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The Fresh Offensive

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana Jan. 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 1.
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With the 2016 Presidential Election done and over with, the NRA has promised a push against standing Federal and State-level anti-firearms laws already on the books. Wayne LaPierre’s comments are seemingly focused on the State-level. The main goal seems to be to make examples out of California and New York. This is, in no small part, because they are the two most restrictive states in the Union and always have been. The last persisting strongholds of the long defunct Federal Assault Weapons Ban. This is somewhat unfortunate, by my viewpoint, due to the opening that has been presented. The ability to take down some important Federal laws (NFA, GCA, Hughes Amendment of FOPA) and fill Supreme Court seats for the settlement of conflicting Circuit Court cases.

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Critical Analysis & Carry

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana Nov. 2016 V.13 – Issue 11.

When I was 18, I carried a handgun openly on occasion. I was in full compliance with the law and respected private establishments’ wishes – understanding that an establishment’s owners, who don’t wish to allow guns, are afforded the liberties to make that decision and that I didn’t want to give them my money anyway. Whenever I did open-carry, I always felt extremely anxious and over time I assumed that that feeling of angst wouldn’t disappear; even when I decided to obtain my Concealed Handgun License. About six-months after turning 22, I did just that. When I finally got my license, I immediately began carrying; wearing my sidearm nearly every moment of every day. I noticed that the feeling that I had while open-carrying no longer existed. I had to step back and think about why.

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Constitutional Enforcement

In the wake of the latest firearms control laws implemented in California this past month, you’ll see a large number of pro-firearms proponents bailing out of the state within the final months of the year. Some are fighting “Gunmageddon” by petition and by conceptual design, I should add. However, there are other problems with the state of California, and it’s not just California, but most of the rest of our favorite anti-firearms states. The economies in the states of California, New York and New Jersey are horrendous, to say the least. This is driving many of the anti-firearms proponents out of those states as well. And, with them comes their unconstitutional mindsets and votes.

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The Language of Control

President Barack Obama, on the 26th of June, spoke at a Town Hall meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The President touched on a number of topics, until a spectator was allowed a question and worked gun-control into the session. The White House has video of the entire meeting and there is a full transcript: which can be found here. Obama’s words caused some issue on one topic. However, very few pro-gunners seemed to notice one part of his speech that could change the nature of the gun-control push from here, on.

Now, I’m putting aside the incompetence regarding the thought that there are no background checks and ‘forgetfulness’ that the ‘gun lobby’ is comprised of, at the very least, half of the entirety of the American households (according to Gallup polls taken over the last five-years). What, instead, I want you to focus on is in bold (question begins here). Continue reading The Language of Control