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AR15s are in common use, the most commonly held semiautomatic rifle in the country, as well as the standard 30 round magazines. The Glock 17 is another example. The minimum capacity magazine is 17 rounds. Your magazine choices for that handgun is 17, 19, or 33 rounds. Take your pick. To comply with the law, I would have to be buried with my choice of weapons, to maintain continuous custody or give them up to the state. Luckily, I believe these laws will be repealed before the date of my death.
The standing state militia, the National Guard, have M16s, select fire, or fully automatic rifles in common use, as well as a host of other weapons not widely available to the public.
The citizen militia, according to the Supreme Court, are limited to semiautomatic firearms because they are commonly used for lawful purposes. This law, banning the standard and most commonly used magazines for these weapons clearly violates the Supreme Court ruling that you've cited.
Thank you Sheriff, and thank you to all of our Sheriffs for standing up for our constitutional rights and your oath of Office.
Many of us realize that you guys are caught in the proverbial Catch 22 in this one, no answer that will satisfy both sides. I knew when I read these bills that they would be difficult, if not impossible to prosecute and should never have been passed. We support a court challenge of these laws as well.
Please know that you have some really good folks out there, including those in neighboring counties, who are on your side and stand beside you. Thank you for your courage to stand publicly on this.
I vote, and I'm actively participating in the process to right these wrongs. Please don't think that I'm not aware of the level of corruption in our government. I am painfully aware.
This country was founded by farmers and shopkeepers. Not a trained, professional army. Some had served in the British army, but most had not. I find that inspirational. If you've given up, shame on you. Shame on all of us for sleeping so soundly since the early 20th century. We've not kept our eye on government affairs, shame on us.
We have a fight on our hands. I, and many others, want our constitutional republic back. If I wanted to live in a socialist nation, I would have moved to England and became a subject.
We are not going to agree on this. I'm sorry you don't understand the Constitution. I do. If you have questions about the constitution, refer to the federalist papers. Those are harder to understand than the Constitution. That's why I know it was written in plain language.
The Bill of Rights states what the federal government cannot do to us. And in the case of a conflict between state or federal law and the Constitution, the Constitution shall prevail. Period.
You should have whatever you deem necessary to protect yourself, your family, your property, or your state against tyranny. That's why there is not a limit defined in the constitution.
I support and applaud the courage of the sheriffs in standing against tyranny. And I thank them immensely.
False argument from the left. The constitution is written in plain language so the reasonably educated can understand it.
What rights infringe on the rights of others? We all have the same rights, period. And I choose not to give any of them up.
Yelling fire in a movie theater is not a valid argument. You can do that, and suffer the consequences associated with it, such as causing mass pandemonium and people getting hurt or dying because of your actions. Rights go hand in hand with responsibility. A reasonable person would not yell fire in a movie theater.
The militia, your last argument, do you know what a militia is? A militia is a group of armed citizens activated by the governor in time of war or invasion. citizens like you and me. You can't be part of a militia if you are not armed well enough to defend your state or county. It's your duty to be armed, as a responsible citizen and be trained in the proper use of firearms and other armament. That is what a well regulated militia is: A citizen army, ready for action.
Here, here! Absolutely! well said!
Me too about 40 times over. But wait, are they really mine? And they should be grandfathered in, who knows? Most of all, who cares what I have or don't have? until a violent crime is committed, no one knows or cares what I have unless i take it to the range. And that includes the police.
Neither of these issues are covered by the US Constitution, so they are to be handled by the state according to the 10th Amendment.
Just because laws are passed, does not mean they are in line with the Constitution or are Constitutional.
I don't care what people want to smoke, I don't partake in recreational drug use. Not because its illegal, but because I don't like losing control.
Immigration needs to be handled by the states, period. Taxpayers in Alaska and Hawaii don't need to pay for boarder patrol or a fence in California. States have the authority and resources to for self protection. They just choose to spend their resources on other things.
The federal government needs to be scaled way back, skeletonized even, and power needs to be returned to the states under the 10th amendment.
And I agree with you. When democrats start questioning the Obama Administration on its domestic use of drones, like they did with the Bush Administration's warrant less wiretapping, I'll take their opinions more seriously to. In the meantime, it's time that constitutional conservatives step up and be heard. That's why I am asserting my opinion wherever I can.
Not if it conflicts with the State or US Constitution. Constitutional law prevails.
I, in keeping with our founders' intent, believe our Bill of Rights were meant to be unfettered, unrestricted. To clarify, I don't believe in background checks, restrictions on what I can own, who I give access to my personal property, no gun restrictions whatsoever, under any circumstance. I have the right to keep and bear whatever our government has, period. The second amendment is to guard against tyranny, whether by criminals or government.
Second, the time we live in now has no bearing on our rights. Human nature does not change, governments do. I have the right to say whatever I want, wherever I want, to whomever I want. I am reasonably well educated, know right from wrong, and don't want a government intruding in on my conversations monitoring my behavior. I am an adult, I take responsibility for my actions, and I have hurt people's feelings. And I am not a criminal, don't arbitrarily make me one.
Further, laws that are unconstitutional, and these bills are unconstitutional, are not valid laws and should not be enforced. If they are enforced, they would be violating their oath of office to uphold the constitution. The sheriffs and police are caught in the famous Catch 22, once again. State law does not trump the constitution. These laws conflict with both the state and US Constitutions. Which prevails in the case of a conflict? Constitutional law.
If you want to live in a police state, monitoring everything you do, unarmed, and dependent on the state for protection, move to Cuba. Otherwise, be self reliant and stop expecting the state to regulate all of our affairs.
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