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The Des Moines Register Doesn’t Get It Again:Gun Rights are a natural right, not a states right

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While they were on a roll, The Des Moines Register decided to take another swipe at the Right with an article “New Push by NRA in Iowa creates Firefight”.   The author quotes some alleged gun rights people as being against the measures proposed by the NRA, which are to allow people that are legally entitled to carry a concealed weapon to be allowed to have guns stored in their cars at work or in a locker at work. The author continues and says that this violates a sheriffs discretion. First off, Iowa is not a shall issue state and in spite of the second amendment being a federal constitutional amendment, we have counties here where the sheriffs deny anyone a pistol license. As far as I am concerned, all states should be shall issue, which means that as long as a person is not a convicted felon or had spent time in a mental institution, they should be allowed to get a license to carry a concealed weapon.

Saying this violates property rights is a little bit of a red herring. Governments have no problem violating property rights with eminent domain, often arbitrarily and with disproportionate compensation. I have yet to see The Des Moines Register or any other rag come out against Eminent Domain, even in the cases where the property wasn’t for development by the government, but by private companies. With the continuation of laws that are passed to restrict gun ownership and exercising that right, there is going to be push back. In my state, even people that are lawfully allowed to carry a concealed weapon cannot do so within 1000′ of a school or government property. How does this make anyone safer? Someone intent on using a firearm illegally will disregard the law and those who follow it will be their mercy and be a victim. It is my assertion that the anti-gun crowd wish to create more victims as a way to crete fervor against gun ownership.


The Des Moines Register is just another left wing rag that is pro-socialist, pro-big government, and pro-abortion. While the article tries to pepper itself with quotes against the bill from gun rights people, I would bet most gun rights people want both Iowa to be a Shall Issue state and that we should be allowed to carry our firearms anywhere we are welcome. Let me ask you this: Should free speech be interpreted to be only in suitable places? What about the practice of religion? What about the right to be secure in our persons? All these rights the Left champions even to the extent with religion to give religious status to beliefs that are not religion, but when it comes to a constitutional right as to keep and bear arms, they are silent. Where do you stand?

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Written by James Lagnese

December 20, 2009 at 10:47 am

A Man’s Property is His Castle: Should Castle Doctrine Laws Exist?

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A recent AP article discusses the increase in the number of states adopting Castle Doctrine laws and their effects. My take on the article is that it was biased against gun ownership and the use of justified deadly force. The argument from the soy swilling habitrail impresarios is that why would you kill someone for stealing a case of beer? My argument back to them is what is my life worth if someone will steal a case a beer and is willing to kill me in the process? I will assert that no one is under any obligation to retreat in defense of his life, liberty or property from anyone, including law enforcement and the government unless they have a legal warrant. I will go as far as to say eminent domain laws should be struck down as well, but that is another topic. A person’s life, liberty and property are theirs, and theirs alone, and subject to the rights of self-determination within the limits of their natural rights and the natural rights of others. Rock on Mr. Singh and props to the NRA.
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Written by James Lagnese

December 6, 2008 at 9:18 am

A Man’s Property is His Castle: Should Castle Doctrine Laws Exist?

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A recent AP article discusses the increase in the number of states adopting Castle Doctrine laws and their effects. My take on the article is that it was biased against gun ownership and the use of justified deadly force. The argument from the soy swilling habitrail impresarios is that why would you kill someone for stealing a case of beer? My argument back to them is what is my life worth if someone will steal a case a beer and is willing to kill me in the process? I will assert that no one is under any obligation to retreat in defense of his life, liberty or property from anyone, including law enforcement and the government unless they have a legal warrant. I will go as far as to say eminent domain laws should be struck down as well, but that is another topic. A person’s life, liberty and property are theirs, and theirs alone, and subject to the rights of self-determination within the limits of their natural rights and the natural rights of others. Rock on Mr. Singh and props to the NRA.
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Written by James Lagnese

December 6, 2008 at 9:18 am

Obama and the Second Amendment: No you can’t

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The NRA has posted the proposed changes in government’s position on guns and gun rights. During the campaign, Obama facilely agreed that people have a right to bear arms. I guess it changed after he got elected. 

“Yes We Can . . . Ban Guns”–Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is In
 
Friday, November 07, 2008
 

Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign slogan, “the audacity of hope,” should have instead been “the audacity of deceit.” After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and only hours after being declared the president-elect, the Obama transition team website announced an agenda taken straight from the anti-gun lobby–four initiatives designed to ban guns and drive law-abiding firearm manufacturers and dealers out of business: 

“Making the expired federal assault weapons ban permanent.” Perhaps no other firearm issue has been more dishonestly portrayed by gun prohibitionists. Notwithstanding their predictions that the ban’s expiration in 2004 would bring about the end of civilization, for the last four years the nation’s murder rate has been lower than anytime since the mid-1960s. Studies for Congress, the Congressional Research Service, the National Institute of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no evidence that gun prohibition or gun control reduces crime. Guns that were affected by the ban are used in only a tiny fraction of violent crime-about 35 times as many people are murdered without any sort of firearm (knives, bare hands, etc.), as with “assault weapons.” Obama says that “assault weapons” are machine guns that “belong on foreign battlefields,” but that is a lie; the guns are only semi-automatic, and they are not used by a military force anywhere on the planet. 

“Repeal the Tiahrt Amendment.” The amendment–endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police–prohibits the release of federal firearm tracing information to anyone other than a law enforcement agency conducting a bona fide criminal investigation. Anti-gun activists oppose the restriction, because it prevents them from obtaining tracing information and using it in frivolous lawsuits against law-abiding firearm manufacturers. Their lawsuits seek to obtain huge financial judgments against firearm manufacturers when a criminal uses a gun to inflict harm, even though the manufacturers have complied with all applicable laws. 

“Closing the gun show loophole.” There is no “loophole.” Under federal law, a firearm dealer must conduct a background check on anyone to whom he sells a gun, regardless of where the sale takes place. A person who is not a dealer may sell a gun from his personal collection without conducting a check. Gun prohibitionists claim that many criminals obtain guns from gun shows, though the most recent federal survey of convicted felons put the figure at only 0.7 percent. They also claim that non-dealers should be required to conduct checks when selling guns at shows, but the legislation they support goes far beyond imposing that lone requirement. In fact, anti-gun members of Congress voted against that limited measure, holding out for a broader bill intended to drive shows out of business. 

“Making guns in this country childproof.” “Childproof” is a codeword for a variety of schemes designed to prevent the sale of firearms by imposing impossible or highly expensive design requirements, such as biometric shooter-identification systems. While no one opposes keeping children safe, the fact is thataccidental firearm-related deaths among children have decreased 86 percent since 1975, even as the numbers of children and guns have risen dramatically. Today, the chances of a child being killed in a firearm accident are less than one in a million.

Written by James Lagnese

November 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Obama and the Second Amendment: No you can’t

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The NRA has posted the proposed changes in government’s position on guns and gun rights. During the campaign, Obama facilely agreed that people have a right to bear arms. I guess it changed after he got elected. 

“Yes We Can . . . Ban Guns”–Obama Announces Gun Ban Agenda Before The Final Vote Count Is In
 
Friday, November 07, 2008
 

Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign slogan, “the audacity of hope,” should have instead been “the audacity of deceit.” After months of telling the American people that he supports the Second Amendment, and only hours after being declared the president-elect, the Obama transition team website announced an agenda taken straight from the anti-gun lobby–four initiatives designed to ban guns and drive law-abiding firearm manufacturers and dealers out of business: 

“Making the expired federal assault weapons ban permanent.” Perhaps no other firearm issue has been more dishonestly portrayed by gun prohibitionists. Notwithstanding their predictions that the ban’s expiration in 2004 would bring about the end of civilization, for the last four years the nation’s murder rate has been lower than anytime since the mid-1960s. Studies for Congress, the Congressional Research Service, the National Institute of Justice, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no evidence that gun prohibition or gun control reduces crime. Guns that were affected by the ban are used in only a tiny fraction of violent crime-about 35 times as many people are murdered without any sort of firearm (knives, bare hands, etc.), as with “assault weapons.” Obama says that “assault weapons” are machine guns that “belong on foreign battlefields,” but that is a lie; the guns are only semi-automatic, and they are not used by a military force anywhere on the planet. 

“Repeal the Tiahrt Amendment.” The amendment–endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police–prohibits the release of federal firearm tracing information to anyone other than a law enforcement agency conducting a bona fide criminal investigation. Anti-gun activists oppose the restriction, because it prevents them from obtaining tracing information and using it in frivolous lawsuits against law-abiding firearm manufacturers. Their lawsuits seek to obtain huge financial judgments against firearm manufacturers when a criminal uses a gun to inflict harm, even though the manufacturers have complied with all applicable laws. 

“Closing the gun show loophole.” There is no “loophole.” Under federal law, a firearm dealer must conduct a background check on anyone to whom he sells a gun, regardless of where the sale takes place. A person who is not a dealer may sell a gun from his personal collection without conducting a check. Gun prohibitionists claim that many criminals obtain guns from gun shows, though the most recent federal survey of convicted felons put the figure at only 0.7 percent. They also claim that non-dealers should be required to conduct checks when selling guns at shows, but the legislation they support goes far beyond imposing that lone requirement. In fact, anti-gun members of Congress voted against that limited measure, holding out for a broader bill intended to drive shows out of business. 

“Making guns in this country childproof.” “Childproof” is a codeword for a variety of schemes designed to prevent the sale of firearms by imposing impossible or highly expensive design requirements, such as biometric shooter-identification systems. While no one opposes keeping children safe, the fact is thataccidental firearm-related deaths among children have decreased 86 percent since 1975, even as the numbers of children and guns have risen dramatically. Today, the chances of a child being killed in a firearm accident are less than one in a million.

Written by James Lagnese

November 8, 2008 at 2:05 pm

"Feeding The Hand That Bites You"

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This one comes from one McCain to another to the rest of us. You have to wonder how bad is it when the NRA endorses someone that doesn’t want it. This lead is from R.S McCain. It just gets better every day in how McCain proves himself to be a sfacime. I guess pragmatism wins out. 

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Written by James Lagnese

October 9, 2008 at 12:38 pm

Obama can’t take the heat when he’s under the gun

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Obama’s latest foray into obfuscation and bullying is his latest action against the NRA. He’s trying to get ads pulled because he says they are false. We know this is not true. Here are his cease and desist letters:





Documents are courtesy of John Lott’s website. Here is a man desperately trying to cover up his true record, whether it is abortion, guns, taxes, and foreign policy. What it comes down to is that he doesn’t want people to know and what he is: A radical socialist cultivated by those that fomented the destruction of the US in the 60’s and brought up through the Chicago political machine. While he portrays himself one that will work with everyone and bring people together, like a true fascist leader, he quietly stamps out dissent, opposition, and political threats behind the scenes to promulgate his vision of a new socialist order. Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright are not an accident. This man does everything for a purpose. Witness his obfuscation here. 

Thank you John Lott for your vigilance and thank you to those who read this blog. 

Written by James Lagnese

September 26, 2008 at 12:13 pm