1) from humanevents.com: 'New Jersey Gun Owners Await Christie Reprieve' - Raquel Okyay - Mar. 23
(The State Assembly - both Houses are controlled by Democrats, so the bill will go to the governor - voted to reduce the maximum capacity of ammo magazines from 15 to 10, and there is much talk going on about their weapons exceeding that limit being confiscated)
kibitzer3 • a few seconds ago (Mar. 23)
I don't understand - does the state of NJ allow ex post facto laws? How can you make something illegal after the fact?? If NJ is a 'normal' state, its citizens should just go out now in droves and buy up all the still-legal weapons that they can get their hands on.
The Second Amendment is all about the citizenry in this country having the right to defend themselves and their "free State" against any attempted takeover, particularly from the federal behemoth, or any other would-be tyrant. It is NOT about hunting privileges. And when the federal government has sent drones over America, and is monitoring the citizenry's every individual communication and travel move (and purchase), and is identifying potential "domestic terrorists" with Tea Party 'patriots' and 'constitutionalists' (and even 'liberty'-invoking groups!), and is gearing up its executive-branch agencies with all manner of weaponry, it is sending a clear signal, that it can no longer be trusted, and NEEDS to be defended against. Sufficiently to send a clear signal back: that The People won't take such a planned takeover lightly, will respond with patriotic fervor; and therefore NEED to have access to the types of weaponry that can act as a deterrent to such despotic thinking. An ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure.
And if push comes to shove…I trust that true Americans will tell their governments, state and federal, who have exceeded their authority, to shove it.
Your Letter to Congress
Stan, thanks for taking action on behalf of Operation American Spring. Your messages are on the way.
An individual copy of your letter will be sent to each official: (N.B. I edited this form letter/Petition a bit, esp. in the first sentence/paragraph & including adding the last line/paragraph.)
March 24, 2014
Dear Representative Lowenthal,
Dear Senator Boxer,
Dear Senator Feinstein,
OPERATION AMERICAN SPRING
Petition for Return of Government to Our Constitutional Principles
As a patriotic Citizen, with unwavering faith in our Creator, Whose divine hand I believe guided our Founding Fathers in composing the United States Constitution, it grieves me to charge that many in current leadership are willfully violating their Constitutional obligations or are complicit in the actions of others infringing the Rights of the People, including, but not limited to, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to bear arms, free and fair elections, right to counsel and due process of law.
Under the rights implicit in our People, as exampled and stipulated in the First Amendment, I hereby demand immediate Restoration of our Government under its intended Constitutional Principles, rule of law, freedom and personal liberty, and a return to government "of the people, by the people, and for the people", free of despotic and tyrannical federal leadership.
To begin the recovery of our Rightful Government, we demand immediate, lawful, and orderly replacement of the following office holders: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, and Eric Holder according to the process allowed and stipulated in our Constitution.
Take another look at that oath of office that you took…and act on it.
Mr. Stan Stanfield