Bloomberg not quick enough draw on social media

Safety FirstFormer New York mayor and anti-gunner Michael Bloomberg recently dropped another $50 million on the creation of a new so-called “grass-roots campaign” to supposedly curb gun violence, named “Everytown for Gun Safety”.  Bloomberg’s immediate job is to market the new gun-grabbing group and create a stir to elicit support.

Unfortunately for the rich and shrewd businessman, he failed to secure the Facebook name before announcing the effort.

A quick-to-the-draw Facebook user jumped on the opportunity and registered the name, using it instead as a group to support the second amendment’s gun protections and gun safety, telling BuzzFeed “I took the Bloomberg name because I wanted this page to remain open to debate, unlike his group at Moms Demand Action that block anyone with alternative views.”

Gun owners are getting a bad rep nation wide from their anti gun propaganda. As to who I am, I am your average citizen that believes the second amendment ‘shall not be infringed.’”

https://www.facebook.com/Everytownforgunsafety

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Politician supports forcible police inspection of homes

Selectman Barry GreenfieldCiting the state of Massachusetts’ law that requires all gun owners to store firearms in a safe manner out of the reach of children, Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield said he supports enabling local police officers to force their way into private homes of registered gun owners to inspect their firearm storage.

Currently, police are required to obtain a warrant and abide by the protections that all Americans are afforded under the 4th Amendment to the Constitution before entering private residences.  However, “We need the ability to enforce the state law,” said Selectman Greenfield.  Apparently, Greenfield does not believe local Swampscott residents are worthy of 4th Amendment protections.

According to this elected official, civil liberties no longer apply in his utopia in Massachusetts.  Gun owners are typically wary of calls for gun registrations because of politicians like Greenfield who believe their own draconian political ambitions trump the Constitution.

I refer all readers to the 4th amendment to the Constitution, which states that all people are protected from unreasonable searches and seizures and requires a warrant and probable cause before government officials can enter homes and seize property.  Clearly, this proposed policy would violate the 4th Amendment and leave residents wondering where their constitutional rights went.

Greenfield backed off his statements to BearingArms.com.

I’m simply asking the question of whether an existing law can be enforced. I’m not trying to add any laws. I asked our board of selectmen whether we could look into potential methods of enforcement. Can the police conduct a investigation with due notice, similar to a building permit inspection or a fire inspection when you want to sell your home? If not, fine.

Right, Mr. Greenfield.  What you meant to say is that freedom-loving Americans caught on to your suggestion that the 4th Amendment no longer apply in your fair town.

Too late.

December 14th: Guns Save Lives Day in the USA

tdy-121217-littlest-victims-combo.TdyDoubleDecember 14th marks the first anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook incident where a deranged man gunned down 26 innocent teachers and children in a “gun free” school in Newtown, Connecticut.  Defenseless and vulnerable, innocent lives were lost as Adam Lanza enjoyed several minutes of indiscriminate shooting into classrooms without any fear of being shot at. Continue reading

Man charged with using shotgun to kill attacking bear

A 76-year-old Massachusetts man has been charged with multiple crimes after using his shotgun to kill a 7-foot, 350-pound bear that chased the man around his backyard.  “It just dropped,” the man said of the bear’s shooting.

For the crime of resisting death at the hands (paws?) of a man-killing wild animal, the state has charged the resident with multiple crimes including killing a bear, baiting a bear, illegal possession of a firearm and failing to secure the weapon.  More or less, the state would rather this man have stood there defenseless to provide this bear with a fresh meal for the evening.

The police do not believe the bear was a threat to anyone.  The resident, who was chased by the bear, feels differently.

 

Early March sees both good and bad in fight for gun freedom

5489298-revolver-that-is-starkly-lit-on-a-black-backgroundThe first week of March ushered in a variety of legislation that both threatens law-abiding citizens and their right to defend themselves and, in the case of Utah and some other states, offers a more promising future that cements the second amendment to state residents.  Here’s a look at some of the more positive developments.

Utah passes 2nd Amendment Preservation Act

In a 49 to 17 vote, the state of Utah passed a measure that nullifies all federal gun control legislation that would restrict a state resident’s right to keep and bear arms, including firearm registration and senseless limitations of weapon capabilities (ie: magazine limits).

Colorado representative may withdraw his own bill banning weapons on campuses

In a strange turn of events in one of the more recent states to pass restrictive controls on guns and their capabilities, Democrat Senator Rollie Heath is said to be prepared to abandon his own bill that would have banned the use of concealed weapons on state college campuses.   Others in the state legislature believe those reports to be rumors, but Republicans insist that even if the bill does go forward, it’ll be dead on arrival.

South Dakota passes law to allow teachers to carry guns into schools

State Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law this week a bill that gives school teachers the legal authority to carry weapons into class for protection.  Although some other states allow teachers to be armed, South Dakota becomes the first state to explicitly authorize teachers to keep loaded weapons in their classrooms.

Maine town toys with requiring gun ownership

The small 140-person town of Byron, Maine is considering a proposition that would require city residents to carry firearms for their protection, a measure that will be discussed at next week’s town hall meeting.  The measure is expected to pass.   Proponents of the measure believe that “enough is enough” and wants the state, and federal government, to quit micromanaging the small town and their self defense capabilities.

Challenges mount for New York’s new SAFE Act

A group of plaintiffs from around New York state have filed a lawsuit against the state’s new gun control laws that restrict a law-abiding resident’s right to self defense, arguing the law is far too broad and bans too many weapons, including common pump shotguns and any gun that holds more than 7 rounds of ammunition.  A state judge has taken the case and has required state lawmakers to show cause that the law does not violate the state Constitution.