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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.

Tuesday
Aug052014

Master Your Tools - Save a Life

A violent offender is in critical condition after an off-duty police officer in Brazil shot him during a robbery.

A bad guy put a gun to the head of one of the victims, using him as a human shield.  LiveLeak reports that the off-duty police officer threw up his hands in “surrender,” but surreptitiously bladed his stance and prepared to draw his firearm in the process.

When the bad guy momentarily looked away, the police officer drew his gun and fired two shots, missing the victim and striking the violet felon. Both rounds found their target and the hostage was freed.

The bad guy was transported to an area hospital where he was listed in critical condition. 

Monday
Aug042014

Hamas is a Terrorist Organization - There Are NO Palestinians 

I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, which includes the Bill of Rights. It’s a fact that most of main stream entertainment and news media in the U.S. has morphed into a liberal fascist Progressive propaganda machine. Under the Constitution, the media has a right to support terrorist organizations like Hamas and terrorist sympathizers like Barack Hussein Obama.

But you also have a right to the truth, which is almost impossible to find when the media is controlled by the liberals.

Hamas has a history of using women and children as suicide bombers promising them rewards in the afterlife. Now Hamas is using women and children as shields for their illegal weapons, rockets and tunnels.  In spite of this, both Obama and the majority of the main stream media support Hamas at the expense of Israel.

Wake up America, it’s up to you to protect, preserve and defend the Constitution.  Radial Islam is the greates threat to World Peace and Freedom on earth. Progressives are the biggest threat to the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights in America.  

Read the following 2003 history lesson, passed on from Larry Miller, who like John Voight is one of the few good guys in Hollywood.  It’s even more applicable now that we have an Islamic POTUS.  You will not read nor hear this in the main stream media nor will it be taught to your children in school.  

Pass it on when you hear a family member, friend or co-worker diss Israel.  Let them know that not only do they have their facts wrong, by not supporting Israel, they are supporting Hamas and radical Islam.

A brief overview of the situation is always valuable, so as a service to all Americans who still don’t get it, I now offer you the story of the Middle East in just a few paragraphs, which is all you really need. Don’t thank me. I’m a giver. 

Here we go: 

The Palestinians want their own country. There’s just one thing about that: 

There are no Palestinians. It’s a made up word. Israel was called Palestine for two thousand years. Like “Wiccan,” “Palestinian” sounds ancient but is really a modern invention. 

Before the Israelis won the land in war, Gaza was owned by Egypt, and the West Bank was owned by Jordan, and there were no “Palestinians” then. As soon as the Jews took over and started growing oranges as big as basketballs, what do you know, say hello to the “Palestinians,” weeping for their deep bond with their lost “land” and “nation.” 

So for the sake of honesty, let’s not use the word “Palestinian” any more to describe these delightful folks, who dance for joy at our deaths until someone points out they’re being taped. Instead,  let’s call them what they are: “Other Arabs From The Same General Area Who Are In Deep Denial About Never Being Able To Accomplish Anything In Life And Would Rather Wrap Themselves In The Seductive Melodrama Of Eternal Struggle And Death.” I know  that’s a bit unwieldy to expect to see on CNN. How about this, then: “Adjacent Jew-Haters.” 

Okay, so the Adjacent Jew-Haters want their own country. Oops, just one more thing. No, they don’t. They could’ve had their own country any time in the last thirty years, especially two years ago at Camp David. But if you have your own country, you have to have traffic lights and garbage trucks and Chambers of Commerce, and, worse, you actually have to figure out some way to make a living. That’s no fun. 

No, they want what all the other Jew-Haters in the region want: Israel. They also want a big pile of dead Jews, of course-that’s where the real fun is-but mostly they want Israel. Why? For one thing, trying to destroy Israel-or “The Zionist Entity” as their textbooks call it-for the last fifty years has allowed the rulers of Arab countries to divert the attention of  their own people away from the fact that they’re the blue-ribbon most  illiterate, poorest, and tribally backward on God’s Earth, and if you’ve ever been around God’s Earth, you know that’s really saying something. It makes me roll my eyes every time one of our pundits waxes poetic about the great history and culture of the Muslim Mideast. 

Unless I’m missing something, the Arabs haven’t given anything to the world since Algebra, and, by the way, thanks a hell of a lot for that one. 

Chew this around and spit it out: Five hundred  million Arabs; five million  Jews. Think of all the Arab countries as a football field, and Israel as a pack of matches sitting in the middle of it. And now  these same folks swear  that if Israel gives them half of that pack of  matches, everyone will be pals. Really?

Wow, what neat news. Hey, but what about the string of wars to obliterate the tiny country and the constant din of rabid blood oaths to drive every Jew into the sea? Oh, that? We were just kidding. 

My friend Kevin Rooney made a gorgeous point the other day: Just reverse the  numbers. Imagine five hundred million Jews and five  million Arabs. I was  stunned at the simple brilliance of it. Can anyone picture the Jews strapping belts of razor blades and dynamite to themselves? Of course not.  Or marshaling every fiber and force at their disposal for generations to drive a tiny Arab state into the sea? Nonsense. Or dancing for joy at the murder of innocents? Impossible. Or spreading and believing horrible lies about the Arabs baking their bread with the blood of children? Disgusting. No, as you know, left to themselves in a world of peace, the worst Jews would ever do to people is debate them to death. 

Mr. Bush is walking a tightrope. I understand that  with vital operations coming up against Iraq and others, it’s in our interest, as Americans, to try to stabilize our Arab allies as much as possible, and, after all, that can’t be much harder than stabilizing a roomful of supermodels who’ve just had their drugs taken away. However, in any big-picture strategy, there’s always a danger of losing moral weight. We’ve already lost some. 

After September 11 our president told us and the world he was going to root out all terrorists and the countries that supported them. Beautiful. Then  the Israelis, after months and months of having the equivalent of an  Oklahoma City every week (and then every day) start to do the same thing we did, and we tell them to show restraint. If America were being attacked with an Oklahoma City every day, we would all very shortly be screaming for the administration to just be done with it and kill everything south of the Mediterranean and east of the Jordan. (Hey, wait a  minute, that’s actually not such a bad id…uh, that is, what a horrible thought, yeah, horrible.)