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I have very little information and will post this article for the time being. I wanted to be the first to condemn the gun that did this. It appears that way too many bad guns are floating around in America. This gun took a 20 year old boy hostage and made him shoot other youngsters. It even made the boy ask students what religion they were before the ban gun blasted them. In the end, the boy being held hostage by the bad gun was forced to point it so that the gun shot at police. The police shot back and killed the poor hostage boy but the bad gun is still very much alive and will probably serve out its years in a lab somewhere instead of seeing the inside of a metal shredder. Unfortunately there were no good guns in the building to stop the bad gun’s rampage. These bad guns need to be found and die. Taking people hostage and making them pull the triggers on these bad guns have to stop. I wish that this incident never happened but you never know when a bad gun will show up and cause this type of havoc. Maybe the bad gun wouldn’t have taken this boy hostage if it knew that there were good guns near by. I’m sure that the Dem governor of Oregon, Congress, Obama and Lynch will be condemning these bad guns quickly and move forward to capture them. Unfortunately, bad and good guns look the same and will be caught in the cross fire (no pun intended. Well, maybe). What can be done?

Jeb Bush misunderstands the Constitution.

COLBERT: Well, the right to have an individual firearm to protect yourself is a national document, in the Constitution, so shouldn’t that also be applied national —

BUSH: No. Not necessarily… There’s a 10th amendment to our country, the Bill of Rights has a 10th amendment that says powers are given to the states to create policy, and the federal government is not the end all and be all. That’s an important value for this country, and its an important federalist system that works quite well.

Let’s look at the actual amendments in question:

Second Amendment
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Tenth Amendment
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

In McDonald v. Chicago (2001), the Supremes “incorporated” the Second Amendment, which means it applies to the States as well as to the feral government, thanks to the 14th Amendment.

This overrides the Tenth Amendment, because the laws proposed by the gun-bun kooks are “prohibited by [the Constitution] to the States”.

And what, exactly, are we talking about, anyway? Mental health checks:

BUSH: [Florida has] a requirement of background checks, a seventy-two hour waiting period…. We’re not violating any Second Amendment rights. In fact, Florida would be considered a Second Amendment, pro-gun State. Gun violence is way down. But we have simple check to make sure that people who are criminals are not accessing guns, and I think the next step is to figure out ways to make sure that we can know if people have mental health issues, which is really the common denominator of a lot of these violent, tragic cases, where people aren’t getting access to mental health and we don’t even know if they have real issues.

Again, Bush “misunderestimates” the Constitution.

Fifth Amendment
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offence to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.

And yet it seems that Jeb advocates depriving people of their Second Amendment rights without such “due process of law.”

One last thing. If someone is so mentally ill that the court declares that he cannot have a gun, then he is too mentally ill to have a vote.

Hate to be the bearer of bad news but is appears that another nutcase decided to go shooting movie patrons during the movie “Train Wreck”. This is all there is so far. I could say that you will hear about someone who shouldn’t have a gun, belongs to some white supremacist group and is republican, and that Obama will just jump on another bandwagon about doing something with guns, but I won’t. I will just let it play out and see what the truth is and how it will get lost in this…..another….political football. I can tell you that it will be a diversion for real issues affecting us. Here we go again, folks.

This seems to be what the BATFE is trying to push off upon those ignorant masses called American citizens. Townhall picked up on this and reported it here. (NOTE: The report date of 2014 is in error. The guidelines are for starting date of January 2015.) So is this an error or just another end around from the Obama administration? When are these people going to be held accountable? When will they be fired and permanently banned from working for or with the U.S. Government? When will they be IMPRISONED? I would ask when they would be executed but the government and the liberals don’t have the stomach for Capitol punishment because they may be caught in the web themselves. Imagine that. Anyway, with his new enlightenment to the general public, do you really think that the public comment period is going to have any impact on the already “conclusive” decision the ATF has made to ban this ammunition? Can you say “fat chance”.

That’s right. Time for another gun show this weekend at the Chantilly, Va. EXPO Center. Times are: Friday 6/6 1pm to 8pm, Saturday 6/7 9am to 5pm, and Sunday 6/8 10am to 5pm. I need a flint and screw for a Brown Bess I just restored. Shoot, I might even buy a bazooka or anti-personnel mine. You never know when you may need one. Need to renew my NRA membership also. Plenty to see and buy for everyone…..including the kids. Don’t forget to bring your old militaria as we are always looking to buy. See you there!

I must admit that I have been waiting for one of Gaius’s thoughtful posts to liven things up but I understand the rigors of the daily grind and children, so I’ll give you a rounding of what is happening in the news.
LoCo wants to close 4 schools they own outright, which will save 2 million a year in operating costs. Meanwhile, 68+million will go to LCPS for fiscal year 2015. The tax rate went down .05 cents and my assessment went up 100k. That means it will only cost me another $1,000 in taxes. What a deal. And they have cut back many services in savings already. Hmm. Where is that Silver Line?
–Immigration reform…Dem….active.
–Equal pay for women….Dem….active.
–Koch brothers…..Dem….active.
–Bloomberg 50 million towards curtailing gun rights….Dem….new.
–Holder and Obama targeted with racism…..Dem….active.
–ObamaCare……GOP….semi-active (becoming obscure with diversions)
We have a guy feeding cows on federal land who won’t pay the Feds grazing rights. It got heated and civilians are toe-to-toe with armed Feds. Was getting ugly and not over yet. Meantime Putin is land grabbing more of the old USSR while everyone else in the world wags fingers. Ever notice that when big wars bring down aggressors, that nations go into downsizing mode with their military. The focus changes and the eye goes off the ball. During that period of non-focus, aggressors re-emerge upon the scene. Isn’t what keeps them in check are strong military nations at the ready?
Gas is up right when I am getting ready to go fishing. Why are we spending $2 for crop and processing to make $1 of ethanol, just so we can continue to ruin the internal combustion engines that use it? And food is going up. We feed ourselves and others with wheat and corn staple, yet there isn’t enough because of what is wasted as “alternate fuel”. If we took the same amount of corn and distilled it, we could save money, have less vehicles on the road and feel good about being anally raped. I guess being drunk has advantages and savings too. But, heh, ALL food is up. Steak is up (because they feed them corn I guess). I see new taxes on all my utility bills. What’s up with that? What is more important:desert turtles (who don’t like solar farms) or smelts that are nothing more than Egret food? Ever notice where many of the supermarket meats come from lately? Do you really like brushing your teeth with toothpaste that comes from the same country of massive pollution and lead paint toys that cause suicide in supervisors?
And we don’t need another 4 years of a woman president. It has been too long since we had balls in the White House. And we need more testicles in Congress too. A poster here thinks we need to build locally politically and move up. I agree, but I also agree that with a good role model at the top working down that you meet in the middle and get there twice as fast.
Out of all this news (or lack there of), that situation in Nevada with the cows has got my focus. The guy is wrong in his understanding of things. Should it have gotten out of hand? Yes, because the government is involved and that has rallied the people. The underlying theme here is freedom from government and in this case it doesn’t matter if the issue is right or wrong. It is a cause for the people and it will escalate. Could be the beginning of the people’s revolution. Someone is going to die and then all bets are off. Citizens have reached their breaking point and need a circumstance. I’ll be fishing and watching. If need be I might need to extend my vacation and visit the southwest although I’m pretty sure the uprising will come to a neighborhood near me in time. Until then I’ll be starving, going broke with taxes and healthcare. If you feel for my plight and to keep me off the government dole, you may send contributions to me here at NVTH. I promise that any excess funds will be used to buy more worthwhile things…….like bullets.

It appears that 2 people won Mega-Millions on Friday. Some lone individual in Florida will be taking showers with over 500 million dollars (before taxes I believe) and I, with many others, won our own lottery. The biggest and most contested race at the convention was the Lt. Governor’s race. Everyone one had their opinion and favorite candidate, as I had mine. One thing for sure, Jeannemarie Davis was knocked out on the first vote, as was delegates intentions. Republicans are getting back to principles again (sort of) and purging those with questionable conservative credentials. JD is bad on gun rights (Yes, I said rights) and was dealt with accordingly. How it should be.

A field of seven took 4 votes to determine a winner by the rules. 2 at a vote were knocked off until a clear winner ensued. Funny thing is, all 4 votes proved one winner by a 2 to 1 margin or better, yet 50% + 1 was necessary. Go figure. Voting started at 1pm yet a winner wasn’t announced until 10:30 pm. There was some “glitches” of which I don’t want to speculate on, which caused a great time lapse between votes. With idle time comes boredom and the paper airplane air force engineers plied their trade. One guy really knew his craft. It so offended the convention staff that an announcement was made to cease, because of the chance of an airplane destroying one of the gazillion dollar trin-a-tron TV screens. What this did do is help speed the vote process, which I was thankful for. I believe Va. blue laws don’t allow voting on Sunday (I just made that up).

Bottom line is, a non-establishment outsider won. His name is E. W. Jackson. It disturbed those who wanted a party “insider” to hold the slot but this time the system worked. With some poutiness and bruised egos from other candidates, a real champion for the people, who hasn’t been tainted by the system, will go up against the D and I candidate. The D candidate will be whatever sucker they can find that is willing to be humiliated in the public forum and the I candidate will be someone from a town of population 2000 who hopes he/she can get votes from family members and have something to tell the grandbabies.

Although long, it was a good time seeing good friends and some unexpected old acquaintances. Many there applied their right of gun carry and no one was in fear of anything. Well, almost anyway. It seems that Eric Cantor was there to provide words to members attending Friday night’s dinner (supper for Southerners) and he was caught in the convention area RACING, with his contingent of armed protection plus one State Trooper, down the hall, probably looking for the safety of his armored Featherlite (in this case feather HEAVIER) where he could re-compose himself. This squish has a fear that people are out to do him harm. Thorozine might be of some use here. Maybe a day of reflection and looking in the mirror might help resolve his issues. With this type fear, guilt is usually a driving force. His day of political theatre is coming to an end. Other than that, I return unscathed back to you, albeit someone tired and a bit achy. I am really psyched over the outcome of this convention. The future of Va. is in very strong and capable hands if we win the day at election. I know many of you will be doing your part for our future. I will be.