Saturday, February 6, 2021
Monday, December 14, 2020
What does Florida have in common with South Carolina, California, New York, and Illinois, along with D.C.?
The fact that Florida will put you in jail just for peacefully carrying your holstered pistol uncovered in public, even if licensed to carry.
You can, however, get away with it if you are hunting, fishing, camping, target shooting, or going to or from one of these activities - and ironically, during those exceptions you don't even need a license to carry, so the issue clearly isn't about trust or safety, but merely how it looks.
Republican state politicians in Florida love to give lip service about how much they support and defend Second Amendment Rights, but they continually appoint leadership in the State Senate who always block bills that legalize open carry from ever getting a floor vote.
The gutless wonders fear it will hurt tourism. Never mind that tourism doesn't seem to suffer in the 45 states where open carry is legal, and where 30 of those states don't require a carry license to do it.
So what can one do, when nothing ever gets done to restore liberty despite years of effort? When writing emails, letters, making phone calls, and speaking with lawmakers in person gets about as much done as spitting in the wind?
Protest! And do it creatively and deliciously.
How, you might ask? Here are a few ways to figuratively poke a thumb in the eye of hypocrites who continually deny your right to carry in the manner that you choose:
1. Openly carry ammunition. It's perfectly legal, as there's no state law in Florida against it. And more so, there's no local laws against it - or at least any that could be legally enforced. That's because ammunition in Florida enjoys state preemption.
Don't try this on private property, but on public property where you have the right to be, and are behaving not causing any problems, carry your spare ammo magazines on your hip openly. Even wear an ammo belt with your cartridges clearly showing.
Better yet, wear a bandoleer or two across your chest. You cannot be lawfully trespassed from public property when you are not breaking the law and are following lawful rules and regulations.
Now, it's conceivable you might be barred entry from certain public places due to some made up "it just ain't safe" rule. But record the encounter and sue them if you are able to. If it's at a Fair on public property, just tell them you don't plan to ride any rides and see what happens. They just might let you in.
But you can surely wear ammo on public beaches, walking down a public street, walking into a public library, or city hall, etc.
2. Wear a t-shirt with a pistol pic and the words, "Lawfully Armed Citizen", or "Licensed and Carrying". Download a free graphics program such as "The Gimp" or "Inkscape" and create the graphic, then print it out on transfer paper and iron it on your shirt.
3. Openly wear a pistol-shaped holster with a lid, such as for the P-38 pistol. Don't put a pistol in it, as a corrupt judge might still let an open carry charge stand against you. Instead, put a spare ammo magazine or some loose ammo in it - because remember, ammunition also enjoys state preemption along with firearms, and ammo ain't a firearm. Only firearms are barred from open carry.
If you carry it completely empty, you lose the leverage of state preemption. You gotta cover the angles whenever you can. And having a lid means no one can see inside it, so even though it might look like you are advertising you are carrying a gun, whatever is in it is still concealed, because the holster is not transparent. In any case, advertising you are carrying is not against the law. Open carry means you can SEE the firearm itself.
4. "Printing" is not illegal. You can wear a full-sized pistol on your side in an outside-the-waistband holster, with a long t-shirt pulled tight over it, and as long as the gun itself cannot be seen, it is perfectly legal, even if it is obvious it is a gun, so PRINT! Better yet, do it in groups on public property whenever you can.
5. Freedom Cover! Wear this little cloth covering over your pistol. A few have been wearing these in Florida with no reports of arrests yet. Not saying it can't happen, but you'd probably beat the charge and be in a position to sue for false arrest.
But if a little unsure about this method of protest, put a plastic training gun in a holster and put this cloth over it. It would still be a powerful First Amendment statement.
USE these FIRST AMENDMENT free speech activities to impress upon lawmakers that you are serious about restoring your liberty to carry how you wish to carry.
Who says that you must hide your rights in order to exercise them? Now you may wish to only conceal your firearm and that's fine, but if you truly love liberty you will advocate for free citizens to carry as they wish.
We don't all want to carry the same way, but we should all want every free citizen the choice to carry as they will, openly or concealed.
***This article is NOT meant to spur debate on which type of carry is best. Rather, it's a call to get the law changed, so that our rights in this area will no longer be violated.***
It's high time we take off the gloves and get in their face, figuratively speaking, to demand our liberty. If they refuse to legalize open carry, then make it as embarrassing as possible to them until they relent.
Friday, December 4, 2020
Laws that ban guns in public places certainly don't live up to their hype. Criminals somehow manage to bring their guns and other weapons in regardless, to do their evil.
So what do local governments do when they don't have a magic law that purportedly keeps out armed criminals? They LIE! Later on here, I will provide a couple of examples.
They leave false information up on their websites stating that firearms are not permitted in the park or other publicly owned property, when in fact firearms may indeed be legally carried by law-abiding citizens under their particular state's laws.
And here's the rub - neither laws nor lies keep out criminals with guns one whit. They are designed to disarm citizens who wish to merely be able to keep themselves and their families safe from rapists, robbers, and murderers, who, believe it or not, do actually wind up in nice public spaces to terrorize innocent people. Just because it's relatively rare doesn't mean one must not provide for their own protection and that of their loved ones, as the stakes are high.
The police will quickly tell you they cannot be everywhere at all times. In other words, "You cannot depend on us to always be able to come to your rescue."
Citizens who follow the rules will read disinformation on government websites thinking they can't be legally armed in a particular place, and they will either not go, or they will go unarmed. Now this could be a lawsuit in the making if a disarmed person was injured or killed because of a criminal attack on that property if it could be shown that the disinformation was a factor.
One might argue that folks could just look up the law and make a judgement call about whether the lie is a lie or whether it's the truth. But truth be told most of us are not lawyers, and will trust government officials to be accurate, or at least to not deliberately lie to us.
Here's a blurb just taken from Nashville's Parks and Recreation website:
However, in 2015 Tennessee passed a state law which removed the authority of local governments to ban guns in parks that are carried by law-abiding citizens (in TN, you must have a handgun carry permit to carry in public), with the exception being that metal detectors are in use to screen everyone entering, which was added in 2017.
Nashville has had five years to correct their website but has chosen not to do so. Doesn't government periodically update their websites, at least once in five years? Plus, I'm sure at least ONE person has pointed it out to them via a phone call or email within that time frame. ***
Does it surprise you that Nashville local government is run by Democrats?
Nashville's Code of Ordinances that was updated just this year still contains the prohibition of firearms in their public parks, even for those who are licensed to carry:Code of Ordinances
Online content updated on August 24, 2020 <--- this is my arrow
THE CODE OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY TENNESSEE Codified through Ordinance No. BL2020-298, approved June 10, 2020. (Supp. No. 33 (7/20)
13.24.440 - Explosives, fireworks and firearms.
"We appreciate your asking for clarification on this matter, which we are happy to provide. The website statement was investigated by the Attorney General’s office, and because it is a request and not a prohibition, it was determined to be compliant with Alabama law. To quote the letter from the Attorney General’s office, 'the Vulcan Park website contains park rules that request guests to refrain from carrying firearms', but the rules are ‘not meant to carry any threat of enforcement.’
In other words, "We leave this disinformation on our website because we can, you serfs who wish to carry a firearm."
Friday, October 23, 2020
Enough came out in this second debate that should have undecideds now well decided... for Trump.
In the Presidential Debate Oct. 22nd, Biden denied ever opposing fracking. President Trump then promised on the spot that he would later show the video. And here it is:
Either Biden has dementia or is a lying sleazeball, or both. Even CNN called Biden a liar:
Along these lines of closing down critical parts of American industry, there was this exchange at the debate:
Trump: "Would you close down the oil industry?"
Biden: "I would transition from the oil industry, yes."
With Biden having his way, millions of well paying jobs would disappear. Not to mention that our military runs on oil, so it would dramatically hurt our national security. You can't fly fighter jets, cargo planes, helicopters, and bombers on windmill, solar, or battery power.
In this same debate Biden also painted the police in general as racists, stating that there is "systemic racism" such that blacks have to be taught special safety tips to keep from getting shot by the police. He said:
“I never had to tell my daughter, if she’s pulled over, make sure she puts — for a traffic stop — put both hands on top of the wheel and don’t reach for the glove box, because someone may shoot you,” he said. “But a Black parent, no matter how wealthy or how poor they are, has to teach their child: When you are walking down the street, don’t have a hoodie on when you go across the street. Making sure that you in fact, if you get pulled over, just ‘Yes sir,' ‘no sir,’ hands on top of the wheel.” (as printed in the NYTimes.com)
Friday, September 25, 2020
Facebook is blocking the website where you can read an official 39 page police report on the Breonna Taylor incident. This report lists facts that apparently contradict the narrative of the leftist media.
This is just another reason for Congress to call Facebook into account for their biased censorship in violation of Federal Communications law.
Let's see if they will block my short article for including a link to the report here:
Thursday, September 17, 2020
"This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation." (bold mine)
If this bill were to become law, it would mean that a person born a biological male would be allowed to compete in girls' high school or college sports, as long as that person identified as female, even with all birth organs intact, and could not be discriminated against (prevented from competing based on biological sex).
Think about those born male who possess significantly more natural testosterone and muscle mass in athletic competitions against biological females, who are trying to win college scholarships, medals, and trophies.
As of June 2019, LGBTQ Rights was his NUMBER ONE legislative priority. The "T" in that acronym stands for "transgender". This means a biological male identifying as female, and vice-versa.
Google's online dictionary defines "transgender" as: "denoting or relating to a person whose sense of personal identity and gender does not correspond with their birth sex."
Apparently, the Democrats' claim to be the champions of women empowerment really means that biological males should unfairly compete against biological females in sports where strength and speed are essential to winning.
Is their hatred and head-in-sand denial of factual biological differences between the male and female sex so great that they are willing to do the exact opposite of what they purport to do, empower women?
Perhaps their goal is simply to break down all traditional societal norms, even if that means causing harm to the very ones they claim to support. If that's the plan, that's rather perverse.
Let's see if Facebook will censor this article because of "lack of context". Facebook needs to be called before Congress again and held accountable for its biased censoring favoring "progressives", leftists, communists, Marxists.
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Saturday, August 29, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Is it a coincidence that all these Mayors are Democrats?
Governor Kemp finally stepped up to the plate and stated that these local ordinances and orders are not worth the paper they are written on. Well, the exact word he used was "unenforceable".