1. Let's get this show on the road!
Websites I rely on:
THOMAS - U.S. Congress on the Internet In the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, a service of the Library of Congress
GOA - Gun Owners of America, "The only no-compromise gun lobby in Washington."
GunCite Until the Second Amendment is treated as normal constitutional law, this web site will always be under construction . . .
Further reading regarding this issue:
Reason's Gun Page A wealth of resources examining the war on firearms.
One man packs, another attacks by Wayne Laugesen. A leading anti-gunner attacks Shariar Ghalam
Dirty Little Secret of the Gun Control Lobby Dr. Michael S. Brown. The media is filled with stories intended to convince us that we need more gun laws, but one critical fact is being ignored. Gun control doesn't work and the evidence is undeniable.
To Keep and Bear Arms Walter Williams, the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University, examines the relationship between government, liberty, and the right To Keep and Bear Arms.
Campaign 2000 Media Reality Check by Geoffrey Dickens and Tim Graham. While Networks Deplored NRA’s "Personal" Attacks in 28 Stories, Only One Faced Clinton’s Rhetoric.
A Nation of Cowards by Jeffrey R. Snyder was published in the Fall, '93 issue of The Public Interest, a quarterly journal of opinion published by National Affairs, Inc.
GAO Finds Faults With FBI's NICS Operation Results of a recently released General Accounting Office (GAO) investigation into the FBI's implementation and operation of the National Instant Check System (NICS)--the national database containing records of persons who are disqualified from receiving firearms--indicate that several significant failures of the Clinton-Gore Administration have prevented the system from performing as Congress intended.
When liberals lie about guns by Cathy Young. Zealots are polarizing the debate over how to stop violent crime -- and whether firearms can help.
Curbing Youth Violence by Jim Geraghty, Policy.com
Serious self-defense? There's no substitute for a handgun By Charley Reese, Orlando Sentinel Columnist.
Quick on the draw against guns By Paul Craig Roberts. Monday after Easter was African-American Family Day at the National Zoo. It was a day marked by mob fistfights and a shooting spree at the zoo's entrance.
The Second Amendment and The United States Supreme Court Despite anti-gunners' claims that the Second Amendment is a "collective right," the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized it as an individual right in several landmark cases.
Stuff that scares the bejeesus out of me:
Sources I'm not quite sure about:
The title of this piece was one on my Dad's favorite sayings. In our family it was always a prelude to positive action of some sort.
The Clinton administration is at it again. Is it just me, or does this man violate his Oath of Office on a daily basis? You be the judge. The following is straight from ARTICLE II of the Constitution:
Before he enter on the execution of his office, he shall take the following oath or affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
My attention is focused on the words "preserve, protect and defend". We all know Clinton is a stickler for definitions. How does he define these words . . . different than I do, I guess. His attacks on the 2nd Amendment in the Senate are a cause for concern presently. The 2nd Amendment states:
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
In my opinion, the word "People" refers to individual citizens, not as a group (of militia). I believe the majority of Constitutional scholars agree with this. "shall not be infringed" means no compromise. This is a RIGHT. There is no room for alteration.
Unfortunately, betraying the Oath of Office does not give certain members of Congress a moment's hesitation either. And as a result, we have efforts to attach anti-2nd Amendment legislation to the pending Juvenile Justice bill in the Senate. Last week's sad events in Michigan and Pennslyvania have added to the frenzy of "Let's do something, even if it's wrong" activities.
At the same time as the shootings, an incident happened closer to home here in Boca Raton, Florida. A boy at a birthday party of a fellow high school classmate in a middle class neighborhood was stomped and kicked to death by a group of party-crashers. This did not cause a ripple with the national media. It didn't have a handgun catylst to make it "real" news.
The Clinton administration wants to strip us of our right to defend ourselves. There are already many laws on the books to punish those responsible for the above tragic events, if the authorities will use them. Does anyone really believe there would have been trigger locks on the guns used in the Michigan and Pennsylvania crimes if trigger locks were mandated by law as the President asserts?
Trigger locks don't sound bad, do they? Just another inconvenience for lawful gun owners. I plan to purchase some trigger locks myself. The point is that it's my decision to buy trigger locks, not have them forced upon me by the Federal Government.
Add trigger locks to the Brady Law. The President cites that several hundred thousand have been kept from getting guns. What he doesn't state is that a great many of those were lawful citizens who were denied because of incompetence of paperwork administration of the program. Of the criminals turned away only three cases have been prosecuted! The rest have been thrown back in the pond to get bigger, I guess. All of this is at great expense to the taxpayers and gun buyers.
Also add frivolous lawsuits by several cities and HUD against gun manufacturers for making products that work as advertised and funded by the taxpayers without our consent. Add initiatives by the DOJ to license handgun owners with testing and photo ID requirements. I'm sorry, Ms Reno, but as long as I uphold my end of the Social Contract as a responsible citizen, I do not need a license. The 2nd Amendment is my license.
When licenses and IDs are in place, confiscation will be next. The New World Order wants all citizens stripped of the ability to defend themselves. Check out what is happening to the poor unfortunate citizens of Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Guns have been taken away and home invasion crime is on the rise in those countries.
But heck, The Washington Times Editorial for March 4, 2000 puts the case more eloquently than I can.
I'm sending my Senators e-mail and snail mail and telephoning them to let them know my views on this latest infringement. I urge those who care about this issue to do the same. My sources of information for this rant are THOMAS - U.S. Congress on the Internet, an excellent government Website where the text of the Constitution can be found. More information on the struggle to keep our 2nd Amendment Rights can be found at GOA - Gun Owners of America and NRA - National Rifle Association. I am a member of both GOA and NRA.
You can email me at email@example.com
Issued Tuesday March 7, 2000
Updated Monday May 15, 2000
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