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Fiction Or Possibility?

It started when I was a child. I was too young to be caught up in the why’s.  All I know is one day I wasn’t allowed to play outside with my friends anymore or go to school because people were getting sick. My parents starting fighting a LOT and I couldn’t see my grandparents anymore. I remember we used to go for walks with our dog. One time I saw my best friend across the street walking with her mom. I ran across the street to hug her, and my mom ran after me and stopped me, yelling at me that I couldn’t be close to her. I remember crying and yelling at my mom. My mom told me it was to protect my friend and me.

A few months later, there was a knock at the door.  There were men in military uniforms wearing riot gear and face masks. They told my dad that someone had reported that he had violated “quarantine” and that they were there to talk to us. The men came in and said they were from quarantine enforcement. They told us that someone had reported that my dad had left the house after dark. (It wasn’t true. He had never left the house after dark. Neither had my mom). Dad asked who had reported him.  The men wouldn’t tell him. They handed him a paper he had to sign and told him he would have to pay a fine, and if he did it again, they would be back to take him to jail.

They told my parents that they couldn’t go out of the house for anything except an emergency, doctor’s appointment, or get medicine. They could go out for groceries, but they said the government wanted them to order them to be delivered if they could.   They were reminded that they could NEVER go out after dark without calling for special permission and an escort.

My mom asked about the violence that the news had reported. She wanted to know how they could protect us since all the gun shops in our state were ordered closed while under “emergency declarations.”  One man said that they should just call the police, and they would respond if they could.  The man also said they should report anyone breaking curfew or trading/selling ammunition or firearms to a dedicated phone number.

I remember my parents looking scared after the men had left and trying to guess who had reported my dad. Whoever did it had deliberately lied to cause trouble for my family.  Now we didn’t trust the neighbors.

A few weeks later, there was another knock at the door. This time it was different men. This time, they took my dad away. This time someone had reported he had a gun.

 

Fiction or Possibility?

Forty-two states currently have what is being called “Stay at Home Orders.”  Essential employees are required to carry “papers” proving they are “allowed” to continue to and from their places of business. Neighbors are being PAID to turn neighbors in for “violating” curfews and “social distancing.”  Schools and playgrounds are closed.  Citizens are being fined and threatened with being arrested for violating curfews and leaving their homes for other than “essential trips.” Grocery stores have limited hours, and some have rationing in place to prevent hoarding. Some areas have activated the National Guard to “assist” in expanding medical care and testing. Cities have stopped responding to some crimes while letting CRIMINALS out from prison and jails early, to “protect” THEM.

While COMMON SENSE precautions ARE necessary, the things we see NOW are WAY beyond that. Homeschooling right now makes sense. Kids pass infections amongst themselves like no other group. They then take it home. It makes sense to prevent that from occurring. It also makes sense to eliminate MASS events. Again, the sheer density of attendance of concerts and sporting events makes rapid transmission and spread inevitable.

However, in our opinion, restaurants SHOULD have been allowed to stay open WITH restrictions. I.e. no more than than 5 tables or 10 patrons allowed in at a time OR if space allowed no more than four tables in a section and eight patrons in a section (think how big your local Olive Garden or comparable local eatery is. They could EASILY have accommodated that). Same with shops. No more than five customers in a small shop, 10 for medium and 10 per 100 sqft for large). Masks required—no need to shut down businesses and folks’ livelihood. If people want to take the risk of going out, they have the consequences of being sick and bringing it home. THAT’S ON THEM.

ONLY those with PREEXISTING documented autoimmune, cardiac, or respiratory illnesses or with those fitting that criteria IN THEIR HOME would be ALLOWED to CHOOSE to stay at home and collect supplement unemployment. The rest of the folks work or stay at home and live off their saving.

Harsh? Why aren’t folks saving? It’s not the government’s responsibility to support you unless something unexpected and catastrophic happens to you.

We are ALLOWING our liberties to be removed one at a time. QUARANTINE is supposed to be the isolation of those SICK (think back to TB Sanctuary Hospitals). It is NOT to limit the movement of the HEALTHY. THAT is TYRANNY  and should NEVER be permitted. We are idling sitting in our homes while the First Amendment Right to Assemble has been dismantled. We are no longer “permitted” to assemble,  EVEN IN OUR VEHICLES IN THE PARKING LOT in some states, to attend religious services. Yet standing in line to get into a Lowe’s, Walmart or HomeDepot is. We certainly are not permitted to assemble to protest the quarantine. 

 

We see the 2A under attack. Even WITH the President’s order declaring gun stores and Firearm manufacturing essential, we see states like CA and VA continue to close stores and implement laws against possessing firearms.How many more Liberties and Constitutional Rights are you willing to watch fall before your voice starts rising? Have you emailed and phoned your Representatives? Are you going to stand silent while your Inalienable Right to defend yourself and your community is taken away?  Once our rights are gone, they are gone, getting them back may be daunting. Are you willing to risk that? If not, SPEAK UP. We are not talking about being a Keyboard Warrior on FACEBOOK. Contact your Representatives! Local, State, and National. Go on record with your opposition!

How Does the Pandemic Affect the 2nd Amendment? Perhaps more than we think!

Editors Note: We have deliberately kept discussion of COVID-19 OFF the website, as we want to keep discussion FOCUSED on the 2A. However, we are seeing to more and more evidence that the pandemic is being used as a political tool to suppress your Constitutional Rights. The views in this article are the views of the guest contributor and do not necessarily the reflect 
views of the 2A Movement staff. 

Under Constant Attack by the Left….

Our 2nd Amendment Rights have been threatened more than ever in the past decade as anti-gun groups push for gun control legislation.  Democrats have targeted the 2nd Amendment in order to gain votes and to maintain control and power, while gun confiscation is the hidden agenda of the United Nations.  The 2nd Amendment sets us apart from any other country in the world – without it we would become vulnerable to dictatorship. 

We have seen the hate for President of the United States to ASTOUNDING measures.  In fact, no President in the history of America has ever been so attacked while in office.

Can we blame Obama for everything?  Of course not.  What is happening in our country started long before Obama.

Behind the scenes ……

Many Democratic Governors calling for people to “stay home” shut down many local “non-essential” businesses, including many gun stores.   Gun owners everywhere found themselves unable to buy weapons or ammunition in a time where violence has the potential to skyrocket, especially with people being out of work.  After the situation was brought to the President’s attention he was quick to “declare” gun shops “essential” businesses.

Additionally, Democrats certainly wasted no time submitting  H.R. 5717 before the House floor, which is one of the biggest gun control bills in the history of our nation.  The bill discusses limiting ownership to “only” those with permits, and included background checks and registration of all sales, etc.

Similarly, while negotiating “relief” for those affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, many of the Democrats and their leader, Pelosi, had no problem delaying assistance for the American people in order to assure their interests and agenda was represented in the bill. Why would funding the Kennedy Center of Fine Arts $25 M dollars be more important than American’s who are suffering? Or the Center for Humanities? Why were they willing to withhold help to AMERICAN CITIZENS until they got their pork?

Interestingly enough the Democrats are using the deaths related to the COVID-19 in order to criticize Trump for his actions and handling of the situation concerning COVID-19.  In an interview Pelosi has already stated that, “Trump was too slow in acting,” and “this was something that warranted investigating.” Any smell another Impeachment Hearing coming yet?

Constant Attacks …..and Hatred

Michael Bloomberg, previously a Democratic candidate for the office of President, was quick to join forces with “anti-gun” activists group Mom’s Demand Action in efforts to attack gun ownership in America.   Bloomberg has invested millions of dollars in the campaign for gun control by bankrolling Mom’s Demand Action and establishing Everytown for Gun Safety.

Biden, Warren, Sanders, Bloomberg, and every candidate that was running for the Presidency was promising gun control measures and threatening the 2nd Amendment “rights” in this country under the Constitution, while pushing their socialistic agenda’s such as health care for all, abortion and many others including their support of the United Nations.

It was obvious after the Impeachment Hearing that the Democrats were totally against the President.  Not to mention all the ads where various politicians called for violence against both Trump and his supporters.

Could a “tailspin” in the Economy Cost Trump the Presidency?

Perhaps!

Millions of American’s are now on unemployment as we watch the stock market plummet.  Many lost their jobs and ability to support their families as a result of “social distancing” measures recommended by the CDC and NIH and NIAID, which are all a part of the Health and Human Services in the US, and the WHO.

Having ones’ financial circumstances threatened for weeks and possibly months by the shut down of many area businesses across the country has lead to much controversy over social distancing in America.   While I am not going to talk about the Corona-Virus specifically and focus on the 2nd Amendment, I will say individual beliefs regarding issues like  social distancing and whether or not the death rate warrants such drastic measure that have the potential of destroying our economy and causing a great recession is not only dividing this country further, but also dividing gun owners as a whole.   As a result, Democrats as well as some Republicans have started criticizing the President for what they feel is unnecessary “social distancing” and financial hardships caused by the shut down of many businesses that has lead to the loss of incomes and financial instability and inability to provide for their families.

Currently several states have called in the National Guard to assist with supplies and setting up additional treatment facilities.  Yet many remember the tragedy of Katrina when the calling in of the National Guard to help with rescue efforts resulted in gun confiscation from residents that had refused to comply with leaving their home during the evacuation.  Although there was a court order to return the citizens property, some still report that their property was not returned.  As a result, many gun owners fear the possibility of “Martial Law” being enacted to enforce “Stay Home Orders” by various Democratic governors across the country that are being hit the hardest, such as New York and California.   Gun owners believe that the governors in blue states will use this as an opportunity for gun confiscation and further infringements on the 2nd Amendment.   These beliefs are justified by the previous actions of both the governor of California and Virginia as well as others that have spoken against the 2nd Amendment.

So could the loss of ones’ job and incomes that are vital in providing for ones’ family be a pivotal point that causes some gun owners to turn their backs on the President and vote for the opposing candidate? Possibly!

Should Democrats Gain Control? 

If the Democrats can tank the economy and prevent Trump from getting re-elected, regain control of both the House and the Senate, and have a Democratic President in office – it is a win-win situation for them.

The worst thing that gun owners can do right now is to divide.   Without a the “united” front that was shown by gun owners across the state of Virginia and those that attended the huge Rally in Virginia we are no longer a voice or political threat to Democratic party.   Rest assured that the Democrats would like nothing more than to see division among gun owners which would enable them to pass gun control legislation with little to no resistance.

Should Democrats gain control you can rest assured that they will re-write the Constitution ONE BILL AT A TIME or  could enact the 28th AMENDMENT that abolishes gun ownership in this country altogether.

How Possible Is a 28th Amendment? 

What could happen if a 28th Amendment was proposed by Congress with a Democratic majority?   Congress could introduced an Amendment in one of two ways:  1) by passing both houses with 2/3’s vote and then being sent to the states legislators for ratification;  or 2)  proposed by congress and ratified by a Convention of the States.   Either way ratification of an Amendment would require a 3/4 vote or for 38 states to agree.

Additionally, there are two other ways to Amend the Constitution without ratification.  The first is called Informal Amendment.”   First, “Informal Amendment” can occur for two reasons:  either a “change in circumstances” or when it is proven that the “meaning changed over time.”   Both reasons for an “Informal Amendment” have been used before.  An example under “change in circumstances” was changing the voting age to extend the right to  a larger group.  Changing an Amendment when “meaning changed over time”  involves the judicial  system and determines how an Amendment will be viewed – an examples would be how we viewed such things as marriage and abortion .  Lastly, an Amendment can or changed by the popular vote of the people through a  “national vote” and thus, is called the “Popular Amendment,” although this method has never been used.

While ratification has been used several times through legislation, it would be much easier to enact an “Informal Amendment” with control of both houses.   Similarly, while a “Popular Amendment” has never been enacted  “if” a party believed that there was enough support they could call for a national vote.   Either of these avenues could be devastating to our 2nd Amendment rights.

https://www.usconstitution.net/constam.html

So what can we do?   

The answer is pretty obvious!                                                                                           

  1. Stay United
  2. Stay Home
  3. Remain Calm
  4. Keep up to date on Gun Legislation and what is happening
  5. Continue to push for 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties – most of your commissioner’s phone numbers are online
  6. Continue to Prepare
  7. AND STOP CRITICIZING THE PRESIDENT  for trying to protect the American people in this difficult situation – undecided voter’s are listening to our negative remarks about the President!
  8. And do what you can to help others!  That is what being American is all about!

Remember:  We need to protect the 2nd Amendment and to do that we need Trump to be re-elected! 

God Bless America!

 

 

 

 

Is The 2A Safe While Our Legislators Are Out Of Session?

In a word NO! IF anything, it’s in even MORE danger. 

Why do I say that? COMPLACENCY and DISTRACTION.

While we are ALL being, rightly so, concerned about our health and being prepared for whatever comes, there is PLENTY of behind the scenes discussion and negotiations going on about HOW to further dismantle the 2A.

How do I know this? I will use Nacy Pelosi and her attempt to ram a 1400 page Bill through Congress last month as an example. The Bill that “supposedly” was written in two days? Yeah right. 1400 pages in TWO days. Filled with pork, supporting the “New Green Deal”, forcing Companies to restructure to include mandatory percentages of women on their boards, etc. There is NO way this bill was conceived with the detail great it contained and written out in two days. That BIll is a solid example of the “behind the scenes” work that goes on while no one is looking.

Pelosi’s 1400 Page Bill

Let’s look at the states and a few counties/municipalities that have mandated gun stores CLOSE during the pandemic. A few of the orders have been reversed after courts ruled against them. Many still stand and are currently being challenged in court.

3/19 PA

3/20 NY

3/21 NJ

3/23 MA

3/24 MI   Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.

3/24 NM

3/24 WA

3/24 VT

3/25 VA   Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.

3/25 CA (Newsom left gun stores OFF the list of essential businesses. Stating that it is up to the individual counties. Of course, being CA a large percentage voted to close them. Numerous lawsuits have already been filed in counties).

3/25 D.C. Does not include gun stores on the list of essential businesses.

DE (Reversed its decision to close gun stores on 3/25)

3/29 AK Gun stores are not on the list of essential businesses.


Thankfully we have a President in the White House that understands not only the 2A as the law of the land but the vital IMPORTANCE of enforcing that right. ESPECIALLY during times of uncertainty such as during the pandemic. On March 30 President Trump declared not only Gun Stores as ESSENTIAL Businesses but shooting ranges and weapon manufacturers as well. This opens the door to the challenges that are in the courts being successful. As the orders to CLOSE the Gun Stores and Ranges violate the President’s Order.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The TN legislative session is scheduled to resume in June. WE CAN NOT STOP letting our state legislatures know where WE THE PEOPLE stand on the 2A. Use this time to email ALL your Representatives. Both on the state and national levels. Let them know where you stand. They may not be in session, or in their offices, but they ARE reading the emails that they receive. STAY engaged. Not only with National Legislation regarding the COVID-19 issues but the 2A as well. Trust me, Bloomberg’s groups are STILL working. (Although I would LOVE to know how many of the 2.5 million firearms purchased last month were made by FORMER Moms Demand Action and EVerytown Members). In fact, if you know any members of those groups, now if probably a good time to have conversations with them about the importance of the 2A. As more uncertainty arises, they may be more receptive to actually LISTEN. It’s worth a try.

Be safe everyone. Stay healthy, WASH YOUR HANDS and as always. Be aware. God Bless and pray for our Nation and her people.

 

ATTENTION TO ALL VOTERS !!!!

Several Democratic “BLUE” States have already  issued “STAY HOME ORDERS” until after the Republican Primaries on JUNE 9th

VA has issued Stay Home Order till June 10th
MD & DC issued Stay Home Order till June 10th
NY issued a Stay Home Order till June 14th
California issued Stay Home Order till June 23rd

I have not checked other states but I feel sure that they will follow

THIS IS PATHETIC !!!

WE ALL KNEW THAT THE DEMOCRATS WERE DESPERATE, BUT TO ISSUE STAY HOME ORDERS IN ORDER TO PREVENT VOTERS FROM GOING OUT – THIS IS ABSURD !!!

Carrying On Our Forefather’s Dream

Our forefathers had a dream of a new nation where “we the people” would be FREE. They fought for their dream in a way that we cannot imagine in this day and time with all our modern day luxuries. Many that reached this country died during the first years when facing the cold without adequate food and shelter, and many were slaughtered by the British while continuing to fight for their INDEPENDENCE. But above all they were a UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND ONE NATION UNDER GOD. And it was not until years later than political greed and taxation lead us to division and resulted in a CIVIL WAR and it took us years to rebuild our nation – some said that we would never recover.

Our forefathers pinned the Constitution and the Bill of Rights that were to govern the lands and to allow us as a people to avoid a dictatorship which they had escaped. The Bill of Rights did not give us our freedoms, but limited government from infringing upon our inalienable rights that came only from our “creator.” One’s rights were never meant to be forced on another or to limit others based upon our feelings and beliefs. The government was never meant to make moral judgments that has lead us to where we are today.

Today, we once again face the “unknown” as our rights and securities are being challenged in a way that they have never been before. We have so much going on in our country today – seems that we are being pulled in all directions – with the abortion rights, gun rights, religious freedoms, violations of the constitution, corrupt politicians, wondering whether or not our republic will survive many more generations, and then we have a pandemic that no one really knows anything about that threatens people’s security even further as IRA’s and savings dwindles. I, myself have always been independent and a loner but have always believed in America and the freedoms in which we stand for. But right now I see a lot of fear and uncertainty and hear people saying things that perhaps they have never said before …. turning on each other and the elderly….. I am heart broke ….. because that is the last thing we need to be doing right now as a nation. I remember a time when America stood tall and united at least in my mind and in the mind of my father. So while many of us say “it is time to take back America” let’s not forget what that REALLY MEANS – take time to be an American!

God Bless this Great Country!  United We Stand!

Knox County Commissioner Meeting. 2A Resolution

Attention: POSTPONED  DATE TBA

 

This would have been the meeting for the formal vote and acceptance of the 2A Resolution.  At this point the meeting is still scheduled but it is not sure if the Resolution will be put forward for discussion or vote.  It may be moved to April.

If this moves forward it is at this point not know if speakers will be able to speak but OBVIOUSLY all hands on deck are needed.  The Main room holds up to 440 people.  It would be awesome to have command.  I would also like to ask people entering to go to their left and sit if allowed.  That way the commissioners see us on their right.  Of course this is all subject to these new “Social Distancing” protocols.

If this does move forward, be Respectful.  NO OUTBURSTS as that will hinder more than help.  However when we win…. wink wink.

WORTHY OF NOTE:
Do not wear Red or Orange, it tends to be what the opposition wears. Be sure to get as many pro-2A women to attend as possible, the opposition typically uses women to further their agenda so having our own women helps to act as a counter. ALWAYS be courteous and do not fight with the opposition. Be a 2A role model, the Commissioners will appreciate it and it speaks well of the gun community in general.

Knox County Commission meeting March 30th, 5 pm @400 Main St.

-Kevin Wharton

 

Inalienable Rights – Where Do They Begin and Where Do They End?

Understanding ones’ Rights

Inalienable Rights definition: not transferable or to be taken away.

Inalienable Rights were outlined in the Bill of Rights and was ratified as part of the Constitution.  The Bill of Rights outlined various rights that were believed to be granted by our creator to ALL mankind.  Among these rights were the “freedom of speech” and the “right to bear arms” and the “right to property and life” as well as others that represent fair and just treatment of individuals being accused of crimes.  It is these inalienable rights that allow us our “freedoms” that we hold dear in the United States, and that many have died to protect.

“The first 10 amendments to the Constitution make up the Bill of Rights. James Madison wrote the amendments, which list specific prohibitions on governmental power, in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties”

Bill of Rights

But do our “inalienable rights” give us the right to forget that the rights of others exist?   It has often been said, others need to learn that his liberty ends where some other fellow’s nose begins.  So what does this mean?  Does it matter if what we do offends others? Of course not, but what it does mean is that we cannot “intentionally” or “unintentionally” infringe upon the rights of others. You have your “rights” and I have “mine,” and yours ends where mine begins.  As the passage suggests the end of ones’ rights stop at the nose of another.

However, there are a lot of arguments today over “ones’ rights,” especially with the current pandemic and the attack on the 2nd Amendment.  Should ones’ right over-ride the rights of another?  No!  According to a constitutional scholar John B. Finch, “your liberty ends where the liberty of others commences.”  So just because someone does not like something does not mean that they can take that right from me – taking guns for example. One cannot stop me from saying something just because they disagree with my theories, nor is another’s belief superior. However, when one infringes upon your rights that is going past where theirs ends.

With that being said we as citizens have the “obligation” to avoid infringing upon the rights of others – otherwise, how does “freedom” exist?  We cannot shout freedom while creating bondage for some.

The bottom line is we “ALL” have a moral obligation to protect the “rights” and “lives” of others just as many have done before us. Many have died so we can express ourselves and live in freedom.  It is then and only then that we have true “freedom” and “peace.”

During the pandemic situation maybe we should think about “individual” rights and where ours begins and stops, after all, we cannot say we stand for “freedom” for all when our rights are superior to others, and we as 2A supports should know all too well what “infringement” feels like.  So if we are going to stand for “rights” let us stand for ALL rights.

Just because we have “rights” does not mean that we should not do what is morally right even when no one is watching! 

Arm Yourself with Knowledge

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H. R. 5717 This Must Be Stopped. Part 4

As I finished Section 1 of this Bill, I thought it couldn’t get worse. I was wrong.

HR5717

Honestly, I don’t see the point of continuing to break this Bill down. NEVER  have I seen a Bill written with such clear contempt of the Constitution.

This Bill sets forth MANDATORY criteria for Red Flag Laws that are beyond anything I have ever seen. Basically, ANYONE, you have ever dated, their family members, etc. can file an order. A law enforcement officer can. If you have a substance abuse issue or a mental health issue (undefined which is VERY concerning. PTSD? Depression? ), you can be under an ERPO.

If an ERPO is issued ALL your firearms MUST be turned over to Law Enforcement. NOT a family member. Even if they have a Federal-Firearm License. Good luck getting them back.

One of the many grounds for granting the ERPO is ANYTHING that can be interpreted as a threat. This is through ANY  “medium.” Meaning FB is included. If you post anything on FB that someone INTERPRETS as a threat, such as a meme that says “it’s not my dog you have to worry about it’s my gun”. Guess what. The ex says that was a threat against her. You now have an ERPO and have lost your firearms. They also report you to State Mental Health Agencies. The Extreme Risk Protection order portion of the Bill is SO detailed it runs from page 58-94.

Of course, there are  “Assault Weapons and Firearms Silencers and Mufflers Ban” and “Assault Weapons Ban.” included in this Bill.

Here is the definition of an “Assault Weapon”:

A semiautomatic rifle that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following: (i) A pistol grip. (ii) A forward grip.(iii) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock, or is otherwise foldable or adjustable in a manner that operates to reduce the length, size, or any other dimension, or otherwise enhances the concealability, of the weapon (iv) A grenade launcher. (v) A barrel shroud. (vi) A threaded barrel.

(B) A semiautomatic rifle that has a fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, except for an attached tubular device designed to accept, and capable of operating only with .22 caliber rimfire ammunition.

(C) Any part, combination of parts, component, device, attachment, or accessory that is designed or functions to accelerate the rate of fire of a semiautomatic rifle but not convert the semiautomatic rifle into a machinegun.

‘(D) A semiautomatic pistol that has the capacity to accept a detachable magazine and any 1 of the following:

(i) A threaded barrel. ‘‘(ii) A second pistol grip. (iii) A barrel shroud. (iv) The capacity to accept a detachable magazine at some location grip. ( v) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm. (vi) A manufactured or more when unloaded accept a detachable outside of the pistol version of an auto-weight of 50 ounces. (vii) A stabilizing brace or similar component.

(E) A semiautomatic pistol with a fixed magazine that has the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds.

(F) A semiautomatic shotgun that has any 1 of the following: (i) A folding, telescoping, or detachable stock. (ii) A pistol grip. (iii) A fixed magazine with the capacity to accept more than 5 rounds. (iv) The ability to accept a detachable magazine. (v) A forward grip. (vi) A grenade launcher.

(G) Any shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

(H) All of the following rifles, copies, duplicates, variants, or altered facsimiles with the capability of any such weapon thereof

(i) All AK types,

(ii) All AR types, All Thompson rifles, 

(i) All AK–47 types,

(ii) All AR–15 types,


There are PAGES and PAGES of additional firearms that will be illegal. Frankly, it would have been easier to list the firearms that WILL be allowed. That list probably would have been just a short paragraph.

The bottom line….they do NOT WANT US TO HAVE FIREARMS PERIOD. The rational part of me says there is NO way this Bill would move forward. It’s too extreme. It openly violates numerous Amendments of the Constitution. No way it would advance. Then there is the side that reminds me about VA. That whispers about Ill, NJ, NY and CA. We see further and further encroachment every day on ALL our rights. Not just the 2A. 

 This Bill not only forces states to create laws and agencies to monitor, report and investigate its citizens, it also forces states to permanently make ALL places of learning “Gun Free Zones.”  This includes Colleges and Universities, public or private. Whether the citizens want then that way or not. 

This Bill wants to significantly limit state sovereignty when it comes to the 2A.  This will be done by forcing states to write and enforce laws that not only violate their individual state constitutions but the Constitution of the United States as well.  

States will be FORCED to write EXTREME Red Flag Laws according to the FEDERAL statutes created in this Bill, and enforce them. States will be FORCED to create agencies to monitor those that are “allowed” to own a firearm. States will even be REQUIRED to report a person who does not pass a background check to the AG. This is NOT America. This sounds like Mother Russia where citizens are monitored by the KGB. This Bill completely disregards the 10th and 11th Amendments regarding State Soverntiy.

Then, there is the database they want to establish. That is not only a VERY VERY slippery slope, but it’s also a scary one. If you want to own a firearm, suddenly you are monitored and investigated as if you are a terrorist. 

The way this bill is written it is clear the SOLE purpose is to completely destroy not only the 2A but to remove the protection of the 4th amendment from firearm owners. 

I’m not going to continue breaking down and reviewing this bill. I have seen MORE than enough to be absolutely LIVID and sickened by the attempt of this Congressman. We absolutely MUST work to stop this Bill. Be LOUD. Contact your Representative and tell them in NO way is this Bill acceptable to you. Tell then you EXPECT them to uphold their oath of office and uphold the Constitution.

Marshall County -VOTE-Postponed

Arrive early for seating as we hope to have a good turn out.

NOTE:

Do not wear Red or Orange, it tends to be what the opposition wears. Be sure to get as many pro-2A women to attend as possible, the opposition typically uses women to further their agenda so having our own women helps to act as a counter. ALWAYS be courteous and do not fight with the opposition. Be a 2A role model, the Commissioners will appreciate it and it speaks well of the gun community in general.