Recently, a federal judge upheld a law in Washington, D.C. requiring guns be registered every three years (among other things). Taken in conjunction with Connecticut’s “assault weapons” registration law which just went into effect January 1st, they portend ill-tidings for both the Second Amendment and our country itself.
Still, you might ask: “What IS the problem with registration”? And if you did, I’d answer, “How much do you know about the Supreme Court decision entitled U.S. v. Haynes – 1968“?
Clayton Cramer wrote a fascinating article on the subject that I read at Firearms and Liberty. His summary of the case is as follows:
“In Haynes v. U.S. (1968), a Miles Edward Haynes appealed his conviction for unlawful possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun.
His argument was ingenious:
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Tagged 2nd Amendment, current-events, Edward Haynes, freedom, government, gun control, gun rights, politics, registration law, unregistered firearm
If you’re one of the many folks upset about Connecticut’s new gun laws, that state’s governor has a message for you: Shut Up.
Courtesy of the Daily Caller:
“…student Nicholas Saucier tried to get (Democratic Governor Dannel ) Malloy to answer questions about his support for gun control legislation, which has put Saucier’s ammunition manufacturing business in jeopardy. Saucier followed Malloy to his car after the governor finished speaking at a public forum at Asnuntuck Community College.
The exchange took place in October of last year, and was captured on video…”
Sounds relatively harmless so far, right?
Now here’s the video:
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Tagged ammunition, Asnuntuck Community College, Connecticut, Dannel Malloy, FIRE.org, gun control laws, guns, Nicholas Saucier
Here we go again.
In early 2013, Senator Dianne Feinstein was at the forefront of an effort to institute a government ban on more than 150 types of firearms, including rifles, pistols and shotguns. Thankfully, that legislation was shot down (…pun very much intended…).
But barely a year later she’s back, and singing the same ol’ tune:
Gotta hand it to her, though: she may have the approximate mental acuity of a cabbage leaf, but she certainly knows how to appeal to her base:
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Tagged 2nd Amendment, assault weapons, ban, Chuck Woolery, Dianne Feinstein, guns, politics, Second Amendment
Below is a video follow-up to our post from a few days back: “Local businesses advertise they are ‘Gun Free Zones’. What could go wrong?“…
In this interview, Greta repeatedly asks him if he agrees that the “Gun Free Zone” signs make these businesses more of a target for criminals (gee, ya’ think?). Each time, Mayor McGinn responds to her questioning as if he has a hearing disorder, and we’re treated to various versions of “businesses have the right to refuse service to people with a gun”, …which, you’ll kindly note, is not an actual answer to the question posed.
The Anti-2nd Amendment crowd is at it once again, this time agitating for businesses in Seattle to advertise their defenselessness to the whole, wide world.
Yeah, that’ll work out well:
(Seattle’s King5 News) – Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is partnering with Washington CeaseFire to launch a new program designed to help local businesses become “Gun Free Zones.”
Businesses will be able to opt into the program by visiting www.washingtonceasefire.org, signing the pledge to participate, and placing a “Gun Free Zone” decal in their window.
“We are here to support businesses that do not wish to have guns on their premises” McGinn said in a statement. “The police department regularly enforces trespass laws when a visitor to a business violates that business’s rules.
We will continue to do so, and I thank these businesses for standing up for the safety of their customers.”
The rabid, anti-gun Left has been harping about gun regulation for months now, with activists, Hollywood celebrities and Democrats all screaming their heads off. We even were forced to endure the requisite multi-celebrity PSA, an approach which has become way beyond tiresome at this point.
However, there’s a reason these attempts all failed: they are astoundingly ham-handed and transparent, even to folks who aren’t dedicated defenders of the 2nd Amendment.
Although there are myriad previous examples, we just saw this anew with California Senator Barbara Boxer.
As always with her ilk, she’s purporting to seek “justice” for shooting victims. But just as they did with their anti-war stance when Bush was in office (which mysteriously vanished as soon as their guy took over), this is just another example of the Left using a situation to further their own selfish political goals:
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Tagged 2nd Amendment, Barbara Boxer, Colion Noir, gun control, hollywood celebrities, molon labe, NRA, politics, Santa Monica shooting, Second Amendment
Another excellent video from the NRA’s Mr. Colion Noir, as he takes on the President over gun control, …again.
We’ve covered three of his previous efforts, which you can find here, here and here.
And, since there’s really nothing that I could add to improve this, I’m just going to let Colion put some learnin‘ to y’all…
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Tagged 2nd Amendment, Colion Noir, gun control, gun rights, guns, NRA, Second Amendment
It’s practically a Pavlovian response at this point: every time an incident involving gun violence occurs, the resultant freak-out from the gun control advocates is always: “Somebody needs to do SOMETHING!!”
Inevitably, the discussion leads to background checks and mandatory registration. Since this blog already dissected the risible “90%” claim spouted by President Obama regarding background checks, let’s take a peek at mandatory registration, shall we?