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1. ”A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through…all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.” - Marcus Tullius Cicero
1. Rome then, Washington D.C. today
2.An unconstitutional act is not law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties; it affords no protection; it creates no office; it is in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.â€
Norton v. Shelby County, US Supreme Court Decision 118 US 425, 442 (in 1886)
2. This was at a time when no one in political office ‘pretended’ that they did not understand our Constitution……..
3.Patriots are not revolutionaries trying to overthrow government. Patriots are counter-revolutionaries trying to prevent government from overthrowing the U.S. Constitution.
3. Executive Orders are now circumventing Congress while they sit on their hands doing nothing!
4.The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are constitutional rights secure.
4. So defend it, or it will not be there for your descendants as it was for you…..starting, at first, in the voting booth !
It falls under Section 103(i) in the Brady Law: And backs up the Second Amendment………….
(i) PROHIBITION RELATING TO ESTABLISHMENT OF REGISTRATION SYSTEMS WITH RESPECT TO FIREARMS- No department, agency, officer, or employee of the United States may–
(1) require that any record or portion thereof generated by the system established under this section be recorded at or transferred to a facility owned, managed, or controlled by the United States or any State or political subdivision thereof; or
(2) use the system established under this section to establish any system for the registration of firearms, firearm owners, or firearm transactions or dispositions, except with respect to persons, prohibited by section 922 (g) or (n) of title 18, United States Code or State law, from receiving a firearm.
“….the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Infringe means to encroach. You cannot even encroach on that right. Any thing which restricts in any manner the right to keep and bear arms is Unconstitutional. Now you must understand that therefore any federal firearms laws are unconstitutional.
The answer to that question decides what type of country we live in: a constitutional republic where individuals have unalienable rights, or an unlimited democracy where individuals have only privileges the fickle majority grants them.
“Shall not be infringed” is powerful language. Up there with “Congress shall make no law…”
Requiring paperwork, and disclosure of private information are all infringements.
It’s real easy, “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”.
If the feds are data basing gun owners they are infringing their right to keep and bear arms by requiring an unreasonable action on the part of the gun owner. A database has the potential to be abused therefore it is in itself an infringement of the right to own a firearm.
“Guard with jealous
attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel.
Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give
up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” unquote, -Patrick Henry-
Take heed from this very astute
warning fellow Americans…
THE SOLUTION: Is to obviously ban self proclaimed registered ‘progressive’ Democrats from owning guns. It would be a much safer world……but history shows they would steal the guns first anyway!
Would you like to contact the 46 ’Democrats‘, and two “Independent’” Senators that voted to destroy your Second Amendment rights, and Sovereignty by circumventing our Constitution? Would you like to contact those traitorous Senators that voted to give the power over your rights to the United Nations through the so-called ATT-Treaty?
Fortunately, the odious, anti-American treaty was again voted down by the majority of the Senate, but 46 Senators voted in favor of handing over our Constitutional rights to the UN. HAD ONLY FIVE MORE SENATORS VOTED IN FAVOR, OBAMA WOULD HAVE GLEEFULLY SIGNED IT INTO LAW!! Does there need to be a REAL house cleaning in 2014? YOU BET YOUR FREEDOMS!!!
Below is the list of 46 ’Democrats‘, and two Independent’ Senators that voted in favor of giving the UN the power to overturn the U.S. Constitution and our Sovereignty! There is NOTHING ‘Honorable’ about these jack asses, they know that they can not run on the Socialist platform so they disguise themselves as ‘Democrats‘ and are trying their damnedest to destroy America from within, just as Russia predicted would happen since the 50′s. Contact these so-called ‘representative’s', let them know that they have tipped their subversive hand for the last time and their phony baloney jobs are coming to an end!
A Quote that we should all heed, I think he saw this ilk of vermin coming. : “I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within”. U.S. General Douglas MacArthur.
Tammy Baldwin (D) WI www.baldwin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Max Baucus (D) MT www.baucus.senate.gov/contact/emailForm.cfm?subj=issue
Mike Bennet (D) CO www.bennet.senate.gov/contact/
Rich Blumenthal (D) CT www.blumenthal.senate.gov/contact/
Barbie Boxer (D) CA www.boxer.senate.gov/en/contact/
Sherrod Brown (D) OH www.brown.senate.gov/contact/
Maria Cantwell (D) WA www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-maria
Benny Cardin (D) MD www.cardin.senate.gov/contact/
Tom Carper (D) DE carper.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-senator-carper
Bob Casey Jr. (D) PA www.casey.senate.gov/contact/
Chris Coons (D) DE www.coons.senate.gov/contact/
Billy Cowan (D) MA www.cowan.senate.gov/contact
Richy Durbin (D) IL www.durbin.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
Dianne Feinstein (D) CA www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/e-mail-me
Al Frankin (D) MN www.franken.senate.gov/?p=contact
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) NYwww.gillibrand.senate.gov/contact/
Tommy Harkin (D) IA www.harkin.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Mazie Hirono (D) HI www.hirono.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Timmy Johnson (D) SD www.johnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
Timmy Kaine (D) VA www.kaine.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Angus King Jr. (I) ME www.king.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Amy Klobuchar (D) MN www.klobuchar.senate.gov/emailamy.cfm
Mary Landrieu (D) LA www.landrieu.senate.gov/?p=contact
Pat Leahy (D) VT www.leahy.senate.gov/contact/
Carl Levin (D) MI www.levin.senate.gov/contact/
Claire McCaskill (D) MO www.mccaskill.senate.gov/?p=contact
Bobby Menendez (D) NJ menendez.senate.gov/contact/
Jeffrey Merkley (D) OR www.merkley.senate.gov/contact/
Barb Mikulski (D) MD www.mikulski.senate.gov/contact/
Chris Murphy (D) CT www.murphy.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Patty Murray (D) WA www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme
Billy Nelson (D) FL www.billnelson.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Jack Reed (D) RI www.reed.senate.gov/contact/
Harry Reid (D) NV www.reid.senate.gov/contact/index.cfm
Johnny Rockefeller (D) WA www.rockefeller.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/email-jay
Bernard Sanders (I) VT www.sanders.senate.gov/contact/
Brian Schatz (D) HI www.schatz.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Chucky Schumer (D) NY www.schumer.senate.gov/Contact/contact_chuck.cfm
Jeanne Shaheen (D) NH www.shaheen.senate.gov/contact/
Debby Stabenow (D) MI www.stabenow.senate.gov/?p=contact
Mark Udall (D) CO www.markudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
Tommy Udall (D) NM www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
Mark Warner (D) VA www.warner.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=Contact
Lizzy Warren (D) MA www.warren.senate.gov/contact.cfm
Sheldon Whitehouse (D) RI www.whitehouse.senate.gov/contact/
Ronney Wyden (D) OR www.wyden.senate.gov/contact/
Mark Shean, submitted 4-5-2013
“We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security” President Dwight D. Eisenhower
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin
“The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice, their choice! President Dwight D. Eisenhower
“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.” Benjamin Franklin
Mark Shean, submitted 4-5-2013
My Summary will be at the end of this data. Mark Shean
February 14, 2010 – Richmond, California – Three hooded men
walk into Gethsemane Church of God in Christ and opened
fire and then fled the scene, as the singing of the choir
was replaced by frightened screams. The two victims, a 14-
year-old boy and a 19-year-old man, were hospitalized.
March 8, 2009 – Maryville, Illinois – Suspect Terry Joe
Sedlacek, 27, of Troy, walks into the First Baptist Church,
and shoots pastor Fred Winters dead, point blank. Several
church members are injured by a knife in the struggle to
capture after the attack, The suspect also had stabbed
himself, but survived, when his gun jams.
July 27, 2008 – Knoxville, Tennessee – A gunman opens fire
in a church during a youth performance, killing two people
and injuring seven.
Dec. 9, 2007 – Colorado – Three people are killed and five
wounded in two shooting rampages, one at a missionary
school in suburban Denver and one at a church in Colorado
Springs. The gunman in the second incident is killed by a
May 20, 2007 – Moscow, Idaho – A standoff between police
and a suspect in the shootings of three people in a
Presbyterian Church ended with three dead, including one
Aug. 12, 2007 – Neosho, Missouri – First Congregational
Church – 3 killed – Eiken Elam Saimon shot and killed the
pastor and two deacons and wounded five others.
May 21, 2006 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – The Ministry of
Jesus Christ Church – 4 killed – The four at the church who
were shot were members of Erica Bell’s family; she was
abducted and murdered elsewhere; Bell’s mother, church
pastor Claudia Brown, was seriously wounded – Anthony Bell,
25, was the shooter.
Feb. 26, 2006 – Detroit, Michigan – Zion Hope Missionary
Baptist Church – 2 killed + shooter – Kevin L. Collins, who
reportedly went to the church looking for his girlfriend,
later killed himself.
April 9, 2005 – College Park, Georgia – A 27-year-old
airman died after being shot at a church, where he had once
worked as a security guard.
March 12, 2005 – Brookfield, Wisconsin – Living Church of
God – 7 killed + shooter – Terry Ratzmann opened fire on
the congregation, killing seven and wounding four before
taking his own life.
July 30, 2005 – College Park, Georgia – World Changers
Church International – shooter killed – Air Force Staff
Sgt. John Givens was shot five times by a police officer
after charging the officer, following violent behavior.
Dec. 17, 2004, Garden Grove, Calif.: A veteran musician at
the Crystal Cathedral shoots himself to death after a nine
Oct. 5, 2003 – Atlanta, Georgia – Turner Monumental AME
Church – 2 killed + shooter – Shelia Wilson walked into the
church while preparations are being made for service and
shot the pastor, her mother and then herself.
June 10, 2002 – Conception, Missouri – Benedictine
monastery – 2 killed + shooter – Lloyd Robert Jeffress shot
four monks in the monastery killing two and wounding two,
before killing himself.
March 12, 2002 – Lynbrook, New York – Our Lady of Peace
Catholic Church – 2 killed – Peter Troy, a former mental
patient, opens fire during Mass, killing the priest and a
parishioner. He later receives a life sentence.
May 18, 2001 – Hopkinsville, Kentucky – Greater Oak
Missionary Baptist Church – 2 killed – Frederick Radford
stood up in the middle of a revival service and began
shooting at his estranged wife, Nicole Radford, killing her
and a woman trying to help her.
Sept. 15, 1999 – Fort Worth, Texas – Wedgewood Baptist
Church – 7 killed + shooter – Larry Gene Ashbrook shot dead
seven people and injured a further seven at a concert by
Christian rock group Forty Days in Fort Worth, Texas before
April 15, 1999 – Salt Lake City, Utah – LDS Church Family
History Library – 2 killed + shooter – Sergei Babarin, 70,
with a history of mental illness, entered the library,
killed two people and wounded four others before he was
gunned down by police.
Summary: There are other/more examples of church shootings where we would ‘think’ we are safe.
The fact is that there is no such thing as gun free ‘safe’ zones or child safe neighborhoods for that matter. Where there is a ‘gun free zone’ there is the chance a deranged predator will use the fact that no one can defend themselves to his/her best advantage. Increasingly I have given my firearm safety class to groups from houses of worship including Pastors. There are people out there that do not honor the laws of man nor God. Self defense is your God given right, consider arming yourself. Unfortunately, in most cases the police come as the ‘clean-up crew’.
Mark Shean, www.mafirearmsafety.com
Subject: Columbine Student’s Father 12 years later. Guess our national ‘leaders’ didn’t expect this. On Thursday May 27th 1999, 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. They were not prepared for what he was to say, nor was it received well. It needs to be heard by every parent, every teacher, every politician, every sociologist, every psychologist, and every so-called expert! These courageous words spoken by Darrell Scott are powerful, penetrating, and deeply personal. There is no doubt that God sent this man as a voice crying in the wilderness.
The following is a portion of the transcript:
“Since the dawn of creation there has been both good & evil in the hearts of men and women. We all contain the seeds of kindness or the seeds of violence. The death of my wonderful daughter, Rachel Scott, and the deaths of that heroic teacher, and the other eleven children who died must not be in vain. Their blood cries out for answers.
“The first recorded act of violence was when Cain slew his brother Abel out in the field. The villain was not the club he used. Neither was it the NCA, the National Club Association. The true killer was Cain, and the reason for the murder could only be found in Cain’s heart.
“In the days that followed the Columbine tragedy, I was amazed at how quickly fingers began to be pointed at groups such as the NRA. I am not a member of the NRA. I am not a hunter. I do not even own a gun. I am not here to represent or defend the NRA – because I don’t believe that they are responsible for my daughter’s death. Therefore I do not believe that they need to be defended. If I believed they had anything to do with Rachel’s murder I would be their strongest opponent.
I am here today to declare that Columbine was not just a tragedy — it was a spiritual event that should be forcing us to look at where the real blame lies! Much of the blame lies here in this room! Much of the blame lies behind the pointing fingers of the accusers themselves. I wrote a poem just four nights ago that expresses my feelings best.
Your laws ignore our deepest needs, Your words are empty air. You’ve stripped away our heritage, You’ve outlawed simple prayer. Now gunshots fill our classrooms, And precious children die. You seek for answers everywhere, And ask the question “Why?” You regulate restrictive laws, Through legislative creed. And yet you fail to understand, That God is what we need!
“Men and women are three-part beings. We all consist of body, mind, and spirit. When we refuse to acknowledge a third part of our make-up, we create a void that allows evil, prejudice, and hatred to rush in and wreak havoc. Spiritual presences were present within our educational systems for most of our nation’s history. Many of our major colleges began as theological seminaries. This is a historical fact. What has happened to us as a nation? We have refused to honor God, and in so doing, we open the doors to hatred and violence. And when something as terrible as Columbine’s tragedy occurs –politicians immediately look for a scapegoat such as the NRA. They immediately seek to pass more restrictive laws that contribute to erode away our personal and private liberties. We do not need more restrictive laws.
Eric and Dylan would not have been stopped by metal detectors. No amount of gun laws can stop someone who spends months planning this type of massacre. The real villain lies within our own hearts.
“As my son Craig lay under that table in the school library and saw his two friends murdered before his very eyes, he did not hesitate to pray in school. I defy any law or politician to deny him that right! I challenge every young person in America , and around the world, to realize that on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School prayer was brought back to our schools.
Do not let the many prayers offered by those students be in vain. Dare to move into the new millennium with a sacred disregard for legislation that violates your God-given right to communicate with Him. To those of you who would point your finger at the NRA — I give to you a sincere challenge. Dare to examine your own heart before casting the first stone! My daughter’s death will not be in vain! The young people of this country will not allow that to happen!” - Darrell Scott
Respectfully submitted 1-23-2013, in the wake of all the gun crimes committed by the mentally ill, which no gun law will stop. Mark Shean
“I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.” Abraham Lincoln
“ The People of the United States are the rightful masters of both congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.” Abraham Lincoln
Facts are nasty little things aren’t they? Here are some the media buried.
A 1997 High School shooting in Pearl Miss., was halted by the school principal after he retrieved the Colt .45 he kept in his truck.
A 1998 middle school shooting ended when a man living next door heard gunfire and apprehended the shooter with his shotgun.
A 2002 terrorist attack at an Israeli school was quickly stopped by an armed teacher and a school guard.
A 2002 law school shooting in Grundy, Va., came to an abrupt conclusion when students carrying firearms confronted the shooter.
A 2007 mall shooting in Ogden, Utah, ended when an armed off-duty police officer intervened.
A 2009 workplace shooting in Houston, Texas, was halted by two co-workers who carried concealed handguns.
A 2012 church shooting in Aurora, Colo., was stopped by a member of the congregation carrying a gun.
At a recent mall shooting in Portland, Ore., the gunman took his own life minutes after being confronted by a shopper carrying a concealed weapon.
Approxamately 2500 times last year alone legal gun owners stopped violent crime when confronted with it long before any police assistance.
Of course, you probably didn’t know any of this because the ‘mainstream’ media elite doesn’t find it worth reporting, they would rather exercise the First Amendment with lies by ‘omission’ instead. These stories are not sensational enough and doesn’t fit in with their agenda of disarming America.
What is really insane is people,(politicians) who think removing rights from responsible people will somehow keep us all safe!
Governor Patrick, and so-called ‘Rep’. David Linsky (D), among others have come up with a very ‘shady’ and reprehensible scheme to try to force gun registration on all legal gun owners in the ‘guise’ of ‘safety’. I have a bridge in Brooklyn for sale cheap if you believe that one. It worked (briefly….) for Hitler and Stalin along with many other dictators in the past and present, and now our very own dictator wanna-be politicians today want to give it a whirl!! Gooood luck!
Politicians who are in ‘bed’ with the insurance companies may try to force everyone, (under threat of course) to buy liability insurance for their guns in Ma. This has NOTHING to do with safety or preventing crime, (proper storage laws are already on the books, as are safety classes) and EVERYTHING to do with another creative way to start a (backdoor) gun registration scheme while making themselves rich with ‘kick-backs’ from the insurance lobby! How can you be ‘forced’ to buy the insurance if they don’t know what you own until you REGISTER your guns? Threats issued from your so-called self serving ‘Reps’ is the only way. Tell them to pound sand! Make SURE you threaten them with your vow to unseat these career leeches in the next election cycle! Here is the phone # at the State House on ‘bacon’ hill to do just that…617-660-4640, go to it!!
Why do you think that when you get a speeding ticket that you have to pay your auto insurance co. additional money in penalties for the next 7 years thereafter? You did no damage to the car that is insured, or to anyone else’s car or property did you? Every time someone gets a speeding ticket politicians in this state profit from it! They are in bed with the insurance companies. They will profit from this so-called ’gun liability insurance’ scam also!
Lawful gun owners have absolutely NO obligation to comply with an unlawful dictate such as this. It is a direct violation of our Constitutional rights, trying to effectively price us out of our Second Amendment!! It discriminates against lower income Americans, of any color, who may live in crime ridden areas by making it imposable for them to ’afford’ their Constitutional right to self defense, hell, $100 to apply for a gun license in this politically asinine state does that for many! The people we loosely call ‘representative’s' who would go along with this get rich quick scheme for themselves should be tried for treason, and imprisoned in forsaking the oath they took when gaining public office. We all know the oath they took as a solemn vow to UPHOLD the entire Constitution! They were all eager to swear the oath, once in office they appear just as eager to forsake it in order to line their pockets with bribes from special interest groups.
Firearms are the only consumer product that is protected in our Constitution, politicians with an eye to totally controlling the masses hate the Second Amendment and will try any scheme/scam to circumvent it! The criminals will all line up for the insurance………..SURE!
You going to throw all lawful gun owners in jail Deval and Linsky? How many criminal acts will that stop?! NONE! You and your ilk know that! You have an ulterior motive. We are under NO obligation to comply with your unconstitutional/unlawful schemes/dictates!
A few words from someone who understood political corruption and human nature throughout history all to well:
“Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’ because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual”. Thomas Jefferson
“One man with courage is a majority”. Thomas Jefferson
We seem to have come full circle, from the shot heard ’round’ the world at Lexington and the birth of liberty 237 years ago, and now, once again, suggested and pursued implementation of tyranny from our so-called ‘Representatives’ as the norm, the British of old would have been quite proud of these ‘tories’ I am sure !!
Sincerely, Submitted by Mark Shean, 1-18-2013
OBAMACARE PROTECTS GUN RIGHTS–Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c.
It seems that in their haste to cram socialized medicine down the throats of all the American people, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Barack Obama overlooked Senate amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, part c. c) PROTECTION OF SECOND AMENDMENT GUN RIGHTS.– “(1) WELLNESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAMS.–
A wellness and health promotion activity implemented under subsection (a)(1)(D) may not require the disclosure or collection of any information relating to– “(A) the presence or storage of a lawfully-possessed firearm or ammunition in the residence or on the property of an individual; or “(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition by an individual.
“(2) LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION.–
None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used for the collection of any information relating to–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition;
“(B) the lawful use of a firearm or ammunition; or
“(C) the lawful storage of a firearm or ammunition.
“(3) LIMITATION ON DATABASES OR DATA BANKS.–
None of the authorities provided to the Secretary under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act shall be construed to authorize or may be used to maintain records of individual ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition.
“(4) LIMITATION ON DETERMINATION OF PREMIUM RATES OR ELIGIBILITY FOR HEALTH INSURANCE.–A premium rate may not be increased, health insurance coverage may not be denied, and a discount, rebate, or reward offered for participation in a wellness program may not be reduced or withheld under [Page: S13491] GPO’s PDF any health benefit plan issued pursuant to or in accordance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act on the basis of, or on reliance upon–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; or “(B) the lawful use or storage of a firearm or ammunition. “(5)
LIMITATION ON DATA COLLECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS.–
No individual shall be required to disclose any information under any data collection activity authorized under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or an amendment made by that Act relating to–
“(A) the lawful ownership or possession of a firearm or ammunition; or
“(B) the lawful use, possession, or storage of a firearm or ammunition.
”. (f) Section 2718 of the Public Health Service Act, as added by section 1001(5), is amended to read as follows:
On Jan. 1, many parts of the Obamacare legislation became active, including the tax requirements/burden on working middle class Americans to begin funding its later full implementation. This means that many parts of national health care are already being enforced, including the amendment on gun and ammunition registration.
This is comical, but not what really protects us from dictator wanna-be’s, for that we have the Constitution, a much hated ‘roadblock’ to these same wanna-be’s such as Finestine, Boxer, Schumer, Biden/Obama, Bloomberg, Pelosi and all their ilk at any level of government.
Since the Democrats no longer have control over the House of Representatives as they did in 2009 when the original bill was passed, repealing this amendment would be very difficult, as it would open up much of Obamacare to potential repeal just to remove this segment in the legislation.
When WE THE PEOPLE elect our Representative’s, upon the threshold of taking office and thus becoming our public property, they are all required to take/make a solemn oath to ‘Uphold and Defend’ OUR Constitution,(every part of it) from all enemies both foreign and domestic. It is when they forget this oath that they then become self serving ‘politicians’ and are no longer our Representatives, they have become instead a domestic enemy from within in my view. We then need to either vote them out, recall them, or imprison them as the traitors they have become by forsaking the oath they had once sworn to uphold, OUR Constitution!
America is ours, ‘Executive Orders’ do not ,will not superceed OUR Constitution at the whim of Obama, (or anyone else) that is not how it works. We do not serve our Representatives, they serve us! Our Constitution is only as strong as the current generation of any age is to defend it. SO DEFEND IT!! Sincerely, Mark Shean, submitted 1-10-2013
SO, I GUESS IN THEIR RUSH TO PUSH SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE DOWN OUR THROATS, THEY ‘SHOT’ THEMSELVES IN THE FOOT ON THIS ONE!! THANK YOU HARRY REID!!
All these tragedies have 2 or more things in common, at the bottom of the page will be my brief summary. Mark Shean
Camden N.J. Sept. 6, 1949
Howard Unruh, age 28, killed neighbours while walking near his home. He never went to trial; he was determined to be a paranoid schizophrenic and found to be insane. He died at age 88 in a ward for the mentally insane. He said he would have killed 1000 if he could have had the time.
4 injured, 13 dead, including 3 children ages 2, 6, and 9. He lived with his mother, was a loner, he just took a ‘walk of death’ one day.
Austin Texas, Aug. 1, 1966, At the University of Texas.
Charles Whitman, age 25, was a former Marine sniper who shot people from the observation deck of a campus tower before being killed by police.
32 injured, 16 dead plus the shooter. He was abusing amphetamines and was having severe daily headaches, he suspected mental illness according to the notes police found later. He murdered his mother and wife prior to going to the university.
San Ysidro Ca. July 18, 1984
James Oliver Huberty, age 41, went into the McDonald’s and shot people until he was killed by a police sniper.
On the day before the massacre, Huberty had called a mental health center. The receptionist misspelled his name on intake as Shouberty. Since he had not claimed there was an immediate emergency, his call was not returned. Delusional, he said he served in V. Nam but was never in any military branch.
19 injured, 21 dead including 5 children ages, 8 months, 9, 11, 11, 11, plus the shooter.
Edmond Oaklahoma, Aug. 20, 1986, at a post office.
Pat Sherrill, age 44, He was about to be fired, (he thought) as a letter carrier for ‘poor job performance’, when he came to work, he shot his coworkers and supervisor and then killed himself. Described as a quiet loner, neighbors said no one liked him, he was a suspected ‘peeping tom’ and kids called him ‘crazy Pat’. He lived with his mother until she died and was never able to hold any job for long.
6 injured, 14 dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Killeen Texas, Oct. 16, 1991, at Luby’s Cafeteria, (Luby’s Massacre)
George Hennard, age 35, drove into a restaurant and then started shooting people. Police injured him and he then killed himself. He was described as angry and withdrawn, he was known to ‘dislike’ women, and was unemployed.
In response, Texas politicians got it right by passing a Shall-Issue gun law, removing the personal discretion of the issuing authority to deny a Concealed Carry Handgun License to qualified applicants.
27 injured, 23 dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Littleton Co. April 20, 1999, Columbine High School
Eric Harris, age 18, and fellow student Dylan Klebold, age 17, killed students and teachers at their school before killing themselves in the library. Both of these students were in psychiatric treatment and in trouble with the law. The weapons they used were illegally acquired, (stolen). They even made bombs that failed to work. Noted in a journal they kept, they wanted to ‘out-do’ prior murderous events.
24 injured, 13 dead, two shooters committed suicide.
Oct. 6, 2006 at the West Nickle Mines School
Lancaster County Pa., an Amish schoolhouse.
Gunman Charles Carl Roberts IV age 32, took hostages and shot ten girls. He confessed on the phone to his wife that he was a child molester and knew he would molest again, and that he was ‘angry at God’.
5 injured, 5 killed aged 6-13. The shooter committed suicide.
Blacksburg, Va. April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech.
Student Seung Hui Cho, age 23, killed two students in a dorm and then went through a classroom building shooting people. He had been diagnosed with a severe anxiety disorder known as ‘selective mutism’, and a major depressive disorder. Many faculty members found Cho’s behavior ‘menacing’. The school psychiatrist said she was not surprised to hear who had done the shooting and would have been more surprised if it had been anyone else.
17 injured, 32 students dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Binghamton N.Y. April 3, 2009, At the Immigration Services Center.
Jiverly Wong, age 41, was a student at the center when he shot people as he walked into a classroom. Had said ‘America sucks’ and that he wanted to shoot the President and co-workers, he had a bad run of luck according to some and appeared paranoid to others. He was never diagnosed.
4 injured, 13 dead, the shooter committed suicide.
Fort Hood Texas, Nov. 5, 2009, At a Soldier Readiness Processing Center.
Army psychiatrist Nidal Malik Hasan, age 39, is awaiting trial for accusations that he fired at a group of soldiers who were getting ready to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. He is described as a paranoid and schizoid according to colleagues and superiors. 2 1/2 years after his premeditated attack he still has not come to trial. As directed by the White House, the DOD refuses to call this what it is, a terrorist act.
32 injured, 13 dead. Shooter was shouting ‘God is Great!’; in Arabic during the rampage.
Tucson Arizona, Jan. 8, 2011 at a ‘town square’ meeting.
Jared L. Loughner age 25
Acquaintances said that Loughner’s personality had changed markedly in the years prior to the shooting, a period when he was also abusing alcohol and drugs. He had been suspended from Pima Community College in September 2010 because of his bizarre behavior and disruptions in classes and the library. After his arrest, two medical evaluations diagnosed him as paranoid schizophrenic and incompetent to stand trial. He was sentenced to life in Nov. 2012.
12 injured, one a US Representative, 6 killed, one age 9, one a Federal Judge.
Aurora Co. Century Movie Theater, July 20, 2012
James Holmes age 25,
Holmes’ defense attorneys claimed in a motion he was a “psychiatric patient” of the medical director of Anschutz’s Student Mental Health Services prior to the Aurora shooting. CBS News later reported that Holmes had met with at least three mental health professionals at the University of Colorado prior to the massacre.
Some of Holmes’ acquaintances suspected prior to the shooting that Holmes suffered from mental illness and could be dangerous. Two weeks before the shooting, he sent a text message asking a graduate student if they had heard of the disorder dysphoric mania, and warning the student to stay away from him “because I am bad news.”
Injured 58, killed 12.
Newton Conn. Dec. 14, 2012 At an Elementary School.
Adam Lanza age 20, Diagnosed with a developmental disorder, ‘Aspergers Syndrome’. His mother had told him she was considering placement for him in a mental institution, this may have been what ‘set him off’ in his rampage’? The guns he stole were his mothers, he killed her first.
Killed 27 people including 20 elementary school students, the shooter committed suicide.
Webster New York, Dec. 24th 2012.
William H Spengler Jr. age 62
Ex. convict who went to jail for murdering his grandmother by beating her to death with a hammer. In a note police found he wrote that he was going to do what he liked best, “I like to kill people”. He was not allowed to legally possess firearms. NOTE: Why was this lunatic let out of jail in the first place?
3 injured, 2 killed, the shooter committed suicide.
All of these tragedies have common denominators that the media and politicians bent upon gun confiscation fail/refuse to elaborate on. Intelligent people can/will spot these common denominators. The politicians who have always shunned their oaths to office and campaigned vocally against all legal gun ownership, IE the Second Amendment, are now about to launch a vicious assault on 95+ million law abiding legally licensed American citizens based on the acts of a few mentally deranged individuals.
The people involved in these shootings obviously were not rational people, no gun grab schemes or anti gun laws would have or could have ever stopped them.
While the politicians and media scream gleefully in anticipation of fulfilling their dreams of disarmament, their ruse has not gone unnoticed by millions of Americans who know the REAL conversation that has needed to be addressed by Congress, this being mental health issues in this country, not more impotent gun laws that will never stop/effect the mentally ill/or criminals. Shame on politicians for not starting this conversation with the preponderance of evidence staring them all in their self serving faces!
FOOT NOTE: If the government wants to ban guns from Americans based on Sandy Hook then the government should surrender their weapons based on the Waco Texas massacre/seige from Feb. 28, 1993 to April 19, 50 days long. Below a partial list of the murdered to that unpunished crime by government ‘agents’/thugs!
Children and Pregnant women murdered at Waco, TX by the US Government. Chanel Andrade, age 1, American, Cyrus Koresh, age 8, American, Star Koresh, age 6, American, Bobbie Lane Koresh, age 2, American, Nicole Gent Little, age 24, Australian and pregnant, Dayland Gent, age 3, American, Page Gent, age 1, American, Lisa Martin, age 13, American, Sheila Martin, Jr., age 15, American, Crystal Martinez, age 3, American, Isaiah Martinez, age 4, American, Joseph Martinez, age 8, American, Abigail Martinez, age 11, American, Audrey Martinez, age 13, American, Melissa Morrison, age 6, British, Mayanah Schneider, age 2, American, Aisha Gyrfas Summers, age 17, Australian and pregnant, Startle Summers, age 1, American, Rachel Sylvia, age 12, American, Hollywood Sylvia, age 1, American, Serenity Jones, age 4, American, Chica Jones, age 2, American, Little One Jones, age 2, American…….Murdered for their own “protection” by government ATF agents/thugs/murderers on the order of Janet Reno, she got away with it on a ‘wink and a nod’ from Bill Clinton……..
I will end this summary with the words of a man not from this time, a man with the wisdom even a genius like Thomas Jefferson admired in his own time, a wisdom not found in politicians of today, sadly…… Sincerely, Mark Shean, Submitted 1-3-2012.
Cesare Beccaria, 1764 :
Cesare Beccaria, Italian jurist, philosopher, and politician, 1764, on his observations of human nature.
They are military-grade guns – the gun of choice for many terrorist groups. They can fire up to 60 rounds per minute, and are meant for “destruction,” police said. And they’re here. Mark’s NOTE: What is a military ‘grade’ gun? Define please. The terrorist gun of choice are fully automatic weapons, not semi-auto firearms.
State and Brockton police confiscated two AK-47-type weapons and a high-capacity magazine Tuesday night in a Brockton apartment. Police come across weapons like these about once a month, said Lt. Paul Bonanca, and the gun’s potential to cause harm can’t be understated. Mark’s NOTE: What is an AK-47 ‘type‘ weapon? It is either an AK-47 or it is not….. “the gun’s potential to cause harm can’t be understated”. Mark’s NOTE: A car’s potential to cause harm can’t be understated, or a knife, or golf club, all truisms, most anything has a potential to cause harm…..but that ‘potential‘ is only possible by the manipulation of a human, otherwise there is zero potential for harm from these items.
“You could spray a room (with bullets),” he said. “It’s not what we want to see here on the street.” Mark’s NOTE: 99.99% of gun crime are with hand guns, not these ‘type‘ long arms. FBI statistics bear this out, the police and Justin Graeber decided not too….why taint sensationalism with facts?
Police would not comment on the possible reasons why the guns were being kept in Brockton. The weapon’s destructiveness speaks for itself. “I don’t think there’s any other reason. … It’s a weapon intended for more destruction,” Bonanca said. Mark’s NOTE: I believe the police had these people under surveillance for illegal activity of some sort and would not want to compromise that investigation, these were not law-abiding good citizens. A firearm is as only ‘destructive‘ as the human manipulating it makes it, in safe sane hands it is also safe. Remember it is the person, not the gun……
On Tuesday, detectives working with the state police STOP (Special Tactical Operations) team, state troopers and the FBI served a search warrant on an apartment at 5 Whipple Ave., about 8:40 p.m. said State Police Sgt. Michael McCarthy. Their target – these guns. Two AK-47 type rifles were confiscated by police, and one had an extended magazine or a “banana clip,” according to McCarthy, which can hold from 30 to 60 rounds of ammunition. Three people were arrested. Mark’s NOTE: They were only focused on the guns? Not anything to do with all the drugs they found? Something does not ring true here, a $500,000 bail is way out of whack with a simple gun charge.
Larry Shaw, 58, of 5 Whipple Ave., was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, two counts of unlawful possession of a high-capacity firearm, and one count of possession of a high-capacity feeding device. Eddie Lang, 62, of 105 Belair St., was charged with possession of a class A drug with intent to distribute and possession of a class B drug. Police say they found eight small bags of heroin and a small amount of oxycodone on Lang. Matthew Wood, 22, of 10 Douglas Ave. was arrested on two local warrants. Mark’s NOTE: These guys don’t sound like your typical law-abiding citizens.
Shaw is being held in Plymouth County Jail on $500,000 bail. If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in prison – 15 if this is not his first offense involving an assault rifle. Mark’s NOTE: A good journalist would have researched the answer to this prior to printing the article, you can find this info at the District Court Justin….
Jim Shepard of Zero Hour Arms in Easton looked at the photo of the two weapons that were seized and said they are semi-automatic variations on the military-issue rifle, not true AK-47s but some of the countless imitations of the weapon. “They’re like snowflakes,” he said. One is from a Chinese manufacturer (Norinco) and the other is a Romanian gun, he said. Machine guns have been banned since 1934. Assault rifles were banned in 1994, but guns made before the ban can be legally owned. The federal ban expired in 2004 but the state law, which mirrors the federal one, remains in effect. Mark’s NOTE: The Federal ban expired because it was a pointless ban, it accomplished nothing and Congress recognized that, our state ‘Representatives’ are not that bright…..
Many assault rifle-type weapons are valuable as collectors items, Shepard said, because there’s only a set amount that can be sold to civilians. Machine guns, or fully automatic assault weapons made prior to 1986, can be worth $15,000-$20,000. Those are rarely fired because of their value, he said.
It’s unlikely they were collector’s items in this case, however, as officers found them in a plastic garbage bag hidden inside a pillowcase in a bedroom closet, according to the police report filed in court. Police have not talked about why Shaw had the weapons, although he told authorities on Tuesday that he was “holding them for someone else,” according to the police report. Brockton police have seized 41 guns so far this year, but did not have a list readily available of the types of weapons seized. Mark’s NOTE: Why didnt Justin print the list of 41 guns confiscated? Why, because it would reveal the fact that the number of so-called ‘assault weapons’ would be minimal or even non-existent, why put facts into a left slanting anti gun story Justin?
Bonanca said that when police seize a high-powered weapon they work with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to determine the gun’s origin. He believes a large percentage of the guns come from out-of-state. The problem of guns on Brockton streets isn’t new. In April 2011, police working with the U.S. Attorney’s office and the ATF cracked down on guns in the city, making 32 arrests and confiscating 47 guns, including a fully automatic machine gun.
Brockton has a special tactical team that can be called in when high-powered assault weapons are involved. They train about once a month, Bonanca said. While much of Brockton’s gun crime involves handguns or other single-shot weapons such as the illegal sawed-off shotgun used in a fatal shooting in the city on Aug. 10, assault rifles remain a major concern of law enforcement.
James Holmes, the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 at a midnight movie screening in Colorado last month, used an assault rifle during his rampage. Mark’s NOTE: His ‘assault weapon’ jammed’ and most of the damage was done with a handgun. The theater was a ‘no gun’ zone as per theater policy. This is exactly why Holmes knew he would have no resistance from the ‘sheepole’.
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Assault weapon laws
Current state law mirrors the expired federal assault weapons ban. Assault weapons are defined under state law as:
Fully automatic weapons/machine guns.
Certain brands of semi-automatic weapons are banned by name in the statute, including Kalashnikovs (true AK-47s), UZIs and TEC-9s.
A semi-automatic rifle that has at least two of the following features: A folding or telescoping stock, a pistol grip, a flash suppressor, a bayonet mount or a grenade launcher.
Semi-automatic pistols and shotguns that have two or more of these or similar features are also banned.
Large capacity feeding devices, meaning magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition or more than five shotgun shells are also banned.
Weapons fitting this description but manufactured before the adoption of the federal law in 1994 can be owned with the proper license. Current and retired law enforcement personnel are also exempted from the ban.
Sources: Mass General Laws including C.140 Sec. 121, 131M
Submitted as a rebuttal on 8-20-12, by Mark Shean