Saturday, April 19, 2014

Constitutionality of NY SAFE Act Upheld in Court

Anti-SAFE ACT activists protest outside Moreau Town Court on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Moreau, NY. (Paul Buckowski/Times Union)

This past Thursday, a NY State Supreme Court judge dismissed the case challenging the NY SAFE Act of 2013 that was hastily passed in the middle of the night. 

Judge Thomas McNamara dismissed the case because the governor and legislators did nothing unconstitutional when they passed the bill without a three day waiting period. In addition, the judge said the plaintiffs did not prove the law infringed on their state constitutional rights.

The plaintiff, Robert Schulz of the group “We the People of New York,” plans to appeal.

Don't give up, New York. 

Be safe.

Lexington and Concord - 239 years later

The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the first military battles of the American Revolution, fought on this day in 1775. It was a battle to stop British government from taking what belonged to the colonists. 

Now, 239 years later, we're fighting to keep the government from taking what belongs to us. Everyday, we fight to retain our Constitutionally guaranteed God-given right to bear arm to protect ourselves from the evil that walks the Earth with intent to do us harm, and to protect our liberty from a government that wants to control its citizens like puppets.

No, we haven't fired any shots yet, but this past week was probably the closest we've ever come to armed citizens standing up to armed government agents, in Bunkerville, Nevada. Armed supporters of rancher Cliven Bundy stood face to face against armed Bureau of Land Management agents. (Why the BLM has what appears to be a SWAT team is for another post, but think about it, and then complain to your Congressmen and Senators.) Citizens standing up to a greedy government.

In 239 years, what's changed? The infringing government is now our own, and not a foreign one. Unfortunately, that government is of our own making. We've allowed it to get this bad. Parties and politicians have completely cast the Constitution aside for a well paying career of imposing their own beliefs upon their constituents, rather than supporting the Constitution of the United States of America. 

With elections coming up, it's time to correct this political cancer we have. Every one of us needs to be quizzing the candidates. And I mean ALL of the candidates. Forget about what their party affiliation is. Find out what they stand for, what they believe in. Find out if they intend to live up to their oath of office, and support and defend the Constitution of this once great nation. Be a part of the solution. 

Be safe.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Georgia HB60 Update - April 18, 2014

Great news everybody! Looks like Governor Nathan Deal will be signing HB60 into law on April 23, 2014. Here is an announcement from Georgia Carry's Executive Director, Jerry Henry.

From Jerry Henry and GCO.

It is no longer necessary to call Governor Deal concerning HB60. Below is an invitation GCO received from Speaker David Ralston for all members of GCO to attend the signing of HB60. The invitation below is self-explanatory.

On behalf of the bill sponsors and myself, I would like to invite you and your membership to Ellijay next Wednesday, April 23rd, at the ETC Pavilion on the Coosawattee River where Governor Deal will sign House Bill 60, the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014. The bill signing ceremony begins at noon. After that, a BBQ lunch will be served open to those who can join us.

The address for the ETC Pavilion can be found below. Thanks and I look forward to seeing you and everyone in Ellijay next week.

Speaker Ralston

What: Bill Signing Ceremony for HB 60, The Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014

When: Wednesday, April 23, 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Who: Speaker Ralston
Governor Nathan Deal
Members of the General Assembly

Where: ETC Pavilion on the Coosawattee River
255 Legion Road
Ellijay, Georgia 30540

Click here for a link to the Google Map

Thanks for all your efforts to get HB60 signed. After the bill is signed on Wednesday, we will have to wait until July 1, 2014 for the bill to take effect. Founding Board Member and Atlanta Gun Rights Examiner Ed Stone is planning a series of articles explaining what HB60 does for the people of GA in layman's terms so we can be prepared when the bill becomes law. We will also have a session at the 6th Annual GCO Convention on August 16.

Hope to see many of you at the ceremony!

The law will go into effect on July 1, 2014. Tell all your friends.

Be safe.