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Thursday
Aug142014

Progressives Seek to Disarm Law Abiding Citizens NOT Criminals

Progressives fear law abiding gun owners not criminals. Liberals hate the Constitution and continue to do everything they can to subvert Second Amendment civil rights.  We have ourselves to blame for electing liberal fascists.  Wake up America.

From David Goetsch at patriotupdate.com

America has never had a more anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment president than Barack Obama. Whatever this president’s legacy turns out to be—besides the obvious legacy of failure—part of it will have to be his war on the Second Amendment. Obama’s anti-gun rhetoric has been so strident and so frequent that law-abiding gun owners have begun to fear that they might be locked up for simply possessing firearms. This is certainly a rational fear since all of the new gun laws proposed by President Obama and his anti-Second Amendment cronies, when taken together, would affect only law-abiding citizens. One thing is certain. During the Obama administration, gun-toting criminals need not worry.

Gun-related prosecutions have steadily declined during Obama’s tenure in office. The inescapable conclusion is that when it comes to gun control, the president is clearly a hypocrite. He is joined in his perfidy by many of his anti-gun minions on the left. One would reasonably think that a president who puts so much energy into pushing for new and more restrictive gun-control laws would instruct his Justice Department to actively prosecute those who violate existing laws. But those who think this do not understand the liberal mind.

Read the rest of this Patriot Update article here.

Wednesday
Aug132014

Bloomberg Craps Out Again - Milwaukee Sheriff Prevails 

From Reason.Com

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr., made waves when he urged the public to consider purchasing firearms and getting training so that they’d be able to defend themselves against criminal attacks. He even taped public service announcementsto that effect. “Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family,” was part of the message in one.

Unshockingly, gun-banners were displeased by the sheriff’s stance. The likes of Michael Bloomberg poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into the Democratic primary race to back his challenger, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews. In the end, they blew their cash as Clarke won the nomination and, effectively, the general election.

Writes Georgia Pabst at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. edged Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews early Wednesday in a Democratic primary race that drew national attention and more than $600,000 in outside spending.

Clarke led by more than 4,700 votes with just the absentee ballots in the city of Milwaukee left to count, and shortly before midnight, Moews refused to concede. Shortly thereafter, Clarke told supporters he felt good about his chances but would not declare victory until all ballots were counted.

“We like where we’re standing right now,” he said.

When the last of the absentee ballots were counted early Wednesday, Clarke had beat Moews by 4,644 votes.

Bloomberg’s own political action committee put more than $150,000 in the race against Clarke, without effect. Another group put $400,000 against him.

Clarke received outside support, too, though in far smaller amounts.

His support for Second Amendment civil rights is obviously appreciated by the voters, who handed Bloomberg another crushing defeat.

Sunday
Aug102014

11th Circuit Court of Appeals Slaps Down Activist Florida Doctors

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has ruled that doctors do not have the right to ask patients if they own a firearm when unnecessary to a patient’s care. This ruling is a significant defeat for the gun control lobby and its allies. The Florida chapters of the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians, along with a number of other groups and individuals backed by the anti-gun community, filed this lawsuit against the State of Florida after Governor Rick Scott signed a bill backed by the National Rifle Association in 2011.

In the ruling, the three judge panel ruled: “In keeping with these traditional codes of conduct—which almost universally mandate respect for patient privacy—the Act simply acknowledges that the practice of good medicine does not require interrogation about irrelevant, private matters. As such, we find that the Act is a legitimate regulation of professional conduct. The Act simply codifies that good medical care does not require inquiry or record-keeping regarding firearms when unnecessary to a patient’s care.”

NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action’s Executive Director Chris Cox welcomed the ruling remarking, “Every gun owner in Florida and across the country is grateful for this common sense ruling. It is not a physician’s business whether his or her patient chooses to exercise their fundamental, individual right to own a firearm.”

Saturday
Aug092014

National Reciprocity Needed to Mitigate New Jersey Liberal Fascism

New Jersey and Maryland are two states you should NEVER go with a firearm.  Think of them as Canadian Provinces, not U.S. states.  Civil Rights supporters need to shun ALL things New Jersey and Maryland, including Chris Christie. 

National Reciprocity is the best weapon for fighting liberal fascism.  Active and retired law enforcement officers got it under the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA). Statistically, state licensed concealed carry holders are less likely to commit gun crimes than law enforcement officers.  

On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge Michael Donio declined to dismiss a case for unlawful possession of a firearm against Philadelphia resident Shaneen Allen.  Allen was arrested during a traffic stop last October after she volunteered to the officer that she had a firearm in her car.  She mistakenly believed her Pennsylvania license to carry firearms was valid in New Jersey.  This was hardly an unreasonable assumption, considering that Pennsylvania concealed carry licensees can lawfully carry in over 30 other states.  

Nevertheless, Judge Donio sided with prosecutors in deciding that Allen was not covered by a 180-day gun amnesty period for the surrender of firearms in New Jersey that happened to be occurring at the time of her arrest.  The judge also refused to overrule the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s decision to deny Allen a pre-trial intervention program that could have helped her avoid a criminal conviction.

New Jersey offers first-time offenders the opportunity to avoid criminal adjudications through the Pretrial Intervention Program (PTI).  The stated purpose of PTI is to “render early rehabilitative services, when such services can reasonably be expected to deter future criminal behavior.”  Allen is a 27-year-old mother of two with no criminal record who was employed as a healthcare worker at the time of her arrest.  She obtained her concealed carry permit after she herself was twice the victim of robbery.  The Atlantic County prosecutor has not alleged Allen possessed the firearm for criminal purposes or with evil intent.  Indeed, the Atlantic County PTI Director agreed to accept Allen into the PTI program.

Nevertheless, the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office refused to grant Allen’s request for PTI.  Instead, they are prosecuting her for a felony which is punishable by a minimum of three years in prison, with no chance for parole.  The maximum potential sentence is 10 years imprisonment.  According to Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Hay, Allen’s prosecution could serve as a “deterrent,” and the alleged offense was “too serious to warrant divergence” into PTI.

Allen is now planning on going to trial, which is scheduled for October 6th.  Her attorney, Evan Nappen, has indicatedthat Allen plans to make a defense based on ignorance or mistake of law.  Failing that, Allen would have to rely on jurors to recognize the injustice of her prosecution, or if found guilty, on Governor Chris Christie (R) to pardon her or commute her sentence.  Christie had previously intervened in the case of Brian Aitken, who was also prosecuted on a technical violation of a gun control statute and sentenced to seven years in prison. 

Following the commutation of Aitken’s sentence, Chris W. Cox, Executive Director of NRA-ILA, emphasized the need for the New Jersey Legislature to revisit the state’s Draconian firearm regulations:  “There is a serious need to reform New Jersey’s gun laws so that the full weight of the state’s law enforcement and legal system falls squarely on the shoulders of criminals, not on people like Brian Aitken.”  Reacting to these repeated injustices, Assemblyman Ron Dancer (R-12) has introduced a bill that would give courts more options in adjudicating these types of gun cases.  

NRA-backed legislation is also pending in Congress that would protect travelers who found themselves in the same circumstances as Shaneen Allen.  The Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013 (H.R. 2959) would require states that issue permits to their own residents (as does New Jersey, at least in limited cases) to provide full faith and credit to concealed carry permits issued by other states (please see related story).  Allen’s case exemplifies why this law is needed and the type of person it is designed to protect.  The Second Amendment right to bear arms means little in today’s increasingly mobile society when a person who has fully complied with the laws of her home state for carrying firearms becomes a felon simply for crossing a state boundary. 

Legal theorists often described laws as fitting into one of two categories: malum in se or malum prohibitum.  The distinction between the two was explained by the North Carolina Supreme Court in the 1905 case of State v. Horton:  “An offense malum in se is properly defined as one which is naturally evil as adjudged by the sense of a civilized community, whereas an act malum prohibitum is wrong only because made so by statute.”  Laws that treat all carrying of firearms as presumptively criminal, without proof of bad intent, are malum prohibitum.  The fact that the conduct which led to Allen’s arrest would have been legal in over two-thirds of U.S. states makes New Jersey an outlier amongst the “civilized community” of the rest of the nation.

Allen’s case illustrates an essential truth of gun control.  No matter how its proponents attempt to justify it under the guise of “violence prevention,” “public safety,” or even “public health,” its primary purpose is to promote a social and political agenda.  The same ruthless despotism that results in school officials berating a harmless child for a “zero tolerance” infraction until the boy wets his pants is reflected here in the attitude of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.  Shaneen Allen caused no harm.  By all accounts, she acted in good faith, unaware she was violating an unusual and totally arbitrary prohibition.  Yet all that is irrelevant to the State of New Jersey, which is willing to ruin not just her life, but the life of her two young children, to demonstrate just how unwelcome firearms are in the state.

Decency and justice have so far failed Shaneen Allen.  Let’s hope the jury system – or executive clemency, if necessary – succeed where common sense and prosecutorial discretion have failed. 

Those wishing to contribute to Shaneen Allen’s legal defense fund may do so here: http://gogetfunding.com/project/shaneen-allen-legal-defense-fund.

Wednesday
Aug062014

Missourians Approve Measure Strengthening Right to Keep and Bear Arms

By an overwhelming margin of 61 to 39 percent, Missouri voters have adopted an amendment backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to their state constitution strengthening the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Senate Joint Resolution 36 declares that right to be “unalienable” and require any gun-control restrictions to be subject to the highest legal scrutiny. 

 A Missouri-based anti-gun group funded by Mike Bloomberg failed to kill the ballot measure before it ever reached voters and also failed to defeat the measure.

 “The people of Missouri have sent a clear, strong message that they will not allow anti-gun activists to trample on their Right to Keep and Bear Arms,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

 “This amendment is the gold standard for the protection of the individual right to Keep and Bear Arms. In the face of unprecedented threats from billionaire Michael Bloomberg and his network of anti-gun groups across the country,  Americans are fighting back to protect their rights. I applaud the people of Missouri and call on all Americans to support similar efforts in their states.  On behalf of the NRA’s five million members, I thank the ballot’s sponsors, Senator Kurt Schaefer, Majority Leader Ron Richard, Speaker-elect John Diehl and members of the Missouri General Assembly who supported this measure. Across the country, gun rights supporters are taking note of their leadership on this critical issue,” added Cox.