- Written by Wilmot Proviso
If you want to exercise your constitutional rights in the Northern Mariana Islands, you’d better be willing to fork up $1,000. The U.S. territory just decided to implement a handgun tax on any gun purchased on the islands, no matter what size or caliber.
According to the Marianas Variety, the bill was passed after the island’s gun ban was struck down last month. The bill also included language that said guns should only be used for self-defense.
“An individual is allowed to use a firearm or deadly force in self-defense if: the individual is protecting him- or herself and the use of the firearm or deadly force would prevent the immediate use of force by an aggressor,” the bill reads.
“Provided further that this use is based upon the reasonable belief that the aggressor is about to inflict an intentional contact that would or could be reasonably thought to result in serious bodily harm or death and the use of force by the aggressor can safely be prevented only by the immediate use of a deadly force.”
Apparently, nobody seemed to notice that a $1,000 tax is roughly equivalent to a ban on a constitutional right, much like the poll taxes in the South. Those were struck down, too — although, given Obama’s assault on the Second Amendment, we’ll see if the courts even recognize constitutional rights anymore….
The Northern Mariana Islands, which are roughly halfway between Hawaii and China in the Pacific Ocean, only have a little over 50,000 people on them. However, those people are Americans, and they have the right to bear arms.
Until this ban is lifted, patriotic Americans shouldn’t spend any money in the Northern Mariana Islands. If lawmakers there want to block our Constitution, they don’t want our money.
This 2016 presidential campaign is very educational.
Based on our “Esteemed” Career Politicians, and based on their statements only, all of the remaining candidates for the presidency, Democrats and Republicans are; Liars, Phonies, Frauds, Criminals, Con Artists, and possess evil and unacceptable human attributes.
I must admit, this is the only time I can agree with this “Elite” club of Career Politicians.
Being a Career Politician, running a campaign, means joining the trade of Career Politicians.
Any Individual, member of this trade, MUST possess these disgusting human attributes.
They must possess them, and be “good’ in executing them in order to survive and to “win”.
We, the public, the “Other Individuals”, must not believe otherwise.
When choosing a candidate, one has no choice but to choose from a pool of “bad apples”.
These are the ONLY Individuals ready and able to take on this “dirty” trade of Career Politicians. This is the “nature of the Beast”, always was and always will be.
We need to accept that our candidates for the Presidency, are exactly what they and other members of their trade are telling us, and we must act accordingly, PROTECT OURSELVES from these devious, un-trustable Individuals we are putting in power.
As for us, the “Other Individuals”, the only way to survive as free men, is to accept reality and NEVER EVER compromise on the constitution, especially the Second Amendment.
The Second Amendment, fully restored to its original form, is the only protection against the Career Politicians’ goal of unsupervised and unlimited power.
You must choose your candidate based on his/her performance history related to the Second Amendment.
ALWAYS check his/her Grade with the National Rifle Association (NRA).
This grade is more important than party affiliations and any claims the candidate is making.
To get the candidate grade online go to:
From MENU choose:
Politics & Legislation, and then choose:
NRA Political Victory Fund
Or go directly to: https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/
WHAT THE GRADES MEAN
The NRA-PVF is non-partisan in issuing its candidate grades and endorsements. Our decisions are not based on a candidate’s party affiliation, but rather on his or her record on Second Amendment issues. The NRA is a single issue organization. The only issues on which we evaluate candidates seeking elected office are gun-related issues.
Indicates an NRA Endorsed Candidate.
A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.
Solidly pro-gun candidate. A candidate who has supported NRA positions on key votes in elective office or a candidate with a demonstrated record of support on Second Amendment issues.
A pro-gun candidate whose rating is based solely on the candidate’s responses to the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire and who does not have a voting record on Second Amendment issues.
A generally pro-gun candidate. However, a “B” candidate may have opposed some pro-gun reform or supported some restrictive legislation in the past.
Not necessarily a passing grade. A candidate with a mixed record or positions on gun related issues, who may oppose some pro-gun positions or support some restrictive legislation.
An anti-gun candidate who usually supports restrictive gun control legislation and opposes pro-gun reforms. Regardless of public statements, can usually be counted on to vote wrong on key issues.
True enemy of gun owners’ rights. A consistent anti-gun candidate who always opposes gun owners’ rights and/or actively leads anti-gun legislative efforts, or sponsors anti-gun legislation.
Refused to answer the NRA-PVF Candidate Questionnaire, often an indication of indifference, if not outright hostility, to gun owners’ and sportsmen’s rights.
Sheriff Brad Rogers, of Elkhart County in Indiana made news a few months ago when he vowed that he would ignore any gun control executive order.
Several sheriffs have spoken out over the past couple of years against more gun control laws. Now, Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers has taken his stance and made it clear to the Obama administration that he will not submit to unconstitutional executive orders to confiscate guns from Americans in his county.
Rogers appeared on a local PBS broadcast to support the rights to keep and bear arms that are to be protected under the Second Amendment.
“We’ve always had this conversation that we need more reasonable gun control put in place,” Rogers said. “Well we have what is reasonable, in my opinion, and in fact it’s probably overdone.”
“I’m from the government, and I don’t think the government has any place in gun registration,” Rogers added. “The government shouldn’t know who’s got weapons … we’ve seen in other countries what could happen when the government knows who has what guns.”
“And so I always discourage people from ever registering any guns – it’s not a law in Indiana, so it’s not like I’m asking anyone to break the law,” said Rogers. “I’m just saying if someone wants to come into the sheriff’s office and register their gun I will let them do it – but quite frankly it’s not something we push or promote.”
Rogers went on to state that any executive orders given by Obama to infringe on the rights of the citizens of his county to keep and bear arms would be ignored.
“In fact, if President Obama today said, ‘I’m creating an executive order that all sheriffs and police chiefs around this nation need to start registering firearms,’ I will disregard it,” Rogers said.
SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF ALL THE ACTION
Rodney Lee Conover — February 19, 2016
Blam! Thug gets a taste of the bitch-pudding when he tries to mug concealed-carry guy.
Pretty slick moves too!
This is awesome!
About the AuthorRodney Lee Conover
Rodney Lee Conover is a writer, producer and Senior Editor at JoeForAmerica.com
Registration leads to Confiscation