Hey, leftists, the United States Constitution is not a tool to be bent as you please to further your ideological agenda.
As Written By Allen B. West:
It’s just not that hard to comprehend:
The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution reads: “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.”
Let me clue the progressive leftists and gun control nut cases in on something:
“The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.”
– Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824
“To disarm the people…[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them.”
– George Mason, referencing advice given to the British Parliament by Pennsylvania governor Sir William Keith, The Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adooption of the Federal Constitution, June 14, 1788
“I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.”
– George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788
So what part of this does the progressive socialist left not understand? How much more simple could it be for those who claim to be so very smart? And what’s disconcerting to me is that there is only one Constitutional right it seems folks believe they do not have to honor…to follow, to allow.
As reported by Fox News:
Mike Coombs feels like he is in the crosshairs of Seattle lawmakers, who this year implemented a special tax on the guns and ammo his Fourth Avenue store has sold for more than 40 years.
On January 1 Seattle began imposing a $25 tax on every gun and a 5-cent tax on every round sold within city limits. The stated objective was to raise up to $500,000 per year to fund programs to prevent gun violence. But Coombs claims the real effect is to kill his business, and a gun rights legal foundation is battling the city for figures it believes will show the law was never about taking in revenue.
“What they’re trying to do is get gun stores out of the city,” said Coombs, 48, whose Outdoor Emporium store operates in the shadow of Safeco Field and boasts of having “the largest selection of outdoor related products at affordable everyday warehouse pricing.”
Longtime customers have told Coombs they simply go outside the city now to buy firearms and ammunition rather than pay the tax, which he blames for the layoffs of two workers so far this year. Precise Shooter, a smaller gun shop in Seattle, moved 16 miles outside of the city to Lynnwood on the day the tax took effect.
“We feel that, basically, a crackpot politician was trying to buttress his ‘progressive’ credentials and we got run over,” owner Sergey Solyanik told MyNorthwest.com.
Solyanik was referring to Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess, who drafted the law providing for the so-called “gun violence tax.” The City Budget Office estimated the gun violence tax would collect between $300,000 to $500,000 a year, which Burgess said would fund gun violence prevention programs and medical research.
In my new position as a member of the National Rifle Association Board of Directors, it’s my mission to expose these clear infringements on the Second Amendment. These progressive socialists like Mr. Burgess think themselves very slick coming up with this measure. It truly reminds me of the British and the means by which they used taxation as a punitive measure to modify and alter behavior. This is why I refer to the modern day liberal progressives as the new Redcoats. They use taxation as a weapon of mass destruction in order to achieve their desired ends — ala individual mandate tax in Obamacare.
But this is without a doubt the most insidious and nefarious of all tax…..
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