Skip to comments.The Right to Proclaim that Guns Save Lives
Posted on 05/18/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT by Kaslin
Ive explained on several occasions (here, here, and here) that we can be optimistic about the fight to preserve our rights to keep and bear arms.
Simply stated, politicians are increasingly scared to go after gun owners and we keep seeing more and more evidence that Second Amendment freedoms make society safer.
And courts are beginning to do a better job of upholding the Constitution. A recent example comes from Arizona, where the government was trying to simultaneously undermine both the First Amendment and Second Amendment.
The latest example comes from Arizona, where a pro-gun group won a legal fight to post notices about firearms training. A controversial gun-safety ad campaign is about to return to Phoenix, after the city lost its attempt to censor the project sponsored by a gun-safety training group, TrainMeAZ, LLC. The Goldwater Institutes Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation, which represented TrainMeAZ, LLC, was granted summary judgment for its client Thursday by the Arizona Court of Appeals, preventing Phoenix from blocking the ads. Officials at the time told Alan Korwin, owner of TrainMeAZ, that the message was too controversial and had garnered a complaint, and so had to be removed or changed. Gun-rights advocates nationwide are fond of saying the Second Amendment protects the First Amendment, which is totally true, Korwin said. In this case, however, its the other way around free speech and the First Amendment have protected our right to keep and bear arms, and in particular, our right to train our selves and our precious families in real gun safety.
This is welcome news, particularly since the court ruled unanimously against the governments attempt to censor.
P.S. Back in 2012, I shared an IQ test for criminals and liberals. The test had only one question, which was whether criminals would be more likely to rob the house of a gun owner or a anti-gun activist.
Heres a humorous sign sent to me by the Princess of the Levant. I suspect its photo-shopped, but its nonetheless funny because there probably are people this stupid.
And if you like this kind of humor, here are more examples.
P.P.S. While there have been some positive developments in the fight for firearms freedom, the news isnt all positive. We continue to get jaw-dropping examples of anti-gun political correctness from government schools.
P.P.P.S. On a totally separate topic, Ive already created a Moocher Hall of Fame, but I think I need to also set up a Bureaucrat Hall of Fame.
I already have a list of potential members, but theres an overpaid drone at the Environmental Protection Agency who surely deserves to be one of the charter members.
Just how much porn does a person have to watch on their computer at work to get fired from the Environmental Protection Agency? Apparently two to six hours a day will let you hold onto your job .the employee confessed to spending, on average, between two and six hours per day viewing pornography while at work. Apparently, the employee, whose identity has not been revealed, earns about $120,000 a year and has still not been fired.
Though perhaps we should be applauding this bureaucrat. After all, if you look at some of the things EPA bureaucrats do when theyre working (see here, here, here, and here), the country may be safer if they spend more time watching porn.
Back during the anti-gun hysteria of 1968, there were two signs that some people were placing in their windows.
THIS HOUSE IS NOT ARMED!
Nice to win a political battle anywhere, but I’ll get enthusiastic about America’s opinion of gun rights when New York, Connecticut, Washington D.C, Delaware, Massachusetts, and California come around.
Better than proclaiming "Guns save dog bites."