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Thursday
Sep272012

California Sheriff Denies Second Amendment Civil Rights 

In response to continuing complaints from Orange County firearms owners and Second Amendment civil rights activists, attorneys for the National Rifle Association and the CRPA Foundation have filed a lawsuit against Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens in U. S. District Court.

Orange County California citizens should be able to exercise their fundamental right to bear arms, but they are precluded from doing so because they do not have what Sheriff Hutchens uniquely considers “good cause” for a license to carry a firearm in public. Before Hutchens became Sheriff, the Orange County Sheriff routinely issued handgun carry licenses for personal protection to law abiding citizens.

During the first few months after her appointment as Sheriff-Coroner, her department sent letters to many concealed weapon permit holders, indicating their intention to revoke those permits. The form letters said “The Department has determined that your identified risk does not meet the good cause threshold as required under the new CCW policy based upon the information you provided. As a result of this determination, the Department’s present intention is to revoke your CCW license.”

Hutchens states that her reason for the revocation was that she believed “the prior administration stretched good cause” when it issued concealed carry permits. Many counties in California, especially rural counties such as nearby San Bernardino County, consider a desire for personal protection to be sufficient good cause.

Banning open-carry in California any form occured last year. The Democrat Legislature and hoplophobes got what they wanted. But this also opened the door for Heller lawsuits in federal court.  I think that it will be a long court battle, but eventually California will have to go “shall-issue” as a result of banning all handgun carry.

The lawsuit seeks to compel her to issue those licenses, and asks the Court to enjoin Sheriff Hutchens from requiring license applicants to prove they have a special need, beyond the general need to defend themselves and their loved ones, for a license to carry before she will issue them one.

Just days after having filed the Complaint, plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking the Court to order Sheriff Hutchens to cease withholding permits. A copy of the Complaint and Motion for Preliminary Injunction is available here

Calgunlaws.com will keep you updated on the progress of this case. Subscribe to Calgunlaws.com e-bulletins to be kept informed of the latest news on this case.

The Constitution shall never be construed … to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. – Samuel Adams

Wednesday
Sep262012

Legally Armed and Fighting Back in the America

Responsible, law abiding citizens should consider legally arming themselves.  Get training and practice regularly.  New firearms ranges are opening up every week all over the United States. Americans have the right and advantage of being armed – unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.

A Miramar, Florida shop owner turned the tables on a pair of men intent on robbing his store.

Just after 10 a.m. one morning this summer, two men, one armed with a gun, walked into Sam’s West Indies Products at 3156 S. University Drive and demanded money from the register. The owner of the shop, Earl Morrison, refused and started to go after one of the men.

“I fought with them, they knocked me out. When I got up I took a couple of shots at them but they ran,” said Morrison.

The two men took off with a handful of cash, some of which they dropped in the parking lot as they made their way to a waiting car. They jumped in and the driver hit the gas. The car was described as a newer model burgundy Cadillac.

“What’s interesting is that the car had a spare tire on the right front passenger side,” said Tania Rues of the Miramar Police Department.

Morrison said when the two men first came into the store, they asked for a certain type of cigar. That’s when one of the men hit him on the head.

“I was armed but I didn’t want them to know I was armed, but I wasn’t about to lay down,” said Morrison.

Ed Barnes said he has known Morrison since they were children growing up in Jamaica. He described Morrison as a hard working industrious man.

“You really have no alternative. There are perpetrators, if you know what you are doing, why not use it,” Barnes commented.

“Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.”-George Washington, First President of the United States

Tuesday
Sep252012

Unarmed UK Police Officers Murdered Responding to Burglary Call

Two unarmed female police officers were fatally wounded last week as they responded to a routine call about a burglary in Manchester, England Police.

Manchester officers PC Fiona Bone, 32, and PC Nicola Hughes, 23, walked into an ambush, and were showered with bullets and a grenade.

The killings have sparked a national debate in England over whether serving police officers should now be armed.

In the United States, the Obama Administration through the Eric Holder Justice Department, has regularly argued in Federal Court that the Second Amendment applies ONLY to the U.S. Military.  Obama believes that neither citizens nor cops have a Constitutional right to keep and bear firearms.  Yet the liberal media gets upset when we say that Obama is “UnAmerican”.  I will go a step further. Obama is a liberal fascist subversive. 

As of today, my right to free political speech is protected by the Constitution. But the liberal fascists want that to end protected free speech and freedom of the press too. See this online petition to shut down FOX News for details.

Once most citizens of a country are brain washed by radical subversives, it’s very difficult to change the culture. Both the education systems and the media, but entertainment and press are controlled by leftist radicals.

Lancashire Police Federation chairman Rachel Baines said: “In Lancashire we do not support the idea of routinely arming police officers.  “I am sure every frontline officer has felt more vulner-able in the last few days, but when we sign up to be a police officer, we regularly put our lives on the line as part of the job.”

Retired Accrington Detective Inspector Jim Oldcorn, 69, agrees police should concentrate on keeping as many guns off the streets as possible.

He said: “As far as I am concerned, if you are waving a gun around, then you are more likely to be shot at.  “What most people forget is that each police force has a dedicated firearms unit they are able to call upon at any time.  “I served 34 years with the police before I retired in 1997 and, as far as I am concerned, if the firearms department were looking for volunteers, I would be at the back of the queue.

“We don’t want to end up with a gun culture like America, or Eastern Europe.”

Dale Cregan, age 29, has been charged with the murders of PCs Nicola Hughes and Fiona Bone and father and son David and Mark Short.  So much for not gun control and the absense of a gun culture in the UK.

Wake up America!

“The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full posession of them.”
Zachariah Johnson -Elliot’s Debates, vol. 3 “The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution.”

Monday
Sep242012

Amend "Anti-Protest Bill" to Ensure First Amendment Protections

Did you ever imagine an America in which the government can deny protest in any public space it deems fit? Can you comprehend an America where wearing a dissenting shirt around an elected official could be construed as a felony? Did you ever think that First-Amendment protections could become privileges subjectively doled out by the state? 

Sadly, that America is pretty much here.

In March, Congress passed HR 347, a bill that limits Americans’ ability to protest in public and on government grounds. Mainstream media didn’t raise peep, but now there’s finally some anger building. The bill, passed almost unanimously, makes it a federal offense punishable by up to ten years in prison to “knowingly” protest in the vicinity of the Secret Service—that is anywhere the Secret Service “is or will be temporarily visiting.”

It also makes many public events impervious to lawful protest. Any “National Security Special Event” (NSSE) requires Secret Service protection. NSSE-designated events have proliferated since 9/11 to include Super Bowls, concerts, campaign events, and now any public event that Very Important People (VIP’s) want protest-free.

Most dangerously, it criminalizes protest. Under the bill, “disorderly or disruptive conduct” or activities that “impede or disrupt the orderly conduct of Government business or official functions” could warrant felony charges. What constitutes such “disruptive conduct” rests in the eye of the beholder—or the eye of Eric Holder. To put it plainly: the government can decide where and when free speech is allowed and severely prosecute any “disruptive” activity, while we’re confined to “free speech zones.”

We can help fix it.  Contact your Senators and Representatives and express your concern. Sign the petition below to protect free speech.

PETITION TO CONGRESS: We treasure our first amendment rights of free speech and public assembly! HR 347 limits valid arenas of peaceful public protest, and broadens the government’s ability to curtail civil liberties. We demand that Congress amend the bill to provide clearer language as to what constitutes “disruptions”; to allow for reasonable, peaceful protest at NSSEs and around Secret Service; and to ensure that no peaceful protest can ever be deemed a felony.

SIGN THIS PETITION

Saturday
Sep222012

Ted Cruz Needs Our Support in Texas U.S. Senate Race

As Texans sit and watch the mainstream media pump up President Obama and try to tear down Mitt Romney every day on national TV, radio, news print and the internet, it becomes ever more clear how important it is to make sure we elect true leaders to the United States Senate like Ted Cruz in Texas.

Gun owners were early supporters of Cruz, whose record on protecting the Second Amendment, including arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court, is perfect. Cruz’s knowledge of the Constitution and his ability to effectively lead the fight to protect it are huge advantages when the Left-Wing members of the U.S. Senate, led by “Dirty Harry” Reid, try to tear it down or destroy it altogether.
 
After tough Primary and runnoff victories, Cruz is considered by many Texans to be a shoo-in for the General Election. But the left in America will go to any length to try and derail his campaign between now and November.

You can help make sure Ted Cruz makes it across the finish line with another victory in the General Election by supporting the Cruz campaign at www.tedcruz.org.

This fight is not over. Help make sure Ted Cruz is the new Senator from Texas. You can help with your donations and also by contacting the Cruz campaign to volunteer for precinct walking, phone banks, etc.
 
Thank you for your support of the Second Amendment and Ted Cruz for Senate.