Not these days. The Constitution is being shredded, not from without, but from within. By our own, elected lawmakers and “representatives”. Yeah, that is in quotes, because most of these jokers seem only interested in representing their own interests, not mine or my neighbors.
<a href=”http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/star+chamber+proceedings”>star chamber proceedings</a>
The first thought that came to my mind when I learned New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was over-riding the three day memorandum on votes to push through his pet New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act was how like a Star Chamber move it was. The government of the State of New York went back to work on Monday. This was introduced Monday morning, with very little hitting the general news until much later that afternoon…. It should not have been eligible to be voted on until THURSDAY. Yet it was voted on and passed by the State Senate on Monday night, and rammed through Legislature today. http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S2230-2013
How many of those people even READ the entire proposal? Or was it a case of “Well, New York will be seen as the first state to DO SOMETHING after Sandy Hook.”
Define “ASSAULT WEAPON”. Please. New York has decreed it to be any semi-automatic with a detachable clip and ONE “identifying” feature. Those “identifying features” include adjustable stocks and barrel sleeves. Adjustable stocks are for better control by the person handling the gun. I have shorter arms, and therefore a shorter comfortable reach, than say, my brother or my friend David, who is 6’4″. What either of them could control with ease, I couldn’t. Switch the stock, now I can safely shoot the same rifle. Barrel Sleeves are for one reason only: to keep from getting burnt. Fire any gun a few times and the barrel WILL heat up.
They want handgun owners to re-certify every five years. I have held my permit for nearly 30 years, and my mother for longer. In all that time, neither of us has been in trouble. So what’s with this one? That’s easy: MONEY.
tougher penalties for anyone caught with an illegal gun, called the Webster Provision, named after the Webster volunteer firefighters killed Christmas eve in the Rochester area. The provision states anyone convicted of shooting and killing a first responder will be sentenced to a mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole.
Okay, I can see stricter penalties….but not just for the First Responders. And I don’t think life in prison is the acceptable penalty. Death is. Why should the taxpayers keep these sick, twisted bastards fed, clothes, in health care, with free education? And do away with the plea bargaining, and allowing bleeding heart judges and hair splitting defense lawyers. Set the penalty and STICK TO IT!
Be prepared. The battle lines are already being drawn by those who consider this entire vote unconstitutional.