This is how I handle it. If I'm not on the clock, they don't get a response. Hell, a lot of the time my weekends are spent 10 to 20 miles from the nearest cell coverage.
Completely agree. Evil doers like Aaron Swartz and Cody Wilson are the only ones that they will be motivated to use this on.
Spoken like someone who has no clue about firearms. First, it's perfectly legal to make your own guns at home thus "bypassing regulation." Second, with guns in America the rules are different due to the phrase "shall not be infringed." Third, freedom of speech is regulated in instances where the speech is intended to cause a dangerous situation. Guns are already similarly regulated where use in a dangerous manner is illegal. The word "fire" is not illegal because it's illegal to shout in a crowded theater. Similarly, I can make and own almost any semi-automatic gun I want legally, but it is illegal to go shooting in a crowded theater or in public.
"shall not be infringed."
It's an important part of the 2nd. Being heavily regulated means it's no longer a right, it's merely a privilege which can be taken away on a whim. How expensive is gun ownership in most of Europe? That limits access to the poor. I also know in many countries you must keep the firearm at a gun club. Further reduces access by the poor. Additionally means the firearms are unusable for defense.
Hmm, seems less like a right and more like a privilege already.
City defense teams should be ready with butter...
Given the massive amount they're spending over budget this IS a good thing. Blame congress as a whole for where the cuts are being made, but the cuts are good. This is no different than a city saying "if we don't increase taxes, we'll have to reduce police and fire presence." They neglect to mention they've paid themselves and pet projects FIRST when threatening to defund and cut vital services.
Whatever you decide on, don't buy everything all at once. They'll be casing your place again in a few days because they know you'll be replacing everything with nice NEW stuff.
Most states DO have this. It's called "brandishing." Exposing the firearm for the purpose of intimidation not related to a defensive reason.
The thing is, if you get punished for pulling it w/o using it, you'll end up with a lot more people shot in the back. Why? Many times simply pulling a concealed gun ends the threat: the idiot threatening you has a sudden stroke of intelligence and bolts or submits. Thankfully, a lot of things can and do change in the half second between breaking leather and presentation on target. That saves many idiots' lives.
I was about to link to the same thing. It's not that they distrust science. They distrust academia and the amount of crap they've spewed to shape policy to their desire.
If they farm it and it cross-contaminates the world coffee DNA, there will be an apocalyptic uprising of caffeine deprived people.
You're right, but like most cheap plastic products they're meant to be disposable and replaced when they start having issues. Can find "natural" and "organic" everything in the supermarkets, except the women. Finding a natural version of that product in CA seems exceedingly difficult (so I'm not letting mine go anytime soon).
Because CA has gotten to the point where they label anything that might conceivably cause cancer in doses 1000s of times higher than anyone would normally be exposed to. Yes, we know, everything causes cancer in high doses.
Hell, fast food joints have Prop-65 warnings because cooking potatoes and coffee causes a trace amount of some chemical to form in certain circumstances, which causes cancer in high doses. Yes, they have reason to be dismissive and laugh because reason has left the building.
No actually, there have been people convicted of DWI/DUI without surpassing the limit because it was argued that they were impaired. Sadly, there are plenty of stories of the cops refusing to tell the driver what they blew and taking them to the station anyway.
Any loss of rights is deplorable, agreed. The 2nd tends to put teeth on the defense of them.
My point was there are still civil ways to enact change. I believe the popular phrase is "Soap box, ballot box, jury box, ammo box: use in that order." While the system is slow, it can still be used if people pull their heads out and stop voting for "both" sides; stop picking those who talk out of both sides of their mouth, and start convincing good local people to run for positions.
Rallying, protesting, and otherwise showing political force is good. The guns shouldn't be pulled out until all else is failed, but that in no way means you should sit while the state crumbles around you. SOPA is a perfect example. Tons of money behind that, but people spoke out in numbers and the politicians backed off (except the few, particularly in CA, who are known to not give a damn what people want).
You're off topic and trolling now, but for amusement sake: now you sound like the nutters that claim income tax isn't legal because it wasn't ratified. 2A was signed in as part of the original 10 and happens to be the reason you can enjoy the other 9, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Oh, and the militia is defined as all able-bodied men between 17 and 45 per US Code. But for equality we've let every adult have one if they so choose and haven't had the right taken by court order.