Putting Your Faith in the Supreme Court

The Bible says in Psalm 146, do not put your trust in princes or a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. Well, the Supreme court completely validated that passage this last week on a host of issues. One of those being the Second Amendment.

Clarence Thomas said this past week that the court tolerates requirements/restraints on the Second Amendment that it would never allow for abortion.

The court was asked to hear a case Rogers v. Grewal which centered around a person to have a “justifiable need” for a owning a gun before a handgun permit is issued. The court rejected to hear the case.

Thomas dissented to that decision by stating that the Second Amendment is a fundamental right for, “the people to keep and bear Arms…yet in several jurisdictions throughout the country, law-abiding citizens have been barred from exercising the fundamental right to bear arms because they cannot show that they have a ‘justifiable need’ or ‘good reason’ for doing so.”  He said that this was an onerous burden on a fundamental right.

He added later could you imagine the court allowing a state to enforce a law requiring a woman to provide a justifiable need before seeking an abortion. Thomas then stated. “But today, faced with a petition challenging just such a restriction on citizens’ Second Amendment rights, the Court simply looks the other way.”

I am afraid we are in for some perilous times on many freedom issues and this is just the begging. It is also a reminder to never place your trust in man but God.

You can read the full article here.

Tyrants Never Sleep

Here we go…Congress is considering a bill to require citizens to apply for a federal license before being able to purchase a firearm.

The government would also have the authority to deny a license, even if the applicant has no criminal history or mental health issues.

What this does is essentially create a nationwide “red flag law.” The government can deny or revoke a license if they arbitrarily deem you to be a problem.

The proposed law would also tax firearms at 30% and ammunition at 50%.

Meanwhile, March saw record firearm sales.

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 3.7 million background checks required to buy firearms. That is the highest month on record since the system began in 1998.

Click here to read the bill.

Some Positive Second Amendment News

Here is a link to Gunpowder Magazine. The site has really good information on Second Amendment news. Its editor is Teresa Mull.

She has a segment called “The Bullet Point” in which she rattles off some positive gun news in two minutes.

Here is a link to the site. The video can be found there.

The U.N Gun Ban Treaty

Many of you have heard of the U.N treaty on small arms. This treaty if ever ratified by the Senate would be an end run around the second amendment and our constitution.

President Trump has stated his opposition to this treaty and has asked the Senate to send it back to the White House where he can dispose of it.

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has just introduced legislation (S. 204) to remove the U.N.’s “Small Arms Treaty” from Senate consideration and send it back to the White House where it can finally be killed.

This Treaty if ratified will do the following:

  • Mandate national “screening” for those seeking to own guns, giving bureaucrats the final say on whether or not you’re “competent” enough to own a gun;
  • Restrictive licensing for gun and ammo sales, and perhaps even bans on certain types of firearms. This could include anything from semi-auto rifles to shotguns and handguns!
  • Restrictions on the number of guns and amount of ammo any “properly-licensed” individual may legally own;
  • Bans on magazines holding more than ten rounds; and
  • Bans on owning a firearm for self-defense — unless a citizen can somehow demonstrate need and get federal government approval.

I received an email from Rand Paul requesting to sign a petition make a donation. I will post a few highlights of this email then provide a link to the petition. Whether you make a donation is up to you.

  • As long as the Treaty is pending in the Senate, ratification is all that’s needed for this gun grab to become reality — regardless of who occupies the White House or their position on the Treaty!
  • As President Trump stated, this Treaty would effectively “allow foreign bureaucrats to trample on your Second Amendment freedom.”
  • In fact, after reading through the details of the Treaty, it’s hard to see how our Second Amendment could survive such an assault.
  • Perhaps the worst of the Treaty’s provisions can be found in Article V, which mandates countries establish a “National Control List” — a record-keeping system to track “end users” of “small and light weapons” for a “minimum of ten years.”
  • This is an International Gun Registry, clearly designed to include detailed information on American gun owners. Just imagine foreign dictators and governments having unrestricted access to a list of every American gun owner!

As you can see there is little chance that our Second Amendment and our gun rights would survive.

Remember that registration is just the first step toward outright CONFISCATION.

Here is the link to the Petition.

Sad News from Virginia

Well it didn’t take them long after being sworn in, the tyrannical Democrat’s in Virginia’s House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to ban suppressors, “high capacity” magazines, and “assault weapons.” This is really bad news. The democrat’s amended the bill to grandfather in those people that already own AR-15s, AK-47s, and similar rifles. However, all high capacity magazines over 12 rounds must be surrendered.

The NRA gave a statement regarding HB 961:

HB961 will turn law-abiding Virginians into criminals overnight. Under this bill, anyone who owns a standard capacity magazine must submit to mandatory confiscation or face one year in jail for each magazine they own. No law-abiding Virginian will be able to buy an AR-15 – America’s most popular all-purpose sporting rifle. After receiving money from Michael Bloomberg, House leaders have their hands out for more and clearly have no regard for the will of their constituents.

This situation is going to continue. At some point it will come to a head when compliance is poor and they then try and enforce their tyrannical laws.

Read the article here.

A Federal Agent’s Observation from Virginia

I have written a lot recently about the Second Amendment Sanctuary movement taking place with many counties in Virginia. Virginia isn’t alone, but it has now become the epicenter of this movement. The reason for this is the Democratic party swept the last election in November. They now control the Virginia Governorship, House and Senate.

The Democrat’s have been pushing a series of draconian gun control measures, but were unable to get them through because the Republicans controlled part of the legislature. That is now no longer the case. As a result, counties all around Virginia have declared themselves Sanctuary counties and have refused to enforce any of these draconian measures. 

The Democrats will be sworn in this January, 2020 and have vowed to pass these totalitarian measures. The lines are being drawn there and this could become a powder keg.

What I have below is a statement being given to the Fairfax County Virginia assembly providing observations regarding the 2nd Amendment Sanctuary movement taking place, and its potential to start a civil war.

This man identifies himself as someone who is a plain-clothed federal agent, so no one knows that he represents law enforcement in his daily travels around Virginia.

In the video below are his observations at ground level as he meets people in his travels around Virginia. It is a very sobering speech and plea to the legislature. Please watch it.

You can watch it here.

The Stories from Virginia Keep Coming

The Stories From Virginia Keep Coming

In the last several posts I mentioned that counties all over Virginia are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. There are now over 25 counties that have made this declaration. In the recent November elections, the Democrats had won both the Virginia house and senate. This opened the door for their rabid antigun agenda.

After the election, counties around the state started declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. Now a Culpeper county sheriff has stated that he will “deputize thousands” to defend gun rights should incoming Democrats use their legislative positions to enact more gun control in Virginia. 

The sheriff of Culpeper county is Scott Jenkins, he also stated:

  • “Every Sheriff and Commonwealth Attorney in Virginia will see the consequences if our General Assembly passes further unnecessary gun restrictions. “Red Flag” laws without due process will create enormous conflict as well.”
  • “America has more guns than citizens and murder has long been illegal. At best, the proposed gun restrictions will disarm or handicap our law-abiding in their defense and possibly cause a criminal to choose another tool for evil.”

He made no bones about it; he is saying that he will call out the militia to defend our God given rights.

The Democrat’s take control in January and they have vowed to implement their radical agenda. We will see how this plays out in the next few months. 

It Happened Again

It Happened Again

As predicted in my last post more counties around the country are declaring themselves gun sanctuaries. In Virginia which has turned into a hard-blue state; recently, and who’s Governor and legislators are all Democratic they have promised some very restrictive gun control laws. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Here are two more articles about Virginia from Breitbart news:

  • More Virginia counties declare themselves Second Amendment Sanctuaries.
  • Virginia Sheriff will not enforce unconstitutional gun laws.

In an article from Reason magazine you will see that Counties in Wisconsin, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, and Texas became part of a growing “Second Amendment sanctuary” movement this month.

This article describes a Virginia House delegate Ken Plum saying: “The notion that you can have a locality void a state law by declaring yourself a sanctuary simply is not going to hold up in court.”

It is amazing how these Democrat’s see things two ways. It is perfectly fine to declare immigration sanctuaries but not gun sanctuaries. As noted in the article though, “Laws, at the end of the day, need somebody to enforce them, and many sheriffs and police officers in counties where Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions have been passed support their communities’ decisions.”

Patrick Henry had predicted this long ago. He was a staunch Antifederalist and didn’t want the constitution ratified. I will discuss his statement about why he believed that the constitution was flawed and how it led to the situation we are into today in my next post.

You can read the Reason article here.

Some Great News

Some Great News    

Before I get to the great news, I want to start out with a few questions that I wish someone would have asked the former presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke.

It would of went like this:

  • The federal government has passed immigration laws correct?
  • There are many cities that have declared themselves as sanctuaries and do not enforce those laws correct?
  • You have voiced your support for those cities correct?
  • Therefore, it is perfectly fine to ignore federal laws when they don’t suit you correct?
  • What will you do then when cities and counties declare themselves sanctuaries from federal gun laws? Invade them or let them be as you do with the immigration sanctuary cities?  

The great news is that this has happened in a Florida county. The county has become the first in the state to pass a resolution declaring itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary” in support of gun rights. The resolution, which passed by a 4-0 vote, says that Lake County’s law-abiding gun owners are safe from having their firearms taken away.

I would have loved to see his response because it is happening now.

You can read about it here.

The Truth About Guns

I came across a very informative Gun Blog site the other day. This blog has a lot of information on many gun topics and facts that refute the left’s lunacy for gun control.

You will be able to get quick information from here on many key topic examples below. This will give you facts and truth when defending the second amendment. 

The sad part is I don’t think it matters how many facts or how much truth you give a leftist, they will never change, because they are zealots that believe they’re right and will refuse to let the facts get in their way.

You might ask why am I pointing out another blog? The reason is simple, we are at war; primarily an information war right now. Make no mistake about it we are fighting for our very liberty. If I find something useful, I am going to pass it along because we are on the same page. 

Here are a few topics that are covered by Thetruthaboutguns.com

Defensive Gun Use vs. Murder Rate

Facts About the AR-15 Rifle

There are many more topics that are covered, take a look and enjoy it.

We Need to be more like Europe and Japan

The leftwing makes this statement all the time, that “we need to be more like other countries.” In fact, they say this when it comes to socialism, government run healthcare, and guns. It really helps underscore how much they hate the freedom our country allows the individual. They want everything dictated and run by a collectivist government.  

When it comes to guns, that must mean that there is no violence in these socialist utopias. So, let’s look and see how the disarmed sheep are getting along.

In Japan, two schoolgirls were killed, and sixteen others were injured when a knife wielding man started to slash at the kids standing in line for a bus.

To get a gun in Japan you need jump through these hurdles:

  • Take an all-day class.
  • Pass a range test with a 95%.
  • Pass Mental health and drug tests.
  • They then will survey your friends, relatives and co-workers to see if you should own a gun.

There are even more steps, as well as the police having wide ranging power to search and seize weapons. All this just to own a shotgun or air gun, all others are banned.

In England, almost all semi-automatic and pump-action rifles and shotguns were banned in the 1980’s. They then imposed a near total ban on handguns in the 90’s.

In 2017, gun crimes increased by 27% and knife crimes and acid attacks are off the charts. Then in 2018, the total number of homicides (which includes murder and manslaughter) surged 12 percent from the previous year, to 701 in England and Wales, for the year ending in March, the Office for National Statistics said. Police-recorded knife crimes have also ballooned 16 percent to 40,147. Gun crime saw a 2 percent uptick with 6,492 offenses over the same time period.

You see, the weapons can be banned but that doesn’t matter. What we have isn’t a weapons problem, it is a human nature problem. If you ban one means, people hell bent on killing will use something else.

All the solutions that the socialists are proposing will only affect the law abiding citizen and turn us into sheep in a world where the wolf population is exploding. I say no thanks to any of their solutions. I will keep my firearms.

To read the article where I gleaned these statistics, go here.