Saturday, March 31, 2018

New Vermont Gun Control Law © 2018 Phillip Evans

Republicans and Democrats are both hard at work not letting a "tragedy go to waste" in order to forward their anti-liberty agendas. Granted, most of the tyrants are Democrats, but far more Republicans are tyrants at heart than you might think. They are just better at keeping it a secret until they stab you in the back, like the one below just did.

Republican Gov. Phil Scott, Public Domain Photo

The bill will punish anyone who sells a firearm to anyone under 21, so 18-20 year old adults can kiss their right of self-defense good-bye, unless they have the good fortune of receiving a firearm as a gift. 

The bill will limit rifle ammo magazines to 10 rounds (you know, the same 10-round magazines used by the Parkland school shooter), and pistol ammo magazines will be limited to 15 rounds.

Seems like this is not about safety at all, but an incremental stripping of our rights. If they really believed magazine capacity saved lives, they'd at least put the limit at no more than 3 rounds, wouldn't they? After all, you don't need more than 3 shots to kill a deer, right? And we all just know that the Second Amendment is about deer or duck hunting!

Vermont politicians must be happy with mass shootings that take only up to 17 lives, because they didn't do one thing to reduce rifle magazine capacity below the magic number of 10 that Cruz used to kill his victims with. I suppose they are just guarding against those mass shootings that take more than 17 lives by banning rifle magazines with more than a 10 round capacity. Note my sarcasm here?

Does Gov. Scott really believe that criminals will turn in their "high capacity" magazines"? There's only hundreds of MILLIONS of them in circulation in our country, and with replacing worn out springs every several years, along with a little cleaning once in a while, they will last at least 100 years.

Even if they were magically all gone, they are not difficult to make. Just take an existing magazine, cut it, weld in an extension, and install a longer spring. No big deal. They are not going away.

I believe a much better way they are not going away is for good citizens to simply tell Gov. Scott to shove it where the sun don't shine and to just keep their peacefully owned property. And if Gov. Scott wants to take them by force, he can bring his own guns and try it. Molon Labe!

"I know why they are disappointed. But I think at the end of the day, they'll soon learn that what we have proposed, what's being passed at this time, doesn't intrude upon the 2nd Amendment. It doesn't take away guns, and I believe that we will get accustomed to the new normal, which is trying to address this underlying violence that we are seeing across the nation." - Gov. Phil Scott

Oh, excuse me. It's just that we need to "learn" to accept the "new normal". Of what? Of watching our right to keep and bear arms be diminished bite by hungry bite? So the bill doesn't confiscate guns? Oh, thank you, Mr. Highness Governor! We are so fortunate for your magnanimous offer not to come shoot us and take our guns!

But you know, our guns do run on ammo magazines, and if it please the crown, sir, we'd like to not have to reload as often when we need to use our guns to protect ourselves and our loved ones from multiple criminals breaking into our homes, or from tyrants that later decide not to stop at magazine bans, but who also enact gun bans.

Tyrants do not stop until their tyranny is satisfied. According to Gov. Scott, the "new normal" is a process of "trying to address". Ask him if he thinks we are at the end of this process. If he is honest, he will tell you, "No". That means they have MORE infringements planned. More bites to take from us. Like piranhas, they will nibble again when they are hungry again. When they think they can get away with it again.

Like the frog in the pot of water, we are gradually being boiled without jumping out as they slowly turn up the temperature, without daring to go too far at once. That has been their plan all along.

See that grin on his face in the photo above? That's the same grin he will have when one of you up there in Vermont gets busted and goes to prison over a small metal and plastic container that holds more rounds of ammo than the government dictates you should be able to have in one. They have plenty of oath-breaker armed enforcers to do it to you, and they will sleep well at night while you are separated from your family, unable to provide for and protect them. 

Maybe we can borrow the "March For Our Lives" slogan, "Enough is enough!", and make our own demands of them to get their grubby hands OFF of our freedom. And if they won't...

Losing liberty doesn't always come at once. They nibble a little here and a little there, the tyrannical bastards, knowing if they did it all at once, it would be too much to not wake the sleeping giant that would rise up and lay a proper 1776 on them.

If they keep that up, they just might need to quickly make their plane reservations for Canada or Britain. 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tyrant And Liar Sheriff Scott Israel © 2018 Phillip Evans

Broward County Sheriff's Office Public Domain Photo

"18 year olds should never have a rifle. An 18 year old kid should not have a rifle. An 18 year old kid, they're not adults yet. They're in high school. These kids should not have a rifle. Bump stocks should be illegal. They should be outlawed forever. Automatic rifles should be outlawed forever. And anybody who says different, I don't know about other people, but Emma and I, we're calling B.S. on that." - Sheriff Scott Israel

And on you, Sheriff Israel, I call a tanker-truck load of B.S.

First of all, fully-automatic weapons haven't been used to murder more than a tiny handful of people in the U.S. within at least the last 50 years. Nikolas Cruz used a semi-automatic rifle to kill his victims, not an "automatic rifle". There is a difference. And twice as many people are murdered each year in the U.S. with fists and feet than by all types of rifles combined! The worst school shooting in our nation was at VA Tech with 32 murdered, and no rifle in sight. Two pistols were used by the murderer. 

Will Sheriff Israel call for pistols to be banned when he hears about that? If not, why not?

Additionally, there is ZERO evidence that a bump stock has been used to kill a single person ever in this country. There are probably a couple hundred thousand bump stocks in the hands of citizens in this country, and so far we haven't seen a rash of "bump stock killings", have we?

It has been reported that bump stocks (or at least one) were found in the room of the Vegas killer, but no hard evidence that any were used. If you think that the ratatat-tat you heard in the Vegas video was a bump stock equipped rifle, there are dozens of YouTube videos showing how to rapidly fire a semi-automatic rifle with just your hands and trigger finger just as fast as if you had a bump stock.

With all those MILLIONS of rapid-fire "weapons of war" firearms in the hands of *!gasp!* us ordinary non-badged common folk, you'd think the murder rate with them would at least be equal to the number of people murdered with fists and feet, right?

But anyway, I thought we were talking about preventing school mass shootings. Not a single school shooting has EVER been committed in this country by anyone with either a bump stock equipped rifle or an automatic rifle. ZERO. Nada. That CNN event was a discussion about CONTROL, not about school safety.

So when Sheriff Israel puts forth automatic rifles and bump stocks as being a school shooting problem in our country, or even an ANYWHERE shooting problem in our country, he is a bold-faced LIAR.

As for the arrogant assertion that 18 year olds should never own a rifle - Why should millions of adults under the age of 21 be penalized and stripped of their self-defense rights for the actions of one person, says the anti-gun rights Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students. Oh wait! Silly me, they were not talking about rifles. They were talking about the horror of being forced to carry government issued transparent backpacksOh, the pain, the pain

And as for those under the age of 21 being "kids", I suppose the good Sheriff wants mass murderer Nikolas Cruz to be tried as a juvenile. That is, if he wants to have any consistency in his argument at all. If Cruz was too young for the Sheriff at 19 to possess a rifle, he was just a kid, right? 

Not mature enough to be fully responsible, right? Brain not developed enough, right? We don't cruelly punish criminal children by giving them a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole, do we? 

Scott Israel is one Democrat who can out-democrat most of his communirads. Click here to see how he claimed he was going to de-politicize the Sheriff's Office, but then doubles-down on the politicizing. Rules for others but not for him. That's the way it always is with tyrants, Democrat or RINO.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Arm Students With Rocks To Stop Shooters! © 2018 Phillip Evans

What sort of training will be required of students who want to be armed, and what capacity magazine bags will the government allow them, and what caliber size of.... of rocks will we allow them to (gasp!) possess on screwal (props to Rush Limbaugh for that one), I mean school property?

Public Domain Photo under CC0 Creative Commons License

You know, those things don't have manual safeties on them, and you never know when one will go off by itself. Rocks can kill, so why are we proposing to allow deadly weapons in schools?

Well, the reason it's now being talked about, is because the other options mentioned in the first sentence above have not been working so well. Time to fight back!

Time to throw some lead, I mean granite! Smooth river rocks. The kind that can be thrown 20 at a time at 1200 feet per second from full semi-automatic hands attached to muscled forearms and shoulders. The kind that has that shoulder thing that goes up, whatever that is. But never mind that. We are talking about some serious weapons of war fire-power here!

Let's just hope innocent teachers and students don't get caught in the cross-fire. That would be far worse than any bad guy trying to kill as many people as he can.

And just how are the police to know who is the good guy and who is the bad guy if any rock throwing goes down against an active shooter? The police may just go in with guns blazing and shoot everybody just to be sure!

Or they might not go in at all until it's all over with. You never know how that will shake out when you have law-enforcement on scene in Parkland, Florida waiting it out Feb 14.

You know, just to be sure it's safe they can go on in and count the bodies, but only after they've supervised the surviving victims come out with their hands over their heads. Officer safety and all that at play there. You can't blame them.

So, don't throw rocks at me, I'm just the messenger!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

"Welcome To The Revolution"...Well, Okay Then © 2018 Phillip Evans

"Welcome to the revolution" is what I imagine some of the rebelling colonists saying to the British Red Coats, at least in their minds right before putting some holes through their red coats back in 1775.

Free Creative Commons CC0 Licensed graphic of a raised fist

David Hogg raised his fist at the event as a symbol of the "revolution". And just what are they revolting against? They are protesting against the liberty that free American citizens have to possess so-called "assault weapons".
That made-up term is a bastardization of the legitimate phrase "assault rifle". The U.S. Army defines "assault rifle", first of all, as a "select fire" weapon, meaning that a single trigger pull can fire multiple rounds. The AR-15 (Armalite Rifle) cannot do this, and therefore is not an "assault rifle" under the military's definition, and therefore cannot be considered an "assault weapon", whatever that is supposed to mean.
The AR-15, just like ALL semi-automatic rifles, fires a single round per each pull of the trigger. It accepts detachable magazines which hold various amounts of ammo depending on how long they are. Keep that last sentence in mind when reading the next paragraph.
Their Marxist law-makers are now crafting laws with clever wording which bans all rifles that can accept a detachable magazine which can hold more than ten rounds. Ah, but how is a rifle to know how long an ammo magazine is? If it can accept a short one, it can accept a long one, because all they do is just stick out the from the bottom of the rifle. There is NO MECHANISM on ANY semi-automatic rifle in production that can limit a rifle's ability to accept detachable magazines based on length.

So where did I find such sly wording? In Florida:

And in Ohio:

Have Florida and Ohio been comparing notes?
The vast majority of all brands and models of semi-automatic rifles accept detachable magazines, so this would be a ban of hundreds of different kinds of rifles, not just the AR-15. The shear number of them are in the multiple millions.
Let me make something clear, something the NRA does not have the guts to do. Even fully-automatic assault rifles should be freely owned by any free American citizen who desires to. 

They are valid anti-tyranny devices, and the guard against tyranny is the purpose for which the Second Amendment was written - not duck hunting, not deer hunting, and not merely for the protection against robbers in your home. It is an ANTI-Tyranny Amendment.
Now, when they raise their fists and threaten a revolution against millions of peacefully armed citizens, how do they think they will win? By merely passing laws against us? No, they intend to use those laws to send others against us with their guns. This proves their threat of revolution is a threat of violence, for not all citizens (me included) will peacefully turn over their firearms to the government, since not all citizens will acquiesce to tyranny.
You see, right before war broke out in 1775, the British Red Coats were seizing barrels of gunpowder from citizen storehouses, and they were going from town to town threatening to burn down the town if the people did not turn over their rifles.
We've already been down this road, and have already rejected the demand of tyrants to be disarmed. 
When they whine and shed tears about the new safety rule in their Broward County schools requiring backpacks to be transparent, they say, "Why are you punishing me for one person's actions?"

EXACTLY! Why should millions of good citizens be punished and stripped of their peacefully owned and lawfully used property, just because of the act of one evil person at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb 14th? The irony must evade them. I wonder how many of those teenagers actually know the meaning of the word "irony".

At this point I don't know how many government boots would be willing to march on American soil and kill citizens over their possession of certain rifles that offend the teenage protesters. A fair number is what I would guess.

However, just to be sure they win this revolution they are calling for, their supportive politicians and the protesters themselves should probably bring their own guns. Then maybe we can get this thing settled once again, at least for the next 240 years. Say when.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Tyra Hemans - Parkland Truth Speaking Hero © 2018 Phillip Evans

Yesterday she spoke a mouthful of truth, even more than she realized herself, I suspect. She keeps that up, and I may vote for her some day. So what did she say? When speaking about the new rule regarding clear backpacks, she said, "I'm not happy with it. Why are you punishing me for one person's actions?"

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead of President Trump's School Safety Meeting

Well Tyra, allow me to be the first to explain how things work with government. When you call on government to "Do Something!", you will always get a government solution.

And young lady, as you have learned, trampling Second Amendment Rights is not the only right government infringes when it "does something". When it passes punitive laws, it punishes not just 3300 of us at a time, but millions of us for the actions of just one bad guy. Repeat that cycle a few times and you just might have to kiss your rights goodbye.

Fourth Amendment Rights are not immune either, such as requiring you to show your personal items to everyone in your see-through book-bag or backpack. Besides, the shooter at your school used a bag of some type to bring in his gun. Had his bag been clear he could not have hidden it so well and might have been caught before using it.

Allow me to play "devil's advocate" here a little:

If you have nothing to hide, what's the problem with a little search and seizure of your property? Or in your case, if you have nothing to hide, why not use a clear backpack so that school personnel can see you have nothing dangerous inside, like a gun, a knife, or some other weapon?

You see, if you ban guns and somehow manage to make them all disappear from society (a tall order indeed), there are still knives, acid, poison, needles, bombs, drugs, etc., that can be smuggled into a school with a concealment backpack. Making sure we can see inside helps keep you safe, and well, schools have heard your demand to keep you safe.

Government officials are starting to take commonsense measures to restrict your liberty in order to help keep you safe, so what is your complaint? Is it that not looking cool with a snazzy Hollywood-style backpack is too high a price to pay to save lives? Is it that losing a little 4th Amendment privacy is too high a price to pay for a little less bloodshed? Surely blushing from a little embarrassment cannot compare to the suffering a bad guy's bullet can cause.

Remember, one Constitutional Right is no more or no less written on paper than the others, correct? If Second Amendment Rights have "reasonable" limitations, such as background checks, age limits (for those not legally adults), and a license to carry, then the First, Fourth, and Fifth Amendments also have limitations, correct again?

The building is not on fire:

The "you can't falsely cry 'FIRE!' in a crowded building" argument to illustrate limitations on the First Amendment are often touted as an example to excuse infringement on Second Amendment Rights.

Falsely yelling "FIRE!" is a MISUSE of free speech. The infringements on the right to keep and bear arms prohibit good and honest people from merely POSSESSING certain firearms or accessories, often based on nothing more than cosmetic appearances of the items, even if citizens would use them safely and lawfully, as the vast majority of us do.

This type of logic fail is called a faulty comparison. The argument is offered by otherwise intelligent people who would hear how foolish they sound if they would only give it a bit more thought.

Ban Them All!

Under state law in Florida, schools are already off-limits to guns. If that law, along with gun-free zone signs are not enough to keep the guns of bad guys out, then what is your solution? To ban  possession of AR-15 rifles, even though MILLIONS of people use them responsibly in this country? Over one bad guy?

The worse school shooting happened at VA Tech, where almost DOUBLE the number of people were killed as at your school, 32 to be exact. And no rifle was involved, only two pistols. Are we to expect that the call for bans will stop at rifles once all rifles are gone?

And by the way, banning is one thing, taking them is another altogether. What sort of solution would confiscation look like at the hands of armed government agents - a war perhaps? People lose a lot of blood in wars, and I thought we were talking about saving lives here. 

Finally, some common ground:

Perhaps I agree with you after all, that free American citizens like me should not have to be punished for the evil acts of one person. My belief in fairness and liberty just might have me incline to not accept my unjustified punishment from government that wants to step over the line of tyranny. 

Personal Transparency:

Let me be as clear as your new backpack - I do intend to keep my lawfully purchased property and will not accept confiscation from the hands of anyone. The official state motto of New Hampshire is, "Live Free or Die!" Even though I live in the South, that's mine, too.

See how we can both love liberty?

Non-Government Solution:

School teachers, administrators, and parents allowed to exercise their human right of self-defense even while on school property and in school buildings. And highly advertise that fact. 99.9% of bad guys will take heed and stay away. Those that don't will get their day cut short.

Broward County Students Don't Like New Safety Rules © 2018 Phillip Evans

There is an old adage, be careful what you wish for. Want a statist solution? Get a statist solution. Seems like schools have heard the kids' protests and have DONE SOMETHING, because always, something must be done, right?

Broward County Schools in Florida now has a new district-wide policy for students. Only clear backpacks are allowed (provided free by the schools), and they must wear an ID badge at all times.

Free graphic under Creative Commons License

I have to agree that the policy, even though statist, is not that terribly bad. It certainly does not place any undue burden on the students.

These are just commonsense rules (like background checks to purchase a gun and a license to carry), right?

After all, you can't hide a gun very well in a clear backpack. That seems reasonable to me, but many students do not agree. They feel that if guns could only be banned, then no one could sneak in a gun (there are millions of them after all) using a normal, opaque backpack. 

Their comments are rather chucklesome:

One complained, "Spending money on giving us clear backpacks is a joke." Does she not know that money spent to save their lives is well worth it?

Another groaned, "Clear backpacks don't do anything except make us look stupid." Doesn't she want to see if someone has anything bad in their backpack? And if everyone has to look stupid, then no one can get singled out and ridiculed, right?

And my favorite gripe, "also clear backpacks are a mistake because now if someone asks for a pencil i HAVE to give it to them. they’ll see right through my bag and my lies. gross"

Apparently, getting your pencil back with icky germs is far worse than getting shot by a student with a gun that can easily be smuggled in a concealment backpack.

One student ironically quipped, "This is absolutely ridiculous at this point like schools are slowly but surely becoming prisons (I am aware most schools in primarily high crime rate areas look like prisons) but school is supposed to be a place to learn and feel comfortable."

Hmmm, they don't want teachers to be armed in schools, but putting lots more police in schools is good. Just what do they think an armed police presence will do to their environment? Make it look like a police state, perhaps? But that's what they wish for, to be safe, right?

Apparently though, not an ANY cost. Those icky, clear backpacks and ID badges! Hahaha!

They should probably appeal to their leader, David Hogg, and tell him to turn the volume down a little. He keeps it up and no telling what other inconveniences the students might have to endure.

You know, if you needed a gun to protect yourself and your family from rapists and murderers, but didn't have one because it was banned, that would be an inconvenience.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Florida Carry's First Ever Second Amendment March © 2018 Phillip Evans

Florida Carry, under the coordination of Region 5 Lead, Kevin Sona, is holding its first Second Amendment march Saturday, April 7th from 9:00am to 3:00pm (walk begins at 11:00am) - details on the flyer below.

This is a permitted event, and Ocala PD is aware to ensure the event goes smoothly.

Used with permission

You do not have to be a member of Florida Carry to participate, but you should consider joining for only $25.00 per year if you want to help Florida's best known and most successful grassroots organization fight for your rights.

Open carry of firearms (pistols and long guns) is legal and encouraged with no Florida Concealed Weapons License required if are not prohibited by law to possess firearms and if you are fishing or going to or from fishing. There is freshwater fishing at Tuscawilla Park, and April 7th is a free fishing day, so you do NOT need to have your fishing license with you, but have your fishing pole with you if you will be carrying your firearm openly.

With our right to keep and bear arms under increasing assault by disarmament control-freaks bankrolled by billionaire Michael Bloomberg under such organizations as "Moms Demand Action", "Everytown", and others, Florida Carry is becoming more vocal in its push-back against the attacks on our basic human right of self-defense using firearms both for personal protection and as a defense against tyranny.

The assault on our rights is also coming from government, and now it's the People's turn to speak up and protest.

Republican Gov. Rick Scott recently signed SB 7026 into law, a gun-control bill, passed with mainly Republican support, which infringes on the right of 18 to 20 year old adults to purchase a firearm from any source, among other infringements.

Thankfully, an amendment to the bill to ban AR-15 rifles failed. Still whether fast or slow, whether all at once or little-by-little, the gun-control train is chugging along in Florida. And the biggest engine pulling it is the large group of RINOs in the Florida House and Senate, who smile on TV and say they "support the Second Amendment", get elected and re-elected based on their promises to uphold our rights, who then stab us in the back. At least the Democrats are upfront with their desire for tyranny.

One might wonder if the NRA will rightfully give every law-maker (and Gov. Scott) who voted in support of SB 7026 the "F" rating they deserve. At least the NRA has filed a lawsuit challenging the Constitutionality of stripping young adults under 21 of their right to purchase firearms.

Florida used to be called the "Gunshine State". Such terminology probably was never that accurate and less so now to the point that it's laughable to use the pun.

Even before SB 7026 the infringements are:

1. Prohibition to carry firearms openly except in a few situations, while 45 other states afford the liberty of some general form of open carry, whether licensed or not.

2. Florida mandates a training class to get a license to exercise your Second Amendment Rights in public if not fishing, hunting, camping, or going target shooting. Contrast that with 11 states as of 2017 that allowed concealed carry of pistols without a license, along with many other states that allow you to get a license without government mandated training. Perhaps there should be a training class requirement to vote or speak, or to exercise your Fourth Amendment Rights.

3. Florida is one of about six states to forbid licensed carry of handguns in the non-sterile areas of airports, and we know how well "gun-free zones" work, now don't we?

With Florida being flooded with people from all over who don't care about the right to keep and bear arms, it's high time to stand up for those rights if you want to keep them.

Open carry fishing marches are not the only way to peacefully protest, either.

Here's a little secret: There are ways to conceal your pistols, and still legally look like you are carrying. Click here for a few ideas. Ammo magazines are also currently legal to wear uncovered. 

And of course, you have the First Amendment to wear shirts and hats stating you are "Lawfully Armed". Wear them at festivals, fairs, concerts, and other public events on public property where you cannot be trespassed merely for being armed.

Let's see if the RINO guardians of tourism dollars (valued over rights) will prefer that to just legalizing normal open carry.

Florida Constitution Revision Commission's Proposed Gun Control © 2018 Phillip Evans

Some of the 37 member Florida Constitution Revision Commission are Red Coat Dreamers, dreaming of the day their nobility class decrees that Americans no longer possess any shred of liberty, at least when it comes to the ability to reject their tyrannical edicts, such as that the right to keep and bear arms no longer exists, except for them of course.

Photo via Florida Constitution Revision Commission

Fortunately, all of their proposals to include "gun control" amendments on the ballot have failed. Even if 60% of the citizens had voted "Yes" on them, you cannot use mob rule to deprive individuals of Constitutional, not to mention, fundamental human rights. In any case, the U.S. Constitution still outweighs state constitutions last time I checked.

A couple of examples of their proposed amendments: One would ban all pistol and rifles magazines that can hold more than nine rounds of ammunition, like they know best how often you should take time to reload your firearm when attacked in your own home or on the street, possibly by multiple attackers.

Another would ban all semi-automatic rifles capable of accepting any detachable magazines that can hold more than ten rounds, which would be all semi-automatic rifles capable of accepting any detachable magazine, meaning nearly all semi-automatic rifles, period. They used that clever wording on purpose in order to ban the most firearms possible. 

Saying they are snakes in the grass would be an insult to innocent creatures of the field.

Talk about an ambitious gun grab! And they laugh at us when we point out the truth that they want to take away our guns. Oh, but if they let us keep manual bolt action rifles, it means they didn't really take anything away from us, to hear those opposite day tyrants tell it.  

Some of the Florida CRC sponsors and co-sponsors of the various liberty-trampling amendments are traitors Hank Coxe, Sherry Plymale, Arthenia Joyner, Frank Kruppenbacher, Chris Smith, and Roberto Martinez.

I was in the midst of preparing the open letter below to the CRC when I learned that all of the amendments had failed on procedural grounds, but I'll publish it here anyway so they can see where those who hold liberty dear stand on the matter, for future reference.

Dear FCRC Members,

I understand some of you are opposed to the proposed gun control amendments, and I stand in solidarity with you. Therefore, this letter is not directly addressed to you, but to the others who are in favor of the amendments.

It is rather presumptuous to assume how many rounds of ammo in a magazine or what kind of firearms citizens may need when defending themselves, their loved ones, their homes, and their state and country.

The insidious desire to diminish an honest person's capability in defending life and limb just because a very tiny percentage out of millions misuse weapons, is on its face unfair. Twice as many people are murdered by fists and feet each year than by all rifles of all types combined.

Quite frankly, any such laws are not only unconstitutional, they are evil. Any citizen that refuses to comply would be taking the moral high ground of righteous liberty. 

Does the commission truly desire to put in place the conditions that could lead to great bloodshed when those who hold liberty dear simply say "No!" to such tyranny? Is that what you want?

Patriots will not stand by idly when tyranny comes knocking. When violence is used against citizens to confiscate their legally purchased and peaceably owned property, don't expect complete non-resistance. 

I am asking you to vote NO on those abominable amendments to help preserve the peace, but if trouble must come, then go all the way and have the guts to pass something like the Coercive Acts of 1774 as the British did, in order to awaken the sleeping giant more than just  enough to motivate them to go out and vote for Trump.

We all know the end-game of Marxists is total disarmament of the citizenry anyway. And we know the result the last time something like that was tried. Canada and Britain might still have open arms to traitors of liberty so they can regroup and try again 240 years later.


Phillip Evans

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Second Amendment Foundation Membership Up! © 2018 Phillip Evans

Minuteman Statue Photo by Dave Pape

Florida's RINOs played footsie with the Democrats to pass SB 7026 recently, eagerly signed by Gov. Rick Scott, which robbed that age group of the ability to go to a gun store, have their background check run, and purchase a shotgun or rifle. They were already barred under Federal law from doing thusly to purchase pistols until the age of 21, so Florida closed the door to long guns to them, ANY kind of long gun, whether single-shot shotgun or single-shot rifle.

Florida actually did more than that and went BEYOND Federal law and made it illegal for anyone (there is the exception for those in the military or law-enforcement, but not for you peons) under 21 to buy any firearm at all, pistol or long gun, from ANY seller. Federal law allows 18 to 20 year olds to buy firearms from private sellers. No wonder even CNN is calling this a "gun control bill".

So if you are a young adult living in your own digs, being a responsible hard worker and tax-paying citizen in Florida, I hope you already have your own guns (which the overlords will allow you to keep under the new law), or hope someone will give you one as a gift (also permitted by the overlords), in case you need to defend yourself and your loved ones in your own home.

Republican Rep. Jose' Oliva, sponsor of the House companion bill admitted on the House floor there might be some 19 year old young single mothers adversely affected (kept unarmed and helpless) by the bill, but he still pushed for its passage anyway. I guess it didn't matter that much to him. They could just be satisfied to dial 911 and hope police get there in time to rescue them as far as he was concerned. He is well protected, I'm sure.

"Charles Dick championed the Militia Act of 1903, which became known as the Dick Act. This law repealed the Militia Acts of 1792 and designated the militia [per Title 10, Section 311] as two groups: the Unorganized Militia, which included all able-bodied men between ages 17 and 45, and the Organized Militia, which included state militia (National Guard) units receiving federal support.[17][18][19][20]" - Wikipedia

The state of Florida has now effectively prohibited a good portion of its unorganized militia, as defined by Federal Law, from arming itself. Let's see how the U.S. Supreme Court, if it cares at all about hearing the issue, will rule on it some years from now when it gets around to it.

After several bills to allow some additional liberty regarding the licensed open carry of firearms failed, with Gov. Scott happily not saying a peep about their demise at the hands of Negron, Flores, and Garcia, this abominable infringement passed with flying colors and was signed into law like greased lightning.

Folks, this is proof that a super majority Republican Legislature with a Republican Governor does NOT guarantee you that your rights will be protected. 

It's death by a thousand cuts with the RINOs, and death all at once by the Democrats. Let's hope some true Republicans or Libertarians start getting elected that will honor their oath of office to defend the U.S. Constitution, instead of stomping on it.

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    Gestapo Microcosm Right Here Today In America © 2018 Phillip Evans

    I was just following orders was the defense many Nazis used after WWII to try and save their own necks.

    From a PBS article:

    Creative Commons Licensed Photo by Ray D’Addario

    Texas State District Judge George Gallagher ordered the bailiff to activate a defendant's shock-vest multiple times for not properly answering questions, with no violence or threat of violence from the defendant at all. In order words, physical torture was used in an American courtroom as punishment for non-violent disobedience from the Would you hit him again?” authority in charge.

    We see horrific things done by the Nazis and dismiss them as "being in the past" by "those other people", as if the same could not happen here. Well, it should be obvious that anything that happens will one day be in the past at some point, and done by someone. That is neither an excuse for it, nor is it a buttress against something like it ever happening again.

    I'd wager the bailiff had in mind the same excuse that he was "just following orders". Perhaps the bailiff had the same fear of being executed for not following orders like the Nazis had? Or maybe it was just fear of getting a reprimand.

    Speaking of execution, an electric shock from a stun device can kill a person by stopping their heart. So Judge Gallagher was willing to risk killing a man who dared to defy his authority by either refusing to answer his questions, or by giving an unacceptable answer.

    Folks, this was not as rare an aberration as you might think. The proof:

    Here was not just one person, the judge, acting immorally. There was also an all too willing accomplice at the same time in the same room ready to carry out such orders. An aberration would have been only one person in one room meant to uphold justice who metes out such evil against another human being, not two people acting in concert. What are the odds of that, right?

    Look at all the cases in the news of abuse of power, up to and including getting shot in the back while running away from a traffic stop, with the executing officer manipulating evidence and lying about what happened if you are not convinced that evil permeates society and grips even those who are supposed to have our best interests at heart.

    It is short-sighted to look at government brutality as a racist issue. While racism is part of some cases of abuse of power, it is far larger than that, and naive to believe otherwise. It is simply that power corrupts, and only the morally fortified can resist the dark side when endowed with the power to control others by force. And just when you think you are one of the good ones, that's when there is the greatest danger of falling.

    Judge Gallagher's courtroom that day was an example of the "utopia" that "progressives" long for and rally for.

    In that courtroom the only ones with weapons were approved government agents. Citizens were not permitted arms, and were therefore helpless to stop potentially death dealing electric shocks to a man who did nothing it in the courtroom to deserve it. Without weapons, the only thing the victim's family members could do was to merely be witnesses.

    Had a family member been able to somehow be armed with a pistol and shot the bailiff to stop the torture, I would have voted "Not Guilty" had I been on their jury.

    Citizens being armed is the only thing that can counter tyranny, yet "progressives" want us all disarmed, except for governments of course, which are responsible for mass genocide around the world. But our people are different, it couldn't happen here; we are not Nazis, goes the argument. Notwithstanding, Hitler disarmed his own citizens before crushing them underfoot. So why should we be so quick to follow with our own disarmament?

    On college campuses all over this nation, people with a different viewpoint on issues are either uninvited and not permitted to speak, or must be protected with armed guards if they do manage to get to speak.

    The same ones who despise the protections of the Second Amendment likewise show they have little regard for the First Amendment. 

    And why not? If you can destroy one amendment because you don't like it, what's there to stop the others from being destroyed. Certainly not the "good will" of "progressives" who are in truth, regressives. And what's to stop even greater abuses of power once everyone is helpless to use force against such abuses?

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