My Take On The Riots

Instead of making an onslaught of posts on my Facebook page’s timeline, as I’m sure all of you are tired of (not just from me, but from others as well), I figured it was high time I put all of my thoughts into one post. This one will be a long one, but I’ll be covering a variety of topics in here. I’ll be going over the protests, the riots, the looting, Black Lives Matter, Law Enforcement, and more.

Big Wins For Marijuana Movement

Some people will say that lawfully using it in state ‘x’ means you’re perfectly fine to own a firearm.

Well, let’s look at the form we all fill out at the gun store, the 4473. More specifically, question 11 E.

Question 11 E reads as follows: Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?
Warning: The use or possession of marijuana remains unlawful under Federal law regardless of whether it has been legalized or decriminalized for medicinal or recreational purposes in the state where you reside.

Is It Reasonable? Carry Permits

Above arguments aside, there’s a lot of reasons why carry permits aren’t reasonable. LOTS of reasons.

The initial one we’ll talk about is abuse of power. You have a lot of sheriff’s offices, police departments, etc. that absolutely do not approve carry permits for anyone that isn’t a cop, connected to a cop, or connected to a politician in some way. This turns it into the haves versus the have nots. That isn’t how rights are supposed to work.
To add insult to injury, not all states allow you to go to a friendlier jurisdiction to complete the application for getting your carry permit. Therefore, how far a person can exercise their inalienable rights can be determined by some fat ass sheriff who probably drives home drunk.

Gun Permits Lead To Loss Of Privacy

Yesterday I started right my article about whether or not carry permits are reasonable (Spoiler: They aren’t) and ironically I ran into an article that not only reinforced my personal beliefs, but reinforces the belief that permits to buy firearms are just as unreasonable. Before I get to explaining the map in the thumbnail, I want to review with you two of the amendments found in the Bill of Rights.

We’ve Never Been Free of Tyranny

How does the eminent domain process work? Essentially, the federal, state, or local government can decide they want to build something on your land (or they want to sell it to another private entity), they send you a notice, then they send out an appraiser that they hired (with your tax money) that has a government issued license to appraise your property at “fair market value.”

The System Is Failing, Let’s Be Honest.

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. 

How ERPO Laws Should Be

The current ERPO or Red Flag Laws offer zero protections for the accused, and there are zero protections for gun owners safeguarding them from false claims. As things stand, multiple Constitutional and unalienable rights are being broken with the implementation of these laws, and the fact that anyone can “rationally” say that’s okay shows the decaying state of our society.

Is it reasonable? Magazine Restrictions

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.

All In or All Out.

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.