Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength - Henry Ward Beecher
Baby sister, I was born game and I intend to go out that way - Rooster Cogburn
people talk of rights as if they are some sacred divine protected thing. It is all an idea, and you don't have any right to it. If they stop making guns no gun is going to pop out of the sky to fullfill your right to one. At least with speech or religion you can pull it out of this air, but not a gun.
I am not telling you this to make you angree. I am telling you this because you are the people who have to make the argument for your ability to legally own firearms. You are the ones who are going to have to make an argument vs a lot of people who don't think you have some right to any weapon you want. So you have to convince them that this is something that should be around. All this rights talk doesn't mean a damned thing when you have dead toddlers on the TV for most people. So you had better come up with a better argument because it would seem certain people are hell bent on limiting your ability to own a gun legally. They don't seem to care one bit about what you feel should be the way.
To assert that the SCOTUS would allow a tajing a class, passing a test and paying fee to allow the "right" to vote, since "low information" voters are not capable of "understanding the issues" and therefore cancel out the votes of "informed voters", placing them in danger of being led by morons is very unlikely to pass Constitutional muster.
If the state could prove that requiring a CCW permit made the state safer, then they should also be compelled to make that class, and test more accessable, and lower the fee (i.e. subsidize its cost), not to charge each citizen $240 for simply keeping that "right". We all know that the real purpose of expensive CCW permits is to simply place that "right" out of reach of as many people as possible, thus they do not charge anywhere near that cost for the mere privilege to drive in that state.
The SCOTUS allows the federal gov't to mandate "free" NICS background checks be perfomed, by all FFL dealers, for each gun sale yet allows the states to charge large fees, for a one time NICS check and a picture ID, for "CCW permits". That makes no sense at all.
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
Yeager was obviously - and rightly - pissed off about the likelihood of Obama doing by EO what he knows won't pass congress and that's a problem. Personally, I'd go so far as to suggest that if Obama overreaches on this gun control stuff it would be incumbent on the American people to get him out of that office by whatever means become necessary.
"The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations." `Thomas Jefferson
James Yeager is borderline psychotic and a proven liar
James Yeager, helping the "gun control" extremists
and from WBIR TV in Knoxville
West TN man loses handgun carry permit after making video threatsYeager runs Tactical Response, a firearms and tactical training school in Camden. He is not a Department of Safety and Homeland Security certified instructor, nor is his school department certified.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
"if it goes another inch" what does that mean? Requires more of the 40% of sales to have a back round check? Will there be blood in the streets over that?
What in YOUR opinion is President Obama overreach? Say something with meat on the bones, not vague meaningless stuff.
What do you mean with the rather cliche, 'by whatever means become necessary'???
More rabble rousing pap, could mean a lot- most likely just hot air and stirring the stink pot.
Context is everything, what do you think is that 'inch' and what do you mean by your cliche???