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Blizzard Strips Gun Owners of Concealed Carry Privilege

Criminals can still pack heat during a state of emergency because they've never allowed the law to stand in the way of victimizing anyone. What's wrong with this picture?

Criminals can still pack heat during a state of emergency because they've never allowed the law to stand in the way of victimizing anyone. What's wrong with this picture?

The recent blizzard that hammered North Carolina is also taking its toll on the state’s law abiding gun owners. Citizens possessing concealed carry permits who are caught packing heat during the “state of emergency” will be subject to criminal charges, per the state’s firearms law.

On Christmas Day, Lt. Governor Walter Dalton, in consultation with Governor Bev Perdue, called in the National Guard as snow covered every county in the state. Once a state of emergency is declared, concealed carry permits become null and void, and those who aren’t familiar with this bizarre stipulation in the law are subject to arrest and criminal prosecution:

It is also a misdemeanor under North Carolina law for a person to transport or possess, off his or her own premises, a dangerous weapon in an area during a declared state of emergency, or in the vicinity of a riot. N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-288.7

Can you find any logic in North Carolina’s firearms law for stripping law abiding gun owners of their concealed carry privileges during inclement weather?

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San Francisco Reconsiders Constitutionality of Anti-Gun Ad Policy

S.F. approves this depiction of firearms, but the city still prohibits guns from being displayed in ads appearing on MTA venues.

S.F. approves this depiction of firearms, but the city still prohibits guns from being displayed in ads appearing on MTA venues.

Perhaps the fascists running San Francisco discovered the U.S. Constitution and its amendments protecting free speech and citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms. Stranger things have happened in the Left Coast city in recent months.

According to WorldNetDaily.com, city buses are now displaying an ad for an upcoming gun rights conference that shows a woman holding a shotgun and looking through a curtain while protecting her home against a violent criminal lurking outside. In August, the city’s Metro Transit Authority banned similar ads displaying movie actors wielding firearms, leaving 2nd Amendment supporters baffled by the city’s sudden change of heart.

“We suspect the MTA is allowing our ads in San Francisco despite their policy because they believed we were prepared to file a lawsuit on First and Second Amendment grounds if, for any reason, the city didn’t take them,” said Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation, which is running the conference promoted by the ads. “Knowing we were responsible for the McDonald victory over Chicago and the defeat of their own 2005 gun ban proposition, and probably aware of our litigation in New York, Maryland, North Carolina, Illinois and California, they did not want to lock horns with us again,” Gottlieb told WND.

City officials demanded guns appearing in this ad be removed and replaced with pepper spray and police badges.

City officials demanded guns appearing in this ad be removed and replaced with pepper spray and police badges.

Just last month, city officials were singing a different tune with regards to firearms appearing on mass transit advertising venues. When the MTA decided to prohibit firearms from appearing in the hands on actors in promotional ad for “The Other Guys” movie, spokesman Paul Rose said the organization “does have an advertising policy that states ads should not appear to promote the use of firearms or advocate any violent action.”

In wake of the upcoming gun rights conference and a recent Supreme Court ruling stating that Americans’ 2nd Amendment right to bear arms that cannot be violated by state and local governments, Rose said, “We want to take another look at our policy.”

Just goes to prove what can happen when you fight city hall with facts and the Constitution on your side.

Contact the MTA if you’d like to see advertising restrictions on firearms permanently removed from the city’s list of items prohibited from being featured in ads appearing on public transportation venues:

MTA spokesman Paul Rose: 415.701.4582

and/or

Heather McGuire
SVP/General Manager
Titan Worldwide
233 Post Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94108
415.773.0355

E-mail:
Heather.McGuire@titanoutdoor.com

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The Revolution Has Begun – Join Us on Facebook

Over 15,000 strong on Facebook and growing, the Nanny State Liberation Front is recruiting freedom-loving Americans who want to stop the nanny state dead in its tracks and repair the damages big government bureaucrats have inflicted upon our great nation and its citizens.

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On the Front Lines

July 13, 2010

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The Nanny State says you've been a bad boy!

No Cigarettes at Oktoberfest: Bavaria Bans Smoking
TIME.com; July 13, 2010
“Visitors to Munich’s world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival will soon be in for a nasty surprise if they decide to spark up a smoke to go with that ale — starting next year, they could face a hefty fine.

Va. Gov Reverses Bottled-Water Ban
AP via The Washington Post; July 13, 2010
“[Republican] Gov. Bob McDonnell has reversed his predecessor’s ban on state agencies’ and institutions’ purchase of individual-sized plastic water bottles.” Good things happen when voters recycle nanny state leaders like former Democrat Gov. Tim Kaine.

Green Fringe Fails to Exploit Oil Spill Crisis for Political, Financial Gain
The Washington Post; July 13, 2010
“For environmentalists, the BP oil spill may be disproving the maxim that great tragedies produce great change. Traditionally, American environmentalism wins its biggest victories after some important piece of American environment is poisoned, exterminated or set on fire … But this year, the worst oil spill in U.S. history — and, before that, the worst coal-mining disaster in 40 years — haven’t put the same kind of drive into the debate over climate change and fossil-fuel energy.” Boo-hoo!

San Francisco: Taking the Nanny-State Mentality to New Heights
Miami Herald; July 13, 2010
“Probably because they live in the most beautiful city in the world, San Franciscans are mostly oblivious to the idiocies and scandals of their city government.”

Will Arnold Schwarzenegger Also Ban Kids From Riding Terminator 2 Theme Park Ride?
TechDirt.com; July 13, 2010
“In preparing an amicus brief for the Supreme Court, Adam Thierer points out that it seems odd that Schwarzenegger is trying to ban kids from buying violent video games, but seems to have no problem whatsoever with kids riding violent theme park rides, including one based on his own movie, Terminator 2. As Thierer notes, the T2 ride is a hell of a lot more violent and intense than any video game.”

Michelle Obama: “Dessert Is Not a Right!”
Politico; July 12, 2010
The First Lady claims she strictly regulates the desserts her kids eat, but it seems she can’t get a grip on her husband’s cravings, including cigarettes.

Mandatory Training for Gun Owners: Constitutional? Useful?
Pajamas Media; July 11, 2010
“A solution in need of a problem: mandatory training is of questionable legality, and gun misuse is not generally due to a lack of skill or knowledge.”

Too Many Nanny State Recalls Frustrate and Confuse Consumers
The Washington Post; July 2, 2010
“Government regulators, retailers, manufacturers and consumer experts are concerned that recall notices have become so frequent across a range of goods — foods, consumer products, cars — that the public is suffering from ‘recall fatigue.'” When will big government realize that placing Americans inside protective bubbles is the only way to keep them safe from anything and everything that poses a risk to their safety, health and well-being?

Maybe Safety Shouldn’t Always Be First (At Any Age)
Free-Range Kids (blog); July 1, 2010
“I love safety and do not court danger. Hooray for car seats and helmets. But when safety crowds out every other consideration, including beauty, joy, fun, growth, experience — and cookies — something is wrong.”

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NYT Doesn’t Want You to Have Constitutional Rights

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The New York Times (NYT) is whining about the recent Supreme Court decision allowing citizens to protect their homes from intruders with legally purchased and owned firearms. Apparently, the NYT doesn’t believe Americans should have constitutional rights, as evidenced by its July 9 editorial:

Thirteen days ago, the Supreme Court undermined Chicago’s ban on handguns by applying the Second Amendment to the states, ruling that people have a right to protect their homes with a gun. Four days after that, Chicago passed another handgun restriction that edged right up to the line drawn by the court. And on Tuesday, a group of gun dealers and enthusiasts sued the city again to overturn the new law.

Bullets are flying on city streets, but the vital work of limiting gun use has become a cat-and-mouse game. Beleaguered citizens deserve better from both sides.

We strongly disagreed with the reasoning that led the court to find an individual right to bear arms in the Second Amendment, ending handgun bans in Washington, D.C., in 2008 and everywhere else last month. Nonetheless, the law of the land is now that people have a constitutional right to a gun in their home for self-defense.

Conveniently, NYT readers are not given the opportunity to post their comments on this hot-button issue. Send the NYT editorial staff an email blasting them for advocating limitations, if not a total ban, on Americans’ constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

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Chicago’s Nanny State Leaves Citizens Defenseless Against Violent Criminals

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BREAKING NEWS: Otis Wins! Supreme Court Rules Firearms Are “Essential for Self-defense.”

Otis McDonald, a law-abiding Chicago resident whose home has been burglarized multiple times, is the lead plaintiff in a Supreme Court gun battle. He tells FOX News’ John Stossel why he’s fighting to legally own a gun in the Windy City as a nanny state advocate from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence seems to think McDonald should continue to rely on bureaucrats and law enforcement to protect him against armed intruders.

On the Front Lines

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June 17, 2010

Beware of stupid peopleToy Soldiers Toting Guns Land Patriotic Kid in Principal’s Office
The Associated Press; June 17, 2010
“Christan Morales said her son just wanted to honor American troops when he wore a hat to school decorated with an American flag and small plastic Army figures. But the school banned the hat because it ran afoul of the district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy.”

San Francisco to Play Judge and Jury on Cellphones’ Safety
Los Angeles Times; June 17, 2010
Looks like another private industry is targeted for punishment at the hands of big government.

Parents Have No Say in Elementary School’s Condom Distribution Plan
FOXNation.com; June 16, 2010
“A New England school district has approved a measure that will provide free condoms to elementary school students and direct teachers not to comply with parental wishes to the contrary.”

Feds Consider Launching Domestic Spy Planes to Monitor Citizens
The New American; June 16, 2010
“[I]f state and federal officials, including those in the Department of Homeland Security, have their way, pilotless military craft called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) — also known as ‘drones’ — will soon be zipping around American airspace on a whole host of surveillance missions, and may even focus their gaze on U.S. citizens.”

NY Law Would Require Doctors’ Permission for Teens to Use Tanning Beds
NBCNewYork.com; June 16, 2010
Dermatologist claims, “[Tanning] is exactly the same as cigarette smoking. We should protect minors from this carcinogen.”

‘Kite Buggies’ Banned by Beach Town
StarNewsOnline.com (N.C.); June 15, 2010
Kure Beach’s ordinance states, “it shall be unlawful for any person to operate any wheeled vehicle propelled by wind through the use of a kite, sail or similar device.”

Park Prohibits “Unlicensed Guns” in State that Doesn’t License Guns
TheConsumerist.com; June 14, 2010
Wow! More bureaucrats that don’t bother reading their own laws they’ve passed. And, we’re not even talking about Arizona.

Save a Life and Go to Jail
The Denver Post; June 11, 2010
Search and rescue team shows up late, so citizen does their job and gets rewarded with a trip to jail.

“Seducing an Unmarried Woman” Could Land You in Jail
The Volokh Conspiracy; June 8, 2010
Michigan Penal Code § 750.532 states, “Any man who shall seduce and debauch any unmarried woman shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 5 years or by fine of not more than 2,500 dollars.”