In the world of lunacy, zero tolerance policies are king. An Ohio man who was training to be an emergency medical technician was arrested after police conducted an illegal search of his car. In his car they found a stun gun, which is legal to own, locked in the glove box, Air Soft guns and a pocket knife. They found the pocket knife in his EMT jacket. Pocket knives are not standard equipment but are common for EMTs, as they sometimes need to cut the seat belts to free an accident victim. For the knife, he was arrested and jailed for 13 days.
“The armed citizen made this country free. The armed citizen will keep this country free.”
So spoke Milwaukee County, Wis., Sheriff David A. Clarke Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, and his remarks are already drawing flak from Badger State gun prohibitionists.
But Clarke is undaunted in his support for the Second Amendment, and neither is he backing down from earlier advice to citizens about arming up and being prepared to defend themselves rather than calling 911 and expecting a policeman to perform a nick-of-time rescue.
In the far reaches of upstate New York, two Republicans are seeking the 21st congressional district seat of Democrat Bill Owens, who is retiring according to a January report from the Daily Kos. Owens is serving his third term in Congress after originally being elected in 2008. Joe Gilbert, a retired army veteran and Tea Party conservative, will face off against Elise Stefanik, a businesswoman
Joe Gilbert was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y. in 1966 and joined the army reserves at 18 while he was still in high school. After an abortive attempt at Potsdam State University, he joined the active duty army. In 1987, he began his military career in Germany guarding the strategic Fulda Gap opposite a Cold War Soviet army. During this time, Gilbert says he “caught glimpses of the misery and poverty that resulted from an all-powerful government on the other side.” At the same time, Gilbert began studying college courses. He earned degrees from the University of Phoenix and the University of Maryland and was selected to attend Officer Candidate School. Gilbert specialized in military intelligence and after 9/11 served three tours in Iraq.
The group Connecticut Carry has defied lawmakers and challenged them to “either enforce or repeal the 2013 anti-gun laws.
Alarms are being raised about a new three-state poll that shows overwhelming majorities supporting such things as legalized medical marijuana nationwide, approving a path to citizenship for illegal aliens who are working, pay taxes and have no criminal record, and establishing national gun registration.
The poll was conducted among voters in New York, New Jersey and Virginia. Two of those three states, acknowledged Don Levy, director of the Siena College Research Institute, who spearheaded the survey with colleagues at Roanoke College in Virginia and Rutgers-Eagleton in New Jersey, are “notoriously left of center.”
Those who own firearms in Calif. are being hit hard in a push to limit their Second Amendment rights.
The state’s Attorney General Kamala Harris is behind the gun confiscation push to rob citizens of their God-given rights to protect themselves.
The debate featured a law professor against an attorney and adjunct professor who teaches Constitutional Law and Appellate.
Legislators in Connecticut are concerned because many gun owners have failed to register their large-capacity magazines.
Some owners missed the registration deadline of Dec. 31. This was due to last minute attempts by several of them; they cite post office closings early, around noon, on New Year’s Eve as the reason.
In 2009, the federal government smeared veterans in a Department of Homeland Security Assessment report. In it they said, “returning veterans had combat skills and experience that would attract rightwing extremists.”
The report was titled, “Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment.” It said that rightwing extremists would attempt to “recruit and radicalize” combat veterans in order to increase their “violent capabilities.”