"The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to bear arms." (Left out "KEEP" )
As any student of mine knows .... Rights come from God ... the Second Amendment only enumerates that right ... the First Amendment does not grant freedom of Religion .... it simply states a right granted by God.
The White House has attempted to rewrite the Bill of Rights and thus make it available to be rewritten with "revisions" in the future. Resist rewriting/amending the Constitution.
God Save the Republic.
The Constitution is not a living breathing organism from which you are allowed to chose those freedoms that suit you on any given day. The first eight amendments are about restrictions on a government that impinges on your inherent rights. This is not a cafeteria where you are allowed to chose your rights; its about restricting government's powers over your right to exercise your inherent freedoms.
Surrender of these rights in not an option. The men and women of this country struggle to receive these God given rights and to protect future generations so they will have them too.
The Second Amendment Protects the First
Of course if your plan is to dump the First then first you will try and dump the Second.
That is why there is a First and why I support the Second.
"Whether by state or federal regulation, or by market forces,
lead bullets will be all but phased out within a few years in
favor of so-called green bullets, experts say. While many
believe that this will help the environment by keeping lead from
contaminating groundwater, others say switching to copper-based
bullets will cost hunters and sportsmen more and have little
effect on the environment. " More at
The End of Lead Bullets
study says that the mantra that
more guns mean more deaths and
that fewer guns, therefore, mean
The murder rate in Russia, where
handguns are banned, is 30.6;
the rate in the U.S. is 7.8.
CONTROL IS ABOUT ..... CONTROL
Missouri schools will be
encouraged to teach first-graders a gun safety
course sponsored by the National Rifle
Association as a result of legislation signed
Friday by Gov. Jay Nixon.
"Washington police are operating under orders to
arrest tourists and other non-residents
with spent bullet or shotgun casings, a
crime that carries a $1,000 fine, a year in jail
and a criminal record, according to a new book
about the city's confusing gun laws.
shell casings are considered ammunition
in Washington, D.C., so they are illegal to
possess unless you are a resident and have a gun
The Battles of
Were about Gun
"Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) proposed an amendment to the DHS
spending bill for 2014 that would require the
report to Congress before it can pursue plans to
1.1 billion rounds of ammunition. Meadows said the speed bump is a
necessary reaction to news of the huge purchase,
which alarmed many Americans and prompted
conservative groups to suspect that the
government was stocking up on the rounds to fight
"Given this large
purchase, the American people and members of
Congress rightfully had concerns and
The Rest of the Story
make me fast and accurate. Let my aim be true and my
hand faster than those who would seek to destroy me.
Grant me victory over my foes and those that wish to
do harm to me and mine. Let not my last thought be
If only I had my gun; and Lord if today
is truly the day that You call me home,
let me die in a pile of
(AP) The Texas House approved a batch
of bills Saturday to further soften gun laws
that were already among the country's most
firearms-friendly, allowing college students
to carry handguns in class, putting
potentially armed marshals in public schools
and exempting the state from any future
federal bans on assault rifles, high-capacity
magazines or universal background checks. LInk
Without the Second Amendment
we are at the Mercy of the Government and Crooks but then I
"The Kansas legislature will consider
a firearms freedom act during its 2012
HB2421 declares that,
a personal firearm, a firearm accessory
or ammunition that is manufactured
commercially or privately in Kansas and that
remains within the borders of Kansas is not
subject to federal law or federal regulation,
including registration, under the authority
of congress to regulate interstate
buy record numbers of guns for Christmas!
According to the FBI, over 1.5 million
background checks on customers were requested
by gun dealers to the National Instant
Criminal Background Check System in December.
Nearly 500,000 of those were in the six days
It was the highest number ever in a single
month, surpassing the previous record set in
Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.
"On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the ongoing
effort to fully vindicate the fundamental,
individual right to carry a concealed handgun
for self-defense took a major step forward
with House passage of H.R.
822, the National Right-to-Carry
Reciprocity Act of 2011. The bill,
sponsored by Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and
Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), which has 245
cosponsors, was approved by an overwhelming
bipartisan vote of 272-154."
were offered to undermine the bills
protections.Every one of these amendments
was soundly defeated by an overwhelming
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas),
who as chairman of the House Judiciary
Committee provided crucial support to H.R.
822s progress over the last several
months, opened debate on the bill by
describing in plain terms what it does. This
legislation requires states that currently
allow people to carry concealed firearms to
recognize other states valid concealed
carry permits, much like states recognize
drivers licenses issued by other
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas):
Floor statement on H.R. 822
"The Second Amendment is a fundamental
right to bear arms that should not be
constrained by state boundary lines. This
legislation enhances public safety and
protects the right to bear arms under the
"...no other country in
the world enjoys Americas
constitutional right to keep and bear arms.
This is why the vast majority of U.N.
diplomats believe that an arms trade treaty
must reach into your gun safe and mine. There
is little question that this treaty would
require additional restrictions on our Second
Another 2nd Amendment
gun owners can apply for a permit to
carry concealed weapons starting in November,
after Gov. Scott Walker signed the
legislation Friday afternoon.
About 50 people, many with handguns at
their side, cheered as Walker signed the
And while your
regulating the Internet grab a few guns too!
"The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives
has asked the White House budget office to approve an
emergency request requiring border-area gun dealers
to report the sales of two or more rifles to the same
customer within a five-day period.
The emergency request, published
Friday in the Federal Register, is likely to face
stiff opposition from gun rights advocates, including
Rifle Association. ATF wants the Office of
Budget Management to approve the request by Jan. 5.
" the Second
Amendment, like freedom of speech, enjoys "strong
but not unlimited protection." Kagan
In a questioner from Sen. Chuck Grassley
(R) about gun rights during her confirmation to be
Solicitor General, Kagan had
this to say:
"Once again, there is no question,
after Heller, that the Second Amendment guarantees
individuals the right to keep and bear arms and that this
right, like others in the Constitution, provides strong
although not unlimited protection against
governmental regulation." Link
Remember that the Second
Amendment protects your First Amendment Rights
.... Governments are happiest when you have the
fewest rights; The Bill of Rights was written to protect
us from government; the government can not also be the
entity that protects them too. Only the people can by
reminding the government that it is WE THE PEOPLE who
form government and WE THE PEOPLE who can CHANGE
it. Kent M. Herrick
WATCH AND ENJOY
They want our guns!
Is the Second
Amendment Dead ...... not quite but wait....!
nominee Sonia Sotomayor refused yesterday to say
whether or not she believes the Constitution
guarantees that Americans can keep and bear
"she also sought to assure senators that she
would keep an "open
mind! The Constitution states
it; it must be so!
"International law and foreign law will be very
important in the discussion of how to think about the
unsettled issues in our own legal system,"
Which international law ... Which
country? Iran!! Russia!
are Texans; We love our Guns!
A bill by stateRep. Leo Berman
exempting Texas-made firearms, gun accessories
and ammunition sold within the state from federal
regulation and law -- including registration --
was heard in a House committee on Monday.
The bill also provides for the Texas Attorney
General's office to defend Texans who run afoul
of the federal government because of this law.
Berman, a Tyler Republican who has pushed several
"states' rights" measures this
legislative session, said his bill would affect
more than 300 manufacturers in the state.
"Under the 9th and 10th Amendments of the
U.S. Constitution, states have responsibility
for regulating intrastate commerce," Berman
federal government has no role."
is an Unloaded Weapon?
very ineffective club!
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy
(D-Mineola), a gun-control activist threatening a
primary challenge to (Sen.)Gillibrand over her
pro-gun stance, said Friday said she does not
criticize legally owned guns. McCarthy added, "I
hope the guns didn't have bullets in them."
is about Control not Guns
"Dunkin's bill amends the
Firearm Owners Identification Card Act, a
previous bill aimed at chipping away at the
Second Amendment. Dunkin's amendment states "that
any person who owns a firearm in this
State shall maintain a policy of liability
insurance in the amount of at least $1,000,000 specifically
covering any damages resulting from negligent or
willful acts involving the use of such firearm
while it is owned by such person."
of the Year at the Herrickreport.com
"I am proud to join the State of Texas
in support of the Second Amendment, We need to send a strong
message that law-abiding citizens have a right to own
firearms, for personal protection, for hunting and for any
other lawful purpose."
AG on GUN CONTROL
" to support research in smart-gun technology, which
can limit a gun's use to its authorized
owner." Translation .... You can
own a gun if we authorize it but you can't sell it ... or
shoot it ... or protect yourself with it ....read the Left and the
start therefore with a strong presumption that the
Second Amendment right is exercised individually and
belongs to all Americans."
most natural reading of 'keep Arms' in the Second
Amendment is to "have weapons."
Sen. McCain ...
"Today's ruling in District of Columbia v.
Heller makes clear that other municipalities like
Chicago that have banned handguns have infringed on
the constitutional rights of Americans,"
"A militia, when properly formed, are in
fact the people themselves...and include all men
capable of bearing arms." (Richard Henry Lee)
Obama on the 2nd Amendment
and why we must safeguard the Constitution in its
"Q: Is the D.C. law prohibiting ownership of
handguns consistent with an individual's right to
bear arms? Link((Add "keep"
never let them separate "keep"
A: As a general principle, I believe that the
Constitution confers an individual right to bear
arms. But just because you have an individual
right does not mean that the state or local
government can't constrain the exercise of that
right, in the same way that we have a right to
private property but local governments can establish
zoning ordinances that determine how you can use
Excuse me ... but
rights are not constrainable! "We are endowed by
our Creator" not allowed certain privileges! The
Second Amendment is about protection from unrestrained
and usurptious government not about hunting and
personal protection ... it is a collective right not
an individual right .... and when taken with the
right to change government in Convention in the First Amendment it is our most powerful tool for the
protection of the country.
"It takes at least 10
minutes for the IDF (Israeli Defense
Forces) to respond when an infiltration
incident occurs. An armed terrorist can kill a
whole lot of people in 10 minutes,"
"People think we are talking about a bunch
of crazy messianic vigilantes with guns or a
breakaway militia. But what we are doing saves
lives. And it is all in cooperation with the
Barack Hussein Obama says
Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of
semi-automatic weapons. (no
Glocks!; no 1911's ... no 1100 ... etc
Increase state restrictions on the
purchase and possession of firearms.
(allow states to stop ownership)
Take a Gun to
"PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- A measure
allowing law-abiding people to carry guns on the
campuses of South Dakota's public universities was
approved Monday by the state House of
The House voted 63-3 to send the measure to the
Senate after supporters said allowing students,
faculty members and others to carry guns would help
deter mass shootings.
is obvious that Obama beats Clinton; now what does
Hillary do ... go back to the Senate and the other 99
dudes and dudettes or get a President Obama to
appoint her to the Supreme Court where she is one of
Nine and much more powerful than maybe even the
President!! and that's for LIFE!!
MONTANA WANTS ITS GUN RIGHTS PROTECTED!!"Montana officials
are warning that if the Supreme Court rules in the
D.C. gun ban case that the right to keep and bear
arms protects only state-run militias like the
National Guard, then the federal government will have
breached Montana's statehood contract. Link
1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed
man is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop
on the phone.
3. Colt: The original point and click
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils
cause misspelled words.
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear
8. If you don't know your rights, you
don't have any.
9. Those who trade liberty for security
10. The United States Constitution
(c)1791. All Rights Reserved.
11. What part of "shall not be
infringed" do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in
case the politicians ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no
14. Guns only have two enemies; rust and
15. Know guns, know peace, know safety.
No guns, no peace, no safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to
17. 911: Government sponsored
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control; it makes
their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches
21. Only a government that is afraid of
its citizens tries to control them.
22. You have only the rights you are
willing to fight for.
23. Enforce the gun control laws we
ALREADY have; don't make more.
24. When you remove the people's right to
bear arms, you create slaves.
25. The American Revolution would never
have happened with gun control.
The police write
reports of gun murders; citizens owning
It is better to own a gun
and never use it; than to need a gun and not
Another Attack from
"ORONO, Maine -
A University of Maine student alleges her
former professor offered extra credit to
class members if they burned the American
flag or the U.S. Constitution or were
arrested defending free speech."
love gun control -- it makes their jobs
"After a hiatus
of 68 years, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to
rule on the meaning of the Second Amendment -- the
hotly contested part of the Constitution that
guarantees a right to keep and bear arms.
Have you ever noticed that
the States with the most restrictive gun laws ...
including DC are controlled by Democrats? This isn't
coincidence; the assault on the 2nd Amendment is not
directed so much at your right to hunt but their fear the
people will hold power above that of the Government .... "Tyranny
is the exercise of some power over a man, which is not
warranted by law, or necessary for the public safety. A
people can never be deprived of their liberties, while
they retain in their own hands, a power sufficient to any
other power in the state. Noah
"WE THE PEOPLE" ... our basic freedom does not
come from the Constitution or even the government ... it
comes directly without interference from God ... the
power comes to us first and then from us to the
Constitution and from there to the Government. The rest
of the world's democracies put the government between God
D.C.! You Can Own Handguns!!
"March 9 (Bloomberg) -- A U.S.
appeals court struck down a three-decade-old District of
Columbia law that bans residents from keeping a handgun
in their homes, saying the Constitution's Second
Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in
Washington also threw out a district law requiring
registered firearms to be kept disassembled or under
trigger lock. Link -PDF Copy
15 States Expand Right to
Shoot in Self-Defense
"In the last year, 15 states have
enacted laws that expand the right of self-defense,
allowing crime victims to use deadly force in situations
that might formerly have subjected them to prosecution
Supporters call them stand your
ground laws. Opponents call them shoot
8 Grocery Employees Stabbed in Tennessee
The attacker, chasing one victim into the store's parking
lot, was subdued by Chris Cope, manager of a financial
services office in the same small shopping center,
Cope said he grabbed a 9mm semiautomatic pistol from his
pickup truck when he saw the attacker chasing the victim
"like something in a serial killer movie."
When he turned around and saw my pistol, he threw the
knife away, put his hands up and got on the ground,"
Cope told The Associated Press. "He saw my gun and
that was pretty much it."
Police arrived within minutes and took the attacker into
A man's 96-hour, involuntary detention in a mental
health facility was not a commitment and should not have
disqualified him from obtaining a permit to acquire a
gun, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday.
The court said David Nelson's "detention"
for evaluation and treatment in 2003 did not result in
his being "committed" to a mental health
facility for purposes of restricting his right to acquire
a gun. In ruling in Nelson's favor, the Supreme Court
reversed and remanded a lower court decision that had
sided with the Callaway County sheriff who had denied the
"The way he saw it," the earlier ruling
"painted him as being crazy," Nelson's
attorney, Geoffrey Preckshot said of his client Tuesday.
"He's feeling a tremendous amount of vindication in
having his good name restored. He isn't crazy."
In part ...."House Bill 823, which was passed by
Texas legislators during the 2005 regular session, states
that a person "is presumed to be traveling" and
is legally permitted to carry a handgun in his car or
truck if he is (1) in a private motor vehicle, (2) not
engaged in criminal activity, (3) not prohibited by law
from possessing a firearm, (4) not a member of a
"criminal street gang" and (5) not carrying the
handgun "in plain view."
The bill was vigorously opposed by prosecutors and law
enforcement officials who believed it would increase the
number of guns on the state's streets and highways and do
more harm than good.
In the column, I quoted Harris County District
Attorney Chuck Rosenthal, who said that in his
jurisdiction, "It is still going to be against the
law for (unlicensed) persons to carry handguns in
autos." And I suggested that Texans should probably
think twice before stashing pistols in their glove boxes
or under their bucket seats.
That warning prompted the Henson-initiated e-mail
"The new statute says juries MUST presume a
driver is traveling and therefore legally carrying a gun
unless the state disproves one of the five
elements," the ACLUer insisted. "State Rep.
Terry Keel, who authored the bill, says: 'In plain terms,
a law-abiding person should not fear arrest if they are
transporting a concealed weapon in a motor vehicle.' ...
"The story here isn't that the law was poorly
written. The story here is that some prosecutors are so
arrogant they think they don't have to follow the
Still, Henson cautioned: "I agree that drivers
should be wary. Until this is settled (in the courts),
they risk arrest."
Bring a gun. Preferably, bring at
least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have
Anything worth shooting is worth
shooting twice. Ammo is cheap-life is expensive.
Only hits count. The only thing worse
then a miss is a slow miss.
If your shooting stance is good,
you're probably not moving fast enough or using cover
Move away from your attacker. Distance
is your friend. (Lateral and Diagonal movement are
If you can choose what to bring to a
gunfight, bring a long gun and a friend with a long
In ten years nobody will remember the
details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will
only remember who lived.
If you are not shooting, you should be
communicating, reloading, and running.
Accuracy is relative: most combat
shooting standards will be dependent on "pucker
factor" then the inherent accuracy of the gun.
Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is
in vain when an Angel blows the powder from the
flintlock of your musket."
Someday someone may kill you with your
own gun, but they should have to beat you to death
with it because it is empty.
Always cheat, always win. The only
unfair fight is the one you lose.
Have a plan.
Have a back-up plan, because the first
one won't work.
Use cover or concealment as much as
Flank your adversary when possible.
Don't drop your guard.
Always tactical load and threat scan
Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God
we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can
Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH,
The faster you finish the fight, the
less shot you will get.
Be polite. Be professional. But, have
a plan to kill everyone you meet.
Be courteous to everyone, friendly to
Your number one option for personal
security is a lifelong commitment to avoidance,
deterrence, and de-escalation.
Do not attend a gun fight with a
handgun, the caliber of which does not start with
anything smaller then "4".
Your can't miss fast enough to win.
Texas Carry Law
.... as defining the term traveling :
New Law on
Carrying Firearm while Traveling
Legislative Session, amending Penal Code
2.05 and 46.15)
Texas, it is generally unlawful to carry a
handgun in public, including within a private
However, Texas also recognizes several
exceptions. One such exception is applicable
the citizen is traveling.
has never been defined by the legislature. Texas
courts have said that in
the determination of whether a citizen is
traveling is to be determined on a case by case
depending on the specific circumstances. Texas
courts have generally considered the
time, and mode of travel in determining whether
the citizen is traveling and have found
to generally encompass overnight travel, through
change in the law, effective September 1, 2005,
places the burden of proof on the
rather than the citizen as to whether or not the
citizen was traveling. In other words, the
must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the
citizen was NOT traveling, rather than the
having to prove that he or she WAS traveling. The
new law also describes the
under which a citizen will be presumed by a jury
to be traveling.
local law enforcement and prosecuting agencies
have indicated that they will
to make arrests and file charges when they
encounter citizens carrying handguns in
vehicles and will allow juries to determine
whether citizens were traveling. DPS has no
to determine or to comment on how this law will
be enforced by the various local law
and prosecuting agencies in the State of Texas.
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.
"Alameda County's ban
on possessing guns at the county fairgrounds
may be unconstitutional, a federal judge has
ruled in a lawsuit challenging what
effectively is a ban on gun shows.
Having guns at gun shows
can be constitutionally protected
"expressive conduct," a form of
free speech under the First Amendment, U.S.
District Judge Martin Jenkins said in an
order Tuesday, rejecting the county's motion
to dismiss a lawsuit filed by gun-show
promoters Russell and Sallie Nordyke."
Subject: FIREARMS REFRESHER COURSE
1. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man
is a subject.
2. A gun in the hand is better than a cop on
3. Glock: The original point and click
4. Gun control is not about guns; it's about
5. If guns are outlawed, can we use swords?
6. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause
7. Free men do not ask permission to bear
8. If you don't know your rights, you don't
9. Those who trade liberty for security have
10. The United States Constitution (c) 1791:
All Rights reserved.
11. What part of "... shall not be
infringed ..." do you not understand?
12. The Second Amendment is in place in case
they ignore the others.
13. 64,999,987 firearms owners killed no one
14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and
15. Know guns, know peace and safety. ?? No
guns, no peace nor safety.
16. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to
17. 911 - government sponsored Dial-a-Prayer.
18. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
19. Criminals love gun control -- it makes
their jobs safer.
20. If guns cause crime, then matches cause
21. Only a government that is afraid of its
citizens tries to control them.
22. You only have the rights you are willing
to fight for.
23. Enforce the "gun control laws"
we have, don't make more.
24. The American Revolution would never have
happened with gun control.
25. ".. a government of the PEOPLE, by
the PEOPLE, for the PEOPLE..."
Keep our service men and
women in our thoughts.
Have fun lugging that 'iron'. Rhetorically, do
we have a Constitutional right to carry an
UNconcealed weapon without a permit? I've always
wondered if I could carry my .45 in public in my
canvas G.I. holster with the grip strap and no
flap. I think you ought to get a 2nd Amendment
page going. That would be a lot more fun for me.
Answer ... There is no constitutional right to
the Unconcealed weapon in public. In private you
can do as you please .... except in those states
that violate the constitution altogether and like
D.C. seem to ban all guns... K