Thursday, February 28, 2013

Do We Still Believe the Lies?

Do we still believe the lies coming from Washington? Is the agony of thought still more dreadful to us than the plundering of our nation? Does apathy swell within us, or does the tide now turn and our hearts of stone melt? Do we cling to selfishness or fall away into service?

The answer to each of these questions cannot come from some place outside of you, but must be made within each of us. The politicians, now more than ever, are raising one crisis after another in a desperate attempt to keep us in either perpetual fear or apathy. Either way they win, we lose. They keep power, we lose freedom, and our country.

They  know that the worse things get the less people care about the outside world. People who struggle to get by rarely struggle for freedom. Don't withdraw from the events of the country. To unplug from the pulse of the nation is to go back to bed on a sinking ship. Once you become aware of the waters around you, it will be far to late to escape.

Do not let your frustration drive you to stop thinking. Educate yourself about what we face as a nation. Make yourself some one others can rely upon for truth. And make your voice heard. We still have a chance to save this nation. Join a group that shares your values, stay informed, and don't stop contacting the dunces in Washington. They need to be told which way is up more often then a drunk on a roller-coaster. Call them, email them, write them. However you do it, tell the people in Washington to get their act together. If we never speak out, we have no one to blame but ourselves for the loss of our country.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Attacking Concealed Carry

Outside-the-Waistband-Gun-Holster.jpg.jpegThe Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in their infinite shortsightedness and desire to take another chip out of our freedom has ruled that carrying a firearm concealed is not protected under the Second Amendment.

This is prime example of the levels the government and the courts will go to read their bias and ideology into the laws. They restrict freedoms because the Bill of Rights is phrased more broadly than they can handle. They fear, of all travesties, that they might have to actually trust people instead of dictating every human behavior. Thus they expand their power by reading into the Constitution all manner of restrictions and provisions that are no where to be read so that they can keep all the peons in check.

The 4th and 2nd Amendments are both assaulted in this absurd ruling:

2nd Amendment (2A for short)
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed

4th Amendment (4A for short)
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable clause, supported by Oath, or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The 2A says that I have a right to bear, not bare, arms. Bear is defined as carrying or transporting. Bare is uncovered or naked. We have a right to

Monday, February 25, 2013

Gun Manufacturers are Standing for Freedom!

Weapons_of_MW2_Primary_RPD_and_FAL-1024x777.jpgIn the news recently, you may have seen that a host of gun and gun accessories manufacturers and suppliers have pledged not to sell to police and officials within states that would otherwise ban the sale of their product to citizens. I wish I could thank each and every one of you personally, THANK YOU for standing for freedom!

This is one of the best actions I have ever seen taken in the promotion of freedom. It's non violent, non threatening, and makes a damn good point, and I wish I had the resources to buy a product from every one of them. I can't do that, but what I can do is post the list here of all the ones I know of so that any one of you can buy what you need from them. I got the list from The Blaze, who got from NC Gun Blog.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Education is the Problem...And the Answer

The decay of our country can be directly attributed to one factor: Education. Our children are not our future, they are the future. Our childhood defines us more than we like to admit. What you are taught and how you are treated in school defines you. If you are not told the truth, you base your perspective on lies and false premises that do nothing to aid you in finding a path to success. For what is school, but the attempt to teach a child how to succeed as an adult?

Yet our schools don't teach our children truth, they teach them propaganda, anti-american, Progressive lies. We are working on the 4th generation of these lies, and each being subjected to successively greater lies and false principles. This has severe consequences, and we are seeing those consequences today.

All of the problems we see when we look around the country stem from this education. Children who first got exposed to Progressive teachings in the late '50s and early '60s are now adults, and in the political ranks. Do we expect to change the minds of men and women in their 50's and 60's who have spent their entire lives not only believing lies, but in some cases devoting their life's work to these lies? It isn't possible.

Our only hope is to rescue the next generation. It may already be far to late for the majority of kids who have graduated or dropped out of high school. They have never been taught the meaning or value of the Constitution. They have never been taught the truth on our founding fathers, their beliefs, and what drove them to do what they did. Our children are even being taught that the founders of our nation were terrorists. Nor were these children ever taught critical thinking skills, as that would undermine the whole system of propaganda they are expected to believe.

I'm barely scratching the surface, but it is imperative that

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Most Disastrous Disconnect

Today we are facing a disaster that hides in plain sight. Nearly 60% of eligible voters stayed home last November. We can only speculate as to their reasoning but if their frustrations are anything similar to my own, there just wasn't a choice last November You voted for either a slow boat to China, or a speed boat. Or if your like myself and wasn't going to play the system, you voted for someone you actually agreed with, but had no hope of even leaving the dock.

What we have then is a government that is representative of only 40% of the population. A minority. This minority control leads to further disenfranchisement by those of us who actually care and want to see a change, and those of us who are so disgusted we have given up on the system.

This message is for every one, disgusted, frustrated, infuriated, or enthralled. Regardless of your voting status last November, you can influence this government, however FUBARed it may be. The way you go about this is to let your congressmen know how you want them to act on issues that matter to you.

For all the people who vote, only a handful ever contact their state and federal public servants. So few people contact them that if a public official gets 50, only 50 e-mails on a particular subject, it is considered

Friday, February 15, 2013

Principles of Proper Taxation

Taxes are a must. Civilization demands government, and government can't function without an income, and that income must either be gifted or compulsory. No one gives government anything willingly so it must therefor be compulsory.

This does not justify all taxation. The principles that govern proper taxation are not void of justice. They are clear, simple and few. 1) Taxes must come from expenditures and acquisitions never creations and possessions. 2) Taxes must be apportioned equally to the individuals and entities involved. 3) Taxes must be single digit percentages.

1) Taxes must come from expenditures and acquisitions never creations and possessions. Taking from the creators will destroy the economy, and taxing continued possession of property and real estate destroys the wealth of individuals. Taxes necessarily discourage the actions they are imposed upon. When imposed upon inaction, they rot the core of financial independence for the masses.

2) Taxes must be apportioned equally to the individuals and entities involved. Removing more money from one person than another for the same action allows a government to single out individuals and individual people groups and entities for destruction. Taking a greater percentage from one than another for any and all reasons is the first step down the road to a tyrannical taxation system.

3) Taxes must be single digit percentages. The larger the tax percentage the fewer the taxable transactions. Greater quantities of transactions allow the economy to grow, and each transaction yields a piece of revenue for government. Thus it stands to reason that the smaller the tax the better for all. The tax cannot be 0% as this would yield no income, and conversely 100% would yield income for only a moment, before collapsing the economy. The sliding scale would indicate that the revenue is greatest in the present when taxes are slightly less than 20%, yet the greatest growth in the economy would still occur at 0% tax. A growing economy will over time yield greater income than a tax imposed at 18-19% for the highest yield upon the current economy. Thus by halving the highest yielding tax rate we promote the greatest possible compromise between current tax revenue and future expansion of the economy and subsequent revenues. Thus 9% should be the maximum tax imposed upon free peoples.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vote Your Values, not Your Chances

Year after year nothing changes. The same people, and the same type of people are elected. We complain, we protest, and then we reelect them. Why? Cause we gotta win of course!

And that's the problem. As counteractive as this may be, if you want to change the government you have to stop voting for who you think can win, and instead vote your values.

Yup, your guy probably won't win, at least not until we get more people to understand this. But you won't be contributing to the problem.

They, the Republicans and the Democrats, are perfectly happy to maintain status quo while getting us to be split along party lines and keep voting for our color instead of for who really matches our values.

To put it another way, there will be no change until the people stop voting for the top red or blue candidate, and start voting for the man or woman that best reflects the values and principles of the voter, regardless of the letter in front of the name, the animal on the pin, or color on the chart.

When we vote our values we win. If we treat voting like gambling, then just like in Vegas, the Houses will win, the white one, and both chambers in congress.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Burning the Constitution, Article 1, Section 8

Article I
Section 8
1:  The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

 The 16th amendment modified this clause, allowing taxation to be dis-proportioned. Again, the Congress has stepped beyond it's bounds by allowing the IRS to be it's tax collector. The intent wasn't to have another government agency to go collect taxes. The government of the United States wasn't supposed to have a tax code that was thousands of pages long.

2:  To borrow Money on the credit of the United States;

Wow have they taken liberty with that one.
3:  To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
4:  To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
5:  To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

Can you say "Federal Reserve?" For those who don't know, the Federal Reserve is a NON government agency, that is OWNED by various BANKS and FOREIGN governments (via investing in it and lending to it) prints our money and determines it's value.

6:  To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;
7:  To establish Post Offices and post Roads;

Note that it doesn't say "to deliver the postage." The government wasn't supposed to be involved with business. Here the intent was to use the resources of the government to expand and protect the citizens rights to to communicate with each other. It also greatly improves your ability do defend the country if you can communicate freely and easily. So they are supposed to make roads for whomever it is that does deliver the mail, and establish the offices from which the mail can be sent, ensuring that a monopoly on such a valuable commodity WOULDN'T occur with private business. But instead they decided to just go and monopolize the mail system any way, and lose money on it every year.

8:  To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
9:  To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;
10:  To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offences against the Law of Nations;
11:  To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

 Where do I start? The President has been making war on his own since Bush #1, arguably earlier. The Congress has also handed the President the power to do as he pleases with "enemy combatants" in at least three bills I know of, the last of which was the "Defense Appropriations" bill from last year.

12:  To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;
13:  To provide and maintain a Navy;
14:  To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;
15:  To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
16:  To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

No, we are not supposed to have a standing army, that's how you get in trouble eventually. Tyrants, and dictators just love standing armies. WE are supposed to be the standing army, and Congress is supposed to provide us weapons. However it is the States that are to determine the officers and the specifics of the training. Again the founders were damn clever. They intended for Congress to fund the States militias, insuring the States retained their limited sovereignty and power.

Some argue that a standing army is a must in modern times, and that little old Americans can't repel or even dissuade a foreign invader. They are sorely mistaken. Japan refused to invade because we would have "a rifle behind every blade of grass" and the Soviet Union decided that if they had to invade, go through Alaska, cause there is no one there. They also noted to avoid Texas at all costs, cause they have lots of guns. Yes, regular old people with good military equipment can scare the pants off of foreign invaders. There is no reason to be have a standing army. A Navy, now that's different. A navy allows you to project your power, and defend your shores. It's critical to a free people. I would argue so is an air force today.
17:  To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the Acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

People were not supposed to live in D.C. Hence there is no provision for their representation. Ten square miles is a decent sized lot, but small enough to walk from one side to the other in an hour or so. It is more than enough space for all the essential buildings, but nor large enough to establish a town. But the D.C. of today is nearly 70 square miles! And it has a mayor! Clear violations of this clause.

18:  To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Monday, February 11, 2013

We Already Have to Much Gun Control

Source: How Stuff Works
The purpose of having guns in the first place is security against enemies, both foreign and domestic. I've heard from more than one person that an armed rebellion for the purpose of saving, or restoring a proper constitutional governance would stand no chance against the United States Military. That right there should convince you that we have far to much "gun control" already.

It's a common misconception that being prepared for conflict is to be in favor of it. Nothing could be farther from the truth. No one wants any armed conflict to break out. No one sane anyway. Yet it's pretty obvious our government is flexing it's tyrannical muscle, and that never ends well. History is full of warnings, and dead civilians, from governments deciding they rule and we grovel. Being prepared for such eventualities is no different than preparing for a break in (of your house). You don't want it, but you damn sure are going to be prepared for it.

The best way to go about that is to make sure the government is intimidated by the people, not the other way round. You do that by getting as many good quality high powered arms in the hands of as many citizens as possible, with more than enough ammo for all. If the weapons we are "allowed" to possess are so militarily insufficient that our government doesn't see us as an obstacle to power, then what's to stop them if they decided to go all Mao Zedong on us? And what's to stop another country, say China, from deciding that if they get past our navy, the "endless waves of grain" looks mighty tasty?

Maintaining a well armed populace,  keeps the tyrants at bay, both the elected and invading varieties (a good number of tyrants are elected initially). Plus it irritates the hell out of cowards, which is always a plus.

If we the people have big enough guns, and a big enough vote, then they they government will be more inclined to leave us alone. And that is a successful republic.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Why Privacy Matters

What is the danger in the government knowing everything? Listening in on everything? Tracking everything you do, and every place you go, and establishing a network of ever person you know? Your not doing anything wrong after all. You've got nothing to hide. So why should you be concerned?

Well, your not doing anything wrong by your perspective. Information is power, and if those with the information don't like what they see, you could be in for a lot of trouble. Here is some of what they already know about you:
  • E-mail, all of it ever sent, or received, regardless if you delete it or not
  • Chat, every word every typed into any chat application
  • Twitter, all of it
  • Facebook, every post, picture, and everything you deleted that you hope no one noticed
  • Flicker, all of it, again including the stuff you posted, then removed
  • Text records, every text sent or received, including the ones your wife/girlfriend sent you
  • Phone records, every call, recorded, not just who calls who, but what is said is recorded
  • Internet traffic, everything you do online is recorded
  • Every search is recorded, and attached to you to build a profile of you to predict your actions
  • Your daily routine, when does your computer connect to the internet, when does it disconnect
Even the traffic cameras on the roads leave a record of every car that passes by them. Walk into a store, your on camera. Buy anything with a credit card or check, it's recorded. If you use cash but have to show your ID, your probably recorded.

They know what car you drive, where you work, and the cameras tell them where you go. How often you fill your gas tank (credit card records) gives them a very accurate pattern of your movements and a good guess of how far you move outside of where cameras are placed.Your entire life is compiled in real time as it happens. They know you and your history far better than you do.

The NSA has all this stuff, right now, they have been recording it for years. They have recorded so much information on American citizens thanks to the Patriot Act they have to build a MASSIVE storage facility to house all the servers they need to hold information they are still collecting on us.

"So what?" you say? Well lets say that you disagree with what the current administration is doing. I'm not talking about Obama here. I'm talking about in general, with any president. You don't like him. You post funny things about him on your facebook.  Or you chat and e-mail your friends about how much you hate his policies and what he's doing to the country. How you can't wait for November so he can get voted out.

One of your comments gets flagged at the NSA. Why? Why me, I'm not doing anything wrong at all. Wrong by who's count? Yours or theirs? You don't know what they are profiling. You don't know what things get flagged, and why other things are ignored. We don't know how it's determined. So can you really say you haven't done anything that the NSA thinks is wrong? No you can't. This is why privacy matters.

If you've ever wondered how innocent Americans end up on the "No Fly" list, now you know. Feinstein wants a bill that would, if not implement, augment a "No Buy" list for guns. How many other lists are going to be made? You want to be on one? There no way to get off of them, as the NSA operates above the law. Lists are the first step on the road to death camps. That's not exaggeration, it's what history shows happens if this continues unchecked. This is why privacy matters.

What if you get flagged? Now you're on the "No Fly" list. They raid your house one day while your at work. Oh they can. And they don't need a search warrent. Not under the Patriot act. You just come home to a house in shambles with an official notice slapped on your door. This is why privacy matters.

Right now, they are making lists. But what's next? We know what happens. Nazi Germany stands as a warning in history. Communist Russia stands as a warning in history. Communist China also stands as a warning in history. Breach of privacy leads to lists, lists leads to restrictions, restrictions leads to incarcerations, which then escalate into concentration camps of "dissidents."

Information is power. Keeping the information of your life private keeps you in control of this power. Allowing this privacy to be breached gives the power over to the government. Power corrupts, and the more information the government collects, the more power they have and the more corrupt they become. This is why privacy matters. In short, a private society, is a free society.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Burning the Constitution, Article1, Sections 1-7

Source: Conservative Action Alerts
In this series I intend to highlight the common practices of our government which we have come to accept as normal that are flagrantly unconstitutional. I will start at the beginning, and go to the end. Italicized text is quoted from the Constitution, and will have what appears to be spelling errors and odd capitalization because the language has evolved since that time period. Red text will highlight some of the violations we have come to accept as routine for the previously quoted sections or amendments.

Article I

Section 1
All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.

The legislature has granted their power to both the Executive Branch and regulatory agencies. This clause states specifically that ALL legislative powers are vested in Congress. It does not grant them the power to transfer this responsibility. The purpose of vesting all legislative powers within the legislature of the United States is to ensure that laws come from elected officials, not appointed bureaucrats with no accountability. Neither was there the intent for the president to dictate law like a king via Executive Orders, and create regulatory agencies himself.

Sections 2, 3, 4, and 5, amazingly are not routinely broken so far as I'm currently aware.

Section 6
1:  The Senators and Representatives shall receive a Compensation for their Services, to be ascertained by Law, and paid out of the Treasury of the United States.6   They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same; and for any Speech or Debate in either House, they shall not be questioned in any other Place.
2:  No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.

Crimes that would have any of us in jail with multiple felonies are routinely overlooked for the privileged legislators. Insider trading, bribery, prostitution, etc. Nearly all of them have broken their oath, and potentially committed treason by voting for various legislative acts that violate the Constitution. The Patriot Act, Affordable Healthcare Act, and Defense Authorization Act being three examples.

Section 7 is followed to a reasonable extent, as it deals more with procedure more than power.

Keep an eye out for more posts in this series, and if you have any routine violations you want included, post them in the comments with a source, and I'll consider them.

Friday, February 1, 2013

What is Gun Restriction Really About?

What is this gun debate really about? Is it really to save the children? Is it really to save lives? If the people trying to pass legislation that would restrict gun ownership in the name of saving lives really wanted to actually save lives, wouldn't you expect them to first go after the things taking the most lives? I would, why waste the majority of your efforts on something that doesn't cause the majority of deaths? So for the effort we are seeing placed on gun restrictions you would expect death from guns, especially for children, to be the number one killer in this country wouldn't you?

So let's see what the major killers are, in order from most to least deaths. Source: CDC
  • Heart disease: 597,689
  • Cancer: 574,743
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 138,080
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 129,476
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 120,859
  • Alzheimer's disease: 83,494
  • Diabetes: 69,071
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,476
  • Influenza and Pneumonia: 50,097
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 38,364
Gun violence doesn't even make it into the top ten. According to this PDF where the list is extended on page 19, we find that all the way at the bottom, number fifteen, is death by Pneumonitus, which I've never heard of and had to look up. It's lung inflammation near as I can tell (thanks Wikipedia). The chart lists fatalities in 2010 as 5.5 per 100,000 people, which over a population of 310 million is 17,500 deaths from Pneumonitus. Gun fatalities don't make it into the top fifteen things most likely to kill you.

Now most of the things up there are diseases, and I can see the argument now, something like this: "It's not always possible to stop diseases and we do devote tremendous resources into stopping those diseases. We need to focus on other things that we can control to reduce unnecessary deaths." I concede the point, so what up there can we influence more? The only one on the list that fits this criteria is accidents.
Back to the CDC's website (got to love a website dedicated to keeping track of how people die right?) and we find this:

All unintentional injury deaths

  • Number of deaths: 120,859
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 39.1
  • Cause of death rank: 5

Unintentional fall deaths

  • Number of deaths: 26,009
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 8.4

Motor vehicle traffic deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,687
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.9

Unintentional poisoning deaths

  • Number of deaths: 33,041
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.7
Gun accidents don't even make it onto this list. which compiles government statistics says that 0.6% of all accidental deaths are firearm related, which comes out to approximately 700 or so in any given year. Clearly the NRA, GOA, and various other firearms educators have done an excellent job with hunter safety courses and general firearms safety courses.

And that brings me to a critical fact. Education, not regulation, is the key to fixing problems related to accidents. 33,000 people die every year on the road. How many could be saved if "Drivers Ed" actually taught you how to drive, that is, taught you how to regain control of a vehicle, how to drive in inclement weather, and how to take evasive action, etc etc. How many lives could be saved? Is this not a much better use of our time and effort than restricting the rights of citizens in a twisted attempt to stop criminals who don't obey the law to begin with? More on that later.

So with all the people up in arms (pun intended) over gun violence because of a recent tragic event, where does gun violence come in? Well according to the CDC again:

Firearm homicides

  • Number of deaths: 11,078
  • Deaths per 100,000 population: 3.6
Notice something important?  When a firearm is used, it's used intentionally, which means, very likely, that if a firearm wasn't available the crime would be committed any way, in another fashion. It's ironic that in China, right around the same time period as Sandy Hook, a mad man slashed a bunch of students with a knife. You can't stop criminals from doing what criminals do.

Chicago is a poster child for this concept: gun regulation doesn't prevent gun violence, it exacerbates it. They had 500 murders in 2012, yet it's illegal to own, carry, buy, sell, transport, and maybe even look at a gun of any type in that city. Only this past week, a girl who had performed at Obama's inauguration was killed in Chicago. Shot dead while sheltering from the rain with friends. In January 2013, yes last month as of today, they had 40 murders. Regulation isn't solving the problem.

Yet look at Houston, Texas. Another prosperous city, but few restrictions on guns. They had 216 murders last year, one of the lowest in the nation for large cities. The gun laws aren't stopping any one from killing in Chicago, yet in Houston, you have the option of carrying a gun to defend yourself and the number of murders is less than half of Chicago's.

Don't forget that many murders are criminal on criminal. As a law abiding citizen, if you can carry a gun, you're all the safer as you are more likely to encounter rapists and robbers than some one who's direct intent is killing you. reports that citizens draw their guns to defend themselves, others, or property nearly 2.5 million times a year. That 2.5 million crimes that DON'T happen because of law abiding heat packers.

What Adam Lanza did was a terrible thing, but regulations will not stop a mad man. Criminals don't follow the law. They can get illegal guns when citizens can't get legal ones. He stole legally owned weapons from his mother, and killed her for them. These are not the actions of a normal person that takes right and wrong into consideration, these are the actions of some one who is deeply disturbed or very removed from reality. The criminals will always have guns, one way or another. It remains to be seen if the People will as well.

Putting signs up advertising the places where guns are illegal is also the dumbest thing I can possibly think of doing. Actually no, making public places where it's illegal to carry weapons is the dumbest thing ever, advertising these places is the second.

We are literally advertising to criminals where the best places to commit crimes are. All they have to do is look for this sign and they know it's theirs to do as they please.

Oh, and the guns that Lanza stole, they all complied with the "Assault Weapons Ban" in Connecticut. The guns were legal, the mags were all 10 round mags. Clearly the proposed laws would have done NOTHING to stop this maniac. You know what would though? A teacher with a gun. If you wouldn't trust a teacher with a gun to protect your child, why would you dare let them teach your child in the first place?

No this isn't about saving lives. I wish it were, then we could argue our case and make our points and win arguments, and get common sense deregulation implemented. No, this is about control, and that's why we can't get our point across because those seeking regulations have an agenda.

Gun regulations won't save any more lives, they will undoubtedly result in more deaths as more citizens will be disarmed, and the government knows this, THEY ARE THE ONES WHO DID THE STATISTICAL ANALYSES THAT PROVES THIS!

Our government, as I've said before in previous posts, is waxing tyrannical, and tyrants hate to be challenged. An unarmed population is no threat to tyranny, and they wish to disarm us by any means necessary. I urge you to contact your senators and your reps, both in the state and federal legislative branches. Let them know, not only do you want them to oppose all measures that would further restrict our ability to acquire weaponry, but warn them that if they don't you will actively work against them when they come up for reelection. Feinstein’s bill has been submitted. It must be opposed.

Don't let universal background checks fool you either. They want to use those to make a "No Buy" list just like the mysterious "No Fly" list. No one will know what triggers you being put on the list, but once your on, there is no way to get off. You just lose your rights, that easily.

Recording sales is Step 1, registration and/or restriction is Step 2, confiscation is Step 3. We are at Step 2, and we best get a move on because if we lose to Step 2, there is no stopping Step 3

Don't let them win the argument with pleads to emotion. Get the facts, and set the record straight.