Tuesday, October 18, 2011

President Obama Supports "Occupy Wall Street"

Just how clueless is President Obama?

Obama on Occupy Wall Street: 'We Are on Their Side'

In an interview that will be aired tonight on ABC News, President Obama continues to express his commitment to the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

“The most important thing we can do right now is those of us in leadership letting people know that we understand their struggles and we are on their side,

the weekly Standard

Sunday, October 16, 2011


2008, in District of Columbia v. Heller, the  Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution
A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
ruled it is just what it says. A Right of the People.
Seems crazy that it took so long to clear that up. Still, it was very niggardly in just how far those rights extend and allowed for repressive laws to frustrate citizens from exercising our rights.

In a series of articles by Emily Miller of the Washington Times, we follow her as she navigates the bizarre trail to legally own a gun in one of the most crime ridden cities in America, Washington D.C.

MILLER: Emily gets her gun
I want a gun. I don't feel safe living in Washington, D.C. and want to protect myself. I'm starting today by going down to City Hall to find the gun permit office to tell them, "I want a gun." This series will follow me as I navigate the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm.

That is how it began. I was mostly intrigued in her latest writing.
 Steps to gun ownership in D.C.

My quest to get a legal handgun in Washington, D.C. feels daunting.
I went to the D.C. Firearms Registration office two weeks ago to start the process of getting a legal gun by picking up a 22-page packet of forms and instructions.

Since then, I've been overwhelmed by all that is required before I can take legal possession of a purchased gun.

I needed to get organized, so I made a checklist of the required steps, bringing order to the complicated mess of instructions given by the city.
I’m going to work my way down this LIST

I didn't copy all 17 steps here, you can find them here: LIST.

This part of her quest is just creepy.
D.C.’s only gun source

Room 1140 on the DMV hallway is marked with a small sign “CS Exchange” and a taped-up paper that warns away anyone who might be looking to fight parking ticket. Behind the nondescript brown door is the private office of Washington D.C.’s only legal gun broker: Charles Sykes.

You can’t just go out and legally buy a gun in the nation’s capital. If you purchase a pistol from another state, whether in person or over the Internet, you can’t ship it to your residence in the District, nor can you drive it back over the Potomac river.

In the 21-page packet of papers given to potential gun owners from the Firearm Registration Section, there is not a single word to explain how one would go about bringing a purchased gun into the city after registering it.

You can find all about her quest here:  GUNS