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  • Shonkin

    Eleven Democrat senators sponsoring it. If Arizona passes that bill they’re stupider than New York!
    I think it will die in committee.

    • Old Codger

      Passing a law is one thing. EnFORCEing it is another thing entirely. Funny how our would-be masters forget that 1) all compliance is voluntary and ) the ratio of chiefs to indians will always favor the indians. They also forget that though we are unorganized and un/under armed, as Stalin so succinctly put it, “Quantity has a quality all its own.”

  • Shonkin

    It’s not all firearms though. It’s scary-looking semiautomatics, pistols that take more than ten rounds, and certain other scary-looking arms (i.e., “assault weapons”).
    Stupid law.

    • Chris Muir

      It’s any firearm worth the name.

      • Henry

        It’s Bloomberg’s money… and IT SHALL NOT PASS.

      • eon

        An “assault weapon” is whatever the Fearless Leaders say is an “assault weapon”. See “Saturday Night Special”.

        Frank Herbert said that “he who can destroy a thing, controls a thing”.

        He forgot to mention that “he who can define a thing, can destroy a thing”.

        clear ether

        eon

    • By definition a revolver is a ‘semi-automatic’. One trigger pull = one bullet. I actually saw a guy shoot 5 separate 6 shot revolvers faster than another could empty a 30 round mag. and he picked them up one at a time.

      • interventor

        A major reason Mosby’s men carried four to six revolvers.

        • Jefferson A Selvy

          So did Quatrill’s

        • JTC

          Mic is a god.

      • Roland Deschain

        Jerry Miculek?

        • One of THE greatest shooters in history.

  • JTC

    Like everything with a basis in reason and good intent this is seized on and subverted to their own agenda of criminalization, confiscation, and control.

    The only answer is reverting to due process as Zed says. Law enforcement is necessarily reactive and complaint driven. Any attempt at proactive steps will be twisted and taken advantage of to deny Constitutional rights, and protecting those trumps any potential bad behavior because gov at every level just cannot be trusted.

    • eon

      Except that I see no evidence of reason or good intent here. Simply the inevitable lust for power characteristic of “progressives”.

      clear ether

      eon

      • JTC

        Goes to your “define to destroy” thing.

        None of us would prefer individuals representing clear and present danger to possess the means to inflict it…but who decides and how to prevent it?

        So there ya go…a basic protection order is inevitably twisted into a tool to subvert rights and process, and expanded to do the same to every citizen who in their eyes presents that danger by simply possessing a firearm.

        And so as I said no prior intervention can work and we just have to wait until harm is done by the few in order to protect the rights of the many.

        That is unfortunate because it enables things like happened here in little Sebring Fl exactly one year ago wherein a 20-something psychopath was sent by his dad in Indiana to his mom here. All parties knew he was unstable and on the verge of a crackup but he walked into the gun store across from my office, passed his NICS, waited his three days and picked up his Ruger 9mm. Then two days later he walked into the SunTrust branch a mile from my home not to rob it but purely to lay out the five ladies there all in a row and methodically blow holes in their heads one by one, killing them all and then calling 911 and giving up peacefully.

        A rare incident to be sure but of course that is of little consolation to the families, or to the psyche of the community, to Sun bank which tore down a two million dollar building and turned it into a memorial park, or of course to taxpayers who will pay millions to prosecute, house and feed the POS for the rest of his wretched life.

        Yet that is the price we must pay to prevent those with an evil agenda from disarming and enslaving us all. Just have to wait for the next crazy, and the next one, and sacrifice more innocent lives and untold treasure to avoid sacrificing our own rights and freedom and our Free Republic itself instead of having the ability to remove monsters from our midst.

        Yeah, there’s human reasoning and good intent at the root of so-called red-flag laws; too bad that is not allowed in the world of those who ironically themselves should be classified as deranged and capable and intent on evil and destruction.

        • Steve

          “None of us would prefer individuals representing clear and present danger to possess the means to inflict it”

          Well, that’s the rationale right there, isn’t it? To the Ds, any gun owner *is* such an individual, no?

          • eon

            One of the problems we used to have in law enforcement was the standard twice-yearly psych eval for sworn officers.

            The problem was the fact that at least half of the psychologists hired by the state to do it defined anybody who wanted to wear a uniform and carry a weapon for a living as dangerously insane.

            At the same time, they would refuse to sign off on putting somebody like a serial rapist under psych eval because they were “just seeing the world through different eyes” and everyone should be “valuing their insights”.

            In one case, the psychs refused a family’s plea to have their 17-year-old son committed for two years. Until he murdered two women, kidnapped a 13-year-old girl, and raped her repeatedly for six days before he was apprehended.

            BTW, the “deadly assault weapon” he used to commit the murders was a single-blade Barlow jack-knife.

            clear ether

            eon

          • JTC

            And he could just as well have used a hammer, or a rock, or a lamp cord. Careful though with the old “everything is a murder tool” meme…it’s a double edged sword (as it were) that invites the antis to use your words against you to retort, “Then you don’t need a gun for self-defense, you can just use your Boy Scout knife.”

  • Pamela

    Imagine what would have happened if they went after flintlocks.
    Wait. They did in 1775. Lexington and Concord happened.
    History repeats itself. Is there any Sacred Honor …

    • Too Tall

      That’s probably why flintlocks are not subject to federal firearms laws and regulations. It didn’t work out too well the last time a sovereign tried.

    • Precision270

      There is sacred honor. It is not well dispersed across these 50 states; but I think you will find higher concentrations in the areas where land ownership is not joint ownership of the common area in your apartment complex.

    • Spin Drift

      History may not repeat but it does rhyme.

    • Jefferson A Selvy

      There is not, in the halls of power. For all power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  • Hotrod Lincoln

    When they come for your guns, give them the ammo first- – – -one well-aimed round at a time!

  • Punta Gorda

    I think it is time for Virginia and Arizona to be secceeded from the union… by force. Just revoke their statehood and remove them from any benefits of Federal Dollars. Both get to be territories again… and reapplication for statehood is predicated specifically on them becoming compliant with the US constitution.

    • GWB

      To be consistent, you’d have to do that to the whole country – and start with California, NY, and Massachusetts first.

      • Pamela

        Last I heard the New California movement was coming back.
        All Counties except Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo and Alameda. Part of LA would be carved out as Rural LA and go with New California. I know most Californians are past pissed off.

        • Halley

          A California “in play” would be the Mother of All October Surprises. Use to be Reagan Country… could happen again, given the implosion of the TDS syndicate,,,

    • NotYetInACamp

      Properly apply the 14th Amendment and maybe 40% of California would be sent packing out of the USA. Harsh? Yes. By the law? Yes.
      DNC Chair Tom Perez might be one sent to nation that he is subject to the jurisdiction of. And it’s not the USA.
      Definitions and meanings of words again.

      And all those someone desires to make a victim of, are the, in fact, first responders. Then comes any others.
      The American was and is always the first responder. It is part of our God given rights.

  • Bill G

    In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated roughly 1.7 million hospital-associated infections, from all types of microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi combined, cause or contribute to 99,000 deaths each year.
    Substance abuse contributes to far more than the recognized half of the annual death toll of traffic accidents.
    But the only way our Bee-Luvved Gummint can think of to “Do It For The Children™” or “Just Save One Life™” is to further infringe on the rights of citizens with laws that do nothing to inhibit criminals and wanna-be mass murderers.
    Really?

    • eon

      The CDC was prohibited by Congress from doing “public health” research on civilian-owned firearms in the 1990s. This was after Bill Clinton’s newly-appointed director of same said that their objective was to define such arms as “dirty, deadly, and banned”.

      Their methodology was the same as that used to “prove climate change”. Start with the objective (outlaw guns) and then cherry-pick data to support the objective (see ‘confirmation bias”).

      Now the House Democrats want that ban lifted. And CDC is run by an Obama appointee.

      Three guesses what they’ll demand in the name of “public health”.

      Ironically, CDC is one of the more useless Federal agencies. They do very little actual research on communicable diseases. Most of their data comes from USAMRIID, the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, at Fort Detrick, MD. Which the “progressives” have been trying to shut down since it opened in 1969, because they think it exists to create weaponized viruses for biological warfare.

      Everybody likes to quote the part of Eisenhower’s 17 Jan 1961 Farewell Address about the “military-industrial complex”. They never quote his next, and far more important, three paragraphs;

      Akin to, and largely responsible for the sweeping changes in our industrial-military posture, has been the technological revolution during recent decades. In this revolution, research has become central; it also becomes more formalized, complex, and costly. A steadily increasing share is conducted for, by, or at the direction of, the Federal government.

      Today, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been overshadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.

      Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.

      Just something to think about.

      clear ether

      eon

  • Browncoat57

    “The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”
    Mencken

  • Kafiroon

    So maybe besides Solhenitzen we should read up on the Jews resistance in the Warsaw ghetto. They started basically unarmed as did Stalin’s victims.

  • nonncom

    Damn straight!….Time to see the waste of more of Bloomberg’s billions….pompous ass is too kind for this pompous ass….

    • Hobomatt

      The novel “unintended Consequences” illustrates the resistance of the Warsaw Ghetto. Lots of recent history used for background and scene setting.

  • Jacobite

    This brain-dead Legislation is also dead on arrival. There are 3 bills being submitted. SB 1624, which bans private gun transactions and limits free movement with a firearm. SB 1625, which makes it illegal to own an ‘assault’ weapon unless you register it yearly and bans high cap magazines. And SB 1626, a ‘red flag law’ prohibiting ‘Respondents’ to an Order of Protection hearing from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
    All 3 were submitted by the same 9 Democrat State Senators, and all three have exactly zero chance of seeing the light of day. They will likely be refused in committee. While we’ve become a bit of a purple state in the last couple decades, we Are still mostly R-ed, and this legislation won’t get any support except from the idiots that introduced it.

  • Jacobite

    And oh yes, my County Supervisors, (Yavapai) voted unanimously to declare ourselves a 2A Sanctuary County. I believe at least 4 Arizona Counties have done it so far.

    • Unca Walt

      My house and my person are 2A Sanctuary Country.

      • JTC

        That’s a good thing UncaWalt because Bradshaw and Aronberg et al are not about to allow PBC to join the half of Fla’s 67 counties that have become 2A sanctuaries.

        OTOH our new Trumpesque governor has successfully banned illegal immigrant “sanctuaries”. Now he/we need to work on some of the dumbass knee jerk damage done under his predecessor Scott, now a senator.

  • Hotrod Lincoln

    My home county in rural Tennessee just declared itself to be a 2A sanctuary. Doesn’t surprise me at all, given the makeup of the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff we have. It’s also good news for the informal shooting match I’ve been hosting on Memorial Day weekend for the members of a major outdoor magazine’s internet forum for the past 15 years! It sounds like a young war is going on for a couple of days!

  • Here in NM, 30 of 33 counties have declared themselves 2A Sanctuaries.

    And I have always loved the phrase “with extreme prejudice”.

  • Steve

    WHY is the commenting software telling me the I am “Posting too fast, slow down” when I try to make the first comment I have issued in at least a WEEK?!?!?

    • eon

      It does the same thing to me. Frequently. My 1751 post is one I tried to make at 0815 this AM.

      cheers

      eon

    • Chris Muir

      no idea, sorry. damn tech.

  • Kafiroon

    Yes, that hits me out of the blue nowhere every so often. I just pause a second and resubmit. No Problem.

    • Kafiroon

      HAH! It just did it on that comment!

  • Hotrod Lincoln

    Speaking of those psych evaluations of sworn officers- – – – -how often were they diagnosed as being so hopelessly paranoid that the only way they were comfortable with going out in public was with a badge, a gun, a uniform, and tacit permission by a government agency to intimidate and harass his/her fellow citizens?

    • eon

      Actually, the psychs hated cops about as much as the average leftist radical of the Sixties. Apparently, it was “conventional wisdom” in the psych community at the time that you pretty much had to be Abbie Hoffman to be defined as “sane”.

      cheers

      eon

  • Hobomatt

    The novel “unintended Consequences” illustrates the resistance of the Warsaw Ghetto. Lots of recent history used for background and scene setting.

  • Wulfenite

    Here is an Arizonan view of SB1625 that I would like to share. While I am not the person in this video, he does cover my views, but with a wee bit more potty language than I use.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uezDB-FLb7s

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