Thursday, January 26, 2012

Rate At Which Florida Revokes Gun Carry Permits for Gun Related Issues


Gun-toting Floridians must be pretty decent folks, or Florida pretty lax.

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Monday, January 23, 2012

A Big Win for the 4th Amendment

Our right to be free from government searches without a warrant was strengthened by a unanimous decision today:
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that police must get a search warrant before using GPS technology to track criminal suspects...

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia said that the government's installation of a GPS device, and its use to monitor the vehicle's movements, constitutes a search, meaning that a warrant is required.
If the government can force us to buy a product we don't want, like health insurance, they at least can't force us to wear GPS units without a warrant. And if we have GPS devices in our cell phones, the feds apparently can't track them without a warrant. I hope...

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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Some Jews Rethink Gun Control and Gun Ownership

The reason is sad, but the response is appropriate. Jared Silverman, writing in the New Jersey Jewish News, rethinks gun control after a series of anti-Semitic acts, including a firebombing. Among the comments is one that the attitude that one should rely on the police amounts to saying:
“Don’t strike me or I’ll beg you again!”
As another said about gun and gun owner registration:
As another commenter has pointed out, the people who came for the Jews in Germany were the police. And they came first for those Jews who had registered their firearms in accordance with the laws of the Weimar Republic. Why would you demand that your name be put on a list before you exercise your rights? This isn’t Schindler’s List, it’s the Gestapo’s list.
Why trust the government to protect you when it was the government which came for your grandparents?

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