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    “Good intentions will always be pleaded for any assumption of power. The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” – Daniel Webster

    “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” – William Pitt

    “I believe that liberty is the only genuinely valuable thing that men have invented, at least in the field of government, in a thousand years. I believe that it is better to be free than to be not free, even when the former is dangerous and the latter safe. I believe that the finest qualities of man can flourish only in free air – that progress made under the shadow of the policeman’s club is false progress, and of no permanent value. I believe that any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and that any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave.” – H.L. Mencken

    ~Scott Hicks

    Of course men did NOT invent freedom.

    The Lord Jesus is the Creator of FREEDOM:
    2 Corinthians 3:17 New International Version (NIV)

    17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

    The Lord Jesus is NOT a tyrant. Even though He is the CREATOR of everything that exists and is the very source of all wisdom, He allows every one to choose for themselves who they will serve.

    The original tyrant is Satan himself.

    Hillary wrote her thesis on Saul Alinsky and his book RULES FOR RADICALS. He dedicated this book to Lucifer and below is a quote from that dedication:

    Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins — or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom — Lucifer.
    Be very careful who you vote for.

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    Gallup Poll Showing Declining Support for Gun Ban Hailed by SAF

    By Dave Dolbee published on November 1, 2016 in News
    When rallying against the Second Amendment, politicians continually claim the majority of Americans support banning so-called “assault weapons.” Whether they are out of touch or simply denying the truth, Americans are not in favor of gun bans—not even another assault weapons ban. Here is the full release from the Second Amendment Foundation citing a Gallup poll that demonstrates Americans’ do not support more gun control.

    A new Gallup poll that shows dramatically declining support for a ban on so-called “assault weapons” is proof that more Americans are waking up to the fact that gun bans and restrictive control in general are not the solutions to violent crime, the Second Amendment Foundation said today.

    “While extremist anti-gunners in Washington, D.C. push their agenda of public disarmament, this new poll shows that support for the right to keep and bear arms stretches across party lines all over the country,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “Some people may think gun control is an issue that will carry them into the White House, but out here where common sense prevails, the idea of banning guns only puts people in the dog house.”

    According to Gallup, only 36 percent of the people support a ban on “assault weapons,” where 44 percent backed the idea in 2012 and 57 percent liked the idea back in 1996. Gottlieb said the past 20 years have allowed Second Amendment organizations to educate the public, and many political leaders, about the false promise of restrictive gun control and outright bans.

    “Taking perfectly legal firearms away from law-abiding citizens does nothing to discourage criminals from committing crimes with guns they obtain illegally,” Gottlieb explained. “Demonizing honest citizens who have harmed nobody by blaming their guns for crimes they didn’t commit does not pass the smell test, and the new Gallup results show that an increasing number of Americans have wised up to that.”

    Gottlieb was disappointed, though not surprised, that more Democrats than Republicans still favor a ban. But he is encouraged because the poll results suggest that efforts by gun rights organizations to educate the public about Second Amendment issues and the futility of gun bans are working.

    “The more people understand that banning guns for law-abiding citizens will not prevent criminals from breaking the law, the less time we will waste on fighting over gun rights, and the more time we can spend on finding sensible solutions to lowering the violent crime rates,” Gottlieb concluded. “The more people understand that banning guns for law-abiding citizens will not prevent criminals from breaking the law, the less time we will waste on fighting over gun rights, and the more time we can spend on finding sensible solutions to lowering the violent crime rates.” Share you best solution to further this goal in the comment section.


    • #3
      Study Shows Criminals Buy Guns on the Street to Avoid Gun Shows and Internet Sales

      NOTE from Lou: in other words criminals do not obey the laws and passing more laws will do nothing to stop them. Strict enforcement of the laws we already have will help stop them. Criminals but guns off of other criminals. Most gun taken off of criminals are stolen guns.

      By Dave Dolbee published on November 2, 2016 in General, News
      Let me start by directing you to the disclaimer at the bottom. Although I most often refrain, some of this (in my personal opinion) may be worthy of a bit of “my personal opinion.” That way, you can feel free to agree or excoriate (criticize severely) me in the comments section as you see fit.


      Most likely, this is only news to politicians and the gun control advocates. In truth, they already know and simply choose to ignore the fact that criminals are not running out in droves to “gun shows and the internet” as several prominent politicians, and gun control advocates claim.
      “We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.” ~President Obama, remarks at memorial service in Dallas, July 12, 2016 for slain Dallas police officers killed by sniper fire on July 7

      “There are neighborhoods where it’s easier for you to buy a handgun and clips than it is for you to buy a fresh vegetable.” ~President Obama, March 2015

      “The Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment. And I am going to make that case every chance I get.” ~Hillary Clinton, Private Event in New York, New York, September 2015

      “I stand in support of this common-sense legislation to license everyone who wishes to purchase a gun. I also believe that every new handgun sale or transfer should be registered in a national registry.” ~Hillary Clinton, First Lady of the United States 2000
      The effectiveness of gun control? Let’s ask the criminals!

      A new study out of Chicago (Chi-raq, murder capital) confirms, yet again, that most criminals who use guns do not buy them legally. Well, color me shocked! A bad actor with criminal intent that intentionally refuses to follow the law when buying a gun. If only there was a law against that…

      It is as easy for me to claim the anti-gunners have an agenda as it is for them to claim I am biased. However, it is hard to refute the inmates of the Cook County jail in Chicago IL. Recently, the University of Chicago Crime Lab conducted a survey of the inmates. The purpose was to gain insight as to where the inmates obtained their guns. This survey participant only included inmates facing gun charges or those with criminal backgrounds involving gun crimes.

      I was not surprised, and likely, you will not be at the results either. The survey showed the inmates overwhelmingly preferred to get their guns through connections on the streets as opposed to going through legal channels such as gun shows or the internet. Harold Pollack, the crime lab co director said:
      “Some of the pathways [regarding guns] people are concerned about don’t seem so dominant. Very few inmates indicated using gun shows or the internet. Rather, they get the guns in undetectable ways on the street. The inmates know they run the risk of being caught by police but “were less concerned about getting caught by the cops than being put in the position of not having a gun to defend themselves and then getting shot.”
      05 itshouldnotbecalledguncontrol

      Hmmm… People who are less concerned with the ramifications of going through the legal system than being shot… Does, “I’d rather be tried by 12 than carried by six.” ring any bells here? I would not defend the lawless, but at some point, many law abiding would be forced to come to that very same conclusion if the gun control crowd had its way. Survey Takeaways

      The majority of inmates in the study claimed they prefer handguns for both illegal activities and personal protection.
      • Most of the study participants said they preferred to get rid of their gun after about one year. The purpose was to minimize the chance of being associated with the gun and later being convicted of a crime that was committed using the illegally purchased weapon.
      • The guns are often circulated between criminals to be used in multiple crimes by different people. This is especially true within the gang culture.
      • What should be of interest to the anti-gun politicians were the inmates’ claims that they use personal connections, gang affiliations, and allegedly corrupt law enforcement to purchase guns. (Personally, I am a strong supporter of law enforcement and believe they are the scapegoat for far too many things. However, if this claim came up very often by criminals incarcerated for crimes involving a firearm, it should be taken seriously and investigated to identify and arrest the bad apples or exonerate the falsely accused.)
      Study Conclusion

      The primary conclusion of the study showed the majority of criminals seldom, if ever, purchase firearms through gun stores, gun shows, or via the internet. Most would not pass the background check. Even more likely, the rest would not pass the smell test. I’ve spent more than a few hours on both sides of the gun counter. I have gone to my boss and stopped the sale of more than one firearm. I’ve seen other shops refuse the sale or transfer to others.

      When something does not feel right due to the customer’s actions, questions or statements, etc., the alarm bell often rings and appropriate action is taken. The effectiveness of actions such as these from firearm retailers and the current background check system (I hear the cries of those who believe this to be an unconstitutional act), demonstrates the laws we have on the books are not the problem and criminals are unaffected by current or future legislation that would seek to further infringe on the Second Amendment. More regulation at this point would only harm the law-abiding citizens seeking to exercise their Second Amendment rights, something the criminal class seems to be able to do quite easily.