Friday, February 13, 2009

Another State Joins in Sovereignty Fight

Pennsylvania has now joined New Hampshire and the others in pushing for state sovereignty. Hope they keep pushing and maybe Washington will start to understand "We The People" are tired of having our rights trampled upon.

Gun Rights Activists Make Their Case

"Sitting in folding chairs on the stage at Memorial Hall at James Madison University, students on Wednesday evening participated in a classroom situation where a gunman breaks into the room.

In the first scenario, the gunman is the only one armed. But in the second demonstration, the gunman, teacher and a student are armed.

Security company owner Shawn Deehan of Fredericksburg said the classroom was safer when the students and teacher had the opportunity to stop the gunman and protect themselves.

"They had a chance to survive," Deehan said of the students in the second demonstration. "In the other scenario, they have no chance at all." [link]

Good to see that some universities unlike others, understand the importance of well informed, armed citizens on their campus. For more information about gun week at JMU visit

College Student Suspended Despite Handgun Permit

"A university student disciplinary panel determined Tuesday that 30-year-old Jeffrey L. Maxwell ...a Marine Corps veteran...won't be allowed to re-enroll until a licensed mental health professional notifies the university that he is not a threat to himself or others, the panel concluded. The student must also write a 10-page paper that addresses the impact the possession of weapons on college campuses has on others as well as the importance of following the law." [link]

Several things come to mind here let me first address the issue of forcing someone to get the approval of a "licensed mental health professional" before they can re-enroll in classes for carrying a handgun. What we now have is an attempt to show that not only firearm ownership, but mere possession of a firearm is a mental health issue. The thought of this scares the hell out of me and goes to show the reason GOA raised such a fit about the "Veteran's Disarmament Act".

If I were Mr. Maxwell, I would write the paper though, and in it I would include the text of the 2nd Amendment, some of the Founding Father's ideas about the freedom and the importance of being armed, incidents of armed citizens saving lives and stopping violent criminals, and the importance in understanding the importance between a law and a campus policy. Then I would tell them in the kindest manner possible to go f**k themselves!

I urge my readers to contact the university on Jeffrey Maxwell's behalf (which I will be doing) immediately.

Tennessee: Memphis News Site Publishes Tennessee Concealed Carry Permit Holder List

Got this info from felt it was too important to include a snippet of the story then a remark so here is the piece in its entirety with links included.

A Memphis based online news website,, has posted Tennessee’s right to carry permit holder list online! apparently feels that the “public’s right to know” outweighs your right to privacy. Their irresponsible decision to publish this list has made it easier for criminals to target law-abiding gun owners.

Shockingly when the list was first published, it even included permit holders home address! However, bowing to criticism, removed the address but still included a permit holder’s full name, birth date, city, zip code, and the issue and expiration date of their permit.

To view this list, please click here.

Let’s keep the pressure on to have this list removed completely by contacting IMMEDIATELY, as well as its President and Publisher, Joseph Pepe. can be reached at (901) 529-2345 or 1-800-444-6397.

Joseph Pepe, President and Publisher, 901-529-2205

via email by clicking here

Also, contact your State Legislators TODAY and respectfully urge them to support concealed carry permit holder confidentiality legislation. To find contact information for your State Legislators, please click here.

Politicians Lie Again

"In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill as of 4 p.m...“The American people have a right to know what’s in this bill,” Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind) told HUMAN EVENTS after the press conference. “Every member of Congress -- Republicans and Democrats -- voted to post this bill on the internet for 48 hours, 48 hours ago. We’ll see if the Democrats keep their word.”Actually -- as of 5:15 pm, the Democrats had broken their word. The stimulus bill -- which we still haven’t seen -- will be released late tonight and will be brought up on the House floor at 9 am tomorrow." [link]

I was just wondering if everyone else finds the so called "transparency in government" as ironic and humorous as I do. Anymore I do not know whether to laugh or cry at the idiocy that goes on in D.C.

Quote for the Day

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." -- Thomas Jefferson