SCIO, OR (KPTV) - The Scio School District recently changed its policy to allow school workers with concealed weapon permits to carry their guns on campus.
For all of those who believe local government is the solution to the problem, consider this local Florida sheriff who is lobbying for a strike force composed of deputies, social workers, and “mental health” professionals from a “Behavioral Sciences Unit” (BSU) who would be on-call twenty-four hours a day, ready to be deployed to visit the homes of what the Soviets used to call “socially dangerous people.” His real objective is not “violence prevention,” but rather civilian disarmament. The purpose of the BSU, the sheriff says, is to “identify people with a propensity and inclination to go do violent things and stop them from accessing firearms.” A system of preemptive disarmament of people considered to be psychologically unstable or otherwise “dangerous” has actually been in place in Connecticut since 1999. Although it has resulted in the confiscation of firearms from thousands of innocent people, it did nothing to prevent the horror that unfolded last December at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Can you imagine our founders in Boston in a similar situation? Someone sets off a homemade bomb and then the “good guys,” the British soldiers, start a house-to-house search for the bomber(s). The citizens of Boston would have pulled out their guns and said, “Oh, no you don’t!” Or maybe, in the more eloquent Colonial style, “You have gone too far! You shall not enter these premises except on pain of death.” This underscores why the Second Amendment is so vitally important. It was exactly for this reason that the founders wrote the third and fourth amendments to the Constitution. In the Declaration of Independence, four of the “abuses and usurpations” that are listed were addressed by them.
The Justice Department sent a letter in late March saying it would not process the summons against the 11 websites - which include Orkut, Blogspot, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) - because of First Amendment protections. The letter read, "(A)s previously discussed, the first amendment to the US Constitution provides for broad freedom of expression and as a result prohibits criminal prosecution of speech except in narrowly defined circumstances.
On October 16, 1991, George Hennard drove his car through the front window of Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. He was there for one purpose, and stepping out of his vehicle, calmly and methodically opened fire on more than two score unarmed patrons inside the building.
One of the senators behind this month’s failed gun control legislation says he’s “absolutely” bringing it back.
According to a pair of recent polls, for the first time since the 9/11 terrorist hijackings, Americans are more fearful their government will abuse constitutional liberties than fail to keep its citizens safe.
Eleven days after the amendment he co-authored to expand background checks for gun purchases was rejected by his Senate colleagues, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) sounded optimistic Sunday about a second try.
A nonprofit group in Houston, TX known for helping single mothers has begun an ambitious new effort to help an entire neighborhood, and ultimately, the entire nation. This nonprofit stands apart from most others because of how it is trying to help. Namely, they arm single mothers and other vulnerable groups in society. They are the Armed Citizen Project.
It’s pathetic to have to point out to public servants they are responsible for enforcing the people’s laws. Just because someone is appointed to a job in the government, doesn’t mean one can do whatever he/she wants.
Senate and House Republicans are set to introduce a joint bill Friday that would significantly limit the amount of ammunition that federal agencies are permitted to purchase and stockpile over the next six months.