Sue the Tyrants

We Will Fight Back Against Tyranny
We Will Fight Back Against Tyranny
Firearms Policy Coalition
Firearms Policy Coalition

Sacramento, CA -(AmmoLand.com)- The battle waged over your rights does not end when oppressive, draconian laws are signed into law.

Politicians in California aren’t satisfied with stifling your Second Amendment rights. They have to attempt to squelch your First Amendment rights, too.

One of our FPC members decided to stand up in their own way to the “Gunpocalypse” legislative package that forced seven new anti-gun bills into law.

That member, known as “Publius,” published an aptly-named “Tyrant Registry” on their personal website hosted on web publishing platform WordPress.

The Tyrant Registry detailed the names, addresses, and phone numbers of lawmakers because Publius believes “the people who voted to send you to prison if you exercise your rights and liberties” should have their information on a list as well.

STAND WITH FPC AND PUBLIUS

Anticipating that some would allege that publishing the information was dangerous, Publius wrote:

“Isn’t that dangerous, what if something bad happens to them by making that information public? First, all this information was already public; it’s just now in one convenient location. Second, it’s no more dangerous than, say, these tyrants making it possible for free men and women to have government guns pointed at them while they’re hauled away to jail and prosecuted for the crime of exercising their rights and Liberty.”

Under the First Amendment, Publius has the right to aggregate and publish this publicly-available information.

Whether through blogs labeling the tyrants in the California government, well, tyrants, through peaceful “We Will Not Comply” protests, or through contributions to FPC, we all are entitled to protected free speech.

Apparently the state of California hates THAT right TOO!

Soon after our FPC member published the Tyrant Roster, California Legislative Counsel decided to CENSOR our member’s speech.

Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine sent WordPress a NASTY “takedown” letter threatening to sue them over the publication of the Tyrant Registry because it broke California Government Code section 6254.21(c), which prohibits the publication of the home address or telephone of any “elected or appointed official” on the Internet.

SUE THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

WordPress immediately bent over for the Legislature and REMOVED the Tyrant Registry with no pushback. Boyer-Vine's actions CHILLED free speech.

THIS OFFENSE WILL NOT STAND.

It’s not enough for us to work to kill anti-gun laws. We will advance to the next battlefield to defend our members and their rights.

That’s why we’ve filed Publius v. Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine, a First Amendment lawsuit, on behalf of our member.

The suit “argues that a State of California statute and the Legislative Counsel's demand letter threatening legal action and penalties unconstitutionally forced WordPress into taking down the material” and seeks a restraining order against and challenges California Government Code section 6254.21(c).

When our rights are ruthlessly attacked by the corrupt oligarchy, we WILL FIGHT BACK.

However, this battle against the State will likely be long, tough, and brutal. We are prepared to fight, but this fight will be need to be a team effort, both on our end and yours.

That’s why are counting on our members to come together and ensure that our legal fight against California has the proper resources.

We hope we can count you in for the upcoming war for free speech.

For Liberty,

Richard Thomson
Grassroots Director

About Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC):

Firearms Policy Coalition is a grassroots 501(c)4 nonprofit public benefit organization. FPC’s mission is to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, especially the fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

More information about FPC can be found at www.firearmspolicy.org.

  • 6 thoughts on “Sue the Tyrants

    1. KALI GUN OWNERS, HEAR MY WORDS…
      Form a non-profit… find lawyers sympathetic to the cause (they are out there, some, willing to take the cause because they support it at a discount rate)… form an org with minimal expenses solely for the purpose of fighting back. Use social media to spread the message, open a gofundme page or find an easy way to raise the funds to hire the lawyers and FIGHT THE F*CK BACK! There are 7.8 MILLION of you in Kali… at least HALF will take an active role whether writing or donating.
      THERE IS NO TOMORROW UNLESS YOU ORGANIZE AND FIGHT BACK NOW!

    2. With the 2nd amendment, the people can stop the tyranny. Depending on how you were educated, you can take that statement as a threat or an invitation to Disney Land. we’ve been shown it can be taken any way any ass wants to take it. For now, I take it as we all need to show up at some politicians homes, combining 1 st and 2 nd then take it from there. If they were just, this power play would not be in place. Refusing to listen to the people takes Disney Land off the table.

    3. PFFFFT! It was tried in Kommiecticut after the passage of the 2013 post Sandy Hook infringements. You know where it went? Right down the shitter. A rogue activist judge ruled it constitutional on his own, with no hearing or testimony. He just declared “I will rule on this” and in his ruling, he said (and I am paraphrasing here) “it does burden the plaintiff’s Second Amendment rights, however, in the interest of public safety, the law stands.” It the went to the 2nd Circus court of appeals, where they said “yup, it’s all good”. The petition to SCOTUS was turned down flat, because they didn’t want to touch it with a 10 foot pole.

      WTF???? Where is that provision in The Constitution? How about my safety and that of thousands of fellow gun owners who have been declared felons by the stroke of a tyrant’s pen. What about Post de Facto….what was legal yesterday is illegal today?

      This is why I continually beat the drum of Armed Civil Disobedience. Ignore their unconstitutional/intolerable acts. They will not enforce their diktats, because they know what it would mean, much death and destruction. Staring down the muzzles of a few hundred thousand locked and loaded firearms held by Patriots ready to do their duty to “protect and defend The Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic” is quite daunting. To this point we are status quo, which is fine with us. They have their little “feel good/got to do SOMETHING” laws, and we still have our weapons.

      As always….it is still the tyrants move. Patriots don’t shoot first, BUT WE WILL SHOOT BACK!

    4. as long as people sell there vote for a food stamp card and a welfare check we are going to see people like Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine elected to office

      1. Correction…unelected and appointed Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine. Diane Boyer-Vine was appointed Legislative Counsel of California on June 6, 2002 by then Gov. Gray Davis.

    5. Where Does a Illegal Government activity Stop? It Doesn’t stop with A LAW SUIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here’s the only way that the Government Will be Put back into the Hands of the Republic! By Force of Arms!

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