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Illinois,which touts it gun control laws, evidently doesn’t take them all that seriously. At least when issuing the Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card.
Hey, what the hell! When another screw up happens, it lets the state and the media rant about guns and shootings.

BREAKING: Illinois Shooter Was Not Allowed To Own A Gun

Yesterday, Gary Montez Martin opened fire at a manufacturing facility in Aurora, Illinois. He murdered five people and wounded several police officers before he shot and killed by law enforcement. The latest update is that Martin shouldn’t have been allowed to own his firearm. He purchased a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber handgun in 2014 but was later discovered to have been convicted of an aggravated assault charge back in 1995 when he tried to apply for a concealed carry permit.  As a result, he should have turned his firearm over to authorities. He didn’t (via NBC News):

Gary Montez Martin, the man who opened fire inside a manufacturing company in Aurora, Illinois, legally should not have been in possession of a firearm, police said on Saturday.

On Friday, Martin, who had been an employee of the Henry Pratt Co. for 15 years, opened fire at a meeting during which he was being terminated from his job, according to Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman.

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On Saturday, Ziman said that Martin, 45, purchased a handgun on March 6, 2014, after being issued an Illinois Firearm Owner’s Identification (FOID) Card in January of that year. The firearm, a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber, was in Martin’s possession as of March 11, 2014.

The FOID card application process includes a background check, but applicants are not fingerprinted, Ziman said

It was only when Martin applied for a concealed carry permit on March 16, 2014, that he was fingerprinted and it was revealed he had a 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi.

Ziman said that upon the discovery of this conviction, Martin’s concealed carry permit was rejected and his FOID card was revoked

“Absolutely he was not supposed to be in possession of a firearm,” Ziman said.

Chief Ziman added that Martin was mailed a letter noting that his FOID card had been revoked due to the felony charge and that he was required to turn over his handgun to police. Was there a follow-up? That remains to be seen. So, once again we have another instance where the gun control laws already in place weren’t enforced.

This looks like this was a preventable shooting. We’ll keep you updated, but before the anti-gun Left clamors for new restrictions that chip away at our constitutional rights, just remember—the laws already on the books should have kept firearms away from this man. And once again law enforcement appeared to drop the ball. As they had when it came to shooter Dylann Roof in South Carolina and Devin Patrick Kelley in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Why didn’t the police go to his home and confiscate the weapon? In Florida, if someone who has a grudge against you, they can go to the police and say you’re a menace. The police will be at your door to confiscate any guns that you own. Anyone can say your a threat to safety and your rights are abridged.

Why didn’t Illinois do this? Or is it merely a means of riling up the State Owned Media so they can attack GUNS and GUN OWNERS.

Probably.

Observations

The battle lines are forming between Americans and Communists (aka Social Democrats) the big fight will come in SCOTUS over gun laws. One cannot, not understand the importance of a case such as this. A bit of history shows quickly that a disarmed population can be forced into boxcars for the final trip. Places such as Venezuela, the USSR, China, Cuba and the UK (yes, they’re Socialist) have all restricted firearm ownership.

P.J. O’Rourke saud is nicely with this: “Don’t let the people with money and guns be the same people.”

Now this screech is coming from California.

CA Newspaper: Our State’s Gun Control Laws Are In Jeopardy

A couple weeks ago the Supreme Court made a shocking (but welcomed) announcement: the high court would be hearing the first gun case in a decade. The last time the Supreme Court heard a gun-related case was back in 2008 when they ruled “the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home” in the landmark Heller decision.

What’s interesting is the San Francisco Chronicle, a rather liberal newspaper in California, published an editorial admitting that the state’s gun control laws may be in danger. While the Supreme Court was reluctant to hear Second Amendment-related cases, the Court now has more conservative justices. Now that Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are on the Court, gun rights activists are expecting landslide victories that can and will protect the right to keep and bear arms for years to come.

California may be the toughest gun control state in the country with a political lineup ready to go even further. The high court, which sensed it didn’t have the votes for a change-making decision until the arrival of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is ready to go the other way.

When newspapers like The Chronicle recognizes gun control advocates’ legislative progress can be undone by the Court, you know there’s real danger to the anti-gun agenda, which is great for Constitution-loving folks. [snip]

Anti-gun advocates have long used states like California and New York as prime examples of their gun control efforts being put into practice.

The Court plans to hear New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, which will examine New York City’s ban on carrying a licensed and unloaded gun outside of city limits. If licensed to carry, residents can only do so within city limits. The problem is gun ranges are located outside of city limits and some want to be able to carry their firearm throughout the state.

From another Roman this bit of wisdom pits a dent in the Socialist/Communist cant about blaming inanimate objects for actions.

Quemadmoeum gladuis neminem occidit, occidentis telum est. (A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killers hands.) 

~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca “the younger” ca. 4 BC – 65 AD

Observations

WHY GRANDPA CARRIES A GUN…

A world history lesson……lest we forget.

The quintessential reason why Grandpa carries a gun. Please take time to read this and pay particular attention to “A Little Gun History” about half way down.

Why Carry a Gun?

My old Grandpa said to me, “Son, there comes a time in every man’s life when he stops bustin’ knuckles and starts bustin’ caps and usually it’s when he becomes too old to take an ass whoopin’.”

I don’t carry a gun to kill people; I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m evil; I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the World.

I don’t carry a gun because I hate the government; I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government.

I don’t carry a gun because I’m angry; I carry a gun so that I don’t have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.

I don’t carry a gun because I want to shoot someone; I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.

I don’t carry a gun to make me feel like a man; I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.

I don’t carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.

I don’t carry a gun because I love it; I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.

Police protection is an oxymoron: Free citizens must protect themselves because police do not protect you from crime; they just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.

Personally, I carry a gun because I’m too young to die and too old to take a whoopin’!

A LITTLE GUN HISTORY…

PLEASE DON’T THINK FOR A MOMENT, THAT THIS COULDN’T HAPPEN IN OUR COUNTRY ALSO !!!

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In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control: From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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In 1911, Turkey established gun control: From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
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Germany established gun control in 1938: From 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated. ———————–
China established gun control in 1935: From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Guatemala established gun control in 1964: From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970: From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Cambodia established gun control in 1956: From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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56 million defenseless people were rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control.
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You won’t see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun control laws adversely affect only the law abiding citizens.

With guns, we are ‘citizens’; without them, we are ‘subjects’.

During WW II, the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

Gun owners in the USA are the largest armed forces in the World!

If you value your freedom, please spread this anti-gun control message to all of your friends.

The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either.

SWITZERLAND ISSUES A GUN TO EVERY HOUSEHOLD!

SWITZERLAND’S GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND TRAINS EVERY ADULT IN THE USE OF A RIFLE.

SWITZERLAND HAS THE LOWEST GUN RELATED CRIME RATE OF ANY CIVILIZED COUNTRY IN THE WORLD!!!

IT’S A NO BRAINER! DON’T LET OUR GOVERNMENT WASTE MILLIONS OF OUR TAX DOLLARS IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE ALL law abiding CITIZENS AN EASY TARGET.

I’m a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!

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One would think that she has a case for a very tidy lawsuit.

Harvard Landlord Tells Domestic Violence Survivor To Move Out Over Her Firearms; UPDATE: Awful Roommates Say MAGA Hat Tipped Them Off

This story is just infuriating. It also should remind all conservative that it’s best to stick with your tribe. Leyla Pirnie is a graduate student at Harvard, where her terrible roommates searched her room while she was away because they felt she might have firearms. What gave her away? Well, she wore a Make America Great Again hat, and she’s from Alabama. It may surprise some liberals, but Democrats do livein Alabama. Also, they searched her room, invaded her privacy, and then ratted her out to their landlord over he legally owned firearms, which she obtained after surviving an abusive relationship. How dare she take steps to ensure her safety?

“Since it’s clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live,” Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, said in an email to the household obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The request that the student, Leyla Pirnie, move out came after her roommates searched her room while she was not home and found her firearms. That prompted one of the roommates to email Lewis requesting he verify that Pirnie was in compliance with applicable firearms laws.

“We discussed with Leyla that all of us are uncomfortable with having firearms in the house, and that their presence causes anxiety and deprives us of the quiet enjoyment of the premise to which we are entitled,” the roommate wrote to Lewis.

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A few weeks ago, I came back to my apartment from a weekend trip and was confronted by one of my roommates who asked if I had guns in the house,” she told the Free Beacon. “After being told far too many lies to count, my roommates finally admitted that they searched my closet, under my bed, and all of my drawers in pursuit of finding my guns.”

While she was given several different explanations for why the roommates entered and searched her room, the 24-year-old said she felt her political beliefs and where she is from played a significant role in the roommates’ actions.

When I asked them why they were in my room to begin with, they each came up with completely contradicting stories (none of which made any sense), but one comment struck me in particular: ‘We saw that you had a MAGA hat and come on, you’re from Alabama… so we just kind of assumed that you had something,'” she said. “I asked why they didn’t just call me and ask me before intruding. One of the girls responded that fear took over her body and she felt compelled to search my room until she found proof… I cannot make this up.” [snip]

Well, let me be the first to say that Leyla’s roommates are straight trash. They’re probably liberal Democrats, which makes them terrible from the get-go. Second, let this be a lesson that the Left is unhinged. They don’t care about anyone else who isn’t in their tribe. Not only that, but they probably hate you. Stick with you own people, folks. Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives are different. We have different cultural attitudes. We share nothing in common. The problem for Leyla is that she was trying to get better educated and so happen to pick an elite institution in the middle of a progressive cesspool. [snip]

Yes, a very nasty lawsuit should give these prigs something to contemplate for the rest of their lives.