RALEIGH, N.C. (March 27, 2017) – A second so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill that would make it legal for most North Carolinians to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control, has been filed in the North Carolina House.
HELENA, Mont. (March 6, 2017) – Montana Gov. Bullock has vetoed a bill that would have authorized a person to carry a handgun on U.S. Postal Service property in the state and set the foundation for the people there to reject an unconstitutional federal gun control measure in practice.
A Missouri State House bill would require “gun free” private establishments that ban concealed carry to assume responsibility for the safety of those people if they are harmed.
An Indiana bill would take a small but important step toward fully respecting the right to keep and bear arms by allowing people with a protection order to carry a handgun without a license.
In an article titled “5 ways the next Congress can protect gun rights,” U.S. Congressman Dave Brat (R-Virginia) outlines steps that federal lawmakers can take to ensure that whoever is elected president cannot violate the right to keep and bear arms. While you have to appreciate his efforts, Americans should not count on Congress to protect their gun rights.
Gun expert John R. Lott has regrettably joined the “If Hillary wins, it’s over” bandwagon when it comes to our right to keep and bear arms. It’s not.
A Washington city councilmember has proposed a Second Amendment Proclamation in response to calls for bans on semi-automatic rifles. Although it concerns a state proposal and would have no legal teeth, the proclamation encapsulates the spirit of anti-commandeering that citizens can use to fight attempts to restrict their right to keep and bear arms from unconstitutional federal gun control laws.
Gun control proponents often paint the fight over gun rights as a battle between “gun sense” advocates and fringe elements who want dangerous people to have access the firearms. In reality, the conflict is a fundamental choice every society must make. Does it want to live in a police state or a free society?
Gun grabbers are often very clever in how they argue about the right to keep and bear arms. However, their rationalizations for gun control policies are often confusing. In reality, they either don’t quite fully realize, or don’t care to admit, the true reason they favor gun control laws regardless of the practical impacts.
Since the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida there has been a lot of discussion about prohibiting people on the federal government’s terrorist watch list or no-fly list from obtaining firearms.
For gun grabbers, it’s a clever way to get both sides of the aisle on the same page. Continue reading “National Security” Is No Excuse to Restrict Our Natural Right to Self Defense