As Memorial weekend is upon us I thought I would comment on our 2nd Amendment, a natural right that came about through the birth of our country as well as the belief of our Founding Fathers that We the People are the might of the country that will ensure liberty.
A couple of quotes from divinely inspired men that became our Founding Fathers:
“I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians.” – George Mason, co-author of the 2nd Amendment.
“A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves.” – Richard Henry Lee.
“And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” – Samuel Adams.
“Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence.” – George Washington
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.” – James Madison.
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good.” – George Washington.
The Progressive MSM, politicians and society want you to believe that people are nothing without the government and we are too dangerous or unable to own a firearm in order to defend ourselves. Some liberal states have even passed laws saying a person has no right to defend himself. The Founding Fathers said this:
“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson.
“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason.
“Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin.
“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.” – Noah Webster.
Below are some statistics. If you are to fight for the cause of liberty and the right to arm yourself you should know some facts.
“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.” – Alexander Hamilton.
The Supreme Court ruled against Gonzales 7-2. If an intruder has broken into your home, are you going to pray that they leave your family alone and simply call 9-1-1 with the hopes that law enforcement will save you? How long will you have before police arrive at your home, office, wherever? In Atlanta, it’s 11 minutes. Nine minutes in Nashville. Quite a lot can happen in that span of time. And we know from the Supreme Court ruling that there isn’t a legal obligation for anyone else to protect your life. Are you OK with those odds? You may be, but I’m not, and I will resist the urge of anyone whose goal is to erode my right to protect myself and my family. The Founding Fathers were clear on how they saw this issue and so should you be.
Every police officer to whom I’ve spoken has said the same thing: you are your defense.
Americans use firearms for self-defense more than 2.1 million times annually.
By contrast, there are about 579,000 violent crimes committed annually with firearms of all types. Seventy percent of violent crimes are committed by 7% of criminals, including repeat offenders, many of whom the courts place on probation after conviction, and felons that are paroled before serving their full time behind bars.
Crime has plummeted in every state which has implemented conceal carry.
Between 2008 and 2009, the FBI’s preliminary numbers indicate that murders fell nationally by 10 percent and by about 8 percent in cities that have between 500,000 and 999,999 people. Washington’s population is about 590,000. During that same period of time, murders in the District fell by an astounding 25 percent, dropping from 186 to 140. The city only started allowing its citizens to own handguns for defense again in late 2008.
Examining all the multiple-victim public shootings in the United States from 1977 to 1999 shows that on average, states that adopt right-to-carry laws experience a 60% drop in the rates at which the attacks occur, and a 78% drop in the rates at which people are killed or injured from such attacks.
The National Safety Council estimates that in 1995, firearm accidents accounted for 1.5% of fatal accidents. Larger percentages of fatal accidents were accounted for by motor vehicle accidents (47%), falls (13.5%), poisonings (11.4%), drowning (4.8%), fires (4.4%), and choking on an ingested object (3.0%).
“Violent crime rates are highest overall in states with laws severely limiting or prohibiting the carrying of concealed firearms for self-defense”. (FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 1992)
The total Violent Crime Rate is 26% higher in the restrictive states (798.3 per 100,000 pop.) than in the less restrictive states (631.6 per 100,000).
The Homicide Rate is 49% higher in the restrictive states (10.1 per 100,000) than in the states with less restrictive CCW laws (6.8 per 100,000).
The Robbery Rate is 58% higher in the restrictive states (289.7 per 100,000) than in the less restrictive states (183.1 per 100,000).
The Aggravated Assault Rate is 15% higher in the restrictive states (455.9 per 100,000) than in the less restrictive states (398.3 per 100,000).
Using FBI data (1992), homicide trends in the 17 states with less restrictive CCW laws compare favorably against national trends, and almost all CCW permittees are law-abiding.
Since adopting CCW (1987), Florida’s homicide rate has fallen 21% while the U.S. rate has risen 12%. From start-up 10/1/87 – 2/28/94 (over 6 years) Florida issued 204,108 permits; only 17 (0.008%) were revoked because permittees later committed crimes (not necessarily violent) in which guns were present (not necessarily used).
Of 14,000 CCW licensees in Oregon, only 4 (0.03%) were convicted of the criminal (not necessarily violent) use or possession of a firearm.
Texas Passes Bill to Train Teachers as Armed Marshals (This law has major flaws, but is a start. Israel has one teacher/ adult per 10 students with an M16, there is a reason that the nation has not had school shootings in years.)
Video on federal reduction of families defense ability (Must watch short video that tells the truth of life and those who would take your rights away.)
A Defenseless Population (From a European Perspective)
Confiscate! Confiscate! Confiscate!
This news is mind blowing, the woman was raped after the man broke into her residence even with a restraining order against him I have read. What is worse to me is that the authorities are blaming the woman and other residents for the crime since they voted down a 100% increase in property taxes.
911 Dispatcher Tells Woman About To Be Sexually Assaulted There Are No Cops To Help Her Due To Budget Cuts
Feminist Fallacies (This is a great personal story of one woman learning the truth.)
WHAT LIBERALS DON'T KNOW ABOUT GUNS
News of Import for 5/25/2013
Are you kidding me?! AZ govt & courts labeled La Raza an anti-American group that pushes white hate as well as the Azlan false theory, and yet the federal Admin under the WH is using them to hire new Govt workers.
Lead Story: La Raza (The Race) Partners with Feds to Hire Government Employees
Co Lead Story: Holder personally authorized Fox News surveillance (DOJ wanted to maintain access to his e-mail accounts, indefinitely if necessary, to flush out more evidence of leaking.)
Official: Holder Approved Warrant for Fox News Reporter's Emails
DOJ invoked Espionage Act in calling Fox News reporter criminal 'co-conspirator'
Obama DOJ Fought to Keep Search of Rosen Emails Secret
U.S. Attorney Investigating Fox News Donated to Obama (In the hearing on the IRS on 5-22, Rep Issa said that an IRS supervisor was in the room for each IG invesigation & questioning of an IRS underling.In my opinion Can we expect differently for DOJ)
From WAPO: "Over the years, he has donated $4,350 to Obama's campaigns. He gave $250 to Obama's U.S. Senate campaign in 2003, a year before Obama, then an Illinois state senator, emerged on the nation's political radar, according to campaign finance records."
Obama asks Holder to investigate Holder’s investigation (Unbelievable is all I can say, I saw the presser.)
Did Eric Holder lie in Congressional testimony last week?
Embattled Eric Holder Promises Gun Control (With Video)
Eric Holder may be under intense scrutiny for his department’s part in wiretapping AP phones, seizing phone records, allowing IRS persecution, and gun-running, but that doesn’t mean his goal of gun control is in the backseat. During an interview with NPR, Holder reiterated his desire for gun control by focusing on impeding access and drying up supply
The Justice Department’s Tracy Schmaler and 3 Characteristics of Political Thugs (With Video)
Stratfor Email: Brennan Behind 'Witch Hunt' of Journalists Reporting Leaks
Obama appoints anti-voter ID Dem to co-lead voter commission
Powers may be a liberal, but at least she so far is an honest liberal.
Powers: Obama Admin Treats Whistleblowers As Criminals, Leakers As Heroes With Video)
Why Were DHS Agents Seemingly Monitoring Multiple Tea Party IRS Protests Across the Country on Tuesday? (Yet no such presence was seen at any Occupy Movement events.)
IRS official who refused to testify, resign signed Tea Party letters in 2012
Gowdy Grills Commissioner On IRS Misconduct (Love this video, IRS tangling with a former Felony DA who is now a Rep.)
IRS's Lois Lerner Has History of Harassing Religious Groups
Conservatives Became Targets in 2008
A Battering Ram Becomes a Stonewall
The IRS also stole 60 million health records
IRS agents “stole more than 60,000,000 medical records of more than 10,000,000 Americans, including at least 1,000,000 Californians,” according to a lawsuit. “No search warrant authorized the seizure of these records; no subpoena authorized the seizure of these records; none of the 10,000,000 Americans were under any kind of known criminal or civil investigation and their medical records had no relevance whatsoever to the IRS search. IT personnel at the scene, a HIPPA facility warning on the building and the IT portion of the searched premises, and the company executives each warned the IRS agents of these privileged records,”
IRS Tea Party Intimidation An Echo Of Raids On Gibson Guitar
Revealed: Obama Donor Sat in on IG Interviews with IRS Employees
Lois Lerner Sued Christian Coalition In Largest FEC Action in History – Then Was Promoted to IRS Where She Targeted Conservatives (Video)
IRS internal Investigation Ended 6 Months Before Election, Hidden From Congress
Congress hosts IRS bloodbath, slamming tax authorities for partisan targeting of conservatives, as one official refuses to answer questions (This from socialist UK News lol)
IRS ordered conservative group to provide a list of students it trained.
Federal government demanded a list of everyone a Tennessee organization had ever trained, or planned to train
Linchpins of Liberty mentors high school and college students and teaches them conservative political philosophy, but is not tea-party-linked
‘Can you imagine my responsibility to parents if I disclosed the names of their children to the IRS?’ asked the group’s founder
IRS Inspector General report listed seven questions the agency should never have asked, but this wasn’t one of them
IRS Rejected Group on Behalf of Planned Parenthood
Wait Until You See the Questions on Prayer Asked of Lt. Col. Oliver North When Lois Lerner Was at the FEC in the 90s
Boy Scouts Approve Plan to Accept Openly Gay Boys (This is not about being gay it is about conservative culture)
Feds gave witness protection to terrorists
Terrorists were able to board airplanes and were able to “evade one of the government’s primary means of identifying and tracking terrorists’ movements and actions” through the new identities the government provided them.
All federal employees, including those who work for the IRS, are bound by the Hatch Act, a law passed in 1939 with the intent of curbing partisan power abuses by civil servants.
The Hatch Act generally bans federal employees from engaging in political activity while on the job, including soliciting funds for candidates. But political activities during personal time that do not use government resources, such as donating or volunteering for a campaign, are typically allowed.
House committee to probe Sebelius soliciting money for ObamaCare signups
UN anti-poverty agency chases cash rather than results, study finds
Illegal immigrant charged with intoxication manslaughter in Harris County deputy’s death
Republicans criticize Obama over call for repeal of 2001 use of force law
ACLU “The militarization of local police is a threat to Americans’ right to live without fear of military-style intervention in their daily lives, and we need to make sure these resources and tactics are deployed only with rigorous oversight and strong legal protections,” Allie Bohm, ACLU advocacy and policy strategist, also said.
Does Empowering the Military for Local Law Enforcement in Crisis Erode Civil Liberties?
End of News of Import 5-25-2013