7 results for tag: Second Amendment Rights


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 ...

President Obama “working around Congress” on gun control

Just before Easter weekend, President Obama signed an Executive Order to move forward his gun control agenda, giving federal agents greater access to information on gun owners and their weapons. From The Hill: The executive steps will give federal law enforcement officials access to more data about guns and their owners, help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, and lay the groundwork for future legislative efforts. Despite minimal publicity given to the Executive Order itself – it was signed late on a Friday afternoon before a holiday weekend – the order authorizes a million dollar ad campaign for gun safety. New York ...

Second Amendment Rights

The Tea Party Patriots fully supports the preservation, protection and defense of your Second Amendment rights.  As we are aware there are varying thoughts and opinions on what the Right to Bear Arms entails, the Tea Party Patriots will oppose any attempt to revoke that right, but does not actively advocate for particular positions concerning this issue.  The Second Amendment has been upheld repeatedly in our court system up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.