Monday, January 12, 2009

Courage and guns : "From past experience I know I am going to catch a lot of flak for my opinion of concealed carry laws, because I believe them to be another form of registration. Gun owners who claim they are totally against `registration' of firearms have no problem in registering themselves as gun owners. Most egregious is their paying the state to bestow on them the rights they already possess as free men. If the true purpose of the Second Amendment is to provide the means to resist a tyrannical government, where is the logic in begging and paying that same government to allow us to possess the weapons to protect ourselves from their tyrannical pursuits? Groveling at the feet of tyrants is no reflection of courage."

"The weapons ban has worked well all these years" : "Goodness; where to begin? Surely the top priority of the federal government (the reason `governments are instituted among men') is to protect and defend our liberties, among which one of the foremost is our right to keep and bear arms. (Even the current `rules change' restores this right only in part. Since most national park visitors come from far away, what are the chances most will have the slightest idea how to obtain the required 'state permit?') . But what really puzzles me is what on earth these minions of Washington City mean when they say, `The weapons ban has worked well all these years. It has . kept the level of violence between people to a minimum.' Did going unarmed `work well' for unarmed hikers Mary Cooper, 56, and her daughter, Susanna Stodden, 27, whose bodies were found, shot in the head, alongside the Pinnacle Lake Trail in the Mount Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest, east of Everett, Wash., by a hiker on July 11, 2006?"

More gun control not a viable answer to crime : "They're sneaking up on us again, and gun owners and hunters need to be forwarned of another plot to take away our Second Amendment rights. `Ammunition Accountability,' a newly formed group of ammunition coding supporters, is working to pass legislation to make ammo-coding a reality. Using laser etching, the group wants to place an alpha-numeric serial number on the back of each bullet, round or cartridge manufactured in the U.S. The idea is that it will control criminals by identifying brass or empty shells left at a crime scene and then following up the number on the back to find out who purchased the offending bullet. Gee . it almost makes sense, doesn't it? That's exactly what they want you to think, but don't fall for this newest attack on our heritage."

WY: Lawmakers: Inform accused of potential loss of gun rights : "Some Wyoming lawmakers want to make certain that people accused of misdemeanor domestic violence realize that pleading guilty would cost them their federal gun rights. A bill drafted for the upcoming legislative session would require judges to inform defendants that a misdemeanor domestic violence conviction would cost them their gun rights. The bill would also classify misdemeanor domestic violence as a serious offense requiring defendants to have lawyers. Sen. Cale Case, R-Lander, is the bill's main sponsor. He was also the author of a 2004 state law that sought to establish a procedure for misdemeanor domestic violence convicts to expunge their first conviction and regain their firearms rights."

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