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Monday, August 31, 2015

On Self-Defense Rights, We're Winning & Should ACT LIKE IT

Kurt Schlichter has a great article at Townhall today, reminding us of the fact the gun control has failed in most of America.  I'll expand on some of Kurt's points.

At this point in the game, we can afford to wait out Obama and the Democrats on gun control.  We know that merely with a bit of lobbying and public outcry, we can delay or kill any federal gun control bill.  At the state level, armed citizens in Connecticut, New York, Washington, and Oregon are showing the way: DISOBEY.  With disobedience rates estimated to top 90%, any law is effectively nullified.

I'd like to see gun owners start dealing from a position of strength, and start pushing our way forward to more freedom.  When Progressives lose big in November 2016, we should get our list together.

The top of our list should be the repeal of ALL "sporting use" language from the US Code, particularly in Title 18 Section 922.  This Nazi language that Senator Dodd and his cronies put in there is completely at odds with the clear text of the 2nd Amendment, and it's certainly at odds with the Supreme Court's Heller and McDonald rulings, which clearly state, correctly, that the Constitution protects the right to own arms for self-defense.  As I've said before, the 2nd doesn't protect the right to sporting goods.

Secondly, with instant federal NICS background checks in place, the proscription against buying a handgun in another state and taking possession there is STUPID, and should be repealed.  If I'm shopping in Georgia, and I see a sweet Glock 34 with that MOS slide on it, why shouldn't I be able to buy it right then and there and take it home?  No, Mr. Backwoods, you can't, because you live across the river in Alabama.  What a crock.  Is this America, or the Soviet Union?  (Don't answer that, Progressives.)

Thirdly, the 1986 ban on registration of new machine guns for "civilian" use (which isn't even constitutional language, see definition of "militia") should die an ignominious death.  (And maybe that's already happening.)  The birthright of every American is to own the same small arms our military has.  The NFA collectors might not like that repeal, though; at the stroke of the pen (by Cruz?), the prices of machine guns on the open market will probably fall by a factor of ten.

And while we're at it, remove suppressors from the NFA list, and stop taxing their transfers.  Why should gun mufflers, which are nothing but hearing protection, be registered by the Feds?  I wonder how many billions have been spent on hearing aids because of this STUPID law.  Suppressors are one of the fastest-growing segment of the firearm industry, and certainly the fastest-growing of the Federally-taxed firearms and components known collectively as NFA items, after the unconstitutional and disastrous National Firearms Act of 1934.

Finally, in the states, we must push for repeal of all gun- and gun-owner registration laws (so-called "background check" laws), and all laws restricting the ownership of certain kinds of guns.

We're winning; we should act like it.

FORWARD to freedom!

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