Friday, January 17, 2014

2nd Amendment: Constitutional Concealed Carry Permit

Over at SHTFPlan, there's an interesting article which pretty much says what I've believed all along.
It specifically addresses the recent stop of a registered CCW permit holder in Maryland, who had actually left his gun in his safe in his home in Florida.

There is only one solution to this problem folks — it’s none of the government’s damned business if you’re carrying a weapon or not. It’s none of the government’s damned business right up until you do something unlawful with it, at which point it becomes both reasonable and appropriate to search, arrest, charge, whatever — for the unlawful act.
But the bottom line here is that the fact that this individual registered his ownership and intent to carry for personal protection of himself and his family in the places where it is lawful to do so with the government meant that he was unlawfully stopped, detained and searched by a ****head who has faced no penalty for the violation of his Constitutional right to be left alone absent evidence of, or probable cause to suspect, actual unlawful activity.
The only solution to this is Constitutional Carry. That is, you have the right under the 2nd Amendment to carry, either openly or concealed, a firearm without applying for any sort of permit or asking for permission from the government first.
It is only if and when you commit a crime with a weapon present and in some way related to the offense that the government gains the ability to intervene in yourpersonal decision to not be a victim and protect both yourself and others near you, most-particularly your family.
There is no means to solve this problem any other way, as despite whatever sanctions Florida may apply to its peace officers for abusive acts of this sort the very act of registration exposes you to abuses by other political subdivisions in the United States.
Therefore, the only means of stopping this crap is in fact to get rid of any such requirement of registration — period.
We’ll repeat that again in case you missed it: The only solution to this is Constitutional Carry. (Source)

And here's my reasoning on this. More crimes of violence, muggings, being held up on the street, domestic violence, are perpetrated with a knife or blunt object. They are usually more available, and individuals who by virtue of our skewed society were raised in violence and hate, and would use a weapon in an action against the rights of others, have easy access to them.

I myself carry more than one knife on me at all times. And if you count the fold out with spring assisted open, (not a switchblade, those are "illegal"...) in my front pants pocket as being "concealed", then I CCW every day, all day, EVERYWHERE I go, with the exception of boarding a plane or in a courthouse. But I usually leave my knife with the guard at the door when I enter a courthouse. I am armed immediately before I enter, and immediately when I leave. And to date, I have not stabbed, cut, robbed, or threatened ANY person with my weapon.

I was raised right. And if someone who was raised by today's thug society were to threaten me with a knife....well, you know the old saying: Never take a knife to a gunfight.

I have the right to protect myself and my family. Period. NO ONE, not you, not the president (small p), nor any person or part of the government has the authority to take that away from me.

It says so. Right there in the Constitution. But it is meant to tell THEM they can't take it, not to tell me I have it! You can't be 'given' a right. Right?

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