When – not if – some muslim beheads an American in broad daylight on an American street, it will be BECAUSE States have been allowed to infringe the 2nd Amendment. It more than likely will NOT happen in any of the 38 “Shall Issue,” or three no-permit-required states. It will happen in one of the nine States that have – unconstitutionally – infringed the 2nd to make their citizens defenseless: NY, MA, RI, NJ, DE, MD, IL, CA, HI Or at some school where no one is allowed to protect our children.
Here in Los Angeles County, for example, though I am a trained shooter and regularly sport shoot with a local chapter of the International Defensive Pistol Association, I cannot get a CCW permit unless and until I can convince the County Sheriff that I can protect myself and my family better than he and his cops can. (Pdf of the LA County CCW permit application here, “good cause” section below, emphasis in original.)
Qualification for a CCW License [LA County]
The issuance of licenses enabling a private citizen to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) is of great concern to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Department’s overriding policy is that no concealed weapons license should be granted merely for the personal convenience of the applicant…
Get that? “The Department’s overriding policy is that no concealed weapons license should be granted merely for the personal convenience of the applicant.” So my own “convenience” of the defense of myself or my family is against – overridingly against – policy. In a representative government, that government is allowed to actively PREVENT the citizens they represent from defending their own lives. It is difficult to imagine a policy that could be MORE stupid, more undemocratic, more un-representative. But wait – the application continues in the next paragraph…
According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department policy (5-09/380.10) and the California Supreme Court (CBS, Inc. v. Block, (1986) 42 Cal.3d 646), good cause shall exist only if there is convincing evidence of a clear and present danger to life, or of great bodily harm to the applicant his spouse, or dependent child, which cannot be adequately dealt with by existing law enforcement resources, and which danger cannot be reasonably avoided by alternative measures, and which danger would be significantly mitigated by the applicant’s carrying of a concealed firearm.
Not only must I somehow subjectively convince someone else, someone whose own job rests on my NOT being able to convince him or her, of a threat of great bodily harm (I guess once I’ve been shot? Once my wife’s been raped? Once my son’s been beheaded?), I also must convince a public official, reliant on the competency of his own cops for his job, that his cops are incompetent IN those jobs. I also am responsible to take steps to avoid the bad guy – to alter my own routine rather than have the bad guy alter his (evidently, to LA County, the comfort and convenience of the bad guy is of a higher priority than of the good guy).
This is an absurd level of infringement. It also completely ignores the SCOTUS ruling that cops have no DUTY to protect my family or me.
The gun-grabbers live in this unicorn world in which people do what they are told. The Rule of Law makes one HUGE assumption: That nearly all citizens share common mores and values, including that of obeying the law; that the number of lawbreakers is so low, and the type of crime and/or violence they commit routinely so minor that the Rule of Law can realistically cope with it. This has worked in a Western society for centuries.
Newsflash: These people are NOT Westerners and could not care LESS about our society and laws and mores and rules and values – other than to use them to kill us.
We now have, in increasing numbers, people here who do not even acknowledge the Rule of Law when it conflicts with their primitive, pre-modern, non-Western, barbarian ideology. These people are willing to murder and behead a person just because he doesn’t share their pre-modern cult – and they don’t care who knows or sees it. Look at that subhuman yesterday – walked right up to a camera with knives still in his bloody hands to defiantly explain not only WHY he just beheaded another human being, but that he’d do it as often as he could – and nothing was going to stop him.
It is past time for the gun grabbers need to grow-up. There are among us killers who will kill – are killing – for reasons of ideology, reasons that are irrational, illogical – and deadly. Reasons they will NOT be talked out of, like it or not.
And many of our State governments are willing to put at-risk YOUR lives – not theirs. They have bodyguard or issue themselves permits – or both. YOUR lives, and those of YOUR loved ones, are put at-risk by YOUR legislative representatives. Unconstitutionally.
And, frankly, a state passing ANY anti-gun laws not only infringes the 2nd, it is in violation of the 10th Amendment, as well. The 10th most often is used to declare States’ Rights, as a negative power against the feds. But it also is very much a positive power against the States.
The 2nd Amendment to the Supreme Law of the Land – the law that governs ALL OTHER LAWS – does NOT ALLOW infringement; the 10th Amendment states that “those powers not “prohibited by it [the Constitution] to the States…” Well, guess what? The power to control guns specifically is PROHIBITED in the Constitution. That means there is no lower-jurisdiction right to deny it to the People. And, yes, the Supremacy Clause of which Libs are so fond means that federal law supersedes state law. Well, the Constitution puts a check on gun prohibition, and no State legally can overrule that – Constitutional – prohibition against restricting guns.
We all can rest assured that gun sales – again – will increase, that ammo sales – again – will increase. And that illegally carried guns absolutely will increase. And that citizens will be jailed for the “crime” of ensuring they are able to defend themselves against the head-hackers.
The absurdity of a government denying me my natural right to defend myself and my wife and children – and anyone I see being head-hacked by a muslim – against the certainty that American citizens WILL BE ATTACKED BY THESE PEOPLE cannot be overstated.
If any of MY family is hacked by a muslim, my only choice will be my starting point: Sacramento – or the first mosque I find.
America had better wake-up. The First Amendment is NOT a suicide pact. It was written BY Westerners FOR Westerners. Just because some pre-modern subhuman thinks he has the religious right to rape a Western woman – and a judge sees nothing wrong with that as it is a religious tenet of that barbarian – or to hack-off the head of a Westerner does NOT mean he does. The idea that this non-religious cult cannot be discriminated against is not only stupefyingly insane – it is suicidal.
When beheadings begin to happen here, especially by a radicalized American citizen – it will be time simply to imprison all muslims until they all can be deported – and to deport them as fast as humanly possible.
FDR imprisoned 110,000 people based on race – people who had done no harm to anyone.
Well, these people are harming Americans on a daily basis… yet our government does.. NOTHING?
Nothing in the DNA of ANY species requires it to do nothing while existential enemies crawl around killing its members.