Thursday, July 7, 2016

Paul Ryan Faces Mutiny in his Own Ranks

Redstate has a post up entitled Paul Ryan Faces Mutiny over Gun Grab Gambit. Of course, you need to read the whole thing. As far as I can tell, Justin Amish is the hero here, being the first to pointing out the Unconstitutional nature of this bloody abortion on social media.

Here's the thing.  Suppose you are a typical person making ends meet, with a little free excess income that you can save up for a $500 pistol, and maybe cough up the roughly $100 training and application fees so that you can carry your pistol legally. Your job takes you to some questionable neighborhoods There are a lot of jobs like this, and a lot of people quietly carry even though their employers may frown on it. Better to be fired than to be killed.  Somehow you get on a list, and now you have to go into court to get off that list.  First, the odds are stacked decidedly in the Government's favor.
This is essentially a warmed over version of the terror watch list prohibition. If you think that any judge is going to rule in your favor if a law enforcement agency says you might commit an act of terrorism at some point in the future, you really need to get out more. It ain't gonna happen because that judge is not going to take a chance that the government was right.
But then there is the very real impediment of the costs of going into court to prove your innocence (as if this could logically be done. All you could really show is a lack of evidence.) The cost of going to court range in the neighborhood of $10,000. Who has that much in disposable income? If you don't think this is a very real danger to Americans' rights, you haven't been paying attention.

As an aside, looking at the statistics for this blog, I notice that my readership numbers are trending upward on a daily basis, but I am not getting any comments.  Doesn't anyone out there have anything to say?

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