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St. Louis Mayor Shocked by Constitutional Activism

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Constitutional Activism Expected in the good ol’ US of A

A recent reformation of Missouri law, the result of effective constitutional activism, makes openly carrying a firearm just a little bit easier than it used to be.  On October 24th in St Louis, about 40 legally armed demonstrators rejoiced over this reform by peacefully assembling and exercising their right to be openly armed.

The mayor of St. Louis and a variety of sheeple expressing opposing views were shocked by this event – shocked that citizens would actually openly exercise their constitutionally protected rights simply….. because they can!  Regarding the peaceful and quiet demonstration, Mayor Francis Slayer was quoted by the St Louis Post-Dispatch at a news conference:

“This is not Deadwood, South Dakota, in the 1870s…….In Deadwood, there was no law, but in Missouri, it is the law,” he said, referring to the legal ability to openly carry guns in public. “I don’t know what is worse.” He then said that the new law on carrying is “confusing” to police.

What’s Confusing? Am I Missing Something?

The law is “confusing” to police?  Where’s the confusion?  If a citizen is openly armed and is not posing a threat to anyone, then leave him or her alone.  On the other hand, if a citizen is a danger to others in violation of a law, then police action should be taken to control that person, armed or not. When was the last time a violent criminal was seen openly carrying? From the criminal’s standpoint, would carrying openly be in the best interest of his own violent criminal intentions?

I think that’s a very easy to understand policy, and it is clearly in conformance with the new law and with basic constitutional rights. Am I missing something?  Maybe they have all been watching too much TV.

There is one fact I overlooked.  Police have grown accustomed to hassling those who open carry.  The prohibition of open carry was the “law” to which they were accustomed. Many of them are now upset about no longer being permitted to do so, and that is their only point of confusion.

Sorry to inform you, Mr. Slayer, but this is St. Louis in 2014 and it IS rightfully the law in Missouri, and it IS rightfully the law nationwide. It is law specifically defined by provisions of the Second Amendment to our US Constitution.  In addition, the Tenth Amendment assures us that no State has the authority to impose any law that is contrary to provisions defined in the US Constitution.

Law in the Old West in Deadwood

Why was there no law against open carrying in Deadwood, South Dakota, in 1870?  Back then, like today, it was because of the Second Amendment.  I do not know the present law in Deadwood, but if there is now any law there today which would pretend to prohibit open-carry, that law would be just as invalid there today as such law presently IS invalid in St Louis. The Second and the Tenth Amendments apply universally, for all time.

The Right to Free Assembly and Free Speech: It’s NOT Shocking!

Should it be shocking that citizens who have for too long been denied the ability to exercise their natural constitutionally guaranteed rights without risk of being locked up for such action, should now take measures to openly re-assert their rights?  If we do not openly exercise our rights and exercise them now, they will surely be walked upon.  As soon as we allow our rights to be walked upon, we have given them up to an unjust authority.

What’s the Real Shocker, Mayor Slayer?

More shocking to me than peaceful people carrying guns in public is popular opposition to the open exercise of a constitutional right.  Of course those who oppose exercising constitutional rights have every right to do so.  We all have a right to remain ignorant, and to practice ignorance. The truth is that the trending lack of truth in education on the subject of the history of the American Revolution has resulted in widespread ignorance of the real basis of our founding documents, and of what they mean to each of us in real life-practice.

On the other hand, with no knowledge of the political climate under which the American colonists revolted against tyrannical authority imposed by the British monarchy of King George III, and with no understanding or knowledge of the motivations of the intentions of our Founding Fathers, could we reasonably expect any intelligent responses from the ignorant?  I guess not.

A Bad Western?  Of Course.  Nobody was Shot!

St Louis Mayor Francis Slayer also referred to the peaceful and quiet demonstration as akin to “something out of a bad western”.  Maybe the mayor is right.  A western without an exaggerated and overly dramatic fatal shooting scene would be a very bad western indeed.

Time for America to awaken –  Time to Exercise your Rights!

How can America return to its original foundation, grounded in the guarantee of individual liberty? Each and every one of us must awaken to understand that the Bill of Rights was an enumeration of rights.  The granting of natural rights comes from God Himself, and not from any document or human being. That is exactly why the Bill of Rights is referred to as an enumeration.  It is a listing of self-existent and therefore inalienable rights.

If you happen to be an atheist, then I will state that another way, and I doubt that you will disagree:  You are a self-governed and independent being.  No other human being possesses any valid authority to control your actions or your life, and as soon as you hand over your keys to yourself to someone or something else, you by default give up your own natural sovereignty.

Kudos are due the organizers of this demonstration in St. Louis. The time has come for us all to exercise and practice our rights publicly, or lose their recognition. Now let’s get to it!

You can read about this and similar topics at http://dailyunconstitutional.com

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Care to Surrender your Facebook Password for a Permit to OWN a Gun?

Facebook Account Information Used by Police to Approve or Deny Gun “Permits” in New York Town

 According to a piece in thefreethoughtproject.com,  the Watervliet  Police Department and the court which issues gun permits in that New York community have been found  violating the Constitution on multiple counts.  They’re not even violating it under the provision of any statute or law.  It’s simply police department procedure that has been unquestioned until now.

The City of Watervliet requires that residents wishing to possess a handgun there must be permitted to do so. As unconstitutional as that is in itself, that’s not even the main source of outrage here.

Recently the department sent a form to an applicant who had applied for a local handgun “permit”. The application received asked the applicant supply personal Facebook account information as a condition for granting the “permit”.

This applicant rightfully complained.  The department responded by claiming that the form was sent to him in error.  They said that the form he received was the one normally filled out used in face-to-face interviews.

There were other details and you can check them out here.

This is just one example of constitutional abuses increasing at every level of government nationwide.  The real history of the American Revolution is no longer taught in public schools, and it’s showing now.

Demanding Facebook Information for Gun “Permits” is a Threefold Constitutional Violation

First, this policy violates the applicant’s 1st Amendment rights to free speech by ruling for or against the issue of a permit to exercise 2nd Amendment rights on the basis of the applicant’s political views.

It violates 2nd Amendment rights first by virtue of the very existence of a law requiring a permit to own a pistol (more on that later), and second by making it possible to deny a citizen his natural individual rights for purely political reasons.

This policy also violates the 4th Amendment by forcing the applicant to accept a warrantless search of personal property, namely, Facebook account information.

Don’t Forget the 10th Amendment.  What’s That?

Let’s look at the unconstitutionality of all state and local law.  Such law may not conflict with rights defined in the Constitution.  The 10th Amendment covers that.  The 10th Amendment states that “the powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”.

It is clear then, that states and localities may not pass law contrary to the supreme law of the Constitution, whose 2nd Amendment guarantees no infringement.  Issuing a “permit” to exercise what is already a right is infringement.  Therefore, every state or city law requiring the “permitting” of gun possession is infringing, and is therefore invalid on the basis on the 10th Amendment and the 2nd Amendment. 

Every Gun Law is Unconstitutional! Every One!

The existence of a law, regardless of the established constitutional process it went through in order to become law, by no means establishes or creates the constitutionality of that law.  It’s a fact that unconstitutional law is passed regularly, and that consequently we live in a maze of conflicting state and federal laws, many of them constitutionally invalid.  The 10th Amendment has not been honored.

In this small town case in New York, a local government has granted itself an authority it never had constitutional grounds to possess. Government regulation of speech and behavior is not a constitutional right at any level, federal, state, or local.  The Bill of Rights was written for the people’s protection from government, and no rights belong to government.  Only the Constitution defines what it may do.  The regulation of free speech, the regulation of the individual’s right to bear arms, the right to be protected from warrantless searches and seizures – these rights belong naturally to the individual.  Any claim of any level of government to act contrary to these protections is a tyrannical abuse of power.

This is getting old. The 2nd Amendment says “shall not be infringed”.

The primary motivation of the Founders for designing the constitutional republic that they did was to prevent the possibility of recurrence of the same tyrannical abuses they had just a decade earlier revolted against!

George Mason wrote that the 2nd Amendment was established to ensure that the people would be protected from repeating the very same tyrannical enslavement by government that King George III had inflicted upon them.  Noah Webster strongly agreed.  It’s all in the history that is no longer taught in public schools.

In the 4th Amendment, warrantless searches were prohibited, as well as standing federal armies.  Why do you suppose they mentioned that?  Could it have had anything to do with the presence of militarized police in the colonies that were directed by agents of King George III?

Running over the Constitution

The Constitution was carefully designed to provide infallible guidance which, properly applied, would suppress tyrannical government actions at all levels.  However, when the Constitution is neither respected and nor honored for its original intentions, it becomes useless.  In proportion as knowledge of the history of our founding era has diminished, so has respect for our Constitution.  As a result, Supreme Court rulings have replaced and superseded constitutional authority, and consequently the Constitution is now regularly run over by the courts.

Constitutional Infringements Running Rampant at Local Government Levels

Come to think of it, I said that the Watervliet police department was not violating the Constitution under the provision of any statute or law.  But they really were.  The very fact that their city honors an unconstitutional law is the basis of this entire set of additional infractions

Contentions that a law is constitutional and valid until its validity is overturned by the Supreme Court, are ridiculous. That position would render the Constitution of no value unless it were to be first sanctioned by the federal government  –  the very entity it was designed to protect the people against!

Read more at http://westernjournalism.com 

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New York In Shock As Gun Control Leads To 25 Murders In The Last 2 Days

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New York In Shock As Gun Control Leads To 25 Murders In The Last 2 Days

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Like most Democrat-controlled, big cities, New York City has one of the most stringent gun-control schemes in America. But this heavy emphasis on banning guns has not stopped a recent rise in murders in the Big Apple.

Over a 48 hour period between June 11 to June 13 25 people were killed with firearms in New York. Victims were from all over the city. In fact, the only part of the city that didn’t experience a shooting over the 48-hour period was Staten Island!

Eight were shot in the Bronx, four in Queens, one in Manhattan, and a whopping twelve in Brooklyn. The fellow killed in Manhattan was shot during the day amongst a crowd of people.

CCW Concealed Carry Just Got a Lot Easier In Missouri

But notice that New York’s “Safe Gun Act” hasn’t really done much to stop crimes committed with guns. It may have stopped law-abiding citizens from being able to respond to life-threatening attacks with their own guns, of course.

Due to the anti-gun laws, it is practically impossible for law-abiding citizens to get guns for themselves. But, oh, boy do the crooks have them. According to news reports 100 percent of this gun crime spree was perpetrated with guns held illegally in criminal hands.

Notice that hundreds in not thousands of crimes every year are stopped by legal gun owners. Take the woman in California that stopped a home invasion with her firearm. Or the Florida business owner who cornered and captured a crook in his store. Or the boy that used a gun to save his father’s life.

These are the life-saving events that New York’s Democrats will put an end to and murders will increase because of it.

With Democrats succeeding in banning guns we get idiotic and dangerous situations like the 9/11 operator that told a woman being raped to kindly ask her rapist to just leave.

The good news is, though, that this is still a drop in murder rates over last year. This is true across the country, actually. And every state (including New York) no have concealed carry in some form or fashion–except Illinois which is just about to put one in place. We have more guns than ever in the hands of law-abiding citizens and crime has dropped.

(Read More: Robbers Forcefully Shove Man Into His Closet, Where He Kept His Guns……….)

http://www.mrconservative.com/2013/06/19067-new-york-in-shock-as-gun-control-leads-to-25-murders-in-the-last-2-days/

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