Some Words From the Founding Fathers on Gun Control

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“The prohibition is general. No clause in the Constitution could by any rule of construction be conceived to give to Congress a power to disarm the people. Such a flagitious attempt could only be made under some general pretense by a state legislature. But if in any blind pursuit of inordinate power, either should attempt it, this amendment may be appealed to as a restraint on both.” -William Rawle, A View of the Constitution 125-6 (2nd ed. 1829)

“The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palatium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.” – Joseph Story, father of America’s Jurisprudence, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States before the Adoption of the Constitution [Boston, 1833].

“I ask, sir, what is the Militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.” “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason, the father of the Bill of Rights

“Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American… The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people” – Trench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops…” -Noah Webster, An Examination of Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, 1787

“…but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights…” -Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 29.

“Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?” – Patrick Henry, 3 J. Elliot, Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836

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Wayne LaPierre Battle On Gun Rights- Don’t Trust This Administration

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I don’t understand why in the world Fox News has someone like Chris Wallace on their channel, espeically with his own show….he is a liberal big time!

Via The Hill:

The head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) said Sunday the public should not trust the White House to pursue limited changes to gun-control laws.

Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the NRA, accused the Obama administration of wanting to seek more restrictions on guns than they currently are saying, arguing that the White House was similarly deceptive on the president’s healthcare law.

“I think what they’ll do is they’ll turn this universal [background] check on the law-abiding into a universal registry on law-abiding people,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”

When pressed by host Chris Wallace on the fact that the White House has said nothing about a universal registry, LaPierre responded, “And ‘ObamaCare’ wasn’t a tax until they needed it to be a tax. I don’t think you can trust these people.”

Five states courting Remington Arms away from New York

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Five states have contacted the parent company of Remington Arms to encourage the gun maker to relocate in response to New York’s efforts to tighten gun control laws.

The flurry of courtships comes after Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed “the toughest gun control laws in the nation” on Jan. 15.

Lawmakers from Michigan, Oklahoma, Arizona and South Carolina have all sent letters to Remington’s owner, Freedom Group, in the last two weeks. Texas sent a letter to the company back in November. It’s common practice for the governor’s office to send such letters to companies from time to time, according to a spokeswoman.

The letters cite each state’s business-friendly environment and support of the Second Amendment, but do not mention specific economic incentives for moving. The letters encourage the company to contact the state’s economic development offices.

“Horrific news”

The Remington Arms plant has been located in the Mohawk Valley town of Ilion, just east of Utica, for almost 200 years. The town of 8,000 people was built around the company and New York’s new gun control measures have many there worried about the future of the factory.

Remington makes several types of rifles, including the Bushmaster semi-automatic line, which was used in the Newtown, Conn. shooting and is now banned for sale in New York.

Word that so many states are trying to get Remington to move is “horrific news,” says Frank “Rusty” Brown, the political coordinator for the United Mine Workers of America Local 717, the union that represents the Remington employees.

“This is actually the worst situation we’ve been in as far as other states wanting to lure us away,” he says.

In his letter to Freedom Group CEO George Kollitides, Republican South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan said:

The enemies of freedom are waging an all-out assault on the Second Amendment to the Constitution which we have sworn to protect and defend. At a time when our government is consistently thwarting the ability of individuals to own businesses, voluntarily trade goods and services, and grow our economy, South Carolina is committed to writing a different story. In South Carolina, we believe in the right to keep and bear arms.

New York Rep. Richard Hanna, a Republican who represents Ilion, responded in an article in USA Today, saying “The Ilion plant remains highly competitive, and its workers and the community are committed to the success of Remington. I look forward to working with New York state leaders to see that Remington stays here for generations to come and thrives right where it began almost 200 years ago.”

Remington Arms has not responded to several phone calls and emails requesting comment, but did tell the Utica Observer-Dispatch last week the company is “carefully evaluating its options.”

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National Sheriff’s Association Announces They Will Not Support Unconstitutional Gun Control Laws

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White House Warns: Don’t Photoshop Obama Gun Pic

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Well looking over the internet, I can see many people were intimidated by President Obama’s threat and intimidation……….it really worked.

The White House has released a picture purporting to show President Obama “skeet shooting” at Camp David.  An activity he claims he does “all the time.”

The White House also warns all you mischievous internet types to not mess around with the picture:

“This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way and may not be used in commercial or political materials, advertisements, emails, products, promotions that in any way suggests approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.”

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