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National Guard Helicopters to Police Citizens in Chicago

National Guard Helicopters to Police Citizens in Chicago
Blagojevich wants National Guard helicopters to patrol gun control capital of America

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
July 21, 2008

The gun control capital of America – Chicago – where only the criminals are allowed to own firearms – has been hit by a fresh wave of crime and violence, prompting Governor Rod Blagojevich to call for National Guard helicopters to be used in law enforcement operations.

Blagojevich plans to form an “elite tactical team” to help the city fight crime, according to a speech he gave last week.

“Violent crime in the city of Chicago is out of control,” Blagojevich said at the bill signing ceremony. “I’m offering resources of the state to the city to work in a constructive way with Mayor Daley to do everything we can possibly do to help stop this violence,” said the governor.

Citing the fact that a child has been shot nearly every day since the end of June, Blagojevich called for National Guard helicopters to be used in high crime areas.

However, as police department spokeswoman Monique Bond noted, the actual number of homicides in the city is significantly down.

“2008 may end with fewer than 500 homicides and that it is expected to be one of the least deadly years in the city in the last 40 years,” reports NBC5.com.

Following questions regarding the use of National Guard choppers in the city, Blagojevich’s office attempted to pour cold water over the issue by stating that National Guard troops would not enter the city.

“The only way the National Guard would be involved, if they are involved, is with the use of tactical helicopters that are currently used in narcotics operations,” spokesman Lucio Guerrero said in a prepared statement.

The precedent for National Guard units and military personnel to be used in domestic law enforcement has been a growing cancer for the last three decades.

Documentarian and radio talk show host Alex Jones has has attended numerous military urban warfare training drills across the U.S. where role players were used to simulate arresting American citizens, confiscating their weapons, and taking them to internment camps. Actors scream out that they have constitutional rights as they are handcuffed and hauled off to the detainment facility.

Legislation has already been passed that paves the way for the U.S. military to engage American citizens on home soil.

The John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007 allows the President to declare a “public emergency” and station troops anywhere in America and take control of state-based National Guard units without the consent of the governor or local authorities, in order to “suppress public disorder.”

Military-style drills involving unmarked black helicopters (the kind that the corporate media insists only exist inside the minds of conspiracy nutjobs) took place in Denver and Florida last month under the pretext of “terrorism training,” with choppers buzzing around downtown Denver and even causing damage to people’s property by flying well below legal altitudes.

 

Mark Koernke on the Alex Jones Show:” Gun Confiscation”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xFTevoIa3Q
Part 1

Dark Knight Movie Reflects Real Martial Law
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=10789

The Martial Law Agenda Continues
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=10778

Blagojevich Says Chicago Is ‘Out Of Control’
http://www.nbc5.com/news/16901117/detail.html

M.J.T.F. and I.C.E. prowl the steets randomly searching citizens
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/0..over-destroyed-arrest-footage/

Police Break Into Man’s Home at 3 in the Morning
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/0..-home-at-3am-for-safety-check/

FBI & Homeland Security Behind Indianapolis Martial Law Drills
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/..dianapolis-martial-law-drills/

Black Helicopters Terrorize Denver & Florida
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/0..rorize-denver-florida/

Police Breaking Into Houses of Flood Victims in Iowa
http://noworldsystem.com/2008/06/2..g-into-houses-of-flood-victims-in-iowa/

 



DC To Vote On New Gun Laws

DC To Vote On New Gun Laws

AP
July 15, 2008

The District of Columbia Council plans to vote on new gun legislation Tuesday as officials scramble to comply with last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city’s 32-year-old ban.

The emergency legislation announced Monday would allow handguns if they are used only for self-defense in the home and carry fewer than 12 rounds of ammunition.

The proposal, which maintains some of the city’s strict gun ownership rules and adds more regulations, was immediately criticized by gun rights advocates threatening more legal action.

The emergency legislation, which has strong support from the council, would remain in effect for 90 days. It adopts many of the regulations proposed earlier this month by D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson.

 



Hitler Restricted Firearms, National ID Card Targets Dissenters

Hitler Restricted Firearms, National ID Card Targets Dissenters

http://youtube.com/watch?v=p0matWqLTx0

Wax Hitler beheaded in Berlin
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7491280.stm

Adolf Hitler Speech on May 4 1941 Berlin Reichstag Germany
http://www.daily.pk/world/world..reichstag-germany.html

 



Top Court: No Inalienable Right To Bear Arms

Top Court: No Inalienable Right To Bear Arms

Lee Rogers
Rogue Government
June 27, 2008

Today the U.S. Supreme Court released their ruling on the District of Columbia gun ban case. The court ruled that the Second Amendment did guarantee an individual’s right to bear arms, but also went on to say that the government still has the right to control and regulate firearms. The mainstream press is hailing this as a victory for gun owners and a defeat for anti-American gun control advocates. Unfortunately, this is incredibly misleading spin by the mainstream press as the ruling essentially says that the government still has the authority to implement regulations to control who has access to firearms and who doesn’t. The Second Amendment specifically states that the right to bear arms shall not be infringed, yet these egghead Supreme Court Justices have gone out of their way to try to redefine what it actually means. Either these Supreme Court Justices can’t read or they have been paid off by the criminals that run the federal government. Not only that, but it is incredibly frightening that the court only ruled 5-4 in favor of the Second Amendment with limitations. The dissenting Justices essentially said that the people don’t have the right to bear arms. It doesn’t get much more insane than this. This is totally unacceptable as the main purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure that the people can stand up against a tyrannical government and defend their lives, liberty and property. This ruling is more proof that the establishment is continuing its agenda of disarming the American people so they can setup a global dictatorship of death.

The following is taken from a Reuters report which summarizes what Justice Antonin Scalia said on behalf of the majority opinion.

In the majority opinion, Justice Antonin Scalia said the Second Amendment protected an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home. Although an individual now has a constitutional right to own guns, that new right is not unlimited, wrote Scalia, a hunter.

He said the ruling should not be taken to cast doubt on long-standing prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill or on laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in places like schools and government buildings or laws imposing conditions on gun sales.

This is proof that Scalia and the other Justices in the majority opinion simply do not have an understanding of the Second Amendment or refuse to interpret it properly. The Constitution and the Bill of Rights were written so that the vast majority of people could understand them. They were not written so that only lawyers and judges could understand its contents. Let’s take a look at the full text of the 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.

The words “shall not be infringed” is what is key. The Second Amendment doesn’t say that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed except in certain cases. It doesn’t get anymore clear than this yet Scalia and the majority opinion Justices some how get the impression that the right to bear arms is not unlimited? How can someone make such a statement and be a Supreme Court Justice? This is proof that Scalia and the other Supreme Court Justices in the majority opinion are not competent to hold office and should be removed immediately. The founding fathers were saying that the right to bear arms is an inalienable right. Any regulation of firearms is unconstitutional and the government does not have the authority under the Constitution to dictate who is allowed to bear arms and who doesn’t.

With that said, the Justices in the minority should also be removed from the bench because according to their interpretation they believe that the Second Amendment doesn’t protect the individual’s right to bear arms. This is of course total idiocy.

It becomes even more ridiculous when a so called pro-gun lobby like the National Rifle Association claims that this ruling is a victory for gun owners. How is this ruling good for gun owners? The U.S. Supreme Court incorrectly interpreted the Second Amendment to mean that the right to bear arms can be infringed when the language of the Second Amendment indicates that this is totally false. Clearly, this shows how the NRA is a phony gun rights group. They hail this ruling as a victory when it simply isn’t.

Either way it doesn’t matter. We know what the agenda is and it involves incrementally abolishing the Second Amendment so that the American people can eventually be enslaved to the New World Order. All of the propaganda and lies cannot change the fact that this ruling is contrary to what the Second Amendment says. These Supreme Court Justices should all be removed from the bench for this ruling. It proves that they either can’t read properly or they are corrupt establishment hacks that love being slaves to this coming global dictatorship of evil.

Scalia: Right To Bear Arms Not Unlimited
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080626..QRKaAHvoDGgoXIr0F

Pelosi Says D.C. Could Continue Gun Regulation
http://briefingroom.thehill.com/20..-dc-should-continue-gun-regulation/

 



Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Stays in the Constitution

Supreme Court: 2nd Amendment Stays in the Constitution

Jacob Dawson
One News Now
June 26, 2008

After the Supreme Court decided yesterday that child rapist have more rights than the children they rape. Today, they actually got one right, however, the court did leave some wiggle room for further challenges to the 2nd Amendment. The key sentence that kills the 2nd Amendment is:

“Miller’s holding that the sorts of weapons protected are those “in common use at the time” finds support in the historical tradition of prohibiting the carrying of dangerous and unusual weapons.”

So they are saying that you can only have weapons that are considered “normal”, but my question is who defines what is normal? And “normal” guns in Mississippi are not what are “normal” in New York. So I’ll take this as a temporary win, but James Madison is rolling over in his grave on this one.

 

Residents in the District of Columbia can own handguns.

AP
June 26, 2008

Residents in the District of Columbia can own handguns. The Supreme Court ruled today that Americans have an individual right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, ending the District’s 32-year-old ban on handguns.

The court’s 5-4 decision is the first major ruling on gun rights in U.S. history. The decision went further than even the Bush administration wanted, but probably leaves most gun control laws intact.

Justice Antonin Scalia writes in the majority opinion that the Constitution does not permit “the absolute prohibition of handguns held and used for self-defense in the home.”

He does say the ruling would not affect laws that ban felons and the mentally ill from owning guns or prohibit people from carrying guns in sensitive places like schools and government buildings.

Supreme Court says Americans have right to guns
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jZ..-wD91HS2EO0

Reactions of the Supreme Court ruling
http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2008/06/reaction-suprem.html

 



Police Breaking Into Houses of Flood Victims in Iowa


Government “Strike Teams” Break Into Houses of Flood Victims
Cops break down doors, threaten residents who question them as part of martial law conditioning, authorities prevent people from re-entering their homes

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
June 18, 2008

Shocking footage out of Cedar Rapids Iowa shows cops and government employee “strike teams” breaking into houses of flood victims and threatening anyone who questions their actions in complete violation of the 4th amendment right that protects against unlawful search and seizure. No warrant, no knock home invasions are being carried out on the flimsy pretext of “checking for structural damage” as cops harass and threaten with arrest people who refuse to have their homes ransacked by thugs in uniforms. Cedar Rapids police chief Greg Graham promised residents over the weekend that “Law enforcement officers are not entering homes,” and that firefighters would only enter homes through unlocked doors and windows yet the video clearly shows locked houses being broken in to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONAudPPhum8

People who attempt to gain access to their home before it has been “cleared” by authorities are being apprehended, and those who attempt to drive around police checkpoints that have been set up in the affected areas are arrested at gunpoint.

“Each strike team consisted of six or seven people, including police, firefighters, utilities workers, and city employees,” reports the Iowa Gazette.

Angela Tague, a member of the STAR 1 search and rescue team from Ames, ran into any angry homeowner on E Avenue NW.

“He was saying ’Where do you live?’ and ’How would you like it if someone busted your door open?,” Tague said.

Police Officer Josh Bell later had a heated exchange with the man, and told him that if he didn’t go back inside his house and stop harassing the strike team, he would be escorted out of the area.

The man was visibly agitated about his broken door and pointed at Bell.

“It’s wrong,” the man said, over and over.

So people who are uncomfortable with jackbooted thugs breaking down their door without even knocking and express their distaste for it are to blame for “harassing the strike team”?

Respondents to the You Tube clip and the newspaper article expressed their outrage at the behavior of those in the video tasked with “helping” flood-stricken people yet doing nothing more than intimidating and invading their homes.

“You break down the door of my private residence and when I object you threaten to escort me off my own property. Fine example of police work. Did anyone think to knock first? Thomas Jefferson said that the main reason for citizens to be armed was to protect themselves from tyrannical government. If this isn’t tyranny then I don’t know what is. A man’s home is his castle,” states Steve Delaloye.

“A sad day for America when government thugs abuse the trust of the citizenry like this,” writes one.

“So these cops and fire fighters are part time structural engineers, or what?? What are they inspecting for in the structures? Gas and electric could be shut off at the source, and any spills are so diluted they wont catch fire. The police chief said no police would enter any homes, and what do you know, mr fat ass cop goes piling through the window thinking he’s T.J Hooker. Damn, this is just sad, sad , sad,” adds another.

One Iowa resident expresses her anger that authorities will not let her re-enter her home.

“I sit here with tears streaming down my face. I have been trying to be patient and await to enter my home. Now today, I am told there will be no re-entry’s until further notice. I cannot express how ****ing mad I am. I understand the houses can be unsafe. Just let me at least see my house, so that I can assess if it hit my top floor. I have pictures and memories on my top floor of my deceased mother, all I want to do is rescue those,” she writes.

As we reported in 2005, Hurricane Katrina was exploited by the federal government and used as a martial law drill while victims were abused and treated like rats in a laboratory.

Door to door gun confiscations were ordered and cops ransacked homes and took weapons from multi-million dollar homes which were in the high and dry areas and completely unaffected by the hurricane. In some cases, residents were kicked out of their own homes for no reason.

Outrageous footage showed cops seizing handguns from the home of a grief-stricken old women as they assaulted and punched her in the face.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pejhz81fLsc

Where does the government think it derives the authority from to break into people’s homes whose lives have already been devastated by massive floods on the flimsiest of pretexts?

The 4th amendment states, “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”

Even if there was a legitimate reason to inspect homes, why on earth do they not even bother to knock on the door?

Cops immediately attempt to break in or climb through windows uninvited because this procedure is all about sending a message – when a crisis unfolds we are the bosses and you – the peasants – will yield to our tyranny.

Lawsuits need to be filed immediately by people in Iowa and elsewhere who have had cops invade their homes in complete violation of the 4th amendment and a pretext needs to be set that will put a stop to the government’s routine exploitation of natural disasters as an opportunity to impose martial law measures on needy victims that have already had their lives devastated.

With reports indicating that the Mississippi river is in danger of bursting its banks, the precedent that was set with Hurricane Katrina could be set to advance as government minions and jackbooted thugs across the country lick their lips at the prospect of kicking down more doors and harassing innocent people.

Contact the Iowa ACLU and demand they pressure the authorities to stop these illegal home invasions immediately.

 

Cops Who Arrested Man For Attempting To Re-Enter His Own Home Praised
Police who apprehended Iowan at checkpoint with guns drawn “acted appropriately,” man charged with assault with a deadly weapon, faces 5 years behind bars

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
June 19, 2008

Cops who arrested a man at gunpoint for attempting to re-enter his flood-wrecked home in Cedar Rapids Iowa will not be disciplined and were in fact praised for acting “appropriately” as the man they apprehended was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and faces five years behind bars.

As we reported yesterday, “strike teams” consisting of police, firemen and government employees have been breaking into houses of flood victims and threatening anyone who questions their actions in complete violation of the 4th amendment right that protects against unlawful search and seizure.

No-knock home invasions are being carried out under the flimsy pretext of “checking for structural damage” and residents are being prevented from returning to their own homes whether they want to or not.

Police checkpoints have been set up in the affected areas to block access to streets and homes.

It was at one such checkpoint that Trooper Scott Devereaux and Trooper Paul Gardner were photographed arresting Ricky Blazek, 53, at gunpoint after smashing his window and hauling him out of his pick-up truck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHsr7JzcYiE

Blazek had dared to try and return to his home to check the damage without it first being properly inspected by the government’s friendly “strike teams”.

“The Iowa State Patrol said Wednesday that two state troopers were justified in arresting a Cedar Rapids man who tried to run a checkpoint Monday in an effort to return to his flood-damaged home,” reports the Des Moines Register.

“The State Patrol will not conduct an internal affairs investigation of the incident, state officials said.”

For his trouble, Blazek has now been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon on a peace officer, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Military choppers over Naples for Bush visit
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2008/j..s-visit-obvious-some/

Government Terrorists Terrorize Iowa Homeowners
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=10063

Mississippi River levees break, more at risk
http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSN1346134820080618

Nazi Checkpoints In Iowa Piss Off Homeowners
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeq..qeZ8NtlJASvmwD91BEGSG0

 



NY Police Officer Steals Camera From Journalist

NY Police Officer Steals Camera From Journalist

http://youtube.com/watch?v=fv-k0Yx0_uY

 

UK: Man Who Fell Off Couch Laughing at TV Show Ends Up Pepper Sprayed, Arrested

Fox News

June 11, 2008

A British man who was so amused with BBC1’s “Have I Got News for You” that he fell off his couch in a fit of laughter was not so happy when it got him arrested and pepper sprayed.

Christopher Cocker, 36, collapsed on the floor after laughing at a joke on TV, but his neighbor who heard the thud thought something bad had happened and called the police, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.

According to police, Cocker initially was cooperative but quickly became “aggressive” when asked his name and personal information. Cocker tried to shut his door on the officers, at which point he was pepper sprayed through a crack in the door.

Cocker then was handcuffed, arrested and taken to court, the Daily Mail reported. An unidentified police spokesman told the Mail that, given Cocker’s aggression, they acted appropriately.

“Within the circumstances, we feel we used reasonable force,” the officer told the Mail.

Cocker, of Blackburn, England, eventually pleaded guilty to resisting a police officer and was given a conditional discharge for six months following the May 20 incident, the Mail reported.

Cocker is shocked at the outcome of what he describes as minding his own business.

“I can’t believe it — I was thrown in the back of a police van before being stripped naked and put in a cell,” Cocker told the Mail. “I was handcuffed behind my back and my ankles bound with plastic ties before six of them carried me to the van.”

Cocker told the Mail he never thought he would end up in court for laughing at his favorite comedian.

 

’Baghdad-style’ checkpoints in US capital

Telegraph

June 9, 2008

http://youtube.com/watch?v=LN7MSPDDOas

In a move that critics have compared to the security clampdown in Baghdad, police are stopping motorists travelling through the main thoroughfare of Trinidad, a neighbourhood near the National Arboretum in the city’s northeast section.

Drivers’ identification are checked and those who didn’t have a “legitimate purpose” in the area, such as a church visit or doctor’s appointment, are turned away.

The checkpoints were set up after eight people were killed in the city last weekend.

Read Full Article Here

D.C. Police State: Is Philadelphia Next?
http://www.infowars.com/?p=2607

TSA Nixes Flying Without ID
http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/06/tsa-nixes-flyin.html

War Veteran May Go To Jail After Police Officers Charge Man With Pointing His Finger
http://www.badcopnews.com/20..ax-dollars-at-work/

Indy Star Thinks Martial Law Training Is Good
http://www.indystar.com/apps/p..6090325/1291/OPINION08

Warnings of ’surveillance society’
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/itn/20080608..ociety-dba1618.html

Police Kill Man In Taser Fight
http://www.kpho.com/news/16537593/detail.html

 



Police to Seal Off D.C. Neighborhoods
Police to Seal Off D.C. Neighborhoods

Raw Story
June 4, 2008

Over the last few months, city officials in Washington, DC, have instituted an array of tactics that has civil libertarians fearing the nation’s capital is looking at the Bill of Rights as little more than a suggestion.

The latest proposal from DC’s mayor and police chief would have officers patrolling Soviet-esque checkpoints limiting residents’ ability to travel to and from targeted neighborhoods. The plan was reported Wednesday in The Examiner:

D.C. police will seal off entire neighborhoods, set up checkpoints and kick out strangers under a new program that D.C. officials hope will help them rescue the city from its out-of-control violence. Under an executive order expected to be announced today, police Chief Cathy L. Lanier will have the authority to designate “Neighborhood Safety Zones.” At least six officers will man cordons around those zones and demand identification from people coming in and out of them. Anyone who doesn’t live there, work there or have “legitimate reason” to be there will be sent away or face arrest, documents obtained by The Examiner show.

A city councilman who represents some of the affected neighborhoods — in the District’s northeast quadrant — was cautiously optimistic about the proposal’s potential to “crack down on … open-air drug markets.” But the local lawmaker, Harry Thomas, did express worries about DC “moving towards a police state.”

Local blog DCist mocked the proposal and its defenders.

“Interim Attorney General Peter Nickles actually said that measures of this sort have ’been used in other cities,’” the blog noted. “Which cities are those, Mr. Nickles? Warsaw?”

Libertarian blogger Megan McArdle asked, “Where the hell am I living?”

DC has had a spate of violence recently, and I applaud the police department’s urge to do something. However, this something seems to follow the logic outlined by Bryan Caplan:

1. Something must be done
2. This is something
3. Therefore, this must be done

Crime tears the fabric of society, but so does a government which believes that it may at any time control the movements of its citizens like so many (presumptively suspicious) sheep…

This latest draconian move follows several other recent proposals from DC officials that seemed to look upon individual rights and privacy concerns as little more than afterthoughts.

After outrage from civil liberties and gun-rights groups, DC delayed implementation of one plan that would send police door-to-door in targeted neighborhoods to conduct warrantless searches looking for drugs or guns. The so-called “safe homes” initiative has not been called off, however, so the local ACLU chapter is holding training sessions to educate people of their rights.

Another plan with Orwellian echos has the District creating a 24-hour surveillance network that aims to link together and constantly monitor thousands of closed-circuit video cameras distributed throughout the district.

The neighborhood checkpoint plan is scheduled to go into effect next week in the Trinidad neighborhood in northeast DC, according to the mayors office.

A local law school dean who leads DC’s ACLU chapter called the idea “cockamamie” and ineffective.

“I think they tried this in Russia and it failed,” Shelley Broderick told The Examiner. “It’s just our experience in this city that we always end up targeting poor people and people of color, and we treat the kids coming home from choir practice the same as we treat those kids who are selling drugs.”

 

Barclays uses USA Patriot Act to close British citizens’ accounts
Barclays is closing the bank accounts of British customers, who are working in this country for businesses linked to Iran, to conform with US anti-terror laws.

Telegraph
June 6, 2008

The bank, which has considerable business interests in the US, is using guidelines drawn up under the Patriot Act to target firms which have not broken any laws in the UK.

The development emerged after a letter, which was written to lawyers representing employees of the Iranian-owned Bank Saderat and Melli Bank, was leaked to The Times newspaper.

Both banks have bases in the City of London, they are fully licensed to operate in Britain and are regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

There are Treasury and European Union sanctions in place against Iranian firms but neither of the banks are punished under those rules.

However, they both appear on the US government Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated nationals (SDNs).

The US has accused Melli Bank of links to weapons of mass destruction and described Bank Saderat as a terrorist financier. Both banks deny the allegations strongly.

Read Full Article Here

Calgary Police Brutality against a Black Man

We need your fingerprints if you want to pick up your children,’ nursery tells parents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/n..ant-pick-children-nursery-tells-parents.html

Why are the police using surveillance on journalists?
http://www.pressgazette.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=41307&c=1

Study Secretly Tracks Cell Phone Users
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080..Mzre4Pq21G.Rk24cA

SWAT Tech: New Radar/Antenna Combo Lets LA Cops ‘See Through Walls’
http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=105983

FEMA Trailer Occupant Killed By Police
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200..AggpKsCmNi1I3.Kjn4rj03tH2ocA

Martial Law Excercise in India (June 4-19, 2008 )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOU934hhuEQ

6th-grader warned: Stop wearing pro-life T-shirts
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.printable&pageId=66100

Teenager Tased In School By Police For Not Complying and Showing I.D.
http://infowars.net/articles/june2008/040608Tased.htm

 



Oakland Cops To Search Homes For Guns

Oakland Cops To Search Homes For Guns

Lee Rogers
Rogue Government
April 11, 2008

The establishment is continuing their agenda to destroy the American people’s right to bear arms as is guaranteed in the Second Amendment of the Constitution. According to a report from Bay Area News, Oakland’s City Council’s public safety committee approved a pilot program where Oakland police officers would knock on doors and ask permission to search homes for guns. It now goes to the full council where if approved will mean Oakland Cops will be permitted to go on fishing expeditions requesting people to search their homes without a warrant. What is really sick about this is that they make it sound reasonable citing that they are merely asking people to search their homes before they enter. They also claim that this program is designed only to keep people safe. This is ridiculous as these fishing expeditions are a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment regardless of if they request to enter a person’s home because there is no probable cause for this sort of unreasonable search. This type of unconstitutional gun search program is nothing new as similar programs have recently been implemented in Boston and Washington DC. Other programs have been launched as early as the 1990s using what police call “knock and talk” in cities like St. Louis. There is no doubt that this is a national program designed to socially engineer people to accept unconstitutional gun searches of people’s homes.

Below is a blurb from the Bay Area News report on this unconstitutional gun search program.

A six-month pilot program where Oakland police officers would knock on doors and ask permission to search homes for guns got the green light from the City Council’s public safety committee Tuesday night.

It goes to the full council Tuesday, when the council will meet at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza.

The consent-to-search program, as it is called, is based closely on a similar effort launched in St. Louis in 1994 and on ongoing programs in Boston and Washington, D.C. The idea is simple: To ask parents for permission to search their homes for weapons their children may be hiding.

Under the program, officers would request permission to search homes for guns. Guns would be taken away, but officers would not pursue prosecution unless the weapon was tied to a crime.

The St. Louis effort fizzled after initial success, but Oakland’s Deputy Police Chief David Kozicki said that in Washington, police officers say they cannot keep up with requests from parents to search their homes. Such is the interest in the program, he said.

Councilwoman Patricia Kernighan (Grand Lake-Chinatown), who is on the public safety committee, said she was surprised to hear that and hoped Oakland might see the same results.

“I think it’s worth trying and seeing what the community reaction is,’’ she said. “If it’s embraced as a way to get guns off the street, great. If people don’t want to cooperate, then we don’t continue the program.’’

Other “knock and talk” programs claim that people who consent to having their homes searched will be given amnesty. This is total garbage. If you have several bags of marijuana in your cabinet after you consent to the police searching your home you aren’t going to get amnesty. The police will seize your drugs and then have you arrested.

There have also been other programs in which cash or even gift cards have been offered for guns. This is yet another program designed to socially engineer people into thinking that giving up their guns is a good thing.

If this unconstitutional search program is approved by Oakland’s City Council, all of the people sitting on that council and any police participating in the program should be immediately arrested. These people will have approved and enforced an initiative that is in violation of the Second and Fourth Amendments of the Constitution. The fact that this type of garbage is being considered by useful idiots in positions of power is more proof that this country is going right down the crapper. When will people understand that the government hates you and they do not want to help you? The purpose of the Second Amendment is to ensure that people have the ability to defend themselves when confronted by an unjust and tyrannical government. This is what we are currently faced with today, and it is why the Second Amendment is so important. Unfortunately, if this sort of thing continues, the Second Amendment will soon be no more.

Cops in their own words: We can disarm you under the 2nd Amendment
http://politicalinquirer.com/2008/04/..dment-cops-in-their-own-words/

Feds Spend $3 Million To Shut Down Gun Store
http://www.americanfreepress.net/html/batfe_spends131.html

Oakland cops: Mind if we search your house for guns?
http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_8868701

Florida lawmakers pass take-your-guns-to-work law
http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSN0948339420080409

 



D.C. Cops Plan Random Gun Searches

D.C. Gun Crackdown Meets Community Resistance
Police Ask Residents To Submit To Voluntary Searches Or Be Marked As Suspicious

NBC 4
March 25, 2008

http://youtube.com/watch?v=9Mhf8MO8Dt0

A crackdown on guns is meeting some resistance in the District.

Police are asking residents to submit to voluntary searches in exchange for amnesty under the District’s gun ban. They passed out fliers requesting cooperation on Monday.

CLICK HERE to watch the video.

The program will begin in a couple of weeks in the Washington Highlands neighborhood of southeast Washington and will later expand to other neighborhoods. Officers will go door to door asking residents for permission to search their homes.

Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said the “safe homes initiative” is aimed at residents who want to cooperate with police. She gave the example of parents or grandparents who know or suspect their children have guns in the home.

Community leaders went door to door in Ward 8 Monday to advise residents not to invite police into their homes to search for weapons.

“Bad idea,” said D.C. School Board member William Lockridge. “I think the people should not open your doors under any circumstances, don’t even crack your door, unless someone has a warrant for your arrest.”

Ron Hampton, of the Black Police Officers Association, said he doesn’t expect many in the community to comply.

“This is one of those communities where the police even have problems getting information about crimes that are going on in the community, so to suggest, now, that the police have enough community capital in their hand that the community is going to cooperate with them, I’m not so sure that’s a good idea,” Hampton said.

 

Boston and D.C. Gun Grabbing Schemes Fizzle

Kurt Nimmo
Truth News
March 25, 2008

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1ushPq1xg

It’s not working, much to the displeasure of the Boston cops.

“Boston police officials, surprised by intense opposition from residents, have significantly scaled back and delayed the start of a program that would allow officers to go into people’s homes and search for guns without a warrant,” reports the Boston Globe. “The program, dubbed Safe Homes, was supposed to start in December, but has been delayed at least three times because of misgivings in the community. March 1 was the latest missed start date.”

It should be dubbed homes outside the purview of the Fourth Amendment. But thankfully some residents and community groups have a handle on the scheme, designed to get people accustomed to surrendering their liberty. “One community group has been circulating a petition against the plan. Police officials trying to assuage residents’ fears have been drowned out by criticism at some meetings with residents and elected officials.”

“Police would ask parents or legal guardians for permission to search homes where juveniles ages 17 and under are believed to be holding illegal guns,” the Globe continues. “Police would only enter homes into which they have been invited and, once inside, would only search the rooms of the juveniles.”

It’s not working, much to the displeasure of the Boston cops.

“Boston police officials, surprised by intense opposition from residents, have significantly scaled back and delayed the start of a program that would allow officers to go into people’s homes and search for guns without a warrant,” reports the Boston Globe. “The program, dubbed Safe Homes, was supposed to start in December, but has been delayed at least three times because of misgivings in the community. March 1 was the latest missed start date.”

It should be dubbed homes outside the purview of the Fourth Amendment. But thankfully some residents and community groups have a handle on the scheme, designed to get people accustomed to surrendering their liberty. “One community group has been circulating a petition against the plan. Police officials trying to assuage residents’ fears have been drowned out by criticism at some meetings with residents and elected officials.”

“Police would ask parents or legal guardians for permission to search homes where juveniles ages 17 and under are believed to be holding illegal guns,” the Globe continues. “Police would only enter homes into which they have been invited and, once inside, would only search the rooms of the juveniles.”

Read Full Article Here

DC Gun Searches Part Of U.S. Disarmament Plan
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php? id=7675

Boston Cops Limited In Warrantless Gun Searches
http://www.boston.com/news/local/articl..lice_limit_searches_for_guns/

2nd Amendment Designed To Prevent Despotism
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php? id=7547

 



The Supreme Court Will Ban Your Guns

Media Declares “Victory” For Gun Rights As Second Amendment Is Systematically Destroyed
DC handgun ban case poses grave threat to constitutional rights

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
March 19, 2008

Comments made by justices in an ongoing landmark case, which seeks to address the very meaning of the second amendment, have been heralded as a “victory” for the individual right to bear arms, but in reality the second amendment is being completely eroded altogether.

Individual Right to Bear Arms Wins Favor in Court Argument, the headline from the New York Law Journal, was typical of the media output yesterday after most of the nine Supreme Court justices hinted that the right to bear arms is a “general right.”

However, the case is likely to conclude with the introduction of several new regulations on hand gun ownership at the very least, and, if the government gets its way, a total ban on handguns.

The outcome will set the precedent for gun laws nationwide.

The NY Law Journal writes:

Justice Kennedy’s comments appeared to spell trouble for efforts by the District of Columbia to revive its strict handgun ban, although lawyers for both the Bush administration and gun-rights advocates acknowledged that some lesser regulation of the right would be acceptable.

Counting Justice Kennedy, it appeared that five or more justices were ready to recognize some form of an individual right to keep and bear arms that is only loosely tethered, if at all, to the functioning of militias. What kind of regulation of that individual right will be allowed by those justices is uncertain.

[…]

When the arguments were over, gun-control advocates seemed less pessimistic than before the session began, though they did not predict victory.

Joshua Horwitz, director of the Education Fund to Stop Gun Violence, who filed a brief in the case and watched the arguments, conceded he cannot count five votes for a strictly militia-rights view of the Second Amendment that would allow for almost unlimited regulation of firearms. But he could conceive of five justices adopting an individual-rights view that will mean “a lot of regulations will be OK. The outcome is not necessarily poor for us.”

The case, DC v. Heller, stems from proceedings filed by lawyers for security guard Mr Dick Anthony Heller, which state that the District’s categorical restrictions are so broad that they cannot comply with the Second Amendment’s protection of the right to bear arms.

An amicus curiae brief filed by U.S Solicitor General Paul D. Clement, on behalf of the Bush administration and the government, says that federal gun control measures should not be limited and proposes that a court may determine that a full scale ban on almost all self-defense firearms may be upheld as constitutional if it constitutes a “reasonable” restriction of constitutional rights.

Lawyer Alan Gura, opposing the law and representing Mr Heller said “We have here a ban on all guns for all people in all homes at all times in the nation’s capital.”

Read the transcript of yesterday’s argument.

Read briefs in D.C. v. Heller.

Advocates of the ban and the representatives of the District of Columbia have attempted to argue that the history and context of the second amendment applies to the rights of militias and not to individuals.

However, there are thousands of quotes from the founding fathers that pour water on this weak argument. The founders said over and over that when a government seeks to take away individual weapons it constitutes tyranny and that government must be removed.

Here are a few choice quotes:

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
— Thomas Jefferson to Peter Carr, 1785. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, (Memorial Edition) Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.

We established however some, although not all its [self-government] important principles . The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent, (as in electing their functionaries executive and legislative, and deciding by a jury of themselves, in all judiciary cases in which any fact is involved,) or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed;
—Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. Memorial Edition 16:45, Lipscomb and Bergh, editors.

No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
—Thomas Jefferson: Draft Virginia Constitution, 1776.

[The Constitution preserves] the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation…(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
—James Madison,The Federalist Papers, No. 46.

To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, countries or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws.
—John Adams, A Defence of the Constitutions of the United States 475 (1787-1788)

Furthermore, even if you argue that the second amendment applies to militias, the very definition of the militia, according to the founders and their contemporaries, is THE PEOPLE:

Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American…[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.
—Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.
—Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (Philadelphia 1787).

Last month a majority of the Senate and more than half of the members of the House issued a brief in which they urged the Supreme Court to uphold it’s previous ruling that the District’s handgun ban violates the second amendment.

The brief asked the Supreme Court to uphold the lower courts decision and allow the precedent of applying a stricter standard of review for gun control cases to stand.

In a separate letter, other representatives, including Congressman Ron Paul, called for the Clement/Bush administration brief to be withdrawn as it sets a precedent for further erosion of individuals’ Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.

Citing Constitutional concerns the letter stated:

“If the Supreme Court finds that the D.C. gun ban is a “reasonable” limitation of Second Amendment rights, the Court could create a dangerous precedent for the nation in the future. Such a decision could open the door to further regulation on American citizens’ Second Amendment rights on a large scale.”

Essentially the government is saying “You have the right to bear arms, unless we say so.”

Where there is individual ownership of weapons there is liberty, where there is not there is tyranny because powerful organizations and governments will have a monopoly on it. The latest developments in this case are not a “victory” for the second amendment, on the contrary, they constitute its very undoing.

Gun Control Advocate: Make gun-makers liable for homicides
http://www.physorg.com/news125077084.html

New Bill to Register Ammunition
http://www.usavsus.info/US-AmmoRegistr.htm

If Courts Can Gut Second Amendment…
http://www.rense.com/general81/gut.htm

Good News or Bad? Local Gun Shop Jammed w/ Buyers
http://www.wakeupfromyourslumber.com/node/6078

Supreme Court To Rule On 2nd Amendment
http://www.washingto..ticle/2008/03/15/AR2008031502358_pf.html

 



Drugs & Gun Free Zones Again The Cocktail For A Killer


Psychotropic Drugs & Gun Free Zones Again The Cocktail For A Killer

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
February 16, 2008

As the media prepares to launch another blitz of gun control propaganda in the wake of the Northern Illinois University shootings, it’s no surprise to learn that killer Steven Kazmierczak had been taking psychotropic drugs and that the campus was a victim disarmament zone – the two major factors which always breed this kind of tragedy.

Columbine shooters Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, as well as 15-year-old Kip Kinkel, the Oregon killer who gunned down his parents and classmates, and Cho Seung Hui, the Virginia Tech killer, were all on psychotropic drugs. Scientific studies proving that prozac encourages suicidal tendencies and psychopathic behavior in young people are voluminous and span back nearly a decade.

Jeff Weise, the Red Lake High School killer was on prozac, “Unabomber” Ted Kaczinski, Michael McDermott, John Hinckley, Jr., Byran Uyesugi, Mark David Chapman and Charles Carl Roberts IV, the Amish school killer, were all on SSRI psychotropic drugs.

The press has tried to spin the fact that Kazmierczak was known to be on the same drugs by pushing the line that he was off his medication. Whether as a result of side-effects or during actual use, psychotropic drugs are admitted to increase psychopathic behavior in young people, read any bottle of prozac and you will see this fact freely admitted.

Gun free campus zones, as was the case again at Northern Illinois University, contribute only to ensuring victim disarmament and a friendly environment for the killer to conduct his rampage unopposed.

The media automatically blame the second amendment whenever a school shooting takes place, but when law-abiding people are allowed to own guns, the fatality toll is always reduced, as was the case at Virginia Appalachian School of Law, where Peter Odighizuwa shot three people dead before other students were able to retrieve guns from their cars and put an end to the carnage before there was more bloodshed.

85% of Americans support the right of a principle or a teacher to have instant access to a safely stored firearm in order to defend the lives of students and prevent a school massacre, but a drive is already underway to disarm more victims and grease the skids for more horrors similar to what unfolded on Thursday.

Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago has already seized on the tragedy for the political purposes of pushing gun control, asserting Friday that the incident provides the latest evidence gun control legislation is needed.

The shootings coincide with an imminent Supreme Court decision on whether or not to overturn the handgun ban in Washington DC, a case that could set the precedent for other cities with strict gun control. Many in the past have noted that school shootings almost always closely precede important legislative gun control cases.

Before serving in the Army for six months, Kazmierczak intended to build a career in the criminal justice system.

“I really believe in the cliche now that the further I go in college, the less I realize I know about a multitude of subjects,” he wrote. “All I know is I want to work in the [criminal justice system] in some capacity; as a social worker or as an overly litigious advocate of prisoners,” said Kazmierczak.

Corporate Media Begins Gun Control Mantra
http://www.infowars.com/?p=288

Another Massacre At A “Gun Free Zone” College Campus
http://www.kxmb.com/News/Nation/209747.asp

UK: Schools Get Knife Detectors
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/..ticle_id=514719&in_page_id=1770

Nugent: Gun-free zones are recipe for disaster
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/19/commentary.nugent/index.html

Legislators jump on gun control issue
http://www.sj-r.com/index.asp

Daley says NIU shootings underscore need for gun control
http://newsblogs.chicagotribune.com/clout_st/2008/02/daley-says-niu.html

 



Police set to search for guns at homes

Police set to search for guns at homes

The Boston Globe
February 8, 2008

As Boston police prepare to go into some of the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods, knock on doors of private houses, and ask if they can search for illegal guns without a warrant, officials are trying to pitch the idea of the plan as friendly cooperation to residents who still see it as a threatening intrusion.
more stories like this

A friendly looking logo – a drawing of a house surrounded by the sun – adorns the brochure police have drafted to explain and promote the initiative, “Safe Homes.” Photos of officers playing baseball with children and chatting with teenagers dot the pamphlet. Twice, police have taken calls from listeners on a black radio station in Roxbury.

By the time they start going door to door next month, police hope they will have reassured clergy, neighborhood leaders, and parents who still see the program as a way to violate the privacy of residents in neighborhoods with a large population of minority-group members and and immigrants.

“There is a big trust issue,” said Deputy Superintendent Gary French, who will oversee the Safe Homes program. “I think a lot of people think there’s going to be some kind of behind-the-scenes hook to this, and there really isn’t. The reality of it is it’s strictly a program aimed at getting guns out of the hands of juveniles.”

Police plan to search for weapons in four Dorchester and Roxbury neighborhoods by late February or early March. Relying on the tips from schools, community organizations, and parents, they will look in the rooms of any children whose parents or guardians give consent to the search, French said. (The program does not apply to anyone over 18, because they are legally adults and parents can no longer give consent to a search of their rooms.)

Read Full Article Here

 

How Teenage Rebellion Has Become a Mental Illness
Big pharma has some new customers. Not complying with authority is now, in many cases, labeled a disease.

Alternet
January 28, 2008

For a generation now, disruptive young Americans who rebel against authority figures have been increasingly diagnosed with mental illnesses and medicated with psychiatric (psychotropic) drugs.

Disruptive young people who are medicated with Ritalin, Adderall and other amphetamines routinely report that these drugs make them “care less” about their boredom, resentments and other negative emotions, thus making them more compliant and manageable. And so-called atypical antipsychotics such as Risperdal and Zyprexa — powerful tranquilizing drugs — are increasingly prescribed to disruptive young Americans, even though in most cases they are not displaying any psychotic symptoms.

Many talk show hosts think I’m kidding when I mention oppositional defiant disorder (ODD). After I assure them that ODD is in fact an official mental illness — an increasingly popular diagnosis for children and teenagers — they often guess that ODD is simply a new term for juvenile delinquency. But that is not the case.

Young people diagnosed with ODD, by definition, are doing nothing illegal (illegal behaviors are a symptom of another mental illness called conduct disorder). In 1980, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) created oppositional defiant disorder, defining it as “a pattern of negativistic, hostile and defiant behavior.” The official symptoms of ODD include “often actively defies or refuses to comply with adult requests or rules” and “often argues with adults.” While ODD-diagnosed young people are obnoxious with adults they don’t respect, these kids can be a delight with adults they do respect; yet many of them are medicated with psychotropic drugs.

An even more common reaction to oppressive authorities than overt defiance is some type of passive defiance.

Read Full Article Here

Police launch dawn raid on boy of 12 ‘over school fight’
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/page..d=513478&in_page_id=1770

Tasered in his own neighborhood
http://www.times-standard.com/letters/ci_8193292

Civilian Auxiliaries as Police Officers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHGdK4-L_5Q

 



U.S. Troops Asked If They Would Shoot American Citizens

U.S. Troops Asked If They Would Shoot American Citizens
Iraq vet exposes how he was trained to round up Americans in martial law exercise, asked if he would kill his own friends and family

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
February 4th, 2008

U.S. troops are being trained to conduct round-ups, confiscate guns and shoot American citizens, including their own friends and family members, as part of a long-standing program to prepare for the declaration of martial law, according to a soldier who recently returned from Iraq.

We received an e mail from “Scott”, a member of a pipefitters union that runs an apprenticeship program called Helmets To Hard Hats, which according to its website, “Is a national program that connects National Guard, Reserve and transitioning active-duty military members with quality career training and employment opportunities within the construction industry.”

Scott writes that his company hired a soldier who had recently returned from Iraq, who told him that U.S. troops were being quizzed on whether or not they would be prepared to shoot their own friends and family members during a national state of emergency in America.

“I have become very close to this young man and have gained his respect and trust,” writes Scott. “I want you to know that he informed me about one particular training exercise his superiors made them perform. It was concerning the rounding up of American citizens that disobey any type of martial law or in other words any type of infringement on our freedoms.”

“He was asked if he could shoot his friends or family members if ordered to do so. At the time he said he could,” writes Scott.

Scott says that the soldier later “had time to clear his head” and realize the truth, recanting his vow to kill his own countrymen if ordered to do so.

Read Full Article Here

 



Neocons: 2nd Amendment Has Restrictions

Neocons: 2nd Amendment Has Restrictions

Kurt Nimmo
Truth News
January 15, 2008

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In Bushzarro world, up is down, black is white, and the Second Amendment permits the government to make firearm possession illegal.

“Since ‘unrestricted’ private ownership of guns clearly threatens the public safety, the 2nd Amendment can be interpreted to allow a variety of gun restrictions, according to the Bush administration,” reports . “The argument was delivered by U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement in a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the ongoing arguments over the legality of a District of Columbia ban on handguns in homes, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.”

Clement was an understudy of the neocon Laurence H. Silberman, a federal judge appointed co-chair of the Iraq Intelligence Commission — the official excuse making body designated to minimize the impact of neocon lies about Iraq — and the reactionary Supreme Antonin Scalia, a member of the Federalist Society, a fascist club aligned with the American Enterprise Institute, the CIA asset Richard Mellon Scaife, and a smattering of neocons, including Bill Kristol, the latest edition to the “liberal” New York Times. “Clement clerked for Associate Justice Antonin Scalia and worked as chief counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism and Property Rights. He joined the Department of Justice in 2001 and moved into his current position in 2005.”

“Clement is the Bush administration’s chief lawyer before the court, and submitted the arguments in the case that is to determine whether the D.C. limit is constitutional. He said the 2nd Amendment, ‘protects an individual right to possess firearms, including for private purposes unrelated to militia operations,’ and noted the D.C. ban probably goes too far,” WorldNetDaily continues.

However, Clement argues that nothing “in the 2nd Amendment properly understood… calls for invalidation of the numerous federal laws regulating firearms.” In other words, according to Clement and the neocons, you have a right to possess firearms under the Constitution while at the same time the government has the right to make possession of firearms illegal. In Bushzarro world, up is down, black is white, and Orwellian doublethink – the ability to hold two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously – rules the day.

It should come as no surprise the neocons are gun-grabbers while at the same time claiming to be conservatives. “Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” the neocon sock puppet Bush told Republican Congressional leaders back in 2005 when some of them complained about the USA Patriot Act. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Neocon guru Leo Strauss “abhorred liberal democracy,” not the modern version of lefty liberalism, but classic liberalism, i.e., natural rights of the sort at the bedrock of the Constitution. He engendered this hatred of individual rights in his followers, including Allan Bloom, Henry Jaffa, Irving Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, and many others, a handful now at the very pinnacle of power and pulling Bush’s strings. Strauss’ vision was of “a hierarchical society based on natural inequalities and welded together with the fanatical devotion state religion engenders,” writes Michael Doliner.

Strauss’s political program is designed to counter the ills of liberalism. He believed in, and proposed, a state religion as a way of reviving absolutes, countering free thought, and enforcing a cohesive unity. Strauss argued against a society containing a multiplicity of coexisting religions and goals, which would break the society apart. He thought that ordinary people should not be exposed to reason. To rely on reason is to look into the abyss, for reason provided no comforting absolutes to shield one against the blank sky. Strauss opposed not reason itself, but reason stripped of its secrecy. Reason is for the few, not the many. The Enlightenment, the exposing of reason, was the beginning of the disaster. A reliance on reason, as opposed to religion, produced “modernity” which is nothing more than nihilism made political.

Jeffrey Steinberg expands on this:

The hallmark of Strauss’ approach to philosophy was his hatred of the modern world, his belief in a totalitarian system, run by “philosophers,” who rejected all universal principles of natural law, but saw their mission as absolute rulers, who lied and deceived a foolish “populist” mass, and used both religion and politics as a means of disseminating myths that kept the general population in clueless servitude. For Strauss and all of his protégés (Strauss personally had 100 Ph.D. students, and the “Straussians” now dominate most university political science and philosophy departments), the greatest object of hatred was the United States itself, which they viewed as nothing better than a weak, pathetic replay of “liberal democratic” Weimar Germany.

It stands to reason, then, that the hated, resented, and feared masses should be stripped of all rights, including the bedrock right promised by the Second Amendment, as they may eventually come to their senses, abandon Faux News and propaganda catapulted, storm the castle, and bring the warmongering and liberty hating protégés of Strauss to justice.

As Hitler, Mao, and Stalin realized — in fact as all dictators and tyrants understand — in order to run roughshod over the people and enslave them, you have to disarm them first and foremost.

It is the job of U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement to begin this process.

Public ‘threatened’ by private-firearms ownership
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=59674

Bush Administration Backs Gun Control
http://noworldsystem.com/..tration-backs-gun-control/

 



Bush Administration Backs Gun Control

Bush Administration Backs Gun Control

David G. Savage
LA Times
January 14, 2008

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In their legal battle over gun ownership and the 2nd Amendment, gun- control advocates never expected to get a boost from the Bush administration.

But that’s just what happened when U.S. Solicitor General Paul D. Clement urged the Supreme Court in a brief Friday to say that gun rights are limited and subject to “reasonable regulation” by the government and that all federal restrictions on firearms should be upheld.

Reasonable regulations include the federal ban on machine guns and other “particularly dangerous types of firearms,” he said in the brief. Moreover, the government forbids gun possession by felons, drug users, “mental defectives” and people subject to restraining orders, he said.

“Given the unquestionable threat to public safety that unrestricted private firearm possession would entail, various categories of firearm-related regulation are permitted by the 2nd Amendment,” Clement said. He filed the brief in a closely watched case involving Washington, D.C.’s ban on keeping handguns at home for self-defense.

The head of a gun-control group said he was pleasantly surprised by the solicitor general’s stand.

Paul Helmke, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Handgun Violence, said he saluted the administration for recognizing a need for limits on gun rights.

Alan Gura, a key gun-rights advocate who is leading the challenge to the District of Columbia’s gun law, expressed disappointment at the administration’s position. He said he was troubled that Clement advised the justices to send the case back for further hearings in a lower court.

“We are not happy. We are very disappointed the administration is hostile to individual rights. This is definitely hostile to our position,” Gura said.

This year, for the first time, the court is expected to rule squarely on whether the 2nd Amendment gives individuals a right to have a gun despite laws or ordinances restricting firearms.

In the past, this amendment has sometimes been read as protecting only state militias. It says: “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.”

Read Full Article Here

Bush Kills Second Amendment for Veterans
http://www.latimes.com/news…story?coll=la-home-center

NRA Helps To Destroy The 2nd Amendment
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=5590

 



Bush Kills Second Amendment for Veterans

Bush Kills Second Amendment for Veterans

LA Times
January 9, 2008

A rare piece of gun legislation finds the National Rifle Association and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence on the same side, and President Bush signed such a bill Tuesday.

The measure, Congress’ response to last year’s Virginia Tech shootings, is the first significant federal legislation in years aimed at tightening gun laws. It seeks to expand the federal database used to screen gun buyers to include the estimated 2 million-plus people, including felons and mentally ill individuals, who are ineligible to buy firearms.

Read Full Article Here

NRA Helps To Destroy The 2nd Amendment
http://www.roguegovernment.com/news.php?id=5590

 



NRA Helps To Destroy The 2nd Amendment

NRA Helps To Destroy The 2nd Amendment

Lee Rogers
Rogue Government
December 20, 2007

The U.S. Senate recently approved by voice vote a draconian piece of gun control legislation that will add mentally defective people to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The legislation which was already approved by the U.S. House of Representatives now will get sent to George W. Bush where he will likely sign the bill into law. The bill was proposed in response to the Virginia Tech rampage killing in which 32 people were killed by a deranged individual with a history of psychotropic drug use. The legislation will effectively disarm people who the government declares to be mentally defective. The legislation provides no exemptions for military veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or people diagnosed with bogus metal disorders based off of junk science. People are allowed to protest their status as a government declared mental defective through a government proceeding. However, this means that individuals are guilty until proven innocent if they are caught wrongly in the system. The most disgusting part about this whole situation is the fact that the National Rifle Association (NRA) a so called pro second amendment lobbying group supported this legislation. The NRA has shown with their actions that they are actually a gun control lobby instead of a pro second amendment lobby. All gun owners who are affiliated with the NRA should choose to end their association with this fraudulent pro second amendment lobby.

Mentally ill individuals have been forbidden from owning firearms for awhile now but states lacked the funding to integrate these people into the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. This legislation provides the funding to give the government a mechanism to include mentally ill individuals into the system. Although the establishment cronies are selling this legislation as a reasonable step to keep everyone safe, it should be noted that this is a complete lie. Making it more difficult for people to own firearms does not help keep the public safe. Countries with draconian gun bans like the United Kingdom and Austrailia have seen a dramatic increase in crime as a result of their policies. The reason being, is that if you disarm the law abiding citizens the only people who will be armed will be criminals and government officials. Police can’t be everywhere to stop all crimes, therefore an individual given the right to defend themselves can take action on their own to prevent crime without intervention from the police.

The legislation does not provide exemptions for military veterans returning from the Middle East who have been diganosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. As a result, military veterans could end up getting caught in this system unable to purchase a gun. The human body is not meant to sustain multiple combat tours in life threatening situations and this has given rise to the number of veterans who are being diagnosed with this disorder. Soldiers are being sent over to Iraq on third, fourth and even in some cases fifth tours which has contributed to this. What all of this means is that individuals with military experience will be less likely to obtain guns which will limit people with in-house operational experience within the military to effectively rebel against the system.

Amazingly, the U.S. Senate approved this horrific gun control legislation by voice vote. Clearly, these people are too cowardly to put their name on the record stating that they actually voted for this legislation. This is proof that the establishment hates the freedoms provided to the people by the Constitution and are willing to do whatever it takes to destroy them. The Congress should be talking about eliminating the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, not passing legislation making it more powerful.

Even more ridiculous is that the NRA actually supported this legislation. What sort of pro second amendment lobby is the NRA if they openly support legislation that will give the government additional powers as to who can and cannot own a firearm? What sort of pro second amendment lobby is the NRA if they openly support legislation that will give the government powers to maintain a list of people saying they are guilty of being a mental defective forcing people to prove their innocence? Amazingly, opposition to the bill was removed after they agreed to allow people to challenge their mental defective status if they find themselves on a list. Considering the ineffective and bureaucratic mess the Federal government is, it will no doubt take a considerable amount of money and time to remove your name from this government list of mental defectives if you happen to find your name on the list. New disorders and illnesses are continually being invented based off of junk science which by fiat is expanding the number of people who are being given the mental defective label. It is hard to believe that the NRA thinks that this bill represents common sense when it is anything but.

In the Soviet Union the Communists used psychiatrists to label political opponents and anti-establishment intellectuals as mentally ill in order to lock them up in mental institutions. When the state starts labeling people as mental defectives in order to enfringe upon people’s rights, that opens up pandora’s box. What’s frightening about this is that the definition of a mental defective appears to be entirely vague. The government could at one point take the Soviet Union philosophy of labeling political opponents with a mental illness because they disagree with the government’s policies.

This legislation also opens up the door for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives which in the past decade has grown substantially in size. The ATF will be the agency used by the government to enforce the insane policies set forth in this legislation. With these additional policies, they will no doubt use the additional personnel and resources that they now have at their disposal.

There is no question that without the NRA’s support this legislation would not have passed. The NRA has now proven themselves without question to be a pro gun control lobby and an enemy of the second amendment. The legislation which has now been approved in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate will now be sent to George W. Bush where he will likely sign the legislation into law. The supreme court is also set to make a historic ruling on the second amendment pertaining to the lower court ruling which overturned the Washington DC gun ban. Considering what happened here with this legislation, we may unfortunately see the supreme court rule against the second amendment as well. The second amendment is being shredded into a million pieces and it is time people start getting mad at these criminal traitors in Congress for continuing their agenda of destroying the Bill of Rights.

How Many More Will Die in ‘Gun-Free’ Zones Before the Media Start Asking Why?
http://mydiscountstation.com/blog/?p=207

Gun Owners Group Condemns “Treacherous” Passage Of Anti-Second Amendment Legislation
http://infowars.net/articles/december2007/211207Zelman.htm

Gun Owners Get Stabbed In The Back — Veterans Disarmament Act on its way to the President
http://www.gunowners.org/a122007.htm

Gun Owners of America Summary of Gun Control
http://www.freemarketnews.com/WorldNews.asp?nid=52811

Congress Slams Second Amendment
http://afp.google.com/art…R3u4k7KDnXmHNXPzo-Q

 



Senate Passes Gun Control Bill

Senate Passes Gun Control Bill

Reuters
December 19, 2007

Congress, prodded by the deadliest shooting rampage in modern American history, passed legislation on Wednesday designed to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.

Without objection, the Senate and House of Representatives approved the measure, which would bolster background checks for gun buyers, and sent it to President George W. Bush to sign.

The measure would be the first major new gun-control law in more than a decade. It was drafted after a deranged gunman killed himself and 32 others in April at Virginia Tech university.

The product of months of talks, the bill was finally agreed to as lawmakers prepared to wrap up their work for the year and head home for the holidays.

“Together, we have crafted a bill that will prevent gun violence, but maintain the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens” to bear arms, said Democratic Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York, a chief sponsor of the bill. Her husband was killed and son injured in 1993 when a gunman opened fire on a train.

The 4 million-member National Rifle Association, which has helped stop numerous gun-control bills as one of the nation’s most powerful pro-gun lobbying groups, backed this one.

“This is good public policy,” said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.

Americans are among the world’s most heavily armed people, and the country has one of the world’s highest murder rates.

There are an estimated 250 million privately owned guns in the United States, which has a population of about 300 million. About 30,000 people a year die from gun wounds.

Congress has long been reluctant to tackle the politically explosive issue of gun control. But it did so after it was disclosed that the Virginia Tech gunman had once been deemed by a judge to be dangerous and the information never reached a background check system for gun buyers.

The legislation would provide financial incentives for states to provide mental health and criminal records to a database used for federal background checks on gun buyers.

UPDATING DATABASE

The 1968 Gun Control Act prohibits anyone found by a court to be “a mental defective” from possessing a gun. It also bars felons, fugitives, drug addicts and wife beaters.

But because of state privacy laws and fiscal restraints, most states have failed to fully report such records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

McCarthy said: “Today, we are one step closer to making sure the National Instant Background Check System does what it was it was designed to do — keep guns out of the hands of convicted felons, individuals subjected to restraining orders, those charged with domestic violence and individuals deemed mentally ill by a court of law.”

The House initially passed such a bill in June. But the Senate refused to go along with it until a few changes were made. One would require the government to pay legal fees if a person who claims to have been wrongly listed in the background system wins an appeal.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat and a sponsor of the bill, said: “Nothing can bring back the lives tragically lost at Virginia Tech, and no legislation can be a panacea, but the bill we pass today will begin to repair and restore our faith in the NICS system and may help prevent similar tragedies in the future.”

AP Report On Gun Control Bill Passage
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uslatest/story/0,,-7166091,00.html

Media In Japan Calls For Gun Control
http://afp.google.com/article/AL….L_ZAPLkW-ZoPw

UK gun crime up more than 20% since handguns were banned 10 years ago
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article3255689.ece

 



UK: Gun Crimes up 20% Since Guns Were Banned
December 18, 2007, 10:45 am
Filed under: anti gun, Gun Control, United Kingdom

UK gun crime up more than 20% since handguns were banned 10 years ago

The Independent
December 16, 2007

Three people are shot every day in England alone, and one in 10 of them is a child, according to figures seen by The Independent on Sunday. Nina Lakhani and Jonathan Owen report on the lives that have been ended or blighted by the growing gun problem in our cities

The number of people treated for gunshot wounds has reached a three-year high – and more than one in 10 of the victims are under the age of 14 – prompting fears that Britain is in the grip of an escalating problem.

The figures reveal the stark truth about the battle against gun crime taking place in many of Britain’s major cities. A total of 958 victims were admitted to hospital in England alone for gunshot injuries in 2006/07, according to official statistics seen by The Independent on Sunday. This was 10 per cent more than the previous year and an increase of 20 per cent on 1998/99, when records were first collected.

Read Full Article Here

 



Russert on Romney’s Gun-Control Record

Russert on Romney’s Gun-Control Record

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pcDA9sZES0

Russert to Romney: Are You A Flip-Flopper?
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com…ney-are-you-a-flip-flopper/

Romney utilized shell companies in two offshore tax havens to help eligible investors avoid paying U.S. taxes
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld…-home-center

 



Boston: Police Go Door To Door For Guns

Boston: Police Go Door To Door For Guns

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdPH-MDqtlY

Supreme Court To Hear DC Gun Ban Case
http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=3892323

Supremes to Decide if Second Amendment Means What It Says
http://www.truthnews.us/?p=910

 



Supreme Court To Hear DC Gun Ban Case

Supreme Court To Hear DC Gun Ban Case

ABC News
November 20, 2007

In a decision that could affect gun control laws across the nation, the Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to carry a gun.

It has been 70 years since the high court has focused on the meaning of the words “right to bear arms” in the Second Amendment and the case is sure to ignite cultural battles across the country.

The Supreme Court agreed to step in because the issue has caused a deep split in the lower courts. While a majority of courts have said that the right to bear arms refers in connection to service in a state militia, two federal courts have said the amendment protects an individual’s right to keep a gun.

One of those courts, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, went as far as striking down a decade-long ban on the private ownership of handguns in the District of Columbia. It is this case the court has agreed to consider.

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty brought the case to the Supreme Court in an effort to save the district’s gun ban — one of the strictest in the nation — that went into effect in 1976. Fenty argues, “Whatever right the Second Amendment guarantees, it does not require the district to stand by while its citizens die.”

The mayor is concerned that if the gun ban is overturned, there will be even more handguns available in the streets. “The District of Columbia has too many handguns,” Fenty said.

In court papers his lawyers argue, “handguns are the weapon most likely to be used in a street crime. Although only a third of the Nation’s firearms are handguns, they are responsible for far more killings, woundings and crimes than all other types of firearms combined.”

The law banned residents from owning a handgun unless they already had a permit.

D.C. residents like Shelly Parker sued the city saying she had a constitutional right to protect herself. Parker says she wants a gun because, “it acts as a deterrent to the criminals to me.”

On March 9, 2007, the U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. ruled in favor of the residents. In a 2-1 ruling, the appeals court said the Constitution’s Second Amendment protects a person’s right to own a gun ( see Federal Court Strikes Down D.C. Gun Ban).

The district will argue that the Second Amendment does not prevent the city from enacting reasonable regulations to limit gun possessions in order to protect residents.

The petition raises one question, “whether the Second Amendment forbids the District of Columbia from banning private possession of handguns while allowing possession of rifles and shotguns.”

Lawyers for the district say that question could allow the justices to narrowly decide the case by saying D.C. law already gives residents the ability to protect themselves with other types of weapons.

The mayor and D.C. Attorney General Linda Singer believe the gun ban will stay in place.

“We would not have filed this with the Supreme Court if we did not think we would win,” Singer told ABC News.

But lawyers opposing the gun ban argue in court papers that the city’s efforts to fight crime are falling short. They write, “the city consistently fights to secure its right to stand by while its citizens are victimized by crime.”

Gun control advocates worry that the court’s action will embolden gun right’s advocates. Dennis A. Henigan of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun violence argues that, “The whole purpose of the litigation is to achieve a Supreme Court precedent that they will use to attack many other laws.”

Henigan said, “this will inspire years and years of litigation and undercut the network of gun laws.”

The case should be heard early next year. For now, the D.C. gun ban stays in effect.

Supremes to Decide if Second Amendment Means What It Says
http://www.truthnews.us/?p=910