SC State House Passes 10th Amendment Resolution

February 27, 2009 by  
Filed under SC Politics

On February 26th, The SC State House passed H3509 which is a resolution to affirm the states rights guaranteed by the 9th and 10th amendments of the US Constitution.

Unfortunately, it appears the transparency bill doesn’t cover such resolutions.  We spoke with Dan Hamilton (House District 20) of Greenville, SC who shared with us that the vote was unanimous in favor of the bill.

Some of the Spartanburg County legislatures signed on to the bill.  They are as follows:

  • Allison
  • Parker
  • Millwood
  • Littlejohn

Be sure you call and thank them for signing on to this bill.  Those who failed to sign on as sponsors are below:

  • Mitchell
  • Cole
  • Forrester
  • Kelly

The bill has been referred to the Senate.  A similar version already exists, S424 in the State Senate, which the Spartanburg County Senators have already signed on as sponsors.

SC Exercising It’s Rights?

February 16, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

Lo and behold, it appears that our great general assembly is looking to make sure that our state and its people retain their rights as granted by the US Constitution.  That’s right, and SC is one of 20 something states that have introduced some similar legislation stating they are against any movements that affect the peoples and states 9th and 10th amendment rights.

After speaking with Inglis today, he believes that HR 45 will pass with Pelosi’s new found power.  This is Bobby Rush’s (D-IL) bill to bar code ammunition and limit gun ownership.  According to the SC House version of the bill, this would be one situation that would force the affirmation of the resolution.  Not sure how much power it will have, but it does give you a warm fuzzy feeling…doesn’t it?

The House bill, H3509, is sponsored by the following individuals:

Reps. M.A. Pitts, Duncan, Thompson, Bowen, Toole, Stringer, Hamilton, Pinson, Bedingfield, G.R. Smith, Cooper, Crawford, Long, Lowe, Nanney, Owens, E.H. Pitts, Rice, Viers and White

Notice that none of the Spartanburg delegation is in this listing.  I encourage you to contact Millwood, Parker, Mitchell, Littlejohn, Cole, Allison, Forrester, Kelly and ask them their positions and to sign on as co-sponsors.

The Senate bill, S424, is sponsored by the following individuals:

Senators Bright, S. Martin, Alexander, Campbell, Fair, Knotts, Cromer, Mulvaney, Verdin, L. Martin, Shoopman, Rose, McConnell, Thomas, Cleary, Courson, Coleman, Davis, Reese and Campsen

Be sure to contact Lee Bright, Shane Martin, and Glenn Reese and thank them for supporting this resolution.

Exercising Our Gun Rights

February 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Opinion

MP-5 Automatic Machine Gun

MP-5 Automatic Machine Gun

My father-in-law and I decided to take Thursday afternoon and exercise our 2nd amendment rights.  Allen Arms Indoor Shooting Range in Greenville is a great location to go and enjoy a few hours shooting your weapons and working on your aim for hunting.

We continue to hope that our government will continue to protect our rights to bear arms.  Some of the rules being proposed by Bobby Rush would damage this market and our rights.  Some of the bill calls for bullets to be bar-coded so they can be traced back to the owners. Other bills being proposed would outlaw the weapon above, the MP5.  The shear cost for the weapon alone would outlaw it ($17,000+).  But we were doing some research and found what else it would take to purchase this weapon.  We found this on Yahoo Answer’s:

Since the Heckler & Koch MP-5 is a fully Automatic Machine Gun, you will need to order one thru a Class III Dealer, but before that you will need to complete an application for purchase of a machine gun thru BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms) You will be subjected to a complete background investigation, and you will be required to submit fingerprints as part of the application process. When and if approved you will in addition also be required to purchase a $200 Federal Tax Stamp. You will then have to figure out where you are going to come up with the cost of the MP-5 itself. They can cost as much as $20,000 and UP, depending on what model and version you choose.

Needless to say, it’s pretty hard to get one with the current process.  Thankfully, to enjoy shooting the weapon, Allen Arms currently rents it for about $20.  Ammunition for the gun was about $12/box of 50.  Needless to say, we only shot it for about 15 minutes, as it gets expensive to shoot.  Overall though, this weapon shoots like a charm.

Gun Control

November 11, 2004 by  
Filed under Opinion

I apologize for my absence over the last few days; I was spending time with my family, tending to college life, and last but not least, work.

On the other hand, I was reading the daily kos Jesus Loves Guns post. Before I go any further, maybe Mr. Earl Balboa should have worded his words differently, but it appears that the liberal left is still confused about guns. For the record, I am a Christian…I have a family…My duty is to provide and protect my family as Christ has the church. Now with all that said and all do respect to my fellow bloggers…

I do not desire to live in a socialist nation (Russia’s attempt resulting in Communism). I feel that American’s have the right to bear arms. Why can’t I own a gun to hunt with or protect my family with? I mean, look at the stats. Nations that instituted gun bans have seen an increase in crime. The UK and Australia are a few nations to do research on if you need more information. Now, lets look at guns from a logical perspective…

Lets say I own a handgun and I keep it in my house. Right now, one is still probable to burglarize my house. Yet, his fear is greater and will probably run if he knows it is possible that I have a gun in my house…and he could pay the consequences for entering. Now take away my gun by banning them such as other nations have. My burglar still has his gun and he knows that I don’t have one since the government took them away. Hey, there’s no risk…he can pop a few shots off, take control, get what he wants and then he’s out of there without a fight.

This situation in America, I can shoot him once he enters my house (other stipulations apply) and I am protected. In the UK for example, a man shot career burglars that had broken into his home and was he was sentenced to life in prison for protecting himself and his valuables. To top it off, the man had been repeatedly burglarized, and the police were of no assistance.

Just because there are a few idiots in this world…don’t take my gun. I have the right to protect my family and I might just enjoy hunting and cooking some wild game.

Politicians and Judges…Quit basing your decisions for our laws on other nations actions. We are a sovereign nation. Use our Constitution, our laws, and your gut feeling. I’m sure you don’t want your children dead because you couldn’t protect them, and I sure don’t want Paris telling me when I can go to war to defend my nation…more on this tomorrow

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