Proposed Executive Order Designating Certain Rifles for ‘Militia Purposes’

…this is meant to serve as a stop-gap measure.  Ideally, only until a more permanent remedy could be achieved.  Or alternatively, until the Supreme Court, with one or more President Trump appointees, could reverse that Fourth Circuit ruling and strike scary gun bans on the whole.

 

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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pile-of-gunsDESIGNATION OF MILITIA RIFLES

By the authority vested in me as President and Commander in Chief of the Militia by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure the ability of citizens of the United States to defend themselves, their communities and their States, as well as to ensure the safety and security of our Nation, I hereby order as follows:

Section 1.  Purpose. Both individual and community safety are critically important to the national security of the United States. Terrorism, transnational criminal activity and potential acts of war by foreign nations present a significant threat to national security and our citizens, who have the right and the duty to defend themselves, their communities, their States and the Nation.

Section 2.  Policy.  It is the policy of the executive branch to:

(a)  Support and defend the Constitution, including the Second Amendment right of citizens to keep and bear arms for Militia purposes,as well asself-defense.

(b)  Encourage citizens to be prepared to act as members of the Militia to defend communities, States and the Nation, as part of the common defense contemplated by the Constitution of the United States.

(c)  Discourage restrictions by States and political subdivisionson individual possession of firearms suitable for Militia purposes by citizens of the United States.

Section 3.  Definitions.

(a)  “Militia” has the meaning given the term in Title 10, Section 311 of the United States Code to include the Unorganized Militia, as well as the meaning given to the term “Militia” under equivalent State statutes.

(b)  “Self-Defense” shall mean the actions of citizens to defend themselves and their families from physical attack.

(c)  “Communities” shall mean neighborhoods, towns, cities, counties and other political subdivisions of citizens who live in distinct geographic areas within a State.

(d)  “State” shall mean one of the fifty States of the United States.

(e)  “Militia Purposes” shall mean training, practice and preparedness which could improve the ability of a citizen to act,and to be armed in case of a need to act, as a current or future member of a local, State or National organization commanded by government officials and responsive to a physical threat.  Appropriate organizations include those commanded by an elected county or city Sheriff; those commanded by the Governor of a State through officers of that State’s  Defense Force as authorized by Title 30, Section 109 of the United States Code, or through officers of that State’s National Guard;and organizations commanded by the President through officers of the Active or Reserve components of U.S. Armed Forces.

(f)  “Militia Rifles” shall mean the firearms designated in Section 4 that are made in America and suitable for use in self-defense, community defense, defense of States and defense of the Nation.

Section 4.  Designation of Militia Rifles.  That the following firearms and accessories are authorized and appropriate for individual citizens to keep and bear for Militia purposes under the Constitution and the laws of the United States:

(a)  The AR-15 and similar semi-automatic rifles, to include flash suppressors and bayonet lugs, magazines of up to thirty round capacities, M-7  bayonets, and ammunition in 5.56 NATO or .223 Remington, in all quantities.

(b)  The M1A and similar semi-automatic rifles, to include flash suppressors and bayonet lugs,magazines of up to twenty round capacities, M-6 bayonets, and ammunition in 7.62 NATO or .308 Winchester, in all quantities.

(c)  The M1 Garand and similar semi-automatic rifles, to include flash suppressors and bayonet lugs, M-5 bayonets, and ammunition in.30-’06 Springfield, in all quantities.

(d)  Bolt action rifles in the calibers of .30-’06 Springfield; 7.62 NATO or .308 Winchester; 5.56 NATO or .223 Remington; or any substantially equivalent caliber, and ammunition appropriate for the rifles, in any quantity.

(This list could be expanded or replaced by a broad definition)

Section 5.  Pre-emption.  This Executive Order is intended to pre-empt the laws of States or political subdivisions that infringe upon the rights of citizens to keep and bear the arms designated in Section 4.

Section 6.  Judicial Notice.  That the judges of all State and Federal Courts are hereby given notice that possession of the designated Militia Rifles and accessories by citizens should not be restricted or infringed upon by State laws or the laws of a political subdivision of a State and any such law should be reviewed under the strict scrutiny standard to determine whether it is a violation of the Constitution of the United States after judicial consideration of this Order and the fact that it was issued by the Commander in Chief of the Militia.

Donald J. Trump

THE WHITE HOUSE

March __, 2017

 

PROPOSED EXECUTIVE ORDER DESIGNATES MILITIA RIFLES FOR CITIZEN OWNERSHIP

Full article: Proposed Executive Order Designating Certain Rifles for ‘Militia Purposes’ – The Truth About Guns

I have questions. The main one being that the antis don’t understand what “militia” means. They keep telling us the militia in the 2A is the National Guard, which it isn’t, since it didn’t exist when written. The term “militia” also has negative connotations, seen by many as what the movies portray, a bunch of camo clad people living in a bunker deep in the woods with 90,000 fully automatic weapons, hell bent on taking down the government for the sake of taking down the government. Either way, this could be construed the wrong way by the antis. These are the same who can’t read past the comma in the 2A. It is actually clearly stated what the purpose is in the order, but this could get weird.

Either way, something needs to be done now to stop future gun bans based on how scary something looks or because they were used in high profile cases, ignoring the actual statistics. And it certainly cannot remain an executive order because they are easily overturned. We need a conservative Supreme Court to completely squash this. They attempted in Heller, but that was obviously ignored.

Democrats Forcibly Remove Female GOP California State Senator From Senate Floor

janet-nguyen-twitter-avatarVideo posted by the California Senate GOP Caucus shows Nguyen being forcibly removed from the Senate floor by Sergeants at Arms under orders from the Democrat majority as she spoke critically about the late state Senator Tom Hayden and his support for the communist regime in Vietnam which her family fled. Hayden passed away last October but was remembered by his Senate colleagues in speeches given on Tuesday. Nguyen chose to not participate or mar the remembrance of Hayden that day.

Republican state Senator Patricia Bates issued a statement about the incident.

“I’m outraged by the Senate majority party’s action of silencing my colleague and friend, Senator Janet Nguyen. She was physically removed from the Senate Chamber for peacefully expressing her thoughts about the Senate earlier this week honoring the memory of former state Senator Tom Hayden, a noted communist sympathizer.

“Senator Nguyen’s family escaped communist Vietnam and came to the United States in search of freedom. Unfortunately some Democrats did not like her comments and wanted to silence her. They silenced Senator Nguyen and had her removed from the Senate floor.

“I’m proud of Senator Nguyen for persisting and exercising her right as a citizen and legislator to peacefully express her views. This sad episode is a textbook case of men trying to silence a woman whose views they did not like. Making things worse, the majority party shut down the CalChannel TV feed denying the public access to its government.

“The Senate is better than this, and I am encouraged that many of my colleagues – both Democrats and Republicans – agree that the Senate should never treat a senator the way it treated Senator Nguyen today. #IStandWithJanet #ShePersisted #LetHerSpeak!!!”

Full article: Shock Video: Democrats Forcibly Remove Female GOP California State Senator From Senate Floor

Seriously, they rule to make Elizabeth Warren shut up and it’s this huge media outrage about they were silencing her and how horrific this is. Senator Nguyen gets forcefully removed while speaking and I bet you didn’t hear anything about this on any major media outlet or any cries from the political class about this woman being silenced.

Another case of it being OK because the dems did it.

Amish Farmer Faces 68 Years in Prison for Making Natural Product

It said ‘Chickweed Salve’ up top, then on down said ‘Cures Cancer,’ she explained.  “Which for some people it did, but he can’t say that. So he changed it to say ‘Healing Chickweed,’ but they said no you can’t say healing. So now it just says ‘Original Chickweed.'”

“I mean do you go to jail because you’ve messed up a label on a product?” asked Moody.  “I thought you went to jail because you did something bad. I mean he mislabeled something? I doubt he knew any better.”

Girod has been making the product for over 20 years and sold it in small convenience stores.

The Lexington Herald Leader reports, “The grand jury indicted Samuel A. Girod on a dozen charges, including conspiracy, distributing misbranded drugs and threatening a witness to try to keep business documents away from the grand jury. The witness-tampering charge, the most serious, carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.”

It’s also alleged that he did not register his facility with the FDA.  According to the FDA,

Dara Corrigan, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and David M. Ketchmark, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that U.S. Marshals have seized drugs being held by Notions-n-Things Distribution of Bogard, Mo. Yesterday’s seizure follows a civil forfeiture complaint that was filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo.  Federal marshals seized more than 1,600 containers of products that allegedly violate FDA approval and labeling requirements.

U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri signed the seizure order on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The seizure covered three products: Chickweed Healing Salve, allegedly marketed as a skin cancer treatment containing comfrey; To-Mor-Gone, which allegedly claims to cure cancer and other diseases; and R.E.P., which allegedly claims to cure stress headaches and sinus infections, but contains no ingredient information on its label.

FDA requested the seizure, the complaint says, because the products claim to treat or cure diseases but have not received FDA approval, and are not exempt from such approval requirements. Moreover, the complaint says, the seized products contain ingredients that could cause toxic or allergic reactions in consumers sensitive to these ingredients. According to the federal complaint, Chickweed Healing Salve contains comfrey, which may increase the risk of systemic toxicity, and To-More-Gone contains bloodroot, a caustic, corrosive substance that produces a thick scar that can mask tumor recurrence. In addition, the seized products are “misbranded” under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.

Dara A. Corrigan, associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, said, ““Two important protections for the public are that a firm may not sell new drugs unless they have been tested and approved by FDA and a firm may not make false or unsubstantiated claims about drugs they sell.  When a firm disregards these protections, it not only violates the law but also creates a risk for consumers, who may rely on a bogus product and forego effective and proven treatment. FDA must and will take aggressive enforcement action.”

Oh, you mean like the FDA’s approval of this $7,800-a-month alleged lung cancer drug, which caused rashes and rarely worked?  Yeah, I understand completely now.

No one was injured or harmed by Girod’s product.  In fact, many people testify that they were helped by it.  Fine.  I ask the FDA how many drugs they approve that have tremendous side effects, including death, but they are just fine approving it, as long as it’s on the label.  How does that actually protect anyone?

Full article: Amish Farmer Faces 68 Years in Prison for Making Natural Product – Freedom Outpost

So does this mean there is going to be an FDA raid on Etsy and metaphysical shops?! How about these companies that sell oils and extracts that have books telling you how to cure everything from acne to cancer with the use of oils?  I can understand requiring him to remove unproven claims from the label, but my God! This is insane!

Why All the Fuss About the 25th Amendment?

donald-trump-secim-840x420-800x420Lately, we have been hearing from a lot of news sources that lean both right and left about enacting the 25th Amendment. There have been a lot of threats about it from the left who still can’t seem to grasp that they lost an election, the president is doing what he said he would do, and he isn’t taking crap from the media. Apparently, that makes him 25th Amendment worthy crazy.

This is what they are talking about:

Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.

Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.

Source: Legal Information Institute

Basically, they’d have to get a majority and the VP on board. They can’t just say, “I think you’re nuts, I’m enacting the 25th Amendment.” They have to get enough folks – and the VP – on board to do so, and after that, he would be evaluated by a doctor, most likely cleared, and would be back in office. Even if he wasn’t cleared, Pence would be president.

Look. Is Trump a narcissist? I haven’t the faintest idea… I’m not a frickin’ doctor. And neither are any of these people. Just like doing away with the electoral college, it isn’t as easy as saying you are going to do it and then signing some paperwork. It’s a process. And one that would likely fail.

To put it bluntly, this is another item in a long line of long shots that the dems want to go for to get Trump out of office. It happens constantly. It happened with Obama. People were still trying to get Obama impeached the day before he left office. It’s nothing new. It may be getting more coverage, and there may be more public talk of it in the actual political class, but it doesn’t change that fact that it is 99.9% unlikely to go anywhere. It gets their base all fired up and excited thinking THIS TIME! But that’s what it always does, and nothing more.

The best defense? Just stop giving attention to this basic jackassery and stick with reality. As I’ve always said, there is enough going on in the world to focus on that we don’t need this junk on top of it.

Gov. Brown Signs Next Sanctuary Bill, $115M Cut From Middle Class Education For Illegals Instead

The mind of a Democrat is painfully difficult to understand. They want to give absolutely everything they can to people that they view as less fortunate, without looking at the pros and cons of the situation. This includes illegal immigrants, despite the fact that the illegals shouldn’t even be in the country to begin with.

Nobody is better at helping out illegal immigrants at any cost necessary than California Governor Jerry Brown. This is a man that has spent $25 billion on illegal immigrant programs rather than helping fortify the infrastructure that is now failing in the state.

Even though fixing the failing infrastructure would only cost a fraction of what he spends on illegal immigrants, Governor Brown failed to do so, forcing nearly 200,000 people to evacuate their homes because of the Oroville dam disaster. What does Brown have to say for himself? Nothing, but his actions indicate that he is not done helping out illegal immigrants as much as possible.

In the process of helping them out, he is basically hurting the other legal citizens of the state. His newest act includes cutting funding offered to middle class students enrolled in college, while increasing the funding made available for illegal immigrant students.

Full article: Gov. Brown Signs Next Sanctuary Bill, $115M Cut From Middle Class Education For Illegals Instead – Conservative Daily Post

Marine who raised first flag on Iwo Jima dies at 94

First Lt. John Keith Wells, the Marine commander responsible for raising the first flag atop Mt. Suribachi, died on February 11, just days shy of the 71th anniversary of his time on Iwo Jima.

“He was a very warm, sensitive, spiritual man, all the way to age 94,” Connie Schultz, Wells’s daughter, told Denver 7.

He was also tough as nails. “Give me 50 men not afraid to die, and I can take any position,” Wells said during the transit to Iwo Jima.

Source: Marine who raised first flag on Iwo Jima dies at 94

Witches Unite to Cast ‘Binding Spell’ on Trump and Followers

A group of witches is attempting to use black magic to neutralize U.S. President Donald Trump by casting a “binding spell” to prevent him from governing.

The “mass spell to bind Donald Trump” will be performed at midnight on every waning crescent moon beginning Friday, February 24, “until Donald Trump is removed from office,” the group’s website states.

Full article: Witches Unite to Cast ‘Binding Spell’ on Trump and Followers

Fabulous! Pardon me while I get weird for a moment.

According to the Pagan belief system, it is general knowledge that anything you do to someone else comes back to you threefold. That is the rule of karma in the Pagan religions. So if they are really going to do this and are actual believers in the religion, then they should know that rule. The Pagan creed is also “If it harm none, do as ye will.”

Considering Trump and his followers have done nothing to anyone and have harmed none, a binding spell would be inappropriate. And if they want their karma to be unharmed, a spell for Trump to do the right thing at every turn would much more appropriate and would assist their own karma as well.