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Gun Rights vs Property Rights
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How the heck this guy ever got to be police chief must be a story worth telling.
The intellectual vacuum we are witnessing must surely cause his skull to implode.
Stupidity needs to be painful.
Enjoy the attention Brainiac.
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Cross-posted from core principles blog
As a preemptive strike against federal legislation or presidential executive orders, Senator Phil Pavlov has introduced Senate Bill 63, the Michigan Firearms Freedom Act. This bill is quite simple. The key passage reads as follows: A personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Michigan and that remains within the borders of Michigan is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of congress to regulate interstate commerce.
We need legislation like this, as quickly as we can get it passed. Contact Senator Pavlov and thank him for introducing this bill. Call your state senator and ask them to vote for it when they get the chance. You can read Senator Pavlov's message here.
A D+ at best on his veto of SB59
Not a fail. The governor acknowledged a concern expressed by some schools:
"Snyder had urged that SB 59 be modified to more significantly restrict pistols in those zones by prohibiting open-carry in such places, in exchange for allowing only concealed pistols to be carried if license holders receive additional training - subject to the right of the property owners to prohibit concealed carrying if they desire. Under the bill as passed, only private venues can opt out, as can college universities with constitutional autonomy.I disagree, we could at least have found out how well it works the first time someone decided to break the law and NOT GET STOPPED by an otherwise law abiding CPL licensee in a posted gun free school. Someone who has already demonstrated a respect for the law cannot carry into a place where the treasures to protect are the greatest?
Nope. Maybe not a failed test, but a weak response, akin to steering into a skid; guaranteeing a wipe out at some point. Instead of giving the school workers options to arm themselves in the event of an invasion, they remain vulnerable to the attacks like those in Aurora and Newtown where a single bullet could have ended the carnage early. Snyder says
"This type of violence often leaves society with more questions than answers. The reasons for such appalling acts usually are numerous and complex. With that in mind, we must consider legislation like SB 59 in a holistic manner. While the bill's goal is to help prevent needless violence, Michigan will be better served if we view it through a variety of lenses. A thoughtful review that examines issues such as school emergency policies, disenfranchised youth and mental health services may lead to more answers and better safeguards."Yeah, because so much of that has worked so well in the past. Because the administration of the Newtown school were more than happy to ask Mr. Lanza if he had mommy issues, and perhaps he would like to talk about it. Perhaps maybe if there could have been safe boxes to hide in?
I would guess that before the lights went out, at least ONE of those in the front office wish they had a way in which to deal with the insanity that was unfolding in front of them. At least one of them armed, would have at least had the potential to change the dynamics in a way to turn the little SOB around, if for no other reason than unexpected resistance. Its understandable why the guv went the way he did, but its getting old, and the disrespect for life being bred into our violently over-gamed, trained killers is getting too dangerous to ignore.
Having the possibility of properly trained defenders is the best way to ensure maximum safety and civil society in our most sensitive areas.
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Cross Posted from Jack Hoogendyk's Core Principles blog
Ask Snyder To Sign SB59
Friday, December 14th was a most tragic day in Newtown, Connecticut. A crazed young man allegedly shot and killed 20 young children and 6 employees at the Sandy Hook elementary school there. As a father of five and grandfather of 11, some of whom are 6 and seven years old, I can only imagine the pain and grief parents and grandparents are enduring in Newtown.
Gun control advocates wasted no time crying out for more control. One of the tactics of the gun control crowds is the creation of gun-free zones. Second amendment supporters have long been concerned about that strategy, claiming that putting a sign in front of a school, for instance, that says, "This school is a gun-free zone" is merely an invitation for something unthinkable, like what happened at Sandy Hook, to happen.
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