If you ever wonder why the framers of the Constitution and our founding fathers thought the Bill of Rights was so important to the Constitution, you need to look no further than the liberal politicians in the State of California.
California’s left wing government thinks there is a constitutional right for homosexuals to marry but you cannot have a gun in California. In California, the authorities try to restrict speech based on the fact that they do not like it.
I have read the Constitution. No matter where you fall on the issue of gay marriage, something can be said with absolute certainty. The Constitution protects free speech. The Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms. The Constitution is absolutely silent on the issue of gay marriage, not to mention marriage at all.
Another nail has been driven into the coffin containing Constitutional rights in California. California has just enacted a law that bans the open carrying of unloaded handguns and registration of long guns.
California has banned the open carry of loaded handguns, except in a few exceptions and California has made it very difficult to obtain a concealed carry permit. In fact, one of the requirements to get a concealed carry permit in California is that you must be a brain dead celebrity who rants about the horrifying fact that some people actually own guns.
Our founding fathers knew a couple of things. First, an armed populace is a great deterrent against tyranny, invasion and bad behavior.
Leftists scream about how dangerous guns are. They scream that if we allow mere citizens to carry guns, there will be bloodbaths. If we let mere citizens carry weapons, there will be shootouts in the streets.
However, as with all liberal hysteria, those tirades are long on silly emotional screaming and very short on facts. A majority of states allow either open carry or as I like to call it, “Constitutional carry” or concealed carry.
Not only are the bodies not piling up in these states, these are also the states that have the lowest crime rates. Criminals may be lazy but are not totally stupid. They look for the easiest target and certainly do not want to mix it up with someone who is carrying a gun and probably knows how to use it.
While the left screams about the myth of how dangerous guns are, they are amazingly silent on something else. Almost every week, we hear stories about people who legally own and carry firearms. Not only are they not committing crimes, they are stopping crimes.
Interestingly enough in Chicago and DC, after handgun bans were struck down, crime dropped!
Compare that to what happened in Britain, Ireland and Australia. When they banned guns, their crime rates went through the roof.
As California works to further ban guns, look for crime to continue to rise in the land of fruits and nuts. Hopefully, the Supreme Court will eventually reverse that decision and impose some sanity on California.
In the meanwhile, Jerry Brown and company are proving the truth of the statement that our country was designed by geniuses and run by morons.
It's not much better in NYC, where the only people who carry guns are - literally - the criminals. Meanwhile, when seconds count the police are a 9-1-1 call away where you have to tell a dispatcher over and over again - in a loud voice - why you are calling:
Victim: A man just broke into my apartment.
9-1-1: Did you say a man broke into your apartment?
Victim: Yes, please send the police. Hurry!
9-1-1: Ma'am, I need you to stay calm. Where is the man?
Victim: In the living room. Please send the police!
9-1-1: Where are you?
Victim: Hiding behind my bed. Please send the police!
9-1-1: Ma'am. I need you to stay calm. Where is the man now?
Victim: I can hear his footsteps coming towards the bedroom. Please, please. I can't talk anymore. Please send the police!
9-1-1: You're calling from a cellphone. I need you to give me your address.
Victim has hung up and is trying to hide and not make any noise as the perp enters her bedroom. 9-1-1 Dispatcher doesn't know what address to send the police to so she shrugs her shoulders and moves on to the next call where she can be equally helpful to the next victim-to-be.
Scenario A: Victim lives in NYC and does not own a gun. How does the story end?
Scenario B: Victim lives in a city where citizens may own guns. How does the story end?
Dial 9mm and live.
To Victoria Knox,,,There was a time in my hometown,,,NYC when burglars did NOT carry guns. They knew it was an easier sentence IF they were EVER caught. NOW,,,it is totally different. They carry so as to scare & overpower any victim at home when they break in & they will rape & kill witnesses because IF they are ever caught ,,they ALL know how to game the system,,,trust me,,,they know more about the courts than some of the folks who work there
My Scenario,,,,Hold the cell phone in front of you as you tell the criminal "I've just called 9-1-1" If he says 'So what Bitch",,,then you produce the gun you had behind your back & point it at him. If this does not turn him around to leave,,,then you exercise your right to self-defense in your own home & pull the trigger until the gun stops going BANG & starts going click,click. OK??? ANY QUESTIONS??? Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6
It has been proven by stats that the more guns 'legally ' in a 'hood,,the less crime because criminals do not know who has & who has NOT,,,& they do not want to take that chance.
When are the liberals going to wake up and smell the coffee that as long as we are allowed to own guns in this country we keep enemies like the Muslim terrorists at bay. Once we are no longer armed, look out!!
On another note, in states like California and New York where the "tax the rich" liberals reign, why don't the rich in those states volunteer to pay more in taxes to keep their states from being bankrupt and creating a burden on the rest of the country? Lead by example, I say.
"…Here are the shocking facts: CLINTON URGED TURNOVER OF LONG BEACH PORT TO THE RED ARMY: … COSCO—the Chinese Overseas Shipping Company, a subsidiary of China's People's Liberation Army—would be allowed to lease the navy shipyards in Long Beach, California for 16 annual payments of $14.5 million a year (total: $232 million). The deal would also have required the Port of Long Beach to spend $235 million to modernize the facilities….
AUTHORIZED IMPORTATION OF 100,000 CHINESE COMBAT RIFLES: In 1996, soon after Clinton had signed a law outlawing importing foreign semi-automatic weapons into the U.S., he signed a waiver allowing the Chinese Overseas Shipping Co.—COSCO (a subsidiary of the Red Army)—to allow them to import 100,000 semi-automatic military rifles into the U.S., as well as millions of rounds of ammunition. Not content to just bring in semi-automatic weapons, COSCO also tried to smuggle in 2,000 illegal, fully automatic Chinese AK-47s. According to press reports, these weapons were destined to be sold to street gangs in Oakland. That seems like a phony cover story. We still need to know why China tried to smuggle into California enough weapons to equip an army.