Unconstitutional: US Federal Court Strikes Down Restrictive Gun Law on Mariana Islands

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Washington Free Beacon

A United States federal court ruled on Monday that the gun licensing law in the Mariana Islands Commonwealth violates the Second Amendment.

The U.S. territory bans the possession or importation of handguns and handgun ammunition. It requires that all residents obtain a special license if they wish to possess a firearm. Those applying for the license, called a Weapons Identification Card, or “WIC,” are required to be either a U.S. citizen or U.S. national and to prove they have a good reason to possess a firearm. Self-defense is not among the acceptable reasons.

Ramona Manglona, chief judge of the District Court of the Northern Mariana Islands, struck down all of those provisions as unconstitutional. The Obama-appointee required that Mariana Islands officials immediately stop enforcing its handgun ban, begin issuing WICs to lawful permanent aliens, and accept self-defense as a valid reason for obtaining a WIC. It also ordered the U.S. territory to pay the plaintiffs’ legal fees.

Li-Rong Radich was attacked in 2010 by an intruder who had broken into her home on Saipan. She was brutally beaten and suffered multiple broken ribs as well as a broken eye socket. She and her husband David applied for WICs in 2013 in an effort to obtain a firearm for home defense.

The Radichs have not received a response to their respective applications for WICs in the nearly three years since they applied.

The Second Amendment Foundation brought the case on the Radichs’ behalf and footed the bill for the associated legal fees.

Alan Gottlieb, the group’s founder, said since the ruling holds the same weight as those made by other federal district courts, it is an important affirmation of individual gun rights in America, which will have a lasting impact.

“It will have a direct impact in the 9th Circuit,” he said. “It is another affirmation of the Second Amendment victories in Heller and McDonald. This ruling makes it harder for the gun prohibitionists to get around these important Supreme Court victories.”

“This is one more Second Amendment Foundation victory in an unprecedented string of court victories. But we still must make sure that President Obama or a Hillary Clinton do not stack our courts with anti-rights judges.”

How do you say ‘Second Amendment’ in French?

American Thinker

Paris and another mass murder in a gun-free zone.  Another incident where well-armed criminals shot at people who could only scream and watch their colleagues gunned down without mercy.

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Wonder if anyone in that Paris building wished he or she had a gun to shoot back.  I’m not saying that a couple of concealed weapons would have stopped well-armed terrorists, but it could have bought a little time before the police got there.

I know that many Europeans call this “a cowboy crossfire.”  Tell that to the families of the dead – all dead because guys with guns shot innocent unarmed people working in their office.

Like other countries, France has very restrictive gun laws, as David Crodea reported:

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Nothing Like Armed Terrorists In A State That Loves Gun Control

Freedom Outpost

It is reported that two of the suspects in the Boston marathon bombing were  in possession of 2 handguns and an “M4 carbine” and yet they were both residents  of Massachusetts, a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the  country.  On top of that we can look to the laws that Massachusetts legislators  have imposed upon its citizens and see how difficult it is for law abiding  citizens in Massachusetts to legally obtain firearms.  Now if you are a liberal  or some other form  of Socialist, Communist or Utopian you would think this  makes the state safer.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  In fact, it  became quite apparent this week that you don’t have to have a gun in  Massachusetts to be deadly and even those who are suspected of using bombs had  firearms and neither of the Tsarvaev brothers had a state issued license to  purchase a firearm, yet they had them because, well that’s what criminals do;  they break the law.

However, Mike Sweeney at the Daily Caller exposes four facts about gun laws  in Massachusetts and how they applied to the bombing suspects, Dzhokhar and  Tamerlan Tsarnaev.  He writes:

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Nazi Eyewitness Warns: The Final Step of Nazi Control – Gun Laws

Gateway Pundit

Kitty Werthmann  is a native Austrian who remembers well the Third Reich reign of terror in Europe.  Kitty believes America is truly the greatest country in the world. She speaks often on socialism and how Adolf Hitler took power. This is from her 2009 essay:

America Truly is the Greatest Country in the World. Don’t Let Freedom Slip Away

The Final Steps – Gun Laws:

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Battered America Syndrome

By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton – The NoisyRoom

 

The assault on the Constitution and our Founding Principles has accelerated. Americans seem to be assailed by Marxist/Progressive propaganda at every turn. The most serious threat to our God-given rights currently, is the attack being mounted on the Second Amendment by the Progressive Left. They worked hard to manufacture a crisis with the Fast & Furious project which, to their disappointment, was exposed for the corrupt scandal it was before it could be leveraged to generate the outrage they hoped for. Their prayers for violence and horror, however, were answered. Using ginned up hysteria from convenient, current mass shootings and the slaughter of children – they never let a crisis go to waste. The Marxists see an opening to gut the Constitution and they are making their move. We dare not passively wait to be stripped of our rights.

The time for physical resistance has not yet arrived. Violence is always the very last resort. But neither has the time to just protect your own. Yes, we should take stock of our food, ammo, weapons and survival materials. Yes, we should brief our families and be more vigilant in protecting them. Yes, we should get to know our neighbors and form alliances. No, we should not just regroup and wait. That is a swift path to dictatorship. Pray for the best, plan for the worst. People should be doubling down on calling their politicians and letting them know that we are massively against these fascist moves towards banning and confiscating our guns. This is a battle we cannot — must not — lose, not if we wish to avoid civil conflict and bloodshed. This is it, boys and girls. We are fighting for all the marbles here. Throughout history, each time there is a genocide (or, “ethnic cleansing”), arms are regulated, registered and confiscated. Obama is threatening to go down that path and he relishes the thought.

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Chicago: 446 school age children shot so far this year with strongest gun laws in country – media silent

Knowledge Creates Power

FireAndreaMitchell.com The cesspool known as Chicago probably has the toughest gun laws in the country, yet despite all the shootings, murders, and bloodshed, you never hear a peep about this from the corrupt state run media. In Chicago, there have been 446 school age children shot in leftist utopia run by Rahm Emanuel and that produced Obama, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, etc. 62 school aged children have actually been killed by crazed nuts in Chicago so far this year with almost two weeks to go. So why isn’t this news worthy? Is it because it would embarrass those anti second amendment nuts who brag about Chicago’s tough gun laws? Is it because most of the kids who were shot and killed were minorities? Or is it because the corrupt media doesn’t want to show Chicago in a bad light?

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Columbine Father 12 Years Later …

Knowledge Creates Power

Guess our national leaders didn’t expect this, hmm? On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited to address the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee. What he said to our national leaders during this special session of Congress was painfully truthful.

It is a speech he has been giving for years now

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