Federalism and the Second Amendment

It is important for you to know, especially if you’re a new listener to this program, the federal Bill of Rights does not guarantee you one solitary thing in your state, nothing, zero, zilch, nada, nothing. If you read the presentation to the states to ratify that Bill of Rights, if you read what it was that Congress said when they passed them, if you read the preamble that was inserted into the Bill of Rights, it is clear, anyone alive at the time would have told you this, this would have been 100 percent unanimous, those ten amendments that were ratified were meant as prohibitions only and specifically at what the general government could do.

So when you run around waving your Second Amendment, don’t wave it at your state legislature because it doesn’t apply. It only applies to Congress. So that’s the bad news for you. You’ve been taught your whole life that the Second Amendment is universal and it controls every living firearm from here to Romulus to LV-426, all the way to the ice world of Hoth and then back to the Titan moon of Saturn. That is incorrect. It only applies to the general government. Now, in this instance, this is the good news for you, that means that Ms. Pelosi and Mr. Schumer and all the other schemers and connivers out to be impeached for even having a discussion over keeping and bearing arms. They have no say so in the matter whatsoever, none. The only power that they may exercise is an Article I power, which is over the militia. That is the only power that they have. That is the only power that they were granted. Anything else, they have taken. They need to give it back, obviously. So your Brady Bill, all that crap is unconstitutional.

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Obama will ‘evaluate’ bill to ban online munition sales

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday that President Obama will “evaluate” a new bill that would ban online ammunition sales in the wake of the shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. That left 12 dead and dozens more injured.

During the daily press briefing, Mr. Earnest was asked whether Mr. Obama supports the measure, which aims to end sales of unlimited amounts of ammunition on the Internet and other mail orders. The bill also would force ammunition dealers to report large sales of bullets and other munitions to law enforcement authorities.

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Scalia Opens Door For Gun-Control Legislation

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Sunday the Second Amendment leaves open the possibility of gun-control legislation, adding to what has become a slow-boiling debate on the issue since the Colorado movie theater massacre earlier this month.

Scalia, one of the high court’s most conservative justices, said on “Fox News Sunday” that the majority opinion in the landmark 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller stated the extent of gun ownership “will have to be decided in future cases.”

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The Booming United States Firearm Industry

On December 15th, 1791, lawmakers adopted the famous Second Amendment into the United States Constitution which protects citizens’ right to bear arms. Since this historic moment Americans have embraced their right to own and use firearms for both protection and recreation which has, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), enabled the growth of a $13 billion firearms and ammunition industry that represented an economic impact of over $30 billion in 2011.

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Winchester PDX1 Defender

I used Winchester PDX1 Defender .357 Magnum, fired out of a Rossi 971. My target was several phone books (9 inches thick), soaked in water for 18 hours. Distance from shooter to target was 9 yards.

Just to make things a little interesting, I also taped a quarter to the front. I was really hoping to make a donut out of the quarter, but it didn’t work out that way. At 9 yards, the quarter was completely covered (and then some) by the front sight post.

I recovered 5 of the 6 rounds, as one managed to angle down and bury itself deep in the dirt. Those that I was able to recover all penetrated approximately 8.75″ — none fully penetrated the 9″ stack of wet phone books.

I have to say that I am really impressed with the expansion of the PDX1 Defender ammunition. I would not feel under-armed utilizing this ammunition in a self defense gun whatsoever.

I’ll let the images speak for themselves. Click any image to see a larger version.



Close ups of the individual rounds…






As can be seen, all expanded spectacularly — with the exception of round 1. There’s a good reason for this… that is the round that hit the quarter.




How did the phone books hold up? You be the judge. Looks like that would cause massive tissue damage if you ask me. There is a 3 round grouping on the left, a 2 round grouping on the right, and one lone round at the bottom.

Phone book