worth supporting and instead of letting the people who actually give money decide, the big wigs at GoFundMe have decided that they will undermine those who might find like minded people to help them. Apparently, instead of letting the market decide what is worthy these potentates can’t run the risk of some non liberal notions gain any traction. Here...

After 3 Years Gun Owning Senior Wins Lawsuit Against Crooked Cops Who Stole His Firearms

It took three long years, but 75 year old Arthur Lovi finally had his day in court and the police department of Arlington Heights, Illinois were on the losing end of an $80,000 ruling. The story began back in 2012 when Lovi was diagnosed with high blood pressure linked to stress.  His doctor suggested he talk to a therapist to try a lower his blood pressure. Lovi, who was a helicopter pilot for the Air Force during the ’60s  talked to the therapist about his recent losses that he was dealing with. From the Daily Herald: Lovi told her about the loss that had been all around him the past few years: his mother, a 3-year-old granddaughter who drowned, a son-in-law lost to a drug overdose, and worst of all, his wife of 33 years. Cindy had died nine years ago, but to Lovi it was still raw. She...

NJ To Send 72 yo Retired Professor to Jail for Owning FLINTLOCK Pistol

Apparently even the gun controllers who claim that the 2nd Amendment only protects guns from the 1700’s are full of crap. In the gun control haven that is New Jersey, 72 year old retired English teacher and historical curio collector Gordon Van Gilder is facing a minimum of 3.5 years and up to 10 years in prison for owning a weapon that hasn’t been in vogue since George Washington crossed the Delaware River. On top of that, if convicted Van Gilder will lose his pension. So glad to see that New Jersey is ensuring that antiques remain out of the hands of collectors and that those collectors are both jailed and made destitute.  Once again gun control attacks exactly who it is intended to…the innocent and law abiding. The case springs from once again admitting ANYTHING to the New Jersey gestapo…I mean police force.  In November of last year Van Gilder...