biden says we got to do it, if it will save one child we have to do it,….. ok joey plugs lets make a law againstobortion on demand. that will save just one child……
The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of
the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the
benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any
curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation. ” -Mein Kampf,
Adolf Hitler, Publ. Houghton Miflin, 1943, Page 403
TX Gov. Perry: The Piling on by Political Left to Use Massacre of Children to Advance Political Agenda Disgusts Me
Read: If you bitter clingers oppose my anti-gun measures you hate children.
Via Weekly Standard:
The president of the United States tweeted a picture of an 8-year-old’s letter pleading for gun control to rally support for the initiatives he rolled out today at the White House.
“Dear President Obama,” the letter reads. “I think there should be some changes in the law with guns. It’s a free country but I recommend there needs be a limit with guns. Please don’t let people own machine guns or other powerful guns like that. I think there should be a good reason to get a gun. I think there should be a limit about how many guns a person can own. We should learn from what happened at Sandy Hook es. I feel really bad about what just happened.”
The letter is signed, “Grant,” who says he’s 8 years old.
“P.S,” the letter concludes, “I know you’re doing your best.”
AN OPEN LETTER TO MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN NEW YORK LAW ENFORCEMENT: An Unconstitutional Law Ain’t a Law
“An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”
To my brothers and sisters serving in New York law enforcement:
Without public input from stakeholders, without any review from voters, and without discussion in a single public forum, the governor of New York and the state legislature slammed into place one of the nation’s most restrictive gun laws yesterday.
The new laws classify more semiautomatic rifles as so-called assault weapons [thereby banning them], requires many gun owners to renew their licenses every five years, increases the regularity of background checks and makes it illegal to own ammunition magazines with more than seven rounds… Some gun-control advocates said the legislation gave New York the nation’s most stringent firearms laws.
In fact, this law not only violates the Constitution’s Second Amendment, the Supreme Court confirmed that fact just a handful of years ago when it ruled the District of Columbia’s gun ban was unlawful.
In 2007, a panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the city’s gun ban was unconstitutional. Senior Judge Laurence H. Silberman wrote in the majority opinion that “the black market for handguns in the District is so strong that handguns are readily available (probably at little premium) to criminals. It is asserted, therefore that the D.C. gun control laws irrationally prevent only law abiding citizens from owning handguns.”
The ruling was affirmed the following year by the Supreme Court in District of Columbia v. Heller. Justice Antonin Scalia’s majority opinion said that citizens were guaranteed a right to keep firearms that were in common use in their homes for self-defense, but that the government could pass reasonable regulations concerning firearms and ammunition.
…Since the gun ban was struck down, murders in the District have steadily gone down, from 186 in 2008 to 88 in 2012, the lowest number since the law was enacted in 1976. The decline resulted from a variety of factors, but losing the gun ban certainly did not produce the rise in murders that many might have expected.
New York’s new law bans guns that are “in common use” and passes unreasonable restrictions on magazines (try to find a seven-round magazine just for grins).
The plain language of the Heller decision renders New York’s restrictions unconstitutional.