Gun Control Laws And Opposition


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Federal Appeals Court Upholds Strict Illinois Gun Ban

A federal appeals court upheld Illinois's strict ban on high-powered guns, rejecting the argument the law violated the Second Amendment rights of Illinois citizens.

“As we know from long experience with other fundamental rights, such as the right to free speech, the right peaceably to assemble, the right to vote, and the right to free exercise of religion, even the most important personal freedoms have their limits,” Judge Diane Wood, appointed to the appeals court by President Bill Clinton, wrote in the majority opinion. She was joined by Judge Frank Easterbrook, a Reagan appointee.

But the fallacy of Judge Wood's argument is that the Illinois law bans an entire class of weapons: "Government may punish a deliberately false fire alarm; it may condition free assembly on the issuance of a permit; it may require voters to present a valid identification card; and it may punish child abuse even if it is done in the name of religion. The right enshrined in the Second Amendment is no different."


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An AR-15 is a killing machine

“It just couldn’t happen here.”

Well “here” seems to be the name of towns and cities all across America. No one is safe from becoming a victim, no matter who you are, where you live, how old or young you are, or what you are doing. “Here” is the name of communities large and small, of grocery stores, streets, elementary schools and universities, bowling alleys, shopping centers, synagogues, mosques, playgrounds, churches, clubs, homes, parades, restaurants, and places of work.

There have been 597 mass shootings in 311 days in 2023, according to the National Gun Archive. The Giffords Law Center reports that “assault weapons, especially with large-capacity magazines, have become the weapon of choice for assailants seeking to perpetuate mass casualty attacks…” has compiled some stunning statistics:

• If the federal law prohibiting assault weapons had been in effect from 2005 through 2019, it would have prevented 30 mass shootings that killed or wounded 1,478 people. Now, think how many have been killed in mass shootings since 2019.

• Between 2015 and 2022, mass shootings where assault weapons were used, killed more than twice as many people per incident on average, with more than 6 times as many people shot, and 23 times as many people wounded.

An AR-15 is a killing machine. It can’t be used for hunting if you want anything left that resembles food or a trophy. It shreds organs and destroys bodies. It was designed not to be survivable. But lest you think that only deranged killers have these weapons, consider this: last year, TIME reported that recent estimates show there are some 20 million of these rifles in the US.

For years, there have been attempts to reinstitute the 1994 ban on assault weapons, to no avail. There are bills in Congress now and they languish with little action. Individual states have banned the gun, but as long as travel, and lax or no gun licensing requirements exist, even those states are vulnerable.

So what will it take? Does it have to happen here—again—in Florida? Tell us, Senators Rubio and Scott, and Congressman Webster, what will it take for you to care more about the lives of your constituents than the NRA? Really, what will it take before you realize that “here” is everywhere?



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An AR-15 is a killing machine. It can’t be used for hunting if you want anything left that resembles food or a trophy. It shreds organs and destroys bodies. It was designed not to be survivable.


Sadly there are 150 Million Moronic Democrats that actually believe that bull####. :rolleyes: Democrats lick their lips and love to lap up bull$#it.

In reality, it is a great cartridge for coyotes, groudhog/prairiedogs and maybe even hog hunting but lacks power for anything bigger. :lmao:


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My church's national body has a draft "Social Statement" pertaining the gun violence making the rounds. It contains a section specifically addressing AR-15 style rifles. I was going to post it, but didn't want to identify the church body and therefore violate any copyrights. Basically they've "supported strictly controlling or banning military-style weapons since 1989."


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Michigan Township Declares Itself a 'Second Amendment Sanctuary,' Promptly Forms Militia

In this article, we'll look at another type of sanctuary status, recently adopted by a township in Michigan — a sanctuary status that's likely to steel the resolve of those who support it — and live under it — while driving the left and others who oppose it up the proverbial wall.

The Holton Township Board of Trustees in Michigan's Muskegon County last Tuesday adopted a resolution declaring the township a "Second Amendment Sanctuary" and also adopted an addendum establishing a township militia.

Self-explanatory, on the surface:

Whereas, the Holton Township Board declares and confirms to express its intent to stand as a Sanctuary Township for Second Amendment rights, and to oppose, within the limits of the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Michigan, any efforts to unconstitutionally restrict such rights.

You can read the entire resolution here.

Holton Township officials made clear to the media that the resolution means the township will not enforce red flag laws restricting firearms or ammunition possession. As noted by my colleague Jeff Charles in March, so-called "red flag" orders, or Emergency Risk Protection Orders:

[Have long been promoted by the left] as a way to prevent gun violence by allowing law enforcement to temporarily seize firearms from individuals deemed to be a danger to themselves or others. While this may sound like a good idea on the surface, there are several compelling reasons not to rely on this approach.
First and foremost, red flag laws violate due process and the constitutional rights of gun owners. Under these laws, individuals can have their firearms confiscated based solely on the suspicion of a third party, without being given the opportunity to defend themselves or even be heard in court. This is a clear violation of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments, which protect against unreasonable searches and seizures, and guarantee due process of law.
Moreover, red flag laws are inherently subjective and can be easily abused. The criteria for determining who is a “dangerous” individual are often vague and open to interpretation, leaving room for personal bias and political agendas to influence the decision-making process.