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Friday, April 25, 2014

Will They Call It ObamaGun?

John Calhoun, Defender Of States' Rights

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting
Associated Press
By CHARLES D. WILSON 12 hours ago

With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the gun owners travel across the country.

The nation's largest gun-rights group, which officially opens its meeting of about 70,000 people Friday in Indianapolis, wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ. Advocates say the effort would eliminate a patchwork of state-specific regulations that lead to carriers unwittingly violating the law when traveling.

"Right now it takes some legal research to find out where you are or are not legal depending on where you are," said Guy Relford, an attorney who has sued communities for violating an Indiana law that bars local gun regulation. "I don't think that's right."

Opponents fear the measure would allow more lenient gun regulations to trump stricter ones when permit holders travel across state lines.
"It's a race to the bottom," said Brian Malte, senior national policy director for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. "It's taking the lowest standards."

The push for reciprocity comes as the gun rights lobby is arguably stronger than ever before, with more than 5 million dues-paying members.

The NRA has successfully defeated numerous gun-control efforts in recent years, even after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. With midterm elections looming, the organization's legislative wish list likely will be somewhat more modest than usual this year.
The "reciprocity" effort on state concealed carry laws has strong support from Senate Republicans but narrowly missed being amended into last year's proposed expansion of gun sale background checks. Still, it faces long odds in Washington because Democrats control the Senate and White House...
Incredibly, I see the NRA seeking to intrude into areas where the individual States have jurisdiction. This is a States' Rights issue, and we see the NRA wishing to create a Federal regulation that overrides the laws of individual States.
The NRA assumes that each State does not know what is best for its own "well regulated militia".

The NRA realizes that it can burden more people with its views if it enlists the Federal government to oppress us.


Georgia Governor Signs 'Unprecedented' Gun Rights Bill
The Huffington Post | by Paige Lavender

Posted: 04/23/2014 1:14 pm EDT Updated: 04/23/2014 8:59 pm EDT
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed a sweeping gun rights bill on Wednesday.

House Bill 60, also known as the Safe Carry Protection Act, will allow licensed gun owners to carry their firearms into public places, including bars, nightclubs, schools, churches and government buildings.

“People who follow the rules can protect themselves and their families from people who don’t follow the rules,” Deal said, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “The Second Amendment should never be an afterthought. It should reside at the forefronts of our minds.”

The National Rifle Association has praised the bill as "the most comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation introduced in recent state history" and called it a “historic victory for the Second Amendment.” Americans for Responsible Solutions, a gun control organization started by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), fought to defeat the bill, calling it "the most extreme gun bill in America."
One hopes that people who carry guns into church "follow the rules" better than most people "follow the rules" when it come to traffic rules - where they often cheat a little on strictness... not coming to a full stop at a Stop sign, or speeding up to get through a yellow traffic light turning red.

This extreme law is a good sign, for it has allowed the anarchists to take over and they will quickly and thoroughly make a mess of things. The ensuing mess will include a number of fatalities, so the people of Georgia should start thinking about holding their political leaders accountable for murder, or at least manslaughter.
Just sit back and watch them.

It is as predictable as discovering that a Nevada rancher and his gun toting allies are racists.


"The laws are already there," said Allen Rumble, a Carmel, Ind., financial consultant with lifetime NRA membership. "Criminals don't follow rules."
The trouble is that most law-abiding citizens do not follow rules, either.  When it comes to guns, there will be a lot of bending of the rules. I mean, its been years that everyone has known how dangerous it is to mix guns in the house with ease of access and kids under 10 years old, yet kids shoot kids every week.

If you rely upon the following of enlightened and sublime ethical standards of behavior to regulate the use of weapons, you are an arrant fool.

Weaponized Society has as it most basic premise Compulsion - a Compulsion which seeks to compel that which we find burdensome. But we find any countrywide intrusive laws burdensome, and we seek ways to evade and avoid.
Hence, more compulsion. And the more compulsion, the more evasion. And so on.
The whole vicious circle is so bizarre that I understand why the people in Georgia seek salvation in weaponry everywhere.

The Weapon is a potent Totem, and a strong medicine.... medicine in the sense Delbert Grady uses the word in The Shining.


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