The Vatican’s chief spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Saturday that 47 religious leaders have appealed to members of the U.S. Congress “to limit firearms that are making society pay an unacceptable price in terms of massacres and senseless deaths.” “I am with them,” Lombardi said, in an editorial carried on Vatican Radio, lining up the Vatican’s moral support in favor of firearm limits. `’The initiatives announced by the American administration for limiting and controlling the spread and use of weapons are certainly a step in the right direction,” Lombardi said. via Vatican Welcomes Obama Gun Control Proposal. Wow…
Saw this on Facebook… So, this is what Hitler actually said: The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their fall by doing so. As know, Hitler had gun control only for the subject races. He actually loosened gun laws for Germans. But, then again, who cares about facts when anyone can make up an anti-Obama quote and give it to Hitler. But, this brings to mind a recent article about the Founders.
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Virginia Constitution of 1776 – SEC. 13. That a well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the proper, natural, and safe defence of a free State; that standing armies, in time of peace, should be avoided, as dangerous to liberty; and that in all cases the military should be under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power. North Carolina Constitution of 1776 – 17. That the people have a right to bear arms, for the defense of the State; and as standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, they
To suppose arms in the hands of citizens, to be used at individual discretion, except in private self-defense, or by partial orders of towns, countries or districts of a state, is to demolish every constitution, and lay the laws prostrate, so that liberty can be enjoyed by no man; it is a dissolution of the government. The fundamental law of the militia is, that it be created, directed and commanded by the laws, and ever for the support of the laws. – A Defence of the Constitutions of the United States 3:475 (1787-1788). Oh snap….
Nathaniel T. Jackson is a record holder this year in Chicago. Not for selling the most fund raising items for cancer, or for helping the homeless or for overcoming his gang ties while being out on parole for a robbery. He didn’t win any election or race to speak of. It is possible that some of us may have at one time or other other passed by him while we were in Chicago at SBL. No doubt, when we did, we were pretty darn scared. What record does he hold? He is the 500th gun murder in Chicago this
Surely this must be Syria or Iraq… In 2010, nearly 700 Chicago school children were shot and 66 of them died. Last year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended a memorial for 260 school children who had been killed in just the previous three years. On several occasions in the past year, tens of people have been shot in a single weekend on the streets of the city. The worst three-day stretch saw 10 killed and 37 wounded in gun fire. But Google the term “Chicago weekend shootings” and the results are far too many deadly weekends to count. via 260