The Supreme Court of the United States, decided not to take up the case of Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco, which looks to contradict the Heller decision. At odds are that San Francisco is requiring that gun owners, have their guns locked up, if not immediately being carried. Which could be dangerous should such arms be needed. A big let down.
The refusal to review the case of Jackson v. City and County of San Francisco was the latest in a string of such orders, declining to clarify the personal right to have a gun, first established seven years ago and extended nationwide five years ago, but not explained further in the years since. Once again, as is its custom, the Court did not explain why it was choosing to remain on the sidelines.
In light of the news of more shootings in gun control Chicago, a bastion of leftist self inflicting ideology, Reverend Michael Pfleger has chosen to attack the National Rifle Association. When we all know, him and his like minded friends, are playing a game of red herring. Blaming their political opposition, while those actually responsible for the mess in Chicago, fail to take responsibility for it. Where he’s complicit.
The Obama administration has been busy overhauling the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In latest news from the NRA, it’s looking like the administration, has eyes on free speech. That means blogs and other internet websites where guns are discussed, could be in jeopardy, of violating new rules concerning “technical data.” Reloaders and gunsmiths, or anyone discussing technical data as it relates to firearms, would require a permit or face massive penalties under ITAR.
With the new proposal published on June 3, the State Department claims to be “clarifying” the rules concerning “technical data” posted online or otherwise “released” into the “public domain.” To the contrary, however, the proposal would institute a massive new prior restraint on free speech. This is because all such releases would require the “authorization” of the government before they occurred. The cumbersome and time-consuming process of obtaining such authorizations, moreover, would make online communication about certain technical aspects of firearms and ammunition essentially impossible.
This amounts to a gag order on free speech created by an anti-gun administration.
This is why it’s morally wrong to deprive people of their constitutional right to keep and bear arms. People die in New Jersey because of it; as in the case of Carol Bowne, murdered while waiting for permission to exercise the basic right to own a gun.
The Obama administration’s Justice Department is also not strongly enforcing prosecutions of people who falsify information on their gun background checks. The FBI reported 71,000 instances of people lying on their background checks to buy guns in 2009, but the Justice Department prosecuted a mere 77 cases, or a fraction of 1%.
The District of Columbia Police Department, says that it hasn’t denied any concealed handgun license applications, in light of the federal ruling making their “good cause” requirement illegal. The kicker is that they haven’t given out any approvals either.
“Since the injunction was issued, we have not issued any denials of applications,” D.C. Police spokesman Lieutenant Sean Conboy said. “We have not denied any applications. We have issued two letters invoking the additional 90-day period to process two of those applications that were pending.”