12 results for tag: Second Amendment Rights


Social Media Checks: The New Gun Control?

New York State Senator Kevin Parker has proposed a law that would require police to check a handgun license applicant’s social media for “biased language” – potentially denying the applicant based on findings. The proposed law would require applicants who are looking to apply or renew their handgun licenses to turned over login and password information to the authorities. CNS News reports: Police would be able to investigate any posts or searches related to threats, terrorism, slurs or “biased language” describing a person’s race, color, national origin, ancestry, gender, religion, religious practice, age, disability or sexual ...

Teachers explain why they carry in schools

Even in the months after the tragedy at Parkland, gun violence in school remains a hot-button issue. We can all agree that school is an institution for learning and children should not have to wonder if they are going to live or die each day they walk into their schools. A common argument is, "Why do teachers have to die protecting their students?’ The teachers at local school districts in Colorado began asking “Why can't we live protecting our students?" These teachers make a very compelling case as to why they legally carry in their schools. The Washington Free Beacon has the story: Michael, a middle school technology teacher who asked his ...

How you can avoid Second Amendment attacks in your city

This week, the Colorado city of Boulder announced its ban on assault weapons, bump stocks and magazines that hold 10 rounds or more. This ban is a response to the school shooting in Parkland, FL. The ban will most likely not hold up in court considering that Colorado already has state preemption laws that prevent localities from passing ordinances like this; however, this is not the first or the last of these types of local ordinances nationwide. One of the many reasons why these preemption laws are in place is to keep laws uniform across the state in order to prevent confusion when travelers cross from one country to another. Simply crossing from ...

Students should stand for the Second Amendment

After a shooter took the lives of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, many students and adults from the community of Parkland have come out in favor of gun control by organizing protests and student walkouts. While the activism of these young students is admirable and encouraged, they and the adults who support them are also sending another message — those who do favor the Second Amendment may be harassed for their beliefs. This week, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student was called out of class to be questioned by two school resource officers about an Instagram post. This was the post that they questioned him about: ...

Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Weekly Report from Washington for 2/26/18

CALENDAR: Both the House and the Senate will return from their Presidents’ Day recess today. The House will be in session through tomorrow, but the Senate will stay in session until Thursday. LAST WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House was in recess last week. THIS WEEK ON THE HOUSE FLOOR: The House will return today, with the first vote set for 6:30 PM. At that time, the House will try to consider seven bills under Suspension of the Rules. On Tuesday, the House will consider another bill under Suspension of the Rules, and then will consider two other bills – H.R. 4296, to place requirements on operational risk capital requirements ...

Why we continue to fight for our freedoms

Today is Bill of Rights Day — the day our Bill of Rights was ratified! It’s a day that reminds us of what we almost lost, what we gained and what we continue to fight to protect. Once America fought and won independence from England in 1776, the states began working on their state constitutions. Modeled by John Locke’s philosophies on classical republicanism and liberal theory, the states created their constitutions which reflected on how the federal Bill of Rights would be constructed. In 1789, James Madison began drafting the amendments from proposals made in the state ratifying conventions. By 1791, the ten amendments were ratified and ...

National reciprocity would be a major win for gun owners

This week, the House passed legislation that would require every state to recognize a concealed carry permit from another state. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act would allow permit holders to cross state lines without the fear of breaking the law in another state. Fox News has the details: Reciprocity does not affect any specific state’s laws about carrying a concealed weapon. Some states have relatively restrictive permitting procedures. New York state, for example, has one of the most rigorous standards for anyone seeking a concealed-carry gun permit. The process, if successful -- and success is far from guaranteed – entails completing a ...

When gun control laws already in the books are failing…

Residents of the small town of Sutherland Springs, Texas had to bury 26 people this week after a disturbed gunman opened fire into a church. During the attack, a nearby civilian became aware of the incident and used his AR-15 to stop the gunman. Prior to learning details about the shooter’s history, anti-gun activists began calling for more gun control in the wake of this inconceivable tragedy. However, recent revelations show that the shooter, an Air Force veteran, had a criminal history and should have been a ‘prohibited person’ but the Pentagon failed to pass this information to the relevant federal authorities. What does this mean? The ...

Thank You for Protecting the Second Amendment

Thank you to the 45 Senators who voted to protect our Second Amendment rights last week.  While we do not always agree with all of these Senators, we commend them for standing up to protect the 2nd Amendment.  

According to President Obama, you “willfully lied” this week

It’s right there in his tantrum speech yesterday afternoon: But instead of supporting this compromise, the gun lobby and its allies willfully lied about the bill. That’s right. When you stood up for transparency and the Constitution, you weren’t defending your principles. You were being dishonest. And your “dishonest[y]” helped the Senate stand against a possibly unconstitutional, rushed bill that would have done little to stop the kinds of shootings seen in Aurora and at Sandy Hook. Of course, the politics didn’t end with calling you liars. Apparently, you ignored “the murder of 20 innocent schoolchildren and their teachers.” Never ...