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Its a storm of epic Constitutional proportions.
Donald Trump, the firebrand huckster trying to nail the Republican nomination, came out today in favor of weaving the names on the terrorist watchlist into the NICS database.
A list, mind you, which is arbitrary, secret, with no judicial oversight.
A list that would mean people would be denied their Constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and be denied without Due Process.
Every question on the 4473 form (The Brady Background Check form) addresses and deals with people who, by virtue of having had their day in court, are a *prohibited person*….either adjudicated mentally incompetent, have a felony conviction, were dishonorably discharged from military service (this requires a courts martial, which is your day in court military-style), etc.
We are treading on VERY thin ice in this country if the terror watchlist gets mixed in with the NICS database. It will open the door to *secret lists* of people who will then be denied their First amendment rights….their Fifth Amendment Rights….on and on.
I don’t give a damn what the idiots in the asylum want. I am NOT about to trade Freedom for a false sense of security. If this is allowed to happen, we are then marching firmly down the same path which Nazi Germany walked over 75 years ago.
We, as a People, cannot allow the goobermint to get away with a blatant Constitutional violation the likes of secret lists being used to deny Rights.
It. Cannot. Stand.
There has been much bloviating by the New York Daily News (a tabloid-type rag popular in New York City) about how the NRA is *helping terrorists get guns*.
These Mental Midgets are truly idiots of the highest order, and I was going to go on the attack until I found a VERY well written thread on The BookFace, and being rather adverse to sitting and typing on the keyboard, I found it better to just copy/paste to save time. Besides, he’s much more polite than I would be…
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Why the Terrorist Watchlist cannot be used in the FBI/NICS database:
“No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.”
Let’s examine part of that, the relevant bit. “… nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law …”
Liberty would include constitutionally protected rights. So in order to restrict someone’s 2nd Amendment right to possess arms, you need to take them through the steps of Due Process. You have to get the courts involved FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL. You cannot simply declare an entire class of people to be prohibited persons.
Under the law, those convicted of certain crimes are prohibited persons, as are those convicted of various drug offenses, or found to be drug abusers or addicts by the courts. Also barred from possessing firearms are those who have been dishonorably discharged from the military (a process usually involving a court martial), those who have voluntarily renounced their citizenship, illegal aliens (who, by definition, are criminals), and anyone found /by a court/ to be mentally deficient.
You cannot arbitrarily add names to the NICS list. The terror watch list and no-fly lists are arbitrary lists of names. No judges were involved in creation of those lists. No one has to be convicted of a crime to be placed on that list. Adding everyone on that list to the category of prohibited persons is not only unconstitutional, but anyone suggesting it should be done is demonstrating either a woeful misunderstanding of how the constitution works, or absolute malfeasance toward the entire American legal system and American constitutional rights. Either way, they have no place determining how things should be run in this country.
Should KNOWN terrorists be on the NICS list? Yes, they should. If you can prove to a judge that this person is a terrorist, they should be barred from possessing firearms. But you have to go through the steps. If you have to obtain a ruling ex parte, so be it. Sometimes there’s no way around it (the defendant cannot be found or refuses extradition to the US, etc). In those cases, I’m sure a judge would allow the case to proceed without the defendant being present, as long as a lawyer were appointed to represent his interests. If the evidence shows that the person is a terrorist, then put them on the NICS list and keep them there until they appear to contest the ruling. Then they can examine the evidence against them, craft a defense, etc.
Due Process. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.
I’m saddened by the thought that my dad and his parents sacrificed for naught. They left behind all their possessions save for a single suitcase (no, its not dramatics…my dad and his parents literally had the clothes they would need in one suitcase) and escaped Communist Yugoslavia in 1956 by boat. They left the islands in the archipelago in the northern Adriatic, and crossed to Italy seeking asylum.
Then they waited in a refugee camp for two years until the paperwork was processed, their sponsors here in the States were vetted, and they were allowed to come to America.
I was the first born in the USA on my dads side. My grandfather told me about what life was like in Yugoslavia under Tito. No freedom, little money, hardscrabble life.
My grandfather left behind land because it was essentially useless when you weren’t allowed to farm it, cut the wood off it, hunt it, etc…
He waited, a man with no country, for two years to come here. He became American. He embraced it. Never missed an election, because, as he put it, it was a responsibility and duty to know what was going on, and to vote to ensure that we protected the fragile freedoms we had.
Its gone. We’re an empty shell of a once-great nation, consumed with self-centeredness and a sense of entitlement. Generation after generation wanted to make sure that their progeny would have a better life, and while that was a noble sentiment, all it did was deny those progeny the necessary lessons that there is no substitute for hard work, that a mans word is his bond, that a handshake and the honor placed upon it is stronger than a signature on a contract.
The citizens have lost their self-respect. And they now simply whore themselves out to the politician who promises them an easier life than the other politician. They grew up thinking that the world was their oyster, and all that they had to do was simply demand it, and it would be handed to them.
The chickens, as they say, have come home to roost.
The carcass of this country will be picked at, the last vestiges of any usable meat removed, and the bones left to bleach in the harsh sun. I for one hope that the country does get to the business of splintering and descending into anarchy done and over with sooner rather than later, as I am actually looking forward to walking off and honoring my obligation to my children of doing the dirty work of war and strife so that they might not have to.
I never thought that I would say it, but I *want* the country to go to war with itself, get the anger to the surface, purge itself of the pent up tensions, then get to the task of healing, with a renewed respect for what the Founders left to us, with it being our guiding beacon out of the darkness.
Shilling for your kids birthday money.
Also for your wedding gift money…anniversary money…
The money quote from this piss-poor excuse for a website: *Let your friends know how important this election is to you—register with Obama 2012, and ask for a donation in lieu of a gift. It’s a great way to support the President on your big day. Plus, it’s a gift that we can all appreciate—and goes a lot further than a gravy bowl.*
You see…Dear Leader needs YOUR help if he’s going to be re-elected, so instead of you going to a gift registry and letting folks know what you you need/desire, wouldn’t it be patriotic if you go to the Obama Event Registry and register your event with Dear Leader, so that you get nothing, he gets your money for his re-election campaign, and if he gets re-elected he’ll raise your taxes and take EVEN MORE of your money, and screw you up the ass EVEN DEEPER, as his way of thanking you for sending him your kids birthday money.
You have GOT to be kidding me. THIS is what the Presidency has devolved to? Shilling for your kids birthday money? This is no different than the stupid North Koreans wailing away for *dear leader* when Kim Jung mentally-ill died. Its bad enough these kids won’t have a real America when they grow up, will have all their money stolen to feed the bloated State Leviathan, but Obambi now want these kids’ BIRTHDAY MONEY? I am completely and thoroughly disgusted by him. Deplorable, despicable excuse for a man. He’s cheapened the country, and the office of President.
Now, of course, even the normally conservative Fox News is playing this as a tragic case of a teen with a gun. But the facts of the incident are:
1) He and his father are both illegals
2) He and his father are both drunk
3) As ILLEGALS, they are prohibited BY LAW from purchasing, owning, or simply being IN POSSESSION of a ANY FIREARM. Rifle, Shotgun, or handgun…doesn’t matter, they are ALL OFF LIMITS TO THESE TWO.
4) 17 year old idiot takes a .380 caliber handgun and shoots a STEEL PROPANE TANK.
5) This low-powered round ricochets off the tank, comes back, and hits kid in head.
Lesson learned… .380 is too weak a load and too light a projectile to penetrate a steel tank. If you’re going to be shooting a handgun at a steel propane tank, 7.62 x 25 Tokarev fired from a VZ 52 handgun is the proper way to ensure safety. The Tokarev round will pierce TWO Kevlar vests, and go through an additional two cinderblocks at 10 – 15 yards (30 to 45 feet)…a propane tank doesn’t pose much of a problem.
Oh, and the 7.62 x 25 Tokarev is COMPLETELY LEGAL TO OWN AND USE IN THE UNITED STATES.
Associated Press headline:
1) PETA Seeks Memorials to Cows Killed on Illinois Roads
I like that…a Memorial to cows killed on the nations highways. We can have cookouts with big, juicy, beefy hamburgers, Oscar-Mayer All Beef Hotdogs, and tons of fixin’s!!
From International News
2) France makes it harder to become French
New immigration requirements as of Jan 1, 2012, require tough language tests and allegiance to *French Values*
Oh really…like what? Proper etiquette when White-Flag waving?
And from our French-Speaking neighbors to the North:
3) Vancouver health authority begins its free crack pipe program for addicts
I kid you not. Free Crack pipes. Their reasoning is that if they give out heat-resistant oven-quality glass pipes, there will be less accidental glass-pipe shattering which will result in less facial lacerations, so that when the stoners get all cranked up and start engaging in adult recreational activities, there are less open cuts with which to transmit HIV and Hepatitis.
Speaking French must really have a dampening effect on IQ scores….
In case you don’t know who he is, he’s the professed Marine who was attending one of the Lets-Occupy-Something events that refused to obey a lawful command from riot-control police to disperse. Said riot-control police then took action to force crowd dispersion, and lobbed a tear gas canister into the crowd.
Said canister hit Olsen in the head, fracturing his skull.
Now there’s all sorts of butt-hurt Marines fanning flames and ratcheting up the tensions by making veiled threats of a shooting war breaking out.
If someone ignites this particular fuse, it does have the potential of getting real ugly real quick.
But as far as the Marines go….I would like to know how many of these Marines are Honorably Discharged (or Honorably released from active duty) Marines, and how many of the Marines showing up at these *protests* have been court-marshalled (at worst) or Captains Masted (at the least) and have a less than stellar record in the military, something that would give them a General Discharge, or a Dishonorable.
My guess is that these fellows claiming to be Marines at these events are the 25 – 30 % of service members that receive a discharge or separation from active duty that is less than Honorable.
And if these Marines decide to go all bat-shit crazy, and lend their support to the Occupy-Somethings, and a shooting civil war (or civil unrest) breaks out, they are facing well over 250 MILLION firearms in the hands of former military & civilians who feel that once the police said to disperse in accordance with whichever law they could find to legally tell them to do so, and that was ignored, then all bets are off…you made your bed, now lie in it.
I have no pity for these *Marines* who disobey lawful orders and get conked in the head with a tear gas canister. And I’m a Veteran. I *still* have no pity for them.
Like I said…I believe that the former servicemen (regardless of branch) who are attending these obvious attempts at subversion are nothing but that swath of the military that couldn’t cut it *in* the military and manage an honorable discharge.
And to those former servicemen who want to start a shooting war?
Careful what you wish for…you just might get it.
Funny how these *protesters* are extolling the virtues of Socialism, Marxism, and a *classless* society, all while succumbing to human nature and instinct, and falling victim to the way that we humans, just as all the other animals on earth, are wired…Alpha’s, Beta’s, leaders, followers, and the divisions of class and social structure that nature itself has programmed into us for our own survival.
Seen on a FB post, which I immediately filched.
Apparently, those people advocating for seizure of private wealth in the name of economic justice are having their thousand-dollar-doodads stolen by some opportunistic “have-nots”. Strangely, they have a problem with this concept. I’m pretty sure this is one of the funniest examples of irony I’ve ever seen.
Says it all right there….