With All the Restrictions – How was a DNC Staffer Gunned Down in D.C.

By: the Common Constitutionalist

Bloomingdale is a relatively anonymous neighborhood in Washington D.C. It is less than 2 two miles northwest of the capital. Few have ever heard of Bloomingdale – although if you are a “House of Cards” fan, the opening credits of the show feature shots of the D.C. neighborhood.

While it has undergone major rejuvenation, with more government staffers taking up residence, the neighborhood is still predominantly black – 59% according to the 2010 census.

One such D.C. staffer who resided in Bloomingdale was 27 year old Seth Conrad Rich. According to The Political Insider he worked as a “voter expansion data director” at the Democrat National Committee (DNC). Apparently he “worked on computer database to help voters identify and map their individual polling locations.”

Normally I would delve a little more deeply into what a “voter expansion data director” does, because if the DNC was his employer, you could bet what “voter expansion” might entail. But you may have noticed I used a lot of passed-tense words describing Mr. Rich.

This is because Seth is no longer with us. He was killed over the weekend in his own neighborhood of Bloomingdale. read more

Liberals May Take Advantage of a Tragic Gun Accident

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Most have heard the saying regarding terrorism. We have to be right 100% of the time, yet the terrorists need only be right once.

It means that we on the receiving end of terrorism must be 100% effective in stopping all attacks before they happen. However, the terrorists may only have to slip through our dragnet once to wreak havoc on civilized society. So far, they have been moderately successful. I say moderately, because we have had good success thwarting many would-be attackers.

But every time they do make it through, or we drop the ball, the results are tragic and headline grabbing. This same set of scenarios can easily be transferable to gun owners.

Gun owners must conduct themselves with safety first 100% of the time. I’m not talking about lunatics who shoot up movie theaters and churches. They are crazy people – not responsible gun owners.

The press still attempts to tie them to the rest of us law abiding owners, but even for them, it’s a bit of a stretch.

Liberal media and anti-gun politicians are in a constant search for otherwise normal law-abiding citizens to screw up, so they may point to a lack of gun control. read more

Thank Heavens for the Bill of Rights

by: the Common Constitutionalist

The Republicans in the Senate do occasionally find their backbones and were able to display them as they rejected four pieces of anti-gun legislation. Thank you Republicans and thank you founders for giving us the Bill of Rights.

Given the current state of the federal leviathan, imagine the condition of our individual and states’ rights without the specific declaration of those protections against federal intrusion. Turns out the anti-federalists were right to insist on a Bill of Rights!

We would have no right to own or carry a weapon of any kind without the language expressed in the Second Amendment. We on the right would have nothing specific to argue against the gun-grabbers of the left. For decades we have debated the language and meaning of the Second Amendment, but without it, our argument would be relegated to the abstract, for nowhere else does the Constitution specifically address this right. Given the nature of today’s courts – that would not be nearly enough. Thanks to George Mason and the anti-federalists, we at least have the Amendment specifying this natural right.

Our freedom of speech, assembly, religion, etc. would all be substantially abridged, if not for the First Amendment. We would have virtually no states’ rights left without the Tenth – and so on. read more

Useless Gun Laws Would Do Nothing to Stop Terrorism But They Move the Gun-Grab Ball Forward

by: the Common Constitutionalist

From the aftermath of the Orlando massacre come the expected cries for stricter gun control. But would we expect anything less from leftists whose credo is “Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste?”

And isn’t that what it’s really all about – moving the ball ever-forward – building that framework – brick by brick, law by law, regulation by regulation, lie after lie, until the framework is complete and there is nothing remaining but to confiscate our guns. Don’t ever be fooled into thinking this is not what they want – so embarrassed are they of our backwards country and so envious are they of the more advanced progressive nations in Europe and even Australia.

One of the most prominent gun-grabbers is California Senator Diane Feinstein. Call me cynical, but I believe the gun control measures which are just now coming to light have been written long ago and simply stored in some file somewhere just waiting for a “Good Crisis” to appear. One such is the legislation Feinstein is seeking  that would “place an outright ban on firearm purchases for those who appear on a federal terror watch list that includes those who are not permitted to fly.”

Of course to advance her silliness, she knows she’ll need Republican assistance, so she approached Texas Senator John Cornyn. He has already proposed his version of “common sense” gun legislation, which will “place a 72-hour delay on gun purchases for people on the terror watch list, and it would require federal officials to prove in court that the person should not be allowed to buy guns.” read more

Podcast – Time to Scrap the F-35 Fighter – Obama’s Latest Gun Control Measure – Young Man Shoots a Burglar

In this episode I discuss the monumental waste of taxpayer (that’s us) dollars that is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. You would think at $100 million a copy it could at least get off the ground. And this the technological marvel which is supposed to replace the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt – the Warthog.

Segment two is a look at Obama’s latest attempt at gun control as he and his administrative hacks will attempt to require the use of smart gun technology for the military, law enforcement and all of us.

In segment three I discuss a brave young man from Alabama who shot an intruder while he was home alone. Although it was a happy, there are two sides to this story. read more

My WND Weekly Exclusive

EVEN THE NEW ENGLAND COLONIES HAD ‘GUN LAWS’

Recently, Texas has been at the forefront of relaxing restrictions on guns. It’s joining the ranks of “open-carry” states and more controversially, will soon (in August) be one of only eight states that allow concealed carry weapons on public college campuses. However, seven states have written into their laws exceptions limiting certain areas on campus from their carry laws. Only Utah has a statute specifically naming public colleges and universities as public entities that do not have the authority to ban concealed carry, and thus, all 10 public institutions in Utah allow concealed weapons on their property.

Of course, that’s down south and out west where gun-totin’ is much more common. read more

Another Mass Shooting – Is It Terrorism?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Here we go again. Another mass shooting in the United States, yet this one appears to me to be different. Take a look at all the “mass” shootings  in the past 3-1/2 years, beginning in 2012, in America. I just picked that number at random. Discounting this latest incident, what do they all have in common?

NOV. 29, 2015: Colorado Springs, Planned Parenthood, single shooter 3 dead.

OCT. 1, 2015: Roseburg Oregon College, single shooter, 9 dead.

JUNE 18, 2015: Charleston S.C. Church, single shooter, 9 dead.

MAY 23, 2014: Isla Vista / UC Santa Barbara, single shooter, 6 dead.

APRIL 2, 2014: Fort Hood TX, single shooter (not Nadal Hasan – that was in 2009), 3 dead.

SEPT 16, 2013: Washington DC, single shooter, 12 dead.

JUNE 7, 2013: Santa Monica CA, single shooter, 5 dead.

DEC 14, 2012: Newtown Ct (Sandy Hook), single shooter, 27 dead.

OCT 21, 2012: Brookfield Wisc., single shooter, 3 dead.

SEPT 28, 2012: Minneapolis MN, single shooter, 6 dead.

AUG. 5, 2012: Oak Creek Wisc., single shooter, 6 dead.

JULY 20, 2012: Aurora Co (movie theater), single shooter, 12 dead.

APRIL 2, 2012: Oakland Ca. Oikos University, single shooter, 7 dead. read more

Gunfight in Ladson South Carolina

by: the Common Constitutionalist

What is the refrain from the anti-second amendment left? Short of confiscating all our guns, we are to lock them all up in a safe and throw away the key, or place impossible to operate trigger locks on them so that our innocent little children don’t kill themselves or other family members.

That’s fine, if it’s how you wish to live your life. Just don’t force me to comply with your silly “safety” precautions, for someday I, or a family member may be forced to defend ourselves or our home from armed invasion.

Yet, if it were up to the nanny-staters on the left, none of us should be able to defend ourselves. That should only be left to the professionals.

I guess a young South Carolina teenager and his mom are glad the pacifist left have not been completely successful in their crusade to disarm us all.

A 13-year-old boy from Ladson South Carolina was home alone, as he does his schooling online.

This past Tuesday, around 1:30 PM, as his mom was at work, he heard a noise from the back of his home. He saw a vehicle drive up behind the house; two men got out of a car and attempted to break in. Needless to say the 13-year-old was scared, yet not petrified. read more

Hillary’s Gun Control Issue is a Loser

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Hillary Clinton has evidently decided that gun control and gun violence is a winning issue. At a campaign stop at Grinnell College in Iowa, Hillary told a story of how she recently met with some mothers in Chicago who had all lost at least one child due to gun violence.

Well, I must say – this is a first. No democrat ever speaks of gun violence and the city of Chicago in the same breath. It’s off limits. Blacks killing blacks is supposed to be taboo. But this was not a forum – just a speech. So no one could ask questions – not that any in her audience would be educated enough to put together the fact that Chicago is a perpetually democrat-controlled town and the violence can be directly attributed to leftist policies. So I guess she’s safe in that regard.

Hillary then said that, “We are going to make this a voting issue…because a majority of voters agree with us.”

Well, not so fast. Some on your own side don’t agree. Gavin Newsom, the radical former mayor of San Francisco, who is now running for governor of California said, “he did not expect Clinton to focus so much time and energy on gun control, and he worries because such an approach has “not been very successful for presidential candidates.” He stressed that he “couldn’t agree with Clinton more” on the controls she is pushing; “he just believes she is making a big error by pledging to go outside the process to achieve them.”

By that he means that Hillary is willing to enact gun control by executive fiat. Newsom doesn’t think that will fly.

But there is another reason gun control is a loser of an issue for democrats. You’ll see this if you scroll all the way down toward the bottom of the latest, rather comprehensive Quinnipiac poll.

There you will find number 82 of 110 questions which is: read more

Podcast – New Report Shows Toddlers Shooting Themselves – Ezra Klein Likes Marco Rubio – Homosexual Canadian Couple Gets a Divorce

In this episode I discuss that despite another school shooting, the left still feel it’s getting enough traction. So out comes a new report showing toddlers mistakenly shooting themselves and others, to tug on the heart strings of parents. Lefty Ezra Klein, of VOX.com thinks Marco Rubio will be the eventual nominee and a married homosexual couple gets a divorce – but not for the reason you may think. read more