As times have continued, we have seen further encroachments made by the government to invade our personal spaces. The TAPS Act which has yet to pass, Red Flag Laws, and more all in recent history. We have seen the good citizens, the law abiding citizens getting their wrists slapped for the acts of those who aren’t good citizens, aren’t law abiding citizens, or aren’t even citizens at all. Hell, even diplomats get more leniency than citizens do via diplomatic immunity.
The Bystander Effect and Concealed Carry “The bystander effect of bystander apathy, is a social psychological claim that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when other people are present. The greater number of bystanders, the less likely it is that one of them will help.” This effect was “discovered” and named…
I’m going to start this article off with a summation of Bible verses, specifically John 13:34: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” I would also like to quote two additional Bible verses.
Matthew 7:1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged.”
Matthew 7:2 “For with what judgment you judge, you shall be judged: and with what measure you use, it shall be measured to you again.”
Now, I was very skeptical, but at the same time hopeful about the sincerity about what he was campaigning on. I do believe that going after corrupt politicians and throwing the book at them is needed. To this day (3 years into his presidency) Hillary Clinton has yet to be investigated. I believe we need a border wall and that it needs to be apart of the D.o.D’s budget. I also fully believe that any more gun laws are redundant and that current ones are infringements on the 2nd Amendment.
Before we get to answering this question, there are certain definitions that have to be laid out. There is also a lot of misinformation that gets spread by the media and politicians that has to be corrected by defining certain vernacular.
High Capacity/Large Capacity Magazines: If you aren’t a hobbyist like I am, you probably associate “high capacity” with anything that holds above 10 rounds of ammunition; that’s okay. You’ve been lead to believe that.
Today $200 doesn’t seem like much to many, especially with the average price of a quality firearm being $450+, but $200 to many is still “make it or break it” territory. With that being the case, should their financial status dictate whether or not they are able to exercise the rights affronted to them by the Constitution and beyond that their creator?
Changes I’d Make to the National Firearms Act A few weeks ago I made the article titled “Is It Reasonable? The National Firearms Act“. At the end of that article I made the comment that I might make a follow-up article going over some changes that I’d make to the NFA if we couldn’t get…
I have always thought the “Coexist” bump sticker was moronic… but in the face of a divisive government in a country that’s supposed to be all about freedom… Isn’t coexisting what we’re supposed to be doing? Both sides of the argument have blame on their hands, don’t get me wrong, but it’s far past time that we all united.
Is it reasonable? National Firearms Act As many know, I am a strong believer and supporter of the words found in the 2nd Amendment, in particular “Shall Not Be Infringed”. I will concede that these words were written in a different society at a completely different time… but so was the 1st amendment, the 3rd,…
Second, you have straw purchases. What’s a straw purchase? Glad you asked. A straw purchase is when someone that is 18 years old buys cigarettes for an individual that’s 16 years old. Now to switch it to be guns. An individual who can pass a 4473 goes in, buys the gun, passed the background check, and then gives the gun to a non-eligible individual.
Yes, these happen very often. Yes people have died because of them. Here is an article where law enforcement officers were killed because of a straw purchased firearm.