Sanctuary Cities and Gun Rights?

By Mark Walters
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Mark Walters
Mark Walters

USA – -( It has been a week for the history books, for sure.

As a long-time gun-rights activist, I’ve got to admit that the feeling of being on offense for the first time in 8 years has been euphoric, to say the least. Removing a certain level of uncertainty in this ongoing struggle, in the sense that our side has taken hold of the reigns, has been a huge relief.

To use the football analogy; after a goal line interception in the fourth quarter, we’ve got the ball, and the march downfield has begun.The fun part of being on offense in this version of the game is that each possession is four years long, as we know all too well from being on defense for so long.

It’s been a blast watching the analysts on the other “team” pulling their hair out after losing the ball. Watch or read any liberal news outlet such as the NY Times, The Clinton News Network, MSDNC, ABC, CBS, NBC, and to a lesser extent, the Fox News Channel’s liberal analysts such as Juan Williams, Julie Roginsky and others. Heck, for that matter, read the Facebook posts of your liberal friends and family as they go whacko on social media.

(For me, that’s been more fun than anything else, watching liberal friends, neighbors and relatives go berserk)

Their “hypocrisy knows no bounds,” as Val Kilmer’s Doc Holiday character in the movie Tombstone, might say.

Prepare to Suck It

While it’s certainly a beautiful thing to watch and we’ve no doubt earned a break for a few weeks, there are ominous signs that remind us that after a well-deserved rest we’ve got to brush off the sense of relief and pull our boots back up. Of course, Bloomberg’s sucklings ( ) remind us every day, if you subscribe to their emails, etc., that while they’re down, they’re not out. Ok, no big deal there, that’s what we expect them to say when they come up for air between sucks, and frankly, that’s going to be their future for the next few years, so getting used to that rhetoric is a requirement.

On the other hand, in the world of politics, two lines in the sand were drawn by the Democrats this week that require our immediate attention.

First, Chuck Schumer was voted Senate Minority Leader by the socialists in the wake of despicable Harry Reid’s departure. I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that he is the single most anti-gun politician to step foot in the Capitol. Over his repeated election victories at the hands of liberal kooks in New York State, Schumer has embraced every single anti-gun measure ever proposed since the Earth began rotating around the sun, if he wasn’t proposing them himself. While his looming “Minority Leader” title is bad enough, (hopefully, the Republicans learned a few things from despicable Harry Reid when it comes to using Senate procedures to slam the door in the face of their opponents), there is another foreboding warning that the Democrats haven’t gotten the message.

I’m referring to a handful of Democratic mayors who have signaled their willingness to openly defy federal law, federal lawmakers, the President of the United States, and more importantly, the will of the American people, as it pertains to “protecting” illegal aliens in their “sanctuary city” communities.

What do so-called “sanctuary cities” and gun rights have to do with one another?

As I say on my radio programs, they have everything to do with one another! It is no coincidence that these are the same mayors who run the most anti-gun cities in the nation. Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel, New York City’s Bill De Blasio, Los Angeles’s Eric Garcetti, and on down the line of Democrats who have never met or proposed a gun hating bill that didn’t give them an orgasm. Their open willingness to snub our newly elected leader, the constitution and in fact, the will of the people makes it clear what they will do when, say, national reciprocity comes calling. Are you under any illusion that these men (and women) will openly embrace a new law that requires them to honor your right to carry in their states and specifically in their city?

Back to Kilmer’s Doc Holliday character, “You’re a daisy if you do.”

I have the utmost confidence that President Trump isn’t going to sit back and allow a small cadre’ of loudmouth, defiant, socialists who haven’t yet figured out that they've been kicked out of the playpen, get the better of him.

On the contrary, I think they’ll quickly get the picture; the new sheriff in town isn’t much for taking “no” for an answer. Either way, pass the popcorn, turn up the volume and grab a cold beverage, this is going to be fun to watch!


About Mark Walters

Mark Walters is the host of two nationally syndicated radio broadcasts, Armed American Radio and Armed American Radio's Daily Defense with Mark Walters. He is the Second Amendment Foundations 2015 Gun Rights Defender of the Year award recipient and co-author of two books, Lessons from Armed America with Kathy Jackson (Whitefeather Press) and Lessons from UnArmed America with Rob Pincus (Whitefeather Press)

  • 12 thoughts on “Sanctuary Cities and Gun Rights?

    1. There’s no victory for Oregon! “Kikel” Bloomberg has pumped his money into our state and now we have tyranny, where the Democratic Party runs the state government with a majority in the House, Senate, and Governor’s seat. In a state that is excellent for gun and knife rights, we are expecting an “assault weapons” ban come this February. And not enacted by a vote of the people, but through an “emergency” legislative action that we as voters will have no right to ever challenge and put to a vote. We are screwed, no matter who the president is.

      Shame on Michael Bloomberg for pushing the same anti-gun agenda that enabled the Nazis to commit a genocide on his people in the 1940’s. He is the worst self-hating Jew I have ever heard of!

    2. Trump’s greatest accomplishment has been kicking the Bush and Clinton dynasties to the curb. If he can appoint decent Justices (Roberts shows it is a roll of the dice what they will actually do), and also appoint an AG and get special counsel to investigate Hill-n-Bill it will be a bonus. I’ll be surprised if Trump can do much more. The RINO’s , Democrats, and bureaucrats will fight him every step of the way. I believe he and his administration will be just another bunch of big government lovers, but at least he ain’t Hillary or Barry.

    3. Please, fact check! While I am sure a correlation exists, the map shown is a well known fake.

      It doesn’t do the gun rights cause any service to perpetuate a known piece of bad data.

      Thank you for your defence of the 2A, and our Constitution.

    4. In regards to “Sanctuary Cities”, maybe what we need to do is simply enforce the laws that currently exist. Take a hundred FBI Agents and Federal Marshalls into each of these locations (cities, counties and states) and simply arrest the command structure driving and supporting the illegal actions.

      Elsewhere, I’ve seen the call for President-Elect Trump to appoint a special Assistant Attorney General who’s only duties would be to prosecute any city, county or state that enacts rules, regulations or laws that infringe on the People’s Second Amendment rights. That poor person is going to be up to his/her butt in alligators for a while, but making a good start would send a large message.

      I’d happily support both of these activities and more!

    5. Can’t help but notice you referenced Wyatt Earp & Doc Holiday, whose intent to enforce gun control let to the most famous shootout in Western lore. (I enjoyed the article – and the movie – though!)
      Keep fightin’!

    6. What to do? Well, we could, blockade their ports and invade them with overwhelming force crushing their hastily assembled armies. Burn a couple of their large cities (our choice) and generally pillage. Then, after we have pounded them into submission, disbanded and replaced their rebellious governments we’ll spend a few decades humiliating them. JUST LIKE THEY DID TO US.

    7. Federal Immigration and National Act,Section 8 USC 1324[a](1)(A)[iv][b](iii) any US citizen that knowingly assists an illegal alien, provides them with employment, food, water or shelter has committed a felony. Police officers who ignore officials who violate Section 8 USC 1324[a](1)(A)[iv][b](iii) are committing a Section 274 federal felony.

      Basically it says that any US citizen that knowingly assists an illegal alien, provides them with employment, food, water or shelter has committed a felony. That the City, county or State officials that declare their jurisdictions to be “Open Cities, Counties or States” are subject to arrest; as are law enforcement agencies that allow this to occur in their jurisdiction. Also according to Federal Immigration and National Act, if you live in a city, county or State that refuses to enforce the law for whatever reason, the OFFICIALS making those rules, or refusing to enforce them, are FINANCIALLY LIABLE for any crime committed within their jurisdiction by an illegal alien.”

      But like with the US Constitution (supreme law of this nation that requires ALL laws/regulations/codes/treaties/etc to be “in Pursuance thereof it”) and each state Constitution (highest law of the state) they need to be enforced.

      The US Constitution requires that the Militia be the enforcement arm of both the federal government and each state’s government for the purposes of
      — Enforcing the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution,
      — Enforcing and keeping the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
      — Protecting the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
      — “suppressing Insurrections and repelling Invasions”. (Illegals pouring over our borders are invasions, and no US President was given the authority to change that, but is REQUIRED to enforce the laws – not to create them. E.O.’s are only lawfully binding on those that serve withi9n government – elected, hired, contracted, etc.)

      Of course those Militias must be trained as the congress requires the military to be trained and educated in the US Constitution and their own state’s Constitution because though the Congress is required to call them out for those purposes; and the President is the Commander in Chief (federal) or Governor of the state WHEN the Militia are called out for the purposes listed; the civilian is always over the Military (governmental forces). The Militia is bound by the US Constitution and their own state’s Constitution, not any person or office.

      Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers 28: “The militia is a voluntary force not associated or under the control of the States except when called out; [when called into actual service] a permanent or long standing force would be entirely different in make-up and call.“

      John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of the United States 475: “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.”

      George Washington: “It may be laid down, as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every citizen who enjoys the protection of a free government…, but even of his personal services to the defence of it, and consequently that the Citizens of America (with a few legal and official exceptions) from 18 to 50 Years of Age should be borne on the Militia Rolls, provided with uniform Arms, and so far accustomed to the use of them, that the Total strength of the Country might be called forth at Short Notice on any very interesting Emergency.” (“Sentiments on a Peace Establishment”, letter to Alexander Hamilton; “The Writings of George Washington”)

      George Washington: “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.”

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