Category: Laws

Eight Most Dangerously Dumb Gun Control Proposals Passed or Pondered

The lunacy of politicians can often be staggering. You almost have to wonder how they get through life with such a level of incompetence or outright disregard for common sense…

A few select bits. Full group at the link below.

making it illegal to have more than seven bullets in a magazine at one time.

requires the state to make the names and addresses of 170,000 Connecticut handgun owners public

make it a class C felony to own any gun made to fire more than a single round

a proposed 5 cent tax on each bullet purchased “for the purpose of funding crime prevention.”

A spokesperson for one of the lawmakers later admitted he “had no clue” that the proposed dangerously dumb ammunition ban would affect law-abiding hunters and gun owners.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots/2013/03/eight-most-dangerously-dumb-gun-control-proposals-passed-or-pondered?action_object_map=%7B%22530262747012186%22:373749172738875%7D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D&cmpid=obinsite&?src=related&con=outbrain&obref=obinsite

Police are not obligated to protect you

Most of us grew up believing that the police are there to help and protect us. As an adult, it is often a shock to find out that it is not quite true. The police are not obligated to protect you; YOU are your first defense against anyone with criminal or malicious intent! While there are certainly a lot of police who will protect citizens, they are not legally obligated to do so. This means that, essentially, they are good people doing a good thing without the law requiring them to; but it also means that they do not have to.

Any matters that should involve the police, call them. Just remember that when seconds count, the police are only minutes (or in some cases, hours!) away… and the only thing between you and the rapist / mugger / killer is whatever tool you choose to defend yourself with – such as a firearm.

 The court stated that official police personnel and the government employing them owe no duty to victims of criminal acts and thus are not liable for a failure to provide adequate police protection unless a special relationship exists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_v._District_of_Columbia

Right to possess a firearm for lawful purposes

An excerpt from the DC v Heller case regarding firearms rights:

District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 U.S. 570 (2008), was a landmark case in which the Supreme Court of the United States held that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual’s right to possess a firearm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home and within federal enclaves.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/District_of_Columbia_v._Heller