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Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by wireguy, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. wireguy

    wireguy TS Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    By Aaron Zelman, Founder and Director of
    Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

    Copyright 2010 Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership.

    A decision on the landmark Supreme Court case “McDonald vs. The City of Chicago” is expected by the end of June. As with the previous “Heller vs. District of Columbia” decision some two years earlier, educated gun owners are on pins and needles regarding McDonald’s outcome.

    On the Internet there are many articulate evaluations of the oral arguments the Justices heard in McDonald in March. It is assumed that a favorable 5-4 victory for gun owners is in the wind. The question remains: How definitive a victory will it be?

    In Justice Scalia’s majority commentary on the Heller decision there was unfortunately enough “wiggle room” in his language to allow D.C. to immediately pile layer upon layer of taxation, licensing, and bureaucratic barriers that the D.C. ban on ownership of a handgun in one’s home is still effectively in place. No one can expect Richard Daley, Chicago’s authoritarian Mobster Mayor to concede with any less of a struggle.

    No, McDonald will unfortunately not reverberate all that rapidly and positively in the huge urban areas. If you live in San Francisco, Boston, New York City, Chicago, or any other bastion of socialist liberalism, you’ll be made to jump through every hoop imaginable to register a handgun to just keep in your home, much less carry on your person.

    What every pro-gun organization, from the smallest to the largest, must do, if a McDonald decision sides with our cause, is to legalistically and philosophically go on the ruthless offensive with every lawful means possible.

    ? … every pro-gun organization, from the smallest to the largest …

    Lawsuits must fly. Squeaky clean plaintiffs must step forward to take the heat. It will not be enjoyable. But the tragic alternative, armed resistance towards an intolerably tyrannical government, would be unimaginably worse.

    To our knowledge, JPFO is the only established Second Amendment organization that has directly and unequivocally come out and called for the complete destruction of “gun control”. In our award winning documentaries “2A Today for the U.S.A.” and the controversial (but inarguable) “No Guns for Negroes”, JPFO explains how any form of “gun control” is a direct threat to our freedom. JPFO has, for more than twenty years, provided the “intellectual ammunition” needed to win the hearts and minds of our fellow Americans. But we have to use it to be effective.

    What we must never forget is that the Richard Daleys, the Dianne Feinsteins, the Chuckie Schumers, and the Michael Bloombergs are not going to go away.[] Until “gun control” is completely destroyed in America, there will always be some unctuous politician, dictatorial police chief, or un-elected bureaucrat striving to smother your freedom with licensing, fees, hidden taxes, arduous and intrusive background checks, and (most dangerously) actual firearms registration.
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