The Five Extra Words

Following the massacre of grammar-school children in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012, high-powered weapons have been used to kill innocent victims in more senseless public incidents. Those killings, however, are only a fragment of the total harm caused by the misuse of firearms. Each year, more than 30,000 people die in the United States in firearm-related incidents. Many of those deaths involve handguns.

The adoption of rules that will lessen the number of those incidents should be a matter of primary concern to both federal and state legislators. Legislatures are in a far better position than judges to assess the wisdom of such rules and to evaluate the costs and benefits that rule changes can be expected to produce. It is those legislators, rather than federal judges, who should make the decisions that will determine what kinds of firearms should be available to private citizens, and when and how they may be used. Constitutional provisions that curtail the legislative power to govern in this area unquestionably do more harm than good.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-five-extra-words-that-can-fix-the-second-amendment/2014/04/11/f8a19578-b8fa-11e3-96ae-f2c36d2b1245_story.html

With all due respect, I wholeheartedly disagree with Mr. Stevens’ thoughts.  The second amendment was not designed to protect people’s gun rights only when serving in the militia.

D.C. Investigating Mark Witaschek’S Taxes After Conviction For Muzzleloader Bullet

The District of Columbia has spent almost two years persecuting a good man because they wrongly thought he had guns in the city.

It wasn’t enough to prosecute Mark Witaschek for having one shotgun shell and a box of muzzleloader bullets. After a three-month trial that ended in a conviction, the city started an investigation into the businessman’s taxes.

This abuse of power must end.

On the word of a bitter ex, the police searched Mr. Witaschek’s Georgetown home twice in 2012 looking for guns. They never found the bounty of firearms since Mr. Witaschek, a hunter, keeps his guns at his sister’s home in Virginia.

The D.C. cops went to Sylvia Witaschek’s home in the commonwealth and demanded she show them the guns, but she refused.

The District’s unelected Attorney General Irvin Nathan infamously declined to prosecute NBC’s David Gregory for possession of a “high-capacity” magazine in December 2012, claiming it was not in the interest of public safety.

However, Mr. Nathan refused to drop the ammunitions charges against Mr. Witaschek and instead, sicced two of his prosecutors on the case, which dragged on for 18 months.

The judge did not rule on the shotgun shell, which had misfired at a hunt years ago. The District only allows registered gun owners to possess ammunition.

The nation’s capital did not think giving this man a criminal record was enough. At sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Oritsejemine Trouth asked the judge to demand Mr. Witaschek register as a gun offender with the police within 48 hours.

And they still weren’t done. The day after the trial, an agent from the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue showed up at Mr. Witaschek’s office.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/apr/9/miller-how-government-tyranny-destroyed-a-dc-busin/

The Obama Import Ban

It seemed as though we had relative peace and quiet on the 2nd Amendment front after handing Feinstein and her merry band of anti-freedom clowns a smack-down post Sandy Hook. We soundly defeated all attempts by leftists to grab our semi-automatic rifles and standard capacity magazines at the federal level. Sadly, some states enacted new laws in the wake of the tragedy and further encroached on their citizens Constitutionally protected rights, but the rest of us escaped mostly unscathed due to the quick and decisive action of gun owners.

For the most part the gun-grabbers had whimpered off, licking their wounds and were relegated to waiting for the next tragedy to happen so they could spring forth with new gun ban proposals. The latest school attack was perpetrated by a kid Akimbo wielding kitchen knives and that’s just not enough to excite the masses to support new “assault weapons bans” or magazine capacity limits.

Apparently the wait was too much for them to bare, after all, these folks find liberty and the Bill of Rights so distasteful they can only sit quiet for so long. Having an insatiable itch to push something, ANYTHING, forward on the gun-grabbing front, 80 Congresscritters drafted a letter to the gun-grabber in chief calling for him to waive his magical pen and ban all future imports of semi-automatic firearms. That means no more AK’s, SCAR’s, Tavors, PS90′s, Saiga and VEPR shotguns, etc. should Obama choose to take such action.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.thebangswitch.com/the-obama-import-ban/