by Horatio Bunce
Does “Constitutional Carry” also mean I can have a BB gun in Johnson City – or does the U.S. Constitution not apply there?
by Horatio Bunce
via ZeroHedge: Armed Militia Helps Reopen Michigan Barbershop
“Armed militia members have pledged their support to an Owosso, Michigan barbershop that opened last week in defiance of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order.
A Facebook Live video surfaced on Saturday morning (May 9), broadcasted by Mid-Michigan NOW, showing dozens of people standing in front of the barbershop. Some were waiting for haircuts while others, armed with weapons, guarded the perimeter of the building.”
DAY SIX: Supporters continue to gather in front of Karl Manke’s barbershop in Owosso
Posted by Mid-Michigan NOW on Saturday, May 9, 2020
“Michigan State Police issued several citations on Friday (May 8) from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s office demanding Karl Manke,77, to shutter all operations of Karl Manke’s Barber & Beauty Shop, located on 421 W Main St.
In response to tensions between Manke and the state, the Michigan Militia has pledged full support in making sure the state government does not shut down the shop and will defend Manke from being hauled off in handcuffs.
“Yesterday (May 8) six troopers came in to enforce the governor’s order or to issue a cease-and-desist order so we are here to make sure he doesn’t get arrested,” Owosso resident Daniel Brewer told NBC 25 News. “We’re willing to stand in front of that door and block the entrance so the police will have no entry there today.”
(2/2) He continued: "I'm not going to rollover. I'm not closing. Unless you want to drag me out of here in handcuffs which they probably will."
He ended with a laugh: "What are they going to do, give me life? I've got one foot in the grave and the other on a banana peel." pic.twitter.com/6lnclsrJRu
— Jonathan Deutsch (@JonathanD_TV) May 9, 2020
by Horatio Bunce
You are on “lock down” for the COVID hoax in accordance with Rockefeller Foundation’s Lock Step plan. Meanwhile, CONgress is moving to steal more of your liberties. They aren’t worried about social distancing, waiting in line at Big Box Warehouse Store to get toilet paper.
Mr. Johnson of Georgia (for himself, Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Quigley, Mr. Brown of Maryland, Mr. Morelle, Ms. DeLauro, Mrs. Carolyn B. Maloney of New York, Mr. Keating, Mr. Lynch, Mr. Moulton, Ms. Pressley, Mrs. Trahan, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Danny K. Davis of Illinois, Mr. Neal, Ms. Clark of Massachusetts, and Mr. Pascrell) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Energy and Commerce, and Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
These traitors of the U.S. Constitution propose, among other things:
a. Outlawing any semi-automatic weapons.
b. Taxing anything left on their list you are allowed to buy after their infringements with a 30% federal firearms tax.
c. Taxing all ammunition with a 50% federal tax.
d. Federal “illegal” semi-automatic weapon buy-backs (just like Australia!)
d. Using the money taken infringing your rights to pay off your state, county and local law enforcement to implement their unconstitutional, “red-flag”, violation of due process “laws”.
And, as always, CONgress wants to keep any weapons out of the hands of anyone under 21 – except of course your children whom they consider cannon fodder to be sent on their undeclared wars across the globe. They hold their education hostage and will not allow them to attend college without pledging their 17 year old lives to them.
This article is a reminder of just how far this country has strayed from constitutionalism that the main author of the Constitution vetoed the spending bill related to roads. Today many people want to feds to do everything.
Recipient of last year’s Eagle Award, then Blount County Commissioner Tona Monroe, will be the speaker at the 4th annual Truth Radio Bill of Rights Banquet on Tuesday December 18th. The topic of the speech will be Proof of Authority and the Proper Role of Government: The Foundation of a Constitutional Republic.
A dinner will be held at 7 PM at RJ’s Courtyard located at 3749 Airport Hwy, Louisville, Tennessee 37777. Book your meal by calling WBCR at 984-1470.
Apparently several of the Tennessee House Democrats don’t think any international authority should infringe on the gun rights of Tennesseans. The Tennessee House voted 88-2 to pass legislation sponsored by a Democrat that will prohibit state and local government employees from enforcing international laws and treaties that restrict gun rights protected by the Constitution of Tennessee. It will be interesting to see how Republican Senator Doug Overbey votes on this one, since he infringes on the gun rights of law abiding Tennessee citizens.
by Horatio Bunce
“On March 18 the Idaho House concurred with the Senate by passing legislation that abolishes the requirement for a permit to carry a concealed handgun in the state.
The legislation–Senate Bill 1389–now goes to Governor Butch Otter’s (R) desk…….
…The bill abolishes the permit requirement for Idahoans 21-years and older who want to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense. Carrying a handgun openly in Idaho is already legal, and SB 1389 ensures that people carrying guns will not suddenly be criminalized if their jacket, sweat shirt, or other article of clothing covers their gun….
…If Governor Otter signs the bill, Idaho will join Alaska, Arizona, Kansas, Maine, Montana, Vermont, Wyoming, and West Virginia, as states in which the Second Amendment is your concealed carry permit.“
Of course, the Constitution does not grant any rights. Rights are inalienable. Constitutions can only acknowledge them and claim to protect them.
And guess what the fiscal note was in Idaho for the state to mind their own business and stop infringing on the innocent, law-abiding people? ZERO!
How’s that Tennessee Republican Super-Majority working out for you?
Maybe one day the Republicans will make Tennessee as “conservative” as the home of Bernie Sanders instead of ignoring the U.S. Constitution and violating federal law:
18 U.S.C. § 242 : US Code – Section 242: Deprivation of rights under color of law
Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or to different punishments, pains, or penalties, on account of such person being an alien, or by reason of his color, or race, than are prescribed for the punishment of citizens, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
by Horatio Bunce
Sen. Mark Green introduced a “Constitutional Carry” bill (SB1483) last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. This was one of many issues various Republicans promised to address if their party ever gained the majority in the state legislature. Years of Republican majorities later and now with a veto-proof super-majority, the only progress made is you can now drive with your legally purchased arms in your vehicle without a special tax paid to the state. However, you cannot bear your legally purchased arms outside of your home or your personal vehicle without paying a perpetual tax to the state to exercise your “right” to keep and bear arms, pay an exorbitant fee for an additional criminal background check and 8 hours of instruction by the THP carry permit monopoly and submit to fingerprinting – just like an arrested criminal. The original bill was simple: remove the currently unconstitutional infringements on the legal possession and bearing of arms by non-felons that are imposed by the state in the form of perpetual taxation for the exercise of a constitutionally-protected right. The ability to pay a perpetual tax to obtain an unconstitutional “carry permit” for reciprocal use in other states would remain if you so choose. A criminal background check (background tax and sales tax paid by the buyer) would still be required to purchase any new firearms.
Sen. Green had already acquiesced to amend the bill into “Less Than Constitutional Carry” by adding a requirement for the same mandatory 8 hours of training, currently controlled by the state Police For Profit class, that is required to get your unconstitutional “carry permit” (a.k.a. receipt of tax paid to exercise your “right”) in Tennessee. This, despite the fact that the same department currently is willing to issue reciprocity permits to visiting Alabama residents – where no training at all is required.
This amendment to the bill did two things: 1) It removed any argument by the Anti-Constitutionalists that there was no “safety training” of those bearing arms. Anyone carrying open or concealed would have to produce their state government-approved training certificate upon demand by the Police For Profit class. Again, that returns actually bearing arms to a state-sanctioned privilege controlled by the Police For Profit Class, not a right. However, they would receive the exact same 8 hours of training currently imposed on those obtaining the unconstitutional “carry permit”. 2) It maintained the Police For Profit class revenue source for all that mandatory training, although Sen. Green did dare to add that the training could be provided by the U.S. military. The one revenue stream dislodged would be the exorbitant $72 the Police For Profit class charges for a SECOND background check as they fingerprint you like a criminal for showing up to pay your 2nd Amendment Tax. Remember, that first background check only cost $10 when you purchased the weapon.
With over a half million Tennesseans already forfeiting their 2nd Amendment right to pay $150 every 7 years for the privilege of bearing arms in Tennessee, you can see the Police For Profit Class stands to lose a lot. You do the math on the revenue stream at stake.
You really should take the time to watch the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing of this bill.
Note the timidity of judge-selector Brian Kelsey as he “reluctantly” seconds the motion to even hear the already-neutered bill. Hear the “legal opinion” that it is against Tennessee law to be in possession of a loaded weapon without the Police For Profit Class’ explicit permission – but unloaded is ok. Listen to the arguments made by the Anti-Constitutionalists and the Police For Profit head revenue agent Tracy Trott as they rationalize that while they know the status quo infringements are indeed unconstitutional (and therefore illegal as any real-smart attorney should know), in their opinion, they are not “unreasonable” unconstitutional demands. Trott is all about maintaining “control” of the revenue, and claiming they provide necessary “constitutional training” regarding use of deadly force to the permit holder. Apparently, Trott was daydreaming about his next highway robbery asset forfeiture stop of “trucky-trailers” when Sen. Green explained the amendment to the bill required the exact same 8 hours of training they are already providing – except we would not continue to fleece our innocent, law-abiding, already-passed-a-background check neighbors perpetually in order to exercise their constitutionally-protected right. Like Robot Rubio, head revenue agent Trott can only repeat the same couple of irrelevant lines over and over. The Anti-Constitutionalists have no response to the fact that Tennessee grants reciprocity to Alabama concealed carry visitors – who are not required to have any sort of training by their state (just pay us their money for the privilege of walking into Tennessee). Particularly, Senator Kerry Roberts had the courage to openly argue for your constitutionally-protected rights in support of Green’s bill and made very reasonable points exposing the hypocrisy of our current unconstitutional statutes.
End result: In the Republican-stacked committee (7-2), alleged Republicans Doug Overbey and John Stevens sided with the Democrats and the Police For Profit Class against the law-abiding citizens and the US Constitution. Republican Todd Gardenhire abstained, apparently believing restoring constitutionally-protected rights is a “bad bill”. Bill Fails to pass committee 4-4-1.
Yeas : Mike Bell, Janice Bowling, Brian Kelsey, Kerry Roberts
Nays : Doug Overbey, John Stevens, Sarah Kyle, Lee Harris
Present Not Voting : Todd Gardenhire
This article refers to the licensing effect in the last paragraph saying:
“But the only foolproof way to defeat the licensing effect is to hold yourself to a higher standard when you’re making health decisions. Stick to the well-proven basics and tune out the noise of the commercial health-promotion industry, whose ever-optimistic mantra is “It might help … and it can’t hurt.” That’s a nice thought, but it’s almost always an illusion.”
Wonder what driving would be like without government issued drivers licenses (for the ‘privilege’ of course to use the roads that we pay for) that does so much to (not) keep us safe on the roads. What about the carry permit, or any other government issued license? Do they give us a false sense of security?
America’s out-of-control cop kill rate
“We now know that police killed 1,100 Americans in 2014 and 476 Americans in the first five months of 2015. Given that America has roughly 765,000 sworn police officers, that means the police-against-citizen kill rate is more than 145 per 100,000.
Let us put that into perspective. In most countries in Europe the national homicide rate is 1 per 100,000, so that means American police kill at 145 times the rate of the average European citizen. The two most violent countries in the world are Venezuela and Honduras with national homicide rates of 54 and 90 per 100,000. The U.S. government issues travel warnings stating: “The Department of State continues to warn U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains critically high” and “violent crime in Venezuela is pervasive.” If you are not comfortable vacationing in those countries, it is little wonder why so many Americans are uncomfortable with police who kill at more than 1.5 and 2.5 times the homicide rates of the two most violent countries.”
Listen to an interview on the subject here: http://tomwoods.com/podcast/ep-426-the-shocking-kill-rate-of-american-police/
While we enjoy some personal freedom, there is a lot of room for improvement.