Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The plague of our Nation, evil or perhaps simply insane, legislators.

United Nations Building, NYC

I don't even know where to begin today. From legislation wanting cops to go door to door in WA, to Magpul about to be kicked out of CO to legislators wanting women facing a rapist to use a whistle... hold on, this is going to be a very bumpy blog ride.

First to Washington State. A new bill introduced would, among other guns grabbing schemes, have County Sheriffs go DOOR TO DOOR inspecting the homes of 'assault weapon' owners who would be grandfathered under a new ban.
http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2020373291_westneat17xml.html

Before I say "I told you going door to door is what the ultimate gun grabbers plan is", let me use this quote from a life long democrat instead:
“I’m a liberal Democrat — I’ve voted for only one Republican in my life... But now I understand why my right-wing opponents worry about having to fight a government takeover.” -Lance Palmer.
There are several cosponsors of the bill who are now back peddling because word is out about the door to door search portion of the bill. Some are claiming they didn't read the entire bill. While I don't doubt many politicians actually read the bills they cosponsor, let alone vote for, I have a feeling they are just trying to make excuses to save face as public backlash will likely reach a frenzy when this blog post goes live.

If you live in WA, you'd better contact your reps and the Governor. Right now.

State Legislature:  http://www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx
Representative Locator:  http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/

Seriously, this blog post will still be here in 15 minutes, come back and finish it after you make your calls and fire off those emails.

Before I get to Colorado, keep in mind all the other Rights being violated in addition to the Second Amendment. While I primarily focus on RKBA and it's enumeration in the 2A, I must point out the insanity being employed by legislators from top to bottom both State and Federal. It's just as asinine to think that an interstate commerce clause could be used to justify background checks (at a federal level) as it is to think that exercising your God (or Gaja or natural born) given Right to self defense, which just so happens to be enumerated in the Second Amendment, would somehow negate your Right to be secure in your persons, papers and possessions. Which just so happen to be enumerate in the Fourth Amendment.

This isn't a blog about your Rights, where they came from or the fact that they existed prior to 1787 when the Constitution was signed in to existence as the supreme law of the land so I won't get into facts like the Supremacy clause only deals with the Constitution and BOR, not every single law passed by Congress. So lets move on.

Oh Colorado... you poor bastards. Four anti-gun bills passed in the House and get your rape whistle ready ladies, things are going from bad to worse.

The first bill is about universal background checks. For those of you who aren't familiar with what that means. Read it as: Universal Gun Registration.

Right now, in virtually every state it is legal for a person to sell their private firearm to another person without going through a federal firearms dealer and using a form 4473 and the associated background check. Keep in mind this isn't a carte blanche check to sell to anyone. Laws vary in requirements but generally you aren't allowed to give or sell a firearm to a person you know is a prohibited person, a minor (by state law, remember the 18/21 rule is for FFL's only) and so forth. Don't let the gun grabbers fool you on that.

Universal registration or background checks as the gun grabbers would call it, is the first step in confiscation. Everyone who has ever read a history book or listened to the stories of the survivors of genocide, democide or the holocaust knows this is true. In just the 20th century alone, over 100 million citizens were killed by their own governments.

The gun grabbers know the term 'registration' is toxic on the national level and in most states is also just as toxic. So they are now using the term Universal Background checks instead.

For those not familiar with the laws pertaining to those once yellow, now white, background check forms (4473), the FFL must hold on to them for 20 years before they can destroy them. Should they close shop for any reason, they must send all the 4473's from the past 20 years in to the federal government. FFL's are non transferable, so every time your local gun shop has changed hands... yep, all their 4473's less than 20 years old were turned over.

Right now, the only thing stopping the federal government from knowing exactly who has what, with the stroke of a pen, is that locating all those private transfers would be a very daunting task.
For all those "I lost my guns in a tragic boating accident" and "I sold them at the gun show last month" guys... are you paying attention? Your dream of having a cache of (rusted and useless) guns buried in the back forty is over.

Next is a bill about the fees and recovery of background check costs in CO. Visit the link if you'd like to know more, but ask yourself, why wouldn't they just use the 'free' federal one? See universal registration from bill one if you'd like the answer.

Third... Magpul (kudos to them for standing tall) is probably moving soon because the CO Senate will be voting on this shortly. A ban on "high capacity". 8 rounds for a shotgun and 15 for everything else. Why? Because your life isn't as valuable in CO as a politicians or a police officers. Silly proles.
Fourth and certainly not last is a ban on college campus carry. This is where Rep Joe Salazar suggests call boxes, safe zones and whistles. Apparently women aren't intelligent enough to realize when they are being raped-
“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around [sic] at somebody.” Rep Joe Salazar, CO.
Other law makers from CO in support of this bill had similar statements showing complete lack of regard for the safety and well being of college students and in particular young women. I'm livid over this. I'm beside myself. These people are insane... or perhaps just evil.

How evil must a person be that they want women to be defenseless against a rapist? Evil, evil to their very core. Yes I said it, they are evil. I submit to you that a person who wants rapists to be safe from injury while committing their crimes is evil. It's time to call them what they are. Evil.
As a father of three daughters, I can't imagine sending them off to college, or anywhere else, with a whistle for "defense". It's absurd.
 
For those of you in Colorado, please contact your reps and the Governor right now. Don't wait.
House 1-800-811-7647
Senate 1-888-473-8136
Governor (303) 866-2471

For those of you in the rest of the country, keep the pressure up. Both at the State and Federal levels. Forget about yourselves. Your children and grandchildren are counting on YOU. Because when it comes down to it, you and I will be the only ones to blame should we allow their Rights to be taken from them.
“The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
We'll be working hard to keep all of you up to date as we move forward.

Prometheus
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You can read more about the CO bills here: http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22613895/colorado-house-debate-gun-bills-again-but-limited#ixzz2LJQhiwlN

16 comments:

  1. Missouri's bill is just as bad. While, it doesn't authorize law enforcement to conduct warrantless searches and seizures, it violates 4A in a different way: the taking of private property without just compensation. Or even 5A: the deprivation of property without due process of law.

    It essentially mandates the surrender (read: confiscation) of all semi-automatic weapons regardless of type.

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    1. I should have also stated that this bill in MO has absolutely zero chance of passing. The MO legislature has a veto-proof Republican supermajority who have already stated that they won't allow the bill to pass assuming that, by an act of God, it even makes it onto the floor for a vote.

      I've been rallying the troops in MO to contact their legislators regardless of the bill's chances to make known in no uncertain terms that we won't stand for this kind of crap. So anyone from MO reads this, you need to get to emailing and calling. Our disapproval needs to be deafening.

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    2. As a Missourian I'm ashamed that this bill was even introduced...

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    3. I too have written my Missouri reps about this bill. I don't think it has a snowball's chance in the hot place of passing.

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  2. I'm curious how you arrive at registration from universal background checks. Bear in mind that I'm with you on private transfers. Because there currently exists no electronic database (or even a searchable paper one) of 4473s, and NICS does not retain any PII from the check, I don't understand how you can assert that it's equivalent to registration.

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    1. Simple, if the Feds are in possession of the forms they can be keyed or scanned into a data base which can then be searched. How do you know the personal information is not retained? Just because there is a law? The 2nd amendment is "the law." it's being trampled. Immigration law is being ignored, because this administration doesn't like it. It's the "law" that we have a budget, which has not happened in 4 or 5 years now. If the Feds are in possession of the data it can be scanned recorded and manipulated. Which is tantamount to registration.

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    2. Also, they will not be using the free federal background check system which is barred from retaining information but rather a state system which suffers no such restrictions.

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  3. And so what if you blow a whistle, or go to a call box? Do you expect police to help you!? Did everyone forget that police are not required to respond? Don't believe me? See the Warren vs. Disctrict of Columbia case. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

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    1. Clearly the rapist will kindly allow the victim to blow their whistle or escort them to the call box where they wait for the police to arrive, and then surrender on the spot, cursing the victim for being so adequately ready to fend off evil. This would be the same evildoer who is on parole after trying to rob a Denny's at gunpoint, but was deterred by the "gun free zone" sign in the window, and waited around to be held responsible for his attempted crime after a non CCW permit holder called the police.

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  4. Hopefully Rep Joe Salazar will not get reelected....wow.....I'd like to pass out whistles to every one of the colorado reps and then get rid of the capital police....after all isn't the capital building a safe zone with call boxes?

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  5. A Republican in the MO House introduced H.B. 633 which makes it a felony for members of the legislature to propose "gun control" bills.

    I am amused.

    http://www.house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/biltxt/intro/HB0633I.htm

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  7. Here in New Jersey anti-gun politicians are trying to pass laws to make all ammunition sales face to face transfers only, require licensing to sell ammunition, cut magazine capacity from the already restricted 15 rounds to 10, and make in-home inspections part of the already convoluted and cumbersome handgun permit process. These are only some of the 24 bills they want to pass. They get voted on in the Assembly tomorrow, and it looks like things are going to go from bad to worse in the Garden State.

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