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  • A Look at California Gun Laws, Among the Toughest in the Nation

    11/08/2018 2:42:06 PM PST · by KingofZion · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 8, 2018 | Ian Urbina
    *** Here’s a look at the state of gun regulations in California: Recent Legislation • Raised the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21. • Imposed lifetime bans on gun ownership for those convicted of domestic violence or involuntarily hospitalized for mental illness twice in a year. • Strengthened a law prohibiting multiburst trigger devices, including bump stocks. • Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two other measures. One would have prohibited the purchase of more than one long gun a month. The other would have allowed teachers and employers to petition the courts to have guns confiscated from...
  • 12 pairs of dueling pistols

    09/22/2018 5:46:09 AM PDT · by vannrox · 35 replies
    OOBJECT ^ | Unknown FR Post 9-22-2018 | David Galbraith
    Dueling pistols are strange, beautiful and ironic. Gadgets to shoot each other in the face, crafted with the delicacy and decorative extravagance of expensive jewelry.They appeared in the 18th C, as faster firing versions of older, flintlock guns replaced swords. Their use dwindled in the 19th C, while duels were still fought in the Western US states. Here the less rich would engage in gouging, similarly prearranged combat, with the aim of plucking out the opponent’s eyes. Dueling pistols were designed for the upper classes, for the preservation of honor. They were used illegally by generals and poets (Pushkin was...
  • Mark Warner to reveal amendment to ‘block’ Trump from ‘arbitrarily revoking security clearances’

    08/17/2018 6:05:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 17, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    Virginia Democratic Sen. Mark Warner on Friday said he plans to present an amendment preventing President Trump from “arbitrarily revoking security clearances.” Warner’s announcement came after Trump earlier this week revoked the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan and hinted Friday that he would soon do the same for Department of Justice official Bruce Ohr. “I will be introducing an amendment next week to block the President from punishing and intimidating his critics by arbitrarily revoking security clearances,” Warner tweeted. “Stay tuned.”
  • BREAKING: 9th Circuit reverses Hawaii district court, rules in FAVOR of 2nd Amendment!

    07/24/2018 4:50:33 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 25 replies
    MORE WINNING!!! The normally activist 9th Circuit just issued a ruling that affirms the 2nd Amendment protections of the right of gun owners to carry guns in public, reversing a ruling by a Hawaii district court! Click the link in the tweet below to read the entire ruling: https://twitter.com/lawrencehurley/status/1021784847818403841/photo/1
  • Gun rights supporters rally in Orange County

    07/21/2018 8:34:01 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 34 replies
    wral.com ^ | 7/21/2018 | Alfred Charles
    Hillsborough, N.C. — Under the threat of rain, dozens of people gathered Saturday morning in Orange County to express their support for the Second Amendment and their right to carry guns. Over 200 people had expressed interest in the event, which was publicized by organizers via a Facebook.post. The event was held at the Old Orange County Courthouse and several speakers said they were strong advocates of the Second Amendment, which is enshrined in America's Bill of Rights. "Only the misuse of a gun is wrong," one of the speakers said. "I believe the majority of Americans do not want...
  • Some Questions for Aspiring Supreme Court Justices

    07/02/2018 1:25:43 PM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 20 replies
    07/02/2018 | Brian Griffin
    These questions are those that might be asked by leftist Democrats, RINOs and conservative Republicans. [general] Should the original Constitution or any particular amendment be primarily interpreted using the intent of the persons who wrote the Constitution or a particular amendment? Was Thomas Jefferson an extremist? Was James Madison an extremist? Would interpreting the Constitution as Thomas Jefferson would be extremist? Would interpreting the Constitution as James Madison would be extremist? Many legal scholars hold the opinion that if the words of a legal document are perfectly clear by themselves, they should be allowed to speak for themselves and no...
  • Weaponizing the First Amendment: How Free Speech Became a Conservative Cudgel

    06/30/2018 12:43:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 53 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/30/18 | Adam Liptak
    WASHINGTON — On the final day of the Supreme Court term last week, Justice Elena Kagan sounded an alarm. The court’s five conservative members, citing the First Amendment, had just dealt public unions a devastating blow. The day before, the same majority had used the First Amendment to reject a California law requiring religiously oriented “crisis pregnancy centers” to provide women with information about abortion. Conservatives, said Justice Kagan, who is part of the court’s four-member liberal wing, were “weaponizing the First Amendment.” The two decisions were the latest in a stunning run of victories for a conservative agenda that...
  • The Senate refused to vote on an amendment to protect due process. But why?

    06/15/2018 6:49:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 15, 2018 | Mike Ciandella
    On Monday, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) proposed an amendment to this year’s National Defense Authorization Act. The National Defense Authorization Act has to be renewed every year, and every year Lee proposes the same amendment. This year, it was co-sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (R-Calif.), who may be as far to the left of the political spectrum as Lee is to the right. What was this amendment about? The proposal for Amendment 2366 read simply: To clarify that an authorization to use military force, a declaration of war, or any similar authority does not authorize the detention without charge or...
  • GOP Congressmen Target Citibank’s $700 Billion Contract Over ‘Anti-Second Amendment Policies’

    04/14/2018 1:14:37 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/12/18 | Peter Hasson
    Sixteen Republican congressmen are asking the General Services Administration (GSA) to reevaluate a $700 billion contract with Citibank as a result of the the financial institution’s “anti-Second Amendment policies.”The congressmen, led by Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita, sent a letter to GSA Administrator Emily Murphy on Wednesday, asking her to terminate the contract in response to Citibank’s March announcement restricting its clients participation in gun sales.“In 2017, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded Citibank a contract of more than $700 billion to partially implement the federal charge card program, SmartPay 3,” the congressmen wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The...
  • Dana Loesch: NRA Will Protect Due Process

    02/28/2018 9:01:35 PM PST · by familyop · 30 replies
    Fox News, National Rifle Association ^ | February 28, 2018 | Fox News
    Link to the video only: the response from the NRA to Trump's gun control statements. "The NRA is going to protect due process for innocent Americans." --Dana Loeschhttps://www.nratv.com/home/video/the-story-dana-loesch-nra-will-protect-due-process
  • Trump publicly spars with Republicans over concealed carry, NRA influence at school safety session

    02/28/2018 3:37:04 PM PST · by familyop · 123 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 28, 2018 | Alex Pappas, John Roberts
    ...Trump told House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La.,...that a comprehensive gun bill would not pass if it included a concealed carry reciprocity proposal desired by Republicans....Trump told Scalise...it should pass as a separate. If you’re going to put concealed carry between states into this bill, we’re talking about a whole new ball game.”...the White House proposal will include raising the minimum age for buying long guns to 21 from 18 -- a proposal that Trump acknowledged is opposed by the NRA.
  • 7 Terrible Liberal Gun Control Arguments … And How To Beat Them

    02/21/2018 9:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    I argue for a living. I often deal with hacks, liars, and agenda-driven fanatics. But never in a quarter century of being in court rooms have I faced such a blizzard of constitutional illiteracy, technical ignorance, flabby reasoning, and outright lies as I have dealing with people who think our Second Amendment rights are up for debate.Our rights are not up for debate. But, as a courtesy, because talking is the way a free people should endeavor to solve problems, we should debate them anyway. Rational discussion beats the alternative – many of us are vets who saw the alternative...
  • Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets (Marxist agitation update)

    02/18/2018 5:57:59 AM PST · by MuttTheHoople · 39 replies
    The Mercury Pravda ^ | February 18, 2018 at 4:39 am | Kamerads JASON DEAREN, ALLEN G. BREED and TAMARA LUSH
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of angry students, parents, teachers and neighbors of a Florida high school where 17 people were killed demanded Saturday that immediate action be taken on gun-control legislation, insisting they would not relent until their demands were met.
  • The Constitutional Amendment That Would Rein in Spending

    02/08/2018 5:37:54 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 7, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That’s a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017—our gross domestic product—totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is one way that Congress...
  • Let's Limit Spending: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is not the key to our Big Government problems.

    02/06/2018 8:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/06/2018 | Walter Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 — our gross domestic product — totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is...
  • Q drop #635, #636: (1/27/2018)

    02/04/2018 12:52:52 AM PST · by ransomnote · 13 replies
    https://qcodefag.github.io ^ | 1/27/2018 | Q Anon
    #635 Jan 27 2018 15:35:37 Q Unknown.jpg "Stronger Together" ______________________ #636 Jan 27 2018 15:36:45 Q learn-some-history-13th-am….png Do you trust your black leaders? How much are they worth? Reconcile.
  • Dem proposes constitutional amendment to limit Trump's pardon power

    10/30/2017 11:11:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2017 | Cristina Marcos
    <p>A House Democrat plans to propose an amendment to the Constitution that would limit presidential pardoning authority in the wake of three Trump campaign aides facing indictments in the special counsel investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.</p> <p>Under Rep. Steve Cohen ’s (Tenn.) proposed constitutional amendment, presidents would be prohibited from pardoning themselves, their families, members of their administrations or people who worked on their presidential campaigns.</p>
  • WaPo Article Calls For Amendment To ‘Ban The Incitement Of Bigotry’

    10/28/2017 5:00:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/17 | Justin Caruso
    The Washington Post published an article Thursday that called for a constitutional amendment to ban inequality and racist speech. As part of the publication’s series published Thursday called, “Fix this democracy—now, 38 ideas for repairing our badly broken civic life,” the Post featured author Ibram X. Kendi’s proposal for “A Constitutional Amendment On Equality.” Kendi writes that the United States needs, “an Anti-Bigotry Amendment that would constitutionalize a critical principle: Group inequity is evidence of discrimination.” “The amendment would make group inequity illegal and ban the incitement of bigotry, as the incitement of anti-Semitism is banned in Germany. Claims that...
  • Middlebury College policy shuts down free speech

    09/18/2017 6:21:03 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 16 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 9-18-17 | Kim Parkhurst
    In light of the ongoing violence on college campuses across the country, Middlebury College is instituting a “heckler’s veto” or temporary policy to shut down speakers whom they believe might be targets of threats or violence. A heckler’s veto is a term used when a government or institution of power shuts down someone’s First Amendment right of free speech to prevent or subvert potential violence that might be unleashed by a heckler in response to what they perceive as disagreeable speech. In layman’s terms, Middlebury is temporarily instituting an infringement on First Amendment rights. Stopping short of a flat-out ban...
  • My proposed IMMIGRATION AMNESTY ACT of 2017

    09/16/2017 11:36:40 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 34 replies
    Brian Griffin | 09/16/2017 | Brian Griffin
    [This basically would provide the right to work and stay in the USA for millions for a too expensive to refuse eventual exchange for a Constitution amendment that repeals the Amendment XIV Section I anchor baby clause, imposes federal income taxation tax caps, voter photo ID & US citizen requirements and provides for Presidential line item veto power.] An immigrant must fall into at least one of the following categories to be eligible: a. brought to the USA before the age of 6 who is: I. over age 16 or II. has a first degree or second degree relative who...