Continued Fight Against Statists’ Gun Control
Continued fight against statists’ gun control
Gun laws vary from state to state. Citizens should become familiar with their state’s gun laws and follow them accordingly.
Citizens definitely should not follow Vice President Joe Biden’s advice that he gave to his wife was that if she were being attacked she should go outside on the balcony and fire a double-barrel shot gun twice outside. When legal gun owners heard this they laugh, but then shake their head at the stupidity of Biden’s advice.
Biden also said in a Field and Stream interview if “you want to keep someone away from your house, just fire the shotgun through the door.” A Virginia man did just that a few days earlier and was charged with reckless handling of a firearm.
A legal, registered gun owner would be arrested and serve jail time for discharging a fire arm in a public space, such as outside their home, or through their front door.
In February of this year, Tampa Buccaneers player Da’Quan Bowers was charged with a Class-C felony for bringing a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson pistol with a clip of eight rounds in his carry-on bag at LaGuardia Airport. Sentence is a minimum of 3-1/2 years to 15 years for carrying a loaded gun in New York.
New York is known to have the toughest gun laws in the nation. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the NY Safe Act in to law at the beginning of this year. Over 61 percent of those polled in New York recently said they favored the state’s stricter gun laws and would vote for him again. Also telling in the poll is 35 percent called Cuomo a liberal, 47 percent a moderate, and 10 percent conservative.
On February 22, 2013, cnsnews.com reported that 34 firearm and firearm-related companies have stated publicly they will stop selling firearms to states, counties, cities and municipalities that restrict citizens’ gun rights. One such gun manufacturer, EFI, LLC in Inwood, WV has a longstanding policy to exclude selling guns to “the federal government and states that have enacted gun control laws that restrict the public from owning and possessing certain types of firearms. . . . If a product that we manufacture is not legal for a private citizen to own in a jurisdiction, we will not sell that product to a law-enforcement agency in that jurisdiction.” Their service policies for exclusion include California, City of Chicago, New York State and Washington, D.C. As long as it’s legal, EFI, LLC will sell any firearm to the public.
On March 9, 2013, cnsnews.com reported that the “Firearms Equality Movement” has gained momentum and firearm companies have grown from 34 to 118 to oppose restrictive gun control laws. The Police Loophole, a site dedicated to gathering a list of firearm companies who are closing the police loophole by not selling firearms to those government and law enforcement agencies.
The site is not against any particular government or law enforcement agency, but defines the police loophole as:
“There are some states, counties, cities, and municipalities in our great nation that fail to allow their citizens to fully exercise their right to keep and bear arms with restrictions such as magazine capacity or types of firearms. However, these government entities do not place these restrictions upon their own employees, such as police officers.”
The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
Guns are used for hunting. Guns are also used by a mom to protect her and her two children when an intruder enters their home with intent to harm or steal property.
In response to NY Safe Act, Assemblyman James Tedisco, a Schenectady Republican, said “A lot of people say, ‘Why do you need these guns?’ It’s part of the freedoms and liberties we have. … It’s for our public safety. It’s to protect us from our own government.”
A list of the firearm companies participating in the “Firearms Equality Movement” can be found at The Police Loophole.