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When Olympic athletes speak out in favor of “progressive” causes, they make front page news in the United States. But when a multiple gold medal winner at multiple Olympics speaks in favor of the Second Amendment and self defense, it was the foreign press that covered the issue. Multiple gold medal winner Kim Rhode spoke out on 5 August in Rio de Janeiro. From the independent.co.uk:
Ms Rhode said she was “becoming more vocal” about her opposition to what she sees as restrictive new gun control measures, including in the context of recent terror attacks. “When you look at these events… they’ve been occurring in some of the strictest gun law countries in the world,” she said.
“You have Paris, you have San Bernardino, which was actually in a gun free zone… in that five minutes or 10 minutes or 20 minutes in some cases that it takes for [police] to get there, how do you want to stand there? I would rather have my second amendment right.”
SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE
In his last days in office, President Obama reportedly wants to get the UN’s Security Council to endorse a ban on underground nuclear testing. It would be a two-fer for Mr. Obama.
First, he evidently hopes to encumber his successor from taking steps needed to modernize America’s deterrent. And second, he intends once again to undermine the Constitution with its requirement that the U.S. Senate advise and consent to treaties like the Comprehensive Test Ban.
But, the Senate voted to reject that treaty seventeen years ago – for good reason. And today’s Washington Free Beacon describes multi-billion dollar investments the Kremlin is making in preparing for nuclear war by both comprehensively upgrading Russia’s arsenal and the underground bunkers from which its use would be directed.
We need a national debate about how best to end our unilateral nuclear disarmament, not more of it.
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey penned an article for The Boston Globe stating that she is banning all new “assault weapons” which she also calls “weapons of war” in her ignorance.
In the article for The Boston Globe, she blamed the Orlando terrorist killings on an AR-15 which isn’t accurate on any level.
Her ban prohibits the sale of specific weapons like the Colt AR-15 and AK-47 and explicitly bans “copies or duplicates” of those weapons. Gun manufacturers have been selling rifles without a flash suppressor or folding or telescoping stock and she defines them as a copycat or duplicate.
Healey has made them illegal as well as any “watered-down version”.
If the gun operates in essentially the same way as a banned weapon or is a copy, it is illegal. No “assault” weapon can be sold, altered or not.
This directive likely bans all AR and AK style rifles in Massachusetts.
People who already own the guns can keep them – for now – the AG assures them. How kind of her.
Healey claims that: In the face of utter inaction by Congress, states have a duty to enact and enforce laws that protect people from gun violence. If Washington won’t use its power to get these guns off our streets, we will. Not only do we have the legal authority to do so, we have a moral obligation to do so.
She has a moral obligation to uphold the Constitution and she has no legal right to pass laws which is what she is doing.
What she is doing doesn’t do a thing about the criminals and gangs. All she is controlling are lawful gun owners. The leftists always say they want guns off the streets and she also says that in this article. To get the guns off the streets, they have to go after guns, lawful guns period.
Family Security Matters
LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD
America is coming apart – not just the United States, the sovereign nation, but our Constitution, our culture, our traditions, all of what “America” has come to mean.
It is not by accident.
What we are witnessing is the product of eight years of Barack Obama and his divisive rhetoric and destructive policies.
Obama’s “transformation” is a euphemism for the crippling and humbling of a great nation he considers racist, oppressive, venal and dysfunctional.
He warned us.
“We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” – Barack Obama, October 30, 2008.
But Michelle Obama said it best.
“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.” – Michelle Obama, May 14, 2008.
And that different place as a nation is fragmentation and collapse.
It is not a conspiracy.
Family Security Matters
President Barack Obama said Thursday that despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s tie vote, which essentially blocks his immigration plan, the millions of illegal immigrants that he sought to make legal with his executive action will remain a low priority for deportation by his administration.
“Enforcement priorities developed by my administration are not affected by this ruling. This means that the people who might have benefited from the expanded deferred action policies – long-term residents raising children who are Americans or legal residents – they will remain low priorities for enforcement. As long as you have not committed a crime, our limited immigration enforcement resources are not focused on you,” he said.
The Federal Appeals Court in San Francisco ignored the Constitution and ruled that no one has the right to carry a concealed weapon without “good cause”. Self-defense is not “good cause” they found. This should make clear how all Second Amendment decisions will go if we lose the Supreme Court.
“We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public,” Judge William Fletcher wrote in the majority opinion.
This is clearly judicial activism. They are rewriting the Constitution.
John Kerry officially signed the UN Climate Change Plan last week and he will not submit it to the Senate despite the fact that it is a treaty. He has every intention of implementing it, however.
John Kerry is not abiding by the Constitution, he’s abiding by the will of the UN.
It is dangerous and it threatens American workers and employers as Rep. Babin wrote in a press release. The representative from Texas said that the president will not submit it to Congress as required under the Constitution.
Bureaucrats, globalists, the UN dictators club have hailed the news.
Americans will face higher energy costs, smaller paychecks, and fewer high-paying jobs. It will do nothing for the planet and that is an easily provable point.
For this reason, Rep. Babin wrote that he has “cosponsored a resolution instructing the President to follow the U.S. Constitution and submit the agreement to the Senate as a treaty for its advice and consent. As the representative of an area that is a leading energy producer and user, I will continue helping lead the charge in Congress to block funding for this radical United Nations plan.”
We have to pass a bill to require the president follow the Constitution and there is no outrage?
Why isn’t every congressmen signed on to this?