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Liberal Professor and Constitutional Attorney Warns Against Obama’s “Re-shaping” of our Government

Arguably, since Lincoln took exceptional steps to keep the Union together and thereby expanded the powers of the office of the President, every man in the Oval Office since then has taken liberties with the Constitution. Some more than others, but it has been a case of ‘mission creep,’ to use military parlance. With all that being said, I’d wager to say that no President before Obama has done more to reshape the Presidency into near tyranny to the degree he has. Barack Obama has brought the idea of an Imperial Presidency to new levels. From legislating via Executive Order […]

Single Mom of 2, Working Two Jobs Faces Prison for being Honest

Meet the honest 27 year old single mom from PA who faces 3 years in a New Jersey prison Shaneen Allen is no dangerous criminal. She’s a single mom working 2 jobs who’s already been robbed twice while traveling alone at night in Philadelphia. Her family suggested that she carry a gun for protection. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit, and bought a gun. Then she made the mistake of driving into New Jersey. Now she’s going to prison. Allen said that she didn’t know her permit didn’t apply to New […]

Soldier-Cop Blasts Gun Grabbing Lawmakers: MUST SEE Video

Hat/Tip to Rare and American Thinker. Watch this soldier-cop blow away gun grabbers’ arguments After the horrible school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, the New York State Legislature passed the “NY Safe Act.” American Thinker calls this law “the rape” of the 2nd Amendment. The SAFE Act is far worse than you might imagine. Harold “Budd” Schroeder, member of the NRA Board of Directors from New York, described teh law as “the rape of our gun rights.” That is no exaggeration. The law is as harsh as (or harsher than) the gun laws of some European nations that […]

Furniture Store Kicks Uniformed Cop Out for Carrying His Gun

Hat/Tip to The Daily Caller. By now we’ve all heard of those idiotic restaurants and stores and associated other businesses that think they’re providing a ‘safe haven’ to their customers by putting signs in their storefront windows saying that this is a ‘gun free zone.’ Okay, so the crack head that is hoping to score a couple hundred bucks to get his next fix walks up to, in this case an IKEA Furniture, store with the intent of robbing it. Then all of a sudden he sees that this store is a ‘gun free zone’ so he turns around and […]

We Don’t Need No Steenking Gun Free Zone, Our Waitresses are Packin’!

The Pistol-Packin’ Mommas of Shooters Grill Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. In the aptly named town of Rifle, Colorado there is a restaurant who has taken the idea of “Gun Free Zones” and thrown in out like so much garbage. Instead, they’ve armed their waitresses and they’re letting everyone know about it. That’s right, guns are not only allowed, but warmly welcomed. While establishments around the country are setting up gun-free zones, one Colorado restaurant is welcoming customers who are packing – and they’re waited on by armed servers. The restaurant’s name: Shooters Grill, located in the gun-friendly town of Rifle. Waitress […]

Google Goes Anti-Gun

Hat/Tip to Awr Hawkins at Breitbart. Evidently Google is trying to behave like a Nanny State government, or maybe they are just trying to cozy up to Obama. But either way, the outcome, in this case, is the same. Google plans on banning gun ads… Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads. According to Google Support’s “Dangerous Products or Services” page, the company “[wants] to keep people safe both online and offline, so [they] won’t allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury.” Included in the dangerous products for […]

U.S. Supreme Court Struck Down “Buffer Zone” Law

The U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously struck down a “buffer zone” law in Massachusetts which restricted where the pro-life advocates could counsel women outside of abortion mills.  The Court ruled that the Massachusetts law violates the First Amendment.   From Zenit:   The briefs demonstrated that the Massachusetts law violated the First Amendment rights of 40 Days for Life by establishing a 35-foot “no-pro-life” speech zone outside abortion facilities where no alternatives to abortion could be offered. AUL attorneys argued that the unconstitutional law impermissibly forced pro-life speakers to either “shout or be silent” and effectively prohibited speech by those […]

Obama’s NLRB Appointments Slapped Down by SCOTUS 9-0

Hat/Tip to My Way News. In a stunning rebuke of Presidential powers, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled unanimously that President Barack Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012, bypassing Senate confirmation were illegal. The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president’s power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama. The high court’s first-ever case involving the Constitution’s recess appointments clause ended in a unanimous decision holding that Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 without Senate confirmation […]

Rick Scott, Solid Pro-Gun Governor Signs Pro-Gun Legislation

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Florida Governor Signs Five Pro-Gun Measures Into Law, Including ‘Pop Tart’ And ‘Warning Shot’ bills   Via Guns Gov. Rick Scott approved several pro-gun bills Friday that covered everything from clarifying use of force to ending insurance discrimination against gun owners. “We have a solid, pro-gun governor who strongly supports the Second Amendment and these are all common sense pieces of legislation with a demonstrated need,” Marion Hammer, president of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida and past president of the National Rifle Association, explained to Guns.com in April. One of the most controversial of the pack was […]

Even Bloomberg’s lackey admits gun control doesn’t work

Hat/Tip to WeaselZippers. Departing Leader of Nanny Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Admits More Gun Control Laws Won’t Stop Mass Shootings… Now in case you’re thinking that this Mark Glaze fellow is coming completely to his senses, hang on. He’s blaming ObamaCare for not being able to take away your 2nd Amendment rights… Also claims the botched Obamacare rollout was the reason they failed to to pass gun control legislation. Via WSJ: Since the Newtown massacre, Mark Glaze has been the face of the gun-control movement. The executive director of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Mr. Glaze led […]

Gun Sales Soar Skyward, as Gun Crimes Plummet

Hat/Tip to TownHall, from a great piece by Katie Pavlich, one of my favorite columnists. When Nanny Bloomberg releases a report so factually inaccurate that CNN takes him to task on it, you know it’s a whopper of a lie. Earlier this week, Michael Bloomberg’s new anti-gun Everytown released a bogus report claiming since Newtown in December 2013, 74 school shootings have taken place. The report was so bogus, even CNN went out of the way, twice, to correct the record. More from Ed Morrissey: For the second time in two days, CNN went out of its way to debunk […]

Gun Free Restaurant Robbed at Gunpoint

Hat/Tip to TownHall.com . North Carolina restaurant The Pit was robbed at gunpoint on Sunday. Normally, local crime stories like this wouldn’t merit a Townhall post, but this one is different: The Pit has a “no weapons” sign displayed prominently on its door declaring the restaurant a gun-free zone, and bans patrons from carrying concealed weapons. Authorities said just before 9 p.m. Sunday, three men wearing hoodies entered the restaurant through the back doors with pistols, and forced several staff members to lie on the floor. The bandits assaulted two employees during the crime, but they were not seriously injured. […]

HILARIOUS: Sign outside of gun store is awesome! “I like my guns like Obama likes…”

Hat/Tip to The Young Conservatives & The Blaze. Tactical Firearms ruffled some feathers with its “funny” sign in front [of] its Katy, Texas, location recently. The sign was both pro-gun and anti-Obama. “I like my guns like Obama likes his voters: undocumented,” the sign reads. For those of you who keep track of these things, this is the same gun shop that hosted one of the 2nd Amendment debates between Piers Morgan and Ted Nugent. Young Conservatives The Blaze

Home invader attacks elderly couple, Smith & Wesson levels the playing field

Thank God for the 2nd Amendment. Otherwise this story would have turned out much, MUCH differently.   Officials in Harrison County are looking for a man who they say tricked an elderly couple into opening their door for him, only to attack the woman inside. Officials say the man knocked on the couple’s back door around 1:30 a.m. Thursday screaming “My wife is hurt, my wife is hurt. Please help!” When 70-year-old Sarah Hudgins opened the door, the man, wearing a ski mask and all black, attacked her grabbing her throat and pushing her inside. The husband, who officials say […]

Ted Cruz Report 4, List of 76 Lawless Obama Abuses of Power + Reports 1, 2 and 3

  Senator Ted Cruz has published the “The Legal Limit Report, No. 4,” documenting the Obama administration’s lawless abuses of power. Each is footnoted. See the footnotes and the actual report here.  Also below, see snippets of Reports 1, 2 and 3. All emphasis below is mine.   Governing by Executive Fiat 1. Disregarded 1996 welfare reform law in granting broad work waivers for work requirements of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). 2. Implemented portions of the DREAM Act, which Congress rejected, by executive action. 3. Ended some terror asylum restrictions, by allowing asylum for people who provided only “insignificant” or “limited” […]

Supreme Court: Prayer at council meetings constitutional

  The Supreme Court upheld the right of local town councils to have prayers in conjunction with their meetings. The 5-4 decision said that even if prayer featured Christianity, as long as the council was “inclusive” of other religions, if applicable, that it did not violate the Constitution. The Supreme Court has upheld the right of local officials to open town council meetings with prayer, ruling that these do not violate the Constitution even if they routinely stress Christianity.  The court said in 5-4 decision Monday that the content of the prayers is not critical as long as officials make […]

Constitutional “Professor,” Barack Obama STILL doesn’t know what kind of government we have

During the 2008 presidential elections, we all heard ad nauseam about how Barack Hussein Obama was a “Constitutional Law Professor.” And when political rhetoric and reality collide, it becomes clear once the dust settles that Obama was merely a “Senior Lecturer.” Now that isn’t a position to dismiss lightly, most senior lecturers go on to become full professors sitting behind large desks in small offices, however young Mr. Obama declined, setting his sights on a more powerful seat behind a much more well known desk. So even giving him the benefit of the doubt on his title, you would think […]

Illinois Passes Concealed-Carry Law, Sees Drop in Crime

That’s right. Illinois, the Land of Lincoln and home to the city which has the title, “Murder Capital of America,” is seeing crime drop precipitously. Recent data from one of America’s largest cities appears to support the premise that a better-armed society is a less violent one. The Chicago Police Department released Q1 crime numbers and showed the lowest murder rate since 1958. Why is this significant? Because Chicago was labeled by the FBI as recently as September 2013 as the “Murder Capital of America,” passing New York City for that dubious honor. And what seems to be the reason […]

President Obama’s Top Ten Most Divisive and Un-Constitutional Executive Actions

Since he took office in January of 2009, President Barack Hussein Obama has flouted the rule of law which is the bedrock America was founded on. He has visibly encroached upon and exceeded the boundaries set forth in the United States Constitution. Now Obama hasn’t written more executive orders than his predecessors, in fact, in his first five years he is on par with other one term presidents. But in his case,it isn’t the quantity, it’s the quality of the EOs.   The Heritage Foundation has taken the time to compile a list of the top ten most egregious un-Constitutional […]

Video Shows Endgame of the Bundy Stand-Off

It seems that a show of force by citizens influenced the BLM to retreat during the Bundy stand-off.  Government goons that were stealing a man’s property were confronted by hundreds of citizens, many of them armed.  Here is the video… I know, the source of the video is rather, shall we say, sketchy.  However, this could not have been faked to any degree, so I chose to use it.  Of course, the fact that Harry Reid has been exposed as having some influence in this case may have something to do with the rapid retreat as well. Oh, and this […]

Huge Win for the 2nd Amendment Foundation

John W. Jackson is an Australian citizen, who legally resides in America, specifically in New Mexico. He applied for a concealed carry permit and was denied on the fact that he was not a citizen of the United States, even though he was a legal resident. He sued the state of New Mexico, along with the Second Amendment Foundation for his right to obtain a concealed carry weapon permit. The crux of the state’s defense was that it is impossible to do a full background check on citizens of other countries, even though they reside legally here in the US. […]

Has Our Constitution Failed Us?

First, an update on the situation here on the shores of the “Sea of happiness”. This blogger’s first paragraph sums it up quite well: (certain words are edited out for security reasons) After three weeks of repression, fifteen dead, at least 60 reported tortured tortured and more than eight hundred detained, including opposition leaders and reporters, the XXXXXXXXX students have at least shown the world what little respect the XXXXXX  administration has for the human and civil rights of the people. XXXXXXXX has seen similar repression before during XXXXXXXXX rule, but never has it been compressed in such a short period of time. Or […]

Cop to Student: ‘You just lost your free speech rights!’

A troubling part of our current age is the fact that too many law enforcement officials have absolutely no regard for the United States Constitution. Here is another example of that disregard, when an officer told a student that he no longer had “free speech rights.” The arrests were made at night on the streets of Towson, Maryland. A University of Maryland-Baltimore County student who witnessed the arrests decided to record them using his cell phone. The student, 21-year-old Sergio Gutierrez, was soon approached by officers who objected — wrongly — to his actions. Gutierrez repeatedly told the officers that […]

Stand Your Ground: Advise on Handling a Home Shooting

God forbid that you are ever involved in a home shooting.  The use of firearms means that someone is going to be severely injured, and likely killed, so it is something that must be handled with the utmost seriousness.   And, in fact, it is a good idea for you to know what to do if you ever find yourself needing to defend yourself and family.  The Daily Caller recently posted a long article on the topic, so here is an excerpt… By Dan Meadows, The Shooting Channel ———————— 911 Operator – “911… What’s your emergency?” Unknown caller – (Pause) – […]

Once Upon A Time, Americans Had A Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy

The right to privacy is not addressed directly by the Constitution or the Bill of Rights. However. … The U. S. Constitution contains no express right to privacy.  The Bill of Rights, however, reflects the concern of James Madison and other framers for protecting specific aspects of privacy, such as the privacy of beliefs (1st Amendment), privacy of the home against demands that it be used to house soldiers (3rd Amendment), privacy of the person and possessions as against unreasonable searches (4th Amendment), and the 5th Amendment’s privilege against self-incrimination, which provides protection for the privacy of personal information.  In […]