The second amendment says, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. Now note after “infringed” there is no
sub-paragraph a, b, c, d, e, which would stipulate what would be an acceptable infringement. So all infringement is forbidden.
Shapiro v. Thompson, 394 U.S. 618
(1969)? How about the right to keep and bear arms? Does the state have the right to require a license
and fee for the exercise of the right? And if they do can you ignore the license and fee?
The premise of this case is clearly established; NO STATE MAY CONVERT A SECURED
LIBERTY INTO A PRIVILEGE ISSUE A LICENSE AND FEE FOR IT, AND REQUIRE YOU
TO HAVE THAT: OTHERWISE YOU COMMITTED A CRIME.
and I am not a lawyer but I do know how to read and I do read the laws
January 2, 2016 at 7:22pm
THE PROBLEM is neither Obama nor the ambitions of the progressives is to blame; you cannot fault a snake for striking, it is its nature. The problem is ALL OF US who do little more than whine in comments and then turn to our televisions and do nothing. I am sick of reading you all complain. Stop. Do Something. As we lose our rights, the cause might be the progressives but the fault remains WITH US.
Do Something; form contacts, lists, coalitions, militias and prepare but do so reasonably, intelligently since without those one is just a loathsome terrorist.
You might fear the word “SEDITION” but opposing this government by any means is OUR GUARANTEED RIGHT. Forward this evidence to others: read the Declaration of Independence, “That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it…”
Nowhere is writ “just this once” or “just us” or “just for this reason”, the People is every generation.
… or just sit there and watch the game, hoping someone else does something.
They are way more powerful than your idea. The government has access to an army, air force, navy, and marines, etc. etc. and there is no way to prevail in that idea. Our best bet it always to elect the best people possible. That requires participating in the CONVERSATION. HENCE, these comments. Its not a bad thing to try and persuade to the truth and to do what you can. Violence is not the answer.
Have you seen the movie AMAZING GRACE? There were those who suggest civil war and uprisings, but the level heads prevailed and they got the slave trade abolished in the top levels of government, when the top levels of government were the original PROBLEM. It took so many years and yet, leadership got it done. We might have such a man in say Cruz and others who will fight and stand up against these RINOS and other NWO types who flout the Constitution and do what they want, including the Bush family who heavily participated in crippling this country. Obama keeps it going. We need a person in there to reverse the trend in the Executive Branch, and then I believe the House and Senate will follow as we ROOT these people OUT who are causing the problem.
October 1, 2014 at 4:30pm
If accurate, the survey also demonstrated 500 out of 1000 women should inform their husbands so that these women can be tossed out the door with a shoe firmly lodged into the most important aspect of their lives; why maintain a prostitute on retainer?
Bertrand Russel once said, "The difference between marriage and prostitution is the price and term of contract." Well, maybe it was Balzac. One of those two anyhow.
 September 4, 2014 at 1:33am
HERO: the person in this video TOOK THE RIGHT ACTIONS:
(1) it is not illegal to film or record a cop (photographyisnotacrime.com)
(2) cops cannot come into your house without a warrant,
(3) you are under no obligation to open the door for a cop, Even having never been a suspect of anything, I would NOT answer the door for a cop,
(4) you do not need to show any ID to a belligerent cop standing at your door,
(5) you are under no obligation to answer one question and I suggest say nothing other than “leave now and return with a warrant”.
It is TRUE, cops are legally permitted to lie to you and do, often.
Argue against this man’s actions as much as you wish, you are not going to prove the Constitution wrong. You cannot denigrate someone for exercising a LEGAL, GUARANTEED Right
Certain instances Police can enter your house without a warrant and have......Under certain circumstances your door will be kicked in if not opened and that also has happened.
if you idiots in here ever need help don't call a cop---call a local bartender!
Well, the way it played out is within the law on all counts. The cops can ask for anything. They cannot, without a warrant or probable cause, force compliance. The citizen was unwilling to comply, the cops backed down.
However, we have lost all civility in our discourse. Civility may seen unnecessary and antiquated, but it goes a long way toward diffusing emotions and keeping interactions calm and legal.
If you are not doing anything wrong then what do you have to hide?? Sounds like you are a criminal to me! He probably was hiding the creep and then the creep will go out and kill the girl or someone else!! Yup he was a big man, NOT!!
I wounder what would had happen if this individual did not had his phone?
 August 11, 2014 at 12:23am
I doubt the pejorative comments about the color of the rioters are valid comments from a conservative or libertarian; since at the core of each group is the passionate defense of and respect for INDIVIDUALITY. For the individualist, the concept of race is meaningless. We are and should be the embodiment of matured equity.
Categorizing races and making repulsive assumptions about a race is antithetical of Individualism; those actions are the foundation of collectivism.
I suspect the progressive side has planted these comments as evidence for racism.
 August 6, 2014 at 12:06am
OPEN CARRY IS INAPPROPRIATE.
Got your attention? Great. Just to pre-emptively destroy the inevitable claims of the 2nd Amendment “supporter” that open-carry is just too much, inappropriate:
There is no such thing as an inappropriate display of a legal, guaranteed Right. Your logic fails when applied to other Rights:
“I support free-speech but stating your opinion aloud when other people are around is just too much and hurts our free-speech cause.”
“I support religious freedom but wearing a cross openly in public is just too much. These people hurt our religious rights.”
Your opinions about open-carry are just that. A Right is not subject to your opinion.
The exercise of Rights is not limited to popular opinion.
Your discomfort by the expression of a Right may never place limits on a Right.
Open Carry is legal. Practice it or lose the Right.
Carrying a weapon in the open in a public park means that you are either carrying it for protection or that you are a whack job looking for human targets..which happens more than it should.
How is the cop supposed to determine which you are?
 July 29, 2014 at 1:12pm
THE POLICE have become a militarized force of; accurate writing, bloated and shaven-headed oppressors for which the citizenry is to blame since the plurality of officers were recruited from the military wherein the critical practice is to suppress the insurgent by any means necessary, notwithstanding rights. Since the insurgent wears no uniform, these soldiers observe anyone as a potential criminal.
The problem is that when returned to the United States and enlisted into the police, these officers continue the same practice of viewing all around them as potential terrorists to be immediately suppressed by any means necessary to which they respond as soldiers.
It seems to me that either military personnel may not become domestic police or must undergo a complete re-education on human and constitutional rights.
Actually, that is very true. The dumbing down of our students is the main cause. In reference to cops in particular, I read an article several years ago. They lowered the standard of how cops were chosen-they now look for lower IQ's-that way the cops do not have the intelligence to question authority, even when it goes against policy. But unfortunatly that means they also become drunk with power and have the mentality of a child. Thus the killing of the dog in front of a 6 year old. Probably wanted to deliberately traumatize the child and for that fact the family.
When you cut and paste.....it doesn't annul your responsibility to ensure that the quote is accurate and that its point is valid. In this case, your "quote" is basically someone's opinion based on his or her view of what authority should be maintained.
For example, what good does it do most citizens to have cops know the constitutional rights of the populace when said populace hasn't a clue as to what its rights are? Every citizen should know his rights and not leave it to someone else to do so. They could be wrong.
January 20, 2014 at 5:08pm
The proper translation is “Thou Shalt Not Murder” which is the reason the Bible permits the death penalty for certain crimes.
January 17, 2014 at 10:07am
“DNA evidence confirmed McGuire’s guilt, and he acknowledged his responsibility in a letter to Gov. John Kasich last month.”
I am certain some idiotic progressive is out there lamenting his death and the existence the death penalty… while driving to a women’s right to choose rally.
I have no interest in arguing for the benefit of ending the life of a rapist, over the taxpayer supporting him as ward of the state; rather, I would have voluntarily served as executioner (and I know you progressives hate that… we exist and in far greater numbers and courage).
January 15, 2014 at 12:36pm
deniseg wrote “Because owning a gun is not only a right, it is a responsibility.” Um, no. The fact it is the second line item in the Bill of Rights means it is a Right; the amendment did not have any conditions or a word such as “except for” or “unless”.
January 14, 2014 at 4:27pm
A RIGHT is not subject to someone’s opinion at any level of authority. That is the reason useless phrases like “unalienable right” and “shall not be infringed” are written.
Can you demonstrate where the Amendment, the Right stated “shall not be infringed unless someone has a concern…”
No, it is timid children like you ready to supplicate and defer to the State who give the 2nd Amendment a bad name. It take no courage to avoid confrontation. It takes true strength to exercise a Right and defend that Right when challenged.
January 14, 2014 at 4:21pm
Let us extend your logic to other rights and actions:
“You can refuse a warrant-less search, but yes, you’re going to be arrested. That’s is what happens if you want to claim 4th amendment rights.”
“You can be homosexual (or any other “minority class”), but yes, you’re going to be beaten up. That’s is what happens if you want to walk around gay.”
“You can dress like a Muslim or orthodox Jew, but yes, you’re going to be arrested. That’s is what happens if you want to walk around displaying your beliefs.”
Guess “That’s part of the bargain as well.” as you claim.
A RIGHT is not subject to opinion.
January 14, 2014 at 4:07pm
*** There will be them who write: “Why did he have to open-carry? He was asking for trouble!”
Such a claim could be rephrased accurately as:
“Why did he refuse an unwarranted home search? He was asking for trouble!”
“Why did he have to wear a cross? He was asking for trouble!”
“Why did he defend his opinion? He was asking for trouble!”
A Right not exercised is soon lost; I have no respect for anyone claiming to be a defendant of the 2nd Amendment yet is too timid to open-carry.
The Amendment states: “…shall not be infringed…”; no exceptions were listed or implied.
" I have no respect for anyone claiming to be a defendant of the 2nd Amendment yet is too timid to open-carry."
Bingo...we have a winner.
Open carry IS the solution.
Perfect Nicholas! Best comment of the day.
Connecticut is an open carry state. I often open carry purposefully, though it depends on the situation. When I walk my dog at night, I use a leg holster when I carry. it's not illegal. Why do I do it? To purposefully get stopped by a cop who doesn't know his arse from his elbow. IT IS MY RIGHT. If the state doesn't want that, let them change the law.
To those who would say, "you make permit carriers look bad." I say bah bah bah sheep. DONT let them take your rights away.
also, if I'm home, my rifle is loaded and ready to go, often times slung over my shoulder, or no more than 5 feet away.
IT"S MY RIGHT!!!
November 24, 2013 at 12:28pm
Not religion nor the media. The issue is a society in which citizens are maintained throughout life in an extended childhood with the State assuming the role of parent: determining what is fair, what is punishment, what one may eat or drink, what one must do to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Children will act as children and demonstrate tantrums without the concept of responsibility.
November 24, 2013 at 12:14pm
“He should not have made trouble” is the defense of the coward; albeit histrionic, the man in the video at least has the courage of his conviction unlike the commenters who would not sacrifice cable TV to protect a freedom lost. There is; however, a growing movement who will eventually restore freedom by any means necessary. Such actions founded this country then and will re-establish it.
October 26, 2013 at 9:32am
WHO cares? People have the memories of mice and a year from now people will have forgotten and socialized heath care will be an inevitability. The People will not revolt and risk losing cable television, an altar at which they worship their new gods: the Actors.
The People would surrender every freedom to ensure they could watch actors PLAY PRETEND for millions of dollars. Play pretend! They hate their little lives so much that they would rather watch fake, scripted lives on television. Pathetic.
October 26, 2013 at 9:22am
*** VERY*** few would actually drop their cable service since entertainment is far more critical to life than principles.
We ended our cable service two years ago and have not regretted the decision. This was done not for political reasons; no, I was just tired of paying nearly $200 a month to watch actors PLAY PRETEND so that I could avoid doing anything constructive for a few hours.
If you MUST watch actors play pretend for millions of dollars, get a Roku.