Archive for the ‘Gun Laws’ Category

Must Watch! Video via Infowars.com: Media Freaks Out After Man Carrying Legal Firearm Outside Obamacare Event-August 11, 2009

August 12, 2009

www.infowars.com/media-freaks-out-after-man-filmed-carrying-legal-firearm-outside-obamacare-event/

Must Watch! Military Joining the American Resistance to Protect the Constitution!

August 4, 2009

www.revolutionnow.us/emvideo/thickbox/23/425/350/field_video/youtube/zGHlvnqPdH0

Why Rep. Wamp and Mayor Haslam can NOT be Governor of TN! [or who I’m (NOT) supporting for TN Governor] by Matt Collins July 13, 2009

July 14, 2009

The following is contributed by Matt Collins. His credentials follow the article below.

Definitely a must read for folks who strive for accountability in government!

You’re kidding me. Our elected officials are supposed to actually keep their oath to uphold the Constitution? The supreme law of the land?

Yup, that’s it. It’s so simple; but these folks are hard to find due to “Special Interest Influence” and arm-twisting from the “Dark Side”.

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<<I HAVE POSTED THE FOLLOWING AT: http://www.campaignforliberty.com/blog.php?view=21733 FEEL FREE TO COPY AND REDISTRIBUTE – citizens of TN should know about their candidates>>

DISCLAIMER:
Nothing I communicate is to be considered an official statement representative of any organization I belong to or am an officer of, including the Campaign for Liberty, Republican Liberty Caucus, WTN, Liberty on the Rocks, America’s Future Foundation, The Tennessee Liberty Alliance, Rand Paul for Senate, or the Davidson County (Nashville) Republican Party. My opinions are my own.


Why Rep. Wamp and Mayor Haslam can NOT be

Governor of TN!
[or who I’m (NOT) supporting for TN Governor]

The Davidson County (Nashville) Republican Party held our annual summer picnic Saturday (7/11); all of the Republican gubernatorial candidates were present. After speaking with each candidate individually I am still unsure who I am going to support, however there are definitely two of the candidates who have not only disqualified themselves, but should never hold and elected office again!

I‘ll start with Bill Haslam the Mayor of Knoxville.

In case you are unaware Mayor Haslam joined NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s anti-gun coalition in an effort to curb crime in Knoxville. However Mayor Haslam then says that upon joining the coalition the leadership took a different direction and he withdrew from the organization. Fair enough and at the DCRP picnic Saturday 2nd Vice Chair Dan Davis and myself asked him about this issue. I wanted to hear the straight scoop directly from him in order to give him a chance to explain his actions before I decided.

Mayor Haslam discussed the story as I explained and he said his intention in the entire situation was simply to “stop the wrong people from having guns”.

I asked him “what kind of people are you referring to that you say shouldn’t have guns?”
And he responded with “felons, criminals, and those without a permit”.

Then I asked “so you believe we need a permit or permission to exercise a right guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment?
Mayor Haslam said “well, for handguns yes

That told me everything I needed to know; I thanked him for his time then I ended the conversation and Dan and I walked away.

What Mayor Haslam does not understand is that ONE DOES NOT NEED A PERMIT TO EXERCISE A RIGHT!!!
We have a right to bear arms that both the US and TN Constitutions guarantee shall not be infringed. Do we need a permit for free speech? Do we need a permit to print a newspaper? Do we need a permit to have a trial by jury? Do we need a permit to birth children? NO, of course not. Why? Because these activities are fundamental individual RIGHTS which cannot be taken away without due process (obviously those convicted of violent crimes should be denied their right to posses firearms). We do not need permission from the government to exercise our rights. If we have to ask permission, then it isn’t a right, it’s a privilege! Rights and privileges are opposites.

The idea that our right to self-defense, our right to bear arms, and that our right to buy/sell/own personal property is first contingent upon a governmental grant of approval is insulting to the very ideals of freedom on which the American Republic was founded. I suggest Mayor Haslam read the US and TN Constitutions because ignorance of both that magnitude and of that authoritarian mindset is dangerous to individual rights and to a free society. He is obviously unfit to govern if he cannot understand the simple and basic difference between rights and privileges.

(Upon edit apparently I am not the only one who takes issue with Mayor Haslam in this regard)

Continuing on to the other gubernatorial candidate, Zach Wamp, the US Congressman from Tennessee’s 3rd District.

Representative Wamp voted for the October ’09 bailout. Representative Wamp calls himself a conservative but one has to ask what is conservative about spending billions of nonexistent dollars, increasing the size/scope of the federal government, and voting against the US Constitution? As an aside it is worth noting that the bailout Representative Wamp voted for also included an audit of carbon emissions which laid the foundation for the coming cap-and-trade / carbon tax; next time you see him be sure to thank him for that.

All US Congressmen upon being seated are administered an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States”. Nowhere in Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution (the part that lists Congressional power) is the federal government given the authority to bail out banks, businesses, or mortgages. By voting for and supporting the bailout Congressman Wamp clearly violated his oath to support and defend the US Constitution. On those grounds alone he should be removed from office immediately, and personally I would like to see him, along with most of the rest of the members of Congress, either in jail or forced to perform restitution to those of us who are footing the bill for his unconstitutional action.

When one is entrusted with and given the awesome power to make laws governing the life and property of others, the abuse (or negligence) of that power is not only criminal, but amoral; Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary labels an individual “who betrays another’s trust or who is false to an obligation or duty” as a traitor. Does that denotative description fit Representative Wamp’s blatant violation of his oath?

Several DCRP officers and myself approached him near the conclusion of the Picnic because we wanted to discuss HR1207 (Audit the Federal Reserve Act). Representative Wamp extended his hand to me to shake it and I absolutely refused; I am not interested in being friendly towards those who violate the Constitution. To be fair he said that he was very supportive of HR1207 and that “we ought to do more than just audit the Fed….it’s the cause of a lot of our problems”. While I agree with the Congressman on that specific issue I honestly wanted to vocalize that the other cause of our problems were big-government Republicans acting like big-government Democrats such as himself. However in the spirit of, at minimum, being cordial, I held my tongue. But prior to walking away I did thank him for and told him I appreciated his support on HR1207. I still did not shake his hand.

Regardless of his support for a call of transparency in Auditing the Fed, the fact of the matter is that he broke the trust of the People of the United States by clearly violating his oath to uphold the US Constitution. One or multiple positive actions do not negate the fundamental premise of breaking the highest law in the land, usurping more power to the federal government, and going against one’s sworn oath. Even though Representative Wamp has called his vote for the bailout “a mistake” how can the voters continue to trust him after such a grossly grievous err in judgment especially considering the significance of the consequences resulting from his action?
At this point we have a candidate who has violated his oath, and another who is of the authoritarian mindset that the People need permission from the government before exercising their individual and guaranteed rights. I have 3 more candidates in the TN gubernatorial race to investigate before I decide who to support, hopefully at least 1 of the 3 will not disappoint me because the thought of voting for “none of the above” in the upcoming primary is extremely depressing– I refuse to vote for anyone who is going to increase government, or decrease liberty.

In conclusion it is prudent to ask if we attain smaller, more limited-government, more liberty, more personal freedoms, and less taxes by continuing to vote for elected officials that have broken our trust and ignore the Constitution? Should we reward politicians who take our money, our property, and our freedoms by elevating them to higher office? Should we continue to vote for more of the same? Upon a review of history, I think not. If the Republican Party, and ultimately the country, is going to restrain its government, we must vote for those who adhere to principles, not compromise them.

Matt Collins
principle before politics
Vice Chair Davidson County Republican Party
Vice Chair Republican Liberty Caucus of TN
Coordinator Davidson County Campaign for Liberty
Talk Radio Producer 99.7 WTN Nashville
Member America’s Future Foundation
Member Liberty on the Rocks

DISCLAIMER:
Nothing I communicate is to be considered an official statement representative of any organization I belong to or am an officer of, including the Campaign for Liberty, Republican Liberty Caucus, WTN, Liberty on the Rocks, America’s Future Foundation, The Tennessee Liberty Alliance, Rand Paul for Senate, or the Davidson County (Nashville) Republican Party. My opinions are my own.

Video: Sheriff Mack-The Ultimate “Oath Keeper”

July 5, 2009

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJgPuNAh60

Governor Bredesen Needs To Study The Constitution Of Tennessee And The Constitution Of The United States-June 17, 2009

June 17, 2009

The Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act

Though I’m glad the Governor didn’t veto Tennessee’s Senate override of the Governor’s veto of SB 1796, he places too much credence in believing the “Less-Powerful” federal government has free rein and control over products “Made in Tennessee” when there is no “Interstate Commerce” involved in the production of said products. His arrogant loss is our gain.

Here’s a little reminder to our Governor… He should be familiar with it; he took an “Oath” to protect and defend the Constitution of Tennessee and the Constitution of the United States-respectively.

9th & 10th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States:

  • Ninth Amendment – Protection of rights not specifically enumerated in the Bill of Rights.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

politics.nashvillepost.com/tag/tennessee-firearms-freedom-act/

More Draconian Unconstitutional Proposals-May 23, 2009

May 23, 2009

wearechangecoloradosprings.org/blog/?p=594

Sheriff Mack Needs Support-ETLiberty.com-May 18, 2009

May 18, 2009
Did you know. . . . .. The feds only have three law enforcement responsibilities granted to them by art.1 section 8 of the Constitution. They are: felonies committed on the high seas, treason, and counterfeiting. That’s it.
The local county sheriff can keep the feds from pursuing any other activity outside of those prescribed duties. The sheriff has sworn an oath to uphold the constitution for the safety and protection of his or her electorates. To carry out his or her duties as sheriff, he or she must refer to the 10th amendment, which states that all powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, are reserved to the states or to the people. (Slightly paraphrased)
So when the feds act outside their proscribed constitutional authority, it is the responsibility of all State and Local Officials to disallow such behavior. In Mack v US Justice Scalia states: “The great innovation of this design was that our citizens would have two political capacities, one state and one federal, each protected by incursion by the other.” So who protects the citizen from federal incursions? State and local officials!
Sheriff Richard Mack’s book and his lawsuit against the feds, which he won at the Supreme Court level get much more specific than this. Sheriff Mack’s case supersedes the Castaneda case and makes it very clear that the “states are not subject to federal direction.”
Sheriff Richard Mack won the Brady Bill case at the Supreme Court against the Fed. Government to reverse Gun Control that Clinton’s Administration tried to force upon us years ago. Sheriff Mack has a brief video that you need to watch to support his new mission: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJgPuNAh60
Following the Katrina disaster, police and military were put in action to test how far citizen’s rights could be violated without any backlash. The good side of that coin is there are now numbers of people waking up and an organization called the Oath Keepers has sprung up to educate police and military personnel to their responsibility to deny orders that are Unconstitutional. The Oath Keepers are preparing to preserve our Rights, but we must all help by getting the word out to everyone we know.
View an excellent Oath Keepers Video Clip– The Last Of The Mohicans Soundtrack: http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/614.html
All citizens and especially County Sheriffs should read Sheriff Mack’s latest book: The County Sheriff, America’s Last Hope. It is a MUST read and can be ordered for around $9 at http://sheriffmack.com/index.php/books-by-richard-mack
All proceeds go to funding the mailing of these books to Sheriffs in every American County. Sheriff Mack will need to raise $30,000 to mail these books. This man loves his country and knows that the County Sheriff is this Last Hope For Freedom in America. Please watch the videos and give what you can to support the cause of FREEDOM. If we lose our 2nd Amendment Right — We Lose Everything.
You may donate via this page: http://www.SheriffMack.com Or you may send a check or a piece of silver to: Richard Mack, P.O. Box 971, Pima Arizona 85543
This is very important to get out to as many people as possible as soon as possible. If you think this country will turn around without our individual vested energy, you are mistaken. WE MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE AND DO IT NOW!!!!!
Men of honor

HERE IS A SUMMARY LIST OF ORDERS THAT OATH-KEEPERS WILL NOT OBEY:

1. We will NOT obey orders to disarm the American people.

2. We will NOT obey orders to conduct warrantless searches of the American people

3. We will NOT obey orders to detain American citizens as unlawful enemy combatants or to subject them to military tribunal.

4. We will NOT obey orders to impose martial law or a state of emergency on a state.

5. We will NOT obey orders to invade and subjugate any state that asserts its sovereignty.

6. We will NOT obey any order to blockade American cities, thus turning them into giant concentration camps.

7. We will NOT obey any order to force American citizens into any form of detention camps under any pretext.

8. We will NOT obey orders to assist or support the use of any foreign troops on U.S. soil against the American people to keep the peace or to maintain control.

9. We will NOT obey any orders to confiscate the property of the American people, including food and other essential supplies.

10.We will NOT obey any orders which infringe on the right of the people to free speech, to peaceably assemble, and to petition their government for a redress of grievances.

(Read the full declaration here http://oath-keepers.blogspot.com
OATH KEEPERS is an association of Military, Veterans, and peace officers who will honor their oaths to defend the Constitution, will NOT just follow orders, will stand for liberty, and will save the Republic, so help us God. Our motto is:

“Not on Our Watch!”

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More Draconian Legislation In The Works – HR 1259-May 09, 2009

May 10, 2009

www.infowars.com/house-bill-aims-to-strip-rightwing-extremists-of-second-amendment-right/

Video: Ernest Hancock-Creator Of The Ron Paul r3VOLution

May 9, 2009

Ernest Hancock, co-founder of http://www.freedomsphoenix.com energizes the Libertarian Party of Tennessee convention, April 25, 2009

www.youtube.com/results?search_type=&search_query=Ernest+Hancock%2C+TnLP&aq=f

Must Read!-Gun Law Related-May 03, 2009

May 3, 2009

Montana has got it right.

www.freedomsphoenix.com/Feature-Article.htm?Info=0056132