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Freedom Once Lost Is Lost Forever: 2nd Amendment What’s Really on the Line?

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Why carry a dangerous “weapon”? I’ll counter that question with another: what is so important to you that you can’t imagine anything bad happening to it? A brick isn’t dangerous until it is set in motion. At that point it is a weapon. A firearm is only as dangerous as I make it, and only in relation to a bad person with malicious intentions should it be considered dangerous. I originally decided to begin carrying, it was because I love my sister’s kids so much that even hearing them breathe is one of the best sounds in my world. I started paying attention to how unpredictable human life is and how many people were becoming statistics due to their lack of ability to defend themselves. I grew to want a firearm more for self-protection after watching this world change.

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Should Kids Be Allowed To Access Firearms With Supervision?

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How many of us safely handle firearms every day? How many of us do so around children? As a firearms owner it is my responsibility to ensure that my firearm is accounted for and either stored safely or in my possession at all times. There is no if, ands or buts about this. My firearm, my responsibility. However, there are a couple of instances in the news right now regarding children in possession of firearms. Not only did they have possession of the firearms, but they brought them into school unbeknownst to their parents. Thankfully no one was injured in either situation.

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Universal Federal Concealed Carry Permit Bill

In 2nd Amendment, Concealed Carry, Conservatism, Constitution, Politics by Staff Writer0 Comments

Two versions of a concealed carry permit? Yes, this could be a possibility for North Carolina if Senator Tarte’s proposed Senate Bill 708 “Homeland Security Unrestricted Concealed Handgun Permit” passes. Currently, North Carolina has a concealed carry permit requires a basic course (like most states) that one has carry restrictions (such as schools, government buildings, and any facility that has a ‘no guns allowed’ sign). The proposed second type of permit would require a more extensive training course, as well as a psychological assessment conducted by a physician. If this passes enhanced permit holders would be able to carry on school campuses as well. The only place off limits would be courtrooms. 

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A Woman’s Place in the Firearms Industry

In 2nd Amendment, Articles, Concealed Carry, Conservatism, Firearms Industry, Firearms Reviews by Staff Writer0 Comments

Are you as sick of hearing about women’s right as I am? I’m a strong believer of no matter who you are, if you want it, go out and get it, and don’t stop until you achieve it. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman. There is only a ceiling if you believe there to be one. There are no boundaries that women can’t break down in the professional world. Am I going to get flack for saying this? Probably. Do I care? Not one bit.

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Open Letter To The Texas GOP: You Are Not Our RULERS

In 2nd Amendment, Articles, Concealed Carry, Open Carry, Politics, Press Releases by Staff Writer0 Comments

Opening Day Petition Delivery

Government derives its power from the Consent Of The Governed yet the Republican Party of Texas has turned a deaf ear to voiced consent or dissent and opted to rule as Oligarchs drawing power from the “implied consent” of the Silent Texans. In a government designed to REPRESENT the people, there is only one way to do that, LISTEN to the people. In 2014, at the Texas Republican Convention, the people’s delegates spoke loudly and UNANIMOUSLY making Constitutional Carry a legislative priority in the 84th Legislature a part of the Republican party platform. In 2015, on Day One of the opening of the legislative session, the people again spoke loudly both in person and in writing in support of Constitutional Carry. Over 100,000 petitions were delivered to House and Senate Representatives in favor of Constitutional Carry.

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GOP Establishment Kills Constitutional Carry Bill Amid Backlash From Conservatives

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Good News and Bad News for gun owners comes out of Texas on Friday, April 17th. The Texas House has given initial approval for the Licensed Open Carry Bill (HB910) amid an onslaught of Democrat-proposed amendments to water it down from it’s already inconsequential state. With a vote of 96 For and 35 Against, final approval is expected Monday, April 20th. However, the Democrat amendment barrage was NOT the big story of the day. In Biblical, David vs. Goliath fashion, Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford) took on the Texas GOP establishment in an attempt to file an amendment that would make the Bill a Constitutional Carry Bill and make the permit requirement voluntary. Unlike the David vs. Goliath story though, Rep. Stickland was unsuccessful. However, he did get the GOP establishment to show their true colors.

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What Is Constitutional Carry?

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Back in the day, all the pro-gun buzz surrounded states passing “Right To Carry” or concealed carry legislation, but the conversation recently has taken a decidedly different turn. Now that all 50 states have some concealed carry laws that allow citizens to carry in public, some obviously better than others, the conversation has shifted from the “right to carry” to the “FREEDOM to carry” also referred to as Constitutional Carry. So, What is Constitutional Carry? Surprisingly most people haven’t got a clue what it is and the name is rather misleading, so let’s take a closer look.

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BATFE Ammo Scare Concession… What’s It All About?

In 2nd Amendment by Patrick James0 Comments

1777941So, the BATFE has rescinded their proposal on banning M855 ammunition and everyone is celebrating a great victory. I will be the first to say; getting people organized and taking the battle to the enemy (BATFE) in numbers great enough to influence them, is a great step in the right direction.  Although, if you haven’t read my article; BATFE: Infringing on our rights again?  maybe you should.  As I said in this article; was this initial decision by the BATFE simply a “gun control” issue or was there some other underlying objective we weren’t seeing?  I lend a quote from B. R. Ambedker that speaks volumes:

History shows that where ethics and economics come in conflict, victory is always with economics. Vested interests have never been known to have willingly divested themselves unless there was sufficient force to compel them.

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House members saying NO to ammo ban

In 2nd Amendment by Patrick James0 Comments

m855We’ve all heard the “hype” regarding the BATFE’s prattling about banning the M855 ammunition.  It comes as no surprise to me that Eric Holder is in large part responsible for the attempts at these reverse engineered gun control tactics, but it does come as a surprise that the majority of House members are voicing opinions to the contrary. 

In what seems unprecedented numbers, more than half the members of the House are signing a letter (initiated by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-VA) opposing the BATFE’s measures. Maybe our politicians are getting the message?  Maybe they are seeing the “true” intentions of this administration?  Maybe Eric Holders stated shortcomings; “I take personally as a failure to the inability to pass gun control.” has hit home in the minds of our House members? Whatever the reasons for this seemingly new found patriotism, I’m in full support at their attempt to make Holder a complete failure.

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The Building of a Nation: 2nd Amendment History 101

In 2nd Amendment by Patrick James0 Comments

second amendment gun right to bear armsWhat has the average American forgotten in regards to basic American history? Where should we start looking if we want to know true Founders intent when writing the documents that defined our Nation?  Why were they so adamant on maintaining the “right to keep and bear arms” for We the People? These questions abound within the minds of 21st century Americans, and the answers seem pretty “black and white” to me. Especially when looking at them in context to the events that transpired prior, during and directly after we secured our independence and formed “a more perfect union” (a phrase inserted within our Constitution and hijacked by so many throughout the years, including Obama and Jesse Jackson).

The intent of this article(s) is to lay down some of the basic history that is responsible for shaping the minds of those men, the events that led up to the declaration of our soon to be won “independence” from King George’s tyrannical rule while giving the most reasonable interpretation of their words. Using factual quotes and documentation I’ll try to explain the reasons behind the words as it relates specifically to the 2nd Amendment in the most basic language possible.