Thursday, December 27, 2007
"I strongly support the Second Amendment of the Constitution, which protects an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. Gun control is touted as a major crime-control measure. But some of the places with the strictest gun-control laws also have high violent-crime rates. Disarming law-abiding citizens does not prevent crime. The answer to violent crime is smart, effective, and aggressive law enforcement. The real effect of these gun-control measures is to place onerous restrictions on law-abiding citizens who use firearms for such legal activities as self-defense, sport-shooting, hunting, and collecting. I am committed to:
Strictly enforcing existing laws and severely punishing violent criminals.
Protecting the rights individual Americans enjoy under the Second Amendment"
As time passes, I will try to provide additional information. Time is getting close and this will be a very important election. Current times warrant strong character and firm beliefs.
Monday, December 24, 2007
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Friday, November 30, 2007
Boston Gun Search Policy Raises Concerns
Boston police may soon begin asking parents to allow searches of their homes and children’s bedrooms for firearms—without notice or warrants.
Under the controversial “Home Safe” program, teams of police officers will be assigned to the city’s public schools and will seek out leads on students believed to have firearms. Officers would then show up at the student’s home and ask to immediately search the premises, confiscating any firearms they find. Officers are empowered to exercise their personal discretion should they encounter drugs or signs of other illegal activity.
While parents have the right to refuse the search, questions of constitutionality, intimidation, and civil liberties have rightly been raised.
According to a November 17, MSNBC.com article, Thomas Nolan, a former Boston police lieutenant who teaches criminology at Boston University, deemed the program “an end run around the Constitution.” Nolan further said, “The police have restrictions on their authority and ability to conduct searches. The Constitution was written with a very specific intent, and that was to keep the law out of private homes unless there is a written document signed by a judge and based on probable cause. Here, you don’t have that.”
There is also a fear that people may be too intimidated to deny police access to their homes, or may not understand the legal implications of their compliance with the search, which could include arrest and prosecution.
A November 27, Boston.com article reported that Boston City Councilor Chuck Turner has called for hearings to further review the program. “We should not encourage our police department to engage in clever strategies that undercut the constitutional rights of every citizen,” Turner said in a statement.
Turner’s main concern is that police may not tell residents that they can refuse admittance. He also suggests that a visit by three police officers could be a “subtle coercion of permission.”
Of course, NRA is not alone in its concern over this activity. A November 21, BostonNOW.com article reports that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has “serious concerns about the threat to civil liberties” as well.
Friday, December 7, 2007
The NRA will participate in the case as a friend of the court. Oral arguments are likely to take place in early 2008.
In March, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that "[T]he phrase 'the right of the people,' when read intratextually and in light of Supreme Court precedent, leads us to conclude that the right in question is individual." The D.C. Circuit also rejected the claim that the Second Amendment does not apply to the District of Columbia because D.C. is not a state.
The decision marks the first time a Second Amendment challenge to a firearm law has reached the Supreme Court since 1939.
Estalished in 1871, the National Rifle Association is America's oldest civil rights and sportmen's group. Four million members strong, NRA continues its mission to uphold Second Amendment rights and advocates enforement of existing laws against violent offenders to reduce crime. The Association remains the nation's leader in firearm education and training for law-abiding gun owners, law enforement and the armed services.
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Stay tuned for more as it happens on this very important case!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Our hopes for this blog are to provide you with new and changing information from the storefront, including sales and the arrival of new items. We would also like to provide news and useful information concerning your Second Amendment rights. This is currently a very important issue with upcoming elections. I will, however, set out a few rules, as I would like to keep this a "clean", family oriented site. Comments will be not only accepted, but welcomed. As the Moderator for this blog, I will require that comments are previewed and approved before posting. This is the only way to keep it clean. No, I don't want to take away your First Amendments rights, but I do want to emphasize "family-friendly" and I feel this is the only way I can do it.
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